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J&J AUTO RACING DRIVER WINS BUTLER MOTOR SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Tennessee Manufacturer Enjoys Victories In Four States

McKENZIE, Tenn. (September 20, 2017) – J&J Auto Racing teams continue to rise to the occasion as they picked up another track championship and four victories in winged sprint car racing action around the country last week. With the latest set of wins, the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer is nearing the 200 mark on the 2017 season.

Doug Zimmerman led the charge as he picked up the championship hardware at Butler (Mich.) Motor Speedway to cap off a fantastic season on September 9th. Winning the title by a margin of 32 points, Zimmerman also picked up six (6) victories at the facility this season.

Doug Hammaker won his fifth feature event of the year on Sept. 15 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., against an always stout field of 358ci winged sprint car competitors. We at J&J Auto Racing wish him a speedy recovery following a racing related accident at Lincoln (Pa.) Speedway on Sept. 16.

Eight-time World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, picked up his 21st win on the year at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway on Sept. 16. Wade Nygaard also won in 410ci sprint car competition on Sept. 17 as he posted his seventh feature event victory in Northern Outlaw Sprint Association (NOSA) action at Devils Lake Speedway in Crary, ND. Casey Mack followed Nygaard to the line to earn a second-place finish.

Tennessee’s Terry Gray bested a field of 360ci winged sprint car entries at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 16 to earn his first win of the year. Marshall Skinner followed Gray to the checkered flag to post a second-place finish while teammate, Morgan Turpen, rounded out the top-three.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team victories for September 15 – 17, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

9/9/17 Doug Zimmerman Butler Motor Speedway/MI Track Champion

9/15/17 Doug Hammaker Williams Grove Speedway/PA 358ci Division

9/16/17 Donny Schatz Calistoga Speedway/CA WoO

9/16/17 Terry Gray I-30 Speedway/AR 360ci Division

9/17/17 Wade Nygaard Devils Lake Speedway/ND NOSA

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

 

 

Lawrence Produces Runner-Up Result at Grayson County Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BELLS, Texas (Sept. 20, 2017) - Zane Lawrence earned his third podium finish of the season last Saturday at Grayson County Speedway with the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Series.

"It was a pretty good weekend overall," he said. "We had a fast car. The track just rubbered up early on and we used up our tires. I wish we could have held on and got the win."

Lawrence opened the night by winning his heat race after starting fourth. He was the high points driver of the night, which started him on the pole for the feature event at the quarter-mile dirt oval.

"The cautions killed us," he said. "We would have a straightaway lead over second place and a caution would come out. That happened a couple of times and we still were fighting hard to hold them off on the restarts."

A fellow competitor got around Lawrence on a restart with approximately 10 laps remaining. Lawrence charged back around for the lead, but was unable to recapture it. He ended with a runner-up result, marking his 10 th top-five finish of the season.

Lawrence is slated to take this weekend off before returning to action on Sept. 30 at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 16 - Grayson County Speedway in Bells, Texas - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 2 (1).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 1 win, 10 top fives, 18 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 30 at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneLawrenceRacing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Zane-Lawrence-Racing-1770208319967876/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Keizer Aluminum 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 is 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.

 

 

Drivers Across the Country are Finding Success With X-1 Race Cars

Inside Line Promotions - LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (Sept. 20, 2017) - X-1 Race Cars is recording success from all parts of the country.

Ryan Smith had a great run in his X-1 Race Car chassis during the famed Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., earlier this month. The competition was stiff, but Smith brought home two top 10s out of 60-plus racers, including a second-place finish.

"We had a great Tuscarora weekend at Port Royal," Smith said. "Not only with our X-1 chassis, but also with our whole team and everyone involved."

James Mosher also found recent success in his X-1 Race Cars chassis as he made his way to Victory Lane at Sandia Speedway in Albuquerque, N.M.

"We've had a really good season all in all," he said. "We have probably 15 top fives, a handful of second-place finishes and now a win. We've had this success ever since we switched to the X-1 chassis."

Ryan Linder, owner of X-1 Race Cars, personally makes each one of his race cars and fixes them when needed.

"We crashed a couple cars this year and Ryan has taken them all back, fixed them up and made them run like they're brand new," Smith said. "The craftsmanship, performance and consistency that X-1 provides to our team is second to none."

Quality over quantity is associated with Linder and X-1 Race Cars. Mosher even spent a whole weekend at Linder's house watching him build a car before he decided to buy one.

"Linder is so meticulous about how he builds his cars," Mosher said. "Personally, I think it's the nicest built car I've ever seen. I'm so impressed with how well it works and would tell anyone who's chasing their tail to go take a look X-1 Race Cars."

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.

 

 

ROA COMPLETES CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK – READY FOR PERRIS THIS SATURDAY

(Buena Park, CA, September 20, 2017) USAC/CRA Championship contender Brody Roa of Garden Grove, California recently finished sixth in the grueling California Sprint Week and now is set to continue his pursuit of the 2017 USAC/CRA Championship this Saturday night, September 23rd, at Perris Auto Speedway.

Coming into Saturday’s race, Roa is second in the championship standings and trails the leader by 73-points. Thus far in 2017 at Perris Auto Speedway, in six races, Roa has not finished out of the top ten and he has four top five finishes. His best finish on the Riverside County half-mile clay oval in 2017 was a second place at the “Salute to Indy” on May 27th. His two worst finishes are a pair seventh place outings. The first came on June 24th after an early race crash. The second was on August 26th when the power steering went out.

California Sprint Week Recap

CALISTOGA SPEEDWAY: California Sprint Week kicked off with two shows at the beautiful half-mile located in Northern California’s “Wine Country.” Heading into the series, Roa, 26, led the USAC/CRA championship standings by 18-points. The famous track and Roa got along quite well on the opening weekend with the driver timing in fourth and fifth fastest respectively on Saturday and Sunday and finishing fifth in the main event each night.

PETALUMA SPEEDWAY: Round #3 got interesting in a hurry. After qualifying sixth quick which would have put him on the pole if he finished in the top four in in his heat, Roa got upside down in the heat and ended up against a tree on top of the turn three crashwall. Fortunately, the veteran racer was not injured and he restarted the heat and finished fifth. That forced him to start seventh in the main event. Trouble reared its ugly head again when he caught a piece of someone else’s miscue on the first lap. A quick thrash by the crew saw him near the back for the restart, but he put on a show and drove the brilliant green car all the way to seventh at the finish.

Brody Roa will be back in action Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway. Photo courtesy of Jeff Taylor.

SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY: After Petaluma, the teams were afforded a couple of days off before heading to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. Uncharacteristically, Roa qualified 14th out of 33 cars on the famous Northern California track. He got back to normal when he finished second in his heat race. The #91R started 13th in the main and had worked its way up to ninth when a red flag came out for another car that caught on fire. On the red, a fuel fire broke out in the #91R. Roa scrambled out and the safety crew swiftly put the fire out. The team pushed back off for the restart, but quickly pulled it back in with a hard to swallow 19th place finish.

OCEAN SPEEDWAY: The night after the fire, things went smoother for Roa and the team. They timed in third quick in the 18-car field and finished third in the heat race. Starting inside the third row in the fifth position for the 30-lap main, Roa maintained sixth spot for most of the race. With only seven laps to go, he once again became the victim of someone else’s mess. As per the rules, even though he did not cause the jumble he did get caught up in it and had to restart with the others involved at the back. In another thrilling display, Roa charged all the way from the back for a hard earned seventh place finish.

KELLER AUTO SPEEDWAY: The final round of California Sprint Week took place in Hanford. All the teams, including the #91R, had worked hard to make it through the grinding six race in eight-night schedule. Things did not start as well as the team expected when they timed in 14th in the 23-car field. However, a convincing win after starting on the pole in the heat race gave Roa and crew a lot of optimism going into the 30-lap finale. The 14th place starting spot meant he would start on the outside of the seventh row in the main. That allowed Roa to do one of the things he does best! Go forward in the field and he did just that. By the time the checkered flew he had advanced all the way to sixth and earned the race “Hard Charger Award” and a sixth place overall in the week-long series standings.

There are seven races left in the 2017 championship season for Roa to chase the leader down and take the top spot back. The first of those seven is this Saturday night, September 23rd, at Perris Auto Speedway. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race will be at 7:00. For fans looking to attend the race, the track is located at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris (92571). The track phone is (951) 940-0134 and the website is: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

The team will have its good-looking shirts in the pits at Perris. Cost is $20.00. For those who cannot attend, the shirts are available by mail for $20.00 plus $7.00 shipping in the USA (foreign countries contact for shipping costs).

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Checks or money orders for t-shirt orders can be sent to:

BR Performance

6563 Cornelia Circle

Buena Park, CA 90620

PayPal and credit card orders are also accepted and can be sent to: mailto:brett@roa-racing.com

For those who wish to relive Roa’s 2017 USAC appearances, LoudPedal Productions has them available on its pay per view site: https://loudpedal.tv/

The BR Performance team would like to the thank the following sponsors for making the 2017 season possible: HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Lee and Norma Leonard, Hot Paint Restorations, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, Okie Race Cars and Crow Enterprises. If you or your company would like to join Performance’s championship contending team, please call: (714) 932-7994.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance team can do on the team’s Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

Date Venue Event Finish

1-14 Tulsa Oklahoma Friday Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 22nd A Main

3-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3-9 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 9th A Main

3-10 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-1 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-8 Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rain Out

4-15 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

5-6 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5-27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2ND A Main

6-2 I-80 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 5th A Main

6-3 Knoxville Raceway USAC National Sprint Cars 20th A Main

6-10 Perris Auto Speedway So Cal Oval Karters Open Class 3rd A Main

6-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

7-1 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-8 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

7-9 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 8th A Main

7-10 Gas City 69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 21st A Main

7-12 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars Rain

7-13 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars Rain

7-14 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A

7-15 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A

7-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A

8-5 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A

8-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A

9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A

9-3 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A

9-4 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A

9-7 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 19th A

9-8 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A

9-9 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A

9-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

10-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-4 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-9 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

 

 

Marks Solid in Calistoga Debut; Ready for Eldora and Lernerville

By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Anthony Corini

ROSSBURG, OH (September 20, 2017) - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year contender, Brent Marks, had a strong showing at Calistoga (CA) Speedway, which marked the end of a grueling tour in the West.

On Friday night, Marks was forced to run the Last Chance Showdown, lining him up 23rd on the starting grid for the 25-lap Feature. From there, Marks did what he does best – pass cars. In his debut at the big half-mile, Marks charged to an eye-opening eighth; 15 spots forward from his original starting position.

On Saturday night, Marks transferred through his heat race and started 18th for the 30-lap Feature. Marks once again came forward and was as high as eighth before a tough restart with two to go left Marks scored 12th on the official rundown.

“The car was better than I was this weekend. We had some decent finishes to show for it, but we are really glad about the car speed we had this weekend,” Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/ Eagle Hotel/No. 19, said.

After a long trip East, Marks and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will race at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, this Friday before heading to Lernerville Speedway in Western Pennsylvania the following night.

After six weeks of race tracks, all new to Marks and his two-man team, they will now return to familiar confines. Back in July at The Kings Royal, Marks impressed all of those in attendance by scoring KSE Hard Charger honors on consecutive nights at Eldora Speedway. Marks will work to improve on his starting positions beginning Friday.

Upcoming: 9/22 – Eldora Speedway 9/23 – Lernerville Speedway

Quick Results: 9/15 – Calistoga Speedway 8th (23) 9/16 – Calistoga Speedway 12th (18)

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 8th at Calistoga (CA) Speedway on Friday, September 15.

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: 18 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.

 

 

Bowers Hustles to Second-Place Finish at Clay County Fair Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SPENCER, Iowa (Sept. 20, 2017) - Ryan Bowers didn't let Mother Nature keep him down after turning his two-race weekend into one night of competition.

"I'm so sick of rain outs," he said. "The last three out of four have been cancelled because of the rain. Thankfully we were still able to get one show in and we did pretty well."

There was a great car count at Clay County Fair Speedway on Friday with the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series. In fact there were so many cars that some were believed to be parked at the gas station across the street.

"It was pretty wild, but also great to see them have so many cars," Bowers said. "Our normal race procedure was a little different because we only did heats and a feature. They took out the challenge race due to a track curfew."

Bowers and the Seidenkranz Brothers Racing team started third in a heat race and finished second. That put the team seventh in points, which lined Bowers up seventh for the feature.

"The track was dry slick with a fast cushion," he said. "Assuming everyone else was going to be on the cushion, we just tightened the car up and decided we'd try to run through the center."

Bowers maneuvered from seventh to third place before a caution with only a couple laps to go was a huge help as the top-two drivers had a good distance on Bowers, who caught up on the restart and made a late-race pass for second.

"We probably would have needed a little bit more help to get to first, but overall it was a fun race and a lot of fun for our team," he said. "There were some pretty big names in the top five of that race so it was awesome to be able to go head to head with them."

Bowers' season has concluded in the No. 64 car and he's happy to go out with a good finish. Bowers said he hopes to get more racing in before the season comes to a complete close.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 15 - Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 2 (7).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanBowers.us

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ryanbowers199/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryanbowers199

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - K1 Racegear

K1 Racegear is a manufacturer of technical, high performance auto and kart racing gear. For more information, visit http://www.K1Racegear.com.

"I can't thank K1 Racegear enough for keeping me safe," Bowers said. "I recently caught on fire during one of my races and they kept me completely unharmed. I'm really glad to have them be a part of our team."

Bowers would also like to thank Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, Hilltop Camper and RV, Farmers Insurance Jeffrey Greene Agency, GRP Motorsports, Champion Helmets, Speedwerx, Racecoatings, Elevated Health Center and Liquid Nitro for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Competes for the First Time in Six Weeks

Inside Line Promotions - OHSWEKEN, Ontario, Canada (Sept. 20, 2017) - Alex Hill returned to competition last weekend for the first time in almost six weeks to compete at the biggest race of the year at her home track - the two-day Canadian Sprint Car Nationals hosted by Ohsweken Speedway.

It marked only the third weekend of racing for Hill since being injured in a crash at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, in May. Despite her lack of recent track time, Hill got off to a solid start on Friday evening, racing to a second-place finish in her heat race after starting fourth. That placed her third on the starting grid for one of the evening's two A Mains.

"The car was really fast and I was able to get the lead on the second lap," she said. "I was leading when there was a red flag on Lap 4.

"(Crew chief) Daryl told me during the red that I wasn't high enough on the track. So I went higher on the restart, but I got just a little bit too high and went over the edge. The back bumper got knocked off and they couldn't push my car to restart it so I was finished for the night. It was frustrating. I thought I had a chance of winning that race."

Hill was credited with a 13th-place result. She also placed eighth during the Kevin Ward Jr. Young Stars Challenge that night.

The event wrapped up on Saturday when Hill ended sixth in a heat race after starting third. That placed her in the seventh starting spot in one of the B Mains, in which she finished fifth.

"That was kind of frustrating, too," she said. "I missed making the A Feature by one spot."

Although both nights had disappointments, Hill also took away some positives from the weekend.

"I was upset after Friday night," she said. "But I did get some confidence back that night by passing Sam (Hafertepe Jr.) and then passing another car for the lead and leading for a little bit. That helped, especially since I hadn't raced for so long."

Hill will return to the track this Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 15 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 13 (3).

Sept. 16 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Heat race: 6 (3); B Main: 5 (7).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Gaerte Engines/TOPP Performance Race Parts

TOPP Performance Race Parts of Rochester, Ind., offers a wide selection and inventory of racing parts and products for dirt, asphalt and road racing. TOPP purchased Gaerte Engines, a racing engine builder for 48 years, earlier this year. For more information, visit http://www.toppraceparts.com.

"Gaerte Engines is one of the engine builders we use," Hill said. "We ran their engine last weekend. We're good friends with Joe Gaerte. He provides us with fast and reliable motors."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Convenience, Iroquois Hereford Farms, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Creative Edge, Lettrage Pixel, Chalkstix, Slade Shock Technologies, Cool Chassis, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines and Strodes for their continued support.

 

 

Dancer Excited to Return to Racing After Enjoying Time Off

Inside Line Promotions - WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (Sept. 20, 2017) - Shawn Dancer has taken a bit of time off, but he's ready to get back in the car this weekend for a doubleheader at Eldora Speedway.

Dancer will compete at the half-mile oval near Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and on Saturday with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

"We took some R and R the last couple of weeks to enjoy the rest of the summer or at least what's left of it," he said.

Dancer last raced on Sept. 3 at Waynesfield Raceway Park, where he started 10th in the feature and finished fifth. The weekend prior to that, he competed in Michigan, where he led a few laps.

"The last two times we've run the car it's been really good," Dancer said. "We're trying something different and it's working, at least on the short tracks."

Having not run with the World of Outlaws since early August, Dancer is excited to get back to the stiff competition on Friday night and see some of his friends who have been out on the road prior to Saturday's All Star show.

"Eldora has never treated us too well, but hopefully we can turn that around," he said. "We're just hoping for two good feature starts and two good feature finishes."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 3 - Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 5 (10).

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 11 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Tommy Tire

From semi, car, truck, and farm tires, Tommy Tire has exactly what you need. For more information, visit http://www.tommytiresales.com.

"He's been a longtime friend of the family and provides great service," Dancer said. "He's been supplying tires to our company for seven or eight years now and we're glad to have him on board. Go to him for all your tire needs."

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.

 

 

Skinner's Late-Race Charge Falls Short by Inches at I-30

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 20, 2017) - Marshall Skinner finished second by only a few inches after catching a late-race break at I-30 Speedway Saturday night.

Skinner began the evening with a fourth-place finish in his heat race after starting seventh.

"I had my 5-year-old daughter draw this time hoping to change our drawing luck," he said. "But it turned out she couldn't do any better."

His heat finish placed him ninth on the starting grid for the night's 20-car main event. Skinner was running sixth with two laps remaining when the yellow flag flew, giving him hope of advancing another position or two before the checkered flag. Brian Bell led the race followed by Cody Gardner, Howard Moore, Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen and Skinner.

"I got to thinking as we lined up for the restart that this probably wasn't going to be good," he said. "I know Cody wants to win a race and he won't give Brian any room. Sure enough, they got together going into turn three after the race restarted while Moore spun off the track, bringing out the yellow again."

In a second attempt at a green-white-checkered finish, Skinner lined up third behind Gray and Turpen.

"I kind of figured Morgen would hold back a bit on the restart to help her teammate (Gray) out and that's what she did," he said. "And I can't say I wouldn't do the same for my teammate. So I went to the top of the banking and was able to get up a head of steam and pass her once we got by the cone.

"But Terry already had about a four-car length lead over me. I was able to make up almost all of that ground by the finish when I pulled alongside of him. He beat me by about 10 inches. I couldn't make my move and show him my nose wing until the very end. Terry's a seasoned racer and he'd take that line away from me if I did it earlier."

Skinner also debuted a new sponsor - Huntington's Disease Awareness - last week.

Huntington's Disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person's physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure. HD is known as the quintessential family disease because every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of carrying the faulty gene.

"We'd like to welcome Huntington's Disease Awareness on board with us," Skinner said. "It's a terminal disease with no known cure. We just want to make the public more aware of it and we hope that an increased awareness will eventually lead to a cure."

Skinner plans to compete at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., this Saturday, where he'll be racing for his fifth track title. He is currently tied for the lead in the championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 16 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 2 (9).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 2 wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marshall-Skinner-Motorsports-207879425896412/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - West Tennessee Expediting

West Tennessee Expediting is a trucking company based in Ripley, Tenn.

"West Tennessee Expediting is a great expediting service for someone who needs something in a hurry," Skinner said. "I've known Jeff Bruckner, who owns the company, for about 20 years. Jeff is a former racer and we're good friends. I really appreciate his assistance this year."

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, 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.

 

 

Shipley Dominates to Capture First Career ASCS Southwest Region Win

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Sept. 20, 2017) - Joshua Shipley drove his way to Victory Lane for the first time this season and for the first time in his career with the ASCS Southwest Region last Saturday at Arizona Speedway.

"It's been a year since I won a race and it feels freaking awesome," he said. "We've been so close so many times and we finally did it."

Shipley started off the night on a positive note when he drew the No. 1 pill, putting him on the pole of his heat race. He led every lap and won by a significant amount. The heat race win put him in the feature redraw, in which he again drew the No. 1.

"We started on the pole of the feature and the car was smooth sailing," he said. "We led all 25 laps uncontested. It was really cool because a lot of the people that support our racing were there to see it."

Starting from the front row is always a bonus, but Shipley felt like they could have made it to the front even if they would have had to start deeper in the field.

"We led every lap that we were on the track and it just worked out perfect," he said. "It was great to get the No. 01 car to Victory Lane because I definitely didn't want to let my car owners down."

Shipley drives for Alan and Kaylene Verville, who is the only woman to ever win multiple sprint car races in the state of Arizona.

"I really appreciate all they've done for me and that they care so much for our sport," Shipley said. "It felt really great to get them back to Victory Lane and we hope to do it again before the season ends."

Next up, Shipley will bring out his non-wing sprint car for the first time this season to compete with the NAPA Desert Sprint Car Series at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., Sept. 29-30.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 16 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 29-30 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the NAPA Desert Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ShipleyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShipleyRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Joshua-Shipley-Racing-151739011703080

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Race Shack

The Race Shack, which is located in Peoria, Ariz., provides dirt track racing parts and safety equipment. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/racersare1 .

"Kaylene Verville, who I drive for, runs The Race Shack," Shipley said. "It has everything you could need as a racer and I'm very grateful for the support from The Race Shack."

Shipley would also like to thank Christie Grading & Paving, Up Front Signs, Aero Panache Aircraft Detailing, Smiley Crane Services, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Catalina Drywall, 488 Web Designs and Ti22 Performance for their continued support.

 

 

Kaeding Performance Back On as Presenting Sponsor of Dirt Clasic 4 pres. by Schmuck Lumber PPV Broadcast

(PETERSEN MEDIA)- In it’s fourth year of existence, the Dirt Classic has continued to morph into one of the premier events in the country, and as Dirt Classic 4 pres. by Schmuck Lumber rapidly approaches, Kaeding Performance has stepped forward to become the presenting sponsor of the LIVE PPV stream slated for September 23rd.

“We have had a great relationship with the Kaeding family and Kaeding Performance in our four years of Dirt Classic events,” Dirt Classic Promoter, Jarrod Adams said. “They are racers true, and true, and to have them involved in our event again is something we are very happy about.”

Aside from acting as a marketing partner with the Dirt Classic brand, the Kaeding family has actually participated in events over the years. Earlier this year, Bud Kaeding took part in Dirt Classic CA at Calistoga Speedway, and Tim Kaeding is slated to be in action at the $20,000 to win, $1k to start Dirt Classic 4 on September 23rd after taking part in the 2016 event.

Located in Campbell, CA, Kaeding Performance came to fruition in the 1970’s as a brainchild of Joel and Brent Kaeding. The shop quickly turned into one of the top speed shops in the area building street and race engines; as well as doing machine work for Super Mods, Drag Boats, Drag Cars, RV’s and Street Cars.

In 1985 Kaeding Performance added sprint car and oval track parts to their business, and over 30 years later things are going well, as they continue to supply the racing community worldwide with the highest quality parts and service available. For more information on Kaeding Performance, please click over to www.kaedings.com.

Part of what has made Dirt Classic so special is in the unique format that comes with the extremely high payout. The 2017 event will be no different, as drivers will have to be aggressive and consistent to make the $20,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start feature event. Again in 2017, Dirt Classic 4 presented by Schmuck Lumber will be available to those unable to attend via LIVE broadcast on www.speedshifttv.com.

The Dirt Classic will put drivers through time trials as well as two heat races and will award points for each event. Those points will play a huge factor into feature event line-ups, so action will be intense all night long.

With much of the vaunted PA Posse expected to be on hand, there will be a cast of drivers from around the country on hand trying to cash in and become the first invader to ever win the Dirt Classic. Some of those drivers include Terry McCarl, Tim Kaeding, Kerry Madsen, and James McFadden to name off a few.

Those drivers will go up against a stout contingent of local stars including former Dirt Classic Champion Brian Montieth, a red hot Lance Dewease, Greg Hodnett, Alan Krimes, Lucas Wolfe, Freddie Rahmer, Danny Dietrich and many more stars and cars from the Keystone State.

Tickets for this exciting event are currently available online, and to get yours today, click over to https://dirtclassic.thundertix.com/events/100333/saleable_seats?performance_id=1749293.

To purchase the PPV package, click over to www.dirtclassic.com/watch-live.

ON TAP- The Dirt Classic presented by Schmuck Lumber takes place at Lincoln Speedway on September 23rd.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay updated with all things Dirt Classic by clicking over to www.DirtClassic.com, Liking https://www.facebook.com/thedirtclassic, or following @dirtclassic on Twitter.

JOIN THE TEAM- The ever-growing Dirt Classic is always looking to bring on new marketing partners. If you are interested in becoming a part of any future events please email race@dirtclassic.com, or contact Jarrod Adams at 704- 996-4243.

 

 

Dirt Classic 4 pres. by Schmuck Lumber Set To Invade Lincoln Speedway Saturday Night

(PETERSEN MEDIA)- After months of anticipation Dirt Classic 4 race week is finally upon us. Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway a strong contingent of outside invaders will march into Pennsylvania and challenge the PA Posse during the lucrative Dirt Classic 4 presented by Schmuck Lumber.

In the fourth year of existence, the Dirt Classic has again made gains in it’s purse as it continues to be the highest paying unsanctioned race in the state in 2017. Just as there has been in years past, drivers from all parts of the country make the journey to Abbottstown, PA to take their shot at the $20,000 to win, $1,000 to start feature event.

Heading into Saturday night’s event some of the outside talent includes the likes of Kerry Madsen, Tim Kaeding, Terry McCarl, Brian Brown, Dave Blaney, James McFadden, and Josh Baugman.

Those drivers will take on some of the biggest names in PA including Greg Hodnett, Lance Dewease, Danny Dietrich, Dirt Classic 2 winner Brian Montieth, Lucas Wolfe, Brock Zearfoss, Freddie Rahmer, Alan Krimes, Dale Blaney, and so many more.

Kerry Madsen enters the event amongst a very strong 2017 campaign that has seen him win four World of Outlaw races thus far in limited starts with the series, as Kaeding has picked up four wins across the Midwest as well. Brian Brown comes in off of a very strong weekend in PA that saw him claim two All Star Wins, as Terry McCarl and Josh Baughman have also had summer success around the Midwest. James McFadden is one of the most traveled competitors in the field as he has made a few trips going back and forth between the USA and Australia and having success in both countries.

The PA Posse will be awfully tough in defending their home turf during Dirt Classic 4 presented by Schmuck Lumber, as one of the hottest drivers around the state is Lance Dewease and his legendary Kreitz Racing team. The 69k has been stout all season long, and will look for another big pay day after winning the Tuscarora 50 a couple of weeks ago.

2017 Lincoln Speedway Champion, Brian Montieth will be the only Dirt Classic champion in the field, and he will aim to keep it that way on Saturday night. Montieth has continued to be strong at the track in 2017 and will look to add another big win to his resume. Other drivers who have been really tough at Lincoln in 2017 include Danny Dietrich, as well as young gasser Freddie Rahmer who has turned heads all across the country in 2017.

Part of what has made Dirt Classic so special is in the unique format that comes with the extremely high payout. The 2017 event will be no different, as drivers will have to be aggressive and consistent to make the $20,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start feature event. Again in 2017, Dirt Classic 4 presented by Schmuck Lumber will be available to those unable to attend via LIVE broadcast on www.speedshifttv.com.

The Dirt Classic will put drivers through time trials as well as two heat races and will award points for each event. Those points will play a huge factor into feature event line-ups, so action will be intense all night long.

With much of the vaunted PA Posse expected to be on hand, there will be a cast of drivers from around the country on hand trying to cash in and become the first invader to ever win the Dirt Classic. Some of those drivers include Terry McCarl, Tim Kaeding, Kerry Madsen, and James McFadden to name off a few.

Those drivers will go up against a stout contingent of local stars including former Dirt Classic Champion Brian Montieth, a red hot Lance Dewease, Greg Hodnett, Alan Krimes, Lucas Wolfe, Freddie Rahmer, Danny Dietrich and many more stars and cars from the Keystone State.

Tickets for this exciting event are currently available online, and to get yours today, click over to https://dirtclassic.thundertix.com/events/100333/saleable_seats?performance_id=1749293.

To purchase the PPV package, click over to www.dirtclassic.com/watch-live.

ON TAP- The Dirt Classic presented by Schmuck Lumber takes place at Lincoln Speedway on September 23rd.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay updated with all things Dirt Classic by clicking over to www.DirtClassic.com, Liking https://www.facebook.com/thedirtclassic, or following @dirtclassic on Twitter.

JOIN THE TEAM- The ever-growing Dirt Classic is always looking to bring on new marketing partners. If you are interested in becoming a part of any future events please email race@dirtclassic.com, or contact Jarrod Adams at 704- 996-4243.

 

 

Brian Brown Sweeps Through All Star Action in Pennsylvania with KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: Venturing to Pennsylvania for a couple of weeks to take part in some huge races, Brian Brown made a statement over the weekend as he highlighted a big week for KSE Racing Products.

Taking on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Bedford Speedway and Selinsgrove, “Blackjack” was hitting on all cylinders as he used his KSE Racing Products to win both events.

In California, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series made their final two starts of the season in the Golden State, and it was California’s own Brad Sweet picking up the Friday win, before Donny Schatz ended what was a tough swing for him at times back in victory lane.

Carson Macedo was on kill in Canada as he won every race he took part in at the Canadian Nationals, and gave his team another Canadian Nationals win in a very dominating way.

Competing with the POWRi Series over the weekend, Christopher Bell became the first ever midget winner at Southern Illinois Raceway. In USAC action, Chris Windom used his KSE Racing Products to win at Terre Haute Action Track, Kevin Thomas was victorious at Tri-State Speedway, and Chad Boat won a Western States Midget race at Ventura Raceway.

Curt Michael used his KSE Racing Products to score the URC win at Lincoln Speedway, and Jonathan Cornell topped ASCS action at Lake Ozark 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.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of KSE Racing Products happenings and new products by visiting www.kse-racing.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/KSE_Racing .

 

 

Croft Eyes Nor-Cal Posse Shootout in Placerville, CA Following Tough Trip To ‘Stoga

PETERSEN MEDIA- Coming off of a tough weekend with the World of Outlaws in Calistoga, CA, Willie Croft and his team are geared up for a two-day show in Placerville, CA this Friday and Saturday night dubbed as the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout.

“I am very much looking forward to getting to Placerville Speedway for two nights of racing,” Willie Croft said. “I was looking forward to this event last year, but unfortunately wet weather didn’t allow that to happen.”

Placerville Speedway has been a track that Croft has had success at over the course of his career, but in 2017 things just haven’t gone his way at the ¼ mile bullring. With two more attempts at the high banked facility, Croft is confident his team will be in the mix all weekend long.

“It has been kind of a weird year for us, but things seem to be going smooth for us now,” Croft added. “We have had really good speed at Placerville at times this year just nothing to show for it, and hopefully we can stay in the mix all weekend long.”

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-38, Wins-1, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-16.

ON TAP: Croft will be back in action on Friday and Saturday night at Placerville Speedway for the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout.

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

 

 

DJ Netto Set for Nor-Cal Posse Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA: DJ Netto and the Tri-C Motorsports team are geared up for two nights of racing at Placerville Speedway for the inaugural running of the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout on Friday and Saturday night.

“Up until this season, Placerville Speedway had been a track that I just had not been able to figure out,” DJ Netto said. “This year, things have been different I have put together some pretty good runs as of late, so I am hoping to keep that going this weekend.”

Dating back to late August, Netto would race his way to a Top-10 finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour after lining up in the fifth row.

The week before the Sprint Car Challenge Tour event, Netto took part in a very exciting Mark Forni Classic. Lining up 14th in the 25-lap affair, Netto would have his elbows up as he carved his way forward to the third spot late in the race.

With a suspension part breaking, Netto would still hang on and cap off an impressive run with a fifth place finish.

“There has been a few occasions that we have been really fast at Placerville Speedway this year,” Netto added. “There is some really big money up for grabs this weekend, and it should be fun with a unique format so we are all really looking forward to it.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-51, Wins-3, Top 5’s-20, Top 10’s-30

ON TAP: DJ Netto and the Tri-C Motorsports team are set to take to Placerville Speedway for the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout on Friday and Saturday night.

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

 

 

Lucas Oil Speedway Spotlight: Veteran Sammy Swindell one to watch at Hockett/McMillin Memorial

WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 20, 2017) - After decades of hauling coast-to-coast and becoming one of open-wheel racing's short-track icons, Sammy Swindell's pace has slowed a bit these days.

Not that the 61-year-old Swindell has lost any speed when he does climb behind the wheel. It's just that his schedule, which includes this week's Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway, is on his terms.

"We're just doing a few races, here and there," Swindell said earlier this week. "Most of the time in years past, I was always running a team and having to go do too many things. Now, I'm just going and driving for some people. It gives me time to do some other things in life."

The three-time World of Outlaws Sprint champion and five-time winner of the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals nearly won the Hockett/McMillian Memorial, a crown jewel on the Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint Series, a year ago.

In a classic final-night battle that had a big crowd on its feet, Swindell finished runner-up to Wayne Johnson. He returns this week, again driving the car owned by A.G. Rains he brought to Lucas Oil Speedway a year ago.

"We were right up there about every night last year," Swindell said. "Just a couple of times we had to start a ways back and had to work our way up. But it was good. It was fun."

Fun is what Swindell, from Germantown, Tenn., is having in his curtailed - yet still busy by most standards - racing schedule. He's made 37 starts in 2017 and been ultra consistent, with 19 top-10 finishes and three feature wins.

But after so many years of living and breathing racing 24/7, Swindell said it's gratifying to now "do what other people do" on weekends - or whenever. A baseball fan, he's taken in Memphis Redbirds games and visited several ballparks all over the country.

"Some of it is just slowing down," Swindell said. "Taking the boat out on the lake and just doing things other people do with their time off. Just kind of whatever comes up. Just do whatever feels good that day.

"It's where you don't have to have a plan - other than going to those few races. That's the only thing you have to do. You can do whatever works that day."

Describing himself as an avid sports fan, Swindell said he never was a devoted follower or fan of any specific teams in the various sports because of his hectic, laser-focused racing schedule.

"I just enjoy watching the games," he said. I haven't ever had the time where I could sit down and dedicate myself to a certain team. I'm that way with most sports."

Swindell, whose career included sampling of Indy-car and NASCAR racing, said he views the health of sprint-car racing as strong these days.

"It seems like it's doing OK," he said. "The economy and everything in general, people seem to be spending a little more money than they have in the past 5-8 years or so. Most of the places we've been to have had decent crowds and a lot of enthusiasm.

"We can tell a little bit by our shirt sales. They've been a little better than in the last few years."

The Hockett/McMillin Memorial will see the elite of the Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint Cars and the POWRi WAR Wingless Sprint Cars on hand with full programs Thursday through Saturday, culminating with Saturday's $10,000-to-win feature for the ASCS Winged Sprints.

The event is named in memory of open-wheel champion Jesse Hockett, who lost his life in a shop accident in 2010 and his cousin and crew chief, Daniel McMillin, who was killed in an auto accident in 2006.

"For the 360 series, it's one of their major races," Swindell said of the event. "I knew Jesse quite a bit. I've known the whole family for a long time."

Sam Hafertepe Jr. of Sunnyvale, Texas, enters the weekend with a commanding lead in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship race. Haftertepe has 13 wins and 19 top-five finishes in 31 starts this season and sits 239 points in front of second-place Aaron Reutzel of Clute, Texas.

Reutzel held off Hafterepe to win the ASCS Bob Westphal Memorial Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek Finale at Lucas Oil Speedway back in June.

In the POWRi WAR Sprint Cars division, Korey Weyant of Springfield, Ill., has a 110-point lead over Chris Parkinson of Gladstone, Mo., in the points chase.

For more information including news, schedules and points standings on the Lucas Oil ASCS, visit ASCSracing.com. Go to POWRi.com for stories, schedules and points standings in the WAR Sprint Car Series.

Schedule and ticket prices: (Thursday) Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps at 5:45 and racing at 6:35 Adults (16 and up) $20 Seniors (62 and up)/Military $17 Youth (6 to 15) $5 Kids (5 and under) FREE Family Pass $40 Pit Pass $35 3-Day Pit Pass-$100

(Friday) Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps at 5:45 and racing at 6:35 Adults (16 and up) $20 Seniors (62 and up)/Military $17 Youth (6 to 15) $5 Kids (5 and under) FREE Family Pass $40 Pit Pass $35 3-Day Pit Pass-$100

(Saturday) Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps at 5:45 and racing at 6:35 Adults (16 and up) $25 Seniors (62 and up)/Military $22 Youth (6 to 15) $10 Kids (5 and under) FREE Family Pass $50 Pit Pass $40 3-Day Pit Pass-$100

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedules can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.

The three-day Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial is set for Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Defense of Hockett/McMillin Memorial Title This Weekend!

(Bill W) September 20, 2017 – The homestretch of the sprint car season is upon us, and Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing #2c team are focused on things one day and one race at a time. This weekend, the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial commences at the Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri. The Oklahoma City native is trying to become the first driver to repeat in the event, having won last year.

Wayne is excited about this weekend. “That win we had last year was one of the biggest in my career,” he says. “Jesse was a good friend and that kid meant the world to me. This is always a good opportunity to visit with his parents, Jack and Connie and celebrate both Jesse and Daniel’s lives.”

Last year, Wayne won on Friday, but fell back in Saturday’s finale, and had to pass Sam Hafertepe Jr., Logan Forler and run down Sammy Swindell to take the win. “It was fun racing with Sammy towards the end,” he says. “I’ll always remember that one, because we really had to work for it. It was a lot of fun.”

Lately, things have been a little “upside down”. This will be the second new car in three races that the team has put together. “Our last time out (September 9 at Flint Creek Speedway in Colcord, Oklahoma) we had the thing won and I flipped it in traffic,” says Wayne. “That’s two cars that we destroyed recently. The good news is, we’ve really got things figured out with the cars, so hopefully, it will be a seamless transition when we get to Wheatland Thursday.”

The remaining Lucas Oil ASCS National Series sees just thirteen shows counting this weekend’s three-day stand. On September 30, the series heads to I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska for the “Fall Brawl”. After that, there will be two-nighters at El Paso County Speedway in Calhan, Colorado, at Devil’s Bowl Speedway near Mesquite, Texas and Creek County Speedway near Sapulpa, Oklahoma. The series concludes with three night’s at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, Arizona. Wayne will also mix in the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway near Little Rock, Arkansas October 13 and 14.

Everything remaining will be 360 racing for Wayne. “I feel really good about where our 410 program is,” he says. “We were able to finish second at Jackson with a tough field there, and we made the Knoxville Nationals again. We’ve put our 410 stuff up, so by the time the beginning of next year rolls around, we’ll have it ready to go for a few races before we send it back to get freshened.”

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Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

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

Wayne's Fast Facts

I-30 Speedway near Little Rock, Arkansas is home to one of Wayne’s biggest wins, the $10,000 to win 1997 Short Track Nationals in Bobby Sparks #91. His first win there came in 1996, when he bested Mike Ward, Pete Butler, Tim Crawley and Garry Lee Maier.

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"Wednesday's with Wayne" is an up close look at the past, present and future of colorful and talented sprint car driver Wayne Johnson. You'll never know what to expect next with Wayne, so don't miss us on Wednesdays!

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Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Outlaw Wings, City Vending and product sponsors The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Slade Shocks, Kustom Sprint Car Supplies, Fisher Racing Engines, Speedway Graphics and Canyon Apparel.

 


 

The Dirt Classic Uses Driver Feedback to Allocate 2017 Purse Increases

 While the Dirt Classic is still the highest-paying non-sanctioned race in Pennsylvania with its $20,000 winner’s paycheck, the promotion team decided to step up the payout from 2nd to 5th place in the A-Main this year to continue to ‘sweeten the pot’ and grow the race.

 “We talked to a lot of drivers and car owners to see where they thought we could make improvements to the payout,” promoter Jarrod Adams said. “There’s always a drop off from first to second but we felt that was the spot in our purse that needed the most help.”

 In 2017, the Dirt Classic 4 presented by Schmuck Lumber at Lincoln Speedway will up the top-five payout to $20,000 for first place, $8,000 for second, $4,000 for third, $3,200 for fourth and $2,600 for fifth in the A-Main.

 Second place received the biggest jump from $5,000 in 2016 to $8,000. The race, which is held on Saturday, September 23rd and has been built with the support of Schmuck Lumber Company, pays $1,000-to-start.

 Greg Hodnett, who finished third in last year’s feature event to earn $3,000, was one of the influencers of this year’s purse increase allocation.

 “They did a great job last year of making it pay so much to start,” Hodnett said. “[Jarrod] has allowed everyone that comes and makes the race to really benefit by being there. From that standpoint I felt that when he asked, if you could do something from 2nd to 10th to really make it worth your while to run in the top ten it would be great.”

 Hodnett, also the winner of the 2016 Dirt Classic Showcase race, has not finished outside of the top-ten in the three runnings of the Dirt Classic to date. Hodnett noted how the increase in pay would create better racing for the fans, and not just reward the racers, and likely draw more and better outside competition.

 “Racing today is so expensive, especially when things go wrong, and there is more of a risk versus reward thought process than when it was 10 or 20 years ago,” he said. “Obviously the more reward you give, the bigger risk you’re willing to take. In the end, if you’re in the middle of the pack, there’s more reward now to get to the front even if you’re not going to win. Now you’re going to do everything you can to get those extra couple of positions.”

 He also made note of the ongoing changes the Dirt Classic team has made to the purse and the event format over the years, which fans can read about in The Making of the Dirt Classic Format and Dirt Classic Payout: The Evolution of a Marquee Event Purse.

 “The biggest thing people should know is the management team is definitely trying to make this a better event for everyone, not only the fans but the racers too,” Hodnett said. “The calls to the racers getting different opinions, understanding that they’re trying to make it bigger and better and asking ‘how are we going to do that for everybody’…obviously we have to extend the most support we can.”

 

About The Dirt Classic:

Investing in the future of sprint car racing, The Dirt Classic presents marquee sprint car events with high payouts and an emphasis on innovative marketing and crowd-pleasing competition. The fourth annual $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic Pennsylvania will be held on Saturday, September 23rd at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA and boasts the largest single-race payout in the track’s legendary history. The race was won by Steve Smith in 2014 and 2016, and Brian Montieth in 2015.

 

Please contact Jarrod Adams at 704-996-4243 or race@dirtclassic.com for more information on media or marketing partnerships.


For more information about the event, visit www.DirtClassic.com, follow along on Twitter at twitter.com/DirtClassic and Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheDirtClassic


 

 


 

 

 

Ryan Smith earns All Star top-tens at Selinsgrove and Bedford; Buckwalter to sub during Eldora’s Four Crown Nationals

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KUNKLETOWN, PA (September 19, 2017) - Bumping his total to 25 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2017, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith earned back-to-back top-ten finishes during his recent weekend of competition, finishing eighth during the 35th Annual Jim Nace Memorial/National Open at Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway on Saturday, followed by a ninth place finish at the Bedford Fairgrounds (PA) Speedway on Sunday.

Smith was an Arctic Cat All Star dash qualifier during both events, finishing no worse than second during his respective heat races. Although Smith has plans to compete in select events outside of his All Star commitments, the Selinsgrove/Bedford doubleheader was the final Arctic Cat All Star appearance in Pennsylvania for 2017.

“It was a solid weekend for everyone. Consistency plays a big part in having a successful season,” Ryan Smith said, driver of the Tom and Sherry Leidig/Warko Group/Specialty Rigging/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Rick’s Auto Body/No. 94. “I’ve been spoiled the last few weeks by having the opportunity to race in front of our Pennsylvania fans. We want to get back to victory lane for them. Putting ourselves in the right position to win races is the first step. We’ve been doing that consistently.”

With family obligations filling his upcoming schedule, Ryan Smith will not participate in the 36th Annual Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway on September 23, but instead, Smith will be represented by Steve Buckwalter during the Arctic Cat All Star portion of the program.

“My sister is getting married this weekend, so my team is going to take the car to Eldora and Steve Buckwalter is going to be my substitute,” Ryan Smith explained. “Steve is a talented guy that can get around just about anywhere. I wish I could be there on Saturday, but I’m sure Steve will do a great job filling in.”

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

 

 

Danny Dietrich aims for Dirt Classic win at Lincoln Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA (September 19, 2017) - Danny Dietrich has been close, finishing second in 2016 after leading five laps, but has yet to capture a Dirt Classic title at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway. After a year of waiting, the Gettysburg native will finally have another opportunity to collect the $20,000 top prize and become just the third Dirt Classic champion since its inaugural event in 2014.

Headlining action in the Pigeon Hills on Saturday, September 23, the 4th Annual Dirt Classic will feature Pennsylvania’s finest, as well as a few of the nation’s top-talented teams.

“We could say this about a lot of races, but we really want to win this one. We were close last year. We’ve been strong enough at Lincoln this year to know where we need to be and what we have to do. I think we have a great shot,” Dietrich said about the Dirt Classic, a winner of seven main events at Lincoln Speedway in 2017.

Before making the trip to Abbottstown, Dietrich, 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, will visit Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday, September 22. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Tune-up will be the main attraction; a final test session for teams planning to enter the National Open on September 28-30.

Plans for Thursday, September 21, will be released later this week. A potential visit to Susquehanna (PA) Speedway is in the works.

Dietrich will enter the weekend with a pair of recent top-ten finishes to his credit, one of which against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the Jim Nace Memorial/National Open at Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway. The former All Star winner charged from 12th to finish seventh on Saturday night; his 13th top-ten finish of the 2017 season against “America’s Series.”

Other recent results include finishing seventh at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 15.

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.

2015 Wins: 16
2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway)
2017 Wins: 11 (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)

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.

 

 

Commonwealth Clash ahead for Danny Holtgraver

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 19, 2017) - In what will most likely be his final start of the season, “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver will join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Saturday night at Lernerville (PA) Speedway, attempting to outrace the best in the world for a $10,000 top prize. Holtgraver, a three-time winner during sprint car competition in 2017, has been exercising a limited schedule this season, but made it clear at the beginning of the year that the Commonwealth Clash on September 23 is a must.

“We hurt a motor at Port Royal a few weeks ago, but luckily we got everything put back together in time for this deal. I definitely didn’t want to miss it,” Holtgraver explained, a former Lernerville Speedway track champion. “It looks like this may be my last race of the year, but that could change. Things have been going pretty well this last half of the year. Hopefully we can end our season on a good night and get that first World of Outlaws win.”

Danny Holtgraver will enter the weekend with three recent victories to his credit, each occurring on consecutive weekends. The Pittsburgh native scored a total of $9,000 during his three victories; two at Mercer (PA) Raceway Park and one at Sharon (PA) Speedway.

“We had a nice streak going for a while,” Holtgraver said. “I’d like to get the fourth on Saturday.”

In other recent results, Holtgraver scored an A-main starting position during The Night Before The Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal (PA) Speedway, ultimately finishing 9th after starting 18th. There were 65 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions entered for competition.

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

 

 

Greg DeCaires Ends Placerville Regular Season With Hard Fought Top-Five Finish

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the curtain falling on the Placerville Speedway regular season Saturday night, Greg DeCaires turned in a very strong performance as he charged from 13th to finish fifth as he ended up second in the track’s point championship.

With 29 cars checked into the scenic ¼ mile facility nestled in the foothills, DeCaires opened his night up by timing the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Thompson’s Auto Center/RedHawk Casino backed No. 4SA machine in ninth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, it would be veteran versus youngster, as DeCaires would find himself in a dogfight with Michael Kofoid for the win and the important redraw position.

Coming up just short, DeCaires would finish in the second spot which was good enough to transfer him into the feature, but he would start a little further back than what was desired.

Taking the green flag from the 13th starting position, DeCaires had a very drivable racecar that saw him crack the Top-10 in the race’s first three laps. Working into ninth on the sixth lap, DeCaries would use a lap 10-restart to jump up and take over seventh in the running order.

Soon finding him self in sixth on the 12th lap, Decaires would find himself battling with another youngster in the name of Tony Gualda. Decaires and Gualda would race back and forth throwing different moves at each other, and in the end experience won out as DeCaires would finish fifth at the checkered flag and end up second in Placerville Speedway points.

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- 17, Wins- 2, Top-5’s-8, Top-10’s-12

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will be back in action this Friday and Saturday at Placerville Speedway as they are set to take part in the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout!

 

 

White Fresh Entering Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (Sept. 19, 2017) - Harli White is refreshed after taking the last two weeks off from racing.

White had a family engagement keep her home last weekend, which gave her team one more week of preparation for a grueling final two months of the season.

"I'm ready to get back to racing," she said. "It was a good refresher. It has been non-stop since February. We hadn't had a weekend off. It was much needed for me and my team. It usually clears your mind going into the next race."

The next opportunity to compete is this Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"I'm excited to get back there," she said. "It's one of my favorite tracks. We're still learning about how to get around there well so having three nights of racing will be beneficial."

White posted her career-best finish - 13th - at the track during her lone start this season. She placed 15th during the opening night of the event last year and ended 14th in 2014.

"The goal for this weekend is to pass cars in every race we compete in," she said. "There will be a lot of cars there and a lot of good drivers so our No. 1 goal is to get as many points as possible to put ourselves in a great position come Saturday night."

White enters the weekend ranked ninth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings.

SEASON STATS -

52 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 12 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial 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 - The Body Works

The Body Works, which is located in Las Cruces, N.M., has provided professional collision repair, paint and restoration services since 1997. For more information, visit http://www.TheBodyWorkslc.com.

"They are great people who hung out with us and helped at the Chili Bowl last year," White said. "I met them while racing in Las Cruces in 2015 and I told my story to their employees. We hit it off and have become great friends."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Lucas Oil Products, Inc., The Mower Shop, 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.

 

 

Trenca Faces Challenging Luck Throughout Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - OHSWEKEN, Ontario, Canada (Sept. 19, 2017) - Joe Trenca had high expectations entering the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express last weekend at Ohsweken Speedway.

"We were really good in terms of our qualifying time," he said. "The problem was I was in flight two and it was stacked with great drivers. Flight three's quick time was 14.4 seconds and I was at 14.2, which was 11 th in my group. We were just in a really tough group."

The Mucci Motorsports driver also had a tough outing during his heat race, which he started eighth.

"We were really good and got up to fifth," he said. "We had a caution, but they played games on the restart. The guy on the outside of me hopped a tire. His front end was coming toward my car so I had to get out of the throttle. We lost two spots to fall back to seventh. We rebounded and got two spots back and we were all over fourth at the finish line."

Trenca's combined point total relegated him to a B Main.

"We led the first four or five laps," he said. "The track was real choppy and rough getting into turn three. We packed the wheel with mud and we had a real bad vibration. It wasn't acting right. We pulled in to play it safe."

Trenca was running third and in a three-way battle for the lead when he pulled off the track because of the ill-handling race car.

His focus has now shifted to a pair of races in his home state this weekend that pay at least $5,000 to win. Trenca will compete on Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., and on Saturday at Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprint Tour and Empire Super Sprints.

"I'm excited to race at Outlaw," he said. "I don't think we've ran outside the top 10 there ever. We've been really good there. And Fonda hasn't been too bad to us either. It's all about track position and getting a good starting spot."

Trenca has five top 10s in five career starts at Outlaw Speedway, including three this season. He placed a career-best eighth at Fonda Speedway earlier this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 16 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 5 (8); B Main: DNF (2).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 10 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., and Saturday at Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprint Tour and Empire Super Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Stars and Stripes Tool Inc.

Stars and Stripes Tool Inc. was founded in 2003 with the goal of providing its customers with quality tools at reasonable prices. For more information, visit http://www.SaSTool.com.

"Stars and Stripes Tool Inc. has pretty much every tool you could need," Trenca said. "They are longtime friends of ours and we're really happy to be partnered with them."

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, The Paladin Group, Mid Country Machinery, National Parts Peddler, Schoenfeld Headers, Weld Wheels, Fast Axle, 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.

 

 

Robbie Price Crowned Skagit Speedway Champion

PETERSEN MEDIA- Checking in at Skagit Speedway for the track’s regular season finale, Robbie Price did everything that was necessary to claim the 2017 Skagit Speedway Championship by way of an eighth place finish.

“It feels very cool to come away with a track championship at such an iconic venue,” Price said. “We really weren’t sure what we were going to do when the season started, but we ended up running here weekly and had some success, and now we are champions.”

Checking in as the point leader, Price was locked into the front row of the scramble. Leading the field to green, Price would end up finishing second aboard the Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal/Wheeler Paint Works/Rod End Supply No. 21p machine, which was good enough to put him on the front row of the feature event.

When the green flag was displayed to Price and the rest of the field in the feature event, the Cobble Hill, BC driver settled into the second spot as he chased after Colton Heath who led from flag to flag.

While running in the second spot, Price would soon feel pressure from Jason Solwold. As the youngster and the veteran battled, contact would ensue and it would result in Price’s machine spinning and bringing out the yellow flag on the 21st lap.

With just four laps remaining, Price would finish in the eighth spot, but more importantly would be crowned the 2017 track championship, the first in his young career.

“It would have been awesome to end the point season on the podium, but it didn’t work out that way,” Price added. “We had a great car, and we will keep plugging away as the season starts to wind down.”

Price and his team would like to thank Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal, Wheeler Paint Works, Rod End Supply, Wildlight Photography, Tru Square, and Shark Racing Engines for their support during the 2017 season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-29, Wins-3, Top-5’s-10, Top 10’s-17

ON TAP: Robbie will be in action Friday and Saturday with the Summer Thunder Series as they invade Yakima Dirt Track.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Robbie by liking Robbie Price Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rpracing21.

 

 

Helms Overcomes Violent Crash to Score Runner-Up Result With All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - BEDFORD, Pa. (Sept. 19, 2017) - Caleb Helms earned his third podium finish of the season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last weekend and it couldn't have come at a better time.

The doubleheader weekend in Central Pennsylvania got off to a rough start for Helms, who capped the opening night on Friday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove by going for a wild ride down the backstretch.

"I was on the outside in turns one and two," he said. "We were about even as we were leaving the corner. Another driver jumped up and hit my car. His right rear came in behind my left front and slammed me into the wall. I really thought he could see me. I had nowhere to go and couldn't stop. I hit the wall pretty good and then turned around so it flipped over. Then I got drilled by another driver who had nowhere to go."

Helms, who started the night by qualifying third quickest in his group before he placed third in a heat race, was battling for a top 10 early in the race when the collision resulted in a nasty crash. The impact destroyed the race car and forced Helms to pull down the back-up car for Sunday's weekend finale at Bedford Speedway.

"Racing is up and down all the time," he said. "I was thankful that I was safe and that everyone else was safe. That was disappointing because that was the car we won with and had been running well with. I want to thank Roger Campbell and Brandon Spithaler and their teams for helping us.

"The next night makes it all worth it. You're able to overcome that setback, keep your nose to the grindstone, do what you need to do and things fall into place and you get a reward."

Helms timed in fourth quickest in his group, which lined him up on the pole for a heat race. He won the heat to lock into the dash, in which he placed second to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"We didn't get off to a great start, but then we started making decent laps," he said. "People were throwing crumbs on the top of the track. I got into them right before the first yellow. I lost a lot of speed and momentum and Trey (Starks) got underneath me. The next lap he had a mechanical problem so that put me back in second. I moved my wing back and adjusted to stay underneath the crumbs. I was able to run anywhere. I drove through the corners and carried speed across. Brian (Brown) would run low in turns three and four and we were running middle to high and making some good ground on him. In the other corner I had been running high and he moved to that groove. I wanted to stay out of his dirty air so I tried to make the middle to bottom work, but it wasn't that good. We got beside him a couple of times coming off turn four, but never had enough to make a pass."

Helms ended with a second-place finish, which was his second podium in the last five All Star races.

He is scheduled to compete at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and on Saturday with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 16 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 24 (11).

Sept. 17 - Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (1); Feature: 2 (2).

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ferguson

Ferguson sells quality plumbing supplies, HVAC products and building supplies to professional contractors and homeowners. For more information, visit http://www.Ferguson.com.

"We use the Ferguson water works division for our pipe materials, fittings, water line stuff, etc., with our family business," Helms said. "We are very grateful for their support and look forward to a lot of success together."

Helms would also like to thank Big Jerk Jerky, Helms Construction Inc., Tommy Tire and Helms and Sons Excavating for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Hungry for Another Hockett/McMillin Memorial Victory

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Sept. 19, 2017) - Derek Hagar is excited for the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial this weekend.

Hagar will tackle the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., after taking a week off to prepare.

"Everything is freshened up and looked over," he said. "We took last weekend to regroup for the big week coming up. You definitely have to be on your game. There will be a lot of heavy hitters there. We have to have all of our ducks in a row so we have a shot at bringing home some wins."

Hagar has won the prestigious event. Additionally, he has earned a top-10 result during the finale each of the last five years.

"That place fits my driving style," he said. "My crew gives me a good car. Everything seems to work out for us. We've had good showings almost every time."

Hagar placed 10th during the finale in 2012 and 2013 before he was victorious in 2014. He followed that up with a runner-up result in 2015 - when he swept the two nights of non-wing sprint car competition as well - before charging from 18th to fifth last year.

"We know we can do it," he said. "We've raced with these guys and won. We need luck and the draw to play in our favor to get a good starting spot for the feature."

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 27 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

Located in McKenzie, Tenn., J&J Auto Racing has manufactured sprint car chassis and racing parts for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.JandJAutoRacing.com .

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

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

 

 

Dover Records Two Second-Place Finishes at Park Jefferson

Inside Line Promotions - JEFFERSON, S.D. (Sept. 19, 2017) - Jack Dover produced a pair of runner-up results last weekend at Park Jefferson International Speedway during a 305ci winged sprint car doubleheader.

"We wanted to win both shows, but finishing two features is a win for us the way our year has been," he said.

The action began on Friday when Dover advanced from second to win a heat race. That earned a spot in the feature redraw, in which he pulled the highest number - 12 - to start the main event on the outside of the sixth row.

"The track was rubber down and we were fortunate to get to second," he said. "I set my car up super tight and had to drive out of the rubber to pass because everyone was staying in the rubber. That's not bad to go from 12th to second considering we only had a 15-lap feature."

And on top of that the race was cut a lap short.

"On the white flag we were coming out of turn three to the checkered," he said. "They threw the yellow so it should have been a green-white-checkered finish. They decided to call the race so we didn't get to finish."

Dover returned to the oval on Saturday and again won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. This time he drew the No. 4 during the random feature redraw to start fourth.

"We got up to first about two laps in and had a pretty good lead," he said. "A yellow came out with three laps to go. My crew guy gave me the sign we normally have. I misread it and didn't protect the line I should have. I got passed on the restart and the track was rubbered down so I didn't have an opportunity to get back by."

Dover's second-place finish was his 15th podium of the season.

Dover will return to action this Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., where he will drive for Chris Bowers during the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"The goal is to make the A Main on Saturday," he said. "There's a lot of good cars and it's a big race so that's our goal right now. Anything after that is a bonus."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 15 - Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 2 (12).

Sept. 16 - Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 8 wins, 17 top fives, 20 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial 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 - True Trucking

True Trucking is a trucking company based in Gretna, Neb.

"True Trucking specializes in everything when it comes to hauling," Dover said. "They can pretty much do it all. The True's are family friends who have always been there to support me. I appreciate their partnership and look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them a lot."

Dover would also like to thank Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, SSS Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, Moss Racing Engines, 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.

 

 

Baughman Taking Positive From Strong Start at Clay County Fair Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SPENCER, Iowa (Sept. 19, 2017) - Josh Baughman had a strong night going last Friday at Clay County Fair Speedway.

"We started out by qualifying sixth quickest and we moved forward in the heat race so everything was going well," he said. "Qualifying well is key and sets up the rest of your night so that was crucial that we timed in well."

Baughman advanced from third to second place in a heat race following the strong qualifying effort. That locked him into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 8 to start the IRA Sprint Car Series main event on the outside of the fourth row.

"I was racing hard with another guy and we got into the turn at a slick time," he said. "When we entered turns three and four he came down when I was going up. To keep from causing a wreck I spun it out. Another driver got into us and it knocked the Jacob's Ladder out."

Baughman was battling for a top five early in the race when the crash occurred. He restarted at the back, but pulled in several laps later because of the ill-handling race car. Baughman was credited with a 23 rd-place finish.

"It was a bummer to not get the feature result after having a good start to the night and being in contention to open the main event," he said. "We'll take the positive out of the night and move on."

Saturday's IRA Sprint Car Series event at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., rained out to end the weekend early.

Baughman is slated to return to action this Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It's always good to be able to race at the same track three nights in a row so that you can see the results of adjustments you make night by night," he said. "We've had some good runs there and I think we will be a contender this weekend. It'd be pretty special to win the Hockett/McMillin Memorial."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 15 - Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 23 (8).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 14 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his apparel trailer throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - PPG

PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, and fiber glass. The company was founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. For more information, visit http://www.PPG.com.

"We've done business with PPG for a few years and we're excited to have that partnership carry over to the race team," Baughman said. "We look forward to taking the PPG brand into Victory Lane."

Baughman would also like to thank Fischer Body Shop, Beard Equipment, Hollywood Blasting & Coating, Precision Cataylst, 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.

 

 

Moore 12th at Placerville Speedway after Mid Race Miscue

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting off to a great start to the night on Saturday, Mason Moore would have a good run going in the feature event but a lap 12 restart would see him make a mistake that relegated him to a 12th place finish.

“The night got off to a really good start, and the F&F Racing guys really gave me a strong car,” Mason Moore said. “I got up into second and misjudged what the leader was going to do on a lap 12 restart and had to go to the back.”

Timing the Geico/Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes/Twisted Tea backed No. x1 machine in third quickest amongst the 29 drivers checked into the pit area on Saturday night for Placerville Speedway’s final point race of the season, Moore would start and finish fourth in his heat race.

Moving into the redraw, the Princeton, CA driver would pull the four pill placing him in the second row for the start of the 25-lap feature event. Falling into the fifth position when the race came to life, Moore was very patient as he searched around a very racy Placerville Speedway.

Falling back to sixth on the ninth lap, Moore would have a good restart that saw him surge up to the fourth spot. Continuing to move, Moore would take over the second position and close in on Kofoid just before a yellow flag was needed.

Chasing after the race lead, Moore would misjudge what Kofoid was going to do and he would spin his machine out and bring out the caution flag. Restarting from the tail Moore would show that he indeed had a good car as he was able to advance from 18th to finish in the 12th spot.

“We have had a little rough patch going, and I was really wanting to get these guys a good finish,” Moore added. “It was a little bit of a confidence booster to run up front, and hopefully we can run well this weekend during the two-day Nor-Cal Posse Shootout.”

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 are set to invade Placerville Speedway on Friday and Saturday night for the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-25, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-6.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin.

 

 

Justyn Cox Second at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Going toe-to-toe with Michael Kofoid on Saturday night in Placerville, CA, Justyn Cox would come up just short as he finished in the second spot despite a spirited battle with the young driver.

“That was a pretty fun race,” Justyn Cox said. “We hurt a shock battling with him on the cushion, but still we were right there and that is a good feeling, and a good night for our race team.”

Timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31c entry in 11th quickest in qualifying time trials, Justyn Cox would line up on the front row of his heat race.

