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RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Offering Pay-Per-View of Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout, RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Dec. 13, 2017) - The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will return to Oklahoma later this month to showcase three marquee events via Pay-Per-View.

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout, the RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl and the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will all have live video feeds featuring multiple cameras, replays and more on the RacinBoys website.

The Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout, which is held inside the River Spirit Expo Center from Dec. 28-31, is expected to top 1,000 entries in eight micro sprint classes. An all-event pass is only $84.99 ($74.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $24.99 per day.

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire, which is a premier dirt kart event hosted inside the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee on Jan. 5-6, is $24.99 per day ($19.99 for RacinBoys premium members).

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, which welcomes more than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes to compete in midgets, is Jan. 9-13 inside the River Spirit Expo Center. A special price for the five-day Chili Bowl is only $124.99 ($114.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day.

To purchase any of the events, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Tulsa Shootout, RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl and Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl is $24.99 per day ($19.99 for premium members).

Buy links are also available for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $124.99 ($114.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 13 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 33rd edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 28-31. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, "A" class winged, stock non-wing, restricted "A" class, JR sprint, ECOtec Ford Focus midgets and 1200cc winged mini sprints. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

RFC OUTLAW KART SUPERBOWL -

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire is a two-day dirt kart event Jan. 5-6 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. The event will pay $2,000 to win in the 500cc Outlaw class. For more information, visit http://www.OutlawSuperbowl.com .

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 9-13. Approximately 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MAVTV -

MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It's a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high-octane motor sports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut-busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. For more information, visit http://www.MAVTV.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Watch for the new "Prime Time Live Coast-to-Coast" beginning in April 2018. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

PROMISE AFTER CHALLENGE

By Jeff Pistola

Kayla Green displayed plenty of promise in the first meeting of her short Australian tour driving for Green Brothers Racing last Saturday night. Coming off a successful debut season racing winged midgets from her adopted home in northern California, Kayla stepped into the #74 Maxim to contest the $10,000 sprintcar feature at Whyalla Speedway in South Australia. However, the team faced challenges just to make the event, as a problem developed with the intended power plant on Friday night. “Thankfully long time supporter Ian Binding from Steve Wicks and Sons pulled his own engine out for us to use,” reflected team spokesman Trevor Green. “With the assistance of Gary Hall, Brad Ferrall and Andrew Rogers, we were able to thrash things pretty furiously and get it all done, which gave us time to make the nearly 400km trip to race. Despite being her first run back Down Under this season – and only the second time ever seated in a 410 sprintcar – Kayla impressed with her composure and race craft during the meeting. After placing 10th in time trials, she claimed fifth place in her opening heat and then a brilliant second spot in the second heat, which included a great dice with eventual feature race winner Brad Keller. “Kayla had the lead and Brad threw a number of sliders at her in that heat,” outlined her uncle Trevor. “But she knew when to keep her foot in it and drive back around Brad, but also knew when to concede the racing line and back off. “That’s probably one of the more difficult parts of sprintcar racing ... picking your time and keeping out of trouble. “So to see her so composed in her first up meeting was great and really shows the racing experience Kayla is beginning to develop, particularly from the past season in the US. “I must admit I totally misread the conditions in setting the car for the A-main after some track work. “However, Kayla again displayed plenty of fight to come home in eighth spot, so all up, given the challenges, we were pretty wrapt with the results.” Green Brothers Racing have now travelled to Sydney where the talented teenager will take part in Saturday’s development sprintcar night on a more familiar venue at Valvoline Raceway. It will provide a chance to further prepare before she contests the upcoming International series at Valvoline over the Christmas-New Year period. The team would also like to thank Garry Isom from GI Safety Soulutions for supplying Kayla a set of tourquetube crash blocks which protect the driver’s legs. We all know how important safety is in sprintcar racing and we can’t thank Gary enough for his support. Supporting Green Brothers Racing 2017-18 campaign are: Natrad Radiators and Auto Air, SA Motorcycles, Active Vac, Vin’s Mini Buses, Steve Wicks Powder Coaters, Titan Garages And Sheds, Monster Slam, Go Left Designs, Florite Coatings, Freightmasters, Green Welding, Dennis and Dottie Farr, Murray Machining and Sheds, Vortex Wings, BJ Signs and GI Safety Solutions.

 

Max’s Race Attracts Big Field As A Classic Shakedown

This Saturday night at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool, South West Conveyancing presents the 3rd Annual Max’s Race and a top-class field of Sprintcars will make the trek to try and claim the $5,000.00 pay day in honor of Speedway legend Max Dumesny.

Current Australian Champion Kerry Madsen, who will again pilot the potent Keneric Racing A1 entry, leads a hungry pack of drivers looking to de-throne the two time and defending Max’s Race Champion Jamie Veal, who will make his Warrnambool debut for his adopted Krikke Motorsports Team.

Both Madsen and Veal are amongst the latest entries for the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, with Madsen a three-time Classic Champion always in contention, while Veal will aim for a second Classic victory after wining his maiden Classic crown in 2016.

Having claimed the Victorian Sprintcar Championship at Warrnambool back on November 18, two-time Aussie Champ David Murcott will again be keen to put his best foot forward for car-owner Matt Eastham ahead of launching their World Series Sprintcars campaign on Boxing Night.

Having claimed the Skwid Signs Hard Charger Award at the 2017 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, California’s Cory Eliason will contest his first Max’s Race this Saturday along with fellow American Carson Macedo who will make his 2017-18 Australian debut on Saturday night for 2014 Classic winning car owner, Sydney based Sean Dyson.

James McFadden recorded a perfect night at Avalon Raceway last Saturday night, having also secured a win at Murray Bridge the week prior to that, he and the Milwaukee Tools Monte Motorsport team are certainly a strong chance on Saturday night.

Two of Max Dumesny’s sons, Matthew and Marcus will also contest the event named in honor of their father

A host of World Series Sprintcars contracted teams will also be on hand, with Veal, Murcott, Macedo and McFadden set to be joined by the likes of Queensland’s Kevin Titman and Lachlan McHugh, South Australian Trio Brad Keller, Glen Sutherland and Jake Tranter, while Warrnambool based drivers Jye O’Keeffe, Jack Lee and Darren Mollenoyux will also be a part of the action on Saturday before hitting the road for World Series.

Adding even more depth to the high class field this weekend will be the return of Grant Anderson along with another two-time Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic winner Steven Lines, with both drivers having recorded top five finishes just last weekend at Avalon Raceway.

Having been in outstanding early season form on his home track, Warrnambool’s Corey McCullagh will be aiming for a third straight Premier Speedway podium finish, while Sydney’s Jackson Delamont is always fast.

South West Victoria will also be strongly represented by a host of local drivers including Tim Van Ginneken, Peter Doukas, Jake Smith, Robbie Paton, Rhys Baxter, Luke Walker, Grant Stansfield and the returning John Vogels.

Ben Atkinson, Shaun Dobson, Murray Bridge’s Lisa Walker. Tim Hutchins and Chad Ely along with a host of other drivers will all be a part of the show.

Public Gates will open at 4.00pm on Saturday with cars on-track from 5.00pm.

Admission: Adults $27.00; Concession (Aged, Disability and VA Only At The Gate) $22.00; Children 10-15 $10.00; Children 9 and Under are Free.

Late Models and Vintage Sprintcars will also be on the program, while a request has been sent to Santa to see if he can make a quick stop at Premier Speedway as well.

Tickets are available on-line up until midnight on Friday, they are then available for purchase at the gate on race day from 4.00pm.

Full List on Entries:

Sprintcars:

USA00 Cory Eliason
A1 Kerry Madsen
D2 Ben Atkinson
W2 Jamie Veal
V3 Shaun Dobson
W3 Steven Lines
VA4 Carly Walsh
S4 Lisa Walker
T7 Tim Hutchins
S11 Scott Enderl
V12 Kristy Ellis
VA12 Mark Carlin
V14 Chris Rodda
S15 Aidan Hall
V17 Dennis Jones
W17 James McFadden
VA18 Scott Reilly
S19 Brad Keller
S20 Glen Sutherland
Q23 Lachlan McHugh
V25 Jack Lee
W25 Taylor Milling
V32 Stephen Spark
N36 Eddie Lumbar
V36 Tim Van Ginneken
V37 Grant Anderson
V40 Rusty Hickman
V42 Jye O'Keeffe
S45 Jake Tranter
V45 Mike Van Bremen
N47 Marcus Dumesny
N48 Jackson Delamont
V48 Adam King
V52 Darren Mollenoyux
VA55 Georgia McLeod
N57 Matt Dumesny
Q59 Kevin Titman
V59 Chris Heard
V61 Robert Nicholas
V67 Luke Walker
V70 John Vogels
S72 Chad Ely
V72 Jake Smith
V75 Nigel Harding
V77 Brayden Parr
VA81 Rhys Baxter
V81 Robbie Paton
V88 David Murcott
VA88 Grant Stansfield
V90 Corey McCullagh
W96 Aldo DePaoli
V98 Peter Doukas
N99 Carson Macedo

 

 

CHASE ELLIOTT’S HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS CHEVY CAMARO NO. 9 TO BE PART OF POCONO RACEWAY’S HUGE DISPLAY AT PPB MOTORSPORTS 2018 RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA - December 13, 2017 . . . When the 33rd annual Pioneer Pole Buildings fueled by Sunoco & distributed by Insinger Performance show takes place January 19-21 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa the Pocono Raceway will be an even bigger part of the show.

Pocono, which has participated in all past 32 Motorsports Racecar & Trade Shows will be offering fans a first time opportunity to see the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 that will be driven by fan favorite Chase Elliott on the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series circuit in 2018. Also new on the new Hendrick Motorsports Chevy will be the number. Elliott drove a No. 24 since he replaced retiring driver Jeff Gordon. In 2018 he’ll be switching to the No. 9 used by his Hall of Fame father Bill Elliott during his career.

Pocono has expanded their booth, located right in the main entrance area, to also include an IndyCar entry. This season the two mile triangle shaped track will be offering NASCAR Monster Energy Cup, Xfinity, Camping World Trucks, ARCA and IndyCar races. Show attendees will be able to gain all the needed ticket and schedule information on Pocono’s new season at their booth.

Tony Stewart has announced that he will be part of the three day show making an appearance to sign autographs and talk with fans about his NASCAR Cup and Xfinity teams, as well as his dirt Sprint car efforts during Saturday show activities.

Popular TV personality and former standout NASCAR crew chief Larry McReynolds will also be part of Saturday’s line-up.

An expanded hardcore racing section will include speed equipment suppliers, parts manufacturers, engine builders, chassis builders, apparel companies and much, much more. Not only with the latest products be on display but great at the show prices for cash and carry will be available to those looking to build their inventory while saving money.

Many of the 150 race tracks located within 200 miles of the show will have displays and will offer the latest information on plans for 2018. The show will also include the display over of over 200 race cars of all kinds. The former Pine Brook Speedway in northern New Jersey will be remembered in a special display of race cars. A Pine Brook reunion which will include driver autographs will be held on both Friday, the night the track held competition, and on Saturday afternoon.

A variety of seminars will be offered free to attendees on subjects of interest to racers.

One of the most popular events of the three day show is the annual Oliver Construction sponsored Ms. Motorsports Pageant which will take place Saturday evening.

For the fourth year, Oliver Construction Enterprises of Bordentown, New Jersey returns as the title sponsor of the Ms. Motorsports Pageant. Oliver Construction Enterprises is owned by dirt Modified competitor, PJ Oliver.

Entries for the Pageant are currently being accepted. Ladies between the ages of 18-35 who are outgoing, with a high-level of energy and some knowledge of motorsports are encouraged to enter the competition. No talent or pageant experience is necessary.

Sunday is Kid’s Day at the show highlighted by the Tiny (4 to 7 years old) and Little (8 to 11) Miss Motorsports Competitions and the annual RAACE Big Wheel Races. All children 12 and under are admitted free of charge on Sunday.

Applications and rules for the Ms., Tiny and Little Miss Motorsports competitions can be found along with all other show information at www.motorsportstradeshow.com. Children who wish to enter the Big Wheel races need to only enter before noon at the event stage area.

Time is running out to arrange display or to have your race car on display at the show.

Check out www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618 for further information.

 

 

HELP FOR YOUR BUSINESS AND SPONSORSHIP EFFORTS OFFERED IN LATEST EDITION OF ERNIE SAXTON’S MOTORSPORTS SPONSORSHIP MARKETING NEWS

LANGHORNE, PA December 13, 2017 . . . Your auto racing organization is a business. Attorney Michael K. Spotts writes in the most recent edition of Ernie Saxton’s Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News whether you are a full time racer, promoter, track owner or series owner you are still in the auto racing business. Even if your racing operations are a hobby, it’s still a business with many component parts and requirements, all of which much be given attention.

With the racing season over for most now is the time to be giving attention to taxes, budgets, insurance and, of course, sponsorship.

Attorney Spotts offers suggestions and advice in his in-depth article in the November/December edition of Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News.

Kristin Swartzlander offers an article on “Who do I approach for sponsorship.” And Marcie Barlow tells racers to keep fans involved during the winter off season.

For those not getting the media attention they would like there is “What makes a press release newsworthy.”

The articles mentioned above and other items of interest make the latest edition of Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News a must read and a great resource.

A one year subscription to the newsletter, now in its 33rd year, is available for just $29.95. And if you would like to include a copy of Alex Striler’s great book titled Motorsports Marketing and Sponsorship the cost is $54.95 plus $5 for shipping and handling.

To order the newsletter, book or both telephone Saxton at 215.752.7797 and have your Visa or MasterCard ready. Order right away and we will give this info filled edition free and start your subscription with the next edition.

Saxton, a veteran of more than 40 years in motorsports sponsorship, is available to represent those seeking to secure sponsorship, create a public relations program, consulting and more.

Check out his website, filled with much free information, at www.saxtonsponsormarket.com.

 

 

Who will be the King?

After a two weekend delay caused by weather the JSR King of the River final will be decided Saturday night at Wangaratta Speedway and with several teams in contention to claim the Crown and the $2000 it will be a thrilling way to finish the mini-series. Only 50 points separate the top 10 and with double points on offer for the final it really is anyone’s to win. 13 teams have contested all rounds of the mini-series showing the popularity it has developed.

Chris Solomon’s V83 is currently holding a marginal lead on both the Championship and King of the River with 802 points. Mark Caruso’s SA33 has made a return to the Series and is only 8 points behind Solomon on 794. Sitting in third is another South Aussie young gun Dan Evans in the SA77 Maxim with 786. 4th is Brenten Farrer’s V34 on 781 and rounding out the top 5 is current King of the River Champ V7 of Paul Solomon on 773.

Talk about extreme weather challenging our return to Wangaratta after 8 seasons, firstly we cancel with floods forecast in the area and this Saturday we face extreme heat, but as long as we can get the show in that is the main thing. “We are looking forward to running at the newly resurfaced track and with the points so close you can guarantee to see exciting racing. We also have to thank the Committee at Wangaratta Speedway for rescheduling our event .” Searle tells us.

All the regulars are making the trip up the Hume Hwy – Farmer Phil Lock’s V4, V16 James Wren V29 Michael Tancredi, NS38 Shaun Forrell, SA69 Cody Atkins, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, SA16 Jack Gartner & SA32 Ben Gartner, NT26 Tony Moule just to name a few.

Engine Start and Hot Laps start at 5.30 at Wangaratta Speedway, Shanley St., Wangaratta this Saturday 16th December.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Lines Continues to Make Gains

For the second time in the 2017-18 season, Steven Lines and the Halls Motorsport Team visited the podium at Avalon Raceway, this time placing second in last Saturday night’s Fireball Derby, which doubled as the sixth Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series round.

Having already performed strongly at the Geelong track earlier in the season, coming home in third place in last month’s Jackpot Invitational event, the Mount Gambier, South Australia-based racer was once again on the pace throughout Saturday night’s event, with a pleasing run during his heat races seeing him qualify on the inside of the third row for the 30-lap feature race.

Moving into fourth in the opening stages, Lines continued to chase down the race’s front-runners over the next eight laps, eventually managing to get the jump on Peter Doukas on lap 10 to claim third place. Defending his position on a subsequent restart, Lines was able to reel in second-placed Corey McCullagh, pipping him just in time for the red lights to come out due to a crash which occurred just behind him.

From there, it was all smooth sailing for the 33-year-old pilot of the Brian Hall-owned WA # 3 ARB Albany 4WD and Camping Centre supported Cool car, who was pleased with his consistent and competitive performance, which rewarded him with the runner-up finish to race winner James McFadden.

Earlier in the night, Lines was second quickest in his time trial group, before winning his opening heat race from position two, and finishing third in heat-race two, after starting from towards the rear of the field in 11th.

For their next appearance, Lines and the Halls Motorsport team will be heading to Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway (Vic) to contest this Saturday night’s third annual Max’s Race. The team will then prepare for World Series Sprintcars Speedweek, which will take place over five rounds during the Christmas-New Year period.

Lines and the Halls Motorsport team would like to thank their 2017-18 season sponsors: ARB Albany 4WD and Camping Centre, East Coast Logistics, Clarend Transport, Meningie Fodder, Grow Systems Australia, GKR Transport, Pacer Profiles, Revolution Racegear, Skwid Signs, Harris Cabinets, The Midfield Group, Mount Glass Glazing and Powdercoating, MGS Towing, Morrison Racing Engines, and Steve Rice Photography and Framing.

To find out more about Lines and the Halls Motorsport team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Halls Motorsport Sprintcar Racing or visit their official website: www.hallsmotorsport.com.au.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (December 12, 2017) – The tradition-rich Crystal Motor Speedway / Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP partnership marches on for 2018. Since Duane LaCombe scheduled the first Sprints On Dirt race in 1980, Crystal Motor Speedway has been on the SOD schedule every year. The 2018 SOD season opening race at Ron Flinn’s popular speedway is scheduled for April 28th followed by July 14th and September 1st dates.

A full grandstand of enthusiastic fans has become a tradition for Crystal/SOD races as has opening the SOD season at Crystal and the Mike Olrich Memorial Race. One tradition that will hopefully end, though, is raining out the opening race as happened in 2016 and 2017; just in case it happens again, May 5th has been set as a rain date for the April 28th race.

Ohio’s Jordan Ryan won the 2017 SOD opener on May 6th followed by Matt Foos with a 305 motor, and Dain Naida. Chad Blonde took the win on July 14th with Ryan Ruhl 2nd and Shawn Valenti 3rd. Ryan Ruhl won the Mike Olrich Memorial on September 2nd over Jay Steinebach and Brett Mann.

More information about the 2018 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP schedule will be released in upcoming announcements.

For more information about Crystal Motor Speedway, go to www.crystalmotorspeedway.com. Go to its Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CMSpeedway/.

For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP on the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page and at www.sprintsondirt.com.

 

 

MAJOR EVENTS POSTPONED FOR 2018; WEEKLY RACING WILL CONTINUE

(December 12, 2017) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway has postponed its biggest 2018 events until further notice. Speedway management cites unforeseen challenges with the lease of adjacent land as the reason.

The land directly north of the driveway isn’t Speedway property; It has recently changed hands, and the new owners have other plans for usage of the land moving forward.

“We just learned that the dozens of acres we have always used for excess parking and camping will be unavailable,” said track owner Glenn Styres. “Without parking, we just don’t have room for our fans.”

The postponed events include the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series races, the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and the Triple Crown Showdown. Regular Friday Night racing will continue as scheduled.

Speedway management chose to make the announcement now in order to provide fans, teams, sanctioning bodies, and other stakeholders as much time as possible to adjust their plans and schedules.

“We have a plan of action in mind to deal with the situation, but we need about six months of good weather to prepare,” said Styres. “The reason we are using the word postponed instead of canceled is we want to keep our options open. Our special events cost nearly half a million dollars a year to run, and it’s too big a risk to commit to that without all of the necessary parking.”

Speedway General Manager Clinton Geoffrey announced that all fans who have purchased tickets for affected events will get a full refund, along with four tickets to any Friday night show in 2018 to show the Speedway’s appreciation. Tickets will be mailed out in the new year.

“This is an unexpected challenge, but we are excited about focusing on our regular divisions,” said Geoffrey. “Ohsweken Speedway is still the place to be on Friday nights in 2018.”

Schedules and other plans for the 2018 Ohsweken Speedway season are well underway, with the 2018 schedule slated to be officially released early in the new year.

“Drivers meetings are scheduled for this Sunday December 17, and we look forward to working with our teams and fans to make Ohsweken stronger than ever!” stated Geoffrey.

Weekly Friday night racing action is again on tap for Ohsweken’s 23rd season, featuring the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Stay tuned to www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information. About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and more, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule since 2007.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

OHSWEKEN PARTNERS Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Renway Energy, Case IH-O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (12/12/17) – With the full 2018 racing schedule still being finalized, officials have announced three big events coming to the 1/3rd mile in 2018.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to WRP for night #3 of Ohio Sprint Speedweek. TheAll Stars Logo Father’s Day event will take place Sunday night, June 17th. Tim Shaffer held off Danny Dietrich to take home the win last year during the re-scheduled weeknight race. A total of 43 All Stars signed in 2017. The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders will also be on the program giving race fans two divisions of sprint cars.

The Jack Hewitt Classic will usher in the month of August in 2018. The event is slated for Saturday, August 4th. The UMP Modifieds return to the event running for a $1000 to win payday.

Vores Compacts Logo For the first time in Waynesfield history, the track will be joining forces with the Vores Compact Touring Series on Saturday night, August 11th. The event will pay $300 to the winner of the A-main. The series, known for its healthy car counts, estimates a field of 35 plus cars. The event will mark the first and only appearance for the traveling series on a dirt racing surface.

The full 2018 schedule is set to be released soon. Get the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook by liking Waynesfield Raceway Park, or on Twitter by following @OfficialWRP.

 

 

Hagar Aiming to Make A Main During Rare Midget Race at USAC's Junior Knepper 55

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Dec. 12, 2017) - Derek Hagar will make his fourth career midget start for Hagar-Proctor Racing this Saturday during the Junior Knepper 55.

The team, which is co-owned by Hagar and Jonathan Proctor, has three races under its belt entering this weekend's USAC National Midget Series event at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill.

"We got snowed out last year for the Junior Knepper 55, but we went earlier this year (to the Southern Illinois Center) and missed the show by a couple of spots," Hagar said. "It was a good experience. It was our first midget race in this new car. We learned some valuable things and improved the next couple of times out."

Hagar was in contention for a top 10 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., in August before a DNF relegated him to a 21 st-place finish and he scored a sixth-place result at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., in September during his most recent midget race.

"There's a lot to learn because you can kind of compare what you do at the Southern Illinois Center to the Chili Bowl," he said. "It's small and keeps you up on the wheel. It's nice to have a race so close to the Chili Bowl to keep you in tune with how much different these cars are to a sprint car. It usually takes me a few laps to adapt so it's nice to not have to do that at the Chili Bowl."

Hagar said his goal for Saturday is to make the A Main.

"There's probably more than 60 entries," he said. "To make the show with a fresh team would be a big accomplishment. We've only ran three times. We don't have a lot of laps with it and we're going up against drivers who race midgets regularly. It'd be a big deal if we could make the A Main."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., for the Junior Knepper 55 with the USAC National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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"They've been in the family since J&J Auto Racing started building cars," Hagar said. "My stepdad's dad owned race cars back in the Riverside days. They are good, safe, dependable race cars and great people to deal with."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, B&D Towing, Xtreme Race Graphics, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Tackling USAC's Junior Knepper 55 Saturday During First Midget Start Since January

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Dec. 12, 2017) - It's that time of year again for Tony Bruce Jr., who transitions from sprint cars to midgets for two events during the offseason.

Bruce Jr. will drive for Team Eights this Saturday at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., for the Junior Knepper 55 with the USAC National Midget Series. It will be his ninth career midget event and first since the Chili Bowl Nationals in January.

"Racing in Du Quoin is more or less because we don't race that midget but twice a year," he said. "It's to shake down the car and make sure everything works properly like it should, to get a good feel for where we're at heading into the Chili Bowl."

Bruce Jr. has won his heat race during each of the last two years at the Junior Knepper 55. He was involved in a night-ending flip in a qualifier during his event debut in 2015 before advancing from sixth to third in a qualifier last year. That lined him up fourth in the A Main and he finished a career-best sixth.

"It's been extremely beneficial," he said. "Any success we have had at the Chili Bowl can be related to racing the Junior Knepper 55. Just getting in that mindset of driving something different and also as preparation for the race team. Whenever we roll in to the Chili Bowl practice day we're not shaking the car down. We're actually learning during practice and that's key."

While the main goal for this weekend's event is to knock the rust off, Bruce Jr. is hungry to claim his first career top five during the Junior Knepper 55.

"We ran sixth and my teammate, Chad Wheeler, was fifth last year," he said. "That was really good for both of us. Hopefully we can build on how we ran last year and take another step forward this year."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., for the Junior Knepper 55 with the USAC National Midget Series

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"It's an honor to be associated with Scott Brown and Lubbock Wrecker Service," Bruce Jr. said. "They have been involved with racing for a long time and we are fortunate to have them on our team."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Wheeler Metals, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Joins Clauson-Marshall Racing Stable for Junior Knepper 55

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Dec. 12, 2017) - Giovanni Scelzi is teaming up with Clauson-Marshall Racing to tackle the Junior Knepper 55 this Saturday.

The USAC National Midget Series event at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., will mark his debut with the team and will be his second career midget event.

Scelzi charged from seventh to second place in a heat race before being caught up in a race-ending wreck during the main event on May 21, 2016, at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., during his lone midget start while driving for veteran Cory Kruseman.

"It feels like a faster non-wing micro," he said in reference to racing a midget. "It's slower than what I'm used to in a sprint car so hopefully it will be a quick transition. There will be 50 or 60 cars there this weekend so if I can put it in the show that'd be huge."

The opportunity to drive for one of the premier midget organizations is also a big deal, Scelzi added.

"Their cars win all of the time," he said. "I know they are good pieces. Hopefully I can learn from Tim (Clauson) and all of the good drivers on that team."

Scelzi is coming off a stellar season during only his second year racing a winged sprint car. He won five races and finished second in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship standings - only one point out of the title - in 2017.

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., for the Junior Knepper 55 with the USAC National Midget Series

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"BMRS started helping us a couple of years ago," Scelzi said. "They build hands-down the best hoses and fuel lines. It's been a pleasure to have them part of our team."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Roth Motorsports, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Sparco, K&N Filters, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.


 

 

Marathon will lead-in 2018
'LIVE' 3-hour Chili Bowl telecast

SATURDAY NIGHT, JAN 13 AT 8:30 - 11:30 PM ET

Corona, CA (Dec. 12, 2017): MAVTV and Lucas Oil Racing TV will broadcast "LIVE" the 32nd running of the world famous Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire, on Saturday night, January 13, 2018, starting at 8:30pm ET, from the River Spirit Expo in Tulsa, OK.

Known as the Super Bowl of Midget racing,

2017 Champion Christopher Bell
the 2018 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals attracts the cream of American race car drivers, including stars from Midgets, Late Model Dirt, Super Modified, World of Outlaws, NASCAR and USAC. Drivers hail from 24 US States plus Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, making it the world's largest indoor race

With the number of 2018 Chili Bowl entries expected to top 250, the 2017 champion Christopher Bell again faces the daunting task of defeating the likes of 5-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell, Rico Abreau, Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Jerry Coons Jr., Cory Kruseman and Kasey Kahne.

"No one understands grassroots racing like MAVTV," states Bob Patison, President of MAVTV Motorsports Network."Each year the Chili Bowl airing has produced the highest rated shows on the network. This year we expect even better results especially with the growth of the LucasOilRacing.TV app worldwide expanding our international fan base."

The telecast will feature a special "goodbye" to broadcast legend Dave Despain. The MAVTV/LORTV telecast will be anchored by Bob Dillner with Ken Stout and Rob Klepper handling commentary and Dave Argabright working the pits.

The 2018 Chili Bowl telecast on Saturday, January 13 will be preceded by a "Marathon" starting at 11:30am ET.

Saturday, January 13, 2018 11:30 AM 3:00:00hr Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals: 2016
Saturday, January 13, 2018 02:30 PM 1:00:00hr Tulsa Shootout: 2017 - Part 1
Saturday, January 13, 2018 03:30 PM 1:00:00hr Tulsa Shootout: 2017 - Part 2
Saturday, January 13, 2018 04:30 PM 3:00:00hr Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals: 2017
Saturday, January 13, 2018 07:30 PM 1:00:00hr Tulsa Shootout: 2018 - Part 1
Saturday, January 13, 2018 08:30 PM 3:00:00hr Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals: 2018

 

 

McMinn’s Win.

Justin McMinn emerged victorious from a hectic Speedcar feature at Avalon Raceway last night (Saturday 9th December). McMinn led home a small but stellar field in an exciting final.

Justin McMinn celebrates the win as car owner and Uncle - Lance McMinn - looks on. – Photo & Media Release by Pirate Media Group.

With a number of high profile Speedcar events around the country drawing cars away from Victoria, it was a smaller than usual field but that didn’t stop the usual level of speed, close racing, drama and excitement.

The feature had plenty of action from start to finish commencing on the opening lap when Domain Ramsey launched from the second row into a great battle with pole sitter Glen Shaw until the first stoppage on lap 3 when Daniel Timberlake spun.

The track was quite slick and a little rough in turn 1 which was causing the little cars some dramas but Ramsey solved this problem by utilising the highline all the way around the lap. Unfortunately he spun coming out of turn 4 sending himself to the rear.

This elevated McMinn to the head of the field from Shaw, Ash Booker, Matt Papa, Dillon Ghent, Ryan McKenna, Brad Day, Timberlake and Ramsey.

On the restart McMinn opened a small gap while Ramsey went straight back to the wall and started picking off cars.

After a number of laps Ramsey was up to 4th and pushing on until turn 4 almost caught him out again as he was very sideways coming off the turn. Shaw who was inside Ramsey and dicing with Booker saw the sideways Ramsey and fearing contact, which was only narrowly avoided, turned his car left but unluckily for Shaw his car bit in and executed a quick roll-over causing the race to be declared due to time constraints.

And so it was that McMinn was given the confetti cannon shower with Booker second ahead of the Rookie and Permatex Hard Charger Ghent. Papa, Ramsey, Brad Day, Timberlake and McKenna filled out the finishers.

The action in the two earlier hits was just as intense as the final with David Alford spinning the TEH #18 into turn 1 and being clipped by Ramsey (Indy Race Parts #2) before Alford rolled ending his night.

A great multi car battle then ensued between Ghent (Abrasive Blasting Service & Supply #27), Shaw (Atlantic Performance Oils #72), McMinn and Booker (I-Saw Concrete #59) with Matt Papa out front in the #25.

Papa’s winning run came to an end on lap 8 of 10 when Shaw took the lead and held it to the flag from Papa and the tight pair of Ghent and McMinn.

The second heat saw a major pile-up on lap 3 in turn 4 involving McKenna (Morbark #9), Ghent, Papa, Shaw and Brad Day’s #3.

The race was declared a couple of laps early however when Jack Day spun and was t-boned by the unlucky Timberlake. Day’s night was over as Shaw took his second win ahead of McMinn, McKenna and Booker.

Next event on the Victorian Calendar is the annual return to Portland Speedway this weekend on December 16 where the extreme unpredictability of who will win will continue.

VSDA 2017/18 race calendar (subject to change)

December 16 Portland

28 Laang

January 7 Warrnambool – 73rd Victorian Speedcar Championship

13 Avalon - G-Town Rumble/Rd 4 Track Championship

February 9/10 Murray Bridge SA – Australian Speedcar Championship

24 Bairnsdale

March 17 Avalon – Skips Race/Rd 5 Track Championship.

24 Redline – Bill Evans Classic

April 7 Wangaratta

21 Avalon – Round 6 Track Championship.

Further details and a complete list of nominations can be found on the VSDA Facebook page – Victorian Speedcar drivers Association.

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY MAKES TWO CHANGES TO 2018 SCHEDULE!

(Perris, CA, December 11, 2017) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has made two changes to the 2018 schedule. The USAC/CRA Sprint Car race originally scheduled for July 21st has been moved to October 20th. The PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds will now occupy the July 21st date.

“The two changes that were made are July 21st is now an added PASSCAR event and the original USAC/CRA event that was scheduled for July 21st is now scheduled for October 20th,” Kazarian said on Monday morning. “This change of date on the USAC/CRA schedule was due to the date changes for the USAC National Sprint Car Series Indiana Sprint Week being moved this year. Some of our teams are headed back for that event and asked if we could make the date change. We are able to oblige and perhaps this will allow even more teams to make the trek back to Indiana. The change also allows us to give the PASSCAR and IMCA Modified teams an extra date at The PAS in 2018.”

The 23rd consecutive year of racing at the popular track located at the base of the Lake Perris Dam will commence with the “Winter Heat Weekend” featuring the IMCA Modifieds along with Super Stocks, Street Stocks and American Factory Stocks on January 13th and 14th. The doubleheader will pay IMCA points to the Modifieds. The official PASSCAR season openers will be on February 10th and 11th and both shows will feature the Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and the IMCA Modifieds. The regular season night opener will be on Saturday, March 3rd and will include World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints. “Night of Destruction” will make its first of seven appearances on March 17th

The season will culminate with the “23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction” on November 8th, 9th and 10th featuring the USAC National and CRA Sprint Cars.

January 13th "Winter Heat Weekend" IMCA Modifieds (2018 IMCA Points Awarded) PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks (No 2018 PASSCAR Points Awarded) Pit Gate opens at noon, racing at 3:00 pm.

January 14th "Winter Heat Weekend" IMCA Modifieds (2018 IMCA Points Awarded) PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks (No 2018 PASSCAR Points Awarded) Pit Gate opens at noon, racing at 3:00 pm.

February 10th "Opening day" PASSCAR SERIES Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks (2018 PASSCAR Points Awarded) and IMCA Modifieds

Pit Gate opens at noon, racing at 3:00 pm.

February 11th PASSCAR SERIES Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks (2018 PASSCAR Points Awarded) and IMCA Modifieds

Pit Gate opens at noon, racing at 3:00 pm.

March 3rd "OPENING NIGHT" "SO CAL SHOWDOWN" WORLD OF OUTLAWS Craftsman Sprint Car Series, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting the Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN TICKETS ON SALE @ woosprint.com/schedule

March 10th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

March 17th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting the Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

April 14TH PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

April 21st "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting the Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

April 28th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

May 12th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

May 19th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

May 26th "SALUTE TO INDY " USAC/CRA Sprint Cars , PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars, California Lightning Sprint Cars AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting the Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

June 9th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 16th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

June 23rd USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars

June 30th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 4th 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting the Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

July 21st PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 28th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

August 18th "CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars, California Lightning Sprint Cars

August 25th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 1st NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD VII - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

September 22nd "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars

October 6th - 14th SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FAIR

October 20th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars

October 27th PASSCAR "Champions Night" - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Modifieds

November 7th Oval Nationals Practice

November 8th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 9th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 10th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Murrieta, PrintItNow.com, Scott Sales, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Original Tommy’s Burgers, Trench Shoring, Valley News, Vista Paint and Weedmaps.

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Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one-hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

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THREE QUARTER MIDGET TEAMS, CAR BUILDERS RAMP UP FOR INDOOR SUCCESS: SERIES BEGINS JAN. 5-6 IN ALLENTOWN, PA

ALLENTOWN, PA December 11, 2017 . . . Car owners and Three Quarter (TQ) Midget chassis builders are completing their efforts for the annual Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled by VP, which kicks off on Friday and Saturday night, January 5th and 6th inside Allentown, Pa.’s PPL Center for the Ironton Telephone sponsored events.

In recent months more new cars have been built and race proven machines stripped and re-engineered than ever before. Every team that doesn’t own a Laffler Chassis, winner of the last three series titles, is out to knock them off the top of the hill.

Heading the list is a new car being built at DART Engineering’s shop in Pipersville, Pa. by BJ McDonald. The car will be driven by Canadian Super Modified standout Mike Lichty.

Lichty, a past TQ Midget winner of Indoor races with the Series, will replace his older, yet tested tough TQ Midget, with the new DART car when he makes his debut with it in Allentown.

The former ISMA champion will then held to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall for the 16th annual NAPA Know How weekend on Friday and Saturday, January 26th and 27th. In his only start with the series last year, Lichty drove a Lou Cicconi owned Laffler Chassis to a fifth place finish at the series finale in Atlantic City so he knows what a Laffler chassis has to offer.

Tim Nye of Troutman, N.C. has built three new cars for the Indoor Auto Racing Series. Two of them will be driven by the Catalano racing brothers, Tommy and Timmy. Nye also has built a new car for his brother Shawn. The three new cars will be powered by 750cc engines while Tim Nye’s older car will continue to go to post with a 600cc motor.

Mark Lafler of Ransomville, N.Y. will be well prepared for the new the competition. Lafler has built nearly 24 cars that have been driven to victory and four Indoor Auto Racing Series championships, three by Lafler’s ‘house car’ driver Erick Rudolph and one last year by Ryan Flores, a Lafler customer. On his route to the title last year, Flores swept both nights in Allentown and Rudolph won the series finale in Atlantic City and the season opener in Trenton.

Lafler will have two of his latest design cars at Allentown, one for Rudolph and another for Joey Payne, who has won two Atlantic City Gamblers’ Classics. While the two new cars are updated models, Lafler has said that the differences in his cars from year to year are subtle, and sometimes, not necessarily desirable, he’s always looking for something new and is not afraid to experiment.

Long time TQ Midget builder Colin Martin has a very fast Spitfire Chassis No. 36 ready for his driver Buddy Sload. The 2016 ATQMRA outdoor series champion was fast at the 2017 indoor series finale in Atlantic City last year and a big outdoor winner outdoors this season.

Lou Cicconi’s No. 75, a car designed for the 2016 series by Super Modified championship car owner/builder John Bodnar, will be driven this year by Tim Buckwalter. This time, Cicconi, has had Clyde Booth, another noted Supermodified builder, revamp the car. The team made its debut outdoors at Wall Stadium’s Turkey Derby at the end of November. It left the track with more design changes planned prior to the indoor opener.

Also in this category is Andrew Krause, the asphalt Modified standout from Holmdel, N.J. Krause originally purchased a Drinan car that has been rebuilt at least twice. He’s got more alterations planned for this year’s competition.

Another strong New Jersey entry will come from Anthony Sesely, a three time winner in Atlantic City. Sesely’s No. 16 will again be his race proven Hyper Micro Sprint entry powered by a 600cc engine, rather than a 750. Dirt Sprint car racer Brett Hichalski of Penndel, Pa. will again be following Sesely’s lead using a Hyper with a 600.

Indoor series regulars from New York state and New England are excited about the first ever series event to be held inside Albany, N.Y.’s Times Union Center. This event, set for Friday and Saturday, February 9th and 10th, will be the series finale.

Always exciting Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y. will be returning to run the entire series with a car he built and debuted last year in the series finale. The car was blindingly fast in Atlantic City last year, but engine issues hampered his effort.

“I cut the car apart once after I built it new and cut it apart after last year’s races,” Jankowiak said. “It will be a faster race car this winter.”

Jankowiak’s former ride, the Trey Hoddick home-built No. 49, will be returning with Scott Kreutter as the lead driver. Kreutter was teamed last year with Ted Christopher, an eight time indoor series winner who died in a plane crash in September.

While the new cars and redesigned machines might seem to be favored, two top New Englanders will be driving tried and true machines.

Ryan Preece of Berlin, Conn. will be driving the same car that was designed and built by Donnie Preece and the late Ted Christopher. It will be repainted white and will carry the same No. 6 that Preece has run in the Ed Partridge NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series.

Keith Rocco of Wallingford, Conn. will be driving the car formerly driven by Ryan Preece. Rocco has never raced a TQ Midget indoors. The car was originally built by DART Engineering, but Preece made many changes to it in recent years.

Chad Jones of Quakertown, Pa. was so happy with the performance of his Shaw built TQ Midget for New Hampshire last year that’s he’s purchased a second one which will act as either a back-up ride, or one for another driver this season.

Other drivers are standing pat with existing cars.

Mike Maresca of Hannawra Falls, N.Y. will be driving his Lafler chassis No. 7. Maresca ran this car for the first time last year, at Atlantic City where he finished 13th. Maresca will have a teammate in Central New York car dealer and fellow DIRTcar series driver Billy Whittaker, who will drive a second Maresca owned Lafler.

Justin Bonsignore of New York’s Long Island, second in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points this season, will be back with his tested Lafler chassis. Pa. drivers Earl Paules, ATQMRA 2017 champion Ryan Tidman, Matt Roselli and Micro Sprint expert Brandon Azzalina will also have Lafler chassis race cars. Asphalt Modified expert Zane Zeiner of Bath, Pa. will be returning in a Lafler chassis he’s been tweaking over the years.

A field of over 50 TQ Midgets will do battle at the Ironton Telephone sponsored Allentown events. The schedule calls for two complete shows of TQ racing starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday. Champ Karts will be racing in a complete show on Friday night along with the TQs, with the Slingshots joining them on Saturday night’s card.

For choice tickets, contact the PPL Center Box Office by phone at 610-347-TIXX (8499), online at pplcenter.com. The 2016 event was a sell-out.

The series moves next to the NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing Weekend in Atlantic City on January 26th and 27th. For tickets, contact Ticketmaster, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, or the Area Auto Racing News office at 609-888-3618.

The finale will be a first annual event in New York State, on February 9-10, 2018 in the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y. For choice tickets, contact the Times Union Center Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, or visit online at ticketmaster.com.

 

 

Veal’s Triumphant KMS Debut

To say that the Krikke Motorsport team and their new team driver Jamie Veal hit the ground running in their 2017-18 season debut is a huge understatement, with the duo clinching last Saturday night’s Western Australian 410 Sprintcar Title at the Perth Motorplex in what was their first ever appearance together.

Despite battling slight vision impairment during the WA Title-deciding feature race due to running out of tear offs on what was a muddy track, Veal refused to lose focus, managing to hit his marks and go on to score the team’s first victory of the season.

“It’s great to be able to start our season off with a win. The car got better and better as the feature race went on, I just need to work on pulling off my tear offs,” joked Veal.

“Having crew chief Dylan Buswell, who I’ve worked with previously, at the track, along with the rest of the hardworking team, definitely makes a huge difference in terms of what we’re able to achieve, so I have to say a huge thanks to them for making the WA Title win a possibility.

“It’s an amazing opportunity to be a part of such an iconic team in Krikke Motorsport, that have such a huge fan base, and as a driver, I have the same expectations of myself that they do, so I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve throughout the rest of the season.”

Beginning his WA Title campaign as the second quickest driver in his hot laps group, before setting the sixth quickest lap (14.134 seconds) in qualifying time trials, Veal placed third from second in his opening heat race and came home fifth in heat-race two, after starting seventh.

Lining up on the outside of the third row for the 30-lap WA Title-deciding feature race, the Warrnambool, Victoria-based driver made a great start aboard the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire / Pumpa Manufacturing supported Maxim car, immediately making up two positions; however, a full restart, due to a crash on the opening lap, forced Veal back into his starting position, making it more difficult to get the jump off the line.

Moving into fifth place in the opening stages, Veal launched himself into podium contention on lap eight, taking over third place, where he remained for the next third of the race, before making his way into second when Darren Mollenoyux retired from the race. It took no time for Veal to hunt down race leader Kaiden Manders, showing impressive speed to pip Manders and take control of the lead with seven laps to go.

For their next outing, the Krikke Motorsport team will be travelling to Veal’s home track – Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway – this Saturday night, where they will contest the third annual Max’s Race.

Krikke Motorsport have also launched a brand-new range of 2017-18 season team merchandise, including t-shirts, hoodies and hats, which are available in a range of sizes and can be purchased through the team’s online store via the following link: www.krikkemotorsport.com.au/online-store. Fans can also purchase merchandise at the track, either with cash or the team’s eftpos facilities.

Krikke Motorsport would like to thank the following 2017-18 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, Valvoline Oils, Orrcon Steel, Darby’s Paints, Bunbury Toyota, BR Motorsports, Vortex Racing Products, A. Lucas Spraypainters, Skwid Signs, and Redline Media.

To find out more about the Krikke Motorsport team and to keep up to date with current news and results, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

Ohio Sprint Car Series changes hands, will continue in 2018

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, OH (December 10, 2017) - The Ohio Sprint Car Series will not be terminated, but instead rejuvenated under new ownership.

Steven Pocock, a 23-year-old, Fremont, Ohio, native with motorsports experience as a driver and from an administrative standpoint, has acquired the Ohio Sprint Car Series from former promoter, Brad McCown, and will continue operations in 2018. Pocock, a webmaster by trade, is excited to take the reins from McCown, hoping to restore the Series to its original state.

“I want to thank Brad McCown of Atomic Speedway for allowing this deal to happen. He allowed me to take some of the burden off of his shoulders and continue what he started. The last thing he wanted to do was terminate the Ohio Sprint Car Series. I’m glad I was able to keep it from folding,” Pocock said, who also promotes Martinville Raceway; a karting facility in Attica, Ohio. “The plan is to start where Brad McCown left off; build a schedule as soon as possible and continue operations in 2018. We have a lot of work to do, but I’m more than excited to get started.”

Ohio Sprint Car Series officials promoted a 25-race slate during the 2017 season, visiting dirt ovals and showcasing 410 cubic inch sprint car competition in all four corners of the Buckeye State.

More news and information pertaining to the Ohio Sprint Car Series will be posted during the coming weeks. Fans, teams and racers are encouraged to stay tuned online via www.ohiosprintcars.net and on all of the available social media networks including Twitter and Facebook. Those interested in developing a marketing partnership with the Ohio Sprint Car Series should contact Steven Pocock directly via phone at (419)-765-0088, or via email at webxdesign14@gmail.com.

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2017 A Year To Remember for Shane Golobic

PETERSEN MEDIA- 2017 was by far a year for Shane Golobic to remember, and that is not event including his racing accolades. Amidst a rigorous schedule that saw him compete 81 times across the United States and record 10 wins and a USAC Midget Week Championship, Golobic also found time to get on one knee and propose to long time girlfriend, Sarah Wood.

“It was a great year,” Shane Golobic said. “It was one of those busy seasons that I really didn’t grasp how great it was until it was all done, and I was able to put pen to paper and really see what we were able to accomplish. Mix that in with getting engaged to my biggest fan and great supporter, Sarah Wood, and you really have something special.”

Golobic made waves while competing in California with the Keith Day Racing team, as well as running a full USAC Midget schedule aboard a potent Clauson-Marshall Racing midget. In some down time, Golobic was able to take part in the USAC National Sprint Car Series’ Eastern Storm aboard the Dave Ely/Gene Franckowiak machine, and even made a cameo aboard the Golobic Brothers Racing No. 57 entry one night in Placerville, CA.

All in all, Golobic was in action on 81 occasions, racking up 10 feature event wins, 18 second place finishes, and six third place finishes, giving him a remarkable 34 podium finishes on the season.

While competing aboard the Elk Grove Ford/Keith Day Trucking/Gabilan Ag Services backed No. 22 machine, Golobic was able to pick up eight of his 10 wins including the Fall Nationals, the Silver Cup, the Pombo Sargent Classic, and was able to pick up his second career Trophy Cup Championship.

It was a very strong year for the Keith Day Racing team as Golobic was in action 42 times picking up 10 second place finishes, three third place finishes, 26 Top-5’s, and 36 Top-10’s to go along with his aforementioned eight wins.

Competing with the upstart Clauson-Marshall Racing team for his first full run at the USAC National Midget Championship, Golobic proved to be up for the challenge as he stayed in the championship hunt up until the final few races on the schedule before he officially finished in the second spot.

Taking part in 30-races, Golobic flexed his muscle nightly as he was able to score two feature event wins including the Outlaw Showdown, 10 podium finishes, 18 Top-5’s and 26 Top-10’s.

One of his biggest wins of the season wasn’t a race, but it was an impressive body of work that saw him claim the ultra tough 2017 Indiana Midget Week Championship. The Fremont, CA native also put forth a great effort at the Turkey Night Grand Prix, as he scored a third place finish behind NASCAR standouts Christopher Bell, and Kyle Larson.

“Looking back at it all, it was a really fun season, and I am extremely fortunate to be in the position that I am in with Keith Day Racing, and Clauson-Marshall Racing,” Golobic added. “We had some great partners on both teams that made it all possible, and I have to thank them all for their support. I have some of the hardest working guys in motorsports on my side, and I owe all of the success we had in 2017 to them. I am looking forward to 2018, and hopefully looking to turn some of our second place finishes into more wins.”

Golobic continued, “I also have to thank Matt Wood and Elk Grove Ford for all of their continued support. He has really gone above and beyond supporting both the Sprint Car team and the Midget team, and I really want him to know how much I appreciate everything he does.”

Shane Golobic would like to thank Matt Wood and Elk Grove Ford, Keith Day Trucking, Gabilan Ag Services, Riley Collins Auto Body, Keizer Wheels, LRB Manufacturing, KSE, DMI, Astro Titanium, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, and Simpson Racing Products for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-81, Wins-10, Top 5’s- 46, Top 10’s-70

ON TAP: Golobic will return to action with the CMR team on December, 16th in DuQuoin, IL.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep tabs on Shane, make sure to follow @ShaneGolobicRac on Twitter or visit his website at www.shanegolobic.com.

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Justin Sanders Finds New Home at Mike Phulps Motorsports in 2018

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justin Sanders has often flown under the radar so to speak in California, despite picking up over 50-feature event wins over the course of his young career. Often competing in his family owned No. 17 machine, Sanders has made cameos in the past for various car owners, including a memorable 2015 season with F&W Racing, as well as having success with the World of Outlaws in the JoeVon Shroltz No. 121, but in 2018 Sanders will get another opportunity to showcase his talent as he has been named to new driver of the potent Mike Phulps Motorsports No. 56 machine.

“I was a little surprised when I got a phone call from the team,” Justin Sanders admitted. “This is a great opportunity, and I am really thankful that Mike Phulps, Kerry Fasig, and Ryan Riley thought enough of me to give me this opportunity.”

With 2018 right around the corner, Sanders and MPM have laid out a 30-race schedule that will see them contest the 2018 Sprint Car Challenge Tour Championship, as well as hit some of the marquee races on the West Coast including the Bradway Memorial, Trophy Cup, the Peter Murphy Classic, Silver Cup, Fall Nationals, the Mark Forni Classic, as well as the Copper Classic in Arizona at the end of the racing season.

Aside from those aforementioned races, Sanders and the team will also compete at select KWS Races.

Another new opportunity Sanders has in 2018, is a limited schedule with Dale Miller Motorsports aboard the potent No. 4SA on a handful of occasions at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA; the venue where Sanders was able to pick up his 50th career feature event win in 2017.

Sanders will stay busy in his open weeks with Mike Phulps Motorsports as he will take on the World of Outlaws when they are in the region aboard the Jon Von Schroltz No. 121, a car that he has had immense success over the pas couple of seasons including a second place finish at the 2017 Gold Cup Race of Champions.

2018 will also see Sanders and F&W Racing reunite. Sanders will climb back aboard the potent No. 18 machine for a trip to the Pacific Northwest for Speedweek, with an array of various races also penciled in.

“2018 is shaping up to be a great season, and I am very excited and thankful to be able to pilot some great cars for some great owners,” Sanders added. “I am looking forward to working with Mike, Dale, Joe, Rudy and their teams and am hoping to pick up some great results.”

Justin and Mike Phulps Motorsports would like to thank Metal Works, Kezier Wheels, Long Creek Winery and Ranch, King Racing Products, Cam 2 Oil, CSI Shocks, DMI, EMI, and Smith Titanium for their support.

ON TAP: Justin Sanders and Mike Phulps Motorsports are slated to make their debut together at the Silver Cup in Chico, CA in early March.

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

 

 

UMSS To Hold Meeting For New and Prospective Teams December 10, 2017

With the news that many new teams are being formed for the 2018 Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) season in both the wing and traditional programs, the UMSS will hold an informational meeting on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Cedar Lake Speedway Arena at 10:00 am. Whether you are ready to race in 2018 or want more information about how to get involved, this meeting is for you. It is free and open to anyone who is interested in attending.

The meeting will focus on helping new teams transition into racing a sprint car with the UMSS, and the prospective team can get educated about getting involved with the UMSS in the local area sprint car racing scene. Topics covered will include rules, license, procedures, schedules, the sustainability of the traditional program and the fact that a wing sprint car can cost less than a street stock and be competitive. Don't believe that last statement? Come to the meeting and find out how.

Current drivers will be in attendance from both the wing and traditional sprint car programs to help answer any questions you may have. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in exploring the possibility about getting involved with sprint car racing, getting back into the sport of sprint car racing or just simply finding out more information about sprint car racing here in our area.

 

 

New Year Brings New Opportunities for Thorson

COLUMBUS, Ind. (Dec. 9, 2017) – Tanner Thorson looks ahead to 2018, as he partners with new organizations for the upcoming race season. Thorson is set to pilot the Dooling Hayward Motorsports/Richard Childress Racing No. 63 midget and the Tri-C Motorsports No. 3c wing sprint car.

“I’m extremely excited for what this upcoming year has in store. Joe [Dooling Jr.] and Brodie [Hayward] teamed up with Richard Childress Racing and I’m thankful they included me. I think this is a unique way to combine dirt and pavement racing and I’m happy to be a part of it. Also, Clyde [Lamar], with Tri-C Motorsports, has asked me to drive one of the most historical sprint cars in the U.S., which is really special to me as well. I’m fortunate to have these opportunities with awesome programs and I can’t thank them enough,” Thorson stated.

The three-time National Midget Driver of the Year will kick off his season in the No. 63, under the Rusty Kunz Racing banner, at the 2018 Chili Bowl Nationals, Jan. 8-13, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The team will then run select USAC National midget events, including Indiana Midget Week. Thorson, who raced his way to a fourth place finish from 22nd, and picked up the Hard Charger Award at the 2017 Chili Bowl Nationals, is thrilled to start the year with the new team at one of his favorite events.

“Chili Bowl is one of those races that I really look forward to. Everyone is fresh from the off-season and determined to have success to begin the New Year. This year is no different for myself. I’m thankful I was given the opportunity to work with Rusty [Kunz] and I think we will work really well together. There is no doubt that he can put together an awesome car,” Thorson expressed.

Thorson is also prepared to climb aboard the legendary Tri-C Motorsports No. 3c, owned by Clyde and Marion Lamar, and take on major west coast sprint car series such as SCCT, NARC and Civil War, with friend and former crew chief, Lee Lindgren, on the wrenches.

“I have always loved jumping in a sprint car whenever I got a chance, so to be able to have a secure ride with such a great program is awesome. Lee [Lindgren] and I have worked so well together in the past, so I’m excited to see what we can accomplish,” Thorson added.

Thorson wrapped up the 2017 season tallying seven wins, 34 top-fives and 41 top-10s throughout a total of 61 races. He finished fourth in USAC National Midget points and picked up his third-straight National Midget Driver of the Year honor.

“This upcoming year is going to be great thanks to all of my sponsors and supporters. I appreciate all of the fans that have stuck with me from the beginning and I hope I can continue to make them proud,” Thorson concluded.

A complete 2018 schedule will be published upon finalization.

 

 

Gary Kauffman Racing unveils 2018 ride; Port Royal highlighted more than usual

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA (December 9, 2017) - Celebrating an owner/driver relationship that will reach nine years in 2018, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will tackle an intense schedule during the upcoming year, splitting their focus nearly 50/50 between competition in Central Pennsylvania and on the road. Unofficially, Dietrich’s plan is to join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for a combined 40 events during the new year, with the rest of his schedule molded around competition in the Keystone State. Tentatively, Dietrich will join the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 26 times in 2018.

Unlike prior seasons, Dietrich’s Central Pennsylvania schedule will mold around action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday evenings rather than Lincoln Speedway. In addition, Dietrich plans to miss action at Williams Grove Speedway on several occasions in 2018, making time to travel elsewhere if the opportunity fits.

“I'm pretty excited for 2018. We have a lot of work to do during the next few months, but we'll be ready to go,” Danny Dietrich said. “We decided to change things up a little bit this year and race at Port Royal Speedway more often when we are home. I’m not avoiding Lincoln Speedway, but the majority of our Saturday nights will be at Port Royal when not on the road. A few Friday nights left open are also in the plan. We raced a lot in 2017. A few relaxing Friday nights at home won't do us any harm.”

Despite the new look, Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing are pleased to announce that all major partners affiliated with the GKR program will return in 2018 including Weikert’s Livestock, Pace Performance, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, and Self Made Motorsports.

“I’m fortunate enough to be surrounded by a great group of people who believe in me and my race team,” Danny Dietrich continued. “Gary Kauffman has been behind me from the beginning, as well as a long list of others who continue to push me and allow me to race at the level that I am at. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to make a race team competitive and I appreciate everyone’s efforts.”

Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to also follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/

2017 Highlights: Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Bubba Raceway Park to launch 2017 season. Earned top-ten finish against World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Earned Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker 30 victory worth $4,000 on Saturday, February 25. Earned Lincoln Speedway victory on Saturday, March 25. Finished ninth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9. Recorded a Central PA podium sweep at Williams Grove (2nd) and Lincoln Speedway (3rd) on April 14-15. Earned Weldon Sterner Memorial victory at Lincoln Speedway on April 29 worth $6,900. Finished third during Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway with World of Outlaws on May 17. Earned victory at Williams Grove Speedway on May 26 during Charity event. Finished fourth during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 29. Finished second during Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary on Saturday, May 27. Finished second on back-to-back nights at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. Scored fifth win of the season on June 10 during Fallen Firefighters Night at Lincoln Speedway. Scored sixth win of the season on June 24 at Lincoln Speedway. Finished second against Arctic Cat All Stars at Waynesfield (OH) Raceway Park on Wednesday, June 21. During Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, Dietrich earned a victory at Lincoln Speedway, as well as seven other top-ten finishes including a runner-up performance at Selinsgrove Speedway. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 15. Charged from 16th to ninth during WoO sanctioned Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway. Scored pair of top-five finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition at Outlaw Speedway (fourth) and Lebanon Valley Speedway (first). Finished eighth during Capitani Classic at Knoxville (IA) Raceway. Scored top-ten during Knoxville Nationals preliminary main event (eighth), as well as Knoxville Nationals finale B-main (ninth). Earned ninth victory of the 2017 season on August 18 at Williams Grove Speedway against the Arctic Cat All Stars. Earned 10th victory of the season at Lincoln Speedway on August 26, followed by a runner-up finish at Trail-Way Speedway on Sunday, August 27. Earned second consecutive Labor Day Classic victory on Monday, September 4. Earned pair of top-ten finishes (sixth, seventh) during Van May Tribute and Billy Kimmel Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway. Earned a pair of sixth place finishes during Night Before The Tuscarora 50 and Tuscarora 50. Rallied from 12th to finish seventh during Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway on Saturday, September 16. Earned three consecutive top-ten finishes from September 21 to September 23; a victory at Susquehanna Speedway, tenth place finish at Williams Grove Speedway, and runner-up finish during Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic. Earned victory during “Run What You Brung” program at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, October 6. Finished second during Lincoln Speedway’s season finale on Saturday, October 7. Finished seventh during World of Outlaws appearance at Port Royal Speedway on October 14. Finished second during Port Royal Speedway’s 2017 finale, Open Wheel Madness, on October 21.

2015 Wins: 16 2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway x7 including Icebreaker 30, Weldon Sterner Memorial worth $6,900, Fallen Firefighters Night worth $5,000, Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek; Williams Grove Speedway on May 26 during Charity Race worth $4,000; Arctic Cat All Star victory at Lebanon Valley Speedway worth $7,000; Arctic Cat All Star victory at Williams Grove Speedway; Labor Day Classic victory worth $4,000 on September 4; Thursday Night Thunder at Susquehanna Speedway on September 21; “Run What You Brung” at Williams Grove Speedway)

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, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

 

 

Oswego's Small Block Supermodifieds Pick Up Crate Option for 2018; Rule Changes Announced

OSWEGO, NY (December 9, 2017) - The long anticipated list of rules changes for Oswego Speedway’s Small Block Supermodified division was revealed to race teams on Friday night with one big change included; which is the addition of a voluntary 602 crate engine program for 2018 which will be mandatory for the 2019 season.

The set crate engine will be a GM Performance #19258602 engine with a 7" 604 style circle track pan, pickup and oil filter adapter installed. All QR coded secondary seals can be purchased through the speedway from Pace Performance and those interested in purchasing an engine can contact Steve Gioia Jr. with speedway tech.

As part of the 2018 voluntary program, speedway management will be offering a $100 purse bonus each week for those running the crate engine. Current engines remain under the same rules for 2018.

Although in the early stages of this program, Oswego Speedway feels this is a necessary step in not only maintaining, but growing the Small Block division in the future.

“Moving forward it is important that we make key changes such as adding a voluntary crate engine program to reduce costs and improve the racing at Oswego Speedway,” said track owner John Torrese. “We believe the great working relationship we’ve developed with GM Performance, Morrison Performance, as well as having a dedicated tech crew, will lead to much success with this endeavor and continue the long term success of the SBS class.”

Included as part of weekly racing action at Oswego since 1992, the 2018 season will mark the first time the Small Block Supers have picked up the crate option, which will certainly make racing much more cost effective. Retail cost for the crate engine to be made mandatory in 2019 will be just $4,562.35 plus sales tax. Should the speedway be able to buy a minimum of 5 engines, the cost will be reduced to $4,160.48 for over a $400 savings.

All #88956802/19258602 engines from any source must be dyno tested and sealed by the Oswego Speedway certified repair shop which will be Morrison Performance in Fulton, NY.

If a car is suspected of a rules violation, that owner will be told to remove the engine from the car (with speedway supervision) and the engine will be sent to Morrison Performance to be checked referring to original engine specs and dyno numbers.

The penalties for modifying your sealed engine will be severe; disqualification, loss of prize money, $3500 fine and 1 year suspension.

The penalties for tampering with the seals will be, disqualification, loss of prize money and points, and a 2 week suspension.

Several other rule adjustments for 2018 were also made available Friday night, including tire changes. 1057 Hoosiers will now be on both sides, with teams only able to buy the following tires; 8 on Opening Day and 1 per week after, with two tires on June 30 and August 4.

In 2017, the cost of the 26 tire quota was $3,706.56 while the cost of the 19 tires teams will be able to purchase next season will be $2,708.04, saving racers nearly $1,000. Tire count for the Bud Light SBS Classic 75 will also be reduced from 8 to 4, saving $570.24. All rule changes have been made in an effort to make the SBS division more competitive and less expensive for the future.

The list of significant rule changes for the SBS division has been sent to all team emails, with Supermodified rule changes expected to be revealed next weekend. The full 2018 rule book will be available as a print copy as well as online following the 1st of the year.

Oswego Speedway’s 2018 schedule has been announced in full, with pricing and time schedules to be added in the near future. The speedway kicks off its 68th consecutive season of action with Open Practice on Saturday, May 19 before Opening Day takes place the following week, May 26, which will feature the Jim Shampine Memorial 75 for Supermodifieds as well as the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Small Block Supers.

Season ticket packages will be made available to fans after the new year as well, with the speedway office remaining open in the winter on Saturdays during the hours of 11am to 4pm for merchandise sales, gift certificate pick ups, and more.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards to feature 12 events at six different venues in 2018

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – December 7, 2017…Fresh off a successful opening season the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards is pleased to announce its 2018 schedule of events, which showcases 12 dates at six different tracks throughout California and Northern Nevada.

The second year Winged 360 Sprint Car tour is happy to welcome back Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards and Hoosier Racing Tires as major sponsors for the upcoming season. With great cooperation from promoters there will also be no conflicts between SCCT and the King of the West-NARC Sprint Cars, allowing teams to compete for both titles. In addition to that there will be a trio of shows held in conjunction with KWS-NARC, bringing the best of the best in the Golden State to the same track on the same night.

The season will kick-off with the first of two appearances at the always exciting red clay bullring of Placerville Speedway on Saturday March 30. The tour also returns to Placerville on Saturday June 30 for a special Salute to the Fans, in what will be a giant spectacle featuring a combo show with the King of the West-NARC 410 Sprint Car Series. It marks the first ever combined event for both organizations at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds facility and is certainly a can’t miss night on the schedule.

The first of three season visits to the centrally located Stockton Dirt Track will take place on Saturday April 14 with the third annual Jimmy Sills Classic. Return trips to the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds venue will occur on Saturday July 7 with the third Salute to LeRoy Van Conett and the 35th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson on Saturday November 3, which once again features championship night for both SCCT and King of the West-NARC.

The always hooked up and tacky Petaluma Speedway will play host to a pair of Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards events in 2018. The first takes place on Saturday April 28 and the second will be a special Sunday show on July 1. Both races last season at the Sonoma-Marin County Fairgrounds 3/8 mile clay oval were barnburners and much of the same is expected this year.

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will make the trip down to the Central Valley on four occasions this year, with two events each at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway and the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford. The first of those occurs on Friday May 18 with SCCT kicking off the fifth annual Peter Murphy Classic weekend. A return visit to the famed Thunderbowl will then take place on Saturday August 25.

The first ever tour event at the newly reconfigured Keller Auto Speedway located on the Kings County Fairgrounds will happen on Saturday June 16. The second will be on Saturday October 13 in conjunction with the King of the West-NARC Sprint Cars during the 33rd annual Cotton Classic. The event is one of the longest running in Central, CA and opens a huge two weeks of racing with the annual Trophy Cup taking place the following weekend.

After a record sprint car crowd last season, the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will return to the Fernley 95A Speedway on Saturday May 12. The facility is located just 35-miles from Reno, Nevada and is a fun weekend getaway for everyone from California.

“I definitely believe the schedule worked out well for all the teams and especially the fans in California,” commented Scott Russell of Russell Motorsports Inc. “To have no conflicts with the King of the West-NARC Series is going to be huge and to feature three combined shows with them is great for all involved. We had a solid first season and look forward to an even better year in 2018. We are excited to have a good mix of events in both Nor-Cal and the Central Valley.”

The 2017 awards banquet is also fast approaching on Saturday January 6 at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. Cocktail hour with a no host bar will be held at 6pm, with dinner at 7pm and awards ceremony to follow. Tickets to the banquet cost $40 per person and can be reserved by calling 530-344-7592. Dinner will consist of a delicious prime rib buffet. A block of hotel rooms is currently available for banquet guests at $149 a night. Contact 800-822-WINN and use the booking id 1269 to receive the rate.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline & Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, Driven2SaveLives, Dynachrome, Finley Farms, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, RacePartsTrader.com, R&R Racewear, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings, Shifty Illusions, Team Ford of Woodland, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing and Winters Performance.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is operated under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner, which also manages the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California. For sponsorship opportunities and inquiries, RMI can be reached at 530-344-7592 or office@sprintcarchallengetour.com

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by 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.

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Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards 2018 Schedule

Saturday March 31: Placerville Speedway

Saturday April 14: Stockton Dirt Track (Third annual Jimmy Sills Classic)
Saturday April 28: Petaluma Speedway

Saturday May 12: Fernley 95A Speedway
Friday May 18: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Fifth annual Peter Murphy Classic)

Saturday June 16: Keller Auto Speedway Hanford, CA
Saturday June 30: Placerville Speedway (Salute to the Fans with King of the West-NARC)

Sunday July 1: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday July 7: Stockton Dirt Track (Third annual Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)

Saturday August 25: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway

Saturday October 13: Keller Auto Speedway Hanford, CA (33rd annual Cotton Classic with King of the West-NARC)

Saturday November 3: Stockton Dirt Track (35th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson with King of the West-NARC)

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (December 8, 2017) – Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP is pleased to announce that the Hoosier right rear and left rear SOD spec tires originally introduced for the 2016 season will remain unchanged through the 2019 racing season.

SOD’s highly successful “beyond limits” format would not have been possible without the support of Hoosier Racing Tire’s Neil Cowman and Hoosier Tire Midwest’s Terry Young and Craig Cowan.

Hoosier Racing Tire designed a set of spec tires that have resulted in excellent, exciting racing to the pleasure of SOD competitors, fans, sponsors, and promoters, and achieved SOD’s goal of equalizing competition. Information on Hoosier Racing Tire, go to www.hoosiertire.com.

Hoosier Tire Midwest, Inc., the largest Hoosier Racing Tire distributor, ensures timely delivery of the tires to SOD throughout the race season. The corporate office is located in Springfield, Illinois with stores located in Springfield; Brownsburg, Indiana; and Plymouth, Indiana. For additional information about Hoosier Tire Midwest, go to www.racetires.com.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. For additional information about Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP, visit www.sprintsondirt.com.

 

 

Dodge City Raceway Park Releases Action Packed 2018 Schedule

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (December 8, 2017) – Outlaws, endures, USMTS, coaches, scintillating championship battles and more are in store for 2018 as Dodge City Raceway Park released its slate of events for next season.

Following an open practice session on Saturday night, March 24, the 2018 DCRP schedule encompasses 17 total nights of competition atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.

Along with a full complement of championship chase action featuring the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks, a variety of special events along the way add spice to the mix.

Among the specials is the return of the World of Outlaws “Boot Hill Showdown” on October 20 that will officially bring the curtains down on the 2018 season that fires off nearly seven months earlier on March 31.

The title chases get under way with the March 31 season opener and go on throughout the year until the regular-season-ending Sixth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial on September 15.

Other specials along the way include the popular DCRP Sprint Car Nationals on June 15-16, the Sixth Annual Modified Stampede on April 21, the Fifth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event on August 18 and the inaugural visit by the USMTS Modifieds on June 8. The Friday night tile offers up $3,000 to the United States Modified Tour Series (USMTS) victor.

Also, some of the area’s top high school football coaches will square off on the tack in a special Coaches Race on August 25.

New to the schedule as well for 2018 is an Enduro race on September 22, just one week after the regular season finale. The Enduro will be a 200-lap or two hour affair, whichever comes first.

Dodge City Raceway Park Tentative 2018 Schedule:

March 24 – Practice Night

March 31 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

April 7 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

April 21 – Sixth Annual Modified Stampede plus DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

May 5 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

May 26 – Weekly Racing Series plus URSS Sprints (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

June 8 – USMTS Modifieds ($3,000-to-win, $300-to-start) plus IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

June 15 – DCRP Sprint Car Nationals (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars) plus IMCA Stock Cars

June 16 – DCRP Sprint Car Nationals (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars) plus IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars

June 30 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

July 14 – Weekly Racing Series (IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

July 27 – Driver Appreciation Night with DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

August 18 – Fifth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem plus IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

August 25 – Coaches Race plus Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

September 1 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

September 15 – Sixth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Night / DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

September 22 – Enduro Race, 200 laps or two hours

October 20 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Boot Hill Showdown” plus IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

January 26, 2019 – Banquet and Awards Ceremony

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

 

 

DOOLING HAYWARD MOTORSPORTS JOINS FORCES WITH RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING FOR 2018 USAC SEASON AND BEYOND; BACON (Sprint), THORSON (Midget) TO DRIVE

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 8, 2017) – Dooling Hayward Motorsports has agreed to a partnership with Richard Childress Racing (RCR), one of NASCAR’s most storied organizations and winner of over 200 races and 17 championships, effective immediately. RCR is based in Welcome, North Carolina and is scheduled to field cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2018; its 49th season as a race team.

It all began in 1970 for the No. 63 when it came into existence with the United States Auto Club (USAC). Joe Dooling Sr., known as “Papa Joe” was awarded the No. 63 in which he took famed driver Lloyd Ruby to the Astros Grand Prix. Since 1970 there have been many great drivers that have shared the seat of No. 63.

In 2001 Papa Joe passed the racing torch over to his son, Joe Dooling Jr. That year Joe hired Ed Carpenter who went on to earn the Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors.

In 2014 Joe Dooling Jr. joined forces with Brodie Hayward to create Dooling Hayward Motorsports. Throughout their partnership along with the No. 63’s impressive list of victories, they’ve earned the win to one of the largest unique grassroots events in history the Chili Bowl Nationals in 2014.

“Grassroots racing has been in my blood for many years now,” said Brodie Hayward, vice president of Dooling Hayward Motorsports. “Since my wife Sarah and I partnered with the Dooling’s No. 63 team several years ago, we have worked hard to advance the unshakable foundation of this team built by Papa Joe and Joe Jr.”

“The opportunity to align with Richard Childress Racing came about and it was a perfect opportunity for us to grow as a race team. RCR is a world-class organization with great resources and personnel. To integrate two legendary teams in the No. 63 and the multiple teams of RCR is organic. This opportunity can provide a clear path to develop young drivers into NASCAR with an already legendary well-established team.” Hayward said.

“This is an exciting path to expose and expand awareness to our grassroots motorsports program along with tempting audiences from USAC and NASCAR to further viewership and support for both sports. Whether it’s on dirt or asphalt it will be exciting to see RCR colors united with Dooling Hayward Motorsports in this upcoming season and beyond.” Hayward said.

“We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete in the 2018 Sprint Car and Midget season coupled with growing as a team,” said Joe Dooling Jr., President of Dooling Hayward Motorsports. “Our relationship with Richard Childress Racing will travel well beyond our alliance. We have many of the same ideals that fit our vision to allow our continued success.”

“It’s important for our race team to align with a grassroots racing organization like Dooling Hayward Motorsports and develop young drivers and crew members,” said Richard Childress, Chairman and CEO of RCR. “This partnership will be a great opportunity to continue our developmental program and invest in a race team that are proven winners.”

 

 

SPEED SPORT and MyRacePass Form Strategic Alliance administrator

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 1, 2017) — SPEED SPORT and MyRacePass have formed a strategic alliance, effective today. The alliance will dramatically expand SPEED SPORT’s digital content and advertising network to over 1000 racetrack and racer websites within the MyRacePass system, and valuable revenue streams, marketing support and quality content to MRP and MRP site owners.

With origins dating back to 1934, SPEED SPORT includes a broad portfolio of media products and services, including its authoritative monthly magazine SPEED SPORT Magazine, its motorsports news website SPEEDSPORT.com, its award-winning weekly racing program “Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT”, which airs on the MAVTV network Thursday’s in primetime, and its popular “SPEED SPORT News Center” and “Short Track Roundup” digital news programs.

