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NCRA Final Four Classic at 81 Speedway This Saturday Night!

Park City, Kansas – October 16, 2017 – Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products will try again this coming Saturday night (October 21) to put a wrap on the their 47th consecutive season as a sanctioning body as the series sprint, modified, crate late model and mod-lite divisions end their point season at 81 Speedway in Park City.

The event, billed as the “NCRA Final Four Classic,” was originally scheduled to be held at Salina (Ks) Speedway back on October 7 but was moved to 81 Speedway due to weather cancelation.

The battle for the series sprint car championship comes down to two drivers as former champion Jeremy Campbell of Wichita holds a slim 25-point-lead over defending champion Don Droud, Jr. of Lincoln, Nebraska.

In the series modified division, two-time series champion Dan Powers holds a 45-point lead over former champion Tyler Davis, an 85-point lead over defending champion Scott Green and 90 points over Ryan McAninch.

Despite winning five of the eight events that have been held this season, former champion Delbert Smith comes into the season finale five points behind two-time and defending tour champion Chris Kratzer while Dusty Leonard is 90 points out of the point lead.

Looking to claim his third-straight championship, Justin Kinderknecht holds a 50 point lead over Dustin Forsberg.

Grandstand admission is just $20 at the gate or you can purchase discount tickets from the tracks official website www.race81speedway.com. Kids ages eleven and under will be admitted into the grandstands for free while all pit passes are just $30.

All gates will open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time.

More information on the final NCRA event for 2017 can be found on the series official website www.racencra.com; the tracks official website www.race81speedway.com; the series official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series or by calling (316) 755-1781.

 

 

UPDATED 2017 BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS ENTRY LIST!

(Perris, CA, October 16, 2017) Updated entry list for the 22nd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway.

Thirty cars have already pre-entered and with the early entry deadline still four days (postmarked October 20th) away, numerous entries should be arriving in the mail in the next four days. Anticipation is a field of around 45-cars to be on hand for the three day racing extravaganza. Thus far, drivers from seven different states and New Zealand have entered.

New Mexico’s Josh Hodges, a mechanical engineering student at New Mexico Tech,

is among the latest entries for the 22nd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals. Please give

photo credit to Doug Allen.

Car # Driver Residence Car Owner

2 Austin Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory

4 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander

4D TBA Gansen Engineering

4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Hgts, CA Gansen Engineering

4S Mike Spencer Temecula, CA Gansen Engineering

5 Logan Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory

5 Chris Windom Canton, IL Baldwin Brothers, LLC

5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier

7K Sterling Cling Tempe, AZ Kruseman Enterprises

8 Joe Stornetta Napa, CA Jim Richardson

9K Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL Kevin Thomas Jr.

19 Brady Short Bedford, IN Andy Reinbold

19S Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO Andy Reinbold

21K Landon Cling Tempe, AZ Kruseman Enterprises

28M Matt McCarthy Moreno Valley, CA John McCarthy

30 C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Chuck and Tammi Leary

32 Chase Stockon Fort Branch, IN Chase Stockon

39 Kyle Edwards Fountain Valley, CA Gordon Edwards

42 Stevie Sussex Tempe, AZ Dwight Cheney

44 Cody Williams Corona, CA John Jory

51 Eddie Tafoya Chino Hills, CA Eddie Tafoya

52 Isaac Chapple New Castle, IN Isaac Chapple Racing

56 Ryan Bernal Hollister, CA Mike Phulps

74X Josh Hodges Albuquerque, NM Hodges Motorsports

81 Michael Pickens Auckland, New Zealand Steve Watt Enterprises

83 Austin Liggett Tracy, CA Tim Liggett

90 Randy Waitman Ramona, CA Randy Waitman

92 Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA Tom & Laurie Sertich

92M TBA Tom & Laurie Sertich

98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracey

The Oval Nationals, which pays $25,000.00 to win on the final night, is three nights of full points paying races for the USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Car Series. Advance tickets for the most prestigious non-wing sprint car race in the nation are available at the following link: http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849.

Past Oval Nationals Champions

1996 Jimmy Sills

1997 Rip Williams

1998 Rodney Argo

1999 Rickie Gaunt

2000 Tony Jones

2001 Bud Kaeding

2002 Bud Kaeding

2003 Cory Kruseman

2004 Cory Kruseman

2005 Dave Darland

2006 Dave Darland

2007 Bud Kaeding

2008 Jesse Hockett

2009 Damion Gardner

2010 Chris Windom

2011 Damion Gardner

2012 Mike Spencer

2013 Dave Darland

2014 Robert Ballou

2015 Bryan Clauson

2016 Damion Gardner

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

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

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

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Video and DVD productions of open wheel 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 website 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.

2016-2017 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

October 21st USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 28th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Modifieds

November 8th Oval Nationals Practice

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 10th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 11th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Zearfoss short at Port Royal; Open Wheel Madness next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (October 16, 2017) - Unfortunately for Brock Zearfoss, his battle with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Port Royal Speedway ended sooner than expected; three laps sooner than expected.

While battling near the front of the running order, Zearfoss ran out of fuel, surrendering any opportunity for a second World of Outlaws victory. The “Jonestown Jet” beat the Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway in mid-July.

“Not how we wanted things to go, especially after leading the first 17 laps. I think this could have been prevented, but it is what it is. We’ll move on and try again next weekend when we return to Port Royal,” a disappointed Zearfoss explained, pilot of Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose's LZ Bar & Grill/Meckley’s Limestone/Central Builders Supply Co./Berkebile Oil Company/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/No. 3Z.

The recently crowned Port Royal Speedway track champion will visit the “Speed Palace” one final time in 2017, this time for Open Wheel Madness on October 21 featuring three divisions of sprint cars. Zearfoss will enter two of the three programs; the 410 sprint car portion of the program, as well as the URC portion of the program, a combined winner’s share equaling $6,000.

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

Brock Zearfoss Racing merchandise, as well as LA Competition merchandise, is now available and can be found at all scheduled events.

2016 Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished second in final Port Royal Speedway 410 sprint car track championship.

2017 Highlights: Started year with back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on March 24-25. Finished fourth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, April 9. Earned first victory of 2017 at Port Royal on April 15. Charged from 13th to finish fifth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, May 7. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 13. Seventh during Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 27. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 3. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Earned pair of top-ten finishes on June 16-17 at Selinsgrove Speedway (second) and Port Royal Speedway (eighth). Finished fifth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 24. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway Park and Williams Grove Speedway during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek. Finished eighth during weekly action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 15. Finished third at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, July 16, during BAPS Paint Night. Earned first ever World of Outlaws victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 21. Hard charged from 21st to 10th during Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedway on July 29. Earned third victory of the season, second at Port Royal, at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 5. Finished fifth at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals. Earned third Port Royal Speedway victory of season on Saturday, August 19. Finished fifth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, August 20. Earned a third place finish at Williams Grove Speedway on August 25, followed by a victory at Port Royal Speedway on August 26; fifth victory of the season/fourth at Port Royal. Earned victory during the Williams Grove Speedway Billy Kimmel Memorial. Finished second during Labor Day Classic at Port Royal Speedway. Finished third during 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. Finished second against the Arctic Cat All Stars at Selinsgrove Speedway on September 16. Finished fourth during Thursday Night Thunder at Susquehanna Speedway on September 21. Finished ninth during Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, September 30. Finished second during the “Run What You Brung” program at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, October 6.

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway)

2017 Wins: 6 (Port Royal Speedway x4)(Williams Grove Speedway - World of Outlaws; Billy Kimmel Memorial)

2017 Port Royal Speedway Track Champion

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline, Stouffer Equipment Company, H&N Landscaping, RV 4 Wheel Drive, Leahys Auto Body/Towing.

 

 

“Mad Max” hard charges for top-ten during Arctic Cat All Star season finale

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ELIDA, OH (October 16, 2017) - Max Stambaugh’s rookie campaign with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions ended on a high note. Not only did the Elida native score a top-ten finish at Eldora Speedway, but he did so in fantastic fashion; hard charging from 20th on the grid to finish tenth during a non-stop, 30-lapper. Stambaugh’s performance was solid enough to earn Hard Charger honors.

“Well, it’s over. I’m proud to say we completed our first season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions,” Stambaugh said. “I can’t thank Ray Marshall and the entire team enough for this opportunity. It hasn’t been an easy path for us, but to come out as the leading rookie is pretty exciting. I learned a lot this season, as well as made some great connections that I can carry forward. I’m not sure what the future has planned yet, but we’ll have something finalized as soon as possible.”

Stambaugh’s final weekend of Arctic Cat All Star competition ignited officially with a visit to the Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, on Friday, October 13. “Double Down at Mansfield,” featuring two, full Arctic Cat All Star features, resulted in a success story for Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports, earning a 12th place performance, as well as a top-ten; seventh during the evening’s make-up feature from May 28.

“Mad Max” accumulated 13 top-ten finishes in 40 main event starts with Ray Marshall Motorsports in 2017, ending the year fourth in the final Arctic Cat All Star driver standings.

“I want to take a minute to thank all of our great partners for making this season possible,” Stambaugh included. “The names on our car are the most important puzzle pieces. We had a demanding schedule this season, but none of that would have been possible without their help. My goal is to continue what I’m doing and compete with the Arctic Cat All Stars in the future. Hopefully that is the case.”

Fans can keep up with Max Stambaugh during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at www..maxstambaugh.com. Follow “Mad Max” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @MaxStambaugh5 and Facebook. Those seeking additional information regarding Ray Marshall Motorsports should visit the team live on the Web at www.raymarshallmotorsports.com.

2015 Wins: 5 (2 - Limaland Motorsports Park (OH) - NRA 360s; 1 - Butler Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - I-96 Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - Ohsweken Speedway (Canada) - 360ci)

2016 Wins: 2 (Waynesfield Raceway Park, I-96 Speedway)

2017 Highlights: Qualified for all three main events at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL.) with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Opened year with Ray Marshall Motorsports with top-five at Attica Raceway Park on March 24. Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9. Finished sixth against NRA Sprint Invaders at Limaland on April 21. Earned two consecutive top-five finishes in Michigan on May 5-6; third against GLSS Sprints at I-96 Speedway and fourth against SOD Sprints at Crystal Motor Speedway. Third against NRA Sprint Invaders at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, May 27. Earned 12th place finish against Arctic Cat All Stars at Mercer Raceway Park on June 3. Finished ninth at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10; won respective race heat race. Finished ninth at Muskingum County Speedway during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Finished ninth at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, July 1. Charged from 17th to seventh at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Monday, July 24. Finished ninth at Lebanon Valley (NY) Speedway on Sunday, July 30. Climbed from 11th to finish sixth during Open Wheel Championships preliminary at Atomic Speedway on August 25. Earned top-ten finish (ninth) during Attica Raceway Park’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek make-up feature on Saturday, September 2. Finished third during 4-Crown Nationals main event at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, September 23. Finished sixth during action at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, October 7. Finished seventh at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway during May 28 make-up feature. Hard charged from 20th to finish tenth at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, October 14; All Star finale. Clinched Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year honors.

2017 Stats: Clinched Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year honors. Earned 13 top-ten finishes in 40 Arctic Cat All Star starts. Ended year fourth in All Star driver standings.

Max Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc., Fastenal of Kenton, DPI Ink Graphics, Hempy Water, Lima Powder Coating, Blue Room, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Dale’s Concrete, Fully Injected Motorsports, and Specialized Therapy

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.

 

 

Ryan Smith sweeps Double Down at Mansfield; Empire Super Sprints finale ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KUNKLETOWN, PA (October 16, 2017) - Ending his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star campaign with one of his most impressive performances of the season, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith went two for three during his most recent weekend of competition, highlighted with a doubleheader sweep at Mansfield Motor Speedway on October 13. Smith earned a total of $10,000 for his Friday night dominance; the fifth driver in Arctic Cat All Star history to accomplish two victories in one day.

“Just an unbelievable night at Mansfield. I can’t think of a better way to describe it,” Ryan Smith said, pilot of the Tom and Sherry Leidig/Warko Group/Rick’s Auto Body/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Specialty Rigging/No. 59. “I owe Eric Slade of Slade Shocks a big part of Friday night’s success. He allowed us to use a set of his shocks. They made a huge difference in our program.”

Smith concluded his Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign officially on Saturday night, October 14, at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The Arctic Cat All Star championship runner-up finished seventh during the #LastCallForMethanol main event; his 29th top-ten finish of the season with “America’s Series.”

Despite his Arctic Cat All Star commitments complete, Smith’s season will not end. Instead, the “Kunkletown Kid” will make his way back to Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York, on Friday, October 20, for the Empire Super Sprints finale worth $3,000. Smith has been victorious at Outlaw Speedway in 2017, claiming $5,000 during the Arctic Cat All Star appearance earlier this season.

“We don’t have all of the details ironed out just yet, but the plan is to head to Outlaw Speedway and drive a car for a different car owner,” Smith explained. “I’m sure we’ll have those plans finalized soon.”

Fans are encouraged to stay up to date with everything Ryan Smith at his official online home: www.ryansmithracing.com. Be sure to also follow Ryan Smith on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @RyanSmithRacing and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid/?ref=br_rs

2017 Highlights: Finished fourth during All Star competition at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on July 1. During Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, Ryan Smith finished fourth at Hagerstown (MD) Speedway, sixth at Williams Grove Speedway and tenth at Selinsgrove Speedway, each for Coldren Motorsports. Charged from 24th to fifth during Kings Royal main event on July 15. Earned a trio of top-ten finishes during 2017 I-79 Summer Shootout; fifth at Eriez (PA) Speedway, ninth at Tri-City Raceway Park (Hard Charger), and fifth at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Earned pair of All Star top five finishes at Outlaw Speedway (first) and Orange County Fair Speedway (ninth) on July 28-29. Finished 11th during inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway. Finished second during All Star action at Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 17. Earned a pair of top-ten finishes in Ohio on September 2-3; eighth during Ohio Sprint Speedweek make-up event at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a seventh place finish during Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway. Earned two top-ten finishes during Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal (PA) Speedway; 10th on Friday and second during 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 finale. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes on September 16-17 including an eighth place finish during the Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove Speedway/ninth place finish at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway. Finished ninth at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on Saturday, October 7. Swept Double Down at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway on Friday, October 13; won both features. Finished seventh during #LastCallForMethanol at Eldora Speedway.

2017 All Star Wins: 3 (1 at Outlaw [NY] Speedway; 2 at Mansfield [OH] Motor Speedway) 2017 Stats: Earned 29 top-ten finishes in 46 Arctic Cat All Star starts. Ended year second in Arctic Cat All Star driver standings.

Ryan Smith Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: The Warko Group/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Rick’s Auto Body/Trent Gower Photography/Specialty Rigging/HP Engines/X-1 Race Cars/S&S Speedways/Quality Roofing Supply Company, Inc./C&B Chubby/Vahlco Wheels/GLT Electrical/Thunder on the Hill Racing Series/Armbruster Racing Photos

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

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / corini.anthony@yahoo.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

Michael concludes All Star season at Eldora Speedway; 2018 plans to be determined

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, OH (October 16, 2017) - With his second, full season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officially in the books, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael will now turn his attention forward and begin the rebuilding process for 2018. Michael will regroup at his Texas home before returning to his Fremont, Ohio, race shop later this winter.

“It was a long, tough season, but I’m glad we were able to battle through it and accomplish some of our goals,” Michael explained. “I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish. I can’t thank my crew and my family enough for their hard work and dedication. We had some people join us on and off this season and I’m thankful for their help, as well. I think we finished a little below our potential in 2017, but I think that is the common thought process among any team. We want to win every time we are on the race track.”

T.J. Michael wrapped up his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign seventh in the Series driver standings, earning a pair of top-ten finishes in 28 feature starts. A major highlight in 2017 was an eighth place finish at Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois, in early June. It was Michael’s first-ever visit to the Illinois bullring, bettering most of the 31 cars in attendance. The “Texas Traveler” also finished eighth at the Orange County (NY) Fair Speedway in late-July. Like Macon, it was his first-ever visit to the southern New York facility.

“I can’t thank all of those who helped make this season possible. To be a full-time racer is a dream come true,” said Michael. “I have a great group of supporters who stood behind me the entire season. They believed in me and pushed me even when things were at their worst. I’m confident we’ll come back next year better than ever and repay them with a visit to victory lane.”

As of now, Michael has no permanent plans for 2018. A potential game plan will be put together in the coming weeks leading up to the Arctic Cat All Star banquet in Indianapolis during PRI2017.

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8.

2016 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes on June 10/11 with FAST Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael finished fifth with FAST on Friday, June 10, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a sixth place finish at Butler Speedway in Butler, Michigan, with Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, June 11.

2017 Highlights: Finished ninth during Attica Raceway Park season opener on Friday, March 24. Earned B-main victory on Saturday, June 3, at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Charged from 26th to finish 12th at Wayne County Speedway on Monday, June 19, during Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Orange County (NY) Fair Speedway on Saturday, July 29.

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex, Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway, Ohio) 2016 Stats: Seven top-ten finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition 2017 Stats: Two top-ten finishes in 28 Arctic Cat All Star starts. Finished seventh in Arctic Cat All Star driver standings.

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Hinchman Suits, Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde, Crown Battery, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Chassis, MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Heating & Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company, HRP, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Caleb Armstrong ends All Star campaign third in Series driver standings

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NEW CASTLE, IN (October 16, 2017) - An accomplished season, nonetheless, New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong recently concluded his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star campaign, participating in three main events in two days at two different Ohio venues. The weekend proved satisfactory for the second-year Arctic Cat All Star, finishing 16th, 14th and 20th, respectively, during his combined three starts at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway and Eldora (OH) Speedway.

In actuality, the 2017 season was Armstrong's first, full campaign with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The former Chili Bowl Midget Nationals preliminary feature winner suffered from an injury in 2016 and missed a portion of the schedule.

“It feels good to get this deal under our belts. I think we had a pretty good season. We definitely found some rhythm here and there, but all in all, a great effort by everyone,” Armstrong said. “I can’t thank my family enough for their support, as well as everyone who works on this deal. It can be demanding; a lot of travel mixed in with late nights and early mornings. I’m not too sure of a plan for next season. I think we’ll take a few weeks to kick back and relax. We’ll figure out a plan soon enough.”

Armstrong, pilot of the Armstrong Farms/Neal Metal Recycling/All Star Performance/Baker Crop Insurance/No. 7C, ended his season with 18 top-ten finishes against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, wrapping up his championship chase third in the Series driver standings.

Fans are invited to keep up with Caleb Armstrong online at www.calebarmstrong.com, as well as on all of his available social media networks including Twitter: @Armstrong7C

Recent Highlights: Finished seventh during Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon (OH) Speedway on July 8. Finished 10th during Arctic Cat All Star main event at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Monday, July 24. Charged from 25th to 15th at Eriez Speedway during I-79 Summer Shootout action. Finished second during Arctic Cat All Star main event at Lebanon Valley (NY) Speedway, as well as seventh during Arctic Cat All Star main event action at Outlaw (NY) Speedway. Finished fourth during Freedom 40 at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, August 5. Scored $15,000 FAST/OSCS victory during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield Motor Speedway. Charged from 12th to sixth during Wayne County Speedway’s Pete Jacobs Memorial on Sunday, September 3. Qualified for Tuscarora 50 main event at Port Royal (PA) Speedway. Finished eighth during Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway visit on Sunday, September 17. Charged from 22nd to ninth during Four Crown Nationals main event at Eldora Speedway on September 23.

2017 Wins: 1 (Mansfield Motor Speedway - Great Lakes Dirt Nationals - $15,000) 2017 Stats: 18 Arctic Cat All Star top-ten finishes in 46 feature starts; six top-five finishes. Ended year third in Arctic Cat All Star driver standings.

Armstrong is quick to thank his current partners: Baker Crop Insurance, Neal Metal Recycling, All-Star Performance, Armstrong Farms, Specialty Fuels & Logistics, Beast Enterprise, Simpson Racing Products, Wilwood Brakes, Wings Unlimited, PAC Racing Springs, Penske Shocks, and Schoenfeld Headers.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Hickman Not So Rusty

A solid performance in last Saturday night’s opening Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series round at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway saw Rusty Hickman start his 2017-18 season in positive fashion, coming away with a pleasing runner-up finish to Jamie Veal.

Debuting his brand-new Vic # 40 Hickman’s Tree Maintenance supported J&J and Maxwill Racing Engines package, Hickman showed good pace from the outset, placing second in his opening heat race and fourth in his second, before starting up eighth for the 30-lap feature race.

Moving up to sixth place when an accident on the first turn caused a complete restart, Hickman immediately managed to advance further into fourth place at the drop of the green flag, when fifth-place starter Glen Sutherland backed up the field due to damage he’d sustained to his car.

Continuing to make his way forward as the race progressed by capitalising on lapped traffic, Hickman took over third place on lap 12, before passing Brett Milburn for the second spot with just five laps remaining and going on to claim an impressive runner-up finish behind one of the country’s leading drivers in Veal.

“When you’re up against a driver the calibre of Jamie, second place feels almost as good as first,” admitted the 17-year-old racer from Bendigo in Victoria.

“I have to thank Dave Challons from J&J Auto Racing and Peter Morris from Maxwill Racing Engines for my car and engine package, which was fast and competitive from the outset. I also have to give huge credit to my dad Darren for giving me such a great feature-race setup.

“I’m really looking forward to the rest of the 2017-18 season. Hopefully I can continue running towards the front of the field and progress as a racer.”

Planning to do as much racing as possible throughout the season, Hickman will contest close to 30 shows, with his next appearance being this Saturday night’s second Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round at Moama’s Heartland Raceway.

Hickman is proudly supported in the 2017-18 season by: Hickman’s Tree Maintenance, Beeps Auto Parts - Bendigo, Victory Lane Racegear, Tasco Petroleum, Mobil 1, Choice Graphics, Jackal Fencing, Peerless Products Pty Ltd, Advanced Engine Dynamics, Camden Signs, and J&J Auto Racing. Special thanks must go to Sandie and Darren (mum and dad), Amy and Olivia (sisters), and crew member Frog.

To find out more about Hickman and the Hickman Motorsport team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Hickman Motorsport Vic 40.

 

 

Swindell Continues Recent Domination and Claims Record Fifth Short Track Nationals Title

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 16, 2017) - It took a little longer than he expected, but Sammy Swindell has returned to true form.

Swindell won all three times he hit the track during his preliminary night before he led all 40 laps during the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires finale last weekend at I-30 Speedway. The two wins on the weekend give him five victories in his last six races and six triumphs in 10 races during an eight-week span.

"We lost our good motor the first of the year," he said. "We had another one that wasn't quite as good. We kept trying to make changes. It made a struggle for a little bit. That and everywhere we went the draw was bad and we started at the back. It took us a bit to figure out where we were at and what we needed and where we needed to go. We've been building on that since Knoxville (in August). We're pretty much where we should have been after last year. Now it seems like everything is going in the right direction. We've been getting good draws and haven't had issues and aren't getting involved in things on the race track."

Last weekend was smooth sailing for Swindell and car owner A.G. Rains, who also won the Short Track Nationals crown together last year. For Swindell, it marked his fifth career event title, which makes him the first driver to win the Short Track Nationals five times.

The action began on Thursday with Swindell winning an ASCS Mid-South Region heat race from the pole, advancing from third to win a qualifier and capturing the main event after starting on the outside of the front row.

"I didn't have to run hard, just hard enough to do what we needed to do," he said. "I was able to run conservative and still be quick enough to win. We felt pretty confident. We got into traffic and it was about not getting into trouble. There were a few times it was pretty close and I had to stop.

"Every time we hit the track we won. That put us in a good spot to get locked in for Saturday. That definitely made the rest of the weekend easier. Then all we had to do was prepare for that dash and the feature."

Swindell's victory on Thursday locked him into the dash on Saturday. A fourth-place result in the dash lined him up on the outside of the second row for the 40-lap, $15,000-to-win A Main.

"I had a really good start," he said. "I could tell (Tim) Crawley was going to go to the top. I was going to go through the middle and get one. (Aaron) Reutzel started to slide across. That blocked Tim and the best part of the track was the bottom coming off there. It was like, 'Thanks a lot for giving me this opportunity to take the lead right away.' I'd rather have them chase me than me chase them. The car was good enough I could run anywhere."

Swindell took the lead on the opening lap and never looked back as he scored his eighth victory of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 12 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 1 (3); Feature: 1 (2).

Oct. 14 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 8 wins, 16 top fives, 25 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

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"I've run some of the High Performance Lubricants products and the product we put in the rear end and the steering made it run cooler," Swindell said. "We did a bunch of oil analysis before and after and found some great things using High Performance Lubricants."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Acme Graphix & Design, High Performance Lubricants, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson Race Products, Rossie Feed & Grain, CP Pistons, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Home of the Budweiser Oval Nationals

Perris Auto Speedway

CORY KRUSEMAN GRAND MARSHAL OF 22ND BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS!

(Perris, CA, October 16, 2017) Two-time race winner Cory Kruseman has been named Grand National of the 22nd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway. The race will take place on November 9th, 10th and 11th at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval and will feature the USAC National and CRA Sprint Cars.

Kruseman, whose list of racing accomplishments includes driving Tony Stewart owned cars to wins at the Oval Nationals in 2003 and 2004, is looking forward to being on hand for the big race.

“The only bad thing about it is I have to realize I am old enough to be a Grand Marshal,” Kruseman said with a laugh. “Seriously though, it is a big honor to be the Grand Marshal of such a big race. It is also so close to my home (Kruseman lives in Ventura) and I spent a lot of time racing there. It is very nice to be remembered with this and I am glad I am able to do it with so many of the guys I competed against racing in this year’s event. I have fond memories of not only winning the Oval Nationals, but just of competing in them against the best drivers in the country. I also have great memories of Perris Auto Speedway so this means a tremendous amount to me.”

2017 Budweiser Oval Nationals “Grand Marshal” at Perris Auto Speedway in 2014. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Promoter Don Kazarian, who started the Grand Marshall program for the race more than a decade ago, is a huge fan of Kruseman on and off the track.

“Everything Cory Kruseman does and did on and off the track is so professional,” the longtime promoter said. “In the 22-year history of Perris Auto Speedway, he is one of its greatest ever competitors and one of its biggest ever winners. I could not be happier than to have Cory as 2017 Oval Nationals Grand Marshal.”

Kazarian continued.

“It is not just what Cory did at Perris Auto Speedway, but what he has done on racetracks across the country,” Kazarian said. “He has won races everywhere and those race wins are backed up with championships. His resume is outstanding and he is a shoe in for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and likely the Midget Hall of Fame, too. Now days he is giving back to the sport with his successful driving classes and as a car owner giving many drivers a chance to fulfill their racing dreams.”

The Oval Nationals, which pays $25,000.00 to win on the final night, is three nights of full points paying races for the USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Car Series.’ Advance tickets for the most prestigious non-wing sprint car race in the nation are available at the following link: http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who not wish to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone each night at the ticket window.

Oval Nationals Champions

1996 Jimmy Sills

1997 Rip Williams

1998 Rodney Argo

1999 Rickie Gaunt

2000 Tony Jones

2001 Bud Kaeding

2002 Bud Kaeding

2003 Cory Kruseman

2004 Cory Kruseman

2005 Dave Darland

2006 Dave Darland

2007 Bud Kaeding

2008 Jesse Hockett

2009 Damion Gardner

2010 Chris Windom

2011 Damion Gardner

2012 Mike Spencer

2013 Dave Darland

2014 Robert Ballou

2015 Bryan Clauson

2016 Damion Gardner

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

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

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2016-2017 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

October 7th Southern California Fair – American Flat Track Motorcycle Finals

October 8 Southern California Fair – Night of Destruction (afternoon and evening)

October 21st USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 28th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Modifieds

November 8th Oval Nationals Practice

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 10th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 11th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Bruce Jr. Produces Pair of Top Fives During Short Track Nationals at I-30

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 16, 2017) - Tony Bruce Jr. scored his best Short Track Nationals finish since winning the marquee event in 2009 last Saturday when I-30 Speedway hosted the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

Bruce Jr. guided the Smith Family No. 86 to a podium finish on Thursday during preliminary action before he finished fifth on Saturday in the ASCS Mid-South Region event finale.

"Having won the race before it's something that I want to do again, but at the same time if you take a step back and look at the fact that we ran top three on a prelim night and got locked in and we were able to have a strong run and get a top five on Saturday, at the end of the day it was a pretty successful weekend," he said.

The event began on Thursday with Bruce Jr. advancing from fourth to second place in both a heat race and a qualifier. That ranked fourth most out of the 70-plus competitors and lined him up on the outside of the second row for the 25-lap main event.

"We fell back at the beginning," he said. "We fell back to eighth within the first five or six laps. As the race went on the car really came around and I was able to make some good moves and get to a lock-in spot. The longer we went the better we got. Everybody else moved up the track to get faster and I moved down to get faster. In turns three and four I was able to work the top getting in and turn down to come off the bottom on the exit. That was where I was making up my ground."

Bruce Jr. rebounded from the slow start to climb back into the top five as the laps began to wind down. He was running fourth when the white flag was waved.

"I knew we were close (to one of the three lock-in positions to Saturday)," he said. "I didn't know if that was the final lock-in spot in front of me. I knew the more cars I got the better chances we had. Aaron Reutzel saw me coming out of turn two. He dove in and ran to the bottom in turn three. I was able to open up my entrance. I turned it down and it stuck so well. I had such a great run. Everything played out perfect. He slipped off the bottom and left me just enough room."

Bruce Jr. made a last-lap pass to score the third-place finish, which locked him into the dash on Saturday.

"It makes the rest of the weekend a lot less stressful," he said. "We were focused in on trying to make sure we had a good car. We had a great car through hot laps, the dash and the feature. We just came up a little short. Everybody in the top five was just fast."

Bruce Jr. placed fifth in the dash to start fifth for the main event. He battled for a top five throughout the 40-lap main event before ending fifth, which was his 11th top five of the season and third straight top five.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 12 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (4); Qualifier: 2 (4); Feature: 3 (4).

Oct. 14 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Dash: 5 (3); Feature: 5 (5).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

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"When I moved to the Tulsa area a few years back we built a brand new shop," Bruce Jr. said. "We always strive as a race team to find the best products for the situation and that was no different selecting the company to build our building. Wheeler Metals was the perfect fit for our needs. From 10x10 pole barns to 100x100 full metal buildings, they have it all. I challenge anyone to find a building company that will work the customers' needs like they do."

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

 

 

 

Bergman Nets Career-Best Short Track Nationals Result at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 16, 2017) - Seth Bergman recorded his career-best Short Track Nationals result last weekend during the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway.

Bergman kicked off the ASCS Mid-South Region tripleheader on Thursday by maneuvering from seventh to fourth place during a heat race.

"I wasn't happy with the heat race," he said. "I knew we needed to be better. We made some adjustments for the qualifier and things got better. I felt like we were making progress. In the main event we were about a ninth-place car."

Bergman won the qualifier to lock into the ninth starting position for the A Main. He battled inside the top 10 throughout the 25-lap main event before finishing ninth.

He returned to the bullring on Friday for the second round of action. Bergman won a heat race before he finished eighth in a qualifier after an early incident.

"We started off well," he said. "I got a good draw and was able to win the heat race. In the qualifier I got spun out on the first lap. We had to go to the back and I wasn't able to work my way forward. Then we weren't good in the B Main. We had to make up a lot of ground and I wasn't good enough."

Bergman capped the night with a 10th-place result in a B Main.

He entered Saturday's finale needing a strong performance in a heat race to make the $15,000-to-win A Main.

"I knew with where we were at that I had to win that showdown race," he said. "We drew the pole and I had no choice but to win, which we did. That locked us into 13th place in the feature. We weren't that good again. There were a lot of cars that fell out and we survived. That's how our weekend was. When it was crucial to score points we could score points, but when it came time to capitalize we weren't able to do it."

The heat race win locked Bergman into the 13th starting position in the 40-lap main event. He picked up a position to finish 12th , which was his career-best finish during the finale of the event that showcased more than 70 competitors.

"We had an ok weekend," he said. "I wouldn't say it was great and I wouldn't say it was horrible. We were a mid-pack car come feature-time all weekend. We've been trying to figure out how to get out of that mid-pack speed for a while. It's something we continue to work on."

Bergman will return to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44 th annual Winter Nationals. He enters the weekend ranked sixth in the championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 12 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (7); Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 9 (9).

Oct. 13 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 8 (5); B Main: 10 (7).

Oct. 14 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 12 (13).

SEASON STATS -

64 races, 2 wins, 26 top fives, 41 top 10s, 51 top 15s, 58 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44 th annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Corridor Electric

Corridor Electric is a full-service electrical contractor located in Snohomish, Wash. With a specialty in electricity, Corridor Electric was established in 1999 by Seth's parents - Steve and Terri Bergman.

"Corridor Electric has been the backbone for my racing career," Seth Bergman said. "It's my parent's business and I can't thank them enough for the support throughout the years. I wouldn't be able to chase my racing dreams without everything they have done for me."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Young Tools, Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Runs into Tough Luck in Ohio During All Star Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 16, 2017) - Trey Starks made his final visit of the season to Ohio last weekend when he and Gobrecht Motorsports tackled the final two Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races of the year.

The action began on Friday at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, where Starks made his debut.

"I had a lot of fun at the track," he said. "It got a little dry, but it raced really good. We qualified ok. The track cleaned up and times started getting quicker."

Starks qualified 15th quickest overall and fifth in his group, which missed a spot in the heat race inversion by only one position. He then advanced from fifth to fourth place in the heat race to lock into the A Main.

"We dropped to sixth on the start, but climbed up to finish fourth," he said. "I was excited to see what we could do in the main. Unfortunately, we broke a rear end and we didn't catch it until right before the main. It wasn't completely broken yet, but it wasn't going to last very many more laps. We caught it when we were changing gears. That was a bummer we didn't get to run the main event, but it's a good thing we caught it."

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Eldora Speedway, where Starks timed in fourth quickest overall and the fastest in his group. He then advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race to lock into a dash, in which a fourth-place result lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the A Main.

"I felt pretty good," he said. "We adjusted some and I think we went too far with the car. We didn't have a good car in the main. I struggled throughout it and couldn't find speed. I couldn't find where the car wanted to be and I couldn't build any speed. That's something we'll have to work on the next time we go back."

Starks battled inside the top 10 for most of the race before he faded to an 11th-place finish.

Starks will venture to California this weekend to compete Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 24th annual Trophy Cup. He will drive for Shannon Wheatley for the first time ever during the marquee event.

"I get to go to one of my favorite tracks," he said. "I do enjoy Tulare. It's a tough track. I know Rooster (Wheatley) and he'll have real good equipment underneath me. I have no question it will get around the track really well."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: DNS (14).

Oct. 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 4 (3); Feature: 11 (7).

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 2 wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 49 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 24th annual Trophy Cup

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 - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

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"Brown & Miller Racing Solutions has worked with members of our team for a long time," Starks said. "They are a trusted company that produces top-notch products so we are thrilled to have them support our team."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Champion Brands, Starks Timber Processing, Golf Cart Services, ServiceMaster Clean, J&J Auto Racing, Textron Off Road, Fibreworks Composites, FK Rod Ends, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Kleffel's, Moose Blocks, Beer Hill Gang, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pancho's Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components and Security Race Products for their continued support.

 

CRSA Sprints Announce Procedural Rules for Eastern States Weekend

Contact: Mike Emhof 585.370.6495 mikeemhof@patriotsprinttour.com

(Sodus, NY) The format for the upcoming Hard Clay Challenge event will have all drivers draw for group position. Drivers will then time within their group to set heat lineups. The top four (4) fast times in each group will be inverted for heat starts. In a 3 heat format the top six (6), 4 heat format top five (5) from each heat will automatically be locked into the A-Main with the top two (2) finishers going to the redraw. It will be heads up from heat finishes for either 18 or 20 depending on car counts and heats. The balance of the field will be set with B-Main transfers for the 22-car A-Main. Two (2) provisional spots will be available to tour regulars who are in the top 20 in points and that have not qualified for the A-Main.

The fastest timer in each group will receive a $50 bonus, with the fastest overall timer receiving a $100 bonus courtesy of Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc.

Orange County Fair Speedway ESW Hard Clay Challenge Payout:

Special thanks to Johnny’s Service Station, Neiger’s Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing and Heating, Hennessy Wine and Liquor:

1. $1,000.00 2. $650.00 3. $400.00 4. $300.00 5. $250.00 6. $225.00 7. $210.00 8. $200.00 9. $190.00 10. $180.00 11. $170.00 12. $160.00 13. $150.00 14. $150.00 15. $150.00 16. $150.00 17. $150.00 18. $150.00 19. $150.00 20. $150.00 21. $150.00 22. $150.00

Gates open at 8:00 am, draw will open at 8:15 am at the CRSA hauler. Drivers meeting will be at 10:45 am at the CRSA hauler and draw will close. Heat in the motors is scheduled for 11:15 am, and timed hot laps are scheduled to roll off at 11:30 am. We will try to get a separate hot lap and group time trials arranged.

Jeff Trombley heads into the final race of the season with a slim 19-point advantage over second place, hometown runner Thomas Radivoy, who has three wins with the CRSA Sprints this season, two of them coming at Orange County. Another hometown favorite, Christian Rumsey, sits third in points and trails Trombley by 52 points. Rumsey picked up his first sprint car win earlier in the season at Orange County Fair Speedway. Sitting 4th is 2016 Rookie of the Year Sydney Prince who is just 82 points out of first. Prince had a runner up finish in the June race at Orange County Fair Speedway. Who knows where it will all shake out? Many top runners are expected to be in competition this coming Saturday. Kyle Smith, Dana Wagner, Tyler Jashembowski, Emily & Billy VanInwegen, Jerry Sehn, Tyler Boniface, Bobby Hackel and Josh Pieniazek to list a few. Fans and teams can find out more about the final race of the Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment season by going to crsasprints.com, on Facebook as ‘CRSA Sprints’, and on Twitter as @CRSAsprints. The CRSA Sprints would like to thank the following marketing partners for helping to make the 2017 season a success: Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tire, Bicknell Racing Products, Mike Emhof Motorsports, CNY Powersports with Kawasaki, Insigner Performance Fuels, ProFab Enterprises, Kennedy Towing & Service Center, Algonkin Motel, Johnny’s Service Station, Neigers Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, and Hennessy Wine & Liquor.

 

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Madsen Joining World of Outlaws This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Oct. 16, 2017) - Big Game Motorsports returns to racing this weekend during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader in the Midwest following two weeks off.

Kerry Madsen and the Muddy sponsored team will race on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and on Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., for the Twister Showdown.

"Guy (Forbrook) and the guys have been working in the shop and have been busy," Madsen said. "It has been a good chance to regroup for the rest of the year."

Madsen has been successful at both ovals with the World of Outlaws. He was victorious in 2014 at Lakeside Speedway.

"It's always a favorite," he said. "It's a track that has a similar shape to Knoxville. They get a good crowd. For me it's a close race because it's only three hours away. I'm looking forward to it."

Madsen's best result at Salina Highbanks Speedway was a runner-up result, which also came in 2014 when the race was cut short because of track conditions.

"It's a pretty exciting track," he said. "It has an awesome layout. It's pretty fast. I've always done well there. I've never won, but have run second there. I think our car should be suited to these two tracks this weekend."

Madsen and the Muddy backed team have four wins - tied for fifth most - and 14 top fives - seventh most - in a limited number of starts with the World of Outlaws this season.

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 7 wins, 30 top fives, 47 top 10s, 50 top 15s, 52 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., for the Twister Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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Wheatley Aiming for Strong Performance at Trophy Cup to Cap Season

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (Oct. 16, 2017) - Austen Wheatley will wrap up the 2017 season this weekend when he tackles the 24 th annual Trophy Cup.

Wheatley is piloting a sprint car for Willie Kahne during the marquee event at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., Thursday through Saturday.

"I've gone to his shop a couple of times to chat and get fitted," Wheatley said. "It's ready to go. Willie is pretty knowledgeable and I think we'll have a productive weekend. I think we'll get better every night, but I think right out of the gate we'll be pretty good."

Wheatley's best result at the track came in 2012 when he placed eighth during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event.

"I enjoy racing there," he said. "I'm pretty familiar with it. It's a lot easier to go into the big races when you're familiar with the track. My goal is to go as fast as possible and have the best finish as possible."

Wheatley has already produced a stout season as he has earned a career-best three feature victories.

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 3 wins, 4 top fives, 11 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 24th annual Trophy Cup

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, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Bell and King Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

NCRA Final Four Classic at 81 Speedway This Saturday Night!

Park City, Kansas – October 16, 2017 – Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products will try again this coming Saturday night (October 21) to put a wrap on the their 47th consecutive season as a sanctioning body as the series sprint, modified, crate late model and mod-lite divisions end their point season at 81 Speedway in Park City.

The event, billed as the “NCRA Final Four Classic,” was originally scheduled to be held at Salina (Ks) Speedway back on October 7 but was moved to 81 Speedway due to weather cancelation.

The battle for the series sprint car championship comes down to two drivers as former champion Jeremy Campbell of Wichita holds a slim 25-point-lead over defending champion Don Droud, Jr. of Lincoln, Nebraska.

In the series modified division, two-time series champion Dan Powers holds a 45-point lead over former champion Tyler Davis, an 85-point lead over defending champion Scott Green and 90 points over Ryan McAninch.

Despite winning five of the eight events that have been held this season, former champion Delbert Smith comes into the season finale five points behind two-time and defending tour champion Chris Kratzer while Dusty Leonard is 90 points out of the point lead.

Looking to claim his third-straight championship, Justin Kinderknecht holds a 50 point lead over Dustin Forsberg.

Grandstand admission is just $20 at the gate or you can purchase discount tickets from the tracks official website www.race81speedway.com. Kids ages eleven and under will be admitted into the grandstands for free while all pit passes are just $30.

All gates will open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time.

More information on the final NCRA event for 2017 can be found on the series official website www.racencra.com; the tracks official website www.race81speedway.com; the series official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series or by calling (316) 755-1781.

 

 

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY'S 2017 AWARDS BANQUET TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

Tickets for the 2017 NAPA Wayne County Speedway's Awards Banquet are now on sale. To purchase tickets, send $25 per person to Wayne County Speedway, 209 Pine Street, Creston, Ohio 44217. Also include your phone number so that a confirmation of receipt can be texted to you. Tickets must be ordered by November 1st. The banquet will be at the Pines Golf Course Banquet Room. The doors will open at 5:00 pm with dinner served at 6:00 pm and awards at 7:00 pm.

The top ten in points in the Fisher Performance Sprints, the Kar Connection Super Late Models, the Lowes Super Stocks and the WQKT 104.5 Sports Country Mini Stocks will be honored as will the top three of the Super Stock and Mini Stock 'Summer Series.' Also the Contingency Connection 'Racers Rewards' will also be awarded.

Plans are already underway for the 2018 season as new clay has already started to be applied to the racing surface plus some other improvements are in the works for 'Orrville's Historic Oval' in the off season. The 2018 race schedule is also in the process of being set for next season.

Watch the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for the latest news about the track and like us at facebook.com/waynecountyspeedway

 

 

HARVEST CUP TO CLOSE OUT SEASON ON OCT. 21st OPPORTUNITY TIMES THREE AT TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY

Haubstadt, IN - October 15, 2017 - Saturday October 21st the Tri-State Speedway will be presenting its final racing event for this season. The Harvest Cup that evening will pay $5,000 to win the MSCS sprint car feature! This will be the third attempt in October to hold this particular race. It was rescheduled after rain intervened both days during the original weekend that it was to be held. This special event has served to conclude each racing season since 2011. It will be the Championship and Honors Night for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series. In addition to the Midwest Sprint Car Series, the speedway will be presenting UMP Open Wheel Modified racing with $1,500 going to the winner. The winged Midwest Mini Sprint Association will also compete in the triple header. When the MSCS Sprint Cars are competing at Tri-State Speedway fans have come to expect the unexpected. Superb late race efforts, last lap challenges, and runs from deep in the pack have prevailed in 2017. Winning requires an all out effort. It is difficult yet some drivers have accomplished the task and then repeated it. Kevin Thomas Jr., Kyle Cummins, and Chase Stockon have two MSCS Tri-State feature wins each. These three might be considered as favorites to take this one final race. With MSCS starting 21 cars for the feature, 18 other drivers will have an opportunity to take up the challenge. Brady Short of Mitchell, IN, already has a lock on the 2017 MCSC Points title. The accomplishment produced his fourth MSCS title. However eight of those prestigious and preferred top ten spots in the points are undecided. Chase Stockon of Fort Branch, IN, is currently 10th in points. There are another 8 drivers outside the top ten with a mathematical shot at gaining a top ten finish. Kent Schmidt of Owensville, IN, is currently fifth in points. Competitors Robert Ballou and Kendall Ruble still have a chance to finish in the top five. Ruble leads in Rookie Points but the outcome remains undecided. Ben Knight trails by 37 points. At the end of the season there is always the race for feature money with an underlying race for points money! Modified drivers from across the region have been frequenting Tri-State Speedway all season. The track continues to serve race drivers and race fans with that compelling need for speed. They arrive to test and survey the Class Track from across Indiana as well as Kentucky and Illinois. Dave Beck’s pair of victories leads the five Hoosier drivers that have visited victory lane. Kentucky’s Trent Young has won three features to lead all competitors. Illinois drivers Mark Lamont and Everett Bradham have both visited the podium in posting top three finishes. Nine features have produced 6 different winners. Rod Henning has truly mastered Tri-State Speedway. The Ohio based driver has won all 3 MMSA Haubstadt features held this season. Those giving chase and collecting repeat top 5 finishes include Andy Bradley, Jesse Vermillion, and Scott Bradley. Gate times and racing action will begin earlier than usual for this event. Racing will follow opening ceremonies at 6:30 P.M. The MSCS Champion will be crowned. The MSCS Rookie of the Year will also be honored. Warm-ups and group qualifying begin at 5 o’clock. The pit gate will swing open at 2:30. The Grandstands will open to admit fans at 3:30 in the afternoon.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS and Tri-State Speedway.

 

 

Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation fires-off this Thursday at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA - October 16, 2017...Excitement & buzz is floating through the air as one of the biggest weeks in California Sprint Car racing has arrived, which means only one thing, it’s time for the 24th annual Trophy Cup at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.

The Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup is not only known for featuring some of the best racing seen all year long, but it’s also well regarded for being held to benefit one of the truly great organizations around, the Make-A-Wish Foundation. With the Trophy Cup donating $150,000 at last year’s event it brought the total amount of donations up to a staggering $1,420,000 since the event was created back in 1994.

This weekend marks the 13th occasion that the Trophy Cup will be held at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. The overall winner of the event after Saturday’s main event is concluded will be guaranteed $20,000 in winnings for the weekend. All teams that compete in this year’s edition will be eligible for next season’s 25th anniversary special that features a $200,000 total purse, with $25,000 in winnings going to the champion and $5,000 in winnings just to start the final night’s A-main.

Past Trophy Cup winners entered this for this weekend include defending champion Shane Golobic of Fremont, along with three-time winner Tim Kaeding from San Jose, two-time victor Jason Meyers of Clovis, plus single-time winners Bud Kaeding from Campbell, Willie Croft of Roseville, Chico’s Jonathan Allard and Fresno’s Craig Stidham.

Driver’s looking to take home the Trophy Cup for the first time will include Paradise, California’s Kyle Hirst; Kingsburg’s Cory Eliason; Fresno’s Dominic & Gio Scelzi; Lemoore’s Carson Macedo; Brownsburg, Indiana’s Joey Saldana; Altoona, Iowa’s Terry McCarl; Nashville, Rutherford’s Rico Abreu; Tennessee’s Paul McMahan; Hanford’s DJ Netto; Dover, Missouri’s Danny Lasoski; Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid; Warrnambool, Australia’s Jamie Veal; Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox; Watsonville’s Justin Sanders; Roseville’s Sean Becker & Colby Copeland; Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto; Minden, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson; Visalia’s Steven Tiner; Salfordville, Pennsylvania’s Freddie Rahmer and many more.

“It’s been great to see the fan support continue to grow at the Trophy Cup year after year, which has simply been amazing to watch,” said Thunderbowl Raceway promoter Steve Faria. “The extra events on the fairgrounds have definitely created a happening at the event and one that people mark down on their calendar every season. I know we are looking forward to it and hope everyone else is too. Dave Pusateri and his entire team do an outstanding job with everything and I know we’re honored to host the Trophy Cup for the 13th straight year.”

All the special events are returning once again, including the Thursday Chili Dog Night sponsored by Taco Bravo, the Taco Bravo Fiesta Night on Friday and the Saturday afternoon spaghetti feed sponsored by La Villa Delicatessen. The post-race parties start 20 minutes after the checkered flag, while the spaghetti feed goes from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. A DJ will be on hand for music, with drinks available for purchase inside.

A Friday morning breakfast sponsored by the Tulare County Fairgrounds is also going to occur from 8am to 11am. A donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the door during all these events is appreciated.

Thursday’s Chili Dog Night will feature Karaoke with drivers and fans, while Friday’s Fiesta Night will showcase the “Not So Newlywed Game” with your favorite racing couples. During Saturday’s Spaghetti Feed there will be a corn hole tournament that will award a solid $750 to the winning team and $250 for second place. The cost is $40 per team and signups will take place at the T-shirt booth.

Tickets continue to be on sale for the Trophy Cup with all seating in the house reserved during the weekend. Grandstand tickets cost $45 on Thursday and Friday and $50 on Saturday. Bleacher tickets are $40 on Thursday and Friday and $45 on Saturday. Kids 6-12 are half price and 5 & under are free.

A seating chart is available at www.thunderbowlraceway.com and tickets can be acquired by calling 559-688-0909. The pit gate opens at 10am this Thursday October 19, with the drivers meeting at 3:30pm sharp. Qualifying is scheduled for 4:45pm, with first race at 6:15pm. The ticket trailer and will call opens at 10am. Front gate opens at 3pm.

To keep track of all the latest happenings from the 24th annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup be sure & follow the official Twitter account of the event https://twitter.com/trophy__cup

Final top-10 in Trophy Cup points last season: 1. Shane Golobic, 455; 2. Kyle Hirst, 442; 3. DJ Netto, 435; 4. Willie Croft, 423; 5. Jason Solwold, 421; 6. Henry Van Dam, 417; 7. Steven Tiner, 416; 8. Aaron Reutzel, 412; 9. Bud Kaeding, 410; 10. Mitchell Faccinto, 409.

Special thanks to all our partners for making things happen at the Thunderbowl Raceway including Merle Stone Chevrolet, Budweiser, Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Roth Motorsports, KRC Safety, Western Metal Company, Southwest Contractors, Double “D” Towing and JD Heiskel & Company.

The 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.

 

 

Heartbreak Hits Croft at Short Track Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Willie Croft looked to be well on his way to the 2017 Short Track Nationals feature event on Saturday night, but a part failure while leading the ‘B’ Main would dash his hopes.

“The end result wasn’t what we wanted but it was a really fun trip, and I am thankful to get back and have the opportunity to come at the Short Track Nationals,” Willie Croft said.

The three day event kicked off on Thursday night, a night that just did not go in favor of Croft. Starting on the front row his heat race, a questionable start would see him slip back and finish in the fourth spot.

Moving into the ‘C’ Main, Croft would take care of business as he picked up the win and moved the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 machine into the back of one of the twin ‘B’s’.

Lining up in the eight row of his ‘B’, Croft continued to flex his muscle as he came forward in a hurry. Working into the top-five, Croft would overtake fourth and sat in the catbird’s seat on a final restart. Moving into the third and final transfer spot into the ‘A’ coming to the checkered flag a spinning car in turn two would cause a yellow checkered and they would revert back and Croft would he held out of the feature event.

Back in action on Friday night, Croft would line up seventh in his heat race and would make some noise as he carved his way forward to finish fourth. Moving into a qualifier, Croft and Morgan Turpen would put on a memorable show that would see Croft finish in the second position which was good enough to put him in the Friday night feature.

Lining up 10th for the 25-lap feature event, Croft would battle the likes of Jonathan Cornell and Brian Bell on the extremely slick racing surface as he fought for position inside the Top-10. Taking the checkered flag in the 11th spot, Croft sat 10th in event points heading into Saturday night’s finale.

Finishing sixth in his Saturday night Showdown heat race, Croft would find himself 11th in overall points which placed him on the front row of one of two ‘B’ mains.

Getting off to a great start, Croft would power into the lead before heartbreak would hit and a part failure would derail him and end his Short Track Nationals.

“It was very cool to get out there and run well,” Willie Croft said. “The fans were awesome, and overall it was a good time.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, QTM, XYZ, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-45, Wins-1, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-18.

ON TAP: Croft is now slated to pilot the Rudeen Racing No. 26 at the 24th Annual Trophy Cup Thursday-Saturday night in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

Steven Tiner 15th at Short Track Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making the journey back to Little Rock, AR to take part in the 30th Annual Short Track Nationals, Steven Tiner would race hard to make the Saturday night feature event where he would come away with a 15th place finish after enduring a flat right rear late in the race.

“I had an absolute blast getting back to Little Rock, AR and taking part in the Short Track Nationals,” Steven Tiner said. “I spent a few years back there when I was younger racing, so it was great to get back and see so many familiar faces and make the Short Track Nationals feature event.”

With 74 cars taking part in the marquee event, each race is so important and the format creates some extremely exciting racing. Kicking off on Thursday night, Tiner would flex his muscle in his heat race as he advanced from the fourth starting position to pick up a win.

Finishing sixth in his qualifier, Tiner would be forced into one of the twin semi’s where he would pick up the win aboard the Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Deli Delicious machine and punch his ticket into the preliminary night feature.

Unable to get going in the feature on Thursday, Tiner would finish 15th which would be a good points night for the STN format.

Back in action on Friday night, Tiner would open his night up with a third place finish in his heat race before finishing eighth in his qualifier. Finding himself again in one of the twin semi’s, Tiner would finish in the seventh spot and his Friday night would come to an early end.

Taking his Thursday night point total into Saturday’s STN finale, Tiner entered the night sitting 18th in event points.

Running a heat race on Saturday night, Tiner would pick up a second place finish and that would move him up to 13th when points were tallied and feature event line-ups were formulated.

Lining up third in his semi, the Visalia, CA driver took care of business, as he was able to race his way to the win and punch his ticket into the 2017 Short Track Nationals finale.

Taking the green flag from the 15th starting position, Tiner was able to get off to a nice start as he started working his way forward. Working into the 11th spot, Tiner would see drivers in eighth, ninth, and 10th in his crosshairs, but on the 28th lap he would endure a flat right rear and bring out the caution flag. Able to restart with 10-to-go, Tiner would pick up a few positions as he got back to 15th at the finish line.

“Saturday night we were really good I felt, and we moved forward each time we hit the track,” Steven Tiner added. “I have to thank everyone who made this possible. Rob Hart, Scott Miller, and Brad Kennedy were a huge help. Looking forward to getting back to Trophy Cup this week.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, Deli Delicious, Fisher Racing Engines, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, XYZ Machine, DMI, Dan Olson Race Products, HRP, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, B&B Racing Engines, ART, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-39, Wins-3, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-24

ON TAP: Steven Tiner is slated to return to action in CA this week as he will take part in the 24th Annual Trophy Cup that takes place in Tulare, CA Thursday-Saturday.

 

 

Richard Vander Weerd 13th with King of the West Series at Cotton Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking the opportunity to shake down his Trophy Cup ride on Saturday night in Hanford, CA with the King of the West Series, Richard Vander Weerd held his own with a 360ci power plant as he picked up a 13th place finish.

“I got off to a slow start,” Richard Vander Weerd said. “I had not been a winged car all year long, so it took me a while to get going, but once I got comfortable things went pretty well.”

Timing the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Mid-Valley Pipe No. 10x machine in 23rd quickest in qualifying time trials, Vander Weerd was in an early hole.

Finishing sixth in his heat race, the Visalia, CA driver got his elbows up in the ‘B’ Main as he attacked an extremely rough racing surface as he worked his way into a transfer spot. Going from eighth to fourth in the semi, Vander Weerd would move into the 30-lap feature event where he took the green flag from the 20th starting position.

With the track slick in the feature, Vander Weerd wasn’t at as much of a disadvantage with his 360ci engine and that showed as he was able to slowly work his way forward.

Working his way forward, Vander Weerd would get up to the 14th spot where he would run much of the race. With the rough surface seeing many of the drivers and teams work their way down to the bottom of the speedway, gaining positions in the latter part of the race would prove to be tough.

Able to pick up one more position in the closing laps, Vander Weerd would pick up a 13th place finish at the 2017 Cotton Classic.

“It was a good night to get re acclimated to the winged car,” Vander Weerd said. “We ran a lot of laps, and I am looking forward to doing it again this week in Tulare, CA at the Trophy Cup.”

Richard and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-15.

ON TAP: Richard Vander Weerd will be in action this Thursday-Saturday during the 24th Annual Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Vander Weerd Racing by ‘Liking’ them on facebook at www.facebook.com/VanderWeerdRacing.

 

 

Sean Watts Fights For 12th at Cotton Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Sean Watts got off to a tough start on Saturday night in Hanford, CA, but the Atwater, CA driver kept fighting and wound up working his way forward and finishing 12th at the Cotton Classic.

“We were not very good early in the night, but in the ‘B’ things seemed to come together and that resulted in a decent run in the feature,” Sean Watts said. “We got going really well in the opening laps of the feature, and everyone else started to figure it out as well and we ended up coming form 19th to finish 12th.”

Timing the Grizzly Coolers/Schaeffer Racing Oil/Rolfe Construction No. 98 entry in 18th quickest in time trials amongst the 30 cars that were in attendance on Saturday night, Watts would find himself in heat race No. 2.

Running fifth in his heat race, Watts would be forced into the night’s ‘B’, where he would need to finish inside the top-six to keep his night alive. Racing to a third place finish, Watts would successfully qualify for the Cotton Classic feature event, but had his work cut out for him lining up 19th on a very rough surface.

When the green flag was displayed to the field, Watts was one of the first to hit the bottom and really start working his way forward. In just a few laps the youngster had worked into the 12th spot just before the first caution flag of the night flew.

Getting up towards the Top-10, Watts would battle with the likes of Matthew Moles and Craig Stidham as the trio of drivers battled for 10th. On a late restart, Watts would jump a fellow competitors right rear and lose a couple of spots as the race came back to life.

Able to fight back and pick up lost positions, Watts would take the checkered flag with a 12th place finish.

“I was really happy with how the car felt in the B and the A,” Watts added. “It was nice to work hard all night and see it pay off. I am bummed we aren’t running Trophy Cup this week, but I am still looking forward to this week and being a part of a great event.”

Sean and the Watts Rolfe Speed-Sports team would like to thank Grizzly Coolers, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Rolfe Construction, Billet America, Darrel Varni Electric, Kaeding Performance, Shannon Pumps, Stealth Homes, Tee’s and Tops, Team Simpson, Kistler Racing Engines, and Stan Yockey Motorsports for their continued support.

MERCH: Make sure to click over to www.billetamericaproducts.com or visit the No. 98 hauler in the pit area to grab a new Sean Watts T Shirt.

ON TAP: Watts will have a couple of off weekends until his next race which is on November 4th in Stockton, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Sean Watts by following him on Twitter @SeanWatts98.

 

 

Cole Macedo 5th at Cotton Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- In just his second ever start with a 410ci power plan bolted into the Tarlton Motorsports No. 21x, Cole Macedo raced wheel-to-wheel with some of the best in the business as he pocketed a fifth place finish at the Cotton Classic on Saturday night in Hanford, CA.

“It was a lot of fun getting back in the 410 on Saturday night,” Cole Macedo said. “During hot laps I wasn’t very comfortable but I was able to talk to my dad and Paul Baines and I felt like it was better every time we hit the track.”

Timing the Elite Landscape Construction/Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino/Tarlton and Son, Inc. No. 21x entry in 14th fastest in time trials amongst the 30-cars that were checked into the event, Macedo would take advantage of a front row starting position in his heat race as a second place finish put him in the Dash.

Moving into the six-lap Dash, Macedo would finish in the fourth position and that would place him in the second row for the 30-lap Cotton Classic feature event.

On a very rough and treacherous Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA, Macedo would have to be smart with ruts and holes making things difficult on all drivers.

Getting off to a nice start, Macedo would run in the sixth position as be battled with drivers like DJ Netto and Chase Johnson. Continuing to hold his own and get used to the added power, Macedo would soon hook up in battles with Tim and Bud Kaeding as they jockeyed for position in the Top-Five.

Not backing down, Macedo would hold his own as he battled with Tim Kaeding for fourth in the race’s closing laps. Getting next to Kaeding on the white flag lap, the duo would drag race to the finish with Macedo coming up just short and finishing fifth on this night.

“It was huge for me to race with the Kaeding brothers and compete,” Macedo said. “I can’t thank my uncle Tom Tarlton, Tommy Tarlton, and everyone who made it possible for me to run a 410 again, and I can’t wait to do it again.”

The Tarlton Motorsports team would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2017 season.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports will be back in action this Thursday, Friday and Saturday night in Tulare, CA for the 24th Annual Trophy Cup.

 

 

Cory Eliason Hard Charges to Sixth at Cotton Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- One week after mechanical failures kept them out of action in Watsonville, CA, Cory Eliason and the Antaya Motorsports team bounced back at the Cotton Classic as Eliason was able to charge his way forward from 15th to finish sixth on a very rough and tumble track.

“It was a good night overall for the race team,” Eliason said. “We timed in well, but we didn’t run in the Top-Three in our heat race and that kept us out of the Dash,” Eliason said. “It was a bad night to miss the Dash since 12 cars made it, we started back in 15th and played catch up.”

With 30 cars checked into Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday night for the Cotton Classic, Eliason timed the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association/Fuel Curve backed No. 20 machine in sixth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Moving into heat race competition, Eliason hooked up in an entertaining battle with DJ Netto for the third and final transfer position in the Dash. Getting the spot briefly, Eliason would end up finishing fourth, which still transferred him into the 30-lap Cotton Classic feature event.

Lining up 15th on the grid behind the Dash cars and a couple of other quick qualifiers that didn’t make the Dash, Eliason was able to move forward on the rough racing surface that developed on this night. Carefully navigating his way through some holes that developed on the entry in both turns one and three, Eliason was able to carve his way through the field.

Taking advantage of a couple of timely restarts, the former Cotton Classic Champion was able to bring the Fire Protection Management, Inc./Kaeding performance No. 20 home with a sixth place finish.

“I have to thank Brian, Skip, Wood, Larry, and everyone else that helps us out for all of their hard work,” Cory Eliason said. “I am really excited for the Trophy Cup, and hopefully we can get this Antaya Motorsports car up front all week.”

Antaya Motorsports would like to thank Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, Fuel Curve, Fire Protection Management, Inc., and Kaeding Performance for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 26, Wins: 3, Top 5’s: 12, Top 10’s: 17

ON TAP: Cory Eliason and the Antaya Motorsports will now set their sights on the 2017 Trophy Cup that takes place in Tulare, CA Thursday – Saturday.

STAY CONNECTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow us on Twitter @AntayaTeam20 or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AntayaTeam20/. Also follow along with Good Guys Rod and Custom Association on Twitter @GoodGuys and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/goodguysrodandcustom/.

 

 

DJ Netto Scores Cotton Classic Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to the track where he cut his teeth, Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA, DJ Netto would put together a good run during the Cotton Classic on Saturday night as he finished seventh in front of a ton of family and friends.

“It was a pretty decent night on a tricky track,” DJ Netto said. “Lee Lindgren and everyone worked really hard and we were in the Top-10 all night long.”

With 30 cars packed into the pit area for the track’s crowned jewel event, Netto timed the Tri-C Manufacturing/Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain No. 3C entry in second quickest in time trials, just missing out on fast time by .008 seconds.

Moving into heat race action, Netto would continue to look sporty on a tricky track surface that offered some rough patches, some dry spots, and a some slick areas. Finishing second, Netto would move into the Dash where a 12-invert placed him in the 11th starting position.

From the 11th starting spot, Netto would better his feature event starting position a couple of rows as an eighth place finish put him in the fourth row for the 30-lap Penny Newman Grain Cotton Classic feature event.

With the track treacherous in the feature event, Netto would find himself battling with the likes of Tim Kaeding, Cole Macedo, and Gio Scelzi for much of the 30-lap affair.

A couple of timely cautions would get the leaders out of traffic, but in open track the field would spread out as many of the drivers dipped to the low line of the speedway where it was much more smooth.

When the checkered flag flew on the event, Netto would come home with a seventh place finish as his attention now turns to the 24th Annual Trophy Cup.

“We were pretty good in the feature event, we just kind of slipped back in the final laps,” Netto said. “It was good to come back and run well again after last week, and hopefully we can run well at Trophy Cup this week and better our results from last year.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-57, Wins-3, Top 5’s-23, Top 10’s-34

ON TAP: DJ Netto will be in action Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night in Tulare, CA at the 24th Annual Trophy Cup.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.


 

 

The Breakdown: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Salina Highbanks Speedway

SALINA, Okla. — October 16, 2017 — The Twister Showdown hits the track this weekend on Saturday, October 21 at Salina Highbanks Speedway as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visit the track for the fifth consecutive year and sixth time overall. In the last four races for the series at the blazing fast track, four different drivers have visited victory lane, including Oklahoma natives each of the last two years. When the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series rolls into Salina Highbanks Speedway, just five main events will remain on the season. This edition of The Breakdown sets the stage for the 2017 edition of the Twister Showdown, which is the only race of the season for the Outlaws in the state of Oklahoma.

The track

Salina Highbanks Speedway is a high-banked, three-eighths-mile. The track record of 11.177- seconds was established by Joey Saldana on April 26, 2013.

Past winners

Daryn Pittman scored his first win at Salina Highbanks Speedway last year. The 2013 series champion, who hails from nearby Owasso, Okla., won a thriller over David Gravel, in a race that featured a green-white-check, two-lap dash to the finish, following a late caution flag. Pittman’s win marked the second straight year that a driver, who was born and raised in Oklahoma was victorious. Pittman is the only driver that has finished in the top-10 in each of the five World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races at the track.

Shane Stewart picked up his first victory at Salina in 2015, making him the first Oklahoma native to win with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the track. The veteran driver finished fifth last year in the Twister Showdown.

Joey Saldana was victorious at Salina in 2013 and also set a new track record in time trials, which still stands today. Craig Dollansky won each of the first two Outlaws races at Salina in 2011 and 2013.

The players

A total of 16 teams are following the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour in 2017. Leading the way is eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz. Brad Sweet is currently second in points, followed by David Gravel, Daryn Pittman and Shane Stewart. Jason Johnson currently rides sixth in the standings, followed by rookie driver Sheldon Haudenschild, Kraig Kinser, Logan Schuchart and Jason Sides. Also on the road this season is defending rookie of the year Greg Wilson, Jacob Allen, Jac Haudenschild in the Stenhouse Jr. Wood Racing No. 17, second-year driver Clyde Knipp, rookie contender Brent Marks and Parker Price-Miller, who took over the Destiny Motorsports ride last month.

Veteran presence

Donny Schatz, the eight-time and defending series champion, has never won at Salina Highbanks Speedway. The track is one of just a handful on the circuit that he has not been victorious at. Schatz does have a runner-up finish at the track as one of his four top-10 finishes. Brad Sweet has three top-10 finishes in four starts at Salina, including a runner-up performance in 2015.

Jason Johnson has a pair of top-10 runs with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Salina Highbanks Speedway. Jason Sides has taken part in four of the previous five Outlaws races at Salina, picking up one top-10 finish along the way.

The next generation

David Gravel, Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen are three of the younger drivers competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Gravel contended with Daryn Pittman for the win last season, taking the lead in turns one and two on a green-white-checker restart, before Pittman powered back around him in turns three and four. Gravel has four top-10 finishes at Salina in the same number of starts. Schuchart has one top-10 finish at Salina, while his Shark Racing teammate Allen is looking for his first.

Return visit

Greg Wilson and Clyde Knipp each made their first appearance at Salina Highbanks Speedway last season. Wilson, the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner, finished 11th. Knipp, who joined the Outlaws in May of 2016 after graduation high school, is visiting many of the tracks on the tour for the second time in his young career.

First timers

Brent Marks and Sheldon Haudenschild are both contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The pair will each be racing at Salina Highbanks Speedway for the first time. Haudenschild is currently seventh in points, while Marks is just outside of the top-10. Parker Price-Miller will also be seeing Salina Highbanks Speedway for the first time, after taking over driving duties of the No. 4 Destiny Motorsports machine last month.

Invaders

A strong contingent of “invaders” will take on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Salina Highbanks Speedway, including Oklahoma native Brady Bacon. The two-time USAC National Sprint Car Series champion, finished sixth at Salina last year. The Madsen brothers, Kerry and Ian will also be in action. K. Madsen has four wins with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this season, while I. Madsen has one win. Brian Brown and R.J. Johnson are also expected as is Ryan Bickett from South Dakota.

Tickets for the Twister Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Salina Highbanks Speedway on Saturday, October 21 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

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MAHLE Motorsports Introduces Sprint Car 360ci Box-In-Box Pistons The 360ci offers strength and durability with less mass for high output 360 series engines

Fletcher, NC, (September 28, 2017)…MAHLE Motorsports, the leading piston manufacturer for Sprint Car racing’s 410 series, now offers a Box-In-Box piston for the 360 series. The new 360ci Box-In-Box is similar in features to the company’s popular 410ci Box-In-Box. Both offer superior strength and durability for high output engines in a lightweight forged design that uses considerably less mass.

Trey McFarland, MAHLE Motorsports’ Sales/Marketing Manager, says, “With the growing use of higher output engines in the 360 series, some capable of reaching 700 HP, it was important to ensure strength in critically stressed areas. After years of R&D and dyno and track testing, we are excited to now offer a Box-In-Box that meets the standard of our 410ci.”

MAHLE Box-In-Box pistons are hand deburred and feature a phosphate dry film lubricant coating to protect against ring micro-welding and pin galling. The 360ci features slipper skirt forging, ultra-flat ring grooves and CNC machined pin bores. MAHLE’s proprietary GRAFAL® coating is applied to the skirts to prevent scuffing and reduce friction.

For more information about MAHLE’s new Made in the USA 360ci Sprint Car Box-In-Box pistons, contact www.mahlemotorsports.com, or call toll free: 888-255-1942.

About MAHLE Motorsports MAHLE Motorsports was founded in 2000 to bring the MAHLE tradition of excellence and performance to the North American motorsport marketplace. MAHLE produces a line of pistons and piston rings that is setting new standards for quality and performance while offering value that is unsurpassed in the industry.

About MAHLE MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future. The group’s product portfolio addresses all the crucial issues relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technology—both for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility. In 2016, the group generated sales of approximately EUR 12.3 billion with around 77,000 employees and is represented in 34 countries with 170 production locations.

 

 

The Breakdown: FVP Platinum Battery Shootout for World of Outlaws at Lakeside Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — October 16, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series hits the track at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout on Friday, October 20. The event will mark the eighth consecutive year that the series has visit the historic track. Brad Sweet was victorious last year at Lakeside, making it six different winners in the last six races at the track for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. When the Outlaws arrive at Lakeside, just six main events will remain on the season. The FVP Platinum Battery Shootout coincides with the NASCAR weekend at Kansas Speedway, which is less than 10 miles from Lakeside Speedway. This edition of The Breakdown sets the stage for the event on October 20.

The track

Lakeside Speedway is a semi-banked four-tenths-mile. The track record of 13.304-seconds was established by Paul McMahan on June 7, 2014.

Past winners

Brad Sweet was victorious last year at Lakeside Speedway over his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Daryn Pittman. Ian Madsen and Joey Saldana both led early in the race, before Sweet was able to move to the point on lap-13.

Donny Schatz, the eight-time and defending series champion, won for the first time at Lakeside Speedway in 2015. Pittman is the only other active full-time series driver who has won at the track, taking the checkered flag in 2003.

Sammy Swindell, the three-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, is the winningest driver with the series at the track, having scored five overall wins feature wins dating back to 1983.

Steve Kinser, the 20-time series titlist, recorded three A-Feature wins at Lakeside over the years, as did fellow Hall of Famer Doug Wolfgang. Mark Kinser, Kerry Madsen and Craig Dollansky have all won with the Outlaws at Lakeside as well.

Tim Green won the inaugural World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Lakeside Speedway in 1980.

The players

A total of 16 teams are following the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour in 2017. Leading the way is eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz. Brad Sweet is currently second in points, followed by David Gravel, Daryn Pittman and Shane Stewart. Jason Johnson currently rides sixth in the standings, followed by rookie driver Sheldon Haudenschild, Kraig Kinser, Logan Schuchart and Jason Sides. Also on the road this season is defending rookie of the year Greg Wilson, Jacob Allen, Jac Haudenschild in the Stenhouse Jr. Wood Racing No. 17, second-year driver Clyde Knipp, rookie contender Brent Marks and Parker Price-Miller, who took over the Destiny Motorsports ride last month.

Veteran presence

Donny Schatz has made 10 starts in his career at Lakeside Speedway, which is the most of any active full-time series driver. The North Dakota native has recorded eight top-10 finishes over that span.

Daryn Pittman is a perfect six for six when it comes to top-10 finishes at Lakeside, including his win in 2003. Jason Sides has made seven Lakeside starts in his career, highlighted by a second-place effort in 2013. Jac Haudenschild has four top-10 finishes in five appearances at Lakeside, including a runner-up finish in his most recent start at the track in 2010.

Shane Stewart is three-for-three in earning top-10 finishes at Lakeside. Jason Johnson has made four starts with the Outlaws at Lakeside in his career.