Able to sneak by Mike Benson in the first corner, Cox would hang on to pick up the much needed heat race win as it made his eligible for the top-eight redraw. With Lady Luck on his side, the Clarksburg, CA pilot would pull the one pill and would lead the field to green for the 25-lap feature event.

With a caution bunching the field up on the 10th lap, Cox would ride the cushion in turns one and two, but as he went to the bottom in three and four Kofoid was able to get a run on him and drop him back to the second spot.

Jumping back up on the cushion the next lap, Cox would get in a little too hard as he chased after the race leader and would actually damage his right front shock in the process. Not letting that slow him down, Cox and Kofoid would wage war on each other for the next eight laps until the race’s final caution flew.

Unable to keep up with the leader on the restart, Cox would hold on to the next spot during the final six laps as he took the checkered with a runner up finish.

“Leading early, both lanes felt pretty good to me but he was able to take advantage of me searching and get the lead from me,” Cox added. “I’m curious if we could have made it an even better race without the shock damage, but still a good run for us heading into the big race weekend back at Placerville Speedway this week.”

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-41, Wins-5, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-27

ON TAP: Cox is slated to attack Placerville Speedway this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night for the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout.

 

 

Bad Luck Bites Cody Lamar Late at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Looking to put a string of bad luck at Placerville Speedway behind him on Saturday night, Cody Lamar looked to be well on his way to a solid night at the ¼ mile speedway until some late issues knocked him out of the race early while running well inside the Top-10.

“Placerville Speedway just hasn’t been too nice to us lately,” Cody Lamar said. “We have been really fast there lately, but things just do not go our way come feature event time.”

Kicking the tracks’ regular season finale off by timing in fastest in time trials over the 29 cars that had checked into the pit area, the Sacramento, CA driver would then start and finish fourth in his heat race.

With his heat race finish and his qualifying effort being good enough to put him in the redraw, Lamar would pull the six pill which placed him in the third row for the start of the 25-lap feature event.

On a very racy Placerville Speedway surface, Lamar would get off to a very nice start as he held his own in the A1 Septic/Joe Hunt Magnetos/NAAKE Suspension backed NO. 9L.

Working into the fifth spot briefly, Lamar would slip back to sixth just before the caution flew on the 10th lap. The ensuring restart would not go well for Lamar as he fell back to the 10th position, but he would slowly work his way back forward.

Jumping back up to eighth a lap later, Lamar found himself in a dogfight for the seventh spot. Getting into seventh on the 18th circuit, the next lap would see him get into the cushion a little too hot and it would cause damage to his radiator and would force him to retire for the rest of the night.

“We just keep plugging away, and hopefully one of these nights we can finish a race there,” Lamar said. “I have to thank everyone who continues to support myself and this race team.”

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-22, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 4, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Cody and his team will be back at Placerville Speedway this Friday and Saturday night for the Nor Cal Posse Shootout.

 

 

FAMILY PASS PRICING HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS EVENT! $AVE UP TO $20! DETAILS BELOW!<<

NEXT UP AT LONESTAR SPEEDWAY: SPRINT CAR BANDITS CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT SET - SAT. SEPT. 30, 7PM!

Kilgore, TX (09/19/17) by DarinShort.com. The long-awaited return of the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series to LoneStar Speedway will take place on 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, Bryan Debrick, Steve McMackin, Kyle Jones, Chad Koch, Johnny Miller and Brandon Long. A host of other regional teams can be expected as well. Through the first six 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.

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.

The Pit Area on 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 on Saturday, September 30th, which will be just perfect to maintain optimum racing surface conditions.

Grandstand admission: Ages 5 and under are free (with adult admission), Ages 6-11 are just $5, and Ages 12-64 are $17. Seniors/Military $15. 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.

This is the next event on the LoneStar Speedway schedule.

CLICK www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for all Track info and www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info...and we look forward to seeing you Saturday September 30th, for the long-awaited return of the Sprint Car Bandits to LoneStar Speedway!

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY HOSTS 200th USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE SATURDAY!

(Perris, CA, September 18, 2017) Saturday night, September 23rd, Perris Auto Speedway will play host to its 200th USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series race. In addition, the race will also be the Annual Glenn Howard Classic. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race will get the Kevin Winters’ green flag at 7:00.

“It is appropriate that Saturday’s 200th USAC/CRA race at The PAS is also the Glenn Howard Classic,” promoter Don Kazarian said on Monday afternoon. “Glenn was very instrumental when the USAC/CRA Series was formed over the winter of 2003-04. It is safe to say that without his input, there may not have been a USAC/CRA Series. Glenn was a man who did everything in racing from being a driver, car owner, racing business owner to being an official. Everyone looked to him for advice and he was liked by everyone he ever came in contact with.”

Kazarian continued about the historic 200th race.

“I had no idea we had hosted that many races in the series until Lance Jennings (USAC PR Man) brought it up,” Kazarian said with a smile. “The first one was the 2004 season opener and Mike Kirby won the main event. It has been a longtime good series and it features the best drivers on the West Coast. We are honored to be its home track.”

Among those good drivers is Laveen, Arizona’s R.J. Johnson. In 2005, then 18-year-old Johnson won the USAC/CRA “Rookie of the Year” award. Since that time, the second-generation driver has won multiple Arizona sprint car championships and over the last three months, he has dominated the last three USAC/CRA races at The PAS. He has won all three of the 30-lap main events (June 24th, July 22nd and August 26th) and he has led 89 of the 90 laps.

Laveen, Arizona’s R.J. Johnson will be looking for his fourth Perris Auto Speedway win in a row on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Lance Jennings.

“The last three races R.J. Johnson has whipped up on the locals,” Kazarian commented. “He has the track dialed in right now and has been running away from the field. With the way he has been making it look easy, you have to throw his hat in the ring as one of the main contenders for November’s Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction. Good for him. R.J., his dad and the entire crew are great people. It is nice to see them have so much success not only in Arizona, but here as well.”

Trying to stop Johnson from his fourth PAS win in a row will be 5-time USAC/CRA champ and current point leader Damion Gardner of Concord, Brody Roa of Garden Grove, Anaheim’s Jake Swanson, 5-time series “King” Mike Spencer of Temecula, Austin Williams of Yorba Linda and a bevy of other drivers.

The PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprints will also be in action on Saturday and it will be there next to last race of the year. Richard McCormick of Canyon Country holds a 22-point lead over Palmdale’s Rick Hendrix in the Senior Sprints. In the Young Guns, it is much tighter as Hannah Mayhew, a college student from Acton, leads 15-year-old Covina High student Joel Rayborne by a mere four-points.

Adult tickets for Saturday’s race are $25.00. Seniors 65 and older get in for $20.00. Active military members with proper id, teens 13-18 with their school id and gets age 6-12 get in for $5.00. Children 5 and under are free. Parking on the fairgrounds is $8.00.

Advanced tickets for Saturday’s event are available 24-hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at http://pas.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=922980. For those who do not wish to purchase advance tickets, there will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday.

Amsoil USAC/CRA Point Standings

1. Damion Gardner – Concord, CA – 1,135

2. Brody Roa – Garden Grove, CA – 1,062

3. Jake Swanson – Anaheim, CA – 1,049

4. Mike Spencer – Temecula, CA – 869

5. Austin Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 801

6. Cody Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 731

7. Logan Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 675

8. Max Adams - Loomis, CA – 623

9. Chris Gansen – Verdemont Heights, CA - 611

10. Mike McCarthy - Riverside, CA – 524

PAS Senior Sprint Car Point Standings

1. Richard McCormick – Canyon Country, CA - 315

2. Rick Hendrix – Palmdale, CA - 293

3. Ed Schwarz – Santa Fe Springs, CA - 265

4. John Aden – Apple Valley, CA - 246

5. Danny Parrish – Fairbanks, AK - 155

PAS Young Gun Sprint Car Point Standings

1. Hannah Mayhew – Acton, CA – 354

2. Joel Rayborne – West Covina, CA - 350

3. Blade Hildebrand – Yucca Valley - CA – 175

4. Daniel Anderson Venice, CA - 114

5. Malyssa Perkins – Oak Hills, CA – 102

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2016-2017 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

September 23rd "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

September 30th Southern California Fair – Nitro Circus

October 1st Southern California Fair – Demolition Derby

October 2nd Southern California Fair – Monster Trucks

October 3rd Southern California Fair – Monster Trucks

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

 

 

Franek Heads North for Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

Davie Franek and the Franek Auto Sales 28f team headed north to the Ohsweken Speedway for the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. The team left with the hard charger award and rookie of the race award.

On Friday night, with 51 cars signed into the pit area, Franek started and finished in the 2nd position in heat race #1 advancing into feature 2 for the night. Franek started feature 2 on the night in the 7th position and brought home a 6th place finish when the 15 laps were completed.

On Saturday night with 58 cars signed into the pit area, Franek started 3rd in heat race 3 and brought home a 5th place finish. With only the top 3 advancing into the feature event, Franek would have to one of the 3 consolation events in order to get into the feature event. Franek started in the 4th position for consi 1 and brought home a 3rd place finish, qualifying for the 35-lap feature event paying $15,000 to win.

Franek started the 35-lap feature event in the 26th position and was up to 18th by lap 12. Franek continued a steady climb to 15th by lap 18 and then into 13th just 3 laps later. Franek brought home an 11th place finish at the end of the 35 laps advancing 15 spots and finishing just 1 spot outside the top 10.

This weekend Franek will head north again as the team travels north to the Outlaw Speedway on Friday night for the annual Outlaw Speedway Fall Nationals. The race combines all regional 360 series with Patriot, United Racing Club and ESS all represented and pay $5,000 to win. On Saturday night, the team will tow to Fonda Speedway. The Track of Champions will be hosting all three series for the second consecutive night and will pay tribute to fall URC Champion Kramer Williamson with the Kramer Williamson Memorial race.

 

 

Whittall’s Weekend Full of Bad Luck

Justin Whittall and the Atlantic Utility Trailers Inc, World Wide Bearing, Pioneer Auto Body team headed to central PA this past weekend to compete with the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club.

Saturday night the 67w team was one of 54 sprint cars to sign into the pit area. Whittall started the 5th and final heat race in the 5th position. With 3 advancing, Whittall was in good position to advance into the feature event, until a first lap tangle with competitor Brie Hershey sent the 67w team to the pits with damage. Unable to restart, Whittall headed to the consolation event.

Whittall started in the 10th position for consi one and with only two advancing out of each consolation event, Whittall had his work cut out for him. Unfortunately, the youngster failed to qualify for the event.

On Sunday, the team headed to Path Valley Speedway. Whittall had been to the small bullring before, but with his 600cc micro sprint. With 21 teams signed into the pit area, Whittall started in the 2nd position for his heat race but a heat race incident sent the 67w team to the rear. With all cars advancing to the feature event, Whittall started in the 15th position and brought home a 12th place finish.

Whittall will now prep the cars for this weekend as the team travels north to the Outlaw Speedway on Friday night for the annual Outlaw Speedway Fall Nationals. The race combines all regional 360 series with Patriot, United Racing Club and ESS all represented and pay $5,000 to win. On Saturday night, the team will tow to Fonda Speedway. The Track of Champions will be hosting all three series for the second consecutive night and will pay tribute to fall URC Champion Kramer Williamson with the Kramer Williamson Memorial race.

 

 

Weller Heads to NY after Central PA Weekend

Josh Weller and the Schearers VW & Audi Specialists team headed to central Pennsylvania this past weekend. Saturday night Weller and the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club made their first appearance in a number of seasons at the Lincoln Speedway.

With 54 cars signed into the pit area, Weller started in the 8th position in heat race 2. Weller drove all the way up to the 3rd finishing position advancing 5 positions during the 8-lap heat race event. Weller’s 3rd place finish advanced the Mertztown driver to the 25-lap feature event.

Weller started in the 12th position for the 25-lap feature event and was up to 6th place with 20 laps down. Weller picked off one more car in 5 laps and brought home a 5th place finish.

On Sunday, Weller and the 63-team headed further into central PA to the Path Valley Speedway. With 21 cars signed into the pit area, Weller started in the 10th position for the feature event. The teams plan was to not tear up anything and to start and park the 63.

Weller will now prep the 360 machine for this weekend at the team heads to Outlaw Speedway on Friday night for the annual Outlaw Speedway Fall Nationals. The race combines all regional 360 series with Patriot, United Racing Club and ESS all represented and pay $5,000 to win. On Saturday night, the team will tow to Fonda Speedway. The Track of Champions will be hosting all three series for the second consecutive night and will pay tribute to fall URC Champion Kramer Williamson with the Kramer Williamson Memorial race.

 

 

Canadian Swing Ends at Path Valley for Stillwaggon

Robbie Stillwaggon and the Quality Auto Body 89 team headed north of the boarder last weekend for the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at the Ohsweken Speedway.

With Thursday night being a test night, Stillwaggon and team returned on Friday for night number one of racing. With 51 teams signed into the pit area, Stillwaggon started on the pole for heat race 3 and brought home a runner up position. With a duel feature format for the night, Stillwaggon started in the 14th position for feature 2. Stillwaggon brought home a 13th place finish in the 15-lap feature event.

On Saturday night, Stillwaggon started in the 6th position for heat race 4 after time trialing 4th quick in his group. Stillwaggon battled his way up to the 5th finishing position for the 10-lap heat race. The 5th place finish sent Stillwaggon to the Consolation event 1.

In the Consi event 1, Stillwaggon started in the 2nd position and brought home the runner up position advancing to the 35-lap feature event paying $15,000 to win. Stillwaggon started in the 22nd position and brought home a 20th place finish on the night.

Stillwaggon and team then loaded quickly and headed for Path Valley Speedway to meet up with the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club on Sunday night. Stillwaggon started the 25-lap feature event in the 8th position and a hard-fought battle with Bryn Gohn ended in contact and Stillwaggon going airborne. Stillwaggon was able to make repairs but could only recover to a 9th place finish.

Stillwaggon will now head south this weekend to compete with the USCS once again. Stillwaggon will head to Carolina Speedway on Friday night before heading to Cherokee Speedway on Saturday night.

 

 

Second Annual Outlaw Fall Nationals and Kramer Williamson Memorial Conclude 2017 Patriot Sprint Tour Season

(Dundee, NY) The final two events on the 2017 PST Calendar happen to be the two highest paying races of the season with teams representing the Patriot Sprint Tour, Empire Super Sprints, and United Racing Club compete this coming weekend at Outlaw Speedway on Friday, September 22, and the Fonda Speedway on Saturday, September 23.

Last season, sprint car veteran Chuck Hebing got by Josh Weller on the final lap to score the win the first ever Outlaw Fall Nationals over Weller, Dylan Westbrook, Jared Zimbardi and Davie Franek.

In last season’s Kramer Williamson Memorial at the Fonda Speedway, New Jersey’s Davie Franek also made a late race pass over Cory Sparks to score his first ever win at the historic half mile over Sparks, Mark Smith, Jared Zimbardi, and Danny Varin.

Both shows this weekend will be show up points for all 2017 Patriot Sprint Tour members. Friday night’s show will pay $5,000 and Saturday’s show at Fonda will pay $5,073 in honor of the late Kramer Williamson.

Jared Zimbardi is looking for his record breaking fifth Patriot Sprint Tour American Series Championship as all he will have to do is attempt to qualify both nights and he will receive show up points. Steve Collins currently sits in second followed by Kyle Drum, Jordan Thomas, and Derek Jonathan.

Fans as always are encouraged to visit patriotsprinttour.com for view the entire PST American Point Standings, schedule info, and other relevant news. You can also like ‘Patriot Sprint Tour’ on facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2017 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Evingham Site Excavation, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography.

2017 PST American Point Standings: 1) 35-Jared Zimbardi (2291) 2) 67-Steve Collins (2266) 3) 47-Kyle Drum (2222) 4) 79-Jordan Thomas (2071) 5) 81-Derek Jonathan (1880) 6) 17z-Josh Azzi (1865) 7) 98-Joe Trenca (1376) 8) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles (1337) 9) X-Dan Bennett (1216) 10) 54j-David Just (1102)

 

 

CALISTOGA CLOSES CALIFORNIA: Strong Finish Pushes CJB East Historic tracks like Eldora & Lernerville begin home stretch of Outlaw season

CARLISLE, PA. - September 19, 2017 - With the vineyards of Napa Valley surrounding them, CJB Motorsports and driver David Gravel aimed to tackle the Calistoga (CA) Speedway as they closed out their second western swing of the 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season.

Night one at the legendary half mile oval took place on Friday, September 15th as saw Gravel qualify his CJB machine in the 4th position. Following a second-place finish in their heat race and a fourth place finish in the Craftsman Club dash, all eyes were on the #5 car as the feature began.

"We had a really good car," explained Gravel. "We knew that Calistoga would be a great track for us and it was. We raced well all night. With all the cautions, we just ran out of fuel there at the end. I certainly felt that we were a top-5 car."

Back at Calistoga for the second night, the #5 car timed in 6th and finished third in the heat race. The team once again started near the front for the feature.

"Another great night," said the driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "I feel like we're getting back into a groove again, which is nice."

The team now begins a cross country drive as they set off for Rossburg, Ohio. The tour will take part in the annual Four Crown weekend at Eldora Speedway on Friday, September22nd before moving on to Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pa. the following evening for the Commonwealth Clash.

"Eldora is always high on our list and we want to make up for our Kings Royal performance this year," mentioned Gravel. "Lernerville is also another place that we expect to run well at. We're pretty excited about getting back closer to home as well."

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BOX SCORE: Date Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led 9/15/2017 Calistoga 4 2 2 4 4 4 18 0 9/16/2017 Calistoga 6 2 3 9 5 0

2017 STATS:

Events: 73

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 15

Top-5's: 39

Top-10's: 61

Heat Race Wins: 18

Dash Wins: 8

Average Time Trial: 7.0

Average A-main finish: 6.4

Total Laps Led: 337

*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.

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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.

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Plenty of Speed at Canadian Nationals!

(Bill W) September 19, 2017 – Running for Miles Hill, Sam Hafertepe Jr. won five of the six events he contested at the Canadian Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario last Friday and Saturday. He swept Friday’s “Night Before the Nationals” winning his heat and feature. Saturday’s finale started well with a quick time, and heat and Dash wins. The trouble was the one he didn’t win. The Sunnyvale, Texas native was dominant until a bleeder issue plagued him in Saturday’s finale where he finished third.

At Friday’s “Night Before the Nationals”, Sam started his heat seventh. “We were able to get a really good start and get to the front,” he says. “The car was really good, and I have Miles Hill to thank for that. He supplied the car, and without him, we wouldn’t have been able to compete up there.”

He started the 15-lap feature on the pole, and it took a while to get to the front. “We couldn’t really get to the top early enough,” says Sam. “We ended up in third there early on. We had a restart, and the leader ended up running over the top of the track. We ended up getting by the new leader, and we were able to get to the top. We weren’t as good as we could have been, but we were good enough to win. It gave us some good notes heading into Saturday.”

Saturday’s Canadian Nationals has a unique format. “When you qualify, you do it in a group and you get four laps,” says Sam. “Out of all the cars, we were able to set quick time overall. That put us starting fourth in the heat. You had to make the top three to make the show. They also use passing points. We were able to win the heat, so we ended up with the most passing points. That put us on the outside of the front row for the Dash.”

Sam would win the Dash going away and line up on the pole of the finale. “We made some changes for the feature,” he says. “We’d been struggling with a bleeder issue on the right rear all night long. We were trying to get it tuned in right, and we were never able to do that. Going out for the feature, it leaked down to five pounds of air. We had to scramble really quick to get air in the tire. Once we did that, it reset the bleeder, and it wasn’t bleeding off anymore. It didn’t hurt us on short runs, but on long green runs it hurt.”

The 2011 Canadian Nationals champion led early in the going, building an advantage. “They start 30 cars, and by lap 11 we had five lapped cars between us and second,” says Sam. “But that doesn’t do you any good with the format. We had a caution, and they do double-file restarts. So the lead you built goes away like that.”

Sam tried to hold on to the point, but ended up third. “We led until lap 29 (of 35), but the car kept fading on us,” he says. “I didn’t really know why until we got in and discovered we had nine pounds of air in the right rear. On a track like that, that’s way too much. It really wasn’t ideal for what we had going on. We ended up running third when we felt we should have won, but racing goes that way sometimes.”

Overall, he felt the weekend was a success. “We had a great weekend,” says Sam. “We really were dominant. We just didn’t win the big one. It was still good experience for us, and we were able to race with some good people. The whole deal was good. We have a lot of good friends up there too. We’re looking forward to Wheatland now this weekend.”

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Ian Madsen Records Pair of IRA Top-5’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking on the IRA series two more times over the last week, Ian Madsen would run well again as he finished second on Wednesday night in Joliet, IL before a fifth place finish on Friday night in Spencer, IA.

“We had another really good weekend that saw us pick up two more Top-Five finishes,” Ian Madsen said. “My guys continue to work hard, and this thing really is a pleasure to drive.”

Getting the night kicked off in a big way on Wednesday night, Ian Madsen was able to time the Logan Contractors Supply, Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring No. 18 entry in quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row in heat race competition, Madsen would pick up one position as he finished third and successfully transferred into the feature event at the Route 66 Dirt Track.

Pulling the two pill in the redraw, Madsen would take the green flag alongside IRA stand out, Bill Balog. When the green flag was displayed to the field, Madsen would actually fall back to third where he ran for the first handful of laps.

Getting back to second on the eighth lap, Madsen would flex his muscle as he chased after Balog but the caution flag seemed to waive each time he made a bid for the race lead. Getting one shot at the win, Madsen would attempt a big time move but Balog was able to answer the challenge and Madsen went on to finish in second.

Traveling to Spencer, IA on Friday night, Madsen would again time in well as he timed the Greenland Homes/Team Excavating/TammyHeckart.Com backed car in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials before running third in his heat race.

The redraw was not too kind to the St. Marys, NSW wheelman as the nine pill placed him in the fifth row on a extremely dry-slick racing surface. Taking rubber early in the race. Madsen was still able to show some speed outside of the rubber as he was able to methodically gain track position.

Working quickly, Madsen would get up to fifth before settling in and riding the rest of the night out.

“Friday night we had a good car, but the track didn’t really allow us to showcase it much,” Madsen added. “Looking forward to getting this thing to Eldora Speedway this weekend to race with the Outlaws and the All Stars.”

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-78, Wins-11, Top-5’s- 34, Top 10’s-53

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will visit Eldora Speedway for two nights of action this Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Fights Through Semi To Finish 13th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Competing at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night aboard the Tanner Carrick Racing No. 83T, Tanner Carrick would work his way from the ‘B’ Main to finish 13th during the track’s regular season finale.

“The track was pretty good, and we were able to move around in the feature after coming from the semi and battle with some good guys,” Tanner Carrick said.

Timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed machine in sixth quickest in qualifying time trials with 29 cars checked in the pit area, the Lincoln, CA driver would grid the field from the second row of his heat race.

Falling back a little in heat race competition, Carrick would finish in the sixth spot, which forced him into the nightly ‘B’ Main. Finishing second in the semi, Carrick would punch his ticket into the 25-lap feature event where he would take the green flag from the 11th starting position.

On an immaculately prepared Placerville Speedway racing surface, Carrick was able to battle hard with the likes of Mason Moore, and Keith Kunz teammate Ryan Robinson. Jumping up into the 10th spot when the race came to life, Carrick would hook up in a tight battle that would see him fall back as far as 15th at one point, as cars raced wheel to wheel in a tight pack.

Continuing to make laps and get comfortable on the tricky ¼ mile speedway, Carrick never flinched as he continued to focus on hitting his marks as he went wheel-to-wheel with some Placerville veterans.

As the laps continued to click off, Carrick would find himself back up in front of the pack that he raced in for a few laps as we would surge back up to 12th in the closing laps, and when the checkered flag flew on the 25-lapper he would come home with a 13th place finish.

“There was some good battling that went on in the feature event, and it was good for us to be in there mixing it up,” Carrick said. “Thanks to everyone that continues to help our race team out.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, and Timberworks Construction for their support.

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will get back to Placerville Speedway on Thursday night as he will shed the wings and take part in a non-wing event at the speedway before running Eldora Speedway on Saturday night back aboard a Keith Kunz Motorsports midget.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

Brian Brown – Pennsylvania Weekend Sweep!

(Bill W) September 19, 2017 – It was a weekend of first for Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team as they picked up two wins. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver picked up his first ever wins in Pennsylvania and his first two with the All Star Circuit of Champions. Both came on tracks that Brian has never raced on. It started Saturday at the Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove Speedway and continued Sunday at Bedford Speedway. Three races are planned in PA this weekend including Susquehanna Speedway near Newberrytown Thursday, Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg Friday and the $20,000 to win “Dirt Classic” at Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown Saturday.

I know the Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove was a special race for your team.

Our engine builder, Charlie Garrett built engines for Jim Nace and they were good friends. We came in saying if we could win one, it would be this one. We had some high expectations going in, not only for us, but for Charlie.

Things started well as you posted quick time in your group and second overall.

That was good. We were one of the quickest hot-lapping, and Trey (Starks) picked up a little bit more than we did and we ended up second quick.

That helped get you into the Dash.

We were in a good spot being in the top two qualifiers. We were able to maintain and run fourth in the heat. We got a good draw (one the pole) for the Dash, and we made a few minor adjustments. Once we got in clean air, it changed everything and we had a rocket ship. Anytime you can set a four-lap track record, it’s cool. We were able to do that two weeks in a row out here.

You started outside row one, but the feature became a bit of an endurance race.

We were able to get the lead there. We had a red and the fog rolled in. We rode around there for six or ten laps until it lifted. It was still pretty foggy when we got going. We had some more yellows and reds. I felt like we got through traffic pretty well. I made a few minor mistakes, but it was a pretty clean race. To win that was really special for our team and Charlie Garrett. It was a pretty cool night.

At Bedford Sunday, you again timed in second quick overall.

It was kind of the same scenario exactly on Sunday. We were quickest hot-lapping and then Trey was a tick better in qualifying. We ran fourth in the heat again and drew a good number for the Dash and won that.

This time you started on the pole. What were your thoughts heading in?

Bedford is a big, wide, slick half-mile. You can watch videos, but you don’t know the characteristics of the track until you get there. I had to move around and hit my marks. Caleb (Helms) wasn’t going away. He stayed right there with us. He was running a different line than we are, and I’m not so sure it wasn’t a better one than we were.

Still, you were able to hold on.

We were able to get the win. We hadn’t won with the All Stars, and now we have two in one weekend. I’m just proud of Chad, Michael, Jordan and my Dad who are all out here helping. It’s been a very cool trip so far. It’s not an easy task to come out here for a month. You need great supporters and the partners that we have to do it. It’s also good to be out here and talk with Charlie Garrett about some things. He’s the best engine builder in the country. Running well out here is an added bonus.

This will be a busy week again for you.

The only track I’ve seen that we’re running this weekend is Williams Grove. Susquehanna is a pretty decent size track. I’m really looking forward to the Dirt Classic at Lincoln. Jared Adams and Phil Durst and their whole family have done a good job of promoting the event. It’s a big $20,000 to win show and I’m sure it’s going to be packed with cars and fans.

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After blowing an engine in his heat race, Brian stormed back at the Lucas Oil Speedway on June 18, 2011. Coming from twelfth in the B main to run second, he would start the main event 18th and charge through the field. A lap 23 pass of Brad Loyet sealed the win for Brian ahead of Loyet, Randy Martin, Jonathan Cornell and Evan Martin.

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,900 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 4th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution.

Marketing Partner of the Week – Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com

Brian says – “David and Julie Goodson have a great family there. They also make sure our trailer looks great with the graphics they provide. We’re proud to represent them.”

The goal at Impact Sign and Lighting is to make selecting the right sign and lighting for your business a simple process for you. Impact can design, create, and install virtually any type of sign on awnings, poles, buildings and much more including racecars, of course! They will work with you from conception to completion and make sure you are completely satisfied. We'll give you personalized service, expert consultation, quick turnarounds, and reasonable pricing. Impact Sign and Lighting are responsible for the graphics on the Brian Brown Racing #21. Visit them on the web at www.Impact4800.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Red Devil Brakes

Brian says – “The braking system is one of the most important parts on the car. Red Devil and Ultralight have not only the strongest, but the lightest brakes out there. It’s the only caliper I will use. I’ve used others, and there is a night and day difference.”

Investment Cast Ceramic Coated 8740 Chromoly and Titanium 6-4 Racing Brake Rotors are the strongest Brake Rotors in the world. Having high tensile strength in the 140,000 to 160,000 range makes them almost 4 times the strength of the best racing cast iron rotors on the market. They are almost half the weight and have 25 % more continuous stopping power. Learn more at www.RedDevilBrakes.com!

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Wormall Civil, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps/ impact4800.com, Champion Brands, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, MSD ignition, MC Power, Housby, Searsboro Telephone Company, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines, and Fortress Wealth Management for all their support!

 

 

Colby Copeland Builds Momentum for Nor-Cal Posse Shootout with Fourth Place Finish at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting one more night of racing in at Placerville Speedway before this weekend’s Nor-Cal Posse Shootout at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds facility, Colby Copeland continued to show speed at the ¼ mile as he recorded a fourth place finish.

“We have been pretty good at Placerville Speedway the last two times we have ran there, and I think we learned a little something in the feature event on Saturday night,” Copeland said. “It is a big race week for our team, and I am very much looking forward to the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout.”

Timing the Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes No. x1jr machine in fourth quickest in qualifying time trials amongst the 29 cars that were checked into the pit area, the Roseville, CA driver would work from fourth to second in his heat race and make himself eligible for the top-eight redraw.

With a little bit of luck on his side, Copeland will find himself with the three-pill, meaning he would take the green flag for the 25-lap affair from the third starting position.

On a very racy Placerville Speedway, Copeland would jump into the third spot on the race’s opening lap but would find himself back in fourth on the next lap. Continuing to run fourth, Copeland would lose a position on lap 10 as he found himself in the fifth spot.

Getting back to fourth on the 12th circuit with a driver slowing in front of him, Copeland would begin to battle with Sean Becker as they jockeyed for third. Going back and fourth for five laps, Copeland couldn’t keep Becker at bay as he would fall back to fourth where he would go on to finish.

“We were just lacking a little speed in the feature, but we were still really good,” Copeland said. “This team is feeling really confident at Placerville Speedway and we are ready for this weekend’s two night race.”

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 be back in action at Placerville Speedway this Friday and Saturday night for the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout.

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.

 

 

Tony Gualda Sixth at Placerville Speedway Regular Season Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the curtain coming down on the Placerville Speedway weekly point season, Tony Gualda and the C&M Motorsports team ran well as the Hollister, CA driver worked his way forward to finish sixth.

“We didn’t get timed in too well, and that kind of put us back in the feature event,” Tony Gualda said. “Luckily, the RMI team did a great job on the surface, and Cody and Darin gave me a great car and we were able to put together a really good run.”

Timing the PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness/Pacific Highway Rentals backed No. 7c machine in 16th fastest in qualifying time trials, Gualda would line up on the front row of his heat race.

Getting pinched down on the bottom of the speedway when the heat came to life, Gualda admitted to not being aggressive enough on the start and he slipped back to third. Finishing third, Gulada would transfer directly into the 25-lap feature event but would start deep in the field as he relied on his qualifying time.

Gridding the field from the 16th starting position, Gualda was able to move around on a race Placerville Speedway surface. Working into the 14th position on the fifth lap, Gualda continued a big run he had as he took the 12th spot one lap later.

Continuing to race his way through the field, Gualda would surge up to 11th on the eighth lap but dropped back to 12th a lap later.

As the laps clicked off, the Moorefield Construction/PT Shocks/51 Fifty Energy Drink machine got stronger. Jumped up to ninth on a restart, Gualda continued on as he moved into seventh on the 14th lap.

Moving into the top-five on the 20th lap, Gualda would hook up in a very entertaining battle with Greg DeCaires. Going back and forth with the veteran driver, Gualda would come up a little short on their battle as he took the checkered with a sixth place finish.

“At the end of the race we got to battling with Greg DeCaires which was really fun,” Gualda noted. “I think we found something there that will help us with the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout this weekend, and we are all really looking forward to that.”

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 will venture back to Placerville Speedway on Friday and Saturday night for the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-33, Wins-0, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-16.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tony Gualda on Twitter by following along @TonyGualda99.

 

 

Rough Runs at Calistoga Speedway for Paul McMahan and Destiny Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: In what was his final weekend as the fulltime driver of the Destiny Motorsports No. 4, Paul McMahan and team had a tough go at Calistoga Speedway as they struggled to find grip on the ½ mile.

“It was a tough weekend for everyone,” Paul McMahan said. “We made the announcement that the team would change after Calistoga Speedway, and then race wise we just couldn’t seem to do anything right. The boys worked hard an threw everything at it, so we have some work to do when we get home this week.”

Friday night, McMahan would get things kicked off by timing the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Champion Brand Lubricants machine in 15th quickest in qualifying time trials.

Going from fifth to fourth in his heat race, the Elk Grove, CA native turned Nashville, TN resident would punch his ticket into the feature event where he would take the green flag from the 12th starting position.

On the slick ½ mile speedway, McMahan would battle with the likes of California standouts DJ Netto and Cory Eliason as the fought tooth and nail to get inside the Top-10.

When the checkered flag flew on the 25-lapper, McMahan would end his night with a 13th place finish.

Saturday night got off to a bit of a tough start as rear end issues in time trials would see McMahan and company time in 17th quickest. On a fast surface in heat race action, McMahan would falter a little as he would slip back to finish seventh and be forced into the LCS.

Racing his way to a second place finish in the semi, McMahan would transfer into the feature where he would take the green flag from the 20th starting position. Making wholesale changes to the Destiny Motorsports machine before the feature, McMahan couldn’t make anything happen in the feature and ultimately pulled off early and would be credited with a 24th place finish.

“It was just a tough weekend for us,” McMahan said. “The guys worked hard, and I have to thank them for that. With it marking my last time driving for Rick and Barb Rogers, I really want to thank them again for everything. My new position with the team will be a little different but hopefully we can work together with Parker Price-Miller and get this thing going.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, FK Indy, HRP, KPC, 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, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-80, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-23.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports will be back in action Friday night at Eldora Speedway and on Saturday night at Lernerville Speedway with Parker Price-Miller behind the wheel.

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 Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

 

 

Up and Down Weekend at Calistoga Speedway for Cory Eliason

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking on the World of Outlaws one final time in 2017, Cory Eliason and Antaya Motorsports would have an up and down weekend at Calistoga Speedway.

“Friday night we just couldn’t get going in the feature event, and on Saturday night we really came alive at the end of the B, and had a good run going in the feature,” Cory Eliason said. “Unfortunately a fuel line started to leak and it forced me to pull off.”

Attacking the ½ mile speedway on Friday night, Eliason would time the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association/Fuel Curve/Fire Protection Management machine in 21st quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up seventh in his heat race, the Kingsburg, CA driver had his elbows up and took care of business as he advanced to the fifth spot at the finish line which transferred him directly into the 25-lap feature event.

Watching the track as the night went on, Eliason would take the green flag from the 15th starting spot. Running in the 15th spot for much of the race, Eliason would slow on the 14th lap and make a quick stop in the work area.

Able to rejoin the field from the tail end of the lead lap cars, Eliason would pick up a few spots in the final 10-laps as he raced his way back to a 15th place finish.

Back at it on Saturday night, the King of the West Championship contender would get off to a rough start as he would time in 25th quickest and find himself in an early hole.

With the track surface still fast in heat races, Eliason would pick up a couple of positions after lining up ninth but a seventh place finish would not be good enough to get him into the feature and he would be forced into the Last Chance Showdown.

Taking the green flag from the seventh starting position in the LCS, Eliason would come alive at the end of the race as he raced his way to a fifth place finish and punched his ticket into the 30-lap finale.

Lining up 23rd in the feature event, Eliason continued to run well in the feature event, as he was able to make headway on the slick ½ mile. Racing his way through the field, Eliason would get up to the 13th spot before he would starting getting sprayed with fuel as his night would come to a close on the 25th lap.

“The guys continued to work really hard, and we got it pretty good in the B and in the A on Saturday night,” Eliason added. “ We may have been able to fight for a Top-10 late in the race, but it wasn’t meant to be. Big thanks to everyone that continues to work on this thing, and to everyone that supports us in some way.”

Antaya Motorsports would like to thank Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, Fuel Curve, Fire Protection Management, Inc., TW Performance, Kaeding Performance, Cardinal Paint and Powder, Tool World, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, and Shiro’s Collision Center for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 24, Wins: 3, Top 5’s: 12, Top 10’s: 16

ON TAP: Cory Eliason and the Antaya Motorsports team will be off for a couple of weeks before returning to action on October 6th in Watsonville, CA.

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/.

 

 

Steven Tiner Claims First Career Placerville Speedway Track Championship

PETERSEN MEDIA: Steven Tiner made his mark in the Placerville Speedway history book Saturday night as he added his name to an impressive list of Tack Champions as the Visalia, CA wheelman clinched his first career Placerville Speedway track championship during Saturday night’s regular season finale.

“To add my name to the impressive list of Placerville Speedway champions is pretty cool,” Steven Tiner said. “I really hardly ever chase points, but we got going at Placerville this year and started running really well and ended up having a fun point battle with Greg DeCaries.”

Looking to put the title away early in the night, Tiner was able to do just that as he timed the Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Fisher Racing Engines No. 94 in second quickest in time trials.

Tiner would successfully wrap the track title up during heat race action as his third place finish locked him into the feature event and made him the 2017 Placerville Speedway Track Champion.

Pulling the five pill in the redraw, Tiner went into the feature event focused on the race with the point battle being settled. On the racy Placerville Speedway, Tiner got off to a good start as he was able to make a couple of early moves to race into the third spot.

Patiently chasing after Michael Kofoid and Justyn Cox as he waited for his fuel load to burn off, bad luck would strike Tiner on the 11th lap as he would cut a left rear tire and bring his machine to a stop.

Making repairs in the work area, Tiner would rejoin the field from the tail where he would pick up a couple of spots and take the checkered flag with a 15th place finish.

“After we got the flat I just took it easy the last half of the race,” Tiner said. “It got a little tense the last couple of points races, and I am glad it is all over now and we can just focus on racing during the last couple months of the season. I have to thank my family, as well as everyone that supports this race team. This is really special to me.”

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-34, Wins-3, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-22

ON TAP: Tiner will return to Placerville Speedway on Friday and Saturday night for the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout.

 

 

Brad Loyet – Seventh Win of Season Comes at Farmington!

(Bill W) September 19, 2017 – Brad Loyet teamed up with the Joe and Jodie Messick #12x team for another win at St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington, Missouri. The team celebrated their second win together on Saturday. For Brad, it was his seventh win in 2017 and his fourth in Farmington. This week, he’ll be back aboard the Vacuworx Global #o5 at the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri. On Sunday, the team will travel to LaSalle Speedway in Illinois for the Bill Waite Jr. Memorial with the IRA and MOWA series.

This started Saturday with a heat win for the Sunset Hills, Missouri driver. “We had an issue with an oil leak in hot laps,” says Brad. “We were able to cinch that up and then start on the pole of the heat. We were able to take off and win that, so we felt good at that point.”

Brad started third in the Dash. “We were running third there, and I tried to make a move,” he says. “We lost a spot there, and ended up falling back to fourth.”

That put him outside row two for the main event. “We got to third quickly,” says Brad. “(Joey) Montgomery and (Robbie) Standridge were side by side, battling for the lead. One of them was on the bottom, and the other was on the top. Finally, I was able to sneak by Standridge.”

Brad had one more spot to get. “We were able to run Joey down there in lapped traffic,” he says. “Going into three and four, he committed to the top behind some lapped cars. I showed my nose and he made a lane change to the bottom. I had almost gotten by him, and he caught my right rear with his left front and spun out. From there, we kind of inherited the lead and went on to win with no problems.”

That made him two for two with the Reddick team. “I’d really like to thank Joe and Jodie Reddick for the opportunity to drive their car again,” says Brad. “Pat O’Hare is a great help as well. They have a great team. I’m looking forward to teaming up with them again in the future.”

Brad is excited about the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial that will run from Thursday through Saturday. “We were able to win it there a couple of years ago,” he says. “That was a huge win for us. We haven’t run as much 360 stuff this year as the past, but we’ll have confidence going there. We’re also looking forward to Sunday’s race at LaSalle.”

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

 

 

St. Francois County Raceway

Hello race fans! This is your September 16th Race Recap for St. Francois County Raceway. This recap is brought to you by Belgrade State Bank. This night was an important one because it was the final points night.There were 21 Sprint Cars in attendance divided into three heat races. The first heat race had seven cars take the green flag with Brad Loyet taking the win in the number 12x car. Second place went to the 87 car with Kent Buckley behind the wheel while Adam Parmley finished in third place in the QQ car.
Heat race number two had seven cars scheduled to start but only six took the green flag. Crossing the finish line in first was the 35 car driven by Joey Montgomery. Finishing in second place was Robbie Standridge in the 57 car with Joey Boyd finishing in third place in the 67 car.
The third heat race had seven cars take the green flag with Jason Keith finishing out front in the 28 car. Second place went to the 8s car of Steve Short with Kory Bales crossing the finish line in third place in the number 5 car.
The Sprint Car Dash was a six car six lap race with Kent Buckley taking the win and getting the front row pole in the 87 car. Second place went to Joey Montgomery in the 35 car with Robbie Standridge finishing in third place in the number 57 car.
The main event was a 25 lap race filled with excitement. Taking the win was the 12x car driven by Brad Loyet with Kent Buckley finishing in second place in the 87 car. Crossing the finish line in third place was the 88 car of Jeff Wurst. Jimmy Bridgeman finishing in fourth place in the 14t car which was enough to earn the Hard Charger Award for starting 20th and passing 16 cars. Crossing the finish line in fifth place was the 57 car of Robbie Standridge.

 

Art McCarthy #19 won his third Winged 360 Sprint Car Main Event in the last four races at Antioch Speedway and continues to close in on the point lead. Photo by Paul Gould

McCarthy Wins Third Sprint Car Feature At Antioch Speedway

By Don Martin II

Antioch, CA...September 16...Art McCarthy continued to close in on the All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car point lead with his third 20 lap Main Event win Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. McCarthy has been playing catch up in the point battle since mechanical problems kept him from starting the season opening Main Event, and his latest win moved him to within nine points of the lead. McCarthy's latest win came after he took the lead from Petaluma star David Lindt II on lap ten.

Justin Henry won the first eight lap heat race ahead of "Rookie Of The Year" hopeful Jacob Tuttle. Jake Haulot won the second heat in front of Mike Monahan. Lindt set the early Main Event pace, and McCarthy moved past David Dias for second on lap two. McCarthy made a Turn 4 pass on Lindt to take the lead on lap 10, and Marysville star Peter Paulson took second on lap 13. Title contender Burt Foland Jr. crashed with Jason Paniagua in Turn 4 for a lap 14 caution flag. Incoming point leader Marissa Polizzi retired with motor problems on lap 14, and Foland was also out of the race. McCarthy continued to lead Paulson and Lindt on the restart. Haulot and Monahan had a good battle going for fourth. McCarthy never got too far ahead of Paulson, but he drove a great race for the important point gaining victory. Paulson settled for a close second ahead of Lindt. Monahan won his battle with Haulot for fourth. Henry and Tuttle rounded out the Top 7 and the lead lap finishers in the 13 car field.

This Saturday wraps up the 2017 season, and Polizzi is clingung to a nine point lead over McCarthy. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.

Race Results Winged 360 Sprint Cars Heat 1-Justin Henry, Jacob Tuttle, Jason Paniagua. Heat 2-Jake Haulot, Mike Monahan, Peter Paulson. Main Event-Art McCarthy, Peter Paulson, David Lindt II, Mike Monahan, Jake Haulot, Justin Henry, Jacob Tuttle, David Dias, Tim Burcher, Marissa Polizzi, Burt Foland Jr., Jason Paniagua, Steve Jaquith.

Point Standings All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars Marissa Polizzi 394 Art McCarthy 385 Burt Foland Jr. 364 Jacob Tuttle 258 Jenna Frazier 205 Aaron Miller 203 Jason Paniagua 196 David Dias 166 Kyle Offill 150 David Lindt II 144

Antioch Speedway All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car Schedule

September 23

Past Champions 1998-Gary Geving 2007-Art McCarthy 2010-Craig Smith 2013-Chris Magoon 2014-Chris Magoon 2015-Shawn Arriaga 2016-Billy Aton

Recent Feature Winners September 16, 2017: Art McCarthy September 9, 2017: Art McCarthy August 26, 2017: David Lindt II August 19, 2017: Art McCarthy June 24, 2017: Colby Wiesz June 17, 2017: Jonathan Allard June 10, 2017: Dustin Golobic May 13, 2017: Kyle Offill May 6, 2017: Tyler Seavey April 22, 2017: Kyle Offill April 1, 2017: Cory Eliason September 31, 2016: Billy Aton September 17, 2016: Colby Johnson September 10, 2016: Matt Barber August 27, 2016; Billy Aton August 20, 2016: Riley Matson August 13, 2016: Art McCarthy August 6, 2016: Seth Nunes July 30, 2016: Art McCarthy July 16, 2016: Brayden McMahan June 25, 2016: Kaleb Montgomery June 18, 2016: Bobby McMahan June 4, 2016: Shawn Conde May 21, 2016: Koen Shaw April 23, 2016: Billy Aton April 2, 2016: Art McCarthy August 29, 2015: Art McCarthy August 8, 2015: Shawn Arriaga July 11, 2015: Jake Haulot June 20, 2915: Austin Liggett June 6, 2015: Shawn Arriaga

 

 

Michael rebounds at Bedford; Eldora Speedway Four Crown Nationals Next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, OH (September 18, 2017) - After a frustrating start to his weekend, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael made the most of his Central Pennsylvania visit with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and finished 16th at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Sunday, September 17. Michael started 18th on the feature grid, qualifying for the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win , Harvest Dirt Classic main event by finishing second during the evening’s B-main; the final PA appearance for Michael in 2017.

Michael was forced to race the consolation B-main at Bedford after nearly making contact with another competitor during heat race action, ultimately shuffled to the back of the running order. The second year, All Star traveler did not qualify for main event action at Selinsgrove Speedway one night prior.

“Pennsylvania is a tough place to race. We still have a lot to figure out. Things went better on Sunday, so I’m proud that we were able to rebound and earn a solid finish,” Michael explained, pilot of the Michael Motorsports/Hinchman Suits/Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde/Crown Battery/No. 8M. “We don’t have much of a schedule remaining, so the plan is to keep building off of our results and hopefully end the year on a solid note.”

T.J. Michael will continue his sophomore season on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign trail with a visit to the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Saturday, September 23. The World’s Greatest Dirt Track will host the 36th Annual Four Crown Nationals during the upcoming weekend featuring not only the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, but also all three national USAC divisions, as well as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The World of Outlaws will kick off action at Eldora Speedway on Friday, September 22, followed by the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars, USAC National Midgets, USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series, and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday, September 23.

“To be a part of an historic event like the Four Crown Nationals is really exciting,” Michael said. “Eldora Speedway is iconic. I wish we had an opportunity to race there more often. I am definitely excited to get back there.”

T.J. Michael will enter the weekend seventh in the Arctic Cat All Star championship standings.

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: 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.

 

 

Zearfoss second in Jim Nace Memorial National Open at Selinsgrove; Central Pennsylvania triple-header next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (September 18, 2017) - One week after his podium run during the 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss returned to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, extending his hot streak with a podium run at the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.

Zearfoss, 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, finished second during the 35th Annual Jim Nace Memorial/National Open at the Selinsgrove half-mile, his third top-five finish of the season against “America’s Series” in seven main event starts.

Also during the recent weekend, the “Jonestown Jet” finished eighth at Williams Grove Speedway for car owner, Aaron Long. It was Zearfoss’ seventh top-ten finish of 2017 at the famed paperclip.

“This was another great weekend for our teams. The level of success we have been experiencing is almost overwhelming. It keeps us hungry and definitely motivated,” Brock Zearfoss explained. “We still have a lot of racing left including three events this weekend. I really don’t want to see this season end.”

Brock Zearfoss will continue his 2017 campaign with a trio of events in Central Pennsylvania; Thursday Night Thunder at Susquehanna Speedway on Thursday, September 21; World of Outlaws Tune-up at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 22; and the Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, September 23. The 4th Annual Dirt Classic at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway will highlight Zearfoss’ weekend in the Keystone State. The $20,000-to-win showcase will feature the best-of-the-best of Central Pennsylvania, as well as a long, talented list of national invaders such as Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen and Tim Kaeding.

“We are definitely ready for it,” Zearfoss said about the Dirt Classic. “This event is going to keep growing and growing and growing. I’m excited for the opportunity to be a part of it. Our confidence has been through the roof the last few months. We are going to keep doing what we’ve been doing and try to get ourselves up front on Saturday night.”

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.

2017 Brock Zearfoss Racing merchandise, as well as 2017 AL 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.

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.

 

 

Armstrong scores top-ten at Bedford; Eldora Speedway visit next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NEW CASTLE, IN (September 18, 2017) - Caleb Armstrong experienced highs and lows during his recent weekend of competition, ultimately rebounding after a crash on Saturday night during the Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove Speedway to finish inside the top-ten at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Sunday, September 17. For Armstrong, the top-ten finish was his 17th of the 2017 season, advancing from tenth to finish eighth, officially, during the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win, inaugural Harvest Dirt Classic.

The New Castle, Indiana, native qualified for the final Arctic Cat All Star event in the state of Pennsylvania by finishing third during his respective heat race.

“It was a wild weekend, for sure. It sucked getting involved in that crash on Saturday at Selinsgrove, but we were able to rebuild and rebound, and that’s what’s most important,” Armstrong said, pilot of the Baker Crop Insurance/Neal Metal Recycling/Armstrong Farms/No. 7C. “We don’t have much left on our schedule this year. I would like to stretch our top-ten count to 20 and maintain a podium spot within the championship.”

Caleb Armstrong will continue his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign with a visit to the World’s Greatest Dirt Track - the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Saturday, September 23. The 36th Annual Four Crown Nationals will be the main attraction at The Big E, welcoming not only Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, but also all three national USAC divisions; a “must see” for any open wheel enthusiast.

Armstrong will enter the weekend third in the Arctic Cat All Star championship 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.

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.

 

 

Scelzi Qualifies Well and Earns Best-Ever World of Outlaws Result at Calistoga

Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2017) - The biggest thing Dominic Scelzi will take away from the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown last weekend at Calistoga Speedway was his consistent qualifying effort.

Scelzi and his Roth Motorsports backed, family owned team qualified in the top eight both nights to give them four straight World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races with a top-10 qualifying time.

"It was cool to time in well at a half mile," he said. "The thing we'll take the most from the weekend is that we had a good qualifying effort both nights. It's very important. I think we've raced very well on quarter miles to 3/8-mile tracks. We don't race on half miles like Calistoga very often and I think we've shown improvement there as well."

Scelzi kicked off the weekend on Friday when he qualified eighth quickest. He then placed fifth in a heat race before closing the night with a 17 th-place result in the main event. Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/P-buzUmpCVY.

"It seemed like whatever move I made was the wrong move," he said. "It was a struggle, but it's important to learn from those nights and make adjustments. I think we did that for Saturday."

Scelzi improved his result every time he was on the track on Saturday beginning with qualifying when he timed in fifth quickest. Scelzi then ended third in a heat race to miss the dash by only one position. That lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the A Main.

"We ran around 10th for a little bit," he said. "We had a restart about halfway through. I didn't get a great start and the guy behind me was by me before we went green. That put me in the middle and moved me back a few spots."

Scelzi finished with a 13th-place finish, which marked his best-ever World of Outlaws result at the track. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/IS8idsuhuDk.

"We didn't get the feature finishes we wanted either night, but I'm happy with our qualifying and with what we learned during the weekend," he said. "It will help us moving forward."

Scelzi will return to action this Friday and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 15 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 17 (14).

Sept. 16 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 13 (8).

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 13 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

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"Whipple Superchargers are known worldwide for their business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. He loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

Scelzi would also like to thank Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., 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.

 

 

Sides Making Long Journey From California to Ohio Between WoO Races

Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2017) - Jason Sides is currently cruising across the freeway during the toughest travel week of the season.

Sides will drive more than 2,500 miles from last weekend's Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga Speedway to the next World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event - this Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio.

"I'm going to make a detour to stop at home real quick," the Bartlett, Tenn., resident said. "This is always a long week."

Sides opened last weekend's doubleheader at Calistoga Speedway by qualifying sixth quickest on Friday. He then won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That locked him into the third starting position in the dash.

"We got a good start and were challenging Rico (Abreu) for second, but then all of a sudden it got really loose," he said. "I moved around trying to find where I should be running on the track. When I came in the left rear tire shrunk two inches."

Sides finished sixth in the dash before he ended 14th in the main event after his race car lost several inches of stagger.

"I'm not sure why we're having this problem," he said. "They tires shrunk together, but then the frame rail starts dragging and it really messes with your car."

Sides returned to the half-mile oval on Saturday. He timed in 10 th quickest before advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race to start the main event seventh.

"They reworked the track, which was good," he said. "The bottom stayed pretty good for a little bit. It seemed like the bottom was there for six or eight laps and then it went gut slick so everybody moved to the top. On the restarts is when I'd lose spots when people would do a super slider. We ran eighth for the longest time. The last couple of laps I went through the middle to protect and lost momentum. Shane (Stewart) got by, (Jamie) Veal got by and then Greg Wilson went by on the bottom so I lost three positions trying to protect."

Sides capped the night with an 11th-place result.

This weekend's schedule includes Friday's BeFour the Crowns Showdown at Eldora Speedway and a Saturday race at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Commonwealth Clash with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 15 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 6 (3); Feature: 14 (6).

Sept. 16 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 11 (7).

SEASON STATS -

72 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 23 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 58 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown and Saturday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Commonwealth Clash 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 - Jim Schuhknecht

"Jim started helping out a couple of years ago," Sides said. "He's a really good guy and has helped me when I've needed it the most."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, Clean Seal, Inc., VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, R.E. Enterprises, 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.

 

 

Starks Charges to Top Five at Selinsgrove and Sets New Track Record at Bedford With All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Sept. 18, 2017) - Trey Starks had a fast, fast race car last weekend.

Unfortunately, the Gobrecht Motorsports team didn't have any luck during an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader in Central Pennsylvania.

"In my opinion we were one of if not the fastest car at the track both nights," Starks said. "You can be the fastest car and not win the race. You have to have everything go together. We didn't have any of the luck part."

Starks kicked off the weekend on Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove by setting quick time during qualifying. He then advanced from fourth to second place midway through a heat race before the right front spindle broke, resulting in a DNF.

"That could have been a lot worse," he said. "We could have had a junked race car. We got it fixed for the B Main and won that."

Had Starks transferred through the heat race he would have made the dash, but the DNF relegated him to the B Main. He won that race to lock into the 21st starting position for the main event.

"We got ready for the A Main knowing we'd be in the back and it'd be tougher to pass," he said. "We were really, really good. We kept passing cars and got to the point where we ran out of laps. It seemed like we were passing cars so fast that every caution put some of those cars back in front of us. It was a really fun race though. It's a shame we didn't get to start near the front."

Starks maneuvered from 21st to a fifth-place finish, which earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Bedford Speedway, where Starks established a new track record during qualifying for the first time in his career.

"Track records are really hard to come by, especially out here in Pennsylvania," he said. "It was cool to get the track record. I don't think I've set any others."

He then advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race and from seventh to fourth place in the dash to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"We were off to a really good start in the feature," he said. "We got right into third and picked up second about five laps in. We were hunting down Brian Brown for the lead. We had a good shot to get the lead and win the thing, but around Lap 10 we had a mechanical problem. It was a tough pill to swallow."

Starks was running second when the mechanical problem relegated him to a DNF. He was credited with a 23rd-place result.

Starks and the Gobrecht Motorsports team have a tripleheader on tap this weekend with races on Thursday at Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa.; Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Dirt Classic.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 16 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: DNF (4); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (21).

Sept. 17 - Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 4 (7); Feature: 23 (4).

SEASON STATS -

54 races, 2 wins, 14 top fives, 20 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 44 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa.; Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Dirt Classic

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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"Textron Off Road has supported Scott Gobrecht and his business for a long time," Starks said. "We all appreciate their support of our team as well as racing in general."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Champion Brands, Starks Timber Processing, Golf Cart Services, ServiceMaster Clean, J&J Auto Racing, Fibreworks Composites, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, 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.

 

 

Wheatley Nets World of Outlaws Hard Charger Award at Calistoga

Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2017) - Austen Wheatley capped last weekend's Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga Speedway by earning the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show.

"We hadn't raced on a half-mile track in our family car for two years or so," he said. "We had a lot to gain on it, which I think we did throughout the weekend."

The doubleheader began on Friday when Wheatley qualified third quickest.

"We had really good single-car speed, but racing-wise when the pace slows down we seemed to struggle," he said. "We had a lot to gain in that aspect."

Wheatley started on the pole of his heat race, but faded to a seventh-place finish.

"I watched the heat before me and Brad Sweet started on the pole," he said. "He slid himself like you do at Knoxville and it worked. I did the same thing and came out of turn two in fourth. People pounce on you when you mess up on the exit of a corner. I was sixth coming back to finish one lap."

Wheatley then won the Last Chance Showdown, which transferred him into the 19th starting position for the main event.

"I just couldn't get ahold of anything," he said. "I felt like I was on ice the whole time."

Wheatley, who ended 19th, said the team made wholesale changes prior to and throughout Saturday's event. The adjustments worked as he qualified 14th quickest, placed eighth in a heat race and finished fourth in the Last Chance Showdown to lock into the 22 nd starting position for the main event.

"It went pretty good," he said. "I probably had 22 good laps and eight ones I could improve on. For the most part the car was better and I did a decent job as we worked our way through there."

Wheatley advanced from 22nd to a 14th-place finish to garner the Hard Charger Award and create some momentum during his final World of Outlaws start of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 15 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 7 (1); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 19 (19).

Sept. 16 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 8 (5); B Main: 4 (2); Feature: 14 (22).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

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.

 

 

Hendricks Sees Two Promising Runs Halted by Uncontrollable Circumstances

Inside Line Promotions - CANEY, Kan. (Sept. 18, 2017) - A fast car was thwarted by circumstances beyond Zane Hendricks's control last weekend, resulting in a pair of DNFs in POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series competition.

"We were really fast both nights," he said. "We just had some tough luck."

The weekend began on Friday night at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., where he drew the pole position for his heat race.

"The track was really slick and I got in a little hot in the first corner and got passed by the eventual first and second-place cars," he said. "I got back to the bottom and stayed there and finished third."

Hendricks started 12th in the feature and charged through the field, working his way to fourth and challenging for third when mechanical problems struck.

"With about 10 laps left I lost all my brakes," he said. "The rotor came completely off and was hanging on the axle. Then we had a red with about five laps to go. When they pushed me off the throttle stuck open and I had to shut it down, which ended our night. It was pretty disappointing since I felt we could have easily had a podium finish."

Hendricks was credited with a 13th-place finish.

The team ventured to Caney Valley Speedway on Saturday. Unfortunately, heavy rain just after they arrived at the track delayed the evening's program.

"The track was really heavy all night long from the rain," he said. "I started on the pole in the heat, but the car pushed a bit going into the first turn. I had a good run coming off of turn four, but I pulled a wheelie and had to completely get out of the gas and ended up third."

His heat race finish placed Hendricks in the ninth starting spot for the night's main event.

"I got a good start and was up to fifth coming out of turn two when the yellow came on for some cars that piled up," he said. "On the second start, four or five cars were right in front of me and one of them just rolled down the track and tore my front end completely up. Our night ended without being able to make a lap in the feature.

"It was a frustrating weekend, but at least we had a fast car."

Hendricks, who was scored 14th, will take this weekend off before returning to action Sept. 29-30 at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill., for the Knepper and Meents Memorial Races with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 15 - Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 13 (12).

Sept 16 - Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan. - Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 14 (9).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 29-30 at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill., for the Knepper and Meents Memorial Races with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneHendricks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hendricks_zane

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

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"We're excited to have CK Power join us this year," Hendricks said. "We hope that we can build a good partnership with them that will continue in the years to come."

Hendricks would also like to thank Vacuworx, 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.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Posts Podium Finish During 410 Debut With BDS Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - JEFFERSON, S.D. (Sept. 18, 2017) - Giovanni Scelzi had a strong outing during his 410ci winged sprint car debut with BDS Motorsports last Friday.

"We've had a lot of success together in 360 action this year so it was great to carry that over into our first 410 race together," Scelzi said. "I thought it went really well, especially with it being my first time at that track."

Scelzi did double duty that night at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, where he qualified second quickest to open the IRA Sprint Car Series portion of the show. He then advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race to lock into the feature redraw, in which Scelzi pulled the No. 5 to start the main event fifth.

"It was an awesome facility and race track," he said. "Early in the feature the track started to take rubber, but wasn't that abrasive. I rode in fourth for a while. Me and Lynton Jeffrey raced for third most of the race. I got him right at the line. There were a lot of really good guys so it was great to run that well, especially with it being my first time there."

Scelzi's third-place result was his 18th top five of the season.

He also competed in a 360ci winged sprint car that evening. Scelzi won a heat race after starting third to make the feature redraw. This time he pulled the No. 3 to start the A Main third.

"I went into turn one and got out of sorts," he said. "I tried to slide a guy and made a mistake so I had to restart 22nd. I just had to calm down. The racing lanes were right on the edge of the track or the very bottom. The race went green for a long time and I got up to 10th . On the restart I passed a few guys at the end when they got bottled up. It was a good rebound to how we started."

Scelzi overcame the early miscue to record a sixth-place finish.

The team wrapped up the weekend on Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway with the Nebraska 360 Sprints. Scelzi placed sixth in a heat race before he won the B Main. That lined him up 17th for the main event.

"The track was super slick in hot laps and took rubber in the heats," he said. "I was in the wrong lane in the heat race so that cost us. In the feature I got to seventh or eighth, but tried to push too hard and got out of the rubber."

Scelzi ended the night by rallying from 17th to an 11 th-place result, which earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

He and BDS Motorsports will compete this Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"I'm really excited to race three nights in a row at the same track," Scelzi said. "I think that will help and that we can be a contender come Saturday."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 15 - Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa (410 sprint) - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 3 (5).

Sept. 15 - Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa (360 sprint) - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 6 (3).

Sept. 16 - Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D. - Heat race: 6 (4); B Main: 1 (3); Feature: 11 (17).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 5 wins, 18 top fives, 23 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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 - SCE Gasket

SCE Gaskets, LLC, which is in its 26th year, has become a recognized leader in the manufacturing of engine gaskets for automotive racing and high-performance applications. Using advanced engineering, CNC technology, dynamometer and on-track testing, plus ongoing relationships with many leading engine builders and crew chiefs, SCE has developed many effective and durable sealing solutions. For more information, visit http://www.SCEGaskets.com.

"Ryan and Aaron Hunter have been supporters of BDS Motorsports for a while," Scelzi said. "I enjoy racing with everyone at BDS Motorsports and want to thank their supporters."

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.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Madsen Score Runner-Up Result at Clay County

Inside Line Promotions - SPENCER, Iowa (Sept. 18, 2017) - Big Game Motorsports picked up its 30th top-five finish of the season during its 50th race last weekend.

Kerry Madsen guided the Muddy sponsored team to a runner-up result on Friday with the IRA Sprint Car Series at Clay County Fair Speedway.

