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A game of patience Official media release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport March 6, 2015

Speedway and in particular Sprintcars racing is a patience game. Getting that first win tends to open up the flood gates but it is getting to that first chequered flag that requires plenty of perseverance. This Saturday night to Valvoline Raceway, Toby Bellbowen will line up in a bid to score his first A- Main win of his career after a stellar performance at the last show a fortnight ago.

Added prize money for the month of March is also an added bonus as Toby and the team look to secure a top five spot in the track championship also.

“We are as ready as we can be. I'm excited for the final 4 weeks. It's amazing what Valvoline Raceway has put up for grabs. The guys have worked hard lately and we have every reason to go into the next 4 shows confidently,” Toby remarked.

Asked what he wants to achieve from the final four shows of the season, the answer is pretty simple really.

“I want a win, most of all. I can't say that it's not on my mind, and I'll be doing everything I can to get that win. Other than that, we are in a strong position in the championship and we want to sustain that, and hopefully move up the order too.

A crack field has nominated for this weekend, including Australian Champion David Murcott, and this is something that the Cranebrook missile grabs with both hands.

“We need to be strong every time we hit the track. These guys don't let you make a mistake without paying for it, so they will need to be at a minimum.”

As mentioned, the Sprintcar season in Sydney is headed for an exciting finish before the long off season is upon us.

“I do, and I don't like the off season. I love racing, and I'd race every night if I could. But it's also a bit of a blessing in disguise when you can regroup, work out where we can be better, and really start with a clean slate for some better results.”

At this stage, things are up in the air for Toby in the off season, however he is hoping to secure something in the not too distant future.

“I'd love to go to the states again at some point, whatever way I can. They are the industry leaders over there, and it keeps you in the "racing mood" if you spend time over there during our winter. Other than that, we will be busy working on our cars. For now though, it's about finishing off this season as strong as possible.”

Toby will be in action tomorrow night at Valvoline Raceway with time trials to begin at around 6pm. It’s not too late to grab some merchandise at the truck after the meeting so make sure you head on down to grab a bargain! Also keep up to date on the Facebook page at facebook.com/tobybellbowen70.

Toby would like to acknowledge the following sponsors for their wonderful support of the 2014/15 season.

Hog’s Breath Cafe Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire Lander Toyota Vortex Race Products Duncan & Foster Engine Reconditioning B & B Graphics Murrell Distribution

 

 

Tickets for World of Outlaws event on May 30 at Salina Highbanks Speedway now on sale

SALINA, OKLA. — March 6, 2015 — Tickets are now on sale for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Friday, May 1. The event will mark the series only visit of the season to Oklahoma and can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/salina2015 or by phone by calling: 815-344-2023.

The visit to Salina Highbanks Speedway will mark the third time that the best sprint car drivers in the world have raced at the high-banked three-eighths-mile, dating back to 2011. Joey Saldana is the defending race winner at Salina, while Craig Dollansky scored the win in the inaugural World of Outlaws event at Salina Highbanks Speedway in 2011.

Leading the way will be Oklahoma natives Daryn Pittman and Shane Stewart. Pittman, who hails from Owasso, drives for Kasey Kahne Racing. Stewart, who was born and raised in Bixby, drives for Larson Marks Racing, co-owned by rising NASCAR star Kyle Larson. Both have already been victorious with the series in 2015. Also in attendance will be six-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, who drives for Tony Stewart Racing, as well as Brad Sweet, Kerry Madsen, Paul McMahan Jason Sides, Jason Johnson and David Gravel among others.

Tickets can purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/salina2015 or by phone by calling: 815-344-2023.

For more information, visit http://www.slspromotions.com.

 

 

SALDANA SECOND ON FINAL NIGHT OF COMPETITION IN LAS VEGAS,

TAKES WORLD OF OUTLAWS POINT LEAD

LAS VEGAS (March 5, 2015) – After a podium finish last night at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team came into the second night of competition full of anticipation, set to deliver another strong performance.

Joey Saldana set the benchmark in qualifying, notching his first No. 1 qualifying effort this season, lapping the half-mile in 14.358 seconds.

The World of Outlaws qualifying- to- heat-race formula seeded Saldana in the fourth starting position in the opening heat. When the green flag dropped, polesitter Rico Abreu took command of the field followed by Brad Sweet and Saldana. The first three cars began to spread out but at the halfway mark, Saldana began to put pressure on Sweet. At the checkered flag, the top three remained the same: Abreu, Sweet and Saldana. The Brownsburg Bullet earned a starting berth in the dash.

The inversion draw didn’t work in Saldana’s favor. With a ‘six’ ping pong ball pulled, the would-be pole starter was shuffled to the sixth starting position.

“The track was rough last night but it’s a lot better tonight. I think you’re going to see a top and bottom on the track,” said Saldana prior to the dash. “You can move around a lot more tonight and hopefully it turns into a good race!”

Saldana gained a position at the start of the dash, moving to fifth. Polesitter Terry McCarl led the pack, followed by Ian Madsen. While McCarl and Ian Madsen battled for the lead, Saldana was engaged in his own crusade with Kerry Madsen. At the halfway point, Madsen and Saldana banged wheels going into turn one. Both drivers were able to hang on and maintain track position. At the finish line it was McCarl with the dash victory and the pole of the A Main. Saldana finished fifth and would start fifth in the feature.

When the field was unleashed for the 30-lap A Main, Terry McCarl took the lead, then Ian Madsen passed for the lead, then McCarl regained the lead: three lead changes in the first lap. Saldana was fifth. On lap three, Saldana moved to fourth, quickly advanced to third and with six laps complete, he was running in the second position. As the race progressed, McCarl built up a 3.5-second advantage. With 13 laps complete, caution slowed competition and then with 16 laps complete, another yellow. On the restart, a spin by Brian Brown called the field back for a single file restart. Back to green with McCarl in the lead, Saldana second, and Danny Lasoski third. The leaders began to spread out but with five laps to go, McCarl slowed in traffic and Saldana gained ground. With two laps to go, McCarl was able to extend his lead to comfortably win Thursday’s feature. Saldana ran a strong race, finishing second and Danny Lasoski was third.

“Tonight was just a great effort the whole night,” said Saldana in a post-race interview.

“We had a shot there at the end but Terry (McCarl) was really, really strong through the majority of that race. It was going to take a lapped traffic car to make it happen and that scenario just didn’t play out. But Terry had a great car, he drove a great race and the guys I am between, McCarl and (third place finisher) Danny Lasoski are not too shabby, so it was definitely a good run for us tonight.

“We also want to thank our sponsor HEMsaw for their support. We wish they could have been here with us in Las Vegas.”

Saldana’s second place finish coupled with his No. 1 qualifying effort catapulted him from fourth to the World of Outlaws point lead by one point.

The teams have a travel day Friday and reconvene on the dirt at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona Saturday, March 7.

 

 

Kyle Hirst Set To Contest King of the West Series With Main Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Two-Time and defending King of the West Champion, Kyle Hirst, is set to go after his third consecutive King of the West Championship in 2015 aboard the Main Motorsports No. 35M machine.

“I am really excited for the season ahead, and to team with Main Motorsports,” Hirst said. “I also have to send a huge thank you to Dennis and Theresa Roth, as well as the entire Roth Motorsports team for the opportunity they gave me over the last two and a half seasons. Unfortunately it was not in the cards to keep going, and I do wish them well in 2015.”

Coming off of a very strong Australian season with the Monte Motorsports team, that included claiming the 2015 Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic, Hirst is set to make his debut aboard the Main Motorsports machine during the King of the West season opener March 13th and 14th at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA as the series competes alongside the World of Outlaws.

The team is also set to compete in the remaining World of Outlaw races as “Greatest Show on Dirt’ spends six-weeks in the Golden State, and will also compete in various races through the season as the KWS has breaks in their schedule.

As fans have seen in years past, Hirst will also compete on occasion with the Finley Farms Raing No. 77f team. Having success with that team in season’s past, Hirst is also excited to continue that relationship in 2015.

“I am very fortunate of the opportunities that have been put in front of me, and I am looking forward to getting this season underway,” he added. “Coming from a pretty successful stint in Australia, I am looking forward to getting back to racing, and am hopefully we can be strong right out of the box.”

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TKS Motorsports Tackles Knoxville in 2015!

(Bill W) March 5, 2015 – Most of Troy Renfro’s life has centered on sprint car racing as a mechanic. From his roots in Maryland and central Pennsylvania, he has traveled up and down the road with the World of Outlaws, just about every other sprint car sanction, and has been involved on the local scene as well. With the creation of TKS Motorsports, he is now a car owner!

Veteran Don Droud Jr. will be the driver of the TKS Motorsports #2KS. The team will compete weekly at the Knoxville Raceway.

TKS Motorsports is a family operation. “The ‘T’ is my wife Tammy, and the ‘K’ and ‘S’ are for my daughters Katelyn and Sydney,” says Troy. “This sport is much more about family for me now than it used to be when I was on the road all the time. Last year, I was very happy helping out on Matt Moro’s deal, and I’ll be helping him during the week again. The last few years prior, I just wasn’t as happy with things.”

The seed for starting a team of his own hit Troy in 2014. “My in-laws, Rick and Belinda Lander of Des Moines Industrial Products have sponsored cars for years,” he says. “They are great people. Last June, I decided I wanted to do this with the help of Rick, who thought the same thing. That’s when the wheels started turning. I couldn’t have done it without my in-law’s support. I wanted to do a team my way, and this gives me the opportunity to do that.”

Troy had a number of people lending a helping hand in forming his new team. “I want to thank Don Lamberti, who’s been a big supporter of sprint car racing in general,” he says. “He helped me with the purchase of a motor. R.B. Harmon is on board. Tony Moro has been a tremendous help in getting this team going as well. Bob Myers and the people at Casey’s General Stores have been behind us all the way, as well as Vahlco Wheels and Bernie Stuebgen from Indy Race Parts.”

Droud is looking forward to 2015 as well. “Getting to drive for TKS Motorsports is really exciting,” he says. “I know with Troy that things with the car are going to be taken care of, and I’ve been lucky throughout my career to have had that with the majority of teams I’ve driven for. It’s important. It will be great to represent this new team, and I look forward to getting back and racing at Knoxville every Saturday night. There’s no better place to be on Saturday night than Knoxville!”

Though the team has been formed with a good foundation on which to start with, TKS Motorsports is also open to new perspective partners.

TKS Motorsports would like to thank Casey's General Stores, DMIP, R.B. Harmon, Larry Woodward Racing, Indy Race Parts, Maxim, Vahlco Wheels, Don Ott Racing Engines, AO Designs, Hoosier, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Mag Tech Ignition, Fuel Safe, SWE (Steve Watts Engineering), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Wilwood, Winters Performance Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Competition Suspension Inc., Simpson Race Products, Vortex, Webb Family Farms and HRP.

 

 

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY STARS HIGHLIGHT QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 8TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

The Eighth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continued through the fourth day of the week long journey on Wednesday evening for the racing community and another successful day went into the record books featuring the stars of the Hamlin Speedway occupying center stage. The eighth annual edition of the show will continue through March 7th with sponsorship through headline sponsor Quaker Steak & Lube and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds, Martocci's Automotive, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Kim's Kreations, R&F International Muffler and Brake, Vogel Race Design, Persa Auto Repair, Murante Auto Repair, Penn Jersey Food Marts, Jeff's Automotive, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restoration and Searock Fabrication and Speed.

Nightly interviews and 102 race cars provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the regular seasons begins. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be free of charge to the mall traffic and the 2015 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedway Indoor Go Karts and Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds sponsored last evening's show and have been loyal supporters of the event show for many years.

Ed and Steve Pados along with Bobby Stull and Justin Beltrame interviewed a great panel of driving stars from the speedway and it proved to be a good mix of veterans and newcomers doing battle this season. Drivers interviewed from Hamlin included Richie Smith, Kurt Bettler, Bobby Smith Jr, Amber Oraschin, Danny Buccafusca, Tyler Peet, Chloe Andreas, Joel Smith, Anthony Raisner, Mike Marold, Nathen Marold, Jenna Schostkewitz, Tyler GalatroL and Brittany Erlsten. Tim Santee, the race director at the Mahoning Valley Speedway, shared his thoughts on the great race programs going on at his speedway. Thomas Strupp and Johnny Strupp represented Orange County and talked of the family's long association with racing. Cody Quagliato represented Snydersville Speedway. Smith Fabrication guru, the legendary "Rapid" Richie Smith, highlighted the evening by announcing his Stage One Modified race division acquired a new sponsor, Hampton RV and Trailer Sales based out of Newton, New Jersey area, for the 2015 racing season. More news is forthcoming in this partnership.

The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Tri State, Friends of Nazareth and Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video and Big Mike's Videos 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. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456.

On display at the Mall include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, 360 Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Action Track USA, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2015 show.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show, highlighting many of our racing heroes who have passed away in the past year. The great keepsake event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2015 racing season.

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 8TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday - March 6 - (1st Show (4 p.m.) - Penn Jersey Food Marts and Persa Auto Repair presents a Special Edition "The Legends of Racing" with many Legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate and saluting the Reading Fairgrounds Historical Racing Society

Second Show- (6:30 PM) Martocci Automotive presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, TSRS and CRSA Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

9 PM Friday, March 6 At Quaker Steak & Lube in Phillipsburg, NJ The Rusty Smith Motorsports Celebrity Dinner honoring Gerald & Joanne Chamberlain - - - Open to All. Tickets are not required, but you are responsible for purchasing your own food and drinks.

Saturday - March 7 - (1:00) --Kim's Kreations presents Special Tribute to Gerald Chamberlain-Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

Saturday- March 7- Approximately 3:30 PM- Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts presents the "Stars of Tomorrow" featuring all quarter midget clubs in the area. Meet Little Miss Motorsports Jayden Gursky. She is 11 years old and from Palmerton, Pennsylvania

Saturday- March 7- Approximately 5:30- Searock Fabrication and Speed Saluting New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview and Big Diamond Speedways

Check out. . . . dirttrackheroescarshow.com<http://dirttrackheroescarshow.com>

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 AM-6 PM, Monday-Saturday 10 AM - 9 PM

 

 

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY FANS TO PARTICIPATE IN 2015 RACE ACTIVITIES; NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGERS WANTED

Orrville, Ohio By Mike Swanger

With the 2015 racing season just a little more than six weeks away, Wayne County Speedway will get the fans involved a lot more this year. Registration for the new Kid’s Club, 12 and under, is already underway as parents may send their child’s name, address, city, state, and zip code, t-shirt size, birthday, parents name and e-mail address and phone number to WCS, 209 Pine St., Creston, Ohio 44217 c/o Kid’s Club. There is also a form on the Wayne County Speedway’s Facebook page that can be filled out. Many activities are planned for the kids that include pit tours, rides around the track, bike races and more. Each week there will be a Fan of the Week and that person could be riding in a Push Vehicle, ride in the Pace Car, throw the green and checkered flags for selected feature races that night and other perks for being the Fan of the Week. Fans will sign up when they come in the general admission gate each night for the chance to be the Fan of the Week. A two seater Late Model car has been purchased and fans will be able to pay $50 for five laps around the track and pick the driver they want to drive the two seater Late Model. All the money raised will go to the Wayne County Humane Society and other charities in the Wayne County area. Also, if you can sing or play an instrument, we are looking for people of any age to sing or play the National Anthem. You can be in a duo or group also. Anyone interested needs to send an audition video of you singing the National Anthem via a YouTube link or a video to kristin@waynecountyspeedway.com. Please have your name and phone number so that you can be reached. Wayne County Speedway’s 2015 season will get underway on Saturday, April 18th with the New Unoh All Star Sprints, the Rush Crate Late Models and the Super Stocks all in action. For more information on the track, go to the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING WINS IN LAS VEGAS
Shane Stewart Holds off Brian Brown to earn LMR's First Win of 2015

Mooresville, N.C. (March 5 2014) -- Shane Stewart and Larson Marks Racing earned their first win of the 2015 World of Outlaws sprint car season Wednesday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

"It's a great relief to get the first win of the season so early," said Stewart. " Steve, Andrew and Scotty have worked so hard to get our team prepared for our first full season on the World of Outlaws tour and this win gives us great momentum into the West Coast swing.

"Glad we could have Kyle here with us. He gave the team the first win of the year in Yuma and now he gets to stand here in victory lane with us tonight, too. Big thanks to GoPro, ENEOS, ParkerStore, Kick-It and all of our partners who have helped make this team come to life."

Although the last car to qualify, the Larson Marks Racing No. 2 turned the fourth-fastest lap of the night. Stewart advanced one position in his heat race to finish third and qualify for the World of Outlaws dash. Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team finished second in the dash to secure the front-row starting position for the night's 30-lap A-Main.

Stewart took the initial lead when the green-flag dropped and fought off a hard-charging Brian Brown throughout the 30-lap race. Several caution periods allowed Brown a shot at the win, but Stewart continued to dominate to take the checkers.

The Larson Marks Racing team will attempt "the sweep" as they return to action tonight with the World of Outlaws for the second-night of a two-day show at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway DATE: March 4, 2015
SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 4th
HEAT FINISH: 3rd DASH FINISH: 2nd
STARTING POSITION: 2nd FEATURE FINISH: 1st
QUOTE:
Shane Stewart, Driver, No. 2 Larson Marks Racing Sprint Car: "It's a great relief to get the first win of the season so early," said Stewart. " Steve, Andrew and Scotty have worked so hard to get our team prepared for our first full season on the World of Outlaws tour and this win gives us great momentum into the West Coast swing."

Kyle Larson, Co-Owner, No. 2 Larson Marks Racing Sprint Car: "We didn't run for points last year but I thought consistently Shane was second best to Schatz the last half of the Outlaw season," Larson said. "Hopefully that momentum will carry over to start the season - it already has. Just thankful these guys got a big win tonight."
SEASON STATISTICS:
STARTS: 4
WINS: 1
TOP-FIVES: 1
TOP-10s: 3
FAST TIME: 0
NEXT RACE:
Larson Marks Racing will again compete at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway tonight, March 5, with the World of Outlaws.
SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing
Twitter: @LarsonMarks

 

 

Skipper looking to finish strong Official media release: Blake Skipper Racing March 5, 2015

Blake Skipper enters the final four weeks of the Sprintcar Track Championship sitting in 15th place; a position that makes the talented racer from Kirrawee very happy.

This Saturday night, at Valvoline Raceway, Blake will do his very best to cement himself inside the top 15 along with chasing the extra prize money that is on offer in what is being hailed as the ‘money month’.

“I am super happy to be inside the top fifteen,” Blake said today, “even happier when you consider we were forty-fifth after the opening night,” he laughed.

“It’s going to be a tough and exhausting month of racing no doubt and I can't wait to get after it for 4 solid weeks. We have got so much going on and racing will just be a fun release for all of us. We want to be as competitive as we possibly can and we will be pushing for more consistent results.”

Once the racing in Sydney comes to a close at the end of the month, Blake and the team are heading to Queensland for the three nights of racing over the Easter weekend, and frankly, the impending off season couldn’t be further from Blake’s mind.

“Honestly I haven't thought about the off season to much been looking forward to racing in Queensland over the Easter period too much to worry about the off season. But as always it will be a good time to regroup and get back on top of our game for next season that's for sure.”

Racing on Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway will kick off at around 6pm with time trials. Fans can keep updated via Blake’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BlakeSkipperRacing.

In other news, plans have already begun on a team website which will be ready to go LIVE in the not too distant future. More details on that will be given closer to the launch date.

Blake Skipper Racing would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2014/15 season;

Champion Spark Plugs Bullant Performance Fuchs Wafflepod Walker’s Haulage Onesteel Awesome Racewear Diamond Balustrades Southern Fasteners Abetta Glass Finish Felsch Race Engines Australia Wide Towing K & W Skipper Constructions Pty Ltd

 

 

Jackson is on the home stretch Official media release: Jackson Delamont Motorsport March 5, 2015

As the Sydney Sprintcar season draws to a close, one driver who is looking to finish on a high is Jackson Delamont.

Currently running seventh in the track championship, Jackson is locked into an intense battle with Toby Bellbowen and Danny Reidy for a top five spot in the season-long point score.

Going into this Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway, the team is leaving nothing to chance and inserting a fresh power plant into the Mad Harry’s Steel, Steel Supplies and KRE Racing Engines sponsored #48 machine.

“We have been working real hard getting the new motor in,” Jackson said as he prepared for this weekend. “We have started the car and everything is running good. I am confident of a good showing for these final weeks of the season.”

There is an added bonus for this month of racing in Sydney with organisers increasing prize money for the four meetings; certainly news that appeals to a Sprintcar driver.

“It’s a bit hard to be more determined than what we already are,” Jackson laughed, “it does make you work a little harder though knowing there is extra money on the line.”

The end of the season in Sydney certainly doesn’t mean the end of Jackson’s season. He is planning on contesting the Easter Sprintcar Trail, held each year at Avalon Raceway, Victoria; Borderline Speedway, Mount Gambier and Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

“I am looking forward to getting back down south. We had a good run there in January and the Easter Trail is always a tough deal and that’s what makes it a challenge.”

Jackson’s month of speed kicks off this Saturday night at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway with time trialscommencing at 6pm. If you can’t make it trackside, make sure you keep up to date with what is going on at Jackson’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/jacksondelamont48 and you can also watch the live video feed at Valvoline Raceway’s Clay Per View – www.clayperview.com.

Jackson Delamont Motorsport would like to thank the following for their support of the 2014/15 season;

Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines

 

 

State Of Emergency Closes Phillipsburg Mall On Thursday; 8th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show Continues On Friday With Revised Weekend Schedule

The long and cold winter keeps hanging around and for the second time in three days the Quaker Steak & Lube Eighth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show will be brought to a standstill for the events scheduled for Thursday evening at the Phillipsburg Mall. As Gov. Christie has declared a State of Emergency this evening for the state of New Jersey and the Phillipsburg Mall announced the mall will be closed Thursday. Most updated status will be at WFMZ Stormcenter, Facebook.com/thephillipsburgmall.

The Dirt Track Heroes staff is extremely sorry for another cancellation but circumstances beyond our control (Mother Nature) have brought about this unfortunate situation. With one schedule adjustment already in place, the Dirt Track Heroes Staff will move the Thursday night schedule to Saturday night In order to accommodate our sponsors and still provide the exposure for the drivers who are interviewing at the nightly event. The "Stars of Tomorrow" originally scheduled Tuesday show has already been moved to Saturday afternoon after the regularly scheduled show is completed.

The 8th edition of the show will continue through March 7th with sponsorship through headline sponsor Quaker Steak & Lube and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds, Martocci's Automotive, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Searock Fabrication and Speed, Kim's Kreations, Vogel Designs, R&F International Muffler and Brake, Persa Auto Repair, Jeff's Automotive, Murante Auto Repair, Penn Jersey Food Marts, Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restorations and VRP Shocks. Please follow the revised schedule below for the remainder of the show.

The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ and has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be free of charge to the mall traffic and the 2015 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.

Quaker Steak & Lube, the show sponsor is located just one mile east of the Phillipsburg Mall and has been quickly established as the place for race fans to meet before and after their visit to the show. Quaker Steak & Lube, known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, has over sixty-five locations throughout the United States and Canada and sells more than 80 million wings per year. It's a restaurant with a "racing theme" with much local racing fanfare to include the Mike Stasak owned Bobby Pickell #300 modified on a garage lift inside the restaurant. In fact, you may request the table directly under the modified.

The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Tri State, Friends of Nazareth and Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Videos, Big Mike's Videos and Justin Beltrame's Mocatek Memorabilia collection 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. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456.

On display at the Mall include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Action Track USA, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2014 show.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show. The great keepsake event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2015 racing season.

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 8TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday - March 6 - (1st Show (4 p.m.) - Penn Jersey Food Marts and Persa Auto Repair presents a Special Edition "The Legends of Racing" with many Legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate and saluting the Reading Fairgrounds Historical Racing Society

Second Show- (6:30 PM) Martocci Automotive presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, TSRS and CRSA Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

9 PM Friday, March 6 At Quaker Steak & Lube in Phillipsburg, NJ The Rusty Smith Motorsports Celebrity Dinner honoring Gerald & Joanne Chamberlain - - - Open to All. Tickets are not required, but you are responsible for purchasing your own food and drinks.

Saturday - March 7 - (1:00) --Kim's Kreations presents Special Tribute to Gerald Chamberlain-Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

Saturday- March 7- Approximately 3:30 PM- Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts presents the "Stars of Tomorrow" featuring all quarter midget clubs in the area. Meet Little Miss Motorsports Jayden Gursky. She is 11 years old and from Palmerton, Pennsylvania

Saturday-March 7- Approximately 5:30-Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies Saluting New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview and BigDiamond Speedways

Check out. . . . dirttrackheroescarshow.com<http://dirttrackheroescarshow.com>

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 AM-6 PM, Monday-Saturday 10 AM - 9 PM

 

 

Reutzel Finishes Off Florida in Victory Lane!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (March 5, 2015) – Florida treated Aaron Reutzel good. Real good.

The Clute, TX, racer finished off his February in Florida by romping to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory lane last Friday night at Ocala’s Bubba Raceway Park aboard the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X.

With the triumph, already his third of the year aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine, Reutzel escaped Florida with the early lead in the $60,000 Lucas Oil ASCS National championship points chase.

“About the only bad thing about it was being locked into Saturday’s feature and then getting rained out, we didn’t get a chance to go for the sweep,” Reutzel said of the final Florida weekend of February.

After a prelim win and then a runner-up finish in East Bay’s Ronald Laney Memorial prelim, Reutzel went to Ocala last weekend among the favorites to visit victory lane after posting an All Star Circuit of Champions runner-up finish in the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine atop the egg-shaped oval earlier in the month.

Reutzel didn’t disappoint.

“The heat race was critical, we were able to get around Hafertepe early and that was what we needed,” Reutzel explained. The move from third to second landed him eighth in passing points and in the redraw. “They left us the one, so our luck may be changing with that part.”

Starting from the pole position in the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics entry, the strategy was simple enough.

“The way the track was, I knew whoever got to the first turn in first would be hard to beat,” Reutzel explained.

Reutzel won the drag race to the first turn and that was all she wrote, with Reutzel setting the pace for all 25 laps.

“I was mainly just trying to care of my tires, I was maybe half throttle most of the race,” Reutzel explained. “When I started getting to traffic, I tried to back off more to stay away from them. I knew nobody could get around us.”

Reutzel was right, taking his second series win of the year in four outings to leave Florida in the rearview mirror with his closest title contender 58 points back.

“It went as well as we could have hoped for,” a happy Reutzel said after the opening pair of ASCS National Tour weekends. “East Bay was tough with so many good cars and then the way Ocala was we could have easily redrawn fifth and run fifth, so we’re pleased with the start.”

After on off weekend at home, Reutzel will take in the initial pair of ASCS Gulf South events at Beaumont and Baytown next weekend before National Tour action resumes with the Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals in Mesquite, TX, on March 20-21.

2015 Quick Stats: 11 races, three wins, six top-fives, six top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS Gulf South on March 13 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, TX, and then March 14 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, TX.

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.

 

 

Oswego Speedway and Kartway Preparing for Annual Motorsports Expo at New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse

OSWEGO, NY (March 5, 2015) – The un-official start to the 2015 Oswego Speedway racing season is set for March 14-15 with the annual Motorsports Expo at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY.

Oswego Speedway will once again feature a multi-car display at the Expo, along with two Supermodified simulators for fans to take a set of laps at the famed ‘Steel Palace.’

Two Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers are expected to be at this year’s Expo, including the Crow Motorsports 2014 championship ride of Andrew Schartner.

Schartner dominated the 2014 Small Block Super campaign at Oswego, on his way to his first career track championship. A long-time supporter of the Expo, car owner Tom Aeserud plans to have the No. 18 shined up and ready to represent an Oswego Speedway track championship.

The second Small Block Super in attendance will once again be the Kreig Heroth Motorsports No. 04 Hedger Fabrication Chassis, driven by 2012 Speedway track champion Kreig Heroth. Heroth took second in the driver’s championship last year, falling just short of his second career track title at Oswego. The well prepared and maintained No. 04 machine will join Schartner’s ride as racing machines on display for the ‘Steel Palace.’

Oswego Kartway will also once again be a part of Oswego’s overall booth with schedules and membership forms available and a couple scheduled karts on display for viewing.

Back by popular demand at this year’s Expo will be the Oswego Speedway Supermodified simulators provided by John Byrnes, Bob Garafolo, and LaGraf’s Pub in Oswego.

Fans can also try the simulation online at www.suprs.net. The race software can be downloaded for a donation of $25, which goes to the Dion Parish Memorial injured driver’s fund.

Rides at this year’s Expo will once again be $5 a piece with 13-laps of racing being given at Oswego Speedway behind the wheel of an ISMA winged Supermodified. Money raised will once again go toward the Kids on Track giveaway fund in 2015.

The top five fastest times on the simulators will be tracked throughout the weekend, with Speedway race tickets being awarded to those who set the top three fastest times.

One of the more popular things to do at the Motorsports Expo each season is to collect one of the many racing schedules available for the coming year, and once again Mitchell’s Speedway Press has developed Oswego’s schedule flyer for 2015. Be sure to stop by the Speedway booth to pick one up as well as browse the many options of Speedway merchandise that will be available.

Thomas Racing Videos will also be on hand with Speedway DVDs ready for purchase.

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

To purchase tickets for the 2015 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

PODIUM FINISH FOR SALDANA WEDNESDAY AT THE DIRT TRACK

AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

LAS VEGAS (March 4, 2015) – The World of Outlaws made the first of their annual two-night stand at The Dirt Track as Las Vegas Motor Speedway tonight as a prelude to the NASCAR weekend. A great crowd filled the grandstand on a cold night to watch the Outlaws battle.

Joey Saldana wheeled the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the No. 3 qualifying position with a best lap of 13.987 seconds.

His qualifying position translated to a fourth place starting position in the third heat. When the green flew, polesitter David Gravel assumed the lead, Rico Abreu followed and Saldana made a gutsy move to take third position in front of Donny Schatz. The best battle on the track was Saldana attempting to reel in Abreu. At the checkered flag, the running order remained the same: Gravel took the victory followed by Abreu and Saldana.

Next up on the evening’s program was the dash to determine the first eight starting positions for the A Main. A No. 6 ping pong ball was pulled in the inversion draw positioning Saldana in the fourth starting position. At the drop of the green, Brian Brown grabbed the lead, followed by Terry McCarl, Shane Stewart and Saldana. At the halfway point, Stewart and McCarl traded positions and at the checkered flag it was Brown with the win and the pole position for the feature. Saldana finished fourth and earned a feature starting position on the outside of the second row.

Before the 24-car field rolled to the stripe for the start of the FVP Outlaw Showdown, the track was groomed and graded. Saldana prepared to make his 47th start at the Las Vegas track.

On the initial start, Brian Brown assumed the lead followed by Shane Stewart and Saldana. Between turns three and four on the first lap, Stewart passed Brown for the lead and then the field was under caution. Back to racing with Stewart, Brown and Saldana again leading the way but three laps later, the yellow was displayed once again. The green flag waved for the third time with Brown and Stewart first and second, but this time McCarl made a steal and took third. Saldana was fourth but had McCarl in his sights. In heavy traffic, Saldana made his move and regained third position. Two more yellows with 19 and 20 laps completed respectively. Once again the restart order was Stewart, Brown and Saldana with 10 laps remaining. When the field broke for the final time the running order remained Stewart, Brown and Saldana to the checkered flag.

“We’ve had a couple of weeks off,” said Saldana after his podium finish. “It was nice to get back behind the wheel and bounce around again in one of these things. They are a lot of fun to drive.

“We had a good car. I felt like if we hadn’t had that last yellow we were coming and the bottom of turns three and four were coming in and I don’t think Shane (Stewart) and Brian (Brown) realized it. They didn’t need to. They had a good race going on. Lapped traffic was pretty good.

”That was definitely a great effort for our team tonight and we will come back tomorrow and try to do a little bit better.”

 

 

SCOTT DARLEY CHALLENGE TV SHOW TO AIR ON ONE THIS SATURDAY

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

March 5, 2015

The first of two one-hour TV shows covering the two nights of the 2015 Scott Darley Challenge from Valvoline Raceway will air on ONE this Saturday, March 7 at 1pm.

The first show will feature a mix of all of the colour, the pageantry, the emotion and the brotherhood elements that have gone hand in hand with the event each year.

Viewer will gain a unique insight into the personal tributes and the raw emotion that fellow racers harbor for the memory of the man the race honours.

They’ll also see one of the most dramatic nights of on-track action seen at the circuit in many years!

So tune into ONE this Saturday at 1pm and enjoy some courageous driving, some heartfelt emotion and some of the best wheel to wheel racing seen anywhere in the world.

The second show covering Night Two will be screened on Saturday, March 14 at 1pm on ONE.

Please be aware that the coverage is listed online and in TV guides as World Series Sprintcars but is in fact the Scott Darley Challenge Night One.

Visit the following for reminders - http://tenplay.com.au/tv-guide

 

 

As the Sprintcars Return, Premier Speedway Says Thanks For Your Generosity!

A massive Labour Day long weekend of racing is set to roar to life as Premier Speedway says thanks to those that donated so generously to the Robbie Gordon Trust during last weekend’s Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship.

The inaugural Labour Day Clash featuring two consecutive nights of Sprintcar Racing at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway on Saturday and Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool has attracted yet another stout list of entrants.

Sunday nights field at Sungold Stadium consists of 49 drivers who will battle it out for the $5000.00 pay day along with a $1000.00 bonus for the overall points leader from the two nights of competition.

A field of 41 cars has nominated for Saturday nights program at Simpson.

All of the Sunday night action is presented by Heytesbury Stockfeeds who have been long time supporters of the Premier Speedway Club. The public gates will open at 4.00pm with Engine Starts and Hot Laps from 5.00pm.

Please note that there are no time trials this weekend.

Late Models and V8 Dirt Modified's will also be on the program.

Saturday night’s action at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway commences with the gates opening at four with the on-track action starting at 6.00pm. Speedcar will join the Sprintcars on the racing program.

This weekend’s two nights of racing sees the return of Sprintcar Racing to Premier Speedway following last weekend’s 74th running of the Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship.

In one of the highlights of the weekend, the generosity and kindness of the Speedway community was highlighted once again with an amazing $4,806.20 being donated to assist in the care and rehabilitation of Speedcar driver Robbie Gordon who was seriously injured at Sungold Stadium back on January 2.

The fund raising commenced with an impromptu opportunity to spoon feed Vegemite to three of the four visiting American drivers at the Speedcar Championship Calcutta.

This venture raised around $1250.00 alone with Queensland based driver Scott Wilson adding a further $500.00 to that tally having been granted the opportunity to spoon feed the Australian delicacy to his imported team mate, American Tyler Thomas.

A huge thank you has to be extended to Thomas, Jerry Coons Jnr and Davey Ray for the good-natured way they accepted the challenge.

On the Saturday night of the Championship it was the public’s turn with a strong contingent of drivers taking their helmets through the crowd to collect donations from the spectators and crews.

Once again this generated a large sum of donations with Premier Speedway kicking things off with a $1000.00 donation.

To everyone that participated and donated no much how big or small the donation, Premier Speedway would like to say thank you so much for your support of what is a great cause.

The Gordon family through Robbie’s brother Brad has asked that their thanks be extended to you all.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Florida Trip Comes to a Close!

(Bill W) March 4, 2015 – The Florida trip ended for the Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team last weekend. The ASCS National Series was only able to get in one night at Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala. Next up for Wayne will be ASCS-Red River region action in Oklahoma on March 13 at Flint Creek Speedway in West Siloam Springs and on March 14 at Creed County Speedway in Sapulpa.

Friday’s event in Ocala saw Wayne with a bad heat draw. “For the second time in three races, we drew a 71,” he says. “That put us in the back of the heat again. We were able to get up to fifth, which we felt pretty good about, but it wasn’t enough to make the show.”

The Knoxville, Iowa driver was able to qualify through the B main. “We ended up starting on the pole of the B,” says Wayne. “I was able to lead most of the way. I was running the top, and it started taking rubber on the bottom. Travis (Rilat) got by me and we ran second. I was trying to save the tires a little bit. I didn’t want to have to put new ones on for the feature, but I had to anyway.”

Wayne would line up outside row ten for the main event. “When they threw the green, I was going to be a hero and run outside of all of them!” he says. “I passed six or seven cars, about spun out up in the (marbles), and came out running last. I think 26 cars started the feature and I was dead last!”

He would get back to finish 19th. “We were able to come back up through there and get by some guys,” says Wayne. “It was tough to pass on that night. It can be tough to pass there anyway. The track is a little narrow. I don’t know how we did so well there a few weeks ago with the All Stars (16th to 6th).”

It will be a welcome week for Wayne at home before heading to Oklahoma. “We may go to Oklahoma and run with the ASCS-Red River Region (next week),” he says. “I have some things to take care of down there in Oklahoma and that will be on the way to Devil’s Bowl on March 20 and 21.”

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link…

http://www.facebook.com/#!/WayneJohnsonRacing

Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

Check out the new “recessed rivet” design put out by Outlaw Wings. Talk to Wayne about purchasing Outlaw Wings for your car! Outlaw Wings – "The Wing with an Attitude"!

Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne’s last podium finish at Creek County Speedway came in ASCS National action on July 14, 2008. Jason Johnson won ahead of Tim Crawley, Wayne, Nick Smith and Zach Chappell.

Partner of the Week – Simpson Performance Products

Simpson Performance Products is headquartered in New Braunfels, TX with more than 80,000 sq. feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. Many of our restraints, helmets and flagship parachutes are manufactured and tested right here. Simpson fire suits and crew uniforms are manufactured outside of Los Angeles, CA in our 52,000 sq. foot facility. Simpson also employs the largest customer service and sales team devoted solely to servicing NASCAR customers of any racing safety supplier, based in the heart of NASCAR country, Mooresville, NC. Visit us online at www.TeamSimpson.com!

"Wednesday's with Wayne"

"Wednesday's With Wayne" is an up close look at the past, present and future of colorful and talented sprint car driver Wayne Johnson. You'll never know what to expect next with Wayne, so don't miss us on Wednesdays! To receive "Wednesday's with Wayne", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with"Wayne" in the subject line. Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Townline Variety, Outlaw Wings, City Vending, Stone Mountain Access Systems and product sponsors The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Slade Shocks, Kustom Sprint Car, Fisher Racing Engines, Team Achieve and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

Hall Happy to Return to Texas Following Tough Trip Home From Florida

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (March 4, 2015) - Tyson Hall's trek home from Florida was a rough one this week.

Hall's team broke down for two days in Mississippi following two weeks of racing with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in 'The Sunshine State.'

"It wasn't a good way to wrap the trip up," he said.

Hall also had a tough outing during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour debut at Bubba Raceway Park last Friday.

"I drew at the back of the first heat," he said. "The track was hammer down and we had brake problems."

Hall advanced from ninth to eighth place in his heat race, which relegated him near the back of a B Main.

"We thought we fixed the brake problem, but it came back in the B Main about three laps into it," he said. "We're just getting all the bugs worked out. It's too bad Saturday's race rained out so we didn't get those extra laps, but we learned a whole lot down there with different setups and things we can do to the car."

Hall is slated to take this weekend off before resuming competition March 13 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and March 14 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, for the ASCS Gulf South Region season-opening weekend.

He is planning on competing full-time with the region for the first time in his career.

"We are a lot better off going into the ASCS Gulf South races after spending that time in Florida racing," he said. "Now hopefully we can put what we learned to use and start off on the right foot."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 27 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 9 (9).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 13 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and March 14 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TysonHall5x

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Pine Tree Motors

Pine Tree Motors is a car dealership located in Longview, Texas.

"Pine Tree Motors has been with me since the early stages of my career," Hall said. "They have stuck by me for 15 years and I can't thank them enough for the support throughout the years."

Hall would also like to thank Tidwell Tire Center, Pressure Construction, Dealers Detail and Robert Hall for their continued support.

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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.

 

 

WFO Sprint Series Name Changed To WST

By Ben Deatherage Cottage Grove, Oregon- The newly created Western Fastest Outlaws Sprint Series has changed its name to the Western Sprint Tour. The reason for this change was a conflict with trademark on the term “WFO” so with the introduction of the WST name there is no issue on that front. Be prepared to feel the earth shake as these 700+ horsepower fire-breathing monsters do battle at a track near you. Despite the name change the website address will remain the same, sprints.nwextremeseries.com, so be sure and don't miss out on any of the latest news or information.

Currently as of right now there are fifteen exciting action-packed events scheduled at six different and exciting race tracks in the great states of Oregon, California, and Washington with the Western Sprint Tour in 2015. Each action-packed thrilling main event is $2,000.00 to win and $300.00 to start unless stated otherwise.

The Western Sprint Tour collects the best winged 360 Sprint Car pilots in the Pacific Northwest at some of the best racing facilities in the entire country. Be sure and don't miss out on the opening weekend at the Cottage Grove Speedway on April 24th and 25th. Visit sprints.nwextremeseries.com for the latest news and information.

Additional Information: 2015 Tentative Western Sprint Tour Schedule April 24thCottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR April 25th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR May 23rd Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR May 24th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR June 28th Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, CA (Speedweek Northwest) June 29th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR (Speedweek Northwest) June 30th Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, OR (Speedweek Northwest) July 1st Travel Day July 2nd Willamette Speedway Lebanon, OR (Speedweek Northwest) July 3rd Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR (Speedweek Northwest) July 4th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR (Speedweek Northwest) August 14th Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, CA August 15th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR September 25th State Fair Raceway Yakima, WA September 26th State Fair Raceway Yakima, WA

Printable Schedule- http://sprints.nwextremeseries.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=245239 Series Rules- http://sprints.nwextremeseries.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=245238 Series Race Format- http://sprints.nwextremeseries.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=245241 Series Payout- http://sprints.nwextremeseries.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=245240

 

 

FARR IS FAST AND FLYING TO SYDNEY!

Official release: ECP Racing

March 5, 2015

Robbie Farr and the ECP Racing Team return to Sydney Speedway this Saturday for the first of four consecutive Saturday nights of competition at the iconic Parramatta venue safe in the knowledge that the #7 Hi-Tec Oils Maxim is right on the money.

And the four nights ahead are fittingly being billed as “the month of money” at Sydney Speedway with $75,000 on offer over March.

“We’re heading back to Sydney after a very encouraging West Australia swing,” explains Robbie, “we’ve had several top five results and a couple of podiums but the best part is that I know we’ve got a really fast racecar.”

Farr placed the #7 on the podium at last weekend’s Krikke Boys Shootout and was holding down a top five result during the previous weekend’s Australian Championship at Bunbury before a component failure rained on the parade.

Podium finishes at The Perth Motorplex and Bunbury Speedway in recent weeks has Farr confident that form will continue back over East.

“I’m feeling really good about our chances in Sydney says the Sydney-born now WA-based hard charger, “we’ve had the car and the speed we needed to rack up some wins of late but for one reason or another we haven’t quite been able to finish off. We’re coming back to Sydney to change that.”

The ECP Racing Team will be based in Sydney for the next four weekends consecutively with races on March 7, March 14, March 21 and March 28 before heading to Queensland for the Easter weekend.

Keep up to date with all the last minute information on East Coast Pipeline Racing at www.ecpracing.com as well as the team’s official Facebook page at East Coast Pipe Line Racing.

East Coast Pipeline Racing would again like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal corporate sponsors for their ongoing support: Hi-Tec Oils, Vermeer, East Coast Pipeline, Australia Wide Drilling, Australian Portable Camps, Golden City Trucks, Garrett Race Engines, Pipeline Plant Hire, IOR Energy, PWR Radiators, Bell Helmets, Buttlerbuilt Seats, Revolution Racegear.

 

 

 

VEGAS DOUBLE: McMahan and CJB #51 Bound for West Coast

Pennsylvania based team begins cross-country trek for month of racing

TELFORD, PA. - March 4, 2015 - Once a year, the stars and cars of dirt track racings biggest touring series converge on the entertainment capital of the world.

And the results rarely disappoint.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action with a two-night stop in Sin City before heading to Arizona for the series lone stop in the Grand Canyon state.

"Heading out to Las Vegas is always fun," said Paul McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service, Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete and All Star Performance sponsored machine for CJB Motorsports. "Of course you've got the city and the lights but the sprint cars always draw a big crowd out there. It's really cool to race in front of big crowds."

Last season, McMahan picked up the first of five victories on the season at the semi-banked, half-mile. The following night, McMahan wheeled the #51 machine to a sixth place finish.

"Vegas is a fast track for sure," commented the California native. "It was special to win there last year because we had Chad & Jenn (Clemens) there with us in victory lane. The second night, we had to battle back and I was extremely proud of my team."

Following the FVP Outlaw Showdown, the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' will head west to Arizona and USA Raceway. McMahan won the inaugural series event at the track in 2006 but experienced trouble last year.

"The wind was fierce at Tucson last year and I got blown all around during the dash," said McMahan. "The car flipped and the CJB boys went to work. They had it back together in time for the feature. I won the inaugural Outlaw show there in 2006 so we have quite a bit of confidence in what we can do. The Tucson race is our gateway to the first west coast swing. We're headed to a lot of the tracks I grew up racing on and will be out there for almost a month. I think we can run very well while we're out west and have that set us up well for the year."

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2015 STATS:

Events: 10

Quick Times: 0

Wins: 1

Top-5's: 5

Top-10's: 9

Average Time Trial: 3.8

Average A-main finish: 7.2

Total Laps Led: 47

UP NEXT: The FVP Outlaw Showdown on March 4th and 5th at Las Vegas Motorspeedway is up next for the #51 team. From there, the will head to USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. On Saturday, March 7th.

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STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:

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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series tour with driver Paul McMahan. 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 Telford, Pennsylvania.

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CJB Motorsports would like to thank the following partners for making racing possible: Astro Titanium, All Star Performance, Bairs Tree Service, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt Seats, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Henry Dunn Insurance, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks Inc., Nyce Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Motorsports Designs, Outerwears, Race Gear X, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Ti22, Top Flight Wings, Weld Racing and Winters Performance Products.

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Six-Time Outlaws’ Champion Poised To Continue Vegas Stranglehold

 

INDIANAPOLIS (March 4, 2015) – There’s no place better to make a statement than Las Vegas. The lights are bright, the stakes are high and nobody rolls higher when the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series hits the half-mile, dirt oval at Las Vegas Motor Speedway than six-time and reigning WoO champion Donny Schatz.

The driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) No 15 Bad Boy Buggies J&J leads the Outlaws back to Las Vegas not only as the most recent winner at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but also the leading all-time winner at the facility with eight WoO A-Feature victories. The Fargo, North Dakota racer will look to continue his winning ways there in this year’s FVP Outlaw Showdown Wednesday and Thursday evening before the tour heads to Arizona Saturday night for a battle at USA Raceway in Tucson.

Coming off the 2014 season, which included a career-best 26 WoO A-Feature victories and his sixth WoO championship, Schatz and his Bad Boy Buggies crew (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman) are aiming to reach even loftier goals this season. Early success was one goal for a team that historically is at its best from the middle of the summer on. And winning in Las Vegas for the third consecutive season would certainly qualify as a signpost of a strong beginning.

One constant for Schatz throughout his 19-year WoO career has been success in Las Vegas. He is the only driver to compete in all 49 WoO races at the track – 31 A-Features and 18 preliminary programs. His first triumph at the track concluded the 1999 season, and he won again to close the 2004 campaign. He was a two-time Las Vegas winner during the 2006 season – in March and October of that year – which culminated with his first WoO championship. He won again in February 2009, when the Outlaws returned to the high-speed, semi-banked dirt oval after a two-year hiatus, and he’s won the second night in each of the last two Outlaw visits. Consistency has been the key to Schatz’s success in Las Vegas and he enters Wednesday’s race with 14 consecutive top-10 finishes.

After a pair of complete shows in Las Vegas, the focus Saturday turns to the 3/8-mile, dirt oval in Tucson. The track has hosted five previous Outlaw events and Schatz has finished inside the top-six in all five. Schatz had a dominant night at the track in the fall of 2006, when he nearly pulled off a clean sweep. He was the fastest qualifier, won the opening heat, finished second in the dash and led every lap of the 30-lap A-Feature. During each of the last two races in Tucson, Schatz has charged forward, racing from 13th to sixth in March 2013 and 12th to fifth in last year’s race that was contested in extremely high winds. Schatz also spent time at the track earlier this year competing in a dirt Late Model.

With three of the 88 nights of action slated for the 2015 WoO season in the books, Brad Sweet leads the championship standings. Schatz is currently second with 426 points and trails Sweet by four markers. Schatz opened the season by finishing second at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida before winning the second 30-lap A-Feature of the season on Feb. 14. He raced from 17th to 10th in the Volusia finale.


For both programs at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the pit gates open at 2 p.m. PST and the grandstands open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. For tickets, visit
www.lvms.com or call the track at (702) 644-4444.

On Saturday at Tucson, the pit gates open at 2 p.m. MST and the grandstands open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. For tickets, visit
www.WorldofOutlaws.com or call (877) 395-8606.

 

Race fans unable to attend this week’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen live as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Sprint Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to www.DIRTVision.com for more information on all the site features, including updated results from each night of racing, as well as a chat room to interact with other race fans.

 

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

 

Your season began three weeks ago in Florida with two races with All-Stars and three with the World of Outlaws. Did you accomplish what you wanted to in Florida?

 

“The answer is no. We wanted to win five races. We only won once and felt like we had two others that were right there for the taking. Wins are what we expect. The guys on this Bad Boy Buggies team obviously did their homework in December and January. We had some success and I know we’ve all spent the past couple of weeks trying to make sure we can be even better out West. It’s always good to get that first win under your belt and allows you to focus on the next one. It’s game on when we get to Las Vegas and I’m excited to get back in the car.”


Your success at The Dirt Track is unmatched. Is there any particular aspect of the track that has enabled you to be so successful there?

 

“I would say there isn’t anything about the track, but more about the team and people I’ve been surrounded by that’s led to the success. It started with that first win in 1999 and, since the end of the 2000 season, we’ve been working with a package that we’ve just kept fine-tuning on. I’ve always liked the big tracks. You can carry a lot of momentum and the track typically will get slicker as the race goes on. That puts it back on the driver and that’s where I like it. I know Rick, Scuba and Eric work hard to give a car that’s going to be there at the end of the race and it’s up to me to bring it home in the top spot. This team thrives on being at our best at the end of the night. We love the challenge and things have worked out really well over the years in Las Vegas. We’re shooting for that to continue this week.”

 
This week will be the first of many where you compete at different tracks. What’s the biggest difference between The Dirt Track in Las Vegas and USA Raceway in Tucson?

 

“The main thing is the size. Las Vegas is big and fast but Tucson can be really fast, as well, even though it’s a smaller track. One of the things you like to see in dirt-track racing is multiple grooves and a track that slows down some. The competition is so good these days that you can’t have a track that is locked down and everyone just uses every ounce of horsepower. Both tracks are pretty much out in the open, so wind is a factor, and we’ve seen both tracks become drier and slick. With the Outlaws format, you have to qualify well and then be able to race your way forward. If the surface is right, you can do that at both tracks. We’re excited about being at both tracks. It’s a thrill for us to be out here competing with the World of Outlaws and doing everything we can to win races.”

 

 

Tony Stewart Racing’s Donny Schatz: Career Results at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

 

 

Year

Date

Donny Schatz

Qualifying

Start

Finish

2014

3/6

World of Outlaws

11

2

1

 

3/5

World of Outlaws

2

6

5

2013

3/7

World of Outlaws

12

1

6

 

3/6

World of Outlaws

14

2

1

2012

3/8

World of Outlaws

17

16

9

2011

3/3

World of Outlaws

14

12

3

 

3/2

World of Outlaws

1

2

3

2010

2/26

World of Outlaws

5

1

3

2009

2/26

World of Outlaws

1

3

1

2006

10/28

World of Outlaws

1

6

1

 

10/27

World of Outlaws

3

5

8

 

3/10

World of Outlaws

1

3

2

 

3/9

World of Outlaws

3

4

1

2005

10/22

World of Outlaws

3

7

7

 

10/21

World of Outlaws

1

11

23

 

3/11

World of Outlaws

---

4

1

 

3/10

World of Outlaws

12

9

3

2004

11/5

World of Outlaws

---

1

1

 

11/4

World of Outlaws

12

8

3

 

3/5

World of Outlaws

2

7

3

 

3/4

World of Outlaws

2

8

22

2003

11/1

World of Outlaws

5

8

2

 

10/31

World of Outlaws

30

24

12

 

3/1

World of Outlaws

4

5

8

 

2/28

World of Outlaws

20

23

16

2002

11/9

World of Outlaws

9

12

6

 

11/8

World of Outlaws

24

23

11

 

3/2

World of Outlaws

20

17

7

 

3/1

World of Outlaws

8

7

11

2001

11/3

World of Outlaws

10

14

16

 

11/2

World of Outlaws

9

13

13

 

3/4

World of Outlaws

---

5

21

 

3/3

World of Outlaws

14

2

8

 

3/2

World of Outlaws

15

2

2

2000

11/1

World of Outlaws

25

20

10

 

3/4

World of Outlaws

---

5

19

 

3/3

World of Outlaws

16

16

9

 

3/2

World of Outlaws

12

23

11

1999

11/3

World of Outlaws

---

1

1

 

3/6

World of Outlaws

7

6

5

1998

11/4

World of Outlaws

---

3

10

 

11/3

World of Outlaws

10

2

4

 

2/28

World of Outlaws

---

---

14

 

2/27

World of Outlaws

17

15

15

1997

11/5

World of Outlaws

11

11

12

 

11/4

World of Outlaws

17

17

24

 

2/8

World of Outlaws

16

20

11

 

2/7

World of Outlaws

12

12

11

1996

11/6

World of Outlaws

13

13

11

      = Preliminary Feature Event

 

Tony Stewart Racing’s Donny Schatz: Career Results at Tucson International Raceway Speedway

 

Year

Date

Donny Schatz

Qualifying

Start

Finish

2014

3/8

World of Outlaws

6

12

5

2013

3/9

World of Outlaws

13

13

6

2011

 

ASCS  - Western World

---

 

1

2010

 

ASCS  - Western World

---

 

1

2007

3/2

World of Outlaws

3

8

3

2006

10/7

World of Outlaws

1

2

1

 

3/4

World of Outlaws

3

12

2

 

 

Plymouth joins Fremont for BIG Memorial Day weekend All Star event

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

FREMONT, Ohio – The Memorial Day weekend has always been huge in racing. A new tradition will add to that fun in 2015 as Fremont Speedway in Ohio and Plymouth Speedway in Indiana team up for three nights of Tony Stewart’s New University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars.

For the first time in the history of Plymouth Speedway, winged 410 sprint cars will invade the three-eighths mile banked dirt oval that’s called “the Playground of Power.” The Friday, May 22 event will be dubbed the Earl Gaerte Classic, in honor of the late hall-of-fame engine builder and innovator.

The UNOH All Stars will then travel less about 3 hours to the east to “The Home of the All Stars” Fremont Speedway for events on Saturday, May 23 (Abdoo Brothers Demolition Night) and Sunday, May 24 (Budweiser Night). The finale at “The Track That Action Built” will pay the feature winner $10,000 and there will be a “meet and greet” with drivers signing autographs prior to the racing each night.

“The King of the Outlaws” Steve Kinser, a 20 time World of Outlaws champion and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, who utilized Gaerte Engines during his early years of racing, will battle the All Star regulars and other regional stars at all three events!

Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer worked with Plymouth Speedway Promoter Ed Kennedy to form the All Star triple-header weekend.

“We wanted to put something together to give the fans a fantastic weekend with little travel and give some of our race teams a chance to go to a new track,” said Farmer, who also promotes the Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series.

Farmer is offering a financial incentive to the top 10 in FAST points to compete at Plymouth as well.

A bus trip has also been organized so fans can camp at Fremont Speedway and travel to Plymouth. The round trip bus trip and a ticket into the night’s racing at Plymouth is just $40. Reservations are being taken now by contacting Farmer at fremontspeedway@yahoo.com.

Joe Gaerte, owner of Gaerte Engines and the 1987 and 1988 All Star Champion, said he wanted to be a part of the Plymouth race as soon as it was announced.

“We sponsored the SOD 360 race there last year and it was fun. Our business really grew because of 410 sprint cars so obviously we wanted to get involved in this. Indiana has become known as a non-wing sprint car area and hopefully events like this will get more winged 410 sprint car shows in the Hoosier state,” said Joe Gaerte, the son of Earl Gaerte.

Gaerte, who co-owns a sprint team with Tim and Cindy Norman, said the #3G car is expected to compete at all three events with Australian driver James McFadden behind the wheel. Farmer added 20-time World of Outlaws champion “The King of the Outlaws” Steve Kinser will compete at every event as well.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com, www.plymouthspeedway.net and www.allstarsprint.com

 

 

Brock Zearfoss Thankful for Huge Response at Annual Fundraiser Port Royal Speedway Opener Pushed Back to March 21st

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Jonestown, PA (March 4th, 2015) - Brock Zearfoss Racing officially launched their 2015 season last Saturday evening, February 28th with their annual team fundraiser. The event, which featured dinner, door prizes, giveaways, and a chance at $10,000, drew overwhelming support and proved to be a success. All proceeds from the event will be used throughout the 2015 season; helping to keep Brock Zearfoss Racing on track as they compete for track championships at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway.

“It really was a success...we were at ‘standing room only’ by 6:30” said Brock Zearfoss regarding the annual team fundraiser, “Everything about the fundraiser turned out to be great; the food was good, the cornhole tournament was a lot of fun, the raffles were a huge hit...it was overwhelming to say the least...the race fans in this area do so much for their racers...the support they give to all of us is incredible...without their help, our sport would not be possible...hopefully we can put on some great shows this year and give them something back.”

Brock Zearfoss, who pilots the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Mooses LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leaches Automotive, Meckleys Limestone, no. 3Z ‘410’ sprint car, will make his 2015 racing debut on Saturday evening, March 21st at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The Port Royal Speedway season opener, originally schedule for March 14th, will feature the ‘410’ sprint cars, super late models, and the 355 Econo-Late Models. Those seeking additional information can do so by logging on to the official online home of Port Royal Speedway; www.portroyalspeedway.com.

“All we need now is the weather to cooperate” said Brock Zearfoss, “We are more than ready to get this year started.”

Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire 2015 racing campaign - right here at www.fullyinjected.com, or at www.brockzearfoss.com. Be sure ‘follow’ the ‘Jonestown Jet’ on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing

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Recent Highlights: Finished 8th in Tulsa Shootout A Class Winged main event; Finished 22nd in Winged Outlaws Tulsa Shootout main event.

2015 Wins: N/A

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Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Mooses LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leaches Automotive, Meckleys Limestone, JP Donmoyer Trucking, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Berkebile Oil Company, Stoner Solutions, Farmers Wife Restaurant, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports

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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 / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

March is the money month! Sprintcar Association of NSW Media Release March 4, 2015

The month of March promises so much. Increased prize money, big car counts and a Sprintcar track championship that is heading for a nail-biting finish.

This Saturday night, March 7, at Valvoline Raceway, 52 Sprintcars, including Australian Champion David Murcott, will take to the track for the first of four $5,000 to win main events. Coupled with the increased prize money, there is also a ‘series within a series’ with a $10,000 point fund at the end of the month. Put this with the track championship point fund and that is some serious money to round out the season.

Courtesy of his win at the last event a fortnight ago, Sam Walsh has clawed his way back into possible contention for the championship. Walsh currently sits in fourth, 99 points off the lead. He will need results to go his way however, but nonetheless he can still count himself as a contender.

This placed Max Dumesny is in a similar predicament to Walsh. Being 90 points from the lead, he too will also need results to fall in his favour.

The top two protagonists in this season’s track championship look set to go at it for the remaining four nights of racing. James Thompson leads on 3832 points however Ben Atkinson, who sits second, has made some big inroads into Thompson’s lead and now just sits 47 points adrift of Thompson. It promises to be a fascinating finish to the season.

The battle for fifth, sixth and seventh in the standings is as intense as the top four with Toby Bellbowen (5th), Danny Reidy (6th) and Jackson Delamont (7th) separated by just 20 points.