The next generation

David Gravel, Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen are three of the younger drivers competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Gravel and Schuchart each have a pair of top-10 finishes at Lakeside. Schuchart found himself on the podium at the track last year in third. Allen has qualified for three A-Feature events at the track in his young career.

Return visit

Greg Wilson and Clyde Knipp each made their first starts with the Outlaws at Lakeside last season. Wilson, the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner, finished a solid ninth. Knipp, who joined the tour after graduating high school in May of 2016, is wrapping up his first full season on the road.

First timers

Brent Marks and Sheldon Haudenschild are both contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and each will be racing at Lakeside Speedway for the first time. Haudenschild is currently seventh in points, while Marks is 11th. Parker Price-Miller, who took over driving duties of the Destiny Motorsports No. 4 last month, will see Lakeside Speedway for the first time this week.

Invaders

A strong contingent of “invaders” will take on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway, including Brian Brown from Grain Valley, Missouri, which is about a half-hour from the track. Kerry Madsen and his brother Ian are both expected. K. Madsen has four wins with the Outlaws this season, while I. Madsen has one. Brady Bacon and R.J. Johnson are also expected to challenge the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Tickets for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on Friday, October 20 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day. Reserved tickets for Sections B and D, can be purchased by calling the track office at (913)-299-9206.

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Cassign Wins Premier Club Draw for Second Time!

Warrnambool based sign Company Cassign have become the first two-time winners of the Premier Speedway Premier Club following the Club’s annual Season’s Launch and Premier Club dinner last Friday evening.

With a record 170 Premier Club packages featuring 134 different businesses being a part of the draw, David Cassidy and the entire Cassign team will now become the Naming Rights Sponsors of Night 3 of the 2018 Easter Sprintcar Trail, acquiring all the benefits that are associated with a Naming Rights package.

The remaining businesses in the draw were also allocated events throughout the season, with in-venue advertising benefits associated with their important role within the Premier Speedway season.

The night included a guest appearance by Warrnambool based Sprintcar driver Tim Van Ginneken who happens to be a two-time and defending Western Australian Sprintcar Champion as well as being a recently crowned Northern Territory State Champion as well.

Tim provided a terrific in-site into his racing career in a candid interview with the MC for the evening, Premier Speedway Commentator Gavin White. The evening as held at the Flying Horse Bar and Brewery was attended by a large portion of the package holders with an enjoyable and entertaining evening being had by all in attendance.

“We had a good number of the businesses involved in the Premier Club program in attendance for our dinner and the all-important draw”, Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.

“We congratulate not only Cassign on taken home the major prize, but also every business that is a part of the Premier Club Family, because without them we wouldn’t be able to do a half of what we currently achieve and for that we are very grateful”, Mills added.

About Cassign:

Established in 1983, Cassign is a well credentialed family run sign company located in Warrnambool, Victoria. Cassign is a company that has moved with the times catering for all client needs using the latest in technology.

It is the Company’s uncompromising aim to provide quality service while continuing to advance their technological skills to ensure Cassign remains a leader in the sign industry.

Cassign’s experienced team of designers can produce a look for you that is unique – allowing you to stand out amongst competitors.

Cassign’s goal is to advise and meet your signage needs in every instance.

The 2017-18 Premier Speedway season kicks off on Saturday November 4, 2017 when Round 3 of the Eureka Sprintcar Series and the Junior Sedan Yeoman Williams Memorial open the season as presented by 3YB and Coast FM.

 

 

RUSH SPRINT CAR INFORMATIONAL MEETING OCTOBER 22; 2 TEST SESSIONS COMPLETED; INTEREST & EXCITEMENT CONTINUES TO BUILD

October 15, 2017

 (By Mike Leone)

(Pulaski, PA)...The new Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance will have an informational meeting on Sunday, October 22 at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center at 1:00 p.m. Gatherings is located just west of New Castle, Pa. on Route 422 at 2552 Benjamin Franklin Highway, Edinburg, PA 16116.

An initial informational meeting was held back on March 4 detailing the basics of the program. Since then two successful test sessions were held on August 23 at Lernerville Speedway and September 18 at Stateline Speedway. Interest throughout the summer months has been tremendous with recent on track and informational videos really spurring interest in the new division. The rules have also been further defined with the tires and shock package chosen.

Don Blackshear, Pace Performance's Director of Circle Track Engine Development, will be on hand to speak about the engine package. Brett Neupert of Precise Racing Products/Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic will speak about the spec Hoosier Tire along with the safety rules. The spec right and left rear tires will be on display. The required RUSH Bilstein sealed/spec shock will also be available for racers to see as well as the sealing process explained. An informational package will be available for all attendees with various handouts pertaining to the class such as info on the GM crate engine, Hoosier Tires, Bilstein Shocks, the tentative 2018 rules, along with other info.

The RUSH Sprint Cars will feature traditional, non-wing Sprint Cars utilizing the cost-effective Pace Performance GM 602 Crate Sprint Car engine package developed by Pace's Director of Circle Track Engine Development, Don Blackshear, $135 sealed, spec RUSH Bilstein Bandits Shocks, affordable spec Hoosier Tires, and RUSH "Visual" Methanol spec fuel produced by Insinger Performance, a Sunoco Race Fuel Distributor. The racer affordability of this type of Sprint Car program is outstanding with a complete race ready car between $12,000-$15,000.

"I know we've been repetitive about the interest but it really has been phenomenal," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "We're still getting several inquiries per week and they're coming from all different backgrounds, experience levels, and all across the region from Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New York, and New Jersey. The combination of being an affordable package along with it being non-wing has certainly created a buzz. You cannot believe how much fun Arnie Kent, Gale Ruth, Jr., David Scott and his son Wyatt all had during the tests, and it's that 'fun' word we want to put back in racing and especially Sprint Cars. We really hope many take advantage to learn more about the class on October 22."

The following speedways have stated their intentions to be part of the inaugural 2018 RUSH Sprint Car season: Lernerville, Tri-City, Pittsburgh, Eriez, Stateline, Bradford, McKean, Roaring Knob and Deerfield. One or two other well-known speedways in the area have been contacted and are also expected to be part of the inaugural schedule giving RUSH Sprint Car racers a minimum of 10 different venues to participate at; others have also showed great interest in also scheduling events.

To get the Series off the ground, Bonnell's Rod Shop will present the 2018 Weekly Series Championship point fund of more than $20,000 with $5,000 going to the inaugural champion!

2018 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Point Fund ($20,075): 1. $5,000 2. $2,500 3. $1,750 4. $1,500 5. $1,200 6. $1,000 7. $800 8. $750 9. $700 10. $650 11. $600 12. $500 13. $450 14. $425 15. $400 16. $390 17. $380 18. $370 19. $360 20. $350.

2018 "Futures Cup" (minimum): 1. $300 2. $200 3. $100 4. $50.

For additional information such as rules and the informational sheet, check out www.rushsprintcars.com, "like" our Facebook page at ww.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints for the latest news and updates. Interested drivers are asked to e-mail their contact info so they can be added to our potential driver e-mail database as well as our press release list.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com.

 

 

MAKE IT EASY FOR MARKETING PARTNERS TO SAY ‘YES’; NOW IS THE TIME TO BE SEEKING SPONSORSHIP FOR 2018 AND MOTORSPORTS SPONSORSHIP MARKETING NEWS CAN HELP

LANGHORNE, PA October 15, 2017 . . . Unfortunately there’s a small group of racers that still believe that sponsorship is just a logo and a check. They are definitely wrong in their thinking.

Kristin Swartzlander of Dirty Mouth Communications has a great article in the latest edition of Ernie Saxton’s Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News that will show racers how to be successful in gaining sponsorship support.

“Having the right sponsorship philosophy is critical to starting down a successful path with marketing partners, and giving them the solutions they need is the only way to get them on board,” said Swartzlander.

And Marcie Barlow offers ideas on how motorsports marketing can use creative marketing strategies of small business to be successful with your sponsorship efforts.

Often forgotten is keeping the media informed and Mickie Kennedy of eReleases a great article on how to have and create a strong media list. It is more than just Facebook.

Attorney Michael Spotts offers his thoughts on ladies being underrepresented in motorsports marketing. This will give females looking to be successful in motorsports and being able to attract sponsorship a huge amount of very useful information.

In addition the September/October issue offers other articles and news of recent sponsorship deals.

The newsletter, now in its 33rd year of publishing, can be a valuable tool for racers, promoters and sanctioning organizations seeking sponsorship support.

“It is getting tougher and tougher to secure serious sponsorship,” said newsletter publisher Ernie Saxton. “Our newsletter can be a great help to those seeking serious sponsorship support.”

A one year subscription is available for $29.95 a year (normal price is $39.95) and can be had by telephoning 215.752.7797 or mail your check payable to ESC, Inc. to 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047.

Saxton is also offering a great sponsorship book titled Motorsports Marketing and Sponsorships, How to Raise Money to Race and Give Sponsors What They Really Want by Alex Striler of Lucas Oil. This easy to read and understand book is a valuable sponsorship tool. The book is priced at $29.95 including postage and handling. The book and newsletter, a great double offering, is available for the special price of $50.95. You can use the same phone and or address to order.

The newsletter alone or the package would make a great Christmas gift idea.

Saxton has been involved in sponsorship marketing for more than 40 years. He is available as a consultant and a sponsorship representative along with providing public relations support. There is a brochure available upon request that outlines the services Saxton does offer.

Saxton also has columns on sponsorship appearing in National Dragster and Late Model Race magazine. In addition his columns on motorsports appear in the nationally distributed Area Auto Racing News, Inside Track Motorsports News, Bucks County, PA Courier Times along Digital First Media newspapers and websites.

Check out his website at www.saxtonsponsormarket.com.

 

 

FAST to hand out awards Dec. 2

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – The 9th season of the of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics produced a couple of first time occurrences. It was the first time for three different champions with the series and each of the two main tracks, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. DJ Foos became the first driver to win both the 410 FAST title and the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro (2012).

The FAST competitors will collect their hardware and point fund at a gala banquet at the Ten Fifty Eight Banquet Hall, 1058 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky, on Saturday, Dec. 2. Tickets are $25 per person and can be obtained by contacting FAST President Rich Farmer at fremontspeedway@yahoo.com. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the awards to follow. The FAST banquet will be held in conjunction with the Fremont Speedway awards banquet.

Foos, from Fremont, drove the Jay Kiser owned machine to two FAST 410 wins – one each at Fremont and Attica. He recorded six top five finishes and 10 top 10 finishes to claim the $10,000 title.

Sandusky, Ohio’s Chris Andrews drove the Burmeister owned sprint car to a second place finish in the FAST standings while capturing his second Attica track title. Andrews posted three top five finishes and 9 top 10 runs in FAST competition.

Genoa, Ohio’s Brian Lay piloted the family owned #45 to a third place finish in FAST competition, recording a series win at Fremont Speedway to go with three top five finishes and five top 10 runs.

Tyler Gunn of Napoleon, Ohio finished fourth in the FAST standings with three top five finishes and six top 10 runs followed by Tiffin, Ohio’s Duane Zablocki who posted one top five and five top 10 FAST finishes. Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti was sixth in FAST points followed by Gibsonburg, Ohio’s Stuart Brubaker who was the 2010 FAST 305 champion.

Monclova, Ohio’s Byron Reed, a four time FAST champion, finished eighth in points but scored his seventh Fremont Speedway track title. He scored a pair of FAST wins to go with six top five and eight top 10 finishes in series competition but missed five events. Jody Keegan, who hung up his helmet following the season, finished ninth in FAST points with Britton, Michigan’s Dan McCarron rounding out the top 10 in FAST points. McCarron also wrapped up the FAST Rookie of the Year honors.

Aliquippa, Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer scored the most series wins in 2017, taking checkers in four FAST competitions.

Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver scored his second consecutive FAST 305 title, also taking the Attica track championship. Weaver, who will earn $2,500 for his FAST title, drove the family owned #1w, to five series wins to go with 8 top five finishes. Gibsonburg’s Nate Dussel, the 2013 and 2014 FAST 305 champion, finished second in points aboard the George Dussel Racing owned machine. Dussel, who claimed his second consecutive Fremont Speedway track title, had three top five and seven top 10 finishes in FAST competition.

Sandusky, Ohio’s Kyle Capodice finished third in FAST points with four top five and five top 10 finishes. Fremont’s Seth Schneider was fourth in the series standings, posting his first ever sprint car win at Fremont Speedway to go with two top five finishes. Kelsey Ivy rounded out the top five in the FAST standings with three top five and five top 10 finishes.

Fremont’s Jason Keckler was sixth in points followed by Upper Sandusky, Ohio’s Dustin Rall, South Amherst driver Landon LaLonde; 2015 FAST champion Bobby Clark and Ashland, Ohio’s Tyler Street rounding out the top 10.

Leipsic, Ohio’s Chase Dunham finished 13th in FAST 305 points to garner the series Rookie of the Year honors.

“We scheduled the most races ever in the history of the FAST series. While the majority were at Attica and Fremont, our competitors got to experience some other tracks without having to travel great distances and they got to compete for bigger purses,” said Farmer. “We had fantastic car counts and great support from all the race teams in 2017.”

Also, Bob and Susie Williams of All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads will return in 2018 as the title sponsor of the FAST 410 Championship Series and Jon Horn of JLH General Contractor will once again back the FAST 305 Championship Series.

“All Pro and JLH have been huge supporters of not only what we are doing with the FAST series but with the tracks and race teams. Because of them and all our marketing partners we are able to put money back into the hands of our loyal race teams so they can provide the fans with the awesome racing,” said Farmer.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2017 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2017 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2017 FAST Series point fund:
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Darmofal Racing, Weld Racing Wheels and Pub 400

 

 

BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER: CJB & Gravel Team Up Again in 2018
Successful pairing continues into a third season in pursuit of Outlaw title

CARLISLE, PA. - October 14, 2017 - One of the most successful pairings over the past few years on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour is returning for a third year.

CJB Motorsports is proud to announce that driver David Gravel will return to pilot the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, JRC Transportation #5. The team is also pleased to announce that veteran crew chief Barry Jackson will once again to the wrenches. The pairing has proven to be extremely potent having scored 28 event wins thus far, including triumphs in the $50,000-to-win Champion Racing Oil National Open, the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic and the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. The duo was also dangerously close to pulling off a win in sprint car racing's crown jewel event, the 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals.


"It feels great to be back," Gravel said. "We know that we have a really good team and we had a really good year this year so we're looking forward to next year. I think we have a lot to build off of and I can't wait to get started."

"I've been out on the road with the Outlaws with this team now for five years," Jackson said. "Coming into 2018, it'll be the first year that we won't have any major personnel or parts changes. Continuity is huge in this sport. I'm very happy that we have our driver back, our crew guys, Derek Miller and Zach Holloway, back, we're not making any major parts changes. We have a really good area that we like to operate in and we believe it's very, very good. We'll be fine tuning some things, for sure. We're also going to go back and look at the stretches of the season where we lost some ground in the points. I think winning 15, 20 races a year, like we have been able to do this year, is really good. I think duplicating that will be a big thing to accomplish. We just need to close the gaps on those nights where we didn't win or finish in the top-5. Winning the World of Outlaws title is probably one of, if not the, toughest in motorsports. It wears you down to run all of the races we do and to keep your stuff looking nice. To win a title though, that would be something very, very special. That's our goal for 2018. We also have some business to finish in Knoxville."

"We're very pleased with how this year has turned out," Clemens said. "We wanted to get into the double digit win total and we've done that. We've won marquee events and nearly pulled off the win in the Knoxville Nationals. We really need to thank Tod Quiring and GoMuddy.com for their support. They've really been a big part of this. We look forward to 2018 with David and Barry together. They've proven that they're one of the teams to beat on the tour. It's our goal to bring home a championship and a win in the Knoxville Nationals."

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BOX SCORE:

Date Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led
10/7/2017 Fulton 5 2 1 3 4 4 1 17

2017 STATS:

Events: 80

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 19

Top-5's: 45

Top-10's: 68

Heat Race Wins: 20

Dash Wins: 9

Average Time Trial: 6.8

Average A-main finish: 6.1

Total Laps Led: 420

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:
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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS:
CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver David Gravel. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy, J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, All Star Performance, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, Arctic Cat, ATL Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

TONY STEWART TO APPEAR AT PPB MOTORSPORTS 2018 AUTO RACING TRADE SHOW JANUARY 20TH

Oaks, PA October 14, 2017 . . . Tony Stewart, one of the most popular names in auto racing, is set to be part of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Race Car and Trade Show presented by Sunoco and fueled by Insinger Performance come January, 2018.

A winner in just about every form of auto racing that he took part in, including NASCAR Cup and IndyCar, during his career Stewart will appear at the popular show on Saturday, January 20, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. The 33rd edition of the show, featuring just about everything imaginable in motorsports, takes place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. on Friday through Sunday, January 19-21, 2018.

Stewart, a three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, retired from NASCAR race driving at the end of the 2016 season. He remains a major part of NASCAR as he and Gene Haas own the four car Stewart-Haas Cup Series team. The Ford entries are currently driven by Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer and Danica Patrick.

Considered one of the busiest people in the motorsports business Tony now races in Sprint Car events across the nation, operates the hugely popular Eldora, Ohio Speedway and is the owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car organization not to mention a number of other business ventures.

The former NASCAR, Indy Racing League, USAC Triple Crown and IROC champion is always a great interview. He will first speak to show attendees before signing autographs.

Many other well-known local, regional and national motorsports personalities are also expected to appear.

Filling 250,000 square feet of space, the show features hundreds of race cars, speedway exhibits, parts and product displays and more. Many speedways use the three day show to announce their plans for the new season. In addition there are a number of free seminars offered that cover a variety of subjects relating to the business of motorsports.

The show has also become known for its outstanding show special cash and carry prices on many items especially a long range of safety equipment from seats, to helmets and uniforms.

“The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks is a great location in the center of the northeast racing world,” said Sammons. “It’s easy in and easy out with plenty of free parking surrounding the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. It has become a very popular location with show attendees and exhibitors. We welcome the opportunity to return the show to the Expo Center which continues to improve annually. The new HD Lights were a great addition last year.”

Exhibit space continues to fill quickly indicating the show will be a huge success.

A newly designed website with up to date information on the show was recently launched, motorsportstradeshow.com. The site is dedicated solely to the event and will be a must visit for potential exhibitors and attendees.

Information is also available by calling 609.888.3618 or emailing a request to motorsports@aarn.com.

 

 

COASTAL 181 ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF LONG-AWAITED “TOBY” BOOK

Newburyport, Mass., October 13, 2017 – Motorsports publisher Coastal 181 announced the upcoming release of its latest title, “TOBY: The Star-Crossed Story of an American Racing Family,” by Lew Boyd.

“TOBY” presents the dramatic life history of Dick “Toby” Tobias, the popular Pennsylvania Dutchman, who made Modified Stock Cars and Sprint Cars dance. He won over 300 features and, a true entrepreneur, built one of the most successful speed shops in the country before dying in a horrendous crash at Flemington, New Jersey in 1978.

His racing legacy was carried on in spades by his sons Ronnie, Scott, Richie, and son-in-law Paul Lotier, all of whom showed amazing talent behind the wheel. Ably supported by Toby’s daughters Debbie and Tina and Ronnie’s wife Dianne, they remained dedicated to Toby’s business pursuits, even though challenged by a seemingly unending series of on-track misfortunes. Through it all, the Tobiases have survived to become one of the most respected families in motorsports, and they continue to innovate in both racing and promoting.

“TOBY” is soft-cover with 192 pages and 150 color and black & white photographs. Priced at $29.95, it can be ordered from Coastal 181 (877-907-8181, www.coastal181.com) or Rich Tobias at Speedway Entertainment, (717-866-7450, www.speedwayentertainment.com )

 

 

“Harold Leep Classic” Featuring Late Models, 305 and 360 Sprints at 81 Speedway Status!

Park City, Kansas – October 13, 2017 - We are twenty-four hours away from the annual “Harold Leep Classic” at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas as the speedway will host the Oil Capital Racing Series, United Rebel Sprint Series and the inaugural visit from the Sooner Late Model Series tomorrow (Saturday) night. Speedway officials are monitoring the weather and if inclement weather should surface, a decision will be made by 9:00 AM Saturday morning on the speedway plans.

The Oklahoma – based OCRS will roll into 81 Speedway for the second time this season and will be the next to last event on their 2017 race schedule. The point championship for the 360-ci two-barrel carbureted sprinters is down to just three drivers as Zach Chappell, Shane Sellers and Sheldon Barksdale all in contention. Chappell comes into the $1000 to win event with a slim 47-point lead over Sellers. Over twenty drivers are expected.

The Kansas – based URSS will also be making their second appearance of the season here at the speedway and this will be their final point race of the season. The 305-ci sprinters are led by current point leader Zach Blurton and holds a slim 46-point lead over Steven Richardson and 54-point lead over Jed Werner. A full field of drivers from Kansas and Oklahoma are expected to travel to the speedway and do battle for the $1000 first place prize.

The SLMS will be making their inaugural Kansas appearance and are led by current series points leader Jason Redman of Muskogee, Oklahoma. With three races remaining on their schedule, Jay Sale, Steve Hawkins, Wayne Bush and Nate Jentz are all in contention for the championship. Last year it was former National Championship Racing Association sport mod champion Mark Harrison claiming the series inaugural championship. Drivers who compete on the NCRA Crate Late Series are also welcome to compete and must utilize the crate late model rules package with no mixing or matching of the rules. Drivers from Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas are expected.

Gates open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time. Grandstand admission is just $20 for adults ages 12 and up, free for kids ages eleven and under. 81 Speedway is located half mile west of I-135 to exit 16.

For further information on tomorrows annual “Harold Leep Classic” call (316) 755-1781. To keep informed on the status of this event, keep tabs on the tracks official facebook page: Race 81 Speedway; as well as their official website www.race81speedway.com.

 

 

Sanders Motorsports Barn Burner Series Roaring Back To Life

PETERSEN MEDIA: Things continue to come together for the Sanders Motorsports Barn Burner Series in Chowchilla, CA, and the staff is excited with what is to come starting with a Test and Tune Session on Sunday at the track in Chowchilla, CA.

Sunday’s event will go green with a Beginner Box and Beginner Flat training clinic at 11am. Around noon, the track will open up for practice with drivers and karts welcome to get their first look at the track that has been prepared for the upcoming Winter season inside the barn.

Gates will open at 10am on Sunday with driver and kart passes available for $25, and regular pit passes being sold for $10. The session will last until 4pm, and for those unfamiliar it is located at 16000 Ave. 25 Chowchilla, CA.

With the season quickly approaching some house keeping details that you should be aware of. On Saturday races the gates will open at 2pm, drivers meeting will take place at 4pm, hot laps at 445pm, and time trials would begin at 530pm with racing to follow.

Sunday’s program will get off to a much earlier start with gates opening at 9am, the drivers meeting taking place at 11am, hot laps at 1145am, and time trials going green at 1230pm with racing to follow.

Raceday pricing will consist of a $50 pit pass/entry fee for all drivers with the exception of Beginner Box and Beginner Flat drivers who pit pass and entry fee will be just $35. Regular pit passes will be available for just $20, while seniors over 55 and kids 6-12 (non driers) will be available for $10.

Please note that the Thanksgiving Kart Nationals will have an adjusted price scale.

Memberships are available for purchase and make drivers eligible for point fund, and give drivers and crew a discounted pit fee at each event.

Driver Memberships are available for $80, and they come with a weekly $5 discount, as well as make a driver point fund eligible (top three), while crew memberships are available for $30, and also come with a weekly $5 pit pass discount.

The 2018 Sanders Motorsports Barn Burner Series will be comprised of nine (9) classes including Beginner Box (4-7yo), Box Stock (8-12yo), Beginner Flat (5-9yo), Junior Flat (9-14yo), Clone (14yo and up), Pure Stock (13 and up), Stock Appearing (15 and up), 250cc (10 and up), 500cc (12 and up). Drivers may move up one year prior to age requirement with prior experience and track approval prior to raceday.

Payout information for all divisions (except beginner classes) will vary on car counts and will look like this.

3-6 karts

P1- $50

P2-$30

7-10 Karts

P1-$80

P2-$50

P3-$30

11-16 Karts

P1-$150

P2-$100

P3-$60

P4-$40

P5$30

17-23 Karts

P1-$200

P2-$120

P3-$80

P4-$60

P5-$40

24 Karts +

P1-$300

P2-$160

P3-$100

P4-$80

P5-$60

The Sanders Motorsports Barn Burner Series would like to thank Botelho Farms, B&B Engines, FnD Racing, Grandma Sanders, Hiser Racing, QRC Karts, Ede Motorsports, Larimer/Nelson Racing, Hopson Home Inspection and Construction, Burris Racing, DRC Plumbing, and Ede Motorsports for their support this season.

ON TAP: Sanders Motorsports will host an open practice on Sunday in Chowchilla, CA. Gates open at 10am, Beg Box and Beg Flat clinic from 11-12, with open practice from 12-4pm.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with the Sanders Motorsports Barn Burner Series by following along on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/smwsd/ or by following on Twitter @chow_barnburner.

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ELDORA’S 64TH SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE SATURDAY

The #LastCallForMethanol Features Three Divisions of Sprint Car Action

ROSSBURG, Ohio (October 13, 2017) – Eldora Speedway’s 64th consecutive season of racing comes to a close Saturday night (October 14th) with a three-division showcase of methanol-injected fury featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), K & L Ready Mix National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders (NRA) and a non-sanctioned event for traditional non-wing sprint cars.

The evening activities will use Eldora’s autumn schedule, with Hot Laps at 4:30 p.m. (ET) and racing starting at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.eldoraspeedway.com or by calling (937) 338-3815. Children (12 and younger) are admitted free to Eldora’s ample general admission seating areas.

While the ASCoC and NRA look similar with the two divisions both sporting the large wings on top and nose wings to maximize downforce, the All Stars are powered by 410 cubic inch engines while the NRA are restricted to 360 cubic inch power plants. The non-wing sprint cars have no engine or tire rule and their few rules regulate fuel and driver safety.

In addition to being the #LastCallForMethanol, the event also marks the last opportunity this season for fans to enjoy many of Eldora’s staple concession items – always tasty and always economically priced. A trip to Eldora is not complete without a sampling of one, if not all, of the World Famous Pizza Burger, Chicken Wings, Hot Cheese Balls, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Dogs, Cheddars, $1 Cokes and $2 Beers and $4 mixed drinks.

Tickets for the #LastCallForMethanol are still just $20 for adults while children (12 and younger) are admitted free to General Admission seating for all events. Parking and camping is free. Event information is online at www.EldoraSpeedway.com or by calling the Speedway Box Office at (937) 338-3815.

 

 

HILL PICKS UP ANOTHER USAC TOP TEN AT SANTA MARIA, EYES TROPHY CUP

MADERA RANCHOS, CALIFORNIA (October 13, 2017) – Dalton Hill had a strong comeback that led to a sixth place finish in Saturday’s USAC West Coast 360 points finale at Santa Maria Raceway. Hill had picked up a top-ten at the venue in August in a race where he started from the pole. Saturday’s competition differed as he had to come from the 20th starting position.

The charge through the pack netted him the BR Motorsports / King Racing Products Hard Charger Award as well.

The night started out rough with Hill qualifying 17th out of the outstanding 22 car turnout. Starting sixth from his heat race, Hill was caught up in an early wreck that forced him to DNF from the event. Repairing the damage gave Hill a chance to run the feature but from the outside of the tenth row. The main event was fast-paced with lots of lapped traffic but Hill stayed ahead of the leaders rolling the preferred outside line.

By the 12th lap, Hill was into the top-ten when a caution came out. Scoring incorrectly ruled Hill a lap down in 17th. He fought hard over the final 18 laps to get up to sixth at the finish. The track scored Hill tenth, however, but USAC officials were receptive to the incorrect scoring.

Despite earning tenth in the final rundown, Hill was awarded sixth place money and the sixth place finish was credited towards tabulating his hard charger prize as well. In reality, he passed much of the field twice in one of his most impressive runs to date.

The incredible job of passing and maneuvering should pay dividends for Hill as he carries the momentum into the prestigious Trophy Cup October 19-21 at Tulare Thunderbowl. The highly anticipated Winged 360 event offers $165,000 in total prize money, with complete features Thursday, Friday, and Saturday earning points towards the overall. Hill’s participation in this year’s event will make him eligible for next year’s 25th edition which will pay $25,000 to the champion and $5,000 to start the feature.

Race fans can keep up on all of the action for Dalton Hill Racing on Facebook or by visiting www.DaltonHillRacing.com

Dalton Hill thanks Double D's Motorsports, Montage for Ag, West Hills Farm Services, Inc., TOTLCOM, MPD Racing, Radical Race Gear, and Blakesley Sports Media for their support.

For more information on Montage for Ag, visit: www.montageforag.com or call (559) 549-3543 Mention you heard about them via Dalton Hill Racing!

 

 

NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

 by Tommy Goudge (October 13, 2017) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Don’t miss your chance to finish the 2017 racing season in style! Tickets are now available for the 2017 Ohsweken Speedway Night of Champions on Friday, November 17 at Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.

The annual event will celebrate the achievements of drivers and teams in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock, HRW Automotive Mini Stock, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber divisions. A dance featuring a live performance by Sandy Vine & The Midnights will follow dinner and award presentations, with plenty of door prizes up for grabs throughout the evening! Please see below for details and ticket information:

PLEASE NOTE – All drivers who finished in the top 10 in their championship points standings in 2017 are required to attend the banquet to receive their point fund awards.

WHAT: -2017 Ohsweken Speedway Night of Champions

WHEN: -Friday, November 17, 2017 -Doors Open @ 5:00pm -Dinner @ 6:30pm -Awards Ceremony @ 8:00pm -Dance @ 9:30pm featuring Sandy Vine & The Midnights!

WHERE: Carmen’s Banquet Centre 1520 Stone Church Rd E Hamilton ON L8W 3P9 www.Carmens.com

TICKETS: -$40 per person – Tickets are now available at Styres Gas Bar (cash only), or call Mary Wilkinson at 519-717-0023 between 4:30pm and 10:30pm to pay with credit card. -Table reservations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis *NOTE – The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday November 10th, 2017

 

 

By the Numbers: Twister Showdown for the World of Outlaws at Salina Highbanks Speedway

SALINA, Okla. — October 13, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visits Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., for the fifth consecutive year on Saturday, October 21 for the Twister Showdown. The event will mark the series only visit of the season to Oklahoma, marking the 35th different year in which the series has visited the state, dating back to 1978. Daryn Pittman, an Oklahoma native, is the defending race winner at Salina. Shane Stewart, who was born and raised in nearby Bixby, won at Salina in 2015. The last four World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races at the ultra-high-banked, three-eighths-mile have seen four different winners. This edition of By the Numbers sets the stage for the 2017 Twister Showdown at Salina Highbanks Speedway.

By the Numbers: Salina Highbanks Speedway

0.375- Miles around Salina Highbanks Speedway

1- World of Outlaws champion who hails from Oklahoma- Daryn Pittman

2- Drivers from Oklahoma competing full-time with the Outlaws this season- Pittman and Shane Stewart

5- Previous races contested by the series at three-eighths-mile

6- Tracks in Oklahoma that the World of Outlaws have raced at over the years

11.177- Track record at Salina Highbanks Speedway, established by Joey Saldana in 2013

16- Teams competing full-time with the Outlaws this year

18- Wins for Donny Schatz this season to lead the series

19- Different winners thus far in 2017 with the series

23- Drivers who have won an A-Feature event with the World of Outlaws in Oklahoma over the years

30- Laps tentatively scheduled for the main event on October 21

31- Laps in the main event last year, due to a green-white-checker finish, following a late-race caution; Laps led by Pittman en route to victory in 2016

35- Different years that the World of Outlaws have raced in Oklahoma, including this year

60- Top-Five finishes for Schatz this season to lead the series

68- Top-10 finishes this season for Schatz through October 7 to lead the series

75- Main events contested by the World of Outlaws in Oklahoma since 1978

226- Miles from Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., where the World of Outlaws race on Friday, October 20 to Salina Highbanks Speedway in Oklahoma

1978- Year the World of Outlaws first races in Oklahoma, the same year the series was founded

2011- Year of inaugural World of Outlaws event at Salina Highbanks Speedway

10,000- Dollars that awaits the winner of the A-Feature event on October 21

Tickets for the Twister Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Salina Highbanks Speedway on Saturday, October 21 can be purchased online at: http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING PREPARES TO WRAP UP SEASON'S FINAL VISIT TO THE NORTHEAST NORTHEASTERN CONCLUSION:

 The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series concludes its final trip to Pennsylvania and New York this weekend with three races on tap. The Larson Marks Team will be competing at Port Royal (Penn.) Speedway on Saturday, followed up by two rain-postponed events at Weedsport Speedway and Ransomville Speedway Sunday and Monday in New York.

NITTANY SHOWDOWN: The final battle between the Outlaws and the Pennsylvania Posse will take place on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway. This will be the fourth visit to The Speed Palace for Larson Marks Racing. In the previous three visits, Shane Stewart and team have earned two top-10 results.

EMPIRE STATE CHALLENGE: The rain-postponed Empire State Challenge will take place this Sunday. In 2016, Stewart qualified ninth for the World of Outlaws' one and only trip to Weedsport Speedway. He gained one position in his heat race to finish in the runner-up spot and move into the Craftsman Club Dash. The Bixby, Okla., native earned the sixth starting spot for the main event and finished fifth at the checkered.

BIG "R" OUTLAW SHOOTOUT: The World of Outlaws return to Ransomville Speedway this Monday for the first time since 1997. It will be the first trip to the semi-banked half-mile for Larson Marks Racing and Stewart.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson and driver/entrepreneur Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. Larson and Marks will both be at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend to compete in the fifth NMECS race of the post season.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Lee Stauffer of York, Penn., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Dennis Christ of Fredericksburg, Penn.

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Monday night's race at Ransomville Speedway, Larson Marks Racing will be back on track Friday, October 20 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout.

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

STATS: RACES: 80 FAST TIME: 11 WINS: 9 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 30 TOP-10 FINISHES: 55

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Butler Begins a New Challenge

It’s gearing up to be an exciting 2017-18 season for Adam Butler, as the former Wingless Sprint driver prepares to make the big step into 410 Sprintcars, achieving what has been a long-time ambition of his.

Having joined the speedway racing scene some 15 years ago, Butler is certainly not without experience as he embarks on his new venture into what is considered the pinnacle class of Australian speedway aboard the Qld # 10 Protect Insurance Services / SEQ Sportfishing Services backed Maxwill Racing Engines 410ci powered Cool car.

Commencing his competitive racing career in Compact Speedcars in 2000, where he spent five seasons honing his skills, the 42-year-old racer became one of the inaugural Wingless Sprint members in the 2007-08 season, going on to experience great success in the class, with two NSW Titles, two Queensland Easter Trails and numerous Queensland and NSW Club Championships under his belt.

“The decision to step into Sprintcars has been a long time in the making and I couldn’t be more excited to get my debut season in the class underway,” enthused Butler, who resides on the Gold Coast in Queensland.

“This new challenge really is a dream come true and I have to thank my whole family for their amazing support in helping me to achieve it, along with each of my sponsors.

“The Sprintcar is extremely different from anything I’ve raced before, so I’m definitely going to have a lot to learn. My goal for this season is to gain as much knowledge as I can and get as many laps under my belt as possible, as well as hopefully qualifying for some feature races.”

During the 2017-18 season, Butler plans to contest around 16 race meetings, the majority of which will take place at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway and Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, with the potential to contest some major interstate shows in NSW, Victoria and South Australia.

Butler is looking forward to making his 410 Sprintcar debut this Saturday night at Archerfield Speedway for the third round of the East Coast Logistics Series.

Butler would like to thank the following 2017-18 season sponsors: Protect Insurance Services, SEQ Sportfishing Services, and EFI Spares. Special thanks go to his wife Kellie and their son Josh, Scott Butler and his fiancé Sharina, and Kevin Titman.

To find out more about Butler and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Butler Motorsport.

 

 

 

Holtgraver will attempt to tame the “Speed Palace”

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PITTSBURGH, PA (October 12, 2017) - Since making the statement that his 2017 campaign will come to a close at the conclusion of the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway, “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver has since made a schedule change and will now rejoin the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Saturday, October 14, at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania.

Holtgraver is a frequent flyer at the Juniata County “Speed Palace,” recently making a charge from 18th to finish ninth during the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

“It has definitely grown into one of my favorite tracks to visit,” Holtgraver explained. “It’s incredible to see what the staff has done over the last few years to improve the conditions for racers, as well as the fans. Not to mention, it kinda fits my driving style. I’ve always found some success there. Hopefully we can do something right this weekend and contend for a win.”

During Holtgraver’s most recent run-in with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the Pittsburgh native charged forward from 20th to finish 11th at Lernerville Speedway on Saturday, September 23; enough to guarantee KSE Hard Charger honors. The former Lernerville Speedway track champion owns three victories in 2017, each awarding $3,000.

News and information pertaining to Danny Holtgraver will be posted regularly right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to check out the official online home of Danny Holtgraver at www.dannyholtgraver.com, as well as keep up via social networking including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

Recent Highlights - Earned Lou Blaney Memorial title at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, worth $10,000 on Saturday, July 9, 2016. Finished sixth during 9th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Finished second during Arctic Cat All Star competition at Lernerville Speedway. Earned victories at Mercer Raceway Park (August 5) and Sharon Speedway (August 12) - each worth $3,000. Earned FAST victory at Mercer Raceway Park worth $3,000.

2015 Wins: 1 2016 Wins: 3 (Wilmot Raceway - All Stars)(Sharon Speedway - All Stars - Lou Blaney Memorial) (Brownstown Speedway - All Stars) 2017 Wins: 3 (Mercer Raceway Park - PA - $3,000; Sharon Speedway - OH - $3,000; Mercer Raceway Park - PA - $3,000)

Danny Holtgraver would like to thank all of his marketing partners: Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, Ambulance Information Management, Gulf Coast Flooring, DKW Transport, North Hills Auto Body, Westview Motors, J&J Auto Racing, Simpson, VRP Shocks, HP Engines, Classic Ink Screenprinting, Fully Injected Motorsports

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.

 

 

J&J AUTO RACING WELCOMES NEW DEALERS Cody Bova Wins Fifth Race of 2017

McKENZIE, Tenn. (October 12, 2017) – J&J Auto Racing is proud to announce it has added three new authorized dealers to its speedshop team. Miller Brothers Racing, LLC in Lebanon, Pa., Forks Finest Auto Body in Grand Forks, ND and Stellar Racing Products in Tulare, Calif., are now offering J&J Auto Racing chassis and components.

For Pennsylvania Posse competitors familiar faces will greet them at Miller Brothers Racing (Miller Brothers) as the popular motorsports vendor is now under the ownership of Alan and Eric Miller. Sprint car driver, Doug Hammaker, has also joined Miller Brothers in a leadership position. The trio will be joined by longtime racing asset, Don Reem, as he aides in the transition from Don’s Performance Corner to the Miller Brothers banner. Reem and his wife, Cindy, are proud to pass the longstanding tradition behind the Pennsylvania location on to new leadership of Miller Brothers Racing.

For the first time in the company’s 40-year history, J&J Auto Racing now has a dealer located in North Dakota. Shane Roemeling and Forks Finest Auto Body in Grand Forks now offer chassis, kits and other J&J Auto Racing items. Forks Finest Auto Body can also place chassis orders directly with the McKenzie, Tenn., fabrication shop.

Newly crowned IMCA Western RaceSaver Sprints (WRS) champion, George Tristao, Jr., is also a new dealer for J&J Auto Racing. Stellar Racing Products in Tulare, Calif., offers chassis and other racing components and can also take orders for custom chassis. The speedshop is the only authorized J&J Auto Racing dealer located in California.

J&J Auto Racing has authorized dealer locations in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. For contact information for Miller Brothers Racing, Forks Finest Auto Body and Stellar Racing Products, as well as the J&J Auto Racing dealer located in your region, please visit http://jandjautoracing.com/about//.

Turning the attention back to the track, J&J Auto Racing’s Cody Bova picked up his fifth win of the 2017 season on Sat., Oct. 7, at Mercer Raceway Park (MRP) in Pennsylvania. The Ohio native picked up the win in the Little Guy Nationals event against a stout field of FAST 305ci Championship Series winged sprint cars.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team victories for the weekend please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

10/7/17 Cody Bova Mercer Raceway Park/PA FAST 305 Championship Series

Earlier this season, J&J Auto Racing announced a Twitter contest open to both race teams competing under the brand’s banner as well as the public. For a chance to win a free J&J Auto Racing T-shirt, entrants must follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and post an appropriate racing-related image with J&J Auto Racing’s Twitter account tagged and using the hashtag #WinWithJ&J within the post.

A winner from tagged photos will be selected monthly and announced via J&J Auto Racing’s social media pages. All those submitting photos agree to allow J&J Auto Racing usage rights with photo credit. The contest will run through December 31, 2017. Monthly winners will be selected the last day of each month and announced accordingly.

To see a complete list of J&J Auto Racing race winners to-date, visit http://jandjautoracing.com/About/?Page=Winners

 

 

Swindell Guides Team ILP to Feature Victory in Colorado

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Oct. 12, 2017) - Inside Line Promotions driver Sammy Swindell led Team ILP to Victory Lane last weekend.

Swindell scored his sixth feature victory of the season last Saturday during the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. It was his third triumph of the season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Other Team ILP competitors with a top-five finish include:

Dominic Scelzi maneuvered to a runner-up result on Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series.

Zane Hendricks posted a third-place finish on Sunday during non-wing micro sprint competition at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla.

Rob Chaney guided CH Motorsports from 13th to fifth on Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Inside Line Promotions currently has openings to provide professional PR for drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. Here are the current PR specials:

· Purchase 10 Press Releases, Receive 1 FREE Press Release

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Inside Line Promotions also offers a yearly package that includes multiple free press releases.

To learn more information, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com or call 541-510-3663.

TEAM ILP WINS IN 2017 -

Jack Dover - 8 (Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on May 6 and May 13; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 27 and Aug. 25; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 1 and June 3; Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on June 13 and Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on June 17); Derek Hagar - 8 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on March 4; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 29; Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on July 2; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 15; Double X Speedway in California, Mo., on July 23; Boyds Speedway in Ringgold, Ga., on Aug. 18 and Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Ga., on Aug. 19); Kerry Madsen - 7 (Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Feb. 11; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 12, June 2 and Sept. 2; Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7 and July 8 and Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on July 13); Zac Taylor - 7 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on May 13, Aug. 27 (twice) and Sept. 9 and I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on June 3, June 17 and July 15); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 6 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 22, June 17 and July 22; RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, on May 26; Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on June 3 and South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Aug. 19); Sammy Swindell - 6 (Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark., on June 9; Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., on July 29; Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on Aug. 26; Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on Sept. 21 and Sept. 22 and El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on Oct. 7); Giovanni Scelzi - 5 (Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on May 5; Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on May 13; Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., on June 3; Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 10 and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Aug. 18); Zach Blurton - 3 (U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., on April 27; Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on July 28 and Rooks County Fairgrounds in Stockton, Kan., on Aug. 18); Caleb Helms - 3 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on March 24; Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, on March 25 and Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Sept. 3); Johnny Herrera - 3 (Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 18 and Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., on March 31 and April 1); Austen Wheatley - 3 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on March 31 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on May 20 and Sept. 3); Seth Bergman - 2 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on May 6 and Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on July 21); Tommy Bryant - 2 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on March 25 and Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on Aug. 18); Chase Johnson - 2 (Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on June 9 and Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on June 17); Travis Rilat - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20 and BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on June 17); Dominic Scelzi - 2 (Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on June 24 and Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, on July 25); Marshall Skinner - 2 (Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on May 26 and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on May 31); Trey Starks - 2 (Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., on April 30 and Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on July 7); Kevin Swindell Racing - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15 and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, on June 22); Josh Baughman - 1 (Double X Speedway in California, Mo., on July 9); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Aug. 25); Ryan Bowers - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on Sept. 9); Tony Bruce Jr. - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 30); Rob Chaney - 1 (Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on July 29); Dylan Cisney - 1 (Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on May 19); Zane Hendricks - 1 (Flint Creek Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on July 28); Alex Hill - 1 (Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada on May 19); Danny Lasoski - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 24); Zane Lawrence - 1 (Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas, on April 28); Anthony Miller - 1 (Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., on Feb. 18); Joshua Shipley - 1 (Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., on Sept. 16); and Channin Tankersley - 1 (Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, on June 16).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inside-Line-Promotions/151474394906077

 

 

X-1 Race Car Clients Wofford and Barney Capture Championships

Inside Line Promotions - LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (Oct. 12, 2017) - Two more X-1 Race Car clients have seen immense success this season.

Wes Wofford won the POWRi Lucas Oil New Mexico 305 Wing Sprint championship thanks to three wins, 14 top fives and 15 top 10s in 15 races.

"There were only a couple of races where we didn't finish on the podium," he said. "We finished second six times this year. We also won the Southern New Mexico Speedway track championship."

Jason Barney also had a championship season in his X-1 Race Car. He earned six wins, including the Cole Cup at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y. Barney noted that the Cole Cup hosts the toughest competition he sees all season and it's a race that he'd wanted to win since its inception.

"We also got four tour wins, 16 top fives and 23 top 10s in 27 points races," Barney said. "We've had four really good seasons with the (Empire Super Sprints Series). It was nice to finally get over the hump of finishing second and get our first championship."

Wofford transitioned to an X-1 Race Car at the beginning of the season and hasn't looked back.

"I really admire the craftsmanship of the X-1 cars," he said. "When my wife was comparing it to another car, she could even tell how well it was done."

Consistency is also a praise from X-1 customers. Both drivers commented on how they always know how their cars are going to drive each race.

"We were very happy with our race cars all season long," Barney said. "They were consistent every night and adaptable to the many different race tracks we run at."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.X1RaceCars.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/X-1-Race-cars-132228736836684

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ryan_Linder

X-1 RACE CARS -

X-1 Race Cars is a custom sprint car chassis business that was established in 2010 by sprint car racer and master fabricator Ryan Linder. The company is relocating in 2017 to the Northeast to better serve a hotbed of sprint car racing in Central Pennsylvania and New York.

 

 

By the Numbers: FVP Platinum Battery Shootout for the World of Outlaws at Lakeside Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — October 12, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprints Car Series returns to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas for the eighth consecutive year on Friday, October 20 for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout. A different driver has visited victory lane in each of the last six Outlaws races at the historic oval. When the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series rolls into Lakeside Speedway, just six nights of racing will remain on the season, putting even more emphasis on each position in the point standings. Donny Schatz is looking to wrap up ninth series title, while other drivers are looking to improve their spot in the standings. This edition of the By the Numbers sets the stage for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout at Lakeside Speedway.

By the Numbers: FVP Platinum Battery Shootout

0.4- Miles around Lakeside Speedway

1- World of Outlaws victory this season for Brian Brown, who calls Lakeside his home track

2- Tracks in the state of Kansas that the World of Outlaws race at this season

3- Drivers currently competing full-time with the World of Outlaws who have won at the track

4- Drivers inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame who have won races with the World of Outlaws at Lakeside Speedway over the years

9- Drivers who have won with the series at Lakeside; Tracks in Kansas that the World of Outlaws have raced at dating back to 1979

13.304- Track record, established by Paul McMahan in 2014

15- Different seasons in which the World of Outlaws have raced at Lakeside Speedway

16- Teams competing full-time with the Outlaws this season

17- Laps led by Brad Sweet last season en route to winning at Lakeside Speedway

18- Wins for Donny Schatz this season to lead the series

19- Drivers who have won an A-Feature event with the World of Outlaws this season

30- Laps tentatively scheduled for the main event on Friday, October 20

60- Top-Five finishes this season for Schatz to lead the Outlaws

68- Top-10 finishes for Schatz through October 7 to lead the series

346- Drivers who have attempted to qualify for at least one World of Outlaws event this season

1955- Year that racing first began at Lakeside Speedway

1980- Year the World of Outlaws first raced at Lakeside Speedway

1989- Year that Lakeside Speedway moved to its current location

10,000- Dollars the winner will receive on Friday, October 20

Tickets for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on Friday, October 20 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day. Reserved tickets for Sections B & D can be purchased by calling the track office at (913)-299-9206.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Texas Woman ‘Beyond Excited’ To Win HDX

Winner Selected in Customized Side-By-Side Giveaway Promotion

Set To Join Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart Racing Team at World Finals

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 12, 2017) – There was a sense of disbelief overcoming Nickoel Luhmer when she was notified that she was chosen as the winner of a promotion hosted by Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and is now the new owner of a customized, one-of-a-kind, Donny Schatz-themed Arctic Cat HDX 700.

“Oh my gosh, this is so incredible,” said Luhmer, of League City, Texas. “My husband is going to be so excited, too. He goes to the races all the time and I just can’t believe this. What a great anniversary present this will be. I’m beyond excited. I really can’t believe this.”

The reaction will likely be duplicated by the Texas woman and her family many times over after experiencing the thrill of adventure aboard the all-terrain side-by-side. She and her family reside near Houston and admitted it’s been a tough month in the area following the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Some of her family members still haven’t been able to return to their homes, but Luhmer admitted the opportunity to take limitless rides on the bayou in their new HDX will certainly raise the spirits of everyone.

The promotion has been a season-long celebration of an expanded partnership between Textron Specialized Vehicles, the leading global manufacturer of golf carts, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground-support equipment, Arctic Cat, the snowmobile brand that has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry, and Tony Stewart Racing, a leader in short-track racing with 21 titles. The mantra throughout the 2017 World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series campaign has been “sharing the passion to reach greatness without limits.”

Luhmer will officially take ownership rights of the HDX in Charlotte Nov. 3 during the season-ending World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, where TSR’s Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart, along with Ben White, Partnership Relations Manager for Textron Specialized Vehicles, present her the keys to the vehicle in a prerace ceremony.

“It’s not often someone hands over the keys to one of the most versatile vehicles on the market, and I can’t wait to see how excited Nickoel is in Charlotte,” White said. “It’s been an exciting season teaming up with Tony Stewart Racing and Donny this year and being able to take part in this unique promotion offering race fans the opportunity to win a vehicle that has tremendous capability. I’m sure Nickoel and her family are going to have a great time finding out just how much fun they can have.”

The customized HDX 700 model is schemed with graphics to emulate the TSR No. 15 Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat Sprint car that Schatz and his TSR team have raced to victory lane 21 times to date this season. They started the campaign with three Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions victories in February and have added 18 WoO A-Feature triumphs to their win list, including victories in the prestigious Kings Royal and Knoxville Nationals races. Schatz is nine races away from completing his 21st season with “The Greatest Show on Dirt” and eyeing a ninth Outlaw championship.

“It’s been an incredible season and we’ve had a lot to celebrate,” Schatz said. “I can only imagine how Nickoel and her family are feeling about winning the HDX. I know Tony (Stewart) and I were pretty excited to see in February. They are going to have a great time with it. It’s awesome to be part of such a cool promotion. I’m looking forward to meeting them in Charlotte and hopefully, we’ll be celebrating a lot down there.”

 

 

National Sprint League Acquires HRA Non-Wing Sprint Car Series

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Oct. 12, 2017) - The National Sprint League has acquired the Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprint car organization.

The NSL non-wing series will make Jackson Motorplex its home track on Friday nights during the 2018 season with a 12-to-15 race schedule.

There will be an informational meeting for any interested drivers or race teams next Wednesday night, Oct. 18, at the American Legion in Jackson, Minn., beginning at 7:00 pm.

For more information, contact race director Chuck Zitterich at chuckzitterich@aol.com or 605-212-2408.

Additionally, the NSL would like to commend Bill and Maxine Mellenberndt for their years of dedication and hard work to keep non-wing sprint car racing alive in the upper Midwest.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from late April through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars and NSL non-wing sprint cars among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

TRICK OR TREAT HALLOWEEN PARTY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT GRANDIVEW SPEEDWAY. . . . . .

WHICH RACERS WILL BE REWARDED WITH LUCRATIVE MODS AT THE MADHOUSE TRAFFIC JAM PAYOFF

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 12, 2017) – “The first win is the hardest one to get,” a statement passed down from one race car driver to another as they battle it out wheel-to-wheel on the high banks of Grandview Speedway.

A new group of drivers gets their shot this coming Saturday Night, October 14 (Raindate: October 15) at Grandview Speedway when NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series present the Mods at the Madhouse – 20th Annual Traffic Jam, a triple Thunder thriller event featuring the Modifieds, Sportsman and MASS Sprint Car Series.

Chasing checkered flags at the famed one-third mile dirt track isn’t easy – but plenty of drivers that have found Grandview victory lane, are still searching for their first Thunder on the Hill victory. With a $5,000 top prize on the line, competition is at an all-time high and having not won a Thunder show just adds a little more pressure.

Among drivers searching for their first Thunder on the Hill win is 37-year-old Boyertown, PA racer, Ryan Watt. With twenty years of Modified experience, Watt holds two Grandview Speedway point race victories and dominated special events at his home track, Bridgeport Speedway, this season – defeating the Super DIRTcar Series regulars and being crowned King of the Big Blocks. But don’t let that big track experience fool you, Watt is a force to be reckoned with on the Berks County high banks.

With just a few years of Modified experience, Orefield, PA’s Brett Kressley has scored three regular season Grandview Speedway wins – including two in 2017. Kressley is a fan-favorite, and a win from the 25-year-old racer would be exciting to watch.

Surprisingly, Billy ‘The Kid’ Pauch is winless in the Modified division at Thunder on the Hill special events. The Modified legend has won nearly every race imaginable – and while Pauch is the leads the Thunder All-Time Sprint Car win list – Pauch has yet to score a Modified victory.

Drivers like Jared Umbenhauer, Chris Esposito, Tim Buckwalter, Ryan Grim, and Kyle Weiss have claimed Grandview wins and hope for their first Thunder on the Hill special event victory.

That win will be well-earned with established Thunder winners -- like Jeff Strunk, a 12-time winner; Duane Howard an 11-time winner; Craig VonDohren a 6-time winner; Doug Manmiller a 4-time winner; Meme Desantis a 3-time winner; Frank Cozze, Mike Gular, Billy Pauch Jr., and Rick Laubach all 2-time winners; and Kenny Gilmore, Ryan Godown and Kevin Hirthler – with their sights set on another triumph.

There is no entry fee, and no track/series license required to compete in this event and a special rules package is offered as a ‘treat’ to the region’s competitors, with both American Racer and Hoosier tires allowed for competition, and either Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engines permitted.

Sportsman competitors from racetracks around the region have already registered to compete in the 25-lap, $1,300 to win Sportsman event at the Halloween Party spectacular. A loosened tire rule is in effect for the Sportsman – competitors are allowed to compete on Hooser or American Racer rubber. Grandview Sportsman rules are in effect and competitors are allowed to run sail panels. Full rules are available on the Grandview Speedway website.

A higher payout will also entice MASS Sprint Car drivers from the area as they compete in a 25-lap main event with $500 up for grabs – as well as, an increased payout throughout the top spots.

All three divisions will compete in full qualifying heat races, consolations, and feature events. This show is open to all competitors, with IS NOT based on invitations.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Haloween Party has been a staple of the Grandview Speedway schedule for over 15 years and will conclude the 2017 season of events. Race fans young and old are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween prizes.

‘Joe the Pizza Dude’ will offer up hot, delicious, and FREE pizzas to the rowdiest of race fans before the action kicks off. Make some noise when ‘The Pizza Dude’ comes around, to earn yourself a free pizza!

Fans interested in early admission can take part in our Advance Ticket Reserve. Advanced tickets are available by calling 443-513-4456, where you can leave a message with your name, contact number, and the number of tickets you would like. Tickets may be paid for, and picked-up at the Grandview Speedway Will Call window on race night after 3:00 PM. Advanced ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30 PM a full half-hour before General Admission tickets go on sale.

General Admission ticket pricing for Saturday, October 14 is $25 for adults, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids 5 & Under are FREE! Pit Area admission is $35, and a license is not required.

The Pit gates open at 2:00 PM, Advanced ticket holders can enter at 3:30 PM, General Admission gates open at 4:00 PM and the first Green flag flies at 6:00 PM.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

 

 

TWO HUGE NIGHTS OF RACING AT JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Last Call For Methanol... This weekend we have two huge nights of action at Jacksonville Speedway as we wrap up our 2017 season.

Friday night features Dirt Racing's three premier classes on one ticket: MOWA 410 Winged Sprint Cars, POWRi Midgets and Big Ten Super Late Models. Also in action are $500 to win Street Stocks and a great field of POWRi Micro Sprints.

Saturday we celebrate the Ron Milton Race of Champions with 410's and 4-bangers highlighting the show featuring the MOWA Sprint Car Series Championship, POWRi Midgets, DIRTcar Modifieds and POWRi Micro Sprints.

On top of that we have a 100 lap hornet enduro Saturday at 1:00 with free grandstand admission for the endruo.

Pit gates open each night at 3:30. Grandstands open at 5:00. Hot Laps 6:15. Racing at 7:00

Adult admission each night is $25. A two day ticket can be purchased on Friday for $45. Ages 11-18 are $7 each night. Kids 10 and under Free.

Full details of the weekend's events are available at www.JacksonvilleSpeedway.com.

 

 

Knepper & Meents Memorial Weekend

Belleville, IL - This weekend, POWRi looks to the doubleheader Super Weekend at Jacksonville Speedway. Friday, October 13th kicks off the weekend, with Saturdays show dubbed the Ron Milton Race of Champions. Both nights will feature the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League. With tight margins in both Leagues, this weekend plays a deciding factor in the outcomes for the championship.

Holding a 230 point advantage, Logan Seavey sits atop the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League standings over Tucker Klaasmeyer. Defending League champion Zach Daum holds third after a medical leave for the last three events resulting from a hard flip at Spoon River Speedway. Jake Neuman sits fourth with Spencer Bayston in fifth. Andrew Felker rides in sixth followed by Aidan RoosEvans in seventh. Ryan Robinson, Tanner Thorson, and Tyler Thomas round out the top ten.

In POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League competition, Joe B. Miller holds the top spot over Kurt Westerfield with a 270 point advantage. Craig Ronk rides in third followed by Luke Verardi. Harley Hollan holds fifth, with defending League champion Nathan Benson in sixth. Nick Howard is in seventh with Slater Helt in eighth. Jackson Frisbie and Alec Long round out the top ten.

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

 

 

Trenca Facing World of Outlaws Events at Weedsport and Ransomville

Inside Line Promotions - FULTON, N.Y. (Oct. 11, 2017) - Joe Trenca will make his final two 410ci winged sprint car starts of the season this weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

The Mucci Motorsports driver is slated to compete on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., for the Empire State Challenge and on Monday at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, N.Y., for The Big "R" Outlaw Shootout.

"I love Weedsport, but we struggle there," he said. "We had a lot of success there in the micro. Since they reconfigured the track we've struggled. I'm hoping we can get that turned around and have a decent run. We have to be good in time trials. That's the bottom line."

Trenca has improved his World of Outlaws result at Weedsport Speedway each of the last two years. He missed the show in 2015 before finishing 23 rd last year. Meanwhile, this weekend will mark his first career Outlaws race at Ransomville.

"Ransomville is where we got caught up in that bad wreck earlier this year," he said. "I like the track. They've made a lot of improvements to the facility and the track. Once again, the Outlaws format is so tough if you don't time well you're in trouble."

Trenca competed with the World of Outlaws last Saturday at Fulton Speedway.

"We made a bad choice on gears for qualifying," he said. "We lost speed from hot laps. That's just the way it goes. It's tough to race with those guys. We were decent in hot laps, but we felt like we weren't turning enough RPMs and we changed gears. It was too much and hurt us on the top end. That's the first race on that motor on a shorter track since we've owned it. It was a learning deal."

Trenca qualified 23rd quickest. He then finished eighth in a heat race, which relegated him to the sixth starting position in the Last Chance Showdown.

"We got rolling there," he said. "We got up to third and then the power steering box went. I feel like if that didn't go we would have made it to the A Main. We were really good on the top and made up a lot of ground."

Trenca was credited with a ninth-place result in the consolation race.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 7 - Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 9 (6).

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 11 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., for the Empire State Challenge and Monday at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, N.Y., for The Big "R" Outlaw Shootout with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

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"I'm really excited about the partnership with The Paladin Group and I'm hoping to grow with them together," Trenca said. "We really appreciate their support and look forward to future success."

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Mid Country Machinery, National Parts Peddler, Schoenfeld Headers, Fast Axle, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Wilwood Brakes, Pulse Racing Innovations, Curtis Berleue Photography, Seals-It, Shute's Water Systems, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Don Ott Racing Engines, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Trenca is seeking additional marketing partners to get more experience by traveling and taking advantage of opportunities in the 410ci sprint car ranks. To learn more about options to team up with Mucci Motorsports, call Joe at 315-481-6080.

 

 

Bergman Eyeing Short Track Nationals Crown This Weekend at I-30

Inside Line Promotions - CALHAN, Colo. (Oct. 11, 2017) - Seth Bergman is hungry for a Short Track Nationals title.

Bergman has been aiming for a victory at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., which hosts the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the ASCS Mid-South Region this Thursday through Saturday, for several years.

"Short Track Nationals is one of the biggest events of the year in sprint car racing and it'd be awesome to have our name on the winner's list," he said. "We try to win every race we compete in and that won't be any different this weekend. If we want to be in contention for the win on Saturday night we will need to put ourselves in striking distance throughout the weekend by moving forward every time we hit the track."

Bergman finished third at the quarter-mile oval last month during his lone race this season.

He is coming off his 40th top-10 finish of the season, which he earned last Saturday at El Paso County Raceway during the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals.

Bergman opened the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race by advancing from third to second place in a heat race. He made the feature redraw, but pulled the highest number - eight - to start the main event on the outside of the fourth row.

Bergman advanced a couple of positions on the tricky track to place sixth. He remains sixth in the championship standings.

The opening round of last weekend's doubleheader was rained out on Friday.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 7 - El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 6 (8).

SEASON STATS -

61 races, 2 wins, 26 top fives, 40 top 10s, 49 top 15s, 56 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 30 th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing

Based in Shawnee, Okla., Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing is a business within the oil industry.

"Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing builds anchors for oil wells and they are pretty much at the top of the industry quality-wise," Bergman said. "They take pride in being made in America and in building quality parts."

Bergman would also like to thank Corridor Electric, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Young Tools, Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Taylor Holds His Own Using 305 Engine During ASCS National Tour Event

Inside Line Promotions - CALHAN, Colo. (Oct. 11, 2017) - Zac Taylor's plans to lease a 360ci engine to compete with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last weekend didn't materialize. However, the teen and his family decided to forge ahead with their 305ci motor and the results were more than respectable.

The Friday portion of the doubleheader at El Paso County Raceway was rained out. The skies cleared Saturday for the second night of the marquee event at the track where Taylor was recently crowned champion.

Taylor started on the pole of his heat race, which had heavy-hitters like Hall of Fame driver Sammy Swindell and ASCS national champion Wayne Johnson in the mix.

"I knew the only chance I had was to get out front early," Taylor said. "The ASCS starts are different from what I'm used to and they called me for jumping and put me back to third. I ran third most of the race and got passed late and ended up fourth."

Taylor lined up 12th in the feature and nearly earned a top-10 finish as he placed 11th.

"We were simply down on horsepower," he said. "My mom read some of the comments from the ASCS drivers who said they had a hard time figuring out the track. I think it's one of the easier tracks we run on. I wish we would have had a 360 motor.

"I had some goals in mind going in. First, I didn't want to finish last. Second, I didn't want to get lapped. Third, I wanted to finish ahead of a 360. Finally, I wanted to at least maintain position or better my starting spot. By the results it was a very successful weekend."

As for the rest of the season?

"The ASCS people want us to come to their race at Cocopah (Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.)," he said. "If we can get a 360 motor we might do that. Our plan this winter was to buy one so we will see."

Taylor said if the 360 engine deal doesn't materialize soon his family will continue working on their plans to compete at the Turkey Night Grand Prix midget race Nov. 23 at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., and the Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 8-13.

"In the past we have leased a ride, but we're talking with Todd Henry who has given me a great opportunity to race his midget the past two summers and we might just take his midget to the Chili Bowl," Taylor said.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 7 - El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. - Heat race: 4 (1); Feature: 11 (12).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Redline Performance Roofing & Roof Coating Systems

Redline Performance Roofing is located in Colorado Springs, Colo. We are committed to providing quality roofing and roof restorations. We provide top notch customer service with competitive pricing to all commercial and residential customers to achieve complete customer satisfaction. Our workmanship and integrity are second to none. For more information, visit https://redlineperformanceroofing.com .

"They are family owned and operated and came on board this past weekend," Taylor said. "I want to thank them and the whole team at Redline for helping us out."

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

 

 

Eight DHR Suspension Clients Win in Five Different Classes the Last Three Weeks

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Oct. 11, 2017) - Eight drivers have recorded a feature victory in five different classes during the last three weeks while utilizing shocks from DHR Suspension.

Eric Riggins Jr. posted his second straight USCS Series win on Sept. 22 at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C.

Lance Moss made it a clean sweep on the weekend for DHR Suspension clients as he claimed the USCS Series event on Sept. 23 at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C.

Three more clients were victorious that night as Scott Tracer captured a late model triumph at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark. Cody Gardner won the 360ci winged sprint car portion and Dusty Young earned the micro sprint A Main triumph during the Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Mark Nichols garnered a late model win at Crowley's Ridge Raceway on Sept. 30 and Eddie Gallagher drove to another 305ci winged sprint car victory at Riverside International Speedway that night.

The winning continued last weekend when Drew Armstrong guided the Norman Fletcher owned super stock team to a win at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Saturday.

To learn more about the benefits of partnering with DHR Suspension, message http://www.dhrsuspension.com/contact or call 901-268-5612.

Teams, be sure to submit your feature wins each week to DerekHagarRacing@yahoo.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DHRSuspension.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DHR-Suspension-1564755937106851/?fref=ts

DHR SUSPENSION -

DHR Suspension has quickly become one of the leaders in the shock industry. Although the company was established in 2015, founder Derek Hagar has been servicing shocks for nine years.

DHR Suspension has teams across the country and competing with various sprint car series, including the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and USCS Series to name a few. But the shocks services don't stop there. DHR Suspension also offers service for late models, modifieds, stock cars and mini sprints.

 

 

Short Track Nationals Week LIVE on TheCushion.Com

PETERSEN MEDIA: One of the most anticipated events of the year in 360ci winged sprint car racing is upon us as the 30th Annual Short Track Nationals kicks off three nights of racing tomorrow night in Little Rock, AR and TheCushion.Com will be there LIVE every step of the way.

Thursday and Friday night the extremely loaded field will battle it out looking to lock into Saturday’s feature event, and TheCushion.Com will have cameras rolling from the drop of the green flag on Thursday night until the checkered flag drops on Saturday night.

Saturday night’s feature event will boast $15,000 to the winner and the three-day affair has built up over $100,000 in purse money. Some of the contenders slated to attack I-30 Speedway include Tim Crawley, Aaron Reutzel, Paul McMahan, Sammy Swindell, Willie Croft, Sam Hafertepe, Jr, and many, many more.

The Short Track Nationals has a 3-day viewing pass available for just $59 for our VIP and Premium members, and is available for $65 for our general members. Single nights passes for Thursday and/or Friday are available for $19.75 for our Premium and VIP members and $21.99 for our general members, while Saturday’s finale is just $25.99 for our Premium and VIP members and $28.99 for our general members.

THECUSHION.COM- Launched in 2013, TheCushion.com strives to become Open Wheel racing’s destination website for Live Pay-Per-View race broadcasts, and Video On Demand coverage. With over 1000 videos strong and growing weekly in our On-Demand library, look for Knoxville Raceway LIVE weekly PPV as well as a host of other marquee events in 2017!

STAY CONNECTED: Be sure to visit www.thecushion.com to sign up for your membership package, and catch up on all of the latest action. Be sure to connect on Twitter by following @WatchTheCushion, and giving us a like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/watchthecushion.

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Outlaw Tripleheader Up Next for TSR’s

Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb Team

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 11, 2017) – Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz and the TSR Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team venture back to Central Pennsylvania and New York this weekend for three races in three nights with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

The tripleheader begins Saturday with the Nittany Showdown at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway and will be followed by a pair of races in New York that were postponed earlier in the season. Sunday’s Empire State Challenge at Weedsport Speedway was interrupted by Mother Nature on May 21 during heat-race action, and Monday’s “Big R Outlaw Shootout” at Ransomville Speedway was originally scheduled for July 23.

Schatz, the reigning and eight-time WoO champion, will continue his quest for a ninth WoO championship Saturday coming off his third consecutive podium finish and sixth in his last seven races last Saturday at Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway. He leads all drivers with 18 WoO A-Feature wins this season and is looking to become the only driver in the 40-year history of the Outlaws to win 20 or more A-Features in five consecutive seasons.

The driver of the TSR No. 15 Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J will be making his eighth career appearance at Port Royal Saturday night. He made his debut at “The Speed Palace” in the fall of 2001 and made three consecutive late-season appearances after that first race. He won his fourth start at the track in September 2004, two days before he claimed his second career Williams Grove National Open. After a 10-year absence at the track by the Outlaws, Schatz led them back to the half-mile, dirt oval in the fall of 2014 and finished second behind Ryan Smith. In each of the past two seasons, Schatz has scored third-place finishes.

Schatz returns to Weedsport Sunday with a two-race winning streak at the 3/8-mile, dirt oval following wins in May 2015 and 2016. He has 14 career WoO A-Feature wins in the state of New York and Weedsport is one of four tracks in the state where he’s won multiple races.

Monday, he’ll be looking to make Ransomville the sixth track in New York where he concludes the night in victory lane. The Fargo, North Dakota driver first circled the half-mile, dirt oval during his rookie season in 1997 and returns hoping to make it the 82nd different track where he’s won a WoO A-Feature during his 21 seasons with “The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

With nine races remaining in the 2017 WoO season, Schatz and his TSR crew of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti continue focusing on winning races and ultimately their fourth consecutive WoO championship. Consistency has been a key to their success as evidenced by their series-best 60 top-five and 68 top-10 finishes in 79 races.

RACE NOTES

Saturday at Port Royal Speedway, the pit gates and grandstands will open at 2 p.m. EDT. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. More details are available by calling (717) 527-2303, or by visiting portroyalspeedway.com.

For Sunday’s Empire State Challenge at Weedsport, the pit gates open at 2 p.m. and grandstands will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. More details are available by calling (315) 834-3067 or by visiting weedsportspeedway.com.

Monday at Ransomville, the pit gates open at 1 p.m. and grandstands will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. More details are available by calling (716) 791-3602 or by visiting ransomvillespeedway.com.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Live video is available on a pay-per-view basis for both Saturday night’s and Sunday night’s races, and free audio coverage is available for all three nights as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series races on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Schatz, TSR and the No. 15 Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J throughout the campaign on the web and social media. More information can be found at www.TonyStewartRacing.com, www.textronoffroad.com, www.arcticcat.com and www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg. Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Textron Off Road: Facebook atwww.facebook.com/TextronOffRoad/ or on Twitter and Instagram @TextronOffRoad

Arctic Cat: Facebook at www.facebook.com/arcticcat.snow/ or on Twitter and Instagram @ArcticCat_atv @ArcticCat_Snow

Curb: Facebook at www.facebook.com/CurbRecords or on Twitter and Instagram @CurbRecords.

Ford Performance: Facebook at www.facebook.com/FordPerformance or on Twitter and Instagram @FordPerformance.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance J&J:

One of the best parts about being a competitor with the World of Outlaws is the volume of races. This weekend, you get three races in three nights at three tracks. How tough is that on you and your team?

“It’s really just something we are conditioned to. Racing is what we do and we want to do it as often as possible. The only thing that’s different is that we typically don’t have three-race weekends this late in the season. The hard part is really on the guys who work on these cars. There is travel and regular maintenance and that’s where having an experienced team like I have with Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti is a big positive for us. They’ve been doing this for years and it’s about planning and preparation and then making the right calls at the track. We’ve got a big track to start at Port, and then head to a smaller track in Weedsport. Then we close it out at Ransomville, where we haven’t been in a long time. You have to work together each step of the way. You just try to build on each part. The goal is to unload and have a fast car right out of the box at Port and just keep getting it better and better.”

You mentioned Port Royal and, following the race last season, you talked about the improvements the track continued to make and how much you enjoyed racing there. What specifically stood out as far as improvements go?

“It’s just a little bit of everything there. You can feel it when you get there. You can see how they’ve invested back into the track and continue to do so. It reminds me of Eldora in that way and it just continues to get better. I know Steve O’Neal and the fair board members there take a lot of pride in their facility. From what it was like when we first went there early in my career to how it is now is incredible. We are in the entertainment business and you can tell they are committed to that. They have continued to work on the racing surface. It’s been fast, wide, smooth and made for some great racing the last three times we’ve been there. I’m really looking forward to getting back there this weekend and having another chance to race there.”

 

 

The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing

RACING RETURNS TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY OCTOBER 21st!

(Perris, CA, October 11, 2017) There is no racing at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, October 14th. Racing will return when the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series has its final tune-up for the Oval Nationals on October 21st. The final PASSCAR Stock Car race of the year, “2017 Champion’s Night,” will take place on October 28th. The famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval will close its 22nd season with the Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 9th, 10th and 11th.

5-time USAC/CRA champion Mike Spencer of Temecula and Garden Grove’s Brody Roa will both be back at Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday, October 21st. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

The complete 2017 Perris Auto Speedway schedule is at the end of this release.

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

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

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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.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2016-2017 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

October 21st USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 28th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Modifieds

November 8th Oval Nationals Practice

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 10th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 11th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Reinhardt, Quackenbush set to battle World of Outlaws Saturday at Port Royal

By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Anthony Corini

NEPTUNE CITY, N.J. (October 11, 2017) – Kyle Reinhardt and the Wayne Quackenbush-owned, Capitol Renegade No.91 are ready to battle The Greatest Show On Dirt this Saturday, October 14, at the Port Royal (PA) Speedway.

