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PROMISING NIGHT ENDS EARLY FOR BRODY ROA AT VENTURA

(Cypress, CA, September 30, 2022) After winning the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series race at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway on August 27th, Brody Roa, and the May Motorsports #8M team had high hopes for a great night on the same oval last Saturday. However, the team’s effort was cut short due to mechanical ills before the main event.
 

Sporting some sparkling new graphics, the #8M was ready for another successful night at the track that is located a stone’s throw from the Pacific Ocean. Things started off in fine fashion when Garden Grove, California-based Roa steered the car to the third fastest time in qualifying with a lap of 12.977. The veteran driver started last in his heat race, weaved his way through the field, and scored the win. However, that was his last hurrah of the night. An engine issue had reared its ugly head and rather than cause extensive and expensive damage, the team parked the car for the night.

With the cancellation of this Saturday’s race at Perris Auto Speedway, Roa will be spending time with his wife Tailor and their daughter Addison. He will be back in his #91R next Saturday at the NARC King of the West Twin 25’s at Peter Murphy’s Keller Auto Speedway.

If you wish to hear Roa’s recent appearance on the Dirt Tracks and Rib Racks podcast, you can do so at the following link https://spoti.fi/3cjQrLL.

In 2022, Roa is racing in the USAC/CRA, USAC National, and other select events, in his #91R BR Performance/HD Industries Eagle. He will also drive the #8M for May Motorsports in select USAC West Coast events. The 2019 USAC Southwest and 2017 USAC West Coast champion is always open to discussing other driving opportunities.

Roa and the team want to thank the following sponsors for making the 2022 season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, Inland Rigging, Caltrol, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, Competition Suspension, ALR Virtual Services, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to RDM Mechanics, Fastenal, KC Keen Concrete, Coopers Propane, Ten West Towing, Ten West Environmental, TJM Distribution, and Westco International for sponsoring the #8M he will pilot for Jayson May on 10 occasions in 2022.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition as a team partner throughout the 2022 racing season, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information on the top of this release.

Fans can learn more about Roa and the team at https://www.brodyroa.com/. Fans can also check out the team news at Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/.

To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M

Brody Roa’s 2022 Schedule and Race Results

January 12 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Nationals 15th A Main

January 15 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Nationals 13th C Main

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

January 29 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

February 11 Central Arizona Speedway ASCS/CAS 360 5th A Main

February 12 Central Arizona Speedway ASCS/CAS 360 2nd A Main

February 26 Keller Auto Speedway King of Thunder 9th A Main

March 25 Bakersfield Speedway World of Outlaws 8th B Main

March 26 Perris Auto Speedway World of Outlaws 24th A Main

April 9 Keller Auto Speedway NARC King of the West Canceled

April 30 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

May 28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 3rd A Main

June 11 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 2nd A Main

June 25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 1ST A Main

July 22 Gas City I69 Speedway ISW - USAC National 9th C Main

July 23 Kokomo Speedway ISW - USAC National 7th B Main

July 24 Lawrenceburg Speedway ISW - USAC National Rained out

July 25 Circle City Raceway ISW – UASC National 19th A Main

July 27 Terre Haute Action Track ISW - USAC National Rained Out

July 28 Lincoln Park Speedway ISW - USAC National 8th B Main

July 29 Bloomington Speedway ISW - USAC National 16th A Main

July 30 Tri State Speedway ISW - USAC National 16th A Main

August 6 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 1st A Main

August 20 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 19th A Main

August 27 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 1st A Main

September 17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 3rd A Main

September 24 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 DNS

October 8 Keller Auto Speedway NARC King of the West – Twin 25s

October 15 Kern County Raceway USAC West Coast 360

October 28* Cocopah Speedway USAC National & CRA - Western World

October 29* Cocopah Speedway USAC National & CRA - Western World

October 29* Kern County Raceway NARC King of The West

November 3 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals

November 4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals

November 5 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals

November 25 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 – Turkey Night GP

November 26 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 – Turkey Night GP

*Decision on which track/class to run is pending.

 

 

 

 

 

STN Officially Kicks off Tonight as Entry Count Surges to 85!

 

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 30, 2022) – With Thursday night’s appetizer cleaned off the table, the final Short Track Nationals atop the high-banked, -mile I-30 Speedway oval kicks off tonight.

 

Tonight’s race program consists of group qualifying by heat race group, heat races, “B” Mains and “Twin 20” lap “A” Main events.  The top two from each “A” Main lock into Saturday night’s $15,041-to-win 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires finale.

 

The balance of the field will earn points through qualifying, heat races and feature finish that will be added to Saturday heat race passing points to set the balance of Saturday feature lineups with the top two overall in points joining the four lock-ins in the Pack Dash for Cash that sets the front three rows of Saturday’s 41-lap finale.

 

With an influx of entries thought brought Thursday’s entries to 74 for the “15th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial”, the current entry count going into Friday’s STN prelim event is at 85 with more possible by race time.

 

Aaron Reutzel dominated Thursday night’s 25-lap feature event to take the $5,646 winner’s share with Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Jordon Mallett, Wayne Johnson and Ryan Timms filling out the top five.

 

Entries going into tonight are as follows:

 

No.

Name (Hometown)

0

Eric Baldaccini (Cypress, TX)

1jr

Steven Russell (Russellville, MO)

1s

Joey Schmidt (Laurel, MS)

2

Chase Porter (St. Joseph, MO)

2c

Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK)

2T

Todd Bradford (Arlington, TN)

3

Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)

4x

Brad Bowden (Hernando, MS)

5L

Dusty Young (Benton, AR)

5T

Ryan Timms (Oklahoma City, OK)

g6

Cody Gardner (Benton, AR)

8m

Kade Morton (Coweta, OK)

8r

Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX)

9jr

Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

10

Landon Britt (Memphis, TN)

10k

Dewayne White (Byhalia, MS)

10p

Dylan Postier (Stillwater, OK)

12h

Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS)

12m

Greg Merritt (Nesbit, MS)

13

Chase Howard (Nesbit, MS)

13m

Chance McCrary (Farmersville, TX)

14

Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)

15h

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX)

15J

Jeremy Middleton (N. Little Rock, AR)

16

Steven Howell (Byhalia, MS)

16c

Tylar Rankin (Angola, IN)

17b

Ryan Bickett (Sioux Falls, SD)

17J

Jerry Brey (Billings, MT)

17F

Chad Frewaldt (Kansas City, KS)

17a

Alex Lyles (Memphis, TN)

17

Alex Sewell (Broken Arrow, OK)

19

Jason Long (Benton, AR)

21

Spencer Meredith (Hernando, MS)

21k

Kevin Hinkle (Austin, AR)

21R

Gunner Ramey (Sedalia, MO)

22

Riley Goodno (Knoxville, IA)

22k

Kaleb Poe (Scott, AR)

22s

Slater Helt (Harrisonville, MO)

23

Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA)

24

Jeffrey West (Atoka, TN)

24w

Garet Williamson (Columbia, MO)

26

Marshall Skinner (Marion, AR)

27J

Joseph Poe, Jr. (Scott, AR)

29

Chad Jones (Memphis, TN0

30

Joseph Miller (Cove, AR)

36

Jason Martin (Liberal, KS)

37

Ayden Gatewood (Caruthersville, MO)

38

Rick Pringle (Benton, AR)

39

Justin Sanders (Aromas, CA)

41

Colton Hardy (Phoenix, AZ)

42p

Preston Perlmutter (San Antonio, TX)

43m

Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA)

44

Ronny Howard (Nesbit, MS)

45x

Kyler Johnson (Quinter, KS)

47

Dale Howard (Byhalia, MS)

47x

Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, ON)

48

Wade Buttrey (Fairview, TX)

51b

Joe B. Miller (Millersburgville, MO)

52

Blake Hahn (Salpulpa, OK)

55b

Brandon Anderson (Glenpool, OK)

55

Donnie Howard (Nesbit, MS)

63

Chris Williams (Forney, TX)

67

Hayden Martin (Byhalia, MS)

69

Jamey Mooney (Heber Springs, AR)

71

Bradyn Baker (Benton, AR)

72

Jason Howell (Fort Worth, TX)

72p

Gary Floyd (San Angelo, TX)

73

Samuel Wagner (Lone Jack, MO)

74

Tucker Boulton (Brighton, TN)

77

Jack Wagner (Lone Jack, MO)

84

Brandon Hanks (Burlison, TN)

85

Josh McCord (Bossier City, LA)

87

Tim Crawley (Benton, AR)

87j

Jace Park (Overland Park, KS)

91

Michael Day (Farmersville, TX)

91a

Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN)

91z

Zach Pringle (Benton, AR)

93

Chris Sweeney (Houston, TX)

95

Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)

97

Scotty Milan (Fort Collins, CO)

99

Blake Jenkins (Alexander, AR)

99L

Lewis Jenkins, Jr. (Bryant, AR)

132

Jamie Manley (Memphis, TN)

187

Landon Crawley (Benton, AR)

938

Bradley Fezard (Bonnerdale, AR)

 

The Pertinent Info:

The What:  35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

 

The Where:  I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR).  I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

 

The When:  September 29 through October 1, 2022. 

 

Thursday, September 29 - $5,646-to-win ASCS Mid-South sanctioned “15th Annual Ralph Henson Tribute”

 

Friday, September 30 – 35th Annual Short Track preliminary that culminates with $1,500-to-win “Twin 20’s” with top two from each feature locking into the STN finale.

 

Saturday, October 1 – 35th Annual Short Track Nationals $15,041-to-win championship finale.

 

The Mufflers:  Leave ‘em at home, no mufflers required for this weekend.

 

The Format:  Friday’s preliminary event will be contested under a derivative of the All Star Circuit of Champions format, with group qualifying establishing heat race lineups with an invert of four in each heat race.  The Friday preliminary will conclude with “Twin 20’s”, a pair of $1,500-to-win 20-lap “A” Main events.

 

The top two from each of the “Twin 20’s” will be locked into Saturday night’s “Dash for Cash” and the championship main event.

 

Friday events points accumulated will be carried over to Saturday night, with another set of heats utilizing passing points added to the Friday total to set the championship feature lineups.  The top two in combined points from Friday night and the Saturday heat races with join Friday’s four lock-ins in the Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash”.  The next eight in points will occupy STN championship feature positions 7-14 with the balance of the field in “B” and “C” Mains.  Three will transfer from both “B” Mains to set the 20-car feature field.  The 21st position is reserved for this year’s I-30 Speedway track champion if necessary.

 

The Feature Purse: 

 

October 1, STN Finale: 1st - $15,041, 2nd - $7,500, 3rd - $5,000, 4th - $2,500, 5th - $2,000, 6th - $1,700, 7th - $1,600, 8th - $1,500, 9th - $1,450, 10th - $1,400, 11th - $1,350, 12th - $1,300, 13th - $1,200, 14th - $1,150, 15th - $1,100, 16th - $1,100, 17th-  $1,100, 18th - $1,100, 19th - $1,100, 20th - $1,100.

 

September 30 STN Preliminary “Twin 20’s”:  1st - $1,500, 2nd - $750, 3rd - $650, 4th - $625, 5th - $600, 6th - $550, 7th - $525, 8th - $500, 9th - $450, 10th - $400, 11th - $350, 12th - $325, 13th - $300, 14th - $275, 15th - $250, 16th - $250, 17th - $250, 18th - $250, 19th - $250, 20th - $250.

 

The Past Winners: 

2021-Blake Hahn

2020–Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2019-Blake Hahn

2018-Blake Hahn

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

 

The Tickets:  Advance two-day tickets are $45.

 

Day of show prices are $20 on Friday and $30 on Saturday.

 

Children under 12 are admitted free on both nights.

 

To order tickets or for more information, check online at https://www.i-30speedway.com/stn/tickets or call the track at 501-455-4567.

 

Pit passes are $40 on both Friday and Saturday.  Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

 

The Broadcast:  If you can’t make it to the STN to catch all the breathtaking action in person, no need to fret as you can catch it all live online at www.floracing.com.

 

For more information regarding I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals, check at www.i-30speedway.com or call the track at 501-455-4567.

 

 

Kyle Reinhardt Shows Speed Early at Eldora

60th Annual Williams Grove National Open Up Next

New Weston, OH – September 29, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

The season may be entering its final chapter, but there’s no quit in Kyle Reinhardt or the Capitol Renegade team.

With approximately a dozen races remaining in their 2022 season and only three with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), they are still plugging away to find the speed and consistency they know they are capable of.

It has been a tough season for Reinhardt, who has been serving as his own crew chief all year but getting over the hump and putting some good results on the books before season’s end would go a long way toward 2023.

September 23: BeFour the Crowns Showdown / Eldora Speedway / New Weston, OH [42 cars, Qualifying 8th in Flight A, Heat 4th (4), A-main 22nd (14)]

The ASCoC was slated to tackle the famed Eldora Speedway on Saturday, so Reinhardt and team made the tow to western Ohio a day early to join the World of Outlaws for the ‘BeFour the Crowns Showdown’ show on Friday.

The 42 cars on hand were split into two flights for qualifying. Reinhardt registered the 8th quickest lap in Flight A, placing him 4th on the starting grid for heat number two.

The top five finishers from each of four 8-lap heats would transfer directly to the $10,000 to win A-main. Reinhardt ‘held serve’ and recorded a 4th place finish to put his team in the show.

The night was generally going well for Reinhardt, until the 30-lap main event took the green flag. The Neptune City, NJ native started 14th with his eyes on a top ten finish but it didn’t play out that way.

Reinhardt began to lose positions early on, dropping outside the top twenty within the first five laps. Just past the halfway point, with nothing positive coming from his efforts to regroup and move forward, he retired from the event for an official 22nd place finish.

September 24: 4-Crown Nationals / Eldora Speedway / New Weston, OH [34 cars, Qualifying 1st in Group B, Heat 2nd (4), Dash 7th (6), A-main 17th (7)]

Saturday’s All Star Circuit of Champions portion of the 4-Crown Nationals event at Eldora brought 34 winged 410 sprint cars to compete for a $10,000 top prize.

Reinhardt kicked off the night by going to the top of the qualifying charts in Group B, notching quick time with a lap of 13.166 in his Capitol Renegade / Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers / Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants / J&J Auto Racing No.91.

Given his quick time in the group, all Reinhardt needed to do to claim his spot in the Dash redraw was finish in the top five in his heat race. He wasn’t complacent though, charging from his 4th starting spot to 2nd on the opening lap and then going after the top spot. He was unable to run down leader Brady Bacon in the fast-paced 8-lap qualifier and came home with the runner up finish.

Reinhardt drew the 6th starting spot in the 8-car Dash, which would set the starting order for the first 4 rows of the night’s finale. Sye Lynch wrestled 6th away from Reinhardt on lap three, dropping Reinhardt to a 7th place finish in the 6-lap race.

Reinhardt took the green for the 30-lap A-main from inside row four but could not mount a forward charge in the opening laps. He slipped just outside of the top ten a few laps into the event and remained there through the halfway point of the race.

The restart that followed a caution with nine laps to go was not Reinhardt’s friend. Over the course of the final nine laps, Reinhardt’s situation only got worse, losing a few more spots to a 17th place finish.

“We made some progress this weekend. We had really good speed early both nights. We qualified well and made the show through our heat, but we struggled again late and didn’t close the deal.“, Reinhardt commented.

Up Next

The 60th Annual National Open at Williams Grove Speedway is next on the docket for Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team. The two day marquee event takes place Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1. Saturday’s A-main purse alone is over $155,000, with $75,000 of that going to the winner.

Season Stats

64 races, 0 wins, 5 top 5’s, 14 top 10’s, 30 top 15’s

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt at:

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A2DPR.com/latest-news

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THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!

RQM Enterprises would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the continued support during the 2022 racing season!

Capitol Renegade

Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers

Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants

Fibreworks Composites

Henry’s Wrecker Service

J&J Auto Racing

FK Rod Ends

Kinsler Fuel Injection

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Kelly Racing Fuel

Arai Americas

Auto Meter

KSE Racing Products

InTech Trailers

Fel-Pro

Taylor Ignition Wires

Miller Welders

K&N Filters

Mettec

AL Driveline

Jesel Valvetrain

DMI

All-Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads

ISC Racers Tape

HMS Motorsports

Ultra Lite Brakes & Components

Rider Racing Engines

Saldana Racing Products

HP Engines

Titan Wings and Top Flight Wings

Simpson Race Products

Broadcast coverage of All Star Circuit of Champions events is available at https://www.floracing.com/

SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible. PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE LINE THIS WEEKEND FOR KNIGHTS OF THUNDER & ACTION SPRINT TOUR

By Tommy Goudge

(September 29, 2022) – Champions will be crowned in the Pinty's Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series and the Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Cars fueled by Pinty's this weekend at Humberstone Speedway!

The Fall Classic weekend features two full race nights at Humberstone, and the last chance to see Sprint Cars in Ontario this year. Several drivers are vying for championships in each series, and extra cash is on the line this weekend thanks to Nitro 54 Variety as well; each Knights of Thunder A-Main will pay the winner $3,000, each Action Sprint Tour A-Main will pay the winner $1,500, and an extra $3,000 will be distributed in the top five of the Knights of Thunder events.

The champions of each series will earn $5,000 and a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2023 Bristol Dirt Race, and both championship chases remain close heading into the weekend. A minimum of $1,000 will be paid to each driver in the top ten as well.

Mitch Brown has a five point advantage over Cory Turner in the Knights of Thunder standings, with Ryan Turner 13 points behind his brother. Josh Hansen, Nick Sheridan, Liam Martin, Tyler Rand, Jake Brown, Glenn Styres, and Aaron Turkey hold the remaining spots in the top ten; D.J. Christie and Shone Evans are both close behind Styres and Turkey, with just 25 points separating ninth from 12th. Brown won the KoT opener at Humberstone in June, with both Turner brothers on the podium. All three drivers are looking for their first Knights of Thunder titles.

Jacob Dykstra heads into the weekend with a 19 point lead over Darren Dryden in the Action Sprint Tour standings, with Mathieu Bardier 12 points behind Dryden. The remainder of the current top ten consists of Jonah Mutton, Johnny Miller, Tyeller Powless, Allan Downey, Seth Roy, Ashton VanEvery, and Brian Nanticoke. Mike Bowman and Brett Stratford are currently 11th and 12th, and still have a chance to bump themselves into the top ten. A Modified champ turned Sprint Car rookie, Bowman has six AST wins this season, the first of which came at Humberstone in June. Bardier and Dryden were on the podium in that event, while Dykstra charged from the tail to finish sixth after a crash early in the race.

Special events for Late Models, Sportsman Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Mini Stocks will be held over the weekend as well, and free camping is available. Visit www.humberstonespeedway.ca for more information, or tune in to GForceTV on YouTube or Facebook to watch live.

EVENT INFORMATION

WHAT:
The Fall Classic at Humberstone Speedway, featuring the Pinty's Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series and Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Cars fueled by Pinty's

WHEN:
Friday, September 30 - Racing starts @ 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 1 - Racing starts @ 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Humberstone Speedway
1716 Main St E
Port Colborne ON L3K 5V3
www.humberstonespeedway.ca

WATCH:
GForceTV – www.youtube.com/GforceTV

KNIGHTS OF THUNDER MEDIA
Website: www.knightsofthunder.com
Twitter: @KoTSprints
Facebook: KnightsofThunderSprintCars
Instagram: @knightsofthunder
YouTube: GForceTV

About the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series: Founded in 2021, the Knights of Thunder series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. Each points-paying event on the 2022 schedule will pay a minimum of $2,000-to-win and $250-to-start, and all events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. The championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2023 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. The 2022 Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series is made possible with the support of Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Hoosier Tire Canada, Burger Barn, Nitro 54 Variety, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet, and EPIC Racewear. Visit www.knightsofthunder.com for more information.

ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA
Website: www.actionsprinttour.com
Facebook: ActionSprintTour
Twitter: @ActionSprints
Instagram: @actionsprinttour
YouTube: GForceTV

About the Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty’s: Founded in 2018, the Action Sprint Tour is a traveling Winged Crate Sprint Car Series based in Ontario, Canada. Action Sprint Tour cars are powered by GM 602 crate engines modified specifically to fit a Sprint Car chassis. Each points-paying event on the 2022 schedule will pay a minimum of $1,000-to-win and $150-to-start, and selected events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. The 2022 championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2023 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. The 2022 Action Sprint Tour is made possible with the support of Pinty’s Delicious Foods. Visit www.actionsprinttour.com for more information.

 

 

Kody Hartlaub Captures Williams Grove Rookie of the Year Award; Records Solid September with Three Top-5’s in Four Races

Team Aiming for Elusive 2022 Victory in Two October Opportunities

Mechanicsburg, PA – September 28, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Kody Hartlaub entered the final full month of his 358 sprint car season with the team’s performance trending in the right direction.

The summer had not been terrible by any means, but it was below the bar Hartlaub and his team had set for themselves in the early months of the season. August brought a return of some consistency and a trend toward their early season results.

With some good money on the line in September, they were working hard to continue that trend.

September 2: Match Race / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA

[37 cars, Heat 1st (2), A-main 4th (3)]

The month opened with the rescheduled Match Race at Williams Grove Speedway, which boasted an increased purse for the 358 sprint cars.

The 25-lap Match Race feature event offered a purse worth over $20,000, with $2,021 going to the winner, while the 24th or final finisher would take home $696. The format for the event had drivers draw for heat race starting positions. The top five finishers in each of the four heats transferred to the A-main, with the top three making the redraw that would line up the first six rows of the feature. The balance of the lineup was set via a heads-up format based on heat finishing position.

Hartlaub powered into the lead at the start of his 8-lap heat race from his outside front row starting spot. He led the race from start to finish, but it wasn’t easy. Veteran Frankie Herr remained within one second of the top spot, waiting for his opportunity, but Hartlaub never flinched and grabbed the win.

The redraw provided Hartlaub with the 3rd starting spot for the 25-lap finale. He held the position until the midpoint of the race when the battle for position heated up.

Hartlaub slipped back to 5th and appeared destined to finish there until the caution flag appeared with two laps remaining. The restart bunched up the field and Hartlaub took advantage of the opportunity, wrestling the 4th spot away from Matt Findley and holding it to the checkered flag.

September 3: Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA

[26 cars, Heat 3rd (5), A-main 3rd (12)]

Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway, four heats were lined up by pill draw for the 26 teams on hand. The top five finishers transferred directly to the main event, with the top two handicapped by season points to set the top eight starting spots.

Hartlaub started heat number four from inside the third row and quickly went on the offense, snagging the 4th spot on the opening lap and the 3rd spot by lap two. He finished in that spot, unable to get close enough to challenge for the runner up position and a shot at the redraw.

On the outside of the top ten looking in from his 12th starting spot in the 20-lap A-main, Hartlaub wasted no time showing he had a good car late in the night once again.

Hartlaub has passed a lot of cars this season at Lincoln Speedway in feature competition and it was clear early on that this night would be no different. He passed three cars on the opening lap, another the following lap, and two more on lap three.

By lap six Hartlaub was sitting in 4th and had the top spot on the horizon. After laying claim to a podium spot on lap seventeen, he ran out of time and brought home the 3rd place finish.

September 17: Dirty 30 / BAPS Motor Speedway / York Haven, PA

[36 cars, Qualifying 1st, Heat 1st (1), A-main 3rd (7)]

The Dirty 30 358 sprint car event at BAPS Motor Speedway on September 17th offered the top total purse in the region this season for the popular division. The payout attracted a solid field of 36 competitors.

The field was divided into four groups by pill draw. Teams would qualify and heat race within those groups to set the lineup for the first twenty spots for the feature event. The final four spots would come from the B-main.

Hartlaub timed fourth quickest in the his group, claiming the pole for the heat race by way of an invert. He went on to dominate the 8-lap qualifier, winning by 3.3 seconds over Frankie Herr.

Hartlaub rolled to the green flag to start the 30-lap main event in the 7th position. Using a careful but aggressive effort in the early going, he proceeded to pick off a position every few laps, reaching 4th by lap six.

From that point on, the gains became more challenging. Hartlaub turned to a workmanlike effort to focus on gaining ground and closing the gap in front of him. It took nearly 15 laps, but he finally raced his way into 3rd.

Kody then set his sights on the runner up spot and was just 0.766 seconds from that goal when the laps ran out. The podium finish earned Hartlaub $1,500 for his efforts.

“I had not been here (BAPS Motor Speedway) in about four years. It took a little while to get comfortable again and figure out how to get around this place. I tried to not take big risks by flirting with the wall in (turns) one and two. The middle was working well for me, so I stuck with it. Pretty happy to get a podium finish with the good field of cars we had here tonight.“, Hartlaub commented.

September 23: Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA

[35 cars, Heat 2nd (5), A-main 8th (8)]

For last Friday night’s 358 sprint car season finale at Williams Grove Speedway, heat lineups for the 35 cars signed in were set by pill draw. The top five finishers from each of the four 8-lap contests would transfer directly to the A-main. All non-transfer cars would get one additional shot to make the show via the B-main. The feature lineup would be ‘heads up’ in finishing order from the heat races, followed by the top four finishers from the B-main.

Hartlaub’s pill draw placed him in the 5th starting spot in heat race number four. He only needed to maintain position during the 8-lap contest to transfer, but every position earned in the heat race would move him four spots further up the feature lineup board.

Wasting no time, Hartlaub charged into 3rd on the opening lap and climbed to 2nd on lap two. The progress stopped there as he was unable to chase down leader Cameron Smith who went on to win the race by nearly five seconds.

The forward progress in the heat race was huge, as it moved Hartlaub from what would have been a 20th starting spot (had he finished 5th) to the 8th starting spot. The 20-lap finale was a heated battle in heavy traffic from start to finish. Unable to find the right combination to move forward toward a fourth top-5 in four races, Hartlaub hovered around 7th and 8th throughout the event and ultimately finished a very respectable 8th.

“The track had a curb tonight. That’s something we haven’t seen much this year, so we didn’t have many notes to help us decide how to approach it. We were too tight. I don’t have much experience on a surface like this either. I tried changing my line from the top to the bottom but the car wouldn’t rotate like I needed it to.“, Hartlaub shared.

Prior to racing action for the 35 cars on hand, Hartlaub was presented with Williams Grove’s 358 sprint car Rookie of the Year award.

Hartlaub finished the year 5th in the season championship point standings at Williams Grove Speedway, 5th in the 358 Summer Series points, and currently sits 2nd in Lincoln Speedway’s title chase.

Up Next

It seems there is just one box left for Hartlaub to check in 2022. It’s the box next to the big “W”; a feature win. Hartlaub has been one of the most consistent performers on the Central Pennsylvania 358 sprint car circuit this year. With only four finishes outside the top ten in 21 races, and each of those still inside the top fifteen, the East Berlin (PA) driver has been knocking on the door all season long.

That door just hasn’t opened yet to let Hartlaub’s Brewer Home Improvements / Moose Blocks / Smith Titanium / SRR Engines / Siegel Racing / T and N Solutions / Jason Emlet Iron Valley Real Estate / Bigham Appraisals / Pretzel Boy / HAAS Shocks / C.H. Folk & Son Feeds / Chop Designs / Herr Electric, Hartlaub Racing No.2 in.

“We’re really happy with our season. We’ve accomplished a lot of good things and learned a lot along the way. It sure would be nice to get a win though. That would be the icing on the cake.“, Hartlaub said.

Two chances remain on Hartlaub’s 2022 schedule, both at Lincoln Speedway. Saturday, October 8th will be a regular show for the 358 sprint cars, then the season will conclude the following Saturday with the final points race on October 15th.

Season Stats

21 races, 0 wins, 10 top 5’s, 17 top 10’s, 21 top 15’s

KODY HARTLAUB RACING

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SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible. PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

Brewer Home Improvements, LLC

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Smith Titanium

SRR Engines

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T and N Solutions

Jason Emlet Iron Valley Real Estate

Bigham Appraisal

Pretzel Boy

HAAS Shocks

C. H. Folk & Son Feeds

Chop Designs

Herr Electric

 

 

SEVENTH ADOBE ROUND UP NEXT FOR WESTERN MIDGET RACING

WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (September 29, 2022) – The rumble of Midget racing continues at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz. when Western Midget racing presented by Masters Design and Construction makes its seventh Copper State appearance of the year on Saturday night. Non-Wing Micro Sprints, Restricted Micro Sprints, and Jr. Sprints will also be competing at the 1/5th mile dirt bullring. Pit gates open at 2pm with the drivers meeting at 5pm. Hot laps and heat races will follow.

Cory Brown of Peoria, Ariz. has ruled his home track this season with three victories, but his streak of wins was snapped two weeks ago when Nathan High scored his second-career WMR triumph. Brown is locked in a tight battle with Oakley, Calif.’s Bryant Bell for third in the series championship, with just two points separating them in the standings.

They are all chasing 2021 champion Blake Bower of Brentwood, Calif. who enjoys a 64-point advantage over Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse in the standings. Lodi, Calif.’s Nate Wait ranks fifth. Todd Hawse of Moorpark, Calif., Logan Mitchell of Santa Cruz, Calif., Sage Bordenave of French Camp, Calif., Chloe High of Goodyear, Ariz., and Drake Edwards of Surprise, Ariz. round out the top-ten.

Race winners at Adobe in 2022 include Bower in the season opener, Edwards in the second Adobe round, three consecutive wins for Brown, and the victory for Nathan High. A third-place finish on September 17 for Lonnie Oliver of Phoenix equaled his season-best and gives him great momentum as he challenges for his first series win. Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse has a best finish of second on May 7 at Adobe as well.

Local supporters have added numerous bonus awards which boost the event to a possible $750 to win with a 16-car field.

Teams who travel from more than 240 miles to compete will be eligible for a part of the $400 in road warrior money offered at each round this season.

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

Car construction details are available at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or find the series on Facebook!

 

 

The Final Short Track Nationals Hurrah at I-30 Speedway!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 29, 2022) – The lights are set to go out for the final time at the storied I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas.

But the track that has been in operation at its current location since 1959 won’t go away quietly.

Three final nights of Sprint Car racing action beginning tonight (Thursday, September 29) will bring the curtains down at I-30 Speedway before the gates are shuttered for the final time after Saturday’s 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires finale.

Tonight’s ASCS Mid-South Region 15th Annual “Ralph Henson Tribute” that offers $5,646-to-win serves as an appetizer to the final Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway that takes place on Friday and Saturday. The Friday prelim climaxes with a pair of $1,500-to-win “Twin 20s” that locks two drivers from each into Saturday’s $15,041-to-win, $1,100-to-start STN championship finale.

The balance of Saturday’s 41-lap championship event sanctioned by the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour will be set by Saturday night heat races that will add points to Friday preliminary point totals to set feature lineups.

And that will be all she wrote at I-30 Speedway that is pending sale for non-racing use after 35 years of ownership by the Clay family, first under Joe with Tracey at the reins in recent years.

The Short Track Nationals has not only been a staple on the I-30 Speedway slate of events since 1988, but also developed into one of the nation’s marquis events for Winged 360-ci Sprint Cars.

As such, the event has attracted the nation’s top racers over the years including the likes of current NASCAR stars Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell, the latter of which enjoyed STN glory in 2014.

The Short Track Nationals has offered up numerous epic battles over the years, thus building the lore of the event. Not the least of which was last year’s late-race move by Blake Hahn around Jordon Mallett to secure his third STN title in the last four years.

That $15,041 winner’s share is certainly appealing enough to push those throttles to the max.

But the chance to win the final Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway may be even more added incentive this time around.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: September 29 through October 1, 2022.

Thursday, September 29 - $5,646-to-win ASCS Mid-South sanctioned “15th Annual Ralph Henson Tribute”

Friday, September 30 – 35th Annual Short Track preliminary that culminates with $1,500-to-win “Twin 20’s” with top two from each feature locking into the STN finale.

Saturday, October 1 – 35th Annual Short Track Nationals $15,041-to-win championship finale.

The Entries: As of Tuesday, there were 60 entries from 14 different states as well as the Canadian province of Ontario with the number expected to climb to the 70 to 80 range by Friday night.

The current entry list is as follows:

0 Eric Baldaccini (Cypress, TX)

1jr Steven Russell (Russellville, MO)

1x Tim Crawley (Benton, AR)

2c Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK)

3 Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)

4x Brad Bowden (Hernando, MS)

5L Dusty Young (Benton, AR)

5T Ryan Timms (Wheatland, OK)

8m Kade Morton (Coweta, OK)

8r Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX)

9jr Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

10 Landon Britt (Memphis, TN)

10k Dewayne White (Byhalia, MS)

10p Dylan Postier (Stillwater, OK)

12h Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS)

13 Chase Howard (Nesbit, MS)

13m Chance McCrary (Farmersville, TX)

14 Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)

15h Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX)

15J Jeremy Middleton (N. Little Rock, AR)

16 Steven Howell (Byhalia, MS)

16c Tylar Rankin (Angola, IN)

17 Ryan Bickett (Sioux Falls, SD)

17J Jerry Brey (Billings, MT)

17F Chad Frewaldt (Kansas City, KS)

17 Alex Lyles (Memphis, TN)

17 Alex Sewell (Broken Arrow, OK)

21 Spencer Meredith (Hernando, MS)

21k Kevin Hinkle (Austin, AR)

22 Riley Goodno (Knoxville, IA)

22k Kaleb Poe (Scott, AR)

24 Jeffrey West (Atoka, TN)

26 Marshall Skinner (W. Memphis, AR)

27J Joseph Poe, Jr. (Scott, AR)

30 Joseph Miller (Cover, AR)

37 Ayden Gatewood (Caruthersville, MO)

38 Rick Pringle (Benton, AR)

39 Justin Sanders (Aromas, CA)

41 Colton Hardy (Phoenix, AZ)

42p Preston Perlmutter (San Antonio, TX)

45x Kyler Johnson (Quinter, KS)

47 Dale Howard (Byhalia, MS)

47x Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, ONT)

48 Wade Buttrey (Fairview, TX)

52 Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)

55 Brandon Anderson (Glenpool, OK)

55 Donnie Howard (Nesbit, MS)

63 Chris Williams (Forney, TX)

67 Hayden Martin (Byhalia, MS)

69 Jamey Mooney (Heber Springs, AR)

71 Bradyn Baker (Benton, AR)

72 Jason Howell (Fort Worth, TX)

72p Gary Floyd (San Angelo, TX)

85 Josh McCord (Bossier City, LA)

87J Jace Park (Overland Park, KS)

91 Michael Day (Farmersville, TX)

91a Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN)

93 Chris Sweeney (Houston, TX)

95 Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)

132 Jamie Manley (Memphis, TN)

Among the current entries are the following:

Past STN Wins: Blake Hahn 3, Tony Bruce, Jr, 2, Tim Crawley 1, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 1, Wayne Johnson 1.

Past STN Preliminary Feature Wins: Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 4, Derek Hagar 2, Wayne Johnson 2, Tim Crawley 1, Jordon Mallett 1.

Past STN Championship Feature Starts: Tim Crawley 24, Wayne Johnson 16, Marshall Skinner 11, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 9, Dale Howard 9, Derek Hagar 8, Tony Bruce, Jr., 7, Ernie Ainsworth 5, Howard Moore 5, Matt Covington 4, Blake Hahn 4, Aaron Reutzel 4, Dylan Westbrook 4, Jordon Mallett 3, Alex Sewell 2, Brandon Anderson 1, Eric Baldaccini 1, Hayden Martin 1.

Past STN Preliminary Feature Starts: Tim Crawley 24, Wayne Johnson 17, Tony Bruce, Jr., 14, Marshall Skinner 14, Dale Howard 12, Ernie Ainsworth 11, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 11, Derek Hagar 11, Matt Covington 7, Aaron Reutzel 7, Jordon Mallett 5, Howard Moore 5, Dylan Westbrook 5, Eric Baldaccini 4, Blake Hahn 4, Ryan Bickett 3, Brad Bowden 2, Jeremy Middleton 2, Alex Sewell 2, Brandon Anderson 1, Landon Britt 1, Michael Day 1, Chase Howard 1, Jason Howell 1, Joseph Miller 1, Preston Perlmutter 1, Rick Pringle 1,

The Mufflers: Leave ‘em at home, no mufflers required for this weekend.

The Format: Friday’s preliminary event will be contested under a derivative of the All Star Circuit of Champions format, with group qualifying establishing heat race lineups with an invert of four in each heat race. The Friday preliminary will conclude with “Twin 20’s”, a pair of $1,500-to-win 20-lap “A” Main events.

The top two from each of the “Twin 20’s” will be locked into Saturday night’s “Dash for Cash” and the championship main event.

Friday events points accumulated will be carried over to Saturday night, with another set of heats utilizing passing points added to the Friday total to set the championship feature lineups. The top two in combined points from Friday night and the Saturday heat races with join Friday’s four lock-ins in the Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash”. The next eight in points will occupy STN championship feature positions 7-14 with the balance of the field in “B” and “C” Mains. Three will transfer from both “B” Mains to set the 20-car feature field. The 21st position is reserved for this year’s I-30 Speedway track champion if necessary.

The Feature Purse:

October 1, STN Finale: 1st - $15,041, 2nd - $7,500, 3rd - $5,000, 4th - $2,500, 5th - $2,000, 6th - $1,700, 7th - $1,600, 8th - $1,500, 9th - $1,450, 10th - $1,400, 11th - $1,350, 12th - $1,300, 13th - $1,200, 14th - $1,150, 15th - $1,100, 16th - $1,100, 17th- $1,100, 18th - $1,100, 19th - $1,100, 20th - $1,100.

September 30 STN Preliminary “Twin 20’s”: 1st - $1,500, 2nd - $750, 3rd - $650, 4th - $625, 5th - $600, 6th - $550, 7th - $525, 8th - $500, 9th - $450, 10th - $400, 11th - $350, 12th - $325, 13th - $300, 14th - $275, 15th - $250, 16th - $250, 17th - $250, 18th - $250, 19th - $250, 20th - $250.

The Past Winners:

2021-Blake Hahn

2020–Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2019-Blake Hahn

2018-Blake Hahn

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Tickets: Advance two-day tickets are $45.

Day of show prices are $20 on Friday and $30 on Saturday.

Children under 12 are admitted free on both nights.

To order tickets or for more information, check online at https://www.i-30speedway.com/stn/tickets or call the track at 501-455-4567.

Pit passes are $40 on both Friday and Saturday. Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

The Broadcast: If you can’t make it to the STN to catch all the breathtaking action in person, no need to fret as you can catch it all live online at www.floracing.com.

For more information regarding I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals, check at www.i-30speedway.com or call the track at 501-455-4567.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. FINISHES 8TH AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Chino, CA, September 26, 2022) Eddie Tafoya Jr. maintained his grip on fourth place in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series championship standings when he placed eighth in the September 17th 30-lap main event at Perris Auto Speedway. With just six races remaining in the season, he is now 108 points ahead of the 5th place driver.

A healthy field of 24 410 Sprint cars showed up for the race at the track that is located 76 miles east of Hollywood. The 25-year-old driver with movie star good looks began his night by qualifying 13th fastest with a time of 16.779. While that 13th place qualifying time may not seem up to Tafoya’s normal standards, one must realize that it was only.577 slower than the fastest qualifier in the tightly packed field.

Tafoya started on the outside of the front row in the tough first 10-lap heat race. As soon as the race began, the Chino Hills, California driver jumped ahead of the pack and proceeded to lead the first four laps. When the checkers ended the hard-fought battle, Tafoya was in third.

When the field assembled on the famous half-mile clay Oval for the 30-lap main event, Tafoya was on the outside of row six. There was only one way the 2019 USAC CRA and USAC southwest series rookie of the year wanted to go in the race and that was forward. That is exactly what he did. By the halfway point he had marched up to the eighth spot and he stayed there for the duration.

The result kept Tafoya’s best season in sprint car racing rolling along. He has a perfect attendance record through the first 15 USAC/CRA races. Besides a seven-day period when he finished out of the top 10 three times in a row, he has not finished worse than ninth in the other 12 races and he has six top five results. His overall finishing average in main events this year is 7.86. In the three races that he finished out of the top 10, his average was 15.33. In the other 12 races of the year where he has not finished worse than nine, he has a fine 6.00 finishing average.

As mentioned earlier, Tafoya is 108 points ahead of the fifth-place driver as the season hits the home stretch. In addition, he only trails the racer in front of him by 36 points.

This Saturday’s scheduled race at Perris Auto Speedway has been canceled due to a concert at the nearby lake. Next up for Tafoya will be a return to Arizona’s Mohave Valley Raceway. Earlier this year he made his first-ever appearance at the “Copper State” track and placed third in the 30-lap main event. After the trip to Mohave, there will only be two weekends of racing remaining in 2022. The 55th Annual Chapman Chevrolet Western World Championship at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Arizona on October 28th and 29th and the 26th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway from November 3rd through the 5th.

Tafoya has a great new YouTube channel at the following link https://www.youtube.com/shorts/1hrmC5L80EU.

Be sure to stop by the Specialty Fasteners hauler after a race to meet Tafoya and his team and to pick up one of his great-looking team shirts.

If you or your company would like to be a part of the Specialty Fastener team’s effort, please contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. via phone at (909) 393-3999 or by e-mail at teamtafoya@aol.com. He will be happy to talk to you and lay out the team’s 2023 plans.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51. The same contact point can be used to purchase his great-looking shirts via mail.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2022 Race Results

1-27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

1-28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main

1-29 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

3-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

4-1 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

4-2 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

4-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-30 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

5-14 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

5-28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

6-11 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

6-25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

7-8 Huset’s Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th A Main

7-9 Huset’s Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th A Main

7-10 Huset’s Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 15th A Main

8-6 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

8-27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

9-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

 

 

MATT McCARTHY PLACES 12TH IN THE GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC AT PERRIS

(Ontario, CA, September 27, 2022) Matt McCarthy steered his number 28M USAC/CRA Sprint Car to a 12th place finish in the annual Glenn Howard Memorial at Perris Auto Speedway on September 17th. The finish kept the Riverside, California driver in the 10th place spot in the season-long series point standings.

McCarthy and his teammate Logan Williams were among the 24 drivers in action for the mid-September race. After being the fast qualifier one month earlier on the Riverside County half-mile clay Oval, McCarthy turned in another good qualifying effort. This time he was six fastest of the 24 cars on hand with a 16.532. Yorba Linda California’s Williams was not far behind as he stopped the clocks in 16.681. That was the 11th best time of the night.

Williams was the first of the two on the track for heat race action. He started on the inside of row two in the first heat and was battling for the fourth-place spot through the first four circuits. When he got into turn one on lap five, he clipped the cushion entering the corner. His car was thrown into a series of nasty airborne flips that launched him into the turn-one billboards. The young driver climbed out uninjured but the #5W car sustained enough damage that it was done for the night.

McCarthy was up in the 3rd and final heat race in which she started in the fifth position. He battled for 4th most of the way through the 10 lapper but in the end, he had to settle for the fifth place position.

For the Glen Howard 30-lap memorial main event, McCarthy was starting in the eighth spot which is outside of row four. He stayed in that spot through the first half of the exciting race. He was still there when a yellow flag came out on lap 16. As the cars circled the track under caution conditions, McCarthy suddenly darted down into the work area with a flat left rear tire. The Flowdynamics crew immediately jumped on it and got him back onto the track in plenty of time before racing resumed. However, he would have to restart at the back due to stopping.

From the back, McCarthy raced his head off. He passed numerous cars and when the checkered flag ended the race, he had moved all the way back up to 12th position. It was an impressive display that if he had some more laps, would have produced an even better result.

This Saturday night, October 1st, McCarthy, and Williams were supposed to be back in action at Perris Auto Speedway. However, that race was canceled due to a large concert taking up all the fairground’s parking. Therefore, the Flowdynamics duo will not be on the track until Saturday, October 8th when the series makes its second-ever appearance at the Mohave Valley Raceway in Arizona.

After Mohave Valley, there will only be two weekends and five total race dates left on the USAC/CRA schedule. On October 28th and 29th there will be two nights of racing at the 55th Annual Western World Championships at the Cocopah Speedway. The following weekend the series will close out the campaign when it returns to Perris for the 26th Heimark Anheuser Busch/Budweiser Oval Nationals on November 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Both of those events will pay full points for the USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Cars each night.

When you are at a race that the Flowdynamics drivers are competing in, be sure to head down to the pits to meet McCarthy and Williams and pick up one of their fine-looking team shirts.

McCarthy and Williams would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2021 season possible. Flowdynamics Inc., JFK Design Build, Cal Therm Mechanical Insulators, CRC Component Repair Co., Encore Gas and Supply, Drink-Pac, and Benic Enterprises. If you or your company would like to come on board and join up with one of the fastest rising sprint car teams west of the Mississippi, please contact John McCarthy at 909 930-5522 or mailto:john@flody.inc mailto:john@flodyinc.com

Matt McCarthy 2022 Results

1/27/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 22nd A Main

1/28/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

1/29/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 14th A Main

3/26/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

4/1/22 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

4/2/22 Tulare Thunderbowl USAC/CRA 18th A Main

4/23/22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

4/30/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

5/14/22 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

5/28/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

6/11/22 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

6/25/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 8th A Main

8/6/22 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 18th A Main

8-20-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

9-17-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 12th A Main

Logan Williams 2022 Results

1/27/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

1/28/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

1/29/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

3/26/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

4/1/22 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

4/2/22 Tulare Thunderbowl USAC/CRA 12th A Main

4/23/22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 22nd A Main

4/30/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

5/14/22 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 4th A Main

5/28/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

6/11/22 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

6/25/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 5th A Main

8/6/22 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 4th A Main

8-20-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

9-17-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

 

 

Bates Hamilton Racing

Bates Hamilton Racing and Tim Kaeding have decided to part ways, effective immediately. This was not an easy decision, but one that we feel is best for all parties. When we started this venture five years ago, it was with the intention to build a team around Tim that could allow him to recapture some of the tremendous success he’s had in Northern California. Although we were not able to achieve all that we had hoped for together, we are proud to have played a small part in Tim’s outstanding sprint car career.

TK’s highlights with BHR include the Sprint Car Challenge Tour owner’s championship in 2018, and a runner-up finish in 2019. With Tim, we claimed the 2019 Fall Nationals in Chico. Last year we ran 3rd in the NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series, and TK delivered BHR our first 2 NARC feature wins at Watsonville and Petaluma. While 2022 has been tough, to say the least, Tim and the team persevered throughout and claimed an opening night win at the Dirt Cup in Skagit.

We cannot thank Tim enough for everything we were able to accomplish as a team. More so, we are grateful for the friendships that will continue. We wish Tim and his family nothing but the best in life and in racing.

 

 

Alex Pokorski closes out 2022 MSA season with top-10 run at Plymouth Dirt Track

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 27, 2022 – An up-and-down third season behind the wheel of a 360 Sprint Car came to a close for Alex Pokorski with a solid 10th place finish in the seat of the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team car in the 25-lap Plymouth Dirt Track Racing – Akright Auto Midwest Sprint Car Association main event, during the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 24.

With 24 PDTR-MSA Sprint Cars signed in for the 2022 season finale, Pokorski qualified 23rd with a lap of 13.179 seconds.

After starting eighth in the second 10-lap 360 Sprint Car heat race, Pokorski moved up a spot when Chris Clayton stopped in turn two on the opening lap of the race to bring out a caution flag. Pokorski held on to post a seventh-place finish on the lightning fast track surface.

The West Bend driver rolled off 18th in the 25-lap main event and steered clear of a red flag on the initial start for a flip involving Katelyn Krebsbach and a caution flag on lap 8 for the stalled car of Brandon Berth in turn one to move up to 15th.

Pokorski held strong over the next 14 laps to maintain his position in the running order before Brandon Berth flipped in turn three to bring out another red flag on lap 22.

After restarting 13th, Anthony Knierim stopped on the backstretch to bring out another caution flag shortly after the ensuing restart. Pokorski restarted 12th and mounted a late charge to move past Bill Taylor and Doug Wondra into ninth on lap 23. However, Pokorski got sideways exiting turn two on lap 24 and nearly brushed the wall, which allowed Wondra to shoot past.

Pokorski went on to notch an 10th place finish to cap off the 2022 season with a season-best A-main showing at The Plymouth Dirt Track and his second top-10 showing of the 2022 MSA campaign in a race won by Ben Schmidt.

“I had a bad qualifying run which put us behind and we had to chase the night after that,” Pokorski said. “I was happy to get a few passing points in the heat race to give us a better starting spot for the feature. The feature went well and it felt good to move up eight spots and close out the season with a top-10 finish.

“A big ‘thank you’ goes out to the crew and sponsors for all the help and support they gave me during the 2022 season,” he said.

Pokorski completed his first full-time campaign with the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars 14th in the final 2022 PDTR 360 Sprint Car point standings. He also finished 15th in the 2022 MSA point standings, competing in 17 of the series’ 19 events.

Pokorski’s 2022 MSA campaign featured one top-five, two top-10 and six top-15 A-main showings to go along with one heat race victory and one B-main triumph. The highlight of the 2022 season was a career-best-equaling fourth place A-main finish in an Akright Auto MSA 360 Sprint Car event at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 27.

With his first season in the seat of the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team car now under his belt, Pokorski is looking forward to continuing the partnership in 2023.

“I am very excited and grateful to be back racing with Akright Auto and Spyder Akright for the 2023 season,” Pokorski said. “I’m looking forward to improving next season with what we learned this year.”

Sponsors and supporters for Alex Pokorski and the 2022 Akright Auto Racing Team include Akright Auto, Petersen Septic Systems, Goeden Auto Body, Novak's Service Center, Wisconsin Bank and Trust, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase – Akright Auto

Located at 106 North Bluebird Lane in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Akright Auto has served as a reliable source for auto parts since 1940.

With a highly trained staff of auto parts professionals, Akright Auto is well prepared to assist customers with vehicle repair needs with a wide assortment of affordable, high-quality auto parts available on site. If a part is not available, Akright Auto offers next-day delivery services.

In addition, Akright Auto provides full auto salvage services, along with a 90-day standard warranty on all parts purchases.

Contact Akright Auto by phone at 920-467-4201, toll free at 800-400-4201, via email at dakright12@gmail.com or visit www.akrightauto.com.

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase – Novak Service Center Alex Pokorski and the Akright Auto Racing Team would like to acknowledge the support of long-time sponsor Novak’s Service Center of Manitowoc, which is celebrating its 50th year in business in 2022. Novak’s Service Center is a locally-owned, second-generation, family-owned, five-bay auto repair center, which has been serving customers in the Lakeshore area since 1972. Novak’s Service Center offers comprehensive auto repair services, including 4 x 4 services, brakes, car and truck care, domestic cars and trucks, electrical services, electronic services, engine and transmission, engine maintenance, expired warranty care, general service, heating and cooling services, import cars and trucks, quick lube services, tires, towing, transmission and undercar services. Located at 1320 Washington St. in Manitowoc, Novak’s Service Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 920-684-5737 or visit www.novaks1320.com. For more information on Alex Pokorski and the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook at https://facebook.com/pokorskimotorsports or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com. Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services. For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

Alex Pokorski Akright Auto Racing Team 4 2022 Season By The Numbers

Total Events – 16 A Main Victories – 0 B Main Victories – 1 Top Five A Main Finishes – 1 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 2 Top 15 A Main Finishes – 6 Heat Race Victories – 1 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Point Standings – 14th Midwest Sprint Car Association Point Standings – 15th

Paul Pokorski Akright Auto 53A/Akright Auto Racing Team 4 2022 Season By The Numbers

Total Events – 2 A Main Victories – 0 B Main Victories – 0 Top Five A Main Finishes – 0 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1 Top 15 A Main Finishes – 2 Heat Race Victories – 0

 

 

MSR LIGHTS TO MAKE SANDUSKY DEBUT THIS WEEKEND

September 27, 2022 - The Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series will be back in action this weekend when the series makes its first-ever appearance at Sandusky Speedway as part of the annual Bev Jaycox Memorial Cavalcade presented by Budweiser. The weekend will feature two complete racing programs for the MSR Lights October 1-2.

The expected list of entrants is expected to the biggest of the year highlighted by a handful of drivers who have competed in the MSR National Series the past two seasons. Newly crowned MSR National champion Charlie Schultz, Joshua Sexton, Tim Henthorne, and Rick Holley are MSR National drivers expected to compete this weekend. Holley will be making his first MSR Lights start.

Cody Gallogly is the current MSR Lights points leader on the heels of his two feature victories in 2022. He currently holds only a 13-point lead over 2020 series champion J.J. Henes.

Other drivers expected to compete this weekend include Charlie Bauer, Andrew Bogusz, Lauren DePasquale, Junior Gould, Bobby Komisarski, Dale McQuillen, and Sawyer Stout among others.

This weekend’s events will mark the final stretch of races towards the 2022 MSR Lights championship with only the season finale on October 15 at Lorain Raceway Park remaining.

For more information on Must See Racing please visit the new and improved website www.mustseeracing.com or like and follow us on Facebook.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Bound for Williams Grove National Open After Top Five at Sharon Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HARTFORD, Ohio (Sept. 28, 2022) - Big Game Motorsports driver David Gravel highlighted last weekend's World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader in Ohio with a top-five run at Sharon Speedway.

Gravel qualified second quickest and won a heat race to advance into the dash, in which he pulled the No. 7. He gained a trio of positions in the dash to garner the fourth starting spot for the main event.

Gravel battled for a podium throughout the race before ending fourth - his 34th top five of the season.

The weekend began the previous night at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg. Gravel kicked off the BeFour the Crowns Showdown by setting quick time during qualifying. He captured a heat race victory before ending eighth in the dash. Gravel climbed to fifth early in the feature before fading to an 11th-place result.

The Champion Racing Oil National Open this Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., is next on the schedule. It's an event Gravel won in 2014 and in 2017. He also has multiple World of Outlaws wins at the track during three of the last four years.

The team has results of sixth, fifth and seventh, respectively, at Williams Grove Speedway this season.

Gravel enters the weekend ranked second in the World of Outlaws championship standings - only 96 points out of the lead. He currently ranks third in feature wins (six), is tied for second in top fives (33) and is tied for the lead in top 10s (52).

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 23 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 8 (7); Feature: 11 (8).

Sept. 24 - Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 4 (7); Feature: 4 (4).

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 6 wins, 34 top fives, 55 top 10s, 60 top 15s, 62 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Champion Racing Oil National Open with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com.

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt track located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Tri-State Late Models and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset's Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

 

 

Austin Hartmann closes book on rookie campaign with IRA 410 Sprint Car Series

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 28, 2022 – A five-and-a-half-month journey competing against many of the nation’s top 410 Sprint Car drivers at 13 different tracks in three states came to close for Austin Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing Team with a pair of Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association events at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Friday, Sept. 23 and The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 24.

With 21 IRA Sprint Cars assembled for the annual Checkered Classic honoring the memory of Al Schmidt, Fuzzy Fassbender and Dick Whitt, at the “horsepower half mile” Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Friday, Sept. 23, Hartmann turned in the 13th fastest qualifying time with a lap of 17.193 seconds.

Hartmann started fifth in the first eight-lap IRA heat race and held the spot throughout en route to a fifth-place showing.

The third-year Sprint Car competitor started 13th in the 20-lap IRA Checkered Classic main event and dropped back to 14th in the opening laps. On lap 7, Hartmann drove past Dave Uttech to take over 13th in the running order. On lap 17, Jeremy Schultz got around Hartmann to move the IRA rookie competitor back to 14th.

The Plymouth, Wis. driver held on over the final three circuits to earn a 14th-place finish in a caution-free race won by Dylan Cisney.

“Overall, the night went very well at Dodge County,” Hartmann said. “I’d say I got some good notes for next year.”

The following night Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing team returned to The Plymouth Dirt Track in their hometown of Plymouth, Wis. to complete the team’s rookie season of full-time IRA competition.

With 24 IRA 410 Sprint Cars on hand, Hartmann began the night by qualifying 11th with a lap of 11.718 seconds around the ultra-fast and tacky third-mile clay oval.

Hartmann lined up on the pole position of the second eight-lap IRA heat race. However, a jumbled start was waived off by track officials before Hartmann spun in turn two while trying to slow down his machine. The spin resulted in contact with another car and front end damage to his 87A car, which caused him to retire from the race with an eighth place showing.

After making the necessary repairs, Hartmann started 21st in the 30-lap IRA main event, staying out of trouble throughout en route to a 19th-place finish in a race won by Jake Neuman.

“Our night at Plymouth started rough when I missed my line in qualifying, which put us on the pole in the heat race,” Hartmann said. “I made some mistakes at the start of the heat, resulting in a DNF [did not finish], which is not what we wanted as a team.

“In the feature, I was pretty open-minded and tried a new set up, which turned out to be alright,” he said. “It just needs a little fine-tuning and we should be pretty good with it for next year.”

Hartmann capped his rookie season of IRA competition 10th in the final point standings.

In 26 events, including 24 IRA races, Hartmann tallied one top-10, eight top-15 and 17 top-20 A-main showings in 22 A-main appearances. In addition, Hartmann posted one heat race victory, one B-main triumph, one fast qualifier award and six dash appearances during his rookie IRA campaign.

Additional information on the 87A Hartmann Racing team can be found by visiting the team’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/87Ahartmannracing.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team has assembled a strong group of partners in support of the team's maiden voyage with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Series, including Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty, Shufflebotham Tree Service, Call Girls Motorsports, PalletWorks LLC, AF Inc., Bennett Transport Inc., SCA Inc., Gretchen Tillman New American Funding, Classic Title Services, CP Services, Cobblestone Landscaping, Jensen Sales & Services, Lee’s Color Studio, Dave’s Fabrication, Racer’s Hall Sports Bar and Grill, Feldmann Sales & Service, RC Custom Design, Hepfner Racing Products, Pit Road Apparel, the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series and Sage Fruit.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team consists of Hunter Annis, Eric Bergschultz, Karlee Hartmann, Andrew Shufflebotham, Jarrett Neese, Caitlin Shaw and Kristine Hartmann.

87A Hartmann Racing Sponsor Showcase – Bennett Transport Inc.

Based in Manitowoc, Wis., Bennett Transport Inc. provides truck load and LTL service throughout Eastern Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and the Chicagoland area.

For more information on Bennett Transport Inc., call 920-860-0962, email beau@benntransinc.com or check out @Bennett Transport Inc on Facebook.

Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services. For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing 2022 Season By The Numbers

Total Events – 26 IRA Events – 24 World of Outlaws Events – 2 A Main Victories – 0 B Main Victories – 1 Top Five A Main Finishes – 0 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1 Top 15 A Main Finishes – 8 Top 20 A Main Finishes – 17 Heat Race Victories – 1 Dash Appearances – 6 Dash Victories – 0 Fast Qualifier Awards – 1 A Main Appearances – 22 Interstate Racing Association Points Finish – 10th

 

 

Goldesberry Wins First IRA Championship

Springfield, IL (September 28, 2022) – Jordan Goldesberry was trailing Jake Blackhurst by just nine points heading into the Bumper to Bumper IRA’s Championship weekend. The weekend had a doubleheader at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, WI and at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, WI.

There were 21 cars checked in Friday night and Goldesberry would go out 17th in qualifying laying down the seventh fastest lap of the night on a very fast racing surface. Goldesberry would line up outside the front row of the first heat race and grab the lead coming out of turn two and go on to win putting the Rockstar Energy Drink #65 in the dash redraw. Goldesberry would draw the second starting position in the second dash and just like his heat race would shoot out to the lead coming out of turn two and go on to win. Blackhurst, who was leading the points battle heading into the night, had misfortune in the dash getting upside down and sustained heavy damage. Unfortunately, he would be done for the night and the weekend. With his dash win, Goldesberry lined up the Rockstar Energy Drink Maxim outside the front row along side PA driver Dylan Cisney. Goldesberry would settle in behind Cisney in second for the first few laps and then would get passed for second. From there on out, the Goldesberry ran a strong third and would go on to finish on the podium.

“We had a good night at Dodge County. It is probably the best I have been there.” said Goldesberry. “We did what we had to do.”

Saturday night the action moved up to Plymouth and there were 24 cars on hand for the season finale. Goldesberry would be the 21st car out to qualify and turned the eighth fastest lap of the night. This would line up the Rockstar Energy Drink machine outside the front row of the second heat race. Goldesberry got a great start and jumped out to a full straightaway lead in the first two laps before troubles ensued. As Goldesberry entered turn one, the steering gear broke putting the Rockstar Energy Drink Maxim in the wall, getting upside down. The team went to work to make repairs in time for the feature. With the Championship locked up, Goldesberry would start 17th and go on to finish 13th with a ill handling car. Goldesberry would win his first Bumper to Bumper IRA sprint car championship!

“Plymouth ended up being disappointing. We had a fast car in the heat and we broke a steering gear. It was unfortunate but nothing we can do about it.” said Goldesberry. “It is an honor to win the IRA championship. There have been some good drivers win it over the years and to be there with them is great. I’m really proud of our team and to be able to win our first championship with Rockstar Energy Drink.”

SEASON STATS 35 races, 2 wins, 13 Top 5’s, 20 Top 10’s

MEDIA LINKS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JGMotorsports65 Twitter: https://twitter.com/JGMotorsports65

 

 

Dirt Empire Magazine

BRUNSWICK, GA – Dirt Empire Magazine is expanding its national retail distribution by adding select Barnes & Noble stores across the United States with the roll out of Issue #11 in September 2022.
Dirt Empire Magazine is a print publication that covers automotive circle and oval dirt track racing, including sprint cars, late models, modifieds, pro stocks, street stocks and karts. It was founded in Watertown, New York in late 2020 by Adam Cornell and editor, Justin Zoch, filling a gap in the industry for a premium printed periodical. Beginning with a subscription base in the thousands and a retail presence through independent racing industry retailers, Dirt Empire Magazine expanded retail distribution by adding Tractor Supply Co. stores in mid 2021. With the addition of Barnes & Noble stores, Dirt Empire Magazine will now be available in nearly a thousand retail locations across the United States. In September 2021 Dirt Empire Magazine began fulfilling international subscriptions, with subscribers in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
“This is a very big step forward for a grassroots publication,” Owner and Publisher, Adam Cornell, said. “This follows what is happening with dirt track racing in general, in that it has gone from a grassroots position decades ago to a major spectator sport with hundreds of tracks, thousands of participants and hundreds of thousands of spectators nationwide every year. It’s been so popular that NASCAR has returned to dirt racing at Bristol Motor Speedway. Other series that traditionally run on asphalt have added dirt tracks to their series’ calendars. Our focus will remain on sprint cars, late models and modified racing primarily, with intermittent articles on pro and street stocks and karts. This is the heart of dirt track racing and it’s what I and millions of other fans across the country love.”
“For us, as a company, this is a moment that we all dreamed about,” Cornell added. “It really is a testament to all of the hard work and dedication people have for the sport and the talent of all of our contributors that we have this opportunity to roll out to the top brick and mortar bookseller in the country. I’m very proud of this next step in our journey and I know it couldn’t have happened without the skill of our contributors, writers and photographers alike, who help make each issue stunningly beautiful and excitingly entertaining.”
With race results available almost immediately in digital format now, Dirt Empire Magazine focuses on artistic photography and one-on-one interviews with both the biggest names and grassroots drivers in dirt track racing. A key feature is the Review in Pictures, where amazing photos are allowed to tell the story of the big events throughout the year. Dirt Empire Magazine also regularly includes QR code links within its pages to allow readers to use their mobile devices to jump to videos online, making the magazine truly interactive.
Dirt Empire Magazine was founded in Watertown, New York in late 2020 with its first print issue published in early 2021. Issue #1 was a digital-only preview which was released in February 2021 and is still available on the company website. Dirt Empire Magazine retails for $8.99 and is published eight times a year, with the company headquarters now located in Brunswick, Georgia.
Issue 11 of Dirt Empire Magazine will be available in select Barnes & Noble stores, Tractor Supply Co. stores and select independent dirt track racing retailers. Subscriptions and back issues are available for purchase on the company website: dirtempiremagazine.com

 

SATURDAY’S USAC/CRA RACE AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY CANCELED

#saveperris

(Perris, CA, September 26, 2022) The USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series race scheduled for October 1, 2022, has been canceled due to the Desert Daze Festival taking place at Lake Perris on September 30 thru October 2. Desert Daze, LLC has leased the fairground’s entire parking lot for these three days. Anyone that has purchased advance tickets for October 1st will receive a full refund from Tix.com.

The PAS Senior Sprint and Young Guns points are final for 2022. They will be available on The PAS website and Facebook.

Action will return to the famous Riverside County speed plant for four straight nights during the Southern California Fair. On Thursday, October 6, Monster Trucks will be supplying all the thrills. The following night on Friday the 7th, it will be crazy Figure 8 Racing. On Saturday the 8th, the track will be the site of a hard-hitting Demolition Derby. The fair will close on October 9th with a wild Night of Destruction.

Regular racing action will return when LKQ Pick Your Part presents Night of Destruction on Saturday, October 15th. The final race of the year for the PASSCAR and IMCA Stock Cars will be “Champion’s Night” on October 22nd. The last sprint car show of 2022 will be the 26th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals on November 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Advance tickets for all of the shows from October 15th through the end of the year are available online at the following link https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7, or by calling 1-800-595-4849.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/perrisautospeedway/

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, Anderson Chevrolet, Battery Systems, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Heimark/Anheuser Busch, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Performance Online, Pole Position Raceway, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rene’s Bar & Grill, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

 

 

SCCT rolls back into Chico for the Tyler Wolf Memorial Friday

By Gary Thomas

Chico, CA…With the season winding down the battle for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour championship rallies on and invades Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway this Friday for the $4,000-to-win “Tyler Wolf Memorial.”

When 20-year Tyler Wolf lost his life at Calistoga Speedway in 2012 it was one of the darkest days in recent memory for the California racing scene. The Redding native had captured the Silver Dollar Speedway track title one year prior and was well liked throughout the pit area.

The following season saw Silver Dollar Speedway host the inaugural Tyler Wolf Memorial and this Friday night, the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards returns for the rescheduled running of the ninth edition.

Silver Dollar Speedway historian Elijah Jones has again collected individual lap money for the 35-lap feature. The leader gets $50, second place $30 and third place receives $20 per lap in the main event.

Demo Mittry of Mittry Construction has offered up an additional $1,000 to the A-main winner on Friday. Air One HVAC Systems has also added an extra $500-to-win the A-main, $200 for fast time, $100 to the hard charger, $100 to the B-main victor and $100 to the final finisher. With the extra cash it boosts the A-main to a minimum of $4,000-to-win plus lap money. The Tyler Wolf Memorial launches the much-anticipated two-night Pacific Sprint Fall Nationals weekend. On Saturday the track will honor fellow Silver Dollar Speedway champ Stephen Allard, who we also lost in 2012. The main event on Saturday will dish out $5,000-to-win.

Camping is available on a first come, first serve basis. The cost is $50 per night and will be collected at the track. NO INSIDE CAMPING. Spots are available on pit road or out by the RC track.

“SLC Promotions is really looking forward to this weekend’s events,” said long-time Announcer, PR Director and certified Forklift Operator Troy Hennig. “It’s always special to honor our fallen champions Tyler Wolf and Stephen Allard, who we miss dearly. In June everybody was disappointed with the SCCT rainout, so we’re excited to come back and complete the event in full with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour returning one final time. We hope to see an amazing field of cars and lots of people in the grandstands for what should be an outstanding two nights of racing at the Fall Nationals.”

The SCCT season has once again been filled with parity, as 10 different drivers have won in the 13 main events contested thus far. Fremont’s Shane Golobic leads the way with three victories, including the recent show at Silver Dollar Speedway on September 7th. The driver of the Matt Wood Racing No. 17w is the current point leader at the track going into the final weekend of action.

Auburn’s Andy Forsberg brings a 61-point advantage atop the Sprint Car Challenge Tour standings over Foresthill’s Ryan Robinson into the Tyler Wolf Memorial on Friday. The pilot of the Pacific Highway Rentals No. 92 is the defending winner of the Wolf Memorial and hopes to add a third this weekend. Upwards of 60 Winged Sprint Cars are anticipated to take part in the massive night of racing.

Tickets for this Friday’s SCCT sanctioned Tyler Wolf Memorial are available at https://www.eventsprout.com/event/fall-nationals-tribute-to-stephen-allard?ig=12338 or the gate on race day.

The pit gate will open at 2pm Friday, with the front grandstand gate opening at 5pm. The pit meeting will be held at 5pm with cars on track shortly after. Hot laps, Bianchi Farms qualifying, and racing will follow.

Tickets for Saturday’s Pacific Sprint Fall Nationals finale in Tribute to Stephen Allard can be purchased at https://www.eventsprout.com/event/fall-nationals-tribute-to-stephen-allard?ig=12339 or at the gate. The front gate opens at 4pm on Saturday with a DJ and Happy Hour from 4-6.

The Silver Dollar Speedway is located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, a half-mile west of SR 99 on Park Ave in Chico, California. For directions and a map visit http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com/fan-info/directions/

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour would like to thank Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Flo Racing, Shop Kyle Larson, Pit Stop USA, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Bianchi Farms, D&D Roofing, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Quick Time Energy and Mortgage and High Sierra Industries for their support this season.

More information on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360. ……… Remaining Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards Events

Friday September 30: Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico (9th annual Tyler Wolf Memorial)

Friday October 7: Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford (37th annual Cotton Classic)

Saturday November 5: Stockton Dirt Track (39th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson w/NARC)

 

 

TWIN STATE AUTO RACING CLUB

TWIN STATE AUTO RACING CLUB is proud to announce the finalists for the 2022 yearly awards which will be celebrated at our 50th annual awards/hall of fame banquet at Ciminero's banquet hall in Niles Ohio on Saturday November 19 2022. the awards voting commitee would like to congratulate all the finalists

Rookie of the year Alan Braden Braden Tucke Brandt Cramer Charlie Utsinger Hayden Holden Jacob Deitz John Jerich

Most improved Ayden cipriano Cody Bova Jeff schaffer jr Leyton Wagner Lucas Zywiec

Russ king humanitarian Derek Bobik Greg Wheeling Jeff Haefke Kevin Greene Kyle Colwell Ryan Blaney foundation Sean McAndrew.

Sportsmanship Andy Thompson Dave Willoughby Jerry Schaffer Mike Turner Tyler Beichner

Charles and George Findlay Driver of year Open wheel Adam kekich AJ Flick Gale Ruth Jr Henry Malcuit Jeremy Kornbau

Modified Ben Easler Bob Sibila Jr Brian Schaffer Dennis Lunger Jr. Garrett Krummert Jeremy Double Joel Watson Mike Kinney

Mini stocks Andy Thompson Brian McGarvie Dakota Graciani Doug Hensel Levi Maskal Melvin Marvin

Full fendered Cody Collmar Colton Flinner Curt Bish Jason Genco Mike Mazzagatti

Mod lite Maranda Myers Steve mix jr Teddy Williams

Go kart Elliott Schaeffer Rexy King 3rd

micro/jr sprint Jazlyn Boyles Lucca Ledford Mickey Banas Mike Keefe Noah Wirginis

The ballots will go out in our OCTOBER newsletter which will be mailed out on October 4th. The ballots must be returned to our PO box NO LATER THAN TUESDAY OCT 18th or you can bring them to our monthly meeting which will be at Cornerhouse church on TUESDAY OCT 11th. The winners will be announced the evening of October 18th. To join the club in order to vote please fill out and send in the application with a check or money order or for more info message us or contact our membership secretary Mary Lynn Johnson at 330.787.3460

 

 

Paul Nienhiser Leads Scott Bonar to Sprint Invaders Owner’s Title

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though a schedule conflict kept him from competing for the Sprint Invaders Driver’s Championship, Paul Nienhiser was still able to help Scott Bonar secure the Owner’s Championship during the series’ final weekend of the season despite enduring a DNF of Saturday night.

