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T-Zone Promotions is proud to announce the opportunity to advertise with us for any of our 10 remaining events of 2017 and into the future.

We are seeking: title and associate sponsors.

​Lemoore Raceway hosts the nation’s fastest micro sprint racers on a weekly basis. Multiple proven national champions of races such as the Tulsa Shootout, and Clay Cup Nationals come to race at Lemoore to race the deepest competition in the country. Our racers range from the age 5 to professional adults. We feature some of the brightest young stars sure to be household names in future as well as some of the best female drivers in racing.

​We are looking for businesses interested in being featured and exposed to the drivers, their families, and the national following that they have.

​We have a range of options from title sponsorship to associate advertisement and honorable mention. Funding can be provided in form of check or product. Your company will be featured on the premisis, on our flyer, on our apparel and announced a minimum of 5 or 10 times. You also have the opportunity to be featured with isolated social media content to over 2000 followers with pictures of your product and featured on the winner trophies.

Since 2016 T-Zone Promotions has managed all events taking place at Lemoore Raceway. Lemoore Raceway is a 1/5 mile clay oval located at 1750 Highway 41, Lemoore, California, on highway 41 just south of highway 198. Lemoore Raceway host 24 events a year including, 14 micro sprint races, 5 sand drag events, and 5 races for the Central Valley Mini Stocks, from March – October.

Email: Jerrycoxmedia@gmail.com for full detail.

 

 

Persistent Storms Force Jackson Motorplex to Cancel Saturday's Event

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Aug. 19, 2017) - Several inches of rain throughout the week and a storm on Friday night has forced Jackson Motorplex officials to cancel CD 107.7 KICD-FM Spencer Night presented by Billion Auto - Buick GMC on Saturday.

The next night of action at the half-mile oval is Holiday Inn and Greenmill of Fairmont Night next Friday when the classes include Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 sprints, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks. It will be the final night for track points in all IMCA classes.

Kaleb Johnson enters with a 28-point lead in the Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 sprints championship standings over Brandon Geldner. Shane Fick is 33 points behind Johnson and one point ahead of Trevor Serbus.

Mat Hollerich has a seven-point edge over Denny Anderson in the Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods standings. Don Gerritsen Jr. is 28 points out of the lead and Kelly Shryock is 29 points behind Hollerich.

Justin Luinenburg leads the Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks standings by a mere three points over D.J. Clinton with Ben Peterson 25 points behind Luinenburg and Corey Schreiber 54 points back.

Matthew Looft is five points ahead of Dan Paplow in the Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods standings. Jason Andrews is only seven points out of the top spot and Kyle Steuber is 13 points behind Looft.

UP NEXT -

Friday for Holiday Inn and Greenmill of Fairmont Night featuring Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 sprints, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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 .

 

 

Schatz Seeks Hometown Win at Red River Valley Speedway

By Mike Spieker

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Another chapter will be written in the Red River Valley Speedway (RRVS) history books Saturday night as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars make their highly anticipated return to West Fargo. The event, which was originally scheduled for June 17th, but was postponed due to rain, will mark the 31st appearance by the 900+ horsepower winged sprint cars at RRVS.

Leading the way is eight-time and defending World of Outlaws champion and Fargo’s own, Donny Schatz.

Schatz is riding a wave of momentum this weekend after capturing his 10th Knoxville Nationals title at the famed Knoxville (IA) Raceway last Saturday night.

“The Knoxville Nationals are something you look forward to at the beginning of the year. You’re excited about it whether you have or haven’t won it before. It’s what makes or breaks your year. We were able to put ourselves in a position to win it again this year and it means the world to everybody on the team,” said Schatz, who had to fend off NASCAR star Kyle Larson on the final lap to claim the $150,000 victory.

“We’re still enjoying (the win), but we are also looking forward to this weekend. With the Outlaws running in Grand Forks, Fargo, and Minot, it’s going to kind of be a dream weekend for me,” he said.

Despite living in Minot in his younger days, Schatz still competed weekly at RRVS in the early 1990s and considered the West Fargo clay oval a hometrack. Schatz quickly saw success in the WISSOTA 360 sprint car division and became a fan favorite in Fargo before he moved up to World of Outlaws ranks in 1997.

“It’s always special to come back and race at Red River Valley Speedway. You know a majority of the people you’re going to see,” Schatz said. “The track is just minutes away from where I live and most of my family is from around here. There is just something about being able to sleep in your own bed the same night you race at your hometrack.”

The World of Outlaws have made just one visit to RRVS since the track was reconfigured from a half-mile to a three-eighths mile track in 2010. Since then, Schatz has gotten laps on the smaller racing surface with the All Star Circuit of Champion sprint cars and the NLRA Late Models. Despite all of that on-track experience over the last handful of years, Schatz says the key to being fast is relying on setups that have been working as of late, even if they are for different tracks.

“You have to stick with your basics and parameters you’ve set and know that work at all of the different places,” he said. “The team changes little things from place to place to account for the different dirt and speeds that you go. For the most part, you start with a pretty basic setup and try to work from there.”

This weekend’s three-race trek through North Dakota is just a small drop in the bucket in comparison to the complete 94-race schedule the World of Outlaws are enduring this season. In his quest for his ninth series championship, Schatz is in good shape thus far with an 82 point lead atop the point standings with 27 races remaining.

“We’re going to have to stay after it to get the championship this year. There’s never too much of a buffer when you’re leading the points,” he said. “At the same point, we don’t really race for points, we race to win each night. As the season winds down, everything becomes more important and you don’t want to make any mistakes. There’s more pressure on me and the race team and we are all up for it. Hopefully we can be in a position a couple months from now we’re looking at championship number nine. But if not, it’s not going to go without a hard fought fight.”

 

 

David Gravel Eyes Season Sweep at River Cities Speedway

By Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, ND (August 18, 2017) – Twenty-five year old Watertown, Conn. driver, David Gravel, has been the most impressive up-and-comer the World of Outlaws have seen in its youth movement over the last couple of years. Gravel is having a break out season in 2017, compiling 13 victories to date, which is second-most on the Outlaw tour to Donny Schatz.

Gravel also turned heads last weekend at the Knoxville Nationals by completing a “perfect night” on his qualifying night. Gravel was the fastest driver in time trials and won both his heat race and the feature to earn the pole for Saturday night’s championship feature. In doing so, Gravel became the first driver since Steve Kinser in 1992 to accomplish that feat at Knoxville.