With the intensity level raised to a new level this month, positions are sure to change, pointing to an exciting conclusion.

If you can’t be trackside, there will be regular Facebook updates throughout the night; simply search ‘Sprintcar Association of NSW’ and like the page. It should be noted that the SANSW is leading the way in social media interaction when it comes to Sprintcar racing across the country.

Drivers will contest the usual format this Saturday night, consisting of time trials, heats, pole shuffle, C-Main, B-Main and the 30 lap A-Main.

Time trials are expected to kick off at 6pm.

The top 20 in the track championship are as follows;

James Thompson 3832 Ben Atkinson 3785 Max Dumesny 3742 Sam Walsh 3733 Toby Bellbowen 3674 Danny Reidy 3664 Jackson Delamont 3654 Trevor Green 3616 Matthew Dumesny 3459 Grant Tunks 3458 Max Johnston 3334 Marty Perovich 3318 Alex Orr 3047 Jimmy Matchett 3007 Blake Skipper 3000 Darryl Campbell 2851 Michael Saller 2830 Lachlan Abbott 2780 Robbie Farr 2688 Daniel Sayre 2653

 

 

Heading for a grand finish Media Release: NSW Wingless Sprints March 4, 2015

A field of forty-four cars have nominated for the twelfth round of the Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport NSW Wingless Sprints Club Championship, this Saturday night, March 7 at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.

Going into this event, the chasefor the title could not be any tighter and the club championship looks certain to go down to the wire at season’s end.

Leading the nomination list is current club championship leader Nathan Dicker who holds a slight two point advantage over second placed Mark Blyton. Jeff Thomas is just a mere two points further back in third followed by Brian Briton, Jason Bates, Adam Hourigan, Mikaela Blyton, Sean Dicker, Marshall Blyton and Nikki Briton rounds out the top ten.

Such is the closeness of the competition in season 2014/15, after nine completed rounds, just 97 points separate Nathan Dicker and ninth placed Marshall Blyton. Nikki Briton isn’t out of contention either, 163 points off the lead.

There have also been some additions to the calendar with three more shows added to the schedule. There will be a two night show on the ANZAC Day weekend held at Morris Park Speedway, Dubbo with the Friday night, April 24, being designated a club show and therefore not counting towards points for the Club Championship. Saturday night, April 25, will be the penultimate round of the club championship before it all comes to an exciting conclusion on Saturday, May 2 at Valvoline Raceway.

The Wingless Sprints in NSW have never been so competitive and this season, we have witnessed perhaps the best racing in the category’s short history. It will go down to the final round and after the racing this season, it shouldn’t be any other way.

Racing this Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway kicks off at 6pm.

Revised NSW Wingless Sprints Schedule:

Saturday, March 7 – Valvoline Raceway Saturday, March 21 – Gunnedah Speedway Saturday, April 11 – Narrabri Speedway Friday, April 24 – Dubbo Speedway (Non-Club Championship) Saturday, April 25 – Dubbo Speedway Saturday, May 2 – Valvoline Raceway

The NSW Wingless Sprints would like to acknowledge Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport for their support of the 2014/15 Club Championship.

 

 

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

ABSOLUTELY FREE INDOOR RACING EVENT CONTINUES THROUGH MARCH 7 AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL. . . . . . . MOTHER NATURE HALTS THIRD NIGHT OF QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW, SCHEDULE ADJUSTED BALANCE OF THE WEEK

For the first time in the history of the show's eight year run, the Quaker Steak & Lube Eighth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show was brought to a freezing halt on Tuesday evening by a quick hitting storm that pummeled the area with snow, sleet and ice. The Dirt Track Heroes staff is extremely sorry for the cancellation and especially to those who braved the conditions to make it to the show. In order to accommodate the "Stars of Tomorrow" and our loyal sponsor support, the Tuesday show will be moved to Saturday afternoon after the regularly scheduled show is completed. Show Promoter Bob Miller stated, "It is the goal of the Dirt Track Heroes staff to fulfill our obligations to those who have worked so diligently to help create and support this great show."

The 8th edition of the show will continue through March 7th with sponsorship through headline sponsor Quaker Steak & Lube and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds, Martocci's Automotive, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Searock Fabrication and Speed, Kim's Kreations, Vogel Designs, R&F International Muffler and Brake, Persa Auto Repair, Jeff's Automotive, Murante Auto Repair, Penn Jersey Food Marts, Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restorations and VRP Shocks. Please follow the revised schedule below for the remainder of the show.

Nightly interviews and 100 plus cars race cars provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the 2015 regular season begins. ARCA driving star Sean Corr towed his rig through the poor weather today to drop off his Syracuse winning Late Model race car for the show and will be on hand Saturday for the interview sessions.

The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ and has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be free of charge to the mall traffic and the 2015 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.

Quaker Steak & Lube, the show sponsor is located just one mile east of the Phillipsburg Mall and has been quickly established as the place for race fans to meet before and after their visit to the show. Quaker Steak & Lube, known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, has over sixty-five locations throughout the United States and Canada and sells more than 80 million wings per year. It's a restaurant with a "racing theme" with much local racing fanfare to include the Mike Stasak owned Bobby Pickell #300 modified on a garage lift inside the restaurant. In fact, you may request the table directly under the modified.

Wednesday night at the Mall will find the stars from Hamlin, Accord, Orange County and Mahoing Speedways taking part in the interviews. The evening will be sponsored by Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds. For the early arrivals, Richie and Joel Smith will once again demonstrate the workings of their Stage One Modified race car.

The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Tri State, Friends of Nazareth and Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Videos, Big Mike's Videos and Justin Beltrame's Mocatek Memorabilia collection 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. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456.

On display at the Mall include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Action Track USA, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2014 show.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show. The great keepsake event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2015 racing season.

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 8TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday- March 4 - (6:30 PM) - Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds Saluting Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway, Mahoning Speedway

Thursday- March 5- (6:30) Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies Saluting New Egypt, Bridgeport Speedway, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Speedway

Friday - March 6 - (1st Show (4 p.m.) - Penn Jersey Food Marts and Persa Auto Repair presents a Special Edition "The Legends of Racing" with many Legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate and saluting the Reading Fairgrounds Historical Racing Society

Second Show- (6:30 PM) Martocci Automotive presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, TSRS and CRSA Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

9 PM Friday, March 6 At Quaker Steak & Lube in Phillipsburg, NJ The Rusty Smith Motorsports Celebrity Dinner honoring Gerald & Joanne Chamberlain - - - Open to All. Tickets are not required, but you are responsible for purchasing your own food and drinks.

Saturday - March 7 - (1:00) --Kim's Kreations presents Special Tribute to Gerald Chamberlain-Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

Saturday- March 7- Approximately 3:30 PM- Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts presents the "Stars of Tomorrow" featuring all quarter midget clubs in the area. Meet Little Miss Motorsports Jayden Gursky. She is 11 years old and from Palmerton, Pennsylvania

Check out. . . . dirttrackheroescarshow.com<http://dirttrackheroescarshow.com>

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 AM-6 PM, Monday-Saturday 10 AM - 9 PM

 

 

Trenca Seeking First Career Sprint Car Victory During Diverse 2015 Schedule

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (March 3, 2015) - Joe Trenca is aiming to take another large step forward this season.

Trenca has put together a schedule of approximately 60 sprint car races, including eight or nine with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

"The game plan is to race as many times as we can all over," he said. "There's close to 60 races on the schedule this year. We're not racing for points anywhere. We just want to run all over."

Trenca, who will kick off his season on April 4 at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., said his schedule will include a return to the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, in July as well as a trip to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the Short Track Nationals in October.

The Mucci Motorsports team might also tackle the famed Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, in August.

"We want to see new tracks and push ourselves against the best competition," he said. "Last year we got better throughout the season and I want to continue that momentum throughout this season."

One of Trenca's biggest goals for the year is to earn his first career sprint car feature victory.

"The only number goal is one so we get that first win out of the way," he said. "After that we want to win as many as we can. We came a long way this past winter. We did a lot of things preparing for this season. We changed the crew around. We got a few new sponsors. I have the most confidence ever in my racing career. This is a very exciting time. I can't wait to get on the race track and start to compete."

UP NEXT -

April 4 at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

APPAREL -

Trenca will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale online and at his race trailer throughout the season. Visit http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com for more information.

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"We're really excited to work with FK Rod Ends this year," Trenca said. "They have an outstanding track record and we look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Outdoor Factory Outlet, Fast Axle, National Parts Peddler, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Schoenfeld Headers, Shute's Water Systems, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Brakes, Weld Wheels, Stars and Stripes Tool Company, Seals-It, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Ken's Auto Body, Slade Shock Technology, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

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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.

 

 

WESTWARD BOUND FOR WORLD OF OUTLAWS WEST COAST SWING

ON THE CIRCUIT: Larson Marks Racing with driver Shane Stewart continues their first full season with the World of Outlaws sprint car series with races at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. this week. Larson Marks Racing did not begin their rookie season until late March in 2014, so this will mark the team's first races at both tracks.

LMR IN FLORIDA: Last month, Larson Marks Racing opened its season competing with the All-Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Raceway Park in Barberville, Fla., where a broken wheel hub ended the team's night in the B-Main. The following three nights, Stewart drove the LMR No. 2 to eighth, sixth and 12th-place finishes respectively.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Stewart has previously competed at both The Dirt Track at LVMS and USA Raceway. Stewart's last appearance in Vegas was seven years ago in 2008, when he scored a top-10 finish with the World of Outlaws. Stewart has previously competed in both ASCS and midget competition at USA Raceway.

ALREADY WINNERS: Although the World of Outlaws season didn't begin until mid-February, Larson Marks Racing had already scored its first win of the 2015 season. While Stewart was welcoming his newborn daughter, Nixon, team co-owner Kyle Larson took over driving duties for the inaugural Winter Heat Showdown at Cocopah Speedway in early January. In his second night of competition, Larson started third and earned the Larson Marks Racing team the win.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Larson and entrepreneur Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. and is co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, a five-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team. Larson will be competing for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, on the same property as the The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

CREW CHIEF: Veteran crew chief Steve Suchy continues to oversee the No. 2 Larson Marks Racing team. Suchy, 39, has previously worked with notable drivers Larson, Cody Darrah, Stevie Smith and Greg Hodnett. A Pennsylvania native, Suchy relocated to North Carolina last winter to lead the formation of the new Larson Marks Racing team.

NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will continue their season next weekend, March 13 and 14, at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

CONNECT WITH LMR: For more information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, please visit www.larsonmarksracing.com, follow @LarsonMarks on Twitter and like www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing.

 

 

Mad Man Runs Second at Krikke Boys Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading to the Quit Bunbury Speedway over the weekend for his final race of the year in Australia, the Krikke Boys Shootout, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing team had a very strong showing as he recorded a second place finish in the finale.

“We were really strong all weekend, and it is great to podium during both nights of the Krikke Boys Shootout,” Madsen said. “My guys worked hard, and we were in a good position during both races.”

Kicking things off on Saturday night, Madsen continued his strong qualifying efforts that he has displayed thus far in 2015 as he was the quick time qualifier, before finishing third in his heat race.

Scoring a fourth place finish in the ‘A’ Dash, Madsen would line up in the fourth row of the feature event, and start from the seventh position. As fans have seen him do so many times, Madsen was able to carefully navigate his way through the field, and score a third place finish in the preliminary night feature event, and escape the event points lead heading into the finale.

Sunday night saw Madsen take advantage of his front row starting position in his heat race as he soared to the heat race win, placing him in the dash. Hitting the track in the final group of four in the dash, Madsen would pick up the win and start on the pole for the 35-lap feature event.

Starting on the front row of the race alongside Brooke Tatnell, Madsen would slip into the second spot as he chased after Brooke Tatnell. Reeling Tatnell in, Madsen would take the lead in lapped traffic and pull away until the red flew on the 12th lap.

Back underway, Madsen and Tatnell would battle up front, and with just a few laps remaining, Tatnell got under Madsen to take the lead, and despite a valiant effort to take the lead back, Madsen would cross the stripe in the second position.

“It is definitely a race that you want to win, and I just could not take advantage of some opporutnites,” Madsen said. “I really have to thank the Gavranich family, as well as Dan Ricehouse and everyone at American Racing Wheels for their outstanding support.”

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-21, Wins-6, Top-5’s-16, Top 10’s-18

ON TAP: Madsen will now head back to the United States to resume the 2015 World of Outlaws schedule Wednesday night at the Las Vegas Dirt Track in Las Vegas, NV.

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Brady Bacon – Fast Florida Trip Ends at East Bay!

(Bill W) March 3, 2015 – Just like the week prior, some silly luck cost Brady Bacon and the Hoffman Racing #69 team from sweeping the weekend with top five runs. After a third place run on Friday with the USAC National Sprint Car Series at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Florida, Brady was spun out by another competitor. He was able to come from the rear in the final five laps to register thirteenth and cap off a fast trip to Florida.

The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver timed in ninth in Thursday’s preliminary at East Bay. “We weren’t that good qualifying Thursday,” he says. “It just so happened that it worked out for us though, and we started on the pole of the feature.”

Brady and the team made preparations for the main event. “The B feature was won on the top,” he says. “The fast laps were up top. We geared up for the top and the bottom ended up being faster. I lost the lead on the first lap to Kevin Thomas.”

Despite not having the best handling machine, he would hold onto a podium finish. “We got to lapped traffic, and I tried the middle to the top of one and two,” says Brady. “Dave (Darland) was able to get by me at that point. After that, we stayed in line and we were able to get third. We didn’t have that great of a car, but if I was on the bottom the whole race, we may have had a chance to win. Usually, I’m the one on the bottom.”

It was a satisfying finish considering everything. “It was good to get a podium finish,” says Brady. “We were pretty happy with third. Still, we made quite a few changes on the car for Friday night.”

Qualifying went better for Brady on Friday. “We were able to qualify fourth,” he says. “Chase (Stockon) was just on a roll down there qualifying. I think we were the only two that got quick times in Florida.”

He would come from sixth to second in his heat. Starting in row three, Brady quickly established himself as a favorite in the feature. “We were racing Robert Ballou and Kevin Thomas the whole race,” he says. “Ballou was able to get by KT, and then I was able to get by him into second. With five or six laps to go, Kevin ran through there and got into the back of us, spinning us out. I did a 360 and kept it going, but USAC rules say the caution has to come out and we had to go to the back. We definitely got the short end of the stick there.”

Brady would checker 13th, and looks back on Florida knowing the #69 was fast. “If it wasn’t for a couple nights where things were beyond our control, we would have had top fives every night,” he says. “I was pretty happy with the speed of the car, and hopefully, we can carry that momentum through the rest of the year.”

The next action for Brady will come on March 20 and 21 at the “Copper on Dirt” at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona.

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Brady Bacon Racing would like the following sponsors for all their help: Print Place, Fatheadz Eyewear, Triple X Race Co., Tel-Star Technologies, PPM Titanium Products, KTA Kiser’s Truck and Auto (formerly Sham’s Garage), Heath Clips Lawn Care, Chubby from CnB Mushroom Farms, Lucas Oil Products, Lightning Wings, CP Carillo, Keizer Wheels, Smiley’s Racing Products, Eaton Industrial Coatings, Sweet Mfg., Butlerbuilt Seats, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Proglide Coatings, Diversified Machine Inc., Fuel Safe, Allstar Performance, Simpson, Octane Ink, Schroth Racing, Wilwood, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

The Hoffman #69 sprinter is sponsored by Mean Green, Mopar, Triple X Race Components, Hoosier, DMI, Lykins, Engler Machine & Tool, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, KSE, MPD Racing, CSI Shocks, XYZ Machining, Saldana Racing Products, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Fastener Specialty Motorsports, Wilwood Brakes, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Zemco Headers, Chalk Racing Products and Weld.

 

 

A-Verdi Storage Containers Returns as Major Patriot Sprint Tour Marketing Partner

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (March 3, 2015)- In racing, there are sponsors and then there are marketing partners. When it comes to A-Verdi’s support of the Patriot Sprint Tour, there is no question it is a marketing partnership.

A-Verdi Storage Containers, of Savannah, NY, will once again throw major support behind the Patriot Sprint Tour in 2015 in a multitude of ways. In addition to point fund contributions and product support, A-Verdi will have present nearly a half dozen PST America shows.

“A-Verdi Night at the Races” are currently scheduled for events at Canandaigua, Black Rock, Fulton and Ransomville, as has been the case in years past. In addition, A-Verdi will team with EIO Waste Solutions and throw their support behind the Patriots return to Penn Can Speedway on June 12.

“I can’t thank Joe and Patty (Verdi) enough for their continued support,” declared PST President Mike Emhof. “They have been a terrific marketing partner in so many ways. They have become friends and often times go the extra mile to help out the series.”

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National Sprint Car Museum to offer Sprint Car 101’s in Knoxville & Twin Cities, and Historical Presentation in Southern Minnesota, in March

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (March 3, 2015) - The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to announce three special events that it will be presenting this month, including one in Knoxville and two in southern Minnesota. The free and open-to-the-public presentations are as follows:

Thursday, March 19 – “Sprint Car 101: Sprint Cars, County Fairs & Auto Thrill Shows” at 7 p.m. at the National Sprint Car Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, featuring Ralph Capitani, Jim Cadwell, Jimmy Canton, Lou Sipolt, Jr., Dan Hutchings and Chad Van Dyke.

Sunday, March 22 – “Sprint Car 101: From Twin City to North Starr and beyond… Remembering Minnesota’s Open-Wheel Racing History” at 2 p.m. at the Dan Patch American Legion Post 643 in Savage, Minnesota, with host Phil Dullinger special guests John “Butch” Bethke, Bill Dollansky, Mike Kelly, Sr., Joe Kouba and Conrad “Butch” Maxwell.

Saturday, March 28 – “100 Years Later… the Tragic Death of F. Maurice Keeler at the Des Moines Speedway (1915)” at 1 p.m. at the Le Roy Community Center in Le Roy, Minnesota, with historian Larry Ball, Jr.

According to museum curator Tom Schmeh today, “We hadn’t planned on offering two Sprint Car 101’s and an additional historical presentation this month, but it just worked out that way. Museum volunteer Bob Colbert had the idea for the forum on Joie Chitwood and his thrill show, while Phil Dullinger called us wanting to coordinate a forum on Minnesota open-wheel racing, specifically at the old North Starr Speedway. And it was only this winter that I realized that it will be one hundred years since the passing of riding-mechanic F. Maurice Keeler at the Des Moines Speedway in August of this year. He is buried in Le Roy, Minnesota, but I am not sure if any of the current residents realize who he was and how he met his untimely death. I appreciate past museum board president Larry Ball, Jr., giving his entertaining and educational presentation again, this time, appropriately enough, in Le Roy.”

Those individuals interested in learning more about the “Sprint Car 101” Third Thursday Series at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are urged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com.

 

 

Hagar Posts First Top 10 of Season With ASCS National Tour on Tough Track

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (March 3, 2015) - Derek Hagar rebounded in a big way last Friday at Bubba Raceway Park.

Hagar's season had started on a sour note after a rough outing during the season-opening event the weekend prior and engine issues during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour practice night at Bubba Raceway Park on Thursday.

"We cracked a head in the engine during our practice night so we had to make an engine change," he said. "With that on top of the tough weekend to open the season we needed a strong performance at Bubba Raceway Park."

Hagar and his team did just that, starting with a powerful drive in a heat race.

"On the original start we got up to third, but they called it back because the front row didn't start the race like it should," he said. "On the second start I got up to fifth and then another driver spun out and gave us fourth. We started making ground on third place, but couldn't get by him."

Hagar maneuvered from seventh to fourth place during the heat race, which locked him into the feature starting ninth - only one position out of making the feature redraw.

"You could tell the track was taking rubber in the B Mains," he said. "It was weird because in the heat races it was eating the left rear tires off without taking any rubber. Then it got really, really thick about five laps into the A Main. I was biding my time and whenever cars would push up off the corner I'd ease by them."

Hagar rallied from ninth to fifth place before he lost two positions in the closing laps.

"The motor was staying at too high of an RPM," he said. "The way the race track is shaped it's kind of tricky to run that track when it's rubbered up. You're always turning. You have to have a car that is free enough. It pushed up once and a couple of guys got by me. I was able to pass one driver on a late-race restart to finish sixth."

Hagar's sixth-place result marked his first top 10 of the season.

"It helped boost our confidence," he said. "We had a fast car. To go out there and get a top 10 after the previous weekend and the test night on Thursday, I'm just glad we rebounded the way we did."

Saturday's race at Bubba Raceway Park rained out.

Hagar is scheduled to compete this Friday and Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., during the USCS season opener.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 27 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 6 (9).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., with the USCS

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

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"FSR Radiators make the best radiators to keep your motor as cool as it possibly can be," Hagar said. "I'd definitely recommend them to any racer."

Hagar would also like to thank R.E. Enterprises, J&J Auto Racing, Xtreme Race Graphics, Dynotech Performance, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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Hanks Recuperating Following Trip to Emergency Room in Florida

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (March 3, 2015) - Brandon Hanks is on the mend after a trip to the emergency room last week.

Hanks battled an illness throughout last week before his family took him to the hospital last Wednesday, when he was diagnosed with tonsillitis and mononucleosis.

"My tonsils started swelling up and I couldn't breathe," he said. "I didn't even know that I had mono. I didn't have any fatigue. I just couldn't swallow or breathe. My throat was hurting so bad it'd hurt to drink water. I'd have something in my hand to squeeze when I had to swallow."

Hanks spent several hours at the hospital before he was discharged Thursday morning. He participated that evening during the practice night at Bubba Raceway Park before electing to sit out of last weekend's Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event.

"I ran one full set of practice on Thursday and when I went out for a second one I ran about three or four laps," he said. "The car was bouncing pretty bad so I pulled it to the infield. I went back out after they made a few adjustments and we did another full set, but I was spent after that."

His team returned to Tennessee, where Hanks has been recuperating at home.

"The doctors told me three to four weeks is the average people are out," he said. "I'm hoping I can beat that average. I need all the seat time I can get. I'm hoping we can make it to Devil's Bowl."

Hanks said his main focus is resting and recovering in an effort to return to racing March 20-21 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 20-21 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hanks-Motorsports/135263046488177

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

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Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics is a graphics company based in Atoka, Tenn.

"Without Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics we wouldn't have the best looking race car on the track," Hanks said.

Hanks would also like to thank Performance Powder Coating, D&B Farms, J&J Auto Racing, Wesmar Racing Engines, Walls Paint and Body Shop, RE Enterprises, Hinchman Racewear and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

 

 

Car Show & Practice Precedes DCRP Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (March 3, 2015) – Little more than one month away, the 2015 season opener at Dodge City Raceway Park is rapidly approaching.

And, before the season officially gets under way on Saturday night, April 11, everyone gets a tremendous sneak preview with a car show and then an open practice session one week earlier on Saturday, April 4.

All racers are invited to bring their cars for display to Dodge City’s Village Square Mall at 2601 Central Avenue on April 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for everyone to get an up close look before that evening’s practice.

Pepsi and water will be provided while supplies last to all those that bring cars for display, with drivers receiving free admission to the evening’s practice session for their support of the car show.

The April 4 open practice session, set to run from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., offers free grandstand admission with a $10 pit entry fee.

The April 4 practice will serve as a precursor to likely the most exciting season of racing action yet at Dodge City Raceway Park, with the season opener featuring the track’s championship chase divisions of DCRP Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks taking place on the 3/8-mile clay oval on April 11.

The April 11 season opener will mark the first of 15 nights of competition at Dodge City Raceway Park with a number of special events along the way, highlighted by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Boothill Showdown on July 3-4.

The track’s full slate of events is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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.

 

 

RICKIE GAUNT TO RETIRE FROM SPRINT CAR RACING IN 2015!

(Perris, CA, March 3) Hope will spring eternal when Perris Auto Speedway kicks off its 20th anniversary season this Saturday, March 7th, with the Sokola Shootout featuring the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprints. The brightest crop of rookies in several years will begin the USAC/CRA season and talented youngsters will launch their sprint car endeavors in the Young Guns. However, one longtime popular veteran, “Super Rickie” Gaunt, will begin the last chapter of his long, illustrious career. The Torrance, California veteran has announced that his last sprint car race will take place at The PAS on July 4th.

The winner of the 1999 Oval Nationals at The PAS and the 2004 SCRA and Non Wing World Champion, had originally planned to call it a career at last year’s Oval Nationals. Gaunt’s wife, Denise, asked him to carry on for a little bit longer.

“It will be fitting to do it on July 4th as Perris Auto Speedway is what made me and I have never missed a July 4th there since they opened,” an emotionally charged Gaunt said. “I was actually going to retire last year at the Ovals, but Denise threw a fit and said that my whole family and a lot of friends could not be there. She said to do it at a race where they all could be at. My whole family goes out there for the fourth of July, so it just makes sense.”

“It is just killing me to do this, because I think I can still win,” he continued over the phone on Sunday night. “I am not happy about it by any means. There are guys older than me. Dave Darland is older than me and Jon Stanbrough is older than I am and those guys are still winning races, but I have had my day in the sun. I have not raced as much in the last two years and to stay competitive you have to race quite a bit. If it is not 100% effort in a sprint car, there is no reason to do it. It is too competitive. It is not enough just for me to show up at the races and be there. I want to run up front and battle for the win.”

1999 Oval Nationals winner Rickie Gaunt in action at the same race in 2014.

Doug Allen Photo

Gaunt will split his racing between two cars in his final half season. He will be in the Shawn McDonald owned Jeff and Jimmy Gardner prepped white #9 at the races at The PAS. He will be in Dave Miller’s #66, his regular ride the past few years, for the race at Ventura in May as it is the home track of longtime sponsor Tom Roberts. At his final race on July 4th he is not sure what he is going to drive. It could be the #66 car or the #9 or they could put the motor from the #66 car in the #9. In addition to Gaunt retiring, Miller is retiring as a car owner.

Rickie Gaunt in the pits before a race in 2014 at The PAS.

Doug Allen Photo.

Gaunt’s stellar driving and epic interviews have been on display at The PAS since it first opened in 1996. His racing skills and light hearted nature will be missed by everyone including fans, fellow competitors and officials.

“I hate to see Rickie go,” Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian said regarding Gaunt hanging up his helmet. “He is a promoter’s delight. Not only is he a good sprint car driver, but he is a colorful character. You never know what he is going to say. He is one of the most popular drivers in the history of Perris Auto Speedway. The fans absolutely love him.”

With the extra time he will have on his hands, Gaunt will be helping out more with his two sons, Chasen and Maverick, in their off-road racing careers, but by no means is he turning his back on sprint cars. He plans to be around in another capacity.

“You cannot get rid of me and I will still be around,” Gaunt laughed. “I am already working on some deals to have somebody come in and run the #9 car after I am done with it on the 4th of July. I may be switching gears and be going from a driver to an owner. I had Jeremy McGrath out there running the car last week and he is going to do it again in a few weeks. He did a really good job. Would love to see him come out and race it.”

Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM on Saturday and racing will begin at 7:00. As a special for the 20th anniversary season opener, adult tickets will be 20% off making them $20.00. Another anniversary special will at the concession stands from 5:00 to 6:00 PM when fans can purchase any beverage or food item for full price and get a second of the same item for only twenty cents.

Advance tickets for all events at The PAS, with the exception of the World of Outlaws, are available 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7. Advance tickets for the World of Outlaws can also be obtained via phone or online at 1-877-395-8606 or http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=558&backurl=default.asp

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events. The campground opens at noon the day before each event. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2015 season. AA Lynco Painting, All Coast Construction, All Seasons Tree Repair, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Perris Com Ecco, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Drop Zone, Edelbrock, Engine Pro, Harry’s Café, HD Industries, Horizon Solar, K&N Engineering, Livingwaters Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Marjon RV, Moon Nursery, P.I.P.E., Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pizza Factory, Red Lion Inns and Suites, Robert Dempster, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Stassines Cross, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town & Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, US Foods and Valley News.

To keep up with all of 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.

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Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway kicks-off 2015 in a big way with the World of Outlaws & more colliding next week

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – March 3, 2015…The smell of methanol & the euphoric sound of racing engines returns to Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway next week, as the 2015 season kicks-off in style with the World of Outlaws & King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series on March 13 & 14. Along with WOO & KWS, each night will also showcase the USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars, while Saturday finds the Western RaceSaver Sprints making their debut.

To purchase your tickets for the big weekend at Steve Faria’s Thunderbowl Raceway contact the track box office at (559) 688-0909. The front gate will open at 4pm both nights with racing scheduled to fire-off around 7pm. All seating is reserved during the double-header weekend with Bleacher tickets costing $40 and Grandstands seats $45 each night. A seating chart is available online at www.thunderbowlraceway.com

California fan favorite Tim Kaeding of San Jose will be looking to continue his usual trend of success with the World of Outlaws at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway, having been a three-time WOO winner at the track. The two-time King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series champion is always worth the price of admission at the Thunderbowl and claimed Outlaw wins at the one-third mile oval in 2007, 2012 & 2013. He also raced to victory in Tulare at the National Sprint Tour finale in 2006.

“Tulare is just one of those tracks I always seem to excel at and we’re looking forward to the Outlaw/ KWS weekend,” said Kaeding, who captured nine wins with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in 2013. “For fans and drivers it doesn’t get much better than the Thunderbowl because there’s always a number of lines to use, but to win races there you typically have to go to the high-side and that’s how I like it. Hopefully all of our California drivers perform well and we can keep the trophies in the Golden State.”

With three races complete in the World of Outlaws season Grass Valley, CA’s Brad Sweet sits atop the standings by just four-points over six-time & defending series champion Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota. Sweet’s Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Daryn Pittman from Owasso, Oklahoma stands third, only six-markers out of the lead going into the next event that takes place this week in Las Vegas. Last season saw Sweet claim five victories and capture Rookie of the Year honors with the tour. He capped the year by finishing sixth in the points and will be poised to move his way up the ladder in 2015.

Brownsburg, Indiana’s Joey Saldana, who has scored four main event wins at the Thunderbowl in his career currently ranks fourth in the World of Outlaws standings. No driver has won more WOO features at the track than the Brownsburg Bullet and he’ll be gunning to add to that total next week. Other national stars set to hit the Thunderbowl next week will include California native Paul McMahan, Australian Kerry Madsen, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart, Connecticut’s David Gravel, Tennessee’s Jason Sides, Louisiana’s Jason Johnson, Minnesota’s Craig Dollansky, Indiana resident & California native Bryan Clauson, Iowa’s Terry McCarl, Missouri’s Brian Brown, Pennsylvania’s Logan Schuchart and more.

Last season’s King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series title was claimed for the second year in a row by Chico’s Kyle Hirst, who earned a pair of victories at the Thunderbowl, including the Faria Memorial & opening night of the Trophy Cup. Three-time KWS titlist & reigning Gold Cup winner Jonathan Allard from Chico captured the Peter Murphy Classic last season and earned a runner up finish with the World of Outlaws in Tulare a couple years back. The annual Trophy Cup was scooped up by King of the West regular Willie Croft of Sacramento, who will also be searching for a solid outing next weekend, as will youngster Carson Macedo of Lemoore, who picked up a World of Outlaws win last season in Chico.

Chili Bowl Midget Nationals winner Rico Abreu of Rutherford returns to the Thunderbowl Raceway looking to duplicate his performance from last season’s World of Outlaws weekend, where he earned his first career series victory during the finale. The 23-year-old considers the one-third mile clay oval to be his favorite track and will be in action both nights. Abreu raced to a trio of KWS wins last season in what was a banner year for the hard charging driver, which saw 25 overall victories, including the USAC National Midget championship.

The action last season with the USAC West Coast 360 Sprints at Thunderbowl Raceway was dominated by Ryan Bernal, who captured multiple main events at the track. The Hollister, CA wheel-man is set to pull double duty next week competing in both a Winged 410 Sprint & a Wingless 360 Sprinter. Bernal holds the USAC 360 track record at the Thunderbowl and last year earned four victories at the track. The event held in conjunction with the World of Outlaws last year was claimed by Rancho Palos Verdes’ Dennis Howell.

Following the March weekend Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway will be dark until April 25 when the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster invades the track for the first time. The premier Winged 360 Sprint Car tour out west will bring a solid field to the one-third mile clay oval and will be joined by the Western RaceSaver Sprints & Vintage Cars during the night. The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & USAC West Coast 360 Sprints will next compete in Tulare on May 16 at the annual Chris & Brian Faria Memorial.

Be sure to Like Thunderbowl Raceway on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tulare-Thunderbowl-Raceway

Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds. Camping is also available at the fairgrounds for a price of $40 per night and is located off turns three and four.

 

 

Dietz and Godfrey Racing Hope to Benefit Local Charities During 2015 Season Dietz and Godfrey Racing Plan to Enter All Williams Grove ‘358’ Events

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

York, PA (March 3rd, 2015) - The 2015 season will be action packed to say the least for central Pennsylvania youngster Chase Dietz. The high school senior will be piloting two different sprint cars for two different car owners during the upcoming year; driving the Scott Gobrecht owned no. 44 ‘410’ sprint car at the Lincoln Speedway, and the Troy and Tammy Godfrey owned no. 5 ‘358’ sprint car at the Williams Grove Speedway. Despite the busy schedule and endless commitment, Dietz still plans to ‘donate’ his time to others. Chase Dietz and Troy Godfrey plan to donate a percentage of their earnings after each and every event towards a local charity, or charities, of their choice. The team also hopes to find sponsors and supporters willing to match their 10% and also donate towards those charities. Godfrey Racing and Chase Dietz will be entering all of the scheduled ‘358’ programs at the Williams Grove Speedway.

“I would like to take the time to spread the word about this” explained Chase Dietz, “We plan on donating to charities throughout the 2015 season and I am in the process of finding sponsors that would also like to donate....the plan is to find a sponsor on each night we race that would be willing to match our 10% donation, or even more...on a normal night of racing, $100 would be the maximum amount of money a sponsor would have to donate, but they certainly aren’t limited to that...each sponsor will be given the opportunity to have their logo placed on the car on the night they decide to donate...I feel this is a wonderful opportunity for all businesses...gives them an opportunity to be a part of a great cause, as well as gain some great exposure...the donations are not limited to businesses... anyone can donate and we will make sure to have a donation jar available each weekend for all the fans to have a chance to donate as well.”

A few of the charities Chase Dietz and Godfrey Racing plan to donate towards include: Olivia's House, Heather Baker Foundation, York County Racing Club, National Open Benefit, Central PA Food Bank, United Way of York County, American Cancer Society, and the Wounded Warriors Project.

“I also encourage people to donate on Saturday night's at Lincoln while I'm racing Scott Gobrecht’s ‘410’” said Dietz, “People can donate wherever my merchandise is sold...this is a new idea...I’ve never done anything like this before so I'm sure more ideas will come up as this entire opportunity progresses.”

Chase Dietz and Scott Gobrecht will open their 2015 ‘410’ campaign this Saturday afternoon, March 7th at the Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Dietz and Godfrey Racing plan to ignite their schedule on Friday night, April 10th at Williams Grove Speedway.

Race fans can keep up with Chase Dietz during his entire 2015 racing campaign at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Follow Chase on all of the available social networks including Facebook: Chase Dietz Racing and Twitter: Chase Dietz Racing

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Recent Highlights: Earned the 2014 Lincoln Speedway (PA) ‘358’ Sprint Car Track Championship

2015 Wins: N/A

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Chase Dietz would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Golf Cart Services, Bad Boy Buggies, Service Master Clean Janitorial Service of York and Lancaster, Gettysburg Rental Company, Baker Door Company, Gardy Enterprises, Miller Fabrication Inc., Pancho's Racing Products, Moose Blocks, Cheryl Rohrbaugh's Cleaning Service Inc., Case Beer & Beverage, Godfrey Racing Engines

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SHOW CONTINUES THROUGH SATURDAY, MARCH 7. . . . . .

GREAT INTERVIEWS HIGHLIGHT SECOND NIGHT OF QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 8TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW AT THE PHILLIPSBURG MALL

The Quaker Steak & Lube Eighth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show rolled out the second day of a week long gathering for the racing community and with it another successful day of racing stories and fun carried into the evening hours until the Mall closed shop for the evening. The 8th edition of the show will continue through March 7th with sponsorship through headline sponsor Quaker Steak & Lube and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds, Martocci's Automotive, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Searock Fabrication and Speed, Kim's Kreations, Vogel Designs, R&F International Muffler and Brake, Persa Auto Repair, Jeff's Automotive, Murante Auto Repair, Penn Jersey Food Marts, Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restorations and VRP Shocks.

Nightly interviews and 100 plus cars race cars provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the 2015 regular season begins. The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ and has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be free of charge to the mall traffic and the 2015 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.

Quaker Steak & Lube, the show sponsor is located just one mile east of the Phillipsburg Mall and has been quickly established as the place for race fans to meet before and after their visit to the show. Quaker Steak & Lube, known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, has over sixty-five locations throughout the United States and Canada and sells more than 80 million wings per year. It's a restaurant with a "racing theme" with much local racing fanfare to include the Mike Stasak owned Bobby Pickell #300 modified on a garage lift inside the restaurant. In fact, you may request the table directly under the modified.

Emcee Steve Pados opened the show and introduced IRCO Vice President Greg Collins to the good crowd on hand. Collins once thanked the local racing community for their support and talked of the various offerings from the IRCO group and added the show for him is living a dream as he enjoys the great stories and meets the driving stars who come into to chat about their plans and past experiences on the race track.

Vogel Designs and R&F International Muffler & Brake, located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania sponsored last evening's event that headlined many of the smaller racing facilities in the local area. Ed and Steve Pados, Bobby Stull, Justin Beltrame and Alex Greenzweig interviewed a diverse panel of driving stars from the area.

Legendary racer and fabricator Rich Tobias kicked off the interview sessions by chatting about the his Jeffrey Hogue Realty Action Track USA he promotes and the Slingshot and SpeedSTR cars he constructs at his Myerstown shop. To date more than 1200 of the Slingshot cars have been constructed and are doing battle from Pennsylvania to Minnesota and North Dakota. Rich explained his new schedule for the 2015 racing season and with it many of the perks his speedway will offer to the fans.

Snydersville and Oreville Raceways were represented by Promoter Barry Greenzweig and his son Alex. Barry and Alex offered his plans for both speedways and felt positive banner years were ahead in 2015 for both facilities. Doug Borger, the head of the successful Xcel Modified franchise, talked about his shift to other venues in 2015 and updated everyone with the ongoing hope he can assist in resurrecting the former Borger's Speedway. Associate sponsor Jason Vogel was on hand to discuss his growing graphic and design business while highlighting the seven entries he worked on to be ready for the show. Bob Snyder talked about his 43 years taking pics at the local racing venues and is hoping for a new promotion team for Borgers, where he spent the last 15 years.

The interviews with drivers with ages from ranged from nine years old to plus seventy years old were well received by the crowd. Chris Lonczak, Kurt Bettler, Billy Proctor, Kyle Herve, Shelby McLaughlin, Larry Hoagland, Abbey Price, Anthony Raisner, Kyle Lick, Tyler Galatro, Cody Motto, and Ron Counterman offered their thoughts and plans for the new season ahead.

The new Miss Motorsports, Shelby Harper made an appearance last evening and talked about her plans in racing for 2015 as well as the big schedule she is putting in place to wear the crown proudly at the various race tracks she will be attending in 2015.

Tuesday night at the Mall will find "The Stars of Tomorrow" racing in the Quarter Midget Clubs in the local area taking part in the interviews and many of them will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizeable crowd. These are the driving stars of the future and it is great to give them a special night of recognition as they carry on the great tradition and legacy of auto racing. The evening is sponsored by Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts located in Allentown, Pennsylvania

The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Tri State, Friends of Nazareth and Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Videos, Big Mike's Videos and Justin Beltrame's Mocatek Memorabilia collection 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. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456.

On display at the Mall include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Action Track USA, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2014 show.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show. The great keepsake event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the 2015 racing season.

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 8TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tuesday- March 3 - (6:30 PM)- Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts Saluting the "Stars of Tomorrow" featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Oaklane, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs. Meet Little Miss Motorsports Jayden Gursky. She is 11 years old and from Palmerton, PA.

Wednesday- March 4 - (6:30 PM) - Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds Saluting Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway, Mahoning Speedway

Thursday- March 5- (6:30) Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies Saluting New Egypt, Bridgeport Speedway, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Speedway

Friday - March 6 - (1st Show (4 p.m.) - Penn Jersey Food Marts and Persa Auto Repair presents a Special Edition "The Legends of Racing" with many Legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate and saluting the Reading Fairgrounds Historical Racing Society

Second Show- (6:30 PM) Martocci Automotive presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, TSRS and CRSA Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

9 PM Friday, March 6 At Quaker Steak & Lube in Phillipsburg, NJ The Rusty Smith Motorsports Celebrity Dinner honoring Gerald & Joanne Chamberlain - - - Open to All. Tickets are not required, but you are responsible for purchasing your own food and drinks.

Saturday - March 7 - (1:00) --Kim's Kreations presents Special Tribute to Gerald Chamberlain-Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

Check out. . . . dirttrackheroescarshow.com<http://dirttrackheroescarshow.com>

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 AM-6 PM, Monday-Saturday 10 AM - 9 PM

 

 

Helms Using Rare 360 Races in Florida to Work Kinks Out of New Program

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (March 3, 2015) - Although Caleb Helms didn't record the results he wanted the past two weeks in Florida, he is on the right path.

Helms, who switched to a Triple X chassis this year, took advantage of the laps during a handful of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races in 'The Sunshine State' to prepare for the start of the All Star Circuit of Champions slate, which begins later this month.

"We figured more stuff out," he said. "We've been dealing with learning these cars. We're learning stuff right now and getting better each race. I've had no left rear drive, but last weekend's race in Ocala showed us the direction we need to go with our cars."

Helms kicked off the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at Bubba Raceway Park last Friday by starting on the outside of the second row of a heat race.

"We had a good start the first time and Sam Hafertepe Jr. came up in front of me from the pole position," he said. "They ended up calling the start back. On the next start he got up in front of me again and I checked up. Then somebody passed me on the straightaway."

Helms was relegated to a B Main after ending the heat race with a fifth-place result. He started the consolation race on the inside of the third row.

"We started good for a lap," he said. "I thought I had something. I was racing with Danny Smith and I got around him, but he found a better line of rubber. It took me a while to get in the rubber."

Helms finished ninth in the B Main before Saturday's race was rained out.

"It was kind of a bummer we didn't get to run the next night because I think we learned some things that we could have applied," he said. "Now we're looking forward to kicking off the All Star season. We have a better handle on these cars and got to shake the rust off by racing in Florida."

Helms will resume action on March 28 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, where he will compete at the All Star Circuit of Champions season opener.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 27 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 5 (4); B Main: 9 (5).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 28 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, with the All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://HelmsRacing40.wix.com/HelmsRacing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Helms.Motorsports

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"Shelves.com has been a big part of the team for about a year and a half and we look forward to taking them to Victory Lane this season," Helms said.

Helms would also like to thank Helms Construction Inc., Helms and Sons Excavating, Schoenfeld Headers, Kistler Engines and Kistler Racing Products for their continued support.

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Price-Miller Nets Top-10 With Lucas Oil ASCS National Series

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to action with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series on Friday night at the Bubba Raceway Park, Parker Price-Miller put together a nice night, as he scored a 10th place finish.

“The track was pretty slick, and ended up taking rubber pretty early, so it was nice to gain a few spots when we could,” Price-Miller said.

Lining up sixth in his heat race, the Kokomo, IN driver was able to gain some passing points, as he worked his PPM Titanium Products/Indy Race Parts/Keizer Wheels machine up to a third place finish, and transferred directly to the night’s feature event.

As the track continued to slick off, Price-Miller lined his machine up in the seventh row, and as the race went green, he was on the move as he worked forward towards the top-10.

Mixing it up with Danny Holtgraver and Chad Kemmenah, Price-Miller was able to crack the top-10 as the track began to take rubber.

As the rubber continued to build up on the track, passing slowly came at a premium, and Price-Miller was able to hit his marks and maintain his position, as he closed out his trip to Florida with a 10th place effort.

“It was an up and down trip to Florida, but it was nice to get a lot of laps, and I think we are heading in the right direction,’ Price-Miller added. “I really have to thank everyone who helps on this car for all of their hard work and the effort.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank PPM Titanium Products, Indy Race Parts, Keizer Wheels, CSI Shocks, Select Equipment, Wesmar Racing Engines, Esslinger, and Triple X Race Components for their continued support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 9, Wins- 0, Top 5’s- 10, Top 10’s- 3

ON TAP: Price-Miller will return to action March 20-21st, either at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway is Mesquite, TX with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, or at the Port City Raceway with the Lucas Oil POWRi Series.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

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Hall and Laliberte Lead Wingless Series To Silver Cup Season Opener

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA)- Saturday night the 2015 season for the Wingless Series Presented By Joe Hunt Magnetos comes to life as the series invades the Silver Dollar Speedway for the Silver Cup Race Of Champions.

As the series kicks off, two drivers to look out for are 2015 Series Champion, Scott Laliberte, and two-time Silver Cup Champion, Tommy Hall.

Coming off of a breakout year with the Wingless Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos, Laliberte comes into the event as a marked man, as he is the defending series champion, and also the defending Silver Cup race winner.

Though he will not contest the entire 2015 series schedule, Laliberte will be aiming to score the first win of the season under the Prentice Motorsports Group.

Fan favorite, Scott Hall, is hungry to get back to Silver Cup victory lane. Scoring wins in 2012 and 2013, Hall will look to build off of last weekend’s charge at the Marysville Raceway, to claim his third Silver Cup in four years.

With 12-races scheduled in 2015, the stars and cars of the season will look to get off to a great start on Saturday night in Chico, CA.

Running in conjunction with the winged 360ci sprint cars, the Wingless Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos will hit the dirt on Saturday night with hot laps slated around 6pm, with racing action set for 7pm. Adult tickets will be $20, Seniors and Juniors $15, and children $6.

ON TAP: The Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series will open their first season with the Prentice Motorsports Group up on March 7th at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

WINNERS:

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with the series by clicking over to www.racepmg.com.

JOE HUNT MAGNETOS SPRINT CAR SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleason brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. In 2015, the series will operate under the direction of the Prentice Motorsports Group competing in 12 races scattered at six different tracks.

 

 

Ian Madsen Kicks Of 2015 With KCP Racing In Las Vegas, NV

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of a successful season in his native Australia, Ian Madsen is excited to kick off his 2015 season with the KCP Racing team this Wednesday and Thursday in Las Vegas, NV as they take on the World of Outlaws.

“It was great getting back to Iowa, and seeing how hard the entire KCP Racing team worked while I was racing in Australia,” Madsen said. “I am very thankful for the opportunity that Bret Nehring, and all of our amazing partners have given us for the upcoming season.”

Fresh off of the 2014 Knoxville Raceway Track Championship, Madsen and company will kick their season off out west with the World of Outlaws for nine races, before returning home to start their title defense at Knoxville, as well as go after the inaugural National Sprint Car League (NSL) Championship.

“It is exciting to have the chance to defend our Knoxville Raceway Championship this season, as well as contest the NSL Championship” Madsen added. “Our schedule this season is really going to give our partners added exposure, and we are thrilled to have a little bit more of a structured scheduled moving forward.”

While Madsen’s team was busy preparing for the season ahead, Madsen himself was busy in Australia staying on his game as he competed in a very aggressive schedule.

“I also have to thank Bret for allowing me to return to Australia to race,” he added. “I think that really gives this team an added chance to be that much better out of the box.”

Madsen’s first task at hand will be a pair of races this week at the Las Vegas Dirt Track, before following the “Greatest Show On Dirt” to the USA Raceway in Tucson, AZ on Saturday night.

Ian and his KCP acing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Greenland Homes of Iowa, Royal Flooring, Aspen Aire Inc. Heating and Cooling, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, The Stone Shop, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Van Gorp Construction, Caliber Homes Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Spek USA, Kustom Concrete Pumping, Lucas Oil, Revolution Race Gear, Monarchs Restaurant and Lounge, XXX Race Co., Wings Unlimited for their support this season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-16, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 7, Top 10’s-9

ON TAP: Madsen is set to kick his 2015 season off this Wednesday and Thursday night in Las Vegas, NV before heading to Tucson, AZ on Saturday night.

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 teams website at www.kcpracing.com.

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Roth Motorsports Set To Take On the World Of Outlaws In California With Pair of Cars

PETERSEN MEDIA- As the World of Outlaws make their way to Roth Motorsports’ home tate of California, Dennis Roth and his entire Roth Motorsports team are excited to announce that they will field two cars as the series invades the Golden State for five weeks.

Joining the Roth Motorsports World of Outlaws Series regular, David Gravel, is San Jose, CA driver, Tim Kaeding, who is set to pilot the potent No. 83jr.

“I could not be more excited to have the opportunity to drive for Dennis and Teresa Roth again,” Kaeding said. They have always provided great equipment, and I am looking forward to taking on the Outlaws and hopefully picking up a couple of wins.”

With David Gravel set to contest the full World of Outlaw schedule, Dennis Roth is excited to field a second car as he hopes both his drivers can defend his team’s home turf well.

“First and foremost I have to thank Kyle Hirst for his services the last few seasons, and for the success he brought our team,” Dennis Roth said. “Unfortunately we are unable to commit to a full King of the West schedule, so we wish him the best of luck in 2015. With the World of Outlaws coming to California, we are very excited to have both David Gravel and Tim Kaeding driving for us, and we are hoping for a strong showing by both.”

As it sits now Kaeding will pilot the No. 83jr machine for all the World of Outlaw races in California over the next few weeks, and will also take on the King of the West Series during their April 4th stop at the Placerville Speedway.

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2015.

2015 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-0, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: Tim Kaeding is set to take on the World of Outlaws with Roth Motorsports March 13-14th at the Thunderbolw in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tim by following him on Twitter, @tkaedingracing, or by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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Scelzi Scores Podium Finish During Sprint Car Season Debut at Marysville

Inside Line Promotions - MARYSVILLE, Calif. (March 2, 2015) - Dominic Scelzi scored a podium finish during his season debut with Dan Monhoff last Saturday at Marysville Raceway.

"Any time you get a good run, especially in a car you're not familiar with, you gain a lot of confidence," Scelzi said. "Dan gave me a great car and all the guys worked really hard."

Scelzi opened the night by qualifying fifth quickest.

"We went out late, which ended up being a good thing," he said. "The track stayed the same throughout qualifying, but for the last few cars it was getting better. It put us in about the perfect spot."

That lined Scelzi up on the inside of the second row of a heat race.

"We got a good start and going into the first corner the car on the pole made a mistake and I had to check up," he said. "I lost a spot, but we ended up transferring through the heat."

Scelzi's fourth-place finish locked him into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 7 to line up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We got into fifth and ran down Willie Croft," he said. "Then I had some late-race contact with Mason Moore, which brought out a yellow. They moved me behind Willie so I had to pass him again. At the end of the race I got to the leaders, but I just couldn't do anything with them."

The third-place result provided Scelzi with a lot of momentum entering a trio of races this week. He will compete on Wednesday and Thursday in his family car at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

"I really like the race track," he said. "I feel really confident. A big deal for me would be to make both main events. I feel that'd be a really good start to the season. We've got a really good Kistler engine in it now and we've got a car that's built as well as any of them out there so I feel confident."

Scelzi's week wraps up on Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., where he will drive for Monhoff at the Silver Cup.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 28 - Marysville Raceway in Marysville, Calif. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 3 (7).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Silver Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - K&N Filters

K&N Filters is the leader in performance air and oil filtration. For more information, visit http://www.KNfilters.com.

"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, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, AXA Equitable Insurance with Bob & Gina Estrada, Panella Trucking, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Weld Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, Schoenfeld Headers, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Sparco, ARP and Big & Deep Ag Development for their continued support.

 

 

Wheatley Making Season Debut With World of Outlaws in Las Vegas and Tucson

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (March 2, 2015) - Austen Wheatley will kick off his 2015 season this week with a trio of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races.

His schedule opens with races on Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown and on Saturday at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout.

"I'm just ready to get back in a race car and compete," he said. "We haven't been able to race since the Trophy Cup last October so we're all itching to get back to a race track."

Wheatley is also looking to start the season on the right foot by advancing into the main event at all three World of Outlaws races this week.

"It's always tough when you race the Outlaws, especially when they all spent a week racing in Florida last month before the stuff in Las Vegas and Tucson," he said. "But if you want to get better as a driver you have to compete against the best competition. We'll certainly be doing that this week."

Wheatley's best result in a World of Outlaws race at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas is 20th and he hasn't been able to make the main event during two attempts at USA Raceway with the Outlaws.

"Both tracks are very fast and you have to carry a lot of speed and momentum through the corners," he said. "Hopefully we adapt quickly this week after being out of the car for the past four and a half months and we can put together consistent laps every night."

UP NEXT -

Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown and Saturday at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Redlined Welding & Construction

Redlined Welding & Construction performs welding and construction for fishing boats and processors. Based out of Lake Stevens, Wash., Redlined Welding & Construction is owned and operated by Austen's father, Shannon Wheatley.

"Redlined Welding & Construction is a family business and we race with a family team, so without Redlined Welding & Construction I wouldn't be able to race," Austen Wheatley said. "It is the heart and soul of this team."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program 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.

 

 

Johnson Kicking Off 2015 Sprint Car Season By Making World of Outlaws Debut

Inside Line Promotions - PENNGROVE, Calif. (March 2, 2015) - Chase Johnson is aiming to reach new heights in 2015, which begins in a week and a half when Johnson will make his World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series debut.

Johnson is set to start his sprint car season March 13-14 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., where he will be driving for Shawn and Cindy Thomas during an event co-sanctioned by the World of Outlaws and the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

"Last year was supposed to be my World of Outlaws debut, but I got hurt at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico the night before," he said. "I only have a handful of laps in only three races in Tulare and none of them in a 410. I will be jumping in on an elbows-up track with a bunch of elbows-up drivers to start the season."

The races at Thunderbowl Raceway will also kick off Johnson's first season as a full-time 410 driver.

"We don't have too many expectations for this race or for the season," he said. "The King of the West Rookie of the Year Award is our goal. We think it's very possible even with the great amount of new cars and drivers competing this year. I think our expectation for this race and throughout the year is to make solid laps, bring the car home in one piece and use the first season in a 410 as a learning year."

Johnson will drive the Thomas No. 68 during all of the King of the West events as well as all but one weekend of World of Outlaws competition in California. Additionally, Johnson will compete in a handful of 410 nonwing sprint car races for the Thomas family.

"I can't thank Shawn and Cindy Thomas enough for this opportunity," he said. "I'm extremely excited to get this season rolling and see what we can accomplish together."

Johnson will fill in his schedule with approximately a dozen 360 races in his family sprint car, including the Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway, the Fall Nationals at Silver Dollar Speedway and select Civil War Sprint Car Series events.

"I've been able to experience a lot of different types of racing the past couple of years and have been the benefactor of some unique opportunities," he said. "I'm looking forward to the 2015 season, which presents the next opportunity to do something that I love."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

March 13-14 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

Johnson has new red, black or gray t-shirts and hoodies for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $20 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Johnny Franklin's Mufflers

With California locations in Santa Rosa and San Rafael, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers has been a leader in the service industry for mufflers, drivelines and hitches for more than 50 years.

"My great grandpa started Johnny Franklin's Mufflers in 1961 and it has been in the family ever since," Johnson said. "My family and everyone at Johnny Franklin's Mufflers have supported me through my entire racing career and are my biggest fans. I couldn't be happier to represent such a great company."

Johnson would also like to thank Newman Freeman Racing, PitStopUSA.com, Shifty Illusions, Napa Auto Parts, Flowmaster, Don's Truck Repair, VSR, Fast Lube Plus, K&N Filters, Oroville Cycle, I-Wear Graphix, Driven Raceway, Nor-Cal Transmission, Justin Henry Racing and Chevron Pro-Gas 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.

 

 

2015 Baer Field Speedway Schedule of Events Released; New Website Goes Live With Soft Launch Grand Reopening set for Saturday, April 11th

Fort Wayne, Indiana (Monday, March 2, 2015): The 2015 schedule of events for Baer Field Speedway is complete and it's action packed with the 'Hot 5' weekly divisions of Late Model Sportsman, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Compacts racing on Saturday nights starting on Saturday, April 11th. The 'Hot 5' will take on the fast 3/8s (0.375) mile semi-banked paved oval during the regular season. A test and tune is slated for Saturday, April 4th with the Pit Gates opening at 10:00a.m., and Rotating Practice for all divisions going from 12:00-6:00p.m.

For the month of April special starting times are in place beginning with the Grand Reopening on Saturday, April 11th. Pit Gates open at 11:00a.m., Practice is at 12:00p.m., Qualifying at 2:30p.m., and Racing starts at 4:00p.m. Then starting on Saturday, May 2nd, normal starting times for the remainder of the season will see the Pit Gates opening at 2:00p.m., Practice begins at 4:00p.m., Qualifying is at 5:30p.m., with Racing getting the Green Flag at 7:00p.m.

The highlight of the 2015 schedule will see the return of the Outlaw bodied Super Late Models who will take on the fast 1/2 (0.500) mile semi-banked paved oval on Wednesday, July 15th in the running of the Hoosier 100. ARCA Gold Cup / Main Event Racing Series rules will apply for this event. In addition, the tracks weekly Modifieds will also be up on the 1/2 mile that evening in preparation for the return of the Top Speed ICAR Modified Tour on Saturday, August 1st. Also during the special midweek race, the weekly Mini Stocks and Compacts will also be in action on the adjoining 3/8s mile.

The fire breathing, winged warriors of the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprint Series invades the Summit City on Saturday, August 15th while the Vore's Compact Touring Series will be the first tour to visit Fort Wayne on Saturday, April 25th in a special Vore's VS Baer Field Compacts grudge match. The Late Model Sportsman and Modifieds will race in special 'Double O' races utilizing both the 1/2 mile and 3/8s mile together with the Modifieds going first on Saturday. May 2nd. The Late Model Sportsman will then try their hand at the Double 'O' on Saturday, May 30th.

In addition to the return of the Top Speed ICAR Modified Tour on Saturday, August 1st, a Night of Destruction is also on the card for the same night for maximum destruction combined with the premier Modified Tour in the country. The Fourth of July will be celebrated with a full 'Hot 5' show as well as Fireworks, the band, Marshal Law performing during the Party After the Races. Plus there will be $0.25 Beer & FREE Food in celebration of Independence Day.

Previously announced, New Promoter, Dave Muzzillo will also add the title of General Manager of the track. Dave's wife, Jody Muzzillo will be in the roles of Assistant General Manager as well as Director of Entertainment. Chris Rowe is the new Director of Marketing as the Angola, Indiana native will also oversee operations of the speedway and handle all Marketing aspects of the track. Tony Muzzillo is the Director of Competition while Pete Grimm will take on the role of Race Director. Walter Buch will be up on the flag stand as the Chief Starter for the track while Bradley Rice will take on the title of Head Scorer. John Muzzillo will be the Concessions Manager as well.

For more information about the 2015 racing season at Baer Field Speedway and how you can become involved in terms of employment opportunities, sponsorship and much more, please call Director of Marketing, Chris Rowe at (260) 316-5775. Baer Field Speedway is located at: 4331 Winters Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

An all new and improved website is also available with new content and much more being added every day at: www.baerfieldspeedwayin.com The tracks new Facebook page is up and running and can be found at: www.facebook.com/BaerFieldSpeedway and so is the new Twitter page located at: www.twitter.com/BaerFieldSpdwy

 

 

Brad Loyet – Florida Trip a Success!

(Bill W) March 2, 2015 – Brad Loyet and the Loyet Motorsports Vacuworx #o5 team completed a successful trip to Florida last Friday night at Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala. Their fifth place finish completed a four-race trip in which they never failed to finish outside of the top five. Their next outing will be in south Texas at the 8th Annual Gulf Coast Nationals March 13 and 14.

Brad started outside of the front row of his heat race. “I was a little worried about it,” he says. “Everyone seemed to be getting the jump off of the pole in the heats. We started on the front row outside, and I wanted to make sure I got the right rear up on the cushion and got a good start.”