“I am really thankful for the opportunity Scott Bonar gave me this year to drive his car, and really team up to run both teams,” Paul Nienhiser said. “Matt Kinney supplied the No. 50 car some great engines all year song, and Travis worked his tail off night in and night out. It was a fun year with the Sprint Invaders, and I want to thank everyone that helped us out all year, and I am really glad we got Scott another Championship.”

Nienhiser’s weekend kicked off on Saturday night at 34-Raceway in Burlington, IA for the coveted Fall Haul. With 38 cars in attendance, Nienhiser lined up third in his heat race on a very hooked up and locked down surface to open the night up.

Getting off to a nice start, the Chapin, IL driver worked into second, where he would finish, and secured a berth into the night’s Dash where he lined up in the fourth row.

Continuing to showcase a ton of speed in the Midland Performance/Kinney Racing Engines/Rockstar Wraps backed No. 50 entry, Nienhiser powered his way to a fifth place finish which helped aid him to the pole for the feature event.

Shot out of a cannon when the race came to life after numerous stoppages hindered the start of the race, Nienhiser set a very stout pace as he led the way. Able to put his car anywhere he needed as he quickly reached the back of the pack, Nienhiser would endure issues as he attempted to lap a car.

Making his way under a slower car, the car would attempt to unlap themselves around the outside of Nienhiser’s entry and it resulted in a flat right rear for the race leader as heavy contact ensued.

With now work area time, Nienhiser and Bonar endured their first Sprint Invaders DNF of the season, as they turned their attention to Sunday’s finale.

Checking in at Quincy for one fine Sprint Invaders event of the 2022 season, Nienhiser still had the same speed he showcased a night before as he ripped the lip to win his heat race after taking the green flag from the fifth starting position.

Lining up on the pole of the Dash, Nienhiser picked up the win going away but as fate would have it, he drew the four pill to line up the feature event.

When the feature event went green, Nienhiser worked his way into second in the early laps before he briefly slipped back to fifth. Running in the Top-Five, Nienhiser would change his line as he built some momentum back up and soon found himself back up in second and challenging for the race lead.

Over the course of the last three laps, Nienhiser would take a couple of shots at the lead, but some subtle mistakes would hinder him as he slipped back to a third place finish when the checkered flag flew.

“It was a great year for this Midland Performance team, and like I said, supper happy we got to work together all year and get Scott another title.”,” Nienhiser added.

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Lubricants, Buffalo Wild Wings, Innovative Design, Mason Sound, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Signature Signs & Design, Sunstoppers Window Tinting, American Rental Center, Fierce Herbicide, Guse’s Pub & Eatery, Wessler Bros Agency, Willhite Mowing, T&K Tree Services, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Indy, Rider Racing Engines, Midland Performance, Simpson Race Products, Smith Titanium, and Premier Powder Coating for their continued support.

Nienhiser would also like to thank Midland Performance, Kinney Racing Engines, Rockstar Wraps, Heartland Trailer Manufacturing, Robert’s Tire Center, and Stronghurst Collision for their support of the No. 50 car.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-28, Wins-6, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-21

ON TAP: Nienhiser is idle this weekend and returns to action on October 7th at Jacksonville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Paul Nienhiser by following him on Twitter @Paul_Nienhiser or by clicking over to www.paulnienhiser.com.


 

Hagar Records Fall Nationals Win in West Memphis to Build Momentum Entering Big Weekend at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Sept. 27, 2022) – Derek Hagar captured his 12th feature triumph of the season last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway, which hosted the Fall Nationals.

It marked his fifth victory at the track this season.

“Clayton, the promoter at Riverside, took a chance and luckily Mother Nature stayed away,” Hagar said. “They didn’t water the track as much as they usually do because of the chance of rain. The track slicked off a lot more than usual.”

Hagar hustled from sixth to second place in a heat race.

“That put us as high-point man,” he said. “We started on the pole in the feature and I tried to conserve my tires for 25 laps. With three or four laps to go my right rear tire started delaminating real bad. It shook off half of the tread of my tire. It was uncomfortable because it felt like it would shake the rear end out of the car.”

Hagar outlasted the competition and the tire problem to earn the trip into Victory Lane.

The team takes that momentum into three huge nights at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., this weekend. It begins on Thursday with the Ralph Henson Memorial, which is the final points race of the season. Hagar enters the ASCS Mid-South Region event leading the track standings as well as the series standings. The weekend concludes with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour’s 35th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires on Friday and Saturday.

“It’d be nice to go out there and go out with a bang,” he said. “We’re leading the track championship. That ends Thursday so it’d be nice to seal the deal off and be the final track champion. It’ll be weird come Saturday knowing we won’t be pulling through that pit gate again.

“Everything has to fall our way. There will be a lot of good cars there. We’ve been a contender with them and beat a lot of them. We finally have our motor program where it needs to be so I feel confident we will be contending for a win Saturday night.”

QUICK RESULTS –

Sept. 24 – Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. – Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS –

34 races, 12 wins, 20 top fives, 25 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Thursday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the Ralph Henson Memorial and the 35th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – DynoTech Performance

DynoTech Performance is an engine building and performance shop based in Memphis, Tenn., and operated by Ricky Stenhouse Sr.

“Ricky has been doing our engines since the beginning,” Hagar said. “We’ve had great success. Every time we get something from him it’s reliable. It makes it easy on the pocket book knowing you have something that will last.”

Hagar would like to thank Ameri-Panel, KO Motorsports, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, DynoTech Performance, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff’s Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Williamson Captures Sprint Invaders Season Finale at Adams County Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – QUINCY, Ill. (Sept. 27, 2022) – Garet Williamson posted his second victory of the season last Sunday during the Sprint Invaders season finale.

The Bryant Paver Motorsports driver was strong throughout his debut at Adams County Speedway. Williamson won a heat race from the pole position to advance into the dash. He gained a pair of positions to finish fourth, which garnered the pole for the A Main thanks to a four-car feature inversion.

“The feature was yellow after yellow and red after red,” he said. “I knew we were good on the start. I was sliding myself and in turns three and four there was some grip around the bottom. I kind of searched a lot the first few laps. On one lap it was gone and I knew I needed to get up to the top, but (Chase) Randall got by me before the next corner.”

Williamson led the first seven laps before falling to second. Three laps later he reclaimed the top spot and rode the cushion to his second career series win.

“I yanked the wing back and went up top,” he said. “We were sticking with him. I slid him after a restart. We battled for a couple of laps. Then at the end we had a bunch of restarts, but we were able to hit our marks and maintain the lead.

“We’ve been so close so many times this year. It was important and meant a lot. That win felt better to me than any other one. Finally it all clicked and everything we went through this year was worth it.”

The triumph capped a stout weekend for the team. It began on Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the Fall Haul. A poor pill draw forced Williamson to rally all night as he hustled from ninth to fifth place in a heat race. That locked him into the 11th starting spot in the A Main.

“We got hurt on the pill draw,” he said. “We started last in our heat race and the track was hammer down. We did the best we could and ended up fifth. We had to come from 11th in the feature. We just needed another yellow and I think we’d have had a shot. Restarts were big for us. I passed a lot of cars on restarts.”

Williamson’s nine positions gained ranked the third most and his second-place showing was his 20th top five of the season.

The team plans to race three times this weekend at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., which hosts the Ralph Henson Memorial on Thursday and the 35th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires on Friday and Saturday.

Thursday’s race is sanctioned by the ASCS Mid-South Region with the Short Track Nationals featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Williamson enjoyed a career-best Short Track Nationals outing last year with a 12th-place run during the finale.

“I think everything will be amped up and everyone will want to be the last one to win it,” he said. “It will be a tough weekend. It’ll take consistency throughout the weekend and finding something that is fast quickly.”

QUICK RESULTS –

Sept. 24 – 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa – Heat race: 5 (9); Feature: 2 (11).

Sept. 25 – Adams County Speedway in Quincy, Ill. – Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 4 (6); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS –

50 races, 2 wins, 21 top fives, 34 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 43 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Thursday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the Ralph Henson Memorial and the 35th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS –

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Royal Power Sports

Located in Columbia, Mo., Royal Power Sports services anything from motorcycles, dirt bikes, ATVs, or UTVs, to lawn mowers, weed eaters, chainsaws, scooters, golf carts, and even some small boats. If it has an engine, the staff at Royal Power Sports can handle all repairs. For more information, visit https://www.royalpowersportsmo.com/.

“We get our fuel from Royal Power Sports,” Williamson said. “Dan Minear is also a really good friend who will come help at the shop and come to the track to help out when he isn’t working.”

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Housby, JBC Transport Group, LLC, TrueSon Exteriors & Interiors, Royal Power Sports, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Schure Built Suspensions, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Mallett Focused on First Career Short Track Nationals Title After Close Call Last Year

Inside Line Promotions – GREENBRIER, Ark. (Sept. 27, 2022) – Jordon Mallett has unfinished business at I-30 Speedway, which hosts three straight nights of racing this weekend.

The action at the dirt oval in Little Rock, Ark., begins on Thursday with the Ralph Henson Memorial featuring the ASCS Mid-South Region. The track then showcases the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Friday and Saturday for the 35th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

“The goal is always the same; we want to unload and be fast,” Mallett said. “We obviously want to win, but it’s all about consistency. Thursday is a bonus because it’s a one-night deal. On Friday it’s part of the weekend event so you have to think bigger picture. It’s a marathon rather than just a sprint, which is what Thursday will be.

“Last year we ran second at the Ralph Henson Memorial. We really wanted to win it. We had to come back from a ways and the track rubbered up. It will be a good tune-up to see what kind of track we’ll have for the rest of the weekend. I-30 is such a beast for me. It’s one of those places where its highs are high and lows are low.”

Mallett is coming off a career-best Short Track Nationals.

“Short Track Nationals last year was really good,” he said. “I feel we’ve consistently gotten better there. Last year we had the luck to go along with the speed. I think that’s important at Short Track Nationals. That track is an animal of its own and the event is similar.”

Mallett won the preliminary night – his first career ASCS National Tour triumph – before leading late in the A Main during the event finale.

“I was leading and had half a track lead sorting through traffic,” he said. “The second-place guy had moved up and was ripping the lip. It was a no-contest issue until there was a caution produced. When we went back green the top was better than the bottom and I was a sitting duck. It was a hard deal to swallow and I’m still not over it. The only thing to do is saddle back up and get back there this weekend.

“It’s a pretty big chip on my shoulder. Last year was one of the best chances I’ve had at putting my name on the winner’s board. I really hated to see that late-race caution. We had a big lead until that point. But that’s why they call it racing and not winning. I’m coming back wanting it more than ever.”

Mallett was credited with a career-best third in the Short Track Nationals finale last year.

SEASON STATS –

22 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 15 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Thursday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the Ralph Henson Memorial and the 35th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT -- Water for Christ

Water for Christ was established from the joint passions of sharing the Gospel of Christ and supplying clean water to villages in developing countries. For more information, visit http://www.WaterForChrist.com.

“Water for Christ goes to Africa and other third-world countries to drill fresh-water wells where there is no access to fresh or clean water,” Mallett said. “We’re trying to raise awareness so they can continue to do what they do and hopefully on a larger scale.”

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Water for Christ, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Triple X Race Co., KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Callies Racing Products, DynoTech Race Engines, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley’s Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing, DMI and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.


 

 

Short Track Nationals Entry List Revealed at 60 and Counting!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 27, 2022) – Just a couple of short days away from I-30 Speedway’s 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, the early entry list is unveiled!

Currently there are 60 drivers entered to compete for the $15,041 winner’s share in the 35th STN finale with more expected over the next couple of days before the engines fire to life at the high-banked, -mile clay oval.

The 60 entries hail from 14 different states as well as the Canadian province of Ontario.

A handful of drivers including reigning STN champion Blake Hahn along with Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Tony Bruce, Jr., Tim Crawley and Wayne Johnson will be aiming to add another STN title to the record. Fifty-five others will try to add their name to the prestigious list of Short Track Nationals champions.

The current entry list is as follows:

0 Eric Baldaccini (Cypress, TX)

1jr Steven Russell (Russellville, MO)

1x Tim Crawley (Benton, AR)

2c Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK)

3 Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)

4x Brad Bowden (Hernando, MS)

5L Dusty Young (Benton, AR)

5T Ryan Timms (Wheatland, OK)

8m Kade Morton (Coweta, OK)

8r Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX)

9jr Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

10 Landon Britt (Memphis, TN)

10k Dewayne White (Byhalia, MS)

10p Dylan Postier (Stillwater, OK)

12h Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS)

13 Chase Howard (Nesbit, MS)

13m Chance McCrary (Farmersville, TX)

14 Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)

15h Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX)

15J Jeremy Middleton (N. Little Rock, AR)

16 Steven Howell (Byhalia, MS)

16c Tylar Rankin (Angola, IN)

17 Ryan Bickett (Sioux Falls, SD)

17J Jerry Brey (Billings, MT)

17F Chad Frewaldt (Kansas City, KS)

17 Alex Lyles (Memphis, TN)

17 Alex Sewell (Broken Arrow, OK)

21 Spencer Meredith (Hernando, MS)

21k Kevin Hinkle (Austin, AR)

22 Riley Goodno (Knoxville, IA)

22k Kaleb Poe (Scott, AR)

24 Jeffrey West (Atoka, TN)

26 Marshall Skinner (W. Memphis, AR)

27J Joseph Poe, Jr. (Scott, AR)

30 Joseph Miller (Cover, AR)

37 Ayden Gatewood (Caruthersville, MO)

38 Rick Pringle (Benton, AR)

39 Justin Sanders (Aromas, CA)

41 Colton Hardy (Phoenix, AZ)

42p Preston Perlmutter (San Antonio, TX)

45x Kyler Johnson (Quinter, KS)

47 Dale Howard (Byhalia, MS)

47x Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, ONT)

48 Wade Buttrey (Fairview, TX)

52 Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)

55 Brandon Anderson (Glenpool, OK)

55 Donnie Howard (Nesbit, MS)

63 Chris Williams (Forney, TX)

67 Hayden Martin (Byhalia, MS)

69 Jamey Mooney (Heber Springs, AR)

71 Bradyn Baker (Benton, AR)

72 Jason Howell (Fort Worth, TX)

72p Gary Floyd (San Angelo, TX)

85 Josh McCord (Bossier City, LA)

87J Jace Park (Overland Park, KS)

91 Michael Day (Farmersville, TX)

91a Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN)

93 Chris Sweeney (Houston, TX)

95 Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)

132 Jamie Manley (Memphis, TN)

Racing action at I-30 Speedway fires off with Thursday’s ASCS Mid-South $5,646-to-win 15th Annual “Ralph Henson Tribute” that will also crown the 2022 I-30 Speedway Sprint Car champion.

The 35th Short Track Nationals officially fires to life with Friday’s preliminary event that culminates with a pair of $1,500-to-win “Twin 20s” before going into Saturday’s $15,041-to-win, $1,100-to-start STN championship finale.

Entries may still be submitted via the form at https://www.i-30speedway.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=760397.

Blake Hahn made it three STN wins in the past four years with a late move past Jordon Mallet last year, matching Steve Kinser’s three STN titles in the early years of the event while Hall of Famers Sammy Swindell and Gary Wright lead the way with five and four victories, respectively.

Other drivers with multiple STN wins include Paul McMahan and Tony Bruce, Jr., with single wins posted by the likes of Hafertepe, Jr., NASCAR star Christopher Bell, reigning World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet, Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray and John Gerloff.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: September 29 through October 1, 2022.

Thursday, September 29 - $5,646-to-win ASCS Mid-South sanctioned “15th Annual Ralph Henson Tribute”

Friday, September 30 – 35th Annual Short Track preliminary that culminates with $1,500-to-win “Twin 20’s” with top two from each feature locking into the STN finale.

Saturday, October 1 – 35th Annual Short Track Nationals championship finale.

The Mufflers: Leave ‘em at home, no mufflers required for this weekend.

The Format: Friday’s preliminary event will be contested under a derivative of the All Star Circuit of Champions format, with group qualifying establishing heat race lineups with an invert of four in each heat race. The Friday preliminary will conclude with “Twin 20’s”, a pair of $1,500-to-win 20-lap “A” Main events.

The top two from each of the “Twin 20’s” will be locked into Saturday night’s “Dash for Cash” and the championship main event.

Friday events points accumulated will be carried over to Saturday night, with another set of heats utilizing passing points added to the Friday total to set the championship feature lineups. The top two in combined points from Friday night and the Saturday heat races with join Friday’s four lock-ins in the Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash”. The next eight in points will occupy STN championship feature positions 7-14 with the balance of the field in “B” and “C” Mains. Three will transfer from both “B” Mains to set the 20-car feature field. The 21st position is reserved for this year’s I-30 Speedway track champion if necessary.

The Feature Purse:

October 1, STN Finale: 1st - $15,041, 2nd - $7,500, 3rd - $5,000, 4th - $2,500, 5th - $2,000, 6th - $1,700, 7th - $1,600, 8th - $1,500, 9th - $1,450, 10th - $1,400, 11th - $1,350, 12th - $1,300, 13th - $1,200, 14th - $1,150, 15th - $1,100, 16th - $1,100, 17th- $1,100, 18th - $1,100, 19th - $1,100, 20th - $1,100.

September 30 STN Preliminary “Twin 20’s”: 1st - $1,500, 2nd - $750, 3rd - $650, 4th - $625, 5th - $600, 6th - $550, 7th - $525, 8th - $500, 9th - $450, 10th - $400, 11th - $350, 12th - $325, 13th - $300, 14th - $275, 15th - $250, 16th - $250, 17th - $250, 18th - $250, 19th - $250, 20th - $250.

The Past Winners:

2021-Blake Hahn

2020–Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2019-Blake Hahn

2018-Blake Hahn

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Tickets: Advance two-day tickets are $45.

Day of show prices are $20 on Friday and $30 on Saturday.

Children under 12 are admitted free on both nights.

To order tickets or for more information, check online at https://i-30speedway.com/short-track-nationals/ or call the track at 501-455-4567.

Pit passes are $40 on both Friday and Saturday. Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

The Broadcast: If you can’t make it to the STN to catch all the breathtaking action in person, no need to fret as you can catch it all live online at www.floracing.com.

For more information regarding I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals, check at www.i-30speedway.com or call the track at 501-455-4567.

 

Bayston and CJB Motorsports record back-to-back top-tens in Buckeye State; National Open ahead

2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Eighth | 7,536 points [ 540 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (September 26, 2022) - It was an all dash and all top-ten weekend for Lebanon, Indiana’s Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports, capping their recent Buckeye State doubleheader with the Greatest Show On Dirt with back-to-back seventh-place scores. A productive weekend, nonetheless, Bayston acquired his top-ten outcomes during stops at Eldora Speedway and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 23-24, simultaneously bumping his season’s top-ten count to 34 overall.

Bayston, ace of the TrueTimber Camo, Signing Day Sports, Bubbly Brands, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, No. 5 sprint car, kicked-off the weekend from the pole, leading the BeFour the Crowns Showdown field to green on Friday night at Eldora Speedway. The former USAC National Midget Series champion went on to command the first six circuits before surrendering the top spot to eventual winner, Rico Abreu.

Bayston started sixth on Sharon’s grid Saturday night.

“Overall, a successful weekend for our team. To go out and earn two dash appearances and two top-tens is something to be proud of. We’re becoming more and more consistent and that’s really shown these last few weeks. Despite being pleased, we’re not ready to settle. We’re always striving to learn and find ways to improve,” Bayston expressed. “Our team is really looking forward to spending time in Pennsylvania these next few weeks. The National Open is a race that’s certainly at the top of our list, and I’ve always enjoyed racing at Port Royal Speedway. We’re ready to get started.”

ON DECK:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with Williams Grove Speedway’s 60th Champion Racing Oil National Open on Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1. The World of Outlaws and Pennsylvania Posse Showdown will offer up a $75,000 top prize.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Signing Day Sports, Bubbly Brands, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, The Dunn Group, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CJB-Motorsports-100190992543697
Twitter: www.twitter.com/cjb_51
Instagram: www.instagram.com/cjbmotorsports5
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.cjbmotorsports.net
Merchandise: www.spencerbayston.com

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Mark Miller: mmiller8995@gmail.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS STATS:
Wins: 2
Top-Fives: 15
Top-Tens: 34

2022 Highlights: Earned main event start during all three nights of Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals; highlighted weekend with 16th-place score in Saturday’s finale. Finished ninth in Cotton Bowl Speedway’s Texas Two-Step opener on Friday, March 4. Highlighted Thunderbowl Raceway doubleheader with a fourth-place finish on Saturday, March 12. Finished fifth at Merced Speedway in Merced, California, on Friday, March 18. Finished eighth during SoCal Showdown action at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California, on Saturday, March 27. Finished sixth at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico, on Tuesday, March 29. Finished eighth at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday, April 2. Finished second in the annual Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Finished eighth at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, April 16. Finished fourth at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 23. Earned his first World of Outlaws victory of the season ($25,000) during the Bristol Bash finale at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 30. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 11. Finished eighth in Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Morgan Cup finale on Saturday, May 14. Finished ninth at Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey, on Tuesday, May 17. Finished fifth at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Monday, May 30. Finished tenth and third, respectively, during Knoxville Raceway’s annual Brownells Big Guns Bash on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11. Finished fourth in back-to-back appearances at Beaver Dam Raceway for Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on June 17-18. Won second WoO main event of the season during Huset’s Speedway start on Wednesday, June 22; $10,000 payday and led laps 26-30. Finished eighth in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular finale on Saturday, July 2. Highlighted Kings Royal week with fourth-place run in Knight Before the Kings Royal on Saturday morning, July 16. Highlighted Central PA swing with top-ten (eighth) in Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals finale on Saturday, July 23. Finished eighth in each of his Weedsport Speedway stops on Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31. Finished tenth in 55-lap Ironman 55 finale at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, August 6. Qualifies for Knoxville Nationals B-Main; finishes 19th. Finished fifth in Jackson Nationals finale on Saturday evening, August 20. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores (sixth and ninth, respectively) during visits to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks) and Red River Valley Speedway (West Fargo) on Friday and Saturday, August 26-27. Finished third in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 3. Finished seventh in the $25,000-to-win Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, on Saturday, September 10. Earned back-to-back seventh-place finishes during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series starts at Eldora Speedway and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 23-24.

 

 

Rico Abreu victorious in Eldora’s BeFour the Crowns Showdown; Wayne County and Williams Grove next on agenda

Dates: Friday and Saturday, September 23rd-24th
Event: 4-Crown Nationals Weekend
Series: World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: WoO | 1st (3rd)
Saturday: ASCoC | 4th (9th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (September 26, 2022) - For the first time since 2018, and for the first time since acquiring veteran crew chief Ricky Warner, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu is a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series winner, doing so in Eldora Speedway’s BeFour the Crowns Showdown on Friday, September 23. A convincing display, nonetheless, Abreu earned his $10,000 triumph from the second row, driving by CJB Motorsports' Spencer Bayston to take command on lap seven, holding off eventual challenges from Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz and James McFadden along the way. The World of Outlaws victory bumped Abreu’s career tally to nine.

“It feels great to be back at Eldora Speedway, and to get a win with the World of Outlaws. This is what it’s all about, and I wouldn’t be in this position without my guys and all of our supporters. This is a total team effort and I’m excited to be here,” Rico Abreu stated at Eldora, driver of the Abreu Vineyards, Rowdy Energy, Curb Records, Stadelhofer Construction, Wiser Agency, Tony Toste Construction, Lucas Oil Products, ShopRico.com, Salty’s BBQ, No. 24 sprint car. “We have a lot of racing left on our schedule and we’re hoping to get this Rowdy Energy car back to the front in a hurry.”

Although unable to sweep Eldora Speedway’s two-day blockbuster, Abreu’s display against the All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday, September 24, was nearly as impressive, this time advancing his way from ninth to finish fourth in the 30-lap, $10,000-to-win contest. Although finishing second in his respective heat race, Abreu was not eligible for the evening’s dash forcing the now four-time winner in 2022 to start from row five.

Other recent highlights for Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing include finishing eighth in Lincoln Speedway’s $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic. Abreu started 19th on the All Star grid, qualifying for the A-Main roster after acquiring enough points through qualifying and two rounds of heat races.

ON DECK:
Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will continue their 2022 campaign with a visit to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, for the High Limit Buckeye Brawl on Tuesday, September 27, followed by Williams Grove Speedway’s 60th Champion Racing Oil National Open on Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1. The World of Outlaws and Pennsylvania Posse Showdown will offer up a $75,000 top prize.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Abreu Vineyards, Rowdy Energy, Curb Records, Stadelhofer Construction, Wiser Agency, Tony Toste Construction, Lucas Oil Products, ShopRico.com, Salty’s BBQ.

RICO SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing,
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

FOLLOW ROWDY ENERGY:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rowdyenergy
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rowdyenergy
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rowdyenergy/

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com

APPAREL:
Rico Abreu Racing apparel online at www.shoprico.com
Find Rico’s merchandise trailer at select events during the 2022 season.

2022 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 60
Total Wins: 4
Total Top-5s: 17
Total Top-10s: 33


 

 

Schatz finds podium twice in Buckeye State doubleheader; Williams Grove National Open begins Friday


Date: Friday, September 23rd
Event: BeFour the Crowns Showdown
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (12th)

Date: Saturday, September 24th
Event: Outlaws Return to Sharon Speedway
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Sharon Speedway (Hartford, Ohio)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (1st)

2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Fifth | 7,832 points [244 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 26, 2022) - It was an all-podium weekend for Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, completing their two-day, two-race sweep through the Buckeye State with back-to-back podium performances, highlighting the pair with a runner-up appearance at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, September 24. Although losing command at the initial start, Schatz battled from the runner-up spot the entire 35-lap distance. The ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion kicked-off the program with heat race and dash victories.

“I don’t know that we were missing anything tonight,” Schatz said after Sharon’s main event. “It was a great car, but Brad got up there first and I was too focused on trying to make the middle work to try and get him somehow. I really didn’t think it would go to the top like that. My guys put a new car together before yesterday and we’re off to a strong start with this one.”

One night prior in Eldora Speedway’s BeFour the Crowns Showdown, Schatz finished third; an impressive display after starting 12th on the feature grid. The Fargo, North Dakota, native challenged eventual winner, Rico Abreu, briefly for the top spot, but would ultimately fade to third.

“We just needed to get better at the end, and that’s a recurring problem for us,” Schatz said regarding Eldora. “We could kind of hang for three-to-five laps, but then I would just stall out. All I could do at that point was run the win back, keep the tires under it, and hang on. Rico didn’t make any mistakes tonight, so hats off to him. We’ll keep plugging away.”

ON DECK:
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with Williams Grove Speedway’s 60th Champion Racing Oil National Open on Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1. The World of Outlaws and Pennsylvania Posse Showdown will offer up a $75,000 top prize.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewat/Curb-Agajanian Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Digital Ally, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts.

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com

Donny Schatz:
Web: www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz
Twitter: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz
Instagram www.instagram.com/donnyschatz

Tony Stewart Racing:
Web: www.tonystewartracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg
Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2022 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics:
Races: 60
Wins: 3
Top-5s: 25
Top-10s: 48

 

 

Brown 12th in Jim Nace Memorial, aims big in Williams Grove Speedway’s National Open

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (September 26, 2022) - Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing were on pace for a top-five outcome in Selinsgrove Speedway’s 40th Annual Jim Nace Memorial/National Open on Saturday, September 24, that until a flat tire during the main event’s open red forced the Higginsville, Missouri, native to the tail. Despite the setback, Brown did his best to recover, driving on to finish 12th in the $26,000-to-win program. “Blackjack” kicked-off Selinsgrove’s season-ending weekend with a sixth-place performance in the National Open preliminary on Friday, September 23.

Although forced to settle for an overall weekend result that was below personal expectation, Brown will set those feelings aside and aim ahead, ready to rejoin the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for the 60th running of the Williams Grove Speedway National Open set for Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1. The crown jewel event, awarding a $75,000 top prize in the weekend finale, will go down in history, boasting a total Saturday A-Main purse reaching $155,000.

Brown qualified for the 2021 edition of Williams Grove’s National Open; he was scored 25th.

“Some tough luck that we had to endure at Selinsgrove, but we’ll put that behind us and move forward. The Williams Grove Speedway National Open is an event we’ve had circled on our calendar since the schedule was released and we’re proud to be a part of it. We’re going to do everything we can to put this Casey’s/FVP car in a position to contend for a win,” Brown, driver of the Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Rowdy Energy, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, No. 21 sprint car, stated. “Hats off to my guys. They’ve been busting their butts this entire Pennsylvania trip and there is nothing they deserve more than to be up front at Williams Grove on Saturday night.”

ON DECK: As noted, Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2022 campaign with Williams Grove Speedway’s 60th Champion Racing Oil National Open on Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1. The World of Outlaws and Pennsylvania Posse Showdown will offer up a $75,000 top prize.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Rowdy Energy, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem’s Helmets, Factory Kahne Shocks, Cometic Gaskets, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Fultz Excavating, Restless Spirits Distillery, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, AL Driveline, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny’s Components, Rod End Supply, Winter’s Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bam Roller Lifters, Outerwears, MPD, All Star Performance, 6B Apparel, MSD Ignition and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/brianbrown21 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com Online home: www.brianbrownracing.com Merchandise: www.shopbrianbrownracing.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at www.dirtvision.com

2022 STATISTICS: Top-fives: 27 Top-tens: 36 Wins: 7

2022 HIGHLIGHTS: Highlighted Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals with 14th-place score in Saturday finale. Finished third with World of Outlaws at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday, April 2. Earned first feature victory of the season in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, April 30; took lead on lap 5 and never looked back. Finished sixth (against 43-car field) at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 7. Earned second Knoxville Raceway victory of the season on Saturday, May 14. Finished third at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 21. Finished second during Thursday Thunder program at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, May 26. Finished 11th in the Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, May 27. Finished fifth and second in Knoxville Raceway double features program on Saturday, June 4 (the second feature was a make-up main event from 4/23). Earned back-to-back podium finishes during Knoxville Raceway’s Brownells Big Guns Bash featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11; Brown finished third and first, respectively. Finished sixth at Jackson Motorplex (Border Battle) on Saturday, June 18. Finished second in night two of Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals on Friday, June 24; led laps 9-32. Finished second with ASCS National Tour at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, June 25. Finished fourth in Knoxville Raceway’s Mid-Season Championship on July 2. Finished second from seventh in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, July 9. Finished third in Jokers Wild program during Eldora Speedway’s Kings Royal week. Finished sixth in the Historical Big One at Eldora Speedway. Finished sixth in the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. Finished second in Knoxville Raceway 360 sprint car start on Saturday, July 23; set quick time and won heat race. Finished seventh in the fourth annual Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race at I-70 Motorsports Park on Friday, July 29. Finished fifth during All Star Circuit of Champions visit to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 30. Won respective 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary feature on Friday, August 5. Finished sixth in 360 Knoxville Nationals finale on Saturday, August 6. Qualified for 2022 Knoxville Nationals A-Main with fourth-place run in Friday’s “Hard Knox” program; finished 20th in 50-lap finale. Finished tenth in Jackson Nationals preliminary. Scored fifth win of 2022 in Missouri State Fair’s POWRi 410 Wing Outlaw Sprint League event on Sunday, August 21; first-ever POWRi 410 victory. Finished third and first (make-up feature) in Knoxville Raceway’s season finale; sixth victory of 2022, simultaneously clinching fifth 410 sprint track title. Earned three consecutive top-five finishes in Central Pennsylvania; fourth at Williams Grove Speedway (9/2), fifth at Port Royal Speedway (9/3), and a win at Selinsgrove Speedway on September 4. Finished second in the Night Before the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, September 9. Finished seventh in the $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, September 10. Finished sixth in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jim Nace Memorial 40th Annual National Open preliminary.

 

 

Sanders Second at Adobe Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA: A last minute change of plans saw Justin Sanders make the trip to Petaluma Speedway with Mittry Motorsports where he picked up a second-place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour during the Adobe Cup.

“We had a good car and we picked up another second-place finish which I think is like our 18th runner up finish of the season,” Justin Sanders said. “This one is a little different because if I’m going to run second, it is cool to run second to Joel Myers Jr who picked up his first win, so I want to send a congrats to him and his team.”

Getting off to a great start on Saturday night in the Farmers Brewing/Mittry Construction/North County Plastering backed No. 2x, Sanders timed in quick time in his group which set his night up well.

Pocketing a third-place finish in his heat race, Sanders locked into the High Sierra Industries Dash where his seventh-place finish lined him up in the fourth row of the 35-lap feature event.

At a venue that has been tricky for him to master over the years, Sanders had a great start on the hooked-up surface as he quickly worked his way into the Top-Five as battled with the likes of Colby Johnson, Andy Forsberg and Tony Gomes.

Continuing to work around the fast surface, the Aromas, CA wheel made powered his way into fourth, before inheriting the third position on lap 27 after Andy Forsberg got upside down.

The lap 27 restart saw Sanders begin to pressure Ryan Robinson for the second position, and as their battle heated up it allowed the race leader to pull away.

Getting by Robinson to overtake second, Sanders’ effort proved to be for not as the caution flag flew and lined the field back up in single file formation with Sanders back in third.

The final restart of the night was good for Sanders as he ripped around Robinson to overtake second but was not match for Myers Jr. With the checkered flag in the air, Sanders capped his night off with a runner up finish as he now turns his attention to tomorrow night’s High Limit event in Ohio.

“To go to Petaluma Speedway was a last minute change of plans, so it was great to run well,” Sanders said. “Thanks to the Mittry team and everyone that supports our efforts for making it all possible.”

Justin and his team would like to thank Farmers Brewing, Mittry Construction, North County Plastering, Alkaline88, Andy’s Construction, Roadside 24hr Service, Wicked Cushion, Roger’s Diner, Factory Kahne, BG Labels and Tee’s, Walker Performance Filtration, Dixon and Son Tires, Ernie’s Service Center, East Lake Village, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., DMI, Keizer Wheels, Wings Unlimited, Ti64 Titanium, AIS Heating and Sheet Metal, Fred Lint and Family, JonSan Racing, Sandblast Service, G&N Construction, Steitz Towing, Durden Construction, Ernie’s Service Center, and Steve Duppman Racing for their continued support in 2022.

ON TAP: Sanders will be back in action Tuesday night for the High Limit event at Wayne County Speedway with Swindell SpeedLab.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-58, Wins-12, Top 5’s-37, Top-10’s-45

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

 

 

Sean Becker Surges to Adobe Cup Podium

PETERSEN MEDIA- Reuniting with Dan Monhoff on Saturday night, Sean Becker and Monhoff Racing made their way to Petaluma, CA for the Adobe Cup where ‘The Shark’ rallied form mid pack and scored a third-place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

“I am really thankful that Dan Monhoff gave me the opportunity to compete at the Adobe Cup,” Sean Becker said. “Petaluma is a place that we have ran well at together and I’m grateful that we picked up another podium finish.”

With 28 cars checked in for the 11th Annual Adobe Cup, a race that Becker and Monhoff were victorious at in 2019, Becker got the night kicked off by timing in fifth fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, ‘The Shark’ had his elbows up on the hooked-up Petaluma Speedway gumbo and worked his way to a third-place finish and locked himself into the 35-lap Adobe Cup feature event.

Gridding the field from the 12th starting spot in the 35-lap finale, Becker would bide his team in a very wild feature event. Working his way up to seventh just before the halfway point, Becker jumped into sixth following a restart on the 27th lap.

Getting strong as the race drew to a close, Becker worked into fifth on the 30th, lap before jumping into third following the race’s final restart on lap 33.

In third, Becker gave chase to second running Justin Sanders, but on this night he settled for the final spot on the podium as he capped the night off with a third place finish.

“I want to thank all the guys who came out and helped us out on Saturday, and again thank Dan for the opportunity to go after another Adobe Cup title.” Becker added.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-30, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 7, Top-10’s- 12

ON TAP: At this time, Becker’s next scheduled event is October 15th in Tulare, CA with Bjork Motorsports.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, or become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

 

 

Low Fuel Hinders Ryan Robinson During Late Restart at Adobe Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA: Spending much of Saturday night’s feature battling for Adobe Cup supremacy, a caution plague race got the best of Ryan Robinson as he ran out of fuel on the race’s final restart and faded back to a ninth-place finish.

“I really want to thank Todd Weiher and his guys for giving me really fast race car all night long on Saturday,” Ryan Robinson said. “I have been fast in everything that I have driven at Petaluma Speedway this year, but for some reason we have had nothing but bad luck there. I did all I could to conserve fuel, but we got to that point in our tank where it started stumbling and we just faded back over those final two laps.”

Having a great night on the famed Petaluma Speedway ‘Gumbo’ surface, Robinson opened the night up by timing in second quickest in his qualifying group aboard the Mako Farms Inc./Roseville Precision Inc./LP Holdings backed No. 14w entry.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Robinson slipped back to a second-place finish as he chased after Andy Forsberg. With Forsberg picking up the win as the group’s fast qualifier, Robinson earned the Dash spot by being the fastest qualifier to transfer through the heat race.

Getting penalized on the opening start of the High Sierra Industries Dash, Robinson was moved back to the second row before finishing third and securing a second row starting position for the 35-lap Adobe Cup feature event.

Settling into third when the green flag was displayed to the field, Robinson closed in on Joel Myers Jr and Tim Kaeding as the leaders reached the back of the field on just the third lap.

In a torrid three-car battle for the race lead, Robinson powered into the lead on the seventh lap, but an accident would draw the red flag and negate his efforts.

Restarting in second, Robinson would continue to hound Myers Jr who would take off and get to a comfortable lead initially, but in traffic Robinson would reel him in and battle for the top spot as they navigated through slower traffic.

As fate would have it on this night, each time things heated up in traffic, caution flags would pause the action and put the leaders on a clear track.

Continuing to battle for the win, a lap 33 yellow would prove detrimental for Robinson. With his fuel load extremely low, it would cause his car to stumble as it was starved for fuel and led to him slipping back to ninth when the 35-lapper came to a close.

“When we started having all of those early yellows, I did everything possible to conserve fuel on my end,” Robinson said. “Unfortunately, it was just a really long race, and even though everyone was really low on fuel we just got to the point where our car struggled to pick up what was left in the thank and it led to us stumbling over the last few laps and slipping back.”

Weiher Racing would like to thank Mako Farms Inc., LP Holdings, Roseville Precision Inc., Escalon Body and Frame, Seth’s Racing Engines, Pettibone Builders, Sipes CC, The Holman Family, Square Tires, Papa Chuck, Dave Harvey Trucking, and Morrison Concrete for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-13, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-9

ON TAP: Ryan Robinson and Weiher Racing will be back in action Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Ryan Robinson by following him on Twitter @RyanRobinsonRcn

 

 

Tanner Carrick Pockets Pair of Top-10’s During Weekend with Keith Kunz Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making the trip out to Indiana over the past weekend, Tanner Carrick reunited with Keith Kunz Motorsports for a trio of events, and he ran well in his first midget starts since Chili Bowl as he picked up Top-10’s as I-69 Speedway and Eldora Speedway.

“We had some brake trouble all weekend long, but other than that I was really happy with the speed we had, and really want to thank Keith Kunz for the opportunity and all the guys who worked on my car all weekend long.”

Kicking his weekend off on Thursday night in Gas City, IN, Carrick opened his night up by timing his iBuyPower backed No. 97K in eighth fastest in qualifying time trials before racing to a second-place finish in his heat race.

Locking directly into the feature event on the Indiana bullring, Carrick took the green flag from the 10th starting position. On the slick surface, Carrick battled those brake issues, but was able to keep his machine firmly in the Top-10.

Racing with Midget aces like Justin Grant, Cannon McIntosh, and TMez, Carrick was strong in his return as he capped the night off with a ninth-place finish.

Traveling to Eldora Speedway to take part in the Four-Crown Nationals on Friday and Saturday night, Carrick timed in ninth fastest to kick his two night stay at Eldora Speedway off.

With brake issues continuing to hinder him despite multiple changes being made, Carrick made do with what he had as he raced to an eighth place finish in his heat race before picking up an eight place finish in the feature event from his 10th place starting position.

Saturday’s event was set from Friday’s feature event finish and the Lincoln, CA driver opened his night up by tallying a fifth place finish in his heat race which put him ninth on the starting grid in the feature event.

On a very slick racing surface, Carrick would do all he could to keep his machine inside the Top-10 but slowly drifted back as he worked around the famed mile.

Carrick capped his weekend off as he took the checkered flag with a 13th place finish.

“My guys never gave up and continued to trouble shoot and try and fix some of our issues we were dealing with, and I really appreciated all their hard work.” Carrick said. “It was a fun three nights with the KKM guys, and again, I am very thankful for the chance.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Hanson Truss, Eddie’s Lincoln Auto Body, Simpson Strong-Tie, A&A Concrete Supply, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 52, Wins: 5, Top 5’s: 21, Top 10’s: 30

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick is back in California this Friday and Saturday night as he will take part in the Fall Nationals at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1, and by clicking over to www.tannercarrick.com.

 

 

Joel Myers Jr Breaks Through for First Career Sprint Car Win at Adobe Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night at Petaluma Speedway, the stars aligned for Sebastopol, CA’s Joel Myers Jr. Coming close to victory over the last few seasons, the 16-year-old made his first one memorable as he scored his first ever win aboard a winged sprint car at his home track during the track’s marquee event of the season.

“Growing up and coming to Petaluma Speedway, I always dreamed of winning here,” Joel Myers Jr said. “To pull it off and it be my first ever win with some many family members and friends here is something I will never forget. I want to thank my family for all of their support, Willie Kahne for helping me get my program turned around over the summer, as well as Cody and Tanner for always being around to help me out.”

With 28-cars checked in for the $5000-to-win race that was under Sprint Car Challenge Tour Sanction for the first time ever, Myers Jr timed the All About Fire Protection/Hi-Plains Building Division/Dirt Dudes Excavating backed no. 46Jr in fourth fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, a monster start saw the youngster jump into second as he chased after Luke Hayes. A late yellow put ‘Jr’ on the front row of the restart, and he took full advantage as he won the drag race into turn one. The win for Myers Jr was crucial as it also locked him into the High Sierra Industries Dash where he lined up on the front row.

Getting penalized on the initial start, Myers Jr didn’t let it hamper him as he jumped right into second on the Dash’s second attempted start. Chasing after Tim Kaeding, ‘Jr’ hung on to a second-place finish and put himself on the front row of the 35-lap Adobe Cup Feature Event.

As the feature went green, Myers Jr again nailed his start as he powered his way into the early lead and reached the back of the field in just three laps. Navigating through traffic, Myers Jr’s sizeable lead diminished as he quickly felt pressure from Kaeding and Ryan Robinson.

As Robinson was able to sneak around Jr on the seventh lap, it would be negated as Kaeding was collected with a lap car and the first red of the night was needed.

Having another good restart, Myers Jr would pull away from Ryan Robinson, though traffic would again allow Robinson to cut into the lead and erase the lead. As the duo continued their torrid battle in traffic, yellow flags would continually halt their progress and put them in clean air.

Un rattled by restarts, the youngster continued to hammer the throttle at the right time and gave himself breathing room as he worked around the lighting fast surface. Pulling away in the closing laps, ‘Jr’ powered his way to his first career win in front of a crowd full of supporters.

“I don’t have the opportunities to race at home very often, and this was one I wanted to win very badly,’ Myers Jr added. “This is home, and like I said, to do it at home is poetic justice. Now that we have one, the work continues as I hope to get a couple more before our season ends.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Hi-Plains Building Division, DirtDudes Excavating, PitStopUSA, System 1 Ignition, Weld, Smith Ti, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, Triple X Race Co., and Ogio, for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 50, Wins-1, Top-5’s- 13, Top-10’s-21

ON TAP: Myers Jr gets right back to work this Friday and Saturday in Chico, CA for the Fall Nationals.

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Amantea Tackling Non-Wing Sprint Car and Micro Sprint Events This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - MOUNT POCONO, Pa. (Sept. 26, 2022) - Joey Amantea is planning on competing in both a non-wing sprint car and a micro sprint this weekend.

A Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars show on Friday at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Del., kicks off the action.

"I think we got seventh there last year and I've only been there the one time," Amantea said. "Honestly we're looking for podiums and top fives. I felt pretty good there last year so going back there now with a better setup I think we can be a lot better."

Amantea enters the event ranked fourth in the USAC East Coast Sprint Cars championship standings.

The team will shift gears to micro sprint competition the remainder of the weekend as they invade Spirit Auto Center Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., on Saturday and Sunday for the Skyscraper.

"Considering our record at that track and with getting fifth the one time we showed up in the 600 this season I couldn't be more excited for this weekend," he said. "I'm super pumped to run the micro sprint at a fun track. We haven't had too much of that with the micro sprint this year."

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 15 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Del., with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars and Saturday and Sunday at Spirit Auto Center Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., for the Skyscraper

MEDIA LINKS -

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"To achieve your dreams and goals in this sport you need great partners who provide quality products and I believe Stinger Race Fuel is the best out there," Amantea said. "I'm very grateful for their support and look forward to continued success together."

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Starks Scores Podium During Final Race of Season at Grays Harbor Raceway

Inside Line Promotions – ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 26, 2022) – Trey Starks capped his season in the Northwest with a podium performance last Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway.

Unfortunately, mechanical woes hampered the team throughout the season finale at the dirt oval.

“We put our spare engine in and just couldn’t quite get it to run right,” Starks said. “We had the hood on and off pretty much from the start of hot laps until we pushed out for the feature. We wanted to make sure everything was good with that engine because we didn’t want to run into issues when we had to run it. We did the same thing last year and obviously we found some issues. The good news is I think we have it straightened out, but we weren’t able to do that at the track.”

Starks qualified third quickest before a late-race pass earned a heat race victory. He started on the inside of the second row in the main event.

“We finished the race, but I was messing with the fuel and all kinds of stuff throughout the race trying to get it to run,” he said. “It wasn’t responding well. If I could have got up front I think I could have held them off, but I didn’t have enough to get by anybody.”

Starks maintained third throughout the feature before finishing in that position, which was his 15th podium of the season.

“It would have been great to end the season with a win, but at least the mechanical problems happened when it did and not during a marquee event,” he said. “We had a great season overall and we’re really optimistic about next year.”

QUICK RESULTS –

Sept. 24 – Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. – Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (3).

QUICK RESULTS –

24 races, 12 wins, 15 top fives, 20 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 24 top 20s

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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Dover Aiming for Return to I-80 Speedway Winner's Circle This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Sept. 26, 2022) - Jack Dover enters the Casey's Midwest Fall Brawl focused on finding Victory Lane.

I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., hosts the 360ci winged sprint car event this Saturday. It's a marquee show that Dover has won in the past and it's likely his final 360 sprint car event of the season.

"It would mean a lot to win," he said. "We haven't had the stellar year that I've wanted or we've had in the past. To go out and win a pretty big race, maybe being the last 360 race there, would be special."

Dover has one win, two podiums and three top 10s in six 360 sprint car starts at the track this season. However, he was leading two other races and was running second in a third when mechanical problems derailed strong runs.

"A lot of it is we've had bad luck," he said. "I'd say we've had a shot at winning more races. I think three of the five nights when we had mechanical issues we were leading or in second place. And then we had to take more weekends off than expected because of the mechanical issues."

Dover, who is the defending track champion, enters the event ranked third in the I-80 Speedway championship standings - only 26 points behind second and 50 points out of the lead.

"Every year we want to go out on a good note," he said. "We're doing everything we can so we can show up well in front of our fans and partners this weekend."

While Saturday is likely the final 360 sprint car start of the season, Dover has five 410ci sprint car races planned to close out the year.

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 17 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Casey's Midwest Fall Brawl

MEDIA LINKS -

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"Joe and the Langfeldt Family have been family friends and supported our racing endeavors for a long time," Dover said. "Not only do they do a tremendous job servicing and installing garage doors for residential and commercial properties, they have great customer service and a strong reputation."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, Backlund Plumbing, True Trucking, Thorpe's Body Shop, Husker Diesel, West Omaha Irrigation and Lawns, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, Speedway Graphics, Phil Durst, SSS Motorsports, Speedway Engines, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Smith Titanium, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Price Guides Sides Motorsports to Second-Most Positions Gained at Sharon Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – HARTFORD, Ohio (Sept. 26, 2022) – Robbie Price passed the second-most cars last Saturday during his debut at Sharon Speedway to highlight a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series weekend in Ohio.

The Sides Motorsports driver timed in 20th quickest and placed sixth in a heat race before advancing from fifth to fourth place in the Last Chance Showdown to garner the final transfer into the A Main.

“We were decent at Sharon,” he said. “The last hot lap session I watched everyone was through the center to the middle of the track so that’s where I qualified, but it was up against the wall so we dug ourselves a hole. We were close in the heat race and made it through the LCS.

“I felt pretty good in the feature, but we went down a lap. I didn’t feel bad, but when you go down a lap early you’re just out there and trying not to be in the way of the leaders. It was good to get laps on a track that slick.”

Price rallied from 24th to 17th in the feature.

The weekend began the previous night at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, which hosted the BeFour the Crowns Showdown. Price timed in 12th quickest in his group and finished sixth in both a heat race and the Last Chance Showdown to narrowly miss transferring into the feature. The team used a provisional to tag the back of the field in the A Main.

“We were one spot out of the heat race and in the LCS it took me too long to get going,” he said. “We changed some stuff on the car for the feature. We were snug and I drove around the bottom for a long time. We passed some cars and got up to around 17th. On a restart someone got sideways and I got into them. I ended up just pulling in after that.”

Price had advanced from 25th to 17th before the incident, which relegated him to a 21st-place result.

Next up for the team is the Champion Racing Oil National Open this Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

“I want to do better than I did the last time I was there,” Price said. “I think I was two spots out of a transfer last time so if I can run better earlier in the night than last time I’ll be happy. It’s a track that takes time to get good at so we’re just trying to get better each time we go there.”

QUICK RESULTS –

Sept. 23 – Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio – Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 6 (6); Feature: 21 (25).

Sept. 24 – Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio – Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 4 (5); Feature: 17 (24).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS –

67 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Champion Racing Oil National Open with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JasonSides7s

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sides-Motorsports/283833970847?ref=br_tf

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Jim Schuhknecht

“Jim started helping out a few years ago,” Sides said. “He’s a really good guy who is a big fan of the sport. Jim has helped me when I’ve needed it the most and we really appreciate his support.”

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, Dancer Logistics, Inc., VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, ShopRico.com, Phillips Tosco, North Baltimore Custom Cuts and Retail Meat, TORA TORA, Lomelino Sign Co., FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Wilwood, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Builtwiser Wings and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Nolen Racing’s Axsom Runs as High as Seventh

In USAC Silver Crown Race at Eldora’s 4-Crown Nationals

ROSSBURG, Ohio, Sept. 26 — Nolen Racing’s Emerson Axsom seemed poised for a top-10 finish or even a top five Saturday night in the USAC Silver Crown race at Eldora Speedway’s 40th annual 4-Crown Nationals until a mechanical issue forced him out of the competition while he was running seventh. It was only the second Silver Crown race ever for the 17-year-old Franklin, Ind.-based driver, and his first one ever at the famed half-mile dirt oval.

Announcer Dr. Pat Sullivan had just complimented Axsom on his good performance to the worldwide Flo Racing audience when a driveline issue developed on the famous Nolen Racing yellow No. 20 with 20 laps complete in the 50-lap race. Axsom was able to get the Maxim, which is sponsored by KECO Coating, K & N Filters and Driven2SaveLives and is powered by a Tranter-prepped Chevy engine, safely off the track without bringing out a caution flag.

His official finishing position was 22nd in the 27-car field.

He came from dead last to finish fifth in his first USAC Silver Crown race ever in May at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track in the same car.

Axsom qualified 13th on Saturday with a time of 17.773 seconds, which was just 0.485 off C.J. Leary’s pole-winning time.

Axsom moved up three positions before one lap was even in the books on Saturday night. He started 12th after Buddy Kofoid scratched from the race, which was presented by NK Telco and attracted a large crowd. Axsom gained two more positions when the drivers who started fifth and sixth, Kody Swanson and Carmen Perigo, made contact and Swanson hit the wall on the initial start. Swanson’s car had front-end damage and a bent axle and retired. Perigo restarted on the rear after changing a flat tire.

That put Axsom tenth for the complete restart, and he passed Kyle Robbins on the first lap to rise to ninth.

He moved into eighth working lap five by passing Nathan Moore right before the second yellow flag waved when Chase Stockon stopped in Turn 4 with an ignition problem.

Kaylee Bryson, who qualified fourth, was having some issues and dropping back by that time, and Axsom passed her with nine laps compete to move into seventh.

He remained in seventh place, running right behind Justin Grant, who went on to finish third, until Grant moved up. That put Brian Ruhlman in sixth place until he passed Jake Swanson. Axsom was still in seventh, right behind Swanson, until the mechanical issue caused him to pull off the track.

Logan Seavey won over Leary, Grant, Matt Westfall and Shane Cottle.

Axsom set the ninth-fastest lap of the race on lap five with a time of 19.702 seconds.

For more information see NolenRacing.com and usacracing.com, and follow Nolen Racing on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

Zach Newlin Closes Door On Challenging 2022 Season
 

Fast Car and Strong Run Comes Up Short at Williams Grove Speedway

Mechanicsburg, PA – September 26, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

The 2022 season has been a frustrating one for Zach Newlin to say the least. There never seemed to be an opportunity to get in a rhythm and build any consistency or momentum.

He occupied the seat of a couple different 410 sprint cars over the course of the season, as well as wheeling the Mansberger Motorsports No.21m 358 sprint car.

Various circumstances led to his departure from both 410 seats after just a handful of races in each. Weather, combined with some off-track matters, reduced his already limited 358 schedule by a handful of races. When Newlin did hit the track, things just didn’t quite go his way.

Friday night’s 358 race at Williams Grove Speedway was the season finale for Newlin. The goal was simply to end on a high note and start his off-season with something positive to build on.

September 23: Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA

[35 cars, Heat 4th (4), A-main 23rd (16)]

Heat lineups for the 35 cars signed in were set by pill draw. The top five finishers from each of the four 8-lap contests would transfer directly to the A-main. All non-transfer cars would get one additional shot to make the show via the B-main. The feature lineup would be ‘heads up’ in finishing order from the heat races, followed by the top four finishers from the B-main.

Newlin started outside row two in the fourth heat race. He slipped to 5th on lap two when the No.2 of fifth place starter Kody Hartlaub got by. Two laps later, Newlin raced past Dave Hollar’s No.10H to get back to 4th. Every spot gained in the heat race was worth four spots on the A-main starting grid, but 3rd remained out of reach to the checkered flag.

From his 16th starting spot in the night’s 20-lap finale, Newlin initially lost ground. He fell to 19th in the early going before he finally began chipping his way toward the front. The Millerstown, PA native worked his way back to 16th by lap six.

A few laps later, Newlin reached 14th and had found his groove, turning his fastest lap of the race on lap thirteen. As he began lap seventeen, working past more competitors on the low side of the speedway, he made contact with the inside fence and abruptly brought an end to his night. He was officially credited with a 23rd place finish.

“We had a fast car. Our finish is on me. I messed up.“, a frustrated Newlin said.

“I felt great and was passing cars, but I clipped the inside guard rail coming off turn two and bent the front axle. We had a top ten car tonight. That’s just how our season has been. Either we get caught up in something, we have a part failure or it’s self-inflicted. That’s how it goes sometimes. I’m ready to turn the page to 2023.“

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Its Short Track Nationals Week in America!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 26, 2022) – The time has finally come!

The annual pilgrimage to “The Natural State” is under way as I-30 Speedway’s 35th Annual Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires takes place this weekend atop the high-banked, -mile clay oval.

And the list of potential win suspects continues to grow for the $15,041-to-win event as the likes of past event winner Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 16-year-old phenom Ryan Timms, California sensation Justin Sanders and Canada’s Dylan Westbrook are among the latest to add their names to the mix.

Add in the fact that Thursday’s appetizer, the ASCS Mid-South $5,646-to-win 15th Annual Ralph Henson Tribute event, along with ideal weather conditions makes for a perfect weekend of Sprint Car racing.

Five time Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion Hafertepe, Jr., of Sunnyvale, TX, finally snared his first STN crown in 2020 after serving as bridesmaid on three previous occasions with runner-up finishes. Hafertepe, Jr., joins previous winners Blake Hahn, Tim Crawley and Wayne Johnson among those looking to add another STN triumph to the ledger.

Oklahoma City’s Timms has burst on to the Sprint Car scene in a big way in 2022 with nine Sprint Car wins along with a pair of Midget triumphs and raced to a runner-up finish in just his second World of Outlaws start one day after his 16th birthday in August.

A perennial frontrunner in California, Aromas, California’s Sanders joins forces with the Swindell Speedlab No. 39 for his STN debut. Sanders currently sits atop the Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings with 11 triumphs and raced his way into the Knoxville Nationals feature event in August in his debut aboard the No. 39 Sprint Car.

Westbrook, a Hills Racing teammate to Hafertepe, Jr., ranks among the nation’s top 360-ci Sprint Car racers as well with a pair of ASCS National Tour triumphs among his seven wins this season. The Scotland, Ontario racer picked up an ASCS National win at I-30 Speedway in 2021 and posted a top-five finish in the 2020 STN championship finale.

With the entry count already hovering about the 50 mark, more are expected over the next several days with the pre-entry deadline that includes a driver pit pass on Tuesday, September 27. The entry form is available at https://www.i-30speedway.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=760397.

Blake Hahn made it three STN wins in the past four years with a late move past Jordon Mallet last year, matching Steve Kinser’s three STN titles in the early years of the event while Hall of Famers Sammy Swindell and Gary Wright lead the way with five and four victories, respectively.

Other drivers with multiple STN wins include Paul McMahan and Tony Bruce, Jr., with single wins posted by the likes of Hafertepe, Jr., NASCAR star Christopher Bell, reigning World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet, Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray and John Gerloff.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: September 29 through October 1, 2022.

Thursday, September 29 - $5,646-to-win ASCS Mid-South sanctioned “15th Annual Ralph Henson Tribute

Friday, September 30 – 35th Annual Short Track preliminary that culminates with $1,500-to-win “Twin 20’s” with top two from each feature locking into the STN finale.

Saturday, October 1 – 35th Annual Short Track Nationals championship finale.

The Mufflers: Leave ‘em at home, no mufflers required for this weekend.

The Format: Friday’s preliminary event will be contested under a derivative of the All Star Circuit of Champions format, with group qualifying establishing heat race lineups with an invert of four in each heat race. The Friday preliminary will conclude with “Twin 20’s”, a pair of $1,500-to-win 20-lap “A” Main events.

The top two from each of the “Twin 20’s” will be locked into Saturday night’s “Dash for Cash” and the championship main event.

Friday events points accumulated will be carried over to Saturday night, with another set of heats utilizing passing points added to the Friday total to set the championship feature lineups. The top two in combined points from Friday night and the Saturday heat races with join Friday’s four lock-ins in the Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash”. The next eight in points will occupy STN championship feature positions 7-14 with the balance of the field in “B” and “C” Mains. Three will transfer from both “B” Mains to set the 20-car feature field. The 21st position is reserved for this year’s I-30 Speedway track champion if necessary.

The Feature Purse:

October 1, STN Finale: 1st - $15,041, 2nd - $7,500, 3rd - $5,000, 4th - $2,500, 5th - $2,000, 6th - $1,700, 7th - $1,600, 8th - $1,500, 9th - $1,450, 10th - $1,400, 11th - $1,350, 12th - $1,300, 13th - $1,200, 14th - $1,150, 15th - $1,100, 16th - $1,100, 17th- $1,100, 18th - $1,100, 19th - $1,100, 20th - $1,100.

September 30 STN Preliminary “Twin 20’s”: 1st - $1,500, 2nd - $750, 3rd - $650, 4th - $625, 5th - $600, 6th - $550, 7th - $525, 8th - $500, 9th - $450, 10th - $400, 11th - $350, 12th - $325, 13th - $300, 14th - $275, 15th - $250, 16th - $250, 17th - $250, 18th - $250, 19th - $250, 20th - $250.

The Past Winners:

2021-Blake Hahn

2020–Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2019-Blake Hahn

2018-Blake Hahn

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Tickets: Advance two-day tickets are $45.

Day of show prices are $20 on Friday and $30 on Saturday.

Children under 12 are admitted free on both nights.

To order tickets or for more information, check online at https://i-30speedway.com/short-track-nationals/ or call the track at 501-455-4567.

Pit passes are $40 on both Friday and Saturday. Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

The Broadcast: If you can’t make it to the STN to catch all the breathtaking action in person, no need to fret as you can catch it all live online at www.floracing.com.

For more information regarding I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals, check at www.i-30speedway.com or call the track at 501-455-4567.

 

 

Paulie Colagiovanni Captures Outlaw Fall Nationals Title In Thrilling Fashion

(Dundee, NY) After being scheduled off for over a month, the Patriot Sprint Tour rolled back into Outlaw Speedway for the seventh annual Outlaw Fall Nationals. 22 cars signed in for action with drivers from all over the North East, including teams from New York, Pennslyvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and the province of Ontario.

As a result of getting into the redraw, Jonathan Preston and Paulie Colagiovanni would start on the front row and bring the field to the green. Preston would jump out early to take command and pull away from Colagiovanni and the rest of the field.

One driver who wasted no time getting to the front was current point leader Davie Franek, who started seventh and made it a three-car battle for third on the second lap with Robbie Stillwaggon and Matt Farnham.

Following Franek to the front was Jordan Thomas, who started in ninth after winning the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash for Cash and found himself in the top five early.

Laps would continue to click by, with Preston having a slim margin over Colagiovanni and Franek.

On lap 22, Colagiovanni would get his car wing to wing with Preston, but Preston would still maintain the race lead coming out of turn two.

As the leaders encountered lap traffic throughout most of the race, Colagiovanni would use it to his advantage on lap 28 and get by Preston on the bottom for the race lead and win the 30-lap A-Main, paying $4,000 to win.

Preston would need to settle for second, while Jordan Thomas, who battled Franek the entire second half of the race, finished third over Franek, who finished fourth, while Matt Farnham came home in fifth.

As mentioned earlier, Jordan Thomas won Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash for Cash, while Jared Zimbardi, Jonathan Preston, and Paulie Colagiovanni were the heat race winner.

Next up for the Patriots is the Cole Cup at Utica Rome Speedway on Tuesday, October 4, the highest paying sprint car race for $5,000 to win and $400 to start. The 2022 season will conclude Friday, October 21, back at Outlaw Speedway for the Dutch Hoag Memorial weekend, which will pay $3,000 to win. It was also recently announced that the 2021 Outlaw Fall Nationals Event will be made up on Friday, October 21, as well as a “Non-Points” event. The only drivers eligible to compete are the 25 drivers who took the green flag on the originally scheduled event a season ago.

Patriot Sprint Tour A-Main Results

1)10-PAULIE COLAGIOVANNI 2) 22- Jonathan Preston 3) 79- Jordan Thomas 4) 28f- Davie Franek 5) 7ny- Matt Farnham 6) 75- Tommy Wickham 7) 32- Kyle Smith 8) 61- Parker Evans 9) 47- Kyle Drum 10) 2- Dave Axton 11) 35- Jared Zimbardi 12) 22k- Mike Koehler 13) 98- Joe Trenca 14) 21- Steve Glover 15) 18c- Dan Craun 16) 7- Andrew Jacobus 17) 41- Dalton Rombough 18) 3- Denny Peebles 19) 17E- Devin Gundrum 20) 89- Robbie Stillwaggon 21) 11J- Chis Jones 22) 66- Jordan Hutton (DNS)

The Patriot Sprint Tour would like to thank the following marketing partners for their continued support: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Bicknell Racing Products, Hoosier Racing Tire, Patriot Tank Lines, ASI Racewear, Champion Power Equipment/Super Gen Products, PJC Sprayfoam, Insinger Performance, LC Design, Mike Emhof Motorsports, and CBP Media.

 

 

Record Field For 28th Trophy Cup

by Ron Rodda

Tulare, CA…Next month’s Abreu VIneyards 28th Trophy Cup Presented By Rudeen Racing has drawn a record number of entries and may pay a record purse for the three-day event at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway.

There are 111 cars entered for the Cup to set an all time record and the purse has a guaranteed $200,000 payout. The regular payout has the champion receiving $28,000 while the drivers that fill the 24-car field for the final night’s 50 lap race will each receive at least $5000.

But this year it could be a substantially increased payout for the champion.

A sponsor is making the bonus possible and the four drivers who start the 50-lap Saturday night finale in rows nine and ten will be eligible to collect the bonus if they win both the main event and the Trophy Cup title.

With 20 cars inverted by points, the two rows eligible means they are the top four in points entering the extra length main. If the high point car entering the main wins the race and championship, the total winnings for the three days will be a guaranteed $50,000. Second in points wins the main and title and the check will be for $40,000. If third in points is both the main event winner and high point car the reward will be $35,000 and if it is fourth in points able to win both race and points the total will be $30,000.

Another record that could be set is the youngest champion of the Cup. Buddy Kofoid now owns that record after last year’s title for the then 19 year old driver. Several challengers to that record will be racing this year, including 4th in points Corey Day, 6th place points finishing Ryan Timms, and 19th in points last year, Chase Randall.

The list of entrants can be viewed at https://www.trophycup.org/trophy-cup-drivers/

 

 

BRODY ROA TAKES THIRD IN PERRIS USAC/CRA RACE – RACING IN USAC WEST COAST SERIES THIS WEEK

(Cypress, CA, September 22, 2022) Brody Roa rebounded from a disastrous USAC/CRA Sprint Car race at Perris Auto Speedway in August to finish third in the Glenn Howard Memorial last Saturday night. This Saturday he will journey north to team up with Jayson May in the USAC West Coast Series race at the Ventura Raceway.

After two weeks of scorching heat, race teams and fans were greeted by temperatures in the mid-80s for Saturday’s show. Roa, who lives in Garden Grove California, was one of 24 USAC/CRA Sprint Car drivers on hand for the show. Stopping the clocks at 16.540, the 31-year-old veteran racer was eighth fastest on the night. That is not the ideal place to qualify. If the seven cars who qualified faster than him all finished in the top four in their heat race, that would mean the best Roa could start in the main event would be eighth. However, things worked out perfectly. He won his heat race and two cars who qualified faster than he finished, fifth or worse. That meant Roa would be on the pole for the 30-lap main event.

Before he got to that main event, Roa contested a 10-lap heat race. Starting on the outside of row 2, he led the last 6 laps for his fourth heat win of the year in the series.

“Seems like we are always pretty good in heat races here this year,” the popular driver told the crowd after his win. “We are trying something a lot different with the car tonight. We have to work on it a little bit for the feature. Cody (Cody Williams who was leading Roa in the heat before dropping out), was definitely way better. He would have smoked us if he didn’t break or whatever happened. So, we have to work on it a little bit for the feature and we will be all right.”

Whatever crew chief Zac Bozanich and the crew worked on before the main, it worked out well. As soon as the race started, Roa burst into the lead. He proceeded to set the early pace and led the first nine laps before relinquishing the top spot. The friendly driver stayed close to the leader. He was second after a restart with a couple of laps to go, but a small bobble coming off turn two cost him and he dropped to third. He stayed on the throttle and crossed the finish line only two lengths behind the second-place car. It was his fifth USAC/CRA podium in only 10 races this year. Two of the podiums, Perris in June and Santa Maria in August, were wins.

“We brought a really different package tonight on the car,” Roa said at the end of the race. “We worked on it all night. It needs a few tweaks on it. We will take it and learn from it. It was worth trying something as we are not point racing. We are not worried about it if we run third. Winning would have been nice and the paycheck is a little bit better. We come to win and we also come to get better. Trying things is what we need to do to do that. Thanks to all my guys. My dad, Zach, Joe, Uncle B, Zach’s mom Tracey, my wife and daughter, she turns two tomorrow. That is big and exciting. I wish I could have brought her a trophy home. We will go have a party tomorrow and enjoy the weekend.”

This Saturday, September 24th, Roa will be back in Jayson May’s #8M for the USAC West Coast Series race at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway. Thus far in 2022, Roa has made two appearances at Ventura. On June 11th he placed second in the USAC/CRA main and on August 27th, he won the West Coast Series main in May’s car. Three weeks before that, he drove May’s car, which is a 360, to the win in the USAC/CRA 410 main event at the Santa Maria Raceway.

For fans who would like to attend Saturday’s race to see Roa driving the #8M, spectator gates will open at 3:00 p.m. and the first race will be at 5:30. The track is located on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 W. Harbor Boulevard (93001). The website is http://venturaraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (805) 648-RACE. Adult tickets are $22.00. Seniors 60 and over, military with id, and students with id get in for $18.00. Children 12 and under are free when they are accompanied by an adult.

If you wish to hear Roa’s recent appearance on the Dirt Tracks and Rib Racks podcast, you can do so at the following link https://spoti.fi/3cjQrLL.

In 2022, Roa is racing in the USAC/CRA, USAC National, and other select events, in his #91R BR Performance/HD Industries Eagle. He will also drive the #8M for May Motorsports in select USAC West Coast events. The 2019 USAC Southwest and 2017 USAC West Coast champion is always open to discussing other driving opportunities.

Roa and the team want to thank the following sponsors for making the 2022 season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, Inland Rigging, Caltrol, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, Competition Suspension, ALR Virtual Services, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to RDM Mechanics, Fastenal, Coopers Propane, Ten West Towing, Ten West Environmental, TJM Distribution, and Westco International for sponsoring the #8M he will pilot for Jayson May on 10 occasions in 2022.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition as a team partner throughout the 2022 racing season, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information on the top of this release.

Fans can learn more about Roa and the team at https://www.brodyroa.com/. Fans can also check out the team news at Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/.

To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M

Brody Roa’s 2022 Schedule and Race Results

January 12 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Nationals 15th A Main

January 15 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Nationals 13th C Main

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

January 29 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

February 11 Central Arizona Speedway ASCS/CAS 360 5th A Main

February 12 Central Arizona Speedway ASCS/CAS 360 2nd A Main

February 26 Keller Auto Speedway King of Thunder 9th A Main

March 25 Bakersfield Speedway World of Outlaws 8th B Main

March 26 Perris Auto Speedway World of Outlaws 24th A Main

April 9 Keller Auto Speedway NARC King of the West Canceled

April 30 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

May 28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 3rd A Main

June 11 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 2nd A Main

June 25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 1ST A Main

July 22 Gas City I69 Speedway ISW - USAC National 9th C Main

July 23 Kokomo Speedway ISW - USAC National 7th B Main

July 24 Lawrenceburg Speedway ISW - USAC National Rained out

July 25 Circle City Raceway ISW – UASC National 19th A Main

July 27 Terre Haute Action Track ISW - USAC National Rained Out

July 28 Lincoln Park Speedway ISW - USAC National 8th B Main

July 29 Bloomington Speedway ISW - USAC National 16th A Main

July 30 Tri State Speedway ISW - USAC National 16th A Main

August 6 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 1st A Main

August 20 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 19th A Main

August 27 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 1st A Main

September 17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 3rd A Main

September 24 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360

October 1 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA

October 8 Keller Auto Speedway NARC King of the West – Twin 25s

October 15 Kern County Raceway USAC West Coast 360

October 28* Cocopah Speedway USAC National & CRA - Western World

October 29* Cocopah Speedway USAC National & CRA - Western World

October 29* Kern County Raceway NARC King of The West

November 3 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals

November 4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals

November 5 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals

November 25 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 – Turkey Night GP

November 26 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 – Turkey Night GP

*Decision on which track/class to run is pending.