"We wanted to win, but you still have to be happy you had a good run, a top-three finish," he said.

The night began with Madsen setting quick time during qualifying for the 20 th time this season and fourth race in a row. He then advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race to make the feature redraw. Madsen pulled the No. 3 to start the main event on the inside of the second row.

"The track took rubber about Lap 3 or Lap 4," he said. "I was up to second and I got close to making a pass for the lead, but every three or four laps a yellow could come out. We didn't get a chance to get in traffic. On the restarts I just couldn't get a good restart to pressure him. It'd take me a couple of laps to get on his tail and then a caution would come out."

Madsen spent nearly the entire race in second place, which marked his 12 th runner-up result this year. It was also the Muddy backed team's eighth consecutive top-five finish.

Saturday's event at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., rained out.

Madsen and Big Game Motorsports are slated to compete this Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Dirt Classic.

"I think we'll be good," he said. "I get around those places pretty good so I'm excited to head out there."

Madsen placed fifth earlier this month during both races in Central Pennsylvania.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 15 - Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

50 races, 7 wins, 30 top fives, 42 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 47 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Dirt Classic

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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Bergman Maneuvers to Third Straight Podium Finish and 25th Top Five of Season

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (Sept. 18, 2017) - Seth Bergman rallied to earn his third consecutive podium finish and his 25th top-five result of the season last Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway, where he continued to build momentum heading into a big slate of events in the final two months of the season.

"It's important that we move forward whenever we're on the track and that we run up front and we accomplished both things last Saturday," he said. "We have a lot of huge races remaining this season and I think we're going to put ourselves in contention to win some of them."

Last Saturday's ASCS Warrior Region event began with Bergman advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race. That ranked him ninth in overall points, which was one position shy of making the feature redraw. It lined him up on the inside of the fifth row for the A Main.

"Early in the night the track wasn't super racy," he said. "I felt like we did all we could do in the heat race. The track got wide and slick to a curb around the fence for the feature. We were good. We had a lot of restarts and I was able to figure out some things as the race went on. I was getting better on each restart and able to make things happen."

Bergman maneuvered from ninth to third place, which was his seventh top-five result in his last 10 races.

"We have room to grow," he said. "That's a good thing when you're able to earn podiums and top fives yet still nitpick areas to get better in. We want to be winning races, especially some of these bigger events that are on the horizon."

The next opportunity is this Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Bergman enters the event ranked sixth in the championship standings - only seven points behind fifth place and 75 points out of third place. He has also picked up at least one top-10 result at the track during each of the last five seasons, highlighted by a fourth-place finish in 2015.

"It's a nice feeling going into this weekend with a big event knowing that lately we've been competitive and had a race car that's been up front," he said. "Scott Baylor has been doing a great job with our engines and our Triple X is running well. I feel like we should have a strong showing and will be one of the cars capable of winning."

Bergman placed 11th at the track during his lone start this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 16 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 3 (9).

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 2 wins, 25 top fives, 38 top 10s, 47 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial 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.

 

 

34 Raceway Season Finale Set For Saturday Night

by Brian Neal West Burlington, IA (Monday, September 18, 2017) - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa has sat idol since holding their season championship night back on Saturday, September 2nd. But coming this Saturday, September 23rd the track will hold it's season finale event for the 2017 racing season. Which will also be the season championship event for the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders. The nights action will be brought to you by Mepo Truck & Trailer repair out of Mediapolis, Iowa.

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders kicked off their 2017 season at 34 Raceway back on Saturday, April 1st, with 33 cars signed in on that night. Carson McCarl would score the win. Then on Sunday, May 28th the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders made their second of four scheduled stops at 34 Raceway for the 2017 season. Twenty-six cars were in competition on this night. Chris Martin would cross the finish line in first, but was disqualified in post race tech for an illegal tire. Which handed the win over to Ryan Jamison. A third stop at 34 Raceway by the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders took place back on Saturday, August 19th, with 25 cars signing in on that night. Giovanni Scelzi from Fresno, California made the trip over and scored his first career Sprint Invaders win.

Jamie Ball currently holds a 12 point lead in the standings over Jon Agan, even after Agan scored the most recent win on Sunday, September 17th at the Quincy Raceways in Quincy, Illinois. While Harold Pohren, Jarrod Schneiderman, and Ryan Jamison round out the top 5 in the current standings. Expect those drivers, along with Josh Schneiderman, Ben Wagoner, Tanner Gebhardt, John Greenwood, Nate VanHaaften, Cody Wehrle, Brayden Gaylord, John Schulz, Justin Buchholz, Rob Weuve, Dave and Damien Getchell, Daniel Bergquist, and many more to be in action on the night.

Also joining the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway will be the Pepsi Stock Cars, Casebine Credit Union SportMods, Sunoco Fuels Mod Lites nationals event, and the Crazy Coyote Mini Hauler Trucks. The Mod Lites national event will pay $500 to the winner, with a guarantee of $100 to start the feature event. This will be the season championship race for the Crazy Coyote Mini Hauler Trucks. A draw / redraw format will be used to determine the starting line-ups for the heat and feature races for the Stock Cars, SportMods, Mod Lites, and Mini Hauler Trucks.

Pit gates will open at 3 PM, the grandstands at 5 PM, hot laps at 6:30 PM, and racing at 7 PM. Grandstand admission will be $18 for adults and seniors (60+), students will be $12, with kids 10 & under FREE! Pit passes will be $35.

For more information about 34 Raceway you can visit the tracks website at www.34raceway.com, like them of Facebook, or download their new AP on your cell phone.

 

 

Format announced for Winged Sprint Car portion of the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout

With the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness just days away the format for Friday and Saturday’s Winged 360 Sprint Car portion of the weekend has been announced. The event will feature a cumulative points format leading up to Saturday's A-main that will be certain to create action each time cars hit the speedway.

FRIDAY:

$3,000-to-win and $300 minimum to start the A feature.

Using a qualifying format 100 points for quick time and 1 point drop per-position.

Top 48 cars from qualifying make heats - 16 car invert (top 4 qualifiers inverted in each heat), 50 points to winner and 3 point drop per position

Top 8 in total points after heats make the Posse Pole Shuffle.

In the event of a tie, the position will be awarded to the highest qualifier.

Finishing order of Posse Pole Shuffle lines up first 4 rows of A-Main.

Posse Pole Shuffle will consist of 2 cars on the track (at opposite ends) racing against the clock. Starting with the 7th & 8th place cars based on number drawn. The car with the fastest time out of 2 laps, advances to next round of the shuffle.

All other mains are lined up by points.

Top 4 finishers in the A Main are locked into Saturday Night.

SATURDAY

$7,000-to-win and $500 minimum to start the A feature.

Points from Friday will determine Saturday heat race starting positions. Each car will run 2 heats. First heat starting positions are determined by Friday night points.

The second heat is fully inverted from the 1st starting grid. Points accumulated from both heats are added to Friday night’s total to determine main event lineups.

In the event of a tie, the position will be awarded to the highest qualifier from Friday.

Top 4 in overall points after heats are sent to the Posse Pole Shuffle with the 4 locked in cars from Friday Night.

Posse Pole Shuffle will consist of 2 cars on the track (at opposite ends) racing against the clock. Starting with the 7th & 8th place cars based on number drawn. The car with the fastest time out of 2 laps, advances to next round of the shuffle.

Finish of the shuffle sets the first eight starting spots in the feature. Remaining positions lined up by points.

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Brad Sweet Racing has offered up $500 to the fast time qualifier on Friday night, while Kevin and Kim Urton have put up $200 for the hard charger award on Friday and $300 to the hard charger on Saturday. If anyone would like to add to either award or put up money elsewhere simply email office@placervillespeedway.com

Keeping with the event theme immediately following Friday’s races an after party will take place in the Forni Building located on the fairgrounds. Live music will be presented by the band Random Strangers, with tacos and beer available for sale inside. Corn Hole boards will also be available for those to play inside the building. All fans and racers are encouraged to come hang out and have a good time to commemorate the inaugural running of the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness.

Camping reservations for the weekend can be made by calling the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at (530) 621-5860.

Adult tickets on Thursday September 21 will cost $15, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $13, children 6-11 are $6, five and under are free! Adult tickets on Friday September 22 will cost $20, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $15, children 6-11 are $6, five and under are free! Adult tickets on Saturday September 23 will cost $22, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $18, children 6-11 are $6, five and under are free!

The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm each night. Ticket sales will also begin at 3pm. A happy hour will be offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

 

 

Scelzi Qualifies Well and Earns Best-Ever World of Outlaws Result at Calistoga

Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2017) - The biggest thing Dominic Scelzi will take away from the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown last weekend at Calistoga Speedway was his consistent qualifying effort.

Scelzi and his Roth Motorsports backed, family owned team qualified in the top eight both nights to give them four straight World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races with a top-10 qualifying time.

"It was cool to time in well at a half mile," he said. "The thing we'll take the most from the weekend is that we had a good qualifying effort both nights. It's very important. I think we've raced very well on quarter miles to 3/8-mile tracks. We don't race on half miles like Calistoga very often and I think we've shown improvement there as well."

Scelzi kicked off the weekend on Friday when he qualified eighth quickest. He then placed fifth in a heat race before closing the night with a 17 th-place result in the main event. Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/P-buzUmpCVY.

"It seemed like whatever move I made was the wrong move," he said. "It was a struggle, but it's important to learn from those nights and make adjustments. I think we did that for Saturday."

Scelzi improved his result every time he was on the track on Saturday beginning with qualifying when he timed in fifth quickest. Scelzi then ended third in a heat race to miss the dash by only one position. That lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the A Main.

"We ran around 10th for a little bit," he said. "We had a restart about halfway through. I didn't get a great start and the guy behind me was by me before we went green. That put me in the middle and moved me back a few spots."

Scelzi finished with a 13th-place finish, which marked his best-ever World of Outlaws result at the track. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/IS8idsuhuDk.

"We didn't get the feature finishes we wanted either night, but I'm happy with our qualifying and with what we learned during the weekend," he said. "It will help us moving forward."

Scelzi will return to action this Friday and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 15 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 17 (14).

Sept. 16 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 13 (8).

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 13 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

Based in Fresno, Calif., Whipple Superchargers manufactures superchargers for all types of cars. Whipple's dedication to innovative thinking, hard work, attention to detail and outstanding product performance has led to a better, American made product for the performance industry. For more information, visit http://www.WhippleSuperchargers.com .

"Whipple Superchargers are known worldwide for their business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. He loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

Scelzi would also like to thank Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., 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.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING WRAPS UP THE WEST COAST SWING WITH TWO TOP-10 FINISHES AT CALISTOGA

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (SEPTEMBER 18, 2017) - The Larson Marks Racing team wrapped up the fall west coast swing this past weekend at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway with the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown. On Friday, Shane Stewart earned a podium finish and followed that up with a top-10 run on Saturday.

On Friday night, Stewart timed in with the second-quickest lap in qualifying and followed that up with a second-place finish in his heat race. With no inversion for the Craftsman Club Dash, the Bixby, Okla., native started fifth and advanced two positions to earn the third-starting spot for the 25-lap main event. Once the green-flag waved, Stewart settled into the fourth position. In the closing five laps, he dropped back as low as sixth but gained two spots back to finish fourth. Unfortunately for the runner-up finisher, he was too light at the scales, advancing Stewart to a podium result.

The following night, Stewart qualified third and won the evening's final heat race. The four pill was drawn for the Craftsman Club Dash inversion, lining the No. 2 up on the outside of the front row. Stewart led all six laps to earn the pole starting position for the 30-lap feature event. Stewart then settled into the runner-up spot for the first 10 laps, but unfortunately while in lapped traffic and closing in on the leader, he cut a tire from debris on the race track in Turn 4.

The Larson Marks team, with help of many others in the pit area, made repairs to the No. 2 and Stewart was able to get back on track. The pilot of the ENEOS/ParkerStore No. 2 restarted in the 18th position and was up to 15th by the halfway point of the race. With three laps remaining, the caution was displayed and turned into an open red for teams to refuel. Stewart restarted 11th and in the closing laps, he gained another position to rebound with a 10th-place finish.

"Despite cutting a tire the final night, it was a successful weekend for us," said Stewart. "We were able to rebound after trouble to add a top-10 finish to our podium finish from Friday. Our season is winding down and I'm glad to have momentum on our side for the final 15 races."

The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action Friday, September 22 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Calistoga Speedway DATE: September 15, 2017 QUALIFYING: 2nd HEAT RACE: 2nd DASH STARTING POSITION: 5th DASH FINISH: 3rd FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 3rd FEATURE FINISH: 3rd

TRACK: Calistoga Speedway DATE: September 16, 2017 QUALIFYING: 3rd HEAT RACE: 1st DASH STARTING POSITION: 2nd DASH FINISH: 1st FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 1st FEATURE FINISH: 10th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 73 WINS: 9 TOP-FIVES: 28 TOP-10s: 52

 

 

Schatz Best in Calistoga for 18th WoO Win of 2017

TSR Textron/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb Team Overcomes Early Weekend Struggles

Dates: Friday-Saturday, Sept. 15-16, 2017

Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

Location: Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway

Winners: Friday – Brad Sweet of Kasey Kahne Racing Saturday – Donny Schatz of Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing

TSR Results: Friday – Started 22nd, Finished 4th/Running, completed 25 of 25 laps

Saturday – Started 3rd, Finished 1st/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps

TSR Points: Donny Schatz – (1st with 9,522 points, 88 ahead of second-place Sweet)

There is no question that competing with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series can be one of the most challenging tasks in all of motorsports. Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and the TSR Textron/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb team proved their toughness by overcoming adversity early Friday night and putting an exclamation point on the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown Saturday night at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway.

After being forced to use a backup car in Friday’s A-Feature, Schatz raced the TSR No. 15 Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/ Curb J&J from the back of the field to finish fourth in the 25-lap race and the team came back Saturday with solid night from start to finish to score its 18th victory of the season.

“You have to battle through adversity,” through aid following his fifth career WoO A-Feature win at Calistoga. “We started the weekend with a problem that put us behind, but my Arctic Cat guys never stopped working and here we are. It’s good to get back to victory lane after one of those nights where you don’t know if it’s a nightmare or a freak show. I’m happy to be standing here tonight closing out the West Coast with a win. My guys have a long couple of days of traveling. I’m hoping this helps a little bit with that. I know we’re looking forward to getting back at it Friday night at Eldora.”

The eight-time and reigning WoO champion was slated to open Friday night’s race as the final driver to make a qualifying lap in the field of 27 entrants. When the motor would not run following attempts to get heat in the engine, the team began looking for the culprit. After changing several components, the engine still wouldn’t run and Schatz wasn’t able to make a qualifying lap. The team changed engines and Schatz started the second heat from the eighth position. After three laps, he pulled in as the car continued to stumble. The team went to a backup car for the 12-lap Last Chance Showdown and Schatz came from the back to finish fourth and transfer into the 25-lap A-Feature. In the main event, he was on a mission, coming from the 22nd-starting position. He cracked the top-10 on lap five, raced in ninth position from laps 10 to 15 and reached sixth on lap 18. He exchanged fifth with Shane Stewart on lap 21 and held the position the final three laps. After the race, runner-up Rico Abreu's car was light on the scales and disqualified, moving Schatz up to fourth.

Things got off to a much smoother start Saturday when Schatz was able to hot lap and make a qualifying lap around the picturesque, half-mile dirt oval. He turned the 12th-best lap in the field of 28 cars during qualifying and started the third heat in the fourth position. He raced past David Gravel in the heat to finish second and transfer in the Craftsman Club Dash. In the six-lap dash, Schatz charged from sixth to third and followed Brad Sweet and Shane Stewart to the finish. In the 30-lap A-Feature, Sweet set the early pace with Stewart in tow. Schatz battled Daryn Pittman for third early before controlling the position through lap 10. A caution on lap 11 slowed the action and Stewart came to a stop with a flat right-rear tire. Schatz restarted in second behind Sweet and spent the next dozen laps working the track, looking for ways to reel in Sweet. Schatz overtook Sweet in lapped traffic for the lead on lap 25 and held the top spot during the final five laps to score his 247th career WoO A-Feature triumph.

With the results of the weekend, Schatz continues to lead the 2017 WoO championship standings over Sweet by 88 points. Through 72 of 92 scheduled races, Schatz tops the series with 18 WoO A-Feature victories with 53 top-five finishes, and his 61 top-10s are tied for most with Sweet.

Up Next: The team will travel to TSR’s race shop in Indiana and prepare for a weekend doubleheader starting Friday at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Schatz and the Outlaws will follow Friday night’s race at “The Big E” with Saturday’s race at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. Schatz returns as the most recent winner at both tracks after winning the Kings Royal and Don Martin Silver Cup in July.

 

 

Nor-Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness invades Placerville Speedway this Thursday-Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – September 18, 2017…The Placerville Speedway is geared up to host one of the biggest and most anticipated showcases to ever hit the quarter-mile bullring this Thursday, Friday and Saturday when the lucrative Nor-Cal Posse Shootout is presented.

The Placerville Speedway and Russell Motorsports Inc. is also happy to welcome Steve and Scott Van Den Broeke of Autism Awareness as the major event sponsor to create the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness. The Van Den Broeke’s have been long-time racing supporters and are familiar faces throughout sprint car events in Northern California.

In addition to Autism Awareness, we’re pleased to announce that Fred Morris Construction has come on board as event sponsor. Based out of Placerville, Fred Morris Construction has over 35-years in both commercial and residential construction and is a welcome addition to the sponsor lineup for the weekend.

“We are thrilled to have Autism Awareness with Steve and Scott on board as our major sponsor for the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout,” said track promoter Scott Russell. “They were going to be with us last year as well before the rainout, so it’s great to have them back. We’re also happy to have Fred Morris Construction with us again. An event like this couldn’t be done without gracious partners and we’re fortunate to have that. We definitely want this event to become one of the marquee shows in Northern California.”

On Thursday night September 21, a non-sanctioned $2,000-to-win injected Wingless 360 Sprint Car event will take to the speedway, along with the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour. Intents Racing will be sponsoring gold coins to the top-three finishers in the C&H Hunt Wingless Tour portion of the night.

The following two nights on Friday and Saturday September 22 and 23, Winged 360 Sprint Cars then take center stage. Friday’s portion will pay $3,000-to-win the feature, while the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness A-main winner on Saturday will bag a stout $7,000. Also on hand each night will be the BCRA Midget Lites.

Brad Sweet Racing has offered up $500 to the fast time qualifier on Friday night, while Kevin and Kim Urton have put up $200 for the hard charger award on Friday and $300 to the hard charger on Saturday. If anyone would like to add to either award or put up money elsewhere simply email office@placervillespeedway.com

Keeping with the event theme immediately following Friday’s races an after party will take place in the Forni Building located on the fairgrounds. Live music will be presented by the band Random Strangers, with tacos and beer available for sale inside. Corn Hole boards will also be available for those to play inside the building. All fans and racers are encouraged to come hang out and have a good time to commemorate the inaugural running of the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness.

Camping reservations for the weekend can be made by calling the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at (530) 621-5860.

Adult tickets on Thursday September 21 will cost $15, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $13, children 6-11 are $6, five and under are free! Adult tickets on Friday September 22 will cost $20, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $15, children 6-11 are $6, five and under are free! Adult tickets on Saturday September 23 will cost $22, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $18, children 6-11 are $6, five and under are free!

The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm each night. Ticket sales will also begin at 3pm. A happy hour will be offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

Since opening in 1965 the Placerville Speedway has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California. Well known for its steep banks, distinctive red clay, loyal fan base and extremely close action, the track is located just 40-minutes up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

Join over 9500 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2017 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

Remaining events at Placerville Speedway in 2017:

Thursday September 21: Nor-Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness- C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and injected Wingless 360 Sprint Cars Friday September 22: Nor-Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness- Winged 360 Sprint Cars and BCRA Midget Lites Saturday September 23: Nor-Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness- Winged 360 Sprint Cars and BCRA Midget Lites

Saturday September 30: Tilford Tribute Open Show- Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Sport Mods and Mini Trucks

 

 

PLANS SET FOR NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY'S 5th ANNUAL OHIO DIRT BLOWOUT

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

The final details are in place for this week ends Ohio Dirt Blowout at NAPA Wayne County Speedway for the Fisher Performance Sprints, Kar Connection Super Late Models, the Lowes Super Stocks and the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks plus a couple of activities the fans can get involved with on Friday and Saturday September 22nd and 23rd.

Last year the Super Stocks and the Mini Stocks had a Never Ever Won (NEW) race during the Blowout and this year the Sprints will race a NEW race on Friday night, which is for drivers that have never won a Sprint feature at any track. A driver that has competed in at least three races this season at any track in a 305, 360 or 410 c.i. Sprinter is eligible to race. The winner of the Sprint NEW race will pocket $1,000 with $100 to start.

Friday nights action will also see the Super Late Models and the Super Stocks racing their heat races that will determine Saturday nights feature line ups while the Mini Stocks will run a full program.

Saturday nights action will see the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association in for a full program with $2,500 waiting for the feature winner.

The Super Late Models will be racing for the Don Gross Memorial that will pay $4,000 to the winner of the 75 lap feature. They will also run a last chance race to make the feature and will honor Hans Gross with a 7 car, 7 lap, $700 to win dash for cash.

For the Super Stocks on Saturday night, they will be chasing after the $1,000 to win feature thanks to McKenzie Concrete and they will also be run a last chance race and a Dash for Cash.

The Mini Stocks will have a full show and a pay off of $1,200 to win the feature with sponsorship from Wayne Newbury and Dirt Track Weekly.

After the races on Friday night, there will be a two person Wheel Barrel race for anyone to enter as the winners will carry out $300 and second place is worth $200 and third will receive $100. There will also be a prize for the team with the best costume design.

Before the action starts up on Saturday night, there will be a Chili Cook Off beginning at 4:30 pm and final judging will be at 5:30 pm. The best Chili cooker will win $300 with second getting $200 and third place will pocket $100.

Gates will open Friday at 4 pm with Hot Laps at 6:30 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm. General Admission on Friday will be $10 and $15 for the pits. There will also be a Chicken BBQ for the 1st 400 people through the gates on Friday after the races.

Saturday times will be the usual of open gates at 3 pm, Hot Laps at 6 pm and racing at 7 pm. For information on how to enter the Sprint Car NEW race, the Wheel Barrel race or the Chili Cook Off, go to the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com

 

 

Destiny Motorsports Re-Tooling To End 2017 and Beyond

(Petersen Media)- As the 2017 Fall west coast swing comes to a close, Destiny Motorsports will go through a slight reorganization to close the season as Paul McMahan will step aside from his driving responsibilities and fill the role as team manager, and young gun Parker Price-Miller will take over the driving duties starting next week at Eldora Speedway.

“First and foremost, I am not done racing by any means,” Paul McMahan said. “Having a lot of deep and thorough conversations with Rick Rogers, this move was the best thing for Destiny Motorsports moving forward and I have all the confidence in the world that Parker will do a great job, and I am looking forward to working with him as a mentor. As for myself, I will look to piece together a limited schedule and hopefully run a 40-50 race schedule next year. Rick and Barb Rogers have followed through on everything they have said since day one, and this decision has been tough for everyone. It is a little bittersweet to step aside, but in the big picture the timing makes sense to allow everyone to get a head start on the 2018 season.”

Price-Miller, who filled in for McMahan when he was injured during the 2016 season, is amidst a successful 2017 campaign that saw him score his first career World of Outlaws race earlier in the season. Currently competing in the Canadian Nationals, he will meet up with the team in Indiana before he hits the track when the World of Outlaws attack Eldora Speedway and Lernerville Speedway next weekend.

“I have to thank Justin Agee for believing in me these last two years and giving me a great opportunity to drive for him,” Price-Miller said. “I will always be thankful for what he and Agee Farms did for me, and I am excited that they, along with Triple X, and CSI , will continue support me in my new venture. Hill’s Family Racing and Tow Line Variety have also played a huge role in my career over the last few years, and I am hoping to run well for them tonight in Canada, and I also owe them a lot. To be an outlaw is a dream come true, and this is a level that I hope I can stay at as a driver. I am coming in during a very tough part of the schedule but I will be fortunate to have Paul McMahan, Shane Bowers, and the rest of the crew in my corner as I go through some learning curves. I really have to thank Rick and Barb Rogers for having faith in a young kid like myself to represent their team at the highest level. I vow to them to give 110% night in and night out. Last but certainly not least, I have to thank Paul McMahan. Last year when he got hurt he pushed hard for me to replace him to get my name out there, and to put this all together means the world to me. Filling him for him that weekend has done more for me and my career then people know, and I am very thankful to have his friendship.”

With this reorganization, car owners Rick and Barb Rogers want to make it clear that this move is strictly for the well-being, and longevity of Destiny Motorsports. It is a decision that has not been taken lightly.

“Barb and I absolutely love Paul McMahan, and he will remain with Destiny Motorsports as long as he wants to,” Rick Rogers said. “I really want people to understand that this is not a performance based move, and in fact it is a move and an idea that Paul brought to us to be able to keep our team racing with the best. We have been fortunate to get to know Parker after he filled in for Paul in 2016, and we are very excited to team up with him and watch him develop as a racecar driver. We know he can stand on the gas, and that’s big because he has some big shoes to fill, and we look forward to having him represent Destiny Motorsports.”

With the change taking place next week, the task at hand for Destiny Motorsports and Paul McMahan is closing out the California swing tonight in Calistoga, CA, a track that McMahan has had immense success at over the course of his career including four feature event wins and a track championship.

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, FK Indy, HRP, KPC, 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, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-79, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-23.

ON TAP: McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team will be in action Saturday night in Calistoga, CA.

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 Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

 

 

GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS PRESENTS FASTEST QUALIFIER AWARD AT CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

by Tommy Goudge (September 16, 2017) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that Grisdale Racing Products will present an award at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

The fastest driver overall during group time trials for Saturday’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will receive a $300 CAD award from Grisdale Racing Products. Jordan Thomas claimed the Fastest Qualifer Award at last year’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, becoming the 11th different driver to set fast time in the 12 year history of the event. Chuck Hebing is the only driver to set fast time at CSCN more than once.

Many other cash prizes will also be available, pushing the total purse for the Saturday, September 16 event over $70,000. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming soon regarding Canada’s largest short track event!

About Grisdale Racing Products: As distributers for some of the best manufacturers in the business, Grisdale Racing Products has the parts you need to put your race car in victory lane! Visit their website at www.GrisdaleRacingProducts.com, get firsthand knowledge and expertise at 400 Brock Road in Dundas, Ontario, and call them at 1-800-561-1791. Grisdale Racing Products - The Products to Compete…The Knowledge to WIN!

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! Tickets and campsite reservations are available NOW for the 2017 CSCN weekend coming up on September 15 and September 16. Call 519-717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information on ticket sales and campsite reservations.

#CSCN2017 The 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend kicks off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 14, while racing will commence Friday, September 15 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16.

The 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will again pay $12,000 USD-to-win and $1,000 USD-to-start the 35 lap A-Feature, along with several other cash awards. The entry list currently stands at 66 cars, with more expected. Many CSCN entrants will represent one of the six official affiliate sanctions for the event, including the Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Car division, the Southern Ontario Sprints tour, Patriot Sprint Tour, Empire Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, and Great Lakes Super Sprints. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 16.

This year’s Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals again includes a pair of 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Both of the Twin 15 A-Feature winners on Friday will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.

The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout will feature top drivers from each of the six CSCN affiliate sanctions. The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge”.

CSCN ENTRY INFO Entries continue to be accepted for the 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=5093

BORDER CROSSING Teams traveling to Ohsweken from outside Canada are encouraged to click on the following link – http://www.ohswekenspeedway.ca/BorderForm.pdf – to view and print documents which will help you in the international border crossing process.

LIVE PPV Live pay-per-view video is available for both the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 15, and the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16. Visit www.CanadianSprintCarNationals.com for details.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America and beyond. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 12 previous editions, with a total of 249 different drivers from 16 American states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

PAST CSCN WINNERS: 2005 – Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville OH USA 2006 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada 2007 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada 2008 – Wayne Johnson, Mustang OK USA 2009 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA 2010 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA 2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale TX USA 2012 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada 2013 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA 2014 – Jessica Zemken, Sprakers NY USA 2015 – Bryan Howland, Auburn NY USA 2016 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo IN USA

 

 

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET PRESENTS HARD CHARGER AWARD AT CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

by Tommy Goudge (September 16, 2017) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that Gale’s Auto Aftermarket will present an award at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

Gale’s Auto Aftermarket will present a $200 CAD Hard Charger Award to the driver who advances the most positions in Saturday’s 35 lap A-Feature. The CSCN A-Feature has become known for drivers charging from deep in the field to finish in the top five. Chuck Hebing claimed last year’s Hard Charger Award by driving from 24th on the grid to finish fourth, while Bryan Howland drove from 20th to a spectacular win in 2015.

Many other cash prizes will also be available, pushing the total purse for the Saturday, September 16 event over $70,000. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming soon regarding Canada’s largest short track event!

About Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years, and has already renewed their support of Ohsweken’s weekly racing program for 2018. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! Tickets and campsite reservations are available NOW for the 2017 CSCN weekend coming up on September 15 and September 16. Call 519-717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information on ticket sales and campsite reservations.

#CSCN2017 The 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend kicks off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 14, while racing will commence Friday, September 15 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16.

The 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will again pay $12,000 USD-to-win and $1,000 USD-to-start the 35 lap A-Feature, along with several other cash awards. The entry list currently stands at 66 cars, with more expected. Many CSCN entrants will represent one of the six official affiliate sanctions for the event, including the Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Car division, the Southern Ontario Sprints tour, Patriot Sprint Tour, Empire Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, and Great Lakes Super Sprints. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 16.

This year’s Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals again includes a pair of 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Both of the Twin 15 A-Feature winners on Friday will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.

The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout will feature top drivers from each of the six CSCN affiliate sanctions. The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge”.

CSCN ENTRY INFO Entries continue to be accepted for the 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=5093

BORDER CROSSING Teams traveling to Ohsweken from outside Canada are encouraged to click on the following link – http://www.ohswekenspeedway.ca/BorderForm.pdf – to view and print documents which will help you in the international border crossing process.

LIVE PPV Live pay-per-view video is available for both the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 15, and the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16. Visit www.CanadianSprintCarNationals.com for details.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America and beyond. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 12 previous editions, with a total of 249 different drivers from 16 American states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

PAST CSCN WINNERS: 2005 – Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville OH USA 2006 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada 2007 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada 2008 – Wayne Johnson, Mustang OK USA 2009 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA 2010 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA 2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale TX USA 2012 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada 2013 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA 2014 – Jessica Zemken, Sprakers NY USA 2015 – Bryan Howland, Auburn NY USA 2016 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo IN USA About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule since 2007.

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

 

 

83°, CLEAR & LIGHT BREEZE at RACE TIME *TONIGHT* for NCRA 360 C.I. SPRINT CAR BANDITS EVENT at the NEW GRAYSON COUNTY SPEEDWAY - SAT. 9/16, 8PM!

FIRST TIME IN A DECADE+ THAT 360 C.I. WINGED SPRINT CARS HAVE RACED at GCS - and THEY'VE NEVER RACED at the NEWLY RENNOVATED FACILITY!

DFW FANS: JUST 35 MILES NE of McKINNEY! It's going to be a GREAT NIGHT of HIGH SPEED RACING at the BULLRING!

SPRINT CARS: $2,000/win, $300/start; No Entry Fee or Association Fee, $100 to all Non-Starters or Non-Qualifiers. Teams read rules posted at www.SprintCarBandits.com

Grayson County Speedway is located at 171 Busby Lane Bells, Texas 75414. Click www.GCSracing.com for complete track details. You can also email Mark@GCSracing.com or call (903) 892-3157 if you need additional information. Visit www.facebook.com/graysoncountyspeedway for the very latest in track updates, pictures and much more.

Gates open at 5pm with racing at 8pm. Grayson County Speedway divisions will round out the full night of racing; including IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, Street Stocks, Factory and Economy classes. The Sprint Cars will race early in the feature race running order.

25-lap SCB feature race payback for Saturday, September 16th: $2,000, $1,000, $600, $500, $400, $390, $380, $370, $360, $350, $340, $330, $320, $310, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300. $100 for non-qualifiers or non-starters. No entry fee or series membership fee; $15 draw-in fee.

As a reminder, previously our draw-in rules have changed for 2017. Now all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (maximum 360), and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read/adhere to the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track.

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.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com or go to @SprintCarBandits on Facebook for the latest in series news - including the event flyer for Grayson Speedway on September 16th.

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Remaining Confirmed Dates - Schedule, as of 09/13/17:

9-16-17 Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX (Saturday, $2,000/win and $300/start)

9-30-17 LoneStar Speedway Kilgore, TX (Saturday, $2,000/win and $300/start)

JOIN US TONIGHT for the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits, held at Grayson County Speedway for 25 laps of high speed 360C.I. Sprint Car racing action!

 

 

INSIDE TRACK PRESENTS FASTEST CANADIAN QUALIFIER AWARD AT CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

by Tommy Goudge (September 16, 2017) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that Inside Track Motorsport News has returned to present an award at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

The fastest Canadian driver during group time trials for Saturday’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will receive a $300 CAD award from Inside Track Motorsport News. Past winners of the Fastest Canadian Qualifier award include Steve Poirier (3), Glenn Styres (2), Mitch Brown, Tom Huppunen, Mikey Kruchka, Kyle Patrick, Chris Steele, Adam West, and most recently Dylan Westbrook. The current entry list for Saturday’s event stands at 63, including 27 Canadians.

Many other cash prizes will also be available, pushing the total purse for the Saturday, September 16 event over $70,000. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming soon regarding Canada’s largest short track event!

About Inside Track Motorsport News: From local grassroots racing to Canadian touring series and the Canucks who compete on the international stage, Inside Track Motorsport News is the leader in terms of timely, in-depth and thought-provoking coverage of the motorsports that matter to Canadians. Stock cars, road racing, drag racing, karting, rallying, motorcycles and several other racing disciplines appear in every issue. Visit www.InsideTrackNews.com today to learn more!

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! Tickets and campsite reservations are available NOW for the 2017 CSCN weekend coming up on September 15 and September 16. Call 519-717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information on ticket sales and campsite reservations.

#CSCN2017 The 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend kicks off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 14, while racing will commence Friday, September 15 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16.

The 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will again pay $12,000 USD-to-win and $1,000 USD-to-start the 35 lap A-Feature, along with several other cash awards. The entry list currently stands at 63 cars, with more expected. Many CSCN entrants will represent one of the six official affiliate sanctions for the event, including the Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Car division, the Southern Ontario Sprints tour, Patriot Sprint Tour, Empire Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, and Great Lakes Super Sprints. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 16.

This year’s Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals again includes a pair of 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Both of the Twin 15 A-Feature winners on Friday will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.

The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout will feature top drivers from each of the six CSCN affiliate sanctions. The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge”.

CSCN ENTRY INFO Entries continue to be accepted for the 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=5093

BORDER CROSSING Teams traveling to Ohsweken from outside Canada are encouraged to click on the following link – http://www.ohswekenspeedway.ca/BorderForm.pdf – to view and print documents which will help you in the international border crossing process.

LIVE PPV Live pay-per-view video is available for both the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 15, and the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16. Visit www.CanadianSprintCarNationals.com for details.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America and beyond. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 12 previous editions, with a total of 249 different drivers from 16 American states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

PAST CSCN WINNERS: 2005 – Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville OH USA 2006 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada 2007 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada 2008 – Wayne Johnson, Mustang OK USA 2009 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA 2010 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA 2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale TX USA 2012 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada 2013 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA 2014 – Jessica Zemken, Sprakers NY USA 2015 – Bryan Howland, Auburn NY USA 2016 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo IN USA About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule since 2007.

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

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP
 

ERIE, MI (September 16, 2017) – Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP returns to the most unique venue it has ever raced at. Michigan’s renowned Berlin Raceway, a leader among paved short tracks, is being transformed into a dirt track for a few, select races this fall. Saturday, September 30, the raceway will present SOD’s COMP Cams Great Lakes Sprint Car Classic.

COMP Cams, a 2017 SOD heat race sponsor partner, has signed on as title sponsor of the Great Lakes Sprint Car Classic. The thirty lap feature will pay $4,000 to win and $400 to start. As with all SOD shows, Engler Machine & Tool, COMP Cams, RockAuto.com, Jim Coffey & Son Plumbing & Heating, and Engine Pro will pay $100 to each heat race winner. Lane Automotive and MSD Ignition will pay $50 to the fast qualifier in each heat group. $1,500 in contingency cash and awards will be available to competitors.

Berlin Raceway’s storied 67-year history and SOD’s status as the nation’s most progressive and recognized regional sprint car series promise to make the race an event fans won’t want to miss. The Classic will be part of an event that includes Michigan’s three leading dirt series, Sprints On Dirt, the American Ethanol Late Model Tour (AELMT), and the American Ethanol Modified Tour (AEMODT).

When it comes to oval track racing in Michigan, Berlin Raceway’s story is right at the top. In 1951, it was born as an oval dirt track located within the Berlin Fairgrounds. 1966 saw the track paved as a 7/16 mile asphalt oval track. In 2012, Berlin Raceway returned to its roots, covering the asphalt with clay and turning the track into a dirt track for the month of September. In 2013, 2014, and 2015, Berlin Raceway again hosted September dirt track racing. This will be SOD’s third race at Berlin with previous appearances in 2013 and 2014.

Fuel will be for sale at the track by the drum or by the gallon. To order your drum(s) in advance, call Elite Fuels & Lubricants at 269-281-4100.

Visit Berlin Raceway at www.berlinraceway.com. Follow Berlin Raceway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wherespeedbelongs.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

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National Midgets and Micros Head to SIR Raceway

Belleville, IL - This Saturday, September 16th the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League will invade Southern Illinois Raceway for the second visit of 2017. But, new for 2017, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will be making their debut at the high-banked 1/8th mile track. Known for their famed micro-sprint events such as the annual Highbanks Hustle, and the 66 in 2011 and 2012, Southern Illinois Raceway puts on some of the closest, all-out racing of the season.

Heading to Southern Illinois Raceway, second place Logan Seavey, the leading candidate for POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Rookie of the Year, now looks to be a contender for the championship, after League points leader Zach Daum suffered three DNF's in the last three events. Tucker Klaasmeyer holds third place with Jake Neuman and Spencer Bayston in tow. Andrew Felker is currently in sixth place with Friday night's winner at Jacksonville, Tyler Thomas, in seventh. Ryan Robinson is in eighth with Aidan RoosEvans and Tanner Thorson rounding out the top ten.

In POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League standings, Joe B. Miller still holds the reigns with Kurt Westerfield moving into second followed by Friday night's winner, Craig Ronk, in third. Luke Verardi is in fourth followed by Nathan Benson. Slater Helt holds sixth with Harley Hollan in seventh. Nick Howard holds eighth with Jackson Frisbie and Frank Flud rounding out the top ten.

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

 

 

Championship Chases at DCRP to be Settled on Saturday Night

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 15, 2017) – It all began back in April. Now, a quick five months later, the 2017 championship battles come to a close with Saturday night’s Fifth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

Saturday’s card that fires off at 7:00 p.m. includes a $750-to-win Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car vs. URSS Sprint Car feature event courtesy of Comfort Suites along with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

The Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event has evolved into one of the track’s marquee events with drivers eager to add their name to the list of winners. Defending race winners include Jake Bubak (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars), Cole Traugott (IMCA Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Michael Pepper (IMCA Stock Cars) and David Berger (IMCA Hobby Stocks).

Along with vying for the regular season-ending win, final positions throughout the top ten in each of the five divisions will be settled as well.

A look at the top ten going into Saturday’s Fifth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event is as follows…

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Taylor Velasquez can secure his second consecutive track championship by racing his way into Saturday night’s feature event. Velasquez is among the eight different drivers that have posted wins in the last eight events after Ty Williams opened the season with back-to-back wins. Defending Soderberg Memorial winner Jake Bubak is among those eight drivers as well.

Feature Winners: Ty Williams 2, Zach Blurton 1, Jake Bubak 1, Luke Cranston 1, Tyler Knight 1, Jake Martens 1, Kevin Ramey 1, Taylor Velasquez 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Taylor Velasquez (Turpin, OK) 1,265, 2. Tyler Knight (Wright, KS) 1,212, 3. Kris Moore (Dodge City, KS) 1,139, 4. Jordan Knight (Wright, KS) 1,108, 5. Brandy Jones (Dodge City, KS) 1,060, 6. Ross Essenberg (Wichita, KS) 1,046, 7. Brian Herbert (Dodge City, KS) 915, 8. Brandon Sprott (Dodge City, KS) 868, 9. Ray Seemann (Jetmore, KS) 808, 10. Ty Williams (Arcadia, OK) 696.

IMCA Modifieds:

While Clay Sellard simply needs to show up to add the IMCA Modified track title to a previous Sport Mod crown, the battle in his wake is fierce with defending champ Nick Link leading a six-way battle for runner-up honors. Only two points separates the trio ranked eighth through tenth with Tracy Link on the outside (by just 21 points) and looking in.

Similar to the Sprint Car ranks, the IMCA Modifieds have offered up eight different winners over the last eight races after Cole Traugott opened the season with back-to-back wins.

Feature Winners: Cole Traugott 2, Kale Beavers 1, Brendon Gemmill 1, Tracy Link 1, William Nusser 1, Randle McRoberts 1, Mike Petersilie 1, Clay Sellard 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Clay Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 1,209, 2. Nick Link (Rolla, KS) 1,092, 3. Kevin Gray (Ulysses, KS) 1,077, 4. Randy Wilson (Wichita, KS) 1,069, 5. Mike Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 1,058, 6. Kale Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 1,043, 7. Jack Kirchoff (Garden City, KS) 1,037, 8. (tie) Tom Beavers (Pierceville, KS) and Jesse Smith (Dodge City, KS) 987, 10. Joel Lane (Ulysses, KS) 985.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

While Jeff Kaup puts the finishing touches on a fourth track title in five years, the battle for second is fierce with just 16 points separating the trio of Brian May, Kyle Wiens and Alex Wiens.

Feature Winners: Jeff Kaup 4, Dustin Daniels 1, Brandon Kenny 1, Dakota Sproul 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jeff Kaup (Woodward, OK) 1,028, 2. Brian May (Spearville, KS) 887, 3. Kyle Wiens (Newton, KS) 884, 3. Alex Wiens (Newton, KS) 871, 5. Joey Maupin (Dodge City, KS) 834, 6. Jarett Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 811, 7. Kohl Ricke (Spearville, KS) 773, 8. Dan Rogers (Buffalo, OK) 729, 9. Tanner Brunson (Dodge City, KS) 675, 10. Kevin Tabor (Dodge City, KS) 643.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Colorado’s Angel Munoz pounced on the early lead and never let up, picking up five of seven wins thus far to open up a commanding 145 point lead over Ondre Rexford.

Feature Winners: Angel Munoz 5, Michael Pepper 1, Tyler Tipton 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Angel Munoz (Lamar, CO) 1,040, 2. Ondre Rexford (Parts Unknown) 905, 3. Marlin Hogie (Ulysses, KS) 846, 4. Travis Baird (Chester, OK) 657, 5. Dusty Witthuhn (Bazine, KS) 641, 6. Gregg Schell (Cheney, KS) 639, 7. Chris Oliver (Holcomb, KS) 526, 8. Jack Pepper (Lakin, KS) 511, 9. Michael Pepper (Lakin, KS) 508, 10. Shannon Maughlin 481.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Reagan Sellard has reeled off back-to-back wins to move atop the point charts, but the lead is a tenuous one at just 19 markers ahead of Duane Wahrman. A finish of sixth or better in Saturday’s finale will assure a Sellard title.

Feature Winners: Reagan Sellard 3, Duane Wahrman 2, Brett Copeland 1, Matt O’Hair 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Reagan Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 1,019, 2. Duane Wahrman (Pratt, KS) 1,000, 3. Matt O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 966, 4. Tyler Walker (Dighton, KS) 952, 5. Brett Copeland (Fowler, KS) 920, 6. Gerald Walker (Dighton, KS) 811, 7. Danny Schulte 755, 8. Tom Reed (Kalvesta, KS) 747, 9. Bryan Habiger (Ingalls, KS) 646, 10. Jacob Huse 595.

Past Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Winners:

2016 – Jake Bubak (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars), Cole Traugott (IMCA Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Michael Pepper (IMCA Stock Cars), David Berger (IMCA Hobby Stocks).

2015 – Taylor Velasquez (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars), Brendon Gemmill (IMCA Modifieds), Jamie French (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars), Reagan Sellard (IMCA Hobby Stocks).

2014 – Taylor Velasquez (URSS Sprint Cars), Jesse Richter (IMCA Modifieds), Nate Ginest (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Ron Hartman (IMCA Stock Cars), Cody Davis (Thunder Cars), Jarett Lunow (Hornets).

2013 – Zach Blurton (URSS Sprint Cars), Ryan Heger (IMCA Modifieds), Josh Appel (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Ron Hartman (IMCA Stock Cars), Dan Rogers (Thunder Cars), James Phelps (Hornets).

General admission for Saturday night’s Fifth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event is just $20 for adults, while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Comfort Suites located at 2700 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard in Dodge City, KS, is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. The Comfort Suites official internet site is located at https://www.choicehotels.com/kansas/dodge-city/comfort-suites-hotels/ks193. Those staying at the Comfort Suites will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit.

The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park consists of 14 total nights of scheduled racing action, culminating with the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series for the “Boot Hill Showdown” on October 27-28. The complete 2017 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

Bellm Bags another Top Five; Ready for another Night at the Lake

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (September 15, 2017) – Another night at Lake Ozark Speedway last Saturday netted another top-five finish for Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team.

With his 16th top-five finish of the year in the books, Bellm and the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision team will be back at Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway for more ASCS Warrior Region action on Saturday night.

“We learned a few things,” Bellm said of Saturday’s go aboard the Kannady Racing Engines/Heidbreder Foundation Service machine. “Now we have to apply those to get back to some winning ways.”

Last Saturday’s effort started with a third-place heat race run in the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions entry.

Missing the redraw by just one position, Bellm gridded the feature ninth aboard the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care mount.

Bellm worked his way forward in short order and was soon battling amongst the top five before encounters with a lapped car slowed his progress.

“I got bottlenecked by a lapped car,” Bellm says. “I jumped his right rear and nearly flipped it, that cost us a couple of positions.”

Bellm regained those positions in the closing laps and finished out the night in fifth.

“It was an okay night, we’ll just have to try to improve upon that this Saturday night,” Bellm sums up.

2017 Quick Stats: 31 races, 5 wins, 16 top-fives, 17 top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS Warrior Region at Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO) on Saturday night.

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.

 

 

Fremont Double on Tap for Reutzel after First Posse Appearance

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (September 15, 2017) – It will be new more territory for Clute, TX, racer Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team with this weekend’s pair of events at Ohio’s Fremont Speedway.

Friday’s Fremont card features a $5,000-to-win FAST/OSCS tilt with Saturday’s finale of the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic offering up a $10,000 winner’s share.

“We’ve been on nothing but half-miles lately it seems,” Reutzel says. “It’ll be a nice change of pace to get back on a shorter track.”

Reutzel goes into the Ohio weekend after spending his first weekend racing in Central Pennsylvania at Port Royal Speedway. It was a weekend that netted an 18th place finish amongst a field of more than 60 entries battling it out for the $50,000 winner’s share.

“We may have just run 18th, but that was the most fun I’ve had racing all year,” Reutzel said of ½-mile clay oval in ‘Posse’ territory. “It was slick, the track was racy and everyone we were racing against was good. I had a blast.”

The weekend got off to a slow start with a sub-par qualifying effort on Friday night.

“We didn’t get a real clean hot lap session, so it wasn’t until qualifying that I realized how far off we were on gearing,” Reutzel said.

Reutzel battled forward to fifth in his heat race aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry before getting shuffled back on a late restart.

Mired deep in the “B” Main due to the earlier qualifying effort, the hole was too deep to dig out of.

“We were decent, we passed two cars and those were (Lucas) Wolfe and (Brian) Montieth,” Reutzel recalls.

Saturday got off to a better start with Reutzel second quick among his group aboard the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited entry. The heat race was cut short when caught up in a tangle at the start. Fortunately, Reutzel’s qualifying time put him into the feature event.

“We had a really good car,” Reutzel said of the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance machine. “We were battling hard just to run 18th.”

Lapped just prior to the mandatory red flag stop, Reutzel ran 14th over the second set of the race.

“All in all, we had good speed,” Reutzel sums up. “It’s just hard to start that far back and have a real shot when 40 of the cars there could potentially win.” With his first Posse weekend in the books, Reutzel now tries his hand on the Ohio oval in Fremont.

Reutzel has seen Fremont just once before, dropping a 360-ci powerplant in for competition in May of 2016 after his primary engine suffered problems. This time, Reutzel has the 410-ci in place and ready to chase down that winner’s share.

2017 Quick Stats: 64 races, 6 wins, 23 top-fives, 35 top-tens.

Up Next: Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Ohio’s Fremont Speedway 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.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Sept. 14

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 786; 2. Kyle Ganoe, Thomp­sontown, Pa., 763; 3. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., and Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., both 760; 5. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 758; 6. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 754; 7. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 753; 8. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., and Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., both 745; 10. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 744; 11. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 739; 12. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 736; 13. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 734; 14. Jake Bu­bak, Arvada, Colo., 733; 15. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., and Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, both 727; 17. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, and Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, both 726; 19. Mi­chael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 725; 20. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 716.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California ­– 1. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 524; 2. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 521; 3. Christopher Ennis, Bakersfield, Calif., 501; 4. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 444; 5. Monty Ferri­era, Fresno, Calif., 434; 6. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., 426; 7. Michael Schott, Tulare, Calif., 396; 8. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 394; 9. Jared Faria, Tipton, Calif., 380; 10. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 365.

Colorado – 1. Zac Taylor, Green River, Wyo., 364; 2. Lonnie Cox, Elbert, Colo., 355; 3. Brad Was­son, Fort Morgan, Colo., 257; 4. Todd Pudwill, Rapid City, S.D., 233; 5. Scott Rhoades, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 183; 6. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 182; 7. Nic Sutton, Arvada, Colo., 173; 8. Buddy Tubbs, Colorado Springs, Colo., 170; 9. Nick Haygood, Denver, Colo., 154; 10. Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., 131.

Iowa – 1. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 458; 2. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 439; 3. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 426; 4. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 413; 5. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 399; 6. C. J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 373; 7. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 368; 8. Devin Wignall, Altoona, Iowa, 350; 9. Nathan Mills, Bondurant, Iowa, 338; 10. Greg Black, Des Moines, Iowa, 322.

Indiana ­– 1. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 269; 2. Jared Fox, Bloomington, Ind., 255; 3. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 237; 4. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 232; 5. Brinton Marvel, Lizton, Ind., 226; 6. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 222; 7. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 204; 8. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 184; 9. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 173; 10. Kevin Champoux, Indianapolis, Ind., 155.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 437; 2. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 418; 3. Jed Werner, Codell, Kan., 407; 4. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 362; 5. Tracey Hill, Liberal, Kan., 302; 6. Darren Berry, McCook, Neb., 298; 7. J.D. Johnson, Wichita, Kan., 267; 8. Aaron Ploussard, Oberlin, Kan., 239; 9. Nate Berry, McCook, Neb., 221; 10. Koby Walters, Liberal, Kan., 220.

Louisiana – 1. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 266; 2. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 215; 3. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 207; 4. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 180; 5. Asa Lee Williamson, Pine­ville, La., 175; 6. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 170; 7. Chris Hinson, Nederland, Texas, 157; 8. Johnny Brown, Orange, Texas, 138; 9. Charles Sweetser, Morgan City, La., 103; 10. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 79.

Minnesota – 1. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 947; 2. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 882; 3. Dave Becker, Belle Plaine, Minn., 838; 4. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 634; 5. Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 603; 6. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 592; 7. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 514; 8. Dalyn Cody, Prior Lake, Minn., 462; 9. Bruce Anderson, Trimont, Minn., 438; 10. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 437.

Nebraska – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 788; 2. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 777; 3. Toby Chap­man, Panama, Neb., 697; 4. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 693; 5. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 626; 6. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 612; 7. Ryan King, Bennet, Neb., 603; 8. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 593; 9. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman, Neb., 584; 10. Doug Lovegrove, Wa­verly, Neb., 561.

New Jersey – 1. Mark Bitner, Columbus, N.J., 225; 2. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 220; 3. Ed­ward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 218; 4. Thomas C. Carberry, Ringoes, N.J., 214; 5. Tim S. Tan­ner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 210; 6. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 204; 7. Bryant Davis, Norwood, Pa., 195; 8. David C. Brown Jr., Aston, Pa., 173; 9. Austin Bishop, Elverson, Pa., 160; 10. Jamie Kostic, Woolwich Township, N.J., 143.

New York – 1. Jeff Trombely, Altamont, N.Y., 305; 2. Thomas Radivoy, Circleville, N.Y., and Chris­tian Rumsey, Middletown, N.Y., both 303; 4. Sydney Prince, Killingworth, Conn., 282; 5. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 280; 6. Emily VanInwegen, Sparrow Bush, N.Y., 277; 7. Ty­ler Jashembowski, Middletown, N.Y., 274; 8. Dana Wagner, Sidney Center, N.Y., 272; 9. Bret Jaycox, East Durham, N.Y., 257; 10. Eddie Strada, Lake Ariel, Pa., 235.

Ohio – 1. Jake Hesson, Marysville, Ohio, 427; 2. Hunter Lynch, Ostrander, Ohio, 413; 3. Jim Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 397; 4. Andy Hill, Frankfort, Ohio, 386; 5. Cale Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio, 344; 6. Dilan Allagree, South Salem, Ohio, 314; 7. Michael L. Ebersbach, Baltimore, Ohio, 301; 8. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 257; 9. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 242; 10. Joseph Al­lagree, Chillicothe, Ohio, 209.

Oklahoma – 1. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 441; 2. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 420; 3. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 357; 4. Loyd Clevenger, Newalla, Okla., 347; 5. Gary Ow­ens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 332; 6. Tristan Oakes, Sand Springs, Okla., 330; 7. Blake Dacus, Fletcher, Okla., 301; 8. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 297; 9. Joe Wood Jr., Newcastle, Okla., 277; 10. Chad Koch, Lakeside City, Texas, 263.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 1,133; 2. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 1,013; 3. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 919; 4. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 908; 5. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 852; 6. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 829; 7. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 718; 8. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 714; 9. Greg Dobrosky, Kittanning, Pa., 706; 10. David L. Grube II, York Haven, Pa., 699.

South Carolina – 1. Danny Jones, Concord, N.C., 142; 2. Bobby Courtwright, Evans, Ga., 136; 3. Nathan Emig, Beaufort, S.C., 135; 4. Scott Lawrence, Concord, N.C., and David William Duke II, Sumter, S.C., both 111; 6. Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C., 76; 7. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., 67; 8. David Thorman, Greenville, S.C., 64; 9. Dennis Lundy, Kinston, N.C., 63; 10. Jake McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 39.

South Dakota – 1. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 321; 2. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 215; 3. Josh Sterrett, Huron, S.D., 190; 4. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 189; 5. Casey Abbas, Len­nox, S.D., and Taylor Ryan, Flandreau, S.D., both 176; 7. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 171; 8. Trevor Smith, Sanborn, Iowa, 101; 9. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 99; 10. Elijah John­son, Dell Rapids, S.D., 96.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 1,262; 2. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 1,082; 3. Rob­ert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 1,081; 4. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 885; 5. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 833; 6. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 820; 7. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 802; 8. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 754; 9. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 689; 10. Tucker Doughty, Heath, Texas, 672.

Virginia – 1. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va, 542; 2. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va, 537; 3. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 513; 4. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 503; 5. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 387; 6. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 362; 7. Mike Keeton, Doswell, Va., 356; 8. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 272; 9. Brian Lawson, Gordonsville, Va., 260; 10. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 252.

 

 

T.J. Michael nearly complete with second, full season with Arctic Cat All Stars

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, OH (September 15, 2017) - The “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael has officially hit the homestretch. Only six dates remain on the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign, seven main events when including the make-up feature at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway on October 13, and when considering the distance already covered, the upcoming six-race stretch will be a walk in the park.

Michael, pilot of the Michael Motorsports/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/No. 8M, is wrapping up his second, full season with “America’s Series” and is currently seventh in the championship chase out of 15 full-time travelers, earning 26 main event starts in the process.

“It has been a long season and it has been a fun season. But with the end officially in reach, it’s not such a bad thing,” Michael explained, a Texas native who spends his summer months in Fremont, Ohio. “We enjoy every minute of this deal, but it definitely gets tough. With anything you do, there are ups and downs. The plan is to have as much fun as we can during the next few weekends. Heading into the off-season on a solid note would be ideal.”

Michael will begin the final stretch of the Arctic Cat All Star schedule with a visit to Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, September 16. Like his recent Central Pennsylvania visits to Port Royal, the trip to Selinsgrove will award a high dollar payday; $8,000 to win the Jim Nace Memorial/National Open.

“We like Selinsgrove Speedway. That was actually one of the first Central Pennsylvania tracks we visited last season during our rookie year with the All Stars,” Michael stated. After transferring through his respective heat race, Michael started 17th on the feature grid and moved ahead to finish 14th. It was Michael’s first-ever visit to Selinsgrove Speedway.

The upcoming weekend will continue with a visit to the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, September 17. Like Selinsgrove, Michael has displayed success at the Bedford Fairgrounds half-mile, hard charging from row ten to finish 13th during the Arctic Cat All Star Spring visit in 2016.

“I wouldn’t be where I am right now without my family, my supporters, and all of those who helped me or pushed me along the way,” Michael said. “We get frustrated sometimes, and we find ourselves in slumps, but the good times we have make up for the bad times one thousand times over. We are heading into the weekend with a lot of confidence. We are comfortable with both of these tracks. It’s never too late in the year to start of streak of great finishes.”

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: 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.

 

 

GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY OFFERING TWO BIG NIGHTS OF RACING, SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, TOPPED BY $30,000 TO WIN FREEDOM 76 FEATURING A BEVY OF TOP RACING TALENTS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 15, 2017 . . . The excitement, the action, of the 47th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic In Honor of Bruce Rogers is already started. There are campers in place as they set up their home for the weekend on the Grandview Speedway grounds.

Tonight fans will be entertained with a doubleheader show of Mid Atlantic Sprint Series 305 Sprints and Sportsman stock cars as they get warmed up for the big show, the Freedom 76, on Saturday. Point leader Bill Stief has Tommy Carberry chasing him for the MASS title. Just two points separate the top two with Eddie Wagner, Tim Tanner Jr and Jeff Geiges close behind.

The Sportsman racers will be racing in the Freedom 38’er that pays $1,500 to the winner. Actually only those who survive the qualifying events will get to chase for the $1,500. Most of the track regulars are expected to see action with a number of visitors.

Racing will get the green flag at 7 p.m. with adult admission priced at just $12. Youngsters 6 through 11 pay $5 and kids under 6 are admitted for free. Pit admission, no license required, is $30. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Fans are reminded that advance tickets for the Freedom 76 will be on sale Friday night. Adult tickets are $35 while on Saturday the price is $40. Youngsters 6 through 11 pay $10 and kids under 6 are admitted free. Pit passes are $45 with no license required.

Bright and early on Saturday dozens of Modifieds will be making their way into the pit area to be inspected. Activities start with pit gates open at 9 a.m. Competitors must be registered by 4 p.m. while competitors will draw for starting positions at 4:30 p.m. A drivers meeting is set for 5:15 p.m. with warm-ups at 6 p.m.

Additional drivers, in addition to those already announced, include feature winners Clay Butler, Brian Krummel, Kevin Hirthler and Brett Kressley. Fan favorites entered include Bobby Gunther Walsh, John Willman, Joe “Geezer” Fanelli, Ken Gilmore, Mike Laise, Ron Seltman, Ryan Beltz, Kory Fleming, Nate Christman, Justin Grim, veteran Doug Pannepacker, and other surprise last minute entries representing a variety of area speedways.

Advance ticketholders will be admitted on Saturday at 3 p.m. with ticket windows open at 3:30 p.m. Racing gets the green at 7 p.m. A full slate of qualifying events, the Pioneer Metal Roofing Cash Dash, Schaefer Motorsports Minuteman 20 leading up to the grand finale the $30,000 to win Freedom 76.

Parking and camping is available on the speedway grounds. Some areas, not on the speedway grounds, will have fees.

Check out www.grandviewspeedway.com and link on Freedom 76 for more information.

Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay track, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. The track office telephone number is 610.754.7688.

 

 

MIKE EMHOF MOTORSPORTS PRESENTS AWARD FOR HIGHEST-FINISHING EAGLE CHASSIS AT CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS
by Tommy Goudge (September 15, 2017) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that Mike Emhof Motorsports will again sponsor a cash award at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

The $200 award will be presented by Mike Emhof Motorsports to the highest-finishing team racing an Eagle chassis on Saturday, September 16. Many other cash prizes will also be available, pushing the total purse for the Saturday, September 16 event over $70,000. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements regarding Canada’s largest short track event!

About Mike Emhof Motorsports: Mike Emhof offers his knowledge and racing experience through his open-wheel racing parts distribution business. Mike’s years of experience behind the wheel and with wrenches in hand help racers make sound purchasing decisions when choosing quality products for top performance on the track. When you choose Mike Emhof Motorsports, you are choosing a solid reputation in quality products. Mike Emhof Motorsports represents dozens of product manufacturers, and offers thousands of products, and is track-side at open wheel racing events throughout the northeast on a weekly basis. They are current with changes in the sport, and their product lines represent those changes. Centrally located in Sodus, New York, Mike Emhof Motorsports is 45 minutes east of Rochester, New York, and just over an hour west of Syracuse New York. If you want your speed parts as quick as your car, give Mike Emhof Motorsports a call for all of your open wheel racing needs at 585-370-6495, or visit their website at www.mikeemhofmotorsports.com

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
Tickets and campsite reservations are available NOW for the 2017 CSCN weekend coming up on September 15 and September 16. Call 519-717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information on ticket sales and campsite reservations.

#CSCN2017
The 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend kicks off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 14, while racing will commence Friday, September 15 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16.

The 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will again pay $12,000 USD-to-win and $1,000 USD-to-start the 35 lap A-Feature, along with several other cash awards. The entry list currently stands at 63 cars, with more expected. Many CSCN entrants will represent one of the six official affiliate sanctions for the event, including the Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Car division, the Southern Ontario Sprints tour, Patriot Sprint Tour, Empire Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, and Great Lakes Super Sprints. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 16.

This year’s Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals again includes a pair of 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Both of the Twin 15 A-Feature winners on Friday will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.

The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout will feature top drivers from each of the six CSCN affiliate sanctions. The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge”.

CSCN ENTRY INFO
Entries continue to be accepted for the 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=5093

BORDER CROSSING
Teams traveling to Ohsweken from outside Canada are encouraged to click on the following link – http://www.ohswekenspeedway.ca/BorderForm.pdf – to view and print documents which will help you in the international border crossing process.

LIVE PPV
Live pay-per-view video is available for both the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 15, and the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16. Visit www.CanadianSprintCarNationals.com for details.