SPEED SPORT’s multi-platform approach and expertise in creating and delivering quality content, combined with the sophisticated, data-centric reach of the MRP system, will provide real value for advertisers and stakeholders. MyRacePass Co-founder Josh Holt said, “SPEED SPORT’s reputation is legendary. We share core values and unrivaled commitment to motorsports. We look forward to creating unique opportunities with them.”

“As America’s Trusted Motorsports Authority Since 1934, we place a high priority on our relationship with the teams, the racers, the sponsors, the tracks and most importantly, the fans who populate the bleachers every weekend,” said SPEED SPORT CEO Joe Tripp. Partnering with MyRacePass provides us a direct connection to our core audience.”

Josh Holt Co-Founder of MyRacePass also adds. “ MyRacePass was formed with the purpose of creating the most effective way for motorsports organizations to gain maximum exposure and reach a new audience in order to maximize revenue. SPEED SPORT has proven to be the most trusted source for motorsports news since it was founded. By working with one of the leaders of the motorsports industry, we'll have new, innovative ways for organizations utilizing MyRacePass to reach an audience that may have once seemed impossible. We are thrilled to have this partnership and look forward to the continued growth or our industry!”

Key components of the arrangement will include the launch of the SPEED SPORT Digital Network video player, content and advertising integration between MRP’s “SprintSource . com” website and SPEEDSPORT. com, and support and collaboration of the new MRP app.

About SPEED SPORT

SPEED SPORT (SPEEDSPORT.com) is America’s Trusted Motorsports Authority. Since 1934, SPEED SPORT has been the destination for all things motorsports news and information…from NASCAR to Formula 1, Sprint Cars to Top Fuel dragsters, Supercross to Superbikes. From its venerable print publications SPEED SPORT and Sprint Car and Midget Magazines, to its awarding winning television productions, digital media and news services, SPEED SPORT is leads the way in creating credible, authentic motorsports media.

Lauri Eberhart, Esq. – Founding Member – Apollo Sports & Entertainment Law Group – (www.apollogroup.com) of Charlotte, N.C. advised Turn 3 Media, LLC on the agreement.

Follow SPEED SPORT: https://facebook.com/speedsport https://twitter.com/speedsport Watch: https://SPEEDSPORT.tv

About MyRacePass

As 2018 approaches, MyRacePass (MyRacePass.com) will be celebrating 10 years of successfully assisting organizations gain new audiences and automating race day! MyRacePass is the leader in website development, race management and developing customizable marketing material. Growing to be "The Ultimate Racing Resource" for any driver, promoter, business or race fan. By utilizing the MyRacePass network, organizations are able to share content throughout the network in order to give them the most exposure to a growing number of fans, promoters, drivers and businesses throughout the industry. MyRacePass has a nearly unlimited supply of tools to help any organization market themselves and reach an entirely new audience.

Follow MyRacePass: https://Facebook/MyRacePass https://Twitter/MyRacePass Get the App: Search MyRacePass on the Apple Store or Google Play.

For Additional Information, please contact:

Joe Tripp Managing Partner & CEO Turn 3 Media, LLC d/b/a SPEED SPORT (704) 790-0136 (w) (406) 564-6190 (c) jtripp@speedsport.com www.speedsport.com

 

 

ENGINE PRO & ARP RENEW SPRINTS ON DIRT TITLE SPONSORSHIP FOR 2018

December 7, 2017 by John Naida

Sprints on Dirt announced at the Performance Racing Industry in Indianapolis that is excited to once again have Engine Pro and ARP as title sponsor partners for 2018. Powered for the third season by its “beyond limits” format, SOD is charging full speed into next season. Its exceptional racing has attracted the attention of competitors, sponsors, and fans alike. The partnership with Engine Pro and ARP was proven to be the right decision as results have exceeded all expectations. SOD is busy putting together all the pieces for 2018 and details will be released throughout the next few months.

Scott Overlund, Sales and Marketing Manager, The Perfit Corporation / Engine Pro, had this to say about the partnership renewal: “We are pleased to announce our continued partnership with Sprints On Dirt for the 2018 season. For over 15 years, the SOD series has been a great marketing partner showcasing our name and our products at many great venues throughout the Midwest. Their thrilling style of racing, along with the great people involved within this series, make it easy to keep this relationship going.”

Engine Pro is the largest engine parts warehouse network in the USA, distributing a full line of brand name internal engine components exclusively to the wholesale market. Engine Pro inventories engine parts for domestic and import passenger car, light truck, heavy duty, industrial, marine, agricultural and performance applications. Engine Pro is committed to building the success of their customers by offering competitive pricing, innovative programs and knowledgeable sales representatives. It also produces Engine Pro brand engine products to provide an affordable option for race engine builders who want the highest quality and a moderate price. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com.

ARP, a leader in high performance fasteners, has an extensive product line containing thousands of part numbers, and has includes virtually every fastener found in an engine and driveline. These range from quality high performance OEM replacement parts to exotic specialty hardware for Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR and NHRA drag racing and marine applications. ARP is a highly diversified manufacturer with five operational entities in Southern California including forging, machining, finishing and packaging/warehousing facilities. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.

Sprints On Dirt shares Engine Pro’s customer commitment by providing fans, promoters, sponsors, and racers with exciting winged dirt track sprint car racing.

Follow SOD on the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page. For more information, email SOD at director@sprintsondirt.com or call 734.309.RACE.

 

 

Justin Grant Joins TOPP Motorsports Team for 2018 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Season

Indianapolis, IN – TOPP Motorsports is proud to announce that seasoned sprint car driver Justin Grant has joined the team. Coming off of a top three finish in both driver and owner points independently for USAC National Sprints in 2017, the duo has partnered for the upcoming season to make a run at the USAC National Sprint tile.

“We’re excited that this partnership has come together,” said Kevin Birchmeier, owner and President of TOPP Motorsports. “Justin is such a talented driver. With him behind the wheel of our top notch equipment, we know we have a winning combination to keep headed toward our goal of winning the USAC Sprint Championship.”

“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to drive for TOPP Motorsports,” expressed Justin Grant. “I’m really looking forward to wearing the TOPP name and working with such a talented team. I missed out on the Championship title by one place this past season and I’m confident that together with TOPP, we can get to that top spot.”

Grant is coming off of a stellar season, finishing second in USAC National Sprint points by a mere six points and receiving various honors for his versatility and performance. He was recently announced as the winner of the Prosource Fast Time Award Challenge for earning fast qualifier eight different times in 2017. Additionally, Grant was the only driver in 2017 to start all USAC National point races – Silver Crown, Midgets and Sprints – and was one of only two drivers across all divisions to win feature events in each division. It was recently announced that Grant’s consistency in performance across the three National USAC divisions has earned him the coveted Mike Curb “Super License” and a $5,000 award.

Grant’s versatility is something that the team looks forward to, as it grows.

“We love that Justin is so versatile,” stated Birchmeier. “Having a driver that has the experience and track record of winning that Justin does opens a lot of doors for us. I can’t tell you enough how thrilled we are to have him as part of our TOPP family.”

 

 

Two-Time Champ Lines, Scelzi and Wormall Return

Two of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic’s Top Ten from 2017 have entered for the South West Conveyancing supported 2018 version of the event at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

Having previously stood on top of the podium in both 2011 with Monte Motorsport and 2013 with Hall’s Motorsport, Mt. Gambier’s Steven Lines managed a strong ninth place finish last January behind eventual Classic Champion James McFadden.

The Classic’s fifth place finisher from 2017 Dominic Scelzi is also set to return as a part of the impressive Wormall Motorsport outfit with teammate Mitch Wormall.

Lines is always fast at Warrnambool, however in 2018 a slightly new combination will be in play with the Hall’s Motorsport team enlisting the assistance of renowned crew chief Dave Sharman to weave his magic on the distinctive Morrison powered Cool Chassis.

As always Lines will have all the go-fast-bits to launch an attack on what promises to be a huge field come January 19 to 21 for the Classic for the supporters of Hall’s Motorsport including Albany 4WD and Camping Centre, Grow Systems Australia, Clarend Transport and East Coast Logistics.

Mitch Wormall who was another of the young guns to impress at the 2017 Classic, where he managed to qualify for the B-Main, will again look to soak up as much instruction and information as he can from his imported teammate.

Having also gathered more experience and knowledge betaking in an extended program of racing in the United States as well during this past off-season, which should see him continue to improve as the season progresses.

When Dominic Scelzi arrived on Australian shores for Wormall Motorsport from Fresno in California, last summer, few would have expected him to have the impact he did, given that he was to be joined at Wormall Motorsport by a second American in Brian Brown.

Scelzi however put together some impressive results including a stout 5th place finish in the 2017 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

In 2018 he gets a chance to improve again on that result as the 2017 Rookie of the Knoxville Nationals, will again combine as a formidable team with Wormall Motorsport and teammate Mitch Wormall for not only an assault on the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic but also a full World Series Sprintcars Tour!

Scelzi who began racing as a six-year old and cut his teeth in the Junior Micro Sprint division before progressing to Restricted Micro Sprints, during which time he secured 18 feature race wins and a maiden Track Championship at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, California.

Throughout 2017 Scelzi, embarked on a 70-race schedule that included regular competition with the World of Outlaws, earning a career first World of Outlaws podium finish (3rd) during the famed Gold Cup event in his native California.

Scelzi also recorded race wins at Calistoga Speedway where he won the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion of the California Dirt Classic and then at Dubuque Fairgrounds in Dubuque, Iowa where he raced wheel-to-wheel with Terry McCarl en-route to victory. Scelzi was to round out his season in fine style by winning the Tribute to Gary Patterson Race at the Dirt Track at Stockton, California which is an event that carries much prestige and history.

If Scelzi can maintain this positive momentum through the early rounds of World Series Sprintcars and bring it all to the table for the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic then there is no reason why the Wormall Civil, Fuel Distributors WA, Valvoline, Clark Equipment, Mayday Earthmoving, Merger Contracting, Brooks Hire, CTS Transport and OTR Tyres, KRE Powered Maxim can’t be a contender again in 2018.

The 2018 46th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

DCRP Awards Banquet Set for January 27

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (December 6, 2017) – With another exhilarating racing season in the books at the state-of-the-art Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas, all that remains is the annual awards banquet.

The top 2017 competitors in each division will receive their hardware and points fund money on Saturday night, January 27, 2018, at the Western Expo Center that is located adjacent to the track at the intersection of US 56 and US 283 on the south edge of Dodge City, KS.

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., with dinner served at 7:00 p.m. and the awards ceremony to follow.

Tickets to the event are just $25 per person and must be ordered by January 20, 2018, to determine an accurate headcount. Tickets may be ordered by calling Gina Wilson at 620-339-9873 or Tommie Estes, Jr., at 405-238-8485.

The top ten in points in all five divisions (Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks) that competed in at least 80% of the events will receive trophies and point fund money.

The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park featured 14 scheduled nights of racing action with Taylor Velasquez (Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars), Clay Sellard (IMCA Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars) and Reagan Sellard (IMCA Hobby Stocks) each capturing track championships.

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

 

 

Bricen James Returning To Chili Bowl Midget Nationals; Running For Johnny Herrera Racing Once Again

 By Ben Deatherage Albany, Oregon- While most drivers will have to wait for the spring to come about before resuming their racing careers that will not be the case for Bricen James. The Albany, Oregon native will be back in action in January for the 2018 Chili Bowl Nationals piloting the Johnny Herrera Racing #45X entry prepared by legendary car owner/crew chief Kenny Woodruff. James will be one of over three hundred drivers expected to make the trip to the Tulsa, Oklahoma event.

2017 was quite the successful season for James. That was until he would be sidelined for the rest of the Oregon campaign after sustaining a broken kneecap on September 9th during a 360 Sprint Car race at Cottage Grove Speedway. Since then his body has amazingly healed quicker than anticipated to where he is one-hundred-percent fit and is completely cleared by physicians. In fact, he did manage to race in November’s Duel In The Desert event in a IMCA Modified at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I’m one-hundred-percent healed and the bone is back to where it should be,” commented Bricen, “I had my final appointment the other day and the doctor said everything looks great. I want to say thanks to the fans and the racing community for the support through my injury”

It will be the second occasion that James has participated in the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Last year he was the third highest finishing rookie and place fifty-sixth overall making it as high as the C Main. One of the biggest highlight however was when he was the flag bearer of his native Oregon for the Parade Of Flags.

“My goal is to finish better than last year even if it means only making it to the B Main. Last year I didn’t know a thing and this time I think I have a clue.”

This will be his first time getting behind the wheel of an Open Wheel car since sustaining his injury last fall.

“When I ran the Modified at Vegas I was a little nervous going in. Since then I feel totally fine.”

Once the Chili Bowl Nationals have concluded the rest of the 2018 schedule is a bit up in the air. Bricen plans on spending most of the season in his IMCA Modified but as far as when and where he’ll be racing is still to be determined.

When asked about if he would ever climb back in to a Sprint Car he responded by saying, “As far as Sprint Car racing is concerned if [car owner] Tim (Galloway] puts the car together I’ll drive it for him in a heartbeat.”

The James family is reaching out for anyone that can help cover the cost of the ride, travel expenses, or even lodging. If you would like to help feel free to contact his father, Charlie, at (541)-979-8613 for further details. Also, be sure and follow James Gang Racing on Facebook for some cool stuff you can get if you donate. As of this moment T-Shirts are currently on sale with all proceeds going towards the trip.

The Chili Bowl was founded in 1987 by Emmett Hahn and Lanny Edwards and is dubbed the “Super Bowl of Midget racing”. The race is a weeklong extravaganza featuring nearly three-hundred drivers from all over with all sorts of different racing backgrounds. The finale has been won by legendary drivers such as Sammy Swindell, Kevin Swindell, Lealand McSpadden, Andy Hillenburg, Tony Stewart, Billy Boat, Rico Abreu and Dave Blaney to name a few. The late Midget greats Bryan Clauson and Rich Vogler have hoisted the champion’s trophy on high while 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion and Turkey Night Grand Prix winner, Christopher Bell, is the defending Chili Bowl victor.

Bricen James is a second-generation driver from the town of Albany, Oregon. James’ father, Charlie, was a two-time Willamette Speedway, in Lebanon, Oregon, track champion back in the 1990’s. Bricen won three titles in the same year at Willamette in 2014 as well as winning a championship at Salem Indoor Speedway earlier in his career. Other notable wins on his resume includes the 2015 triumph at the Big Sky Kartway’s Wild West Shootout in Missoula, Montana. In 2017 he would win the IMCA Modified portion of the Strawberry Cup at Willamette Speedway.

Johnny Herrera is a veteran racer from the American Southwest. Herrera is a former World of Outlaw Sprint Series Rookie of the Year, Kings Royal winner at Rossburg, Ohio’s famed Eldora Speedway, and has two track championships at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. Herrera also has a Midget title to his credit back in 2008 with the New Mexico Midget Racing Association.

Kenny Woodruff is a legendary crew chief as well a former Sprint Car owner and has worked with an all-star cast of drivers. In 1978 his very own car, driven by Jimmy Boyd, would win the first ever World of Outlaw Sprint Series race at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. Indiana legend Danny Smith also drove for him. Among the many notable drivers, Woodruff would wrench for were Doug Wolfgang, Sammy Swindell, Danny Lasoski, Lealand McSpadden, Jeff Swindell, Steve Kinser, and Johnny Herrera.

Kenny would spend a few years with Bobby Davis Jr. before they moved to the prestigious Beverly and Casey Luna team and won an Outlaw title in 1989. In 1993 Dave Blaney would join the team and remain there for five years and would win a World of Outlaw championship, in 1995, as well as two King’s Royals at Eldora, a Gold Cup at Chico, California’s Silver Dollar Speedway, and the 1997 Knoxville Nationals. Eventually Kenny hooked up with a young man from North Dakota and served as a valuable mentor to him. That driver would become one of the most dominant Sprint Car pilots in the last ten years. His name, Donny Schatz. Kenny Woodruff was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2005.

 

 

J-Mac Aims for Back-to-Back Classics

Leading into the 2017 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, James McFadden could have been forgiven for thinking that the Classic may just have been that one event that he couldn’t tick from his bucket list!

However, the two-time Australian Champion, hadn’t factored in that he would be joining arguably the most professional team in the land, when he inherited the coveted Monte Motorsport, Milwaukee Tools W17 from Kyle Hirst, a ride which has a rich tradition of Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic success.

Not only did McFadden add a third World Series Sprintcars Championship to his resume, backing up his previous triumphs from the 2011-12 and 2012-13 season, but he also ticked the Classic from his bucket list, giving Monte Motorsport team principal – Luch Monte – an amazing sixth win!

McFadden’s weekend was near perfect, he accumulated points in his heats and recorded a solid, if not spectacular fourth place finish in his Saturday night Qualifying A-Main.

Sunday was however his time to shine as he moved forward again in his final heat race of the weekend, a result that good enough to see him start the 40-lap Classic final from the front row, alongside great rival and friend Brooke Tatnell.

From there as they say the rest is history, with McFadden delivering over the ensuing forty laps to take home the $30,000.00 pay day, becoming a Classic Champion in the process.

Now McFadden, Luch Monte and Crew Chief Kim Buswell will take aim at the 2018 South West Conveyancing GASC as a part of what again will be a hectic tour of duty for the Milwaukee Tools W17.

Having already shown outstanding early season form since returning from the United States where he claimed an impressive career first World of Outlaws feature race win, at the famed Williams Grove Speedway on September 29 as a part of the National Open. McFadden’s drive was super impressive, leading home Greg Hodnett, Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet and Shane Stewart and collecting $10,000.00 along the way.

During our off-season James also very nearly righted some previous wrongs in his on-going love-hate relationship with the Knoxville Nationals!

This year it was defending Nationals Champion Jason Johnson and a mere 0.774 seconds that stood between McFadden and a coveted A-Main starting position. He would eventually qualify for the Saturday night B-Main.

For their 2018 tilt at the Classic, James and the Monte Motorsport team will again enjoyable the enviable backing of Milwaukee Tools Australia, while also enjoying the support of Aleabrax Systems, Daimler Trucks Perth, Kaeding Performance, Factory Kahne, KRE Race Engines, Performance Racegear and Allstar Performance.

Joining McFadden in the Classic field will be another of the 2017-18 World Series Sprintcars Contracted Drivers – Kevin Titman.

Hailing from Capalaba in Queensland, Titman impressed many with his strong qualifying night run in 2017, where he managed to qualify into the A-Main as a part of the Australia-America Challenge Cup.

From there he again performed strongly to eventually finish just shy of a transfer into the Classic finale, finishing 7th in B-Main 2 as a part of the Sunday night program.

In 2018 Titman, will be have his Classic tilt supported by KTM Australia, John Titman Racing, Maxwill Racing Engines, Millers Powder Coating, QTM Brakes and JTR Speedway Spares. A genuine rookie of the 2018 Classic will be Warrnambool based former Formula 500 driver Chris Heard.

Heard has enjoyed some mixed fortunes so far in his brief Sprintcar career, but come the Classic will have had some additional seat time under his belt.

South West Tools and Industrial, Grey Tradie Services, Monster Ignition, Cassign and Wurth will provide the support for Heard as he climbs into the cock-pit of the Meehan Race Engines powered Maxim.

The 2018 46th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CARS TO BE FUELED BY RUSH "VISUAL" METHANOL FROM INSINGER PERFORMANCE

December 5, 2017 (By Mike Leone)

(Pulaski, PA)...When the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Cars powered by Pace Performance debut in the spring of 2018, the traditional non-wing open wheel cars will be fueled by RUSH "Visual" Methanol from Insinger Performance. The Sprint Cars will join RUSH's other divisions on dirt and asphalt with a mandated spec fuel program put in place in 2016 to control cost and ensure competitive parity throughout the Series.

RUSH will become one of the first sanctioning bodies in the country to mandate a "visual" methanol, a safety-based product that will assist emergency personnel when seconds count to more easily see a methanol fire, as well as pinpoint the location of the fire.

Dyno and track testing results have proved that performance is consistent with conventional AA spec Alcohol, which is the purest alcohol in today's market and will be sold at a comparable cost. The mandated spec Methanol will assure all competitors that everyone in the RUSH Sprint Car Series is competing with the same fuel. For additional information on the RUSH "Visual" Methanol specs, check out www.rushsprintcars.com/Visual%20Methanol%20Specs.pdf. As is typical in the other RUSH divisions, testing/sampling will be randomly done at the events.

"We are very pleased to be able to spec the RUSH "Visual" Methanol produced by Insinger Performance into the RUSH Sprint Car Series," expressed RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "Our Sunoco spec fuel rules have been very successful and well received by RUSH racers across the board in our other divisions and we are confident the implementation of the RUSH "Visual" Methanol is the Sprint Cars will have the same results. Adding the visual agent to the methanol and the fact that it is more environmentally friendly than other methanol type products is a tremendous bonus for all concerned. I believe this product will very quickly become more common at other speedways and series throughout the country."

RUSH "Visual" Methanol will be available in 55-gallon sealed drums throughout the RUSH/Sunoco network of approved RUSH distributors and at Precise Racing Product's trackside service at Lernerville Speedway. See complete list of RUSH distributors on our website on the Insinger block.

Series directors have been working with regional promoters and will be releasing a schedule of 20-24 events throughout western Pa., Ohio, and western New York in the coming weeks. Bonnell's Rod Shop will present the $20,000+ Weekly Series Championship and just recently the $3,000 "Wednesday Night Lighting" Championship point fund was added that will surround and showcase Lernerville Speedway's five monthly Wednesday events. Point funds programs now exceed $23,600.

2018 RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

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 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Sprint Car website is www.rushsprintcars.com. "Like" our Facebook page at ww.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints for the latest news and updates.

 

 

Krikke Motorsport Gear Up for Veal Debut

Off the back of numerous substitutional changes within the team over the off season, Krikke Motorsport are excited to get their 2017-18 season underway this Saturday night, with new driver Jamie Veal set to complete his first hit out with the team in the Western Australian 410 Sprintcar Title at the Perth Motorplex.

Having already contested nine race meetings this season behind the wheel of his own car, which have seen him collect multiple feature-race victories, including the Col Beasley Classic and Jackpot Invitational, and numerous podium finishers, Veal is content with his recent form ahead of this Saturday night’s debut aboard the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire (TEH) supported Maxim.

“I’m looking forward to finally making my debut with Krikke Motorsport, having joined the team quite some time ago during the off season,” expressed Veal, who has previously worked with Krikke Motorsport crew chief Dylan Buswell and who will be completing the majority of the 410 Sprintcar calendar with the team, excluding a small number of selected shows in his own car.

“Being familiar with Dylan (Buswell), as well as the Maxim chassis, nothing should feel too different when we take to the track on Saturday night. We’ll be having a practice hit out prior to the Western Australian Title, so it will be good to get in the car and make sure that everything’s working as it should be to build up some confidence.

“Despite a few disappointing results, I’m fairly happy with my season form so far so hopefully I can continue that on Saturday night and come away with a good result for the team.”

Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke is equally as excited to get the 2017-18 season underway, with the addition of Veal being a much-hyped development for the team.

“A lot of work has gone into this season and we’ve made a number of changes in preparation for it, including a new livery and a new driver in Jamie, so we’re looking forward to a successful season,” said Krikke.

“Jamie is a talented driver, who has already displayed strong form in his own car this season, so we have no doubt that we’ll be able to challenge for the Western Australian Title win.”

Krikke Motorsport have also launched a brand-new range of 2017-18 season team merchandise, including t-shirts, hoodies and hats, which are available in a range of sizes and can be purchased through the team’s online store via the following link: www.krikkemotorsport.com.au/online-store.

Krikke Motorsport would like to thank the following 2017-18 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, Valvoline Oils, Orrcon Steel, Darby’s Paints, Bunbury Toyota, BR Motorsports, Vortex Racing Products, A. Lucas Spraypainters, Skwid Signs, and Redline Media.

To find out more about the Krikke Motorsport team and to keep up to date with current news and results, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

Reed, Dussel, Keegan, Brooks crowned Fremont champs; Foos, Weaver earn FAST titles

By Brian Liskai

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Fremont Speedway wrapped up it’s 66th anniversary season Saturday, Dec. 2 at the 10 58 Event Center here, crowning the 2017 champions along recognizing the top 10 in points in the four weekly divisions at “The Track That Action Built.” The champions and top 10 in points in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics and the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro also received their hardware.

Prior to handing out the point fun monies Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer also handed out special recognition awards to employees Sue Lohr, David Castillo and Mary Kramer. He also praised the push truck teams for their efforts in 2017. Farmer also awarded the Alex Burkett Business Partner Award to Roots Poultry of Fremont. Kistler Engines was awarded the Engine Builder of the Year honor for 2017.

Farmer told the crowd the recent sale of the Fremont Speedway business to the Sandusky Agricultural Society will help ensure the future of the race track and the fairgrounds. “You won’t notice any changes. The same people will be at the track working to make sure the teams and fans have an enjoyable evening at the races,’ he said.

Then it was time to hand out the awards and point fund money for the top 10 in point sin the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints. Following is a look at the top 10 in points for 2017:

Champion – Byron Reed, Monclova, Ohio. Reed scored his 7th track title by competing in 12 of the 14 A-mains missing only the two BOSS non-wing events. He racked up 7 top five finishes including 4 wins (April 22, June 17, July 1 and Aug. 16) to run his career total at Fremont to 36 placing him 12th on the track’s all-time win list. Reed’s average A-main finishing position was 7th.

2. Bryan Lay, Genoa, Ohio. Tied with Stuart Brubaker – Lay competed in 12 of the 14 A-mains, missing only the two BOSS non-wing events. He recorded 4 top five finishes including his 5th career win at Fremont on June 10th. He also scored 9 top 10 finishes. Lay’s average A-main finishing position was 7th.

3. Stuart Brubaker, Gibsonburg, Ohio – A three time Fremont Speedway 305 track champion Brubaker competed in 13 of the 14 A-mains, missing only the season-ending BOSS show. He racked up 4 top five and 10 top 10 finishes including a season-best second on July 8th. His average A-main finishing position was 9th.

4. D.J. Foos, Fremont, Ohio – The 2017 FAST champion and 2012 Fremont 305 track champion competed in 12 of the 14 A-mains, missing only the pair of BOSS events. He recorded 4 top five finishes including back-to-back wins on Aug. 5 and Sept. 9 to run his career total at the track to 11. Foos also racked up 9 top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 8th.

5. Chris Andrews, Sandusky, Ohio – Andrews competed in 12 of the 14 A-mains, missing only the two BOSS events. He recorded 6 top five finishes including a season-best runner-up finish on Aug. 15th and 4 third place runs. He also recorded 9 top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 8th.

6. Tyler Gunn, Napoleon, Ohio – Gunn competed in 11 of the 14 A-mains in 2017. He recorded 5 top five and 8 top 10 finishes including a season-best runner-up finish on Aug. 5th. His average A-main finishing position was 9th

7. Broc Martin, Wooster, Ohio – Fremont’s 2016 track champion competed in 10 of the 14 A-mains in 2017, recording a pair of top five finishes and four top 10 finishes including a season-best runner-up on Aug. 16th. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

8. Brian Smith, Fremont, Ohio – Fremont’s 2004 305 track champion competed in 12 of the 14 A-mains in 2017, missing only the Aug. 15 and 16 events. He racked up 7 top 10 finishes including a season-best 5th during the May 13 BOSS event. Smith’s average A-main finishing position was 12th.

9. Dan McCarron, Britton, Mich. – The 2017 rookie of the year competed in 11 of the 14 A-mains in 2017. He recorded a season-best 9th place finish on June 10 on route to an average A-main finishing position of 12th.

10. Jody Keegan, Fremont, Ohio – The track’s 1992 Fun Car and 1996 305 sprint champion competed in 9 of the 14 A-mains in 2017. He recorded four top 10 finishes including a season-best fourth on June 17. Keegan’s average A-main finishing position was 11th.

Following is a look at the top 10 in points in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints:

Champion – Nate Dussel, Gibsonburg, Ohio – In racking up his second consecutive Fremont championship, Dussel competed in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2017, missing only the last show of the year. He recorded a remarkable 9 top five finishes including a win on July 8. Combined with his first ever 360 win at the track Dussel now has 23 career victories at Fremont. He also racked up 11 top 10 finishes. Besides his win, Dussel recorded a pair of runner-up finishes and five third place runs. His average A-main finishing position was an incredible 5th.

2. – John Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. The three time 410, two time 305 and former dirt truck Fremont track champion competed in all 15 of the A-mains in 2015 to finish just four points away from the championship. Ivy recorded an incredible 10 top five finishes including four wins (May 13, June 24, Aug. 5 and Aug. 22) to run his remarkable career total to 56 at Fremont placing him fifth on the track’s all-time win list. Besides his wins Ivy scored three runner-up finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 5th.

3. Paul Weaver, Fremont, Ohio. A two time 305 track champion and the 2017 FAST champion competed in all 15 A-mains in 2017 finishing just five points away from the championship. He racked up a remarkable 11 top five finishes including four wins (April 22, June 10, Aug. 15 and 16) to run his career total at Fremont to 45 placing him 7th on the track’s all-time win list. He also recorded a pair of runner-up finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 6th.

4. Brandon Moore, Clyde, Ohio. Moore competed in 14 of the 15 A-mains, missing only the Aug. 15 event. He recorded five top five and 11 top 10 finishes. Moore scored his first career Fremont win on May 27th and had an average A-main finishing position of 8th.

5. Alvin Roepke, Elmore, Ohio. Roepke competed in 13 of the 15 A-mains, missing the final two events of 2017. He scored six top five finishes including a pair of season-best runner-up positions on June 10 and July 8. He recorded nine top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 7th.

6. Kyle Capodice, Sandusky, Ohio. Capodice competed in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2017, missing only the June 17 event. He recorded five top five and 11 top 10 finishes including a season-best runner-up finish on May 13. His average A-main finishing position was 7th.

7. Bobby Clark, Fremont, Ohio. Clark, the track’s 2015 305 champion and a two time 360 Fremont champion, raced in all 15 A-mains in 2017. He recorded four top five and eight top 10 finishes including a win on Sept. 9 to run his career total to 35 at Fremont, placing him 13th on the track’s all-time win list. Clark’s average A-main finishing position was 9th.

8. Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio. Miller competed in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2017, missing only the last show of the year. He recorded three top five and 7 top 10 finishes including a season-best third on Aug. 22. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

9. Seth Schneider, Fremont, Ohio. Schneider competed in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2017, missing only the Sept. 16th event. He recorded five top 10 finishes including his first ever win on July 29. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

10. Steve Rando, Lindsey, Ohio. Rando competed in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2017, missing only opening night. He recorded six top five and 10 top 10 finishes including wins on Jun\e 17 and July 1 to run his career total to 11 at Fremont. His average A-main finishing position was 8th.

Rookie of the year – Justin Adams, Gibsonburg, Ohio. Justin finished 13th in the track’s points, competing in 9 of the 15 A-mains. He had a season-best finish of 14th on June 24th.

Following is a look at the top 10 in points in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks:

Champion-Dustin Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. Keegan competed in all 13 A-mains in 2017, never finishing out of the top 10. He recorded 11 top five finishes including wins on May 12 and June 17 to go along with four runner-up finishes. Dustin now has 6 career wins at Fremont Speedway. His average A-main finishing position was a remarkable third!

2. Keith Sorg, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 2016 dirt truck champion competed in all 13 A-mains in 2017 to finish just four points out of the championship. Sorg never finished worse than 7th all season including scoring a win on July 29th to run his career total to 4 at Fremont. He also recorded 3 runner-up finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of fourth.

3. Brad Mitten, Fremont, Ohio. Mitten competed in 11 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing only the final two events. He recorded five top five and 10 top 10 finishes and scored his first career win on July 8. His average A-main finishing position was fifth.

4. Shawn Valenti, Fostoria, Ohio. Fremont’s 2014 truck champion competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing only the May 12th event. Of those 12 features, he recorded 9 wins to run his career total at Fremont to 41, putting him 10th on the track’s all-time win list. Besides his 9 wins, he scored two runner-up finishes and a fifth. His average A-main finishing position was 2nd!

5. Jeff Ward, Sandusky, Ohio. Ward competed in all 13 A-mains in 2017, racking up six top five and 10 top 10 finishes including a pair of season-best thirds. His average A-main finishing position was 7th.

6. Brad Stuckey, Tiffin, Ohio. Stuckey competed in 11 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing only the final two nights. He recorded four top five and 7 top 10 finishes including a season-best pair of fourth place runs. His average A-main finishing position was 9th.

7. Jim Holcomb, Tiffin, Ohio. Holcomb competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the Sept. 16th event. He recorded three top five and 8 top 10 finishes including a season-best third. His average A-main finishing position was 9th.

8. Gene Potridge, Gibsonburg, Ohio. Potridge competed in all 13 A-mains in 2017. He racked up 7 top 10 finishes including four season-best eighth place runs. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

9. Thomas Anderson, Burgoon, Ohio. Anderson competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the Aug. 5 event. He recorded three top 10 finishes including a season-best sixth. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

10. Zeth Sabo, Fremont, Ohio. Sabo, the division’s rookie of the year, competed in 12 out of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing only the Aug. 5 event. He recorded a season-best 7th place finish on June 3 and had an average A-main finishing position of 15th.

Following is a look at the top 10 in points in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models:

Champion – John Brooks, Wayne, Ohio. In claiming his second straight Fremont track title, Brooks competed in all 13 A-mains in 2017. Other than a 10th place finish on the season-ending race, he never finished outside of the top five. Brooks posted 3 wins (July 8, July 29 and Sept. 9) to run his career total to 8 at the track. He also posted six runner-up finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of third.

2. Ky Harper, Delta, Ohio. Harper competed in all 13 A-mains in 2017, posting 6 wins (April 22, May 12, July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 15 and Sept. 16) to run his career total to 15 at Fremont Speedway. He also recorded a pair of runner-up finishes and a pair of third place runs. Harper’s average A-main finishing position was third.

3. Dustin Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. Keegan competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing only the Sept. 15 event. He posted 11 top 10 finishes including a season-best runner-up run on Sept. 30 to go with three third place finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 5th.

4. Chester Fitch, Tiffin, Ohio. Fitch competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing only the opening night feature. He recorded 10 top five finishes including 3 wins (May 27, June 3, July 1) to run his career mark to 9 at Fremont. He added a pair of runner-up finishes and four third place runs. His average A-main finishing position was 4th.

5. Chester Fitch III, Tiffin, Ohio. Fitch competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing only the ALMS show on June 24th. He never finished worse than 8th all season and recorded a season-best pair of fourth place finishes the final two evens of 2017. His average A-main finishing position was 6th.

6. Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio. Miller competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing only the ALMS show on June 24th. He recorded 10 top 10 finishes including a season-best second on May 27th. His average A-main finishing position was 8th.

7. Kyle Dukeshire, Fremont, Ohio. Dukeshire competed in 11 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing opening night and the ALMS event. He posted five top five finishes including a season-best third on July 29th. His average A-main finishing position was 6th.

8. Brad Mitten, Fremont, Ohio. Mitten competed in 10 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, never finishing out of the top 9. His season-best finish was a pair of fourths on Aug. 5 and Sept. 9. Mitten’s average A-main finishing position was 6th.

9. Jay King, Bettsville, Ohio. King competed in 10 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, posting 9 top 10 finishes including a season-best fourth on opening night. His average A-main finishing position was 8th.

10. Louis Kimberlin, Fostoria, Ohio. Kimberlin competed in 5 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, scoring a season-best finish of 6th on July 1. His average A-main finishing position was 8th.

Following is a look at the top 10 in points in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series for 2017:

Champion – DJ Foos, Fremont, Ohio. Foos became the first driver to win championships in both the 410 and 305 FAST series, having claimed the 305 title in 2012. Foos compiled two wins in the 19 FAST events in 2017 and scored six top five and 10 top 10 finishes.

2. Chris Andrews, Sandusky, Ohio. Andrews, who claimed the Attica Raceway Park 2017 championship, scored three top five and 9 top 10 finishes in FAST competition.

3. Brian Lay, Genoa, Ohio. Lay scored a FAST win in 2017 to go with three top five and five top 10 finishes in series competition.

4. Tyler Gunn, Napoleon, Ohio. Gunn recorded three top five and six top 10 finishes in FAST events.

5. Duane Zablocki, Tiffin, Ohio. Zablocki recorded a top five and five top 10 finishes in series racing.

6. Shawn Valenti, Fostoria, Ohio. Valenti travelled to all 19 FAST event sin 2017, recording a top 10 finish.

7. Stuart Brubaker, Gibsonburg, Ohio. Brubaker, the 2010 FAST 305 champion, recorded one top five and five top 10 finishes in FAST competition.

8. Byron Reed, Monclova, Ohio. A three time FAST champion, Reed recorded a pair of series wins in 2017 to go with six top five and eight top 10 finishes while competing in 14 of the 19 FAST events.

9. Jody Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. Keegan scored a pair of top 10 finishes in 17 FAST events in 2017.

10. Dan McCarron, Britton, Mich. McCarron, the FAST rookie of the year, recorded one top 10 finish in the 17 series events he competed in during 2017.

Daniel Smith and Jay Kiser, mechanics on Foss’ machine, shared the George Fisher Mechanic of the Year award for the FAST series.

Following is a look at the top 10 in points in the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series for 2017.

Champion – Paul Weaver, Fremont, Ohio. In recording his second straight FAST title, Weaver scored five series wins to go with 8 top five finishes out of the 13 events in 2017.

2. Nate Dussel, Gibsonburg, Ohio. Dussel, the 2013 and 2014 FAST champion racked up three top five and 7 top 10 finishes in series competition in 2017.

3. Kyle Capodice, Sandusky, Ohio. Capodice recorded four top five and five top 10 finishes in FAST events.

4. Seth Schneider, Fremont, Ohio. Schneider scored his first ever FAST win in 2017 to go with a pair of top five finishes.

5. Kelsey Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. Ivy recorded three top five and five top 10 finishes in FAST events.

6. Jason Keckler, Fremont, Ohio. Keckler scored six top 10 finishes in FAST events in 2017.

7. Dustin Rall, Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Rall notched three top 10 finishes in series racing.

8. Landon LaLonde, South Amherst, Ohio. LaLonde recorded a top 10 finish in FAST events.

9. Bobby Clark, Fremont, Ohio. The 2015 FAST champion, Clark had one top five and a pair of top 10 finishes in FAST competition.

10. Tyler Street, Ashland, Ohio. Street had a top 10 finish in FAST competition in 2017.

Rookie of the Year – Chase Dunham, Leipsic, Ohio. Dunham finished 13th in FAST points in 2017.

Daniel Hoffman, crew chief on Weaver’s championship team, was awarded the George Fisher Mechanic of the Year award for the FAST series.

In related news at the banquet, Randy Mapus, trustee for the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame, announced the class to be inducted on June 2, 2018. The drivers to be enshrined are Skip Miller, Jimmy Leaser and Lin Potter. Also to be inducted are mechanics/car builders/car owners Larry and Bud Gill, Don and Ron Keegan, Jay Engler and Dick Hazard. Being inducted under the special contributor category will be Joe and Shirley Thompson.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

 

 

Bellm Breaks Out for Big 2017 Season

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (December 5, 2017) – Nixa, Missouri’s Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team enjoyed what could be best characterized as a “breakout campaign” during the 2017 Sprint Car racing season.

After scoring his first career ASCS Speedweek win at Amarillo, TX, in June, Bellm was red hot aboard the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry over the heat of the summer with a run of top-five after top-five finishes that included another four wins.

“It was the best season that we’ve had so far,” Bellm said of the 2017 effort. “We had some struggles early and then a little bit at the end of the year, but we really had things working well over the middle portion of the year.”

Competing in the early segment of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour slate along with selected Regional events, Bellm posted regional runner-ups at Moberly, MO, on April 22 and Humboldt, KS, on May 12 before striking for ASCS National Tour glory aboard the Kannady Racing Engines entry at Amarillo’s Route 66 Motor Speedway on June 10.

“It was good to get that win, it’s what this team was needing,” Bellm commented after the Amarillo score.

It got the team rolling, as soon after, Bellm and the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions team were nearly unstoppable over the hot summer months with four triumphs at Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway among a spree of ten top-five finishes in eleven events over the two-month span from June 24 to August 26.

In the closing stages of the season, Bellm added another pair of top-five runs aboard the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care entry that pushed the season total to 17 top-five finishes in 38 total starts after finishing out the season at I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals in October. Bellm narrowly missed the STN championship feature cut aboard the Greenworks Nursery/Landscapes Awarded machine among the field of more than 70 entries after racing into the Friday night preliminary feature.

Bellm and crew now go into the off-season after an impressive season that included five overall wins among 17 top-five runs.

“It was a great season for us and something we certainly couldn’t do without all the support from our marketing partners, RAMS, Christian County Collision, Schure Built Suspensions, Kannady Racing Engines, PPG Automotive Finishes, Colorvision, Schaeffers Racing Oil, Prater Designs, The Engine Heater, Bybee Lawn Care, Greenworks Nursery, and Landscapes Awarded” Bellm says. “Without them and the moral support from my family, fans and crew, we couldn’t do this.”

Currently, the 2018 schedule of events for Bellm are not yet finalized. Kyle's goal would be to drive for or partner with another team to contend for wins and possibly take another shot at the ASCS National tour. If nothing materializes over the winter we can expect a very similar schedule as 2017 in the Bellm Motorsports family owned 14k.

After serving notice this year, Bellm will certainly be one to keep an eye on during the 2018 season.

2017 Quick Stats: 38 races, 5 wins, 17 top-fives, 18 top-tens.

Up Next: 2018 schedule to be determined.

Keep Track: Keep track of Kyle Bellm’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.kylebellm.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KyleBellmRacing?fref=ts or on Twitter at @kylebellmracing.

If you would like Kyle Bellm Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

JANKOWIAK, MARESCA AND WHITTAKER MAKE PLANS FOR INDOOR THREE QUARTER MIDGET RACING SERIES

ALLENTOWN, PA December 4, 2017 . . . Always exciting Andy Jankowiak is making preparations for the Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP races this winter, in Allentown, Pa., Atlantic City, N.J., and Albany, N.Y.

Jankowiak will be in the field when the series opens for 2018 at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA., for the Ironton Telephone sponsored events on Friday and Saturday, January 5 and 6.

He’ll be returning to run them in a car he built last year that was blindingly fast yet balky to the point of intense frustration for the Buffalo, N.Y. area wheelman and huge fan favorite.

“The car is just about ready and the motor is in Texas being freshened up,” Jankowiak said. “It's a one-off car. We did a lot of rethinking and re-engineering on it since it was first built.”

Jankowiak characterized his 2017 Indoor Auto Racing Season finale in Atlantic City with the car as one with mixed results.

“We had ignition problems with the car last year but was fast when we got that figured out,” Jankowkiak said. “I got a late start on the car, put it together and cut it apart a couple of times. It’s all my design and it was fast. This year, I’ll be ready.”

While Allentown will be his first attempted conquest, Jankowiak is focused on Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. That’s where he won his first A-Main TQ feature, on Jan. 14. 2015. A year earlier, Jankowiak won an A-Main in Trenton.

As much as Jankowiak wants to win, he will be competing against nearly 60 drivers and teams who are just as determined to take the top prize.

Among them is Mike Maresca, the 22 year old Potsdam, N.Y., dirt track specialist.

Ever eager to race, Maresca has entered the Indoor Auto Racing Series for the second year. A full-time dirt Modified competitor who follows the Super DIRTcar Series, Maresca finished his 2017 season racing the first East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals.

For the TQ Midget indoor series he’ll be racing on the concrete floors of the three arenas with a Mark Lafler chassis/ Dave Pippard engine car. Maresca ran this car for the first time last year, at Atlantic City where he finished 13th.

For this year’s Indoor series Maresca will have a teammate. Central New York car dealer and fellow DIRTcar series driver Billy Whittaker has made a deal to drive a second Lafler built car Maresca’s team recently purchased.

Both drivers will also be a part of NAPA Know How weekend inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall January 20th and 21st. They are also really looking forward to a home game for them when the series make its first ever visit to Albany, New York’s Times Union Center on Friday and Saturday, February 9th and 10th.

Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., an eight time winner and three time Indoor Racing Series champion, is also going to be among the men to beat. He will be coming off a career best outdoor season on dirt that produced 17 wins and the BRP Modified Tour championship.

New Jersey native Ryan Flores of Mooresville, N.C., the 2017 series champion, is also eager to get back to Allentown where he sweep the two features held a year ago.

New England Asphalt Modified specialist Keith Rocco has plans to run in the Indoor Auto Racing Series trio of races for the first time in his career.

Rocco, who will be making his TQ Midget Indoors debut, has acquired the car Ryan Preece has raced in recent Indoor races with considerable success.

With a top car underneath him, Rocco, of Wallingford, CT, who won track championships this season at Waterford Speedbowl, Thompson Motorsports Park and Stafford Motor Speedway, is certain to rank among the pre-race favorites.

Preece, a NASCAR Xfinity Series winner this year, recently announced that he will drive a car owned by Donnie Preece, Ryan's uncle. Donnie Preece acquired sole ownership of the car from the late Ted Christopher's wife Quinn shortly after the racing legend's death in a private plane crash.

Driving a TQ Midget on the Indoor Series is a perfect off-season workout for the drivers. The TQs are open wheel race cars, specifically adapted for racing in the tight indoor speedway confines. Powered by a 750cc motorcycle engine, the car and driver weigh only 825 pounds allowing them to ignite to speeds up to 75 mph. The unbelievable racing, with lap times under eight seconds, has produced huge fan attendance.

These are not cookie cutter race cars held in a box by a large rule book. The suspension and car design are open to the team, making it a throwback style of racing.

The Ironton Telephone Allentown event schedule calls for racing to start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets will run a full program of racing with feature events both nights. Champ Karts will be racing in a complete show on Friday night, with the Slingshots on Saturday night.

For choice tickets, contact the PPL Center Box Office by phone at 610-347-TIXX (8499), online at pplcenter.com. The 2016 event was a sell-out.

The series moves next to the NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing Weekend in Atlantic City. For tickets, contact Ticketmaster, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, or the Area Auto Racing News office at 609-888-3618.

The finale will be a first annual event in New York State, on February 9-10, 2018 in the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y. For choice tickets, contact the Times Union Center Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, or visit online at ticketmaster.com.

 

 

Four-Day Knoxville Nationals Ticket Packages Available Now!

Four-day ticket packages for the 2018 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores are now available.

Knoxville Raceway underwent a seat-widening project over the off-season. Nearly 3,000 seats were removed due to the project, which means the Knoxville Nationals will be very close to a sell out in 2018! Get your tickets early to secure the seats you want.

Tickets are on sale or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431. Knoxville Raceway Debuts on iRacing

The long wait is over! Today, iRacing rolls out its newest featured track, Knoxville Raceway.

The highly-realistic online racing simulator has been a favorite of drivers and fans alike since 2008. In March 2017, iRacing included its first dirt track. The following month, iRacing arrived at Knoxville Raceway to prepare for its debut.

iRacing subscriptions are currently on sale for 50% off the regular price! Sale runs through Wednesday, December 6. Holiday Special on Season Tickets and Pit Pass Punch Cards

Now through December 22, Knoxville Raceway is offering a holiday special on season tickets!

Adult season tickets are now just $300. This pass includes 24 regular events, plus World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race, USAC, Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions and the Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. All together, it's a yearly savings of more than $100!

Teen season tickets for the same events are just $175.

Knoxville Raceway is also offering discounted pit pass punch cards. 10 Pit Passes for $200 - a $50 savings!

Call the ticket office at 641-842-5431 or purchase online here. 2018 Knoxville Raceway Schedule Knoxville Raceway will be celebrating its 65th Anniversary in 2018! The season will kick-off on Saturday, April 14 with the Kraig Ford/PellaMotors.com Season Opener. USAC will return to the track on Saturday, June 9. The two-day World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event has moved to June 29 and 30. And, the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions will return to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 28.

Join us for another great season at the Sprint Car Capital of the World!

The full schedule can be seen here .

 

Dominic Scelzi Nets Three Wins and Other Big Moments in 2017

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi produced a number of monumental moments during his 2017 campaign.

Scelzi earned a trio of feature victories, including winning two of the biggest 360ci winged sprint car events in California and garnering his first career win outside of his home state.

The first trip to Victory Lane came on June 24 at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., where Scelzi drove Nick McColloch's race car to the victory during the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion of the $10,000-to-win California Dirt Classic.

"Every successful sprint car driver wins that big one and we did it that night," Scelzi said. "That was huge for me. It's the biggest paying 360 race in the state and it was really neat to beat the quality of cars there. It was a very big deal for me and I'm extremely thankful to be the guy to take the trophy home."

Scelzi was victorious in the Midwest on July 25 at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, where he piloted his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported car to the triumph during the Sprint Invaders race.

"To race that hard with Terry McCarl was really cool," he said. "I grew up watching him and he's become a friend of mine. To battle with him and pick up a win was really neat."

Scelzi capped his season by winning the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion of the Tribute to Gary Patterson on Nov. 11 at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif.

"Winning the Tribute to Gary Patterson was special because of the history of the race," he said. "Any racer in California knows how important that race is. Gary was one of the best to come out of California."

Scelzi also earned the Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year Award and his first career podium finish with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series with a third-place result during the famed Gold Cup.

"Being the Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year is huge for me," he said. "I feel like we definitely gained a lot at Knoxville this year. You can only compete for that award once and to take that trophy home means a lot to me.

"We had some strong runs with the Outlaws this season that we didn't get the results we were in contention to earn. I was extremely happy to run third at such a prestigious race. Racing with the World of Outlaws is pretty tough and getting our first podium was big.

"A big thanks goes to everyone who has supported our team. We have great partners and I have a great family. I also want to thank Brandon and Scotty for their dedication. I'm fortunate to be able to race and I'm grateful we had the success we did in 2017."

Scelzi looks to continue his momentum this offseason when he will return to Australia to compete for the World Series Sprintcars championship with Wormall Motorsport. Scelzi is slated to compete from Dec. 26 to Feb. 25 before he will open his season in the United States racing with the World of Outlaws during its West Coast swing in March.

SEASON STATS -

70 races, 3 wins, 13 top fives, 21 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 52 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems

Based in Concord, N.C., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems manufactures custom seats and distributes a variety of racing accessories, including seat mounts, padding, belts and restraints, steering wheels and helmets. For additional information, visit http://www.ButlerBuilt.net.

"Safety and comfort are two of the most important things for a driver inside a race car and are two reasons why I choose ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems," Scelzi said.

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Roth Motorsports, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

Taylor Excited to Spread Racing Wings in 2018

Inside Line Promotions - GREEN RIVER, Colo. (Dec. 4, 2017) - Zac Taylor plans to expand his schedule next year after enjoying a career-best season in 2017.

Taylor will move into 360ci winged sprint cars and dabble in some pavement modified racing next year along with select 305ci sprint car and midget races thrown into the mix.

Taylor recorded seven victories, including his first aboard a midget, during a highly successful 2017 campaign. He earned his first-ever 305ci sprint car championship at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., to go with the Blood Sweat and Tears/Colorado Alliance Tour sprint car championship and the International Motor Car Association Colorado State title.

"By far this was my best year of racing," he said. "To win three championships in one year is beyond belief. It was close down the stretch and that was nerve-racking."

Taylor said his family should have a 360ci engine purchased within the next few weeks and the plans are to race several of the major ASCS events in 2018.

"Running the 305 has been great and was a fantastic way to learn how to handle a sprint car, but that won't get you noticed too much outside of Colorado," he said. "If I'm going to get my name out there and get more opportunities we need to move up."

Taylor said a crew member who helped out the family team this season has also offered him a chance to race a modified on pavement in 2018 and Todd Henry will once field a midget for him next year.

"We will try to race the sprint car and midget on the same weekend more in 2018," Taylor said. "And when we're not racing those I will fill in the schedule with the modified. And we kept the 305 engine in case we need to go racing."

Taylor plans to compete next in the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, which is Jan. 9-13 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Taylor will drive for Henry at the upcoming event.

"We had a great season with Todd and I learned a ton," he said. "Todd worked hard on setups for dry slick tracks and we just got better and better as the year went on. That will give me a better chance of success at the Chili Bowl. It will put me in a lot better comfort zone. I'll be in equipment I know with a crew chief I trust.

"I'm so excited for 2018 and the opportunities that are out there. I want to race more and continue to learn. It will be a challenge and won't be easy, but I'm committed to working hard to improve and grow in this sport."

2017 SEASON STATS -

26 races, 7 wins, 16 top fives, 17 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Jan. 9-13 at Spirit River Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 32 nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zac-Taylor-Racing/176561235888527

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1su-PDXOb8wWUoLAw_POQ/videos

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SuperClean

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"SuperClean was a big help in securing three championships in 2017," Taylor said. "They will back us at the Chili Bowl and we are talking about continuing the partnership in 2018."

Taylor would also like to thank H&H Resurfacing, Open Season Construction, Redline Performance Roofing & Roof Coating Systems, Unique Signs and Designs, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, the Kaiser Family, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company and Hoosier Racing Tires for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Reaches New Heights in Second Season Racing Sprint Cars

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2017) - Giovanni Scelzi took another leap forward in 2017 during only his second season racing a sprint car.

Scelzi scored five feature victories and finished second in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship standings - only one point out of first - this season.

"I thought it was a really successful year," he said. "I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth and everyone at Roth Motorsports for a great opportunity along with Bryan Sundby and everyone at BDS Motorsports. I was fortunate to drive for some great teams."

Scelzi earned a trio of King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series feature victories, none more special than on May 13 at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., where Scelzi used a last-lap pass to become the youngest winner in the series history.

"It was a race I felt like I made some mistakes in," he said. "I really calmed down and got my head on straight. Then I passed for the win on the last corner."

Scelzi added series wins at Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., on June 3 and at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 10. He also produced a 360ci winged sprint car triumph at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on May 5. All four wins were with Roth Motorsports.

Scelzi recorded a win outside of his home state on Aug. 18 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, where he swept the Sprint Invaders event by winning a heat race, the dash and the main event while driving for BDS Motorsports.

"I took a lot of big steps in a short amount of time this year," he said. "Going to a lot of new places and racing with different teams is tough, but you're learning and that's important in the evolution of a sprint car driver. I had good runs with most of the cars I drove and that's a confidence boost moving forward."

Scelzi had numerous other strong moments this season, like charging from 23 rd to ninth place during the Trophy Cup finale, finishing on the podium of an IRA Sprint Car Series event in Iowa, placing second during both nights of the Grizzly Nationals in Montana and setting quick time during qualifying a dozen times.

"I gained a lot of comfort and confidence this year and I can't wait for what the future holds," he said. "Thanks to everyone who has supported me. I think 2018 will be even bigger and better."

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 5 wins, 19 top fives, 30 top 10s, 39 top 15s, 43 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fuel Delivery Services, Inc.

Based in Stockton, Calif., Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., is a premier bulk transporter of refined petroleum products. For more information, visit http://www.FuelDeliveryServices.net .

"Mike with Fuel Delivery Services is a great guy who wants to see us do well and make it in racing," Scelzi said. "We really appreciate his support and look forward to the continued success with Fuel Delivery Services."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Roth Motorsports, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Sparco, K&N Filters, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

JJ Hickle Wins With Three Car Owners in 2017

PETERSEN MEDIA- As the calendar inches toward 2018, Quilcene, WA driver, JJ Hickle looks back and reflects on a great 2017 season that saw him capture wins aboard the Doug Rutz 8r, the Richard Samure No. 39c, as well as his own No. 3 entry.

“2017 was a great year, and I really have to thank Doug Rutz, Richard Samure, and Randy Pierce for allowing me to step in and driver for them at times,” JJ Hickle said. “To win in three different cars in two different countries is a pretty good stat.”

Competing mainly in Oregon and Washington in 2017, Hickle also was able to do a little traveling as well as he made appearances in California, Montana, Arizona, as well as Canada.

While focusing much of his efforts on winged 360ci racing, Hickle also showed his versatility in 2017 as he was able to get back to his roots at Deming Speedway and pick up a win in a Micro Sprint.

In 360 action, July was a big month for the Washington native as we able to pick up three consecutive wins in the heart of the Summer. Hickle started the winning by picking up a win in Great Falls, MT, and Billings, MT aboard the Samure NO. 39c, and then the following weekend he made a trip to Edmonton, AB Canada and picked up the Canadian Gold Cup win at Castrol Speedway in the famed Doug Rutz No. 8r.

Picking up a handful of Top-10 finishes in August, Hickle would return to Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, MT over the Labor Day holiday and score another win at the track, this time in his own machine.

While the win would mark his last of the season, Hickle would close his year out with five more Top-10 finishes in Washington, before closing his season out with the ASCS National Tour in Yuma, AZ where he would make all three feature events.

“It was a good year, and I really have to thank Pat, Ryan, Brett, Hunter, and my dad for all of their hard work and dedication this year,” Hickle added. “Guys like this make this all possible, and I really have to thank them as well as all of our great partners for their support.”

JJ Hickle would like to thank David Parrie, Steve’s Pumpjack, WRD Shocks, Kentch Bros. Racing, Kelly Martin, Doghouse Powdercoating, BigShow Ent., Highline Performance, NW Focus Midgets, and XXX Race Co. for their support in 2017.

 

 

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Releases 38 - Event 2018 Schedule

Belleville, IL - The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League has released a schedule showcasing 38 -events throughout 2018 with the season kicking off in February at Bubba Raceway Park and ending in November at Kennedale Speedway for the Season Championship.

Starting 2018, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will head to Ocala, Florida for the season opener at Bubba Raceway Park for the Inaugural Toyota Sunshine State Midget Challenge. This will be POWRi's maiden voyage to Florida and an exciting new crown jewel in POWRi's history with a two-day show on Friday, February 9th and Saturday, February 10th.

In March, POWRi will return to I-44 Riverside Speedway for the Fifth Annual Turnpike Challenge. Reminiscent of the inaugural Turnpike Challenge, Christopher Bell dominated the 2017 Turnpike Challenge, sweeping both nights for a powerful showing at the event joined by the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League.

New to 2018, Jacksonville Speedway hosts the Inaugural Midget Gold Cup on Friday, April 6th and Saturday, April 7th showcasing the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Two weeks later POWRi heads to Belle-Clair Speedway before taking to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday alongside the World of Outlaws.

The Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals, a fan-favorite doubleheader weekend, will kick off the month of May at Valley Speedway on May 4th and round out the weekend with the annual appearance at the title-sponsor owned Lucas Oil Speedway, labeled the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks," on May 5th. The Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals will be tri-sanctioned with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League, and the POWRi Lucas Oil Allstar Midget League.

After a wild inaugural showcasing in late September 2017 at Southern Illinois Raceway for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, which saw Christopher Bell take the checkers, the League is set to return on Saturday, May 19th for the Second Annual Southern Illinois Shootout.

The Seventh Annual Illinois SPEED Week, will host five consecutive nights of racing. Belle-Clair Speedway returns and will anchor the opening night of Illinois SPEED Week on Wednesday, June 6th. The League will then head to Fayette County Speedway for night two on Thursday, June 7th and then to Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, June 8th before Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 9th. Illinois SPEED Week will conclude on Sunday, June 10th at Lincoln Speedway.Saturday, June 30th at Macon Speedway and Sunday, July 1st POWRi will be run alongside the UMP Summer Nationals "Hell Tour."

After two nights of incredible racing in 2017, Valley Speedway hosts the Second Annual Thunder in the Valley on July 13th and 14th. Again tri-sanctioned for 2018, fans can expect to see excellent racing after Tanner Thorson won the opening night, with Spencer Bayston rounding out the weekend for a Keith Kunz Motorsports sweep of the Inaugural "Thunder in the Valley."

The POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues will return to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Friday and Saturday, August 3rd and 4th to run alongside the World of Outlaws for the Iron Man weekend. 2017's Ironman weekend produced a first-time winner with the League, as Kyle Schuett took the Prelude to the Ironman before rain claimed night two.

Rich in heritage and tradition, Angell Park Speedway will host two showings of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League in 2018. The first, coming on Sunday, July 8th will be the 37th Annual Pepsi Nationals. Saturday, July 7th the League will run at Fairbury American Legion Speedway before making the drive north to "The Prairie." The League will then return to Angell Park on Sunday, August 20th for the Sun Prairie Cornfest.

2018 will continue to be dotted with key events of the League's traditional schedule, including the Camfield Memorial at Macon Speedway on Saturday, August 19th, the Herb Barlow Memorial on Friday, September 7th at Jacksonville Speedway, and the Charlene Meents Memorial on Saturday, September 29th.

New for 2018, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will head to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri for Labor Day weekend. Wrapping up the 2018 National tour, Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas will host the Season Championship. This event will be joined by the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League to round out 2018.

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

2018 - POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Schedule

Fri, Feb 9 Bubba Raceway Park - Sunshine State Midget Challenge
Sat, Feb 10 Bubba Raceway Park - Sunshine State Midget Challenge
Fri, March 23* I-44 Speedway - Turnpike Challenge
Sat, March 24* I-44 Speedway - Turnpike Challenge
Fri, April 6 Jacksonville Speedway - Midget Gold Cup
Sat April 7 Jacksonville Speedway - Midget Gold Cup
Fri, April 20 Belle-Clair Speedway - Knepper Memorial
Sat, April 21 I-55 Raceway - With the World of Outlaws
Fri, May 4*+ Valley Speedway - MO Mid-State Midget Nationals
Sat, May 5*+ Lucas Oil Speedway - MO Mid-State Midget Nationals
Fri, May 11 Jacksonville Speedway - Midwest Season Opener
Sat, May 12 Macon Speedway - Midwest Season Opener
Fri, May 18 Belle-Clair Speedway - Southern Illinois Shootout
Sat, May 19 Southern Illinois Raceway - Southern Illinois Shootout
Wed, June 6 Belle-Clair Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Thur, June 7 Fayette County Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Fri, June 8 Jacksonville Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Sat, June 9 Macon Speedway - SPEED Week Sun, June 10 Lincoln Speedway - SPEED Week Sat, June 30 Macon Speedway
Sun, July 1 Lincoln Speedway
Sat, July 7 Fairbury Speedway
Sun, July 8 Angell Park Speedway - Pepsi Nationals
Fri, July 13*+ Valley Speedway - Thunder In the Valley
Sat, July 14*+ Valley Speedway - Thunder In the Valley
Fri, Aug 3 * I-55 Raceway - Iron Man 55
Sat, Aug 4 * I-55 Raceway - Iron Man 55
Sat, Aug 19 Macon Speedway - Camfield Memorial
Sun, Aug 20 Angell Park Speedway - Cornfest
Sat, Sept 1 Lake Ozarks Speedway
Sun, Sept 2 Lake Ozarks Speedway
Fri, Sept 7 Jacksonville Speedway - Herb Barlow Memorial
Sat, Sept 8 Spoon River Speedway - Tom Knowles Memorial
Sat, Sept 29 Belle-Clair Speedway - Meents Memorial
Fri, Oct 12 Jacksonville Speedway
Sat, Oct 13 Belle-Clair Speedway - Battle at the Bullring
Fri, Nov 9* Kennedale Speedway Park - Season Championship
Sat, Nov 10* Kennedale Speedway Park - Season Championship
Co-Sanction - *POWRi West, +Outlaw,

 

 

13th Novelis 'Fan Can Chase' Raises $8,300; 138,000 Cans Collected

OSWEGO, NY (December 4, 2017) - Oswego Speedway’s 2017 Novelis Fan Can Chase officially concluded following the speedway’s Track Championship events contested on Saturday, August 19 and it is now time to announce the season totals for dollar amounts raised as well as final can counts.

Throughout the 2017 season, 138,000 cans were collected for the thirteenth annual addition of the Fan Can Chase which pushed the all-time total to nearly 1.4 million. This made for a total dollar amount of $8,300 which will be donated to charities. Repeat winner Jim Larkin was the leader of the drive at an impressive 18,110 cans.

Novelis, the longtime headlining sponsor of the speedway’s Supermodified division, is the worldwide leader of rolled aluminum products which delivers unique solutions for the most demanding global applications such as beverage cans, automobiles, architecture, and consumer electronics. It’s Oswego plant has also allowed Novelis to be the regional leader in aluminum products across Oswego County and beyond.

“Through our joint efforts with the Oswego Speedway, Scriba Can and Bottle, and most importantly, the race fans, we collected nearly 138,000 cans this season,” said Novelis Finance Lead Tom Salvador. “We are pleased to say once again that the $8,300 from these cans will be donated to local charities. We are extremely grateful for all who participated in helping us reach these amounts.”

Pictured are Katie Brasser, John Proctor, Jennifer Parrish, Tom Salvador, Jenn Reebel and Kaitlyn Wallis of Novelis, Scriba Can and Bottle and Oswego Speedway with the Novelis banner and $8,300 check from this season’s Fan Can Chase.

With Oswego Speedway’s full 2018 schedule now revealed, all signs point to the return of the Novelis Fan Chase next season with dates to be announced. Full time schedules and pricing for Oswego’s 68th consecutive season of action will be revealed in the near future.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at www.OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Chase Johnson Teams Up With Safecraft Safety Equipment to Chase KWS-NARC Championship

Inside Line Promotions - PENNGROVE, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2017) - Chase Johnson is excited to announce that he is aiming for the King of the West-NARC Series championship in 2018 thanks to the support from Safecraft Safety Equipment.

Johnson, who drives for Shawn and Cyndi Thomas, was the 2015 King of the West Rookie of the Year and he earned his first career win with the series this season.

"I am extremely excited to welcome Safecraft to our team," he said. "A company like Safecraft is the perfect addition to the No. 68 team. With their expansion of Fire Suppression Systems into the market of sprint car racing we plan to help expand their current marketing program. The progress of what Thomas Family Racing has turned into over the years is truly remarkable. Moving into 2018, our biggest goal is the KWS-NARC championship. Becoming a stronger threat in the non-wing car is also another goal of mine moving into next season."

Johnson and the No. 68 team produced many strong performances this season and have continually grown their program into a contender the last few seasons.

"Safecraft is extremely excited to be sponsoring Chase Johnson in his 410 winged sprint car this year," Safecraft Safety Equipment Vice President Pat O'Keefe said. "Chase is the ideal person to help educate the sprint car world on how they can be safer by using an on-board fire suppression system."

Thomas said the team will run a similar schedule in 2018 as it did this year with the exception being a commitment to the King of the West-NARC Series schedule.

"My expectations are to continue to find pace with our proprietary parts, build our inventory of our 410 program and develop on our race notes to bring our consistency to a higher level," he said. "With our added partnership with Safecraft we will help with product development and bring the best fire suppression system on the market to our sport. Lastly, we will continue to have fun. This team is a result of two families coming together with the help of all of our sponsors to promote Chase in the 410 ranks of sprint cars so thank you to Safecraft, Newman Freeman Racing, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, PitStopUSA.com, Flowmaster, Woodland Napa Auto Parts, VanLare Steering Repair, Wesmar Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, LRB Race Products, Champion Machine, Swift Metal Finishing, Shifty Illusions and Chevron Pro-Gas for their belief in our program."

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 6 wins, 15 top fives, 25 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 33 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chase.Johnson.Racing1

APPAREL -

Johnson has No. 68 t-shirts and sweatshirts as well as Chase Johnson shirts for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $25 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Safecraft Safety Equipment

Safecraft Safety Equipment is used by most of the top professionals in motor sports, automotive, aviation, marine and other demanding industries. The company is known for its innovative designs and its products are engineered with the highest quality components available. Safecraft is the largest manufacturer of vehicle fire suppression systems in the United States and the most trusted name in motor sports for more than 20 years. For more information, visit http://www.Safecraft.com.

"A company like Safecraft is the perfect addition to the No. 68 team," Johnson said. "With their expansion of Fire Suppression Systems into the market of sprint car racing we plan to help expand their current marketing program."

Johnson would also like to thank Newman Freeman Racing, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, PitStopUSA.com, Flowmaster, Woodland Napa Auto Parts, VanLare Steering Repair, Wesmar Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, LRB Race Products, Champion Machine, Swift Metal Finishing, Shifty Illusions and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Rescheduled JSR King of the River Final.

As did every speedway in Victoria last weekend the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series had to cancel RD 4 at Wangaratta Speedway. It has been 9 seasons since the All Stars visited Wangaratta so this was very disappointing for everyone especially the Committee of the Club after all their efforts to get Sprintcars back at their race track. With negotiations held very early last week when this bad weather was forecast between the Wangaratta Committee and the All Star promotion we have been fortunate enough to reschedule the event to December 16 th.

“We are pleased that we could reschedule the final of our JSR King of the Rivers mini-series as it would have been a shame to lose it. We are now just hoping that all our teams can support the show even though it is closer to Christmas. I did check with teams beforehand and it was suitable to most of them.” Promoter Mandy Searle tells us. Drivers wishing to compete on December 16 please nominate via mandyallstars@bigpond.com

 

 

Davies Joins Sprintcar Ranks

It’s a season of change for Thomas Davies, who during the recent off season decided to make the move into 360 Sprintcars from Formula 500s, off the back of a conversation with a fellow racer, thanks to some significant support.

What initially started as an idea three months ago to put a car together with best mate and 410 Sprintcar driver James Inglis, quickly came to fruition after a phone call with long-time supporters Rob Hair from RBH Mechanical Services and Jon Wiese, who were happy to get behind Davies’ venture into Sprintcars, with Hair providing Davies with a 2015 Cool Chassis car and a 360ci engine, which is currently being prepared for the 2017-18 season.

Having never previously driven a Sprintcar throughout his speedway career, Davies experienced his first hit out recently at the Perth Motorplex using a leased engine, with the former Formula 500s driver picking up some valuable experience.

“We just wanted to get the nerves of the first meeting out of the way and give me a chance to cut some laps and work out what improvements I’ll need to focus on as a driver throughout the season,” said the 25-year-old racer from Narrogin in Western Australia.

“The speed of the Sprintcar compared to Formula 500s was fine, but the added horsepower, power steering, throttle control and just the overall size of the car will definitely take some getting used to, along with knowing where to put the car on the track, as there seems to be a bit more racing room in Sprintcars.”

Commencing his competitive racing career in Dirt Karts, before also racing Junior Quarter Midgets, where he competed with now teammate Troy Lawson, and eventually joining the Formula 500s class, winning a WA Title, a Bunny Burrowes Memorial and a King of the Bridge event, Davies is not the first of his Formula 500 counterparts to transition into Sprintcars.

“It definitely gives me some added confidence to see some of my old Formula 500s rivals being so competitive in 360 Sprintcars as I’ve competed against them before, but it’s just going to take some time for me to get as many laps under my belt as possible and build up some experience,” added Davies.

“It makes a huge difference to have energetic and passionate people at the track helping me out, so I can’t thank my crew enough for their support, along with Rob (Hair) and Jon (Wiese) for making this a possibility for me.

“We just need to contest a few more meetings to adjust and familiarise ourselves with the car, then hopefully we can get up to pace and challenge for some positive results.”

Davies is focused on building up as much seat time as he can throughout the 2017-18 season prior to the Australian 360 Sprintcar Title at the Perth Motorplex in March. In addition to his Sprintcar duties, he will also be contesting selected blue-ribbon Formula 500 events, including the Australian Title at Darwin’s Northline Speedway in June, the WA Title and the Bunny Burrowes Memorial.

Davies would like to thank the following 2017-18 season sponsors for their support: RBH Mechanical Services and John Wiese. He would also like to give special thanks to his dad Geoff, James Inglis Motorsport and the whole Inglis family for their support, and Troy Lawson Motorsport.

To find out more about Davies and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Thomas Davies Racing.

 

 

A Look at the 2017 Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprints Tour

Contact: Ed Kochersberger CRSA Media 607-643-1703/nyfan0205@yahoo.com

The 2017 Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Tour will go down as abbreviated, but incredibly competitive. It fell victim to rain-outs and unforeseen cancellations throughout the schedule. We were able to race thirteen times at eight different northeast speedways. The track types would range with anything from a high speed, five-eighths mile hard clay at Orange County Fair Speedway to the tight, high banked confines of the third-mile Woodhull Raceway and everything in between.

While the season was short, the competition was fierce. The open wheeled tour would produce nine different winners. One of those winners, Christian Rumsey, found his way to victory lane for the first time in front of his hometown crowd at Orange County Fair Speedway. Thomas Radivoy would win the most A-Mains, four (4) during the season.

There was a total of four different points/prize money paying series built into the 2017 schedule. The Kennedy’s Towing, I-90 Northway Challenge was established by the races at Fonda Speedway, Albany-Saratoga and Utica-Rome Speedway. Altamont New York’s Jeff Trombley, in the Warren’s Auto Body 3A, would pick up top prize of $250 for winning this points series. Kennedy’s Towing, in Troy New York, has been a genuine and dedicated supporter of the CRSA Sprint Tour for many years. This year they contributed a total of $800 to this Mini Series.

Mike Emhof Motorsports assembled the Southern Tier Series for this year’s events at Woodhull Raceway, as well as Penn Can and Thunder Mt. Speedways. Even though there were some cancellations within this Mini Series, the points fund for the challenge series saw a total of $725 paid out to the top five in the standings. Circleville, New York’s Thomas Radivoy, in the Country Service Center 1Q, was able to take home the top honors with $250.

The Algonkin Motel, in Bainbridge New York, is a business name that has become a home to the events at Afton Motorsports Park over the years. This year they contributed $625 to the series exclusive to the I-88 bull ring. Schenectady’s Josh Pieniazek, in the JGS Hauling & Recycling number 9 car, would claim the $250 top prize at season’s end.

The Hard Clay Challenge went down as the Mini Series with the most racing in 2017. The CRSA Tour was able to complete four events at the Orange County Fair Speedway. It also paid the most money for any Mini Series. Nearly $1000 would go to the top five drivers. The hometown driver, Thomas Radivoy, would take the top prize of $300. A special thanks goes out to Chuck Alessi Plumbing and Heating, Hennessy Wine and Liquor, Neiger Service Center, and Johnny’s Service Station for helping support the 2017 Hard Clay Challenge.