 

 

JASON GENCO’S $2500 ERIEZ WIN LOCKS UP “TRACK PACK” TITLE & GETS HIM CLOSER TO HOVIS RUSH LATE MODEL NATIONAL WEEKLY SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP; CHAD RUHLMAN WINS FOR THE 1ST TIME AT MARION CENTER & DOG HOLLOW WHILE JOHN MOLLICK DOES THE SAME AT KNOX IN RUSH SPRINTS

By Marcie Barlow

(September 23, 2022) -

(Pulaski, PA)...The 2022 racing season is quickly winding down but there has been plenty of Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Racing Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants action taking place throughout the region. Chad Ruhlman became the first ever winner in RUSH Sprint Car Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series action at Marion Center Speedway. Youngster Ayden Cipriano continues to tally wins in Hovis RUSH Sportsman action, while Jason Genco, Joe Martin, Michael Duritsky, Ben Policz and Jeremy Wonderling added to their win totals in Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Late Model competition.

Georgetown Speedway hosted a special $1,000 to win Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Late Model Weekly Series event on Friday, September 9th. Trevor Collins led the early stages of the 20-lap event before Austin Hubbard used the bottom groove to overtake Collins. Hubbard moved to the top side of the speedway for the final three circuits to pull away from Collins and score his second straight Georgetown victory. Collins, Matt Hill, Joey Warren and Michael Duritsky, Jr. rounded out the top five.

Weekly Hovis RUSH Late Model action has continued at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway. Tim Shaffer and Brandon Burgoon battled the entire distance of the 20-lap main event on Saturday, September 10th. The duo quickly separated themselves from the rest of the field at the start of the event with Shaffer in the top spot and Burgoon in second. Several cautions slowed the field, but Burgoon was unable to make a pass and Shaffer went on to score his second victory of the season at the oval. Burgoon, Mike Reft, Philip Bubeck and Colby Beighey completed the top five.

On Saturday, September 17 at Pittsburgh, Ben Policz and Daryl Charlier led the 18-car field to the green for the $1,500 to-win event. Policz set the pace early with Kyle Lukon and Charlier following. The running order remained the same until lap 17 when Burgoon got by Charlier for third. A caution on lap 28 set up a two-lap shootout between Policz and Burgoon. Policz came home the victor for the fifth time this season with Burgoon once again coming home in the runner-up position. Lukon, Mike Reft and Charlier rounded out the top five.

Eriez Speedway brought down the curtain on their 2022 season with a bang last weekend for the annual September Sweeps started by the late owner Bobby Rohrer and has continued on with new track owner Dave Alexander. Qualifying events on Friday set the feature lineup for the 24-car field of RUSH Late Models on Saturday night. Track champion Jason Genco won his fourth of the season and biggest overall win taking $2,500. It’s been a tremendous season for Genco, who won the $1,000 “Track Pack” titles at both Stateline and Eriez and currently leads the National Weekly Series points with two weekends to go. Max Blair made his first RUSH start of the season driving a team car to Will Thomas III and finished second. Josh Ferry was third in just his second Eriez start of the season and first since winning the July 10 Tour race. Mike Wonderling was fourth also in his second Eriez start of the year. David Parker was fifth and locked up the $500 runner-up in Eriez “Track Pack” points as he did the same at Stateline.

Jason McGregor scored his second victory of the season at Woodhull Raceway on September 10th as he defeated Jared Keeney, who was making just his second Woodhull start of the season and first since May 21. Jacob Tubbs, John Haggerty and Joe Layfield finished third through fifth.

Woodhull Raceway closed out their 2022 season on Saturday, September 17th with Jason Knowles garnering his sixth victory of the season. Knowles and Clayton Tarabori battled for the top two spots the entire distance of the main event with Knowles scoring the win. Tarabori, Steve LeBarron, $1000 “Track Pack” champion Brian Knowles, and McGregor completed the top five.

Bradford Speedway closed out their 2022 seasons last Friday night. Jeremy Wonderling captured the RUSH Late Model main event at Bradford over Kurt Stebbins, Steve Dixon, Chuck LaFleur, and Clayton Tarabori. Wonderling ended the Bradford campaign with his three straight wins and four on the season at the -mile oval as his win was worth $1,200.

In RUSH Pro Mod action at Bradford, Steve Dixon closed out an excellent season with another victory. Zain Harvey, Al Brewer, Critter Hemphill and Tyler Oakes followed. For Dixon, it was his eighth win in nine starts at Bradford and his ninth overall RUSH win of the season moved him to second in points behind now six-time champion Dennis Lunger, Jr.

After a week off, Genesee Speedway returned to action on September 17 in their final tune-up before the “Topless Nationals” weekend. Doug Ricotta claimed the track championship just by starting the main event, but it was seventh place starter Jeremy Wonderling who entertained the fans with his driving prowess. Wonderling took the third spot from Bill Holmes with a bold slide job on lap seven and then made a similar move on JJ Mazur on lap 11 to move into second. Wonderling then set his sights on Chad Homan, who had a healthy lead on the field. Wonderling reeled in Homan and took the top spot from him on lap 19 and led the remainder of the event to score his second win of the weekend. Wonderling has now won five straight races at Genesee, eight on the season and his 13th overall RUSH win kept him alive for the National Weekly Series Championship. Homan, Mazur, Jimmy Johnson and Bill Holmes rounded out the top five.

Dog Hollow Speedway hosted the RUSH Late Models for two nights of action last weekend as the inaugural “Hustle at The Hollow” took place on Friday and Saturday. In Friday evening’s main event Dan Angelicchio led the first lap of the main event before Michael Duritsky, Jr. took the lead and cruised to the $1,500 win. After four straight runner-up finishes, Duritsky was able to tally his fourth Dog Hollow win to clinch the $1,000 “Track Pack” title. Braeden Dillinger came home second with Clinton Hersh, Angelicchio and Brady Wonderling completing the top five.

Veteran Joe Martin added another win to his 2022 total as he held off the challenges of Clinton Hersh the entire 20-lap distance. Dan Angelicchio, Mike Laughard, Marino Angelicchio, Braeden Dillinger, Colin Casale and Colby Beighey battled for the third spot for the entire distance of the main event. Martin’s second win of the year at Dog Hollow and sixth overall in RUSH competition was worth $1,500. Following Martin and Hersh at the checkered, it was Dillinger in third with Marino Angelicchio and Casale completing the top five.

After giving the RUSH Late Models the night off for two straight weeks, Skyline Raceway Motorsports Park hosed the division last Saturday night and it was Todd Chapman winning his second of the season. Dustin Spaulding made his RUSH debut driving for Patrick Parker and finished second with Alan Chapman trailing.

The Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Sprint Car Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series made their first ever appearance at Marion Center Speedway on September 10. Veteran Chad Ruhlman picked up the win over Arnie Kent, Gale Ruth, Jr., Blaze Myers and Andy Priest.

The RUSH Sprint Cars then travelled to Dog Hollow Speedway last Saturday for the second and final appearance of the season with Ruhlman winning his eighth of the season. Ruhlman led the entire distance of the event to score a convincing first ever Dog Hollow win over Kent, Ruth, Myers and Jeff Metsger. A Dog Hollow record 16 cars were on hand.

The RUSH Sprint Cars also competed at Knox Raceway last Sunday in an event that had been postponed from the prior week due to weather. Third place starter John Mollick passed Blaze Myers on lap six and went on to score his career first victory at the Clarion County oval. Sixth place starter Ruth came home in second to stay alive for the $5,000 to-win Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship. Myers was third. Veterans Ruhlman and Priest finished fourth and fifth respectively.

The 2022 Equipment Rental Options RUSH Sprint Car finale will take place at Lernerville Speedway on October 14 and 15.

The lone Hovis RUSH Sportsman Modified event in the last two weeks took place at Lernerville Speedway on September 17. Bill Cunningham and Cole Edwards led the 20-car field to green but it was third place starter Garrett Krummert who led the first lap. By lap five, Krummert and fifth place starter Ayden Cipriano had pulled away from the field with Cipriano pressuring Krummert each lap. Two mid-race cautions slowed the field but each time Krummert managed to maintain the lead. That changed on lap 18 when the youngster used the bottom of turns three and four to slide up in front of Krummert and take the lead. Cipriano went on to lead the final two circuits to score his first ever Lernerville Speedway victory and fifth overall of the season all coming since July 8! Krummert, Edwards, Jeff Shaffer and Doug Rutana completed the top five.

The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will be in action at PPMS this Saturday night (September 24) and October 8 before closing out the season at Lernerville on October 14 and 15 for the Flynn’s Tire Touring Series event.

RUSH Stock Car action at Dog Hollow Speedway saw John Eckenrod score the win on Friday evening for his fifth overall of the season, while Tim Laughard tallied his season’s eighth win on Saturday night. Laughard captured the $2,000 Weekly Series Championship.

The RUSH Karting Series closed out the season on September 10 at Stateline. Keaton Destre closed out the season winning three of the last four races for the JR-1. Mike Boardman was victorious for the 10th time in the Adult class. Capturing championships were Bexley Smith (Amateur), Jackson Himes (JR-1), Trenton Curry (JR-2), and Mike Boardman (Adult). It was the second straight title for Smith, while the others earned their first championships.

Coming up this weekend, Genesee Speedway will host the RUSH Late Model Flynn’s Tire Touring Series for the fifth Annual “Topless Nationals” on Friday and Saturday. Both events will pay $3,000 to-win. The Tour will then travel to Tyler County Speedway on Thursday, September 29 for $4,000 to-win before heading to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 for the “Bill Hendren Memorial” paying $4,000 and $10,000 to-win respectively.

Weekly RUSH Late Model action is slated for Pittsburgh, Winchester, and Skyline this Saturday.

 

 

WESTERN MIDGET RACING RACES BACK TO ANTIOCH SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY

WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (September 23, 2022) – Antioch Speedway at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds will host the open wheel action of the Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction for the third time in 2022 on Saturday night. The championship night for the Wingless Sprint Cars and Mini Stocks is also on tap along with Hobby Stocks and Hard Tops / Vintage Valley Sportsman.

Pit gates open at 2pm while the spectator gates open at 4pm. Race fans can also check out the racing on www.AntiochSpeedway.TV

Oakley’s Bryant Bell is the highest point earner over the two WMR appearances this season at his home track. Bell finished fourth in April followed by a runner-up performance in June. Bell will be battling for his third-career series win in the No. 09 owned by Boscacci Racing and sponsored by Toyota Walnut Creek.

Points leader Blake Bower of Brentwood earned the June Antioch triumph, one of his 11 wins this year during his 2021 title defense in the No. 9 Orland Public Auto Auction entry. French Camp’s Sage Bordenave earned car owner Kevin Felkins a win in April as well.

A tight points battle has developed for second in the standings with Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse, Peoria, Ariz.’ Cory Brown, and Bell separated by just six points. Hawse has a best finish of third this season at Antioch in the No. 20 Sunland Wood Products machine.

Lodi’s Nate Wait has four podium finishes this year in the No. 20w machine and will look for his first WMR win from fifth in the championship. Santa Cruz’ Logan Mitchell is arguably the most improved driver in the series with a victory on his mind driving into Antioch in the No. 96x, carrying new sponsorship from Pepper Supply Co. and Price Rite Restaurant Equipment.

Teams who travel from more than 240 miles to compete will be eligible for a part of the $400 in road warrior money offered at each round this season.

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

Car construction details are available at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or find the series on Facebook!

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Sept. 22

Final points races of the 2022 season are Sunday, Sept. 25

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 792; 2. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 786; 3. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, and Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., both 778; 5. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 768; 6. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 762; 7. Austin Reed, Etters, Pa., 760; 8. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 759; 9. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 758; 10. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 749; 11. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 747; 12. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 741; 13. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 725; 14. Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Ind., 722; 15. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 721; 16. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 720; 17. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., and Koby Werkmeister, Armour, S.D., both 715; 19. Matt Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 714; 20. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 712.

State Point Standings

California – 1. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 300; 2. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 260; 3. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 207; 4. Davey Pombo, Kerman, Calif., 202; 5. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., 201; 6. Kevin W. Barnes Sr., Fresno, Calif., 199; 7. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 193; 8. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 185; 9. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 160; 10. Blaine Fagundes, Hanford, Calif., 141.

Indiana – 1. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 368; 2. Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Ind., 344; 3. Roderick Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 324; 4. Carson Dillion, Terre Haute, Ind., 295; 5. Jeff Wimmenauer, Greenwood, Ind., 281; 6. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 272; 7. Shane O'Banion, Danville, Ind., 248; 8. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 242; 9. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 241; 10. Alan Brown, Brownsburg, Ind., 236.

Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 591; 2. Jake Greenwood, Woodward, Iowa, 513; 3. Joe Miller, Vail, Iowa, 512; 4. Cole Vanderheiden, Papillion, Neb., 478; 5. Bret Klabunde, Omaha, Neb., 434; 6. Steve Hurst, Ames, Neb., 321; 7. Justin Bolte, Fremont, Neb., and Max Roseland, Carter Lake, Iowa, both 296; 9. Madison Miller, Vail, Iowa, 264; 10. Casey Friedrichsen, Odebolt, Iowa, 251.

Kansas – 1. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 686; 2. Jeremy Huish, Ness City, Kan., 577; 3. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 561; 4. Lucas Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 546; 5. Jon Freeman, Salina, Kan., 523; 6. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 477; 7. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 354; 8. Jordan Knight, Wright, Kan., 342; 9. Tyler Knight, Spearville, Kan., 324; 10. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 314.

Maryland – 1. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 132; 2. Donald Hendershot, Clear Spring, Md., 123; 3. Steven "Stevie" Kenawell Jr., Duncansville, Pa., and Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., both 106; 5. Dylan Shatzer, Hagerstown, Md., 104; 6. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 103; 7. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 99; 8. Tylor Cochran, Williamsport, Pa., 94; 9. Caleb Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 92; 10. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 88.

Minnesota – 1. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 802; 2. Matt Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 673; 3. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 669; 4. Billy Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 534; 5. Brandon Buysse, New Ulm, Minn., 514; 6. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 502; 7. Daniel Griep, Minnetonka, Minn., 483; 8. Wade Hansen, Clarkfield, Minn., 447; 9. Michael Stien, Henderson, Minn., 435; 10. Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 273.

Missouri – 1. Kenneth Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 255; 2. Jack Potter, Kansas City, Mo., 244; 3. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 218; 4. Jacob Dye, Albany, Mo., 203; 5. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., 151; 6. Greg Murry, Dover, Mo., 105; 7. Kevin Dye, Agency, Mo., 100; 8. Doug Cook, Saint Joseph, Mo., 93; 9. Trevin Littleton, Jacksonville, Ill., 80; 10. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 78.

Nebraska – 1. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 824; 2. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 581; 3. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 575; 4. Joey Danley, Martell, Neb., 565; 5. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 564; 6. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 531; 7. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 515; 8. Cole Vanderheiden, Papillion, Neb., 503; 9. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 472; 10. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 471.

New Jersey – 1. Buddy Schweibinz, Woodbine, N.J., 487; 2. Timothy Iulg, Bridgeton, N.J., 466; 3. Jeff Paulson, Honey Brook, Pa., 444; 4. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 426; 5. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 414; 6. Donald Tanner, Warminster, Pa., 392; 7. Cory Hunsberger, Doylestown, Pa., 381; 8. Aiden Borden, Jackson, N.J., 366; 9. Jon Brennfleck, Ewing, N.J., 352; 10. Kevin Nagy, Gilbert, Pa., 345.

North Dakota – 1. Ty Hanten, West Fargo, N.D., 325; 2. Tye Wilke, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 300; 3. Andy Pake, Felton, Minn., 286; 4. Paul Kautzman, West Fargo, N.D., 281; 5. Morgan Nyquist, Moorhead, Minn., 267; 6. Marcus Rothenbacher, Ulen, Minn., 234; 7. Brandon Rekow, Ellendale, N.D., 216; 8. Joshua Johnson, Harwood, N.D., 200; 9. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 191; 10. Amelia Eisenschenk, Fargo, N.D., 175.

Ohio – 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 511; 2. Jacob Stickle, Xenia, Ohio, 491; 3. James Caleb Erwin, Marysville, Ohio, 435; 4. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 407; 5. Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Ind., 394; 6. Chris Miller, Chillicothe, Ohio, 366; 7. Ashley Tackett, Waverly, Ohio, 325; 8. Roman Gephart, New Lebanon, Ohio, 324; 9. Austin Powell, Wilmington, Ohio, 321; 10. Dylan Troyer, Urbana, Ohio, 316.

Oklahoma – 1. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., 551; 2. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 460; 3. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 406; 4. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 401; 5. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 365; 6. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 362; 7. Terry Easum, Broken Arrow, Okla., 355; 8. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 351; 9. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 296; 10. Zack (A.J.) (36) Smith, Yukon, Okla., 295.

Pennsylvania – 1. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 1,175; 2. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 1,112; 3. Austin Reed, Etters, Pa., 1,011; 4. Timothy Bittner, Beech Creek, Pa., 816; 5. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 798; 6. Logan Jones, Mercersburg, Pa., 789; 7. Kruz Kepner, Middleburg, Pa., and Jeffrey Weaver, Lock Haven, Pa., both 778; 9. Owen Dimm, Mifflintown, Pa., 726; 10. Jarrett Cavalet, Hollidaysburg, Pa., and Michael Alleman, Port Royal, Pa., both 671.

South Carolina – 1. Jeffrey Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 267; 2. John Frutchey, Huger, S.C., 252; 3. Richard Wisdo, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 247; 4. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 242; 5. Nathan Emig, Dalzell, S.C., 225; 6. Derrek Treece, Sumter, S.C., 223; 7. Cale Cozad, Charleston, S.C., and Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., both 198; 9. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 189; 10. Stephen Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 184.

South Dakota – 1. Koby Werkmeister, Armour, S.D., 993; 2. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 819; 3. Nate Barger, Madison, S.D., 646; 4. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 645; 5. Micah Slendy, Sioux Falls, S.D., 601; 6. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 599; 7. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 583; 8. Andrew Sullivan, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 547; 9. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 537; 10. Nicholas Winter, Pipestone, Minn., 510.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 922; 2. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 914; 3. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 777; 4. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 605; 5. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 602; 6. Martin Edwards, Forney, Texas, 590; 7. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 578; 8. Stephen McMackin, Greenville, Texas, 522; 9. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 515; 10. Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, Texas, 499.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 265; 2. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 239; 3. Caleb Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 232; 4. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., 219; 5. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 194; 6. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 178; 7. Aaron Leach, Hampton, Va., 172; 8. Billy Hubbard, Cobbs Creek, Va., 145; 9. William Mullis, Seaford, Va., 130; 10. Joe Leavell, Waynesboro, Va., 112.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Posts Pair of Top 10s During World of Outlaws West Coast Swing

Inside Line Promotions - HANFORD, Calif. (Sept. 21, 2022) - Dominic Scelzi is eager to move forward following a frustrating West Coast swing with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"I was disappointed with our performance throughout the Outlaws swing," he said. "We didn't have momentum on our side, yellow flags fall our way or things go our way. It was unfortunate because that's the month we wanted to have the most success. We just missed it on the car some nights and I made some mistakes.

"The best thing to do after a tough month of racing is to put your head down and get back to work. We have a busy two months ahead in October and November. I want to end the season strong. We're leading the NARC points and want to close out a second straight championship. We have eight wins and want to get over the 10-win mark."

Scelzi is taking the good out of the World of Outlaws three-weekend swing through Washington and California. He highlighted the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., with a 10th-place result on Sept. 2.

"We went out late in qualifying and the track fell off and we didn't qualify well," he said. "But in the heat race we were good and advanced from sixth to fourth. In the feature I got into the fence off turn two and knocked the Jacob's Ladder off of it. From that point it was hard to move forward, but we were able to hold our own for a top 10."

Scelzi charged from 20th to 13th at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Sept. 5 and he posted a pair of top 15s the following weekend during the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif.

Scelzi's best outing during the World of Outlaws swing was last Friday at Keller Auto Speedway, where he rallied from eighth to fifth place in a heat race and from 17th to ninth during the Tom Tarlton Classic main event.

"The track almost seemed like it had sand on it," he said. "It wasn't a normal Hanford. It was a tough track condition. I think it helped with us having experience there even though the track conditions were different. We were good in the main event and made good decisions. All in all, it was good to end the Outlaws swing with our best night."

The team also posted a podium performance the previous night during a 360ci winged sprint car show at Keller Auto Speedway, where Scelzi set quick time during qualifying, gained a spot to finish third in a heat race and hustled from seventh to third in the A Main.

Scelzi plans to take this weekend off before resuming competition Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at Silver Dollar Speedway during the Fall Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 23 (17).

Sept. 2 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 10 (13).

Sept. 3 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 17 (16).

Sept. 5 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 13 (20).

Sept. 9 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 13 (6).

Sept. 10 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 14 (15).

Sept. 15 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 3 (7).

Sept. 16 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 29; Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 9 (17).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 8 wins, 22 top fives, 31 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Fall Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

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Carrick Motorsports Welcomes Simpson Strong-Tie and A&A Concrete Supply As Latest Marketing Partners

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the final months of the 2022 season quickly approaching, Carrick Motorsports is proud to welcome Simpson Strong-Tie and A&A Concrete Supply as their latest marketing partners with some huge races on tap to cap off the 2022 season.

“We are both really excited to welcome Simpson Strong Tie and A&A Concrete Supply to our Carrick Motorsports team,” Tanner and Blake Carrick said. “They are coming on board with some big races on tap, and we are confident we can make them proud and get this relationship started on the right foot.”

Getting into the Fall in California, some events that Carrick Motorsports will be in action in include the upcoming Fall Nationals in Chico, CA the Simone Classic and Roth Classic which will take place in the Central Valley of California, and the highly anticipated Trophy Cup that takes place in Tulare, CA in exactly one month.

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Austin Hartmann secures career-best A-main showing in IRA Scott Semmelmann Memorial

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 21, 2022 – Throughout his rookie season on the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association trail, Austin Hartmann has piled up a number of “firsts” behind the wheel of the 87A Hartmann Racing 410 Winged Sprint Car, and the Scott Semmelmann Memorial Night at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. marked another of these special accomplishments as the Plymouth, Wis. racer notched his first top-10 IRA A-main finish with a career-best sixth place showing in the 30-lap headliner on Saturday, Sept. 17.

With 27 IRA Sprint Cars on hand for the annual Scott Semmelmann Memorial event, Hartmann opened the night by turning in the 10th fastest lap in IRA qualifying with a tour of 11.913 seconds around the lightning-fast high-banked third-mile clay oval.

After starting on the pole of the first eight-lap IRA heat race, Hartmann came home fifth to gain his sixth IRA dash appearance of the 2022 campaign. The third-year Plymouth, Wis. driver started on the pole of the second four-lap IRA dash before finishing fourth to nail down the eighth starting spot in the 30-lap main event.

On the opening lap of the A-main, Hartmann slipped to ninth before the first of two red flags was displayed to the 25-car field after Jordan Paulsen flipped his machine along the thick cushion in turn two.

When the race resumed, Hartmann took advantage of lapped traffic to power past two-time IRA champion Scotty Neitzel with a nifty low move on lap 15 to move into eighth. Hartmann settled into the eighth spot on the fast and narrow racing surface until the second red flag appeared when race leader Justin Henderson flipped along the backstretch, following contact with a slower car.

After restarting seventh, Hartmann ducked underneath Dave Uttech to take over sixth in the running order in turn two. Hartman then held on over the final 11 laps to earn a career-best sixth-place main-event finish and his first-career top-10 IRA A-main showing in a race won by Danny Schlafer.

“The car was great in qualifying,” Hartmann said. “We made a couple changes over the week trying new things and it felt great. The heat race was interesting. We lost brakes on the first lap and the rear brake hung up, but we still salvaged a fifth-place finish. The dash was good with more laps turned with the best in the area, which will only help me.

“The A main was a patience game,” Hartmann said. “I stayed calm and waited for the opportunities to pass. All in all, it was great to finally put together a solid night. This team has worked so hard to get this car to the front. I’m glad I could put it together for them.”

With two races remaining in the 2022 Bumper to Bumper IRA season, Hartmann continues to hold down 10th in the point standings.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team’s rookie 2022 IRA campaign will wrap up with a doubleheader weekend of action at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Friday, Sept. 23 and at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. for the IRA season-ending Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships on Saturday, Sept. 24.

“The good run at Beaver Dam Raceway has me super excited coming into the final weekend,” Hartmann said.

Those unable to make it to track can follow all of the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series action throughout the 2022 campaign via FloRacing by visiting https://www.floracing.com.

Additional information on the 87A Hartmann Racing team can be found by visiting the team’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/87Ahartmannracing.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team has assembled a strong group of partners in support of the team's maiden voyage with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Series, including Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty, Shufflebotham Tree Service, Call Girls Motorsports, PalletWorks LLC, AF Inc., Bennett Transport Inc., SCA Inc., Gretchen Tillman New American Funding, Classic Title Services, CP Services, Cobblestone Landscaping, Jensen Sales & Services, Lee’s Color Studio, Dave’s Fabrication, Racer’s Hall Sports Bar and Grill, Feldmann Sales & Service, RC Custom Design, Hepfner Racing Products, Pit Road Apparel, the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series and Sage Fruit.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team consists of Hunter Annis, Eric Bergschultz, Karlee Hartmann, Andrew Shufflebotham, Jarrett Neese, Caitlin Shaw and Kristine Hartmann.

87A Hartmann Racing Sponsor Showcase – Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty

KRISTINE HARTMANN, REALTOR of Pleasant View Realty, better known as “Every Race Fans Realtor,” has 24-plus years of experience selling real estate throughout Wisconsin.

Kristine’s passion for the sport of racing connects with her competitive drive and ambition as a Realtor in the community.

Contact Kristine Hartmann with all your real estate needs and ask her for the special Racing Rates!

You can find her on Facebook @ KRISTINE HARTMANN, REALTOR. Also, she can be found at the 87A trailer at any IRA race and would be happy to chat racing and real estate!

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/PVRKRISTINE, call/text 920-980-5542 or email kristine@pleasantviewrealty.com.

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Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing 2022 Season By The Numbers

Total Events – 24 IRA Events – 22 World of Outlaws Events – 2 A Main Victories – 0 B Main Victories – 1 Top Five A Main Finishes – 0 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1 Top 15 A Main Finishes – 7 Top 20 A Main Finishes – 15 Heat Race Victories – 1 Dash Appearances – 6 Dash Victories – 0 Fast Qualifier Awards – 1

Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing Upcoming 2022 Schedule

Friday, September 23 – Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway, Beaver, Dam Wis. (IRA) Saturday, September 24 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)

 

 

I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals One Week Away!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 22, 2022) – The countdown is well into single-digits as I-30 Speedway’s 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires is just one week away.

And it’s already an impressive slew of entries that are set to gather for the $15,041-to-win Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event that takes place atop the high-banked, quarter-mile clay oval next weekend.

The 35th STN weekend kicks off Thursday night, September 29, with the ASCS Mid-South sanctioned 15th Annual “Ralph Henson Tribute” that offers up a $5,646 winner’s share. The 2022 I-30 Speedway track champion will be determined that night as well and punch a free pass into Saturday’s STN finale if needed.

The STN officially gets under way on Friday, September 30, with preliminary action that culminates with $1,500-to-win “Twin 20s” before going into the Saturday, October 1, STN finale that wraps up with a $15,041-to-win, $1,100-to-start championship finale.

Feature money for just the two STN nights of action is approaching $70,000 at a minimum of $69,891.

Three past event winners are already included among the entries including Blake Hahn, Tim Crawley and Wayne Johnson.

Reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion Hahn of Sapulpa, OK, has topped three of the last four editions of the STN including last year’s edition.

Tim Crawley, who leads the way by far in career STN championship feature starts at 24 (Gary Wright is next at 18), looks to add another win to his triumph in 1998 as he enters the closing stretch of his retirement season. Crawley has raced into the last six STN finales.

Coming off a win in the Hockett/McMillin Memorial, Oklahoma City’s Wayne Johnson tries for a second STN triumph as well after picking up the win in 1997. Johnson’s last top-five STN run was a fourth-place finish in 2014.

Several other top contenders are among the current entries include current I-30 Speedway points leader Derek Hagar, who posted back-to-back STN prelim wins in 2019 and 2020, reigning Knoxville 360 Nationals champion Aaron Reutzel, past STN podium finishers Howard Moore (3rd in 2018) and Dale Howard (2nd in 1999) along with other past STN championship finale starters Marshall Skinner (11 starts) and Matt Covington (4).

Pre-entries submitted by Tuesday, September 27, are $100 and include a free two-day driver pit pass. Entries after September 27 are $100 with no pit pass included. The entry form is available at https://www.i-30speedway.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=760397.

After going back-to-back in 2018 and 2019, Hahn made a lap 39 move past Jordon Mallett and then beat defending STN champ Sam Hafertepe, Jr., to the stripe for his third STN crown in 2021.

Mallett and Hafertepe, Jr., topped the preliminary “Twin 20’s” on Friday night to set the stage for Saturday’s finale.

Hahn’s triumph matched Steve Kinser’s three STN titles in the early years of the event while Hall of Famers Sammy Swindell and Gary Wright lead the way with five and four victories, respectively.

Other drivers with multiple STN wins include Paul McMahan and Tony Bruce, Jr., with single wins posted by the likes of Hafertepe, Jr., NASCAR star Christopher Bell, reigning World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet, Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray and John Gerloff.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: September 29 through October 1, 2022.

Thursday, September 29 - $5,646-to-win ASCS Mid-South sanctioned “15th Annual Ralph Henson Tribute

Friday, September 30 – 35th Annual Short Track preliminary that culminates with $1,500-to-win “Twin 20’s” with top two from each feature locking into the STN finale.

Saturday, October 1 – 35th Annual Short Track Nationals championship finale.

The Format: Friday’s preliminary event will be contested under a derivative of the All Star Circuit of Champions format, with group qualifying establishing heat race lineups with an invert of four in each heat race. The Friday preliminary will conclude with “Twin 20’s”, a pair of $1,500-to-win 20-lap “A” Main events.

The top two from each of the “Twin 20’s” will be locked into Saturday night’s “Dash for Cash” and the championship main event.

Friday events points accumulated will be carried over to Saturday night, with another set of heats utilizing passing points added to the Friday total to set the championship feature lineups. The top two in combined points from Friday night and the Saturday heat races with join Friday’s four lock-ins in the Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash”. The next eight in points will occupy STN championship feature positions 7-14 with the balance of the field in “B” and “C” Mains. Three will transfer from both “B” Mains to set the 20-car feature field. The 21st position is reserved for this year’s I-30 Speedway track champion if necessary.

The Feature Purse:

October 1, STN Finale: 1st - $15,041, 2nd - $7,500, 3rd - $5,000, 4th - $2,500, 5th - $2,000, 6th - $1,700, 7th - $1,600, 8th - $1,500, 9th - $1,450, 10th - $1,400, 11th - $1,350, 12th - $1,300, 13th - $1,200, 14th - $1,150, 15th - $1,100, 16th - $1,100, 17th- $1,100, 18th - $1,100, 19th - $1,100, 20th - $1,100.

September 30 STN Preliminary “Twin 20’s”: 1st - $1,500, 2nd - $750, 3rd - $650, 4th - $625, 5th - $600, 6th - $550, 7th - $525, 8th - $500, 9th - $450, 10th - $400, 11th - $350, 12th - $325, 13th - $300, 14th - $275, 15th - $250, 16th - $250, 17th - $250, 18th - $250, 19th - $250, 20th - $250.

The Past Winners:

2021-Blake Hahn

2020–Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2019-Blake Hahn

2018-Blake Hahn

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Tickets: Advance two-day tickets are $45.

Day of show prices are $20 on Friday and $30 on Saturday.

Children under 12 are admitted free on both nights.

To order tickets or for more information, check online at https://i-30speedway.com/short-track-nationals/ or call the track at 501-455-4567.

Pit passes are $40 on both Friday and Saturday. Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

The Broadcast: If you can’t make it to the STN to catch all the breathtaking action in person, no need to fret as you can catch it all live online at www.floracing.com.

For more information regarding I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals, check at www.i-30speedway.com or call the track at 501-455-4567.

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Heads to Outlaw Speedway for Fall Nationals on Friday

By Curtis Berleue

(Sodus, NY) | After a scheduled month-long break, the 20th Anniversary season of the Patriot Sprint Tour is set to roll on this weekend at Outlaw Speedway. The 7th annual Fall Nationals will kick off on Friday, September 23rd, and will see a $4,000 to-win program for the Patriot Sprint Tour.

Current points leader and 2019 PST champion Davie Franek will lead a strong contingent of cars into the Yates County oval with a slim 64-point lead over defending champion Jordan Thomas. However, Franek and Thomas are no strangers to victory lane at Outlaw, with Franek capturing a win in the season opener earlier this season and Thomas picking up the 2021 Dutch Hoag Memorial race win last October.

Rookie contender Dalton Rombaugh sits 3rd in tour standings and will look to break onto the podium for the first time this season. Thus far in 2022, he has finished 4th twice – once at Outlaw Speedway and once at Woodhull Raceway.

This weekend's action at Outlaw Speedway kicks off with gates opening at 5:30 pm Friday, with racing scheduled to start at 7:15 pm. Pit admission is $40, while grandstand admission is $25. Seniors are $22, and children 12 & under are free.

For more information, visit the official Patriot Sprint Tour website (www.PatriotSprintTour.com) or the official Outlaw Speedway website (www.OutlawSpeedwayLLC.com). For the latest news, information, and schedule updates, be sure also to follow the Patriot Sprint Tour on Facebook, Twitter (@PatriotSprints), and Instagram (@PatriotSprints).

The Patriot Sprint Tour would like to thank the following marketing partners for their continued support: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bicknell Racing Products, Hoosier Racing Tire, Patriot Tank Lines, ASI Racewear, Champion Power Equipment/Super Gen Products, PJC Sprayfoam, Insinger Performance, LC Design, Mike Emhof Motorsports, and CBP Media.

 

 

Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 28 presented by Rudeen Racing fast approaching at Thunderbowl Raceway

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – September 21, 2022…The most anticipated period of the season at Thunderbowl Raceway is fast approaching with the Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 28 presented by Rudeen Racing ready to invade Tulare on October 20th, 21st and 22nd.

Something sure to add intrigue this year will be the fresh new show one weekend prior, with the inaugural “Dennis Roth Classic” occurring on Saturday October 15th. The event honoring newly minted National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Dennis Roth features the NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and the Kings of Thunder Winged 360s.

It’s sure to be an epic lead-in for the Trophy Cup, as teams and fans get to enjoy back-to-back weeks of racing at the Thunderbowl.

The Trophy Cup continues to be one of the premier Winged Sprint Car showcases in the country and the 2022 version is sure to be one of the biggest and best yet. The 28th edition of the Trophy Cup once again boasts a $200,000 overall purse for the three nights, with over 100 cars currently entered for competition.

The event originally started at San Jose Speedway in 1994 and was held at the track until its closing in ‘99. It then moved to Ocean Speedway for one year, before heading to the Kings Speedway in Hanford from 2001-2004. In ‘05 the Trophy Cup was moved to Thunderbowl Raceway, where it has been held ever since.

With its unique format the Trophy Cup regularly produces some of the best Winged Sprint Car racing fans will witness all season. Each time a driver hits the speedway for competitive racing there are points on the line. It’s all a lead-up to the 50-lap feature on Saturday night, which features the top-20 in overall points inverted, plus the four transfers out of the B-main comprising the final four spots.

All cars that start the Saturday A-main are guaranteed at least $5,000 in weekend winnings and the overall champion is guaranteed a record $28,000 in weekend winnings. The Trophy Cup is always an all-star showcase in California, with champions and winners from all over the state and beyond in action.

Tickets continue to be on sale for the Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 28 presented by Rudeen Racing, with all seating in the house reserved during the weekend. Adult grandstand tickets cost $50 on Thursday and Friday and $55 on Saturday. Bleacher tickets are $45 on Thursday and Friday and $50 on Saturday. Kids pricing and senior pricing is also available.

Tickets can be acquired by calling 559-688-0909 or at the gate. Pre-sale tickets will be available until two weeks prior to the event, as all track staff will be at the raceway daily and not in the office, in preparation to make sure everything goes as well as possible. The event has never sold out and tickets will be available if you choose to purchase at the gate.

The pit gate opens at 10am on Thursday October 20th, with the drivers meeting around 3pm. Wheel packing, hot laps, qualifying and heat races will follow.

The special events that have become so popular are also returning with a slight twist. Following the races on Thursday will be BBQ Night sponsored by High 5 Pizza and Catering, while Friday after the races will be Taco Bravo Fiesta Night featuring Tacos. On Saturday afternoon from 11am-2pm Steve Faria and Thunderbowl Raceway will present the annual Spaghetti Feed.

Both Thursday and Friday nights will showcase Razor Bike Races plus RC car racing for children, while a brand-new function on Saturday includes the Driver Dunk Tank. The post-race parties start 20 minutes after the checkered flag with beer, water and soft drinks also available for purchase inside.

A donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the door during all these events is appreciated.

Over the last 27-years Dave Pusateri and the Trophy Cup team have helped gather more than 2 million dollars in donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Fans and teams are all encouraged to attend the special eating events. More info on the Trophy Cup, as well as an entry list can be found at www.trophycup.org

Special thanks to Promoter Steve Faria with System 1 and System 1 Pro Ignition, General Manager Josh Miller, along with all our partners for making things happen at Thunderbowl Raceway including Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC, Budweiser, Roth Motorsports, KRC Safety, George at Garton Tractor, Double “D” Towing and JD Heiskel & Company.

For more info on the Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway visit www.thunderbowlraceway.com and like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tulare-Thunderbowl-Raceway-392991907541396/?fref=ts The Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets at 620 South K Street Tulare, California 93274. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds. Camping is available for fans off turns three and four.

Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway Remaining Schedule

Saturday October 15th: Northern Auto Racing Club Fujitsu 410 Sprint Cars, Kings of Thunder Winged 360s and Legends of Kearney Bowl (Dennis Roth Classic)

Thursday October 20th: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 28 presented by Rudeen Racing Friday October 21st: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 28 presented by Rudeen Racing Saturday October 22nd: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 28 presented by Rudeen Racing

 

 

EAST COAST INDOOR RACING DIRT NATIONALS RETURN TO TRENTON, NJ FEBRUARY 24 & 25

TRENTON, NJ SEPT. 21, 2022 – After a two year hiatus the East Coast Indoor Racing Dirt Nationals will be returning to the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton NJ on February 24 and 25.

The event, which will feature the wingless 600 Micro Sprints, was not held in 2021 or 2022 due to COVID virus gathering restrictions.

In 2020, Jon Keller left fans speechless and wanting more as he ran the alphabet soup advancing from the E-Main to the A-Main event. The Salem, N.J. driver then started dead last in the 40 lap A-Main and captured the victory with a last lap pass. Keller prevailed over Kenny Miller, Billy Pauch Jr. and Erick Rudolph in a wild finish for the ages.

“Each year we held the event, the racing has gotten better and better culminating with the best race ever in 2020. We had all the momentum heading into 2021 and then the world shut down!” stated promoter Len Sammons.

“Bringing the event back has been my top priority and I am excited to see it return in 2023.”

Friday night will feature heat races and A-Main Qualifiers for all entries, with passing points earned for each race and position gained. On Saturday night, the top performers from Friday will be locked into the A-Main with the remaining competitors slotted into mains E through B with a chance to advance and lock themselves into the main event.

Ticket and entry information will be available in the coming weeks.

Event sponsorship ranging from title sponsor to “Dirt” sponsors are available and being actively sought to help support the event. Interested parties should contact Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or via e-mail at danny@aarn.com.

For more information visit the series website www.indoorracing.com.

 

 

Gravel Rallies for Top 10s at Gold Cup Race of Champions and Tom Tarlton Classic

Inside Line Promotions - HANFORD, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2022) - David Gravel produced a trio of top 10s during World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races in California the last two weekends.

The Big Game Motorsports driver hustled from 22nd to seventh at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico to garner the Hard Charger Award a week ago Friday before advancing from 11th to sixth during the Gold Cup Race of Champions finale the following night. He maneuvered from 11 th to seventh last Friday during the Tom Tarlton Classic at Keller Auto Speedway.

"We didn't do anything amazing in California," he said. "We didn't gain on Brad (Sweet) like we wanted to, but he's pretty good out there. We didn't put ourselves in position to succeed and had to battle for everything we got. I'm happy with the way we battled and salvaged what we could."

Gravel's Gold Cup Race of Champions preliminary night began with the second quickest qualifying time before he placed sixth in a heat race. A runner-up result in the Last Chance Showdown earned a transfer into the back of the main event, in which Gravel gained 15 positions for the seventh-place showing.

"We thought we had a good car after qualifying, but the heat race didn't go very good," he said. "The B Main didn't go very good either. I didn't feel good in either so we threw something at it for the A Main. That surface is very different there. It goes from slick to wet to rubber very fast. It's hard to have grip there. Luckily the changes we made worked in our favor and we were able to move forward."

Gravel finished second in a heat race the next night to lock into the 11 th starting spot in the Gold Cup Race of Champions finale.

"I fell back early," he said. "I think we were 18th at one point. The car was really tight. About halfway through it really came to life. I had a bunch of good restarts and got underneath guys and we were able to battle to sixth."

The lone event last weekend began on Friday with Gravel qualifying 11 th quickest at Keller Auto Speedway. He placed third in a heat race to line up 11th in the feature for the second straight race.

"We drew a late pill, which didn't help us at all in qualifying," he said. "In the heat we had a pretty good car and I was really close to the second-place guy. Then in the feature it was like Chico. We were bad early and as the fuel load came off and the track got slicker the car came to life and we were able to battle back to salvage a decent finish."

The team returns to action this Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown before a race on Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio.

"The last time we were at Eldora we won two of the four races so we're looking forward to going back there," Gravel said. "I used to race at Sharon with the All Stars years ago, but last year was the first year I ran there in a long time. We were in the hunt and had a shot. I think we finished fourth. It's a really, really slick track and you have to have the car feeling good there."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 9 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 7 (22).

Sept. 10 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 6 (11).

Sept. 16 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 7 (11).

SEASON STATS -

61 races, 6 wins, 33 top fives, 54 top 10s, 58 top 15s, 60 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown and Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com.

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt track located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Tri-State Late Models and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset's Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

 

 

Tatnell, Hughes and Olivier Capture Huset's Speedway Championships as Track Showcases 32 Feature Winners in 2022

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Sept. 20, 2022) - Brooke Tatnell, Jacob Hughes and Zach Olivier each earned a coveted Huset's Speedway track championship during a competitive season at the high-banked dirt oval.

A total of 32 different drivers garnered at least one trip into the Winner's Circle as the track welcomed several marquee series in addition to the tightly contested weekly program to the tune of 49 main events.

Tatnell became the first-ever Australian champion by winning the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig title by a mere three points over 2021 track champion Justin Henderson. Austin McCarl ended only 12 points out of the top spot with Matt Juhl 20 points behind Tatnell and Kaleb Johnson 31 points back.

Ryan Timms led the division with a trio of feature victories. Mark Dobmeier and Tatnell were tied for second with a pair of wins. Corey Day, Lynton Jeffrey, Parker Price-Miller, Aaron Reutzel and Giovanni Scelzi also captured weekly program triumphs.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series invaded the oval for four straight nights featuring four different winners. Spencer Bayston, Michael 'Buddy' Kofoid and Carson Macedo posted wins prior to Sheldon Haudenschild taking the $100,000 top prize for winning the inaugural Huset's High Banks Nationals thanks to a last-lap pass. It marked the biggest paying sports event in South Dakota history.

Hughes claimed the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series championship by one point over Lee Goos Jr. Brandon Bosma finished third - 18 points behind Hughes - with 2021 champion Dusty Ballenger (38 points back) and Koby Werkmeister (39 points back) rounding out the top five.

Bosma scored a division-best three triumphs and Ballenger recorded a pair of victories. Jack Berger, Goos Jr., Sam Henderson, Trevor Serbus and Werkmeister were single-race winners.

Olivier enjoyed the largest margin of victory in the championship chase as he won the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks title by 22 points. Matt Steuerwald placed second with Tim Dann (27 points behind Olivier), Colby Klaassen (30 points out of the lead) and 2021 champion Cory Yeigh (61 points back) finishing third through fifth.

Steuerwald led the way in the win category with three trips to Victory Lane. Klaassen, Eric Moser, Olivier and Yeigh all produced two triumphs. Shaun Taylor was also a feature winner.

Kofoid won a pair of USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series races before Cannon McIntosh claimed the Huset's Speedway USAC Nationals finale.

Robert Ballou and Ryan Bernal were USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars feature winners before Mitchel Moles picked up the finale of the Huset's Speedway USAC Nationals.

Tim McCreadie was victorious during the inaugural Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event at Huset's Speedway.

Justin Zeitner and Trevor Anderson each captured a Tri-State Late Models victory.

Justin Henderson swept a pair of Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series features.

The championship drivers will be celebrated at the season banquet, which is scheduled for Nov. 19 at the Royal River Casino & Hotel in Flandreau, S.D. The banquet is open to the public.

Stay tuned to the Huset's Speedway social media channels for ticket information.

2022 HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS -

Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig:

Ryan Timms - 3 (May 29, June 19 and July 31); Mark Dobmeier - 2 (July 17 and Sept. 4); Brooke Tatnell - 2 (June 12 and July 24); Corey Day - 1 (Aug. 28);Lynton Jeffrey - 1 (May 15);Parker Price-Miller - 1 (May 8);Aaron Reutzel - 1 (Sept. 3); and Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (May 22)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series :

Brandon Bosma - 3 (May 8, June 19 and July 24); Dusty Ballenger - 2 (July 17 and Aug. 28); Jack Berger - 1 (July 8);Lee Goos Jr. - 1 (May 22);Sam Henderson - 1 (June 12);Trevor Serbus - 1 (May 15); and Koby Werkmeister - 1 (July 31)

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

Matt Steuerwald - 3 (May 8, June 23 and Aug. 28); Colby Klaassen - 2 (June 12 and July 31); Eric Moser - 2 (June 24 and July 17); Zach Olivier - 2 (May 22 and June 19); Cory Yeigh - 2 (May 15 and Sept. 4); and Shaun Taylor - 1 (July 24)

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/HusetsSpeedway

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

 

 

Goldesberry Earns Another Podium Finish

Springfield, IL (September 20, 2022) – Jordan Goldesberry put his Rockstar Energy Drink machine back on the podium at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday night.

There were 27 cars checked in and the Rockstar Energy Drink #65 went was at the top of the speed carts right away. Going out 15th, Goldesberry laid down the quickest lap in qualifying. The Rockstar Energy Drink Maxim would line up outside second row in the first heat race and rocket into second coming out of turn two. On a lightening fast track, Goldesberry would finish second and get into the dash redraw. Goldesberry would start outside the front row of the second dash and would go on to win the dash. The Rockstar Energy Drink machine would line up the 30 lap feature outside the front row on a track that stayed extremely fast all night. Throughout the race Goldesberry would run between second and fourth. After a few cautions and two red flags, Goldesberry would finish third.

“We had a good car all night. The track was so fast all night it was hard to pass. We had a great night and look forward to the final two races with the IRA.” Said Goldesberry.

The Rockstar Energy Drink team will finish out the Bumper to Bumper IRA this weekend on Championship weekend. Friday night the action will be at Dodge County Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI. The season will conclude Saturday night at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, WI. The IRA Championship battle will come down to the final night. Jake Blackhurst leads Goldesberry by a mere nine points going into Friday night.

SEASON STATS-
33 races, 2 wins, 12 Top 5’s, 19 Top 10’s

MEDIA LINKS-
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JGMotorsports65
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JGMotorsports65

 

 

Reinhardt Has Up and Down Weekend on Home Turf

A Trip to the ‘Big E’ on Tap This Weekend

Abbottstown, PA – September 20, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Statistically speaking, Kyle Reinhardt’s 2022 season has been a little better than last year, but that’s not much comfort to the Neptune City, NJ native who has struggled to find the consistent speed he needs to put up the stats he knows he and his Capitol Renegade / Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers / Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants / J&J Auto Racing No.91 are capable of.

Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway, both in the heart of Reinhardt’s home turf, have been the site of good runs for the team in the past. They came into this past weekend hoping the familiarity would help dial in the missing speed.

September 16: Dirt Classic Qualifier / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA

[33 cars, Qualifying 6th in Group B, Heat 4th (6), A-main 14th (16)]

Friday night Reinhardt was among 33 drivers who signed in for the Dirt Classic Qualifier at ‘The Grove’. The four-group format was initiated for the program. While his 6th quickest qualifying run in Group B was still short of the speed he was looking for, he was able to race his way from the 6th starting spot to 4th and transfer into the A-main through his heat race. It was a step in the right direction.

In the 30-lap finale, Reinhardt made a little more progress. After starting 16th, he moved forward and reached 12th by the halfway point. The battles for position in the middle of the pack were tight throughout the event. Reinhardt ultimately finished 14th.

September 17: Dirt Classic IX / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA

[50 cars, Qualifying 6th in Group E, Heat #5 5th (6), Heat #10 6th (5), B-main 11th (10)]

50 teams were in the pits to chase the $20,000 winner’s share of the Dirt Classic IX purse. The annual All Star Circuit of Champions sanctioned event uses qualifying and double heats to accumulate points and set the starting field for the main event.

Reinhardt was slotted in the fifth and final group to go under the clock. Once again he logged the 6th best lap in the group.

From his 6th starting spot in heat race number five, Reinhardt grabbed the 5th spot on the start. Unable to make additional forward progress, he held on to that spot throughout the 8-lap race.

In the tenth heat race, Reinhardt was unable to gain ground in the running order or the point standings for the night. He started 5th but lost a position on lap two and finished 6th.

Reinhardt found himself with an uphill battle when the points were tallied. He would start 10th in the 12-lap B-main and would need to climb six spots to make the cut for the A-main. It wasn’t in the cards and Reinhardt’s night ended with an 11th place in the consolation race.

Up Next

Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team will head to Eldora Speedway this weekend for two nights of competition. First up will be the ‘BeFour the Crowns Showdown’ Friday night with the World of Outlaws.

Saturday night’s All Star Circuit of Champions race is part of the ‘4-Crown Nationals’ and pays $10,000 to win.

Season Stats

62 races, 0 wins, 5 top 5’s, 14 top 10’s, 30 top 15’s

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THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!

RQM Enterprises would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the continued support during the 2022 racing season!

Capitol Renegade

Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers

Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants

Fibreworks Composites

Henry’s Wrecker Service

J&J Auto Racing

FK Rod Ends

Kinsler Fuel Injection

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Kelly Racing Fuel

Arai Americas

Auto Meter

KSE Racing Products

InTech Trailers

Fel-Pro

Taylor Ignition Wires

Miller Welders

K&N Filters

Mettec

AL Driveline

Jesel Valvetrain

DMI

All-Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads

ISC Racers Tape

HMS Motorsports

Ultra Lite Brakes & Components

Rider Racing Engines

Saldana Racing Products

HP Engines

Titan Wings and Top Flight Wings

Simpson Race Products

Broadcast coverage of All Star Circuit of Champions events is available at https://www.floracing.com/

SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible. PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

 

 

Joel Myers Jr Set for Winter Action in New Zealand

PETERSEN MEDIA: Once the checkered flag drops on the 2022 season in California, Joel Myers Jr will then make his way to New Zealand as he is set to climb aboard the Anderson Motorsport entry and work with Daniel Anderson and family as he will run a busy schedule from December through the end of February.

“I am extremely thankful for the opportunity that the Anderson family has presented to me, and I can’t wait to get to New Zealand and race against their drivers and see some new tracks,” Joel Myers Jr said. “We have a pretty aggressive schedule put together including the War of Wings and the New Zealand Title.”

As Myers Jr and Anderson continue to finalize their plans, some of the events on their radar include the South Island Title, New Zealand Grand Prix, New Zealand Title, as well as various War of Wings events and Summer Slam Sprint Car Series events.

“The tracks over there look slick, and I tend to run well on those at home, so I am really excited to get over there,” Myers said. “Daniel Anderson, and Courtney Anderson have been really great to work with so far, and I am looking forward to racing with them in a few months. I am also excited to meet the great fans over there as well.”

While New Zealand waits in the wings, Myers Jr still has a full slate in front of him in CA as he will be at the Adobe Cup this coming Saturday night in Placerville, CA before a return trip to Silver Dollar Speedway for the Fall Nationals, and then the conclusion of the King of the West Series’ schedule as well as the coveted Trophy Cup.

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Hi-Plains Building Division, DirtDudes Excavating, PitStopUSA, System 1 Ignition, Weld, Smith Ti, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, Triple X Race Co., and Ogio, for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 49, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 12, Top-10’s-20

ON TAP: Myers Jr will be in action on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA with the SCCT for the Adobe Cup.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @Racing46Jr, Instagram @Racing46jr, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

 

 

Sprint Car Challenge Tour marches on with $5,000-to-win Adobe Cup Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Petaluma, CA…For the initial time in SCCT history the traveling Winged 360 Sprint Car Tour is set to sanction the $5,000-to-win “Adobe Cup” at Petaluma Speedway this Saturday night.

The familiar Petaluma 3/8-mile oval routinely produces thrilling wheel-to-wheel racing, as lapped traffic can create some of the most frenetic competition of any venue on tour. Please note the facility features an earlier start time, with the Pit Meeting at 4pm and cars on track directly after.

Not only has the winners share been bumped up to 5K, the runner up in the feature will also walk away with a solid $2,500. As with all SCCT races the 24-car main event is a guaranteed $400-to-start.

The evening of family fun at the 11th annual Adobe Cup marks the final season appearance for SCCT at Sonoma County’s longest running entertainment venue. Following this Saturday’s outing the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will have just three events remaining in 2022. Adding to the excitement at the event will be the annual Bob McCoy Super Stock Memorial.

“We look forward to having the Sprint Car Challenge Tour as part of the 11th annual Adobe Cup this weekend,” said Petaluma Speedway Promoter Rick Faeth. “We didn’t have as many Winged Sprint Car shows this year, but the fans have certainly flocked to the track when we have. The Bob McCoy Memorial has also become a big stock car race, so we think this will be an excellent two division program for everyone to attend.”

In the first two SCCT events held at Petaluma Speedway Modesto’s Tony Gomes and Auburn’s Andy Forsberg have captured wins respectively. Forsberg is a multi-time winner of the Adobe Cup and brings a 66-point lead into Petaluma on Saturday, as he searches for win number 200. His closest challenger following the most recent event in Chico is now Foresthill’s Ryan Robinson, who has leaped to second in the standings.

Robinson claimed his first career SCCT win last October at Petaluma Speedway. Gomes sits nine-points back of Robinson in third, with Rio Linda’s Isaiah Vasquez and Fremont’s Shane Golobic, who earned his third tour triumph of the season last time out in Chico, rounding out the top-five. Ranking six through 10 are Dylan Bloomfield, Landon Brooks, Gauge Garcia, Michael Faccinto and Justin Sanders.

The Adobe Cup starts a big week of racing for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, as the rescheduled Tyler Wolf Memorial hits Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico on Friday September 30th. The SCCT sanctioned $4,000-to-win “Wolf” helps launch Fall Nationals weekend at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds facility.

“We’re excited to sanction the Adobe Cup this Saturday with SCCT at Petaluma Speedway,” commented Sprint Car Challenge Tour President Scott Russell. “After this weekend we get right back at it with the Tyler Wolf Memorial in Chico the following Friday. We don’t have a lot of racing left with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, so we hope to see great fields of cars and packed grandstands at both events.”

Adult tickets this Saturday September 24th at the Petaluma Speedway cost $25 with seniors 65 + and military being $22, juniors age 6-11 are $10, while kids five and under are free. Tickets will be available at the gate on race day or can be pre-purchased at https://www.myracepass.com/events/394425/tickets/

The pit gate will open at noon, with the front grandstand gate opening at 4pm. The pit meeting will be held at 4pm with cars on track shortly after. Hot laps, Bianchi Farms qualifying, and racing will follow.

The Petaluma Speedway is located in the southern part of the wine country at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds just off Highway 101 in Petaluma, California. More info on the track can be found at http://www.petaluma-speedway.com

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour would like to thank Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Flo Racing, Shop Kyle Larson, Pit Stop USA, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Bianchi Farms, D&D Roofing, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Quick Time Energy and Mortgage and High Sierra Industries for their support this season.

More information on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360. ………

Remaining Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards Events

Saturday September 24: Petaluma Speedway (11th annual Adobe Cup)

Friday September 30: Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico (9th annual Tyler Wolf Memorial)

Friday October 7: Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford (37th annual Cotton Classic)

Saturday November 5: Stockton Dirt Track (39th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson w/NARC)

 

 

WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CARS TO BRING THE CURTAIN DOWN ON THE 93RD ANNIVERSARY SEASON AT SHARON ON SATURDAY NIGHT



By Mike Leone

September 20, 2022

(Hartford, OH)…The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series are set to invade Sharon Speedway this Saturday night (September 24) for the 93rd anniversary season finale! The inaugural event will bring down the curtain on 2022 as the track looks to complete its 16th consecutive scheduled event. Joining the World of Outlaws will be the Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks racing for $1,000 to-win in the "Fallen Drivers Tribute" presented by the Jasinski Family & Race-1. Warmups are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with qualifying and racing to follow.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars were scheduled for two appearances in 2022; however, severe thunderstorms washed out the May 21 event. Prior to last year's thriller won by Dave Blaney in spectacular fashion over Sheldon Haudenschild, "The Greatest Show on Dirt" last appeared at Sharon on June 1, 2007 when the "King of the Outlaws", Steve Kinser, scored the victory. Kinser leads the way at Sharon with four WoO wins, while Danny Lasoski is the only other repeat winner with victories in 2002 and 2004. Besides Blaney, who owns 34 career "410" wins at Sharon, other single WoO winners at Sharon include Jac Haudenschild (2006), Jason Meyers (2005), and Joey Saldana (2002). Blaney's win last year was his 95th career WoO win, but first since 1997!

Defending and three-time champion, Brad Sweet, leads the World of Outlaws to Sharon on Saturday with four victories in his search for his fourth straight Series title. Rounding out the WoO points with wins in parentheses are David Gravel (6), Carson Macedo (11), Sheldon Haudenschild (9), Donny Schatz (3), Logan Schuchart (4), James McFadden, Spencer Bayston (2), Jacob Allen (4), Brock Zearfoss (1), Kraig Kinser, Noah Gass, and Bill Rose.

Cap Henry won two of the four All Star Circuit of Champions events this season at Sharon including the first one on April 30 then the most recent $12,000 to-win "Lou Blaney Memorial" on September 3. Christopher Bell topped the Ohio Speedweek event on June 14 and Brent Marks kicked off the "Sharon Nationals" by winning on September 2. A.J. Flick won three of the four $3,000 "Super Series" non-sanctioned events at Sharon this year, while George Hobaugh won the other.

The Mobile Bail Bonds "Bounty Hunter" bonus will again be in effect. The following local drivers are eligible for a $1,000 bonus if they win the feature or a $150 bonus to the highest finisher for competing in 75% of the "Super Series" events: A.J. Flick, George Hobaugh, Carl Bowser, Dan Shetler, Adam Kekich, Brett Brunkenhoefer, Brandon Matus, Bob Felmlee, Darren Pifer, Brent Matus, Dan Kuriger, Logan McCandless and Brandon Spithaler. While no driver has claimed the $1,000 bonus, A.J. Flick picked up the $150 bonus each night during the "Sharon Nationals" and Sye Lynch copped the $150 at the Ohio Speedweek event.

The Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stock division will round out the two-division card racing for $1,000 to-win, $100 to-start in their ninth show of the season. The event will be known as the "Fallen Drivers Tribute" remembering racers that have recently passed away and will be presented by the Jasinski Family & Race-1. Curt J. Bish has been the man to beat winning three of those including the $10,000 to-win "Steel Valley Pro Stock Nationals" on July 16 as no other driver has scored multiple wins. Other winners include Chris McGuire, Chris Schneider, Bobby Whitling, Will Thomas III, and most recently Scott Stiffler. The wins for Thomas and Stiffler were both of the standouts first ever Pro Stock victories at the Hartford, Ohio 3/8-mile clay oval.

Summit Racing Equipment will present the hard charger award to the Pro Stock division. The driver that passes the most cars in the feature will receive a $100 Summit gift card. In the event of a tie, the tiebreaker will be the driver that finished highest in the feature.

There is no Sharon registration fee for the Pro Stocks. One-way driver radios are mandatory; channel 454.000. AMB/MyLaps transponders are required; rentals available for $25. If you have yet to register for the 2022 season, please bring the registration form with you completed http://sharonspeedway.myracepass.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=713060

Fans can not only experience viewing from the frontstretch and backstretch grandstands, but also from the infield fan zone, which includes concessions and restrooms. Sharon is the only track in the area to have viewing from the unique infield perspective. There will be times throughout the night when fans can cross on the frontstretch back and forth.

Pit passes will go on sale at 2 p.m. with grandstands opening at 4 p.m. General admission for those 13 and over is $35 in advance and $39 on Saturday, while reserve tickets are $39 in advance and $42 on Saturday for all ages. Students 12 and under are $10. Advance and reserved tickets can be purchased at the following link: https://mpv.tickets.com/?agency=WRG_SNG_MPV&orgid=52711&pid=9024779. Reserved seats are the top five rows of all frontstretch grandstands. Patio and VIP fan suite seats are sold out. Pit passes are $45. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted. Camping permits are $25 and can be reserved at the following link: https://www.simpletix.com/e/rv-trailer-tent-camping-tickets-98988

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter @sharonspdwy.

 

 

Newlin Overcomes Qualifying Troubles To Finish 12th at BAPS Motor Speedway

Williams Grove Speedway 358 Sprint Car Season Finale Up Next

York Haven, PA – September 20, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Not only was the ‘Dirty 30’ 358 sprint car event at BAPS MotorSpeedway last weekend part of the Summer Series events schedule, it was the highest paying race of the season for the open wheel division anywhere in the area.

The opportunity for a little extra cash, the series points, and bragging rights brought 36 teams to the York Haven, PA facility Saturday evening.

September 17: BAPS Motor Speedway / York Haven, PA

[36 cars, Heat 6th (7), B-main 1st (1), A-main 12th (21)]

The field was divided into four groups by pill draw. They would qualify and heat race within those groups to set the lineup for the first twenty spots for the feature event. The final four spots would come from the B-main.

Zach Newlin, aboard the Mansberger Motorsports No.21m, logged a disappointing 7th fastest lap of the nine cars in group one.

From the 7th starting spot in the first 8-lap heat race, Newlin would have to make it into the top five by the checkered flag to advance to the A-main. He only managed to get to 6th, which shuffled him to the B-main for a final shot to make the show.

Newlin was able to take the win in the B-main, leading all eight laps and securing his spot in the 30-lap finale.

After getting involved in a lap four incident during the A-main, Newlin navigated his way through traffic from the rear of the field to garner a hard-earned 12th place finish.

Up Next

Newlin and the Mansberger Motorsports team will be back at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 23rd looking to close out the season with a strong finish in the final 358 sprint car race of 2022 at the legendary Pennsylvania facility.

Learn more about Zach Newlin at:

A2DPR.com/ZachNewlin

Follow Zach Newlin’s season at:

A2DPR.com/latest-news

Zach Newlin Racing on Facebook:

Facebook.com/ZachNewlinRacing

Zach Newlin Racing on Twitter:

Twitter.com/ZachDaddyRacing

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

Broadcast coverage of Port Royal Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible. PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

Grove Financial & Associates

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Christine Booher, Realtor

Strange Oval

Walker Performance Filtration

Newlin Bar Service

 

 

Sanders Scores World of Outlaws Top-10 at Tom Tarlton Classic; Set To Reunite with Swindle Speedlab Next Week

PETERSEN MEDIA: Following a Gold Cup riddled with tough luck, Justin Sanders was back in action with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ Friday night in Hanford, CA for the Tom Tarlton Classic where he rebounded from a mid-race miscue and scored an eighth place finish during the series’ final stop in California in 2022.”

“It was a huge bummer to wreck in Chico, CA and end our Gold Cup on our preliminary night,” Justin Sanders said. “Silver Dollar has been good to me the last few years, and that stung. We did bounce back and get things sorted for Hanford, CA this past Friday night and I was pretty happy with how everything went aside from a mistake in turns one and two.”

Going out late in qualifying time trials, Sanders would show his CA expertise as he navigated around the trick curb that had built up to near perfection as he ended up sixth fastest aboard the Farmers Brewing/Mittry Construction/North County Plastering backed No. 2x.

Gridding the field from the front row of his heat race, the Aromas, CA pilot settled into second when the race came to life and eventually punched his ticket into both the feature event as well as the all important Fast Pass Dash.

Running second in the Dash to Carson Macedo, Sanders put the Mittry Motorsports entry on the front row of the $21,000-to-win Tom Tarlton Classic as he searched for his first win with the series.

Settling into second when the race came to life, Sanders held his own as he chased after Macedo who set a torrid pace up front. Amid traffic and restarts, Sanders slipped back to the fourth position on the 14th lap, but continued to hold his own.

On the 20th circuit, Sanders would get over the cushion in turns one and two which drew the yellow, however able to keep the machine under power the World of Outlaws utilized the 'Blend Rule’ and put Sanders in 18th for the restart.

Jumping back to 16th as the action resumed, Sanders continued to make up the lost ground as he was back in 10th by lap 25 and was up to sixth on the 27th lap. As the race wound down, Sanders would ultimately slip back to eighth where he went on to finish.

“We had a really good car, and I was happy we rebounded as well as we did after getting off the end of the track,” he added. “We passed a lot of good cars and salvaged a pretty good finish.”

Justin and his team would like to thank Farmers Brewing, Mittry Construction, North County Plastering, Alkaline88, Andy’s Construction, Roadside 24hr Service, Wicked Cushion, Roger’s Diner, Factory Kahne, BG Labels and Tee’s, Walker Performance Filtration, Dixon and Son Tires, Ernie’s Service Center, East Lake Village, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., DMI, Keizer Wheels, Wings Unlimited, Ti64 Titanium, AIS Heating and Sheet Metal, Fred Lint and Family, JonSan Racing, Sandblast Service, G&N Construction, Steitz Towing, Durden Construction, Ernie’s Service Center, and Steve Duppman Racing for their continued support in 2022.

ON TAP: Sanders will be idle this weekend, but will team back up with Swindell Speedlab next Tuesday night for the High Limit event at Wayne County Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-57, Wins-12, Top 5’s-36, Top-10’s-44

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

 

 

Huge Three-Race Weekend for Sprint Invaders Includes $5,000 Fall Haul!

(Bill W) September 20, 2022 – The 2022 season for the Sprint Invaders is going to end in a huge way, with three big races! On Friday, September 23, the series heads to the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. On Saturday, September 24, the annual $5,000 to win (plus contingencies) Fall Haul will commence at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. The season concludes with a title crowning night Sunday, September 25 at the Adams County Illinois Speedway in Quincy!

Friday’s event in Donnellson will pay $2,000 to the winner. The marks the 52nd event on the 3/8-mile oval in series’ history. Kaley Gharst leads the all-time win list with six. John Schulz has five wins, there while Terry McCarl and Matt Sutton have four. Jeff Mitrisin and Randy Martin have three victories apiece. Two-time winner include Bobby Hawks, Jesse Giannetto, Russ Hall, Jerrod Hull, Paul Nienhiser and Josh Schneiderman, who won the last series’ visit in June. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with hot laps scheduled for 7:15. Adult admission is $15, seniors $13, veterans and students $10 and kids ten and under are FREE. IMCA Modifieds and HART Limited Modifieds are also racing.

The $5,000 to win Fall Haul will also include lap money and other contingencies on Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington making it the richest event in the Sprint Invaders season. This marks the 72nd feature event for the Sprint Invaders in West Burlington. Matt Rogerson and Jerrod Hull lead the all-time feature wins list there with five. John Schulz, Dustin Selvage and Josh Schneiderman have four wins there, and Bobby Mincer, Kaley Gharst, Matt Sutton, Ryan Jamison, Jon Agan and Paul Nienhiser have three. Mike Houseman Jr., Joey Moughan, Terry McCarl and Chris Martin have all won twice there. Chase Randall won the series’ opener back in May from the tail of the B. Grandstands open on Saturday at 5 p.m., with hot laps scheduled for 6:15. Adult admission in $20, students and seniors are $18, and kids 10 and under are FREE. IMCA Modifieds and HART Limited Modifieds are also on the card.

The Adams County Illinois Speedway in Quincy will host the series’ championship night on Sunday. The eleventh visit for the series on the banked 1/3-mile will crown the 2022 champion. Former winners at Quincy include Kaley Gharst (2), Ricky Logan, Matt Sutton, Jim Moughan Jr., Jerrod Hull, Chris Martin, Jon Agan, Joe B. Miller, and August victor Chase Randall. The gates open at 3:30 p.m., with hot laps scheduled for 5:30. HART Limited Modifieds, UMP Crate Late Models and Stock Cars are also scheduled.

Cody Wehrle leads the current point standings in his quest for a second championship, ahead of Ryan Jamison, Jamie Ball, Nienhiser and Tanner Gebhardt. Randall, Colton Fisher, Devin Wignall, Bret Tripplett and Tyler Lee round out the top ten.

Check out the website for the Sprint Invaders located at www.SprintInvaders.org, and visit us on Facebook as well!