CSCN HISTORY
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America and beyond. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 12 previous editions, with a total of 249 different drivers from 16 American states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

PAST CSCN WINNERS:
2005 – Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville OH USA
2006 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2007 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2008 – Wayne Johnson, Mustang OK USA
2009 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2010 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale TX USA
2012 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2013 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2014 – Jessica Zemken, Sprakers NY USA
2015 – Bryan Howland, Auburn NY USA
2016 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo IN USA
About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule since 2007.

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September 24th Patriot Sprint Tour and CRSA Sprints Events at Rolling Wheels Cancelled

By Curtis Berleue (Sodus, NY) | It is with great disappointment that Mike Emhof Motorsports announces the cancellation of its sprint car events at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park for Sunday, September 24. Both the Patriot Sprint Tour and CRSA Sprints events have been removed from the schedule and will not be made up.

“After multiple attempts at contact, details for our season finale at Rolling Wheels were unable to be worked out,” stated owner Mike Emhof. “We had cars from all across the northeast planning on joining us, and I would like to apologize to both the teams and fans that we will no longer be running this event.”

The next American event for the Patriot Sprint Tour will be on Friday, September 22 at Outlaw Speedway, a challenge event with URC and ESS paying $5,000 to win. The series will then move east to continue the ‘Weekend of Money’ at the Fonda Speedway for the final event of 2017, the Kramer Williamson Memorial paying $5,073 to win.

Next up for the CRSA Sprints will be Friday, September 22 at the Fonda Speedway, followed by a return visit to Afton Motorsports Park on Friday, October 6. The season finale for the CRSA Sprints will be on Saturday, October 21 at Orange County Fair Speedway, part of the annual Eastern States Weekend.

For up to the minute news and information, be sure to visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com, www.CRSASprintCars.com, ‘like’ the Patriot Sprint Tour and CRSA Sprints on Facebook, and follow @PatriotSprints & @CRSAsprints on Twitter.

 

 

LIVE PAY-PER-VIEW BROADCAST AVAILABLE FROM THE CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

by Tommy Goudge (September 15, 2017) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Can’t make it to the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals this weekend? We’ve got you covered with live pay-per-view video from the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

Don’t miss a minute of the action as more than 60 Sprint Car teams go after the $12,000 USD winner’s prize this weekend! Access to the pay-per-view broadcast is available for $20 USD on Friday, September 15, and $30 USD on Saturday, September 16. A credit card is required to access the content, which will be available at www.CanadianSprintCarNationals.com

The total purse for the Saturday, September 16 event stands at well over $70,000. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements regarding Canada’s largest short track event!

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! Tickets and campsite reservations are available NOW for the 2017 CSCN weekend coming up on September 15 and September 16. Call 519-717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information on ticket sales and campsite reservations.

#CSCN2017 The 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend kicks off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 14, while racing will commence Friday, September 15 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16.

The 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will again pay $12,000 USD-to-win and $1,000 USD-to-start the 35 lap A-Feature, along with several other cash awards. The entry list currently stands at 63 cars, with more expected. Many CSCN entrants will represent one of the six official affiliate sanctions for the event, including the Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Car division, the Southern Ontario Sprints tour, Patriot Sprint Tour, Empire Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, and Great Lakes Super Sprints. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 16.

This year’s Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals again includes a pair of 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Both of the Twin 15 A-Feature winners on Friday will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.

The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout will feature top drivers from each of the six CSCN affiliate sanctions. The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge”.

CSCN ENTRY INFO Entries continue to be accepted for the 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=5093

BORDER CROSSING Teams traveling to Ohsweken from outside Canada are encouraged to click on the following link – http://www.ohswekenspeedway.ca/BorderForm.pdf – to view and print documents which will help you in the international border crossing process.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America and beyond. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 12 previous editions, with a total of 249 different drivers from 16 American states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

PAST CSCN WINNERS: 2005 – Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville OH USA 2006 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada 2007 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada 2008 – Wayne Johnson, Mustang OK USA 2009 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA 2010 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA 2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale TX USA 2012 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada 2013 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA 2014 – Jessica Zemken, Sprakers NY USA 2015 – Bryan Howland, Auburn NY USA 2016 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo IN USA About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule since 2007.

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FINE TOUCH COLLISION PRESENTS ROOKIE OF THE NATIONALS AWARD AT CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

 by Tommy Goudge (September 14, 2017) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that Fine Touch Collision will again sponsor a cash award at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 16.

The Rookie of the Nationals Award presented by Fine Touch Collision includes a $500 CAD cash prize for the highest-finishing driver who is competing in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals for the first time. Eight drivers on the pre-entry list of 63 are currently eligible for the award, including: Holly Porter (Delhi, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway), Kelly Hebing (Ontario, New York – Empire Super Sprints), Brett Wright (East Chatham, New York – Empire Super Sprints), Jonathan Preston (Romulus, New York – Empire Super Sprints), Devon Dobie (Wapakoneta, Ohio – National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders), Davie Franek (Wantage, New Jersey), Pete Richardson (Vernon, New York – Patriot Sprint Tour), and Chad Miller (Amsterdam, New York – Empire Super Sprints).

Many other cash prizes will also be available, pushing the total purse for the Saturday, September 16 event over $70,000. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming soon regarding Canada’s largest short track event!

About Fine Touch Collision: Proudly serving the London area since 1985, Fine Touch Collision provides quality collision repairs and auto body painting. Offering free drive-in computerized estimates, or by appointment at your home or office, the staff at Fine Touch are insurance collision claims specialists for import and domestic vehicles, and lifetime collision repair warranty. Fine Touch Collision – where great friendships are made by accidents! Visit them at 31 Emery Street West in London, Ontario, call them at 519-432-1953, and visit their website at www.FineTouchCollision.com

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! Tickets and campsite reservations are available NOW for the 2017 CSCN weekend coming up on September 15 and September 16. Call 519-717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information on ticket sales and campsite reservations.

#CSCN2017 The 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend kicks off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 14, while racing will commence Friday, September 15 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16.

The 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will again pay $12,000 USD-to-win and $1,000 USD-to-start the 35 lap A-Feature, along with several other cash awards. The entry list currently stands at 63 cars, with more expected. Many CSCN entrants will represent one of the six official affiliate sanctions for the event, including the Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Car division, the Southern Ontario Sprints tour, Patriot Sprint Tour, Empire Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, and Great Lakes Super Sprints. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 16.

This year’s Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals again includes a pair of 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Both of the Twin 15 A-Feature winners on Friday will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.

The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout will feature top drivers from each of the six CSCN affiliate sanctions. The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge”.

CSCN ENTRY INFO Entries continue to be accepted for the 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=5093

BORDER CROSSING Teams traveling to Ohsweken from outside Canada are encouraged to click on the following link – http://www.ohswekenspeedway.ca/BorderForm.pdf – to view and print documents which will help you in the international border crossing process.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America and beyond. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 12 previous editions, with a total of 249 different drivers from 16 American states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

PAST CSCN WINNERS: 2005 – Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville OH USA 2006 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada 2007 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada 2008 – Wayne Johnson, Mustang OK USA 2009 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA 2010 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA 2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale TX USA 2012 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada 2013 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA 2014 – Jessica Zemken, Sprakers NY USA 2015 – Bryan Howland, Auburn NY USA 2016 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo IN USA About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule since 2007.

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The Ironmen of DCRP

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 14, 2017) – Each year, more than 200 drivers take part in at least some portion of Dodge City Raceway Park championship chase action with upwards of 100 or so possible on any given race night.

With Saturday’s Fifth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event set to bring the curtains down on the 2017 DCRP title chases, this year is no exception with 208 drivers having already competed in at least one round of racing action.

Getting a racecar to the race track isn’t always an easy task. Any number of factors can force any racer to miss a night at the track. From the time of maintenance and the cost to do so, to work commitments and family commitments, and to any other number of things that just go hand in hand with the overall life experience.

But, there are some that always find a way. When the gates open at the track, some of the same familiar truck and trailer combos soon pull though those gates regardless of how hot or cold it may be and with a blind eye to potentially threatening skies.

The following eight drivers could easily be considered “The Ironmen of DCRP” with the rare race missed over the past five full seasons of competition atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.

The Ironmen in terms of active races-competed-in streaks are as follows…

Tom Reed (Kalvesta, KS), IMCA Hobby Stock #7 – 61+ Races

The ol’ red No. 7 Hobby Stock has been a fixture at DCRP in recent years. In fact, the streak of races-competed-in stands at the very minimum of 61 races with the Kalvesta racer on hand for every event since the beginning of the 2012 season. Ranked seventh in points going into Saturday’s finale, Reed has finished among the top ten over each of the past five years with a three-year stretch of fifth-place finishes in 2013, 2014 and 2015 his best.

Jesse Smith (Dodge City, KS), IMCA Modified #01 – 61 Races

Smith is about to finish off his fifth full season of not missing a race at DCRP with his last absence 62 races back in July of 2012. Going into Saturday’s finale ninth in points, Smith tries to finish off a fourth top-ten finish over the past five seasons with a runner-up finish in 2013 his best season yet.

Jeff Kaup (Woodward, OK), IMCA Sport Modified #92 – 56 Races

Kaup likely has the 115 mile path from Woodward to DCRP pretty well memorized, making the journey for each event since the 2012 season finale. Kaup has made the most of it by racking up 15 wins among 45 top-fives and three championships (2013, 2014 and 2015) over those 56 races. He will make it a fourth title in five years provided he extends the streak to 57 races on Saturday night.

Kale Beavers (Pierceville, KS), IMCA Modified #25 – 55 Races

Making the hour-and-a-half round trip for each event since the onset of the 2013 season, Beavers broke into victory lane on race number 53 of the streak on July 15. Going into Saturday’s finale ranked sixth in points, Beavers needs to gain just 15 points on his closest rival to rank among the top five for a third-consecutive year after finishes of seventh in both 2013 and 2014.

Nick Link (Rolla, KS), IMCA Modified #1n – 53 Races

Making the 200 mile round trip from Rolla, the reigning track champ has pulled the colorful No. 1n Modified through the gates for every race since the second event in April of the 2013 season. After three top-ten points finishes from 2013 to 2015, Link made the jump from sixth in 2015 to capture the title on the final night last year. Just 15 points ahead of third-ranked Kevin Gray, Link will try to hold on to the second spot in Saturday’s finale.

Marlin Hogie (Ulysses, KS), IMCA Stock Car #33 – 52 Races

Hogie carries the longest streak in the Stock Car ranks, having hit the track in the yellow No. 33 for every race since the beginning of the 2013 season. With a pair of wins along the way, Hogie will finish off a fourth season among the top three in points with a runner-up finish in 2013 his best.

Brian May (Spearville, KS), IMCA Sport Modified #8 – 50 Races

At the half-century mark after last missing a race in mid-June of 2013, May looks to finish off his best season yet after finishing up seventh in both 2013 and 2014 and then fourth in 2015 and 2016. May goes into Saturday’s finale second in points, though his cushion is just 3 and 16 points over the Wiens duo of Kyle and then Alex.

Tracy Link (Rolla, MO), IMCA Modified #2L – 43 Races

The elder of the father-son Link duo from Rolla, Tracy has hit the track at DCRP with his son each time since the kickoff of the 2014 season. Picking up a win on June 17, Link enters Saturday’s finale one spot outside the top ten but just 23 points or fewer behind three different drivers as he vies for a fourth consecutive finish among the top ten in points.

The top five active races-competed-in streaks going into Saturday’s finale:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars (DCRP track division since 2015): 1. (tie) Jordan Knight, Tyler Knight and Kris Moore 28, 4. Taylor Velasquez 23, 5. Brandy Jones 11.

IMCA Modifieds: 1. Jesse Smith 61, 2. Kale Beavers 55, 3. Nick Link 53, 4. Tracy Link 43, 5. Tom Beavers 28.

IMCA Sport Modifieds: 1. Jeff Kaup 56, 2. Brian May 50, 3. Kyle Wiens 24, 4. Alex Wiens 20, 5. Joey Maupin 9.

IMCA Stock Cars (Top 3): 1. Marlin Hogie 52, 2. Ondre Rexford 9, 3. Angel Munoz 7.

IMCA Hobby Stocks: 1. Tom Reed 61+, 2. Matt O’Hair 25, 3. Tyler Walker 20, 4. Duane Wahrman 16, 5. Reagan Sellard 15.

Saturday’s Fifth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event features a full slate of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. URSS Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks. Racing action goes green at 7:00 p.m.

General admission for Saturday night’s Fifth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event are just $20 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Comfort Suites located at 2700 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard in Dodge City, KS, is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. The Comfort Suites official internet site is located at https://www.choicehotels.com/kansas/dodge-city/comfort-suites-hotels/ks193. Those staying at the Comfort Suites will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit.

The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park consists of 14 scheduled nights of racing action with the regular season coming to a conclusion with the Saturday night, September 16, Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event.

The complete 2017 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

Bowers and Taylor Lead Team ILP to Victory Lane in Wisconsin and Colorado

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Sept. 14, 2017) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Ryan Bowers and Zac Taylor each recorded a feature victory last weekend.

Bowers scored his first win of the season on Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., where he claimed the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series event.

Taylor won his third straight race on Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., to give him seven victories this season.

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

Seth Bergman posted a runner-up result on Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway in Murfreesboro, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region; a third-place finish on Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region and ASCS Red River Region; and a fifth-place result on Friday at Flint Creek Speedway in Colcord, Okla., with the ASCS Red River Region.

Johnny Herrera netted a second-place finish on Friday at Flint Creek Speedway with the ASCS Red River Region and a fourth-place result on Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

Dominic Scelzi earned his first career podium finish with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Friday when he placed third at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif.

Derek Hagar charged from 15th to fourth place on Saturday at I-30 Speedway at the ASCS Mid-South Region and ASCS Red River Region event.

Kevin Swindell Racing and Spencer Bayston finished fourth on Saturday at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill., with the MOWA Series and on Wednesday at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Ill., with the IRA Sprint Car Series.

Kerry Madsen led Big Game Motorsports to a fifth-place finish both Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., during the Tuscarora 50 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

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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); 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); Sammy Swindell - 3 (Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark., on June 9; Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., on July 29 and Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on Aug. 26); 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) and Channin Tankersley - 1 (Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, on June 16).

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Baughman Finishes One Spot Shy of Making Tuscarora 50 A Main With All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Sept. 14, 2017) - Josh Baughman made a huge leap forward between the two Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions nights at Port Royal Speedway last weekend during the Tuscarora 50.

Baughman kicked off the event on Friday by qualifying fifth quickest in his group, which missed the heat race inversion by only one spot and a total of less than three hundredths of a second. He then finished where he started - fifth - in a heat race. That relegated him to the 13th starting position in the B Main.

"That heat race inversion is just about everything," he said. "If we hit that and start on the front row of the heat race than we just have to maintain to lock into the dash, which would have started us in the first few rows of the main event. By missing the inversion we had to advance several spots in the heat race just to make the main event. And when you start that far back in the B Main it's just about impossible to make the show."

Baughman placed 13th in the consolation race, but he returned to the half-mile oval on Saturday for the $50,000-to-win finale on point.

"We were a lot stronger in qualifying," he said. "Unfortunately, we qualified just a bit too well and didn't hit the heat race inversion right."

Baughman qualified fourth quickest out of more than 30 competitors in his group. That lined him up third in a heat race. He finished fifth to miss locking into the main event by two positions. That relegated him to the B Main, in which he advanced from seventh to fifth place to miss transferring into the A Main by only one spot.

"That's tough to be that close to making one of the biggest events of the year, but it's motivation for our team," he said. "We made progress from Night 1 to Night 2 so I'm looking forward to seeing how we keep improving our 410 program."

Baughman is scheduled to compete this Friday at Clay County Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, and Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., with the IRA Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 8 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 13 (13).

Sept. 9 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 5 (7).

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 14 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Clay County Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, and Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., with the IRA Series

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 - Hollywood Blasting & Coating

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"I want to thank the employees at Hollywood Blasting & Coating for their support of our race team," Baughman said.

Baughman would also like to thank Fischer Body Shop, Beard Equipment, PPG, Precision Cataylst, 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.

 

 

Kevin Swindell Racing and Bayston Finish Fourth With MOWA and IRA

Inside Line Promotions - JOLIET, Ill. (Sept. 14, 2017) - Kevin Swindell Racing was in contention to win all three races during the last week.

The Swindell Speed Lab backed team competed last Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., where driver Spencer Bayston qualified seventh quickest before he maneuvered from fourth to win a MOWA Series heat race. The feature inversion lined him up on the pole for the main event.

"We were really good and I was out cruising," he said. "I just made a simple driver mistake. I got tight on entry. The cushion was on the wall in turns three and four. I straightened it out and tried to get the car to come back down. It pushed up with all the momentum. I tagged the wall with the right rear tire and it cut it down. That ended our night early. We lost a win from my mistake. I felt terrible about that."

Bayston led the majority of the race prior to the late-race incident, which resulted in a 17th-place result following the DNF.

The team ventured to Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill., where Bayston set quick time during MOWA Series qualifying on Saturday. He then charged from sixth to win a heat race before lining up fourth in the main event.

"The track laid rubber pretty early," Swindell said. "It was just ice for four or five laps and then rubber. They rode in line. There wasn't a lot you could do."

Bayston competed in the top five throughout the race before ending fourth.

He returned to action Wednesday at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 with the IRA Sprint Car Series. Bayston timed in third quickest during qualifying before rallying from third to win a heat race. That earned a spot in the feature redraw.

"We drew the No. 5 and (Ian) Madsen and (Bill) Balog drew the front row," Swindell said. "The top was so sandy. If you got close to anyone on the top you'd lose air and get tight. Whenever you'd get within three car lengths of a guy you'd lose air, give it back and start over again."

Bayston advanced to third before he finished with a fourth-place result for the second straight race.

"We were really, really good off the trailer," he said. "The car had great speed. I was able to work the bottom in turns one and two better than most guys on the start and restarts. As soon as we got spread out on green flag runs what I was able to do on the starts wasn't as strong under green."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 8 - Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 17 (1).

Sept. 9 - Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 4 (4).

Sept. 13 - Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Ill . - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 4 (5).

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Arai Helmets

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"Arai Helmets are the best fitting helmet I've ever worn," Swindell said. "Visually and structurally it's the best thing I've ever put on my head."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Mike Curb and Curb Records, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, 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.

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Outlaws Close 2017 California Tour in Wine Country

INDIANAPOLIS (September 14, 2017) – For most, a trip to Napa Valley offers the opportunity to relax, unwind and enjoy the fruits of labor of a successful growing season. Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz is certainly a connoisseur of fine wine, enjoys relaxing and unwinding, but not when there is a World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship out there to chase.

With only 18 races remaining in the 2017 season, the eight-time and reigning WoO champion will be all business this weekend as the series returns to Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway for the two-night Wine Country Outlaw Showdown Friday and Saturday night.

The weekend marks the end of the Outlaws’ California slate for 2017 and Schatz would like nothing more than bookend the 11-race Golden State schedule with another California victory – or two – to go with his early season triumph at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. Schatz and the TSR Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance-backed team return to the picturesque half-mile, dirt oval as the most recent Outlaw winners at the facility as Schatz raced past Craig Dollansky midway through the 25-lap A-Feature back in April 2015 to score his third career WoO A-Feature victory at the track.

The North Dakota racer first made laps in Calistoga during his rookie season with the Outlaws in 1997 during the annual Harvest Classic. He first tasted victory at the fairgrounds in 2004, winning the second preliminary feature. Success continued the following season with a runner-up finish in the second preliminary feature and a thrilling win in the 2005 Harvest Classic finale. He was on the podium the following season and raced to a pair of top-10 finishes in 2007. It was three years later when the Outlaws made their return to the track in the spring of 2011 and Schatz charged from 17th to seventh. Mother Nature pushed the 2012 race from April to September and the timing was perfect for Schatz to score his second career WoO A-Feature win at the track. The flag-to-flag victory pushed Schatz to a 50-point lead in the championship standings and he would go on to win his fifth WoO title.

After a demanding Gold Cup Race of Champions weekend at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Schatz and his TSR crew of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti are looking forward to closing out California on a high note. Last Saturday’s run from 25th to 11th in the 40-lap Gold Cup finale earned Schatz the KSE Hard Charger Award for the night, but also ended a 29-race top-10 streak. The team is determined to put itself in position to start a new streak this weekend – more along the lines of finishing on the podium, or most certainly within the top-five.

Through 70 of the 92 scheduled races, Schatz holds the top position in the championship standings with 9,230 points and has a 90-point lead over second-place Brad Sweet. Schatz leads the series with 17 WoO A-Feature victories and 51 top-five finishes, and his 59 top-10s are tied for most with Sweet.

ENTER TO WIN A DONNY SCHATZ-THEMED HDX

Just over two weeks remain for fans to enter to win one of the most unique giveaways in motorsports. Schatz and his team set out in 2017 to come out on top in the WoO championship battle, but that was just one of the goals for TSR, Arctic Cat and Donny Schatz this season. Another was to promote the shared passion to reach greatness without limits. And fans can still enter to win a chance to join the ultimate limitless ride. TSR, Arctic Cat and Schatz are encouraging everyone to visit www.arcticcat.com/donnyschatzhdx today through Oct. 1 and register to win by random draw a customized, one-of-a-kind, Donny Schatz-themed Arctic Cat HDX 700 all-terrain vehicle.

The grand-prize winner will receive a trip for two to the Outlaws’ season-ending World Finals in Charlotte, North Carolina, including VIP ticket package and participation in a prerace ceremony, during which he or she will receive the keys to the Donny Schatz-themed HDX from the 10-time Knoxville Nationals champion.

RACE NOTES

Both nights at Calistoga, the pit gates at 2 p.m. PDT and the grandstands will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.calistogaspeedway.org or call (707) 942-5111.

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:

After several weeks of competing on short tracks, this weekend provides you the opportunity to compete on a half-mile, dirt oval. From the driver’s seat, what is the biggest difference between the track sizes?

“Things just happen a lot quicker on the short tracks. You are in and out of the corners and in and out of lapped traffic almost all the time. These Sprint cars have so much power and can make so much speed on the bigger tracks. You can really use all of that to your advantage. You still have to have your car right in order to take advantage of everything. Qualifying is just so important. We’re looking forward to getting back to Calistoga and working with our big-track package. That’s just one of the things that makes being an Outlaw fun. You have to adjust and adapt not only from track to track, but you have to do that as the night goes on. When you qualify, you might attack the track a certain way, but you probably can’t race that way. Finding a rhythm and making good corners is a big deal. The way you get in affects the way you get out. And a lot of times, that’s where you are making your move forward.”

You and your team have had some success at Calistoga in the past. How important is it to put a couple of strong nights on the board to close out California?

“It’s important for us to have good finishes every night. The old saying goes that you are only as good as your last race. Well, we weren’t very good at the Gold Cup, so we have a lot to improve on this weekend. The number of chances you have to win this season are dwindling down. We know we have a couple of chances this weekend that we’d really like to take advantage of. My guys (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti) have worked really hard all season and finishing strong has always been something this team has put a lot of emphasis on. We know these are our last two races in California before heading back to across the country to continue on this journey. I’ve always enjoyed Calistoga. This trip, it’s much more of a business trip than what it was like early in my career, but I’m good with that. It’s a fun place to race and we have a good opportunity there in front of us.”

 

 

Allegheny Sprint Tour helps headline Autumn Motive Fest at Lernerville; Series to award multiple contingency prizes

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SARVER, PA (September 14, 2017) - Officially entering the final clip of the 2017 season, the IMCA/Racesaver Allegheny Sprint Tour will invade Sarver, Pennsylvania’s Lernerville Speedway on Saturday evening, September 16, and in addition to a full, competitive program, teams will compete for an extended list of contingency awards and prizes, all capped off with a 25-lap, $500-to-win/$150-to-start main event.

In fact, Lernerville Speedway will host the IMCA/Racesaver Allegheny Sprint Tour on two, separate occasions to help close down their 2017 campaign; Autumn Motive Fest on Saturday, September 16, as well as during the annual DIRTcar Roundup/Steel City Stampede in mid-October.

“We appreciate what the Allegheny Sprint Tour officials do for us. On multiple occasions this season, Series supporters have stepped up to provide special incentives toward travel and racing. It gives us something extra to race for every time we are on the track,” Greg Dobrosky explained, Allegheny Sprint Tour regular. “Lernerville is a special place with a lot of history. I’m excited to get back there.”

IMCA Racesaver Contingency Awards for Saturday, September 16: $100 Longest Tow Award on behalf of J&J Outdoor Power Equipment One right rear tire for feature Hard Charger One case of Schaeffer’s Racing Oil for each heat race winner NAPA Auto Parts cleaning supplies for Best Appearing Car One case of Brad Penn Oil for Hard Luck Award presented by Townsend Gas & Oil Overall Fast Qualifier will receive new tire on behalf of Lias Tire.

Saturday’s Autumn Motive Fest at Lernerville Speedway will also feature a Classic Car Show, RibFest, and Chili Cook-Off. Those events will begin as early as 9:00 am on the Lernerville Speedway grounds and will remain free to the general public. Gates for the Autumn Motive Fest racing program will open at 5PM. To enter the speedway, a pass will need to be purchased.

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

 

 

Marks Qualifies for Gold Cup; Excited for Calistoga Debut

By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Anthony Corini

MYERSTOWN, PA (September 14, 2017) - This portion of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule is tough even for the most experienced teams. Six races in eight days across three states concluded this past Saturday at the Silver Dollar Speedway where Brent Marks and his crew made their inaugural visit the night before.

Brent Marks qualified for the Gold Cup Race of Champions, no easy task with 40 cars signed in, including the best of the West Coast, in attendance. After falling a lap down, Marks went pit-side to avoid interfering with the race and was scored 24th. The night before resulted in Marks’ only DNQ on the West Coast as he was bounced out of a transfer spot by another competitor in his heat race. “Chico was tough. It was definitely a different type of animal. It was definitely different than anything I’ve ever raced on before and we learned a lot over the weekend. I’m looking forward to getting back there next year,” Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/ Eagle Hotel/No. 19, said.

The highlight of the West Coast trip, thus far, was Marks’ effort at the Willamette Speedway in Oregon where Marks scored a strong seventh place finish from his 13th starting position. Throughout the four races in Washington and Oregon, Marks passed an impressive 21 cars during main event competition.

After a few days at home with the family, Brent Marks returns to complete the West Coast tour at the scenic Calistoga Speedway Friday and Saturday September 15 and 16. “I am really looking forward to Calistoga. I think it fits my driving style,” Marks said. After a month of short tracks, Calistoga will be the first half-mile the World of Outlaws have seen since the Black Hills Speedway in South Dakota, where Marks scored a strong top-ten finish.

Upcoming: 9/15 – Calistoga Speedway 9/16 – Calistoga Speedway

Quick Results: 9/1/17 – Skagit Speedway - 21st to 13th 9/2/17 – Skagit Speedway - 16th 9/4/17 – Grays Harbor Raceway – 19th to 13th 9/6/17 - Willamette Speedway – 13th to 7th 9/8/17 – Silver Dollar Speedway – DNQ 9/9/17 – Silver Dollar Speedway - 24th

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 and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

Brent Marks now also has a personal Twitter account that you can follow him at https://twitter.com/brentmarks19?lang=en.

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

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.

 

 

MADSEN OVERHEAD DOOR SIGNS AS SPONSOR OF FIRST ALBANY, NY INDOOR RACE

TRENTON, NJ SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 . . . The level of interest for the First Annual Albany Indoor Race has now attracted its first event sponsor in Madsen Overhead Door. The Friday and Saturday, February 9-10, 2018 event inside the remodeled Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y. will be the first of its kind in New York State since early spring, 2002. Race fans in New York State will be able to experience the thrill of high-speed auto racing in the dead of winter much like they did for many years at the opposite of end of the state at the Niagara Falls Convention Center where races were annually held three times annually.

The Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled by VP schedule calls for racing to start at 7:30 pm on Friday and 7:00 pm on Saturday. Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets will headline the program that will include the Slingshots with qualifying and feature events both days. An on the track fan fest will be held on Saturday night. The Albany race is the finale of the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels season and will be the site for the crowning of the 2018 Series champion.

Madsen Overhead Door, which been a prominent supporter of dirt track race teams for many years, including the efforts of 2017 Lebanon Valley Speedway track champion Brett Hearn. They have signed with the Indoor Auto Racing Series to market their company as the Presenting Sponsor of the Saturday night racing program. The company, which began business in 1954, is a family owned, third generation enterprise located in Columbia County, NY in the foothills of the Berkshires. Madsen Overhead Door is recognized for selling and installing high quality overhead garage doors and electric operators with fast, friendly service for residential and commercial needs. The firm serves the Albany Capital District, a wide swath of New York State, as well as western Massachusetts and northwestern Connecticut.

For choice tickets, contact the Times Union Center Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, or visit online at ticketmaster.com.

“The best seats sell out quickly at all of our races,” said event promoter Len Sammons. “And with Albany being a totally new race, tickets will be moving fast.”

The Indoor Auto Racing Series opens its 16th year with the highly anticipated East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals on Friday and Saturday, December 1-2, 2017 inside the Sun National Bank Center near the State Capital Building in Trenton, N.J. This event is also new, however, the Sun Center has hosted TQ Midget racing on the arena concrete floor for the past four years.

The dirt race, a first of its kind in New Jersey, will feature Wingless 600 Micro Sprints. A huge field, strictly limited to the first 100 entrants will be in action both days. For choice tickets, contact the Sun National Bank Center Box Office by phone at 800-298-4200, online at sunnationalbankcenter.com.

The first Indoor Auto Racing Series 2018 point race of the year will be held on Friday and Saturday, January 5-6, 2018 inside the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pa. when the third annual Ironton Telephone sponsored races are held. The two days of racing consist of a complete program of racing for TQ Midgets both nights. Slingshots and Champ Karts will also be in competition. An on the track fan fest will be held on Saturday night. Tickets for premium seats are expected to go quickly. Early ticket purchase is advised. Racing starts at 7:30 pm on Friday and 7 pm on Saturday. For choice tickets, contact the PPL Center Box Office by phone at 610-347-TIXX (8499), online at pplcenter.com.

The series then moves to Atlantic City, NJ for the 16th annual Gambler’s Classic. The NAPA Auto Parts sponsored race weekend features racing on Friday and Saturday, January 26-27, 2018 inside historic Boardwalk Hall. Once again the TQ Midgets will be the spotlight as part of a triple-header that includes the Slingshots and Champ karts. For choice tickets for NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing Weekend, contact Ticketmaster, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, or the Area Auto Racing News office at 609-888-3618.

Complete series information for tickets, hotels and entries plus competitor rules and entry forms visit www.indoorautoracing.com.

Event and series sponsorships is available by e-mail to Danny Sammons at danny@aarn.com or calling 609-888-3618.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING SET TO WRAP-UP WEST COAST SWING IN WINE COUNTRY WINE COUNTRY OUTLAW SHOWDOWN:

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Larson Marks Racing conclude the second west coast swing with two nights of competition this weekend at the famed Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway half-mile.

CALISTOGA HISTORY: In 2015, Stewart timed in 14th in qualifying and won his heat race on Saturday night. He earned the sixth starting position for the feature in the dash and climbed to a second-place finish in the feature event. The following night, Stewart qualified second and finished fourth in his heat race, the dash and the main event.

WEST COAST RUN: In six races thus far on the west coast, the Larson Marks Racing team has been extremely stout, earning five top-10s, four podium finishes and three wins coming at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., Grays Harbor Racing in Elma, Wash., and the prestigious Gold Cup Race of Champions last weekend at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. Stewart has also earned two quick times and has advanced to fourth in the championship point standings, now 482 points behind leader, Donny Schatz.

STEWART ON MOMENTUM: "We've had such a great run in these past few weeks," said Stewart. "I've had a shot to win every single night and that gives me a tremendous amount of confidence every time I climb in the car. I am excited to get back to Calistoga and hopefully I can pick up my first ever win there."

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. Coming off of his fourth win of the regular season, Larson will be at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., this weekend to compete in the first 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 Calistoga Speedway, Larson Marks Racing will be back on track Friday, September 22 at Eldora Speedway for the BeFour the Crowns 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: 71 FAST TIME: 7 WINS: 9 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 27 TOP-10 FINISHES: 50

 

 

Century Mark: Bill Balog heads to Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header after 100th IRA Win

SPENCER, Iowa — September 14, 2017 — Bill Balog will head to the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header on Friday, September 15 at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, after making history on Wednesday night at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois. Balog was victorious at the three-eighths-mile to become the first driver in the history of the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Outlaw Sprint Series (IRA) to record 100 career wins. The IRA dates back to the 1960s, with the first series champion being crowned in 1967.

The IRA will be making their debut at the three-eights-mile as part of the famed Clay County Fair, which is billed as the “World’s Greatest County Fair.” Along with the IRA, the Upper Midwest Sprint Series (UMSS) will also be in action, as well as the Traditional Sprint Car Series (Non-wing) of the UMSS.

Balog, who is a native of North Pole, Alaska and now calls Hartland, Wisconsin home, has 12 wins this season with the IRA as he chases his eighth series championship. Balog won seven consecutive IRA titles between 2008 and 2014. He won an IRA-record 18 races in 2012.

Balog is the current IRA point leader and has racked up 22 top-10 finishes in 25 races, with 21 of those being top-five performances. He has won at seven different tracks in IRA competition. Balog has won three times at Beaver Dam Raceway, where in 2016 he became the first IRA driver to score a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win. He also has three wins this year at Wilmot Raceway, as well as scoring a pair of victories at the historic Angell Park Speedway. Balog has also visited victory lane with the IRA at ABC Raceway, Amsoil Speedway 141 Speedway and the Dirt Oval at Route 66.

The veteran driver also has won this season in a 360-sprint car with the Sprint Invaders series at Tipton, Iowa. Balog also has a couple of midget wins, with those coming at Indianola, Iowa and Angell Park Speedway, where he won both the midget and IRA feature on that same night.

Tickets for the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple-Header on Friday, September 15 at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa can purchased online at http://www.midwestix.com/organizations/clay-county-fair and at the track on race day. For ticket information, visit www.ClayCountyFair.com.

Speed Shift TV will also broadcast the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header. To order the live broadcast of the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header on Friday, September 15, visit https://www.speedshifttv.com.

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Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars Take On Royal Purple King Of The Wings Sprints

By Ben Deatherage

The big three-night finale for the 2017 Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars will get started on Thursday, September 14th, at Magic Valley Speedway, in Twin Falls, Idaho. It will also mark the first of three consecutive nights where the best pavement Sprint Car pilots defend their home turf against the cars and stars of the Royal Purple King Of The Wing Series.

It will no doubt be a big weekend of racing with around thirty-forty teams expected to make the journey to the state of Idaho. For Magic Valley Speedway it will be the biggest race the facility has ever hosted.

“We're very excited to have this series here and no doubt it is the biggest thing we've ever had here,” commented Eddy McKean promoter Magic Valley Speedway, “the track was repaved last September and it should be a good show.”

Once Thursday night is all completed the drivers will travel to Meridian Speedway for a two-night stand on Friday, September 15th, and Saturday, the 16th.

After six completed races for the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars there were five different winners. Aaron Willison is the only driver to win twice while Kyle Alberding, Bryan Warf, Tony Thomas, and Matt Hein are all one-time winners.

The Royal Purple King Of The Wing Series has only completed two races in 2017. Troy DeCaire was the big winner at Michigan's Kalamazoo Speedway on July 20th while the following night Bobby Santos III would get the job done at Toledo Speedway, in Ohio. The third race of that weekend, the 22nd, was unfortunately rained out at Auto City Speedway in Flint Michigan.

Be sure and stay up to date with the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series by visiting the series website at www.nsraracing.com. Also, check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

Admission prices for Thursday at Magic Valley Speedway are $25.00 for Adults and Kids (6-12) are $7.00 each. Gates open at 4:00 PM and Racing starts at 6:00. Friday and Saturday at Meridian are $18.00 each night for Adults, Seniors/Military $15.50, Kids (7-11) $6.50, and a Family Pass (including 2 Adults and up to 4 kids) for $46.00. Gates open at 4:00 PM each night and Racing begins at 6:30.

Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high-performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com.

2017 Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars Schedule: May 20th-Douglas County Speedway-Roseburg, OR-Rick Brown “Super Shoe”-Kyle Alberding June 2nd-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Diamond Cup-Tony Thomas June 3rd-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Diamond Cup-Bryan Warf July 29th-Evergreen Speedway-Monroe, WA-Rory Price Memorial-Aaron Willison August 11th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup-Aaron Willison August 12th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup-Matt Hein September 14th-Magic Valley Speedway-Twin Falls, ID (with King of the Wings) September 15th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Pink Lady Classic (with King of the Wings) September 16th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Pink Lady Classic (with King of the Wings)

Former Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars Champions: 1991- Allen Goetz 1992- Allen Goetz 1993- Allen Goetz 1994- Myron Gemmer 1995- Rick Brown 1996- Rick Brown 1997- Trevor Montgomery 1998- Trevor Montgomery 1999- Trevor Montgomery 2000- Trevor Montgomery 2001- Craig Deaver 2002- Rick Brown 2003- Pat Bliss 2004- Rick Brown 2005- Rick Brown 2006- Jeff Montgomery 2007- Andy Alberding 2008- Matt Hein 2009- Matt Hein 2010- Andy Alberding 2011- Sierra Jackson 2012- Andy Alberding 2013- Andy Alberding 2014- Matt Hein 2015- Matt Hein 2016- Matt Hein

 

 

BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT PRESENTS TRAVIS RUTZ LONG TOW AWARD AT CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS
Travis Rutz and his team traveled more than 4,200 kilometres to compete in the 2009 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals
by Tommy Goudge (September 13, 2017) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel will again sponsor an award at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 16.

The Travis Rutz Long Tow Award presented by Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel includes a $250 CAD cash prize for the team which travels the furthest distance to compete in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. The award is named for Travis Rutz, who traveled more than 4,200 kilometres with his team from their Langley, British Columbia home to race in the 2009 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Travis' promising career was cut short a week after he arrived in Ohsweken for the first time, as he suffered a severe brain injury in a Sprint Car crash at Terre Haute, Indiana. Although just 21 years old at the time of the crash, Travis’ resume already included a pair of wins in the Gold Cup – western Canada’s most prestigious Sprint Car race – at Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway, and 19 A-Feature wins at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Washington.

Many other cash prizes will also be available, pushing the total purse for the Saturday, September 16 event over $70,000. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming soon regarding Canada’s largest short track event!

About Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel: Located on Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls, Ontario, the Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel is one of the city’s most popular courtyard-style hotels. The Cade-family owned facility is located just minutes from many of Niagara Falls’ most popular attractions. Their enclosed courtyard is a tropical paradise featuring towering trees, gardens, and lush foliage. You’ll enjoy the heated indoor pool, gazebo, kids play park, whirlpool hot tubs, and Doc Magilligan’s Restaurant & Irish Pub. A visit to this beautiful region is only enhanced by the comfort and hospitality extended by the Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel. For more information, please visit them at 6400 Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls, call them at 1-800-263-2551, and visit their website at www.CairnCroft.com

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
Tickets and campsite reservations are available NOW for the 2017 CSCN weekend coming up on September 15 and September 16. Call 519-717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information on ticket sales and campsite reservations.

#CSCN2017
The 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will kick off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 14, while racing will commence Friday, September 15 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16.

The 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will again pay $12,000 USD-to-win and $1,000 USD-to-start the 35 lap A-Feature, along with several other cash awards. The entry list currently stands at 60 cars, with more expected this week. Many CSCN entrants will represent one of the six official affiliate sanctions for the event, including the Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Car division, the Southern Ontario Sprints tour, Patriot Sprint Tour, Empire Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, and Great Lakes Super Sprints. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 16.

This year’s Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals again includes a pair of 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Both of the Twin 15 A-Feature winners on Friday will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.

The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout will feature top drivers from each of the six CSCN affiliate sanctions. The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge”.

CSCN ENTRY INFO
Entries continue to be accepted for the 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=5093

BORDER CROSSING
Teams traveling to Ohsweken from outside Canada are encouraged to click on the following link – http://www.ohswekenspeedway.ca/BorderForm.pdf – to view and print documents which will help you in the international border crossing process.

CSCN HISTORY
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America and beyond. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 12 previous editions, with a total of 249 different drivers from 16 American states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

PAST CSCN WINNERS:
2005 – Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville OH USA
2006 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2007 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2008 – Wayne Johnson, Mustang OK USA
2009 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2010 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale TX USA
2012 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada
2013 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA
2014 – Jessica Zemken, Sprakers NY USA
2015 – Bryan Howland, Auburn NY USA
2016 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo IN USA
About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule since 2007.

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

OHSWEKEN PARTNERS
Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2017: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH - O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports racks up 11th top-10 finish

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 13, 2017 – After rain washed out the previous two weekends of racing, Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team eagerly returned to action last Saturday, Sept. 9 at The Plymouth Dirt Track. With a stout field of 29 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars signed in for the evening, Pokorski drew the sixth starting position in the third PDTR 360 Sprint Car heat race. Pokorski was strong from the start of the third heat race, working past three cars over the course of the 10-lap event to post a third-place showing and claim a spot in the 25-lap A-main event. Following the invert, Pokorski lined up fourth in the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main. The 2014 Midwest Sprint Car Association Masters Series champion ran in the third position in the early going utilizing the high line of the smooth, slick, multi-groove racing surface. As the race progressed, Pokorski struggled to find speed exiting the corners. He eventually placed eighth in the final running order in a race won by Justin Miller. It was Pokorski's 11th top-10 finish of the 2017 season. “The car felt really good all night,” Pokorski said. “I’m not sure what we were lacking in the feature, but we were getting beat on the corner exit.” Just one race remains on the 2017 schedule for the Pokorski Motorsports team on Saturday, Sept. 30, at The Plymouth Dirt Track. The event will cap the 2017 point series for both the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car division and Midwest Sprint Car Association. Heading into the final race of the season, Pokorski sits 9th in the PDTR Sprint Car point standings and 7th in MSA points. “I’m not ready for the season to be over yet, but it should be a great show on September 30th,” Pokorski said. “I’m a little disappointed with where we are sitting in the point standings, but we had an A-main win and some fun along the way this year. No matter what, we will be fired up to do it all again next year.” Along with the PDTR/MSA 360 Sprint Cars, the final race of the 2017 season at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, Sept. 30 will also feature the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Cars, Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Cars and Wisconsin-Illinois Mini Sprints. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. 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 Remaining Schedule

Saturday, September 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)

2017 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers

Total Events - 21 MSA events – 20 IRA events - 1 A-Main Victories - 1 Top Five A-Main Finishes - 5 Top 10 A-Main Finishes - 11 Heat Race Victories - 1

 

 

Jace Vander Weerd Records Season Best USAC/CRA Finish at Keller Auto Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night in Hanford, CA, Jace Vander Weerd had a strong that saw him record his season best finish of fifth with the USAC/CRA Series in what was the final night of CA Sprint Week 2017.

“It was a great night, and the track ended up being a lot more racy than I thought it would be,” Jace Vander Weerd said. “We had an even better than where we finish, but I was happy to get our best finish of the year in the 410.”

Going out early in time trials with a little grease still on the racing surface, Jace Vander Weerd got his night kicked off by timing the FK Rod Ends/PXP Racewear machine in 11th quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up third in his heat race, getting into a little grease at the start of the race, Vander Weerd would slip back and end up finishing in the fifth position.

Moving along to the 30-lap feature event, Vander Weerd would take the green flag from the 11th starting position aboard the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Mid-Valley Pipe entry.

Falling back to 13th initially, Vander Weerd took a liking to the bottom groove and was able to make up some ground as he patiently picked cars off. When the race’s first caution flew on the 23rd lap, Vander Weerd found himself in the eighth spot, but would look for more when the green lights returned.

Back underway, the Visalia, CA driver had a huge run that saw him work his way up into the fifth spot on the initial restart, but the caution would be displayed and his efforts would be negated.

Not having quite as good as a restart when the race finally resumed, Vander Weerd continued to be patient and was able to work his way forward to the fifth spot at the checkered flag.

“We had a really good car, and I think if I could have timed in better and started up front we would have been in the mix with those guys,” Vander Weerd added. “Like I said, it was a great night and I have to thank everyone involved with our team.”

Jace 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-0, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-12.

ON TAP: Vander Weerd will be back in action on Sept. 23rd at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, CA.

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

 

 

Richard Vander Weerd 14th at Keller Auto Speedway in Sprint Week Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- Picking up 12th and sixth place finishes during the opening two rounds of USAC/CRA Sprint Week at Calistoga over the Labor Day Weekend, Richard Vander Weerd picked the series back up on Saturday night for the final round of action and had a bit of a tough night as he finished 14th.

“It was a weird night on Saturday,” Richard Vander Weerd said. “I just couldn’t get comfortable in the car, and we really weren’t able to do much at all.”

On a wet track early in the night for qualifying time trials, the Visalia, CA pilot timed the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Mid-Valley Pipe No. 10 machine in 18th quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race on a very fast racing surface, Vander Weerd just couldn’t seem to get going as he struggled a bit slipping back to finish in the fourth spot.

Continuing to work on the Basic Industries/Factory Kahne Shocks/SWE entry, Vander Weerd would look to make some noise in the feature event as he took the green flag from the 18th starting position.

With the track still hooked up, Vander Weerd just never was able to get going as he ran towards the back of the pack for the duration of the 30-lap affair. Trying a few different things, Vander Weerd was able to make a little headway as he ended his night with a 14th place finish.

“It certainly was not our best night, and I am not sure why we struggled so much,” Vander Weerd said. “We will go to work the next couple of weeks and get ready for Perris Auto Speedway on the 23rd.”

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-19, Wins-1, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-14.

ON TAP: Richard Vander Weerd will be back in action on September 23rd at Perris Auto Speedway.

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

 

 

Trenca Excited for Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Sept. 13, 2017) - Joe Trenca is heading to one of his favorite events of the season this weekend.

The Mucci Motorsports competitor will tackle the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express this Friday and Saturday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada.

"I love racing at Ohsweken and during the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals," he said. "It's a great track that is a lot of fun to run on. The event is one of the biggest 360 shows of the year and a lot of talented drivers show up so it's a good time."

Trenca finished a career-best seventh at the track in July and he was running second at the oval last month when his front end broke.

"We've run well there before and the goal is to do that again this weekend," he said. "We've been really strong during our last couple of runs there so I'm looking forward to this weekend."

Trenca competed at Port Royal Speedway last weekend with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the Tuscarora 50.

He qualified 10th quickest in his group, placed ninth in a heat race and ended 13th in the C Main on Friday night. Trenca wrapped up the weekend on Saturday when he timed in 26th quickest in his group's qualifying before finishing eighth in a heat race.

"That's a tough, tough deal," he said. "For a team like ours to show up, having only raced a few laps at Port Royal and still new to the 410 scene, it is easy to get behind from the start. It boiled down to qualifying. We needed to put down a better qualifying lap each night to set ourselves up. On a positive note we gained more knowledge about racing at that track and we added more laps there so those things will help us down the road."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 8 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 9 (10); C Main: 13 (6).

Sept. 9 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 8 (9); C Main: DNS (-).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 10 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, for the Night Before the Nationals presented by Burger Barn and the 13 th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Schoenfeld Headers

Schoenfeld Headers is the manufacturer of competition headers, mufflers and exhaust systems specializing in circle track, drag, tractor pull and boat headers. For more information, visit http://www.SchoenfeldHeaders.com .

"Doug Schoenfeld and my grandfather have known each other for a really long time," Trenca said. "Doug has been a huge supporter and is a really good sponsor."

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, The Paladin Group, Mid Country Machinery, National Parts Peddler, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Weld Wheels, Fast Axle, 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.

 

 

Bergman Produces Podiums at I-30 and Diamond Park With ASCS Mid-South Region

Inside Line Promotions - MURFREESBORO, Ark. (Sept. 13, 2017) - Seth Bergman earned a trio of top-five finishes, including a pair of podiums, during a tripleheader last weekend.

Bergman opened the weekend on Friday at Flint Creek Speedway in Colcord, Okla., where he finished fourth in an ASCS Red River Region heat race. That ranked him ninth in overall points and missed a spot in the feature redraw by only one position.

"We moved forward and finished with a top five so that was positive," he said. "We've been struggling with various issues we're trying to fix. Our focus is on winning so if you're finishing in the top five you're putting yourself in a position to win."

Bergman rallied from ninth to a fifth-place result, which marked his fifth straight weekend with at least one top-five finish.

The momentum continued on Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., which hosted an ASCS Red River Region and ASCS Mid-South Region event. Bergman finished where he started - third - in a heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the seventh row for the A Main.

"We were buried pretty far in the A Main after not moving forward in the heat race," he said. "The track widened out and we were able to move around in the main event. Cars were all over the track from the top to the bottom so you had to be able to maneuver and be good at many spots on the track. We had a good car and it showed by how far we were able to move forward."

Bergman charged from 14th to third place to capture the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway, where Bergman maneuvered from fifth to fourth place in a heat race to make the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 5 to start the main event on the inside of the third row.

"There wasn't much passing so the draw and redraw were critical," he said. "It came down to whoever started on the front row was likely going to win the race and unfortunately we started in the third row. We moved up a row on the start when the driver in front of us crashed and then we were able to gain another position. The track wasn't super racy. Once you got going it was tough to make up ground. Midway through the race I moved to the bottom and started running the leader down. A caution came out at a bad time. Then he found the bottom. We had a restart and I was able to pull to his left rear, but that was as close as I could get."

Bergman's second-place finish was his 13th podium of the season.

He is slated to compete this Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 8 - Flint Creek Speedway in Colcord, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 5 (9).

Sept. 9 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 3 (14).

Sept. 10 - Diamond Park Speedway in Murfreesboro, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 2 (5).

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 2 wins, 24 top fives, 37 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior 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 Records Third Consecutive Feature Victory

Inside Line Promotions - CALHAN, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2017) - Zac Taylor continues to rack up wins this season.

The teenager scored his third straight 305ci winged sprint victory last Saturday at El Paso County Raceway, giving him seven trips to Victory Lane this season.

Taylor opened the night by driving from third to a heat race win before he rolled off fourth in the main event.

"There were a pair of rookies on the front row and at the start I kind of hung back not knowing what they might do," he said. "I watched them and saw a hole open to the inside so I passed both and it was home free home after that."

The win was another check mark on a banner season for Taylor, who continues to lead the Blood Sweat and Tears and Colorado Alliance Tour championship standings.

"I think we have a couple more sprint car races other than a 360ci race we are looking at," he said. "If I do well I could lock up both championships. I've never won a championship in the sprint car. I'm very happy and content where we are right now with this team."

Taylor will take that comfort and momentum into this weekend when he will pilot Todd Henry's midget with the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association on Saturday at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo. He is currently ranked fourth in the RMMRA standings.

"I got a win in the midget this year," he said. "That's a vast improvement. I've learned so much racing with Todd this year."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 9 - El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 7 wins, 14 top fives, 15 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., with the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SuperClean

SuperClean was formed on the foundation of two core values: 1. To help people keep the things they love clean and functional. 2. To supply a powerful product that saves time and energy so people can get back to doing the things they love. SuperClean products can be used on automotive parts like engines, underbodies, small parts, wheels and more; outdoor equipment, such as tools, grills and lawn equipment; recreation vehicles, including boats, RVs, bikes, fishing rods, golf clubs and more; and indoor appliances, such as carpets, showers and tubs and even laundry. For more information, visit http://www.SuperClean.com.

"I really value the relationship we have with SuperClean," Taylor said. "I've made more appearances this year than I ever have and have handed out a lot of SuperClean products."

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.

 

 

Bowers' Consistent Speed Finally Pays Off for First Victory of Season

Inside Line Promotions - NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (Sept. 13, 2017) - Ryan Bowers had come close to reaching Victory Lane plenty of times this season before he earned his first victory of the season last Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway with the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series.

"We've been fast pretty much every night, but we haven't been able to seal the deal," he said. "It was great to finally win one."

Bowers drew a pill that put him and the Seidenkranz Brothers Racing team deep in the field, but that didn't cause a problem. He started fifth in his heat race and grabbed the win with a last-lap pass.

"That put us seventh in the challenge race and we finished second," Bowers said. "We drew second for the inversion and started on the front row of the A Main."

Bowers quickly rocketed to the lead and he led the first half of the race before being passed by Brooke Tatnell. Bowers kept rolling around the track looking for traffic when Tatnell's engine started to smoke.

"The No. 14 pulled into the infield and we were able to hold off the No. 84 for the last couple laps," Bowers said. "We capitalized and parked it."

Just a couple of weeks ago, Bowers' 4-year-old son asked him when he was going to win. Bowers told him that it might not be until next year, but was delighted to pull one off this season.

"That might have taken the pressure off of me," Bowers said. "He was pretty happy to get up on the win spot as he calls it."

This was the team's first win with the No. 64, which honors their father. It marked the 11th UMSS win and 12th career victory for Bowers.

"The team has been working hard and everything is coming together really well," he said.

Bowers has his first doubleheader of the season this weekend when he competes on Friday at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, and Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., with the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series. There will also be a pre-race meet and greet party at Hilltop Camper and RV on Saturday from Noon to 2 p.m.

"We've got a lot going on at the end of the season, but we're ready for it," Bowers said.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 9 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Heat race: 1 (5); Challenge race: 2 (7); Feature: 1 (2).

UP NEXT -

Friday at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, and Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., with the Upper Midwest Sprint Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanBowers.us

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ryanbowers199/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryanbowers199

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Farmers Insurance Jeffrey Greene Agency

Jeffrey Greene is a Farmers Insurance agent in Maple Grove, Minn. For more information, visit https://agents.farmers.com/mn/maple-grove/jeffrey-greene .

"They've been a long-time supporter of us, basically since Day 1," Bowers said. "I love being able to support their business. They're great people and we really appreciate them sticking with us."

Bowers would also like to thank Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, Hilltop Camper and RV, GRP Motorsports, K1 Racegear, Champion Helmets, Speedwerx, Racecoatings, Elevated Health Center and Liquid Nitro for their continued support.

 

 

World of Outlaws “Boot Hill Showdown” Tickets Going Fast!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 13, 2017) – The Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car series makes a return to Dodge City Raceway Park next month. And tickets are already going fast for the “Boot Hill Showdown” event set for October 27-28.

There is still time to get your tickets to the biggest Sprint Car event in the state of Kansas and beyond for 2017 with tickets available at https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=255.

Ticket packages for both nights are available for $70 for reserved seats and $65 for general admission. Single night tickets are $45 each night for reserved and $40 for general admission. Children eleven and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

This October’s World of Outlaws double marks the first series appearance atop the racy 3/8-mile clay oval since July of 2015 when Memphis-area shoe Jason Sides and North Dakota’s Donny Schatz split victory honors.

Sides’ triumph proved as redemption for getting nipped at the line by Schatz two years earlier while Schatz’ victory marked his second win in the last five World of Outlaws events at DCRP for the now eight-time and reigning series champion.

While Sides and Schatz are the most recent series winners at DCRP, it’s Oklahoma native and 2013 WoO champion Daryn Pittman that has enjoyed the most success in recent years with three triumphs in the most recent five events including a two-night sweep of the 2014 “Boot Hill Showdown”.

Ten different drivers have reached DCRP victory lane in 21 World of Outlaws feature events dating back to 2004 with Joey Saldana atop the overall win charts with three triumphs. Saldana’s most recent “Boot Hill Showdown” triumph occurred on June 14, 2010.

With 17 series wins to his credit thus far in 2017, Donny Schatz holds a 90-point lead over Brad Sweet in his quest for a ninth World of Outlaws championship with David Gravel, Shane Stewart and Daryn Pittman also among the current top five in points.

Past World of Outlaws “Boot Hill Showdown” winners at Dodge City Raceway Park:

7/4/15 – Donny Schatz

7/3/15 – Jason Sides

7/5/14 – Daryn Pittman

7/4/14 – Daryn Pittman

7/6/13 – Daryn Pittman

7/5/13 – Donny Schatz

6/23/12 – Kraig Kinser

6/22/12 – Steve Kinser

7/2/11 – Jason Sides

7/1/11 – Craig Dollansky

6/14/10 – Joey Saldana

6/12/10 – Sammy Swindell

6/13/09 – Joey Saldana

6/12/09 – Joey Saldana

6/21/08 – Donny Schatz

6/20/08 – Joey Saldana

6/23/07 – Daryn Pittman

6/22/07 – Jason Meyers

7/1/06 – Joey Saldana

10/8/05 – Danny Lasoski

6/22/04 – Steve Kinser

Joining in on “Boot Hill Showdown” action at DCRP will be the IMCA Hobby Stocks with racing action getting under way at 7:00 p.m. on both nights.

The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park consists of 14 scheduled nights of racing action with the regular season coming to a conclusion with the Saturday night, September 16, Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event.

The complete 2017 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

Bailey Goldesberry – Crazy Eighths!

(Bill W) September 13, 2017 – Bailey Goldesberry has a string of eighth place finishes going. Her last two outings saw two such finishes. At 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, she drove from 11th to eighth, before an 18th to eighth place fun at Quincy Raceways in Illinois. As the season winds down, Bailey will be running a handful of 305 events and 360 shows with the Sprint Invaders.

Bailey was encouraged by her runs that saw her moving forward in both features. “We’re starting to figure out our setups for the long run,” she says. “It seems like we’ve had things figured out for either the first half of the race, or the last half. We’re starting to put things together for the whole race now.”

At 34 on September 2, she finished sixth in her heat before starting in row six for the feature. “The track was dry and it was really hard to find any moisture,” Bailey says of her eighth-place run. The cushion was right up against the wall. We ran up top to pass cars, but mostly we were better on the bottom.”

After finishing fourth in her heat at Quincy the following night, Bailey started 18th in the main event. “The track was pretty rough that night,” she says. “There were a lot of yellows and reds. I was to the point where I was just about ready to get out of my car. It was taking too long to get things going.”

She stuck with and came forward to eighth. “It was a good run for us,” says Bailey. “We were able to get up through there. There wasn’t really a cone for the restarts, and everyone was just taking off when the leader was. We were able to take advantage of that a little bit.”

Bailey is excited to get back to the track. “I felt really good in the car,” she says. “I’m looking forward to getting back out there.”

Bailey on the Web

Be sure to keep up with Bailey at her website: www.BaileyGoldesberry.com

Facebook: Bailey Goldesberry Racing

Twitter: @BGRacing4

Bailey’s Weekly Releases

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

Bailey would like to thank Jim Watts Electric, Maxim Chassis, Pure Max Racing Oil, Goodridge USA, FK Rod Ends, Simpson, Dick Taylor Collision Service, Rock Solid Lawn & Landscape, GPC Race Products, MyRacePass and Schure Built Suspensions.

 

 

THE NCRA 360C.I. SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES INVADES THE 1/4 BULLRING of the NEW GRAYSON COUNTY SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY! SEPT. 16, 8pm!

DFW FANS: JUST 35 MILES NORTHEAST of McKINNEY!

IT'S BEEN MANY YEARS since there has been a sprint car event this big at GCS - SO DON'T MISS IT! Forecast: DRY, 80's at race time!

HERE ARE ALL THE DETAILS & CONTACT INFO:

Bells, TX (09/13/17) by DarinShort.com. A NEW VENUE for the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) is coming to the newly renovated Grayson County Speedway (near Bells, TX - approximately 35 miles NE of McKinney) on THIS Saturday, September 16th.

It has been a LONG time since winged 360 C.I. sprint cars have competed at the racy 1/4 mile bullring, and local fans are all abuzz with news of this event - so if you are going, make sure to get there in time to get the seat you want...as they will be going fast on race night.

Grayson County Speedway is located at 171 Busby Lane Bells, Texas 75414. Click www.GCSracing.com for complete track details. You can also email Mark@GCSracing.com or call (903) 892-3157 if you need additional information. Visit www.facebook.com/graysoncountyspeedway for the very latest in track updates, pictures and much more.

Gates open at 5pm on race day, Saturday September 16th, with racing at 8pm. Grayson County Speedway divisions will round out the full night of racing; including IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, Street Stocks, Factory and Economy classes.

25-lap SCB feature race payback for Saturday, September 16th: $2,000, $1,000, $600, $500, $400, $390, $380, $370, $360, $350, $340, $330, $320, $310, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300. $100 for non-qualifiers or non-starters. No entry fee or series membership fee; $15 draw-in fee.

As a reminder, previously our draw-in rules have changed for 2017. Now all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (maximum 360), and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read/adhere to the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track.

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.

With each SCB sponsor announcement, the series can continue to implement one of its primary missions, and that is adding to the already excellent competitor purses...if you noticed, the SCB 2016 minimum guaranteed purse was $1,200 to win and $300 to start - yet every event paid more than that.

Our 2017 purse is already guaranteed to be $2,000 to win and $300/start at all events - all due to these sponsorship commitments!

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.

The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment), yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition, with teams of varying budget sizes.

That rules package certainly has the vote of many of the drivers in the DFW area, as so far 65 have competed with the series in 2017. Series rules are posted at the link below and will be followed at each SCB event, so make sure your car is compliant before arriving at the track.

Between the lower operating cost of the SCB series and the addition of sponsor funds into nightly purses, it is allowing more area race tracks to book events - which all translates into DFW area fans getting to see quality sprint car race at a lower grandstand ticket price.

When you combine those components with lower nightly competitor operating purses, it all equals one thing: the new Sprint Car Bandits series!

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com or go to @SprintCarBandits on Facebook for the latest in series news - including the event flyer for Grayson Speedway on September 16th.

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Remaining Confirmed Dates - Schedule, as of 09/13/17:

9-16-17 Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX (Saturday, $2,000/win and $300/start)

9-30-17 LoneStar Speedway Kilgore, TX (Saturday, $2,000/win and $300/start)

We hope you can take in the next NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series event - held at Grayson County Speedway THIS Saturday September 16th, for 25 laps of high speed 360C.I. Sprint Car racing action!

 

 

J&J AUTO RACING TEAMS FILE AN EVEN DOZEN

Ray Allen Kulhanek Claims ASCS Gulf South Region Title

McKENZIE, Tenn. (September 13, 2017) – J&J Auto Racing’s limitless season continued over the Labor Day and following week as teams posted a dozen wins and a championship title in the record books. Ray Allen Kulhanek won his sixth career American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Gulf South Region championship as 11 others found their way to victory lane for the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer in 305ci, 360ci and 410ci winged sprint car competition.

Nebraska’s Tyler Drueke followed up his engagement announcement with a win in the Nebraska Sprint Series (NSS) 305ci division at Eagle (Neb.) Raceway on Sept. 8. Canada’s Mack DeMan followed suit in the Crate Sprint Division at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada, on the same night. Steve Surniak grabbed his fourth win of the season at Antioch Speedway in Morgantown, NC, on Sept. 9 in the Carolina Sprint Tour (CST) Series.

Ohio native Jared Horstman posted his 11th win of the 2017 season against the Great Lake Sprint Series (GLSS) 360ci winged sprint car field at Tri-City Motor Speedway in Auburn, Mich., on Sept. 1. The following night, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., won his 14th feature event in ASCS National Division competition at the Jackson (MN) Motorplex. Shane Morgan rounded out J&J Auto Racing’s 360ci win streak for the week on Sept. 3 with a victory over the ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints Division at Southern Speedway in Milton, Fla. On Sept. 9, Eric Riggins, Jr., won his first feature event of the season at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga.