The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver did just that. “I was able to get the jump on Sam (Hafertepe),” he says. “How that track raced…it was hard to pass once you got going. It was really a momentum racetrack, and we just kind of stuck it out there for eight laps and got the win.”

Winning the heat was enough to get in the redraw for the feature. “Watching the B main, we could see some rubber being laid,” says Brad. “We knew we needed to draw towards the front to have a better chance at winning it. Unfortunately, I pulled the eight.”

Brad was able to charge up to fifth by the checkers. “We were able to get by a few guys and kept our top five streak alive,” he says. “We can’t complain about the Florida trip at all. In four nights, we didn’t finish out of the top five. There were a lot of drivers who couldn’t say that.”

The team will have this weekend off. “We’re off until the Gulf Coast Nationals in Beaumont and Highlands March 13 and 14,” says Brad. “We were able to win a (ASCS) National race at Golden Triangle a couple of years ago (2013). It’s a bullring that really fits my style well. Hopefully, we can do well.”

Brad’s Website

Brad’s website is freshly designed for 2015. Visit the new site at www.LoyetMotorsports.com!

Brad’s Weekly Releases

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

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

 

 

COMP Cams Interstate Cup Sprint Car Series Back for More in 2015

Memphis, Tennessee (03/02/15) – I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) and Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) have teamed up to once again offer a bonus program for Sprint Car teams in the Mid-South area, and it's again being tabbed as the COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It.

Joe Clay Jr., owner of Dixon Road U-Pull-It in Little Rock, Arkansas, has also once again contributed $4,100 to the point’s fund to bring it to a total payout of at least $8,200.

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It was created in 2011 to reward drivers for competing at both tracks. A.G. Rains from West Memphis, Arkansas claimed the title in each of the first three years before seeing fellow West Memphis resident, Marshall Skinner dethrone him in 2014. Fifty-nine drivers entered at least one race with the series in 2014.

For 2015 the tracks have once again coincided their schedules to not run Winged 360 c.i. Sprint Cars on the same night to further their cooperation. Each weekly racing series point’s event at each track will count toward a driver's point total in the program. Any special event does not count as a point's event for the series.

Drivers have no restrictions on how many races that they can miss at each facility to still be eligible for the season-ending point's money. Points acquired in all races will count toward the final total.

The final payout for the series will pay ten places, and the minimum payout for the final COMP Cams Interstate Cup will be the following: 1)$2,000 2)$1,500 3)$1,000 4)$800 5)$700 6)$600 7)$500 8)$450 9)$350 10)$300 and as more sponsors are secured the payout may be increased.

COMP Cams has also posted the following contingency prizes for the top five: 1st - $1000 COMP Cams Gift Certificate PLUS Trophy Cup

2nd - $750 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

3rd - $500 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

4th - $250 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

5th - $125 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

In addition to money and contingencies, the program will reward provisionals. The driver, highest in the final top ten standings in the point's program, who doesn't qualify for the 7th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial on Saturday, September 19th at I-30 Speedway will get a provisional starting spot in the main event. Similarly the driver highest in the top ten in the final points (who didn't use a provisional at the Ralph Henson Memorial), who doesn't qualify for the Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, October 3rd will get a provisional starting spot for the main event.

Race fans can also donate money to the point's fund if they so choose. For a $100 donation, a race fan can be the title sponsor on a Sprint Car Weekly Racing Series Event at either track, and 100% of that money will go into the point's fund. For more information on sponsoring an event contact Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or MSRMafia@gmail.com .

The first event in the series will be on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas.

For more information on I-30 Speedway, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com and for more information on Riverside International Speedway, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup would like to thank its sponsors, which include COMP Cams, Speed Mart Inc., Hoosier Racing Tires, I-30 Speedway, Riverside International Speedway, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

 

 

JA Clean Sweeps North Island Championship

PETERSEN MEDIA- During his final race of the year in New Zealand, Jonathan Allard left on a very high note as he clean swept the North Island Championship at the WXC Springs Speedway on Saturday night.

“It was a great night for our team,” Allard said. “The track was really tough, but we were able to keep it going forward, and picked up the huge win.”

After an eight-week hiatus from the Speedway, Allard quickly returned to form, as he mastered the rough track to pick up win in his first heat from the fourth starting position.

Lining up seventh in his second heat race, Allard continued to show he was the strongest car in the pit area as he carved his way forward, and got by New Zealand Champion, Jamie Duff, with three laps to go to grab the second heat race win.

Earning the most points by way of his two heat wins, Allard would line his Porter Group/Hydraulink/Motul No. 0 machine up on the pole of the feature event, and simply never look back.

With his elbows up, Allard was stout during the entire race, that saw him hardly on four wheels at the same time as he navigated through some large ruts.

In the end, Allard would cruise to victory as he celebrated in grand style for one last time before returning to the United States.

“It was a strange season this year, but I really have to thank all of my guys, as well as our sponsors who supported us,” Allard added. “Hopefully I can take some momentum from this win back to the US with me, and have a nice start to that season.”

Allard would like to thank Porter Group, Hydraulink, Motul, New Zealand Ceiling and Drywall Supplies, Exide, and BDR Max for their support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins-2, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-4.

ON TAP: Allard will now head back to the United States and kick his season off with the Tri-C Motorsports team March 13th and 14th in Tulare, CA.

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

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Alissa Geving Teams With Brett Lay Racing For 2015 Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the 2015 season in Northern California coming to life, Alissa Geving is extremely excited to announce that she has joined forces with Brett Lay Racing for the 2015 season as the team intends to go after the Petaluma Speedway Track Championship, an accomplishment Geving has captured three times in her career.

“I am very excited to drive for Brett and Sherry Lay in 2015. It is a different experience for me, and I am hoping I can learn a lot from it,” Geving said.

With Brett Lay Racing coming off of a very successful 2014 campaign, Geving climbs aboard a very capable machine, and the addition of her father Gary’s former mechanic, Joe Stiles, both parties are looking forward to this new partnership.

“Having Joe as our crew chief will be awesome,” Geving added. “He is a very nice guy, and has a ton of knowledge, and that is huge in this sport.”

With one race already under the team’s belt, they had a nice showing at the Marysville Raceway as Geving timed in 11th fastest before finishing second in her heat race.

Scheduled to start 12th in the A Main, the team noticed an issue with their fuel system, and opted to not start the feature event.

“Our first night went well, and I am really looking forward to the year ahead, and hope we can be strong at Petaluma, and win a lot of races,” she added.

Alissa and her Brett Lay Motorsports team are also seeking partners to expand their schedule, so please reach out if you are interested.

The Brett Lay Motorsports team would like to thank A1A Performance Muffler, D&F Auto Body and Paint, Penngrove Motorcycle Co., VanLare Steering Repair, and Konnected Clothing.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

 

 

 

Brian Brown – West Coast Swing Begins with Vegas FVP Outlaw Showdown!

(Bill W) March 2, 2015 – The Brian Brown Racing Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team is ready to head west with the World of Outlaws. This week finds the team at the FVP Outlaw Showdown Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track in Las Vegas, Nevada, before heading to USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday.

Last year, the trip out west was a little rough for you.

We’re really looking forward to getting to the west coast. We had some bad luck out there last year. We were fast at times too though, especially in Vegas and Tucson.

FVP will be a big part of the west coast trip again starting this week in Las Vegas.

With Wednesday and Thursday being the FVP Outlaw Showdown, we’ll have FVP customers and employees there as well. You always want to run well in front of them, and that makes those events a little different.

You have had some time to regroup after the Winter Heat Showdown at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Arizona in January.

Chad (Morgan) and the guys have worked really hard since Yuma. Charlie Garrett, our engine builder, has worked really, really hard as well. We feel we have a package that can contend right out of the box at Vegas, and that’s what we intend to do.

Saturday you go to Tucson. You were fast there last year until the wind took over!

We look at last year at Tucson as a race that got away from us. We were leading the Dash and we had a 60 mile per hour gust that blew the top three or four cars including ours into the fence. That kind of started our downhill spiral of our west coast swing last year.

How are you approaching the next few weeks?

Whatever happened last year, is last year. We’re fine-tuning our program on this trip so we can come out swinging when we get back home.

I know you will have a lot of fans rooting for you this week!

I’m excited that our fans and friends can watch the races in Las Vegas on Dirtvision. We want to do well for everyone. We’re excited for all our partners in 2015, and we’ve added Print Place also. The fact that good people want to be involved with us says a lot of good things about our program. We hope to go out and represent all of them professionally and hopefully, pick up some wins along the way.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

Follow Brian at his website located at www.BrianBrownRacing.com!

Also keep up with FVP, Casey’s and Brian on Facebook and Twitter at the following links…

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

Brian Brown Racing – www.facebook.com/pages/Brian-Brown-Racing/200630163294222

Casey’s General Stores – www.facebook.com/pages/Caseys-General-Stores/112073528804354

FVP Racing - http://www.facebook.com/FVPRacing?ref=ts&fref=ts

Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brown’s Bits

Brian won with the ASCS National Series in their season opener, February 22, 2013 in Tucson. Johnny Herrera was second, ahead of Roger Crockett, Jeff Swindell and Wayne Johnson. He would follow that up with a March third place finish with the Outlaws at the same track.

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About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,850 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 5th 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 – MC Power

With clients around the Midwest, MC Power has the experience and expertise to deliver cost-saving construction (general contracting, tenant finish/improvement, remodeling, metal building repair, roof leak repairs, concrete, carpentry, painting, drywall, plumbing, etc.), electrical (electrical design-build, electrical assessment, new construction and retrofit, ground testing, power analysis, energy back-up, power generation systems, sign repair, pole light repair, data wiring, panels, outlets, switches, etc.), solar energy (facility assessment, energy assessment, system evaluation, system engineering, financial/proforma development, solar-thermal systems, system installation, roof evaluations, ground or roof mounts, monitoring, maintenance, products & services warranty management, rebate management, etc.) and LED lighting systems (facility assessment, energy assessment, system evaluation, product evaluation, new construction or retrofit, maintenance, products & services warranty management, rebate management, etc.) for virtually any commercial or industrial application. Visit them on the web at www.MCPower.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – K&N Filters

Brian says – “We’re proud to run with K&N. They have a carbon-fiber air box. The key to horsepower is air. When you’re choosing the filter to save the bearing and keep the dirt out, it’s K&N.”

Brian is a proud partner with K&N Filters. K&N Engineering, of Riverside, California, is the inventor and leading innovator of reusable cotton gauze filter technology for automotive applications. From humble beginnings as a family run business over 35 years ago, K&N Engineering, now a truly global company with offices in the U.K. and the Netherlands, continues to exist as a family owned business with an enthusiast mindset and a direct connection with motor sports that carries over throughout all levels of management and manufacturing. Today, K&N exists as both the sales and brand leader for performance filters, and maintains a stocking catalogue of over 3,500 part numbers, including an extensive line of both factory replacement drop-in filters, FIPK (Fuel Injection Performance Kit) applications, and its line of innovative Performance Gold oil filters. Visit them at www.KNFilters.com!

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Print Place, Searsboro Telephone Company, MC Power, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com, Champion Brands, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Enco Tools, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, Pro Shocks by Schure Built Suspension, Arctic Cat, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, Fuel-Safe 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, www.AllDayParts.com, Tru Square, Jack Links, Deli Express, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Mothers Wax, Hoosier Tires, Klein RV, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Bosch, Garrett Racing Engines, MSD, Moyle Racing Engines, Fortress Wealth Management, Legacy and Flexzilla for all their support!

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Late Race Contact Takes Moore Out of Toller Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA- Mason Moore had a great night going during the Toller Memorial on Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway, but contact with another competitor while running in the third spot, had his machine on the tow truck, and back at his trailer with just nine laps left in the feature event.

“We had a great night going, and I thought we were on our way to at least a podium finish,” Mason Moore said. “Unfortunately I got a little used up on the 16th lap and the damage ultimately knocked us out of the race.”

With 25 cars on hand for the season opener at the Marysville Raceway, the Princeton, CA driver would time his Coors Light/ITC Service Group/LRB Race Products backed No. 22 machine in 12th fastest before picking up the win in his heat race.

By way of his heat race win, Moore would qualify for the redraw and found himself with the five, putting him in the third row for the 25-lap feature event.

When the race got underway, Moore would jump into the fourth spot as he chased after third running Jeremy Hawes. On the hooked up surface, Moore was patient in his pursuit of Hawes, and was able to get by him following a lap seven restart.

Continuing to run in the third spot as the race neared the halfway point, Moore was in thick lapped traffic, when contact with another competitor caused front-end damage that ultimately forced him in the infield, as his night came to a close.

“The track was really fast, but you could do some moving and shaking in lapped traffic,” Moore added. “Unfortunately for us, lapped traffic got the better of us, as a car got a run on me and some contact ensued resulting in some damage. I really have to thank all of my guys for their hard work, and giving me a great car, and I am looking forward to Chico, CA this weekend for the Silver Cup.

Mason and his team would like to thank Coors Light, ITC Service Group, LRB Race Products, NAAKE Suspension, JRI Shocks, Platinum Powder Coating, Selover Paint and Body, and Moore Insurance Services for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-6, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Moore will return to action this weekend at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA as he competes in the Silver Cup.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin

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Part Failure Knocks Cox Out of Toller Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justyn Cox had an up and down night at the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night during the 2015 season opener, though he showed great speed towards the end of the night, a part failure with nine laps to go in the feature event would knock him out contention.

“We have a lot of new parts, and components, so it took us a little bit to get where we wanted to be, but we really showed some great speed later in the night,” Justin Cox said.

With the track slowly getting better as qualifying went on, Cox’s early draw was less than desirable as he timed in 13th fastest amongst the 25 drivers checked in, just missing the heat race inversion.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, Cox could not do much on the locked down track surface, as a sixth place finish would put him in the B Main, where he would ultimately find himself on the front row.

Cox would take advantage of the extra laps to get his machine dialed in, and he did just that as he dominated the race, and nearly set a new track record in doing so.

Taking the win, Cox would move to the feature event where he lined up 16th in the feature event. Just like he did in the semi, Cox continued to show speed as he navigated his way around the heavy Marysville Raceway surface.

When the caution flew on the seventh lap, the Clarksburg, CA driver had already cracked the top-10 as he sat in the eighth spot.

As the race resumed, Cox continued to work his way forward, and got into the sixth spot and began battling with Willie Croft and Andy Forsberg for a spot in the top-five until the caution halted progress on the 16th lap.

Under caution, Cox had a part fail on his machine, and he was forced to retire from the event.

“I really have to thank Rod, Kyle, Brent, Eric, Nick, my dad, and my grandpa for all of their help and support,” he added. “We definitely got better as the night went on, and now all we can hope for is to get any parts failures out of the way early.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Berry Redwood Lumber, PM Truck Repair, LRB, JRI Shocks, Konnected, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, JRD Endeavors, VSR, ART, Axcel Race Suits, SafRacer.Com, K&N Performance, Justice Brothers, Cheetah IV Racing, E-ST Garage, Worton Designs, Manzer Motorsports, and Tim’s Hot Rod Shop for their support in 2015!

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Cox will now head to Sin City to take on the World of Outlaws in Las Vegas, NV on Wednesday and Thursday night before heading back to Chico, CA this weekend for the Silver Cup.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.

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Willie Croft Finishes 5th at Toller Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA- After competing at the Winter Heat Showdown in January with Tri-C Motorsports, Willie Croft was back aboard his potent Willie Croft Racing No. 29 on Saturday night and picked up a fifth place finish at the Marysville Raceway.

“It was a decent night for us,” Croft said. “We had some things to work out, but we showed some good speed, and ended our night with a top-five.”

25 cars rolled through the pit gate to start the season in California, and Croft bested them all during time trials, as he picked up the quick time award before racing to a second place finish in heat race action.

By way of the redraw, Croft lined up for the 25 lap feature event in the fourth row on what was a hooked up and fast racing surface. With the race coming to life, Croft was on the move toward the top-five as he began battling with the likes of Andy Forsberg and Dominic Scelzi as he raced his way forward.

A couple of yellows were sprinkled into the race stacking the field back up, but the race for third through fifth was entertaining all night, as drivers raced side by side at times jockeying for position.

The lap 16 restart saw the 2014 Trophy Cup Champion line up in the fourth spot, as he chased after Dominic Scelzi, and had Forsberg right behind him. As the drivers continued to battle each other hard, Croft would end his night with a fifth place finish at the stripe.

“It was a good first night out, and I have to thank all of my guys for their help, and hard work,” he added. “We will get better, and head to Chico next weekend for the Silver Cup.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, AIC Powdercoating, and GUTS for their support in 2014.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1.

ON TAP: Croft will now set his sights on the Silver Cup Race of Champions Friday and Saturday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

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

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other media needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.

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Rilat Closes Trip to Florida With Top 20 at Bubba Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (March 2, 2015) - Travis Rilat wrapped up his trip to Florida last Friday at Bubba Raceway Park.

"It wasn't a very good night," he said. "We weren't able to get the car going very well and the track didn't have a top and a bottom lane so it made it tough to have a good race."

Rilat kicked off the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour debut at the egg-shaped track by starting a heat race on the outside of the front row - a lane that wasn't preferred.

"The inside was the better lane when we went out there," he said. "We just couldn't find much grip and ended up losing a position."

Rilat's third-place finish in his heat race relegated him to a B Main, which he started on the outside of the front row. After fading back a bit at the start, Rilat rebounded in the closing laps to take the lead on the bottom of the track where rubber began to cover the racing line.

"It rubbered in the B Main and I was able to find the rubber," he said. "Then it was follow the leader in the feature. I just ran where I started."

Rilat, who won the consolation race to transfer into the back of the main event, then finished where he started - 18th - in the feature. Saturday's race was rained out.

Although he didn't get the results he hoped for in Florida, Rilat said it will help him when he returns to action on March 13 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and March 14 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, for the ASCS Gulf South Region season-opening weekend.

"I remember years back when I'd go to Florida and run 10 or 12 shows and then come to this area and run with the regional or national deal," he said. "We'd have a little time already and figured out what we needed to before everyone else. It's a lot easier to get going that way."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 27 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 3 (2); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 18 (18).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 13 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and March 14 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

VIDEO -

Here is a link to watch highlights of Rilat's victory at the Tyson Perez Memorial in Australia on Feb. 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPYKg2nfSNw

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"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 MDS Boring & Drilling, Shark Racing Engines, Triple X Race Components, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tire, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks, All Star Auto Reconditioning, and everyone who has partnered with his No. 29 Triple X.

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Sanders Scores Season Opener In Honor of Fallen Friend

PETERSEN MEDIA: Kicking the 2015 off on Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway, Justin Sanders put on a strong performance to claim the Toller Memorial and was quick to dedicate the night to Nick Lancaster, a long time supporter and friend of his who tragically passed over the winter.

“We came out here to start our season off strong, and I really wanted to win tonight for Nick Lancaster, so I am thrilled to make that happen,” a jubilated Justin Sanders said.

With 25 winged 360’s in the house for the Northern California season opener, Sanders had a great night all around as he timed the F&W Racing No. 18 machine in third fastest before racing his way to a fourth place finish in his heat race.

With the three heat winners and five fastest drivers who made it through their heats drawing for starting position, Sanders was fortunate enough to pull the two pill, and line up on the front row of the 25-lap feature event.

Lining up next to Jeremy Hawes, Sanders was hard on the loud pedal as the green flag dropped, as he quickly motored away from the field, as Rico Abreu jumped into the second spot, and chased after him.

On a hooked up surface, Sanders was very strong, and was impressive through lapped traffic. With a pair of cautions mixed into the event, Sanders was able to continue to pull away from the field, though in the closing laps, he hooked up in an entertaining battle with Abreu.

With Abreu making a couple challenges for the lead, Sanders was able to answer the call, as he picked up the season opening win, and made himself eligible for the Spring Challenge being put up by Marysville Raceway and Silver Dollar Speedway.

Should Sanders win the next five races, or any combination of the next five races between the two tracks he will score some lucrative bonuses.

“I have to thank Rudy and Beverly Warrington for allowing me to drive their car, and all the guys for working so hard on this thing all night,’ Sanders added.

Justin Sanders would like to thank North County Plastering, G&N Construction, STS Trucking, Lancaster Locksmith, Village Glass. Lufos Kustom Designs, Taco Bravo, LRB Race Products, Petersen Media, Fire Protection Management, Dirt Solution, Bob Tweedy, Ron Gravelle. Keener Auto Body, and Dave Haver Racing Engines for their continued support.

ON TAP: Sanders will be look to cash in on the Spring Challenge Bonus as he heads to the Silver Dollar Speedway this Friday and Saturday night for the Silver Cup.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-43, Wins-6, Top-5’s-18, Top-10’s-26

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

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media specializes in motorsports media constructing news releases, both pre and post race, as well as constructing email lists to keep sponsors, and fans up to date. Petersen Media also utilizes today's Social Media networks to provide trackside updates to fans and sponsors, and can customize packages to fit your team's needs.

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Reutzel Leaves Florida with 2 ASCS Wins and Point Lead

3/2/15

Florida Speedweeks are in the books for 2015, and Aaron Reutzel emerged from the crowd with two race wins and the point lead for the ASCS National Tour. Triple X Race Components wants to wish Aaron, Shelbey and everyone associated with Aaron Reutzel Racing a huge congratulations! Join Aaron and the hundreds of other drivers this year who will use XXX chassis to dominate their competition – visit us on the web where you can see our huge network of dealers and distributors at www.xxxraceco.com . Our sales and technical support staff are ready to answer your questions over the phone as well at 866.632.9925.

Coming off a win last week at East Bay Raceway Park, Aaron Reutzel tackled Bubba Raceway Park on Friday night for the second week of ASCS Racing in Florida. After moving forward in his heat race, Reutzel would draw the pole position for the main event, and used it to his full advantage, leading every lap of the main for his second victory on the tour this year and third overall in his XXX chassis. Aaron holds an early lead in ASCS points as he looks to be crowned the tour champion for 2015.

 

 

Kenny Wallace Gives Fans Chance to Hit the Dirt

March 2, 2015: Kenny Wallace loves racing on dirt, and the new Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience gives race fans a chance to see for themselves what makes dirt racing so fun. This unique driving experience allows the average racing aficionado to get behind the wheel of a dirt Modified, Late Model or Sprint Car, or take a thrilling ride around the track in a 2-seat Sprint Car with an experienced driver. “I love racing on dirt”, says Wallace. “There is nothing like driving a high horsepower dirt car sideways through the turns. It’s one of the purest forms of racing, and it’s a whole lot of fun. That’s why I spend so many nights each year racing at local dirt tracks around the country.”

The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience will kick off on March 6 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL, and then plans on offering over fifty events at close to thirty different dirt tracks across the United States throughout 2015. This aggressive schedule will give thousands of race fans the chance to strap into a dirt racecar for the first time, and see why Kenny Wallace gets so excited about playing in the dirt. “I can’t wait for race fans across the country to get behind the wheel for themselves”, adds Wallace. “They’ll see right away what it’s like to sling a car around a dirt track, and it’s sure to put a smile on their faces. They will never watch a dirt track race the same way. It will give them a whole new perspective.”

To learn more about the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience, and to find out when they will be at a dirt track near you, visit www.dirtracewithkenny.com or call 855-722-3347.

 

 

SALDANA WILL DEBUT TRIBUTE HELMET AT WORLD OF OUTLAWS RACE

IN TUCSON

TUCSON, Ariz. (March 2, 2015) - Joey Saldana will be sporting a brand new tribute helmet when he climbs into the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop sprinter March 7 at USA Raceway. Team owner Dan Motter asked Shell Shock paint designs based in Fairbury, Nebraska to design a helmet that would acknowledge and honor sponsor HE&M Saw and salute their endorsement and support of San Diego-based Workshops for Warriors.

“Doug Harris and so many of the folks at HE&M Saw have become our extended family,” said Motter. “Last year for the Perris event, HEMsaw brought Hernan Luis y Prado, Workshops for Warriors founder, and a group of veterans to the races. They arrived early enough to be able to spend some time with Joey and the team. We won that event and Doug Harris and the veterans joined the team in victory circle. It was a great celebration.

“Then a couple of weeks later we raced at HEMsaw’s home track in Salina, Oklahoma.

The day before the race we went to HEMsaw’s facility in Pryor Creek, Oklahoma for an employee barbecue. The next day we were able to carry the HEMsaw logo to victory circle. That was a true Hollywood ending to win a big event in your sponsor’s backyard.”

“It’s a pretty tall order to go back and have an encore performance at these two tracks,” said Saldana, “but we have the team and the equipment to be able to do that. We’ll be digging deep.”

 

 

Chili Bowl Nationals champion Rico Abreu guns for another Stockton Dirt Track win at the FVP Western Spring Shootout on March 21 & 22

Stockton, CA - March 2, 2015…In the brief two-year history of the Stockton Dirt Track no driver has taken the checkered flag more than Rutherford, California’s Rico Abreu. In fact, the 23-year-old wheel-man is the only competitor to win multiple main events at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds facility, which opens the season on Saturday & Sunday March 21 & 22 with a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series double header.

Despite competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East this year, Abreu will also have a full slate of open wheel racing on his plate, which includes a visit to the Stockton Dirt Track to take on the World of Outlaws in the FVP Western Spring Shootout March 21 & 22.

Abreu has raced to three career victories at the Stockton Dirt Track, including the 2013 Tribute to Gary Patterson with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series. He then backed that up last season by winning the Tribute to GP during the Civil War 360 Series portion of the night. His other triumph came during a Winged 360 Sprint Car event that kicked-off the FVP Western Spring Shootout weekend last March. Abreu’s 2014 season was nothing short of spectacular, which saw him claim 25 overall victories, along with the USAC National Midget championship.

The 2015 season has already started off solid for Abreu, as he raced to a big victory in January at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The event is as prestigious as they come in dirt track racing and acts as an all star showcase, with drivers coming from all parts of the country, as well as outside the US, and from various forms of racing. This season saw 326 drivers compete at the Chili Bowl and Abreu captured both his preliminary night feature and the 55-lap finale on Saturday.

With three races complete in the World of Outlaws season Grass Valley, CA’s Brad Sweet sits atop the standings by just four-points over six-time & defending series champion Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota. Sweet’s Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Daryn Pittman from Owasso, Oklahoma stands third, only six-markers out of the lead going into the next event as of press time that takes place this week in Las Vegas. Last season saw Sweet claim five victories and capture Rookie of the Year honors with the tour. He capped the year by finishing sixth in the points.

Career Winged Sprint Car wins at the Stockton Dirt Track

Rico Abreu 3 Kyle Larson Willie Croft Dominic Scelzi Tim Kaeding Kerry Madsen Andy Gregg Colby Copeland Jonathan Allard Shane Golobic

Two-night adult General Admission tickets for the March 21 & 22 FVP Western Spring Shootout weekend are available for a great value at just $59 & two-night Reserved Grandstand tickets cost only $69. Single-night tickets & box seats are also available. Children 10 & under are free in G.A. only. To purchase tickets log onto http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=165 or contact the ticket hotline at (877) 395-8606.

Camping will also be available during the weekend with a number of great spots for RV’s and Campers on the fairgrounds. To reserve your spot contact 916-370-9417. We will do our best to accommodate everyone as well as we can.

Delta Speedway, also located on the Fairgrounds, will be running a special Micro race on Friday March 20, making it a three-night happening on the property. There is also a post race party in the works for Saturday night following the races, along with a breakfast on Sunday morning. During the day on Saturday & Sunday there will be a live band & car show behind the grandstand area, so make plans to arrive at the track early.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 3/8 mile clay oval and is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. It is built inside a one-mile horse track and boasts one of the nicest dirt track facilities in the state. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit www.stocktondirttrack.com & info on the World of Outlaws can be viewed at www.woosprint.com

 

 

Legendary Stars Shine As 8th Annual Quaker Steak And Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show Kicks-Off

The Quaker Steak and Lube Eighth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show opened yesterday to much fanfare as well as travelers beware to a house full of enthusiastic racing fans and a panel of legendary racing stars who used the roundtable interview session to chat about their racing exploits during the "Golden Era" of the sport. The 8th annual edition of the show will continue through March 7th with sponsorship support through headline sponsor Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant chain and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds, Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restorations, Jeff's Automotive, Vogel Race Design, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Searock Fabrication and Speed, Kim's Kreations, R&F International Muffler and Brake, Persa Auto Repair, Murante Auto Repair, Penn Jersey Food Marts, Martocci Automotive and VRP Shocks. Nightly driver interviews and race cars of all types provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the regular racing seasons begins. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be free of charge to the mall traffic and the 2015 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.

After many long hours of planning and scheduling, the show kicked off with a demonstration and seminar of the Stage One Modified race car hosted by Richie and Joel Smith and presented by Murante Auto Repair located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Despite the fact many race cars and trailers are still stormed in from the recent heavy influx of snow and ice in the locality, the show has a diverse showing of race cars from most areas of competition. Drivers who had committed to the show were also caught off guard as the storm came quick and piled up in no time and forced some cancellations from drivers coming in to the show. Emcee Steve Pados opened the show and thanked all of the sponsors, drivers and fans for their loyalty and support of the show and of racing. Pados followed by introducing IRCO Vice President Greg Collins to the crowd. Collins thanked the local racing community for their support and talked about how the show came together eight years with the staff of the show and who are still on board for the show. Co-Emcee Ed Pados gave an emotional prayer to the many drivers or racing people who passed in the last year and the show proceeded with the driver roundtable interview session.

Ed and Steve Pados, Bobby Stull and Justin Beltrame interviewed a great panel of driving legends sponsored by Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restoration, located in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. With the former Nazareth Speedway and Nazareth National Speedways being the focal point of the day, drivers who interviewed included Joe Poliacik, Ward Crozier, Tommy Vroom, George Wambold, Randy Bok, Danny Huston, Jack Zeiner, Gerry Robison, Billy Tanzosh, Richie Smith, Wilbur Force, Ricky Rutt, Lorin Arthofer, Del Buss, Vince Valeriano, Billy Lowden and "The Old Master" Frankie Schneider. The show was quick moving with plenty of great stories and laughs from the drivers on hand. Additional drivers included youngsters Izzy and Marissa Lowden, both quarter midget drivers who came out as they cannot take part in the "Stars of Tomorrow" night on Tuesday.

Vince Valeriano, from VRP Shocks, gave a demonstration of his great shock line to a nice gathering of drivers hoping to get a better grasp on how the various shock packages make the cars react to the track surfaces and set-ups. The demo was a great addition to the successful show.

The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Tri State, Remembering Nazareth, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Big Mike's Videos and Mocatek Memories through Justin Beltrame 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. More information is available regarding the show by calling: 443-513-4456.

On display at the Mall include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, 360 and 410 Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars and drag racing cars. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Action Track USA, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2015 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night set aside 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 will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizeable crowd.

The Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show. The great keepsake event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes and how the Dirt Track Heroes became a reality. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the upcoming 2015 racing season.

Eighth Annual Quaker Steak And Lube

Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2015 Schedule of Events

Monday- March 2 – (6:30 PM) – Vogel Race Designs and R&F International Muffler and Brake- Saluting Action Track USA, Borger’s Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts

Tuesday- March 3 – (6:30 PM)- Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Oaklane, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 4 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds Saluting Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway, Mahoning Speedway

Thursday- March 5- (6:30) Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies Saluting New Egypt, Bridgeport Speedway, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Speedway

Friday - March 6 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – Penn Jersey Food Marts and Persa Auto Repair presents a Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” with many Legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate and saluting the Reading Fairgrounds Historical Racing Society

Second Show- (6:30 PM) Martocci Automotive presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, TSRS and CRSA Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 7 - (1:00) –-Kim's Kreations presents Special Tribute to Gerald Chamberlain-Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

 

 

Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS)

The 20th anniversary season schedule of competition is now set for the Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS). The tour will take the SOS across Ontario this summer with stops at Brighton Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway, South Buxton Raceway, Humberstone Speedway as well as returning to Merrittville Speedway for the first time since 2010. The SOS will also continue the tradition as an affiliate sanctioning body for the 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

The season will open with the first of four double header weekends on the schedule at Brighton Speedway Saturday, May 16th . The series then travels around the western end of Lake Ontario to head to Port Colbourne Ontario's Humberstone Speedway on Sunday, May 17th to round out the first long weekend of the summer.

Next on the schedule for the Southern Ontario Sprints is Saturday, June 6th at South Buxton Raceway; the site of the first ever SOS race held on May 18th, 1996.

June brings a special night for the SOS. In partnership with Brighton Speedway, the SOS is pleased to announce that Saturday, June 20th at Brighton Speedway, the SOS will appear with the World of Outlaw Late Model series. A not to be missed event featuring two of the fastest race series on dirt.

Summer racing action really heats up with the second double header weekend of the season July 3rd and 4th as the SOS challenge the weekly Corr/Pak sprints at their home track of Ohsweken Speedway and then travel west down the 401 to South Buxton Raceway for the second and final time of the season. July 11th will see the SOS back to the east end of the great lakes at Brighton Speedway slinging dirt on the 1/3rd mile oval.

August brings the SOS back to Brighton Speedway on Saturday, August 8th before returning to the beautiful Niagara region to visit Humberstone Speedway once again on Sunday, August 9th.

Always a great event on the schedule, the Southern Ontario Sprints will headline the races at Brighton Speedway as part of the Labour Day Classic weekend of events. A full night of racing will be run on Saturday, September 5th including the “Dream Come True” Dash, where one driver will get their first ever win in a Sprint Car. Sunday with also be a day of fun including a tailgate party, race car show and autograph session before a second full night of racing action.

Finally the Champion of the Southern Ontario Sprints 20th Anniversary season will be crowned at Merrittville Speedway Friday, September 11th as part of Merrittville's Championship Triple Header Weekend.

The SOS was one of the original affiliate sanctioning bodies for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals and will continue that tradition for the 11th annual race at Ohsweken Speedway. The Nationals are the largest Sprint Car event in Canada each year, attracting some of the biggest names in 360 Sprint Car racing from across North America. This years CSCN will be held Friday, September 18th & Saturday, September 19th

2015 SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS SCHEDULE May 16th - Brighton May 17th - Humberstone

June 6th - South Buxton

June 20th - Brighton - SOS with the World of Outlaw Late Models

July 3rd - Ohsweken July 4th - South Buxton

July 11th - Brighton

Aug 8th - Brighton Aug 9th - Humberstone

Sept 5th - Brighton Sept 6th - Brighton

Sept 11th - Merrittville

September 18th - Canadian Sprint Car Nationals** September 19th - Canadian Sprint Car Nationals**

** non points

The Southern Ontario Sprints 2015 season is proudly presented by Speedway Motors, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, Imagefactor.ca Motorsport Designs and Photography, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive and OnDirtRacingNews.com.

Find the Southern Ontario Sprints online at www.southernontariosprints.com. Follow for live updates, race results and more, on Twitter @SOSsprints. Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints.

 

 

Billy Whittaker CARS and TRUX Joins JJ Andrews for 2015 Oswego Title Run

(Mexico, N.Y.) - After a successful 2014 season in the small block supermodified division at Oswego Speedway, J.J. Andrews will once again team up with Billy Whittaker CARS and TRUX, of Central Square N.Y., for the 2015 season. Andrews will seek his first championship in his 18th season as a driver in the division.

Billy Whittaker CARS and TRUX is known for excellent quality vehicles, serviced on the premises, that can be purchased for as low as $30 a week (cars) or $50 a week (trucks). And they have financing for everyone. Log on at www.trophyauto.com, (40 second finance application) call 315-668-CARS, or stop by at 309 U.S. Route 11, Central Square, N.Y., where all of the cars and trucks are "good to go!"

J.J. Andrews has been racing in the small block supermodified division since 1997, and currently sits in 5th place in all-time points. Andrews drives the Jason Simmons owned Team Tapout #93, Hedger Chassis. Andrews has won a feature in each of his three seasons driving for Team Tapout, including the 2014 Small Block Supermodified Classic, a career highlight. "We plan to make 2015 our best season yet, after grabbing Classic last September. We've been working hard in the shop during the off-season, and have every intention of bringing that momentum along with us to 2015, to get our first title", said Andrews.

Andrews returns with a fresh Morrison Performance Chevy engine. All three Team Tapout team cars, driven by Jason Simmons, Barry Kingsley, and Andrews have been stripped, and updated to the new chassis modifications by builder Ray Hedger. New bodies have been built by Kingsley and graphics by Mark and Ian VanLuven.

As main sponsor, Billy Whittaker's is joined by returning associate partners Jimmie James BBQ, and Ashley Lynn Winery in 2015.

Friends and fans are invited to attend the JJ Andrews / Team Tapout 93 FUNdraiser on Saturday, April 25th, from 1:00-5:00, at Jimmie James BBQ, at 5048 Route 104, in Oswego, N.Y. Raffles, door prizes, great food, and entertainment with Patty C will make the day fun. Prizes include a Brown M&M Character Candy Store Display, mini refrigerator, and an original Bentley Warren image, designed and drawn by local artist Donnie Dana. Many other prizes to follow.

For more information, or to join the team, contact J.J. Andrews at JJcqracing@aol.com. For information about Billy Whittaker's CARS and TRUX, go to www.trophyauto.com.

Oswego Speedway’s racing season will begin on Saturday, May 9 with the Speedway’s 65th annual opening night celebration presented by Planet Fitness and Mitchell’s Speedway Press with mains for the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, as well as the 75-lap Richie Evans Memorial for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646. Visit the Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Another Podium for Anderson

Heartland Raceway and Grant Anderson share a good history, and although it wasn’t a win in last Saturday night’s eighth Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series round, he managed to achieve the next best result: second.

In what was his first appearance at Heartland Raceway, which is located near Moama in NSW, for the season and his first outing in nearly a month, Anderson enjoyed a solid night that saw him start the feature race from position six before working his way forward to finish in second behind winner Jamie Veal.

“We had a good run throughout the night and it was pleasing to bring home a podium finish,” expressed the Vic # 37 Bandag Latrobe Valley supported Maxim driver.

“Heartland Raceway has always been a track where I have enjoyed a lot of success, and was great to come away with another strong result.”

Earlier in the night, Anderson had finished sixth in the pole shootout, and before that, scoring a win and a second in his two heat races. Anderson’s result in the second heat race came with a bit of luck.

“Towards the end of our second heat race we had our left front tyre deflate, so that made those final laps a bit tricky,” explained Anderson.

“We had a bit of good luck on our side with the front left tyre issue, and we were able to hold on to finish second.”

Anderson’s next outing will see a return to Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway this Saturday night (March 7).

Grant Anderson is proudly supported during the 2014-15 season by: • Bandag Latrobe Valley • D&F Racing Products • Bockman Batteries • Fuchs Lubricants • Beef Growers • Townsend Service Centre

To find out more about Grant Anderson, visit www.grantanderson.com.au or LIKE him on Facebook by searching, Anderson Motorsport #37.

 

 

Swindell Racing a Sprint Car Next Weekend for First Time Since August

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (March 1, 2015) - Sammy Swindell will make his first sprint car start next weekend following his retirement from full-time racing last August.

Swindell will pilot the No. 1 sprint car for Donnie Cooper this Friday and Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., during the USCS season-opening event. It will be Swindell's first time driving for Cooper and his first time racing at the 3/8-mile track.

"I'm still retired from being a full-time racer," he said. "That hasn't changed at all. The way the circumstances worked out I'm just going to run a few races this year. Donnie offered me his car to do this race. I thought it's not that far from home and we'd go give it a try."

The track is located approximately three hours from Swindell's home in Tennessee.

"I'm just sitting around here not doing anything and I still love driving," he said. "I was always going to do something. I wasn't going to do anything the rest of last year and then I was going to run the Chili Bowl (in January). To step back in there the first night and win, that was pretty great for me."

Swindell, who won the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions at the Chili Bowl prior to finishing fifth out of more than 325 drivers during the finale approximately six weeks ago, said he still has the racing bug.

"It's something I've always had a passion for," he said. "(Last year) I just needed a break. I had some health issues and other issues that needed to be addressed. I was able to do what I needed to do with myself so I feel better than I've felt in probably 15 years. It was hard going through a lot of things I had to go through and trying to race at the same time. I needed that break."

The goal for this weekend is the same as it has always been.

"I think (Donnie's) car is more than capable of winning," he said. "It has never been my intention to race just to be there. We'll just take it one race at a time. There's been other people who have talked to me. I might be in a road race car somewhere. I might be in a late model somewhere. I want to go to the race and be prepared to win in no matter what type of car it is."

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

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 has been huge," Swindell said. "If it hadn't been for him coming along we wouldn't be able to do much of this at all. He's been a great supporter for us and he's been a great friend. It was nice of him to do all the things he's done for us and continues to do for us."

Swindell would also like to thank J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, Energy Release, Simpson Race Products, FK Rod Ends, HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers and Brown & Miller Racing Solutions 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.

 

 

Sides Carrying Consistency into World of Outlaws Events in Las Vegas and Tucson

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (March 1, 2015) - Jason Sides is riding a lot of momentum into a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series tripleheader this week.

Sides will compete with the Outlaws on Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown and on Saturday at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout.

"We have gotten off to a strong start to the season, which has breathed a lot of fresh air into our program," he said. "We are all very excited to get to Las Vegas and Tucson, where we've had success throughout the years."

Sides has recorded four top-five finishes in his last five races at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas, including a trio of runner-up results.

"We have quite a few good finishes there, but haven't got over the hurdle to win a World of Outlaws race in Las Vegas just yet," he said. "The good thing about continuously putting yourself in contention is that as long as you have the opportunity to win, you have a chance to win. Our goal is to give ourselves an opportunity to win each night and hopefully we can take advantage."

Sides also recorded a top five at USA Raceway in 2007.

"We haven't been able to race in Tucson very often and haven't put together the results we're aiming for the last two years there," he said. "Hopefully we can continue with our consistency and we'll earn another top five on Saturday."

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown and Saturday at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

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

LIVE AUDIO -

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

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 have 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., King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, East Coast Logistics, Clean Seal, Inc., Dancer Logistics, Inc., Jim Schuhknecht, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, FSR Radiators, Wings Unlimited, BR Motorsports, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads and VRP Shocks for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program 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.

 

 

Shark Racing Bound for World of Outlaws Tripleheader in Las Vegas and Tucson

Inside Line Promotions - HANOVER, Pa. (March 1, 2015) - Shark Racing will return to routine competition this week with a trio of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events.

Drivers Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart will race with the Outlaws at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas on Wednesday and Thursday before wrapping up the week on Saturday at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz.

It marks the first week of continuous racing throughout the remainder of the World of Outlaws schedule, which wraps up the first weekend in November.

"I've been going crazy to race," Allen said. "I can't wait to get racing all the time. It gets tough and wears you out when you get to July and August, but it's still all great."

Schuchart is looking forward to the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas, where he wants a fresh opportunity to compete following a disappointing outcome last season.

"Last year was the first time we were there and on the first night we weren't very close at all," he said. "On the second night we closed on the setup. We were a lot better, but in the first or second lap of the feature we got in a crash so I didn't get to race a lot."

Schuchart missed a transfer during his debut at USA Raceway - then known as Tucson International Raceway - for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout last year.

Meanwhile, Allen was unable to compete at either track last year so he is entering this week seeking consistent laps.

"We have some notes from last year when Logan raced at both tracks so I'll have a baseline to go off," he said. "I'm excited to race at both tracks and hopefully we can be consistent right out of the box."

SEASON STATS -

JACOB ALLEN: 9 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

LOGAN SCHUCHART: 9 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 5 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown and Saturday at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Shark1s.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharkRacing1s

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shark-Racing/561570593854948

LIVE AUDIO -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Rich Fogle and Son

Rich Fogle and Son specializes in pole building construction method, garages and custom additions. Based in Hanover, Pa., Rich Fogle and Son uses specific techniques of construction to produce a stronger and more rigid structure that will outlast most other buildings. For more information, visit http://www.FogleandSon.com.

"Rich has been a longtime friend of my dad's," Schuchart said. "They were in the marine core together and he's always helped me in go-karts and sprint cars. He's done a lot for us."

Shark Racing would also like to thank Marty Thompson Investments, Pell's Tire Service, Triple X Race Co., Don Ott Racing Engines, DMI Rear Ends, Newman's Towing & Recovery, AO Designs, CnB Chubby, Bobby Allen's Speedway 94, Restas.com, YourAutoSourceInc.com, Moose Blocks, Bell Helmets, Wilwood Brakes, Silpada Sterling Silver Jewelry, Wings Unlimited, Joe Bear Joan and Michael Palumbo 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.

 

 

Starks Set for U.S. Season Debut This Week in Las Vegas and Tucson

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (March 1, 2015) - Trey Starks is primed to kick off his 2015 season in the United States this week.

Starks, who earned a top 10 in Australia during the offseason, will compete this Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown and on Saturday at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

"I think we're ready," he said. "We've been working here for the last two months really hard. We've done a bunch of different stuff with the trailer, just getting everything more organized. We've been in the shop 12-to-14 hours a day. We're the most prepared we've ever been. We have a really good package. I think everything will work well together."

Starks has recorded a trio of top 20s during his limited career at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas.

"Las Vegas is a really fast track," he said. "It races really well. I really like the track. Conditions have been iffy before, but last year the track was great and racy. It's one of the fastest feeling tracks out there. The acceleration is pretty wild. It's a fun track.

"As far as expectations go we obviously expect to win every race we go to. I think we've got a great shot to do well there. The equipment underneath us is the best of the best. Now it's up to us to finish the deal."

Starks will round out the week at USA Raceway, where he rallied from 21st to 13th last year during his 410ci debut at the track.

"Tucson was fun with a 360 and it's pretty wild with a 410," he said. "You're going really fast on that track. The thing was pretty slick last year and when it gets slick like that it gets racy and you can basically run anywhere on that track. I'm always excited to go to Tucson because of the way it races. It's one of my favorite tracks."

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown and Saturday at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

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 - Southstar Equipment

Southstar Equipment was launched three years ago by Dave Cochrane, founder of the Waratah Group. His goal is to bring new, innovative products to the logging industry. With good old fashion 'know how' Dave has engineered a series of processors that meet the need of today's logging contractors. By focusing on reliability and production, Southstar has developed some of the most innovative harvesting equipment today. For more information, visit http://www.SouthstarEquipment.com.

"Southstar Equipment helps my dad with his timber processing company," Starks said. "They have helped my dad out a lot and produce great equipment. We're very excited to have them on board."

Starks would also like to thank Starks Timber Processing, Blue Dot Fabrications, SpeedMart, King Racing Products, Masco Petroleum, RCC Powder Coating and Emory Transmission 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.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Rallies from High Pill Draw During ASCS National Tour Debut at BRP

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (March 1, 2015) - Tony Bruce Jr. made the best of the circumstances last Friday at Bubba Raceway Park.

Bruce Jr. overcame a high pill draw early in the night during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour debut at the egg-shaped track to rebound with an 11 th-place finish in the main event.

"That place is really tough to pass on," he said. "With the banking the way it is makes the racing groove pretty narrow. A bad draw is something we didn't need there."

Bruce Jr. maneuvered from eighth to fifth place during his heat race, which relegated him to a B Main. He then finished second in the consolation race to transfer into the main event.

"The track was taking rubber in the B Features," he said. "When we went out there for the main event it was basically rubber down. We set the car up with a lot more stagger. I was able to roll the corners a lot better off the throttle then a lot of other guys. Turns three and four are really tight so a lot of people went in too hard and washed out on exit. That was how we passed most of the cars."

Bruce Jr. passed eight cars - tied for the most - to rally from 19th to 11th.

"We made the best of it and we were able to advance fairly decent in the A Main," he said.

Saturday's event at Bubba Raceway Park was rained out.

Bruce Jr. will return to action March 13 at Flint Creek Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., and March 14 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., with the ASCS Red River Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 27 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 5 (8); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 11 (19).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 13 at Flint Creek Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., and March 14 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., with the ASCS Red River Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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Tim Kaeding Returns to Silver Dollar Speedway

(Chico, CA 3-1-15)…The iconic and world-wide known Silver Dollar Speedway is set to kick off the 2015 season on March 6th and 7th with the annual running of the Silver Cup Race of Champions. The ¼ mile clay oval race track will host the winged 360 sprint cars, dirt modifieds, and wingless sprint cars. The racing action gets underway Friday March 6th, with qualifying at 6 PM and racing starting at 7 PM. Tickets Adults $16, seniors and juniors $13, Children $6. Night two of the Silver Cup hits the speedway March 7th with qualifying at 6 PM and racing starting at 7 PM. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for juniors and seniors and $6 for children. With 56 career sprint car wins at Silver Dollar Speedway, San Jose driver Tim Kaeding is etched in stone as one of the all-time greats to ever race in Chico. However, Kaeding has only raced a few times at Silver Dollar Speedway over the last three years. In fact, Kaeding’s last win at Chico was August 18, 2012. There is no doubt Kaeding is eager to get back into victory lane. This weekend he will be paired with crew chief extraordinaire Rod Tiner. Kaeding and Tiner have a long history of working together and will be a tough combination to beat. Justin Sanders picked up the first win of the year at Marysville Raceway this past Saturday night. Sander’s is the only driver eligible to win the $10,000 bonus offered by promoter Dennis Gage. If Sanders can win the next five races in a row he will get the big pay check. Sander’s is registered to run both nights. Sean Becker won the opening night race of Silver Cup last year and closed out the year by winning the final night of the year during the Fall Nationals. Becker will be back in the familiar Menne Motorsports #75. Becker has 51 career main event wins at Chico. Andy Forsberg has 40 career main event wins throughout his career at Chico. Forsberg has teamed up with C & M Motorsports for 2015 and hopes to rebound from a sluggish last few seasons at Chico. Mason Moore will be a factor each night during the Silver Cup. Other top drivers expected to attend are Steven Tiner, Dominic Scelzi, Shane Golobic and many more. The dirt modifieds and wingless sprints will once again compete for the win alongside the winged sprint cars. Last year the dirt modified portion of the competition saw 46 drivers competing over the two nights. Nick DeCarlo became the second driver Friday night to clean sweep after timing in fastest with a lap of 15.501 and claiming the victory in heat race number one. The night also saw Duane Cleveland, Jeff Olschowka, and Jay Sears win their heat race; with Richard Papenhausen wining the B main. The main event top five was rounded out by Duane Cleaveland, Jake Vantol, Kyle Casson, and Albert Gill. Saturday night Nick Decarlo set fast time for the second night in a row with a lap of 15.806. Ryan McDaniel, Randy McDaniel, Kellen Chadwick, and Troy Folger claimed the heat race wins. After winning his heat race Kellen Chadwick would go on to claim the win and the dirt modified silver cup championship. Sixteen wingless sprint cars showed up to compete between Friday and Saturday night. Friday night saw Angelique Bell set the mark in qualifying with a lap of 14.621. Rowdy McClenon claimed the loan heat race win before finishing second to Scott Hall in the main event. Shane Myhre, Dustin Thompson, and Don Emery rounded out the top five in the opening night of competition. Saturday night saw Tommy Laliberte complete the fastest lap around the ¼ mile in qualifying with a lap of 14.990. Tommy Laliberte and Scott Hall claimed heat race wins. Tommy Laliberte would complete the third clean sweep of the weekend winning Saturday’s main event and being crowned the silver cup wingless champion. For a printable flier with more information please visit our website at www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

DAMION GARDNER READY FOR ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP RUN IN 2015!

(Perris, CA, March 1, 2015) When Perris Auto Speedway kicks off its 20th anniversary season this Saturday night, March 7th, with the Sokola Shooutout for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, most eyes will be on two-time defending series champion Damion Gardner of Concord, California. The slender driver dominated the prestigious series and 2014 and he will be ready to rumble when the first green flag of the season flies on Saturday night. What could be bad news for the remainder of the competition is the fact that Gardner thinks he can be more dominant in 2015 than he was last year.

On Friday, the racing star took some time from his always busy schedule to talk about a multitude of topics including his off season, off track work, the Mark Alexander team he drives for, Bonneville, his 2014 success and his expectations for 2015.

Q: What have you been doing all winter? Have you been getting ready to race?

Gardner: Did the family stuff around the holidays and then the Chili Bowl. Been doing some side work for All Coast Construction and some other guys I know down in L.A.

Q: Sounds like you are down this way quite a lot now rather than being home in Concord?

Gardner: Yeah. That was not my intent, but it just kind of worked out that way because that is where the work has been. Plus I hang out at Shavers (Shave Racing Engines) doing some stuff for him. My big plan to move home (home to Concord two years ago) has not quite worked out.

Q: You had one job that was very interesting and got some television coverage on the news here. Refurbishing some neon light art. What was that all about?

Gardner: A guy named Michael Haden, a neon artist back in the 80’s, had put up some neon artwork in the International Jewelry Center in downtown Los Angeles. Mike Grosswendt from All Coast Construction helped Mike Haden put it up originally. So, he had some interest in it from the beginning. So Mike Haden, Mike Grosswendt and the building got together and wanted it restored to bring it back to life. Mike (Grosswendt) had seen what I could do with the Bonneville car (fabricating) and asked if I could to do it and wanted to do it. I had done some other work for him and thought this would be something different. I spent three or four months restoring it.

Q: So, you spent a lot of time down there. It was not a two week job.

Gardner: No! It is about 300-feet long and 50 something neon tubes. It was quite a project.

Q: Earlier you mentioned the Chili Bowl. You came from the back of the pack all the way to finish third this year. With a few more laps, do you think you could have caught the top two?

Gardner: I don’t know. I pretty much would have needed a yellow. The car could be good at the race and be good in the middle, but it is kind of hard to have a car be good for 50-laps and be good at the end. I think you saw with me and Kevin and everybody, we were good, but in the last five or seven laps we just kind of went flat. It gets where nobody is really gaining on anybody else. But with a yellow, who knows. I am sure we all would have mixed it up and it would have got interesting, but I probably would not have gotten there. You never know.

Q: How much do you like the Chili Bowl?

Gardner: Every year I hate going there. It is the wrong time of year. The holidays are fun, but you do not relax because you are running around here and there with your family. Just about the time January comes around you can start to relax, but you have to run off to the Chili Bowl. I usually dread going and people know I am complaining, but once I get there I enjoy it. It is a lot of fun. It is a lot of standing around and not racing and that part kind of bothers me. When you are actually driving the car and racing, I like that a lot. I have had some decent success there and have been fortunate to have driven some good cars there.

Q: Talking about good cars, you drive a good car out here for Mark Alexander. You guys were named National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Team of the Year last season. Anything new going on with that car for 2015?

Gardner: Not really. Just more of the same. It is a sweet blend of me and them. They kind of let me mess with the shocks and do some stuff there. I have some new stuff we are going to do with the shocks that we are going to try out this year. We tested the other night and things went pretty well. We have some new Willwood brake stuff. Nothing major. I have been fortunate to be with some real good manufacturers who work with me on making things better or just faster. We are going to just keep doing what we have been doing.

Q: Same people making up that crew this year?

Gardner: Yeah, the same people. We have a great crew. Between Mark and Steve Alexander (brothers), Mark does most of the work at home during the week and Steve does the work at the track. We have a great bunch of guys and we have a lot of them, but it is works out good. The work always gets done. I really have to thank Mark and Steve along with Ken from Scott Sales. They have a car for me that is always ready to win.

Q: Tony Jones raved about those guys when he drove for them and actually won their first USAC/CRA championship in 2007. What makes them so special?

Damion Gardner after a win at Perris Auto Speedway in 2014. Car owner Mark Alexander is third from the right in the back row and crew chief Steve Alexander is between him and Damion. Photo by Doug Allen.

Gardner: It is kind of crazy, because with that many guys, things tend to not get done. There are too many guys and things can get overlooked. Anytime you have guys shifting and one guy doing the work during the week and another doing the work on the weekends, you would think things would get lost in translation. But, they somehow put it all together. Like I said, Mark does all the work during the week and he does a great job. He loves that car. Then Steve comes in and does it on the weekends. Somehow they hand it off to each other really well. Then you have Rick, he is always around and there are a lot of fill in guys and they are all real good and have all been around each other for a long time. I think that is what makes it work. And, they really love the racing. They have a passion for it.

Q: How long did it take for you to click with those guys?

Gardner: Actually right away. They wanted to know what I wanted and what I wanted to do. I told them let’s not do anything. Just do what you guys normally do and if we have to change anything we will change it. They were all about it and that is another thing that makes them really good. Whatever they need to do to win, they are willing to do it. They are all about winning. Pride never gets in the way of anything. So I think we clicked right away. There were just some small things. Change this thing and go a little bit faster. Change that and go a little bit faster. Me and Steve bounce stuff off each other. Steve is kind of like a Bromme (Bruce Bromme Jr.) or kind of like when I was with Vinny (Vince Latner). He kind of keeps me grounded. I will kind of come up with some good ideas or kind of step out of the box and he kind of knows how to reel me back in some times.

Q: You had a great year in 2014. Were you totally satisfied with it?

Gardner: Yeah. It was kind of whirlwindish with the work I did for Bonneville and just racing. There was a lot of work, but it was great. I just wanted to do have a way better year than I did the year before. I just wanted to separate myself from the rest of the people and just clearly be faster. I hope we did that. I think we did. It was just a fun ride. Winning so many times and winning a few in a row. It is just fun to work on the car with the guys and seeing the progress and see it all help.

Q: You had more fast times, more heat races win, more main event wins than anyone else and you won the championship for the second year in a row. Can you do better this year?

Damion Gardner on the throttle at Perris Auto Speedway in 2014. Photo by Doug Allen.

Gardner: Oh, I think so. Obviously you have to have luck on your side. When luck is not going your way you have to weather the storm. Sometimes and someday it is just going to snowball and it will try to beat you down. But, you just have to weather the storm, keep on doing what you are doing and work through it. You will come out on the other side and get on a roll. It is definitely possible that we will have a better year and that is what we are aiming for.

Q: At this point in your career, what is more important, winning races or winning a championship?

Gardner: I don’t know. Championships are something people always asked me about. I feel different about them than I did when I was younger. We care about them whether we say do or don’t. At the end of the day you just want to be the faster guy out there. At the end of the day when people leave you want them to be talking that you are the guy who won or ought to have one. You want to be the guy they are talking about. I believe if you do that, you will win championships and a lot of races. I have learned to win championships compared to when I was younger. I did not quite understand how to do it. Guys used to tell me that I had to know when I had to finish third. I had no idea what they were talking about. I did not have any clue. I have a little more of a clue now.

Q: The one race of yours I remember most from 2014 you did not win. It was if I remember correctly in May at Perris Auto Speedway. Early in the race you got into a tangle with two other cars going into turn three. You did not flip, but you were in the wall and another car flipped and landed on top of you. You jumped out and had a look and as soon as your guys got it back to the work area they went to work on it and did the best they could, but the car was bent bad. You amazed a lot of people that night when you restarted at the back and drove all the way through the pack to finish second in a trashed car. Most guys would have parked it. What makes you different?

Gardner: As far as the car being bent and broke and me coming back out, I have always had a never give up attitude. When I had my own team with the #20 car (when he first came to run without a wing), we did not quit no matter whether we were a lap down or whatever it was. We just did not quit working. I drive the same way and expect my crew to work the same way. I ask the same thing out of my guys that I ask of myself. It is just easy when you do that. At the end of the day when we are all done and sitting at the table, I don’t ever want to look back and say, ‘what if we had done this?’ I want to know we got every best finish we could, got every point we could and did all we could do. At the end of the day if you can say that, that is all there is. You never quit whether you are trying to come from the back or you are racing for the lead. When you start at the back, you just cannot slow down to race everybody else. You just have to race through them (to get to the front).

Q: You had a wild flip at the Oval Nationals. A lot of altitude and your car ended up stuck on top of the billboards and had to be cut down. Any injuries that nobody knew about?

Damion Gardner’s violent flip at the 2014 Oval Nationals. Note, the car is higher than the billboards. Doug Allen Photo.

Gardner: No, no injuries. There was a lot of flipping and probably the fence (billboards) took all the shock. If I had landed on the ground or flipped out of the park and landed on the dirt behind, it would have hurt a lot more. The fence took most of it.

Q: You are the “World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” at over 211 MPH. You told me last year you would not be back at Bonneville this year. Have you changed your mind?

Damion Gardner on the Bonneville Salt Flats in September of 2015. Photo by Surf N’ Sprint.