Unofficial 2022 Sprint Invaders Driver Points (Feature Wins)

Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA, 1924 Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 1875 Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 1861 Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 1809 (1) Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA, 1797 Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 1790 Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA, 1741 Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 1735 Chase Randall, Waco, TX, 1728 (5) Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA, 1711 Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA, 1704 Chase Richards, Burlington, IA, 1582 Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 1277 McCain Richards, Burlington, IA, 1069 Aidan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA, 1023 Dustin Clark, Agency, IA, 977 Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 843 (1) Austin Archdale, Brimfield, IL, 776 Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 683 Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL, 675 (1) Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA, 627 JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA, 592 Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 580 Gage Pulkrabek, Grand Forks, ND, 424 Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 368 Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 353 Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA, 350 Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA, 250 Jack Anderson, Newton, IA, 235 Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 220 Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 200 Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA, 184 Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 181 Austin Miller, Lacona, IA, 172 Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 50

2022 Sprint Invaders Schedule

Saturday, April 9 – 34 Raceway (Rain/Cold)

Friday, May 27 – Lee County Speedway (Rain)

Sunday, May 29 – 34 Raceway (Chase Randall, Waco, TX)

Friday, June 3 – Lee County Speedway (Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA)

Thursday, June 16 – Eldon Raceway (Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA)

Friday, June 24 – Davenport Speedway (Chase Randall, Waco, TX)

Saturday, June 25 – 34 Raceway (Rain)

Sunday, July 3 – Benton County Speedway (Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL)

Thursday, July 14 – Bloomfield Speedway (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Sunday, July 17 – East Moline Speedway (Chase Randall, Waco, TX)

Wednesday, July 27 – Dubuque Speedway (Chase Randall, Waco, TX)

Saturday, August 20 – Peoria Speedway (Rain)

Sunday, August 21 – Adams County Speedway (Chase Randall, Waco, TX)

Saturday, September 3 – 34 Raceway (Rain)

Friday, September 23 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)

Saturday, September 24 – 34 Raceway “Fall Haul” (West Burlington, IA)

Sunday, September 25 – Adams County Speedway (Quincy, IL)

Series Sponsors

Howard Law is the A main sponsor. Randall’s Performance of Gladstone, Illinois, Joshua Denning & Associates of Fort Madison, Iowa, Mohrfeld Solar of Fort Madison, and Golden Eagle Distributors of Mount Pleasant, Iowa are heat sponsors. Shottenkirk Automotive Group will enter its first year sponsoring the Shake-up Dash. Campbell’s Body Shop & Towing will be the Trophy Sponsor. Reid’s Landscapes and Turf will award $50 to anyone drawing a 50 pill to begin the night. A hard-charger award will be presented each night in honor of Christine Wahl Levitt. That is presented by Scott Donlan.

Maxim Chassis Giveaway

A brand-new Maxim Chassis will be given away at the 2022 banquet following the season. Car owners participating in 100% of the scheduled races will be eligible for the drawing.

Win a Green Mountain Daniel Boone Grill!

One lucky winner will take home a Green Mountain Daniel Boone Grill courtesy of the Mighty Miss Grill Company, a meat bundle courtesy of Ray’s Specialty Meats-Meat Market and two bags of pellets from 34 Raceway. Tickets will be available from your favorite Sprint Invaders Teams and at racing events throughout the season. Thank you to our sponsors and supporters for helping to make this fundraiser possible. The drawing will be held at the “Fall Haul” at 34 Raceway on Saturday, September 24.

K-1 Race Gear New Rookie Sponsor

An exciting group of rookie drivers are competing with the Sprint Invaders in 2022, and in addition to the honor of being named Rookie of the Year, the top contender will receive something in addition. K-1 Race Gear will award a custom fit uniform to this season’s Rookie of the Year.

>From K-1 Race Gear: "K-1 Race Gear is proud to be partnered with the Sprint Invaders! More drivers trust K1 Race Gear with all of their safety product needs than any other brand on the market. Whether it is Premium custom suits, gloves or shoes, K1 Race Gear has you covered. Find out more at www.k1racegear.com and follow us along at @k1racegear on all social media platforms. K1 Race Gear. The racer's brand of safety gear and apparel."

K1 Race Gear was born in 2003 with the philosophy of offering products to our customers that we ourselves would be proud to use. At K1 Race Gear, we are racers ourselves, and we understand the value of buying quality racing products at a reasonable price. To meet the needs of our customers, we strive to provide quality racing equipment at K1 Race Gear - including racing shoes, suits, driving gloves, helmets, and more - to racers of all ages at a great value. Whether your son or daughter is just starting out in the sport or you have a life-long passion for racing, we have the products for you in our full line of K1 Race Gear. If you are interested in purchasing karting or racing equipment, including racing shoes, suits, and driving gloves, contact K1 Race Gear today!

 

 

Nienhiser Nets MOWA Win Record with 23rd Career Triumph

PETERSEN MEDIA: Friday night was a memorable one for Paul Nienhiser. Chasing after the MOWA all time wins lead since 2019, COVID and then his stint with USAC delayed his progress but it made the achievement that much sweeter. In front of his hometown crowd, Nienhiser raced to the win at Jacksonville Speedway and broke a tie with Jerrod Hull as he now sits atop the series’ all time wins list with 23 trips to victory lane.

After a strong weekend at Jacksonville Speedway over the Labor Day Weekend holiday, Nienhiser and his team came out strong on Friday night as the Chapin, IL driver charged from fifth to third in his heat race aboard the CAM2 Lubricants/Buffalo Wild Wings/Innovative Design backed No. 9x.

Making a steering box change prior to the feature, Nienhiser’s crew-member, Caleb Wankel had the hot hand for the redraw as he pulled the one and put the No. 9x entry on the pole for the feature event.

“I was in the pits helping make a steering box change, and sent Caleb to the redraw,” Nienhiser said. “I have been terrible all year, and he had all the luck on his side, and it worked out for us.”

From the onset of the feature, Nienhiser was large and in charge out front as he worked around the racy bullring. Out front, Nienhiser focused on hitting his marks and limiting his mistakes as he spent much of the race picking his way through traffic.

While much of the race he was unchallenged for the lead, Nienhiser felt a little pressure on the final lap, but was able to lay down two great sets of corners and race to his record setting 23rd career feature event win with MOWA.

Saturday night the scene shifted to Spoon River Speedway, and early in the night problems ensued for the team as the car would not fire.

After a feverish effort by the Paul Nienhiser Racing crew, a mag switch was successful, but the team unfortunately missed hot laps.

“Scott, Caleb, CJ, and Weston all busted their tails trying to figure out why we couldn’t get the car to fire,” Nienhiser said. “They worked so hard and changed mags and even though we missed hot laps, we were in business.”

Unsure of what to do with their car prior to the heat, Nienhiser was able to advance from fifth to fourth in his heat and lock into the feature event where he took the green flag from the 11th starting position.

With his elbows up from the sixth row, Nienhiser was a man possessed when the feature went green. Carving his way around Spoon River Speedway, Nienhiser would become a major player in the ‘A’ as he worked his way up to second and looked for more.

As fate would have it, a broken wheel center with eight to go would nearly see Nienhiser get upside down. Though he was able to keep it on all fours, the issues were terminal for the race and Nienhiser’s night was over.

“It was a good weekend for us, and we had a ton of speed at both tracks,” Nienhiser said. “Again, I really want to thank, Scott, Caleb, CJ and Weston for all of their hard work, because I really would not be able to do this without them.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Lubricants, Buffalo Wild Wings, Innovative Design, Mason Sound, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Signature Signs & Design, Sunstoppers Window Tinting, American Rental Center, Fierce Herbicide, Guse’s Pub & Eatery, Wessler Bros Agency, Willhite Mowing, T&K Tree Services, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Indy, Rider Racing Engines, Midland Performance, Simpson Race Products, Smith Titanium, and Premier Powder Coating for their continued support.

Nienhiser would also like to thank Midland Performance, Kinney Racing Engines, Rockstar Wraps, Heartland Trailer Manufacturing, Robert’s Tire Center, and Stronghurst Collision for their support of the No. 50 car.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-26, Wins-6, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-20

ON TAP: Nienhiser will now turn his attention to Sprint Invaders action this weekend as he will be at Lee County Speedway on Friday, 34 Raceway on Saturday, and Quincy Raceway on Sunday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Paul Nienhiser by following him on Twitter @Paul_Nienhiser or by clicking over to www.paulnienhiser.com.

 

 

Joel Myers Jr Eyes Adobe Cup at Petaluma Speedway with World of Outlaws Swing Now Complete

PETERSEN MEDIA: With his first career World of Outlaws now in the rear-view mirror, Joel Myers Jr looks forward to a home game this weekend as he will take part in Petaluma Speedway’s Adobe Cup with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night.

“We kind of struggled with the World of Outlaws on Friday night, but we made another feature with them, and did have some positives,” Joel Myers Jr said. “It was an eye opening three weeks, and now I am excited to get back to my home track and try to win their marquee event.”

Heading to Hanford, CA on Friday night to take part in the Tom Tarlton Classic, Joel Myers Jr opened his night up by timing the All About Fire Protection/Hi-Plains Building Division/DirtDudes Excavating backed No. 46jr in 26th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the fourth row of his heat race, the 16-year-old who hails from Sebastopol, CA took care of business as he raced his way into the fifth and final transfer position to lock directly into the 35-lap feature event.

Gridding the field from the ninth row in the Tom Tarlton Classic ‘A’, Myers Jr continued to go to school racing against some of the best in the world as he raced wheel to wheel around the Keller Auto Speedway.

While he was unable to mount a charge through the field, Myers capped his night off with a 21st place finish.

“It wasn’t the night we hoped for but going against those guys on a bigger track is tough because they do it so much more than we get to out here,” Myers added. “I was pleased with how our first stint racing with them went overall.”

This weekend Myers Jr get back to taking on the starts and cars of California as he reunites with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour after finishing Sixth with the series in Chico, CA back on September 7th.

Not only is he back in local competition, but he will also be at his home track in Petaluma, CA for the track’s crowned jewel event, The Adobe Cup.

“Adobe Cup is an event that is special to Petaluma Speedway and one that would be really cool to win,” Myers Jr added. “This year it will be even tougher to win with SCCT sanction, but I am looking forward to it.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Hi-Plains Building Division, DirtDudes Excavating, PitStopUSA, System 1 Ignition, Weld, Smith Ti, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, Triple X Race Co., and Ogio, for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 49, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 12, Top-10’s-20

ON TAP: Myers Jr will be in action on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA with the SCCT for the Adobe Cup.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @Racing46Jr, Instagram @Racing46jr, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

 

 

Amantea Battles for USAC East Coast Sprint Cars Podium Early at Winchester Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WINCHESTER, Va. (Sept. 19, 2022) - Joey Amantea was in contention for a podium performance last Saturday at Winchester Speedway, where he drove a car owned by Lou Ciconni during the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars event.

"Every time we've had a wreck or something that would put me out Lou has offered a car," he said. "Every other time we've figured something out. In this situation we took it. He told us to do whatever we want with the car so we got it more customized to me, but everything was still different. It was my first time running a Ford and a different frame so everything was new to me."

It worked well early as Amantea charged from eighth to third place in a heat race.

"We were an absolute rocketship in the heat race," he said. "The track conditions were fantastic all night. You could run the bottom, but we were all ripping the top.

"Come feature-time I started sixth and quickly worked my way up to third. I was getting into a rhythm. We chose a harder right rear tire compound for the way I drive and we were worried the track would rubber up. It took a couple of laps for that to come in, but once the tire came in we were racing for third. On the straightaway a driver checked up. I was planning on throwing a slider on him. I had a huge run on him and had nowhere to go. I got into the back of him, bounced off the wall and kept going, but the car was really damaged. We ended up just pulling in, which was a shame because I think we could have won."

Amantea was credited with a 17th-place finish.

"I want to thank Lou for the offer and my team for the hard work," he said.

Amantea plans on racing his micro sprint this Friday at Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 17 - Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Va. - Heat race: 3 (8); Feature: 17 (6).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 15 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Amantea Real Estate

Amantea Real Estate is a residential and commercial real estate company based in Mount Pocono, Pa. For more information, visit http://www.AmanteaRealEstate.com .

"I'm very happy to have an esteemed company like Amantea Real Estate back our team," Amantea said. "I'm very grateful for their support and look forward to continued success together."

Amantea would also like to thank Amantea Real Estate, JPA Masonry, Stinger Race Fuel Products, 600cc Performance, CSI Shocks, Smith Titanium, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and JPA Equipment & Truck Repair for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Wins Third Race of Season at Fremont Before Earning Top 10 at Wayne County

Inside Line Promotions - ORRVILLE, Ohio (Sept. 19, 2022) - Greg Wilson captured his third feature triumph of the season a week ago Saturday at Fremont Speedway.

Wilson guided the Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics backed Seeling Motorsports sprint car to quick time during qualifying to kick off the action at the dirt oval in Fremont, Ohio.

"We've been struggling over the past month and a half," he said. "I felt like after Sharon a couple of weeks ago we were doing some things back the way we were when it was going well. It makes it easier when you roll into a place you are confident at. Plus, everything went our way. We drew good and put the whole night together from start to finish. The win was cool, but to be quick time meant as much to me because that's not our strong suit or something we've done lately."

Wilson advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race to advance into the feature redraw.

"By running second in the heat that put us in the redraw and we drew the No. 2," he said. "Zeth Sabo drove a really good race. I felt there were times he was better than us. Traffic played into our favor as the race wore on and being patient was key. Once we got the lead with about nine laps to go I felt I could set a better pace because he was running parts of the line I wanted to run."

The victory was Wilson's 16th career at Fremont Speedway.

The team ventured to Wayne County Speedway last Saturday for the Pete Jacobs Memorial. Wilson timed in 14th quickest, placed fifth in a heat race and hustled from 14th to sixth in the A Main.

"The track probably was a little better than what it normally is," he said. "It had more moisture in it and was really smooth. They did a great job. It was one of the cooler nights we've had in a while and the moisture came back through it. It was really fast all night and made it hard to pass. In the feature it was more of staying out of trouble and making sure you finished the race. I think we were a seventh to ninth-place car and we ended up sixth so all in all it was a good night."

Wilson will race this Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, during the BeFour the Crowns Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the 4 Crown Nationals with Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 10 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (2).

Sept. 17 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 6 (14).

SEASON STATS -

54 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 20 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 38 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown and the 4 Crown Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GregWilsonw20

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kinsler Fuel Injection and All Pro Cylinder

Kinsler Fuel Injection is involved in engineering, manufacturing, sales, service, calibration, testing and modification of mechanical and electric fuel injection systems and components for all types of racing and performance. For more information, visit http://www.Kinsler.com.

All Pro Cylinder is the industry leader in small block Chevy aluminum cylinder heads, catering to the hardcore racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. For more information, visit http://www.AllProHeads.com.

"Greg at Kinsler has spent a lot of time helping me fine-tune my engines and Bob and Sue Williams at All Pro Cylinder treat us like family," Wilson said. "We're grateful to have partners like Kinsler Fuel Injection and All Pro Cylinder as part of our team."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Hepfner Racing Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Inter-State Truck Repair, Sandridge Customs, Sugar Street Bar & Grill, BRS Racing Shocks, Saldana Racing Products, Ultra-Shield Seats, Sharp Advantage, Smith Titanium, CJMM, Maverick's Portables, Greber Racing Components and Ti22 Performance for their continued support.

 

 

Williamson Posts Sixth-Place Run During Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 19, 2022) - Garet Williamson tied his career-best result at Lucas Oil Speedway last Friday during the 12 th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

The Bryant Paver Motorsports driver, who was showcasing a new car design, opened the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour tripleheader on Thursday by qualifying second quickest in his group. A fourth-place finish in a heat race was followed by a runner-up result in a B Main. Williamson gained a pair of positions in the feature to end 19th.

The team took a step forward on Friday when Williamson again timed in second quickest in his group. This time he advanced from third to win a heat race, placing him in the third starting spot in the A Main.

"The track was tough all weekend," he said. "Friday night I think it was the best and we were really good. We paced Dylan (Westbrook) for the lead for the first 10 laps and threw a couple of sliders. I just searched and moved around too much. I jumped down to the bottom, which is where we got passed and about three laps later the top took rubber. Otherwise I think we had a car that could have been on the podium."

Williamson's sixth-place showing tied his best finish at the track, which also occurred during the second preliminary night of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial last year.

Once preliminary points were calculated Williamson ranked 10th out of the nearly 80 drivers to miss locking directly into Saturday's main event by only two positions. He was forced to run a qualifier on Saturday and a second-place result earned a transfer into the 14th starting spot in the main event.

"We were struggling at the beginning," he said. "They reworked the track before us and it was around the bottom. I think that threw us for a loop. You had to commit to the bottom the whole night."

Williamson made a late charge to battle for a top 10 before he was credited with an 11th-place finish.

"It was a decent weekend," he said. "We were pretty consistent every night."

Williamson will make his debut at a pair of Missouri tracks this weekend. The action begins on Friday at Callaway Raceway in Fulton before St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington hosts the Queen's Royal on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 16 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 4 (3); B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 19 (21).

Sept. 17 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 6 (3).

Sept. 18 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Qualifier: 2 (1); Feature: 11 (14).

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 1 win, 19 top fives, 32 top 10s, 39 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Mo., and Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., for the Queen's Royal

MEDIA LINKS -

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

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"We're thrilled to have TrueSon Exteriors & Interiors on board," Williamson said. "We're excited to grow our partnership and show the loyal dirt racing fans throughout Missouri the value and expertise of using TrueSon Exteriors & Interiors on their next remodeling project."

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Housby, JBC Transport Group, LLC, TrueSon Exteriors & Interiors, Royal Power Sports, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Schure Built Suspensions, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Optimistic Following DNF During Skagit Speedway Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (Sept. 19, 2022) - Trey Starks was on pace for another victory last Saturday during the season finale at Skagit Speedway before a mechanical failure resulted in a DNF.

"The top six in track points were lined up in the scramble and the remaining cars qualified for their feature position," he said. "I was ninth in points and they lined qualifying off points so I went out third in qualifying. I went quick time and we didn't have any heats so that lined me up seventh in the main event.

"We were really good. I picked up a couple of spots within the first five laps. We had a restart with about six laps down and I think we were fourth. We got into third by Lap 10. We had just got by (Jason) Solwold for the lead and had a yellow around Lap 12 or Lap 13. We got back by him by Lap 15 I think and then Lap 17 was when we had the issue with the rear end."

Starks was leading the race just after the midpoint of the 30-lap feature when a rear end problem ended his night early. He was credited with a 13 th-place result, which was only his fourth finish outside the top 10 this year.

"We were good up top and on the bottom," he said. "I felt like I could have gone anywhere, even roll the middle if I needed to. Everything we've learned in the 360 car at Skagit we built on and I think I felt better than I had there all year. I think that was only our second mechanical problem all year so I'm not even worried about it. I'm really pleased with how well our car raced."

Starks, who missed multiple points races at Skagit Speedway this season, finished ninth in the 360ci sprint car championship standings. Earlier this month he earned the track's 410ci sprint car track championship - the first of his career.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 17 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 1; Feature: 13 (7).

QUICK RESULTS -

23 races, 12 wins, 14 top fives, 19 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

 


 

Sides Motorsports and Price Take Positive From California Swing

Inside Line Promotions - HANFORD, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2022) - A pair of top-five qualifying runs highlighted the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series swing through California for Sides Motorsports driver Robbie Price.

Price guided the No. 7s to the fifth quickest qualifying time a week ago Friday during a preliminary night of the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. A run from fifth to fourth place in a heat race advanced Price into the A Main.

"We were really good and I messed up in the main event, which ruined the weekend to be honest," he said. "Jacob Allen passed me on the bottom. I knew I had to beat Jacob or the No. 57 to lock into Saturday's A Main. I went to the bottom and ran a couple of laps. After a restart I spun out going into turn three. I restarted at the back and finished 17th .

"That set us back deep in points for Saturday. That put me 26th in points instead of fifth or sixth. We were in the first heat race and the track was locked down. It was hard to make anything happen. When you mess up and then have to race early the next night it's hard to overcome."

The Gold Cup Race of Champions finale ended in the C Main for Price.

He rebounded last Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway, which hosted the Tom Tarlton Classic. Price qualified fourth quickest and earned a second-place result in a heat race to advance into the dash.

"We were good in qualifying and in the heat race were good enough," he said. "In the dash I drew the back row and wasn't able to do anything. In the main I wasn't terrible, but on a restart I didn't commit to the top the way I should have. I got hung in the middle and passed by a couple of guys. Me and another guy got together, which put a hole in a tire. We had to come in and change that. From there it was ride around the remaining 10 laps out before we hit the road."

Price battled for a top 10 early before the flat tire. The team changed the tire in the work area and Price returned to the track at the back of the pack. He rallied for a 17th-place finish.

Next up is a return to Ohio for races this Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg and Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford.

"I'm excited," he said. "In order to get better at those places I need to run them. We went home from I'm from and we had some good runs the last few weeks. I'm confident I can do it with the World of Outlaws. It takes laps to do it at places like where we are racing this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 9 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 15 (5).

Sept. 10 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Heat race: 9 (6); C Main: 6 (5).

Sept. 16 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 8 (7); Feature: 17 (8).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

65 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown and Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JasonSides7s

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"R.E. Enterprises does a lot for us and we really appreciate their support," Sides said. "Chris and everybody over there are just as good of friends as they are partners."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, Dancer Logistics, Inc., VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, ShopRico.com, Phillips Tosco, North Baltimore Custom Cuts and Retail Meat, TORA TORA, Lomelino Sign Co., FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Wilwood, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Builtwiser Wings and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

Zearfoss ready for Buckeye State doubleheader September 23-24
ByTyler Altmeyer
Sep 19, 2022

2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Tenth | 6,950 points [ 834 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (September 19, 2022) – Officially concluding the 2022 West Coast Swing with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, capping his recent California visit with a 13th-place performance in Keller Auto Speedway’s $21,000-to-win Tom Tarlton Classic on Friday, September 16, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss is ready to turn east, setting the compass for the Buckeye State where the World of Outlaws sophomore will battle at Eldora Speedway and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 23-24.

Zearfoss, driver of the Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Berkebile Oil Company, X-1 Race Cars, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, No. 3Z sprint car, will launch the coming weekend with Eldora’s BeFour the Crowns Showdown awarding $10,000 to the winner. Certainly no stranger to the highbanks of Eldora Speedway, the Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native qualified for the Historical Big One and Kings Royal main events earlier this summer, finishing 13th and 14th, respectively.

Saturday’s program at Sharon Speedway will also award a $10,000 top prize; the final Ohio visit of the season for the Greatest Show On Dirt.

“We’re ready to be back in the eastern time zone,” Zearfoss explained. “We look forward to the West Coast Swing, but we’re ready to go home and spend some time in our own shop. There’s a lot of money up for grabs next month right in our own backyard so we plan to take full advantage of that.”

ON DECK:
As noted, Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their sophomore campaign with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series with a two-day invasion of the Buckeye State, first visiting Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown on Friday, September 23, then setting aim on Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, September 24. Each event will award a $10,000 top prize.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Berkebile Oil Company, X-1 Race Cars, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and KH Suspension.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Press: www.fullyinjected.com
Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing
Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2022 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 1
Top-5s: 3
Top-10s: 16

2021 Victories: 4 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Arizona Speedway – Copper Classic – $7,500 – November 27th)

2022 Victories: 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway | Saturday, July 2)

2022 Highlights: Finished 11th in Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals finale on Saturday, February 12. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes (tenth, sixth) in Cotton Bowl Speedway’s Texas Two-Step on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5. Finished sixth in the annual Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Opened Bristol Bash weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway with a ninth-place score on Friday, April 29. Drove forward during starts at Bridgeport Speedway and Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday and Friday, May 17 and 20; 23rd to 14th at Bridgeport and 20th to 12th at Attica Raceway Park. Rallied from the back to finish 12th at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Monday, May 30; started from the pole but made contact with the wall. Finished seventh at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, June 3. Scored three consecutive top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals on June 23-25; fourth, tenth, and seventh ($100,000-to-win), respectively. Earned first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of 2022 in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular finale on Saturday, July 2; first win as a full-time Outlaw. Finished ninth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 9; started 14th. Qualified for Historical Big One and Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway; finished 13th and 14th, respectively. Hard Charged twice with Outlaws through Central Pennsylvania; 17th to 10th at Port Royal Speedway on July 20 and 22nd to 10th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals finale on July 23. Finished fourth in the Empire State Challenge finale at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, on Sunday, July 31. Finished seventh in Ironman 55 finale on Saturday, August 6. Finished 12th in Knoxville Nationals B-Main. Finished eighth at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 26. Finished ninth in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 3.

 

 

Dietrich with back-to-back top-fives in Dirt Classic Qualifiers; Williams Grove and Selinsgrove ahead

 ByTyler Altmeyer Sep 19, 2022

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (September 19, 2022) – Although forced to retire early in Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic IX, the result of contact with the outside retaining wall sending Dietrich up and over the frontstretch guardrail, “Double-D” kicked-off his recent three-race stretch in Posse Country with back-to-back top-five appearances, each of which during Dirt Classic Qualifying events at BAPS Motor Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. The events at Williams Grove and Lincoln were sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions.

Dietrich, driver of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, finished fifth in each of the Dirt Classic Qualifiers, highlighted with a strong run from 11th at The Grove. A quick and narrow surface left passing at a premium, but Dietrich prevailed and progressed six positions.

Dietrich was battling for a top-ten position at the time contact was made in Lincoln’s $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic finale.

“Obviously, not how we wanted things to end at Lincoln, but we’ll put it behind us and move forward,” Dietrich explained, a 13-time winner thus far in 2022. “There’s a lot of money on the line this weekend..we’ll be ready to go.”

ON DECK: Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2022 campaign with visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 23-24. Williams Grove Speedway will host a World of Outlaws Tune-Up, while Selinsgrove Speedway will host the 40th running of the National Open. The Selinsgrove Speedway blockbuster, their season-ending program, will award a $26,000 top prize.

SPECIAL THANKS: Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

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BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com. Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS: 2022 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: Top-5s: 47 Top-10s: 59 Wins: 13

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

2019 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2021 Wins: 6 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13) (Sharon Speedway | All Stars: 6/15) (Selinsgrove Speedway | 75th Anniversary Race: 7/20) (BAPS Motor Speedway | All Stars: 8/29) (Port Royal Speedway | Labor Day Classic: 9/6) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 9/16)

2021 Championships: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek

2022 Highlights: Finished 11th against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park on Monday, February 14. Finished fourth (from tenth) in Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker 30. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in starts at Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6 (finished fourth in each start). Secured three top-ten finishes in three tries on March 18-20; eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on March 18, third at Lincoln Speedway on March 19, and hard-charged from 17th to finish fourth at Port Royal Speedway on March 20. Earned first victory of 2022 during Lincoln Speedway visit on March 26; started tenth and took the lead in 16 laps. Won second feature of season at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 2; charged ahead from tenth. Finished third in Lincoln Speedway’s $6,900-to-win Weldon Sterner Memorial Spring Championship on Saturday, April 9. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 15. Won third Lincoln Speedway feature of 2022 on April 16; started eighth. Highlighted weekend with third-place finish during All Star competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 23. Hard charged to finish seventh in Port Royal Speedway’s Keith Kauffman Classic on Saturday, April 24; he started 21st. Rallied from 17th to second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 29. Won fourth Lincoln Speedway victory of 2022 season on Saturday, April 30; started eighth. Finished eighth from 18th in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash (WoO) on Wednesday, May 11. Finished 11th from 24th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Morgan Cup finale (WoO) on Saturday, May 14. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21; finished third and fifth, respectively. Finished third at Selinsgrove Speedway on Thursday, May 26. Finished third and ninth during Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29. Earned back-to-back victories at Williams Grove Speedway ($5,500) and Lincoln Speedway ($19,000 – Steve Smith Tribute) on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway on Sunday, June 5. Capped Ohio Sprint Speedweek (All Star Circuit of Champions) with a pair of victories, Attica Raceway Park and Limaland Motorsports Park, and finished third in the final standings. Capped Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek with six top-ten finishes and four top-five finishes; won Speedweek finale at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, July 3. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway (from 16th) on Friday, July 8. Finished second with World of Outlaws at Port Royal Speedway (7/20) and Williams Grove Speedway (7/23). Earned tenth victory of the season during BAPS Motor Speedway’s Kevin Gobrecht Classic on Sunday, July 24. Earned 11th victory of 2022 season during Port Royal Speedway’s Living Legends Dream Race on Saturday, July 30 (second feature of two). Finished fourth (from 12th) at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 6. Finished second with All Stars at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York, on Friday, August 19. Finished sixth with All Stars at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York, on Saturday, August 20. Swept Williams Grove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20’s for $4,000 each. Finished fourth at Bloomsburg Fair Raceway on August 24. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Kramer Klash on August 27. Earned three consecutive podium finishes in starts at Williams Grove Speedway (2nd), Port Royal Speedway (2nd), and Selinsgrove Speedway (3rd) on September 2-4. Finished third in Port Royal Speedway’s $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 on Saturday, September 10. Finished fifth in BAPS Motor Speedway’s Dirt Classic Qualifier on September 15. Finished fifth in Williams Grove Speedway’s Dirt Classic Qualifier on September 16.

2022 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24) (Port Royal Speedway | Living Legends Dream Race: 7/30) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26)

 

 

Thiel runner-up in Lernerville’s Commonwealth Clash; IRA finale ahead

ByTyler Altmeyer Sep 19, 2022

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (September 19, 2022) – Despite kicking off the weekend with a tore up race car during action at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, September 15, the “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Team 73 rebounded in the big way the following evenings, first notching a top-ten score at Dog Hollow Speedway in Strongstown, Pennsylvania, on Friday, September 16, then earning a podium performance in Lernerville Speedway’s annual $10,000-to-win Commonwealth Clash on Saturday, September 17.

Although finishing eighth at Dog Hollow, Thiel, driver of the Gibbsville Cheese, Walkers Game Ear, Professional Plating Inc, Scott Thiel Builders, Stealth Cam, Muddy Outdoors, Complete Water Inc, KSI Supply, GRP Motorsports, Racers Hall, Triple X Chassis, No. 73 sprint car, led the opening circuit, only to be slid on a lap two restart forcing Thiel off the track. The “Big Wheel” went on to recover, climbing his way back to the top ten before the conclusion.

The following evening at Lernerville Speedway, Thiel finished second, falling back to third before utilizing a last lap shootout to power his way back to the runner-up spot. The Sheboygan, Wisconsin, native started second on the FAST Series grid, forced to take a backseat to Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel at the final checkers.

“In all, a great weekend for our team, and a great way to rebound after a not-so-great weekend at Port Royal Speedway, and a tough outing at BAPS,” Thiel stated, a five-time sprint car winner in 2022. “Hats off to this entire team. We’ve been all over the map these last few weeks and if it wasn’t for them and their determination, I wouldn’t be in this position. We get to go back to more familiar territory this weekend, so we’ll be ready.”

ON DECK: The “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Team 73 will continue their 2022 campaign with an IRA Outlaw Sprint Series doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, September 23-24. The weekend will kick-off with a visit to Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, followed by a stop at the Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin. The events will officially close out the 2022 IRA season.

SPECIAL THANKS: Scotty Thiel and Team 73 would like to thank all of their partners: Gibbsville Cheese, Walkers Game Ear, Professional Plating Inc, Scott Thiel Builders, Stealth Cam, Muddy Outdoors, Complete Water Inc, KSI Supply, GRP Motorsports, Racers Hall, Triple X Chassis, K1 Race Gear, HRP, King Racing Products, Keizer Wheels.

LIVE BROADCAST COVERAGE: All Star Circuit of Champions: www.floracing.com. IRA Outlaw Sprint Series: www.floracing.com. World of Outlaws: www.dirtvisions.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter: www.twitter.com/scottythiel64 Instagram: www.instagram.com/scottythiel64 Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports

2022 STATS: Wins: 5 Top-Fives: 11 Top-Tens: 19

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Scotty Thiel and Team 73 capped three-race Central PA visit with a tenth-place run at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, March 20. Earned first win of 2022 during IRA Outlaw Sprint Series start at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, on Saturday, April 23. Won second feature of season during IRA Outlaw Sprint Series visit to Sycamore Speedway in Sycamore, Illinois, on Saturday, May 7. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on Saturday, May 21. Rallied from 19th to eighth in Sunday night visit to 141 Speedway in Maribel, Wisconsin, on May 30. Finished second during IRA action at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois, on Friday, June 10. Finished 13th and 14th in the World of Outlaws doubleheader at Beaver Dam Raceway on June 17-18. Finished ninth with IRA at Plymouth Dirt Track on Thursday, June 30, then finished eighth and sixth against the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, July 1-2; career-high finishes against Greatest Show On Dirt. Earned third-consecutive World of Outlaws top-ten with seventh-place score at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 9; he started from the pole. Finished seventh in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, July 16. Finished fifth with IRA at Langlade County Speedway on Saturday, July 30. Qualifies for Knoxville Nationals C-Main. Won MOWA Sprint Car Series event at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois, on Friday, August 19. Finished fourth with the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, August 20. Earned three consecutive podiums including two victories with IRA Outlaw Sprint Car Series on September 2-4; earned wins at Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway (9/2) and Plymouth Dirt Track (9/3), finished second at 141 Speedway (9/4). Finished eighth at Dog Hollow Speedway on Friday, September 16. Finished second during FAST Series start at Lernerville Speedway on Saturday, September 17.

 

 

Westfall scores top-five with USAC; Gas City and Eldora on deck

ByTyler Altmeyer Sep 19, 2022

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (September 19, 2022) – A hard-fought weekend in the Hoosier State resulted in a top-five result for Forest, Ohio’s Ray Marshall Motorsports, doing so during USAC National Sprint Car Series competition at Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Friday, September 16. Matt Westfall, the ace of Ray Marshall’s familiar No. 33M, finished fifth in his top-five score, utilizing the pole position to battle within the top-five the entire distance.

Although unable to maintain the top spot at the initial start, an eventual five-wide battle for second would see Westfall emerge as the runner-up, keeping his place behind the leader for nearly half of the 30-lapper. The Pleasant Hill, Ohio, native would ultimately fade to fifth.

Unfortunately for Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports, the team would be unable to double-up on their top-five statistic the following evening at Tri-State Speedway; they finished 13th after a late-race tangle.

Westfall has earned top-ten finishes with two different sanctioning bodies in the last two weekends.

“In all, a pretty solid weekend, especially considering our results at Circle City,” Westfall said, powered by Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink. “It’s been a busy and competitive summer to say the least. We’re hoping to roll into Gas City and Eldora with a full head of steam and hopefully get another ‘W’ for Ray Marshall and the entire team.”

ON DECK: Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2022 campaign with another two-race weekend with the USAC National Sprint Cars, first visiting Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Indiana, on Thursday, September 22, then invading Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Saturday, September 24.

Westfall owns one victory at Gas City in 2022, which occurred on August 12.

SPECIAL THANKS: Ray Marshall Motorsports and Matt Westfall would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch each and every USAC event live at www.floracing.com. Watch each and every Xtreme Outlaw event live at www.dirtvision.com. Watch each and every BOSS Series event live at www.thecushion.com

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattWestfallRacing/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ray-Marshall-Motorsports-111598495590021/ Online home: http://raymarshallmotorsports.com/ News coverage: http://fullyinjected.com.

STATS: 2020 Wins: 4 (Gas City I-69 Speedway – July 17), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 29) (I-96 Speedway – BOSS – September 25) (I-96 Speedway – GLTS – October 9)

2021 Wins: 2 (Kokomo Speedway – April 9) (Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway – July 24 – BOSS Series)

2021 Championships: Buckeye Outlaws Sprint Series (BOSS)

2022 Highlights: Highlighted Florida trip with back-to-back 13th-place finishes during USAC competition at Bubba Raceway Park. Rallied from 12th to finish fourth in Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series start at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Finished 11th with USAC National Sprints at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Saturday, April 16. Finished second in BOSS Series opener at Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana, on Saturday, April 23. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes with the USAC National Sprint Cars at Lakeside Speedway and I-70 Motorsports Park on Thursday and Saturday, May 12 and 14; finished sixth and tenth, respectively. Finished second in open non-wing event at Circle City Raceway on Sunday, May 15. Finished 13th in $10,000-to-win Tony Hulman Classic at Terre Haute Action Track on Sunday, May 22. Finished second from 11th during BOSS Series start at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 28. Earned first victory of 2022 in I-96 Speedway’s Full Throttle Sprint Car Nationals opener on Friday, June 3. Finished fourth in Full Throttle Nationals finale on Saturday, June 4. Finished second during Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series action at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri, on Saturday, June 11. Highlighted USAC’s Eastern Storm with three top-ten scores; ninth at Bridgeport Speedway, fifth at Williams Grove Speedway, and sixth at Port Royal Speedway. Finished fourth twice in St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff doubleheader at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday, June 24-25. Earned second BOSS Series victory of 2022 during Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, July 3. Earned a pair of top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s USAC Nationals on Friday, July 8, and Sunday, July 10. Highlighted Indiana Sprint Week with a top-ten finish (sixth) at Circle City Raceway. Finished second in Indiana Sprint Week Passing Master standings. Earned Gas City I-69 Speedway victory on Friday, August 12. Earned third BOSS Series victory of 2022 at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Saturday, August 13. Finished seventh with Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Friday, September 9. Finished fifth during USAC start at Circle City Raceway on Friday, September 16.

2022 Wins: 4 (I-96 Speedway | June 3rd | BOSS Series), (Waynesfield Raceway Park | July 3 | BOSS Series), (Gas City I-69 Speedway | August 12), (Fremont Speedway | August 13 | BOSS Series)

 

 

State Champs Out To Impress at MMS Opener

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

A stout field of 29 Wingless Sprints will be the major feature this Saturday night (September 24) at the opening meeting of the South Australian season at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway. The event will count as the opening round of the newly established Ausloans Finance Track Championship so the competitors will be out to get their Championship chase off to the best possible start.

Following a couple of official practice sessions over the past few weeks, the drivers will be extremely keen to get back behind the wheel for some serious racing this weekend, and with such a talented line-up assembled, that includes two current State Champions, some close open wheeled racing can be assured.

A number of proven race winners such as Jack McCarthy, SA Champ Tyson Martin, Ryan Alexander, Rylan Furler, Hayden Vickers and Anthony Tapley will be looking to open their A-Main winners account early. But late last season several other drivers were starting to look increasingly impressive they continued to log laps including youngsters Nate Trewin, Jenna Kervers and James Rodda so it won’t be long before they start mixing it up towards the front regularly.

With the South Australian season starting a little earlier than across the border several Victorians have taken the opportunity to get their campaigns underway. Dual Victorian Champion Luke Storer will make the trip from Portland and he is always fast at Murray Bridge and he will be joined by Cobden’s Blake Walsh, Peter Logue, Hamilton’s Aaron Kennett and Jake Dooley. Darwin’s John Murdie will also join the field as he continues his season as he heads south following the conclusion of the racing calendar at the Northline Speedway.

As has become the norm in recent years the local Wingless Sprint competitor numbers have once again increased with close to 10 new drivers registered. This Saturday night will see 5 rookies on track with Tyson Newton, driving the Norm Moore #6 Cool, Sam Martin, Troy Frisby, former AMCA Nationals racer Thomas Walkom and former Rally competitor Michael Busby all making their debut.

Although he is not a rookie Dale Gesell will make a welcomed return to competition behind the wheel of the #19 Cool chassis owned by Michael Spoljaric after several seasons on the sidelines.

With 29 cars expected the night will feature six heat races, a B-main prior to the 25 lap A-Main.

Current Nominations: Saturday 24th September 2022- Opening Night, MMS Murray Bridge Speedway- S1 Tyson Martin, V1 Luke Storer, S6 Tyson Newton*, S15 Hayden Vickers, S18 Jenna Kervers, S19 Dale Gesell, S22 Jamie Crafter, S23 Jack McCarthy, S24 Ross Miller, V25 Jake Dooley, S26 Rylan Furler, S29 Corey Brougham, S36 Ryan Alexander, S38 James Rodda, VX41 Aaron Kennett, S47 Anthony Tapley, S49 Darryl Knuckey, S53 Nicole Southby, S57 Kirra-Lee Pitcher, S58 Nate Trewin, NT59 John Murdie, S66 Sam Martin*, S75 Troy Frisby*, S91 Brent Fox, S92 Thomas Walkom*, S96 Tamika Pitcher, V97 Blake Walsh, V98 Peter Logue, S99 Michael Busby*.

(* Demotes Rookie starting ROF)

 

 

Bayston and CJB Motorsports to invade Buckeye State in trips to Eldora and Sharon

2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Eighth | 7,264 points [ 520 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (September 19, 2022) - Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports may have capped their 2022 West Coast Swing on a relatively sour note, scored 16th in Keller Auto Speedway’s $21,000-to-win Tom Tarlton Classic after battling for a top-five during much of the program, but the Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based World of Outlaws operation is already looking ahead, aiming big during upcoming starts at Eldora Speedway and Sharon Speedway on September 23-24.

Bayston, ace of the TrueTimber Camo, Signing Day Sports, Bubbly Brands, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, No. 5 sprint car, was scored 16th after a cushion miscue followed by accidental contact forced the Lebanon, Indiana, native to the work area; he would return.

Starting sixth on the A-Main grid, Bayston battled as high as fifth before the incident occurred.

“Unfortunately, mistakes happen, but we were pleased with our speed until that point. Just a small mistake on the cushion cost us a potential top-five,” Bayston said, a two-time World of Outlaws winner thus far in 2022. “Hats off to this entire TrueTimber Camo team. They continue to work hard and give me a car that has the potential to win night in and night out. We’re always making improvements and it shows. We’re excited to get back to Eldora and work toward big results.”

ON DECK: As noted, Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a two-day invasion of the Buckeye State, first visiting Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown on Friday, September 23, then setting aim on Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, September 24. Each event will award a $10,000 top prize.

SPECIAL THANKS: Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Signing Day Sports, Bubbly Brands, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, The Dunn Group, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/CJB-Motorsports-100190992543697 Twitter: www.twitter.com/cjb_51 Instagram: www.instagram.com/cjbmotorsports5 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com Online home: www.cjbmotorsports.net Merchandise: www.spencerbayston.com

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES: Mark Miller: mmiller@cjbmotorsports.net

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS STATS: Wins: 2 Top-Fives: 15 Top-Tens: 32

2022 Highlights: Earned main event start during all three nights of Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals; highlighted weekend with 16th-place score in Saturday’s finale. Finished ninth in Cotton Bowl Speedway’s Texas Two-Step opener on Friday, March 4. Highlighted Thunderbowl Raceway doubleheader with a fourth-place finish on Saturday, March 12. Finished fifth at Merced Speedway in Merced, California, on Friday, March 18. Finished eighth during SoCal Showdown action at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California, on Saturday, March 27. Finished sixth at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico, on Tuesday, March 29. Finished eighth at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday, April 2. Finished second in the annual Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Finished eighth at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, April 16. Finished fourth at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 23. Earned his first World of Outlaws victory of the season ($25,000) during the Bristol Bash finale at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 30. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 11. Finished eighth in Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Morgan Cup finale on Saturday, May 14. Finished ninth at Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey, on Tuesday, May 17. Finished fifth at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Monday, May 30. Finished tenth and third, respectively, during Knoxville Raceway’s annual Brownells Big Guns Bash on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11. Finished fourth in back-to-back appearances at Beaver Dam Raceway for Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on June 17-18. Won second WoO main event of the season during Huset’s Speedway start on Wednesday, June 22; $10,000 payday and led laps 26-30. Finished eighth in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular finale on Saturday, July 2. Highlighted Kings Royal week with fourth-place run in Knight Before the Kings Royal on Saturday morning, July 16. Highlighted Central PA swing with top-ten (eighth) in Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals finale on Saturday, July 23. Finished eighth in each of his Weedsport Speedway stops on Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31. Finished tenth in 55-lap Ironman 55 finale at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, August 6. Qualifies for Knoxville Nationals B-Main; finishes 19th. Finished fifth in Jackson Nationals finale on Saturday evening, August 20. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores (sixth and ninth, respectively) during visits to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks) and Red River Valley Speedway (West Fargo) on Friday and Saturday, August 26-27. Finished third in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 3. Finished seventh in the $25,000-to-win Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, on Saturday, September 10.

 

 

Brown looks forward to two-day visit to Selinsgrove Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (September 19, 2022) - Despite what turned out to be a frustrating two-day venture with the All Star Circuit of Champions, highlighting their Dirt Classic Qualifier and Dirt Classic IX campaign at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway with a 13th-place score on Friday night, “Blackjack” Brian Brown is already looking ahead, set to invade Selinsgrove Speedway for the two-day National Open on Friday and Saturday, September 23-24.

Officially concluding Selinsgrove Speedway’s 2022 season, the two-day National Open will open with a $6,000-to-win preliminary, followed by a $26,000-to-win finale on Saturday night. Brown is a former winner at the ultra-fast half-mile, doing so on Sunday, September 4. The $5,500 payday also secured Brown a position in the upcoming National Open.

“We’re excited to get back to Selinsgrove Speedway for the National Open. We’ve built a pretty solid notebook for that place and I know my guys will have our Casey’s/FVP car ready to compete at the highest level,” Brown stated, driver of the Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Rowdy Energy, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, No. 21 sprint car. “It’s been a great trip to Pennsylvania thus far. We didn’t have the Dirt Classic weekend that we wanted, but we’ll keep after it this week and be ready to go for Friday night.”

Brown’s 13th-place finish in Williams Grove’s Dirt Classic Qualifier was the product of row five. A quick surface made passing a premium.

Although qualifying for the $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic IX main event the following evening, the Higginsville, Missouri, native did not finish.

ON DECK:
As noted, Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2022 campaign with Selinsgrove Speedway’s 40th Annual National Open on Friday and Saturday, September 23-24. Friday’s preliminary main event will award $6,000 with Saturday’s finale paying $26,000. The event will end Selinsgrove Speedway’s 2022 season.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Rowdy Energy, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem’s Helmets, Factory Kahne Shocks, Cometic Gaskets, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Fultz Excavating, Restless Spirits Distillery, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, AL Driveline, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny’s Components, Rod End Supply, Winter’s Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bam Roller Lifters, Outerwears, MPD, All Star Performance, 6B Apparel, MSD Ignition and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/brianbrown21
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.brianbrownracing.com
Merchandise: www.shopbrianbrownracing.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com
Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at www.dirtvision.com

2022 STATISTICS:
Top-fives: 27
Top-tens: 35
Wins: 7

2022 HIGHLIGHTS:
Highlighted Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals with 14th-place score in Saturday finale. Finished third with World of Outlaws at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday, April 2. Earned first feature victory of the season in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, April 30; took lead on lap 5 and never looked back. Finished sixth (against 43-car field) at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 7. Earned second Knoxville Raceway victory of the season on Saturday, May 14. Finished third at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 21. Finished second during Thursday Thunder program at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, May 26. Finished 11th in the Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, May 27. Finished fifth and second in Knoxville Raceway double features program on Saturday, June 4 (the second feature was a make-up main event from 4/23). Earned back-to-back podium finishes during Knoxville Raceway’s Brownells Big Guns Bash featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11; Brown finished third and first, respectively. Finished sixth at Jackson Motorplex (Border Battle) on Saturday, June 18. Finished second in night two of Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals on Friday, June 24; led laps 9-32. Finished second with ASCS National Tour at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, June 25. Finished fourth in Knoxville Raceway’s Mid-Season Championship on July 2. Finished second from seventh in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, July 9. Finished third in Jokers Wild program during Eldora Speedway’s Kings Royal week. Finished sixth in the Historical Big One at Eldora Speedway. Finished sixth in the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. Finished second in Knoxville Raceway 360 sprint car start on Saturday, July 23; set quick time and won heat race. Finished seventh in the fourth annual Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race at I-70 Motorsports Park on Friday, July 29. Finished fifth during All Star Circuit of Champions visit to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 30. Won respective 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary feature on Friday, August 5. Finished sixth in 360 Knoxville Nationals finale on Saturday, August 6. Qualified for 2022 Knoxville Nationals A-Main with fourth-place run in Friday’s “Hard Knox” program; finished 20th in 50-lap finale. Finished tenth in Jackson Nationals preliminary. Scored fifth win of 2022 in Missouri State Fair’s POWRi 410 Wing Outlaw Sprint League event on Sunday, August 21; first-ever POWRi 410 victory. Finished third and first (make-up feature) in Knoxville Raceway’s season finale; sixth victory of 2022, simultaneously clinching fifth 410 sprint track title. Earned three consecutive top-five finishes in Central Pennsylvania; fourth at Williams Grove Speedway (9/2), fifth at Port Royal Speedway (9/3), and a win at Selinsgrove Speedway on September 4. Finished second in the Night Before the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, September 9. Finished seventh in the $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, September 10.

 

 

Tough luck in Hanford; Schatz and TSR turn attention to Eldora and Sharon

Date: Friday, September 16th Event: Tom Tarlton Classic Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Keller Auto Speedway (Hanford, California) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 23rd (3rd)

2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Fifth | 7,542 points [242 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 19, 2022) - Although in a prime position to pad his 2022 stat sheet, a turn four miscue ended Schatz’ campaign at Keller Auto Speedway on Friday, September 16, forcing the Fargo native to settle for 23rd on the scorecard after hard contact with the outside retaining wall sent the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion pit side. Schatz was battling for a top-five outcome at the time of the incident, getting to second early while racing head-to-head with Justin Sanders, Brad Sweet, Logan Schuchart, and Jacob Allen.

Despite the chaotic ending to their West Coast Swing, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing are ready to move on, already setting aim on a pair of starts in the Buckeye State beginning with Eldora Speedway’s BeFour the Crowns Showdown on Friday, September 16. Certainly no stranger to the highbanks of Eldora Speedway, Schatz has won five Kings Royals titles, his most recent in 2018.

Schatz will cap the coming weekend with a stop at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, September 17.

ON DECK: As noted, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a two-day invasion of the Buckeye State, first visiting Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown on Friday, September 23, then setting aim on Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, September 24. Each event will award a $10,000 top prize.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Donny Schatz and Tony Stewat/Curb-Agajanian Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Digital Ally, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts.

Broadcast Coverage: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com

Donny Schatz: Web: www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz Twitter: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz Instagram www.instagram.com/donnyschatz

Tony Stewart Racing: Web: www.tonystewartracing.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2022 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: Races: 58 Wins: 3 Top-5s: 23 Top-10s: 46

 

 

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

Jordan Poirier is the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints points champion for 2022. The Quebec native registered 15 top fives and 3 A Main wins enroute to his first points championship beating out Davie Franek and 2021 champion Jason Banrey for the title.

" We had a plan to try and win this championship the year COVID hit, so it's been a long road to get here. I owe it all to my parents, my girlfriend, and my entire family. My sponsors, my crew, everyone involved, they know how much this means to me. "

In addition to the points championship, Poirier also captured the Rifenburg Contracting Fast Time point title. " My guys work so hard " said Poirier in a post race interview, " The car was pretty good right from the start almost every night. "

Poirier said consistency was the key for his run for the championship this year, " I think we had 15 top fives and 18 top tens this year, I would have liked a few more wins this year but I was really happy with our consistency during the year. " The 24 year old grabbed three A Main wins at Airborne, Orange County and Albany - Saratoga this year. The newly crowned champ comes from some great bloodlines as he is the nephew to eight time Empire Super Sprints Points Champion, Steve " Fireball " Poirier. " Yeah, we usually talk after every race, it's been a great year. "

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Championship Points Tour has officially ended. The season ending banquet will be held on Saturday, November 12th.

LUCAS OIL EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS FINAL POINT STANDINGS:
Jordan Poirier 2005
Davie Franek 1928
Jason Barney 1764
Shawn Donath 1718
Danny Varin 1624
Dylan Swiernik 1538
Matt Tanner 1505
Paulie Colagiovanni 1503
Jeff Cook 1290
Chuck Hebing 1137

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Sept. 15

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 792; 2. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 784; 3. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 778; 4. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 775; 5. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 768; 6. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 762; 7. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., and Austin Reed, Etters, Pa., each 753; 10. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 749; 11. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 747; 12. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 728; 13. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 721; 14. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 720; 15. Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Ind., 718; 16. Koby Werkmeister, Armour, S.D., 715; 17. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 712; 18. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., 705; 19. Cole Vanderheiden, Papillion, Neb., 700; 20. Matt Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 697.

State Point Standings

California – 1. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 260; 2. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 229; 3. Davey Pombo, Kerman, Calif., 202; 4. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., 172; 5. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 170; 6. Kevin W. Barnes Sr., Fresno, Calif., 166; 7. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 160; 8. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 157; 9. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 151; 10. Blaine Fagundes, Hanford, Calif., 106.

Indiana – 1. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 368; 2. Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Ind., 344; 3. Roderick Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 324; 4. Carson Dillion, Terre Haute, Ind., 295; 5. Jeff Wimmenauer, Greenwood, Ind., 281; 6. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 272; 7. Shane O'Banion, Danville, Ind., 248; 8. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 242; 9. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 241; 10. Alan Brown, Brownsburg, Ind., 236.

Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 591; 2. Jake Greenwood, Woodward, Iowa, 513; 3. Joe Miller, Vail, Iowa, 512; 4. Cole Vanderheiden, Papillion, Neb., 478; 5. Bret Klabunde, Omaha, Neb., 434; 6. Steve Hurst, Ames, Neb., 321; 7. Justin Bolte, Fremont, Neb., and Max Roseland, Carter Lake, Iowa, both 296; 9. Madison Miller, Vail, Iowa, 264; 10. Casey Friedrichsen, Odebolt, Iowa, 251.

Kansas – 1. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 652; 2. Jeremy Huish, Ness City, Kan., 537; 3. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 523; 4. Lucas Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 513; 5. Jon Freeman, Salina, Kan., 487; 6. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 440; 7. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 354; 8. Jordan Knight, Wright, Kan., 342; 9. Tyler Knight, Spearville, Kan., 324; 10. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 314.

Maryland – 1. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 132; 2. Donald Hendershot, Clear Spring, Md., 123; 3. Steven "Stevie" Kenawell Jr., Duncansville, Pa., and Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., both 106; 5. Dylan Shatzer, Hagerstown, Md., 104; 6. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 103; 7. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 99; 8. Tylor Cochran, Williamsport, Pa., 94; 9. Caleb Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 92; 10. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 88

Minnesota – 1. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 724; 2. Matt Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 614; 3. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 591; 4. Billy Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 480; 5. Brandon Buysse, New Ulm, Minn., 443; 6. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 428; 7. Daniel Griep, Minnetonka, Minn., 427; 8. Wade Hansen, Clarkfield, Minn., 382; 9. Michael Stien, Henderson, Minn., 370; 10. Chris Graf, Glencoe, Minn., 268.

Missouri – 1. Jack Potter, Kansas City, Mo., 244; 2. Kenneth Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 218; 3. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 179; 4. Jacob Dye, Albany, Mo., 163; 5. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., 115; 6. Greg Murry, Dover, Mo., 105; 7. Doug Cook, Saint Joseph, Mo., 93; 8. Trevin Littleton, Jacksonville, Ill., 80; 9. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., and Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., both 75.

Nebraska – 1. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 824; 2. Joey Danley, Martell, Neb., 565; 3. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 550; 4. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 541; 5. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 532; 6. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 531; 7. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 515; 8. Cole Vanderheiden, Papillion, Neb., 473; 9. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 471; 10. Joshua Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 463.

New Jersey – 1. Buddy Schweibinz, Woodbine, N.J., 447; 2. Timothy Iulg, Bridgeton, N.J., 432; 3. Jeff Paulson, Honey Brook, Pa., 413; 4. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 388; 5. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 378; 6. Cory Hunsberger, Doylestown, Pa., 363; 7. Donald Tanner, Warminster, Pa., 362; 8. Kevin Nagy, Gilbert, Pa., 345; 9. Aiden Borden, Jackson, N.J., 333; 10. Jon Brennfleck, Ewing, N.J., 317.

North Dakota – 1. Ty Hanten, West Fargo, N.D., 325; 2. Tye Wilke, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 300; 3. Andy Pake, Felton, Minn., 286; 4. Paul Kautzman, West Fargo, N.D., 281; 5. Morgan Nyquist, Moorhead, Minn., 267; 6. Marcus Rothenbacher, Ulen, Minn., 234; 7. Brandon Rekow, Ellendale, N.D., 216; 8. Joshua Johnson, Harwood, N.D., 200; 9. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 191; 10. Amelia Eisenschenk, Fargo, N.D., 175.

Ohio – 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 473; 2. Jacob Stickle, Xenia, Ohio, 455; 3. James Caleb Erwin, Marysville, Ohio, 402; 4. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 378; 5. Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Ind., 357; 6. Chris Miller, Chillicothe, Ohio, 326; 7. Ashley Tackett, Waverly, Ohio, 325; 8. Roman Gephart, New Lebanon, Ohio, 324; 9. Dylan Troyer, Urbana, Ohio, 316; 10. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 284.

Oklahoma – 1. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., 551; 2. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 460; 3. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 406; 4. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 401; 5. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 365; 6. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 362; 7. Terry Easum, Broken Arrow, Okla., 355; 8. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 351; 9. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 296; 10. Zack (A.J.) (36) Smith, Yukon, Okla., 295.

Pennsylvania – 1. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 1,065; 2. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 1,035; 3. Austin Reed, Etters, Pa., 936; 4. Timothy Bittner, Beech Creek, Pa., 764; 5. Kruz Kepner, Middleburg, Pa., 739; 6. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 738; 7. Jeffrey Weaver, Lock Haven, Pa., 709; 8. Logan Jones, Mercersburg, Pa., 691; 9. Owen Dimm, Mifflintown, Pa., 676; 10. Jarrett Cavalet, Hollidaysburg, Pa., and Michael Alleman, Port Royal, Pa., both 671.

South Carolina – 1. Jeffrey Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 238; 2. John Frutchey, Huger, S.C., 219; 3. Richard Wisdo, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 211; 4. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 204; 5. Nathan Emig, Dalzell, S.C., 191; 6. Derrek Treece, Sumter, S.C., 188; 7. Stephen Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 184; 8. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 166; 9. Cale Cozad, Charleston, S.C., 159; 10. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 158.

South Dakota – 1. Koby Werkmeister, Armour, S.D., 993; 2. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 819; 3. Nate Barger, Madison, S.D., 646; 4. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 645; 5. Micah Slendy, Sioux Falls, S.D., 601; 6. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 599; 7. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 583; 8. Andrew Sullivan, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 547; 9. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 537; 10. Nicholas Winter, Pipestone, Minn., 510.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 922; 2. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 882; 3. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 777; 4. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 602; 5. Martin Edwards, Forney, Texas, 590; 6. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 578; 7. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 542; 8. Stephen McMackin, Greenville, Texas, and Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, Texas, both 499; 10. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 475.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 225; 2. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 203; 3. Caleb Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 199; 4. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., 181; 5. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 178; 6. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 163; 7. Aaron Leach, Hampton, Va., 133; 8. Billy Hubbard, Cobbs Creek, Va., 113; 9. Joe Leavell, Waynesboro, Va., 112; 10. Chris Humblet, Shiloh, N.C., 111.

 

 

MATT McCARTHY AND LOGAN WILLIAMS RACING IN GLENN HOWARD MEMORIAL SATURDAY

(Ontario, CA, September 15, 2022) After four weeks off, the Ontario, California-based Flowdynamics Sprint Car team, which is comprised of Matt McCarthy and Logan Williams, will return to action in Saturday’s 14th Annual Glenn Howard Memorial at Perris Auto Speedway. The competition will be the first for the two veteran drivers since the California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night at Perris on August 20th. Spectator gates at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval will open at 5:00 p.m. and racing will commence at 7:00.

The team returns to the track that is located about 75 miles east of Los Angeles after having mixed results there at the last race. To start off the night, McCarthy, who makes his home in Riverside, California, set the fastest time in qualifying with a sizzling 16.845. It was his first ever fast time and it could not have come on a better night. The California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night features a lot of extra money up for grabs. McCarthy grabbed some of it when he pocketed $1000.00 for the Billy Wilkerson Fast Time Award. If that was not enough, a few minutes later he won the Junior Kurtz/Bill Simpson Trophy Dash. That dash was comprised of four separate three-lap races with the four fastest qualifiers. When the checkered flag waved over the last one, McCarthy had scored more points than his three foes and took the win that paid $2000.00.

For the main event, McCarthy started seventh. In storybook fashion, he would have won the main event as well, but that did not happen. Early in the race, he was battling to get into the top five when contact was made with another car and he stopped on the track. He had to go to the back for the restart and ended up 13th.

Williams night ended just after it started with a violent crash in turn four in qualifying. The Yorba Linda, California racer walked away from the incident uninjured, but his car suffered heavy damage and it was through for the night.

Each Flowdynamics driver has started four of the five A main events at Perris this year and each has two top 10 finishes. Williams recorded his best Perris finish when he placed fifth on June 25th. McCarthy’s best finish this year at the team’s home track was a 7th at the March 26th season opener. That is his overall best finish of the year (all tracks combined). Williams best overall finish came at the Bakersfield Speedway when he placed fourth on May 14th.

Despite his qualifying tumble, Williams remained fifth in the series championship standings. McCarthy is currently 10th.

The two teammates will get one week off before returning to Perris on October 1st. >From there it will be on to Arizona’s Mohave Valley Raceway on October 8th. After that, there will be a total of five dates left in the year. They start with two nights of action at the 55th Annual Western World Championships at the Cocopah Speedway on October 28th and 29th. The following weekend they will return to Perris to wrap up the season at the 26th Heimark Anheuser Busch/Budweiser Oval Nationals on November 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Both of those events will pay full points for the USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Cars each night.

After Saturday’s race ends, be sure to head down to the pits to meet the Flowdynamics drivers and pick up their team racing shirts.

Adult tickets to see the Flowdynamics drivers in action on Saturday are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6 to 12, it is just $5.00. Children 5 and under are admitted free. There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday, this event will not sell out. For those who wish to purchase advance tickets, they are available 24 hours a day online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7/event/1256365 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in the city of Paris (91767). The track website is http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134. The fairgrounds charges $10 for parking.

For fans who come east on the 91 Freeway to get to The PAS, the eastbound lanes will be shut down all weekend in Corona. Fans can take the 91 east to either the 605 or the 57 north to the 60 Freeway east.

McCarthy and Williams would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2021 season possible. Flowdynamics Inc., JFK Design Build, Cal Therm Mechanical Insulators, CRC Component Repair Co., Encore Gas and Supply, Drink-Pac, and Benic Enterprises. If you or your company would like to come on board and join up with one of the fastest rising sprint car teams west of the Mississippi, please contact John McCarthy at 909 930-5522 or mailto:john@flody.inc mailto:john@flodyinc.com

Matt McCarthy 2022 Results

1/27/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 22nd A Main

1/28/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

1/29/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 14th A Main

3/26/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

4/1/22 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

4/2/22 Tulare Thunderbowl USAC/CRA 18th A Main

4/23/22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

4/30/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

5/14/22 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

5/28/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

6/11/22 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

6/25/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 8th A Main

8/6/22 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 18th A Main

8-20-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

Logan Williams 2022 Results

1/27/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

1/28/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

1/29/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

3/26/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

4/1/22 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

4/2/22 Tulare Thunderbowl USAC/CRA 12th A Main

4/23/22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 22nd A Main

4/30/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

5/14/22 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 4th A Main

5/28/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

6/11/22 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

6/25/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 5th A Main

8/6/22 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 4th A Main

8-20-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

 

 

BRADEN CHIARAMONTE MAKES PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY DEBUT ON SATURDAY NIGHT

(El Cajon, CA, September 16, 2022) Perris Auto Speedway fans are in for an extra treat this Saturday night, September 27th. In addition to the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, and PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints, the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series will be making its first-ever appearance at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. One of the drivers on the SWLS roster on Saturday will be El Cajon, California’s Braden Chiaramonte. The teen is one of the brightest young stars in open-wheel racing and he will be making his first appearance at The PAS.

Chiaramonte, 15, got the call from Sexton Gatlin Racing to drive the car normally driven by Grant Sexton. Sexton will be running his 360 sprint car in the USAC/CRA portion of Saturday’s show. That opened up the seat in his #3 SWLS car for Chiaramonte, who will now be teammates with Brent Sexton and his son Dalton. Brent and Dalton are ranked first and second in SWLS points going into Saturday’s race. They, along with Grant, have won seven of the first eight SWLS main events in 2022. The only driver to beat them in a main event this year was Chiaramonte when he drove his own #73 to the win at Imperial on April 23. One week later at Barona, Chiaramonte finished second in the main event to the car he will be driving on Saturday.

Soon after the second-place finish at Barona, Chiaramonte’s white #73 was sold. However, since that time he has raced at eight different tracks, in three different states, in four different cars. Among the tracks he has raced on in that span are Indiana’s US 24 Raceway, Merced Speedway, Ventura Raceway, Silver Dollar Speedway, Lemoore Raceway, Placerville Speedway, Jefferson County Speedway, and last, but certainly not least, the most famous racetrack in the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

While he has now made several forays into USAC Midget racing, his latest exploit was a pair of races in Northern California on August 26th and 27th. Those two nights would see him make his first ever starts in a full-size 360-winged sprint car. In the typical Braden Chiaramonte fashion, he stood out from the drop of the green in qualifying at Chico when he out-qualified over 30 of the veteran drivers on hand. He then moved forward in his first full-size sprint car heat to finish fourth and capture a direct transfer into the main event. After initially slipping back to 23rd in that main, late in the race he moved back up to finish 18th.

After Saturday’s event at Perris, Chiaramonte is going to be a busy racer over the next month. Next week he will be off to Lil’ Texas Motor Speedway for “C. Bell’s MICRO MANIA.” In the following two weeks, he will be back in California in the Tyner/Hurst Enterprises winged 360 for the Fall Nationals in Chico and at Keller Auto Speedway for the Cotton Classic. One week later he will be jetting to Oklahoma for three nights of racing in the KKM Giveback Classic at the Port City Raceway.

Adult tickets to see rising star Chiaramonte in action on Saturday are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6 to 12, it is just $5.00. Children 5 and under are admitted free. There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday, this event will not sell out. Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in the city of Paris (91767). The track website is http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134. The fairgrounds charges $10 for parking.

For fans who come east on the 91 Freeway to get to The PAS, the eastbound lanes will be shut down all weekend in Corona. Fans can take the 91 east to either the 605 or the 57 north to the 60 Freeway east.

Chiaramonte would like to thank the following marketing partners for making his 2022 racing season possible. RTL Traffic Control and Equipment Rentals, AM Ortega, Impact Racing, and AIM Sports Data. If you or your company would like to join forces with the fast-rising racing team, please contact Daniel Chiaramonte online at the following link mailto:dchiaramonte@rtltraffic.com or by calling (619) 988-7563.

Braden Chiaramonte 2022 Results

January 1 Tulsa Shootout Stock Non Wings 9th A Main

March 5 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

March 6 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 8th A Main

March 25 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

April 16 Bakersfield Speedway USAC Western States Midgets 9th A Main

April 23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 1st A Main

April 30 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

May 12 US 24 Raceway All In Transportation A Wingless Clash 13th A Main

May 13 US 24 Raceway All In Transportation A Wingless Clash 16th A Main

May 14 US 24 Raceway All In Transportation A Wingless Clash 5th L.C.Q.

May 21 Ventura Raceway USAC Western State Midgets 7th A Main

June 2 US 24 Raceway Performance Electronics Big Dance 12th A Main

June 3 US 24 Raceway Performance Electronics Big Dance 14th A Main

June 4 US 24 Raceway Performance Electronics Big Dance 8th Qualifier

June 11 Lemoore Jet Bowl Non-Wing Outlaw Micro 4th A Main

June 18 Merced Speedway USAC Western Midgets 10th A Main

July 15 Jefferson County Speedway USAC National Midgets 18th A Main

July 16 Jefferson County Speedway USAC National Midgets 16th A Main

August 4 Indianapolis Motor Speedway USAC National Midgets 5th D Main

August 26 Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 18th A Main

August 27 Placerville Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 12th B Main

 

 

“SHUGAH” SHANE SEXTON RETURNS TO THE PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY 410 SPRINT CAR BATTLES ON SATURDAY

(Warner Springs, CA, September 16, 2022) Nearly five months after his wild crash, “Shugah” Shane Sexton will return to 410 sprint car action in the USAC/CRA Series Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway. The effervescent teen will be debuting a brand new GAS Chassis in his return. Spectator gates at the popular half-mile clay oval will open at 5:00 p.m. and racing will start at 7:00.

Saturday will be the sixth start of the year for the 18-year-old in the premier wingless sprint car series West of the Mississippi. Four of those starts have been in Arizona and the other two have been at Perris. Sexton’s plan was to race most of the races in the series this year. The season started out that way when he started five of the first seven races only sitting out a pair in Central California. His early season was punctuated by some impressive main event passing jobs. His best finish came at Cocopah on January 29th. On that night, the talkative racer started 18th in the main event and drove all the way to 11th for his best finish of the year. He also earned the Hard Charger Award on that night. Even though he has only started six of the 14 races in the series this year, he is still ranked 21st in the championship point standings. He should move back into the top 20 tomorrow night.

Things were rolling along well for Sexton until the last Saturday in April at Perris. Heading into turn one on lap two of the main event, he tangled with another car and began a series of nasty flips that saw him tumble all the way to the crashwall. The car was bent, but it did its job and Sexton climbed out unscathed and ready to race again. In fact, he was supposed to race a couple of times already in a new chassis, but there was a delay in getting his engine back after it was sent out to be refreshed.

Sexton should be very familiar with the GAS Chassis as his father Stan is the proprietor of the new company and builds them in his Warner Springs Ranch shop. GAS stands for Gatlin And Sexton. The Gatlin in the name is Sexton’s grandmother Nita Gatlin. For more information on the new chassis or for pricing, please use the contact information in this press release.

While he was out of his 410 sprint car, Sexton stayed busy wheeling a Brian Fonseca owned Lightning Sprint Car in six races in three different states. Included in the six starts was a win in a preliminary at the prestigious Dirt Cup at Washington’s Deming Speedway on July 15th. He also placed second in the POWRi Lightning Sprint Car Nationals at the Central Missouri Speedway on May 28th. Last month, he finished third in the CLS race at the Santa Maria Speedway.

Adult tickets to see “Shugah” Shane and the rest of the stars in action on Saturday are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6 to 12, it is just $5.00. Children 5 and under are admitted free. There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday, this event will not sell out. Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in the city of Paris (91767). The track website is http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134. The fairgrounds charges $10 for parking.

For fans who come east on the 91 Freeway to get to The PAS, the eastbound lanes will be shut down all weekend in Corona. Fans can take the 91 east to either the 605 or the 57 north to the 60 Freeway east.

Sexton and the #74 team wish to extend their thanks to the following 2022 racing season partners. Gas Chassis, Key Brothers Racing, Nita Gatlin, Hugh Jorgan, Mike Pridgeon Racing Engines, AG Sandcars, Powder 1, Ron’s Tire and Brake, and Savage Racing. If you would like to be a part of this fun, upcoming team and get exposure not only at the tracks but around the world on Flo Racing, please contact Shane Sexton at mailto:Shanesexton7@gmail.com or (619) 362-5921.

Sexton would like to extend a thank you to Brian Fonseca and Samantha Sproull for the opportunity to wheel their lightning sprint and he would like to thank their team sponsors for making it possible. They are the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Foothill Tractor & Heavy Equipment, KB Rod Benders, and MJK Auto Sales.

Shane Sexton’s 2022 Results

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 14th A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 21st A Main

January 29 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

March 26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 14th A Main

April 22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 12th A Main

April 29 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 22nd A Main

May 28 Central Missouri Speedway POWRi 2nd A Main

May 29 Central Missouri Speedway POWRi 14th A Main

July 14 Deming Speedway Clay Cup 5th A Main

July 15 Deming Speedway Clay Cup 1st A Main

July 16 Deming Speedway Clay Cup 21st A Main

August 6 Santa Maria Speedway California Lightning Sprint 3rd A Main

 

 

BRODY ROA ENJOYING A RELAXED SEASON IN 2022

(Cypress, CA, September 15, 2022) When Southern California sprint car star Brody Roa released his 2022 racing schedule, it shocked many that he was running in a variety of different series and was not chasing championship points in any of them. As the season is about to hit the homestretch, Roa is completely happy with the decision and has absolutely no regrets. This Saturday night he will be competing in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series at Perris Auto Speedway.