An open wheeled veteran and cagy competitor, Mr. Jerry Sehn, would wind up becoming the Rookie of the Year. The overall championship points battle would go down to the final event at Orange County Fair Speedway on the biggest stage and in front of one of its biggest crowds. Jeff Trombley, a name Synonymous with northeast dirt racing, would prove that his legendary career was far from over. He would win the 2017 Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA Championship in dramatic fashion on the final lap of the Orange County main event. A youthful, talented, and highly motivated hometown driver, Thomas Radivoy, would go down fighting as the final event winner.

While there would be only one champion this year. These two competitors and teams would show their resolve and perseverance at many points throughout the season. The rest of the top thirteen were honored at the season-ending banquet at Vernon Downs Casino in Vernon New York. The top thirteen were paid out nearly $12,000 cash. 2nd through 13th were Christian Rumsey, Sydney Prince, Dana Wagner, Kyle Smith, Jerry Sehn Jr., Eddie Strada, Emily VanInwegen, Dustin Purdy, Tyler Jashembowski, Geoff Quackenbush and Brett Jaycox.

While the offseason is in full-swing, the future of the Super Gen Products CRSA Sprint Tour keeps evolving. Mr. Greg Hixson, the series race director for the last two years, is stepping away from the tour to pursue a new position at Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, New York. The shoes will surely be hard to fill. Mr. Hixson has dedicated a great deal of his life to the sport he loves. His vast experiences as a driver and official has proven to be irreplaceable in any organization. While it is incredible to see him go on and take on new challenges, the Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Tour will have to carry on. The CRSA Sprint Tour and racing family wish Greg the best in his future endeavors.

Mr. Peter Meskill, a former operations and marketing manager at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York, will be taking over the reins as Director of Operations for the 305 sprint tour in 2018. Peter has a well-rounded resume of experience in the sport. He has been in the driver’s seat, on the spotter’s stand for NASCAR events, worked as a Marketing Manager, and has been a crew member for various motorsports disciplines. Peter will bring a force to the organization that will help propel it to the next level.

In closing, Mike Emhof Motorsports would like to thank the following marketing partners for supporting the 2017 edition of the CRSA Sprint Tour:

Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Einstein Construction Group, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Kennedy Towing & Service, Algonkin Motel, LLC, PowderTech, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, CNY Powersports with Kawasaki, ProFab Enterprises, Johnny's Service Station, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, Alessi Plumbing & Heating, & Neigers Service Center

 

 

Elite Sprints to Join POWRi Sanction in 2018

Belleville, IL - The Texas-based Elite Sprint Car Series will come under POWRi sanction for 2018 effectively creating the POWRi Lucas Oil Elite Sprint Car Series. POWRi and the Elite Sprints have partnered together to continue the growth of traditional sprint car racing in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas. The Elite Sprints are currently a non-wing 305 sprint care league and will be converting to POWRi WAR rules in 2018. Look for the POWRi Lucas Oil Elite Sprint Car Series to release a 20-25 race schedule.

The partnership will allow the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car League and the POWRi Lucas Oil Elite Sprint Car Series to co-sanction events throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas. "This is an excellent opportunity to help promote the growth of traditional sprint car racing in the Texas area," commented POWRi WAR Director, Casey Shuman. "This partnership will allow us to co-sanction races throughout Texas, Missouri, and Oklahoma."

The POWRi Lucas Oil Elite Sprint Car Series will continue to operate as they always have with Series' President Nathan Moore at the helm, but this partnership will leverage the tools and resources of POWRi to strengthen the presence in Texas and the surrounding states. "We are excited to partner with POWRi," stated Nathan Moore, Elite Sprints President. "POWRi is very supportive in the direction we need to go in order to grow sprint car racing in the Texas area. When I contacted Casey, he agreed that a partnership with POWRi would be beneficial for the Elite Sprints and based this on the growth and exposure that the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints has experienced since partnering with POWRi.

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

 

 

(WESTERN PROMOTERS ANXIOUS FOR NEW SEASON)

(Reno, NV--December 2, 2017) Promoters from the Pacific Coast and Western Canada gathered at the RPM@Reno Promoters Workshop, confirming 2018 schedules and participating in two days of talks, discussions, and networking. The Workshop, produced by Racing Promotion Monthly, hosted by the Eldorado Hotel Casino Reno, returned to Reno, and the Eldorado after a two-year hiatus.

Featured presenters included 41st Auto Racing Promoter of the Year, Dan Robinson, Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway, marketing consultant and promoter Mike Lysakowski, Jennerstown (PA) Speedway; Chris Blair, GM at Gateway (IL) Motorsports Park, 39th Auto Racing Promoter of the Year Joe Doellefeld, and legal experts Cary Agajanian and Paul Tretreault. Twelve additional "roundtable" discussions covered dirt track preparation, sealed engine technology, mobile social media live-streaming, race track human resources management, emergency incident management, and the mobilization of race track websites. Other discussions covered dirt and paved track operations, ticketing and admissions, the streaming of digital video and timing and scoring, sponsorship, and a special roundtable for promotional newcomers.

The Workshops series continues with the one-day, 5th Annual RPM@Indy Workshop, on December 6, in the Media Center on the grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. RPM@Indy offers an abbreviated "best of" from the RPM@Reno Workshop. Advanced RPM@Indy credentials remain available and the session schedule is available at RacingPromotionMonthly.Com. The 45th Workshops Series concludes in February with the RPM@Daytona Workshop, convening at the Hilton Daytona Beach, February 11-13, 2018. The Daytona Beach Workshop offers the same agenda as the RPM@Reno.

Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, is published year-round with the support of K&K Insurance Group, Inc., Hoosier Racing Tire. The 45th Workshops Series is produced with additional support from: INEX, Chevrolet Performance, Moffett Productions, Simes Graphic Designs, Raceceiver, Lucas Oil Products, Sunoco Race Fuels, Firethorn Marketing, IMCA, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

More information is available from RPM at 715-536-1067, or on the World Wide Web at www.racingpromotionmonthly.com.

 

 

Ohio Sprint Car Series terminated; McCown turns all focus toward Atomic Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Brad McCown

CHILLICOTHE, OH (12/3/2017) - With time for proper promotion at risk, Ohio Sprint Car Series promoter, Brad McCown, has decided to terminate the Ohio-based sprint car series before the beginning of the 2018 season. McCown, also the promoter of Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, will now aim all of his focus toward the Atomic high banks, preparing for what could be a record season in 2018.

“The bottom line is I don’t have enough time to do everything,” Brad McCown stated, who also recently sold Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week. “It was a tough decision, but with such a heavy schedule at Atomic [Speedway], I wanted to put as much focus as possible on the track. The Ohio Sprint Car Series was a great thing for Ohio sprint car fans and teams. We had a lot of great partners and officials who helped keep things going up and down the road. I don’t want to risk both, so one had to go. I’m ready for big things at Atomic Speedway in 2018.”

Atomic Speedway is boasting a 2018 schedule that includes 41 separate programs, 25 of which featuring 410ci sprint cars. The southern Ohio venue will welcome the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series during the upcoming season, as well as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series.

“I want to thank everyone who has supported the Ohio Sprint Car Series in one way or another during its existence,” McCown continued. “I want to thank Sherry Myers and Bob Chaney for keeping the Series in check during the 2017 season. I also want to thank Bruce Hines for taking care of all of our race night announcing, and Jack Hewitt for being our race director in 2016.”

“I would love for the opportunity to bring the Series back in the future, but for now all of my attention is on Atomic Speedway.”

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding Atomic Speedway should visit the facility live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

 

 

Austin Hogue Finds Dream Scenario in Return to Racing with Premier Racing Team

Beerhill Gang TV Story By: Justin Snyder

In October of 2016, Austin Hogue sent shockwaves through the Central Pennsylvania pit area when he announced that at the age of 25 he was walking away from the sport of sprint car racing.

After nearly 16 years of running go-carts, Allison Legacy Series asphalt cars, 358 Sprint Cars and 410 Sprint Cars, Hogue and his family owned team were burned out from the weekly grind the sport presented.

"I remember sitting on the front porch with my family making the decision on what we were going to do for 2017,” said Hogue, a 2-time 410 winner at Lincoln Speedway and 1-time 410 winner at Williams Grove Speedway. “I remember thinking that I still have the passion and love for racing but I was being drawn in two directions.” " "I am a very competitive person and want to perform at the top level and have success in racing, but trying to juggle racing and growing in our family business was too much to do both at the level I wanted," continued Hogue.

He put all of his equipment up for sale and focused on working for his family business as the Operation Support Manager at BAPS Auto Paints & Supply. Continuing to attend races at various local speedways and through the various sponsorships BAPS provided to different race teams and tracks, Hogue stayed close to the sport though.

"I have always had a passion for driving racecars and it is as strong today as it has ever been,” said Hogue. “I remember saying to my family that if I could find the right owner like Jerry (Parish) that would allow me to focus on just driving hard and getting the most out of the car, I would jump at the opportunity. Never actually thinking it would come”

Nearly a year to the day he announced the end of his driving career, the opportunity would pop up that would bring him back to the drivers seat.

"My uncle Dean came into a meeting I was in and mentioned to me that he had just finished a conversation with Jerry Parish and that he had casually inquired about what I was doing these days and if maybe I’d be interested in running a few shows,” said Hogue, referring to the owner of the Premier Racing Team piloted by Brian Montieth. “Once he said that I was pretty much worthless in terms of productivity in that meeting. I wasn’t sure if he was messing with me or something, but all I was thinking about was calling Jerry.”

After a few conversations back and forth, the duo put a plan in place for Hogue to pilot a second #21 car for 7 races in 2018 at Lincoln Speedway. Hogue chose the Abbotstown speedway for his return to the sport due to his familiarity with the track and the teams past success there with Montieth.

"If I’m going to get the opportunity to drive one of the champions cars, I might as well run it at a track where I know we can have success, “referring to Montieth, who is the defending track champion at Lincoln and has won a total of 55 races there. “Jerry, Brian and that whole team are extremely professional and have been winning and performing for years at Lincoln, so I can’t wait to get started and have the opportunity to drive that car.”

The current plan is to run the 7 races and to re-evaluate where things are. Depending on performance, how the team gels, and where the team sits in terms of equipment there is the possibility the deal could extend throughout the 2018 racing season for more races.

However even if it’s only for a few races and nothing more, it’s the opportunity to drive alongside of his racing hero Montieth as a teammate in a 21 car that has Hogue most excited.

"I probably have just about every shirt he’s ever put out hanging in my closet and I’ve always really admired his driving style and just him as a competitor,” said Hogue of Montieth. “I’ve gotten to race alongside of him for a few years now, but to have the chance to learn from him and drive that 21 car is really surreal. I keep pinching myself knowing that this isn’t a dream.”

While he’s not sure if his plans going forward will have him behind the wheel of a sprint car or not after this season, he’s planning to take advantage of what he considers an opportunity of a lifetime.

"I’m really honored and thankful that Jerry thought of me and is giving me this opportunity,” said Hogue. “I’m just going to soak this all in and take it one race at a time. If we can have some fun and run well, it’ll be amazing no matter how many races we run. I’m really pumped up about this deal and I can’t wait to get 2018 started.”

 

 

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH BIG GROUPON DISCOUNTS TO THE CORY KRUSEMAN SPRINT CAR AND MIDGET DRIVING SCHOOL!

(Ventura, CA, December 1, 2017) Are you looking for a special gift for the racing fan on your Christmas shopping list that will supply the thrill of a lifetime? If you answered “yes,” look no further. Starting today, the Cory Kruseman Sprint Car and Midget Driving School is offering some major discounts via Groupon just in time for the holidays.

The discounts offer up to 54% off a driving experience in either a full size 360 cubic inch fire breathing Sprint Car or a Focus Midget at the World famous Ventura Raceway. The sessions come with instruction from Cory Kruseman, who is one of the winningest and most decorated open wheel drivers over the last quarter century. Sessions are available in either 15 or 25 lap increments. Discounts are as follows:

15 laps offer a 54% discount and cost $139.00 (normally $300.00)

25 laps offer a 51% discount and cost $219.00 (normally $450.00)

Sessions can be reserved anytime during the school’s schedule.

This is limited time holiday offer. To purchase this bargain or for more information, click on the following link: https://www.groupon.com/deals/cory-krusemans-sprint-car-and-midget-driving-school

Accomplishments of driving instructor Cory Kruseman

1994 – Won six of nine main events in the “Le Midget Grand Prix” in Paris, France. Two SCRA Sprint Car main event wins.

1995 – Six SCRA Sprint Car main event wins.

1996 – Five SCRA Sprint Car main event wins.

1997 – Seven SCRA Sprint Car main event wins.

1998 – Five SCRA Sprint Car main event wins.

1999 – Crowned Non Wing World Champion. Seven SCRA Sprint car main events wins and one USAC Midget win.

2000 – Won Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Seven SCRA Sprint Car main event wins. Opened Cory Kruseman Sprint Car Driving School

2001 – Won 15 SCRA Sprint Car main events and SCRA championship. Won a midget main in Australia.

2002 – Was crowned Indiana Sprint Week Champion. Won four SCRA and four USAC National Sprint Car main events. Raced in the Indy Racing League and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

2003 – Oval Nationals Champion. Won three Austrailian Championships. Won five SCRA and three VRA Sprint Car main events. Won 4 other sprint car main events and a Badger Midget Racing Association main event.

2004 – Won Oval Nationals for second year in a row. Won Chili Bowl Midget Nationals for second time. Won five USAC National, four USAC/CRA and one SCRA Sprint Car main events.

2005 – Won Indiana Sprint Week Championship for second time. Won nine USAC/CRA, three USAC National, three VRA and one SCRA sprint car main events. Two Parker 360 wins.

2006 – Won the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Championship. Won four USAC/CRA, three Sprint Bandits and two ASCA Sprint Car main events.

2007 – Won five USAC/CRA, one VRA, one MW Sprint Car and one ASCS 360 Sprint Car main events. Won one USAC Midget main event.

2008 – Won four USAC/CRA sprint car main events.

2009 – Two VRA Sprint Car and one Hanford Sprint Car wins. One USAC Midget win.

2010 – Three USAC/CRA and one VRA sprint car main event wins. Two USAC Midget wins.

2011 – Won both the USAC Western Midget and VRA Midget championships. Four VRA Midget and two USAC Western Midget wins. Three CRA and two USAC/CRA sprint car wins.

2012 – One USAC/CRA and one USAC Western Sprint Car win. One VRA and one USAC Western Midget win.

This release was produced by Scott Daloisio. (909) 216-7768 or E-mail: sdaloisiosports@aol.com

 

 

 

 

Lucky Giveaway Program Celebrates Its 11th Consecutive Year at 2017 Awards Banquet.

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – In what was started in 2007 has now grown to be a vital part of each year end awards banquet. The Lucky Giveaway Program for 2017 marked the 11th consecutive year where manufacturers of sprint car racing rewarded teams that faithfully followed the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Tour.

Race teams that follow 2/3rds of the full point events not only receive from the overall Lucas Oil overall championship point fund, but also receive awards from the Giveaway Program. To be part of the program, companies donate a product of certificate that is worth $500 or more and in 2017 the total distributed hit a record at just over $15,000.

Please find below contact information from the participating partners of the Lucky Giveaway Program for 2017.

Brodix Cylinder Heads

Website: http://www.brodix.com/

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

Twitter: @BRODIXheads

Winner – Tommy Wickham – Set of ASCS Heads

Walker Performance Filtration

Website: https://walkerperformancefiltration.com/products

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

Twitter: @WalkerFilters35

Winner – Chad Miller – Complete Filter System

Kevin Nouse Designs/K1 Racegear

Website: http://www.nousesigns.com/ https://www.k1racegear.com/

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

Twitter: @KevinNouse

Winner – Jeff Cook – Custom Designed Suit

Simpson Safety

Website: http://www.simpsonraceproducts.com/

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

Twitter: @SimpsonRacing

Winner – Patrick Vigneault Racing – Vudu Helmet

Wings Unlimited

Website: http://www.sprintwingsunlimited.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Wings-Unlimited-428731490657015/

Twitter: @WingsUnlimited1

Winner – Matt Billings – Top Wing, Kelly Hebing, Coleman Gulick and Matt Tanner – Front Wing

Super Gen Products/Champion Generator

Website: https://www.supergenproducts.com/

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

Twitter: @ChampionGen

Winner – Jason Barney – 2900 Watt Generator

Panther Frameworx

Website: http://pantherframeworx.com/

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

Twitter:

Winner – Paul Kinney – $500 Certificate

717 Innovations

Website:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/717-innovations-183028051889896/

Twitter:

Winner – Paulie Colagiovanni – Nose, Hood and Dash Set.

Sam Reakes Snap-On Tools

Website:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reakes17k?ref=br_rs

Twitter:

Winner – Coleman Gulick – $500 Certificate

Slade Shock Technology

Website: http://www.sladeshocktechnology.com/

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

Twitter: @EricSladeSST

Winner – Kelly Hebing – $500 Certificate

M&W Aluminum Products

Website: http://mwaluminumproducts.com/

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

Twitter:

Winner – Matt Tanner – $500 Certificate

ASI Racewear

Website: http://asiwear.com/

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

Twitter: @ASIRacewear

Winner – Paulie Colagiovanni - $500 Certifiacte

Beyea Custom Headers

Website: http://www.beyeaheaders.com/Default.htm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Beyea-Headers-331265833633358/

Twitter:

Winner – Dave Axton – $500 Certificate

Maxim Racing

Website: http://www.racemaxims.com/

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

Twitter: @RaceMaxims

Winner – Shawn Donath – $500 Certificate

Schoenfeld Headers

Website: http://www.schoenfeldheaders.com/

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

Twitter:

Winner – Jonathan Preston, Chad Miller, Doug Emery Motorsports – Set of Headers

Pancho’s Racing Products

Website: https://www.panchosracingproducts.com/

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

Twitter:

Winner – Doug Emery Motorsports - $500 Certificate

ATL Fuel Cells

Website: http://www.atlfuelcells.com/

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

Twitter: @ATLFuelCells

Winner – Jonathan Preston – Tail Tank Shell

Adirondack Powder Coating

Website:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Adirondack-Powder-Coating-579477015574891/

Twitter:

Winner – Jonathan Preston – Free Complete Powder Coating Service.

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

Website: http://keizerwheels.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keizer.wheels/

Twitter: @keizerwheels

Winner – Paulie Colagiovanni – Complete Set of front hubs and bearings.

Other participating companies, 87 Speed, Flach Performance Products, Vahlco Wheels, Design 500, XXX Race Products, Area Auto Racing News, DMI Race Products, Zemco Headers, Rod End Supply, Highside Racewear, The Graphics Girls.

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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

Android App: Empire Super Sprints

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, Einstein Construction Group, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, Scorpion Security Products, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Engler Machine and Tool, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

TITLES STILL STACKING UP
Jared Horstman Crowned NRA Champion, Justin Whittall Claims Rookie of the Year Honors

McKENZIE, Tenn. (Dec. 1, 2017) – When we’re young, we are taught that hard work will help you achieve your goals. Sometimes the road is easy to travel, sometimes it takes perseverance – just like a full racing season can at times.

Both Jared Horstman and Justin Whittall showed they have the staying power to persevere in what can be an emotional sport – taking drivers, teams and fans from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows.

Ohio’s Horstman was crowned as the 2017 NRA Sprint Invaders champion on Saturday, Nov. 25. His third career series title, Horstman won 11 feature events en route to the title. He and his wife Meghan also welcomed their first child, a daughter named Brenley, in June of this year.

Pennsylvanian Whittall proved that steady is the course in claiming the 2017 Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway Rookie of the Year honors. While the teenager didn’t crack the win column this season, he consistently ran competitively in the 360ci Winged Sprint Car division. Whittall also dabbled in the 410ci division late season.

For a complete list of our 2017 winners, visit http://jandjautoracing.com/About/?Page=Winners

Earlier this season, J&J Auto Racing announced a Twitter contest open to both race teams competing under the brand’s banner as well as the public. For a chance to win a free J&J Auto Racing T-shirt, entrants must follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and post an appropriate racing-related image with J&J Auto Racing’s Twitter account tagged and using the hashtag #WinWithJ&J within the post.

A winner from tagged photos will be selected monthly and announced via J&J Auto Racing’s social media pages. All those submitting photos agree to allow J&J Auto Racing usage rights with photo credit. The contest will run through December 31, 2017. Monthly winners will be selected the last day of each month and announced accordingly.

J&J Auto Racing will be at the 2017 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Indianapolis, Ind., next week on Dec. 7 – 9 alongside Champion Oil. For those competitors and owners planning to attend the show, we invite you to stop by BOOTH 1455. For more information regarding the PRI Show, please visit http://www.performanceracing.com/.

 

 

ERIC GORDON TO PURSUE LITTLE 500 WIN #10 DRIVING THE ICONIC 69 HOFFMAN CAR IN THE 2018 RACE

Loveland, OH (1 Dec. ,2017) – Hoffman Auto Racing (HAR) is taking great pride in announcing that after a three year absence , 9 time Little 500 Champion Eric Gordon will drive the Mean Green Hoffman Car in the 2018 classic. Lykins Energy Solutions, and Hoosier Tire remain as associate sponsors. Hoffman Racing is privileged to once again be designated as an official Military Order Of The Purple Heart Race Team.

Kevin Doran of Doran Racing, Lebanon Ohio , will return for 2018 . Kevin will help to prepare the car and add valuable technical assistance. Kevin has vast experience in racing , winning 6 -24 Hours Of Daytona, Sebring and Petite LeMans. He also has Silver Crown, NASCAR truck and Indy car backgrounds.

Richard Hoffman President and CEO of HAR said” After winning the 2016 Little 5 and running 3rd last year with Tony Stewart , I didn’t think the Team could get more excited for the 2018 race. But when we found out Tony will be in Europe and unavailable for 2018, Eric Gordon mentioned he would like to give it another ride. Eric was invaluable in helping us prepare for the race and as a driving coach for Tony last year and the bug struck him again. We would like nothing more that to help him win #10 in 2018. The addition of Kevin Doran to our Team will be a invaluable asset again this year”.

“ I am extremely excited to run for the Hoffman’s again, (Eric drove for HAR in the Silver Crown Series) in pursuit of Little 500 win #10 “ commented Eric Gordon. Eric’s illustrious career includes 3 USAC National Sprint Car Series Championship runner- ups and 1 USAC Silver Crown Championship runner-up. He also was the 2017 PRA Champion and drove in the NASCAR Busch Series as well as Indy Lights. Of course his 9 Little 500 victories is unparalleled .

“A big shout out to Mean Green for stepping up and making our participation in this year’s race possible. We encourage HAR and race fans to support Mean Green , they have been a great supporter of HAR and Sprint Car racing “said Tim Waechter VP of Marketing/Public Relations / Social Media for HAR.

 

 

MICRO SPRINTS HIT THE CURE INSURANCE ARENA DIRT TRACK THURSDAY NIGHT; 70 TEAMS TEST DIRT TRACK; GEORDAN MARREO, DANNY BUCCAFUSCA, TRAVIS HILL ARE FASTEST IN TWO-AND-A-HALF HOUR SESSION

TRENTON, NJ NOVEMBER 30, 2017 . . . Some seventy of the Micro Sprint drivers and cars that will be competing in the first East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals this weekend inside CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J., got in their first laps in on Thursday night, starting at 7:00 PM in a practice session.

In an amazing development, unheralded Geordan Marrero of Sergeantsville, N.J. set the fastest time of the night at 9.485 seconds trailed by Danny Buccafusca of Rockaway, N.J., (9.628) and Travis Hill of Sewell, N.J. (9.734). Doug Snyder, Hellertown, PA (9.738) and Tyler Ulrich of Denver, PA (9.751) completed the top five. Chris Fenimore of Wilmington, DE (9.896) and Mike Maresca of Potsdam, N.Y. (9.997) were the only other drivers to break the 10-second barrier.

Trevor Kobylarz of Birdsboro, PA, (10.007), Johnny Smith of Scranton, PA (10.015), and Mike Meyers of Zionsville, PA (10.082 completed the top ten fastest timers for the Thursday practice.

All of the drivers were among the first on the track in the first of two practices for the field.

Quick time in the second group was registered by Luke Thomas of Wyoming, DE (11.535) which would have been 39th fastest among the first group. Changing track conditions caused the dustless, smooth clay surface to slow down throughout the night. There were no major crashes or incidents in either session.

Indoor Auto Racing Series officials announced following the Thursday session that three practice periods for all entrants, rather than the previously scheduled two, will be conducted on Friday prior to qualifying.

East Coast Indoor Dirt Series racing gets underway in earnest on Friday, December 1, 2017. Beginning at 7:00 PM, nine heat races of ten laps each in length, will begin the selection of the top 24 cars for the Saturday night A-Main. Spectator arena gates swing open at 6:00 PM.

Following the heats, four A-Qualifiers, each of 15 laps, will transfer the top three finishers directly into Saturday night’s A-Main. The rest of the finishers remain eligible for the remaining 12 feature starting spots which will be determined through a series of “Alphabet Mains”. Each of these ten lap races, ten in all, run Saturday.

The top two finishers in each race advance into the successive race at the back of the field. The ‘Alphabet Mains’ culminate in the running of two B-Mains, with the top six finishers in each joining the twelve Friday Night A-Qualifiers to form the 24-car starting field.

That sets the field for the first annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals.

The race is the first of four Indoor Auto Racing Series events and the only one to be run on a dirt track.

The scene shifts to the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., on January 5-6, 2018 with the running of the Ironton Telephone TQ Midget event. The scene shifts to January 26-27, 2018 to Atlantic City, N.J., for the 15th annual running of the prestigious Gambler’s Classic. The finale is set for February 9-19, 2018 at Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. for the inaugural Indoor Auto Racing TQ Midget race, where the 2018 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels 2018 champion will be crowned.

 

 

The Rookie, The South Aussie and Another American

The list of entrants for the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic continues to grow by the day with the latest trio of entrants all at various stages of their Sprintcar racing careers.

Having competed at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool at the tail end of the 2012-13 season, Sebastopol, California’s Geoff Ensign returned to Australian shores for a second time in 2014, which saw the now 28-year-old contest the 2014 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, for Smith Bros Racing.

In 2018 on the back of another very strong American season, which included two Track Championship wins while competing in a variety of classes including Winged Sprintcars, Midgets (Speedcars) and Non-Wing Sprintcars, highlighting the fact that Ensign is a racer and one that will certainly give car owner Terry Black who is based in Toowoomba plenty of return on his investment!

For his assault on the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, the driver known as “The Human Highlight Reel” will pilot the Q37 Cool Chassis with the support of SEDL Contractors, LNT and RnJ Batteries.

South Australia’s Glen Sutherland is one driver who will be looking to put a disappointing 2017 Classic behind him, having recorded some strong results to kick off his 2017-18 season.

With Sutherland teaming with experienced Crew Chief Glen Beaton for an assault on World Series Sprintcars, the 2018 South West Conveyancing Classic, looms as a break out event for the driver from Mt. Gambier.

As always, the ultra-sharp looking SA20 entry will carry the livery of Sutherland’s Gambier Earth Movers Business, which has been a staple of the Classic for many years.

Another driver who has impressed, despite having only just made the transition from Wingless Sprints to 410 Sprintcar competition is the driver of the VA81 entry – Rhys Baxter.

Baxter was a stand-out Go-Kart competitor before transitioning from the pavement to the dirt in what was a prominent Wingless Sprint career that netted Baxter many feature race victories.

In 2018, the short journey from Cobden to Premier Speedway will never have been more exciting as the three-day carnival that is the Grand Annual Sprintcar awaits Baxter for the first time as a competitor.

With support coming via Kevin’s Transport, Webber & Chivell Fertilizers and Prosser’s Paint and Panel in Camperdown, Baxter could well surprise many of his more seasoned rivals.

The 2018 46th edition of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2018 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Team ILP Produces 102 Feature Victories and Seven Championships in 2017

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Nov. 30, 2017) - Inside Line Promotions drivers topped 100 combined feature victories in 2017 for the fourth straight season.

A total of 33 Team ILP competitors scored at least one triumph with 20 earning multiple wins en route to 102 combined trips to Victory Lane throughout 25 states as well as one Canadian province. Team ILP also netted seven championships.

Derek Hagar led the way with nine wins at nine tracks in five states.

Jack Dover, Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen and Sammy Swindell each earned eight triumphs.

Zac Taylor recorded seven trips into the Winner's Circle along with three championships. He also picked up his first track title at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., before winning the Blood Sweat and Tears/Colorado Alliance Tour championship along with the International Motor Car Association Colorado State title.

Chase Johnson and Ray Allen Kulhanek both won six races with Kulhanek also capturing his sixth career ASCS Gulf South Region championship.

Giovanni Scelzi garnered five triumphs.

Seth Bergman, Zach Blurton, Caleb Helms, Johnny Herrera, Travis Rilat, Dominic Scelzi, Trey Starks and Austen Wheatley all produced a trio of wins. Blurton also earned the United Rebel Sprint Series national championship and the Kansas State International Motor Contest Association title.

Jamie Ball, Tommy Bryant, Marshall Skinner and Kevin Swindell Racing each netted a pair of victories.

Josh Baughman, Ryan Bowers, Tony Bruce Jr., CH Motorsports driver Rob Chaney, Dylan Cisney, Zane Hendricks, Alex Hill, Danny Lasoski, Zane Lawrence, Anthony Miller, Joshua Shipley and Channin Tankersley all garnered one win. Miller also claimed the South East Limited Late Model Series championship.

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2017 -

Derek Hagar - 9 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on March 4; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 29; Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on July 2; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 15; Double X Speedway in California, Mo., on July 23; Boyds Speedway in Ringgold, Ga., on Aug. 18; Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Ga., on Aug. 19 and Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on Oct. 21); Jack Dover - 8 (Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on May 6 and May 13; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 27 and Aug. 25; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 1 and June 3; Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on June 13 and Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on June 17); Kerry Madsen - 8 (Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Feb. 11; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 12, June 2 and Sept. 2; Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7 and July 8; Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on July 13 and Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Oct. 21); Sammy Swindell - 8 (Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark., on June 9; Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., on July 29; Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on Aug. 26; Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on Sept. 21 and Sept. 22; El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on Oct. 7 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Oct. 12 and Oct. 14); Zac Taylor - 7 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on May 13, Aug. 27 (twice) and Sept. 9 and I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on June 3, June 17 and July 15); Chase Johnson - 6 (Lakeport Indoor Speedway in Lakeport, Calif., on Jan. 14, Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on June 9 and Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on June 17; Cycleland Speedway in Oroville, Calif., on July 22 and Chowchilla Speedway in Chowchilla, Calif., on Nov. 25 and Nov. 26); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 6 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 22, June 17 and July 22; RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, on May 26; Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on June 3 and South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Aug. 19); Giovanni Scelzi - 5 (Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on May 5; Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on May 13; Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., on June 3; Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 10 and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Aug. 18); Seth Bergman - 3 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on May 6, Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on July 21 and Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Nov. 11); Zach Blurton - 3 (U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., on April 27; Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on July 28 and Rooks County Fairgrounds in Stockton, Kan., on Aug. 18); Caleb Helms - 3 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on March 24; Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, on March 25 and Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Sept. 3); Johnny Herrera - 3 (Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 18 and Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., on March 31 and April 1); Travis Rilat - 3 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20, BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on June 17 and Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Nov. 9); Dominic Scelzi - 3 (Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on June 24,, Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, on July 25 and Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on Nov. 11); Trey Starks - 3 (Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., on April 30, Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on July 7 and Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Nov. 10); Austen Wheatley - 3 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on March 31 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on May 20 and Sept. 3); Jamie Ball - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 8 and Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on Aug. 18); Tommy Bryant - 2 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on March 25 and Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on Aug. 18); Marshall Skinner - 2 (Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on May 26 and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on May 31); Kevin Swindell Racing - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15 and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, on June 22); Josh Baughman - 1 (Double X Speedway in California, Mo., on July 9); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Aug. 25); Ryan Bowers - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on Sept. 9); Tony Bruce Jr. - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 30); Rob Chaney - 1 (Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on July 29); Dylan Cisney - 1 (Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on May 19); Zane Hendricks - 1 (Flint Creek Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on July 28); Alex Hill - 1 (Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada on May 19); Danny Lasoski - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 24); Zane Lawrence - 1 (Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas, on April 28); Anthony Miller - 1 (Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., on Feb. 18); Joshua Shipley - 1 (Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., on Sept. 16); and Channin Tankersley - 1 (Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, on June 16).

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Dancer Happy With His Progression Throughout 2017 Season

Inside Line Promotions - DELPHOS, Ohio (Nov. 30, 2017) - Shawn Dancer is pleased with the course of the 2017 season. While the beginning of the year started off slower than expected, things picked up for the better as time went on.

"Once we brought Kent Karhoff onto the team I was able to step back and let him do what he needed to do," Dancer said. "I just focused on driving and that's when we were able to start putting things together."

Everything clicked much easier toward the end of the season and the team hopes to carry that momentum into next season as Karhoff plans to be with Dancer again in 2018.

"The car got a lot better during the season," Dancer said. "Now we're just focusing on the little things and picking up some more speed."

This season brought new challenges to Dancer as he focused on 410ci winged sprint car races more than previous years.

"The competition was tougher this year," he said. "That doesn't reflect the greatest on our stats for the season, but it helped us learn a lot."

Dancer plans to continue with an open schedule next season. He will pick and choose which races he wants to run and focus more on 410 races, including World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions shows when they're in his region.

"I would say that our highlight of the season was that we were able to relax and have some fun this year instead of focusing on points," he said. "Vegas was definitely a fun part of the season. We had a great time out there and it was an awesome experience."

One gripe Dancer has with this season was how many wins he let slip away.

"It's a shame how many wins we let go," he said. "The car and equipment was great, but they were personal errors so I'll have to work on that."

Overall, Dancer said he is happy with how the season went and will be working hard in the offseason to make sure he's ready for next year.

"I can't thank everyone enough for helping out this past season," he said. "From sponsors to crew guys, I couldn't have done it without them."

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 11 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 20 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT -

Dancer would like to give a special thanks to the following people for helping him during the current season and past seasons: Dan Gay, Cole, Kent Karhoff, Kevin Steele, John Lenski, Brad Miller and Jimmie Mox.

Dancer would also like to thank Dancer Logistics, Inc., Global Warehousing, King Racing Products, Pitsenbarger Supply, Mox Nursery, Friedrich Lawn Care and FSR Radiators for their continued support.

 

 

TICKETS FOR ELDORA’S MARQUEE EVENTS ON SALE TO PUBLIC THIS SATURDAY

Christmas Delivery Assured for Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, NASCAR Trucks & World 100 Orders

ROSSBURG, Ohio (November 30, 2017) – Tickets and campsites for Eldora Speedway’s 2018 Marquee Events will go on public sale Saturday morning, December 2nd at 10:00 a.m. All Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and World 100 ticket orders can be placed online at www.EldoraSpeedway.com, by phone at (937) 338-3815 or in person at the speedway office.

“Our team is ready to go with every phone staffed, an upgraded phone system and an expanded hold cue,” said Tess Clark, ticket manager and the granddaughter of Eldora founders Earl and Berniece Baltes. “Even though online ticketing is extremely popular, so many of our fans know us personally and want to call in so we will have a full staff of agents in-house and ready to answer the box office hotline of (937) 338-3815.”

The ticketing portion of www.EldoraSpeedway.com is capable of handling thousands of orders simultaneously, processing orders 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. A full bank of ticket agents capable of handling 50 callers at a time, plus walk-in orders, will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday for phone orders at (937) 338-3815.

“This was our most successful renewal season ever, and the add and exchange upgrades were the largest we’ve had since we started them, so our staff has been very busy since the season ended,” concluded Clark. “A lot of people are getting Eldora tickets for Christmas!”

The 2018 event ticket design features an aerial view of the facility and sapphire blue augments celebrating Eldora’s 65th season.

Tickets and campsites ordered by noon on Friday, December 15 will be mailed in time for Christmas delivery.

About Eldora Speedway: Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader and dance promoter 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 driving champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Eldora will celebrate its 65th consecutive season of racing in 2018 featuring the biggest events in short-track racing, including: the 24th running of the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend on June 7th-8th-9th; the 35th annual $50,000-to-win Kings Royal Weekend on July 12th-13th-14th; the sixth annual Eldora Dirt Derby, the only NASCAR race on dirt, Wednesday, July 18th; the 48thannual World 100 Weekend on September 6th-7th-8th; and the historic 4-Crown Nationals on September 21st and 22nd. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 2018 season, including ticket and campsite information is posted on www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Fans can get off-season access from Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and adding to nearly 6-million views of exclusive video on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway.

 

 

Pickens Tabbed to Pilot Swindell Motorsports No. 39 at Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Nov. 30, 2017) - Several of the most well-known entities in midget racing are teaming up for the 2018 Chili Bowl Nationals.

Swindell Motorsports is putting seven-time New Zealand midget champion Michael Pickens in the No. 39 with support from Tim Bertrand of Bertrand Motorsports during the event, which runs Jan. 9-13 inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

"I wasn't going to run the Chili Bowl this year as we have a lot going on in New Zealand this summer, but when the Swindells ask you to drive their car you don't say no," Pickens said. "I've wanted a Golden Driller for so long now and this is an awesome opportunity to try and get one."

Pickens finished a Chili Bowl career-best third in 2011 behind both Sammy and Kevin Swindell. Pickens charged from 19th to sixth place in 2005 to garner the Chili Bowl Rookie of the Year Award and he also reached the main event in 2010 when he ended 11th, in 2012 when he placed 15th and in 2014 when he finished 20th.

Pickens is the first driver Swindell Motorsports will have in the car outside of Kevin Swindell.

"I've raced with Michael a few times at the Chili Bowl and I ran a few times with him in New Zealand," Sammy Swindell said. "He's always been pretty quick in the midget and done a good job."

The opportunity wouldn't be possible without the support of Bertrand Motorsports, which has been involved in midget racing for approximately two decades and has recorded six championships.

"I met Sammy a couple of years ago through Dan Esslinger and we've become good friends," Bertrand said. "Sammy has driven for me (in a pavement midget). When he was out to our house this summer we talked about doing a deal for the Chili Bowl. I'm super excited to be teaming up with their team. I think Michael Pickens is as good as a driver as you could have."

Kevin Swindell earned an unprecedented four straight Chili Bowl titles in the No. 39 from 2010-13.

"We're excited to have Michael in the car," he said. "He's one of the guys you could say has a good chance at winning each year and I think he has the speed and mindset required to be successful during an event like the Chili Bowl."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - John Christner Trucking

Established in 1986, John Christner Trucking has grown into a giant in the trucking industry. For more information, visit http://www.JohnChristner.com.

"John Christner Trucking has been an integral part of our program at the Chili Bowl for a long time," Swindell said. "We appreciate the support and partnership that John and his team bring to our program."

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components, High Performance Lubricants and Swindell Speed Lab for their continued support.

 

 

Johnny Herrera Racing Completes Chili Bowl Team With Harli White and CatSpot

Inside Line Promotions - BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (Nov. 30, 2017) - Johnny Herrera Racing has filled the final opening on its Chili Bowl Nationals roster.

The team is excited to announce that CatSpot will be the primary sponsor of a midget driven by Harli White, who recently became only the third female to complete a full season on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. The Chili Bowl is Jan. 9-13 and will be held inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

"We're thrilled to team up with Tommy Thompson Motorsports, CatSpot cat litter and Harli White," Johnny Herrera said. "John Stroud, who co-owns the midget operation with me, and I are extremely happy with the team we have assembled for the 2018 Chili Bowl."

White has competed in a handful of Chili Bowl events with her best result coming in her most recent outing in 2016, when she finished 10th during her preliminary night A Main before being caught up in an opening-lap crash during the B Main on the final night.

"Whenever I got the call about possibly racing I was excited," she said. "Johnny's cars are super nice and the best of the best. It's a great opportunity. I've finished in the B Main a couple of times so I can't wait to see how I can do this year. Johnny has been around racing forever and he knows what's going on. I'm not only getting a great car, I'm getting a good team behind me."

CatSpot is an organic cat litter delivery service. The litter is all natural, which is odor eliminating and hypoallergenic. The product is sold online at http://www.CatSpotLitter.com and is delivered with free shipping.

"CatSpot is a great product and service and Harli is a great driver so we are pretty excited about this combination," Herrera said. "We have two other great drivers competing as well. I think this will be a fun event."

Bricen James, who finished eighth in a C Main to narrowly miss a transfer into a B Main during his Chili Bowl debut last year, is slated to return to the Johnny Herrera Racing stable and will be joined by Scottie McDonald of Dissolvalloy.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

Herrera has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transportation is one of the largest transportation providers in Western Texas and New Mexico. The company specializes in time-sensitive service between major manufacturing areas in the United States and Canada and the borders of Mexico. For more information, visit http://www.M-V-T.com.

"Johnny Herrera Racing would be nowhere near the team it's been for the last five or six years without the help of Mesilla Valley Transportation," Herrera said. "They've been one of our major contributors and a big reason for our success."

Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Competition Suspension Inc., Champion Brands, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products, CSR Garage and Heidbreder Foundation Services for their continued support.

 

 

DHR Suspension Clients Win More Than 125 Races and Score 10 Championships in 2017

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 30, 2017) - Six DHR Suspension drivers scored a feature victory during the final month of the season to push the final tally to more than 125 trip to Victory Lane.

Additionally, nine DHR Suspension clients combined to record 10 championships.

"I want to congratulate all of our winners and champions on a spectacular 2017 season," DHR Suspension Founder Derek Hagar said. "Many of our clients enjoyed career-best seasons and we were proud to be a part of teams visiting the Winner's Circle all season long."

Hagar and Justin Glover picked up triumphs in late October before Jan Howard, Nathan Brown, Henry Gustavus Jr. and Tucker Bolton captured wins in November to cap the banner season for DHR Suspension.

Jordon Mallett was the lone driver to garner multiple championships as he won the USCS National and USCS Southern Thunder titles.

Martin Edwards powered to the 305ci winged sprint car championship at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

Darl Parvin won the 600cc micro sprint title at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., where Lance O'Brien earned the stock car championship and Eddie Gallagher was the 305 winged sprint car champion.

Gustavus Jr. drove to a late model title at Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg, Ark.

Jeff Moss captured the late model championship at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark.

Justin Fifield charged to the RaceSaver title at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas.

Kaleb Johnson scored the 305 winged sprint car championship at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.

To learn more about the benefits of partnering with DHR Suspension, message http://www.dhrsuspension.com/contact or call 901-268-5612.

Teams, be sure to submit your feature wins each week to DerekHagarRacing@yahoo.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DHRSuspension.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DHR-Suspension-1564755937106851/?fref=ts

DHR SUSPENSION -

DHR Suspension has quickly become one of the leaders in the shock industry. Although the company was established in 2015, founder Derek Hagar has been servicing shocks for nine years.

DHR Suspension has teams across the country and competing with various sprint car series, including the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and USCS Series to name a few. But the shocks services don't stop there. DHR Suspension also offers service for late models, modifieds, stock cars and mini sprints.

 

 

TICKET RENEWALS FOR WORLD OF OUTLAWS & CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS END DECEMBER 8!

by Tommy Goudge (November 30, 2017) - Ohsweken, Ontario - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to Ohsweken Speedway for a 12th consecutive season in 2018...and they will race on back-to-back nights at Ohsweken for the first time since 2010! Meanwhile, dates are finalized for the 14th edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and ticket renewals for both WoO and CSCN will end on Friday, December 8.

Known as The Greatest Show on Dirt, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will compete in the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 23, and return on Tuesday, July 24 for the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown. Officials are expecting increased competition - including several stars from the Pennsylvania Posse - for the expanded event, with each night paying $10,000 USD to the feature winner.

The 2017 editions of the Northern Summer Nationals and Six Nations Showdown combined for the biggest events in Ohsweken Speedway history, and brought NASCAR star Kyle Larson to the track for the first time. Larson claimed the Kool Kidz/Corr-Pak 360 Sprint Car feature win in the Northern Summer Nationals, and finished fourth against the World of Outlaws in the Six Nations Showdown. Larson, Tony Stewart, and Kasey Kahne have all claimed Northern Summer Nationals feature wins; All three brought international attention to Ohsweken Speedway, and were big hits with the huge crowds on hand.

The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals have become known for some of the best, most intense Sprint Car racing action found anywhere in North America. The 2017 edition of CSCN produced another instant classic, as young California star Carson Macedo bested Texas standout Sam Hafertepe Jr. and talented Pennsylvania teenager Jordan Thomas for the $12,000 USD victory. The 14th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will kick off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 13, followed by the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 14, and the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 15.

TICKET INFORMATION Renewals are now open for ticket holders from the 2017 Six Nations Showdown, Night Before the Nationals, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals until December 8, 2017. Six Nations Showdown seats can be renewed for one or both nights in 2018! All remaining seats will be available for sale to the general public beginning on December 9, 2017. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call 519-717-0023 for more information.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS HISTORY @ OHSWEKEN The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series debuted at Ohsweken in 2007, and has been a staple on the track's schedule ever since. Ohsweken has been the site of several memorable moments in World of Outlaws history over the years; Tony Stewart's first WoO feature win came at Ohsweken in 2011, while Stewart Friesen became just the second Canadian driver ever to win a WoO feature in 2015. Eight-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz leads the all-time WoO feature win list at Ohsweken with four victories, while Jason Sides has three, Tony Stewart has two, and Stewart Friesen, Jason Meyers, and Logan Schuchart have one each.

CANADIAN 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 several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America and beyond. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 13 previous editions, with a total of 258 different drivers from 17 American states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part. About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and more, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule since 2007.

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OHSWEKEN PARTNERS Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2017: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Renway Energy, Case IH-O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

BRODY ROA CLOSES SEASON WITH A FIFTH PLACE FINISH AT THE TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX!

(Buena Park, CA, November 29, 2017) Brody Roa closed out a successful 2017 season with a fifth-place finish in the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 77th annual “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at the Ventura Raceway on Thanksgiving Night.

After a rough outing at the 2016 edition of the annual Thanksgiving race at the tiny dirt track on the Ventura County Fairgrounds, Roa was determined to make a better showing in 2017. With some much-appreciated help from sponsor HD Industries, the #91R team arrived at the track with high hopes. Those hopes were buoyed when the 26-year-old qualified seventh fastest in the 49-car field on the first night. He followed that up with a second-place finish in his heat race to earn his spot in the main event.

Starting on the outside of the front row for the main, hope was soaring in the pits. However, those hopes did not last long. In the first corner, another car shoved Roa wide and nearly put him into the Pacific Ocean. By the time he recovered and got back on the throttle, he was fifth. At the end of the first lap he was back on the low line and battling for third when contact with another car sent him into the air and bouncing around the track in turn one. It was clear that as soon as the yellow flag came out Roa was done for the night and had a disappointing 20th place finish.

Back in the pits, the crew assessed the damage and began repairs for the finals 24-hours later. As Roa’s father Brett put it the next day when asked what was damaged, he quipped, “Only the expensive parts.”

Thanksgiving Day dawned beautiful on the track that is only a stone’s throw away from the Pacific Ocean. While the surf looked great, Roa and the B.R. Performance team were busy rebuilding the bent and bruised race car finishing just before the start of the show.

Unfortunately, due to the crash the night before, Roa would have to start the night off in one of the B mains and would need a good finish to get into the A main. Fortunately, the good qualifying effort the night before found the Garden Grove, California based racer starting on the outside of the second row. Roa parlayed that starting spot in the B main into a win and into his final sprint car race of the year, the prestigious “Turkey Night Grand Prix” A main event.

Starting in 11th spot for the 30-lap main, Roa began moving forward at the drop of the green flag. By the end of the 7th circuit, he had passed five cars and was up to sixth. Ten laps later, he had advanced his way up to fourth. Over the last eight laps, the tall racer became involved in a tremendous battle for fourth that saw him slide back and forth a couple of times before coming home fifth to close the 2017 season.

While the successful 2017 campaign is behind Roa and the #91R team, work is already underway for a championship challenge in 2018. The cars are in the shop and are already stripped down for the meticulous and precise maintenance they hope will propel them to the top. Long hours throughout the winter in the shop are on tap for the next few months as they get ready for the early March season opener.

If you are looking for a Christmas gift for that special racing fan, Brody’s 2017 shirts are for sale via mail order. Cost is $20.00 each plus $7.00 shipping in the USA (foreign countries contact for shipping costs).

 

 

Missile Motorsports Partner Skip’s Fish Fry to Provide Fresh Seafood in Oswego Beginning December 6

OSWEGO, NY (November 30, 2017) – Mark Castiglia’s Missile Motorsports has recently signed on Skip’s Fish Fry as a sponsor of the Dan Kapuscinski No. 00M Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super for the 2018 season at Oswego Speedway.

Castiglia and crew continue to move forward in preparing two SBS machines for the coming season with Kapuscinski’s ride complete, minus bodywork, with work now underway on an all-new chassis for teammate Anthony Losurdo.

Skip’s Fish Fry, owned and operated by longtime Oswego Speedway race fan Shawn Cathcart, will join Cam’s Pizzeria, Farmers Insurance Stephen Gioia Agency, FFB Race Chassis, Performance Manufacturing, and Slack Karts as supporters of the No. 00M this season.

“Shawn is a guy that loves racing and loves to help support it as much as he can,” said Kapuscinski. “This new endeavor for Shawn has been a labor of love and we are so excited to be a part of helping to promote Skip’s Fish Fry in its first summer of operation.”

Located at 42 West 2nd St. in Oswego, Skip’s Fish Fry is set to open on Wednesday, December 6 and will be Oswego’s only authentic New England style fish fry.

As a small and locally owned family business, the main focus of Skip’s Fish Fry is to bring freshly sourced seafood from the wharfs of Boston.

Skip’s will proudly offer fresh haddock, scallops, shrimp, and a host of other salt-water treasures that customers will be sure to fall in love with.

As a part of their grand opening on December 6, Skip’s will offer a 10% discount to all active military and on duty emergency services personnel (EMS, Police, and Fire).

For more information on Skip’s Fish Fry be sure to visit online at www.skipsfishfry.com and LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/skipsfishfry.

Missile Motorsports and Skip’s Fish Fry will first hit Oswego Speedway at its open practice session scheduled for Saturday, May 19 before coming back for the Speedway’s 68th annual season opener on Saturday, May 26.

 

 

RULES & REGISTRATION MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 17

by Tommy Goudge (November 28, 2017) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway will be holding rules and registration meetings for all four of the track’s weekly Friday night racing divisions on Sunday, December 17 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena located at 3201 Second Line in Hagersville, Ontario.

Ohsweken Speedway officials do not anticipate any major rule changes for 2018, but teams are welcome to bring their questions or concerns to this optional rules discussion. Grandstand Season Passes, Pit Memberships, and Season Pit Passes for the 2018 Ohsweken Speedway season will be available for purchase at the meetings, and make great Christmas gifts for the racer or fan in your family – All prices will stay the same as 2017!

The $60 early bird membership price is available until May 11, 2018. Memberships are payable by cash, cheque, debit card, or credit card. Registration forms for drivers and crew are available at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=1803 (found under found under Competitor Info > Membership Forms)

The schedule for the Sunday December 17th meetings are as follows:

12:00pm to 1:00pm – Registration 1:00pm to 2:00pm – 360 Sprint Cars & Crate Sprint Cars 2:00pm to 2:30pm – Action Sprint Tour 2:30pm to 3:00pm – Thunder Stocks 3:00pm to 5:00pm – Mini Stocks

Schedules and other plans for the 2018 Ohsweken Speedway season are well underway, with the 2018 schedule slated to be officially released early in the new year. Weekly Friday night racing action is again on tap for Ohsweken’s 23rd season, featuring the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and more. Stay tuned to www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information. About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and more, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule since 2007.

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UMSS

The Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) is very proud and excited to announce a new working relationship with the Northern Vintage Racing Association starting in 2018. The synergies of both groups working together will be beneficial for both the tracks and race fans, including beautiful and unique race cars, fan involvement, and a chance for sprint car fans to be up close and personal with drivers and cars from the past. The two groups have teamed up on numerous occasions during past seasons, and this relationship will continue to grow and evolve next season and beyond.

"The Northern Vintage group is excited to team up with the UMSS to put on more shows together in 2018. This will bring more recognition to our group and help educate the fans about racing from the past" stated Mike Bjorlklund, President of the club. "The UMSS is excited to include the Northern Vintage group at more of our shows in 2018 for many reasons" exclaimed Ron Bernhagen. "Their equipment is beautiful and well maintained, and they love to include the fans by having their cars and themselves available before and after the event, giving away their trophies and bikes to the kids and their great action on the track. They don't parade the cars around, they race them!"

For more information on the Northern Vintage Racing Association go to www.northernvintageracers.com and www.umsprints.com for more information on the UMSS. UMSS President Ron Bernhagen continues to work on putting together the schedules for the winged and Traditional sprint car divisions for 2018. Also to be released soon is details on the 2017 banquet which is slated to be held during the latter part of February.

 

 

THE CLAY’S DOWN IN TRENTON’S CURE INSURANCE ARENA; DIRT MICROS TO HIT THE TRACK THURSDAY FOR PRACTICE; RACING GOES FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

TRENTON, NJ November 29, 2017 . . . The clay’s down, bring on the cars!

That’s the sentiment the track building team of Len Sammons Motorsports Productions and the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels as the inaugural East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ is one day away.

A dense layer of choice deep dark brown clay was delivered and unloaded on the concrete floor of the CURE Insurance Arena on Tuesday, November 28 and was carefully worked and shaped into banking contours in the pair of sweeping turns throughout the day on Wednesday, November 29 in preparation for the first East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ.

The first test for the aesthetically pleasing, wide clay oval takes place Thursday, November 30 when a closed-to-the-public practice session takes the green flag.

Any of the over 90 Micro Sprint drivers and teams entered in the event are eligible to hit the track for the practice, which begins at 7:00 PM and runs until 10:00 PM Thursday night.

Racing for real will start on Friday at 7:00 PM with nine heat races. Unlike previous Indoor Auto Racing Series TQ Midget events, there will be no time trials.

Drivers will pick for qualifying positions. Those with a ‘bad draw’ will be rewarded with passing points. The top performers will then be divided into four A-qualifier feature races.

On Saturday, points from Friday’s events will line-up all drivers into “alphabet mains” which will begin at 5 p.m. While high point drivers will lock into Saturday’s A-Main, expected to start after 8 p.m., the other racers will have the opportunity to advance from twin F, E, D, C and B-mains to make the 40 lap “A” feature.

Drivers from eight different states and many racing divisions have entered the event including noted Pa. Sprint Car drivers Brian Montieth, Steve Buckwalter and Ryan Smith. Native Californian Danny Stratton, an expert in wingless competition, has entered along with New Egypt Speedway dirt Modified champion Billy Pauch, Jr.

Kutztown SpeedSTR reigning champion Tim Buckwalter and top ARDC Midget car drivers Alex Bright and Trevor Kobylarz will also be top contenders.

The field also includes the best drivers and teams from Micro Sprint racing.

In fact, one Micro Sprint car owner is so sure one of the division regulars will win the event, he’s willing to put his money on it. Should any non-regular of 600cc Micro Sprint racing win Saturday’s feature event the car owner will add a $500 bonus to the win total.

Tickets for both days of the event are available at the Box Office. Advance tickets are available by calling 800-298-4200 or indoorautoracing.com.

Though this is a new attraction, the CURE Insurance Arena (formerly Sun National Bank Center), has hosted TQ Midget racing for the past four years on the arena’s concrete floor.

Several drivers entered in the inaugural East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals at the CURE Insurance Arena have previous Indoor Auto Racing Series experience with TQ Midgets on the concrete floor.

Anthony Sesely, a four-time winner on the concrete floor inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, has a new Hyper built dirt car outfitted with a Dave Orange 600cc motor. The team recently tested outdoors for the event. After some new car bugs were worked out, Sesely impressively was putting down some fast laps at Delaware’s Airport Speedway.

Five other Indoor TQ Midget drivers are crossing over with the 34-year-old Sesely to run the Dirt Nationals. The list includes noted dirt Modified driver Mike Iles, outdoor TQ Midget champion Matt Janisch and 2016 Wall TQ Turkey Derby winner Matt Roselli.

These events will be held on the concrete floors of the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. and the Times Union Center in Albany, NY.

Further information is available at indoorautoracing.com, email to motorsports@aarn.com or by calling 609-888-3618.

 

 

Engine Pro Continues Long-Standing Partnership With Must See Racing

HOLLY, Mich. -- Engine Pro and Must See Racing have announced a continuation of their marketing partnership for the 2018 season and beyond.

The renewal extends Engine Pro's long-standing relationship with the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series as a major partner, going back to the earliest days of the 410ci winged asphalt sprint car tour at the start of the decade.

“Engine Pro, along with their product partners Fel Pro, Hastings, Mahle Clevite, Scat, Ferrea and others are recognized worldwide leaders in the high performance business which is the foundation and exactly what our decade-long partnership is built on: performance," said Must See Racing Founder and President Jim Hanks. “We are proud to continue showcasing Engine Pro, their fine product supply companies and their international distribution partners at grassroots short track racing events and in the homes of fans and racers on our Must See television programming.”

“For nearly a decade, Must See Racing has provided Engine Pro and its product partners with a high-quality performance showcase for our brands," added Engine Pro president Don Weber. "It would be hard to find a racing venue that is more family oriented, more professionally managed and more thrilling to watch. Engine Pro is excited to be a part of this 2018 season."

Engine Pro will carry a significant presence with the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series in 2018, including their backing of the annual Engine Pro Fast Car Slash from Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., as Must See Racing continues to expand, enhance and grow the series' long-standing tradition of speed and entertainment for race fans across the country.

MSR and Engine Pro are committed to presenting race fans the most exciting, competitive and entertaining racing with outstanding race teams and the most talented drivers at the finest tracks.

Visit mustseeracing.com for upcoming announcements about the series' 2018 events and upcoming television programming.

 

 

Rilat, Keller and McCullagh in Quest for Classic Glory

Having formed a formidable 360 Sprintcar partnership in Australia over several seasons, American Travis Rilat and Australian based car-owner Phil Seymour will again join forces with some extra horses under the hood as they set about chasing success during the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Rilat who last attended the Classic back in 2014, has dominated the Annual 360 Sprintcar All-Stars Tyson Perez Memorial, recording a hat-trick of wins from 2014 to 2016 in the race that honors his great mate, who passed following an accident that also saw Rilat suffer significant injury.

In 2017 Rilat competed in just 26 races as inclement weather and an increasing work portfolio kept him busy. In those 26 races, the diminutive Texan was able to extend an amazing record that has seen him win at least one feature for the past 23 years

Of his three 2017 victories, the highlight was no-doubt winning a round of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Arizona, his first National Series wins since 2013.

All told, the 2017 saw Rilat record three wins as well as eight top-five finishes and another 15 top ten results.

Upon arriving in Australia, Phil Seymour will have everything ready to roll aboard the Mopar powered Triple X, with support coming from Lumley Special Vehicles, A-Plus Powder Coating and Proctor Accounting.

Having made the 40-lap Classic finale last January, South Australian Brad Keller will be back with bigger and better plans in store for the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Having added the extra dynamic of James Rosenberg to his already powerful team, Keller, will join the World Series Sprintcars travelling troupe, which will ensure he is at the top of his game come the Classic.

With genuine car speed, and with Keller at the top of his game the distinctive S19 entry will again give their supporters including Shadetec, JRR, Daniel Trucking and Bunyip Print plenty to be excited about as the Maxwill powered Maxim does its thing on Classic weekend.

Another of the local Warrnambool based hard chargers is also now nominated for the Classic with Corey McCullagh again set to wheel out his immaculately presented KRE powered Maxim on Classic weekend.

McCullagh, who was a dominant force in Go-Karting circles prior to embarking on his Sprintcar career, missed a transfer to the Classic A-Main by just one spot in 2017, no doubt further fueling his desire to be a part of the 40-lap final this coming January.

With strong results in the opening two rounds of the Parr Motorsports Premier Speedway Track Premiership, McCullagh will bring plenty of confidence to the Classic as he searches for yet another career best result for his sponsors Warrnambool RV and caravan Centre, Owen Built Homes, Owen Truss, Westvic Sheds and Garages, Warrnambool 24/7 Gym and South West Conveyancing.

The 2018 46th edition of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2018 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Chase Johnson Breaks Out for Six Wins During Career-Best Season

Inside Line Promotions - PENNGROVE, Calif. (Nov. 28, 2017) - Chase Johnson produced his career-best season in 2017.

Johnson scored six feature victories, including his first in a 410ci winged sprint car and his first ever while racing with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series.

"This was my most consistent year overall," he said. "We had a high number of top fives and top 10s as well."

Johnson captured four outlaw kart wins, including two last weekend when he swept the Kart Nationals in Chowchilla, Calif. He also earned outlaw kart victories at Lakeport Indoor Speedway in Lakeport, Calif., in January and at Cycleland Speedway in Oroville, Calif., in July.

"It's highly competitive and it's something that will keep me fresh," he said. "Being in a car, no matter what car it is, keeps you fresh. Thankfully McClish Motorsports has given me a great ride and we've won four times together this year."

Johnson's biggest victories of the season were in the winged sprint car ranks as he earned a trip to Victory Lane on June 9 at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., and on June 17 at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif.

His first career 410 win came in his Chase Johnson Racing No. 24 at Silver Dollar Speedway, where he'd been trying to win since he started his career.

"Growing up in California, Silver Dollar Speedway was known across the map in sprint car racing," he said. "To win there and to win in a 410 was pretty special. I'd been trying to get a win there for several years so it was a big accomplishment.

"I remember we went quick time to start the night and we started sixth in the main event. We had a fast car and a great setup the whole night. It was a brand new car we brought out and there were no issues with it. We drove right up there and got the lead just after the midpoint of the race. It was a fun night."

Johnson backed it up the following weekend when he recorded his first win with Shawn and Cyndi Thomas while competing in California's 410 sprint car tour.

"To get Shawn and Cyndi their first win was the goal heading into this year," Johnson said. "It was really special. Then to do it at our home track with all of our family, friends and sponsors watching topped it off."

Johnson had numerous other stout performances this season, including making the A Main during his preliminary night at the Knoxville Nationals.

"We had a lot of good runs in the non-wing sprint car, including Sprint Week and at the Louie Vermeil Classic," he said. "When we went to Knoxville we had great success there, too. I feel like we were always a contender no matter what track we went to or what car I was in."

Johnson said he will take the momentum from this year's breakout performance into the offseason, when he will compete in a handful of outlaw kart races along with the Chili Bowl Nationals. Johnson recently landed a ride with Morris Motorsports to race for the fourth time during the prestigious midget event in January.

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 6 wins, 15 top fives, 25 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 33 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chase.Johnson.Racing1

APPAREL -

Johnson has No. 68 t-shirts and sweatshirts as well as Chase Johnson shirts for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $25 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Woodland Napa Auto Parts

In 1925, a group of independent auto parts sellers met in Detroit to form the National Automotive Parts Association. Their mission was simple: improve the distribution of auto parts to serve the people and businesses who increasingly relied on cars and trucks for their transportation needs. In 1936, NAPA opened its first location and nearly a century later, NAPA continues to serve auto service professionals, do-it-yourselfers and everyday drivers with quality parts and supplies to keep cars, trucks and equipment performing safely and efficiently.

In the U.S., NAPA now includes more than 58 distribution centers, 16,000 NAPA AutoCare Centers and more than 6,000 independently-owned and company-owned stores. NAPA carries an extensive inventory of more than 475,000 parts for automotive and industrial applications. For more information, visit https://www.napaonline.com/en/wa/woodland/store/24961 .

"To be associated with a great company like Woodland Auto Parts in San Rafeal is an honor," Johnson said. "The customer service and help they provide is astonishing. Napa Auto Parts helps keep our race cars running week in and week out. Anything your car needs Napa Auto Parts can take care of you. Give them a call or stop by and have your automotive needs fulfilled."

Johnson would also like to thank Newman Freeman Racing, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, PitStopUSA.com, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Flowmaster, VanLare Steering Repair, Wesmar Racing Engines, Bell Helmets, Champion Machine, Swift Metal Finishing, Shifty Illusions, Oroville Cycle and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Joshua Shipley Caps Season With Podium Points Finish and ASCS Southwest Rookie of the Year Award

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Nov. 28, 2017) - Joshua Shipley finished his first full season competing with the ASCS Southwest Region last weekend at Arizona Speedway during the Copper Classic.

Results of ninth and 12th, respectively, propelled him and the Verville Motorsports team onto the podium in the championship standings with a third-place finish in the ASCS Southwest Region. Shipley was also named Rookie of the Year.

"On Night 1 we started off really fast," he said. "We were fourth fastest in practice, but I drew the high pill for qualifying and we went out last."

Qualifying only determined where drivers started in a heat race and then it went back to the normal ASCS passing points format for the remainder of each night. Shipley started third in his heat race and finished second.

"I took the lead for a lap and I knew that I needed to get to the top," he said. "I decided to stay where I was for one more corner to protect and sure enough I got passed."

Shipley scored enough points to advance into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 3 to start the A Main third. Although his front wing broke halfway through the race, Shipley was able to stay inside the top 10 and garner a ninth-place finish.

"I drew the first pill for qualifying on Saturday," he said. "The track wasn't there yet when our group went out and I qualified 19th, which wasn't great."

Shipley started fifth in his heat race and gained a position to place fourth. He then advanced from 17th to 12th in the main event.

"We really struggled at the beginning of the season," Shipley said. "I'm so proud of our team for never giving up and ending off the year with good hard races."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 24 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 9 (3).

Nov. 25 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 12 (17).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 9 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 12 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ShipleyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShipleyRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Joshua-Shipley-Racing-151739011703080

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transportation is one of the largest locally owned transportation providers in the US and in located in Las Cruces, N.M. For more information, visit http://m-v-t.com.

"Mesilla Valley Transportation and Royal Jones have been partners the past couple seasons with Verville Motorsports," Shipley said. "We are all glad Royal decided to help us out again for the 2017 season."

Shipley would also like to thank The Race Shack, Christie Grading & Paving, Up Front Signs, Aero Panache Aircraft Detailing, Smiley Crane Services, Catalina Drywall, 488 Web Designs and Ti22 Performance for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Closes Season With Top-10 Result at Copper Classic

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Nov. 28, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi capped a successful season by scoring a top-10 finish last weekend during the Copper Classic.

Scelzi was driving for the Van Lare Family for the first time this season during the ASCS Southwest Region doubleheader hosted by Arizona Speedway. The action began on Friday when Scelzi qualified 17th quickest.

"We had to dig ourselves out of a hole," he said. "We started behind the eight ball, but we gained on it throughout the night."

Scelzi finished where he started - second - in a heat race. That missed a spot in the feature redraw by only one position and lined him up ninth for the A Main.

"We were good early, but it was tough to pass," he said. "I never could get the bottom going as good as some of the other guys could."

Scelzi battled inside the top 10 throughout the main event before posting an eighth-place finish, which marked his 21st top 10 of the season. Here is a link to watch the A Main: https://youtu.be/sg5hU9pWUGk.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday with Scelzi timing in seventh quickest in qualifying. He finished third in a heat race to line up 15th in the main event.

"It was tough to pass again," he said. "Gio (Scelzi) and I were racing pretty hard midway through the race. I went to slide him and realized I wasn't going to clear him. I backed out of it and that cost me a lot of ground. Just that little bit ended up with me being lapped shortly after. Then the caution came out one lap later and that was that."

Dominic Scelzi, who was battling just outside the top 10, was caught a lap down with the late caution. He passed the only other driver ahead of him who was one lap down before the race ended with an 11th-place finish. Here is a link to watch the feature: https://youtu.be/g_kLO5fjozE.

"Our finishing results were a little disappointing, but we were really, really fast," he said. "I'm happy coming away with a top 10. I'm sure if we go back next year for that race we'll know where we need to be and I'll do a better job as a driver. Thank you to the Van Lare Family for the opportunity."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 24 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 8 (9).

Nov. 25 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 11 (15).

SEASON STATS -

70 races, 3 wins, 13 top fives, 21 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 52 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

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"Whipple Superchargers are known worldwide for their business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. He loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

Scelzi would also like to thank Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Roth Motorsports, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

WESTBROOK, PORTER, BAILEY, BAZUIN, & SMITH HONOURED AS 2017 CHAMPIONS

by Tommy Goudge

(November 17, 2017) – Ohsweken, Ontario – The 2017 Ohsweken Speedway season was celebrated with the annual Night of Champions awards banquet at Carmen’s Banquet Hall in Hamilton on Friday, November 17. Dylan Westbrook was honoured as the champion of the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Division, while Holly Porter was recognized as the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car champion, Dave Bailey was crowned Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock champion, Mark Bazuin received HRW Automotive Mini Stock champion accolades, and Lucas Smith was awarded his trophy as champion of the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber division.

Along with the traditional awards for drivers and teams from each division, several special draw prizes were also given away, including: -Brand new Triple X Race Co. Sprint Car chassis from Corr/Pak Merchandising (Cory Turner) -Drum of fuel from Brown Auto Service (Ryan Turner) -Brand new GM 602 crate engine from Ackland Insurance including conversion package from DSE Performance (Aaron Turkey) -Brand new race car haulers from Miska Trailer Factory (Ryan Dinning & Dave Crumbie).

Ohsweken Speedway would like to thank all the racers, fans, staff, sponsors, and everyone else who made 2017 our best season yet! Weekly Friday night racing action is again on tap for Ohsweken’s 23rd season in 2018, featuring the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and more! Stay tuned to www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information. Below is a full list of award winners from the 22nd annual Night of Champions awards banquet:

NOAH THOMAS MEMORIAL EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARD Clinton Geoffrey Kruchka KOOL KIDZ/CORR-PAK 360 SPRINT CARS PERFECT ATTENDANCE Jake Brown, Mitch Brown, Tyler Hendricks, Jim Huppunen, Mikey Kruchka, Steve Lyons, Cory Turner, Jamie Turner, Ryan Turner, and Dylan Westbrook

HARD CHARGER Ryan Turner

“HARD LUCK” Tyler Hendricks

DEDICATION TO RACING Team Turner Racing

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR Mikey Kruchka

CREW OF THE YEAR Glenn Styres Racing

MOST IMPROVED DRIVER Steve Lyons

SPORTSMANSHIP Curtis Gartly

DRIVER OF THE YEAR Dylan Westbrook

KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP Dylan Westbrook

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars Top 15: 1st – Dylan Westbrook $5,000 2nd – Jim Huppunen $3,000 3rd – Mitch Brown $2,500 4th – Cory Turner $2,200 5th – Mikey Kruchka $2,000 6th – Ryan Turner $1,800 7th – Jake Brown $1,600 8th – Tyler Hendricks $1,400 9th – Jamie Turner $1,200 10th – Steve Lyons $1,000 11th – Lee Winger $900 12th – Curtis Gartly $800 13th – John Burbridge Jr. $700 14th – Travis Cunningham $600 15th – Shawn Sliter $500 STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS PERFECT ATTENDANCE Paul Ballantyne, DJ Christie, Jesse Costa, Mack DeMan, Jacob Dykstra, Shone Evans, Hannah Ferrell, Josh Hansen, Jerry Hill, Matt Hill, Ryan Hunsinger, Jesse McDonald, Brian Nanticoke, Holly Porter, Lofton Schuts, Josh Shantz, Mike Thorne, and Trevor Young

HARD CHARGER Aaron Turkey

“HARD LUCK” Ryan Hunsinger

DEDICATION TO RACING Trevor Young

IMAGEFACTOR.CA BEST APPEARING CAR Shone Evans

CREW OF THE YEAR Nathan Ackland Racing

MOST IMPROVED DRIVER Mike Thorne

SPORTSMANSHIP Josh Shantz

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Josh Hansen $250

DRIVER OF THE YEAR Mack DeMan

STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP Holly Porter

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars Top 10: 1st – Holly Porter $1,500 2nd – Jesse McDonald $1,200 3rd – Mack DeMan $1,000 4th – Mike Thorne $750 5th – Josh Shantz $600 6th – Shone Evans $540 7th – Jesse Costa $480 8th – Hannah Ferrell $420 9th – Jerry Hill $360 10th – Ryan Hunsinger $300

 

 

Thomas Jr to Partner with Hoffman Auto Racing and Mean Green for 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 27, 2017) – On the heels of a banner year, Kevin Thomas Jr. is already making big moves for the upcoming season. Thomas Jr. and Hoffman Auto Racing have paired for the entirety of the 2018 season, and will make a run at the USAC National Sprint Car title.

“We were thrilled to be able to work out a partnership with Kevin, and to acquire his considerable driving talents for 2018,” said Richard Hoffman, owner and President of Hoffman Auto Racing. “We are confident that this combination will keep us in the hunt to win races, and that 12th USAC National Sprint Car Championship we are pursuing.”

Mean Green Cleaner and Degreaser will be returning to Hoffman Auto Racing (HAR) for its sixth consecutive year as the team’s title sponsor, along with Lykins Energy Solutions, XYZ Machining, Hoosier Tire, and a myriad of others.

Hoffman Auto Racing boasts 11 USAC National Sprint Car Championships, 109 USAC National wins across the three divisions, finished in the top 3 in USAC National Sprint Car owner’s points 20 times since 1989, and between 1973 and 1984 HAR fielded Indy Cars, including seven Indy 500 starts. Over 130 drivers have piloted the No.69 machine. Past drivers among the legendary team include, NASCAR Cup Champions, Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon, Rich Vogler, Dave Darland, Tim Richmond, Ryan Newman, Dave Steele, Pancho Carter, Kasey Kahne, and Kyle Larson.

“I’m grateful to be able to add my name to the long list of people that have driven for Hoffman Racing,” expressed Kevin Thomas Jr. “When Mr. Hoffman approached me, I was kind of shocked. It’s a great opportunity, and I’m incredibly thankful to get to be a small piece of their history. We’re going to make a run at the sprint car championship next year. I think it’d be cool to get them their 12th title. I was fortunate enough to have an amazing season this past year, and I hope we can duplicate it in 2018. I’m really looking forward to driving the Hoffman Racing, Mean Green No.69.”