“We were the best car all week,” said Gravel. “On our qualifying night, I was worried about getting a good pill draw for time trials and transferring through my heat race. Thankfully, we were able to do that all with flying colors.”

After preliminary action was complete, Gravel was a favorite entering championship night on Saturday. In the first half of the race, Gravel lived up to the expectations as he led the first 22 circuits. However, a mechanical failure forced him to retire from the event early, dashing his hopes of taking the Knoxville title.

Gravel will look to rebound this weekend in North Dakota.

In the Outlaws’ first visit to River Cities Speedway in June, Gravel held off Kerry Madsen in the closing laps to record his first victory at the bullring. The race was delayed for nearly two hours due to rain, but racing resumed just after midnight on a lightning fast and tacky racing surface.

“That was definitely a unique situation with the weather. Lapped traffic was tough and I slipped up once. Kerry got by me, but I was able to get him back,” recalled Gravel of the battle with Madsen for the lead. “It was cool to get a win there.”

Tonight Gravel will look to join Schatz as the second driver to sweep both World of Outlaws events at River Cities. Schatz swept the season in both 2015 and 2016 and comes into Friday’s event having won six of the last nine Outlaw shows at the bullring.

“If we can win (Friday) at River Cities, that would be great,” continued Gravel. “That’s been Schatz’s track over the years, but we still have a shot at (the championship) this season so we are going to try to kick him off his block and win a bunch more races.”

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Aug. 17

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 784; 2. Kyle Ganoe, Thomp­sontown, Pa., 759; 3. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 755; 4. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., and Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., both 745; 6. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 741; 7. John Rick­etts, Burleson, Texas, 736; 8. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 724; 9. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 721; 10. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 720; 11. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., Robert Vet­ter, Wolfe City, Texas, and Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., each 716; 14. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 713; 15. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 709; 16. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 707; 17. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 703; 18. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 681; 19. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 679; 20. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 675.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 452; 2. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 444; 3. Christopher Ennis, Bakersfield, Calif., 435; 4. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 434; 5. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., 401; 6. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 380; 7. Michael Schott, Tulare, Calif., 331; 8. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 328; 9. Jared Faria, Tipton, Calif., 318; 10. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 315.

Colorado – 1. Zac Taylor, Green River, Wyo., 222; 2. Lonnie Cox, Elbert, Colo., 221; 3. Nic Sut­ton, Arvada, Colo., 173; 4. Brad Wasson, Fort Morgan, Colo., 161; 5. Scott Rhoades, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 147; 6. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 145; 7. Buddy Tubbs, Colorado Springs, Colo., 135; 8. Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., 131; 9. Todd Pudwill, Rapid City, S.D., 127; 10. Nick Haygood, Denver, Colo., 115.

Indiana – 1. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 230; 2. Jared Fox, Bloomington, Ind., 221; 3. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 201; 4. Brinton Marvel, Lizton, Ind., 198; 5. Andy Bradley, Blooming­ton, Ind., 192; 6. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 185; 7. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 178; 8. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 173; 9. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 162; 10. Danny Clark, Plain­field, Ind., 138.

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.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 324; 2. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 316; 3. Jed Werner, Codell, Kan., 292; 4. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 266; 5. Darren Berry, Mc Cook, Neb., 254; 6. J.D. Johnson, Wichita, Kan., 220; 7. Tracey Hill, Liberal, Kan., 197; 8. Aaron Ploussard, Oberlin, Kan., 179; 9. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 176; 10. Keefe Hemel, Cimarron, Kan., 167.

Louisiana – 1. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 226; 2. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 215; 3. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 175; 4. Chris Hinson, Nederland, Texas, 157; 5. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 141; 6. Asa Lee Williamson, Pineville, La., 137; 7. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 135; 8. Charles Sweetser, Morgan City, La., 103; 9. Johnny Brown, Orange, Texas, 102; 10. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 79.

Minnesota – 1. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 869; 2. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 814; 3. Dave Becker, Belle Plaine, Minn., 767; 4. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 599; 5. Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 570; 6. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 526; 7. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 478; 8. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 437; 9. Dalyn Cody, Prior Lake, Minn., 431; 10. Bruce Anderson, Trimont, Minn., 407.

Nebraska – 1. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 689; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 673; 3. Toby Chap­man, Panama, Neb., 661; 4. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 599; 5. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 568; 6. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 543; 7. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 533; 8. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman, Neb., 517; 9. Ryan King, Bennet, Neb., 508; 10. Gene Ackland, Mar­tell, Neb., 493.

New Jersey – 1. Mark Bitner, Columbus, N.J., 188; 2. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 185; 3. Ed­ward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 182; 4. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 176; 5. Thomas C. Carberry, Ringoes, N.J., 175; 6. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 171; 7. Bryant Davis, Norwood, Pa., 167; 8. David C. Brown Jr., Aston, Pa., 144; 9. Austin Bishop, Elverson, Pa., 122; 10. Thomas Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 117.

New York – 1. Jeff Trombely, Altamont, N.Y., 305; 2. Thomas Radivoy, Circleville, N.Y., 303; 3. Sydney Prince, Killingworth, Conn., 282; 4. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 280; 5. Emily VanInwegen, Sparrow Bush, N.Y, 277; 6. Tyler Jashembowski, Middletown, N.Y., 274; 7. Dana Wagner, Sidney Center, N.Y., 272; 8. Bret Jaycox, East Durham, N.Y., 257; 9. Eddie Strada, Lake Ariel, Pa., 235; 10. Dustin Purdy, Walton, N.Y., 223.

North Carolina – 1. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 76; 2. Bronzie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, N.C., 72; 3. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., and Jeff Taylor, Cherry Hill, N.J., both 40; 5. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 39; 6. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 37; 7. Nathan Emig, Beaufort, S.C., and Brian Lawson, Orange, Va., both 36; 9. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., 35; 10. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 34.