The story of Roa’s racing the past few seasons has been with the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, USAC National Sprint Cars when they headed west to end the season, and his annual trek to the Chili Bowl. To date this year he has raced the Chili Bowl, a few races in the USAC West Coast Series, the USAC National Series at Indiana Sprint Week, and periodic appearances with USAC/CRA. Additionally, he has raced with the World of Outlaws, ASCS/CAS Series in Arizona, King of Thunder winged 360s, and NARC King of the West 410s. With such a varied schedule, he has not had to think about the stress that comes along with point racing, and frankly, he is not missing it.

“I am enjoying it, especially as it comes nearer to the end of the year,” Roa said on Wednesday night. “I know the last few months, September, October, and November, are really stressful when you are point racing. You are counting points all night and you are trying to focus. It is always in the back of your head no matter what anybody says. You think about it. It is nice going into the end of this year not worrying about that. Going into the Ovals I will be focused on making good runs all three nights.”

“It has been our goal the last 10 years to run for that championship,” Roa continued. “It is a different kind of fun I guess you could say. If we have a little off night, we are not worrying ourselves too much. We can move on to the next one. I have tried some things with the car this year that I probably would not have done (if they were chasing points). We have learned a lot this year and we have had a lot more fun. The tension level amongst the team is a little bit lower. It has been nice.”

The obvious question is if he has been having so much fun this year, is he going to do the same thing next year? One would think the clear answer would be “yes,” he is going to stick with what he did in 2022. However, one must consider that the 31-year-old Garden Grove, California resident is a longtime successful racer with competitive juices that run deep.

“I am not sure yet,” Roa stated when asked if he would race for points in 2023. “It’s a conversation I guess everybody has to have and decide what we want to do next year. I had fun with the wing deal this year, so I would like to do that occasionally. I want to run with Jayson (Jayson May who owns the #8M 360 sprint car Roa drives when available) more next year, too. When we get to the end of the year and schedules start coming out, we will all get together as a team with all of our partners, supporters, and families and see what we can and what we want to do next year.”

Roa’s season will end a little over two months from now in the sprint car portion of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura. He has several races on his schedule including a stretch of five straight Saturdays of racing in three different series starting with this Saturday’s USAC/CRA race at Perris. The rest of that stretch will include another USAC/CRA show at Perris, USAC Western Sprint Series races at Ventura and Kern County Raceway Park, and the NARC King of the West Twin 25’s at Peter Murphy’s Keller Auto Speedway. In addition to the October date at Keller, there may be one more wing race on his schedule in 2022.

“We are going to put the wing back on a couple of times,” Roa said. “Well, maybe a couple times. We only have one wing left. We have to get through the first one. We are going to do it once for sure. We will see about the second one and do whatever we feel at the end of October with the wing or non-wing.”

This Saturday Roa returns to Perris for his fourth wingless appearance at the track this year. His first three appearances on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay Oval in 2022 saw him finish in sixth place, third, and first. The win came on June 25th. The next time the series was at the track was on August 20th. To say the results were 180 degrees different would be an understatement. Between his heat race and getting clobbered and knocked out of the main on lap two, it seemed as though Roa was hit by everyone at the track except for the infield ambulance driver.

“We still show up to run good, but having those nights hurts no matter what,” Roa affirmed. “Whether it is points or just money. We rely a lot on the purse money to get the car ready again for the next one. When we have nights like that (August 20th) and we tear up everything in the trailer in like a total of 10 laps, it hurts the ego and the bank account. But it is definitely less stressful when I have a night like that this year as I am not worrying about a bad night points-wise.”

Roa is looking forward to this weekend in a big way. Not only will racing at Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday be on his agenda. On Sunday, Roa and his wife Tailor will be celebrating their daughter Addison’s second birthday with family and friends.

Adult tickets to see Roa and the rest of the stars in action on Saturday are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6 to 12, it is just $5.00. Children 5 and under are admitted free. There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday, this event will not sell out. For those who wish to purchase advance tickets, they are available 24 hours a day online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7/event/1256365 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in the city of Paris (91767). The track website is http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134. The fairgrounds charges $10 for parking.

For fans who come east on the 91 Freeway to get to The PAS, the eastbound lanes will be shut down all weekend in Corona. Fans can take the 91 east to either the 605 or the 57 north to the 60 Freeway east.

If you wish to hear Roa’s recent appearance on the Dirt Tracks and Rib Racks podcast, you can do so at the following link https://spoti.fi/3cjQrLL.

In 2022, Roa is racing in the USAC/CRA, USAC National, and other select events, in his #91R BR Performance/HD Industries Eagle. He will also drive the #8M for May Motorsports in select USAC West Coast events. The 2019 USAC Southwest and 2017 USAC West Coast champion is always open to discussing other driving opportunities.

Roa and the team want to thank the following sponsors for making the 2022 season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, Inland Rigging, Caltrol, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, Competition Suspension, ALR Virtual Services, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to RDM Mechanics, Fastenal, Coopers Propane, Ten West Towing, Ten West Environmental, TJM Distribution, and Westco International for sponsoring the #8M he will pilot for Jayson May on 10 occasions in 2022.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition as a team partner throughout the 2022 racing season, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information on the top of this release.

Fans can learn more about Roa and the team at https://www.brodyroa.com/. Fans can also check out the team news at Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/.

To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M

Brody Roa’s 2022 Schedule and Race Results

January 12 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Nationals 15th A Main

January 15 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Nationals 13th C Main

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

January 29 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

February 11 Central Arizona Speedway ASCS/CAS 360 5th A Main

February 12 Central Arizona Speedway ASCS/CAS 360 2nd A Main

February 26 Keller Auto Speedway King of Thunder 9th A Main

March 25 Bakersfield Speedway World of Outlaws 8th B Main

March 26 Perris Auto Speedway World of Outlaws 24th A Main

April 9 Keller Auto Speedway NARC King of the West Canceled

April 30 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

May 28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 3rd A Main

June 11 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 2nd A Main

June 25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 1ST A Main

July 22 Gas City I69 Speedway ISW - USAC National 9th C Main

July 23 Kokomo Speedway ISW - USAC National 7th B Main

July 24 Lawrenceburg SpeedwayISW - USAC National Rained out

July 25 Circle City Raceway ISW – UASC National 19th A Main

July 27 Terre Haute Action Track ISW - USAC National Rained Out

July 28 Lincoln Park Speedway ISW - USAC National 8th B Main

July 29 Bloomington Speedway ISW - USAC National 16th A Main

July 30 Tri State Speedway ISW - USAC National 16th A Main

August 6 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 1st A Main

August 20 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 19th A Main

August 27 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 1st A Main

September 17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA

September 24 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360

October 1 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA

October 8 Keller Auto Speedway NARC King of the West – Twin 25s

October 15 Kern County Raceway USAC West Coast 360

October 28* Cocopah Speedway USAC National & CRA - Western World

October 29* Cocopah Speedway USAC National & CRA - Western World

October 29* Kern County Raceway NARC King of The West

November 3 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals

November 4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals

November 5 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals

November 25 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 – Turkey Night GP

November 26 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 – Turkey Night GP

*Decision on which track/class to run is pending.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY SET TO FINISH 2022 SEASON WITH CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS
 

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 15, 2022) – The 25th season of racing at Ohsweken Speedway concludes this weekend with the Inaugural Canadian Crate Sprint Car Nationals, and 18th Running of the Canadian (360) Sprint Car Nationals!

The largest gathering of Sprint Cars anywhere in the country since 2019 is anticipated this weekend; 40 cars are pre-entered in both the Crate Sprint Car and 360 Sprint Car divisions, with big money and prestige on the line for both. On-track activities commence with the traditional CSCN Test & Tune practice night on Thursday, September 15, followed by the Inaugural Canadian Crate Sprint Car Nationals on Friday, September 16, and 18th Running of the Canadian (360) Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 17.

18TH RUNNING OF THE CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS PRESENTED BY NITRO 54 AND ARROW EXPRESS
Saturday’s event features teams from the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series, Ohsweken Speedway Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, Empire Super Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour, and Southern Ontario Sprints. The A-Main winner will receive $10,000 and the prestigious title of Canadian Sprint Car Nationals victor, while all A-Main starters will receive a minimum of $1,000, and several special contingency awards are up for grabs. A full Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty’s Crate Sprint Car event is also on the Saturday schedule, with the winner set to claim either $5,000 or a brand new crate engine – whichever isn’t claimed on Friday.

Mitch Brown leads the Knights of Thunder standings by just five points over Cory Turner heading into the weekend, while 2019 Strickland’s Crate Sprint Car champion Nick Sheridan is eight points behind Turner. Brown is looking for a second Sprint Car championship to go with his 2015 SOS title, while Turner recently clinched both the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak and SOS championships for 2022.

Liam Martin has three Ohsweken wins this season, while Paulie Colagiovanni, Josh Hansen, Cory Turner, and Ryan Turner have two each, and Mikey Kruchka has one. Dunnville, Ontario driver Ryan Turner and Paulie Colagiovanni of Cicero, New York claimed the 16th and 17th editions of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on July 1 and August 15, respectively. Those drivers will face stiff competition from the likes of Quebec drivers Jordan Poirier and Dale Gosselin, New Yorkers Chuck Hebing, Jason Barney, and Matt Farnham, Pennsylvanian Jordan Thomas, and many more.

Poirier leads the ESS points standings heading into the weekend, and claimed the Knights of Thunder championship in 2021. Hebing is one of only 20 drivers to lead at least one lap in the CSCN A-Main, and has ten CSCN top ten finishes in 14 previous attempts. Barney and Thomas each have three CSCN top fives on their resumes, while Farnham was the runner-up in his first CSCN A-Main in 2019 after only a handful of 360 Sprint Car starts. Gosselin will be making his second CSCN attempt and claimed his first Knights of Thunder win at Brighton Speedway on Labour Day weekend.

Several drivers will be making their CSCN debuts and contending for the Rookie of the Nationals award this weekend, including Australian-turned-Iowan Lynton Jeffrey, and Kyle Phillips from Grand Island, New York; Phillips narrowly missed taking the SOS championship last weekend.

INAUGURAL CANADIAN CRATE NATIONALS PRESENTED BY NITRO 54
Friday’s event features the Crate Sprint Cars of the Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty’s competing for a lucrative purse – the A-Main winner will be given the choice between a $5,000 prize or a brand new crate engine – and several special contingency awards. A full $3,000-to-win Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car event is also on the Friday schedule.

Jacob Dykstra leads the Action Sprint Tour standings heading into the weekend, while Lucas Smith will defend home turf as the 2022 Strickland’s Crate Sprint Car division champion. Darren Dryden has four Ohsweken wins under his belt this season, while Smith has three, Mike Bowman has two, and Dykstra and Eric Gledhill have one each. Brett Stratford and Jesse Costa were consistent contenders all year at Ohsweken, and took top five finishes in the points standings; both will be looking for their first wins of the season this weekend.

Several eastern Ontario drivers are sure to factor into the outcome, including Matt Billings, Lee Ladouceur, Jonah Mutton, while Quebec driver Mathieu Bardier has been a consistent AST contender as well. Dale Curran is also likely to be a contender; the Bowmanville, Ontario driver spent part of the season racing in California, and returned to claim his first Crate Sprint Car feature win on Labour Day weekend at Brighton Speedway.

CONTINGENCY AWARDS
Ohsweken Speedway officials wish to thank the following sponsors for their support of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals contingency award program:

September 17 – 360 Sprint Car Awards:
-A-Main Winner – Free Fire Suit (EPIC Racewear)
-Rookie of the Nationals – $250 (Slack Lumber)
-Bill Peer Memorial Best Appearing Car – $350 (Corr/Pak Merchandising)
-Travis Rutz Long Tow – $250 (Niagara Golf Lounge at Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel)
-Fastest Qualifier – $300 (Qwick Wick Fire Starter)
-Fastest Canadian Qualifier – $300 (Ohsweken Speedway)
-Hard Charger – $300 (Nitro 54 Variety)
-Larry Gartly Memorial Last Chance Hard Charger – $200 (Doddey Creek Agri Services)

September 16 – Crate Sprint Car Awards:
-A-Main Winner – Free Fire Suit (EPIC Racewear)
-Bill Peer Memorial Best Appearing Car – $350 (Corr/Pak Merchandising)
-Long Tow – $250 (Slack Lumber)
-Fastest Qualifier – $300 (Qwick Wick)
-Hard Charger – $300 (Nitro 54 Variety)

Race time is 7:30PM on both Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17. Please visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for tickets and more information.

Canadian (360) Sprint Car Nationals History
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

Canadian (360) Sprint Car Nationals – Winners List
2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA
2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA
2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA
2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA
2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA
2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA
2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA
2018 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA
2019 Scott Kreutter – Cheektowaga, New York, USA
2022 Ryan Turner – Dunnville, Ontario, Canada
2022 Paulie Colagiovanni – Cicero, New York, USA
2022 ???
New Electronic Pit Waiver
Please click this link to sign the Annual Pit Waiver if you plan on attending in the Pit Area in 2022: https://ohsspeed.speedwaiver.com/kinxf

Ohsweken Speedway on GForceTV
Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for FREE on GForceTV. Just search for GForceTV on YouTube or Facebook.

#OHS2022 Season
The 25th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement at Ohsweken Speedway features four regular racing divisions, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Several special events also highlight the 2022 schedule including the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and the dirt track debut of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Opened in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex and event centre featuring a 3/8 mile clay oval auto racing track and 1/6 mile clay oval Micro Sprint and Karting track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks, while the facility also hosts weekly Micro Sprint and Kart racing on Thursday nights. Several major events highlight the annual schedule including the track’s signature event – the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

Ohsweken Speedway Media
Website: www.ohswekenspeedway.com
Facebook: OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
Instagram: @ohswekenspeedway
YouTube: GForceTV

Racing at Ohsweken Speedway is made possible with support from the following partners: Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Nitro 54 Variety, Auto Parts Centres, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Burger Barn, Case IH & O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Core-Mark International, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, EPIC Racewear, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Ohsweken Speedway Racesource, Halifax Thunderbirds, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Middleport Mechanical, Miska Trailer Factory, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Strickland’s GMC, Club 54 Racing, Oakwood Transport, and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

4-Crown Nationals Offers Unique Opportunity

To See the Top Open-Wheel Dirt Track Series

Compete in a Single Weekend at Eldora Speedway;

Hundreds of Reasons Make It a Can’t-Miss Event

ROSSBURG, Ohio, Sept. 15 — There are hundreds of reasons why Eldora Speedway is the place to be on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24.

But to whittle it down in the style set by David Letterman, here are the top 10 reasons why drivers and fans alike can’t wait for the 40th running of the 4-Crown Nationals at the world’s greatest dirt track Sept. 23-24.

1. The 4-Crown Nationals is the only event all year where fans can see the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink sprint cars, the top three divisions of USAC (USAC Silver Crown, the USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars, and the USAC NOS Energy Drink national midgets), and the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars on the same track on the same weekend. Friday night’s program consists of full programs for the WoO sprints and the USAC midgets plus USAC Silver Crown qualifying. Saturday night’s show features the USAC Silver Crown race and full programs for the All Star sprints and USAC sprints and midgets. Whether fans prefer wings or non-wings, it’s heaven on Earth for open-wheel fans.

2. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Eldora’s USAC dates were rained out in May, so the 4-Crown Nationals is the only event for that sanctioning body at Eldora this year.

3. WoO sprint car fans agree that Eldora is one of that series’ crown jewels of tracks. Friday night, Sept. 23 is the series’ final visit to Eldora this year. David Gravel and Brent Marks were the stars of the WoO shows earlier this year at Eldora. Gravel won the Joker’s Wild and the Knight Before the King’s Royal, while Marks won the Historical Big One and the King’s Royal. Will they be able to win again on Friday, or will someone else celebrate in victory lane that night?

4. It’s going to be a long winter. The 4-Crown Nationals is Eldora’s final race of the season, so fans are going to want to savor every moment. The sights, sounds and smells of Eldora are special, the concession stand food is delicious, and new friends or life-long ones will be found throughout the grandstands and the lawn seating areas. Many race fans love to camp, and camping at Eldora is always fun. The 4-Crown Nationals is paradise for T-shirt shoppers. All of these fans will be making memories on crisp, clear autumn nights while they can, trying not to think about shoveling snow under gray, gloomy skies this winter.

5. If one is good, then two is great. Fans can see two full, regular programs for the USAC NOS Energy Drink national midgets back to back on Friday and Saturday nights.

6. Title fights spur the competition to new heights.

With three races remaining there are only 57 points between leader Kody Swanson and second-place Logan Seavey in the USAC Silver Crown point standings, 524 to 467. C.J. Leary, Brian Tyler and Justin Grant are right behind them.

At press time the top five in USAC sprints are Grant, Brady Bacon, Leary, Robert Ballou and rookie Emerson Axsom.

At press time Buddy Kofoid tops the USAC midget point standings followed by Grant, Cannon McIntosh, Bryant Wiedeman and rookie Mitchel Moles.

After Eldora there will only be two more All Star sprint races in 2022, so the leader at press time, defending champion Tyler Courtney, will be searching for every point possible as will the drivers behind him like Justin Peck; Bellevue, Ohio’s Cap Henry; Hunter Schuerenberg and Bill Balog.

The WoO sprint car point battle has been tight all year. At press time three-time and defending champion Brad Sweet tops those standings, but David Gravel; Carson Macedo; Wooster, Ohio’s own Sheldon Haudenschild, and WoO king Donny Schatz are trying to find an edge in order to beat him.

7. The 4-Crown Nationals are important in motorsports history. Historians know that legendary driver Jack Hewitt of Troy, Ohio is the only driver to sweep the 4-Crown Nationals. In 1998 Hewitt posted victories in the USAC national sprint cars, midgets, and Silver Crown plus the UMP modified features.

However, Tyler Courtney has won six of the last 16 total 4-Crown features dating back to 2017. No one else has more than one, so it’s pretty clear he’s well on his way to making his own legend. Fans will want to be there to see it in person.

8. Teams and drivers try harder when there is big money on the line. All four features on Saturday night will pay $10,000 to the winning driver. In total, it’s a $40,000 purse increase. This year’s 4-Crown features’ posted purses total nearly $215,000!

9. The just-announced NKTelco Broadband bonus will pay an additional $40,000 if a driver can sweep all four divisions on Saturday night. Will anyone try? If so, who? If anyone does, it’ll be an $80,000 payday for one night’s work.

10. Eldora is rich in history, and so is this event. Eldora is celebrating its 69th season of racing this year, and this is the 40-year anniversary of the 4-Crown Nationals. Four-wide salutes, cell phone flashlight send-offs, wave laps, 50-50 drawings and autograph sessions add to the excitement of seeing the best drivers tackle Eldora’s fast and demanding track. Tony Stewart has made significant improvements to the property and it’s a bucket-list track for all race fans. With five series competing over the course of two days, anyone with a pulse will want to be there to witness it for themselves! The list of previous winners is a who’s who of short-track superstars, and the best of the best in 2022 will compete at Eldora at the 4-Crown Nationals.

Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or at the gate. Tickets, schedules, camping information and other information are available on the track website at eldoraspeedway.com. The speedway office phone number during normal business hours is (937) 338-3815.

Race fans can join a community of over 1,000,000 people from around the world who enjoy behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on social channels Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Exclusive video content posted on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway has nearly nine million views.

 

 

Goldesberry Grabs Another Top 10

Springfield, IL (September 15, 2022)- Jordan Goldesberry garnished another Top 10 after a tough start to the night last Saturday at the Jerry Richert Memorial at Cedar Lake Speedway. Entering the night only four points behind Jake Blackhurst in the Bumper to Bumper IRA Series championship battle, Goldesberry would run into issues during hot laps.

With 30 cars on hand, Goldesberry would develop fuel pick up issues taking the checkered flag during hot laps. The issue would cause the Rockstar Energy Drink team to miss qualifying and the team went to work to diagnose the problem. The team would get the issue fixed and Goldesberry would start last in the third heat race. With six cars transferring, the Rockstar Energy Drink Maxim would get to seventh in the eight lap heat race. Goldesberry would be forced to run the B main, starting third he would go on to finish second. The Rockstar Energy Drink #65 would line up the feature event in the 20th starting position and wasted little time moving forward. Goldesberry was running up next to the wall all the way around passing cars nearly every lap and would finish the 30 lapper in eighth.

“Our night didn’t start off very good. Taking the checkered flag in hot laps the car just died. After checking all the electrical we discovered we weren’t getting fuel flow from the tank. We changed fuel tanks and we got the fuel flow we needed. We got behind the 8 ball because of it but we had a fast car in the feature.” said Goldesberry. “We are looking forward to Beaver Dam this weekend.”

The Rockstar Energy Drink team will be back in action on Saturday night at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI with the Bumper to Bumper IRA series. The points battle is tight as Goldesberry trails Blackhurst by just 13 points.

SEASON STATS- 32 races, 2 wins, 11 Top 5’s, 18 Top 10’s

MEDIA LINKS- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JGMotorsports65 Twitter: https://twitter.co/JGMotorsports65

 

 

NKTelco Broadband Bonus Worth $40K for 4-Crown Sweep;

Winning Driver Would Pocket $80,000 at Eldora Speedway

ROSSBURG, Ohio, Sept. 14 – In recognition of the 40th running of the 4-Crown Nationals Sept. 23-24 at Eldora Speedway, track officials announced today that the event will offer a new special award — the NKTelco Broadband Bonus. If a driver sweeps all four features during the Saturday night finale on Sept. 24, he or she will earn a $40,000 bonus. With the bonus plus $10,000-per-feature winner’s purse, the winning driver would earn $80,000.

The Saturday night, Sept. 24 program features the USAC NOS Energy Drink national midgets, USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars, USAC Silver Crown, and the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars. Friday night’s racing card on Sept. 23 consists of full programs for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink sprint cars and USAC NOS Energy Drink national midgets plus USAC Silver Crown Series qualifying.

Legendary driver Jack Hewitt is the only driver to sweep the 4-Crown Nationals. In 1998 Hewitt posted victories in the USAC national sprint cars, midgets, and Silver Crown plus the UMP modified features.

This year’s 4-Crown features’ posted purses total nearly $215,000. Saturday night’s purse has increased nearly 40 percent from 2021, not including the NKTelco Broadband Bonus.

 

 

Austin Hartmann earns first IRA B-win, Jerry Richert Memorial A-main start in Cedar Lake Speedway debut

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 14, 2022 – After a week filled with long hours spent putting together the team’s back-up car to close out the 2022 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series campaign, Austin Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing team turned in a solid debut appearance at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. during the 22nd Jerry Richert Memorial on Saturday, Sept. 10.

One week after a hard accident at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. resulted in heavy damage to the team’s primary car, Hartmann returned to action in the 87A Hartmann Racing backup machine to face off against a stout field filled with 30 IRA regulars and top-notch Midwestern competitors at the vaunted high-banked three-eighths-mile Cedar Lake Speedway clay oval.

Hartmann opened the night by clicking off the 18th fastest qualifying lap in 12.384 seconds. After starting sixth in the third eight-lap IRA heat race, Hartmann finished ninth to move into the B main field needing to finish in the top six to advance to the evening’s 30-lap headliner.

The third-year Sprint Car competitor and 2022 Bumper to Bumper IRA Series rookie lined up on the pole of the 12-lap IRA B main and outdueled Dave Uttech in the opening laps on the way to his first IRA B main triumph to earn his first-career Jerry Richert Memorial A-main start.

After starting 19th in the 24-car IRA A-main field, Hartmann drove a steady race to come home 21st in the 30-lap, $6,000-to-win Jerry Richert Memorial main event, which was won by Aaron Reutzel.

“I have to thank the crew for all the work they put in during the week in getting our XXX chassis back-up car together,” Hartmann said. “Hunter [Annis], Eric [Bergschultz] and Andy [Shufflebotham] spent every night in the shop last week to get the car ready for Cedar Lake. All their efforts are greatly appreciated.

“For our first time at Cedar Lake, racing went pretty well I'd say, after putting together a new car over the week,” he said. “ We battled with a couple small gremlins throughout the night, but finished well with a B-main win and a 21st-place feature finish with a bad vibration, which I believe was the u-joint.”

With three races remaining in the 2022 Bumper to Bumper IRA season, Hartmann sits 10th in the point standings.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team’s rookie 2022 IRA campaign continues this Saturday, Sept. 17 at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. for the annual Scott Semmelman Memorial.

Those unable to make it to track can follow all of the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series action throughout the 2022 campaign via FloRacing by visiting https://www.floracing.com.

Additional information on the 87A Hartmann Racing team can be found by visiting the team’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/87Ahartmannracing.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team has assembled a strong group of partners in support of the team's maiden voyage with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Series, including Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty, Shufflebotham Tree Service, Call Girls Motorsports, PalletWorks LLC, AF Inc., Bennett Transport Inc., SCA Inc., Gretchen Tillman New American Funding, Classic Title Services, CP Services, Cobblestone Landscaping, Jensen Sales & Services, Lee’s Color Studio, Dave’s Fabrication, Racer’s Hall Sports Bar and Grill, Feldmann Sales & Service, RC Custom Design, Hepfner Racing Products, Pit Road Apparel, the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series and Sage Fruit.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team consists of Hunter Annis, Eric Bergschultz, Karlee Hartmann, Andrew Shufflebotham, Jarrett Neese, Caitlin Shaw and Kristine Hartmann.

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2022 Season

By The Numbers

Total Events – 23

IRA Events – 21

World of Outlaws Events – 2

A Main Victories – 0

B Main Victories – 1

Top Five A Main Finishes – 0

Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0

Top 15 A Main Finishes – 6

Top 20 A Main Finishes – 14

Heat Race Victories – 1

Dash Appearances – 5

Dash Victories – 0

Fast Qualifier Awards – 1

Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing

Upcoming 2022 Schedule

Saturday, September 17 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA)

Friday, September 23 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver, Dam Wis. (IRA)

Saturday, September 24 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)

 

 

Reinhardt Looks To Get Back in the Groove at Williams Grove and Lincoln After Port Royal Struggles

Port Royal, PA – September 15, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Kyle Reinhardt rolled into Port Royal, PA last week with his Capitol Renegade / Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers / Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants / J&J Auto Racing No.91 for the three-day Tuscarora 50 extravaganza that accompanies the Juniata County Fair.

The Neptune City, NJ native has struggled at the fairgrounds half-mile the past couple seasons, but this time he had some reasons for optimism, including fresh equipment and recent improved performance.

September 8: Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA

[49 cars, Qualifying 6th in Group D, Heat 5th (6), B-main 4th (6), A-main 24th (24)]

Opening night of the three day event saw 49 teams register for the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) sanctioned show, putting the five group/five heat format for the series into motion.

Reinhardt was the 7th of 10 cars in Group D to go under the clock. He logged the 6th fastest lap in the group, landing him outside row three to start the fourth heat race. He grabbed 5th on the opening lap and was part of a tight three car battle for third, but he was unable to secure one of the top four spots needed to transfer directly to the main event. He finished 5th.

In the 12-lap B-main, Reinhardt again started 6th needing to reach the top four to make the finale. With four laps remaining, he worked his way past Zeb Wise and into the 5th position as the pair entered turn three.

On lap ten, the caution flag appeared for 3rd place A.J. Flick, moving Reinhardt into 4th for the restart with two laps remaining. He used the middle of the track to keep Wise at bay and close on third place Michael Walter. At the line, Reinhardt finished 4th by 0.111 seconds. It was good enough to put his No.91 in the show.

Reinhardt started 24th in the 30-lap A-main, but early on he developed a suspension issue that hindered the performance of his machine. The end result was a 24th place finish.

Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team were presented with the ASCoC Perseverance Award for their efforts.

September 9: The Night Before the 50 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA

[52 cars, Qualifying 8th in Group D, Heat 8th (8), C-main 3rd (3)]

Friday’s car count grew to 52 for the $8,000 to win ‘Night Before the 50’ show. The five group/five heat format was once again in play.

Reinhardt found himself in an early hole when he registered the 8th best lap of the ten cars in Group D qualifying. He was unable to make any gains in his heat race, starting and finishing 8th in the 8-lap race.

Relegated to the C-main where only the top two finishers would advance to the B-main, Reinhardt seemed to catch a break when one of the front row starters didn’t make the call. Officially slated to start 3rd, he took the green from 2nd but was unable to hold onto that transfer spot and finished 3rd.

September 10: 55th Annual Tuscarora 50 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA

[55 cars, Qualifying 13th, Heat 6th (5), B-main 14th (14), Non-Qual Feature 10th (8)]

Saturday’s program leveraged its own unique format (details below) to determine who got a piece of the lucrative pie known as the 55th Annual Tuscarora 50. The largest piece, the winner’s share, grew from its original $55,000 to $60,000 just hours before the finale thanks to a generous sponsor.

The top twelve qualifiers in each flight were inverted to set the heat race lineups, meaning the 10th, 11th and 12th fastest would each sit on the pole for one of the Flight 2 three heat races.

A lot of sports are considered a ‘game of inches’. Racing is a game of split seconds. Reinhardt registered the 13th quickest time, missing the inversion by a mere 0.022 seconds. It was the difference between starting on the pole and starting 5th in his heat race.

Only the top three finishers from each 8-lap heat race would transfer to the 50-lap finale in the tough, unique format. From inside row three of heat number four, Reinhardt needed to gain two spots to reach a transfer spot. It wasn’t in the cards. He rode home 6th after losing a spot in the closing laps.

Reinhardt started deep in the 12-lap B-main; 14th. Advancing 10 spots against such a tough field was a very tall order. Unable to gain any ground, he finished 14th.

Reinhardt started 8th in the Non-Qualifiers feature, a 20-lap event that awards the winner with $2,000 and a guaranteed starting spot in the following year’s Tuscarora 50. Despite taking their best shot at adjustments to bring the No.91 alive, Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team wrapped up their three day weekend with a 10th place finish.

Up Next

Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team will remain in Central Pennsylvania next weekend. Friday night, September 16th, they will race at Williams Grove Speedway in the $6,000-to-win Dirt Classic Qualifier, then they will move over to Lincoln Speedway Saturday night for the $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic IX.

Season Stats

60 races, 0 wins, 5 top 5’s, 14 top 10’s, 29 top 15’s

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USAC/AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship Returns To Circle City Raceway Friday

(Indianapolis, IN) The stars of the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship Series make their Indianapolis, IN return this coming Friday night, September 16. It will be the final appearance of the season for the series, which has had two highly entertaining events at the -mile track dating back to its first appearance one year ago. Friday night’s event is presented by Mastin and Cain Warehousing Services.

Justin Grant has a 100+ point lead in the current standings as the series enters the doubleheader weekend with Circle City’s Friday night event followed by Tri-State Speedway on Saturday night. Grant has claimed five victories on the season, while second place pointman, Brady Bacon, has taken four wins. C.J. Leary, the winner in July at Circle City, sits third in the standings, while Robert Ballou and Emerson Axsom complete the top five.

In the series’ previous two appearances at the Marion County Fairgrounds track, it was very noticeable that multiple lanes were available to race on. At the Sprint Week event in July, Leary followed Bacon for much of the event but moved to the top in the final five laps to take the lead and eventual win. Grant started 12th in the event and marched his way up to the second spot, nearly taking the victory.

The first ever appearance came one year ago when Tanner Thorson was able to hold off a strong pack of challengers. Thorson ran around the top lane, while Kevin Thomas, Jr. and others battled on the bottom.

This Friday’s race will also feature the USAC Speed2 Midwest Thunder Midgets and the Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Car Club for an action-packed show.

Pit gates will open at 3:00 PM, grandstands at 5:30, hotlaps will start at 6:30, with qualifying and racing to follow.

Grandstand admission is $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, veterans, military, first responders, and teachers with ID, and $10 for kids 9-12. Tickets are free for children eight and under. Tickets will be sold at the gate upon arrival.

For more information on the event, visit www.circlecityraceway.com, www.trackenterprises.com, and www.usacracing.com.

UPCOMING USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT

DATE: Friday, September 16, 2022

SERIES: USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship

TRACK: Circle City Raceway (Indianapolis, Indiana) – 1/4-mile dirt oval

EVENT: USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship & USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 Midgets Presented by Mastin & Cain Warehousing Services

STARTING TIMES:

Pits Open at 3pm

Spectator Gates Open at 5:30pm

Drivers Meeting at 6pm

Hot Laps at 6:30pm

Qualifying & Racing to Follow

(All Times Eastern)

TICKETS:

General Admission Tickets available at the ticket booth the day of the event:

$30 Adults

$25 Seniors, Veterans, Military, First Responders and Teachers with ID - Presented by the Hoosier Lottery

$10 Children Ages 9-12

Free for Children Ages 8 & Under

TRACK ADDRESS: 7300 East Troy Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46239

TRACK PHONE: (317) 746-6928

TRACK WEBSITE: http://www.circlecityraceway.com/

MEDIA COVERAGE:

Watch LIVE on http://www.FloRacing.com/at https://bit.ly/3frPoW6.

Listen LIVE on the USAC app on your phone or online at http://mixlr.com/usac-official/

Follow along with live updates on https://www.facebook.com/usacracing/ & https://twitter.com/USACNation

Live timing on the Race Monitor app

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT

Formats may be altered from base formats listed here at the discretion of the chief steward.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifying is two (2) laps to be run consecutively with the fastest lap counting as the official qualifying time.

HEAT RACES

10 laps. Top-6 cars are inverted in each heat race based on qualifying results. The fastest car starts 6th, the second fastest car starts 5th and so on. For the 4th row on back, cars will line up straight up, based on their qualifying times.

HEAT #1:

4 Heats: Cars qualifying 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21 will start in inverted order. Cars qualifying 25, 29, and so on will start behind invert.

3 Heats: Cars qualifying 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16 will start in inverted order. Cars qualifying 19, 22, and so on will start behind invert.

HEAT #2:

4 Heats: Cars qualifying 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22 will start in inverted order. Cars qualifying 26, 30, and so on will start behind invert.

3 Heats: Cars qualifying 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17 will start in inverted order. Cars qualifying 20, 23, and so on will start behind invert.

HEAT #3:

4 Heats: Cars qualifying 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23 will start in inverted order. Cars qualifying 27, 31, and so on will start behind invert.

3 Heats: Cars qualifying 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 will start in inverted order. Cars qualifying 21, 24, and so on will start behind invert.

HEAT #4:

Cars qualifying 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 will start in inverted order. Cars qualifying 28, 32 and so on will start behind invert.

C-MAIN (IF NEEDED)

10 laps. The 15th through 28th fastest cars in qualifying that did not transfer through the heat races will line up straight-up in the C-Main. Top-4 finishers will start in the last two rows of the semi-feature based on their finishing order in the C-Main.

SEMI-FEATURE:

12 laps. The 14 fastest cars in qualifying that did not transfer through the heat races will line up straight-up in the semi-feature event. Finishers 1-6 earn a spot in the feature event if 4 heats were held. Finishers 1-7 earn a spot in the feature event if 3 heats were held.

FEATURE:

30 laps. 22 starting cars (not including earned provisionals). Starting positions determined by qualifying time, 6 fastest at the front, with the 6 fastest qualifiers who transferred through their heat races inverted by their qualifying time in the first three rows, positions 1-6. The fastest car starts 6th, the second fastest car starts 5th and so on. If a heat race winner is not in the top-6 inversion, that driver will line up directly behind the six-car invert, based on their qualifying time, from fastest to slowest, followed by the balance of the field based on qualifying time.

SPRINT TIRE RULES:

Right rear: 105/18-15 Medium, Hard, F85A

Left rear: Hoosier

Right front: Hoosier

Left front: Hoosier

**MUFFLERS ARE MANDATORY**

RACE OFFICIALS:

Race Director: Kirk Spridgeon

USAC MEMBERSHIP:

Must be a member to earn points

Must be a member to earn contingency awards

Member insurance is $200,000 excess medical

Visit www.usacracing.org to apply for membership

USAC RADIO FREQUENCY

464.5500

Mandatory Driver Radio is Required

SPRINT FEATURE POINTS/PURSE STRUCTURE:

POS. PTS. PURSE

1 70 $5,000

2 67 $2,500

3 64 $1,250

4 61 $1,000

5 58 $900

6 55 $850

7 52 $800

8 49 $775

9 46 $750

10 43 $725

11 41 $700

12 39 $675

13 37 $650

14 35 $625

15 33 $600

16 31 $575

17 29 $550

18 27 $525

19 25 $500

20 23 $500

21 23 $500

22 23 $500

**Non-Transfers: $150

 

 

Kalib Henry Makes Noise at Gold Cup Race of Champions

PETERSEN MEDIA: Teaming back up with McColloch Motorsports to take on the NOS Energy Drink Series World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at the Gold Cup Race of Champions, Kalib Henry made some noise as he battled up front during his prelim night before scoring a 12th place finish during Saturday night’s championship finale.

“It was a great week, and I can’t thank Nick, Kerry, and my Dad for busting their tails all weekend long,” Kalib Henry said. “We ran really well during our preliminary night on Thursday, and that set us up really well for Saturday’s finale.”

Timing the McColloch’s RV Repair/Davis Truck Painting/Driven Homes Inc. backed No. 17 in eighth fastest in qualifying time trials, Henry lined up in the third row of his heat race.

Needing to transfer through his heat to earn the pole in the preliminary night feature event, Henry would do just that as he was able to work his way into fourth when his heat came to a close.

With the top eight qualifiers that transferred through their heats inverted, Henry indeed found himself on the pole of the 30-lap feature event.

When the feature event came to life, it was young Ryan Timms getting the early jump, but Henry was right with him as he ran in the second position and kept Timms within striking distance as he would soon feel pressure from Kyle Larson in the race’s opening handful of laps.

As the leaders quickly found traffic, a three headed battle up front between Henry, Timms, and Larson saw Henry grab command of the race lead on the eighth and ninth laps before slipping back to third officially on the 10th lap as the trio traced wheel-to-wheel.

Continuing to keep himself cemented in contention on Thursday night, a lapped car would force Henry to check up with five laps to go and it allowed Brad Sweet and James McFadden to both slip by.

Running strong in fifth, Henry capped off a very good night with a fifth-place finish that ultimately put him eighth overall in event points heading into Saturday’s finale.

Lining up on the pole of his heat race, a win would lock him into the Dash, and a finish anywhere inside the Top-Four would also lock him directly into the 40-lap feature event.

Henry would get the lead at the race’s onset, but a great start fourth starting Logan Schuchart dropped Henry back to second as the field raced down the back stretch.

Keeping pace with Schuchart, Henry’s second place effort locked him into the 40-lap Gold Cup Race of Champions ‘A’ Main where he would roll off the starting grid from the 12th starting position.

On a freshly manicured Silver Dollar Speedway surface, Henry was very fast in the opening stages of the feature event as he was able to work his way into the Top-10 and look for another top finish with the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’.

Running in ninth during the back half of the feature, Henry would start to blister a right-rear tire as he began to lose the handle as the track slicked off. While he would fall out of the Top-10, Henry still was able to cap his Gold Cup off with a 12th place finish.

“I am really thankful to everyone that made this weekend possible,” Henry said. “It was good to get back to racing against the World of Outlaws, and I am very proud of what our team was able to do on the track.”

McColloch Motorsports would like to thank McColloch’s RV Repair, Davis Truck Painting, Driven Homes, Inc., ART Speed Equipment, Hansen Machine, Rockstar Services, and Gary Morgan Graphics for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 12, Wins: 1, Top-5’s: 4, Top-10’s- 9

ON TAP: McColloch Motorsports and Kalib Henry will be back in action during the Fall Nationals in Chico, CA.

 

 

WESTERN MIDGET RACING RETURNS SATURDAY TO ADOBE MOUNTAIN FOR SIXTH 2022 APPEARANCE

WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (September 14, 2022) – Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction makes its sixth Adobe Mountain Speedway appearance of the season with Saturday’s race in Glendale, Ariz. The race also serves as the 22nd race of the 2022 season.

The 2022 campaign opened with three consecutive races at Adobe Mountain, with 2021 champion Blake Bower of Brentwood, Calif., Surprise, Ariz.’s Drake Edwards, and Peoria, Ariz.’s Cory Brown earning the wins. Brown went on to win again in both April and May, giving him three consecutive wins on the 1/5th mile bullring located north of Phoenix.

Since the May 7 Adobe round, WMR has staged 12 races across five different tracks with Bower emerging with the championship lead. Bower leads Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse by 64-points in the championship. Oakley’s Bryant Bell has advanced to third in the standings. Brown is tied with Lodi, Calif.’s Nate Wait for fourth in the championship.

Brown is the highest points earner in the five Adobe races this year followed by Hawse and Surprise, Ariz.’s Kyle Huttenhow in the No. 57 Triple-X Chassis. Chloe High of Goodyear, Ariz. has driven the No. 3AZ Ellis Chassis to fourth in the Adobe rundown ahead of Phoenix’s Lonnie Oliver. Other drivers with multiple starts at Glendale this year include Todd Hawse of Moorpark, Calif., Goodyear, Ariz.’s Tyler High, Tyler Rodriguez of Peoria, Ariz., and Fresno’s David Prickett.

Western Midget Racing will be joined by winged NOW 600 Micro Sprints, Mini Late Models, and Jr. Sprints. Pit gates open at 2pm with the pit meeting at 5pm and hot laps to follow.

Teams who travel from more than 240 miles to compete will be eligible for a part of the $400 in road warrior money offered at each round this season.

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

Car construction details are available at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or find the series on Facebook!

 

 

Halligan’s Tuscarora 50 Weekend: If It Could Go Wrong, It Did

Team Remains Positive and Determined Entering Final Month of 2022 Season

Port Royal, PA – September 14, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

It was finally the weekend Jeff Halligan had been waiting for, and preparing for, all season. It was Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal Speedway. Every lap he had made this season and every wrench the crew turned was for the end goal of having a shot at the big pot of gold at the end of the Tuscarora 50 rainbow.

They certainly seemed to be doing the right things and be on track to have a legitimate shot. Halligan sat third in the speedway’s championship season point standings and had two victories to his name in 2022.

September 8: Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA

[49 cars, Qualifying 2nd in Group E, Heat 1st (1), Dash 7th (6), A-main 27th (7)]

Opening night of the three day event saw 49 teams register for the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) sanctioned show, triggering the five group/five heat format for the series.

Halligan laid down the 2nd best lap in the fifth and final qualifying group, giving him the pole for the heat race, alongside Brian Brown. Jeff used the low line off turn four at the drop of the green to beat Brown to turn one. Using the high side, he wound up his No.45, beating the Missouri driver off turn two and he never looked back. He went on to win heat race number five by 1.832 seconds.

The heat win put Halligan in the dash, assuring him of a top ten starting spot in the $6,000 to win main event. The Ephrata, PA driver pulled the number six pill in the redraw, putting him outside row three for the 6-lap race.

Halligan held the 6th spot until the final lap when a large lump of clay impacted the front end of his machine, crushing the radiator and oil tank, breaking lines in the process. With smoke trailing off the left side headers, he managed to get to the finish line but slipped back to 7th.

The Risser Motorsports crew went to work immediately upon Halligan’s return pit-side. Dislodging the clay and crumpled sheet metal was a chore on its own. Once those were out of the way, the damage to lines and connections for the oil tank and radiator was determined to be extensive enough that an engine change was necessary.

In the short window of time between the dash and the A-main, the team managed to pull the motor and prepare its replacement but ran out of time to drop it between the rails of Halligan’s Panther Chassis.

Instead of taking the green for the 30-lap A-main from his rightful 7th spot, Halligan borrowed the 77k of BK Motorsports and dropped to the rear of the field per the rules. He took the green, then pulled off the racing surface, officially credited with a 27th place finish.

It was an unlucky and disappointing end to a night that had the makings of a top ten, or possibly top five run.

September 9: The Night Before the 50 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA

[52 cars, Qualifying 3rd in Group A, Heat 11th (2)]

Friday’s car count grew to 52 for the $8,000 to win ‘Night Before the 50’ show. The five group/five heat format was once again in play.

Halligan’s night started off once again on a positive note when he logged the 3rd quickest lap in Group A. The lap placed him on the outside front row of the first heat race.

When the green flag dropped on the start of the heat race at the chalk line in turn four, Halligan’s mount stumbled slightly before it reached full song. It was enough to drop him to 4th by the end of lap one.

Halligan battled to recover the lost ground but was still sitting 4th with two laps remaining when disaster struck. He made contact with the outside wall between turns one and two. The resulting damage to the rear of the car was severe. The team went to work removing the destroyed axle and suspension parts. As they prepared to install a new rear end, frame damage was discovered that meant the Risser Motorsports / TheTreeCenter.com / Victory Auto of Lewistown / EMM Sales & Service / Jake’s Golf Carts / Pine Hill Trailers / Keystone Ag Spraying, No.45 was done for night.

September 10: 55th Annual Tuscarora 50 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA

[55 cars, Qualifying 19th in Flight B, Heat 5th (7), B-main 5th (12), Non-Qualifiers Feature 2nd (1)]

Saturday’s program leveraged its own unique format (details below) to determine who got a piece of the lucrative pie known as the 55th Annual Tuscarora 50. The largest piece, the winner’s share, grew from its original $55,000 to $60,000 just hours before the finale thanks to a generous sponsor.

After spending a long night and morning preparing their second car for the task, Jeff Halligan and the Risser Motorsports team were ready to compete along with 54 other teams.

Halligan’s pill draw placed him next to last in the Flight 2 qualifying order. He ended his run ranked 19th of the 27 cars in the group.

From his 7th starting spot in the 8-lap heat race, from which only the top three would transfer directly to the 50-lap A-main, Halligan had his work cut out for him. He managed to grab 6th on the opening lap, then reached 5th with two laps remaining, but that was where the climb ended.

Rolling to the green flag for the 12-lap B-main from the 12th spot, Halligan once again had a tall order in front of him. Only the top four finishers would make the field for the prestigious Tuscarora 50.

Halligan nearly pulled it off. Charging his way through the field, he claimed the 5th spot on the final lap, but crossed the line one spot short of the goal. It was a valiant effort but a bitter disappointment for the team that had achieved so much success at Port Royal Speedway thus far in 2022.

There was some good news. For the 20th year in a row, the family and friends of the late Will Gamble of Port Royal presented the Will Gamble Determination Award. Jeff Halligan was the recipient of this year’s $500 award.

The final event of the evening provided Halligan with another unique opportunity. The 20-lap non-qualifiers feature not only offered $2,000 to the winner, it guaranteed them a starting spot in next year’s Tuscarora 50 which also carried a minimum $2,000 prize.

Halligan started on the pole of the non-qualifier’s feature but fell to 2nd on the opening lap. He chased down race-long leader Sye Lynch on lap ten and wrestled the lead away. Halligan’s car seemed to be much better on the long runs that it was on the start.

A late caution set up a short two lap sprint to the finish. Halligan held off Lynch to the white flag, but the No.42 was building momentum and challenged for the lead on the final lap. He managed to slip by, winning by just 0.683 seconds over Halligan.

At least this time the car was in one piece, but much like the rest of the weekend, the result fell short of the potential.

Weekend Wrap-up

“That three days felt like three weeks.“, a mentally and physically exhausted Halligan said.

“Everyone worked so hard all weekend to try keep us going. I owe a lot to everyone who has helped me, not only this weekend but all season long. Thank you, Kyle Defibaugh, Jeff Defibaugh, John Simmons, Brian Mullen, Brent Risser and Roger Duttry.”

Halligan added, “We also want to give a huge shout out to Tom and Fran Chiappelli for lending us a motor from their Golden Flavor Sesame Sticks team to run Saturday. They are super people, and we truly appreciate what they did for us.”

“Last year we crashed on Thursday night and that was the end of our Tuscarora 50 attempt. We worked hard all year to build our program depth and be better prepared for the big shows. Even if nothing goes wrong, it’s not easy to run three straight days. When you have a weekend like we did, it’s really tough. It didn’t go how we envisioned, but we made it all the way through the weekend and we’re proud of that, as well as everything we have accomplished this season. We’re going the right direction with our program.”

Up Next

Tentatively Halligan and the Risser Motorsports team will be in action Saturday night with the All Star Circuit of Champions at the Dirt Classic IX at Lincoln Speedway, however they will make a final decision later this week.

Port Royal Speedway will remain the primary focus for Halligan for the balance of 2022. The team will compete there with the World of Outlaws on October 7th & 8th, then again on October 14th as part of the Short Track Super Series Modified event.

Season Stats

40 races, 2 wins, 11 top 5’s, 18 top 10’s, 24 top 15’s

 

 

NKTelco Broadband Bonus Worth $40K for 4-Crown Sweep;

Winning Driver Would Pocket $80,000 at Eldora Speedway

ROSSBURG, Ohio, Sept. 14 – In recognition of the 40th running of the 4-Crown Nationals Sept. 23-24 at Eldora Speedway, track officials announced today that the event will offer a new special award — the NKTelco Broadband Bonus. If a driver sweeps all four features during the Saturday night finale on Sept. 24, he or she will earn a $40,000 bonus. With the bonus plus $10,000-per-feature winner’s purse, the winning driver would earn $80,000.

The Saturday night, Sept. 24 program features the USAC NOS Energy Drink national midgets, USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars, USAC Silver Crown, and the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars. Friday night’s racing card on Sept. 23 consists of full programs for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink sprint cars and USAC NOS Energy Drink national midgets plus USAC Silver Crown Series qualifying.

Legendary driver Jack Hewitt is the only driver to sweep the 4-Crown Nationals. In 1998 Hewitt posted victories in the USAC national sprint cars, midgets, and Silver Crown plus the UMP modified features.

This year’s 4-Crown features’ posted purses total nearly $215,000. Saturday night’s purse has increased nearly 40 percent from 2021, not including the NKTelco Broadband Bonus.

About Eldora:

Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004.

 

 

Mike Marlar at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Friday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m.; Auction Saturday at Noon!

Knoxville, IA, September 13, 2022 – Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tennessee will be this year’s subject of our Q&A interview at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum during the running of the 18th Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals! The interview will be conducted by 2014 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Dave Argabright at the 11:00 a.m. on the museum’s second floor, Friday, September 16. Fans are welcome to attend with paid admission to the museum.

Marlar has won three of the last five Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals championships, and is third on the all-time late model win list at Knoxville with five victories. He was the 2018 World of Outlaws late model champion, and has racked up ten wins this year.

Don’t forget the annual Late Model Nationals auction will take place at Noon on Saturday, September 17, on the second floor of the museum!

Join the fun and help raise thousands of dollars for two great non-profit museums, the Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame in Florence, Kentucky, and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, while adding to your own collection of racing memorabilia or getting head start on your Christmas shopping!

Spend your week with us in the air-conditioned museum, open daily from 8 a.m. until the checkered flag falls! We think you’ll like your experience with us!

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

SPRINT CARS AND MODIFIEDS IN SATURDAY’S GLEN HOWARD MEMORIAL AT PERRIS

(Perris, CA, September 12, 2022) This Saturday night, September 17th, Perris Auto Speedway will play host to the 14th annual Glen Howard Memorial. The exciting show will feature the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Lucas Oil POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints, and The PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprints. Spectator gates for the open wheel extravaganza will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will be at 7:00.

Saturday’s race honors the late Glen Howard, who was a jack of all trades when it came to racing. He was a driver, car owner, innovator, official, and racing entrepreneur. He spent his entire adult life around the sport and helped hundreds of drivers along the way. Whether it meant advising on setups, driving tips, or letting someone have credit for parts needed to get a car on the track, Howard never turned anyone down. His love for the sport and seeing it survive meant the world to him. Thus, Saturday’s race holds a special meaning for every competitor on the track.

“We started the Glen Howard Memorial in 2008 after Glen passed away,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “At that time, virtually every driver in the series knew Glen. Either as an official, car owner, or through his business. So, right out of the bag, this race was a big deal and everybody really wanted to win it. These days, many of the drivers from the first few editions of the race are no longer racing. Except for a handful of drivers who were racing back then, a majority of the field these days may not have known Glen. However, a crew member or a parent may have been racing or been around him. They have passed on the importance of the race to these younger drivers. Thus, it remains one of the most significant and coveted races on our schedule.”

Staged every year at The PAS, eight different drivers have won the sought-after race. Three of the eight – Damion Gardner, Austin Williams, and Charles Davis Jr. – will be in action on Saturday. Gardner, the nine-time USAC/CRA champion from Concord, California, leads the way with four Glen Howard Memorial wins. Williams, from Corona, has two, and Buckeye, Arizona’s Charles Davis Jr. has one win. Davis’s victory came last year and he warmed up for this week’s race by winning the last sprint car race at The PAS on August 20th. Starting ninth in the 30-lap main event on that night, Davis, driving his brilliant yellow #47, methodically worked his way to the front. In storybook fashion, he blew past Gardner going down the back straightaway on the last lap sending the crowd into a frenzy.

“Many of the people in attendance said it was the greatest race in our 26-year history,” Kazarian stated. “It would be hard to argue that point. Charles Davis junior smoked some of the best drivers west of the Mississippi including the nine-time series champion on the last lap. The ovation he got when he climbed out of that car was incredible. On top of everything else, it could not happen to a nicer guy. He is one of the really good guys in the sport. Anybody who is counting him out this Saturday night, better look back at the video from last month. He is always a contender at Perris Auto Speedway.”

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Charles Davis Jr, the defending Glen Howard Memorial winner, and victor in the last sprint car race
at The PAS in August. Doug Allen Photo.

Glen Howard Memorial Winners

2008 Tony Jones

2009 Bryan Clauson

2010 Cory Kruseman

2011 Nic Faas

2012 Mike Spencer

2013 Nic Faas

2014 Damion Gardner

2015 Damion Gardner

2016 Austin Williams

2017 Damion Gardner

2018 Damion Gardner

2019 Austin Williams

2020 Canceled

2021 Charles Davis Jr.

While the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will headline Saturday’s show, there will also be four other classes in action. The Modifieds will be on hand for their final IMCA points race of 2022. Randy Thornell, who was The PAS Modified champion 15-years-ago, has a commanding 21-point lead over Guatay’s Andy Papp.

For the first time since 2018, lightning sprints will be racing at The PAS. The former home track of the California Lightning Sprint Car Series, Saturday will be the first-ever appearance of the Lucas Oil POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Series on the famous half-mile clay oval. Lightnings were a regular part of the PAS schedule from the first year the track opened in 1996 through 2018. Drivers who graduated from the lightning sprints included five-time USAC/CRA champion Mike Spencer, “Dynamite” David Cardey, and USAC National star Darren Hagen.

The PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprint Cars will round out Saturday’s show with heats and main events. Seligman, Arizona’s Richard McCormick is the current point leader in the Senior Sprints, and recent high school graduate Stevie Rogers of Apple Valley leads the way in the Young Guns.

Adult tickets for Saturday’s show are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6 to 12, it is just $5.00. Children 5 and under are admitted free. There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday, this event will not sell out. For those who wish to purchase advance tickets, they are available 24 hours a day online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7/event/1256365 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in the city of Paris (91767). The fairgrounds charges $10 for parking

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

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Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, Anderson Chevrolet, Battery Systems, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Heimark/Anheuser Busch, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Performance Online, Pole Position Raceway, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rene’s Bar & Grill, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

Video and DVD productions of all racing sprint cars events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the website LoudPedal Productions.

DVDs of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

Perris Auto Speedway 2022 Schedule

September 10th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS/IMCA STOCK CARS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA SPORT COMPACTS. (Note; No IMCA Points will be awarded for this event due to the IMCA Super Nationals running on this weekend. PASSCAR points will be awarded for this event).

September 17th "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR/YOUNG GUNS SPRINT CARS, IMCA MODIFIEDS, Lucas Oil POWRi SOUTHWEST LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS, AND WRA VINTAGE CARS ON DISPLAY. PLUS “POWER OF PURPLE NIGHT” BENEFITING THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE RIVERSIDE COUNTY EAST

September 24th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS/IMCA STOCK CARS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA SPORT COMPACTS

October 1st AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR/YOUNG GUNS SPRINT CARS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

October 15th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIII DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

October 22nd PASSCAR “CHAMPION’S NIGHT” SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS/IMCA STOCK CARS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS, PAS MODIFIEDS AND PAS SPORT COMPACTS

November 2nd 26TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS - Practice Night

November 3rd 26TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS - AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL AND AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS

November 4th 26TH Annual HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER Oval NATIONALS - AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL AND AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS

November 5th 26TH Annual HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISEROVAL NATIONALS - AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL AND AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS

November 12th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IX DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

 

Lucas Oil Speedway Spotlight: WAR sprint champ Schudy seeks elusive Hockett-McMillin Memorial triumph

WHEATLAND, MO. (Sept. 13, 2022) - After finishing off his first Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League championship, Kory Schudy can envision no better way to top it off than winning one of his sport’s biggest events.

“It’s a big race for us. It’s huge,” Schudy said of the 12th annual Jesse Hockett-Daniel McMillin Memorial, kicking off its three-day run on Thursday at Lucas Oil Speedway.

“For us regional guys, it’s the biggest race of the year,” continued Schudy, a 37-year-old from Springfield who has already locked up the POWRi WAR points chase. “We look at Jesse Hockett as a local legend. You definitely want to put your name on that win list.”

Schudy thought 2021 might have been his year, driving to a feature win on a preliminary night. But he came up short in the big show on Saturday, finishing fifth after winding up fourth the previous year.

“It would mean everything,” Schudy said of winning the final-night feature, worth $4,077 and a priceless amount of prestige. “We’ve won some races around here, but that one keeps eluding us. Last year was definitely our best shot. They did a little track prep right before the race and we missed it just a little bit and that was on us.

“Hopefully, everything goes right and this can be our year.”

More than 60 entries already are in the WAR field, which will run split-field preliminary nights on Thursday and Friday, leading up to Saturday finale. Feature winners the first two nights will earn $2,000.

The event recognizes the legacy of Jesse Hockett, from Warsaw, Missouri, who was a star in both the winged and non-wing sprint divisions when he lost his life in a shop accident in 2010. His cousin and crew chief, Daniel McMillin, was killed in an automobile accident in 2006.

Schudy said he didn’t have a chance to race against Hockett, but saw him race many times and that made a lasting impression when finally making the transition from micro-sprints to midgets and eventually wingless sprint cars.

“He definitely was a true talent,” Schudy said of Hockett.

Schudy has earned three WAR feature victories this season en route to the title, a season after earning the USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association title in 2021.

“We only had one or two nights that weren’t up to par, but we had three wins and finished second a lot,” he said of the 2022 season. “It’s definitely been a season to be proud of.”

It’s been the continuation of a successful partnership with Jon Sawyer Racing over the last few years.

“It’s been a pretty good run with us,” said Schudy, who noted the partnership began in 2016.

“He’s in Strafford, we’re in Springfield. When you’re running Midgets, you know the guys in this area that have ‘em,” Schudy said. “It happened to work out one year at the Chili Bowl that I was looking for a ride and we were parked next to each other. It was kind of meant to be.”

Schudy is quick to credit brother Kris Schudy with taking care of the car at the track, plus a strong core of sponsors that have been around for multiple years. In addition to Jon Sawyer Racing, those include Empire Energy, VP Fuels, Champion Oil, Hughs Brothers, Sprint Lawn Care and Vehicles Unlimited.

The goal this weekend is to again have a successful preliminary night to gain a favorable starting position on Saturday, then let the chips fall where they may.

“It’s a big event with over 60 cars entered,” Schudy said. “You have to have some luck on your side and get through your prelim night. It definitely helps to get locked in and start up front with the competition that comes in for this one.”

On the winged side of the action, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series will point toward a $10,000 feature payoff on Saturday after $3,000-to-win preliminary night features.

ASCS format for the three-night affair has been adjusted to remove the duel heat-race format in favor of the current qualifying format utilized by the Lucas Oil ASCS. One difference from the current format will be that teams will hot lap and qualify at the same time, with each hot lap-qualifying group split so no more than five cars will be on track at one time.

Drivers will complete all three nights with event points awarded every time a driver enters the track in order to set the field on Saturday. Event points are different from the qualifying/passing points and are not used to set nightly lineups.
The change comes as tires continue to be an issue across the industry, as well as eliminate unnecessary time on the track to quicken the event and reduce wear on the cars.

The heat and qualifier format was used to take the issue of the draw out of the equation, but with the current ASCS National Tour format, that has been addressed.

J.J. Hickle of Quilcene, Washington, captured the ASCS final-night feature one year ago at the Hockett-McMillin Memorial while Wesley Smith of Nixa, Missouri, is reigning champ of the POWRi WAR Sprint League.

Hockett-McMillin Schedule/Admission:
(Thursday-Friday)
Grandstands Open: 4 p.m.
Draw/Check-In: 4 p.m.
Drivers' Meeting: 5 p.m.
Hot Laps: 6 p.m.
Racing: 7:05 p.m.
Grandstand Admission adults (16 and up) - $25
Seniors (62 and up)/Military - $22
Youth (6-15) - $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass (click here for more info) - $55
Pit Pass - $40
3-Day Pit Pass - $125

(Saturday)
Grandstands Open: 4 p.m.
Drivers' Meeting: 4:45 p.m.
Hot Laps: 5:30 p.m.
Racing: 6:35 p.m.
Adults (16 and up) - $35
Seniors (62 and over)/Military - $32
Youth (6-15) - $10
Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Family Pass (click here more more info) - $80
Pit Pass - $45

To purchase tickets for any event on Lucas Oil Speedway's schedule, or to inquire about camping information, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 295-6043 or via email at nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com.

 

 

Mitchell Faccinto Nets World of Outlaws Top-10 During Gold Cup Prelim

PETERSEN MEDIA- Earning a Top-10 during his qualifying night at the Gold Cup Race of Champions in Chico, CA, Mitchell Faccinto raced his way into Saturday’s feature event before issues forced him to pull off the racing surface just 12 laps shy of the finish.

“Our Gold Cup didn’t get off to a great start with our qualifying effort and going out in the grease wasn’t ideal, but I thought we had good speed from that point on,” Mitchell Faccinto said. “We did what we needed to do to get a Top-10 on Thursday and that allowed us to race into Saturday’s ‘A’.”

Hitting Silver Dollar Speedway on Thursday night for his qualifying night at the 68th Gold Cup Race of Champions, Mitchell Faccinto lined his Tarlton and Son Inc./EZ Haul/Executive Auto Sales backed No. 21 in 17th fastest in time trials after being the second car out in the session.

Making the heat race inversion with the unique Gold Cup format that was in play, Faccinto capitalized on his front row starting position as he proceeded to pick up the win and make his way into the feature event in doing so.

Lining up 14th in the feature event, Faccinto was focused on picking up as many positions he could with points being the name of the game to set the Saturday night field.

With the racetrack racy in the feature, the Hanford, CA driver was able to work his way forward and crack the Top-10. Continuing to race hard, Faccinto’s ninth place finish in the main then ultimately put him in the second row of a Saturday night heat race.

Needing to finish inside the Top-Four in the heat race to lock into the Gold Cup Race of Champions feature, Faccinto would have a very good run as he worked his way to a second-place finish. The finish would successfully put Tarlton Motorsports in the feature as Faccinto rolled off the starting grid from the 10th starting position.

Taking the green flag from the fifth row against some of the top drivers in the world, Faccinto spent the early portion of the race working around the freshly manicured bullring running inside the Top-10 .

Slipping back to 12th on lap 13, Faccinto continued to battle as he went wheel to wheel with the likes of Donny Schatz, and former Tarlton Motorsports driver, Spencer Bayston.

As the laps clicked on Faccinto would slip back a few more positions before he opted to pull into the infield on the 28thlap and bring the Tarlton Motorsports team’s Gold Cup to an end.

“I have been happy with our speed that we have had battling the Outlaws the last few weeks, and I hope we can run really well at the Tarlton Classic on Friday night in Hanford, CA,’ Faccinto said. “Thanks to the Tarlton family for their continued support, and thanks to my guys for all of their hard work.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son Inc., EZ Haul, Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, System 1 Ignition, Vortex Wings, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 37, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 9, Top 10’s: 21.

ON TAP: Mitchell Faccinto and Tarlton Motorsports will tentatively be in action in Hanford, CA on Thursday for 360ci competition before battling with the World of Outlaws on Friday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Records Top-5 and Top-10 During Gold Cup Race of Champions

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to the Gold Cup Race of Champions over the weekend, Tanner Carrick entered the event with a slight chip on his shoulder after call against him while leading last year’s finale derailed his bid for his first ever World of Outlaws Sprint Car feature event win. Running well in 360ci action on Wednesday night, Carrick had a very good qualifying night before issues at the start of Saturday’s feature basically ended his race before it got started.”

“We set some lofty goals for our team for this year’s Gold Cup, and we felt short of that,” Carrick said. “It was a great team effort, but I am little disappointed with how our finale went.”

Carrick opened his 2022 Gold Cup Race of Champions up on Wednesday night with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and got off to a quick start as he timed the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil entry in second fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up on the pole of his heat, the inside line would prove to be tough with grease still occupying the lower groove of the speedway. With the outside pole sitter getting the jump, Carrick quickly settled into second to ensure himself the ninth starting position in the feature event.

Moving into the 30-lap SCCT feature, Carrick got off to a great start as he quickly jumped into the Top-Five on the race’s opening circuit. Running in fifth for the opening 15-laps, lap 16 saw Carrick jump into fourth as he looked for a way to get to the front and battle for the Wednesday night win.

A great run in traffic saw Carrick race into third, and then into second, but close wheel to wheel racing up front ultimately saw Carrick get shuffled back to fourth when the checkered flag flew.

Thursday night marked Carrick’s Gold Cup qualifying night, and he got the night underway by timing in ninth fastest in qualifying time trails.

Gridding the field from the second row in heat race competition, Carrick flexed his muscles as he gained valuable points by racing to a second-place finish and locked into the opening night feature event.

The feature event saw Carrick take the green flag from the inside of the fifth row as he looked to gain points to better himself for Saturday night’s Gold Cup Race of Champions finale.

Slipping back to 13th when the race went green, Carrick settled in and soon began making up for lost track position. Racing into 12th on the 20th lap, Carrick would move into 11th on lap 24, before getting back into the Top-10 with five laps left in the preliminary night feature event.

Once in 10th, Carrick would keep his machine locked in the spot as he accepted the checkered flag with a 10th place finish.

Finding himself in third for his Saturday night heat race, Carrick was able to maintain the position when the race went green as he finished third and was safely in the 40-lap Gold Cup Race of Champions feature event.

When the feature event finally rolled out, the initial went array for Carrick as he would be collected in an opening corner bottle neck which resulted in him coming to a stop and being forced to the tail of the field.

Back in 24th for the second attempted start, Carrick had his work cut out for himself against a very stout field.

Mired in traffic for the duration of the 40-lapper, Carrick capped his Gold Cup off with a 20th place finish after restarting the race from 21st.

“Thanks to my family and our guys for working so hard over an extremely hot week of racing,” Carrick said. “Our results weren’t quite what we had hoped for, but still proud of some of the things we did accomplish.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Hanson Truss, Eddie’s Lincoln Auto Body, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 49, Wins: 5, Top 5’s: 21, Top 10’s: 28

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will be off this weekend before traveling to Eldora Speedway next week to take part in the 4-Crown Nationals with Keith Kunz Motorsports.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1, and by clicking over to www.tannercarrick.com.

 

 

Sean Becker Scores Gold Cup Prelim Top-10 Before Racing into Saturday Night’s Gold Cup Race of Champions Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- Teaming back up with Vertullo Motorsports for the Gold Cup Race of Champions, Sean Becker would pocket a Top-10 during his preliminary night before racing into Saturday’s Gold Cup Race of Champions feature event.

“I am extremely grateful I got the opportunity to compete against the World of Outlaws,” Sean Becker said. “I always have fun running with the Vertullo team and am glad we had another chance to compete together.”

After running 10th with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Wednesday night to open up the week-long event, Becker and company were set to hit Silver Dollar Speedway on Thursday night for their qualifying night.

Timing in 10th fastest in qualifying time trials, Becker gridded the field from the fourth starting position in his heat race. Slipping back to finish sixth, Becker would find himself just on the outside of a transfer position and was forced into the ‘B’ Main.

Lining up on the pole of the ‘B’, Becker was in a great position to transfer into the feature event as he just needed to hang on to one of the top four finishing positions. Though he made it a little closer than he had hoped, Becker’s fourth place finish kept his night alive, and he would transfer into the ‘A’ and take the green flag from the 24th starting position.

From the very last starting position, Becker had his elbows up and jumped into 14th within the first four laps of the race.

Working his way into 12th by the 10th lap, Becker was coming to life as he briefly slipped back to 14th. Continuing to work around the track that has been so good to him over the course of his career, ‘The Shark’ made some big moves and jumped into the Top-10 by the 23rd lap, and then he moved into eighth with just five laps to go in the feature.

Hanging on to the position, Becker capped his night with KSE Hard Charger honors as he would ultimately find himself in the second row of the first heat on Saturday night.

With only four transfer positions up for grabs on this night, Becker secured his ticket into the Gold Cup ‘A’ as he finished 4th and put himself in the ninth row for the 40-lap feature.

Lining up 17th, Becker would be mired in the back against some of the world’s best and it made it tough to get a run going through the field. Going down a lap on the ninth circuit, ‘The Shark’ made the decision to call it a night.

“I wish we could have had a better run in the Saturday night feature, but I had a ton of fun working through the field during our prelim night,” Becker added.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-29, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 6, Top-10’s- 11

ON TAP: Becker’s next race at this time is TBD.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, or become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

 

 

Joel Myers Jr Runs Sixth with SCCT At Gold Cup Opener Before Tough Likes Strikes With World of Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA: Over the weekend in Chico, CA, Joel Myers took place in the 68th Gold Cup Race of Champions. After running sixth with the SCCT during Wednesday night’s opener, Myers would be hindered with tough luck during his Friday night prelim but did bounce back and transfer into Saturday’s ‘B’.

“Our week started off really well on Wednesday night and I had a lot of confidence heading into the Outlaw portion of the event,’ Joel Myers Jr said. “Unfortunately, our hood broke during our heat race, and tough we were able to get it fixed we had some more bad luck in the feature as a dirt clod got into a nozzle line and created a fuel leak and our night was ultimate over.”

During Wednesday night’s opening night event, Myers Jr timed the All About Fire Protection/Hi-Plains Budling Division/DirtDudes Excavating backed No. 46jr in second fastest in his qualifying group.

Hard racing in his heat race as he chased a spot in the High Sierra Industries Dash saw ‘Jr’ run some impressive laps as he raced to a win and successfully put his mount inside the Dash and also locked into the 30-lap feature event.

Running sixth in the Dash, Myers Jr then lined up sixth in the 30-lap feature event on a racing surface that had a lot of moisture and speed in it still despite extremely high temperatures that scorched the area all week long.