Thomas Jr. capped off his 2017 season with a total of 20 wins; 1 winged sprint car victory and 19 non-wing sprint car victories.

Kevin Thomas Jr. would like to thank the following sponsors; Mean Green Cleaner and Degreaser, Hoffman Auto Racing, Lykins Energy Solutions, XYZ Machining, Abreu Vineyards, KT Construction Services, Jeff’s Jam-It-In Storage, DRC Chassis, Speedway Engines, CSI Shocks, Bell Helmets, Indy Metal Finishings, Mobil1, BOSCH, Hinchman Racing Uniforms, Gridsport, High Side Design, and MPI.

 

 

Antaya Motorsports Wishes Cory Eliason and Roth Motorsports Well in 2018

PETERSEN MEDIA- Off of a breakout 2017 season, Cory Eliason has reached an agreement to further his career with Roth Motorsports in 2018, and Antaya Motorsports would like to wish Eliason and the Roth team the very best of luck in 2018.

“As hard as it is to lose a driver and a person like Cory Eliason, I could not be more thrilled for the opportunity that Roth Motorsports has given to him in 2018,” team owner, Larry Antaya said. “I feel it is a testament to Antaya Motorsports and the work put in by Cory, Brian Matherly, Matt Brit (Skip), and Gary Patellaro (Wood), that Cory was in the position to take the next step in his career, and for that I am very proud. I sincerely wish Cory nothing but the best of luck, and hope he does a great job with Roth Motorsports.”

Picking up five feature event wins together in 2018, and finishing third in King of the West points, the decision wasn’t easy for Eliason, but one that he thought deeply about as it gets him to the next step in his career.

“I am beyond thankful for Larry Antaya and the opportunity he gave me in 2017 driving for him and working with such a great group of guys,” Cory Eliason said. “They gave me everything they had, and let me live out a dream and do what I love night in and night out. I cannot thank Larry enough for helping put myself out there and getting me in the spotlight to be seen nationwide and get the opportunity to advance my career and now run a national schedule. I wish nothing but the best for Antaya Motorsports in 2018, as I have made the decision to move to Roth Motorsports and run an expanded schedule for Dennis and Teresa Roth. I look forward to what 2018 has to offer, and am extremely thankful and blessed to have this opportunity after a great year with Larry and his team.”

“I also have to thank Brian, Skip, and Wood for all of the long hours, hard work, and endless days of putting up with me,” Eliason said with a laugh. “They have been the best, and easiest, guys to work and race with, and I look at each one of them as family, and thank them for what they have done in my career. I know I will have all these people behind me pushing me and helping in both racing as well as life in general. There isn’t anything in this world I can do to show everyone at Antaya Motorsports my gratitude, and how thankful I am to have been able to meet and work with them. Thank you doesn’t seem like enough, but to Larry, Brian, Skip, and Wood, Thank Your from the bottom of my heart.”

With the change coming to Antaya Motorsports, the plan is still to field a car in 2018. The team is working hard to figure out what direction they will go, and will make an announcement at a later date and time.

Antaya Motorsports would like to thank Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, Fuel Curve, Fire Protection Management, Inc., and Kaeding Performance for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 30, Wins: 5, Top 5’s: 14, Top 10’s: 20

ON TAP: The 2017 season has concluded for Antaya Motorsports.

STAY CONNECTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow us on Twitter @AntayaTeam20 or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AntayaTeam20/. Also follow along with Good Guys Rod and Custom Association on Twitter @GoodGuys and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/goodguysrodandcustom/.

 

 

Justyn Cox Works Hard To Make Turkey Night Sprint Car Feature Event

PETERSEN MEDIA: Shedding his wings to get another couple of races in to close his 2017 season, Justyn Cox and the Cox Family Racing team made the trip to Ventura Raceway to take part in the Turkey Night Grand Prix with the VRA/USAC West Coast 360 Series.

“It was a tough show, but we worked hard and bounced back after a tough Wednesday night to make the Thursday night ‘A’ Main,” Justyn Cox said.

Wednesday night would see Cox timed the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31C machine in 13th in time trials, just barely missing out on the heat race inversion.

Lining up in the fifth starting spot, Cox would get up into the important third and final transfer spot, but a spinning car would collect Cox and force him into a spin and he would be forced to the back of the pack.

Rebounding to finish in the fourth spot, Cox would just miss out on the transfer to the feature and with no semi on Wednesday night his night would come to an early end and he would be deep in a semi on Thursday.

Lining up 12th in his Thursday night semi, Cox would make contact with a fellow competitor on the first lap of the race, and he would have his work cut out for him as he needed to get up to the top-four to make the show. Working his way up to seventh, the Clarksburg, CA driver would turn in some extremely smooth laps on the bottom of the speedway as he got into fifth.

A green-white-checkered restart would give Cox one final shot to make the show, and he would make a couple of nice moves to get to third and move into the 30-lap Turkey Night feature event.

Lining up 16th in the feature event, the outside would prove to be less than ideal when the race came to life. Falling back to 18th as he fought to get down to the bottom, Cox would soon settle on for the first 10-laps.

Continuing to work the bottom, a car would get out of shape just in front of Cox and as he made contact he was able to make a great save and keep his machine upright, but he opted to pull back to the pit area and call it a night.

“It was a bit of a frustrating weekend, but I am proud of my guys for working hard and giving me a car that was able to come from pretty far back and make the show,” Cox said. “It was a great season, and I am looking forward to the offseason and meeting my son here hopefully sooner than later.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, EyeLusions, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2017!

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-52, Wins-6, Top 5’s-20, Top 10’s-29

ON TAP: Cox’s 2017 season has concluded.


 

 

LERNERVILLE TO ANCHOR NEW SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CARS WITH 10 EVENTS INCLUDING MONTHLY "WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIGHTNING" SERIES WITH $3000 SEPARATE POINT FUND; OVER $23,700 NOW POSTED IN 2018 POINT FUND LOOT

November 27, 2017 (By Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance, which is set to debut in 2018, has received a huge boost to its inaugural season. RUSH and Lernerville Speedway are pleased to announce that the renowned Sarver, Pa. oval will be the anchor track to the new RUSH Sprint Car Series.

The RUSH Sprint Cars will headline Lernerville's new monthly "RK Virgilie Wednesday Night Can't Wait For The Weekend Mayhem Series"beginning in May and will feature the "Wednesday Night Lightning Series"; five exciting non-wing Sprint Car events with a $3,000 point fund! In addition other Friday and Saturday night events have been scheduled bringing the total to 10 events in 2018.

The RUSH Sprint Cars will feature traditional, non-wing Sprint Cars utilizing the cost-effective Pace Performance GM 602 Crate Sprint Car engine package developed by Pace's Director of Circle Track Engine Development, Don Blackshear, $135 sealed, spec RUSH Bilstein Bandits Shocks, affordable spec Hoosier Tires, and RUSH "Visual" Methanol spec fuel produced by Insinger Performance, a Sunoco Race Fuel Distributor. The racer affordability of this type of Sprint Car program is outstanding with a complete race ready car between $12,000-$15,000. The response since the division's initial announcement in February has been tremendous with racers from various backgrounds and levels of experience showing interest.

The RUSH Sprint Cars will be part of Lernerville's 51st anniversary season opener on Friday, April 20, which is expected to be the inaugural event of the new Series. The RUSH Sprint Cars will be included in three other Friday programs during the year including May 4 with the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars, June 29 as part of the "Sprintacular" along with a special event on August 31. The RUSH Sprint Cars will also be part the popular "Steel City Stampede" in October.

In addition to those events, the RUSH Sprint Cars will headline Lernerville's new monthly "RK Virgilie Wednesday Night Can't Wait For The Weekend Mayhem Series" beginning May 16 and continuing on every third Wednesday through September. The "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series will offer a separate $3,000 point fund for the RUSH Sprint Cars with $1,000 going to the champion of this cumulative point championship!

All of the Lernerville events, and of course all scheduled Sweeney RUSH Sprint Car events throughout the region will also be part of the $20,000+ Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship that will award $5,000 to-win paying down 20 positions. The combined championship point funds now stand at over $23,700 with the entire offseason allowing RUSH Officials to continue to bring additional valuable programs to the Series.

"We cannot thank the Tomson Family enough for believing in the RUSH Sprint Car division," expressed RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "We had been hoping that one of our regional speedways would step up to in essence to become the division's home base. There's no doubt that Lernerville, with all of its rich Sprint Car history, much of it wingless in its earliest days, provides an ideal location from which to grow the division. With these core dates in place we are now working our other RUSH partner speedways to put together a strong and exciting schedule of events for our racers as approximately eight other regional speedways have committed to helping us complete the inaugural schedule."

Throughout the years, Lernerville has been a great partner of RUSH running the RUSH Pro Stocks weekly as well events for both the RUSH Late Models and Sportsman Modifieds.

2018 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Point Fund ($20,075): 1. $5,000 2. $2,500 3. $1,750 4. $1,500 5. $1,200 6. $1,000 7. $800 8. $750 9. $700 10. $650 11. $600 12. $500 13. $450 14. $425 15. $400 16. $390 17. $380 18. $370 19. $360 20. $350.

2018 "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series Point Fund ($3,000): 1. $1,000 2. $500 3. $350 4. $225 5. $200 6. $180 7. $150 8. $140 9. $130 10. $125.

2018 "Futures Cup" Point Fund ($650 minimum): 1. $300 2. $200 3. $100 4. $50.

Rules, an informational sheet, membership forms, and additional information are available on the website at www.rushsprintcars.com. Interested drivers are asked to e-mail their contact info to info@rushracingseries.com so they can be added to our potential driver e-mail database as well as our press release list. Speedway promoters interested in hosting an event(s) can contact the RUSH office at 724-964-9300.

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 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Sprint Car website is www.rushsprintcars.com. "Like" our Facebook page at ww.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints for the latest news and updates.

 

 

Croft Sixth at Copper Classic Opener Before Flat Right Rear Knocks Him Off Podium Late in Saturday Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- Sneaking in one more weekend of racing in 2017, Willie Croft made the trip to Arizona Speedway for the 2nd Annual Copper Classic. Finishing sixth in the Friday night feature event, Croft would have a great night going on Saturday night before a flat right rear tire late in the race knocked him out of the second spot.

“It was great to get to Arizona and get another couple of nights in,” Willie Croft said. “We had a good car all weekend, and it is just a bummer we had some bad luck with a couple to go on Saturday night.”

The two-night Copper Classic kicked off on Friday night, and Croft got his weekend underway by timing the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 machine timed in fifth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Picking up a fourth place finish during his heat race, the Roseville, CA resident would move directly into the 25-lap feature event where he would take the green flag from the 14th starting position.

On the racy Arizona Speedway, Croft showed speed aboard his immaculate black No. 29 machine. Able to search around the speedway during the 25-lap affair, Croft would come away with an extremely strong charge that saw him finish in the sixth position.

Saturday night saw Croft continue to show speed with the ASCS Southwest Series as he established a new Arizona Speedway track record during qualifying time trials. Racing to a heat race win, Croft would move into the Copper Classic feature event where he would line up in the second row.

Jumping up to second when the green flag dropped, Croft challenged early leader DJ Netto during the opening two laps before setting into second on the extremely slick racing surface.

Getting into traffic early, Croft continued to stick to the cushion as he kept Netto in his crosshairs. As Netto was able to pull away, Croft would soon find himself in a battle for second with Justin Sanders.

With Sanders able to get the spot, Croft would come right back and take over and pull away as the first 21-laps went caution free.

Following a restart on the 21st lap, Croft would experience misfortune as his right-rear would pop on the exit of turn two, and his strong showing at the Copper Classic would come to an end.

“It was a fun year, and I have to thank everyone that made it possible,” Croft added. “I have a great group of partners, as well as a great group of guys that help me on the car, and I really want to thank all of them for everything they do for the race team.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, QTM, XYZ, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-51, Wins-1, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-23.

ON TAP: Croft’s 2017 season has come to a close.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

DJ Netto Defends Copper Classic Crown

PETERSEN MEDIA: Winning the inaugural Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway one year ago, DJ Netto would remain the race’s only champion as he bounced back from a tough showing on Friday night to dominate Saturday night’s feature event.

“Friday night we were really good all night, but we had a fuel issue in the feature that cut our night short,” DJ Netto said. “Saturday night we came back and were just as good, and put a complete night together and won this deal again.”

Traveling to Arizona Speedway in the Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain backed No. 88n, DJ Netto would get the weekend kicked off by timing in fourth fastest in time trials before finishing fourth in his heat race.

Moving into the feature event, the Hanford, CA standout would line up in the sixth row for the 25-lap feature event. With something not quite right on his machine, Netto would only complete 10-laps before retiring to the pit area.

With his issues sorted out, Netto returned to action on Saturday night and jump started his night by timing in third fastest in qualifying time trials, and turning in a very strong performance in his heat race that saw him pick up the win.

Lining up on the pole for the feature event, Netto would get the jump over fellow Californian, Colby Copeland. On the extremely slick racing surface, Netto showed he would be the one to beat early as he quickly gapped the field as he found himself in lapped traffic in a few short laps.

Despite being mired in traffic, Netto continued to leave the field in his wake as he opened his lead up to just about a straightway advantage over second running Willie Croft.

The first 21 laps would go with no stoppages, and as it looked like it may go green to checkered, the caution flag would fly and bunch the field back up. The restart didn’t deter Netto as he was able to get away from the field, only to see the caution flag fly again as second running Willie Croft came to a stop with a flat right rear.

Back underway, Netto would be unchallenged as he raced his way to his fourth win of the season, and his second consecutive at the Copper Classic.

“It is great to get the 88n back in victory lane,” Netto noted. “I have to thank Cori Guy and everyone for giving me a fast racecar. It is great to end our season on a high note for the second year in a row.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-65, Wins-4, Top 5’s-25, Top 10’s-39

ON TAP: Netto’s 2017 season has concluded.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

 

 

RETAINING WALLS, WHEEL FENCE INSTALLED AT TRENTON’S CURE INSURANCE ARENA MONDAY; CLAY COMING IN TUESDAY; IMPRESSIVE FIELD OF ENTRIES AWAITS THURSDAY PRACTICE

TRENTON, NJ November 27, 2017 . . . Construction began on Monday morning inside Trenton’s CURE Insurance Arena for this weekend’s first East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals. The two day event, this Friday and Saturday December 1 and 2, followed the Disney On Parade show which moved out following two shows on Sunday at the venue.

On Monday morning, concrete barriers began arriving and were placed strategically around the outside of the arena. The new barriers have extended height above those used in the past to allow for the foot of clay that will make up the racing surface. Another crew began to assemble a new catch fence on Monday that will surround the racing surface.

The work was completed on Monday to allow 60 dump trucks of clay to be laid on the floor starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Heavy equipment began to arrive at the arena last week to be in position to work the clay into a smooth surface, with banking, prior to a closed door test session with the 600cc Micro Sprint racers Thursday evening.

Clay for the racing surface was kept in the ground until Monday to keep it free of moisture and possible frost. The rich black clay was extracted from the same pit used successfully for years at the East Windsor Speedway. Its supply was located thanks to the help of former speedway track director Butch Jones.

Indoor racing has been held at the arena, formerly known as the Sun Bank Center, since February of 2014. Three Quarter Midget (TQ) racing inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall was first held in 1965. This weekend’s event, however will be the first ever indoor event held in the state using a dirt track surface.

Anticipation is running high. Over 90 600cc Micro Sprints have entered and while there has been a brisk pre-sale, plenty of good seats will be available for both Friday and Saturday night programs. Ticket lines at arenas, however, can often be long and slow so it’s recommended that spectators arrive in ample time before Friday’s 7 p.m. start and Saturday’s 5 p.m. first green flag. It’s expected that Saturday’s main events won’t see the track until after 8 p.m.

The uniqueness of racing Micro 600cc Sprints indoors, on dirt, has attracted an impressive and diverse field of competitors, including to some of the most familiar names in racing.

Chief among them is six time and reigning Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint champion Brian Montieth of Phoenixville PA., whose nickname, ‘The Edge’, is derived from his exciting driving style.

Also entered is Ryan Smith of Kunkletown, PA, whose background in Micro Sprint racing schooled him well for his rapidly developing career in 410 Sprint racing. Smith was second in the 2017 All Star Sprint Circuit Of Champions standings.

California native Danny Stratton, who has spent most of 2017 racing in the Midwest on the POWRi Midget circuit, is entered. Stratton raced with ARDC in the northeast in 2016 while basing out of Reading, PA.

Tim Buckwalter, the 2017 Kutztown SpeedSTR track champion is in the field as is his cousin, multi-time ARDC Midget champion and 410 Sprint winner Steve Buckwalter.

Noted Sprint Car driving brothers Michael and Brian Carber have rides for the East Coast Dirt Micro Nationals as do past ARDC Midget car driving champions Alex Bright and Trevor Kobylarz.

New York State 360 Sprint Car drivers Scott Kreutter and Joe Trenca are in the field.

One of the most intriguing entries is that of Anthony Sesely, the Matawan, N.J., paved track specialist who has won three times indoors, with his Micro against the TQ Midgets on the concrete arena floor of Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

Sesely has some recent outdoor dirt track driving experience but his car builder, Hyper Racing, is among Micro Sprint racing’s winningest manufacturers.

Entries have already been received from competitors in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Colorado, Connecticut, North Carolina, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

The ‘big names’ will battle the tested-tough Micro Sprint racers who compete wheel to wheel on dozens of tracks throughout the northeast in what promises to be a fascinating ‘race-within-a-race’.

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY 2018 SCHEDULE!

(Perris, CA, November 27, 2017) Promoter Don Kazarian has released the 2018 Perris Auto Speedway schedule. The 23rd consecutive year of racing at the now famous Riverside County speed plant will commence with the “Winter Heat Weekend” featuring the IMCA Modifieds along with Super Stocks, Street Stocks and American Factory Stocks on January 13th and 14th. The doubleheader will pay IMCA points to the Modifieds. The official PASSCAR season openers will be on February 10th and 11th and both shows will feature the Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and the IMCA Modifieds.

The regular season night opener will be on Saturday, March 3rd and will include World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints. The hugely popular “Night of Destruction” schedule has been increased to seven races for 2017. N.O.D., which features Democross, Figure 8 racing, Figure 8 Trailer races and Formula X & Autocross, will hit the track for the first time in 2018 on March 17th. For the second year in a row, “Night of Destruction” will be the featured show for the annual Independence Day Celebration on July 4th.

The season will culminate with the “23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction” on November 8th, 9th and 10th featuring the USAC National and CRA Sprint Cars.

January 13th "Winter Heat Weekend" IMCA Modifieds (2018 IMCA Points Awarded) PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks (No 2018 PASSCAR Points Awarded) Pit Gate opens at noon, racing at 3:00 pm.

January 14th "Winter Heat Weekend" IMCA Modifieds (2018 IMCA Points Awarded) PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks (No 2018 PASSCAR Points Awarded) Pit Gate opens at noon, racing at 3:00 pm.

February 10th "Opening day" PASSCAR SERIES Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks (2018 PASSCAR Points Awarded) and IMCA Modifieds

Pit Gate opens at noon, racing at 3:00 pm.

February 11th PASSCAR SERIES Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks (2018 PASSCAR Points Awarded) and IMCA Modifieds

Pit Gate opens at noon, racing at 3:00 pm.

March 3rd "OPENING NIGHT" "SO CAL SHOWDOWN" WORLD OF OUTLAWS Craftsman Sprint Car Series, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting the Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN TICKETS ON SALE @ woosprint.com/schedule

March 10th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

March 17th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting the Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

April 14TH PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

April 21st "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting the Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

April 28th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

May 12th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

May 19th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

May 26th "SALUTE TO INDY " USAC/CRA Sprint Cars , PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting the Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

June 9th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 16th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

June 23rd USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars

June 30th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 4th 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting the Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

July 21st USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars

July 28th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

August 18th "CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars

August 25th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 1st NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD VII - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

September 22nd "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars

October 6th - 14th SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FAIR

October 27th PASSCAR "Champions Night" - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Modifieds

November 7th Oval Nationals Practice

November 8th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 9th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 10th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Murrieta, PrintItNow.com, Scott Sales, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Original Tommy’s Burgers, Trench Shoring, Valley News, Vista Paint and Weedmaps.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, sign up at The PAS Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

Video and DVD productions of all racing 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 web site LoudPedal Productions

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one-hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Charges Forward to Earn Two Top 10s During Copper Classic

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Nov. 27, 2017) - Giovanni Scelzi picked up a pair of seventh-place finishes last weekend during his final outing of the season.

Scelzi was stout during both nights at Arizona Speedway, where he drove for BDS Motorsports during the Copper Classic. He set quick time during qualifying for the 12th time this season on Friday night to open the ASCS Southwest Region doubleheader.

"It was great to qualify well, but it actually hurt us with the format they ran," he said. "Qualifying set you up for the heat races, which were inverted by six on Friday. But you didn't get any qualifying points. We started behind Dominic (Scelzi) and D.J. Netto and outside of Willie Croft so we had a stacked heat."

Scelzi advanced a position to finish fifth, which relegated him to the B Main. He won that race to transfer into the 17th starting position for the main event.

"We were really good on Friday," he said. "That's what we've been working to hit on. However, in a 25-lap feature you're not going to pass more than 10 cars. There's just no time. For us to go from 17th to seventh was a good showing."

Scelzi maneuvered to a seventh-place finish, which also netted him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/BI-iTw8rsio.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday with Scelzi timing in fifth quickest. He then finished where he started - third - in a heat race to lock into the 14 th starting spot for the A Main.

"The track rubbered up about halfway through," he said. "We had a restart with four laps to go and I think we were running 12th. I hit the bottom around the track the last couple of laps and got by about five guys."

Scelzi's late move gained him several spots as he placed seventh for the second straight night. It marked his 30th top 10 of the season. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/Zlo-QYubi90.

"I want to thank Bryan Sundby and BDS Motorsports for another opportunity," he said. "It was a good final weekend. New tracks are always fun and I think we had the fastest car on the track all weekend. It was just a tough format."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 24 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (17).

Nov. 25 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 7 (14).

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 5 wins, 19 top fives, 30 top 10s, 39 top 15s, 43 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://youtu.be/RjDQszUzoe0

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - K&N Filters

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"K&N Filters gives our motors the maximum performance they can possibly have," Scelzi said. "They are the nicest product on the market and I enjoy being able to work with them. K&N has supported my family's racing since Day 1. Throughout the years we've become really close with the people at K&N and it's a great relationship we have."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Roth Motorsports, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

COUNTDOWN TO RACING XTRAVAGANZA IS ON; BAPS RETURNS AS TITLE SPONSOR

The countdown is on for Racing Xtravaganza!

Now that the auto racing season is over around Central Pennsylvania, race fans can now look forward to the big show that will take place at the Utz Arena at the York Expo Center on Saturday and Sunday, February 3-4, 2018.

In what will be the third annual event of the show, the show offers up a lot of many different activities for those that love auto racing.

And for the third straight year, BAPS Auto Paint and Supply will return as the title sponsor for Racing Xtravaganza.

“Racing Xtravaganza is excited to have BAPS Auto Paint and Supply back as our title sponsor,’ show owner Scott Gobrecht stated. “We opened car and vendor registration a few weeks ago and the response has been tremendous.”

That is a great thing for the race fan!

While many of the great show events from the past return, New for 2018 will be the BAPS Finishing First $1,000 to Win Corn Hole Challenge, Free RC Racing and an Exclusive Hotel Deal.

The BAPS Finishing First $1,000 Corn Hole Challenge will feature veteran stars and popular young guns from various racing divisions competing in a tournament style corn hole contest. The winner will receive a $1,000 BAPS Finishing sponsorship for the upcoming racing season and second place will receive a $500 sponsorship. Participants will have a chance to double their winnings if their race car is on display at Racing Xtravaganza.

‘Initial reactions to the BAPS Finishing First Corn Hole Challenge is that it will be a great addition to the show,” Gobrecht added. “The BAPS Challenge will bring out the stars of our sport to Racing Xtravaganza.”

Another new addition to the show will be all show attendees and racing fans can test their driving skills on a radio-controlled racing system that provides exciting 1/18 scale stock car racing.

“Racing Xtravaganza is proud to bring this new feature to fans for free,” Gobrecht added. “Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the RC Track area. We expect a crowd to gather for this as each race can have up to eight competitors of all ages.”

Those wishing to spend the weekend in York for the show are urged to take advantage of the Hotel Deal at the nearby Wyndham Garden is offering a $100 per night discounted rate for show attendees. Call the hotel to book now and mention Racing Xtravaganza to score the deal while room availability lasts. The phone to the hotel is 717-846-9500.

Back again in 2018 will be the always popular Kids Zone sponsored by Hickory Falls Family Entertainment Center.

The Viper Risk Management Group Stage is the focal point of the show hosting Meet and Greets, Pageants and much more and the Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room will again host a variety of seminars and presentations all weekend long.

Vendor registration forms and race car registration forms are updated and available now on the website at www.racingxtravaganza.com.

Fans can also get the latest breaking news for the show and should check the website often during the next few months for schedule of events along, prices and so much more.

Be sure to visit www.racingxtravaganza.com often for all details and Like Racing Xtravaganza on Facebook for the latest news and details as well.

 

 

Hard Work Pays Off For Farrer

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

Last Saturday night (November 25) Victorian 360ci Sprintcar driver Brenten Farrer ventured across the border into South Australia for the latest round of the Allstar 360ci Sprintcar Series at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge and he drove home a winner after a near perfect evening in his Porkers Transport / Frijtek #34 Maxim. Throughout the night Brenten was in outstanding form as he all but clean swept the night after setting the fastest lap in qualifying, winning his opening heat and the pole shuffle prior to claiming the 30-lap final. His only blemish was finishing third in his second heat after starting from the back row.

Going into round 3 of the series Brenten had his back against the wall having destroyed a race car the week prior, at Moama after being an innocent victim in an opening lap crash. But after countless hours in the shed during the week his team put together a brand-new Maxim courtesy of main sponsor Rob Porker and Brenten rewarded his team for their efforts by claiming his fourth career A-Main victory.

“After last week everyone was saying lets just miss Murray Bridge and take a break from the series, but I am not one to quit anything. The points championship is now probably out of our reach after the horror run we have had but we are now after race wins and we finally got one” added Brenten.

“South Australia has always been pretty good to me, I won the State AMCA Title, but Murray Bridge has always been a bit of a hoodoo track, so I finally got the monkey off my back. I can’t thank my Team, my Family and my sponsors enough for sticking by me”.

Brenten will be hoping to continue his winning ways this Saturday night as he travels to the Wangaratta Speedway for round four of the series.

Brenten would like to thank the following corporate supporters for their involvement in the 2017/18 Sprintcar Season: Frijtek Industrial Refrigeration, Porkers Transport, B&G Clancy Farm Contracting, Remote Tree Services, Ayross Racing, B.A.T Training and Assessments, BNR Race Engines, Kouda Signs, PRP Engineering, JB Speedway Spares and Phil Michell Motorsport Media.

 

 

MEAN GREEN RETURNS IN 2018 AS PRIMARY SPONSOR FOR HOFFMAN RACING WITH KEVIN THOMAS JR. IN THE SEAT OF THE ICONIC #69 IN THE 2018 USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES

Loveland, OH (Nov. 27, 2017) – Hoffman Racing (HAR) is proudly announcing that Mean Green Cleaner and Degreaser is returning for the 6th year as the primary sponsor for HAR, which is pursuing an unprecedented USAC National Sprint Car Series Championship #12 in 2018. Returning as associate sponsors will be Lykins Energy Solutions, Hoosier Tire and XYZ. HAR will continue to fly the flag of The Military Order of The Purple Heart as an official MOPH Race Team.

Pushing the “loud pedal” will be Cullman, Alabama’s Kevin Thomas Jr. He started racing at an early age and was the BMX bike champion in the state of Alabama by the age of 8. After running mini-sprints he graduated to sprint cars in 2007. In 2013 he won 7 USAC Sprint car feature wins and was named “Most Improved Driver”. KT formed his own team in 2017 and won 7 USAC National races including Indiana Sprint Week and the Budweiser Oval Nationals.

“I’m grateful to be able to add my name to the long list of people that have driven for Hoffman Racing. When Mr. Hoffman approached me, I was kind of shocked. It’s a great opportunity, and I’m incredibly thankful to get to be a small piece of their history. We’re going to make a run at the sprint car championship. I think it’d be cool to get them their 12th title. I was fortunate enough to have an amazing season this past year, and I hope we can duplicate in 2018. I’m really looking forward to driving the No.69,” said Kevin Thomas Jr.

“We were thrilled to be able to work out a partnership with KT to acquire his considerable driving talents for 2018. We are confident that this combination will keep us in the hunt for the 2018 season to win races and that 12th USAC National Sprint Car Championship we are pursuing”, said Richard Hoffman, owner and President of Hoffman Racing.

“Mean Green is excited to return as a partner with Hoffman Auto Racing. We are grateful for the support we have received from the Hoffman Team and fans throughout the years and we are proud to extend our partnership for another winning season” commented Mariely De La Fuente , Brand Manager Mean green Cleaner and Degreaser.

Tim Waechter, Vice President of Marketing/Public Relations/Social Media commented “Mean Green has done a tremendous job of marketing Hoffman racing and Sprint car racing to build their brand awareness and volume.

Highlights of the team’s history include: -1929-1960 Gus campaigned Sprint Cars and Midgets, his drivers included Eddie Sachs, and Don Branson - 1964 Gus’s son Richard became co-owner of the Team - 1973-1984 HAR fielded Indy Cars, including 7 Indy 500 starts - 1989 HAR won the first of 11 USAC National Sprint Car Championships with Rob Hoffman as the crew chief (’92,’93,’96,’97,’99,’02,’04,’08,’14,’16)

With 101 USAC National Sprint Car wins and 11 National Championships, HAR has won more National races and championships than any other team in USAC sprint car history. HAR also has 7 Silver Crown wins and one

USAC midget win for a total of 109 USAC National wins.

In 2003 HAR was recognized for excellence by the Ohio State Senate and House of Representatives. HAR has finished in the top 3 in USAC National Sprint Car owner’s points 20 times since 1989.

Drivers from the past 88 years reads like a who’s who of racing: Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Tracy Hines, JJ Yeley, Kasey Kahne, Kenny Irwin Jr, Rich Vogler, Dave Darland, Johnny Parsons Jr., Tim Richmond, Jay Drake, Brian Tyler, Robbie Stanley, Eric Gordon, Steve Butler, Jerry Coons Jr. Ryan Newman, Dave Steele, George Snider, Tom Bigelow Shorty Templemen, Don Branson, Eddie Sachs, Bill Puterbaugh, Elmer George, Pancho Carter, Roger Ward, Andy Michener, Kyle Larson and Brady Bacon. In all approximately 131 drivers have competed in the Hoffman cars. Of those there are four father/son combinations, Dick and Dickie Gaines, Jim and Tracy Hines Kerry and Dave Norris, Clark and Shorty Templemen. Two brother combinations, Larry and Steve Cannon, Pancho Carter and Johnny Parsons Jr. HAR also had a step grandfather and step grandson combination of Elmer George and Ed Carpenter.

 

 

News From The Eastern Museum Of Motor Racing Preserving America’s Motor Sports Heritage

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing Hosting Open House This Weekend

York Springs, Pa. – The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will enter the final month of 2017 with a busy weekend. The showplace of racing history will host a holiday open house this Saturday, December 2, and on Sunday, December 3.

The museum will be open to the public on Friday, December 1. The museum staff will provide tours of the facility and aid in any research.

The holiday open house will begin on Saturday at 10 a.m. There will be refreshments for those in attendance. The Saturday activities will end at 4 p.m. The holiday open house will continue on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An auction of racing memorabilia will be held.

On Sunday there will be a roundtable discussion with Mike McCracken, the new owner of the Beaver Springs drag racing facility. The roundtable will also be about drag racing from the 1960s and ‘70s featuring Bob McCardle.

The museum is two floors of racing displays featuring racing equipment of every era. The equipment is from a variety of competitions including oval racing, drag racing, snowmobile racing, and motorcycle competitions.

EMMR is also the home of the large Chris Economaki collection. The famed automobile competition writer and noted television racing host donated his entire collection to the museum. This collection, plus many more donations, provide a large library and research facility.

EMMR is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday during the winter months.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is a non-profit organization founded in 1975, dedicated to the preservation of America’s great motor racing history. EMMR not only honors significant people and vehicles of racing’s past; but also, the historic speedways, fairgrounds, drag racing organizations, and the Gettysburg Region Antique Auto Club of America.

 

 

Consignment and Booth Space for Annual OKC Trade Show Available!

Geary, Oklahoma November 26, 2017 - Consignment and trade show booth space is available for the 21st annual OKC Racers/High Performance Auction, Trade Show and Swap Meet, scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday, January 5 - 6, 2018, located at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds and inside the Oklahoma Expo Hall.

Consignments are wanted and you must call early for pre-consignment lot numbers as this show will sell out early.

Also, trade show exhibit and swap meet space are available now for reservation and you will want to obtain your booth now before it is too late. Friday the 6th from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM are the setup times for consignments and vendors.

Everything including Sprint Cars*Drag Cars*Trailers*Engines*Tow Rigs*Go-Karts*New & Used Parts*Race Cars*Tools*Shop Equipment*, etc. will be represented to the public during this show, which will be held on Saturday the 7th from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM.

Please note there will be NO Buyers PREMIUM AT ALL SALES EXCEPT CREDIT CARD SALES.

To find out more information on the 21st annual Oklahoma Racers/High Performance Trade Show, Swap Meet and Auction check out their website www.raceshow.net. There you will find all you need to know for this annual event, as well as other 4 Speed Promotions shows in Wichita, Kansas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Wichita Falls, Texas.

To reserve your booth space, consignment lot numbers and “promoters row” call (940) 733-8937 or (940) 723-7241.

 

 

Midwest Winter Race Show Presented Rodney Sanders Chassis and Shock School!

Geary, Oklahoma – November 26, 2017 - Midwest Winter Race Show promoter Greg Deatherage is proud to announce modified and late model standout Rodney Sanders will host a modified and chassis shock school during the 31st Annual Kansas Racers/High Performance Trade Show, Auction and Seminar to be held at the Century 2 Convention Center in downtown Wichita, Kansas on Saturday, December 30, 2017.

Also appearing with Sanders will be Jimmy Mars of MB Customs Race Cars; Denny Fuller with CPD Shock Service as well as Vic Neal of Vic Hill Race Engines and Jay Neal of BSB Manufacturing.

Reservation cost is $225 per person or $395 for crew and driver and with limited space available, you are encouraged to reserve now so you can learn in 2017 and beat the competition in 2018.

Learn from one of the most versatile drivers in the country and his chassis builder with extensive question and answer session.

To reserve your seat for the Rodney Sanders Modified Chassis and Shock School, call (940) 723-7241 or (940) 733-8937 to register.

More information on the 31st Annual Kansas Racers/High Performance Trade Show, Auction and Swap Meet can be found on the official Midwest Winter Race Show website www.raceshow.net.

 

 

Consignments/Booth Space for Annual Kansas Trade Show Still Available!

Geary, Oklahoma – November 26, 2017 - For the past 30 years, Greg Deatherage and his 4-Speed Promotions has opened his Midwest Winter Race Show in Wichita, Kansas and the 2017-2018 versions is no different as dates have been announced for the 31st annual Kansas Racers/High Performance Auction, Trade Show and Swap Meet. For the fifth year in a row this two-day event will be held inside the climate controlled Century 2 Convention Center on Friday and Saturday night, December 29-30, 2017.

Also held during the two-day weekend will be the third annual “Kansas Antique Racers Reunion and modified chassis and shock seminar by modified and late model stand-out Rodney Sanders and friends.

Consignments are wanted and you must call early for pre-consignment lot numbers as this show will sell out early.

Also, trade show exhibit and swap meet space are available now for reservation and you will want to obtain your booth now before it is too late. Friday the 29th from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM are the setup times for consignments and vendors.

Everything including Sprint Cars*Drag Cars*Trailers*Engines*Tow Rigs*Go-Karts*New & Used Parts*Race Cars*Tools*Shop Equipment*, etc. will be represented to the public during this show, which will be held on Saturday the 30th from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM.

4 Speed Promotions is also offering FREE booths, complete with table and two chairs and backdrop to all Kansas track promoters. This will be a perfect opportunity for you to have available your 2018 track rules, schedules, registrations, etc. and a chance to talk with the drivers but your fellow-promoters as well.

An on-sight graphics company will also be on hand and available for you drivers who need graphics made at that time.

Please note there will be NO Buyers PREMIUM AT ALL SALES EXCEPT CREDIT CARD SALES.

Also, this year for those of you vendors or patrons coming from out of state and needing lodging information, two hotels are recommended. They are the Holiday Inn and Suites at 221 E. Kellogg (316) 269-2090 and the Hyatt Hotels on 400 W. Waterman (316) 613-6267.

To find out more information on the 31st annual Kansas Racers/High Performance Trade Show, Swap Meet and Auction check out their website www.raceshow.net. There you will find all you need to know for this annual event, as well as other 4 Speed Promotions shows at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Wichita Falls, Texas.

To reserve your booth space, consignment lot numbers or “promoters row” call Deatherage (940) 723-7241.

 

 

Northeast Racing Products Auction, Trade Show, Swap Meet presented on Keizer Wheels and Hoosier Tires fueled by VP Racing Fuels Completes Very Successful First Year

SYRACUSE, NY – The first annual Northeast Racing Products Auction, Trade Show and Swap Meet presented by Keizer Wheels, Hoosier Tires and VP Race Fuels held at the Center of Progress Building located on the New York State Fairgrounds on November 17 and 18 was a rousing success.

“Wow! What can say,” said promoter Jeremie Corcoran, “I couldn’t ever imagine the show going off like it did. I am actually pretty much speechless. The turn out was just amazing with the vendors filling the show, drivers, crew members, fans, everyone filling the aisles. I’m just so glad that everyone seemed to have a great two days. It’s been over for a little bit and I just can't be more thankful for everyone's help.”

Corcoran went on, “We do have some tweaking for next year. I want the show to be better so everyone will enjoy it even more. We will look at changing the hours some and hopefully we can be in the new building next year that is almost double in size.”

The show ran just two days and proved to be very popular by the vendors with Friday’s attendance up over past years and Saturday’s seeing the largest crowd turn out in over a decade.

The feature cars that went on the auction block Saturday was the main attraction of the show with a standing room only crowd filling the auction area. The Bicknell Racing Products 2018X complete roller saw the highest bid of $31,500 from Jeff Taylor, Utica-Rome Sportsman runner and the owner of The Wild Zoo in Chittenango, NY.

The other main auction cars were a Troyer frame and body that went to car owner Mike Parillo for $8,700, Upstate NY Crate Late Model star Dale Caswell took home the Bernheisel built Lazer Chassied late model frame and body for $6,100, Danny Creeden was the highest bidder for the Teo Pro Car frame and body at $5,500 with ESS standout Jeff Cook winning the Mach 1 Chassis sprint car frame and body at $3,800.

Two seminars were held and was very well attended on Saturday with Mike Mallett and George Smith from Dirt Track Digest along with promoter Brett Deyo holding a special media seminar that covered all facets of media including print, internet, social media and photography.

Mike Walton from Fastline Performance and Fox Shocks held a very popular seminar that filled the grandstands. His experience in shocks and set ups was the key focus and the “Pull Down” machine located in his booth caught the attention of many.

A special $2,000 tool box courtesy of Snap-On Tools was won by north country sportsman runner Jackson Gill.

The Friday night vendor party from 8 to 10 with free food and beer on Corcoran was a huge hit and a great way for vendors to unwind and kick tires with each other.

The promotional ventures for Corcoran now shift the Syracuse SnoCross on March 2 &3, the Syracuse Motorsports Expo on March 9 &10 and the Syracuse Stadium Cross on March 24 & 25 all being held at the New York State Fairgrounds.

For more information on all of Corocoran’s promotions, you can log on to http://northeastracingproducts.com/ , http://www.syracusesnocross.com

http://www.syracusestadiumcross.com/ or Please contact Jeremie at NortheastRacingProducts@yahoo.com or call 315.374.2839.

Participating sponsors for the Bicknell Racing Products 2018X Chassis were: ATL Fuel Cells, Behrent Performance Warehouse, Bert Transmission, Bert Torsion Bars, Bicknell Racing Products, DMI Rear Ends, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tires, Integra Shocks & Springs, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Kirkey Fabrication, Pat’s Radiator, PDG Graphix, Profile Steering, Total Power Batteries, Wilwood Brakes and Wrisco Aluminum

 

 

EAST COAST MICRO DIRT NATIONALS RACERS RECEIVE ADDITIONAL INCENTIVE; BOB HILBERT CO. POSTS $500 HARD CHARGER BONUS

TRENTON, NJ November 25, 2017. . . Racers who will be competing in the first East Coast Dirt Nationals coming up at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. on Friday and Saturday, December 1-2, 2017 won’t have to win the race to earn big bucks.

Bob Hilbert Company, supplier of official event apparel to Len Sammons Motorsports Productions and the Indoor Auto Racing Series since its inception, has thrown its support behind a ‘Hard Charger’ award.

“There are so many good drivers who put on a great show for the fans who don’t ultimately win. Rewarding one of them with a Hard Charger award makes a lot of sense, and thanks to Bob Hilbert, we can,” Len Sammons said.

Bob Hilbert Company, based in Boyertown, Pa., ranks among the industry leaders in designing and printing of event and driver apparel. The firm is backing the $500 award. The prize will be presented to the driver who advances the most positions in the A-Main.

Nearly 100 Dirt Micro Sprint drivers from eight different states from many different racing disciplines have entered the first ever East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals.

Some of the entrants are veterans of prior Indoor Auto Racing Series TQ events, chief among them Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J. Sesely is a three time Gambler’s Classic winner on the concrete Boardwalk Hall oval in Atlantic City, N.J.

Other Indoor TQ drivers are crossing over from the concrete with Sesely include Micro Sprint veteran Pat Bealer, past TQ Midget outdoor circuit champion Matt Janisch, 2016 Wall Stadium TQ Turkey Derby winner Matt Roselli and Dirt Modified and past Indoor Auto Racing Series A-Main winner Mike Iles.

Ryan Smith, who ranked second in the 2017 All Star Circuit Of Champions 410 Sprint Car circuit, has filed an entry to compete in the first East Coast Dirt Micro Nationals.

Named the ‘Kunkletown Kid’ for his lifelong residency in the small Pennsylvania hamlet, Smith enjoyed a breakout season with the All Stars, winning three races and outpointing almost 300 other drivers from across the country except Ohio’s Chad Kemenah, the circuit champion.

Indoor Auto Racing Series competition will be nothing new to Smith. In fact, he has one of the most consistent performance records of any driver in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, authoring top five finishes in A-Main events, all the while driving a Micro 600cc Sprint against the heavily favored asphalt TQ Midgets.

Prominent outdoor dirt track specialists who have entered the East Coast Dirt Micro Nationals include six time and reigning Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint Car driving champion Brian Montieth, native Californian Danny Stratton, who has spent most of 2017 racing in the Midwest on the POWRi Midget circuit, Kutztown SpeedSTR reigning champion Tim Buckwalter along with his cousin, former ARDC Midget driving champion Steve, noted Sprint Car driving brothers Michael and Brian Carber, and past ARDC Midget car driving champions Alex Bright, Trevor Kobylarz.

New York state 360 Sprint car drivers Scott Kreutter and Joe Trenca have also expressed their intention to compete in the East Coast Micro Dirt Nationals.

The field also includes the best drivers and teams from Micro Sprint racing.

In fact, one Micro Sprint car owner is so sure one of the division regulars will win the event, he’s willing to put his money on it. Should any non-regular of 600cc Micro Sprint racing win Saturday’s feature event the car owner will add a $500 bonus to the win total.

Though a new attraction, the CURE Insurance Arena (formerly Sun National Bank Center), has hosted TQ Midget racing for the past four years on the arena’s concrete floor.

The two-day event will start on Friday at 7 p.m. with 10 heat races. Drivers will pick for qualifying positions. Those with a bad draw will be rewarded with passing points. The top 60 performers will then be divided into four A-qualifier feature races.

On Saturday, points from Friday’s events will line-up all drivers into “alphabet mains” which will begin at 5 p.m... While high point drivers will lock into Saturday’s A-Main, expected to start after 8 p.m., the other racers will have the opportunity to advance from twin F, E, D, C and B-mains to make the 40 lap “A” feature.

 

 

Jason Johnson, TVG and the Rock Star Amongst Classic Entries

The 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic looks set to welcome 2016 Knoxville Nationals Champion Jason Johnson back to Sungold Stadium along with a posse of hot shot Aussie including Tim Van Ginneken and Danny Reidy.

For the second successive summer Jason Johnson will team up with Stephen Stathy and the potent Diamond Bay Motorsports team for his assault on the major Australian meetings.

Having combined to finished 18th in the 2017 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, Johnson will return to our shores aiming to not only improve on that result, but threaten for the crown of Classic Champion.

The native of Eunice, Louisiana, again competed on the tough World of Outlaws Tour throughout 2017, recording four feature race wins enroute to an overall sixth place finish in the driver points.

Johnson’s defense of his Nationals Crown, saw him endure a tough week which began with a typically consistent qualifying effort (9th quick), before he managed to progress from a starting spot of seventh to make the transfer with a fourth place run in his heat.

From there, things took a turn for the worse after contact between Johnson and Dominic Scelzi resulted in front end damage to Johnson’s car, which would eventually see him scored as 24th in his qualifying night A-Main.

This resulted in Johnson being relegated to the Friday Night School of Hard Knocks program, which saw him dominate the nights proceedings, setting quick time in his qualifying group, before winning his heat ahead of Tim Kaeding, Cole Duncan and Kevin Thomas Jnr.

This saw him start the A-Main from the front row and saw Johnson win the event to lock in a 17th starting spot in the Nationals Final.

Johnson, however wasn’t done there as he also stormed to a win in the Speed Sport World Challenge to cap off a memorable Friday night for Jason and his team.

The Saturday night Knoxville Nationals finale, as won by Donny Schatz, saw the defending champ progress from 17th to 11th at the fall of the chequered flag.

Being no stranger to the Classic and with an awesome Maxim Chassis, Maxwill power-plant combination at his disposal for the Classic, is 2018 going to be the year that Jason Johnson rights some wrongs and adds his name to the Classic honor roll?

Despite Premier Speedway being his home track, Tim Van Ginneken has certainly not been leg-roped to Warrnambool as far as his racing is concerned, with TVG now boasting two Western Australian and one Northern Territory Sprintcar Titles upon his resume.

Having pledged to contest as many World Series Sprintcars rounds as he can in 2017-18, Van Ginneken will be at the top of his game come the Classic as he aims to improve on last years result which saw his campaign essentially end on his qualifying night.

For 2018, Van Ginneken will again be at the wheel of the V36 for legendary local car owner Harry Droste, with support from Lowe’s Auto Repairs, South West Conveyancing, VG Build, Anderson Bob Cat Service, Rafferty’s Tavern and Lethal Race Wings.

Popular racer Danny Reidy will also return to Warrnambool to contest the Classic having been extremely competitive over his past couple of visits to the event. In 2017 Reidy finished 12th in B-Main 2.

For his 2018 campaign, the Rock Star, will be aboard his familiar NQ5 entry with support coming from Eagle Ignition Leads, Desert Palms Resort, Alice Springs and Inglis Race Engines.

Joining the list of entrants for the 2018 South West Conveyancing Classic will also be Daniel Sayre aboard the Aussie Forklift repairs, Endeavour Liquid waste and Atlantic Oils back N16 entry.

Sayre was unlucky to miss a transfer into the Classic final in 2016, having finished an impressive 5th in B-Main 2, while West Australian based Classic rookie Brodie Minchin will make his first appearance aboard the W22 GF1, with some fantastic support coming his way via JA Civil Resources, Wesfil, Penrite Oil, Powercrank Batteries, Hadley Earthworks, Ridgeback Boltong, KGS Auto Electrical, Fergy’s Mechanical, Lane Metals Pty Ltd, Auto 1 Margaret river, Sponsorship & Consulting Services, Matrix Towing and Margaret River Sign Co.

The 2018 46th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

MURCOTT, MORO LOCK-UP TITLES J&J Auto Racing Teams Capture Knoxville Raceway & Victorian Sprintcar Titles

McKENZIE, Tenn. (November 22, 2017) – Following a telling trend, J&J Auto Racing teams added to the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer’s already impressive stats for the 2017 season over the weekend as David Murcott and Matt Moro were celebrated as the Victorian Sprintcar Title and Knoxville Raceway champions, respectively.

Moro was honored in front of a crowd of more than 600 during the Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway championship celebration banquet on Saturday, Nov. 18, for winning his second career 360ci Winged Sprint Car division title at the facility. His first track championship in the same division came in 2008. Moro and the No. 2M team will return to Knoxville Raceway action in 2018.

Murcott survived and conquered a crash-filled Victorian Sprint Car Title event at Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia on the same night. The No. V88 team celebrated the hard-fought victory as Sprint Car racing action heats up overseas.

For a complete summary of current J&J Auto Racing team victories please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

11/18/17 Dave Murcott Premier Speedway/AUS Victorian Sprintcar Title

11/18/17 Matt Moro Knoxville Raceway/IA 360ci Championship

To see a complete list of J&J Auto Racing race winners to-date, visit http://jandjautoracing.com/About/?Page=Winners

Earlier this season, J&J Auto Racing announced a Twitter contest open to both race teams competing under the brand’s banner as well as the public. For a chance to win a free J&J Auto Racing T-shirt, entrants must follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and post an appropriate racing-related image with J&J Auto Racing’s Twitter account tagged and using the hashtag #WinWithJ&J within the post.

A winner from tagged photos will be selected monthly and announced via J&J Auto Racing’s social media pages. All those submitting photos agree to allow J&J Auto Racing usage rights with photo credit. The contest will run through December 31, 2017. Monthly winners will be selected the last day of each month and announced accordingly.

-J&J-

About J&J Auto Racing For more than 40 years, J&J Auto Racing has been a leader in racecar chassis manufacturing. With intricate attention to detail and a willingness to provide chassis to the consumer’s specifications, J&J has taken its place as a leader in Sprint car racing innovation and safety. Founded and headed by Jack and Bonnie Elam, J&J Auto Racing is based in McKenzie, Tenn. For more information regarding J&J Auto Racing, please visit www.jandjautoracing.com or follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JJAutoRacing/.

 

 

POWRI CHAMPIONSHIP BANQUET SET FOR JANUARY 27, 2018

Belleville, IL (November 21, 2017) - The 2017 POWRi Championship Banquet will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the River City Casino & Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. The evening will kick off at 6:30 PM with a cocktail hour followed by dinner and the awards ceremony.

2017 was a breakthrough season for Performance Open Wheel Racing, Inc. (POWRi), and to honor an outstanding year the League has announced that for the first time a collective banquet will feature six POWRi divisions to receive year-end awards, contingencies, and point funds.

Champions, along with the top ten in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets (Drivers & Owners), POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros, and POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints will be honored plus Rookies of the Year.

Notable honorees include POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Champion Grady Chandler plus the POWRi Lucas Oil D-II Midget Champion Tyler Vantoll and second place driver Jack Routson. The top five for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprints will also be honored.

To receive an award, participants must be present. Tickets are now available for purchase at www.POWRi.com for $35 each. Click the RED "Buy Banquet Tickets" button in the upper-righthand corner. Tickets include a plated dinner. Tickets must be purchased by January 19, 2017. If you prefer to purchase by phone, please contact Brooke Rowden at (317) 345-5952.

Hotel Group Rate details are listed below. Guests who book rooms at the Holiday Inn, please note that a complimentary shuttle service will run from 4:00 PM - 12:30 AM between Holiday Inn and the River City Casino on Friday and Saturday night.

2017 POWRi Champions POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets - Logan Seavey (Sutter, California) POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Sprints - Joe B. Miller (Millersville, Missouri) POWRi Lucas Oil West Midgets - Grady Chandler (Edmond, Oklahoma) POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints - Korey Weyant (Springfield, Illinois) POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprints - Korey Weyant (Springfield, Illinois) POWRi Lucas Oil Division II Midgets - Tyler Vantoll (Belleville, Illinois) POWRi Lucas Oil Allstar Midgets - Dustin Gilbert (Tonganoxie, Kansas) POWRi Lucas Oil New Mexico 305 Wing Sprints - Wes Wofford (Alamogordo, New Mexico) POWRi Lonestar 600's Non-Winged - Mike Walling (Humble Texas) POWRi Lonestar 600's Restrictor - Maverick Elkins (Alvin, Texas) POWRi Mile High Micros - Christian Galicia (Falcon, Colorado)

2017 POWRi Rookies of the Year POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets Rookie of the Year - Logan Seavey (Sutter, California) POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Sprints Rookie of the Year - Craig Ronk (Warsaw, Indiana) POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints Rookie of the Year - Quinton Benson (Emma, Missouri)

River City Casino Info: Address - 777 River City Casino Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63125 Phone Number - (314) 388-7777 Website - www.rivercity.com Hotel Room Group Discount Rate - $159 plus tax MUST BOOK ROOMS BY FRIDAY JANUARY 12, 2018 Guests may call (888) 578-7289 for reservations by 1/12/18. Please identify yourself as a member of the Group, POWR18A in order to receive the Group Rate. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed by credit card. Individual reservations that are not canceled twenty-four hours prior to arrival will be charged for the first night's room and tax.

Guests may also make reservations ONLINE by entering the Special Offer Code POWR18A where prompted on the Hotel Reservations Page or by following this link: https://www.rivercity.com/hotel/rooms

Holiday Inn South County Center Hotel Info: Address - 6921 South Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63125 Phone Number - (314) 892-3600 Website - www.holidayinn.com/stl-sothcnty Hotel Room Group Discount Rate - $99 plus tax MUST BOOK ROOMS BY MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY JANUARY 5, 2018 Guests may call (314) 892-3600 for reservations by 1/5/18. Request "in-house" reservation and identify yourself as part of the POWRi group. Reservations must be received by 01/05/2018; thereafter, reservations will be taken on a space and rate available basis only.

Guests may also make reservations ONLINE by clicking HERE.

This link will direct you to the Holiday Inn website. Enter your arrival and departure dates at which time the Group Code POW will populate, then choose "Check Availability". The $99.00 rate will pop up and give guests an opportunity to choose a king or double queen room and make reservations.

If you have any questions, please call Brooke Rowden at (317) 345-5952.

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

 

 

Back to the Bridge

The JSR King of the River starts to take shape with Round 3 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series this Saturday night at Murray Bridge Speedway with another solid field of 25 cars. 17 travelling All Star regulars are set to challenge the locals and see who can take out the honours.

USA’s Cory Eliason is making a surprise early appearance to the Series driving for Adam Currie Team 59 Motorsport. Eliason’s last visit saw him pick up a neat $10,000 at the All Star Challenge last January at Simpson Speedway. Landing in Australia only on Wednesday the team will set about fine tuning the car and mounting a Maxwill 360 power plant for the weekend.

Many of the All Stars will have to cross the border for the 8 hour drive from Victoria whilst others are lucky enough to have a short trip to the Bridge after putting in the miles over the past few weeks. Current Series Champ Chris Solomon also currently leads the points going into this weekend closely followed by his older brother Paul Solomon in the Hutchins Motorsport ART. Paul was the one to beat at Heartland Raceway last weekend and will want to back it up. Mark Caruso has run each round of the series this season and the number of laps he has done around the Bridge he would have to feel comfortable with a home track advantage. Farmer Phil Lock in the V4 Cool won the same round last year and would dearly love to repeat it. Renmark’s Dan Evans has been fast and always one to watch. The number 16’s have been battling it out between each other and putting on some exciting racing against each other with V16 James Wren and SA16 Jack Gartner both ready to repeat it again. Cody Atkins, Jarman Dalitz, Michael Tancredi, Brenten Farrer , Father and Son duo Corey and Colin Lincoln all series regulars all keen to lock in good results. South Aussie hard chargers Michael Lovegrove, Brendan Guerin and Jamie Hendry all have experience and perform well on their home track.

“3 States in 4 weekends shows that we have been clocking up the k’s and we are all excited about running back at Murray Bridge. The Bridge has always been a big supporter of 360’s and our Series and it’s a pleasure to go back there” Searle tell us.

Leading the JSR King of the River Mini Series is Chris Solomon, Dan Evans 2nd, Mark Caruso 3rd, James Wren 4th and Phil Lock in 5th.

 

 

ELDORA SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES 2018 EVENT CALENDAR

65th Season Pushes Off with Sprint Cars; Concludes with New “Last Call For Them All” Celebration

ROSSBURG, Ohio (November 22, 2017) – Eldora Speedway today announced its confirmed race dates for the 2018 calendar year. The high-banked clay oval will continue to offer a special event schedule hosting national racing series and the region’s local racers.

This will be the 65th consecutive year of operation for the storied half-mile oval located in northern Darke County (Ohio) founded by the late Earl Baltes and his wife Berneice. The speedway has been owned by motorsports entrepreneur and former NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC driving champion Tony Stewart since November 2004.

As previously announced in late May, the 24th running of the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend will be contested Thursday-Friday-Saturday, June 7-8-9, while the 35th annual $50,000-to-win Kings Royal Weekend featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will be held on Thursday-Friday-Saturday, July 12-13-14. The sixth annual Eldora Dirt Derby, the only national NASCAR series race on dirt, is scheduled for Wednesday, July 18. Tuesday Night’s practice night for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will have more of a local flair in 2018 with a full racing program for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stock division. The Modifieds and Stock Cars will also run Invitational Features during Wednesday’s program. And, keeping with tradition, another $1,000 has been added to the winner’s purse of the 48th annual World 100 Weekend on Thursday-Friday-Saturday, September 6-7-8. Dirt Late Model racing’s most prestigious event will award the champion a handsome $51,000 and the coveted globe trophy.

With the renewal period concluded and exclusive ‘Add & Exchange Days’ soon to begin for renewal customers, the public on-sale date for tickets and campsites to Eldora’s four largest ‘spectacle’ events, is scheduled for Saturday, December 2 at 10 a.m. Tickets and campsites will be available by phone at (937) 338-3815 and www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

The season opener will feature sprint cars as the scheduled headliner for the first-time in several years as the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders 360 cubic inch (c.i.) winged sprint cars make their first of three trips to Eldora on Saturday, April 21. They will be joined by the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stock cars.

The ‘Late Model LidLifter’ will represent Eldora’s full-bodied season opener the following Saturday, April 28, when the Sunoco American Late Model Series competes for $5,000-to-win. The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds will also race for their richest originally-scheduled early season race with a $3,000-to-win show.

Exceptionally popular since its introduction, the #LetsRaceTwo Doubleheader Weekend featuring both the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and USAC National Championship Sprint Cars returns on Mother’s Day Weekend. The ‘Mother of All Sprint Car Races’ is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12.

Eldora has become well-known for spectacular fireworks shows and 2018 will be no different. The first of two dedicated programs will be Saturday, May 19 when Aaron’s presents $8 Family FIREWORKS Night. The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Stock Cars will be on the card as is tradition and the high-speed NRA 360 c.i. Sprint Invaders have been added to give area children and families their first sprint car experience. Casey’s General Stores will present the second $8 Family FIREWORKS Night on Saturday, August 4, which played to a near capacity crowd in 2017.

The traditional Holiday weekend Sunday shows featuring the Sunoco American Late Model Series, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stocks always provide valuable track time for Late Model competitors preparing for the Dirt Late Model Dream and World 100. Memorial Day weekend’s Johnny Appleseed Classic by Miller Lite will be Sunday, May 27 while the Baltes Classic by Coors Lite on Labor Day weekend is penciled in for Sunday, September 2.

After nearly a month primarily focused on fenders, the wings return when Casey’s General Stores presents the second round of Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Saturday, June 16. The event is part of the kickoff weekend to the ultra-popular Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars barnstorming tour across the buckeye state.

The 37th running of the 4-Crown Nationals by NKT.tv will once again be a homecoming of all divisions open-wheel – for both the sport’s biggest stars and its youngest participants. Friday, September 21’s ‘BeFour The Crowns Showdown’ will once again showcase the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series with the addition of the USAC Silver Crown division qualifying. Saturday, September 22 will once again add four names to the Johnny Vance Trophy under the headings of USAC National Midget Tour, USAC National Sprint Car Championship, USAC Silver Crown Championship and the Arctic Cat All Star Series of Champions sprint cars. Hundreds of young racers from the USAC .25 Midget program will also be in action all weekend long at ‘little e’ – Eldora’s kart and .25 midget track.

The 65th season will conclude with the new “Last Call For Them All” on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14 which celebrates many of Eldora’s most popular divisions sees the return of late season Sunday racing for the first-time in several years. The Saturday show will consist of the Sunoco American Late Model Series, NRA 360 Sprint Invaders and traditional non-wing sprint cars while Sunday’s card will see the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds center stage.

New in 2018 will be ‘flex-scheduling’ for the events scheduled in April, the Saturday of the 4-Crown Nationals and the #LastCallForThemAll. In the interest of track conditions and fan comfort, Eldora officials will post the final gate, event and starting schedules via social media and on the speedway’s website the week of the event after consultation with our official meteorological service.

The full 2018 Schedule of Events, including ticket pricing, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com/events. Tickets and campsite renewals for those events just announced will be issued after the new year and the deadline will be Wednesday, February 7 at 11:59 p.m. Tickets to these events will go on sale Monday, February 12 at 10 a.m.

About Eldora Speedway: Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader and dance promoter 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 driving champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Eldora will celebrate its 65th consecutive season of racing in 2018 featuring the biggest events in short-track racing, including: the 24th running of the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend on June 7th-8th-9th; the 35th annual $50,000-to-win Kings Royal Weekend on July 12th-13th-14th; the sixth annual Eldora Dirt Derby, the only NASCAR race on dirt, Wednesday, July 18th; the 48th annual World 100 Weekend on September 6th-7th-8th; and the historic 4-Crown Nationals on September 21st and 22nd. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 2018 season, including ticket and campsite information will be posted at www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Fans can get off-season access from Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and adding to nearly 6-million views of exclusive video on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway.

 

 

Reutzel Finishes Strong with Three More Podiums

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (November 22, 2017) – Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team put the finishing touches on yet another banner season by posting a set of podium finishes in the recent Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season finale at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway on November 9-11.

After finishes of second and third in the Thursday and Friday preliminary features, Reutzel narrowly missed out on winning the season finale near Yuma for the second year in a row when a nozzle line limited him to a runner-up finish to close out the 2017 campaign.

The robust finish to the season secured a second-place finish in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points with Reutzel missing a second series title by just one position.

The three night Cocopah tilt started with strong heat and qualifying race runs to grid Reutzel fourth aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry for the Thursday night feature event.

“We had a really good run at the start and I thought that I could slide for second,” Reutzel recalls. “I got over the curb and packed the right rear with mud.”

That packed right rear proved problematic.

“The first half of the race it was shaking really bad,” Reutzel says. “I was debating whether or not to pull off, I was just hanging on.”

Reutzel’s saving grace proved to be an open red flag period midway through the race that allowed the crew to remove the mud from the right rear wheel.

After slipping back to sixth with twelve laps remaining, Reutzel took off on the restart.

“We drove to third with no problem and then had to settle for second,” Reutzel says. “We were just a lap or two away from taking the lead, we were so much faster.”

Reutzel opened Friday’s card with a heat race win and then a fourth place qualifying race finish aboard the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited machine to grid the feature in sixth.

“We weren’t as good,” Reutzel relates. “It took a while to get going, we just didn’t run as well.”

Even though not running as well, Reutzel still worked his way forward to notch a third-place finish for the night and lock into the Saturday finale.

“We were able to get up to third,” Reutzel says. “Once it widened out, we got going better.”

Reutzel’s strong preliminary efforts put him in the second starting position for the Saturday night, November 11, feature event aboard the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance entry.

“I didn’t get the jump I wanted,” Reutzel relates. “I just had to try to keep up with Seth (Bergman).”

Reutzel kept Bergman in sight and closed the gap as the race progressed.

“Seth got through traffic really well, so I really had to step it up,” Reutzel says.

Reutzel did just that, stepping it up and ultimately battling past Bergman for the point with a potential eighth win of the season within reach.

Lady luck intervened in the final handful of laps though, relegating Reutzel to a runner-up finish.

“With four laps to go, a nozzle line fell off,” Reutzel describes of the final laps of the season. “The motor wouldn’t run. Seth got back by and we were lucky to hold on for second.”

With the 2017 campaign in the books, Reutzel and crew are already busily preparing for the 2018 season with plans to be announced soon.

2017 Quick Stats: 79 races, 7 wins, 32 top-fives, 46 top-tens.

Up Next: To be determined.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Ian Madsen Wraps Up 2017; Looks Ahead To Action Packed 2018 on The Road

PETERSEN MEDIA- With racing completed for the 2017 season, Ian Madsen and the KCP Racing team were able to celebrate their successful season Saturday night during the Knoxville Raceway banquet, as the team will now set out for a massive effort on the road in 2018 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

“Looking back at our season starting in Florida in February and concluding in Charlotte in November, I really feel like we were on our game all season long,” Ian Madsen said. “That comes down to having a great team in place, and a great group of partners, and for that I am extremely thankful.”

Running a grueling schedule in 2017 that saw the team crisscross the United States at times, Madsen and KCP Racing were fast at every track they checked into. Starting the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in Florida, and making the long journey out West, Madsen and company showed they could run up front with the Greatest Show on dirt as the team sat third in the point standings when they broke away to begin the Knoxville Raceway scheduled in April.

Moving to Knoxville, Madsen and company proved to be the team to beat night in and night out as Madsen showed early he would be a threat for the track championship, as him and Brian Brown seemed to exchange wins weekly.

In the end, Madsen and KCP Racing would race 90 times in 2017, record 11 feature event wins, pocket their second Knoxville Raceway Championship in four years, pick up 36 Top-5 Finishes, and 58 Top-10 Finishes.

Saturday night, Madsen and his team assembled at the Knoxville Raceway Championship Banquet, and Madsen and team had the opportunity to share a relaxing night with many partners, just one week after their team banquet where they announced their plans of going on the road with the World of Outlaws in 2018.

“The last two weeks have been great,” Madsen said. “We have been able to really hang out with our partners and thank them for everything they have done for us over the years, and it has been nice to relax and have some fun away from the track after a busy season. I cant thank the Nehring family enough for getting on board with Matt Barbara and I a few years ago, and continuing to stick with KCP Racing and growing it to what it is today. This is truly one of the most fun teams to race for in the pits, and I am very thankful to be a part of it, and am very excited for 2018.”

Hear Ian’s Speech from Saturday’s banquet- https://www.facebook.com/knoxvilleraceway/videos/10159398509060417/

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Team Kline Electric, Greenland Homes, Team Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Des Moines Area Roofing, Quality Traffic Control, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Monarch’s, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-90, Wins-11, Top-5’s- 36, Top 10’s-58

ON TAP: The 2017 season has come to a close.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Carrick Charges From 20th to 10th in Bakersfield, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night in Bakersfield, CA, Tanner Carrick would rebound from a slow start early in the night and charge from his 20th starting position to pocket a 10th place finish at the November Classic hosted by Bakersfield Speedway.

“We didn’t get timed in very well, but we bounced back and turned it into a pretty good night,” Tanner Carrick said. “I owe it all to the Keith Kunz Motorsports guys for all of their hard work.”

Timing the Spike/TRD/Curb Records backed No. 71K machine in 22nd quick in qualifying time trials, the Lincoln, CA native would record a fourth place finish in his heat race. On a cool November night, a fast racing surface would be presented to the driver’s, and Carrick’s heat race would actually set a New Track Record.

By way of his fourth place finish, Carrick would advance directly to the 30-lap feature event where he would find himself in the 20th starting spot amongst some of California’s best mixed with the star studded USAC National Midget drivers.

The first few laps of the race were a bit rough for some fellow competitors, and being deep in the field, Carrick did a very nice job of staying out of the fray, and keeping his night alive.

When the race got into a groove, Carrick did a nice job during his first visit to Bakersfield Speedway, as he was able to move around on the bullring, and pick up positions in his KKM mount.

As the track continued to change during the 30-lap affair, Carrick was able to adapt as he continued to work his way towards the Top-10. A couple more stoppages towards the end of the race gave Carrick a couple of restart opportunities to gain more ground, and he took full advantage as he was able to work his way into 10th when the checkered flag flew on the feature event.

“To move forward like we did was pretty cool,” Carrick added. “Looking forward to doing it again during my first Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura Raceway.”

Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank TRD, Curb Records, IPC, Walker Performance Filtration, Cemex, CVC, and Shell Shock for their support.

ON TAP: Carrick is now set for the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura Raceway this Wednesday and Thursday night. Carrick will compete in the Tanner Carrick Racing No. 83T non-wing sprint car as well as the Keith Kunz Motorpsorts No. 71k midget.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

Justin Sanders Set For Copper Classic in Arizona This Weekend with Ream Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making some noise with the ASCS National Tour in Yuma, AZ a couple of weeks ago, Justin Sanders will make a return trip to Arizona as he will team with Bob Ream and Ream Racing for the Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway this Friday and Saturday night.

“I am really excited about the opportunity to get back to Arizona and run with Bob Ream, and his team,” Justin Sanders said. “My hope is to run the ASCS National Tour in a couple of seasons, so the more I can get to new tracks and run the ASCS format the better off I will be, and I am definitely excited to sneak another weekend of racing in.”

In his most recent action, Sanders piloted the F&W Racing entry at Cocopah Speedway during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour’s final event of the year. The opening night saw Sanders finish fourth in his heat race, win his qualifier before a 17th place finish in the feature event.

Friday night, the Watsonville, CA pilot would finish fifth in his heat race, finish second in his qualifier before finishing 15th in the feature event. The finale saw Sanders get off to a nice start as he won his qualifier and battled for a Top-10 in the feature event before settling 11th at the stripe.

While running well all weekend long, Sanders stood out to car owner Bob Ream who also fielded a car for the event, and shortly after returning to California, the wheels went in motion to put this weekend deal together.

“I was fortunate to meet Bob (Ream) on Wednesday night at Practice night, and he was a great guy,” Sanders said.

Making the return trip to Arizona, Sanders will have Ream, an Arizona stand out, in his corner, as well as Ream Racing’s Crew Chief Bryan Swinehart taking charge of Speed Sports Direct/RSS Performance backed Don Ott Powered GF1 No. 8 entry.

“I also have some great partners of my own that are helping me make this weekend possible, and I really want to thank North County Plastering, Sand Blast Services, Chandler Construction, and Andy’s Construction for their support,” Sanders added.

Justin and his team would like to thank North County Plastering, Lufos’s Custom Design, STS Trucking, Don Chapin Construction Lancaster Locksmith, Sand Blast Services, G&N Construction, Danny Olmstead, Circle Racing Wheels, B.G. Tees and Labels, Roger’s Diner, Carmona’s BBQ, East Lake Village, RV Computer Technology, Pasilla’s Tire Service, Felton Pit Stop, Ernie’s Service Center, Jontee’s Trucing, FK Rod Ends, Champion Racing Oil, Bay City Automotive, Dan’s Upholstery and JonSan Racing, LLC for their continued support in 2017.

ON TAP: Justin Sanders will be at Arizona Speedway Friday and Saturday aboard the Ream Racing/#TeamOcho No. 8 for the Copper Classic.

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

 

 

NCRA Announces Dates for $10,000 to Win Sprint Car Season Opener!

Park City, Kansas – November 21, 2017 – Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products have officially announced the dates for the eighth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” for the series 360-ci sprint car division.

Dates are Friday and Saturday night, March 30-31, 2018 and will once again be held at 81 Speedway in Park City. This years’ event will pay $10,000 to win on championship Saturday night.

After three unsuccessful attempts, last years running was washed out by Mother Nature.

Past winners of the “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” are: Danny Lasoski (2011, 2015); Jason Johnson (2012, 2013); Kevin Swindell (2014) and Dereck Hagar (2016).

This annual event will open the 29th consecutive season for the series sprint car division and more information will be released in the coming months.

To keep up-to-date on all things NCRA, check out their official website www.racencra.com and their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series. Any questions regarding this event or information concerning the series modified, crate late model and mod-lite divisions can be answered by calling (316) 755-1781.

 

 

BRODY ROA CLOSES OUT 2017 SEASON AT THE TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX!

(Buena Park, CA, November 15, 2017) Two weeks removed from the biggest win of his career at night number two of the Oval Nationals, Brody Roa will close out his 2017 racing season this Wednesday and Thursday, November 22nd and 23rd, at the 77th annual running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at the Ventura Raceway. Roa will be racing in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series portion of the program.

Thanks to HD Industries, Roa will return to the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series for the show. It was only last year that the Garden Grove, California driver was champion of that series. In addition, a return to Ventura brings back many fond memories of the early portion of his career. In 2010, when he won the USAC California Ford Focus Midget Championship, most of the races were held at the track, which is adjacent to the beach on the Ventura County Fairgrounds. One year later, in his initial season racing sprint cars, he was named, “Rookie of the Year” in the resident track VRA Sprint Car Series. In addition to those two titles, he has won numerous races at the track that Jim Naylor has promoted since the 1970’s.

In May of this year, Roa placed third overall when the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series made its only Ventura appearance of the season.

The titles and wins at Ventura look good on Roa’s racing history sheet. However, he is looking for some redemption at this year’s running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix.” In the two nights of the race last year he did not have his share of good luck and finished 18th and 16th respectively. Look for an upgrade to those numbers this week.

After the Oval Nationals, Roa took last week off from racing, but he was still busy as he and wife Tailor were moving into new digs in Garden Grove.

Fans will have one last chance to get one of the team’s good-looking shirts in person in the pits both nights at Ventura. They make great Christmas gifts and the Cost is $20.00. For those who cannot attend, the shirts will still be available by mail for $20.00 each plus $7.00 shipping in the USA (foreign countries contact for shipping costs).