Ryan Ruhl doubled up with two wins in Sprints on Dirt (SOD) Series competition on Sept. 1 and 2, respectively as he took the checkered flags at Hartford (Mich.) Motor Speedway and Crystal (Mich.) Motor Speedway. Caleb Helms scored a big win on Sept. 3 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) Series at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. Cap Henry rounded out J&J Auto Racing’s 410ci competition triumphs with a victory at Waynesfield (Ohio) Raceway Park on Sept. 3. Wrapping up J&J Auto Racing’s 410ci competition, Sye Lynch posted the win in the Apple Festival Nationals at Sharon (Ohio) Speedway on Sept. 9.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team victories for August 30 – September 9, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

8/30/17 Ray Allen Kulhanek Series Champion (Sixth Career) ASCS Gulf South Region

9/1/17 Jared Horstman Tri-City Motor Speedway/MI GLSS

9/1/17 Ryan Ruhl Hartford Motor Speedway/MI SOD

9/2/17 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Jackson Motorplex/MN ASCS National

9/2/17 Ryan Ruhl Crystal Motor Speedway/MI SOD

9/3/17 Shane Morgan Southern Speedway/FL ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints

9/3/17 Caleb Helms Wayne County Speedway/OH ASCoC

9/3/17 Cap Henry Waynesfield Raceway Park/OH FAST 410 Series

9/8/17 Tyler Drueke Eagle Raceway/NE NSS

9/8/17 Mack DeMan Ohsweken Speedway/ONT Crate Sprint Division

9/9/17 Sye Lynch Sharon Speedway/OH Apple Festival Nationals

9/9/17 Eric Riggins, Jr. Dixie Speedway/GA USCS

9/9/17 Steve Surniak Antioch Speedway/NC CST

J&J Auto Racing driver, Tyler Drueke, was selected as the winner of the August #WinWithJ&J Twitter photo contest this week, as J&J Auto Racing selected his tagged photo from the collection. On behalf of he and his fiancée, Brandy, J&J Auto Racing would like to offer congratulations to the couple.

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

 

 

Brian Brown – Good Showing at Port Royal Tuscarora 50!

(Bill W) September 13, 2017 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team had a great showing at the $50,000 to win Tuscarora 50 last weekend at Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania. After leading much of Friday’s prelim, the Grain Valley, Missouri driver placed second. In Saturday’s finale, he drove from row six to finish seventh. This weekend will see Brian in PA at the Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday and at Bedford Speedway with the All Stars.

This was your first Tuscarora 50. What were your impressions?

What a great event! The fans are always great out there, and it was nice to see them again. We hope to come back to that event as long as we can.

On Friday, you ended up second quick in your group, and third overall.

We were a little bit nervous, because we drew such a late number. Qualifying is very important. I felt our heat race was one of the toughest ones there, especially with Kerry (Madsen) in our group. If Kerry or Lance (Dewease) didn’t win their heat, we would have to win ours. They didn’t do that, and we were able to drive from third to win it.

That qualified you for the Dash.

The car was good all night long. We weren’t perfect in hot laps, but the adjustments that we changed made the difference. We lined up on the front row of the Dash with Lance and win that. We set a four-lap track record there. Honestly, with 56 cars there, and the quality of competition in Pennsylvania…if you win anything, you should be proud. To win the heat and the Dash really set the tone for us.

That put you on the pole of the feature. How did the car feel?

We were kind of dragging the left rear around to start with. I knew driving the car that we weren’t going to last for 30 laps. We had an open red, and Chad (Morgan) and I were able to talk. We made a couple of adjustments that we thought would help. It didn’t change much, but we ran as hard as we could for ten or twelve laps there. Then I backed it down to an eighty-percent pace.

How were you getting through traffic?

I felt like we were getting through traffic pretty well. We thought we had an opportunity to win. We got hung up behind a guy there in traffic and Lance got by us. At that point, we were letting it all hang out. We were able to get beside him and on his rear bumper, but we just weren’t able to get back by him. Overall, it was a solid night to start our PA swing. We wanted to win badly, but to come there with that tough a field, finish second, and have Charlie Garrett there with us…it was a great night.

The format changed for Saturday’s finale. There was split-qualifying to start with.

We drew pretty well, but our hot laps weren’t the best in the world. The guy prior to me in time trials blew an engine and dropped oil on the track. There was a six to eight minute break and they got sawdust down. They had me run around there to make sure it was alright. So it was a little bit sketchy knowing what to expect. Fortunately, we were able to set quick time at the time. I knew that probably wasn’t going to stand, but we ended up third in our group.

Heat finishes determined where you would start the finale.

You had to win it to put yourself in those first three rows. We ran second and that put us starting 11th. The pace slowed down about three seconds. We just weren’t balanced where we needed to be to go forward. We still got up to seventh. I was proud of Chad, Michael, Jordan, Heather and Dad. They all did a great job all weekend long.

This weekend should be busy again.

We’re looking forward to Selinsgrove. I’ve heard it has some similarities to Knoxville, so that will be good. Jim Nace was a friend of Charlie Garrett, so that makes it an important race for us. Bedford on Sunday will be a new track for us too.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

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

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

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

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

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

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Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brian’s Bits

Brian’s win at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska in 2012 was the eighth of his career there. It was the first since June 27, 2008. The ASCS-Midwest win came over Jack Dover, Lee Grosz, Jay Russell and Mike Chadd.

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,900 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 4th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution.

Marketing Partner of the Week – Wormall Civil

Wormall Contracting commenced operations in 1984, primarily as a specialist underground services installation contractor. A period of sustained growth saw the company transform into Wormall Civil, a main contractor now for over ten years, providing quality civil engineering construction services to both private developers and government clients.

Wormall Civil operates throughout the greater Perth metropolitan area and regional WA, having undertaken a number of major projects along the northern coastal strip between Perth and Geraldton and mining/resource developments in the Pilbara, the Mid and North West.

The company's standard of work and positive outcomes for its valued clients has seen it attain preferred contractor status with leading land developers throughout this region. Wormall Civil is also a Tier 1 civil contractor for the state government land agency LandCorp.

Wormall Civil is a third party accredited company to AS/NZS ISO 9001 Quality Management System, AS/NZS 4801 Safety Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems.

This proud WA family-owned and operated company is backed by a strong and stable management team with extensive ground up experience, together with a committed team of qualified civil engineering and project management professionals and dedicated field staff. Visit them online at www.WormallCivil.com.au!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Brian says – “We feel John Harper and the folks at Brown and Miller have the lightest weight, strongest, best looking lines out there. We use them for all our fuel, wing and motor lines. We've had no issues at all, and we've been using them since 2008."

Brown & Miller’s lightweight range of hose satisfies virtually every racing application and their fittings are designed for safety, reliability and optimum weight saving. With an industry standard ProGold convoluted hose system, Smoothbore hose and Adaptor ranges, they have the complete system. To further complement these products, they can also provide custom engineered fittings designed to optimize hose installations where standard fittings may not be suitable. With outlets world wide, there is no excuse to settle for second best! At Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, they maintain the simple philosophy that when our parts are on your racecar, they are a part of your team. Visit them on the web at www.BMRS.net!

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Wormall Civil, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps/ impact4800.com, Champion Brands, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, MSD ignition, MC Power, Housby, Searsboro Telephone Company, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines, and Fortress Wealth Management for all their support!

 

 

Speed Shift TV to air Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header Live on Friday, September 15

SPENCER, Iowa — September 13, 2017 — Speed Shift TV will broadcast the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header from Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, live this Friday, September 15. The Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header features the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Outlaw Sprint Series (IRA), the Upper Midwest Sprint Series (UMSS) and the Traditional Sprint Car Series (non-wing) of the UMSS.

To order the live broadcast of the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header on Friday, September 15, visit https://www.speedshifttv.com.

Leading the way for the IRA this season is Bill Balog, the seven-time series champion. Balog, who hails from North Pole, Alaska, but now calls Wisconsin home, has racked up 11 victories thus far in 2017 and also leads the series in top-five and top-10 finishes. Last weekend, Balog won at Amsoil Speedway in Northern Wisconsin to score his 99th career IRA win, which is the most all-time.

Scotty Thiel is currently second in the standings, on the strength of four wins. Scotty Neitzel, who is still chasing his first win of the season, is currently third in points. Kyle Marten, who picked up his first-career series win earlier this season, is fourth in points. Jeremy Schultz, the defending IRA champion, rounds out the current top-five.

Also following the tour this season is Blake Nimee, who is sixth in points. Steve Meyer sits seventh in the standings, with Russel Borland, in eighth, Dave Uttech ninth spot in points and Wayne Modjeski, rounding out the top-10.

A strong contingent of drivers will battle the IRA regular, including Knoxville Raceway track champion Ian Madsen and his brother Kerry Madsen. Fellow Knoxville regular RJ Johnson will also be in attendance, as will 15-year-old Gio Scelzi from California.

Leading the way for the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) will be Chris Graf, from Glencoe, Wisconsin, who has a pair of wins this season. Kevin Bradwell is currently second in the UMSS standings, followed by Reed Allex, Chase Viebrock and Jared Goerges.

On the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series side, Mike Mueller is the point leader on the strength of four victories. Bryan Roach is currently second in the standings, with Jimmy Kouba, who also has three wins, in third. Scott Brandt, who has one win sits fourth in points, with Jake Kouba, who has two victories, rounding out the current top-five. A total of nine different drivers have won with the series this year.

A full race program awaits the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints, beginning with hot laps, followed by time trials, heat races, a B-main and an A-Feature event. For both divisions of the UMSS, hot laps will open their night, followed by heat races, a B-main (if needed) and an A-Feature event.

For more information and to order the live broadcast of the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header from Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa on Friday, September 15, visit https://www.speedshifttv.com.

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Scotty Thiel - Rough Weekend Up North

9/13/2017

Scotty and the STM team headed north this past weekend to Amsoil Speedway in Superior, WI and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, WI. This was the Northern Swing for the IRA Series. After starting the night out well on Friday, it ended shortly in the main event after getting collected with the turn one wall and that lead to other issues on Saturday night for the team, making for a long headache of a weekend.

21 cars checked into Amsoil Speedway on Friday night. Scotty was the 9th car out to qualify. After putting down a 13.433 lap time it was 3rd quick on the night. That lead Thiel to start 4th in the 10 lap heat race event. Thiel struggled a bit in the heat race and finished 4th but would lock himself into the nightly redraw. During the redraw, he picked the 6th starting position pill for the 30 lap main event. The main event started out decent for Thiel as he launched into the third position within the first few laps of the race. Shortly after, he slid up a little too high in turn one and backed into the wall, causing the car to flip over. The red flag was out, Scotty was fine, but the car needed some help. The crew rushed to get the car fixed but they ran out of time. That would end the night for Thiel and the team.

Saturday night the crew worked hard to get prepared for the 17th annual Richert Memorial event at the Cedar Lake Speedway in Superior, WI. 27 cars signed into that event, Scotty was the 19th car out to qualify. After putting down a 12.492 lap time that was 8th quick overall for the night. However, Scotty would complain about a bad vibration he was feeling in the car and the crew decided to change the engine and not risk anything. They were able to make the engine swap and be prepared for heat race event where he would start on the outside front row. On the initial start, Thiel's engine stumbled and fell back to the third position in turn three. He maintained that position all race long but would lock himself into the main event, missing the redraw by one spot. He would go on to start the 30 lap main event in the 11th position. The field was set for the 30 lap race. Scotty worked the low groove early on but only picked up a couple of spots. He eventually moved up to the top side of the track but began to battle with a temperature issue with the engine. He eventually pulled off the track with only six laps to go as the issue was getting more and more of a concern. "It was just a bad weekend for us. We started off both nights with decent qualifying efforts. Just not sure what all went wrong. I think we have some issues we need to address at the shop with this car and get it all figured out for a long week we have next week." Stated Thiel.

Next on tap for the #64 STM team is a long 3 day race week/weekend. The team will start the trip on Wednesday night at the Route 66 Dirt Track in Joliet, IL and follow that up with a trip to the Clay County Speedway in Spencer, IA on Friday with a trip to Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, MN 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!

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Up and Down Sprint Week Highlighted by Fourth Place Finish for Austin Liggett

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in USAC/CRA Sprint Week, Austin Liggett would have a week that would test his resolve, but the Tracy, CA gasser never blinked and fought hard all week long.

“It was a rough week, but I cant thank my family and the Finkenbinder team for making it all possible,” Liggett said.

The annual tour through Northern California kicked off over Labor Day at the Louie Vermeil Classic. Piloting the family owned Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Lucas Oil No. 83 machine, Liggett showed off a very fast car during the Saturday night opener, however he would get into some trouble in turns one and two and get his machine upside down.

Forced to a back up car on Sunday night, Liggett continued to make noise as he had a very good run going in the feature event, until mechanical woes forced him back to the pit area while running in the fifth spot.

Not sure what they were going to do for Monday night’s event at Petaluma Speedway, Liggett got the nod to compete aboard the Ted Finkenbinder No. 3T car.

Adapting quickly to the Finkenbinder entry at Petaluma Speedway, a track that he had been fast at before earlier in the season, Liggett had a very good run going in the feature event on a retro rough and tumble racing surface.

Running in the fourth position, Liggett would make a move to take over the third spot but his machine would hook a rut a bicycle, and he would slip back to finish in the eighth spot.

Tuesday and Wednesday would serve as off days for Sprint Week, but Liggett would add his own leg to the busy week as he picked up his 11th win of the year by way of a late race thriller in Chico, CA aboard the Brian Sperry Racing entry.

Thursday night would see USAC/CRA California Sprint Week continue on, as Liggett was able to time the No. 3t entry in seventh quickest in time trials. Running third in his heat race, Liggett would do all he could on a locked down Silver Dollar Speedway as he scored his second Top-10 of the week with the Finkenbinder team by way of a ninth place finish.

Traveling to Ocean Speedway on Friday night for the penultimate Sprint Week event, Liggett would again get off to a nice start, as he would qualify inside the Top-10.

In what was an extremely exciting feature event, Liggett would battled with the likes of Tyler Courtney, Chad Boespflug, and Jake Swanson as they jockeyed for position inside the Top-Five. Holding his own, and flexing some muscle, Liggett would capture his best finish of the week with USAC/CRA as he crossed the stripe in the fourth position.

A grueling week came to an end on Saturday night as the team checked into Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA, a venue that Liggett was victorious at earlier in the season.

Putting together another good run in the finale, Liggett again found himself running well inside the Top-Five for the second night in a row. As the laps clicked off, Liggett continued to get sronger and looked to get on the podium with just six laps to go.

As Liggett looked to make his move, an issue with the fuel cell would cut his night short.

“I really owe a lot to my parents, Landon and Angela, Dave, and Ted, because they worked their butts off to get me through the week,” Liggett added. “It wasn’t the week we were hoping for, but we made the best of it and some really good speed.”

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-33, Wins-11, Top 5’s-23, Top 10’s-29

ON TAP: Liggett returns to action on September 21st as he will climb back aboard Brian Sperry’s No. 51 at Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Austin Liggett on Twitter by following along @AustinLiggett

 

 

CALIFORNIA CHALLENGE: Gravel & CJB Make Up Big Ground Out West Calistoga closes out second west coast tour of the season for Outlaws

CARLISLE, PA. - September 12, 2017 - Sometimes, you just have to battle through adversity. For David Gravel and the CJB team, challenges came knocking for three events in a row as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour continued their march south along the Pacific Coast.

Before entering California, the tour made its' lone stop of the year in Oregon at Willamette Speedway near Lebanon. For the show on Wednesday, September 6th, the #5 car timed in 13th quick, finished 7 in the heat race but made a huge charge from 19th to 9th in the feature.

"The track was a bit wet and heavy," explained Gravel, who was the KSE Hard Charger on the night. "We have struggling in those conditions this year, as well as with our qualifying a times. Luckily, we rebounded and had a good drive through the field."

From Oregon, it was on to Silver Dollar Speedway near Chico, Calif. For the annual Gold Cup Race of Champions. On Friday evening, Gravel timed in 14th, finished 9th in his heat race, drove to fourth in the Last Chance Showdown and started the feature in 24th.

"Same type of issue that we experienced Williamette," said the driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We have struggled to get a grip on the track when it's really wet and greasy this year. It's an area of focus of our team, for sure. We're all working to get better at it. Luckily, we made the feature and then was able to drive all the way up 8th."

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The CJB team was back the following night to try to capture the big prize. An 11th place result in time trials and a sixth-place finish in the heat race saw the team make their way to the feature by virtue of the Last Chance Showdown. Car #5 started the feature 22nd and finished 18th.

"We just didn't have it that night," mentioned Gravel. "Some nights you just don't. We move on and we learn from it. We know that we need to get better qualifying overall to not put ourselves so deep in the field."

The final two nights of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car racing action in California are up next at the Calistoga Speedway on Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th.

"We love going to Calistoga," commented Gravel. "It's a big track and, in some ways, it's like Knoxville. The corners are tighter than Knoxville but it's still similar. It really is an opportunity for our Kistler engines to shine. We're excited to be there for two nights. It's beautiful country up there in Northern California."

BOX SCORE: Date Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "B" start "B" finish "A" start "A" finish 9/6/2017 Willamette 13 5 7 19 9 9/8/2017 Chico 14 7 9 7 4 24 8 9/9/2017 Chico 11 6 6 5 2 22 18

2017 STATS:

Events: 71

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 15

Top-5's: 38

Top-10's: 60

Heat Race Wins: 18

Dash Wins: 8

Average Time Trial: 7.1

Average A-main finish: 6.2

Total Laps Led: 337

*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.

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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

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URSS Rebels Headed To Dodge City

After two weeks off for drivers to compete in the IMCA Racesaver Nationals in Lincoln and a weekend to regroup the Myers Engine United Rebel Sprint Series will return to Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS for the Fifth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial this Saturday night Sept the 16th.

Leading the Rebels into Dodge City will be current points leader, Zach Blurton, Jed Werner, Steven Richardson, Ty Williams and host of others as they will duel with Dodge City’s best Taylor Velasquez, Luke Cranston, Tyler Knight and many more to make up a great field of cars for DCRP’s Championship night.

“It’s an honor to be able to compete at this great event as Jerry was not only a great friend of mine but was also very instrumental in helping start the URSS. We’re looking for a great field of cars from Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska and Oklahoma as this will be the last IMCA points race for the state of Kansas” said URSS founder Rick Salem.

Comfort Suites in Dodge City has added money to the purse that will now pay $750 to win with $125 to start. Other class that will run Saturday night will be the IMCA classes of Modifieds, Stock Cars, Sport Mods and Hobby Stocks. Racing starts at 7 pm.

 

 

RICK STIEF LEADS ENGLER MACHINE & TOOL MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES POINT CHASE WITH TWO RACES REMAINING

BECHTELSVILLE, PA

(September 12th, 2017)

By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

Garnett Valley, PA’s Rick Stief inches closer to his first career Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Championship title with two races remaining on the 2017 points championship schedule. Stief, a two-time feature winner this season so far, is the current point leader as MASS heads to Grandview Speedway this Friday, September 15th. The Racesaver/IMCA sanctioned 305 sprint series will join the Sportsman Modifieds the night before the annual Freedom 76’er, which is the following night, Saturday September 16th.

“My goal for the next two races is to not think about the championship and just focus on the races,” Stief said. “I never liked points racing, and I just happened to be lucky enough to miss a week that rained out, so I am proud and excited to be in this position, but I’m not fond of the pressure that comes with it. I just want to race, and hopefully our luck at Grandview will change enough for us to get our first win at that track. We’ve been close, but not close enough”.

Ringoes, NJ resident Tommy Carberry continues to trail Stief by just two points, along with third place standing Eddie Wagner who is just three points out of first. Tim Tanner Jr. and Jeff Geiges, who each own their own a championship title with the former Tri-State Racesaver Sprint Series, also are in contention for the points championship, with just seven and fourteen points separating them from Stief.

Carberry, who is a strong force going into this weekend’s event at Grandview has never had the opportunity to race for a championship, but by putting himself in the position to make it possible this season, he said that it would mean a lot to him to come out on top at the end of the year.

“I’m always confident when we go to Grandview because that track just fits my driving style,” Carberry said. “Each time we visit, we have consistently been a top three finishing car, with the exception of our last race there when I parked it on the backstretch attempting to go for the lead on the last lap. Friday, I’m hoping that this time, we can park it on the front stretch”.

After this weekend, the series will head back to New Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway next Friday Night, September 22nd, where at the nights end, a champion will be crowned. Four non-point open races will finish out the inaugural season for the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, in three different states in the Mid-Atlantic region. These four events, which will take place at Port Royal (October 7th), Grandview (October 14th), Georgetown (October 28th) and Bridgeport (November 4th), will all offer extra contingencies, an open handicapping policy for non-members, and higher paying purses, which will be announce in the weeks to come.

Racing on Friday night at Grandview Speedway starts at 7:00pm, and admission for this event is $12 for adults, $5 for children 6 through 11 and kids under 6 are admitted free.

For more information on upcoming events, race day LIVE coverage, and exclusive interviews with drivers, visit our Facebook page and our website at www.masprintseries.com.

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Back Row Bonanza!

(Bill W) September 12, 2017 – Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Racing/Polaris #13 team blasted from the tail in the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Back Row Challenge Saturday night to win the $8,200 prize at the checkers. The two-night event, held at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota saw Mark come from the back Friday to a second-place finish to set up his fete in the finale. The team will close their season this Friday night at River Cities.

Things started Friday with the heat race. “We drew the back of the heat,” says Mark. “Right at the start, the guy who started on the pole position decided to drive across the track and ran the guy beside him into the wall. That guy had no steering, and I ended up clobbering him going into turn one.”

The crew has been lucky this season in not having torn up equipment, but they went to work quickly. “It broke the rear-end in half,” says Mark. “It trashed everything in the driveline and the back half of the car. The hard-working crew went to work and replaced the front end, the driveline, the torque tube, shocks, rear arms…basically the whole back of the car.”

Mark would win the B and start 19th in the main event. “I was confused when the back row challenge was, I guess,” he says. “I thought it was on the first night. The feature was frustrating early. The first five laps, I couldn’t get a hole to open up anywhere. Once we got going, we were fast and we were able to get up to second. There was a yellow in the middle and with two laps to go. Those helped us.”

The second-place finish locked him into Saturday’s Dash. “We had a fierce race with (Thomas) Kennedy, sliding back and forth,” says Mark. “We were able to finish third. First and second got the option to start from the last row. We would have been eligible to start in the second to last row, but Jade Hastings chose not to take the challenge. That gave us the opportunity to go back and start 23rd.”

Mark took full advantage of that. “The race was the exact opposite of Friday,” he says. “Any time I looked for a hole on Saturday, it was there. The seas were parting. It was probably the fastest race to the front that we’ve had. They had worked the track, and everything worked our way. I think we had the lead by lap eleven. The car and equipment was spot on.”

He was appreciative of the folks at Buffalo Wild Wings for putting on the event. “It was nice of Buffalo Wild Wings and Todd and Susan LaHaise to do that and put the money up,” says Mark. “For us to have that big of a race with that kind of money is huge for River Cities. They’ve helped us out quite a bit here over the years. We’ve come close a couple times in the past, but this was the first time we’ve been able to pull it off.”

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Kyle Hirst Scores First World of Outlaws Win with KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: The World of Outlaws continued their West Coast swing over the weekend, and one of the biggest stories was Kyle Hirst scoring his first career World of Outlaws win in front of his hometown crowd.

Friday night at the Gold Cup Race of Champions, Hirst went toe-to-toe with Shane Stewart and finally picked up his first World of Outlaws win after coming close on a handful of previous occasions.

Not to be outdone, Stewart came back the very next night and was dominant during the 40-lap feature event, as he used his KSE Racing Products to claim his first career Gold Cup Race of Champions win, and join his car owner Kyle Larson on the list of race winners.

While Hirst and Stewart stole weekend honors, young Michael Kofoid kicked the famed Gold Cup off in style on Wednesday night as he used his KSE Racing Products to lead all 30-laps to score his second career Civil War Series feature event win.

Kevin Thomas, Jr made the long tow from Indy worth it for CA Sprint Week as he picked up win on Friday and Saturday night at Ocean Speedway and Keller Auto Speedway to give himself three CA Sprint Week wins in 2017.

Spencer Bayston continued to run well with the Keith Kunz team as he took top honors at the Tom Knowles Memorial on Saturday night at Spoon River, as Tyler Thomas was all victorious with the POWRi by way of his Jacksonville Speedway win on Friday night.

Jonathan Cornell and Dustin Morgan were victorious with ASCS, as Dylan Westbrook, and Tyler Drueke also won with KSE Racing Products.

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Heat Race Miscue Cuts Ashe’s Gold Cup Short; Hopeful to Return For Nor-Cal Posse Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to racing after a bit of an extended break, Lucas Ashe took to Silver Dollar Speedway on Wednesday night to battle the Civil War Series in the series’ final event of the season.

“Wednesday night didn’t really go as planned,” Ashe said. “I made a mistake in the heat race and it ended our night.”

With 44 cars checked into the pit area on Wednesday night, Ashe timed the SALCO Inc./STL Tile/Crown Motors No. 33 mount in 35th quick as he shook some rust off.

Moving into heat race action, the Cottonwood, CA driver would grid the field from the ninth starting position. When the race came to life, Ashe would make nice laps on the slick racing surface.

Working through turns three and four, Ashe would trip over the cushion that had begun to build up and it resulted in his machine cartwheeling a few times and rest in the turn four catch fence.

Able to climb from the wreckage with no injury, the same could not be said for his car as his night came to an end.

“I hate it for the guys,” Ashe said. “We hadn’t ran in a while and I was hoping to come out and have a good night. Unfortunately our night ended way to early. I am hoping we can work it out and return to action in two weeks at Placerville Speedway. It is shaping up to be a cool event and I am hoping to be a part of it.”

Lucas Ashe Racing would like to thank SALCO Inc., Lucas Oil, NAAKE Suspension, STL Tile, Crown Motors, Logo USA, DMI Components, Shaver Racing Engines, Maxim, Rod End Supply, Lucky Seven Outlaw Wings, Fat Cat Propane, Pickern Allstate Ins., Jester Auto Museum and Event Center, and Justeson Farms for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 27, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top-10’s-7

ON TAP: Ashe is hoping to return to action September 22nd and 23rd at Placerville Speedway during the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Lucas Ashe by following him on Twitter @lucas_ashe or liking https://www.facebook.com/lucasasheracing/ on facebook.

 

 

Sean Becker Ready To Put Tough Gold Cup Behind Him

PETERSEN MEDIA- Running well at the Silver Dollar Speedway in the weeks leading up to the 64th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions, Sean Becker had a rough two nights with the World of Outlaws, but it poised to finish out the season strong.

“I truly want to thank Dan, Brian, and Taylor for never giving up,” Sean Becker said. “We did everything within our power to find any kind of speed, and I am grateful we were able to race into the Saturday night feature event.”

Taking part in the World of Outlaws portion of the Gold Cup Race of Champions, Becker and company checked into the speedway on Friday night. Timing the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch Hay, Inc. No. 75 in 19th quickest in his time trial flight, Becker and company found themselves in a tough position.

Starting and finishing 10th in his heat race, Becker would move into the ‘C’, main where he would end a very frustrating night with a fifth place finish.

Going to work all day Saturday, Becker and the Menne Motorsports team returned to the track looking to redeem themselves, and they got off to a much better start as they timed in 10th quickest on a track that was extremely fast and gaining speed.

Gridding the field from the third row in heat race action, Becker would pocket a fifth place finish and safely punch his ticket into the 40-lap Gold Cup Race of Champions feature event where he would take the green flag from the 20th starting position.

The track surface would continue to be extremely fast in the feature event, and passing would prove to be difficult for most of the field. With the leaders catching the back of the pack quickly, Becker would ultimately decide to pull off when he went a lap down as he was credited with a 24th place finish.

“This team deserves a better finish at this race, and hopefully next year we can be up there,” Becker added. “We can’t dwell on it too much because we have some big races still to come.”

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-30, Wins- 4, Top 5’s- 20, Top 10’s- 22

ON TAP: The Menne Motorsports team will travel to Placerville Speedway for the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout on September 22-23.

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/.

 

 

Ian Madsen and KCP Racing Capture Second Jerry Richert Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA- Battling with the IRA over the weekend, Ian Madsen and the KCP Racing team returned to their winning ways as the team claimed their second Jerry Richert Memorial in three years on Saturday night in Cedar Lake, WI.

“This team has been really strong since night in Florida back in February, and it is really cool that we still are just as good and if not better here in September,” Madsen said.

Saturday night, Madsen and team kicked the night off by getting the Logan Contractors Supply/Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 timed in quickest in time trials.

Taking the green flag for the heat race in the second row, Madsen was able to pick up a couple of positions as he finished second and moved into the nightly redraw. Pulling the six pill, Madsen would find himself taking the green flag out of the third row on a very well prepared racing surface.

Flexing his muscle, the Knoxville Raceway Champion quickly worked into the second position as the caution flag flew on the eighth circuit. Lining up right behind race leader, Bill Balog, Madsen would stalk Balog until the 12th lap where he made a big move to get the race lead and would never look back as he cruised to his 11th win of the season.

Friday night Madsen was also in action in Superior, WI. Timing in 12th quickest in time trials, Madsen would race his way to the heat race win. Lining up in the fifth row of the feature event, Madsen had a very strong entry in the feature as he carved his way to second as he found himself chasing after Balog, just as he did on Saturday night.

Closing in on Balog, Madsen would look to take over the race lead as they battled in traffic, but the red flag was needed and progress would be halted with just six laps to go.

Back underway, Madsen really didn’t have anything for him in clean air, but a last corner pass attempt would come up just short as he settled for second at the line.

“To come out and run top-two the first night, and win the second night is a pretty good weekend,” Madsen noted. “These guys work hard, we have great partners, so all of this success is a great thing for everyone involved.”

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-76, Wins-11, Top-5’s- 32, Top 10’s-51

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will return to action this week for a three race swing with the IRA kicking off at Route 66 Speedway in Joilet, IL Weds., Spencer, IA on Friday, and Deer Creek, MN on Saturday.

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.

 

 

Tony Gualda and C&M Motorsports Fifth on Old School Petaluma Gumbo

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking part in the regular season finale at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night, Tony Gualda and C&M Motorsports ran very well on an hold school heavy and rough Petaluma Speedway surface as Gualda picked up a fifth place finish.

“The track was tricky all night, but everyone was dealt the same hand so we went to work and did what we could to adapt,” Tony Gualda said. “We had good speed and went forward each time we hit the track.”

Timing the PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness/Moorefield Construction backed No. 7c in 10th quickest in qualifying time trails, Gualda would find himself in the sixth starting position for his heat race.

With the track still coming in, Gualda would do an excellent job of working his way forward as he would pick up a couple of key positions as his fourth place finish would end up lining him up in the seventh starting spot for the 30-lap feature event.

Having to get his elbows up on the tricky surface, the Hollister, CA driver would get bottled up on the start of the race as he fell back to the ninth spot at one point. Getting his elbows up and showing off some great car speed, Gualda would start to turn in some exciting laps as he was able to work his way up to the fourth spot at one point in the race.

With the exit of corners getting a little hair at times, Gualda would have to check up amidst a couple of strong runs and it would end up costing him a position as he took the checkered flag with a fifth place finish.

“I think we were good enough for a podium, but there was a couple close calls on the exit of turn two and turn four that I checked up rather than force the issue,” Gualda said. “It was a fun night on a fast track, and I have to thank Cody and Mandi for letting me driver their hotrod.”

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 will be back in action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway for the track’s regular season finale.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-32, Wins-0, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-16.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tony Gualda on Twitter by following along @TonyGualda99.

 

 

Brian Sperry Racing and Austin Liggett Grab Eighth Win of Season Together During Gold Cup Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: All season long it has seemingly been a battle up front between Austin Liggett and Klint Simpson, and that remained the case on Wednesday night when Liggett capitalized on traffic late to score his eighth win of the season aboard the Brian Sperry Racing No. 51.

“In the feature I really had to be patient, and luckily it worked out for us,” Liggett said. “I can’t thank Brian Sperry and this team enough for giving me what I need to run up front.”

Timing the C&H Veteran Enterprises/Excel Environmental Services/Benic Enterprises backed No. 51 machine in 5th quickest in time trials amongst the 20 cars that were checked in for the special Wednesday night show.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Tracy, CA was extremely impressive just as he was at the track earlier this year as he wasted no time in moving to the front and ultimately picking up the heat race win.

Moving into the Dash, Liggett would find himself in the eighth starting spot but just as he has done so many times this season he was able to work through the slick and record a third place finish.

With the track still pretty good in the opening stages of the feature event after a re-work before the winged B, Liggett actually would fall back to third at one point as he chased after Simpson and Kalib Henry.

Able to move into second as the track went slick in a hurry, Liggett was very patient as he slowly closed in on Simpson as they raced through traffic. Visibly gaining on him lap after lap, Liggett would find himself on Simpson’s rear bumper as the laps clicked down.

On the 21st lap, Simpson would get bottled up in turns one and two and that was all Liggett needed as he jumped to the lead officially on lap 22, and led the final four laps to take home the hardware.

“Sometimes it is better to be in second when you get into traffic, and I am pumped to grab another win and win on Wednesday night at Gold Cup,” Liggett noted.

Brian Sperry Racing would like to thank C&H Veteran Enterprises, Excel Environmental Services, Benic Enterprise, Santomauro Racing Products, Jarrett Soares Racing, and Bailey Bros. Racing Engines for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-14, Wins-8, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-14

ON TAP: Brian Sperry Racing and Austin Liggett are scheduled to return to action on Thursday Sept. 21st at Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Austin Liggett on Twitter by following along @AustinLiggett

 

 

Tanner Carrick 17th with Civil War Series at Gold Cup Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: Tanner Carrick would climb aboard his family sprinter on Wednesday night at Chico, CA’s Silver Dollar Speedway and pick up a 17th place finish with the Civil War Series during the opening night of the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

“It was good to get to Chico, and put it in the show with the Civil War Series,” Tanner Carrick said. “There was a ton of cars there so it was good to get through our heat race.”

A total of 44 cars crammed into the Silver Dollar Speedway pit area to open up this historic event, and Carrick would kick things off by timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine in 22nd quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up sixth in his heat race, the Lincoln, CA driver was able to make some moves on the racy ¼ mile speedway as he worked his way into the fourth and final transfer position. Hanging on, Carrick would finish in the position and move on to the 30-lap feature event.

As the track continued to slick off during the non-wing feature event, track crews went out before the 30-lapper and reworked the surface to give the drivers something to race on rather than a track that was on the verge of taking rubber.

With the track being fast in the early laps, Carrick would hold his own as he battled Chico, CA locals Chase Majdic, and Kyle Hirst. As the race continued on, the track would open up and he would move around as he worked over the ¼ mile.

Able to grab a few spots, Carrick would close his night out with a 17th place finish.

“It was another decent night for us in the sprint car, and I am looking forward to getting back in it this Saturday night in Placerville, CA.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, and Timberworks Construction for their support.

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick is set to return to the seat of the Tanner Carrick Racing No. 83T machine on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.

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Hirst Captures First World of Outlaws Victory at Gold Cup

9/12/17- Paradise, CA driver Kyle Hirst captured his first World of Outlaws victory last Friday evening during the 64th annual "Gold Cup" weekend at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California.

Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team put together a solid night of racing; qualifying fourth, winning their heat race and most importantly winning the dash which allowed Hirst to start on the pole for the 30-Lap A-Main event.

Hirst would lead the main event for the first seven laps until second place Shane Stewart gained on him in lapped traffic. The duo "banged" wheels on the front stretch, allowing Stewart to take over the lead as Hirst followed in second. A mistake by Stewart in turn 3 allowed Hirst to gain on the leader and make the pass for the lead off turn 4. Hirst would continue to lead up until Lap 28 as Stewart slid his car up in front of him in turn 4. Hirst would counteract and drive back underneath Stewart off turn 4, Stewart again tried a "slide job" on Lap 29 with the same results. Hirst went on to win the 30-Lap A-Main event, earning his first career "WoO" victory and 8th overall win at the Silver Dollar Speedway in 2017.

Saturday evening, Hirst and his Roth team would show their strength again. Qualifying third, winning their heat race and finishing fourth in the dash. Lining up outside Row #2, Hirst would quickly move into the third position and maintained throughout the 40-Lap event. Finishing third, Hirst earned his Roth Enterprise/HR Livestock Transportation team another podium finish.

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, 3H Cattle, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance and Astro Titanium for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Hirst and the Roth Motorsports team will be racing Friday and Saturday night with the World of Outlaws at Calistoga Speedway.

SEASON STATS: Races: 50, Wins: 11, Top 5’s: 34, Top 10’s: 43

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STAY CONNECTED:

Roth Motorsports: Website: www.rothmotorsports83.com

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Twitter: @RothMotorsports

You can keep up with Kyle Hirst by following him on Twitter @KyleHirstRacing.

 

 

Fair Time: Scotty Thiel geared up as IRA headlines the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple-Header

SPENCER, Iowa — September 12, 2017 — Racing with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Outlaw Sprint Series, Scotty Thiel has had the chance to race during county fairs and other festivals a number of times in his career, but none are quite like the Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa. Billed as the “World’s Greatest County Fair,” the Clay County Fair attracts more than 300,000 visitors over the course of a nine-day span each September. Founded in 1917, the Clay County Fair is celebrating its Centennial this year.

Thiel and his fellow IRA competitors will have the chance to race during the fair this week, on Friday, September 15 as part of the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple-Header, along with the Upper Midwest Sprint Series (UMSS) and the Traditional Sprint Car Series (Non-wing) of the UMSS. A complete race program will be contested by each of the three sprint car divisions at the three-eighths-mile Clay County Fair Speedway.

As a sprint car fan, Thiel is excited to be part of an event that features three divisions of sprint cars on the same card. The native of Sheboygan, Wisc., who is currently second in IRA points, has heard about the atmosphere at the Clay County Fair and is anxious to get a firsthand view of it himself this week.

“It seems like fans are always excited to see sprint cars,” said Thiel, who drives the No. 64 car. “To be able to see three divisions of sprint cars will be a great deal for the fans. Open wheel racing is just awesome. Hopefully, it’s a good show in all three classes and the fans really can enjoy it. I am looking forward to Spencer and the hype that it brings.”

The Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple-Header will be the only time this season that 410 sprint cars and non-wing sprint cars take to the three-eights-mile. Thiel points out how sprint car racing is a sensory experience that when seen in person, usually creates new fans, which many fair-goers at the Clay County Fair will be seeing the open wheel machines for the first time.

“You get people who are going to the races, because sprint cars are there,” shared Thiel. “You also get new people, who are going to the fair and then come to the races. Some of those fans may not entirely know what sprint car racing is, so hopefully when they leave, they have become fans, come back next year, want to go to more races and also start to support drivers. Anytime you can get someone who has never been to a sprint car race, out there to experience it, they get to see a thrilling form of entertainment that you can’t get anywhere else.”

While running the full IRA schedule, Thiel has also branched out the last few seasons and visited a number of new tracks. Earlier this year, he made the trek from Wisconsin to Ohio to compete at the recently re-configured Mansfield Motor Speedway, which is a sprawling, high-speed track, similar to Clay County Fair Speedway.

“We’ve excelled when we gone to new places,” said Thiel. “You can really get dialed in at a place when you run there all the time, but you just learn so much when you go to new places. I feel very comfortable going to new places.”

Thanks to the marvels of modern technology, Thiel is able to check out tracks he is visiting for the first time, such as Clay County Fair Speedway, by watching videos online. He is quick to point out, though, that sometimes looks can be deceiving, when watching clips of new tracks. In the end, nothing is quite as helpful as getting to the track, seeing the surface walking it and then using the hot lap session to get up to speed.

“The track can look bigger on the video than the place might be or the banking may be more than it shows,” he explained. “I try to do some type of study of the place and see how the cars are going around there, to see if one line is the dominant line or if the cars are going to a particular line on the track. You definitely can learn from watching videos and then you experience the real deal when you get there and accommodate accordingly.”

Thiel has a busy week leading up to the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple-Header. This past weekend he competed in Northern Wisconsin at Amsoil Speedway on Friday night and then raced at Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday night. After making the trek back home to Sheboygan, he had a couple of days to regroup, prior to heading to Joliet, Illinois for an event at The Dirt Oval at Route 66 on Wednesday night.

Thiel will then make the trip west to Iowa. The plan is to arrive in Spencer a day before the race to begin preparations. If all goes as planned, Thiel will take some time to stroll around the Fair and enjoy the sights, sounds and more importantly, the fair food.

“We race earlier in the week, so we’ll be headed to Spencer on Thursday,” he noted. “We should have our maintenance done and then we can take some time to enjoy the fair and the things going on around there. I’ve never been to Spencer before and have heard a lot about the fair, so hopefully we can get some downtime to check things out and maybe run into some fans at the fair itself.”

Heading into the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple-Header, Thiel is second in the IRA standings. He has four wins this season on the tour to go along with 18 top-10, with 14 of those being top-five finishes. With a very solid field of cars expected on Friday, Thiel knows that to be in contention at the end of the main event, being fast early in the night is a must.

“It all starts first thing with qualifying and you have to be on your game with that,” Thiel explained. “With the IRA format, if you can qualify in the top-six or seven, you set yourself up for the rest of the night. If you can get yourself in the re-draw, then you control your own destiny, starting in the top-10. With the cars it sounds like will be there, that’s what it’s going to take. If you struggle in time trials, hopefully you struggle just enough to start on the front row of a heat race and can maybe win the heat and lock yourself in that way. Qualifying is the biggest deal, so that’s what we’ll be focusing on and then go from there.”

Tickets for the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple-Header on Friday, September 15 at Clay County Fair Speedway can purchased online at http://www.midwestix.com/organizations/clay-county-fair and at the track on race day. For ticket information, visit www.ClayCountyFair.com.

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White Set for New Track No. 19 Saturday During Lake Ozark Debut

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (Sept. 12, 2017) - Harli White is gaining valuable experience trucking to track after track across the country this season.

White has competed from the East Coast to the West Coast and a lot of places in between in an effort to improve herself as a sprint car driver.

"It's important to always push yourself and test yourself at new tracks and against different competition as often as possible," she said. "This has been a learning season for sure and we're soaking up everything we can."

White has made her first-ever appearance at 18 different tracks this season with No. 19 set for this Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region.

"It looks like a fun place and it looks really racy," she said. "I'm excited to get on another track. We've been doing good at adapting to new tracks. I think being there at the end is where we're lacking. We need to put 25 consistent laps together in the main events."

This weekend's show is currently the final new track White has on her schedule with approximately a dozen races remaining this season.

"This year has gone by really fast," she said. "Our focus is to continue learning as much as we can and try to build consistency as we end this season that will hopefully carry over into 2018."

SEASON STATS -

52 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 12 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region

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"The Olson's are super nice people," White said. "They have a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation each year and raise a lot of money for a great cause, including more than $120,000 in 2015. They are a perfect fit for Harli White Racing and we're so happy to have them as part of the team."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Lucas Oil Products, Inc., 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.

 

 

Skinner Rallies to Top-10 Finish at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 12, 2017) - Marshall Skinner recovered from an eighth-place starting spot in the B Main to score a top-10 finish in the A Main last Saturday night at I-30 Speedway.

A poor draw in a stout heat race put Skinner behind early in the evening as he started fifth in his heat and finished sixth during the ASCS Red River Region and ASCS Mid-South Region event.

"It was pretty much over with once it started," he said. "We all just kind of fell in line. It's kind of frustrating when you don't draw well in a tough heat and the track is really wet so that you can't pass."

Skinner's heat race finish placed him eighth on the B Main starting grid.

"I eventually got to fourth about halfway through the race," he said. "I wasn't very aggressive and kind of took my time. I own my own car and just have my wife helping me at the track so I can't afford to tear anything up."

The fourth-place finish lined Skinner up 18th in the 20-car field for the A Main.

"I passed a lot of cars on the first lap," he said. "There were cars going to the top and cars going to the bottom going into turn one and I was able to just drive through the middle and pass them. A lot of them were good cars. But then Matt Covington and I got to racing together for almost the entire race and I just could not get by him. Eventually, Derek (Hagar) ended up getting by both of us and I finished ninth.

"But it wasn't a bad night. We passed a lot of cars. And I'm sure it was a pretty good show to watch with all of the passing. We just haven't had much luck in the draw lately and that pretty much determines your whole night."

Skinner's ninth-place result marked his 20th top 10 of the season.

He is slated to return to action this Saturday at I-30 Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 9 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 4 (8); Feature: 9 (18).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 2 wins, 13 top fives, 20 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marshall-Skinner-Motorsports-207879425896412/

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"I met Maria from FK in 2010 and she's been very helpful," Skinner said. "They have a really, really nice product. I used to have problems with rod ends until I started using FK and then those problems all went away."

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 TN Expediting, DHR Suspension, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, Cooper Racing Enterprises, BB&T Racing, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, 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 and Oval Paints for their continued support.

 

 

Herrera Scores Podium at Flint Creek, Top 10 at I-30 and Top Five at Diamond Park

Inside Line Promotions - MURFREESBORO, Ark. (Sept. 12, 2017) - Johnny Herrera recorded a pair of top fives and three top 10s during a tripleheader weekend.

The action began last Friday at Flint Creek Speedway in Colcord, Okla., where he advanced from seventh to fifth in a heat race. That earned enough points to lock into the ASCS Red River Region feature redraw. Unfortunately, Herrera pulled the second-highest number - seven - to start the A Main on the inside of the fourth row.

"When I got into third Dustin (Morgan) was a straightaway ahead of me," he said. "I started gaining on him and had closed it to six or eight car lengths when Wayne (Johnson), who was leading, blew a tire with a couple of laps to go. That left a green-white-checkered finish. I made a couple of runs at Dustin (for the lead). He did what he had to do to win the race. I put a slider on him the last corner. Instead of sliding up and possibly crashing us both I left him room and he beat me to the line by half a car length."

Herrera finished second by less than one tenth of a second. It was his 11 th podium of the season.

He ventured to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Saturday for an ASCS Red River Region and ASCS Mid-South Region event. Herrera maneuvered from sixth to fourth place in the heat race before he powered from 11 th to sixth in the main event.

"I left the car a little too free," he said. "I probably should have tightened it up a little. Everyone was right there. I think we could have had a top-three car. Normally I'm a guy who is too tight. I worked really hard this weekend to keep the car free. Maybe that's a good thing that we got it too free and learned what we did."

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway, where Herrera placed second in an ASCS Mid-South Region heat race to earn a spot in the feature redraw. This time he pulled the highest number - eight - to start the main event eighth.

"There wasn't a lot of passing," he said. "There was a caution at the start and when we restarted I think we were fifth. The start was about how we all finished. I was able to gain one position."

Herrera's fourth-place result was his 18th top five of the season. He was also the Hard Charger Award winner for passing the most cars.

"We had a good weekend," he said. "We can't seem to draw worth a darn, but we passed cars all weekend and went forward almost every time we were on the track."

Herrera will take this weekend off before resuming competition Sept. 21-23 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 8 - Flint Creek Speedway in Colcord, Okla. - Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 2 (7).

Sept. 9 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 6 (11).

Sept. 10 - Diamond Park Speedway in Murfreesboro, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 4 (8).

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 3 wins, 18 top fives, 33 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 21-23 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

Herrera has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Morton Excavating

Morton Excavating is an excavating business located in Coweta, Okla.

"Morton Excavating came on board early last year and has developed into a great friendship as well as a partnership," Herrera said. "It started out as me asking them to move some dirt for me and has turned into a friendship and at the same time Blaine and Kim came on board as a big supporter of our program."

Herrera would also like to thank Champion Brands, Mesilla Valley Transportation, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, 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.

 

 

Hagar Charges to Top Five in Sprint Car and Posts Best Midget Result of Season at I-30

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 12, 2017) - Derek Hagar's busy night of pulling double duty went well last Saturday at I-30 Speedway, where he charged from a B Main to a top five in the sprint car A Main and he posted a season-best midget result.

"That was tough to go back and forth between the sprint car and midget," he said. "That's only our third time in the midget this year. It's one of those things you have to be in the seat to get comfortable. It took me a majority of the night to get comfortable with the car."

Hagar advanced from fourth to second place during the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series heat race. That lined him up third for the main event.

"We ran second for a couple of laps," he said. "We fell back to third. I got passed again about halfway. Then we had a caution with four laps to go. My left rear was going flat and I couldn't drive the car as hard as I wanted to. I got passed at the end and finished sixth. It was a good night in the midget."

Hagar's sixth-place finish was his best result of the season in the midget and his top finish in several years.

Hagar also piloted his sprint car that night during the ASCS Red River Region and ASCS Mid-South Region event at the quarter-mile oval.

Late contact in a heat race relegated him to a fifth-place finish, which sent him into the B Main. Hagar advanced from fourth to win the consolation race and transfer into the 15th starting position for the A Main.

"We fell back early," he said. "Some drivers up front didn't know where they wanted to go and it jumbled everything up. I wasn't going to stick my nose where it didn't need to be. I think if we started further up front we'd have had a better shot.

"You had to wait. They started throwing moisture to the middle. They were stacking up on the bottom so I was able to make up ground through the middle. We had a restart with six or seven laps to go. I got by (Johnny) Herrera and then there were a couple racing side by side. I went through the middle and got by both of them. We had a late restart and I drove around a couple of cars to end with a fourth-place finish."

Hagar's fourth-place result was his 25th top five of the season.

He will take this weekend off before returning to action Sept. 21-23 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 9 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. (sprint car) - Heat race: 5 (4); B Main: 1 (4); Feature: 4 (15).

Sept. 9 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. (midget) - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 6 (3).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 27 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 21-23 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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"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.

 

 

Tommy Hunt appointed as grand marshal for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga Speedway this weekend

Motorsports Ventures PR

Calistoga, CA – September 12, 2017…With another great weekend of racing at the Louie Vermeil Classic in the record books the attention at Calistoga Speedway now shifts to the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown this Friday and Saturday September 15th and 16th.

As anticipation continues to build for the first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at the speedway in over two-years Motorsports Ventures is pleased to announce that Calistoga promoter Tommy Hunt will serve as grand marshal during the weekend.

“We are excited to have Tommy Hunt as our grand marshal for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown,” said Chris Morgan of Motorsports Ventures. “Tommy has done so much for the Calistoga Speedway since becoming involved here so it will be a perfect fit for the weekend. A great racer and a great promoter. It all goes hand in hand so we can’t think of anyone better. We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend in Calistoga.”

Hunt has been promoting events at the Calistoga Speedway over the last 10-years and has also worked as west coast vice president for the United States Auto Club in the past. He also had a solid driving career that saw him compete in both sprint cars and midgets, running a healthy part of his schedule down south with the California Racing Association, where he earned multiple wins at the Ascot Park and one at Chula Vista Raceway. In 1977 he also made the A-main at the prestigious Knoxville Nationals in Iowa.

The Wine Country Outlaw Showdown weekend marks the final appearance of the season in California for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Last year’s scheduled event early in the season fell victim to rain, which has left fans hungry to catch the “Greatest Show on Dirt” tackle the new and improved half-mile once again.

Last weekend’s Gold Cup Race of Champions saw Paradise, California’s Kyle Hirst pick off opening night, while Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart captured Saturday to become a Gold Cup champ for the first time. The most recent World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Calistoga Speedway was held in April of 2015. Wins that weekend were claimed by Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz and Grass Valley, California’s Brad Sweet.

The IMCA All Star Modified Tour will also be a part of this weekend and will showcase the top modified drivers from around Northern California.

The town of Calistoga offers more than simply just racing with world class dining and tourist shops just a short walk downtown. Extended camping options are also available during the weekend and can be reserved at (707) 942-5221.

The main gate for spectators will open at 4pm each day, with will call & the ticket window opening at 2pm both days. The pit gate will also open at 2pm. Two-night weekend tickets and single night tickets are available by visiting https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=231

The Calistoga Speedway is located on the scenic Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga, California at 1435 North Oak Street and has been in existence since 1937. For more information on the half-mile log onto http://www.calistogaspeedway.org/

 

 

EXTRA CASH AVAILABLE TO HIGHEST FINISHING CAR FROM EACH CSCN AFFILIATE SANCTION

 by Tommy Goudge

(September 12, 2017) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that drivers from each of the six affiliate sanctions will have extra cash to shoot for at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals this weekend.

The Southern Ontario Sprints, Empire Super Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Great Lakes Super Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Car division are the official affiliate sanctions for the 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Awards for the highest finishing driver from each of the affiliate sanctions are as follows:

-Ohsweken Speedway Highest Finishing KK-C/P Driver: $250 CAD -Brighton Speedway Highest Finishing SOS Driver: $200 CAD -Empire Super Sprints Highest Finishing ESS Driver: $250 USD -Patriot Sprint Tour Highest Finishing PST Driver: $200 USD -Specialty Fuels & Logistics Highest Finishing GLSS Driver: $200 USD -K&L Ready Mix Highest Finishing NRA Invaders Driver: $200 USD

Many other cash prizes will also be available, pushing the total purse for the Saturday, September 16 event over $70,000. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming soon regarding Canada’s largest short track event!

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! Tickets and campsite reservations are available NOW for the 2017 CSCN weekend coming up on September 15 and September 16. Call 519-717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information on ticket sales and campsite reservations.

#CSCN2017 The 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will kick off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 14, while racing will commence Friday, September 15 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16.

The 13th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will again pay $12,000 USD-to-win and $1,000 USD-to-start the 35 lap A-Feature, along with several other cash awards. The entry list currently stands at 60 cars, with more expected this week. Many CSCN entrants will represent one of the six official affiliate sanctions for the event, including the Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Car division, the Southern Ontario Sprints tour, Patriot Sprint Tour, Empire Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, and Great Lakes Super Sprints. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 16.

This year’s Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals again includes a pair of 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Both of the Twin 15 A-Feature winners on Friday will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.

The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout will feature top drivers from each of the six CSCN affiliate sanctions. The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge”.

CSCN ENTRY INFO Entries continue to be accepted for the 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=5093

BORDER CROSSING Teams traveling to Ohsweken from outside Canada are encouraged to click on the following link – http://www.ohswekenspeedway.ca/BorderForm.pdf – to view and print documents which will help you in the international border crossing process.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America and beyond. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 12 previous editions, with a total of 249 different drivers from 16 American states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

PAST CSCN WINNERS: 2005 – Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville OH USA 2006 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada 2007 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada 2008 – Wayne Johnson, Mustang OK USA 2009 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA 2010 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA 2011 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale TX USA 2012 – Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC Canada 2013 – Shane Stewart, Bixby OK USA 2014 – Jessica Zemken, Sprakers NY USA 2015 – Bryan Howland, Auburn NY USA 2016 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo IN USA About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule since 2007.

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Caleb Armstrong earns Tuscarora 50 A-main start; Jim Nace Memorial next on All Star schedule

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NEW CASTLE, IN (September 12, 2017) - While battling some of the nation’s elite, New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong represented the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions proudly during his recent trip to the Port Royal (PA) Speedway “Speed Palace,” qualifying for the largest event in the history of the facility - the 50th Annual Tuscarora 50.

Armstrong, who is currently third in the Arctic Cat All Star championship chase, was scored 24th during the 50-lap, $50,000-to-win, Tuscarora weekend finale, earning a spot in the Central Pennsylvania blockbuster by finishing fourth during the evening’s B-main. The second year, All Star traveler was one position shy of qualifying for the Tuscarora 50 main event through his respective heat race.

“We were really proud to make the show on Saturday night, especially after failing to make it out of the C-main on Friday,” Armstrong stated, pilot of the Baker Crop Insurance/Armstrong Farms/Neal Metal Recycling/No. 7. “That’s a whole different world out there. Not only were we up against the Pennsylvania Posse, but we also had to race against a bunch of fast teams from the Midwest. It was definitely a fun atmosphere. We still have a lot to learn about Central Pennsylvania and the big half-miles. We have two more this weekend, so we’ll put our notes from Port Royal to the test.”

With one last chance to conquer Central Pennsylvania soil, Caleb Armstrong will return to the Keystone State with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the upcoming weekend, set to visit Selinsgrove Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17, respectively. Highlighting his trip back to Pennsylvania Posse Country will be the 35th Annual Jim Nace Memorial/National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway awarding an $8,000 top prize; the track’s final event of the 2017 season.

Unlike Selinsgrove Speedway, which has yet to host an Arctic Cat All Star event in 2017, Armstrong has one start at the Bedford half-mile this season and was scored 23rd; the result of contact with another racer after starting from the outside-pole position.

“Bedford wasn’t too kind to us last time we were there, but we’ve long put that behind us,” Armstrong said. “Our goal is to pick up right where we left off and get up front. I know we have the speed to make that happen. We’ll see what we can do.”

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.

2017 Wins: 1 (Mansfield Motor Speedway - Great Lakes Dirt Nationals)

Armstrong was 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. Armstrong appreciatively echoed that he would not be able to stay on the All Star tour without these great partners.

 

 

Max Stambaugh enjoys first Tuscarora; $8,000 on the line at Selinsgrove

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ELIDA, OH (September 12, 2017) - Despite results reading otherwise, Max Stambaugh’s visit to Port Royal (PA) Speedway for the 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 was a positive experience. The two-day program, comprised of two, full Arctic Cat All Star events including the 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 worth $50,000, featured not only the Arctic Cat All Stars and Pennsylvania’s finest, but also a handful of national invaders. Stambaugh represented the Arctic Cat All Star fan base well, and although he was forced to use a Series provisional to start the 50-lap finale, much was learned over the course of the two days.

“It was a long weekend, but an enjoyable weekend. Anytime you have the opportunity to race with some of the best in the world, you have to take advantage of it. Our results lacked some, but we learned a lot and that is what’s most important,” Max Stambaugh explained. “Our notebook is a little thin when it comes to racing on big half-miles, but that keeps changing. We keep building on what we already know. It takes time. This is my first or second time visiting a lot of these places. We’ll get to where we need to be soon.”

Furthering a trend of Arctic Cat All Star starts in Central Pennsylvania, “Mad Max” Stambaugh will continue his 2017 rookie campaign with “America’s Series” with another trip to the Keystone State, this time paying a visit to the Selinsgrove Speedway near Selinsgrove, as well as the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford. The September 16-17 road trip will be headlined with the 35th Annual Jim Nace Memorial/National Open worth $8,000 at Selinsgrove; the final event on the track’s 2017 schedule.

“I can’t thank Ray Marshall enough for these opportunities,” Stambaugh said, pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Fastenal of Kenton/No. 33M. “We’ve been having a lot of fun this year. We don’t have a lot of season left. I hope to make the last few weeks count.”

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.

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

 

 

Ryan Smith finishes second in 50th Annual Tuscarora 50; Selinsgrove and Bedford next with Arctic Cat All Stars

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KUNKLETOWN, PA (September 12, 2017) - Putting together an impressive series of results in front of his Central Pennsylvania fans, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith earned back-to-back top-ten finishes during the Arctic Cat All Star Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal (PA) Speedway, highlighted with a runner-up performance during the $50,000-to-win, 50-lap finale on Saturday evening, September 9.

After starting from the pole position as the result of a heat race victory, Smith led the first six circuits of the 50-lap finale, ultimately losing the top spot to eventual winner, Lance Dewease. The biggest sprint car race in Port Royal Speedway history attracted 66 entries including a handful of national-level invaders.

The pilot of the Tom and Sherry Leidig/Warko Group/Specialty Rigging/Rick’s Auto Body/TGP Photography/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/No. 59 kicked off his Port Royal Speedway campaign with a tenth place finish on Friday evening, September 8.

“It’s hard to be unhappy about finishing second to Lance Dewease,” Ryan Smith explained. “That team is on a whole new level. It was a great weekend for me and it was a great weekend for our team. To be able to race close to home during an event of that size and record back-to-back solid finishes is exciting. We get to race pretty close to home again next weekend, so the plan is to take advantage of that and get one spot higher on the podium.”

Ryan Smith will continue his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star campaign with another pair of events in Central Pennsylvania, this time visiting Selinsgrove Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17, respectively.

Smith, who will enter the weekend second in the Arctic Cat All Star championship chase with one victory on the season, will hunt for a grand total of $13,000 over the course of the upcoming weekend; $8,000 at Selinsgrove Speedway during the Jim Nace Memorial/National Open and $5,000 at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway. Each event will also award full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star title chase.

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.

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

 

 

Dietrich sixth in Tuscarora 50; Central PA triple next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA (September 12, 2017) - Joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at the Port Royal “Speed Palace” on September 8-9, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich ended his recent weekend of competition with a pair of sixth place finishes, one of which during the 50th running of the Tuscarora 50 worth $50,000; the largest event in the history of Port Royal Speedway.

The entire weekend proved to be a success for the Gettysburg native, solidifying feature qualification on both nights by finishing no worse than second during his respective heat races. Despite falling to sixth by features end, Dietrich battled hard during the Tuscarora 50 finale on Saturday night, pressuring eventual winner, Lance Dewease, for the top spot until the pair entered traffic.

“It was a good weekend for our team. I can’t say enough about what we’ve been able to accomplish this year,” 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. 29. “The Tuscarora 50 is one race we really wanted. I thought maybe we were going to have a shot at it. It got away this year, but we’ll be even more ready next year when they award $51,000.”

A Central Pennsylvania triple-header on Friday through Sunday, September 15-17, stands next for Danny Dietrich; Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Sunday.

Highlighting the weekend in Central Pennsylvania will be the 35th Annual Jim Nace Memorial National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway. The Arctic Cat All Star sanctioned event will award a $8,000 top prize; the final event on Selinsgrove’s 2017 schedule. Dietrich is the defending Selinsgrove Speedway winner against Tony Stewart’s All Stars.

The Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway program on Sunday, September 17, is also sanctioned by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

“The goal is to win all three,” Dietrich said. “I think we have a good shot. I have a great group who support me and help make that possible. I wouldn’t be where I am without them.”

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.

2015 Wins: 16
2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway)
2017 Wins: 11 (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)

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.

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

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Brock Zearfoss earns Port Royal title after Tuscarora 50 podium run

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (September 12, 2017) - Capping off an impressive Port Royal Speedway campaign in 2017, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss is now a Port Royal Speedway track champion, clinching his first-ever title with a third place run during the 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Adding a little extra drama to the largest event in Port Royal Speedway history, Zearfoss trailed Port Royal’s Dylan Cisney by 85 points in the championship as green flags flew on Saturday night for the $50,000 finale. A late race charge from row five secured his fate, winning the overall Port Royal Speedway title by a mere-five markers.

There were 66 entries for the 50th Annual Tuscarora 50. Zearfoss locked himself into the Central Pennsylvania blockbuster by finishing second during his respective heat race, initiating the evening with the eighth fastest time during his respective group of qualifiers.

“What a weekend. I really don’t know what to say,” Zearfoss said, 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. “This was a total team effort all weekend long. I’m proud of everyone. We had a goal this year and that was to win races and earn a track championship. We’ve accomplished both of those and I’m thrilled. We still have plenty of big races ahead. I don’t want to relax just yet, but this definitely boosts our confidence even more.”

Brock Zearfoss will continue his 2017 campaign with a pair of events in Central Pennsylvania, one of which a rematch against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Selinsgrove Speedway. The Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native will visit Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday, September 15, followed by a trip to Selinsgrove Speedway near Selinsgrove on Saturday, September 16. The Selinsgrove Speedway visit holds an $8,000 potential; the winner’s share for the Jim Nace Memorial/National Open with the Arctic Cat All Stars.

Like prior starts, Zearfoss will pilot the Aaron Long-owned No. 58 during his Williams Grove Speedway visit. The Zearfoss/Long combo own two victories at The Grove in 2017, one of which against the Greatest Show On Dirt.