Settling into sixth when the ‘A’ came to life, Myers would spend much of his race looking for a way to race into the Top-Five as he battled with some regional ‘heavy hitters’. Getting into fifth on the 18th lap, a surging Kyle Larson would take the spot from his two laps later as ‘Jr’ slipped back to seventh during the closing stages of the race.

A late move on the 24th lap saw him power into sixth which is where the Sebastopol, CA driver would go on to finish.

Taking Thursday night off with his scheduled Gold Cup prelim night being Friday, Myers Jr timed in 17th fastest in time trials which did line him up on the front row of his heat race with the format that was in place.

Rolling out for his heat race, Myers Jr bad luck would strike during a quick hot lap as his hood would come loose and force him to pull into the work area where his team did all they could to fasten the broken hood to the car before he tagged the back of the field.

Finishing sixth in his heat, Myers Jr would switch hoods for the ‘B’ and take the green flag from the second row as he started the race inside a transfer position into the ‘A’.

As Myers settled into fourth when the race went green, he looked very sporty as he ran in the fourth and final transfer position. Looking to be well on his way into the ‘A’, an issue on lap nine saw debris get into the engine compartment and nock a nozzle line loose that led to a fuel leak. Feeling the cold fuel get on his fire suit, Myers Jr made the quick call to half spin and get his machine turned off.

Scored with an eighth-place finish, the 16-year-old was set to take the green flag from the 11th starting position in his Saturday night heat race.

On a very wet racing surface early in the night on Saturday, Myers Jr would do all he could from the last row of his heat race as he picked up a few positions and finished eighth.

With each position gained he improved his starting position in his next race as he found himself on the front row of the ‘C’.

Maintaining the second position in the ‘C’, Myers Jr kept his night alive as he transferred into the ‘B’ where he rolled off the starting grid from the 15th starting position.

Getting into the semi, Myers Jr was chasing after one of four transfer positions into the 40-lap feature events as lined up in the back of a very strong semi-main. With the elbows up, Myers Jr gave it his all as he looked for a way through the field but just simply couldn’t get going.

When the 12-lap race came to a close, Myer Jr ended his Gold Cup with an 11th place finish in the ‘B’.

“We had really good speed I feel like, but you can’t start in the back with the Outlaws and expect to have good nights,” Myers Jr said. “It was a tough hand we got dealt, but my guys worked hard and nobody gave up.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Hi-Plains Building Division, DirtDudes Excavating, PitStopUSA, System 1 Ignition, Weld, Smith Ti, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, Triple X Race Co., and Ogio, for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 48, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 12, Top-10’s-20

ON TAP: Myers Jr will be back in action with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday night in Hanford, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @Racing46Jr, Instagram @Racing46jr, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

 

 

Short Track Nationals Continues to Get Juiced Up!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 13, 2022) – I-30 Speedway’s upcoming 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires just keeps getting better with each passing day.

Not only has more than another $5,000 been injected into the feature purse, but the Thursday portion will now be the rescheduled 15th Annual “Ralph Henson Tribute” that fell victim to Mother Nature this past weekend rather than a simple Test ‘N Tune.

The STN set for September 30 and October 1 offers up a winner’s share of $15,041 and $1,100 to start.

And money has been added to the second, third and fourth-place finishing positions with the runner-up slot now slated to pay $7,500 rather than the initially announced amount of $5,000. Third-place has been boosted by $2,500 as well to $5,000 with fourth place set to pay $2,500.

The added money now pushes the Saturday feature purse to a minimum of $51,291 with the feature money for the two nights approaching the $70K mark at $69,891.

And now toss in a $5,646-to-win “Tuneup” on Thursday night, September 29, with the makeup of the “Ralph Henson Tribute” that will determine the 2022 I-30 Speedway track champion. The track champion will secure a provisional starting position into the Saturday, October 1, STN championship finale if needed.

Derek Hagar holds a slim three-point lead over Cody Gardner in the I-30 Speedway track championship chase going into STN weekend with defending champ Howard Moore still within striking distance at 27 points off the lead pace.

Entries for the event have already started flowing into the I-30 Speedway track office. Pre-entries submitted by Tuesday, September 27, are $100 and include a free two-day driver pit pass. Entries after September 27 are $100 with no pit pass included. The entry form is available at https://www.i-30speedway.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=760397.

Reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion Blake Hahn of Sapulpa, OK, has found the high-banked, -mile I-30 Speedway clay oval to his liking in recent years by topping three of the last four renditions of the Short Track Nationals.

After going back-to-back in 2018 and 2019, Hahn made a lap 39 move past Jordon Mallett and then beat defending STN champ Sam Hafertepe, Jr., to the stripe for his third STN crown. Mallett and Hafertepe, Jr., topped the preliminary “Twin 20’s” on Friday night to set the stage for Saturday’s finale.

Hahn’s triumph matched Steve Kinser’s three STN titles in the early years of the event while Hall of Famers Sammy Swindell and Gary Wright lead the way with five and four victories, respectively.

Other drivers with multiple STN wins include Paul McMahan and Tony Bruce, Jr., with single wins posted by the likes of Hafertepe, Jr., NASCAR star Christopher Bell, reigning World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet, Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray and John Gerloff.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: September 29 through October 1, 2022.

Thursday, September 29 - $5,646-to-win ASCS Mid-South sanctioned “15th Annual Ralph Henson Tribute

Friday, September 30 – 35th Annual Short Track preliminary that culminates with $1,500-to-win “Twin 20’s” with top two from each feature locking into the STN finale.

Saturday, October 1 – 35th Annual Short Track Nationals championship finale.

The Format: Friday’s preliminary event will be contested under a derivative of the All Star Circuit of Champions format, with group qualifying establishing heat race lineups with an invert of four in each heat race. The Friday preliminary will conclude with “Twin 20’s”, a pair of $1,500-to-win 20-lap “A” Main events.

The top two from each of the “Twin 20’s” will be locked into Saturday night’s “Dash for Cash” and the championship main event.

Friday events points accumulated will be carried over to Saturday night, with another set of heats utilizing passing points added to the Friday total to set the championship feature lineups. The top two in combined points from Friday night and the Saturday heat races with join Friday’s four lock-ins in the Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash”. The next eight in points will occupy STN championship feature positions 7-14 with the balance of the field in “B” and “C” Mains. Three will transfer from both “B” Mains to set the 20-car feature field. The 21st position is reserved for this year’s I-30 Speedway track champion if necessary.

The Feature Purse:

October 1, STN Finale: 1st - $15,041, 2nd - $7,500, 3rd - $5,000, 4th - $2,500, 5th - $2,000, 6th - $1,700, 7th - $1,600, 8th - $1,500, 9th - $1,450, 10th - $1,400, 11th - $1,350, 12th - $1,300, 13th - $1,200, 14th - $1,150, 15th - $1,100, 16th - $1,100, 17th- $1,100, 18th - $1,100, 19th - $1,100, 20th - $1,100.

September 30 STN Preliminary “Twin 20’s”: 1st - $1,500, 2nd - $750, 3rd - $650, 4th - $625, 5th - $600, 6th - $550, 7th - $525, 8th - $500, 9th - $450, 10th - $400, 11th - $350, 12th - $325, 13th - $300, 14th - $275, 15th - $250, 16th - $250, 17th - $250, 18th - $250, 19th - $250, 20th - $250.

The Past Winners:

2021-Blake Hahn

2020–Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2019-Blake Hahn

2018-Blake Hahn

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Tickets: Advance two-day tickets are $45.

Day of show prices are $20 on Friday and $30 on Saturday.

Children under 12 are admitted free on both nights courtesy of Dairy Queen.

To order tickets or for more information, check online at https://i-30speedway.com/short-track-nationals/ or call the track at 501-455-4567.

Pit passes are $40 on both Friday and Saturday. Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

The Broadcast: If you can’t make it to the STN to catch all the breathtaking action in person, no need to fret as you can catch it all live online at www.floracing.com.

For more information regarding I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals, check at www.i-30speedway.com or call the track at 501-455-4567.

 

 

PGC and Foss team up to provide commemorative watch to winner of Race to Hunting Season!

 09-13-2022

Coming up this Saturday!

The PA Game commission has teamed up with Foss Jewelers to provide the winner of the Race to Hunting Season Race with this commemorative Belair watch!

Belair has been an industry leader in affordable watch making for over 76 years and is based in Tulsa Oklahoma. Every watch is assembled from Swiss parts and is guaranteed to be accurate to within one minute per year. Only surgical quality stainless steel and state of the art PVD plating technology are used providing for a much longer lasting finish.

All Belair watches feature Sapphire crystals. This type of watch crystal is extremely strong and is both shatter and scratch resistant.

All Belair watches are water resistant and are tested under both pressure and vacuum conditions to ensure protection against water and humidity.

Belair provides state of the art dial customization allowing for this one-of-a-kind watch to be awarded for this event.

Diamonds are used in this watch model and serve as dial markers.

The watch is fully guaranteed with a 3 year replacement warranty.

 

 

Dawson Hammes Competes at First Gold Cup Race of Champions and Earns Top 360ci Honors

PETERSEN MEDIA: Growing up in nearby Marysville, CA counting the days until he could compete against the World of Outlaws during the annual Gold Cup, Dawson Hammes finally got that opportunity this past weekend and made the most of it as he was the highest finishing 360ci powered car during the event.

“For us taking our 360ci and racing against the Outlaws and some of the best in California, I was really happy with how our weekend went,” Dawson Hammes said. “To race into our preliminary night feature event, and then make the ‘B’ during the finale and end up being the highest finishing 360ci at the event is pretty cool for our first time at the Gold Cup.”

Hammes kicked his Gold Cup Race of Champions off on Thursday night as he timed the Voodue Company/Movement Brewing/STS Farming backed No. 55D entry in 24th quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the pole of his heat race, Hammes went to school against some of the best in the country as he slipped back to a sixth-place finish and just narrowly missed out on the direct transfer into the feature event.

Going into the ‘B’, Hammes lined up in the fourth position as he chased after one of the four transfer positions into the feature event. Holding down fourth in the early goings of the 12-lap race, Hammes would give himself some insurance as he got into third late and successfully punched his ticket into the feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 23rd starting position, Hammes was focused on making laps and getting more acclimated to Silver Dollar Speedway as it is a venue he hasn’t competed on much over the last couple of seasons.

Learning the track as best as he could and seeing what some other seasoned veterans do around the Silver Dollar Speedway surface, Hammes capped his night off with a 21st place finish.

Becoming a spectator on Friday night as the second half of the field ran their preliminary night, Hammes returned to the seat for Saturday night’s finale as he lined up 10th in his heat race.

From his fifth row starting spot, the Marysville, CA driver was able to pick up a few crucial positions as his seventh-place finish put him in the Saturday night ‘B’ Main.

Gridding the field from the sixth row in the ‘B’, Hammes would find himself battling some of the best in Sprint Car racing all vying for the final spots into the Gold Cup Race of Champions feature event.

Keeping his nose clean and continuing to run consistant laps, Hammess capped his Gold Cup off with a 13th place finish in the ‘B’ and earned the bonus for being the events to finishing 360ci powered car.

“I am really thankful that my family allows me to do this, and so many great people help us in any way that they can as well,” Hammes added.

Hammes Motorsports would like to thank Voodue Company, Movement Brewing, STS Farming, All About Fire Protection, Summit Partners Burbank Agency, Harper Inc., and Ace Attorney Services for their continued support.

ON TAP: Hammes will return to action at the Fall Nationals in Chico, CA September 29th- October 1st.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Dawson Hammes by following him on Twitter @Hammer55D, or on Instagram @dawson_hames55d.

 

 

BAPS Feature Kicks Off Big Weekend
09-12-2022

The River Valley Builders PA Sprint Series will make its only appearance this season at BAPS Motor Speedway Thursday night, joining the 410 sprinters, which will be running the Hoseheads.com Greg Hodnet Foundation Dirt Classic Qualifier Presented by Drydene Oil.

The IMCA/RaceSaver sprinters will run qualifying events and a 20-lap feature.

Just two nights later, the much-anticipated Race To Hunting Season program will be run at Selinsgrove Speedway, making this one of the biggest weekends of the PASS season.

The BAPS and Selinsgrove races are two of the final three for PASS competitors in the 2022 points chase, which ends both locally and for IMCA/RaceSaver national points September 30.

Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery added slightly to his lead last Thursday with his win at Port Royal Speedway and now holds a 772-748 lead over Austin Reed of Etters. Ken Duke Jr. of Selinsgrove narrowed the gap between himself and Reed and has 734 points. Fourth-place Doug Dodson of Middletown has 728, and fifth-place Kruz Kepner of Kreamer has 654.

PASS and IMCA/RaceSaver national points are based on a driver’s best 20 finishes, so with all drivers in the top five having more than 20 starts, the only way to add to their totals is by replacing a finish now being counted in that total with a better one. In the cases of Duke, Dodson, and Kepner, that means that they cannot add enough to their totals to overtake Bard.

Early indications are that Bard will not run at BAPS, which would give Reed an opportunity to close the gap and possibly set up a two-race showdown, with both events being at Selinsgrove (September 17 and 24).

BAPS also could contribute to scrambling the standings among Reed, Duke and Dodson. Duke is the winningest active driver at the track with four victories (two when it was known as Susquehanna Speedway). Dodson has two wins. Johnny Scarborough, who also has indicated plans to race Thursday, has a BAPS victory as well.

Overall, the winningest driver in the 39 previous PASS races at the track is Zach Newlin with eight. Logan Wagner and Tyler Reeser have seven each.

Last season, Duke, George Riden III, and Buddy Schweibinz were feature winners at BAPS, with two events rained out.

Pit gates will open at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, grandstands at 5:00, and racing is set to begin at 7:00.

Adult general admission will be $25 (online advance purchases get a $5 voucher for concession stand purchases). Seniors are $20, students 13-17 are $15, and kids 12 and under are admitted free. Pit admission is $35.

Visit the special website www.RaceToHuntingSeason.com for more information about Saturday’s special event, which is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

For other up-to-the-minute news and schedule information about the River Valley Builders PA Sprint Series, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter.

 

 

Zearfoss to conclude California visit with $21,000-to-win Tom Tarlton Classic

2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Tenth | 6,826 points [ 820 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (September 22, 2022) – Despite what turned out to be a frustrating ending to their Gold Cup Race of Champions outing at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, ultimately missing the weekend’s $25,000-to-win finale, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss is ready to move on, already setting his target on Keller Auto Speedway’s Tom Tarlton Classic scheduled for Friday, September 16.

The final West Coast event of the 2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule, the Tom Tarlton Classic will award a $21,000 payday, adding to a rich stretch for the “Greatest Show On Dirt” that also included the $26,000-to-win Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals and $25,000-to-win Gold Cup Race at Champions.

Despite the aforementioned ending to their Gold Cup weekend, Zearfoss had plenty of shining moments including finishing 12th in Thursday’s preliminary program.

“Not the best of weekends for the team, but we’ll keep our heads up high and move forward,” Zearfoss said, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Berkebile Oil Company, X-1 Race Cars, K1 RaceGear, No. 3Z sprint car. “We have a big one coming up on Friday. We’d love to conclude our West Coast swing with a $21,000 score.”

ON DECK: Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their sophomore campaign with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series with the Tom Tarlton Classic at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, California, on Friday, September 16. The event will award a $21,000 payday.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Berkebile Oil Company, X-1 Race Cars, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and KH Suspension.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Press: www.fullyinjected.com Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS: 2022 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics: Wins: 1 Top-5s: 3 Top-10s: 16

2021 Victories: 4 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Arizona Speedway – Copper Classic – $7,500 – November 27th)

2022 Victories: 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway | Saturday, July 2)

2022 Highlights: Finished 11th in Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals finale on Saturday, February 12. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes (tenth, sixth) in Cotton Bowl Speedway’s Texas Two-Step on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5. Finished sixth in the annual Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Opened Bristol Bash weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway with a ninth-place score on Friday, April 29. Drove forward during starts at Bridgeport Speedway and Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday and Friday, May 17 and 20; 23rd to 14th at Bridgeport and 20th to 12th at Attica Raceway Park. Rallied from the back to finish 12th at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Monday, May 30; started from the pole but made contact with the wall. Finished seventh at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, June 3. Scored three consecutive top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals on June 23-25; fourth, tenth, and seventh ($100,000-to-win), respectively. Earned first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of 2022 in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular finale on Saturday, July 2; first win as a full-time Outlaw. Finished ninth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 9; started 14th. Qualified for Historical Big One and Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway; finished 13th and 14th, respectively. Hard Charged twice with Outlaws through Central Pennsylvania; 17th to 10th at Port Royal Speedway on July 20 and 22nd to 10th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals finale on July 23. Finished fourth in the Empire State Challenge finale at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, on Sunday, July 31. Finished seventh in Ironman 55 finale on Saturday, August 6. Finished 12th in Knoxville Nationals B-Main. Finished eighth at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 26. Finished ninth in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 3.

 

 

Danny Dietrich finds podium twice in Port Royal’s three-day Tuscarora weekend

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (September 12, 2022) – Despite a mechanical issue that forced “Double-D” to retire early in Friday’s Night Before the Tuscarora 50 main event, Danny Dietrich’s overall Tuscarora 50 campaign, featuring the highly-touted All Star Circuit of Champions, was nearly flawless, not only activating the week with a runner-up finish in Thursday’s $8,000-to-win preliminary, but concluding the three-day, three-race schedule with another podium result on Saturday, ending the 50-lap, $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 finale third in the running order. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native led the first 27 circuits of Port Royal’s richest race, forced to surrender the top spot to Logan Wagner before eventual winner, Anthony Macri, took control on lap 41.

Dietrich would fade to fourth briefly before reclaiming third on lap 45.

As mentioned, Dietrich, driver of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, finished second in Thursday’s Tuscarora 50 preliminary, staring fourth on the main event grid by way of All Star dash result.

After driving around Bill Balog, “Double-D” did everything he could to track down eventual winner, Anthony Macri, during the late stages of the 30-lapper, but time ran thin.

Dietrich was battling in the second position when his eventual motor issue occurred on Friday; he pulled to a stop on lap 23.

“Overall, just an awesome weekend for this race team. We felt really good every time we were on the race track. We needed to be a little bit better to be in the hunt on Saturday, but in all, proud of what we accomplished,” Dietrich explained. “I just want to thank the fans for coming out and supporting the Tuscarora 50. Even with the weather being iffy on Saturday, it was a packed house and it’s an awesome feeling to compete in front of a crowd like that.”

ON DECK: Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2022 campaign with a visit to BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, September 15, followed by All Star Circuit of Champions starts at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 16-17. The weekend will be headlined with Lincoln’s annual Dirt Classic awarding $20,000.

SPECIAL THANKS: Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/gkrracing Twitter: www.twitter.com/dannydietrich Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch News: www.dannydietrich.com News: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com. Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS: 2022 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: Top-5s: 45 Top-10s: 57 Wins: 13

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

2019 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2021 Wins: 6 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13) (Sharon Speedway | All Stars: 6/15) (Selinsgrove Speedway | 75th Anniversary Race: 7/20) (BAPS Motor Speedway | All Stars: 8/29) (Port Royal Speedway | Labor Day Classic: 9/6) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 9/16)

2021 Championships: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek

2022 Highlights: Finished 11th against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park on Monday, February 14. Finished fourth (from tenth) in Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker 30. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in starts at Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6 (finished fourth in each start). Secured three top-ten finishes in three tries on March 18-20; eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on March 18, third at Lincoln Speedway on March 19, and hard-charged from 17th to finish fourth at Port Royal Speedway on March 20. Earned first victory of 2022 during Lincoln Speedway visit on March 26; started tenth and took the lead in 16 laps. Won second feature of season at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 2; charged ahead from tenth. Finished third in Lincoln Speedway’s $6,900-to-win Weldon Sterner Memorial Spring Championship on Saturday, April 9. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 15. Won third Lincoln Speedway feature of 2022 on April 16; started eighth. Highlighted weekend with third-place finish during All Star competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 23. Hard charged to finish seventh in Port Royal Speedway’s Keith Kauffman Classic on Saturday, April 24; he started 21st. Rallied from 17th to second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 29. Won fourth Lincoln Speedway victory of 2022 season on Saturday, April 30; started eighth. Finished eighth from 18th in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash (WoO) on Wednesday, May 11. Finished 11th from 24th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Morgan Cup finale (WoO) on Saturday, May 14. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21; finished third and fifth, respectively. Finished third at Selinsgrove Speedway on Thursday, May 26. Finished third and ninth during Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29. Earned back-to-back victories at Williams Grove Speedway ($5,500) and Lincoln Speedway ($19,000 – Steve Smith Tribute) on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway on Sunday, June 5. Capped Ohio Sprint Speedweek (All Star Circuit of Champions) with a pair of victories, Attica Raceway Park and Limaland Motorsports Park, and finished third in the final standings. Capped Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek with six top-ten finishes and four top-five finishes; won Speedweek finale at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, July 3. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway (from 16th) on Friday, July 8. Finished second with World of Outlaws at Port Royal Speedway (7/20) and Williams Grove Speedway (7/23). Earned tenth victory of the season during BAPS Motor Speedway’s Kevin Gobrecht Classic on Sunday, July 24. Earned 11th victory of 2022 season during Port Royal Speedway’s Living Legends Dream Race on Saturday, July 30 (second feature of two). Finished fourth (from 12th) at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 6. Finished second with All Stars at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York, on Friday, August 19. Finished sixth with All Stars at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York, on Saturday, August 20. Swept Williams Grove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20’s for $4,000 each. Finished fourth at Bloomsburg Fair Raceway on August 24. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Kramer Klash on August 27. Earned three consecutive podium finishes in starts at Williams Grove Speedway (2nd), Port Royal Speedway (2nd), and Selinsgrove Speedway (3rd) on September 2-4. Finished third in Port Royal Speedway’s $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 on Saturday, September 10.

2022 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24) (Port Royal Speedway | Living Legends Dream Race: 7/30) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26)

 


 

Whittall earns best-ever All Star finish in Port Royal’s $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (September 12, 2022) – It was a career weekend for Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports, not only achieving a best-ever finish against the All Star Circuit of Champions, but doing so in Port Royal Speedway’s richest event – the $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50. The New Jersey-based open wheel team secured their best-ever result by finishing fourth in Saturday’s 50-lapper, climbing four spots in the process while battling with some of the best in the business. Whittall finished second in his heat race to qualify; there were 55 cars entered.

Impressive enough, Whittall, driver of the JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, No. 67 sprint car, kicked-off Tuscarora weekend with a sixth-place performance on Thursday, which at the time was his best-ever All Star outcome. In addition, and perhaps even more impressive, Whittall finished eighth in Friday’s $10,000-to-win Night Before the Tuscarora 50, the product of an overall hard charging performance that ultimately commenced from row four in the B-Main.

“So many people to thank…just an overall incredible weekend for this team,” Whittall explained. “Our August slate wasn’t the best, but to turn things around with a solid Labor Day weekend, then to continue our momentum with an even better weekend during the Tuscarora, says so much about our team’s potential and motivation. I’m hoping to continue this run of success through the end of the season.”

ON DECK: Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will continue their 2022 campaign with All Star Circuit of Champions starts at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 16-17. The weekend will be headlined with Lincoln’s annual Dirt Classic awarding $20,000.

SPECIAL THANKS: Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports Twitter: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com Online home: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com. Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS: 2021 Highlights: Finished 12th during Bridgeport Speedway start on Tuesday, April 6. Finished third during the Open Wheel Madness event at Port Royal Speedway on April 24. Earned first-ever 410 sprint feature win during Williams Grove Speedway stop on Friday, June 4; $6,000 payday. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 12. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on August 21. Finished eighth in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial. Finished 21st in Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. Finished tenth in Williams Grove Speedway’s Outlaws tune up on September 24. Finished eighth in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jim Nace Memorial National Open on September 25. Finished 11th in Port Royal’s Nittany Showdown finale featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

2021 Wins: 1 (Williams Grove Speedway | June 4)

2022 Highlights: Finished ninth in Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker 30. Finished tenth in Port Royal Speedway’s 80th season opener on Sunday, March 6 (42 cars entered). Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes during starts at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, March 25-26; finished ninth at Williams Grove Speedway and fifth at Lincoln Speedway – Whittall’s first top-five of the year. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 2 – bettering his best performance of the season. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 16. Earned first-ever All Star Circuit of Champions top-ten finish during start at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 23. Finished tenth at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 24. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes during starts at Williams Grove Speedway (7th) and Port Royal Speedway (9th) on Friday and Saturday, April 29-30. Qualified for Williams Grove Speedway’s Morgan Cup (WoO) on Saturday, May 14; finished 15th. Highlighted Memorial Day weekend with All Star Circuit of Champions feature starts during Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial; finished ninth and 13th on Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29, respectively. Finished tenth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 3, and finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 4. Finished seventh and sixth, respectively, in visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 17-18. Finished fifth and sixth in Port Royal Speedway’s Living Legends Dream Race Twin 20’s event on July 30. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores, including a podium run, in starts at Port Royal Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway, respectively, on September 3-4. Finished fourth in Port Royal Speedway’s $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 on Saturday, September 10; best-ever finish against the All Star Circuit of Champions.

2022 Wins: N/A

 

Scotty Thiel to invade Western Pennsylvania for three-race campaign
ByTyler Altmeyer
Sep 12, 2022

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (September 12, 2022) – Despite what turned out to be a frustrating weekend with the All Star Circuit of Champions at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace,” forced to compete in the weekend’s non-qualifiers event after not transferring into Saturday’s $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50, the “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Team 73 are ready to move forward, setting their aim on three events in three days across Western Pennsylvania.

Thiel, driver of the Gibbsville Cheese, Walkers Game Ear, Professional Plating Inc, Scott Thiel Builders, Stealth Cam, Muddy Outdoors, Complete Water Inc, KSI Supply, GRP Motorsports, Racers Hall, Triple X Chassis, K1 Race Gear, HRP, King Racing Products, No. 73 sprint car, will launch his three-race weekend with the $5,000-to-win Hustle at the Hollow at Dog Hollow Speedway in Strongstown on Friday, September 16. Action will continue with a pair of FAST Series starts at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver on Saturday, September 17, and Knox Raceway in Knox on Sunday, September 18. The events at Lernerville and Knox will award $10,000 and $4,000, respectively.

“It was a tough weekend for our team at Port Royal. The level of competition at the Tuscarora 50 is some of the best you’ll find in the country. Now that we have a little bit better notebook, we’ll get back there in the future with a stronger gameplan,” Thiel said, a five-time winner in 2022 including four with the IRA Outlaw Sprint Car Series. “Hats off to my guys…they worked their butts off all week long and continued to stay motivated even when things got tough. We’ll do whatever we can to get Team 73 back up front this weekend.”

ON DECK:
As mentioned, the “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Team 73 will continue their 2022 campaign with a three-pack in Western Pennsylvania kicking things off with a visit to Dog Hollow Speedway in Strongstown, Pennsylvania, on Friday, September 16. The weekend will continue with FAST Series starts at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, September 17, and Knox Raceway in Knox, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, September 18.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Scotty Thiel and Team 73 would like to thank all of their partners: Gibbsville Cheese, Walkers Game Ear, Professional Plating Inc, Scott Thiel Builders, Stealth Cam, Muddy Outdoors, Complete Water Inc, KSI Supply, GRP Motorsports, Racers Hall, Triple X Chassis, K1 Race Gear, HRP, King Racing Products, Keizer Wheels.

LIVE BROADCAST COVERAGE:
All Star Circuit of Champions: www.floracing.com.
IRA Outlaw Sprint Series: www.floracing.com.
World of Outlaws: www.dirtvisions.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Twitter: www.twitter.com/scottythiel64
Instagram: www.instagram.com/scottythiel64
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports

2022 STATS:
Wins: 5
Top-Fives: 10
Top-Tens: 17

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:
Scotty Thiel and Team 73 capped three-race Central PA visit with a tenth-place run at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, March 20. Earned first win of 2022 during IRA Outlaw Sprint Series start at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, on Saturday, April 23. Won second feature of season during IRA Outlaw Sprint Series visit to Sycamore Speedway in Sycamore, Illinois, on Saturday, May 7. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on Saturday, May 21. Rallied from 19th to eighth in Sunday night visit to 141 Speedway in Maribel, Wisconsin, on May 30. Finished second during IRA action at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois, on Friday, June 10. Finished 13th and 14th in the World of Outlaws doubleheader at Beaver Dam Raceway on June 17-18. Finished ninth with IRA at Plymouth Dirt Track on Thursday, June 30, then finished eighth and sixth against the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, July 1-2; career-high finishes against Greatest Show On Dirt. Earned third-consecutive World of Outlaws top-ten with seventh-place score at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 9; he started from the pole. Finished seventh in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, July 16. Finished fifth with IRA at Langlade County Speedway on Saturday, July 30. Qualifies for Knoxville Nationals C-Main. Won MOWA Sprint Car Series event at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois, on Friday, August 19. Finished fourth with the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, August 20. Earned three consecutive podiums including two victories with IRA Outlaw Sprint Car Series on September 2-4; earned wins at Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway (9/2) and Plymouth Dirt Track (9/3), finished second at 141 Speedway (9/4).


 

 

Westfall highlights Illinois Xtreme swing with top-ten at Jacksonville; Circle City and Tri-State next
ByTyler Altmeyer
Sep 12, 2022

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (September 12, 2022) – It was an elbows-up weekend in the Land of Lincoln for Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports, and although it was their first trip of the season to Jacksonville Speedway and Spoon River Speedway, the Ohio non-wingers faired well, concluding the two-day, two-race Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series sweep with one top-ten finish, doing so in their Friday night invasion of Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Westfall, the ace of Ray Marshall’s Buckeye Machine Fabricators Inc/Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M sprint car, earned his top-ten appearance by finishing seventh, improving one position from the outside of row four. The Pleasant Hill, Ohio, native went on to finish 12th at Spoon River the following evening.

Although the team was unable to accomplish the ultimate goal, Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue the month of September on a path of success, earning four victories to date including three during BOSS Series competition. In addition, Westfall and his Ray Marshall-powered program are the defending BOSS champions.

“Just one of those weekends,” Westfall concluded, who had not raced in that area of Illinois in 22 years. “We’ll shake it off and move forward. We have a lot of racing left this season, so we’ll do everything we can to get back on track and get this Ray Marshall Motorsports entry back to victory lane.”

ON DECK:
Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2022 campaign with a two-day USAC National Sprint Cars campaign through the Hoosier State, first visiting Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Friday, September 16, followed by a stop at the always-exciting Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, September 17.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ray Marshall Motorsports and Matt Westfall would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch each and every USAC event live at www.floracing.com.
Watch each and every Xtreme Outlaw event live at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch each and every BOSS Series event live at www.thecushion.com

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattWestfallRacing/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ray-Marshall-Motorsports-111598495590021/
Online home: http://raymarshallmotorsports.com/
News coverage: http://fullyinjected.com.

STATS:
2020 Wins: 4 (Gas City I-69 Speedway – July 17), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 29) (I-96 Speedway – BOSS – September 25) (I-96 Speedway – GLTS – October 9)

2021 Wins: 2 (Kokomo Speedway – April 9) (Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway – July 24 – BOSS Series)

2021 Championships: Buckeye Outlaws Sprint Series (BOSS)

2022 Highlights: Highlighted Florida trip with back-to-back 13th-place finishes during USAC competition at Bubba Raceway Park. Rallied from 12th to finish fourth in Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series start at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Finished 11th with USAC National Sprints at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Saturday, April 16. Finished second in BOSS Series opener at Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana, on Saturday, April 23. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes with the USAC National Sprint Cars at Lakeside Speedway and I-70 Motorsports Park on Thursday and Saturday, May 12 and 14; finished sixth and tenth, respectively. Finished second in open non-wing event at Circle City Raceway on Sunday, May 15. Finished 13th in $10,000-to-win Tony Hulman Classic at Terre Haute Action Track on Sunday, May 22. Finished second from 11th during BOSS Series start at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 28. Earned first victory of 2022 in I-96 Speedway’s Full Throttle Sprint Car Nationals opener on Friday, June 3. Finished fourth in Full Throttle Nationals finale on Saturday, June 4. Finished second during Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series action at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri, on Saturday, June 11. Highlighted USAC’s Eastern Storm with three top-ten scores; ninth at Bridgeport Speedway, fifth at Williams Grove Speedway, and sixth at Port Royal Speedway. Finished fourth twice in St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff doubleheader at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday, June 24-25. Earned second BOSS Series victory of 2022 during Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, July 3. Earned a pair of top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s USAC Nationals on Friday, July 8, and Sunday, July 10. Highlighted Indiana Sprint Week with a top-ten finish (sixth) at Circle City Raceway. Finished second in Indiana Sprint Week Passing Master standings. Earned Gas City I-69 Speedway victory on Friday, August 12. Earned third BOSS Series victory of 2022 at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Saturday, August 13. Finished seventh with Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Friday, September 9.

2022 Wins: 4 (I-96 Speedway | June 3rd | BOSS Series), (Waynesfield Raceway Park | July 3 | BOSS Series), (Gas City I-69 Speedway | August 12), (Fremont Speedway | August 13 | BOSS Series)

 

 

Tim Kaeding claims Hard Charger Award at Pacific Sprint Cup in Chico

By Gary Thomas

Chico, CA…Opening the Gold Cup Race of Champions this past Wednesday San Jose’s Tim Kaeding and Bates-Hamilton Racing put on the charge, going from 24th to ninth with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

The event at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico brought some tradition back to the 68th running of the Gold Cup, as the top-32 racers in points were eligible to compete with the SCCT 360s on opening night.

Kaeding started the evening by being the second car out for qualifying and ended up timing in seventh for the opening heat race. With the track still lightning fast in heat race competition he would tally a seventh-place finish in the contest, placing the Teichert Construction/ VinylTech PVC Pipe/ Clow Valve/ BenefitRFP No. 42x into the B-main.

The two-time Silver Dollar Speedway champion fought his way forward in the semi to earn the final transfer spot, which gave him the 24th starting position for the feature. An exciting 30-lapper was then showcased that saw TK battle through the pack to work his way forward and claim a ninth-place finish at the checkered flag. The run was good enough to take home the Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award.

The BHR team then returned on Friday for its preliminary night with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars. Kaeding qualified 19th overall before winning his heat race to transfer into the feature. He eventually ran 17th in the 30-lap NOS Energy Drink main event. Coming back on Saturday things got off to a tough start when a crew member had a medical emergency, which spelled an end to the Gold Cup week.

“The Gold Cup definitely didn’t end how we wanted it to, but the best news is that he is feeling better after the scare before the races,” said Kaeding. “We are all one big family around here and that’s what is most important. The week started off pretty well with that run during the Wednesday show to charge from dead last to ninth. We will now take this weekend off and come back strong in Petaluma at the Adobe Cup.”

The annual Adobe Cup this year is sanctioned by the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and occurs on Saturday September 24th at Petaluma Speedway. During the most recent SCCT event on the sticky gumbo TK put together a successful outing by carving his way from 13th to fifth in the feature.

Bates-Hamilton Racing would like to thank Teichert Construction, VinylTech PVC Pipe, Clow Valve, BenefitRFP, Dan Ewart Sales, B Scadden Design, Advanced Drainage Systems, Custom Pipe and Fabrication, Tigre, North Bay Waterworks, SIP, Star Pipe Products, Kaeding Performance, Kistler Engines, Maxim Chassis, Bell Helmets, K1 Race Gear, Warehouse Paint, Arbo Tech, Performance Powder Coating, Sellers Race Wings, Rod Tiner Racing, ART Enterprises, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise and Vanlare Steering Repair for their support this season.

Tim Kaeding and Bates-Hamilton Racing Gold Cup Quick Recap-

September 7th: Qualified (7th in group), Heat Race (7th), B-main (4th), A-main (9th) September 9th: Qualified (19th), Heat Race (1st), A-main (17th)

Upcoming Races-

September 24th: Petaluma Speedway “Adobe Cup” with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour

Sponsor Spotlight: SIP Industries

SIP was one of the first innovators to globally source municipal castings and utility fittings in the United States. We set the standard for quality and reliable globally sourced products in an economical manner for the utility marketplace and OEM castings. Our products are fully recyclable and made from recycled material wherever possible.

Team SIP pledges to continue to produce quality products and deliver customer satisfaction through honest and ethical practices.

To learn more about the company simply visit https://sipindustries.com/

Social Spotlight-

To keep up with Tim Kaeding and Bates-Hamilton Racing be sure to like the BHR Page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BatesHamiltonRacing and the Tim Kaeding Fan Page at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063504099589

Follow along on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bhr42x and https://twitter.com/TKaedingRacing - To purchase merchandise visit https://www.tkracingapparel.com/

Make sure to also follow our Instagram pages at @timkaedingracing and @bhr_42x

 

 

Northeast Racing Products Auction and Trade Show Ready for 2022!

SYRACUSE, NY – The Northeast Racing Products Auction and Trade Show (NRP) is a few, short months away and the 2022 version is promising to be bigger and better. Feeding off last year, the event will again be held at the ultra-modern Exposition Center located on the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY.

We like to welcome back Keizer Wheels, Swift Springs, Integra Shocks, VP Racing Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tires and DIRTcar Northeast to the NRP sponsorship fold.

“Last year we had to move to the Expo Center at the last minute due to repairs need at the Center of Progress Building.” Noted show promoter Jeremie Corcoran, “It went so well that the Fairgrounds offered me the building again for this year and now we have extra time to make the sure even more special.”

The dates will be Friday and Saturday, November 18 & 19. Bigger? The Expo Center is the largest building on the Fairgrounds which means more space for vendor booths, the auction and other surprises.

Better? The Auction will be filled with more feature items than ever before. Bicknell Racing Products will have complete 2023 rolling chassis going up for bid and also another 2023 frame with bumpers to the highest bidder. Troyer Dirt will provide a frame and bumpers as well as Teo Fabrications. Donath MotorWorx will again provide a compete 2022 GM Crate Engine.

Swift Springs will be providing a special seminar and we will be announcing more in the next few weeks.

“To have all the great sponsors back year after year and companies making the auction what it is now helps so much in making our show grow even after what we all had to deal with going through those times with COVID,” Corcoran went on, “We have time to prepare with more space so we will come up with some surprises to and some more fun to the show.”

For information on NRP you can visit https://northeastracingproducts.com where vendor and exhibit rental space is provided. Also visit the Facebook page by simply searching Northeast Racing Products Auction and Trade Show and give it a like. Stay tuned for updates and announcements over the next few weeks.

November 18 & 19, 10AM – 8 PM on Friday and 10AM – 6PM on Saturday will be the time, the Exposition Center at the New York State Fairgrounds will be the site.. Come join us!

 

 

PINK LADY CLASSIC EARLY ENTRANTS REVEILED

September 12, 2022 - Today Pavement Pounders got an early glimpse of entrants for the 8th annual Pink Lady Classic September 22-24, 2022, at Meridian Speedway in Meridian, Idaho. The event has quickly become known as the “Knoxville Nationals of Pavement” over the past two seasons. This years’ early expected list of entrants proves that argument.

There currently is no pavement sprint car race anywhere in the entire country that will be represented by every sanctioning body this year, both winged and non-winged. USAC Silver Crown, Must See Racing, 500 Sprint Car Tour, Speed Tour, NSRA, WILROC, Gunslingers, Inland Winged Sprints. Northwest Sprint Tour, Granites Super Sprints, and the Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series will all be represented.
The event will once again pay $20,000 to the winner. Last year’s total purse for this event paid out $54,700. This year’s event should pay the same, if not more based on the number of participants. To win the 8th annual Pink Lady Classic will truly be an accomplishment to behold based on the caliber of talent already entered.

The Speed Tour/ NSRA event, with a promotional sanction by Must See Racing, will attract media attention from all over the country. Both nights will be televised live by FLORACING and will be taped delayed for broadcast later on MAVTV’s popular Speed Sport program. The MAVTV telecast will be entirely different, with another broadcast crew.

This year’s event will be a buffet of open wheel racing, and an absolute treat. In addition to the winged sprint cars, the event will also feature the Speed Tour Supermodifieds, a Focus midget event that will be triple sanctioned by the Rocky Mountain Focus Midgets, USAC Radical Speed2 Midgets, and the Northwest Focus Midgets. In addition, the West Coast Vintage Series will be in competition, highlighted by the Pink Lady Grant King built sprint car competing in this event.

The Focus Midget event will be the second annual “Chaz Groat Memoria” and will feature a full filed of midgets with bonus incentives and a weekend points fund. If a driver could sweep both nights of racing and claim the weekend championship, he could potentially walk off with $2,400.

The early entry list is headlined two-time and defending Little 500 champion Tyler Roahrig. Roahrig will be making his first start in the event.
Other notables include Former Must See Racing and Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series champion Troy DeCaire, former Speed Tour champion Colton Nelson, former Copper World Classic winner Kenny Hamilton, former NSRA champion Aaron Willison, former King of the Wing champion Davey Hamilton, and former Inland Winged Sprints champion Randy DuBois among many others.

Pavement Pounders will be your primary source for “Pink Lady Classic” news and notes leading right up to the event as well as event coverage.

Current “Pink Lady Classic” confirmed entrants as of 9/12/22

07 Colton Nelson – Meridian, ID
91 Bryan Warf – Meridian, ID
99 Cory Lockwood – Nampa, ID
22 DJ Lyons – Nampa, ID
12 Aaron McPeak - Boise, ID
98 Kenny Hamilton – Boise, ID
16 Rob Grice – Nama, ID
77 Anthony Quintana -
24 Matt Elliott – Boise, ID
71 Riley Rogers – Meridian, ID
63 Brent Collins – Nampa, ID
14 Aaron Willison – Vancouver, B.C., Can.
9 Jay Dishneau – Maple Valley WA
41 Tyler Roehrig – Plymouth, IN
49 Marlon Pense – Kuna, ID
12 Ron Larson – Quesnel, B.C., Can.
4 Aiden Spiers – Adrian, OR
81 Casey Tillman – Boise, ID
2 Nate Little – Boise, ID
14 Davey Hamilton Jr. – Tampa, FL
36 Ryan Burdett – West Valley, UT
98x Kyle Tellstrom – Boise, ID
81T TBA
57 Evan Margeson -
8 Brad Aumen – Vancouver, B.C., Can.
9 Troy De Caire – Tampa, FL
8 Tony Offutt – Portland, OR
21 Richie Larson – Prince George, BC., Can.
68 Mike Anderson – Nampa, ID
6g Bryan Gossel – Ft. Collins, CO
16g Austyn Gossel – Ft. Collins, CO
7 Randy DuBois – Bellevue, WA
8 Stanton Family Racing TBA
33 Kyle Alberding – Roseburg, OR

 

 

14th Annual "Lou Blaney Memorial" Raises Over $23,500 for the Alzheimer’s Association

 September 12, 2022

(Hartford, OH)…The 14th Annual "Lou Blaney Memorial" was held on September 3, 2022 at Sharon Speedway. The yearly race focuses on raising both funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s disease, which unfortunately took Lou from his family in 2009.

This year, the 14th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial successfully raised over $23,500 in donations for the Alzheimer’s Association! The event had an array of ways for fans to donate to the cause, such as a live auction, ticket auction, 50/50 ticket sales, event t-shirt sales, a corn hole tournament, and purchasing a purple ribbon in honor of a loved one to be signed by Dave, Dale, and Ryan Blaney.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the event and generously donated money to the cause. Because of loyal fans, we can continue pushing to make a difference in the lives of people who are affected by Alzheimer’s.

The exciting part is that the opportunity to help the cause doesn’t stop after the race ends. Every year, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is put on in more than 600 communities nationwide and is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

There is still plenty of time for you to donate in memory of Lou by going to the Ryan Blaney Family Foundation walk page and donating there or creating your own page and starting your own fundraising efforts. This is a great way to get involved and be a member of Team Blaney, as we continue our efforts of raising awareness about the need to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. You can visit our team page here to join and/or donate: https://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=15716&pg=personal&px=16171267.

Join Team Blaney and help us fight this disease that impacts so many. You can find information regarding your local Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s here: https://act.alz.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=walk_homepage

 

 

Bayston concludes first-ever trip to Chico with top-ten in Gold Cup

2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Eighth | 7,146 points [ 500 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (September 12, 2022) -It was Spencer Bayston’s first-ever visit to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, and despite facing off against a stout contingent of local competition, as well a loaded roster of experienced full-time Outlaws, the Lebanon, Indiana, native and CJB Motorsports entry performed well, concluding the $25,000-to-win Gold Cup Race of Champions with a top-ten performance on Saturday, September 10.

Bayston, a two-time World of Outlaws winner this season, one of which a $25,000 Bristol Bash score at Bristol Motor Speedway, finished his top-ten run in Chico seventh in the running order, advancing two positions from the inside of row five. Adding some luster to his weekend results, Bayston launched preliminary competition with a podium performance on Friday, September 9; he finished third from fourth on the grid.

The field was split into two parts with half of the field participating in a Thursday night preliminary, and the other half participating in a Friday night preliminary.

“Heading to a race track that is notoriously tough for first timers makes me pleased with our performance this weekend,” Spencer Bayston said, driver of the TrueTimber Camo, Signing Day Sports, Bubbly Brands, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, No. 5 sprint car. “California has been trying for our team, but to leave Chico with a top-ten outcome leaves us confident and excited for Keller Auto Speedway on Friday. It’s been a fun and productive West Coast swing for our team, so our goal is to leave California with a bang.”

ON DECK:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with the Tom Tarlton Classic at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, California, on Friday, September 16. The event will award a $21,000 payday.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Signing Day Sports, Bubbly Brands, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, The Dunn Group, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CJB-Motorsports-100190992543697
Twitter: www.twitter.com/cjb_51
Instagram: www.instagram.com/cjbmotorsports5
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.cjbmotorsports.net
Merchandise: www.spencerbayston.com

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Mark Miller: mmiller@cjbmotorsports.net

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS STATS:
Wins: 2
Top-Fives: 15
Top-Tens: 32

2022 Highlights: Earned main event start during all three nights of Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals; highlighted weekend with 16th-place score in Saturday’s finale. Finished ninth in Cotton Bowl Speedway’s Texas Two-Step opener on Friday, March 4. Highlighted Thunderbowl Raceway doubleheader with a fourth-place finish on Saturday, March 12. Finished fifth at Merced Speedway in Merced, California, on Friday, March 18. Finished eighth during SoCal Showdown action at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California, on Saturday, March 27. Finished sixth at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico, on Tuesday, March 29. Finished eighth at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday, April 2. Finished second in the annual Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Finished eighth at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, April 16. Finished fourth at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 23. Earned his first World of Outlaws victory of the season ($25,000) during the Bristol Bash finale at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 30. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 11. Finished eighth in Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Morgan Cup finale on Saturday, May 14. Finished ninth at Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey, on Tuesday, May 17. Finished fifth at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Monday, May 30. Finished tenth and third, respectively, during Knoxville Raceway’s annual Brownells Big Guns Bash on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11. Finished fourth in back-to-back appearances at Beaver Dam Raceway for Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on June 17-18. Won second WoO main event of the season during Huset’s Speedway start on Wednesday, June 22; $10,000 payday and led laps 26-30. Finished eighth in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular finale on Saturday, July 2. Highlighted Kings Royal week with fourth-place run in Knight Before the Kings Royal on Saturday morning, July 16. Highlighted Central PA swing with top-ten (eighth) in Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals finale on Saturday, July 23. Finished eighth in each of his Weedsport Speedway stops on Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31. Finished tenth in 55-lap Ironman 55 finale at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, August 6. Qualifies for Knoxville Nationals B-Main; finishes 19th. Finished fifth in Jackson Nationals finale on Saturday evening, August 20. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores (sixth and ninth, respectively) during visits to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks) and Red River Valley Speedway (West Fargo) on Friday and Saturday, August 26-27. Finished third in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 3. Finished seventh in the $25,000-to-win Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, on Saturday, September 10.

 

 

Rico Abreu hard charges in Tuscarora prelim, finishes 13th in $60,000-to-win finale; Williams Grove and Lincoln ahead

Dates: Thursday through Saturday, September 8-10
Event: Tuscarora 50
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pennsylvania)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Thursday: 8th (8th)
Friday: 11th (10th)
Saturday: 13th (6th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (September 12, 2022) - Continuing his extended stay on the east coast, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu joined the All Star Circuit of Champions for what was the richest event in Port Royal Speedway history during the recent weekend, battling head-to-head with some of the best in the business for a chance at a $60,000 payday. Known formally as the Tuscarora 50, the three-race, three-day blockbuster featured three complete programs kicking off with preliminary action on Friday and Saturday, September 8-9. Abreu capped his visit to the “Speed Palace” with not only a top-ten during said preliminary action, but also a 13th-place finish in the 50-lap finale - bettering most of the 55 competitors entered for action.

As mentioned, Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Rowdy Energy/Curb Records/Abreu Vineyards/Wiser Agency/No. 24 sprint car, kicked-off his Tuscarora 50 effort with a top-ten performance in Thursday’s $8,000-to-win preliminary, hard charging his way from 18th on the grid to finish eighth. The progress was good enough to secure the evening’s Hard Charger Award for advancing the most feature positions.

Although settling for 13th in the weekend-ending 50-lapper, Abreu’s potential was much greater and ultimately cut short. During the first 20-lap segment, Abreu’s left rear shock dislodge from the car. Although the team was able to make sufficient repairs during the 10-minute open red at halfway, the damage was already done.

Other recent highlights for Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing include finishing third in Sharon Speedway’s Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday, September 3, also featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions. Abreu battled hard and heavy with eventual winner, Cap Henry, for the race lead, but Henry held strong.

“Not a bad stretch of races for this Rowdy Energy team. Just hats off to my guys. They believe in me and believe in what we are trying to do. I wouldn’t be in this position without them,” Rico Abreu said, a three-time winner in 2022 including a Hard Knox victory during the annual Knoxville Nationals. “Racing in Pennsylvania is like nowhere else in the country. We love spending time there.”

ON DECK:
Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will continue their 2022 campaign with All Star Circuit of Champions starts at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 16-17. The weekend will be headlined with Lincoln’s annual Dirt Classic awarding $20,000.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Abreu Vineyards, Rowdy Energy, Curb Records, Stadelhofer Construction, Wiser Agency, Tony Toste Construction, Lucas Oil Products, ShopRico.com, Salty’s BBQ.

RICO SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing,
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

FOLLOW ROWDY ENERGY:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rowdyenergy
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rowdyenergy
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rowdyenergy/

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com

APPAREL:
Rico Abreu Racing apparel online at www.shoprico.com
Find Rico’s merchandise trailer at select events during the 2022 season.

2022 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 56
Total Wins: 3
Total Top-5s: 15
Total Top-10s: 30


 

 

Donny Schatz hard charges in Gold Cup finale; Keller Auto Speedway to cap California visit


Dates: Friday and Saturday, September 9th-10th
Event: Gold Cup Race of Champions
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, California)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 11th (13th)
Saturday: 9th (21st)

2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Fifth | 7,438 points [208 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 12, 2022) - One can never count out ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, and that was certainly the case yet again on Saturday night, September 10, at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, where the Fargo, North Dakota, native persevered for a top-ten finish in the $25,000-to-win Gold Cup Race of Champions main event.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Digital Ally, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, No. 15 sprint car, finished ninth in Silver Dollar’s premier event, fighting his way through the field from 21st after winning the evening’s B-Main. A fifth-place finish during heat race action forced Schatz to compete in the 12-lap B; he started third.

The ten-time champ and former Gold Cup champ kicked-off his Gold Cup Race of Champions effort with an 11th-place finish in Friday’s preliminary round. A runner-up result during heat race competition secured his place in the preliminary main event.

ON DECK:
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with the Tom Tarlton Classic at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, California, on Friday, September 16. The event will award a $21,000 payday.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewat/Curb-Agajanian Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Digital Ally, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts.

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com

Donny Schatz:
Web: www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz
Twitter: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz
Instagram www.instagram.com/donnyschatz

Tony Stewart Racing:
Web: www.tonystewartracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg
Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2022 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics:
Races: 56
Wins: 3
Top-5s: 23
Top-10s: 45

 

 

Brown finds top-ten in Port’s $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50; Williams Grove and Lincoln ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (September 12, 2022) - “Blackjack” Brian Brown put together a successful campaign in Port Royal Speedway’s annual Tuscarora 50, concluding the three-day, three-race campaign with not only a top-ten in the $60,000-to-win finale on Saturday, September 10, but ultimately launching the weekend with a 12th-place score in Thursday’s lidlifter, that of which followed by a podium run in Friday’s Night Before the Tuscarora 50.

Although kicking-off the All Star Circuit of Champions weekend with the aforementioned 12th-place score on Thursday, Brown, ace of the Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Rowdy Energy, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, No. 21 sprint car, drove on to finish second the following evening, leading the first 16 circuits at the “Speed Palace” before seven-time Tuscarora 50 champion Lance Dewease snuck by on the bottom of the speedway.

Nearly 60 entries made the call for Saturday’s Tuscarora 50 finale forcing a six heat race program with only the top three being locked into the big dance. Brown would race on to finish second in his heat race, eventually concluding the 50-lap finale seventh in the running order. The Higginsville, Missouri, native started ninth on the A-Main grid by way of his heat race finish.

“In all, a great weekend for this Casey’s/FVP team. We put together three solid days against the All Stars and I’m proud of what we accomplished. My guys busted their butts all weekend and their hard work and determination shows,” Brian Brown stated. “It’s been a great trip to Pennsylvania thus far. This is a fantastic place to race with an amazing fan base and we’re already looking forward to getting back to Williams Grove and Lincoln this Friday and Saturday.

ON DECK: Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2022 campaign with All Star Circuit of Champions starts at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 16-17. The weekend will be headlined with Lincoln’s annual Dirt Classic awarding $20,000.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Rowdy Energy, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem’s Helmets, Factory Kahne Shocks, Cometic Gaskets, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Fultz Excavating, Restless Spirits Distillery, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, AL Driveline, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny’s Components, Rod End Supply, Winter’s Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bam Roller Lifters, Outerwears, MPD, All Star Performance, 6B Apparel, MSD Ignition and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/brianbrown21 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com Online home: www.brianbrownracing.com Merchandise: www.shopbrianbrownracing.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at www.dirtvision.com

2022 STATISTICS: Top-fives: 27 Top-tens: 35 Wins: 7

2022 HIGHLIGHTS: Highlighted Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals with 14th-place score in Saturday finale. Finished third with World of Outlaws at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday, April 2. Earned first feature victory of the season in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, April 30; took lead on lap 5 and never looked back. Finished sixth (against 43-car field) at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 7. Earned second Knoxville Raceway victory of the season on Saturday, May 14. Finished third at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 21. Finished second during Thursday Thunder program at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, May 26. Finished 11th in the Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, May 27. Finished fifth and second in Knoxville Raceway double features program on Saturday, June 4 (the second feature was a make-up main event from 4/23). Earned back-to-back podium finishes during Knoxville Raceway’s Brownells Big Guns Bash featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11; Brown finished third and first, respectively. Finished sixth at Jackson Motorplex (Border Battle) on Saturday, June 18. Finished second in night two of Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals on Friday, June 24; led laps 9-32. Finished second with ASCS National Tour at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, June 25. Finished fourth in Knoxville Raceway’s Mid-Season Championship on July 2. Finished second from seventh in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, July 9. Finished third in Jokers Wild program during Eldora Speedway’s Kings Royal week. Finished sixth in the Historical Big One at Eldora Speedway. Finished sixth in the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. Finished second in Knoxville Raceway 360 sprint car start on Saturday, July 23; set quick time and won heat race. Finished seventh in the fourth annual Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race at I-70 Motorsports Park on Friday, July 29. Finished fifth during All Star Circuit of Champions visit to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 30. Won respective 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary feature on Friday, August 5. Finished sixth in 360 Knoxville Nationals finale on Saturday, August 6. Qualified for 2022 Knoxville Nationals A-Main with fourth-place run in Friday’s “Hard Knox” program; finished 20th in 50-lap finale. Finished tenth in Jackson Nationals preliminary. Scored fifth win of 2022 in Missouri State Fair’s POWRi 410 Wing Outlaw Sprint League event on Sunday, August 21; first-ever POWRi 410 victory. Finished third and first (make-up feature) in Knoxville Raceway’s season finale; sixth victory of 2022, simultaneously clinching fifth 410 sprint track title. Earned three consecutive top-five finishes in Central Pennsylvania; fourth at Williams Grove Speedway (9/2), fifth at Port Royal Speedway (9/3), and a win at Selinsgrove Speedway on September 4. Finished second in the Night Before the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, September 9. Finished seventh in the $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, September 10.

 

 

12th annual Hockett-McMillin Memorial rolls into Lucas Oil Speedway this week

WHEATLAND, MO. (Sept. 12, 2022) - Some of the best in sprint-racing, both winged and non-winged cars, returns to Lucas Oil Speedway this week.

It's the 12th annual Jesse Hockett-Daniel McMillin Memorial, featuring the stars of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series and the POWRi WAR Sprint League, for full programs Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

The event recognizes the legacy of Jesse Hockett, from Warsaw, Missouri, who was a star in both the winged and non-wing sprint divisions when he lost his life in a shop accident in 2010. His cousin and crew chief, Daniel McMillin, was killed in an automobile accident in 2006.

ASCS format for the three-night affair has been adjusted to remove the duel heat-race format in favor of the current qualifying format utilized by the Lucas Oil ASCS. One difference from the current format will be that teams will hot lap and qualify at the same time, with each hot lap-qualifying group split so no more than five cars will be on track at one time.

Drivers will complete all three nights with event points awarded every time a driver enters the track in order to set the field on Saturday. Event points are different from the qualifying/passing points and are not used to set nightly lineups.
The change comes as tires continue to be an issue across the industry, as well as eliminate unnecessary time on the track to quicken the event and reduce wear on the cars.

The heat and qualifier format was used to take the issue of the draw out of the equation, but with the current ASCS National Tour format, that has been addressed.

The Saturday-night feature winner will earn $10,000 with Thursday and Friday feature winners earning $3,000.

A pair of former Hockett-McMillin champions lead the ASCS National Series points battle heading into the season's home stretch. Blake Hahn of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, holds an 81-point lead over Wayne Johnson of Oklahoma City.

The POWRi WAR wingless sprints will be running split field preliminary nights on Thursday, and Friday, with the addition of each competitor earning 50 show-up seasonal points for the weekend event as feature winners will be collecting $2,000 on the preliminary nights and $4,077 for the championship night finale.

Kory Schudy of Battlefield, Missouri, has a commanding 490-point lead in the WAR division on the strength of three feature wins and nine top-five finishes this season. Steven Russell of Rochester, Illinois, has a 10-point advantage over Anthony Nicholson of Bartlett, Tennessee in the fight for second in points.

J.J. Hickle of Quilcene, Washington, captured the ASCS final-night feature one year ago at the Hockett-McMillin Memorial while Wesley Smith of Nixa, Missouri, is reigning champ of the POWRi WAR Sprint League.

Hockett-McMillin Schedule/Admission:
(Thursday-Friday, Sept. 15-16)
Grandstands Open: 4 p.m.
Draw/Check-In: 4 p.m.
Drivers' Meeting: 5 p.m.
Hot Laps: 6 p.m.
Racing: 7:05 p.m.
Grandstand Admission adults (16 and up) - $25
Seniors (62 and up)/Military - $22
Youth (6-15) - $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass (click here for more info) - $55
Pit Pass - $40
3-Day Pit Pass - $125

(Saturday Sept. 17)
Grandstands Open: 4 p.m.
Drivers' Meeting: 4:45 p.m.
Hot Laps: 5:30 p.m.
Racing: 6:35 p.m.
Adults (16 and up) - $35
Seniors (62 and over)/Military - $32
Youth (6-15) - $10
Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Family Pass (click here more more info) - $80
Pit Pass - $45

To purchase tickets for any event on Lucas Oil Speedway's schedule, or to inquire about camping information, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 295-6043 or via email at nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com.

 

 

Doran Racing’s Swanson Finishes Fourth

In 500 Sprint Car Tour Race

At Berlin Speedway Saturday Night

MARNE, Mich., Sept. 12 — Doran Racing’s Kody Swanson qualified second, advanced three positions from where he started, came out on top of a rousing battle with Bobby Santos III, and finished fourth in the 500 Sprint Car Tour race Saturday night at Berlin Raceway.

The “Great Lakes Challenge” race presented by Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Part Stores was the track’s 2022 season finale.

Swanson, a native of Kingsburg, Calif., who now lives in Indianapolis, qualified second, just 0.132 off the 15.624-second lap set by Tyler Roahrig, the fastest qualifier and eventual race winner. The invert was an eight, so Swanson started seventh in the 19-car field for the 40-lap test on Berlin’s 7/16-mile asphalt oval.

Swanson was never out of the top five. Driving the Doran Racing No. 44 sponsored by Henry Repeating Arms, Glenn Farms and Duncan Oil and powered by a Binks-prepped Chevy engine, he got off to a great start and passed both Billy Wease, who started sixth, and Tony Main, who started fourth, on the first lap.

On lap three he moved into fourth by passing Taylor Ferns, who had started fifth.

He kept Roahrig behind him for a quarter of the race.

With 15 laps down the race’s only yellow flew after an accident involving Ferns, Wease and the lapped car of Jim Sheets in Turn 3. None of them were hurt but they were all done for the night. Swanson was right in front of the crash, but luckily he avoided involvement and restarted in fifth place, right behind Santos.

The battle between Santos and Swanson was one of the highlights of the event. Swanson passed Santos on lap 33 to regain fourth, but Santos passed him back on the next lap. On lap 37 Swanson once again powered by Santos, and he not only stayed in front of him until the checkered dropped, he was nearly 2 seconds ahead of him at the checkered. Swanson almost got third too, as he was only 0.206 behind Dakoda Armstrong when time ran out.

Roahrig had a 2.260-second lead over runner-up Kyle O’Gara at the finish. Armstrong was third, and Swanson and Santos rounded out the top five.

Swanson was second in the point standings going into Saturday’s event. Coming out of it he is still second to Armstrong, with 1,342 points to Armstrong’s 1,346.

Only two more races remain in the series’ inaugural season: Thursday, Oct. 6 at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Ind., and Saturday, Oct. 22 at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in Brownsburg, Ind.

All of the series’ races are streamed live by MAVTV on Flo Racing.

For more information on Doran Racing see DoranRacing.com and follow the team on Facebook.

 

 

JOE MARTIN WINS $2000 "RED MILEY RUMBLE" FOR RUSH LATE MODELS AT PPMS WHILE KOLE HOLDEN CAPTURES HIS 1ST IN RUSH MODS; HARDY, HOMAN, KNOWLES & WARREN KEEP ON WINNING AROUND THE CIRCUIT IN RUSH LATE MODELS

By Marcie Barlow

(September 9, 2022) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Pulaski, PA)...The 2022 racing season is winding down, but there was plenty of Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Racing Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants action this past weekend. Veteran Rob Kristyak ended a three-year winless drought at Sharon and with the Flynn's Tire Touring Series by scoring a well-deserved victory in RUSH Sportsman Modified competition during the "Sharon Nationals". Standouts Joe Martin, Kyle Hardy, Chad Homan, Jason Knowles, and Joe Warren added to their win totals in RUSH Late Model action, while Chad Ruhlman scored another Lernerville Speedway victory in RUSH Sprint Car Equipment Rental Options Weekly action.

Delaware International Speedway hosted a special Friday night racing card that saw Joe Warren pick up his third RUSH Late Model victory of the season in seven starts at the speedway as he continues to lead the $1,000 "Track Pack". Trevor Collins was second. Two-time winner, Derek Magee, was third. Matt Hill, who won the last show at DIS, was fourth over David Dill, Jr.

Making his first start since the season opener back on May 14, Chad Homan returned to The Hill Speedway for the season finale and made it two-for-two on Friday evening. Rich McNeal came home in second followed by Chris Fleming, track champion Mike Epler and Ricky Loucks, who made his first ever start at The Hill. It was Homan’s ninth overall victory in RUSH Late Model weekly action. Jared Keeney, who was not in competition, had already clinched the $1,000 RUSH "Track Pack" Championship.

Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway managed to get in both the RUSH Late Model and RUSH Sportsman Modified events before Mother Nature postponed the remainder of the evening’s racing action. Veteran Joe Martin started on the pole, weathered several cautions and led the event for the entire 30 lap distance to score his second victory of the season at the Imperial, PA oval. Martin's $2,000 win came in the "Red Miley Rumble" and was his fifth overall of the season in RUSH competition to move into fifth in the National Weekly Series standings. Twelfth starter Garret Paugh came home in second with Mike Reft, Cole Petrelle and Brandon Burgoon completing the top five.

Jeremy Wonderling cruised to his seventh RUSH Late Model victory of the season in just 12 starts at Genesee Speedway this season. “Mr. Excitement” grabbed the lead from Jimmy Johnson a lap after the event’s only caution on lap eight and cruised to his fourth straight win when invading the Batavia, New York oval. Wonderling was able to score his 11th overall win of 2022 by nearly four seconds over Johnson, who recorded his third runner-up finish of the year. Chad Homan settled for third over Bill Holmes. Doug Ricotta rounded out the top five as he continues to lead the RUSH "Track Pack" points.

Weekly RUSH Late Model action at Winchester Speedway got off to a slow start as a four-car accident on the backstretch slowed the action before the first lap was completed. When the action resumed, pole-sitter Kyle Hardy took the top spot with Daniel Brown, Jr. in second. Cautions on laps seven and 14 saw Hardy’s straightaway lead erased both times but each time the action resumed he was never challenged for the top spot. Hardy went on to score his fourth win of the season at the speedway as well as his 10th on the 2022 RUSH circuit as he remains in the hunt for the National Weekly Series Championship. Making his return for the first time since the April 16 Tour event, Cody Dawson, was a season best second. Jacob Burdette, Scott Sweeney Jr., and Jared Powell completed the top five.

Jason McGregor led the early stages of the RUSH Late Model main event at Woodhull Raceway. Near the halfway portion of the event several competitors got crossed up resulting in a red flag to clear the speedway. When racing action resumed Joe Layfield led the field until Jason Knowles took over the top spot and cruised to the win. It was Knowles fifth win of the season at the oval as he and his brother Brian have now won 11 of the 17 features this year at the southern tier New York bullring. Austin Allen came home in second with Layfield, McGregor and 2022 track Brian Knowles following.

The Hovis RUSH Sprint Cars were added to the "Fab 4" finale at Lernerville Speedway after the "410" Sprints were given the night off to compete at Sharon. Veteran Chad Ruhlman led the 20-lap main event flag-to-flag to score his second straight victory of the season at the oval, and sixth overall of the season in Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series action. Arnie Kent came home in second with Blaze Myers in third. Gale Ruth, Jr. and Andy Priest completed the top five. The RUSH Sprint event that was scheduled at Tri-City Raceway Park on Sunday was rained out ending the season at the Franklin, Pa. half-mile oval.

The RUSH Sportsman Modified Series was in action at Sharon Speedway for the final time of the 2022 season on Friday evening as part of the "Sharon Nationals". Veteran Rob Kristyak ended a winless drought of more than three years at the speedway and with the Flynn's Tire Touring Series with a dominating performance in the 25-lap main event. Kristyak got by Doug Rutana on the start as he and Tony Tatgenhorst immediately distanced themselves from the rest of the field. By lap eight, Kristyak distanced himself from Tatgenhorst and reached lapped traffic by lap 12. The lapped traffic didn’t slow Kristyak as he led the remainder of the event and scored the victory by 5.761 seconds over Tatgenhorst. The win was worth $1,000 for Kristyak thanks to sponsorship from Jerry Rents LLC, who added $600 into the purse.

Rutana came home in third for a career best finish followed by Todd English. Cole Edwards recorded his first career Sharon top five finish. After missing his heat race due to football, Ben Easler raced up to 11th place in the non-stop event to capture the $1,000 Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Series Championship. Easler also continues to lead the $3,500 to-win Hovis Weekly Series Championship.

On Saturday night at Pittsburgh, Kole Holden led the entire distance of the RUSH Sportsman Modified main event to score his first win at the "Monster Half-Mile" since July 10 of last year. Holden became the fourth different winner in five races this year at Pittsburgh with his third overall win of 2022. Chelsie Kriegisch was second in her first RUSH start since blowing an engine at Expo on July 14. Jacob Jordan, who won his first career feature at the last PPMS event, was third over "Futures Cup" racer Lucas Canon and 2021 RUSH Stock Car Champion Jeremy Zufall.

The RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire Touring Series event that was scheduled for Sunday, September 4 at Tyler County Speedway was postponed due to rain and wet grounds. The "Cider Jug 40" event, which will pay the winner $4,000, has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 29 before two nights at Pittsburgh for the "Bill Hendren Memorial".

Picking up RUSH Karting Series victories at Stateline Saturday afternoon were Bexley Smith (Rookie), Jackson Himes (JR-1) and Mike Boardman (Adult). Wins during the evening program went to Alex Daniels (Rookie), Keaton Destre (JR-1), and Sydney Wetherbee (Adult).

RUSH racing action at Bradford Speedway on Sunday night was rained out. RUSH competitors had the weekend off at Raceway 7, Dog Hollow, Potomac, Skyline and Eriez.

Georgetown Speedway is hosting a special $1,000 to win Hovis Auto and Truck Supply Weekly Series event on Friday. This Saturday the RUSH Late Model Flynn’s Tire Touring Series will make its first ever appearance at the Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY. This is a Platinum Event with the winner receiving $3,000. Weekly RUSH Late Model action is also scheduled at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway and Woodhull Raceway on Saturday evening. Bradford will have both the RUSH Late Models and RUSH Pro Mods on Sunday evening.

The Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Sprint Car Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series will make their first ever appearance at Marion Center Speedway on Saturday night then head to Knox Raceway on Sunday evening for the final time of the season. Both events will pay $800 to win and $160 to start.

The following weekly-sanctioned tracks are either closed for the season, off this weekend, or not running RUSH: Delaware, Dog Hollow, Eriez, Genesee, The Hill, Potomac, Raceway 7, Skyline, Stateline, Tyler County, and Winchester.

The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, DrumPreserve, CrateInsider.com, Marthinsen & Salvitti Insurance Group and Terry Bowser Excavating.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page and Twitter pages by searching for each individual RUSH Series.

 

 

Perris Auto Speedway

#saveperris

(Perris, CA, September 8, 2022) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has released the purse for the 26th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch/Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway on November 3rd, 4th, and 5th. The high-profile race will feature the Amsoil USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Cars. In addition to posting the purse, entry is now open for the race (link is posted below). Tickets for the annual event should be on sale late next week.

The November 3rd and 4th preliminary nights will pay $5,000.00 each to win and $500.00 to start. Saturday’s finale will reward the winner with a $20,000.00 payday. The runner-up will take home $10,000.00 and the third-place finisher will pocket $5,000.00. The race will pay $1,000.00 to start. The total purse for the three nights of racing is $118,270.00. The link for the purse is http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/2022/22ovalpurse.pdf.

Entry for the premiere traditional sprint car race west of the Mississippi is open now. Pre-entry is $100.00 if paid for our postmarked by October 21st. Entries postmarked after that date or paid in person at the gate are $250.00. Entry forms can be downloaded and printed at the following link http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/2022/22ovalentry.pdf.