“We are excited. I know the Quackenbush family is excited, also,” Reinhardt said. And with good reason, the Quackenbush/Reinhardt combination has been a formidable duo all year, most recently two weeks back at the Susquehanna Speedway.

Reinhardt, a New Jersey native, has been a Central Pennsylvania regular his entire “410” sprint car career and will represent the Pennsylvania Posse this weekend against the World of Outlaws. “We’re just looking forward to these last two races this year and hoping to end with some solid runs,” the 22-year-old added. Reinhardt and Quackenbush will conclude their season October 28 at the Susquehanna (PA) Speedway.

Reinhardt has split time between the Quackenbush No.91 and the Ed Aikin No.7, with the latter being his primary ride when he competes at Port Royal. This will be Reinhardt’s second visit of the season to Port Royal aboard the Capitol Renegade sponsored No.91.

Wayne Quackenbush was quick to thank Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Trailers as well as Capitol Cadillac and Capitol Buick GMC for helping get the #91 to the track. Reinhardt couldn’t be more appreciative of his brother, Dave Reinhardt, for turning the wrenches, as well as his parents for their continued support of his racing endeavors.

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.

 

 

Marks Sixth at Fulton; Looks Forward to Port Royal Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Anthony Corini

MYERSTOWN, PA (October 11, 2017) - In typical Brent Marks fashion, the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/ Eagle Hotel/No. 19 came forward in the Feature on Saturday night at Fulton (NY) Speedway, this time to a strong sixth place finish. Marks qualified well and ran third in his heat race, lining him up ninth for the 25-lap Feature.

Marks was strong on multiple restarts in the Feature and spent the majority of the final ten laps battling with the “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild for the fifth position. Marks ended up finishing behind the Ohio Hall of Famer by less than a car length.

Marks has moved up to 11th in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series point standings in his inaugural season with The Greatest Show on Dirt, as his team prepares for a race they’ve had circled all year long – a return to the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania.

Marks, a nearby Myerstown native, has a victory at Port Royal this year during unsanctioned competition and will be looking to score a first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win this weekend in front of his hometown crowd. Following the trip to Port Royal, Marks and the rest of the World of Outlaws will head north to New York to compete in a pair of rain-date events at the Weedsport Speedway and Ransomville Speedway on Sunday and Monday the 16th and 17th of October, respectively.

“I’m thrilled to have earned a solid run on Saturday at Fulton,” Brent Marks explained. “We really needed that finish. Now we can head to Port Royal with some momentum on our side. I’m definitely ready to get back there. Our goal is to put ourselves in a position to contend for the win. We did it once this year, but now we get to try with the World of Outlaws.”

Upcoming: 10/14 – Port Royal Speedway 10/15 – Weedsport Speedway 10/16 – Ransomville Speedway

Quick Results: 10/7 – Fulton Speedway – 6th

To view the entire World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule, visit the Greatest Show On Dirt live on the Web at www.woosprint.com.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com.

Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks, https://twitter.com/brentmarks19?lang=en and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

New Brent Marks Racing merchandise is now available and can be found online via www.brentmarksracing.com. Apparel is also available on the road and can be found in the David Gravel/Muddy merchandise trailer.

2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22.

2017 Highlights: Qualified for first World of Outlaws main event as a full-time traveler during DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, February 17. Finished eighth during World of Outlaws A-main at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Finished ninth with WoO in Stockton, California, on Saturday, March 25. Earned pair of World of Outlaws top-ten finishes at Devil’s Bowl (TX) Speedway on Friday/Saturday, April 14-15. Earned unsanctioned Port Royal win on Saturday, April 22. Finished sixth against WoO at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana. Finished tenth at 81 Speedway near Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, May 6. KSE Hard Charger Award winner at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, May 13, by charging 20th to 12th. Finished 10th at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19, during Morgan Cup preliminary main event. Tenth during New Egypt (NJ) Speedway appearance on Wednesday, May 24. Finished 11th at Knoxville (IA) Raceway on Friday, June 9. Finished eighth at River Cities (ND) Speedway on Friday, June 16. Drove from 15th to eighth at West Liberty Raceway in Iowa on Friday, June 23; KSE Hard Charger Award. Finished 10th at Dakota State Fair (SD) Speedway on Saturday, July 1. Finished sixth during Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on July 11. Earned pair of KSE Hard Charger awards at Eldora Speedway during Kings Royal weekend (July 13,14). Finished 23rd during $50,000-to-win Kings Royal A-Main on July 15. Finished fourth after starting 15th at Hartford (MI) Speedway on Friday, July 28. Finished tenth at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, July 29. Qualified for the 2017 Knoxville Nationals B-main. Scored 15th top-ten finish of the season Sunday, August 20, at the Nodak (ND) Speedway. KSE Hard Charger at the Black Hills Speedway (SD) on August 25. Moved forward from 23rd to finish eighth at Calistoga (CA) Speedway on Friday, September 15. Charged from 22nd to finish eighth at Eldora Speedway during Four Crown Nationals weekend (September 22). Finished sixth at Fulton (NY) Speedway on Saturday, October 7; Marks’ 20th top-ten finish of the season.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park) 2017: Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway, non-sanctioned) WoO Wins: N/A WoO Top-10s: 20 WoO Top-5s: 1

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including – Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply. Secondary Sponsors: Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Wolfrun Landscapes, KC Automotive, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC. Product Sponsors: Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Diversified Machine Inc, Smith Precision Products, TQ Fiberglass, Highlands Powersports, Wings Unlimited, PAC Springs, Roadrunner Racing Fuels – VP, KSE Racing Products, ERK Steering, TiLube, and Classic Ink USA.

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.

 

 

Twister Showdown for World of Outlaws at Salina Highbanks Speedway takes green flag on October 21

SALINA, Okla. — October 11, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visits Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Oklahoma for the Twister Showdown on Saturday, October 21. The event will mark the fifth straight year and sixth time overall that the series has competed at the high-banked three-eighths-mile, located just outside of Tulsa. The Twister Showdown will be the only stop this season for the Outlaws in the state of Oklahoma.

Daryn Pittman, who hails from nearby Owasso, Okla., was victorious last year at Salina Highbanks Speedway. The win for Pittman was his first in his home state with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and it also snapped a three-month winless drought that had stretched to 25 races. He led every lap, but on a late restart with two-to-go, David Gravel shot to the lead coming off turn two, before Pittman moved back out front on the exit of turn four as the pair came to the white flag.

The win was the second straight for an Oklahoma native at Salina, as Shane Stewart, who grew up in Bixby, was victorious in 2015 at the track. Pittman is the only driver who has finished in the top-10 in all five of the previous World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events at the ultra-high-banked oval.

Salina Highbanks Speedway is one of the few tracks on the schedule that eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz has not won at. The North Dakota native has four top-10 finishes in five starts at the track, including a runner-up performance in the inaugural World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Salina in 2011.

Brad Sweet has three top-10 finishes in four starts at Salina, including a runner-up performance in 2015, which saw him lead five laps. The California native is currently second in points and has five wins on the season.

David Gravel, who is having a career-year this season and is up to 17 A-Feature wins, has been very consistent at Salina Highbanks Speedway, recording four top-10 finishes in the same number of starts. Gravel nearly stole the win from Pittman last year in a frenetic green-white-checker finish.

Also in action in the Twister Showdown on Saturday, October 21 will be veteran drivers Jason Johnson, Kraig Kinser and Jason Sides, as well as up-and-comers Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen from Pennsylvania. Greg Wilson and Clyde Knipp each made their first visit to Salina Highbanks Speedway last year.

Four drivers will be making their first-ever trip to the track, led by the father/son duo of Jac and Sheldon Haudenschild. J. Haudenschild has raced numerous times in his Hall of Fame career in the state of Oklahoma, mainly at the old half-mile in Oklahoma City. S. Haudenschild is the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season. Brent Marks from Pennsylvania is also battling for the rookie crown. Parker Price-Miller, who took over the reins of the No. 4 machine for Destiny Motorsports last month, will be seeing Salina Highbanks Speedway for the first time as well.

A strong contingent of “invaders” are expected to challenge the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Salina Highbanks Speedway, including Brady Bacon, who hails from nearby Broken Arrow. The Madsen brother, Kerry and Ian, are also expected to be in attendance, as well as fellow Knoxville Raceway competitor R.J. Johnson.

Tickets for the Twister Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Salina Highbanks Speedway on Saturday, October 21 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

DJ Netto Set For Trip To Home Track Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: The month of October brings a couple of big events to the Central Valley, and that kicks off with Saturday night’s Cotton Classic at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA at the track that DJ Netto calls home.

“This time of the year is huge for racing in the Central Valley, and I look forward to racing in front of family and friends,” DJ Netto said. “The Cotton Classic is a race I would love to win, and this Tri-C Motorsports car has been really fast lately, so I am looking forward to racing in Hanford again.”

Cutting his teeth at the Keller Auto Speedway and claiming a track championship in the early years in his career, Netto heads into Saturday night’s Cotton Classic that will feature the King of the West Series sitting third in points with one series event win to his credit.

Netto has had success at Keller Auto Speedway earlier this year claiming a 360ci win, and would love nothing more than to claim the track’s crowned jewel event on Saturday night, and pick up more valuable series points in what acts as the penultimate event of 2017.

“Last weekend we got upside down, and I really have to thank fellow drivers Mitchell Faccinto, and Kyle Hirst for jumping out of their cars and coming to my aid,” DJ Netto said. “We tore up a lot of equipment and Lee Lindgren has been working hard on getting everything squared away and ready to go for Saturday night. I also have to thank Clyde and Marion Lamar for this opportunity. We have some big races still to come, and I would love nothing more than to get this car into victory lane a couple more times.”

The Cotton Classic is set to go down on Saturday night in Hanford, CA at the Keller Auto Speedway.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-56, Wins-3, Top 5’s-23, Top 10’s-33

ON TAP: DJ Netto will be back in Hanford, CA on Saturday night taking part in the Cotton Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

 

 

Chaney Charges From 13th to Score Top Five With All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - ORRVILLE, Ohio (Oct. 10, 2017) - Rob Chaney rallied from midpack to garner a top-five result for CH Motorsports Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway.

Chaney began his evening of competition with the Arctic Cat All Stars Circuit of Champions by qualifying second quickest in his group, placing him in the third starting position in a heat race.

"I felt like we cut a good lap in qualifying," he said. "It was pretty tough to pass in the heat races. We just kind of got into third at the start, but couldn't make any ground on the top two. So that kept up out of the dash."

Chaney started 13th out of 26 cars in an eventful feature.

"There was a lot of stuff going on at the start of the race," he said. "There were some problems up front. Somebody got into Christopher Bell and kind of bounced him up and he and I got into each other. I think that caused me to lose about four or five spots - maybe more. It was a terrible start for us. I had to pick my way back through all those guys. There was a lot of attrition, too, with a lot of guys crashing and dropping out.

"We were good enough to run up through there. We got a caution toward the end when I think I was running in seventh. I was able to get by a couple more guys at the end. I felt we had a solid car. You always feel like if you can start in the front you've got a chance to be up there contending for a win, but we didn't. We started 13th and finished fifth, so we'll take that as a solid night and move on."

The fifth-place result marked the fifth top five of the season for CH Motorsports.

The tentative plan for this weekend is to compete with the All Stars on Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 7 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Heat: 3 (3); Feature: 5 (13).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_robchaney

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Winters Performance Products

Winters Performance Products is a family-owned company that has been in business since 1958. It specializes in rear ends and builds products for the entire auto racing industry. For more information, visit http://www.WintersPerformance.com .

"The quality of their products speaks for itself," Chaney said. "They are the best in the industry at what they do."

CH Motorsports would also like to J&J Auto Racing, KSE Racing Products, Wings Unlimited, Fisher Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, FK Rod Ends, Slade Shock Technology, Simpson Race Products and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

 

 

Soares 19th at Watsonville After Opening Lap Flat

PETERSEN MEDIA- Looking forward to a return trip to Ocean Speedway on Friday night following a couple of strong runs in 360 action, Jarrett Soares would endure an opening lap flat tire which put him to the back of the pack where he would go on to finish 19th.

“We had a good car, and I owe it all to Brian Sperry, my dad, an Russ,” Jarrett Soares said. “I was expecting better of myself after a couple of good runs at Watsonville, but it just did not happen.”

A total of 24 King of the West Sprint Cars packed into the Ocean Speedway pit area, and Soares got his night started off by timing the American Tool & Mfg./C&H Veteran Enterprises/Performance Powder Coating No. 12 machine in 14th quickest in time trials, just narrowly missing out on the heat race inversion.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, the Gilroy, CA driver would battle with Mitchell Faccinto for the final transfer into the feature event, and in the end Faccinto would hold the position and Soares would be forced into the 12-lap semi.

Looking very impressive in the ‘B’, Soares would lead the way from the start and leave the field in his wake as he raced his way to the win and moved into the feature event where he would grid the field from the 14th starting position.

When the field was given the green flag, a lock jam on the back straight away would see Soares endure some contact to the left rear corner of his car and it would cause his left rear tire to go flat. Taking a trip to the work area, Soares’ team would make repairs and he would restart from the 22nd starting position.

From the back of the pack, Soares was never really able to get going on the tight confines of the Ocean Speedway. When the track blew off Soares would admittedly struggle a little bit to make grip as he continued to try and make something happen.

Doing what he could, Soares would come across the finish line with a 19th place finish.

“I was happy with how I was able to communicate with my crew and get the car better, I am just disappointed in my performance,’ Soares said. “The Cotton Classic in this Saturday, and with my Birthday on Sunday I am hoping we can have a really good night to make the weekend great.”

Jarrett and his Jarrett Soares Racing team would like to thank American Tool & Mfg., C&H Veteran Enterprises, Performance Powder Coating, Addicted Industries Clothing, A.R.T., Bailey Brothers Racing Engines, Dickens Cider, and Walker Performance Filtration for their support.

ON TAP: Soares will be back in action on Saturday night in Hanford, CA to take part in the Cotton Classic.

 

 

Hendricks Nets Podium Finish Following Late Decision to Race

Inside Line Promotions - MEEKER, Okla. (Oct. 10, 2017) - A last-minute decision to race led to a third-place finish for Zane Hendricks on Sunday night.

Hendricks had planned to race his midget at the Twister Nationals on Saturday at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Tulsa, Okla., until rain forced the race's postponement to Oct. 21. It wasn't until Sunday that he found a possibility to race last weekend.

"I just happened to notice that Red Dirt was racing micros that night and I talked my dad into going there," he said.

A field of 27 micros were at Red Dirt Raceway and Hendricks got his evening off to a good start with a solid performance in his non-wing micro sprint heat race.

"I started sixth and was able to move up to fourth right away and got up to third a couple of laps later and that was where I finished," he said. "That put me pretty high up in passing points."

The heat race effort earned Hendricks the third-place starting position for the A Main.

"I was up to second for a lap before dropping back to third and that's where I finished," he said. "The top three kind of pulled away from the field and got kind of strung out. Red Dirt is kind of a big track for micros.

"It felt pretty good to get a top-three finish, especially the way things have gone in the last few weeks. That was only the second time I've run a micro this year and the first time I've run a non- wing micro in over a year so I was pretty happy with that."

With the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midgets Series having this weekend off, it opens the schedule to other possibilities.

"I'd like to race with the POWRi National Series in Illinois, but I don't think we'll go there after the way things went the last time we raced there," he said. "I think we might race the micro at Red Dirt again since they're having a big race that pays $1,000 to win."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 8 - Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 3 (3).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 9 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., for the Meeker 500 with the Driven Midwest USAC NOW600 National Micro Series (tentative)

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneHendricks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hendricks_zane

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Momentum Racing Suspensions

Momentum Racing Suspensions is a racing suspension company that specializes in building and rebuilding shocks for the racing industry. The company is owned by Brad Benic, a leader in the industry that has been around racing his entire life and in the suspension business since 1995. For more information, visit http://www.MomentumRacingSuspensions.com .

"Brad Benic's customer service is one of the best out there," Hendricks said. "He's always open to any questions, trying something new, helping with setups. His turn-around times are great."

Hendricks would also like to thank Vacuworx, CK Power, Shorty's Machine Shop, BP Fab, Esslinger, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Walker Performance Filtration, Eagle Motorsports, Intruder Chassis and Outlaw Wings for their continued support.

 

 

URSS Prepare To Wrap Up Season at 81 Speedway

The Myers Engine United Rebel Sprint Series National Series will put a wrap to the 2017 season this Saturday night when they make their second and final appearance of the year at C Ray Hall’s 81 Speedway in Wichita, KS.

With 12 different winners in the 15 races held so far this year, the parity and competition in the series is second to none. This race will be no exception as Zach Blurton will lead the Rebels into town with a 46 point lead over Steven Richardson, with Jed Werner only 8 points behind Richardson. Ty Williams in 4th will return to action after taking a few weeks off for injuries suffered earlier this year. Rounding out the top 5 in points coming into the final night is Liberal’s Tracey Hill.

A great field of cars are expected as several from Nebraska and Oklahoma will make the trip for the $1000 to win and $200 to start event.

Also on the card for the night are the OCRS 360 Sprint cars along with the Sooner Late Models. Racing starts at 7pm.

For all your information on the United Rebel Sprint Series you can visit their website at unitedrebelsprintseries.com or catch

 

 

White Adds Another New State to Her List During Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - CALHAN, Colo. (Oct. 10, 2017) - Harli White competed in Colorado last Saturday for the first time in her career.

The Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals, which was hosted by El Paso County Raceway, became the eighth new state for White to race in this year during her first season on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"We didn't get the finish we wanted, but it was cool to be in Colorado and at another new track for me," she said. "The track was like a d shape. In hot laps I was like, 'This is different.' It took a little to get used to."

After Friday's opener was rained out, White began Saturday's program by finishing where she started - fifth - in a heat race. That lined her up 13 th for the A Main.

"Unfortunately, it was one lane in the heat race and we couldn't go anywhere," she said. "There wasn't much passing in the main event either. We had a decent car and our lap times were really good. It was one of those tracks where it was really hard to pass and the way the altitude was the motors wouldn't run. It would spit and sputter. It was a learning experience with the fueling because of the altitude."

White battled just outside the top 10 for the entire feature before ending 12th. She remains ninth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings.

White will return to action this Thursday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

"I love Short Track Nationals," she said. "I feel pretty good there. I-30 is always racy and my kind of track. Our goal is to be in the show on Saturday. It's a big goal, but it's definitely possible."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 7 - El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 12 (13).

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 12 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 38 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 30 th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL -

White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at http://www.harliwhiteracing.net/shopping/ .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Lucas Oil Products, Inc., has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry. Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace. Lucas also produces a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

"I love all Lucas Oil products," White said. "They have supported us for a few years. Every product they have is awesome. We run their oil and use their tire and wheel cleaner. We use everything Lucas Oil based that we can."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., The Mower Shop, The Body Works, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., Nattress Construction, C.R.A.S.H. Enterprises, Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

Baughman Back in Action This Weekend During Short Track Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Oct. 10, 2017) - Josh Baughman will return to the track this weekend for the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

Baughman will compete Thursday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., where the ASCS Mid-South Region tripleheader will be contested after taking the last two weeks off following two wild rides during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

"We had a tough weekend the last time out so we needed to regroup and build a new car," he said. "Racing can be a humbling sport and flipping twice in one weekend definitely knocks you down. The great thing is we get the chance for redemption this weekend."

It will mark Baughman's season debut at I-30 Speedway, where he last raced in 2014 during the Short Track Nationals. Baughman placed 15th during two preliminary nights before narrowly missing a transfer into the A Main during the finale.

"I-30 Speedway is a small, quarter-mile track that is elbows up," he said. "You will always be around other cars and things happen in a hurry so you have to be cautiously aggressive. If you can have a little luck on your side and have a good race car you'll have a chance to get great results, but bad things can happen in a hurry as well. Hopefully luck is on our side this weekend."

Baughman's lone victory this season came on a quarter-mile oval.

SEASON STATS -

49 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 14 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his apparel trailer throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fischer Body Shop

Fischer Body Shop is a family owned collision repair business with locations in Eldon, Mo., and Jefferson City, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.FischerBodyShop.com .

"It's great to have Fischer Body Shop on board as a main sponsor," Baughman said. "They are great people and I'm looking forward to taking pictures with them in Victory Lane."

Baughman would also like to thank Beard Equipment, Hollywood Blasting & Coating, Precision Cataylst, PPG, B&H Industrial Supplies, Bombshell Designs, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, HMS Motorsports, Schroth Racing, Indy Race Parts, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Engler Machine & Tool, Bosch, Car & Fleet, Kistler Racing Engines and Moss Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Tankersley Excited to Return to Racing This Weekend at Short Track Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Oct. 10, 2017) - It has been more than three months since Channin Tankersley has competed.

There was one night of testing during that time, but it ended early. Therefore, Tankersley will be fresh entering the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires this Thursday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. He will pilot a sprint car for Bruce Griffith during the ASCS Mid-South Region tripleheader that runs through Saturday.

"A little break never hurts, but it's been quite a while since we've really raced," Tankersley said. "I think this is the least amount of races we've done in a season up to this point. The biggest thing is we're going to do the practice session on Wednesday. We have a new car and fresh engine. We're pretty much going to get me acclimated and also get a little time on the car."

Tankersley last competed at I-30 Speedway in 2015 during the Short Track Nationals. He advanced from fourth to second place during a preliminary night heat race to put himself in a great points position before a crash in the qualifier ended his chances early.

"That place has been really good to me and it's also been really bad," he said. "We had a really good shot a couple of years ago to make the A Main, but I got caught up in a crash on my preliminary night and it wiped the car out."

The year before he won a preliminary night heat race before a crash in a qualifier closed the weekend early.

"We've also made the A Main a couple of times," he said. "We're going into it with a lot of confidence."

Tankersley qualified for the Saturday finale in 2013 for the first time. He placed 16th in the feature after being caught up in a crash.

"It's very easy to get caught up in something at that track," he said. "It's a small bullring with a lot of drivers who have the same goal. You need to have a little luck on your side to avoid some of the incidents. If you have luck and a good car you have a shot."

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 30 th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

Tankersley has t-shirts ranging from youth medium to 4XL for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Blackfoot Electric

Blackfoot Electric is an electrician business based in Channelview, Texas.

"Charlie, who owns Blackfoot Electric, is like a MacGyver," Tankersley said. "He does just about everything for commercial and residential electrical work."

Tankersley would also like to thank Kyle Turner Motorsports, Challenger Drilling and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Holds High Expectations Entering Short Track Nationals at I-30

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Oct. 10, 2017) - Derek Hagar has won a lot of big races during his career, but there is one marquee event at his home track that has evaded him.

Hagar badly wants to win the Short Track Nationals hosted by I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. The 30th edition of the ASCS Mid-South Region event runs this Thursday through Saturday.

"I'm open minded," he said. "We've had good runs every time we've been there this year. The race track fits our driving style. I'm really excited to see what's going to happen. I feel we have a very good opportunity to pull off the win."

Hagar has one victory, two runner-up results and a fourth-place finish during four winged sprint car starts at the oval this year.

"It's one of those deals it weighs on you," he said. "You're a local and expected to do good. All the anticipation that leads up to Saturday's event, it builds up a lot. Guys are expecting you to do good because it's your home race track and your home crowd. I know we can do it, but we have to have luck on our side. You have to be on top of your game and luck has to be on your side."

Hagar has made the Saturday A Main four times and he posted his career-best result during the event last year when he finished eighth.

Last Saturday's USCS Series event at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., was postponed to Oct. 28 because of weather. It will now mark Hagar's sprint car season finale.

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 8 wins, 26 top fives, 30 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 30 th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - B&D Towing

Since 2002, B&D Towing and Recovery, which is located in Marion, Ark., has been the exclusive source for professional towing, recovery and transport by major Memphis truck dealerships, parcel delivery companies, nationwide trucking firms and more. For more information, visit http://www.BnDTowing.com.

"B&D Towing supports racing," Hagar said. "They can help anyone in the Memphis area. For anyone who needs a hand, B&D is recommended to save the day."

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

 

 

Must See Racing

HOLLY, Mich. — The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro has revealed the majority of its 2018 racing schedule, featuring many of the tour's traditional race dates and a brand-new venue that is joining the series for the first time.

Next year, Must See Racing will kick off its schedule with the seventh-annual Southern Shootout, which returns to Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway and Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway for the third-consecutive season on April 20-21.

The two-day weekend will serve as the season-opener for both the Must See Racing North and South divisions.

The Must See Racing Northern division will then contest its first standalone event at Birch Run Speedway in Birch Run, Mich. on May 11, with the four-tenths-mile oval hosting a points event for the first time after a successful non-points race in 2017.

The Birch Run race will be followed up by a second race at a to-be-announced venue on May 12, making for an early doubleheader weekend for Must See Racing's Midwest-based core race teams.

Then, pavement sprint cars from across the country will convene at the quarter-mile Anderson (Ind.) Speedway during Memorial Week for the MSR-sanctioned, non-points Pay Less Little 500, set for May 26.

A second to-be-announced venue will host the series on June 9, followed by a big-money race at Pennsylvania's Jennerstown Speedway on June 23. Featuring the series for the first time ever, Jennerstown's half-mile will play host to a $4,000-to-win event for Must See Racing, creating a cornerstone stop on the series' mid-summer stretch.

Must See Racing North teams will make their first of two stops at Owosso Speedway in Ovid, Mich. just prior to Independence Day week, with the June 30 show traditionally serving up can't-miss action on the three-eighths-mile, semi-banked oval.

That event will be followed up by the series' second appearance at Midvale Speedway in New Philadelphia, Ohio, with the ‘Thunder in the Valley’ featuring the MSR sprint cars at the three-tenths-mile bullring on July 14.

Another traditional doubleheader weekend will close the summer stretch, with Madison Int’l Speedway returning to the MSR calendar for the third-straight season on July 27 and a stop at Rockford (Ill.) Speedway on July 28 completing the twinbill and helping to reduce travel costs for teams over the two-day haul.

The month of August will see MSR teams return to Owosso on Aug. 4, the first race of three straight weekends of competition, with the series also making a repeat stop in Anderson, Ind., on Aug. 11 before a to-be-announced event closes the stretch of five races in four weeks on Aug. 19.

The MSR Championships will return to historic Hickory Motor Speedway for the second-straight year, closing the series season on Nov. 16-17 and marking a joint, season-ending weekend for both the North and South division teams.

The Hickory event will wrap up the points-paying portion of the year and crown both division champions in an action-packed two-day weekend event.

Additional dates for the Must See Racing South division will be revealed at a later date.

Both the North and South divisions will be again be independent of each other, with both divisions offering separate points funds, multiple contingency awards and cash bonuses for competing drivers.

In addition, Must See Racing will offer heat race payouts to the top three positions in every heat race for the second year in a row, as well as a fast time bonus of $100, awarded to the top qualifier at every event during the season.

“We are very pleased and excited to be able to announce the majority of our 2018 season this early, allowing race teams, drivers and fans maximum opportunity to make travel plans and prepare for what we hope is going to be another great year of racing,” said Must See Racing Founder and President Jim Hanks. “The enthusiasm of our passionate race fans and race teams ahead of the 2018 season has been defined by the addition of yet another new track in Jennerstown Speedway and the entertaining shows our drivers have put on in the past year. All of us at Must See Racing are proud of the schedule we’ve assembled and we’re eagerly anticipating another year of wheel-to-wheel, record-breaking competition.”

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series Schedule

April 20 — Anderson Motor Speedway — Williamston, S.C.

April 21 — Hickory Motor Speedway — Hickory, N.C.

May 11 — Birch Run Speedway — Birch Run, Mich

May 12 — TBA — TBA

May 26 — Anderson Speedway (Pay Less Little 500, non points) — Anderson, Ind.

June 9 — TBA — TBA

June 23 — Jennerstown Speedway — Jennerstown, Pa.

June 30 — Owosso Speedway — Ovid, Mich.

July 14 — Midvale Speedway — New Philadelphia, Ohio

July 27 — Madison Int’l Speedway — Oregon, Wis.

July 28 — Rockford Speedway — Rockford, Ill.

Aug. 4 — Owosso Speedway — Ovid, Mich.

Aug. 11 — Anderson Speedway — Anderson, Ind.

Aug. 18 — TBA — TBA

Nov. 16-17 — Hickory Motor Speedway — Newton, N.C.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Kerry Madsen Showcase Consistency Each Race

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Oct. 10, 2017) - With only a handful of races remaining on the 2017 schedule Big Game Motorsports and Kerry Madsen are preparing to wrap up a highly successful first year together.

The Muddy sponsored team has an astounding seven wins, 30 top fives and 47 top 10s in 55 races, but it's another stat that shows the consistency. Big Game Motorsports has only competed in one B Main this season.

"The consistency is what really impresses me," Madsen said. "That's not easy to do. You can't do stuff like that without great race cars. Guy (Forbrook) has a good program and is meticulous. He builds a great race car. Not only is it fast, it's reliable."

The team has only missed two A Mains through heat races this season. The first - June 10 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, a mechanical problem didn't allow for a qualifying time and the team elected to scratch from the remainder of the night following the heat race.

The lone B Main Madsen has raced in - June 24 at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. - he won before charging from 21st to second place in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series main event to garner the Hard Charger Award.

"We were leading the heat race when the rear axle broke so we had a DNF in the heat," he said. "That put us into the B Main, but we had a great bounce back to cap the night on a strong note."

Madsen attributes that to the team's speed, which has guided them to 20 Quick Time Awards this season. That has helped Madsen advance into the dash during 24 races.

"If you want to have a realistic chance of winning you have to be in the dash," he said. "Regardless of how you do in it, making the dash will line you up within the first four or five rows for the A Main and that usually puts you within striking distance of competing for the win."

Big Game Motorsports will be off this weekend before resuming competition Oct. 20 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and Oct. 21 at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., for the Twister Showdown with the World of Outlaws.

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 7 wins, 30 top fives, 47 top 10s, 50 top 15s, 52 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 20 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and Oct. 21 at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., for the Twister Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman 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.

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Sides Heading to Port Royal, Weedsport and Ransomville This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FULTON, N.Y. (Oct. 10, 2017) - Jason Sides has a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tripleheader in the Northeast on deck this weekend.

Sides will compete on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Nittany Showdown; on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., for the Empire State Challenge; and on Monday at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, N.Y., for The Big "R" Outlaw Shootout.

"Hopefully the weather cooperates and we can come out of this weekend with three strong results," he said. "I'm looking forward to going to Port Royal after all the changes they've made. Weedsport is really nice and they were supposed to make some small changes to Ransomville so it should be a fun weekend."

Sides has posted a top-10 finish at Port Royal Speedway and at Weedsport with the World of Outlaws, which is making its first official trip to Ransomville Speedway since 1997. The originally scheduled date this summer was rained out.

Sides competed last Saturday at Fulton Speedway, where he qualified seventh quickest to open the night. A fourth-place result in a heat race lined him up 10th for the A Main.

"We went forward and back, forward and back," he said. "We got to eighth at one point. I went to the outside on a restart and lost a few spots. The furthest up we got was seventh. The last restart I was on the outside and got hung up out there. It was really slick on the restarts on the outside of turn four so the bottom took off a lot better."

Sides finished 12th and he remains 10th in the championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 7 - Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 12 (10).

SEASON STATS -

79 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 24 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 64 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Nittany Showdown; Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., for the Empire State Challenge; and Monday at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, N.Y., for The Big "R" Outlaw Shootout with the World of Outlaws Craftsman 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 - Dancer Logistics, Inc.

Dancer Logistics, Inc., is a full-service transportation logistics provider specializing in dedicated fleet, brokerage and warehousing. For more information, visit http://www.DancerLogistics.com .

"Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he's helped us a ton," Sides said. "It's grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, Clean Seal, Inc., VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Herrera Posts Top-10 Finish During Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - CALHAN, Colo. (Oct. 10, 2017) - Johnny Herrera produced his series-leading 29th top-10 finish of the season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last Saturday at El Paso County Raceway during the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals.

However, the result wasn't what Herrera expected during his debut at the unique oval, which was delayed one day after Friday's opening round of the doubleheader rained out.

"I'd never been to that track and it was a unique shape," he said. "It didn't turn out as good as we wanted. We started out ok and we made the redraw, but I didn't keep up with the car very good."

Herrera placed second in a heat race to earn enough points to advance into the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 3 during the random redraw to start the A Main on the inside of the second row.

"In turns one and two I was fine, but I lost so much in turns three and four," he said. "I was terrible off turn four. They'd get me there or have a better entry into turn one because of the run they'd get. I was way loose and couldn't get off the corner. Once I started getting passed I overdrove it. The longer we ran the worst we got."

Herrera slowly faded to a seventh-place finish. He is tied for the most top 10s in ASCS National Tour competition this season.

"I'm missing something and I haven't pinpointed what it is," he said. "I just haven't been as good this year. I think there's a couple of things I've done wrong. You keep looking at notes and you realize a pattern. Hopefully when we get to Devil's Bowl we'll see if we can get back to something better than we've been."

Herrera will take this weekend off before returning to action Oct. 20-21 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44th annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

He ranks sixth in the championship standings - only 30 points out of fifth place - with seven races remaining.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 7 - El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 7 (3).

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 3 wins, 18 top fives, 38 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 20-21 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44 th annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

Herrera has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transportation is one of the largest transportation providers in Western Texas and New Mexico. The company specializes in time-sensitive service between major manufacturing areas in the United States and Canada and the borders of Mexico. For more information, visit http://www.M-V-T.com.

"Johnny Herrera Racing would be nowhere near the team it's been for the last five or six years without the help of Mesilla Valley Transportation," Herrera said. "They've been one of our major contributors and a big reason for our success."

Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Champion Brands, Competition Suspension Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products, CSR Garage and Heidbreder Foundation Services for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Venturing to Ohio for All Star Doubleheader at Mansfield and Eldora

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (Oct. 10, 2017) - Trey Starks will tackle the final two Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions shows of the season this weekend in Ohio.

Starks and the Gobrecht Motorsports team are slated to compete on Friday at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield and on Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg.

"I'm excited for both tracks this weekend," he said. "I've never raced at Mansfield so it's always fun to see a new track. And it's always important to get as many laps as possible in at Eldora."

While Friday will mark Starks' debut at Mansfield Motor Speedway, he has a certain comfort level at Eldora Speedway. Saturday will be his sixth race this season at the oval with a best result of 13th.

"Eldora is a tricky track, especially when the best line is up around the fence," he said. "I think every lap we can run there will help us down the road."

Starks scored his first career All Star win earlier this season. He has two top fives and four top 10s in limited action with the series.

"Getting our first All Star victory (at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa.) in the spring was huge for our team," he said. "I think it propelled us. Racing is about momentum and confidence so whenever you can run well with a series like the All Stars it's a big boost."

SEASON STATS -

61 races, 2 wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 48 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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 - Moose Blocks

Steven "Moose" Brokenshire founded Moose Blocks, Inc., in 2002, in York, Pa. Moose Blocks has developed into is a stable, profitable business offering precision machining and excellent customer service. The company has evolved into a full-service custom machine shop that supplies sprint car parts to dealers all across the United States, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit http://www.MooseBlocks.com.

"Moose Blocks is the leading manufacturer of sprint car components and has been helping the Gobrecht team out for years," Starks said. "We're very appreciative of their support and look forward to representing them in Victory Lane many times."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Champion Brands, Starks Timber Processing, Golf Cart Services, ServiceMaster Clean, J&J Auto Racing, Textron Off Road, Fibreworks Composites, FK Rod Ends, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Kleffel's, Moose Blocks, Beer Hill Gang, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pancho's Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components and Security Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Enters Short Track Nationals With Momentum and Confidence

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Oct. 10, 2017) - Momentum is clearly on the side of Tony Bruce Jr. as he enters one of the biggest events in sprint car racing this weekend.

Bruce Jr. and the Smith Family No. 86 team will compete with the ASCS Mid-South Region this Thursday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

"Short Track Nationals is a tough event," he said. "Every time you touch the race track you have to accumulate positive points. If you have a bad draw you have to go forward and if you have a good draw you have to maintain."

Bruce Jr. is one of only three drivers to score back-to-back Short Track Nationals titles as he accomplished that feat in 2008 and 2009, joining Steve Kinser and Gary Wright.

"It's special because nobody will be able to take it away," he said. "When you look in the record book you'll see my name next to some of the greatest people in sprint car racing. It's an honor. I'd like to win another one and get my name in the history book again as one of only four drivers to win three times."

Bruce Jr. enters this weekend on the heels of his first victory of the season, which came at I-30 Speedway on Sept. 30.

"It reassures whether or not you can still do it," he said. "It's good to know our car is fast and we're capable of winning. We didn't do anything out of the ordinary and passed some really good cars to pick up a win so that is huge for our confidence moving forward."

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 15 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hinchman Racewear

With more than 80 years in the industry, Hinchman Racewear prides itself on safety, experience, innovation, quality and customer service. For more information on how Hinchman Racewear can protect you, visit http://www.HinchmanRacewear.com .

"When looking for safety and innovation, look no further than Hinchman Racewear," Bruce Jr. said. "With great customer service and a passion for keeping drivers protected, it's no wonder why they are the leaders in the custom suit industry. I choose Hinchman to keep me safe and I encourage all drivers to do the same."

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

 

 

Scelzi Produces Runner-Up Result at Ocean Speedway With KWS-NARC Series

Inside Line Promotions - WATSONVILLE, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi earned his seventh podium of the season and his fourth top-five result in the last five races on Friday at Ocean Speedway.

Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported team kicked off the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series event by qualifying ninth quickest around the bullring.

"We went out early and the track was so wet," he said. "It wasn't greasy, but it was the most hooked up you could get a race track. It was so locked down I couldn't keep the front tires on the ground."

Scelzi finished where he started in both a heat race - second - and the dash - fifth - to put himself in striking position for the main event, which he started on the inside of the third row.

"It was so hard to pass in the heats and dash," he said. "About five to six laps into the main event it started widening out. I was running the bottom on both ends. I was able to get to third. Then the track started getting slick in turns one and two and in turns three and four it developed a hole. A lot of guys were running below it and I made up a lot of time running above it."

Scelzi advanced into second place with approximately 10 laps to go.

"I had an awesome battle with another driver for second for two or three laps," he said. "It was really good racing. Then I got used up. Luckily it wasn't worse and we only fell to third. When he caught the leader I was on both their bumpers going into turn one with two laps to go. They made contact and the leader flipped. While I gained a position, the red hurt me. I felt like I had a good shot at getting them both and stealing a win."

Scelzi lined up second for the green-white-checkered restart, but the leader was able to take advantage of the clean air. Scelzi's runner-up result gives him a podium at six different tracks this season. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/C0b0p6PQmbs.

He is slated to compete this Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 6 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 2 (5).

SEASON STATS -

62 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 46 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Panella Trucking

Panella Trucking, which started in 1934 as Ralph Panella Trucking, has grown to become one of the largest specialized agricultural trucking firms in the country and employs several hundred people during its busiest seasons hauling a variety of agricultural products. While the majority of its business is confined to California and Nevada, Panella Trucking also operates in Oregon, Washington and Arizona hauling for such Fortune 500 companies as Unilever (Ragu), Diamond Foods and Gilroy Foods (a division of Con Agra). For more information, visit http://www.PanellaTrucking.com .

"I want to thank everyone at Panella Trucking for all of their support for the race team as well as their great service for all of the tomato farmers," Scelzi said.

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


 

Price-Miller 14th in New York

PETERSEN MEDIA: Parker Price-Miller felt like he had a target on the Destiny Motorsports No. 4 machine Saturday night in Fulton, NY. Despite being involved in a heat race and feature event incident, the youngster would rebound and charge his way forward to a 14th place finish.

“I got our night started off on a bad note and messed up in time trials,” Price-Miller said. “Noisey, Tyler, and Jr did a great job of giving me a good car the rest of the night, but unfortunately we got caught up in a couple of incidents.”

Timing the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Townline Variety backed No. 4 in 14th quickest in qualifying time trials, Price-Miller would race his way into third during his heat race. Contact from behind would see the Destiny Motorsports machine spin out, and the Kokomo, IN driver would head to the B Main.

Picking up a second place finish in the semi, Price-Miller would move into the feature event where he would take the green flag from the 20th starting position. Falling back to 21st when the green flag was displayed to the field, Price-Miller would slip back to 22nd before he started to gain positions.

Working into 19th on the ninth lap, the youngster would find himself collected in a wreck on the 10th lap and would opt to make a trip to the work area to make some adjustments to the Agee Farms/Champion Brand Lubricants/Triple X.

Restarting in the 22nd position, PPM would start to work his way forward on the Fulton Speedway. Jumping into the 17th spot by the 15th lap, Price-Miller would continue to get stronger on the slick surface as the laps wore on. Continuing to move forward, Price-Miller would get as high as the 13th position before taking the checkered flag in 14th.

“It wasn’t the result that we had hoped for, but it was a good learning night for me and this crew,” Price-Miller added. “I think we learned some things that I like on the slick surface, and that will be good moving forward. Again, this is a great opportunity I have and I am very thankful to Rick and Barb Rogers, and everyone that has made this all possible.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Townline Variety, Agee Farms, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, CSI Race Shocks, HRP, Triple X, PPM Titanium, Chalk Stix, Wilwood, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-87, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-23.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports and PPM will be at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday Weedsport Speedway on Sunday, and Ransomville Speedway on Monday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Parker, you can follow him on Twitter @Parker_PM9

 

 

Ian Madsen Second With the All Stars

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH, Ian Madsen would battle with NASCAR Truck standout, Christopher Bell for the race win before ultimately coming away with a second place finish.

“It’s always rough to come home second, but overall it was another great showing for the entire KCP Racing team,” Ian Madsen said. “We battled up front all night and we just came up a little short on picking up the win.”

Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway, Madsen kicked the night off by timing the Logan Contractors Supply/Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 entry in third quickest in his time trial group, which would place him on the front row of his heat race.

From his outside front row starting position, the St. Marys, NSW pilot would get the jump over Caleb Helms as he raced his way to the win and earned a spot in the one of the nightly Dash’s where a win placed him on the front row of the feature event.

Starting on the front row of the feature event, the scene would look just like the heat race as Madsen was able to power to the early lead again over Caleb Helms as he was out front and leading laps early in the ‘A’.

Following a red on the second lap, Madsen would continue to lead the way as Spencer Bayston and Broc Martin followed suit until the caution flag again slowed the action down on the 9th circuit.

Back underway, Madsen continued to lead the way as he began to approach lapped traffic at the race’s halfway point. Now with Christopher Bell and Spencer Bayston chasing after him, action would pick up in thick traffic.

On lap 17 and 18, Madsen would see his two challengers take advantage of him in traffic, as he would fall back to the third spot. With the two leaders getting into each other in front of Madsen, the red flag would fly and Madsen would line up on Bell’s rear bumper for a late race shootout.

Unable to get back around Bell for the win, Madsen would end his night with a hard fought second place finish.

“It was a really good race, but unfortunately Bell was better than we were in traffic tonight and was able to get around us,” Madsen added. “Thanks to this KCP Racing team for all of their hard work, we are looking forward to battling the Outlaws this weekend.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Team Kline Electric, Greenland Homes, Team Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Des Moines Area Roofing, Quality Traffic Control, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Monarch’s, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-84, Wins-11, Top-5’s- 35, Top 10’s-56

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing will head East this weekend to battle the World of Outlaws. Saturday night the team will be at Port Royal Speedway, Sunday at Weedsport Speedway, and Monday they will be at Ransomville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

FVP Platinum Battery Shootout for World of Outlaws hits the track at Lakeside Speedway on October 20

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — October 10, 2017 — The FVP Platinum Battery Shootout for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas is quickly approaching on Friday, October 20. The date coincides with the NASCAR weekend at Kansas Speedway, which is less than 10 miles from Lakeside Speedway.

The FVP Platinum Battery Shootout will mark the eighth consecutive season that the series has competed at Lakeside Speedway and the 18th time overall, dating back to 1980. Each of the last six races for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside have seen a different driver visit victory lane.

Brad Sweet was victorious last year at Lakeside, picking up his first win at the venue. Sweet took the lead near the halfway point of the race from Joey Saldana, and then held off his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Daryn Pittman in the late going. For Sweet, the win ended a 30-plus race winless drought that had dated back over three months. The Californian has been consistent at Lakeside, recording four top-10 finishes in the same number of starts. Sweet is second in points this season on the strength of five wins to go along with 67 top-10 finishes.

Donny Schatz, the eight-time and defending series champion was victorious at Lakeside Speedway in 2015. That win marked the first for Schatz at the historic venue. Kerry Madsen won at Lakeside Speedway in 2014. Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, won at Lakeside back in 2003. In six starts at Lakeside, Pittman has six top-10 finishes.

Shane Stewart has only made three starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway, but has finished in the top-10 in each of those races, including a fifth-place effort last year. The veteran driver is fourth in points this year and has eight wins, which is third-most of any driver following the series full-time.

Logan Schuchart, who is ninth in points this season and has four wins, finished a career-best third at Lakeside Speedway in 2016. The Pennsylvania native has made three visits to the historic venue in his young career, as has his Shark Racing teammate Jacob Allen.

Also in action at Lakeside Speedway in the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout will be David Gravel, who is having a career-high. The 25-year-old has 17 A-feature wins and 19 overall victories this season. Gravel, who is third in points, was quickest in time trials last year at Lakeside.

Veteran drivers Jason Johnson, Jason Sides and Kraig Kinser will also be on hand. Johnson has four wins thus far in 2017, while Kinser has one victory this year. Jac Haudenschild will be making his first start at Lakeside since a runner-up finish in 2010. The Hall of Famer has four top-10 finishes in five career starts at the track.

Greg Wilson, who finished ninth and Clyde Knipp, who hails from nearby California, Missouri, each made their first appearance at Lakeside with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2016. Knipp had previously raced at the oval in non-wing sprint car competition.

Sheldon Haudenschild and Brent Marks, who are contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season, will each be making their first visit to Lakeside Speedway. Parker Price-Miller, who took over the seat of the Destiny Motorsports No. 4 last month, will also be making his first trip to Lakeside. Price-Miller, who won his first-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race earlier this season at Tri-State Speedway in his home state of Indiana, will be seeing Lakeside Speedway for the first time.

Tickets for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on Friday, October 20 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day. Reserved tickets for Sections B and D, can be purchased by calling the track office at (913)-299-9206.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

17 in 17: Gravel Wheels the CJB Machine to Another Win in New York
Trio of races on tap as the team chases their 20th victory of the season

CARLISLE, PA. - October 10, 2017 - One of CJB Motorsports stated goals was to achieve double digit wins in a season. By taking the checkered flag at Fulton (N.Y) Speedway, David Gravel and the CJB team have registered the 17th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series of the season, and their 19th of 2017 overall.

The lone race of the weekend for the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' was held on Saturday, October 7th and was a part of the annual NAPA SuperDIRT week. The #5 team timed in 5th, won their heat race and finished the Craftsman Club dash in the 4th position.

"We timed in where we needed to be and that got our night off to a great start," Gravel said. "We ran well enough a good spot in the feature. The track changed quite a bit so I was moving my line around a bit. We just didn't quit and had to endure some restarts but we made it through. I'm really proud of this team. Another win is awesome!"


The team has now won four of their last six events and will look to add to that total as they chase win #20 during a three-race swing in Pennsylvania and New York. On Saturday, Oct. 14th, the tour visits Port Royal (P.A.) Speedway before heading to Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway and Ransomville (N.Y.) Speedway on the following two evenings.

"Port Royal is a track where I feel like we run well," Gravel said. "We won an event there last year. They've poured a lot of money into that place and it's a really nice place. Same thing for Weedsport (Speedway.) Looking forward to that as well. Ransomville (Speedway) will be new for all of us. We, as a team, just really want to add more wins and cap off the year. We feel as though we should have great speed at the tracks that are coming up so hopefully we'll get a win or two."

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BOX SCORE:

Date Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led
10/7/2017 Fulton 5 2 1 3 4 4 1 17

2017 STATS:

Events: 80

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 19

Top-5's: 45

Top-10's: 68

Heat Race Wins: 20

Dash Wins: 9

Average Time Trial: 6.8

Average A-main finish: 6.1

Total Laps Led: 420

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Ryan Smith finishes ninth in Orrville; All Star season will end at Mansfield and Eldora

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KUNKLETOWN, PA (October 9, 2017) - Earning his 25th, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions top-ten finish of the 2017 season, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith charged from the outside of row seven to finish ninth at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on Saturday, October 7. Smith, who is second in the Arctic Cat All Star driver championship standings, earned a starting spot in Saturday night’s A-main by clocking the fastest time of the night during his respective group of qualifiers, ultimately finishing fourth during heat three of four.

“It was a solid night for the team. Top-ten finishes are important, so we’ll never complain,” Ryan Smith said, pilot of the Tom and Sherry Leidig/Warko Group/Specialty Rigging/Rick’s Auto Body/No. 59. “We have one weekend left on our All Star schedule. I think our best bet is to continue what we’ve been doing and end the year on a few solid notes. I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish this season. It has been a blast.”

Ryan Smith will end his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign with a pair of programs in the Buckeye State, this time visiting Mansfield Motor Speedway and Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday, October 13-14. The weekend will ignite officially on Friday, October 13, with a double feature program at the Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. A full, Arctic Cat All Star program will be conducted at the state-of-the-art facility, as well as a second $5,000-to-win, 30-lap main event that was originally scheduled for late May. Smith will start third during the make-up feature.

The 2017 Arctic Cat All Star season will conclude with a visit to the World’s Greatest Dirt Track - the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Saturday, October 14. Ryan Smith finished inside the top-ten during his most recent visit to The Big E with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, charging to seventh after starting 11th during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket.

Fans are encouraged to stay up to date with everything Ryan Smith at his official online home: www.ryansmithracing.com. Be sure to also follow Ryan Smith on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @RyanSmithRacing and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid/?ref=br_rs

2017 Highlights: Finished fourth during All Star competition at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on July 1. During Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, Ryan Smith finished fourth at Hagerstown (MD) Speedway, sixth at Williams Grove Speedway and tenth at Selinsgrove Speedway, each for Coldren Motorsports. Charged from 24th to fifth during Kings Royal main event on July 15. Earned a trio of top-ten finishes during 2017 I-79 Summer Shootout; fifth at Eriez (PA) Speedway, ninth at Tri-City Raceway Park (Hard Charger), and fifth at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Earned pair of All Star top five finishes at Outlaw Speedway (first) and Orange County Fair Speedway (ninth) on July 28-29. Finished 11th during inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway. Finished second during All Star action at Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 17. Earned a pair of top-ten finishes in Ohio on September 2-3; eighth during Ohio Sprint Speedweek make-up event at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a seventh place finish during Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway. Earned two top-ten finishes during Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal (PA) Speedway; 10th on Friday and second during 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 finale. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes on September 16-17 including an eighth place finish during the Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove Speedway/ninth place finish at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway. Finished ninth at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on Saturday, October 7.

2017 All Star Wins: 1 (Outlaw [NY] Speedway)

Ryan Smith Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: The Warko Group/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Rick’s Auto Body/Trent Gower Photography/Specialty Rigging/HP Engines/X-1 Race Cars/S&S Speedways/Quality Roofing Supply Company, Inc./C&B Chubby/Vahlco Wheels/GLT Electrical/Thunder on the Hill Racing Series/Armbruster Racing Photos

 

 

Michael to conclude All Star season with visits to Mansfield and Eldora

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, OH (October 9, 2017) - The “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael will conclude his sophomore season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions with a pair of stops in the Buckeye State, this time visiting Mansfield Motor Speedway and Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday, October 13-14.

Michael, pilot of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Cast Stone/Fremont Fence Company/Kear’s Speed Shop/Hinchman Suits/Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde/Crown Battery/Kistler Racing Engines/No. 8M, will kick off his final weekend of Arctic Cat All Star competition with a double feature program at Mansfield Motor Speedway on Friday, October 13. The Arctic Cat All Stars will conduct a full program, as well as a make-up feature that was originally scheduled for late May. The “Texas Traveler” is scheduled to start 19th.

Michael’s sophomore season will officially conclude on Saturday, October 14, at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The World’s Greatest Dirt Track will host the annual “Last Call For Methanol” during the upcoming weekend featuring non-wing sprint cars, the NRA Sprint Invaders and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Michael will enter the weekend seventh in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions standings, earning a pair of top-ten finishes on the season, as well as 27 feature starts during Series competition.

“This is our last weekend of action with the All Stars, but we still have a lot of work to do,” Michael explained, the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year runner-up. “Things have been up and down this year, for sure, but we are still looking for ways to get that first All Star win. We’ll have three attempts to get it done this weekend. To end the season on a few high notes would be the ultimate momentum boost heading into the off season.”

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8.

2016 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes on June 10/11 with FAST Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael finished fifth with FAST on Friday, June 10, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a sixth place finish at Butler Speedway in Butler, Michigan, with Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, June 11.

2017 Highlights: Finished ninth during Attica Raceway Park season opener on Friday, March 24. Earned B-main victory on Saturday, June 3, at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Charged from 26th to finish 12th at Wayne County Speedway on Monday, June 19, during Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Orange County (NY) Fair Speedway on Saturday, July 29.

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex, Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway, Ohio) 2016 Stats: Seven top-ten finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition 2017 Wins: N/A

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Hinchman Suits, Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde, Crown Battery, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Chassis, MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Heating & Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company, HRP, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Brock Zearfoss aims to continue Port Royal success during World of Outlaws invasion

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (October 9, 2017) - Working to earn his fifth Port Royal Speedway victory of the 2017 season, as well as his seventh in Central Pennsylvania overall, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the Port Royal (PA) Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday, October 14.

Zearfoss is certainly no stranger to competition against the Greatest Show On Dirt. The Jonestown native not only beat the Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway in July, but he also mounted an impressive charge from 16th to finish ninth during the $50,000-to-win, National Open finale on Saturday, September 30.

“Our plan is to beat the Outlaws again,” Brock Zearfoss said, full-time pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose's LZ Bar & Grill/Meckley’s Limestone/Central Builders Supply Co./Berkebile Oil Company/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/No. 3Z. “Our confidence has been through the roof since Aaron Long and I beat the Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway in July. I think we have what it takes to be competitive any time we hit the track, even against the World of Outlaws. I’m excited to get back to Port Royal Speedway and give our fans something to be proud of.”

The recently crowned Port Royal Speedway track champion will enter the weekend with a recent podium performance to his credit, this time finishing second during the “Run What You Brung” program at the famed Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, October 7. The runner-up finish was Zearfoss’ sixth podium performance of the 2017 season at The Grove, earning a total of nine top-ten finishes since his first visit of the year on March 24.

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

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2016 Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished second in final Port Royal Speedway 410 sprint car track championship.

2017 Highlights: Started year with back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on March 24-25. Finished fourth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, April 9. Earned first victory of 2017 at Port Royal on April 15. Charged from 13th to finish fifth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, May 7. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 13. Seventh during Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 27. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 3. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Earned pair of top-ten finishes on June 16-17 at Selinsgrove Speedway (second) and Port Royal Speedway (eighth). Finished fifth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 24. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway Park and Williams Grove Speedway during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek. Finished eighth during weekly action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 15. Finished third at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, July 16, during BAPS Paint Night. Earned first ever World of Outlaws victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 21. Hard charged from 21st to 10th during Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedway on July 29. Earned third victory of the season, second at Port Royal, at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 5. Finished fifth at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals. Earned third Port Royal Speedway victory of season on Saturday, August 19. Finished fifth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, August 20. Earned a third place finish at Williams Grove Speedway on August 25, followed by a victory at Port Royal Speedway on August 26; fifth victory of the season/fourth at Port Royal. Earned victory during the Williams Grove Speedway Billy Kimmel Memorial. Finished second during Labor Day Classic at Port Royal Speedway. Finished third during 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. Finished second against the Arctic Cat All Stars at Selinsgrove Speedway on September 16. Finished fourth during Thursday Night Thunder at Susquehanna Speedway on September 21. Finished ninth during Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, September 30. Finished second during the “Run What You Brung” program at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, October 6.

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 6 (Port Royal Speedway x4)(Williams Grove Speedway - World of Outlaws; Billy Kimmel Memorial)

2017 Port Royal Speedway Track Champion

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline, Stouffer Equipment Company, H&N Landscaping, RV 4 Wheel Drive, Leahys Auto Body/Towing.

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Danny Dietrich back in Williams Grove Speedway victory lane; World of Outlaws triple on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA (October 9, 2017) - Earning victory lucky number 13 during his recent weekend of competition, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich claimed the “Run What You Brung” program at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, October 6. Although Dietrich has been a frequent visitor to victory lane in Central Pennsylvania, Friday’s prize was not achieved easily. The Gettysburg native chased Fawn Grove youngster, Matt Campbell, for much of the 25-lap program, finally driving by the familiar No. 16 with less than a handful of circuits remaining. Dietrich and Campbell exchanged the lead nearly ten times during the course of the final three laps.

In addition, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich finished second at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, October 7. The finale in the Pigeon Hills allowed Dietrich to earn his 12th top-five finish of the season at Lincoln Speedway, seven of which resulting in trips to victory lane.

“That was a solid weekend. We needed that one,” Dietrich said, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Gsell’s Whitetails/Hickory Run Orchards/Carlisle Auto Salvage/CATS Used Truck Parts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Bowman Block & Head Repair/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48. “We have a busy weekend coming up; three big paydays with the World of Outlaws. We’ll do what we can to represent our Central Pennsylvania fan base well while we are out on the road.”

Danny Dietrich will continue his 2017 campaign with three consecutive starts against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Beginning on Saturday, October 14, Dietrich will launch his three-day sweep with the World of Outlaws with a visit to the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. “Double-D” is certainly no stranger to competition at the Port Royal “Speed Palace,” claiming the 2017 Labor Day Classic victory on September 4 worth $4,000.

Hopping in the familiar Tom Buch-owned No. 13 for the remaining events on the weekend schedule, Danny Dietrich will venture north for a two-day swing through the Empire State, joining the Greatest Show On Dirt at Weedsport (NY) Speedway and Ransomville (NY) Speedway on Sunday and Monday, October 15-16, respectively.

Thus far in 2017, Dietrich has accumulated one top-five finish and three top-ten finishes during World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition.

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

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

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

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

 

 

Stambaugh will conclude All Star rookie campaign with back-to-back events in the Buckeye State

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ELIDA, OH (October 9, 2017) - Wrapping up a career year for the Elida, Ohio, youngster, “Mad Max” Stambaugh will conclude his rookie season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions with a two-race weekend in the Buckeye State, this time returning to familiar territory at Mansfield Motor Speedway and Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday, October 13-14.

Three main events will be conducted during his two day trip with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions; two at Mansfield Motor Speedway and one at Eldora Speedway. In addition to a full program at each stop, Mansfield Motor Speedway will also host a make-up feature that was originally scheduled for late May; “Mad Max” will start tenth.

Stambaugh will enter his final weekend of competition with “America’s Series” as the leading Rookie of the Year contender; currently fourth in the Arctic Cat All Star driver championship by accumulating 11 top-ten finishes in 37 feature starts.

“What a year. I can’t believe it is almost over,” Stambaugh said, pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators/Fastenal of Kenton/No. 33M. “I can’t thank Ray Marshall enough for giving me this opportunity. We had our ups and downs, but as a rookie we expected that to happen. To enter the last weekend of action as the leading rookie is pretty special. I think we are on pace to clinch that award. I’m excited to get the weekend going.”

During recent Arctic Cat All Star competition, Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports finished sixth at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, October 7. Stambaugh advanced one position during the 30-lap program, earning a spot in the $5,000-to-win dance by winning his respective heat race.

Fans can keep up with Max Stambaugh during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at www..maxstambaugh.com. Follow “Mad Max” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @MaxStambaugh5 and Facebook. Those seeking additional information regarding Ray Marshall Motorsports should visit the team live on the Web at www.raymarshallmotorsports.com.

2015 Wins: 5 (2 - Limaland Motorsports Park (OH) - NRA 360s; 1 - Butler Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - I-96 Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - Ohsweken Speedway (Canada) - 360ci)

2016 Wins: 2 (Waynesfield Raceway Park, I-96 Speedway)

2017 Highlights: Qualified for all three main events at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL.) with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Opened year with Ray Marshall Motorsports with top-five at Attica Raceway Park on March 24. Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9. Finished sixth against NRA Sprint Invaders at Limaland on April 21. Earned two consecutive top-five finishes in Michigan on May 5-6; third against GLSS Sprints at I-96 Speedway and fourth against SOD Sprints at Crystal Motor Speedway. Third against NRA Sprint Invaders at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, May 27. Earned 12th place finish against Arctic Cat All Stars at Mercer Raceway Park on June 3. Finished ninth at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10; won respective race heat race. Finished ninth at Muskingum County Speedway during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Finished ninth at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, July 1. Charged from 17th to seventh at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Monday, July 24. Finished ninth at Lebanon Valley (NY) Speedway on Sunday, July 30. Climbed from 11th to finish sixth during Open Wheel Championships preliminary at Atomic Speedway on August 25. Earned top-ten finish (ninth) during Attica Raceway Park’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek make-up feature on Saturday, September 2. Finished third during 4-Crown Nationals main event at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, September 23. Finished sixth during action at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, October 7.

2017 Wins: N/A

Max Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc., Fastenal of Kenton, DPI Ink Graphics, Hempy Water, Lima Powder Coating, Blue Room, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Dale’s Concrete, Fully Injected Motorsports, and Specialized Therapy

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.

 

 

Armstrong looks forward to his return to Mansfield Motor Speedway; Eldora visit to end All Star season

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NEW CASTLE, IN (October 9, 2017) - New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong will conclude his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign this Friday and Saturday, October 13-14, with visits to Mansfield Motor Speedway and Eldora Speedway. A total of three main events will be contested between the two facilities including a doubleheader at Mansfield on October 13. A full program will be conducted, as well as a make-up feature that was originally scheduled for late May. Armstrong qualified for the make-up feature and will start 22nd.

The World’s Greatest Dirt Track - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will host the final Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program of the 2017 season. Headlining the big half-mile on Saturday, the Arctic Cat All Stars will be joined by non-wing sprint cars and the NRA Sprint Invaders; the “Last Call For Methanol.”

Armstrong has displayed success at each of his upcoming destinations. Most recently, the pilot of the Baker Crop Insurance/Armstrong Farms/No. 7C charged from 22nd to finish ninth at Eldora Speedway during Four Crown Nationals weekend in late September. In even more impressive fashion, Armstrong earned $15,000 during his most recent Mansfield Motor Speedway appearance by claiming the inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals in early August.

“It kinda sucks this is our last All Star weekend, but at the same time, I think we are all ready for a break,” Armstrong stated. “We’ve been having a great season and I’m proud of my entire team. I think we are all a little extra confident heading into the weekend because we’ve been fast at both of these tracks.”

Armstrong will enter the weekend third in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions driver standings, earning 18 top-ten finishes in 43 main event starts. Unfortunately, Armstrong’s most recent start with “America’s Series” ended on the hook.

Fans are invited to keep up with Caleb Armstrong online at www.calebarmstrong.com, as well as on all of his available social media networks including Twitter: @Armstrong7C

Recent Highlights: Finished seventh during Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon (OH) Speedway on July 8. Finished 10th during Arctic Cat All Star main event at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Monday, July 24. Charged from 25th to 15th at Eriez Speedway during I-79 Summer Shootout action. Finished second during Arctic Cat All Star main event at Lebanon Valley (NY) Speedway, as well as seventh during Arctic Cat All Star main event action at Outlaw (NY) Speedway. Finished fourth during Freedom 40 at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, August 5. Scored $15,000 FAST/OSCS victory during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield Motor Speedway. Charged from 12th to sixth during Wayne County Speedway’s Pete Jacobs Memorial on Sunday, September 3. Qualified for Tuscarora 50 main event at Port Royal (PA) Speedway. Finished eighth during Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway visit on Sunday, September 17. Charged from 22nd to ninth during Four Crown Nationals main event at Eldora Speedway on September 23.

2017 Wins: 1 (Mansfield Motor Speedway - Great Lakes Dirt Nationals)

Armstrong is quick to thank his current partners: Baker Crop Insurance, Neal Metal Recycling, All-Star Performance, Armstrong Farms, Specialty Fuels & Logistics, Beast Enterprise, Simpson Racing Products, Wilwood Brakes, Wings Unlimited, PAC Racing Springs, Penske Shocks, and Schoenfeld Headers.

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.

 

 

Bobby Hackel Invades and Conquers Afton with CRSA Sprint Tour Victory

The Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Tour were an entertaining part of Brett Deyo’s Short Track Supernationals weekend at Afton Motorsports Park on Friday evening. The theme of intense competition and passing opportunities were no different with the 305 Racesaver portion of the big racing event at the Afton Fairgrounds facility. It was East Greenbush New York’s Bobby Hackel who would once again prove that he can come out of the box in a sprint car on rare occasions and win races.

Twenty-two CRSA Sprint Tour competitors would roll by the main grandstand at Afton Motorsports Park in a traditional four-wide formation as a salute to the fans. Altamont New York’s Jeff Trombley, in the Warren’s Auto Body 3A, and Bobby Hackel would pace the field to the green flag for the thirty lap main event. Hackel would assume the lead early in his Full Throttle RC Raceway 24 car.

The field was slowed on a few different occasions. One was for the 56 Pro Fab Enterprises car of Port Jervis’s Billy VanInwegen. His Mike Vandusen-owned ride would suffer from a stuck-throttle. He would have to take evasive measures with his car and lock it down to a stop to prevent further serious issues. Another yellow would be brought out by Billy’s sister, Emily VanInwegen. Her 19EM Johnson and Conroy Insurance, Escape RV car would be involved in a tangle on the front straightaway. All other cars near her during the incident were able to get away with some incredible heads-up driving.

The various cautions would bring restart tests for Bobby Hackel. His biggest challenger would be Schenectedy’s Josh Pieniazek in the JGS Hauling and Recycling number 9. Josh would make some valiant runs down the back straightaway on the restarts. But it was not enough to overtake the 24 car of Bobby Hackel as he would go on to win his first CRSA feature of 2017.

“The race was awesome. We had a great car under us ever since we ran it on Tuesday at Utica Rome. Just out of the box we learned a lot of things this offseason. It took us a little longer to get out than we wanted to. But it was worth the wait. We learned a lot. And it showed. The race was great. The car was kind of under me the whole time. The yellows worked out really good for me. We started to lose some air on the wing in lapped traffic during longer runs. We didn’t quite have the forward drive that we needed. But we were figuring it out.”

Josh Pieniazek would be crowned the Champion of the Algonkin Motel Challenge Series for Afton Motorsports Park in 2017. He locked up the title with the help of a second-place finish in the A-Main event. The CRSA Tour would like to send special thanks to Jamie and Denise Page for supporting the 2017 CRSA Sprint Tour with this Challenge Series.

There was plenty of passing opportunities at Afton Motorsports part during the evening. Ronnie Ford, Leon Andrus and the track staff at Afton did a phenomenal job at making it a very race-worthy surface on their busy evening of competition.

Other notable drivers that would make their way forward in the field were Dalton Herrick, Jerry Sehn and Dustin Purdy. Herrick, from McDonough New York in the Kiser Sand and Gravel 29, would collect the Powdertech Coatings Hard Charger Award. He started from sixteenth position and would finish in the eighth spot. Jerry Sehn, an open wheeled veteran from Deansborough New York in the Walts Body Shop 410, fought his way to a tenth finishing position from an eighteenth starting spot. Dustin Purdy, from Walton New York in the Purdy’s Collision 83 car, would climb from ninth starting spot with a late charge to grab a third place podium finish. This was his best finish of the season.

The Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Tour wraps up their season on October 21st as part of Eastern States Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway. This will be another event that will pay one thousand dollars to the winner. Fans and teams can go to crsasprints.com to find out more about the final event of the 2017 CRSA Sprint Tour season.

Afton Motorsports Park Official Results – Algonkin Motel Challenge Final Event – 10/6/17

HEAT 1: Emily VanInwegen, Christian Rumsey, Sydney Price, Tyler Boniface, Rick Stone, Jerry Sehn, Leo Yeager, Link Pettit

HEAT 2: Billy VanInwegen, Kyle Smith, Brian Krummel, Josh Pieniazek, Dalton Herrick, Chuck Alessi, Johnny Scarborough

HEAT 3: Bobby Hackel, Jeff Trombley, Dana Wagner, Dustin Purdy, Thomas Radivoy, Peter Dance, Chloe Andreas

L & L Heavy Hauling & Mike Emhof Motorsports DASH: Peter Dance, Chuck Alessi, Thomas Radivoy, Dalton Herrick, Rick Stone, Jerry Sehn

A-MAIN: 1. BOBBY HACKEL (1), 2. Josh Pieniazek, 3. Dustin Purdy, 4. Dana Wagner, 5. Jeff Trombley, 6. Sydney Prince, 7. Brain Krummel, 8. Dalton Herrick, 9. Tyler Boniface, 10. Jerry Sehn, 11. Chuck Alessi, 12. Thomas Radivoy, 13. Christian Rumsey, 14. Kyle Smith, 15. Johnny Scarborough, 16. Chloe Andreas, 17. Peter Dance, 18. Emily VanInwegen, 19. Billy VanInwegen, 20. Link Pettit, 21. Leo Yeager, 22. Rick Stone

Algonkin Motel Challenge Mini Series Points Champion: Josh Pieniazek

BONUSES: Shuttleworth Sealing Bonus: Chuck Alessi. Powdertech Coatings Hard Charger: Dalton Herrick 16th – 8th (+8)

 

 

It’s STN Week in America!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 9, 2017) – Let’s face it. This is a week that has been circled on the calendar for quite some time now.

And now it’s finally here, as Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway is poised to dish out more than $100,000 over the course of the 30th edition of the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

With many already en route to Arkansas’ capital city, the on-track festivities get under way with a Wednesday evening Test ‘N Tune session to whet the appetite for the following three nights of wall-to-wall racing action that culminates with a $15,000-to-win tilt on Saturday night with $2,000-to-start the premier championship event in 360-ci Sprint Car racing.

With entries still coming in and expected to do so until race time on Thursday, the count has climbed to 58 with past STN champ Tim Crawley and Hall-of-Famer Danny Smith among the latest additions.

While Sammy Swindell guns for an unprecedented fifth STN crown, Crawley makes an effort for an STN record of his own as he tries to become the first driver to race his way into 20 STN championship feature events.

Last year, the hometown hero became the first driver to crack the starting lineup for the 19th time, ultimately racing to a fourth-place finish behind Swindell, Tim Shaffer and Jason Johnson. The fourth-place run was Crawley’s tenth among the top-ten and fourth top-five run, his best since a runner-up showing in 2000 although Lady Luck has stopped some other strong efforts short along the way. Crawley earned his lone STN crown in 1998.

Now calling Chillicothe, OH, home, Indiana native and veteran racer Danny Smith makes a return to the Short Track Nationals for the first time since 2011. With hundreds of feature wins to his credit over the course of his career and at least one feature win each year since 1975, Smith has made three STN championship feature starts ranging from the second edition in 1989 to most recently in 2009.

Crawley and Smith join an already loaded field that includes past winners Swindell, Paul McMahan, Tony Bruce, Jr., Wayne Johnson and Terry Gray along with the likes of “North Pole Nightmare” Bill Balog, Cali shoes Willie Croft and Steven Tiner, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Aaron Reutzel, Derek Hagar and 2017 I-30 Speedway track champ Brian Bell among many others.

Wednesday’s Test ‘N Tune session will be followed up two full nights of qualifying action on Thursday and Friday including a full slate of heat races, qualifying races, “B” Mains and “A” Main with the top three from each night locked into Saturday’s STN championship finale. Saturday’s card will include STN Showdowns, “C” Mains, “B” Mains, the “Red Shirt Dash” for non-qualifiers and the championship feature event.

After Wednesday’s Test ‘N Tune session from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., racing action is set to get under way at 7:30 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday with Saturday’s championship card going green at 7:00 p.m.

Last year, Sprint Car racing legend Sammy Swindell matched Gary Wright atop the all-time STN win charts by racing to his fourth triumph in the prestigious event. Swindell’s fourth win, coming ahead of Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer and reigning Knoxville Nationals champion Jason Johnson, followed previous triumphs in 2013, 2011 and 1990.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

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

The When: October 12-14, 2017, following a Wednesday, October 11, Test ‘N Tune session.

The Entries: Entry forms are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2017STNFlyer.pdf. Entry is $150 for those entered by October 6, or $250 after October 6. Entries submitted by October 6 receive one free driver pit pass for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Checks, money orders and cashier’s checks are accepted and may be mailed to I-30 Speedway c/o Tracey Clay, 13219 Interstate 30, Little Rock AR 72209, made payable to Tracey Clay.

The current field is comprised of 58 entries from 13 different states as well as Australia.