Ohio – 1. Jim Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 336; 2. Jake Hesson, Marysville, Ohio, 317; 3. Hunter Lynch, Os­trander, Ohio, 304; 4. Andy Hill, Frankfort, Ohio, 298; 5. Cale Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio, 238; 6. Dilan Allagree, South Salem, Ohio, 221; 7. Michael L. Ebersbach, Baltimore, Ohio, 212; 8. Joseph Al­lagree, Chillicothe, Ohio, 185; 9. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 170; 10. John Paynter Jr., Blooming­ton, Ind., 157.

Oklahoma – 1. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 295; 2. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 289; 3. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 249; 4. Joe Wood Jr., Newcastle, Okla., 241; 5. Loyd Clevenger, Newalla, Okla., 230; 6. Chad Koch, Lakeside City, Texas, 228; 7. Blake Dacus, Fletcher, Okla., 214; 8. Tristan Oakes, Sand Springs, Okla., 212; 9. Justin Fisk, Oklahoma City, Okla., 187; 10. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 183.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 1,016; 2. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 872; 3. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 801; 4. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 784; 5. Tyler Reeser, Orwigs­burg, Pa., 779; 6. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 707; 7. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 614; 8. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 609; 9. David L. Grube II, York Haven, Pa., 592; 10. Jonathon Jones, Irvona, Pa., 577.

South Carolina – 1. David William Duke II, Sumter, S.C., 111; 2. Danny Jones, Concord, N.C., 106; 3. Bobby Courtwright, Evans, Ga., 103; 4. Nathan Emig, Beaufort, S.C., 101; 5. Scott Law­rence, Concord, N.C., and Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C., both 76; 7. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., 67; 8. David Thorman, Greenville, S.C., 64; 9. Jake McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 39; 10. Steve Sur­niak, Mooresville, N.C., 33.

South Dakota – 1. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 281; 2. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 181; 3. Josh Sterrett, Huron, S.D., 167; 4. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 151; 5. Taylor Ryan, Flan­dreau, S.D., 150; 6. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 144; 7. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 134; 8. Nate Eakin, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 95; 9. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 78; 10. Trevor Smith, Sanborn, Iowa, 73.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 1,184; 2. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 978; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 973; 4. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 885; 5. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 763; 6. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 743; 7. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 740; 8. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 720; 9. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 631; 10. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 616.

Virginia – 1. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 471; 2. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 464; 3. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 444; 4. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 442; 5. Mike Keeton, Doswell, Va., 356; 6. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 328; 7. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 320; 8. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 217; 9. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 201; 10. Joshua J. Perreault, Madison, Va., 195.

 

 

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Set To Make Their Inaugural Visit To The Orange County Fair Speedway With The United Racing Club

Contact: Paul Harkenrider

(Middletown, NY) For 15 years, The Patriot Sprint Tour has visited 35 tracks across three states, as well as two Canadian Provinces, but for the first time this weekend, the series visits the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York. This will also be the first of four full point challenge events with the United Racing Club which will present a very stout field to the race fans at the ‘House of Power.’

Bradford, PA driver Jared Zimbardi has been the point leader since his opening night win at Outlaw Speedway but Steve Collins has continued to chip away all summer long. 35 points separate the two drivers atop of the standings with only seven full point races remaining.

Kyle Drum has also remained consistent throughout the year as he sits third in the American tour points with 1673 points. Jordan Thomas rides fourth with 1521 points and Derek Jonathan completes the top five with 1413 points.

The United Racing Club will be led by nine-time series champ, Curt Michael from Ocean View, DE. Davie Franek sits second in points followed by Chris Coyle, Derek Locke, and Robbie Stillwaggon.

This is the first of four challenge events the Patriots take on the URC drivers with the next event happening Labor Day Weekend when the tour visits Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 1, a return stop to Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, September 2, with the weekend being completing at Path Valley Speedway on Sunday, September 3rd.

Fans are always encouraged to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com along with liking Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook, as well as following @PatriotSprints on Twitter and Instagram.

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.

Patriot Sprint Tour American Tour

1)35- Jared Zimbardi (1766) 2) 67-Steve Collins (1731) 3) 47- Kyle Drum (1673) 4) 79- Jordan Thomas (1521) 5) 81- Derek Jonathan (1431) 6) 17z-Josh Azzi (1390) 7) 98- Joe Trenca (1235) 8) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles (1227) 9) 54j-David Just (1102) 10) X-Dan Bennett (1096) 11) 2-Steven Hutchinson Jr (905) 12) 1J-Derrick Juliano (764)

 

 

All Star Series Winged Sprint Cars back At Antioch Speedway

By Don Martin II

Antioch, CA...The All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars return to Antioch Speedway this Saturday night for their sixth race of the season. The three-eighth mile clay oval continues to be a prime location for Sprint Car racing as the track has hosted two Sprint Car Challenge Series races and a King Of The West race this year, and the Wingless Spec Sprints are in their 19th season at the track. The commitment has been made by Promoter John M. Soares to build this division

The track offers a $1,200 payday to the winner, and they see visitors come to town at every race to challenge the regulars. Three of them have won Main Events. Most recently, three time Marysville champion Colby Wiesz scored the victory. Tyler Seavey and Dustin Golobic also have wins. The other two wins belong to division rookie Kyle Offill. After his Top 3 season with the BCRA Midget Lites last year, Kyle made the big move. It didn't go so well in playday as he flipped the car, but he returned on opening day and scored a victory. His next win came after a charge from the back of the pack. Offill has taken himself out of the point battle to run special big events.

The championship battle has an interesting look to it. It's just possible that somebody will be winning their first career Winged 360 Sprint Car championship, but who is the question. The fastest among the group may be second generation racer Burt Foland Jr. Burt missed the third race of the season. However, his four starts have resulted in two seconds and two thirds. He's now four points behind Aaron Miller. Miller makes the trip from Grants Pass, Oregon to compete at Antioch. After his fifth place finish in the opener, the second generation racer decided he wanted to come race for points.

At the top of the point list is Marissa Polizzi. Polizzi has been consistent this season with four fourths and one third place finish, and she is poised to break new ground for the lady racers at the speedway. No woman has won a championship in a division higher than Limited Late Models at Antioch Speedway. Last year, Jenna Frazier won the "Rookie Of The Year" award. She is currently fifth behind the driver many people thought of as the man to beat, Art McCarthy.