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.

2017 Brock Zearfoss Racing merchandise, as well as 2017 AL 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.

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.

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.

 

 

Strong Gold Cup Opener Goes South for Paul McMahan

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to his native California over the weekend, Paul McMahan would have a very good showing going during the Gold Cup Race of Champions opening night event, but he would get collected in a mid race issue that ultimately ended his night.

“Friday night we had a pretty good night going,” Paul McMahan said. “We timed in well, won our heat, and made the dash. We were a little tight at the start of the feature but we were starting to get better, but unfortunately we got caught up with an issue in front of us.”

With 40 cars checked into Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, McMahan would be the first car out for time trials in flight one and would end up timing in third quick.

Getting the jump in his heat race, McMahan would look very strong aboard the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Champion Brand Lubricants entry as he picked up the win and moved into the Dash.

Starting fourth in the Dash, contact on the opening lap would get the Elk Grove, CA native out of shape and he would lose several positions and end up finishing eighth in the six-lap affair.

Battling a tight car in the race’s early laps McMahan would fall back as far as 12th before he was able to get moving the right direction. Getting into ninth on the 14th lap, a car would spin just in front of him on the 16th lap and it would result in McMahan making contact and getting over on his side as he would then be struck by another car.

With the race beyond the halfway point, McMahan would be guaranteed no time in the work area and his promising night was cut short early.

Returning to the track on Saturday night for the Gold Cup finale, an early pill again would not be so kind to McMahan as the track would continue to pick up speed during time trials.

Ending up 15th quickest in time trials, McMahan would finish ninth in his heat on a surface that was extremely heavy and nearly impossible to pass on. Moving into the semi, McMahan would do all he could as he chased after a spot in the 40-lap feature event.

Working from the ninth spot, McMahan would get up to fifth and finish just one spot out of the transfer.

“Saturday night we were all kind of dealt a tough hand,” McMahan said. “Unfortunately for us, we went out second in time trials and didn’t stand a chance as the track picked up speed all session. My guys worked hard and we did all we could, it was just a disappointing end to the weekend.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, FK Indy, HRP, KPC, 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, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-78, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-23.

ON TAP: McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team will be in action this Friday and Saturday night in Calistoga, CA.

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 Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

 

 

JA Sixth at Gold Cup Opener with Roth Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- With a deal coming together last minute, Jonathan Allard was able to compete in the 2017 Gold Cup Race of Champions as he took controls of the Roth Motorsports No. 83JR for the weekend and picked up a sixth place finish on Friday night.

“I can’t thank Dennis and Teresa Roth enough for this opportunity to compete for them during Gold Cup,” Jonathan Allard said. “Their car is iconic in this sport, and to be able to drive for them at my home track’s biggest event was very special to me.”

Friday night, Allard made his return to Silver Dollar Speedway, as he timed the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation machine in sixth quickest in his qualifying flight.

Starting and finishing third in his heat race, the Chico, CA native was locked into the feature event where he would take the green flag from the 11th starting position. When the race came to life, Allard quickly advanced into the 10th spot where he ran for the first half of the race.

Taking advantage of a mid-race restart, the former Gold Cup champion made a big move as he surged into the seventh position. His stay in seventh would be short-lived as two laps later he was able to put a move on Shane Golobic to take over the sixth position.

Chasing after Justin Sanders in traffic, Allard couldn’t quite get to his fellow Californian competitor as he closed the night would with a sixth place finish.

Returning to action on Saturday night to close out the Gold Cup, Allard would be hampered by an early pill draw as he timed in 12th quickest in his qualifying flight on this night.

Advancing from sixth to fourth in his heat race, Allard would move into the 40-lap feature event where he would grid the field from the 15th starting position. On a surface that continued to hold moisture and create a wicked fast surface, Allard would work his way into the 14th spot when the race came to life, but would fall back to 16th on the third lap.

Getting out of the groove on the 12th lap, JA would fall back to 19th as he looked for any kind of opening to get going forward. With passing tough on the fast track, Allard would find himself in trouble on lap 27 as he would get sucked into the front stretch wall and get the Roth Motorsports machine upside down.

“I hate it for this team to end our night like we did,” Allard added. “Again, really appreciative of the opportunity to work with everyone, and hope to get another shot with them. I wish them the best moving forward as they are battling for a KWS championship.”

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-5, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-4.

ON TAP: Allard is unsure when his next race will be for sure at this time as he continues to try and put something together for the Summer months.

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.

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Netto Nabs Sixth Spot with Civil War Series in Chico, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Competing with both the Civil War Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series over the course of the last week in Chico, CA, DJ Netto’s week would be highlighted by a sixth place finish on Wednesday night.

“We had pretty good speed all weekend, and that has me excited for Calistoga this weekend,” DJ Netto said. “Saturday night we were in a good spot, but had some heat race misfortune that ended up putting us pretty far back on a hammerdown track, but all in all there was some good that came from it.”

Taking on the Civil War Series on Wednesday night to open the 64th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions, Netto would get things kicked off by timing the Tri-C Manufacturing/Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain No. 3c entry in 16th quickest in qualifying time trials.

Winning his heat race, the Hanford, CA driver would move into the Dash where a run from eighth to sixth placed him in the third row for the 30-lap feature event. Having a sluggish start, Netto would fall back to the night spot before working into eighth on the third lap.

Spending much of the early portions of the race in eighth, Netto would again fall back to ninth at the race’s halfway point. Continuing to battle in the Top-10, Netto would use the race’s first restart to work into eighth and then take over seventh on lap 21.

A final restart on the 24th lap, would see him make a big move and take the sixth spot, where he would go on to take the checkered flag.

Returning to action on Friday night with the World of Outlaws, Netto would time in 11th quickest in his qualifying flight, which would place him in the third row of his heat race.

Getting his elbows up in his heat, Netto would work from his sixth starting position to finish in fourth which would be good enough to lock him into the 30-lap Gold Cup prelim night feature event.

Lining up in the eight row of the feature event, Netto would battle with the likes of Logan Schuchart, Bud Kaeding, and Mason Moore as they battled for position on a relatively tricky surface.

When the 30-lap affair came to a close, Netto took the checkered flag in the 15th spot.

Saturday night would bring the end of a busy week, and Netto would get off to a very nice start as he timed in fifth quickest in his qualifying flight.

With passing extremely difficult in heat race action, some big time moves would be attempted at times, and a little misfortune would leave Netto back in the eighth spot and in the night’s B main.

Taking advantage of a front row starting position, Netto would pick up the ‘B’ win, and march into the Gold Cup Race of Champions feature event. With the surface still locked down, passing was at a premium during the 40-lap affair.

From his 21st starting spot, Netto was able to work forward a little bit as he closed his weekend out with a 16th place finish.

“We were in an okay spot after time trials, but unfortunately our heat race really ended our night,” Netto added. “I have to thank everyone that worked on our car all week, as well as Clyde and Marion Lamar, and my family, for continuing to let me do what I love.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-49, Wins-3, Top 5’s-20, Top 10’s-30

ON TAP: DJ Netto and the Tri-C Motorsports team will be in action Wednesday, Friday, and, Saturday in Chico, CA for the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

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

 

 

Cory Eliason Fourth With World of Outlaws During Gold Cup Race of Champions

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to be very strong aboard the Antaya Motorsports No. 20 machine, Cory Eliason represented the Golden State very well against the World of Outlaws during the Gold Cup Race of Champions as he ran fourth on Friday night before having a mechanical issue while running fifth on Saturday night.

“We have been really good as of late, and it was really nice to run well against the World of Outlaws,” Cory Eliason said. “The guys gave me a really good car, and I wish we could have came away with a couple of Top-Five’s but sometimes bad luck happens.”

Kicking the weekend off on Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway, Eliason would time the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association/Fuel Curve/Fire Protection Management No. 20 car in fourth quickest in his time trials flight.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Kingsburg, CA wheelman would run second to fellow Californian, Dominc Scelzi, and punch his ticket to the Craftsman Club Dash where a fifth place finish put him in the third row for the 30-lap feature.

Taking the green flag from the fifth spot, Eliason would run fifth for the first half of the race, on a surface that offered drivers an extremely tricky cushion to work around.

On laps 12 and 13, Eliason would hook up in a battle with Justin Sanders for the fourth spot and would finally get the spot for good at the race’s ½ way point.

Showing he had a very strong car, Eliason would then set his sights on Scelzi who ran just ahead of him in third. In thick traffic with 10-to-go, Eliason would make a bid for the spot, but in clear track Scelzi kept him at by as he went on to score a fourth place finish with the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’.

Returning to action on Saturday night for the Gold Cup Race of Champions finale, Eliason with take advantage of going out in the middle of his time trial flight on a surface that continued to pick up speed and ended up timing the Kaeding Performance/Cardinal Paint and Powder/Tool World backed machine in second quickest.

Running second to eventual Gold Cup Champion, Shane Stewart, in his heat race, Eliason would again move into the Dash where another fifth place finish would line him up in the third row for the 40-lap feature event.

Settling into fifth on a track that continued to stay hooked up through the night, Eliason was very fast as he ran inside the Top-Five during the fast paced feature event.

Looking to be well on his way to his second consecutive World of Outlaws Top-Five finish, Eliason would slow with issues on lap 30 with mechanical issues as his night came to an end.

“It was a disappointing end to our weekend for sure, but some good definitely came out of it,” he added. “Very thankful to be a part of this team, and I am looking forward to this weekend in Calistoga, CA.”

Antaya Motorsports would like to thank Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, Fuel Curve, Fire Protection Management, Inc., TW Performance, Kaeding Performance, Cardinal Paint and Powder, Tool World, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, and Shiro’s Collision Center for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 22, Wins: 3, Top 5’s: 12, Top 10’s: 16

ON TAP: Cory Eliason and the Antaya Motorsports team will return to action this Friday and Saturday night in Calistoga, CA again with the World of Outlaws.

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/.

 

 

Mason Moore 11th and 12th at Gold Cup Race of Champions

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking part in three nights of action during the 2017 Gold Cup Race of Champions, Mason Moore would record an 11th place finish with the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster on Wednesday night before finishing 12th with the World of Outlaws on Friday night.

“It was a pretty good Gold Cup for the 22 team,” Mason Moore said. “Saturday night we just couldn’t really get going anywhere after timing in so bad on a really heavy and fast surface.”

Wednesday night saw the Princeton, CA pilot check in at the Silver Dollar Speedway to kick off the big week of racing as he timed the Coors Light/Econo Lube and Tune/Geico Local Office backed No. 22 machine in seventh quickest in time trials.

Working into second in his heat race, a late restart would see Moore slip back to third where he would finish. The finish was still good enough to lock him into the feature event where he would be placed 10th in the starting grid.

Fighting for position in the Top-10 for the duration of the race, Moore just could not seem to get his LRB Race Products/NAAKE Suspension/K&N backed entry going. Continuing to fight for a Top-10, Moore would close the opener out with an 11th place finish.

Spectating Thursday night’s USAC race, Moore would return to action when the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series rolled into town on Friday night. Timing in seventh quickest in his qualifying flight, Moore would race his way to a fourth place finish in his heat race.

Punching his ticket into the Gold Cup Race of Champions preliminary night feature event, Moore would take the green flag from the 13th starting position. On a surface that offered drivers a little bit of everything, Moore would fight hard with a nice mix of some of the country’s best, as well as some of the state’s top talent.

When the checkered flag was displayed to the field, Moore crossed under with a 12th place finish.

Returning to the speedway for Saturday night’s finale, Moore and the rest of the field would have their hands full on an extremely wet surface for much of the night. Going out early in his time trial flight, the track would continue to get faster as the session went on and Moore would end up 14th quickest.

Lining up seventh and finishing eight in his heat on the locked down surface, Moore would make his way to the night’s Last Chance Showdown where he would start seventh and finish eight and officially end his Gold Cup.

“Saturday night was tough, because your night was almost dictated on your time trial draw,” Moore said. “It was the same for everyone, it just did not work out for us. Thanks to everyone on this team for all of their hard work all week.”

Moore would like to thank Coors Light, Econo Lube and Tune, Geico Local Office, , LRB Race Products, NAAKE Suspension, K&N, Selover Paint and Body, Lucas Oil, ITC Service Group, Saureel, and Moore Insurance Services for their support.

ON TAP: Mason Moore will be back in action in the F&F Racing machine on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-10, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-5.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin.

 

 

Willie Croft 5th at Gold Cup Race of Champions

PETERSEN MEDIA- Running a very patient race on Saturday night with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series during the 64th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions, Willie Croft would come on strong in the race’s final laps as he finished in the fifth spot.

“The track was really fast all night long, and it finally started to get where you could move around late in the race,” Croft added. “We had a good car, and really got going in those final laps and ended up finishing fifth.”

Timing the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller No. 29 entry in fourth quickest in his time trial flight, the Roseville, CA driver would run third in his heat race which locked him into the 40-lap finale.

From the 11th starting position, Croft would be on the of the few who was able to get some spots early in the night as he would get up to ninth by the race’s seventh lap. Racing in a tight pack of cars on the tricky quarter mile, Croft would actually drift back as far as 13th just before the race’s halfway point.

Using a restart, Croft would work his way back up to 11th at the halfway point, before taking over 10th on the 22nd circuit.

Continuing to run in 10th, Croft would use a lap 28 restart to grab two more positions as he worked into the eighth spot, and a lap 30 restart would see him continue to move forward as he worked up to sixth.

Croft seemed to get better as the race came to an end as he moved into fifth with just five laps to go, where he would go on to finish.

“It was really good to get a good finish after struggling during Friday night’s feature,” Croft said. “I was really happy with my car, and it was really good to move forward like we did.”

Croft was also in action on Wednesday night with the Civil War Series, and had a really good night going.

Timing in third quickest in time trials amongst the 44 cars that were checked into the pit area, Croft would go from fourth to second in his heat race and move into the Dash.

Finishing fifth in the Dash, Croft would grid the field from the third row for the 30-lap Civil War Series season finale.

Getting a good start, Croft would work into the third spot, where he ran when the first caution of the night flew on lap 18. With second having issues on the restart, Croft would take over the spot and promptly make a bid for the race lead when the action resumed.

Amidst a four-car battle for the lead, Croft would have a mechanical failure send him through the infield and bring his night to an early end.

“It was a disappointing end to our Wednesday night,” Croft said. “We had a car that was good enough to contend for the win, but unfortunately we broke. Good to have speed in both the 360 and 410 at Gold Cup, and hopefully we can run well with the Outlaws again at Calistoga Speedway.

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-36, Wins-1, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-16.

ON TAP: Croft will be back in action on Friday and Saturday night as he travels to Calistoga Speedway to battle the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

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

 

 

NCRA Sprints Head to Thunder Hill Speedway This Saturday Night!

Park City, Kansas – September 11, 2017 - The National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division will be competing in their third straight Saturday night event coming up this weekend as they get set for “Battle on the Hill,” their first and only appearance of the season, at Thunder Hill Speedway in Mayetta, Kansas.

Former two-time tour champion Jeremy Campbell comes into the night as the points leader while defending tour champion Don Droud, Jr., Danny Jennings, Jon Freeman, Jeff Stasa, Forrest Southerland, Fred Mattox, Jake Greider, J.D. Johnson and Ray Seeman are the current top ten in standings with most, if not all, drivers expected to make the trip.

Eight events have been held thus far this season with eight different drivers having reached victory lane. Feature winners for 2017 so far include Campbell, Droud, Jennings, Mattox, Jason Martin, Joe Wood, Jr., Brian Bell and the most recent winner, Cody Ledger, this past Saturday night in McCool Junction, Nebraska.

Gates will open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time. Grandstand general admission is just $20 for adults while kids ages 12 and under will be admitted into the grandstands for free. All pit passes are just $30.

Schedule, point standings, rules and more for the NCRA sprint car division can be obtained by accessing the series official website www.racencra.com or their facebook page: NCRA Racing Series.

Save money, purchase tickets in advance! Just log on to www.race81speedway.com to order your advanced tickets and save a couple of dollars.

Remember, this will be a Speedway’s Inc. event so for all race and ticket information call (316) 755-1781 or check out the facebook page: Race 81 Speedway.

 

GOLDEN WEEKEND FOR LARSON MARKS RACING AT SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (SEPTEMBER 11, 2017) - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series traveled to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for two nights of competition at the 64th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions. After earning a solid runner-up effort on Friday, Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks team picked up the big victory on Saturday, joining co-owner Kyle Larson as Gold Cup Champions.

Friday night Stewart claimed the fastest lap time in qualifying and finished second in the opening heat race. After starting fifth in the Craftsman Club Dash, the pilot of the No. 2 advanced to the second spot, earning a front row starting position for the 30-lap main event.

Stewart took the green flag from the outside of the front row and settled into the runner-up position for the first six laps. Stewart took the lead on lap 7 as he and the leader, Kyle Hirst, reached lapped traffic. On lap 12, the Bixby, Okla., native bobble on the top of Turns 3 and 4, surrendering the lead back to Hirst. In the closing laps, Stewart and Hirst exchanged slide jobs for the lead multiple times with Stewart eventually finishing in the runner-up spot.

"It's a lot of fun when you can race somebody like that," said Stewart about his battle with Hirst. "I felt like we raced each other pretty clean there at the end and put on a great show for everybody. We obviously would like to win, but coming home second on this type of track is nothing to shake your head at. We continue to have fast racecars and run well. It's a testament to my guys, and hopefully we can keep this ball rolling and get the win tomorrow."

The following night, Stewart qualified sixth in Flight A of time trials, followed up by getting the win in his heat race after starting third. He then earned the third starting position for the 40-lap main event by finishing third in the Craftsman Club Dash.

Stewart quickly advanced to second on the opening lap of Saturday's finale. While racing in heavy lapped traffic, Stewart seized the lead on lap 11. The remaining 29 laps were not without difficulty as two lapped cars in two different incidences spun directly in front of the leader. Stewart ultimately survived two restarts in the closing laps to finally become a Gold Cup Champion.

"I just can't thank Kyle and Justin enough," said Stewart in victory lane. "They always give us the ability to come out here and do our jobs. When you retire, you are only remembered for the big races you win and this was one that I've always wanted to win. We've been close the last few years and to finally get it means so much to me."

The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action Friday, September 15 at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Silver Dollar Speedway DATE: September 8, 2017 QUALIFYING FLIGHT A: 1st HEAT RACE: 2nd DASH STARTING POSITION: 5th DASH FINISH: 2nd FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 2nd FEATURE FINISH: 2nd

TRACK: Silver Dollar Speedway DATE: September 8, 2017 QUALIFYING FLIGHT B: 6th HEAT RACE: 1st DASH STARTING POSITION: 2nd DASH FINISH: 3rd FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 3rd FEATURE FINISH: 1st

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 71 WINS: 9 TOP-FIVES: 27 TOP-10s: 50

 

 

FRED RANNARD, SR. MIDGET CLASSIC RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 23

The Second Annual Fred Rannard, Sr. Midget Classic at Agassiz Speedway has been rescheduled for September 23. Poor weather washed out the race originally slated for September 9.

The $1,100 to win and $200 to start race is now one of the highest paying pavement midget races on the west coast and will feature the Washington Midget Racing Association and the Agassiz Speedway Midgets. The event will now be a part of Championship night at Agassiz and will also feature Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Hornets.

"Its too bad that the one day of rain in the last three months had to come on the day of Dad's race but at least we can still run it on the 23rd," said Fred Rannard, Jr. "And thanks again to all of our great racing friends that have donated cash, contingency awards and prizes for the fans."

There is also a $100 fast time award sponsored by Tron Fabrication while contingency awards for hard charger, hard luck, best appearing car, longest tow, sportsman of the race and fan favorite will again be provided by our friends at Speedmart, Joe's Racing Products and Harding Motorsports Supply.

September 23 will see the pits open at 2:00, spectator gates open at 4:30 with qualifying at 5:30 and racing at 7:00.

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Thanks to the following for their support of The Second Annual Fred Rannard, Sr. Midget Classic: The Lester brothers at recycleyourauto.com, Brian Globe at Brian's Auto Glass, Agassiz Speedway superfans Gary Niven and Terry Price, Paul Tourond at Tron Fabrication, Speedmart, Joe's Racing Products, Harding Motorsports Supply, Leslie McKellar (Agassiz Speedway photographer), Dave Key at Key Welding, Shaun Hulbert (Shaun in the Dirt Racing Podcast), Leighty Racing in Pacific Beach Washington, Greg Burgess from Longdale Speedway in Oklahoma, Deming Speedway, Rutz Racing, Triple X Racing, Hemrich Brothers Garage, the Tourond Family, Lordco Auto Parts, Sean Edwards Racing, Northwest Focus Midget Series, West Coast Vintage Racers, Washington Midget Racing Association, Vancouver Giants hockey, Vancouver Stealth lacrosse, Dolly's Tees, Goodwin's Greenhouse Supply, Serious Performance.

 

 

RJ Johnson – Second at Jerry Richert Memorial!

(Bill W) September 11, 2017 – RJ Johnson teamed up with Minnesota’s Rhys and Pam Leyton to drive their #19 sprint car last weekend, and it paid off big time! RJ finished eighth at Amsoil Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin Friday and came home second at the prestigious Jerry Richert Memorial at Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, Wisconsin Saturday. The team will try to build on their success this Friday and Saturday with the IRA at the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, and Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minnesota Saturday.

RJ teamed up with the Leyton’s for the first time. “They do business with us, and we always talked about doing something,” he says. “So we finally did last weekend. I put my seat in up in Superior at three o’clock on Friday and away we went. They have a really good engine. We really didn’t do anything but make a few weight adjustments. I felt good in the car right away. I was the first car out in time trials and having never been to the track, I wasn’t sure where to go. We still ended up eighth quick.”

That put him outside row one for his heat. “Chris Martin beat me on the start and I followed him around for seven laps,” says RJ. “We had a yellow and I tried to get underneath him. I just didn’t carry enough speed. Luckily, we had another yellow, and that time I made the bottom stick to win it.”

RJ drew a starting spot outside row five for the feature, but moved forward right away. “We were able to get up to fifth and sixth with Ian (Madsen),” he says. “We were riding around behind (Scott) Neitzel and biding our time. He was running the bottom and I was in the middle. Terry (McCarl) and (Bill) Balog got together and Terry spun. Chris Martin hit him and I had nowhere to go and spun out.”

Despite going to rear of the field, he came back to finish eighth. “We kind of followed Terry back up through there,” says RJ. “He was a little better on the starts than I was, and he got up to third. I really enjoyed the track. It had multiple grooves. We were better on the bottom of one and two and the middle of three and four.”

Saturday brought the Jerry Richert Memorial. “I’d been to Cedar Lake twice, and flipped in the same spot both times, once in the #55 and once in my car,” says RJ. “I didn’t know what to do in time trials. It was getting slick in one and two. I just ran the bottom going out that late. I didn’t feel that great, but when we got in, they told me we were eighth quick. We ended up 11th.”

That put RJ on the pole of the heat. “I knew I had to win the heat to get in the redraw,” he says. “Scotty Thiel was beside us. The Leyton’s have a HP motor and that thing takes off. The IRA starts the race further down the straightaway. I took it slow and took off at the line. I think I took Thiel by surprise a little bit. I knew Balog was back there, so I just ran as hard as I could and we were able to win it.”

This time, he drew a starting spot for the main event inside row two. “That made all the difference in the world,” says RJ. “I could race with the leaders from the start. We dropped back to fifth right away. Skylar Gee and Ian got by me. We rode around in fifth for the longest time. There were a lot of guys pounding the top. I thought they may be using their tires. We were rolling through the middle, and if we got free, we moved the wing back.”

A late caution brought RJ the opportunity he needed for a podium finish. “We had a restart with six to go,” he says. “I went through the middle of one and two and came out in third. We got by Skylar and Austin (McCarl). Brooke Tatnell blew a tire on the last lap, and we ended up second. That last restart is what did everything for us. It was great, and I’d like to thank Rhys and Pam. We’re really looking forward to this weekend at Spencer and Deer Creek.”

 

 

Justin Miller

[PLYMOUTH, WIS.] September 11, 2017- The Arbor Green Contractors, Hopf Farms, KenJay Fiedler Excavating, Treasures by Tiffany, Meyer Motors, BMG Designs, Glacier Transit and Storage, Richard Wirtz Attorney at Law, CJ Salon, MC’s Pub & Grill, Bane Nelson, L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL-Camisha Miller and R&H Enterprises, Maxim Chassis powered by Tiry Engines 360, Afco Shocks and American Racer Tires, Miller Family Motorsports (MFM) #15M team was in action at the Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday evening.

Miller took to the track in heat race number three and finished 2nd. Due to being 10th in passing points, the invert secured Miller a pole starting spot in the nights A-main event.

The team watched the race track and made several changes to the #15m before pushing out for the A-main event. As Miller pushed off and lead the field to the green flag, he secured the lead for the next 24 laps through several cautions and coming for the checkered on lap 25, Miller would regain the lead from #25 of Danny Schlafer at the checkered flag and capture his first A-main VICTORY at his home track!

Climbing from the cockpit Miller stated, “This is surreal to me right now to be standing in victory lane at my home track in front of my family, sponsors and friends. We knew we had the car to beat and that race was fun and I hope the fans enjoyed it as much as I did. It was a good, clean race and I can’t thank everyone enough for the support. I have been waiting for this win for the past 8 seasons!”

The #15M will be back in action at the WINGLESS show Saturday at the Wilmot Raceway. For more information on the team and driver, follow us on Twitter @camishadirtdiva or @justinmiller15m or on Facebook: Miller Family Motorsports-HFMS Justin Miller visit: www.millerfamilymotorsports.com

 

By the Numbers: Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header for the IRA & UMSS

SPENCER, Iowa — September 11, 2017 — The Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header takes to the track on Friday, September 15 at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, as part of the famed Clay County Fair. Three divisions of sprint cars will be in action, led by the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA), along with the Upper Midwest Sprint Series and the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series (non-wing). Each of the three classes of sprint cars will contest a full race program. The IRA is in the stretch run of their season, with a number of positions in the point standings still up for grabs. This edition of By the Numbers sets the stage for the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header on Friday, September 15.

By the Numbers: Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header

0.375- Miles around Clay County Fair Speedway

1- Race in the state of Iowa this season for the Upper Midwest Sprint Series and UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series

2- Nights of racing in the state of Iowa this season for the IRA

3- Divisions of Sprint Cars that will be in action Friday, September 15

4- Wins for Mike Mueller and Jeremy Kerzman, which is tied for the lead with the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series

8- Drivers who have won with the Upper Midwest Sprints Series this season

9- Drivers who have won with the UMSS Traditional Sprint Series this season

10- Drivers who have won at least one IRA event this season;

11- Wins for Bill Balog this season to lead the IRA

13.074- Track record at Clay County Fair Speedway, established by Jason Meyers in 2011

15- Top-10 finishes for Mike Mueller, Bryan Roach and Jimmy Kouba to lead the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series through Sept. 9

16- Tracks on the UMSS schedule this season

18- Wins by Balog in 2012 to set an IRA record

21- Top-10 finishes for Balog, which leads the series

24- Feature events completed by the IRA through September 9

33- Career wins with the UMSS for veteran driver Brooke Tatnell to lead the series

75- Drivers who have attempted to compete in at least one event with the UMSS this season

99- Career wins with the IRA for Bill Balog entering this week

112- Drivers who have competed in at least one IRA event this season

2009- Inaugural season for the Upper Midwest Sprint Series

2011- First season of the Traditional Sprint Car Series under the UMSS banner

3,530- Points earned by Balog through September 9 to lead the IRA

Tickets for the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header on Friday, September 15 at Clay County Fair Speedway can purchased online at http://www.midwestix.com/organizations/clay-county-fair and at the Clay County Fair ticket office, as well as at the track on race day. For ticket information, visit www.ClayCountyFair.com.

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Brad Loyet – Two More Podiums with MOWA!

(Bill W) September 11, 2017 – Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global #o5 team racked up a pair of podium finishes last weekend in Illinois with the MOWA Series. Third place finishes came at Jacksonville Speedway’s Herb Barlow Memorial Friday, and the Tom Knowles Memorial at Spoon River Speedway south of Canton Saturday. The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver hopes to be in action this Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington, Missouri, and has an eye on Sunday’s Sprint Invaders event at Quincy Raceways in Illinois.

Brad came out late in qualifying Friday and timed in eighth quick. “That killed us, because we ended up missing the invert (top three rows) by one spot in the feature,” he says. “I just missed it a little bit.”

After winning his heat from fourth, he lined up inside row four for the feature. “We had a good car,” says Brad. “I was rolling in the spot where the rubber was eventually laid. The yellow came out, and everyone started running that line. That kind of took away the line I needed to move further forward.”

Brad says his car couldn’t have been better. “We ended up third, but even at the end, I thought we were better than the top two cars,” he says. “There was just no way I could get around them with the rubber. That’s how it ended up.”

Saturday’s Tom Knowles Memorial at Spoon River saw a typical dry-slick surface on the high banks. “When we got there, I knew it was going to be very dry,” says Brad. “We were o.k. in qualifying. We were sixth quick. I knew we left a little bit on the table there.”

Needing to make the top four in the heat, Brad advanced one spot from his starting spot inside row three. “I just missed the setup in the heat race,” he says. “I thought the track would stay a little bit for us, and it didn’t. I didn’t tighten the car enough, but we ended up fourth, which got us in the invert.”

While the team and most others thought the track would rubber-down early in the feature, it remained slick from top to bottom until the late stages. “(Hunter) Schuerenberg was in the good stuff and got the jump on the start,” says Brad, who started outside row one. “It was the same deal as Friday. I think we found the line before anyone else. We were able to reel him in, and the yellow came out. That was pretty much it.”

By then, rubber was forming through the middle. Brad was second and looking to make a move on the leader. “I thought maybe I could buzz around the top once and get around him,” he says. “That ended up being the corner that Paul (Nienhiser) got by me. We just fell in line from there and finished third.”

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News From The Eastern Museum Of Motor Racing Preserving America’s Motor Sports Heritage

The Eastern Museum Of Motor Racing Has Busy Month Of September

York Springs, Pa. – Although the 2017 racing season is in its final stages, the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing continues with a busy schedule. The museum, open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through October, will be engaged in local racing events.

This Friday, September 15, members of the museum will have their restored race cars at the Path Valley Speedway, located near Spring Run, Pennsylvania. The cars will be on display and speedway management will allow track time for those that wish to take their cars onto the track.

The following night, Saturday, September 16, EMMR members will have their cars at two local race tracks. There will be a display of restored machinery at the Lincoln Speedway, located south of Abbottstown, Pa. Like Path Valley Speedway, Lincoln’s management will grant track time to the restored racing equipment.

On the same evening, there will restored race cars at the Susquehanna Speedway. The Newberrytown oval will be hosting the Sportsman 100 race. Restored Sportsman cars will be on display as part of the big night of racing.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame auction will occur at Williams Grove Speedway on September 30. The event is a fund raiser for several organizations including the York County Racing Club and the National Open Benefit for Injured Drivers.

The monthly racing roundtable will occur on Sunday, September 17. Noted racing photographer and local racing historian Ken Johnson will present a slide show on the former Reading Fairgrounds Speedway along with other defunct race tracks. The presentation begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing presents two floors of restored racing machinery from local racing to the national level, including drag racing, and motorcycle competition.

EMMR also has a widespread racing library and research area. The library contains over 10,000 publications, including Chris Economaki’s extensive donation. The research area has over 15,000 photographs of racing competition from across the eastern United States. The research area also contains a large library of racing movies, historic items, and race results.

EMMR is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is a non-profit organization founded in 1975, dedicated to the preservation of America’s great motor racing history. EMMR not only honors significant people and vehicles of racing’s past; but also, the historic speedways, fairgrounds, drag racing organizations, and the Gettysburg Region Antique Auto Club of America.

For more information contact us at www.emmr.org. The museum and Latimore Valley Fairground are located at 100 Baltimore Road, off Route 15 midway between Dillsburg and York Spring. The telephone number is 717 – 528 – 8279.

 

 

Scelzi Earns First Career Podium Finish With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi is all smiles this week following his best-career weekend of racing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported team accomplished several firsts during the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway, where Scelzi made his return to his home state for the first time in three months.

"I credit racing in the Midwest and with the World of Outlaws to our success at home," he said. "You don't notice it until you get back to places you've been. It raises your game more than anything."

The event began on Friday when Scelzi qualified second best in his group and third quickest overall out of the 40 drivers.

"We had an early pill draw," he said. "The track didn't fall off, but it was easier for me because the curb wasn't built all the way up. We were able to click off a really good lap and had quick time for a little bit. To go second quick was awesome. It meant a lot to be able to qualify so well with such a tough field of cars."

Scelzi then scored his first career heat race victory with the World of Outlaws to lock into the dash. A third-place result in the dash lined him up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"The top was rough and treacherous and the bottom was slicked off and hard to hit," he said. "It was the most technical place I've been between a huge curb and holes and slick through the middle, having to putt around the bottom and catch the moisture off the corners. It was really difficult. We stayed on the rear bumper of second the entire race. I had several times to try to get into second, but both times Shane (Stewart) shut it down. At the end when Shane and Kyle Hirst got racing hard I really closed in. The last three laps it could have been anyone's race. I'm very happy with a third-place finish."

Scelzi's third-place result marked his career-best outing with the World of Outlaws. Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/M2kQ7cr3Rgk.

The strong result gave the team even more momentum entering Saturday's finale, which Scelzi began by setting quick time during qualifying for the first time in his career.

"That was really neat to get my first Outlaws quick time," he said. "I'm not the qualifying type, but it seems like the last couple of months we've been doing a good job and getting better. Unfortunately, being in the first heat race there was so much grease on the bottom. We figured we'd fall back a bit on the start. I didn't think that I started that race, but that's how it goes. By the time we were at the white line I was in third and that's where we finished."

Scelzi, who started on the pole of the heat race, ended third to miss making the dash by only one position. It lined him up ninth for the A Main.

"It was really tough to pass," he said. "The cushion was super tough to run. I got to eighth about halfway through. I moved up and was all over the guy in seventh. I got in there wrong one corner with about 10 laps to go. I hit a hole real hard and it bounced to the curb. I was sideways and around we went. We did a 360 and fell to 16th."

Scelzi picked up a couple of positions in the closing laps to finish 14th. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/9Q79tZb9GVo.

He will compete this Friday and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws. His best-ever finish at the track with the Outlaws is a 16 th-place result in April 2014 and he earned a feature victory during his most recent race at the oval.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 8 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 3 (2); Feature: 3 (3).

Sept. 9 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 14 (9).

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 13 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 39 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car 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

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"My mom and uncle started the business in 1996," Scelzi said. "It's been a huge part of our race program since Day 1. Everyone there has been a big part of the team."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, 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, Lincoln Auto Auction, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

Lots of loot on the line for Jim & Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway

FREMONT, Ohio – A lot of money will be on the line for the 10th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16. And, it’s not all in the feature events!

“The combined purses for the weekend total over $80,000. It’s our way of saying thanks to the teams for supporting us all year. It puts the money in the hands of the teams and the fans get a great show at an affordable price,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter.

Friday, Sept. 15 will feature the championship night for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics. The Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating will also make the trek northward to compete against the FAST teams with the feature paying $5,000 to win; $1,000 for 10th place; and $500 to start the A-main.

Going into championship night DJ Foos holds a commanding 97 point lead over Chris Andrews. Essentially if Foos takes the green flag he will become the 2017 FAST champion. This would mark the first time in the nine year history of the FAST series that a driver has won both the 410 and 305 FAST titles and the first time there will be three different champions – Foos taking FAST; Andrews the Attica Raceway Park title; and Byron Reed the Fremont Speedway championship.

It will also be the championship night for the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro. Defending FAST champion Paul Weaver, who also scored the Attica track title, holds a 133 point lead over Kyle Capodice.

The McCullough Industries 602 Late Models will also be in action Friday.

General admission tickets are $18; senior citizen tickets are $15; and teens (ages 11-15) are $10 with kids 10 and under getting in free. Pit passes are $35.

On JLH General Contractor Night, Saturday, Sept. 16, the finale of the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic will pay the 410 sprints feature winner $10,000! The purse pays back extremely well, with the driver finishing 15th taking home $1,000.

The 305 sprints and dirt trucks will also be in competition.

Saturday’s general admission tickets are $22 for adults; $20 for senior citizens; and $15 for students with kids 10 and under getting in free. Pit passes are $35.

Besides the huge purses, there are several bonus programs being offered. For both Friday and Saturday’s events, DKW Transport is going to pay $500 to the fastest qualifier; $300 for second quick time and $175 for the third quickest lap. Fans Steve Klisz and Lane Cecil will each pay the fast qualifier an extra $100 on Saturday. That means on Saturday, if the fast qualifier makes the A-main and takes a green flag he or she will already have earned $1,200!

On Saturday, Jon Horn of JLH General Contractor will pay the driver who passes the most cars from their original starting position in the A-main an additional $100 for all three divisions. Horn will hand out $100 to the “hard luck” driver of the night; $100 for the best “wheelie;” and an extra $100 to the feature winners. JLH will also pay $100 to the first non-transfer car from the B-main. Drivers need to display a JLH General Contractor sticker on their car to be eligible for any of the bonus money with stickers to be available in the pit tower.

Horn is also rewarding the fans! Frisbees autographed by the drivers will be tossed into the stands and the fan holding the feature winner’s name will get $100.

Following the racing action each night there will be live entertainment in the North Street campground. On Friday the band Big Dead Toe will perform while Torque plays Saturday.

Also, Saturday at 9 a.m. the Battle at the Speedway will take place with teams competing in kick ball, dodge ball and wiffle ball in the parking lot across from the Sandusky County Fairgrounds. The tournament winner will be able to reward the charity of their choice with all the proceeds from the tournament. There will be auctions under the historic grandstands Friday night and a live auction with racing memorabilia and a lot more Saturday at noon in the horse barn off North Street across from the track.

The 2018 Fremont Speedway Queens Contest will be held in the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame at 1 p.m. Saturday as well and the public is welcome to attend.

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

Past Jim Ford Classic winners are:

2008-Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio

2009-Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa.

2010-Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa.

2011-Bryan Sebetto, Fremont, Ohio

2012-Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa.

2013-Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio

2014-Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio

2015-Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa.

2016-Rained Out

 

 

Sides Excited for Calistoga Doubleheader This Weekend With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2017) - Jason Sides will wrap up the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season on the West Coast this weekend when Calistoga Speedway hosts the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown.

Sides will compete at the half-mile oval in Calistoga, Calif., on Friday and Saturday.

"I really enjoy racing at Calistoga," he said. "We've had some success there and it's a track that suits my style so we always look forward to racing there."

Sides was victorious at the track in 2011 and he finished on the podium during both World of Outlaws races there in 2015 during the most recent visit.

Sides is coming off frustrating finishes during the last three World of Outlaws events.

He qualified fifth quickest, finished second in a heat race and placed fifth in the dash last Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. That lined him up on the inside of the third row for the A Main.

"We started off good," he said "We qualified well and ran second in the heat race. The dash was so-so, but we were in the dash so it was good. We were good for a while in the main event and we had a caution. I was on the outside for the restart and lost a couple of positions. We went down into turn three. (David) Gravel had a run on the outside and turned down in front of me. That hit my right front and turned me into the infield. I never stopped, but there was enough dirt and dust they had to throw a caution. We were the last car on the lead lap at that point."

Sides was running just inside the top 10 when the mid-race incident occurred. He ended the race with a 14th-place finish.

The team headed south for the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway. Sides opened the doubleheader on Friday by qualifying ninth quickest in his group. He ended fifth in a heat race to lock into the 17 th starting position for the main event.

"In the feature the car kept getting over on the right front and was really tight," he said. "We rode around and finished where we could without flipping or tearing anything up. After the race we found a bad shock so we thought we had a handle on it."

Sides, who capped the night with a 19th-place result, wrapped up the weekend on Saturday. He timed in 13th quickest in his group before he placed seventh in a heat race. Sides advanced from seventh to fifth place and was making a bid for a transfer in the Last Chance Showdown when disaster struck.

"We got to fifth and on the last lap I caught Jacob Allen for fourth," he said. "I ran into turns one and two real high and got a run. I got to him down the back straightaway. I was going in on the top in turns three and four. I don't know if he hit the grease and slid up or if he heard me and moved up, but his right rear and my left front made contact and up and over it went."

Sides flipped a couple of times and is working to rebuild his race car prior to this weekend's shows at Calistoga Speedway

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 6 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 14 (5).

Sept. 8 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 19 (17).

Sept. 9 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: DNF (7).

SEASON STATS -

70 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 23 top 10s, 39 top 15s, 56 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown 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 - R.E. Enterprises

Based in Memphis, Tenn., R.E. Enterprises is a one-stop solution for sprint car parts and racing supplies, racing and performance shock services, chassis repairs and fabrication, and custom welding or machining needs. For more information, visit http://www.RacingEclipse.com.

"R.E. Enterprises does a lot for us and we really appreciate their support," Sides said. "Chris and everybody over there are just as good of friends as they are partners."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, Clean Seal, Inc., VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, 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.

 

 

Starks Contends for Top 10 With All Stars During Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Sept. 11, 2017) - Trey Starks had a fast sprint car last weekend during the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway.

Starks and the Gobrecht Motorsports team opened the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader on Friday by qualifying second quickest in their group. Starks then placed fifth in a heat race, which relegated him to the B Main. He won the consolation race to transfer into the back of the main event.

Starks then powered from 21st to a 15th-place result.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Saturday for the $50,000-to-win event finale. Starks qualified second quickest out of more than 30 competitors in his group before advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race. That locked him into the 16th starting position for the A Main.

"We had a good run and passed some cars," he said. "Through the first half we were rolling really good. On that red at the midpoint of the race we tweaked it a little and fell off a bit during the second half."

Starks had driven into the top 10 before the mandatory mid-race caution. He battled for a top 10 for the remainder of the race before ending the night with a 12th-place finish.

"With a 65-car field and 50 cars that could win the race it's nice to know you're in the top portion of those cars," he said. "It was a really unique format and a cool event. That was like a Knoxville Nationals and Kings Royal combined format. It was pretty cool. It's another big race for years to come."

Starks also drove his family owned sprint car last Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show.

"We had some ignition problems in hot laps and qualifying," he said. "That put us last in everything. We were behind all night, but we showed some pretty good speed in the main event. The track was a bit narrow so I wished we had a decent qualifying lap, but that's how it goes."

Starks qualified 24th quickest and ended eighth in a heat race before he maneuvered from 24th to 17th in the main event.

Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports will compete this Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., and Sunday at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., with the All Stars. Starks scored his first career All Stars win at Bedford Speedway earlier this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 6 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 8 (8); Feature: 17 (24).

Sept. 8 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 15 (21).

Sept. 9 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 12 (16).

SEASON STATS -

52 races, 2 wins, 13 top fives, 19 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 43 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., and Sunday at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., 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 - J&J Auto Racing

Located in McKenzie, Tenn., J&J Auto Racing has manufactured sprint car chassis and racing parts for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.JandJAutoRacing.com .

"I've been working with J&J Auto Racing for several years and they build the best product around," Starks said.

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Champion Brands, Starks Timber Processing, Golf Cart Services, ServiceMaster Clean, Textron Off Road, Fibreworks Composites, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, 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.

 

 

Wheatley Scores Season-Best World of Outlaws Result at Willamette

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2017) - Austen Wheatley produced his best result of the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last Wednesday during the only race of the season in Oregon for 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.'

Wheatley opened the night by qualifying 12th quickest before he finished where he started - fourth - in a heat race. That locked him into the 12th starting position for the main event.

"The track was around the bottom," he said. "I think Jason Johnson was the only guy making the top work. There wasn't cushion, but a tiny moisture patch on the fence. On the initial start I gained a few spots, but they called it back. On the second start instead of passing three cars I was passed by three cars. We were fighting for the bottom the rest of the race."

Wheatley ended with a 15th-place result.

He then ventured to Silver Dollar Speedway for the Gold Cup Race of Champions, which began on Friday with a fueling problem. That relegated Wheatley to the 18th quickest time in his group during qualifying.

"Once you get buried in qualifying with the World of Outlaws you're in trouble," he said. "You start at the back of everything and it's a tough hill to climb."

Wheatley placed eighth in a heat race, second in the C Main and 10 th in the Last Chance Showdown.

Unfortunately, Saturday's finale didn't fare any better as Wheatley ran into mechanical problems during hot laps and he was unable to start a race the rest of the night.

Wheatley is slated to race with the World of Outlaws this Friday and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown. It will mark his first visit to the half-mile oval since placing a career-best 18th in 2015.

"Our half mile program is better than our small track program," he said. "For whatever reason I tend to do better on the bigger tracks. I'm really looking forward to next weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 6 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 15 (12).

Sept. 8 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 8 (9); C Main: 2 (3); B Main: 10 (14).

Sept. 9 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: No Time; Heat race: DNS (10); C Main: DNS (8).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 3 wins, 4 top fives, 11 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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.

 

 

Swindell Progresses During Tuscarora 50 Before Crash in All Star Finale

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Sept. 11, 2017) - Sammy Swindell made a huge leap forward last weekend during the Tuscarora 50 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Swindell, who piloted a sprint car for Coldren Motorsports during the doubleheader at Port Royal Speedway, opened the action on Friday by qualifying eighth quickest in his group. He advanced from eighth to sixth place in a heat race, which relegated him to the B Main. Unfortunately, a mechanical problem ended his night early.

"We had some issues along the way," he said. "On the first night the car wasn't as good as we wanted. We struggled a bit with that. We weren't far off, but didn't have the speed or maneuverability. We came back the next day and made a plan to make some changes. Everything that we did was better. We changed the motor and it was better suited for that track, too. We came out and ran a good lap in qualifying."

Swindell kicked off the $50,000-to-win finale by qualifying fifth quickest in his group, which featured more than 30 competitors.

"The way the car drove and the way it felt, what I could do, it was huge," he said. "It was really good to put it all together, even though it wound up being short-lived because we didn't even get off the start in the heat race."

Swindell lined up third in a heat race in which he needed to finish in the top three to lock into the A Main. However, contact with a fellow competitor on the start knocked the front end out and another driver ran into the back of Swindell's race car, which bent the rear axle.

"The guys did a good job of getting the car back together in that amount of time," he said. "They worked real hard and got something for me to go out there with."

Swindell charged from 15th to fourth place in the C Main, which was two positions shy of a transfer into the back of the B Main.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 8 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: DNF (18).

Sept. 9 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: DNF (3); C Main: 4 (15).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 3 wins, 10 top fives, 19 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - High Performance Lubricants

High Performance Lubricants chooses the best base oils combined with the highest quality additives. The end result is a significant improvement in oil life and wear reductions compared to others. For more information, visit http://www.HPLubricants.com .

"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, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, CP Pistons, Simpson Race Products, Rossie Feed & Grain, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Eager to Return to Racing This Weekend at Ohsweken Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (Sept. 11, 2017) - Alex Hill is looking forward to returning to the track this weekend after nearly a five-week layoff from racing.

The recent high school graduate moved to California in mid-August to begin her first year in college, but will return home this weekend to compete in her home track's biggest race of the year - the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express. Both nights will be hosted by Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, beginning on Friday evening with the Night Before the Nationals presented by Burger Barn.

"I miss racing and I'm looking forward to being able to do it again," said Hill, who saw her racing schedule for this season greatly curtailed due to injuries suffered in a racing accident at Knoxville Raceway in late May. Since then, she's only raced three weekends in more than three months. But her return to the track will be at the one that's the most familiar to her.

"It'll be nice to be home for a few days and back to racing at the track I know the best," she said.

Hill recorded her first career 360ci winged sprint car feature win at Ohsweken Speedway on May 19.

It will be a quick visit home for Hill, who will arrive Thursday night and leave on Sunday. She plans to continue racing after this weekend, even though she now lives more than 2,000 miles from home.

"Right now, we're planning to race at Lucas Oil Speedway (in Wheatland, Mo.) the following weekend," she said. "I'm not sure about racing after that."

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, for the Night Before the Nationals presented by Burger Barn and the 13 th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Slade Shock Technology

Slade Shock Technology is a cutting edge shock and bump stop technology company offering new and used sales along with complete repair, re-valving and rebuilding of all major brands of shocks used in racing across the country today, Located in Fostoria, Ohio, Slade has about 30 years of experience in working with shocks and offers Pro, Afco, Penske, Integra and FK shocks for sale. Slade can also handle the repair and service of nearly every brand of shock used in racing today. For more information, visit http://www.SladeShockTechnology.com .

"All of the Hills Racing Team cars use shocks from Slade Shock Technology," Hill said. "We enjoy working with Eric and the product and service he provides."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Convenience, Iroquois Hereford Farms, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Creative Edge, Lettrage Pixel, Chalkstix, Fisher Racing Engines, Cool Chassis, XYZ Machining, Gaerte/Topp Performance Race Products and Strodes for their continued support.

 

 

Madsen Sets Quick Time Before Charging to Top Five During Both All Star Shows at Port Royal

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Sept. 11, 2017) - Big Game Motorsports was on point throughout the Tuscarora 50 last weekend.

Kerry Madsen and the Muddy sponsored team set quick time during qualifying out of 60-plus competitors during both Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races at Port Royal Speedway. That gives the team 19 Quick Time Awards during 46 races in which they attempted to qualify this season.

"We have a good package and we've been fast," Madsen said. "It was a solid weekend."

Madsen kicked off the weekend on Friday by setting quick time before advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race. That locked the team into the dash redraw. Unfortunately, Madsen drew the highest number available to start last in the second dash. He advanced from sixth to fifth place in the dash to line up on the outside of the fifth row for the A Main.

"The track was really quick," he said. "You couldn't just pass people. Every pass was a major undertaking. They are all fast cars. We got to fifth and was right on the back of fourth at the checkered flag. All you can do is go as hard as you can and see where you end up."

Madsen picked up a handful of positions to post a fifth-place finish.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Saturday for the $50,000-to-win finale and once again he set quick time during qualifying. Madsen again picked up a position in a heat race to finish third. This time it started him 14 th in the 50-lap main event.

"You couldn't drive as hard as you wanted to because you had to get to the red flag stoppage with good tire wear," he said. "You had to take care of the equipment. I was cautious on the first 25 laps."

Madsen was up to eighth by the mid-race caution.

"I wasn't as quick as I needed to be on the restart and lost ground," he said. "The car came around after two or three laps. I got to the top and started passing cars. The car was really quick at the end of the race."

Madsen charged into fifth place and he was on the heels of the drivers running third and fourth when the checkered flag was waved.

"It was a good weekend," he said. "We got buried too deep, but we got two top fives so it was solid."

The Muddy backed team will return to action this Friday at Clay County Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, and Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., with the IRA Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 8 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 5 (6); Feature: 5 (10).

Sept. 9 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 5 (14).

SEASON STATS -

49 races, 7 wins, 29 top fives, 41 top 10s, 44 top 15s, 46 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Clay County Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, and Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., with the IRA 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.

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.

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

 

 

Hendricks Battles for Win Before Frustrating Finish at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 11, 2017) - An evening that began as promising eventually evolved into a night of frustration for Zane Hendricks last Saturday at I-30 Speedway.

The POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series event opened with a fourth-place finish in his heat race after starting sixth, placing him sixth in points after the heats. Fortune smiled upon Hendricks when an inversion of six was drawn, placing him on the pole for the 25-lap main event.

"Our car was pretty good in the heat, but it could have been better," he said. "We kind of over-compensated in the changes we made before the heat. But it turned out well after the inversion draw."

Hendricks led the first several laps of the feature.

"I was leading and then I made a bit of a mistake and second place got by me," he said. "We ran there for a couple of laps when I think I hit a hole that kind of upset the car. A car got by me for second and then another car stuck his nose in there. We made contact and I spun out.

"I went to the back and passed a few cars. But then I spun my own self out. I got in a little hot and made contact with a guy's bumper so I went to the back again with about 10 laps to go I think."

Hendricks again moved forward from the back before he was caught up in a race-ending crash.

"I restarted in back again and passed a couple more cars," he said. "Then there were four cars in front of me kind of bunched together. With about five laps to go one of them got sideways and the rest kind of piled up. It was right in front of me and I couldn't avoid it. It bent a couple of radius rods and the steering was messed up so I pulled in. It was kind of a frustrating night. We definitely had a car to win. Things just didn't go our way."

Hendricks, who was credited with a 13th-place finish, will return to action this Friday at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., and Saturday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 8 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat Race: 4 (6); Feature: 13 (1).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., and Saturday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneHendricks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hendricks_zane

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shorty's Machine Shop

Shorty's Machine Shop is located in Stillwater, Okla.

"Nick Semtner, who owns Shorty's Machine Shop, let's us use his shop whenever we need to," Hendricks said. "He has been a long-time family friend and we really appreciate his support."

Hendricks would also like to thank Vacuworx, CK Power, BP Fab, Esslinger, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Walker Performance Filtration, Eagle Motorsports, Intruder Chassis and Outlaw Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Tackling IRA Doubleheader With BDS Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2017) - Giovanni Scelzi is heading to the Midwest this weekend for a doubleheader with the IRA Sprint Car Series.

Scelzi will drive for BDS Motorsports on Friday at Clay County Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, and on Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.

"I haven't run a 410 in Bryan Sundby's car yet so this is exciting," he said. "His motors have always been powerful at Knoxville and we've run up front every night so we have a lot of confidence."

Scelzi has one win, three podiums and four top fives in five 360ci winged sprint car starts with BDS Motorsports.

He is coming off an outing with Roth Motorsports last Wednesday at Silver Dollar Speedway, where he qualified 10th quickest out of 44 competitors to open the Civil War Sprint Car Series show.

That lined him up on the outside of the front row for a heat race.

"I felt really good," he said. "The track conditions were good. It was racy and you could go anywhere you needed. We were three or four car lengths behind the leader running second when we had a mechanical problem."

Scelzi was unable to finish the heat race or the night at the track.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 6 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: DNF (2); B Main: DNS (1).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 5 wins, 17 top fives, 21 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Clay County Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, and Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., with the IRA Sprint Car 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 - Weld Wheels

Founded in 1967 by successful sprint car racer and entrepreneur Greg Weld, Weld Racing has been the technology pioneer and trend setter for the wheel industry. From lifted trucks to 300 mph drag race cars, Weld's ability to design a wheel optimized for performance and style is unmatched. For more information, visithttp://www.WeldRacing.com.

"When you look around the pits almost every car has Weld Wheels," Scelzi said. "The majority of people run their product because of its strength and durability."

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.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Awarding More Than $170,000 to Eligible 410 Sprint Car Teams

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Sept. 11, 2017) - Jackson Motorplex will dole out more than $170,000 to 13 sprint car teams that met the eligibility requirements in the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store division during the 2017 season.

Mark Dobmeier netted $10,000 for winning the track championship and he will be awarded a total of $26,800, which includes the points fund money, bonus money in the loyalty travel program and race winnings.

Brooke Tatnell, who earned $8,000 for finishing second in the championship standings, will receive a total of $22,100 for points fund money, bonus money via the loyalty travel program and race winnings.

Third-place finisher Tim Kaeding garnered $5,000 in points fund money as part of his $18,075 earned at Jackson Motorplex this season.

Matt Juhl ($14,650 total money for points fund, loyalty travel program and race winnings), Lynton Jeffrey ($13,225), Skylar Prochaska ($10,375), Kerry Madsen ($23,300) and Scott Winters ($10,150) each scored more than $10,000. Travis Whitney ($8,350), Matt Wasmund ($7,250), Tasker Phillips ($9,465), Kaley Gharst ($7,360) and Ian Madsen ($9,375) also garnered a nice amount.

The totals do not include the AGCO Jackson Nationals held in June.

Race teams needed to compete in at least 75 percent of the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store events to be eligible for the points fund and/or loyalty travel program.

Stay tuned for information about the 2018 points fund and loyalty travel program, which will be revealed during the offseason.

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 half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from late April through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA sport mods and IMCA hobby stocks among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Macedo Reunites With Tarlton Motorsports and Finishes Seventh at the Gold Cup Race of Champions

PETERSEN MEDIA- Having an extremely successful Summer competing for a few different car owners in the Midwest, Carson Macedo returned to the seat of the Tarlton Motorsports No. 21x machine over the last week and scored a seventh place finish with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series during the Gold Cup Race of Champions in Chico, CA.

“It was great to get home and race with my family, and everyone associated with the Tarlton’s,” Carson Macedo said. “When it was all said and done we ended up with a good finish against some extreme stiff competition, so it was a good week.”

Macedo would kick things off on Wednesday night when he battled with the Civil War Series during their season finale. With 44 cars on hand, Macedo timed the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./ Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino mount in ninth quickest in time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Macedo would battle with Andy Forsberg for the top spot, but would settle for second and lock into the 30-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 12th starting position, the race would rip off laps in rapid fire fashion until the first caution flew on the 18th circuit.

Using a couple of restarts to his advantage, the Lemoore, CA native would get up to the sixth spot late in the race but on the 24th lap he would get up over the groove in turn four and bring out the caution. Getting back as much as he could in the final six laps, Macedo would finish in the 12th spot.

“We had really good speed, which was good to start out the week,” Macedo said. “I made a mistake late and it cost us big time.”

Friday night Macedo would again be at the helm of the potent Tarlton Motorsports machine this time he battled with the World of Outlaws. Timing in 12th quickest in his qualifying flight, Macedo would have his work cut out for him.

Lining up seventh in his heat, Macedo would pick up a position but the sixth place finish would force him into what was an extremely loaded Last Chance Qualifier.

Taking the green flag from the 10th starting spot, Macedo would battle with the likes of Brent Marks, Austen Wheatley, and Logan Schuchart as he chased after a transfer spot. A late double file restart would mix things but the former King of the West champ would finish eighth and end his night.

“I never was able to get going on Friday, and we ended up not making the show which was really disappointing,” Macedo noted. “This team continued to work hard, and we came back strong Saturday night.”

The 64th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions finale would prove to be interesting for all 40 drivers in the field, but Macedo took care of business as he timed in third quickest in his qualifying flight before finishing second in his heat and qualifying for the Dash.

An eighth place finish in the six-lap shootout lined the Tarlton Motorsports machine up in the fourth row for the 40-lap feature event.

On the extremely fast Silver Dollar Speedway, not a lot of passing would be seen during the 40-lap affair. Mixing it up with some of the best in the Top-10, Macedo would end his Gold Cup with a seventh place finish.

“It is great to get another good finish with the World of Outlaws with the Tarlton’s,” Macedo added. “I have to thank everyone who makes this possible, and always gives me a fast car when I am fortunate enough to drive it.”

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: 14, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 5.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

 

 

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RACING RETURNS TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SEPTEMBER 23RD!

(Perris, CA, September 11, 2017) There is no racing at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, September 16th. Racing will return on September 23rd when the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars contest the “Glen Howard Classic.” The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints will also be on hand on the 23rd. The final PASSCAR Stock Car race of the year, “2017 Champion’s Night,” will take place on October 28th.

Sprint Car racing is up next at Perris Auto Speedway on September 23rd. 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, 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

September 23rd "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 7th - 15th Southern California Fair

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

 

 

Dave Shullick, Michael Muldoon Claim Triple Crown Championships; Muldoon Nets $10,000 in Same Car Effort

OSWEGO, NY (September 11, 2017) – At the end of the 10-race Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear, Michael Muldoon and Dave Shullick Jr. stand on top as champions with the duo netting a combined $16,000 for their efforts.

The Muldoon Racing team leads the money earnings list for the TCCS, finishing the season as the Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year, while finishing second in the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year. The end result is a $10,000 pay day, which will be awarded at Oswego Speedway’s championship banquet on Saturday, November 4.

With their 9th place effort in the Star Classic, the Muldoon Racing team was able to hold off the hard charging Abold Racing No. 05 squad, who put together another top five effort at Star but finished a mere 25-points shy of Muldoon in the same car championship.

Shullick absolutely dominated the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year championship, topping Muldoon by 130-points, thanks to the help of back-to-back Classic wins at Oswego and Star driving for John Nicotra and Jim Bodnar. The TCCS driver’s championship will see Shullick walk out of the Oswego banquet with an extra $6,000.

Thanks to a 3rd place effort in the driver’s championship, Abold will tie Shullick on the earnings list, collecting a total of $6,000 for his efforts during the 2017 season, utilizing the same Supermodified.

Tim Jedrzejek and Otto Sitterly would complete the top five in the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year championship, claiming $1,000 and $500 respectively.

In the Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year championship, Gary Morton Racing was able to hang onto the third position with the help of driver Joey Payne at the Star Classic. Morton, who made every race but the Fourth of July special at Oswego, earns $2,000.

Despite missing the Hy-Miler Nationals, Gosek Racing finished the season 4th in the same car race earning $1,000 with Snyder Racing finishing the top five and claiming $500.

A total of seven Supermodified teams completed the required six events in the TCCS this season, with Penix Racing and Danzer Racing finishing just outside of the top five positions.

A total of 10 Supermodified drivers completed the six race mandate with Gosek, Payne, Danzer, Snyder, and McKnight finishing out of the money in positions six through ten.

“I would like to personally thank the sponsors, teams, drivers, track and series operators, and fans that supported the TCCS in 2017,” said TCCS Promoter, Dan Kapuscinski. “The commitment shown by these individuals to support Supermodified racing, across all platforms, did not go unnoticed and will not be forgotten. Congratulations to all TCCS drivers and teams, especially champions Dave Shullick Jr. and Michael Muldoon, on a fantastic season. While there will likely always be a natural line in the sand between winged and non-winged racing, I hope that we helped blur that line some while giving a little back to a dedicated bunch of racers.”

About the TCCS: The Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing, a promotional Supermodified series, was formed by Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association. The 10-race joint venture, which helps to provide bonus money for Supermodified drivers and owners, would not be possible without the support of Shea Concrete Products, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers as well as the support and dedication of the participating TCCS race teams and the loyal Supermodified fan base.

Bentley Warren Driver of the Year Standings: (FINAL)
1. Dave Shullick Jr. – 918 ($6,000)
2. Michael Muldoon – 788 ($4,000)
3. Jeff Abold – 763 ($2,000)
4. Tim Jedrejek – 742 ($1,000)
5. Otto Sitterly – 716 ($500)
6. Joe Gosek - 678
7. Joey Payne - 645
8. Dave Danzer - 639
9. Tim Snyder - 630
10. Dave McKnight - 617

Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Standings: (FINAL)
1. Muldoon Racing 15 – 788 ($6,000)
2. Abold Racing 05 – 763 ($4,000)
3. Morton Racing 70 – 684 ($2,000)
4. Gosek Racing 00 – 678 ($1,000)
5. Snyder Racing 0 – 630 ($500)
6. Penix Racing 14 - 582
7. Danzer Racing 52 - 527

Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear

Schedule:
May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing) – Trent Stephens
June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing) – Ben Seitz
July 1- Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)** - Dave Gruel
July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing) – Moe Lilje
July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)** - Mike Ordway Jr.
September 3 – Oswego Speedway International Classic (Non-Wing)** - Dave Shullick Jr.
September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)** - Dave Shullick Jr.
** - Indicates Double Point Shows

Feature Points Only, Oswego 100-point format
Best (3) Non-Wing finishes, combined with best (3) wing finishes count toward (6) race point total

 

 

The 4th Annual Iron Cup presented by J&J Fitting will be held Friday and Saturday at the Park Jefferson Speedway.