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Checks or money orders for t-shirt orders can be sent to:

BR Performance

6563 Cornelia Circle

Buena Park, CA 90620

PayPal and credit card orders are also accepted and can be sent to: mailto:brett@roa-racing.com

For fans wishing to attend the historic 77th Running of the ”Turkey Night Grand Prix” at the Ventura Raceway, the track is located at 10 West Harbor Boulevard in Ventura, CA (92571). The track website is available at the following link http://venturaraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (805) 648-RACE.

For those who wish to relive Roa’s 2017 USAC appearances, LoudPedal Productions has them available on its pay per view site: https://loudpedal.tv/

The BR Performance team would like to the thank the following sponsors for making the 2017 season possible: HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Lee and Norma Leonard, Hot Paint Restorations, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, Okie Race Cars and Crow Enterprises. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s championship contending team, please call: 714-932-7994.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance team can do on the team’s Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

Date Venue Event Finish

1-14 Tulsa Oklahoma Friday Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 22nd A Main

3-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3-9 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 9th A Main

3-10 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-1 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/ Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-8 Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rain Out

4-15 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

5-6 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5-27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2ND A Main

6-2 I-80 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 5th A Main

6-3 Knoxville Raceway USAC National Sprint Cars 20th A Main

6-10 Perris Auto Speedway So Cal Oval Karters Open Class 3rd A Main

6-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

7-1 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-8 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

7-9 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 8th A Main

7-10 Gas City 69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 21st A Main

7-12 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars Rain

7-13 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars Rain

7-14 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

7-15 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main

7-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

8-5 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

8-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

9-3 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

9-4 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

9-7 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 19th A Main

9-8 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

9-9 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

9-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

10-14 Wheel2Wheel Raceway So Cal Oval Karters 2nd A Main

10-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

10-28 Ventura Raceway USAC Western Midgets 10th A Main

11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

11-4 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

11-9 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

11-10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

11-11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

11-22 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

11-23 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

 

 

Starks Wins Three Races and Makes Knoxville Nationals A Main for First Time During Outstanding Season

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (Nov. 21, 2017) - Trey Starks recorded a trio of feature victories this season, but it was a race he didn't win that stands out as a highlight.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver made his first career Knoxville Nationals A Main in August and he even advanced a half-dozen positions during the marquee event to finish 18th.

"Just to make the main event at the Knoxville Nationals is an accomplishment and to move forward a few positions was icing on the cake," he said. "It meant a lot for our team to do well at an event that has the best of the best racing. A performance like that will give us even more confidence when we go back."

The solid performance on the sport's biggest stage was one of many highlights this season for Starks, who earned multiple monumental wins. He produced his first career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions triumph, won his first race in Central Pennsylvania and claimed his first-ever PA Speedweek victory.

The first win of the season came on April 30 at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., where Starks put together a dominating performance en route to his first career trip to Victory Lane during an All Stars show.

"Winning an All Star race was a special moment and to do so the way we did was awesome," he said. "I had such a great car I didn't want to mess anything up. It was one of those races where everything clicked and worked in our favor."

A little more than two months later Starks captured his first-ever PA Speedweek win and his first victory in Central Pennsylvania while competing at the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg.

"It was a dream come true to win at Williams Grove and during a PA Speedweek event," he said. "It's the toughest region in the country and we have built a lot of knowledge and confidence the last couple of years racing with the Pennsylvania Posse. For it to come together at that big of a race was a huge moment for our team."

The final triumph of the season came earlier this month at a USCS Series event hosted by Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

In addition to the wins, Starks scored a podium finish at five other tracks and he produced numerous other stout performances this season, including career-best finishes at several tracks as well as setting quick time during World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series qualifying at the World Finals.

"I can't thank Scott Gobrecht, Jeff McCall and everyone at Gobrecht Motorsports enough for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to drive for such a great team," he said. "Also, I want to thank all of our marketing partners for their support. We have a lot we can build on next year and I can't wait to get started."

SEASON STATS -

70 races, 3 wins, 16 top fives, 23 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 53 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Textron Off Road

Textron Off Road makes ATV's and side-by-sides that are Driven by the Bold. For work, hunt or recreation, you can rely on Textron Off Road to take you there. For more information, visit http://www.TextronOffRoad.com.

"Textron Off Road has supported Scott Gobrecht and his business for a long time," Starks said. "We all appreciate their support of our team as well as racing in general."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Champion Brands, Starks Timber Processing, Golf Cart Services, ServiceMaster Clean, J&J Auto Racing, Fibreworks Composites, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Kleffel's, Moose Blocks, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pancho's Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components and Security Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

White Proud of Progress Made During First Full Season on the Road

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (Nov. 21, 2017) - Harli White accomplished a big feat this season when she tackled the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour full time for the first time in her career.

"Overall I had a wonderful time and I'm blessed to run the full Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour," she said. "The last few years I hadn't committed to points racing so it was nice to commit to something and to know we have to be there every weekend. Getting back into that groove of running for points was a little tough at first. We didn't have a good start to the season so we were behind all year. We just tried to focus on making our program a little better each week."

White, who became only the third female to complete a full season on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, earned seven top 10s with the series. Her best finish was a sixth-place result in South Dakota, which was one of eight states she competed in for the first time. She also raced at 19 tracks for the first time in her career.

"I definitely grew as far as a driver and how I work with the crew chief," she said. "We've gained confidence in each other. Plus, we were way better at putting the team together than we've been in past years. We really didn't have the parts failures. That's a big thing when you're running for points. Knowing that moving forward is a confidence boost. We're going to work hard this offseason to better our program."

White produced five top fives this season, including a season-best runner-up result in Texas and in Tennessee.

"We weren't the best at every track, but we had our moments of being pretty fast," she said. "To know that we can race up front is a confidence booster.

"My job is to drive a race car for a living. I need to learn and grow as a driver being more aggressive and more consistent. It's one of those things where I can't let a weekend get me down. I need to forget about the bad, but learn what I can from my mistakes."

Another bright moment in 2017, which began with her first-ever trip to race in Australia, was making the Knoxville Nationals A Main on her preliminary night during her first appearance at the sport's biggest event.

"Making the A Main on our prelim night was huge," she said. "That's hard to do, especially when we only go to Knoxville once a year. To just get in a feature at those shows is hard to do. It's tough competition. That gave us a lot of confidence that we can race on big race tracks and at big shows."

White said she is planning on returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour next year with more experience and confidence.

"I want to sincerely thank all of our sponsors for helping us as well as my family, crew and the fans for their support," she said. "This was our first year on the road and we learned a ton. I can't wait to apply that next year and continue to progress in my career."

SEASON STATS -

65 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 14 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 43 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL -

White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at http://www.harliwhiteracing.net/shopping/ .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Lucas Oil Products, Inc., has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry. Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace. Lucas also produces a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

"I love all Lucas Oil products," White said. "They have supported us for a few years. Every product they have is awesome. We run their oil and use their tire and wheel cleaner. We use everything Lucas Oil based that we can."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., The Mower Shop, The Body Works, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., Nattress Construction, C.R.A.S.H. Enterprises, Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Records Nine Feature Victories During Stout Season

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 21, 2017) - Derek Hagar visited Victory Lane nine times during a season that was hampered by wet weather.

"It was a good year overall," he said. "We had way too many rainouts, but there's nothing we can do about that. We tried to make the most of the opportunities we got to race and I think we did that for the most part."

Hagar scored six USCS Series triumphs and he won an ASCS Red River Region and ASCS Mid-South Region co-sanctioned event and one with the ASCS Warrior Region. He was victorious in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Georgia.

"We take a lot of pride in being able to win at a lot of different tracks," he said. "All nine of our wins this season were at different tracks and I think it's a boost to know that you can contend for wins anywhere you go."

His final victory of the season came during his final night of sprint car competition on Oct. 21 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., where he claimed the opening race of the Fall Nationals before charging from 22nd to fourth in the second A Main.

"It's always great to be able to close out the season with momentum," he said. "We've won during the final night of the season three of the last four years and it certainly is a boost going into the offseason."

Hagar had other special moments this season outside of the wins and championship. He earned a career-best seventh-place finish during the Short Track Nationals, he was the Race of Champions winner during the Ralph Henson Memorial and he recorded a runner-up result during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour show.

"It was a great year for our team and we owe a lot of gratitude to the sponsors and fans who support us," he said. "Thank you to everyone who has backed our team and to my family and crew for always being there. We'll take a little breather this offseason and prepare hard for 2018 because it'll be here before we know it."

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 9 wins, 28 top fives, 33 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 38 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - B&D Towing

Since 2002, B&D Towing and Recovery, which is located in Marion, Ark., has been the exclusive source for professional towing, recovery and transport by major Memphis truck dealerships, parcel delivery companies, nationwide trucking firms and more. For more information, visit http://www.BnDTowing.com.

"B&D Towing supports racing," Hagar said. "They can help anyone in the Memphis area. For anyone who needs a hand, B&D is recommended to save the day."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, J&J Auto Racing, Xtreme Race Graphics, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Skinner Produces Pair of USCS Speedweek Wins to Highlight 2017

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 21, 2017) - Marshall Skinner scored a pair of USCS Speedweek victories to highlight his 2017 campaign.

"I felt like I had a pretty decent year," he said. "We had a couple of wins and a lot of top fives. We were a contender wherever we showed up."

Skinner was victorious on May 26 at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., during the opening round of the USCS Speedweek.

"Me and Derek (Hagar) were battling for the lead in traffic," he said. "We were side by side and lapped cars crashed in front of us at Hattiesburg. I made it through there and Derek didn't so we had luck on our side."

Six days later Skinner stood in Victory Lane at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala.

"At Talladega I passed Derek on the first lap and followed Tim (Crawley) for a while," he said. "I think his left rear tire was going down and on a restart he bobbled. I drove under him and never saw anyone again. That was pretty cool because my truck broke down in Alabama about two hours from the track. My uncle drove to me and brought me his toterhome. We got to the track late and missed hot laps. That was pretty cool to overcome that and win."

Skinner finished the season with 16 top fives and 23 top 10s with a few more near misses of earning wins.

"There were a lot of races I should have won, but the cards didn't play in my favor," he said. "However, any time I can roll the race car in the box and do decent at the pay window it's a successful night."

Additionally, Skinner placed in the top five in the championship standings for the USCS Mid-South Region and at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., and in the top 10 in the ASCS Mid-South Region and at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., despite missing races with both series and at both tracks.

"I want to thank my wife, Kristy, and all of our sponsors for their continued support," he said. "We appreciate everyone who helps out our team. We really enjoy racing and are looking forward to what 2018 entails."

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 2 wins, 16 top fives, 23 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 29 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marshall-Skinner-Motorsports-207879425896412/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Stinson's Industrial

Stinson's Industrial is based in Memphis, Tennessee and provides a wide array of mechanical, electrical, production, and installation services for various individuals and companies. For more information, visit http://www.StinsonsIndustrial.net .

"Johnny Stinson has been a friend for a long time," Skinner said. "I actually drove for him in 2009 and in 2012 and he's a big help for our team."

Skinner would also like to thank Final Touch Auto Collision Center, Gant Concrete Pumping, J&J Auto Racing, Big Earl Farms, B&D Towing, DHR Suspension, Robert Thorne Landscaping, American Outdoor Inc., CnB Chubby, West Tennessee Expediting, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, Cooper Racing Enterprises, BB&T Racing, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Arai Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, PAC Racing Springs, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KDN Promotions, Stealth Recovery, I-55 Towing, Oval Paints and Huntington's Disease Awareness for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Wrapping Up Season This Weekend at Copper Classic

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 21, 2017) - Giovanni Scelzi is slated to conclude his highly successful sophomore season racing a sprint car this weekend at the Copper Classic.

Scelzi will drive for BDS Motorsports on Friday and Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., where he will make his debut during the ASCS Southwest Region doubleheader.

"I'm looking forward to going to a new place," he said. "I've watched some video and it looks like a racy race track. I watched the Western World race earlier this month and it looked awesome. Hopefully it slicks off and is pretty racy this weekend."

Scelzi has recorded one win, four podiums, five top fives and six top 10s in 10 races with BDS Motorsports this season.

"I felt like we've been in contention at every race we've been at," he said. "We've had speed everywhere. If you get yourself comfortable in a seat you're comfortable everywhere. All race tracks are round. They're all different, but they're the same in some aspects. I think we'll be pretty competitive."

Scelzi enters this weekend riding a five-race top-10 streak. He's produced 11 top 10s in 16 races since his last win.

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 5 wins, 19 top fives, 28 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the Copper Classic with the ASCS Southwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://youtu.be/RjDQszUzoe0

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sparco

Sparco is a leading manufacturer of racing gear, including suits, gloves, helmets, shoes and more. For additional information, visit http://www.SparcoUSA.com.

"They are by far the most comfortable racing suit on the market," Scelzi said. "They are the safest suit you can possibly buy and they are the best looking. I can't thank Sparco enough for everything they do for me and my brother every single year."

Scelzi would also like to thank Roth Motorsports, 3H Cattle, KPC Chassis, Weld Wheels, KW Suspension, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sparco, System 1 Ignition, FK Rod Ends, Tom Reitz Racing Engines and HR Livestock for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

KRUSEMAN MOTORSPORTS ENTERS DARLAND, CLING AND WILLIAMS IN TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX!

(Ventura, CA, November 20, 2017) Ventura, California’s Kruseman Motorsports has entered a trio of drivers for the sprint car portion of this Wednesday and Thursday’s historic 77th running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at the Ventura Raceway. Dave Darland, the USAC all-time leader in sprint car wins, off-road racing star Sterling Cling and recording artist Tyler Williams will comprise the three-car effort that is being sponsored by Lucas Oil, Sander Engineering, K&N, ARP Fasteners, KWIK Change and K1 Race Gear.

The two-night show will feature the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars along with the USAC National and Western Midgets on the beautiful 1/5 of a mile track located adjacent to the beach on the Ventura County Fairgrounds.

Darland, who resides in Lincoln, Indiana, is no stranger to the “Turkey Night Grand Prix.” The popular driver, who is known as “The People’s Champ” to his legion of fans around the nation, has contested the race more than 20-times. He has won the midget portion of the show two-times and is one of only three drivers in the first 76-years of the race who has won it on both pavement and dirt. Darland’s first triumph in the “TNGP” came on the pavement at the Irwindale Speedway in 2007. He backed up that win when he won on the famous Perris Auto Speedway half-mile clay oval driving for Keith Ford Motorsports in 2013. This season Darland ended up 10th in USAC National Sprint Car points, 11th in the Silver Crown standings and is 15th in the USAC National Midget championship standings. In addition to driving for Kruseman this week, Darland will be seeking his third win in the midget portion of the program driving for the Ventura local Ford Motorsports team.

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Dave Darland after winning the 2013 Turkey Night Grand Prix with J.C. Agajanian Jr. (left) and Perris

Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian. Darland will be driving for Kruseman Motorsports in the Sprint

Car portion of this week’s “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at the Ventura Raceway.

Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Unlike Darland, this week’s two night show will be the first ever “Turkey Night Grand Prix” for Tempe, Arizona’s Cling and one of the few times he has competed in a sprint car at the Ventura Raceway. Like Darland, the Tempe, Arizona racer owns a resume that is highlighted by gaudy statistics in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. In 2016, Cling ended up seventh in the Pro Buggy point standings. The accomplished off-road star upped the ante in 2017 by placing third in the class. In 13 rounds of the LOORS Series in 2017, Cling had two wins and only finished out of the top five two times. In addition to the wins, he finished second four times, ended up third twice, fourth one time and he placed fifth on two occasions. As well as leaning on Kruseman for advice at this week’s races, Cling can also call on his brother, who is an up can coming sprint car racer in Arizona.

Rounding out the Kruseman Motorsports trio of drivers will be Stone Mountain, Georgia native Tyler Williams. A recording artist and actor by trade, Williams is no stranger to the fairgrounds that first saw auto racing in 1924. He has been a regular at the Cory Kruseman Sprint Car Driving School and has turned in many laps under the watchful eye of multi-time racing champion Kruseman. Five weeks ago, Williams took one of Kruseman’s cars to an eighth place finish in the VRA Sprint Car main event at Ventura. A few days before the Ventura race, Williams released his new single, “Good for Me.” You can listen to the new tune at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmZ12sQyJRY

Fans wishing to take in the 77th running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” can find the Ventura Raceway on the Ventura County Fairgrounds. The address for the track is 10 West Harbor Boulevard, Ventura (93001). Spectator gates will open at 3:00 P.M. with racing at 5:30 each night. The track phone number, which is also the number to purchase advance tickets, is: (805) 648-RACE and the track website is available at the following link: http://venturaraceway.com/.

This release was produced by Scott Daloisio. (909) 216-7768 or E-mail: sdaloisiosports@aol.com

 

 

Exclusive Opportunities Available To Students at PRI Show -- Student Breakfast expands to include Career Day program --

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (Nov. 20, 2017) — Students, faculty, and school administrators from across the country will get a unique opportunity to meet and connect with racing industry professionals during the 30th Anniversary Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, taking place December 7-9, 2017, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Following a successful first Student Breakfast at last year’s PRI Show, the special event will return in 2017 and expand to include Career Day, where motorsports companies will connect with students to share what they do and give students insight on the vast variety of career paths in the automotive industry.

"The PRI Show is the perfect venue to highlight the diversity of career pathways in the racing and performance industry," said SEMA Senior Education Director Zane Clark. "Students and educators will be provided an exclusive opportunity to interact with leading companies and experience the excitement of the PRI Show."

The Student Breakfast & Career Day (https://pri2017.mapyourshow.com/7_0/sessions/session-details.cfm?ScheduleID=35 ), held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, December 8, in the Sagamore Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center, will feature guest speaker Adrienne Peters, Performance Marketing Manager at General Motors, sharing her candid perspective on turning a passion into a career. Immediately following the breakfast presentation, students will have an exclusive chance to meet with performance aftermarket companies and learn about career opportunities in the racing and performance industry.

Student activities at PRI 2017 also include the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge, held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., December 7–9, in rooms 125-128 of the Indiana Convention Center. The competition is a culmination of a year-long battle in which schools competed at events across the United States to qualify for this year’s Dual Championship, which is held jointly at the SEMA and PRI shows, with the top four teams from the SEMA Show competing against the top four teams from the PRI Trade Show for the national title. For more information on this and other programs, visit https://pri2017.mapyourshow.com/sessions.

This year’s PRI Trade Show will feature over 1,100 companies exhibiting in more than 3,400 booths and showcasing the latest developments in auto racing technology. Tens of thousands of buyers from all 50 states and 70 countries will be on hand to conduct business, network, and discover innovative solutions to boost their bottom lines and racing programs for 2018 and beyond.

In addition, the days leading up to and including the PRI Show, which have come to be known as Race Industry Week, will offer a range of motorsports-related activities in and around the Indiana Convention Center beginning on Monday, December 4. Numerous conferences, seminars and other special events will provide unlimited business opportunities and invaluable insights on the latest technologies and how to apply them throughout the racing world.

To register for the 2017 PRI Trade Show, log on to www.pri2017.com/register.

About Performance Racing Industry Since its inception in 1986, Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has served as the motorsports industry's key source for trends, merchandising ideas, new products, business strategies, and more. Through its monthly business magazine, Performance Racing Industry, and the world’s premier auto racing trade show, the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN, motorsports industry members from all over the world remain in tune with the worldwide racing marketplace. For more information, visit www.performanceracing.com or www.pri2017.com .

 

 

Bergman Puts Three Wins Atop Highlights List for 2017 Season

Inside Line Promotions - SHAWNEE, Okla. (Nov. 20, 2017) - Several memorable moments highlighted the 2017 season for Seth Bergman.

A trio of feature victories, including one with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the sixth consecutive season, top the list. Bergman was victorious on May 6 at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region and on July 21 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., with the ASCS Red River Region before he capped the season with a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph on Nov. 11 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

"The goal is to win races," he said. "We wanted to win a lot more than three times this season, but we are grateful for the success we produced and we will be driven to improve on it in 2018."

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory came during his final race of the season and it spring boarded him to fifth in the championship standings, which marked his second-best finish ever with the series and his seventh straight year with a top-10 result in the standings.

"We start each season with the focus on contending for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship," he said. "Each year we have learned things that help moving forward. We need to find more consistency and pick up more wins moving forward to put ourselves in a position to stand atop the podium as the champion."

Bergman also finished the season ranked in the top 10 of the ASCS Gulf South Region and ASCS Red River Region championship standings despite missing multiple races with both regions.

Bergman had many standout performances that didn't result in a trip to Victory Lane this season. Most notably, he charged from 21st to ninth place during his 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary night before posting a career-best 12th-place finish in the finale. He also finished a career-best 12th during the famed Short Track Nationals.

"We had some bright moments this season and we have momentum entering the offseason thanks to a strong finish," he said. "Our focus is to continue building our program to be a national-caliber contender night in and night out. We're already working toward the 2018 season.

"I also want to thank everyone who supports our race team. We have tremendous marketing partners in Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Young Tools, Corridor Electric, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest. And I have a great family and crew who are dedicated. I'm very grateful for everyone's support."

SEASON STATS -

69 races, 3 wins, 30 top fives, 45 top 10s, 56 top 15s, 63 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Corridor Electric

Corridor Electric is a full-service electrical contractor located in Snohomish, Wash. With a specialty in electricity, Corridor Electric was established in 1999 by Seth's parents - Steve and Terri Bergman.

"Corridor Electric has been the backbone for my racing career," Seth Bergman said. "It's my parent's business and I can't thank them enough for the support throughout the years. I wouldn't be able to chase my racing dreams without everything they have done for me."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Young Tools, Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Highlights Season With Top-10 Streak and Strong Knoxville Nationals Outing

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (Nov. 20, 2017) - A nine-race top-10 streak from late March through April was the highlight of the 2017 season for Jason Sides.

"Consistency is something you strive for when you race on the road full time and we were as consistent as we've been in years during the month," he said. "It was a good month or so. Everything played together and went well. You want to win, but at the end of it all you have to be in the top 10 to make ends meet."

Sides finished the season with 24 top 10s, including 23 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Eight of those were top fives, including a season-best runner-up result on April 28 at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind. - the final race of his nine-race top-10 streak, which is his best streak since capturing nine top 10s in a row in August and September of 2010.

Sides led 28 laps of the 35-lap main event, but he was passed for the lead with two laps remaining.

"When you look back you don't have many opportunities to be leading a race with two laps to go so that stings," he said. "That late in the race, in traffic and everything starting to slow down, we're trying not to run up on a lapped car that quick. (David) Gravel could see that and he made the most of it. I've won them like that in his position a few times. It's heartbreaking to lose."

Sides also returned to the Knoxville Nationals A Main for the first time since 2012 and he posted a 16th-place result, which tied his second-best finish at the marquee event.

"First you have to get in the race and then you worry about doing what you've got to do," he said. "It's a big deal just to get in that show. I hate that it didn't turn out better, but at the end of the day we made it in the show."

Additionally, Sides set quick time during World of Outlaws qualifying four times this season, which tied his career-best number set in 2009.

He ended the season 11th in the World of Outlaws championship standings and was only two points out of 10th place, which would have marked his seventh top 10 in the last nine years.

"We had some bright moments and some frustrating ones throughout the season, which you are bound to have on the road," he said. "It's a grueling season and it's tough to not have the budget and help that a lot of teams have, but I love racing so we keep finding a way to make it work. I've done it so long now I don't know what else to do. I enjoy it. The driving and the car washes sometimes gets old, but the race day itself, I enjoy the hell out of it.

"A huge thank you goes to all of our sponsors. A lot of people and businesses step up to help us get up and down the road and to race tracks across the country. Thank you to all of them as well as everyone who helps our team and the fans who support us."

SEASON STATS -

85 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 24 top 10s, 50 top 15s, 70 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - VRP Shocks

VRP Shocks are designed to have the latest advancement in racing shock technology. The company is constantly developing, testing and advancing its shocks, which are consistent with the ability to rebuild and revalve. For more information, visit http://www.VRPShocks.com.

"I've used VRP Shocks for many years because they are the best on the market," he said. "We rely on VRP Shocks to give us consistency each and every night from track to track across the county on the World of Outlaws circuit."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, Clean Seal Inc., Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Herrera Nets Trio of Wins and Heads Into Offseason With Motivation

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 20, 2017) - Johnny Herrera has a lot of motivation entering the offseason after enduring one of the most frustrating seasons of his storied career.

"We had too many DNFs," he said. "This is by far the worst year points-wise and the most inconsistent. It's motivation to try to fix the issues we do have. The biggest thing is trying to get another motor in our program. If you have one hiccup with one or you get a bad streak it gets you in a bind. Then your scrambling and that's extra pressure. We've had an issue like that during the summer the last two years that has hurt us."

Herrera finished sixth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings, which was the first time he didn't place in the top four of the standings since joining the tour in 2011. Although he didn't score a feature victory with the series, he was tied for the second-most top 10s with 33.

"The top fives weren't there and that's where it's lacking," he said. "I feel like we were an eighth-place car this year, but the past few years we've been a top three, top-five car every night."

Herrera started the season strong by winning his season-opening race at Arizona Motorplex in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 4 when he drove for J.T. Imperial. Herrera then placed third during both shows of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season-opening doubleheader before he swept a two-day ASCS Southwest Region event at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M.

"I thought we started off the year pretty good," he said. "It was great to get a win with J.T. That was cool to get a win in the roller I sold them. Then it's always good to go win at a sponsor's track like we did in Las Cruces. Royal Jones is a huge part of our program and he's from that area. That's one that is close to home for me as well."

While the middle of the season was up and down for Herrera, he capped the year by earning a top-10 finish in 14 of his final 16 races.

"We're motivated to work hard this offseason and get back to winning races," he said. "I want to thank all of our marketing partners for their continued support. Obviously we couldn't do this without their help and I'm extremely grateful to each and every one of them."

SEASON STATS -

52 races, 3 wins, 18 top fives, 42 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 47 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

Herrera has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Champion Brands

Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for more than 58 years. Champion also produces and blends more than 300 products including fuel, oil and engine additives and lubricants for the automotive, heavy truck, agricultural and specialty markets. For more information, visit http://www.ChampionBrands.com.

"I've been with Champion for several years and they have been one of my biggest supporters," Herrera said. "They are great people to work with and their products are second to none."

Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Competition Suspension Inc., Valley Transportation, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products, CSR Garage and Heidbreder Foundation Services for their continued support.

 

 

Rilat Earns Three Feature Victories to Extend Winning Streak to 23 Years

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (Nov. 20, 2017) - Travis Rilat produced a trio of feature victories this season during one of the least-raced seasons of his career.

"Rain certainly cost us a lot of opportunities to race and my business kept me busy, but I think we made the most of our time racing," he said. "I want to thank Richard Saumure and Bryan Sundby for both giving me a ride this year."

Rilat earned a pair of NSA Series triumphs in Montana while driving for Saumure. The duo was victorious on May 20 at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls before capturing a win on June 17 at BMP Speedway in Billings.

"I've been able to race in Montana a few times each season the last few years and it's always a blast up there," Rilat said. "We have had quite a bit of success at the tracks in Montana and to get two more wins up there this year was great."

Rilat capped his season by earning his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph since July 2013 on Nov. 9 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., where he drove for Sundby and BDS Motorsports.

"It had been a few years since we won a national race so that one was pretty big," Rilat said. "Bryan gave me a phenomenal car. It was one of those nights where you have to capitalize because everything doesn't align like it did for us very often. We took advantage and ended the year on a high note."

The three wins give Rilat at least one triumph each season dating back to 1995, which was his first year in a sprint car. His 26 races this season were his fewest since 2000.

"In racing it's important to stay in the seat and keep your skills honed," he said. "It makes it tough to take a couple of weeks or a month off here and there and then get back in the car to compete against drivers who race each week. I think this year was a success and I'm looking forward to trying to extend our winning streak to 24 years in a row next season.

"I also want to thank Richard and Lana for the opportunity to drive for them the last few years. We won a lot of races and had a ton of fun together."

Rilat is scheduled to kick off 2018 racing in Australia.

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 15 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 22 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shark Racing Engines

Located in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., Shark Racing Engines has been building high-performance racing engines for more than two decades. For more information, visit http://www.SharkRacingEngines.com .

"It's kind of funny how I met (Shark owner) Marc Huson when I went up there to Washington for an ASCS National Tour race a few years ago," Rilat said. "I was wandering around talking on my cell phone and saw a sprint car next door. I walked over, looked around and introduced myself.

"He's been a great friend. He was instrumental with a support group for me and my family when I was in the hospital up there. He and his wife helped us out in a hard time. As far as his engine skills go, he's one of the best in the country. There's only a handful of great engine builders across the country and I consider him one of the best."

Rilat would also like to thank Frio Chevrolet, MDS Boring & Drilling, Shop The BOSS, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks and All Star Auto Reconditioning for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Scores First Win and Recovers From Injury During Wild Season

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (Nov. 20, 2017) - The 2017 racing season was a year of highs and lows for Alex Hill as she embarked upon her first year of racing full time with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. The best and worst moments of her season occurred just one week apart.

The 17-year-old scored the first 360ci sprint car win of her career on May 19 at her home track of Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, during a weekend off from ASCS competition.

"That was definitely the highlight of the year for me," she said. "I felt that the time I had spent on the road with ASCS before that race really helped me and gave me the confidence I needed to win that race."

But it was just one week later that Hill was injured in a vicious crash at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. She suffered a concussion and was sidelined from racing for almost seven weeks.

"I realized then how much I enjoy racing and what a big impact it has on my life because I missed it so much when I couldn't race," said Hill, who began racing sprint cars when she was only 13-years-old. "I was really happy when the doctor said I could return to racing. The crash didn't have any effect on me. It only took me a few laps to get comfortable in the car again."

While the crash didn't have an effect on her after she returned to the track, it forced her to miss the bulk of her racing schedule and the needed experience she was planning on gaining while competing on the road with the ASCS National Tour.

"We missed a lot of races since it happened at one of the busiest times of the racing season," she said. "Once I was able to race again, we didn't race as much as we'd planned since we couldn't win Rookie of the Year and I was leaving for college in August. We just picked out a few big races to run the rest of the year.

"Overall, the season was a bit disappointing because of my crash. Racing with the ASCS National Tour is a huge learning curve. We learned a lot, but we could've learned a lot more if we didn't miss so many races."

Hill will be eligible to compete for the ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year Award next year and she is looking forward to racing with her new teammate, Sam Hafertepe Jr.

"I'm glad I can race for the rookie award again next year and I'm excited to be racing with Sam," she said. "He's a great guy and one of the smartest guys in racing I know. He knows a lot about almost everything in racing, including driving, engines and setting up the car. I'm looking forward to him being a mentor to me.

"I also think next year's schedule will be easier for me than last year when I was in high school," added Hill, who is a freshman at California State University in Los Angeles. "Next year I don't plan to have any classes on Fridays so it won't conflict with my racing. I'm also planning on staying on the road with the team once school is out instead of flying back and forth to the races."

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 9 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Tony Stewart Racing

Tony Stewart Racing is the title-winning World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series team owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart.

"Tony Stewart Racing provided our crew apparel," Hill said. "We're very proud to be associated with Tony Stewart."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Gas and Convenience, Davis Fuels, Ackland Insurance, Creative Edge, Lettrage Pixel, Chalkstix, Slade Shock Technologies, Cool Chassis, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Gaerte/Topp Performance Race Products and Strodes for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Captures One Win, Five Podiums and 11 Top Fives in 2017

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Nov. 20, 2017) - Tony Bruce Jr. produced a successful season despite limited racing action.

Bruce Jr., who piloted the Smith Family No. 86 winged sprint car, scored one feature victory, five podiums, 11 top fives and 18 top 10s in 27 races.

"We didn't end up with as many races as we thought and that makes it tough to show up to events against drivers who have a lot more seat time," he said. "We did a good job of adapting quickly and putting ourselves in a good position."

The highlight of the season came on Sept. 30 when Bruce Jr. scored his lone victory of the season during an ASCS Mid-South Region show at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

"The car was phenomenal and I could do whatever I needed to get to the front and then through traffic," he said. "Those nights are hard to come by so you definitely savor them whenever the opportunity is presented."

An additional highlight also came at I-30 Speedway during the famed Short Track Nationals in October. Bruce Jr. made a last-lap pass during the opening preliminary night to score a podium finish and lock into the Saturday finale. He then ended the prestigious event with a fifth-place finish out of 70-plus competitors.

In addition to the two podiums at I-30 Speedway, Bruce Jr. netted two podiums at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., and he added a top three at Double X Speedway in California, Mo.

Also, Bruce Jr. placed fourth in the ASCS Warrior Region championship standings thanks to seven top fives and 10 top 10s despite not attending many races.

"I want to thank everyone who is a part of the Smith Family No. 86 for the opportunity and their support," he said. "We had a fun season and I'm looking forward to what next year holds.

"Also, thank you to Mike Hayashi for having me race a few times with him. We had a good time."

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 28 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Oil Medics

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

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

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Wheeler Metals, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Teaming Up With Van Lare Family for Copper Classic This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 20, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi will make his season debut with the Van Lare Family this weekend during his season finale at the Copper Classic, which is an ASCS Southwest Region doubleheader hosted by Arizona Speedway.

Scelzi and the team will compete at the 3/8-mile oval located in Queen Creek, Ariz., on Friday and Saturday. It will mark his second visit to the track after he scored a 15th-place finish there earlier this year during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show.

"I remember the track was wide and built a big cushion early," he said. "When you race with the World of Outlaws it's a lot of different than any other series. I think the one night of experience will help and running back-to-back nights this weekend will help."

Scelzi has made several starts in the Van Lare No. 5v, most recently during the 2016 Trophy Cup.

"I ran a handful of shows for them last year," he said. "I think we have three top fives together so we've had some success racing with each other.

"Being able to jump into different cars so much last year and running the No. 17 car this year helped me adapt to different race cars. The Van Lare's car is similar to our car. I'm looking forward to that because I know what to expect. It should be second nature jumping in the car with them. I'd love nothing more than to get the first win with them this weekend."

Scelzi has three feature wins this season, including during his most recent 360ci winged sprint car start.

SEASON STATS -

68 races, 3 wins, 13 top fives, 20 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the Copper Classic with the ASCS Southwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Brown and Miller Racing Solutions

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"BMRS started helping us a couple of years ago," Scelzi said. "They build hands-down the best hoses and fuel lines. It's been a pleasure to have them part of our team."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Roth Motorsports, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

Matt Covington
 

CG Motorsports- GLENPOOL, OK. (November 20, 2017) Matt Covington closed out a successful 2017 season at Cocopah with a 4th place finish in the ASCS National points that entailed a win, followed by many impressive top-5 runs.

“I’d say the best moment of this year was the win in Washington,” stated Covington. “We started off decent and made some points early with some good runs in the top-10. We were pretty consistent through most of the summer. We even had a stretch of fifteen top-10s at one point, I think. That, along with the win, really defined our year. The only real negative of the season was around the month of August and Knoxville where we didn’t do so well.”

The season started to turn back around for Covington when he picked up a top-5 run at Smokey Mountain Speedway to close out August. After some strong finishes during the next few months, Covington was back in the points hunt with a shot at third going into the final weekend of Cocopah. Despite a wing failure due to a huge mud clod, Covington battled hard to stay in contention but wound up few points short, coming home with 4th place in the 2017 ASCS National Tour points series.

Covington picked up his lone victory of the season aboard his Triple X/A-Rock Materials mount with the ASCS National Tour at Grey’s Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington.

“The Elma win at Grey’s Harbor was very special to me,” stated Matt. “We had gone so long without a win but had been so close a few times. For me and Tyler and all the hard work, along with the ups and downs, it was good to breakthrough during the Fred Brownfield Memorial. I feel like we should have won a few more races, but luck didn’t always go our way and I couldn’t capitalize on some of the opportunities I was given. But at least we got the one win, considering the stout competition with the National Tour. But next year I’d really like to get more than one. My main focus now is just concentrating on our weaknesses and building on our team strengths so we can perform better in the 2018 season. We had consistency this year, which is good. But now we need to take that to the next level with more wins and be consistently in the top-5 with podiums instead of just top-10’s. Our goal going into next year is to finish higher in the points and compete for the championship.

“I got to give a huge shout out and Thank you to Tyler Tessmaker. There is nobody out there on the tour that works harder, and the car was fast and well prepared every time we hit the track” “I would also personally like to say Thank you to all of our sponsors and partners this year. We couldn’t go up and down the road and do this without them. I’m very hopeful and dedicated to being more successful next year to show my appreciation. With the weeks ahead I’d like to wish all my friends, family, and sponsors a Happy Thanksgiving and Holidays.”

Sponsors who made the 2017 season a success: Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, T&L Foundry, Winters, Brodix, C.G. Martin Company, Factor 1 Racing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, DMI Components, Keizer Wheels, ButlerBuilt, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Wesmar Racing Engines, Bob Hurley RV, Eaton Industrial, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, STW Trailer sales, Edison Auto

Covington ended the season 4th in the ASCS National Tour Championship standings and with season stats of 56 races, 1 win, 17 top-5s, and 41 top-10s.

ON TAP: 2018 Schedule-TBA

MERCHANDISE: There are 2017 shirts now on sale for the winter Holidays and can be picked up and shipped from our website www.mattcovingtonracing.com.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the offseson, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95.

 

 

Huge field to honour Victoria’s Beasley Speedcar family this weekend.

A huge 30 car field of top shelf racers has entered for the prestigious Beasley Memorial for Speedcars this Saturday at Avalon Raceway (Nov 25th).

Defending winner Matt Jackson in his new Victorian ride – Photo and Media Release by Pirate Media Group.

The field includes combatants from West and South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and of course a big contingent of local guns.

Heading the interstate challengers is defending winner Matt Jackson from New South Wales who won the event last season in his own car but is now occupying the seat of the Tim Fisher owned V23.

Two other intestate guns include Kaidon Brown (NSW) who will be having his last start in the family’s V97 machine before it heads off to New Zealand for some international events. Brown has already scored wins at the Lara venue in his short career and being a fourth generation racer understands the importance of family dynasties such as that of the Beasley family led by Arthur “Pop”, Alf, Stud, Clark and Leroy.

Bunbury speedster Dayne Kingshott is a welcome addition back to the east coast behind the wheel of the V21 MAC Chassis. Like Brown, this will be Kingshotts last drive before heading across the ditch for the International season. Kingshott doesn’t have many laps around the Lara Speedbowl but has proven he’s fast no matter where the venue.

The South Australian contingent is also a strong one both in numbers and quality including Brett Ireland, Todd Wigzell, Luke Bowey, Norm Moore and local ace Harley Bishop in the SA6 machine.

Commenting on the interstate racers which also includes Queenslander Scott Wilson, and New South Welshmen Robert McKay and young veteran Troy Jenkins, Tim Fisher, President of the Victorian Speedcar Drivers Association (VSDA) stated “We are extremely thankful to the travelling racers who’ve committed to contest this much sought after event.”

“We’ve got a strong list of fast and experienced intestate guns and a superb roster of locals which will all combine to make this one of the best Beasley’s ever.” Fisher continued. “And with Leroy Beasley and his family in attendance as well I’m sure they’ll be extremely proud of the quality and quantity of drivers keen to add their names to the list of previous winners.”

If the interstaters think they’ll roll into town however and take home the trophy they’ve got another think coming with Echuca’s Travis “Squizzy” Mills, a two-time winner of the event, in the midst of a stellar period of results and racing, including the season opening win at Avalon.

Ash Booker in the Power Racing V59 was a last start winner and is driving well as is Nick Parker, Justin McMinn, Glen Shaw, Matt Papa and the entire local brigade which also includes the three rookies, Dillon Ghent, Chris Nankiville and Daniel Timberlake.

Talk about speedway Dynasties - Brown, Power, Mills, Wigzell, Bishop, Nankiville, Ghent, Smith, Parker, Timberlake, Bowey and Jenkins – all competing for the Beasley Memorial.

The speedcar fraternity loves its history and never forgets those who helped forge its path.

In addition, courtesy of the Booker family of Ash and Renae Booker, the VSDA will be hosting a free BBQ for racers and fans alike. Just one more reason to make the Beasley memorial part of this Saturday night.

VSDA 2017/18 race calendar (subject to change)

November 25 Avalon – Beasley Memorial/Rd 2 Track Championship

December 9 Avalon - Round 3 Track Championship

16 Portland

28 Laang

January 7 Warrnambool – 73rd Victorian Speedcar Championship

13 Avalon - G-Town Rumble/Rd 4 Track Championship

February 9/10 Murray Bridge SA – Australian Speedcar Championship

24 Bairnsdale

March 17 Avalon – Skips Race/Rd 5 Track Championship.

24 Redline – Bill Evans Classic

April 7 Wangaratta

21 Avalon – Round 6 Track Championship.

Further details and a complete list of nominations can be found on the VSDA facebook page.

 

 

Andrews, Shiels, Weaver crowned Attica Champions

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park handed out $47,000 in point fund money and contingency awards at the season-ending banquet Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Attica Fairgrounds Reception Hall.

Besides handing out the awards, several announcements were made by track management. Promoter John Bores thanked all the business partners, the race teams and fans for their support and vowed to keep working hard to make improvements. Director of Operations Rex LeJeune noted there will be several events planned in 2018 to commemorate the track’s 30th anniversary season. LeJeune also thanked the track staff, push truck and wrecker operators and everyone who contributes to the success of Attica Raceway Park.

Also, Brad Doty, co-promoter of the Ohio Logistic Brad Doty Classic spoke to the crowd, announcing the event was the single largest car count of 2017 for a one-day World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race. He also thanked all the businesses that get involved with the race and asked fans to help spread the word for the July 2018 Brad Doty Classic.

During the awards ceremony, the top 10 in points in the Hammer Pallets 410 Sprints shared in point fund monies and contingency awards of $22,000 with champion Chris Andrews taking home $8,000. Devin Shiels earned $5,000 as the champion of the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models with the top 10 in points sharing in $15,000 in point fund and contingency prizes. Fremont Fence 305 Sprints champion Paul Weaver took home $3,000 with the top 10 in points sharing in $10,000.

Following is a brief look at how the season went for the top 10 in points and rookies of the year in each division for 2017:

Hammer Pallets 410 Sprints

CHAMPION – Chris Andrews, Sandusky, Ohio. Andrews scored his second 410 Attica track championship, having earned the title in 2009. A 2006 Attica 305 champion, he competed in 13 of the 14 A-mains, missing only the World of Outlaws event. Andrews scored five top five finishes including a season-best runner-up finish on mid-season championship night, June 9th. He recorded an 11 top 10 finishes. In fact, Andrews never finished worse than ninth through Aug. 25th!

2. DJ Foos, Fremont, Ohio. The 2010 Attica 305 track champion competed in 13 of the 14 A-mains, missing only the World of Outlaws start. Foos, who also won the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics, recorded six top five finishes including his first ever 410 sprint victory at Attica on April 14 to go with four third place runs. Foos scored eight top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 10th.

3. Stuart Brubaker, Gibsonburg, Ohio. The 2008 Attica 305 track champion competed in 12 of the 14 A-mains in 2017, missing only the World of Outlaws event and an All Star show. He recorded three top five finishes including a season-best third on July 28th. Brubaker also scored five top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 13th.

4. Travis Philo, Waterville, Ohio. Philo ran in 11 of the 14 A-mains in 2017, missing the May 26 All Star event, the June 2 FAST race and the World of Outlaw show. He scored three top five finishes including a season-best third on championship night, Aug. 25. Philo recorded seven top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of ninth.

5. Duane Zablocki, Tiffin, Ohio. Zablocki competed in 11 of the 14 A-mains in 2017, missing two All Star and the World of Outlaw starts. He recorded three top 10 finishes including a season best eighth on June 9. Zablocki’s average A-main finishing position was 14th.

6. Shawn Valenti, Fostoria, Ohio. A former 410 rookie of the year, Valenti competed in 9 of the 14 A-mains in 2017. He recorded a pair of top 10 finishes including a season-best sixth on championship night, Aug. 25. He also earned two dirt truck wins at Attica in 2017. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

7. Jody Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 1999 305 track champion, Keegan competed in 9 of the 14 A-mains in 2017, recording a season-best sixth on July 28th. He scored a pair of top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 15th.

8. Jordan Ryan, Castalia, Ohio. Ryan competed in 10 of the 14 A-mains in 2017. He scored a season-best fifth on Aug. 18 to go with his four top 10 finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

9. Dan McCarron, Britton, Mich. Attica’s 2017 410 rookie of the year, McCarron competed in 5 of the 14 A-mains in 2017, earning a season-best 10th on season championship night, Aug. 25.

10. Jess Stiger, Nevada, Ohio. Stiger made 4 of the 14 A-mains in 2017 with a season best finish of 12th on July 21st.

Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models

CHAMPION – Devin Shiels, Britton, Mich. Shiels was one of two drivers to compete in all 13 A-mains in 2017. He posted eight top five finishes including his third career feature win on July 28th. Shiels posted 12 straight top 10 finishes; his worse finish of the year was a 13th on the final night of racing. In fact going into the season finale Shiels hadn’t finished worse than eighth. His average A-main finishing position was fifth. Shiels also claimed the inaugural Attica Oakshade Raceway Challenge Series title.

2. Doug Drown, Wooster, Ohio. Drown, Attica’s 2015 champion, competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the opening night feature. He recorded nine top five finishes including wins on April 14, April 21 and season championship night, Aug. 25th to run his career total to 23 to sit atop the all-time win list, tied with Rusty Schlenk. Drown recorded 10 top 10 finishes for an average A-main finishing position of sixth. Drown also won the Attica-Wayne County Speedway Challenge Series title.

3. Mike Bores, Bellevue, Ohio. Bores was one of two drivers to compete in all 13 A-mains in 2017, recording seven top five finishes including wins on April 15 and June 2 to run his career total at four at Attica. He scored 11 top 10 finishes for an average A-main finishing position of seventh.

4. Ryan Markham, Ashland, Ohio. Markham competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing only the season-ending ALMS event. He recorded seven top five finishes including wins on March 24, May 26 and Aug. 18 to run his career total at the track to 13. Markham scored 11 top 10 finishes; in fact he never finished worse than eighth all season other than an 18th place finish after crashing in the June 16 make-up event. His average A-main finishing position was fifth.

5. Cody Scott, Ontario, Ohio. Scott battled in 11 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing the April 21 and season-sending ALMS events. He recorded three to five finishes including a season-best fourth on May 12. He scored six top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 11th.

6. Jeff Warnick, Republic, Ohio. Attica’s 2017 rookie of the year competed in 11 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing only the July 22 and season-ending ALMS events. He recorded a season-best ninth place finish on May 26. Warnick’s average A-main finishing position was 13th.

7. Jim Gingery, Bucyrus, Ohio. Gingery competed in 10 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing the April 14, July 22nd and the season-ending ALMS show. He recorded four top 10 finishes including a season-best seventh on May 26th. Gingery’s average A-main finishing position was 12th.

8. Nate Potts, Clyde, Ohio. Potts competed in eight of the 13 A-mains in 2017, recording a pair of top 10 finishes including a season-best eighth on May 26th. His average A-main finishing position was 13th

9. Dave Hornikel, Mansfield, Ohio. Hornikel competed in 10 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing the first three events of the season. He recorded five top 10 finishes including a season-best third on June 2nd. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

10. Matt Irey, Mansfield, Ohio. Irey, Attica’s 2016 track champion, competed in nine of the 13 A-mains in 2017. He recorded a pair of season-best fourth place finishes among his seven top 10 runs. Irey’s average A-main finishing position was ninth.

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints

CHAMPION – Paul Weaver, Fremont, Ohio. Weaver earned his third 305 track championship and second straight title by competing in 12 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the April 15th event. Weaver recorded an amazing eight feature wins in 2017 to run his career total to 43 for the division where he sits atop the all-time victory list. In fact, take out an 18th place finish on July 21 and a 21st place run on closing night, Weaver finished in the top two in 10 of the 13 A-mains in 2017. His average A-main finishing position was fourth.

2. Kyle Capodice, Sandusky, Ohio. Capodice competed in all 13 A-mains in 2017, never finishing worse than ninth all season. He posted seven top five finishes including his third career track win on the season-ending show. He also recorded a pair of runner-up finishes. His average A-main finishing position was fifth.

3. John Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 1993 305 champion and 2000 410 sprint champion competed in all 13 A-mains in 2017. He posted five top five finishes including his 15th career win in the division on July 21st. In fact, other than a 17th place finish on May 26, Ivy never finished worse than ninth all season. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

4. Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2005 305 track champion competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing only the season finale. Miller posted 9 top five finishes including wins on May 26 and July 28th to run his career total to 17 at the track putting him sixth all time in the division. Miller also scored a pair of runner-up finishes and four third place runs. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

5. Seth Schneider, Fremont, Ohio. Schneider competed in all 13 A-mains in 2017. He compiled 10 top 10 finishes including a season-best runner-up run on July 21st. His average A-main finishing position was 10th. Schneider incurred the most “hard charger” honors for the season, passing the most cars during the A-main.

6. Steve Rando, Lindsey, Ohio. Rando competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing only the July 21st event. He posted five top five finishes including a season-best runner-up on the season finale. Rando scored nine top 10 finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of eighth.

7. Bobby Clark, Fremont, Ohio. Clark competed in 11 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing only the June 9 and July 28 events. Clark posted six top five finishes including a season-best second on April 15th, and 10 top 10 finishes. In fact, if you take out the opening night 18th place run, Clark never finished worse than 9th the rest of the season. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

8. Ricky Peterson, Rawson, Ohio. Peterson competed in all 13 A-mains in 2017. He posted seven top five finishes including a season-best third on July 28th. He recorded 10 top 10 runs on route to an average A-main finishing position of ninth.

9. Jason Keckler, Fremont, Ohio. Keckler competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the April 15th event. He posted seven top 10 finishes including a season-best third on June 3rd. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

10. Jordan Ryan, Castalia, Ohio. Ryan, who finished eighth in the 410 points, competed in 11 A-mains in 2017, missing the April 14 and season-ending events. The track’s 2014 and 2015 305 champion posted five top 10 finishes including a season-best fifth on championship night, Aug. 25. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

Rookie of the year – Chase Dunham, Leipsic, Ohio. Dunham, whose father was also a former Attica 305 rookie of the year, finished 13th in points. He competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2017, missing only the May 26 event. Dunham posted three top 10 finishes including a season-best third on the season-ending event. His average A-main finishing position was 15th.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

 

 

360 SPRINTCARS

Hickman Bounces Back with Podium

Regaining his confidence in last Saturday night’s second 360 Sprintcar All Stars Series round at Moama’s Heartland Raceway, off the back of a challenging run in his 410 Sprintcar a fortnight prior, Rusty Hickman was rewarded with a pleasing runner-up result.

Attempting to utilise the high line during the feature race in the third Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway and subsequently tagging the wall, which cost him a podium finish, Hickman certainly made amends on Saturday night when he managed to pull off the same strategy.

Lining up on the outside of the second row for the 30-lap feature race, by virtue of his Top-Six Shootout result, Hickman quickly made his way into third place in the opening stages, before eventually encountering lapped traffic, which he was able to use to his advantage.

Driving around the top of what was a dusty track, the 17-year-old racer managed to pip defending series champion Chris Solomon for second place on lap 12; a position he retained through to the fall of the chequered flag.

“We’re really happy with a second place result, particularly having utilised the high line to get there, which definitely gave me back my confidence after what was a difficult run in Warrnambool two weeks ago,” admitted Hickman.

“Heartland Raceway is a great track to learn on and I definitely picked up some more valuable experience, which I’ll continue to draw on throughout the rest of the 2017-18 season.

“I have to thank my entire crew for all of their amazing efforts on the night and for being able to give me such a great car for the feature race, after having sustained damage during the heat races.”

Earlier in the night, Hickman placed third in Time Trials, before coming home second in his opening heat race, after starting pole. Starting out of eighth in heat-race two, Hickman made his way up to fourth place, but was forced to spin in order to avoid a crash in front of him, consequently hitting his front wing and damaging it, which resulted in a complete restart. Unfortunately for Hickman, his front wing had sustained too much damage and flew off during the restart, with officials sending him to the rear of the field. He managed to salvage a sixth-place finish.

Beating out Mark Caruso in the Top-Six Shootout, Hickman then went up against Chris Solomon for third place, but unfortunately spun out, therefore securing a fourth-place start for the feature race.

For his next appearance, Hickman will head to Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway this Saturday night where he will contest round four of the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series. Hickman is currently leading the series point standings, 33 points ahead of Jamie Veal in second place, and will be hoping to further consolidate his lead.

Hickman is proudly supported in the 2017-18 season by: Hickman’s Tree Maintenance, Beeps Auto Parts - Bendigo, Victory Lane Racegear, Tasco Petroleum, Mobil 1, Choice Graphics, Jackal Fencing, Peerless Products Pty Ltd, Advanced Engine Dynamics, Camden Signs, and J&J Auto Racing. Special thanks must go to Sandie and Darren (mum and dad), Amy and Olivia (sisters), and crew member Frog.

To find out more about Hickman and the Hickman Motorsport team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Hickman Motorsport Vic 40.

 

 

62nd Budweiser International Classic Weekend to Include ISMA Supernationals on Saturday, September 1

OSWEGO, NY (November 20, 2017) - For the 24th consecutive season, Saturday of Budweiser International Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway is set to include the always entertaining winged warriors of the International Supermodified Association on September 1.

While a second division for Classic Saturday 2018 is still to be announced, it is confirmed that Friday will once again include ‘Pole Day’ time trials for Supermodifieds and Small Block Supers while Sunday, September 2 will see the Budweiser International Classic 200 for the non-wing Supermodifieds plus the Bud Light Classic 75 for the SBS.

“We are looking forward to again having the ISMA Supernationals as part of our schedule for the 62nd running of Classic Weekend,” said speedway public relations director Camden Proud. “ISMA has become a very important part of our longstanding Classic tradition for the past 20 years and that is something we hope to continue for many seasons to come.”

All of ISMA’s biggest stars including 2017 champion Jon McKennedy, runner-up Tim Jedrzejek, teammates Trent Stephens and Moe Lilje and front runners Dan Bowes, Mike McVetta, Mark Sammut, Mike Lichty, Chris Perley, Dave Shullick Jr, Michael Muldoon, Dave McKnight, Mike Ordway Jr, Dave Danzer, Kyle Edwards, Tim Snyder, and more are expected to be in attendance this September for what is the only winged Supermodified event on Oswego’s 2018 schedule thus far.

The first ‘ISMA Supernationals’ 60 was contested back in the 1994 season, when one Bentley Warren went to victory lane to add to his illustrious list of checkered flags on Classic Weekend. Since then, there have been twelve different winners in the prestigious 60-lap contest including Lichty, Jedrzejek, and Shullick who have dominated the event in the past five seasons. Oswego’s all-time winged Super winner Perley has also won the Supernationals an impressive five times.

ISMA’s schedule for its 42nd season of competition, revealed over the weekend, will include 12 unique feature events in 2018, including its first trips to the Monadnock Speedway in New Hampshire on May 19, as well as Jukasa Motor Speedway (formerly Cayuga) in Ontario on Saturday, July 14.

The tour will also have a return stop at Lancaster Speedway, just 2 hours from Oswego, on Saturday, June 2 with the speedway off that week to work in conjunction with the ISMA show.

Other familiar venues on the schedule include Delaware Speedway on June 1, Lee USA Speedway on August 10, New London Waterford Speedbowl on August 11, Delaware again on August 18, and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for the World Series of Racing on October 13 and 14.

Sandusky Speedway’s Hy-Miler and Star Speedway’s ‘Classic,’ the two other events in Supermodified racing’s Triple Crown, will once again take place on their regular dates of July 28 and September 8, respectively.

The 62nd running of Budweiser International Classic Weekend will commence from Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 2 of 2018.

Oswego Speedway’s full 2018 schedule has been posted online at OswegoSpeedway.com. Pricing, times and season ticket information will all be revealed in the coming weeks as well as rule books for the Supermodifieds and SBS.

For further updates on Oswego Speedway, you can FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. Fans can also LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

BUD LIGHT WINGED SUPERNATIONALS CHAMPIONS (1994-2017):

1994 – Bentley Warren

1995 – Chris Perley

1996 – Chris Perley

1997 – Chris Perley

1998 – Joey Payne

1999 – Gary Albritain

2000 – Dave McKnight

2001 – Dave McKnight

2002 – Tim Jedrzejek

2003 – Greg Furlong

2004 – Bobby Santos III

2005 – Nokie Fonoro

2006 – Bentley Warren

2007 – Dave Shullick Jr.

2008 – Chris Perley

2009 – Tim Jedrzejek

2010 – Ben Seitz

2011 – Chris Perley

2012 – Tim Jedrzejek

2013 – Mike Lichty

2014 – Dave Shullick Jr.

2015 – Tim Jedrzejek

2016 – Dave Shullick Jr.

2017 – Mike Lichty

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

Proud Motorsports, Step One Creative Renew Partnership for 2018 at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO NY - Following a career best campaign for 18 year-old Camden Proud behind the wheel of his Proud Motorsports Small Block Supermodified, Oswego based marketing firm Step One Creative has renewed its sponsorship with the family owned team for the fifth consecutive season of action at Oswego Speedway.

Proud, a former rookie of the year in the division, is Oswego Speedway's public relations director and an avid motorsports writer, who put together a third place finish in the driver standings for the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supermodifieds in 2017.

Notably earning three runner-up efforts and seven top five finishes last season to accumulate 943 total points, Proud is ecstatic to continue to build his on track resume with the support of Step One Creative, a resume which includes 36 top ten finishes in 52 career starts. His No. 54 machine will be returning to Oswego's SBS class on a full-time basis next season.

"After our most successful season yet, I am very much looking forward to welcoming Shane (Stepien), Mark (Proud) and everyone at Step One Creative back for our 2018 effort," Proud said. "We are more confident than ever at our chances at the track championship and look forward to continuing our quest for my first feature win, something we've been so close to with now five second place finishes under our belt. Without Step One's loyalty and support, our successes to this point would not have been possible and I look forward to finally bringing them to victory lane this coming season."

Step One Creative, located at 317 West First Street in the Stevedore Lofts in Oswego, New York, offers full-service advertising design, brand development, public relations, copy writing, web design, and media planning/placement to organizations and businesses throughout Central and Upstate New York.

Proud Motorsports is a Small Block Supermodified race team based in Oswego, NY and owned by Tim and Debbie Proud. Camden, an 18 year-old driver and former quarter midget champion, has grown into one of the top competitors in Oswego Speedway's SBS division in his first four seasons of racing action.

“We are very excited to be back onboard for another season of partnership with Camden after his best on track effort yet," said Shane Stepien, president at Step One Creative. "Cam, Tim, Debbie and everyone at Proud Motorsports have continued to exceed our expectations in a racing partnership both on and off the race track for the past four seasons. Camden’s growth, enthusiasm, knowledge, and commitment to the sport and speedway continues to be very exciting to be a part of.
 Our Step One team is looking forward to designing a new look for the No. 54 over the offseason and hopefully seeing Camden put it in victory lane in 2018.”

For more information on Proud Motorsports, be sure to visit online at ProudMotorsports.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @ProudMtrsports or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/ProudMotorsports.

For more information on Step One Creative, please phone (315) 342-2554 or visit their website online at www.steponecreative.com.

 

 

2017 Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc. Awards Banquet Set For This Saturday, November 25 at Vernon Downs Casino

(Vernon, NY) For the first time ever, three series champions will be crowned under one roof as competitors from the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour American and Canadian Series, as well as the Champion Power Equipment CRSA 305 Sprint Tour will gather for one night to celebrate their 2017 success.

Bradford PA’s Jared Zimbardi held off Steve Collins and Kyle Drum down the stretch of the season and will take his record breaking fifth PST-American Series Championship. Jordan Thomas will take home fourth place honors followed by Derek Jonathan, and Josh Azzi.

18-Year Old, Dylan Westbrook will accept his first career PST Canadian Championship by holding off Jared Zimbardi by one point in the five-race Canada series. Cory Turner came home in third followed by the Brown brothers of Mitch and Jake Brown completing the top five, respectively.

Jeff Trombley will grab the CRSA Sprint Tour Title for the first time in his career. The veteran of dirt modified racing from Altamont, New York took his Warren’s Auto Body 3A into the championship lead with only two races to go in the season. He was able to hold off Middletown, New York’s Thomas Radivoy in his Country Service Center 1Q in the final moments of the season. Radivoy won 4 A-Main events, including the finale at Orange County Fair Speedway in October. Jeff Trombley picked up one A-Main win at Utica Rome Speedway. The win and his consistency would be enough for Trombley to secure his first ever open-wheeled sprint car championship.

Cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 p.m. with dinner set to start at 7:00 p.m. The presentations of awards for all three tours will begin at 8:30 p.m. beginning with opening remarks from M.E.M President, Mike Emhof. A & J Sounds DJ Service will conclude the night through the 12 O’ Clock Hour!

Be sure to continue to follow along on all PST and CRSA Media accounts for off-season announcements pertaining to the 2018 Season!

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2017 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Evingham Site Excavation, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography.

 

 

Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series cproud@oswegospeedway.com / lighthouselanessbsseries@gmail.com

Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Returning to Action in 2018

OSWEGO, NY (November 20, 2017) - After a successful debut this past September, the Lighthouse Lanes Small Block Supermodified Touring Series will return to action in Central New York for 2018 under continued leadership from series president and founder Mike Bruce along with promoter and media director Camden Proud.

Founded in March 2017 and derived from the idea to bring back the feel of the now defunct Northeast Organized Racer’s Association to Oswego Speedway’s Small Block Supermodified class, the tour made a successful debut with its first annual ‘Fall Brawl 50’ event at the Evans Mills Speedway this past September. Over 20 race cars showed up for the series’ inaugural event which was won by Oswego Speedway’s 2017 Pathfinder Bank SBS champ Dave Cliff.

After an impressive start, the series is set to return in 2018 with continued support from Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego. Bruce has been busy over the past several weeks communicating with track owners regarding the 2018 schedule, while Proud has created a new website for the tour, LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.com.

“We are very excited about what lies ahead for the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series for the 2018 season,” Bruce said. “Throughout the past several weeks, we’ve been communicating with the Evans Mills, Spencer and Adirondack Speedways to book events. When the tracks are ready to go, our tour schedule will be announced as well.”

Roughly five events are planned for the series in 2018, including two pre-Oswego races to tentatively be held at Evans Mills at the beginning of May. With Evans Mills making the notable switch to Friday night racing last month, this will also mark the first time the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series has run under the lights.

“A few weeks ago Evans Mills Speedway announced their switch to Friday nights for the 2018 season,” mentioned Proud. “With two events planned preseason along with the second annual Fall Brawl 50 tentatively set for mid-September, our series will see at least three events under the lights in 2018.”

Also being explored as part of the schedule are a mid-June event at the Spencer Speedway in Williamson along with an additional September show at the Adirondack Speedway located in Castorland, N.Y.

Frequent updates regarding series meetings, fundraising, purse and tow money, and of course the finalization of the 2018 schedule will all be made available at the new series website; LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.com.

“As a new organization it is important that we take advantage of the opportunities in front of us on the social media side,” Proud added. “Oswego Speedway has given us the green light to cross-promote between the tour and the track, which of course is the only weekly facility for these race cars. We are also the only Small Block Supermodified Touring Series of this kind in the country. Promoting our brand and having an active presence in the media is vital to our success. We ask that everyone refers to our online outlets for the latest updates.”

Series headlining sponsor Lighthouse Lanes was constructed in 2003 to provide Oswego, NY with a new home for bowling and entertainment. The project was spearheaded by Bob Hoefer and Nick Sereno and after some searching, the pair found the perfect home for their new plan on Jim Shampine Drive adjacent to the Oswego Speedway. With the help of experienced manager Dana Hollister, Lighthouse Lanes has become one of the premier bowling locations in the Central New York area hosting functions such as cosmic bowling, leagues, birthday and holiday parties, plus Chicken BBQ fundraisers for a wide variety of organizations including the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series. Also part of Lighthouse Lanes is the Hall of Fame Lounge and bar, a full-sized game room, meeting areas, and the bowling alley’s concession stand and restaurant which features it’s popular homemade chicken wings and sheet pizzas.

At least one fundraiser is planned for the series this offseason once again to be held at Lighthouse Lanes, with further details and information to be announced in the coming weeks on series social media.

Several drivers have already expressed interest in the 2018 Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Tour including Bruce, Cliff, Tim and Chris Proud, Haynes / Pratt Racing, Jack Patrick, Missile Motorsports, Cameron Rowe, Rob Pullen, Barry Kingsley, Vern LaFave, Josh Sokolic, and many more.

Those intending to receive updates from the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series updates may visit online at LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.com. You can also LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/LighthouseLanesSBS or FOLLOW on Twitter @LHLSBSupers.

2018 Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Overview:

May - Evans Mills Speedway (2 events)

June - Spencer Speedway (1 event)

September - Evans Mills / Adirondack Speedway (1 event each)

About the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series: The Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series, the country’s only Small Block Supermodified touring series, was formed in March 2017 by drivers Mike Bruce and Camden Proud in association with the Evans Mills and Spencer Speedways. A five race venture in 2018, the series is made possible from the support of Lighthouse Lanes, Route 37 Building Supply, Cam’s NY Pizzeria, as well as the dedicated team owners, drivers, and fans of Small Block Supermodified racing.

 

 

ANTHONY SESELY TO RACE ‘SAME OLD CAR’ IN SAMMONS INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES THREE QUARTER MIDGET EVENTS; ENTERS EAST COAST DIRT TRACK MICRO NATIONALS WITH NEW HYPER

ALLENTOWN, PA NOVEMBER 20, 2017 . . . Anthony Sesely is ready to return to the winners’ circle in the 2018 Len Sammons Motorsports Productions Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels events.

The winner of four Indoor races inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall - including three Gambler’s Classics (2013, 2014, 2016), Sesely is coming back to Indoor action this year with the car that won all three of the Classics.

“I’m running the same old car,” Sesely, 34, of Matawan, N.J. said. “It always excels in Atlantic City and the plan is to win the Gambler’s Classic again. Allentown and Albany are more question marks for us,” Sesely offered.

Sesely said his Indoor Three Quarter Micro sat for most of the past year in its trailer.

“That TQ is one of the original cars Mike Dicely made called the ‘Hyper Hugger,” Sesely said. “It’s just a really good car."

Unlike most of his fellow TQ Indoor rivals, Sesely has also entered the first ever East Coast Dirt Micro Nationals race, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, December 1-2, 2017. For this race, he has a new Hyper car.

The Hyper dirt car, which Sesely took delivery on recently, was outfitted with a Dave Orange-built motor. Orange is the same engine builder Sesely has been using for his Indoor Auto Racing Series TQ races.

On Sunday, Sesely and six other teams tested for the Trenton event at Delaware’s Airport Speedway. He worked out a few new car issues and left very happy with the results.

Though pavement has been Sesely’s specialty throughout his driving career - Sesely earned two Wall Stadium Modified titles and one Mahoning Valley Dirt/Asphalt Modified crown - he has some dirt track experience.

“I ran a 305 Sprint maybe a dozen times total over a couple of years, at New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview and Big Diamond,” Sesely related. “Had one second, a few thirds, never won one,” he recounted. Sesely subsequently sold the car.

Though Sesely is the highest profile driver who will be racing in the East Coast Dirt Micro Nationals and the three TQ Midget races of the Indoor Auto Racing Series, he is not alone. Other cross over entries are Micro Sprint veteran Pat Bealer, past TQ Midget outdoor circuit champion Matt Janisch, 2016 Wall Stadium TQ Turkey Derby winner Matt Roselli and Dirt Modified and past Indoor Auto Racing Series A-Main winner Mike Iles.

The 2018 Indoor Auto Racing Series opens for the TQ Midgets on the concrete floor of the PPL Center in Allentown, PA., for the Ironton Telephone sponsored events on Friday and Saturday, January 5 and 6. Each night offers a complete show for the headline TQ Midgets.

For choice Allentown tickets, contact the PPL Center Box Office by phone at 610-347-TIXX (8499), online at pplcenter.com. The 2016 event was a sell-out.

The Ironton Telephone Allentown event schedule calls for racing to start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday with the Champ Karts as part of the program and 7 p.m. on Saturday with the Slingshots joining the TQ Midgets.

The series moves next to the NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing Weekend in Atlantic City. For tickets, contact Ticketmaster, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, or the Area Auto Racing News office at 609-888-3618.

The finale will be a first annual event in New York State, on February 9-10, 2018 in the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y. For choice tickets, contact the Times Union Center Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, or visit online at ticketmaster.com.

The East Coast Dirt Track Micro Nationals precedes the three TQ Series events.

Tickets for both days of the December 1-2 East Coast Dirt Track Micro Nationals are available at the CURE Insurance Arena Box Office or by phone at 800-298-4200. Tickets will also be available at the box office the weekend of the event, but fans should arrive early so they don’t miss any of the action.­

Further information is available at indoorautoracing.com, email to motorsports@aarn.com or by calling 609-888-3618.

 

 

Triple Crown Championship Series Drivers, Teams Collect $27,000 at Championship Banquets

OSWEGO, NY (November 20, 2017) – Supermodified drivers and teams in the Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear were recently recognized, collecting $27,000 in point fund money, between the Oswego Speedway and International Supermodified Association championship banquets.

On Saturday, November 4 at Oswego Speedway’s annual banquet, Bentley Warren Driver of the Year champion Dave Shullick Jr. as well as Jeff Abold, Otto Sitterly, Gary Morton, Joe Gosek, and Tim Snyder were all honored for their efforts with the TCCS in 2017, collecting a total of $16,000 in monies between them with both Shullick and Abold collecting $6,000 a piece

Over the weekend Mike & Michael Muldoon along with Tim Jedrzejek and Craig Danzer collected the remaining $11,000 at ISMA’s championship banquet, with the Muldoon’s claiming an impressive $10,000 as champions of the Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year title and runners-up in the driver’s championship.

TCCS founder and promoter, Dan Kapuscinski, presented drivers and teams with their awards and championship checks at each banquet thanking sponsors Shea Concrete, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers, Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions as well as drivers, teams, and fans for their support of the series.

“The TCCS wouldn’t have been possible without the joint support of Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association,” said Kapuscinski. “With both the Oswego and ISMA schedules now available to the public, we can start to look forward to the possibility of TCCS II. Ed Shea of Shea Concrete has already pledged his support for a second installment of the series, and we greatly appreciate his support of the sport as a whole. Now we need to sit back, look at everything as a whole, and work toward making TCCS II mutually beneficial to both ISMA and Oswego in terms of support. We will announce our plans for 2018 as soon as we have everything finalized.”

Over the weekend ISMA announced their 2018 racing schedule with the year set to open on Saturday, May 19 at a new venue for the tour, Monadnock Speedway in New Hampshire.

Oswego Speedway’s 68th consecutive season of racing will open on Saturday, May 26 with the running of the prestigious Jim Shampine Memorial 75.

For more information on ISMA, visit online at www.ismasupers.com. Oswego Speedway is also online at www.oswegospeedway.com.

For more details on the future of the TCCS, stay in touch on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SuperTCCS.

About the TCCS: The Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing, a promotional Supermodified series, was formed by Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association. The 10-race joint venture, which helps to provide bonus money for Supermodified drivers and owners, would not be possible without the support of Shea Concrete Products, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers as well as the support and dedication of the participating TCCS race teams and the loyal Supermodified fan base.

Bentley Warren Driver of the Year Standings: (FINAL)
1. Dave Shullick Jr. – 918 ($6,000)
2. Michael Muldoon – 788 ($4,000)
3. Jeff Abold – 763 ($2,000)
4. Tim Jedrzejek – 742 ($1,000)
5. Otto Sitterly – 716 ($500)
6. Joe Gosek - 678
7. Joey Payne - 645
8. Dave Danzer - 639
9. Tim Snyder - 630
10. Dave McKnight - 617

Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Standings: (FINAL)
1. Muldoon Racing 15 – 788 ($6,000)
2. Abold Racing 05 – 763 ($4,000)
3. Morton Racing 70 – 684 ($2,000)
4. Gosek Racing 00 – 678 ($1,000)
5. Snyder Racing 0 – 630 ($500)
6. Penix Racing 14 - 582
7. Danzer Racing 52 - 527

Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear

Schedule:
May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing) – Trent Stephens
June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing) – Ben Seitz
July 1- Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)** - Dave Gruel
July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing) – Moe Lilje
July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)** - Mike Ordway Jr.
September 3 – Oswego Speedway International Classic (Non-Wing)** - Dave Shullick Jr.
September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)** - Dave Shullick Jr.
** - Indicates Double Point Shows

Feature Points Only, Oswego 100-point format
Best (3) Non-Wing finishes, combined with best (3) wing finishes count toward (6) race point total

 

 

Racing Promotion Monthly

(PROMOTER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS UNDER WAY)

(Merrill, WI--November 19, 2017) Balloting that will lead to selection of the Forty-Second Auto Racing Promoter of the Year is under way. Readers of Racing Promotion Monthly, the national newsletter for auto racing promoters, received their ballots which they nominate six Regional Auto Racing Promoters of the Year during December. Nominees will be announced in early January and RPM readers will choose one of the six Regional Promoters of the year as the Forty-Second Auto Racing Promoter of the Year. The promoter chosen as the Auto Racing Promoter of the Year will be revealed February 11, 2018 during the RPM@Daytona Promoters Workshop, held at the Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village.

The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year is short track racing’s most prestigious award. It is awarded each year after voting by promoters. The award was originated in 1976 by the editors of Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters. Voting is conducted in two phases: a preliminary ballot in nominates candidates in six regions. The six nominees become Regional Promoters of the Year and then appear on a second ballot for final voting.