McCarthy has been racing open wheel cars for many years, going back to Super Modifieds at San Jose Speedway. He's a two time Petaluma Speedway champion, but he has been the biggest supporter of the Antioch effort, going back a decade when he won the championship there. His last three seasons at Antioch include two seconds and a third. Art has won five Main Events from 2015 to 2016, but he has thus far been shut out of the winner's column this season. A mechanical issue kept him out of the season opener. Even if he had started that race, he'd probably still be second to Polizzi. What's interesting is that all of the Top 5 drivers have yet to win a Main Event this year, and Foland's two seconds are the best of the group.

A local teen joined the field three races ago and got everybody's attention. He's Jacob Tuttle. Tuttle comes up from the Cage Karts, and his first start saw him lead every lap but the last one. It was Offill making the last lap pass and making Jacob settle for second that night. There have been three late race lead changes in the Main Event this year as the division has been exciting to watch. Frazier's car owner Jason Paniagua is fielding a car for himself and is currently seventh ahead of Chowchilla's Steve Jaquith. Jaquith had his best finish ever in third earlier this season after winning his heat race. This has him feeling pretty good about his chances of getting a first career win.

The Antioch Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Car division is growing. There are some good racers committed to the effort and top notch young talent showing up from week to week to battle for the $1,200 victory. Saturday night's race should be a good show. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.

Point Standings All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars Marissa Polizzi 224 Aaron Miller 198 Burt Foland Jr. 194 Art McCarthy 171 Jenna Frazier 165 Kyle Offill 150 Jason Paniagua 142 Steve Jaquith 96 Jacob Tuttle 82 Emily Williams 72

All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car Schedule July 29 August 19 August 26 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 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 April 25, 2015: Alissa Geving March 7, 2015: Art McCarthy

 

 

Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars Back At Southern Oregon Speedway Saturday Night

White City, Oregon...People are talking about the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car division at Southern Oregon Speedway. The Sprint Cars have had over a dozen championship seasons, but the division fell off after 2010. The track didn't crown its own champion until Promoter Mike McCann brought Sprint Cars back in 2016. McCann's reputation as a Sprint Car guy is well documented. He started Sprint Car divisions at Cottage Grove and Marysville that continue to this day.

David Hibbard has been wanting to come back to his home track, where he has won his share of Main Events through the years. Hibbard won the Limited Sprint championship at Cottage Grove in 2014 as well as ten Main Events there from 2013-2016. He is an advocate for the more affordable rules set that is being used at Cottage Grove as it allows him to field a second car for his son Bailey. This year, they added a car for his father Calvin to the team. David has worked with McCann behind the scenes to help spark a renewed interest in the Sprint Car effort at Southern Oregon Speedway, and the numbers are up from last year after seven races.

The Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars had a ten car field last time and a dozen cars at the previous race. There have been four different winners in seven races. Reigning champion Jake Wheeler was back to win his first Main Event of the season last time. The Wheeler family has been supporters of the Medford Sprint Car effort through the years, and both Jake and his father Vern Wheeler Jr. were winners last season. Jake's first start this year was a mixed bag. He beat Barraza to win the scramble on his first night back, but he flipped in the Main Event. His win last time out reminded everybody that he is the reigning champion. Wheeler was also a Top 5 competitor in this year's Speedweek Series.

Kyler Barraza's three wins and two seconds have given him a commanding point lead. In fact, he could actually clinch the championship with a good enough finish this week. Barraza may have taken a couple of seasons off since his back to back Southern Oregon Sprint Tour championships, but he's picked up right where he left off this season. His only non Top 3 finish came the night he spun going for the lead in the final turn rather than spinning out the leader. He enters this week as the driver to beat.

The battle in points is between David Hibbard, impressive rookie Merissa Henson and two time winner Bailey Hibbard for second, and just seven points separate the three. Though three time feature runnerup D. Hibbard and his son Bailey have had better finishes than Henson, she has done a slightly better job of getting to the finish line and has finished as high as third. B. Hibbard is coming off of back to back non finishes, and he's looking to turn his luck around this week. Whatever happens in the championship battle, it looks like the race for second will go down to the final checkered flag next month.

The Sprint Cars are gaining more interest every week. Outlaw Kart stars Tanner Holmes and Mike Wheeler have both joined the division in recent weeks. Holmes has taken two checkered flags with a fifth place finish in his first start and a lead lap seventh his last time out. Young rookie Enrique Jaime finished fourth last time as he is now fifth in points. The division has several young competitors, which bodes well for the future. With the new rules package, this division is becoming an intriguing option for the Outlaw Kart racers looking to make a move up.

We've also seen the return of 1998 Cottage Grove champion Hedge Carter after an eight year absence. Carter has a third place finish and a fourth in his two starts. It might have been two thirds if not for a late pass two races ago by rising young star Camden Robustelli. Carter will be there this Saturday night, and word is that Cottage Grove point leader Ricky Ashley and Tyler Thompson are planning to make their first visits to Southern Oregon Speedway. The division has gotten the attention of two locally based 360 Sprint Car champions, Seth Nunes and Charlie Thompson. Thompson recently borrowed Merissa Henson's motor to make a start at Cottage Grove. Nunes just got a motor legal for this division.

People are talking about Southern Oregon Speedway's Sprint Car effort, and indications are that we will keep seeing new additions to the roster in the days ahead. Saturday night's show looks like it should be another good one headed into the August 26th Cascade Wingless 360 Sprint Car Challenge, presented by Herz Precision Parts. That race will pay $3,000 to win. The final race for the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Series will be September 9th. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com. For further information on the Cascade Wingless Sprint Car Challenge, you can find the flier at http://www.southernoregonspeedway.com/cascade.pdf.

Point Standings Kendall Oil Sprint Cars Kyler Barraza 238 David Hibbard 181 Merissa Henson 176 Bailey Hibbard 174 Enrique Jaime 137 Calvin Hibbard 99 Camden Robustelli 80 Hedge Carter 59 Jake Wheeler 54 Tanner Holmes 45

Schedule

August 19 August 26 Cascade Wingless Sprint Challenge 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

 

 

United Rebel Sprint Series Ready for Three This Weekend!

Oberlin, Kansas – August 16, 2017 - The United Rebel Sprint Series is set for three straight nights of racing action this coming weekend as the series heads to the Rooks County Fairgrounds in Stockton Stockton, Kansas on Friday night, August 18, before heading to Oberlin Speedway in Oberlin, Kansas for the annual “Bob Salem Memorial,” on Saturday and Sunday night, August 19-20.