#01 Paul McMahan (Elk Grove, CA)

#1s Joey Schmidt (Ellisville, MS)

#1x Bill Balog (Hartland, WI)

#1xx Eddie Gallagher (Olive Branch, MS)

#2 Michael Day (Farmersville, TX)

#2c Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK)

#2h Wally Henson (Benton, AR)

#3s Sammy Swindell (Bartlett, TN)

#4 Tommy Snellgrove (Little Rock, AR)

#4s Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH)

#6 Dustin Gates (Haughton, LA)

#d6 Dakota Gaines (N. Little Rock, AR)

#8 Alex Sewell (Tulsa, OK)

#9jr Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

#10 Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN)

#10k Dewayne White (Byhalia, MS)

#10m Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN)

#11g Mike Goodman (Broken Arrow, OK)

#12w Dale Wester (Ovilla, TX)

#14k Kyle Bellm (Nixa, MO)

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

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

#16 Blake Baccus (Crandall, TX)

#17g Channin Tankersley (Highlands, TX)

#17w Harli White (Lindsay, OK)

#20g Jake Greider (Haysville, KS)

#21 Butch David (Geisman, LA)

#21k Kevin Hinkle (Cabot, AR)

#21T Ray Allen Kulhanek (Conroe, TX)

#22 Sean McClelland (Owasso, OK)

#23b Brian Bell (Gallaway, TN)

#26 Marshall Skinner (West Memphis, AR)

#28 Johnathan Cornell (Sedalia, MO)

#29 Willie Croft (Roseville, CA)

#31w Justin Webb (Drummonds, TN)

#32m Adam Miller (Hot Springs, AR)

#36 Jason Martin (Lincoln, NE)

#38 Rick Pringle (Benton, AR)

#39 Brad Bowden (Hernando, MS)

#40 Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)

#42 Andy McElhannon (Hernando, MS)

#43 Matthew Bauldwin (Little Rock, AR)

#44 Ronny Howard (Nesbit, MS)

#47 Dale Howard (Byhalia, MS)

#52 Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)

#84 Brandon Hanks (Burlison, TN)

#84b Scott Bogucki (McClaren Vale, SA)

#86 Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS)

#87 Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX)

#88 Tim Crawley (Benton, AR)

#88R Cody Gardner (Benton, AR)

#91a Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN)

#94 Jeff Swindell (Bartlett, TN)

#94x Steven Tiner (Visalia, CA)

#95 Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)

#99x Dalton Stevens (Scurry, TX)

#121 Jan Howard (Marion, AR)

#X Charlie Louden (Camden, AR)

The Format: All competitors will be eligible to compete on either or both of the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights (no split field) after a Wednesday night Test ‘N Tune.

The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Pack’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event.

The balance of the field will be aligned in Saturday night heats according to their top qualifying night score. Additional points will be awarded in Saturday heats to set the balance of the Saturday night feature lineups.

While the STN finale offers a minimum of $2,000 to each starter, “B” Main non-transfers earn $700 for first non-transfer, $650 for second non-transfer and $600 for remaining non-transfers while “C” Main non-transfers earn $500 for first non-transfer, $450 for second non-transfers and $400 for remaining non-transfers.

Top non-transfers from Saturday night “C” Mains (2 or 3 depending on number of “C” Mains) move on to the “Red Shirt Dash” in honor of Lanny Edwards. The “Red Shirt Dash” will pay $500, $100, $100, $100, $100, $100.

The Past Winners:

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Tickets: Day of show prices are $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card.

Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $2 on Thursday and Friday and then $5 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card.

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

Pit passes are $15 on Wednesday, $35 on Thursday and Friday and then $40 on Saturday. Driver pit pass for Thursday/Friday/Saturday is included in the $150 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

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

 

 

Schatz Continues Podium Streak in New York

TSR Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb Team Adds to Championship Lead

Date: Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017

Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

Location: Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway

Winner: David Gravel of CJB Motorsports

TSR Results: Started 8th, Finished 3rd/Running, completed 25 of 25 laps

TSR Points: Donny Schatz – (1st with 10,532 points, 158 ahead of second-place Brad Sweet)

Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and the Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance-backed team continued their run of podium finishes with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series Saturday night at Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway. The eight-time and reigning WoO champion finished third in the 25-lap A-Feature at the 3/8-mile, dirt oval, finishing on the podium for the third consecutive race and the sixth time in his last seven races.

“We battled the best we could,” Schatz said. “That’s what you have to do to win a championship. These Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance guys have been doing a great job all season. We’ll turn our attention to next weekend, when we have three nights of racing.”

Schatz led the traveling Sprint-car stars back to New York for the Outlaws program at Fulton, which was part of NAPA Super DIRT Week. He entered the race with an advantage of 148 points in the 2017 WoO Championship standings over Brad Sweet and only 10 nights of racing remaining in the season.

The driver of the TSR No. 15 Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J was the 27th of 28 to make a qualifying lap. His lap of 13.472 seconds ranked eighth overall and landed the North Dakota driver the third starting position in heat two. He chased front-row starters David Gravel and Shane Stewart at the start of the eight-lap heat race. While Gravel took command of the race, Schatz tried everything he could to overtake Stewart, but ultimately he finished third. The result transferred Schatz directly into the 25-lap A-Feature. He started the 79th WoO A-Feature of season outside of row four and he quickly jumped into sixth. He passed Stewart for fifth on lap four and then was part of a terrific duel with Jac Haudenschild over the next five laps. Schatz reached third on lap nine and restarted in that position after leader Daryn Pittman made contact with Clyde Knipp and brought out a caution. Schatz followed Gravel and Jason Johnson back to green and the trio pulled away from the rest of the field. Another restart on lap 14 bunched the field, but Gravel continued leading until he took the white flag. A caution during the final lap extended the race, giving Schatz and Johnson one more opportunity. On the ensuing green-white-checkered finish, neither driver could make a run at Gravel, who won for the 17th time in 2017.

With the finish, Schatz added 10 points to his advantage over Sweet in the championship standings, and he continues to lead the series in wins with 18, top-fives with 60 and top-10s with 68.

Up Next:

The Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb team returns to Pennsylvania and New York this weekend for three races beginning Saturday night at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway. Schatz will make his eighth appearance at the half-mile dirt oval where he won the Outlaws’ 2004 race at “The Speed Palace.” Schatz has finished on the podium the past three seasons at Port Royal, coming home second in 2014 and third the last two seasons. Sunday and Monday, it’s back to New York to make up races that were postponed by Mother Nature earlier this season. Schatz returns to Weedsport Speedway Sunday winner of the past two races at the track and, Monday night, he’ll make his first appearance at Ransomville Speedway since his rookie season in 1997.

 

 

Swindell Heads into Short Track Nationals With Momentum Following Win in Colorado

Inside Line Promotions - CALHAN, Colo. (Oct. 9, 2017) - Sammy Swindell dominated the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals last Saturday at El Paso County Raceway, which made his long trip to Colorado and the long weekend worthwhile.

"We were there for the Friday night show and they got a shower around 4 p.m. or something like that," he said. "That one was pretty brief, but we had another one around 5 p.m. and it rained really hard and hailed. That messed it up for the race track so they had to cancel the first night."

Swindell and car owner A.G. Rains returned to the bullring on Saturday for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour weekend finale. Swindell was scheduled to start toward the back of a heat race, but a driver on the front row elected to go to the back so it moved Swindell into the second row.

"We were the quickest one in the practice," he said. "We ended up second in the heat and that put us in the redraw. I was fortunate to draw the No. 1. That always makes your life easier."

Swindell's charge in a heat race locked him into the feature redraw, in which he scored the pole position for the 25-lap A Main.

"We were trying to keep up with the race track," he said. "We were almost at 9,100 feet. We had a pretty good direction on our fuel. At that altitude the cars are down well over 100 horsepower. That was something we don't deal with all the time so we had to make some adjustments. We kept making little changes throughout the night and it kept getting better.

"We took right off in the feature and drove away. Then I got held up by some guys in traffic. There were some cars running quite a bit slower. I got held up for about four laps and it let the second-place car catch up. We were able to get through the traffic and pull out a lead. Then we had a yellow with about eight laps to go. I was able to stretch it out after the restart. The traffic the last few laps went my way and we got through it easy. It made it a pretty simple weekend for us."

The victory was Swindell's sixth of the season and his third with the ASCS National Tour.

He is slated to compete this Wednesday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

"Everything is going real well," he said. "We've made little changes through the last few weeks and keep getting stronger. I feel we'll be one of the cars to beat over there. You have to get those breaks and you can't get in trouble. As long as we don't have those obstacles, I feel we have a very good chance at repeating what we did last year."

Swindell won both his qualifying night and the finale last season to record his fourth career Short Track Nationals title, which is tied for the most by any driver.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 7 - El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 6 wins, 14 top fives, 23 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CP Pistons

CP Pistons specializes in developing and manufacturing pistons and rods for high performance race vehicles and the aftermarket. For more information, visit http://www.CP-Carillo.com.

"CP Pistons made us some special pistons and the motor has really responded to that," Swindell said. "They have been great to work with and we have more improvements coming this summer so I look forward to continuing to work with everyone at CP Pistons."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Acme Graphix & Design, High Performance Lubricants, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson Race Products, Rossie Feed & Grain, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Dancer Doing Double Duty at Eldora Speedway Saturday During All Star and NRA Sprint Invaders Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 9, 2017) - Shawn Dancer will be pulling double duty this Saturday at Eldora Speedway, where he will compete in 410ci winged sprint car competition with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and in 360ci winged sprint car action with the NRA Sprint Invaders.

"We're going to stay around here and race at Eldora this weekend and I'm pretty excited to be running both the 360ci and the 410ci sprint cars," he said. "I'm looking forward to getting back into the 360 with the guys at Eldora. It's been a while."

Dancer hasn't run his 360 sprint car at Eldora Speedway for a couple of months. He's hoping to use knowledge gained since that last start to his advantage to score a top-five finish with the NRA Sprint Invaders.

"With the 410, I'm hoping to make the A Main and possibly get a top 10," he said. "Hopefully we've learned from our mistakes the last couple of times we've been there with the 410 and we can do better than we did last time we were at Eldora."

Dancer competed at Eldora Speedway two weeks ago. A mechanical problem when the water pump and fuel pump broke ended his night early on Sept. 22 during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series portion of the weekend.

He returned to the half-mile oval the following night and qualified fifth quickest in his group before placing fifth in a heat race. Dancer capped the night with a 25th-place result in the All Star A Main.

"Overall, we're just hoping for a weekend full of good racing and tough completion," he said. "I think there's going to be a great turnout as long as the weather holds up. It's going to be a fun time."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 22 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 10 (9); C Main: 10 (3).

Sept. 23 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 25 (19).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 11 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and NRA Sprint Invaders

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT -

Dancer would like to give a special thanks to the following people for helping him during the current season and past seasons: Dan Gay, Cole, Kent Karhoff, Kevin Steele, John Lenski, Brad Miller and Jimmie Mox.

Dancer would also like to thank Dancer Logistics, Inc., Global Warehousing, King Racing Products, Pitsenbarger Supply, Mox Nursery, Friedrich Lawn Care and FSR Radiators for their continued support.

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.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Reclaims KWS-NARC Points Lead After Top 10 at Ocean

Inside Line Promotions - WATSONVILLE, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2017) - Giovanni Scelzi has reclaimed the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series points lead with only two races remaining.

Scelzi guided the Roth Motorsports team to a ninth-place finish last Friday at Ocean Speedway, which marked his 25th top 10 of the season. The result was good enough to give Scelzi a one-point lead in the championship standings.

"The game plan going into Friday night was to qualify good because points are hard to come by," he said. "We did our job and got two bonus points."

Scelzi opened the night by timing in third quickest overall. He then finished where he started - fourth - in a heat race to narrowly miss advancing into the dash.

"It was a really tough track to pass on," he said. "The opportunity didn't open up to get in the dash. The whole race track was really hooked up."

Scelzi started the main event on the inside of the sixth row.

"The track was super fast and didn't offer much passing," he said. "On a place that tight you put yourself in bad positions even when you don't think you do. I was up to seventh at one point and fell back to 10 th at another time. The track didn't widen out enough to go anywhere."

Scelzi battled for a top 10 throughout the A Main before he closed with a ninth-place result. Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/NfITuUEdGwY.

"The big picture was to survive because there were people flipping," he said. "I count it as a successful night."

Scelzi will take the points lead into the next King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series event this Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

"The remaining races are in Hanford and Stockton, which are two tracks I really enjoy," he said. "We have a lot of quick times and some good results in Hanford. My confidence is high. It's a place I'm really comfortable at. It's probably the track I've raced at the most in my sprint car career."

Scelzi has finished third and fifth, respectively, at Keller Auto Speedway this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 7 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 9 (11).

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 5 wins, 18 top fives, 25 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://youtu.be/RjDQszUzoe0

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 3H Cattle

"Bob Hansen owns 3H Cattle and has been very supportive of Roth Motorsports," Scelzi said. "He's not only a sponsor, he's a great helper with the car. He's not afraid to get his hands dirty."

Scelzi would also like to thank Roth Motorsports, KPC Chassis, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, KW Suspension, Sparco, System 1 Ignition, FK Rod Ends, Tom Reitz Racing Engines and HR Livestock for their continued support.

 

 

Watts 15th with King of the West Series at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to racing after a tough stretch with the World of Outlaws to close out September, Sean Watts put a nice night together with the King of the West Series on Friday night that culminated with a 15th place finish at Ocean Speedway.

“We got off to a good start on Friday night, but in the feature we were a little tight and really couldn’t get going,” Sean Watts said. “It felt good to get back racing, and I am looking forward to Hanford this weekend.”

Timing the Grizzly Coolers/Schaeffer Racing Oil/Rolfe Construction backed No. 98 in 10th quickest in time trials amongst the 24 cars that were checked into the pit area for the 14th KWS event of the season.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Atwater, CA pilot would battle with Tim Kaeding, DJ Netto, and Justin Sanders for position. Finishing fourth, Watts would transfer to the feature event where he would grid the field from the 13th starting position.

Running 14th in the race’s opening stages, Watts would work up to 13th on the seventh lap on a track that was hooked up in the early stages. With the track still fast, Watts would have his hands full with a tight racecar as he worked towards a spot inside the Top-10.

Running in 13th until the 18th lap, Watts would lose a spot as he fell back to 14th spot during a battle with Brent Kaeding and Dustin Golobic. A late restart would put the field in double file formation and Watts would lose a spot as he slipped back to 15th where he went on to finish.

“We just couldn’t seem to get going in the feature,” Watts said. “We will look to get better this weekend when we get back to Kings Speedway in Hanford, CA. I’d also like to welcome a new partner aboard the WRS team, and that is Darrel Varni Eclectic, Inc. He came aboard Friday night, and we are really excited to have him aboard.”

Sean and the Watts Rolfe Speed-Sports team would like to thank Grizzly Coolers, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Rolfe Construction, Billet America, Darrel Varni Electric, Kaeding Performance, Shannon Pumps, Stealth Homes, Tee’s and Tops, Team Simpson, Kistler Racing Engines, and Stan Yockey Motorsports for their continued support.

MERCH: Make sure to click over to www.billetamericaproducts.com or visit the No. 98 hauler in the pit area to grab a new Sean Watts T Shirt.

ON TAP: Watts will get right back to it as he slated to take part in the Cotton Classic on Saturday night in Hanford, CA with the King of the West Series.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Sean Watts by following him on Twitter @SeanWatts98.

 

 

Tanner Carrick 13th During First Visit to Petaluma Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his first start at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night during the 6th Annual Adobe Cup, Tanner Carrick would start his night of well in time trials, race his way into the feature, and take the checkered flag with a 13th place finish.

“For my first time at Petaluma, I was pretty happy with how it went,” Tanner Carrick said. “We had good speed all night, and came away with a 13th place finish.”

With 30-cars checked into the pit area for the event, Carrick would get his night off to a great start as he timed the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine in fourth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Four cars were locked into the event through events earlier in the season, so on this night only heat race winners would earn a spot in the Dash. Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Lincoln, CA driver would pick up a spot and finish third which locked him into the 30-lap Adobe Cup feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 12th starting position, Carrick would spend much of the night battling with Petaluma regulars Colby Johnson and Jake Haulot as he raced on the hooked up racing surface.

On this night, there would only be one caution flag and the action would be fast paced on the fast surface. Doing a great job of adapting to a new track and fast surface, Carrick would close his first Adobe Cup out with a 13th place finish.

“I have to thank Clark, and everyone that worked on the car all night,” Carrick added. “Thanks to everyone that makes this possible.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, and Timberworks Construction for their support.

ON TAP: Carrick will now head back and rejoin to Keith Kunz Motorsports team as they are set for two nights of racing in Jacksonville, IL on Friday and Saturday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

Allard 10th at Adobe Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the seat of the Dunkel Logistics No. 11D on Saturday night to take part in the Sixth Annual Adobe Cup in Petaluma, CA, Jonathan Allard would pick up a hard fought 10th place finish after racing most of the feature with a flat tire.

“I have to thank Matt, Wood, and everyone associated with this team for another chance to go racing,” Jonathan Allard said. “We were fast all night, but unfortunately we got an early flat and I had to really be smart on how I worked around the track.”

With 30 cars checked into the pit area on Saturday night, Allard would get off to a nice start as he timed in fifth quickest in qualifying time trials, which lined him up on the inside of the second row in the first heat.

Needing to win to earn a spot in the nightly Dash, Allard finish third which still moved him into the 30-lap, $5200 to win feature event.

Gridding the field from the 13th starting spot, Allard would end up taking the green flag from 11th as the front row would have issues on the first two start attempts. Feeling a tire going down as the race came to life, Allard would jump into the 10th spot as he battled with drivers like Jake Haulot and Bradley Terrell.

With the race’s only caution coming at the halfway point, Allard would continue to hold his own inside the Top-10. With the laps continuing to click off at a rapid pace, traffic would soon become an issue. Finding himself racing with a hard charging duo of Sean Becker and Ryan Bernal, Allard would ultimately take the checkered flag with a 10th place finish.

“I think we were a little better than a 10th place car, but it is still cool to get another Top-10 with this team,” Allard said. “Again, I really want to thank everyone involved for making it possible to get another race in before Trophy Cup.”

Allard would like to thank Walker Performance Filtration, ButlerBuilt, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, RCM Design, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, AL Driveline, and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-8, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-6.

ON TAP: JA will be off this weekend but will return to action Oct. 19-21st for the 24th Annual Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA where he will pilot the Rod Tiner owned No. 83SA.

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

 

 

Austin Liggett Surges to Third at Santa Maria

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night in Santa Maria, CA, Austin Liggett would work his way from the 12th starting position to finish third with the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series which would give him a second place finish in points with the series in 2017.

“It is pretty cool to miss a handful of races with the USAC West Coast 360 Series and still end up second in points,” Austin Liggett said. “As for Saturday night, I really have to thank Landon Hurst for working hard to give me a good enough car to come from 12th to finish third.”

With 22 cars checked into the pit area for the final USAC West Coast 360 series event of 2017, Liggett would get off to a great start as he timed the Excel Environmental/Liggett Trucking/Lucas Oil backed No. 83 machine in third quickest in time trials.

On a narrow racing surface in heat race action, passing would prove to be at a premium and Liggett’s fourth place finish would place him in the 12th starting spot for the feature event.

As the track continued to widen out as the night moved along, Santa Maria Raceway would put on a great feature event featuring a lot of action. From his 12th starting position the Tracy, CA driver was able to put his Tool Technology/Infinity Shocks/SWE backed entry anywhere he needed as he worked his way through traffic.

Liggett would continue to get stronger as the race moved along, as he was able to get by Grant Anderson and Danny Faria to work into the third spot. Setting his fastest lap of the race on lap 26, Liggett would give chase to second running Max Adams but he would simply run out of laps and finish in third when the checkered flag was displayed to the field.

“It was a great night for us and I have to also thank my mom and sister Angela for helping out on the car all night too,” Liggett added. “My dad has been home recovering from back surgery so it’s been a family affair the last few races. I have to thank him for letting us bring his toys out and have some fun.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Lucas Oil, Tool Technology, Infinity Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, Brian Sperry Racing, and Jarrett Soares Racing for their support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-36, Wins-11, Top 5’s-26, Top 10’s-32

ON TAP: Liggett will be back aboard the family car on Saturday October 7th with the USAC West Coast Sprints in Santa Maria, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Austin Liggett on Twitter by following along @AustinLiggett

 

 

BIG CHANGES FOR TRENTON: NEW ARENA NAME, NEW DEC. 1-2 DATES, NEW DIRT RACING SURFACE

TRENTON, NJ October 9, 2017 . . . The Indoor Auto Racing Series will return to Trenton, N.J. this year for the fifth straight year. While the building hasn’t changed, its name has as well as the racing surface the race cars will be competing on.

Wingless 600cc Micro Sprints will be headlining this year’s two-day program racing on a clay surface on Friday and Saturday December 1st and 2nd.

It was announced this week that the Sun National Bank had lost the naming rights of the Center to Cure Auto Insurance. Thanks to a new multi-year agreement Mercer County’s 10,000 seat center will immediately be renamed the CURE Insurance Arena. Terms of the deal were not announced.

The arrangement includes exterior and interior signage and brand recognition in all advertising for the facility. The arena’s website domain changed immediately to reflect the arena’s new name (www.cureinsurancearena.com).

“CURE’s positive brand association resonates strongly throughout our community and will be helpful in generating excitement around the arena and our events,” said Spectra's Fran Rodowicz, General Manager, CURE Insurance Arena. “We are fortunate to collaborate with CURE and their valuable marketing prowess to help us cross-promote the arena.”

The venue’s new naming rights deal will coincide with exciting new entertainment coming to the arena including the first East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals. Over 60 600cc Micro Sprint teams from eight states have already entered the event.

Fans wishing to purchase tickets on line will now need to go to the new web-site, www.cureinsurancearena.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 1-800-298-4200.

Complete information on the event, including racer entry forms, remains available from the indoorautoracing.com. Links to tickets and local hotels are also available at this location.

The race, a first of its kind in New Jersey is being produced by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions as one of four Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels events. It will be the only event on the series held on clay surface and it will not count towards the overall series point championship.

The schedule of events calls for heat races awarding passing points and four A-qualifier feature races on Friday night. On Saturday ‘Alphabet mains’ will determine the starting lineups with racers having the opportunity to advance from F, E, D, C, and B to the 40 lap A-Main.

Saturday’s A-Main will pay its winner $5,000 to win (for enrollees in the Gamblers program). Fifth place pays $1,000. Twenty four starters will take the green flag in the A-Main with $200 offered up to start the event.

Contingency award sponsors to enhance driver payouts and a title sponsor for the event are being sought. Sponsorships are available for all events. For information, e-mail Danny Sammons at danny@aarn.com.

Event number two is the Ironton Telephone Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series races on Friday and Saturday, January 5-6, 2018 inside the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pa.

The two days of racing consist of a complete program of racing for Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets both nights. Slingshots and Champ Karts will also be in competition.

The race meet will be a two-day event, with the dates moved away from the holiday weekend as was the case in 2017. Tickets for premium seats are expected to go quickly. Early ticket purchase is advised.

Race number three is the NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing two day racing weekend on Friday and Saturday, January 26-27, 2018 inside historic Boardwalk Hall on the ocean at Atlantic City, N.J.

The two days of racing are highlighted by the running of the 16th annual TQ Midget Gambler’s Classic Saturday night.

The finale of the crowded, energized 2017-2018 slate is the first Indoor Auto Racing event in New York State, on February 9-10, 2018 in the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y.

Race fans in New York State will experience the thrill of high-speed auto racing in the dead of winter for the First Annual Albany Indoor Race a brand new event for New York State.

The Albany race is the finale of the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions Indoor Auto Racing season and will be the scene of the crowning of the 2017-2018 Series champion.

Sponsorships are available for all events. For information, e-mail Danny Sammons at danny@aarn.com.

For further ticket information, rules and competitor entry forms, please visit www.indoorautoracing.com. or call 609-888-3618.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING DEBUTS NEW CAR AND LEAVES FULTON WITH AN 11TH-PLACE FINISH

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (OCTOBER 9, 2017) - Larson Marks Racing wrapped up a rare one-race weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Saturday and left Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway with an 11th-place finish in the end.

Shane Stewart started off the night with a strong qualifying effort by earning the second-quickest lap time. He started on the pole of heat two and finished second to transfer into the Craftsman Club Dash. The four pill was then drawn for the dash inversion, where the Bixby, Okla., native started and finished fifth.

Early in the 25-lap main event, Stewart battled for a position in the top five. Stewart slipped back on a couple of restarts around the midway point of the event however. After a caution on lap 21, Stewart restarted 15th, but the caution was again displayed on the last lap. The pilot of the No. 2 lined up just outside of the top-10 for the green-white-checkered restart and held on to finish 11th.

"We've been so fast lately, we just need some luck," said Stewart. "The boys put together a new car this week and we were fast right out of the trailer, but we need to make some tweaks for race conditions. My guys work so hard, so I know we'll come back stronger next weekend."

The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action Saturday, October 14 at Port Royal (Penn.) Speedway for the Nittany Showdown.

QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: Fulton Speedway DATE: October 7, 2017
QUALIFYING: 2nd HEAT RACE: 2nd
DASH STARTING POSITION: 5th DASH FINISH: 5th
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 5th FEATURE FINISH: 11th

SEASON STATISTICS:
STARTS: 80
WINS: 9
TOP-FIVES: 30
TOP-10s: 55

 

 

FREIBERGER EXCAVATING BRINGS EXTRA RUMBLE FOR OPEN INVITATION MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES THUNDER ON THE HILL FINALE - $500 TO WIN MASS TWENTY-FIVE LAP FEATURE

ALLENTOWN, NJ

By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

This Saturday, October 14th, the Engler Machine and Tool Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will be making their way for the final time this season to the high-banked Bechtelsville, PA famed Grandview Speedway. The Racesaver/IMCA sanctioned 305 Sprints will be one of three divisions competing during the Thunder on the Hill special events series “Triple Thunder Thriller”, along with the Big Block/Small Block Modifieds and Sportsman Modifieds.

Unlike past years, where this event was known to be “invitation only” to drivers who sat in the top twenty-five in points standings, this year, all teams who are members and non-members wanting to compete are invited to join without being subjected to handicapping and are eligible for all additional contingencies advertised.

Freiberger Excavating, who sponsors heat race number two has upped the purse an extra $750, making it $500 to win and $165 to start. Second through fifth place will be awarded with $325, $280, $250, and $220, with an increase in payout throughout the rest of the field will be seen as well.
Pat Freiberger, owner/operator of Freiberger Excavating is no stranger to the 305 Sprint Car scene, as he was a former competitor and team owner himself, and currently sponsors Stefanie Palmai Carberry, who drives the Palmco Motorsports #99.

“I love racing, everything about it I love,” Freiberger expressed. “I have been a part of racing since I was fifteen years old, and even though I am not behind the wheel anymore, I still have to be a part of it in some way, because I love this sport and I want to support a series that has a great concept of keeping Sprint Car racing affordable and fun for the little guys”.
Freiberger Excavating specializes in installing septic tanks, fiberglass pools and hydro seeding. Keeping busy with the pool installations, Freiberger recently began selling fiberglass pools, making it a “one stop shop” experience.

“I’m really happy to be a part of this new series as a sponsor. It's has been a fresh start for these guys, and I know how expensive racing can get, so any bit helps,” Freiberger said. “I think paid heat races is a great idea. It makes the drivers race a little harder in those short eight laps, making it more exciting for not only the fans, but for the competitors as well. I also love Grandview Speedway, and I believe that it's the perfect Sprint Car track. The shows that the 305 division have put on in the past have always put the fans on their feet, so I am thrilled with being able to be a part of not only the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, but a Thunder on the Hill event is pretty cool also”.

Several drivers looking forward to pocketing the $500 prize this Saturday are last year’s “Spooktacular” Thunder on the Hill winner Tommy Carberry, the newly crowned 2017 Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Champion Eddie Wagner, “Downtown” Dave Brown, “TNT” Tim Tanner Jr., Jeff Geiges, IMCA “Rookie Sensation” Austin Bishop, Brendon Poff, Stefanie Palmai Carberry, Samantha Lieberman, and hometown defenders Dave Graber and David Bonner will all be in attendance.

For more information on this Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series event, visit our website at www.masprintseries.com and check out our Facebook page to receive the latest news and details!

 

 

Dillon Starts New Season On Podium

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

The defending Ultimate Sprintcar Championship SA Champion Luke Dillon got his series defence off to a good start last Saturday night as he finished third in the opening round at the Murray Bridge Speedway. After starting from position three in the main event Luke managed to maintain his position in the 30-lap finale coming up a couple of spots short of becoming a three-time Bill Wigzell Battle of the Bridge Champion.

After starting the night qualifying second in his heat group Luke went on to secure an opening heat win by a sizable margin before finishing fifth in his second 10 lap preliminary. Therefore, at the completion of the heats Luke managed to qualify directly into the Top 8 Shootout finishing with the third fastest lap in the Gold Shootout.

With the race track for the main event being extremely demanding it proved hard to pass on but Luke was still pleased to finish on the podium in his new look #s81 Action Line Marking Maxim.

“I must congratulate Ryan on the win, it has been a while since he has won a race and he deserved the win tonight. Our car pace was good but I just needed to push a bit harder in those track conditions” commented Luke after the race.

Luke will now go into the next round of the USC SA at the Murray Bridge Speedway on November 4, 2017 third overall in points.

Luke Dillon Motorsport would like to thank the following corporate partners for their support throughout the 2017/18 Sprintcar season: Action Line Marking, National Karate Academies, South West Conveyancing, Scotcher Race Fuels & Oils and Maxwill Race Engines.

Release written by Phil Michell Motorsport Media for Luke Dillon Motorsport. Email: pmmedia78@hotmail.com https://www.facebook.com/phil.michell.1

 

 

Knoxville Nationals Winged Sprint Cars attracts the stars
and 3-wide racing battles erupt
7pm ET - Sat. Oct 14...only on MAVTV

Corona, CA (October 9, 2017) - Don't miss the broadcast premier of the 57th annual, 2017 Knoxville Nationals airing Saturday night, October 14 at 7:00pm ET. This 1-hour broadcast (recorded August 12, 2017), follows the fortunes of more then 50 of the best winged sprint car drivers in the world making their annual pilgrimage to Knoxville, Iowa, to chase down one of the most prestigious and richest Sprint Car titles in history.

Check out Kyle Larson, Rico Abreu, Daryn Pittman, Cory Eliason, Donny Schatz and an Australian contingent led by Brooke Tatnell in action on the semi-banked half-mile dirt oval. These winged sprint car veterans battled through four days of qualifying, heat races and semi-main events just to earn one of the 24 starting positions for a 50-lap finale worth $150,000 to the winner.

The main event features three-wide racing from the green flag on. A caution flag with 12 laps to go sets up one of the more memorable finishes in recent years. Watch 9-time race winner Donny Schatz trying to notch his 10th title while holding off a hard charging Kyle Larson.

 

 

Jones Records 25th Career Win at MMS

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

Murray Bridge based Sprintcar racer Ryan Jones broke a four-season winless streak as he won a dramatic feature event on Saturday night (October 7) at his home track, the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway. After starting on the front row for the 30-lap final Jones led the entire journey to claim the 2017 Bill Wigzell Battle of the Bridge and his first Ultimate Sprintcar Championship A-Main.

The win was a milestone victory for the 32-year-old as it was his 25th career main event victory and it completed the trifecta of memorial races in South Australia as Ryan had also previously won the George Tatnell Cup at Speedway City and the Ross Wright Sprintcar Memorial at Murray Bridge.

Shortly after clearing the scales making the win official all Ryan could do was shake his head in disbelief as he sat in his #s63 Murray Machining and Sheds supported Triple X.

After finishing third in the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship SA last season, ironically behind the two other drivers on the podium, it was the perfect way to get the 2017/18 season campaign underway.

“I have said it before and I will continue to say it I wouldn’t even be out here let alone winning races if it wasn’t for Val and Darryl Wright from Murray Machining and Sheds. They are my number 1 supporters along with my Family. We are just a small budget team in a rich person’s game. I can’t thank them enough”.

“This win means a lot to me. Bill Wigzell drove for the Fischer Family who had their race team based not too far from our house. They were one of the first true professional Sprintcar Teams back in the 60’s and they were instrumental in building this race track so it is great to win a race that honours both the Wigzell and Fischer Families” added Ryan on the podium after a jubilant wing dance.

With qualifying in hot laps Ryan managed to time in third in his group setting up two second row starts in his heat races. After finishing third in both of his preliminaries Ryan qualified for the Top 8 Shootout in position six but after competing in all three shootout sessions he progressed from position six all the way to the front row.

Ryan will now turn his attention to Round 2 of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship SA at Murray Bridge on November 4, 2017.

Ryan Jones would like to thank the following corporate partners for their support during the 2017/18 season: Murray Machining and Sheds, Triple X Chassis, PM Race Engines, Vortex Wings, Elite Electrical Solution and Services SA, Rowe Aluminium and Security, ULX 110 Oils, Sprint Shack and Phil Michell Motorsport Media.

 

 

THE HARVEST CUP IS RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 21

Haubstadt, IN (Oct. 8, 2017) - The Harvest Cup race scheduled to be held on the weekend of October 7th and 8th at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN, has been rescheduled. With rainy weather prevailing on both days, the decision was made to set a new date. The Harvest Cup will now be held on Saturday October 21st. Everyone is reminded that the starting times for this special Fall event are earlier than normal. The pit gate opens at 2:30 P.M. Central Time. The grandstands will open at 3:30. Warm-ups will get underway at 5 o’clock. Racing begins at 6:30 P.M. The racing program that evening will include the MSCS Sprints with drivers competing for a top prize of $5,000. Two other classes will also compete. The UMP Modifieds will be running for $1,500 to win. The addition of the MMSA Mini Sprints will make the program a triple header. This will be the final race of the season at the track and for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series. The MSCS Champion and Rookie of the Year will be honored!

Provided as News and Information for MSCS and Tri-State Speedway.

 

 

Whittall Successful in 410 Debut

Justin Whittall and the Atlantic Utility Trailers Sales Inc., Pioneer Auto Body, World Wide Bearings, Pancho’s Racing Products 67w team headed to Williams Grove on Friday night. Whittall who is in his second year in the 360 ranks decided to take a step up and see how he could do against the best Central PA had to offer.

After a promising hot laps session, Whittall had a minor mishap in his heat race when the 67w car ultimately went over. As soon as the car returned to the pit area, the team quickly went to work, thrashing to get the car back together for the feature.

The team got the car together just in time to make it out and start 22nd in the 25 lap feature event. Even with an ill handling racecar, Whittall marched forward picking up eight positions and finishing in the 14th position in his first 410-sprint car race.

The team will now have two weeks off before returning to the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club circuit when the team visits Port Royal Speedway.

 

 

Late Models, 305 and 360 Sprints This Saturday Night at 81 Speedway!


Park City, Kansas – October 8, 2017 - While weekly racing action has come-to-a-conclusion, the 2017 race season schedule for 81 Speedway is far from complete as huge night of action is set to take place this coming Saturday night, October 14th. On the card will be the United Rebel Sprint Series 305’s, Oil Capital Racing Series 360-ci two-barrel sprints and Sooner Late Model Series.

For the first time in the tracks history, the Kansas based URSS competed at the speedway back over Memorial Day weekend as part of the inaugural “Sprint Car Maynia.” Thirty-four drivers took part in race action that was won by Moore, Oklahoma’s Chris Kelly. This event will pay $1000 to win. This event will be the final points race for “The Rebels” and will close out their 2017 race season. Find out more about the URSS by accessing their website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com.

The Oklahoma based OCRS also took part in “Sprint Car Maynia” as well and with twenty-five sprint cars on hand with Jamie Passmore of Pryor, Oklahoma taking home the victory. Learn more about the OCRS at their official website www.ocrs.net.

The Sooner Late Model Series will make their inaugural appearance at the speedway. In the midst of their second season, the Sooner Late Model Series defending champion is Mark Harrison of Enid. Harrison also won the now-defunct National Championship Racing Association sport modified championship in that series final season. Crate late models will be allowed to run this event and must utilize crate late model rules – no mixing or matching of rules. This event will pay $750 to win, $125 to start with a $25 entry fee. For official rules go to www.soonerlatemodelseries.com.

Grandstand tickets are just $15 for adults ages 12 and up while children ages 11 and under will be admitted into the grandstands for free. Gates will open at 5:00 PM with race action scheduled for 7:00 PM. More race information can be found on the tracks official website www.race81speedway.com or call the speedway office (316) 755-1781.

 

 

Short Track Nationals Entry List Revealed at 51 and Counting

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 6, 2017) – It all unfolds next weekend as top Sprint Car drivers from throughout the nation and beyond converge upon Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway for the 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

And with racing action for the premier event set to fire off Thursday night after a Wednesday Test ‘N Tune session from 7:30 p.m. to 10:0 p.m., the entry list has been revealed at 51 and counting with more entries rolling in each day.

Doling out more than $100,000 over the course of the weekend, the 30th edition of the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals will culminate with the Saturday night, October 14, $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN championship feature event.

The current list of 51 includes competitors from a dozen different states as well as South Australia.

A handful of past winners are among those already entered including four-time and reigning STN champion Sammy Swindell, two-time winners Paul McMahan and Tony Bruce, Jr., and one-time winners Terry Gray and Wayne Johnson.

The list of drivers vying for a first STN crown is a deep one with the likes of Aaron Reutzel, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Derek Hagar, Willie Croft and Jeff Swindell just to scratch the surface.

No fewer than 22 of the current 51 entries have made the cut for at least one STN championship finale in the past with another 13 taking part in at least one STN preliminary feature.

With entries still coming in by the hour, here is your first look at this year’s Short Track Nationals entry list….

#01 Paul McMahan (Elk Grove, CA)

#1s Joey Schmidt (Ellisville, MS)

#1x Bill Balog (Hartland, WI)

#1xx Eddie Gallagher (Olive Branch, MS)

#2c Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK)

#2h Wally Henson (Benton, AR)

#3s Sammy Swindell (Bartlett, TN)

#4 Tommy Snellgrove (Little Rock, AR)

#6 Dustin Gates (Haughton, LA)

#d6 Dakota Gaines (N. Little Rock, AR)

#8 Alex Sewell (Tulsa, OK)

#9jr Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

#10 Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN)

#10k Dewayne White (Byhalia, MS)

#10m Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN)

#11g Mike Goodman (Broken Arrow, OK)

#12w Dale Wester (Ovilla, TX)

#14k Kyle Bellm (Nixa, MO)

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

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

#16 Blake Baccus (Crandall, TX)

#17w Harli White (Lindsay, OK)

#21 Butch David (Geisman, LA)

#21k Kevin Hinkle (Cabot, AR)

#21T Ray Allen Kulhanek (Conroe, TX)

#22 Sean McClelland (Owasso, OK)

#23b Brian Bell (Gallaway, TN)

#26 Marshall Skinner (West Memphis, AR)

#28 Johnathan Cornell (Sedalia, MO)

#29 Willie Croft (Roseville, CA)

#31w Justin Webb (Drummonds, TN)

#32m Adam Miller (Hot Springs, AR)

#36 Jason Martin (Lincoln, NE)

#38 Rick Pringle (Benton, AR)

#40 Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)

#42 Andy McElhannon (Hernando, MS)

#43 Matthew Bauldwin (Little Rock, AR)

#44 Ronny Howard (Nesbit, MS)

#47 Dale Howard (Byhalia, MS)

#52 Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)
#84 Brandon Hanks (Burlison, TN)

#84b Scott Bogucki (McClaren Vale, SA)

#86 Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS)

#87 Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX)

#91a Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN)

#94 Jeff Swindell (Bartlett, TN)

#94x Steven Tiner (Visalia, CA)

#95 Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)

#99x Dalton Stevens (Scurry, TX)

#121 Jan Howard (Marion, AR)

#X Charlie Louden (Camden, AR)

The pre-entry discount of $150 expired with entries filed or postmarked by October 6, with post-entries for the 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires filed for $250 by calling the track at 501-455-4567 or at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2017STNFlyer.pdf.

Three-night advance tickets are available until Wednesday, October 11, for just $55 if paying by cash ($57 if paying by PayPal or debit/credit card). Day of event prices are $20 on Thursday and Friday and then $28 on Saturday.

To order tickets in advance or for more information, check online at www.i-30speedway or call the track at 501-455-4567.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

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

The When: October 12-14, 2017, following a Wednesday, October 11, Test ‘N Tune session.

The Entries: Entry forms are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2017STNFlyer.pdf. Entry is $150 if entered by October 26, or $250 after October 6. Entries submitted by October 6 receive one free driver pit pass for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Checks, money orders and cashier’s checks are accepted and may be mailed to I-30 Speedway c/o Tracey Clay, 13219 Interstate 30, Little Rock AR 72209, made payable to Tracey Clay.

The Format: All competitors will be eligible to compete on either or both of the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights (no split field) after a Wednesday night Test ‘N Tune from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Pack’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event.

The balance of the field will be aligned in Saturday night heats according to their top qualifying night score. Additional points will be awarded in Saturday heats to set the balance of the Saturday night feature lineups.

While the STN finale offers a minimum of $2,000 to each starter, “B” Main non-transfers earn $700 for first non-transfer, $650 for second non-transfer and $600 for remaining non-transfers while “C” Main non-transfers earn $500 for first non-transfer, $450 for second non-transfers and $400 for remaining non-transfers.

Top non-transfers from Saturday night “C” Mains (2 or 3 depending on number of “C” Mains) move on to the “Red Shirt Dash” in honor of Lanny Edwards. The “Red Shirt Dash” will pay $500, $100, $100, $100, $100, $100.

The Past Winners:

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Tickets: Advance tickets for all three nights (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) are on sale for just $55 if paying cash or $57 if paying via PayPal or credit/debit card.

Day of show prices are $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card.

Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $2 on Thursday and Friday and then $5 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card.

To order tickets in advance or for more information, check online at www.i-30speedway or call the track at 501-455-4567.

Pit passes are $15 on Wednesday, $35 on Thursday and Friday and then $40 on Saturday. Driver pit pass for Thursday/Friday/Saturday is included in the $150 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

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

 

 

Allegheny Sprint Tour to conclude season during Lernerville’s Steel City Stampede

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SARVER, PA (October 6, 2017) - The Racesaver/IMCA Allegheny Sprint Tour will go out with a bang in 2017, as the Western Pennsylvania-based, 305 cubic inch sprint car series plans to co-headline competition during Lernerville Speedway’s annual Steel City Stampede. Taking over Western Pennsylvania headlines on Thursday through Saturday, October 12-14, the annual Steel City Stampede will feature an $800-to-win/$150-to-start main event for the Allegheny Sprint Tour competitors, also awarding a number of contingency prizes and giveaways.

“It’s tough to think our season ends next weekend,” Jake Gomola explained, Allegheny Sprint Tour promoter and participant. “Lernerville Speedway’s Steel City Stampede has grown into one of the biggest weekends of the season for local racers in Western Pennsylvania. We are more than thrilled to be a part of this epic weekend. I can’t think of a better place to wrap up our season and officially crown a champion.”

In addition, Racesaver/IMCA Allegheny Sprint Tour competitors will also qualify for select travel incentives if they choose to enter Lernerville Speedway’s Steel City Stampede. Such incentives include discounted hotel rooms and free camping. The full list of contingencies and travel incentives are listed below.

“I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish this season, and none of that would have been possible without the help from our loyal supporters,” Gomola said. “It takes time and dedication to make a series grown, and I’m proud to say that we are on the right track. Our last visit to Lernerville Speedway in mid-September was a success. I’m sure the Steel City Stampede will be a success, as well.”

IMCA Racesaver Contingency Awards & Special Incentives for Lernerville Speeedway’s Steel City Stampede:
1. Discounted stays ($60 per night) at the Days Inn in Butler, Pennsylvania, if “Lernerville Stampede” is mentioned during reservation process
2. Free camping at Lernerville Speedway with advance notice courtesy of Alternative Power Sources
3. Two $100 certificates toward a front wing courtesy of Wings Unlimited will be distributed
4. Hoosier Racesaver front tire giveaway
5. $100 coupon toward a new Winters Performance rear end
6. Superior Steering Wheel giveaway

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to Lernerville Speedway’s Steel City Stampede should visit the facility live on the Web at www.lernerville.com. Information such as ticket prices, gates times and schedule of events can be found there.

About Allegheny Sprint Tour:
Utilizing 305 cubic inch engines, the Allegheny Sprint Tour is a touring sprint car series headquartered in Western Pennsylvania. The tour utilizes engine rules governed by the Racesaver organization. Engine requirements, as well as a complete rulebook, can be found online at www.racesaver.com. Those seeking additional rules governed by the Allegheny Sprint Tour should visit the Series online at http://allegehenysprinttour.weebly.com/.

The Allegheny Sprint Tour would like to thank all of its marketing partners:
Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Stiller Trucking, Hawk Trucking, Alternative Power Sources, Showtime Designs, J&J Outdoor Power Equipment, Fully Injected Motorsports

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (October 6, 2017) - As announced a few weeks ago, the 2017 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Awards Banquet will take place at the Battle Creek (MI) Holiday Inn on Saturday, November 11th.

The top 12 finishers in season points will receive a portion of the championship point fund as well as contingency products and awards if they attend the banquet. 1 0 Steve Irwin 2 41 Thomas Schinderle 3 49T Gregg Dalman 4 10J Chris Jones 5 71H/16 Ryan Ruhl 6 10S Jay Steinebach 7 47 Robert Bulloch 8 77 Andrew Scheid 9 20A Andy Chehowski 10 1A Mark Aldrich 11 7J Joe Swanson 12 58 Tony Bures

Thomas Schinderle will be honored as The Perfit Corporation Sprints On Dirt Series Rookie of the Year for the top finishing driver who has previous sprint car experience, but ran their first season with Sprints On Dirt.

Andrew Scheid will be honored as The Perfit Corporation Sprints On Dirt Sprint Car Rookie of the Year for the top finishing driver who is a first-year sprint car driver.

The XYZ Machining Crew Chief of the Year and the XYZ Machining Sportsman of the Year will also be announced and honored at the banquet.

2017 points money consists of the season championship point fund, the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge, the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan, and the Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash. The top 5 finishers in each of the 3 season mini-series will also be recognized at the banquet.

The MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge, SOD’s original mini-series included races at Baer Field Motorsports Park, Thunderbird Raceway, Merritt Speedway, and Crystal Motor Speedway. A BLC race was rained out twice at Manistee County Fairgrounds and not rescheduled. Steve Irwin won the championship, followed by Thomas Schinderle, Gregg Dalman, Chris Jones, and Robert Bulloch.

The King Engine Bearings King of Michigan series was contested at Hartford Speedway and won by Chad Blonde, followed by Steve Irwin, Gregg Dalman, Thomas Schinderle, and Ryan Ruhl.

The Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash series was run at Butler Speedway and Thomas Schinderle took the championship over Joe Swanson, Chad Blonde, Jay Steinebach, and Steve Irwin.

Everyone is invited to attend the banquet. Tickets are $35.00 per person and must be purchased by October 30th. For full banquet information and to order tickets, go to https://goo.gl/UnnXJV

Would you like to sponsor a trophy? Call 734-309-RACE (7223) or email director@sprintsondirt.com for more information.

For more information about Engine Pro go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Season Sportsman & Crew Chief Sponsor), Jim Coffey & Son Plumbing & Heating. In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Posts Victory and Taylor Adds Two More Titles for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Oct. 6, 2017) - Inside Line Promotions driver Tony Bruce Jr. produced the lone feature victory for Team ILP last weekend.

Bruce Jr. scored his first triumph of the season on Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during the Ralph Henson Memorial with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

Other Team ILP competitors with a top-five finish include:

Seth Bergman earned a runner-up result at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on Saturday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Derek Hagar placed second on Saturday at I-30 Speedway with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

Zac Taylor recorded a second-place finish on Saturday at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., to wrap up the Blood Sweat and Tears/Colorado Alliance Tour championship along with the International Motor Car Association Colorado State title.

Dominic Scelzi netted a fifth-place result on Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., during the Fall Nationals.

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2017 -

Jack Dover - 8 (Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on May 6 and May 13; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 27 and Aug. 25; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 1 and June 3; Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on June 13 and Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on June 17); Derek Hagar - 8 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on March 4; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 29; Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on July 2; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 15; Double X Speedway in California, Mo., on July 23; Boyds Speedway in Ringgold, Ga., on Aug. 18 and Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Ga., on Aug. 19); Kerry Madsen - 7 (Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Feb. 11; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 12, June 2 and Sept. 2; Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7 and July 8 and Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on July 13); Zac Taylor - 7 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on May 13, Aug. 27 (twice) and Sept. 9 and I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on June 3, June 17 and July 15); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 6 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 22, June 17 and July 22; RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, on May 26; Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on June 3 and South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Aug. 19); Giovanni Scelzi - 5 (Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on May 5; Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on May 13; Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., on June 3; Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 10 and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Aug. 18); Sammy Swindell - 5 (Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark., on June 9; Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., on July 29; Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on Aug. 26 and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on Sept. 21 and Sept. 22); Zach Blurton - 3 (U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., on April 27; Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on July 28 and Rooks County Fairgrounds in Stockton, Kan., on Aug. 18); Caleb Helms - 3 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on March 24; Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, on March 25 and Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Sept. 3); Johnny Herrera - 3 (Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 18 and Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., on March 31 and April 1); Austen Wheatley - 3 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on March 31 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on May 20 and Sept. 3); Seth Bergman - 2 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on May 6 and Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on July 21); Tommy Bryant - 2 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on March 25 and Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on Aug. 18); Chase Johnson - 2 (Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on June 9 and Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on June 17); Travis Rilat - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20 and BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on June 17); Dominic Scelzi - 2 (Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on June 24 and Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, on July 25); Marshall Skinner - 2 (Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on May 26 and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on May 31); Trey Starks - 2 (Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., on April 30 and Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on July 7); Kevin Swindell Racing - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15 and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, on June 22); Josh Baughman - 1 (Double X Speedway in California, Mo., on July 9); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Aug. 25); Ryan Bowers - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on Sept. 9); Tony Bruce Jr. - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 30); Rob Chaney - 1 (Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on July 29); Dylan Cisney - 1 (Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on May 19); Zane Hendricks - 1 (Flint Creek Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on July 28); Alex Hill - 1 (Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada on May 19); Danny Lasoski - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 24); Zane Lawrence - 1 (Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas, on April 28); Anthony Miller - 1 (Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., on Feb. 18); Joshua Shipley - 1 (Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., on Sept. 16); and Channin Tankersley - 1 (Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, on June 16).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inside-Line-Promotions/151474394906077

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING LOCKED IN CLOSE POINT BATTLE HEADING INTO FULTON SPEEDWAY NEW YORK RETURN:

The Larson Marks Racing team returns to New York this weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Shane Stewart and the No. 2 team will compete at Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway on Saturday.

FULTON LAST YEAR: In Larson Marks Racing first visit to Fulton Speedway, Stewart qualified 10th and finished third in his heat race. The Bixby, Okla., native started the 30-lap feature from 10th and passed four cars on the opening lap. The first caution of the night came on Lap 2, and Stewart restarted sixth, before advancing to fourth when the field went back to green. Another caution came out just before the halfway mark of the race and he slipped back to fifth on the restart. In the closing laps of the race, Stewart made a couple of runs at the fourth position but ultimately scored a fifth-place finish.

POINTS BATTLE: Stewart is currently in a back and forth points battle with Daryn Pittman for the fourth spot in the World of Outlaws Championship point standings. After last weekend at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn., Stewart currently sits fifth in the point standings, 36-markers behind Pittman.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson and driver/entrepreneur Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. Larson will be at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend to compete in the fourth NMECS race of the post season and Marks will be competing with the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Series at Road Atlanta for the 20th Annual Petit Le Mans.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Lee Stauffer of York, Penn., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Dennis Christ of Fredericksburg, Penn.

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Saturday night's race at Fulton Speedway, Larson Marks Racing will be back on track Saturday, October 14 at Port Royal (Penn.) Speedway for the Nittany Showdown.

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

STATS: RACES: 79 FAST TIME: 11 WINS: 9 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 30 TOP-10 FINISHES: 55

 

 

Kyle Offill 16th at Fall Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: Putting a tough Friday night behind him at the Fall Nationals, Kyle Offill and the Team KO group came out on Saturday night and went toe-to-toe with some of the regions best and finished 16th in the 40-lap feature event.

“Friday night was an off night for our team,” Offill said. “I didn’t time in to well, and I had some steering issues in our heat and we ended up in the C,” Offill said. “Brad Goebel, and my Dad worked hard Saturday night, and we had a pretty good car and were able to come away with a good finish on a rubber down track.”

Saturday night at the 25th Annual Fall Nationals finale, Offill kicked things off by timing the Ochoco West/Boise Cascade/Reliable Lumber backed No. 2K machine in seventh quickest in his qualifying flight.

Lining the Country Builders Construction/Maas Brothers Powder Coating/Offill Family farms machine up on the front row of his heat race, Offill was up to the task at hand as he was able race his way into the 40-lap feature event.

Lining up 11th in the feature event, Offill would battle around the extremely slick Silver Dollar Speedway surface looking to secure a spot in the Top-10. A windy night caused for abrasive track conditions and the Silver Dollar Speedway would start to take rubber.

With a few other drivers getting to the rubber before the Tracy, CA youngster was able to find it, he would lose a few positions as laps clicked off. Getting to the rubber, Offill would find himself back in the 16th spot as he raced with Geoff Ensign and Justyn Cox.

Trying a few things outside the rubber, Offill was unable to make any grip to gain any positions so he would get in line and take the checkered flag in the 16th spot.

“It was a good learning experience to get on a track like that and be forced to move around and find the groove,” Offill said. “It wasn’t the result we wanted, but like I said, Brad gave me a really good car and we had some fun.”

Team KO Racing would like to thank Ochoco West, Boise Cascade, Reliable Lumber, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, TMAC Motorsports, Offill Family Farms, Golden State Lumber, Inc., California TrusFrame, Lord & Sons, Inc., B&S Hacienda Auto Body, Country Builders Construction, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, HRP, Taco Bravo, and Bacchetti Hay Service for their support this year.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 31, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 7

ON TAP: Kyle Offill and Team KO Racing will take a couple of weeks off to prepare for the 24th Annual Trophy Cup that will take place Oct. 19-21st in Tulare, CA.

 

 

Hendricks Battles Adversity at Belle-Clair During Knepper and Meents Memorials

Inside Line Promotions - BELLEVILLE, Ill. (Oct. 5, 2017) - Zane Hendricks fought adversity throughout the Knepper and Meents Memorial races at Belle-Clair Speedway last weekend with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets Series.

The action, which was co-sanctioned with the POWRi West Midgets Series, got off to a foretelling start on Friday.

"A guy spun out right in front of me," Hendricks said of his heat race. "I had nowhere to go. That bent the front axle and ended my race."

The DNF in the heat race forced Hendricks to start 12th in one of the B Mains.

"I was able to get up to about sixth when the Jacobs Ladder broke," he said. "The car didn't handle well after that and I fell back a position or two."

Saturday night got off to a solid start as Hendricks led approximately the first half of his heat race.

"Then there was a caution and a bit of miscommunication," he said. "They came over the RACEiver during the caution and said, 'spread them out and shut them down.' I'm not sure if that's just a National tour thing, but it sounded to me like they were calling a red so I pulled it out of gear. Apparently they were just calling a yellow so I had to restart at the back."

Hendricks' fifth-place heat race finish placed him in the eighth starting position for one of the B Mains.

"I was working my way toward the front when I got sandwiched between two cars on a restart and had to go to the back again," he said. "I just couldn't catch a break this weekend. It was also frustrating because we had closed the gap to 60 points in our race for Rookie of the Year. But after this weekend we fell back to about 190 points behind."

Hendricks ranks fifth in the POWRi West Midget Series championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 29 - Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill. - Heat race: DNF (3); B Main: 8 (12).

Sept. 30 - Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill. - Heat race: 5 (1); B Main: 8 (8).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneHendricks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hendricks_zane

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Vacuworx

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"Vacuworx has been helping us since I started racing," Hendricks said. "Their support has been incredible and without them I wouldn't have the opportunities I do."

Hendricks would also like to thank CK Power, Shorty's Machine Shop, BP Fab, Esslinger, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Walker Performance Filtration, Eagle Motorsports, Intruder Chassis and Outlaw Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Reutzel to the Rockies

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (October 5, 2017) – With one more weekend before heading to Little Rock for I-30 Speedway’s $15,000-to-win Short Track Nationals, Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team make the trek to the Rockies for a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events this weekend.

Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team will take to Calhan, Colorado’s El Paso County Raceway on Friday and Saturday before hightailing it back to Arkansas.

Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited team come off a rocky outing at I-80 Speedway’s Midwest Fall Brawl in Greenwood, NE, last Saturday night.

“It was more of the same for us at I-80, luck has never gone our way there,” Reutzel says.

After working into the top ten on a rubbered up surface, a popped tire in the closing laps cut the night short.

After climbing from ninth to sixth in heat race action that Reutzel describes as, “It was one-lane racing,” Reutzel started second and finished second in his qualifier to start 14th in the feature event aboard the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance machine.

Mired seven rows deep, rubber came into play in short order.

“It rubbered up on the second lap,” Reutzel recalls. “We worked up to tenth, then blew a right rear with two to go.”

The crew hustled to make the quick tire change and seemingly had Reutzel ready to rejoin action. But with no push truck to be found, Reutzel was left as spectator for the final rounds.

“We got the tire changed before the one-to-go and the yellow light was still on, but there wasn’t a push truck to be found,” Reutzel explains. “My guys tried to push me out there, but they wouldn’t let us even though we were ready in time.”

Reutzel looks for fortunes to turn at this weekend’s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour double at Colorado’s El Paso County Raceway.

2017 Quick Stats: 70 races, 6 wins, 24 top-fives, 37 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Calhan, Colorado’s El Paso County Raceway 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 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.

 

 

Sammy Swindell Seeks Short Track Nationals History

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 5, 2017) – For more than a decade, Hooks, TX, National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Gary Wright stood alone as the only four-time winner of I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals.

That changed last year though, as Sammy Swindell added his fourth event triumph to match the fourth STN crown that “The Texan” captured a dozen years earlier in 2004.

Next week, Slammin’ Sammy will try to become the first five-time winner of the $15,000-to-win COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires atop the high-banked, ¼-mile clay oval in Little Rock, AR.

Following a Wednesday night Test ‘N Tune session, the action gets fast and furious with two full nights of qualifying action on Thursday and Friday (October 12-13) and then Saturday’s (October 14) STN championship finale. While the winner of the 30th Annual Short Track Nationals will pocket $15,000, each STN championship feature starter will earn at least $2,000. More than $100,000 in prize money will be doled out over the course of the weekend.

Both the Thursday and Friday cards will feature a full slate of heat races, qualifying races, “B” Mains and “A” Main with the top three from each night locked into Saturday’s STN championship finale. Saturday’s card will include STN Showdowns, “C” Mains, “B” Mains and the championship feature event.

Sammy Swindell picked off his first STN triumph in the early years of the event, topping the third edition in 1990 when it was a 410-ci tilt. Swindell’s next STN triumph didn’t occur until 21 years later in 2011.

In the interim, Gary Wright ran up STN totals that may never be rivaled including triumphs in 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2004. Along with his four STN victories, Wright also posted 14 overall top-fives and 18 top-tens along with five preliminary feature wins. No other driver has put up double-digit top-fives with only Terry Gray (13) and Tim Crawley (10) reaching double-digits in top-tens.

In recent years, Swindell has put together a string of strong STN efforts with wins in alternating editions of the event since 2011. Swindell picked off crown number three in 2013 and then added his fourth last year after the 2015 edition fell victim to Mother Nature.

Once again driving the Rains No. 3 entry, Swindell sets his sights on an unprecedented fifth Short Track Nationals triumph when action fires off next Thursday night at I-30 Speedway.

Drivers entering by the pre-entry deadline of Friday, October 6, will receive a free pit pass for Thursday through Saturday. Pre-entry is $150. Entry fee for those entering after October 6 is $250 with no driver pit pass. Entry forms are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2017STNFlyer.pdf.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

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

The When: October 12-14, 2017, following a Wednesday, October 11, Test ‘N Tune session.

The Entries: Entry forms are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2017STNFlyer.pdf. Entry is $150 if entered by October 26, or $250 after October 6. Entries submitted by October 6 receive one free driver pit pass for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Checks, money orders and cashier’s checks are accepted and may be mailed to I-30 Speedway c/o Tracey Clay, 13219 Interstate 30, Little Rock AR 72209, made payable to Tracey Clay.

The Format: All competitors will be eligible to compete on either or both of the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights (no split field) after a Wednesday night Test ‘N Tune.

The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Pack’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event.

The balance of the field will be aligned in Saturday night heats according to their top qualifying night score. Additional points will be awarded in Saturday heats to set the balance of the Saturday night feature lineups.

While the STN finale offers a minimum of $2,000 to each starter, “B” Main non-transfers earn $700 for first non-transfer, $650 for second non-transfer and $600 for remaining non-transfers while “C” Main non-transfers earn $500 for first non-transfer, $450 for second non-transfers and $400 for remaining non-transfers.

Top non-transfers from Saturday night “C” Mains (2 or 3 depending on number of “C” Mains) move on to the “Red Shirt Dash” in honor of Lanny Edwards. The “Red Shirt Dash” will pay $500, $100, $100, $100, $100, $100.

The Past Winners:

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Tickets: Advance tickets for all three nights (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) are on sale for just $55 if paying cash or $57 if paying via PayPal or credit/debit card.

Day of show prices are $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card.

Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $2 on Thursday and Friday and then $5 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card.

To order tickets in advance or for more information, check online at www.i-30speedway or call the track at 501-455-4567.

Pit passes are $15 on Wednesday, $35 on Thursday and Friday and then $40 on Saturday. Driver pit pass for Thursday/Friday/Saturday is included in the $150 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

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

 

 

Two Marquee Events Coming LIVE to TheCushion.Com in October

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the month October upon us, TheCushion.Com is excited to announce that two of the biggest 360 races of the season will be featured LIVE on the website late this month.

“We are excited to bring fans around the world Flag to Flag LIVE coverage of the 30th Annual Short Track Nationals in Little Rock, AR October 12th – 14th, and the Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA October 19th-21st,” T2 Digital’s Ian Marvuglio said. “Both events take place at extremely racy tracks, and both are events that draw entrants from all over.”

First up will be the 30th Annual Short Track Nationals that take place at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, AR. Over the years the STN winners list has turned into a who’s who list of the sport and the field is shaping up to be another deep one.

Saturday night’s feature event will boast $15,000 to the winner and the three-day affair has built up over $100,000 in purse money. Some of the contenders slated to attack I-30 Speedway include Tim Crawley, Aaron Reutzel, Paul McMahan, Sammy Swindell, Willie Croft, Sam Hafertepe, Jr and many, many more.

Five short days after the checkered falls in Little Rock, AR, TheCushion.Com will start rolling in Tulare, CA at Thunderbowl Raceway for the 24th Annual Trophy Cup. The Trophy Cup has morphed into one of the countries most sought out wins and it comes in part to the format.

While most races do event points to line up the feature event and then the race winner is the champion, the Trophy Cup is truly a race within a race. Points are the name of the game from Thursday through the checkered flag, and with a 20-invert in the Saturday night feature event, fans have a chance to see the fastest drivers all week come from the back of the pack as they chase the Trophy Cup championship and the cool $20,000 that comes along with it.

Like Short Track Nationals, the Trophy Cup will feature the strong contingent from California including Kyle Hirst, Cory Eliason, DJ Netto, Tim Kaeding, Rico Abreu, Bud Kaeding, Willie Croft, defending champion Shane Golobic, amongst many more and will also feature a strong group of travelers including Paul McMahan, Joey Saldana, Danny Lasoski, Terry McCarl, Tim Crawley, and a host of others.

The Short Track Nationals has a 3-day viewing pass available for just $59 for our VIP and Premium members, and is available for $65 for our general members. Single nights passes for Thursday and/or Friday are available for $19.75 for our Premium and VIP members and $21.99 for our general members, while Saturday’s finale is just $25.99 for our Premium and VIP members and $28.99 for our general members.

The Trophy Cup also offers a three-night viewing package for $69 for our VIP and Premium members while our general members can purchase for $79. Thursday and/or Friday single night programs are available to our VIP and Premium members for $23.99 and to our general members for $26.99, and Saturday’s finale starts out at $28.75 for VIP and Premium members, and goes for $31.99 for our general memebers.

Remember, part of the unique thing about Trophy Cup is it acts as a philanthropy for the Bay Area Make –a- Wish Foundation, and part of the proceeds go to the foundation.

THECUSHION.COM- Launched in 2013, TheCushion.com strives to become Open Wheel racing’s destination website for Live Pay-Per-View race broadcasts, and Video On Demand coverage. With over 1000 videos strong and growing weekly in our On-Demand library, look for Knoxville Raceway LIVE weekly PPV as well as a host of other marquee events in 2017!

STAY CONNECTED: Be sure to visit www.thecushion.com to sign up for your membership package, and catch up on all of the latest action. Be sure to connect on Twitter by following @WatchTheCushion, and giving us a like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/watchthecushion.

 

 

Cody Lamar Gets Off To Good Start at Fall Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking to Silver Dollar Speedway for the Fall Nationals last weekend, Cody Lamar’s weekend would get off to a good start but unfortunately it would end on the rough side.

“We got off to a good start on Friday night and raced our way into the Dash, but I made a mistake in the feature and we slipped back, and our weekend really went the wrong direction in a hurry after that,” Cody Lamar explained.

Timing the A1 Septic/Joe Hunt Magnetos/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 9L entry in seventh quickest in his qualifying flight on Friday night, the Sacramento, CA driver would capitalize on a front row starting position in his heat race.

Picking up the win, Lamar would advance into the eight-car dash where a seventh place finish lined him up in the fourth row of the 30-lap feature event. On a racy Silver Dollar Speedway surface that did have some tricky spots, Lamar would work in the Top-10 during the opening rounds of the event.

Slipping back to 12th, Lamar would continue to run well as he battled with some stiff competition on the ¼ mile bullring. With seven to go, Lamar would get into a hole that had developed in turns three and four and it would force him to the back of the back where he would go on to finish 19th.

After getting into the hole, Lamar’s Saturday would not improve as a tough qualifying effort saw him tag the back of the C main. When that race came to life a pile up ensued in front of him, and with nowhere to go he would get in on the action and his weekend would get cut short.

“We had a little bad luck in the Friday feature, and it seemed to follow us into Saturday night,” Lamar said. “I have to thank Clark, and everyone that worked hard all weekend,” Lamar added. “Hopefully it works out and we can get to Petaluma on Saturday night and get a good run in.”

Cody and his team would like to thank A1 Septic, Joe Hunt Magnetos, and NAAKE Suspension for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-26, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 4, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Cody is hopeful to be in action on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA.

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World of Outlaws only appearance of 2017 in Oklahoma around the corner at Salina Highbanks Speedway on Oct. 21

SALINA, Okla. — October 5, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will make their only stop of the season in Oklahoma on Saturday, October 21 for the Twister Showdown at Salina Highbanks Speedway. The event will mark the fifth consecutive year the series will visit the ultra-high-banked, three-eighths-mile and the sixth time overall.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has contested 75 A-Feature events at six tracks in the state of Oklahoma, dating back to the series inaugural season of 1978. A total of 25 drivers have won with the series in the Sooner State.

Steve Kinser, the 20-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, is the winningest driver with the series in the state of Oklahoma, amassing 19 A-Feature wins in his legendary career. Sammy Swindell, the three-time Outlaws title winner, has 12 A-Feature triumphs in the Sooner State over the years.

Hall of Famer Brad Doty scored his first-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win in Oklahoma at State Fair Speedway in Oklahoma City in 1983. Fellow Hall of Famers who have won in the Sooner State with the Outlaws include: Doug Wolfgang, Bobby Davis Jr., Mark Kinser, Ron Shuman, Danny Lasoski and Jac Haudenschild, who will be in action in this year’s edition of the Twister Showdown.

Four drivers who hail from Oklahoma have won with the series in their home state. Andy Hillenburg, from Broken Arrow has a pair of wins, while Danny Wood, Daryn Pittman and Shane Stewart each have one. Stevie Smith, who is originally from Pennsylvania, but has called Broken Arrow home for many years, was victorious twice in his adopted home state with the Outlaws.

Among the Oklahoma natives set to compete on October 21 at Salina Highbanks Speedway are Pittman, the 2013 Outlaws champion, who hails from Owasso and drives for Kasey Kahne Racing and Shane Stewart from Bixby, who drives for the Larson Marks Racing team, which is co-owned by Kyle Larson. Pittman won at Salina last year, while Stewart was victorious at the three-eights-mile in 2015.

Pittman, who picked up his first win of the season in early August, has earned three wins and is currently fourth in points. Stewart has won eight races this season, including four over the course of the last month and a half. The veteran driver is currently fifth in points, 36 markers behind Pittman.

Brady Bacon, the reigning USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series champion, who hails from Broken Arrow, is also expected compete against the Outlaws at Salina Highbanks Speedway. Bacon finished sixth at the track last year, which marked his best finish in three career starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Salina.

Leading the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series into Salina Highbanks Speedway will be eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, who drives for Tony Stewart Racing. Salina Highbanks Speedway is one of the few tracks on the circuit that Schatz has not won at in his career.

Also in action at Salina Highbanks Speedway will be Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Jason Johnson, rookie Sheldon Haudenschild, Kraig Kinser, Logan Schuchart, Jason Sides, J. Haudenschild, Kraig Kinser, Greg Wilson, Jacob Allen, Clyde Knipp and rookie Brent Marks. A strong contingent of “invaders” is expected including Kerry Madsen and his brother Ian Madsen as well as R.J. Johnson.

Tickets for the Twister Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Salina Highbanks Speedway on Saturday, October 21 can be purchased online at: slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling 815-344-2023.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

New York State of Mind

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 4, 2017) – For the past eight years, the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series has made a late-season stop in New York in conjunction with NAPA Super DIRT Week. For Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz and the TSR Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team, the timing has been just right.

Schatz, the driver of the TSR No. 15 Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J, has finished first or second in six of the eight October starts in the Empire State including four consecutive wins. The eight-time and reigning WoO champion will look to move that number to five in a row Saturday night when the Outlaws return to Fulton Speedway, where last October Schatz led the final 23 laps of the 30-lap A-Feature.

The TSR team will be making their third trip to New York in 2017, but are still looking to complete their first night of competition. In May, they traveled to Weedsport Speedway, but persistent rain washed out the program during heat race action. The second venture into New York in July at Ransomville Speedway was also forced to be rescheduled when rainy weather continued throughout the night. The good news is following Saturday’s race at Fulton the Outlaws will return to make up both the Weedsport and Ransomville races next weekend.

Following last weekend’s runner-up finish in the 55th annual Williams Grove National Open at the historic half-mile, dirt oval, Schatz will tackle the 3/8-mile dirt oval where he first came out victorious in July 2006. The win was his fifth career victory in New York and 45th WoO A-Feature of his career during his initial championship season with the Outlaws. Last October, he raced past Danny Deitrich on lap eight and raced away to secure his second triumph at Fulton and 228th of his WoO career. Saturday, he’ll be looking to earn his 15th career WoO A-Feature in New York and 248th overall.

In his 10th season driving for TSR, Schatz is chasing his ninth WoO title. With 10 races remaining, he holds a 114-point advantage over Brad Sweet. In each of his previous three championship seasons, Schatz has been victorious in New York at least once. In 2014, he was triumphant at Rolling Wheels Raceway in October and during his epic 31-win 2015 campaign, he won at Weedsport in May, at Lebanon Valley in July and Rolling Wheels in October. Last year, he was a winner at Weedsport in May and Fulton in October.

Schatz and his TSR crew of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti have been consistent throughout the 2017 WoO campaign winning a series-best 18 races and finishing in the top-10 67 times in 74 races. The results have been similar for Schatz during in his previous five starts at Fulton. In his debut in 2005, he charged from 18th to finish sixth. His two victories in 2006 and 2016 sandwiched finishes of ninth (in 2010) and second (in 2014).

RACE NOTES

Saturday at Fulton Speedway, the pit gates and grandstands will open at 4 p.m. EDT. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. More details are available by calling at (315) 593-6531, or by visiting fultonspeedway.com.

Race fans unable to attend Saturday’s race 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 Craftsman Sprint Car Series races on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Schatz, TSR and the No. 15 Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J throughout the campaign on the web and social media. More information can be found at www.TonyStewartRacing.com, www.textronoffroad.com, www.arcticcat.com and www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg. Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Textron Off Road: Facebook atwww.facebook.com/TextronOffRoad/ or on Twitter and Instagram @TextronOffRoad

Arctic Cat: Facebook at www.facebook.com/arcticcat.snow/ or on Twitter and Instagram @ArcticCat_atv @ArcticCat_Snow

Curb: Facebook at www.facebook.com/CurbRecords or on Twitter and Instagram @CurbRecords.

Ford Performance: Facebook at www.facebook.com/FordPerformance or on Twitter and Instagram @FordPerformance.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance J&J:

The season is down to only 10 races and it’s time for your annual October trip to New York this weekend. Looking back at your previous results indicate you and your TSR team have been successful late in the season. What’s been the key to being able to finish strong?

“The biggest thing at this point in the year is that you know time is running out on the season. Your opportunities to race are getting numbered. We start each season knowing we have almost 90 nights to go out and do what we love. You get to October and you can count on your hands the number of races left. We’ve been fortunate to be in the thick of the championship battle for most of the past 10 seasons and it’s kept all of us motivated to win as often as we can late in the year. That’s a reflection of (car owner) Tony (Stewart) and this Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team. The guys have worked hard all season going back to last December when the preparation was going into the year. Rick (Warner), Scuba (Steve Swenson) and Brad (Mariscotti) do an incredible job and they want to win more than any group that I’ve ever been around. That usually shows when we come to New York late in the year. We set pretty high expectations and that starts with winning races. We only have 10 more chances left and I know we are going to do everything we can to be in a position to try to get as many as we can.”

When the Outlaws schedule started to include an October date around Super DIRT Week in 2009, you had a really good run of finishes at Rolling Wheels. Last year, they moved the event to Fulton and you continued your winning ways. What’s the biggest difference between the two tracks?