On Thursday the track will host a Test N Tune that incorporates 3 makeup features in the Schaeffer Oil Sport Modifieds, J&J Fitting Stock Cars and the SignMasters Modified divisions. These features will award state, regional and national points to the drivers. The races will be makeup features from the August 19th event that was rained out. Drivers in any class can also take advantage of the test session. Grandstand admission will be free and pit passes are $10. The makeups features will qualify for state, regional and national IMCA points. There will be a buy in option to the feature events for drivers who did not qualify on August 19th.

On Friday, all six IMCA divisions including the IMCA Sprint Cars will be joined by the Nebraska Modified Lites in a full night of racing. Gates will open at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Modifieds, Sprint Cars and Stock Cars all pay $500 to win, Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks pay $400 to win and Sport Compacts $100 to win. Adult tickets are $15, Seniors $10 and Children 6-16 $5 with Children under 6 getting in free. Pit passes are $30. IMCA National, Regional and State points will be on the line for all 6 IMCA divisions.

On Saturday, Park Jefferson will host the same six IMCA divisions along with the final visit by the Nebraska 360 vs MSTS shootout. Modifieds, Sprint Cars and Stock Cars all pay $1,000 to win, Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks pay $700 to win and Sport Compacts $300 to win. In addition, Park Jefferson will host a makeup feature for the 360 sprint cars from the August 19th event. Gates will open at 4 pm with racing slated for 6pm. Adult tickets are $15, Seniors $10 and Children 6-16 $5 with Children under 6 getting in free. Pit passes are $30. IMCA National, Regional and State points will be on the line for all 6 IMCA divisions.

Registration is below, and applies whether a drivers races 1 or both nights. Registration is non refundable. Drivers can complete registration now. Payment will not be due until Friday, September 15.

https://www.myracepass.com/register/?n=10866&reg=1414

 

 

THE 10th ANNUAL “HAUBSTADT HUSTLER” - BIGGEST SHOW OF THE SEASON! $10,000 TO WIN FOR SPRINT CARS WITH AN ADDED BONUS OF $2,500

Haubstadt, IN - September 08, 2017 - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be competing in the largest paying event of the season which is to be held at Tri-State Speedway. The 10th annual “Haubstadt Hustler” on Saturday night September 16th will pay $10,000 to the feature winner. Unique Breedz Inc. will be adding $2,500 of additional money to the winner’s portion making the top prize a whopping $12,500. The sprint car feature event will be for a 40 lap distance. This event has been co-sanctioned with the United States Auto Club since 2011. Fans can expect to see the very best non-wing sprint drivers from across the country battle for top honors. Tri-State Speedway, in its 6oth year, beckons as one well prepared ¼ mile oval. This co-sanctioned race is the second time in the 2017 season that MSCS & USAC have competed together in the same program. The other feature at Tri-State Speedway in April was won by Chris Windom. Windom currently trails points leader Justin Grant in the USAC Standings. The MSCS points leader is Brady Short. He was fourth in the April feature. Brady Short won the Haubstadt Hustler in 2015. The USAC series also made a mid season stop at Tri-State Speedway during Indiana Sprint Week. Kyle Cummins picked up the win that night. Cummins also has two MSCS feature wins at Haubstadt so far this season. The Midwest Sprint Car Series schedule is set to play out with two final events at Tri-State Speedway. The “Haubstadt Hustler” and the “Harvest Cup” on October 7th are the only events remaining on the track’s schedule. Both have rain dates set for the next day on a Sunday if needed! Jeff Bland Jr. holds the distinction of winning the inaugural “Haubstadt Hustler” in 2008. The list of other former winners include the late Bryan Clauson, Jon Stanbrough, Casey Riggs, Daron Clayton, Kevin Thomas Jr., Brady Short, and Kyle Cummins. Clayton is the only repeat winner so far. Eighteen different sprint car drivers have visited the podium with top three finishes. Ten of those drivers transferred into the starting field last year. Twenty two cars will transfer as starters. Provisional spots may apply also. The combination of USAC and MSCS drivers expected to compete adds to anyone’s projection of potential winners. This will be a competitive event. Drivers have honed their skills all season. The talent and ability to pilot these 410 sprints will be substantial! Eleven different drivers have won USAC sprint car features during 2017. Nine different drivers have won MSCS features in 2017. That almost equals a starting field in itself and others will be competing that are not only hopeful but capable of collecting a win. The UMP Open Wheel Modified cars will also be racing on this program. The regular $600 to win feature purse will be increased with another $2,500 Bonus Award from Unique Breedz Inc. Drivers will be competing for the biggest modified purse of the 2017 season at Haubstadt. The winner will take home $3,100. This should be one amazing, exciting double header with full fields of cars expected to compete in both divisions. The pit gate at Haubstadt opens at 3:00 P.M. Warm-ups will be at 6 P.M. to be followed by hot laps including group qualifying according to the MSCS format. Unique Breedz will provide a bonus of $500 to the fastest qualifier in the sprints. Heat races will begin at 7:30 P.M. Tri-State Speedway operates on Central time. For early arrivals the grandstands will open for your convenience at 4 P.M. (Provided as News and Publicity for MSCS and Tri-State Speedway.)

 

 

2017 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (September 9, 2017) – With the final points race in the books, Steve Irwin (Fenton, MI) has earned the 2017 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP championship.  The Flying Zero team of Irwin, car owner/wife Adrianna, and crew chief Nathan Whitney put together a consistent season in their Krieger-powered Maxim Flying Zero, finishing in the top seven in fourteen races while dropping out of one.

Irwin isn’t unfamiliar with championships.  This is his second SOD championship, having won the first in 2001.  He also won the 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2014 non-wing, dirt Michigan Traditional Sprints championships and the 2014 Spartan Speedway non-wing pavement championship.  Irwin has 49 feature wins.

Besides the season championship, Irwin also won the SOD MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge four-race championship.  He finished second in the King Engine Bearings Hartford Speedway King of Michigan four-race series and fifth in the Driven Racing Oil Butler Speedway Battlegrounds Bash four-race series.

Thomas Schinderle finished second in the championship chase and earned the Perfit Corporation Series Rookie of the Year title as the highest finishing driver with previous sprint car experience but a first-time SOD regular.  Two-time SOD champ Gregg Dalman finished third in points, Chris Jones finished fourth and Ryan Ruhl finished fifth.
 

 
 

Thirteen-year-old Andrew Scheid finished eighth in the points, earning the Perfit Corporation Sprint Car Rookie of the Year title as the highest finishing driver with no previous full-size sprint car experience.
 

 
 

Irwin’s championship has earned him a guaranteed starting spot in the COMP Cams Great Lakes Sprint Car Classic at Berlin Raceway on Saturday, September 30th that will bring the 2017 season to a close.

The top twelve drivers in points have earned a share of the point fund that will be paid to drivers that attend the 2017 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Awards Banquet.  It will be held at the Battle Creek Holiday Inn, Battle Creek, Michigan, on Saturday, November 11th.  Eligible drivers are:
 


 
 


Car #
 


Driver
 


Total
 


1
 


0
 


Steve Irwin
 


1899
 


2
 


41
 


Thomas Schinderle
 


1826
 


3
 


49T
 


Gregg Dalman
 


1770
 


4
 


10J
 


Chris Jones
 


1426
 


5
 


71H/16
 


Ryan Ruhl
 


1409
 


6
 


10S
 


Jay Steinebach
 


1385
 


7
 


47
 


Robert Bulloch
 


1366
 


8
 


77
 


Andrew Scheid
 


1342
 


9
 


20A
 


Andy Chehowski
 


1342
 


10
 


1A
 


Mark Aldrich
 


1132
 


11
 


7J
 


Joe Swanson
 


1114
 


12
 


58
 


Tony Bures
 


1106
 


Want to celebrate the 2017 season at the family-friendly banquet?  Racers, teams, sponsors, promoters, fans, families, friends are all invited.  Tickets will be $35 per person.  Email director@sprintsondirt.com to order yours.

Meet Engine Pro at www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.comand on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

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).  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.

 

 

Jason Solwold Completes Marathon Week Of Racing

By Ben Deatherage

Burlington, Washington- Jason Solwold was quite the busy boy from September 1st to the 6th. In the span of six days he would race five times at three different tracks in two different states. Not only would he compete against the World Of Outlaw Sprint Series, for four races, he would switch his 410 out for a 360 on Sunday, the 3rd, to go up against the Summer Thunder Sprint Series. It was a busy time indeed for the Mike Anderson and Monica Baca owned #18 team.

Friday, September 1st, would see Jason start sixteenth in the feature but while passing for ninth he would get collected in a incident. He would be credited with a twentieth place finish. The next night, the 2nd and still at Skagit, results would improve with an epic four car battle with Sheldon and Jac Haudenshild as well as Jamie Veal. All drivers would exchange positions with one another nearly a dozen times. At the end of the evening Jason would finish twelfth.

Sunday, September 3rd, would have the 410 come out and the 360 go in. The team also had to make the long trek to Grays Harbor Raceway, in Elma. Racing against the Summer Thunder Sprint Series where they have tasted quite a bit of success in 2017.

Solwold would be the fourth fastest qualifier managed to collect a third in the heat. The main event would see a solid third place finish at the 3/8-mile clay oval. They would remain at the same facility the following evening to take on the Outlaws.

Monday, September 4th, would be a perfect opportunity for Jason and team to build off of the third place result the night before. During the feature the #18 would start up front and was running solidly in the to five for some time. Unfortunately, the tires went away resulting in Solwold losing a couple of spots with only a few laps remaining. When the checkered flag dropped it would be a ninth place result and was the best run against the Outlaws during the entire week.

After taking a valuable day off to rest and recover the whole team traveled south to Willamette Speedway, in Lebanon, Oregon, on Wednesday, September 6th. The lone date in the state of Oregon would have a sixteenth place result by Jason.

The team will take well deserved time off this weekend and will participate in the final night of Skagit Speedway's season on September 16th before heading to the Summer Thunder Sprint Series finale at Central Washington State Fair Raceway, in Yakima, the following weekend. 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

 

 

Reutzel Ventures into Posse Territory for First Time

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (September 8, 2017) – This weekend will be a first for Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team as the Clute, TX, racer takes to Pennsylvania Posse territory for the first time in his career.

And for good reason, with a $50,000 winner’s share up for grabs in Saturday’s Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway following a $5,000-to-win tilt on Friday night. Both events are sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions.

“I’m looking forward to it, the tracks there always look to be really racy,” Reutzel said of the upcoming weekend. “It’s going to be an experience for sure.”

Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team are looking to put the last weekend’s action at the Jackson Motorplex in the past as quickly as possible.

“It was the worst weekend that we have had in a long time,” Reutzel says.

Friday’s portion started out strong with a good heat race run and then redrawing the number two pill to start outside the front row of the feature. It was one that wasn’t meant to be for the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited team though, as rain washed out the night’s feature event.

Saturday brought double duty for Reutzel and the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance team.

The 410-ci effort was essentially stopped short before it got started. “We broke a shifter cable in qualifying,” Reutzel says of the lap that put them at the tail of the field. “That basically put us in start-and-park mode the rest of the night.”

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour 360-ci portion of the night wasn’t much better, with Reutzel mired in the back of a tough heat. “We had a loaded heat and just couldn’t really go anywhere,” Reutzel recalls.

Reutzel was on the move in the “B” Main, leading the way until mechanical problems brought an early end to a long night.

With a half dozen wins already to his credit in 2017, the past ASCS National champion now looks for his first taste of Posse success at this weekend’s Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway.

2017 Quick Stats: 62 races, 6 wins, 23 top-fives, 35 top-tens.

Up Next: All Star Circuit of Champions at Port Royal (PA) Speedway’s Tuscarora 50 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.

 

 

Bellm Back to Lake Ozark after Top Ten Nationals Run

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (September 8, 2017) – Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team will be back in action at Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday night for more ASCS Warrior Region action after recording a top-ten finish in last weekend’s Lake Ozark Speedway 360 Nationals.

Entering last weekend’s event with four triumphs in six previous Lake Ozark Speedway outings, hopes were high for the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision team. But, a tough outing in the Saturday night prelim put the Kannady Racing Engines/Heidbreder Foundation Service team behind the eight ball, with Bellm then rallying to salvage a seventh-place finish in the Sunday finale.

“We didn’t really have the weekend we were looking for,” Bellm says. “We still had a good run on Sunday night though and made strides in the right direction.”

A tough draw on a heavy track made for tough going on Saturday night, particularly with what was later diagnosed as a failing torsion bar.

“The car just wasn’t good, one corner wouldn’t hold up,” Bellm comments.

Awarded a track provisional for the Saturday preliminary feature, Bellm made the most of it by climbing from 24th to finish 14th.

With changes made for the Sunday finale, Bellm was back up to speed in the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions entry by racing to a heat race win.

Starting eighth in the feature, Bellm fell back initially before charging back up to fifth aboard the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care machine before a red flag flew.

“It was a long red flag and the bleeder went down some,” Bellm relates. “After that, I couldn’t quite run the line I had been running as well.”

Bellm still managed to finish out the night out in seventh.

“It was a good finish against a strong field of cars, so we’ll take it,” Bellm says.

Bellm and the familiar No. 14k Sprint Car will be in action at Lake Ozark Speedway over the next two Saturday nights in a pair of ASCS Warrior Region event before the Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway on September 21-23.

2017 Quick Stats: 30 races, 5 wins, 15 top-fives, 16 top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS Warrior Region at Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO) on Saturday night.

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.

 

 

2017 BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS EARLY ENTRIES!

(Perris, CA, September 7, 2017) Updated entry list for the 22nd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway.

The “Big Game Hunter.” Austin Williams of Yorba Linda, California, is among the latest entries for the 22nd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway. Please give photo credit to Lance Jennings.

Car # Driver Residence Car Owner

2 Austin Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory

4 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander

5 Logan Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory

5 Chris Windom Canton, IL Baldwin Brothers, LLC

7K Sterling Cling Tempe, AZ Kruseman Enterprises

]8 Joe Stornetta Napa, CA Jim Richardson

21K Landon Cling Tempe, AZ Kruseman Enterprises

44 Cody Williams Corona, CA John Jory

51 Eddie Tafoya Chino Hills, CA Eddie Tafoya

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, 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:

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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

September 9th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks, Modifieds

September 23rd "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

September 30th Southern California Fair – Nitro Circus

October 1st Southern California Fair – Demolition Derby

October 2nd Southern California Fair – Monster Trucks

October 3rd Southern California Fair – Monster Trucks

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

 

 

POWRi Herb Barlow and Tom Knowles Memorial Races

Belleville, IL - It's finally here; one of the most talked about weekends of the year. Friday, September 8th the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, POWRi Lucas Oil Division II Midget League, and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League will head to Jacksonville Speedway for the annual Herb Barlow Memorial. Saturday, September 9th, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will break away and make the short jaunt north to Spoon River Speedway for the annual Tom Knowles Memorial. The solo event of the year at Spoon River Speedway, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League duels with one another in what is always an action-packed thriller.

Heading into this weekend, Zach Daum continues to lead the pack, vying for his fourth POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League championship. Logan Seavey, the leading candidate for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Rookie of the Year title holds second over Tucker Klaasmeyer in third. Jake Neuman holds fourth over Andrew Felker, while Spencer Bayston is in sixth. Ryan Robinson holds the seventh position, followed by Tyler Thomas and Tanner Thorson. Aidan RoosEvans rounds out the top ten.

In POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro competition, Joe B. Miller leads Luke Verardi and Kurt Westerfield heading into Jacksonville. Slater Helt holds the fourth position, with Craig Ronk in fifth. Nathan Benson sits in the sixth position, trailed by Frank Flud, Harley Hollan, Nick Howard, and Jackson Frisbie.

With the POWRi Lucas Oil Division II Midget League, Tyler Vantoll holds a narrow margin over Jack Routson heading into this weekend. Mitchell Davis is in the third position, followed by Wyatt Teare and Josh Thomas. Andy Baugh is in sixth with Eric Reibenstein in seventh. Broc Hunnell, Robby McQuinn, and Dalytn England round out the top ten.

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

 

 

Wood, Abold, Forbes, Kritzman and Leaty Announced as Oswego Speedway’s 2017 Mitchell’s Speedway Press Hall of Fame Inductees

OSWEGO, NY (September 7, 2017) -.A tradition on Budweiser International Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway, track management in conjunction with Hall of Fame presenting sponsor Mitchell’s Speedway Press has announced the 2017 Mitchell’s Speedway Press Hall of Fame inductees.

This year’s Hall of Fame inductees are the 115th, 116th, 117th, 118th and 119th in track history, which include two drivers, two employees and a car owner that can all still be found on speedway grounds from time to time today, some still on an every race basis.

In the 25th anniversary season of ISMA participation at Oswego Speedway, the track is excited to recognize one of the all-time greats in winged and non-winged racing in Russ Wood. Wood of Pelham, NH, sits second on the all-time ISMA win list and also competed with the Ed Shea No. 27 team at Oswego for a handful of years where he garnered five non-wing feature wins. He finished in the top ten in points on several occasions with a notable second place finish behind Doug Didero in 1994.

The second inductee is soon to be 80 year-old Bill Abold, who has a very recognizable name when it comes to Supermodified racing. His son Pat has won 22 main events at the “Big O.’ His grandson Jeff is the 2016 Budweiser International Classic 200 champion and his other grandson Dave Gruel is the defending Mr. Supermodified champion. Bill has been a major figure in the Abold racing family exploits since they decided to hit the track,, but it just didn’t begin there. Abold’s racing roots sparked back in 1958 when he received his first taste of the Oswego Speedway as part of a beginning partnership with Johnny Pawlicki. His daughter Kim also plays a key part in the Abold family racing endeavors with her husband Kevin Enders of Enders Racing Engines.

Serving as the third and fourth Hall of Fame Inductees are two longtime Oswego employees recognized by fans as a pair of the only two individuals to man the starting stand within the past several years; Don Forbes and Jerry Kritzman. Forbes and Kritzman together have nearly 60 years of experience at Oswego Speedway. The duo served as cornermen over the years before becoming the man on top of the flagstand, with Forbes still doing so today. Notably, Kritzman also served as a race director for both the Oswego Speedway and International Supermodified Association.

Although not an Oswego regular, last but not least on the list is a renown modified driver and crew chief in Jan Leaty. Leaty has played an integral part in modified racing at Oswego, winning three major events and placing in the top five close to twenty times over an Oswego career spanning three decades. Jan also helped his son Mike launch a very successful career and now works with Patrick Emerling, who is coming off a popular NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory at Bristol.

These five individuals will be officially inducted during the Mitchell’s Hall of Fame Oswego Speedway awards banquet to be held on Saturday, November 4 at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego.

With Oswego Speedway’s 2017 pavement campaign now in the books, the next on track event at the ‘Steel Palace’ will be NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLVI, which will run from October 4th-8th. For tickets, visit SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com or phone 844-DIRT-TIX.

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

All-Time Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame Inductees:

1998 - Harry Caruso, George Caruso Sr, William Caruso, Nolan Swift, Eddie Bellinger Sr, ‘Irish’ Jack Murphy, Jim Shampine, Bill Wright, Ed Bowley, Gordon Johncock

1999 - Lee Bliss, Warren Coniam, Todd Gibson, Steve Gioia Sr, Willie Hackett. Ronnie Luz

2000 - Billy Blum, Chuck Ciprich, Norm Mackereth, Tom Heveron Sr, Charlie Hopkins, Richie Evans

2001 - Kenny Andrews, Art Bennett, Ronnie Wallace, Ron Buckner. Jack Burgess, Maynard Troyer

2002 - Steve Gioia Jr, Kempton Dates, Dick Jerrett Sr, Howard Purdy, Marty Crucitti, Sammy Sessions

2003 - Eddie Bellinger Jr, Freddy Graves, Dutt Yanni, Norm Bacon, John Pallotta, Jimmy DeLucia, Geoff Bodine

2004 - Gary Allbritain, Mike Muldoon, Skip Matczak, Pete Trenca, Floyd Wallace, Gary Reichert, Don & Ray Turner

2005 - Baldy Baker, Doug Duncan, Teddy Powers,, Davey Hamilton

2006 - George Caruso Jr

2007 - Romey and Doug Caruso, Roy Sova, Don Kranz, Ed Shea, Ed LaPrade, Bentley Warren

2008 - Bob Goutermout, Mike Bond, Doug Heveron, Jim Ferlito, Carol D. Haynes, Jerry Rich

2009 - Dick O’Brien, John Hill, Mark Regan, Dave McKnight Sr, Pat Abold

2010 - Jamie Moore, Tony Osetek, Norris McDonald, Bruce Lee, Jim Laccardi

2011 - Ed Piersall, John Torrese Sr, Russ Brown, Joe Gosek, Dan Dorsey Sr.

2012 - Doug Didero, George Kent, Ed Thompson, Jim McGiff, Jack Jermyn, Don Beauchene

2013 - Bill Hartwell, Bud Young, Dave Paul, Dean Hoag, MIke Ordway, Soule Racing

2014 - Dave Shullick Sr, Jim Winks, Ed Cloce, Norm Hagen, Lyle Howard, Ed Zirr

2015 - Randy RItskes, Nick and Sam Virgo, Mark and Sherlie Letcher, Fred Cavalier, Don and Marsha Bartlett

2016 - Tim Gareau, Joe Marotta, Wayne Landon, Dan Dennie, Ray Hedger, Norm Patrick and the Patrick Family

2017 - Russ Wood, Bill Abold, Donny Forbes, Jerry Kritzman, Jan Leaty

 

 

EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS TICKETS ON SALE; ENTRY FORMS FOR FIRST WINGLESS 600CC MICRO SPRINT INDOOR RACE IN TRENTON AVAILABLE ON LINE; QUICK ACTION A MUST

TRENTON, NJ September 8, 2017 . . . While the first East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals is two months away on Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2, 2017 interest for the event at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J., is already ramped up. Entries became available last week and they began to arrive quickly.

Billy Pauch Jr., an outstanding dirt Modified driver as well as 600cc Micro Sprint competitor was among the first entries received. While the Frenchtown, NJ ace already has a top ride, other well-known drivers are looking for a ride.

Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, NJ is one such driver. Currently enjoying a career year in dirt Modified competition with 14 victories, Rudolph also has a ton of indoor racing experience. He’s won eight indoor TQ Midget races held on the arena concrete floors including one at Trenton and he’s a former series champion. Davie Franek, a two-time URC 360 Sprint Car champion and this year’s king of at Pa.’s Selinsgrove Speedway has also asked to have his name considered for a ride.

The race, a first of its kind in New Jersey, will feature the Wingless 600 Micro Sprints, 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.

Micro Sprint entries have already been received from competitors in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and New Hampshire.

Because of space constraints, the number of Wingless 600cc Micro Sprints is limited to the 100 entrants and therefore, Micro Sprint teams are urged to file entries as soon as possible to avoid being shut out.

Entry fee is $100, Eligibility for the optional Gamblers enrollment is $100. Pit passes, sold only at the event are $60 for a two day pass and $40 for a single day.

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.

Tickets for both days of the event are available at the Sun National Bank Center Box Office, online at sunnationalbankcenter.com or by phone at 800-298-4200.

Single day tickets will go on sale Wednesday, September 13.

For information on the limited number of luxury suites, e-mail Andrew_Sklarz@comcastspectacor.com or call 609-656-3234..

For details on group ticket sales for this race, e-mail Chad_LeVan@comcastspectacor.com.

 

 

Three events remain on Allegheny Sprint Tour schedule including visit to Thunder Mountain later today

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SENECA, PA (September 8, 2017) - As the summer season continues to come to a close for many racers within the short track community, three events still remain on the 2017 Allegheny Sprint Tour schedule, two of which at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. The 305 cubic inch-powered, IMCA/Racesaver sprint car series will visit the historic, 4/10-mile oval on September 16, as well as on October 12-14 for the annual Steel City Stampede/DIRTcar Roundup; the final event on the 2017 Lernerville schedule.

Before turning their attention toward Sarver, followers of the Allegheny Sprint Tour will visit Thunder Mountain Speedway near Brookville later this evening. Will Fleming is the most recent competitor to find victory lane during sprint car action at Thunder Mountain, claiming the Championship Night victory on Friday, September 1, over Jonathon Jones and Brian Wright. The double-points win also sealed the 2017 Thunder Mountain Speedway track championship for the Brookeville native; a final margin of victory equaling 50 markers over Wright and Jones.

As an added bonus for participating race teams, Allegheny Sprint Tour competitors were also eligible for special awards during their recent weekend of action including an award for the longest tow worth $100, as well as $50 for each heat race winner.

“This is our way of encouraging other teams to participate,” Jake Gomola explained, Allegheny Sprint Tour founder. “We are doing our best to give teams from other areas a reason to make the tow and race with us. We still have some racing left to do this year. I’m certain our proud partners will continue to support these special awards. We hope to attract competitive fields for the rest of the season.”

Those seeking additional information regarding Thunder Mountain Speedway should visit the facility live on the Web at www.thundermountainspeedwaypa.com. News and notes pertaining to Don Martin’s Lernerville Speedway can also be found online at www.lernerville.com.

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

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.

 

 

 

Kendall Oil Sprint Car Season Finale This Saturday At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II

White City, Oregon...The 2017 Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car season is coming to a close this Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. It would have to be considered a successful season in the track's effort to establish a Sprint Car presence. Kyler Barraza was head and shoulders above the competition this season. The two time Southern Oregon Sprint Tour champion won three races this year and had seven Top 3 finishes in eight starts, clinching himself the championship with one race to go. As it turns out, that is a good thing. Barraza won't be racing this week.

On August 26th, the track hosted the big Cascade Wingless Sprint Car Challenge Race, presented by Herz Precision Parts. Barraza had a fast car all night, but his fortune changed quickly when he was involved in a back stretch crash on lap 17. He managed to make it back for the restart, but a steering component broke on the back stretch, sending him flipping on the back stretch wall. The car caught fire. Barraza escaped with a few burns, but he will take some time to regroup. The Barraza team has offered their motor to 2009 champion Charlie Thompson for the season finale.

The battle will be for second between David Hibbard, rookie Merissa Henson and Bailey Hibbard. The Hibbard family has been instrumental in helping build up car count this season. David was searching for his first win. He had three second place finishes, but his win finally came at the most recent point race. This put him 12 points ahead of Henson, who held off B. Hibbard for a fourth place finish that night. B. Hibbard is a two time winner this season, but his luck hasn't been so good in the past few races. Bailey only trails Henson by eight points and his father by 20 points.

Camden Robustelli may be the driver to watch in the quest for a new feature winner. Robustelli finished a strong second last time out and had a third earlier this season. Camden is a star with the SODCA Dwarf car group and recently won a $1,200 to win race at Willamette Speedway. He does have two Sprint Car wins at Cottage Grove, but he would love to get a win at his home track. He's just one of the rising young stars in the Medford Sprint Car scene.

Two others to watch for this week are Enrique Jaime and Tanner Holmes. Jaime is having a solid rookie season in fifth this year. Holmes has two starts and made his debut with a fifth place finish. Holmes has had an impressive career in Outlaw Karts, and he's definitely a Sprint Car star in the making. David Johnson, Calvin Hibbard and 1997 Cottage Grove champion Hedge Carter are three others anticipated this week.

Saturday night's Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car season finale should be a good show. There have been five different winners in eight races. The competition is competitive and close. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Southern Oregon Speedwway
Kendall Oil Sprint Cars
Kyler Barraza 267
David Hibbard 216
Merissa Henson 204
Bailey Hibbard 196
Enrique Jaime 156
Camden Robustelli 112
Calvin Hibbard 105
Hedge Carter 84
Jake Wheeler 68
Tanner Holmes 45

Schedule
September 9

Sprint Car Champions
1996 Dan Menne
1997 Bill Nutter
1998 Dan Menne
2001 Chad Bauer
2002 Todd Zeitler
2003 Dan Menne
2004 T.J. Winningham
2005 Dan Menne
2006 Bill Nutter
2007 Randy Rodgers
2008 Randy Rodgers
2009 Charlie Thompson
2010 Chadd Noland
2013 Kyler Barraza *
2014 Kyler Barraza *
2016 Jake Wheeler

* Southern Oregon Sprint Tour

Previous Winners
May 4, 2013: David Hibbard
May 18, 2013: David Hibbard
May 25, 2013: Kyler Barraza
June 8, 2013: Vern Wheeler Jr.
June 22, 2013: Kyler Barraza
July 1, 2013: Roger Crockett
July 27, 2013: Vern Wheeler Jr.
August 24, 2013: Lawrence Van Hoof
September 14, 2013: Matt Moberly
May 22, 2014: Andy Forsberg
June 14, 2014: Kyler Barraza
June 30, 2014: Rico Abreu
August 2, 2014: David Hibbard
April 18, 2015: Seth Nunes
May 23, 2015: Roger Crockett
June 29, 2015: Colby Copeland
August 15, 2015: Kyle Hirst
April 30, 2016: Vern Wheeler Jr.
May 7, 2016: Vern Wheeler Jr.
June 4, 2016: Jake Wheeler
June 25, 2016: David Hibbard
July 9, 2016: Trey Starks
August 27, 2016: Aaron Miller
September 10, 2016: Bailey Hibbard
September 24, 2016: Jeffrey Hudson
May 20, 2017: Jake Waddell
May 27, 2017: Kyler Barraza
June 17, 2017: Bailey Hibbard
July 1, 2017: Kyler Barraza
July 8, 2017: Bailey Hibbard
July 22, 2017: Kyler Barraza
August 5, 2017: Jake Wheeler
August 19, 22017: David Hibbard

 

 

Nygaard Collects 18th Consecutive NOSA Top Five at River Cities

By Spieker Promotions

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (September 7, 2017) – When it comes to Northern Outlaw Sprint Association competition this year, Wade Nygaard and the Auto Finance Super Center team have been on their game each and every night. In 18 events with Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints, Wade has finished in the top five in every one of them so far in 2017.

Last Friday night was no exception.

The Nygaard Motorsports crew unloaded at River Cities Speedway, where early afternoon rains made for a fast and tacky high-banked bullring.

Wade began the night by picking up a second place finish in his heat, which lined up him fourth on the starting grid for the 25-lap main event.

“The car was a little too tight the whole race. We were hoping it was going to blow off a little bit,” said Wade of the moisture in the racing surface. “But it just never did. Even if we would have been a little bit looser, I don’t think we would have finished much better. They would have had to screw up for us to get by them. Every time we got to lapped cars and had a chance to make a pass, we’d get a yellow flag.”

By feature time for the NOSA Sprints, the groove was only a car width and a half wide, which made passing extremely difficult. On a track like that, Wade says momentum is key to being fast.

“It comes down to getting by lapped cars and make a nice line around the track. Keep the car free, keep the car straight, and keep going forward. Just don’t get yourself in a bad position. We were with the leaders the whole race and if they would have screwed up, we would have got them, but we never really got that chance.”

Wade crossed the line in third behind Chris Ranten and Austin Pierce.

Entering this weekend’s Friday and Saturday doubleheader at River Cities Speedway, Wade sits third in River Cities Speedway track points, just four points behind Casey Mack with three races remaining at the three-tenths mile dirt oval, despite missing three events. However, neither Wade or the crew are worried about points this late in the season. They are only looking for wins.

Up Next: Sept. 7-8th: River Cities Speedway - John Seitz Memorial Sept. 15th: River Cities Speedway Sept. 16th: Devils Lake Speedway - Season Championship

Wade and the entire crew would like to thank all of their sponsors for their continued support including, Auto Finance Super Center, C&M Ford Sales, Inc, Valley Oral & Facial Surgery, Ground Round Grill & Bar-Grand Forks, ND, DeMer's Stor-All, Superior Steering Wheels, Gary Paulson Farms, Energy Release, Northland Custom Woodworking, Bosh Enterprises, Rider Racing Engines, & J&J Auto Racing!

2017 Stats: Races: 30 Wins: 6 Top Fives: 23 Top Tens: 24 Heat Wins: 8

 

 

Pierce Builds Momentum With Runner-Up Finish at River Cities

By Spieker Promotions

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (September 7, 2017) – After a near season-long top five streak was snapped the week prior, Austin Pierce and the Opp Construction / Lithia Ford crew bounced back in a big way last Friday night at River Cities Speedway. The 2014 NOSA champion began a new streak of top fives with his solid second place finish on a fast and tacky three-tenths mile racing surface.

“It was a good rebound after last week,” said Austin after the race. “It was a snapped drive shaft that ended our night last week. Luckily it wasn’t the rear end. We were just able to put in a new drive shaft and keep going.”

Friday morning rains played a factor in the track conditions, but the River Cities Speedway track crew did a good job to ensure the surface remained smooth all night long. Still, the abundance of moisture led to a narrow groove, which made passing extremely difficult.

“We were lucky enough to get a front row starting spot. Maybe if we could have started on the outside of the front row, maybe we could have won, but who knows,” said Austin of the starting lineup for the feature. “It was kind of just follow-the-leader in open track, but once we got to lapped traffic I was able to catch up to Chris [Ranten], but then the yellow came out.”

Pierce seemingly had a car that was equally as fast as the leader, Ranten’s, but on each double file restart Ranten's preference on the outside groove prevailed for him. Austin would close in on Ranten when they approached lapped traffic, but Ranten was able to slice his way through the slower cars to hold the lead.

Austin took the checkers in second place to record his 22nd top five finish of the 2017 season.

There will be a lot on the line this weekend at River Cities Speedway with the third running of the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Challenge. Since Austin leads the NOSA point standings, he is already locked into the the Blazin’ Challenge. If he can finish first or second in the eight car dash on Saturday, he will start in the 12th row for a potential $8,200 payday if he can drive through the field and win it.

“It’s a relief knowing you’re already locked in. Hopefully we can finish somewhere in the top three or maybe get the $8,200,” said Austin. “We’ve had a lot of practice coming from the back already this year.

The NOSA Sprints will be racing both Friday and Saturday in Grand Forks. Austin enters the weekend with a solid 113 point lead over Casey Mack atop the NOSA point standings and a 70 point lead over Mack in the River Cities Speedway track points.

The entire APR crew would like to thank their sponsors for their continued support!

Opp Construction Lithia Ford Lincoln of Grand Forks Highland Excavating Dahlstrom Motors Inc. Bun Lounge Invision Ag AJ’s Sandblasting & Painting Solem Farms Vollrath Farms Hillesland Farms Grand Forks Abstract & Title (GFabstract.com) Adams Marketing Promotions 1st Realty Ostrich Racing Engines EMi - Eagle Motorsports, Schnee, Henchcraft, Stallard

Up Next: Sept. 7-8th: River Cities Speedway - John Seitz Memorial Sept. 15th: River Cities Speedway Sept. 16th: Devils Lake Speedway - Season Championship

Season Stats: Races: 29 Wins: 5 Top Fives: 22 Top Tens: 23 Heat Wins: 11

 

 

Winged 360 Sprint Car Championship Battle Heats Up At Antioch Speedway

Antioch, CA...This Saturday night is the first of three straight scheduled All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car races at Antioch Speedway. The season is nearing a conclusion, and the surprising Marissa Polizzi continues to lead the standings. Art McCarthy has been running better lately, and Polizzi needed to do something to keep her lead last time out. Polizzi and McCarthy battled all night. She beat him to win their eight lap heat race, but McCarthy held her off to finish second in the Main Event. That meant there was no change in the point gap between the two. Burt Foland Jr. ended up ninth as he watched the finish from the sidelines. Polizzi now leads Foland by 34 points, while McCarthy is only three points behind Foland for second.

The star of the night was young David Lindt II. With Petaluma off that night, he returned to see if he could improve on his fifth place finish from the race before. Lindt is in his third season at Petaluma. After back to back Top 10 seasons, he is currently second in the standings there, but he was still in search of his first win. The 18 year old leadfoot gained the lead when David Dias spun in Turn 4 and led the rest of the race for the satisfying victory. Even with McCarthy and Polizzi chasing him, he stayed smooth in the waning laps. The race did have a hard time getting started with three restarts. One of the crashes eliminated 2015 champion Shawn Arriaga.

The interesting number right now is there have been six different winners in the last six All Star Series events. Lindt is the latest "young gun" to get his first win at Antioch. The next one could be Jacob Tuttle. Tittle already has a second and a third this season, and he battled Matt DeMartini to finish fourth in the latest race. Tuttle also won his heat race ahead of Wingless Spec Sprint point leader Bryan Grier. A look at the points now finds the rookie Tuttle trailing Jenna Frazier by 25 points for fourth. Only two behind Frazier is Aaron Miller, who blew a motor at the previous race and was unable to get another one together.

Grier finished sixth in the most recent race with Mike Barnes the final lead lap finisher in seventh. Diaz was scored eighth ahead of Foland and Arriaga. Problems in hot laps caused Dan Gonderman to miss both his heat race and the Main Event.

The Winged 360 Sprint Cars will race this Saturday, September 16th and September 23rd, and there's still time for the lead to change hands between Polizzi, Foland and McCarthy. There's also an opportunity for some new winners to be added to the growing list of competitors who have come and claimed the $1,200 prize. It should be a great night of racing. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.

Point Standings All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars Marissa Polizzi 316 Burt Foland Jr. 282 Art McCarthy 279 Jenna Frazier 205 Aaron Miller 203 Jacob Tuttle 180 Jason Paniagua 166 Kyle Offill 150 Steve Jaquith 101 David Lindt II 98

Antioch Speedway All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car Schedule

September 9 September 16 September 23

Past Champions 1998-Gary Geving 2007-Art McCarthy 2010-Craig Smith 2013-Chris Magoon 2014-Chris Magoon 2015-Shawn Arriaga 2016-Billy Aton

Recent Feature Winners August 26, 2017: David Lindt II August 19, 2017: Art McCarthy June 24, 2017: Colby Wiesz June 17, 2017: Jonathan Allard June 10, 2017: Dustin Golobic May 13, 2017: Kyle Offill May 6, 2017: Tyler Seavey April 22, 2017: Kyle Offill April 1, 2017: Cory Eliason September 31, 2016: Billy Aton September 17, 2016: Colby Johnson September 10, 2016: Matt Barber August 27, 2016; Billy Aton August 20, 2016: Riley Matson August 13, 2016: Art McCarthy August 6, 2016: Seth Nunes July 30, 2016: Art McCarthy July 16, 2016: Brayden McMahan June 25, 2016: Kaleb Montgomery June 18, 2016: Bobby McMahan June 4, 2016: Shawn Conde May 21, 2016: Koen Shaw April 23, 2016: Billy Aton April 2, 2016: Art McCarthy August 29, 2015: Art McCarthy August 8, 2015: Shawn Arriaga July 11, 2015: Jake Haulot June 20, 2915: Austin Liggett June 6, 2015: Shawn Arriaga May 16, 2015: Jake Haulot



SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CAR SERIES CONTINUES TO PROGRESS; SUCCESSFUL TEST SESSION COMPLETED; 10 REGIONAL SPEEDWAYS MAKE COMMITMENTS FOR 2018 EVENT DATES
September 7, 2017
(By Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Pulaski, PA)...Just over six months ago, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance announced the launch of the RUSH Sprint Car Series for the 2018 season. Throughout the summer, interest has continued to grow from racers and speedways throughout the region and increased dramatically after video and pictures were posted during and after the recent successful test session that was held on August 23 at Lernerville Speedway.

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.

One of the biggest questions asked since the introduction of the class been, where will the RUSH Sprint Car events be held? From the beginning, the goal for 2018 season was to have 18-24 races scheduled throughout the region, and through the support of numerous RUSH partner tracks that number was quickly reached. 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.

"Every year we've been asked to create a Sprint Car division under the RUSH banner," explained Series Director Vicki Emig. "I think the timing is right to do so now. The interest the RUSH Sprint Cars have generated since its introduction has been overwhelming; honestly more than any of our other divisions when they were launched. The interest is coming from racers with various different racing backgrounds and experience levels who simply want the opportunity to affordably race a full size Sprint Car."

The RUSH Sprint Cars finally hit the track on August 23 at Lernerville for a private test session that went flawless with veteran "410" Sprint Car drivers Arnie Kent and Gale Ruth, Jr. piloting their own cars. The test was attended by Hoosier Tire reps including Neil Cowman (Business Unit Manager Oval Track Dirt), 27-year Bilstein Shock veteran rep Jim Hiland, Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance rep Bruce Insinger along with Don Blackshear of Pace Performance/Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC with the objective to gain additional feedback to present the best program possible to the racers. A second test will be held at another RUSH partner speedway in mid-September.

"Hoosier's goal in the end for the RUSH Sprint Cars is to provide only one right rear and one left rear compound, with two left rears to accommodate stagger needs based on track size and surface conditions," explained Cowman. "After our test at Lernerville, I believe this will be very doable and will be a great fit for the affordability template that RUSH has developed for this class."

Bilstein representative Jim Hiland had this to say about the new RUSH Sprint Car program, "When I grew up in Indiana during the 50s and 60s the big attraction at most of the dirt tracks around Indy was wingless Sprint Cars. I got to see top drivers from coast-to-coast race such as A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, and other greats, because back then Indy drivers drove Sprint Cars too. That quality of racing hooked me for life! In theory, the RUSH Sprint Car formula is close to what they were racing back then- a non-wing 400 horsepower Sprint Car with a minimal tire selection; in essence putting the race back into the driver's hands; mix in the nostalgia factor and I'm sure the RUSH Sprint Car package is going to be a huge success! The class is going to be extremely cost-effective and loads of fun, which in the end will bring participants into the pit area and fans into the grandstands."

As to what Bilstein can do to help, "We we will provide world class shock quality at a bare minimum cost to the racer," explained Hiland. "I think we're looking at two front, two right rear, and two left rear valvings; a six "sealed" shock package with each at a cost of $135. The Bilstein Bandit Shocks are extremely consistent and durable and I'm confident that we will provide the RUSH Sprint Car racers, as we already have in other RUSH divisions, with a great handling car at a minimum dollar investment in their shock package."

"We can't thank Hoosier Tire, Bilstein, Sunoco/Insinger, and of course Pace Performance for helping us put together a template that is extremely affordable for the racer," added Emig. "To have the support of these industry leaders who believe in our vision means a lot. By surrounding the Series with the same pieces and support system that we have developed over the years such as our technical program, sealing system, and valuable championship and product contingency programs, I'm confident that the RUSH Sprint Car program will be a success."

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! The RUSH Sprint Cars will join the Late Models, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods, and Pro Stocks on the dirt side of the RUSH Racing Series umbrella.

"It's very exciting to come out of the box with a point fund of more than $20,000," continued Emig. "I cannot thank Scott Bonnell enough for stepping up helping us present the inaugural RUSH Weekly Series point fund for the Sprints. Since Scott quit racing, he's given back so much to racing, and we're very proud to have his and so many other Sprint Car drivers' endorsements. I'll continue to work hard over the offseason to bring additional benefits to the Series such as contingencies and a Manufacturers Night that have been important parts of our other divisions. All of our manufacturing partners are behind the concept as well as many new companies that have already contacted us to be involved with the Sprint Cars."

Due to the tremendous interest, a second informational meeting will be held at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center on Sunday, October 22 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.

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.

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.

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.

 

 

MORE PRIZE MONEY FOR SATURDAY'S FRED RANNARD, SR MIDGET CLASSIC

Thanks to another generous donation, the prize money continues to increase for The Second Annual Fred Rannard, Sr. Midget Classic at Agassiz Speedway this Saturday, September 9.
Thank you to Brian Globe at Brian's Auto Glass for his contribution of $500 to this special race.
This means that an additional $100 will be awarded to each of the top five finishers in the main event. The payoff is now $1,100-$600-$500-$400-$300 for the top five with sixth place and beyond all receiving $200. There is also $100 for fast time plus contingency awards for hard charger, hard luck, best appearing car, longest tow, fan favorite and sportsman of the race. This race is now one of the highest paying pavement Midget races on the entire west coast.
If you need your vehicle's windshield repaired or replaced visit Brian's Auto Glass at 32733 South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. Their phone number is (604)854-5714.
The Midgets will be joined by the West Coast Vintage Racers, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Hornets. Spectator gates open Saturday at 4:30 with qualifying at 5:30 and racing at 7:00.
If weather does not allow us to race this Saturday this event will be run in conjunction with championship night on September 23. Late Models would replace the Vintage Racers.
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Thanks again to the following that contributed cash, contingency awards or fan prizes:
The Lester brothers at recycleyourauto.com, Brian Globe at Brian's Auto Glass, Agassiz Speedway superfans Gary and Terry, Paul Tourond at Tron Fabrication, Speedmart, Joe's Racing Products, Harding Motorsports Supply, Leslie McKellar (Agassiz Speedway photographer), Dave Key at Key Welding, Shaun Hulbert (Shaun in the Dirt Racing Podcast), Leighty Racing in Pacific Beach Washington, Greg Burgess from Longdale Speedway in Oklahoma, Deming Speedway, Rutz Racing, Triple X Racing, Hemrich Brothers Garage, the Tourond family, Lordco Auto Parts, Sean Edwards Racing, Northwest Focus Midget Series, West Coast Vintage Racers, Washington Midget Racing Association, Vancouver Giants hockey, Vancouver Stealth lacrosse, Dolly's Tees, Goodwin's Greenhouse Supply, Serious Performance.

 

 

Madsen, Helms and Wheatley Score Wins With Team ILP; Inside Line Promotions Offering Free PR

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Sept. 7, 2017) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Kerry Madsen, Caleb Helms and Austen Wheatley visited Victory Lane last weekend to open the month of September, which will showcase an opportunity for free PR for new Inside Line Promotions clients.

Madsen swept the season finale at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Saturday when he led the Big Game Motorsports team to quick time during qualifying, a heat race win and the main event triumph.

Helms rallied to record his first career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions triumph on Sunday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio.

Wheatley garnered his third victory of the season on Sunday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., during a Summer Thunder Sprint Series event.

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

Henry Van Dam netted a runner-up result on Sunday at Grays Harbor Raceway with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series.

Derek Hagar posted a pair of third-place finishes on Saturday and Sunday during the 8th annual 360 Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region.

Dylan Cisney powered to a third-place result on Monday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., to remain the points leader entering the final weekend of the season.

Jack Dover earned a third-place finish on Friday during the 5th annual RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Nationals and he produced a fourth-place result on Saturday during the Race of Champions at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.

Evan Hallstrom tied his season-best mark of second place on Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Vt.

Tony Bruce Jr. scored a fifth-place finish on Sunday at Lake Ozark Speedway during the 8th annual 360 Nationals with the ASCS Warrior Region.

Seth Bergman posted a fifth-place result on Saturday at Jackson Motorplex with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Giovanni Scelzi rebounded from a late-race incident to net a fifth-place finish on Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

Trey Starks ended fifth on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., with the Patriot Sprint Tour and URC Series.

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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); 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); Zac Taylor - 6 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on May 13 and Aug. 27 (twice) and I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on June 3, June 17 and July 15); 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); Sammy Swindell - 3 (Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark., on June 9; Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., on July 29 and Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on Aug. 26); 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); 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) and Channin Tankersley - 1 (Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, on June 16).

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DONNY SCHATZ

Gold Cup Next Target for Reigning Outlaw Champion

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 7, 2017) – Chasing gold in California began in 1848 when James W. Marshall first found gold in the town of Coloma, and that passion to find it lives on today in many circles. In the world of Sprint-car racing, this time of year attracts the best in the sport to the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series Gold Cup Race of Champions, the 64th annual edition of which takes place this weekend at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, a little more than 100 miles northwest of where the Gold Rush of the mid-1800s began.

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and the Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb-backed team are seeking to add a prestigious Gold Cup victory to their list of 2017 accomplishments. The eight-time and reigning WoO champion and his crew of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti have already come up big in three major races this season, and adding another California triumph or two to their win total this season and making Schatz a three-time Gold Cup winner is the weekend goal.

Only Steve Kinser and Jac Haudenschild have scored three or more wins in the Gold Cup since the WoO began sanctioning the event during its inaugural season back in 1978. Schatz won his first Gold Cup in 2004 and scored his second two seasons ago to join Andy Hillenburg and Kyle Larson as two-time winners.

Schatz earned his 15th career California WoO victory earlier this season at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, continuing his recent run of success in the state. He won three California WoO A-Features in 2016 and five in 2015. The Fargo, North Dakota racer’s first California triumph was his flag-to-flag victory in the 2004 Gold Cup finale. Schatz led all 30 laps of his qualifying-night feature the night before and all 40 laps of the A-Feature to add the coveted Gold Cup trophy to his collection, which at the time included a Western World victory and a National Open triumph. Eleven years later, he became a two-time winner during his storybook 2015 season, when he raced to 31 triumphs en route to his seventh WoO title.

The two-night Gold Cup, which includes a full program both Friday and Saturday nights, continues the Outlaws’ post-Knoxville Nationals run through the West. Schatz followed his 10th Knoxville victory aboard the TSR No. 15 Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J with a win at River Cities Speedway in his home state of North Dakota. He’s stacked seven top-five finishes in the eight races since that have been contested in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Washington and Oregon, including last night’s stop at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Oregon, where Schatz finished fifth.

Following the Gold Cup this weekend, the remainder of the 2017 WoO campaign will consist of 18 races, including two more nights in California as Schatz leads the series back to Calistoga for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown next weekend. After the two-night program at the picturesque Calistoga Speedway, the teams will travel across the country for races at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, and Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, before closing out the month with the three-night National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

SCHATZ FAST FACTS: SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY / GOLD CUP

• Donny Schatz made his Silver Dollar Speedway debut in September 1997 during his rookie season with “The Greatest Show on Dirt” at the Gold Cup. He finished 11th in his qualifying night and 18th in the Gold Cup finale.

• Schatz earned his first top-five finishes at Chico in the 1999 Gold Cup, coming home fifth and fourth, respectively.

• He led every lap of his preliminary feature and all 40 in the 2004 Gold Cup finale to score his first Silver Dollar Speedway WoO A-Feature victory and 23rd of his career. He now has 246 career WoO A-Feature wins.

• He scored spring wins at Silver Dollar Speedway in the Mini Gold Cup in 2012, 2015 and 2016. In 2012 and 2015, he also won a main event at the track during the Gold Cup.

• Last season, Schatz made a big charge forward after starting 17th. His run to a podium finish came up a few laps short when he made contact with Jac Haudenschild while attempting to make a pass for fourth.

• This will be the 21st Gold Cup for Schatz, who has been part of the event since joining the tour in 1997.

SCHATZ FAST FACTS: 2017

• Through 68 of 92 scheduled races in the 2017 WoO campaign, Schatz leads the point standings with 8,970 and holds a 92-point lead over Brad Sweet. Schatz leads the series in wins with 17 and top-fives with 51. He and Sweet are tied for most top-10s with 58.

• With 20 A-Features races remaining, Schatz is looking to win at least three more races in order to reach the 20-win mark for the fifth consecutive season. Last year, he became the first driver in WoO history to win 20 or more races in four consecutive seasons. He has previously won at 11 of the 13 tracks left on the schedule. • Schatz has already won three of the Outlaws’ marquee races of 2017, scoring his third Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, his fifth Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, and his 10th Knoxville Nationals triumph. He’s looking to add the Gold Cup, Summer Nationals and Williams Grove National Open to that list.

ENTER TO WIN A DONNY SCHATZ-THEMED HDX Winning the biggest races of the season and a WoO championship isn’t the only goal in 2017 for TSR, Arctic Cat and Schatz. There is shared passion to reach greatness without limits. And fans are encouraged to join the ultimate limitless ride by entering to win by random draw a customized, one-of-a-kind, Schatz-themed Arctic Cat HDX 700 all-terrain vehicle online through Oct. 1 at www.arcticcat.com/donnyschatzhdx.

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 Schatz-themed HDX from the eight-time champion during pre-event ceremonies.

RACE NOTES

The pit gates open at Silver Dollar Speedway at 2 p.m. PDT Friday and Saturday. The grandstands will open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit silverdollarspeedway.com or call 530-891-6535.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Live video coverage is available for a fee or 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 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.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.

Arctic Cat: Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArcticCat 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 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance J&J:

Throughout the history of the World of Outlaws, there have been races that have a long and storied tradition. The Gold Cup at Chico has been one of those races. What makes it special?

“Things change over time, but some races just have a different feel to them. A lot of things have changed from when I first started. We used to spend almost a month in California in August and September and race at a bunch of tracks. This year, we have two weekends to race here. We have a weekend in Chico and one in Calistoga. It feels a little different because we used to run Calistoga on Labor Day weekend and then finish up California with the Gold Cup the following weekend. That was kind of like our last big race out here, so I’m sure it’s going to feel a little different. The car count might be down from what it was early in my career, but the intensity is still there. The Gold Cup is a big deal and you’ll see guys driving like it, for sure. We’ve had some great Gold Cups and some that we’d like to forget, but that’s just part of racing. It’s a fun event and one we definitely want to be in contention to win. It still comes down to finding a way to get your car right and putting yourself in a position to win. I have to thank (car owner) Tony (Stewart) for surrounding me with an incredible group of people. These guys work extremely hard and we’re going to do everything we can to get another Gold Cup this weekend.”

You mentioned the schedule change. Does that change the way you approach this weekend, knowing you still have two races at Calistoga before heading back toward the Midwest?

“We won’t change how we attack the weekend. Last year, things didn’t end up the way we were hoping they would and that’s probably because we started too far back. It’s about qualifying and starting close to the front. Most of these races since we left Knoxville have been won off the front row and we only started one on the front row and didn’t win it. We have to be better all throughout the night. These are tough races to win. You have to find ways to get better and stay on top of things. We’ve had some short-track success this year and we’ll try to continue that this weekend. Once we have the Gold Cup behind us, we’ll start focusing on Calistoga.”

 

 

White Nets Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Hard Charger Award at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Sept. 7, 2017) - Harli White earned the Hard Charger Award last Saturday at Jackson Motorplex during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event.

The half-mile track was slated to host a doubleheader, but a rain storm prior to the main event on Friday cancelled the opening night. White returned to the oval on Saturday for the finale, which paid $10,000 to win.

"We didn't have a good start to the night on Friday," she said. "We drew terrible and we had to start midpack of the B Main. I wasn't mad at all with the rainout. It was a fresh start on Saturday, but I made a mistake in the heat that cost us."

White opened the night by placing sixth in a heat race, which relegated her to the B Main. However, she rallied from eighth to fifth place to earn a transfer into the back of the main event.

"We were doing real good in the A Main the first few laps," she said. "Then the rubber came and everyone was the same speed. Starting in the back really hurt us."

White maneuvered from 21st to a 14th-place finish. She passed the most cars in the main event to garner the Hard Charger Award.

White will take this week off from racing to participate in a speaking engagement at Celebrate Community Church in Sioux Falls, S.D.

"I am telling my story and sharing my testimony to the church on Saturday and Sunday," she said. "I'm really looking forward to the opportunity and meeting a lot of new people."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 2 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Heat race: 6 (4); B Main: 5 (8); Feature: 14 (21).

SEASON STATS -

52 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 12 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

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 - Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc.

Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., is a North Texas based company with more than 27 years of fire safety security. The company specializes in fire alarms, fire suppression systems and fire extinguisher sales essential to keeping safety a priority. Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc. has established itself in the industry for being a professional full-service contractor servicing the commercial and residential markets across Texas.

"The support from everyone at Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc. has been amazing," White said. "Fire safety is very important to me and I'm grateful a company doing good things like Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc. is partnering with our team."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Lucas Oil Products, Inc., The Mower Shop, The Body Works, Mesilla Valley Transportation, 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.

 

 

 

Scelzi Captures World of Outlaws Hard Charger Award at Grays Harbor

Inside Line Promotions - LEBANON, Ore. (Sept. 7, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi is headed home following a successful three-month stint of racing on the road.

Scelzi, who departed California in early June before spending most of the summer competing in the Midwest, has followed the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series west since the Knoxville Nationals last month.

He and his family owned, Roth Motorsports backed team ventured to the Northwest with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' during the last week.

"I always look forward to racing in the Northwest," he said. "There are a lot of talented drivers up there and the tracks are fun so it's usually an enjoyable trip."

The action began on Friday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., where Scelzi qualified 15th quickest, placed fifth in a heat race and ended 17th in the main event.

He returned to the high-banked oval the following night and timed in 25 th quickest before finishing seventh in a heat race, fourth in the Last Chance Showdown and 18th in the A Main.

"We had mixed results at Skagit," he said. "Qualifying put us in a bit of a bind on Saturday. We hurt an engine and didn't realize it until the heat, but we were able to move forward in the heat race, Last Chance Showdown and main event so we made progress."

Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., hosted a show on Monday. Scelzi qualified 24th quickest before he advanced from eighth to sixth place in a heat race. That locked him into the main event, in which he powered from 18th to 11th to earn the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We got stronger as the night went on," he said. "I had a car that was able to maneuver in the main event and we worked our way up there battling for a top 10 so that was a good finish."

Scelzi made his lone visit to Oregon on Wednesday during a stop at Willamette Speedway, where he timed in 15th quickest, placed fifth in a heat race and maneuvered from 15th to 13th in the main event.

"We don't get to race in Oregon or at Willamette Speedway very often so each time is a learning experience," he said. "We had a mechanical problem that kept us from hot laps and we missed our qualifying spot so that was a challenge right out of the gate. We gained some great notes from whenever we go back there and we moved forward in the main event so it was a good night."

Scelzi and the team are en route to California to compete this Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico for the Gold Cup Race of Champions with the World of Outlaws.

"I'm excited to get back to California after all of the experience we gained on the road this summer," he said. "I think it will help immensely and will show in our results this weekend and beyond."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 17 (15).

Sept. 2 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 7 (9); B Main: 4 (7); Feature: 18 (22).

Sept. 4 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 6 (8); Feature: 11 (18).

Sept. 6 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 13 (15).

SEASON STATS -

53 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 12 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Gold Cup Race of Champions with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Scelzi Enterprises

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

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

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Carlucci Transport, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Panella Trucking, Roth Motorsports, Fuel Delivery Services, 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, Lincoln Auto Auction, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Postpones IMCA Nationals to Begin Revamping the Track

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Sept. 7, 2017) - Jackson Motorplex is about to endure an extensive facelift, which will include reshaping the track and adding new dirt to the surface this fall and throughout the winter months.

In order to make sure the oval is completed by the start of the 2018 season Jackson Motorplex officials need to start the project immediately while the weather is favorable. Therefore, the IMCA Nationals scheduled for Sept. 22-23 will be postponed until April 2018.

"We would like to thank all of our race teams, fans, sponsors and employees for a great 2017," Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said. "We look forward to an exciting 2018 and beyond with the changes we are making to Jackson Motorplex."

Stay tuned to http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com throughout the offseason for the latest updates and news.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Dover Contends for Third RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Nationals Title Before Late-Race Problem

Inside Line Promotions - EAGLE, Neb. (Sept. 7, 2017) - Jack Dover was on pace to battle for his third triumph during the 5th annual RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Nationals last weekend at Eagle Raceway before a late-race problem ended his night early.

"We had a solid weekend going," he said. "We had a good, good chance of winning the final night."

Dover kicked off the weekend on Thursday by winning a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. He then maneuvered from sixth to third place in the main event to lock into the third starting position for Sunday's A Main.

"We tried some stuff and we kept up with Jason Martin and John Carney II so we knew we had good speed," he said.

Dover returned to the high-banked oval on Saturday to participate in the Race of Champions. He maneuvered from sixth to fourth place during the special event, which marked his 15th top five of the season.

"I didn't want to risk tearing up my race car since I knew we had such a great starting position on Sunday," he said. "We ended up trying some stuff with the setup to learn. The track was real tough to pass on, but we made up a couple of positions."

The event, which featured 111 drivers, concluded on Sunday with Dover lining up on the outside of the front row in a race that starts drivers three wide.

"We ran third until about halfway," he said. "We were in lapped traffic and I got to second. I felt like I had a good shot to challenge for the lead and we had a caution with five laps to go. When the yellow came out I realized my foot was wet. I knew something wasn't right. About a half a lap after taking off on the restart the engine quit running."

Dover's race ended early because of a loose fuel nozzle line. He was credited with a 23rd-place finish.

Dover is slated to return to action this Friday at Eagle Raceway and Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (6).

Sept. 2 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Feature: 4 (6).

Sept. 3 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Feature: 23 (3).

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 8 wins, 15 top fives, 18 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., and Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Eagle Motorsports

Eagle Motorsports, formerly known as Eagle Chassis, has fabricated sprint car chassis since 1998. Eagle has been a part of winning three Knoxville Nationals. For more information, visit http://www.EagleMotorsports.com .

"Eagle chassis are one of the easiest to drive and one of the easiest to work on," Dover said. "And they've been great with custom, reliable chassis because of my height."

Dover would also like to thank Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, SSS Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, Moss Racing Engines, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., Thorpe's Body Shop, True Trucking, 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.

 

 

CG Motorsports-Glenpool, Ok. (9/6/17)

Matt Covington came home 6th this past Saturday night with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Jackson Motorplex.

Covington was able to charge from 8th to 3rd in his heat race, resulting in the FSR High Point Driver of the Night award and a slot in the re-draw.

Covington drew the number 2 pill and started outside row 1 for the feature.

Matt battled most of the race inside the top-3 trying to keep pace with the leaders. However, as the race went on, he lost a few spots running the top groove and the cushion. Covington fell out of the top-5 and was running in 6th. As the laps wound down the track began taking rubber, preventing him from regaining any of the lost positions. He had to settle for 6th.

“I would have liked to have a better finish at Jackson,” Matt said. “We had a great heat race and were able to get the passing points needed to get in the re-draw. In the feature, we were just off a little. We didn’t have the corner or straightaway speed we needed. After blowing the one motor up at Knoxville, our remaining two both have over 20 nights on them and I didn’t want to push it. I’m not sure we had a winning car, but I shouldn’t have lost as many spots as I did. I just made a few mistakes. But our goal is to fight for wins and finish the rest of the season out strong. We might run some regional stuff this weekend, but we also want to be prepared for the Hockett Memorial. We need a fresh motor to close out the year with and taking the next few weeks to get that done.”

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-42, Wins-1, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-31

ON TAP: 9/8/2017 Flint Creek Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla 9/9/2017 I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark

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.


 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING CARRIES MOMENTUM INTO THE GOLDEN STATE
GOLD CUP: After four events in Washington and Oregon, the World of Outlaws roll into the golden state of California for the second time this season starting on Friday. Larson Marks Racing and Shane Stewart will be competing in two nights of action at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico for the 64th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions.

SILVER DOLLAR STATS: In the last two seasons, Stewart has stood at the top of the podium Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway during the Gold Cup Race of Champions, but he has yet to win the finale night and it still remains on his bucket list of desired wins. Along with those two wins, the Larson Marks team has earned five top-fives and six top-10 finishes.

LAST YEAR AT GOLD CUP: Stewart started fourth in the 30-lap main event on Friday night and advanced to the runner-up position on the opening lap. He captured the lead on lap 11 to earn the team's sixth win of the season. The following night the Bixby, Okla., native started 16th in the 40-lap finale and was into the top 10 by the halfway point of the race. He survived a rash of cautions in the closing laps to finish fourth.

MOMENTUM: In the last nine races, the Larson Marks Racing team has earned nine top-10s, six top-fives, and three wins coming at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., and the most recent at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. They've also earned two new track records at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., and Black Hills Speedway.

LEBANON RECAP: Last night at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., Stewart qualified fourth and won his heat race. He went on to win the Craftsman Club Dash and led the first 12 laps before losing the lead in lapped traffic. With six laps remaining while running in the top three, Stewart's right rear tire went flat and he brought out the caution. The LMR team was able to make quick repairs and get the No. 2 back on the racing surface. In the closing six laps, Stewart was able to carve his way forward to finish just outside of the top-10 in 11th.