Gardner: No, we are not going back. Maybe someday if I get some sponsors who want me to go back. I am pretty happy with going 211 and being the first guy over 200. The whole experience was just phenomenal. I cannot thank all of the guys who made it happen enough. The whole experience was tremendous, but I am okay with it now. We could probably squeeze a few more miles per hour out of the car. We would probably have to go and redesign some things. I am okay with leaving it where it is for now.

Q: What are the racing plans this year? Just the USAC/CRA Series or do you have anything else lined up?

Gardner: Same. Do the USAC/CRA thing. I may go do some midget stuff with Bob East and Terry Klatt. We flirt every year with going back east for Sprint Week, but that will be up to the Alexander’s to see what they want to do. Just kind of weighing it and just going along. I don’t mind doing that other stuff, but if we just decide to do the USAC/CRA thing I am fine with that and we will just keep the hammer down there.

Q: You just mentioned possibly going back east. You stayed back there and raced several seasons. Do you miss racing back there?

Gardner: No, not really. Our schedule is twenty some races out here and needs to get up a little more. You need to be pushing 30 or so races. I think the economy is coming back and cars are back. Guys went and played around with the 360 deal they saw it is same deal. Not real profitable. Those guys are coming back. We just do not have anyone really guiding the 410 deal (out here) and giving it direction. I think you could get some more races if you had a little more focus on it. You could get some more cars and some more fans coming out. Hopefully we can get the fans to come out and they will enjoy the show.

Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM on March 7th and racing will begin at 7:00. The PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprint Cars will join the USAC/CRA stars on the triple header card.

Advance tickets for all events at The PAS, with the exception of the World of Outlaws, are available 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7. Advance tickets for the World of Outlaws can also be obtained via phone or online at 1-877-395-8606 or http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=558&backurl=default.asp

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events. The campground opens at noon the day before each event. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2015 season. AA Lynco Painting, All Coast Construction, All Seasons Tree Repair, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Perris Com Ecco, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Drop Zone, Edelbrock, Engine Pro, Harry’s Café, HD Industries, Horizon Solar, K&N Engineering, Livingwaters Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Marjon RV, Moon Nursery, P.I.P.E., Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pizza Factory, Red Lion Inns and Suites, Robert Dempster, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Stassines Cross, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town & Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, US Foods and Valley News.

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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.

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MURCOTT AND FARR HEAD STRAIGHT FOR VR

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

March 1, 2015

Dual Australian Sprintcar Champion David Murcott and multiple Australian titleholder Robbie Farr will take on the already impressive weekly battles within the Parramatta Posse this Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway.

The pair, having competed for the greater majority of February in Western Australia – where Murcott successfully defended his 2014 Australian Championship win – will throw extra fuel on to the fire lit by additional prize money and a $10,000 points fund booty for the month of March.

“I’ve never had that much success in Sydney before this year,” concedes Murcott, “but winning a main event there earlier in the season and our form this summer across the country has me feeling confident that we can do the job again there.”

Though the World Series Sprintcars Championship slipped from his grasp with minutes to spare the Victorian throttle stomper is in the best form of his career in the Horrell Motorsport #1 Maxim working with the lethal arsenal of the Inglis brothers in his corner.

“I feel like every time we go out the pit gate we can win,” Murcott explains, “between Glenno with the chassis and our set up preparation and Scotty with the motor program we really have a fast car everywhere we show up.”

Robbie Farr has showed a particular improvement in speed that has been concealed by an uncharacteristic spate of bad luck in the #7 Hi-Tec Oils ECP Racing Maxim.

“We’ve been fast, we just haven’t been lucky,” concedes the now West Australian domiciled Sydneysider who grew up racing thousands of laps around the then Parramatta City Raceway now known as Valvoline Raceway, “I don’t think our results have shown what we’ve brought to the table this season. Sometimes the ball rolls your way and sometimes it doesn’t. It doesn’t affect our intensity or our commitment to winning either way, we’re coming back to Sydney Speedway to get some chequered flags.

Murcott and Farr are just two interstate inclusions from a list that is expected to increase from this Saturday night (March 7) onwards for the first of four consecutive $5,000 to win main events for the Sprintcars.

Counting the points fund booty for the top three in points there is over $75,000 to be won.

Current Track Championship leader James Thompson clings to a slender lead as the series winds down on March 28 and he’s all too well aware that former track champion Ben Atkinson and defending champ Max Dumesny are breathing down his neck.

“We can’t afford to alter our game plan,” concedes the Kellyville father of two, “being consistently up the front is what has got us into the points lead to start with so it makes no sense to deviate from that path now.”

Despite a disappointing performance by his own standards in the previous round of the Track Championship on February 21 Thompson knows that he has the speed and the composure to continue his good form.

“It’s up to those guys to catch me,” he muses, “we’ll just keep on chipping away.”

This Saturday night’s 18th round of the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship will also honour 5-times Australian Sprintcar Champion Dick Briton as the Grand Marshall in a month that honours four of the sport’s former greats.

Also on the program Saturday night will be Wingless Sprints (in which his son Brian and granddaughter Nikki compete) and Late Model sedans.

Gates open this Saturday at 2pm; hot laps start from 5.30pm and Qualifying from 6pm.

Prices:

Adults $30

Pension $20

Juniors (13-15yrs) $15

Family (2 adults, 2 kids) $70

Kids 12 and under accompanied by an adult - FREE

Please visit www.valvolineraceway.com.au for details or like Valvoline Raceway on Facebook – alternatively phone (02) 9637 0411 for more information.

Valvoline Raceway is located at 21 Wentworth Street in Granville / Clyde.

 

 

QUAKER STEAK &LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW ANTICIPATES BIG OPENING DAY ON SUNDAY, MARCH 1

MARTOCCI’S AUTOMOTIVE IS THE LATEST ASSOCIATE SPONSOR JOINING THE EVENT . . . . . . . dirttrackheroescarshow.com

The 2015 edition of the Quaker Steak and Lube Eighth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is in the final countdown stages of the event highlighting the past, present and future of auto racing all coming together under one roof at the Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Another associate sponsor has joined the growing list of sponsors for the event and everything is pointing in the right direction for the fabulous week long gathering. The doors of the Phillipsburg Mall will swing open to the public on opening day set for Sunday, March 1st starting with a demonstration and seminar of the Stage One Modified race cars and hosted by Richie and Joel Smith. The interview session of Nazareth Speedway driving legends will follow and after the interviews, Vince Valeriano from VRP Shocks will host a seminar of his great VRP Shock product line. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be free of charge to the Mall traffic.

The latest associate sponsor signing for the week-long racing extravaganza is Martocci's Automotive located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Owner Tommy Martocci has not only built himself a solid reputation as a solid competitor in the racing world but his twenty five plus years of mechanical excellence in the automotive field has been the foundation for his very successful auto repair business. Located at 26 North Second Street in Stroudsburg, Martocci's Automotive is "Your Pocono Automotive Specialist" offering the most competitive labor rate and a one hundred percent guarantee for their expert services. Martocci's Automotive is a complete automotive repair facility offering new car warranty services, alignments, 30-60-90K services, air conditioning service and repair, exhaust repair, transmission service, diagnostics, electrical, suspension, engines, tune-ups, cooling systems, tire and also offer high performance engines and parts as well. Contact them at: 570 517 2777/570 517 7130 with any questions or to make an appointment or log on to their website at: www.martocciautomotive.com Shop hours are: Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 8 AM until 6 PM, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 AM until 8 PM and Saturdays from 8 AM until 2 PM. Martocci's Automotive is the one stop complete auto repair facility in the Pocono Mountains.

Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is now on board as the lead sponsor for the Dirt Track Heroes Show. The 65 stores making up Quaker Steak and Lube, annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908 454 2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak and Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting.

The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the great list of associate sponsors assembled for the upcoming show. To our loyal racing fans, we ask that you please support these fine institutions whenever you have the opportunity to do so. These great sponsors are the life support of the show and to do the show without them would be extremely difficult to accomplish. In place thus far is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union who has been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008. Contact IRCO at: 908 859 1811 and check out their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, can be reached at: 610 462 4302 orlog-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restorations can restore your property to perfection. The phone number to reach Charles Price Jr is: 908-500-5738 or their website at: www.fireandwater911repair.com. Kim's Kreations Lettering and Apparel can supply many options for your apparel needs. Check out their extensive website at: www.kimskreations2.net or call at: 610-342-7534 for Kim. Vogel Designs can supply graphics for the commercial field and race cars of all types and can be reached at: 570 903 0811 or you can email him at: vogelracedesigns@yahoo.com R&F International Muffler & Brake is located at 1951 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and the phone number is: 570 476 2120 and the email address is: imbinc@verizon.net.

Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies is located at 2172 Community Drive in Bath, PA and the number to reach the shop are: 610 746 5477. To reach Steve through email, his address is: searockslawncare@verizon.net. Adams Brother Used Auto Parts, located two miles North of the Lehigh Valley Airport at 5995 Adams Lane in Allentown has a complete line of domestic and foreign used car parts and the number to reach them is: 610 264 2334. Hamlin Speedway begins in April 2015with eight divisions of great racing on Saturday nights. Contact the speedway today at: 570 420 5500 or their website at: www.hamlinspeedway.com Try the S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts for some honest to goodness fun. Check out the website at: www.SSSpeedways.com Penn Jersey Food Marts is the place to go for quick sandwiches, both for breakfast and lunch. They also carry a full line of snacks, hot and cold beverages, ice, lottery tickets and a fill-up at the fuel pumps. The main store is situated at 232 Blue Valley Drive and The Bangor location's phone number is: 610 588 3388, and the Five Points Store's number is: 610 599 1928. The website is: www.pennjerseyfoodmart.com. Murante Auto Repair is located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania with a phone number at: 610 759 2161 or check out their website at: www.muranteautorepair.com Jeff's Automotive is located at 4110 William Penn Highway in Easton and the number to reach them is: 610 253 6565 or visit their website at: www.jeffsautomotive.com Persa Auto Repair is located at 7572 Beth-Bath Pike in Bath, PA and the phone number is: 610 837 7800 or check out their website at: www.persaautorepair.com\

VRP Shocks will be offering a free shock seminar on March 1st immediately after the driver interviews are completed. The website is: www.vrpshocks.com

All area race tracks are slated to be present at the show and all historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth 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. The announcing team of Ed and Steve Pados, Bobby Stull and Justin Beltrame are in place to handle the interview sessions for the eighth consecutive season.

Entries are now accepted to display at the 8th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTH98@aol.com. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

Eighth Annual Quaker Steak And Lube

Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2015 Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 1- 11:30 to 12:30- Murante Auto Repair presents Demonstration and Seminar with Richie and Joel Smith of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds

Sunday- March 1 - (Starting at 1:00) - Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restorations presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Highlighting Nazareth and Nazareth National Speedways and all tracks in the Tri State area

Second Show- (Immediately following Interviews)- Jeff's Automotive presents VRP Shock Seminar and Demonstration with Vince Valeriano.

Monday- March 2 – (6:30 PM) – Vogel Race Designs and R&F International Muffler and Brake- Saluting Action Track USA, Borger’s Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts

Tuesday- March 3 – (6:30 PM)- Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Oaklane, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 4 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds Saluting Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway, Mahoning Speedway

Thursday- March 5- (6:30) Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies Saluting New Egypt, Bridgeport Speedway, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Speedway

Friday - March 6 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – Penn Jersey Food Marts and Persa Auto Repair presents a Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” with many Legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate and saluting the Reading Fairgrounds Historical Racing Society

Second Show- (6:30 PM) Martocci Automotive presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, TSRS and CRSA Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 7 - (1:00) –-Kim's Kreations presents Special Tribute to Gerald Chamberlain-Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

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PRUTZMAN, BACK FROM INJURY, HITS THE ROAD IN ‘15

Hamburg, PA – Keith Prutzman had a very brief season in 2014 due late-winter, shoulder rotator cuff surgery. But the veteran racer will be back at full strength for a full season in 2015 with his #28 Buck Rubs Gentleman’s Club 360 cubic inch sprint cars.

Prutzman currently has 25 race dates on his schedule, but the big change is that the team will spend 12 of those dates in the State of New York racing with the Empire State Sprints. Tracks on the current schedule are Utica Rome Speedway (4 dates), Susquehanna Speedway (4 dates), Selinsgrove Speedway (2 dates), Williams Grove Speedway (3 dates), Albany Saratoga Speedway, Fonda Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, New Egypt Speedway, Big Diamond Speedway, Brewerton Speedway, Rolling Wheels Speedway, Can-Am Speedway, Fulton Speedway, Thunder Mountain Speedway, and Port Royal Speedway.

The team also plans to compete in 12 United Racing Club dates including a non-point URC event at Selinsgrove’s Mach1 event. Three times either URC has scheduled an ESS race in a non-point status or ESS has scheduled a URC race to support without awarding points for events on the Prutzman schedule. One date on the schedule, May 3, at Lincoln, is non-sanctioned.

“While I was not able to race last year, we spent some time in New York watching the Empire State Sprints,” commented Keith Prutzman, “and we found the teams and leadership, Dean Reynolds and Mike Mallet, very open and friendly.…. good people. With Wide Open Expeditions of Williamstown, NY sponsoring us for a few years and two or our crew members based in New York giving us a place to stay and base operations, it seemed logical for us to for some racing up there. The chance to compete on tracks I have not raced on in the past is also a cool challenge.”

Buck Rubs Gentleman’s Club of Reading, PA remains as the team’s chief sponsor but the team’s newest sponsor works well with the “northern” plans as the Blind Tiger Pub at 4402 Watson Blvd., Johnson City, NY has signed on for 2015.

Returning sponsors are McKeansburg Hotel of New Ringgold, PA, PA Power Coating of Littlestown, PA, Haus Automotive of Hamburg, PA, Westy Bar and Grill of Hamburg, PA, R&R Auto Group of Schuylkill Haven, PA, Kurtz Brothers Glass of Tamaqua, PA, Beck’s Pest Control of Wyomissing, PA, Wide Open Expeditions of Williamstown, NY, Vaccaro EZ Auto Rentals of Reading, PA, VRP Shocks of Temple, PA, and Ardex Auto Detailing Products of Philadelphia, PA.

The team will have a pair of Maxim chassis cars ready to race and three racing engines from BelMit Development of York Springs, PA. One car will be Keith’s Delco Signs finished Kramer Williamson Tribute car as it appeared late in 2014. The second Maxim will carry the same basic appearance with the car number being solid and the pink replaced by orange as wrapped by Delco.

The list of team members looks much like as it has in recent seasons including Steve ‘Zeke’ Powley, Heath Gilliland, Jack Ramsey, John Neidlinger, Robert ‘Griff’ Griffin, Adam Erskine and Scottie Isett plus the New York crew of Craig Richards and Keith McNeal.

For more information on the team, check out www.keithprutzmanracing.com which is being updated on a regular basis right now, in preparation for the 2013 season, by site designer, Blake Tobias Motorsports (BTM) Web Design, Blake can be contacted for web design at www.blaketobiasmotorsports.com.

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY BEGINS COLLECTION FOR AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE!

(Perris, CA, February 27, 2015) When Perris Auto Speedway kicks off its historic 20th anniversary season on Saturday, March 7th, with the Sokola Shootout for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, it will also begin its annual effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. 2015 will mark the ninth consecutive year that the track has supported the Relay for Life and to date more than $100,000.00 has been collected at the track through the generous donations of fans, racers, sponsors and officials.

“Our goal last season was to get our all-time total to $100,000.00 and we did that, so now we start the climb to $200,000.00,” stated longtime Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian. “It is all about our great fans, sponsors, race teams and officials. They have embraced this cause every year and have donated from pocket change to hundred dollar bills. Our goal is always $10,000.00 or more. It all helps fight this dreaded disease. Our wonderful drivers go up into the stands and collect money in their helmets at intermission. That is where a majority of it comes form. All of the fans and drivers have relatives or friends who have been affected by cancer and they know it is a horrible disease. They all have given graciously to help.”

In addition to the March 7th season opener, collections for the Relay for Life will also take place at the Night of Destruction on March 28th, The So Cal Showdown on April 18 featuring the World of Outlaws & USAC/CRA, May 23rd Salute to Indy and July 4th. The May and July dates are headlined by USAC/CRA.

In the mid-1980s, Dr. Gordy Klatt, a Tacoma colorectal surgeon, wanted to enhance the income of his local American Cancer Society office. He decided to personally raise money for the fight against cancer by doing something he enjoyed—running marathons.

In May 1985, Dr. Klatt spent a grueling 24 hours circling the track at Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma for more than 83 miles. Throughout the night, friends donated $25 to run or walk 30 minutes with him. He raised $27,000 to fight cancer. That first year, nearly 300 of Dr. Klatt's friends, family, and patients watched as he ran and walked the course.

While he circled the track those 24 hours, he thought about how others could take part. He envisioned a 24-hour team relay event that could raise more money to fight cancer. Months later he pulled together a small committee to plan the first team relay event known as the City of Destiny Classic 24-Hour Run Against Cancer.

In 1986, 19 teams took part in the first team relay event on the track at the colorful, historical Stadium Bowl and raised $33,000. An indescribable spirit prevailed at the track and in the tents that dotted the infield.

The vision turned into over 5,200 Relay For Life events across the United States today and nearly $5 billion in fundraising to save lives from cancer. In addition, the American Cancer Society licenses twenty non-governmental cancer organizations in other countries to hold Relay For Life events to battle cancer across the globe.

For three decades, Relay For Life has provided inspiration and hope for millions of cancer survivors.

Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM on March 7th and racing will begin at 7:00. The PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprint Cars will join the USAC/CRA stars on the triple header card.

Advance tickets for all events at The PAS, with the exception of the World of Outlaws, are available 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7. Advance tickets for the World of Outlaws can also be obtained via phone or online at 1-877-395-8606 or http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=558&backurl=default.asp

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events. The campground opens at noon the day before each event. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2015 season. AA Lynco Painting, All Coast Construction, All Seasons Tree Repair, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Perris Com Ecco, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Drop Zone, Edelbrock, Engine Pro, Harry’s Café, HD Industries, Horizon Solar, K&N Engineering, Livingwaters Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Marjon RV, Moon Nursery, P.I.P.E., Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pizza Factory, Red Lion Inns and Suites, Robert Dempster, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Stassines Cross, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town & Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, US Foods and Valley News.

To keep up with all of 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.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Old-Timers Reunion Moves to 65th Anniversary Weekend at the Steel Palace

OSWEGO, NY (February 27, 2015) – The 10th annual Oswego Speedway Old-Timers Reunion will move to a new weekend in 2015, pairing fittingly with the Speedway’s 65th anniversary celebration to take place on Saturday, August 8 featuring race day admission of only $5 for fans to help celebrate the storied history of the ‘Steel Palace.’

The Oswego Speedway Old-Timers Reunion was held for several years during King of Wings weekend at the Speedway, but Old-Timers coordinators Jim Ferlito and Jim Liccardi felt a shift to the anniversary weekend in 2015 made sense.

“We look forward to moving the Old-Timers Reunion to the August 8 date,” said Ferlito. “Being tied in with the 65th anniversary of the Speedway should really work out well for all involved.”

Oswego Speedway Public Relations Director, Dan Kapuscinski, shared the same sentiment.

“With a great show on tap and a full set of stands expected with $5 admission on race night, it simply made sense to tie the Old-Timers event to this special 65th anniversary weekend,” said Kapuscinski. “With a big crowd expected it is our plan to recognize as many former drivers and car owners as we possibly can in front of our fans as a thank you for all they have done to make Oswego Speedway what it is.”

The reunion, held at Lighthouse Lanes directly in front of the Speedway, will begin at 10 a.m. on race day with door prizes, raffles, racing photos and magazines, as well as great food, drink, and conversation.

Through the years several former racers and car owners have attended the Oswego Speedway Old-Timers Reunion including Fred Graves, Ron Buckner, Todd Gibson, Warren Coniam, the Virgo family, and more.

With the extra added bonus of a 65th anniversary celebration on tap for 2015, a great crowd of historic Speedway figures is expected.

Along with several driver appearances are the appearance of several former racing machines as well.

Last year’s edition of the Oswego Speedway Old-Timers Reunion brought out several restorations including the Hemi-Cuda No. 69 Modified driven by the likes of Guy Chartrand and Jimmy Shampine, as well as a beautiful Steve Gioia restoration owned by Larry Trenca, and a Gary Allbritain roadster being completed by Dave Iosue.

More restorations can be expected this year including the beautifully restored Jim Shampine radical offset Supermodified owned by former driver Jamie Moore.

To get more information on the Oswego Speedway Old-Timers visit online at www.oswegospeedwayoldtimers.com. More information on ticket pricing and other particulars will be announced in the coming weeks.

Oswego Speedway’s 65th anniversary race weekend will feature a return to the 45-lap Novelis Supermodified feature format as well as a 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS main. An extra added attraction on Saturday, August 8 will also be the return of Supermodified semi-finals, following heat racing action.

Oswego Speedway’s racing season will begin on Saturday, May 9 with the Speedway’s 65th annual opening night celebration presented by Planet Fitness and Mitchell’s Speedway Press with mains for the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, as well as the 75-lap Richie Evans Memorial for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646. Visit the Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Allard Surges To Fourth at New Zealand Championship

PETERSEN MEDIA- Jonathan Allard returned to racing action in New Zealand last weekend after a very lengthy break in the schedule, as he put on a fantastic charge to fourth in the New Zealand Sprint Car Championship.

Unfortunately for the Chico, CA driver, Allard was involved in a pair of wrecks during his two heat races, and heading into the feature event, he would line the Porter Group/Hydraulink/Motul backed No. 0 machine up in the ninth row for the 25th lap finale.

An overcast day at the Robertson Holden Speedway in Palmerston North provided excellent track conditions, just what Allard would need to surge his way forward.

When the Championship feature came to life, Allard quickly got into a groove, as he picked up his competitors one by one, as he sliced his way through the field.

Quickly getting into the Top-10, the 2014 Gold Cup Champion continued to thrill the crowd as he worked toward the top five, and lead pack as the race drew to a close.

With just two laps to go in the feature event, Allard found himself in the fifth spot, as the yellow would waive with the fourth place car coming to a stop.

Restarting the race in that fourth position, Allard would try several challenges on the lead trio of Jamie Duff, Ricky Logan, and Daniel Eggleton, but slower traffic hampered his efforts, and he would settle for a fourth place finish.

“We had terrible luck in our heat races, and that really put us behind for the feature,” Allard said. “My guys worked their tails off all night long, and we really had a good car in the feature. It was not the finish we were hoping for, but it was a great effort, and I sure hope that made all of our great sponsors proud.”

Allard would like to thank Porter Group, Hydraulink, Motul, New Zealand Ceiling and Drywall Supplies, Exide, and BDR Max for their support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-3, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-3.

ON TAP: Allard will be in action later tonight at the Springs Speedway as he will contest the North Island Sprint Car Championship.

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

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.

For more information visit http://www.petersenmediainc.com, email mailto:sales@petersenmediainc.com, http://www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia or follow @Petersen_Media on twitter.

 

 

Becker and Menne Motorsports Welcome Mike’s Hard Lemonade Aboard For 2015

PETERSEN MEDIA- Along with a new team combination comes a new marketing partner, and Sean Becker, Dan Menne, and Brian Cannon are extremely pleased, and excited, to announce a new partnership with Mike’s Hard Lemonade for the 2015 season.

“It is always great to have marketing partners with this sport, and we are really excited, and thankful to have Mike’s Hard Lemonade join our team this year,” Becker said. “I am really looking forward to the opportunity of representing them to the best of my abilities both on, and off the track.”

Busting on to the short track scene in 2014, Mike’s Hard Lemonade has been around since 1999. Known for their “Hard” products, Mike’s Hard Lemonade has evolved into nine delicious adult beverage flavors coming in six packs, 12 packs, and a variety of single serve items.

Becker and the Menne Motorsports team will again be fixtures at the Silver Dollar Speedway on a weekly basis in 2015, and will also pick and chose various 360 events across the region.

Becker would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Cherry Street Mini Storage, Menne Ranch Hay Inc., Astro Titanium, Ponybracket.com, Shaver Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, and K&N for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 0, Wins- 0, Top 5’s- 10, Top 10’s- 0

ON TAP: Becker and the Menne Motorsports team will kick off their 2015 season March 6th and 7th at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA during the Silver Cup.

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

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.

 

 

Sayre Set For American Debut

Farr Racing’s Daniel Sayre will be competing over in America during June and July as part of the 2015 Northwest Speedweek.

Daniel has been confirmed to race seven meetings across eight nights, starting at Siskiyou Motor Speedway on 28th June, and ending at Cottage Grove Speedway on 4th July.

Chuck Prather, promoter of Coos Bay Speedway, has given Daniel the opportunity to run in a 360ci-wingedSprintcar.

After Daniel’s racing schedule, he’ll catch up with Peter Murphy and attendedHandford Speedwayon the 24th July, and the Peter Murphy Classic at the Tulare Thunderbowl on 25th July.

Daniel’s American tour comes to an end at the Knoxville Nationals in Iowa at Knoxville Raceway, where he will be crewing for a Sprintcar team at the four-day event starting August 12th.

“It’s an amazing opportunity to go over to America. It’s something I have always dreamt of ever since a young age,” Daniel mentioned

“360ci winged Sprintcar Racing is huge over in America, and hopefully this opportunity can lead to another a few years down the track.”

Daniel started racing Speedway Karts at seven. After winning multiple state and national titles, Daniel, now seventeen,made the switch to Wingless Sprintcars at sixteen during the 2013/14 speedway season. After one season in the category, Daniel decided to go Sprintcar Racing at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway, formally know as Parramatta City Raceway, where he currently drives for Denis Farr.

“Parramatta is known for being one of the toughest places in the world to go racing week in week out. It’s fiercely competitive. Going over to America will serve as a great opportunity for Daniel. He’ll gain a lot of knowledge and experience when it comes to racing on different tracks and surfaces,” Denis explained.

Daniel will leave for America on the 25th June.

For all the latest updates on Daniel’s racing, stay connected via Daniel’s Facebook Page, Farr Racing.

Daniel Sayre’s American Racing Calendar, Northwest Speedweek: 28/6/15 - Siskiyou Motor Speedway – Yreka, OR 29/6/15 - Southern Oregon Speedway – Medford, OR 30/6/15 - Coos Bay Speedway – Coos Bay, OR 2/7/15 - Willamette Speedway - Lebanon, OR 3/7/15 - Cottage Grove Speedway – Cottage Grove, OR 4/7/15 - Cottage Grove Speedway – Cottage Grove, OR

 

 

RacinBoys Producing Live PPV of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Bubba Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2015) - RacinBoys has live video coverage of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's debut at Bubba Raceway Park this weekend.

The premier 360ci sprint car series will tackle the egg-shaped dirt track tonight and Saturday with RacinBoys showing lap by lap on Pay-Per-View.

The price for the doubleheader is only $34.99 ($29.99 for premium RacinBoys members) or $22.99 per night ($17.99 for premium RacinBoys members). The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 7 p.m. (Eastern) each night.

To purchase, click the top banner on 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.

RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor will anchor the broadcast with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour broadcaster Bryan Hulbert calling the action and veteran Scotty Cook reporting from the pits and Victory Lane.

RacinBoys broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil Products and MAVTV American Real. McCarthy Auto Group is the presenting sponsor and SpeedMart Inc. is the Victory Lane partner. Additional sponsors include Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Rod End Supply, Griffith Truck & Equipment, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Knoxville Raceway, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, Podium Ink, Flat Out Magazine, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway and 6B Apparel.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour opened its season last weekend with a trio of drivers picking up a victory during the Ronald Laney Memorial. Aaron Reutzel, Jason Sides and Mark Smith each scored a win.

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/broadcast-schedule/ for live video options.

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 is in its 10th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past six seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR - REGISTRATION & INFORMATION MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 29; NEW HEAD TECHNICAL DIRECTOR ANNOUNCED

by Tommy Goudge (February 27, 2015) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway will be holding registration and information meetings for all five of the track’s weekly Friday night racing divisions on Sunday, March 29 in the Wayne Gretzky Room at the Best Western Brant Park Inn located at 19 Holiday Drive in Brantford, Ontario.

Ohsweken Speedway officials are also pleased to announce Mike Miller as the new Head Technical Director. A former competitor at several area tracks, and an industrial mechanic by trade, Miller brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role. Miller will be joined by returning Assistant Technical Director Joe Massicotte, and both will be available to answer questions at the meetings on March 29. Miller can also be contacted anytime by e-mail at ohswekentech@gmail.com

Greg Calnan (Marketing & Promotions Director), Clinton Geoffrey (Director of Race Night Operations), Doug Leonard (Director of Race Night Operations & Race Director), and Lorraine Pedersen (Director of Customer Relations) will also take part in the meetings, and be available to answer questions.

The schedule for the meetings on Sunday, March 29 is as follows:

12:30pm to 1:30pm - Registration 1:30pm to 2:15pm - Mini Stocks and Bombers 2:30pm to 3:15pm - Thunder Stocks 3:30pm to 4:15pm - 360 Sprint Cars and Crate Sprint Cars

Memberships, pit passes, and transponders for the 2015 Ohsweken Speedway season will be available for purchase at the meetings. The membership fee is $60, and 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

2015 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway's 20th season of racing begins on Friday, May 15 with Opening Night 2015. The weekly Friday night racing program will include Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more news about Ohsweken Speedway's 20th anniversary season.

TICKETS PLEASE! Season passes, pit memberships, and pit passes for the 2015 racing season are already on sale, along with tickets for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown. The ticket renewal period for the Northern Summer Nationals, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Six Nations Showdown, and the 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend began on February 25, and runs until March 13. Any questions regarding ticket sales and renewals can be directed to Lorraine Pedersen, Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

2015 ROSTERS Drivers rosters for the 2015 season are already taking shape, and the 2015 roster page is regularly updated on the track website. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to keep an eye on your favourite driver's plans for the 2015 season.

WALL OF FAME The inaugural Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame class will be inducted on Friday, June 12. Nominations are being accepted until February 28. Visit 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 Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O'Neil's Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald's Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland's GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Inside Line Promotions Opens Season With Victories Coast to Coast

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Feb. 26, 2015) - Inside Line Promotions competitors Alex Bright and Jason Sides each earned at least one trip to Victory Lane last weekend.

Bright claimed the winged micro sprint features during the Ronald Laney Memorial at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., last Friday and Saturday.

Meanwhile, Sides led all 25 laps of the 360ci sprint car main event on Friday at East Bay Raceway Park.

Those were the latest triumphs for Team ILP, which also visited the Winner's Circle with Travis Rilat on Feb. 7 at Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, Glenburnie, South Australia; with Sammy Swindell on Jan. 13 at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., during the Chili Bowl Nationals Race of Champions; with Danny Lasoski on Jan. 9 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., during the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown; and with Giovanni Scelzi on Jan. 3 at Tulsa Expo Raceway during the Tulsa Shootout.

Additionally, Inside Line Promotions has added several drivers in the early stage of 2015. World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competitors Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart of Shark Racing as well as Sides are a part of Team ILP. Fellow sprint car drivers Caleb Helms and Zach Blurton also joined the team.

Princess Race Wear, a women's apparel company, also selected Inside Line Promotions to handle its public relations.

As a reminder, here are new PR specials for drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers:

· 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 or the pay-per-press release option.

To learn more information, email Info@InsideLinePromotions.com or call 541-510-3663.

TEAM ILP WINS IN 2015 -

Alex Bright - 2 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 20 and Feb. 21); Danny Lasoski - 1 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 9); Travis Rilat - 1 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, Glenburnie, South Australia, on Feb. 7); Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on Jan. 3); Jason Sides - 1 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 20); and Sammy Swindell - 1 (Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on Jan. 13).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inside-Line-Promotions/151474394906077

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 Info@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Champion Racing Oil Announces 2015 “ELITE RACER” Program

(Clinton, MO / Feb. 27th, 2014) Offering one of the most comprehensive racing programs in the motorsports industry, Champion Racing Oil has announced the details for their 2015 “ELITE RACER” Program, providing support for participants in almost every recognized sanctioned racing event in North America and Canada.

Karl Dedolph, Director of Racing & Performance Products for Champion Oil, announced today, “The Champion 2015 “ELITE RACER” Program is an all-encompassing marketing program designed to link our racing and performance lubricants directly to regional and national racers for most sanctioned racing events in North America including the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), World of Outlaws (WoO), United States Auto Club (USAC), the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) and the National Association of Diesel Motorsports (NADM)”.

“There are many other popular series such as MOWA, UMP, USCS, IRA, MLRA, NHRA, MARA, NDHRA and MARS”, added Dedolph. “Champion Racing and Performance products are the choice of champions in racing events nationwide. Champion’s new 2015 “ELITE RACER Program supports race teams from dirt track to pavement, circle track to drag racing, tractor pull to diesel motorsports, etc. with special pricing, sponsor decals, product support and technical advice. Innovation and technical know-how are at the heart of Champion’s Racing and Performance Division”.

For more information regarding the 2015 Champion ‘ELITE RACER” Program email racer@championbrands.com or the convenient on-line registration form found at http://www.championsusechampion.com

Champion Oil is an industry leader in development of synthetic motor oils for gasoline and diesel racing. These multi-viscosity motor oils contain high zinc and phosphorous formulas designed to deliver the correct balance of chemistry to protect high performance engines, especially those using flat tappet roller cams operating at high RPM's and requiring high-pressure valve springs.

These “purpose-built” lubricant products contain Champion’s proprietary TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) which extends oil film capacity for better protection at high temperatures. The Champion oils also contain special lubricity modifiers to reduce friction, and unlock the full potential of any engine by providing increased compression, horsepower and torque.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 58 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Products contact your nearest Champion Distributor, or call Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

All Stars take it down to the wire

In what has been an awesome season it will all come to a head this Saturday night as the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star series holds their final round at Timmis Speedway, Mildura.

The Series Championship lead has changed 2 times, there have been 4 different feature winners and with only 152 points separating the top 5 drivers the pressure will be on. The top 5 in points going into the final round are:

1. SA75 Scott Bogucki - 3273 2. SA71 Sam Putland – 3257 3. V34 Brenten Farrer - 3207 4. V83 Chris Solomon - 3170 5. V4 Phil Lock - 3121

Tony Bartlett is the car owner of SA75 Scott Bogucki driven Cool Chassis has been in this position before back in 2009/10 when Colin Brooks drove for him and took out the Championship. Bartlett has the will and the experience needed to make this happen again. SA71 Sam Putland’s Cairns Coconut Resort XXX has also been in this position before two seasons ago with only 14 points between himself and the series leader going into the last round. This will no doubt be valuable experience for him on handling pressure also going into the final. Sitting close behind is young hard charger Brenten Farrer in the V34 Frijtek ART. Farrer has been doing all the right things so far this season and will certainly trying to improve his 3rd place and also take out his first All Star Series feature win. V83 Chrissy Solomon and V4 Farmer Phil have both been a bit hot and cold this season but consistency has paid off and now they sit at the pointy end of the Championship.

Ben Atkinson is an added bonus for the night driving the SA62 Doug Downs LNT/CAT backed Cool. Atkinson drove for Downs at the Classic earlier this year and the team work well together.

Local Mildura based Terry Kelly is slotting a 360 back his SA37 for the night after touring the countryside picking up 410 shows wherever possible. Kelly was a regular with the All Stars a few years back and has done many laps around the Timmis circuit.

V91 Liam Williams will want to finish the season off with a podium. Williams has been there a couple of times this season and the Bruce Stephens team will be looking to finish off on a high. 2/.

Throw into the mix young guys of V23 Jimmy Gardiner. ACT40 Dion Bellman, V8 Corey Lincoln and SA44 Daniel Evans and the night is guaranteed to have some serious action.

The night will culminate with a ‘Pit Party’ to celebrate the end of season. “What a way to finish off our season – having the Final back at ‘Party Central’ as have affectionately named Mildura. We are planning getting together at the Setts Hotel, Friday night, car display at the Gateway Tavern and race night it’s going to be a fantastic completion to our Series.” Searle tells us.

Timmis Speedway – This Saturday February 28th. Action from 7.00pm.

 

 

CSP Season Opener Pushed Back to March 14 by Inclement Weather

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (February 26, 2015) – With wet and gloomy weather on the horizon, this Saturday’s scheduled Season Opener at Canyon Speedway Park has been reset for Saturday night, March 14.

The card featuring the winged Sprint Cars of the ASCS Southwest along with the 9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds, Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades and Dwarf Cars will be preceded by a practice session on Friday night, March 13, as this Friday’s practice has been postponed as well.

With a strong likelihood of rain throughout the weekend, track officials opted to reschedule the event in advance rather than have fans and teams have this weekend’s plans ruined by poor weather.

Fortunately, the opportunity to reschedule the Season Opening event for March 14 along with the practice for the night before was an available option to allow the track to kick off the 2015 season in successful fashion.

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

The entire 2015 Canyon Schedule can be previewed online at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

Driver Websites Establishes New Website for Bryan Clauson Inc.

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Feb. 26, 2015) - Driver Websites has created a new website for Bryan Clauson Inc.

The custom veteran package website - http://www.BryanClauson.com - will showcase the latest news as well as an updated schedule and results page. Biography, stats, sponsors, photos and videos as well as a store are also highlighted pages on the website.

Clauson, who resides in Noblesville, Ind., has been one of the most prolific drivers to come through USAC in his short career. Racking up 66 career USAC wins - and several championships - Clauson has cemented his place in USAC history. He has captured more than 140 total career feature wins in the sprint car (winged and nonwing), midget and silver crown ranks.

In 2015, Clauson will team with Matt Wood Racing to compete full time in the Elk Grove Ford No. 17w with the National Sprint League. The team will race at Knoxville Raceway several times throughout the year as well. Clauson will continue to compete in the Joe Dooling owned No. 63 midget in select USAC and POWRi Midget events. Additionally, he will race the BCI No. 7 nonwing sprint car at select events in Indiana and will attempt to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 with Jonathan Byrd's Racing.

WHY DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE -

DRIVERS - 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 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.

TRACKS - With our packages for race tracks or series, you are not getting "just" a website. Our packages come with a whole line of online management tools to help you as the promoter/track owner/manager successfully carry out the day-to-day duties. Automatic point calculations, Mobile Web Apps for lineups, payouts, reporting structures for drivers, teams, 1099s and more are all aspects of our packages. With the principals of Driver Websites having its own dirt track in 2012, the company was able to bring everything it had learned throughout that weekly race season to the web packages offered to all the tracks and series. Also, while having a Driver Websites track/series web package, you will always get the latest updates to the Integrated Content Management System and updates to the management online software as well as the great aspects of content sharing throughout the MyRacePass network.

The All-New MyRacePass Pit Board is now available! The Pit Board allows the track or series to relay information that is only needed to be seen by the drivers to the drivers via the MRP Driver Profile accounts. Drivers can claim their MRP Bio and have their Free MRP Basic Profile in which they can update their news, schedules, bios, sponsor information, photos, crew member information and more - as well as using the MRP Pit Board. Drivers can sign up for Text Message Alerts using the Pit Board and whenever the track or series updates the Pit Board they will be able to get a Text message to view the updates.

MYRACEPASSPRO -

MyRacePass Pro offers a full set of tools for drivers, tracks and series to GET RECOGNIZED quickly and easily. Whether you're a weekend warrior or travel the full ASCS or World of Outlaws tours, MRP Pro has the features you need in an online presence. Using MyRacePass PRO you can get a very professional, templated website that comes with all the tools and menu options of most of our custom websites. Most importantly, you can set everything up yourself with a custom domain name and background/header images. Starting out at simply $10 per month, you can set yourself apart from your competition and start utilizing the power of MyRacePass . There is a free 30-Day trial, so get to http://www.myracepass.com/pro today to see just how easy it is to "Get Recognized."

PRESS RELEASE PACKAGES -

Driver Websites now offers press release packages for its clients. In correlation with the importance of a routinely updated website, professional press releases showcase drivers, teams, manufacturers and tracks as recognizable partners in the racing community. Press releases continually keep your name in the spotlight with a positive image and most importantly, demonstrate the valuable partnership and message of each sponsorship. To learn more about the press release packages, contact Driver Websites at http://www.DriverWebsites.com or Inside Line Promotions at http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

DRIVER WEBSITES -

Driver Websites was assembled in order to give racers a way to get recognized through the Internet inexpensively so the racer can put their money where it needs to go - the ride. If you have ever experienced having your own website before, you will understand the fact that being able to update your own site was only a dream. Too many times you come across a site that has results, press releases and pictures from more than a year ago. Either the web developer is no more or you are tired of paying the monthly charges to update your site. Driver Websites has made uploading your own content to your own site a reality. With the tutorial videos DW offers you will see how easy of a system we have created. For more information, visit http://www.DriverWebsites.com .

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program 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.

 

 

Back to Bubba; Holtgraver Joins ASCS in Ocala! ASCS ‘360’ Action at ‘BRP’ Ends Florida Stretch

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Ocala, FL (February 26th, 2015) - Danny Holtgraver will wrap up his 2015 Florida ‘speedweeks’ campaign with one more weekend of competition. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native will return to the Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala, Florida this Friday and Saturday, February 27th & 28th; rejoining the ASCS ‘360’ National Tour for two more nights of sprint car competition. Holtgraver kicked-off his Florida venture with a visit to the Bubba Raceway Park during the first weekend of February. The pilot of the Phoenix Racing, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, Auto Electric of Jupiter, Florida, Southern Pacific Farms, no. 59 sprint car earned three consecutive top-ten finishes during his first visit, and hopes to duplicate that performance this weekend.

“We had a pretty good weekend during our last visit to Bubba Raceway Park so hopefully we can use our notes and do it again” said Holtgraver, “We didn’t finish any worse than seventh at ‘BRP’ with the All Stars...it was a great way to start the month...overall, it has been pretty up and down so far...this team works hard and always stays confident...Bonzai Bruns does a great job keeping this car race-ready...I can’t thank Tom and Sherry Leidig enough for allowing me to drive their car...it’s an opportunity of a lifetime for sure and I am more than happy to be a part of it...hopefully we can end our Florida trip with a few solid finishes.”

Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing last joined the ASCS National Tour on February 19th-21st at the East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Florida for the ‘Ronald Laney Memorial.’ Despite suffering from ignition issues during the Thursday night preliminary program, Danny Holtgraver would rebound respectively and earn a fifteenth place performance during the Friday night preliminary A-main. The former Lernerville Speedway track champion ended his ‘Ronald Laney Memorial-King of the 360’s’ weekend with a ninth place finish during B-main action on the final night of competition. There were over 60 ‘360’ sprint cars entered at East Bay Raceway Park.

“Having those ignition problems on Thursday night really hurt our weekend at East Bay.” explained Holtgraver, “You earn points the entire weekend so every night counts...sometimes things happen that you can’t control, so we’ll move on and see what we can do this weekend...I really like Bubba Raceway Park...I’ve always ran well there...we’ll try to end our month of February with a win.”

Those seeking additional information regarding Bubba Raceway Park can do so by logging on to the official online home of ‘BRP’ at www.bubbaracewaypark.com.

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

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2015 Highlights - Earned three consecutive Top-Ten finishes with the All Star Circuit of Champions at the Bubba Raceway Park on February 6th, 7th & 8th.

2015 Wins: 0

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Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Auto Electric of Jupiter, Florida, Southern Pacific Farms, Momentum Shocks and Work Room to the Trade.

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

 

 

Mason Moore Partners With Coors Light for 2015

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the Northern California season just days away from kicking off, Mason Moore and his Mason Moore Racing team are excited to announce that they will partner with Coors Light for the 2015 season.

“We are all very excited for this partnership with Coors Light for the 2015 season,” Moore said “It is really cool to have such a well known brand on the side of the car, and their support will help our racing program tremendously.”

As his 2015 season is set to kick off on Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway, Moore is excited to get started as his schedule boasts over 60 races that will see him pilot a 360ci winged sprint car, 410ci winged sprint car, and a midget.

“It is shaping up to be a really busy, and fun, season, and having another company come on board is huge,” he added. “We get to run a little bit of everything, and as of now it looks like we will get to fly the Coors Lights colors in Knoxville, IA for the Nationals in August.”

Kicking off with the Toller Classic this Saturday night, Moore’s season will be off and running, as his early scheduled consists of the Silver Cup, before taking on the World of Outlaws as they race through California.

Mason and his team would like to thank Coors Light, ITC Service Group, LRB Race Products, NAAKE Suspension, JRI Shocks, Platinum Powder Coating, Selover Paint and Body, and Moore Insurance Services for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-5, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Moore will kick his 2015 season off on Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway in Marysville, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_Media.

 

 

NASCAR Driver Rico Abreu Set to Race Marysville This Saturday

Marysville, CA (February 25, 2015) – Rutherford, CA wheel man Rico Abreu is set to return to his dirt track roots this Saturday night at Marysville Raceway. Earlier this year, Abreu announced a deal with HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks to drive the full 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule, a feeder series to NASCAR racing's highest levels. On February 15th, Abreu made his maiden voyage in the K&N Series and finished 17th. The Saturday night race is in tribute to Sherm and Loree Toller. Sherm and Loree were passionate sprint car fans who loved working at the Marysville Raceway. Thirty other winged 360 sprint car drivers are expected to attend the opening Saturday night show at Marysville Raceway. Adding to the auto racing mix are the wingless sprints and sport modifieds. The pit gate will open at 3 P.M. while the front grandstand gate will open at 5 P.M. Qualifying for the winged sprint cars will begin at 6 P.M. with racing to follow. General grandstand admission to this event is $15.00 for adults, $13.00 for juniors and seniors, military or disabled. Children, ages 6 to 11, are $6.00. Five and under are free. In January Abreu was the winner of Saturday night's prestigious Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Last year he won the USAC National Midget championship. Abreu is known as one of the most versatile drivers in the world. He has an iron man like racing schedule. Last season he entered 105 races and won 25 main events. This year he is slated to run 106 races. With his new asphalt deal, it has been over a month since he has raced against other competition on dirt. According to his schedule posted on line at www.ricoabreu.com/#!schedule/ckra this Saturday will mark his first of two scheduled Marysville events. Abreu will return on Friday night March 20th as part of the Civil War point race. Adding to the prestige of the race is the big bonus offered by promoter Dennis Gage. The driver that wins this race will be in line for a chance to win the $10,000 bonus. If one driver can win the first six winged sprint car races between Silver Dollar Speedway and Marysville Raceway, that driver will win $10,000. For more information about the track please visit www.marysvilleraceway.com

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Fast, But No Luck at East Bay!

(Bill W) February 25, 2015 – After winning his heat from the eighth starting spot Thursday, it looked like a great weekend was in store for Wayne Johnson at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Florida. Unfortunately, a pair of incidents marred what could have been a third Ronald Laney Memorial title for the Knoxville, Iowa driver. This weekend a two-night stint back at Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala with the ASCS National Series will wind up his Florida trip.

Starting dead last in his heat on Thursday at East Bay, Wayne charged forward to a win. The confidence was high. “I thought we were going to be ‘high rolling King Kong’ after that heat race,” he says. “We were able to come from the tail to win. But it was all downhill from there.”

The redraw would see a starting spot outside of row three for the feature. “The racetrack was dewy,” says Wayne. “I’ve seen it do that before when the tide comes in. The track gets really greasy. There’s more mud on the car than in the heat race. I fell back to tenth. Finally, I got rolling a little bit and got up to fourth.”

Wayne would press a little hard to get to the podium. “I was rolling in there, and the car wouldn’t turn,” he says. “I hit the grease, got sideways and got into the fence. We bent the front axle and that was that. I guess I rode it in there a little hard. It was my fault.”

Rebounding on Friday, Wayne won his heat again, this time from the pole. He would start the main event outside of row seven. The track was laying rubber in the B’s. “We were able to get up to seventh for a while,” he says. “(Greg) Hodnett ended up getting by me with about five or six laps to go. We were able to get eighth on a rubber-down racetrack, so that felt pretty good.”

Unfortunately, Wayne didn’t quite accumulate enough points to lock himself into the top six spots in the weekend’s main event. “We had enough points to start on the front of the Qualifier,” he says. “I was able to get Jason (Sides) at the start of the race. I was really no good, and he got by me. Afterwards, we looked at the car and our right rear bar had gone bad. The car was ¾” lower than it was supposed to be. We changed that and went out and won the B pretty convincingly.”

He would start 14th in the finale. “The track got a big curb on it and was kind of one-lane around the top early,” says Wayne. “We couldn’t get going for a while, but then we did. I tried to put some moves on (Sam) Hafertepe on the bottom, and (Seth) Bergman passed me on top.”

Wayne would smack the wall and that’s when things went bad, resulting in a DNF. “I got back in line on the top,” he says. “I was going into three and the car just went straight in the fence. Our crash the first night didn’t bend anything but the axle. After we looked everything over after Saturday’s crash, we think we broke a heim end (in Thursday’s crash). That’s what stuck me in the fence. When I got into the fence, the left rear tire popped off the bead. I came back down and I was going to drive it to the pits. About the time I got to the flagstand under caution, the right front wheel wadded up under the car and sent me straight into the guardrail. It was crazy.”

The Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team has high hopes heading into Ocala Friday and Saturday. “We’ve been fast, we’ve just had no luck,” says Wayne. “We’ve been o.k. It took us a little time to get going. We changed cars in the offseason, and that’s taken some time. We’re going to be o.k. We’ll just keep plugging away and hopefully, we can get some luck!”

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link…

http://www.facebook.com/#!/WayneJohnsonRacing

Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

Check out the new “recessed rivet” design put out by Outlaw Wings. Talk to Wayne about purchasing Outlaw Wings for your car! Outlaw Wings – "The Wing with an Attitude"!

Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne’s wins at the Ronald Laney Memorial came in 2010 and 2014. In 2010, his win came ahead of Jesse Hockett, Lou Kennedy Jr., Travis Rilat and Darren Long. Last year, he won ahead of Rico Abreu, Terry McCarl, Jason Sides and David Gravel.

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"Wednesday's with Wayne"

"Wednesday's With Wayne" is an up close look at the past, present and future of colorful and talented sprint car driver Wayne Johnson. You'll never know what to expect next with Wayne, so don't miss us on Wednesdays!

To receive "Wednesday's with Wayne", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with"Wayne" in the subject line.

Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Townline Variety, Outlaw Wings, City Vending, Stone Mountain Access Systems and product sponsors The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Slade Shocks, Kustom Sprint Car, Fisher Racing Engines, Team Achieve and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

Einstein Construction Group Returns as Patriot Sprint Tour Supporter in 2015

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (February 25, 2015)- With the days left before the 2015 season opener slowly decreasing, the number of Patriot Sprint Tour sponsors continues to steadily increase.

For the second consecutive year, Einstein Construction Group is back to support the Patriot Sprint Tour America Series. Last season, ECG presented the event at Black Rock Speedway, this year they will be headlining the PST show at the Freedom Motorsports Park on July 10. In addition, they will be helping to pad the series point fund.

Einstein Construction Group, headquartered out of Denton, TX but largely based out of Central New York, was excited to support the PST in 2015 in ways that will help the championship tour be successful.

The July 10 event at Freedom will be the first sprint car show at the ¼-mile facility since it was purchased by former PST competitor Bob Reis. In addition to the Patriots racing that night, the NY6A Micro Sprint Tour will also invade Delevan that night, another series supported by Einstein Construction Group.

In addition to series marketing, Einstein Construction Group will also have primary sponsorship on Patriot Sprint Tour competitors Tommy Wickham and 2015 rookie Paulie Colagiovanni, among others. For more information, visit www.EinsteinConstructionGroup.com.

Look for more sponsorship announcements over the next month as the 2015 season nears. In the meantime, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

 

 

ATOMIC SPEEDWAY TO HOST NORTHERN OPENER MARCH 20

2015 Schedule Released Below

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Although the temperatures outside are frigid, the 2015 racing season at Atomic Speedway is about to heat up as the "Midwest's Fastest 3/8 Mile Oval" is about to kick off the northern racing campaign for one of the nations' most prestigious series--The Lucas Oil Late Models--Friday, March 20. Dubbed the "Buckeye Spring 50", this race kicks off a star-studded slate of twenty six races in 2015 at the fabled dirt racing facility. Open wheel modifieds are also on the racing card.

Drivers that compete on the Lucas Oil series in 2015 will be vying for the coveted series championship that will pay $75,000 to the champion, along with a $10,000 prize to the LOLMDS Rookie of the Year. Friday's race at Atomic will pay $10,000 to the winner. The top 15 drivers in the series, often credited as the top 15 in the nation, are slated to be on hand to compete for a spot in the 26-car field.

Ticket pricing for the opening night March 20th Lucas Oil Late Models "Buckeye Spring 50" are as follows:

0-12 FREE

$20 Seniors over 60

$22 General Admission, ages 13-59

$25 General Admission Reserved seating

$5 reserved seat

$20 Pit Pass 0-12

$35 Pit Pass age 13 or older

Pre sale tickets and reserve seating is available by calling the track at 740-703-9749. Camping is available in the Atomic front lot this season; call for availability at 740-703-9749. Also camping is available at the adjacent Trackside Camping at 740-701-2908.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m., Main gates at 4 p.m. and Hot Laps at 6 p.m. Atomic Speedway management and Lucas Oil officials are exploring a reschedule date in the event that extreme inclement weather continues.

Saturday, March 28th, the University of Northern Ohio (UNOH) All Star Sprints invade Atomic paying $10,000 to win plus Late Models and Sport Mods. A practice for all types of cars is tentatively slated for March 14.

Atomic Speedway would like to remind all drivers about our points' system.The points' championship includes every race on the schedule. On special events the top regular drivers earn points as to how they finish. If the first two local drivers finish 9th and 10th in a sanctioned show like the Lucas Oil event, they would then receive 1st and 2nd place Atomic points for the evening. The object is to involve our local supporting race teams in every event and reward them with points in this manner. Also AMRA points DO NOT start until April 1 so the March shows are not sanctioned and will not need an AMRA license until April 1.

LARGEST SCHEDULE AND RECORD 3.6 MILLION DOLLARS UP FOR GRABS FOR LUCAS OIL IN 2015

The 2015 series schedule will include a record eleven (11) events paying $20,000 or more to the winner. The series will close out the 2015 season in Portsmouth, OH at the Optima Batteries Dirt Track World Championship-Presented by NAPA, that will pay a record $100,000 to the winner. The series features an unprecedented point fund with $75,000 to the champion.

In 2015, the award winning Lucas Oil Production Studios will produce, edit and broadcast the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on four different TV Networks including: MAVTV, CBS, NBC Sports and CBS Sports. Over 50 hours of programming of the ground pounding LOLMDS will be available for race fans to view in 2015. The entire TV schedule can been seen at: http://lucasdirt.com/schedule/tv-schedule#.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series kicks off the 2015 season this weekend at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Ga for the Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing. To learn more about the event log on to: www.lucasdirt.com or the track website at: www.goldenislesspeedway.com.

For the latest breaking news about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the 2015 tour schedule, TV schedule, drivers, sponsors and all the information about the series, visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. In 2015, the LOLMDS will sanction 50 events in 19 states. The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV American Real Network. For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.Lucasdirt.com.

For more Atomic Speedway information, please call 740-703-9749 or visit << www.atomicspeedway.net >>

Several advertising and sponsorship opportunities are available– from class sponsors to billboard sponsors– and many other ideas for advertising your business in front of several thousand people over the next year are available. If interested call/text 740-703-9749 or message us on Facebook.

Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

2015 Atomic Speedway Schedule

Regular show will be Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Sport Mods

Saturday March 14th - Test N Tune w/ Enduro

Friday March 20th - Lucas Oil "Buckeye Spring 50" $10,000 to win Late Models plus Modifieds

Saturday March 28th - UNOH All Star Sprints $10,000 to win plus Late Models and Sport Mods

Saturday April 4th - "AdverTax Night" OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods

Saturday April 11th - "Miller/Coors Night" OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods plus Enduro

Saturday April 18th - "Dr. Anthony Philips Night" OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Race Saver 305 Sprints

Saturday April 25th - "Graphic Creations Night" OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods

Saturday May 2nd - Dan Reno Memorial - AMRA Late Models/AMRA Modifieds $2,222 to win plus OVSCA Sprints and Race Saver 305 Sprints

Saturday May 9th - Bob Crace Sr Memorial - AMRA Late Models $3,023 to win, AMRA Modifieds $1,023 to win and Sport Mods $523 to win plus Enduro

Saturday May 16th - Fan Appreciation Night #1 - $5 General Admission - AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods and Race Saver 305 Sprints

Saturday May 23rd - Hall of Fame Night - OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods

Saturday May 30th - Triple Crown Kids Night - OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Ohio Valley Roofers Legends and Enduro

Saturday June 6th - OFF

Saturday June 13th - PEPSI EMPLOYEES NIGHT - OVSCA Sprints, Steel Block Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods

Saturday June 20th - RENO & SONS LAWNCARE "DIRT WEEK FINALE" - $5,000 to win Late Models plus AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods and Enduro

Wednesday June 24th - UNOH All Star Sprint Speedweek $5,000 to win plus AMRA Late Models

Saturday June 27 - 4H Night - AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods and Enduro

Sunday June 28 - The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience! For more information visit dirtracewithkenny.com

Friday July 3rd - OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models and Race Saver 305 Sprints

Saturday July 11th - Triple Crown Family Night - AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods and Enduro - FAMILY NIGHT SPECIAL - 2 Adults and all kids under 15 for only $20

Saturday July 18th - OFF

Saturday July 25th - OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods plus Enduro

Friday July 31st - OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS Night 1- UNOH All Star Sprints $5,000 to win, BOSS Non Wing Sprints, Race Saver 305 Sprints, Mini Sprints

Saturday August 1st- OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS Night 2- UNOH All Star Sprints $10,000 to win plus AMRA Modifieds and Race Saver 305 Sprints

Saturday August 8th - OFF

Saturday August 15th - OFF

Friday August 21st - World of Outlaw Late Models $10,000 to win plus AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods

Saturday August 29th - USAC HPD Midgets, OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models and Brushcreek Legends

Saturday September 5th - Fan Appreciation Night #2 - $5 General Admission - OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods plus Enduro

Saturday September 12th - OFF

Saturday September 19th - Season Championships - OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods

Saturday September 26th - OFF

Saturday October 3rd - SENECA ENERGY CORP "FREEDOM 40" - OVSCA Sprints $4,000 to win, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods and Race Saver 305 Sprints

 

 

Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway

The inaugural World of Outlaws event at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway occurred in September of 2003 when 20-time series champion Steve Kinser scored the victory over Tim Shaffer & Clovis, California's Jason Meyers. This year marks the 12th overall season that the Greatest Show on Dirt competes at the one-third mile clay oval.

Past World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature winners at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway

2014- Daryn Pittman on March 14, Rico Abreu on March 15 2013- Tim Kaeding on March 15, Craig Dollansky on March 16 2012 - Tim Kaeding on March 16 2011 - Joey Saldana on March 19 2010 - Jason Meyers on March 5, Joey Saldana on March 6 2009 - Randy Hannagan on March 20, Joey Saldana on March 21 2008 - Jac Haudenschild on Oct. 18 2007 - Joey Saldana on Feb. 23, Tim Kaeding on Feb. 24, Donny Schatz on Oct. 13 2005 - Tim Shaffer on Feb. 25, Donny Schatz on October 14, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 15 2004 - Erin Crocker on October 29, Terry McCarl on October 30 2003 - Steve Kinser on September 3

To purchase your tickets for the season opening March 13 & 14 double header simply contact the Thunderbowl Raceway box office at (559) 688-0909. The front gate will open at 4pm both nights with racing scheduled to fire-off around 7pm. All seating is reserved during the weekend with Bleacher tickets costing $40 and Grandstand seats $45 each night. A seating chart, as well as hotel info is available online at www.thunderbowlraceway.com

Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds. Camping is also available at the fairgrounds located off turns three and four.

 

 

Helena Chemical to Crown ISMA’s King of Wings VII at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (February 25, 2015) – Helena Chemical Company is set to be a presenting partner of the ISMA Supermodified King of Wings VII championship event to be held at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, July 11.