“They are two completely different tracks. I loved racing at Rolling Wheels. It was one of the biggest tracks we raced on with the Outlaws during my 21 years out here. We had some great nights of racing there and always seemed to unload and be fast. The surface made for some great racing where you had a lot of speed, but also had to be able to maneuverer through the corners. It’s a fun place and hopefully, we’ll get to go back there. Fulton on the other hand is more of a traditional short track. Good banking in the corners and a place where you can get some momentum as well. The TSR guys have a good package for it too and hopefully, we’ll be able to put ourselves in a good position late in the night there on Saturday.”

 

 

Brent Marks battles through National Open; Fulton visit ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, PA (October 4, 2017) - Brent Marks’ maiden voyage with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is nearing completion. Less than a dozen dates remain on the 2017 schedule, and with the next few events within commuting distance of his Central Pennsylvania race shop, Marks will get an opportunity to catch up on some much needed rest and relaxation.

Fulton Speedway in Fulton, New York, is next on the Outlaw trail. The Super Dirt Week special event will host the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Saturday, October 7; the first and only visit to Fulton Speedway in 2017. Marks is certainly no stranger to the Empire State venue during World of Outlaws competition, capturing a top-ten finish during his visit in 2016. The “Myerstown Missile” will enter the weekend 11th in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series standings, earning 19 top-ten finishes to date.

“It’s easy to be excited about going back to a track where you’ve been successful,” Marks said. “We had a great run at Fulton Speedway last year, so naturally, we’ll head back there with a positive attitude. We are always working to improve, so I don’t think a top-five is out of the question.”

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year contender is coming off of a four-race stretch at the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Complete with four main events in three days, the Champion Racing Oil National Open was the main attraction, highlighted with the $50,000-to-win, National Open finale on Saturday, September 30. When the dust settled on Saturday night, Marks had earned four main event starts, finishing as high as 11th, but no worse than 18th; a feat accomplished amongst a field of the nation’s finest.

“The National Open is one of the toughest events in the country. With something that special close to home, I was thankful just to be a part of it,” Marks explained. “We had the opportunity to race in front of all of our families and supporters. We were just shy of a top-ten finish on a few nights, but racing with that level of talent, just making the show can be a big challenge. I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish.”

Marks’ 11th place finish occurred during the National Open preliminary main event on Thursday, September 28; he finished 12th during the $50,000-to-win finale.

To view the entire World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule, visit the Greatest Show On Dirt live on the Web at www.woosprint.com.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com.

Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks, https://twitter.com/brentmarks19?lang=en and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

New Brent Marks Racing merchandise is now available and can be found online via www.brentmarksracing.com. Apparel is also available on the road and can be found in the David Gravel/Muddy merchandise trailer.

2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22.

2017 Highlights: Qualified for first World of Outlaws main event as a full-time traveler during DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, February 17. Finished eighth during World of Outlaws A-main at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Finished ninth with WoO in Stockton, California, on Saturday, March 25. Earned pair of World of Outlaws top-ten finishes at Devil’s Bowl (TX) Speedway on Friday/Saturday, April 14-15. Earned unsanctioned Port Royal win on Saturday, April 22. Finished sixth against WoO at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana. Finished tenth at 81 Speedway near Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, May 6. KSE Hard Charger Award winner at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, May 13, by charging 20th to 12th. Finished 10th at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19, during Morgan Cup preliminary main event. Tenth during New Egypt (NJ) Speedway appearance on Wednesday, May 24. Finished 11th at Knoxville (IA) Raceway on Friday, June 9. Finished eighth at River Cities (ND) Speedway on Friday, June 16. Drove from 15th to eighth at West Liberty Raceway in Iowa on Friday, June 23; KSE Hard Charger Award. Finished 10th at Dakota State Fair (SD) Speedway on Saturday, July 1. Finished sixth during Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on July 11. Earned pair of KSE Hard Charger awards at Eldora Speedway during Kings Royal weekend (July 13,14). Finished 23rd during $50,000-to-win Kings Royal A-Main on July 15. Finished fourth after starting 15th at Hartford (MI) Speedway on Friday, July 28. Finished tenth at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, July 29. Qualified for the 2017 Knoxville Nationals B-main. Scored 15th top-ten finish of the season Sunday, August 20, at the Nodak (ND) Speedway. KSE Hard Charger at the Black Hills Speedway (SD) on August 25. Moved forward from 23rd to finish eighth at Calistoga (CA) Speedway on Friday, September 15. Charged from 22nd to finish eighth at Eldora Speedway during Four Crown Nationals weekend (September 22).

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park) 2017: Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway, non-sanctioned) WoO Wins: N/A WoO Top-10s: 19 WoO Top-5s: 1

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including – Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply. Secondary Sponsors: Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Wolfrun Landscapes, KC Automotive, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC. Product Sponsors: Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Diversified Machine Inc, Smith Precision Products, TQ Fiberglass, Highlands Powersports, Wings Unlimited, PAC Springs, Roadrunner Racing Fuels – VP, KSE Racing Products, ERK Steering, TiLube, and Classic Ink USA.

 

 

Hagar Wins Heat Race and Race of Champions During Ralph Henson Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 4, 2017) - Derek Hagar produced a strong performance throughout a busy night at I-30 Speedway last Saturday during the Ralph Henson Memorial.

Hagar kicked off the ASCS Mid-South Region event by maneuvering from third to win a heat race, which earned him the most points out of any driver.

He duplicated that success during the Race of Champions as he powered from third to claim the victory.

"The past champions of the race were in a last-minute deal," he said. "It paid $250 to win. We used it as a test session. We tried some different things and it worked pretty good for us. We got by Dale Howard coming to get the white flag and pulled off the victory.

"After the Race of Champions they had the stock car feature and then the top six in passing points (from the heat races) had a dirty draw. The low point man draws first. After the night we had showing good speed I had a feeling we'd be starting on the third row. The first one that was pulled was the No. 5 and someone gave that to me so I started fifth in the dash. I got up to second and was gaining on the leader and ran out of laps. We showed some good speed and had good car control."

The charge from fifth to second place in the dash lined Hagar up on the outside of the front row for the 25-lap main event.

"I took the lead a couple of laps in," he said. "I was driving my own race and searching around not knowing if anyone was catching me. Once we got to traffic it was tough because the track was so dusty. You couldn't see anything. I was more timid than I should have been. That allowed Tony Bruce Jr. to get to me and he made a couple of charges on the bottom. We had a restart and I went to the bottom, but Tony got around me on the outside. He chose a better line than me."

Hagar led most of the feature before falling to a second-place result in the closing laps. The runner-up result was his fourth top five of the season at the track and his 26th top five overall.

Hagar is slated to compete this Saturday at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., with the USCS Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 30 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (3); Race of Champions: 1 (3); Dash: 2 (5); Feature: 2 (2).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 8 wins, 26 top fives, 30 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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

 

 

White Ready to Make Debut in Colorado This Weekend With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (Oct. 4, 2017) - Harli White has one more new state to add to her 2017 experience and it will come this weekend.

White will compete in Colorado for the first time ever this Friday and Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan for the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"I'm really excited to get on a new track," she said. "It looks pretty fun. Hopefully we can get some good racing on it. I think going to new places helps me adapt to different situations faster. Everything about each track is so much different. It's just all learning. I can't learn enough."

White raced last Saturday with the ASCS National Tour at I-80 Speedway, where she placed fourth in her first heat race before advancing from ninth to seventh in her second heat. She ended fourth in a B Main to narrowly miss a transfer, but was able to use a provisional to start 24th in the main event.

"We had a fueling issue all night that really hurt us," she said. "We had a good handling car, but with the motor not running to its full potential it put us back. I hate that we had to use a provisional, but it's great that we had that option so I could get more laps around that track. Unfortunately, it took rubber early so we weren't able to learn a lot. I pulled off about halfway through the main because I didn't want to waste our equipment."

White picked up a handful of positions to finish 20th. She continues to rank ninth in the ASCS National Tour championship standings with nine races remaining on the schedule.

"Our focus is to continue to learn as much as we can and build momentum going into the offseason," she said. "This has been a crazy year being on the road full time. I've learned so much and our team has grown so much. I want to continue to soak up as much as I can so that whenever we return to some of these tracks we have notes and knowledge to start the night."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 30 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race #1: 4 (2); Heat race #2: 7 (9); B Main: 4 (2); Feature: 20 (24).

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 12 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., for the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL -

White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at http://www.harliwhiteracing.net/shopping/ .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc.

Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., is an oilfield truck hauling business located in Lindsay, Okla.

"Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., which is owned by my dad, has been going for 20-plus years," Harli White said. "My dad works very hard. He is my main sponsor so I can't thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., enough for the enormous support."

White would also like to thank The Mower Shop, The Body Works, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Mesilla Valley Transportation, Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., Nattress Construction, C.R.A.S.H. Enterprises, Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

Joshua Shipley Earns Top-Five Finish After Year-Long Break from Non-Wing Sprint Cars

Inside Line Promotions - PEORIA, Ariz. (Oct. 4, 2017) - Joshua Shipley returned to his roots last Saturday after not racing in a non-wing sprint car for more than a year.

It didn't take him long to get the feel of things as he ended the night with a fourth-place finish at Canyon Speedway Park with the NAPA Desert Sprint Car Series.

"My weekend was a lot better than I had expected," he said. "My car has been sitting for a year and I hadn't raced non-wing in a year. It took a little bit to get us running well, but we got it figured out."

Shipley started fourth in his heat race and finished second. That made him the fifth qualifier for the night. A six-car inversion placed him and his younger brother, Kyle Shipley, on the front row of the feature.

"After all of the years we've been racing, we got to start on the front row of a main event together," Joshua Shipley said. "We knew it was going to be one heck of a battle between us and we definitely had some good, hard racing for the first five laps."

Stevie Sussex got around the both of them before Shipley's brother broke a front end, moving Joshua Shipley into second place. He remained in that position until a green-white-checkered restart.

"I went into turn one and felt the car lean way over," he said. "I hit a rut and bounced pretty high into the air and lost a spot. Going into turn three, the car did the same thing. It turned out I had a right rear shock go dead on me."

Shipley crossed the finish line in fourth place. After having such a long break since his last non-wing race, Shipley was extremely pleased with the outcome.

"It was a lot of fun," he said. "My winged sprint owners and crew came out to support me, which was really nice. We also had Hendrickson Construction come on board and help us out this weekend so I've got to give a huge thanks to them, too."

Shipley will be back in a winged sprint car this Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the 2nd annual Lealand McSpadden Classic with the ASCS Southwest Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 30 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 4 (2); Feature: 4 (2).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., 2nd annual Lealand McSpadden Classic with the ASCS Southwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ShipleyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShipleyRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Joshua-Shipley-Racing-151739011703080

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transportation is one of the largest transportation providers in Western Texas and New Mexico. The company specializes in time-sensitive service between major manufacturing areas in the United States and Canada and the borders of Mexico. For more information, visit http://www.M-V-T.com.

"Mesilla Valley Transportation and Royal Jones have been partners the past couple seasons with Verville Motorsports," Shipley said. "We are all glad Royal decided to help us out again for the 2017 season."

Shipley would also like to thank The Race Shack, Christie Grading & Paving, Up Front Signs, Aero Panache Aircraft Detailing, Smiley Crane Services, Catalina Drywall, 488 Web Designs and Ti22 Performance for their continued support.

 

 

Run What You Brung wraps up 67th racing season at Fremont Speedway

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

Contact: Rich Farmer

fremontspeedway@yahoo.com

FREMONT, Ohio – Wings on a dirt truck? Huge side boards on a stock car? You can run all of that at Fremont Speedway Saturday, Oct. 7. “Run What You Brung” wraps up the 67th season at “The Track That Action Built” on Fremont Auto Parts/NAPA Night.

“Modifieds, stocks, late models, dirt trucks….all of them are welcome to compete. You can modify the bodies; add wings, side panels…what ever you want as long as it’s safe. There are no individual classes for this. We want everyone to come out and have fun for one last race,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter.

All entries will qualify one lap. The top 20 qualifiers will be in one feature, the next 20 qualifiers in another feature and the rest in another feature. Each feature will have a separate purse.

“If you win the C-main you can give up your winnings and go to the tail of the B-main. If you win the B-main you can give up your winnings and go to the A-main. You could see features with stock cars, late models, modifieds and dirt trucks all together,” Farmer said.

There will be no sprint cars in competition Saturday.

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

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Podium at Plymouth to cap the IRA Season

10/4/2017

The final night of the 2017 IRA Sprint Car Season took place at the Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday night in Plymouth, WI. This was the 29th race of the season for the IRA series and the third visit to the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds. After setting quick time in qualifying and charging his way to a heat race victory, Scotty Thiel would work his way to a respectable third place podium finish capping off the 2017 IRA Season.

31 cars were on hand Saturday night in the Sprintacular event at Plymouth. Scotty was the fourth car out to qualify and that started out a little rough. Thiel jumped the cushion coming out of turn four and spun the car as he saved it from hitting the wall. He was trying to stop before the line to get regrouped to make two good laps but the transponder triggered the starting time. So, after getting restarted, Thiel would have one lap to make it count and he did just that. With an 11.757 lap time it was Quick Time on the night! That would place Thiel to start in the fourth position in the first heat race event. As the field took the green, Scotty began his charge forward. He worked his way into the third spot quickly but a red flag came out shortly after. On the restart, Thiel charged around the top side of the track and moved into second position. A few laps later he would slide his way into the lead and capture the heat race win! During the redraw, Thiel drew the number five starting position for the 30 lap main event. The field went green for the main event. Thiel was stuck down on the bottom side of the track for the first few laps of the race and lost several positions. A caution came out shortly after which helped get the field bunched back up. On the restart, Thiel jumped to the top of the track and began to make forward progress. He worked his way into the third position with only ten laps to go. He battled for the lead for a couple of laps as heavy lap traffic began to play a factor but was unable to get enough momentum to make the pass for position. After 30 laps, Thiel would cross the finish line in the third position. “I’m a little disappointed in myself for that one. We started off really strong tonight and I felt really good for this main event. I was on the bottom of the track way too long and it costed me a lot of ground early on. Once we got back up to the top three it was just so hard to gain any ground. I thought maybe we had a small chance in traffic to get back up there but just didn’t have enough drive off the corners to make it happen. Overall though it was a solid night for this team. Great year actually. I can’t thank these guys enough for all of their hard work to get us where we are right now. We worked really hard all year and our consistency improved which was one of our biggest goals.” Scotty commented after the race.

Next on tap is this Saturday night for the STM team. They will make another visit to the Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, IL on Saturday night.

STM would like to thank all of their marketing partners for all of their support in the 2017 season. They encourage everyone to check out these fine businesses and support those who support racing!

Professional Plating Inc:

Conveniently located employer in Brillion, WI; Professional Plating has been in business since 1979 with a facility over 200,000 sq. ft. to meet and exceed your expectations of supplying Class A coatings to all sorts of recreational and production customers. PPi serves customers with needs of power coating, zinc plating and e-coating! You can see their work on the web at www.proplating.com or give them a call at 920-756-2153 to discuss your next project!

Scott Thiel Builders:

Since 1985, Sheboygan, Wisconsin based Scott Thiel Builders has been in the new home building and remodeling industry serving clients all over the central lake shore counties of Wisconsin. Our outstanding reputation speaks for itself through our skilled craftsman who strive for perfection to create a masterpiece you have dreamed about. Attention to detail is used in a variety of ways at Scott Thiel Builders because we not only strive to achieve excellence on each project we work on but to also be attentive to our client and make sure they experience the best possible service through the entire building process and the years to follow. Check out what Scott Thiel Builders can provide for you today at www.scottthielbuilders.com!

Wm W. Meyer & Sons / Meyer Racing:

Today, Meyer & Sons, Inc., is a world leader in the manufacture of dry bulk material processing equipment, pneumatic conveyors, dust collectors, insulation blowing machines and vacuum collection systems. By continuing Bill Meyer's tradition of developing innovative machinery and committing to the highest standards of quality, craftsmanship and customer service, the company he founded in 1933 has continued to grow steadily into its second, third and now fourth generation of family ownership. Meyer Mission Our mission is to exceed your expectations as the preeminent manufacturer of exceptionally high quality, innovative and intelligently engineered equipment. We concentrate on providing you with value-added solutions whether you are looking for system components for air process/bulk material handling systems, or are a residential contractor or professional air duct-cleaning provider. Meyer Vision Our vision is to position Meyer as the foremost manufacturer of system components for air process/bulk material handling systems, insulation removal vacuums/blowing machines for those involved with residential insulation needs, and air duct cleaning equipment for professional residential and commercial cleaning services. Every decision that we make today is based on a long-term growth strategy that includes hiring decisions, training programs, and impeccable customer service. Check out what Meyer can offer you today by checking out wmwmeyer.com!

Schartner Stone:

Schartner Stone is the premier stone provider located in the Door County area of Wisconsin. They provide a wide range of stone for almost any application. Located in Brussels, WI, Schartner Stone can help provide material for your next dream home or your next landscape project and all areas in between!

Complete Water Inc:

Complete Water Inc specializes in Rentals, Iron Filters, Well Inspections, Salt Delivery, Sales, Drinking Systems, Complete Well Systems, Bottled Water, Reverse Osmosis, Irrigation & Sprinkler Systems, Well Systems, Well Pumps & Pressure Tanks, Rheem, MacClean, and American Standard. Contact Complete Water for any of your water needs!

SixFour Promotions:

SixFour Promotions is a motorsports marketing company driven toward promoting motorsport events and helping drivers/teams seek potential marketing partners. From marketing proposals to full event promotions, SixFour Promotions knows what it takes to have complete marketing success. To learn more about what SixFour can offer you, look them up on www.facebook.com/SixFourPromotions

VMS Motorsports:

VMS is a family business established in 2007 and has evolved into one of the leading suppliers of rod ends and radius rods in the racing industry worldwide. From Midgets to Modifieds, Legends to Late Models and everything in between, VMS Motorsports has you covered. Individualized customer service ensures that every one of our customers gets the right piece for their application. VMS Motorsports always keeps a full inventory on hand even through the off-season. This, coupled with our Monday-Saturday shipping, ensures that VMS Motorsports gets you back on track…FAST. If you are in the market for Rod ends, radius rods and many other racing products, check out what VMS Motorsports has to offer by checking them out online at www.vmsmotorsports.com!

Hepfner Racing Products:

For well over a decade, Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) has led the industry in innovative designs and manufacturing technology. From a wide range of racing components to a full line up of trailer accessories, HRP offers a large variety of items for virtually every form of motorsports. HRP is also the manufacturer of Streeter Super Stands, the original and genuine home to kart racing's Big Foot and Stacker Stands as well as a very popular lineup of full kart racing pit & trailer accessories and kart stands. We are proud to design, manufacture, package and ship all of our products from our Hartford, WI USA facility. To learn more on what HRP can offer you, check them out on the web at hrpracing.com!

Keizer Wheels/K2W Precision Inc:

We at K2W Precision Inc have dedicated ourselves to producing a wheel of the highest quality. Holding both weight and strength as our engineering focal points, we produce many wheels which are both competitive and affordable. Our Keizer wheel parts are cold spun with U.S. aerospace quality aluminum to meet precise tolerances. Our double spun, cold, drawn parts in combination with our unique and protected heat treat processes give us our perfect part. All wheel components are made from 6061 T6 cold forged Billet and are CNC machined to specs. Our magnesium components are cast by experienced US aircraft casting suppliers, before in house CNC work begins. Lastly, we feel we have the finest service a custom racing shop can offer. All questions are welcome. We invite you to be our satisfied customer. We are the “Keizer” of the racing wheel world.

King Racing Products:

King racing products was founded by Blake & Brock Robertson in Visalia Ca. in 2007. King Racing products is a racer run company as all that are involved have some attachment to motorsports. The constant attention to detail and high quality products are what make King Racing one of the most respected brands in the industry. When the first aluminum chips hit the floor in the spring of 2007 it was the start to a new beginning. King Racing started with 1 CNC machine and a lot of ambition and dreams. The King Racing product line started with 10 items and today it consist of over 300.Over the past 9 years King Racing’s core values consist of quality products, superior customer service, product safety, product strength and making racing affordable. The Robertson’s are dedicated to the motorsports industry and want King Racing Product’s legacy to continue for many years.

QTM Brakes:

Innovations in braking since 1999 has led QTM to be one of the top brake companies in the business. >From open wheel, off road, late model racing and street vehicles, QTM provides a wide range of brakes and accessories for all applications. Their innovated technology allows the brakes to be the best in the business and the stopping power is incredibly noticeable to drivers in all platforms. Check out www.qtmi.com for more information!

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.

Torsion Bar Rate:

Torsion bar testing has been around as long as the bar has. There are many different ways to test bars, but they all have the same goal.... to compare one bar to another and give the results in a numerical value (PSI, FORCE POUNDS, RATE). This is good, but can be hard to understand. We simplify this process. The numbering system we use is standard to the torsion bar industries. During our test sessions, data is collected and stored in our software, which then calculates it to a torsion bar size that everyone can understand. We have found 1025 bars that test between a 1012 and a 1036 bar. Our test services take away the guesswork. We provide you with a TORSION BAR RATE. Check out www.torsionbarrate.com for more info!

Rhey Graphics:

Rhey Graphics will take your next project over-the-top. We can supply you with the creative edge that's become a necessity in today's competitive marketplace. So whether it's a logo design, vehicle graphics, brochure, or full-color banner, we can handle your project from start to an outstanding finished project.

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

 

 

Lawrence Caps NCRA Sprint Cars Bandits Series Season With Top-10 Result

Inside Line Promotions - KILGORE, Texas (Oct. 4, 2017) - Zane Lawrence earned another top-10 finish last Saturday at LoneStar Speedway during the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Series season finale.

"The pill draw killed us again this weekend," he said. "We just have tough luck with it, but we did have a fast race car throughout the night."

Lawrence advanced from fifth to fourth place during his heat race to open the night.

"We started farther back in the heat race than we would have liked to," he said. "It was pretty hard to pass in the heat race and that carried on into the feature."

Lawrence took the green flag from the outside of the sixth row in the A Main. He maneuvered to a ninth-place result, which was his 19th top 10 of the season.

"We had a good car, but it was just so hard to pass in the feature," he said. "The leader was on the high side making passes left and right, but everybody else was stuck to the bottom trying to maintain."

The top-10 result wrapped up a third-place finish in the championship standings for Lawrence, who also recently recorded a runner-up finish in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings.

"It's been a great season for our team," he said. "We battled for two championships and finished in the top three in both. We're moving in the right direction and have a lot of momentum going forward."

Lawrence will take the next couple of weeks off before he will return to action Oct. 20-21 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44 th annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 30 - LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 9 (12).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 1 win, 10 top fives, 19 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 20-21 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44 th annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneLawrenceRacing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Zane-Lawrence-Racing-1770208319967876/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Keizer Racing Wheels

K2W Precision, Inc. is located in a small Dutch rooted community, which is spread across the flat rich farmland plains of Northwest Iowa. "Keizer," a Dutch word with a translated meaning of "Emperor" or "Empire," was chosen as its products call sign to distinguish its presence among competitors. Keizer Aluminum Wheels has prided itself on building an empire based on performance and engineering and backed by service. This has and will remain to be the backbone of the company's success. For more information, visit http://www.KeizerWheels.com.

"Keizer Aluminum Wheels really are the best in the business when it comes to great products and customer service," Lawrence said. "They make wheels that are affordable for the racers. They're the only wheel product that we've ever used, even in micro sprints. I can't thank them enough for their support and reliable products."

Lawrence would also like to thank Lawrence Towing, WR Roofing, B&B Automotive, Pediatric Eye Specialist, Astro Titanium and Mark Burch Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Mingus Adds Jensen Towing to New Team in 2018

Inside Line Promotions - HURON, Ohio (Oct. 4, 2017) - Kevin Mingus would like to welcome Jensen Towing of Greenwich, Ohio, to his new 305ci sprint car team.

Mingus competed the past two years with the Kurt and Martha Huber owned 305ci sprint team on dirt tracks in Ohio. When the Hubers announced they were scaling back their racing next year, Mingus and his family put a plan together to purchase the team and run it themselves in 2018.

"Kurt and Martha are like grandparents to me and I can't thank them enough for believing in me and supporting me," Mingus said. "Now my family is going to take over running the team and I couldn't be more excited."

Besides owning the team, Mingus recently got married and his new wife, Marissa, is listed as the team owner.

"Marissa has dove into this sport head first," he said. "She's already working on t-shirts and hats and getting our social media up and running. My dad is back as the crew chief and he's excited to get going on the cars. It will fun doing this as a family again."

As plans are being made for 2018, that family atmosphere is already taking shape as Mingus has added a new sponsor in Jensen Towing.

"John and Kim Jensen are my wife's uncle and aunt," he said. "About seven or eight years ago they actually helped my sister out when she put her car in a ditch. I'm so thankful they are helping us out and I want to help spread the word about their business as well."

Getting involved in racing is a new venture for Jensen Towing.

"We're excited to get to learn the sport and support Marissa and Kevin," Kim Jensen said. "We look forward to meeting all the teams and fans."

Mingus said the new team is busy making room in the shop for the car.

"We are keeping the car we ran this past year," he said. "We are very comfortable with that car. We blew a head gasket late in the year and the motor was sent back to Griff's for Caleb and Gary to look over. Griff's has been with us since 2009. We're working on getting more of the financial pieces in place and are actively looking for more marketing partners."

Mingus noted that the team plans to compete weekly at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, as well as with the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series in 2018.

"Our sponsors will get exposure to thousands of area race fans each week," he said. "Race fans are very loyal to businesses that support racing and we will work hard to make them all proud."

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 4 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 17 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kevin-Mingus-Motorsports-149334941749104

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinMingus

Snapchat: Kevinoz10

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Jensen Towing in Greenwich, Ohio

"We will work hard to help Jensen Towing grow and gain new customers," Mingus said. "I'm thankful to have Kim and John involved with our team and help continue that family spirit."

Mingus would also like to thank Huber Machine Werx, DB3 Imaging, Mid-America Chemical Corporation, Apple Girl Art, Jamie and Austin Neel, Hillbilly Rod Shop, Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rental, K1 Race Gear and FK Rod Ends for their continued support.

 

 

Late Models, 305 and 360 Sprints and Modifieds Up Next at 81 Speedway!

Park City, Kansas – October 4, 2017 - While racing action has come-to-a-conclusion, the 2017 race season schedule for 81 Speedway is far from complete as huge night of action is set to take place on Saturday night, October 14th. On the card will be the United Rebel Sprint Series 305’s, Oil Capital Racing Series 360-ci two-barrel sprints, Sooner Late Model Series and modifieds.

For the first time in the tracks history, the Kansas based URSS competed at the speedway back over Memorial Day weekend as part of the inaugural “Sprint Car Maynia.” Thirty-four drivers took part in race action that was won by Moore, Oklahoma’s Chris Kelly. This event will pay $1000 to win. Find out more about the URSS by accessing their website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com.

The Oklahoma based OCRS also took part in “Sprint Car Maynia” as well and with twenty-five sprint cars on hand, Jamie Passmore of Pryor, Oklahoma took home the victory. Learn more about the OCRS at their official website www.ocrs.net.

The Sooner Late Model Series will make their inaugural appearance at the speedway. In the midst of their second season, the Sooner Late Model Series defending champion is Mark Harrison of Enid. Harrison also won the now-defunct National Championship Racing Association sport modified championship in that series final season. Crate late models will be allowed to run this event and must utilize crate late model rules – no mixing or matching of rules. This event will pay $750 to win, $125 to start with a $25 entry fee. For official rules go to www.soonerlatemodelseries.com.

The tracks modified division will also be in competition.

Grandstand tickets are just $15 for adults ages 12 and up while children ages 11 and under will be admitted into the grandstands for free. Gates will open at 5:00 PM with race action scheduled for 7:00 PM. More race information can be found on the tracks official website www.race81speedway.com or call the speedway office (316) 755-1781.

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports closes 25th anniversary season on high note
(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) October 4, 2017 – Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team completed their 25th season of competition with a strong fourth-place A-main showing in the 2017 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing and Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car finale Saturday, Sept. 30, at The Plymouth Dirt Track on the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds.
With a stellar field of 33 PDTR/MSA 360 Sprint Cars signed in, Pokorski lined up on the outside of the front row of the second PDTR/MSA heat race. The 2014 MSA Masters Series champion outpowered polesitter Chris Clayton to seize the lead in turn two of the opening circuit.
Pokorski then proceeded to open up a half-straightaway cushion over Clayton, which he maintained throughout the 10-lap event en route to his second heat race victory of the 2017 season.
The impressive heat race run gave Pokorski the third starting spot in the PDTR-MSA A-main with former PDTR-MSA champions Kurt Davis and Danny Schlafer lined up ahead of him on the front row and newly crowned 2017 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Brandon McMullen to his right in the fourth starting position.
Pokorski was running fourth behind Davis, Schlafer and McMullen when the first caution flag of the race flew on lap 4,. On the ensuing restart, Davis and Schlafer collided in turn two to bring out another caution, which relegated both drivers to the rear of the field.
After restarting second, Pokorski dropped to fourth when Ben Schmidt and Kevin Karnitz both slipped by before Dick Kaiser mounted a charge to work past Pokorski two laps later. The West Bend driver spent the majority of the race locked in a duel with Justin Miller for fifth place.
As the laps wound down, Pokorski found his groove on the dry, slick track to hold off Miller for the position. With two laps to go, Pokorski reeled in Dick Kaiser to take over fourth place in the running order.
Pokorski then held on secure his sixth top-five A-main finish of the season as Brandon McMullen claimed the victory to wrap up the 2017 PDTR 360 Sprint Car title and his third straight MSA championship.
“The car was just about perfect in the heat race,” Pokorski said. “We tweaked a few things for the main, but didn’t tighten it up enough. We were afraid the track would take rubber earlier and we didn’t want to go too far.”
After being hampered by bad luck and mechanical gremlins during first few months of the year, which forced him to race the team's backup car in several events, Pokorski rallied over the second half of the season to place ninth in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car point standings and seventh in the MSA points rundown.
In 21 PDTR/MSA events, Pokorski posted one A-main victory (May 27), two heat race wins, six top-five A-main finishes and 12 top-10 A-main showings.
“I’m happy with the way the second half of the season went,” Pokorski said. “We’ve been running well lately, and I’m really sorry that the end of the season is here. I can’t wait for next year. We don’t have any major changes planned. Our goal is to work hard and be as prepared as possible.”
The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2017 season include: Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Christel Sign, Tisler Salvage Inc. and The Cawley Company.
For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com.
Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Novak’s Service Center
Pokorski Motorsports will like to acknowledge the support of long-time sponsor Novak’s Service Center of Manitowoc, which is celebrating its 45th year in business in 2017.
Novak’s Service Center is a locally-owned, two-bay auto repair center, which has been serving customers in the Lakeshore area since 1972.
Located at 1320 Washington St. in Manitowoc, Novak’s Service Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To schedule an appointment, call 920-684-5737 or visit www.novaks1320.com.
Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.
For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com or call 920-323-7970.
2017 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
FINAL STATISTICS

Total Events - 22
MSA events – 21
IRA events - 1
A-Main Victories - 1
Top Five A-Main Finishes - 6
Top 10 A-Main Finishes - 12
Heat Race Victories - 2

 

 

Jeremy Campbell Motorsports celebrates SEVENTH 81 Speedway Championship!

10/4/2017 - September 30th the Jeremy Campbell Motorsports team clinched their 7th Championship, and 2nd consecutive Auto Craft Race of Champions event at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas. “This is our home track, and we always like to win in front of the local fans,” Campbell said. “Our car counts around here may be down, but the guys racing here every week are getting better and better and hopefully we are keeping things exciting.”

With only one points event left in the 2017 season, the team is still focused on repeating their 2016 success and winning the October 7th Salina Speedway NCRA event. Campbell is currently leading the point battle over defending champ Don Droud Jr.

Extra dates have also been added to 2017 schedule, after the conclusion of points racing, and more details will be released soon. These dates include a visit to Dodge City Raceway Park with the World of Outlaws October 27th and 28th.

Thank you for your continued support of Jeremy Campbell Motorsports. For more information visit www.jeremycampbell.net or find us at Facebook.com/campbell10c.

 

 

Fall Nationals Frustration For Andy Gregg

PETERSEN MEDIA: One week after seeing some engine changes pay off during the Nor Cal Posse Shootout, Andy Gregg left the Fall Nationals scratching his head after a frustrating weekend.

“I went into the weekend looking forward to racing after what we figured out last week,” Andy Gregg said. “I’m still not sure what plagued us in Chico. We changed everything under the sun and still seemed to have issues.”

Friday night kicked off the 25th Annual Fall Nationals in Chico, CA and with 57 cars jammed into the pit area, Gregg timed the GUTS/Angius and Terry LLP/Capitol Ace Hardware backed No. 16 machine in ninth quickest in his time trial group, missing the inversion ever so slightly.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, the Diamond Springs, CA resident would end up pulling off after just two laps with something amiss and would regroup for the ‘B’ Main.

Gridding the field from the front row of the semi, Gregg’s machine still was not at 100%, but he would do what it took to transfer into the feature as he finished third and kept his night alive.

Starting 23rd in the feature event, Gregg would grab a couple of positions on an early restart as he shot up to 18th in the running order. Unable to really get going as he continued to try and assess what was going on with his machine, Greg would stay in the back of the pack until pulling off the racing surface on the 25th lap.

Working hard Friday night and Saturday morning, Gregg returned to action for the Saturday finale where he would time in 13th quickest on this night. Credited with an 11th place finish in his heat race, Gregg would make his way to the semi where his weekend with come to a close with a ninth place finish.

“One of my crew guys said it best and that is ‘our way is the hard way’, and that pretty much sums up our weekend and our season,” Gregg added. “I really have to thank my guys and everyone that pitched in to try and help us diagnose our problem. We will do some homework and hopefully have this figured out before Trophy Cup.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, Angius and Terry LLP, Capitol ACE Hardware, Ice House Resort, CTL Forest Management, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Broadband Agreements, Russo Insurance, Kelly Moore Paints, Cal Pro Paint and Construction, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, and MF Inc. for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Gregg will take the next two weeks off before returning to action for the 2017 Trophy Cup that takes place in Tulare, CA October 19th-21st.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-22, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-7

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

 

 

Qualifying Hampers DeCaires and Dale Miller Motorsports at Fall Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Traveling to Silver Dollar Speedway for the first time in 2017 to take part in the Fall Nationals- A Tribute To Stephen Allard, Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would find themselves in early holes during both nights of action after time trials.

With a loaded field of cars checked into the pit area for the 25th Annual Fall Nationals, DeCaires would time the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Thompson’s Auto Center/RedHawk Casino backed No. 4SA machine in 16th quickest in his qualifying flight.

Lining up eighth in his heat race on a locked down surface early in the night, the Elk Grove, CA native would finish seventh, which placed him in the 12th row of the B Main with only four drivers moving into the feature event.

From his sixth row starting position, DeCaires would get up on the wheel as he drove like a man possessed. Carving his way forward, DeCaires would come up short on a transfer but impressed as he worked his way up to sixth.

Making some adjustments after night one, the team returned to action on Saturday night hoping for improvements. Timing in 12th quickest in their flight on this night, the NAAKE Suspension/A.R.T. Speed Equipment/King Racing Products machine would line up in the sixth starting position in heat race number two.

On a racy surface early in the night, DeCaires would battle with Kyle Hirst and Justyn Cox for the final transfer into the feature event. Amongst the three-horse race to the finish, DeCaires would be on the outside looking in as he finished seventh.

Taking the green flag from the ninth starting spot in the semi, DeCaires would again move forward as he fought hard for a spot in the Tribute to SA feature. Fighting for the fourth and final transfer position with Cody Hodgson, DeCaires would come up just short as his fifth place finish in the semi would end his weekend.

Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic, Thompson’s Auto Center, RedHawk Casino, NAAKE Suspension, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, King Racing Products, Smith Titanium, Amerikote, Motion Media Wraps, Hangtown Sheet Metal & Fabrication, Vortex Wings, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Frank’s Auto Body Shop, El Dorado Hills Landscape, Anrak Corporation, and Wesmar Racing Engines for their support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 21, Wins- 2, Top-5’s-9, Top-10’s-14

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will take a couple weeks off before returning to action for the 24th Annual Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA Oct. 19-21.

 

 

American Hot Rod Celebrity at Champion Oil Booth During SEMA

(Clinton, Mo / 10.04.17) Duane Mayer, reality TV personality and renown hot rod builder, will be signing autographs and promote his successful “American Hot Rods” business during the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas at the Champion Oil booth # 24223.

Duane began building hot rods with Boyd Coddington in 1985 upon his arrival to Orange County. Duane took a hiatus from Coddington’s, working with Chuck Lombardo at California Street Rods and then opening up a shop of his own.

A little over a decade later, Duane found himself back with Coddington, embarking on the new adventure of reality TV. The reality series “American Hot Rod” ran on the Discovery Channel from 2004 to 2008 while Duane was shop manager, affording the opportunity to build several innovative cars such as “Alumatub”, a ’61 Impala Bubbletop, ’63 Chevy Corvette Stingray, ’42 Woodie, and, most notably, “CadZZila” for ZZ Top.

With the unparalleled knowledge that comes from working with the industry’s best and a passion for custom car builds, Duane stepped out onto his own in 2009 with the opening of American Hot Rods in Wisconsin, now one of the up-and-coming premier hot rod markets. He continues to establish himself throughout the custom-built and hot rod community, taking joy in doing the work that he loves.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, commercial and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Oils call 800-821-5693 / 660-890-6231 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

ONLY AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY. . . . .

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON HILL RACING SERIES TO CLOSE OUT SEASON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 4, 2017) – Frighteningly fast race car drivers, spookily-strong racing machines, and a haunting Halloween trick-or-treat celebration – that’s what is on tap for fans attending Grandview Speedway’s ‘Triple Thunder Thriller’ 2017 Modified racing finale on Saturday, October 14 with the green flag falling at 6 PM. The rain date is Sunday, October 15 with a 5 PM starting time.

NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents Mods at the Madhouse – the conclusion of the 28th season of Thunder action – featuring the popular Halloween Party, is a full-show with three divisions of racing action including a Big-Block vs. Small-Block Modified challenge Traffic Jam, the Sportsman division, and the MASS Sprint Cars.

The main event, a 40 lap Modified Traffic Jam ‘Spooktacular,' includes a sizable $5,000 top prize, and pays handsomely through the full-field of competitors with a $1,000 payday for a tenth-place finish, and $500 to start the feature.

There is no entry fee and no track/series license required to compete in this event.

A special rules package is offered as a ‘treat’ to the region’s competitors, with both American Racer and Hoosier tires allowed for competition, and either Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engines permitted.

The popular Sportsman division is also on the card, competing for a $1,300 top prize for 25-laps of competition on ‘the hill.’ A loosened tire rule is in effect for the Sportsman – competitors are allowed to compete on Hooser or American Racer rubber. Grandview Sportsman rules are in effect and competitors are allowed to run sail panels. Full rules are available on the Grandview Speedway website.

The MASS Sprint Cars will compete in heat race qualifying action and a 25-lap A-Main. Standard MASS club rules apply to competitors.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Haloween Party has been a staple of the Grandview Speedway schedule for over 15 years and will once again include the fan Costume parade. Race fans young and old are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween prizes.

‘Joe the Pizza Dude’ will offer up hot, delicious, and FREE pizzas to the rowdiest of race fans before the action kicks off. Make some noise when ‘The Pizza Dude’ comes around, to earn yourself a free pizza!

Fans interested in early admission can take part in our Advance Ticket program. Advanced tickets are available by calling 443-513-4456, where you can leave a message with your name, contact number, and the number of tickets you would like. Tickets may be paid for, and picked-up at the Grandview Speedway Will Call window on race night after 3:00 PM. Advanced ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30 PM a full half-hour before General Admission tickets go on sale.

General Admission ticket pricing for Saturday, October 14 is $25 for adults, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids 5 & Under are FREE! Pit Area admission is $35, and a license is not required.

The Pit gates open at 2:00 PM, Advanced ticket holders can enter at 3:30 PM, General Admission gates open at 4:00 PM and the first Green flag flies at 6:00 PM. In the event of rain, Sunday, October 15 will be the rain date with 5 PM starting time.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

Grandview Speedway

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

 

 

 

BRANDON MCMULLEN REPEATS AS MIDWEST SPRINTCAR ASSOCIATION CHAMPION, CLAIMS PLYMOUTH DIRT TRACK RACING TITLE J&J Auto Racing Teams Win In Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio & Wisconsin

McKENZIE, Tenn. (October 4, 2017) – J&J Auto Racing’s Brandon McMullen wrapped up the final weekend of September in a big way as he claimed the Midwest Sprintcar Association (MSA) Series championship, the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (PDTR) 360 Sprint Car Series track title and sealed it up with a PDTR feature event win at Sheboygan County Fair Park in Plymouth, Wis., on Sept. 30. Coming away unscathed following a crash involving the race leaders, McMullen took the lead on lap 11, survived several restarts and used traffic to his advantage to earn his 12th career PDTR victory and his 17th MSA career triumph. The title marked McMullen’s third consecutive MSA Series championship.

Sam Hafertepe, Jr., also grabbed a big weekend victory as he took the checkered flag in American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) National division competition at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on Sept. 30. The victory marked the Texas native’s 16th triumph on the 2017 season.

Cap Henry was also a winner on Sept. 30 as he picked up his third win of the year against a stout Sprints On Dirt (SOD) Series field at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich. Following Henry to the line was J&J Auto Racing driver, Ryan Ruhl, who picked up a second-place finish.

Matt Foos posted a win in 305ci Winged Sprint Car competition at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway on Sept. 30. The victory was his first of the 2017 season.

Jake McLain wrapped up J&J Auto Racing’s weekend win effort with a victory in Carolina No Bull Sprint (CNBS) Series action at Harris (NC) Motor Speedway on the same night, his second on the year.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team victories for the weekend of September 30, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES 9/30/17 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. I-80 Speedway/NE ASCS National

9/30/17 Cap Henry Berlin Raceway/MI SOD

9/30/17 Brandon McMullen Sheboygan Cty. Fair/WI PDTR Series Champion MSA Track Champion PDTR

9/30/17 Matt Foos Fremont Speedway/OH 305ci Division

9/30/17 Jake McLain Harris Motor Speedway/NC CNBS

Bert Wojcik from Pennsylvania, was selected as the winner of the September #WinWithJ&J Twitter photo contest this week, as J&J Auto Racing selected his tagged photo from the collection. Earlier this season, J&J Auto Racing announced a Twitter contest open to both race teams competing under the brand’s banner as well as the public. For a chance to win a free J&J Auto Racing T-shirt, entrants must follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and post an appropriate racing-related image with J&J Auto Racing’s Twitter account tagged and using the hashtag #WinWithJ&J within the post.

A winner from tagged photos will be selected monthly and announced via J&J Auto Racing’s social media pages. All those submitting photos agree to allow J&J Auto Racing usage rights with photo credit. The contest will run through December 31, 2017. Monthly winners will be selected the last day of each month and announced accordingly.

To see a complete list of J&J Auto Racing race winners to-date, visit http://jandjautoracing.com/About/?Page=Winners

 

 

World of Outlaws to add another chapter to history at Lakeside Speedway on October 20

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — October 4, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has a deep history at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Visiting the track for the first time back in 1980, the winners list from past Outlaws event at Lakeside is a “Who’s Who” of the sport. Another chapter will be added to this rich history on Friday, October 20 as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series hits the track for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout.

A total of five drivers who have claimed World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series titles have won at Lakeside Speedway over the years. Sammy Swindell, the three-time series champion is the winningest driver with the series at Lakeside, having scored five wins over the years, with three of those being A-Feature triumphs, along with a prelim win and a non-points win. Steve Kinser, the 20-time series titlist, has three victories at the track. Fellow Hall of Famer Doug Wolfgang also won three Outlaws races at Lakeside.

Mark Kinser, who was a two-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, was victorious at Lakeside Speedway in 2002. Donny Schatz, the eight-time and defending series champion, won at Lakeside in 2015, which at the time was one of the few tracks on the schedule he had not won at.

Tim Green won the inaugural World of Outlaws race at Lakeside Speedway, back in 1980, which was the third year of existence for the series. Craig Dollansky, who is just outside of the top-10 on the series all-time win list, picked up a win at Lakeside in 2013.

Brad Sweet, who is currently second in points, won for the first time at Lakeside Speedway last year, holding off his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Daryn Pittman, who is also a past winner at Lakeside. Pittman took the checkered flag first at Lakeside in 2003.

Kerry Madsen, who is one of the “invaders” expected to challenge the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout at Lakeside Speedway on Friday, October 20 won at the track in 2014. Madsen has four wins with the Outlaws thus far in 2017.

Tickets for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on Friday, October 20 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023, as well as by calling the track office at (913) 299-9206 and at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Carrick Charges To Back-To-Back 16th Place Finishes with POWRi Series at Belle Clair Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Battling with the Lucas Oil POWRi Midget Series over the weekend at Belle Clair Speedway, Tanner Carrick would overcome heat race adversity both nights as he raced his way from the back of the pack to record 16th place finishes both Friday and Saturday night.

“We had issues in our heats both nights, and it relegated us to the ‘B’ mains both nights,” Tanner Carrick said. “My guys gave me a great car and both nights we came from the middle of the ‘B’, and finished 16th in the features.”

Friday night saw Carrick line the TRD/Curb Records/Spike Chassis backed No. 71k entry up on the front row of his heat race. Jumping out to the early lead, Carrick looked strong out front. Clicking off good laps, the Lincoln, CA pilot would make a mistake and it would result in him spinning his machine out and forfeiting the top spot.

Finishing fifth in the heat race, Carrick would have his work cut out for him as he would line up eighth in his ‘B’ Main. With a strong Keith Kunz Motorsports machine underneath him, Carrick had his elbows up as he was able to race his way into a transfer position and move into the feature event.

Lining up 23rd on the field, Carrick would continue to have to pass cars, as he was able to make up ground in the finale. Working in traffic with some tough cars, Carrick would fight forward to record a 16th place finish at the stripe.

Saturday night saw Carrick kick his night off by lining up in the second row of his heat race. Getting off to a good start again, Carrick’s heat race misfortune would show up again as he would be caught up in a wreck, which relegated him to a sixth place finish and put him in the last row of his ‘B’ main event.

Just as he did on Friday night, Carrick put on a show in the semi. Not to be denied on this night, Carrick would surge to the fourth and final transfer spot as he punched his ticket back to the feature event where he again would take the green flag from the 23rd starting position.

On the small confines of Belle Clair Speedway, Carrick again was able to make some moves in dense traffic. Working his way through the field, Carrick would end Saturday night just as he ended Friday night and that is with a 16th place finish.

“Some misfortune in the heat race on both nights really changed our weekend’s outlook,” Carrick added. “I really have to thank everyone at KKM for all they do for me night in and night out.”

Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank TRD, Curb Records, IPC, Walker Performance Filtration, Cemex, CVC, and Shell Shock for their support.

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will venture home this weekend as he is slated to pilot the family owned sprint car on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

Ian Madsen 13th at National Open

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his first trip to Williams Grove Speedway in some time, Ian Madsen and the KCP Racing team raced there way into the Champion Racing Oil National Open feature event and picked up a 13th place finish.

“It was good to go in there and make the show,” Ian Madsen said. “I had not been there in quite a few years, and we had never been there as a team and it is a really tough place so to run like we did was a positive.”

The three-day event in Central PA kicked off on Thursday night with Madsen timing in 10th quickest in his qualifying flight. Lining the Logan Contractors Supply, Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 up in the third row of his heat race, Madsen would record a fourth place finish and lock into the opening night feature event.

Lining up 16th in the feature, Madsen was focused on running well and accumulating event points that played into Saturday night’s program. Having a tough time getting going, the St. Marys, NSW driver would close the opener out with a 19th place finish.

Back to the famed ½ mile facility on Friday night, Madsen would get off to a better start on this night as he was able to time the Bobcat/Kline Electric/Greenland Homes No. 18 in sixth quickest in time trials before racing to a second place finish in his heat race and earning a spot in the Dash.

Finishing eighth in the Dash after starting seventh, Madsen would take the green flag for Friday’s feature event from the fourth row. Holding strong in the Top-10 for the duration of the night, Madsen would battle with Jason Johnson, Kerry Madsen, and PA standout, Lucas Wolfe as the trio fought for position within the Top-10.

When the checkered flag came out, Madsen would have a great points night as he would finish in the seventh spot and be in good shape heading into Saturday’s National Open finale.

Sitting 13th in event points heading into the finale, Madsen would line up in the second row of his heat race with only to the Top-Four finishers moving into the 40-lap finale.

Battling with Freddie Rahmer for the final transfer position, Madsen would fend him off and punch his ticket to the big show where he would roll off from the 12th starting position.

Racing with the likes of Brent Marks and Lucas Wolfe, Madsen would look to crack the Top-10 as the trio raced hard with each other. Falling as far back as 16th at one point, Madsen would work his way back forward and finish 13th at the checkered flag.

“There is certainly no shame in what we did over the weekend considering the amount of laps we have there,” Madsen said. “The Grove is technical, and I was proud of the guys for working hard and keeping us in the game every time we hit the track.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Team Kline Electric, Greenland Homes, Team Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Des Moines Area Roofing, Quality Traffic Control, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Monarch’s, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-83, Wins-11, Top-5’s- 34, Top 10’s-55

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team are unsure if they will follow the World of Outlaws this weekend or the All Star Circuit of Champions.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

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Late Flat Knocks TK Out of Fall Brawl

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making one final start with Lunstra Motorsports in the 2017 season, Tim Kaeding was in position to end the year on a good note at the Fall Brawl but a late flat tire would knock him out of the second spot late in the feature event.

“We had a really fast racecar, and it was looking like we were going to end our season on a good note,” Tim Kaeding said. “We spent some time in PA the last few weeks and struggled a little, so it was good to end our year with a really fast racecar.”

Running a two heat format on Saturday night at I-80 Speedway, Kaeding got the night off to a very nice start as he picked up the win aboard the Folkens Bro. Trucking/Dammer Trucking/Mihm Trucking No. 3 entry.

Lining up at the tail end of his second heat race, Kaeding was just as fast as he put on a clinic charging his way through the field. Racing his way up to third at the stripe, TK would put the Yager Ag Supply/Matt’s Repair/East River Homes machine on the front row of the 30-lap feature event.

With the race coming to life, TK would slice and dice for the top spot with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. As the duo battled hard for the race lead, they would find traffic and add another element to the race for the lead.

A caution on the 11th lap saw Kaeding sit in the second spot, but he would have to deal with a pair of lapped cars that were between himself and the leader. With the track conditions changing, Kaeding would finally clear the second one after a lap 17 restart and begin reeling Hafertepe in.

With rubber beginning to go down on the speedway, tire wear would become a factor. Running in the second position on lap 28, Kaeding would shred his right rear tire, and his night would come to an end.

“It was a bummer way to end our season, but I have to thank Dave and Jamie Lunstra, as well as everyone that supported our team all year long,” TK added. “It was a good year in the Midwest and I am looking forward to getting back home for a little bit.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Folkens Bros. Trucking, Dammer Trucking, Mihm Trucking, Yager Agriculture Supply, Matt’s Repair, East River Homes, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Kaeding will now head home to close out the 2017 season in California.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-52, Wins-4, Top-5’s-13, Top-10’s-26

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Tim by following him on Twitter at @TKaedingracing, or by clicking over to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lunstra-Motorsports/127617420603580.

 

 

NCRA Teams with Nebraska 360 Sprint Series for Season Finale at Salina Speedway!

Park City, Kansas – October 3, 2017 - The 28th consecutive season for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division will come to a conclusion this coming Saturday night, as the tour will head to Salina Speedway in Salina. The tour will be joined by the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprint Series presented by Malvern Bank and this will be their final event for the 2017 season as well.

Former tour champion Jeremy Campbell of Wichita currently holds a slim 25-point lead over defending tour champion Don Droud, Jr. of Lincoln, Nebraska. Both drivers have one feature victory of the season.

Jon Freeman of Salina currently sits third in the standings and is looking to hold off Jeff Stasa and Forrest Southerland for the third position in final points. He sits 55-points ahead of Stasa and 110-points ahead of Southerland for that third spot.

Danny Jennings of Norman, Oklahoma currently sits sixth in the standings has one feature victory on the season but destroyed his sprinter at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool and has missed one event and will also miss this season finale.

Fred Mattox of Drumright, Oklahoma sits seventh while Jake Greider, J.D. Johnson and Jason Martin round out the top ten.

Through the nine events that have been held this season, nine different drivers have at least one feature victory. Along with Campbell, Droud, Jennings, Mattox and Martin; drivers to have reached victory lane also include Cody Ledger, Chris Morgan, Joe Wood, Jr. and Brian Bell.

The Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series will be led by current leader Ryan Roberts of Aurora, Nebraska. Roberts has one feature victory on the season and comes into their season finale with a slim 95-point lead over Seth Brahmer. Ledger, who also has two feature victories with the series, sits third in the standings while Jordan Boston, Martin, John Klabonde, Ryan Bickett, Jack Dover, Stu Snyder and Droud.

The Nebraska 360 Sprint Series has completed eleven events on the season with drivers also recording victories include Dover and Thomas Kennedy (3); Carson McCarl (2), Martin, Lee Grosz, Tyler Drueke, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. and Calvin Landis (1).

This event will pay the NCRA standard $2000 to win and $300 to start twenty-car feature finale.

All gates open at 5:00 PM with race time slated for a 7:00 PM start time. Grandstand prices are $20 for ages twelve and up.

For more information on the season finale for both the NCRA Sprint Car Series as well as race information call (316) 755-1781. Find out more by accessing the series official website www.racencra.com or their facebook page: NCRA Racing Series.

To learn more about the Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series check out their official website www.nebraska360sprintseries.com or their facebook page: Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprint Series. You may also call series president Dennis Parker (402) 677-3757.

Current NCRA Sprint Car Point Standings:

1) Jeremy Campbell 2645, 2) Don Droud, Jr. 2620, 3) Jon Freeman 2430, 4) Jeff Stasa 2375, 5) Forrest Southerland 2320, 6) Danny Jennings 2270, 7) Fred Mattox 2040, 8) Jake Greider 1865, 9) J.D. Johnson 1645, 10) Jason Martin 875

Current Nebraska 360 Sprint Series Point Standings:

1) Ryan Roberts 2020, 2) Seth Brahmer 1925, 3) Cody Ledger 1907, 4) Jordan Boston 1462, 5) Jason Martin 141, 6) John Klabonde 1370, 7) Ryan Bickett 1325, 8) Jack Dover 1309, 9) Stu Snyder 1159, 10) Don Droud, Jr., 1027.

 

 

PPM Goes To School During First National Open Appearance

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking on the PA Posse over the weekend during the Champion Racing Oil National Open, Parker Price-Miller would go to school in what was his first ever appearance at the famed Williams Grove Speedway.

“Williams Grove is a tough place, and it was an extremely talented field of cars over the weekend,” Price-Miller said. “I feel like I learned a ton, and the guys did a really good job of giving me a good car each time out. I made some mistakes and it cost us a little, but I am pleased with the progress we made.”

Thursday night kicked off the three-day extravaganza and Price-Miller got off to a great start as he timed the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Townline Variety backed No. 4 machine in third quickest in his time trial flight.

Finishing third in his heat race, the Kokomo, IN pilot would transfer into the preliminary night feature event where he would grid the field from the 10th starting spot. Showing good speed at Williams Grove Speedway, restarts were not kind to the youngster. Slipping back a couple of positions during the course of the feature, PPM close the National Open with a 16th place finish.

Taking a spot in the Summer Nationals make up feature that took place after the regularly scheduled race, PPM would get another crack at the track though it was extremely slick and rubber had gone down on the surface. Trying something since they were at the tail end of the field, Price-Miller would have a tough time gaining track position but would take the checkered flag with a 19th place finish.

Friday night brought on the second night of the National Open and Price-Miller would admittedly make a mistake in time trials that would plague the rest of the night. Timing the Agee Farms/Champion Brand Lubricants/All Star Performance backed entry in 16th quickest in his time trial flight, Price-Miller would find himself in the fourth row of his heat race.

Finishing ninth, Price-Miller would make a stop in the ‘B’ Main, where his night would come to an end with a 15th place finish. With two preliminary nights in the books, Price-Miller and Destiny Motorsports sat 24th in event points heading into Saturday’s finale.

Heat races would be lined up straight off of points, and Price-Miller would kick his night off by taking the green flag from the fifth starting spot in the fourth heat race. Needing to finish in the Top-Four to move into the National Open feature, Price-Miller would get off to a sluggish start as he finished fifth and was again bound for the ‘B’.

Taking the green flag from the seventh starting spot, Price-Miller would lose a couple of positions in the first couple of laps and the pressure would turn up. Trying to fight his way back towards a transfer, Price-Miller would end his night with a 12th place finish.

“It really is a tough place, and I am grateful I was able to get three nights in a row there to try and learn with these guys,” Parker Price-Miller added. “I have to thank Noisey, Tyler, and Jr for all of their hard work, as well as Rick and Barb Roger, my family, and all of our partners for making this possible.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Townline Variety, Agee Farms, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, CSI Race Shocks, HRP, Triple X, PPM Titanium, Chalk Stix, Wilwood, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-86, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-23.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports and Parker Price-Miller will head east again this weekend as they will be at Fulton Speedway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Parker, you can follow him on Twitter @Parker_PM9

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. – “Fall Brawler” Wins His 18th of the Season!

(Bill W) October 3, 2017 – Sam Hafertepe Jr. and the Keith Dobbs #15H team grabbed their 18th win of the season and his 15th with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series Saturday night at I-80 Speedway’s “Fall Brawl” near Greenwood, Nebraska. The win paid the Sunnyvale, Texas native $5,000. The team heads with ASCS for a two-night event this weekend at El Paso County Raceway near Calhan, Colorado.

Sam drew a starting spot in the heat inside row four Saturday. “We didn’t draw so well, and we had a tough heat,” he says. “The track was in really good shape. We had (Terry) McCarl, (Dusty) Zomer, Matt Juhl and some others in there. That made it more difficult, but we were able to get through there. It took a few laps to get dialed in, and once we were in the top three or four, we manipulated our way to second.”

A two-heat format was used, and he started fourth in the second. “It was a little tougher to get around guys in the second heat,” says Sam. “Once we fell into third, we ran down the guy for second. We passed him with about a lap to go and ended up second in that one too.”

The two heats took their toll on the 4/10-mile oval, and being the top point driver, Sam was ready on the pole. “They graded the top of the track and kind of took the cushion away,” he says. “I think they were trying to keep the track from laying rubber, but it ended up laying rubber pretty quickly. We still went to the top early. We took advantage of that and got away from Tim Kaeding early on.”

The rubber set in on the track, and Sam was in position to win. “It was down pretty good about six or seven laps in,” he says. “We had to basically manage our tires and keep them underneath us for several laps. Once we got the lead, I tried to keep the car underneath me and straight for 30 laps. That’s tough at a fast place like that. We were happy to hang on and get that win.”

It will be his first trip to Calhan this weekend. “We’ll be ready to go,” says Sam. “This is a new track for us. I’ve watched some videos. We’re trying to talk to some of the Outlaw guys that were there last year. We want to see what we can learn about that.”

 

 

Brian Brown – Grove Open Closes Great PA Campaign!

(Bill W) October 3, 2017 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team closed out a good month in central Pennsylvania with last weekend’s Williams Grove National Open near Mechanicsburg. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver picked up a pair of wins and was strong night in and night out in PA. This Saturday, he plans on running closer to home at Randolph County Raceway near Moberly, Missouri for the $5,000 to win “Outlaw Open”.

You timed in fourth quick in your group to start things Thursday at the Grove.

We started off really well. We had a split field and drew a good number. With the point system the way it was over three days, everything you do is important. Fourth quick set us up pretty good.

That put you on the front row of the heat.

We were actually pretty good. We just couldn’t quite sneak by (leader) Daryn (Pittman). On the white flag lap, they thought Jac Haudenschild was going to stop. He didn’t, but they had thrown the yellow. We had a single-file restart and I made a bad corner. Donny (Schatz) got a run on me and I wasn’t able to hold him off. That was the difference between being in the Dash and starting 11th in the feature.

You had a top ten run.

We ended up ninth. Overall, it was a decent night. We kind of scratched our heads with what could have been after the heat, but we moved on.

Friday didn’t go as well.

We didn’t start off as well on Friday. We were ninth quick in our group and fifth in the heat. We struggled in the feature and couldn’t find our groove. We finished 19th, which left us 13th in points heading into Saturday.

That left you 13th in points overall.

We started third and ran third in the heat. We started 13th in the A and fell back to 17th or 18th. We got back up as high as ninth, but we blew a tire with three to go. It was just worn out with the rubber on the track. It was disappointing not to get a top ten there. Sometimes it goes that way.

You had to rate your trip east as a success!

Overall, it was a great trip to Pennsylvania. To be able to pick up two wins and be in contention to win four or five events that we attended was great. The fans are really awesome. It was a really fun trip, and we’re looking forward to going back and seeing what we can do next year.

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Taylor Adds Two More Championships to Impressive Season

Inside Line Promotions - HOLYOKE, Colo. (Oct. 3, 2017) - Zac Taylor added two more championships to his growing résumé over the weekend.

Taylor earned his first ever track title at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., two weeks ago and with a runner-up finish at Phillips County Raceway last Saturday he picked up the Blood Sweat and Tears/Colorado Alliance Tour championship along with the International Motor Car Association Colorado State title.

"I was sweating it out this weekend," he said. "I had never competed for a championship until this year and it was nerve-racking.

"To win championships you have to be consistent, work hard and get a little luck and we did all that this year. I can't thank my mom and dad and all the sponsors and family and friends enough for all of their support."

After Friday's action rained out last weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Phillips County Raceway, where Taylor charged from sixth to a third-place finish in his heat race. That started him on the inside of the second row for the feature.

"I was right on the leader's tail the whole race," he said. "I kept pressuring him hoping he would make a mistake, but he didn't. We will take second and the championships."

Taylor is working on leasing a 360ci engine to drop in his family-owned sprint car to compete for the first time with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this Friday and Saturday at El Paso County Raceway for the Fall Nationals.

"We are very familiar with El Paso County and I have a ton of confidence going into this race," he said. "I'm excited to get more seat time behind the wheel of a 360 sprint. Hopefully this will lead to more 360 stuff next year. We will really work hard this offseason to put a motor together."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 30 - Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 7 wins, 16 top fives, 17 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., for the Fall Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

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

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"SuperClean came on board this year and helped us earn three championships," Taylor said. "They have been a huge supporter and I look forward to working with them next year."

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

 

 

Trenca Welcoming World of Outlaws to Home Turf Saturday at Fulton

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (Oct. 3, 2017) - It will be a short 20-minute drive for Joe Trenca and the Mucci Motorsports team this weekend.

The only race on the schedule is Saturday at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"We ran Fulton a few times this year with some decent runs," he said. "The thing that's nice about Fulton is you really don't know what to expect. Sometimes it's curbed up and heavy and sometimes it's really slick. That will make it even for everyone when we show up."

Trenca has competed at Fulton Speedway four times this year. He kicked off the season with a seventh-place result before ending 18th during his second race. Trenca netted a 10th-place finish in his third race at Fulton Speedway before enduring a DNF during the most recent event. If the trend continues it puts him on track for a great result this weekend.

"We have to go in with an open mind," he said. "It's the Outlaws so it's going to be tough sledding. If we can go in there and get a good time in qualifying and start in the first couple of rows of a heat race we will set ourselves up for a good finish.

"Last year we didn't make the show. We weren't very good all night. I feel like racing the 410 more this year, especially at tracks we know, should help us on Saturday and moving forward."

Trenca's career-best World of Outlaws result was a 13th-place finish.

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 11 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Weld Wheels

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"It was great to team up with Weld Wheels, which is a proven leader in premier wheels," Trenca said. "We really appreciate their support."

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, The Paladin Group, Mid Country Machinery, National Parts Peddler, Schoenfeld Headers, Fast Axle, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., FK Rod Ends, Wilwood Brakes, Pulse Racing Innovations, Curtis Berleue Photography, Seals-It, Shute's Water Systems, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Don Ott Racing Engines, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Trenca is seeking additional marketing partners to get more experience by traveling and taking advantage of opportunities in the 410ci sprint car ranks. To learn more about options to team up with Mucci Motorsports, call Joe at 315-481-6080.

 

 

Herrera Excited for Homecoming to Colorado This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (Oct. 3, 2017) - Johnny Herrera is heading to a homecoming of sorts this weekend.

Herrera will compete in the state he was born - Colorado - on Friday and Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan for the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It's kinda cool because that's where I was born, in Denver," he said. "I remember some things about Denver. I remember all the snow. I remember one time I got in trouble because I had a Doberman who would follow me wherever I would go. I had some money and went to buy candy at a store. My dog followed me in and when I left he walked through the glass door. It cut his eye up and everything. I got in trouble for that. It's cool to go back to where I was born. I was 5 or 6-years-old when we moved to Albuquerque."

Herrera said it has been nearly two decades since he's raced in Colorado.

"The last time I was there would have been a World of Outlaws race," he said. "That was probably the mid-to-late 1990s."

Herrera is coming off a solid performance last Saturday at I-80 Speedway, where he maneuvered from fifth to second place in the first heat race before ending sixth in the second heat.

"We were good in the first heat race, which put us pretty good in points going into the second heat," he said. "We ended up breaking a left front torsion stop the second lap in. That put us behind. Instead of going forward we lost spots and instead of starting toward the front of the feature we started midpack."

Herrera lined up 12th for the A Main and the track took rubber early, which made it difficult to pass.

"We had good speed and we passed a few cars," he said. "We got by (Matt) Covington once in the race, but I got too tight and missed the rubber so he got back by. Overall, it was a good race. We did what we could."

Herrera placed eighth to garner his 37th top 10 of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 30 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race #1: 2 (5); Heat race #2: 6 (4); Feature: 8 (12).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 3 wins, 18 top fives, 37 top 10s, 40 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., for the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

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"I highly recommend everyone to use ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems," Herrera said. "Not only are they extremely safe, but also are very comfortable."

Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Champion Brands, Competition Suspension Inc., Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products, CSR Garage and Heidbreder Foundation Services for their continued support.

 

 

Skinner Looks Forward to Talladega Short Track Following a Pair of Challenging Weekends

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 3, 2017) - Marshall Skinner is excited for the next race on the schedule this Saturday at Talladega Short Track, where he's enjoyed recent success.

"I've run pretty well there lately," he said. "I won a USCS Speedweek race there earlier this year and finished second there last fall. I'm looking forward to racing there again."

The USCS Series event at the bullring in Eastaboga, Ala., is the next challenge for Skinner, who has recently endured a pair of frustrating weekends.

Skinner competed in a field of 32 cars for the Ralph Henson Memorial last Saturday with the ASCS Mid-South Region at I-30 Speedway. His evening got off to a solid start with a fourth-place finish in his heat race after starting eighth. That earned a spot in the feature redraw, in which Skinner pulled the highest number - eight - to start the A Main eighth.

"I was running seventh in the feature when I got tired of following everyone else," he said. "I moved off the bottom and tried something else. Then it was like a freight train with everyone going by me on the bottom. That track's been different since they added some dirt on it about a month and a half ago. It's very unforgiving. Clean air and track position are everything."

Skinner finished 11th in the race.

The previous Saturday he competed at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., where he was in contention for a track championship. After finishing third in a heat race and starting fifth in the main event, misfortune on the race track relegated him to a 17th-place result.

"On the second lap a guy came from the top, straight across the track and hit my right rear," he said. "I never saw him coming. I did everything but turn over. It tore the car up pretty good. It was disappointing not being able to race for the title, but that's a part of racing. You just regroup and go again next week."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 23 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 17 (5).

Sept. 30 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. with the ASCS Mid-South Region - Heat race: 4 (8); Feature: 11 (8).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 2 wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marshall-Skinner-Motorsports-207879425896412/

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"Jeff and Stacy Casper of B&D Towing are super people," Skinner said. "I've known Stacy since school and I later met Jeff through work. They own one of the major towing companies in the Memphis area. I really appreciate their support."

Skinner would also like to thank Stinson's Industrial, Final Touch Auto Collision Center, Gant Concrete Pumping, J&J Auto Racing, Big Earl Farms, B&D Towing, Robert Thorne Landscaping, American Outdoor Inc., CnB Chubby, West Tennessee Expediting, DHR Suspension, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, Cooper Racing Enterprises, BB&T Racing, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Arai Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, PAC Racing Springs, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KDN Promotions, Stealth Recovery, I-55 Towing, Oval Paints and Huntington's Disease Awareness for their continued support.

 

 

Adams Crowned NSA Series Champion After Banner Season

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (Oct. 3, 2017) - Casey Adams has been crowned the 2017 champion of the NSA Series.

Adams was one of five drivers to win this season and he was tied for the second-most victories with a pair of trips to Victory Lane. Adams also posted seven top fives - all podiums - and nine top 10s.

Kelly Miller, who captured the series championship in 2016, finished only 62 points behind Adams in the championship standings. Miller earned five podiums, 10 top fives and recorded a top-10 result in all 11 races held in Montana and Western Canada this season.

Sean MacDonell scored a third-place finish in the standings thanks to three podiums, five top fives and nine top 10s.

David Miller placed fourth after amassing one podium, three top fives and nine top 10s.

Trever Kirkland rounded out the top five in the championship standings after netting two podiums, four top fives and seven top 10s.

J.J. Hickle, who led the series with four feature victories, was sixth in the standings.

Chance Crum and Travis Rilat each garnered a pair of wins with Logan Forler capturing the season finale.

Also of note, a dozen different drivers picked up at least one podium finish and 17 different competitors registered at least one top-five result. A total of 15 different drivers claimed at least one heat race win with nine winning multiple, led by Adams and David Miller with five apiece.

The average car count for the 11 races in Montana and Western Canada was 20.27 and the average starting position for the winner was fourth with the feature winner starting outside of the top two rows during five races.

Stay tuned for news about the 2018 NSA Series campaign throughout the offseason.

2017 FEATURE WINNERS -

J.J. Hickle - 4 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on July 14 and Sept. 1; BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 15 and Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on July 22); Casey Adams - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 19 and Aug. 11); Chance Crum - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Aug. 12 and Sept. 2); Travis Rilat - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20 and BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on June 17); and Logan Forler - 1 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Sept. 3).

NSA SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS -

.1. 12-Casey Adams 3235; 2. 2jr-Kelly Miller 3173; 3. 9-Sean MacDonell 3098; 4. 16-David Miller 3036; 5. 37-Trever Kirkland 2782; 6. 3-J.J. Hickle 2288; 7. 00-Roger Cummings 2238; 8. 31-Shane Moore 2159; 9. 35m-Cody Masse 2119; 10. 3-Jordan Milne 2015; 11. 38b-Brian Brown 1991; 12. 97-Matthew Dusseault 1939; 13. 140-Rob Orgar 1861; 14. 1-Bill Boyce 1644; 15. 23n-Chance Crum 1438; 16. 6-Tom Watts 1393; 17. 57C-Chris Schmelzle 1340; 18. 36-Chevy Goodhope 1274; 19. 39c-Travis Rilat 1195; 20. 27DD-David Hoiness 1131; 21. 2-Kyle Evans 1052; 22. 23-Rick Tessmaker 1001; 23. 2l-Logan Forler 892; 24. 33-Robert DeHaan 814; 25. 25-Jason Cote 801; 26. 12h-Jerry Brey 799; 27. 5r-Steve Reeves 772; 28. 2-James Setters 690; 29. 22m-Brett McGhie 682; 30. 4n-Leroy Brush 677; 31. 4-Bill Carey 538; 32. 11-Mindy McCord 537; 33. 23n-Phil Dietz 533; 34. 81-Darren Smith 506; 35. 4j-Jeremy McCune 466; 36. 24-Ivan Irwin 433; 37. 77-Damon McCune 428; 38. 54-Chris Ochs 427; 39. 3a-Shane Ainscough 337; 40. 24m-Rich Martin 314; 41. 33X-Lance DeHaan 305; 42. 8jr-Skylar Gee 286; 43. 11-Marc Dupperon 283; 44. 66-Joey Dupperon 256; 45. 34-Johnny Wiersma 252; 46. 57-Ed Wiersma 240; 47. 72-Quentin Walker 239; 48. 14v-Kyle VanAlden 237; 49. 56-Ross Mathison 225; 50. 0-Cal Hawkes 220; 51. 4p-Cliff Nelson Jr. 201; 52. 7-Jesse Dakus 52; 53. 1k-Gord Kynoch 51.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSASeries

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

NORTH-AMERICAN SPEED ASSOCIATION -

The North-American Speed Association is a 360ci winged sprint car series that dates back to the mid-1990s. NSA Founder Mike Quigley, who is a former sprint car driver and the current owner at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., established the series to hold marquee events throughout the West Coast, Western Canada and Montana.

TRACKS -

BMP SPEEDWAY (Billings, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track hosts weekly racing from the middle of May through late September. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

CASTROL RACEWAY (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track. It showcases weekly racing and special events from May through October. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.

CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR RACEWAY (Yakima, Wash.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile clay oval located at the Central Washington State Fairgrounds. The track only hosts special events each year.

ELECTRIC CITY SPEEDWAY (Great Falls, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile oval that was built in the early 1950s. The facility showcases weekly events from late April until early September. For more information, visit http://www.ElectricCitySpeedway.com .

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY (Alger, Wash.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile track that was established in 1954. The oval puts on weekly events from April through September every season. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

 

 

Bergman Posts Runner-Up Result at I-80 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (Oct. 3, 2017) - Seth Bergman earned his 15th podium finish of the season last Saturday at I-80 Speedway, where he posted a runner-up result during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event.