Dan Robinson was selected as the 41st Auto Racing Promoter of the Year last year. Previous winners of the ARPY award are, Hugh Deery 1976 and 1984; J.C. Agajanian, 1977; D. Anthony Venditti, 1978; Jack Gunn, 1979; George Eisenhart, 1980; Dick O'Brien, 1981; Howard Tiedt, 1982; Don Martin, 1983; Glenn Donnelly, 1985; Cary Agajanian, 1986; Bud Lunsford, 1987; Bob Daniels, 1988; Howard Commander, 1989; Ray Wilkings, 1990; Paul Kuhl, 1991; Robert Lawton; 1992; Earl Baltes, 1993; Jody Deery, 1994, and Andy Vertrees, 1995, Charles Powell, 1996, C. Ray Hall in 1997, Larry Kemp in 1998, Charles Cathell in 1999, Charles Deery in 2000, and Ralph Capitani in 2001, and Lanny Edwards in 2002, Nadine & Bob Strauss, 2003, Tom Curley, 2004, Steve York, 2005; John Padjen, 2006; Lynn Phillips, 2007; Joe & Walt Doellefeld, 2008; the Nuckles family, 2009; the Queensland family, Deer Creek (MN) Speedway, 2010; and Robert Sargent, Track Enterprises, Macon (IL), Paducah (KY) Speedways, 2011; Ron Drager and Scott Schultz, Flat Rock (MI) and Toledo (OH) Speedways, 2012; Roger Hadan, Eagle (NE) Raceway, 2013, and Gary & Donna Howe, Kalamazoo Speedway, 2014, Gray Garrison, Bowman Gray Stadium, 2015.

More information on the award or the award ceremonies is available from Racing Promotion Monthly, 715-536-1067

 

 

PINE BROOK SPEEDWAY REUNION TO BE A BIG ATTRACTION DURING PPB MOTORSPORTS 2018 RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA November 19, 2017 . . . From 1962 through its final race in 1989 Pine Book Speedway presented crowd pleasing Three Quarter Midget racing and during the three days of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Racecar and Trade Show Presented by Sunoco and Fueled by Insinger Performance a Reunion will be presented. A showcase of TQs raced at the popular race track will part of the Reunion along drivers and others that were involved in the Friday night racing action at the Route 46 and Bloomfield location in Pine Brook, NJ.

The show takes place January 19-21 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

In addition to the TQs there will a display featuring the Pine Brook Micro-Stocks that were popular during the late 1970s through the 1980s.

Gary Mondschein, through his promotional company Classic Racing Times has been involved in a number of great motorsports displays over the years, will be creating a large and comprehensive display tracing the history of Pine Brook. Long-time Micro-Stock car owner and driver Al Puntasecca will be working with Mondschein.

“For a number of years I was a regular at Pine Brook. I got caught up in the excitement of the action packed racing,” said show public relations person Ernie Saxton. “Drivers like Doug Craig, Pete Mourad, Dick “Mr. Consistency” Peterman, Jack Duffy, Sheriff Larry Michaels, Bob Watkins, and Tony Romit along with many others made for an exciting show on the very short asphalt track.”

There will be Pine Brook memorabilia will be on display with show attendees bring advised to bring their scrapbooks for autographs.

There will be autograph sessions featuring drivers, car owners and officials throughout the show.

During the weeks leading up to the show there will be updates released to the media and at the show website listing who be part of the autograph sessions. Noted announcer Bob Marlow, son of the voice of Pine Brook for many years Dick Marlow, will be interviewing guest drivers and team members.

Earl Krause is the contact person for the Pine Brook Reunion and can be reached at 609.888.3618 or Earl@AARN.com.

Many area speedways and sanctioning organizations will be exhibiting and will feature top drivers along with announcements regarding their 2018 season.

Exhibitors and those planning to be exhibitors have all the information they need on the new website to plan their participation.

"The show floor is more than 75% full,” said show promoter Len Sammons. “Companies looking to exhibit are encouraged to contact show manager Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 for available show space before it's too late."

Information is also available by emailing motorsports@aarn.com. "Like" Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MotorsportsTradeShow.

 

Seavey Crowned POWRi National Midget Champion, Earns Rookie Honors

Belleville, IL - In what has been a banner year for the Sutter, California driver, Logan Seavey captured not only the 2017 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League championship, but also took Rookie of the Year honors with the League. Wrapping up the 2017 season with only two wins, it is clear that it was Seavey's consistency that brought home the championship for the rookie midget driver.

Piloting the Toyota-powered Factory Boss Performance, Rockwell Security/RAM's Racing-sponsored entry, Seavey's first victory of 2017 came in the final night of Illinois SPEED Week at Lincoln Speedway with a last lap pass over Michael Pickens for the win. Seavey again found victory lane, this time at Macon Speedway for the Third Annual Camfield Memorial. With 18 top tens, and nine top five finishes in 23 starts, Seavey was able to garnish 5300 points for the season over runner-up Tucker Klaasmeyer's 5130.

Klaasmeyer's nine top fives and 16 top tens bolstered the Paola, Kansas driver to the second position, but were not enough to overcome Seavey. Jake Neuman finished the season in third with 4730 overall points in 23 starts. Spencer Bayston, the driver with the most victories in 2017 (five) filled the fourth position with 4560 points. Zach Daum, the defending League champion finished fifth with 4490 after suffering a season-ending crash at Spoon River Speedway in the final phase of the season.

Andrew Felker took sixth with Ryan Robinson in seventh. Rookie Aidan RoosEvans finished eighth. Tanner Thorson and Tyler Thomas rounded out the top ten, each tallying four victories with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League in 2017 while running a condensed schedule.

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.


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Ball Tackling ASCS National Tour for First Time in 2018

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Nov. 18, 2017) - Jamie Ball is excited to announce that White Lightning Motorsports will be hitting the road in 2018 when he will tackle the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the first time in his career.

"I'm looking forward to going on the road and testing our team against some of the best in the sport," he said. "We enjoy our home track of Knoxville Raceway, but we want to get out and travel the country more. We have a renewed excitement as we're working toward the 2018 season."

Ball has traveled more in recent years, but has rarely left the Midwest. That will all change next season as he will venture to many new states across the country.

"We'll be going to a lot of new tracks that will be challenging," he said. "We have the right equipment and people behind us that I believe even on new tracks we can have success."

Ball added that White Lightning Motorsports recently purchased a 410ci engine and will compete in double duty at Knoxville Raceway when he has free Saturday nights.

"One of our biggest goals for next year is to contend for a 360 Knoxville Nationals title like we did last year," he said. "We've been improving at that event on the biggest stage and our goal is to keep moving forward."

Ball added that next year's opportunity to travel wouldn't be possible without the support of his family and sponsors.

"We've been working real hard with our business, L&J Enterprises, this winter to allow us to live our dreams that we've discussed in the past," he said. "All the stars have aligned to work for the one main goal that everyone has in mind. We can't wait for 2018."

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Publicist Bryan Hulbert had glowing things to say about Ball joining the circuit next season.

"Jamie has shown a lot of promise not only with his success at Knoxville, but racing with us on a part-time basis," he said. "He's shown a lot of speed and maturity that is required to go on the road and race. I think if he has all of the pieces together he'll have a shot at even more than just Rookie of the Year."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JamieBall.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieBall5j

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White Lightning Motorsports has t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at their race trailers at each sprint car event they compete at throughout the season.

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"Sara, Bryan, and Cooper have been great supporters of our race team for years," Ball said. "They have been providing our race team with custom made ear molds for our RACEceivers as well as providing Larry Ball Jr. with hearing aids the past few years. We love having The Hearing Clinic on board again this year with the White Lightning Motorsports. It's family owned companies like them that make our race team such a success."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank JJ Kane Auctioneers, L & J Enterprise Inc., Timberline Tree Service, Iowa State Savings Bank, Wingdance Graphics, Outlaw Wings, Sweet Manufacturing, Fragola Performance Systems, FK Rod Ends, Hooker Harness, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, MyRacePass, Shell Shock, Sign Pro of Newton, Maxim Chassis, Fisher Racing Engines, Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO), Hinchman Racewear, Hoosier Racing Tire, Allen Construction and Chick Magnet Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Phillipsburg Mall to Host. . . . . .

IRCO RETURNS FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW

The dates for the popular eleventh edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show have been confirmed for 2018 and the hard-working staff and historical groups and speedways are putting all of the necessary pieces in place to produce another great show. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey beginning on Sunday, March 4th and will run through March 10th. The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and has become a must go to event for the local Tri-State area. Quaker Steak and Lube has taken on the lead sponsor role for the fourth consecutive season.

For the eleventh consecutive year, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union will once again lend their solid support to the popular show. IRCO was formed in 1966 and has grown in leaps and bounds to it's present state today. IRCO remains a locally-owned and staffed community financial institution. "IRCO Credit Union is pleased to continue its very successful relationship with the Dirt Track Heroes Show," stated IRCO Vice President Greg Collins. "The show has proven to be a very effective means of establishing the IRCO brand and promoting our various financial products in both the local and racing community. We look forward to another outstanding show at the Phillipsburg Mall in March 2018." IRCO Credit Union serves over 8,000 members offering a wide variety of financial products and services and serves the towns of Phillipsburg and Alpha as well as the townships of Franklin, Greenwich, Lopatcong and Pohatcong in New Jersey and the counties of Northampton and Lehigh in Pennsylvania. IRCO membership us open to individuals who live, work, shop, attend school, worship or volunteer in any of those communities. As a community based financial institution, all loan decisions are promptly made in their offices by onsite lending personnel.

Information about IRCO’s various financial services and products is available at www.ircocu.com, by telephone toll free at 800-538-1572 or stop by their offices located at 450 Hillcrest Blvd in Phillipsburg NJ and 2240 Northampton St in Easton PA.

The schedule of events for the eleventh edition of the Dirt Track Heroes Show will be released shortly and this great local event will remain focused on the past, present and future of the sport with special recognition to the many legendary stars the racing fans cheered on from the grandstands to the new wave of stars and the future stars who are now cutting their teeth in the entry levels of racing in quarter midget, go kart or junior slingshot ranks and determined to be the next driving stars in the sport..

The Phillipsburg Mall has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will once again offer many varieties of new and vintage race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the Mall for the duration of the show's run. The ten previous shows have brought out race cars from all divisions of motorsports filling the Mall space as the past, present and future of racing have been highlighted in a week long show celebrating the love each of us has found in attending races and meeting so many wonderful people associated with the sport. Last year's event broke many of the existing records as 162 cars made their way into the Mall walkways. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to flock to the show to fill the wide aisles of the Phillipsburg Mall for the upcoming tenth edition of the show. This event is truly the Mall favorite and one of the leading attractions, continuously drawing outstanding crowds and successful events promoter Bob Miller and his wife Donna spearhead the hard working staff of individuals responsible for the continued success of the show.

The restored and original race cars represent racing's past or what many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of auto racing. The great spirit of the event takes the great fan base of racing back to a special time in their lives when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement and spectacle of a night at the races. Some of the cars in attendance will be original works, some of the race cars are replicars of famous cars re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted racing events. The great cars and the preserved memories gain far more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the legendary drivers who will be making special appearances at the Mall during the week long event. All historical racing groups including Tri State, Nazareth, Harmony and Reading will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain fan exposure and interest for themselves and their sponsors and create the "buzz" for the mall walkers to visit a race track in their immediate area. The cars are displayed to also exhibit the new and changing technology associated with racing and with the many restored race cars on site, depicts the evolution of the many eras of racing ingenuity. The fans can visit the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the guys and gal drivers who pilot these four-wheel high-powered race cars. Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their yearly racing schedules for the upcoming season and to meet and greet their loyal fans and hopefully win over some new fans to attend racing events at their respective facilities. The show remains FREE to the public as it has been since first landing at the Phillipsburg Mall eleven years ago.

In previous events, cars on display included big block and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, all divisions of Micro-Sprints, all divisions of Sprint Cars, Drag Racing cars, Slingshots, Stage One Modifieds, X-Cel Modifieds, Late Models, SpeedSTRS, Go-Karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Many speedways will be involved with the 2018 edition of the show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many of the youngsters will be giving their first ever interviews to a large crowd.

For the eleventh consecutive year, former Gasoline Alley show hosts Ed and Steve Pados will host the nightly events and interviews along with longtime racing personality Bobby Stull and former Lake Mocatek Speedway co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Snydersville Speedway Announcer Alex Greezweig has also signed on for the event.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great tribute keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443- 513-4456, via e-mail at: TOTHILL98@aol.com or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. or contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net

 

 

Motorplex Welcomes Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on July 27

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Nov. 17, 2017) - Jackson Motorplex is pleased to welcome back the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018.

The series will tackle the recently renovated 4/10-mile oval on Friday, July 27, for a $10,000-to-win event during the ABDO Fair Race.

The race is exactly five years to the day since the most recent All Stars race at Jackson Motorplex. Travis Whitney was victorious on July 27, 2013, with Jac Haudenschild and Dale Blaney also on the podium. That race was also the most recent All Stars event in the state of Minnesota.

Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars and NSL non-wing sprint cars will also compete during the ABDO Fair Race next season.

Stay tuned for more information about the event, including ways to purchase tickets, which will be released in the near future.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars and NSL non-wing sprint cars among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

MyRacePass Creates Driver Website for Parker Price-Miller

Inside Line Promotions - LINCOLN, Neb. (Nov. 17, 2017) - MyRacePass has generated a new driver website for sprint car driver Parker Price-Miller.

The website - http://www.ParkerPriceMiller.com - has pages showcasing his schedule and results, news, biography, photos, videos, sponsors and more.

Price-Miller, who hails from Kokomo, Ind., drives for Destiny Motorsports on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series circuit. He made his debut with the team in 2017 and is slated to tackle the tour full-time for the first time in his life next year.

Price-Miller, who was the POWRi Midgets Series Rookie of the Year in 2013 and the Chili Bowl Nationals Rookie of the Year in 2014, captured four feature victories, including his first career with the World of Outlaws, in 2017.

UTILIZE THE POWER OF THE MYRACEPASS NETWORK -

MyRacePass (MRP), originally Driver Websites, contains much of the racing content people are looking for. Tens of thousands of drivers, more than a thousand race tracks and race series, and more than a million race fans are included in the MyRacePass network. There are communication tools, management tools and promotional tools available for anyone to use. Bottom line - they make promotion and management much easier!

DOWNLOAD THE MYRACEPASS APP -

Have you downloaded the new MyRacePass App yet? It's FREE! This is an all-in-one app for drivers, tracks, series and FANS! Our App provides information such as lineups and results, point standings, live timing, event tickets, apparel and so much more! You can find the App on Google Play or App Store today!

WHY DO YOU NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MYRACEPASS -

There are so many aspects of running a successful race team outside of what you do on the track. It's what you do off the track that draws the attention you need to help with your team's recognition throughout the sport. A website is a very useful tool to keep your sponsors and marketing partners up to date with your racing. With our PRO website packages, you have the ability to track the impressions and clicks your sponsor logos receive while being on your website. You can use that as a tool to show your current marketing partners the benefits of being involved with your race team - solely on the website. You can also use those same tools to help generate new, long-lasting marketing partnerships. On top of that, a website is a great database for your career and with the power of your information gets spread throughout that entire fast-growing network of websites.

For more information about MyRacePass, be sure to check them out online at http://www.myracepass.com. For instant updates on products/promotions and contests, be sure to follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/myracepass and on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/myracepass .

 

 

Oswego Speedway Remembers Supermodified Icon Fred Graves

OSWEGO, NY (November 17, 2017) - The Oswego Speedway family has come together in the past 24 hours to remember and honor legendary Supermodified driver, car builder, and owner Fred Graves, who passed away Thursday morning at 71 years old.

“We are saddened to learn of the passing of Fred Graves, one of the all-time great drivers, car owners, and an individual who dedicated much of his life to Oswego Speedway,” said track owner John Torrese. “His legacy will be carried on for many years to come and we extend our warmest thoughts to the Graves family and their friends at this difficult time.”

Graves, a mechanical engineer from Mexico, first made his mark on Oswego back in 1968, wheeling a car built and designed by himself and brother Ron. It didn’t take this new driver very long at all to show success. Graves finished 11th in one of his first events with his family owned No. 92.

After spending his first two seasons behind the wheel of the car he built alongside his brother, Graves returned to the track in 1970 and debuted what would be the Bill Marsh owned red and blue No. 39. Graves wheeled this ride from 1970 through 1972, and drove to his first of nine Oswego victories on July 17, 1971 before returning to victory lane once more with the same car on May 27, 1972.

It was one year after Graves’ second career win that he would do what he is most famous for. Graves set out on a venture to purchase a former Mario Andretti rear engine car. He did so successfully and the Graves team got to work in enough time to debut it during the 1973 season at Oswego with Harry Brandt serving as co-owner. That season, the Graves ride joined some half dozen rear engine cars ready for competition. While he never went to victory lane in ‘73, Graves did manage five top five finishes with the rear-engine ride and then turned to the Rainer No. 29 car for the 200, only to get in another mid-pack skirmish and drop out of the event on lap 185 to finish in the thirteenth position.

Graves returned to the seat in 1974, but in that season he drove several different rides. Midway through the year, the beautiful rear engine car was destroyed in a crash. Fred was then forced to the No. 39 car he drove for Marsh to get back on track while also wheeling the familiar Dick Dunnegan No. 90 in what was one of its final seasons of action at Oswego. It was during that time that he established a relationship with fellow engineer Bill Hite of Alabama, who later would make every other Supermodified obsolete with his four wheel drive creation.

1975 was without a doubt the most prolific season of Graves’ career, as he debuted his new No. 38 roadster on Opening Day of that season. On June 21, he went to victory lane with that car while on the very same night, he revealed one of the most famous Supermodifieds in history; practicing the Hite built rear engine 4WD Supermodified for the first time.

Although Graves and Hite debuted the car on June 21, Freddie did not race it until August 16, this coming after it appeared at the track once more in July as Graves and Hite wanted to ensure they perfected their craft.

Perfect is pretty close to what it turned out to be, as on that second weekend in August, Graves became the first driver in speedway history to win with a front and rear engine car. Fred started 14th and drove to victory in the first ever race for Hite’s masterpiece. Jim Shampine is the only other driver to win with both a front and rear engine in the same season.

A few weeks later, Graves returned with the Hite four wheel drive car for its first shake at the International Classic. Fred was also a car owner for the Classic that year, as fellow rear-engine mastermind Todd Gibson was tabbed as driver of his No. 38 roadster.

In time trials, it was Graves who shattered the track record with an 18.247 to sit on the pole for the 200. Unfortunately though, Fred was also the first car out of the race with gear issues on lap 14, only to be credited with 40th place.

The Hite and Graves combination returned to the Steel Palace for their final season together in 1976 and the success that began with the four wheel drive’s first race a season ago continued in June of 1976 when the first car of its kind in speedway history returned to victory lane once again. Impressively, Graves put the gray No. 39 in the winner’s circle five more times in ‘76 including sweeping the Twin 35s and beating an impressive list of names to do so. 1976 was clearly instrumental in giving Fred his career total (9) victories at Oswego coupled with 31 top five finishes.

After five more wins with the four wheel drive, Graves sat on the pole for the International Classic 200 for the second year in a row in 1976, but this time he broke his own track record, lowering it down to an 18.228. Despite sitting poleside for back to back International Classics, Graves was never able to put the Hite ride in victory lane. Fred battled with rising star Steve Gioia Jr. and defending champ Gary Allbritain in the top three before dropping out with mechanical issues on lap 165.

September 25 of that year was the last time anyone saw the four wheel drive car on the track, as it was banned from competition at Oswego at the conclusion of the 1976 season, but it went out a winner on that same day. This was also Graves final victory at the ‘Big O.’

With Hite’s prized-possession now useless, the rear engine mastermind gave it a shot again and he built Fred another car for 1977. This time, it was a ‘switch’ car, which had both two and four wheel drive. Graves and Hite did not see nearly as much success that season, only able to finish inside the top 15 on one occasion.

In 1978, Fred returned to the speedway with yet another different ride, this time piloting the offset CAM2 Oil 38 car. It was in this ride that Graves joined Shampine as one of only two active drivers to turn laps under 18-seconds. His best finish was only a 12th that season after battling frequent mechanical issues.

Ironically, Graves was back at the track in 1979 as well, this time as a crew chief of the same car he drove last season for another hall of fame driver; Bentley Warren. Warren’s longtime car owner Cindy Snyder fielded that ride for the duration of the season and numbered it 77. Bentley qualified fourth for the Classic with Fred as his chief mechanic.

1980 was Graves last appearance at the track; at least as a driver. In his final race, Fred drove the Shampine / Doug Heveron No. 01 while Heveron drove his newer No. 1 machine. Interestingly enough, Shampine won the race with Heveron finishing in 2nd while Graves finished 17th after a qualifying effort only good enough for mid-pack.

Around that time, the very first ‘Graves Chassis’ debuted, built by Fred and his aforementioned brother Ron. Supermodified campaigner Kevin Lyons got credit for taking one of the first ever Graves racers to the speedway racing surface and by the mid-1980s, business was booming for the Mexico brothers as batches and batches of Graves Chassis were distributed to Oswego and ISMA drivers alike. Many still exist and compete today, and can be credited with dozens upon dozens of Oswego victories.

After successfully building some of the first independent front suspension racers in Oswego history, Fred migrated south and made a name for himself in NASCAR, later going on to win the 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Championship as a crew chief for Ron Hornaday. Graves stayed in North Carolina after winning his first NASCAR championship, working in the engineering department for Dale Earnhardt, Inc for a handful of seasons.

In recent years, Graves spent his time living in Vienna, Austria where he worked diligently in vineyards and wineries, very much enjoying his retirement from the sport he gave so much to throughout his versatile career.

With Fred out of the seat, it turned out that both of his brothers would compete in the Supermodified class, with Ron racing alongside him in many of the same events throughout the late 1970s before the duo gave the driving up to become car builders. However, 1980 was not the last time a Graves hit the track at Oswego, as younger brother Cliff also wheeled a Super, of course as No. 38. Cliff first appeared on track in 1988 and nearly won the 1991 Classic but finish third behind Pat Abold and first-time Classic winner Joe Gosek. He retired following the 1993 season with 21 career top five finishes, ten less than Fred had.

Fred’s son Andy is also very active in the sport. Andy won an Indianapolis 500 as team manager in 2001 for Chip Ganassi Racing and driver Juan Pablo Montoya. He’s also worked with Jeff Gordon, won a championship with Terry Labonte in 1996 as assistant crew chief, and spotted for Tony Stewart among many other of NASCAR’s biggest names. Andy worked for Ganassi until 2006, before becoming the Group Vice President and Technical Developer at Toyota Racing Development.

With Graves a key part of the operation, Toyota has recently won its first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship with Kyle Busch, its first NHRA Funny Car championship with Del Worsham, and first Brickyard 400 also with Busch.

Graves’ career in the sport has also included serving as Vice President of Chassis Engineering and Program Manager for NASCAR Sprint Cup, Xfinity, and Camping World Truck Series for two years, during the time in which Toyota earned its first ‘manufacturer’ win in NASCAR. There’s no question that Andy and the rest of Fred’s family will be carrying on the ‘Graves’ name in the sport for many years to come.

Oswego Speedway will have information on Graves’ services when it becomes available. Please stay tuned to OswegoSpeedway.com.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. You can also LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

Farmers Insurance Stephen Gioia Agency Latest to Join Missile Motorsports Racers Losurdo, Kapuscinski

OSWEGO, NY (November 17, 2017) – Mark Castiglia’s Missile Motorsports with drivers Anthony Losurdo and Dan Kapuscinski are happy to welcome the Farmers Insurance Stephen Gioia Agency to their lineup of partners for the upcoming Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super season at Oswego Speedway.

Located at 89 East First St. in Oswego, the Stephen Gioia Agency offers everything from auto and home insurance to life insurance, renters insurance, business insurance, and more.

Serving Oswego, Fulton, Pulaski, Hannibal, Central Square, and Sterling; the Stephen Gioia Agency is proud to help customers identify the insurance coverage that best fits their needs, with a straightforward and personalized approach to help make it happen.

“It has been great following Stephen’s journey in making this new venture possible and he is certainly motivated to bring the best coverages possible to his clients,” said Dan Kapuscinski. “Stephen and his family have been some of the greatest supporters of Oswego Speedway and its racers, and we are grateful to run the Framers Insurance Stephen Gioia Agency colors on the Missile Motorsports No. 00M and No. 1 machines this season.”

For more information on the Stephen Gioia Agency, or to schedule a visit, call Stephen at (315) 293-3333 or visit on Facebook at Farmers Insurance Stephen Gioia Agency.

Missile Motorsports and the Stephen Gioia Agency will first hit Oswego Speedway at its open practice session scheduled for Saturday, May 19 before coming back for the Speedway’s 68th annual season opener on Saturday, May 26.

Missile Motorsports Partners: Cam’s Pizzeria, Farmers Insurance Stephen Gioia Agency, FFB Race Chassis, Performance Manufacturing, Slack Karts

 

 

COUNTDOWN TO RACING XTRAVAGANZA IS ON; BAPS RETURNS AS TITLE SPONSOR

By Brad Vores for Racing Xtravaganza

The countdown is on for Racing Xtravaganza!

Now that the auto racing season is over around Central Pennsylvania, race fans can now look forward to the big show that will take place at the Utz Arena at the York Expo Center on Saturday and Sunday, February 3-4, 2018.

In what will be the third annual event of the show, the show offers up a lot of many different activities for those that love auto racing.

And for the third straight year, BAPS Auto Paint and Supply will return as the title sponsor for Racing Xtravaganza.

“Racing Xtravaganza is excited to have BAPS Auto Paint and Supply back as our title sponsor,’ show owner Scott Gobrecht stated. “We opened car and vendor registration a few weeks ago and the response has been tremendous.”

That is a great thing for the race fan!

While many of the great show events from the past return, New for 2018 will be the BAPS Finishing First $1,000 to Win Corn Hole Challenge, Free RC Racing and an Exclusive Hotel Deal.

The BAPS Finishing First $1,000 Corn Hole Challenge will feature veteran stars and popular young guns from various racing divisions competing in a tournament style corn hole contest. The winner will receive a $1,000 BAPS Finishing sponsorship for the upcoming racing season and second place will receive a $500 sponsorship. Participants will have a chance to double their winnings if their race car is on display at Racing Xtravaganza.

‘Initial reactions to the BAPS Finishing First Corn Hole Challenge is that it will be a great addition to the show,” Gobrecht added. “The BAPS Challenge will bring out the stars of our sport to Racing Xtravaganza.”

Another new addition to the show will be all show attendees and racing fans can test their driving skills on a radio-controlled racing system that provides exciting 1/18 scale stock car racing.

“Racing Xtravaganza is proud to bring this new feature to fans for free,” Gobrecht added. “Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the RC Track area. We expect a crowd to gather for this as each race can have up to eight competitors of all ages.”

Those wishing to spend the weekend in York for the show are urged to take advantage of the Hotel Deal at the nearby Wyndham Garden is offering a $100 per night discounted rate for show attendees. Call the hotel to book now and mention Racing Xtravaganza to score the deal while room availability lasts. The phone to the hotel is 717-846-9500.

Back again in 2018 will be the always popular Kids Zone sponsored by Hickory Falls Family Entertainment Center.

The Viper Risk Management Group Stage is the focal point of the show hosting Meet and Greets, Pageants and much more and the Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room will again host a variety of seminars and presentations all weekend long.

Vendor registration forms and race car registration forms are updated and available now on the website at www.racingxtravaganza.com.

Fans can also get the latest breaking news for the show and should check the website often during the next few months for schedule of events along, prices and so much more.

Be sure to visit www.racingxtravaganza.com often for all details and Like Racing Xtravaganza on Facebook for the latest news and details as well.


 

Jason Solwold: 2017 Season In Review

By Ben Deatherage

Burlington, Washington- The 2017 would be one a good one overall for Jason Solwold. Several trips to victory lane, another series championship to his credit, and some pretty successful trips outside of his native Washington state would all make it a very good year of racing. The Mike Anderson and Monica Baca owned #18 entry would once again partner with the Burlington native and be one of the most successful racing teams in the Pacific Northwest.

“It was a great achievement to accomplish our points chasing goal by getting the Summer Thunder Sprint Series championship,” commented team owner Mike Anderson, “that series is getting better every and to have won it three years in a row is pretty cool. I can't thank everyone involved with this team from Jason to the crew and to all of the sponsors that make this all possible.”

Solwold's winning account would be opened up almost immediately after beginning the season when he would win the second night of the Summer Thunder Sprint Series sanctioned event at the Central Washington State Fair Raceway, in Yakima, on Saturday, April 1st. May would see two trips to victory lane at Alger's Skagit Speedway the first on May 6th, against the Summer Thunder Sprint Series, and the other on the 20th. He would close the month out with a runner-up finish on Sunday, the 28th, at Cottage Grove Speedway, in Oregon, for the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic.

Jason managed to put forth a consistent effort during the annual Dirt Cup at Skagit in late June. Going up against the regulars of the American Sprint Car Series-National Tour he recorded a fourth in the Thursday program, a fifth on Friday, and was fourth in the finale on Saturday. The following weekend at Grays Harbor Raceway, in Elma for the Fred Brownfield Classic with the ASCS-National Tour, he would have a rough first night but bounced back to get seventh on the Saturday portion.

July 14th at Cottage Grove would be a night to remember for the team as Jason would record his second career Speedweek Northwest main event victory. It would come nearly ten years after his one and only triumph back in June of 1998, which ironically enough also took place at CGS. He would back up his performance the following evening with a second place result. The month would be closed out with a huge victory, on the 29th, to win his fourth career Bob's Burger & Brew 360 Nationals and would be the third time he would be victorious against the Summer Thunder Sprint Series in 2017.

September would begin with Sowold having to go up against the World Of Outlaw Sprint Series for four races in the states of Washington and Oregon over the span of six days. The best run would be a ninth on Labor Day at Grays Harbor Raceway. The end of the month witnessed the #18 team being crowned the 2017 Summer Thunder Sprint Series champions, at Yakima, making it their third consecutive title with the group.

October would have Jason make the trip to Tulare, California for the annual Trophy Cup. The team would make a big splash right off of the bat as they would win the Thursday night preliminary feature. On Saturday night they would end the weekend thirteenth. Solwold's season would conclude with three straight nights of racing in Somerton, Arizona, at Cocopah Speedway, with the ASCS-National Tour in November. After getting tenth on Thursday he would improve to sixth on Friday before ending the weekend, and the season, with a seventh place finish.

Overall Jason Solwold started forty-two features, posted six wins, twenty-two top fives, and thirty-one top tens. High points were winning the Summer Thunder Sprint Series championship, the Bob's Burgers & Brew Nationals at Skagit, the Speedweek Northwest feature at Cottage Grove, and the preliminary night at Trophy Cup. The team will take the winter time preparing for the 2018 season and will release their schedule in the coming months. Jason Solwold, along with car owners Mike Anderson and Monica Baca, would like to send a big special thanks to all of the sponsors, supporters, and fans for making 2017 such a memorable. We hope all of you reading this enjoy the holidays and a safe offseason. For the latest news and information be sure and visit the Shaylen Raye Motorsports page on Facebook.

2017 Sponsors:

Shaylen Raye Motorsports

Scottie's Plumbing and Repair

Northwest Team Excavating

Heavy D

Pops Entertainment

Al Parker Engines

Doyle Guffie's Rallye Auto Sales

Anderson Powerwashing

Meyer Sign & Advertising

KarMart Motorsports

Speedmart Inc.

Kevin Sharrah Designs

Triple X Race Co.

Slade Shock Technology

Pro Signs

Wings Unlimited

 

 

BRODY ROA SCORES BIGGEST WIN OF HIS CAREER IN USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE!

(Buena Park, CA, November 15, 2017) Brody Roa scored the biggest win of his career last Friday night when he won his first ever USAC National Sprint Car main over a tough field in the “Evelyn Pratt Main Event” at the 22nd annual Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway. In addition to his Friday night triumph, the 26-year-old finished third on Thursday and sixth on Saturday making him the highest finishing USAC/CRA driver all three nights.

The Oval Nationals features both the USAC National Sprint Cars from the Midwest and the west coast’s USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. It is thus considered the strongest field of the year in the nation’s most prestigious non-wing sprint car race. That magnified Roa’s performance as he led every lap and won by a half-straightaway on Friday.

After qualifying ninth fastest in the star studded field, Roa finished fourth in his 10-lap heat and transferred straight into the 30-lap main event. He started the main event off the pole and that can be a bad omen at Perris Auto Speedway. Notoriously over the last decade, very few cars have won a PAS main event from the pole. After exchanging the lead back and forth on the first lap, Roa settled in to the lead before the lap was over and was never headed the rest of the way.

By the time the race was four-laps old, Roa had nearly a half-straightaway advantage. However, time and time again in the race, the lead would be wiped out by yellow flags. That did not matter! Every single time when the green would come back out, the competition would only stay close for a lap or two before the Garden Grove, California veteran would pull away. His only scare came on a lap-21 restart when he banged the cushion in turn three and bicycled the car. He quickly gathered it back in and went on his merry way. When the Kevin Winters’ checkered flag ended the 30-lapper, Roa was far clear of the competition and $5,000.00 richer.

On the slowdown lap, the excited driver had his left hand out of the car patting it like it was a Kentucky Derby winning horse.

“I can’t believe I just won a National Sprint Car race,” the excited driver told the crowd after climbing out of his green racecar. ”I don’t know what to say. This is the coolest thing I have done in my racing career so far. I did not like seeing all of those yellows and reds. I was waiting for a slider on a restart and I kept seeing Chad’s (Boespflug) nose a few times. I cannot say enough about this team. We are clicking right now and this thing runs like a banchee. We are going to celebrate a bit tonight, but not to much because we have got to get the job done tomorrow.”

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Brody Roa and his wife Tailor celebrate his first ever USAC National Sprint Car main event win during the Oval Nationals at Perris Auto

Speedway. Please give photo credit to Surf N’ Sprint.

The previous night, five days after being the highest finishing USAC/CRA regular with a sixth place at the “Western World Championships” at the Arizona Speedway, Roa got his “Oval Nationals” off to a fine start with a third place finish in the 30-lap main. That podium finish came after qualifying fourth fast in the 43-car field and finishing fourth in his heat race. Last Saturday night, Roa did not have to qualify as he had enough points to go directly into the main event. He finished sixth in the six-lap “Super Six Dash” and again was the highest finishing CRA regular when he placed sixth in the championship main.

In 32 sprint cars starts thus far in 2017, Roa has recorded 25 top-10 finishes, 14 top-5’s, 8 top-3’s and he has 2 wins.

Thanks to HD Industries, Roa has two nights of racing left in 2017. The prestigious running of the 77th Turkey Night Grand Prix at the Ventura Raceway on Wednesday, November 22nd and Thanksgiving Night, Thursday, November 23rd. He will be driving the #91R in the sprint car portion of the show, but is still looking for a ride in the midget segment of the program. Any team with interest in contacting Roa with a midget ride and thus becoming eligible for the $50,000.00 bonus (if a driver wins both main events), can contact the fast rising racing star by calling 714-932-7994.

As always, the team will have its good-looking shirts in the pits at Ventura. Cost is $20.00. For those who cannot attend, the shirts are available by mail for $20.00 plus $7.00 shipping in the USA (foreign countries contact for shipping costs).

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Checks or money orders for t-shirt orders can be sent to:

BR Performance

6563 Cornelia Circle

Buena Park, CA 90620

PayPal and credit card orders are also accepted and can be sent to: mailto:brett@roa-racing.com

For fans wishing to attend the historic 77th Running of the ”Turkey Night Grand Prix” at the Ventura Raceway, the track is located at 10 West Harbor Boulevard in Ventura, CA (92571). The track website is available at the following link http://venturaraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (805) 648-RACE.

For those who wish to relive Roa’s 2017 USAC appearances, LoudPedal Productions has them available on its pay per view site: https://loudpedal.tv/

The BR Performance team would like to the thank the following sponsors for making the 2017 season possible: HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Lee and Norma Leonard, Hot Paint Restorations, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, Okie Race Cars and Crow Enterprises. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s championship contending team, please call: 714-932-7994.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance team can do on the team’s Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

Date Venue Event Finish

1-14 Tulsa Oklahoma Friday Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 22nd A Main

3-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3-9 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 9th A Main

3-10 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-1 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/ Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-8 Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rain Out

4-15 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

5-6 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5-27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2ND A Main

6-2 I-80 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 5th A Main

6-3 Knoxville Raceway USAC National Sprint Cars 20th A Main

6-10 Perris Auto Speedway So Cal Oval Karters Open Class 3rd A Main

6-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

7-1 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-8 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

7-9 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 8th A Main

7-10 Gas City 69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 21st A Main

7-12 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars Rain

7-13 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars Rain

7-14 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

7-15 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main

7-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

8-5 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

8-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

9-3 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

9-4 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

9-7 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 19th A Main

9-8 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

9-9 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

9-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

10-14 Wheel2Wheel Raceway So Cal Oval Karters 2nd A Main

10-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

10-28 Ventura Raceway USAC Western Midgets 10th A Main

11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

11-4 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

11-9 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

11-10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

11-11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

11-22 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

11-23 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

 

 

SPRINT CAR ACE RYAN SMITH GEARS UP FOR EAST COAST MICRO DIRT NATIONALS; CALIFORNIAN DANNY STRATTON ALSO FILES ENTRY

TRENTON, NJ NOVEMBER 16, 2017 . . . Ryan Smith, who ranked second in the 2017 All Star Circuit Of Champions 410 Sprint Car circuit, has filed an entry to compete in the first East Coast Dirt Nationals coming up in two weeks at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. on Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd.

The ‘Kunkletown Kid’ for his lifelong residency in the small Pennsylvania hamlet, Smith enjoyed a breakout season with the All Stars, winning three races and outpointing almost 300 other drivers from across the country except Ohio’s Chad Kemenah, the circuit champion.

As a third generation race driver - his father Randy and grandfather Roy preceded him in racing - Smith understands how important it is to be able to connect and communicate with his crew as well as his fans.

Smith’s Sprint Car prowess was recognized in consecutive years at Williams Grove Speedway where he earned Most Improved Driver accolades.

Indoor Auto Racing Series competition will be nothing new to Smith. In fact, he has one of the most consistent performance records of any driver in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

Beginning in 2009 through 2013, Smith authored top five finishes in A-Main events, all the while driving a Micro 600cc Sprint against the heavily favored asphalt TQ Midgets.

Smith will be back in his element in the CURE Insurance Arena driving indoors once more in a Micro 600cc Sprint. Joel Smith (his cousin) owns the car which will carry the family’s iconic No. 555 on the tail.

Native Californian Danny Stratton, who has spent most of 2017 racing in the Midwest on the POWRi Midget circuit, has also entered the event.

Though Stratton has run Sprint Cars with considerable success, his forte has been in Midgets, He owns two career USAC National Midget wins and eight USAC Western States Midget checkereds.

In 2016, Stratton ran most of the USAC/ARDC circuit, finishing ninth in points with a top finish of second at Lebanon, Pa.’s Linda’s Speedway on July 1.

Several drivers have entered the East Coast Micro Dirt Nationals who are experienced in Len Sammons Motorsports Productions TQ Midget competition. The list includes multi-time Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Gamblers Classic winner Anthony Sesely, past ATQMRA driving champion Matt Janisch, Kutztown SpeedSTR reigning champion Tim Buckwalter, 2016 TQ Turkey Derby race winner Matt Roselli, and tested tough drivers Brandon Azzalina and Pat Bealer.

Smith, Stratton and the Indoor TQ crossover drivers join six time Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint champion Brian Montieth, noted Sprint Car driving brothers Michael and Brian Carber, past ARDC Midget car driving champions Alex Bright, Trevor Kobylarz, and the Buckwalter cousins, Steve and Tim, as racers with rich pedigrees in the ranks.

New York state 360 Sprint car drivers Scott Kreutter and Joe Trenca have also expressed their intention to compete.

The field also includes the best drivers and teams from Micro Sprint racing. In fact, one Micro Sprint car owner is so sure one of the division regulars will win the event, he’s willing to put his money on it. Should any non-regular of 600cc Micro Sprint racing win Saturday’s feature event the car owner will add a $500 bonus to the win total.

Though the East Coast Indoor Nationals is a new attraction, the CURE Insurance Arena (formerly Sun National Bank Center), has hosted TQ Midget racing for the past four years on the arena’s concrete floor.

The racing schedule will tentatively call for heat races with passing points and four A-qualifier feature races on Friday night. On Saturday it will be “alphabet mains,” with racers having the opportunity to advance from twin F, E, D, C and B-mains to the 40 lap “A” feature.

The agenda calls for racing to start at 7 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Oliver Communication Group (OCG) of Bordentown, N.J. has signed on as an associate sponsor of the event. Other sponsorship packages remain.

Tickets for both days of the event are available at the CURE Insurance Arena Box Office or by phone at 800-298-4200. Further information is available at indoorautoracing.com, email to motorsports@aarn.com or by calling 609-888-3618.

The East Coast Micro Dirt Nationals is the first of four Indoor Auto Racing Series races planned for the busy off-season.

Three TQ Midget Indoor Auto Racing Series events held on the concrete floors at Allentown (PA), Atlantic City (NJ) and Albany (NY).

For more information visit indoorautoracing.com, e-mail motorsports@aarn.com or call 609-888-3618 during normal business hours

 

 

Champion Launches Multi-Viscosity PowerShield® Break-In Oils

(Clinton, MO / 11.16.17) Champion Oil with the help of top-tier engine builders has developed two new PowerShield® motor oils specially designed to reduce the potential of engine failure during hard break-in. These purpose-built “mineral based” lubricants are offered in SAE 10w-40 and 20w-50 viscosities.

The new formulations are based on the performance achievements of Champion’s current PowerShield® SAE 30 Break-In Oil and Engine Assembly Lube/Oil Booster products. This proprietary technology contains unique high levels of zinc thiophosphates, in combination with Champion’s proprietary TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer), which extends oil film capacity for proper ring seating.

These multi-viscosity break-in oils also are formulated with polymer thickeners. This allows the use of a thinner viscosity base oil for easier cold starting and reduced friction. During break-in and heat cycles, as the oil heats up, the polymer thickener untangles and interacts with the base oil to allow the lubricant to behave like a more viscous oil at operating temperature.

Dispersants and other additives are put in the break-in motor oils to help keep the engine clean. Any wear particles generated by the piston rings, cylinder walls and other moving/sliding parts as the engine breaks in will be suspended and carried away by the oil to the oil filter.

Professional engine-builders that use Champion PowerShield® Break-In Motor Oil will experience the difference provided by numerous barriers of protection. These new products are field tested and suitable for use in all high performance and racing type engines that typically run an SAE 10w-40 or 20w-50 racing oil.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion Brands, LLC produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the automotive, racing, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Racing & Performance Lubricants contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 660-890-06231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

FOX TV PERSONALITY LARRY MCREYNOLDS TO BE PART OF PPB MOTORSPORTS 2018 RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA November 19, 2017 . . . Considered by many in the industry as one of the very best Crew Chiefs in the long history of NASCAR racing, Larry McReynolds will be appearing on Saturday, January 20th at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Racecar and Trade Show Presented by Sunoco and Fueled by Insinger Performance. McReynolds will be appearing at the Jeff Hammond Store display located at the front entrance to the show.

Now a popular FOX Sports personality McReynolds guided the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. to his only Daytona 500 victory back in 1998. His teams also finished in the Top 10 close to 50% of the races in which they competed. Included were 23 Cup victories with two Daytona 500 wins along with 21 poles.

Over the years Larry has worked with such standout Cup talents as Earnhardt, Sr., Davey Allison, and Ernie Irvan.

McReynolds will be able to share stories of his career accomplishments, answer questions from the audience and sign autographs.

With the 33rd edition of the popular race car and trade show set to take place January 19-21, 2018, less than two months away, there will be much happening in regards to show activities and the new website (www.motorsportstradeshow.com), designed for easy use will be jam packed with the latest information as the show dates come closer.

The show again takes place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA and all 250,000 square feet show display space will be filled with just about everything imaginable in motorsports including over 200 race cars of all kinds.

“Exhibitors are encouraged to share their show plans, specials, and announcements with us beforehand so we can build some buzz leading into the event,” said show promoter Len Sammons.

With the Tony Stewart announcement that the three time NASCAR Cup Series champion will be meeting with fans and signing autographs on January 20th (12 noon to 2 p.m.), and now McReynolds, interest is running high and will continue to grow during the weeks leading up to the show.

Many area speedways and sanctioning organizations will be exhibiting and will feature top drivers along with announcements regarding their 2018 season.

Exhibitors and those planning to be exhibitors have all the information they need on the new website to plan their participation.

"The show floor is more than 75% full,” said Sammons. “Companies looking to exhibit are encouraged to contact show manager Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 for available show space before it's too late."

Information is also available by emailing motorsports@aarn.com. "Like" Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MotorsportsTradeShow.

 

 

Rilat, Starks, Bergman and Scelzi Earn Feature Wins for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Nov. 16, 2017) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Travis Rilat, Trey Starks, Seth Bergman and Dominic Scelzi each recorded a feature victory last weekend.

Rilat picked up his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win since July 2013 on Thursday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Starks was victorious on Friday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the USCS Series. He also rallied from 14th to fifth place on Saturday at the track.

Bergman made a late-race pass to secure a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory at Cocopah Speedway on Saturday. It marked his sixth straight year earning a win with the series.

Scelzi captured the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion of the Tribute to Gary Patterson on Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif.

Other Team ILP competitors with a top five include:

Giovanni Scelzi placed fourth on Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series main event to end second in the championship standings.

Inside Line Promotions currently has openings to provide professional PR for drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. Here are the current PR specials:

· Purchase 10 Press Releases, Receive 1 FREE Press Release

· Purchase 25 Press Releases, Receive 3 FREE Press Releases

Inside Line Promotions also offers a yearly package that includes multiple free press releases.

To learn more information, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com or call 541-510-3663.

TEAM ILP WINS IN 2017 -

Derek Hagar - 9 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on March 4; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 29; Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on July 2; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 15; Double X Speedway in California, Mo., on July 23; Boyds Speedway in Ringgold, Ga., on Aug. 18; Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Ga., on Aug. 19 and Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on Oct. 21); Jack Dover - 8 (Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on May 6 and May 13; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 27 and Aug. 25; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 1 and June 3; Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on June 13 and Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on June 17); Kerry Madsen - 8 (Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Feb. 11; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 12, June 2 and Sept. 2; Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7 and July 8; Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on July 13 and Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Oct. 21); Sammy Swindell - 8 (Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark., on June 9; Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., on July 29; Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on Aug. 26; Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on Sept. 21 and Sept. 22; El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on Oct. 7 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Oct. 12 and Oct. 14); Zac Taylor - 7 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on May 13, Aug. 27 (twice) and Sept. 9 and I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on June 3, June 17 and July 15); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 6 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 22, June 17 and July 22; RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, on May 26; Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on June 3 and South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Aug. 19); Giovanni Scelzi - 5 (Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on May 5; Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on May 13; Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., on June 3; Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 10 and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Aug. 18); Chase Johnson - 4 (Lakeport Indoor Speedway in Lakeport, Calif., on Jan. 14, Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on June 9 and Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on June 17 and Cycleland Speedway in Oroville, Calif., on July 22); Seth Bergman - 3 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on May 6, Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on July 21 and Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Nov. 11); Zach Blurton - 3 (U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., on April 27; Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on July 28 and Rooks County Fairgrounds in Stockton, Kan., on Aug. 18); Caleb Helms - 3 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on March 24; Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, on March 25 and Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Sept. 3); Johnny Herrera - 3 (Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 18 and Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., on March 31 and April 1); Travis Rilat - 3 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20, BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on June 17 and Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Nov. 9); Dominic Scelzi - 3 (Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on June 24,, Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, on July 25 and Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on Nov. 11); Trey Starks - 3 (Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., on April 30, Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on July 7 and Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Nov. 10); Austen Wheatley - 3 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on March 31 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on May 20 and Sept. 3); Tommy Bryant - 2 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on March 25 and Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on Aug. 18); Marshall Skinner - 2 (Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on May 26 and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on May 31); Kevin Swindell Racing - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15 and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, on June 22); Josh Baughman - 1 (Double X Speedway in California, Mo., on July 9); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Aug. 25); Ryan Bowers - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on Sept. 9); Tony Bruce Jr. - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 30); Rob Chaney - 1 (Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on July 29); Dylan Cisney - 1 (Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on May 19); Zane Hendricks - 1 (Flint Creek Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on July 28); Alex Hill - 1 (Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada on May 19); Danny Lasoski - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 24); Zane Lawrence - 1 (Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas, on April 28); Anthony Miller - 1 (Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., on Feb. 18); Joshua Shipley - 1 (Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., on Sept. 16); and Channin Tankersley - 1 (Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, on June 16).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inside-Line-Promotions/151474394906077

 

 

New X-1 Race Car Chassis Makes Debut at Parts Peddler Show in Syracuse

Inside Line Promotions - LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (Nov. 16, 2017) - X-1 Race Cars is adding a new type of chassis to its lineup.

"There's a material out there called Docol R8, which I came across a few years ago and we just built our first chassis out of it," X-1 Race Cars Founder Ryan Linder said. "It's definitely worth working with so when Jason Barney approached me about building a couple cars out of it I jumped at the opportunity. We're going to do some testing with it this summer, but we think there are some definite safety aspects to it."

Linder is confident about the material after testing some chassis on a pull-down rig a couple of weeks ago. He will soon test the new chassis and compare it to the others.

"I think it's going to be a safer material and possibly get a little bit more life out of the chassis with it," he said. "It's basically an equivalent to Chrome Moly, but from a strength stand point it has a lot better heat properties in the welding areas."

Linder said that Chrome Moly will get brittle around the weld and that's where you start to see failures on chassis when they crash. The Docol R8 will deform a lot more before the material yields.

"The Docol R8 will bend and stretch a little bit more before it breaks," he said. "From the destructive tests I've seen with this material, it will definitely take more in the weld joints before it fails compared to the Chrome Moly."

Linder and his new X-1 Race Cars chassis will be at the Parts Peddler show in Syracuse, N.Y., Friday and Saturday. He has partnered with New York X-1 Race Car dealer Jason Barney and will have his chassis on display at the Speed 87 booth.

"We'll have the chassis on display and we'll be able to answer any questions," Linder said. "We'd love for people to come out and check out our new car."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.X1RaceCars.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/X-1-Race-cars-132228736836684

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ryan_Linder

X-1 RACE CARS -

X-1 Race Cars is a custom sprint car chassis business that was established in 2010 by sprint car racer and master fabricator Ryan Linder. The company is relocating in 2017 to the Northeast to better serve a hotbed of sprint car racing in Central Pennsylvania and New York.

 

 

ANNUAL SWEENEY RUSH SERIES AUTHORIZED ENGINE REBUILDER SEMINAR FOR 2017-2018 A GREAT SUCCESS; ATTENDEES FROM 5 STATES & CANADA

November 15, 2017

(By Mike Leone)

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance held its fourth annual Authorized Engine Rebuilder/Repair Facility Seminar on Saturday (November 11) at the Hampton Inn & Suites Grove City (PA). Attendance to this meeting was "mandated" for those facilities authorized to rebuild engines for the RUSH Late Models, Sprint Cars, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods, Pro Stocks, and Asphalt Series. Nineteen different engine facilities were represented as attendees came from five states plus three rebuilders from Ontario, Canada.

The seminar started at 11 a.m. and continued until nearly 5 p.m. with a break for lunch. Sweeney RUSH Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone organized the meeting; however, a panel led the seminar including RUSH Competition Director Travis Harry, Sweeney/Pace Performance Circle Track Director Don Blackshear, and authorized engine rebuilder Mike Ingram.

Gene Jones of Maxima Racing Oils once again was a guest special. Maxima has been the "Official Oil of the RUSH Racing Series" for the past three seasons plus presents the "Maximum Performance" Award at each dirt Late Model and Sportsman Modified Touring Series event.

General topics included the rebuilders hand guide, sealing process, along with the teching and teardown procedures focusing around the mandated GM 604 and 602 crate engines. Other topics of discussion included awareness of responsibilities of the authorized rebuilders to the Series and its racers, the utilization of networking amongst their rebuilder peers and Series officials, the importance of understanding and staying true to the GM Technical Manual, and specifics related to the engine protest and Series confiscation procedure.

"There is no question that that the integrity of any healthy crate racing series lies in its teching and rebuild programs," stated Emig. "With that said, it's our belief to mandate attendance for those that are authorized to rebuild or repair GM crate engines that will be competing throughout our region under the RUSH banner. This meeting is an intricate part of the RUSH system that has helps us to keep the competition level as strong as it is throughout the Series. We have to thank all of our Authorized Rebuilders for taking time out of their busy schedules to attend; many traveled several hundred miles each way to attend."

"We're all a team, from the racers to the Series officials, to the Authorized Rebuild/Repair Facilities," said RUSH competition director Travis Harry. "It's great that we can all gather in one location annually to review things to ensure that everyone stays on the same page. Some of the newer authorized rebuilders and one that's interested in becoming a rebuilder had the opportunity to interact with some of those that have been involved for several years in a much more relaxed environment than at the race track. It also gives all of us the opportunity to speak face-to-face with those we that we talk to throughout the year via phone, e-mail or brief encounters at the speedway."

Engine facilities represented included the following: 955 Automotive, Brougher's Machine Shop, C.Smith Machineshop, C.J. Rombold Engine, Cams Racing Engines, Conklin Racing Engines, Empson Automotive, Hendren Racing Engines, Ingram Engines, Jennerstown Engine Technologies, Luke's Auto Machine, Marty Brown Race Engines, Race 1, and Workman Automotive Machine.

Two other rebuilders were excused for health related issues, while one other had a prior commitment. These rebuilders will be versed and caught up to speed by the Series and at another rebuilder that was in attendance in order to be re-authorized.

The next event for the Sweeney RUSH Series will be the annual awards banquet and dinner on Saturday, January 20, held at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center in Edinburg, Pa. Ticket order forms will be available in December.

2017 RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Rocket Chassis, Landrum Performance Spring, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

2017 RUSH Sportsman Modified marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oil, Sherwood Racing Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

2017 RUSH Pro Mod and Pro Stock marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

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 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com.

 

 

2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic

The 2018 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic has received an amazing boost with South West Conveyancing today announced as the Naming Rights partner for the 46th running of the event.

South West Conveyancing, who replace Lucas Oil as the events Naming Rights Partners are no strangers to Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool having been major supporting sponsors of Max’s Race, a role they will again enjoy come December 16, for the past two seasons.

Owner Operator of South West Conveyancing Tania Jasper and husband Alistair McKean are Speedway tragics, aside from their support of Premier Speedway, they have also supported the likes of Tim Van Ginneken, Jack Bell, Luke Dillon and Matt Muir Motorsports to name but a few.

“We are extremely excited to have Tania and Alistair on board as the Naming Rights Partners of the 2018 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, which is already shaping as being another huge three-day feast of Sprintcar Racing”, Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.

“South West Conveyancing are proving to be a real leader within their industry and to have a home grown Warrnambool based business elect to support our major event, the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is something we are all very, very excited about”, Mills added.

“Tania and Alistair are more than just another sponsor, they are already an integral part of the Premier Speedway family and we look forward with working with them to make the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic a success as well as hopefully introducing some prospective partners with an eye on 2019 and beyond”, Mills concluded.

South West Conveyancing’s Owner-Operator Tania Jasper was equally excited about the opportunity to be a part of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

“Alistair and I have a passion for motorsport and in-particular Sprintcar Racing, so the opportunity to offer some support to Australia’s biggest and best Sprintcar event, right here in our home town was simply too good to refuse”, Tania said.

“The Premier Speedway Club have enjoyed some great support from Lucas Oil and in-particular Jeff Pahlke, which obviously helped the Club grow the event from two-nights to a three-night event, so to be able to come on board now and continue to help the Classic grow again in 2018 is something all of us at South West Conveyancing are very proud of”, Tania concluded.

Tania’s passion for motorsport is something that is mirrored in the day-to-day business dealing of South West Conveyancing.

With offices not only in Warrnambool but also Portland and the Melbourne CBD, coupled with more than 30 years of industry experience, Tania and her team are passionate about delivering a satisfying and hassle-free Conveyancing experience.

Whether it be assisting with the purchase or selling of residential property from rural to inner city apartments, first home owner grant applications, general law conversions or stamp duty concessions, Tania and the South West Conveyancing team are the experts in the conveyancing world!

All services are provided in the same straight forward and uncomplicated manner to assist you, the client, allowing you to fully understand your obligations with-regard to any property transaction.

With the advent of Electronic conveyancing coming into effect at a fast rate, South West Conveyancing have continually led the way this year, not just in Victoria ,but nationally, continually in the top 5 electronic settlement transactors in Australia out of over 5000 Conveyancing and Legal firms. They have completed more electronic settlements in Victoria to date than any other firm in Victoria this year.

South West Conveyancing is located right here in Warrnambool at 92C Liebig Street, with offices also conveniently located in Melbourne, Level 27 Rialto Tower South at 525 Collins Street and also at 1c/111 Bentinck Street, Portland.

For all your Conveyancing needs and enquiries why not contact Tania today on (03) 5561 7223.

The 2018 46th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

ROUND UP: Weikert's Livestock Inc. Joins CJB Motorsports for 2018 Outlaw Season Legendary Pennsylvania based company joins car #5 and driver David Gravel

CARLISLE, PA. - November 15, 2017 - Sprint car racing is drenched in tradition. On any given weekend, fans and competitors alike can recall famous drivers, crewman, owners and partners. In the racing hotbed of Central Pennsylvania, the logo of Weikert's Livestock Inc. conjures up memories of legends.

That tradition will continue in 2018 as the company will join CJB Motorsports and driver David Gravel as they pursue a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series title.

"We are extremely honored to welcome Todd Weikert and Weikert's Livestock to the CJB family," said Chad & Jenn Clemens, owners of the CJB Motorsports #5. "Being from Pennsylvania, we've seen many legends behind the wheel of Weikert sponsored machines. Guys like Doug Wolfgang, Kenny Jacobs, Jac Haundenschild and many more all have carried this famous name. It is an honor that we get to be a part of that legacy now. We really do believe that we can be a valuable asset as they look to build their business across the nation. Racing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series allows any organization to be in more media markets than any other form of motorsports. We're seeing more and more businesses that are recognizing the value of this series and, in particular, what this team can do for their bottom line."

The 2018 regular paint scheme for CJB Motorsports.

For his part, Weikert's Livestock Inc. President and CEO, Todd Weikert, saw similar opportunities evolve over the course of the 2017 season after meeting Clemens during the DIRTcar Nationals in February 2017.

"First off, we are all big sprint car fans here," mentioned Weikert. "David Gravel is a driver that my dad, Bob, probably would have had to have, based on his demeanor and his driving style. Dad loved hard charging racers that drive smart and didn't take the back seat to anyone. It's also nice to be back on a team with Barry & Natalie Jackson. I have the utmost respect for those two and have worked with them in the past and loved it. Chad has also been very nice and pleasure to get to know. We're cattle brokers and about 50% of our business takes place in Illinois to Kansas. Being a part of the CJB team allows us to get our name out there into those markets to hopefully enhance our business. We're hoping that potential customers see our name at the races and that sparks up the idea to do some business together. Overall though, I'm just extremely excited about this deal and 2018. I'm really looking forward to it."

Everyone at CJB Motorsports would like to welcome Weikert's Livestock to the team and we look forward to continued success in 2018, both on and off the track.



Click above to watch the 2017 season recap for CJB Motorsports.

Check out the latest David Gravel themed gear and get it shipped to your front door!

2017 FINAL STATS:

Events: 86

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 20

Top-5's: 47

Top-10's: 72

Heat Race Wins: 23

Dash Wins: 9

Average Time Trial: 6.8

Average A-main finish: 6.4

Total Laps Led: 421

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Points Standings: 3rd

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:
For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com.

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB:
CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for David Gravel's apparel.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS:
CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver David Gravel. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy, J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, All Star Performance, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, Arctic Cat, ATL Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

The river runs to Moama.

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is at Heartland Raceway, Moama this Saturday night for RD2 of the JSR King of the Rivers. “So far we have crossed the Murray river at Mildura and this weekend at Echuca. Both towns are picturesque and special and we love visiting them. Especially when we have the chance to throw in a race meeting” Searle tells us. The River Run is over the first 4 shows which are all based along the Murray & Ovens Rivers and has $2000 to win purse.

Even though defending Series Champ Chris Solomon V83 machine was on the podium at RD1 he will be looking for another strong finish with vital points going towards the both the Series and the river run. V7 Paul Solomon driving for Ken & Benisa Hutchins always has good results at the big Heartland track and after a strong start to the Series picking up the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award at Mildura will be one to watch on the night.

South Aussie’s making the long haul to Moama are Trigga Gates SA5, SA69 Cody Atkins, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, SA77 Dan Evans & SA33 Mark Caruso. Gates loves the big Heartland track and is keen to do well after struggling with engine gremlins at Mildura. Young Gun member this season is Jack Gartner in the SA16, this is Gartner’s 3rdd season in Sprintcars. Ben Gartner’s SA32 is another youngster who has locked in the series after running selected shows last season. Ben is a cousin to Jack and both teams travel out of Penola SA. Rusty Hickman’s V40 J&J is making a return to the Series after competing in the Northern Territory during the off season as running several 410 events. The young charger will be keen to kick of his return to 360’s on a high note. Farrer, Lock, Wren, Tancredi, Corey Lincoln, Campbell will be also trying to secure points for the King of the Rivers and the $2000 purse going along with it.

With the usual All Star giveaways, posters, driver autograph signing it will be lots a family fun. On track action starts from 5.30pm. November 18th Heartland Raceway, Moama.

Thanks to Signarama Signs Melrose Park SA for the freshly wrapped All Star Pace Car

 

 

Saturday ‘Super Sales’ Underway on Oswego Speedway Merchandise

OSWEGO, NY (November 15, 2017) - With the holiday season just about here, Oswego Speedway is offering fans a ‘Super Sale’ on 2017 merchandise which can serve as the perfect Christmas gift for a friend or loved one.

Most Monday mornings throughout the offseason, the speedway will announce the sale of a particular item on social media. This sale will be one time, one week only, as an effort to help peak interest in remaining speedway merchandise.

“Almost every week we will reveal a new item for sale on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. These items will see largely significant discounts,” said speedway PR director Camden Proud. “Hopefully we can use this new incentive as a way to help provide the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family who enjoy the racing at Oswego Speedway.”

Sales may be available on items including but not limited to; speedway t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, Hall of Fame Legends shirts, and much more. The initial ‘Super Sale,’ announced today, will be on the speedway’s ‘Home of Champions’ series t-shirt, which can be purchased for $5 through Saturday, November 18, only.

The ‘Home of Champions’ t-shirt, or any item posted on speedway social media as part of the track’s upcoming sales may be pre-ordered by emailing Jenn Reebel at jreebel@oswegospeedway.com. Same day shipping will also be offered for an extra charge. Any pre-ordered items can be picked up on Saturdays from 10am-2pm. Note that these hours and sales exclude holidays.

Be on the lookout for future sales in the coming days by visiting Oswego Speedway online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

The full 2018 schedule for Oswego Speedway has been announced with its annual open practice session set to be held on Saturday, May 19 before a Memorial Day Weekend spectacular officially kicks off the season one week later on Saturday, May 26. About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of

 

 

Queenslanders Aiming Big At The 2018 Classic

A pair of Queenslanders with decidedly different levels of experience are the latest drivers to nominate for the 2018 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

Evergreen hard charger Brent Kratzmann will make the journey south from his Queensland base to take in the Classic before heading slightly west for the Australian Sprintcar Championship at Mt. Gambier’s Borderline Speedway.

Kratzmann will pilot the Q2 entry with the support of B.K Trading Australia, Vortex Express, BHR Fabrication and Dryden Signs.

Having not contested the 2017 version of the Classic, Kratzmann will be looking to put his name up in lights for all the right reasons come January 19-21.

Joining the experienced Kratzmann in the field will be a 19 year-old by the name of Lachlan McHugh.

McHugh impressed many with his strong performances on the countries biggest stages during the 2016-17 season, with many good judges referencing his ability to the equal of a young James McFadden!

Those wraps were backed up by an 11th place finish in the 2017 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, which came on the back of an 11th place finish on his Friday night qualifying feature event as well.

For 2018, the World Series Sprintcars contracted McHugh will be aiming to repeat and better those results for his supporters Ian Boettcher Race Parts, Castrol Edge, Global Lubricants, Right Price Auto parts and Sedl Contractors.

The 2018 46th edition of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2018 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Vander Weerd’s Oval Nationals Ends On A Sour Note

PETERSEN MEDIA- Putting together a strong Oval Nationals against the USAC National Sprint Car Series, Saturday night’s feature event would be hard on the Visalia, CA as he would see contact with end his night early as he was credited with a 26th place finish.

“We did some good things over the weekend, but Saturday night when it counted I got into the wall and stayed out hoping for a red, but it didn’t work out and I ended up pulling off,” Richard Vander Weerd said.

Kicking the famed event off on Thursday night, Vander Weerd would get off to a nice start as he timed the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Mid-Valley Pipe backed No. 10 machine in seventh quickest in qualifying time trials.

On a narrow surface for heat race action, Vander Weerd would be one of the many top qualifiers to fail to transfer to the feature event and would find himself in the ‘B’ Main.

In a very challenging semi, Vander Weerd would hold his own, and flex his muscle a little as his third place finish moved him into the Thursday night feature event. Lining up in the fifth row, the track would prove to be a bit challenging to go forward, and Vander Weerd would take home a 12th place finish.

Admittedly not turning in two great laps in time trials on Friday night, Vander Weerd would get off to a sluggish start as he timed in 20th quickest. Finishing third in his heat race, Vander Weerd would avoid the semi on this night as he moved into the feature event where he took the green flag from the 16th starting position.

Friday night’s track surface would see much of the field rum the high scary side on a curb that ate up some cars. Able to make clean laps, Vander Weerd would pick up a few spots to attrition and would find himself up inside the Top-10. Getting better as the race clicked off laps, Vander Weerd would bring home his best finish of the weekend as he was able to charged from 16th to seventh.

The final night of the Oval Nationals saw Vander Weerd time in 11th quickest in time trials, and race his way to a heat race win to solidify his position in the Oval Nationals feature event.

Lining up ninth in the finale, Vander Weerd would make it a couple of laps before his machine biked and caused him to make hard contact with the wall. Causing extensive damage to the right front and right rear corners of his car, Vander Weerd would stay out for a few laps hoping for a red flag, but the opportunity never came up and he eventually pulled off and went to the pit area.

“It was a bummer way to end our season, but we have a lot to look forward to this winter,” Vander Weerd said. “I am looking forward to my wedding here in a few weeks, and looking forward to working towards 2018.”

Richard and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-27, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-16.

ON TAP: Richard Vander Weerd has wrapped up his 2017 season.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Vander Weerd Racing by ‘Liking’ them on facebook at www.facebook.com/VanderWeerdRacing.

 

 

White Becomes Only Third Woman to Run Full Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 15, 2017) - Harli White recently became only the third woman to complete a full season on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It means a lot that I could finish the tour and not have too many complications throughout the year," she said. "You have to forget about the hard times and keep going. It feels good to accomplish something as big as running the full national tour. I feel blessed to have the support of sponsors, fans, family and everyone who helped us."

White improved throughout the final tripleheader of the season last weekend at Cocopah Speedway, where the action began on Thursday with White placing sixth in a heat race, seventh in a qualifier and third in a B Main to transfer into the back of the main event. She then charged from 22 nd to a 12th-place finish, which was tied for the most cars passed.

"I think we got faster as the night progressed and I got more comfortable," she said. "We were able to race hard and race toward the front. You always hope to do better, but passing cars is where it begins."

White returned to the oval on Friday for Round 2, which she began by maneuvering from sixth to fourth place in a heat race. She then placed seventh in a qualifier before dominating a B Main by winning by more than 10 seconds. White continued that speed in the A Main as she powered from 17 th to 11th, which was the second-most cars passed.

"It was the same situation on Thursday and Friday," she said. "We started at the back of a heat and didn't get many passing points in that or the qualifier so we had to go to a B Main. As the track widened out throughout the night we were able to make moves and move forward."

Saturday's finale opened with White winning a last chance qualifier, which locked her into the ninth starting position for the $5,000-to-win main event.

"Overall, it was a good end to the year," she said. "We went forward all weekend long and didn't tear up anything. On Saturday we got to focus on the track better than on Thursday and Friday and we got the car in position to be as fast as we could be. We did get faster all weekend. Every time we were on the track we got quicker and that's something we can build on."

White closed the night with an eighth-place finish, which marked her seventh top 10 of the season with the series.

She finished ninth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings and second in the Rookie of the Year chase.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 6 (7); Qualifier: 7 (7); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 12 (22).

Nov. 10 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 4 (6); Qualifier: 7 (3); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 11 (17).

Nov. 11 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - LCQ: 1 (2); Feature: 8 (9).

SEASON STATS -

65 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 14 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 43 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL -

White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at http://www.harliwhiteracing.net/shopping/ .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc.

Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., is an oilfield truck hauling business located in Lindsay, Okla.

"Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., which is owned by my dad, has been going for 20-plus years," Harli White said. "My dad works very hard. He is my main sponsor so I can't thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., enough for the enormous support."

White would also like to thank The Mower Shop, The Body Works, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Mesilla Valley Transportation, Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., Nattress Construction, C.R.A.S.H. Enterprises, Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

J&J AUTO RACING HAS BOTH COASTS COVERED

 Hafertepe, Jr., Thomas Lock Up Titles, Starks Wins In Florida

McKENZIE, Tenn. (November 15, 2017) – J&J Auto Racing teams added two Sprint Car titles to it’s 2017 records and a win in Florida to wrap up another busy weekend of racing in the United States.

Sam Hafertepe, Jr., locked up the 2017 American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) National Series championship at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, AZ, to put a cherry on the top of a stellar racing season. Hafertepe, Jr., has won 16 feature events across the country in J&J Auto Racing entries to wrap-up his second straight ASCS Series triumph.

Michael Thomas took home the hardware in the 358ci Winged Sprint Car division at Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway to end a solid season in an always tough Pennsylvania racing environment.

Trey Starks drove to victory lane at Bubba Raceway Park (BRP) in Ocala, FL, on November 11 to pick-up his third win the season behind the wheel of a J&J Auto Racing machine this season. Starks held off a stout field of United Sprint Car Series (USCS) entries to take the checkered flag. Morgan Turpen followed Starks to the line at BRP as she crossed the finish line in third position.

For a complete summary of current J&J Auto Racing team victories please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

11/10/17 Trey Starks Bubba Raceway Park/FL USCS

11/11/17 Michael Thomas Selinsgrove Speedway/PA 358ci Division Champion

11/11/17 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Cocopah Speedway/AZ ASCS National Series Champion

To see a complete list of J&J Auto Racing race winners to-date, visit http://jandjautoracing.com/About/?Page=Winners

On a note of sadness, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Richard Gabor. A long-time and loyal J&J Auto Racing customer, Gabor owned Eagle Jet International in Miami, FL. Near and dear to our hearts, Gabor was also the car owner and friend of Keith Butler.

In honor of his back-to-back ASCS National Championship, Hafertepe, Jr., was selected as the winner of the October #WinWithJ&J Twitter photo contest this week, as J&J Auto Racing selected his tagged photo from the collection. Earlier this season, J&J Auto Racing announced a Twitter contest open to both race teams competing under the brand’s banner as well as the public. For a chance to win a free J&J Auto Racing T-shirt, entrants must follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and post an appropriate racing-related image with J&J Auto Racing’s Twitter account tagged and using the hashtag #WinWithJ&J within the post.

A winner from tagged photos will be selected monthly and announced via J&J Auto Racing’s social media pages. All those submitting photos agree to allow J&J Auto Racing usage rights with photo credit. The contest will run through December 31, 2017. Monthly winners will be selected the last day of each month and announced accordingly.

 

 

NEW LAFLER CAR ENERGIZES ERICK RUDOLPH’S INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES ASPIRATIONS; THREE TIME PAST SERIES CHAMP TO CONTEND FOR ALLENTOWN, ATLANTIC CITY AND ALBANY VICTORIES

ALLENTOWN, PA November 15, 2017 . . . Erick Rudolph’s standard-setting winning ways on the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels races are a matter of fact.

The Ransomville, N.Y., driver is an eight time A-Main winner and three time Indoor Racing Series champion. Rudolph was a close second to Ryan Flores in last year’s title chase after winning the series finale in Atlantic City, N.J.

Heading into the 2018 Indoor Auto Racing Series events Rudolph will be coming off a career best outdoor season on dirt that produced 17 wins and the BRP big-block Modified Tour championship.

But there’s more: Rudolph, who has won all of his indoor races and titles driving cars designed and built by Ransomville neighbor Mark Lafler, will be charging through the field in an all new chassis this season.

Rudolph’s on-track TQ Midget indoor heroics are legendary.

“It’s not easy driving these things,” Rudolph said after winning his most recent Indoor Auto Racing Series championship in 2016. He makes it look that way, however, with a smooth driving style that always finds him near the front at the end.

The 2018 Indoor Auto Racing Series opens at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA., for the Ironton Telephone sponsored events on Friday and Saturday, January 5 and 6. Each night offers a complete show for the headline TQ Midgets.

The Ironton Telephone Allentown event schedule calls for racing to start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday with the Champ Karts as part of the program and 7 p.m. on Saturday with the Slingshots joining the TQ Midgets.

The NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing Weekend follows in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on January 26 and 27. And the first ever Indoor Series race event in New York State, set for February 9-10, 2018 in the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y.

Though many would consider Rudolph to be a favorite, as many as 60 competitors have decidedly different ideas.

Two Connecticut champion drivers Keith Rocco, and Ryan Preece are in the field. Rocco has entered for the first time in a car formerly driven by Preece. Preece in turn, is driving the car formerly driven by the late Ted Christopher.

New Jersey native Ryan Flores of Mooresville, N.C., will be racing the same No. 15 Lafler he drove to two wins and the championship last year.

Also expected to be a contender for victories and the championship is Jimmy Blewett of Howell, N.J., recently crowned Wall Stadium 2017 Modified champion.

Driving a TQ Midget on the Indoor Series is a perfect off-season workout for the drivers. The TQs are open wheel race cars, specifically adapted for racing in the tight indoor speedway confines.

Powered by a 750cc motorcycle engine, the car and driver weigh only 825 pounds allowing them to ignite to speeds up to 75 mph. The unbelievable racing, with lap times under eight seconds, has produced huge fan attendance.