Current URSS point leader Zach Blurton will lead the “Rebs” to this triple-header weekend and holds a slim 12-point lead over Steven Richardson in the point standings while Jed Werner is just 24-points out of the point lead. Oklahoma’s Ty Williams will make the journey into Kansas fourth in the standings while Darren Berry sits fifth. J.D. Johnson, Tracey Hill, Brian Herbert, Aaron Ploussard and Keefe Hemel round out the top ten in the standings.

It has been a season of parity for the URSS as ten different drivers from three states have reached victory lane in the ten events that have been held thus far this season. Among the feature winners include the most recent, “semi-retired” and defending series champion Luke Cranston, Adam Gullion, Andy Shouse, Richardson, Williams, Berry, Terry Richards, Toby Chapman, Todd Schwartz and Jake Bubak.

Friday nights event in Stockton and Saturday night’s opener in Oberlin pays $500 to win while the “Bob Salem Memorial” Sunday night championship finale will pay $1000 to win. There will be a $1500 bonus for the high-point guy after both events in Oberlin, courtesy of Myers Racing Engines, Salem’s Mower Sales, Steven James and Ryan Sargent.

Tickets for Friday night’s Rooks County Fairgrounds event are just $10 for adults and $5 for all youths. Gates will open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time. Keep in mind this event is part of the annual Rooks County Free Fair.

Both Saturday and Sunday night tickets for the “Bob Salem Memorial” at Oberlin Speedway are just $15 each night for adults, $8 for ages 7-12 while children ages 6 and under will be admitted into the grandstand for free each night.

Officials and staff with the United Rebel Sprint Series would like to thank the following partners who have contributed to the “Bob Salem Memorial” for this coming weekend: Decatur County Beef, Randy Patterson Welding, Victory 1 Roofing and Construction, Performance Fire Protection, Myers Racing Engines, Raye’s Grocery, Inc. Pair A Dice Interior Finishes, Dale’s Fish N Fun, Pat Quinn, Stellar Sales, Creative Collision, Oberlin Concrete, Hilker Trucking, Dust Cloud Construction, Ron’s Applicating Service, R&M Service Center, The Reload, Reeve’s Seed House, Ward Drug, Curcuitech, Eagle Travel Spot, Quality Oil Field Services, Better Built Trailers, Radcliffe Truck Sales, Stallman Construction, Lincoln Repair and The American Legion.

More information on the URSS can be found by accessing the tracks official website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com or by calling Rick Salem (785) 475-7010. Keep up-to-date on the daily happenings on the series by following their official facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS).

 

 

Bryant and SawBlade.com Backed Team Return for ASCS Gulf South Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - THE WOODLANDS, Texas (Aug. 17, 2017) - Tommy Bryant and the SawBlade.com sponsored Cooper Motorsports team are returning to racing after being idle for the last few weeks.

"We started the year racing a lot and then with rainouts and the heat of the summer causing cancellations we haven't done much lately," he said. "I've been very busy with my new job and with the family, but I'm definitely excited and ready to get back to racing."

Bryant will compete in a pair of ASCS Gulf South Region events this weekend, heading to Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on Friday and South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Saturday.

He is chomping at the bit to break a string of third-place finishes.

"It seems like we have a bunch of thirds this year," he said. "Heck, the last time we were at Waco I finished third and I think the last time we raced at Corpus Christi I was third. That's like kissing your sister. I'm ready to win more races. This team is ready to win more races. We've had great speed all year and I know we can get it done."

After this weekend's events, there are only a pair of ASCS Gulf South Region races remaining in 2017 - both at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on Sept. 2-3. Bryant recorded a win at the track on March 25.

"We will for sure get to those races and see how things go and possibly a few more events in 2017," Bryant said.

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

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"SawBlade has done a lot of cool things this year for racing, including TV commercials," Bryant said. "We are in the final year of our contract with them and I want to give them a few more wins and hopefully have them back on board in 2018 and beyond. We couldn't have asked for a better partnership."

Bryant would also like to thank Cooper Motorsports, Dissolvalloy, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Westside Truck and Trailer, Leo's Automotive and DRII Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS ANNOUNCED FOR KYLE LARSON'S OUTLAW KART SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY BRANDT

CORNELIUS, N.C. (Aug. 16, 2017) - The support of the racing community is at an all-time high for Kyle Larson's Outlaw Kart Showcase Presented by BRANDT. Nearly all of last year's event sponsors have returned, with significant new partners in NASCAR and iRacing coming on board to support Outlaw Kart racing's highest-paying event.

BRANDT Professional Agriculture, leaders in providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for maximum return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply, announced their title sponsorship of the event last month.

Joining BRANDT is ENEOS, a Japanese oil company that also sponsors Larson's No. 42 NASCAR XFINITY Series car at Chip Ganassi Racing. "Besides having the first-time involvement of BRANDT and the support of my XFINITY Series sponsor ENEOS, I am very proud to have NASCAR and iRacing become associate partners of the Outlaw Kart Showcase Presented by BRANDT," said Larson. "Companies with their brand awareness and reach really adds to the status of the event."

"As everyone knows, NASCAR is the highest form of American motorsports, and I am very humbled to not only compete in the Monster Energy Cup Series, but also have NASCAR's support at the Outlaw Kart Showcase," stated Larson. "Also, iRacing is the ultimate world-wide online racing experience. I love racing their new dirt track World of Outlaws Sprint car platform, but anyone can also experience a NASCAR Cup car, an IndyCar, an Australian V-8 Supercar, an IMSA Prototype or Touring Car, or FIA Grand Prix car. I'm so appreciative for all of the remarkable partnerships that I have for this awesome event, and I can't wait to put on a great show for them, the drivers and the fans."