Since 2009, Oswego Speedway’s King of Wings event has been one of the premier winged Supermodified races of the summer, with a who’s who of driving talents reaching victory lane.

Charlie Schultz, Bob Bond, Mike Lichty, Dave Gruel, and most recently Dave Shullick Jr. have all been crowned as King at Oswego, and in 2015 Helena Chemical Company will be a part of the action.

Founded in 1957, Helena Chemical Company has grown to be one of the nation’s foremost agricultural and specialty formulators and distributors in the United States. Products and services offered include crop protection products, fertilizer and fertilizer application services, specialized nutrients, seed and seed treatments, financial services, and precision AG services and software.

Helena is headquartered outside of Memphis in Collierville, TN and has over 4,000 employees across the country that work in around 450 branch locations and division offices.

The ISMA Supermodifieds will be visiting Oswego Speedway four times in 2015 including the Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ presented by Shea Concrete and Corr/Pak Merchandising, featuring a 50-lap main event in memory of ‘Irish’ Jack Murphy.

This can’t miss event will pair the ISMA winged Supers along with the non-wing Novelis Supermodifieds and the Pathfinder Bank SBS for 160 total laps of feature action on Saturday, May 23.

An event on June 13 and the annual Bud Light ISMA Supernationals on Saturday, September 5 during Budweiser International Classic Weekend will round out the ISMA tour at Oswego.

Oswego Speedway’s racing season will begin on Saturday, May 9 with the Speedway’s 65th annual opening night celebration presented by Planet Fitness and Mitchell’s Speedway Press with mains for the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, as well as the 75-lap Richie Evans Memorial for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646. Visit the Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

King of Wings Champions (2009-2014):

2009 – Charlie Schultz

2010 – Bob Bond

2011 – Mike Lichty

2012 – Dave Gruel

2013 – Mike Lichty

2014 – Dave Shullick Jr.

 

 

Reutzel’s ASCS Title Pursuit Starts Strong at East Bay!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (February 25, 2015) – The opening weekend of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action proved to be yet another good one for Aaron Reutzel and the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car team.

The Clute, TX, racer opened the weekend with a victory over the field of 67 competitors on Thursday night, established himself as top points earner with a fifth-place run on Friday and then took a strong runner-up finish in Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win Ronald Laney Memorial at Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park.

“I loved that place, I wish we could go back,” Reutzel said after his first East Bay experience.

More importantly, it got Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team off to the strongest of starts in the $60,000 Luas Oil ASCS National championship chase sitting second overall and tops among expected points chasers entering this weekend’s doubleheader at Ocala’s Bubba Raceway Park.

“It’s a tough way to start with that many cars, just making the features with the ASCS format can be tough,” Reutzel explained.

Reutzel not only made the feature each night, but was in the mix for top honors throughout with all eyes on the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine.

And a little Wednesday night practice session preceding the weekend proved extremely beneficial.

“When we unloaded for hot laps, the first session we were okay,” Reutzel said. “Then we threw something at it for the next session and it was a lot better and we pretty much stuck with that all weekend.”

It worked extremely well, with Reutzel snaring his second win of the young season in Thursday night’s thrilling 25-lap preliminary feature.

“That was a fun race, you don’t see it often where someone comes out of the ‘B’ like (Terry) McCarl did and is racing you for the lead,” Reutzel said after an entertaining bout of slide job exchanges with Mark Smith. “I needed a few laps after the cautions to get some heat in my tires, then I got up on the wheel and traffic worked out for us.”

After winning his heat and the feature on Thursday, Reutzel and the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics entry looked to be in strong position after winning Friday’s heat from the front row.

“I figured a top ten would seal the top six in overall points for us and a top five would probably get us top points,” Reutzel explained.

He was on the mark, as a run from tenth to fifth on a tough Friday track landed him as top point earner for the two preliminary nights to lock into Saturday night’s redraw.

“You needed to be up front Friday night, we were fortunate to pass five cars early in the race,” Reutzel said.

Primed for Saturday night’s $10,000 Ronald Laney Memorial to conclude the “King of 360’s” Nationals finale, Reutzel started third row outside after redrawing the number six.

Reutzel wasted little time moving forward, working his way up to third within three laps and contending for the prestigious win.

“We were really good early, I was just kind of riding around for a while until (Brad) Loyet tried a big slider on a restart and I figured I better get out front,” Reutzel said.

Reutzel raced around Mark Smith for the lead on the 14th lap and led the next ten rounds of the 40-lapper before Smith returned the favor. Reutzel chased Smith through traffic the rest of the way before settling for second.

“As the race went on, I just couldn’t turn down the track well enough,” Reutzel explained. “I couldn’t work through traffic good enough, Mark just did a better job of finding lines through the traffic than I did, he was really the guy to beat all week.”

With a strong start to his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour title chase in the books, it continues with this weekend’s Friday-Saturday double at Ocala’s Bubba Raceway Park where he opened the month with a runner-up finish in 410-ci All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

“I feel good knowing that we got some good laps there a couple of weeks ago, hopefully that will work to our advantage this weekend,” Reutzel concluded.

2015 Quick Stats: 10 races, two wins, five top-fives, five top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL, this Friday and Saturday, February 27-28.

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.

 

 

JE Pistons Part of the Lucky Giveaway Program. By Dean Reynolds

Company Name: JE Pistons

Website: http://www.jepistons.com/

Contact #: (714) 898-9763 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jepistons

Twitter: @PistonsByJE

Part of the Program Since: 2007

SYRACUSE, NY – JE Pistons has been a part of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) Lucky Giveaway Program since in its inception. Based out of Irvine, Ca., JE is a world leader in piston manufacturing

With over 60 years of experience, JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. We've built a reputation that the competition can only follow. JE has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams, and high performance enthusiasts trust and rely on.

The top engine builders in NASCAR, ALMS, NHRA, AMA Supercross and others choose JE Pistons over any other brand. For over 60 years, JE's position at the forefront of performance piston manufacturing has been a result of continuous research and development of unique materials, piston designs and technologies.

JE supplied a set of pistons with the winner in 2014 being tour champion Steve Poirier.

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The Lucky Giveaway Program was developed on 2007 to reward race teams that faithfully follow the ESS tour for that particular year. Teams that complete at least 2/3rds of the tour will receive from the main Lucas Oil Point Fund as well as products from the Giveaway Program.

Companies interested in the Program can contact Dean Reynolds at DeanR@empiresupersprints.com or can call the ESS office at (315) 391-6965.

The Lucky Program in 2014 was participated by: Brodix Cylinder Heads, JE Pistons, Fox Shocks/Fastline Performance, Nouse Sign and Graphics/K1 Racegear, Simpson Safety, Panchos Racing Products, Aero Wings, Vahlco Wheels, M&W Aluminum Products, Zamp Helmets, TI22 Performance, SST Shock Technology, Beyea Headers, Five Star Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, ATL Fuel Cells, Maxim Racing.

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Camara Slate, Engler Machine and Tool, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Beard Sewer and Drain, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Rilat Unable to Overcome Wild Flip During Opening Round of Ronald Laney Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2015) - To say the opening race weekend of the season in the United States was a rough outing for Travis Rilat would be an understatement.

Rilat, who kicked off the year by winning the Tyson Perez Memorial in Australia in early February, tackled East Bay Raceway Park last weekend for the Ronald Laney Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Unfortunately, Rilat battled attrition all weekend during the event that featured more than 65 competitors.

The racing started last Thursday with Rilat finishing second in a heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the front row of a B Main. Rilat battled for the lead early and after getting a huge run around the cushion in turns one and two, he collided with the leader and the wall exiting turn two. The impact forced a wild flip for Rilat, who was unable to resume action that night.

"I've been in that position hundreds of times," he said. "I could have lifted, but I didn't think the leader was going to slide all the way up. It was a racing deal where we were going for the lead and trying to transfer into the feature and we got caught up in a crash."

The team returned to East Bay Raceway Park on Friday for another round of preliminary action. However, mechanical issues derailed Rilat during his heat race and relegated him to the back of a B Main. He then finished 11th in the consolation race to miss a transfer.

The weekend concluded on Saturday, when Rilat charged from eighth to fifth place during a qualifier to open the finale. That placed him in a B Main, where he maneuvered from 11th to seventh place to be only two positions short of a transfer.

"We've had a lot of success throughout the years at East Bay and unfortunately last weekend didn't work out in our favor," he said. "I'm excited to compete this weekend at Bubba Raceway Park and hopefully we can put together a pair of strong nights to be in contention for a win or two."

Rilat will compete this Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 19 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 2 (1); B Main: DNF (2).

Feb. 20 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: DNF (3); B Main: 11 (11).

Feb. 21 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Qualifier: 5 (8); B Main: 7 (11).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

VIDEO -

Here is a link to watch highlights of Rilat's victory at the Tyson Perez Memorial in Australia on Feb. 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPYKg2nfSNw

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Triple X Race Components

Based in Burlington, Wash., Triple X Race Components offers top-of-the-line sprint car, midget and micro sprint parts and chassis. For more information, visit http://www.xxxraceco.com.

"Triple X has been a great partner for the last few years," Rilat said. "I always feel very comfortable and very safe racing a Triple X chassis."

Rilat would also like to thank Shark Racing Engines, Shop the BOSS, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tire, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks, All Star Auto Reconditioning and everyone who has partnered with his No. 29 Triple X.

 

 

KSE Racing Products Continue To Score In Florida

PETERSEN MEDIA: As the World of Outlaws moved out of the state of Florida, both the USAC and ASCS National Tours moved in, and the storie remained the same as drivers using KSE Racing Products found themselves in victory lane at the end of the night.

The USAC National Sprint Car Series invaded the Bubba Raceway Park over the weekend, and it was a clean sweep for drivers using KSE Racing Products.

Robert Ballou kicked the weekend off, as he used his KSE Racing Products to carve his way around BRP and score the first win of the season. Saturday night, 2014 USAC Sprint Car Champion, Brady Bacon was stellar aboard the Hoffman Racing No. 69 machine, as he got his season off to a night start by way of the night 2 victory. The Winter Games finale saw a familiar face celebrating at the end of the night, as ‘The People’s Champ’, Dave Darland used his KSE Racing Products to score the big win.

At the East Bay Raceway Park, the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour got their season kicked off at the Ronald Laney Memorial. Thursday night saw Aaron Reutzel continue his strong start to the 2015 season as he picked up the opening night win. Friday night, World of Outlaw regular, Jason Sides, stole the show as his KSE Racing Products led him to victory lane at the East Bay Raceway Park!

Steering The Best From East To West: KSE Racing Products continues to prove their steering performance all across the country. You want the best? Visit www.kse-racing.com to find a dealer in your area and get your hands on KSE’s new lightweight, Black Series Gen2 Power Steering Gear, Black Series HPD Power Steering Pump, and Stingray Wing Valve & Cylinder.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of KSE Racing Products happenings and new products by visiting www.kse-racing.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/KSE_Racing .

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For more information visit www.petersenmediainc.com, email sales@petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia or follow @Petersen_Media on twitter.

 

 

Bishop Fastest In Practice For Speedcar Title

Victoria’s Harley Bishop announced himself in no uncertain terms when he recorded the fastest lap time in practice for the 74th Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool tonight.

Bishop posted an impressive 12.714 second pass around the quarter mile venue to just pip hard charging American Jerry Coons Jnr who wheeled the Steven Graham owned N14 machine around Sungold Stadium in 12.762 seconds.

Other to put down impressive laps on a night that saw some 27 six to eight lap hot lap sessions on a perfect surface were Matt Smith (N13) with a 12.877 second lap, Jamie McKinlay (N42) 12.908 seconds, Kaiden Manders (W11) 12.933 seconds while the Q98 of Matt Greenwood also broke into the 12 second range with a pass of 12.973.

From there the remainder of the field was locked in the 13 second range for the entire evening.

The games of cat and mouse may have already begun as well, with American Davey Ray amongst those that chose not to run with a transponder thus meaning a recorded time was unavailable to be used as a comparison by rival teams.

In short it all points towards an amazing weekend of Speedcar Racing as the search for the 2015 Australian Speedcar Champion begins.

Tomorrow night (Thursday) the festivities continue with the 74th Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship Calcutta will be held on Thursday February 26, 2015 at the Historic Proudfoots Restaurant. Proudfoots is located at 2 Simpson Street, Warrnambool.

For further details on the Calcutta please see the Victorian Speedcar Drivers Association Website.

Friday February 27, 2015 is Night One of the Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship and will feature three (3) rounds of heat races and a preliminary feature event.

The support division on the night will be the Super Rods.

General Admission is available via the Allansford Side Only (no grandstand, terrace or corporate box access will be available on the Warrnambool side for Friday nights racing only).

Admission is Adults $25.00; Concession $20.00; Children 12-15 $10.00 and Children 6-11 $5.00.

The usual pit charges of $70.00 without or $35.00 with the minimum entry requirement (Speedway Australia) will apply.

Full canteen and bar facilities will be available on the Allansford side of the venue.

On Saturday night it is Championship night with a further round of Speedcar heats, plus the C Main, B-Main, Top 8 Pole Shuffle and the 40 lap Championship decider all to be contested.

The Wingless Sprints with a round of their Super Six Series will be the support division on the night.

General Admission is available via the both sides of the venue.

Admission is Adults $25.00; Concession $20.00; Children 12-15 $10.00 and Children 6-11 $5.00.

The usual pit charges of $70.00 without or $35.00 with the minimum entry requirement (Speedway Australia) will apply.

Premier Speedway would like to thank Lucas Oil for their on-going support of the 2015 Australian Speedcar Championship along with R & M Security and Lightning Clean for their support of the Best Presented Car and Crew and Oval Express Magazine for their generosity in supporting the Hard Charger award.

 

 

A good night for Skipper despite a DNF Official release: Blake Skipper Racing February 25, 2015

The good run for Blake Skipper continued last Saturday night, Saturday, February 21 with a competitive time trial which saw Blake qualify in 16th position and a direct transfer from the heat to the A-Main.

It was the first time this season that Blake had transferred directly in and despite not finishing the A-Main due to an overheating engine, Blake was happy with his performance overall.

“I was stoked with the heat race finish. I could see the photographers’ flashes go off so I knew someone was close by,” Blake said today. “I was just nice to have a night with less laps then what I have been doing recently!”

“From there we started from seventeen in the A-Main and was making steady progress until the engine began to overheat. There was no way I was going to risk the engine, especially with the big shows coming up so I pulled off the track.

“The motor seems to have pulled up just fine we ran over everything last night and everything looks to be fine and still in its place thankfully. Now we will just get on top of everything again this week and be back for March”

By virtue of competing in the A-Main on Saturday night, Blake has now moved into 15th in points in the track championship, which is a great result for the team.

“There are four more shows left in the season and it is definitely our aim to stay in the top 15 in points.”

Blake will be back on track at Valvoline Raceway on Saturday, March 7 for the increased prizemoney shows that have been put on in March.

Blake Skipper Racing would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2014/15 season;

Champion Spark Plugs Bullant Performance Fuchs Wafflepod Walker’s Haulage Onesteel Awesome Racewear Diamond Balustrades Southern Fasteners Abetta Glass Finish Felsch Race Engines Australia Wide Towing K & W Skipper Constructions Pty Ltd

 

 

Toby scores best finish of season Official release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport February 25, 2015

On a racy surface at Valvoline Raceway last Saturday night, February 21, Toby Bellbowen scored his best finish of the season with a second.

Coming from position 8 in the A-Main, Toby had his work cut out after missing the Pole Shuffle due to engine dramas. By lap 7 he was up to position 3 and on the 10th circuit, slipped into second place and began the chase of eventual race winner, Sam Walsh. It was certainly a helter-skelter race with the majority of the 30 lap distance running uninterrupted.

“Saturday night was a massive step in the right direction for us,” Toby says with relief.

“As a team we had knuckled down over the past couple of weeks to sort our problems out, and the car feels like new again. We regained our strong qualifying performance and in both the heat and feature we past cars quickly, so that was very satisfying.”

It wasn’t all smooth sailing for the young racer though, as mentioned earlier, an engine drama prevented Toby from competing in the pole shuffle, relegating him to the 8th starting position in the A-Main.

“We had a leak from the water pump. The boys found that it wasn't an easy fix and needed to be replaced. It was unfortunate that we couldn't hold on to our position by competing in the pole shuffle, but luckily we were able to make up for some of it.

“I'm glad I could do a good job in the feature after the guys worked their tails off right up until it was time to push out for the main.”

Toby now sits in fifth place in the track championship, 158 points off the leader, James Thompson and with the team having a weekend off, all efforts are now being put into the month of March which not only sees the completion of the Sydney Sprintcar season at the end of the month but also, Valvoline Raceway has added additional prize money to attract a stellar field. Toby leaves no doubt in anyone’s mind that he is ready for the big season ending month.

“I am ready. After getting a sniff of my first victory on Saturday night, it has given me an extra push to try harder in the lead up and hopefully that will pay off over the next 4 races. The added prize money is an extra incentive, too!”

Toby will be back on the race track on Saturday night, March 7 at Valvoline Raceway.

Toby would like to acknowledge the following sponsors for their wonderful support of the 2014/15 season.

Hog’s Breath Cafe Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire Lander Toyota Vortex Race Products Duncan & Foster Engine Reconditioning B & B Graphics Murrell Distribution

 

 

A late race spin ends with a 13th place finish Official release: Jackson Delamont Motorsport February 25, 2015

Jackson Delamont left Valvoline Raceway last Saturday night with a 13th place after a half spin whilst running eighth. A frustrating way to finish what was a trying night for the talented racer from Young in NSW.

Starting from position 10 in the 30 lap A-Main, Jackson worked up to 8th place, a position he would hold for the majority of the race. That was until there was a restart with seven laps to go. One lap after the restart, contact with another driver saw him half spin the #48 to the infield and be shuffled back to 13th position, where he would stay until the chequered flag.

“I was battling with Warren Ferguson and I don’t think he saw me underneath him,” Jackson explains, “it sort of worked out half OK for me though as there were a lot of lapped cars so even though I came back on the track as the twentieth car, we were running thirteenth.”

That wasn’t the only issue for Jackson. Earlier, in his heat race, he had to pull out due to motor dramas whilst in a transfer position from his heat.

“The spud off the back of the motor that drives the fuel pump shore off, so that put us behind the eight ball a bit, but we won the B-Main and because of our good qualifying time, we lined up mid-pack in the A.”

As we enter the final four weeks of the domestic Sydney season, Jackson sits in 7th position in the track championship standings 178 points off the lead – a gap that by Jackson’s own admission is probably a little too much ground to make up.

“We aren’t in the running to win the pointscore but we still have to be consistent. We have shown in the last few weeks that we can pass cars so we just need to continue to capitalise on that in the final few weeks.

“We are probably a little too good on points to be trying stuff for next season, we still have to go out there and be a bit safe points wise, but we will continue to be the best we can.”

The team will now have a week off before being back in action at Valvoline Raceway on Saturday, March 7.

Jackson Delamont Motorsport would like to thank the following for their support of the 2014/15 season;

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Hafertepe Jr. Consistent But Lacked Grip Throughout Ronald Laney Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2015) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. put together a consistent weekend during the season-opening event with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Hafertepe Jr. advanced or finished in the same starting position throughout both preliminary nights at East Bay Raceway Park last Thursday and Friday for the Ronald Laney Memorial.

"Our goal, like it is every race, is to win and we didn't do that," he said. "We were just missing that little bit of grip to get forward bite and on a slick track like East Bay that makes all the difference between having a car that is in Victory Lane and one that is in the middle of the pack."

The event opened last Thursday with Hafertepe Jr. finishing where he started - second - in both a heat race and a B Main. That transferred him into the 25-lap feature, where he maneuvered from 21st to 12th.

He nearly repeated the performance on Friday, when Hafertepe Jr. placed third in a heat race and a B Main. He started last in the main event and rallied for another 12th-place result.

"The track had the most grip all weekend during Friday's feature," he said. "Unfortunately, that was because it was caked in rubber so passing was at a premium. You had to have a great car to be able to pass. We took advantage of the opportunities that were in front of us, but most of the racing was single file and on the bottom groove in the rubber."

The weekend concluded on Saturday with Hafertepe Jr. finishing second in both a qualifier and a B Main to lock himself into the 40-lap feature. However, he pulled off the track early and was credited with a 21st-place finish.

"Track position was key all weekend and being in the right lane on starts was critical," he said. "We weren't able to take advantage of a few opportunities when we started near the front and we were caught in a bad lane on starts a few times. We'll chalk it up as a learning weekend and move on to Bubba Raceway Park, where I expect to win this weekend."

Hafertepe Jr. will compete on Friday and Saturday at the egg-shaped track in Ocala, Fla., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 19 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 2 (2); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 12 (21).

Feb. 20 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 3 (4); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 12 (24).

Feb. 21 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Qualifier: 2 (1); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 21 (15).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sam-Hafertepe-Jr-and-The-Plumbfast-Racing-Team/116304711773031?ref=br_tf

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Keizer Aluminum Wheels

Keizer Aluminum Wheels has provided custom aluminum racing wheels for any type of racing application for several decades. For more information, visit http://www.KeizerWheels.com.

"I've been using Keizer Aluminum Wheels since 2004," Hafertepe Jr. said. "They are like family to me and have been with me through the highs and the lows."

Hafertepe Jr. would also like to thank LoneStar Speedway, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Wells Racing Engines, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley's Racing Products, Fisher Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing, Pro Shocks by OC Shocks, Fire-Down Graphics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Vortex Wings, Kear's Speed Shop, Pancho's Racing Products, GPC, Joe Gibbs Racing Oils, Zemco Headers and Simpson Racing Products for their continued support.

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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.

 

 

Hanks Experimenting With Setup in Effort to Discover More Speed

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2015) - Brandon Hanks is going after the next step in his racing program.

However, sometimes that means taking gambles that require learning curves, which was the theme of last weekend's season-opening Ronald Laney Memorial at East Bay Raceway Park.

Hanks and his team experimented with the setup throughout the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour tripleheader. Some changes paid off and other times it didn't.

"We're trying to step out of our comfort zone and find something that is fast," he said. "We tried that and we did pick up some speed, but we've got to get the bugs out of it. We're still playing with it and I think we'll continue to play with a different setup to find some speed."

Hanks kicked off the event by charging from sixth to second place on the opening lap of his heat race last Thursday. Unfortunately, he was unable to complete that lap.

"We tried something a lot different," he said. "We went from sixth to nearly the lead on the first lap. That thing was a rocket ship, but it didn't make that fourth turn. The car bottomed out and the torque tube hit the seat and when it did it spun the car around."

Hanks ended eighth in the heat race and he capped the night with a 13th-place finish in a B Main.

The team returned to East Bay Raceway Park on Friday, when Hanks placed eighth in a heat and 11th in a B Main.

He continued to struggle with the setup in traffic on the slick track during Saturday's finale. Hanks placed seventh in both a qualifier and a C Main.

Looking back at his results, Hanks said the team needs to improve on the slick tracks.

"In Thursday's heat race that was the best handling car I've had until I got in some slick stuff," he said. "When I had bite that car was fast, which most cars are. What I had, it was incredible at how fast it was, but I couldn't maneuver in anything slick. We're going to do a lot of studying."

Hanks will return to action this Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. It will be his first time competing at the unique track.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 19 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 8 (6); B Main: 13 (16).

Feb. 20 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 8 (2); B Main: 11 (14).

Feb. 21 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Qualifier: 7 (9); C Main: 7 (4).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hanks-Motorsports/135263046488177

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - D&B Farms

Located in Burlison, Tenn., D&B Farms is a corn and beans farm owned by the Hanks family.

"It's a family business so I need to thank my dad, Brad Jones, Ricky Huffman and my granddad," Hanks said. "We all work on the farm together. Without them not only would we not be able to race, but we couldn't make a living."

Hanks would also like to thank Performance Powder Coating, Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics, J&J Auto Racing, Wesmar Racing Engines, Walls Paint and Body Shop, RE Enterprises, Hinchman Racewear and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

 

 

Tough Luck at East Bay

2/24/2015

Scotty and the STM crew headed south last week to the East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa Florida for the 14th annual Ron Laney Memorial and the Lucas Oil ASCS National event. This was the third trip the team has taken down to East Bay and were hoping for some positive results. After getting disqualified for the nose wing being ½” too far forward when crossing the scales after a B-main victory Thursday night, that set the tune for the remaining portion of the weekends luck.

With a field of 67 sprint cars on hand it was sure to be a tough battle to make it into the final nights $10,000 to win A-main event. Scotty drew a 32 pill which set him to start fourth in the fourth heat race event. Passing points were crucial especially will that large of a field. The green flag flew for the heat race event and Scotty charged up into third right away. With hardly any passing happening this early in the night, Scotty settled for a third place position which would place him to start third in the first B-main event. The top two cars out of each B-main would be locked into the nights 25 lap A-main event. Scotty knew he had a good car so far in the night but needed to make sure to get locked into the show. The green flag came out for the first B-main of the night and he did not hesitate to move forward. He came up into the second position in the first lap and ran down the leader. With the halfway sign showing, Thiel began to gain ground on the leader. On lap eight, Thiel made the move for the lead going into turn three and never looked back and would go on to win the B-main. He had to go to the scales and passed on weight but when the National Tour tech official measured Scotty’s nose wing, it was ½” too far ahead and led to a disqualification. There was some contact made on a restart in the B-main event which may have caused the nose wing to get pushed around on the car but the rules were stated and Scotty would head back to the trailer with last place points.

After having last place points for the night, the team knew that they would have to make up ground on Friday night. Scotty drew a 47 pill which set him to start seventh in the heat race event. The green flag came out and the action started right away in turn one. Scotty used the top side of the track to make some ground up and moved into the fifth spot right away. A few laps later the field bunched up coming out of turn two and Scotty checked up for one second and lost some ground but later made it back up and charged into the fourth position. Moving up three positions helped greatly and set him to start on the front row of the B-main event. Again, only the top two cars would transfer to the main event. Scotty brought the field to green and charged to the lead. He held the lead for a few laps before bobbling in turn one and gave the lead up. He charged back around to the lead two laps later and maintained it for several laps. He started entering into lap traffic and took a new line but it cost him two spots and he was back into third. With only a few laps to go, Scotty tried charging forward but came up short by only a car length at the line to transfer into the main event.

Coming into Saturday night’s final event, Scotty was sitting 39th in overall points out of the 67 cars entered and it would place him to start 6th in the heat race event. Only the winners of each heat would transfer into the main event while the remaining cars would have to fight their way out of C and B mains. The field took the green and Scotty worked several different lines to work his way up to a fourth place finish. Passing was getting more and more difficult as the night went on but Scotty felt comfortable that the car would be fine for the B-main. He started in the eighth position and the top five cars would transfer out. The field took the green and bunched up hard in turn one. Scotty had to check up a little to avoid contact and cost him some ground. He charged his way back through the field but the car still wasn’t what he was needing. With only five laps to go, Thiel was back in ninth position and the car started to come around. He charged his way up to the seventh position but would be unable to make any more ground up as the checkered flag flew and only the top five cars moved on to the final event.

“It’s frustrating especially driving this far down here to not make the show. Thursday night set us back with the disqualification and points is the biggest deal here. With 67 cars, we knew it was going to be tough. We had a decent car all weekend long honestly but when you have to come from so far back and passing was as tough as ever it really does make it tough to get into the big show.”

Next up on the teams schedule is 410 racing. There are several potentials to the next event and could be as soon as the end of March. The team will finalize race cars and engines and see what they will be able to do before the IRA opener happens on April 18th at LaSalle Speedway. Keep up to date at www.scottythiel.com or on their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports.

Quick Results:

Thursday:

Heat – Start: 4th Finish: 3rd

B-Main – Start: 3rd Finish: 1st (DQ’d at scales – 12th)

Friday:

Heat – Start: 6th Finish: 4th

B-main – Start: 1st Finish: 3rd

Saturday:

Heat – Start: 6th Finish: 4th

B-main – Start 8th Finish 7th

Scott Thiel Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners that were on board for this event.

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Triple X Race Co:

At Triple X Race Components, we don’t just build race parts – we race too. We know how expensive it is to race. That’s why we offer the most common Sprint Car, Midget, and 600 Mini Sprint parts. We keep our costs down by building thousands of each part. We build the parts that get damaged the most. With our discounted pricing, you can afford to race hard and race to win.

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Super Shox:

Since 1997 Super Shox has been dedicated to building high performance shock absorbers with extreme durability at a reasonable price. Each year more racers make the switch to Super Shox and it shows with wins and championships. Super Shox have high quality products that will give you an advantage. Besides building a quality product customer service is at the top of our list to keep you satisfied and winning races. Please give us a call or e-mail to discuss how we can serve your needs. 847. 548.SHOX

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Solid Return to East Bay Caps Florida!

(Bill W) February 24, 2015 – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team capped off their Florida trip with a top five finish amongst 67 cars assembled at the Ronal Laney Memorial. The opening night at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa saw a great race when the Altoona, Iowa native charged from 17th to second. The team will take a weekend off before heading to The Dirt Track in Las Vegas, Nevada where they will begin their west coast trip with the World of Outlaws.

TMAC enjoys returning to East Bay, where he has had a lot of success. “It’s one of my favorite tracks, and it’s always tricky,” he says. “It can make some really fast guys look bad. We’re always pretty good there, and we were pretty good again last weekend.”

Things started on Thursday with a bad draw. “It was a brutal heat race,” says TMAC. “Everyone in it was fast. We did well to get to fourth (from seventh). We were able to pass (Jason) Sides and run down (Greg) Hodnett. We felt really good.”

It wasn’t enough to crack the A, but TMAC won the B from the pole and set himself up inside row nine for the feature. “It was a great track,” he says. “There was a little bit on the bottom, and a little bit on the top. Actually, I think we could have got to the lead with no yellows. That’s how good our car was. We actually did get the lead going by (Aaron) Reutzel and Mark Smith. I had been running the bottom and I kind of changed my line by going to the top in three and four.”

He would checker second. “I got really tight,” says TMAC. “I don’t know if the tide came in or what, but the moisture was coming back in the track. We were all doing it. The car just wouldn’t turn. I was too tight for that, and ran second. I think the fans were happy. It was a great race.”

Friday, TMAC started things with a heat win after starting fourth. “We were really good in the heat race,” he says. “Unfortunately, on Friday the track was laying rubber in the B’s and I drew a number eight for the feature. You never know how much to loosen or tighten there, and I pushed in the first corner and lost a few spots. It was one of those deals where you fall in line and think about the big picture. In that sense, we were locked into Saturday night, which was our goal.”

The draw saw TMAC start fourth in Saturday’s $10,000 to win finale. “We got to third right away,” he says. “I think Mark outsmarted us on tires a little bit, and I knew that when we pushed off. The track was changing. Wayne (Johnson) was getting some heat in his tires in the B going around the top. It was a little bit harder on tires, and I got the car a little tight on the right rear.”

He would battle the setup a bit, but still came home fifth in the stacked field. “There was a rough spot in two and another hole in three and four,” say TMAC. “I thought it might go away and it didn’t. We kind of hung around there and had a respectable fifth place finish. A lot of good cars didn’t make all the shows at Volusia or East Bay. We left Florida with some good finishes, and now we’ll get ready for Vegas.”

Crew chief Doug Rankin will be back with the team as they head to Vegas March 4 and 5. “I want to thank Gary Isom for helping us in Florida,” says TMAC. “Doug is back from Australia and we’re looking forward to heading west.”

To check out opportunities to partner with TMAC Motorsports on a nightly basis, visit www.TerryMcCarl.com or call 515 957-0020!

Websites for the McCarl Gang!

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This Month in TMAC History!

Groundhog Day was good to TMAC in 2006. He won the 410 Winternationals Preliminary feature at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa. He followed that up two days later, winning the $10,000 finale. In the prelim, he bested a top five consisting of Danny Lasoski, Greg Wilson, Gary Wright and Bob Felmlee. In the final, Chad Kemenah was second, ahead of Lasoski, Greg Hodnett and Jason Sides.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

"Tuesdays with TMAC" is an up close and personal look at colorful sprint car veteran Terry McCarl. To receive "Tuesdays with TMAC", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with "TMAC" in the subject line.

TMAC Motorsports would like to thank sponsors Country Builders Construction, Rossie Feed and Grain, Bosma Poultry, SnowPlow Snow Pushers – www.TheSnowPlow.com, DeBerg Concrete, Colin Bulmer, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Berryhill Racing, Phil and Vivian, Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises, Ryan Yager Trucking, Vortex Racing, Hoosier Tire, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, SuperFlow, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, Rens Trucking, NutriShop – Maple Grove, MN, HRP, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Bob and Beulah Elder, Engler Injection, Snap On Tools, Sposato Paint, Winters, Kilani Fender, Inc., DriverWebsites.com, CM Rock, Taco Bravo, Brown and Miller, Pro Shocks, Ben Cook, Bell Helmets, Burnett's Rock and Landscaping, Van Der Brink Trucking, Van Der Brink Designs, Morgan Strawberry Farms, Buttman BBQ, Dynasty Stucco, Aurora Rod Ends, Crow Safety, KSE Steering, Snyder Lawn & Landscaping, Strange Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Scribner Plastics, Waterman Fuel Pumps, Butlerbuilt, PBS Bushings and Mote Fasteners.

 

 

Hall Learns After Opening Season on One of the Slickest Tracks

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2015) - Tyson Hall is taking the lessons learned during the season-opening event and immediately applying them.

Hall, who competed at the extremely slick East Bay Raceway Park last weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, is slated to tackle Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., this Friday and Saturday with the series.

"We got faster as the weekend went on," he said. "We changed the car up and definitely learned some stuff. There's some pretty good guys here in Florida so we'll just take what we learned from last weekend and put it toward this weekend. We're looking for a top-10 finish."

Hall was unable to advance into a main event during the Ronald Laney Memorial last weekend at East Bay Raceway Park. However, he is confident the team gained valuable experience that will pay dividends throughout the season.

"It was one of the slickest race tracks I've been on," he said. "It's very hard to read. We tried some different stuff on the setup and it really helped us."

Hall opened the event last Thursday by finishing second in a heat race. That relegated him to a B Main, which he placed sixth in to miss a transfer.

"I just didn't have the car tight enough," he said. "I should have tightened it up more to keep the momentum up around the top of the corners."

Unfortunately, the car battled an overheating issue on Friday and Saturday, when Hall was forced to pull off the track early both nights in a B Main.

"The car got hot on us," he said. "We thought we fixed the problem, but it did it again Saturday night so we pulled off to be safe. Hopefully everything is fixed for this weekend and we can get the results we are aiming for on Friday and Saturday."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 19 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 2 (2); B Main: 6 (2).

Feb. 20 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 8 (6); B Main: DNF (12).

Feb. 21 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Qualifier: 6 (7); C Main: 4 (3); B Main: DNF (16).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TysonHall5x

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Pine Tree Motors

Pine Tree Motors is a car dealership located in Longview, Texas.

"Pine Tree Motors has been with me since the early stages of my career," Hall said. "They have stuck by me for 15 years and I can't thank them enough for the support throughout the years."

Hall would also like to thank Tidwell Tire Center, Pressure Construction, Dealers Detail and Robert Hall for their continued support.

 

 

Winged Sprints Headline Saturday’s CSP Season Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (February 24, 2015) – The 2015 racing season at Canyon Speedway Park officially gets under way with this Saturday night’s blockbuster Season Opener that features the return of winged Sprint Cars to the 1/3-mile clay oval.

Following an open practice session on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday’s CSP Season Opener goes green at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday’s card will feature the ASCS Southwest Region winged Sprint Cars along with the 9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds, Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades and Dwarf Cars.

The CSP Season Opener will mark the first winged Sprint Car outing at Canyon Speedway Park since August of 2013, when Las Cruces shoe Rick Ziehl raced to his second win of the year in as many CSP efforts.

Ziehl topped the recent ASCS Southwest opener at Casa Grande to take the early series points lead over Lorne Wofford, Billy Chester III, Ryan Linder and Casey Buckman.

The top winged contenders will face some CSP specialists, as R.J. Johnson and Mike Martin are among the typically topless contenders that will be donning wings for Saturday night action.

After winning two of three Winter Challenge events at CSP in January, Ricky Thornton, Jr., kicks off his pursuit of the track’s 9th World Vapor IMCA Modified title that is worth $2,500 in 2015.

Reigning champion Matt Martinez kicks off his pursuit of the $2,000-to-win Arizona Differential Pure Stock championship after taking two of three Winter Challenge wins as well.

David Harrington begins his Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades title defense, with this year’s title worth $750.

The Renegades race for $300 to win and $50 to start with progressive purses in effect for IMCA Modifieds and Pure Stocks. Progressive purse information is available at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/driver-info/purse/.

Tickets for Saturday’s CSP Season Opener are just $16, with a $3 discount for Military, Seniors and Students. Children ages 7-12 are $6, with children 6 and under admitted free. VIP passes are available for $20.

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

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

The entire 2015 Canyon Schedule can be previewed online at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/schedule/.

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

 

JEFF’S AUTOMOTIVE SIGNS ON AS ASSOCIATE SPONSOR OF 8TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRET TRACK HEROES EVENT, OPENING SUNDAY, MARCH 1

"Intense" is the word to best describe the scene leading up to the 8th Annual Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. The telephones and internet usage are at warp speed as the upcoming 2015 edition of the show continues with its countdown towards the show. Another day has passed and another sponsor has signed on for what is projected to be another successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing as they all join forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will be primed and ready when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2015 with opening day set for Sunday, March 1st. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 7th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be free of charge.

Coming on board as a first time associate show sponsor in 2015 is Jeff's Automotive Service located at 4110 William Penn Highway in Easton, Pennsylvania. While new to the Dirt Track Heroes Show, Jeff's Automotive was an original sponsor to the long-running Gasoline Alley TV Show hosted by the Pados Brothers. Owner Jeff Strausser has been a pillar of the local community for 35 years and offers complete automotive services second to none. Jeff's Automotive is a full service auto repair and preventive maintenance center that has been performing high quality services for tires, auto repairs, brakes, shocks and complete under car services by their highly qualified and well trained staff of mechanics. The number to reach Jeff's Automotive is: 610 253 6565 and the hours of service are Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 7 PM and Saturday from 7:30 AM until 5 PM. Give them a call today to make an appointment and allow them to give you the confidence you desire to keep your car running smoothly and trouble free. The website is: www.jeffsautomotive.com

Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is now on board as the lead sponsor for the Dirt Track Heroes Show. The 65 stores making up Quaker Steak and Lube, annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908 454 2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak and Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting.

The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extrmely proud and thankfulto the great list of associate sponsors assembled for the upcoming show. To our loyal racing fans, we ask that you please support these fine institutions whenever you have the opportunity to do so. These great sponsors are the life support of the show and to do the show without them would be extremely difficult to accomplish. In place thus far is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union who has been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008. Contact IRCO at: 908 859 1811 and check out their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will host a domonstration of the Stage One Modified to kick off the start of the show. Log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Smith Fabrications by phone at: 610 462 4302. Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restorations can restore your property back to the way it was before the loss. The phone number to reach Charles Price Jr is as follows: 908-500-5738 or through their website at: www.fireandwater911repair.com. Kim's Kreations Lettering and Apparel can supply many options for your apparel needs. Check out their extensive website at: www.kimskreations2.net or call at: 610-342-7534 for Kim or 484-700-4420. Vogel Designs cansupply graphics for the commercial field and race cars of all types and can be reached at: 570 903 0811 or you can email him at: vogelracedesigns@yahoo.com R&F International Muffler & Brake is located at 1951 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and the phone number is: 570 476 2120 and the email address is: imbinc@verizon.net.

Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies is located at 2172 Community Drive in Bath, Pennsylvania and thenumber to reach the shop are: 610 746 5477. To reach Steve through email, his address is: searockslawncare@verizon.net. Adams Brother Used Auto Parts, located two miles North of the Lehigh Valley Airport at 5995 Adams Lane in Allentown has a complete line of domestic and foreign used car parts and the number to reach them is: 610 264 2334.

Hamlin Speedway begins in April 2015 for eight divisions of great racing on Saturday nights. Contact the speedway today at: 570 420 5500 or their website at: www.hamlinspeedway.com Try the S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts for some honest to goodness fun with a gang of friends. Check it out on the web at: www.SSSpeedways.com Penn Jersey Food Marts is the place to go for quick sandwiches, both for breakfast and lunch. They also carry a full line of snacks, hot and cold beverages, ice, lottery tickets and a fill-up at the fuel pumps. The main store is situated at 232The Bangor location's phone number is: 610 588 3388, and the Five Points Store's number is: 610 599 1928.

The website is: www.pennjerseyfoodmart.com. Murante Auto Repair is located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania with a phone number at: 610 759 2161 or check out their website at: www.muranteautorepair.com VRP Shocks will be offering a free shock seminar on March 1st immediately after the driver interviews are completed.

All area race tracks are slated to be present at the show and all historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth 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.

Entries are now accepted to display at the 8th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTH98@aol.com. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

Eighth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show 2015 Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 1- 11:30 to 12:30- Murante Auto Repair presents Demonstration and Seminar with Richie and Joel Smith of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds

Sunday- March 1 - (Starting at 1:00) - Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restorations presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Highlighting Nazareth and Nazareth National Speedways and all tracks in the Tri State area

Second Show- (Immediately following Interviews)- Jeff's Automotive presents VRP Shock Seminar and Demonstration with Vince Valeriano.

Monday- March 2 – (6:30 PM) – Vogel Race Designs and R&F International Muffler and Brake- Saluting Action Track USA, Borger’s Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts

Tuesday- March 3 – (6:30 PM)- Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Oaklane, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 4 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds Saluting Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway, Mahoning Speedway

Thursday- March 5- (6:30) Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies Saluting New Egypt, Bridgeport Speedway, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Speedway

Friday - March 6 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – Penn Jersey Food Marts presents a Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” with many Legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate and saluting the Reading Fairgrounds Historical Racing Society

Second Show- (6:30 PM) Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, TSRS and CRSA Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 7 - (1:00) –-Kim's Kreations Presents Special Tribute to Gerald Chamberlain-

Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

 

 

T.J. Michael Rolls Home Fifth at Lonestar! Back to Work This Saturday at Bronco

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Plano, Texas (February 24th, 2015) - T.J. Michael continued his recent streak of top-five finishes this past weekend at the Lonestar Speedway near Kilgore, Texas; securing a fifth place performance during ‘305’ feature action at Lonestar’s ‘Sprint Smackdown’ on Saturday, February 21st. Michael, who is piloting the Kenny Clark owned no. 18 ‘305’ sprinter during his early season Texas campaign, started the ‘Sprint Smackdown’ main event from the outside of the fourth row, and rallied three positions to solidify himself inside the top-five. The Plano, Texas native is now three for three in 2015 in top-five finishes.

“It was a great weekend for us” said T.J. Michael, “We’ve been on a pretty good stretch lately and it feels good...Scott Bartson and Glynn Evans have been working hard and it is obviously paying off...I can’t thank Kenny Clark enough for this opportunity to bring his car to Texas...also, a big thank you to Mike Melton...we have been using his motor and it is a rocket...hopefully we can keep this stretch up.”

Michael’s original plan was to visit the Kennedale Speedway Park this Saturday for the ‘Spring Kick-Off’ ‘305’ event, but ‘Mother Nature’ has already intervened. Instead, T.J. Michael will visit the Bronco Raceway Park near Cleveland, Texas this Saturday, February 28th for the ‘Ice Breaker’ worth $1,000 to the winner. The United Speedway Association (USA) ‘305’ Sprint Cars will be the headline attraction at Bronco Raceway Park on Saturday night; not only awarding $1,000 to the main event winner, but also awarding a $1,000 bonus if the winning driver can lead every lap of feature competition.

“We were looking forward to Kennedale, but we’ll head over to Bronco instead” said Michael, “We have an opportunity to earn $2,000 on Saturday night if we can lead the entire thing...I’m confident we can get this car rolling towards the front.”

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire 2015 campaign; right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow T.J. on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8

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Recent Highlights: Earns top-five (5th) finish at Lonestar Speedway (TX) on Saturday, February 21st during ‘Sprint Smackdown’ 2015 Wins: 0

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T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Fremont Fence Company, Advanced Cast Stone, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits and Snap-On, Fully Injected Motorsports.

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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.

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Scelzi Aiming for Wins, King of the West Championship With Busy 2015 Schedule

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2015) - Dominic Scelzi is chomping at the bit to get the 2015 season underway.

Scelzi's schedule includes approximately 45 sprint car races with his Roth Motorsports backed, family owned team and two dozen 360ci races driving for Dan Monhoff, including the season opener this Saturday at Marysville Raceway Park in Marysville, Calif., for the Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial.

"It seems like every year I say the same thing and I'll say it again, I've never been more ready for the season to start," he said. "I'm extremely excited and ready to compete for wins. I'm prepared as a driver to face anything that comes my way. After all the adversity we had to overcome last year, this is going to be the year when I can shine and show what I'm made of as a driver."

The focus of Scelzi's racing in his family sprint car will be the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series championship. Scelzi, who earned the Rookie of the Year title in 2013, has finished in the top 10 in points with the series the past two years.

"If things can go our way and we can have luck, put together strong runs and have the finishes to each race we've got a shot at winning the championship," he said. "That's what I'm shooting for and what the goal is this year."

Additionally, Scelzi will compete at all of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races in his home state of California as well as the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas on March 4-5.

Outside of the King of the West and World of Outlaws races, Scelzi will fill his schedule with select 360 races in California at Kings Speedway in Hanford, at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare and at Watsonville Speedway in Watsonville.

His schedule in the Monhoff sprint car will consist of races in Northern California.

"Dan and I got along really well last year when I ran for him," he said. "When you go to a new team and you drive for people sometimes you don't click or just don't have luck. We really clicked and had a good run. He's got great equipment. We're going to have a really good year together."

Scelzi is still seeking a full-time crew chief for the 2015 season. A CDL is preferred, but not required. Please send resumes to jscelzi@comcast.net or call Gary at 559-240-7897.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Marysville Raceway Park in Marysville, Calif., for the Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red Rose Transportation

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"My mom and uncle started the business in 1996," Scelzi said. "It's been a huge part of our race program since Day 1. Everyone there has been a big part of the team."

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

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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.

 

 

SPECIAL MONEY SAVING DEALS FOR FANS ON OPENING NIGHT AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!

(Perris, CA, February 24, 2015) When Perris Auto Speedway opens its historic 20th anniversary season with the Sokola Shootout on March 7th for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, PAS Senior Sprints and Young Gun Sprint Cars, there will be some special money saving deals awaiting fans.

“We want to give back to our fans for their loyal support over the years,” said Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian who was named National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Promoter of the Year in 2014. “So, in honor of our 20th anniversary season, on opening night we are going to knock 20% off the price of an adult ticket (normally $25.00) and charge $20.00. Also, when fans visit the concession stand the first hour after the spectator gates open (5:00 to 6:00 PM), they can buy a beverage or food item for full price and get another of that same item for just twenty-cents.”

The modern grandstands are cleaned and ready for the historic 20th anniversary season at Perris Auto Speedway. Note the gorgeous background behind turns three and four. Photo by Scott Daloisio

The popular Southern California track opened on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds on March 30, 1996. J.J. Yeley, who raced in the Daytona 500 this past Sunday, won the first ever race at the track. It was a sprint car race sanctioned by the now defunct Sprint Car Racing Association.

The track is still promoted by the same family (the Kazarian’s) who opened the state of the art facility which was built in in a little over a month’s time. In this day and age, it is rare for a racetrack to be built and it is rarer for any promoter to promote a racing venue for a long period of time. Many tracks have closed since Perris Auto Speedway opened and others have had a seemingly revolving door of promoters, while The PAS has been guided by the same people from day one. In fact, it is believed that currently the only promoters in the state of California who have promoted a short track racing venue longer than the Kazarian’s are Jim Naylor at the Ventura Raceway and the Oxley family who promote speedway motorcycle racing on the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.

Longtime Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian on the right with J.C. Agajanian Jr. from Agajanian promotions on the left. Photo by Doug Allen.

“It sure does not seem like 20 seasons,” Kazarian said with a smile. “It takes a lot of hard work we have been fortunate to have a staff that has been together for a lot of years and they put in a lot of work. We have them and we have a great group of drivers and teams that come out and pour their hearts into their racing. Most of all, we have a wonderful group of fans. I say fans, but they are more than that. They are part of the racing family. Without them, we would not be here. They love the racing and they pull for their heroes like fans of other sports. This is their NFL, NBA or Major League baseball.”

The March 7th opener will the first of 11 dates for sprint cars at the track in 2015. There will be 8 stock car shows, 5 Nights of Destruction and one midget race on the schedule as well. Some of the key dates include the April 18th So. Cal Sprint Car Spectacular headlined by the World of Outlaws and USAC/CRA Series’, July 4th which will feature the USAC/CRA Series & the biggest and best fireworks sky concert in Riverside County, the 20th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 12th, 13th & 14th and the historic 75th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix featuring the USAC Midgets on Thanksgiving.

Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM on March 7th and racing will begin at 7:00.

Advance tickets for all events at The PAS, with the exception of the World of Outlaws, are available 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7. Advance tickets for the World of Outlaws can also be obtained via phone or online at 1-877-395-8606 or http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=558&backurl=default.asp

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events. The campground opens at noon the day before each event. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2015 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods, Valley Auto Salvage and Valley News.

To keep up with all of 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.

2015 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

February 21

OPEN PRACTICE - Pit Gate Opens at 3:00, Grandstands open FREE to the Fans

March 7

"SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

March 14

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

March 28

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and Spectator Racing. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 11

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

April 18

WORLD OF OUTLAWS, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and PAS Senior Sprints. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 25

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and Spectator Racing

May 2

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

May 16

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

May 23

"SALUTE TO INDY" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars (40 Lap Main Event), PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

June 6

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Spectator Race and a Block Party

June 13

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

June 27

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

July 4

"FIRECRACKER 40 & SKY CONCERT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society.

July 18

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and CDCRA Dwarf Cars

July 25

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and Spectator Racing

August 15

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

August 29

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

September 5

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Spectator Race and a Block Party

September 12

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

September 19

"GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints

October 3

11th Southern California Fair

October 24

PASSCAR "Champions Night" - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and CDCRA Dwarf Cars

November 11

Oval Nationals Practice

November 12

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 13

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 14

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 25

Turkey Night Grand Prix Practice

November 26

Agajanian Promotions and Oval Entertainment, LLC Presents the 75th Running of The Turkey Night Grand Prix - USAC NATIONAL AND WESTERN STATES MIDGETS

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Max Stambaugh Will Open Ohio Season at Attica on March 27th NRA Invaders Season Opens April 17th at Limaland

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Elida, Ohio (February 24th, 2015) - After having to miss an opportunity to kick start the 2015 season in Florida, Max Stambaugh will turn his attention towards a new starting point; Attica Raceway Park. The Elida, Ohio native will begin his 2015 campaign officially at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday, March 27th during their season opening program. Stambaugh will pilot the Specialized Therapy, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Tim Hogan's Carpet, no. 6M ‘410’ sprinter during the 2015 lid lifter; his first of many potential ‘410’ starts in 2015. Despite opening the season with ‘410’ sprint car competition, Stambaugh will still focus the majority of his upcoming season around ‘360’ sprint car action; chasing a 2015 NRA ‘360’ Invaders championship.

“I had to miss out on my Florida plans due to my work schedule” explained Stambaugh, “I was a little disappointed, but it gave us more time to prepare for the rest of the season...we’ll start the year at Attica Raceway Park...it’s a competitive track and a lot of fun...we’ll race the ‘410’ stuff as much as we can while still chasing the NRA ‘360’ championship...I am definitely looking forward to having Jody Long back at being crew chief...Derrik Long and Trey Bowman will be helping us out too this year...we have a new Hampshire Engine ready to go...we can’t wait to get started.”

The Attica Raceway Park will host a regular program on March 27th featuring the ‘410’ and ‘305’ sprint cars, as well as UMP late models. Max Stambaugh’s NRA ‘360’ Invaders schedule will not ignite until Friday, April 17th at the Limaland Motorsports Park near Lima, Ohio. The 2015 NRA season is comprised of 25 dates stretching from April until early October; showcasing events at Limaland Motorsports Park, Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park and Montpelier Motor Speedway. Stambaugh is the defending NRA ‘360’ Invaders championship runner-up.

Those interested in learning more about Attica Raceway Park can do so by logging on to the official online home of ‘Ohio’s Finest Racing’ at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Fans can keep up with Max Stambaugh during his entire 2015 campaign, right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Follow ‘Mad Max’ on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @MaxStambaugh5 and Facebook: Here!

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2014 Season Highlight: Finished second in final NRA and Limaland Motorsports Park ‘360 sprint point championships. Three wins, 18 top-five and 26 top-ten finishes.

2015 Wins: 0

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Max Stambaugh would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Specialized Therapy, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Tim Hogan's Carpet, Texas Roadhouse, Dales Concrete, K & L Ready Mix, Robb Avenue Body Shop, Radio Hospital

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Graham Racing Releases Joey Payne, Reducing to Two Full-Time Teams

OSWEGO, NY (February 24, 2015) – Nearly six months after setting the all-time Novelis Supermodified track record at Oswego Speedway in the Graham Racing No. 99 Supermodified, the ‘Jersey Jet’ Joey Payne and Graham Racing have parted ways.

The initial announcement of Payne’s release was made on his personal Facebook account last Thursday, with the release confirmed Tuesday morning through a statement from Graham Racing team owner, Ray Graham.

“As most know I have been running just a few races the last two seasons for work and family commitments,” said Graham. “I am returning to weekly racing at Oswego with my son (Kody), and made a decision to scale back to two full-time cars. Joey Payne is a great racer and friend and the decision was not made without a heavy heart, but at the end of it I felt that scaling the team back to two full-time cars is what was needed at this time.”

Payne piloted the No. 99 to sixth in the overall driver’s standings at Oswego in 2014, despite missing one main event.

The all-new Graham Racing machine came to life toward season’s end with Payne at the helm, driving to a main event win on August 9 before cutting a lap of 15.802 seconds in qualifying for the Budweiser International Classic 200, setting a new all-time non-wing Supermodified record at the Speedway.

Despite success with multiple teams in recent years, Payne now finds himself on the outside, looking in.

“I got a call that every driver dreads,” said Payne, in a statement on Facebook last Thursday. “Ray (Graham) is scaling back and I am out. I have to thank the Graham family and Xtreme Chassis team for a great ride to one win and a track record. Special thanks also to Pat and Terry Strong for the use of their 99.”

With the announcement coming in late February, the clock is ticking for Payne to attempt another ride for the 2015 season.

“I have talked to a few teams,” said Payne on Tuesday morning. “I love racing there (Oswego), it’s my home away from home, but I think it’s evident there is not a lot available.”

Reports surfaced late Monday night that Payne could potentially be tabbed as a Danzer Racing teammate to defending Mr. Novelis Supermodified David Danzer.

Payne again reported through Facebook that there is, “Nothing concrete. We are just talking about things,” in regards to a relation with Danzer Racing.

Oswego Speedway’s racing season will begin on Saturday, May 9 with the Speedway’s 65th annual opening night celebration presented by Planet Fitness and Mitchell’s Speedway Press with mains for the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, as well as the 75-lap Richie Evans Memorial for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646. Visit the Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Parker Price-Miller Eager For Bubba Raceway Park

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour over the weekend in Tampa, FL, Parker Price-Miller had a weekend that he would soon like to put behind him, as he prepares for another round of ASCS action this weekend at the Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL.

“We had a high heat draw every night, and that really did not make things easy on us,” Price-Miller said. “We had pretty good speed, but passing could be very tough at times.”

After picking up a preliminary win during the 2014 edition of the Ronald Laney Memorial, Price-Miller was looking to again land in victory lane, though Thursday night saw him line up last in his heat race.

On a very sloppy, and slippery track, Price-Miller would carve his PPM Titanium Products/Indy Race Parts/Keizer Wheels backed No. 9P machine to a fifth place finish, but he would miss out on transferring directly to the feature event.

Finding himself in the second row of the second B Main, the Kokomo, IN driver quickly jumped into the third spot as he chased after Sam Hafertepe, Jr for the second and final transfer position. Throwing numerous challenges at Hafertepe, Price-Miller would come up just short of the night’s main event.

Friday night saw Price-Miller again draw a high pill, as he lined up last in heat race number one. With passing again at a premium, he would work up to the sixth finishing spot, this time putting himself in the third row of the B Main.

On the extremely slick surface, Price-Miller would search around the East Bay Raceway Park for grip, until the track began to take rubber. With the rubber being laid down, everyone became the same speed, and Price-Miller’s night would come to a close with a sixth place finish in the semi.

The final night of action saw Price-Miller line up in the third row of his qualifier, and on this night finishing position would dictate which main event he would transfer to.

Moving into the fifth position, and final B Main transfer position, Price-Miller would fend off Justin Hoffman to finish fifth and take the transfer spot.

Lining up in the fifth row of his B Main, Price-Miller had his elbows up as he moved his way toward the top-five, as he looked to land in the night’s feature event.

Working his way forward aboard his CSI Shocks/Select Equipment/Wesmar Racing Engines powered machine, Price-Miller got by Blake Hahn, and Scotty Thiel, as he set his sights on Matt Covington for the final ticket to the A Main.

As he tracked down Covington, Price-Miller simply ran out of time as the checkered flag waived, and he finished sixth in the B.

“It was definitely frustrating, but it was nice to have some good speed in our 360ci engine,” Price-Miller added. “I really have to thank everyone who supports me, and makes this all possible.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank PPM Titanium Products, Indy Race Parts, Keizer Wheels, CSI Shocks, Select Equipment, Wesmar Racing Engines, Esslinger, and Triple X Race Components for their continued support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 8, Wins- 0, Top 5’s- 10, Top 10’s- 2

ON TAP: Price-Miller will continue to race in the state of Florida this week, as he is scheduled to take on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Friday and Saturday night at the Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

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Brad Loyet – Season Begins with Three Top Fives!

(Bill W) February 23, 2015 – Brad Loyet and the Loyet Motorsports/Vacuworx #o5 team started their season out with three top fives last weekend in Florida. After finishing fourth and third in preliminaries, the Sunset Hills, Missouri driver finished the Ronald Laney Memorial finale at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa in fourth place. This weekend, the team heads for a two-night event at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala on Friday and Saturday.

With passing points in the offing, drawing the front row of a heat with nearly a 70-car field isn’t the worst place to be, but it wasn’t the best place to be on Thursday either. “When we drew the pole of the heat with 67 cars, we knew it wouldn’t be good as far as our starting spot in the A, even if we won,” says Brad. “The winner moves on, but you’re not going to start better than 12th or 14th. The good part was, they gave us points for the weekend for winning our heat. We got the most points there by winning, so that was good.”

Starting the preliminary feature fourteenth, Brad had a rough start. “We were able to get a really good jump on the initial start,” he says. “Unfortunately, it was called back and I had really shown my cards to the guys in front of me. The next start, I had a roadblock in front of me and I fell several spots back.”

The team had the car setup well, however, and Brad would surge back through the field. “We were able to get back up through there,” he says. “We were really rolling well. I think the last five laps of the race, I had the fastest car. I was running them down in a hurry and found a line that was really working. We ran fourth from there, so we were still sitting in a good spot for the weekend.”

As far as passing points go, Friday started out well, with a draw outside of row three for the heat. “I was planning on following Tony Bruce Jr. through there,” says Brad. “We looked at the lap times, and the driver on the front row was about a second slower than us. Tony told me we needed to get around him. Well, he did really well, but it was like a parking lot for me for a while! I fell back to eighth right away. It lit a fire underneath me and we were able to get back up to second.”

The charge put Brad in the redraw. He would start inside row two for the main event. “By feature time, the track was just lockdown rubber,” he says. “The B’s had already been one-lane and tough to pass. It was pretty much ride around the whole race. We had to take what we were given in that situation and that was third. It was enough to lock us into Saturday night’s A main, so it made that pressure a lot easier.”

While 60+ competitors battled it out to make Saturday’s finale, the team would simply draw for their starting spot. They would go from outside row two. “We had a good redraw, and we got a good jump,” says Brad. “Mark Smith slid us on the first lap and we were able to get back underneath him. We were racing hard the first few laps. He was good all weekend, and definitely the guy to beat.”