These are not cookie cutter race cars held in a box by a large rule book. The suspension and car design are open to the team, making it a throwback style of racing.

For choice Allentown tickets, contact the PPL Center Box Office by phone at 610-347-TIXX (8499), online at pplcenter.com. The 2016 event was a sell-out.

The series moves next to the NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing Weekend in Atlantic City. For tickets, contact Ticketmaster, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, or the Area Auto Racing News office at 609-888-3618.

The finale will be a first annual event in New York State, on February 9-10, 2018 in the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y. For choice tickets, contact the Times Union Center Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, or visit online at ticketmaster.com.

Further information is available at indoorautoracing.com, email to motorsports@aarn.com or by calling 609-888-3618.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MICHIGAN (November 14, 2017) – The curtain came down on the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP 2017 season with the 38th Annual Awards Banquet at the Holiday Inn Battle Creek (MI) Saturday night with the last of the season’s $76,535 points money and awards handed out.

The top 12 drivers in season points were led by Steve Irwin, now a two-time SOD champion.  Irwin’s share of 2017 points money and awards was $7,609.  Irwin and wife/car owner Adrianna looked ready for to appear at a celebrity awards show in their vintage 50s-style attire.

2017 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Championship final points

 

Driver

Total

Trophy sponsor

1

Steve Irwin

1899

Hartford Speedway

2

Thomas Schinderle

1826

Noisee1 Motorsports

3

Gregg Dalman

1770

Crystal Motor Speedway

4

Chris Jones

1426

The Perfit Corporation

5

Ryan Ruhl

1409

Roger & Pat Holzinger

6

Jay Steinebach

1385

Lane Automotive

7

Robert Bulloch

1366

Ruiz Tree & Landscape Services

8

Andrew Scheid

1342

Merritt Speedway

9

Andy Chehowski

1342

Pell’s Tire Service

10

Mark Aldrich

1132

Engine Pro

11

Joe Swanson

1114

John & Kathie Naida

12

Tony Bures

1106

Butler Speedway

Championship points awards

Allstar Performance products compliments of Sprints On Dirt:
 
 
Aluminum radiator
 
Front axle
Knee guard
 
Wing tree
 
Aero tank cover
 
Heating pad
 
Front bumper
 
Rock screen
 
Gear totes (10)
 
Tool tray
 
Top wing cap
 
Drain pan
 
Pitman arm
 
Water temperature gauge
 
Oil pressure gauge
 
Mud scrapers
 
Drag link tether

Distributed among top 12 in championship points

Allstar Performance crew gloves compliments of Sprints On Dirt

Each driver

ATL Racing Fuel Cells product certificate

Ryan Ruhl

Driven Racing Oil Extreme Pressure Grease

Joe Swanson, Tony Bures

Hepfner Racing Products product certificate

Jay Steinebach

Hoosier Racing Tire SOD tire set

Steve Irwin

J & J Auto Racing product certificates

Ryan Ruhl, Tony Bures

Keizer Aluminum Wheels product certificates

Robert Bulloch, Joe Swanson

Maxim Racing product certificates

Gregg Dalman, Chris Jones, Andrew Scheid, Andy Chehowski, Mark Aldrich

Racing Optics tear off sleeve

Andrew Scheid

RockAuto.com product certificates

Mark Aldrich, Tony Bures

Rod End Supply product certificates

Steve Irwin, Thomas Schinderle, Chris Jones, Robert Bulloch, Andrew Scheid, Andy Chehowski, Tony Bures

Schoenfeld Headers

Gregg Dalman, Joe Swanson

Simpson driver gloves

Andrew Scheid, Andy Chehowski

Walker Performance sprint car filter system certificates

Steve Irwin (100%), Thomas Schinderle (50%), Chris Jones (20%)

Walker Performance filter cleaning kits

Steve Irwin, Thomas Schinderle, Chris Jones

 

 

Hoosier Racing Tire jackets

Steve Irwin, Thomas Schinderle, Gregg Dalman

 

 

Allstar Performance mud scrapers compliments of Sprints On Dirt

Driver draw

Driven Racing Oil Brake Cleaner

Driver draw

Driven Racing Oil Extreme Pressure Grease

Driver draw

Driven Racing Oil Foaming Degreaser

Driver draw


2017 Sprints On Dirt mini-series final standings
    The MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge

1

Steve Irwin

2

Thomas Schinderle

3

Gregg Dalman

4

Chris Jones

5

Robert Bulloch

   
    The King Engine Bearings King of Michigan

1

Chad Blonde

2

Steve Irwin

3

Gregg Dalman

4

Thomas Schinderle

5

Ryan Ruhl


    The Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash

1

Thomas Schinderle

2

Joe Swanson

3

Chad Blonde

4

Jay Steinebach

5

Steve Irwin

2017 Performance Leaders

Most Lane Aurtomotive/MSD Ignition Fast Masters

Ryan Ruhl

6

Most Engler Machine & Tool heat race wins

Gregg Dalman

Ryan Ruhl

3

Most COMP Cams heat race wins

Ryan Ruhl

3

Most RockAuto.com heat race wins

Steve Irwin

3

Most feature wins

Chad Blonde

5

Season Achievement Awards

Sprint Car Rookie of the Year

Andrew Scheid

Noizee1 Motorsports

Series Rookie of the Year

Thomas Schinderle

Noizee1 Motorsports

Crew Chief of the Year

Lisa Lukowski

XYZ Machining

Sportsman of the Year

Robert Bulloch

XYZ Machining

Special Recognition Awards

Engine Pro

Series title sponsor

ARP

Series title sponsor

Hoosier Racing Tire

Series tire provider

Roger & Pat Holzinger

13 years as SOD officials

Appreciation Awards

Alexis Adgate

Banquet awards presenter

XYZ Maching, Inc.

Awards sponsorships

Noizee 1 Motorsports

Awards sponsorships

Dan McCarron

Promotional representative

Motor City Racing Promotions

Race officiating personnel

Jim Coffey & Son Plumbing & Heating

Race sponsorships

Thank you Kathie Naida, Scott Menlen, Julie Beebe, Tim Beebe, Audra Hart, and Pat Holzinger for banquet preparation and services.  Thank you to Jim DeHamer, DenHamer Photo, for his photo documentation of the banquet activities.  All photos are online at www.denhamerphoto.smugmug.com.

For more information about Engine Pro go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  All Sprints on Dirt information can be found at www.sprintsondirt.com.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP expresses its sincere thank you to our 2017 season sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Season Sportsman & Crew Chief Sponsor), Jim Coffey & Son Plumbing & Heating.  In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

 

Brock Zearfoss will officially be crowned Port Royal Speedway champion on Saturday

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PORT ROYAL, PA (November 14, 2017) - Ending his 2017 campaign with five victories at the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will officially be crowned Port Royal Speedway Track Champion during the season-ending banquet on Saturday, November 18. The title, a first-ever for the Jonestown native, was solidified during Tuscarora 50 weekend by a mere-five markers, placing Zearfoss on a list that includes Keith Kauffman, Lance Dewease, Todd Shaffer, and Larry “Smokey” Snellbaker.

“We’ve been waiting for this since the beginning of the season,” Brock Zearfoss explained, who drove his familiar Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose's LZ Bar & Grill/Meckley’s Limestone/Central Builders Supply Co./Berkebile Oil Company/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/No. 3Z to a track title. “It was important to us to earn a track championship at one point or another. Now that we have that under our belts, we can aim a little bit higher and attempt to earn some bigger things.”

Brock Zearfoss Racing will announce their upcoming schedule sometime during the next few weeks. The team will attempt to travel as often as possible in 2018, hitting and missing regional headliners alongside the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, as well as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

On a special note, Brock Zearfoss/Port Royal Speedway track championship apparel is now available. Please visit Brock Zearfoss Racing on Facebook to learn more.

2016 Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished second in final Port Royal Speedway 410 sprint car track championship.

2017 Highlights: Started year with back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on March 24-25. Finished fourth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, April 9. Earned first victory of 2017 at Port Royal on April 15. Charged from 13th to finish fifth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, May 7. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 13. Seventh during Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 27. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 3. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Earned pair of top-ten finishes on June 16-17 at Selinsgrove Speedway (second) and Port Royal Speedway (eighth). Finished fifth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 24. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway Park and Williams Grove Speedway during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek. Finished eighth during weekly action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 15. Finished third at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, July 16, during BAPS Paint Night. Earned first ever World of Outlaws victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 21. Hard charged from 21st to 10th during Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedway on July 29. Earned third victory of the season, second at Port Royal, at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 5. Finished fifth at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals. Earned third Port Royal Speedway victory of season on Saturday, August 19. Finished fifth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, August 20. Earned a third place finish at Williams Grove Speedway on August 25, followed by a victory at Port Royal Speedway on August 26; fifth victory of the season/fourth at Port Royal. Earned victory during the Williams Grove Speedway Billy Kimmel Memorial. Finished second during Labor Day Classic at Port Royal Speedway. Finished third during 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. Finished second against the Arctic Cat All Stars at Selinsgrove Speedway on September 16. Finished fourth during Thursday Night Thunder at Susquehanna Speedway on September 21. Finished ninth during Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, September 30. Finished second during the “Run What You Brung” program at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, October 6. Earned seventh win of the season during Port Royal Speedway’s finale, Open Wheel Madness. Rallied from ninth to finish fourth during Susquehanna Speedway’s Final Showdown. Ended 2017 season with a pair of WoO main event starts at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (NC).

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway)

2017 Wins: 7 (Port Royal Speedway x5 including Open Wheel Madness)(Williams Grove Speedway - World of Outlaws; Billy Kimmel Memorial). 2017 Port Royal Speedway Track Champion.

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline, Stouffer Equipment Company, H&N Landscaping, RV 4 Wheel Drive, Leahys Auto Body/Towing.

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / corini.anthony@yahoo.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

Dumesny’s Set to Vie for Vic Title Father-Son Honors

The field for this Saturday nights Victorian Sprintcar Title at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool has swelled to 50 entrants with both Matthew and Marcus Dumesny now attempting to add their names to the record books with thanks to event partner Go Traffic.

The original list of entrants included both Jamie Veal and Grant Anderson, whose fathers both secured Victorian Sprintcar Title wins during their illustrious careers, with Ken Veal winning the event in 1991, while Anderson’s father David recorded a hat-trick of wins from 1996 to 1998.

Now two young stars of the sport who carry one of the most famous Sprintcar pedigrees will aim to emulate their father Max Dumesny, who is the most crowned Victorian Champion with nine career wins in the event.

With a high-quality field of entrants for the 2017 Victorian Sprintcar Title this Saturday nights promises to be another high-class night of Speedway entertainment with the coveted Jack Willsher Cup also on offer in the Formula 500 division.

All drivers in the Victorian Sprintcar Title will be vying for the Graeme McCubbin Trophy which is named in honor of the highly respected two-time Victorian Champion.

Public gates will open at 4.00pm with cars on-track from 5.00pm.

Admission is: Adults $27.00; Concession $22.00 (Aged, Disability and VA only), Children 10-15 $10.00; Children 9 and Under are Free.

Sprintcar Entries: D2 Ben Atkinson NT2 Damian Throne S4 Lisa Walker T7 Tim Hutchins V8 Bobby Daly V9 Rod Matthews S13 Brock Hallett V14 Chris Rodda S14 Brendan Quinn S15 Aidan Hall V17 Dennis Jones VA18 Scott Reilly S19 Brad Keller S20 Glen Sutherland V22 Terry Rankin W25 Taylor Milling S27 Daniel Pestka V28 Andrew Hughes V32 Stephen Spark V35 Jamie Veal V36 Tim Van Ginneken V37 Grant Anderson V42 Jye O'Keeffe V45 Mike Van Bremen S45 Jake Tranter N47 Marcus Dumesny V47 Tim Rankin V48 Adam King V52 Darren Mollenoyux N57 Matthew Dumesny V58 Rhiannon Burleigh V59 Chris Heard V60 Jordyn Charge V61 Robert Nicholas S63 Ryan Jones V67 Luke Walker V68 Brett Milburn S71 Sam Putland S72 Chad Ely V72 Jacob Smith V73 Charles Hunter V75 Nigel Harding V77 Brayden Parr VA81 Rhys Baxter V81 Robbie Paton V88 David Murcott VA88 Grant Stansfield V90 Corey McCullagh W96 Aldo DePaoli V98 Peter Doukas

Formula 500 Entries:

A1 Liam Williams V2 Angus Hollis V4 Jack Bell V6 Mark Lincoln T7 Jock Goodyer G9 Steve Caunt V9 Jordan Rae V11 Jamie Waters V12 Ashlee Aranyosi V15 Leigh Van Ginneken V16 Michael Pearson V17 Phil Micallef V19 Marcus Gibbins Q21 Graham Williams V21 Lee Hardess V22 Dion Bellman V23 Jake Hose V28 Jason Loft V31 Chris Bellman V32 Matthew Turner SA33 Bradley Stell V33 Justin Bowen V36 Daniel Burleigh SA44 Steph Munn V48 Ryan O'Keefe V49 Josh Buckingham V52 Shane VanDuynhoven V58 Jarrod Bampfield V59 Dale Walsh SA64 Patrick Merrett V66 Kevin Freeman V68 Ben Clements V83 Adam Turner V96 Andrew Rae V97 Stewart Grant-Campbell

 

 

Bergman Bounces Back to Win Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Season Finale at Cocopah

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 14, 2017) - The streak is alive!

Seth Bergman captured a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour feature victory for the sixth straight season last Saturday during the season finale at Cocopah Speedway.

"It's a sigh of relief to get back to Victory Lane," he said. "That's our focus week in and week out and we hadn't been able to accomplish that goal all year so to get one during the final race of the season is huge. It helps us end 2017 on the right foot and spring boards us into 2018."

Bergman kicked off the three-race finale on Thursday by advancing from third to second place during a heat race. He then maneuvered from fourth to second place in a qualifier and ranked third in overall points to garner the third starting position for the 25-lap A Main.

"We ran third for a while before passing for second midway through the race," he said. "I felt like I was running Travis Rilat down for the lead, but traffic didn't go our way in the final laps and we ended up losing a spot."

Bergman placed third and returned to the track on Friday for Round 2. He finished second in a heat race after starting third and charged from fourth to win a qualifier. That earned him the pole position for the main event.

"We got a great start and took off to the lead," he said. "I went to the top in turn one, but Joey Saldana had a great start as well and his momentum on the bottom put him in front of us down the backstretch."

Bergman ran second the entire race and once points were calculated from the two preliminary nights he was on top of the charts. That gave him the pole for Saturday's $5,000-to-win main event.

"I knew getting the lead right away would be important and we were able to do that," he said. "I was setting a good pace, but with the competition around me I couldn't just ride. I had to be aggressive and that cost me. I tried to slide Justin Sanders to lap him and had to get on the brakes to avoid contact. That opened the door for Aaron Reutzel."

Bergman fell to second with approximately 10 laps remaining after the near miss in traffic, but he rebounded in the closing circuits and retook the lead with three laps remaining.

The victory also boosted Bergman into fifth place in the championship standings, which was his second-best points finish with the series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 2 (4); Feature: 3 (3).

Nov. 10 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 1 (4); Feature: 2 (1).

Nov. 11 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

69 races, 3 wins, 30 top fives, 45 top 10s, 56 top 15s, 63 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing

Based in Shawnee, Okla., Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing is a business within the oil industry.

"Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing builds anchors for oil wells and they are pretty much at the top of the industry quality-wise," Bergman said. "They take pride in being made in America and in building quality parts."

Bergman would also like to thank Corridor Electric, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Young Tools, Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Baughman Taking Lessons Learned in 2017 to Focus on 410 Competition in 2018

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Nov. 14, 2017) - This season was a transition year for Josh Baughman, who is focusing on 410ci winged sprint car competition in 2018.

"It's tough," he said. "I haven't been in a 410 very long. After getting comfortable in a 360 and now it's like starting over. It's like going from a 305 to a 360. You have to build your team up. Those were some of our headaches this year."

Exactly half of Baughman's 54 races this season were in the 410 ranks with a career-best result of eighth, which he recorded on April 30 at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Baughman also posted his career-best World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series result during a Knoxville Nationals preliminary night in which he rallied from 20th to a 12th-place finish.

"We had some positive moments, but we got beat up a bit this year," he said. "We'll learn a lot and get beat a lot next year, too. The main thing is to stay positive."

Baughman said his team intends to be based closer to the Northeast to tackle more All Star and World of Outlaws races. It will also give him the ability to make more trips to Central Pennsylvania and Ohio.

"Focusing on 410s is about being able to get out more and race different places," he said. "We enjoy racing over there. We enjoy the tracks and we enjoy the people."

Baughman's biggest 360ci winged sprint car highlight of this season came on July 9 at Double X Speedway in California, Mo., where he won an ASCS Warrior Region event.

"Any time you get a win, no matter where you're at the country, it's great," he said. "It's hard to get wins so you have to take them when you get them. It was something for our team to build on."

Baughman also posted podium finishes at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas; at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.; and at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

He said the team will compete in a handful of 360 shows in 2018.

SEASON STATS -

54 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 14 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 29 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his apparel trailer throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - PPG

PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, and fiber glass. The company was founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. For more information, visit http://www.PPG.com.

"We've done business with PPG for a few years and we're excited to have that partnership carry over to the race team," Baughman said. "We look forward to taking the PPG brand into Victory Lane."

Baughman would also like to thank Fischer Body Shop, Hollywood Blasting & Coating, Beard Equipment, Precision Catalyst, B&H Industrial Supplies, Bombshell Designs, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, HMS Motorsports, Schroth Racing, Indy Race Parts, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Engler Machine & Tool, Bosch, Car & Fleet, Kistler Racing Engines and Moss Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Shows Speed Throughout ASCS National Tour Season Finale at Cocopah

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 14, 2017) - Alex Hill was fast and gained experience as she closed out her racing season during the three-day Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour finale at Cocopah Speedway last weekend.

Hill got off to a solid start on Thursday when she achieved her goal of making the A Main out of the stout 36-car field.

"We finished second in our heat and fifth in our qualifier, which put us starting 13th in the A," she said. "Unfortunately, we missed the setup in the feature and dropped back to finish 20th."

Friday night also began well for Hill as she placed third in her heat, which lined her up third on the starting grid in a qualifier.

"I had a bad start in the qualifier and dropped back a bit," she said. "I was racing for fifth and made contact with another car, breaking my front end and putting us out of the race."

Hill's crew worked feverishly and was able to repair her car in time for the B Main, which she was slated to start fifth.

"My crew worked really hard and got the car fixed just in time for the B," she said. "But they didn't have time to change the setup from the heat race. The car didn't handle as well as it could have and I dropped back a bit and finished eighth. I was really happy that we were even able to start the race."

Saturday night saw Hill start third in a Last Chance Qualifier.

"I fell back and lost some spots on the start again," she said. "That's something I need to work on. I was racing for fourth most of the race until the guy I was racing with came down on me and we got together and I got sideways. I didn't spin out, but I lost a lot of momentum. I was catching back up to him, but ran out of time since it was only an eight-lap race."

A fifth-place finish relegated her to the B Main, in which she advanced from 11th to ninth place.

"We had a good car in the B," she said. "I lost some positions at the start again, but I was able to make them back up plus gain a couple more. Not passing that car in the qualifier was really big. If I had passed him, I would've started seventh in the B. That would have given me a good chance at making the A since they took the top six.

"Our goal was to make the A and we did that on the first night. I wish we could have qualified for it the other nights, but that didn't happen. We were fast most of the weekend and made some good laps. I'd say it was a good weekend overall."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 2 (2); Qualifier: 5 (3); Feature: 20 (13).

Nov. 10 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (3); Qualifier: DNF (3); B Main: 8 (5).

Nov. 11 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - LCQ: 5 (3); B Main: 9 (11).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 9 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BearPaw Gas and Convenience

BearPaw Gas and Convenience is a full-scale gas and tobacco convenience store. Founded in 1992, BearPaw now has two locations on the Six Nations Reserve after adding a second store last December.

"BearPaw is my dad's convenience store," Hill said. "It's also where I work and has been a major part of our race team."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, Tony Stewart Racing, Davis Fuels, Ackland Insurance, Creative Edge, Lettrage Pixel, Chalkstix, Slade Shock Technologies, Cool Chassis, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Gaerte/Topp Performance Race Products and Strodes for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Looking to Continue Winning Streak at Talladega Short Track

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 14, 2017) - Derek Hagar is scheduled to wrap up his sprint car season this Saturday at Talladega Short Track with the USCS Series.

Hagar enters the event needing a victory to extend his winning streak at the oval in Eastaboga, Ala., to three straight seasons.

"We have a good track record at Talladega so hopefully we can end our season in Victory Lane," he said.

Hagar placed fourth at the track earlier this season during a USCS Series Speedweek event.

"I remember we didn't have the car tight enough and that hurt us," he said. "We anticipated some rubber and it didn't lay down. We backed up to fifth or sixth and worked back up to fourth. Our car got better as the race went on, but it was too little too late."

Hagar has earned six wins with the USCS Series this season, which is tied for the second most.

Additionally, he has closed his season with a victory during two of the last three years.

"It's a huge boost going into the offseason to have won your final race," he said. "You have a good taste in your mouth all offseason long while preparing for the next year. It's everyone's goal to win the season finale, but only one person achieves that goal and gets to have that smile on his or her face throughout the offseason."

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 9 wins, 28 top fives, 33 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 38 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fragola Performance Systems

Housed in Southington, Conn., Fragola Performance Systems manufactures fittings, lines and hoses for the racing industry. For more information, visit http://www.FragolaPerformanceSystems.com .

"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, B&D Towing, J&J Auto Racing, Xtreme Race Graphics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Scores Victory and Charges to Top Five During Final Weekend of Season

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2017) - Trey Starks produced a pair of stout performances last weekend during a USCS Series doubleheader at Bubba Raceway Park.

Starks led the Gobrecht Motorsports team to its third win of the season on Friday during the opening round before charging from 14th to fifth to cap Saturday's finale.

"It was a very successful weekend and is a good way to end our 2017 season," Starks said. "We had a fast race car and we showed it. There were a lot of great drivers down there including Terry McCarl, Greg Wilson, Mark Smith and Danny Smith along with the regular top USCS drivers so for us to win and earn a top five during the two nights was an accomplishment."

The weekend began on Friday with Starks advancing from fourth to second place in a heat race. That put him in a good position in points going into the main event, which landed with the inversion lining Starks up on the pole.

"We caught a break with getting the pole position because the track was predominately around the bottom," he said. "We took advantage and got the lead right away. I knew I couldn't miss my marks and get off the bottom so I tried to be patient. Getting through traffic can be tricky when the track is like that, but everything worked in our favor."

Starks led the distance to score the triumph.

The team returned to the oval on Saturday and kicked off the season finale by finishing where they started - fourth - in a dash. Starks then advanced from sixth to fourth place in a heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the seventh row for the main event.

"There were a couple of early crashes we made our way through and then I just tried to pick my way through the field as best I could," he said. "We ended up working our way into the top five by the checkered flag, which was a good finish for the team and our season."

Starks maneuvered from 14th to fifth place to earn the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 10 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (1).

Nov. 11 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Dash: 4 (4); Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 5 (14).

SEASON STATS -

70 races, 3 wins, 16 top fives, 23 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 53 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .

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 .

"I've been working with J&J Auto Racing for several years and they build the best product around," Starks said.

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Champion Brands, Starks Timber Processing, Golf Cart Services, ServiceMaster Clean, Textron Off Road, Fibreworks Composites, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Kleffel's, Moose Blocks, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pancho's Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components and Security Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Austin Liggett Thankful For Opportunity To Compete at Oval Nationals with Phulps Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Austin Liggett had high hopes heading into the 2017 Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway. Having his best season to date, Liggett teamed with Phulps Motorsports for the weekend, but the end result wasn’t quite what either party had hoped for.

“I am extremely thankful to have had the opportunity to compete with Phulps entry at Oval Nationals,” Austin Liggett said. “It is tough to learn each other in a short period of time, and that translated into our results.”

Bother Thursday and Friday night saw the Tracy, CA driver time in poorly, but he was able to take advantage of prime starting positions in his heat race to make both preliminary night feature events.

Thursday night the 2017 Hunt Series Champion recorded a 20th place finish and Friday night he would score an 18th place finish after getting into the wall and bringing out a caution during the feature event.

Saturday night’s finale saw Liggett time the famed No. 56 machine in 12th quickest in qualifying time trials, but a fourth place finish in his heat would place him in the night’s B Main.

Unable to make the transfer through the semi, Liggett would be credited with a 10th place finish.

“Mike Phulps, Kerry Fasig, and Ryan Riley are a great group of guys to work with,” Liggett added. “It was a great opportunity, and I can’t thank them all enough for thinking of me.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Lucas Oil, Tool Technology, Infinity Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, Brian Sperry Racing, and Jarrett Soares Racing for their support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-39, Wins-11, Top 5’s-26, Top 10’s-32

ON TAP: Liggett is tentative on his next date, but is hoping to be in action during the Turkey Night Grand Prix.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Austin Liggett on Twitter by following along @AustinLiggett

 

 

Tanner Carrick Takes In Three Nights of Action with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking advantage of an open weekend in his busy USAC National Midget schedule, Tanner Carrick and his Tanner Carrick racing team would make the trip to Yuma, AZ and take on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour during their final event of the 2017 season at Cocopah Speedway.

“It was a good experience,” Carrick said. “It was the first time I have been able to run a winged car on a big track, and I feel like I learned a lot each night.”

The three-day event got underway on Thursday night with Carrick lining the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine up in the third row of his first heat race of the night.

With a loaded field of veterans on hand, Carrick would go to school over the weekend as he kicked things off with an eighth place finish in his heat race. Moving into a qualifier, the Lincoln, CA pilot would grid the field in the fifth and final row.

Continuing to acclimate to the large Cocopah Speedway, Carrick would finish ninth and move into the 12-lap ‘B’ Main where he would line up in the second row. Battling with the likes of Harli White and Lucas Wolfe, Carrick’s fifth place finish would bring his night to an end.

Back in action on Friday night, Carrick would line up in the fourth row of his heat race, and pick up a position as he finished sixth in heat race competition. Gridding the field from the fourth row of his qualifier, the youngster would battle Sprint Car veterans JJ Hickle and Logan Forler as a ninth place finish would place him in the third row of ‘B’ Main No. 2.

Battling with the likes of Cam Smith and Josh Shipley, Carrick would gain valuable laps as he would close his night with a ninth place finish.

The three-day event would come to a close on Saturday night with Carrick lining up in the third row of his last chance qualifier. Finishing fifth, the youngster would have one final shot at transferring into the feature event via the ‘B’ Main.

Lining up ninth in the semi, Carrick would go to work with Northwest drivers Cam Smith and Greg Hamilton as they jockeyed for position inside the Top-10. When the race concluded, Carrick would close his weekend out with an eighth place finish in the semi.

“I have to thank everyone who made it possible to get out to Arizona and run for three days,” Carrick said. “We had a couple of big midget races on the horizon now, and I am looking forward to getting back to work with the Keith Kunz Motorsports guys.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, and Timberworks Construction for their support.

ON TAP: Carrick will be in action at Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night with the USAC National Midget Series.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

World of Outlaws return to Lake Ozark Speedway in Missouri next season for first time since 2007

ELDON, Missouri — November 14, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to Lake Ozark Speedway in Missouri in 2018 on Friday, May 4, which marks the first time since 2007 that the series has visited the track. The event will be the third time overall that the Outlaws will compete at Lake Ozark Speedway.

The 2018 season will mark the second year that Tim Trimble has been the owner of Lake Ozark Speedway, which is a one-third-mile, located in Eldon, Mo. The track ran 360-winged sprint cars this past season and will be transitioning to a RaceSaver rules package for 2018.

“I remember the previous two World of Outlaws events here and the ‘Lake area’ really supported them,” said Trimble. “The folks in Central Missouri are really looking forward to the World of Outlaws coming back. The sprint car races we have on a weekly basis have a lot of side-by-side racing and the track really lends itself to good racing. We had a good first year owning the track and are really looking forward to everything 2018 has in store.”

A total of four drivers, who competed full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this past season, raced in that event in 2007 at Lake Ozark Speedway. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series champion was fifth, while now nine-time series titlist Donny Schatz ran sixth. Jason Sides and Jac Haudenschild also competed in that event.

Jason Johnson, who now calls Rocky Mount, Mo., home, which is about 10 miles from Lake Ozark Speedway, is a past winner at the third-mile in 360-sprint car competition. He won at the track for the first time in 2008 and visited victory lane again at Lake Ozark Speedway in 2009. Johnson, the 2016 Knoxville Nationals winner, also raced a 410-sprint car at Lake Ozark Speedway with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2004.

“The track is in a fantastic location and produces a lot of good racing,” said Johnson. “We actually moved to the ‘Lake area, because it’s a beautiful place to visit and a beautiful place to live and there is the race track. I think it’s comparable to Willamette Speedway in Oregon. It’s a reddish clay and is known for producing two significant grooves, one on the bottom and definitely a cushion on the top. It makes for a lot of fun racing.”

Craig Dollansky won the most recent World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Lake Ozark Speedway in 2007 over Tim Shaffer and Joey Saldana. Shaffer, who won a pair of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events this past season, was victorious in the inaugural Outlaws race at Lake Ozark Speedway in 2005.

The 2017 campaign was another historic one for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series as 20 drivers picked up wins. Leading the way was Schatz, who scored his ninth series championship and became the first driver in series history to win 20 or more A-Feature events in five consecutive seasons. David Gravel had a career-year, earning 18 A-Feature wins, which was second only to Schatz. Gravel finished third in points for the second consecutive year.

Brad Sweet was nearly as consistent as Schatz, picking up 72 top-10 finishes just two less than the champion, with 56 of those being top-fives. Sweet visited victory lane five times in 2017 en route to finishing a career-best second in points. Pittman ended up fourth in the standings, while picking up three wins, with Shane Stewart, who reached victory lane eight times, rounding out the top-five in points.

Johnson, who won four races finished sixth in points, followed by Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner Sheldon Haudenschild in seventh. Kraig Kinser, who had a win, was eighth in points, with Logan Schuchart who earned a career-high four victories ninth in the standings and rookie Brent Marks rounded out the top-10.

Information on tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Lake Ozark Speedway in Missouri on Friday, May 4 will be available soon at www.slspromotions.com.

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Brian Sperry Racing Wraps Up 2017 Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series pres. by C&H Veteran Enterprises Championship

PETERSEN MEDIA: The dominant car with the Hunt Magnetos Wingess Tour pres. by C&H Veteran Enterprises all season long, the Brian Sperry Racing No. 51 and Austin Liggett claimed the 2017 championship on Friday night in Stockton, CA at the series’ season finale.

Though Liggett was not in action due to the race being rescheduled, the body of work was good enough for the team to claim the series title on the strength of five series wins and 11 Top-Five finishes.

“I am really proud of what we accomplished in 2017 with Austin Liggett and Sean Becker,” Brian Sperry said. “Austin was extremely good night in and night out, and it was great to rack up the wins as the consistent finishes we did.”

With Liggett out last Saturday night, winged sharp shooter, Sean Becker made his second start of the year in the potent Brian Sperry No. 51 machine during the series’ season finale.

Earning quick time honors, Becker had a very strong hot rod in the feature event. Battling for the second position, Becker would be involved in a very hard wreck that still has him in the hospital recovering.

“I hate to see racecar drivers get hurt, and it’s even more unsettling when it happens in your own car,” Sperry added. “I hate it for Sean, and his entire family and I send him, Lisa, Allison, and Travis my well wishes that he bounces back quickly.”

“It was a tough deal on Friday night, but in the big picture it was a great season, and again, I have to thank Austin and Sean for strapping in for me, as well as all of the great people who supported us as well as the series.”

Brian Sperry Racing would like to thank C&H Veteran Enterprises, Excel Environmental Services, Benic Enterprise, Santomauro Racing Products, Jarrett Soares Racing, and Bailey Bros. Racing Engines for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-16, Wins-8, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-15

ON TAP: Brian Sperry Racing has concluded the 2017 season.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Austin Liggett on Twitter by following along @AustinLiggett

 

 

Forsberg Fills In For Becker at King of the West Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- After Sean Becker was involved in a hard crash on Friday night in Stockton, CA, Menne Motorsports made the call to have Andy Forsberg fill in for the King of the West finale, and Forsberg would be the first to tell you it didn’t go as hoped.

“First off I want to wish Sean Becker well, and hope he has a speedy recovery,” Andy Forsberg said. “Secondly, I want to thank the Menne family for the opportunity to fill in. It’s the second time I have driven in place of Sean this year, and it is crazy to me how different we like our cars.”

Timing the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch Hay, Inc. backed No. 75 in 13th quickest in qualifying time trials, the 2017 Civil War Series Champion was able to race his way into a dash spot by way of his third place finish in his heat race.

Finishing ninth in the Dash, the Auburn, CA driver was set to take the green flag for the 30-lap feature event from the fifth row. Running inside the Top-10 for the first handful of laps, Forsberg would lose the handle in turns three and four on lap nine.

After the mishap, Forsberg would opt to call it a night and return the Menne Motorsports machine to the trailer in one piece and allow the team the opportunity to get ready for 2018.

“I couldn’t believe I spun out like a total rookie,” Forsberg said. “I was hoping to put together a good run for the Shark and the Menne’s but the smartest thing I did was pull of early while the car was in one piece. Again, huge thanks to the Menne family, and again sending well wishes to the Becker family.”

Becker would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Cherry Street Mini Storage, Menne Ranch Hay Inc., Astro Titanium, Ponybracket.com, Hunt’s Race World, Molecule, Shaver Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, K&N, Pioneer Auto Body, and The Joie of Seating for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-38, Wins- 4, Top 5’s- 21, Top 10’s- 26

ON TAP: The Menne Motorsports team has concluded their 2017 season.

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

 

 

Kyle Offill Claim’s Garth E. Moore Insurance Services Rookie of the Year with the SCCT

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Kyle Offill capped his rookie season in a winged sprint car by finishing 12th with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and netting the Garth E. Moore Insurance Services Rookie of the Year away.

“We got off to a great start to the night, and things were going well until I biked pretty good at the start of the feature and lost a ton of track position,” Kyle Offill said. “Luckily Brad, Alex, and my Dad gave me a really good car and we were able to rebound.”

Timing in seventh overall with 41 cars in the pit area, Kyle Offill would race through his heat race and pick up a third place finish and transfer the Ochoco West/Boise Cascade/Reliable Lumber backed No. 2K machine directly into the final 35-lap feature event of the season.

Lining up 12th in the starting grid, the wicked fast Stockton Dirt Track would bite Offill a little as his machine would bicycle and it would result in him fall back to the tail end of the field.

Though frustrated with how things began to play out, Offill stayed poised inside the helmet and began working his way back forward. When the race’s first caution flew on the 16th lap, the Tracy, CA wheelman had already managed to work his way up to 14th in the running order.

Once the first caution flew, the pace of the race would change with a myriad of cautions hampering the final half of the season finale. Working into 13th, Offill would run there for much of the second half of the race until he was able to move in 12th on the 31st lap where he would go on to finish.

“I really have to thank Brad Goebel and Alex Johnson for all their hard work especially since we brought out a second car for Ryan Bernal,” Offill added. “I also need to thank Shane Maibes for all of his help, as well as all of our partners for their continued support. I am looking forward to this winter and getting ready for 2018 starting with the Chili Bowl in the RAYPRO owned car again.”

Team KO Racing would like to thank Ochoco West, Boise Cascade, Reliable Lumber, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, TMAC Motorsports, Offill Family Farms, Golden State Lumber, Inc., California TrusFrame, Lord & Sons, Inc., B&S Hacienda Auto Body, Country Builders Construction, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, HRP, Taco Bravo, and Bacchetti Hay Service for their support this year.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 34, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 7

ON TAP: Kyle Offill and Team KO Racing are set to end their season on November 4th in Stockton, CA as Offill looks to earn Rookie of the Year honors with the SCCT.

 

 

Early Contact Ends Cody Lamar’s 2017 Season Early

PETERSEN MEDIA- Strapping into the family owned No. 9L for one final time in 2017 on Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Cody Lamar would race his way into the Sprint Car Challenge Tour feature event, only to see early contact end his night early.

“It was kind of a bummer way to end our season,” Cody Lamar said. “We timed in well, and didn’t get out of our heat but we raced into the ‘A’ from the semi. We were making some good laps, but we had some help getting knocked off the back stretch and it ended our night early.”

With 41 cars checked into the pit area for the final SCCT event of the 2017 season, Lamar would time the A1 Septic/Joe Hunt Magnetos/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 9L machine in 11th quickest overall and fifth fastest in his qualifying group.

Battling for a transfer position in his heat race, Lamar would end up on the outside looking in as his seventh place finish would place him in the 15-lap ‘B’ Main event for one final attempt at qualifying for the feature event.

Leading laps early in the semi, Lamar would settle for a second place finish which was still good enough to move him into the final 35-lap feature event of the 2017 season.

Lining up 13th in the feature event, Lamar would slip back to 15th when the race came to life where he would run until contact with another driver would push him off the racing surface and ultimately bring his night to an early end.

“It is a little frustrating to end our season like that, but you always have good nights and bad nights in this deal,” Lamar added. “I have to thank everyone who helped us out all year long, and made all of this possible to do.”

Cody and his team would like to thank A1 Septic, Joe Hunt Magnetos, and NAAKE Suspension for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-30, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 4, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Cody’s 2017 season has concluded.

 

 

BRIAN “THE EDGE” MONTIETH, CENTRAL PA 410 SPRINT RACING SUPERSTAR, IS LATEST TRENTON EAST COAST MICRO DIRT NATIONALS DECEMBER 1-2 ENTRANT

TRENTON, NJ November 14, 2017 . . . Brian Montieth, affectionately known as ‘The Edge’ for his penchant of getting the most out of his Premier Auto Works No. 21 410 Sprint Cars, will be putting Indoor Auto Racing Series fans on the edges of their seats this December 1-2, 2017.

Montieth is the latest entry for the first East Coast Micro Dirt Nationals, coming up at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J.

The Phoenixville, Pa., native will be driving a wingless dirt 600cc Micro Sprint in the much anticipated race that is owned by Tom Fraschetta.

“It’s a new challenge for sure,” Montieth said. “I’ll be looking to find the fast way around the track like I do at Williams Grove and Lincoln.”

Montieth, 43, won two feature events and his sixth career Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint championship in the last ten years this season. He ended 2017 fifth in points at Williams Grove Speedway.

The veteran wheelman learned his racing skills in Quarter Midgets where he carved 500 notches in his victory belt. He was an eight-time Pennsylvania state champion and a national Quarter Midget champion.

Rich black clay has been ordered and the track crew is preparing to make it banked, smooth, tacky and fast. Race teams have responded with nearly 100 600cc Micro Sprints entered for top drivers from eight different states.

Though Montieth could well be classified as a pre-race favorite, he’ll be a rookie at the new venue as will everyone else.

Fellow Sprint Car driver Ryan Smith of Kunkletown, Pa., who finished second in Tony Stewart’s All Star 410 Sprint Car series this year, and top Pa. Posse driver Steve Buckwalter have also announced their attentions to compete. New York state 360 Sprint car drivers Scott Kreutter and Joe Trenca are also planning an assault of the East Coast Micro Dirt Nationals ranks.

New Egypt Speedway dirt Modified champion Billy Pauch Jr. and Kutztown’s SpeedSTR king pin Tim Buckwalter enter the race with plenty of 600cc Micro Sprint Experience. The two versatile drives finished one-two this season in Kutztown’s 600cc Micro Sprint points.

The stakes are high: a $5,000 first place prize awaits the winner of the Saturday night A-Main if they enter the Gambler’s Bonus program.

Though the East Coast Indoor Nationals is a new attraction, the CURE Insurance Arena (formerly Sun National Bank Center), has hosted TQ Midget racing for the past four years on the arena’s concrete floor.

The racing schedule will tentatively call for heat races with passing points and four A-qualifier feature races on Friday night. On Saturday it will be “alphabet mains,” with racers having the opportunity to advance from double F, E, D, C and B-mains to the 40 lap “A” feature.

 

 

Cam’s Pizzeria, Missile Motorsports Partner at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (November 14, 2017) – Missile Motorsports is proud to welcome Cam’s Pizzeria of Oswego as a supporter of both of their Pathfinder Bank Small Supermodifieds, driven in 2018 by Anthony Losurdo and Dan Kapuscinski.

Cam’s Pizzeria is the official pizzeria of Oswego Speedway, providing hot and ready pizzas to heat race winners throughout the season.

“Cam’s has been a great supporter of Oswego Speedway the last several years,” said Kapuscinski. “Anthony (Master) and his team are a great group, and we look forward to working with them in 2018.”

Located at 31 W. Bridge St. in Oswego, Cam’s Pizzeria provides the very best products, maintaining an unwavering commitment to quality.

Offering a wide variety of pizzas, chicken wings, appetizers, subs & wraps, salads, pasta dinners and even desserts, Cam’s Pizzeria has it all.

Coupled with an online catering menu, Cam’s Pizzeria can cover your every need.

For more information on Cam’s Pizzeria of Oswego, be sure to visit their pizza booth under the main grandstand at Oswego Speedway on Saturday nights during the racing season as well as online at www.camspizzeria.com.

Missile Motorsports and Cam’s Pizzeria will first hit Oswego Speedway at its open practice session scheduled for Saturday, May 19 before coming back for the Speedway’s 68th annual season opener on Saturday, May 26.

Missile Motorsports Partners: Cam’s Pizzeria, FFB Race Chassis, Performance Manufacturing, Slack Karts

 

 

DJ Netto Takes Two Top-10’s Home From Stockton, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking on both the King of the West Series and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night during one big season finale event in Stockton, CA, DJ Netto would finish eighth with the King of the West Series, which wrapped up fourth place in the 2017 standings, and finished seventh in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour feature event.

“To come away with two Top-10 finishes against two pretty tough fields of cars is a good feeling,” DJ Netto said. “It was nice to cap off my season with Tri-C Motorsports with a good run, and like I said earlier this week, I am very thankful for the opportunity Clyde and Marion Lamar provided me.”

In King of the West action, Netto would time the Tri-C Manufacturing/Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain No. 3C machine in seventh quickest in qualifying time trials before picking up a second place finish in his heat race.

By way of his heat race run, the Hanford, CA product would move into the KWS Dash where an eighth place finish would line him up in the fourth row for the final 30-lap KWS feature event of the 2017 season.

A cool night in Stockton, CA saw the track hold up very nicely and hold a lot of moisture that made for some high-speed racing. Running inside the Top-10 during the duration of the race that was mired with cautions and stoppages, Netto would battle with the likes of Bill Balog and Bud Kaeding for much of the feature.

When the final KWS checkered flag of the year flew following a late restart, Netto would come across the line with an eighth place finish which would net him fourth in the final series standings.

Piloting the Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain No. 88n in SCCT 360 action, Netto would get off to a nice start in that program as well as he timed in second fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Netto would finish in the third position and move into the 35-lap SCCT finale where he lined up in the 11th starting position.

The first 16-laps of the feature would go non-stop and Netto would work his way up to the eighth position when the race’s first caution flag flew. Once the first caution flew the flow of the race changed dramatically. Under yellow, Netto would have a left rear tire go down and he would be forced into the work area giving up his position inside the Top-10.

From the tail end of the field, Netto would take advantage of the handful of cautions sprinkled throughout the second half of the race as he was able to fight his way back up to finish seventh when it was all said and done.

“It was kind of a wild night of racing, and we were lucky to survive,” Netto added. “It was tough running two cars, so I really have to thank everyone who pitched it and helped, and made it possible. It was a fun winged season in 2017, and I am eager to see what the future holds.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-62, Wins-3, Top 5’s-24, Top 10’s-38

ON TAP: DJ Netto is scheduled to be in action with the USAC National Midget Series at Bakersfield Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

 

 

Gualda Battles Hard at Stockton Dirt Track

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing aboard the C&M Motorsports No. 7C for one final time in 2017, Tony Gualda would fight hard during the Sprint Car Challenge Tour’s season finale until a part failure late in the feature event ended his season a few laps early.

“It didn’t quite go as we all had hoped,” Tony Gualda said. “I didn’t get our night started very well in time trials and I had to play catch up the rest of the night. Luckily Cody and the guys gave me a really good car and we were able to work our way into the feature.”

Timing the Moorefield Construction/PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness backed No. 7c in fifth quickest in his time trials group, Gualda would line up in the third row of his heat race.

Battling for the final heat race transfer position, Gualda would finish in the fifth spot which would force him into the 15-lap ‘B’ main. Lining up seventh in the semi, Gualda would need to pick up a few positions as just the Top-Six finishers would continue on with their nights.

Fighting hard in the semi, Gualda would show a never give up attitude as he worked his way into a transfer position. On a fast racing surface, the Hollister, CA driver would finish fifth and make his way into the final SCCT feature event of the 2017 season.

Lining up 21st on the starting grid for the feature event, Gualda would do a nice job of making headway on a relatively narrow racing surface. In a fast paced opening 16 laps, the young gasser would work his way up to the 16th position when the race’s first caution flew.

On a restart, Gualda would have some help getting up off the racing surface and as he was shuffled to the back he would have a rear end failure on the 25th lap and it would bring his night to an early end.

“I really have to thank Cody and Mandi for the opportunity to driver for them this year,” Gualda added. “Looking forward to regrouping this off season and coming back strong for next year.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank PitStopUSA, Autism Awareness, Pacific Highway Rentals, Moorefield Construction, Inc., PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, 51 Fifty Energy Drink, Alturas Tires, and Velocity Race Gear and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team’s 2017 season has concluded.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-39, Wins-0, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-16.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tony Gualda on Twitter by following along @TonyGualda99.

 

 

World of Outlaws return to Farley Speedway in Iowa next season for first time since 1994

FARLEY, Iowa — November 14, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to Farley Speedway in Iowa in 2018 on Friday, June 22, which marks the first time since 1994 that the series has visited the track. The event will be the fourth overall for the series at the now-three-eights-mile. The Outlaws were scheduled to race at Farley Speedway in 2004, but that event fell to rain.

“It’s been a long time since the World of Outlaws have been at Farley Speedway, so the fans will be excited to have them back,” said Jason Rauen of Farley Speedway Promotions, Inc., the group that owns Farley Speedway. “It definitely will be a fast-paced, exciting night of racing. We are very excited to be able to put this event on and showcase Farley Speedway to a lot of new fans.”

Steve Kinser, the 20-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, was victorious in the series last visit to Farley Speedway in 1994. Kinser also won in 1993 at the track, while three-time series titlist and fellow Hall of Famer Sammy Swindell was victorious in the inaugural Outlaws race at Farley in 1992. Those three events were contested on the original half-mile configuration of the track. The Outlaws will be seeing the track in its current three-eighths-mile layout for the first time.

“With the smaller configuration of the track, it makes things tighter and faster-paced,” noted Rauen. “On a smaller track, a lot more is going on. We put some new dirt on the track toward the end of this past season and the surface was really, really good. Some of our best races were at the end of the year. We can’t wait for the 2018 season to get here.”

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competed at West Liberty Raceway in Iowa for the first time this past season, which is about 75 miles away from Farley Speedway and also owned by Farley Speedway Promotions, Inc. Shane Stewart won that 25-lap event over Brad Sweet and Jason Johnson.

The 2017 season saw 20 drivers pick up wins with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Donny Schatz led the way, en route to earning his ninth series championship. The North Dakota native also became the first driver in series history to win 20 or more A-Feature events in five consecutive seasons. David Gravel had a career-year, earning 18 A-Feature wins and 19 victories overall with the Outlaws, which was second only to Schatz. Gravel finished third in points for the second consecutive year.

Brad Sweet was nearly as consistent as Schatz, picking up 72 top-10 finishes, just two less than the champion, with 56 of those being top-fives. Sweet visited victory lane five times in 2017 en route to finishing a career-best second in points. Daryn Pittman ended up fourth in the standings, while picking up three wins, with Shane Stewart, who reached victory lane eight times, rounding out the top-five in points.

Jason Johnson, who won four races, finished sixth in points, followed by Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner Sheldon Haudenschild in seventh. Kraig Kinser, who had a win, was eighth in points, with Logan Schuchart who earned a career-high four victories ninth in the standings and rookie Brent Marks rounded out the top-10.

Information on tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Farley Speedway in Iowa on Friday, June 22, 2018 will be available soon at www.slspromotions.com.

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Dominic Scelzi Highlights Strong Performance at Stockton With Victory

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi loves racing at Stockton Dirt Track and last Saturday was a great indicator why.

Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported team won the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion of the Tribute to Gary Patterson event and was in contention to capture the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series main event as well until a late-race crash.

"I was extremely happy with how everything went," he said. "To be second and third quickest in qualifying and make the dashes, let alone win the dashes in both classes, was huge. That was big. I think it put an exclamation point on how fast we've been. It was an all around good night."

Scelzi had nearly mirror performances in both classes. He qualified third quickest, advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race and won the dash from the pole position in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour division. That gave him the pole for the 35-lap A Main.

"I wasn't getting the starts I needed to be getting in the main event," he said. "I just couldn't get going. We lost the lead on the initial start, but I ran Cory (Eliason) down and passed him in traffic. Unfortunately, a yellow came out and we went back behind him for the restart. Within two or three laps we were over him again. We were passing him on the inside of turns three and four when something broke on his car. I think there was about 15 laps to go then and we went unchallenged the rest of the way.

"That was a great feeling to know we could knock off another win. We've been so close the two months we've been at home. When you finally have a night go your way and you can knock off a big win like that with so many good cars there is huge. It's great to be able to end the season that way."

The triumph paid $5,000 plus Scelzi added $1,000 for winning the dash. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/kWMGDBJYVLE.

The team was eager to duplicate the success in King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series competition. Scelzi timed in second quickest in qualifying, placed third in a heat race and won the dash from the pole position. Here is a link to watch the dash win and here his post-race thoughts: https://youtu.be/HOTIwz-1wXA.

Scelzi started the main event on the inside of the front row for the second time that night.

"It went really similar as Cory won the start," he said. "We chased him down and were racing him for the lead. A yellow came out and I had a bad restart. We fell to third and then to fourth. However, with a couple of laps to go Cory, Tim Kaeding, Kyle Hirst and I were bumper to bumper in traffic. I split two lapped cars. The guy on the outside turned down and his left front tire clipped my right rear and off we went."

Scelzi was in contention for the win when the late-race contact led him to flipping. He was unable to resume the race and was credited with a 12th-place finish. Here is a link to watch the A Main: https://youtu.be/d6az9HHdATM.

Scelzi has one remaining event on tap this season. He will drive for Van Lare Racing Nov. 24-25 at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the Copper Classic with the ASCS Southwest Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 11 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. (410 sprint) - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 12 (1).

Nov. 11 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. (360 sprint) - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

68 races, 3 wins, 13 top fives, 20 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 24-25 at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the Copper Classic with the ASCS Southwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

VIDEO -

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"When you look around the pits almost every car has Weld Wheels," Scelzi said. "The majority of people run their product because of its strength and durability. Last weekend we were banging up against the cushion and the wheels held up great."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Roth Motorsports, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

Late Race Contact Dashes Steven Tiner’s Potential Top Five Run at SCCT Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA: Looking to close his 2017 campaign out on a high note with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night in Stockotn, CA, late race contact would dash Steven Tiner’s top five run with the tour as he would be relegated to a 13th place finish.

“We had a really good car in the feature event, and I think we had a good shot at getting on the podium,” Steven Tiner said. “Unfortunately on a restart someone got into the back of us and pushed me through the infield and we had a bit of an adventure and ended up finishing 13th.”

Timing the Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Fisher Racing Engines backed No. 94 machine in quickest in his qualifying group, the Sacramento, CA native turned Visalia, CA resident would work his way to a second place finish in his heat race and earn a spot in both the Dash and the feature event.

Finishing sixth in the Dash, the 2017 Placerville Speedway Track Champion would grid the field from the third row for one final feature event of the year. On the hooked up and fast Stockton Dirt Track, Tiner got off to a nice start as he ran in the fifth spot during the first 16 laps of the race that clicked off with no stoppages.

Continuing to run in fifth, Tiner would move into fourth on a lap 19 restart as he chased after Dominic Scelzi, Shane Golobic, and Willie Croft. Finding himself in a battle with Kyle Hirst, Tiner would slip back to the fifth spot just before the caution flew on lap 26.

The ensuring restart would see Tiner feel contact to the rear of his car and it would force him to take a wile ride through the field before being able to get back on the racing surface in turns one and two.

Falling back to 12th, Tiner would eventually lose another position, as he would come home with a 13th place finish.

“It definitely was not the way we wanted to end our year, but at least we ended it having a lot of speed,” Tiner said. “Great to win the Placerville Track Championship, great to go back to Little Rock, AR and make the show, and great to have a good Trophy Cup for the most part. I want to thank all of the people who work hard and support our team, and hopefully we can find some more help this winter and come out strong in 2018.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, Deli Delicious, Fisher Racing Engines, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, XYZ Machine, DMI, Dan Olson Race Products, HRP, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, B&B Racing Engines, ART, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-43, Wins-3, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-26

ON TAP: Steven Tiner’s 2017 has come to a close.

 

 

Lucas Ashe 15th in 2017 Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a smooth Trophy Cup under the guidance of Jim Van Lare, the duo teamed back up to close out the 2017 season on Saturday night in Stockton, CA as Ashe recorded a 15th place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

“It’s been kind of tough not racing that much since July, so it felt really good to be back in the seat on Saturday,” Lucas Ashe said. “It was our second weekend working with Jim Van Lare, and we are happy with how it went.”

Timing the SALCO, Inc./Lucas Oil/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 33 machine in sixth quickest in his time trial group, the Cottonwood, CA driver got the job done in his heat race as he worked up to the fourth position at the finish line which was good enough to transfer him directly into the feature event.

Finding himself in the ninth row for the 35-lap finale, Ashe had his work cut out for him on a wicked fast racing surface against a start studded starting line up. When the race came to life, Ashe would get off to a bit of a sluggish start as a jumble of cars would see him fall back to 21st.

With the first 16-laps moving along with no stoppages, Ashe would find himself back in the 19th position when the race’s first yellow finally flew. When the race picked back up, Ashe was able to take advantage of a few double file restarts as he worked his way up to 13th at one point.

While restarts helped him out on a couple of occasions, a late one would see him give up a couple of positions on the speedway as he would fall back to 15th on the 27th lap.

Continuing to try and fight his way forward, Ashe would go on to close his 2017 season out with a 15th place finish with the SCCT in it’s first season of existence.

“I am thankful we had the opportunity to come out and work with Jim Van Lare and his guys again in one final race,” Lucas Ashe said. “We will go to work over this winter and hopefully finalize our 2018 plans in the coming weeks.”

Lucas Ashe Racing would like to thank SALCO Inc., Lucas Oil, NAAKE Suspension, STL Tile, Crown Motors, Logo USA, DMI Components, Shaver Racing Engines, Maxim, Rod End Supply, Lucky Seven Outlaw Wings, Fat Cat Propane, Pickern Allstate Ins., Jester Auto Museum and Event Center, and Justeson Farms for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 31, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top-10’s-7

ON TAP: Ashe’s 2017 winged sprint car season has come to a close.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Lucas Ashe by following him on Twitter @lucas_ashe or liking https://www.facebook.com/lucasasheracing/ on facebook.

 

 

Justyn Cox 5th with SCCT in Series’ Season Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA: Competing with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour during the season ending event on Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Cox would have a very strong showing that ended with him going home with a fifth place finish.

“I felt pretty solid all night long,” Cox said. “We got off to a little bit of a slow start in time trials, but we had a car that raced very well and we were able to bring it home with a fifth place finish.”

Timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31c machine in third quickest in his time trial group, the Clarksburg, CA driver would pick up the win in his heat race and move into the feature event with a guaranteed Top-10 starting spot.

With his time trial effort keeping him out of the Dash, Cox would take the green flag from the 10th starting position alongside series Champion, Kyle Hirst. On a fast racing surface, the first 16-laps would click off in rapid fire fashion and Cox would find himself in the ninth spot when that happened after getting over the cushion on the race’s opening lap.

When the action resumed, Cox was able to pick up another position as he took over eighth before the slew of cautions took over the flow of the race.

A red on lap 21 allowed crews to get to their cars, and Cox and company would make some changes to the Cox Racing entry in an effort to get the car a little better for the race’s final 14-laps.

Admittedly going in the wrong direction, Cox would have his hands full though was still able to pick up some key positions in the closing laps. Getting into fifth on the 27th lap, Cox would chase after Willie Croft and Hirst who ran just ahead of him, but would not quite get to them as he finished the race with a fifth place finish.

“We tried to make something happen under the red, but we ended up getting too free, and I just held on to what I could,” Cox said. “We also had our 410 out on Saturday night, but we had issues all night and really didn’t get a chance to run. I have to thank everyone who makes this all possible for us to run so much, and be competitive.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, EyeLusions, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2017!

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-50, Wins-6, Top 5’s-20, Top 10’s-29

ON TAP: Cox will shed the wings again and take part in the Sprint Car portion of Turkey Night in Ventura, CA on November 22nd and 23rd.

 

 

Bittersweet Season Finale for Andy Gregg

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making some changes to his engine program before Saturday night’s Sprint Car Challenge Tour season finale in Stockton, CA, Andy Gregg was extremely pleased with the results, but unfortunately a suspension failure during the ‘B’ main event would end the Placerville, CA driver’s night early.

“We have been fighting this one engine all year, and we made some changes to it leading up to Stockton and it came alive,” Andy Gregg said. “We were on our way to transferring out of the semi, but a rear arm failed with a few laps to go and I did everything I could to stay in the top six, but we slipped back to eighth.”

Checking the GUTS/Angius and Terry LLP/Capitol Ace Hardware backed No. 16 in at Stockton Dirt Track Saturday night, Gregg would time his machine in seventh quickest in his time trial group.

Lining up seventh in his heat race, the Placerville, CA driver would pick up one position and finish sixth, which would force him into the 15-lap ‘B’ Main event for one last chance to advance into the 35-lap feature event.

Gregg would get off to a great start in the semi as he would jump up into the second spot and turn in some really nice laps. Battling with Cody Lamar for the top spot, Gregg would lead the seventh lap but would fall back to second as he and Lamar diced it up.

With five laps to go, Gregg’s entry would noticeably have something wrong with it as the car was laid over the right rear corner would a suspension issue. Holding on as long as he could, Gregg would fall out of a transfer position on the final lap as he would lose several spots and end his night with an eighth place finish.

“I tried everything I could the last few laps,” Gregg said. “Unfortunately I could not hold on long enough and we fell out of a transfer spot. I have to thank everyone who aided me this year in one way or another. It was a total team effort all season long, and I appreciate all who stuck with me. We will go to work this winter and see what we can put together for 2018.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, Angius and Terry LLP, Capitol ACE Hardware, Ice House Resort, CTL Forest Management, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Broadband Agreements, Russo Insurance, Kelly Moore Paints, Cal Pro Paint and Construction, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, and MF Inc. for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Gregg’s 2017 season has come to a close.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-26, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-7

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

 

 

Willie Croft Fourth at SCCT Finale; 2nd in Final Points

PETERSEN MEDIA- Willie Croft capped a very strong 2017 Sprint Car Challenge Tour season with a fourth place finish at Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night. With his finish, Croft also solidified a very strong second place finish in the series standings in its inaugural season.

“We would have liked to have been a few spots better on Saturday night, but it was a really tough field of cars, so to come away with a Top-Five and finish second in the final point standings really made for a nice Saturday night,” Willie Croft said.

Timing the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 in second fastest overall and second fastest in his qualifying group, Croft would line up in the second row of his heat race.

Finishing fourth in his heat, Croft would move directly into the 35-lap feature event, but do to a very good qualifying effort he would also earn a berth into the six-lap dash.

Finishing fourth in the Dash, Croft would grid the field from the second row for the final 35-lap SCCT feature event of the 2017 season. On an extremely fast racing surface, Croft would move into third right away as he chased after Cory Eliason and Dominic Scelzi who ran ahead of him.

With cars turning in extremely fast lap times, Croft would fall in line as the first 16 laps reeled off in non stop fashion. Once the first caution flew, the flow of the race was slowed drastically and the field would see a handful of double file restarts in the second half of the race.

Continuing to run in the lead pack, Croft would see Shane Golobic get by him and put back to fourth briefly before the leader ran into issues on the 18th lap, and Croft moved back up into the third position.

As the race moved along, the leaders would find themselves in traffic in the home stretch of the race, and this would allow Kyle Hirst to battle with Croft for the final spot on the podium.

In the race’s closing laps, Croft would see his brother-in-law sneak by him and Croft would close his 2017 SCCT campaign with a fourth place finish.

“I have to thank all of the people who made this entire year possible,” Croft said. “We had a string of some bad luck, but nobody got down, and we continued to battle. A good night to end our 2017 SCCT season.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, QTM, XYZ, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-49, Wins-1, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-22.

ON TAP: Croft will take a couple weeks off before bringing his 2017 season to a close at Arizona Speedway for the 2nd Annual Copper Classic November 24th and 25th.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

Sean Watts Closes 2017 With an Eventful Top-10 at Stockton Dirt Track

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting behind the wheel of the WRS No. 98 for one final time in 2017 on Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Sean Watts would endure a chaotic night but would come home with a 10th place finish when the dust settled.

“It was a pretty crazy night, and I am happy we survived and came home with a Top-10 finish,” Sean Watts said. “We made a couple trips to the work area, and my guys did a great job of getting me back on the track time and time again.”

Timing the Grizzly Coolers/Schaeffer Racing Oil/Rolfe Construction backed No. 98 machine in 11th quickest in qualifying time trials, Watts would line up on the front row of his heat race.

Racing with the likes of Bud Kaeding, Shane Golobic, and Dominic Scelzi, Watts would slip back and finish in the fourth position. Moving into the feature event, the Atwater, CA driver would grid the field from the 13th starting spot for the final 30-lap feature event of the 2017 season.

On a wicked fast racing surface, Watts would have his hands full early. Opting to duck in the work area on the fourth lap under yellow, Watts had his guys go to work on his car trying to make it more drivable with 26 laps still to be ran.

Making some quick changes, Watts would tag the field from the back of the pack, but within a few laps would find his nose wing askew creating more problems for the young racer.

Adapting the best he could, Watts would stay focused and he slowly worked his way back forward. Late in the race, contact would force Watts back into the work area with just two laps to go, and again his team would get him back on the racing surface.

Able to restart, Watts would bring his 2017 to a close with a 10th place finish.

“The hardest part about the last couple months of the season was just not racing much,” Watts said. “Hopefully we can figure something out for more races in the fall for us, but other than that it was a decent year for the team with some ups and some downs. I am thankful to everyone who works hard to make it possible.”

Sean and the Watts Rolfe Speed-Sports team would like to thank Grizzly Coolers, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Rolfe Construction, Billet America, Darrel Varni Electric, Kaeding Performance, Shannon Pumps, Stealth Homes, Tee’s and Tops, Team Simpson, Kistler Racing Engines, and Stan Yockey Motorsports for their continued support.

MERCH: Make sure to click over to www.billetamericaproducts.com or visit the No. 98 hauler in the pit area to grab a new Sean Watts T Shirt.

ON TAP: The 2017 season as concluded.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Sean Watts by following him on Twitter @SeanWatts98.

 

 

Cory Eliason and Antaya Motorsports Close KWS Season Out in Victory Lane

PETERSEN MEDIA- Cory Eliason and the Antaya Motorsports team ended their 2017 King of the West campaign the exact same way it started, and that was in victory lane as Eliason claimed the Tribute to Gary Patterson on Saturday night in Stockton, CA.

“To win the season opener, and season finale in the same year is pretty cool, and I owe it all to these guys who work on this car,” Cory Eliason said. “We definitely would have loved to be in the Championship battle but unfortunately it didn’t play out but we still ended up third overall.”

Timing the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association/Fuel Curve/Fire Protection Management No. 20 car in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials, the Kingsburg, CA driver would race his way to a win in his heat race and earn a spot into the nightly dash.

Running second in the Dash to Dominic Scelzi, Eliason would line up on the front row for the final 30-lap feature of the season on wicked fast Stockton Dirt Track alongside Dominic Scelzi.

Getting the early jump, Eliason would lead the way in a race that would be hampered by stoppages every few laps. Not letting the stoppages mess with his rhythm, Eliason would continue to nail his restarts and keep the likes of Scelzi and Tim Kaeding at bay.

The longest green flag run of the night would go from lap 18-28, and during this 10-lap run, Eliason put on an exhibition through traffic as he left his challengers behind until the red lights flashed with just two to go.

One finale restart stood between Eliason and victory lane, though he would have Tim Kaeding on his rear bumper coming to the green. Just as he had done all night, Eliason had a flawless restart as he drove away from the pack and parked the Antaya Motorsports machine in victory lane for the fifth time in 2017.

“It was a great year for our team,” Eliason said. “I can’t thank everyone enough who made it possible. We were really fast night in and night out, and to end the year with a win is a great feeling.”

Antaya Motorsports would like to thank Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, Fuel Curve, Fire Protection Management, Inc., and Kaeding Performance for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 30, Wins: 5, Top 5’s: 14, Top 10’s: 20

ON TAP: The 2017 season has concluded for Antaya Motorsports.

STAY CONNECTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow us on Twitter @AntayaTeam20 or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AntayaTeam20/. Also follow along with Good Guys Rod and Custom Association on Twitter @GoodGuys and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/goodguysrodandcustom/.

 

 

Swindell Earns Eight Wins in Five Different States With Four Racing Series

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Nov. 13, 2017) - Sammy Swindell is only three winning seasons away from producing at least one victory per season for 50 consecutive years.

Swindell earned eight wins this season to push his streak to 47 straight winning seasons.

"I'm 62-years-old and most people say I shouldn't be doing this or I can't do it," he said. "For someone that is my age to be able to compete and do it the way I've done it with different series, different teams, different cars, makes it even more of an accomplishment for me."

Swindell posted an ASCS Mid-South Region best three victories, including sweeping the Short Track Nationals for the second straight year. The win also marked his fifth career triumph in the event, which is the most of any driver in the storied history of the race.

"Winning Short Track Nationals back to back and all the good runs we had late in the year stand out," he said. "It's pretty neat to be part time and race at different places and be so successful. The first part of the year didn't go right, but we know what happened and some of it was out of our control. To be able to get it back on track was pretty amazing."

The Short Track Nationals win was his final of the season and it marked his fifth victory in a six-race span, including three with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Seven of the season wins came with car owner A.G. Rains while the other was in New York while driving for Jared Zimbardi during an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions race.

"Going into New York and winning with the Zimbardi's and running the Mark Coldren car in Central Pennsylvania with a second-place finish at Williams Grove was neat," Swindell said. "It's not easy going and getting in a different program and competing for wins.

"I want to thank all of the different car owners and teams for asking me to drive for them this year. Hopefully we can build on this year and expand in 2018."

Swindell also claimed a USCS Series event win and he was victorious in five states - Arkansas, New York, Tennessee, Missouri and Colorado.

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 8 wins, 16 top fives, 25 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 33 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

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"Inside Line Promotions has kept my sponsors and fans updated by producing weekly professional press releases," Swindell said. "ILP has exceeded my expectations of how PR should be handled. I'm proud to be a part of Team ILP."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Acme Graphix & Design, CP Pistons, High Performance Lubricants, Simpson Race Products, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Rossie Feed & Grain, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Trio of South Aussies Adds Class to Vic Title Field

South Australian duo Brad Keller and Ryan Jones have added their names to the entry list for this Saturday nights Victorian Sprintcar Title at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool as presented by Go Traffic.

Keller, who will pilot his familiar James Rosenberg Racing / Brad Keller Racing, Shadetec S19, in what will prove to be yet another invaluable hit out for the 2017-18 World Series Sprintcars contracted driver.

Four-time Australian 360 Sprintcar Champion, Jones, needs no introduction to Victorian Race Fans, having himself been a contracted World Series Sprintcars Driver and a regular visitor to Premier Speedway.

Chad Ely who will be at the wheel of the Jamie Stark owned S72 car, is another former Australian 360 Sprintcar Champion and will be most determined to add some more silverware to his trophy cabinet this weekend.

Since Ron Clark claimed the first Victorian Sprintcar Title back in 1968, there have only 25 different drivers who have claimed the right to be crowned as Victorian Champion.

Since claiming his first Title in 1984, the legendary Max Dumesny has claimed nine wins, the most recent being in 2002. Ron Smith is next on the list after he too enjoyed a golden run during the 1970’s where he tasted success with a hat-trick of victories from 1970-72, before returning to the top step of the podium again in 1974 and 1975.

David Anderson and Garry Brazier both secured a hat-trick of wins as well, with Anderson saluting in 1996, 97 and 98, while Brazier enjoyed his golden run from 1993 to 1995.

This weekend, five drivers will try to add their names to the record books for a second time, with David Murcott (2006), Tim Rankin (2011), Darren Mollenoyux (2013), Daniel Pestka (2015) and last years winner Aidan Hall all aiming to collect a second Victorian Title.

Of the entrants for this weekend, both Grant Anderson and Jamie Veal will be trying to emulate the deeds of their fathers, in becoming Victorian Champions, with David Anderson as mentioned above being a three-time winner, while Ken Veal was able to claim his maiden Victorian Title back in 1991.

This weekend’s entry list is a star-studded line-up with Keller, Jones and Ely set to be joined by Veal, Anderson, Mollenoyux, Murcott, Rankin, Hall, Pestka, while Ben Atkinson, Brett Milburn, Corey McCullagh, Jye O’Keeffe and current Western Australian and Northern Territory State Champ Tim Van Ginneken will be in the field which is rapidly approaching 50 cars.

All drivers in the Victorian Sprintcar Title will be vying for the Graeme McCubbin Trophy which is named in honor of the highly respected two-time Victorian Champion.

Public gates will open at 4.00pm with cars on-track from 5.00pm. The Formula 500 Jack Willsher Cup will run in conjunction with the Victorian Sprintcar Title, with more than 30 entries, including the defending Jack Willsher Cup winner and current Aussie Champion Liam Williams headlining an impressive entry list.

Admission is: Adults $27.00; Concession $22.00 (Aged, Disability and VA only), Children 10-15 $10.00; Children 9 and Under are Free.

Victorian Sprintcar Champions:

1968 Ron Clark 1969 Bill Willis 1970 Ron Smith 1971 Ron Smith 1972 Ron Smith 1973 Dave Conlin 1974 Ron Smith 1975 Ron Smith 1976-77 Les Harrower 1977-78 Bill Wigzell 1978-79 Graeme McCubbin 1979-80 Graeme McCubbin 1981 Daryl Jago 1982 Garry Rush 1983 Bill Barrows 1984 Max Dumesny

1985 Danny Smith 1986 Ian Lewis 1987 Max Dumesny 1988 Brett Lacey 1989 Max Dumesny 1990 Max Dumesny 1991 Ken Veal 1992 Max Dumesny 1993 Garry Brazier 1994 Garry Brazier 1995 Garry Brazier 1996 David Anderson 1997 David Anderson 1998 David Anderson 1999 Max Dumesny 2000 Max Dumesny 2001 Max Dumesny 2002 Max Dumesny 2003 Kurt Winker 2004 Ken Satori 2005 Robbie Farr 2006 David Murcott 2007 Matthew Reed 2008 John Vogels 2009 Matthew Reed 2010 Stephen Bell 2011 Tim Rankin 2012 Stephen Bell & Robbie Farr (Dead Heat) 2013 Darren Mollenoyux 2014 Kyle Hirst 2015 Daniel Pestka 2016 John Vogels 2017 Aidan Hall

2017 Victorian Sprintcar Title Entry List:

D2 Ben Atkinson NT2 Damian Throne S4 Lisa Walker T7 Tim Hutchins V8 Bobby Daly V9 Rod Matthews S13 Brock Hallett V14 Chris Rodda S14 Brendan Quinn S15 Aidan Hall

V17 Dennis Jones VA18 Scott Reilly S19 Brad Keller S20 Glen Sutherland V22 Terry Rankin W25 Taylor Milling S27 Daniel Pestka V28 Andrew Hughes V32 Stephen Spark V35 Jamie Veal V36 Tim Van Ginneken V37 Grant Anderson V42 Jye O'Keeffe V45 Mike Van Bremen S45 Jake Tranter V47 Tim Rankin V48 Adam King V52 Darren Mollenoyux V58 Rhiannon Burleigh V59 Chris Heard V60 Jordyn Charge V61 Robert Nicholas S63 Ryan Jones V67 Luke Walker V68 Brett Milburn S71 Sam Putland S72 Chad Ely V72 Jacob Smith V73 Charles Hunter V75 Nigel Harding V77 Brayden Parr VA81 Rhys Baxter V81 Robbie Paton V88 David Murcott VA88 Grant Stansfield V90 Corey McCullagh W96 Aldo DePaoli V98 Peter Doukas

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Madsen Ride Fast Car and Consistency to Standout Season

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 13, 2017) - A fast race car and consistent performances led Big Game Motorsports to a successful season in 2017.

The Muddy sponsored team earned eight wins, 34 top fives and 51 top 10s in 59 races. That consistency shined bright when driver Kerry Madsen competed on the biggest stage.

"We won five races in about 30 races with the World of Outlaws," Madsen said. "That's a good percentage. Another highlight was our podium at the Knoxville Nationals. I was disappointed with third, but it was still a good run."

Madsen's five wins with the World of Outlaws was tied for fourth best in the series and his 18 top fives ranks seventh best despite the team competing in approximately one third of the races. He also scored three consecutive Outlaws wins for the first time in his career.

"It gives you confidence," he said. "It frees you up because you're confident to try a few things or different lines. You're not chasing speed so you're working on ways to be better."

That speed and consistency guided Madsen to a third-place finish in the sport's biggest event - the Knoxville Nationals. It marked his third podium in the last four years at the marquee race.

"The biggest thing I'll remember about this year is every time we hit the track, if we weren't the fastest car we were the second fastest car," he said. "The whole speed of the operation is probably my biggest memory."