Official partners of Kyle Larson's Outlaw Kart Showcase Presented by BRANDT include: BRANDT, ENEOS, Abreu Vineyards, Bianchi Farms, NASCAR, iRacing, DC Solar, QRC Factory Karts, Red Bluff Yamaha, Priority Aviation, Swimming Pool Perfections, Bundy Built Motorsports, Ron Gorby's Howard Johnson Lima, Ohio, Hoosier Racing Tire, Sonoma Raceway, Sacramento Kings, Elk Grove Ford, All Star Performance, Oakley, Howard Tarter for the David Tarter Memorial, Chuck Wolf Sand and Gravel for the Tyler Wolf Memorial, Chico Truck and RV, Finley Farms, Probilt Construction, Straight Up Performance, Northstar Concrete Pumping, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Randall Race Parts, Kaeding Performance, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Roseville Precision, AIC Amerikote Coatings, Fast Four Media, Light Up The World Beverages, College Cyclery, MANCAMP Motorsports, Tillack Enterprises, Arizona Open Wheel Racing Museum, Lary's Good Time Garage, and MAJ1K Motorsports.

Partnership opportunities are still available. For more information on sponsoring Kyle Larson's Outlaw Kart Showcase, please contact Mike Larson at outlawkartshowcase@yahoo.com.

ABOUT KYLE LARSON'S OUTLAW KART SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY BRANDT: Kyle Larson's Outlaw Kart Showcase Presented by BRANDT will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 4 and 5, at Cycleland Speedway in Chico, Calif. The nearly $35,000 purse set for the event is the highest guaranteed purse offered in outlaw kart racing.

 

 

Bailey Goldesberry – So Close at Jacksonville!

(Bill W) June 26, 2017 – Bailey Goldesberry led most of the way in the 305 sprint car feature last Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois, only to be passed late in the going. The second-place finish marks Bailey’s best sprint car finish though, and it gives here momentum heading into this weekend. She will be competing with her 360 against the Sprint Invaders in southeast Iowa.

A crash on July 1 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa had the Jim Watts Electric #4 team rebuilding for the rest of the month. Bailey would return to action at 34 on August 5, finishing 11th.

Things got off to a good start for her last Friday at Jacksonville. “We were able to win the heat,” says Bailey. “We’ve been making some changes on the car since our crash a few weeks ago. The car was finally comfortable for me. Winning the heat was a good start to the night.”

Starting from outside row one of the main event, Bailey showed the way most of the race. “The car felt as good as it has all year,” she says. “There were a bunch of reds and yellows, and that kind of came back to bite us. (Austin O’Dell) finally got around us with about five laps to go. That made me mad, and I was trying really hard to get him back! But it was good to finish up front.”

The sixteen-year-old driver is looking forward to putting the 360 in and running with the Sprint Invaders this weekend. “We’ll definitely be running at Burlington (34 Raceway) with the Sprint Invaders on Saturday,” says Bailey. “We’ll try to race at Donnellson on Friday too, but I’m not sure I can get out of school for that. We’ll see.”

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Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

HOLLY, Mich. – The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series is set for one of their biggest weekends of the season, with the homeland for series title sponsor Engine Pro playing host to the annual Engine Pro Fast Car Slash at Berlin Raceway on Aug. 19. Race 10 on the calendar see the winged warriors tackling the .4375-mile Berlin Raceway, a staple venue for the series, appearing on every season calendar at least once with the exception of MSR’s inaugural season in 2010. This year's Fast Car Slash will mark the ninth time Must See Racing has competed at the Marne facility, and will be televised nationally on Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT, as announced Wednesday. The MAVTV broadcast of the Fast Car Slash will air at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, Sept. 7. In the seven prior MSR features held at Berlin, five different winners have visited victory lane, including Jason Blonde this past May. Last year's Fast Car Slash was rained out, meaning Brian Gerster enters as the defending winner of the event, having won the race in 2015. Saturday’s format will see a standard format of hot laps, two-lap time trials, eight lap heat races, a B-Main (if necessary) and the 30 lap A-Main run as normal, but with the addition of the Fast Car Slash. The eight-lap sprint will provide an extra twist in determining the feature lineup. The driver who sets quick time in qualifying will roll a die to determine whether the fastest six or eight drivers will compete in the Slash. Eligible drivers must be among the five transfers out of their respective heat race, and any holes following the heats will be filled by the next-fastest driver(s) from qualifying. Once the green flag drops on the Fast Car Slash, drivers will look to pass the field en route to victory and a $300 bonus, with any driver who is passed on-track in the Slash eliminated and slotted into the starting grid based on their order of elimination. All drivers who survive elimination will line up for the feature based on their finishing order from the Fast Car Slash, with eliminated drivers following behind them. The event is always a fan-favorite when the MSR field hits the track at Berlin, and will no doubt provide some of the most intense action of the night during the Berlin program. “The Fast Car Slash is a staple of our fall visit to Berlin, and we’re excited to have it back once again with our partners at Engine Pro,” said MSR Founder and President Jim Hanks. “This addition to the format puts the drivers more ‘in control’ of their starting spots and gives the fans one more thrilling race to view before the main event. We’re looking forward to seeing who can survive the Slash and start up front on Saturday night!” In addition to the Must See Racing sprint cars, the Berlin Raceway super late models will run twin 35-lap features, with modifieds and super stocks also on the racing card. Pit gates on Saturday at Berlin open at 1:30 p.m., with hot laps hitting the track at 3 p.m. and qualifying for the Must See Racing sprint cars and the super late models to follow. An autograph session is scheduled for 5:30 and racing kicks off at 6:30. For more information on Berlin Raceway, visit www.berlinraceway.com, and for more information on Must See Racing, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

TICKETS GO ON SALE AUGUST 23 FOR FOUR RACE-INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES; ATLANTIC CITY, ALLENTOWN CLASSICS JOINED BY NEW ALBANY RACE; TRENTON TO HOST EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS

TRENTON, NJ August 17, 2017 . . . Tickets are going on sale Wednesday, August 23, 2017 for each of the four race Indoor Auto Racing Series events. The quartet of races comprise the most ambitious schedule yet offered by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions.

“The best seats sell out quickly at all of our races,” said Len Sammons. “And we expect that with two established races, a new event in an old venue and a completely new race, tickets will move fast for all of them.”

The first event is the highly anticipated East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series races on Friday and Saturday, December 1-2, 2017 inside the Sun National Bank Center near the State Capital Building in Trenton, N.J.

The East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals is a brand new event, however the Sun Center has hosted TQ Midget racing on the arena concrete floor for the past four years.

The 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.

The schedule will tentatively call for heat races with passing points and four A-qualifier feature races on Friday night. On Saturday it will be Alphabet mains with racers having the opportunity to advance from F, E, D, C, and B to the 40 lap A-Main.