Brad saw an opportunity when the caution flag came out. “I thought I had a chance (to get by Smith) on a restart,” he says. “I dove underneath him, and his car was operating so well. While I was trying that, Aaron Reutzel got around me. Mark was in a league of his own while second, third and fourth were battling it out. We got into lapped traffic and I tried to get around Reutzel. Johnny (Herrera) got around me, and that’s when I got up on the wall and decided that unless I was sure I was going to make a pass, I was going to stay up there.”

He would come home fourth, and the team was happy with their trip to East Bay. “We came out of the gate swinging with three top fives and it was a great way to start the season,” says Brad. “For me, it sets the tone for the year a little bit. It gives us a lot of confidence heading into Ocala and the rest of the year.”

Brad’s Website

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

 

 

Sides Savors First Victory of the Season at Ronald Laney Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2015) - Jason Sides captured his first victory of the season last weekend during the Ronald Laney Memorial.

Sides, who was competing in front of his family and in the backyard of longtime supporter Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., claimed Friday's Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour preliminary race before he finished sixth out of 67 drivers during Saturday's finale at East Bay Raceway Park.

"That was a big confidence boost for our team," he said. "It was great to not only get our first win, but to do so in front of so many people who are special to our team meant a lot."

Sides overcame an issue with the high speed during his heat race on Thursday, when the event kicked off. The problem ended with Sides finishing sixth in a heat race, which relegated him to a B Main.

"The motor stumbled a little bit and it didn't run very well," he said. "We came in and Scott (Gerkin) tuned up the motor. The high speed ended up being stuck. We got that fixed and the motor was a rocket after that."

Sides charged from 11th to fourth in the consolation race, but he narrowly missed a transfer into the back of the feature.

However, the team rebounded in a big way on Friday. Sides maneuvered from ninth to third place during a heat race, which locked him into the feature redraw. He then drew the No. 1 to garner the pole position for the 25-lap main event.

"That was a big part because the track had been taking rubber in the B Mains," he said. "We happened to be at the right place at the right time to put ourselves in the redraw and it worked out where we started on the pole. We got a great start and did what we had to do. We didn't miss the bottom."

Sides led every lap and won by more than five seconds to secure the triumph.

That, combined from his points total from Thursday, started him on the outside of the front row of a qualifier to kick off Saturday's race.

"It was either win the qualifier or go to a B Main," he said. "The outside wasn't the place to be at that time. We stuck with the polesitter and railed around the top in turns one and two on the opening lap. Down the back straightaway we passed him for the lead and that was it."

The qualifier victory locked Sides into the 40-lap feature, which he started ninth.

"On the first start we came out of turn two and got to fourth and the yellow came out," he said. "The same thing happened on the next start and another yellow came out. On the third start everybody got strung out and we picked them off as he could."

Sides ended with a sixth-place result - his sixth top 10 in eight races this season.

"That's going to help us going into Las Vegas," he said. "It's progress and that's what we've been looking for."

Sides will take this weekend off before resuming action March 4-5 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 19 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 4 (11).

Feb. 20 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 3 (9); Feature: 1 (1).

Feb. 21 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 6 (9).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 4-5 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

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 - R.E. Enterprises

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"R.E. Enterprises does a lot for us and we really appreciate their support," Sides said. "Chris and everybody over there are just as good of friends as they are partners."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., King Racing Products, East Coast Logistics, Clean Seal, Inc., Dancer Logistics, Inc., Jim Schuhknecht, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, FSR Radiators, Wings Unlimited, BR Motorsports, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads and VRP Shocks for their continued support.

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Hagar Focused on ASCS National Tour Debut at Bubba Raceway Park This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2015) - Derek Hagar has been looking forward to this weekend's Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at Bubba Raceway Park for quite a while.

Hagar will make his debut at the unique, egg-shaped track in Ocala, Fla., this Friday and Saturday.

"The race track has sweeping turns in one and two," he said. "You're hauling a lot of speed. Turns three and four look really, really tight. You have to drive it a lot different than most tracks. I think that place will play into our favor. It looks like a track I'd like."

Hagar is coming off a frustrating outing last weekend at East Bay Raceway Park with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour during the Ronald Laney Memorial.

"It wasn't as great as we wanted it to be," he said. "We had a couple of bad draws and it put us behind in points. It's one of those places you needed to start up front. If we'd have drawn up front in a heat race it would have been a different weekend. With the quality of cars that were running it was hard to make up any ground."

Hagar started fifth in his heat race during both preliminary nights last Thursday and Friday. He was unable to make up much ground and was relegated to a B Main each night. Unfortunately, he finished shy of a transfer both nights.

"We were decent all weekend," he said. "We just struggled to get any extra grip to do any passing."

Preliminary points lined Hagar up fifth during a qualifier to kick off Saturday's finale. Unfortunately, he dropped a position and was sent to a C Main. Hagar finished second in the C Main to transfer to the back of a B Main, but he was only able to gain one position to finish 13th.

"It was just ride around the top, follow the leader," he said. "You couldn't really do a slide job because the momentum would carry them around the top. It was one of those weekends that you want to move on from and hopefully we'll get better results this weekend at Bubba Raceway Park."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 19 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 4 (5); B Main: 5 (6).

Feb. 20 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 4 (8).

Feb. 21 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Qualifier: 6 (5); C Main: 2 (2); B Main: 13 (14).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Xtreme Race Graphics

Located in Marion, Ark., Xtreme Race Graphics creates custom graphics, banners and wraps. For more information, visit http://www.XtremeRaceGraphics.com.

"Dustin is a real good artist," Hagar said. "He has a real good imagination. If you want the car to look the best, I'd recommend Xtreme Race Graphics."

Hagar would also like to thank R.E. Enterprises, J&J Auto Racing, Dynotech Performance, FSR Radiators, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Weaver Rallies After Mechanical Issues Put Her Behind Eight Ball in Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2015) - The Ronald Laney Memorial got off to a rough start for Jordan Weaver, who was on pace to win a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race last Thursday before mechanical issues forced her to the pits early.

Weaver led the first five laps of the heat race at East Bay Raceway Park until an engine problem stymied her with three laps remaining. She was unable to restart the race or make a B Main during the opening night of the memorial event.

"That really put us behind the eight ball," she said. "The event calculated points from both preliminary nights so when you wipe out the first night it makes it really hard for the rest of the weekend."

Friday didn't get much better as Weaver was on the wrong end of a bad start to a heat race. Weaver swerved to the infield to avoid a mess of cars in front of her as the green flag waved, but was caught up in the muddy infield. Unfortunately, she was unable to finish the heat race and was forced to start near the back of a B Main.

Weaver then rallied from 13th to eighth during the consolation race, but missed a transfer by a few positions.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park, where Weaver placed 10th in a qualifier. That lined her up on the inside of the seventh row of a C Main.

"We got the car working really well on the high side during the C Main," she said. "Since our first night ended after five laps and we had the heat race issue to start Friday, it took until midway through Saturday before we were able to get consistent laps to learn."

Weaver powered from 13th to third place during the C Main to earn a transfer into the B Main. She then advanced from 15th to 11 th to cap the weekend.

Weaver is slated to make her debut at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., this Friday and Saturday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 19 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: DNF (1); B Main: DNS (-).

Feb. 20 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: DNF (5); B Main: 8 (13).

Feb. 21 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Qualifier: 10 (9); C Main: 3 (13); B Main: 11 (15).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JordanWeaver92

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JordanWeaverRacing92

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Widow Wax

Widow Wax works closely with paint manufacturers and other OEM suppliers to develop some of the most advanced detailing products in the marketplace. Widow Wax provides superior detailing products that enhance the beauty and extended life of automotive surfaces to maximize value and driving pleasure. Widow Wax is fully committed to manufacture these products with the environment in mind, striving to offer products that are safe for customers and the environment. For more information, visit http://www.WidowWax.com.

"We are really excited that Widow Wax came on board for 2015," Weaver said. "I use their products on my vehicles and not only is everything top notch, it's also safe for the environment."

Weaver would also like to thank A2Z Oilfield Services, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, ASI Racing Engines, Ron Miller Motor Company, Simpson Race Products and Arrowhead Oilfield Services for their continued support.

 

 

Downforce Designs is a One-Stop Shop for Apparel in the Motor Sports Industry

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (Feb. 23, 2015) - Schedules have been released and race cars are being built, which makes now a great time to start planning apparel decisions for the 2015 season.

Downforce Designs offers custom screen printing, embroidery, decals and art with options ranging from t-shirts and hoodies to hats, beanies and koozies.

"We have been continually growing the last couple of years and we stayed busy throughout the offseason," Downforce Designs Owner Austen Wheatley said. "A lot of people wait until the last minute to get apparel, so now is a perfect time to start looking ahead for apparel orders."

In the last year Downforce Designs has completed orders for drivers and businesses across the country, including Chad Kemenah, Trey Starks and Bill Balog to name a few. The apparel company recently designed and printed apparel for Aaron Reutzel, who has already earned 410ci and 360ci sprint car feature victories in 2015.

Downforce Designs features a state-of-the-art, fully automatic press and a top-of-the-line embroidery machine.

For more information about the apparel company, visit http://www.DownforceDesigns.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DownforceDesigns.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DownforceInc

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

DOWNFORCE DESIGNS -

Downforce Designs is an apparel company established and operated by sprint car driver Austen Wheatley. For information on apparel options, prices, clientele and more, visit http://www.DownforceDesigns.com.

 

 

SPRINT & LATE MODEL SPEEDWEEK SHOWS AND SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL SERIES HIGHLIGHT WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY’S 2015 SCHEDULE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ORRVILLE, OHIO

By Mike Swanger

Promoters Jason and Kristin Flory have been burning the midnight oil putting together the 50th full season of racing schedule for Wayne County Speedway that will include some familiar looks and some new faces to the schedule. First will be two Saturday’s of Test and Tune this season as April 4th and 11th will be practice sessions for all class’ of cars with the track being open from 11 am until 4 pm both Saturday’s. The season will get off to a big start on Saturday, April 18th with the ‘New” UNOH All Star Sprints, that is now owned by NASCAR’S Tony Stewart, with a $5,000 to win feature. Also on the racing card for the evening will be the new class of Rush Crate Late Models and the Super Stocks. The next two Saturday’s, April 25th and May 2nd, will be regular shows and those will have the 410 Sprints, Super Late Models, Crate Late Models, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Flat Track Go Carts and Mini Wedges. Returning for the second season, the Attica Raceway Park/ Wayne County Speedway Super Late Model Challenge will return on Saturday, May 9th for the 1st of four races at WCS. The Crate Late Models will be allowed to run in this series with bonus money up for the highest finishing Crate Late Models. All other regular class’ will be in action also. It will be a Sprint Car Spectacular on Saturday May 16th with the regular 410 Sprints and the BOSS Wingless Sprints making the first of two appearances at WCS in 2015. The Crate Late Models and the Super Stocks will be racing also. Mini Stocks will take the spotlight on May 23rd with an increase in their purse as all regular class’ take to the 3/8 mile oval. The UNOH All Star Sprints along with the Crate Late Models and Super Stocks are on tap for Saturday, May 30th. The month of June will start with the 1st ever WCS USA East Championship Pulling Series that will include the Big Rigs Modified Semi Trucks along with the Tractor and Trucks as the oval track takes the night off on the 6th. Another 1st will take place on June 13th as the 1st Buckeye Late Model Speedweek rolls into WCS for the Don Gross Memorial with $4,000 going to the winner with the Super Stocks and Mini Stocks also performing. No racing on Saturday, June 20th as the track gets ready for the UNOH All Stars Sprints to come in on Monday, June 22nd for the Annual Speedweek show and the Duffy Smith Memorial race. Adding to the list of firsts will be the Sweeney Rush Late Model Touring Series for the 1st of their three visits this season that night. No racing again on Saturday, June 27th although watch the website for a chance of Flat Track Go Carts on both Saturdays before and after the Sprint Speedweek show. Fourth of July will see the Sweeney Rush Late Model Touring Series back in town and the rowdy Renegade of Dirt Modifieds making their first stop at WCS with the Super Stocks and Mini Stocks on hand. Mid Season Championships for all the regular class’ will take place on Saturday, July 11th. Round two of the Attica/WCS Super Late Model Challenge headlines the Saturday, July 18th show as everyone but the 410 Sprints ( Kings Royal) will race that night. Two weeks of regular action is on tap for Saturday July 25th and August 1st for all class’. August 8th will be the third of the Attica/ WCS Super Late Model Challenge with the BOSS Sprints taking on WCS for the second time this season. Also providing racing action will be the Super Stocks and Mini Stocks. Another Mini Stock Special will take place on August 15th with the full group of regulars in action. A double weekend of action is set for Friday and Saturday August 21st and 22nd as the Friday night show will feature the Renegades of Dirt Modifieds in TRIPLE Feature action with the Crate Late Models, Mini Stocks and Mod Lights providing the racing action. The following evening will be coveted Harley Davidson race for the Renegades of Dirt Modifieds plus the last race of the Attica/ WCS Super Late Model Challenge and the 410 Sprints and Super Stocks racing for points. Season Championships for everyone will take place on Saturday, August 29th. The UNOH All Star Sprints, the Sweeney Rush Late Model Touring Series and the Super Stock take to the track on Sunday, September 6th. The last racing action for WCS will be the 3rd Annual Dirt Blow Out with open practice, a BBQ and DJ on Friday September 25th with all the race action on Saturday, September 26th. Full details on what class’ of cars and times for this event will come at a later date. This is the schedule for the 2015 season at Wayne County Speedway but it could change, races could be added or cancelled. Also this season, races will have a time limit on them to help move the show along and that will allow our fans to get home at a respectable time. For all the information about the track, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com

 

 

Champion Racing Oil Revs Up With SuperFlow Dyno Promotion

(Clinton, MO / 02.24.15) Champion, a recognized leader in purpose-built racing and enthusiast lubricants, announced today a special promotion in conjunction with SuperFlow Dynamometers and Flowbenches.

Geared towards the “Engine Builder”, “Machine Shop” or “Dyno Facility”, Champion is offering through the month of March a $1000 Gift Certificate towards any new SuperFlow engine or chassis dyno system.

SuperFlow, based in Des Moines, IA manufactures high-performance engine dynamometers, chassis dynamometers, transmission dynamometers, flowbenches and transmission test equipment used in all levels of engine and vehicle development. Founded in the early 1970’s, SuperFlow products have been used around the world by professional engine builders, military, technical schools, professional race teams, speed shops, and leading automotive manufacturers to produce to-end powerful and efficient vehicles. SuperFlow’s commitment has always been to provide the best products and services at a great value. That’s why some of the most notable companies in the automotive industry us their equipment. To learn more about SuperFlow contact them at 888-442-5546 on-line at http://www.superFlow.com

Champion Racing Oils are built specifically to meet the lubrication demands of hot rod, street rod, classic and muscle car engines, especially those using flat tappet and roller cams operating at high RPMs and requiring high-pressure valve springs. To meet these demands, Champion utilizes its premium ZDDP anti-wear protection package, which contains a unique balance of chemistry that includes high levels of zinc and phosphorus.

In addition, all Champion Racing Motor Oils contain an exclusive TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) technology. This proprietary technology delivers unmatched film strength at high temperature, better piston ring seal for maximum compression, and increases horsepower and torque in most engines.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 55 years. Champion Brands, LLC also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about the SuperFlow Dyno Promotion contact Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO or go inquire at http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Voting Open for SPEED SPORT’s ‘My Favorite Tracks’, Oswego Speedway Looking to Climb in Fan Poll

OSWEGO, NY (February 23, 2015) – Voting is now open for the National Speed Sport News ‘My Favorite Tracks’ poll, conducted annually to determine America’s favorite race tracks, as voted by thousands of race fans and motorsports enthusiasts.

Oswego Speedway has placed in the top five of the poll the last two years, finishing third overall in 2014 behind only Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway and Knoxville, Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway.

The ‘Steel Palace’ was voted as the favorite asphalt facility in the country, as both Eldora and Knoxville Raceways are dirt track ovals.

Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin and Salina, Oklahoma’s Salina Highbanks Speedway completed the top five in the fan poll in 2014.

To place a vote fans must visit www.nationalspeedsportnews.com/links/my-favorite-tracks/ and fill out the questionnaire form provided. Fans are also encouraged to share any of their own photos of the Speedway within the submission form.

The track earning the most votes will be featured within SPEED SPORT Magazine.

National Speed Sport News has been known as “The bible of Motorsports.” Since 1934, National Speed Sport News has been the authoritative voice of the sport of auto racing, providing coverage that is timely, reliable, and colorful.

Oswego Speedway’s racing season will be on Saturday, May 9 with the Speedway’s 65th annual opening night celebration presented by Planet Fitness and Mitchell’s Speedway Press with mains for the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, as well as the 75-lap Richie Evans Memorial for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646. Visit the Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

For more information on National Speed Sport News visit online at www.nationalspeedsportnews.com and Follow on Twitter @SPEEDSPORT_.

National Speed Sports News – My Favorite Race Tracks – Top 10 of 2014

1. Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, Ohio

2. Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, Iowa

3. Oswego Speedway – Oswego, NY

4. Road America – Elkhart Lake, Wis.

5. Salina Highbanks Speedway – Salina, Okla

6. Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Speedway, Ind.

7. Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, Pa

8. Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Ind.

9. Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Ind.

10. Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Bowmansville, Ontario

 

 

Plans Taking Shape for 2016 Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Feb. 23, 2015) - While the 2015 season recently kicked off, it's not too early to plan ahead for the most exciting event of the offseason.

The Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will return in January of 2016 following a successful debut earlier this year at Cocopah Speedway.

"We are working hard to continue the momentum of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown," Cocopah Speedway Director of Operations Greg Burgess said. "We had a great time this year putting on the event and we have a lot of ideas that we're working on implementing to make the 2016 event even bigger."

The second edition of the 410ci sprint car event will be held at the 3/8-mile oval on Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016, and will feature the same purse of approximately $250,000.

Veteran Danny Lasoski won one of the $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start features this year en route to the overall Winter Heat Sprint Car Series title.

"I can't wait to go back next year," he said. "Not only is the payout great for the teams, but the event is top notch. They gave us a great track to race on every night. The weather isn't better anywhere in the country in January than in Arizona. It really is an event that every team and fan should have circled on their calendar."

More than 35 drivers from coast to coast competed in the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, including NASCAR drivers Kyle Larson - who won a feature - and Kasey Kahne. In addition to Lasoski and Larson, Paul McMahan and Steve Kinser claimed main event wins before Aaron Reutzel closed the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown by scoring his first career 410ci victory.

"The foundation we built in Year 1 was very strong," Burgess said. "We have more things to add for next year's program that will make it even better for the teams and fans. Our goal is for the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown to improve each year and grow into a must-see event."

2016 WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 1-2, 8-9); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 5); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weeks of January in 2016. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment and motor sports industries. The company, which is located in Concord, Ohio, was created in 1989 and ships out more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies , which is located in Mentor, Ohio, has many years in the field of designing, engineering and manufacturing connecting rods and crankshafts. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

 

 

Helms Shows Improvement Throughout First ASCS National Tour Weekend of Season

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2015) - Caleb Helms is looking forward to racing this weekend now that the kinks are out of the way.

Helms kicked off his season last weekend at East Bay Raceway Park, where his team built momentum throughout the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Ronald Laney Memorial tripleheader. He will return to action this Friday and Saturday with the series at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

"I felt like we had good speed," he said. "We just didn't have great starting spots. It was good to get back in the seat. It was fun. I feel like we'll be pretty competitive going to Ocala."

Helms opened the Ronald Laney Memorial last Thursday by finishing fifth in a heat race, which relegated him to a B Main. Unfortunately, Helms was caught up in a crash during the consolation race and he was unable to continue racing that night.

"You could tell the first night we were just getting back in the rhythm," he said. "However, in the B Main we were competitive again. Somebody just spun out in front of us and we really didn't have anywhere to go. I tried to miss him and he slid backwards. I went between him and the wall and the wall knocked the front axle out. That really hurt us in points."

He returned to East Bay Raceway Park on Friday for the second round of competition, which Helms started by advancing from seventh to fifth place in a heat race. That sent him into a B Main, which he finished fifth in to narrowly miss a transfer into the main event.

The Ronald Laney Memorial concluded on Saturday. Helms rallied from seventh to fifth place in a qualifier, which lined him up on the outside of the fifth row in a B Main.

"The track got moved up all the way to the wall and there was a hole in turn two," he said. "I probably didn't run it right the first time and I tried to do all kinds of things to get through it."

Helms finished 10th in the consolation race to end the weekend.

"I don't think the results showed our progress last weekend," he said. "We had a couple of good runs and a lot of good time on the track. We're really looking forward to racing this weekend in Ocala."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 19 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: DNF (10).

Feb. 20 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 5 (5).

Feb. 21 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Qualifier: 5 (7); B Main: 10 (10).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://HelmsRacing40.wix.com/HelmsRacing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Helms.Motorsports

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Helms Construction Inc.

Helms Construction Inc. is a general construction company based in Findlay, Ohio.

"Helms Construction Inc. is my father's business, which helps us get from race to race," Helms said. "The people who make Helms Construction Inc. successful are the ones who make this opportunity possible for us. My dad is the only reason I have had the opportunity to race and everything I've accomplished so far is directly related to him."

Helms would also like to thank Shelves.com, Helms and Sons Excavating and Schoenfeld Headers for their continued support.

 

 

Blurton Records Runner-Up Result During Season Opener at LoneStar Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - KILGORE, Texas (Feb. 23, 2015) - Zach Blurton kicked off his 2015 season on the right foot last Saturday.

Blurton earned a podium finish during a RaceSaver Sprint Series event at LoneStar Speedway for the LoneStar Sprint Smackdown.

"I feel really good about that," he said. "The track was real wet and it was hammer down. We could have done a few other things to be faster, but I'm happy about our finish."

Blurton opened the event by charging from sixth to third place during a heat race around the 3/8-mile oval.

"That was getting the rust knocked off," he said. "I was getting comfortable with myself. For a couple of laps we were trying to get used to everything again. I had a good car."

That lined him up on the outside of the second row for the 25-lap main event.

"In the first five laps there were three cautions and then the last 20 went green to checkered," he said. "We got strung out there. I got stuck behind a lapped car and the brakes weren't working too good so the top two got away from me."

Blurton, who advanced from fourth to third place following an early restart, began to reel in the top two in the closing laps.

"Coming to the white flag the lead cars caught each other," he said. "The eventual winner slid the leader. They got all tangled up. I don't know how neither of them got a knocked out front end or a flat tire. I got to their back bumpers and was waiting for something to break, but it never happened. We actually ended up third, but the winner was disqualified for being light at the scales."

Blurton was scored as the runner up in his first race since the end of last September.

His next competition will be in March during a weekly 305 event at Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 21 - LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZachBlurton.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZachBlurton

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

APPAREL -

Blurton has select sizes of t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his race trailer. Visit http://www.ZachBlurton.com for his 2015 race dates.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Tornado Racing Engines

Tornado Racing Engines is an engine business in Utica, Kan., owned by John Johnson.

"Tornado Racing Engines built my first ever 305 engine in 2010 and we've been with them ever since," Blurton said. "Their motors are reliable, run well and make a lot of horsepower and a lot of torque. I'd put Tornado Racing Engines up against any other 305 in the country."

Blurton would also like to thank Midwest Ag Professionals Inc., Park Liquor, Phillips Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Center, Ti22 Performance, Rod End Supply and Outlaw Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Ian Madsen Returns to the USA; Sends Thanks To Goodyer Family and Sponsors

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen has made it back to the United States for his 2015 season, but wanted to express his gratitude to the D&B Goodyer Developments team for the opportunity he was provided in Australia.

“Overall we had a really good season together, and I cannot thank Darren and Belinda Goodyer enough for everything they provided me,” Madsen said.

Madsen and his D&B Goodyer Developments team had a bittersweet final week together, but like they did all year, they showed great speed, and contended for a couple of wins.

“Our final week was frustrating, but we put ourselves in position to challenge for a WSS win as well as the Australian Title,” he added.

Running in the second spot during the World Series race at Bunbury, Madsen was catching the leader, but hurt an engine with six laps to go, forcing his team to go to their back up engine for the Australian Title.

The Australian Title preliminary night saw Madsen pick up first and fifth place finishes in heat race action, putting the D&B Goodyer Developments/Adornato Sand & Gravel/Watsons Express Transport entry third in points heading into the feature event.

Scoring a second place finish in the preliminary feature event, Madsen and company would head into the final night sitting third in points, with just a heat race slated before the Australian Title feature event.

Finishing fourth in the heat, Madsen lined up in the second row for the 40-lap feature event. As the race got underway, Madsen was extremely patient as he raced inside the top-five during the first half of the race.

Following a caution at the halfway point, Madsen went to the high, scary side on the restart, and his machine came alive, as he quickly moved into the second spot, as he chased after Dave Murcott.

Catching Murcott, Madsen would pass him to take the lead, as the duo began a torrid battle for the top spot. As the duo raced side by side, they quickly closed on another competitor who was off the pace, and in the racing line, with a flat tire, and Madsen had to spin to miss colliding with him, and he was forced to back of the pack.

“I absolutely could not believe it,” Madsen added. “I am not sure why there was no caution thrown for the guy with the flat tire.”

With 13 laps to go, Madsen showed how strong he was as he clawed from the back of the pack to score a fifth place finish when the race came to a close.

“To come back to fifth from the back really shows how strong this team is, but we all wanted to grab that win for Darren and Belinda Goodyer,” he said. “It was a bittersweet end to our season together. Aside from the Goodyer’s, I also need to thank Dave Sharman and Clinton McKenize for all of their hard work making sure we had a good car each race. We also had a great team of partners that made this possible, and I also send them a huge thank you. Lastly, our entire team sends a massive thank you to Rob and Sandra Watson from Watsons Express Transport. With out their hospitality our trip to Western Australia would not have been possible.”

Madsen would like to thank D&B Goodyer Developments, MK Excavating, Adornato Sand & Gravel, Watsons Express Transport, Lucas Oil, QSS Speedway Spares, Revolution Racegear, Oval Express, MatTrans Refrigerated Transports, and Dyden Signs for their support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-16, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 7, Top 10’s-9

ON TAP: Madsen will now kick off his 2015 season with KCP Racing in Las Vegas, NV on March 4th and 5th.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen.

 

Kerry Madsen Wires World Series Field

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to Australia for two more weekends of racing, Kerry Madsen returned to his winning ways, as he won the World Series Sprint Cars Grand Final at the Motorplex in Perth, WA Saturday night.

“It is great to get back to Western Australia, and score a win,” Madsen said. “We got our US season off to a great season the last two weeks, and it is great to come back over to Australia and continue have awesome speed.”

Timing the American Racing/Keneric Racing No. 29 machine in 12th fastest in time trials, Madsen went on to pick up a pair of fourth place finishes in heat race action, qualifying him for the Shootout.

Muscling his way to the shootout win, Madsen would line up for the 30-lap feature event on the front row, and he would simply never look back.

Opting to lead the field to the green from the outside starting position, Madsen would be hard on the loud pedal, as he rocketed away from the field, and quickly reeled in slower traffic.

Getting through traffic exceptionally well, a couple of cautions would slow Madsen, but the open track would see him motor away from the field, as he cruised to victory.

“The car was awesome,” Madsen exclaimed. “We made some adjustments after our heat races, and they worked really well. It is awesome to come to Perth (WA) and get a win for the Gavranich family, and get another win in Australia for Dan Ricehouse, and everyone at American Racing.”

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-19, Wins-6, Top-5’s-14, Top 10’s-16

ON TAP: Madsen and his Keneric Racing team will look to defend their Krikke Boys Shootout title this weekend in Bunbury.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Kerry Madsen, Keneric Racing, and American Racing in a variety of interactive ways-

American Racing

Web- www.americanracing.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/amercanracingwheels

Instagram- @AmericanRacing

Twitter- @AmericanRacing

Keneric Racing

Web- www.kenericracing.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/KenericRacing

Twitter- @KenericRacing

Kerry Madsen

Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Official-Fan-Page-for-Kerry-Madsen/101145169933686

Twitter- @KMR29

AMERICAN RACING: American Racing is an iconic brand and a wheel industry leader in craftsmanship, engineering, innovation and performance. Founded in 1956 as a manufacturer of bespoke magnesium and aluminum racing wheels, its roots date back to the golden era of hot rodding. American Racing is a Wheel Pros brand. Wheel Pros products are sold worldwide in more than 20 countries on four continents and through a U.S. network of more than 25,000 authorized dealers. It is one of the world’s largest suppliers of branded custom wheels, performance tires and related accessories for cars, SUVs and light trucks.

 

 

 

RacinBoys Offering Live PPV of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Bubba Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2015) - RacinBoys has the cure for any sprint car fan who is having sprint car withdrawal.

America's fastest motorsports website will showcase live Pay-Per-View video of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event this Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park.

The price for the doubleheader is only $34.99 ($29.99 for premium RacinBoys members) or $22.99 per night ($17.99 for premium RacinBoys members). The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 7 p.m. (Eastern) each night.

To purchase, click the top banner on 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.

RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor will anchor the broadcast with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour broadcaster Bryan Hulbert calling the action and veteran Scotty Cook reporting from the pits and Victory Lane.

RacinBoys broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil Products and MAVTV American Real. McCarthy Auto Group is the presenting sponsor and SpeedMart Inc. is the Victory Lane partner. Additional sponsors include Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Rod End Supply, Griffith Truck & Equipment, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Knoxville Raceway, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, Podium Ink, Flat Out Magazine, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway and 6B Apparel.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour kicked off its season last weekend with a trio of drivers picking up a victory during the Ronald Laney Memorial. Mark Smith of Pennsylvania is the championship points leader entering this weekend with Aaron Reutzel, Brad Loyet, Terry McCarl and Johnny Herrera rounding out the top five, respectively.

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/broadcast-schedule/ for live video options.

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 is in its 10th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past six seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

 

 

Kingshott Prepares In Style As A Three Time Champ Is Set For Title!

Western Australia’s Dayne Kingshott fired the first shot in the battle for the 74th Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship this coming weekend when he captured the 70th running of the Victorian Speedcar Title at Avalon Raceway on Saturday night.

In a shortened feature event Kingshott took victory ahead of a hard charging mark Brown and three time Australian Speedcar Champion, Indiana’s Davey Ray.

In an exciting development for this weekend’s Australian Championship Ray used the Avalon event as a qualifier for this weekend’s visit to Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool where he will once again pilot a potent Synergy 2400 powered King Chassis for car owner Mark De Rosa.

Already a three time Championship winner, Ray is also a four time Magic Man 34 event winner in Western Australia as well as having collected a number of feature race wins in his native United States.

These include 4 USAC victories, being a Chili Bowl Nationals Preliminary Feature race winner, the 2004 USA National Midget “Buckeye Nationals Champion and the 2004 USAC National Midget “Most Improved Driver ” award.

It goes without saying that a fourth Australian Speedcar Championship is on the radar of Davey Ray this coming weekend.

With a field of 51 Speedcar set to contest the 74th Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship, it promises to be a great weekend of racing.

The full line up of those drivers (51 in total) who have currently nominated is as follows:

A1 – Adam Clarke V0 – Stewart Grant-Campbell N2 – Dean Merrylees V2 – Paul Farrell Q3 – Scott Doyle S3 – Anthony Chaffey N4 – Paul Murphy V4 – Stuart Ferguson WA4 – Alex Bright (USA) S6 – Mark Harrington V6 – Harley Bishop N7 – Nathan Smee W7 – Todd Waddell W8 – Paul Robinson N9 – Mark Brown S9 – Lee Dillon V10 – Travis Mills S11 – Graham Knuckey V11 – Troy Jordan W11 – Kaiden Manders N13 – Matthew Smith N14 – Jerry Coons Jnr (USA) W14 – Neville Lance V15 – Andy Pearce V18 – Braeden Palmer V20 – Domain Ramsay V22 – Joe Lostitch W24 – Dayne Kingshott Q25 – Scott Wilson N40 – Gary Rooke Q41 – Brendan Palmer N42 – Jaimie McKinlay Q42 – Tyler Thomas (USA) N51 – Michael Stewart W52 – Lee Redmond Q58 – Rusty Whittaker Q69 – Brett Thomas S71 – Ben Hall W71 – Davey Ray (USA) N72 – Dave Lambert V75 – Mike Griffiths N78 – Troy Jenkins Q82 – Jason Bell N87 – Aidan Corish V88 – Craig Smith V95 – Jason Donnelly V96 – Keith Astrella N97 – Matt Jackson V97 – Gabe Goode W97 – Nicholas Rowe Q98 – Matt Greenwood

The 2015 Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship Schedule is as follows:

Wednesday February 25, 2015 - Official Practice. Thursday February 26, 2015 - Calcutta Friday February 27, 2015 - Night One (Three rounds of heats and a Preliminary A-Main). **Please note admission to the venue is via the Allansford (Eastern) side only on Night One**

Saturday February 28, 2015 - Night Two (One Round of heats, pole shuffle, C Main, B, Main and A-Main 40 laps).

Premier Speedway would like to thank Lucas Oil for their on-going support of the 2015 Australian Speedcar Championship along with R & M Security and Lightning Clean for their support of the Best Presented Car and Crew and Oval Express Magazine for their generosity in supporting the Hard Charger award.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Preparing for Trip to Las Vegas for Next Event

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Feb. 23, 2015) - Big Game Motorsports is preparing for the next challenge following a strong start to the season.

Danny Lasoski and the Muddy No. 2 team recorded a pair of runner-up finishes and three top 10s during the DIRTcar Nationals in Florida a week ago. The team spent most of last week and will devote this week to getting ready for a trip to Las Vegas, where it will compete with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series March 4-5 for the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas.

"We had a good start to the season down in Florida and we're looking forward to carrying that momentum to Las Vegas," Lasoski said. "I know they've been putting in a lot of hours in the shop and I've stayed in Florida to race last weekend and this weekend to keep my skills honed."

Lasoski raced for another team last weekend and will do so this Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

"It's important to stay on top of your game as a racer," he said. "Everyone at Big Game gives me great equipment and a premier opportunity so I need to do my part to be sharp. We want to go to Las Vegas and put the Muddy car in Victory Lane."

Lasoski won World of Outlaws races at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in 1999, 2001 and 2003.

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 4-5 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

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.

XECUTE -

Xecute is the best way to control odor and human scent. The company has created the best odor control product on the market without using harsh metals and chemicals. It helps hunters remain odor free without skin irritation. For more information, visit http://www.XecuteScent.com.

BAD-AZZ -

Bad-Azz blinds are designed by hunters for hunters. Its new therma-tek technology helps keep outdoorsmen comfortable and undetectable to wild game. The blinds are comfortable, stable and crafted with premier expertize. For more information, visit http://www.Bad-Azz.com .

MC POWER COMPANIES -

MC Power Companies has been a long-time provider of general construction and electric services along with solar power solutions and high efficiency lighting services. With Missouri offices in Kansas City and Sedalia, MC Power Companies is capable of comprehensive, customized projects for commercial, municipal and industrial clients across the Midwest. For more information, visit http://www.MCPower.com.

TRAIL CAMERAS -

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

 

 

Team XXX Triumphs in Florida

The second leg of Florida Speedweek has wrapped up with more Team XXX drivers visiting victory lane. The Amsoil USAC National Tour and Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour were both in action over the weekend, and Brady Bacon and Aaron Reutzel both represented Triple X Race Components in victory lane with their respective national tours. Our congratulations go out to Brady and Aaron as well as all the drivers using XXX chassis to find success in Florida. Join the teams using XXX chassis and components to find victory lane by visiting us at www.xxxraceco.com or call us at 866.632.9925.

Hoffman Auto Racing opened up defense of their USAC National Championship by securing a win on Saturday night at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL. Brady Bacon piloted the potent #69 XXX off the front row and led all 30 laps, flying the front wheels of his car in the air as he crossed underneath the checkered flag to grab his ninth career USAC win, the 87th for Hoffman Auto Racing and a $5,000 check to go with it.

Aaron Reutzel was the best of 67 cars on hand Thursday night at East Bay Raceway Park, as he raced to the win on the first night of the 2015 Ronal Laney Memorial. Reutzel drove from sixth to win his heat race in his XXX, and followed that effort up by coming from 8th to 1st, grabbing the lead on lap seven, then dicing amongst lapped cars before retaking it for good on lap 19.

 

 

SALDANA AND MOTTER TEAM MOTIVATED FOR WEST COAST SWING

LAS VEGAS (Feb. 23, 2015) The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series heads to Las Vegas March 4-5 to begin the western spring swing and continues on to Tucson, Ariz. March 7.

The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team, off to a good start, is looking forward to racing in the warmer West Coast climate.

Two of three members of the Motter Motorsports team are new this season, including crew chief Randy Wolfe, who guided the team to its best early season launch of the past three years. WoO kicked off its 2015 Sprint Car season at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. and Saldana finished fourth, seventh and sixth, respectively, in three consecutive nights of racing, leading a total of 27 laps.

The Motter team currently resides in fourth place in Outlaws standings, only 14 points out of the lead.

“I’m happy with the whole team,” said Saldana. “I think we’re off to an excellent start and have a good line of communication going. It’s tough out there. The field is packed with good drivers and everybody has good equipment. If you’re off just a tick, they make you pay. I do think we will have a victory soon though.”

Last year at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Saldana drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the No. 1 qualifying position both nights. The Bullet finished fourth in the first night of competition. On the second night, Saldana suffered a hematoma on his arm from a rock that flew into the cockpit from the racing surface during the dash. After medical evaluation at the track, it was determined that Saldana needed to seek further treatment at the hospital. After x-rays and a period of observation, Saldana was released from the hospital in the early morning hours.

Ironically, Lucas Wolfe, son of current Motter crew chief Randy Wolfe, pinch hit for Saldana and drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop Sprinter for the start of the A Main

The Bullet was back in the cockpit for the Tucson event two days later.

“For Vegas, we are planning to use carbon fiber armguards to try to prevent any injuries,” said Saldana, who won in Las Vegas in 2011.

At Tucson International Raceway last season, Saldana finished sixth and he was the bridesmaid in 2013.

“Tucson is an awesome track,” said Saldana. “I have been close to winning there and this track is on my bucket list.”

Saldana has 91 carreer World of Outlaws victories and is aiming to make and break his goal of 100 this season. He chalked up seven victories last season. It is a lofty goal, but the second-generation driver always aims high.

 

 

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to the Antioch Speedway on Sunday March 29

By Gary Thomas

Antioch, CA – February 23, 2015…Always known for action packed racing & close-quarter competition the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds based Antioch Speedway will play host to the World of Outlaws on Sunday March 29 and during it, the Golden State contingent will look to continue its past string of success at the track.

Chris Morgan of Motorsports Ventures is excited about having the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at the venue for the special Sunday evening showcase.

“We’re definitely looking forward to Antioch and think it will be a great show for the California fans. The racing is always so close there and there’s never a dull moment. The local fans really get into the racing as well and the California drivers have performed phenomenal over the last few years when the World of Outlaws have been there. Antioch seems to be a great equalizer and we’ll see what happens on March 29. We’re hoping for a packed house and another photo finish.”

Last year’s event produced the closest finish in World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series history when Kerry Madsen edged out two-time King of the West Series champion Kyle Hirst by just .005 seconds. "I felt like I was running comfortably and managing traffic pretty well, but I just got bottled up there and he got a run," Madsen said. "I was pretty lucky to get away with that one. You definitely had to maneuver through traffic well, because cars were everywhere during the main event."

Of all the tracks that the World of Outlaws compete at in the Golden State, Northern California drivers have seemed to make the most noise at Antioch Speedway against the Greatest Show on Dirt over the last handful of years.

In addition to Hirst’s near win last season, Nor Cal drivers swept the two events held at the speedway in 2013, with Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson claiming the fall event and Fremont’s Shane Golobic winning in the spring. Larson’s win led an all California top-four, as Chico’s Jonathan Allard, San Jose’s Tim Kaeding & Hirst ran second, third & fourth respectively. Golobic’s triumph was his first career World of Outlaws victory and came after holding off veteran Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, Indiana.

In the 2012 event Allard led the first 28-laps of the feature, only to have Donny Schatz sneak by on a green-white-checkered restart. Tim Kaeding however, executed a picture perfect slide job on Schatz in the final corner to claim a thrilling victory. Allard would round out the podium. The inaugural series event at Antioch in 2011 saw 20-time WOO champion Steve Kinser pick up the win, but only after holding off a hard-charging Larson, who blazed through the field from 14th starting.

After winning his first World of Outlaws main event last season at his home track of Silver Dollar Speedway, Allard will look to check one off the list at Antioch Speedway, a track he’s been very close to victory at with the Greatest Show on Dirt. The three-time KWS champ as noted was just two-laps shy of victory in 2012 and very nearly got by Larson on the final lap for the win during the late season event in 2013. The early year showcase that season also saw him lead the first nine-laps in the feature, until Golobic was able to grab the top-spot. In his career Allard also has a trio of King of the West 410 wins at the track.

“I’ve been really close to winning in the past with the World of Outlaws at Antioch, but just haven’t been able to seal the deal yet,” said Allard, who claimed the 61st annual Gold Cup Race of Champions last season in Chico. “Antioch is such a unique track and since it’s so tight, it usually gives the California guys a good shot to run well. I feel like I should have about three wins with the Outlaws there, but these races are so tough to win that you have to be near perfect and have things fall your way. Hopefully we can represent our home state well on March 29 and keep the win in California. I know it’s going to be exciting for the fans.”

With three races complete thus far in the World of Outlaws season Grass Valley, CA’s Brad Sweet sits atop the standings by just four-points over six-time & defending series champion Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota.

Tickets for the Sunday March 29 event are on sale and can be acquired by visiting http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=570&backurl=default.asp or by contacting 1-877-395-8606. General admission tickets cost $39, while reserved grandstand seats cost $45. Children 12 & under are $15 in general admission.

The Antioch Speedway is located on the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds at the corner of 10th and L Streets in Antioch, California. Take SR-4 East (Highway 4) to the Somersville Road North Exit. Follow Somersville Road to 10th Street. Turn Right on 10th Street. The address for the track is 1201 W. 10th Street Antioch, CA 94509. The track is located just a little over an hour from the capital city of Sacramento.

Information about the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series can be found at www.woosprint.com

Past World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series winners at Antioch Speedway

2014- Kerry Madsen 2013- Kyle Larson and Shane Golobic 2012- Tim Kaeding 2011- Steve Kinser

Past winners of KWS Winged 410 events at the track since 2003

2013- Willie Croft and Jonathan Allard 2012- Tim Kaeding, Kyle Hirst & Craig Stidham 2011- Jonathan Allard and Tim Kaeding 2010- Jonathan Allard and Kyle Larson 2009- Tyler Walker and Brent Kaeding 2008- Tyler Walker and Tim Kaeding 2007- Brent Kaeding and Tim Kaeding 2006- Dennis Moore Jr. 2005- Lawrence Edlund and Robert Ballou 2004- Brent Kaeding and Brent Kaeding 2003- Jason Statler

 

 

Twice as Nice for Walsh

It might have taken Sammy Walsh nearly the best part of a decade to record his maiden 410 Sprintcar feature race win, but he rated his second feature race win last Saturday during the latest round of the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship as being more satisfying.

The NSW # 92 Fleck Earthmoving & Plumbing / EWT Auto Dismantlers supported Maxim driver clinched his second feature race of his career in style after pacing the field for majority of the 30-lap distance.

“Winning a feature race the second time around proves that the first one was no fluke,” remarked Walsh, who claimed his maiden feature race earlier in the season.

“I felt that we were the strongest car all night, and it was great to back that up with the feature-race win.”

Walsh, who qualified on the outside of the front row for the feature race, moved into the lead on the eighth lap, and from there, was never headed.

“Once I got to the front, I knew that all I had to was hit my marks, especially in lapped traffic, and I was going to be a good shot at taking the win,” he explained.

“I spent the majority of the feature race running where the majority weren’t – the top of the track, and that was helped by a great setup that we had stuck with for the entire night.”

Apart from the support of his team, Walsh paid homage to his valued sponsors.

“Due to being a small team running on a small budget, without my sponsors we wouldn’t be able to get through the whole season,” he commented.

“It’s great to be able to bring home consistent results for them, and it’s the best possible way for me to thank them for their support.”

Walsh has picked up three podium finishes in a row at Valvoline Raceway, and also remains fourth in the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship point standings.

The night for Walsh started in the best possible fashion by posting the fastest lap in qualifying time trials, and he then backed that up with a fourth in his heat race. As the highest point scorer heading into the pole shootout, he faced Danny Reidy for the right to start from pole position. However, Walsh was disqualified from it due to the chief steward deeming he had jumped the start and therefore started from outside of the front row for the feature race.

Walsh’s next appearance will be on March 7, for the next round of the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship.

Walsh would like to thank Fleck Earthmoving & Plumbing, Walsh Construction, EWT Auto Dismantlers, SVH Auto Body Shop, and www.myspeedway.com.au, for their 2014-15 season support.

To find out more about Walsh, check him out on Facebook by searching Sammy Walsh Autosport.

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Sammy Walsh Media Enquiries: Daniel Powell from Redline Media P 0292 497 305 M 0432 126 210 E daniel@redlinemedia.com.au W www.redlinemedia.com.au

 

 

Bruce Jr. Battles for Pair of Top 10s at Ronald Laney Memorial to Open Season

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2015) - Tony Bruce Jr. summed up his first weekend of racing this season with the word "solid."

Bruce Jr. and his One 8 Motorsports team overcame a mechanical issue on the opening night of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour tripleheader before powering to a pair of top 10s last weekend at East Bay Raceway Park for the Ronald Laney Memorial.

"I feel like we had a solid week," he said. "Whenever there are 70 cars in the pit area you have to have a lot of things go your way and have a fast car at the same time. I felt like we had a top-10 car all weekend long."

The event started on a sour note for Bruce Jr., who advanced from fourth to second place during a heat race last Thursday before a mechanical failure on the final lap didn't allow him to finish the race. That relegated him to the tail of a B Main. Despite rallying from 17th to seventh, Bruce Jr. missed a transfer position and he was forced to use a provisional to start at the back of the 25-lap feature.

"We were fortunate to have a provisional, but we only finished 22nd because we had a water line issue," he said. "We definitely dug ourselves a fairly deep hole going into the next night. We had to perform well on Friday after all of our mishaps on Thursday."

The One 8 Motorsports team responded on Friday as Bruce Jr. maneuvered from fourth to win a heat race. That locked him into the feature and a trip to the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 5 to line up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"The race track took rubber quickly and you had to get in line," he said. "For the guys in the back they could take chances, but up in the front everybody got in line and never got out of the rubber. It was a good solid top 10 though."

Bruce Jr. earned a seventh-place result, which - combined with his overall points total from Thursday night - put him starting on the pole of a qualifier to start Saturday's finale. He led from start to finish to lock himself into the feature starting on the outside of the fourth row.

"We were solid all night long," he said. "We got tight toward the center to the end of the main event and couldn't advance any further than seventh, but any time you can put yourself in the top 10, especially when there are 70 cars, that's a good night. We put ourselves in the hunt."

Bruce Jr. maintained a top 10 throughout the 40-lap, $10,000-to-win feature before ending seventh.

He will return to action with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

"It's going to be one of those deals where we'll probably have 50 cars there," he said. "We'll have to do what we need to do when we get there. I've only been there once in my entire life. We're going to have to be quick learners."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 19 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: DNF (4); B Main: 7 (17); Feature: 22 (23).

Feb. 20 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 7 (5).

Feb. 21 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 7 (8).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lubbock Wrecker Service

With locations in Lubbock and Synder, Texas, Lubbock Wrecker Service has more than 50 years of combined experience providing heavy duty, medium duty and light vehicle towing. For more information, visit http://www.LubbockWrecker.com.

"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 for the 2015 season."

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

 

 

HYPER RACING TO SPONSOR 2015 ARDC POINT FUND

Point Fund Reinstated for 2015 Season

It's been several years since the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) has been able to offer a point fund to its competitors. In season's past, the ARDC membership decided to put its available funds into the purse and dissolve the fund point at that time.

Now, thanks to the support of Hyper Racing, a point fund will be established for the 2015 ARDC season.

"It's a win-win situation for Hyper Racing, ARDC and the racers," explains Hyper Racing's, Mike Dicely. "Hyper will be able to create relationships with the ARDC racers with the promise of providing a points fund for the racers. Dicely adds, "It will help overall ARDC car counts as racers have some monetary reason to attend every race."

Dicely's Hyper Racing got into midget racing in 2013 when the first Hyper midget was introduced into ARDC competition. Ryan Greth and Tony DiMattia were the first to race the Hyper midget chassis and were joined later in the 2013 season by Jim Radney and then Clayton Glassman. With a strong presence in the Micro Sprint 600s, the midget was a natural progression for Dicely's business plan.

Hyper will be supplying parts and Hoosier tires at all ARDC events this season. HTMA Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic is the primary sponsor of all ARDC events.

The 2015 ARDC season gets underway on Friday, April 3 at Linda's Speedway - the first of three shows at the Jonestown, PA speed plant.

 

 

Reidy Runs Fourth

Despite recording the fastest lap and also setting the early place of the feature race, Danny Reidy was left disappointed to miss out on a podium finish in last Saturday night’s latest Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship round.

After qualifying on pole position for the feature race, Reidy powered to the lead and stayed there until lap seven, when he hesitated with some lapped traffic that resulted in him losing the lead. Within half-a-dozen laps, he had went from the leading back to fourth, and that was where he remained through to the finish.

“I was a bit too tight with the setup early on, and it hurt me in lapped traffic,” explained Reidy, who was the only driver to record a lap time during the feature race within the 12-second bracket.

“When I dropped back to the fourth, everyone was on a similar pace, so it made it difficult to regain any ground.”

The NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs supported Maxim driver didn’t start the night in the best of fashion, when he posted the 24th fastest lap in time trials. After starting from the front row of his heat race, he was able to convert that into a win. Due to winning his heat race, he qualified for the pole shootout out of position eight, and from there, he charged his way through to pole position.

For the past two months Reidy has had American Doug Rankin in his corner as crew chief of the Reidy Racing team, and he now heads back to his home in Knoxville, Iowa.

“It has been a lot of fun working with Doug (Rankin), and he has certainly complemented the team,” Reidy praised.

“Having Doug in my corner allowed me to focus more on my driving and it has consequently made a difference in my performance.”

Reidy will now have next weekend off, before returning to Valvoline Raceway on March 7, for what will be the first of four $5,000 to win race meetings in a row to round out the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship battle.

In the Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship point Standings, Reidy remains in seventh.

Reidy would like to thank Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs, P&M Motor Body Repairs, Inglis Race Engines, and Mako Sunglasses, for their 2014-15 season support.

To find out more about Reidy, check him out on Facebook by searching Danny Reidy Racing.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: SPECIAL EVENT TICKET RENEWAL PERIOD RESCHEDULED; WILL BEGIN FEBRUARY 25

by Tommy Goudge (February 21, 2015) - The ticket renewal period for Ohsweken Speedway's 2015 Special Events originally scheduled to begin on Monday, February 23 has been rescheduled and will begin Wednesday, February 25.

Those who purchased their tickets online last year and already have an account with TicketForce will be able to renew their tickets at http://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com beginning at 9:00am on Wednesday, February 25.

Renewals can also be done by phone between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday at 519 717-0023 beginning on Wednesday, February 25. Please leave a detailed message if your call goes to the answering machine, and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Anyone wishing to renew their 2014 Special Event seats must do so by Friday, March 13. Any seats not renewed before the deadline will be available for sale to the general public on Monday, March 16 at 9:00am.

Events with reserved seating at Ohsweken in 2015 include the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown on Tuesday, June 30, the Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 27, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 28, and the 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 18, and Saturday, September 19.

Reserved seats will be available this year for the Night Before The Nationals on Friday, September 18. Those who had reserved seats for the Saturday portion of the 2014 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will have the option of renewing those same seats for both the Night Before the Nationals and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals this year.

Season passes, pit memberships, and pit passes are already on sale, along with tickets for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown. Ohsweken Speedway's 20th season of racing begins on Friday, May 15 with Opening Night 2015. The weekly Friday night racing program will include Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

Stay tuned for news regarding Preferred Camping locations in the coming weeks. Any questions regarding ticket sales and renewals can be directed to Lorraine Pedersen, Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

** PLEASE NOTE: Tickets previously purchased for the Triple Crown Showdown will be mailed beginning in mid-April. **

2015 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway's 20th season of racing begins on Friday, May 15 with Opening Night 2015. The weekly Friday night racing program will include Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more news about Ohsweken Speedway's 20th anniversary season.

2015 ROSTERS Drivers rosters for the 2015 season are already taking shape, and the 2015 roster page is regularly updated on the track website. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to keep an eye on your favourite driver's plans for the 2015 season.

WALL OF FAME The inaugural Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame class will be inducted on Friday, June 12. Nominations are being accepted until February 28. Visit 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 Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O'Neil's Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald's Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland's GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket.

2015 OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY SPECIAL EVENT TICKET PRICING

Triple Crown Showdown – Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved – $30.00 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $25.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $12.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – $10.00

Northern Summer Nationals – Monday, July 27, 2015 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved – $27.00 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $25.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $10.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – $5.00

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Six Nations Showdown” – Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved – $40.00 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $30.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $15.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – $10.00

Night Before The Nationals – Friday, September 18, 2015 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved – $20.00 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $15.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $5.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – $3.00

11th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals – Saturday, September 19, 2015 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+)Reserved – $40.00 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $30.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $ 15.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – $10.00

 

 

SUNY Canton Continues Strong Support Towards Lucas Oil ESS

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – The picturesque campus located in a hamlet of Upstate, New York known as SUNY Canton has returned to be a major backer once again for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) in 2015. SUNY Canton has been a fixture in many forms of local motorsports for years and in return has seen several enroll from the racing fraternity into one of their highly recognized curriculums.

Now in it’s third year, the Central New York Speedweek has been a very popular part of the ESS trail and SUNY Canton will once again be the title sponsor of the five day stretch. Each event pays a minimum of $2,000 to win, $250 to start and also will have a nice point fund awaiting the top ten in points at the end of the week.

The SUNY Canton Series returns for the seventh season and will tally points earned at Can-Am Motorsports Park, Brewerton Speedway, Mohawk Int’l Raceway, Fulton Speedway and with three stops, the Utica-Rome Speedway. These tracks are from areas where SUNY Canton recruits heavily and makes for a very nice series within a series.

For the first time, SUNY Canton will also sponsor a new nightly charger award. Different from our nightly Insinger Performance Hard Charger Award, this award will reward a driver lower in points for a hard earned effort.

SUNY Canton makes education a hands-on engaging experience to prepare its scholars for careers. The College was originally chartered in 1906 as the first postsecondary, two-year college in New York. In 1987, the State University of New York’s Board of Trustees authorized the college's present designation as State University of New York College of Technology at Canton, more commonly known as SUNY Canton.

The College’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. Students learn from engineers; crime scene investigators and former police officers; nurses and doctors; lawyers and entrepreneurs; programmers; in addition to novelists, photographers and videographers. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. For more information, please log on to http://www.canton.edu/

The 32nd Anniversary Tour for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints is just around the corner, with great organizations such as SUNY Canton the race teams will be vying for the most money in the club’s history. And as tradition continues it will be excitement guaranteed!!!

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, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Camara Slate, Engler Machine and Tool, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Beard Sewer and Drain, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Tony Stewart Racing WoO Champion Driver Donny Schatz

To Appear at Las Vegas J.D. Byrider Store March 3

LAS VEGAS (Feb. 20, 2015) - Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz will make an appearance at the J.D. Byrider store in Las Vegas – 5600 West Sahara Ave. – from 5 to 7 p.m. PST March 3 in advance of the seventh annual FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Schatz joins his fellow World of Outlaws (WoO) competitors in Las Vegas for the annual two-race program at the half-mile, dirt oval leading into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400. Schatz earned his sixth WoO championship in 2014 and began his title defense last week during Florida Speedweeks in the season-opening DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida.

The victory gave him 50 wins since the beginning of the 2013 campaign, including a triumph in last year’s Outlaw Showdown finale at Las Vegas. Schatz will pilot the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance/J.D. Byrider/J&J March 4-5 looking to add to his eight career victories at the track – the most of any driver. The two-night showdown at Las Vegas includes two complete nights of qualifying, heat races, a dash and a 30-lap A-Feature. WoO Sprint cars are scheduled to hit the track just after 7 p.m. each night.

The March 3 appearance promotes an 18-year partnership between TSR and J.D. Byrider, the nation’s largest used car and finance franchise. Schatz and his crew will be at the dealership and interact with fans. Those attending will also get an up-close look at the racecar Schatz will compete in and also have a chance to check out the team’s 53-foot race hauler.

For more information regarding JD Byrider, visit www.jdbyrider.com.

For more information regarding the Las Vegas JD Byrider location, visit http://www.jdbyrider.com/used-car-dealerships/las-vegas/las-vegas.

For more information regarding TSR or Schatz, visit www.tonystewartracing.com.

 

 

“NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM MADNESS” TO TAKE PLACE

AT 7 NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE (NSL) SHOWS IN 7 STATES IN 2015

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (February 20, 2015) – The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to partner with the brand-new National Sprint League (NSL) for seven nights of “National Sprint Car Museum Madness” in seven states in 2015. The promotional program, featuring hundreds of lucky-number give-aways and a variety of special guest appearances courtesy of the Knoxville-based museum, will take place at the following NSL races:

May 15 – Jacksonville, Illinois (with Midwest Open Wheel Association),

May 29 – Moberly, Missouri,

July 24 – Denison, Iowa,

August 30 – Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (with Interstate Racing Association),

September 4 – Jackson, Minnesota,

September 6 – Brandon, South Dakota, and

October 2 – Greenwood, Nebraska.

Said museum executive director Bob Baker today, “We are thrilled to be working with Natalie Sather on these seven Museum Madness nights. We want to help make these races become really special events for the sprint car fans in attendance by providing value-added promotions at no cost. We will have the museum’s truck and trailer at all seven NSL shows, with either a restored sprint car or the museum’s state-of-the-art raffle sprint car present. We will also invite special guests, including National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees, to meet and greet the fans at these events. And, lastly, we will be giving away hundreds of National Sprint Car Museum souvenirs at these speedways. If you are a sprint car fan in the Upper Midwest, you will want to attend at least one these special nights this year.”

Those individuals interested in learning more about the “National Sprint Car Museum Madness” special events are urged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com, while those interested in the National Sprint League should visit www.nationalsprintleague.com.

 

 

Racing Returns To Oberlin Speedway

Racing will return to the Decatur County Fair Grounds in 2015 with twelve dates on the schedule for the 2015 season. The Fairground’s 3/8 mile high banked oval will once again come alive with 4 classes of IMCA Sanctioned competition. Modified, Sport Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock will be the featured classes with the Speedway running on Friday Nights. Also the 3rd Annual Bob Salem Memorial will close the season out featuring the United Rebel Sprint Cars in a National points event.

Local promoter Rick Salem and local driver Dave Murray have joined forces to bring racing back to Oberlin and are focused on bringing quality racing back to the community and to the area racers alike. Among the benefits to the racers is a strong contingency program dedicated to improve car counts. “We are trying to do something different for our drivers by offering some great awards at the end of the season and look for these to bring in great car counts and even greater racing” said Salem.

Belleville Motorsports will be sponsoring the Modified and Sport Modified classes with BMS awarding a Chassis to both classes. The winners will be chosen from the Top Ten finishers in points at a drawing to be held at the 2015 Awards Banquet.

EQ Racing Heads will be awarding a set of cylinder heads to the IMCA Stock Car 2015 Track Champion.

In the Stock Car and Hobby Stock divisions the top five drivers in points will be eligible to win a EQ SBC Short Block assembly in each division. The drawings for these will also be held at the 2015 Awards Banquet.

Race dates for the 2015 Season are:

April – 17th April – 24th May - 8th May – 29th June – 12th July - 3 July - 17 July - 24 August - 21 August - 29 Sept 5 – URSS Sprint Cars Sept 6 - URSS Sprint Cars

Track Promoters are working on additional Sponsors for the 2015 Season in an effort to give back to the racers who support the track and the racing fans. Oberlin Speedway will also be working on a Track Point Fund as well as the tradition IMCA point fund.