Madsen set quick time during qualifying a staggering 21 times and the team made the dash an astounding 28 times.

In fact, Big Game Motorsports was relegated to the B Main only twice all season - June 10 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where a mechanical problem didn't allow for a qualifying time and the team elected to scratch from the remainder of the night following the heat race and June 24 at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., where Madsen won the consolation race before charging from 21st to second place in the World of Outlaws main event to garner the Hard Charger Award.

"For our first season together I think it was very successful and we'll only improve the more we race together," Madsen said. "I wish the season wasn't over and we were still racing. I can't wait to get to Florida in February to start the 2018 season."

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 8 wins, 34 top fives, 51 top 10s, 54 top 15s, 56 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

MUDDY -

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BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2017.

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Bruce Jr. Ends Sprint Car Season With Three Main Event Starts in the Desert

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 13, 2017) - Tony Bruce Jr. wrapped up the 2017 season last weekend in the desert, where he made the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour A Main during all three nights at Cocopah Speedway.

"I want to thank Mike Hayashi for the opportunity to drive for him and the rest of the guys for working hard all weekend," he said. "We didn't have the results we were looking for, but we had really good speed in the race car."

The action began on Thursday when Bruce Jr. maneuvered from ninth to fourth place in a heat race. Unfortunately, he was unable to finish a qualifier and was relegated to a B Main, which he won to transfer into the main event.

Misfortune struck the team in the A Main and Bruce Jr. was involved in a race-ending crash.

The team returned to the 3/8-mile oval on Friday and advanced from eighth to seventh place in a heat race before a DNF in a qualifier sent them to a B Main. Bruce Jr. rallied from sixth to second place to earn a transfer into the A Main. He finished with a 20th-place result.

The weekend concluded on Saturday with Bruce Jr. advancing from fourth to third place in a last chance qualifier and from third to second place in the B Main to lock into the main event. He picked up a position in the A Main to end 17th.

"In the A Main I felt like we had a good car toward the end of the race and I was able to move around and find a different line that worked for me," he said. "There wasn't a lot of passing. Everyone was pretty fast and it was one lane around the top so we took what we could."

While his sprint car season is finished, Bruce Jr. will compete in the Junior Knepper 55 on Dec. 16 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., with the USAC National Midget Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 4 (9); Qualifier: DNF (6); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 22 (17).

Nov. 10 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 7 (8); Qualifier: 9 (9); B Main: 2 (6); Feature: 20 (19).

Nov. 11 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - LCQ: 3 (4); B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 17 (18).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 28 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

Established in 1968, Wheeler Metals is a sheet metal business that offers a variety of products for professional and amateur builders. Wheeler Metals has three locations in Muskogee, Okla., Rogers, Ark., and Springfield, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.WheelerMetals.com.

"When I moved to the Tulsa area a few years back we built a brand new shop," Bruce Jr. said. "We always strive as a race team to find the best products for the situation and that was no different selecting the company to build our building. Wheeler Metals was the perfect fit for our needs. From 10x10 pole barns to 100x100 full metal buildings, they have it all. I challenge anyone to find a building company that will work the customers' needs like they do."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Lubbock Wrecker Service, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Places Fourth During KWS-NARC Season Finale at Stockton

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2017) - Giovanni Scelzi recorded his 19th top-five finish of the season last Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track during the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season finale.

Scelzi and the Roth Motorsports team kicked off the Tribute to Gary Patterson race by qualifying ninth quickest overall after being the last car out for qualifying. Scelzi then won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row to earn a spot in the dash, in which he advanced from seventh to sixth place to start the A Main on the outside of the third row.

"On the initial start I got by Bud Kaeding before I drove by Shane Golobic for fourth," he said. "I slid Tim Kaeding on a restart and got up to third. He got back by me and then Kyle Hirst got around me so that put me back to fifth."

Scelzi gained a position late in the race when his brother, Dominic, was involved in a crash. Giovanni Scelzi restarted fourth and finished in that position.

"I never really got into a rhythm," he said. "The track was wide open around the cushion, but there was some grip toward the bottom. There was enough real estate to win it. We just didn't capitalize on it."

Scelzi finished second in the championship standings - only one point out of the title. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/HOTIwz-1wXA.

"Looking at the big picture, we weren't thinking we were going to run a full schedule at the start of the year," he said. "It went from running a few races to the full schedule. It was a big learning curve this year and I'm grateful for Dennis and Teresa Roth providing me the opportunity to race.

"We won a few races and were competitive every time we hit the track. To think we would battle for the championship until the final race of the year and come up only one point short is pretty remarkable. This year was a big confidence boost for me and I owe a lot of gratitude to everyone at Roth Motorsports for their support."

Scelzi will wrap up the season Nov. 24-25 at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the Copper Classic with the ASCS Southwest Region. He will pilot an entry for BDS Motorsports during the doubleheader.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 11 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 6 (7); Feature: 4 (6).

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 5 wins, 19 top fives, 28 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 24-25 at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the Copper Classic with the ASCS Southwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://youtu.be/RjDQszUzoe0

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Roth Motorsports

Roth Motorsports is a premier sprint car organization formed in 1992 by Dennis and Teresa Roth. For more information, visit http://www.RothMotorsports83.com .

"I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as the entire Roth team for the opportunity they have provided me," Scelzi said. "It's great to drive for a team that gives me a chance to win every time I hit the track."

Scelzi would also like to thank 3H Cattle, KPC Chassis, Weld Wheels, KW Suspension, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sparco, System 1 Ignition, FK Rod Ends, Tom Reitz Racing Engines and HR Livestock for their continued support.

 

 

Rilat Records First ASCS National Win Since July 2013 During Final Weekend of Season

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 13, 2017) - Travis Rilat saved his best for last during the 2017 season.

Rilat scored his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph since July 2013 and he earned three top 10s during a tripleheader hosted by Cocopah Speedway last weekend when he piloted a sprint car for BDS Motorsports for the second time this season.

"It was a really good weekend," he said. "Bryan Sundby's got good equipment and has been needing the win as well. He and I just seemed to hit it off."

The eventful weekend began on Thursday with Rilat charging from fourth to win a heat race and from sixth to fourth place in a qualifier. That gave the team the most overall points, which earned the pole position for the 25-lap A Main.

"It was as good as it could get," he said. "We drew a good heat, which made a lot of the difference, too. Everything fell our way. The car was perfect. It'd stick wherever we could put it. We had cautions at the right time. I guess you could say the stars aligned."

Rilat led the distance to record his first career win with BDS Motorsports and his third overall triumph of the season.

The team returned to the oval on Friday for Round 2, which got off to a strong start. Rilat won a heat race from the pole position before advancing from fifth to fourth place in a qualifier. He capped the night by placing ninth in the main event.

"We had the car really good in the heat again and were ok in the qualifier," he said. "The balance was a little off in the A Main. Although you want to win, we just needed to get a solid finish to build points for Saturday."

Rilat ranked third in overall event points following the two preliminary nights. That locked him into the third starting position for Saturday's A Main.

"The car was really good, but starting on the inside lane wasn't the spot to start," he said. "You had to get on the top of turns one and two on the start. The top two cars got up there and the whole outside row had an advantage. We fell to sixth on the opening lap and ran there the rest of the race."

Rilat closed the weekend with a sixth-place result, which marked his fourth consecutive top 10 with BDS Motorsports.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (4); Qualifier: 4 (6); Feature: 1 (1).

Nov. 10 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 4 (5); Feature: 9 (8).

Nov. 11 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Feature: 6 (3).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 15 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 22 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shop the BOSS

Located in Dallas, Shop the BOSS offers a large selection of hardwood flooring products below closeout prices for retail customers. For more information, visit http://www.ShoptheBOSS.com.

"Shop the BOSS was created by Richard Bell, who has been a really good friend," Rilat said. "He's got a pretty unique deal going on. As his business has grown and expanded, he's been able to do a lot more with the team."

Rilat would also like to thank Frio Chevrolet, MDS Boring & Drilling, Shark Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks and All Star Auto Reconditioning for their continued support.

 

 

NEW 12-RACE "SUPER SERIES" TO DEBUT IN 2018 AT SHARON FEATURING SIX $3000 TO-WIN "410" SPRINT EVENTS & SIX $2000 TO-WIN BIG-BLOCK MOD TOUR EVENTS

By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH November 13, 2017 While the 2018 season is more than five months away with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series opener on April 20, Sharon Speedway management has been hard at work crafting an exciting new program to the premiere "410" Sprint Car and Big-Block Modified divisions. The 89th anniversary season will feature a new 12-race program titled the "Super Series", which will include six events each for the "410" Sprint Cars ($3,000 to-win) and for the Big-Block Modifieds ($2,000 to-win) under the Mod Tour, Inc. banner.

Ever since the "410" Sprints ran weekly in 2010, Sharon has traditionally held Sprint shows as part of Ohio Speedweek and the "Lou Blaney Memorial". In recent years, some non-sanctioned events were added, which proved successful. Last year, Danny Holtgraver and Sye Lynch won these events, while NASCAR's Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell won the Ohio Speedweek and "Lou Blaney Memorial" shows respectively.

In effort to expand the "410" Sprint Cars presence at Sharon in 2018, the "Super Series" will feature an additional six $3,000 to-win increased purse events on May 12, June 2, June 30, August 4, August 11, and August 18.

Meanwhile, the headlining Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds will also have their share of special events in 2018. The ground-pounders will battle for increased purses six times as $2,000 will be on the line for their April 28 opener along with May 26, June 23, July 7 for the "Lou Blaney Memorial", July 21, and August 25. After a year's hiatus, the Mod Tour will return to Sharon and will sanction these events.

"We're really looking forward to bringing these events to Sharon in 2018," expressed General Manager Dave Willoughby. "The Sprint Cars have always been an important part of our program. The drivers and fans have really supported our events well in recent years so we're excited to give them some additional higher paying events. Big-Block Modified racers have been clamoring for more higher paying races in the area so this will give them the opportunity to race for more money as well. Along with these events, we're excited about Lucas Oil Late Models returning, three All Star Sprint events, the $10,000 to-win Penn-Ohio Stock event on June 16, and more for 2018."

The HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, and Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods will continue to make up the balance of the weekly program in 2018. These divisions are coming off a strong 2017 season that saw an average of 32 Stocks, 24 RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and 21 Econo Mods per night.

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. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Announces Ambitious 2018 Race Schedule

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Nov. 13, 2017) - Jackson Motorplex will feature three classes of sprint cars - Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprints and NSL non-wing sprints - on Friday nights throughout the 2018 season.

The recently renovated 4/10-mile oval welcomes MSTS sprint cars nine times with four of those dates under the Midwest Power Series banner, which will pay $2,500 to win and $400 to start on May 25, June 22, July 13 and Aug. 17. All MSTS shows at Jackson Motorplex will pay $400 to start in 2018.

There will be numerous 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars events highlighted by the 40 th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, which showcases the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series June 7-9 and pays $40,000 to win and $3,000 to start the finale.

The Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series makes its first-ever visit to Jackson Motorplex on Wednesday, July 18. The 50-lap main event pays $10,000 to win.

The Fall Classic will be a three-day event on Labor Day Weekend - Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 - that will showcase the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour all three nights, NSL non-wing sprint cars the opening night and 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars the final two nights.

RaceSaver sprints and NSL non-wing sprints will be showcased with a special season finale event on Sept. 21-22.

The season-opening Iowa Great Lakes Shootout is slated for May 11 and will feature 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprints and NSL non-wing sprints.

In other news, the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprints track champion will receive $1,000.

Visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com/schedule for the full tentative schedule and stay tuned to the Jackson Motorplex social media accounts for other special events to be announced soon.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars and NSL non-wing sprint cars among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Macedo 6th in SCCT Season Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- With Mother Nature delaying the SCCT season finale a week, plans were shifted and Cole Macedo found himself back in the seat of the potent Tarton Motorsports No. 21x on Saturday night in Stockton, CA where he would score a sixth place finish.

“I have never really ran well at Stockton, so I didn’t go into Saturday’s event with a ton of confidence,” Cole Macedo said. “Fortunately Paul Baines, and my dad gave me a great car and we were fast all night long, and came away with a great finish.”

Timing the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino backed No. 21x machine in fastest in his qualifying group, the Lemoore, CA youngster would finish second in his heat race and punch his ticket to both the Dash and the feature event.

Finishing seventh in the Dash, Macedo would line up for the 35-lap feature event in the fourth row on a racing surface that stayed really good, and fast, all night long. When the action came to life, Macedo found himself in the seventh position in the initial laps until moved into sixth on the race’s 10th lap.

Sitting in sixth when the race’s first caution flew, the ensuing restart would see him jump up to fourth only to see the caution flag waive and negate his strong move. When the green was displayed again, he would slip back to the seventh position until another caution flag was needed.

This restart would see the young gasser again get a good jump as he worked into the fifth spot but a slight mistake saw him give up the track position as he fell back to seventh.

Slipping as far back as the ninth position, Macedo would use a few double file restarts to make up some lost ground as he surged back up to sixth on the 27th lap where he would go on to close out his 2017 season.

“It was nice having my brother Carson there coaching me as well,” Macedo said. “We definitely had a strong car, but I just made some mistakes like getting my wing to bar and getting the car too tight. I am extremely thankful to the Tarlton’s for giving me this chance, and I am looking forward to hitting the gym this winter and getting ready for 2018.”

The Tarlton Motorsports team would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2017 season.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports has completed its 2017 season.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

 

 

Must See Racing

HOLLY, Mich. -- Must See Racing has announced the continuation of their partnership with Rev-X Products Inc. for the 2018 racing season.

A manufacturer and distributor of high performance oil and fuel additives, designed to reduce internal engine corrosion, Rev-X became the Official Product Supplier of Must See Racing this year.

Located in Grand Rapids, Mich., Rev-X Products has a decade-long record of success in the automotive and motorsports industries, creating, distributing and selling additives for oil, gasoline and diesel fuel applications.

“Rev-X Products are made by racers, for racers and have a long history of success in motorsports,” said Rick Beebe, National Sales Manager, Racing Development for Rev-X Products. “After a very successful 2017 racing season, we are pleased to continue our sponsorship with Must See Racing for the upcoming 2018 season." "Jim Hanks and his very talented crew have gone far and above in our partnership between Rev X and Must See Racing bringing some new twists to promotions and brand awareness for our company. We at Rev-X would also like to congratulate Jimmy McCune on his championship season. Lets make 2018 an even better adventure for all involved by bringing some new faces to the races!" “Our valued relationship with Rev-X Products extends our history of partnerships with first class companies that are committed to pursuing excellence both on and off the race track,” added Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “Rick and all the staff at Rev-X have been outstanding to work with and their products have produced spectacular results. We are pleased to build our partnership and brands at events, in the media, and on national television as we provide performance entertainment for racing fans everywhere.” “Must See Racing is built on and recognized for high performance and Rev-X Products deliver exactly that … performance. There is no better place than with the record setting World’s Fastest Short Track Cars to display their outstanding products and we are looking forward to the 2018 season and working with Rev-X once again.” Must See Racing’s North and South divisions conclude the 2017 season this weekend at North Carolina’s Hickory Motor Speedway, competing as part of the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltDown on Nov. 17-18. For more information on Rev-X Products, visit www.revxoil.com, and for more information on Must See Racing, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Krikke Motorsport Launch New Livery

It’s been a season of change for the Krikke Motorsport team leading into the 2017-18 season, which is set to continue with the team revealing the brand-new livery for their WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire (TEH) supported 410 Sprintcar, along with a range of new team merchandise.

Off the back of the introduction of new team driver Jamie Veal for this season, along with the launch of their new fully-responsive website, the Krikke Motorsport team have opted to give their car a makeover, replacing last season’s livery with a slick red, black and white design.

In addition to this, the team is also pleased to release a brand-new range of Veal merchandise, available for purchase via the online store on their website.

“It’s been quite a busy off season for us, with the addition of a new driver, the launch of a new website and range of merchandise, and brand-new car livery,” commented Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke.

“We’ve made some great steps towards improving a number of aspects within the team for this season and we’re very happy with how things are going so far. The team has really hit the ground running and we’re looking forward to carrying this momentum on the track for this season.”

Krikke Motorsport’s new Veal merchandise includes t-shirts and hoodies, which are available in a range of sizes and can be purchased through the team’s online store via the following link: www.krikkemotorsport.com.au/online-store.

The season debut for Veal and the Krikke Motorsport team will be the running of the Western Australian 410 Sprintcar Title, which will be held at the Perth Motorplex on the Saturday night of December 9.

Krikke Motorsport would like to thank the following 2017-18 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, BR Motorsports, Pumpa Manufacturing, Vortex Racing Products, Orrcon Steel, Darby’s Paints, Valvoline, A. Lucas Spraypainters, Skwid Signs, and Redline Media.

To find out more about the Krikke Motorsport team and to keep up to date with current news and results, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

A SEASON FOR THE AGES: Gravel and CJB Post Their Best Showing Ever 20 wins highlight dream season as attention turns to the 2018 campaign

CARLISLE, PA. - November 12, 2017 - Nine wins and a top-5 finish in the final series points standings during the 2016 campaign set the stage for both David Gravel and CJB Motorsports to experience a career year in 2017

"2016 was really cool," Gravel said. "We won quite a few races and so forth but we knew there were some areas we needed to improve upon. Barry (Jackson) went to work hard in the off season and we came out this year with an even better package. It was very impressive."

Gravel and the CJB team scored their first of twenty wins at the annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, FL. It was their only Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win on the season. Their overall performance from the five nights of racing also meant that the team was the champion of the event.

From there, the season kicked into high gear as the team scored three World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victories on the tours' first west coast swing. The team also did well on the east coast in May as they went three for four during one particular stretch in May.

"All of the Outlaw wins were special," Gravel said. "The wins in Pennsylvania at Lincoln (Speedway) and Williams Grove (Speedway) were very special since they were so close to where our shop is. New Eypgt (Speedway) meant a lot to me because it is pretty close to where I grew up so we had a lot of family and friends there."

Gravel and the team kept up their winning ways as June and July took over the calendar. A win in the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on July 11th, opened a very strong "Month of Money" for the CJB organization that culminated in a dominating performance at the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals. Car #5 timed in quickest overall on Thursday's qualifying night. Gravel then went on to win his heat race and the feature to score a perfect, 500 points on the night. He became the first driver in 25 years to accomplish such a feat.

The GoMuddy.com machine started on the pole for the $150,000-to-win event and had victory in hand before a mechanical failure ended their night.

"Losing the Nationals was pretty heart breaking, for sure," Gravel explained. "We really did have an amazing machine there. It does give us confidence for when we go back there next year."

The team didn't let the setback stop them as the continued to grab race wins throughout the months of August and September. The team slightly avenged their Knoxville Nationals loss by winning the Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in the fall.

Click above to watch the 2017 season recap for CJB Motorsports.

"That one was very special for Barry & the Clemens family," said Gravel. "I've won a National Open before but this was the first one for them and it meant a lot. It means a lot to me too. It's a huge race. We're very proud and grateful that we won it."

Gravel and the team put an exclamation point on their season by winning the final race of the year at the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. The win locked the team into third place in the Outlaws final points standings.

"Getting to twenty wins on the year was something that means a lot to us," Gravel said. "We wanted to get into double digits, but this was far and away something else entirely. It makes us proud as a team that we were in position that much to win races. That is how you win championships."

For now, Gravel and the team will head home to prepare for 2018.

"We obviously still have the goals of winning an Outlaws championship, a Knoxville Nationals title and a Kings Royal. That never really changes for a lot of teams I don't think. We have identified some areas where we can get better. Some stretches of the season where we need to improve on. We'll get there. It is also really key that we'll have our whole crew back together next season. That'll give us a leg up in some aspects. We're really thankful for the faith that Tod and GoMuddy.com have shown in us. We want to bring home all of those event wins for them. We're really looking forward to next season. Hopefully we'll be just a little bit better and accomplish some more of those goals."

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2017 FINAL STATS:

Events: 86

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 20

Top-5's: 47

Top-10's: 72

Heat Race Wins: 23

Dash Wins: 9

Average Time Trial: 6.8

Average A-main finish: 6.4

Total Laps Led: 421

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Points Standings: 3rd

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com.

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB: CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for David Gravel's apparel.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver David Gravel. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy, J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, All Star Performance, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, Arctic Cat, ATL Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

DRIVERS COLLECT AWARDS AT 2017 NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY BANQUET

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

The 2017 NAPA Wayne County Speedway awards banquet took place Saturday night at the Pines Golf Course Banquet room with 225 people in attendance to honor the top 10 drivers in the four class' pick up their awards. Following a delicious meal by the staff at the Pines Golf Course and a highlight video of the season, the awards were passed out.

In the Fisher Performance Sprints, Andrew Palker collected his third track championship (2012 & 2013) as he posted ten top 10's that included 3 wins and 2 seconds and a total of 464 points. Palker also had a 8th and 9th place finish in Arctic Cat All Star of Champions competition at NAPA WCS. Jordan Ryan was runner up with 447 points as he finished the season with eight top 10's with a second place finish being his best finish. Coming in third was Danny Mumaw with 388 points as he had six top 10's with a feature win and one 8th place finish against the All Stars. Competing on the dirt for the second year, Tyler Dunn took 4th in the points race with 381 points as he had four top 10's with a third being his best finish of the season. Rounding out the top 5 was Brad Haudenschild who accumulated 377 points with seven top 10's with one win and the 2014 and 2015 track champion also had the most heat wins with four. Scoring points in every race earned Steve Butler 6th place with 313 points with a highest feature finish of 7th. Jason Dolick's five top 10's put him at 7th in the points battle with 310 markers. Nick Patterson scored his sixth straight finish in the top ten as he totaled 308 points thanks to three top 10's. for 8th. Finishing 9th was Troy Kingan with 292 points as he had a 8th place feature finish as his best. Squeezing into the 10th place on the last points night was Clay Riney as he collected 285 points with four top 10's. The 17 year old seized his first feature win during the Blow Out by winning the Never Ever Won (NEW) feature.

Doug Drown racked up 597 points thanks to 6 wins and ten top 10's along with 8 heat race wins to claim the Kar Connection Super Late Model Crown, his third track championship (2005 & 2015) Drown also won the Attica Raceway Park/NAPA Wayne County Speedway Series for the second time by finishing second four times in the 5 race series. For the 6th year in a row, J R Gentry made the top ten as this season he finished second with 543 points thanks to nine top 10's that included 2 feature wins and two seconds. Ryan Markham also finished in the top ten for the 6th consecutive season with 540 points and 2 wins in his ten top 10's for third. Fourth place was claimed by Larry Bellman as he totaled 473 points behind his nine top 10's. Bellman's best finish was second in the Don Gross Memorial. Filling out the top five was Brett Bee, who ran a 604 Crate motor all year and accumulated 440 points on the strength of seven top 10's and a highest finish of 6th in feature action. Sixth place went to Charlie Duncan as he and Cody Scott both had 438 points as Duncan 2nd place in feature action earned him the higher position with eight tops tens with 7th going to Scott who had nine top 10's with four 3rd place feature results. Jim Nicely finished in the 8th position with 346 markers with six top 10's and 2nd being his best finish. Blaine Aber ended the season in ninth with 340 points as the three time track champion had three top 10's and a best finish of 5th. Taking 10th place with four top 10's and 307 points was Jerry Aber, who had a best finish of 6th in race action.

Bob Daugherty claimed the Lowes Super Stock crown with 658 points as he outdistanced the field with thirteen top 10's that had 7 feature wins and also nine heat wins. Daugherty won back to back features 3 time during the season that gave him his second track championship. Paul Holmes finished 2nd with 592 points with fifteen top 10's highlighted by 3 wins and 3 second place finishes. Ten top 10's with a feature win gave Jordan James 578 points which secured him third place. James also won the Mini Stock feature on the same night as he won the Super Stock feature to become the only driver to win in two class' on the same night at 'Orrville's Historic Oval'. Gary Hensel Jr.'s thirteen top 10's with four 2nd place feature finishes gave him 565 points and propelled him to 4th place. Chris Albright rounded out the top five with 531 points powered by 15 top 10's with a best finish of 4th. Another driver making it into the top ten for 6 years in a row was Tyler Nicely as he racked up eleven top 10's with a second place feature finish that was good for 530 points and 6th place. Taking 7th place was Jamie Gibbs as she collected 440 points by having eleven top 10's and finished 6th twice during the season. T A Perrine captured 8th place with 417 markers and six top 10's and a best finish of 2nd. With five top 10's and a third place finish helping him to score 384 points, Tod Bevilaqua was the ninth place finisher. Brandon Craver secured 10th place on the final points night as the 2012 track champion had six top 10's that included a 3rd place best finish for 333 points.

Although he never won a feature, Cory Staley led the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks with eleven top 10's that include second twice and third 3 times to score 516 points to pocket his 1st NAPA WCS Track Championship. Two time champ, Brad Hensel piled up 494 markers with ten top 10' and 5 wins for second. Dustin Bedlion came in 3rd with 458 points on the strength of eight top 10's and two third place finishes. With 2 wins and six top 10's for 453 points, former track champ Doug Hensel took home 4th place awards. Filling out the top five was Wes Staley as he chalked up 411 points thanks to 1 feature win and 6 top 10's. Michael Stewart totaled 401 points for 6th as he had five top 10's with a second place finish to highlight his season. In his 1st year of racing, Taylor Mazzoleni posted three top 10's and a 5th place as a best finish for 373 points for 7th. Eighth place went to Randy Gibson who also had three top 10's and a 6th place best finish for 371 points. Brianna Hensel finished 9th with 361 markers with four top 10's and a feature win that made her the 1st lady driver to win a regular feature at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. Using six top tens for 347 chips, Brent Boreman grabbed 10th in the points as he finished 6th twice during the year.

Awards were also handed out for the 'Summer Series' for both the Super Stocks and the Mini Stocks. Paul Holmes topped the Super Stock Series with 179 points as Gary Hensel Jr. (170) and Bob Daugherty (168) was second and third. Wes Staley won the final race of the Series for the Mini Stocks to win the crown with 171 points. Matt Miller (147) and Brad Hensel (143) followed.

The Schedule for 2018 is still being put together for another exciting season at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. Watch the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com and like us on Facebook/waynecountyspeedway for the latest information.



 

 

World of Outlaw Sprints Return To Jacksonville Speedway Friday April 13th

Tickets Available Now

The biggest event in the history of Jacksonville Speedway is now set for Friday April 13th as the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to Jacksonville Speedway for an event paying $10,000 to the winner.

The past two Outlaw events in 2014 (won by Christopher Bell) and 2016 (won by Joey Saldana) were mid-week events with a $6,000 to win payout.  For 2018 we are stepping it up with a weekend event on our normal Friday race night and a $10,000 payout to the event winner - and the largest overall purse in the history of the Speedway.

As in past years we are selling tickets in advance and plan to have the grandstand sold-out well in advance of the event.  Even though the event has gotten bigger, ticket prices are the same as in prior years.

We have to ticket levels for adults:

$100 VIP Ticket - Includes a reserved seat of your choice, pre-race party featuring complimentary food and beverage until 6:30, complimentary pit pass and event souvenir.

$50 General Admission Ticket - General grandstand seating.

(Teen tickets are $25 and kids 10 and under are $10 for either a VIP or Grandstand ticket with an accompanying adult ticket purchase)

We will only sell 1,400 total tickets to ensure plenty of room in the grandstands for our guests.  Tickets are moving quick, so be sure to purchase yours soon.

HOW TO ORDER

1. Simply text us at 217-371-3653 or email us at jacksonvillespeedway@gmail.com indicating how many tickets you wish to purchase and whether you prefer to pay by check or credit card.  We will reply with instructions regarding payment.

2. Download This Form and return it with your desired ticket order and include payment or credit card information.

3. Stop by Barney's Pizza and Pub in Jacksonville and ask for a ticket order form to complete.  You can leave it at Barney's with payment info or return it by mail.

Thank you for your support of this event and your continued support of Jacksonville Speedway.   

Ken Dobson
Jacksonville Speedway
217-371-3653

PS - Later this week we plan to begin selling our season passes at our Thanksgiving sale prices.  Please contact me if you wish to be contacted regarding a season pass.

 

 

2017 SEASON AWARDS WEEK HONORS DRIVERS
IN THE HOOSIER TIRE MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES

Haubstadt, IN - November 10, 2017 - The top drivers participating with the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series this season will be receiving awards being distributed to finalize the 2017 season. This year the week beginning November 6th will serve as the annual MSCS Awards Week.
Post season awards include sending point fund checks to all eligible top 10 drivers. Rosewood plaques were provided to drivers placing second to fifth in points. An additional special award plaque served to honor the MSCS Hard Charger of the Year. And there are various other contingency prizes.
Brady Short of Mitchell, IN, won a fourth MSCS crown. His lead over runner-up Carson Short of Marion, IL, as the season ended was 129 points. In route to the season title, Brady Short was ever consistent in finishing in the top 10 in all 15 feature events held. He also remains as the All Time MSCS Feature Wins leader with 22 victories! The
22nd win was at Brownstown Speedway in June. A third place feature finish in the
Hoosier Sprint Nationals at Haubstadt on August 5th propelled him into the points lead. Carson Short had led the standings the previous seven stops on the tour.
Brady Short was presented with the driver championship trophy prior to the Harvest Cup in October at Tri-State Speedway. Cam Pottorff was the Championship Car Owner. The Champion’s portion of the Hoosier Tire sponsored MSCS Points Fund was $3,000. The point fund which is sponsored by Hoosier Tire MIdwest was increased this year with the complete payout totaling $8,950. Embroidered award jackets from Hoosier Tire were also provided to honor the Champions and Rookie of the Year.
Kendall Ruble of Vincennes, IN, was awarded the MSCS Rookie of the Year trophy trackside following the feature at the last race. Ruble finished in seventh place in overall series points. The two awards resulted in the driver receiving two checks. In addition to the point fund check he received a check for $750 as the Rookie of the Year. Ruble also received a valuable certificate towards the purchase of a custom driver’s uniform from Hinchman Indy Racing Uniforms. Each season Hinchman sponsors this award in support of the MSCS driver development program..
Brandon Mattox finished third in season points. The Centerpoint, IN, sprint car driver moved up to third in the standings to begin July and protected that spot the second half of the season. In addition to Carson Short and Brandon Mattox, Kyle Cummins and Kent Schmidt received top five plaques. The remainder of the top ten drivers included Robert Ballou, rookies Kendall Ruble and Ben Knight, Donny Brackett, and Chase Stockon.
Chet Williams finished eleventh, just outside of the top ten.
Champion Brady Short received the plaque from MSCS for being the 2017 Hard Charger of the Year. The special plaque is awarded each year to the driver who is the Hard Charger of the Race the most times. Brady Short accomplished that feat 5 times during the season. Kevin Thomas Jr., recorded the most MSCS feature wins with three.
Merchandise certificates from AFCO totaling over $500 were awarded to the top drivers from those who signed up with MSCS for their racing shocks program. Two awards went to Kendall Ruble. Brady Short and Donny Brackett were also recipients. Three of the top ten MSCS drivers participated in the program this past season.
The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa, also contributes three membership packets each season. They are provided for the Champion, Points Runner- up, and Rookie of the Year.
The Midwest Sprint Car Series wishes to thank all the series sponsors, drivers, car owners, track promoters, officials, journalists, photographers, and all those enthusiastic race fans for their involvement and support in 2017.
Sponsors who provided awards associated with each racing event held include Hooker Harness, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, and Wilwood Brakes.
This was the 17th season of racing for MSCS. The schedule of 17 events was 88%
completed. Only 2 events fell victim to weather. Over one hundred drivers participated in the MSCS races. They arrived to race at an average of 28 cars per event. The two highest car counts for the season belonged to Lincoln Park Speedway with 40 registered twice.
Management will be working with track promoters in the weeks ahead to complete an equally challenging schedule of MSCS non-wing sprint car races for 2018.

H o o s i e r T i r e MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES POINTS : TOP 21 DRIVERS

1) 11p Brady Short 929
2) 21 Carson Short 800
3) 28 Brandon Mattox 727
4) 3R Kyle Cummins 697
5) 5k Kent Schmidt 623
6) 12 Robert Ballou 614
7) 17 Kendall Ruble 559 R
8) 45k Ben Knight 538 R
9) 4b Donny Brackett 533
10) 32 Chase Stockon 487
11) 38 Chet Williams 453
12) 18 Jarett Andretti 412
13) 3 Dakota Jackson 404
14) 14 Jadon Rogers 401
15) 10 Aric Gentry 393
16) 17m Max McGhee 390
17) 24 Nate McMillin 373
18) 61M Stephen Schnapf 354 R
19) 11 James Lyerla 353
20) 77 Jon Stanbrough 352
21) 98 Brandon Morin 351

R - Rookie Driver

 

Provided as News & Information for MSCS

 

 

PRI 2017 Includes Top-Rated Motorsports Conferences, Attractions -- Added features helps race professionals discover newest products, stay up-to-date on emerging trends and discover cutting-edge technology –

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2017) — The 30th Anniversary Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, taking place December 7-9, 2017, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, will feature special attractions and exclusive conferences that make PRI the must-attend trade show for racing professionals. Race industry professionals who sign up to attend the PRI Show at (www.pri2017.com ) are able to participate in these special attractions that offer unlimited business opportunities and invaluable industry insights.

"Through our exclusive conferences, seminars, and attractions at the PRI Show, attendees can meet industry leaders face-to-face and learn about emerging technologies and new products during the three biggest business days in racing," said PRI General Manger Bill Miller. "No other trade show in the world offers these special features, which makes PRI the only trade show where racing professionals can remain at the forefront of the motorsports industry."

New this year, the exciting Featured Products Showcase ( www.pri2017.com/featuredproduct) enables exhibitors to highlight their products, making it even easier for buyers to find relevant exhibitors. Also new is the exclusive Tribute to AJ Foyt Exhibit, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of Foyt’s record-setting fourth Indianapolis 500 win. Finally, the all-new PRI Simulator Challenge offers attendees an opportunity to race on some of the world’s most challenging tracks against amateur and professional competitors in high-end race simulators.

The Grand Opening Breakfast, the traditional morning kickoff event that takes place immediately before the PRI Show opens, offers showgoers a unique opportunity to witness MAVTV’s Dave Despain interview motorsports legend Chip Ganassi in a casual and intimate stage setting.

"Chip Ganassi is one of the most dynamic and forward-thinking team owners in racing today," said Miller. "Only at the PRI Show can you see Ganassi take part in an intimate and highly entertaining program led by the one and only Dave Despain."

Exclusive conferences like the Race Track Business Conference (RTBC), which offers cutting-edge presentations from leading industry professionals on the current status of motorsports, and the International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS) Annual Congress, a top-level forum for professionals in the field of motorsports safety and science, are among highlights of this year’s lineup. Other popular PRI Show attractions such as the PRI Happy Hour at Lucas Oil Stadium, Day at the Speedway at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), International Motorsports Trade Seminar, and Machinery Row add to the value of attending the 2017 PRI Show.

In addition, the days leading up to and including the PRI Show, which have come to be known as Race Industry Week, will offer a range of motorsports-related activities in and around the Indiana Convention Center beginning on Monday, December 4. Numerous conferences, seminars and other special events will provide unlimited business opportunities and provide invaluable insights on the latest technologies and how to apply them throughout the racing world. For more information, visit https://pri2017.mapyourshow.com/sessions.

This year’s PRI Trade Show will feature over 1,100 companies exhibiting in more than 3,400 booths and showcasing the latest developments in auto racing technology. Tens of thousands of buyers from all 50 states and 70 countries will be on hand to conduct business, network, and discover innovative solutions to boost their bottom lines and racing programs for 2018 and beyond.

To register for the 2017 PRI Trade Show, log on to www.pri2017.com.

About Performance Racing Industry Since its inception in 1986, Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has served as the motorsports industry's key source for trends, merchandising ideas, new products, business strategies, and more. Through its monthly business magazine, Performance Racing Industry, and the world’s premier auto racing trade show, the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN, motorsports industry members from all over the world remain in tune with the worldwide racing marketplace. For more information, visit www.performanceracing.com.

 

 

J&J AUTO RACING CONTINUES WIN STREAK Schatz Steals the Show, Wins the War in Charlotte

McKENZIE, Tenn. (November 10, 2017) – J&J Auto Racing teams continued to harvest wins last week as the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer saw four drivers earn wins in three states and two countries including Florida, New Jersey, North Carolina and Australia.

For the fifth consecutive year, Donny Schatz and the No. 15 Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team broke through the 20-win barrier with a victory at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte on November 3rd. The win put Schatz at 23 victories thus far in 2017. The Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Curb/Ford Performance/J&J team also claimed the 2017 World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series title to wrap up the traditional racing season. They were honored at the WoO series banquet on Sunday, Nov. 5 in Concord, NC.

J&J Auto Racing was also named as the 2017 WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series “Chassis Builder of the Year” at the awards banquet.

Highlights from the banquet can be found here: http://woosprint.com/news/latest-news/4819-open-red-ep-71-championship-banquet

Lucas Wolfe drove to another victory in the Northeast over the weekend, posting a win against the United Racing Club (URC) at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey. The triumph marked Wolfe’s fourth win in a J&J Auto Racing entry this season. Hayden Campbell picked up a win at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL, on Oct. 28 against the Top Gun Sprint Series to earn his second win behind the wheel of a J&J Auto Racing entry this year in back-to-back weekends.

Dave Murcott won the Australian Sprintcar Allstar event at Maxi Moves Timmis Speedway in Mildura, Vic., Australia on Nov. 4 as the sprint car racing action overseas heats up. In addition, Jamie Oldfield took the winning international on Nov. 3 as he drove to victory lane at the Perth Motorplex in Australia.

For a complete summary of current J&J Auto Racing team victories please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

10/28/17 Hayden Campbell East Bay Raceway Park/FL Top Gun Sprint Series

11/3/17 Lucas Wolfe Bridgeport Speedway/NJ URC

11/3/17 Donny Schatz The Dirt Track @ Charlotte/NC WoO

11/3/17 Jamie Oldfield Perth Motorplex/AUS 360ci Division

11/4/17 Dave Murcott Timmis Speedway/AUS Australian Sprintcar Allstars

11/4/17 Donny Schatz 2017 Champion WoO

To see a complete list of J&J Auto Racing race winners to-date, visit http://jandjautoracing.com/About/?Page=Winners

 

 

40th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals Paying $40,000 to Win and $3,000 to Start

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Nov. 10, 2017) - The AGCO Jackson Nationals is developing into one of the marquee sprint car events in the country and next year's 40th edition of the three-day spectacle is taking another huge leap forward.

Jackson Motorplex will host the 40th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series June 7-9 with the Saturday night finale paying $40,000 to win and $3,000 to start. The total payout is more than $300,000.

"We're thrilled to have AGCO back on board as the title sponsor of the AGCO Jackson Nationals," Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said. "Our goal is to improve the event each year for the fans and competitors and I know the 40th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals will be a must-see event."

Tickets for the event, which featured a reserved three-day combination deal for only $99, go on sale on Jan. 1, 2018, at http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com or by calling 507-822-7314.

More information about the 2018 event, including the support classes, will be announced throughout the offseason. Stay tuned to the Jackson Motorplex social media accounts for the latest news.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from late April through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars and NSL non-wing sprint cars among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Brian Brown – World Finals Podium Rounds Out Season!

(Bill W) November 9, 2017 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team rounded out a great season with a podium finish at Saturday night’s World Finals for the World of Outlaws at the Dirt Track in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver had driven from row ten to finish twelfth on Friday.

On Thursday, you qualified 11th quick for Friday’s event and sixth quick for Saturday’s finale.

We were a little disappointed to be honest, especially with our qualifying for Friday. It was below our expectations for sure. It’s really important to put yourself on the front row of that heat to have a good shot at finishing in the top two and getting to the Dash.

You started fourth in Friday’s heat, and had a good battle with Donny Schatz early on.

We were able to pass (Donny) Schatz and get into second there for a while. He ended up getting back by. On the double-file restart, I should have been lined up on the outside, but I was on the inside. That hurt, and Shane (Stewart) got us at the end and we were fourth.

That put you in row two of the B, but you were able to win that.

We had trouble getting going. The first start didn’t go, and then Sam (Hafertepe) and Paige (Polyak) got together. I actually was taking it a little easier than I should have been. I thought something might happen between them there, and we got lucky to get up there. Unfortunately, Paige had some damage to her car. We were able to win it, and at that point, we were confident, but we were buried in the back.

You were able to charge through the field and did a nice job.

We had a really good car. We got into the top ten there, but with five or six to go, we got into an infield tire. That broke our left front shock and we lost a couple spots and ended up twelfth. Still, we felt good about a car that was capable of running about eighth after starting in row ten.

Being sixth quick for Saturday’s program helped your position and you started outside row one for your heat. That put you in good position.

We started in a good spot, but we had Greg Wilson and Brad Sweet behind us. We had to work to finish second there and get in the Dash. We got lucky with the pill draw and won the Dash from the front row.

What did you think of your chances starting from the pole? You won this race three years ago.

We felt like we had a good opportunity to win. We had a good race with Ryan Smith there for a couple laps. We were able to get to the lead. We had a double-file restart on lap four. Hindsight is 20/20, but maybe I should have picked a different line. Donny got by us there and we had a good race for a couple of laps sliding back and forth. That was fun.

You ended up in a three-way battle for the lead at that point.

We had another restart and it was (Donny’s) turn to pick a line. He picked the outside and set a good pace. I felt we were right there with him. We had a couple opportunities, but they weren’t quite good enough to make a pass. (David) Gravel got a run at us on another restart and we were third. I still felt we had a car capable of winning. We were within three or four car lengths at the end. Gravel was in my line and we were on him. He got by Donny and we were within three feet of Donny. We were right there and finished third.

You ended the year on a strong note.

It was a good finish to the season. We’re looking forward to next year. We have all the same partners back, and Chad (Morgan) and Michael (Williams) are back to. All our equipment will be the same, so we’re really looking forward to continuing with our momentum.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

Follow Brian at his website located at www.BrianBrownRacing.com Brian Brown Racing - Official Website of Sprint Car Driver ... www.brianbrownracing.com Official website of sprint car driver Brian Brown. Brian entertains fans around the world in an open-wheeled, winged sprint car.

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Also keep up with FVP, Casey’s and Brian on Facebook and Twitter at the following links…

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

Brian Brown Racing – www.facebook.com/pages/Brian-Brown-Racing/200630163294222

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Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brian’s Bits

Brian competed in 55 feature events in 2007. He registered 14 (25%) wins, 29 (53%) top fives and 35 (64%) top tens.

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,900 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 4th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution.

Marketing Partner of the Week – Wormall Civil

Wormall Contracting commenced operations in 1984, primarily as a specialist underground services installation contractor. A period of sustained growth saw the company transform into Wormall Civil, a main contractor now for over ten years, providing quality civil engineering construction services to both private developers and government clients.

Wormall Civil operates throughout the greater Perth metropolitan area and regional WA, having undertaken a number of major projects along the northern coastal strip between Perth and Geraldton and mining/resource developments in the Pilbara, the Mid and North West.

The company's standard of work and positive outcomes for its valued clients has seen it attain preferred contractor status with leading land developers throughout this region. Wormall Civil is also a Tier 1 civil contractor for the state government land agency LandCorp.

Wormall Civil is a third party accredited company to AS/NZS ISO 9001 Quality Management System, AS/NZS 4801 Safety Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems.

This proud WA family-owned and operated company is backed by a strong and stable management team with extensive ground up experience, together with a committed team of qualified civil engineering and project management professionals and dedicated field staff. Visit them online at www.WormallCivil.com.au!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Arctic Cat

For over 40 years, World Class Snowmobiles™ have been wearing the Arctic Cat name. Arctic Cat is equally proud to make Arctic Cat ATVs, too. They represent dedication and commitment to advanced manufacturing techniques, engineering innovation and industry leadership. Arctic Cat Inc., based in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, designs, engineers, manufactures and markets snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) under the Arctic Cat brand name, as well as related parts, garments and accessories. The Company markets its products through a network of independent dealers located throughout the contiguous United States and Canada, and through distributors representing dealers in Alaska, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and other international markets. The Arctic Cat brand name is among the most widely recognized and respected names in the snowmobile and ATV industry.

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Wormall Civil, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps/ impact4800.com, Champion Brands, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, MSD ignition, MC Power, Housby, Searsboro Telephone Company, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines, and Fortress Wealth Management for all their support!

 

 

Classic Noms Continue To Roll In, Hughes and Smith Sign Up!

Having grown up in the shadows of Sungold Stadium, Allansford’s Jacob Smith will again contest the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic when the 46th edition of the prestigious event hits the Sungold Stadium circuit from January 19 to 21.

Joining Smith in the field will be Traralgon’s Andrew Hughes who has been on somewhat of a steady up=curve with his racing in the past 12 months, culminating in a heat race win and a confidence building A-Main appearance in last Saturday night’s third round of the Eureka Sprintcar Series.

Smith who finished his 2017 Classic campaign with a 16th place in C-Main 2 is capable of a far stronger result, and will be looking to put his best foot forward come Classic time for his sponsors Mepunga Grains, Goodyear Warrnambool, Dairytech and Warrnambool Truck and Trailer.

For Hughes the Maxwill Race Engines powered Cool, will be backed by Linx Finance, Adroit, M&K Insurance, Hughes Plant and Tyrell Partners Accountants.

Having also found himself with a C-Main 1 finish in 2017, Hughes will be looking to add an improved result to his racing resume in January.

The 2018 46th edition of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2018 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Madsen Returning to Big Game Motorsports for 2018 Season

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 9, 2017) - Big Game Motorsports and veteran Kerry Madsen are teaming up again in 2018.

"We are thrilled to announce that Kerry will be back with Big Game Motorsports again in 2018," Big Game Motorsports Representative Luke Lundt said. "Since Day 1 Kerry has been a true professional and a team-oriented driver. You could not find someone better to work with over the last 12 months.

"The car was fast everywhere we went in 2017. That only happens when you have an outstanding team. We want to thank Guy, Nate and Chris, along with Kerry, on their dedication, commitment and resilience. Our team performed at an extremely high level on and off the track. We had a great year in 2017 and are looking forward to building upon that in 2018."

Big Game Motorsports recorded eight feature victories, including five with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The Muddy backed team produced 34 top fives and an astounding 51 top 10s in 59 races.

"The level of consistency we had is usually something that takes years with a crew chief and a driver," Madsen said. "That takes a bit of time. That's not easy to find. Some of those tracks Guy hadn't been to and there were a lot of tracks that Guy hadn't had a lot of time at. Our package is so good we saw good results."

With crew chief Guy Forbrook and Madsen returning to their roles, the 2018 plan will be a similar schedule to this year with slightly more traveling.

"I can't wait to get to Florida (in February)," Madsen said. "I know the car is going to be fast and I think we can get better. It's pretty exciting."

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 8 wins, 34 top fives, 51 top 10s, 54 top 15s, 56 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

Established in 1977 in Windom, Minn., Big Game Treestands® has grown to be a leading company in the outdoor industry. Big Game Treestands® offers a Rock Solid™ line of field tested, safety certified above TMA requirements, welded steel stands & free standing elevated platforms that gives you not only a safe and extremely sturdy vantage point, but also reliable all-day comfort at a great value. Large, non-slip standing platforms, top-notch fastening systems, and our innovative pinned, sleeved ladder sections provide the Rock Solid ™ stance, twist free climbing, and all around silence that Big Game Treestands® is known for. Non-glare, powder coat finish keeps our products hidden from nature's wary eye.

For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2017.

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

 

 

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series finale at Hickory Motor Speedway will be featured on Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT and televised on MAVTV.

HOLLY, Mich. -- A national audience will have eyes on the Must See Racing Championships this year, as the Nov. 17-18 event at Hickory Motor Speedway will be taped for a future airing of Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT on the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

The two-day spectacle of speed will crown Jimmy McCune as a three-time champion of the 410ci asphalt winged sprint car series, as well as close the book on what has been a record-setting season for the tour.

"We couldn't be happier than to have our friends with SPEED SPORT working with us again to deliver 'The World's Fastest Short Track Cars' to a national television audience," said Must See Racing founder and president Jim Hanks. "This is going to be a huge event for our fans and drivers, and the addition of the Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT television broadcast will certainly make this season's finale one to remember."

The upcoming Hickory race continues the Must See Racing television partnership with SPEED SPORT Productions this season, following on from broadcasts of the Mother's Day Classic and Engine Pro Fast Car Slash at Berlin Raceway, as well as the 69th annual Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM at Anderson Speedway.

“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Must See Racing and bring this exciting form of sprint car racing to Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV,” said SPEED SPORT president Ralph Sheheen. “We couldn’t ask for a better setting for Must See Racing’s season finale than the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, where many legends of motorsports have refined their skills on the track.”

Sheheen and Derek Pernesiglio will anchor the broadcast from the booth, with Dillon Welch serving as pit reporter.

Eight different states will be represented by the drivers in the field for the MSR Championships, which will feature a full slate of Abe's Auto Parts Time Trials, two 25-lap qualifying races and the 50-lap championship feature, all under the glimmer of the SPEED SPORT cameras.

Rev-X Products, which stepped up this season as the Official Product Supplier of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro, will serve as the presenting sponsor for the television package.

"It's been a great year for all of us at Rev-X, from supporting a great group of officials and racers to our involvement with Jimmy and Anthony McCune, as well as Jeff Bloom," said Rick Beebe, National Sales Manager, Racing Development for Rev-X Products. "As far as we're concerned, our partnership has been a total success and we are happy to continue our relationship with Jim Hanks and everyone at Must See Racing by supporting their upcoming television package at Hickory Motor Speedway. We look forward to being a part of it and to a successful finale to the season."

The Pro All Stars Series South will be racing alongside the Must See Racing sprint cars during the event weekend at Hickory, with the $15,000-to-win Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 marking one of the biggest super late model races in the Southeastern United States.

For more information on the MSR Championships at Hickory Motor Speedway, as well as all the latest news from the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Kevin Swindell Racing Produces Numerous Proud Moments During 2017 Campaign

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Nov. 9, 2017) - Kevin Swindell Racing had a breakout season in its first full year as a winged sprint car team.

Spencer Bayston drove to a pair of feature victories and Sammy Swindell led the Swindell Speed Lab backed team into the Kings Royal A Main.

"It was probably better than we expected," Kevin Swindell said. "We put ourselves in position to win races a fair amount of time. Whether it was the car, yellows or just circumstances that hurt us, I think we could have won five or six races this year. I'm excited and happy we were able to put as much speed into it. We'll go into next year with some notes for a lot of tracks that we saw for the first time as well."

Bayston captured the biggest win of the season on April 15 when he scored an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio.

"It was a great start to the year," he said. "I remember right out of qualifying we were fast. I started seventh in the A Main and it took me a minute to get rolling. All of a sudden we hit our stride mid-race. I was able to work in the middle in turns one and two where everyone else was around the top. We got the lead and cruised home. It was a shocking night, but a moment of knowing that we were a competitor."

Bayston backed up the impressive triumph on June 22 at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, with the All Stars.

"We were so good," he said. "That track was in my comfort zone. I think every time we took the green I was able to drive away from the field. It showed we didn't get lucky at Attica and that we can contend for wins. That was a sigh of relief to know we were able to do it again."

Sammy Swindell also had a special summer moment after a last-minute decision to tackle the Kings Royal finale in July, when he made his debut driving for his son's team.

"Getting in the Kings Royal with dad on a short notice and not our best foot forward was special," Kevin Swindell said. "That was cool for me to do that with him as tough as that deal can be to get in."

The Swindell Speed Lab sponsored team produced numerous other strong results and will carry momentum into 2018, when Bayston will drive in approximately 40 races.

"Overall it was a really good year," he said. "It was a learning year for sure. Going into it knowing it was a new team and new program with a rookie driver and a rookie crew chief, we had a lot to work on and build and I think we did a good job. We were able to work off each other and gain knowledge on the driving and setup side as well. We were in position to win many, many more races. That is a confidence boost to carry into next year."

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 13 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 20 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Racing Optics

Racing Optics is the world's largest manufacturer of laminated tearoffs for auto racing helmets, motorcycle racing helmets and helmet shield protectors. For more information, visit http://www.RacingOptics.com.

"I really appreciate all of the support from everyone at Racing Optics," Swindell said.

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, John Christner Trucking, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components, High Performance Lubricants and Swindell Speed Lab for their continued support.

 

 

Johnny Herrera Racing Offering Top-Notch Ride for Chili Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (Nov. 9, 2017) - Johnny Herrera has one remaining ride open for the 2018 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

The midget is a 2016 Spike with a new Esslinger engine. The car is all titanium with a carbon body and was driven by Ryan Bernal in the 2017 Chili Bowl.

"This is a top-notch midget," Herrera said. "Everything is in great shape and it will give anyone an opportunity to be a contender at the Chili Bowl."

Serious inquires can message Herrera on Twitter ( https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2 ) or via the contact page on his website at http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com .

Bricen James, who finished eighth in a C Main to narrowly miss a transfer into a B Main during his Chili Bowl debut last year, is slated to return to the Johnny Herrera Racing stable and will be joined by Scottie McDonald.

Herrera will not be racing in the Chili Bowl this year and will work solely on his three midgets throughout the event.

SEASON STATS -

49 races, 3 wins, 18 top fives, 39 top 10s, 42 top 15s, 44 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

Herrera has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Morton Excavating

Morton Excavating is an excavating business located in Coweta, Okla.

"Morton Excavating came on board early last year and has developed into a great friendship as well as a partnership," Herrera said. "It started out as me asking them to move some dirt for me and has turned into a friendship and at the same time Blaine and Kim came on board as a big supporter of our program."

Herrera would also like to thank Competition Suspension Inc., Champion Brands, Mesilla Valley Transportation, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products, CSR Garage and Heidbreder Foundation Services for their continued support.

 

 

Date Set for 2018 World of Outlaws Boot Hill Showdown at DCRP

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (November 9, 2017) – It’s time for Sprint Car racing fans to break out those 2018 calendars. And the date can be circled for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series return to Dodge City Raceway Park.

The 2018 World of Outlaws “Boot Hill Showdown” atop the 3/8-mile DCRP clay oval is set for Saturday night, October 20.

With this year’s “Boot Hill Showdown” following victim to frigid temperatures, next October’s return marks the first World of Outlaws Sprint Car event at Dodge City Raceway Park since July of 2015 when nine-time and reigning series champ Donny Schatz and Memphis shoe Jason Sides split victory honors.

While Sides and Schatz are the most recent series winners at DCRP, it’s Oklahoma native and 2013 WoO champion Daryn Pittman that has enjoyed the most success in recent years with three triumphs in the most recent five events including a two-night sweep of the 2014 “Boot Hill Showdown”.

While Pittman has enjoyed recent success, Joey Saldana tops the overall win charts with five victories. Saldana’s last win at DCRP came in June of 2010.

The balance of the 2018 Dodge City Raceway Park is near completion and will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Past World of Outlaws “Boot Hill Showdown” winners at Dodge City Raceway Park:

7/4/15 – Donny Schatz

7/3/15 – Jason Sides

7/5/14 – Daryn Pittman

7/4/14 – Daryn Pittman

7/6/13 – Daryn Pittman

7/5/13 – Donny Schatz

6/23/12 – Kraig Kinser

6/22/12 – Steve Kinser

7/2/11 – Jason Sides

7/1/11 – Craig Dollansky

6/14/10 – Joey Saldana

6/12/10 – Sammy Swindell

6/13/09 – Joey Saldana

6/12/09 – Joey Saldana

6/21/08 – Donny Schatz

6/20/08 – Joey Saldana

6/23/07 – Daryn Pittman

6/22/07 – Jason Meyers

7/1/06 – Joey Saldana

10/8/05 – Danny Lasoski

6/22/04 – Steve Kinser

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

 

 

Dancer Caps Season With First Appearance at World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 9, 2017) - Shawn Dancer wrapped up the 2017 season last weekend at the Textron Off Road World Finals hosted by The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

"It's a tough deal for someone that's never been there before," he said. "You get three laps of practice and then you go into qualifying for both of your nights. You have to be spot on from the get-go."

Dancer said his car felt good, but the engine seemed to be lagging a bit. It hindered his qualifying efforts - 22nd in his group for Friday's show and 24th in his group for Saturday - which set him up for a tough weekend.

"Friday night, we started eighth and made our way up to fifth (in a heat race)," he said. "I was sleeping on the last restart or I think we could have gotten up and battled for a transfer spot."

Starting ninth in the C Main didn't discourage Dancer. After hitting a tire on the start and falling to 12th, he made his way up to second to transfer to the Last Chance Showdown.

"We had to start in the back of the LCS and the track slicked up a lot," he said. "That was ok, but the air was so dirty back there that you just couldn't go anywhere."

Dancer advanced from 18th to 15th in the consolation race.

"We started eighth in the heat race on Saturday and we finished seventh," he said. "In the C Main, we started ninth and we just weren't as good so we finished sixth."

Dancer enjoyed his debut at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and is planning a return trip in the future.

"Overall, it was a really good season," he said. "We got better toward the end of the year so hopefully that will continue into next season."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 5 (8); C Main: 2 (9); B Main: 15 (18).

Nov. 4 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 7 (8); C Main: 6 (9).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 11 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 20 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Amshaw Service Center

Amshaw Service Center, which is based in Delphos, Ohio, is a service center for semi trucks and trailers.

"Amshaw Service Center offers complete services and road service calls," Dancer said. "The company and its employees do great work and are a big supporter of our race team."

Dancer would also like to thank Dancer Logistics, Inc., Global Warehousing, King Racing Products, Pitsenbarger Supply, Mox Nursery, Friedrich Lawn Care and FSR Radiators for their continued support.

 

 

Reutzel Closes out Season at Cocopah

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (November 9, 2017) – It all began at Florida in February. Now, a quick nine months later, Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team will finish out the 2017 season with a three-day weekend in far southwest Arizona.

And it’s a place that Reutzel has found to his liking in the past.

Sitting a solid second in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points, Reutzel looks to finish out the season strong aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, AZ. Action begins on Thursday night with two more rounds of competition on Friday and Saturday.

Reutzel topped last year’s season finale at Cocopah. He also enjoyed his first 410-ci Sprint Car win at Cocopah at the outset of the 2015 season.

“We always have good speed there,” the driver of the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited machine said.

Reutzel enters the Cocopah weekend coming off a Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals triumph that ran his season total to seven wins among more than 40 overall top-tens in another stellar season for the Clute, TX, racer.

As always in ASCS competition, heat race success in this weekend’s Cocopah triple will be paramount. “Hopefully we can get through our heat in good shape and go from there,” Reutzel comments. “As long as we don’t get buried too far back, we usually have good enough speed at Cocopah to finish strong.”

In a season that has included nearly 80 race nights for the driver of the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance entry, another victory lane trip or two would be the ideal way to transition into a quick off-season.

2017 Quick Stats: 76 races, 7 wins, 29 top-fives, 43 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season finale at Yuma, Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway on November 9-11.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

CHAMPIONS KRUSEMAN AND GARDNER TEAM UP FOR OVAL NATIONALS

(Ventura, CA, November 9, 2017) In a late deal, two Southern California racing champions, Cory Kruseman of Ventura and Ronnie Gardner of Riverside, have teamed up for this week’s 22nd Annual “Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction” at Perris Auto Speedway. The three-day race, which begins on Thursday, November 9th, will culminate with a $25,000.00 to win 40-lap main event on Saturday, November 11th.

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Ronnie Gardner practicing for the first time in the Cory Kruseman #7K at Perris Auto Speedway

on Wednesday night. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

The last second pairing came about when Arizona’s Landon Cling, who was slated to drive for Kruseman at the Ovals, flipped and suffered a concussion during the running of the “Western World Championships” at the Arizona Speedway last Saturday night. With Cling unable to compete this weekend, there was only one driver that Kruseman wanted to call and that was Gardner, who is close to sewing up his fifth consecutive USAC Western Midget Championship.

“It was a no brainer (to call Gardner) as he does a good job at Perris and always tries real hard,” said Kruseman, who won the Oval Nationals driving for Tony Stewart in 2003 and 2004. “He almost won a main event there earlier this year and he respects the equipment he drives. I am looking forward to working with him this weekend.”

Gardner, a 29-year-old who got engaged two months ago, was not looking forward to missing the Oval Nationals for the second year in a row. Last year the team he was driving for was forced to scratch just before the race and this year the team did not enter a car. Seeing he did not have a ride, Perris Auto Speedway officials approached him last Thursday and asked if he would like to be one of the infield announcers for the race. He eagerly jumped at the opportunity, but it came with one condition. If he received a phone call offering up a ride, he would have to accept it. That call came Monday night.

“I was looking forward to being on the mic, but when the ride in one of Cory’s cars came up, I had to take it,” Gardner said. “I am excited. He called me Monday night and asked if I wanted to drive his car. Growing up, my uncle owned cars with Rickie Gaunt and Troy Rutherford driving for him. But, Cory was always my racing hero.”

Having never driven one of Kruseman’s cars before, Gardner, whose racing roots run deep as his grandfather on his mom’s side, Ronnie Duman, finished sixth in the 1968 Indianapolis 500 and the Gardner’s on his father’s side of the family have been racing for nearly 100-years, got a handful of laps in the car on Wednesday night at the Oval Nationals practice.

“I want to do good for him (Kruseman), but it is hard getting into a car you have never driven before and competing against the best in the country,” Gardner said. “I plan on making the main every night and have hopes of finishing in the top ten in all three races.”

In addition to Kruseman’s guidance in the #7K car for the Oval Nationals, Gardner will also have Harlan Willis, who was Kruseman’s car owner when they combined to win the 2001 SCRA championship, and longtime Kruseman crew chief Mike Nigh, calling the shots in the pits for the big weekend.

In addition to wearing his hat as car owner at the “Oval Nationals,” Kruseman, who is one of the most decorated open wheel drivers in the last half century, will also be the “Grand Marshal” of the event and will compete in the inaugural demonstration race for the Yamaha R1 DT cars.

This week’s Gardner/Kruseman effort in the Oval Nationals is being sponsored by Lucas Oil, Sander Engineering, K&N and K1 Race Gear.

Spectator gates will open at 4:00 P.M. with racing at 7:00 for the Thursday and Friday portions of the Oval Nationals. On Saturday, gates will open at 3:00 and racing will commence at 6:45. Fans wishing to attend can find Perris Auto Speedway at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris (92571). The track website is available at the following link http://perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

 

 

Gosek Emerges as Oswego’s New All-Time Points Leader; Snyder Moves Inside Top Twelve

OSWEGO, NY - It had been since 2011 since the all-time points system for Oswego Speedway’s Supermodifieds had been updated, but that changed earlier this week and the new top five provided an interesting shift as well as a new all-time points leader for the first time since the mid-1990s.

Joe Gosek, a full-time Oswego campaigner for the past 35-plus seasons, has now surpassed Eddie Bellinger Jr. as the all-time Supermodified points leader through the 2017 season. Gosek was 4th at the conclusion of 2011, but has since passed three all-time greats in Jim Shampine, Steve Gioia Jr, and Bellinger to take the lead with an astounding 32,606 career points, besting Bellinger’s 32,405.

Gosek has 44 career wins at Oswego including three Budweiser International Classic 200s, plus two track championships and several ‘Mr. Supermodified crowns’ to boot with his legendary No. 00. As of right now, it appears Gosek’s 32,600 point mark may never be broken and Joe will only add to that in 2018.

At almost 62 years-old, Gosek is still very much winning, taking his 44th win at Oswego in the 45-lap ‘Retro Night’ feature this year and he shows no signs of slowing down. “I still think I have a few more good years in me,” he said.

Seven time track champion Otto Sitterly, first a champ in 2006 and Supermodified rookie back in 2004, was the big mover and shaker overall thus far. Sitterly, of Canajoharie, moved from the 31st spot with 9,400 points prior to 2012 right up to 13th with nearly 15,000 career points collected. Since 2012, Sitterly scored three more track championships to add to his total with car owner John Nicotra.

The ‘Zero Hero,’ Tim Snyder, an Oswego rookie in 1996, also gained a considerable amount of points and while the Northfield, N.H. driver only moved up one spot, it was to crack the top twelve. Snyder was 13th with some 13,400 points after 2011 and the 2001 Budweiser International Classic champion has competed just about full-time in every season since with Snyder now moving into 12th all-time with 16,732 points, blowing him past Mark Letcher. With Snyder planning to compete full-time in 2018, he is on pace to best Ron Wallace, Mike Muldoon Sr. and Nolan Swift to move into tenth all-time just behind Norm Mackereth, who he may have the chance to pass next season as well.

While Sitterly and Snyder made notable gains already, there are other drivers further back in the top 100 such as Bob Bond, Hal LaTulip, Bill Sharkey, and Ray Graham that will all see considerate point increases as well.

With Gosek officially emerging as the new all-time leader, the remainder of the list, which will now include roughly 600 unique names since 1962, continues to be updated and will be posted in its entirety at OswegoSpeedway.com in the near future.

“We are happy to finally begin the tedious process of updating our all-time stats for Supermodified fans to see,” said speedway public relations director Camden Proud. “Our all-time points system is calculated using a different system than the current one implicated at the track, so this tends to take a considerable amount of time. Soon you will be able to see more statistics than ever at OswegoSpeedway.com including this full-Supermodified all-time points list, which will see some major shifts when it is all said and done. Until then, all of us at the speedway congratulate Joe Gosek on his accomplishment.”

New lists contributed by Dave Rice of Oswego such as All-Time SBS Car Owner Wins, Feature Only Points and Chassis Wins have all been added to the track’s website while Supermodified, SBS and Super Stock all-time wins and top fives have been updated as well. Several more stats will be added throughout the offseason.

The full 2018 schedule for Oswego Speedway has been announced with its annual open practice session set to be held on Saturday, May 19 before a Memorial Day Weekend spectacular officially kicks off the season one week later on Saturday, May 26.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

Top 20 All-Time Oswego Speedway Supermodified Point Standings (1962-2017):

Joe Gosek - 32,606

Eddie Bellinger Jr - 32,405

Steve Gioia Jr - 29,806

Jim Shampine - 28,317

Bentley Warren - 25,993

Warren Coniam - 21,792

Jamie Moore - 18,575

Norm Mackereth - 17,548

Nolan Swift - 17,213

Mike Muldoon - 17,147

Ron Wallace Sr - 16,958

Tim Snyder - 16,732

Otto Sitterly - 14,912

Mark Letcher - 13,687

Doug Didero - 13,156

Bobby Stelter - 12,805

Danny Soule - 11,858

Todd Stowell - 11,752

Brian Herb - 11,345

Kempton Dates - 11,146

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

ROA 6TH AT ARIZONA’S WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - THIS WEEKEND OVAL NATIONALS AT PERRIS!

(Buena Park, CA, November 8, 2017) Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa came home sixth in the historic 50th annual “Western World Championships” at Arizona Speedway last Saturday night. The finish was the best for any of the USAC/CRA regulars in the 24-car field that also included the USAC National Sprint Cars. This Saturday, the BR Performance team will be at Perris Auto Speedway for the 22nd annual Oval Nationals.

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Photo courtesy of Jeff Taylor.

Last week’s race in the “Copper State” was actually a two night affair with preliminaries on Friday and the finale on Saturday.

On Friday, the 26-year-old timed in 12th fast in the 31-car field and then placed second in his heat race. That put him on the inside of the seventh row for the main event. Fighting and clawing all race long, he basically held the position and finished 12th in the 30-lapper.

Saturday was a different story. Roa qualified the brilliant green #91R ninth fastest among the 31-cars on hand and placed fourth in his heat race. That positioned him on the outside of the front row for the 30-lap championship main event. Once the green flag sent the field on its way, Roa was second in turn two, but used the crossover move that has served him so well to sweep into the lead and cross the line first at the end of the opening circuit. While leading on lap two, the second place car threw a big slider on Roa and it went bad. The slider clipped Roa’s left front causing him to take evasive action and drop back to fourth.

For most of the main event Roa ran fourth, before ending up sixth at the finish. That outcome propelled him back into second in the USAC/CRA championship standings with three races to go in the 2017 season. Those three races will be contested at Southern California’s Perris Auto Speedway at the 22nd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. As always at Perris, Roa will be one of the favorites in the field and he still has hopes of taking the 2017 series championship. Each of the races will be full points paying races for both the USAC National and CRA Series and will culminate with the $25,000.00 to win main event on Saturday.

The prestigious running of the 77th Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura is two weeks away. With thanks to HD Industries, the team has entered the #91R in the sprint car portion of the show. Roa is still looking for a ride in the midget portion of the program. Any team with interest in contacting Roa with a ride and thus becoming eligible for the $50,000.00 bonus (if a driver wins both main events), can contact the 26-year-old star by using the contact information at the top of this release.

As always, the team will have its good-looking shirts in the pits at the Oval Nationals. Cost is $20.00. For those who cannot attend, the shirts are available by mail for $20.00 plus $7.00 shipping in the USA (foreign countries contact for shipping costs).

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Checks or money orders for t-shirt orders can be sent to:

BR Performance

6563 Cornelia Circle

Buena Park, CA 90620

PayPal and credit card orders are also accepted and can be sent to: mailto:brett@roa-racing.com

For fans wishing to attend the “Oval Nationals”, Perris Auto Speedway is located at 18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA (92571). The track website is available at the following link http://perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

For those who wish to relive Roa’s 2017 USAC appearances, LoudPedal Productions has them available on its pay per view site: https://loudpedal.tv/

The BR Performance team would like to the thank the following sponsors for making the 2017 season possible: HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Lee and Norma Leonard, Hot Paint Restorations, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, Okie Race Cars and Crow Enterprises. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s championship contending team, please call: 714-932-7994.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance team can do on the team’s Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

Date Venue Event Finish

1-14 Tulsa Oklahoma Friday Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 22nd A Main

3-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3-9 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 9th A Main

3-10 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-1 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/ Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-8 Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rain Out

4-15 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

5-6 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5-27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2ND A Main

6-2 I-80 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 5th A Main

6-3 Knoxville Raceway USAC National Sprint Cars 20th A Main

6-10 Perris Auto Speedway So Cal Oval Karters Open Class 3rd A Main

6-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

7-1 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-8 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

7-9 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 8th A Main

7-10 Gas City 69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 21st A Main

7-12 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars Rain

7-13 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars Rain

7-14 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

7-15 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main

7-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

8-5 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

8-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

9-3 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

9-4 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

9-7 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 19th A Main

9-8 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

9-9 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

9-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

10-14 Wheel2Wheel Raceway So Cal Oval Karters 2nd A Main

10-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

10-28 Ventura Raceway USAC Western Midgets 10th A Main

11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

11-4 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

11-9 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-23 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

 

 

SEASON ENDER: Gravel Takes Last Lap Thriller to Close Out Outlaw Season Team finishes 3rd in the overall Outlaw points standings as 2017 wraps up

CARLISLE, PA. - November 7, 2017 - In some ways, it was the fitting end to David Gravel and CJB Motorsports 2017 season. The hard charging driver being given a world class race car to pull off a thrilling victory. As they had done many times before, Gravel and his team brought the fans to their feet with as a last lap pass to score another win.

"We've been lucky to be the guys that steal victories this year," Gravel said. "It's a lot easier than being the guys that have victories stolen from them, for sure. It was just a great way to cap off a very good year. We qualified where we wanted to on Thursday night. We wanted to make sure we put ourselves on the front row of the heat races and we did that."

Gravel and the CJB team had traveled to the Dirt Track at Charlotte in North Carolina to wrap up the 2017 season at the Textron Offroad World Finals. On Thursday, November 2nd, the team, along with other sprint cars, big block modifieds and late models, took to the 4/10th's of a mile oval for qualifying. In the first session, which set the field for Friday nights event, Gravel timed in quickest overall. For Saturdays event, the #5 car timed in 3rd in Group A.

On Friday night, Gravel won his heat race, finished fourth in the dash and lined up to start the feature in 7th.

"We were running really well," Gravel said. "We were up to third and I felt like we had a car that was capeable of running in the top two. We cut a tire and that sent us back so we had quite a bit of ground to make up. It was tough."

Back in action the following night, Gravel won his heat race again, finished third in the dash and started the feature in 5th.

Click here to watch Gravel's last lap pass.

"Another amazing car from Barry, Derek and Zach," said Gravel. "Donny (Schatz) didn't really move his line and I was really able to close in fast on him in turns three and four. We got there and I had some chances to pass him. We just made the most of it and got it done."

With the season officially closed, Gravel and the team will head back to Pennsylvania to began preparations for the 2018 season. A comprehensive season recap will be coming in the following weeks.

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BOX SCORE:

Date Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led 11/3/2017 Charlotte 1 1 1 6 4 7 17 0 11/4/2017 Charlotte 3 1 1 4 3 5 1 1

2017 STATS:

Events: 86

Quick Times: 11

Wins: 20

Top-5's: 47

Top-10's: 72

Heat Race Wins: 23

Dash Wins: 9

Average Time Trial: 6.8

Average A-main finish: 6.4

Total Laps Led: 421

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com.

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB: CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

DRIVER GEAR:

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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver David Gravel. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy, J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, All Star Performance, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, Arctic Cat, ATL Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

KEITH ROCCO TO MAKE FIRST INDOOR THREE QUARTER MIDGET AUTO RACING SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS STARTS IN ALLENTOWN, ATLANTIC CITY AND ALBANY; ACQUIRES TOP SHELF RYAN PREECE CAR FOR ALL OUT ASSAULT

ALLENTOWN, PA November 8, 2017 . . . New England Asphalt Modified specialist Keith Rocco has plans to run in the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels trio of races to be held this coming winter. Len Sammons Motorsports Productions received confirmation from Rocco declaring his intentions to race in the Allentown (PA), Atlantic City (NJ) and Albany (NY) races.

Rocco, who has never driven a Three Quarter Midget nor raced indoors, has acquired the car Ryan Preece has raced in recent Indoor races with considerable success.

Preece recently announced that he will drive the car now solely owned by Donnie Preece, Ryan's uncle, in the three-race Indoor Auto Racing Series. Donnie Preece acquired sole ownership of the car from the late Ted Christopher's wife Quinn shortly after the racing legend's death in a private plane crash.