The second-place finish was his best with the series since late June and it marked his fifth podium of the season with the ASCS National Tour.

"I thought we had a good night overall," he said. "The struggles we've had lately have made us go to work on those areas. Now we're starting to see the improvements on the things we've been working on. We feel good about the areas we executed on."

Bergman kicked off the event by maneuvered from sixth to third place in his first heat race and from fifth to second place in his second heat. That ranked him fourth in overall points and lined him up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"I knew we were decent and had a fast race car," he said. "We had a good opportunity to have a good result and a chance at a win. From looking at the track I knew it'd take rubber. I wanted to get going and move around to find the part of the track other guys wouldn't find. I got to third right away and went to the bottom looking and it allowed Thomas Kennedy to get by me. At that point I realized it was heading to one lane real quick. I jumped in line and drove back by Thomas for third. Tim (Kaeding) blew a tire so I got to second. With the rubber down it'd take (Sam Hafertepe Jr.) to screw up for us to pass him. I was in a good spot with a good result so I wanted to be smart."

Bergman didn't push the issue in the closing laps and held on for a second-place finish.

He is slated to compete this Friday and Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., for the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Bergman enters the weekend ranked sixth in the championship standings - only 84 points out of the top five.

"I want to try to have another solid weekend with good results both nights and put ourselves in contention to win," he said. "We have some confidence back. I want to continue working hard and finding speed that we need."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 30 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race #1: 3 (6); Heat race #2: 2 (5); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

60 races, 2 wins, 26 top fives, 39 top 10s, 48 top 15s, 55 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., for the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Young Tools

Young Tools is a company within the oil industry that is located in Drumright, Okla.

"I'm glad to be associated with Tim and have him and everyone from Young Tools on board," Bergman said. "He's a great guy and is passionate about racing. He's a good friend of mine and it's nice to have him as part of the race team."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Croft Bings Cali Flavor to Short Track Nationals

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 3, 2017) – I-30 Speedway’s COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires annually brings the best-of-the-best from throughout the nation to battle it out for a $15,000 winner’s share atop the high-banked, ¼-mile clay oval.

This year’s 30th edition of the crown jewel event that will distribute in excess of $100,000 in purse money over the October 12-14 weekend after a Wednesday night Test ‘N Tune session will be no exception as teams and fans from across the land flock to Arkansas’ capital city.

Among those is Roseville, California racer Willie Croft, who will venture to Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway for the first time.

Croft will try to add another crown jewel event triumph to his mantel after earning 2014 Trophy Cup honors at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway.

A top competitors in both 410-ci and 360-ci action along the west coast, Croft currently holds down second in California’s Sprint Car Challenge Tour points.

Croft will look to add his name to a list of STN winners that includes the likes of four-time and defending event champ Sammy Swindell, current Craftsman NASCAR truck star Christopher Bell, Paul McMahan, Brad Sweet, Tony Bruce, Jr., Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Gary Wright, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray, John Gerloff and Steve Kinser.

Drivers entering by the pre-entry deadline of Friday, October 6, will receive a free pit pass for Thursday through Saturday. Pre-entry is $150. Entry fee for those entering after October 6 is $250 with no driver pit pass. Entry forms are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2017STNFlyer.pdf.

Last year, Sprint Car racing legend Sammy Swindell matched Gary Wright atop the all-time STN win charts by racing to his fourth triumph in the prestigious event. Swindell’s fourth win, coming ahead of Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer and reigning Knoxville Nationals champion Jason Johnson, followed previous triumphs in 2013, 2011 and 1990.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

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

The When: October 12-14, 2017, following a Wednesday, October 11, Test ‘N Tune session.

The Entries: Entry forms are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2017STNFlyer.pdf. Entry is $150 if entered by October 26, or $250 after October 6. Entries submitted by October 6 receive one free driver pit pass for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Checks, money orders and cashier’s checks are accepted and may be mailed to I-30 Speedway c/o Tracey Clay, 13219 Interstate 30, Little Rock AR 72209, made payable to Tracey Clay.

The Format: All competitors will be eligible to compete on either or both of the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights (no split field) after a Wednesday night Test ‘N Tune.

The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Pack’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event.

The balance of the field will be aligned in Saturday night heats according to their top qualifying night score. Additional points will be awarded in Saturday heats to set the balance of the Saturday night feature lineups.

While the STN finale offers a minimum of $2,000 to each starter, “B” Main non-transfers earn $700 for first non-transfer, $650 for second non-transfer and $600 for remaining non-transfers while “C” Main non-transfers earn $500 for first non-transfer, $450 for second non-transfers and $400 for remaining non-transfers.

Top non-transfers from Saturday night “C” Mains (2 or 3 depending on number of “C” Mains) move on to the “Red Shirt Dash” in honor of Lanny Edwards. The “Red Shirt Dash” will pay $500, $100, $100, $100, $100, $100.

The Past Winners:

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Tickets: Advance tickets for all three nights (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) are on sale for just $55 if paying cash or $57 if paying via PayPal or credit/debit card.

Day of show prices are $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card.

Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $2 on Thursday and Friday and then $5 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card.

To order tickets in advance or for more information, check online at www.i-30speedway or call the track at 501-455-4567.

Pit passes are $15 on Wednesday, $35 on Thursday and Friday and then $40 on Saturday. Driver pit pass for Thursday/Friday/Saturday is included in the $150 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

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

 

 

 

McFadden Ends 2017 USA Tour with First Career World of Outlaws Win; Podium at National Open

By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Anthony Corini

MECHANICSBURG, PA (October 3, 2017) - After spending a few weeks at home in Australia preparing for the upcoming season, James McFadden returned Stateside in September for a quick three-week tour in Central Pennsylvania in the Matt Highlands-owned No.3.

Highlands and McFadden have been together for the better part of the last two summers and have endured the ups and downs of a foreign partnership. That all changed this past weekend at the Champion Racing Oil National Open. McFadden thrilled the crowd with his daring moves in lapped traffic en route to a first career Williams Grove Speedway win, and more importantly, a first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win on the second night of the Champion Racing Oil National Open. McFadden impressively held off 70-time Williams Grove Speedway winner, Greg Hodnett, and eight-time World of Outlaws Champion, Donny Schatz, for the popular win.

“As a kid, if you would have told me my first Outlaw win would be at Williams Grove, I would have called you silly,” an elated McFadden said following the unforgettable night. McFadden’s win on Friday was also his first-ever on a half-mile and locked him into a top four starting position for Saturday’s National Open finale.

McFadden started Saturday’s 40-lap finale from third and brought the crowd to their feet with a pass for the lead on a restart on lap 17, all before settling for third at the conclusion of the event.

“I should have been more aggressive once I took the lead,” McFadden said in regards to his lap 17 pass. Although, the third place finish amongst one of the toughest, 49-car fields in the country this year is remarkable, McFadden was a little disappointed after the race. “I wanted to win. It was a great weekend and all, but, man I wish I could have that lap back,” the 27-year-old Australian said.

It was a strong three-week swing for McFadden, scoring five top-five finishes in that span, including a podium finish with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Bedford (PA) Fairgrounds Speedway and a fifth place run during Kasey Kahne’s Dirt Classic at the Lincoln (PA) Speedway.

For McFadden, the focus now shifts to his second season behind the wheel of the famous Milwaukee Tools No. W17 in Australia. McFadden will look to defend his World Series Sprintcars Championship, as well as his Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic title from his first year in the car.

Quick Results: 9/15 – Williams Grove Speedway – 6th 9/16 – Selinsgrove Speedway – All-Star Circuit of Champions – 21st (Dropped out running 3rd) 9/17 – Bedford Speedway – All-Star Circuit of Champions – 3rd 9/21 – Susquehanna Speedway – 15th (DNF battling for 3rd) 9/22 – Williams Grove Speedway – 5th 9/23 – Lincoln Speedway – Kasey Kahne Dirt Classic – 5th 9/28 – Williams Grove Speedway – World of Outlaws – National Open – 15th 9/29 – Williams Grove Speedway – World of Outlaws – National Open – 1st 9/30 – Williams Grove Speedway – World of Outlaws – National Open – 3rd

 

 

NATTY OPEN CHAMPION: Gravel and CJB Scores Huge Win at the Grove Two race wins in three-day show has CJB looking to close season strong

CARLISLE, PA. - October 3, 2017 - David Gravel first won the Champion Racing Oil National Open in 2014. The win, which is a highlight in the career of the young driver, was mired by a controversial finish.

Ever since, the Watertown, Conn. Has hoped for the opportunity to win one of sprint car racings' crown jewel events once again to thoroughly enjoy the victory. On Saturday, September 30th, Gravel and the CJB team were able to visit victory lane and truly celebrate the moment.

"Winning this race a second time was just awesome," explained Gravel. "It was really special to win it for Chad & Jenn (Clemens), our owners. It was even more special for Barry (Jackson) because he has been racing there for so long. You could really see how much it meant to him to finally win this race. I'm super excited that we were able to pull it off. It takes a little bit of the sting out of what happened at the (Knoxville) Nationals."

(Photo courtesy of DB3 Imaging)

The three-day racing weekend at Williams Grove Speedway kicked off on Thursday, September 28th. On the docket was a full, World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event plus the feature for the delayed Summer Nationals finale on July 22nd. Gravel scored the win in the first feature and finished 5th in the delayed race.

"We just had a really good car and the track was to our liking," said the driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "Unfortunately, a few other drivers got together and that helped us get the lead. You don't like to do that but we were in a position to capitalize. It was great to get another win. For the second race, we tried some things and they didn't quite work out. We fell back but I feel like we learned something that helped us on Saturday night."

Back in action Friday night, Gravel and the team timed in 8th, finished 3rd in their heat race and started the feature in the 12th position.

"We got a ways back and just had to get all we could," mentioned Gravel. "That was about what we could do for Friday night."

Saturday night's finale saw Gravel time in 2nd quick overall and win the Craftsman Club dash. That allowed the locally owned CJB machine to start on the pole for the 40-lap, $50,000 to win main event.

"Our car was just really good," said Gravel, who delivered Pennsylvania car owners Chad & Jenn Clemens their very first National Open win. "We had some folks liked Donny Schatz and James McFadden that we had to battle but luckily we held on."

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BOX SCORE:

Date Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led 9/28/2017 Williams Grove 7 4 2 5 4 4 1 14 9/29/2017 Williams Grove 8 4 3 12 10 0 9/30/2017 Williams Grove 2 1 1 1 1 32

2017 STATS:

Events: 79

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 18

Top-5's: 44

Top-10's: 67

Heat Race Wins: 19

Dash Wins: 9

Average Time Trial: 6.8

Average A-main finish: 6.1

Total Laps Led: 420

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com.

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB: CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for David Gravel's apparel.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver David Gravel. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy, J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, All Star Performance, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

 

 

Premier Speedway Ticketing & Pricing Update

With the 2017-18 Speedway season now literally just, a matter of weeks away, the Premier Speedway Club, Warrnambool is again preparing everything in readiness for what promises to be another exciting season.

With time honored events such as the 46th Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, World Series Sprintcars Speedweek and the Easter Sprintcar Trail all complimented by events such as Max’s Race, The Victorian Speedcar Title, Super Rod Cup, Junior Sedan features, Late Models, the Formula 500 Jack Willsher Cup and Speedweek Series along with the return of Super Sedans, 360 Sprintcars and Modified Production it promises to be a busy one!

Already the Club’s office and social media pages are being inundated with enquiry as to when Ticket Sales will commence for the 46th Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

With seasonal seat sales now finalised, Premier Speedway’s ticketing partner Click- Tix will swing into action ahead of the tickets becoming available on-line from Mid to Late October.

“We are thrilled that our Fans want to know when the tickets go on-line, however we ask that everyone refrain from attempting to log in, until we officially announce that ticket sales are ready to go”, Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.

“This isn’t so much for our benefit, or for the benefit of Click-Tix as opposed to the Race Fan, as experience tells us that those that attempt to enter the ticketing site ahead of the launch, are those that experience issues, due to information sent to their server when the tickets do actually come on-line”, he added.

“We will be sure to announce the launch date via our-website and Facebook page as that date approaches. As with all other seasons, it will be around the Mid to late October time-frame Mills said.

In some other exciting news, the April 14, 2018 meeting which is scheduled to feature the return of the Super Sedan division along with 360 Sprintcars and Modified Production will now be promoted as “Family Night” with an extremely Family Friendly General Admission Charge of $30.00 for a family of Two Adults and up to three Children being admitted.

Single Adult admission will also be heavily discounted to just $15.00, while Children 10 to 15 will also be admitted for just $5.00.

This will be a Walk-Up Ticket event only with no-online sales available prior to the event.

“We as a Club are aware that the Punter on the Hill, our Fans, go to great lengths to support us as a venue, which in turn supports the racers no matter which division they compete in. With that in mind we felt there was no better way than by putting on what will be a great night of racing at an even more Family Friendly price”, Mills concluded.

Another recent change to the pricing structure at Premier Speedway is the return of a Concession Discount for Aged and Disability Concession Card Holders as well as Veterans Affairs Card Holders.

This concession will only be available to these card types, with the card needing to be presented at the Ticket Box to activate the discount. Concession tickets will not be available on-line.

“We made some changes to the Concession Pricing 12 or 18 months ago and the Punters spoke so we listened. We feel like the walk-up only option is a great compromise as it was the attempted fraudulent activity, with the on-line ticketing, of some that ruined it for the majority and prompted our initial reaction. The Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, as our Blue-Ribbon event will not be inclusive of the new Concession Ticketing, while the already heavily discounted April 14 meeting will also not apply. Companion cards will, as they have always been, be accepted as well”, Mills concluded.

Web: www.premierspeedway.com.au
Twitter: @sungoldstadium
Facebook: Premier Speedway
Instagram: @premierspeedway

 

 

 

Justyn Cox 15th at 25th Annual Fall Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: After having some bad luck during the feature on Friday night, Justyn Cox would race hard through his heat race to transfer to the feature event where he would come away with a 15th place finish.

“It was a tough weekend overall,” Justyn Cox said. “We missed the heat race inversion by a fraction of a second on Friday, and ended up breaking in the feature. Saturday night we didn’t get a good lap in, and raced in to the show after starting pretty far back in our heat and ended up finishing 15th.”

With 57 cars checked into the Fall Nationals on Friday night, Cox would time in ninth quickest in his qualifying flight, missing the inversion by just .001 seconds.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, Cox would finish aboard the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed entry which was good enough to lock into the 30-lap feature event.

Gridding the field from the 18th starting position, Cox would take to the tricky surface as he was able to work into 13th by the fifth lap. With his car getting tough to steer, Cox would see a part failure end his night on the 11th lap.

Back in action Saturday night, Cox would have mechanical issues in hot laps, and it would lead to him timing in 18th quickest in his qualifying flight. Lining up in the fifth row of his heat race, Cox had his elbows up as he flexed his muscle in the heat. Picking up a lot of track position, Cox would finish fifth and safely advance into the 40-lap feature event.

Lining up 17th on the starting grid for the 40-lap affair, Cox admittedly couldn’t get going in the early stages as his machine was a tick on the tight side. As he tried to pick up position before the rubber came, Cox would find himself in the 15th spot. As the rubber continued to go down as the laps clicked off, Cox would hang on to the 15th position when the checkered flag was displayed to the field.

“We missed it in time trials, but we raced really well in the heat,” Cox added. “The feature we couldn’t do much before the rubber came in, and once that happened we just got in line and maintained.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, EyeLusions, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2017!

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-45, Wins-6, Top 5’s-19, Top 10’s-28

ON TAP: Cox will take two weeks off to prepare for the Trophy Cup that takes place October 19-21st in Tulare, CA.

 

 

Sean Becker Charges To Pair of Seventh Place Finishes at Fall Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though qualifying seemed to hold Sean Becker and the Menne Motorsports team back both Friday and Saturday night, the team raced extremely well as the came from the ninth and 10th rows both nights to finish seventh in both feature events.

“Qualifying really seemed to put us in early holes, but we raced really well and passed a lot of cars to salvage good finishes,” Sean Becker said.

The 25th Annual Fall Nationals kicked off on Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway and with 57 cars on hand, Becker timed the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch Hay, Inc. backed No. 75 in 10th quickest in his qualifying flight.

From the third row of his heat race, ‘The Shark’ was able to secure a transfer position as his fifth place finish locked him into the 30-lap feature event though he would line up in the seventeenth starting position.

On a very racy surface on Friday night, Becker was able to put the Menne Motorsports entry anywhere he needed as he methodically worked his way forward. Using double file restarts to his advantage, Becker would jump into the 10th spot on the seventh lap before taking over ninth on lap 10.

A lap 15 restart would see Becker lose three spots as he fell back to 12th but was able to get back up to 10th with 10-laps to go.

As the race drew to a close Becker would make a couple of late moves following the race’s final restart that saw him take the checkered flag in the seventh spot.

Back in action Saturday night for the final time of the year at Silver Dollar Speedway, Becker would go out in the middle of the second flight of time trials and he ended up timing in 16th quickest.

Putting together another impressive heat race, Becker would come forward from the fourth row and record a fourth place finish and again punch his ticket directly to the feature event.

Taking the checkered flag from the 20th starting position, ‘The Shark’ again did his thing as he methodically worked around the extremely slick Silver Dollar Speedway just as he has done so many times over the course of his career.

Getting going on the fourth lap, Becker would begin climbing the ladder as he working into 13th by the race’s 10th lap. Even with rubber going down on the speedway, Becker would continue to make things happen as he worked into 10th on the 21st lap and into ninth a lap later.

Continuing to run in the ninth spot, Becker would turn his fastest lap of the race on the 34th lap, and would continue to get stronger as the race went on and was able to pass for seventh coming to the checkered flag.

“We were able to take a lot of positives out of the weekend that will help us close the season out strong,” Becker said. “I have to thank the Menne family, and everyone that helps us out on this car.”

Becker would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Cherry Street Mini Storage, Menne Ranch Hay Inc., Astro Titanium, Ponybracket.com, Hunt’s Race World, Molecule, Shaver Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, K&N, Pioneer Auto Body, and The Joie of Seating for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-34, Wins- 4, Top 5’s- 21, Top 10’s- 26

ON TAP: The Menne Motorsports team will take a couple of weekends off before hitting Thunderbowl Raceway on October 19th-21st for the Trophy Cup.

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

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Madsen Net Trio of Top 10s at National Open

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 2, 2017) - Big Game Motorsports produced a trio of top-10 finishes last weekend during the famed National Open at Williams Grove Speedway.

"Every night we got the car better," driver Kerry Madsen said. "I was really, really happy with the way the race car responded. I felt we made progress."

The event began ominously last Thursday when the Muddy sponsored team had a mechanical problem during hot laps.

"We had a steering issue in hot laps," Madsen said. "We barely made it out for qualifying. We were pretty lucky to get away with that."

Madsen qualified sixth quickest in his group. He then placed third in a heat race to narrowly miss a spot in the dash and to line up 12 th for the A Main.

"We had a good car and went forward," he said. "It was a great run."

The team advanced for a seventh-place result.

The second round of action was similar on Friday when Madsen timed in third quickest in his group and again placed third in a heat race to miss the dash by one position. He started 10th in the main event and ended ninth after the race was delayed by rain.

"There was some good rain and it was a one-groove track," he said. "There wasn't much passing. It was good to come out with a top 10."

Madsen ranked sixth in event points out of more than 50 competitors following the two preliminary nights. He won a heat race to open Saturday's action, which locked him into the dash. A fifth-place result in the dash started Madsen fifth for the $50,000-to-win main event.

"We had a really good race car," he said. "I just didn't get good restarts. On the double-file restarts I lost ground. Then it laid rubber halfway through the race. You had to get in line and that was that."

Madsen capped the weekend with a seventh-place finish, which was his 47 th top 10 of the season.

The Muddy backed team will take the next two weeks off before competing on Oct. 20 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and Oct. 21 at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., for the Twister Showdown with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 28 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 7 (12).

Sept. 29 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 9 (10).

Sept. 30 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 7 (5).

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 7 wins, 30 top fives, 47 top 10s, 50 top 15s, 52 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 20 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and Oct. 21 at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., for the Twister Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman 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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BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2017.

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Willie Croft Holds On For Fall Nationals Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night in Chico, CA, Willie Croft had a really strong racecar in the 40-lap Fall Nationals feature event. The Roseville, CA driver ran in the top-three most of the race but running on a rubber down surface, Croft would lose grip in the final laps and hang on to finish eighth.

“We had a really fast racecar Saturday night, but I smoked the tires off and just hung on as long as I could,” Willie Croft said. “I have to thank my guys for their hard work, and it was a promising night for us. Hopefully we can keep this speed up as we head back to the Short Track Nationals.”

The 25th Annual Fall Nationals kicked off on Friday night with 57 cars packing into the Silver Dollar Speedway pit area. With qualifying split into two flights, Croft would time the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 in quickest in flight two.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Croft would do some moving and shaking as he worked his way forward to finish second and earn a spot in the Dash as well as the feature event.

Finishing sixth in the Dash, Croft would take the green flag for the 30-lap feature event in the third row. When the race came to life on a very tricky and treacherous surface, Croft would run in the sixth spot during the opening laps as he ran in a tight pack of cars.

On the sixth lap, Croft would hit the cushion wrong in turns three and four and it would result in him getting off the racing surface and losing a ton of track position as he slipped back to the 14th spot.

Falling back to 20th on a mid-race restart, Croft would pick up a couple of positions in the final 15 laps as he closed his night out with a 17th place finish.

Back in action on Saturday night, Croft again got off to a great start as he earned his second quick time award of the weekend and took home $300 courtesy of Man Camp Motorsports.

Working his way to a hard fought second place finish in his heat race, Croft would again move into the Dash where a fifth place finish lined him up in the third row of the 40-lap feature event for the second night in a row.

On a very slick surface that was also abrasive, Croft would get off to a good start and quickly find himself up in the third spot battling with second running Shane Golobic and fourth running Jonathan Allard.

As the laps clicked off, rubber would begin going down on the speedway and tires would become an issue. Working in the rubber, Croft seemed to be faster than Golobic at times but was unable to get by him.

In the race’s closing laps Croft’s tires would completely burn up and he would be unable to make grip and held on as long as he could. Slipping out of the groove, he would fall back to finish eighth.

“We missed it in a the feature a little on Friday, but Saturday night I thought we were really good,” Croft added. “We had good speed, but once the tires burnt off I couldn’t make grip and we slipped back a few positions.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, QTM, XYZ, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-42, Wins-1, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-18.

ON TAP: Croft will be off this weekend due to the fact that his team will begin their trip to Little Rock, AR for the Short Track Nationals taking place at I30 Speedway October 12-14th.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

Moore 12th at Fall Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Putting a tough Friday night behind them, Mason Moore and the F&F Racing team came out swinging during Saturday night’s Fall Nationals finale as Moore was able to advance from 18th to finish 12th on a rubber down surface.

“Friday night we didn’t get timed in well and we played catch up all night,” Moore said. “We got through the C, but lining up for the B we broke and that was that. Saturday night we transferred through the heat and moved forward to finish 12th.”

Timing in 20th quickest in his time trial flight on Friday night with 57 cars checked into the pit area, Moore would find himself in the 10th starting spot of his heat race. Able to pick up a couple of positions aboard the Geico/Econo Lube-n-Tube & Brakes/Twisted Team machine, Moore would finish eighth which would put him in the ‘C’ main.

Lining up sixth in the ‘C’, Moore would have his work cut out for himself as only two drivers would move into the B. Getting his elbows up on the tricky surface, Moore would carve his way forward and finish second and his night would continue on.

Making quick adjustments before the ‘B’, Moore would get on the gas for the pre race hot lap but something didn’t feel right and he would pull to the work area. With the part failure being terminal, Moore would push back to the trailer and the team would regroup for Saturday’s finale.

Timing in 15th quickest on Saturday night, Moore would take advantage of a racy surface in heat race action as he was able to advance to fifth after starting eighth with was good enough to put him directly into the 40-lap feature event.

With the track taking rubber in the support division feature events, track prep would take place prior to the final ‘A’ of the night. Lining up 18th, Moore would take advantage of a racy surface in the early goings of the race as he was able to get up into the 12th spot.

As the laps clicked off, rubber would go down on the top groove and continue to work across he surface making the racing single file. Hanging on to the 12th spot, Moore would close out the 2017 season at Silver Dollar Speedway in that position.

“I have to thank the guys for working hard all weekend,” Moore said. “Time trials really were not kind to us either night, but we fought hard and made a little bit of noise on Saturday.”

Moore would like to thank Geico, Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Twisted Tea, Levin’s Auto Supply, Garth Moore Insurance, LRB Race Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Sierra Single Ply, Lucas Oil, RPI, and Encore Catering for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Moore and the F&F Racing team will be off a couple of weeks before returning to action Oct. 19-21 for the 2017 Trophy Cup.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-29, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-8.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin.

 

 

JA Sixth at Fall Nationals Aboard Dunkel Logistics Entry

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing aboard the Dunkel Logistics No. 11D to take part in the Fall Nationals, a race that pays homage to his late brother, Jonathan Allard would come alive during the Saturday night finale and officially be credited with a sixth place finish.

“I really have to thank everyone involved with Dunkel Logistics for making this all possible,” Jonathan Allard said “This race means the world to me and my family, and to have the opportunity to race in it is very special, and to have a car that was capable of getting the job done is icing on the cake.”

Making his first laps with the team during Friday night’s preliminary event, Allard would get off to a nice start as he timed in fourth quickest in his time trial flight with a total of 57 cars in the pit area.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, Allard would transfer into the 30-lap feature event but would miss out on a Dash spot therefore lining him up 11th in the starting grid for the ‘A’.

On a tricky Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, Allard would find himself running hard and in a battle for 10th for much of the race. Falling back as far as 12th on an early restart, the Chico, CA native would get back to 11th and battle with Gio Scelzi for a spot in the top-10. Finishing 11th, Allard and company would come back Saturday looking to better their results.

Getting off to a great start on Saturday night, Allard would earn quick time honors in in qualifying flight and take home $300 courtesy of Man Camp Motorsports for his efforts.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, the former Fall Nationals champion would take a liking to the bottom of the speedway as he was able to work his way up to finish second and advance to both the Dash and the 40-lap feature event.

Battling with Gio Scelzi in the Dash, Allard would finish third and find himself in the second row for the final feature event of the year at Silver Dollar Speedway.

Jumping into second when the race came to life, Allard and Bud Kaeding would put on a show up front. Grabbing the lead on the second lap, Allard would see Kaeding get back by him before the caution flew on the fifth lap.

Taking the lead on the restart, Allard and Kaeding would battle with Kaeding able to get back by on the seventh circuit. With the slick track taking rubber early in this one, Allard would search around trying to find a way around Kaeding and he would find himself battling with Willie Croft and Shane Golobic for position. Setting into the fourth spot for much of the race, Allard would fall back to fifth just past the halfway point and would fall to sixth just before the final caution of the night came on lap 25.

Moving back into the fifth spot following a lap 25 restart, Allard would get to fourth on the white flag lap and take the checkered with a fourth place finish. However, post race it was determined that Allard jumped the restart on lap 25 and with no cautions to penalize him, he was put back to sixth officially.

“I have to thank Matt Britt, and everyone who worked on this car all weekend, and have to thank the Dunkel’s again for the opportunity,” Allard said. “We had a great car all weekend and it was a pleasure to work with them.”

Allard would like to thank Walker Performance Filtration, ButlerBuilt, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, RCM Design, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, AL Driveline, and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-7, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-5.

ON TAP: JA is unsure if he will be in action this weekend.

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

 

 

DJ Netto Fifth at Fall Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: DJ Netto put together another strong weekend in the Tri-C Motorsports entry that saw him finish fifth during the Fall Nationals: Tribute To Stephen Allard on Saturday night in Chico, CA.

“Friday night we missed it a little in the feature event and couldn’t really get going, but my guys made some changes during the day Saturday that helped a lot and we were in the mix all night,” DJ Netto said.

With 57 cars in the pit area on Friday night, Netto timed the Tri-C Manufacturing/Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain No. 3c machine in 14th quickest in his qualifying flight.

With the field split into two flights, the Hanford, CA driver would line up seventh in his heat race and make some nice moves that saw him finish fourth and move into the 30-lap feature event.

Lining up 20th on the grid in the feature event, the track proved to be racy and it allowed Netto to make up some ground. Working his way up to 17th in the opening laps Netto would use a double file restart to propel him self up to the 15th position.

As the race continued on Netto would hold strong in the 15th spot until a late caution bunched the field back up. Nailing his restart again, Netto would move up to 12th, and that is where he would close out the Fall Nationals opener.

Coming back on Saturday night, Netto would get off to a great start as he would actually tie for quick time in his time trial flight, but would officially be scored second quickest as the tie breaker didn’t go in his favor.

Lining up fourth in his heat, Netto would get up to the second position and challenge Bud Kaeding for the top spot, but would settle for second which punched himself a ticket into the nightly Dash where an eighth place finish put him in the fourth row.

With a lot of cars again in the pit area, the track got abrasive as the night went on. Working it just before the feature, rubber was still imminent and passing would be tough, though Netto would get some positions early. Working in the rubber, Netto would work into the sixth position where he would take the checkered flag before being moved up to fifth as a driver was deemed for jumping the last restart ahead of him.

“I really have to thank Lee, Brian, Dave, Brandon, and everyone else who worked hard all weekend long, and put a very good car on the track Saturday night,” Netto said. “I also have to thank Clyde and Marion Lamar, as well as my family, for their continued support and continuing to give me a great opportunity to compete.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-55, Wins-3, Top 5’s-23, Top 10’s-33

ON TAP: DJ Netto will be back in action Friday night with the King of the West Series in Watsonville, CA and on Saturday night at the Adobe Cup in Petaluma, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

 

 

UP AND DOWN WEEKEND FOR LARSON MARKS RACING AT THE NATIONAL OPEN

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (OCTOBER 2, 2017) - The Larson Marks Racing team wrapped up another weekend in Pennsylvania this past Saturday night. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competed for three nights at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg for the 55th Annual National Open.

On Thursday, Shane Stewart kicked off the night by earning the quickest lap time in Flight B of qualifying and won his heat race from the pole position. He started and finished second in the Craftsman Club Dash to earn a front row starting spot in the 25-lap feature event.

Once the green flag dropped, Stewart settled into the runner-up position and started closing in on the leader in lapped traffic. On lap 10, Stewart and leader, Greg Hodnett, got together on the front stretch and the caution was displayed, despite both cars continuing. Stewart restarted from the lead but as he and Hodnett raced into Turn 3, the two got together again and ultimately came to a stop. The Larson Marks team was able to make repairs to the No. 2 and get Stewart back on track. The Bixby, Okla., native restarted from the 26th position and was about to gain four spots in the closing laps to finish 22nd.

After the Thursday's National Open main was complete, the rain-postponed Summer Nationals event hit the famed half-mile track. Stewart started in the 10th spot and advanced to eighth on the start. Just before the halfway point, he gained one more position and held on in the closing laps to earn a seventh-place finish.

The following night, Stewart qualified fourth in Flight B of time trials and finished second in his heat race. After transferring into the Craftsman Club Dash, Stewart started eighth and gained three positions on the opening lap to earn the fifth-starting spot for the main event. Stewart dropped back to sixth on the start of the 25-lap feature, but gained the spot back on lap 9. He maintained the position in the closing laps of the race to earn another top-five finish for the season.

Going into Saturday night's finale, Stewart sat ninth in overall points, lining him up on the outside of the front row of the opening heat race, which he won by almost two seconds. The heat race win locked him into the Craftsman Club Dash where he started eighth and earned the seventh starting position for the 40-lap finale.

Stewart quickly moved into the sixth running-position, but slipped back to eighth just before the caution was displayed just before the halfway mark. A few laps after the restart, there was a flat left-rear tire on the No. 2. The crew quickly made changes and got Stewart back on track. Shortly after the restart, Stewart and another competitor got together in Turn 2 and Stewart got upside down, ending his night and resulting in a 22nd-place finish.

"Unfortunately, it was a disappointing weekend for us, despite having fast race cars," said Stewart. "I wish I could have had some better runs for my team, it's their home track and they work so hard for me. We will rebound and be ready to go to wrap up this season."

The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action Saturday, October 7 at Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway.

QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: Williams Grove Speedway DATE: September 28, 2017
QUALIFYING FLIGHT B: 1st HEAT RACE: 1st
DASH STARTING POSITION: 2nd DASH FINISH: 2nd
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 2nd FEATURE FINISH: 22nd

TRACK: Williams Grove Speedway DATE: September 28, 2017
QUALIFYING: N/A HEAT RACE: N/A
DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 10th FEATURE FINISH: 7th

TRACK: Williams Grove Speedway DATE: September 29, 2017
QUALIFYING FLIGHT B: 4th HEAT RACE: 2nd
DASH STARTING POSITION: 8th DASH FINISH: 5th
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 5th FEATURE FINISH: 5th

TRACK: Williams Grove Speedway DATE: September 28, 2017
QUALIFYING: N/A HEAT RACE: 1st
DASH STARTING POSITION: 8th DASH FINISH: 7th
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 7th FEATURE FINISH: 22nd

SEASON STATISTICS:
STARTS: 79
WINS: 9
TOP-FIVES: 30
TOP-10s: 55

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Anderson Conquers Valvoline Raceway

It was a herculean effort last Saturday night that saw Grant Anderson break through to win his maiden feature race at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway in the opening Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW round, after 15 years of attempts and six minor podium results at the track.

In what was his first hit out for the 2017-18 season, Anderson certainly had his work cut out for him, just scraping through to secure the final transfer spot into the 30-lap feature race, lining up in position 20, after placing 14th in his qualifying time trails and finishing fifth in his heat race.

Not allowing himself to become discouraged about his starting position, Anderson quickly set about working his way through the pack from the drop of the green flag, incredibly making his way up to sixth within the opening 10 laps, only to continue steadily gaining positions as the race wore on, taking over second place by lap 20.

Holding strong in second, Anderson focused on chasing down race leader Daniel Sayre, who had controlled the pace out front from the opening lap. Showing great speed, Anderson managed to pull off an attack on Sayre to take over the lead with just two laps to go, going on to claim a convincing and well-deserved win.

“We’ve been knocking on the door for a number of years, so to finally get the feature-race win, particularly at a track like Valvoline Raceway, is an amazing effort and really something for the whole team to be proud of,” enthused Anderson, whose dad David has previously won three feature races at the premier Sydney track.

“We definitely did it the hard way, but we made the decision not to change the car setup for the feature race and that decision really paid off. The car was absolutely on fire and I honestly can’t thank my team members – Craig Edwards, Josh Deimel and Evan O'Bryan – enough for all of their hard work and support, they didn’t miss a beat throughout the night.

“I also have to say a big thank you to our valued sponsors, who have helped to make this a possibility.”

The win was dedicated to Anderson’s close family friend and supporter Kerrie Courtney, whose dad Laurie suddenly passed away last Friday.

Anderson is now gearing up to travel to America, where he will be making his 410 Sprintcar racing debut aboard the Maxwell Industries # 81 CS9 machine, owned by veteran speedway racer Steve Watt and his wife Karen, contesting the Cotton Classic at Kings Speedway in Hanford on October 14, followed by one of the biggest 410 Sprintcar events on the West Coast: the Trophy Cup.

Taking place at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway over three nights from October 19-21, the Trophy Cup will see drivers contest an A main on each night of competition. The overall Trophy Cup winner is set to receive a $20,000 payday for their efforts.

Anderson would like to thank the following 2017-18 season sponsors: Latrobe Valley Bandag, WASP Steering & Suspension, D&F Racing Products, Foster Chassis, Fuchs Lubricants, Bockman Batteries, KRE Race Engines, Middy’s Data & Electrical, and Townsend Service Centre.

To find out more about Anderson and his team, visit their website at www.grantanderson.com.au or LIKE them on Facebook by searching Anderson Motorsport #37.

 

 

Swindell Eyeing First Colorado Race in More Than 20 Years This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Oct. 2, 2017) - Sammy Swindell is scheduled to compete in Colorado this weekend for the first time in approximately two decades.

Swindell and car owner A.G. Rains are making the long haul to compete on Friday and Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., for the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It will be a new race track for me," Swindell said. "We'll see if we can keep this bit of a run we've got going moving along. We have some wins and good finishes lately and hopefully that will continue."

Swindell and Rains were victorious during the first two rounds of the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial before finishing fourth in the finale during their most recent event.

"We still have to have that bit of things going our way," Swindell said. "We didn't have that the first part of the year. A lot of times having to start toward the back you get involved in things. If we can get those decent starting spots and at least give ourselves a chance I don't see any reason for us not to have quite a few more wins before the end of the year."

Swindell said his last race in Colorado was likely in July 1995 with the Camping World Truck Series. The event came 11 days after he won a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race at Rocky Mountain Speedway in Commerce City.

Swindell, who has been victorious in Colorado in a non-wing sprint car, a midget and a winged sprint car, raced at that track several times and he competed with the World of Outlaws at Colorado National Speedway in Erie, Colo., a handful of times as well in the 1970s and 1980s.

Swindell was slated to race a pavement midget last weekend with the Northeastern Midget Association, but the event was rained out.

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 5 wins, 13 top fives, 22 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., for the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Rossie Feed & Grain

"Jon Black, who owns Rossie Feed & Grain, is a race fan we got to know and who has turned into a friend," Swindell said. "Rossie Feed & Grain has been with me since I went to the Big Game car and has been a part of our Chili Bowl team. We are very appreciative of Jon's support."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Acme Graphix & Design, High Performance Lubricants, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, CP Pistons, Simpson Race Products, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Wheatley Teaming Up With Willie Kahne for Trophy Cup

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (Oct. 2, 2017) - Austen Wheatley is excited to announce that he will drive for Willie Kahne during the 24th annual Trophy Cup later this month.

The marquee event, which is hosted by Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., Oct. 19-21, will mark the first time the duo has teamed up.

"I think it's cool because he's not just going to put anyone in it," Wheatley said. "He has some faith in me. I think we'll make a good pair and will have some good speed."

Wheatley has only competed at the Trophy Cup once during his career. However, he has raced at the unique track during World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events dating back to 2012.

"I ran eighth there in 2012 with the Outlaws," he said. "It's definitely a tough track and you can get yourself in trouble really quickly. There's a certain amount of luck involved when you run the Trophy Cup. I know that Willie will provide a great car so we need to have luck on our side and I need to do a good job behind the wheel."

Wheatley said Trophy Cup will be his final event of the season to cap a banner year. He has posted a career-best three feature victories along with four top fives and 11 top 10s.

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 3 wins, 4 top fives, 11 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 19-21 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 24 th annual Trophy Cup

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 - Downforce Designs

Downforce Designs is an apparel company established and operated by Austen Wheatley. For information on apparel options, prices, clientele and more, visit http://www.DownforceDesigns.com .

"It's good to have a fresh take on apparel in the sport," Wheatley said. "My goal is to provide something unique and diverse, and I think I know what a driver wants to see on his or her apparel. It's a racer helping racers."

Wheatley would also like to thank Redlined Welding & Construction, Astro Titanium, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Bell and King Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Excited to Continue Chase for KWS-NARC Championship

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2017) - Giovanni Scelzi is in the thick of a tight points battle as the 2017 season is winding down.

Scelzi and Roth Motorsports will return to action this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series. Scelzi is second in the championship standings - only five points out of the lead - with three races remaining on the schedule.

"I'm looking forward to heading to Ocean Speedway," he said. "I put a lot of pressure on myself every race. You always want to run well and you show up to win. That's how I treat every event. There is more pressure on these last races, but I don't feel any different."

Scelzi is coming off a solid weekend during the Fall Nationals at Silver Dollar Speedway, where more than 50 drivers competed.

He teamed up with Van Dyke Motorsports for the doubleheader, which began last Friday with Scelzi setting quick time during qualifying for the 10 th time this season. He then advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race before an eighth-place finish in the dash lined the team up on the outside of the fourth row for the A Main.

"The track took rubber at the end of the dash and then again early in the main event," he said. "We struggled with the balance of the race car. It had a lot of forward drive and would wheelie. At a track where you have to hustle and race so hard we needed more side bite."

Scelzi battled inside the top 10 throughout the race before closing with a 10th-place result, which was his 24th top 10 of the season. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/etRSamLLfVY.

The event wrapped up on Saturday with Scelzi timing in third quickest in his group. He then won a heat race before finishing second in the dash to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"I got a bad start and fell back," he said. "I went to the bottom and got passed on the top and then went to the top and got passed on the bottom. Once the rubber came in there wasn't much we could do. We were riding in sixth for a while and there was a restart with 10 laps to go. Someone drove into the side of me and that dropped us outside of the top 10."

Scelzi was in contention for at least another top-10 result before the late-race incident relegated him to an 11th-place finish.

"I want to thank Harley for the opportunity," he said. "We had a good weekend and almost came out of it with two top 10s."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 29 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 8 (5); Feature: 10 (8).

Sept. 30 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (3); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 11 (2).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 5 wins, 18 top fives, 24 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 36 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://youtu.be/RjDQszUzoe0

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Van Dyke Motorsports

"Harley has given me a great opportunity to race for him a couple of times," Scelzi said. "He always provides great equipment and valuable knowledge. I appreciate his support."

Scelzi would also like to thank Roth Motorsports, KPC Chassis, 3H Cattle, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, KW Suspension, Sparco, System 1 Ignition, FK Rod Ends, Tom Reitz Racing Engines and HR Livestock for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Records Top-10 Result During National Open at Williams Grove

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 2, 2017) - Jason Sides produced a top-10 finish last weekend during one of sprint car racing's biggest events of the season.

It was a great end to a solid weekend at Williams Grove Speedway, where Sides competed in four World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series A Mains in three nights.

"We had a really good weekend," he said. "We didn't capitalize on our starting position, but to come out of the National Open with a top 10 is good."

The action began on Thursday when Sides qualified third quickest in his group. He then placed third in a heat race to miss a spot in the dash by only one position.

"We started ninth and ran eighth or ninth for most of that race," he said. "The track started to take some rubber late in the race. On a restart toward the end we were on the outside and we lost a couple of spots."

Sides ended with a 12th-place result, which he duplicated later that night during the Summer Nationals make-up feature.

"The track had rubbered up so you really wanted to be on the inside," he said. "Late in that race we had a couple of restarts and we were on the outside. It was similar to the first one. We ran in the top 10 for most of the race before losing spots being out of the rubber at the end."

The team returned to the half-mile oval on Friday and this time Sides set quick time during his group's qualifying stage. He then placed third in a heat race to miss a spot in the dash by only one position for the second straight night.

"We got on the track and started ninth in the A Main before we had a bit of a rain delay," he said. "We put a bigger left rear on that night and we needed a regular tire. The problem was it wouldn't get down and rotate the bottom. It wanted to push from the middle off. You have to snap it to stay down and then you're loose after you're tight."

Sides battled for a top 10 before ending 14th. He ranked 10 th in overall preliminary points heading into Saturday's finale. After placing second in a heat race Sides earned enough overall points to lock into the dash. An eighth-place result in the dash lined him up eighth for the $50,000-to-win main event.

"We stayed on the bottom the entire time and it laid rubber pretty quick," he said. "When others were on the top and it was wet, we were in the rubber using the tires. There was a red flag around Lap 28 and we were running eighth. I could see my left rear tire and it was three quarters gone. The guys told me we had a bald right rear. After that I was trying to baby the tire to keep from spinning it. The last 12 laps I was in conserve-mode and I was just trying to finish."

Sides salvaged a 10th-place result, which was his 24 th top 10 of the season.

He will return to competition with the World of Outlaws this Saturday at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 28 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 12 (9); Make-Up Feature: 12 (7).

Sept. 29 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 14 (9).

Sept. 30 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 8 (9); Feature: 10 (8).

SEASON STATS -

78 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 24 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 63 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman 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 - VRP Shocks

VRP Shocks are designed to have the latest advancement in racing shock technology. The company is constantly developing, testing and advancing its shocks, which are consistent with the ability to rebuild and revalve. For more information, visit http://www.VRPShocks.com.

"I've used VRP Shocks for many years because they are the best on the market," he said. "We rely on VRP Shocks to give us consistency each and every night from track to track across the county on the World of Outlaws circuit."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, Clean Seal, Inc., Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Earns First Win of Season During Short Track Nationals Tune-Up at I-30

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 2, 2017) - Tony Bruce Jr. scored his first feature victory of the season and it couldn't have come at a better time.

Bruce Jr. and the Smith Family No. 86 team ventured to I-30 Speedway last Saturday for a tune-up prior to the $15,000-to-win Short Track Nationals later this month.

"We've been trying to get a win all year long," he said. "To be able to do it at a track we're about to have a big race at will give us good momentum moving forward."

Bruce Jr. kicked off the Ralph Henson Memorial by advancing from fourth to second place during an ASCS Mid-South Region heat race. That locked him into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 4 to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"At the beginning we got to second and really just slowly worked my way to catching (Derek) Hagar," he said. "When we got to traffic we were right on him. A yellow came out, which I didn't want to see. When we got restarted and were into open air it didn't take us long to get by Hagar. We were able to get around him on the top. He was running the bottom really well. My car worked anywhere I wanted it to go."

Bruce Jr. took the lead on Lap 17 and cruised to the victory.

"I felt like we had a good car all night long," he said. "I've always been able to run well there. The car was pretty good from the word go. We kept adjusting it and put ourselves in a great position to capitalize with a win."

Bruce Jr. will take this weekend off before returning to I-30 Speedway Oct. 11-14 for the Short Track Nationals with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 30 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 15 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 11-14 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the Short Track Nationals with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Oil Medics

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

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

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

 

 

Van Dam Battles for Podium Before Bad Luck Strikes During Grays Harbor Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Oct. 2, 2017) - Henry Van Dam was in contention for at least a podium finish during the season finale at his home track last Saturday before a parts failure resulted in a DNF.

Van Dam kicked off the event at Grays Harbor Raceway by maneuvering from sixth to third place during the scramble. That lined him up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"It was a lot better starting spot, especially with a bit of a rain delay," he said. "The track was super fast. Any position we could gain in the scramble was great. I felt we could be more aggressive with the setup. I knew we had to keep our momentum up going through the rough stuff. I was afraid if we started sixth we'd get choked up."

Van Dam continued to run well once the A Main began.

"We rolled around in third for the first six or seven laps," he said. "We were able to get to second and then we closed to the leader. There weren't any cautions so it came down to getting through lapped cars. We had closed on him a bit, but with about five laps to go we got into the rougher stuff trying to get around a lapped car and it broke the rear axle."

Van Dam's bid at the win came up a few laps short as he was unable to finish the race. He was credited with a sixth-place finish, which was his 12th top 10 of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 30 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Scramble: 3 (6); Feature: 6 (3).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HenryVanDam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanDamRacing

APPAREL -

Van Dam has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at Enumclaw Xpress Lube.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Johansen Excavating

Based in Buckley, Wash., Johansen Excavating specializes in civil construction. For more information, visit http://www.JohansenExcavating.com .

"Johansen Excavating has been a partner for the past few years," Van Dam said. "They've been a great sponsor, but have been even better friends."

Van Dam would also like to thank Kovash Logging, Highmark Concrete Contractors, Northwest Welding & Fabrication, Enumclaw Xpress Lube, Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw, Clems Enumclaw Powersports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Van Dam Dairy, Village Green Resort, Factory Kahne, D&L Equipment Repair, Zender Equipment, Big Bob's Flooring Outlet, Bob and Joan Shumway, Kellan and Kelsey Hall, Foothills Auto Supply, American Powder Coating, Pete Vos, Char's Barber Shop, Wesmar Race Engines, SpeedMart, Van Dam Farms and Rich Van Dam Dairy for their continued support.

 

 

Carson Macedo Fourth at Fall Nationals Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday and Saturday night for the Fall Nationals with the Tarlton Motorsports team, Carson Macedo would run fourth on Friday night before finishing 14th after starting deep in the field on rubber down surface on Saturday night.

“Friday night we had a really good car, and I made a mistake in traffic that cost us a shot at the win,” Carson Macedo explained. “Saturday night we didn’t time in well and put us in a hole all night long, but Paul Baines and the guys gave me a car that raced really well and we were able to race into the show.”

Timing the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales backed No. 21x entry in fourth quickest in his qualifying flight on Friday night, the Canadian Nationals Champion would proceed to race his way to a second place finish in heat race action and punch his ticket into the preliminary night feature event.

Not making the Dash, Macedo would take the green flag from the 12th starting spot for the 30-lap affair. On a tricky track that allowed for a lot of passing, the Lemoore, CA native flexed his muscle as he worked his way forward quickly.

Working into the Top-10 by the fifth lap, Macedo would continue his forward progress as he cracked the Top-Five just before the race’s halfway point. A lap 15 restart saw the gasser make a big move to work into the second spot as he began to chase after race leader, Justin Sanders.

Getting into heavy traffic on the 22nd lap, Macedo would slip back to fourth before the final caution flew on the 23rd lap.

Trying to make another big move on the restart, Macedo would settle for fourth when the checkered flag was displayed to the field.

Saturday night’s finale would see Macedo time the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino/Pabco Gypsum/Bandy and Associates backed machine in 19th quickest in his qualifying flight.

Getting into an accident early in his heat, Macedo would storm from the back and take the last transfer spot in exciting fashion on the last corner of the last lap.

Safely in the 40-lap affair, Macedo had his work cut out for himself as he took the green flag from the 19th starting spot on a surface that was going to take rubber at some point despite pre race track prep.

As the race got underway, Macedo was able to use some early restarts to gain track position as he found himself in the 14th spot as the rubber began to go down in a big way.

Trying to pick up more positions, the groove would become single file and Macedo would hit his marks and close his weekend out with a 14th place finish.

“14th wasn’t where we wanted to be, but I have to give the guys credit for giving me a good car in the heat and in the feature,” Macedo said. “It is always fun to drive for the Tarlton’s, and I thank them for allowing me such a great opportunity.”

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2017 season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 16, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 3, Top 10’s: 6.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

 

 

Scelzi Scores 10th Top-Five Finish of Season During Fall Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi earned his 10th top-five finish of the season last Friday during the opening round of the Fall Nationals at Silver Dollar Speedway.

The event began on Friday for Scelzi and his Roth Motorsports, family owned team with the eighth-quickest qualifying time in their group. That lined Scelzi up on the pole of a heat race, which he won to lock into the dash. A third-place result in the dash started Scelzi on the inside of the second row for the A Main.

"We had a shot at winning it," he said. "We ran third for the first five or six laps. As we got into traffic we gained around the bottom in turns one and two. Second place got caught behind a lapped car and I squeaked by him. I went into turn three and slid a lapped car, but the caution came out so we were put back to third. On the restart I got to the top right away in turns one and two. The second-place car got tight and bobbled. I had to lift and lost a spot. We went into turn three and just got flat ran into. I locked the brakes up and got over the cushion to miss from us being wiped out."

Scelzi dropped four more positions after being run into, but he rebounded in the closing laps to capture a fifth-place finish. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/EiNU3kebTdU.

"We wanted to win, but to finish in the top five out of 50-plus drivers were there was a good night," he said.

The event finale began with Scelzi timing in 10th quickest in his group on Saturday. That missed a spot in the heat race inversion by only two positions and lined Scelzi up fifth in his heat. He picked up a pair of positions to finish third and lock into the 13th starting position for the main event.

"The track was really slick," he said. "We were really good early. I got to eighth or ninth. Rubber started coming in and we got in line. We were running in the top 10 when we had a restart with 10 laps to go. We got out of the rubber and fell to 12th, but was able to rebound and finish 10th."

Scelzi, who ended 10th, is scheduled to compete this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series.

"I've run well there in the past and I think we'll have a good shot at running up front," he said. "I feel really confident whenever I go there."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 29 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 3 (2); Feature: 5 (3).

Sept. 30 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 10 (13).

SEASON STATS -

61 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 17 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 45 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Roth Motorsports

Roth Motorsports is a premier sprint car organization formed in 1992 by Dennis and Teresa Roth. For more information, visit http://www.RothMotorsports83.com .

"I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as the entire Roth team for their support," Scelzi said. "It's much appreciated and great to be associated with them."

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

 

 

SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY 65th ANNUAL GOLD CUP RACE OF CHAMPIONS

World of Outlaws Return For 65th Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway by: Troy Hennig CHICO, CA – (October 2, 2017) … The World of Outlaws will return to the 65th Anniversary of the famed Gold Cup Race of Champions event at Silver Dollar Speedway. “We are excited to continue our relationship with the World of Outlaws and bring the best sprint car drivers to race against our locals and showcase their skills in front of our great fans at Chico,” said promoter Dennis Gage. The 65th Gold Cup will take place September 5, 6, 7 and 8th of 2018. “We are finalizing all the details but next year’s Gold Cup will continue to be a premier event featuring four nights of racing,” said Gage.

Fans wanting to reserve their current seats for the 2018 event need to fill out their renewal forms and mail it back to the Speedway address before this Friday afternoon, October 6th. Fans can also call the track office at (530) 50-7250 this week. If your seats are not renewed before this Friday, those seats will be available for the public to purchase on Columbus Day, October 9th, at 9 AM. Fans can also reserve their camping spots on the same form.

The link for the on-line 2018 ticket information is located here http://goldcup.silverdollarspeedway.com/2017/2016goldCupOrderForm.pdf

Tickets for the public go on sale October 9th, 2017 at 9 AM. Fans can call the office number at (530) 350-7275 on the day the tickets go on sale. Extra help will be brought in to help answer the phone lines.

The racing schedule for 2018 should be announced sometime around the end of December or beginning of January. Please visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com for the latest information.

 

 

Purse Increases and Rule Adjustments Highlight the 2017 CRSA Sprint Tour Final Events

For Immediate Release – October 2nd, 2017

By Edward Kochersberger (Sodus, NY) | The Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Tour has had a difficult, but entertaining year as far as competition is concerned. The tour has lost many shows in 2017 for various reasons. So in return to its loyal competitors, the CRSA Sprint Tour has made a few adjustments to the purse structure for the final two events of the 2017. These changes will be in play during the Short Track Super Series weekend at Afton Motorsports Park. This prize fund increase will also be initiated for the 305 Racesaver Sprint Car event for Eastern States Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway. The payout for the A-Main feature finishes will go as follows:

Afton Motorsports Park (Friday, October 6th)

Special thanks to Mike Emhof Motorsports, Algonkin Motel:

$1,000.00 2. $650.00 3. $400.00 4. $300.00 5. $250.00 6. $225.00 7. $210.00 8. $200.00 9. $190.00 10. $180.00 11. $170.00 12. $160.00 13. $150.00 14. $150.00 15. $150.00 16. $150.00 17. $150.00 18. $150.00 19. $150.00 20. $150.00 21. $150.00 22. $150.00

Orange County Fair Speedway (Saturday, October 21st)

Special thanks to Johnny’s Service Station, Neiger’s Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing and Heating, Hennessy Wine and Liquor:

$1,000.00 2. $650.00 3. $400.00 4. $300.00 5. $250.00 6. $225.00 7. $210.00 8. $200.00 9. $190.00 10. $180.00 11. $170.00 12. $160.00 13. $150.00 14. $150.00 15. $150.00 16. $150.00 17. $150.00 18. $150.00 19. $150.00 20. $150.00 21. $150.00 22. $150.00

After discussions this week regarding the tire rules for Orange County Fair Speedway and the Eastern States Weekend event for the CRSA Sprints, IMCA has ruled it will allow only a Racesaver approved right-rear tire. The other 3 corners will be open compound Hoosier tires. Any teams having further questions or concerns may contact IMCA's Jim Stannard at (319) 214-7246.

It was agreed upon that further discussions between IMCA, Hoosier and the CRSA Sprint Tour will occur during the offseason regarding an optional tire alternative.

From the management of CRSA:

“We appreciate everyone’s support and understanding. We will see everyone October 6th at Afton for the Short Track Super Series event and conclude the season at Orange County Fair Speedway at Eastern States Weekend on October 21st. “

With two races left, Jeff Trombley (1734 pts) holds a mere two point advantage over second place Thomas Radivoy (1732 pts). Just 34 points behind Radivoy sits Christian Rumsey with 1698 points, and 43 points back is 2016 rookie of the year Sydney Prince. Dana Wagner rounds out the top 5 in points with 1601.

Fans and teams can find out more about the final two races of the Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment season by going to crsasprints.com, on Facebook as ‘CRSA Sprints’, and on Twitter as @CRSAsprints.

The CRSA Sprints would like to thank the following marketing partners for helping to make the 2017 season a success: Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tire, Bicknell Racing Products, Mike Emhof Motorsports, CNY Powersports with Kawasaki, Insigner Performance Fuels, ProFab Enterprises, Kennedy Towing & Service Center, Algonkin Motel, Johnny’s Service Station, Neigers Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Hennessy Wine & Liquor.

 

 

ALL STAR SPRINTS TO CLOSE OUT NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY'S SEASON SATURDAY

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

The final race of the 2017 season at NAPA Wayne County Speedway is set for Saturday, October 7th with Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars in for the fifth time this season. The Lowes Super Stocks will also be in action for the 17th time this season as they help to close outh the racing season.

The ASCoC kicked off NAPA WCS' season back on Saturday, April 22 with Sheldon Haudenschild posting his fifth Arctic Cat All Star win at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. The All Star's would be back to 'Orrville's Historic Oval' on Monday, June 19th as NASCAR driver Kyle Larson wowed the crowd by becoming the first driver to turn a qualifying lap at under 14 seconds, 13.823 seconds, and then win the feature with fellow NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne in second. The ASCoC returned to NAPA Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, July 1st as Joey Saldana returned to the All Stars and collected his 5th win at NAPA WCS, tying him with Sheldon Haudenschild for the most wins at the 3/8 mile oval. It was the Pete Jacobs Memorial on Sunday, September 3rd and Caleb Helms would pocket the $10,000 winners share as he notched his first ever ASCoC win.

Local drivers Danny Mumaw and Brad Haudenschild have led laps this season against the Arctic Cat All Stars but could not finish out their runs at winning. The 2017 track champion, Andrew Palker, competed with the All Stars in the 2015 and 2016 and is looking for his 1st win with the traveling series. All three drivers have a top 10 finish this season against the All Stars. Lee and Dean Jacobs also have top 10 finishes in ASCoC competition at NAPA WCS.

The gates will open at 3 pm on Saturday with race time set for 7 pm.

For more information about this race and the upcoming banquet on Saturday, November 11th, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com or like us on facebook/waynecountyspeedway

 

 

Zearfoss rallies for National Open top-ten finish

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (October 2, 2017) - Capping off a three-day campaign with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the famed Williams Grove Speedway, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss rallied from deep within the field on Saturday night to finish ninth during the Champion Racing Oil National Open finale. Zearfoss’ impressive charge started from the outside of row eight, battling for positions as high as fifth before settling into ninth.

The former World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series feature winner at the world-famous paperclip qualified for the $50,000-to-win, National Open main event by finishing third during his respective heat race. In addition to his top-ten performance, Zearfoss finished 25th and 16th against the Greatest Show On Dirt during Champion Racing Oil National Open preliminary competition on Thursday and Friday, September 28-29. Nearly 50 cars were entered on all three nights.

“We kept improving as the weekend went on. Things were a little rough to start, but we kept trying things and eventually found where we needed to be. I can’t thank Aaron Long enough for this opportunity. We’ve been making a lot of speed this season. The future looks great,” Zearfoss explained, who piloted the H&N Landscaping/RV 4 Wheel Drive/Leahys Auto Body & Towing/No. 58 during National Open weekend. “I think we were good enough to earn a top-five on Saturday. The track didn’t act in our favor the last 20 laps or so, but we did what we could and moved ahead quite a bit.”

The “Jonestown Jet” will continue his 2017 campaign right back at Williams Grove Speedway, set to enter the “Run What You Brung” program for the 410ci sprint cars on Friday night, October 6. Instead of piloting the LA Competition No. 58, Zearfoss will enter action with his family-owned No. 3Z.

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

Brock Zearfoss Racing merchandise, as well as LA Competition merchandise, is now available and can be found at all scheduled events.

2016 Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished second in final Port Royal Speedway 410 sprint car track championship.

2017 Highlights: Started year with back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on March 24-25. Finished fourth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, April 9. Earned first victory of 2017 at Port Royal on April 15. Charged from 13th to finish fifth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, May 7. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 13. Seventh during Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 27. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 3. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Earned pair of top-ten finishes on June 16-17 at Selinsgrove Speedway (second) and Port Royal Speedway (eighth). Finished fifth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 24. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway Park and Williams Grove Speedway during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek. Finished eighth during weekly action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 15. Finished third at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, July 16, during BAPS Paint Night. Earned first ever World of Outlaws victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 21. Hard charged from 21st to 10th during Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedway on July 29. Earned third victory of the season, second at Port Royal, at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 5. Finished fifth at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals. Earned third Port Royal Speedway victory of season on Saturday, August 19. Finished fifth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, August 20. Earned a third place finish at Williams Grove Speedway on August 25, followed by a victory at Port Royal Speedway on August 26; fifth victory of the season/fourth at Port Royal. Earned victory during the Williams Grove Speedway Billy Kimmel Memorial. Finished second during Labor Day Classic at Port Royal Speedway. Finished third during 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. Finished second against the Arctic Cat All Stars at Selinsgrove Speedway on September 16. Finished fourth during Thursday Night Thunder at Susquehanna Speedway on September 21. Finished ninth during Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, September 30.

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 6 (Port Royal Speedway x4)(Williams Grove Speedway - World of Outlaws; Billy Kimmel Memorial)

2017 Port Royal Speedway Track Champion

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline, Stouffer Equipment Company, H&N Landscaping, RV 4 Wheel Drive, Leahys Auto Body/Towing.

 

 

Dietrich experiences tough National Open weekend; Port Royal payday hangs ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA (October 2, 2017) - A weekend that ended shy of expectation, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich joined the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Williams Grove Speedway for the annual Champion Racing Oil National Open during the recent weekend, highlighting his three-day campaign with a charge from row 13 to finish 13th on Thursday, September 28.

Unfortunately for Dietrich, a pair of incidents kept the Gettysburg native from earning respectable finishes on Thursday evening during the Summer Nationals make-up feature, as well as during Friday night’s Champion Racing Oil National Open preliminary program. “Double-D” ultimately recovered and qualified for the $50,000-to-win, National Open finale on Saturday and finished 18th, earning a spot in the marquee event by transferring through his respective heat race.

“Not a lot to say, really. It wasn’t the weekend we wanted, but it is what it is,” Danny Dietrich explained, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Gsell’s Whitetails/Hickory Run Orchards/Carlisle Auto Salvage/CATS Used Truck Parts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Bowman Block & Head Repair/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48. “All we can do now is put all of this behind us and move forward. We have plenty of racing left on our schedule. We’ll be ready for a little redemption during our visit to Port Royal Speedway in a few weeks.”

Danny Dietrich will rejoin the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Saturday evening, October 14, at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. Entering the $10,000-to-win event with a dozen victories on the year, “Double-D” will hunt for his second “Speed Palace” triumph of the season next Saturday night, also claiming the Labor Day Classic victory worth $4,000 on Monday, September 4. It was Dietrich’s second consecutive Labor Day Classic win; his third in four years.

Dietrich’s schedule for Friday and Saturday, October 6-7, stands as uncertain. Plans for the upcoming weekend will be released via social media in the coming days.

“Not too sure what we have planned for this weekend,” Dietrich explained. “It will all kinda depend on what goes on this week. Regardless, we’ll be back on track. I can’t thank my guys enough for what they do for this race team. I have a great car owner and great supporters that allow a schedule like ours to happen. It’s tough at times, but we wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

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

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

2015 Wins: 16
2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway)
2017 Wins: 12 (Lincoln Speedway x7 including Icebreaker 30, Weldon Sterner Memorial worth $6,900, Fallen Firefighters Night worth $5,000, Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek; Williams Grove Speedway on May 26 during Charity Race worth $4,000; Arctic Cat All Star victory at Lebanon Valley Speedway worth $7,000; Arctic Cat All Star victory at Williams Grove Speedway; Labor Day Classic victory worth $4,000 on September 4; Thursday Night Thunder at Susquehanna Speedway on September 21)

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

 

 

Ryan Smith will hop back on the All Star trail at Wayne County Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KUNKLETOWN, PA (October 2, 2017) - After a weekend close to home that included three, full days of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith will hop back on the Arctic Cat All Star trail and visit Orrville, Ohio’s Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, October 7.

“Orrville’s Historic Oval” has hosted the Arctic Cat All Stars on four, separate occasions thus far in 2017, most recently on Sunday, September 3, during the annual Pete Jacobs Memorial worth $10,000. Smith finished seventh during the Labor Day weekend showcase, advancing one position after starting on the outside of row four. The “Kunkletown Kid” will enter Wayne County Speedway’s gates second in the Arctic Cat All Star driver championship chase, accumulating 25 top-ten finishes thus far in 2017, one of which a victory in Dundee, New York, worth $5,000.

“It’s hard to believe our All Star schedule only has three races left on it. It has been a long, fun season, but I think we are all a little relieved that we are approaching the end,” Ryan Smith said, pilot of the Tom and Sherry Leidig/Rick’s Auto Body/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Specialty Rigging/Warko Group/No. 59 during All Star events. “I feel like it has been forever since I entered an All Star race. I missed the Four Crown Nationals at Eldora due to my sister’s wedding, and we were off for the National Open this past weekend, so it’s safe to say that I am ready to get back to work.”

During recent action, the “Kunkletown Kid” entered the Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway on September 28-30. Joining a field that was comprised of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series regulars, national invaders, and a handful of regional standouts, Smith highlighted his weekend at “The Grove” with an 18th place finish on Friday, September 29. Smith missed the $50,000-to-win, National Open finale by one position, the result of a fifth place finish during the Saturday night B-main.

“National Open weekend wasn’t the best for us. We were close, but short of our potential, I feel,” Ryan Smith explained. “We’ll bounce back this weekend and hopefully get the No. 59 up front at Wayne County Speedway.”

Despite missing the 40-lap finale at Williams Grove Speedway, Smith did earn the “Just Missed Award” worth over $1100 on behalf of Dirt Track Digest.

Fans are encouraged to stay up to date with everything Ryan Smith at his official online home: www.ryansmithracing.com. Be sure to also follow Ryan Smith on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @RyanSmithRacing and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid/?ref=br_rs

2017 Highlights: Finished fourth during All Star competition at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on July 1. During Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, Ryan Smith finished fourth at Hagerstown (MD) Speedway, sixth at Williams Grove Speedway and tenth at Selinsgrove Speedway, each for Coldren Motorsports. Charged from 24th to fifth during Kings Royal main event on July 15. Earned a trio of top-ten finishes during 2017 I-79 Summer Shootout; fifth at Eriez (PA) Speedway, ninth at Tri-City Raceway Park (Hard Charger), and fifth at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Earned pair of All Star top five finishes at Outlaw Speedway (first) and Orange County Fair Speedway (ninth) on July 28-29. Finished 11th during inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway. Finished second during All Star action at Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 17. Earned a pair of top-ten finishes in Ohio on September 2-3; eighth during Ohio Sprint Speedweek make-up event at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a seventh place finish during Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway. Earned two top-ten finishes during Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal (PA) Speedway; 10th on Friday and second during 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 finale. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes on September 16-17 including an eighth place finish during the Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove Speedway/ninth place finish at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway.

2017 All Star Wins: 1 (Outlaw [NY] Speedway)

Ryan Smith Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: The Warko Group/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Rick’s Auto Body/Trent Gower Photography/Specialty Rigging/HP Engines/X-1 Race Cars/S&S Speedways/Quality Roofing Supply Company, Inc./C&B Chubby/Vahlco Wheels/GLT Electrical/Thunder on the Hill Racing Series/Armbruster Racing Photos

 

 

Cory Haas earns top-five against Outlaws; Earns National Open start

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, PA (October 2, 2017) - Cory Haas opened his 2017 Champion Racing Oil National Open campaign in a big way by earning a top-five finish against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Thursday, September 28. It was Haas’ first top-five finish of the season against the Greatest Show On Dirt, moving ahead from seventh on the grid to claim fifth at the final finish.

The York native capped off his three-race weekend with a 15th place finish during the Champion Racing Oil National Open finale on Saturday, September 30. It was a great effort by the Trone Outdoor Motorsports program, earning a spot in the $50,000-to-win blockbuster by finishing second during the evening’s B-main.

“It was an awesome weekend for everyone,” Haas explained, pilot of the Trone Outdoor Motorsports/Eagle Steel/Trone Outdoor Advertising/Eagle Evergreens/No. 39. “We were able to piece things together all weekend and it felt great. Earning a top-five finish against that caliber of field isn’t an easy task. I’m proud of my guys. It was a long time coming.”

A pair of Central Pennsylvania programs await Cory Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports during the upcoming weekend including an appearance back at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, October 6. Giving teams an opportunity to bend the rules, a “Run What You Brung” program will be the headline attraction at the world-famous paperclip awarding $3,800.

Haas will make his return to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, October 7, for the annual Hank Gentzler Memorial/Manufacturers Appreciation Race presented by Pancho’s Racing Products. Competing in the Pigeon Hills on a near-weekly basis in 2017, Haas accumulated 13 top-ten finishes at Lincoln Speedway this season, nine of which inside the top-five.

“The season is wrapping up pretty quick,” Haas stated, “I think we have it in us to get a win here soon.”

Cory Haas and John Trone would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Eagle Steel, Trone Outdoor Advertising, Eagle Evergreens, Bricker’s, DMI, Bulldog Rear Ends, York PB Truss, Maxim Chassis, Connecticut Oil Kings, KSE, Wings Unlimited, QA1 Shocks, Creekside Auto Sales, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

DAVID GRAVEL WINS CHAMPION RACING OIL NATIONAL OPEN AT WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY

(MECHANICSBURG, Pa. 10.02.17) — David Gravel passed Donny Schatz for the lead on lap six and went on to capture this past week-end his 16th win of the season in the Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway. Gravel earned $50,000 for his second victory in the prestigious event, while Schatz and James McFadden completed the podium. Gravel was second in National Open event points, lining him up second in the Craftsman Club Dash. Gravel went on to win the event, lining him up on the pole of the $50,000 to win, 40-lap feature.

Schatz got the jump on the initial start and led the first five laps before Gravel took the lead on the front stretch, leading lap six. Friday night’s winner, James McFadden worked by Schatz on lap 18 just before the yellow came out for a slowing Brian Montieth.

On the double-file restart, Gravel opted for the top giving McFadden the bottom, a somewhat unexpected move. “I made a mistake and gave McFadden the bottom, luckily I was able to get around him on the top in three and four,” a relieved Gravel said. McFadden hit the rubber off of turn two and took the lead down the backstretch and led lap 19, before Gravel powered back around the Australian the following lap. The next circuit Shane Stewart shredded a tire running sixth bringing out another yellow.

Schatz worked by McFadden on the restart and set his eyes on the CJB Motorsports No.5. A red flag on lap 28 for Jason Johnson, Kraig Kinser and Shane Stewart brought out an open red. With the bottom being the preferred line around, Gravel was forced to slow his pace as he closed in on the back of the field. Schatz cut the lead down and was on Gravel’s bumper as they received the two to go signal.

Before Schatz could make a move, the final yellow of the night flew for Brian Brown, who cut down a tire running in the top 10. The caution gave Gravel an open track which secured the $50,000 payday for he and the CJB Motorsports No.5 team.

“It’s been a special year. I’m happy to solidify my place here with 3 wins at Williams Grove this season,” Gravel said. “I wish we could have raced a little more tonight, but I’ll take it.”

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Meseraull earns 2nd Mike Hensel Memorial BOSS win at Fremont

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017

By Todd Tappel

FREMONT, Ohio (Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017) - Thomas Meseraull led all 33 laps to capture the 5th annual Mike Hensel Memorial B.O.S.S. non-wing feature at Fremont Speedway, worth $5,000 Saturday, Sept. 30 on Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night.

The victory was the second at “The Track That Action Built” for “T-Mez” who drove the Stan Cortad Racing machine.

Fremont, Ohio’s Matt Foos used a late-race pass around John Ivy to win the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint main. It was the seventh career win at the track for Foos.

Delta, Ohio’s Ky Harper dominated the McCullough Industries 602 Late Model feature to claim his sixth win of the season. The victory was Harper’s 15th career win at the track.

Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti continued his mastery of the Burmeister Trophies Dirt Truck class. Valenti collected his ninth win of the season and the 41st of his career at Fremont Speedway, moving him into 10th on the track’s all-time win list.

Meseraull’s win was his second Mike Hensel Memorial victory and continues the streak of California drivers winning the prestigious event. Meseraull stated, “It was a tough track. The track staff kept knocking down the top and I appreciate that. It could have been a really rough track. Stan Cortad gives me an awesome car and it’s just about time I put it here in victory lane. The Cortad ride carries sponsorship from Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Big Daddies Body Shop, Terry Hawk Engineering, and Rick’s Hair Salon.

Meseraull took the opening advantage from his pole position and led early over Tim Buckwalter, who was making his first career start in a non-wing car. It only took three laps for Matt Westfall to charge from his eighth place starting position into the third spot. The action stopped on lap eight when Tyler Gunn took a hard tumble down the front stretch but walked away unharmed.

Shane Cottle moved into fourth by lap 11 and a great three car battle ensued for the runner-up spot behind Meseraull. Buckwalter, Westfall and Cottle would trade the second through fourth positions lap after lap before settling into their finishing positions on lap 26. A final yellow, on lap 29, for series champion Dustin Smith set up a four lap dash to the finish. Meseraull would go unchallenged and win over Buckwalter, Westfall, Cottle, and Dallas Hewitt. Brian Smith was the hard charger and picked up $333.33 from the Hughes family.