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 Richmond International Raceway this weekend to compete in the last NMECS race of the regular season before the playoffs begin.

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 Silver Dollar Speedway, Larson Marks Racing will be back on track Friday, September 15 at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway for the Wine Country Outlaw 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: 69 FAST TIME: 6
WINS: 8 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 25
TOP-10 FINISHES: 48

 

 

Brad Loyet – Third and Fourth with MOWA!

(Bill W) September 7, 2017 – Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global #o5 team finished a solid third and fourth in Illinois MOWA events last weekend. At Peoria Speedway Thursday, the Sunset Hills, Missouri driver claimed fourth, before finishing third close to home at the Tri-City Speedway in Granit City, Illinois Friday. This weekend, Brad will compete with MOWA in Illinois in the sprint car at the Herb Barlow Memorial at Jacksonville Speedway Friday and the Tom Knowles Memorial at Spoon River Speedway south of Canton Saturday.

Things started well Thursday for Brad at Peoria. “We were able to post quick time,” he says. “We started sixth in the heat race and ended up fourth. That was important to make the Dash.”

Drawing a six for a starting spot didn’t help and a sixth place finish in the Dash set him up outside row three for the feature. “The track ended up taking rubber about three laps in,” says Brad. “We were able to get by a couple of guys early, but it was just lock-down from there. I tried to whoa up and save my tires. I turned it loose the last five laps, but I still couldn’t get around anyone. It looked like everyone’s tires were good at the finish, so it didn’t really matter in the end.”

Qualifying didn’t go as well for Brad at Granite City Friday. “We’ve been messing around with the shocks a little bit after talking to (Matt) Hummel at FK Shocks,” he says of timing in eighth quick. “I tried something that I thought would help us. I felt the track was a little more blown off than it was. It had enough of a good portion that I was snug (tight) out there.”

He finished his heat third, and ended up qualifying for the Dash. “There were enough guys who didn’t make the top four in the heats,” says Brad. “The track was pretty narrow. It wasn’t too conducive to passing. We were able to be in the Dash in the end.”

A fifth place run in the Dash put him inside row three for the feature. “We were able to get to fourth pretty quickly,” says Brad. “Then we snuck by Joe B. Miller and got into third. Lapped traffic was starting to work for us. Turn three was good for us and we were able to do our passing there. The yellow came out, and that got rid of the lapped traffic.”

Brad restarted third. “With (Paul) Nienhiser out front, I knew he’d be tough to beat in clean air,” he says. “I had a good shot at (Hunter) Schuerenberg once, but couldn’t get him. We finished third, which wasn’t bad. We’ll take it.”

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

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. – $10,000 Score at Jackson!

(Bill W) September 7, 2017 – Sam Hafertepe Jr. and the Keith Dobbs #15H team scored another big victory last Saturday at the Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota. After the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series event was rained out Friday, $10,000 was the goal for Saturday night’s finale.

The Sunnyvale, Texas driver felt good about his car before the rains came Friday. “When we hot lapped Friday and were rained out, I told the guys this is the best car we’ve ever had here,” says Sam. “It was getting through the corners so well. We knew going into Saturday, that we were going to be good.”

Sam and the team were in tune with the track on Saturday. “We made a few adjustments throughout the night and the car was just perfect,” he says. “We started fifth in the heat and we were able to go where most guys couldn’t. We had a free lane on the bottom and we were able to hit the bottom really well. That propelled us by those guys.”

He would checker second and qualify for the redraw. “We were able to get to second pretty quickly,” says Sam. “We ran ‘TK’ (Tim Kaeding) down, and I knew we were in the redraw. I didn’t really try to pass him. I tried a few different lines to try to prepare for the feature. I wanted to try to run through the slick stuff trying to emulate what the track would be like and how the car would feel.”

Sam drew a starting spot outside row two for the main event. “We were able to get to second at the start,” he says. “The track did what we thought it was going to do. We got up on the cushion early, and you could feel hints of rubber laying down. We got up to Tim and I showed him my nose early. Once he saw that, he really drove away from me.”

He continued his pursuit of Kaeding. “We were able to reel him in in traffic,” says Sam. “We passed him for the lead there around halfway. We didn’t get a full lap in, and the caution came out. We were put back behind him, and he took off again in open track. I was able to stay with him a little better, and when we got back to traffic, we were able to get by him. We had one more caution come out, but we were able to pull away in clean air. The last five laps, you had to run in the rubber. Before that, you could run the cushion.”

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Sam would like to thank Highway 79 Collision Center, the Sparks Family, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Champion Oil, NAPA Auto Parts of Franklin and Sherwin Williams, FK Rod Ends, 21R Youth Racing League, Huggins Cams, CP Carrillo, Callie’s, Vortex Wings, Simpson Racing Products, Kinsler Injection, Barnes Oil Systems, DMI, Fisher Racing Engines, Moose Blocks, J&J Auto Racing, KSE, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions.

 

 

Purse details announced for the upcoming Nor-Cal Posse Shootout at Placerville Speedway on September 21-23 Saturday finale to pay $7,000-to-win/ $500-to-start

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – September 7, 2017…Northern California is well known for having numerous special late-season events and the Placerville Speedway is gearing up to host one of its own, as the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout rapidly approaches on Thursday-Saturday September 21-23.

With the date closing in the office of Russell Motorsports Inc. has officially announced the event purse for the three-night spectacle that is just a couple weeks away.

Thursday September 21 features an injected Wingless 360 Sprint Car and C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour event to help kick things off. The Wingless 360 feature will pay $2,000-to-win, $1,500 for second and $1,200 for third.

The C&H Hunt Tour will be racing for the usual $1,200-to-win purse, during what will be the penultimate event of the season for the series. Intents Racing is also sponsoring gold coins to be handed out to the top three in the spec sprint feature Thursday. The winner will receive a one-ounce coin, second will receive a half-ounce coin and third place a quarter-ounce coin.

On Friday and Saturday September 22 and 23 the Winged 360 Sprint Cars will take center stage. The opening preliminary night will award $3,000-to-win, $2,500 for second, $2,000 for third and a guaranteed $300-to-start the A-main. Saturday’s finale will pay a solid $7,000-to-win, $5,000 for second, $3,000 for third and a minimum of $500-to-start the A-main.

The weekend format will be announced soon and is expected to feature a unique twist, which is certain to create action each time cars hit the track. Also competing both nights will be the BCRA Midget Lites.

Camping reservations for the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout can be made by calling the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at (530) 621-5860.

Adult tickets on Thursday September 21 will cost $15, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $13, children 6-11 are $6, five and under are free!

Adult tickets on Friday September 22 will cost $20, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $15, children 6-11 are $6, five and under are free!

Adult tickets on Saturday September 23 will cost $22, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $18, children 6-11 are $6, five and under are free!

The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm each night. Ticket sales will begin at 3pm.

Prior to the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout the Placerville Speedway will host championship night for the Red Hawk Casino weekly series on Saturday September 16. The Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, NCDCA Dwarf Cars and Vintage Hard Tops will all be on hand during the night. The evening will also double as the Bryan Carnett Memorial, with extra money on the line for the Ltd. Late Models and Pure Stocks.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

Since opening in 1965 the Placerville Speedway has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California. Well known for its steep banks, distinctive red clay, loyal fan base and extremely close action, the track is located just 40-minutes up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

Join over 9400 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2017 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The Placerville Speedway is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2017 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Remaining events at Placerville Speedway in 2017:

Saturday September 16: Championship Night “Bryan Carnett Memorial”- Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, NCDCA Dwarf Cars, Vintage Hard Tops

Thursday September 21: Nor-Cal Posse Shootout- C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and Wingless 360 Sprint Cars Friday September 22: Nor-Cal Posse Shootout- Winged 360 Sprint Cars and BCRA Midget Lites Saturday September 23: Nor-Cal Posse Shootout- Winged 360 Sprint Cars and BCRA Midget Lites

Saturday September 30: Tilford Tribute Open Show- Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Sport Mods and Mini Trucks

 

 

Michael will hunt for 50K at Port Royal Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, OH (September 7, 2017) - The “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael will continue his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign with a pair of events at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania.

Dubbed as the biggest sprint car race in the history of Port Royal Speedway, the 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 will headline competition at the Central Pennsylvania “Speed Palace,” awarding $50,000 after 50 green flag laps on Saturday, September 9. The weekend will kick off officially on Friday, September 8, with the Night Before The 50 preliminary program awarding $5,000. Battling head-to-head with Pennsylvania’s finest, as well as a number of national invaders, each round of Tuscarora 50 weekend will award full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship.

“This is one of the biggest events in our Series’ history,” T.J. Michael explained, pilot of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Cast Stone/Fremont Fence Company/Kear’s Speed Shop/Shell Shock/No. 8M. “I’m excited for the opportunity to race for $50,000. It’s going to be a competitive weekend, but that makes it even more special. Qualifying for Saturday night’s A-main is going to be a true challenge. If we want in, we are going to have to earn it.”

Michael will move into the weekend seventh in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase, most recently finishing 16th during the Pete Jacobs Memorial A-main at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on Sunday, September 3. The second year, full-time traveler locked himself into the $10,000-to-win main event by winning his respective heat race. There were 33 cars entered for competition.

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: 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.

 

 

Cory Haas will join the All Stars at Port Royal for Tuscarora weekend

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, PA (September 7, 2017) - In hopes of continuing a trend of consistent performances in Central Pennsylvania, most recently capturing a pair of top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway during Labor Day weekend, York’s own Cory Haas will join Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Port Royal Speedway during the upcoming weekend, set to throw his hat in the ring for a shot at $50,000.

Haas, pilot of the Trone Outdoor Motorsports/ Eagle Steel/Trone Outdoor Advertising/No. 39, will enter the 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 during his trip to the Juniata County Fairgrounds. The two-day showcase, complete with two, full Arctic Cat All Star programs, will activate with the Night Before The 50 preliminary main event on Friday awarding $5,000, followed by the 50-lap, Tuscarora 50 finale worth $50,000.

“We’re pretty excited to get back to Port Royal Speedway. We have some things we want to try, so now is the time to put them into practice,” Cory Haas explained. “This event is historic. I’m ready for the opportunity to be a part of it.”

Haas’ most recent performance in Central Pennsylvania resulted in a top-five finish; fifth during the Billy Kimmel Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, September 3. Just two nights prior, Haas finished ninth during the Van May Tribute, now ninth in the updated Williams Grove Speedway track championship. Speaking of track championships, Haas recently wrapped up his 2017 Lincoln Speedway campaign; sixth in the final track championship standings. The second generation racer earned nine top-five finishes in the Pigeon Hills this season, the third highest of any regular competitor.

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.

 

 

TKS Motorsports – Fifth in Jackson Finale!

(Bill W) September 6, 2017 – The TKS Motorsports #2KS team and driver Austin McCarl scored a top five finish Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota. The team also showed good speed on Friday, but rain canceled the feature. A return to action is planned on September 15 and 16 with the IRA at the Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa and Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minnesota.

Friday started well before the rains came. “Things went well on Friday with qualifying and the heat until the rain came,” says TKS Motorsports owner and crew chief, Troy Renfro. “This was a car we had built to run at Jackson last year. It’s different from our normal cars. We didn’t take it up at the beginning of the year, because I didn’t think we could throw two different cars at Austin at that time. I think we were right with that. My cars are a little different. This car had been in storage and it worked with Craig (Dollansky) last year up there. We brought it out for Oskaloosa a few weeks ago, and Austin liked it. At Jackson, he was much more comfortable in it.”

Austin agrees. “We were fast both nights,” he says. “It kind of stinks that we weren’t able to run Friday. We would have had a good starting spot, and the track was going to be decent with the moisture in the air. I felt really good qualifying (Saturday, he was eighth quick). That was probably the best I’ve felt in the car. I felt comfortable in the car at Oskaloosa too. We were fortunate that the first start came back in the heat (after starting fourth). The second one went really well and I was able to cruise by them on the top and get the lead. We were able to show our speed there in clean air.”

That set the team up outside row two for the main event. “It had laid rubber in the 360 feature, and they went out and cut the corners up,” says Troy. “I told Austin we’d probably have to fall in line to start with. That’s what he did. Then we had a red about seven laps in. I felt we’d have to hold the bottom on the restart, because we didn’t have the wing speed to run up there. The top wasn’t quite coming in yet, but the guys behind him like the Madsen’s and Dobmeier were pounding the top and working it in. I told him that he’d have to run up there, but he’d have to make the decision on when he’d go up there.”

“The track was tricky,” agrees Austin. “To be honest, I didn’t know what the track was going to do. I just stayed on the bottom and couple of laps too long (after the red). Once I went up top, the car felt really good. By that time, it was too late. We were sixth, and we were fortunate enough to get one more spot and finish fifth. It was a situation where I had a bit of a lack of experience. Kerry (Madsen) was a rocket ship and got around us all on the top. It was a good learning experience, and we’ll know that for next time.”

Overall, Troy was happy with the weekend. “All in all, we were pretty good,” he says. “We ran fifth. I’m very happy with Austin and the job he’s doing for us. It was a good racing weekend for us. We have to thank Rens Trucking and Simplot Grower Solutions for their help with tires this weekend. That really helped us in being able to go up there.”

Sponsor the Front Wing with TKS Motorsports

TKS Motorsports is always open to new perspective partners! Looking for an affordable way to be a part of a sprint car team? Whether you’d like to partner with the team for the full season, or put your company’s name on the nose wing for a night of your choice, contact Troy at tsrenfro8725@gmail.com!

TKS Motorsports would like to thank Casey's General Stores, Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP), 1 Way Technologies, AL Driveline, AO Designs, “All Star Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Fibreworks Composites, Hoosier, Indy Race Parts, KSE Racing Products, Mag Tech Ignition, Maxim Racing Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Butlerbuilt, Aurora Rod Ends, HRP, Volcano Joe’s Coffee, Walker Filtration Systems, Snyder Landscaping & Lawn Care, Justice Brothers, Webb Family Farms, Wilwood, Winters Performance Products, www.BillyBellHouseMoving.com and Gail Dielman.

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Trenca Highlights Weekend With Career-Best Result at Williams Grove

Inside Line Promotions - WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (Sept. 6, 2017) - Joe Trenca produced many bright moments during a busy holiday weekend that featured races at three different tracks.

The Mucci Motorsports driver opened the competition last Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., where he advanced from seventh to fourth place during the Patriot Sprint Tour and URC Series heat race. That locked him into the 18th starting position for the main event.

"We moved forward in the heat race, which was good because the track was narrow," he said. "In the feature I was trying to stay out of trouble. We passed a few cars. It was nice to run there in a 360 and learn the track more. I feel next time we go back we'll be better."

Trenca maneuvered from 18th to a 13th-place result, which was his best career finish at the track.

The team returned to New York on Saturday to compete at Fulton Speedway in Fulton with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

Trenca timed in seventh quickest in his group and placed seventh in a heat race before he charged from eighth to second place in the B Main. Trenca exited early in the main event to save his equipment, which resulted in a 23rd-place finish.

"A bad time trial put us back in the heat race," he said. "In the B Main we were really good, but in the feature we weren't going anywhere so I pulled in. It was just one of those nights you have in racing where you get behind early and it's tough to overcome."

The weekend concluded on Monday at Weedsport Speedway, where Trenca timed in second quickest in his group qualifying to start the Empire Super Sprints show. He then finished where he started - second - in a heat race to make the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 5 to start the A Main fifth.

"We missed the gearing in the car in the feature so I was spinning the tires and couldn't get on the throttle as soon as other guys," he said. "Restarts really, really killed me. I'd start on the bottom and they'd drive around the top. Once we got going I was able to keep pace. We had three restarts and about two cars would pass me each time."

Trenca ended with an 11th-place finish.

The Mucci Motorsports team will return to action this Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Tuscarora 50 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

"I'm excited about getting back to Port Royal," he said. "The Tuscarora 50 is a big event and will draw a lot of great drivers. Hopefully we'll have a good showing and can learn more about racing that track."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 13 (18).

Sept. 2 - Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 2 (8); Feature: 23 (21).

Sept. 4 - Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 11 (5).

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 10 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Tuscarora 50 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Weld Wheels

Founded in 1967, Weld Wheels is the undisputed leader in maximum performance wheels. Whether it's hard core off road, on the track, or on the street, Weld Wheels has unleashed the performance potential of all types of machines for nearly 50 years. For more information, visit http://www.WeldWheels.com .

"It's 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, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, Fast Axle, 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.

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (September 6, 2017) – With three wins and a second, Chad Blonde (Litchfield, MI) drove Sean Robinson’s Krieger-powered Maxim to the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP King Engine Bearings King of Michigan championship at Hartford Speedway Friday night.

The King of Michigan, a SOD tradition as a single race before King Engine Bearings came onboard as the title sponsor, became a mini-series including all four 2017 SOD races at Hartford Speedway. The first KoM race rained out on May 19th. Blonde then won on June 9th and the rainout make up race on July 14th. Blonde was in victory lane for the third race also, a 5 minute and 25 second non-stop feature on August 11th. At the series closer on September 1st, Ryan Ruhl, a previous, single-race KoM winner, took the win in an exciting race over Blonde and Steve Irwin, 2001 and 2017 SOD champion.

As the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan champion, Blonde collected $1,000. Irwin, Gregg Dalman (2015 SOD champion), Thomas Schinderle (2017 SOD Series Rookie of the Year), and Ruhl also earned a share of the KoM point fund.

Hartford Speedway owner/promoter Tim Dibble’s monumental decision last winter to reconfigure the track to a 3/8 mile oval proved to be an overwhelming success and a big hit with fan-pleasing racing.

King Engine Bearings was founded in 1960 with one simple objective: to supply the highest quality bearings available in the marketplace. By specializing in engine bearings, the King Engine Bearings team of bearing specialists has built an extensive product offering that includes a wide range of engine bearings for automobiles, light duty and heavy duty trucks, marine, aviation, standby power and many other types of internal combustion engines. Every King bearing utilizes the highest quality materials and the most advanced designs to ensure complete customer satisfaction.

For more information about SOD’s King of Michigan sponsor partner, go to www.kingbearings.com. Check out Hartford Speedway at www.hartfordspeedway.net for more information. Meet Engine Pro at www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.comand on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

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). 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.

 

 

Starks Races on East Coast and West Coast During Busy Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 6, 2017) - Trey Starks earned a fifth-place result during his 360ci winged sprint car debut at Williams Grove Speedway last Friday to kick off a busy weekend.

Starks and the Gobrecht Motorsports team won a Patriot Sprint Tour and URC Series heat race to lock into the feature redraw at the half-mile oval in Mechanicsburg, Pa. The team drew the No. 2 during the random redraw to start the A Main on the outside of the front row.

"We ran good in the heat and led a couple of laps in the main," he said. "I lost the lead running the wrong spot on the track. I watched the 410 race and they ran the bottom. I committed to the bottom and a couple of guys got around me on the top. Then we got shuffled back on double-file restarts. We'll take a top five though."

Starks returned to the track on Sunday for a 410ci winged sprint car show. He finished where he started - third - in a heat race and lined up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event, which was handicapped.

"The track was pretty heavy and tough to pass on," he said. "We worked around a little bit, but when the dust settled we ended up 11th.

"I had to jump on a flight and get home Monday in time to get to Elma. We were scrambling pretty good so we weren't as prepared as we should have been."

Starks headed west to drive his family owned No. 55 sprint car during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event on Monday at Grays Harbor Raceway. He qualified 20th quickest, placed eighth in a heat race and ended fifth in the Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the back of the main event.

"I just tried to take what I could get in the A Main," he said. "We were able to make some decent progress."

Starks rallied from 23rd to a 17th-place result.

He will pilot his family car on Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., with the World of Outlaws before venturing east to drive for Gobrecht Motorsports on Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Tuscarora 50 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 5 (2).

Sept. 3 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 11 (12).

Sept. 4 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 5 (3); Feature: 17 (23).

SEASON STATS -

49 races, 2 wins, 13 top fives, 19 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Tuscarora 50 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 - ServiceMaster Clean

ServiceMaster Clean provides specialty cleaning services to residential homeowners and commercial businesses through franchises worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ServiceMasterClean.com .

"I want to thank ServiceMaster Clean for supporting our race team," Starks said. "Their service is top notch and I'd recommend looking into it whether you want some housework done or a commercial business cleaned."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Champion Brands, Starks Timber Processing, Golf Cart Services, J&J Auto Racing, Textron Off Road, Fibreworks Composites, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, 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.

 

 

Wheatley Captures Summer Thunder Sprint Series Victory at Grays Harbor

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 6, 2017) - Austen Wheatley returned to Victory Lane on Sunday at Grays Harbor Raceway to highlight a busy four-race weekend.

It marked the third win of the season for Wheatley and car owner Doug Rutz.

"It was pretty cool," Wheatley said. "I feel like we've been good in Elma. We won that race earlier this year, but it was only against 11 cars. When you have a full field it's a lot cooler. I don't feel like I made a lot of mistakes and the car was really good so it was an efficient night."

Wheatley opened the event by qualifying seventh quickest before he finished where he started - second - in a 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.

"I hung out in fourth for the first couple of laps before Roger Crockett, who started on the inside of me, had his nose wing come off," he said. "I slid Tayler Malsam a couple of laps later for second and then I followed Chase Goetz for a couple of laps before I slid him for the lead. I passed them both in turns three and four."

Wheatley led the remainder of the race as he survived a slew of cautions.

"We'd go a few laps and have a caution," he said. "I felt comfortable and we were really good on restarts so it wasn't a big deal."

Wheatley piloted his family owned No. 44w during a trio of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events last weekend as well.

He qualified 18th quickest, placed seventh in a heat race and ended fourth in the Last Chance Showdown on Friday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. Wheatley then advanced three positions to finish 19 th in the main event.

He returned to the high-banked oval on Saturday and his results improved. Wheatley timed in 16th quickest during qualifying, maneuvered from sixth to fifth place in a heat race and capped the night with a 17 th-place result in the A Main.

Following Sunday's Summer Thunder Sprint Series triumph, Wheatley tackled the World of Outlaws race at Grays Harbor Raceway on Monday. He qualified 13th quickest, ended sixth in a heat race and finished 21 st in the main event.

"The balance felt off," he said. "The first couple at Skagit were me getting acclimated to 410 racing, but it didn't feel any better at Grays Harbor on Monday. Hopefully we can get this figured out soon."

Wheatley will return to World of Outlaws action this Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., before racing on Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 4 (1); Feature: 19 (22).

Sept. 2 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 17 (13).

Sept. 3 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 1 (4).

Sept. 4 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 21 (16).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 3 wins, 4 top fives, 11 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., and Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Gold Cup Race of Champions with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Redlined Welding & Construction

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

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

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

 

 

Walker, Parvin, O'Brien, Gallagher, Vetter and Mallett Win With DHR Suspension

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Sept. 6, 2017) - A half dozen DHR Suspension drivers reached Victory Lane during the last two weekends of competition.

Mickey Walker was triumphant on Aug. 26 when he scored an Oil Capital Racing Series victory at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., which was his first of the season with the series.

A trio of DHR Suspension clients won that night at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. Darl Parvin picked up a mini sprints triumph, Lance O'Brien claimed the stock car main event and Eddie Gallagher recorded a 305ci winged sprint car victory.

The winning continued last weekend when Robert Vetter powered to a preliminary night win on Saturday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., during the 5th annual RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Nationals.

Jordon Mallett swept the USCS Series event at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Ga., on Sunday as he claimed the dash, heat race and main event.

Gallagher returned to the Winner's Circle on Sunday at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss.

To learn more about the company, message DHR Suspension at 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.

 

 

Brian Brown – Return to Lake Ozark a Success!

(Bill W) September 6, 2017 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team has spent many Labor Day weekends at the Lake Ozark Speedway near Eldon, Missouri. That was interrupted when the track closed for almost a decade. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver made his return last weekend with a runner-up finish in Sunday’s finale there with the ASCS Warrior region. This weekend, Brian will tackle the $50,000 to win Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania.

What did you think of the work done to reopen Lake Ozark Speedway this year?

What a phenomenal job Tim Trimble and all of his family and supporters have done. It’s like Lake Ozark never shut down, and it’s back better than ever. I felt it was important for us to go support that event with us being a local team here. We’re looking forward to racing there again.

In Saturday’s prelim, you had a good draw for the heat.

We started on the front there. You know you have to win it at that point with the passing points. The track was pretty narrow at that point, and Dusty Morgan (who started on the pole) is a good racecar driver. He did what he had to do. We showed him the nose a couple of times and he shut the door. We just didn’t get him passed. That was a big spot. It took us from the redraw to where we started back in 11th.

What did you think of your chances back in row six?

We knew it was going to be tough to win it with the field there. We were hoping to scratch and claw our way up to at least fourth and get ourselves locked into Saturday. We were able to ride around the first quarter of the race, and once the track widened out, we went to the cushion and made some time up. We were able to get to fourth and lock ourselves into Saturday.

How did you feel going into Sunday’s finale?

We were feeling good, and we felt we had a good opportunity to win. On Saturday, our times were as good as anyone who was on the track. We had confidence going into Sunday.

You started second for the finale Sunday. What were your thought heading in?

We were able to start on the front row, and we knew we had our work cut out for us. We had to be good for forty laps, we had to be good in traffic, and have the ability to move around.

How did things go early on in the feature?

We were able to get out to the lead, and we were able to move around early. As the race wore on, I felt like maybe I wasn’t the best, and Jonathan (Cornell) was a little better. We had a red there, and we had already exchanged the lead a couple of times.

What were you thinking at that point?

I gathered my thoughts and came up with a game plan for the last 22 laps. We took back off and got going. I just couldn’t shake him. Everything I tried, running my line, running his line, trying to run a faster line…I just didn’t feel the best with any of it. With six or seven to go, I knew he was running the bottom to the middle. I felt if I could clear a lapped car or two, I could maybe win it. I drove it in a little bit too hard and gave him the opportunity to drive by me.

You ended up second.

Sometimes it works that way. I remember a race in 2006 at the same event between Jesse Hockett and me. I was able to pass him late in the race. Sometimes you win them and sometimes you lose them. Jonathan did a great job. He moved around when he needed to, and maybe I didn’t run the right part of the track at the right time. I’m proud of my team…Chad, Michael, Jordan and Dad. They deserved a win there.

I know you’re excited to get back to Port Royal.

We’re looking forward to Port Royal. I really enjoyed racing there last year. I think we ran fourth or fifth with the Outlaws there last year, and when we saw it on the schedule, we were looking forward to going back.

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Brian won at Valley Speedway with the Winged Outlaw Warriors on September 8, 2007. He moved by Jay Russell on lap two, and went on to win over Josh Fisher, Russell, Jesse Hockett and Larry Pinegar II.

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,900 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 4th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

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Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution.

Marketing Partner of the Week – Smiley’s Race Products

Smileys Racing Products and Hoosier Tire Southwest have been in the racing business for 30 years in the Dallas, Fort Worth area. Visit Smiley’s the next couple of weeks, either in Kennedale, at the showroom store in Mesquite, or at the racetracks. All employees at Smiley's Racing Products and Hoosier Tire Southwest are directly involved with race teams either as owners, drivers, pit crew members etc. What this means to you our customers is racing advice that has been tested on the track first, and then we pass our findings on to you our customers. From parts and tires to complete race cars, Smiley’s Racing Products and Hoosier Tire Southwest is ready to help you get to the checkered flag first. All aspects of our business can be seen at www.SmileysRacing.com. Click on catalog and put your information in and we will send you a catalog free of charge.

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – XYZ Machining

Brian says – “Tim Norman and his wife do a great job there. We use their mounts and posts. They make a great product.”

XYZ manufactures aluminum and titanium racing components as well as custom products for other industries. Their company pays close attention to the three things important to customers: on-time delivery, quality work, and excellent customer service. Visit them on the web at www.XYZMachining.com!

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Wormall Civil, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps/ impact4800.com, Champion Brands, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, MSD ignition, MC Power, Housby, Searsboro Telephone Company, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines, and Fortress Wealth Management for all their support!

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Double Duty Goes Well in Jackson!

(Bill W) September 6, 2017 – Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing #2c team racked up a second-place finish in 410 competition and a fourth with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series last Saturday night at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota. The two-night show was reduced to a one-night stand when rain canceled things after the heats Friday. This weekend, the team will hit a pair of ASCS Red River region events, Friday at Flint Creek Speedway in Colcord, Oklahoma and Saturday at I-30 Speedway near Little Rock, Arkansas.

Before the rains came Friday, Wayne felt good about the car. “We were able to win the heat on Friday in the 360,” he says. “That put us in the redraw, and even though it rained out, we still drew a seven. So things were par for the course as far as the draw went!”

He drove from fourth to second in Saturday’s ASCS heat race. “The car was good in the heat,” says Wayne. “We drew a seven again. The track was laying rubber. Everyone was running the top early, and I was running more in the middle of the track. We were able to get by some guys in three and four. Late in the race, it started laying rubber, so seventh to fourth wasn’t bad, I guess.”

Wayne timed in ninth quick with the 410 after coming out 21st in the order. He then ran from fourth to third in the heat. After the ASCS feature, there was track prep for the 410 finale. “They did a really good job reworking the track for the 410 feature,” he says. “It was a pretty good racetrack. It had a couple lanes early, and then the bottom kind of went away and you had to go to the top. I’m sure it was tough for the fans to wait forty-five minutes to have it reworked, but I think the racing was worth it.”

Wayne drove a solid race. After starting third, he finished in the runner-up position. “It was probably the best we’ve felt all year in the 410,” he says. “We’re finally figuring out what we have to do to those things to get me comfortable. That was only our ninth 410 race of the year, and everything went well.”

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Wayne won the Bud Shootout at US36 Raceway near Cameron, Missouri on June 6, 2003. He registered second quick behind Terry McCarl, who turned the first sub-ten second lap in the history of the high-banked 3/8 mile (9.99). Wayne held off the rest of the field in the feature, driving the Vielhauer #12x. Jesse Hockett was second, followed by Colin Northway, Jesse Giannetto, Skip Jackson and Brian Brown.

Partner of the Week – Rod End Supply

Whether you are running a go-cart, micro, mini-sprint, midget, modified, late model, sprint or a tractor, Rod End Supply has the assortment of rod ends, radius rods, and specialty products that will help you lead the field in performing at your maximum potential. At Rod End Supply, “They don’t just sell ‘em, they race ‘em! Visit them on the web at www.RodEndSupply.com or call 1-800-284-2902 today!

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Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Outlaw Wings, City Vending and product sponsors The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Slade Shocks, Kustom Sprint Car Supplies, Fisher Racing Engines, Speedway Graphics and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Jackson Champ!

(Bill W) September 6, 2017 – Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Racing/Polaris #13 team wrapped up another track championship, but this one came at a different track. The Grand Forks, North Dakota team picked up the title at the Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota. The track concluded its 410 season last Saturday night, and Mark finished fourth in the main event. This weekend, the team plans on the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Back Row Challenge at River Cities Speedway.

A two-day event at Jackson was turned into one by Mother Nature on Friday. “It rained after hot laps,” says Mark. “They kept trying to get it in. We qualified fourth or fifth quick. We made it out of the heat, and after that, it started raining again and they called it.”

Coming out nineteenth in the order, Mark timed in fifth quick Saturday. “We turned a decent lap there,” he says. “It was a solid qualifying effort. We started fifth in the heat and needed to make the top four. On the first start, I nailed it. We came out of turn two in second place. The second start, a couple cars got tangled up in front of me and got crossed up. I checked up, and they got going again. I was stuck in fifth and couldn’t advance.”

That meant starting inside row six in the feature. “The track was really dry,” says Mark. “It had rubbered up in the 360 feature. It was already late, but they got the tiller out and scratched both corners. It took awhile, but it created a decent track for the feature.”

Mark bided his time in the finale. “There was a lot more traction at the beginning and we were tight,” he says. “About halfway through, our car really came into play and we got lightning fast. We were able to drive up to fourth. With a yellow three-quarters of the way through, it would have been interesting. That didn’t happen, and we had to settle for a fourth-place finish.”

It was good enough to earn the team the track title. “We were really proud of that,” says Mark. “Our team has been working hard all year, and our big track program is where it needs to be. We did it without winning a race there, but if you look at our results at Jackson, we’ve qualified well, started back in the pack most nights, and finished in the top three or five.”

The Blazin’ Back Row Challenge has become a tradition in Grand Forks, and Mark is looking forward to it. Staring at the tail and winning the finale nets a driver $8,200. “I’ve always enjoyed the back row challenge at River Cities Speedway,” he says. “They used to offer a little more for finishing in the top five, but after I pulled it off a few times, they haven’t been paying quite as much there! But $8,200 to win isn’t bad at all to go for!”

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Montpelier Motor Speedway

The 2016 Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series event at the Montpelier Motor Speedway fell victim to race day rain; however, the 2015 and 2014 races brought another standing room only crowds and an outstanding field of 40+ 410 Non-Wing Sprint Cars to the Montpelier Motor Speedway. The 2017 rendition being contested on Saturday, September 9th, should prove to be just as exciting with the Montpelier Motor Speedway, located in East Central Indiana, serving as one of the few select tour stops to an Indiana track for the Ohio based series. The series has brought 40+ cars to the Indiana/Ohio clash on each of their stops.
Kokomo, Indiana driver, Shane Cottle, picked up the feature victory for car owner Paul Hazen sweeping the non wing sprint competition at MMS. However, Cottle from the 6th starting spot had his work cut out from him. Indiana driver, JT Stapp, led the first 7 laps with Cottle briefly grabbing the lead from Stapp. Cottle was able to lead 5 laps before eventual 2015 BOSS Series Champion, Shawn Westerfield flexed his muscle overhauling Cottle on the top side in Turn 4. Westerfield maintained the lead before Cottle was able to repass Westerfield in the later stages for the top spot. 2015 USAC Silver Crown Champion Kody Swanson (Kingsburg, California) finished 2nd, while Ione, California’s Justin Grant finished 3rd (from 9th), Jon Stanbrough (from 7th), and Westerfield rounded out the top 5. Dallas Hewitt was the hard charger for the race.
The BOSS series is a non-wing 410 Sprint Car series that competes in true “Outlaw” style with the absence of tire rules allowing any brand or compound of tire to compete along with a no entry fee policy for competitors. The BOSS series, through sponsorship, pays “heat race money” to the top finishers in each heat race and also provides a number of contingency and cash awards to competitors at the conclusion of each event. The Montpelier Motor Speedway event will pay a healthy $1500 to Win and $250 to Start along with tow money and the aforementioned contingency awards.
The Montpelier Motor Speedway, which began racing in 1903 and hosted its first automobile race in 1915, is one of America’s oldest remaining racing facilities. While the east central Indiana ¼ mile clay oval has a historic past, the facility has seen many major modern upgrades the past four seasons including new restrooms and bleachers along with the addition of many safety features including a new catch fence and front stretch wall. The Montpelier Motor Speedway commonly competes weekly on Saturday Nights with its popular Modified and Stock Car divisions and is also the host to the popular Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget series.
Date
Saturday, September 9th
Classes
BOSS 410 Non-Wing Sprint Cars
UMP Modifieds
Super Streets
Thunder Cars
Times
Gates Open – 3:00PM
Hot Laps – 5:00PM
Racing – 6:30PM
Racing Curfew – 11:ooPM
Tickets
General Admission – $15
Kids (12 and Under) – Free (with paid adult)
Pit Pass – $30 (includes Transponder rental)
Entry Fee – None
Competitor’s License – $20
A Montpelier Motor Speedway Competitors License is required to race at the Montpelier Motor Speedway in a MMS Track Championship points paying division (excludes all sprints and TQ series). This is a one-time license that must be completed upon your first race at the Speedway each season. Once this license is purchased, it is good for all remaining racing events at the Montpelier Motor Speedway. The fee for the license is $20.00 per season and is required for payout following the event. A link to the form is available on our website (www.montpeliermotorspeedway.com/driver-forms) for your convenience
Location
Montpelier Motor Speedway
East Central Indiana
700 South Jefferson
Montpelier, Indiana 47359
Conveniently located 15 miles from Interstate 69 Exit 264 (Indiana Highway 18)
Web and Media
Official Website – www.MontpelierMotorSpeedway.com
Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/MontpelierMotorSpeedway
Twitter (@MontpelierTrack) – https://twitter.com/MontpelierTrack
Track Information
Size and Configuration – 1/4 Mile Clay Oval With Sweeping Corners; 10+ degrees of banking in corners and backstretch.
Year Built – 1903 as 1/2 Mile Horse Track

First Automobile Race – May 5, 1915

Seating Capacity – 3,200
Parking – Free parking located near main grandstand entrance
Family Section Seating – A designated area for family seating is located in the grandstands directly behind the flag stand. The consumption of alcoholic beverage in the family section is prohibited.
Coolers – Insurance regulations prohibit the carry in of any cooler
Camping – Free overnight primitive camping is allowed. Self Contained Campfires Permitted. Please no wood with nails. Self Clean-Up Required
Alcohol – The Alcohol and Beverage Commission prohibits the carry in of any alcohol. Beer is sold at the track. ID is required.
Souvenir Stand – Fully stocked souvenir stand (includes MMS T-Shirts, Hoodies, Pictures, and MMS Programs)
Kids Stand – Fully stocked family/kid souvenir stand (includes kid’s toys and novelties, racing flags, safety glasses, hearing protection, etc… Items starting at .50/$1.00)
Restrooms – New clean Men and Women’s restroom located behind the main grandstands. Pit side restroom is men only.
Concession Stand – Wide range of food and sides and cold/hot drinks located behind the main grandstands. Dual lines to purchase food available from spectator area. Picnic tables spread throughout the facility.
Pets – Pets are not allowed in the grandstand area.

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour American Series Championship Decided This Friday at Freedom Motorsports Park

Paul Harkenrider

(Delevan, NY) After 17 A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour American Series events, it all comes down to Friday’s show at Freedom Motorsports Park in Delevan, NY.

Bradford, PA pilot Jared Zimbardi currently holds a 25 point lead over Steve Collins, and a 69 point advantage over third place driver, Kyle Drum.

All three drivers have had outstanding seasons on the tour with Zimbardi notching four American tour wins (Outlaw, Raceway 7, Fonda, Stateline) along with five podium finishes. Collins picked up wins at Ransomville and Stateline with seven podium finishes. Kyle Drum is still searching for his first series win of the year, but consistency has been the story for the Wayland veteran finishing on the podium three times, along with a number top fives.

It has been storied year as well for teenage driver, Jordan Thomas who recently picked up his first career win at the Orange County Fair Speedway back on August 19. He also has three podium finishes that puts him fourth in the 2017 American tour standings.

Derek Jonathan and Josh Azzi have been true Patriots all season attending all American tour races traveling hundreds of miles all over New York State and Pennsylvania, plus Ohio. They sit 5th and 6th in points, respectively.

Freedom Motorsports Park returns to the PST schedule for the first time since 2015 when ironically Steve Collins scored his first career Patriot Sprint Tour win over Jared Zimbardi and Justin Barger. Kyle Drum finished fourth in that event two seasons ago.

Fans as always are encouraged to visit patriotsprinttour.com for view the entire PST American Point Standings, schedule info, and other relevant news. You can also like ‘Patriot Sprint Tour’ on facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2017 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Evingham Site Excavation, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography.

2017 PST American Point Standings: 1) 35-Jared Zimbardi (2291) 2) 67-Steve Collins (2266) 3) 47-Kyle Drum (2222) 4) 79-Jordan Thomas (2071) 5) 81-Derek Jonathan (1880) 6) 17z-Josh Azzi (1865) 7) 98-Joe Trenca (1376) 8) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles (1337) 9) X-Dan Bennett (1216) 10) 54j-David Just (1102)

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING GRABS TWO WINS IN WASHINGTON

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Tuesday, September 5, 2017) - The World of Outlaws headed west for the second time this season starting this past weekend. Larson Marks Racing and Shane Stewart completed two nights at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., before traveling to Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., for last night's show.

Friday night at Skagit Speedway, Stewart earned the quickest lap time in qualifying and finished second in his heat race. With the six-pill drawn for the Craftsman Club Dash inversion, Stewart lined up to start third and earned the fourth starting position for the 30-lap main event.

Stewart settled into third once the green flag dropped. On lap 8, leader Brad Sweet was getting into lapped traffic. Sweet then made contact with a lapped car, sending him spinning and collecting his teammate, Daryn Pittman, who was running second. Luckily, Stewart was able to narrowly miss both cars and assumed the lead. The pilot of the LMR No. 2 survived a few more restarts and lapped traffic to earn his sixth World of Outlaws win of the season.

"I don't know how the heck I made it through there," Stewart said in victory lane about the first caution. "That was really, really close and we were able to capitalize on it. My car was pretty good, but once you get into lapped traffic you never really know. The cautions fell our way and it really helped us out, clean air is so important these days. I've got to thank my guys, they continue to work very hard for me and my car has been so good lately - I'm just the lucky guy that gets to drive it."

The following night, Stewart qualified third and won his heat race. He then earned the fourth starting spot for the main event in the Craftsman Club Dash, for the second night in a row. Once the green flag dropped for the 40-lap feature, Stewart settled into the top five. Unfortunately, the Bixby, Okla., native struggled on the restarts and dropped back as far as seventh, but was able to gain a position in the closing laps to earn a sixth-place finish.

Last night at Grays Harbor Raceway, Stewart qualified fourth and finished second in his heat race. He started third in the Craftsman Club Dash and made a beautiful move to the early lead, claiming the win to earn the pole-starting position for the 30-lap feature event. Stewart was able to lead all 30 circuits and held off a late-race charge from Sweet to earn his seventh win of the season.

"I'm happy to be standing here talking to you," Stewart said to World of Outlaws announcer, John Gibson, in victory lane. "We're here to compete and win with these guys and it's no easy task. Again, I have to thank my guys - Lee, Heath and Dennis - they continue to give me a fast car each and every night. We all couldn't do this without Justin [Marks] and Kyle [Larson], so I have to thank them and of course ENEOS, ParkerStore, and Rider Engines for all of their support as well."

Stewart will be back in action tonight at Cycleland Speedway in Oroville, Calif., at Kyle Larson's Outlaw Kart Showcase before heading back to Lebanon, Ore., to compete at Williamette Speedway with the World of Outlaws on Wednesday.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Skagit Speedway DATE: September 1, 2017 QUALIFYING: 1st HEAT RACE: 2nd DASH STARTING POSITION: 3rd DASH FINISH: 4th FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 4th FEATURE FINISH: 1st

TRACK: Skagit Speedway DATE: September 2, 2017 QUALIFYING: 3rd HEAT RACE: 1st DASH STARTING POSITION: 3rd DASH FINISH: 4th FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 4th FEATURE FINISH: 6th

TRACK: Grays Harbor Raceway DATE: September 4, 2017 QUALIFYING: 4th HEAT RACE: 2nd DASH STARTING POSITION: 3rd DASH FINISH: 1st FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 1st FEATURE FINISH: 1st

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 68 WINS: 8 TOP-FIVES: 25 TOP-10s: 48 SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing Twitter: @LarsonMarks Instagram: @LarsonMarks

 

 

Paul McMahan and Destiny Motorsports Take Two Top-10’s Out of Washington

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making it to the West Coast, Paul McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team opened a three-week stay up by scoring two Top-10’s in Washington.

“We were pretty consistent all three nights,” McMahan said. “We went from 17th to 11th on Friday night and then we finished ninth and 10th on Saturday and Monday, so all in all it wasn’t a bad weekend for our team.”

Checking in at Skagit Speedway in Alger, WA on Friday night, McMahan would get off to a bit of a tough start as he timed the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Champion Brand Lubricants machine in 14th quickest in time trials.

Finishing sixth in his heat race, the Elk Grove, CA native turned Nashville, TN resident would move into the 30-lap feature event where he would find himself in the 17th starting position.

On an extremely racy Skagit Speedway, McMahan would do a nice job of working his way forward. Racing his way toward the Top-10, McMahan would take the checkered flag with an 11th place finish.

Returning to the track on Saturday night, McMahan would open the Outlaw Energy Showdown up by timing in 15th quickest in time trials before finishing fourth in his heat race.

Lining up in the sixth row for the 40-lap affair, McMahan was again pretty sporty in the feature event. Cracking the top-10 by the fifth lap, McMahan would work his way up to the seventh spot on the seventh lap.

Continuing to battle, McMahan would find himself running in the eighth position for a majority of the race. Falling back to 10th on the 35th lap, he would get by Logan Schuchart to take over the ninth position where he went on to finish.

Traveling to Elma, WA on Monday night for the final race of the Labor Day weekend, McMahan would time in 11th quickest in time trails and Gray’s Harbor Raceway.

Finishing fourth in the heat, McMahan would take the green flag from the 11th starting position as he looked to again race his way to another Top-10 finish.

Working into the 10th spot on the seventh lap McMahan would get as high as ninth on the 15th lap. A midrace restart would see McMahan get tight and lose several spots as he fell back as far as 13th.

With a good car under him, he would work back forward and get back into the top-10 on the 24th lap as he went on to finish 10th.

“I thought we raced really well, but time trials really set us back in heat races,” McMahan added. “I think if we can get timed in well, we can get into these dashes and put ourselves in position for even better finishes.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, FK Indy, HRP, KPC, 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, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-75, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-23.

ON TAP: McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team will check into Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, OR tomorrow night before returning to California on Friday and Saturday night for the 64th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway.

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 Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

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Tanner Carrick Scores Pair of Seventh Place Finishes at Louie Vermeil Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Racing in front of friends and family in Calistoga, CA on Saturday and Sunday night, Tanner Carrick would leave town with a pair of Top-10 finishes as he finished seventh during both nights at the Louie Vermeil Classic.

“It was a good weekend for the Keith Kunz Motorsports team,” Tanner Carrick said. “We ran really well, and it was cool to race this car in my home state.”

The two-night extravaganza kicked off on Saturday night with Carrick timing the TRD/Curb Records/Spike Chassis backed No. 71K machine in 14th quickest in time trials.

Finishing fifth in his heat race, the Lincoln, CA native would line up 13th in the 30-lap feature event that was set to take to the legendary ½ mile speedway located in the heart of the Napa Valley.

As the race came to life, Carrick was able to work his way forward on a track that had slicked off and taken a beating in what was an unseasonably hot weekend. Working around the bottom groove, Carrick was able to pick up spots as he was soon inside the Top-10.

Continuing to fight for more positions, Carrick would race his way to a seventh place finish to close out the Vermeil opener.

Back in action on Sunday night to close out the weekend, Carrick would get off to a very nice start as he timed the IPC/Walker Performance Filtration entry in fifth quickest in time trials.

Finishing second in his heat race, Carrick would find himself in the third row for the 30-lap Louie Vermeil Classic finale.

Mixing it up with some of the USAC Western States Midget drivers, Carrick would again run well on the ½ mile speedway. Keeping his machine well inside the Top-10 all night, Carrick would close out his weekend with a second consecutive seventh place finish.

“It was a fun two nights of racing,” Carrick said. “We have some Go Kart racing to do this week, and then we will be back in the sprint car on Wednesday night.”

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 take part on the Outlaw Kart Showcase in Chico, CA tonight, and will be back in the family sprint car on Wednesday night at Silver Dollar Speedway as part of the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

Steven Tiner Third at Keller Auto Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Running close to his home in Visalia, CA on Saturday night, Steven Tiner would charge forward in the feature event and finish third at Keller Auto Speedway.

“I messed up in time trials and that put us back a little bit in the feature since we didn’t get into the Dash,” Tiner said. “I have to take Cody and Mandi of C&M Motorsports for letting us rent an engine to run the race, it was a good run to end up third.”

Timing the Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Deli Delicious No. 94 machine in 11th fastest in time trials, Tiner would find himself on the front row of his heat race. Needing to grab the win to move into the Dash, Tiner would admittedly get a bad start and ended up finishing second.

Lining up 10th in the feature, Tiner would do a great job working around the immaculately prepared Keller Auto Speedway. Working his way into the top-five, Tiner would soon find himself in the fourth spot as he chased after Mitchell Faccinto and Cory Eliason.

Getting close to the lead duo in the closing laps, Tiner would try to make a run at them but on this night he would settle for a podium finish.

“The engine got a little hot at the end of the race, and since it was a borrowed piece I focused on that a little bit at the end and it messed me up a little,” Tiner added. “All in all, I was just happy to get the chance to race, and even more happy everything went okay and we ran well.”

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-33, Wins-3, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-22

ON TAP: Tiner will be back at it on Saturday September 16th in Placerville, CA for the tracks regular season finale.

 

 

Brake Issue Sidelines DJ Netto at Keller Auto Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Racing at his home track on Saturday night in Hanford, CA, DJ Netto would see a good run come to an early end as a brake issue was cited as the culprit.

“We had a really good car and were battling inside the Top-Five, but a brake issue forced me back to the trailer halfway through the feature event,” DJ Netto said.

Racing at Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday night, Netto would get the night started with the third fastest lap of the night in time trials with 23 cars checked into the pit area.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the local Hanford, CA product would turn in some strong laps as he was able to work his way to the front and pick up the heat race win and move into the Dash.

Finishing sixth in the Dash, Netto would take the green flag from the third row for the 30-lap feature event with big money on the line. On the slick Keller Auto Speedway surface, Netto would get off to a nice start as he ran in the Top-Five.

Moving into the fourth spot, Netto would hook up into some good battles with Cory Eliason and Gio Scelzi as the worked around the tricky track that held moisture well and built a nice cushion.

Continuing to click off laps, Netto would run into issues on the 15th lap as an issue with his brakes force him back to the trailer after a near wreck getting into turns one and two.

“Something failed in the left front, and it almost caused us to get upside down in turns one and two,” Netto said. “I ended up taking it back to the trailer and calling it a night which was kind of disappointing with how good I felt we were.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-49, Wins-3, Top 5’s-20, Top 10’s-30

ON TAP: DJ Netto and the Tri-C Motorsports team will be in action Wednesday, Friday, and, Saturday in Chico, CA for the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

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

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Ian Madsen 10th at Jackson Motorplex

PETERSEN MEDIA- Despite being under the weather on Saturday night, Ian Madsen put up a strong fight at Jackson Motorplex that resulted in the KCP Racing No. 18 machine finishing in the 10th spot.

“Saturday night was tough on me,” Madsen said. “I was pretty sick and felt pretty bad all day, but my guys were working hard so I gave them everything I had. We were good all night, but I just made a mistake on the white flag lap and lost a couple spots.”

Timing the Logan Contractors Supply, Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring No. 18 entry in second quickest in qualifying time trials, Madsen would find himself in the third row of his heat race.

From the sixth starting position, the 2017 Knoxville Raceway Track Champion worked his way forward and tallied a third place finish and found him self seventh on the grid for the feature event.

Taking the green flag from the fourth row, Madsen would hold his own on the extremely slick and abrasive speedway. Settling into the sixth position, Madsen held strong inside the Top-10 for the duration of the race.

Racing with the likes of Tim Kaeding, Austin McCarl, and Matt Juhl, Madsen appeared to be destined to finish in sixth as he took the white flag. Getting out of sorts on the race’s final lap, Madsen would let a few cars by as he gathered the Bobcat/Kline Electic/Greenland Homes machine back up and took the checkered with a 10th place finish.

“We would have liked to have been a little better in the feature, but we will take the Top-10 considering everything else that was going on,” Madsen added. “I have to thank my guys for giving me another good car and working so hard again for us.”

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-74, Wins-10, Top-5’s- 30, Top 10’s-49

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will battle with the IRA in Wisconsin this Friday and Saturday. Friday night they will be in Superior, WI, and Saturday night they will be in Cedar Lake, WI for the Jerry Reichert Memorial.

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.

 

 

Tim Kaeding Runs Well at Jackson Motorplex

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking to the Jackson Motorplex on Saturday night in both the 360 and 410 car, Tim Kaeding would run second in 360 competition before a hard charge in the 410 race saw him finish sixth.

“We had two really fast cars,” Tim Kaeding said. “The 360 race, we were really good from the front row, but a power steering line blew pretty early and we ended up falling back to second.”

Picking up the heat race win aboard the Folkens Bros. Trucking/Dammer Trucking/East River Homes machine, the San Jose, CA native would pull the one pill in the redraw and take the green flag from the pole for the 25-lap affair.

On the slick ½ mile speedway, Kaeding was really strong early in the nice as he left the filed in his wake as the race came to life. Admittedly having a power steering line blow out on the 10th lap, Kaeding would have to muscle his machine around the speedway for much of the race.

Leading the first 15 laps of the race, Kaeding would see Sam Hafertepe overtake him for the top spot. Doing all he could to hang on, TK would take the checkered flag in the second position.

Getting behind the eight ball early in time trials in the 410 program, Kaeding would do as he did in the 360ci car, and win the heat race. Not having quite as good of a starting position in this feature, Kaeding would take the green flag from the 18th starting position.

From the back of the pack, TK thrilled the crowd as put his machine wherever there was open space as he raced his way forward. Making some swift moves, TK would roll on to finish in the sixth position.

“We got behind in time trials in the 410, and that really set us back in the feature,” TK added. “From 18th I did everything I could to work forward, and we came away with a sixth place finish.”

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 and Lunstra Motorsports will meet up with the All Star Circuit of Champions this Friday and Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway for the Tuscarora 50.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-45, Wins-4, Top-5’s-12, Top-10’s-24

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.

 

 

Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header features IRA, UMSS Winged & UMSS Traditional Sprint Cars

SPENCER, Iowa — September 5, 2017 — The long-standing tradition of dirt track racing during the Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa will continue this year as the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) and both divisions of the Upper Midwest Sprint Series (UMSS) take to the track at Clay County Fair Speedway on Friday, September 15. Billed as “The World’s Greatest County Fair,” the Clay County Fair is celebrating its Centennial this year.

For the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Series, the event will mark their first visit to the three-eights-mile Clay County Fair Speedway. The series was scheduled to race at the track in 2010, but that event fell to rain. The IRA has raced in the state of Iowa in the past at a number of tracks, including earlier this season at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, where Paul Nienhiser was victorious.

Leading the way for the IRA this season is Bill Balog, the multi-time series champion. Balog, who hails from North Pole, Alaska, but now calls Wisconsin home, has racked up 10 victories thus far in 2017 and also leads the series in top-five and top-10 finishes.

Scotty Thiel is currently second in the standings, on the strength of four wins. Scotty Neitzel, who is still chasing his first win of the season, is currently third in points. Kyle Marten, who picked up his first-career series win earlier this season, is fourth in points. Jeremy Schultz, the defending IRA champion, rounds out the current top-five.

Also following the tour this season is Blake Nimee, who is sixth in points, Steve Meyer, who sits seventh in the standings, Russel Borland, who is eighth, Dave Uttech, who holds down the ninth spot in points and Wayne Modjeski, who rounds out the top-10.

A strong contingent of drivers from the state of Iowa are also expected to take on the IRA competitors, including Terry McCarl, who won with the IRA at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Wisconsin back in July. A number of drivers who compete weekly at the famed Knoxville Raceway and Jackson Motorplex are also expected to be in attendance.

Leading the way for the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) will be Chris Graf, from Glencoe, Wisconsin, who has a pair of wins this season. Kevin Bradwell is currently second in the UMSS standings, followed by Reed Allex, Chase Viebrock and Jared Goerges.

On the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series side, Mike Mueller is the point leader on the strength of three victories. Bryan Roach is currently second in the standings, with Jimmy Kouba, who also has three wins, in third. Scott Brandt, who has one win sits fourth in points, with Jake Kouba, who has two victories, rounding out the current top-five. A total of nine different drivers have won with the series this year.

A full race program awaits the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints, beginning with hot laps, followed by time trials, heat races, a B-main and an A-Feature event. For both divisions of the UMSS, hot laps will open their night, followed by heat races, a B-main (if needed) and an A-Feature event.

Tickets for the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple-Header on Friday, September 15 at Clay County Fair Speedway can purchased online at http://www.midwestix.com/organizations/clay-county-fair and at the track on race day. For ticket information, visit www.ClayCountyFair.com.

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Scotty Thiel – Unfortunate Mishap ends a strong performance

9/5/2017

Mother Nature won the first night of IRA racing action this past Labor Day Weekend. The rain came through on Saturday forcing the cancellation of the Plymouth Dirt Track event. However, Sunday brought great weather and it was time for racing at the 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, WI. Scotty drew a late spot for qualifying but would make it up by winning the heat race and obtaining a great starting spot for the A-main event. A strong performance was ended in a mid-race crash as Thiel was collected in the mishap.

32 cars were signed into 141 Speedway on Sunday night. Scotty was the 30th car out to qualify and as the track dried out it made it tougher to obtain a quick time around the 1/3 mile track. Thiel put down an 11.890 lap time that was 10th quick on the night. That would place Thiel to start on the outside front row of the 10 lap heat race event. He took advantage of the great starting spot and would take the early lead. Never looking back, Thiel would go on to capture the heat race win and lock himself into the redraw for the A-main event. Scotty drew the 4 pill which would place him to start in the 4th position. The field took the green for the 30 lap main event and Thiel quickly jumped into the second position after the first lap was completed. Keeping a close distance on the leader, Thiel was abiding his time as they quickly approached lap traffic. Several cautions occurred in the first half of the race and as the leaders crossed the line with the official half way marker, that’s when the strong run would come to an end for Thiel. A car spun in turn three and Thiel hit the wall trying to avoid the wreck and got collected with several cars. The crew went to work in the pits and was able to get Scotty back out on the track in time but with a pretty bent up car he wasn’t able to gain much ground. He would end up finishing in the 16th position. “I’m pretty bummed out after tonight. We had such a good car tonight here. I knew we were going to have a good run and have a solid chance at the win. Traffic was tough but I kept the leader close during the first part of the race. Track was basically all around the top and when that car spun there was no way of avoiding it with the speed I had entering the corner. Disappointed that we couldn’t finish well for these guys and all of our partners but we will regroup and charge for next weekend.” Stated Scotty after the event.

Next on tap is a double header weekend for the #64 STM team. They will travel north to the Amsoil Speedway in Superior, WI on Friday night and follow that up with the Richert Memorial event at Cedar Lake Speedway 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!

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COASTAL CHASER: CJB Machine Dazzles in Washington over Labor Day
Oregon leads into Big Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway at Chico

CARLISLE, PA. - September 6, 2017 - The month of September began in earnest for David Gravel and the CJB #5 as the team took the banks of Skagit Speedway near Alger, Wash. on Friday, September 1st and Saturday, September 2nd. Gravel and Co were looking for their third and fourth straight wins, respectively, as the 3/10th's of a mile bullring, having swept the events last season.

On Friday night, Gravel timed in 11th, finished third in the heat race and lined up eighth for the feature event.

"Skagit is a good place for us," explained Gravel. "We started right where we finished and that's about it for us that night. It would have been great to go forward but it was a solid night. We wanted the win, though."


Night number two was a tad more favorable to the team that currently sits third in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series points standings. Car #5 timed in 5th quick, finished third in the race and started the feature in eighth for the second consecutive night.

"Another 8th place starting spot," said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We had our work cut out for u, for sure. Barry (Jackson) and the guys continue to give me a great car. We were able to really charge at the end. First through sixth was a hell of a battle and a lot of fun as a race car driver. Just happy to end the race on a good note."

The Labor Day weekend concluded with the Outlaws annual visit to Greys Harbor Raceway in nearby Elma, Wash.

"Another solid finish for our guys," mentioned Gravel. "We'll take it a move onto Chico."

The series drops south into Oregon now for a stop at Williamette Speedway near Lebanon before arriving in Northern California at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico for the annual Gold Cup Race of Champions.

"Williamette is a great track for us," commented Gravel. "I think we ran 30 laps there in about 7 minutes so it's a quick place. We got a top-5, which was nice. Chico is a fun time, always. The Gold Cup is still a bucket list race to win and we'll be trying hard."

BOX SCORE:

Date Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "A" start "A" finish
9/1/2017 Skagit 11 4 3 8 8
9/2/2017 Skagit 5 2 3 8 2
9/4/2017 Greys Harbor 8 3 3 8 3

2017 STATS:

Events: 68

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 15

Top-5's: 38

Top-10's: 58

Heat Race Wins: 18

Dash Wins: 8

Average Time Trial: 6.9

Average A-main finish: 6.0

Total Laps Led: 337

*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.

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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.

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Sides Nets Top 10 at Skagit During World of Outlaws Visit to Washington

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 5, 2017) - Jason Sides highlighted a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tripleheader in Washington last weekend with an eighth-place finish on Saturday at Skagit Speedway.

It was the 23rd top 10 of the season for Sides, who opened the weekend at the high-banked oval in Alger, Wash., on Friday by qualifying ninth quickest. He then finished where he started - third - in a heat race to start the main event on the inside of the fifth row.

"We weren't bad, but we missed it the first night," he said. "It was our fault. Something got changed and we didn't catch it so that was our own doing. We had played around with the shocks a bit and got them discombobulated. We just completely missed the setup and we were too loose."

Sides faded to a 15th-place finish.

He showed improvement on Saturday at Skagit Speedway, where Sides timed in fourth quickest during qualifying before he placed second in a heat race to make the dash. A sixth-place result in the dash lined Sides up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"We had some speed," he said. "We passed Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet and got up to third. We were behind Donny (Schatz) and Jason Johnson and we had a red flag. When we went back green I was on the inside row. Normally that'd be the preferred line for me. Before we got to the flag stand Brad and Daryn got by me. I ran fifth for a long time. I think we wore the tires down trying to catch those guys. Late in the race it cost us. Shane (Stewart) got by then (David) Gravel did a slide job. Late in the race Sheldon (Haudenschild) got by."

Sides held on for an eighth-place result.

The holiday weekend wrapped up on Monday at Grays Harbor Raceway, where Sides qualified fifth quickest. He finished second in a heat race and fifth in the dash to start the main event on the inside of the third row.

"On the start it was pretty good," he said. "Then it felt a little soft like the left rear tire was going. We had a long caution and you could feel it getting down on the rim and the frame rail was dragging. We started slipping back about halfway through. I think that was because the left rear was going down. As we came down the back straightaway into turn three the sidewall blew out on the last lap. I went across the finish line with a flat. That did confirm my suspicion of it being low."

Sides ran the first half of the race in fifth before the tire problem relegated him to a 14th-place finish.

Sides is slated to compete this Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., and Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Gold Cup Race of Champions with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 15 (9).

Sept. 2 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 6 (4); Feature: 8 (6).

Sept. 4 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 5 (2); Feature: 14 (5).

SEASON STATS -

67 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 23 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 54 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., and Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Gold Cup Race of Champions 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

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"King Racing Products has been a big supporter of Sides Motorsports and we wouldn't be able to travel up and down the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series without their partnership," Sides said. "King Racing Products builds a great selection of parts for racers so I would encourage every driver to give them a shot."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, Clean Seal, Inc., VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics, Inc., R.E. Enterprises, BR Motorsports, 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.

 

 

Van Dam Ties Season-Best Result With Podium Finish at Grays Harbor

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 5, 2017) - Henry Van Dam tied his season-best finish last Sunday when he scored a runner-up result at Grays Harbor Raceway to extend his top-five streak to six consecutive races.

Van Dam opened the Summer Thunder Sprint Series event by qualifying eighth quickest overall.

"We got better all night," he said. "We were first out to qualify and that was a little disadvantage, but we still qualified in the top eight. That meant we just had to make it through our heat race to make the feature redraw."

Van Dam did just that as he won his heat. He then pulled the No. 6 during the random redraw to start the main event on the outside of the third row.

"We had a really good car," he said. "We were able to work the top, bottom and middle of the race track to get to second. We