Advance tickets for the Oval Nationals should be for sale in 10 days and will be available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849.

Kevin Thomas Jr. is the defending race champion and has won three of the last four Oval Nationals. Besides 2021, the Cullman, Alabama native’s other two victories came in 2018 and 2019. Thomas is one of four drivers who have won the Oval Nationals three times. The first to turn the hat trick was Campbell, California’s Bud Kaeding with triumphs in 2001, 2002, and 2007. The “People’s Champ,” Dave Darland of Lincoln, Indiana, notched three wins in the race in 2005, 2006, and 2013. Nine-time CRA champion Damion Gardner took home the race’s famous eagle trophy in 2009, 2011, and 2016.

Oval Nationals Winners

1996 – Jimmy Sills

1997 – Rip Williams

1998 – Rodney Argo

1999 – Rickie Gaunt

2000 – Tony Jones

2001 – Bud Kaeding

2002 – Bud Kaeding

2003 – Cory Kruseman

2004 – Cory Kruseman

2005 – Dave Darland

2006 – Dave Darland

2007 – Bud Kaeding

2008 – Jesse Hockett

2009 – Damion Gardner

2010 – Chris Windom

2011 – Damion Gardner

2012 – Mike Spencer

2013 – Dave Darland

2014 – Robert Ballou

2015 – Bryan Clauson

2016 – Damion Gardner

2017 – Kevin Thomas Jr.

2018 – Kevin Thomas Jr.

2019 – C.J. Leary

2220 – No Race

2021 – Kevin Thomas Jr.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/perrisautospeedway/

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, Anderson Chevrolet, Battery Systems, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Heimark/Anheuser Busch, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Performance Online, Pole Position Raceway, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rene’s Bar & Grill, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

Video and DVD productions of all racing sprint cars events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the website LoudPedal Productions.

DVDs of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

Perris Auto Speedway 2022 Schedule

September 10th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS/IMCA STOCK CARS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA SPORT COMPACTS. (Note; No IMCA Points will be awarded for this event due to the IMCA Super Nationals running on this weekend. PASSCAR points will be awarded for this event).

September 17th "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR/YOUNG GUNS SPRINT CARS, IMCA MODIFIEDS, Lucas Oil POWRi SOUTHWEST LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS, AND WRA VINTAGE CARS ON DISPLAY. PLUS “POWER OF PURPLE NIGHT” BENEFITING THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE RIVERSIDE COUNTY EAST

September 24th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS/IMCA STOCK CARS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA SPORT COMPACTS

October 1st AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR/YOUNG GUNS SPRINT CARS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

October 15th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIII DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

October 22nd PASSCAR “CHAMPION’S NIGHT” SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS/IMCA STOCK CARS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS, PAS MODIFIEDS AND PAS SPORT COMPACTS

November 2nd 26TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS - Practice Night

November 3rd 26TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS - AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL AND AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS

November 4th 26TH Annual HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER Oval NATIONALS - AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL AND AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS

November 5th 26TH Annual HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISEROVAL NATIONALS - AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL AND AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS

November 12th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IX DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

 

INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES SETS DATES FOR ALLENTOWN AND ATLANTIC CITY

DOUBLE GAMBLERS CLASSICS ON TAP IN ATLANTIC CITY

TRENTON, NJ SEPTEMBER 8, 2022 . . . Dates for the 2023 Indoor Auto Racing Series have been confirmed with dates scheduled at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA on January 6 and 7 and Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ on January 27 and 28.

The concrete series will kick off on January 6 and 7 with the 7th running of the Ironton Global sponsored Allentown Indoor Races. The three main divisions of the series, TQ (Three Quarter) Midgets, Slingshots and Champ Karts will be in competition both days.

After Allentown, the series will head to the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ for the 20th running of the NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Race Weekend on Friday, January 27th and Saturday, January 28th. Plans are in the works to make the 20th running of the event, bigger and better than ever.

It will be double down weekend for the TQ Midgets, drivers will have two opportunities to host the Gambler’s Classic trophy. Friday night will feature a complete show, making up the 2021 event that was lost to COVID restrictions. Then on Saturday night, start all over with heat races, B-mains and another 40 lap main event!

“2023 will be our 20th running of the event in Atlantic City and we are going all in to make it the best weekend yet” stated series promoter Len Sammons. “By adding the 2021 TQ Midget Gambler’s Classic to Friday night, it makes for a huge weekend.”

Tickets for both events will go on sale starting with pre-sale opportunities on September 19 and be on sale to the public on Friday, September 23.

The series will not be returning to the Exposition Center on the New York State Fairgrounds in March of 2023, due to building issues which have caused a number of other events to be canceled inside the newly constructed center. New York state officials hope to have the issues resolved, so that all the events can return for the 2024 season.

Plans for the return of the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ are presently being finalized, with an announcement expected in the coming weeks.

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities contact series organizer, Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or emailing him at indoorracing@aarn.com.

 

 

Kyle Reinhardt Endures Bumpy Sharon Nationals

Lucrative Three Day Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal on Tap

Hartford, OH – September 8, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit: Leister Photography

Kyle Reinhardt arrived in Hartford, Ohio last weekend with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) aiming to continue riding the wave of improvement the team had generated over the past few weeks.

Back in June, his last visit to the northeast Ohio 3/8-mile clay oval during Ohio Speedweek had resulted in a top ten run after starting 22nd, so the odds certainly looked to be in his favor of achieving the goal.

September 2: Sharon Nationals – Lou Blaney Memorial Night 1 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH [40 cars, Qualifying 6th in Group C, Heat 3rd (6), A-main 24th (14)]

A quality field of 40 cars turned out for the first night of the ASCoC sanctioned Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH. The series’ four-group qualifying, four-heat race format would set the field. The top five finishers from each heat would transfer to the A-main, along with the top four finishers from the B-main.

Reinhardt’s Capitol Renegade / Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers / Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants / J&J Auto Racing No.91 was the ninth car in Group C to hit the track for qualifying. He recorded the 6th quickest lap in the group, putting him outside row three to start the third heat.

Reinhardt wasted no time going on the offensive in his heat race, surging around the high side on the opening lap to claim 3rd at the completion of lap one. He wasn’t able to close the gap on second place Tyler Courtney, but he was able to hold a firm grasp on the 3rd spot throughout the 8-lap qualifying race.

The 30-lap A-main would have provided 14th starting Reinhardt plenty of time to navigate his way to another top ten or better, but things went awry early. The Neptune City, NJ native was working the high side again as he had done with success in his heat race, but the result wasn’t the same. He got into the outside wall with his right rear tire and ended up tumbling into turn two. He emerged unscathed from the crash, but his Capitol Renegade No.91 needed attention in the work area. The repair work was nearly complete when the clock ran out on the team’s allowed time, and the race resumed without Reinhardt. He was officially credited with a 24th place finish.

“I came into turn one a little hot and got into the wall. Thank you to all the guys who helped to try and get us back out. It was close.”, a disappointed Reinhardt commented.

September 3: Sharon Nationals – Lou Blaney Memorial Night 2 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH [40 cars, Qualifying 5th in Group C, Heat 4th (5), A-main 17th (14)]

With everyone returning, the field and format was the same for night two of the Lou Blaney Memorial, and once again Kyle Reinhardt was slotted in Group C. His lap of 15.657 was good enough for 5th quick in the group.

Starting from inside row three in the third heat, Reinhardt made a move on the start to grab the 4th position but was unable to make additional forward progress in the 8-lap qualifying race.

It was a relatively uneventful main event for Reinhardt. He started 14th in the 35-lap A-main for the second consecutive night. Forward progress was difficult. He battled hard throughout to maintain his track position but ultimately slid a few spots to a 17th place finish.

“We just missed it tonight. Disappointing weekend for us, especially since we’ve had things going the right direction lately. We’ll keep digging.“, Reinhardt said.

“I’m really looking forward to getting to Port Royal. We’ve struggled there lately but we’ve changed a lot of stuff since our last trip there, so I’m excited to see what we can do at the Tuscarora 50.”

Up Next

Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team will set up camp at Port Royal Speedway to race the All Star Circuit of Champions sanctioned, three day Tuscarora 50 event.

Thursday’s preliminary action offers $8,000 to the winner, Friday’s ‘Night Before the 50’ awards the victor with a tidy $10,000 prize, and Saturday’s 55th annual installment of premier event not only drops $55,000 into the bank account of the winning team but also pays a minimum of $2,000 just to qualify and start the event. The three day total event payout will exceed $230,000!

Season Stats

57 races, 0 wins, 5 top 5’s, 14 top 10’s, 29 top 15’s

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt at:

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THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!

RQM Enterprises would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the continued support during the 2022 racing season!

Capitol Renegade

Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers

Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants

Fibreworks Composites

Henry’s Wrecker Service

J&J Auto Racing

FK Rod Ends

Kinsler Fuel Injection

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Kelly Racing Fuel

Arai Americas

Auto Meter

KSE Racing Products

InTech Trailers

Fel-Pro

Taylor Ignition Wires

Miller Welders

K&N Filters

Mettec

AL Driveline

Jesel Valvetrain

DMI

All-Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads

ISC Racers Tape

HMS Motorsports

Ultra Lite Brakes & Components

Rider Racing Engines

Saldana Racing Products

HP Engines

Titan Wings and Top Flight Wings

Simpson Race Products

 

 

BRP modified tour celebrates 25th anniversary with $7,000 to win 50 lapper at Michaels Mercer raceway this Saturday.

By Jim Balentine (Mercer,Pa)

History will be made this coming weekend Friday Saturday, September 9 and 10th as Michaels Mercer Raceway celebrates its 71st season with the highest paying big block modified race in the history of the speedway and possibly all of eastern Ohio western Pennsylvania as the BRP modified tour race for a record $7,000 to win 50 lapper on Saturday with a $27,000 purse just for this race. Friday night the mods will finish their 2022 point season with a 35 lapper paying $2500 to win, with a champion being crowned afterwards.

Also Mercer’s regular divisions will compete with a complete show both nights for the Racesaver 305s, and the mini stocks will finish their point title chase as Andy Thompson has already clinched the division title for the 2nd year in a row. Randy Ealy 165 points behind is leading up and comer Trevn Schaffer by just 49 points.

The Racesaver 305 sprints have concluded their points for the season as Jeremy Kornbau has picked up his first career championship with 3 wins on the season.

The FASTRAK/602 crate modifieds will be in competition on Saturday with 2 time defending champ Brian Schaffer leading Jeff Schaffer Jr by just 57 points and Gage Priester by 100 going into the final night.

The pro stocks will make their return to Mercer on both nights following the Penn/Ohio pro stock rules racing for $750 with 24 or more cars. Tyler Wyant was the last winner at the end of 2021.

Friday night admission will be $18 grandstands $16 senior grandstands and Pits $35 senior $30

All new drivers must complete an I-9 form at the pit gate. Pits open 4 pm Grandstands 5 pm Hot laps 6:15 pm Racing 7 pm

On Saturday Grandstands will be $20 $18 senior Pits $35 $30 senior

All new drivers must complete an I-9 form at the pit gate.

Pits open 4 pm Grandstands 5 pm Hot laps 6:15 pm Racing 7 pm

There will be Thursday night open practice with Pits opening at 4pm and practice at 6pm. The grandstands will be closed.

Concessions will be open but outside food and drink are permitted inside. Coolers must fit between the bleachers with no glass. Alcohol is permitted. Lawn chair seating is permitted in the grassy area by the fence. We are a cash only facility with no ATM on site.

For more information on Mercer please visit our Facebook page or our website: MichaelsMercerracewadotcom You can also contact the track at 724-662-1310 or on Facebook messenger.

 

 

Goldesberry Picks Up Second Win of Season and Hopf Farms Bullring Showdown

Springfield, IL (September 6, 2022) – Jordan Goldesberry had a busy Labor Day Weekend and one that proved to be successful on the track. The Rockstar Energy Drink backed team had an all important three race weekend as the IRA championship continues to be tight.

The weekend started out at Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, WI on Friday night. Known as the Horsepower Half Mile, Goldesberry would qualify third quick out of 23 cars. The Rockstar Energy Drink Maxim would line up fourth in the third heat, Goldesberry would finish fourth qualifying him for the dash redraw. Drawing the fifth starting position in the first dash, Goldesberry would finish fifth. The dash finish would put the Rockstar Energy Drink #65 starting nineth in the 25 lap main event. Goldesberry would work himself up to fourth then the race saw a caution with two laps remaining. Goldesberry would lose two spots on the restart and go on to finish sixth.

“We had a good night at Dodge County. We were running fourth and then we had a caution with two to go. The motor had a stumble that cost us a few spots.” said Goldesberry.

Saturday night the action moved to Plymouth, WI for the fair race. With a packed house and 31 cars on hand, Goldesberry qualified fourth quick. Starting fourth in the fourth heat race, Goldesberry would go on to finish fourth and qualify for the dash redraw. For the redraw, Goldesberry would draw a second starting spot in Dash #1. Running second in the dash, disaster struck the Rockstar Energy Drink machine as Goldesberry and another car made contact on the second lap resulting in Goldesberry getting upside down. The Rockstar Energy Drink team, along with team members from other teams, got the #65 back together for the 30 lap main event. Starting seventh, Goldesberry would run a smart race finishing fourth.

“I have to thank everyone that helped us at Plymouth. Everyone’s help was very much appreciated. I tried to be patient and take what I could get. I was happy with a fourth place finish.” said Goldesberry.

Sunday night the action moved to 141 Speedway in Maribel, WI. After the fourth place finish at Plymouth, Goldesberry entered the night as the point leader in the Hopf Farm Bullring Showdown. 28 cars were checked in and Goldesberry would qualify nineth quick. This would put the Rockstar Energy Drink Maxim outside the front row in the third heat. Goldesberry would beat the field out of turn two on the start and go on to win the heat race to qualify for the dash redraw. Goldesberry would draw the fourth starting spot in the second dash and go on to finish third. The Rockstar Energy Drink #65 would line up outside the third row for the 30 lap feature. Goldesberry would get to third and begin to chase down Tyler Tischendorf and Scotty Thiel in lap traffic. Thiel and Goldesberry would both get by Tischendorf and it left a two car battle. Goldesberry was able to slide past Thiel in lap traffic to grab the lead on lap 24. A lap 26 yellow would bunch the field back up. Goldesberry would hold off a hard charging Thiel on the start and keep the lead. As Goldesberry was coming to the white flag, the yellow flew again for a car coming to a stop on the backstretch. Goldesberry would lead the field back to green and hold Thiel off a second time to pick up his second win of the season and won the Hopf Farm Bullring Showdown series.

“We had a great night at 141. We didn’t qualify as well as we would like but we capitalized on a front row starting spot in the heat. We had a heck of a battle in the feature, it was a lot of fun.” said Goldesberry. “I am really proud that we were able to pick up another win for Rockstar Energy Drink and we won the Hopf Farm Bullring series. I would like to thank Dean and Stacy Hopf for putting up the extra money for us.”

The Rockstar Energy Drink team will be back in action with the IRA this Saturday night at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, WI for the Jerry Reichert Memorial.

SEASON STATS-
30 races, 2 wins, 11 Top 5’s, 17 top 10’s

MEDIA LINKS-
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JGMotorsports65
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JGMotorsports65

 

 

SCHULTZ REFLECTS ON HIS RECENT MUST SEE RACING CHAMPIONSHIP

September 7, 2022 – Charlie Schultz is less than two weeks removed from his first career Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro championship. As he reflects back on the series of events the night he clinched the title, he realized what an emotional roller coaster it was.
At the next-to-last event at Lorain Raceway Park on August 6, he got caught up in a first lap accident that eliminated him for the night and giving him a DNF. At that point, it looked as if he had buried himself with a very slim chance of being able to contend for the title with only one race left.

But things turned around at the series finale at Jennerstown, Pennsylvania on August 27. Series points leader Joe Liguori had a mechanical problem and was unable to finish his heat race. Series rules dictate he had to start last in the feature event. With only a single point separating the two drivers going into the final feature event, whoever finished ahead of the other driver would win the title. Schultz finished two spots ahead of Liguori as Liguori gave a valiant effort in his quest to come from the rear.

“I think with the drop thing I was 6 points down going into the season finale at Jennerstown,” explains Schultz. “You never want to win one because someone has problem. You wanna race it out the best you can. He (Liguori) was able to capitalize on my bad luck at Lorain and I was able to capitalize on his bad luck at Jennerstown.”

In a show of true sportsmanship, Schultz and his John Reiser Motorsports team quickly went to work trying to help Liguori get a rear end and driveline replaced in time for the feature event after Bobby Santos III loaned Liguori the parts he needed.

“After the night at Rockford I got tore up coming for the checkered. Joe was one of the first one to come over and offer me anything I needed to get the car fixed. Joe and I have been friends for a long time. It wasn’t a matter of who won the championship. We all were gonna have a good time celebrating the championship regardless of who was the champion.”

Moments after capturing the MSR championship Schultz proposed to longtime girlfriend Debbie Walker in victory lane.
“She and I had talked about it over the last year or so. We’ve been dating for the last four and a half years. I was joking around with her niece and nephew one night at dinner and said the next time I win I should aske her to marry me. Unfortunately, I didn’t win a race all summer” laughs Schultz. “But when you win the championship it’s kinda the time and place. If I had lost the championship, it might have been saved for a different time. Everything kinda went our way and it seemed like a good way to top off a good night.

Outside of Must See Racing circles, the 44-year-old Schultz may be an unknown to many due to his many years of competing in Supermodifieds. That may soon change with an MSR championship under his belt to go along with a Midwest Supermodifed Association title he claimed several years back.
“I’ve been pretty fortunate with the Supermodified deal to have had a fair amount of success. We struggled at first when we first came over to do the sprint car stuff. Ultimately, we won the championship, and it shows that you’re a consistent driver. With the way the MSR points structure is, you can’t sit of at any point during the day. If it opens some eyes, great. I’m 44 years old and have accepted the fact I’m no going to NASCAR or anything like that. But I’m definitely gonna enjoy this one” concluded Schultz.

 

 

Dover Earns Top Fives in 410 and 360 Action During Huset’s Speedway Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions – BRANDON, S.D. (Sept. 7, 2022) – Jack Dover recorded a trio of top fives and four top 10s in four features last weekend during The Bull Haulers Brawl presented by Folkens Bros. Trucking.

Dover placed third and fourth, respectively, during Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association races in the Chris and Rick Bowers’ No. 81 sprint car and he finished sixth and fourth, respectively, behind the wheel of his No. 53 sprint car during Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series main events.

“I’m happy with how the weekend went,” he said. “We didn’t get a win like I wanted, but to come out of there with almost all top fives except for one – which was a sixth – it was pretty good.”

The weekend started on Saturday with Dover qualifying eighth quickest in the 410 division. A heat race win advanced him into the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 4 to line up on the outside of the second row.

“I got to third early and about 10 laps in I got to second,” he said. “It was a really tricky cushion. The top was dominant. It started building a curb and you couldn’t go in there full bore. You had to ease into it, get your tires spinning and try to finish the corner. I saw (Aaron) Reutzel was getting tighter and tighter when we got to traffic. We caught him and on the last lap I went into turns one and two on the bottom. I didn’t have enough speed and Ian Madsen ended up sliding us into turns three and four so I ended up third. I was close enough to try something for the lead and it cost us a spot.”

Dover maneuvered from fifth to third place in 360 heat race before capping the night with a sixth-place outing in the A Main.

“I need to thank Chris Roseland for letting me use his 360,” he said. “We were pretty good, but I wouldn’t say great. The motor we were using wasn’t updated to the newest ASCS rules so we were probably down 25 horsepower. I could definitely tell coming off the corners. I was happy with finishing sixth.”

Sunday’s 410 action featured Dover qualifying 14th quickest and placing fifth in a heat race before hustling from 13th to fourth in the feature.

“We were picking them off one by one,” he said. “A couple of cars were eliminated in a late crash and we were trying to survive. We were right there with (Brooke) Tatnell and the guys up front. I think we could have had a third-place car, but at the end of the race we were just trying to get a good finish and not force the issue.”

Dover finished the season sixth in the 410 sprint car championship standings at Huset’s Speedway.

Dover ended where he started – seventh – in a 360 heat race before he overcame involvement in an early crash in the B Main to garner a third-place result. That transferred him into the main event, in which Dover charged from 22nd to fifth.

“After the heat race I thought to myself the motor wasn’t getting heat and hitting as hard as it should,” he said. “I went back to an old fuel sheet from five or six years ago. The fuel settings were totally different. It definitely woke the motor up. In the B Main we got in a melee and I want to thank all the drivers and crew guys in the work area who helped get me back out there. We transferred through and didn’t change anything for the A Main. We just put a new wing on that matched the car and then I drove the heck out of it in the feature.”

QUICK RESULTS –

Sept. 3 – Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D. (410 sprint car) – Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (4).

Sept. 3 – Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D. (360 sprint car) – Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 6 (3).

Sept. 4 – Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D. (410 sprint car) – Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 4 (13).

Sept. 4 – Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D. (360 sprint car) – Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 5 (22).

SEASON STATS –

33 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 17 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT –

TBD

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

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“We became friends with the Briley Family of West Omaha Irrigation and Lawns a few years ago,” Dover said. “They are a great family who run a great business and we’re happy to have them on board.”

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, Backlund Plumbing, True Trucking, Thorpe’s Body Shop, Husker Diesel, West Omaha Irrigation and Lawns, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, Speedway Graphics, Phil Durst, SSS Motorsports, Speedway Engines, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Smith Titanium, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Motorsports’ Price Ties Career-Best World of Outlaws Run With Top Five at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 7, 2022) – Robbie Price tied his career-best World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series result behind the wheel of the Sides Motorsports No. 7s last Saturday.

Price posted a fifth-place performance at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., during the final night of the three-race Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals.

“The weekend wasn’t bad,” he said. “The first couple of nights were okay and the last night in Elma wasn’t great, but there was one really good night. The track wasn’t the way it’s ever been at Skagit. It’s definitely different. I think there’s potential to be there though.”

Price qualified fifth quickest before a runner-up outing in a heat race advanced him into the dash. He gained two positions in the race to finish sixth, giving him the sixth starting spot in the A Main.

“The last night at Skagit we drew well and qualified good and made the dash,” he said. “The way it was all weekend if you qualified decent then it made the night a lot easier. In the feature I got to fifth right away and we were decent. We got to traffic and I thought I might have had something for fourth. I moved around a bit and I don’t know if it hurt or helped, but another top five was great.”

Price kicked off the weekend on Thursday when he timed in 16th quickest before picking up a position to finish third in a heat race and 11th in the A Main. Friday’s action featured Price qualifying 19th quickest and placing fifth in a heat race to lock into the feature. He capped the night by hustling from 19th to 12th – tied for the second-most positions gained.

The holiday weekend concluded on Monday at Grays Harbor Raceway, where Price qualified sixth quickest before ending sixth in a heat race and 21st in the feature following involvement in an early crash.

“We qualified good, but we struggled in the heat race and that kind messed up our whole night,” he said. “It was cool to see everybody at home last weekend. That was fun.”

The team plans to race this Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., during the Gold Cup Race of Champions with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS –

Sept. 1 – Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. – Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 11 (12).

Sept. 2 – Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. – Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 12 (19).

Sept. 3 – Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. – Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 6 (8); Feature: 5 (6).

Sept. 5 – Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. – Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 6 (2); Feature: 21 (18).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS –

62 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Gold Cup Race of Champions with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

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Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JasonSides7s

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“King Racing Products has been a big supporter of Sides Motorsports and we wouldn’t be able to travel up and down the road with the World of Outlaws without their partnership,” Sides said. “King Racing Products builds a great selection of parts for racers so I would encourage every driver to give them a shot.”

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, Dancer Logistics, Inc., VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, ShopRico.com, Phillips Tosco, North Baltimore Custom Cuts and Retail Meat, TORA TORA, Lomelino Sign Co., FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Wilwood, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Builtwiser Wings and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

STN Starting Spot on the Line Saturday Night at I-30 Speedway!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 7, 2022) – I-30 Speedway’s 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires may still be another three weekends away.

But a starting position in the $15,041-to-win, $1,100-to-start event will be secured this Saturday night.

I-30 Speedway hosts the ASCS Mid-South sanctioned 15th Annual “Ralph Henson Tribute” this Saturday atop the high-banked, -mile clay oval. And while the final STN tune-up event offers a healthy chunk of change worth $5,646 to the winner, the event will also determine the 2022 track champion.

The driver that earns that track title earns an automatic bid into the October 1 STN finale, as the 21st starting position is reserved for said champion if necessary. While the ultimate champion would prefer to race his way into a better starting position, the $1,100 guaranteed starting position is even more motivation going into this Saturday’s card.

Marion, Arkansas’ shoe Derek Hagar holds the current edge. But a very slight edge it is at just three points over Cody Gardner with defending track champ Howard Moore and Blake Jenkins lurking in the weeds as well with an outside shot of stealing the track crown.

With three points per feature position on the line as well as 3-2-1 in heats, each position all night will be critical for Hagar and Gardner. And should something happen to them, Moore could conceivably make up a 27-point deficit while longer odds await Jenkins at 40 points back.

Hagar, Gardner and Moore are all familiar with STN finales while the younger Jenkins aims for his first start in the championship event.

Hagar has raced his way into eight previous STN championship events, scoring back-to-back prelim wins in 2019 and 2020 before locking in with a runner-up finish in the first of last year’s Friday night Twin 20’s.

Hagar has finished among the top eight in five of the last six STN finales with a runner-up finish in 2020 his best to date. Hagar finished out last year’s event in fifth.

With 12 preliminary feature starts to his credit, Gardner started on the pole in his seventh career STN finale last year and finished out the night with a career-best STN finish of seventh after a ninth-place showing in 2018.

Moore has raced his way into five consecutive STN finales with a high-water mark of third in 2018 the best of two top-ten finishes. Moore finished out last year’s event in 15th.

After this Saturday’s “Ralph Henson Tribute”, the 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires fires to life with a Test ‘N Tune on Thursday, September 29, followed by Friday’s (September 30) preliminary action that culminates with “Twin 20” features and then the October 1 STN championship finale.

With the added start money for Saturday night, the total feature payout for the two nights is at a minimum of $64,591 pending the need for the provisional starter on Saturday night.

Entries for the event have already began to flow into the I-30 Speedway track office. Pre-entries submitted by Tuesday, September 27, are $100 and include a free two-day driver pit pass. Entries after September 27 are $100 with no pit pass included. The entry form is available at https://www.i-30speedway.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=760397.

In addition to Big Show Productions that boosted start pay to a minimum of $1,100, the STN winner’s share was previously increased to $15,041 courtesy of MPV with Buckaroo Hatters and Mike Moore making the initial boost to the back portion of the field.

Reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion Blake Hahn of Sapulpa, OK, has found the high-banked, -mile I-30 Speedway clay oval to his liking in recent years by topping three of the last four renditions of the Short Track Nationals.

After going back-to-back in 2018 and 2019, Hahn made a lap 39 move past Jordon Mallett and then beat defending STN champ Sam Hafertepe, Jr., to the stripe for his third STN crown.

The triumph matched Steve Kinser’s three STN titles in the early years of the event while Hall of Famers Sammy Swindell and Gary Wright lead the way with five and four victories, respectively.

Other drivers with multiple STN wins include Paul McMahan and Tony Bruce, Jr., with single wins posted by the likes of Hafertepe, Jr., NASCAR star Christopher Bell, reigning World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet, Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray and John Gerloff.

The 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires kicks off with a Test ‘N Tune on Thursday, September 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: September 29 through October 1, 2022. (Test ‘N Tune on Thursday, September 29, followed by two full cards of racing action on September 30 and October 1).

The Format: Friday’s preliminary event will be contested under a derivative of the All Star Circuit of Champions format, with group qualifying establishing heat race lineups with an invert of four in each heat race. The Friday preliminary will conclude with “Twin 20’s”, a pair of $1,500-to-win 20-lap “A” Main events.

The top two from each of the “Twin 20’s” will be locked into Saturday night’s “Dash for Cash” and the championship main event.

Friday events points accumulated will be carried over to Saturday night, with another set of heats utilizing passing points added to the Friday total to set the championship feature lineups. The top two in combined points from Friday night and the Saturday heat races with join Friday’s four lock-ins in the Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash”. The next eight in points will occupy STN championship feature positions 7-14 with the balance of the field in “B” and “C” Mains. Three will transfer from both “B” Mains to set the 20-car feature field. The 21st position is reserved for this year’s I-30 Speedway track champion if necessary.

The Past Winners:

2021-Blake Hahn

2020–Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2019-Blake Hahn

2018-Blake Hahn

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Tickets: Advance two-day tickets are $45.

Day of show prices are $20 on Friday and $30 on Saturday.

Children under 12 are admitted free on both nights courtesy of Dairy Queen.

To order tickets or for more information, check online at https://i-30speedway.com/short-track-nationals/ or call the track at 501-455-4567.

Pit passes are $40 on both Friday and Saturday. Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

The Broadcast: If you can’t make it to the STN to catch all the breathtaking action in person, no need to fret as you can catch it all live online at www.floracing.com.

For more information regarding I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals, check at www.i-30speedway.com or call the track at 501-455-4567.

 

 

First IRA fast qualifier award highlights Austin Hartmann’s roller coaster tripleheader weekend

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 7, 2022 – For the vast majority of regional Winged 410 Sprint Car racing teams competing with the 2022 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series, taking on a stretch of three races at three different tracks over the course of three consecutive days is a taxing undertaking.

Despite enduring a major setback at the mid-way point of the weekend, Austin Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing team overcame the requisite difficult nature of the triple dip, along with the additional challenges thrown their way, to finish out each of the scheduled events in the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series Labor Day weekend tripleheader.

The weekend trifecta saw team take on the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway “horsepower half-mile” in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Friday, Sept. 2, come back home for another event at the familiar surroundings of the third-mile The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. during the Sheboygan County Fair on Saturday, Sept. 3 and travel north to the 141 Speedway bullring in Francis Creek, Wis. on Sunday, Sept. 4.

Hartmann opened the weekend by making his first appearance at the sprawling Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway for the fifth annual Harry Neitzel Tribute race on Friday, Sept. 2 with a 410 motor under the hood of his 87A Sprint Car. In qualifying, Hartmann turned in the 13th fastest time among the 23-car field with a lap of 17.578 seconds.

In the first eight eight-lap IRA heat race, Hartmann started fifth and fell back one spot to finish sixth.

After lining up 16th in the 25-lap Harry Neitzel Tribute A-main, Hartmann slid back to 18th on lap 5. After engaging in a back-and-forth duel with Alan Gilbertson for four laps starting on lap 6, Hartmann found his stride to power past Dave Uttech to take 17th on lap 12 before the first of four caution flags appeared on lap 14 when Danny Schlafer stopped on the front stretch.

On the restart, Hartmann worked his way around Jack Vanderboom to take over 15th on lap 16 before the second caution flag waved on lap 20 for Zach Hampton, who stopped in turn four with a flat tire.

After Travis Arenz spun in turn two on lap 22 to bring out the third caution flag, Hartmann restarted 13th. Another caution was displayed on lap 24 for Chris Martin, who slowed with a flat tire.

Hartmann restarted 12th and held the position over the final two laps to secure his sixth top-15 A-main showing of the 2022 IRA season in a race won by Scotty Thiel.

“Dodge was a good effort, although it was tough with the smaller engine compared to the other cars,” Hartmann said.

The annual Sheboygan County Fair IRA race at The Plymouth Dirt Track saw Hartmann rip off his first-career IRA Osborne and Son Trucking fast qualifier award, as he topped the 31-car field with a lap of 11.461 seconds around his hometown track, which earned the 87A Hartmann Racing team an extra $150 courtesy of Lake Home Retreats.

Hartmann then started fourth and placed fifth in the first eight-lap IRA heat race before drawing the third starting spot in the first four-lap IRA dash. On lap 2, Hartmann fell back to fifth in his fifth IRA dash appearance of his rookie 2022 campaign before Jordan Goldesberry and Blake Nimee got together in turn two to bring out a red flag.

Hartmann restarted third and went on to finish third to secure the fifth starting position in the 30-lap IRA A main. After a red flag for a flip involving Jake Neuman on lap 8 and a yellow flag on lap 9 when Kris Spitz lost a right rear tire in turn two, Hartmann restarted seventh.

The third-year Sprint Car competitor then engaged in a heated back-and-forth duel with Jake Blackhurst during the mid-way point of the race before slipping back to eighth on lap 21.

Following another caution for a spin involving Travis Arenz on lap 23, Hartmann restarted eighth before disaster struck shortly after the ensuing restart when contact with Kyle Schuett’s car along the front stretch sent Hartmann flipping wildly into the turn one catch fence, ending what was shaping up to be a career-best IRA finish.

Hartmann, who emerged from the accident uninjured, was credited with a 22nd-place showing in a race won by Scotty Thiel.

“I thought setting quick time was definitely a possibility at some point this season, as we are usually really good for qualifying,” Hartmann said. “It was great to accomplish that with the IRA at Plymouth.

“The feature was going really well until the incident,” he said. “The car was badly damaged, but fixable. It is down by Maxim now getting repaired. I'm doing well. I only really had shoulder pain from the straps.”

Determined to complete the third leg of the IRA tripleheader at 141 Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 4, Hartmann was able to put a deal together to compete in one of the Schlafer Racing Team's 360 cars for the night.

Hartmann qualified 25th in the 28-car field with a lap of 12.908 seconds and finished seventh in the first eight-lap IRA heat race after starting ninth.

The Plymouth, Wis. driver rolled off 22nd in the 30-lap IRA main event and steered clear of trouble on the dry slick track surface to notch a 19th-place finish in a race won by Jordan Goldesberry.

“We were able to rent a 360 for 141 from the Schlafers,” Hartmann said. “I would like to thank Al and Danny and the Schlafer team for allowing us that opportunity, so that we could race at 141.”

With four races remaining on the 2022 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series schedule, Hartmann sits 10th in the IRA point standings.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team is scheduled to continue their rookie 2022 IRA season with their first 410 appearance at the Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. for the prestigious Jerry Richert Memorial this Saturday, Sept. 10.

“Now it is time to get back in a 410 for this weekend's race up at Cedar Lake,” Hartmann said. “I'm super excited to race there.”

Those unable to make it to track can follow all of the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series action throughout the 2022 campaign via FloRacing by visiting https://www.floracing.com.

Additional information on the 87A Hartmann Racing team can be found by visiting the team’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/87Ahartmannracing.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team has assembled a strong group of partners in support of the team's maiden voyage with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Series, including Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty, Shufflebotham Tree Service, Call Girls Motorsports, PalletWorks LLC, AF Inc., Bennett Transport Inc., SCA Inc., Gretchen Tillman New American Funding, Classic Title Services, CP Services, Cobblestone Landscaping, Jensen Sales & Services, Lee’s Color Studio, Dave’s Fabrication, Racer’s Hall Sports Bar and Grill, Feldmann Sales & Service, RC Custom Design, Hepfner Racing Products, Pit Road Apparel, the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series and Sage Fruit.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team consists of Hunter Annis, Eric Bergschultz, Karlee Hartmann, Andrew Shufflebotham, Jarrett Neese, Caitlin Shaw and Kristine Hartmann.

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Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing
2022 Season
By The Numbers

Total Events – 22
IRA Events – 20
World of Outlaws Events – 2
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 6
Top 20 A Main Finishes – 14
Heat Race Victories – 1
Dash Appearances – 5
Dash Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 1

Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing
Upcoming 2022 Schedule

 

 

Ryan Robinson guides BHR 42x to 8th at Nor*Cal Posse Shootout opener/ Gold Cup up next with TK

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…Assuming the seat of the Bates Hamilton Racing No. 42x this past weekend Foresthill’s Ryan Robinson highlighted the two-step with a top-10 run on opening night of the Nor*Cal Posse Shootout.

The double header on Labor Day weekend occurred at Placerville Speedway and brought out a 36-car field to open it all up on Saturday. The defending Sprint Car Challenge Tour champion started off the evening in strong fashion by qualifying second in his group, before also running second in the heat race.

The Teichert Construction/ VinylTech PVC Pipe/ Clow Valve/ BenefitRFP entry lined-up in row five for the feature. Robinson was locked in several close battles and brought home an eighth-place finish after 30 hard fought laps of racing.

The Sunday finale saw Robinson return to qualify sixth in his group and move forward to claim fourth in the heat race. Starting from 14th on the grid the 21-year-old then proceeded to bring home a 16th place result in the 35-lap contest.

San Jose’s Tim Kaeding is now set to reassume controls of the BHR machine for this week’s 68th running of the Gold Cup Race of Champions. The prestigious event at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway kicks-off on Wednesday with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour sanctioning the Pacific Sprint Cup. Kaeding will take part in the event looking to add on to his win total at the quarter mile.

After Wednesday night the team will then get ready to compete in Friday’s program with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. The Saturday finale this season hands out a cool $25,000 to the winner.

In his career Kaeding has captured a pair of track titles at Silver Dollar Speedway and has been involved in some memorable features at the Gold Cup. He ran sixth on night two of the “Silver Cup” back in early-March and ranks fourth in all-time Sprint Car wins at the famed bullring.

The Pacific Sprint Cup on Wednesday evening can be viewed live on FloRacing, while Dirtvision has all the action during the World of Outlaws portion of the Gold Cup.

Bates-Hamilton Racing would like to thank Teichert Construction, VinylTech PVC Pipe, Clow Valve, BenefitRFP, Dan Ewart Sales, B Scadden Design, Advanced Drainage Systems, Custom Pipe and Fabrication, Tigre, North Bay Waterworks, SIP, Star Pipe Products, Kaeding Performance, Kistler Engines, Maxim Chassis, Bell Helmets, K1 Race Gear, Warehouse Paint, Arbo Tech, Performance Powder Coating, Sellers Race Wings, Rod Tiner Racing, ART Enterprises, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise and Vanlare Steering Repair for their support this season.

Ryan Robinson and Bates-Hamilton Racing Placerville Speedway Quick Recap-

September 3rd: Qualified (2nd in group), Heat Race (2nd), A-main (8th)
September 4th: Qualified (6th in group), Heat Race (4th), A-main (16th)

Upcoming Races-

September 7th: Silver Dollar Speedway “Pacific Sprint Cup”
September 9th: Silver Dollar Speedway “Gold Cup Race of Champions”
September 10th: Silver Dollar Speedway “Gold Cup Race of Champions”

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Tony Gomes Grabs Top-5 and Top-10 at NorCal Posse Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending the Labor Day Weekend racing at Placerville Speedway with C&M Motorsports, Tony Gomes rebounded to finish fifth on Saturday night before capping his weekend off with a charge to ninth on Sunday night.

“We had really good cars both nights, and I had a lot of fun back in the C&M Motorsports No. 7c,” Gomes said. Really thankful for the opportunity to race with Cody and Mandi and I really appreciate all the hard work Cody, Bobby, and Ron put forth.”

Saturday night Gomes kicked the NorCal Posse Shootout off by timing the Legacy Specialties Inc./Lund Construction/Anrak backed No. 7c in fourth fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up third in his heat race, Gomes had his elbows up on the racy bullring as he chased after the lead duo looking for anyway to earn a berth into the redraw. Settling for third, Gomes was locked into the feature where he took the green flag from the 13th starting position.

When the race came to life, Gomes quickly started earning his money rolling the bottom gaining track position. As the track started to change, Gomes would change his line and begin working on the cushion that had built up around the speedway.

Amidst a great charge through the field, Gomes worked his way into fourth and made a bid for third. Racing for third, Gomes would get knocked off the track and lose several spots as he worked to get back down on the racing surface.

Falling back to ninth, Gomes would continue to show speed as he worked his way back to up close the night out with a fifth-place finish.

Returning to Placerville Speedway for one final night of winged 360ci racing at the venue for the season on Sunday, Gomes would time in fifth fastest in his qualifying group as he proceeded to pick up a fourth-place finish in his heat race.

Locking directly into the feature event, Gomes would again have his work cut out for himself as he lined up 15th on a very slick surface for the impending 35-lap feature event.

Though passing would prove to be tough as the track continued to clean off over the duration of the race, Gomes would again slowly work his way through the field.

Not quite able to put together the charge he had on Saturday, Gomes still worked his way into the Top-10 and he closed the weekend out with a ninth place finish.

“It was a tough field, and we did a pretty good job of coming forward all weekend long,” Gomes said. “I am really looking forward to the next opportunity I have to get back in the 7c.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Legacy Specialties Inc., Lund Construction, Anrak, Sam Rhodes, Alturas Tires, Swartz Diesel, PT Shocks, Creason Enterprises, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: C&M Motorsports will be back in action at Silver Dollar Speedway on September 7th with Kaleb Montgomery.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-20, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-13

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with C&M Motorsports by following @PrecisonShocks or @Mandi7C on Twitter.

 

 

Sean Becker Third at NorCal Posse Shootout Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- Since getting ‘the band’ back together in late July, Sean Becker and Monhoff Racing have taken some time to come back to life. This weekend, everything seemed to come together for the team as Becker worked his way forward and picked up a third-place finish during Sunday’s Nor*Cal Posse Shootout finale.

“We had a really solid weekend, and every time we hit the track, we were better than the time before,” Sean Becker said. “We had a better car than Saturday’s result showed but a car coming back on the track kind of threw a wrench into our run and relegated us back to 11th.”

Timing in sixth fastest during Saturday’s qualifying session, ‘The Shark’ found himself in the third row of his heat race needing to finish inside the Top-5 to transfer directly into the feature event.

Racing to a fifth-place finish, Becker punched his ticket and was set to take the green flag from the 18th starting position. On a slick and racy Placerville Speedway surface, the Roseville, CA driver was able to make some early headway as he charged towards the Top-10.

Getting into 10th, Becker would continue to battle as he raced into eighth with just sixth laps to go. Continuing to gain ground, Becker would endure contact from a car returning to the racing surface and it forced him to get on the binders and fall back.

Once able to get back up to speed, Becker was back in 11th where he went on to close his night out.

Returning to the track for Sunday’s finale, Becker timed in fourth fastest, and put on a show in his heat race as he surged to a second-place finish. After the heat, the team discovered they had a rear-end problem and it was an all hands on deck effort to make the swap.

Able to make repairs, Becker rolled out for the feature event from the fourth starting position on a slick Placerville Speedway surface. When the race came to life, Becker hooked up in a very entertaining battle with the likes of Justin Sanders as they battled for the position well inside the Top-Five.

As the leaders got into traffic on the ninth lap, the action heated up as the Sanders and Becker battle now involved second running Dylan Bloomfield.

Continuing to navigate dense traffic, Becker was in third when the caution flew on the 19th lap.

When things resumed, he continued to hound Sanders for second as it took another 10-laps to get into traffic. As Sanders and Tanner Carrick battled hard in the closing laps, Becker closed in and was waiting in the wings if either had a misstep in traffic.

Though he was able to close in on them, he couldn’t quite find a way to get by and capped his Placerville season off with a third-place finish.

“I really want to thank everyone that helped us change the rear end, because there was a lot of people there to help,” Becker said. “Thankful for the opportunity to run with Dan Monhoff again and happy to get him up on the podium”

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-26, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 6, Top-10’s- 9

ON TAP: Becker is slated to return to action at Wednesday night at Silver Dollar Speedway and compete with the Outlaws at Silver Dollar Speedway this weekend.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, or become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

 

 

Sanders Caps 2022 360ci Season at Placerville Speedway with Runner Up Finish

PETERSEN MEDIA- Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports put together another dominant campaign at Placerville Speedway in 2022 and the duo capped it off with a second-place finish during the final 360ci event of the season at the track.

“We really had a good year at Placerville Speedway, and we were in contention to win each feature event we entered up there,” Justin Sanders said. “Last week I made a mistake that tore the car up pretty good, and Dale did a great job of getting it back together and it was just as good as it had been all year.”

The two-day NorCal Posse Shootout marked the final two-winged 360ci events of the 2022 season, and Sanders was poised to get back on track after a rare miscue during the point season finale one week prior.

Saturday night, Sanders opened the night up by timing the Thompson’s Buick-GMC/Thompson’s Jeep-Ram/Dale Miller Septic Inc backed No. 4SA in fastest in his qualifying group before an impressive heat race saw him charge from fourth to grab the win.

Advancing into the nightly redraw, the Aromas, CA pilot pulled the three and took the green flag from the second row for the 30-lap feature event.

Jumping into second when the green flag was displayed to the field, Sanders kept Michael Faccinto in striking distance as he navigated around the slick mile bullring.

Running second for the first half of the race, Sanders made his move on lap 16 as he powered into the race lead as they ran through traffic. Continuing to lead the way, Sanders would feel pressure from Shane Golobic as the duo battled for the race lead.

In the waning laps of the race, contact from Golobic would send Sanders off the track and result in him getting upside down which brought his night to and early close.

Back in action on Sunday night for one final opportunity at another 360ci win at Placerville Speedway, Sanders came out on fire as he set the standard in time trials and earned quick time honors.

Lining up fourth in his heat, Sanders simply needed to finish inside the Top-5 to lock into the redraw and he did just that as he picked up a third place finish and went on to draw the two pill.

On a very slick Placerville Speedway surface, Sanders was in prime position to hunt after another win as he shared the front row with Tanner Carrick. As Carrick got the jump, Sanders slipped back to third as Dylan Bloomfield got underneath him on the start.

Running in third during the opening laps, Sanders was able to surge past Bloomfield once the leaders got into traffic on the ninth lap. Running second in dense traffic, a lap 19 yellow put Sanders alongside Carrick for a clean air restart with just sixteen laps left in the race.

When the action resumed, Sanders kept pace with Carrick and made a trio of bids for the race lead only to see Carrick negate each advance.

Settling into second, Sanders would be patient until traffic came back into the fold with just six markers remaining in the ‘A’.

Closing in on Carrick, traffic fell in the leaders favor and Sanders held on to finish second.

“We were really good in the feature, but we just couldn’t catch him (Carrick),” Sanders said. “I figured some things out and closed in on him, but then he’d sneak back away. It was a great season up on the hill for us, and hopefully we can continue to run well in some of these big shows to close things out.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Buick-GMC, Thompson’s Jeep-Ram, Dale Miller Septic Inc., North County Plastering, Hangtown Billiards, 24 Hour Road Side Service, Anrak Corporation, Smith Titanium, Absolute Auto Glass, Frank’s Body Shop, Champion Brands Racing Oil, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Vortex Wings, TJ Forged Wheels, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., King Racing Products, and A.R.T. Speed Equipment for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 14, Wins- 5, Top-5’s-10, Top-10’s-12

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports and Justin Sanders will be back in action tomorrow night at Silver Dollar Speedway with the SCCT to open the season up.

 

 

Starks Earns 12th Win, Skagit Track Championship and Three Top 10s With World of Outlaws During Busy Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 6, 2022) - The busiest weekend of the season yielded great results for Trey Starks, who captured his 12 th triumph of the season and a track title as well as a trio of top 10s during World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action last weekend.

Starks competed for five straight days, kicking off last Thursday with the three-race Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals at Skagit Speedway in Elma, Wash.

He qualified 15th quickest, advanced from fourth to third in a heat race and gained two spots to finish ninth in the feature on Thursday.

"We had decent speed and raced really good through the heat race after being a little off in qualifying," he said. "We were able to move our way forward and pick up a couple in the feature. It was a good opening night to build on for the rest of the weekend."

It was a step better on Friday when Starks timed in fourth quickest overall, placed third in a heat race and maneuvered from 12th to eighth in the A Main. That was tied for his best-ever outing during a World of Outlaws event at Skagit Speedway.

"We qualified really well, but didn't run well in the heat race and backed it up a couple of spots to take us out of the dash," he said. "We raced really hard in the feature and picked up a handful of spots. When you're moving forward at the end of the night, that's what counts. We just needed to have the car a little better for the heat race."

The event concluded on Saturday when Starks qualified 18th quickest, finished fifth in a heat race and picked up three positions in the main event to end 15th.

"It was our worst qualifying effort," he said. "We were struggling the whole World of Outlaws swing to get the car good early in the night. We passed a couple of cars in the feature, but just couldn't quite get going. At the end I got to a couple of cars I just couldn't get by. We just didn't set ourselves up very well."

On a positive note, by showing up on Saturday Starks secured the 410ci winged sprint car track championship at Skagit Speedway - the first of his career.

Grays Harbor Raceway hosted a 360ci winged sprint car show on Sunday and Starks swept the competition, setting quick time during qualifying, winning a heat race from fourth and capturing the feature victory from the pole position. His 12th victory of the season is the most in a single season.

"The field was solid as far as the qualify of cars so it was good to see a decent field," he said. "I really like racing in Elma so it was good to see some 360s come out. That was the highlight of the weekend. It started out with a good qualifying effort and we had a really good heat race. We were just really fast all night. We weren't quite where we wanted to be in the feature. We misjudged the track pretty good. It rained early in the day so the track stayed pretty fast until the feature. It slicked off more than we expected in the main. We missed it on the setup, but luckily I was able to get my wing back and stay out in clean air."

The weekend wrapped up on Monday with a World of Outlaws show at Grays Harbor Raceway. Starks timed in 14th quickest and ended sixth in a heat race before charging from 17th to ninth in the main event. The result tied a career-best World of Outlaws performance at the track for Starks.

"I hate to keep using the phrase, but we learned a lot about the car," he said. "Elma is a little bit bigger and has more room than Skagit. It was easier to get a clear picture that our balance with the 410 car isn't where it needs to be. We were slightly off for where we went out in qualifying. We aren't way off, but the car wasn't rolling around the track like we wanted it to. That showed even more in the heat race. We did a pretty big overhaul going into the feature. Going 17th to ninth was really good. It was a race that got off to a slow start, but I was able to maneuver the bottom of the track and pick off cars when I could.

"I want to thank the Wheatley Family for letting me use an engine. It was great to put together some solid runs all weekend with their help."

Starks plans to take this weekend off before returning to action at Skagit Speedway on Sept. 17.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 9 (11).

Sept. 2 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 8 (12).

Sept. 3 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 15 (18).

Sept. 4 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (1).

Sept. 5 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 9 (17).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 12 wins, 14 top fives, 19 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 17 at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

 

 

Faccinto Closes Out Sprint Car Season at Placerville Speedway with Pair of Top-10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking part in the NorCal Posse Shootout over Labor Day Weekend to close out the winged 360ci season at Placerville Speedway, Michael Faccinto and F&F Racing had a couple of good runs that saw them come away with two Top-10 finishes.

“It was great to get back up on the hill at Placerville Speedway and I think we had a really good weekend,” Michael Faccinto said. “We led some laps on Saturday night before I made a couple of bad lane choices, and Sunday night there wasn’t a whole lot of passing but we put ourselves right where we needed to be early in the night to have a good finish.”

Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Faccinto opened his night up by timing the Bushey Financial Services/C&H Motor Parts/Lucas Oil backed No. x1 in third quickest in his qualifying group before a heat race win locked him into the feature event as well as the redraw.

Pulling the one pill, Faccinto led the field to green for the opening night 30-lap feature on the famed red Placerville Speedway clay. Getting the initial jump, Faccinto looked very sporty as he worked around Placerville Speedway and set a nice pace as he searched for his second win of the season.

Leading the first half of the race, Faccinto slipped back to third on the 16th lap, and as he looked for a way back to the top spot he would bobble and fall back to eighth at one point during the final 15 laps.

Settling down, the Hanford, CA driver would make up a little lost ground as he closed Saturday night out with a sixth-place finish.

Sunday night marked the final winged 360ci event of the season at Placerville Speedway, and Faccinto again got the F&F Racing team’s night off to a good start as he timed in second fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up on the pole, Faccinto would not be denied as he raced to the win and again locked himself into the redraw for the 35-lap Nor*Cal Posse Shootout feature event.

On a very slick racing surface after high heat scorched the area, Faccinto went to work from the seventh starting position. With much of the race ran with the leaders in traffic, Faccinto did a great job of keep the F&F No. x1 inside the Top-10.

When the dust settled, Faccinto closed the night out with an eighth-place finish.

“I have had so much fun driving for Tooch and Allan and working with all of these F&F Racing guys,” Faccinto added. “We may be done at Placerville, but we have some big races coming to close out the season and I am looking forward to.”

F&F Racing would like to thank Bushey Financial Services, C&H Motor Parts, Lucas Oil, , Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes, Pacific Highway Rentals, PitStopUSA, FVP, CRV Carbon Solutions, American River Overhead Door, All Pro Heads, Engler, and Don Ott Racing Engines for their support.

ON TAP: F&F Racing will be back at it Wednesday night at Silver Dollar Speedway to open the Gold Cup.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-22, Wins-1, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-11

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter.

 

 

Mallett Highlights Weekend at Lake Ozark Speedway With Top 10 During ASCS National Tour Feature

Inside Line Promotions – ELDON, Mo. (Sept. 6, 2022) – Jordon Mallett earned his third top 10 of the season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Saturday during the Fall Sprint and Midget Nationals.

Mallett hustled from 17th to seventh – tied for the most positions gained – in the feature at Lake Ozark Speedway for his 15th total top 10 of the year.

“We ran well,” he said. “I wasn’t real happy with the car in hot laps. I just couldn’t get it balanced where I wanted it. The track was treacherous and had a big curb and was narrow. We got ourselves in a hole having to run the B Main.”

Mallett qualified fifth quickest in his group and he gained one spot in a heat race to place fourth, which relegated him to a B Main. Mallett won the consolation race to transfer into the main event.

“We had a really good race car and I made some progress in the B Main,” he said. “We tuned on it and for the feature it came to life. I could run wherever I needed and I felt good.”

Mallett’s charge to a seventh-place result gave the team momentum entering Sunday.

“I thought we’ll run the 410 deal, too, because that’s just extra start money and an extra race for laps,” he said.

Mallett did double duty, running his sprint car in the POWRi Outlaw 410 Sprint League portion of the program as well as during the ASCS National Tour action.

“In the 410s we qualified 17th and I felt like I was terrible,” he said. “We ran the heat race and gained a spot to finish fifth. I thought if we can roll pretty good we won’t start and park. We were about four laps in and I was trying to break into the top 10. I thought, ‘We’re okay and can do this.’

“We were pretty good. About the time I thought all was going well I broke a left front steering arm about four laps in. When it broke I had no steering. Since it broke on the left front it broke the brake caliper and brake line off. The car eased its way to the outside wall. That’s why I didn’t get to run the ASCS feature.”

Mallett was credited with a DNF in the 410 sprint car feature and he was unable to compete in the ASCS National Tour main event, in which he was slated to start eighth after qualifying third quickest in his group and earning a runner-up result in a heat race.

“It was disappointing,” he said. “I knew if our car was that good against the 410s and we were getting to start eighth in the ASCS race that we were going to be pretty good.”

Mallett plans to head to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., this Saturday for the Ralph Henson Memorial with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

QUICK RESULTS –

Sept. 3 – Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. – Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (5); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 7 (17).

Sept. 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. (410 sprint car) – Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 22 (17).

Sept. 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. (360 sprint car) – Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 24 (8).

SEASON STATS –

22 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 15 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the Ralph Henson Memorial with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Awakening Events

Awakening Events is a nationwide, full service, live event company that is based in Nashville, Tenn., and Conway, Ark. For more information, http://www.AwakeningEvents.com.

“It’s super exciting to have them back,” Mallett said. “With the pandemic, just like in racing, it slowed all of the live events down. We pressed pause and let everything settle back down. We’re thrilled to welcome them back as the primary partner for our team. I look forward to having a lot of success together. They’ve been a great supporter of us and we’re excited to welcome them back bigger and better than ever.”

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Water for Christ, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Triple X Race Co., KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Callies Racing Products, DynoTech Race Engines, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley’s Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing, DMI and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Joel Myers Jr Makes All Three Outlaw Features During Debut Weekend with ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’

PETERSEN MEDIA: Finally able to compete with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series after turning 16 earlier this year, Joel Myers Jr made all three feature events at Skagit Speedway including a fourth-place finish on Friday night.

“It was great to finally get our shot to compete with the World of Outlaws, and I really feel like just racing with them taught me so much more about my pace and how card I can push,” Joel Myers Jr said. “Making all three features during my first weekend with them was great, and to run fourth on Friday night was really memorable.”

Thursday night Myers Jr made his first ever start with the storied series as he timed the All About Fire Protection/Hi-Plains Building Division/DirtDudes Excavating backed No. 46jr in 19th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Running sixth in his heat race, the Sebastopol, CA driver raced his way to a third-place finish in the ‘B’ and was successfully in the feature event during his first ever start with the series.

Starting 23rd in the feature, Myers Jr tallied a 19th place finish when the race came to an end, and it led to the team making some changes during the day on Friday before night two.

When the Friday night event rolled around, Myers Jr got off to a strong start as he timed in seventh fastest in qualifying time trials before running second in his heat race and locking into his first DirtVision Fast Pass Dash.

Finishing fourth in the Dash, ‘Jr’ took the green flag from the second row of the 30-lap feature event.

Jumping into third, Myers Jr looked very impressive as he tested himself against the best drivers in the world. Running a very strong race, a late restart would see Myers Jr slip back to fourth where he went on to finish.

Feeling confident after a great run, Myers Jr was back in action for Saturday’s finale where he opened things up by timing in 19th fastest in qualifying time trials before finishing fifth in his heat race and locking into his third consecutive feature of the weekend.

Though he lined up 19th and wasn’t able to make much headway forward, Myers Jr was pleased to make the show and is confident he can build off of the weekend despite the 20th place finish.

“Running against the best and a track I don’t have may laps at and having some success is huge as we get back to some tracks I am more familiar with,” Myers Jr said. “They run at such a different pace, it really does test you in the seat, and I am looking forward to a few more chances to run with them before they leave town.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Hi-Plains Building Division, DirtDudes Excavating, PitStopUSA, System 1 Ignition, Weld, Smith Ti, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, Triple X Race Co., and Ogio, for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 45, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 12, Top-10’s-19

ON TAP: Myers Jr gets right back to action tomorrow night in Chico, CA to open the Gold Cup Race of Champions up with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @Racing46Jr, Instagram @Racing46jr, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

 

 

Williamson Wraps Up Fall Sprint and Midget Nationals With Runner-Up Result at Lake Ozark Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – ELDON, Mo. (Sept. 6, 2022) – Garet Williamson tied a career-best 410ci winged sprint car result with a second-place showing on Sunday during the finale of the Fall Sprint and Midget Nationals hosted by Lake Ozark Speedway.

Williamson led the Bryant Paver Motorsports team to a sixth-place effort on Saturday before the runner-up result on Sunday during POWRi Outlaw 410 Sprint League competition.

“I think overall it went all right,” he said. “We learned a lot. It was mainly me and my tire guy all weekend so it was a good learning experience for both of us. We changed a lot of stuff after our heat race on Saturday and I felt really good in the A Main. That changed our starting point for Sunday.”

Williamson kicked off the doubleheader by qualifying 12th quickest on Saturday. A third-place result in a heat race lined him up on the inside of the seventh row in the main event.

“The changes we made gave me a comfortable car and a car I could race,” he said. “I was up to almost fifth before I hopped a tire. I fell back to eighth or ninth in the last six or seven laps and had to charge back to sixth. I had a fast race car. It was a challenging night. You had to be picky on your moves and the decisions you made.”

The run from 13th to sixth was tied for the third-most positions gained in the feature.

Sunday’s program started better with Williamson timing in 10th quickest before he won a heat race. This time he ranked fifth in overall points to garner the fifth starting spot in the A Main.

“I capitalized on guys’ mistakes,” he said. “The track was very tricky again. I paid attention to where guys were tripping on the cushion and I maneuvered my lines. You could slide yourself or enter above the cushion and drive through it. It was a racy track; just the cushion was huge and would get you upset very quick.

“We had a green-white-checkered restart and I slid the leader going into turn one. I spun the tires on the restart and couldn’t get in front of him so that was as close as we got.”

The second-place run was Williamson’s 19th top five of the season.

QUICK RESULTS –

Sept. 3 – Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. – Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 6 (13).

Sept. 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. – Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (5).

SEASON STATS –

45 races, 1 win, 19 top fives, 31 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 38 top 20s

UP NEXT –

TBD

MEDIA LINKS –

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Mid-Mo Equipment

Mid-Mo Equipment, which is based in Columbia, Mo., buys and sells large equipment, including trucks and trailers, construction equipment and agriculture equipment. For more information, visit http://www.Mid-MoEquipment.com.

“I lived by Bryant Paver, who owns Mid-Mo Equipment, when I was a little kid and we kept in touch,” Williamson said. “I worked with him throughout high school and he sponsored me. It’s turned into me driving for him and I’m very grateful for the support throughout the years.”

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Housby, JBC Transport Group, LLC, TrueSon Exteriors & Interiors, Royal Power Sports, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Schure Built Suspensions, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Nienhiser Picks Up a Pair of Wins at Jacksonville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting a couple of races in over the Labor Day Weekend, Paul Nienhiser made them count as he won a 410ci and 305ci feature event at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night and had a good run going on Sunday at Lake Ozarks Speedway before a little misfortune ended his night early.

“It was a really good weekend for us, and it felt great to have a lot of speed in the 410ci again,” Paul Nienhiser said. “I am feeling really confident heading into the rest of the races we have on our schedule with some much-needed momentum on our side.”

Lining up on the pole of his heat race in the CAM2 Lubricants/Buffalo Wind Wings/Innovative Design No. 9x 410, Nienhiser flexed his muscle has he left the field in his wake and picked the up win.

Finding himself in the 3rd starting position for the feature event, Nienhiser jumped into second and spent the first 11-laps chasing after the leader until a caution paused the action.

The ensuring restart saw Nienhiser stick right with the leader and he was able to make quick work as he powered into the race lead and never looked back. Racing his way from the field, Nienhiser went on to pick up his fourth win of the season.

Also piloting the 305ci on the same night, Nienhiser had an equally impressive heat in this division as he charged from his sixth starting position and picked up the win. With a ton of points, Nienhiser found himself on the pole of the feature event and continued that same pace he had in his heat.

From the drop of the green, the Chapin, IL driver was on a mission as he wired the field and swept the night picking up his fifth win of the season.

Saturday’s action at 34-Raceway rained out following heat race competition and Nienhiser and company ended up making a last minute to decision to head to Lake Ozark Speedway on Sunday after the cancelation.

After a long hiatus away from the track, Nienhiser reacclimated quickly as he timed in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials. Placing him third on the starting grid in heat race competition, Nienhiser raced to a second-place finish and ended up third in nightly points

Racing his way into second on the fifth lap, Nienhiser set his sights on race leader Roger Crocket who had set a nice pace out front. A restart gave Nienhiser an opportunity to take a shot at the lead, but Crocket was able to counter his advances and keep Nienhiser at bay back in second. On a hooked up racing surface, Nienhiser’s front end would being to get packed with mud as he chased after the leader.

Hanging on as long as he could, the mud would finally affect his steering and it would cause him to spin out. Going to the work area, his crew would frantically work on clearing out the mud, but it was too much and it resulted in a DNF.

“Thanks to everyone who made this weekend possible,” Nienhiser said. “We will take this upcoming weekend off and prepare for our next MOWA event.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Lubricants, Buffalo Wild Wings, Innovative Design, Mason Sound, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Signature Signs & Design, Sunstoppers Window Tinting, American Rental Center, Fierce Herbicide, Guse’s Pub & Eatery, Wessler Bros Agency, Willhite Mowing, T&K Tree Services, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Indy, Rider Racing Engines, Midland Performance, Simpson Race Products, Smith Titanium, and Premier Powder Coating for their continued support.

Nienhiser would also like to thank Midland Performance, Kinney Racing Engines, Rockstar Wraps, Heartland Trailer Manufacturing, Robert’s Tire Center, and Stronghurst Collision for their support of the No. 50 car.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-24, Wins-5, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-19

ON TAP: Nienhiser will return to action on September 16th at Jacksonville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Paul Nienhiser by following him on Twitter @Paul_Nienhiser or by clicking over to www.paulnienhiser.com.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Captures 2022 Nor*Cal Posse Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA: Ending the 2021 season on a high at Placerville Speedway, Tanner Carrick had high hopes at the track in 2022. Though he picked up numerous top five finishes during the season, that win he sought after eluded him until Saturday night when he ended the 360ci winged sprint car season at the track in victory lane during the NorCal Posse Shootout.

“I absolutely love Placerville Speedway, and after the end of the season we had up there in 2021 before the fires, I was really excited for 2022,” Carrick said. “We were really good each night we pulled into the pit area, but we couldn’t get up the hump and to do it with the Outlaw swing right in front of us is huge.”

Sunday night at Placerville Speedway, the Lincoln, CA driver got off to a great start as he timed the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T in fastest in his qualifying group.

Running fourth in his heat race, Carrick solidified a position in the redraw and with a little luck on his side the one pill put him on the pole of the 35-lap feature event.

Lining up alongside Justin Sanders, Carrick was hard on the throttle when the race went green, and quickly opened a comfortable lead as he paced the field on the ultra-slick mile bullring.

With extremely high temperatures baking the area, the famed red-clay would turn extremely slick in the feature event, but it proved to be right what Carrick needed. Looking comfortable out front, Carrick got into lapped traffic for the first time on the ninth lap, and it quickly became dense traffic and allowed Sanders and Dylan Bloomfield to close in on him.

Carving through traffic to perfection, a charging Justin Sanders would pull up to Carrick’s rear bumper and they battled hard before a lap 19 caution paused the feature but also took the leaders out of traffic.

The ensuing restart saw Sanders take two big shots at Carrick, but Carrick kept his foot in the throttle and never faltered. Continuing to pound the top, Carrick would pull away from the field before he got back into traffic again after a nine-lap run.

While Sanders closed in on him in the final stanzas, Carrick would not be denied as he raced his way to Placerville Speedway lore and claimed the 2022 Nor*Cal Posse Shootout.

Also in action on Saturday night to open the Shootout, Carrick got his night underway by earning fast time honors in both his group as well as overall.

Running third in his heat race, the Lincoln, CA driver was also in the redraw on this night as the four-pill put him in the second row of the opening night feature event.

Having a great run to open up the weekend, Carrick battled the likes of Tony Gomes and Colby Copeland during the 30-lap feature.

On another slick surface, Carrick set the tone for his weekend as he ended Saturday night with a third place finish.

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Hanson Truss, Eddie’s Lincoln Auto Body, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 46, Wins: 5, Top 5’s: 20, Top 10’s: 26

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will be in action to open the Gold Cup Race of Champions on Wednesday night for SCCT action before turning his attention to World of Outlaws competition at the event.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1, and by clicking over to www.tannercarrick.com.

 

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Driver Gravel Garners 75th Career World of Outlaws Win

Inside Line Promotions – ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 6, 2022) – David Gravel achieved a milestone last Saturday when he captured his 75th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series feature victory.

The Big Game Motorsports driver became only the 12th driver in series history to reach that mark and it came during the final night of Skagit Speedway’s Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals, which paid $26,000 to win.

Gravel qualified eighth quickest, placed second in a heat race and won the dash to earn the pole position for the 35-lap main event at the dirt oval in Alger, Wash.

“We capitalized on the good dash draw,” he said. “I just drove at my own pace. I didn’t really know how close those guys were behind me. I knew not to make any big mistakes and was able to do that. You just base yourself off of lapped cars. I never saw anyone’s nose or heard them until coming to the white flag off turns three and four.

“I think the track changed. I thought the top was the fastest lane and then at the end the bottom was really good. That’s the one thing with lapped cars, if they are on the bottom and you’re the top you can see if you are gaining or not. Everything went according to plan and I was able to get the job done.”

It was a great ending to a three-race event that featured a fifth-place finish during the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals on Thursday and a charge from 16th to ninth in the event feature on Friday.

“The first night we put ourselves in position,” he said. “We didn’t have the car to win, but had a solid car.

“On Friday we qualified bad and did the best we could to get the best finish and that was ninth that night. We had a good car in the feature and the track took rubber around the bottom so we ran out of time to get more positions.”

The holiday weekend concluded on Monday at Grays Harbor Raceway, where Gravel qualified 11th quickest, advanced from fourth to third in a heat race and rallied from eighth to second in the main event.

“Starting 8th in the feature after our heat race I thought we had a shot for a good finish,” he said. “We picked them off one by one. We got rolling good at the end and was really good on the very, very bottom of the race track. I wish we had a few more laps.”

This weekend the team ventures to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Gold Cup Race of Champions. Gravel’s preliminary night is Friday leading into the $25,000-to-win finale on Saturday.

“It’s a different format this year,” he said. “I haven’t been a part of the Gold Cup format when it’s a split field. It’s non-points races all weekend so there’s no pressure for points. We won a prelim night there last year so hopefully we put ourselves in position to win the final night this weekend.”

QUICK RESULTS –

Sept. 1 – Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. – Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 5 (4).

Sept. 2 – Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. – Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 9 (16).

Sept. 3 – Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. – Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (1).

Sept. 5 – Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. – Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 2 (8).

SEASON STATS –

58 races, 6 wins, 33 top fives, 51 top 10s, 55 top 15s, 57 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Gold Cup Race of Champions with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS –

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET’S SPEEDWAY –

Huset’s Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com.

JACKSON MOTORPLEX –

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt track located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Tri-State Late Models and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com.

TICKET LINK –

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset’s Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true.

 

 

Jake Morgan and Shane Hopkins Claim Wins During Hunt Series Portion of Nor*Cal Posse Shootout

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Placerville, CA)- Over the Labor Day Weekend the Hunt Series was in action at Placerville Speedway for the track’s Nor*Cal Posse Shootout. Saturday night Jake Morgan picked up yet another win on the famed mile and on Sunday night it was Shane Hopkins taking home top honors as he picked up his first career series win at the track on a night that also celebrated the 75th Anniversary of series title sponsor Joe Hunt Magnetos.

Saturday night’s feature event came to life with Hopkins jumping out to the early lead over his father, Eric Hopkins, but that would be short lived as E. Hopkins retired to the infield with engine issues.

While S. Hopkins continued to lead the way as he cruised the bottom, Morgan moved into second and pounded the cushion and soon powered by Hopkins and took command of the race.

As Morgan and Hopkins ran first and second as they have done so many times at Placerville Speedway over the last two seasons, behind them Shawn Jones was beating down the cushion and putting on a show as he worked his way forward.

A late yellow would give Jones one final shot to steal the show, but he would trip on the cushion and allow Morgan and Hopkins to get away.

Up front, Morgan was able to race to another win with the series as he bested Hopkins, Jones, Brent Steck and Jimmy Christian.

Sunday night the finale was again another battle between Hopkins and Morgan, as Hopkins sat on the pole after defeating Morgan in the Pole Shuffle earlier in the night.

On a very slick racing surface, Hopkins would take a liking to the bottom groove and Morgan settled in down low as well as Hopkins opened up a comfortable lead.

A stretch of yellows during the middle of the race gave Morgan a couple of opportunities to get by Hopkins on the tricky track surface, but Hopkins was having none of it.

So smooth on the bottom, Hopkins would not be denied this night as he powered his way to his first Hunt win at Placerville Speedway and earned the Nor*Cal Posse Shootout title over Morgan, Daniel Whitley, Shawn Jones, and Jarret Soares.