In the 305 sprint feature, Brandon Moore led the opening laps over John Ivy and Matt Foos. Moore held strong until smacking the front stretch wall on lap 17, ending his evening. Ivy held the point on the restart over Foos and 17th place starter Steve Rando. Foos stayed within striking distance and made the winning pass low in turn four coming to the white flag. Foos ran unchallenged the last lap, finishing ahead of Ivy, Rando, 14th starting Paul Weaver, and 16th starting Bobby Clark. The Foos ride is sponsored by B&B Drain Service, Adkins Motorsports, Buckeye Refuse, and Kistler Race Products.

Ky Harper led by nearly a half lap at certain points in the 602 Late Model feature before winning over Dustin Keegan, Chester Fitch, Chester Fitch III, and Brad Mitten. Harper is sponsored by B&R Powdercoating, H&H Environmental, Twist-T-Freez, and VA Risk Services.

In the Dirt Truck feature, Dustin Keegan led early over Steve Endicott and Kent Brewer. Jeff Ward had a nice run and eventually took the second position from Endicott on lap nine. Meanwhile, Valenti was moving through the field from his seventh place start. He passed Endicott on lap 12 and moved around Ward on lap 13. It would only take three more laps to supplant Keegan at the front. Keegan would hang onto second over Ward, Kent Brewer, and Endicott. Valenti is sponsored by A Plus Auto Center, Best Performance, and Craig Miller Trucking.

Fremont Speedway

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017

Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night

Mike Hensel Memorial- BOSS SPRINTS

Qualifying

1.14C-Cooper Clouse, 14.831; 2.77-Dustin Smith, 14.843; 3.7T-Tim Buckwalter, 14.900; 4.24-Landon Simon, 14.917; 5.21K-Kody Swanson, 14.950; 6.44-Michael Fischesser, 15.027; 7.18-Dallas Hewitt, 15.075; 8.57-Shane Cottle, 15.096; 9.54-Matt Westfall, 15.123; 10.19-Matt Cooley, 15.166; 11.12-Ted Hines, 15.171; 12.91x-Aaron Middaugh, 15.188; 13.9X-Thomas Meseraull, 15.232; 14.69R-Mike Miller, 15.260; 15.14-Chad Wilson, 15.288; 16.14K-Trevor Kobylarz, 15.297; 17.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 15.299; 18.74-Drew Rader, 15.319; 19.4J-Justin Owen, 15.461; 20.53-Steve Little, 15.600; 21.12K-Kent Walters, 15.604; 22.08-Andy Feil, 15.629; 23.6-Bill Rose, 15.692; 24.86-Rick Holley, 15.736; 25.32M-Derek Hastings, 15.744; 26.87-Paul Dues, 15.770; 27.31L-Buddy Lowther, 15.885; 28.7-Shawn Valenti, 15.929; 29.26-John Watson, 15.934; 30.2+-Brian Smith, 15.967; 31.96-Riley Vanhise, 16.078; 32.68G-Tyler Gunn, 16.079; 33.5-Bob McMillen, 16.165; 34.3-Joe Butera, 16.193; 35.13-Ian Hunter, 16.310; 36.51-Curtis Muhlenkamp, 16.329; 37.18D-Bobby Distel, 16.407; 38.5M-Mike Moore, 16.448; 39.1J-Jeremy Shambaugh, 16.954;

Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps)

1. 54-Matt Westfall[1] ; 2. 14C-Cooper Clouse[4] ; 3. 57-Shane Cottle[2] ; 4. 12K-Kent Walters[8] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[7] ; 7. 21K-Kody Swanson[3] ; 8. 5-Bob McMillen[9] ; 9. 3-Joe Butera[10] ; 10. 69R-Mike Miller[5]

Heat 2, Group B (8 Laps)

1. 24-Landon Simon[4] ; 2. 19-Matt Cooley[1] ; 3. 18-Dallas Hewitt[2] ; 4. 44-Michael Fischesser[3] ; 5. 12-Ted Hines[5] ; 6. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[6] ; 7. 26-John Watson[10] ; 8. 53-Steve Little[7] ; 9. 86-Rick Holley[8] ; 10. 32M-Derek Hastings[9]

Heat 3, Group C (8 Laps)

1. 7T-Tim Buckwalter[3] ; 2. 74-Drew Rader[2] ; 3. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 4. 08-Andy Feil[1] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 6. 87-Paul Dues[5] ; 7. 13-Ian Hunter[8] ; 8. 31L-Buddy Lowther[6] ; 9. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[10] ; 10. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[9]

Heat 4, Group D (8 Laps)

1. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[4] ; 2. 6-Bill Rose[1] ; 3. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 4. 14K-Trevor Kobylarz[3] ; 5. 4J-Justin Owen[2] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 7. 96-Riley Vanhise[7] ; 8. 5M-Mike Moore[9] ; 9. 18D-Bobby Distel[8]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 21K-Kody Swanson[5] ; 3. 14-Chad Wilson[1] ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[3] ; 5. 87-Paul Dues[4] ; 6. 13-Ian Hunter[6] ; 7. 31L-Buddy Lowther[8] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[10] ; 9. 5-Bob McMillen[7] ; 10. 3-Joe Butera[9] ; 11. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[12] ; 12. 69R-Mike Miller[11]

B-Main 2 (10 Laps)

1. 4J-Justin Owen[2] ; 2. 2+-Brian Smith[4] ; 3. 12-Ted Hines[1] ; 4. 26-John Watson[5] ; 5. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[3] ; 6. 53-Steve Little[7] ; 7. 86-Rick Holley[9] ; 8. 5M-Mike Moore[8] ; 9. 32M-Derek Hastings[11] ; 10. 96-Riley Vanhise[6] ; 11. 18D-Bobby Distel[10]

A-Main 1 (33 Laps)

1. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[1] ; 2. 7T-Tim Buckwalter[3] ; 3. 54-Matt Westfall[8] ; 4. 57-Shane Cottle[9] ; 5. 18-Dallas Hewitt[10] ; 6. 44-Michael Fischesser[14] ; 7. 6-Bill Rose[6] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[20] ; 9. 4J-Justin Owen[18] ; 10. 14C-Cooper Clouse[4] ; 11. 12K-Kent Walters[13] ; 12. 08-Andy Feil[15] ; 13. 74-Drew Rader[2] ; 14. 14-Chad Wilson[21] ; 15. 77-Dustin Smith[11] ; 16. 21K-Kody Swanson[19] ; 17. 14K-Trevor Kobylarz[16] ; 18. 12-Ted Hines[22] ; 19. 24-Landon Simon[5] ; 20. 68G-Tyler Gunn[17] ; 21. 7-Shawn Valenti[12] ; 22. 19-Matt Cooley[7]

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 67M-Matt Ferrell[3] ; 2. 88N-Mike Burkin[1] ; 3. 21-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[8] ; 6. 8-Bobby CLark[5] ; 7. 7J-Gregg McCandless[2] ; 8. 87-Frank Neil[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 3. 9R-Dustin Rall[2] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 5. 4T-Paul Weaver[5] ; 6. 09-Justin Adams[3] ; 7. 27K-Jeremy Kornbaa[7] ; 8. 44-Kyle Farmer[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 2F-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 3. 66D-Chase Dunham[1] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 5. 2L-Landon Lalonde[3] ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[7] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 8. 63-Tad Peck[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 8-Bobby CLark[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 3. 09-Justin Adams[2] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[3] ; 5. 7J-Gregg McCandless[4] ; 6. 87-Frank Neil[7] ; 7. 44-Kyle Farmer[8] ; 8. 63-Tad Peck[9] ; 9. 27K-Jeremy Kornbaa[5]

A-Main 1 - (0 Laps)

1. 2F-Matt Foos[10] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[17] ; 4. 4T-Paul Weaver[14] ; 5. 8-Bobby CLark[16] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[12] ; 8. 4*-Tyler Street[13] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 10. 66D-Chase Dunham[9] ; 11. 2L-Landon Lalonde[15] ; 12. 88N-Mike Burkin[3] ; 13. 9R-Dustin Rall[4] ; 14. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[19] ; 15. 09-Justin Adams[18] ; 16. 7J-Gregg McCandless[20] ; 17. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 18. 67M-Matt Ferrell[2] ; 19. 47-Matt Lucius[11] ; 20. 21-Dustin Stroup[8]

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 88-Danny Roepke Jr[2] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[4] ; 3. 4s-Keith Sorg[6] ; 4. 49X-Noah Wagner[3] ; 5. 33H-Dan Hennig[7] ; 6. 4x-Brian Sorg[5] ; 7. 1H-Zeth Sabo[1] ; 8. 6K-Todd Keegan[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 0K-Jacob Dubbert[2] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[6] ; 3. 99-Gene Potridge[7] ; 4. 32-Kevin Phillips[3] ; 5. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[1] ; 6. 51W-Thomas Anderson[4] ; 7. 5-Jimmy Mcgrath[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 3. 17-Steve Endicott[5] ; 4. 16-Jim Holcomb[2] ; 5. 13-Len Benyak[6] ; 6. 6-Chevy Farmer[4]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[10] ; 4. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 5. 17-Steve Endicott[1] ; 6. 16-Jim Holcomb[12] ; 7. 4s-Keith Sorg[9] ; 8. 5-Jimmy Mcgrath[20] ; 9. 49X-Noah Wagner[11] ; 10. 33H-Dan Hennig[13] ; 11. 32-Kevin Phillips[4] ; 12. 51W-Thomas Anderson[17] ; 13. 13-Len Benyak[15] ; 14. 4x-Brian Sorg[16] ; 15. 88-Danny Roepke Jr[8] ; 16. 99-Gene Potridge[6] ; 17. 6-Chevy Farmer[18] ; 18. 1H-Zeth Sabo[19] ; 19. 0K-Jacob Dubbert[5] ; 20. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[14] ; 21. 6K-Todd Keegan[21]

602 Late Models-McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (6 Laps)

1. 101-Chester Fitch[10] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[8] ; 3. 00-John Brooks[6] ; 4. 6-Brad Mitten[5] ; 5. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[7] ; 6. 5-Chester Fitch III[3] ; 7. 17x-Dustin Keegan[9] ; 8. 4M-Jamie Miller[2] ; 9. 27K-Jay King[1] ; 10. 16-Jim Holcomb[4]

A-Main 1 (12 Laps)

1. 34-Ky Harper[1] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 3. 101-Chester Fitch[4] ; 4. 5-Chester Fitch III[6] ; 5. 6-Brad Mitten[2] ; 6. 4M-Jamie Miller[8] ; 7. 27K-Jay King[9] ; 8. 16-Jim Holcomb[10] ; 9. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[5] ; 10. 00-John Brooks[3]

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

The 2017 awards banquet honoring the accomplishments of Waynesfield Raceway Park drivers will take place Saturday night, November 4th. Drivers finishing in the top 10 in the points standings in each class will be honored along with the announcement of other special awards that evening. Tickets to the banquet are available to the public. Adult admission is $25, kids aged 6-10 years old are $10 with anyone under the age of 5 admitted for free. All tickets much be reserved in advance. NO tickets will be available the day of the event. To reserve your tickets to the 2017 awards banquet, please send your request and payment to: Waynesfield Raceway Park 15595 Waynesfield Rd. Waynesfield, Ohio 45896

All tickets will be available for pickup at the door the evening of the banquet. Tickets will not be mailed. Dress attire is casual. A cash bar will be open inside the venue.

Door will open at 5:30PM. Dinner will be served at 6:30PM with awards, dancing, and race talk following the awards ceremony.

The Grand Plaza Banquet Hall is located at 913 Defiance St, Wapakoneta, Ohio. Parking is free and available in front of the venue.

 

 

IT'S RACE DAY at LONESTAR SPEEDWAY: SPRINT CAR BANDITS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALE - SAT. SEPT. 30, 7PM!

TOP LINE EVENT INFO:

750HP WINGED SPRINT CARS $2000/win & $300/start, $1200/win MODS, $700/win LTD MODS, $500/win FACTORY STOCKS & $200/win FWD 4-CYL! RACES at 7pm!

PITS OPEN by 4pm, STANDS OPEN by 5pm, DRAW CUTOFF at 6:15pm, Track Packing/Hot Laps at 6:45pm then going immediately into racing.

FAMILY PASS PRICING AVAILABLE! Adults (ages 12-64) are $17, Kids (ages 6-11) are $5 - BUT - for $34 you can buy a FAMILY PASS that includes TWO ADULTS and up to FOUR KIDS (ages 11 and under)...a savings of up to $20! Pits $35. ALL tickets sold at the ticket window (only) upon your arrival with cash or credit card.

REMINDER 'FALL HOURS' are in effect - 6:15pm draw cutoff!

WEATHER FORECAST: 84° daytime high, sunny dry 0% precip; 78° at 7pm racetime, clear dry 0% precip. 5mph breeze.

Here are the complete event details:

Kilgore, TX (09/30/17) by DarinShort.com. The long-awaited return of the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series to LoneStar Speedway will take place *TONIGHT* SATURDAY, September 30th. Joining the 360 C.I. fuel injected winged Sprint Cars will be the big LoneStar Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds & FWD 4-Cylinders...all competing for added purse money.

JUST ADDED! 'FAMILY PASS' pricing will be in effect for this event. It's really simple too. General adult admission to this event is $17 for the grandstands. A 'FAMILY PASS' will cost $34, and it includes two adult tickets (any age from 12 and up) PLUS up to 4 kids ages 11 and under - for no added cost! That is a savings up to $20 per family!

So make sure to grab your kids, and/or your kids friends so that you can take full advantage of this FAMILY PASS!

PLUS!! We'll have KIDS BIKE DRAWINGS as well...so not only can your kids get in free, they might just leave LoneStar with a new bicycle as well!

Fans can expect a great field of top Sprint Car teams from throughout the region, with drivers such as: Justin Melton, Zane Lawrence, Chad Wilson, Claud Estes III, Michael Lang, Dustin Gates, Colby Estes, Michelle Melton, Gary Floyd, DJ Estes, Chance McCrary, Tucker Doughty, Junior Jenkins, Cody Stacy, Chase Parson, Brad Queen, Dalton Stevens, Ryan Hall, Steve McMackin, Kyle Jones, Chad Koch, Johnny Miller and Charlie McDonald. A host of other regional teams can be expected as well. Through the first seven SCB events of the 2017 season, a total of 66 sprint car teams have competed.

You and your family will be able to take in this massive event for just $17 adult (ages 12-64) general admission! Ages 6-11 are just $5, while Seniors/Military can take it all in for $15. All pit passes for all ages are $35. Again, FAMILY PASS pricing is also in effect for $34, which includes 2 adult tickets and up to 4 tickets for all ages 11 and under. All tickets are sold at the ticket window (only) upon your arrival. Cash or credit cards are available payment methods.

LoneStar Speedway is located at 3131 FM 1252 Kilgore, TX 75662, Track Phone on race day is: (903)-986-9731. Specifically, if you are on I-20 (either direction) take Exit 583 and head north to the 4-way stop light (about 1/2 mile). Go east (right) about 1 mile and you will see the track entrance on the south (right) side of the road. The web address is www.LoneStarSpeedway.com or search Facebook by entering: "LoneStar Speedway".

The LoneStar Speedway racing divisions will all be racing for added purse money: Modifieds will be racing for $1,200 to win, the Limited Modified winner will take home $700, and the first Factory Stock to reach the checkers will receive $500. The FWD 4-Cylinders will round out the 5-division racing card, racing for $200 to win. Great payback is spread out throughout the field, and the complete breakdown is located here for all divisions:

SPRINT CAR BANDITS A-FEATURE PAYBACK (25 Laps): $2,000 - $1,000 - 600 - 500 - 400 - 390 - 380 - 370 - 360 - 350 (10th) - 340 - 330 - 320 - 310 - 300...to 20th. All non-starters or non-qualifiers receive $100. All standard SCB rules and procedures are in effect. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series rules - which will be enforced, as always. Westhold transponders required for electronic scoring, track rental of $20 if you do not already have one. RACEceivers required.

ADDED PURSE IN ALL LONESTAR DIVISIONS:

MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $1,200 - $600 - $450 - $350 - $250 (5th) - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $120 - $120 - $120 - $100...to 20th. All Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $50. Transponders will be used for electronic scoring. If you've yet to order yours, please email ingallssusie28@gmail.com with your name, car number, division, preference (hard-wired or rechargeable). No mufflers required. RACEceivers required.

LIMITED MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $700 - $400 - $300 - $220 - $200 (5th) - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60...to 20th. All Limited Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $30. Transponders will be used for electronic scoring. If you've yet to order yours, please email ingallssusie28@gmail.com with your name, car number, division, preference (hard-wired or rechargeable). No mufflers required. RACEceivers required.

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE PAYBACK: $500 - $300 - $200 - $180 - $160 (5th) - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $80 - $60 - $40...to 20th. All Factory Stock NQ's or Non-Starters $20. Transponders will be used for electronic scoring. If you've yet to order yours, please email ingallssusie28@gmail.com with your name, car number, division, preference (hard-wired or rechargeable). No mufflers required. RACEceivers required.

FWD 4-Cylinders: $200 - $120 - $100 - 90 - $80 - $70 - $60 - $50 - $40 - $30...to 20th. RACEceivers required.

No outside food/drink allowed through ticket gate. Great food and drinks available at family-affordable pricing. Adult beverages for sale next to main concession stand. Tailgating in the parking lot before the races is fine, as long as you clean up your area afterwards.

The Pit Area *TODAY* SATURDAY September 30th will open by 4pm (teams can arrive much earlier, if desired, but we'll clear out pits just prior to opening), Grandstands open at 5pm, Draw Cutoff 6:15pm, Pit Meeting 6:30pm, then Track Packing/Hot Laps...with racing to follow immediately. Races should fire off by 7:15-7:30pm. The sun sets over LoneStar at 7:05pm, which will be just perfect to maintain optimum racing surface conditions.

You can upgrade any grandstand admission ticket to the reserved section (bucket seats) for $5/ticket upon your entrance to the reserved section. All Pit Passes all ages are $35.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Blaine's Motor Supply, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, The Oil Medics, Mow Time in Farmersville, Griffith Trucking Equipment, PRO-TECH Service Company, Simpson Race Products, Ultra Shield Race Products, Lightning Wings, Rod End Supply, Spellbound Boutiques of Rockwall and DarinShort.com.

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact Steve Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

Also remember tonight we'll be having a silent auction for Billy Meazell's recovery. Complete details are contained within this LoneStar Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/LoneStarSpeedway/posts/1500821649954575

CLICK www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for all Track info and www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info...and we look forward to seeing you *TONIGHT* SATURDAY September 30th, for the long-awaited return of the Sprint Car Bandits to LoneStar Speedway!

 

 

Chip Ganassi Headlines PRI Grand Opening Breakfast -- Superstar team owner joins MAVTV’s Dave Despain at 30th anniversary Performance Racing Industry Trade Show --

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (Sept. 29, 2017) – Motorsports legend Chip Ganassi, owner and CEO of Chip Ganassi Racing, will help kick off the world’s premier event for motorsports professionals by headlining the Grand Opening Breakfast at the trade-only Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show on Thursday, December 7, 2017, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Hosted by MAVTV’s Dave Despain, the Breakfast takes place immediately before the exclusive 30th anniversary PRI Show opens for the three biggest business days in racing, December 7-9. Despain will interview Ganassi in a casual and intimate stage setting, sharing personal stories and experiences for a captive audience of more than 3,000 industry professionals, who will be treated to breakfast while enjoying the talk show-style program.

"Chip Ganassi is truly one of the most dynamic and forward-thinking team owners in racing today," said PRI General Manager Bill Miller, "and we couldn’t be more pleased to open PRI’s big 30th anniversary Trade Show with what promises to be a lively and highly entertaining program led by the one and only Dave Despain."

Chip Ganassi Racing in 2017 fielded two cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, two in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, four cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series, two in the WeatherTech United Sports Championship, and two in the World Endurance Championship. Overall, his teams have won 17 championships and over 160 races, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400, a 24 Hours of Le Mans, seven Rolex 24 At Daytonas and the 12 Hours of Sebring.

"I’m excited to be a part of the 30th anniversary of the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show," said Ganassi. "Having the opportunity to be interviewed by Dave Despain and share some stories with industry professionals to kick off the trade show will be fun. I’m really looking forward to it."

The Grand Opening Breakfast is open exclusively to PRI attendees and not to the general public. The Breakfast takes place in the Indiana Convention Center’s Sagamore Ballroom. Doors open at 7 a.m., and the program begins at 8 a.m. PRI attendees may attend the Breakfast free of charge, but guests are advised to arrive early, as seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This year’s PRI Trade Show will feature over 1,100 companies exhibiting in more than 3,400 booths, showcasing the latest developments in auto racing technology. Tens of thousands of buyers from all 50 states and 70 countries will be on hand to conduct business.

In addition, the days leading up to and including the PRI Show, which have come to be known as Race Industry Week, will offer a range of motorsports-related activities in and around the Indiana Convention Center beginning on Monday, December 4. Numerous conferences, seminars and other special events will offer unlimited business opportunities and provide invaluable insight on the latest technologies and how to apply them throughout the racing world.

To register for the 2017 PRI Trade Show, log on to www.pri2017.com.

About Performance Racing Industry Since its inception in 1986, Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has served as the motorsports industry's key source for trends, merchandising ideas, new products, business strategies, and more. Through its monthly business magazine, Performance Racing Industry, and the world’s premier auto racing trade show, the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN, motorsports industry members from all over the world remain in tune with the worldwide racing marketplace. For more information, visit www.performanceracing.com.

 

 

Attica Raceway Park to hand out $47,000 in point fund/contingency awards Nov. 18

Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

Contact: Rex LeJeune

419-680-5606

ATTICA, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park will hand out $47,000 in point fund money and contingency awards at the season-ending banquet set for Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Attica Fairgrounds Reception Hall.

The top 10 in points in the Hammer Pallets 410 Sprints will share in point fund monies and contingency awards of $22,000 with champion Chris Andrews taking home $8,000. Devin Shiels will earn $5,000 as the champion of the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models with the top 10 in points sharing in $15,000 in point fund and contingency prizes. Fremont Fence 305 Sprints champion Paul Weaver will earn $3,000 with the top 10 in points sharing in $10,000.

Tickets to the banquet are $25 each and include the meal. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 14; no tickets will be sold at the door. Call Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park, at 419-680-5606.

Doors will open at the Attica Fairgrounds Reception hall at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 with the buffet dinner at 5 p.m. and the awards ceremony beginning at 6 p.m.

The top 10 in points for the 410 sprint division were: 1. Chris Andrews; 2. DJ Foos; 3. Stuart Brubaker; 4. Travis Philo; 5. Duane Zablocki; 6. Shawn Valenti; 7. Jody Keegan; 8. Jordan Ryan; 9. Dan McCarron; and 10. Jess Stiger. McCarron will also be honored as the division’s rookie of the year.

The top 10 in points for the late model division were: 1. Devin Shiels; 2. Doug Drown; 3. Mike Bores; 4. Ryan Markham; 5. Cody Scott; 6. Jeff Warnick; 7. Jim Gingery; 8. Nate Potts; 9. Dave Hornikel; and 10. Matt Irey. Warnick will also be honored as the division’s rookie of the year.

The top 10 in points for the 305 sprint division were: 1. Paul Weaver; 2. Kyle Capodice; 3. John Ivy; 4. Jamie Miller; 5. Seth Schneider; 6. Steve Rando; 7. Ricky Peterson; 7. Bobby Clark; 9. Jason Keckler; 10. Jordan Ryan. Chase Dunham will be honored as the division’s rookie of the year.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

 

 

Matt Covington

CG Motorsports- GLENPOOL, Ok. (Sept. 23, 2017) Matt Covington had a strong showing during the ASCS National, Hockett/McMillin Memorial triple header weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway. Covington came home 13, 6th, and 2nd over the course of all three nights.

On night one of the three-day race weekend, Covington was able to make the main through the heats and qualifier to come home 13th in the feature.

Friday night, Covington was able to win the heat while also going 4th to 3rd in the qualifier, earning the 10th starting position for the feature. Matt worked from the 10th spot in the main to bring his A-Rock Materials/Triple X chassis home 6th at the drop of the checkers.

Saturday night had Covington and the crew prepping the car for what he hoped to be another strong run on the final night of the three-day affair.

After the previous two nights’ point total, Matt found himself 6th in the points overall. He was to start 3rd row outside in the finale A feature.

At the drop of the green, Covington battled to advanced towards the front. After a handful of laps completed and a couple cautions, Covington found his way inside the top-5 running in 3rd. Covington gained the runner-up spot when Wayne Johnson’s night ended while battling a lap car, who was running 2nd at the time. Covington worked the high side the rest of the feature and was able to maintain a solid runner-up finish to close out the triple-header weekend.

“This past weekend turned out really well for us, especially considering there was a stout field of 50 plus cars,” stated Covington. “We struggled with a couple mechanical part issues the first two nights, but we still managed to come out 6th in the points for Saturday. The car was fast each night. It was great to cap off the weekend with a second-place run. I would have liked to get the win, but we didn’t have what it took to get around Sam. He almost gave it to us at the end by slipping up a little. But, after that last restart, we basically just kept our nose clean on the top. A bit earlier in the race we were starting to catch a little heat from the drivers behind us. So, I just did my best to hold onto that 2nd spot. We will be at I-80 this weekend and hope to keep the momentum up through the end of the season.”

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank all partners who have helped make the current 2017 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with many seasons to come: T&L Foundry, Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, Winters, Brodix, C.G. Martin Company, Factor 1 Racing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, DMI Components, Keizer Wheels, ButlerBuilt, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Wesmar Racing Engines, Bob Hurley RV, Eaton Industrial, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, STW Trailer sales, Edison Auto

2017 STATS: Starts-50, Wins-1, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-37

ON TAP: 9/30/2017 I-80 Speedway - Greenwood, NE 10/6/2017 El Paso County Raceway - Calhan, CO

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio (Select Pay-Per-View video) during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: Leftover 2016 along with the new 2017 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races in the trailer!

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2017 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95.

 

 

BIG WEEKEND OF CHEAP ENTERTAINMENT AT JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY

Come One, Come All This Weekend To Jacksonville Speedway!

Friday Sept 29th: $5 Admission for EVERYONE 11 and older. Free Admission for kids 10 and under for Season Championship night.

Sunday Oct 1st. "Smash Bash" Demo Derby. $10 admission for EVERYONE 11 and oder. Free Admission for kids 10 and under.

The weather looks to be nearly perfect this weekend as we host two great events. Friday Night features the final night of weekly points racing as Barney's Pizza and Pub presents $5 Fan Appreciation Night featuring 6 full classes of racing. 305 Winged Sprints, Modifieds, Crate Late Models, Street Stocks, Micros and Hornets take to the track and you can catch all of the exciting action for just a $5 bill. If you haven't made it out to Jacksonville Speedway yet this season, there's no better night to be sure you are going to get your money's worth than this one! Grandstands open at 5:00. Racing starts at 7:00.

Then on Sunday we host "SMASH BASH" presented by JB Hawks Discount Tobacco and Vape featuring a big Demo Derby by Mike Brown Promotions. We expect a really nice field of cars for our first derby at Jacksonville Speedway besides the Morgan County Fair. Admission for ages 11 and over is just $10 with kids 10 and under Free. Gates open at 3:30. Derby starts at 5:00.

 


 

Trophy Cup Field Adjusted

by Ron Rodda

As is normally the case with Trophy Cup weekend approaching, several driver changes have taken place. With some car owners still looking for a driver, additional names are likely to be added to the 24th Annual event.

For a while, the entry list showed Joey Saldana behind the wheel of the Willie Kahne owned 51K sprint. That has changed and the winged 360 will be driven by Lake Stevens, Washington’s Austen Wheatley.

Racing since age 7, Wheatley started in micro sprints before becoming an ASCS regular. He is also the owner of Vaportrail Clothing and Downforce Designs. An announcement is expected very soon naming the new driver of the 44W entry.

Added to the field is three time Cup champion, Tim Kaeding, who will drive a Roth Motorsports entry. One of the more exciting drivers to come out of California, the San Jose veteran was the first driver to win a Saturday Trophy Cup main event after starting last, in 24th position.

Clayton Snow has released the driver’s name for his car and it is Benton, Arkansas ASCS/USCS veteran, Tim Crawley. Approaching 180 career sprint car wins, Crawley is the most versatile driver in the field. He has 51 late model wins plus victories in the modified, dwarf car, midget, and street stock divisions.

The 24th Annual Trophy Cup is set for October 19-21 at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway. This year a $165,000 purse will be paid with Saturday’s A main guaranteeing $2050 to start. The driver who earns the most points will be the Cup champion and is guaranteed $20,000.

 

 

ROA COMES BACK FROM A SPIN TO FINISH EIGHTH AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!

(Buena Park, CA, September 27, 2017) Brody Roa came back from a spin on the fourth lap of Saturday’s “Glenn Howard Classic” at Perris Auto Speedway to finish eighth in the 30-lap main. The 17th top 10 finish in 18 races in the 2017 USAC/CRA season kept the likeable driver in second place in the championship standings.

Things started off great when Roa out qualified the 25-car field with a lap of 16.756 around the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. The effort was good for the $100.00 Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award.

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Brody Roa poses with the $100.00 Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award” last Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway. USAC/CRA photo.

Roa, who calls Garden Grove, California home, started sixth in his 10-lap heat race. The lanky driver quickly settled into third and stayed there for the duration and earned an automatic transfer into the 30-lap main event.

Starting sixth again in the 30-lapper, Roa found himself sliding forward and backward from fourth to sixth over the first three laps. Coming off turn two on the fourth lap, the 26-year-old went to the top of the track, got a big drive and moved from sixth to fourth in one swoop. However, when he got to turn three, the green #91R bicycled. The car was quickly back on all four tires, but it slid to a stop in turn four bringing out the yellow flag.

For the restart, Roa had to start dead last as he was the cause of the yellow flag. Slowly, but surely, he worked his way through the pack. By the halfway point he was just outside the top ten and he found himself in ninth on lap 20. Ten laps later, he took the checkered flag after working hard and passing 15-cars from the back for the eighth-place finish.

Roa and the crew have some time off before returning to action at Perris Auto Speedway on October 21st. After that, there will only be five races remaining in the 2017 USAC/CRA season before the crew embarks on a winter’s worth of prep for the 2018 season opener.

The team will have its good-looking shirts in the pits at all the remaining races. Cost is $20.00. For those who cannot attend, the shirts are available by mail for $20.00 plus $7.00 shipping in the USA (foreign countries contact for shipping costs).

 

 

2017 RACING SEASON TO CONCLUDE WITH THE HARVEST CUP

Haubstadt, IN - September 28, 2017 - Tri-State Speedway will present its final race of this season on Saturday October 7th. This event which is promoted as the Harvest Cup also serves as the finale as well as championship night for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series. This race originated six seasons ago and now includes the MSCS 410 non wing sprint cars plus the MMSA Mini Sprints and the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds.
MSCS Sprint Car drivers present will be competing for a purse which will award their feature winner $5,000. This is a substantial increase over last year’s top prize! Sunday October 8th will serve as a pre-set rain date if needed. Also the times have been adjusted. Warm-ups will begin at 5 o’clock with racing set for 6:30 P.M. Drivers are reminded that the pit gate will open at 2:30 in the afternoon with the MSCS pill draw closing at 4:15
P.M. prior to the drivers meeting.
For MSCS the Harvest Cup is that one last opportunity to gain those valuable season points. A larger share of the Hoosier Tire sponsored point fund is up for grabs this one last time. The evening provides an opportunity to present certain MSCS season awards with the race fans who support the series present. The MSCS Championship Driver, Championship Car Owner, and the Rookie of the Year awards are to be presented.
Brady Short already holds a decisive 135 points lead over his closest rival Carson Short. With a maximum of 70 points still available at the Harvest Cup, Brady Short will be crowned as the 2017 Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series Champion. Cam Pottorff of Martinsville, IN, owns the champion’s car. The driver who will become the runner-up is to be decided race night between Carson Short and Brandon Mattox. Other drivers within range for a top five season finish include Kyle Cummins, Kent Schmidt, Robert Ballou, and rookie Kendall Ruble.
Kendall Ruble of Vincennes, IN, also leads in the MSCS Rookie of the Year points. Ben Knight is his closest challenger. They are close in that the two are 7th and 8th in the overall standings for the 49 active MSCS drivers. Racing during the heats, B, or A will decide which driver will receive this year’s award.
Five drivers have posted MSCS feature wins at Tri-State Speedway this season. Kevin Thomas Jr. has collected the two with the biggest purses. He won the Hoosier Sprint Nationals and the Haubstadt Hustler. KT also won last year’s Harvest Cup! Kyle Cummins also has two Tri-State MSCS wins in 2017 as does Chase Stockon. Carson Short and Chris Windom have a feature win each in action at Haubstadt earlier in the season.
To wrap up the program the UMP Modifieds will be competing for an increased purse with their feature paying $1,500 to win. Kentucky driver Trent Young won the final two modified features at Haubstadt last season. He also won the most recent modified feature at Tri-State this season. It will be the fourth appearance of the season for the touring MMSA Mini Sprint group. Ohio’s Rod Henning has won all three mini- sprint features held so far.
Remember that on Saturday October 7th Tri-State Speedway will be Racing-Racing-
Racing! The grandstands for the triple header will open at 3:30 P.M. Adult tickets are
$20. Student tickets (ages 13-18) are $15. Children age 12 and under are free!
Provided as News & Information for MSCS & Tri-State Speedway.

 

 

Swindell Wins Twice and Taylor Captures Championship to Lead Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Sept. 28, 2017) - Inside Line Promotions driver Sammy Swindell scored a pair of victories to lead Team ILP into the Winner's Circle last weekend.

Swindell was victorious during both preliminary nights at the 7 th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial hosted by Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. He also led during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour finale on Saturday before a crash sent him to the back of the pack. Swindell rallied to a fourth-place finish.

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

Dominic Scelzi posted a runner-up result on Saturday after a fourth-place finish on Friday during the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.

Henry Vam Dam earned a second-place result on Saturday at Central Washington State Fair Speedway in Yakima, Wash., with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series.

Joe Trenca tied his career-best finish with a runner-up result on Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprints Tour and Empire Super Sprints.

Kevin Swindell Racing and Spencer Bayston finished third on Sunday at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Ill., with the IRA Sprint Car Series.

Tony Bruce Jr. recorded a fourth-place result on Friday at Lucas Oil Speedway during the Hockett/McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Additionally, Zac Taylor produced his first career track championship at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo.

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2017 -

Jack Dover - 8 (Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on May 6 and May 13; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 27 and Aug. 25; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 1 and June 3; Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on June 13 and Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on June 17); Derek Hagar - 8 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on March 4; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 29; Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on July 2; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 15; Double X Speedway in California, Mo., on July 23; Boyds Speedway in Ringgold, Ga., on Aug. 18 and Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Ga., on Aug. 19); Kerry Madsen - 7 (Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Feb. 11; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 12, June 2 and Sept. 2; Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7 and July 8 and Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on July 13); Zac Taylor - 7 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on May 13, Aug. 27 (twice) and Sept. 9 and I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on June 3, June 17 and July 15); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 6 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 22, June 17 and July 22; RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, on May 26; Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on June 3 and South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Aug. 19); Giovanni Scelzi - 5 (Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on May 5; Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on May 13; Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., on June 3; Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 10 and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Aug. 18); Sammy Swindell - 5 (Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark., on June 9; Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., on July 29; Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on Aug. 26 and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on Sept. 21 and Sept. 22); Zach Blurton - 3 (U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., on April 27; Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on July 28 and Rooks County Fairgrounds in Stockton, Kan., on Aug. 18); Caleb Helms - 3 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on March 24; Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, on March 25 and Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Sept. 3); Johnny Herrera - 3 (Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 18 and Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., on March 31 and April 1); Austen Wheatley - 3 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on March 31 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on May 20 and Sept. 3); Seth Bergman - 2 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on May 6 and Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on July 21); Tommy Bryant - 2 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on March 25 and Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on Aug. 18); Chase Johnson - 2 (Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on June 9 and Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on June 17); Travis Rilat - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20 and BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on June 17); Dominic Scelzi - 2 (Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on June 24 and Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, on July 25); Marshall Skinner - 2 (Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on May 26 and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on May 31); Trey Starks - 2 (Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., on April 30 and Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on July 7); Kevin Swindell Racing - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15 and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, on June 22); Josh Baughman - 1 (Double X Speedway in California, Mo., on July 9); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Aug. 25); Ryan Bowers - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on Sept. 9); Rob Chaney - 1 (Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on July 29); Dylan Cisney - 1 (Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on May 19); Zane Hendricks - 1 (Flint Creek Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on July 28); Alex Hill - 1 (Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada on May 19); Danny Lasoski - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 24); Zane Lawrence - 1 (Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas, on April 28); Anthony Miller - 1 (Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., on Feb. 18); Joshua Shipley - 1 (Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., on Sept. 16); and Channin Tankersley - 1 (Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, on June 16).

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Starks Ready for National Open Following Busy Weekend in Central PA

Inside Line Promotions - ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (Sept. 28, 2017) - Trey Starks is heading into one of the biggest weekends of the season with confidence.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver will compete this Thursday through Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the $50,000-to-win National Open with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"It's definitely the biggest weekend of the season out here," he said. "The National Open has always been cool and special to me. It was the first race I ran in Central Pennsylvania a few years ago and we did pretty well my first time. It's a race I look forward to and now having more experience I'm excited to see how we can perform."

Starks is coming off a busy three-race weekend that began a week ago Thursday at Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa. He qualified fifth quickest and placed fifth in a heat race before rallying from 14 th to sixth in the main event.

"We raced pretty good and were happy with our finish," he said. "I tried to make smart decisions and pick them off one by one. There were a few wrecks that gained us two or three spots, but we were solid and I didn't make a ton of mistakes."

He invaded Williams Grove Speedway the following night for the final tune-up prior to the National Open. Starks timed in fourth quickest before ending third in a heat race, which started him seventh in the A Main.

"We dropped one position in the heat race, which put us out of the dash since the used the Outlaws format," he said. "We started seventh and got into another car, who had gotten into the inside guardrail to start the race. We bent the front axle so our car wasn't handling well. I knew we had damaged something so we tried to limp it home."

Starks capped the night with a 14th-place result.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway for the Dirt Classic. Starks qualified 20th quickest before placing third and second, respectively, in twin heat races. That earned enough points to lock into the 13th starting position for the main event.

"We were rolling pretty good on the start," he said. "Toward the end we fell off. It felt like every move we made on the race track seemed to be the wrong one. You'd get a good move going and then something would happen and we'd lose a few spots. We had a good car, but the way the circumstances played it out wasn't in our favor."

Starks ended with a 15th-place finish.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 21 - Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 6 (14).

Sept. 22 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 14 (7).

Sept. 23 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race #1: 3 (4); Heat race #2: 2 (4); Feature: 15 (13).

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 2 wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 47 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the National Open with the World of Outlaws Craftsman 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 .

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"FK Rod Ends produces the best product available and are awesome people to work with," Starks said. "We've been with them for a long time and are grateful for their support."

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Knepper & Meents Memorial Weekend

Belleville, IL - With a handful of races left for the 2017 season, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League look to the two day show at Belle-Clair Speedway on September 29th and 30th.
Set to honor two of the Metro Saint Louis region's most recognized supporters of open wheel racing, Friday night's show on 9/29 will be the rescheduled 26th Annual Knepper Memorial. Saturday's show will be the 13th Annual Charlene Meents Memorial. Both nights the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will be joined by the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League. With every POWRi event to date at Belle-Clair Speedway claimed by weather, fans, drivers and teams are chomping at the bit to take on the high-banked 1/5 mile.

During her years with MARA, Charlene Meents was instrumental in keeping midget racing alive in the Midwest, especially the St. Louis area. She played an important role in maintaining MARA's presence in some of the country's largest and most notable races, including the Belleville Nationals and the Chili Bowl Nationals. Though she passed away in 2003, Meents is remembered by many as a friendly face who welcomed them to each MARA event. Along with her friends and family, the Charlene Meents Memorial keeps her racing legacy alive.

Knepper, a Belleville native, was one of the most notable drivers to come out of the St. Louis area. He won five St. Louis Auto Racing Association Midget championships from 1954 to 1960. Knepper also drove in the Indianapolis 500 five times, from 1965 to 1969. One of Knepper's most notable victories was at the famed Little 500 Sprint Car race at Anderson, Indiana in 1962. Knepper passed in Belleville, Illinois in 1992.

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

 

 

Richard Vander Weerd 5th During Glenn Howard Classic at Perris Auto Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making a long awaited return to Perris Auto Speedway last Saturday night, Richard Vander Weerd would make a couple of late race moves to net a fifth place finish during the Glenn Howard Classic.

“We went out a timed in and it was still a little greasy so we were in an early hole,” Richard Vander Weerd said. “We got to sixth pretty quick in the main, and as the top came in I moved up and was able to get fifth coming to the line.”

Timing the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Mid-Valley Pipe backed No. 10 in ninth fastest amongst the 23 cars checked into the event, Vander Weerd would then pick up a second place finish in his heat race.

Lining up ninth on the grid for the feature event, Vander Weerd would work the bottom in the early goings of the race, as he was able to race his way in to the sixth spot.

As the field mostly worked the bottom, Vander Weerd would venture to the high side just as the race reached the halfway point. While the top came in and was good, the bottom remained hooked up too and it was tough to make up ground.

Staying committed to the high-side, Vander Weerd would get a big run on the white flag lap that saw him overtake Danny Faria at the finish line as he would leave with a fifth place finish.

“Once we got to the top I felt good, but the bottom was just as good and it made it tough to really make up any ground,” Vander Weerd added. “I stayed up there and kept pounding away, and it worked out coming to the finish line.”

Richard and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-20, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-15.

ON TAP: Richard Vander Weerd is contemplating taking part in the Cotton Classic in Hanford, CA on Oct. 14th.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Vander Weerd Racing by ‘Liking’ them on facebook at www.facebook.com/VanderWeerdRacing.

 

 

Cory Eliason Sweeps Placerville Nor Cal Posse Shootout With KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: Big money races are taking center stage all over the country, and drivers and teams hoisting the hardware are those that chose to run KSE Racing Products.

In California, Cory Eliason and Rod Tiner had quite the weekend. During the two-day Nor Cal Posse Shootout, Eliason was dominant as he parked the famed Rod Tiner Racing entry in victory lane both nights using KSE Racing Products.

4 Crown weekend at Eldora saw Brady Bacon score with the All Stars, Tyler Courtney win in the Silver Crown Car, Spencer Bayston dominate the Midget race, CJ Leary win with the USAC Sprint Cars, and Tim Shaffer take down the World of Outlaws.

David Gravel returned to his winning ways at Lernerville Speedway, and Brooke Tatnell used KSE Racing Products to win at LaSalle Speedway.

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.

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Cody Lamar Looking Forward to Fall Nationals in Chico, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Cody Lamar had a frustrating trip to Placerville Speedway on Friday and Saturday night and the Sacramento, CA driver is eagerly looking forward to redeeming himself this weekend in Chico, CA during the Fall Nationals.

“Placerville was rough last weekend,” Cody Lamar said. “I got behind early with a bad time trial lap and we were playing catch up from that point forward.”

Timing the A1 Septic/Joe Hunt Magnetos/NAAKE Suspension No. 9L entry in 28th fastest of the 41 entries checked in for the Nor Cal Posse Shootout, Lamar was quickly in a deep hole with points being handed out all weekend.

Lining up in the fourth row of his heat race, Lamar would struggle to make up points as he would finish in the ninth spot and find himself buried in the Friday night semi. Lining up 15th in the semi, Lamar would get up near the Top-10 but being involved in a late tangle, he would have to restart from the tail as he finished 17th.

Just focusing on two heat races on Saturday night, Lamar would finish sixth in his first heat that was lined up straight off of event points, before finishing second in the second heat that was inverted fully of the previous heat race line up.

Still mired in the ‘B’ main, Lamar would take the green flag from the 12th starting position with the top six finishers moving into the 40-lap feature event. From his 12th starting spot, Lamar was quickly on the move as he moved into the Top-10.

Looking for more, Lamar would come on strong as he found himself in the seventh position with three laps to go. In a three car battle for the final transfer spot, Lamar would come up just short as he was scored in seventh and was the first car to not transfer from the “b”.

“We did make up some ground on Saturday night, and we came up just a bit short in making the feature which was a nice recovery after it all started,” Lamar added. “Thanks to everyone that helped all weekend long.”

Cody and his team would like to thank A1 Septic, Joe Hunt Magnetos, and NAAKE Suspension for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-24, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 4, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Cody and his team will head to Chico, CA Friday and Saturday night for the Fall Nationals.

 

 

Ian Madsen 13th and Seventh at Eldora Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Traveling to Eldora Speedway for Four Crown weekend, Ian Madsen would finish 13th with the World of Outlaws on Friday night before a seventh place finish on Saturday night with the All Star Circuit of Champions.

“It was a tricky track all weekend long,” Ian Madsen said. “I think we were good enough to be in the Top-10 on both nights, but I had a bad double file restart on Friday night that set us back.”

Battling with the “Greatest Show on Dirt” Friday night at the famed Ohio Speedway, Madsen got his night started off by timing the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring No. 18 machine in fifth quickest during his time trial flight.

Running third in his heat race, the Knoxville Raceway Champion moved into the feature event where he took the green flag from the ninth starting position. On a slick surface, Madsen held his own in the Top-10 as the race moved along.

A late restart would bunch the field back up and Madsen would have a little bad luck as he would get shuffled back. Falling out of the Top-10, Madsen closed the night out with a 13th place finish.

Back at the ½ mile again on Saturday night, Madsen would time in sixth quickest before finishing fourth in his heat race. Moving to the feature event, Madsen had his work cut out for him as he took the green flag from the 14th starting position.

With the track extremely slick again, Madsen would do a nice job of running a patient race as he crept into the Top-10. As he continued to work around the Eldora Speedway, Madsen would take the checkered flag with a seventh place finish.

“It was good to get back to Eldora and race with the All Stars and the Outlaws,” Madsen added. “We have a big weekend of racing coming up in PA, so we will try to keep doing what we have been doing and see if he was stay up front.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Team Kline Electric, Greenland Homes, Team Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Des Moines Area Roofing, Quality Traffic Control, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Monarch’s, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-80, Wins-11, Top-5’s- 34, Top 10’s-54

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will visit travel to Williams Grove Speedway this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night for the National Open.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – Big Win in Sprint Invaders Finale!

(Bill W) September 28, 2017 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team broke through in Sprint Invaders competition Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. The team brought home a victory in the season finale for the series. The West Burlingotn, Iowa driver is looking at a possible run at the two-day IRA/MOWA events at Fairbury American Legion Speedway October 6 and 7.

It was a rare pole heat draw for Josh Saturday. “The boys talked Jessi Dryden into drawing for us, and she came through!” he says. “The track was quick in the heat race, and that was good for us starting on the pole. We were able to win and it was good to get locked into the Dash.”

He would dominate the Dash as well. “We drew the outside pole for the Dash, and got out to the lead,” says Josh. “We were just really on. We were on cruise control. We had made some changes after Quincy on some stuff that I wasn’t happy with. Usually the Dash draw kills us, but we came up with a three this time.”

Starting inside row two, Josh and the team made the necessary adjustments for the main event. “The last time at Burlington, we weren’t quite as good as we had been and needed to be,” he says. “We made some changes that helped the car. The track was coming around as far as racing the bottom. I thought maybe I could get a jump in one and two, hit the bottom and pass those guys.”

His plan came to fruition. “We were able to get (Dave) Getchell there, and we were able to get by Ryan (Jamison) in turn three,” says Josh. “We were able to kind of set sail from there. Lapped traffic got hairy with four or five laps to go. It was three-wide, and I was trying to get through them.”

Josh was up to his neck in lapped traffic. “We were up to tenth place as far as the cars we’d lapped,” he says. “There was a caution with three to go, and I was actually kind of happy to see it. I didn’t want to get picked off in traffic and we felt good out in clean air.”

The team’s momentum of late finally paid off. “We’ve been really good the last six weeks or so, but it’s been one of those years,” says Josh. “We’ve been taken out by other cars and parts have broken. It seemed like we have been snake bit, and it was good to break through and get the win.”

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Reutzel Rolls on to I-80’s Fall Brawl

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (September 28, 2017) – Holding down a solid second position in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points, Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team continue action with Saturday night’s Midwest Fall Brawl at Greenwood, Nebraska’s I-80 Speedway.

Reutzel and crew venture into Nebraska following last weekend’s Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Wheatland, Missouri’s Lucas Oil Speedway. It was a three-night tilt that started in promising fashion with a strong Thursday night run before mechanical woes cut both of the following two nights short.

Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team were fast out of the box at Lucas Oil Speedway with a heat race win and then a drive from fourth to second in qualifying race action to earn the front row outside for the Thursday night preliminary feature.

Reutzel paced the field much of the way before settling for runner-up honors at the line.

“The top was going away and I saw Sammy (Swindell) poke his nose under me,” Reutzel explains. “I went down and looked for the rubber but it wasn’t there yet. Then he stuck the bottom and drove by me.”

Reutzel wasn’t done in the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited mount though, as he tried to mount one last rally for the win.

“I was trying to pass him back and the caution came out,” Reutzel relates. “Then the rubber came in and it was done.”

It was one that Reutzel felt got away. “Leading early cost us in that one,” Reutzel says.

Friday’s card started with Reutzel racing from seventh to third in heat race action aboard the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance machine before a fifth-place finish in the qualifier. “It was a little one-lane for the qualifier, so we couldn’t really go anywhere.”

Gridding the feature 12th, Reutzel was on the move as he cracked the top five before mechanical issues forced him pitside.

Accumulating enough points over the Thursday and Friday prelims to earn the seventh starting position for Saturday’s Hockett/McMillin Memorial finale, Reutzel was dicing for fourth in short order before mechanical gremlins stepped in again.

“We had a good car, I think we had a shot at it,” Reutzel said.

Reutzel looks for the checkered flag next on Saturday night with a $5,000 winner’s share on the line for Saturday’s Midwest Fall Brawl in Nebraska.

2017 Quick Stats: 69 races, 6 wins, 24 top-fives, 37 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Midwest Fall Brawl at Greenwood, Nebraska’s I-80 Speedway on Saturday night.

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.

 

 

Bellm to Close Out Season with Short Track Nationals & Fall Fling

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (September 28, 2017) – With the latest Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway in the books, Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team look to finish out the season with a pair of big events.

Next on the docket for Bellm and the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision team is I-30 Speedway’s prestigious 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires in Little Rock, AR, on October 12-14.

From there, Bellm and the Kannady Racing Engines/Heidbreder Foundation Service team will finish out the year in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action with Creek County Speedway’s Fall Fling near Tulsa, OK, on October 27-28.

While Bellm and the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions crew have just a pair of remaining race weekends on the slate, Bellm is open to other possibilities as well. “We’re going to focus on these two final weekends for the RAMS No. 14k Sprint Car,” Bellm explains. “If any opportunities arise to race elsewhere, it’s something we would certainly consider.”

Bellm comes off a Hockett/McMillin Memorial weekend aboard the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care that left the team hoping for more.

“It was a disappointing weekend,” Bellm sums up. “We had a good car again, but we just needed to catch a few breaks.”

Bellm started the weekend off by advancing from sixth to third in his Thursday heat race. Then, after an untimely caution wiped out a nifty move from fourth to the lead on the opening lap of Thursday’s qualifier, Bellm still posted a solid 12-place finish among Thursday night’s field of 55 competitors.

“We had the great start in the qualifier and then the caution came out,” Bellm relates after recording a fourth-place run in the qualifier. “After that, the holes that were open before weren’t there anymore.”

Bellm then gained a position in Friday’s heat race action only to get shuffled back from his fourth starting position in qualifying race action. “We got knocked out of the way in that one, and that pretty much did our night in,” Bellm explains.

Another untimely caution in Saturday “B” Main action proved too much to overcome. “We got to third on the first lap and then another caution came out,” Bellm says. From there, Bellm gained one position from his sixth starting position as only three moved on.

Bellm’s Lucas Oil Speedway weekend efforts were bolstered by a pair of new marketing partners including Greenworks Nursery and Landscapes Awarded, both of Highlandville, MO, joining on as primary sponsors for the event. Information regarding Greenworks Nursery is available at http://www.greenworksnursery.com/ with information pertaining to Landscapes Awarded at http://www.landscapesawarded.com/.

Bellm looks for the breaks to fall his way when the RAMS No. 14k Sprint Car returns to action at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway for Short Track Nationals action on October 12-14.

2017 Quick Stats: 35 races, 5 wins, 17 top-fives, 18 top-tens.

Up Next: 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at Little Rock, Arkansas’ I-30 Speedway on October 12-14.

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

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

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

 

 

Brent Marks ready for National Open Homecoming

By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Anthony Corini

MYERSTOWN, PA (September 28, 2017)– For a third consecutive time at the famed Eldora Speedway, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks was the KSE Hard Charger with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, this time advancing from 22nd to eighth in the 30-lap Feature. It was Marks’ 19th top-ten finish in his rookie campaign with the World of Outlaws.

The following night at Lernerville (PA) Speedway, Marks was on track for another strong outing before catching the wrong end of a tricky cushion while running seventh. Marks rejoined the field and was scored 14th.

After nearly two months on the West Coast racing at new tracks night in and night out, Brent Marks and his two-man team will finally return ‘home’ this weekend and enter the Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway. “It’s nice to spend a couple days at home and have some familiarities back in my life a little bit,” Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/ Eagle Hotel/No. 19, said with a smile. “Hopefully we can capitalize on the car speed we have and come away with a top-five finish”

The Champion Racing Oil National Open is one of sprint car racing’s crown jewels and pays a hefty $50,000 to win and attracts one of the toughest fields in sprint car racing combining the stiff Pennsylvania Posse regulars, the 16 World of Outlaws full-timers, and a handful of top-tier invaders. It all gets started at Williams Grove later this evening (September 28), which will also feature the Summer Nationals Feature which was postponed due to rain. Marks will start 18th in that $20,000 to win event.

Upcoming: 9/28 – Williams Grove National Open 9/29 – Williams Grove National Open 9/30 – Williams Grove National Open

Quick Results: 9/22 – Eldora Speedway – 8th 9/23 – Lernerville Speedway – 14th

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2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22.

2017 Highlights: Qualified for first World of Outlaws main event as a full-time traveler during DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, February 17. Finished eighth during World of Outlaws A-main at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Finished ninth with WoO in Stockton, California, on Saturday, March 25. Earned pair of World of Outlaws top-ten finishes at Devil’s Bowl (TX) Speedway on Friday/Saturday, April 14-15. Earned unsanctioned Port Royal win on Saturday, April 22. Finished sixth against WoO at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana. Finished tenth at 81 Speedway near Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, May 6. KSE Hard Charger Award winner at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, May 13, by charging 20th to 12th. Finished 10th at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19, during Morgan Cup preliminary main event. Tenth during New Egypt (NJ) Speedway appearance on Wednesday, May 24. Finished 11th at Knoxville (IA) Raceway on Friday, June 9. Finished eighth at River Cities (ND) Speedway on Friday, June 16. Drove from 15th to eighth at West Liberty Raceway in Iowa on Friday, June 23; KSE Hard Charger Award. Finished 10th at Dakota State Fair (SD) Speedway on Saturday, July 1. Finished sixth during Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on July 11. Earned pair of KSE Hard Charger awards at Eldora Speedway during Kings Royal weekend (July 13,14). Finished 23rd during $50,000-to-win Kings Royal A-Main on July 15. Finished fourth after starting 15th at Hartford (MI) Speedway on Friday, July 28. Finished tenth at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, July 29. Qualified for the 2017 Knoxville Nationals B-main. Scored 15th top-ten finish of the season Sunday, August 20, at the Nodak (ND) Speedway. KSE Hard Charger at the Black Hills Speedway (SD) on August 25. Moved forward from 23rd to finish 8th at Calistoga (CA) Speedway on Friday, September 15. Charged from 22nd to finish eighth at Eldora Speedway during Four Crown Nationals weekend (September 22).

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park) 2017: Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway, non-sanctioned) WoO Wins: N/A WoO Top-10s: 19 WoO Top-5s: 1

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DeCaires Fifth at Nor Cal Posse Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking to Placerville Speedway for one final time this season with Dale Miller and the Dale Miller Motorsports team, Greg DeCaires and company would run well during the Inaugural Nor Cal Posse Shootout as he would finish eighth on Friday night and Fifth on Saturday night.

The two-day extravaganza kicked off Friday night with a total of 41 cars checking into the pit area. Going out late in time trials, DeCaires was able to still get a great qualifying time as he would time the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Thompson’s Auto Center/RedHawk Casino No. 4SA machine in 11th quickest.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Elk Grove, CA driver would have a good run that saw him acquire a ton of points as he would finish in the second position.

Playing the waiting game to see how everyone else’s points stacked up after preliminary action, DeCaires sat 12th meaning he would grid the field from the 12th starting position for the feature event.

On a slick and racy surface, DeCaires would continue to run well during the special event. Carving his way forward, DeCaires would close Friday night out with a ninth place finish, putting him eighth in points heading into Saturday’s finale.

With two heat races on tap Saturday night, DeCaires would finish second in his first heat that was lined up straight up off of event points. The second heat would be fully inverted and he would charge from the back to score a fourth place finish.

Moving into the Pole Shuffle based on his point total, DeCaires would pull the one pill in the redraw, which guaranteed him a starting position on the front row. Going one on one versus Cory Eliason, DeCaires would be defeated and thus would take the green flag from the outside front row.

When the race went green, it was DeCaires getting the jump and leading the way early. Running the low side of the speedway in both sets of turns, DeCaires would open up a nice lead until the caution flew on the sixth lap.

Back underway, DeCaires continued to lead the way but now he would feel pressure from second running Eliason. Falling back to second on the 11th lap, a lap 12 caution would bunch the field back up.

Racing hard with some of the brightest stars in CA, DeCaires would battle with the likes of Dominic Scelzi, Sean Becker, and DJ Netto as he continued to run in the Top-Five.

When the checkered flag flew on the event, DeCaries took the checkered flag with a hard fought fifth place finish.

Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic, Thompson’s Auto Center, RedHawk Casino, NAAKE Suspension, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, King Racing Products, Smith Titanium, Amerikote, Motion Media Wraps, Hangtown Sheet Metal & Fabrication, Vortex Wings, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Frank’s Auto Body Shop, El Dorado Hills Landscape, Anrak Corporation, and Wesmar Racing Engines for their support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 19, Wins- 2, Top-5’s-9, Top-10’s-14

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will be back to work this Friday and Saturday night in Chico, CA for the Fall Nationals.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Fast Doesn’t Always Pay!

(Bill W) September 27, 2017 – Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing #2c team had another fast car at last weekend’s Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri. A tangle with a lapped car ended Wayne’s bid for a repeat victory in the event Saturday night. He finished third and fifth in the prelim’s, with the fifth place finish coming after a 360 spin on the last lap Friday night. The Oklahoma City driver will travel with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series to I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska for Saturday’s “Fall Brawl”.

Wayne started fast in Thursday’s prelim. “We definitely had one of the fastest racecars there all weekend by the end,” he says. “The first night, we were able to win our heat after starting third. We came back and drove from fifth to third in the Qualifier, so we were locked in to the feature.”

He started third. “We ended up finishing third,” says Wayne. “We thought that was pretty decent. The car just felt o.k. We weren’t 100%.”

Things turned around a bit the next night. “Our car was way better on Friday,” says Wayne. “We won the heat going away. Then we came back and ran second in the Qualifier after starting fifth. That set us up outside the front row of the feature.”

Wayne was cruising after starting outside row one in the main event. “I felt like we were going to win the feature,” he says. “We led the whole way. Then, with about five laps to go, something was going wrong with the car. It got really loose. On the white flag lap, I went down into one and spun out all by myself. I was able to keep it going and finish fifth.”

The team inspected the car after the race. “We didn’t know why we spun,” says Wayne. “We got back to the pit and discovered the left rear tire was coming apart where it’s seamed together. I don’t know if that’s why we spun out, or if I just stepped on my wiener, but it was disappointing after we felt we had it won.”

Wayne felt confident heading into Saturday’s finale where he would start inside row two. “We were running third there and the car felt good,” he says. “Sammy (Swindell) got caught up in a crash there and had to stop. We were able to miss that, and we were in second. (Leader) Sam (Hafertepe) was a little better on the restarts and got away from me a bit. He got to traffic and he wasn’t clearing it very well. We were able to run him down.”

In traffic, the end of the weekend awaited. “With about ten to go, I decided to ride behind him and let him make a mistake,” says Wayne of the leader. “Thomas Kennedy was holding him up pretty good. We got right to him. Sam got by him, and I was going right with him. At that point, (Kennedy) made a right hand turn and ran over me. That knocked the front end out, and we were done early. I’m sure he didn’t see me, but he made a big right hand turn right after being lapped by the leader. But I’m sure it wasn’t intentional.”

If things would have been a little different, Wayne could have won his second Hockett/McMillin Memorial in a row. “We had a good car,” he says. “I don’t know if we would have won, but we were in position to win for sure if Sam would have made a mistake. His car looked like mine felt. We had pretty much identical cars out there. Who knows what would have happened?”

Wayne will try to bounce back at a place that he cashed a $50,000 check just a few years ago. “I think since we took the $50,000…it hasn’t paid quite as much!” he jokes. “It’s been a good track for us though, and we’re looking forward to seeing the fans up there.”

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Kyle Offill Ready For Another Big Weekend of Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in the inaugural Nor Cal Posse Shootout in Placerville, CA over the weekend, Kyle Offill is ready to put a tough weekend behind him with another big two-night race on tap this weekend.

“It was a tough weekend,” Kyle Offill said. “We didn’t get timed in well, and we had a couple of things not go our way that really could have made the weekend salvageable. Brad Goebel, and Alex Johnson, who flew out for the weekend, really gave me a great car all weekend long, we just don’t have much to show for it.”

Timing in 30th quickest in time trials, Offill would have his work cut out for him with points being given out each time cars hit the track. In an early hole, Offill would finish eighth in his heat race and be forced into the night’s B Main.

Working his way into the sixth and final transfer position, Offill would be forced to the work area with a flat tire. Making repairs, Offill would go out and get as many points as he could as his night would end with a 13th place finish in the semi.

Back at it on Saturday night, Offill would have more bad luck in his first heat as contact with another car would be forced back to the pit area and he would be scored ninth.

Finishing third in his second heat race, Offill would line up in the 11th spot in the night’s B Main event. Battling in the semi, Offill would wind up finishing 11th and his weekend would come to a close.

“If we are able to get through the Friday night B, I think that changes our entire weekend,” Offill added. “Saturday night we were just kind of in the wrong place at the wrong time. Like I said, Brad, Alex, my dad, and everyone really did a good job, and hopefully we can have a better weekend in Chico.”

Team KO Racing would like to thank Ochoco West, Boise Cascade, Reliable Lumber, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, TMAC Motorsports, Offill Family Farms, Golden State Lumber, Inc., California TrusFrame, Lord & Sons, Inc., B&S Hacienda Auto Body, Country Builders Construction, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, HRP, Taco Bravo, and Bacchetti Hay Service for their support this year.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 29, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 7

ON TAP: Kyle Offill and Team KO Racing will get right back to work this weekend as they are slated to participate in the Fall Nationals at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday and Saturday night.

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Hockett/McMillin Memorial Added to Big Event Victories!

(Bill W) September 27, 2017 – Sam Hafertepe Jr. and the Keith Dobbs #15H team added another feather to their 2017 cap by claiming their first Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri Saturday. The win was the team’s 17th this season. The Sunnyvale, Texas driver will tackle the Fall Brawl at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska this Saturday night with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series.

The draw didn’t go well for Sam in Thursday’s prelim. “We drew the back of the heat and we couldn’t get through there well (finishing fifth),” he says. “The car felt good in hot laps, and I thought we’d be good. We just didn’t have the drive off the corner we needed all night long. That put us on the pole of the Qualifier and we were able to win that.”

That put Sam outside row five for the feature. “We were able to get a few guys on the start, and I thought we’d have something for them up front,” he says. “But the last half of the feature, the track took patches of rubber, and we couldn’t really gain on anyone. We fell in line there, and Sammy (Swindell) tore through the field and we ended up fourth. We knew we needed to turn the wick up on Friday.”

He did just that in the heat race after starting sixth. “We were able to get up to second,” says Sam. “That made us high in points and we started sixth in the Qualifier. We were able to win it, and that was as good as we were all weekend. We took the lead on the last lap. We felt we had a good handle on the racecar.”

Sam would earn the pole position for Friday’s main event. “Going in, I thought we’d be tough to beat,” he says. “As we sat in staging, they reworked the track. It really threw us off. There wasn’t time for adjustments and we didn’t have anything for Wayne (Johnson) at the start. He took off. Sammy got by us as well. When the car came around, we closed on them at the end. We just couldn’t finish it off. Wayne spun with one or two to go, and that gave us second back. We just weren’t good enough with the track conditions the way they were.”

He was locked into Saturday’s finale, however, starting outside row one. “We really didn’t change a thing on the car for Saturday’s race,” says Sam. “I knew we’d gained so much on Friday night. The only thing that put us behind was the track during the feature. We figured the track would get harder and drier. We were fastest by two tenths of a second in hot laps, and we felt good going in.”

Sam had the right strategy. “They sprinkled the bottom for the feature, so I knew it would be good down there for a few laps,” he says. “Sammy started down there, and I paced behind him for a while. He was getting off the bottom all weekend better than any car. That’s how he’d been moving through the field. I knew we were the best car on top. So we followed Sammy on the bottom for a while.”

Then, he made his move to the cushion. “The caution came out for (Aaron) Reutzel,” says Sam. “We started working the top from there. In two laps, we had gotten by Sammy and started checking out on them. We had an eight-car pileup in one and two and somehow, we got through the little gap they had. Sammy wasn’t as fortunate. I think saving the car there won us the race. Sammy wasn’t as lucky. From there, I knew we were good up top and that was the place to be. Lapped traffic was piled on the top, and Wayne got a run on us. We ended up having some cautions and those helped us. We could pull away on those, and that helped us stay out of lapped traffic. We were able to build a buffer that we could use. Things really lined up perfect for us.”

Sam held on for the big win. “We used our tires up and we were holding on those last few laps,” he says. “We were just happy to win it and get that $10,000. We thought we were going to win it last year and hit the big hole in turn one. We just weren’t where we needed to be until Friday night. We knew we had a good car for Saturday.”

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Brad Loyet – Second at Bill Waite Jr. Memorial!

(Bill W) September 27, 2017 – Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global #o5 team had a solid weekend. The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver finished seventh at the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri on Saturday. Sunday, he raced to an exciting second place finish at the Bill Waite Jr. Memorial at LaSalle Speedway in Illinois. The team has their midget ready for Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois Friday. Brad will take his sprint car to the prestigious “Queen’s Royale” Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington, Missouri.

Things started last Thursday at Wheatland, when Brad drew the pole for his heat. “Unfortunately, we went back a spot,” he says. “That put us outside the front row of a Qualifier. I think we ran second in that also. That put us inside row six for the feature. We had a pretty good car in the feature. The track was used up by the time we got out there. There wasn’t a whole lot to get a hold of. We picked up what we could and finished eighth.”

Friday, the track was much different. “They worked the track really hard,” says Brad. “It was heavy for most of the night. In the heat, we went from sixth to fourth. We were almost third, which would have made a big difference…actually for the whole weekend. We started on the pole of the Qualifier and won that.”

Friday’s feature saw Brad starting 11th again. “The first couple laps we passed a couple guys on the bottom,” he says. “I thought it was getting slow down there. I went up top and passed a couple more guys. I thought that was the way to go. About ten cars passed me back on the bottom, the checkered flag came out, and we were 16th! I felt like I let the guys down, because we had a good car. I just made the mistake of going up top. One more spot, and we would have been locked into Saturday, so that really cost us.”

As the first car not lock himself in, he started Saturday’s Qualifier on the pole. “We got a good first start, and there was a yellow,” says Brad. “We ended up running second and starting 13th in the feature. We hit the nail on the head, and we were really good. I kind of got to the top before anyone else, and we were rolling good. We made a gear change that really worked. We were up to sixth at one point and we were really nice. The yellow came out and really killed our momentum. That equaled everyone out. After a couple of on-track incidents, we ended up seventh. That late yellow kind of took the wind out of our sails.”

After little sleep, Brad and the crew drove all night to get to LaSalle’s 1/3-mile oval to race with the IRA and MOWA series. “We went out late in qualifying, and we were able to make the heat invert,” he says. “That worked out for us. We started on the front row outside of our heat and won it. That put us in the feature redraw.”

He drew the five and started inside row three in what would be an edge-of-your-seat main event. “We were really fast on top early on,” says Brad. “It was tough to pass then, because it was tough to slide. We were able to slide up to fourth. On a restart, we went from fourth to second. I had a really good chance at (Brooke) Tatnell, but every time we were ready to make a move, there was lapped traffic there. I went to the bottom to see if there was rubber, and I got close. It just wasn’t enough to get him. We needed a couple more laps. I didn’t see the white flag either. We ended up second in that, and we felt good about it. It was a fun race for sure.”

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Carrick Records Eldora Top-10 With Keith Kunz Motorsports at Four Crown

PETERSEN MEDIA: Checking into Eldora Speedway on Saturday night for the Four Crown Nationals, Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would have a strong night that saw the California driver tally an eighth place finish.

“Eldora is a cool track, and it is nice to run well there,” Tanner Carrick said. “It was a good night, and I have to thank the Kunz Motorsports team for everything they do.”

Finishing seventh in his heat race aboard the TRD/Curb Records/IPC backed No. 71K entry, Carrick would move into the 25-lap feature event where he would take the green flag from the sixth row.

On the very slick ½ mile speedway, Carrick did a nice job of moving forward from the 11th position. Working into the 10th spot when things got underway, Carrick would take advantage of a couple of opportunities as he worked into the eighth spot just past the race’s halfway point.

Battling with Tyler Thomas and Chad Boat for track position during the second half of the race, Carrick would take the checkered flag with an eighth place finish at Four Crown Nationals.

“It was a good finish for our race team, and we will continue to try and make strides and get even better in the final couple months of the season,” Carrick said. “Again I really want to thank everyone at KKM for all they do.”

Prior to competing at Eldora, Carrick climbed board his family owned sprint car and did some non winged racing at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA.

With 20 cars checked into the pit area, Carrick was able to lay down a very nice lap during time trials as he timed the CVC/Cemex backed No. 83T machine in eighth quick in qualifying time trials.

Running second in heat race action, Carrick would grid the field from the ninth starting position for the 25-lap feature event.

Spending much of his night running inside the Top-10, Carrick would get as high as eighth by the sixth lap.

When action going on all around the ¼ mile bullring, Carrick would then find himself battling hard between 10th and 12th as the laps wound down. With the white flag in the air, Carrick would take over the 11th spot for good and went on to record an 11th place finish.

Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank TRD, Curb Records, IPC, Walker Performance Filtration, Cemex, CVC, and Shell Shock for their support.

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will be in action with the Keith Kunz Motorsports team in Belle Clair, MO and Montpellier, IN this Friday and Saturday.

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Andy Gregg 10th Friday at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing to work and make improvements on the GUTS No. 16, Andy Gregg would finish 10th during Friday night’s Nor-Cal Posse Shootout opener at Placerville Speedway.

“We have been working hard, and we came out Friday night and went out late for time trials but still laid down a great lap in time trials, and ran well all night,” Gregg said. “Saturday night we were in a good spot but some early bad luck ended our night early.”

Timing the GUTS/Angius and Terry LLP/Capitol Ace Hardware backed No. 16 machine in second fastest in qualifying time trials, the Diamond Springs, CA driver finished fifth in his heat race.

Sitting ninth in points after heats, Gregg would miss out on the pole shuffle, but had enough to transfer into the feature event directly where he would line up in the ninth starting position.

When the race came to life, Gregg would run in 10th as he battled with Greg DeCaires for position for much of the first half of the race as the two veterans exchanged the 10th spot lap after lap.

Getting as high as ninth at one point during the feature event, Gregg would cap a strong night in the 10th spot, that set him up nicely in points for Saturday’s program.

Sitting eighth in points, Gregg would finish second in his first heat race and fourth in his second heat and that would earn him enough points to move into the Pole Shuffle.

Falling to Cory Eliason in his shuffle round, Gregg would end up taking the green flag for the 40-lap affair from the second row. When the race came to life, Gregg would have some bad luck on the sixth lap that saw him bring out a caution, and the ensuing restart would see him get collected in another incident that brought his night to an end.

“We tweaked on our engine in our off weeks, and it seemed to be a lot better this weekend, and that is a good feeling with some big races still to come,” Gregg said. “Thanks to my guys for all of their hard work, and thank you to our partners who make this all possible.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, Angius and Terry LLP, Capitol ACE Hardware, Ice House Resort, CTL Forest Management, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Broadband Agreements, Russo Insurance, Kelly Moore Paints, Cal Pro Paint and Construction, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, and MF Inc. for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Gregg will get back to racing this Friday and Saturday night as he is set to invade the Silver Dollar Speedway for the Fall Nationals.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-20, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-7

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Tony Gualda Grabs 13th on Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tony Gualda had a good weekend at Placerville Speedway during the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout. Friday night saw the youngster battle wheel to wheel for a Saturday night lock in spot, and though he came up short he came back Saturday night and went forward and finished 13th.

“Friday night was a little bittersweet,” Tony Gualda said. “We had a really good car and we were battling for a lock in spot and amidst a tight knit battle I got up over the edge and I feel terrible for Cody, Mandi, and everyone that supports this deal. We were really fast and came back Saturday night and made up some ground and ended up 13th.”