The schedule calls for racing to start at 7 pm on Friday and 5 pm on Saturday.

A tickets package for both nights of the Indoor Dirt Nationals will be offered for sale first on Wednesday, August 23rd to allow fans to purchase the same seat for both the Friday and Saturday programs. Single day only tickets will go on sale Wednesday, September 13th.

For choice tickets, contact the Sun National Bank Center Box Office by phone at 800-298-4200, online at sunnationalbankcenter.com.

Event number two is the Ironton Telephone Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series races on Friday and Saturday, January 5-6, 2018 inside the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pa.

The two days of racing consist of a complete program of racing for TQ Midgets both nights. Slingshots and Champ Karts will also be in competition.

The race meet will be a two day event, with the dates moved away from the holiday weekend as was the case in 2017. Tickets for premium seats are expected to go quickly. Early ticket purchase is advised.

The schedule calls for racing to start at 7:30 pm on Friday and 7 pm on Saturday.

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

For choice tickets, contact the PPL Center Box Office by phone at 610-347-TIXX (8499), online at pplcenter.com.

Race number three is the NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing two day racing weekend on Friday and Saturday, January 26-27, 2018 inside historic Boardwalk Hall on the ocean at Atlantic City, N.J.

The two days of racing are highlighted by the running of the 16th annual TQ Midget Gambler’s Classic Saturday night.

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 starting on Wednesday, August 23rd.

The finale of the crowded, energized 2017-2018 slate is the first Indoor Auto Racing event in New York State, on February 9-10, 2018 in the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y.

Race fans in New York State will experience the thrill of high speed auto racing in the dead of winter for the First Annual Albany Indoor Race a brand new event for New York State.

The two days of racing consist of a complete program of racing for TQ Midgets both nights.

The schedule calls for racing to start at 7:30 pm on Friday and 7:00 pm on Saturday. TQ Midgets will run a complete program with features both days. Slingshots will be scheduled for both nights.

The Albany race is the finale of the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions Indoor Auto Racing season and will be the scene of the crowning of the 2017-2018 Series champion.

For choice tickets, contact the Times Union Center Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, or visit online at ticketmaster.com.

Sponsorships are available for all events. For information, e-mail Danny Sammons at danny@aarn.com.

For further ticket information, rules and competitor entry forms, please visit www.indoorautoracing.com. or call 609-888-3618.

 

 

INDOOR AUTO RACING RETURNS TO ALLENTOWN, PA’S PPL CENTER ON JANUARY 5-6, 2018; TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THIRD ANNUAL IRONTON TELEPHONE CLASSIC

ALLENTOWN, PA August 17, 2017 . . . Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 23, for 2018 Ironton Telephone Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series races on Friday and Saturday, January 5-6, 2018 inside the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pa.

The two days of racing consist of a complete program of racing for Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets both nights.

Ryan Flores of Mooresville, N.C., used a weekend sweep last year in Allentown to propel himself to the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels series championship.

Slingshots and Champ Karts will also be in competition.

The race meet will be a two day event, with the dates moved away from the holiday weekend as was the case in 2017. Tickets for premium seats are expected to go quickly. Early ticket purchase is advised.

The schedule calls for racing to start at 7:30 pm on Friday and 7 pm on Saturday.

TQ Midgets will run a full program of racing with feature events both nights. Champ Karts will racing a complete show on Friday night and Slingshots on Saturday night.

On Saturday night there will be a special pre-race Fanfest, while the event is free, limited Fanfest ticket packages are available. Anyone wishing to attend the Fanfest should select the Fanfest option at the time of purchase. It will be open to anyone with 100- level reserved seats.

The Ironton Telephone Indoor Auto Racing event is race number one of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels.

Race number two will be in Atlantic City, NJ at Boardwalk Hall on January 26-27 and the season finale will be in Albany, N.Y. at the Times Union Center on February 9-10.

Preceding these three races is the first annual dirt Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series event will be held December 1-2, 2017 in Trenton, N.J. at the Sun National Bank Center.

For choice tickets, contact the PPL Center Box Office by phone at 610-347-TIXX (8499), online at pplcenter.com beginning on Wednesday, August 23rd.

Sponsorships are available for all events. For information, e-mail Danny Sammons at danny@aarn.com.

For further ticket information, rules and competitor entry forms, please visit www.indoorautoracing.com. or call 609-888-3618.

 

 

Bear Enjoys Knoxville Experience Despite Wild Ride, Bad Luck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KNOXVILLE, IA (August 17, 2017) - Tyler Bear headed West to Knoxville to compete in the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s General Store for the first time. And while things didn’t go as planned, Bear enjoyed the opportunity and will be back.

Sunday night at the Capitani Classic, Bear qualified a respectable 16th his split and was running sixth in his heat race when something broke sending his #10 viciously into the backstretch and for the 25-year old for a wild ride. Thankfully, Bear was okay although the same could not be said for the car.

Scheduled to race in the Front Row Challenge, Bear instead went to work thrashing another car together to compete later in the week. Things came together and Bear was able to sign in Wednesday to do what he has always wished to do, compete at the Knoxville Nationals.

Things went from bad to worse as on Bear’s final practice lap his motor let go in a big way, ultimately ending Bear’s Nationals run before he could even score a time trial lap. An absolute heartbreaker and the latest of unfortunate circumstances couldn’t keep Bear down. “I had a blast being in Knoxville even though things didn’t work out the way we planned. We were still impressed with how we stacked up against the competition when we were on the track,” he said.

Unfortunately, losing his motor at Knoxville has put a standstill on Bear’s plans back home. Be sure to follow Tyler Bear and Tyler Bear Racing on Twitter to keep up to date on when we will see the #10 back on the track.

Bear continually thanked Kevin Frey and Mike VanderEcken as well as all of his sponsors: Clark Construction, The Other Side, Northcote Locker, Columbia Tire, The Garage Hydro Graphics, Screen Tech, J & J Chassis, Keizer Wheels, Vortex Wings and DMI.

 

 

Reinhardt Makes Presence Known at Knoxville/Oskaloosa; Two dates with the @ASCoC ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NEPTUNE CITY, NJ. – Heading West to compete on sprint car’s biggest stage and working with a team for the first time, expectations were managed for Kyle Reinhardt.