For more info contact Rick Salem at 475-7010 or email him at rksalem@eaglecom.net

 

 

KSE Racing Products Reign Supreme at DIRTCar Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the DIRTCar Nationals now in the rear view mirror, teams who utilized KSE Racing Products found themselves heading home with coveted Gator trophies that the event offers.

Kicking the week of racing off on Wednesday night during a UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event, Greg Hodnett scored a win for the PA Posse, as he was dominant aboard his Mike Heffner owned No. 27 machine. With a star-studded field in action, Hodnett used his KSE Racing Products to kick his 2015 season off in style.

Thursday night was the second and final night of All Star competition, and fans were treated to a very exciting race between Donny Schatz and Daryn Pittman. With Pittman using his KSE Gen2 Steering Gear to jump out to a monster lead, Schatz used his KSE Racing Products to march his way forward from his 15th starting spot. The last two laps saw the last two World of Outlaw Champions battle for the win, with Pittman holding Schatz off to score the win.

The World of Outlaws series opener was another exciting battle, and for the second night in a row, Schatz and Pittman went toe-to-toe. With Schatz taking the white flag as the race leader, Pittman was able to make an epic pass, and use his KSE Racing Products to storm to his second win of the week.

Saturday night saw Schatz break out of his slump, as he was stout aboard his Tony Stewart Racing entry. Grabbing the lead on the eighth lap of the race, Schatz was never seriously challenged during the final 22 markers as he scored his first win of the season in the USA.

The week-long extravaganza came to a close on Sunday with in what was a high energy non-stop 30-lap feature event. Making some swift moves early in the race, Brad Sweet was able to use his KSE Racing Products to outlast the field en route to his first win of the season. As Sweet celebrated the win, he was joined by his KKR teammate, Daryn Pittman, who hoisted his third Gator of the weekend, as he was crowned DIRTCar Nationals champion.

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WORLD OF OUTLAWS EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH VP RACING FUELS

VP to be Official Fuel of World of Outlaws Sprint Car and Late Model Series Through 2017

SAN ANTONIO, TX (February 20, 2015) VP Racing Fuels today announced the extension of its sponsorship of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car and Late Model Series through 2017. With the agreement, VP will continue as the “Official Fuel” for each series and provide trackside fuel service at select events from the season kickoff DIRTcar Nationals in Florida to the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Racers can contact their designated VP Regional Distribution Center to confirm the trackside fuel service for each scheduled event.

“Extending our partnership with VP Racing Fuels is an easy decision,” said Brian Carter, World of Outlaws CEO. “Not only does VP have excellent products for our competitors, but their promotion of short track racing and attention to detail is second to none. Our two companies work extremely well together, and we’re looking forward to continuing the growth of short track racing.”

“The World of Outlaws has been a great partner and we value our relationship, which is now in its eighth year,” said Chris Wall, VP’s Chief Marketing Officer. “WoO offers a great platform to promote VP’s industry leading race fuels which racers and engine builders alike have come to embrace for increased power, consistency and superior engine protection. A great example is VP’s Late Model Plus™ which was Darrell Lanigan’s exclusive fuel of choice in his record-breaking run to 17 race wins and third series championship this past season.”

According to Wall, the sponsorship also provides the opportunity to promote VP’s growing roster of consumer products as well as its VP-branded gas stations and convenience stores which continue to roll out across the country. VP’s consumer products include VP Madditive® performance chemicals, VP Small Engine Fuels for 2- and 4-cycle outdoor power equipment, VP PowerWash™ and VP Sportsman’s Containers®.

More information about VP’s fuels and other products is available online at VPRacingFuels.com. To find a local dealer, contact your VP regional distribution center listed online at http://www.vpracingfuels.com/contactus.html.

Technical questions regarding fuel selection and tuning can be directed to VP Tech Support at 302-521-1767 or ovaltracktech@vpracingfuels.com.

VP Racing Fuels is best known as the World Leader in Race Fuel Technology™, fueling champions in virtually every form of motorsport on land, sea and air since 1975. In addition to World of Outlaws Sprint Car and Late Model Series, VP is the Official Racing Fuel of DIRTcar Racing, Tudor United SportsCar Championship, AMA Supercross, NMRA, NMCA, Pirelli World Challenge, PDRA and Rally America, among more than 60 VP-sponsored series and sanctioning bodies.

As part of a retail branding program, gas stations and convenience stores across the U.S. are being branded as VP Racing Fuels, with each providing distribution for VP’s other product lines, including ethanol-free VP Small Engine Fuels, formulated for 2- and 4-cycle outdoor power equipment; VP Madditive™ performance chemicals; VP PowerWash™ and more. VP also markets VP PowerMaster® hobby fuels for R/C racing. More information is available online at VPRacingFuels.com, VP-SEF.com or PowermasterFuels.com.

 

 

Qualifying - the key to success Official release: Blake Skipper Racing February 20, 2015

There might be still five shows to go for this season but Blake Skipper and the team are also looking ahead to 2015/2016.

After a tough start to the season back in October, there has been glimpses of goodness in recent weeks and the team, building off that, will finish off this season with eyes firmly on the next.

“The rest of the season for me is just about laps and building ourselves up for next season we are starting to understand this frame more and more and all I can hope for is a lot of good results and fast laps against some of the country’s best,” the likeable racer said today.

After that tough start, one could be forgiven if they just took a time out and regrouped, but not Blake. He battled through and it looks like he has started the find the gold at the end of the rainbow.

“It has been tough,” Blake admits, “but I am ready as I'm ever going to be this weekend. I feel the week off has definitely helped. It's always nice to have a week to regroup and go again.”

Going into tomorrow night, as is always the case with such a big field nominated, Blake cites qualifying as the most important aspect of the night to get yourself “set up”.

“I'm really hoping that everything comes together this weekend. Starting with qualifying it would be nice to get a good pill draw and hopefully put a much better two laps in then I have lately. Then we can let the rest of the night kick on from there.”

This Saturday night will see the final Sprintcar show for February before the busy month of March closes of the Sydney Sprintcar season. Focus then will turn to the off season in preparation to do it all again next summer!

As always, there will be live updates trackside on Blake’s Facebook page. Connect at facebook.com/blakeskipperracing.

Blake Skipper Racing would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2014/15 season;

Champion Spark Plugs Bullant Performance Fuchs Wafflepod Walker’s Haulage Onesteel Awesome Racewear Diamond Balustrades Southern Fasteners Abetta Glass Finish Felsch Race Engines Australia Wide Towing K & W Skipper Constructions Pty Ltd

 

 

Toby taking it all in his stride Official release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport February 20, 2015

As he enters this weekend’s 17th round of the Sprintcar Track Championship at Valvoline Raceway, Toby Bellbowen will be focusing on two things. Firstly, to find some long lost form and secondly to get that elusive feature race win.

Sitting in sixth in the track championship it has reached the go hard stage as the season winds down with only five more rounds programmed.

“We need to find the form that we had earlier on in the year,” Toby admits when talking about the last couple of weeks. “Our qualifying has let us down lately, and that forces us to work our tails off the rest of the night. I feel confident that we can get the job done if we can qualify better.”

There is no time for soul searching though as the final five rounds are slotted into the next six weeks.

“We learn every week from racing, and we take that into the next race. Mentally I feel pretty well prepared, like most other weekends. It's important to have a consistent prep for every race.”

After the last show, there has been plenty of hype surrounding Toby and a fellow competitor after a heated exchange after the B-Main that simmered throughout the night. That being said, he understands the need to get back to business and focus on what needs to be done.

“It doesn't bother me too much. I'm not going to race any different than I normally do. I try to always race hard, clean, and fair.

“I've been racing for too long to be disturbed by one race that didn't work out for whatever reason. You're going to get those guys that find it hard to race with you, and you'll get the guys that come up to you after a race and shake your hand. But once you know how to race, you don't really change your style for one person, or after one incident. Everyone makes mistakes from time to time and I'm sure he realises where he went wrong by now.”

Following this weekend, there will be one more “off week” before the month of March will see the final four rounds, along with increased prize money.

If you haven’t already, make sure you come to the truck prior to the night starting or after the racing to get your 2014/15 t-shirt, hoodie or a cap. You can also connect with Toby via Facebook at facebook.com/tobybellbowen70.

Toby would like to acknowledge the following sponsors for their wonderful support of the 2014/15 season.

Hog’s Breath Cafe Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire Lander Toyota Vortex Race Products Duncan & Foster Engine Reconditioning B & B Graphics Murrell Distribution

 

 

Jackson is looking for a win this weekend Official release: Jackson Delamont Motorsport February 20, 2015

The last five meetings, Jackson Delamont, on average, has been the most consistent driver at Valvoline Raceway. He will certainly be hoping that continues as he and the team contest round seventeen of the Valvoline Raceway track championship.

The quietly spoken, polite young man throws all that out of the window when he is behind the wheel of the black #48 and during the past month has passed a serious amount of cars and in turn has moved up the ladder in the points chase.

“We just need to time trial a little better . . . or worse and get a front row starting spot for the heat and make the Pole Shuffle,” Jackson said today about getting his first win of the season.

“Lately, we have been coming from towards the back of the field and been passing plenty of cars, but I think if we can snare a starting spot at or near the front, anything is possible.”

Surprisingly Jackson relishes the challenge of starting deep in the pack for an A-Main. “For me personally it adds to the challenge. I’m not saying I would prefer to start at the back each week, but as a driver, it is more fun to start at the back, run wheel to wheel, passing cars. Especially on a racy track, it is fun.”

Going into tomorrow night, Jackson sits fifth in points, 182 points off the leader James Thompson. He will need a miracle to win the championship, however, gaining a few more positions is certainly not out of the realm of possibility.

You can catch Jackson at the track during the month of March at Valvoline Raceway following tomorrow night plus you can connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jacksondelamont48.

Jackson Delamont Motorsport would like to thank the following for their support of the 2014/15 season;

Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines

 

 

Reutzel Wins King of 360’s Nationals Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, TAMPA, Fla. (February 19, 2015) – “That was a heckuva racetrack!” Aaron Reutzel exclaimed as he climbed from his winning Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car at East Bay Raceway Park on Thursday night.

And a heckuva race car. That pretty much summed it up as the Clute, TX, racer successfully kicked off his Lucas Oil ASCS National championship pursuit with a victory in the opening leg of East Bay Raceway Park’s “King of 360’s” Nationals.

Reutzel battled with Pennsylvania shoe Mark Smith in the early stages then emerged from a heated duel with Terry McCarl in traffic to take the win in Thursday’s 25-lap preliminary feature event aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine.

After making a last-lap move to win his heat race from the sixth starting position, Reutzel started the main event in eighth and was up to third within three laps aboard the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine.

Reutzel and Mark Smith swapped the lead repeatedly over the next several rounds before Smith slipped away, with East Bay ace McCarl entering the mix and shuffling Reutzel back to third just past the midway point.

“The car was great to begin with, then I’m not sure what happened,” Reutzel explained afterward. “I don’t know if we had a tire going down or what, but it took me about five laps to get going after the cautions.”

Once he got going in the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics machine though, there was no stopping Reutzel.

Reutzel raced past Smith for second on the 17th lap and then battled past McCarl to take the lead for keeps on the 19th circuit, slipping away over the final rounds to post his second overall win of a young 2015 season.

“The car was great and that was a great track to race on, I’m looking forward to the next two nights,” Reutzel concluded.

Reutzel will try to accumulate more points in Friday’s preliminary action in hopes of being among the top six in overall points that will lock into Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win Ronald Laney Memorial.

For those unable to attend, all the action is live via PPV at www.xsan.tv.

2015 Quick Stats: 8 races, two wins, three top-fives, four front-row feature starts.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action continues at East Bay Raceway Park’s “King of 360’s” Nationals on Friday and Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

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

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

 

 

AUSSIE TITLE DONE AND DUSTED FOR ECP RACING (compiled by Sonya Farr)

official press release: ECP Racing February 19, 2015

Well the sun has set on the 2015 Aussie Title for ECP Racing.

Here’s a look back over the two nights last weekend to check in on how the team faired amidst the typically hectic nature of the Championship.


Friday Night - The boys rolled into Quit Bunbury Speedway Friday afternoon after a motor change on the Thursday in the Hi-Tec Oils Q7 Maxim.

Knowing that the marble draw would be critical for the weekend, Robbie drew P6 and P3 (invert for the second round of heats), and finished 5th and 1st respectively, which was certainly a positive start in anyone’s language.

The heat results saw Robbie 5th on points overall and that locked him into a third row start in the 20 lap preliminary A Main. 
Another marble draw for the third round of heats saw the Q7 line up in Heat 15 out of P4, with a P2 finish. 


The preliminary A-main was rather uneventful for 20 laps, with very few position changes from the starting order. With only half point increments in the finishing positions, the team were content with coming home in 5th and rolling out of the first night 2nd on points overall.

Saturday Night - With points so tight amongst the top cars (only 12 points between 1st and 13th) the final heat race was going to be critical.

Starting out of P7 in the final heat and finishing 5th would result in starting the A Main out of the fourth row. Two more positions in that heat would have seen the Q7 off the front! 


The start of the A Main wasn't what the team was hoping for, with young WA driver Callum Williamson falling victim to a rough track and getting sideways in front of the field on the start.

Robbie made contact and although was able to keep the car going until the reds came on, the crew already had concerns that the damage sustained would be enough to end their race.

Robbie restarted but only completed another 5 laps before pulling infield with the right front shock tower broken off the chassis!

Although a disappointing end to the weekend, the team was happy with the car and look forward to heading back to Bunbury for the annual Krikke Boys event on the long weekend in March where Robbie holds an unrivaled 6 wins in that event.

Congrats to David Murcott and Horrell Motorsport on their win, and thanks to all our sponsors for your ongoing support!

This weekend ECP Racing competes in the WSS final at the Perth Motorplex.

Keep up to date with all the last minute information on East Coast Pipeline Racing at www.ecpracing.com as well as the team’s official Facebook page at East Coast Pipe Line Racing.

East Coast Pipeline Racing would again like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal corporate sponsors for their ongoing support: Hi-Tec Oils, Vermeer, East Coast Pipeline, Australia Wide Drilling, Australian Portable Camps, Golden City Trucks, Garrett Race Engines, Pipeline Plant Hire, IOR Energy, PWR Radiators, Bell Helmets, Buttlerbuilt Seats, Revolution Racegear.

 

 

Cold Conditions Can’t Stop Hot Hodnett in FL

2/17/2015

Frigid temperatures and past history stacked up to conspire against Greg Hodnett at Volusia Speedway Park, but the driver of the Heffner Racing #27 XXX and his crew fought through both to pick up their first win of 2015 on their first race night of the year over the All Star Circuit of Champions this past Wednesday. All of us at Triple X Race Components want to congratulate Greg, Mike, Ryan, Sean and everyone else involved with Heffner Racing on the big win. You can join the huge contingent of drivers who use XXX chassis and components to propel them to victory lane. Our large network of dealers is ready to serve you – find them by visiting us online at www.xxxraceco.com or call us at 866.632.9925.

For Hodnett, Volusia has been a house of horrors typically. According to an interview conducted with Pennlive journalist Jeremy Elliot, Hodnett thought of Volusia as a place where “We’ve struggled for different reasons…it just seemed like we weren’t that fast when we unloaded.” After switching to a XXX chassis and winning his final race of 2014, Hodnett unloaded on Wednesday night at Volusia with his new XXX and immediately found the speed he’d been lacking in previous years. After qualifying 2nd quick, Hodnett moved from 6th to 4th in his heat, earning him a spot in the dash. After winning the dash, Greg took off like a rocket and was never seriously challenged on his way to a dominant 30 lap victory.

 

 

Reutzel Kicks Off Title Chase at East Bay!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (February 19, 2015) – It all begins tonight.

For Aaron Reutzel, the pursuit of the $60,000 Lucas Oil ASCS National championship begins as the “King of the 360’s” Nationals fires off at Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park.

The three-night event culminates with Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win Ronald Laney Memorial.

The East Bay triple marks the first of 40 nights of ASCS National action at more than 20 different tracks throughout the nation.

And while the Clute, TX, driver turns his first laps atop the storied Florida clay oval this weekend in the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car, he likes what he sees going into the event.

“We watched some of the late model stuff last week and it looks like a racy place, hopefully it’ll be wide and slick off some just the way we like it,” Reutzel said.

After finishing off the 2014 season in strong form and kicking off this year with a win already in 410-ci Sprint Car competition, Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team enter the season among the leading contenders for the ASCS National title.

It starts out with three nights of full-points action against a stacked field that includes a host of heavy hitters along with the usual contingent of rugged ASCS contenders.

“It’ll be tough with guys like Lasoski, Sides, McCarl, Hodnett and Holtgraver here,” Reutzel says. “Hopefully we have a little bit of luck on our side this weekend.”

Reutzel topped the win charts on the ASCS National Tour with four triumphs last year and is ready to add more aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine.

“We’re ready for this, this will be a good opportunity to get off to a strong start,” Reutzel commented.

After battling it out aboard the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt mount over the next three nights against an expected field of more than 50 rivals, Reutzel and crew will head 100 miles or so north on I-75 to Ocala’s Bubba Raceway Park for a two-night tilt next Friday and Saturday.

While Reutzel tackles East Bay Raceway Park this weekend for the first time, he has already turned some laps at Bubba Raceway Park, posting a runner-up finish in All Star Circuit of Champions competition aboard the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics entry just two weeks ago.

But first, it’s time to take care of some business at East Bay Raceway Park this weekend.

2015 Quick Stats: 7 races, one win, two top-fives, four front-row feature starts.

Up Next: The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season opener at Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park on February 19-21.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

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

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

 

 

East Bay Raceway Park on the Weekend Card for Danny Holtgraver 14th Annual $10,000 ‘Ronald Laney Memorial’ Highlights Three Day Event

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

February 19th, 2015 (Tampa, FL) - After spending nearly a week at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida competing at the ‘DIRTcar Nationals’ with the All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will switch gears and turn their attention towards ‘360’ sprint car competition at the East Bay Raceway Park. Holtgraver will join the ASCS ‘360’ National Tour for three consecutive nights of action at the Tampa, Florida venue; hoping to secure a ‘Ronald Laney Memorial - King of the 360’s’ title for a second time in his career.

The 2015 ‘Ronald Laney Memorial’ will take shape this Thursday through Saturday, February 19th - 21st; with preliminary action beginning later this evening. Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will participate in both $2,000-to-win preliminary events on Thursday and Friday, hoping to secure enough points to qualify for the $10,000-to-win ‘Ronald Laney Memorial - King of the 360’s’ finale on Saturday night. Danny Holtgraver, a former Lernerville Speedway track champion, was the 2013 ‘King of the 360’s.’

“We had a rough week at Volusia but we are ready to put that behind us and move on” explained Holtgraver, “I love going back to East Bay...I’ve always had my share of success there and we actual won (King of the 360’s) back in 2013...this entire Phoenix Racing team works really hard...I can’t thank Tom and Sherry Leidig enough for what they do for me...Bonzai Bruns has been great to work with...hopefully we can rebound and put this ‘59’ in victory lane at East Bay.”

Those interested in learning more about the upcoming ‘Ronald Laney Memorial’ can do so by logging on to the official online home of East Bay Raceway Park: www.eastbayracewaypark.com.

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

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2015 Highlights - Earned three consecutive Top-Ten finishes with the All Star Circuit of Champions at the Bubba Raceway Park on February 6th, 7th & 8th.

2015 Wins: 0

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Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Auto Electric of Jupiter, Florida, Southern Pacific Farms, Momentum Shocks and Work Room to the Trade.

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

 

 

Brodix Cylinder Heads Part of the Lucky Giveaway Program. By Dean Reynolds

Company Name: Brodix Cylinder Heads

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

Contact #: (479) 394-1075 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brodixinc

Twitter: @BRODIXheads

Part of the Program Since: 2007

SYRACUSE, NY – Brodix Cylinder Heads has been a part of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) Lucky Giveaway Program since in its inception. The company based out of Mena, AR. has been producing top of the line cylinder heads for over 40 years.

It remains the foremost goal of Brodix, Inc. to develop the highest quality, most innovative and dependable products for our customers. By working together to continuously learn, develop, and improve, we can ensure future success to make Brodix, Inc. and our customers stand above the competition.

Brodix has enjoyed many successes over the years in every form of auto racing. Many, many records, championships, and titles have been won with Brodix products. With the blend of old and new ideas, the future looks bright. Continuous research and development is a way of life at Brodix.

Brodix supplied a set of ASCS heads with the winner in 2014 being Jeff Cook. Brodix continues to be the leading ASCS 360 sprint car head manufacturer and a big supporter of ESS as well as 360 sprint car racing in general.

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The Lucky Giveaway Program was developed on 2007 to reward race teams that faithfully follow the ESS tour for that particular year. Teams that complete at least 2/3rds of the tour will receive from the main Lucas Oil Point Fund as well as products from the Giveaway Program.

Companies interested in the Program can contact Dean Reynolds at DeanR@empiresupersprints.com or can call the ESS office at (315) 391-6965.

The Lucky Program in 2014 was participated by: Brodix Cylinder Heads, JE Pistons, Fox Shocks/Fastline Performance, Nouse Sign and Graphics/K1 Racegear, Simpson Safety, Panchos Racing Products, Aero Wings, Vahlco Wheels, M&W Aluminum Products, Zamp Helmets, TI22 Performance, SST Shock Technology, Beyea Headers, Five Star Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, ATL Fuel Cells, Maxim Racing.

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Camara Slate, Engler Machine and Tool, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Beard Sewer and Drain, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

SCHATZ LEADS J&J BRIGRADE IN DIRTCAR NATIONALS

McKENZIE, TN - Donny Schatz led a strong group of J&J Auto Racing drivers into the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. The driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J scored a World of Outlaws victory, added a pair of runner-up finishes and another top-10 in five starts at the half-mile, dirt oval.

DONNY SCHATZ

The six-time and reigning World of Outlaws driver was consistent during the five nights of action at Volusia. After some bad luck in Wednesday night's All-Star Circuit of Champions feature when his No. 15 J&J was hooked onto by Dave Blaney, Schatz was in the hunt the next three nights. In Thursday's All-Star 30-lap A-Main, Schatz started 15th and charged to the front. He made a last-lap bid for the lead, but had to settle for second. In Friday's World of Outlaws season opener, Schatz started sixth and led late in the 30-lap A-Feature, but he lost horsepower on the final lap and came home second for the second consecutive night. The Fargo, North Dakota driver dominated Saturday night's WoO A-Feature en route to his first WoO victory of 2015 and 173rd of his career. In Sunday's finale, he charged from 17th to 10th.

OTHER SOLID FINISHES: Steve Kinser qualified for all five feature events driving Tony Stewart Racing's No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies J&J and earned the pole position in Saturday's main event. The 20-time WoO champion finished third in the feature to give J&J two of the top-three spots…Chad Kemenah (No. 10h J&J), Danny Holtgraver (No. 59 J&J), Tim Shaffer (No. 45 J&J), Sam Hafertepe, Jr., (No. 15h J&J), Robbie Stillwaggon (No. 12 J&J), Dave Blaney (No. 98 J&J) and Kraig Kinser (No. 11k J&J) all made feature event fields behind the wheel of J&J's during the DIRTcar Nationals.

 

 

Kemenah Picks Up A Hard Charger Award At Volusia During Florida Speedweek
By: Joe Burrage
Barberville, Fla. (February 18, 2015) - Chad Kemenah and the Hunter Racing Team picked a Hard Charger Award on Saturday night at the Volusia Speedway Park against the World of Outlaws. Kemenah started in the 22nd position and was able to advance nine positions in the feature to finish in 13th place.
"Picking up a Hard Charger Award with the World of Outlaws is not an easy thing to do especially here at Volusia," said Kemenah. "We struggled in qualifying and that really set us back for the heat race but Brian (Kemenah) made a few changes to the car and we were able transfer through our heat race. The feature was tough because everyone was so fast but we were able to move around on the track and make our way forward, so we can't complain about that. The car is starting to feel good and hopefully we can park the Hunter Racing No. 10H in victory lane before we leave Florida."
On Sunday evening Kemenah was back in action at the Volusia Speedway Park for the final night of the 2015 Dirt Car Nationals with the World of Outlaws. The evening started off tough for Kemenah as he timed in 19th quick and finished in the seventh position in his heat race forcing the four time All Star Champion to run the B-Main. Starting in the fourth position getting a good start and staying out of trouble was crucial and Kemenah did just that by finishing in the third position after the quick 12-Lap; Last Chance Showdown was completed.
Starting in the 19th position for the 30-Lap feature Kemenah was confident he could move forward like he did on Saturday night. When the race started Kemenah was able to hold his position after the first lap and from there he started to slowly make his way forward. Using the bottom of the speedway to move forward Kemenah decided to change his line just after the halfway point of the feature to try the cushion and the car felt great.
In the closing stages of the feature Kemenah was able to make his up to the 15th position as he started to catch David Gravel who was directly in front of him. Kemenah tried to pass the Roth Motorsports No.83 car coming out of turn four but was unsuccessful and he crossed the finish line in the 15th position.
"Our week here at Volusia was not to bad, we raced pretty good but when we qualify like we did it really hurts us in our heat races and the feature when were starting so deep in the field," said Kemenah. "I have to thank Rob and Rita Hunter for allowing us to come down here to Florida to race against the best of the best, we have a great team assembled here. I also have to thank Kistler Engines, Champion Racing Oil, K&N Filters and everyone associated with this team, we will get our qualifying under control and keep this Hunter Racing No.10H towards the front."
Chad Kemenah and the Hunter Racing Team will stay in Florida and race with the ASCS at the East Bay Raceway on Thursday, February 19th through Saturday, February 20th. Be sure to follow Chad Kemenah on Twitter at CKR_10H for all the latest updates from the track.

 

All Stars return to party central.

It has become a tradition for the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series to hold its final round at Timmis Speedway, Mildura and and this season will be the same with the venue hosting the event for the 6th year on Saturday 28th February.

The end of season celebrations will begin on Friday 27th at the Setts Hotel, 110-114 Eighth Street for an informal get together. A Car Display at the Gateway Tavern on Saturday morning followed by the End of Season Championship Pit Party after the races Saturday night.

“We continue to hold our Presentation Pit Party at the end of our race meeting as this works well for all our teams. It’s a nice informal way to say thanks to everyone for their efforts, for the thousands of miles travelled and for the memories we have shared together being a part of our All Star Series.” Promoter Mandy Searle tells us.

“With the points as close as they are again we can guarantee the racing will be spectacular. SA75 Scott Bogucki currently sits in first place but has only a small margin of 16 points. Sitting in second is SA71 Sam Putland, V34 Brenten Farrer 3rd, V83 Chris Solomon 4th and V4 Phil Lock rounding out the top 5. It really is another series championship that will be decided on the night. We love returning to Mildura and this season will be another highlight for us even if a bit sad because it’s the end of the year for us – which I hate.” says Searle.

 

 

Infinity Shocks Sponsors Non-Wing 410 Power Rankings!

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (February 18, 2015) – Infinity Shocks has signed on as title sponsor of the Non-Wing 410 Sprint Car Portion of the Open Wheel Power Rankings for 2015.

A part of the recurring “The Wheatley Chronicles” series of articles on www.racinboys.com, the Open Wheel Power Rankings are determined by cumulative points based on a sliding scale dependent upon car count at Sprint Car and Midget events across all sanctions and non-sanctions throughout North America.

In addition to the Infinity Shocks Non-Wing 410 Power Rankings, other divisions in the Open Wheel Power Rankings include STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Cars, Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Sprint Cars, Midgets and 305’s presented by Dodge City Raceway Park.

Infinity Shocks is dedicated to meeting your shock needs for all variety of Sprint Car, Midget and Micro Sprint racing. Keep track of Infinity Shocks via the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/infinity.shocks.

Now the Infinity Shocks Non-Wing 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings, Robert Ballou came away with the number one ranking in 2014 after Dave Darland edged Bryan Clauson for the top spot in 2013.

Ballou took the top ranking in 2014 by 72 points over Darland with others among the top ten including Jon Stanbrough, Clauson, Justin Grant, Brady Short, Chase Stockon, Brady Bacon, Chad Boespflug and Shane Cottle as 293 different drivers earned points in 224 events.

The initial events to award points towards the Infinity Shocks Non-Wing 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings is this weekend’s set of USAC races at Ocala’s Bubba Raceway Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with another trio of USAC tilts next weekend at East Bay Raceway Park next on the docket.

The Wheatley Chronicles brings insight and highlights from all variety of racing series throughout the nation in 2014 and beyond along with the Open Wheel Power Rankings on a regular basis. Please send any comments, questions, or critiques regarding The Wheatley Chronicles at www.racinboys.com to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Woodchuck Saloon Bar & Grille to Present Oswego SBS Twin 20 Features on August 22

OSWEGO, NY (February 18, 2015) – Woodchuck Saloon Bar & Grille, in conjunction with Bubs Enterprises, will be a presenting sponsor of Oswego Speedway’s Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Twin 20 main events on Saturday, August 22 at the ‘Steel Palace’ oval.

The Woodchuck Saloon, Oswego’s premier biker bar, is located at 1 Mitchell St. in Oswego and is open seven days a week with daily food specials and lunch delivery available.

With karaoke every Friday night at 8 p.m. as well as Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m., the Woodchuck Saloon takes pride in being a blue collar working man’s saloon where the beer is cold, the food is great, and the laughter is loud.

The Woodchuck Saloon also invites customers to take advantage of their catering menu, which provides several menu items in-house, on location, for pickup for delivery.

For more information on all that the Woodchuck Saloon Bar & Grille offers visit online at www.woodchucksaloon.com.

The Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin 20’s on August 22, along with a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main event, will mark the final night of the regular season at Oswego Speedway before Budweiser International Classic Weekend.

Last year Kreig Heroth and Mike Bruce claimed victories in the SBS twin mains.

Oswego Speedway’s racing season will be on Saturday, May 9 with the Speedway’s 65th annual opening night celebration presented by Planet Fitness and Mitchell’s Speedway Press with mains for the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, as well as the 75-lap Richie Evans Memorial for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646. Visit the Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Sides Scores Four Top 10s During DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2015) - Jason Sides has been rejuvenated following a stellar opening to the season during the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park last weekend.

Sides earned a top-10 finish in four of the five races at the fastest half-mile dirt track.

"It could always be better, but after last year to have four pretty good runs like we did was good," he said. "I don't even know if we had four top 10s last year overall. That was a really good to start the season."

Sides kicked off the event a week ago Wednesday by qualifying sixth quickest before he advanced through his heat race and into the All Star Circuit of Champions dash. After placing sixth in the dash, Sides maintained a top 10 throughout the main event before ending with a 10th-place result.

"The track was wet and right around the top," he said. "I got worn out real quick. For whatever reason I got tired."

He returned to Volusia Speedway Park on Thursday for another All Star Circuit of Champions event. Sides timed in 11th during qualifying and placed sixth in a heat race. He then picked up a position during the feature to finish ninth.

"There was a little on top and a little on bottom," he said. "You just finished where you started. It didn't seem like there was a whole lot of passing."

The midpoint of the DIRTcar Nationals signified the start of three straight World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events beginning last Friday. Sides qualified third quickest and he scored a fourth-place result in a heat race to advance into the dash. After placing eighth in the dash, Sides battled for a top 10 throughout the main event before settling for an 11th-place result.

"Having a good qualifying effort and making the dash was really good," he said. "It could have been better off in the feature, but some nights you'll have that."

Sides continued his consistency at Volusia Speedway Park on Saturday, when he timed in seventh quickest, placed fourth in a heat race and maneuvered from 11th to an eighth-place result in the main event.

"I just wish I had moved to the top a little sooner," he said. "Once I actually got up there it was really good."

The DIRTcar Nationals wrapped up on Sunday with Sides qualifying fourth quickest. He finished fifth in a heat race to lock himself into the dash, which he ended third. Sides then overcame a slow start to post a fourth-place finish during the main event.

"When we got to the first corner (Daryn) Pittman turned in front of me and I lost all the air on the wings," he said. "I was stuck in the middle. We fell back to ninth and had to work our way back up there so we were happy with the finish. It was a great effort by the whole team. Scott (Gerkin) and Paul (Sides) did a great job all weekend. Everybody was working together."

Sides will compete this Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. The event is close to longtime supporter Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc.

"WTS helps me out so much that you want to run good for them, especially down here at a track they help," said Sides, who won the event in 2002.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 11 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 5 (5); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 10 (6).

Feb. 12 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 6 (3); Feature: 9 (10).

Feb. 13 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (4); Dash: 8 (5); Feature: 11 (8).

Feb. 14 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 8 (11).

Feb. 15 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 5 (3); Dash: 3 (1); Feature: 4 (3).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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 - King Racing Products

King Racing Products builds the strongest, lightest and most affordable American made sprint car products. For more information, visit http://www.KingRacingProducts.com.

"King Racing Products has been a big supporter of Sides Motorsports and we wouldn't be able to travel up and down the road with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series without their partnership," Sides said. "King Racing Products builds a great selection of parts for racers so I would encourage every driver to give them a shot."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, Clean Seal, Inc., Dancer Logistics, Inc., Jim Schuhknecht, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, FSR Radiators, Wings Unlimited, BR Motorsports, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads and VRP Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

Gravel Shows Great Speed at DIRTCar Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- David Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team resumed their 2015 campaign last week as they took part in the five-night DIRTCar Nationals at the Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL.

“I was pleased with how we raced all week long, but we just struggled to get in a good starting position, so that is definitely something we want to improve on,” Gravel said.

Taking on the All Star Circuit of Champions both Wednesday and Thursday night, Gravel timed in 15th fastest and 10th fastest respectively, putting him well inside the heat race inversion.

Following a heat race win on Wednesday night, Gravel would advance to the feature event where he lined the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83 machine up in the 15th position.

With the track right around the top, Gravel was able to do some moving and shaking, as he sliced, and diced his way through the field, as he took hard charger honors by way of his seventh place finish.

Thursday night saw Gravel finish fourth in heat race action, and start right behind the dash cars in the feature event, as he gridded the field in the fifth row. Running inside the Top-10 during the duration of the race, Gravel battled with Joey Saldana and Cody Darrah, as he grabbed a second consecutive seventh place finish.

Friday night brought on the World of Outlaws Series opener, and things got off to a rocky start, as the Watertown, CT driver timed in 21st fastest.

Working his way to a fourth place finish in his heat race, Gravel would put on a passing clinic in the feature event.

After lining up 19th, Gravel would again navigate through traffic very well around the world’s fastest ½ mile, and earn the first KSE Hard Charger award of the season, as he surged his way forward to a ninth place finish.

Timing in 11th fastest on Saturday night, Gravel would slip back to finish third in his heat race, putting him in the eighth row for the 30-lap feature event.

In a race that nearly went non-stop, Gravel would continue to do as he did all week, and move forward, as he gained four positions on this night with an 11th place finish.

The Sunday night finale kicked off with the Roth Enterprises entry getting timed in ninth fastest before another third place finish in heat race action.

Rolling off 11th for the eventual non-stop 30 lap A main, Gravel would spend much of the race battling with Shane Stewart and Logan Schuchart as they jockeyed for position inside the Top-10.

When the checkered flag flew after an action packed feature race, Gravel would close out the 2015 DIRTCar Nationals with a 14th place finish.

“It was great to have that much speed out of the box.” Gravel added. “I feel like if I could get us timed in better, and take advantage of some front row starting spots to get us in the dash, then we could have contended for some wins, but it is something to build on. My guys, Sonny, Brandon, John, and Jeff did a great job all week long, and I thank them for their hard work. I also have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for supporting us, and giving me the opportunity to compete for them.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2015.

2015 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-10, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-5.

ON TAP: Gravel and the Roth Motorsports team will now head west as they are scheduled to be in action at the Las Vegas Dirt Track March 4-5th, and take on the USA Raceway in Tucson, AZ on March 7th.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and by following David on Twitter @davidgravel83.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_Media.

 

 

Destiny Motorsports and Craig Dollansky Get World Of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Campaign Underway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Destiny Motorsports, and driver Craig Dollansky, made the trip to Florida for the 2015 DIRTCar Nationals, which also kicked off the first three shows of the 2015 World of Outlaws schedule.

“I would have liked our Destiny Motorsports team to have better results over the five nights of racing during the DIRTCar Nationals,” Dollansky said. “We weren’t able to get qualified better than 15th, which is something we need to work on, but we did learn some things during our trip.”

Taking on the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, Wednesday and Thursday night, Dollansky and his Destiny Motorsports team timed in 24th fastest during the opener of the five-night event, before finishing sixth in his heat race aboard the MonDak Portables/Aggressive Hydraulics/Benic Enterprises backed entry.

Scheduled to start 23rd in the feature event, Dollansky would end up starting in the 21st position after a competitor scratched from the race. When the action came to life, Dollansky did what many others could not do, and that was pass cars.

Slowly working his way through the pack, the Elk River, MN driver would carve his way forward to a 13th place finish.

Returning to action on Thursday night, Dollansky kicked things off by timing his machine in 23rd quickest before finishing fifth in his heat race.

Taking the green flag for the 30-lap A Main event in the 11th row, Dollansky searched around the extremely slick Volusia Speedway Park for grip. Battling with the likes of Steve Kinser, and Sam Haffertepe, Dollansky would ultimately pull off the racing surface at the halfway point, ending his night, as he was credited with a 22nd place finish.

Friday night brought the World Of Outlaws season opener, and ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ got things off to a nice start as he timed in 15th fastest before picking up a heat race win, advancing his Rick Rogers Construction/Maxim Chassis/Dakota Fluid Power No. 7 machine into the dash.

With a seventh place finish in the dash, Dollansky gridded the field in the fourth row for the A Main event, and raced well inside the top-ten until the caution flew on the seventh lap.

The ensuing restart saw a car get out of shape in front of Dollansky getting into turn one, and contact ensued to the rear of his car, resulting in him getting upside down, bringing his night to an early end.

Saturday night saw the team fight some hiccups, as Dollansky timed in 20th fastest, finish sixth in his heat race, and finish sixth in the evening’s Last Chance Showdown.

The fifth and final night of racing, got started with an 18th quick effort in time trials, before Dollansky pocketed a fifth place finish in heat race action.

Lining up for the feature in the ninth row, Dollansky searched all over the Volusia Speedway Park to find comfort and speed, and ultimately found it on the bottom of the speedway.

In what was a non-stop 30-lap affair, Dollansky would seem to get better as the night went on. Though he finished 18th, where he started, Dollansky and company felt it was a night they could build on.

“With the difficult level of competition at Volusia, it is very difficult to overcome not getting qualified well,” he added. “All in all I feel we learned some things over the five races, and we can definitely take away some positives. It is a new deal for all of us, and we knew we would have some building to do to get this team where we want it. My crew worked hard all week, and our car owners, Rick and Barb Rogers, give us the support and equipment we need to win races, and this rest is up to myself and my crew. We have a long season ahead, and we will continue working hard to get into victory lane!”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Aggressive Hydraulics, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Dakota Fluid Power, Bob’s Bike Shop, Rod End Supply, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, , GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Parker Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Fibreworks, Stone Mountain Access, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports and Craig Dollansky will now head west, and hit the Las Vegas Dirt Track March 4th and 5th.

2015 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-10, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS7. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Craig Dollansky you can follow him on Twitter @DollanskyRacing or visit his website at www.dollanskyracing.com.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_Media.

 

 

Tracy Hines Opens USAC Season in Florida

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

New Castle, Ind.—Feb. 18, 2015— The annual winter trip to Florida serves a few purposes for Tracy Hines and his team. First, the veteran driver is able to shake off any off-season rust when he climbs back behind the wheel. Second, he is able to see how his team stacks up against his fellow USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series competitors, after an off-season spent in the shop. Last, but certainly not least, he is able to escape the cold and snow of Indiana for a couple of weeks. This year’s trip has been extended to six race nights at a pair of tracks in the Sunshine State.

Hines will open the Florida swing in The Carolina Nut Co. DRC on Friday, February 20, Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, as part of the Bubba Army Winternationals. The event was pushed back a day due to heavy rains earlier in the week. Action then shifts to East Bay Raceway Park for the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series on Thursday, February 26, Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28.

“Have three additional races in Florida this year is fantastic,” said Hines. “We’ve battled weather a few times in the past down there and it’s a long way to drive to have just a couple of races, so having a total of six makes it more than worth the travel. The field will be strong from top to bottom and that will make time trials even more important each night.”

Last season at Bubba Raceway Park, Hines finished second on opening night. Following a rainout, the native of New Castle, Indiana, came home sixth in the finale of what became a two-night show.

Hines won two of the three nights during the event in 2013 at Bubba Raceway Park. He has made 10 career starts at the three-eighths-mile track, picking up five top-10 finishes along the way.

“We’ve always run well at Ocala (Bubba Raceway Park),” he noted. “They have made some changes the last few years to the track, but we seem to adapt pretty quick and have a solid baseline for that place. Last year we were fast there, so hopefully we can pick right back up and be in contention each night.”

The 2002 Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series champion has made two starts in his career at East Bay Raceway Park, with both of those coming in 2010. Hines finished 11th in both 30-lap main events. A $5,000 bonus is on the line at East Bay for any driver that can sweep all three nights. Also, if a driver wins two of the three races, they will pocket an extra $500.

“It’s been a few years since we’ve been to East Bay, so every hot lap session will be important,” Hines said. “East Bay is pretty unique in how the track surface is affected when the tide rolls in. It changes a lot throughout the night and you have to stay up on that and adjust accordingly.”

Hines spent a few weeks this off-season racing a midget in New Zealand, where he picked up a win, along with four top-five finishes in five starts. He also competed in the famed Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last month, where he finished eighth in the Race of Champions and was 17th in the preliminary feature on the third qualifying night. Hines wound up eighth in the first B-main on the final night, just missing a transfer spot in the 55-lap main event by two positions.

Last season with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series, Hines won twice and recorded 19 top-10 finishes, of which nine were top-five performances, en route to a sixth-place showing in the point standings. He also stopped the clock fastest in time trials on three occasions.

Hines is set to contest the full 2015 Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series slate, which currently features 45 race nights at 24 tracks in 11 states. The veteran driver has won a USAC National event in each of the last 19 years and looks to extend that streak to 20 years, as he again looks to compete in all three USAC National series.

Live pay-per-view video coverage of the events at Bubba Raceway Park will be available for purchase at www.thecushion.com. The East Bay rounds will be broadcast by XSan.tv and also available for purchase.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank Primary Sponsor: The Carolina Nut Company. Associate Sponsors for 2015 include: Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts, Hansen’s Welding Inc, MPHG Promotions Inc., Turbines Inc., Parker Machinery and Hughs Brothers. Product Sponsors that are part of Tracy Hines Racing in 2015 include: Afco Racing Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, Indy Race Parts, Schoenfeld Headers, Shadow Graphix, Bell Racing, Earl's Performance Products, Autonet Mobile, ProSource Professional Resources, Race Bumpers, Driven Racing Oil, Sander Engineering and Kenny’s Components.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and “Like him” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

Matt Peterson To Attack Civil War Series Schedule With Brian Cannon

PETERSEN MEDIA- After a strong end to his 2014 season, Matt Peterson is excited to announce that he will go after the 2015 Civil War Series Championship with Brian Cannon in his corner as his new crew chief.

“I am extremely excited to add Brian Cannon to our team in 2015,” Peterson said. “Since I have came into Sprint Cars, I have seen him win with various drivers, and I believe he is a very good crew chief.”

The end of the 2014 season saw Peterson pick up his first career sprint car win during the Gold Cup Race of Champions event in Chico, CA. Peterson ended the 2014 season on a very hot streak, and is eager to get 2015 underway.

“Brian has always seemed to show interest in me over the last couple of seasons, and I am very confident that this new arrangement will continue to help me develop as a driver,” he added.

For Peterson, he gets a very knowledgeable mechanic in Cannon, one that has won numerous races over his career in the sport, and like Peterson, Cannon too is excited for his new endeavor.

“Towards the end of 2014, Matt showed that he was capable of being a front runner every night, and that is something I am excited to build on,” Cannon said. “He is a great young driver, and I think he will only continue to improve, and I am very thankful, and excited to work with him and his family during the 2015 season.”

Aside from chasing the Civil War Series in 2015, Peterson and his team will fill their schedule in with various 360 races across the region.

“We are a 360 team, and we will fill our schedule with various races at the 360 tracks,” he said. “I did take a liking to Petaluma Speedway last year, so I will try to get there a few times. I am excited for the season ahead, and really have to thank my family for continuing to support me, and the tremendous partners that also help us out.”

Matt and his team would like to thank V&H Fresh, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Future Energy Savers, Transportation Services, The Oil Medics, Shell Shock, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Peterson is hoping to kick his 2015 season off during the Silver Cup at the Silver Dollar Speedway March 6-7.

 

 

Former World of Outlaws champ Daryn Pitmman looks to continue Thunderbowl Raceway success on March 13 & 14 in Tulare

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – February 18, 2015…Past World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Daryn Pittman earned the first Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway victory of his career last year and will be gunning to keep up his recent string of success at the track on March 13 & 14. The 2013 WOO titlist got around Hanover, Pennsylvania’s Logan Schuchart on lap 23 and led the final 12-circuits in the feature on opening night last season.

Pittman has raced to top-five finishes in three of the last four World of Outlaws events at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway. The Owasso, Oklahoma wheel-man also came close to victory at the one-third mile oval in 2004, only to have a right rear tire go flat coming for the checkered, which allowed Terry McCarl the chance to sneak by for the win off turn four in dramatic fashion.

“This track has been kind of a voodoo place for me where I’ve never felt comfortable at, and then last year we came here and ran third & fifth and did really well,” Pittman said following the victory. “To snap our non-winning streak here in Tulare, I’ll tell you what, I couldn’t be any happier.”

The driver of the Kasey Kahne Racing/ Great Clips No. 9 machine captured a career high 14 main event wins en route to a runner up finish in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series standings last season. Pittman claimed the season opener last week at Volusia Speedway Park and currently sits third in the series points, six-markers back of teammate Brad Sweet with three rounds complete. He also took home the overall title at the five race Dirt Car Nationals Sprint Week in Volusia.

Pittman has routinely been solid while competing in the Golden State over the years and is a past winner of the prestigious Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, as well as the former Harvest Classic at the Calistoga Speedway. His victory at the Gold Cup in 2006 paid a handsome $50,000 and came aboard the Titan Garages No. 21 Sprint Car that season. Pittman was also victorious in last year’s Sunday evening finale at Calistoga in April and finished second at the Gold Cup in September.

Tickets for the March 13 & 14 World of Outlaws/King of the West Series combined event are available by contacting the box office at 559-688-0909. All seating is reserved in the house for the weekend. Also competing both nights are the USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Car Series and on Saturday the Western RaceSaver Sprints make their debut. More info on Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway and a seating chart can be found online at www.thunderbowlraceway.com

Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds. Camping is also available at the fairgrounds located off turns three and four.

Information on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series can be found online at www.woosprint.com and info on the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series can be found at www.racepmg.com

World of Outlaws Thunderbowl Raceway A-main finish on opening night last year

A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$5,000]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4] [$3,000]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [10] [$2,700]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [7] [$2,500]; 6. 83-Tim Kaeding [17] [$2,200]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [12] [$2,000]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1] [$1,800]; 9. O-Bud Kaeding [8] [$1,600]; 10. 4-Cody Darrah [9] [$1,450]; 11. 24-Rico Abreu [20] [$1,300]; 12. 83SA-David Gravel [14] [$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11] [$1,100]; 14. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [21] [$1,000]; 15. 82-Bryan Clauson [24] [$950]; 16. 88-Terry McCarl [18] [$900]; 17. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [16] [$850]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [19] [$750]; 19. 21M-Jason Meyers [23] [$725]; 20. 1-Sammy Swindell [13] [$700]; 21. 44W-Austen Wheatley [15] [$700]; 22. 88N-DJ Netto [22] [$700]; 23. 49-Brad Sweet [5] [$700]; 24. 55-Trey Starks [6] [$700]. Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-22, Daryn Pittman 23-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-Tim Kaeding [+11]

 

 

Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial Race Kicks off 2015 Season at Marysville

Marysville, CA (February 15, 2015) – The 2015 racing season is just around the corner at the newly reconfigured quarter-mile oval Marysville Raceway dirt track. We are pleased to announce that the annual Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial race will be the first race of the season on February 28th. This annual race will attract a high number of winged 360 competitors vying for the $2,000 winner’s check. This race also marks the first big winged sprint car race of the year in Northern California. The wingless sprints and sport modifieds are also scheduled to compete during the night in honor of the Toller family. Adding to the prestige of the race is the big bonus offered by promoter Dennis Gage. The driver that wins this race will be in line for a chance to win the $10,000 bonus. If one driver can win the first six winged sprint car races between Silver Dollar Speedway and Marysville Raceway, that driver will win $10,000. In previous renditions of this race it was solely known as the Sherm Toller Memorial. Unfortunately, since last year’s race, Sherm’s wife has passed away. Both Sherm and Loree worked at the Marysville Speedway for numerous years. The family asked us to add Loree’s name to the race and we thought it would be an awesome tribute to them both. Sherm and Loree Toller met in 1973 and were married on June 11, 1978. They met on a blind date set up by a mutual friend at a luau party. It was only natural that these two race fanatics spent their honeymoon time on a road trip to watch the Super Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway in Washington. The Toller’s love of dirt track racing led them to visit numerous racetracks over the years. However, their real dedication to our sport came in the early nineties when Sherm began handling the PR and infield announcing duties at Ernie Purcell Speedway in Grass Valley and Loree was hired as the scorekeeper. When Ernie Purcell Speedway closed in 1994, Sherm and Loree gravitated to Marysville Raceway and began working for the Hall family. Sherm was a master of the infield microphone and always made sure he got the story in detailed fashion. Loree loved to oversee the race from the tower and was a natural at scorekeeping. Grass roots auto racing is a passion that is handed down through generation after generation. The same is true for the Toller’s. Sherm and Loree took their two daughters, Sheree and Kaylee, with them to all the races. Both girls have grown up to be beautiful women and, they too, now spend their weekends at dirt tracks. In fact, both girls will be on hand to remember their parents on this night at Marysville. The Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial will take place Saturday, February 28th. The pit gate will open at 3 P.M. while the front grandstand gate will open at 5 P.M. Qualifying for the winged sprint cars will begin at 6 P.M. with racing to follow. General grandstand admission to this event is $15.00 for adults, $13.00 for juniors and seniors, military or disabled. Children, ages 6 to 11, are $6.00. Five and under are free. A follow up press release will update fans and media on expected drivers to attend the event. For more information about the track please visit www.marysvilleraceway.com

 

Shark Racing Solid at World of Outlaws Season-Opening DIRTcar Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2015) - Shark Racing drivers Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart started the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series with a solid performance last weekend in Florida.

Allen posted a career-best fifth-place qualifying effort on Saturday and Schuchart powered to a trio of top 15s at Volusia Speedway Park during the DIRTcar Nationals, which Shark Racing kicked off last Thursday with an All Star Circuit of Champions event on the fastest half-mile dirt track in the country.

"It was my first time really racing at Volusia," said Allen, who missed most of last year's event because of an illness. "I didn't really know what to expect so you just take it all in. And when you don't make the A Main you watch those guys and see where you're supposed to run."

Allen narrowly missed a transfer into the main events with the All Star Circuit of Champions on Thursday and the World of Outlaws on Friday. However, he used those two nights to springboard him into weekend.

On Saturday, Allen qualified fifth quickest with the Outlaws - his best ever with the series - before closing the night with a 14th-place result in the feature.

"It was definitely a confidence booster for me," he said. "I had a really hard time qualifying last year. To go out to a track as fast and as big as Volusia is with the Outlaws and other good opponents, I thought it was huge to do well. It showed our cars can be fast and it was a good boost."

Unfortunately, Allen ended the weekend on Sunday with mechanical woes during the main event, which relegated him to a 23rd-place result.

Schuchart showcased consistency throughout the DIRTcar Nationals. He kicked off the racing last Thursday by transferring through his All Star Circuit of Champions heat race before finishing 13th in the main event.

"It is a big and fast track," he said. "I would have liked it to have been at least a top 10, but as long as I felt like I was competitive I was happy."

On Friday, Schuchart missed a feature lock-in position through his heat race by only one spot. However, he rallied for a third-place result in the Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the main event, which he finished 20th.

Schuchart locked directly into the World of Outlaws feature through his heat race on Saturday and by winning the Last Chance Showdown on Sunday. He finished 12th and 13th, respectively, in the main events.

"I'm happy that we improved from last year," he said. "I felt like we were a little more consistent this year. It was an improvement, but we would have liked it to have been better. We just have some minor adjustments. I look forward to going back next year."

Shark Racing will return to action March 4-5 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

JACOB ALLEN: Feb. 12 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 10 (9); B Main: 8 (8).

Feb. 13 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 11 (6).

Feb. 14 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 14 (9).

Feb. 15 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 23 (13).

LOGAN SCHUCHART: Feb. 12 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 4 (1); Feature: 13 (17).

Feb. 13 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 3 (5); Feature: 20 (18).

Feb. 14 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 12 (17).

Feb. 15 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 13 (12).

SEASON STATS -

JACOB ALLEN: 9 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

LOGAN SCHUCHART: 9 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 5 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 4-5 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Shark1s.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharkRacing1s

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shark-Racing/561570593854948

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Don Ott Racing Engines

Based in York, Pa., Don Ott Racing Engines provides premier sprint car engines to teams across the country. For more information, visit Don Ott Racing Engines on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DonOttRacing?rf=142535825793294.

"Don Ott Racing Engines keeps us alive on the road with their durable motors that compete extremely well," Jacob Allen said.

Shark Racing would also like to thank Marty Thompson Investments, Pell's Tire Service, Triple X Race Co., Rich Fogle and Son, DMI Rear Ends, Newman's Towing & Recovery, AO Designs, CnB Chubby, Bobby Allen's Speedway 94, Restas.com, YourAutoSourceInc.com, Moose Blocks, Bell Helmets, Wilwood Brakes, Lisa Alwine - Silpada Jewelry, Wings Unlimited, Joe Bear Joan and Michael Palumbo for their continued support.

 

 

(HOWES OF KALAMAZOO SPEEDWAY REVEALED AS 39TH ARPYS)

(Daytona Beach, FL—February 17, 2015) Gary, and Donna Howe, promoters of Kalamazoo Speedway, Kalamazoo, Michigan, were revealed by guest presenter track owner and racing broadcaster Ken Squier as the Thirty-Ninth Auto Racing Promoters of the Year in ceremonies at the Hilton Daytona Beach. Readers of Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, chose the Howes from among six regional nominees. Honored as Regional Auto Racing Promoters of the Year were Bruce & Teresa Rogers and the Rogers Family, Grandview (PA) Speedway; Tim & Pat Bryant, Five Flags (FL) Speedway; the Howes; Wayne Anderson, Don & Linus Mack, Darren & Monica Evavold, River Cities (ND) Speedway; Dan Robinson, Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway; and Doug and Traci Hobbs, Evergreen (WA) Speedway. The Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals received the Racing Promotion Monthly Award for Outstanding Annual Short Track Event.

Featured speaker Mark Gundrum of the ARCA Racing Series, talked with promoters about marketing racing in his open presentation entitled "The Necessary Evils of Race Track Promotion: Sales, Marketing, Advertising, and PR." Afterward, 38th Auto racing Promoter of the Year, Roger Hadan described his philosophy of track operation in remarks entitled, "We're Here To Have Fun."

Other sessions topics included: "Is Our Business Model Broken," discussing the emerging trend to abbreviated schedules, open weekends, and biweekly racing; "The State of Crate," with panelists Mike Vaughn of NeSmith Racing and Doug Hobbs, of Evergreen Speedway, and Bill Martens of Chevrolet Performance, "Changing the Guard," a session in which promoters Kevin Gundaker, Joe Kosiski, and Mike Bruno recapped their initial experience as promoter. Later in the event, in is session "You Make The Call," Race Director John Gartner described his mentoring program for young and new race officials, and a panel of "Leading Ladies of Racing" with Min Kennett, Barbara Clark, and Donna Howe, offered their perspective on the current challenges and opportunities of short track operation.

In the Workshops Annual Case Law Summary, attorneys Cary Agajanian and Paul Tetreault updated promoters on court decisions affecting motorsports. Agajanian and Tetreault then joined business and municipal law expert attorney Ron Bennett for the Workshops Risk Management Forum, a Q&A session for promoters.

Monday, Diamond Ticketing Systems was introduced as the sponsor of the RPM@Daytona Promoters' Karting Challenge, a bragging-rights event won by the team of pavement promoters at the Daytona Lagoon.

The Workshops and Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, are produced with the year-round support of K&K Insurance Group, Inc. and Hoosier Racing Tire. The 42nd Workshops Series was produced with additional sponsorship support from: the Eldorado Hotel Casino, INEX, Chevrolet Performance, Lucas Oil Products, Moffett Productions, Simes Graphic Designs, RACEceiver; Advertising Edge, Sunoco Race Fuels, and Firethorn Marketing.

The 43nd Workshops Series will kick off December 3, 2015 at the Eldorado Hotel Casino, Reno, Nevada, and continue in Indianapolis, December 9, 2015 before returning to Daytona Beach, February 15, 2016. More information on the Workshops and the promoters' newsletter may be found on the web at RacingPromotionMonthly.Com, or from RPM editorial offices, P.O. Box 406, Merrill, WI 54426, 715-536-1067, FAX 715-536-3616.

 

 

Lasoski Leads Big Game Motorsports to Pair of Podiums at DIRTcar Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2015) - Big Game Motorsports driver Danny Lasoski had one goal last weekend at the DIRTcar Nationals.

"We went there to win," he said. "We had a solid week, but our goal was to win races. While we weren't able to get a victory, it was a great start to the season and something to build on."

Lasoski, who is the winningest driver at Volusia Speedway Park, powered the Muddy No. 2 sprint car to a pair of runner-up finishes and a trio of top 10s during five races at the fastest half-mile dirt track.

The Big Game Motorsports team opened the event last Wednesday with Lasoski setting quick time during qualifying. He finished fourth in his heat race to lock himself into the All Star Circuit of Champions dash, which he placed second in. He then ended second in the main event.

"We were really good," he said. "We took off at the start of the race and spun the wheels. I was third before we even got to the flag stand. We passed (Paul) McMahan and didn't get a chance to challenge (Greg) Hodnett for the lead."

Lasoski returned to Volusia Speedway Park on Thursday with the All Star Circuit of Champions and he was once again in contention for the win at the end of the night. After qualifying third quickest, finishing third in a heat race and ending second in the dash, Lasoski spent most of the main event within striking distance of the leader.

However, another competitor collided with the Muddy sponsored sprint car entering turn one and the front end was knocked out of Lasoski's car. That ended his night with an 18th-place result.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener took over Volusia Speedway Park on Friday, when Lasoski qualified 17th quickest to miss the heat race inversion by only one position. He placed third in a heat race and 14th in the main event.

"We had a head gasket out during the main event and instead of taking a chance on killing it we rode around and finished the race," he said.

Big Game Motorsports rebounded on Saturday as Lasoski timed in 14th quickest during qualifying before he claimed a heat race to lock himself into the dash. Lasoski advanced from seventh to fifth place in the dash and he then maneuvered to a second-place result in the 30-lap main event.

"We had a late-race caution," he said. "I wasn't aware the race track had cleaned off in turns one and two and had rubber on the top. Donny Schatz peeled off and went to the top. I couldn't believe he left the whole bottom. I hit it really good and came out of turn two side by side with him. On the second lap he gained three or four car lengths on me exiting turn two. You can't give a six-time champion that much room and make it back up."

The DIRTcar Nationals concluded on Sunday with Lasoski qualifying sixth quickest and finishing fourth in a heat race. The Muddy sprint car battled inside the top 10 throughout the main event before earning an eighth-place result.

"The race track was so good on the bottom you could run wide open," Lasoski said. "We weren't content to follow everyone so we moved up the track. It seemed like every time we passed somebody we'd get passed back."

Big Game Motorsports will return to action on March 4-5 for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 11 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 4 (6); Dash: 2 (1); Feature: 2 (2).