Heat race wins on Saturday night went to Whitley (Benic Heat 1), Jacob Tuttle (Brown and Miller Heat 2), Eric Hopkins (King Heat 3), and Brent Steck (Santomauro Heat 4).

Sunday night heat winners were Hopkins, Whitley, Dylan Newberry, and Jones.

Saturday night’s weekend opener had 34 cars in attendance as Shawn Arriaga earned Dependable Crane Fast Time, before Hopkins bested the 31 car field to earn the honor on Sunday night.

Santomauro Hard Chargers were Josh Young on Saturday and Shawn Arriaga on Sunday.

Sunday night also saw the first ever Pole Shuffle in Hunt Series action, and the final match up saw Shane Hopkins defeat Jake Morgan.

ON TAP: The Hunt Series will be right back in action tomorrow night in Chico, CA to open the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

WINNERS: Bradley Terrell (March 26th Petaluma Speedway), Jake Morgan (April 2nd Placerville Speedway), Daniel Whitley (May 21st Merced Speedway), Daniel Whitley May 28th Stockton Dirt Track), DJ Johnson (June 18th Marysville Raceway), Jake Morgan (July 16th Placerville Speedway), Bradley Terrell (August 20th Petaluma Speedway) Jake Morgan (Sept. 3rd Placerville Speedway) Shane Hopkins (Sept. 4th Placerville Speedway).

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with the series by liking us at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/ or clicking over to the new www.huntwingless.com.

JOE HUNT MAGNETOS WINGLESS SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleeson brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. After running under the leadership of Prentice Motorsports Group and Glad Enterprises from 2016-2018, 2019 saw Gleeson come back aboard. 2022 the series will be in action on 12 occasions as they visit five different Northern California venues.


 

Justyn Cox Hard Charges During Return to Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to Placerville Speedway after taking a couple weeks off from racing, Justyn Cox put together two hard charges at the Nor*Cal Posse Shootout as a ninth place finish from 22nd highlighted his weekend.

“First off I want to thank Ivan Warden for coming out and really doing a good job helping me get dialed in,” Justyn Cox said. “Both nights we didn’t get timed in well, but the car felt really good and it was something we can build off of for sure.”

Timing in seventh fastest in is qualifying group on Saturday night, Cox would finish sixth and be forced into the ‘B’ where his second place finish would be good enough to move him into the Nor*Cal Posse Shootout preliminary night feature event.

Lining up 22nd on the field, Cox had his elbows up on the slick surface, as he came to life and made his way forward. Feeling good enough to simply go where the other cars were running as he got to them, Cox worked his way all the way into the Top-10 as he capped the night off with a ninth-place finish.

Battling brake issues early in the night on Sunday, Cox and company were able to get the problem fixed just before time trials, but it meant Cox would qualify with zero laps turned on the surface.

Just able to time in, Cox ended up eighth in his group and took the green flag from the outside of the fourth row in his heat race. Racing to a seventh place finish, Cox and his team made some changes prior to the ‘B’ where he rolled off the starting grid from fifth and needed a Top-Four finish to transfer into the ‘A’.

Putting on a show in the semi, Cox powered his way to the win and punched his ticket into the show as he lined up 21st on the starting grid.

The slick surface during Sunday’s feature made it tough to pass at times, but Cox was able to make the best of it as he slowly worked his way forward. Battling by a couple of cars during the last laps of the race, Cox capped his weekend off with another solid charge as he finished 12th.

“Our results don’t show much, but it was a good weekend working with a new crew chief and feeling things out,” Cox said. “Thanks to Ivan, Josh, Kalib, my Uncle Phil, and father in law, and my grandfather for all of their help over the weekend and making it all possible.”

The Cox-Berco Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Michael David Winery, MDW Sports, Stroppini Enterprises, Cranked Naturals, Trex, Master Metal Products, Adrian Blanco Jewelry, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, VSR, , Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Don Ott Racing Engines, and Richmond Engines for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-20, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Cox is unsure of his next race at this time.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Justyn Cox by following him on Twitter @JustynCox__JC.

 

 

Jeff Halligan Turns Full Attention to Tuscarora 50
 

11th in Final Tune Up at Fair Week Opener

Port Royal, PA – September 6, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit: DK Photography

In his last race at Port Royal Speedway, Jeff Halligan was out front and appeared to be on his way to his third victory of the season at the Pennsylvania half-mile clay oval. That seemingly sure win evaporated when a car spun directly into his path and brought the night to a premature end for the Risser Motorsports / TheTreeCenter.com / Victory Auto of Lewistown / EMM Sales & Service / Jake’s Golf Carts / Pine Hill Trailers / Keystone Ag Spraying, No.45.

Saturday night Halligan was back at Port Royal on opening night of the Juniata County Fair for one final night race tune up opportunity before the upcoming three-day Tuscarora 50 event.

September 3: Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA

[29 cars, Heat 1st (1), A-main 11th (7)]

Three 10-lap heat races, lined up by a pill draw, kicked off qualifying for the 29 sprint cars on hand. The top six finishers from each transferred to the A-main, with the top three handicapped based on season points to set the starting lineup for the main event. The remaining six starters would transfer from the consolation race.

Halligan landed the pole of heat number two by virtue of his draw. From the drop of the green he was untouchable, pulling out to an immediate eight car-length lead by the middle of the backstretch. The Ephrata, PA wheelman went on to a convincing win over Lucas Wolfe by a 7.223 second margin.

The handicap format put Halligan 7th to start the A-main. The fast-paced 25-lap race went caution-free. Jeff slipped back to 9th on the opening lap. He spent the first half of the feature hanging on to a top ten spot. Just after the halfway sign, he fell to 11th and was unable to recover the lost ground.

“We missed on a couple things and just got ourselves too tight.“, Halligan commented. “We’ll learn from it, move on, and focus on the big weekend ahead.“

Although the team was disappointed with their results Saturday night, one bright spot for Halligan and the Risser Motorsports team was winning the $1000 Warrior Award. The award, courtesy of Jim & Sandy Kline and J&S Classics, is presented to the driver who finishes in the position randomly drawn following the race.

Halligan was scheduled to compete in the Labor Day Classic at Port Royal Speedway on Monday afternoon but unfortunately all day rains washed out the 71st annual edition of the event.

Up Next

This week is all about the three All Star Circuit of Champions sanctioned races at Port Royal Speedway, which culminate with Saturday night’s $55,000 to win Tuscarora 50. It’s not just the finale that will be rewarding to the top competitors.

Thursday’s preliminary action offers $8,000 to the winner, Friday’s ‘Night Before the 50’ awards the victor with a tidy $10,000 prize, and Saturday’s 55th annual installment of premier event not only drops $55,000 into the bank account of the winning team but also pays a minimum of $2,000 just to qualify and start the event. The three day total event payout will exceed $230,000!

The prestigious and lucrative event has been circled on Halligan’s calendar since the team all year long. The team has two wins and has been in the thick of things nearly every week this season at ‘The Speed Palace’. They are primed and ready to be a factor when Saturday night rolls around.

Season Stats

37 races, 2 wins, 11 top 5’s, 18 top 10’s, 24 top 15’s

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Hagar Scores ASCS National Tour Triumph During Fall Sprint and Midget Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – ELDON, Mo. (Sept. 6, 2022) – Derek Hagar captured the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour portion of the Fall Sprint and Midget Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway on Sunday evening.

It marked his third ASCS National Tour triumph of the season – the most in a year for Hagar and second most of any driver in the nation this season.

“It makes you feel good you can compete with those guys,” he said. “I wish we could do it on a regular basis because I feel we could be a contender for a championship. I don’t have the time or money to travel everywhere, but when we do show up I’d like to think they hate seeing us come through the gates.”

Hagar qualified second quickest and placed third in a heat race to garner the ninth starting position in the A Main.

“The race track wasn’t ideal,” he said. “They couldn’t stay off the track and were dragging the show out so it made for late nights and a tough track. It had a big curb. I told Kenny I wasn’t going up there to the top. We set up for the middle to the bottom. It worked out for us because everybody kept messing up on the cushion. You had to be so precise and slow up there that I was able to drive the car much harder and hit the bottom coming off the corners.”

Hagar took the lead on Lap 19 and led the final seven laps for his eighth career ASCS National Tour triumph and 11th trip to Victory Lane this season.

That was one of four features he competed in all weekend as he did double duty during the doubleheader, also racing with the POWRi Outlaw 410 Sprint League.

“We qualified ninth quickest and started on the outside of the front row in a heat race,” he said of Sunday’s 410 action. “We took off in the lead and then the rear axle broke. We got it all fixed and started in the back of the feature. We made it up through there toward the top 10 about four or five laps in. I was going to the outside of someone when his car broke and came up the track. It hit me in the left front and folded the front end. I hit the wall head on.”

The DNF was the lone blemish on the weekend for Hagar, who also raced both classes at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday.

Hagar timed in 22nd quickest before advancing from eighth to fourth in a heat race and from 11th to fourth in the A Main during POWRi Outlaw 410 Sprint League competition.

“We missed the setup big time in qualifying and I was way too free,” he said. “We didn’t get a good time and started in the back of the heat race. We got up to fourth, which put us starting 11th in the feature. It took me a minute to figure out where I needed to go. The car came alive and started moving forward. We got up to fourth and ran out of time.”

In ASCS action, Hagar timed in second quickest and maneuvered from third to second place in a heat race before gaining two spots in the feature to finish fourth.

“We qualified decent and got up to second fairly quick in the heat race,” he said. “We missed the setup a little with gearing in the feature. With a couple of cars crashing in front of us we got to third before Joe B. Miller got by us there at the end.”

Hagar will venture to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the Ralph Henson Memorial with the ASCS Mid-South Region this Saturday. He enters the event leading the I-30 Speedway and ASCS Mid-South Region championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS –

Sept. 3 – Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. (410 sprint car) – Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 4 (8); Feature: 4 (11).

Sept. 3 – Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. (360 sprint car) – Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 4 (6).

Sept. 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. (410 sprint car) – Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 8 (2); Feature: 23 (19).

Sept. 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. (360 sprint car) – Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 1 (9).

SEASON STATS –

30 races, 11 wins, 18 top fives, 22 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the Ralph Henson Memorial with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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 like to thank Ameri-Panel, KO Motorsports, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff’s Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.

 

Brock Zearfoss finds top-ten in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale; Gold Cup highlights coming agenda
ByTyler Altmeyer
Sep 6, 2022

2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Tenth | 6,736 points [ 820 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

JONESTOWN, Pa. (September 6, 2022) – The last result was certainly the best for Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing, capping the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals at Skagit Speedway in Burlington, Washington, with a top-ten performance in the $26,000-to-win weekend finale on Saturday, September 3. The “Jonestown Jet” finished ninth in this top-ten appearances, trumping back-to-back 15th-place outcomes in preliminary starts on Thursday and Friday.

Although unable to continue his top-ten stretch during his Monday night visit to Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington, finishing 17th on a tricky-slick surface, Zearfoss hopes to propel his top-ten momentum from Skagit into the coming weekend, as the Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native is prepared to battle with the best on the West Coast in the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

Still tenth in the World of Outlaws championship standings, Zearfoss now owns 16 top-ten scores on the season, one of which a victory at Cedar Lake Speedway on July 2.

“We love having the opportunity to visit the West Coast, and to score a top-ten in the process is special. We don’t have a lot of laps in this part of the country, but I’m certain our notes will prove vital when we have the opportunity to return in the future,” Zearfoss said. “The Gold Cup Race of Champions is an historic program with lots of prestige. We’re excited to be a part of it and hopefully contend for a win.”

ON DECK:
Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their sophomore campaign with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series with the three-day Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, on September 8-10. Saturday’s Gold Cup finale will award $25,000.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Berkebile Oil Company, X-1 Race Cars, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and KH Suspension.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Press: www.fullyinjected.com
Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing
Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2022 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 1
Top-5s: 3
Top-10s: 16

2021 Victories: 4 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Arizona Speedway – Copper Classic – $7,500 – November 27th)

2022 Victories: 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway | Saturday, July 2)

2022 Highlights: Finished 11th in Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals finale on Saturday, February 12. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes (tenth, sixth) in Cotton Bowl Speedway’s Texas Two-Step on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5. Finished sixth in the annual Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Opened Bristol Bash weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway with a ninth-place score on Friday, April 29. Drove forward during starts at Bridgeport Speedway and Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday and Friday, May 17 and 20; 23rd to 14th at Bridgeport and 20th to 12th at Attica Raceway Park. Rallied from the back to finish 12th at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Monday, May 30; started from the pole but made contact with the wall. Finished seventh at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, June 3. Scored three consecutive top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals on June 23-25; fourth, tenth, and seventh ($100,000-to-win), respectively. Earned first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of 2022 in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular finale on Saturday, July 2; first win as a full-time Outlaw. Finished ninth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 9; started 14th. Qualified for Historical Big One and Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway; finished 13th and 14th, respectively. Hard Charged twice with Outlaws through Central Pennsylvania; 17th to 10th at Port Royal Speedway on July 20 and 22nd to 10th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals finale on July 23. Finished fourth in the Empire State Challenge finale at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, on Sunday, July 31. Finished seventh in Ironman 55 finale on Saturday, August 6. Finished 12th in Knoxville Nationals B-Main. Finished eighth at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 26. Finished ninth in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 3.


 


Danny Dietrich scores three consecutive podiums in Posse Country; Tuscarora 50 on upcoming hitlist
ByTyler Altmeyer
Sep 6, 2022

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (September 6, 2022) – “Double-D” Danny Dietrich did everything he could to sweep the weekend, but unfortunately, the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native was forced to chase instead of lead, eventually capping the four-race turned three-race weekend with three consecutive podium runs highlighted with back-to-back runner-up finishes during starts at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 2-3.

Impressive enough, Dietrich, ace of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, rallied in each of his podium outcomes, first battling ahead from fifth at The Grove, then displaying a hard-fought pounce from ninth at the “Speed Palace.” Port’s main event went caution free, forced to battle by “Blackjack” Brian Brown and New Jersey’s Justin Whittall during his Fair Opener podium pursuit.

Dietrich’s final Labor Day weekend start occurred at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, September 4; he finished third after starting fourth on the A-Main starting grid.

“We wanted to win every night out, but to be in the hunt says enough,” Dietrich expressed, a 13-time winner in 2022. “There’s plenty of money for the taking this weekend at Port Royal. We’re going to do everything we can to make some noise.”

ON DECK:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2022 campaign with the three-day Tuscarora blockbuster at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. Chasing a total weekend winner’s share equaling $73,000, the “Speed Palace” tripleheader will ignite with an $8,000 preliminary on Thursday, September 8, followed by the $10,000-to-win Night Before the Tuscarora 50 on Friday, September 9. Tuscarora weekend will conclude with the 55th running of the 50-lap Tuscarora 50, awarding $55,000, on Saturday, September 10.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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Twitter: www.twitter.com/dannydietrich
Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch
News: www.dannydietrich.com
News: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2022 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 43
Top-10s: 55
Wins: 13

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

2019 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2021 Wins: 6 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13) (Sharon Speedway | All Stars: 6/15) (Selinsgrove Speedway | 75th Anniversary Race: 7/20) (BAPS Motor Speedway | All Stars: 8/29) (Port Royal Speedway | Labor Day Classic: 9/6) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 9/16)

2021 Championships: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek

2022 Highlights: Finished 11th against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park on Monday, February 14. Finished fourth (from tenth) in Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker 30. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in starts at Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6 (finished fourth in each start). Secured three top-ten finishes in three tries on March 18-20; eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on March 18, third at Lincoln Speedway on March 19, and hard-charged from 17th to finish fourth at Port Royal Speedway on March 20. Earned first victory of 2022 during Lincoln Speedway visit on March 26; started tenth and took the lead in 16 laps. Won second feature of season at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 2; charged ahead from tenth. Finished third in Lincoln Speedway’s $6,900-to-win Weldon Sterner Memorial Spring Championship on Saturday, April 9. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 15. Won third Lincoln Speedway feature of 2022 on April 16; started eighth. Highlighted weekend with third-place finish during All Star competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 23. Hard charged to finish seventh in Port Royal Speedway’s Keith Kauffman Classic on Saturday, April 24; he started 21st. Rallied from 17th to second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 29. Won fourth Lincoln Speedway victory of 2022 season on Saturday, April 30; started eighth. Finished eighth from 18th in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash (WoO) on Wednesday, May 11. Finished 11th from 24th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Morgan Cup finale (WoO) on Saturday, May 14. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21; finished third and fifth, respectively. Finished third at Selinsgrove Speedway on Thursday, May 26. Finished third and ninth during Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29. Earned back-to-back victories at Williams Grove Speedway ($5,500) and Lincoln Speedway ($19,000 – Steve Smith Tribute) on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway on Sunday, June 5. Capped Ohio Sprint Speedweek (All Star Circuit of Champions) with a pair of victories, Attica Raceway Park and Limaland Motorsports Park, and finished third in the final standings. Capped Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek with six top-ten finishes and four top-five finishes; won Speedweek finale at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, July 3. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway (from 16th) on Friday, July 8. Finished second with World of Outlaws at Port Royal Speedway (7/20) and Williams Grove Speedway (7/23). Earned tenth victory of the season during BAPS Motor Speedway’s Kevin Gobrecht Classic on Sunday, July 24. Earned 11th victory of 2022 season during Port Royal Speedway’s Living Legends Dream Race on Saturday, July 30 (second feature of two). Finished fourth (from 12th) at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 6. Finished second with All Stars at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York, on Friday, August 19. Finished sixth with All Stars at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York, on Saturday, August 20. Swept Williams Grove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20’s for $4,000 each. Finished fourth at Bloomsburg Fair Raceway on August 24. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Kramer Klash on August 27. Earned three consecutive podium finishes in starts at Williams Grove Speedway (2nd), Port Royal Speedway (2nd), and Selinsgrove Speedway (3rd) on September 2-4.

2022 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24) (Port Royal Speedway | Living Legends Dream Race: 7/30) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26)

 

Justin Whittall finds podium in Port Royal’s Fair Opener; Tuscarora weekend ahead
ByTyler Altmeyer
Sep 6, 2022

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (September 6, 2022) – If you’re going to get hot, this is the time of year to do it, and that’s the exact mindframe JW Motorsports’ Justin Whittall has, ready to enter one of the nation’s premier events on the wings of back-to-back top-six finishes including a podium run during recent visits to Port Royal Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, September 3-4.

Whittall, driver of the JW Motorsports, JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, No. 67 sprint car, finished third and six in his top-six appearances, trumping what had been a rocky August schedule. Adding to the weekend luster, Whittall’s podium outcome took place in Port Royal Speedway’s annual Fair opener, battling up front with “Blackjack” Brian Brown and Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich.

The Vincentown, New Jersey, native will return to the “Speed Palace” on Thursday through Saturday with intentions to battle for a $55,000 payday in the annual Tuscarora 50.

“That felt great…we needed that,” Justin Whittall explained, a former winner at Williams Grove Speedway. “Hats off to the entire team. Everyone busts their butts, and sometimes our results don’t show that, but everyone works so hard and I’m proud. We have a big weekend ahead and I think we’re all excited to get started. Our goal is to keep this momentum going through the Tuscarora 50.”

ON DECK:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will continue their 2022 campaign with the three-day Tuscarora blockbuster at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. Chasing a total weekend winner’s share equaling $73,000, the “Speed Palace” tripleheader will ignite with an $8,000 preliminary on Thursday, September 8, followed by the $10,000-to-win Night Before the Tuscarora 50 on Friday, September 9. Tuscarora weekend will conclude with the 55th running of the 50-lap Tuscarora 50, awarding $55,000, on Saturday, September 10.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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Online home: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2021 Highlights: Finished 12th during Bridgeport Speedway start on Tuesday, April 6. Finished third during the Open Wheel Madness event at Port Royal Speedway on April 24. Earned first-ever 410 sprint feature win during Williams Grove Speedway stop on Friday, June 4; $6,000 payday. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 12. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on August 21. Finished eighth in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial. Finished 21st in Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. Finished tenth in Williams Grove Speedway’s Outlaws tune up on September 24. Finished eighth in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jim Nace Memorial National Open on September 25. Finished 11th in Port Royal’s Nittany Showdown finale featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

2021 Wins: 1 (Williams Grove Speedway | June 4)

2022 Highlights: Finished ninth in Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker 30. Finished tenth in Port Royal Speedway’s 80th season opener on Sunday, March 6 (42 cars entered). Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes during starts at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, March 25-26; finished ninth at Williams Grove Speedway and fifth at Lincoln Speedway – Whittall’s first top-five of the year. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 2 – bettering his best performance of the season. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 16. Earned first-ever All Star Circuit of Champions top-ten finish during start at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 23. Finished tenth at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 24. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes during starts at Williams Grove Speedway (7th) and Port Royal Speedway (9th) on Friday and Saturday, April 29-30. Qualified for Williams Grove Speedway’s Morgan Cup (WoO) on Saturday, May 14; finished 15th. Highlighted Memorial Day weekend with All Star Circuit of Champions feature starts during Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial; finished ninth and 13th on Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29, respectively. Finished tenth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 3, and finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 4. Finished seventh and sixth, respectively, in visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 17-18. Finished fifth and sixth in Port Royal Speedway’s Living Legends Dream Race Twin 20’s event on July 30. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores, including a podium run, in starts at Port Royal Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway, respectively, on September 3-4.

 

 

Thiel victorious at Dodge County Fairgrounds and Plymouth Dirt Track; Upcoming plans TBD

ByTyler Altmeyer Sep 6, 2022

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (September 6, 2022) – It was a weekend for the record books for Sheboygan, Wisconsin’s Scotty Thiel and Team 73, ultimately capping their three-race run with the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series with three consecutive podium finishes, two of which $3,000 victories, while visiting three Wisconsin ovals. Bumping his season win total to five, four of which against the IRA, Thiel scored his victory lane appearances during stops at Dodge County Fairgrounds and Plymouth Dirt Track on Friday and Saturday, September 2-3, respectively.

Impressive enough, Thiel, driver of the Gibbsville Cheese, Walkers Game Ear, Professional Plating Inc, Scott Thiel Builders, Stealth Cam, Muddy Outdoors, Complete Water Inc, KSI Supply, GRP Motorsports, Racers Hall, Triple X Chassis, K1 Race Gear, HRP, King Racing Products, No. 73 sprint car, nearly swept each of the programs on his way to victory. In fact, out of all preliminary action including heat races and dashes, Thiel’s only defeat occurred in dash action at Dodge County Fairgrounds where he finished second in dash two, thus starting fourth in the evening’s A-Main.

Although not victorious in race three at 141 Speedway, Thiel was a close second, leading a portion of the evening’s main event before settling for one spot down. Jordan Goldesberry slipped by the Team 73 entry during a battle in traffic with five remaining. A caution with two to go gave Thiel a chance to reclaim, but time ran short.

“What a weekend, and I owe it all to my team. Results like these prove that our hard work and determination is working and I couldn’t be more proud,” Thiel explained, who also owns a MOWA win in 2022. “There are a lot of moving parts and to make it all work you have to have a great team and great support. I’m fortunate enough to have each of those attributes. We still have a lot of racing ahead…we’ll get a game plan together soon.”

ON DECK: The “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Team 73 are unsure about coming plans. Multiple options are being analyzed with a decision to be made in the next 24 hours.

SPECIAL THANKS: Scotty Thiel and Team 73 would like to thank all of their partners: Gibbsville Cheese, Walkers Game Ear, Professional Plating Inc, Scott Thiel Builders, Stealth Cam, Muddy Outdoors, Complete Water Inc, KSI Supply, GRP Motorsports, Racers Hall, Triple X Chassis, K1 Race Gear, HRP, King Racing Products, Keizer Wheels.

LIVE BROADCAST COVERAGE: All Star Circuit of Champions: www.floracing.com. IRA Outlaw Sprint Series: www.floracing.com. World of Outlaws: www.dirtvisions.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter: www.twitter.com/scottythiel64 Instagram: www.instagram.com/scottythiel64 Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports

2022 STATS: Wins: 5 Top-Fives: 10 Top-Tens: 17

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Scotty Thiel and Team 73 capped three-race Central PA visit with a tenth-place run at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, March 20. Earned first win of 2022 during IRA Outlaw Sprint Series start at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, on Saturday, April 23. Won second feature of season during IRA Outlaw Sprint Series visit to Sycamore Speedway in Sycamore, Illinois, on Saturday, May 7. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on Saturday, May 21. Rallied from 19th to eighth in Sunday night visit to 141 Speedway in Maribel, Wisconsin, on May 30. Finished second during IRA action at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois, on Friday, June 10. Finished 13th and 14th in the World of Outlaws doubleheader at Beaver Dam Raceway on June 17-18. Finished ninth with IRA at Plymouth Dirt Track on Thursday, June 30, then finished eighth and sixth against the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, July 1-2; career-high finishes against Greatest Show On Dirt. Earned third-consecutive World of Outlaws top-ten with seventh-place score at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 9; he started from the pole. Finished seventh in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, July 16. Finished fifth with IRA at Langlade County Speedway on Saturday, July 30. Qualifies for Knoxville Nationals C-Main. Won MOWA Sprint Car Series event at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois, on Friday, August 19. Finished fourth with the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, August 20. Earned three consecutive podiums including two victories with IRA Outlaw Sprint Car Series on September 2-4; earned wins at Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway (9/2) and Plymouth Dirt Track (9/3), finished second at 141 Speedway (9/4).

 

 

Bayston caps Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals with podium performance; Gold Cup on horizon

2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Eighth | 7,056 points [ 500 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (September 6, 2022) - Despite what turned out to be a lackluster beginning to their Washington campaign, Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports turned the corner in a hurry and eventually capped the three-day Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals at Skagit Speedway in Burlington, Washington, with a podium performance in the $26,000-to-win finale on Saturday, September 3, finishing third after starting on the outside of the front row. The Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based Outlaw program did their best to hound David Gravel for the top spot, but ultimately settled for third in the running order.

CJB Motorsports opened the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals with 12th and 19th-place finishes, respectively.

For Bayston, ace of the TrueTimber Camo, Signing Day Sports, Bubbly Brands, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, No. 5 sprint car, the podium outcome in the Skagit finale pushed his top-five tally to 15 on the season, as he remains eighth in the World of Outlaws driver championship standings.

“That’s a win in our books right now,” Bayston said in his return to the podium. “I’m so proud of Barry [Jackson], Scott [Vogelsong], and Hayden [Lloyd]. A lot of work has gone into getting me more and more comfortable. There are just certain things that I feel I need as a rookie to carry me and the car, and I think we’re getting back there. It feels awesome to be back on a podium and contending for wins again.”

ON DECK:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with the three-day Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, on September 8-10. Saturday’s Gold Cup finale will award $25,000.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Signing Day Sports, Bubbly Brands, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, The Dunn Group, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CJB-Motorsports-100190992543697
Twitter: www.twitter.com/cjb_51
Instagram: www.instagram.com/cjbmotorsports5
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.cjbmotorsports.net
Merchandise: www.spencerbayston.com

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Mark Miller: mmiller@cjbmotorsports.net
BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS STATS:
Wins: 2
Top-Fives: 15
Top-Tens: 31

2022 Highlights: Earned main event start during all three nights of Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals; highlighted weekend with 16th-place score in Saturday’s finale. Finished ninth in Cotton Bowl Speedway’s Texas Two-Step opener on Friday, March 4. Highlighted Thunderbowl Raceway doubleheader with a fourth-place finish on Saturday, March 12. Finished fifth at Merced Speedway in Merced, California, on Friday, March 18. Finished eighth during SoCal Showdown action at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California, on Saturday, March 27. Finished sixth at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico, on Tuesday, March 29. Finished eighth at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday, April 2. Finished second in the annual Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Finished eighth at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, April 16. Finished fourth at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 23. Earned his first World of Outlaws victory of the season ($25,000) during the Bristol Bash finale at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 30. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 11. Finished eighth in Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Morgan Cup finale on Saturday, May 14. Finished ninth at Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey, on Tuesday, May 17. Finished fifth at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Monday, May 30. Finished tenth and third, respectively, during Knoxville Raceway’s annual Brownells Big Guns Bash on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11. Finished fourth in back-to-back appearances at Beaver Dam Raceway for Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on June 17-18. Won second WoO main event of the season during Huset’s Speedway start on Wednesday, June 22; $10,000 payday and led laps 26-30. Finished eighth in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular finale on Saturday, July 2. Highlighted Kings Royal week with fourth-place run in Knight Before the Kings Royal on Saturday morning, July 16. Highlighted Central PA swing with top-ten (eighth) in Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals finale on Saturday, July 23. Finished eighth in each of his Weedsport Speedway stops on Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31. Finished tenth in 55-lap Ironman 55 finale at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, August 6. Qualifies for Knoxville Nationals B-Main; finishes 19th. Finished fifth in Jackson Nationals finale on Saturday evening, August 20. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores (sixth and ninth, respectively) during visits to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks) and Red River Valley Speedway (West Fargo) on Friday and Saturday, August 26-27. Finished third in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 3.

 

 

Schatz scores four consecutive top-tens through Washington; California bound

Dates: Thursday through Saturday, September 1st-3rd Event: Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Skagit Speedway (Burlington, Washington) Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): Thursday: 3rd (3rd) Friday: 7th (10th) Saturday: 8th (12th)

Date: Monday, September 5th Event: Outlaws Return to Grays Harbor Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, Washington) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 5th (11th)

2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Fifth | 7,348 points [208 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 6, 2022) - For Donny Schatz, consistency stretches coast-to-coast, and the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion certainly proved that statistic over the recent weekend, ultimately capping his four-race campaign through Washington with four straight top-ten scores, highlighting his streak with a podium run in the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals opener at Skagit Speedway in Burlington, Washington, on Thursday, September 1.

Schatz finished third in his podium appearance, following it up with seventh and eighth-place scores on Friday and Saturday, September 2-3, respectively, each the result of forward progress. The Fargo, North Dakota, native advanced a personal Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals high of four positions in the $26,000-to-win finale.

Forced to battle with Roth Motorsports’ James McFadden in his podium pursuit, Schatz actually lost third to the Australia native before gaining the position back at McFadden’s misfortune; contact with a lapped car was the culprit.

“I know I got to see a pretty good race unfold right in front of me,” Schatz noted of his Skagit opening night performance. “I tried to gather it up and get in there to battle with those guys, but we just didn’t have it tonight. We’ll work on it and try to be better.”

Although unable to match his podium outcome from Skagit, Schatz eventually capped his Labor Day weekend schedule with a fifth-place result at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington, on Monday, September 5, the result of a hard-fought rally from row six. Schatz battled as far forward as fourth before losing a position to Kasey Kahne Racing’s Brad Sweet.

ON DECK: Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with the three-day Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, on September 8-10. Saturday’s Gold Cup finale will award $25,000.

Schatz is a two-time Gold Cup Race of Champions winner.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Donny Schatz and Tony Stewat/Curb-Agajanian Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Digital Ally, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts.

Broadcast Coverage: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com

Donny Schatz: Web: www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz Twitter: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz Instagram www.instagram.com/donnyschatz

Tony Stewart Racing: Web: www.tonystewartracing.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2022 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: Races: 56 Wins: 3 Top-5s: 23 Top-10s: 45

 

 

Brian Brown scores three consecutive top-fives including victory in Central Pennsylvania; Tuscarora next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (September 6, 2022) - Brian Brown’s return to the Keystone State kicked-off in near-flawless fashion over Labor Day weekend, not only capping the four-race turned three-race weekend with three consecutive top-five finishes, ultimately losing Monday’s Labor Day Classic to Mother Nature, but earning a victory in the process, securing his place in victory lane at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, September 4.

The win, Brown’s seventh of the 2022 season, occurred from the front row, charging to the lead over Mechanicsburg’s Lucas Wolfe on lap 13 to secure the $5,500 payday. It was Brown’s second career at the track, simultaneously making him an automatic qualifier for the $26,000-to-win Jim Nace Memorial National Open on Saturday, September 24; a race he won in his first-ever start at the speedway in 2017

Brown, ace of the Brian Brown Racing, Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Rowdy Energy, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, No. 21 sprint car, kicked-off the long, holiday weekend by finishing fourth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 2, and fifth during Port Royal Speedway’s Fair Opener on Saturday, September 3.

Although not ending in victory, Brown led the way at the Port Royal “Speed Palace” until 14 to go when Devon Borden snuck by the Higginsville, Missouri, native; Brown would eventually slip to fifth.

“I’m very proud to get a win at Selinsgrove Speedway. It’s important for our team to win races all over the country, as well as be competitive all over the country…not just in the Midwest and Knoxville Raceway,” Brown stated. “My team did a phenomenal job all weekend. The track was tricky-slick, and we had our car exactly where it needed to be. Just a total team effort and I’m ready to move on to the next one.”

ON DECK:
Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2022 campaign with the three-day Tuscarora blockbuster at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. Chasing a total weekend winner’s share equaling $73,000, the “Speed Palace” tripleheader will ignite with an $8,000 preliminary on Thursday, September 8, followed by the $10,000-to-win Night Before the Tuscarora 50 on Friday, September 9. Tuscarora weekend will conclude with the 55th running of the 50-lap Tuscarora 50, awarding $55,000, on Saturday, September 10.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Rowdy Energy, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem’s Helmets, Factory Kahne Shocks, Cometic Gaskets, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Fultz Excavating, Restless Spirits Distillery, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, AL Driveline, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny’s Components, Rod End Supply, Winter’s Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bam Roller Lifters, Outerwears, MPD, All Star Performance, 6B Apparel, MSD Ignition and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/brianbrown21
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.brianbrownracing.com
Merchandise: www.shopbrianbrownracing.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com
Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at www.dirtvision.com

2022 STATISTICS:
Top-fives: 26
Top-tens: 33
Wins: 7

2022 HIGHLIGHTS:
Highlighted Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals with 14th-place score in Saturday finale. Finished third with World of Outlaws at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday, April 2. Earned first feature victory of the season in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, April 30; took lead on lap 5 and never looked back. Finished sixth (against 43-car field) at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 7. Earned second Knoxville Raceway victory of the season on Saturday, May 14. Finished third at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 21. Finished second during Thursday Thunder program at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, May 26. Finished 11th in the Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, May 27. Finished fifth and second in Knoxville Raceway double features program on Saturday, June 4 (the second feature was a make-up main event from 4/23). Earned back-to-back podium finishes during Knoxville Raceway’s Brownells Big Guns Bash featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11; Brown finished third and first, respectively. Finished sixth at Jackson Motorplex (Border Battle) on Saturday, June 18. Finished second in night two of Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals on Friday, June 24; led laps 9-32. Finished second with ASCS National Tour at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, June 25. Finished fourth in Knoxville Raceway’s Mid-Season Championship on July 2. Finished second from seventh in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, July 9. Finished third in Jokers Wild program during Eldora Speedway’s Kings Royal week. Finished sixth in the Historical Big One at Eldora Speedway. Finished sixth in the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. Finished second in Knoxville Raceway 360 sprint car start on Saturday, July 23; set quick time and won heat race. Finished seventh in the fourth annual Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race at I-70 Motorsports Park on Friday, July 29. Finished fifth during All Star Circuit of Champions visit to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 30. Won respective 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary feature on Friday, August 5. Finished sixth in 360 Knoxville Nationals finale on Saturday, August 6. Qualified for 2022 Knoxville Nationals A-Main with fourth-place run in Friday’s “Hard Knox” program; finished 20th in 50-lap finale. Finished tenth in Jackson Nationals preliminary. Scored fifth win of 2022 in Missouri State Fair’s POWRi 410 Wing Outlaw Sprint League event on Sunday, August 21; first-ever POWRi 410 victory. Finished third and first (make-up feature) in Knoxville Raceway’s season finale; sixth victory of 2022, simultaneously clinching fifth 410 sprint track title. Earned three consecutive top-five finishes in Central Pennsylvania; fourth at Williams Grove Speedway (9/2), fifth at Port Royal Speedway (9/3), and a win at Selinsgrove Speedway on September 4.

 

 

12th annual Hockett-McMillin Memorial on horizon at Lucas Oil Speedway

WHEATLAND, MO. (Sept. 6, 2022) - Lucas Oil Speedway will remain silent this weekend, but one of open-wheel sprint-car racing's biggest weekends is on the horizon at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

The 12th annaul Jesse Hockett-Daniel McMillin Memorial, featuring the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series and the POWRi WAR Sprint League, return to Lucas Oil Speedway for three full nights of action Sept. 15-17.

"This event has continued to grow over the years and is always one of the highlights of our season and one that open-wheel fans all over the country look forward to," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. "We look forward to hosting another big weekend with great racing while paying tribute to Jesse and Daniel and honoring their memories."

The event recognizes the legacy of Jesse Hockett, from Warsaw, Missouri, who was a star in both the winged and non-wing sprint divisions when he lost his life in a shop accident in 2010. His cousin and crew chief, Daniel McMillin, was killed in an automobile accident in 2006.

ASCS feature winners will earn $3,000 each of the first two nights and $10,000 on the final night. POWRi WAR Sprint League feature winners will collect $2,000 on the preliminary nights and $4,077 for the finale.

J.J. Hickle of Quilcene, Washington, captured the ASCS final-night feature one year ago at the Hockett-McMillin Memorial while Wesley Smith of Nixa, Missouri, is reigning champ of the POWRi WAR Sprint League.

Hockett-McMillin Schedule/Admission:
(Thursday-Friday, Sept. 15-16)
Grandstands Open: 4 p.m.
Draw/Check-In: 4 p.m.
Drivers' Meeting: 5 p.m.
Hot Laps: 6 p.m.
Racing: 7:05 p.m.
Grandstand Admission adults (16 and up) - $25
Seniors (62 and up)/Military - $22
Youth (6-15) - $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass (click here for more info) - $55
Pit Pass - $40
3-Day Pit Pass - $125

(Saturday Sept. 17)
Grandstands Open: 4 p.m.
Drivers' Meeting: 4:45 p.m.
Hot Laps: 5:30 p.m.
Racing: 6:35 p.m.
Adults (16 and up) - $35
Seniors (62 and over)/Military - $32
Youth (6-15) - $10
Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Family Pass (click here more more info) - $80
Pit Pass - $45

The Hockett-McMillin Memorial will kick off a busy final stretch of the season at Lucas Oil Speedway that includes:

Sept. 23-24 - Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals, featuring the powerhouse trucks and tractors of the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League.

Oct. 3-8 - The Summit Racing USRA Nationals will bring the biggest week of racing to the speedway, in terms of volume. More than 300 entries are expected, starting with a Test and Tune on Oct. 3. USRA classes include Modifieds, B-Mods, Stock Cars, Tuners, Hobby Stocks, Limited Mods and Late Models.

Oct. 15 - UTV Short-Course Off-Road on the off road course.

Oct. 22 - O'Reilly Auto Parts Outlaw Monster Trucks - Eve of Destruction.

To purchase tickets for any event on Lucas Oil Speedway's schedule, or to inquire about camping information, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 295-6043 or via email at nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com.

 

 

Zach Newlin 11th in 358 Match Race at Williams Grove Speedway
Mechanicsburg, PA – September 5, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Zach Newlin returned to the seat of a sprint car Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway for the first time in a month, and the first time in the Mansberger Motorsports No.21m since mid-July thanks to Mother Nature.

The 2022 season for the 358 sprint cars has been interrupted numerous times by weather, making it difficult for Newlin and Mansberger, who only compete at ‘The Grove’, to get into a rhythm. With two September races remaining, the team came into Friday’s event aiming to close out the season with some positive momentum; something they can build on for 2023.

September 2: Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA

[37 cars, Heat 4th (8), A-main 11th (13)]

The Match Race event, which offered an increased purse for the 358 sprint cars, drew a larger than usual field of 37 cars to Williams Grove Speedway Friday night. The 25-lap main event offered a purse worth over $20,000, with $2,021 going to the winner and last place taking home $696.

Four 8-lap heat races were lined up by pill draw. The top five finishers from each would transfer to the A-main. The top two would participate in a redraw to set the top eight starting spots of the finale.

Newlin lined up 8th for the first heat of the night, but the rush hour like traffic at the back of the pack shuffled him to 10th by the end of lap one. The Millerstown, PA resident collected his ride and made his way to 9th on lap two.

Newlin didn’t stop there. He continued picking off the competition and capitalized on a late restart to race his way to a 4th place finish, securing his spot in the feature.

Rolling to the green flag in 13th for the 25-lap A-main, Newlin had his eyes set on a solid top ten run. Forward progress was hard to come by in the early going. By lap six Newlin had lost a spot and by the halfway point he was riding in 16th.

Over the final seven laps, after a large portion of the fuel load had burned off, Newlin’s car came alive. He was able to be more aggressive and began to steadily climb through the running order. With two laps remaining, Newlin moved into 12th and was looking for more. On the final circuit, he wrestled 11th away from Frankie Herr.

“It was good to get a full night under our belt. This was only our third race this season, and we haven’t raced together since mid-July. Getting comfortable is the key and we haven’t had enough consistent laps to accomplish that. We were able to learn some things tonight, so we’ll build on it and hopefully finish the year out strong in a couple weeks.“, Newlin commented.

Up Next

Newlin and the Mansberger Motorsports team will be back at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 23rd looking to close out the season with a strong finish in the final 358 sprint car race of 2022 at the legendary Pennsylvania track.

Learn more about Zach Newlin at:

A2DPR.com/ZachNewlin

Follow Zach Newlin’s season at:

A2DPR.com/latest-news

Zach Newlin Racing on Facebook:

Facebook.com/ZachNewlinRacing

Zach Newlin Racing on Twitter:

Twitter.com/ZachDaddyRacing

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

Broadcast coverage of Port Royal Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible. PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

Grove Financial & Associates

Dillman Hauling

Ron’s RV Sales

T&M Homebuilders

Tuscarora Roofing Co.

FIT Transportation

Kirby Kitner Excavating, Blasting, Paving

Christine Booher, Realtor

Strange Oval

Walker Performance Filtration

Newlin Bar Service

 

 

BRADEN CHIARAMONTE MAKES MAIN IN FULL-SIZED SPRINT CAR DEBUT

(El Cajon, CA, September 3, 2022) He did it again! Braden Chiaramonte took what is perhaps his biggest step up the racing ladder when he qualified for the main in his first ever 360 winged sprint car race at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California. The feat made fans sit up and notice as he did it competing against a star-studded 45-car field.

The large field was split into four separate groups for qualifying. Chiaramonte, who lives in the San Diego, California suburb of El Cajon, was in the first group which included 11 cars. For those unfamiliar with the teen, they were surprised to see him qualify sixth fastest in the group at 12.436. In addition, that lap was faster than 30 of the cars on hand. Most of them were seasoned veterans. For fans who have been following the young driver’s career, that qualifying performance was no surprise at all.

The next step was his first ever heat race in a full-size sprint car on the famous Northern California quarter-mile oval. The race was an eight-lapper and the top five finishers would get automatic tickets to the main event. Chiaramonte, in the Tyner/Hurst Enterprises #94th, was starting outside of the third row in sixth. >From the time the green flag dropped, he was cool and controlled. By the end of the fourth lap, he was up to third and when the race ended, his fourth-place finish sent him straight into the main on his debut night.

For the 30-lap main event, Chiaramonte started on the outside of the seventh row in the 14th. Early on, he slipped back in the pack. However, as the race progressed, he drove smoothly and moved forward. Over the last 11-laps, he advanced from 22nd to 18th. That performance was well received by many longtime race followers.

Twenty-four hours later Chiaramonte journeyed a couple of hours south to the legendary red clay of the Placerville Speedway on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for his second night in a 360-winged sprint car. He impressed early on when he recorded the ninth fastest time of the 44 cars on hand in hot laps at 11.729. He drew into the first 22-car group for qualifying. On his second lap, he got over the top of the cushion in turn two. That cost him, and his first lap of 11.725 was his official time.

Fifteen-year-old Chiaramonte lined up 11th in the stacked fourth heat. He moved up two spots to finish ninth, right behind the driver who is second in the track point standings. The finish dictated that he would have to participate in one of the B Mains in hopes of getting one of the starting spots for the A Main.

Chiaramonte started dead last in 14th for the second 12-lap B. Like the heat race, he moved forward a couple of spots, but it was not enough to get him into the A Main and that put the wraps on his weekend.

While he did not win in his first two nights of winged 360 action, Chiaramonte created a favorable impression. He showed speed and was under control. He made the A main on his first night and in all four races he started on the weekend, he passed cars.

For fans who did not make it to the tracks, both races are available on Flo Racing. For more details or pricing, please visit the website at https://www.floracing.com/.

Chiaramonte was due to be back in action on Sunday, September 4th, driving the Tom Malloy owned midget in the USAC National Midget Series Fireman’s Nationals at the Angel Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. However, track crews tried to get the track rolled in from a storm on Saturday, but the surface remained too wet and unsafe for racing on Sunday. Thus, the race was canceled.

Chiaramonte would like to thank the following marketing partners for making his 2022 racing season possible. RTL Traffic Control and Equipment Rentals, AM Ortega, Impact Racing, and AIM Sports Data. If you or your company would like to join forces with the fast-rising racing team, please contact Daniel Chiaramonte online at the following link mailto:dchiaramonte@rtltraffic.com or by calling (619) 988-7563.

Braden Chiaramonte 2022 Results

January 1 Tulsa Shootout Stock Non Wings 9th A Main

March 5 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

March 6 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 8th A Main

March 25 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

April 16 Bakersfield Speedway USAC Western States Midgets 9th A Main

April 23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 1st A Main

April 30 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

May 12 US 24 Raceway All In Transportation A Wingless Clash 13th A Main

May 13 US 24 Raceway All In Transportation A Wingless Clash 16th A Main

May 14 US 24 Raceway All In Transportation A Wingless Clash 5th L.C.Q.

May 21 Ventura Raceway USAC Western State Midgets 7th A Main

June 2 US 24 Raceway Performance Electronics Big Dance 12th A Main

June 3 US 24 Raceway Performance Electronics Big Dance 14th A Main

June 4 US 24 Raceway Performance Electronics Big Dance 8th Qualifier

June 11 Lemoore Jet Bowl Non-Wing Outlaw Micro 4th A Main

June 18 Merced Speedway USAC Western Midgets 10th A Main

July 15 Jefferson County Speedway USAC National Midgets 18th A Main

July 16 Jefferson County Speedway USAC National Midgets 16th A Main

August 4 Indianapolis Motor Speedway USAC National Midgets 5th D Main

August 26 Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Car 18th A Main

August 27 Placerville Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Car

 

 

Rain Stops Tri-City Raceway Park’s Final Race Program of 2022
(Franklin, PA September 4, 2022): After waiting all afternoon under overcast skies, rain finally fell at Tri-City Raceway Park after the first two heat races were completed. The third race of the night was on the track when the rain came, making conditions unsafe to continue after what would have been a lengthy rain delay. The program will not be made up.
“We regret the inconvenience to all but we do appreciate the support of the racers and fans who came out under questionable conditions,” said track owner Merle Black.
Tickets and wrist bands can be mailed back to the speedway for a complete refund. The address is:
Tri-City Raceway Park
769 Creek Road
Volant, PA 16156
With the 2022 season concluded, watch the website and social media platform for announcements concerning the 2023 season.
Further information about Tri-City Raceway Park can be obtained by calling the track office at 724-967-4601, or by e-mailing the office at tricityracewaypark2020@gmail.com. Or, you can check the web at Tri-CityRacewayPark.com, or the Facebook page at Tri City Raceway Park. Tri-City Raceway Park is located just a few miles north of Franklin, PA, at 3430 State Route 417 in Oakland Township.

 

STN Start Money Gets another Increase!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 2, 2022) – The purse for the upcoming 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway continues to grow.

The 41-lap, $15,041-to-win STN championship finale on Saturday, October 1, will now pay a minimum of $1,100-to-start as the previously announced $1,000 with the added money for the final spots in the courtesy of Big Show Productions.

The finale will follow the Friday, September 30, preliminary event that culminates with a pair of $1,500-to-win, $250-to-start feature events in which the top two finishers from each will lock into the Saturday finale.

With the added start money for Saturday night, the total feature payout for the two nights is at a minimum of $64,591 pending the need for the provisional starter on Saturday night. The STN provisional, the 21st starting position, is available only for the 2022 track champion if necessary. That championship will be decided at the Saturday, September 10, Ralph Henson Tribute.

Entries for the event have already began to flow into the I-30 Speedway track office. Pre-entries submitted by Tuesday, September 27, are $100 and include a free two-day driver pit pass. Entries after September 27 are $100 with no pit pass included. The entry form is available at https://www.i-30speedway.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=760397.

In addition to Big Show Productions, the STN winner’s share was previously increased to $15,041 courtesy of MPV with Buckaroo Hatters and Mike Moore making the initial boost to the back portion of the field.

Reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion Blake Hahn of Sapulpa, OK, has found the high-banked, -mile I-30 Speedway clay oval to his liking in recent years by topping three of the last four renditions of the Short Track Nationals.

After going back-to-back in 2018 and 2019, Hahn made a lap 39 move past Jordon Mallett and then beat defending STN champ Sam Hafertepe, Jr., to the stripe for his third STN crown.

The triumph matched Steve Kinser’s three STN titles in the early years of the event while Hall of Famers Sammy Swindell and Gary Wright lead the way with five and four victories, respectively.

Other drivers with multiple STN wins include Paul McMahan and Tony Bruce, Jr., with single wins posted by the likes of Hafertepe, Jr., NASCAR star Christopher Bell, reigning World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet, Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray and John Gerloff.

The 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires kicks off with a Test ‘N Tune on Thursday, September 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: September 29 through October 1, 2022. (Test ‘N Tune on Thursday, September 29, followed by two full cards of racing action on September 30 and October 1).

The Format: Friday’s preliminary event will be contested under a derivative of the All Star Circuit of Champions format, with group qualifying establishing heat race lineups with an invert of four in each heat race. The Friday preliminary will conclude with “Twin 20’s”, a pair of $1,500-to-win 20-lap “A” Main events.

The top two from each of the “Twin 20’s” will be locked into Saturday night’s “Dash for Cash” and the championship main event.

Friday events points accumulated will be carried over to Saturday night, with another set of heats utilizing passing points added to the Friday total to set the championship feature lineups. The top two in combined points from Friday night and the Saturday heat races with join Friday’s four lock-ins in the Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash”. The next eight in points will occupy STN championship feature positions 7-14 with the balance of the field in “B” and “C” Mains. Three will transfer from both “B” Mains to set the 20-car feature field. The 21st position is reserved for this year’s I-30 Speedway track champion if necessary.

The Past Winners:

2021-Blake Hahn

2020–Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

2019-Blake Hahn

2018-Blake Hahn

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Tickets: Advance two-day tickets are $45.

Day of show prices are $20 on Friday and $30 on Saturday.

Children under 12 are admitted free on both nights courtesy of Dairy Queen.

To order tickets or for more information, check online at https://i-30speedway.com/short-track-nationals/ or call the track at 501-455-4567.

Pit passes are $40 on both Friday and Saturday. Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

The Broadcast: If you can’t make it to the STN to catch all the breathtaking action in person, no need to fret as you can catch it all live online at www.floracing.com.

For more information regarding I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals, check at www.i-30speedway.com or call the track at 501-455-4567.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Sept. 1

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 789; 2. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 781; 3. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 778; 4. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 772; 5. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 763; 6. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 762; 7. Austin Reed, Etters, Pa., 753; 8. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 751; 9. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 749; 10. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 747; 11. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 738; 12. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 726; 13. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., and Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., both 720; 15. Koby Werkmeister, Armour, S.D., 715; 16. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 712; 17. Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Ind., 711; 18. Cole Vanderheiden, Papillion, Neb., 700; 19. Matt Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 697; 20. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., 683.

State Point Standings

California – 1. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 260; 2. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 229; 3. Davey Pombo, Kerman, Calif., 202; 4. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., 172; 5. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 170; 6. Kevin W. Barnes Sr., Fresno, Calif., 166; 7. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 160; 8. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 157; 9. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 151; 10. Blaine Fagundes, Hanford, Calif., 106.

Indiana – 1. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 368; 2. Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Ind., 344; 3. Roderick Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 324; 4. Carson Dillion, Terre Haute, Ind., 295; 5. Jeff Wimmenauer, Greenwood, Ind., 281; 6. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 272; 7. Shane O'Banion, Danville, Ind., 248; 8. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 242; 9. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 241; 10. Alan Brown, Brownsburg, Ind., 236.

Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 591; 2. Jake Greenwood, Woodward, Iowa, 513; 3. Joe Miller, Vail, Iowa, 512; 4. Cole Vanderheiden, Papillion, Neb., 478; 5. Bret Klabunde, Omaha, Neb., 434; 6. Steve Hurst, Ames, Neb., 321; 7. Justin Bolte, Fremont, Neb., and Max Roseland, Carter Lake, Iowa, both 296; 9. Madison Miller, Vail, Iowa, 264; 10. Casey Friedrichsen, Odebolt, Iowa, 251.

Kansas – 1. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 580; 2. Jeremy Huish, Ness City, Kan., 462; 3. Lucas Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 452; 4. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 443; 5. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 440; 6. Jon Freeman, Salina, Kan., 415; 7. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 354; 8. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 314; 9. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 292; 10. Koby Walters, Liberal, Kan., 282.

Maryland – 1. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 132; 2. Donald Hendershot, Clear Spring, Md., 123; 3. Steven "Stevie" Kenawell Jr., Duncansville, Pa., and Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., both 106; 5. Dylan Shatzer, Hagerstown, Md., 104; 6. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 103; 7. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 99; 8. Tylor Cochran, Williamsport, Pa., 94; 9. Caleb Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 92; 10. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 88.

Minnesota – 1. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 724; 2. Matt Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 614; 3. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 591; 4. Billy Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 480; 5. Brandon Buysse, New Ulm, Minn., 443; 6. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 428; 7. Daniel Griep, Minnetonka, Minn., 427; 8. Wade Hansen, Clarkfield, Minn., 382; 9. Michael Stien, Henderson, Minn., 370; 10. Chris Graf, Glencoe, Minn., 268

Missouri – 1. Jack Potter, Kansas City, Mo., 244; 2. Kenneth Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 218; 3. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 179; 4. Jacob Dye, Albany, Mo., 163; 5. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., 115; 6. Greg Murry, Dover, Mo., 105; 7. Doug Cook, Saint Joseph, Mo., 93; 8. Trevin Littleton, Jacksonville, Ill., 80; 9. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., and Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., both 75.

Nebraska – 1. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 824; 2. Joey Danley, Martell, Neb., 565; 3. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 550; 4. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 541; 5. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 532; 6. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 531; 7. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 515; 8. Cole Vanderheiden, Papillion, Neb., 473; 9. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 471; 10. Joshua Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 463.

New Jersey – 1. Buddy Schweibinz, Woodbine, N.J., 447; 2. Timothy Iulg, Bridgeton, N.J., 432; 3. Jeff Paulson, Honey Brook, Pa., 413; 4. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 388; 5. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 378; 6. Cory Hunsberger, Doylestown, Pa., 363; 7. Donald Tanner, Warminster, Pa., 362; 8. Kevin Nagy, Gilbert, Pa., 345; 9. Aiden Borden, Jackson, N.J., 333; 10. Jon Brennfleck, Ewing, N.J., 317

North Dakota – 1. Ty Hanten, West Fargo, N.D., 291; 2. Morgan Nyquist, Moorhead, Minn., 267; 3. Tye Wilke, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 262; 4. Paul Kautzman, West Fargo, N.D., 250; 5. Andy Pake, Felton, Minn., 247; 6. Marcus Rothenbacher, Ulen, Minn., 234; 7. Brandon Rekow, Ellendale, N.D., 179; 8. Joshua Johnson, Harwood, N.D., 167; 9. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 151; 10. Tyler Rabenberg, Cambridge, Minn., 143.

Ohio – 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 433; 2. Jacob Stickle, Xenia, Ohio, 417; 3. James Caleb Erwin, Marysville, Ohio, 369; 4. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 348; 5. Chris Miller, Chillicothe, Ohio, 326; 6. Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Indiana, 318; 7. Dylan Troyer, Urbana, Ohio, 316; 8. Ashley Tackett, Waverly, Ohio, 298; 9. Roman Gephart, New Lebanon, Ohio, 289; 10. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 284.

Oklahoma – 1. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., 551; 2. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 460; 3. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 406; 4. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 401; 5. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 365; 6. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 362; 7. Terry Easum, Broken Arrow, Okla., 355; 8. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 351; 9. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 296; 10. Zack (A.J.) (36) Smith, Yukon, Okla., 295.

Pennsylvania – 1. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 1,028; 2. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 995; 3. Austin Reed, Etters, Pa., 922; 4. Kruz Kepner, Middleburg, Pa., 739; 5. Timothy Bittner, Beech Creek, Pa., 728; 6. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 711; 7. Jeffrey Weaver, Lock Haven, Pa., 673; 8. Logan Jones, Mercersburg, Pa., 671; 9. Owen Dimm, Mifflintown, Pa., 661; 10. Jarrett Cavalet, Hollidaysburg, Pa., and Michael Alleman, Port Royal, Pa., both 660.

South Carolina – 1. Jeffrey Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 238; 2. John Frutchey, Huger, S.C., 219; 3. Richard Wisdo, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 211; 4. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 204; 5. Nathan Emig, Dalzell, S.C., 191; 6. Derrek Treece, Sumter, S.C., 188; 7. Stephen Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 184; 8. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 166; 9. Cale Cozad, Charleston, S.C., 159; 10. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 158.

South Dakota – 1. Koby Werkmeister, Armour, S.D., 961; 2. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 780; 3. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 645; 4. Nate Barger, Madison, S.D., 624; 5. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 599; 6. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 583; 7. Micah Slendy, Sioux Falls, S.D., 568; 8. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 537; 9. Andrew Sullivan, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 517; 10. Nicholas Winter, Pipestone, Minn., 486.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 922; 2. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 842; 3. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 777; 4. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 602; 5. Martin Edwards, Forney, Texas, 590; 6. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 578; 7. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 542; 8. Stephen McMackin, Greenville, Texas, and Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, Texas, both 499; 10. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 475.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 225; 2. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 203; 3. Caleb Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 199; 4. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., 181; 5. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 178; 6. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 163; 7. Aaron Leach, Hampton, Va., 133; 8. Billy Hubbard, Cobbs Creek, Va., 113; 9. Joe Leavell, Waynesboro, Va., 112; 10. Chris Humblet, Shiloh, N.C., 111.

 

 

Reinhardt’s Momentum Continues to Build on PA/NJ All Star Swing

Capitol Renegade Driver Collects Three More Top-10’s and a Hard Charger Award

Bedford, PA – September 2, 2022

Coming off a pair of top ten runs with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) in New York the previous week, Kyle Reinhardt entered a swing across Pennsylvania and New Jersey with the series carrying momentum and optimism, especially given he had a lot of laps around the upcoming tracks in his Capitol Renegade / Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers / Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants / J&J Auto Racing No.91.

Reinhardt and his team have been working hard to continue the recent trend. The goal was to have enough success in August, September and October to make all the early season struggles worth going through. A five-race dose of home turf seemed to come along at the right time.

August 24: Bloomsburg Fair Raceway / Bloomsburg, PA

[19 cars, Qualifying 5th, Heat 1st (1), Dash 2nd (3), A-main 5th (2)]

A modest field of 19 teams made the tow to the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds in northeastern PA for the Wednesday night show at the 3/8-mile oval.

Reinhardt put the 5th quickest lap in the books and earned the pole of the second heat in the process. He went on to lead all eight laps of that qualifying race, posting the win by 1.5 seconds over Gio Scelzi.

The heat win earned Reinhardt a spot in the dash redraw. He drew the third starting spot and went on the offensive at the drop of the green, grabbing the runner up spot. There was no catching Justin Peck though, who pulled out to a quick lead and went on to hold Reinhardt off by over three seconds.

Reinhardt’s Dash finish put him on the outside of the front row for the 30-lap A-main. On a track that had ‘a lot of character’ as drivers like to say with a grin (referring to a rough surface), Reinhardt settled into second and held the spot through the first ten laps.

In the middle phase of the race, Tyler Courtney worked his way past Reinhardt, dropping the Capitol Renegade No.91 to 3rd. Reinhardt slid back a couple more spots in the closing segment but held on to record a top five finish.

August 25: Bridgeport Motorsports Park / Swedesboro, NJ

[27 cars, Qualifying 15th, Heat 4th (5), A-main 8th (11)]

The All Star tour moved on to NJ, Reinhardt’s home state, on Thursday night for a $12,000 to win event at the 4-tenths mile, high banked Bridgeport Motorsports Park.

Reinhardt was the 26th of 27 cars to go under the clock for qualifying, registering the 15th fastest lap in the field. The lap earned him the 5th starting spot in the third heat race. The top six finishers from each of the three scheduled heats would transfer to the A-main, with the balance of the starting lineup being filled by the top six finishers from the B-main.

In the heat race, Reinhardt was able to move into 4th on the opening lap. He pursued 3rd place Danny Dietrich throughout the 8-lap qualifying race but settled for a 4th place finish.

Reinhardt started 11th in the 30-lap A-main and immediately surged inside the top ten, reaching 9th on the opening lap. By the halfway point of the event, the Neptune City, NJ native was running 7th and working toward a top five finish.

The very competitive Bridgeport track always provides close racing, and this night was no different. Reinhardt was engaged in a tight battle for position, getting shuffled back as far as 9th with less than ten laps remaining. At the finish, he crossed the line in 8th.

August 26: Jack Gunn Memorial / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA

[33 cars, Qualifying 7th in Group C, Heat 6th (7), B-main 4th (3), Twin 20 #1 19th (24), Twin 20 #2 12th (19)]

When the All Stars rolled into the heart of PA Posse country Friday night for the Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20’s at Williams Grove Speedway, the field grew to 33 teams. $4,000 was up for grabs to the winner of each of the feature races. The car count put the four-group format into play for the night.

Kyle Reinhardt’s night was sluggish out of the gate. He could only summon the 7th best lap in his group, putting himself and his team in a bit of a hole they would have to work to climb out of.

Reinhardt was able to move forward from 7th to 6th in his 8-lap heat race, but that wasn’t quite enough to make a top five transfer spot. In the B-main, he started inside row two and held on to the 4th and final transfer spot to secure the final starting spot in the first 20-lap A-main.

The Capitol Renegade No.91 made some forward progress in the first feature, advancing from 24th to 19th. Reinhardt and team made the most of the break before the second feature, tweaking their J&J Auto Racing machine in the right direction.

Reinhardt charged from 19th to 13th in the first five laps of the second Twin 20 and was able to pick up one more position in the final five laps. He finished 12th and earned the Hard Charger Award.

August 27: Kramer Klash / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA

[39 cars, Qualifying 3rd in Group A, Heat 2nd (2), A-main 16th (9)]

Saturday night’s $7,300 to win Kramer Klash at Lincoln Speedway brought the largest car count of the week with 39 teams in the pits to take their shot at the cash. Once again it would be the four-group All Star format in use.

Reinhardt went out 7th in Group A for qualifying and laid down the 3rd quickest lap in the group, which put the 28 year old on the outside of the front row for heat number one. He held the runner-up spot behind Hunter Schuerenberg and ahead of Anthony Macri throughout the 8-lap race.

Starting 9th in the 35-lap A-main, Reinhardt was well-positioned to add another race to his recent tally of top ten finishes. He slipped a couple spots on the start, then battled just outside the top ten over the first twenty laps.

Following a restart with eleven laps remaining, Reinhardt’s No.91 faded. He fell from 13th to 16 in the closing laps.

August 28: Junior Ritchey Tribute / Bedford Speedway / Bedford, PA

[19 cars, Qualifying 10th, Heat 4th (3), A-main 6th (11)]

The five race stretch wrapped up Sunday at Bedford Speedway much the way it had started, with 19 cars pit-side. The car count meant single group qualifying, three heats and a B-main would set the field for the main event.

Reinhardt timed 10th best in the field, putting himself on the inside of row two in the first 8-lap heat race of the evening. He held the third position to the midpoint of the race, then Justin Peck muscled his way past the Capitol Renegade driver. Reinhardt rode home in 4th.

Reinhardt lined up 11th for the 30-lap A-main. Throughout the first half of the event, he was in and out of the top 10.

The story for the second half of the race was a better one. With his car coming alive, Reinhardt began to gain ground. He moved into 9th on lap 15, then 8th on lap 17.

The steady progress continued as Reinhardt battled his way around Gio Scelzi and into 7th on lap 22. Three laps later the caution appeared for Justin Peck who exploded a right rear tire while running second.

Reinhardt restarted 6th. Scelzi reclaimed the spot on the restart, then went on to pass Bill Balog. One lap later, Reinhardt passed Balog and moved back into 6th. He held that spot over the final laps, finishing less than a second behind 5th place Scelzi.

“We’ve got things going the right direction. We struggled earlier this year but we’re competitive now and getting closer every time out. The guys are working really hard to keep this going. We have some big races coming up at the end of the year.“, Reinhardt commented.

The stats certainly back up his statement. In 8 ASCoC features since the Knoxville Nationals, Reinhardt has 5 top ten finishes. Prior to Knoxville, he had recorded just 7 in 29 ASCoC features.

Up Next

Reinhardt will be in Hartford, OH this weekend with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions at Sharon Speedway for the Sharon Nationals / Lou Blaney Memorial on Friday and Saturday, September 2nd and 3rd. With ten races remaining, he currently sits 8th in the series’ point standings, 62 points behind 7th place Chris Windom.

Current team plans are to be in attendance at Port Royal Speedway on Monday for the 71st Annual Labor Day Classic. Reinhardt captured his first ever 410 sprint car victory in the traditional afternoon race back in 2019.

Season Stats

55 races, 0 wins, 5 top 5’s, 14 top 10’s, 29 top 15’s

 

 

Cockrum on Point for Third Du Quoin Win Saturday

By Jay Hardin

Track Enterprises

Growing up as the son of a Midwestern racing legend and being just 20 minutes from a famous racing venue, it’s hard not to take notice of the Magic Mile at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. Fall in love with open wheel race cars and it’s almost inevitable that someday, you’ll race on the big mile track. Work to make yourself one of the best dirt track drivers in the Midwest, and you’ll likely secure good rides in the USAC Silver Crown Series. Follow those steps and you could become a winner in the series, including on the mile of clay you call home in nearby Perry County, Illinois. Those are the steps Shane Cockrum took and it led him to two wins in the Ted Horn 100 at Du Quoin, and the “Flyin’ Fireman” appears primed and ready for a third win Saturday night.

Also known as “The Chief”, Cockrum generally limits his appearances in the Silver Crown series to the dirt venues. He finished 21st in the season opener Sumar Classic at Terre Haute (where he’s a past winner) and 7th in the event at Port Royal, Pennsylvania. He and his BLS Motorsports team were chomping at the bit for the two-race mile dirt track swing, but plans were interrupted by the postponement at Springfield. That leaves Du Quoin, a track where Cockrum and crew have visited the infield lake twice after back-to-back wins in 2014 & 2015. Winning on the Magic Mile was a dream come true for Cockrum. A third win would add another chapter to the dream.

Shane followed his dad, the late Cliff Cockrum to racetracks all over the country. As Cliff picked up victory after victory, Shane decided to follow his father’s path and become a racing driver. One goal was to race on the big mile track at Du Quoin, a second goal was to race one of the mighty uprights. Shane took the first step in 1998 competing in the Bill Oldani Memorial UMP Modified event but it would be three years before he would make the Oldani feature event. Several additional Oldani appearances would come before an opportunity to move into the big cars.

Former USAC Stock Car owner Dave Hardy of Decatur was a familiar face in the Du Quoin pit area. His driver, Butch Garner, was very popular in central and southern Illinois, including at Du Quoin. Over the winter of 2010, Hardy picked up a Stealth Silver Crown car from the Siner family in Dupo, Illinois and the named driver was Shane Cockrum. A large contingent of Cockrum followers bought tickets for the 2011 Ted Horn 100 and watched as Shane finished 17th completing 89 laps before running out of fuel. Since his rookie year Cockrum has won twice, never finished lower than fifth and completed 699 out of 700 miles. Based on that record it is a fair bet Shane will be in contention Saturday night.

MiteXstream comes on board as a new presenting sponsor of the championship event. It’s all part of a Labor Day weekend full of racing which also includes the ARCA Menards Series on Sunday night and DIRTcar Modifieds both nights.

Practice for the USAC Silver Crown championship cars begins Saturday, September 3 at 5 p.m. with qualifying slated at 6:30 and the Ted Horn 100 presented by MiteXstream at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, September 4 event schedule will begin with practice at 4:15, qualifying at 6:00, and feature racing at 6:30.

Tickets will be available on race day or by calling the Du Quoin Fair office at 618-542-1535. Info and tickets can also be obtained by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.
For more info, visit www.trackenterprises.com.


 

 

SPRINT CAR TITLES ON THE LINE AS EPIC RACEWEAR PRESENTS BACK TO SCHOOL BACKPACK NIGHT AT OHSWEKEN

By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 2, 2022) – The 25th season of Friday Night Excitement at Ohsweken Speedway continues this Friday, September 2 when EPIC Racewear presents Back to School Backpack Night, plus Championship Friday for the Sprint Car divisions.

Kids in attendance will have a chance to win a brand new Ohsweken Speedway backpack filled with school supplies and goodies; thanks to our race teams for helping fill those backpacks! The Backpack program is an exciting way for kids to take the race track back to school with them next week.

Season championships will be decided for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Strickland’s Crate Sprint Cars on Friday. The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will contest the penultimate round of their season championship.

Cory Turner has a 33 point lead over Liam Martin in the 360 Sprint Car standings heading into Friday’s race, while Ryan Turner and Mitch Brown are tied for third, 18 points behind Martin. Cory can clinch his first track championship by finishing 15th or better in the A-Main. The top 15 in points will get a share of the points fund supported by Kool Kidz Ice & Water and Corr/Pak Merchandising, and positions are still up for grabs.

The Strickland’s Crate Sprint Car championship is still very close, with Lucas Smith 16 points ahead of Eric Gledhill. Brett Stratford and Jesse Costa are tied for third, just 11 points behind Gledhill. Smith can clinch the championship by finishing seventh or better in Friday’s A-Main. Smith was the track champion in the Bomber division in 2017, however all the drivers left in contention for the title are searching for their first Crate Sprint Car championship.

Dave Bailey has the lead in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock standings heading into Friday’s event, while Ryan Beagle, Chris Hale, Trevor DeBoer, and Kyle Wert make up the rest of the top five. Meanwhile, Tyler Lafantaisie has a commanding lead in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock standings, followed by Fabio Olivieri, Nick Erskine, Dusty DeBoer, and Tim DeBoer.

Race time is 7:30PM on Friday, September 2. Adult grandstand admission is $20 on Friday, while Senior (65+) and Youth (13-17) admission is $15, and Kids (0-12) are FREE. Please visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for more information.
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#OHS2022 Season
The 25th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement at Ohsweken Speedway features four regular racing divisions, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Several special events also highlight the 2022 schedule including the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and the dirt track debut of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Opened in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex and event centre featuring a 3/8 mile clay oval auto racing track and 1/6 mile clay oval Micro Sprint and Karting track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks, while the facility also hosts weekly Micro Sprint and Kart racing on Thursday nights. Several major events highlight the annual schedule including the track’s signature event – the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

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