With 41 cars at Placerville Speedway for the two-day winged portion of the event, Gualda would time the PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness/Pacific Highway Rentals No. 7C machine in ninth quickest in time trials.

Racing his way to a heat race win, Gualda would move into the Pole Shuffle where he would defeat Dominic Scelzi in the first round before falling to Sean Becker in round two, which lined him up in the seventh spot for the 30-lap feature.

Having a very good car in the feature, Gualda was up in the fifth spot by the eighth lap as he battled with the likes of DJ Netto, Cole Macedo, and Dominic Scelzi. Moving into fourth at the halfway point, Gualda would continue to dig as he looked for some insurance as the top-four locked into Saturday night’s feature.

Running fourth on the 27th lap in a hot and heavy battle for the spot, Gualda would get up over the edge trying to make a move and it would result in his machine spinning out as he ended up finishing 21st.

Putting a tough ending behind him, Gualda and company were ready for two heats on Saturday night as Gualda would overcome a little brake issue in his first heat to finish fourth before finishing fifth in his second heat race.

Finding himself on the pole of the semi, Gualda would pick up the win in that race and move into the 40-lap feature event where he lined up in the 17th starting spot. On the slick surface, Gualda would be patient as he slowly worked his way forward.

With it being tough to make up ground at times, Gualda was able to work his way up to 15th during an extended green flag run. A restart on the 32nd lap would be beneficial to the Hollister, CA wheelman as he picked up a couple of spots aboard the Moorefield Construction/Swartz Diesel/51 Fifty Energy Drink backed machine and closed his weekend out with a 13th place finish.

“Saturday night the top and bottom were both really good, so it made it hard to make up a lot of ground,” Gualda said. “Cody and Darin did a great job on this thing, and I have to thank them, as well as Mandi and everyone else who makes it all possible.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank PitStopUSA, Autism Awareness, Pacific Highway Rentals, Moorefield Construction, Inc., PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, 51 Fifty Energy Drink, Alturas Tires, and Velocity Race Gear and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team is now set for this weekend’s Fall Nationals event in Chico, CA on Friday and Saturday night.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-35, Wins-0, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-16.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tony Gualda on Twitter by following along @TonyGualda99.

 

 

Colby Copeland Hard Charges To 10th Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA- Sitting 24th in points following Friday night’s Nor-Cal Posse opener at Placerville Speedway, Colby Copeland and the F&F Racing X1jr team came out strong on Saturday night and earned Hard Charger honors by way of a 10th place finish.

“Friday night was a tough one, but the guys gave me a great car for Saturday’s show and we made a little noise and earned Hard Charger honors,” Colby Copeland said.

Getting a big weekend underway, Copeland timed the Econo Lube –n- Tune & Brakes X1jr machine in 21st in time trials amongst the 41 cars that had checked into the pit area for the two-day program.

Finishing eighth in his heat race, Copeland would move into the ‘B’ Main where he would line up in the ninth spot with the Top-Six finishers moving on to the feature event.

In what was a wild race Copeland would try everything to get into the top-six, but a seventh place finish would bring his night to an end as he sat 24th in points heading into Saturday night’s finale.

Finishing fifth in his first heat, Copeland would go from fourth to pick up the win in his second heat race which placed him the fourth row of the semi, and again needed to be inside the Top-Six to move into the 40-lap affair.

Picking up the necessary spots, Copeland would finish fourth and make the transfer into the 40-lap Nor-Cal Posse Shootout feature event where he would take the green flag from the 21st starting position.

On the slick surface, Copeland would take advantage of a pair of early stoppages and jump up to 15th in the early stages of the race. Continuing to be patient, Copeland would work into the 13th position just past the halfway points as he was in striking distance of a spot inside the Top-10.

Moving into 12th following the race’s final restart with eighth to go, Copeland would then take over 11th as he battled with Willie Croft for 10th. Copeland’s efforts would pay off as he grabbed the 10th spot coming to the checkered flag.

“It was pretty cool to be able to come forward like we did against the really tough cars,” Copeland said. “I have to thank these guys for never giving up, and looking forward to running this Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes machine at Trophy Cup.”

Copeland and F&F Racing would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: F&F Racing and Colby Copeland will team back up in a few weeks for the Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA on October 19, 20, and 21.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-6.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Colby by following him on Twitter @ColbyCopeland24.

 

 

Willie Croft Fifth and 11th at Nor-Cal Posse Shootout in Placerville, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Willie Croft would run well at Placerville Speedway on Friday and Saturday night as he took part in the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout. Finishing fifth on Friday and just missing out on a lock in spot, Croft would end up with an 11th place finish during Saturday night’s finale.

“It was kind of a bummer to just miss out on a lock in spot on Friday night, but we were in a tight pack of cars and we were in the mix all night long,” Croft said. “Saturday night we were a little too free and we slipped back and finished 11th.”

With 41 cars checked in for the event, Croft would time the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller No. 29 entry in seventh quickest in qualifying time trials.

From the second row of his heat race, Croft would pick up the win in a photo finish. Getting his car repaired after getting upside down after the checkered, Croft would make it out for the shuffle where he would fall to Cory Eliason and line up third in the feature event.

Running fourth in the early stages of the race, Croft would slip back after a restart and fall as far back as the eighth spot just before the race’s halfway point. Battling with Sean Becker, Dominic Scelzi, and DJ Netto, Croft would look for a lock in position as the end of the race drew to a close.

A lap 29 restart would see Croft go for it, but he would end up finishing fifth and be in action for the complete show on Saturday night.

Still sitting in a really good spot, Croft would pick up the win from the front row in his first heat before finishing sixth in his second heat race. Moving into the shuffle, Croft would defeat Steven Tiner, Dominic Scelzi, and Cole Macedo, before falling to Cory Eliason, which placed him fifth in the starting grid.

On the slick Placerville Speedway surface Croft held down the fourth spot for the first part of the race until falling back to fifth on the 11th lap. Looking strong in fifth, Croft ran there until the race’s halfway point when he would slip back a few positions.

Falling back to 10th, Croft would battle with Colby Copeland in the final five laps before taking the checkered flag 11th.

“It was a little disappointing to lose spots like that, but it was still a pretty good weekend for our team,” Croft said. “I have to thank y guys for all their hardwork, and hopefully we can better our results this weekend.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, QTM, XYZ, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-40, Wins-1, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-17.

ON TAP: Croft is set for another two-race weekend this Friday and Saturday in Chico, CA as part of the Fall Nationals.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

Mason Moore Eighth at Nor-Cal Posse Shootout with F&F Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- Mason Moore would overcome a tough qualifying time trial on Friday night and do a very nice job racing his way forward during Placerville Speedway’s Nor-Cal Posse Shootout that culminated with the Princeton, CA native finishing eighth on Saturday night.

“It was a point format, and time trials really hurt us off the bat,” Moore said. “The guys worked really hard and we had a car that raced well and we made some moves all weekend long and ended up eighth.”

Going out at the end of the time trial session on Friday night, Moore would get all he could out of the Geico/Econo Lube –n- Tune and Brakes/Twisted Tea backed entry as the 39th car on the clock, as he timed in 24th quickest out of the 41 cars entered in the pit area.

In a little bit of an early hole, Moore would advance from sixth to fourth in his heat race but the point total would force him into the Friday night ‘B’. Lining up fifth in the semi, the former Placerville Speedway champion would continue to move forward as he battled up to third which would be good enough to put him in the preliminary night feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 20th starting position, Moore would make the middle work in the opening laps as he worked his way forward on the slick and racy Placerville Speedway surface.

Dipping to the bottom groove, Moore would continue to charge forward as he picked up more valuable points and the Hard Charger award as he came away with a sixth place finish.

Sitting 10th in points following the first night of action, Moore would line up on the front row of his first heat race on Saturday night and pick up the win before going from sixth to third in his second heat race.

Just narrowly missing out on being in the Top-Four in points and having a spot in the shuffle, Moore would find himself in the 10th starting position for the 40-lap finale.

Working his way forward, Moore would get as high as the fifth spot a couple of times in the feature event, but battled in the seventh position for a majority of the race. Having a really strong car, a late restart would hurt Moore a little as he would get shuffled back to eighth where he would end up finishing.

“It was great to come back and run well after finally shaking off some bad luck last week,” Moore said. “We all could have gotten down after a bad time trial draw but we just focused on racing well and we did just that. Again, I have to thank everyone that helped us all weekend.”

Moore would like to thank Geico, Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Twisted Tea, Levin’s Auto Supply, Garth Moore Insurance, LRB Race Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Sierra Single Ply, Lucas Oil, RPI, and Encore Catering for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Moore and the F&F Racing team will be back in action on Friday and Saturday night in Chico, CA as they are set for the Fall Nationals.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-27, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-8.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin.

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Steven Tiner Second at Nor-Cal Posse Shootout Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: After claiming the track championship at Placerville Speedway during the finale one week ago, Steven Tiner represented well during the final sprint car race of the year at the track as he picked up second and seventh place finishes during the inaugural Nor-Cal Posse Shootout.

“We did a good job of doing what we needed to on Friday night to lock us into Saturday night’s feature,” Steven Tiner said. “We missed it a little in the feature on Saturday and weren’t really able to run up where we wanted to, but still it was a fun two nights of racing.”

Friday night would get underway with Tiner timing the Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Deli Delicious No. 94 entry in 10th quickest of the 41 cars checked in for the new event.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Tiner would capitalize on the prime position and earn max points as he would win the 10-lap affair and play the waiting game to see where he stacked up in points.

Having enough for the shuffle, Tiner would draw the one pill which put him in the final matchup of the night. Taking on Cory Eliason, Eliason would turn the better lap time and Tiner would take the green flag from the second starting position.

Running second for the first 13 laps, a restart would see Tiner slip back to third. Quickly racing his way back to second, Tiner would give chase to Cory Eliason but was unable to catch him. With his runner up finish, Tiner was one of four that moved directly into the Saturday night shuffle and feature event.

Losing in his first matchup in the shuffle Saturday night, Tiner would line up eighth in the 40-lap feature event. As the race came to life, Tiner hold down seventh for the first couple of laps before an early restart saw him get up to the sixth position.

Falling back as far as 10th just before the race’s halfway point, Tiner would work back to ninth on 28th lap. A restart with eighth to go saw the Visalia, CA driver make a couple moves to get to seventh, where he eventually went on to finish.

“It was a tough field of cars and to be in the mix was a testament to our team,” Tiner said. “We will keep digging and see if we can pick up a win at a couple of these big races we have coming up.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, Deli Delicious, Fisher Racing Engines, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, XYZ Machine, DMI, Dan Olson Race Products, HRP, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, B&B Racing Engines, ART, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-36, Wins-3, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-24

ON TAP: At this time Tiner is still finalizing plans for the end of the year races.

 

 

DJ Netto Records Third and Fourth Place Finishes at Nor-Cal Posse Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA: Friday and Saturday night in Placerville, CA, DJ Netto took part in the inaugural running of the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout at Placerville Speedway and put together a really nice weekend that saw him record third and fourth place finishes.

“We had a really good racecar all weekend long, and it was good to get off to a good start on Friday night and lock us into Saturday’s feature event,” DJ Netto said.

With 41 cars in the pit area on Friday night, Netto would get the weekend started on a really good note as he timed the Tri-C Manufacturing/Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain machine in sixth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Moving into his heat race, Netto would work his way forward from his second row starting position and pick up valuable points as a second place finish would lock him into the Top-Eight pole shuffle.

Getting the best of Sean Becker in his first battle, Netto would then come up short in a match race with Cory Eliason and would line up fifth for the 30-lap feature event. Running in fourth for much of the ‘A’, Netto would hook up in some tight knit racing that saw a gaggle of cars fighting for the fourth and final lock in position to Saturday night’s event.

Able to stay within the Top-Four, Netto would use a late restart to move into third where he would go on to finish.

Locking directly into Saturday night’s shuffle and feature event, Cory Eliason would again defeat Netto but this time it would put him in the third starting position for the 40-lap feature event.

On a very slick racing surface, Netto ran in the third spot as the race came to life. After a couple of early cautions, an extended green-flag run would see Netto close in on the lead duo of Greg DeCaires and Eliason.

On the 29th lap, Netto would actually get by both drivers and lead until Eliason snuck back by him on the 32nd circuit. A late restart would shuffle Netto back to third, and as the checkered flag came out he lost a drag race to the finish line and ended up fourth.

“The last restart shuffled us a back a little, but overall it was a great weekend and I have to thank the guys, as well as Clyde and Marion Lamar for everything,” DJ Netto noted.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-53, Wins-3, Top 5’s-22, Top 10’s-32

ON TAP: DJ Netto and the Tri-C Motorsports team are back at it again for another big weekend of racing as they will be at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday and Saturday for the Fall Nationals.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

 

 

Becker Surges to Third at Nor Cal Posse Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA- Sean Becker was impressive at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night as he charged from the ninth starting position to finish third during the inaugural running of the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout.

“We certainly a car that was capable of winning the race,” Sean Becker said. “We had a fast car, but just missed out on some points through the weekend and it resulted in us just missing out on the shuffle by a single digit, and with a deep field like that all track position is huge.”

Friday night the festivities got underway as Becker timed the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch Hay, Inc. entry in 12th quickest in time trials with 41 cars checked into the pit area.

Starting on the front row of his heat race, ‘The Shark’ took care of business and picked up the heat race win, which was a big deal as points were the determining factor in lineups all weekend long.

When heats were done and points were tabulated, Becker had put himself in a good position as he found himself in the Top-Eight and in the Pole Shuffle. Defeating Tony Gualda in his first match up, Becker would come up short to DJ Netto and would line up in the third row of the feature event.

On a slick racing surface, Becker did a nice job of keeping himself in the hunt as he battled around the Top-Five for much of the night. A late yellow would be a little hard on the Roseville, CA driver as he would get shuffled back a few spots and finish ninth.

Running two heat races on Saturday night, Becker would look to get as many points as he could as he raced his way to a pair of fourth place finishes. Sitting fifth in points, Becker would miss out on the shuffle by just one point as he would line up in the ninth starting spot.

Amidst a very long green flag run, Becker showed off a very strong car as he charged his way forward and quickly found himself up battling near the Top-Five for the second night in a row.

Taking advantage of a late restart on the 32nd lap, Becker was able to rocket into the fourth spot as he chased after DJ Netto for the third spot. Hounding Netto, Becker would make it exciting at the finish as he was able to beat his competitor to the checkered and finish third.

“I am really looking forward to getting back to Chico, CA this weekend after the weekend we had,” Becker added. “We were definitely pleased with our speedway, and like I said, we’re all looking forward to carrying momentum into this weekend’s event. “

Becker would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Cherry Street Mini Storage, Menne Ranch Hay Inc., Astro Titanium, Ponybracket.com, Hunt’s Race World, Molecule, Shaver Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, K&N, Pioneer Auto Body, and The Joie of Seating for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-32, Wins- 4, Top 5’s- 21, Top 10’s- 24

ON TAP: The Menne Motorsports team will be at Silver Dollar Speedway for the Fall Nationals this weekend.

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

 

 

Austin Liggett Second During Non Wing Portion of Nor-Cal Posse Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA: Austin Liggett made the trip to Placerville Speedway on Thursday night to take part in the non-wing portion of the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout. Giving it everything he had, Liggett would come up just short of the big win as he settled for second at the stripe.

“We just got beat on a late restart,” Austin Liggett said. “I had a good car, and had some fun and had hoped we could have been one spot better.”

Setting a new track record at Placerville Speedway on Thursday night, Liggett would earn quick time honors before advancing from fourth in his heat race to finish second and move into the nightly dash.

Finishing second in the Dash, Liggett would find himself on the front row for the 25-lap feature event. From the outside pole, Liggett would get off to a great start as he jumped out front early and began creating a gap between himself and the rest of the field.

Searching around the speedway as he was out front and approaching traffic, Liggett would continue to open up his lead as the battle for second heated up behind him. The end of the race would see a few caution flags needed creating double-file restart situation.

A lap 19 restart would do the Tracy, CA driver in, and Justyn Cox was able to get around him with time running out in the race. Going back after Cox, Liggett was unable to get the top spot back as he settled for second aboard the Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Lucas Oil backed machine.

“I really have to thank my family for all of their help on Thursday night,” Liggett said. “We ran in both classes so there was a lot of me going back and forth so all of their help really made it all possible.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Lucas Oil, Tool Technology, Infinity Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, Brian Sperry Racing, and Jarrett Soares Racing for their support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-35, Wins-11, Top 5’s-25, Top 10’s-31

ON TAP: Liggett will be back aboard the family car on Saturday October 7th with the USAC West Coast Sprints in Santa Maria, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Austin Liggett on Twitter by following along @AustinLiggett

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING LOOKING FOR STRONG SHOWING AT WILLIAMS GROVE FOR THE NATIONAL OPEN NATIONAL OPEN WEEKEND:

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn., this weekend for three nights of racing. Larson Marks Racing will kick-off the prestigious National Open weekend on Thursday with a full night of competition, as well as, the rain-postponed Summer Nationals feature event from July. They will return to the famed half-mile circuit Friday and for Saturday's finale.

NATIONAL OPEN HISTORY: In the last three National Opens, weather has only allowed for one night each year of competition to be completed. Larson Marks Racing and Shane Stewart's best result came in 2014 with a sixth-place finish.

SUMMER NATIONALS: Earlier this July at The Grove, Stewart qualified eighth in Flight B of time trials and finished sixth in his heat race. On the opening lap of the Last Chance Showdown, he spun and lightly tipped over. The crew took the LMR No. 2 back to the trailer and made repairs before taking a provisional into the main event. Stewart started 25th on the grid, but lacked speed on the big half-mile, pulling off the track on lap 15 resulting in a 26th-place finish. The following night, Stewart earned the seventh-fastest lap time in Flight B of qualifying and gained a position in his heat race to finish third. Unfortunately, rain started to fall just before the start of the main event. The Summer Nationals finale will be made up this Thursday, September 28.

WILLIAMS GROVE WINNER: Stewart was the eighth-fastest qualifier Saturday night of the Morgan Cup and finished second in his heat race to transfer into the Craftsman Club Dash. The Bixby, Okla., native started on the pole of the six-lap dash and led every lap to earn the pole starting position for the 30-lap feature event. He was unable to get the jump on the start, but maintained the second spot for the first third of the race. The pilot of the LMR No. 2 then began to close in on the leader and captured the lead just as the caution was displayed on Lap 11. Stewart restarted from the outside of the front row and stole the lead on the ensuing restart. He survived two more restarts and possessed a two-second lead when he finally crossed the finish line. The win was the team's first victory of the 2017 season and Stewart's first career victory at the historic half-mile track.

STEWART ON WILLIAMS GROVE: "The Grove has never been my best track," said Stewart about the famed half-mile. "But we were able to get our first win there earlier this year. We've been running strong lately and my guys have been giving me great cars night in and night out. They're all Pennsylvania natives, so hopefully we can add another big win before our season comes to a close, I know that would mean a lot to them."

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson and driver/entrepreneur Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. Larson will be at Dover (Del.) International Speedway this weekend to compete in the third NMECS race of the post season.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Lee Stauffer of York, Penn., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Dennis Christ of Fredericksburg, Penn.

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Saturday night's race at Williams Grove Speedway, Larson Marks Racing will be back on track Saturday, October 7 at Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway.

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

STATS: RACES: 75 FAST TIME: 9 WINS: 9 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 29 TOP-10 FINISHES: 53

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

National Open – Big Opportunity for Eight-Time WoO Champion

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 27, 2017) – On the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series printed schedule, this weekend’s 55th annual Champion Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania might be listed simply as nights 81, 82 and 83, but chances are good the three nights of action may rank as some of the best all season.

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and his Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb-backed team have been part of several memorable nights with the Outlaws already this season and are hopeful they can add a few more to their 2017 highlight reel Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The variables in play this weekend make it more than just another weekend of racing. Only 14 events remain in the Outlaws season and, with the TSR team continuing to pursue a ninth WoO title for Schatz, every race matters. There will be four races in three nights, starting with a doubleheader Thursday that includes the $10,000 A-Feature and the $20,000-to-win Summer Nationals finale, which was washed out by rain July 22. The weekend also marks round three of the annual battle between the World of Outlaws and the Pennsylvania Posse, a rivalry that always seems to live up to the hype.

The National Open is recognized as one of the five premiere Winged Sprint car races annually contested on dirt tracks across the United States and, since its first running in 1963, the race has grown into the biggest Sprint car race in the Northeast. Saturday night’s $50,000-to-win finale will culminate three nights of action during which drivers will receive points for every position in qualifying, heat races and main events. The three-day format is a throwback to the ways of the Outlaws of years ago as the top four drivers in points after Friday night will be locked into the front two rows of Saturday’s Craftsman Club Dash.

Schatz and the TSR team return the Central Pennsylvania seeking their first win at Williams Grove Speedway this season in the TSR No. 15 Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J. They have earned two podium finishes in three events – finishing second in the Spring Nationals opener in May and third in the Summer Nationals opener in July. He qualified for the Summer Nationals finale and will start the 30-lap race ninth.

The eight-time and defending WoO champion learned early in his career about the rivalry with the Pennsylvania Posse and just how important the National Open was during a memorable golf-cart ride. It was an educational trip around the paperclip-shaped, half-mile, dirt track, with the late Ted Johnson, World of Outlaws series founder. It was an opportunity to impress on the North Dakota teenager what being an Outlaw meant. Johnson’s words stuck with Schatz and now, in his 21st season of competing with “The Greatest Show on Dirt,” he is still trying to carry the Outlaws’ torch the way Johnson had envisioned.

It didn’t start well for Schatz at Williams Grove, and he even wondered if the track would be better served for boat racing. But, late in his fourth season on the road, everything came together. The scene was wild and the atmosphere was what you would expect when the Outlaws were at Williams Grove late in the season with the National Open on the line. Schatz started 10th and worked his way to the front of the field while local favorite Keith Kauffman was putting on a furious charge from the back. Kauffman couldn’t get to Schatz that night and he scored his first career win at the track and fifth of his WoO career. Schatz joined a select list of winners that night and he hasn’t slowed down at “The Grove” since.

Schatz scored Outlaw wins the following season in May and July and won his first Summer Nationals in 2003. He added a second National Open in 2004, and won it again the following September to become a three-time champion. In 2007, Schatz was the first driver to win the Kings Royal, Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, the Knoxville Nationals and the Williams Grove National Open in the same season. He won five of seven races that season at Williams Grove, and his National Open win tied him with Steve Kinser for most by any driver with four. Five years later, Schatz outdueled Brian Leppo in a spirited 40-lap race and became the only driver to score five National Open victories.

He ranks 19th all-time in wins at Williams Grove, tied with Sprint car legends Jan Opperman and Tommy Hinnershitz. If he can win one this weekend, he’ll tie his childhood idol Doug Wolfgang, a three-time National Open winner, with 20.

Schatz will not only be looking to move up on the all-time win list at Williams Grove, he’s also looking to reach a few more milestones this weekend. He and his TSR crew of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti enter the weekend with 18 WoO A-Feature wins in 2017, and Schatz is trying to win at least 20 WoO A-Features for the fifth straight season. He would also like to duplicate his 2007 run of success in big money races with a victory this weekend in the National Open finale. Schatz became the first driver to win back-to-back Kings Royals in July and followed that with his fifth Don Martin Memorial triumph four nights later. In August, Schatz won his 10th Knoxville Nationals to continue his success on Sprint car racing’s biggest stage.

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The grand-prize winner will receive a trip for two to the Outlaws’ season-ending World Finals in Charlotte, including participation in a prerace ceremony. The winners will receive tickets to the World Finals and receive the keys to the Donny Schatz-themed HDX from the eight-time champion during pre-event ceremonies.

RACE NOTES

For all three nights, the pit gates open at 3 p.m. EDT and grandstands will open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. More details are available by calling Williams Grove Speedway at (717) 697-5000, or by visiting williamsgrove.com.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Live video coverage is available on a pay-per-view basis and audio coverage is available for free as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com. Visit to DIRTVision.com for more information.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Schatz, TSR and the No. 15 Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J throughout the campaign on the web and social media. More information can be found at www.TonyStewartRacing.com, www.textronoffroad.com, www.arcticcat.com and www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg. Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Textron Off Road: Facebook atwww.facebook.com/TextronOffRoad/ or on Twitter and Instagram @TextronOffRoad

Arctic Cat: Facebook at www.facebook.com/arcticcat.snow/ or on Twitter and Instagram @ArcticCat_atv @ArcticCat_Snow

Curb: Facebook at www.facebook.com/CurbRecords or on Twitter and Instagram @CurbRecords.

Ford Performance: Facebook at www.facebook.com/FordPerformance or on Twitter and Instagram @FordPerformance.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance J&J:

This weekend, you return to Williams Grove for the prestigious National Open. How important of a weekend is this for you and your race team?

“Any time you have the chance to race in events like the National Open, it’s a really big deal. We race close to 90 nights a year and every night we are trying to be our best and put ourselves in a position to win. There is something a little different about races like the National Open. It’s one of those T-shirt races. When I was a kid and got to go to the races, I always wanted the Sprint car T-shirts and the big races had T-shirts each year with the names of previous winners. I never dreamed my name would be included on a T-shirt. Even when I started racing with the Outlaws, I wasn’t sure that I’d ever win a race at Williams Grove, let alone the National Open. It took a while, but we were fortunate to get the job done in 2000 and then again a few more times. It’s exciting to be part of it all. The fans are incredible. They have so much passion, and the way they root for their guys is awesome. I learned that early on and it’s something that has always stuck with me. This week is a great opportunity for this Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team. We have four races at the same track all building up to the big one Saturday night. I know Rick (Warner), Scuba (Steve Swenson) and Brad (Mariscotti) have worked hard all season to put us in the position we are heading into Williams Grove and we’re going to try and make the most of it.”

The National Open is not your traditional one-night show. It’s a points-based format where you receive points throughout the night. Does a points format work to your favor?

“Every format is different. I know we’ve been trying to run it this way at Williams Grove for a few years but haven’t been able to avoid the rain. Hopefully this year, it’s a different story. This three-day format is what we ran earlier this year at the Jackson Nationals. You have to be fast in qualifying and finish close to the front in both your heat and the feature each night. It rewards consistency and requires a team to be really good both nights in order to get locked into Saturday night’s dash. We’re looking forward to the challenge. We know there is going to be an incredible field of cars and it’s going to take our best effort. I have to thank (car owner) Tony (Stewart) for surrounding me with a talented team that is motivated to win more than any group I’ve ever been around. We’re going to do everything we can to be in a position at the end of the night Thursday, Friday and Saturday to fight it out for wins. That’s our goal.”

 

 

Trenca Rallies for Runner-Up Result at Outlaw Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - DUNDEE, N.Y. (Sept. 27, 2017) - Joe Trenca tied his career-best finish with a runner-up result last Friday at Outlaw Speedway.

The Mucci Motorsports team kicked off the Patriot Sprint Tour and Empire Super Sprints show by maneuvering from sixth to third place in a heat race, which earned Trenca a spot in the dash as the driver with the fourth-most points earned.

He then finished where he started - fourth - in the dash to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"I told my guys we put ourselves in a good position and we needed to capitalize," he said. "To some extent we did capitalize on it. The leader was really good. He was great in clean air and we had so many cautions we didn't get into heavy, heavy traffic."

Trenca dropped a few positions early in the race before charging toward the front.

"We fell back to about eighth in the first few laps," he said. "Once we got fuel burned off we were good. We kept picking them off. I got to second around Lap 20 and we had an open red. We added fuel and adjusted air pressure. I had two shots on a restart, but the leader was too good. The track was really fast around the top and I didn't have enough to slide him."

Trenca's second-place finish was his third top five of the season. It also gives him six top 10s at Outlaw Speedway in six career races.

"We started off the year really good and then we hit a slump," he said. "I went back to last year's notes when we ran really good at the end of the year. We picked up speed immediately and last weekend we got a lot better."

Trenca will take this weekend off before resuming action on Oct. 7 at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 22 - Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. - Heat race: 3 (6); Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 11 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 7 at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fast Axle

Located in Bristol, Conn., Fast Axle distributes axles and other racing parts for a variety of race cars. For more information, visit http://www.FastAxle.com.

"Eric with Fast Axle has been a long time member of Mucci Motorsports," Trenca said. "We're really happy to use his products and very thankful for the support."

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, The Paladin Group, Mid Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, The Paladin Group, Mid Country Machinery, National Parts Peddler, Schoenfeld Headers, Weld Wheels, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., FK Rod Ends, Wilwood Brakes, Pulse Racing Innovations, Curtis Berleue Photography, Seals-It, Shute's Water Systems, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Don Ott Racing Engines, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Trenca is seeking additional marketing partners to get more experience by traveling and taking advantage of opportunities in the 410ci sprint car ranks. To learn more about options to team up with Mucci Motorsports, call Joe at 315-481-6080.

 

 

Bryant Enjoys Successful Season Despite Weather Woes

Inside Line Promotions - THE WOODLANDS, Texas (Sept. 27, 2017) - Mother Nature prevented Tommy Bryant and the SawBlade.com backed Cooper Motorsports team from the season they envisioned in 2017.

While the team competed in only 14 events, they were able to notch a pair of wins.

"We struggled at the first part of the year with consistency," Bryant said. "It took us awhile to get the new car dialed in, but once Brad (Benic) got it figured out we were a threat to win every time we hit the track. We had some motor issues midway through the season and that hurt us, too. It's a shame we didn't get to race more toward the end of the year because I think we could have gotten a few more wins.

"The Coopers put such good equipment under me and give me the opportunity to succeed. At the end of the year we finally pulled it all together. I just wish I could win more for them."

Bryant's victories came in March at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, and in August at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, during ASCS Gulf South Region action. He was one of only three drivers to win multiple races with the region this season.

"I got my first 'big track' win this year at Battleground," he said. "All my wins before came on quarter-mile tracks. I passed Travis Rilat, who is one of the best out there, and he passed me and I fought back on a rough fast track. The funny part was Brad wasn't even there, but it was his setup and notes from the previous race at Devil's Bowl where we had struggled real bad and found something on the last night."

Bryant said the Cooper Motorsports team, which finished fifth in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings despite skipping several races, has started the process of tearing cars down and getting ready for 2018.

"We came into this season with only one motor," he said. "We have sent it back to be freshened so our engine program will be a lot better next year. We will go through all the equipment and freshen everything up and get organized for next year."

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 2 wins, 5 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 11 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com.

"It has been such a great partnership with SawBlade," Bryant said. "They have not only supported our race team, but the sport as well. We have put together a show car for them and will be taking it to the SEMA (Speed Equipment Manufacturing Association) show in Las Vegas next month. I hope to be able to work with them for many more years."

Bryant would also like to thank Cooper Motorsports, Dissolvalloy, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Westside Truck and Trailer, Leo's Automotive and DRII Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Excited to Tackle National Open at Williams Grove This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - SARVER, Pa. (Sept. 27, 2017) - Jason Sides is looking forward to the huge opportunity for a big payday.

Sides will head to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., this Thursday through Saturday for the $50,000-to-win National Open with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"I think there's always extra excitement whenever there is a lot of money up for grabs," he said. "Williams Grove is a tricky track. It's very technical and can be hard to pass on so it's critical that we qualify well and put ourselves in a position to win."

Sides has had success at the half-mile oval, where he claimed the prestigious Morgan Cup in 2011. He finished 10th during the National Open last season.

"Central Pennsylvania is a tough region to race in because the locals are so good and we don't get to the tracks more than a few times per season," he said. "The first step is qualifying well and then making it through the heat race. If you can do both those things you're a contender."

Sides is coming off a disappointing weekend that began last Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown. He qualified ninth quickest in his group and placed fifth in a heat race to lock directly into the main event.

Sides ended where he started - 18th - and he wrapped up the weekend on Saturday at Lernerville Speedway for the Commonwealth Clash. He timed in 21st quickest and placed seventh in a heat race. That relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown, which he won to transfer into the main event. Unfortunately, Sides was involved in an early crash that resulted in a DNF.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 22 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 18 (18).

Sept. 23 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 1 (4); Feature: 25 (19).

SEASON STATS -

74 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 23 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 59 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the National Open with the World of Outlaws Craftsman 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 - Clean Seal, Inc.

Clean Seal, Inc. has supplied extruded rubber products to the transportation industry since 1978. The company, which is based in South Bend, Ind., is a full-line, full-service source for standard and custom-designed seals and gaskets. For more information, visit http://www.CleanSeal.com.

"Clean Seal came on board a couple years ago and we're excited to have them as part of our program," Sides said. "I want to say thanks to Bill Dawson and the entire team at Clean Seal. We look forward to future success together."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Bergman Battles Throughout Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 27, 2017) - The 7 th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial was a work in progress for Seth Bergman.

"We don't have the speed we need right now," he said. "We were just behind all weekend and I believe no matter where you start you should be able to pick your way through the field."

Bergman maneuvered from eighth to fifth place in a heat race last Thursday during the opening night of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at Lucas Oil Speedway. That lined him up on the pole of a qualifier, but a third-place finish relegated him to a B Main. He won the consolation race to advance into the 19th starting position in the main event.

Bergman was in contention for a top-10 result when a power steering line blew, which ended his night early. He was credited with a 19th -place finish.

The team returned to the oval on Friday for Round 2. Bergman ended sixth in a heat race before rallying from seventh to third place in a B Main. That was one spot shy of a transfer and forced him to use a provisional to start the main event 23rd.

Bergman advanced to an 18th-place result and he opened Saturday's finale by passing two cars to finish fourth in a qualifier. He then ended third in a B Main to transfer into the 22nd starting position for the main event.

Bergman gained a half-dozen positions to finish 16th.

He will return to action with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl. Bergman finished third in September 2015 during his most recent race at the track.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 21 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (8); Qualifier: 3 (1); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 19 (19).

Sept. 22 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 6 (4); B Main: 3 (7); Feature: 18 (23).

Sept. 23 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Qualifier: 4 (6); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 16 (22).

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 2 wins, 25 top fives, 38 top 10s, 47 top 15s, 54 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Lucas Oil Products, Inc., has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry. Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace. Lucas also produces a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

"We're proud to have such a valued company in Lucas Oil Products, Inc., join our team this season," Bergman said. "They make top-of-the-line products that all the race teams use and their brand is known as quality so it's exciting to have the support of such an esteemed company."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Young Tools, Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

J&J AUTO RACING DRIVER TRISTAO, JR. WINS BAKERSFIELD RACESAVER CHAMPIONSHIP
Teams Pick Up Six Pack Of Victories

McKENZIE, Tenn. (September 27, 2017) – J&J Auto Racing’s George Tristao, Jr., capped off the 2017 season by winning the IMCA Western RaceSaver Sprints (WRS) championship at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway on Sept. 23. While Tristao, Jr., didn’t pick up any wins this season, his consistent and steady racing style netted him the big payday and bragging rights following last Saturday’s season finale. Tristao, Jr. is also a newly minted J&J Auto Racing dealer as his business, Stellar Racing Products in Tulare, Calif., will be handling chassis and part orders.

The McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer saw six teams in five states pick up victories in last week’s racing action as J&J Auto Racing teams won 360ci and 305ci winged sprint car divisions across the country. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., won his 15th feature event of the season in American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) National division competition on Sept. 23 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. Josh Schneiderman also picked up a 360ci feature event win with the Sprint Invaders Series on the same night at 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA.

Cody Gardner won the 360ci Fall Nationals feature event at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on Sept. 23 while Lance Moss picked up his second United Sprint Car Series (USCS) feature win the same night at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC.

Jan Howard won the 305ci IMCA RaceSaver division feature event at Riverside International Speedway to post his first season victory. Jesse Mack wrapped up the 2017 season with a WRS feature win at Bakersfield Speedway on Sept. 23.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team victories for September 20 – 23, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

9/23/17 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Lucas Oil Speedway/MO ASCS National

9/23/17 Josh Schneiderman 34 Raceway/IA Sprint Invaders

9/23/17 Cody Gardner Riverside Int’l Speedway/AR 360 Fall Nationals

9/23/17 Jan Howard Riverside Int’l Speedway/AR 305 RaceSaver

9/23/17 Lance Moss Cherokee Speedway/SC USCS

9/23/17 Jesse Mack Bakersfield Speedway/CA WRS

9/23/17 George Tristao, Jr. Bakersfield Speedway/CA WRS Champion


Earlier this season, J&J Auto Racing announced a Twitter contest open to both race teams competing under the brand’s banner as well as the public. For a chance to win a free J&J Auto Racing T-shirt, entrants must follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and post an appropriate racing-related image with J&J Auto Racing’s Twitter account tagged and using the hashtag #WinWithJ&J within the post.

A winner from tagged photos will be selected monthly and announced via J&J Auto Racing’s social media pages. All those submitting photos agree to allow J&J Auto Racing usage rights with photo credit. The contest will run through December 31, 2017. Monthly winners will be selected the last day of each month and announced accordingly.

To see a complete list of J&J Auto Racing race winners to-date, visit http://jandjautoracing.com/About/?Page=Winners

 

 

Cole Macedo Seventh at Nor Cal Posse Shootout Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making a return trip to Placerville Speedway over the weekend for a two-day event dubbed as the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout, Cole Macedo would go toe-to-toe with some stiff competition as he finished seventh during the opening night event before a 17th place result on Saturday night.

“Friday night was a really good night, but I made a mistake on the last restart and it knocked us out of a possible lock in spot,” Cole Macedo said. “It was really a good weekend overall, with a lot of positives that came from it.”

Timing the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino machine in eighth fastest in time trials on Friday night, the Lemoore, CA youngster would race his way to a second place finish in his heat race and advance to the Pole Shuffle.

Taking on Cory Eliason in his first battle, Macedo would lose the match and find himself in the second row for the 30-lap feature event. Working into third when the race came to life, Macedo would actually take the second spot on a lap 13 restart but would then get passed back as he continued to run third.

Running in the third spot as the laps wound down, Macedo would actually make another pass for second on the 27th lap, but was back in third when the race’s caution flew on lap 28. The restart would not go Macedo’s way at all as he fell back to the ninth spot before picking a couple of spots back up on the last lap as he took the checkered flag in seventh.

Back to work on Saturday night, Macedo would pick up a second place finish during his first heat race before working his way forward from the back to finish fourth in his second heat.

Being one of the four top point earners on Saturday night, Macedo again moved into the Pole Shuffle, where he would fall to Willie Croft and line up in the sixth starting position for the 40-lap feature event.

Running in 10th as the race got underway, Macedo would get into a little trouble on the 11th lap as he would get out of shape and see contact with another car force him to the work area.

Able to make repairs, Macedo would return still with a battered racecar, as he was able to move forward and finish 17th.

“The cushion on Saturday night was one of the biggest I have ran on, and I struggled trying to figure it out,” Macedo added. “I think I was able to learn a lot and though the results weren’t quite there Saturday it still made for a successful weekend. Paul Baines and the guys gave me a really good car, and I have to thank the entire Tarlton Family for all they do for me, I really appreciate their support.”

The Tarlton Motorsports team would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2017 season.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports and Carson Macedo will make a return trip to Chico, CA this Friday and Saturday night for the Fall Nationals.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

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For more information contact Sales@petersenmediainc.com, 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia or follow @Petersen_Media on twitter.

 

 

Jason Solwold Captures 2017 Summer Thunder Series Championship

By Ben Deatherage

Burlington, Washington- The quest for the 2017 Summer Thunder Sprint Series championship would finally be completed last weekend in Yakima for driver Jason Solwold. The final two nights of action took place at the Central Washington State Fair Raceway on Friday, September 22nd, and Saturday, the 23rd. Both nights would see Solwold finish up front in the Mike Anderson and Monica Baca owned #18 entry.

Friday night seen a sixth place performance for the Burlington native against some stiff competition. Another top ten result would be placed on Saturday, after starting towards the back, when the checkered flag would drop. Once the dust had all settled and the racing was completed Solwold would be declared the 2017 champion of the STSS. It marks the third consecutive season that he has held such an honor.

With the title in hand it doesn't mark the end of racing for Jason and the team. The crew are hard at work putting together a new race car with some big events outside of the Pacific Northwest scheduled in the coming weeks.

The team plans to head to Thunderbowl Raceway, in Tulare, California, for the annual Trophy Cup in late October. November will see Solwold in action at the Stockton Dirt Track, against the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, and finally concluding the year at Cocopah Speedway, in Somerton, Arizona, against the American Sprint Car Series-National Tour. For the latest news and information be sure and visit the Shaylen Raye Motorsports page on Facebook.

2017 Sponsors: Shaylen Raye Motorsports Scottie's Plumbing and Repair Northwest Team Excavating Heavy D Pops Entertainment Al Parker Engines Doyle Guffie's Rallye Auto Sales Anderson Powerwashing Meyer Sign & Advertising KarMart Motorsports Speedmart Inc. Kevin Sharrah Designs Triple X Race Co. Slade Shock Technology Pro Signs Wings Unlimited

 

 

Prestigious Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup fast approaching at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – September 27, 2017…The biggest event of the season at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is less than a month away with the much anticipated 24th annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup ready to invade Tulare on October 19, 20 and 21.

The Trophy Cup has catapulted itself into being one of the premier Winged Sprint Car showcases in the country and the 2017 version is sure to be another must attend weekend of racing & fun.

The event originally started out at San Jose Speedway in 1994 and was held at the track until its closing in ‘99. It then moved to Ocean Speedway for one year, before heading to the Kings Speedway in Hanford from 2001-2004. In ‘05 the Trophy Cup was moved to Thunderbowl Raceway, where it has been held ever since.

With its unique format the Trophy Cup regularly produces some of the best Winged Sprint Car racing that fans will witness all season. Each time a driver hits the raceway for competitive racing there are points on the line. It’s all a lead-up to the 50-lap feature on Saturday night, which features the top-20 in overall points inverted, plus the four transfers out of the B-main making up the final four spots.

All cars that start the Saturday A-main are guaranteed at least $2,050 and the overall champion is guaranteed a stout $20,000 in winnings. The Trophy Cup is always an all-star showcase in California, with champions & winners from all over the state and beyond in action. This season is all a lead-in to next year’s 25th anniversary spectacle that will pay $25,000 to the champion and $5,000-to-start.

Tickets continue to be on sale for the Trophy Cup with all seating in the house reserved during the weekend. Grandstand tickets cost $45 on Thursday and Friday and $50 on Saturday. Bleacher tickets are $40 on Thursday and Friday and $50 on Saturday. Kids 6-12 are half price and 5 & under are free.

A seating chart is available at www.thunderbowlraceway.com and tickets can be acquired by calling 559-688-0909. The pit gate opens at 10am on Thursday October 19, with the drivers meeting at 3:30pm sharp. Qualifying is scheduled for 4:45pm, with first race at 6:15pm.

All the special events are returning once again, including the Thursday Chili Dog Night sponsored by Taco Bravo, the Taco Bravo Fiesta Night on Friday and the Saturday afternoon spaghetti feed sponsored by La Villa Delicatessen. The post-race parties start 20 minutes after the checkered flag, while the spaghetti feed goes from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. A DJ will be on hand for music, with drinks available for purchase inside.

A Friday morning breakfast sponsored by the Tulare County Fairgrounds is also going to occur from 8am to 11am.

Thursday’s Chili Dog Night will feature Karaoke with drivers and fans, while Friday’s Fiesta Night will showcase the “Not So Newlywed Game” with your favorite racing couples. During Saturday’s Spaghetti Feed there will be a corn hole tournament that will award a solid $750 to the winning team and $250 for second place. The cost is $40 per team and signups will take place at the T-shirt booth.

A donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the door during all these events is appreciated. Over the last 23-years Dave Pusateri and the Trophy Cup team have raised over $1,420,000 in donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Fans and teams are all encouraged to attend the special eating events. More info on the Trophy Cup, as well as an entry list can be found at www.trophycup.org

Prior to the Trophy Cup, Thunderbowl Raceway will host the two-night Dirt Nationals on Friday and Saturday October 6 and 7 for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks, IMCA Stocks and Mini Stocks. Seating is general admission during the weekend with adult tickets $15 each night.

Special thanks to all our partners for making things happen at the Thunderbowl including Merle Stone Chevrolet, Budweiser, Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Roth Motorsports, KRC Safety, Western Metal Company, Southwest Contractors, Double “D” Towing and JD Heiskel & Company.

For more info on Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway visit www.thunderbowlraceway.com and like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tulare-Thunderbowl-Raceway-392991907541396/?fref=ts

The 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. #TachiPalace

 

 

White Earns Coveted Hard Charger Award at Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 26, 2017) - Harli White is taking home some special hardware from the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial, which was held last weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway.

White garnered the Hard Charger Award on Saturday during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event finale and her crew chief, Ryan Beechler, was honored with the Crew Chief Award.

"That was really neat for us to receive those awards," White said. "It's huge for our team moving forward."

The weekend was anything but smooth for White, who started off strong by charging from fourth place to win a heat race on Thursday. She then ended seventh in a qualifier and fifth in a B Main.

"The qualifiers are tough," she said. "I got a good start, but got balled up in the middle of the track. We all fell into line and that's where we finished. In the B Main our car wasn't as good as it needed to be, but I was right there in contention for a transfer. Going into turn four on the last lap I threw a monster slider and had the guy cleared. There was nothing to hold you on the exit of turn four. I went too far up the track and he was able to cross underneath me."

White took a provisional to start the A Main at the back of the pack. She advanced a handful of positions to finish 20th.

Friday's preliminary night was similar as White ended fourth in a heat race, fifth in a qualifier and fourth in a B Main. She again used a provisional and finished the main event 20th.

The team had to switch cars and engines during the weekend and headed into Saturday searching for momentum. White finished seventh in a qualifier before she advanced from 10th to fifth place in a B Main to once again narrowly miss transferring into the main event.

"We tried some different things on Saturday and had to use a provisional again," she said. "We had nothing to lose and wanted to learn. We had a really good car and I was able to get by some people early in the A Main. We definitely made strides."

White powered from 23rd to a 15th-place finish to earn the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"As a driver it's huge," she said. "I feel comfortable in the car to trust it. I know our equipment is right. I think now it's up to me to stay up on the wheel and be consistent and I think a night like Saturday will propel me moving forward."

White is slated to compete this Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 21 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (4); Qualifier: 7 (6); B Main: 5 (1); Feature: 20 (23).

Sept. 22 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (3); Qualifier: 5 (7); B Main: 4 (2); Feature: 20 (24).

Sept. 23 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Qualifier: 7 (4); B Main: 5 (10); Feature: 15 (23).

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 12 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 36 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL -

White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at http://www.harliwhiteracing.net/shopping/ .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transportation is one of the largest transportation providers in Western Texas and New Mexico. The company specializes in time-sensitive service between major manufacturing areas in the United States and Canada and the borders of Mexico. For more information, visit http://www.M-V-T.com.

"It is an honor to have Royal Jones and MVT be a part of our team for several years," White said. "He's helped my career tremendously. He's a great guy who loves racing. I'm very honored to have him as a sponsor."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Lucas Oil Products, Inc., The Mower Shop, The Body Works, Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., Nattress Construction, C.R.A.S.H. Enterprises, Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

Scotty Thiel - Top 5 Top 10 Weekend

9/26/2017

Coming off of a hard charging weekend at the Clay County Speedway where Scotty Thiel drove from 22nd to 6th place finish in the A-main, the team prepared for a double header weekend with the IRA Sprint Car Series. Night one brought the team to the Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday night and would follow up the weekend on Sunday at the LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, IL. Scotty would go on to record two top 10 finishes for the weekend.

Saturday night brought the team to the Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI with the IRA Series. 39 cars were in attendance and Scotty was the 36th car to go out and qualify. After putting down a 12.178 lap time it was 10th quick on the night. That placed Thiel to start on the outside front row of the heat race event. Scotty would take the green flag and charge to the lead going into turn one. He would not look back and shoot out to a commanding lead. After 10 laps of green flag action, Thiel would capture the heat race victory and lock himself into the night’s redraw event. The redraw didn’t go as planned and Scotty drew the #10 starting position for the 30 lap main event. As the field took the green, Thiel worked his way up a few positions early on but began to struggle as the race went on. He maintained the 7th position until he moved up the track and began to charge around the top side of the track. With only a few laps to go, Scotty rocketed his way up to the fourth position and would cross the finish line. “It was a pretty solid top five finish for us tonight. We have been struggling all month long and this one felt good. I didn’t think we were all that great early on and I struggled on the bottom. Once the top was cleaned off I was able to rip around up there and we managed to get up to fourth.” Mentioned Thiel after the night.

Sunday night brought the team to the LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, IL. 33 cars were in attendance for the event and Scotty was the 15th car to qualify. After putting down a 12.022 lap it was 3rd quick on the night! That placed Thiel to start in the fourth position in the ten lap heat race. He would go on and charge into the lead and capture the heat race victory. During the redraw, he would pick the sixth starting position for the 30 lap, $5,000 to win main event. The track became pretty tricky as the night went on and the preferred line was right around the wall. The field took the green and Thiel maintained the sixth position. As all the lead cars were nose to tail right around the wall, Thiel attempted to shoot down to the bottom of the track and try to make up some ground but wasn’t able to complete anything and lost a couple of spots. He quickly jumped back up to the top side of the track and got into line with the lead cars. Struggling to move forward, Thiel continued to work the top side of the track but was not able to make up ground and would finish the 30 lap main event in the 8th position. “Little disappointed tonight with our finish. We started out pretty strong with qualifying and that heat race win. I thought we were going to be good in the main but just wasn’t able to make up any ground. Tricky track but we’ll take a top ten and move on to Plymouth next week.” Stated Thiel after the event.

Next on tap is the final point’s night of the IRA Series on Saturday night at the Plymouth Dirt Track. Scotty was able to pull off the win the last time the Series visited the track in August.

2017 by the numbers:

Races – 32

Wins – 5

Top 5 – 17

Top 10 – 22

STM would like to thank all of their marketing partners for all of their support in the 2017 season. They encourage everyone to check out these fine businesses and support those who support racing!

Professional Plating Inc:

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Schartner Stone:

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SixFour Promotions:

SixFour Promotions is a motorsports marketing company driven toward promoting motorsport events and helping drivers/teams seek potential marketing partners. From marketing proposals to full event promotions, SixFour Promotions knows what it takes to have complete marketing success. To learn more about what SixFour can offer you, look them up on www.facebook.com/SixFourPromotions

VMS Motorsports:

VMS is a family business established in 2007 and has evolved into one of the leading suppliers of rod ends and radius rods in the racing industry worldwide. From Midgets to Modifieds, Legends to Late Models and everything in between, VMS Motorsports has you covered. Individualized customer service ensures that every one of our customers gets the right piece for their application. VMS Motorsports always keeps a full inventory on hand even through the off-season. This, coupled with our Monday-Saturday shipping, ensures that VMS Motorsports gets you back on track…FAST. If you are in the market for Rod ends, radius rods and many other racing products, check out what VMS Motorsports has to offer by checking them out online at www.vmsmotorsports.com!

Hepfner Racing Products:

For well over a decade, Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) has led the industry in innovative designs and manufacturing technology. From a wide range of racing components to a full line up of trailer accessories, HRP offers a large variety of items for virtually every form of motorsports. HRP is also the manufacturer of Streeter Super Stands, the original and genuine home to kart racing's Big Foot and Stacker Stands as well as a very popular lineup of full kart racing pit & trailer accessories and kart stands. We are proud to design, manufacture, package and ship all of our products from our Hartford, WI USA facility. To learn more on what HRP can offer you, check them out on the web at hrpracing.com!

Keizer Wheels/K2W Precision Inc:

We at K2W Precision Inc have dedicated ourselves to producing a wheel of the highest quality. Holding both weight and strength as our engineering focal points, we produce many wheels which are both competitive and affordable. Our Keizer wheel parts are cold spun with U.S. aerospace quality aluminum to meet precise tolerances. Our double spun, cold, drawn parts in combination with our unique and protected heat treat processes give us our perfect part. All wheel components are made from 6061 T6 cold forged Billet and are CNC machined to specs. Our magnesium components are cast by experienced US aircraft casting suppliers, before in house CNC work begins. Lastly, we feel we have the finest service a custom racing shop can offer. All questions are welcome. We invite you to be our satisfied customer. We are the “Keizer” of the racing wheel world.

King Racing Products:

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QTM Brakes:

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Triple X Race Co:

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Torsion Bar Rate:

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Super Shox:

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Justyn Cox Picks Up First Career Non-Wing Win During Nor-Cal Posse Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking advantage of a rare non-wing sprint car event in Northern California on Thursday night, Justyn Cox opened the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout up in style as he got by Austin Liggett to claim his first career traditional sprint victory.

“It was only our third non-winged race, and I was really happy with how it went,” Cox said. “To go toe-to-toe with a driver like Austin Liggett and get the win is huge and I can’t thank my guys enough for their hard work.”

Timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31c machine in seventh quickest in qualifying time trials, the Clarksburg, CA driver would race to the win in his heat race and make his way into the Dash.

Winning the Dash, Cox would lead the field to green alongside Liggett. When the race came to life, Cox would get off to a slower start as he slipped back as far fourth until he began battling hard with Michael Kofoid and Geoff Ensign.

Able to work his way up into the second spot late in the feature event, Cox would use a restart to jump out to the race lead on the 20th circuit. Being very cautious over the final five laps, Cox was able to fend off Liggett and park his machine in victory lane.

“I had a blast on Thursday night,” Cox added. “We have been good at Placerville for most of the year, and to win the non wing deal is pretty neat. The winged portion of the weekend didn’t go as desired, but we will try again this weekend.”

Getting back to winged racing on Friday night, Cox would have a bit of a tough night as he would time in 18th quickest of the 41 cars checked into the pit area. Having a tough heat that saw him end up finishing 10th, Cox would move into the B Main where he would take the green flag from the 10th starting spot.

Having issues on the start of the semi, Cox would drop back deep in the field before opting to pull off the racing surface on the sixth lap and essentially end his weekend.

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, EyeLusions, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2017!

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-43, Wins-6, Top 5’s-19, Top 10’s-28

ON TAP: Cox will return to racing this Friday and Saturday night in Chico, CA for the Fall Nationals.

 

 

BACK TO FORM: Gravel and CJB Dominate for Lernerville Win Good run at Eldora setups win; team no prepares for National Open

CARLISLE, PA. - September 26, 2017 - David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team seem to have found their winning formula again. It had been a little over a month since the team visited victory lane before leading all 37 circuits of the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, PA. on Saturday, September 23rd. The return was quite a relief.

"It felt really good to win," explained Gravel. "When you've won quite a few races and get used to it, it can be pretty tough to go a while without getting to victory lane. It boosts your spirits and the teams a bit. We needed this."

Before basking in the glory of victory, Gravel and the #5 team took to the high banks of Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, OH for the sixth and final time in 2017. The team timed in third, finished second in the heat race and started the feature in the seventh position after making the Craftsman Club dash.

"All in all, a great night at Eldora," said the driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We struggled throughout the night with the setup. For the feature, we just threw something totally different at it and it worked for us. We got better as the night wore on and that resulted in a top-5."

Following the top-5 run, the teams 40th of the season, the team traveled from Western Ohio to Western Pennsylvania for the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway near Sarver. Gravel timed in second quick, finished second in the heat race and Craftsman Club dash to earn a front row starting spot for the feature.

"We just had a great car all night," mentioned Gravel. "We put ourselves in a position where we really could control the race the best we could and we just kept charging. As I mentioned, it's great to get back to victory lane. I love running at Lernerville and it was cool to win there again."

September is closed out by one of the biggest races on the calendar, the Morgan Hughes Champion Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, PA. Gravel won the event in 2014 while driving for Roth Motorsports. He is hoping lightening can strike again and that he can get the Pennsylvania based CJB Motorsports into victory lane for the first time as an organization.

"That is one special race," Gravel said. "I was lucky enough to win one but I feel like being able to get the CJB team there, to victory lane, would be something incredible. It will be a tough fight. I'm expecting 60 or more cars. We have our work cut out for us but I know Barry and the team will bring us a very fast race car."

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BOX SCORE:

Date Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led 9/22/2017 Eldora 3 2 2 5 7 7 5 0 9/23/2017 Lernerville 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 37

2017 STATS:

Events: 75

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 16

Top-5's: 41

Top-10's: 63

Heat Race Wins: 19

Dash Wins: 8

Average Time Trial: 6.9

Average A-main finish: 6.3

Total Laps Led: 374

*Stats from Williams Grove event on 7/22 not yet added.*

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com.

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB: CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

DRIVER GEAR:

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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver David Gravel. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy, J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, All Star Performance, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, Arctic Cat, ATL Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Parker Price-Miller Gets Started With Destiny Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Parker Price-Miller took over the reigns to the Destiny Motorsports entry on Friday and Saturday night with the World of Outlaws, and despite some first night issues, Price-Miller was happy with how things went.

“The results weren’t where we wanted to be, but it was our first weekend out together, and we seemed to click and improve every time we hit the track,” Parker Price-Miller said.

Friday night at Eldora Speedway, Price-Miller kicked his new venture off by timing the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Townline Variety backed entry in 13th quickest in his qualifying flight.

Battling brake issues much of the night, Price-Miller would finish ninth in his heat race, before making a couple of late moves in the ‘B’ main to transfer into the 30-lap feature event.

Continuing to work on the Destiny Motorsports entry’s brake issues after the semi, Price-Miller would do a very nice job on the slick ½ mile speedway. Patiently working his way forward, Price-Miller would close out his first night in the car with a 17th place finish.

Traveling to Lernerville Speedway on Saturday night, the Kokomo, IN driver got off to a much better start as he timed in ninth quickest in qualifying time trails before racing his way to a third place finish in heat racing action.

Still fighting some pesky brake troubles, Price-Miller wasn’t able to do much in the feature event as he would go backwards after taking the green flag in the ninth starting position. On the slick surface, Price-Miller continued to fight hard despite having some issues and ended the weekend with a 20th place finish.

“I really have to thank these guys for working so hard for me,” Price Miller added. “They got back from California and put a new Triple X together for last weekend, and never gave up. We were able to go shake our car down on Monday night, and we think we have our brake issues figured out.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Townline Variety, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, CSI Race Shocks, HRP, Triple X, PPM Titanium, Chalk Stix, Wilwood, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-82, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-23.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports and Parker Price-Miller will be back in action this Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway for the National Open.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Parker, you can follow him on Twitter @Parker_PM9

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Kratzmann’s Road to Victory

While it’s been a long time coming, Brent Kratzmann managed to achieve a major career breakthrough in last Saturday night’s opening Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Qld round at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, scoring his maiden 410 Sprintcar feature-race victory.

Getting his night off to the perfect start, Kratzmann got a taste of what was to come, winning his opening heat race and placing third in heat race two, before lining up on the second row for the feature race.

Elevating himself to second place in the opening stages of the feature race, Kratzmann held the position for most of the 30-lap distance, before an incident with a lapped car caused race leader Robbie Farr to be relegated to the rear of field with five laps to go. Farr’s misfortune then left Kratzmann in prime position to take control of the feature race and go on to claim the chequered flag for the first time in his career.

“It was a certainly a long time coming, but to have finally achieved this milestone is an amazing feeling,” expressed the Qld # 2 BK Trading Australia supported Maxim driver, who resides in the Brisbane suburb of Ascot in Queensland and who had also collected five minor podium results in 410 Sprintcar competition prior to Saturday night’s win.

“We started out strong in our qualifying heat races and managed to carry that form through to the feature race, where it all came together for us and we were able to put ourselves in a good position to win.

“I have to say a huge thanks to my crew chief Drew Gessner, whose experience and new ideas, despite being relatively young as a crew chief, have been invaluable. This win is certainly great for the confidence heading into the rest of the season.”

With no prior racing experience to his name, Kratzmann’s speedway career began at the age of 26, when he leased a 372ci Sprintcar for the 2001-02 season, after attending a speedway event with a friend and then going on to complete some practice sessions.

Following his debut season, the now 43-year-old self-employed car and truck wholesaler decided to step away from the sport, so that he could concentrate on building his business: BK Trading Australia.

Making a Sprintcar return in 2010, Kratzmann, who admitted that it was like starting in Sprintcars all over again after nearly a decade out of the driver’s seat, spent the season behind the wheel of the Paul Rooks-owned Qld # 64 Cheetah car, later launching a team of his own in which he predominantly races throughout his home state.

The 2013-14 season saw Kratzmann complete a busy schedule, competing in the All Star 360 Sprintcar Series, where he finished inside the top 10 of the final point standings and the highlight was a third-place finish in the opening round at Murray Bridge Speedway (SA), along with his regular 410 commitments in his home state.

Making the change to a Maxim chassis last season and finishing fourth in the Archerfield Speedway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship for the second season in a row, Kratzmann also parted ways with long-time crew chief Tony Cochrane in the latter stages of that season, welcoming into the team a new crew chief in Gessner.

Planning on completing the full Queensland schedule this season, Kratzmann will also contest selected shows at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway (NSW), as well as travelling south-east to participate in the Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway (Vic) and the Australian Title at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway (SA).

For his next appearance, Kratzmann will head to Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway on the Saturday night of October 7, where he will contest the second round of the East Coast Logistics Series.

Kratzmann would like to give special thanks to the following supporters: BK Trading Australia, Vortex Express, AFCO Shock Doctor (Wayne Randall), Dryden Signs (Rick Dryden), KRE Race Engines (Kenny McNamara) and BHR Fabrication (Brad Hilder).

 

 

Ryan Smith will hunt for $50K during Williams Grove National Open

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KUNKLETOWN, PA (September 26, 2017) - With his Arctic Cat All Star schedule on hold until October 7, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith will switch focus and join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the famed Williams Grove Speedway for a shot at $50,000.

The Champion Racing Oil National Open will headline competition at Williams Grove Speedway during the upcoming weekend, set to ignite with back-to-back preliminary programs worth $10,000 on Thursday and Friday, September 28-29, followed by the $50,000-to-win finale on Saturday, September 30. Smith is certainly no stranger to victory lane at Williams Grove Speedway, nor with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

“I had a weekend off for my sister’s wedding, but I’m ready to get back to work,” Ryan Smith said, a former Williams Grove Speedway feature winner, as well as a World of Outlaws winner at Port Royal (PA) Speedway. “We’ve been victorious against the World of Outlaws before, so we’ll attempt to do it again this weekend for an even bigger payday. I can’t thank my team and supporters enough for this opportunity. The best in the country will be racing at the National Open this weekend. I’m thankful to be a part of it.”

The “Kunkletown Kid” will represent the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during his three-day campaign at the world-famous paperclip. Smith is currently second in the Arctic Cat All Star championship standings, accumulating one victory thus far in 2017.

Steve Buckwalter was the substitute for Ryan Smith during the 36th Annual Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, September 23. Buckwalter qualified for the 25-lap main event and finished 19th.

Fans are encouraged to stay up to date with everything Ryan Smith at his official online home: www.ryansmithracing.com. Be sure to also follow Ryan Smith on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @RyanSmithRacing and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid/?ref=br_rs

2017 Highlights: Finished fourth during All Star competition at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on July 1. During Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, Ryan Smith finished fourth at Hagerstown (MD) Speedway, sixth at Williams Grove Speedway and tenth at Selinsgrove Speedway, each for Coldren Motorsports. Charged from 24th to fifth during Kings Royal main event on July 15. Earned a trio of top-ten finishes during 2017 I-79 Summer Shootout; fifth at Eriez (PA) Speedway, ninth at Tri-City Raceway Park (Hard Charger), and fifth at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Earned pair of All Star top five finishes at Outlaw Speedway (first) and Orange County Fair Speedway (ninth) on July 28-29. Finished 11th during inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway. Finished second during All Star action at Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 17. Earned a pair of top-ten finishes in Ohio on September 2-3; eighth during Ohio Sprint Speedweek make-up event at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a seventh place finish during Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway. Earned two top-ten finishes during Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal (PA) Speedway; 10th on Friday and second during 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 finale. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes on September 16-17 including an eighth place finish during the Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove Speedway/ninth place finish at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway.

2017 All Star Wins: 1 (Outlaw [NY] Speedway)

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Dover Surpasses Goal During Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 26, 2017) - Jack Dover is extremely pleased with his results during the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial last weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Dover teamed up with Chris Bowers for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour tripleheader, which began on Thursday with the duo charging from seventh to second place in a heat race. Dover then finished where he started - sixth - in a heat race, which locked him into the 13th starting position for the main event.

"We were battling for a top 10 when the valve core came loose in a wheel," he said. "I've never had that happen in my racing career. We ran that tire in the qualifier. You'd think it would happen then rather than the main event."

Dover was unable to finish the race and was credited with a 22nd -place finish.

He returned to the track on Friday for Round 2 of the event, which he started by maneuvering from sixth to fourth place in a heat race. Dover then won a qualifier and started the A Main on the inside of the fifth row.

"We weren't tight enough so to be able to finish near where we started wasn't a bad night," he said. "The biggest thing is that if you make the A Main there's 30-plus other drivers trying to make it in who don't."

Dover ended the night with an 11th-place result.

The event wrapped up on Saturday with an ominous start.

"In hot laps someone went around in front of us and we had nowhere to go and flipped," he said. "We were in a 20-foot trailer with not a lot of parts, but we had everything we needed. We thrashed to get the car done and we won the qualifier so we knew we were decent."

Dover captured another qualifier win to lock into the 11th starting position for the $10,000-to-win main event.

"We rode around there in 12th for most of the race," he said. "In the last five laps I figured something out and got by some cars. It was a little late in the race to figure out what we needed to do otherwise we could have been a top-five car."

Dover's ninth-place finish was his 21st top 10 of the season.

"Awesome," he said. "Making the A Main all three nights, flipping Saturday in hot laps and running ninth in the main event is pretty awesome. Our main goal was to make the main event and we came out of there with a top 10. I want to thank Chris for the opportunity and everyone for pitching in to help when we crashed."

Dover will return to his sprint car this Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 21 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (7); Qualifier: 6 (6); Feature: 22 (13).

Sept. 22 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (6); Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 11 (9).

Sept. 23 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 9 (11).

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 8 wins, 17 top fives, 21 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Moss Racing Engines

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"You can call Chris any time of the day or night and he'll help you," Dover said. "The engines are reliable. He hasn't had any engine failures so that says a lot for his name and product."

Dover would also like to thank Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, SSS Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, True Trucking, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., Thorpe's Body Shop, Eagle Motorsports Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings, Ostransky Farms, Select Auto, Select Auto Body, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.

 

 

Kevin Swindell Racing and Bayston Produce Podium Finish at LaSalle Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LaSALLE, Ill. (Sept. 26, 2017) - Kevin Swindell Racing scored a podium finish last Sunday during the Bill Waite Jr. Memorial at LaSalle Speedway.

Spencer Bayston guided the Swindell Speed Lab sponsored team to the eighth quickest lap during qualifying before a fourth-place finish in a heat race earned a spot in the feature redraw. The team pulled the No. 7 to start the IRA Sprint Car Series A Main on the inside of the fourth row.

"We got the car better for the feature and we were definitely a top-three car," Bayston said. "Battling with traffic didn't fall into my favor. They were around the bottom and you really had to work to pass people when you had an opening."

Bayston advanced into third place near the midpoint of the race when a caution came out. Officials had a mix-up with the lineup and put a car ahead of Bayston for the restart, which lined him up fourth.

"The restart order was out of whack and set us back," he said. "Instead of getting to second right away I got to third and that changed the second half of the race battling (Brad) Loyet and trying to get to the leader."

The team finished third, which was its ninth top five of the season.

The weekend began on Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"The better motor I have is back at Rider right now," Swindell said. "We knew we'd be behind. As slick as Eldora has been this season we thought it'd be ok. It turned out to be pretty sticky. I think that's about all we had in qualifying. The lap looked good. We just didn't make the speed."

Bayston timed in 15th quickest in his group, placed eighth in a heat race and ended seventh in the Last Chance Showdown.

"We went mostly to get him acquainted at Eldora in sprint car speed so when he raced Saturday in the midget it would be like a night at the local go-kart track," Swindell said.

The plan worked as Bayston recorded his first career feature victory at Eldora Speedway on Saturday during the midget portion of the Four Crown Nationals.

"It was helpful coming into the midget because of the high speed," Bayston said. "It made it feel like slow motion. It really helped come Saturday night."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 22 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 7 (9).

Sept. 24 - LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Ill. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 3 (7).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 11 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

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"I'm very grateful for the support of Mike Curb and everyone at Curb Records throughout the years," Swindell said. "Mike and Curb Records have done a lot for drivers in the racing industry for a long time."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components, High Performance Lubricants and Swindell Speed Lab for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Nets Top-Five Finish During Hockett/McMillin Memorial Prelim Night

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 26, 2017) - A top-five finish highlighted the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial for Tony Bruce Jr.

He and the Smith Family No. 86 sprint car improved throughout the two Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour preliminary nights at Lucas Oil Speedway, beginning on Thursday with Bruce Jr. finishing third in a heat race and fifth in a qualifier before winning a B Main to garner a transfer into the main event. Unfortunately, Bruce Jr. discovered a mechanical problem when he fired the engine to start the A Main.

"We had a push rod that came out so we had a bent valve in the motor," he said. "That happened when I was starting the car for the A Main. That pretty much ruined our night. We had to change the engine so we had to pull down the spare car for Friday and Saturday night."

The change didn't hamper Bruce Jr., who won a heat race before he advanced from fifth to third place in a qualifier on Friday. That lined him up fifth for the main event.

"We were really good," he said. "I was fortunate to start on the front row of the heat race. When you have as many good cars as you have there you're starting next to a good driver and we started next to Jonathan Cornell. We were able to get the jump and win the heat. We moved forward and finished third in the qualifier. That put us in the third row for the A Main.

"It was a solid night. We ran around fifth the entire race. The track was reworked and pretty heavy at the beginning. We never were able to make up ground and I ended up getting one spot at the end."

Bruce Jr. scored a fourth-place result, which ranked him 10th in overall points - only two positions shy of locking into Saturday's A Main. He won a qualifier to finish the task and start the main event on the outside of the fifth row.

"We hung around 10th the whole race," he said. "I'd pass a car and then get passed by a car. We really maintained 10th almost the entire time except the last restart when we had a tire going down. I had blistered it pretty bad and we fell back two spots. It was a disappointing ending, but when you look at the grand scheme of things we had great speed in the car."

Bruce Jr., who ended 12th, will compete this Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the Ralph Henson Memorial with the ASCS Mid-South Region. It will be his first visit of the season to the quarter-mile oval and is a tune-up for the Short Track Nationals next month.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 21 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (1); Qualifier: 5 (8); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 23 (17).

Sept. 22 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 3 (5); Feature: 4 (5).

Sept. 23 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 12 (10).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 14 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the Ralph Henson Memorial with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

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

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

 

 

Scelzi Posts Pair of Top Fives at Placerville During Nor-Cal Posse Shootout

Inside Line Promotions - PLACERVILLE, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi's confidence is brimming after a summer spent learning on the road.

Scelzi has taken his three months of competing with the best in the business and put that to work during his recent return to his home state of California, including last weekend when he scored a pair of top fives during the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout at Placerville Speedway.

The doubleheader began on Friday with Scelzi setting quick time during qualifying around the quarter-mile oval.

"We went quick time again so to time in as well as we've been timing in, I have so much confidence right now," he said. "To go to a place I've always struggled at and to feel at home is huge. I'm so excited right now."

The positive mindset continued as he advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race to be the driver with the most points, which locked him into the pole shuffle. Unfortunately, Scelzi pulled the highest number - eight - and he didn't win his pole shuffle round. That lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"I ran the bottom a couple of laps, but I made all my ground up around the top," he said. "We were extremely fast. A lot of guys were struggling off turn four because the curb disappeared and it was slick. That place is so hard to pass cars because there isn't a lot of room. If there were five more laps I think we could have run second. We had a really strong race car. To be able to go as far forward as we did was really good."

Scelzi maneuvered to a fourth-place finish, which locked him into Saturday's pole shuffle. This time Scelzi pulled the second-highest number - seven - and he didn't win his round. That lined him up seventh for the A Main.

"The biggest thing for me is the top in turns one and two fell off the edge," he said. "Late in the race nobody was running up there but me. I was able to run to the exit on the corner and get off really well. I was making a lot of time up in turns one and two because I was able to carry momentum."

Scelzi advanced into the runner-up position and made a late-race bid for the win.

"We closed in on Cory (Eliason) with a couple to go, but a lapped car spun in front of us and I lost a lot of ground," he said. "The car kept going and they didn't throw a yellow. Cory made it through that a lot better than I did so we settled for second. It was an awesome weekend and I'm happy with the outcome."

Scelzi, who finished second, will return to action this Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Fall Nationals. He has three top fives at the bullring this season, including his career-best World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series finish of third earlier this month.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 22 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Pole Shuffle: 8 (8); Feature: 4 (8).

Sept. 23 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Shuffle: 7 (7); Feature: 2 (7).

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 15 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 43 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Fall Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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

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

 

 

Van Dam Records Runner-Up Result While Dealing With Heavy Heart

Inside Line Promotions - YAKIMA, Wash. (Sept. 26, 2017) - Henry Van Dam raced with a heavy heart last weekend following the sudden passing of a beloved uncle.

"My Uncle Rich, who is my dad's brother, passed away," he said. "I grew up with him as a second dad to me. He was a great man and I have a lot of great memories with him. I know his beliefs so I know where he went, which gives us a certain sense of peace."

The memorial service was last Friday and Van Dam headed east to compete on Saturday with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series at Central Washington State Fair Speedway.

"It was a night you had to put yourself in a good position," he said. "We did that by qualifying in the top eight. Then moving forward in the heat race puts you in a good spot."

Van Dam qualified seventh quickest and he advanced from third to second place in a heat race. That locked him into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 3 to start the main event on the inside of the second row.

"I