Feb. 12 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (6); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 18 (2).

Feb. 13 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 14 (16).

Feb. 14 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 5 (7); Feature: 2 (5).

Feb. 15 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 4 (2); Feature: 8 (9).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 4-5 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

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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XECUTE -

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BAD-AZZ -

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MC POWER COMPANIES -

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TRAIL CAMERAS -

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

 

 

New Apparel Company Princess Race Wear Appeals to Women Who Love Racing

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (Feb. 17, 2015) - Princess Race Wear has been in the works since Cheri Wheatley started attending races as a youngster.

"For girls who wanted to wear something associated with racing it usually meant putting on a t-shirt that was marketed to guys," she said. "I have always thought there was a need for apparel to focus on the women who are into racing and that's how Princess Race Wear was conceived."

Wheatley, who has been involved in short track racing at every aspect ranging from a fan to a car owner, recently launched the apparel company that has an emphasis "for women to feel comfortable and confident regardless of whether they are at the race track, the mall or lounging at home."

"Even if you're on the fence about racing, Princess Race Wear offers great styles and great apparel," Wheatley said. "The goal of the whole line is to have fun and create unique styles for all ages."

Princess Race Wear also offers the ability to customize apparel with embroidery or rhinestones, which can include a driver name or car number.

"It's a whole new way of looking at race apparel for the true ladies of racing," Wheatley said. "It's never been done this way. It's something completely new, but it has been needed in racing."

Apparel options include t-shirts, sweatshirts, zip-up sweatshirts, sweatpants, tank tops, hats, beanies, coats and sachet bags among other items. For more information about the apparel company, visit http://www.PrincessRaceWear.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.PrincessRaceWear.com

Instagram: http://instagram.com/PrincessRaceWear

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

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

PRINCESS RACE WEAR -

Princess Race Wear was founded by Cheri Wheatley, who has been around different forms of racing - from pavement to dirt - since her childhood. On many occasions she wanted to purchase a racing shirt, but they were either too guyish looking or not a great fit. Enter Princess Race Wear, which is her opportunity to provide some fun, some girly and some over-the-top, blinged-out women's racing shirts to everyone.

Princess Race Wear has a focus of creating unique apparel for all generations of women. Additionally, an emphasis on the apparel is for women to feel comfortable and confident regardless of whether they are at the race track, the mall or lounging at home.

 

 

PHILLIPSBURG MALL EVENT TO OPEN MARCH 1 AND RUN THROUGH MARCH 7

ADAMS BROTHERS USED AUTO PARTS SIGN ON FOR 8TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

Much like the NFL's Pass, Punt and Kick competition for youth players across America, the energetic management staff for the upcoming 2015 edition of the Eighth Annual Dirt Track Heroes has utilized their own theories as to the meaning of the words. Reaching out to the local community to support the upcoming show, they have not passed up any opportunities, have not been forced to punt and have literally kicked up their heels and hustled their feet to nail down a great cross section of sponsors for what will be another successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing as they all join forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The successful show kicks off on Sunday, March 1st with a salute to the great history of racing that took place at the 1/2 mile Nazareth Speedway and the 1 mile Nazareth National Speedway and sponsored by Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restoration. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 7th.

The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to free of charge to the mall traffic and the 2015 edition of the show continues to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.

Coming on board as a first time show sponsor in 2015 are the personable and hard working folks at Adams Brother Used Auto Parts, located two miles North of the Lehigh Valley Airport at 5995 Adams Lane in Allentown Pennsylvania. Harry Purcell owns the facility and will be sponsoring the "Stars of Tomorrow" Tuesday night, March 3rd for the young racers from all of the Quarter Midget Clubs in the local area. Adams Brothers has a complete line of domestic and foreign used car parts and the number to reach them is: 610 264 2334. Business hours are: Monday thru Thursday from 8 AM until 5 PM, Friday 8 to 4 and Saturday hours are 8 until Noon. Adams Brothers is a proud member of the Pennsylvania Automotive Recycling Trade Society.

The Dirt Track Heroes Show has been signing on sponsors for the upcoming show and already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union who has been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008. For more information regarding IRCO, contact them at: 908 859 1811and check out their website at: www.ircocu.com. Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show through sponsorship and a seminar and demonstration on the workings of the Stage One Modified race car. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610 462 4302. Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restorations can restore your property back to the way it was before the loss. The phone number to reach Charles Price Jr is as follows: 908-500-5738 or through email at: cornerbycorner@hotmail.com. Their extensive website is: www.fireandwater911repair.com. The fine folks at Kim's Kreations Lettering and Apparel located in Myerstown, Pennsylvania, offers great value pricing and selections on a variety of apparel such as t-shirts, sweatshirts and flex fit hats. Many novelty items for the racing community includes license plates, business cards, decals and bumper stickers. Check out their extensive website at: www.kimskreations2.net for all of the latest updated information. One can also call at: 610-342-7534 for Kim or 484-700-4420 for Mike or through email at: kimskreations22@yahoo.com

Vogel Designs offers free quotes and can do anything in the commercial field from Tri Axles Dump Trucks and vans to off-road vehicles including race cars of all types and street tuners. Vogel Race Designs has what it takes to peak your interest with bold eye-catching graphics that will look fast even when your race car is standing still. Jason can be reached at: 570 903 0811 or you can email him at: vogelracedesigns@yahoo.com The website is: vogelracedesigns.tripod.com. R&F International Muffler & Brake returns on board as a nightly sponsor for the event and is located at 1951 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and the phone number to reach them to schedule an appointment is: 570 476 2120. Business hours are from 8 AM through 6 PM Monday through Friday with Saturday hours being 8 AM until 3 PM. All major credit cards are accepted and the email address is: imbinc@verizon.net. Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies is located at 2172 Community Drive in Bath, Pennsylvania.Searock's new venture is a one shop stop for all of the racers in need of expert workmanship in fabrication, bodies, rub rails and bumpers or complete race cars. Searock deals with all major manufacturers in speed supplies and has business hours from 9 AM through 9 PM Monday thru Thursdays, 9 to 5 on Friday and Saturday hours are 9 until 3. The phone number to reach the shop are: 610 746 5477. To reach Steve through email, his address is: searocklawncare@verizon.net. VRP Shocks will be offering a free shock seminar on March 1st immediately after the driver interviews are completed.

All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth 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.

In the previous Mall events, cars on display included big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, 358 and 360 Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Action Track USA, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2015 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 local area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd.

Entries are now accepted to display at the 8th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTH98@aol.com. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

Eighth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2015 Schedule of Events (Tentative)

Sunday- March 1- 11:30 to 12:30- Demonstration and Seminar with Richie and Joel Smith of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds

Sunday- March 1 - (Starting at 1:00) - Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restorations presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Highlighting Nazareth and Nazareth National Speedways and all tracks in the Tri State area

Second Show- (Immediately following Interviews)- VRP Shock Seminar and Demonstration with Vince Valeriano.

Monday- March 2 – (6:30 PM) – Vogel Race Designs and R&F International Muffler and Brake- Saluting Action Track USA, Borger’s Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts

Tuesday- March 3 – (6:30 PM)- Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Oaklane, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 4 – (6:30 PM) – Saluting Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway, Mahoning Speedway

Thursday- March 5- (6:30) Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies Saluting New Egypt, Bridgeport Speedway, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Speedway

Friday - March 6 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” with many Legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate and saluting the Reading Fairgrounds Historical Racing Society

Second Show- (6:30 PM) Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, TSRS and CRSA Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 7 - (1:00) –-Kim's Kreations Presents Special Tribute to Gerald Chamberlain-Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

ROLLER COASTER: McMahan Ends DIRTcar Nats on High Note

CJB Motorsports shows flashes of speed during five nights of racing action

TELFORD, PA. - February 18, 2015 - The frustration on Paul McMahan's face said more than his words could on the frontsretch of Volusia Speedway Park. The Nashville, Tenn. native had just capped off a week of ups and downs with a second place finish on the final night of a five-race stretch.

"These guys bust their tails each night and I let them down on the final night," said McMahan, who qualified in the top-5 four of the five nights. "After the week we've had, I should've been happy with a runner up but not when we had a great car and led 20 laps. We had a great battle with Brad (Sweet) at the end. Just came up short."

The runner up was the best result in a five-night stretch of races for the Pennsylvania based team. With two nights of UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions action up first, McMahan and the CJB crew were looking for opportunities to try out new ideas.

"We worked on some things while we were down in Arizona earlier this year," said McMahan. "We continued to try more new things to get our 2015 package dialed in. That is what is great about the practice night and the All Star races. You get the chance to test out some things before the Outlaw season. We had decent runs both nights. On the second night, we experienced a loss of oil pressure so we pulled in. We didn't want to take the chance of losing or hurting an engine."

Friday the 13th brought the beginning of the 2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season. Despite the ominous date the Bairs Tree Service, Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete and All Star Performance sponsored machine was a true contender.

"Our Outlaw nights were up and down," explained the California native, who celebrated his 22nd wedding anniversary while in Florida. "I feel as though we learned an awful lot and we had a car to beat on the final night. I screwed up a bit in traffic and Brad got by us. I'm happy our weekend ended well but I, and this team, hate losing. I accept responsibility for letting that victory get away."

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Throughout the trio if Outlaw shows, one thing that was a constant was McMahan's speed in time trials.

"Paul Kistler builds us some amazing engines," said McMahan, who averaged a 3.8 in time trial standings for the event. "Those and Barry Jackson setups equal one very fast race car. We are known for qualifying and we want to keep that going in 2015. We're already off to a great start."

With the season officially underway, the #51 team will be in action again in Sin Cty as the Outlaws descend on Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the FVP Outlaw Showdown, March 4th and 5th.

"Vegas is another fast half-mile," said McMahan. "I'm glad that we've got the two day show out there. It's a fun racetrack that lends itself well to high speeds and good racing. It's also cool to be apart of the NASCAR weekend out there. Last year, we grabbed our first win of the season there. We're looking to do the same this season."

EVENT BOX SCORE (Time Trials/Heat Start & Finish/Dash Start & Finish/Feature Start & Finish):

Volusia Speedway Park: 3rd/6th (4th)/ 4th (3rd)/ 3rd (4th) - Winner: Greg Hodnett

Volusia Speedway Park: 7th/4th (3rd)/ 5th (4th)/ 4th (21st) - Winner: Daryn Pittman

Volusia Speedway Park: 2nd/4th (4th)/ 6th (5th)/ 5th (6th) - Winner: Daryn Pittman

Volusia Speedway Park: 4th/4th (4th)/ 3rd (4th)/ 4th (17th) - Winner: Donny Schatz

Volusia Speedway Park: 3rd/4th (2nd)/ 2nd (1st)/ 1st (2nd) - Winner: Brad Sweet

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2015 STATS:

Events: 10

Quick Times: 0

Wins: 1

Top-5's: 5

Top-10's: 9

Average Time Trial: 3.8

Average A-main finish: 7.2

Total Laps Led: 47

UP NEXT: The FVP Outlaw Showdown on March 4th and 5th at Las Vegas Motorspeedway is up next for the #51 team.

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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series tour with driver Paul McMahan. 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 Telford, Pennsylvania.

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CJB Motorsports would like to thank the following partners for making racing possible: Astro Titanium, All Star Performance, Bairs Tree Service, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt Seats, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Henry Dunn Insurance, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks Inc., Nyce Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Motorsports Designs, Outerwears, Race Gear X, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Ti22, Top Flight Wings, Weld Racing and Winters Performance Products.

 

 

Tough Going in Outlaw Opening Weekend at Volusia

The 2015 World of Outlaws season officially got underway this past weekend in Florida as Craig Dollansky and the Destiny Motorsports #7 team headed to Volusia Speedway Park for a trio of events as part of the DIRTcar Nationals.

With 32 drivers signed into the world’s fastest ½-mile, Friday’s program got underway with qualifying as ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ motored to the 15th fastest lap at 13.004 seconds. Starting on the pole of heat competition, the Aggressive Hydraulics backed sprinter raced into the lead and took the victory to move into the dash. After the #7 finished 7th in the 6-lap dash, Dollansky lined up inside row four of the 30-lap A-Main and lost a few spots on the initial start as the highside proved to be the place to be. Running inside the top-ten after a caution on lap 7, the ensuing double-file restart didn’t favor the Elk River, Minnesota native as cars darted into turn one and contact with another driver sent the #7 flipping, ending what looked to be a strong night.

With repairs made by the Destiny Motorsports #7 team, Dollansky returned to Volusia Speedway Park on Saturday. Missing the heat inversion in qualifying put the team in an early hole as Dollansky would have to start fifth in heat competition. Battling a tight handling race car, the MonDak Portables Maxim closed on Dave Blaney in the final circuits of the 8-lap event but the #98H just edged the #7 at the checkered flag to claim the final transfer position to the main event.

Forced to run the B-Main, Dollansky started outside row two in the 12-lap event and was down on horsepower finishing 6th in the non-stop race and missing out on a top-four transfer position.

After the team bolted in a fresh powerplant for the final night on Sunday, Dollansky laid down a good lap in qualifying but the track seemed to get better as qualifying progressed and the Rick Rogers Construction #7 timed outside of the 12-car inversion. Heat competition then saw Dollansky start in row three and rocket around the cushion on the opening lap and secure 5th to transfer into the A-Main. Working his way around a handful of cars on the opening laps of the 30-lap main event, Dollansky continued to try make the highside work but relinquished a couple positions and moved down to the bottom where much of the field ran. As laps clicked off in the non-stop feature, the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim turned some of the fastest lap of the field in the final circuits but passing was at a premium and Dollansky finished 18th when the checkered flag waved.

“Our Destiny Motorsports team didn’t have the results we were wanting but we learned some things and have some positives we can take away from the week of racing at Volusia,” commented Dollansky. “We have a good race team and will continue working together as a team to get us winning races.”

The Destiny Motorsports #7 team will now return to the shop before heading West to The Dirt Track at Las Vegas where World of Outlaws competition resumes on March 4th and 5th.

Craig Dollansky Racing competes on the World of Outlaws circuit, the premier sprint car series in the world, with great sponsors in MonDak Portables, Aggressive Hydraulics, Rick Rogers Construction, and Dakota Fluid Power. Other supporters of CDR include Maxim Chassis, Parker Engines, Penske Shocks, Champion Oil, DMI, Keizer Wheels, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Snap-on, Schoenfeld Headers, Benic Enterprises, Sander Engineering, Hoosier Tires, Simpson, FibreWorks Composites, Saldana Race Products, All Star Performance, Fuel Safe, FK Rod Ends, Jiffy-Tite, Outerwears, Fel-Pro, CP-Carrillo, KSE Steering Gears, Astro Titanium, Bob's Bike Shop, Randy’s Racing Filters, Justice Brothers Products, R&R Enterprises, Red Devil Brakes, Trent’s Signs & Graphics, Glenn Hepfner Inc., and Racing Optics.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Volusia Top Tens!

(Bill W) February 17, 2015 – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team finished up the week at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida with a pair of top tens in the four races they competed in. The Altoona, Iowa driver now focuses on one of his favorite venues, East Bay Raceway Park in Barberville, Florida for this weekend’s Ronald Laney Memorial.

The All Star and World of Outlaws events at Volusia see some of the most competitive fields of the year. “It’s definitely one of the toughest events of the year,” says TMAC. “Between this and Charlotte, you get the best of the Outlaws, All Stars, PA guys, Knoxville guys and some California guys. If you’re off the slightest bit, you’re in trouble.”

TMAC used the final All Star show in Florida on Thursday as a warm-up. He came home with a tenth place finish. “Things went pretty well,” he says. “We were shaking things down, and just getting comfortable. We came out with a top ten, so it was a pretty good start to things.”

Friday the World of Outlaws opened their season, and TMAC was 14th quick. “We qualified well,” he says. “We had a good battle with Lucas (Wolfe) in the heat race. We just didn’t get the start we liked (finishing second). Without winning the heat and getting into the Dash, you’re in trouble.”

He would start in row eight for the main event. “Volusia is such a tricky place,” says TMAC. “We tried some different setups. I tried some things in the feature that my wife (Lori) told me wouldn’t work. She was right. They didn’t. I had to pull in during a red flag. We had a NASCAR pit stop, which definitely made it better.”

TMAC would finish 17th on Friday, and went on to the next day. “We just got qualified bad (22nd) on Saturday,” he says. “We did make it through the heat (going from sixth to fifth). We didn’t have to run a B all week, which is pretty good for this place. Every night, I felt we learned a bunch.”

He would find some late speed in Saturday’s feature. “We had just got lapped by (Donny) Schatz and the yellow came out,” says TMAC. “There were only a few lapped cars behind us. We passed a few cars on a late race restart. That didn’t matter, because they weren’t lapped cars.”

The momentum helped for Sunday’s finale, where TMAC would qualify 11th. “We went back to the setup we had used on Friday and qualified well,” he says. “We won the heat race. We ran eighth in the Dash, but we were battling. I got by a couple of guys and they got me back. We were battling Joey (Saldana) the whole time.”

The feature would see him run ninth. “It ended up being a really fast racetrack,” says TMAC. “We were right there with Lucas the whole race. I was working on something, moving around to try to get by him and (Danny) Lasoski got us. The rest of the race, we were right on those two guys and we ended up ninth.”

It was a solid start to the season. “Getting two top tens wasn’t bad,” says TMAC. “We had planned on doing a little better, but our week wasn’t too bad. Gary Isom, who has helped me before has been over in Australia, but he’s coming back next week. It will be good to have Gary back helping us.”

As always, TMAC and the family are surrounded by friends in Florida. This weekend, the three-night Ronald Laney Memorial commences at East Bay. “The Ronald Laney Memorial is always a great event,” he says. “East Bay is one of my favorite tracks. We get to hang out with a lot of good friends. Randy Burnett with Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping is down here along with the folks from Myers International Midways and Buttman Barbeque. We also picked up a new sponsor in Dynasty Stucco. Hopefully, we can run up front for them.”

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This Month in TMAC History!

On this week in 2005, TMAC passed Jeff Shepard on a late restart to take an All Star Circuit of Champions win at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida. Shepard was second, followed by Chad Kemenah, Danny Smith and Craig Dollansky. TMAC has won at least one race in Florida in six straight seasons.

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Mad Man Shows Speed at DIRTCar Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking a three-race win streak into the 2015 DIRTCar Nationals at the Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL, Kerry Madsen and his American Racing/Keneric Racing team continued to show great speed as they picked up a trio of top-five finishes.

“It was a decent week for us,” Madsen said. “We had really good speed, but we just could not seem to do anything right, after a weekend where we could not do anything wrong.”

Kicking the DIRTCar Nationals off with two more UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions races, Madsen would time his entry in fifth fastest last Wednesday night before scoring a fifth place finish in heat race action.

Finishing fourth in the dash, the 2014 Kings Royal Champion would line up in the second row for the 30-lap feature event. As the night moved on, it was apparent that the preferred line was around the high, scary side of the speedway, and as the green dropped, Madsen went to the cushion, as he battled with Brad Sweet, Paul McMahan, and Daryn Pittman.

With passing up front at a premium, the Mad Man would close out his night with a fifth place finish.

Back in action on Thursday night, Madsen would kick off a streak of four straight fast time awards, as he set the standard in time trials, before finishing fifth in his heat race.

Starting third in the feature event, by way of his third place finish in the dash, Madsen would settle into the third spot in the opening stages of the race, until making a move around Danny Lasoski to take over the second spot.

With the first 22-laps going non-stop, Madsen would find himself in the third spot when the first caution flew, as he and Brad Sweet battled for the second position at the race’s halfway point.

With the final eight laps being slowed by several caution flags, Madsen would lose a pair of positions on restarts as a surging Donny Schatz got by him, before Greg Hodnett got by late, as he would cross the stripe with another fifth place finish.

Friday night brought on the 2015 World of Outlaws season opener, and after his quick time award, Madsen would slip to sixth in his heat race, before a second place finish in the B Main would get him into the feature event.

Lining up ninth in the 30-lap A Main, the St. Marys, NSW driver would search around the Volusia Speedway Park for a way to move forward, but would battle with Jason Sides and Jason Johnson just inside the top-10.

When the checkered flew on the opener, Madsen would cross the stripe with a 10th place finish.

Following another quick time on Saturday night, Madsen would score a third place finish in his heat race, putting the Morrison Racing Engines/KPC entry into the night’s dash, where an eighth place finish would put him in the fourth row for the A Main.

In what was another fast paced feature event, Madsen would battle inside the Top-10 again, as he battled with the likes of Daryn Pittman and Jason Sides.

As the race drew to a close, Madsen and Pittman battled for the ninth position, and with the checkered flag in the air, it was Madsen getting the spot, as he picked up his fourth Top-10 of the week.

Saturday night’s finale saw Madsen and company look to get even better, and things started off well, as he completed his three-race sweep of World of Outlaw quick time awards, his fourth consecutive award of the week.

Racing his way to a second place finish in his heat race, Madsen would also finish second in the dash, putting the American Racing/Keneric Racing No. 29 on the front row for the DIRTCar Nationals finale.

As the green flag dropped on what would be a non-stop 30-lap race, Madsen would run in the second spot as he chased after Paul McMahan for the first five laps of the feature event, before Brad Sweet dropped him back to the third spot.

Running in the third spot, Madsen and Pittman would hook up in another entertaining battle as they battled in thick traffic for several laps fighting for the third spot, with lapped traffic working in Pittman’s favor in the end.

Still running comfortably in the top-five, Madsen would chase after Pittman in the closing laps, as he then felt pressure from Jason Sides. Continuing to battle in traffic, Sides would get the spot in the closing laps, as Madsen ended his week with a fifth place finish, his third top-five of the five race DIRTCar Nationals.

“We just did not take advantage of opportunities when we had them, but we showed some great car speed, and some consistency,” Madsen added. “It is a nice start to our World of Outlaws season, and we will certainly look to get even better. Huge thanks to the Gavranich family, Dan Ricehouse and American Racing Custom Wheels, my guys, and all of our manufacturers for giving us great support.”

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-18, Wins-5, Top-5’s-13, Top 10’s-15

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TIME RUNNING OUT TO SAVE MONEY ON PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SEASON SEATS!

 

(Perris, CA, February 17, 2015)  Time is running out for fans to take advantage of the money saving deal known as “2015 Perris Auto Speedway Season Tickets.”  Season ticket sales for the historic 20th anniversary season will close this Saturday, February 21st. 

 

Fans wanting to save money on tickets for the year can do so this Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.  On Wednesday and Friday, interested fans can call the track office at (951) 940-0134 and speak to Kim Kazarian between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  She will be able answer all questions on the different season ticket packages and take orders.

 

The other option would be to purchase them in person this Saturday at the annual pre season practice at the famous Riverside County racing facility.  See Kim in the souvenir stand and she will once again be able to answer all questions and take orders.  After Saturday, season ticket sales will be closed for the year.

 

Saturday’s practice will be free for fans in the grandstands and there will be $2.00 pizza, beer and soda.  Spectator gates will open at 3:00 PM with cars on the track at 4:00.  Spectators can expect to see sprints cars, street stocks, lightning sprints, modifieds, midgets, super stocks, factory stocks, demo cross cars and more. 

 

 

The first race of the 2015 campaign will be the annual Sokola Shootout featuring the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and Young Gun Sprints on Saturday, March 7th.  The PASSCAR Stock Car Series, with the Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and the IMCA Modifieds, will get its season rolling on March 14th.  The first of five Nights of Destruction will be on March 28th

 

The legendary World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series will be at The PAS with the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars on April 18th.  It will be the Outlaws only Southern California appearance in 2015.  Outlaw tickets are available by calling 1-877-395-8606 or online at the following link:  http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=558&backurl=default.asp

 

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

 

Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events.  The campground opens at noon the day before each event.  Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

 

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2015 season. 1-800LoanMart, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams,  Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

 

To keep up with all of 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.

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2015 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

 

February 21

OPEN PRACTICE - Pit Gate Opens at 3:00, Grandstands open FREE to the Fans

March 7

"SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints 
and PAS Young Guns. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

March 14

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

March 28

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and
Spectator Racing. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 11

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

April 18

WORLD OF OUTLAWS, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and PAS Senior Sprints.
"Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and 
The American Cancer Society

April 25

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and
Spectator Racing

May 2

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

May 16

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

May 23

"SALUTE TO INDY" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars (40 Lap Main Event), PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints.
"Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and 
The American Cancer Society

June 6

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Spectator Race and a Block Party

June 13

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

June 27

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

July 4

"FIRECRACKER 40 & SKY CONCERT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints 
"Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society.

July 18

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and CDCRA Dwarf Cars

July 25

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and Spectator Racing

August 15

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

August 29

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

September 5

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Spectator Race and a Block Party

September 12

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

September 19

 "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints

October 3

11th Southern California Fair

October 24

PASSCAR "Champions Night" - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and CDCRA Dwarf Cars

November 11

Oval Nationals Practice

November 12

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 13

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 14

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 25

Turkey Night Grand Prix Practice

November 26

Agajanian Promotions and Oval Entertainment, LLC Presents the 75th Running of The Turkey Night Grand Prix - USAC NATIONAL AND WESTERN STATES MIDGETS

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Shifts Focus to Ronald Laney Memorial at East Bay Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2015) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. is eyeing a change of luck this weekend after a rough start to racing in Florida.

Hafertepe Jr. will kick off the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season this Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa for the Ronald Laney Memorial.

"That would be a great race to win," he said. "We've ran well at East Bay in the past and it's always special to win memorial races so hopefully we can put together a great weekend and end in Victory Lane."

Hafertepe Jr. is coming off a wild ride last Saturday at Volusia Speedway Park, where his weekend with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series was cut short following a nasty crash down the frontstretch on the start of his heat race. The damage destroyed the car and forced Hafertepe Jr. to miss the remainder of the night along with the World of Outlaws race on Sunday.

"I'm very thankful for ButlerBuilt and Simpson for all of the safety products that kept me safe after flipping several times at high speed," he said. "We'll build a new car and race this weekend, but the important thing was that I wasn't injured."

Prior to the wreck on Saturday, Hafertepe Jr. had advanced into the main event during the first three nights of the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. He finished 18th last Wednesday and 23rd on Thursday with the All Star Circuit of Champions before posting a 19th -place finish on Friday with the World of Outlaws.

"Our main goal was to shake the car down and figure everything out," he said. "We ended up changing back to a car from last year on Friday and it seemed to help until we got involved in the crash.

"This is a tough sport and you can't focus on the negatives. Wrecks are going to happen in racing. We learned a few things at Volusia and we're excited to get to East Bay this weekend to race for a couple of wins."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 11 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 9 (1); B Main: 3 (2); Feature: 18 (18).

Feb. 12 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 9 (7); B Main: 5 (3); Feature: 23 (19).

Feb. 13 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 19 (13).

Feb. 14 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: DNF (6); B Main: DNS (-).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sam-Hafertepe-Jr-and-The-Plumbfast-Racing-Team/116304711773031?ref=br_tf

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wells Racing Engines

Wells Racing Engines Founder Dennis Wells has been building performance engines for circle track, drag race, boats and street since 1968. For more information, visit http://www.WellsRacing.com.

"Dennis Wells has been in business for a long time and is a leading engine builder in the 360 ranks," Hafertepe Jr. said. "He helps our team out quite a bit."

Hafertepe Jr. would also like to thank Keizer Aluminum Wheels, LoneStar Speedway, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley's Racing Products, Fisher Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing, Pro Shocks by OC Shocks, Fire-Down Graphics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Vortex Wings, Kear's Speed Shop, Pancho's Racing Products, GPC, Joe Gibbs Racing Oils, Zemco Headers and Simpson Racing Products for their continued support.

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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.

 

 

FANS FREE THIS SATURDAY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY PRE SEASON PRACTICE!

(Perris, CA, February 17, 2015) In a prelude to its historic 20th anniversary season opener on March 7th, Perris Auto Speedway will hold its annual pre-season practice session this Saturday, February 21st. The practice will be free for fans in the grandstands and will begin at 4:00 PM. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 PM.

Saturday’s practice will be open to all cars. Fans can expect to see sprints cars, street stocks, lightning sprints, modifieds, midgets, super stocks, factory stocks, demo cross cars and more.

The track concession stand will be open and fans can enjoy $2.00 pizza, beer and soda.

Saturday will also be the last day fans can purchase money savings 2015 season passes. They can stop buy the souvenir stand to purchase them during the practice. Season tickets can also be ordered this Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM by calling (951) 940-0134 and asking for Kim Kazarian.

The first race of the 2015 campaign will be the annual Sokola Shootout featuring the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and Young Gun Sprints on Saturday, March 7th. The PASSCAR Stock Car Series, with the Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and the IMCA Modifieds, will get its season rolling on March 14th. The first of five Nights of Destruction will be on March 28th.

The legendary World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series will be at The PAS with the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars on April 18th. It will be the Outlaws only Southern California appearance in 2015. Outlaw tickets are available by calling 1-877-395-8606 or online at the following link: http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=558&backurl=default.asp

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events. The campground opens at noon the day before each event. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2015 season. 1-800LoanMart, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

To keep up with all of 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.

 

 

T.J. Michael Earns Top-Five and Podium Finish at Red River Speedway Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore Next!

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Plano, Texas (February 17th, 2015) - After recording two consecutive top-five finishes during his first weekend of ‘305’ sprint car competition, including a podium finish, it is safe to say that T.J. Michael is off on the right foot, literally. Michael, a Plano, Texas native, opened his 2015 season at the Red River Speedway near Iowa Park, Texas on Friday and Saturday, February 13th & 14th; earning a fourth place finish and a runner-up finish during the course of the weekend. The pilot of the Kenny Clark owned no. 18 ‘305’ sprint car, wrenched by Scott Bartson and Glynn Evans, kicked-off the weekend at Red River Speedway with a fourth place performance on Friday evening after starting seventh, followed by a runner-up finish on Saturday after starting the main event from the inside of row number two.

“It was a great way to start the year” explained T.J. Michael, “I think we were good enough to win on Friday night and Saturday night, but we have a long season ahead to make up for that...I can’t thank Scott Bartson and Glynn Evans enough for what they do for this race team...we make a great combination and it is already showing with our results...Kenny Clark allowed us to bring his car down here and we appreciate that more than anything...hopefully we can keep things rolling in the right direction and earn our first win of 2015 real soon.”

T.J. Michael will continue his 2015 campaign this Saturday evening, February 21st at the Lonestar Speedway near Kilgore, Texas. Michael will take part in the ‘Sprint Smackdown’ featuring the RaceSaver ‘305’ sprint cars. The ‘Sprint Smackdown’ will award $1,000 to the main event winner.

“This weekend is a big one for use” explained T.J. Michael, “The ‘Sprint Smackdown’ is a race we have been excited for...it’s a higher paying event for the ‘305’ sprints and it is Lonestar Speedway’s first race of the season...we have a lot of momentum and a lot of confidence heading into this weekend...we will work as hard as we can to get to victory lane.”

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire 2015 campaign; right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow T.J. on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8

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Recent Highlights: Recorded two top-five finishes on February 13th & 14th at Red River Speedway. 2015 Wins: 0

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T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Fremont Fence Company, Advanced Cast Stone, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits and Snap-On, Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Brady Bacon – USAC Title Defense Starts This Week!

(Bill W) February 17, 2015 – Defending USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series champion Brady Bacon will start his title defense this week in Florida. Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala will play host to USAC Thursday through Saturday. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver now living in Winchester, Indiana will again team with the Hoffman Racing #69 team.

Last year’s championship was Brady’s first with USAC. “It was an honor to win the USAC title, especially for the Hoffman family,” he says. “Obviously, it’s exciting to win your first national championship, but it was also great to get the Hoffman family their tenth championship.”

Brady won the series’ opener in 2014 at Bubba Raceway Park. He added big wins at Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania, the Terre Haute Action Track in Indiana and a victory at the 4-Crown at Eldora Speedway in Ohio. Consistency was the key in the championship run, and Brady picked up fourteen podium finishes.

He knows it will be tough to duplicate his strong 2014 season. “Hopefully, we can repeat,” says Brady. “It’s definitely not easy. We really hit our stride there towards the middle to the end of the year, and we were able to carry that momentum the rest of the way. Hopefully, we can get things going right away in Florida this week.”

Three nights at Ocala will preceded three more at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa. Brady’s first trip to East Bay will be February 26-28. East Bay has put up a $5,000 bonus for any driver sweeping the three nights of action. The USAC sprint car schedule will include over 40 events in 2015.

Follow Brady on his Website, Twitter and Facebook!

Follow Brady at his website located at www.BradyBaconRacing.com! Also keep up with him on Facebook and Twitter (which also can be accessed at the website) at the following links…

Twitter Link – http://twitter.com/BradyBacon

Facebook Link - www.facebook.com/pages/Brady-Bacon-Racing/278125555137

Partner of the Week – Triple X Race Components

At Triple X Race Components, we don’t just build race parts – we race too. We know how expensive it is to race. That’s why we offer the most common Sprint Car, Midget, and 600 Mini Sprint parts. We keep our costs down by building thousands of each part. We build the parts that get damaged the most. With our discounted pricing, you can afford to race hard and race to win. All Triple X components are produced in our ISO 9001 certified factory. They are laboratory tested, race tested, and universally approved. Whether you are a new customer or a repeat customer, you can be assured that you’re buying race-proven products at great prices. We guarantee it. Triple X has established a large network of dealers coast to coast and internationally to serve your needs. Please stop by your local dealer and check out our newest products. Check Triple X Race Co. out on the web at www.XXXRaceCo.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Simpson Performance Products

Simpson Performance Products is headquartered in New Braunfels, TX with more than 80,000 sq. feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. Many of our restraints, helmets and flagship parachutes are manufactured and tested right here. Simpson fire suits and crew uniforms are manufactured outside of Los Angeles, CA in our 52,000 sq. foot facility. Simpson also employs the largest customer service and sales team devoted solely to servicing NASCAR customers of any racing safety supplier, based in the heart of NASCAR country, Mooresville, NC. Visit us online at www.TeamSimpson.com!

Brady Bacon Racing would like the following sponsors for all their help: Print Place, Fatheadz Eyewear, Triple X Race Co., Tel-Star Technologies, PPM Titanium Products, KTA Kiser’s Truck and Auto (formerly Sham’s Garage), Heath Clips Lawn Care, Chubby from CnB Mushroom Farms, Lucas Oil Products, Lightning Wings, CP Carillo, Keizer Wheels, Smiley’s Racing Products, Eaton Industrial Coatings, Sweet Mfg., Butlerbuilt Seats, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Proglide Coatings, Diversified Machine Inc., Allstar Performance, Simpson, Octane Ink, Schroth Racing, Wilwood, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

The Hoffman #69 sprinter is sponsored by Mean Green, Mopar, Triple X Race Components, Hoosier, DMI, Lykins, Engler Machine & Tool, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, KSE, MPD Racing, CSI Shocks, XYZ Machining, Saldana Racing Products, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Fastener Specialty Motorsports, Wilwood Brakes, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Zemco Headers, Chalk Racing Products and Weld.

 

 

SEAROCK FABRICATION & SPEED SUPPLIES JOINS LONG SPONSOR LIST FOR 8TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW, MARCH 1 – 7 AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

Behind the scenes, the defining details and prep work continue at a high level as the energetic Dirt Track Heroes management staff place the many pieces together for what is expected to be another highly successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Eighth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show is edging closer to the opening day of the event set to return to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2015 with Sunday, March 1st chosen as the lid lifter to the week long show. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track racing scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 7th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special event.

The show will once again offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the week long event. The always free of charge racing event continues to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled throughout the year and gives the loyal racing fans a chance to see their favorite driving legends or one of the new upstarts talents chat about their racing careers and sign autographs for them. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall. This event has been a traditional Mall favorite and one of the leading attractions for the local racing fans.

New to the Dirt Track Heroes Show's growing list of sponsors for 2015 is Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies located at 2172 Community Drive in Bath, Pennsylvania. This new speed supplier is headed up by veteran race campaigner Steve Searock who has logged in some good wins and plenty of track time throwing clay at the local speedways in the Sportsman and 358 Modified divisions. Searock's new venture is a one shop stop for all of the racers in need of expert workmanship in fabrication, bodies, rub rails and bumpers or complete race cars. Searock deals with all major manufacturers in speed supplies and has business hours from 9 AM through 9 PM Monday thru Thursdays, 9 to 5 on Friday and Saturday hours are 9 until 3. The phone number to reach the shop are: 610 746 5477. To reach Steve through email, his address is: searocklawncare@verizon.net

Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies has been named the official part and tire supplier for the Big Diamond Speedway for the 2015 racing season. They will sponsor the Modified Challenge races on May 1st at the speedway. Steve and his good friend and veteran campaigner Rusty Smith will be weekly competitors at Big Diamond Raceway in 2015.

The Dirt Track Heroes Show has been signing on sponsors for the upcoming show and already in place is the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union who has been a sponsor since the inception of the show in 2008. Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show through sponsorship and a seminar and demonstration on the workings of the Stage One Modified race car. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610 462 4302. Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restorations can restore your property back to the way it was before the loss. The phone number to reach Charles Price Jr is as follows: 908-500-5738 or through email at: cornerbycorner@hotmail.com. Their extensive website is: www.fireandwater911repair.com. The fine folks at Kim's Kreations Lettering and Apparel located in Myerstown, Pennsylvania, offers great value pricing and selections on a variety of apparel such as t-shirts, sweatshirts and flex fit hats. Many novelty items for the racing community includes license plates, business cards, decals and bumper stickers. Check out their extensive website at: www.kimskreations2.net for all of the latest updated information. One can also call at: 610-342-7534 for Kim or 484-700-4420 for Mike or through email at: kimskreations22@yahoo.com Vogel Designs offers free quotes and can do anything in the commercial field from Tri Axles Dump Trucks and vans to off-road vehicles including race cars of all types and street tuners. Vogel Race Designs has what it takes to peak your interest with bold eye-catching graphics that will look fast even when your race car is standing still. Jason can be reached at: 570 903 0811 or you can email him at: vogelracedesigns@yahoo.com The website is: vogelracedesigns.tripod.com. R&F International Muffler & Brake returns on board as a nightly sponsor for the event and is located at 1951 West Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and the phone number to reach them to schedule an appointment is: 570 476 2120. Business hours are from 8 AM through 6 PM Monday through Friday with Saturday hours being 8 AM until 3 PM. All major credit cards are accepted and the email address is: imbinc@verizon.net Touting, "The best exhaust at the best cost" defines the reasonable rates and services offered by R&F International Muffler & Brake

All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony, Dorney Park and Nazareth 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.

In the previous Mall events, cars on display included big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, 358 and 360 Sprints, TSRS Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Action Track USA, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2013 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 local area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd.

Entries are now accepted to display at the 8th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com web site or through email at: TOTH98@aol.com. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

Eighth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2015 Schedule of Events (Tentative)

Sunday- March 1- 11:30 to 12:30- Demonstration and Seminar with Richie and Joel Smith of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds

Sunday- March 1 - (Starting at 1:00) - Charles Price Jr Fire and Water Damage Restorations presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Highlighting Nazareth and Nazareth National Speedways and all tracks in the Tri State area

Second Show- (Immediately following Interviews)- VRP Shock Seminar and Demonstration with Vince Valeriano.

Monday- March 2 – (6:30 PM) – Vogel Race Designs and R&F International Muffler and Brake- Saluting Action Track USA, Borger’s Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts

Tuesday- March 3 – (6:30 PM)- Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Oaklane, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 4 – (6:30 PM) – Saluting Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway, Mahoning Speedway

Thursday- March 5- (6:30) Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies Saluting New Egypt, Bridgeport Speedway, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Speedway

Friday - March 6 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” with many Legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate and saluting the Reading Fairgrounds Historical Racing Society

Second Show- (6:30 PM) Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, TSRS and CRSA Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 7 - (1:00) –-Kim's Kreations Presents Special Tribute to Gerald Chamberlain-Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

Dirt Classic Qualifier Gifts Winner ‘Golden Ticket’ to Big Show, $7,000 Paycheck

Abbottstown, PA (February 15, 2015) – Excitement is already building for the 2015 Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway in September, with ticket sales already pouring in for the second annual event, but fans and drivers have something to look forward to between now and then: the Dirt Classic Qualifier on Saturday, June 6th at Lincoln Speedway.

June’s Qualifier race has quite a few highlights for drivers, the biggest of which include a ‘Golden Ticket’ to the Dirt Classic – a guaranteed starting spot in the A-Main of September’s Dirt Classic – and a $7,000 paycheck.

“After the great response to last year’s qualifier race, we decided to increase the purse size throughout the field and bump the winner’s share up by $2,000,” Dirt Classic’s Jarrod Adams said. “We’re excited to be continuing to increase our support of Pennsylvania racers.”

The bonus pay combined with a guaranteed starting spot in the $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic make for a hefty bounty for June’s winner. Central PA’s Danny Dietrich won the first 2014 Qualifier race at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex over Western PA’s Danny Holtgraver and Ohio’s Cole Duncan. The victory garnered Dietrich a $5,000 paycheck and a starting spot in the Dirt Classic, in which he finished seventh and earned a total of $1,800. The second Qualifier at Bedford Speedway was cancelled due to rain.

The Qualifier will also provide new fun for the fans with a bonus ‘Fans’ Choice Race’ and additional challenges to be announced at a later date. The Fans’ Choice Race will pit the most popular drivers, as voted by the fans on social media, against each other for a bonus cash prize.

Advanced tickets for both the Dirt Classic and the Dirt Classic Qualifier are now available for purchase at DirtClassic.com and through the Lincoln Speedway office. In addition to fee-free processing and saving $5.00 by purchasing advanced General Admission tickets, advanced Reserved Seat purchases will receive a complimentary fan pit pass. Advanced ticket purchasers will also receive Priority Access to the track on the day of the event.

The Dirt Classic is a DirtyMouth Communications Production. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are still available – please contact Kristin Swartzlander of DirtyMouth Communications at 724-448-5120 or Kristin@DirtyMouthCommunications.com for more information or for media inquiries.

About The Dirt Classic: The Dirt Classic is a marquee 410 sprint car event held annually in Central Pennsylvania. The second annual $20,000-to-win race, held on Saturday, September 26th at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA, boasts the largest single-race payout in the track’s legendary history. The race was won by Stevie Smith in 2014. An additional Qualifier race will be held at Lincoln Speedway on June 6, 2015.

For more information about the event, visit www.DirtClassic.com, follow along on Twitter at twitter.com/DirtClassic and Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheDirtClassic.

 

 

Reidy’s Run Spoiled by Misfortune

It was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and it brought undone Danny Reidy’s Australian 410 Sprintcar Title campaign at Bunbury Speedway in Western Australia over the weekend.

After qualifying ninth for the 40-lap Australian Title deciding feature race, Reidy was caught up in someone else’s accident ahead of him on the opening lap. As a result of this accident, he was forced to retire due to damage.

“It’s certainly not the way I wanted to end my Australian Title weekend,” remarked the NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs supported Maxim driver.

“After a slow start to the weekend, I managed to jump a lot of positions in the point standings going into the feature race.

“My confidence heading into the feature race was high, but my run was pretty much over before it had begun – which was disappointing.”

The opening night saw Reidy finish his three heat races with a sixth, second and a win, while on the second and final night, he sealed a top 10 feature-race start in the fourth and final heat race after a second-place finish.

Reidy and his team are currently travelling back to the east coast, and he will this Saturday night contest the latest round of the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship. In regards to the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship standings, he currently sits seventh on a total of 3420 points.

Reidy would like to thank Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs, P&M Motor Body Repairs, Inglis Race Engines, and Mako Sunglasses, for their 2014-15 season support.

To find out more about Reidy, check him out on Facebook by searching Danny Reidy Racing.

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Danny Reidy Media Enquiries: Daniel Powell from Redline Media P 0292 497 305 M 0432 126 210 E daniel@redlinemedia.com.au W www.redlinemedia.com.au

 

 

Brad Loyet – 2015 Begins This Weekend in Florida!

(Bill W) February 16, 2015 – The Loyet Motorsports/Vacuworx Global #o5 sprint car team is ready to roll! This weekend finds the team at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Florida for the Ronald Laney Memorial. Brad Loyet will race two weekends in Florida with ASCS, but 2015 will see a big change in the racing schedule. Rather than race anywhere for points, the team will compete in over eighty races, most of them 410 events.

Brad and the team will even mix in some midget action in 2015. “I think we have 12-15 360 races on our schedule,” he says. “We also have ten midget races here or there, when they run with the sprints. That will be for fun. The majority of our schedule will be 410 races.”

Coming to the track aiming for the win takes some pressure off of a driver who has chased points for several seasons. “Racing for points…you think you’re racing for the win every night, but you really aren’t some nights,” says Brad. “You’re thinking about points the whole time. It will be nice to roll into a track every night and let others worry about their points. We can go for the win.”

Most of the 360 events will occur early in the season. “We’re planning on running at East Bay and Ocala with ASCS,” says Brad. “After that, we’ll come back home and then go run some stuff in March with the ASCS-Gulf South series in south Texas. When April comes around, we’ll be wide open. We have 83 races on the schedule this year.”

Highlights this year will include Brad’s first trip to a number of venues. “We’re definitely running Ohio Speedweek,” he says. “One of the races I’m looking forward to the most is the ‘Ironman 55’ at Pevely (Missouri). We’ll get to not only run with the World of Outlaws, but run the midget (POWRi) that night too.”

The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver also is excited to get back to Knoxville, Iowa and visit a track in Wisconsin that has seen him pilot a midget before. “Obviously, the Knoxville Nationals is always a highlight,” says Brad. “It’s also going to be cool going to Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie, Wisconsin) and running a sprint car there (August 30 with the National Sprint League). We’ve run the midget there many times.”

Brad’s season actually began in January at Tulsa’s Chili Bowl. It went very well. He would finish second on his prelim night before finishing twelfth in the finale. Not bad, with around 300 midgets present. “We hadn’t run midgets since the 2014 Chili Bowl, so finishing second on our prelim night was really cool,” says Brad. “Everything went well that night. We were good on Saturday. Running twelfth is pretty good considering the caliber of cars and drivers we were in there with. Just making the ‘A’ was quite an accomplishment for us.”

Brad’s Website

Brad’s website is freshly designed for 2015. Visit the new site at www.LoyetMotorsports.com!

Brad’s Weekly Releases

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

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

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING POSTS TWO TOP-10 FINISHES IN FLORIDA
Mooresville, N.C. (Feb. 16, 2014) -- Larson Marks Racing and driver Shane Stewart posted two back-to-back top-10 finishes in four races at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., to kick-off their first full World of Outlaws season.

During All-Star Circuit of Champions competition on Thursday, Feb. 12, Stewart qualified fifth, but missed the transfer spot by one in his heat race. While leading the B-Main, the left front wheel hub broke and ended the team's night.

The World of Outlaws 2015 season kicked off on Friday, with Stewart qualifying 19th. He again missed the transfer position by one in his heat race but went on to win the B-Main. After starting 17th in the feature event, Stewart charged to an eighth-place finish.

On Saturday, Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing No. 2 team qualified ninth and finished second in their heat race. Stewart started 13th and passed seven cars to finish sixth.

On the final night of competition in Florida, Stewart qualified eighth and again finished second in his heat race. After starting 10th in the 30-lap feature event, he and the team posted a 12th-place finish.

Larson Marks Racing will continue to compete with the World of Outlaws throughout the 2015 sprint car season. Next on the schedule is The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 4 and 5.

To keep up with Larson Marks Racing throughout the season, follow @LarsonMarks on Twitter or like www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing.
QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: Volusia Speedway Park DATE: Feb. 12, 2015
QUALIFIED: 5th HEAT FINISH: 7th
B-MAIN STARTING POSITION: 1st B-MAIN FINISHING POSITION: 9th

TRACK: Volusia Speedway Park DATE: Feb. 13, 2015
QUALIFIED: 19th HEAT FINISH: 6th
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 17th FEATURE FINISHING POSITION: 8th

TRACK: Volusia Speedway Park DATE: Feb. 14, 2015
QUALIFIED: 9th HEAT FINISH: 2nd
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 13th FEATURE FINISHING POSITION: 6th

TRACK: Volusia Speedway Park DATE: Feb. 15, 2015
QUALIFIED: 8th HEAT FINISH: 2nd
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 10th FEATURE FINISHING POSITION: 12th
SEASON STATISTICS:
STARTS: 4
WINS: 0
TOP-FIVES: 0
TOP-10s: 2
NEXT RACE:
Larson Marks Racing will compete with the World of Outlaws at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 4 and 5.
CONNECT WITH LMR:
Website: www.larsonmarksracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing
Twitter: @LarsonMarks
Instagram: LarsonMarks

 

 

Brady Bacon – New Look/Primary Sponsor for Wing Team in 2015!

(Bill W) February 16, 2015 – The Brady Bacon Racing #99 wing sprint car team is excited for 2015. The team will be sporting a new look and has new partnership on board, led by primary sponsor, Print Place. The schedule with the wing should look similar to 2014.

Brady is ready to get the season started. “I’m really excited to have Print Place on board with Brady Bacon Racing in 2015,” he says. “I’m really thankful for them and all my returning partners this year. We also have Chubby with us this year from CnB Mushroom Farms, and VandeBrink Designs is now called Octane Ink. Proglide Coatings is another new partner with us. I want to thank them as well as all our partners who are returning.”

The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver anticipates a similar campaign to 2014 with the wing this season. “Our schedule will be similar to last year,” says Brady. “Right now, we’re waiting for the All Star schedule to come out. Once that comes out, we’ll know exactly where we’ll be at this year.”

Look for the wing team to stay busy in the months of June and July again. “We’ll be running 35-40 wing races,” says Brady. “We’ll be running Ohio Speedweek again of course, and the Knoxville Nationals.”

Brady posted a big win in central Pennsylvania last season with the wing, capturing the Pennsylvania Speedweek stop at Path Valley Speedway. “It was a great night,” he says. “Anytime you can beat those guys over there, you know you’ve done something. The fans are great in central PA and we’re looking forward to getting back over there.”

Brady’s season will get underway Thursday as he hopes to defend his USAC National Sprint Car Series title with the Hoffman Racing #69 team. Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala, Florida plays host to the series Thursday through Saturday.

Follow Brady on his Website, Twitter and Facebook!

Follow Brady at his website located at www.BradyBaconRacing.com! Also keep up with him on Facebook and Twitter (which also can be accessed at the website) at the following links…

Twitter Link – http://twitter.com/BradyBacon Facebook Link - www.facebook.com/pages/Brady-Bacon-Racing/278125555137

Partner of the Week – Print Place

Print Place specializes in high quality, fast turn, and full color 100% offset printing. Backed by a proprietary automated ordering system with end-to-end manufacturing and shipping integration, the resulting efficiencies have allowed Print Place to offer exceptional value to their expanding customer base.

They offer a user-friendly website with the industry's most powerful and flexible instant quote tool. Their workflow guarantees color management from proof to press. Proofs are instantly generated, at no extra cost, and orders can be tracked in real-time via your secure account on their website.

Operating from approximately 200,000 square feet across multiple facilities enables them to offer especially fast turnarounds, a benefit previously available only with digital printing.

PrintPlace: We’re Passionate About Printing! Visit them online at www.PrintPlace.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Simpson Performance Products

Simpson Performance Products is headquartered in New Braunfels, TX with more than 80,000 sq. feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. Many of our restraints, helmets and flagship parachutes are manufactured and tested right here. Simpson fire suits and crew uniforms are manufactured outside of Los Angeles, CA in our 52,000 sq. foot facility. Simpson also employs the largest customer service and sales team devoted solely to servicing NASCAR customers of any racing safety supplier, based in the heart of NASCAR country, Mooresville, NC. Visit us online at www.TeamSimpson.com!

Brady Bacon Racing would like the following sponsors for all their help: Print Place, Fatheadz Eyewear, Triple X Race Co., Tel-Star Technologies, PPM Titanium Products, KTA Kiser’s Truck and Auto (formerly Sham’s Garage), Heath Clips Lawn Care, Chubby from CnB Mushroom Farms, Lucas Oil Products, Lightning Wings, CP Carillo, Keizer Wheels, Smiley’s Racing Products, Eaton Industrial Coatings, Sweet Mfg., Butlerbuilt Seats, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Proglide Coatings, Diversified Machine Inc., Allstar Performance, Simpson, Octane Ink, Schroth Racing, Wilwood, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

The Hoffman #69 sprinter is sponsored by Mean Green, Mopar, Triple X Race Components, Hoosier, DMI, Lykins, Engler Machine & Tool, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, KSE, MPD Racing, CSI Shocks, XYZ Machining, Saldana Racing Products, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Fastener Specialty Motorsports, Wilwood Brakes, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Zemco Headers, Chalk Racing Products and Weld.

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – Deuce Motorsports Ready for 2015!

 (Bill W) February 16, 2015 – West Burlington, Iowa’s Josh Scheiderman is excited for the new year in 2015. It promises to be a busy season for Josh in both the 410 and 360 classes. It will also see the inaugural season for the new National Sprint League, and Josh hopes to compete several times with the new series.

Josh, who will be hosting a “Kick Off Party” for the Deuce Motorsports #49 team on March 7, is ready to go racing. “We’re still working with a few of our partners, but we wanted to let fans know that we’re ready for a big 2015 season.”

The season promises to be busy. “We plan to run at Knoxville weekly in the 410 division,” says Josh. “We’re actively seeking a program that we’ll be running the 360 class there as well. We’re going to run at least ten NSL shows, and we tentatively plan to hit all the Sprint Invaders shows.”

Of course, Josh’s home track, the 34 Raceway in West Burlington will see him compete again often. “We’re looking forward to racing against the Outlaws there again,” he says. “The first two nights of our season will be there too. April 4 is the Sprint Invaders opener and the NSL is the next week on April 11. Those are tentatively our first two shows, and then Knoxville kicks off the next week, April 18.”

The team’s partners will be a familiar group again in 2015. “We’ve confirmed a number of our partners for this year,” says Josh. “MD Orthopedics is back with us, along with Gear Heads for God and Trinity Archery. A number of our product sponsors are back as well.”

Kick Off Party March 7

Deuce Motorsports will be hosting a Kickoff Party featuring the Lucas Beebee Band on Saturday, March 7. The event will be at the Burlington Eagles Club located at 2727 Mt. Pleasant Street. Social Hour will be 6-7 p.m. and with band playing from 7-11 p.m. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. There will also be a silent auction and door prizes. For more information, call Josh at 319 759-6224.

Josh on Twitter and Facebook

Be sure to keep up with Josh and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team…

Twitter: @JSRACING49 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jsracing49?fref=ts

Josh’s Weekly Releases

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

About Universal Therapy Group

Deuce Motorsports would like to extend thanks to all of their partners for the 2015 Season: Universal Therapy Group, MD Orthopedics, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Kubota, Gear Heads for God, Trinity Archery, Ideal Ready Mix, Automotive Machine, J&J Auto Racing, Engler Injection, Hoosier Tire, Coors, Grand Strand Salon, SignTec, Weld Wheels, Hepfner Race Products, ButlerBuilt, and Mountain Dew Kick Start.

 

 

AHG Sprintcar Series   Monday, February 16, 2015

THE race to be the 2014-15 AHG Sprintcar Series champion is still wide open with two rounds of the series remaining.

The penultimate round will be held at the Perth Motorplex this Saturday night as part of the ENZED World Series Sprintcars round and is followed by the last round, also at the Motorplex, on March 14.

The WA season will then end with a three-round AHG Triple Slam (more details on that at a later date).

Heading into this Saturday night’s round Cameron Gessner is the series leader on 1690 points, only six ahead of Jason Kendrick on 1684 with Jamie Maiolo (1626) and David Priolo/Shaun Bradford (1620 each) rounding out the top five.

Points in the AHG Series are only accumulated in the feature races with 150 points to the round winner, 146 to second, 144 to third and two point margins all the way down the order after that.

So there are still plenty of points up for grabs for the WA drivers in the next two rounds.

Only WA-registered cars/Sprintcar Entrants Group members are eligible for series points.

A strong field of around 35 cars is expected this weekend with the local drivers keen to dish it up to the high-speed tourists in town for the World Series round.

How will it all unfold?

Be at the Perth Motorplex this Saturday night to find out.

# Get regular updates and news in the lead up to this weekend’s action by Liking the Sprintcar Entrants Group on Facebook.

AHG Sprintcar Series after Rd 11: Cameron Gessner 1690, Jason Kendrick 1684, Jamie Maiolo 1626, David Priolo 1620, Shaun Bradford 1620, Bradley Maiolo 1594, Kye Scroop 1508, Ryan Farrell 1456, Callum Williamson 1408, Daniel Keen 1260, Shane Norris 1126, Jake Beard-Miller 1124, Mark Wells 1084, Troy Lawson 1056, Daniel Harding 1034, Ryan Lancaster 940, Lee Nash 936, Kris Coyle 808, Scott Reilly 750, Jason Pryde 724, Brodie Minchin 718, Troy Beckingham 704, Robert Watson junior 656, Daryl Clayden 640, Jason Boland 606, Brooke Tatnell 582, Ken Sartori 552, Kyle Hirst 528, Carl Dowling 494, Darren Mewett 472, Jacob Lucas 472, Ryan Jones 458, Rod Howe 428, Sheldon Haudenschild 364, Steven Ford 352, Sean Zemunik 344, Jeff Leisk 344, Trent Pigdon 260, Steven Lines 146, Taylor Milling 120, Jamie Buszan 118, Matt Egel 110.

 

 

Defending Champ Clarke Signs On As Nomination List Grows

Boasting an impressive record that includes having claimed each of the five Speedcar State Titles that are on offer, defending Speedcar Australian Champion Adam Clarke will make his way to Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool to defend is National Crown.

The 74th Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship nomination list has climbed to 48 as the nomination deadline looms, with Clarke, whilst one of the favorites, will have to be at his razor sharp best if he is to go back-to-back.

Clarke who hails from Newcastle in New South Wales will again be the hired gun at the wheel of the Jack Berry owned A1 entry as supported by Polar Ice, Jack Berry Racing, Inglis Race Engines, American Race Tyres and Spike Chassis.

The power plant of choice for the current Aussie Champ is an Esslinger coupled with the popular Spike Chassis, in what has proven to be a lethal combination.

Scott Doyle is one of three additional Queensland based entrants that will haul to Victoria ahead of the Australian Championship on February 27 and 28.

Doyle who will campaign a Ford powered Spike Chassis was the 2013-14 Queensland Sprintcars Rookie of the Year as well as being a former Queensland Lightning Sprint Champion.

With the support of John William Autosales, Wholesale Warehouse, Send With Us Couriers, Dryden Signs, Craig Thompson Machining, Bob Smith Motorsport, IKT Speedway Spares, Doyle will be joined by fellow Queenslanders Rusty Whittaker and Jason Bell.

Whittaker, from Yandina in Queensland, is another to opt for the Esslinger engine package, this time coupled with a King Chassis.

A former Go-Karter of note, Whittaker was fifth in the Rotax Australian Championships while also having finished third in 2014 Speedcar Super Series Round at Lismore.

A strong supporter base including Ti Bolts and Race Parts, Illuminated Industries, Rondalee Metal Fabrications, Sprint Shack Australia, Fusion Graphics and King Chassis will ensure that Rusty has all the go fast bits and pieces to ensure he can record a strong result come Title weekend.

Bell, like Whittaker will have great support afforded to him by Stanton Racing Engines, Serco, TORCO Advanced Lubricants, Dryden Signs, Abelldon Pty Ltd.

The former New South Wales Lightning Sprint Champion and two time runner up in the National Championship in the same division, will utilse a Breka Chassis with the necessary horsepower being provided by a OHC SR11 Mopar.

Another of the ultra tough New South Wales contingent willing to come and mix it with everyone at the 74th Lucas Oil Australian Sprintcar Championship is Matt Smith who will campaign his own N13 entry.

Smith from Brandy Hill will have his familiar Hawk powered Triple X machine ready for battle with thanks to the support of Precision Air, Hawk Race Engines, MLS Consultants, Rams Head Service, Glen Seton Suspension Developments and Triple X Chassis.

A trio of Victorians in Gabe Goode, Mike Griffiths and Joe Lostitch will add even more strength to