Reinhardt, 23, qualified Thursday in the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s General Store. Coming in as a relatively unknown New Jersey native, Reinhardt brought the Marion County Fairgrounds capacity crowd to their feet in his heat race, holding off National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Member, Sammy Swindell for the final transfer spot by a mere .004.

In what were his first competitive laps at the famed Knoxville Raceway, Reinhardt certainly made his presence known. In Thursday’s A Main, Reinhardt was scored 18th. After the two qualifying nights, Reinhardt was an impressive 38th (out of 102) in total points. In the ‘old format’ that would have locked Reinhardt into the B-Main, but the recently adjusted format now requires all drivers outside of the top 26 in points to race Friday, throwing all of their qualifying nights effort out the window. While this is blessing for many, it was not for young Reinhardt.

Reinhardt drew a late pill Friday, hiccupped in his one lap and finished 5th in the program’s C main. After a tough week on equipment for Mike VanderEcken, Reinhardt decided to call it a weekend and not compete on Saturday.

Monday night at Oskaloosa Speedway, Reinhardt competed in the ‘Front Row Challenge’. With 34 cars signed in, Reinhardt finished 2nd in his heat race, good enough to qualify for the feature, where he finished 17th. Reinhardt’s 17th place finish scored him the Bryan Clauson bonus thanks to Ren’s Trucking.

The final results do not accurately show the eyebrows Reinhardt raised at ‘The Nationals’ and Oskaloosa. Qualifying for your preliminary night feature is nothing to shake your head and Reinhardt was pleased the week. “I wish the week would have ended on a better note, but we raced and beat a lot of good cars. I’m very pleased with that,” Reinhardt said. “I can’t thank Mike VanderEcken, my family, The Cushion and Capitol Renegade for giving me this opportunity.

Now Reinhardt’s focus shifts back home, where he has three scheduled starts in six days. Reinhardt, who typically has to wait weeks before getting back in the seat, starts this busy stretch Thursday night with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at the Grandview Speedway aboard Ed Aikin’s #7. He will race with the regional series again on Sunday at Susquehanna in the Wayne Quackenbush owned, Capitol Renegade #91. Then Reinhardt will jump back in Aikin’s car for Tuesday’s makeup date of the ‘Jersey Rush’ at the New Egpyt Speedway.

To keep up with Kyle Reinhardt’s results follow his Twitter @KyleReinhardt21 or his Facebook at Kyle Reinhardt Racing.

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Waynesfield Raceway Park

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (8/17/17) – The points chase continues Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. All five weekly classes return with just two points nights remaining in the 2017 season. Saturday’s program will be headlined by the Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints running for a $600 to win payday. The Mini Sprints will be taking their wings off for the final time in 2017. The points battle is tight coming into the weekend with the top three drivers all within 15 points of one another. Brad Strunk holds the lead by six 6 over Chris Bounds and 15 points over Anthony Haas. Haas comes into the weekend on a high after picking up his first win of the season last weekend. The Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing Sprints, Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts will also be on the program. Like the Mini Sprints, the Non Wings and Compacts come into the weekend with tight points battles. In the Non Wing standings, 4 points separate the top three. Drew Rader leads by just 3 points over Kyle Simon and 4 points over last weekend’s feature winner Luke Hall. Simon comes into the weekend the only of the three drivers to not pick up an A-main victory on the season. In the Compacts, Justin Durflinger currently leads the standings with 551 points. Brandon McDaries, who was on a winning stream early in the season, sits second, 4 points back. Nick Glasgow sits third, 13 points behind Durflinger.

Adult general admission is just $12. Kids aged 11-15 years old are admitted for $6 with everyone under the age of 10 admitted for free. Pit passes are available for $25. Pit side gates open at 4PM; grandstands at 5PM. Cars hit the track for hot laps at 6PM with the first green flag of the night flying at 7PM.

The rescheduled Summer Sprint Sizzler will take place over Labor Day weekend on Sunday, September 3rd. The event will feature four divisions of sprint car racing including the NRA Sprint Invaders, F.A.S.T 410 & 305’s, and the Waynesfield Mini Sprints. Full details on rain checks from the original race as well as additional details can be found online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net.

Get the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park news and information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook by liking Waynesfield Raceway Park or by following @OfficialWRP on Twitter.

 

 

Jarrett Soares Has Tough Go At Johnny Key Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Battling with the Civil War Series on Saturday night in Watsonville, CA, Jarrett Soares would seemingly have a Murphy’s Law type of night as anything that could go wrong, seemed to go wrong for his Jarrett Soares Racing team.

“We haven’t ever really had mechanical issues, and Saturday night they seemed to plague us,” Jarrett Soares said. “It’s a testament to my guys for always providing me with an extremely reliable car, but we will put this one behind us and look forward to the next KWS race.”

Making the wrong gearing choice in qualifying time trials, Soares would get behind the eight ball early in the night as a 17th quick qualifying effort would line him up in the second row of his heat race.

Working into a transfer position, Soares would feel a rear shock start to give way, and it would force him to get into protect mode as he looked to transfer directly into the 50-lap feature event.

Unable to hang out, Soares would fall back to sixth and find himself in the night’s 12-lap Last Chance Showdown. Picking up a third place finish in the semi, the Discovery Bay, CA driver would punch his ticket into the 50-lap 57th Johnny Key Classic feature event, where he lined up in the 18th starting position.

On a wicked fast racing surface, passing would be tough in the early goings of the feature event, and Soares would try all he could to stay on the lead lap in the 50-lapper.

As leaders were quick to get to the back of the field, Soares would see a yellow flag keep him on the lead lap, but on the 15th circuit, he would not be so lucky as he would fall a lap down, and then see a power steering line fail bringing his feature event to an early end.

“It was a long race, so I was trying to go forward and stay on the lead lap as we waited for the track to widen out,” Soares said. “Unfortunately early in the race we had a part failure and it ended our night. It’s a bummer, but like I said we have been fortunate to not have any part failures this year.”

Jarrett and his Jarrett Soares Racing team would like to thank American Tool & Mfg., C&H Veteran Enterprises, Performance Powder Coating, Addicted Industries Clothing, A.R.T., Bailey Brothers Racing Engines, Dickens Cider, and Walker Performance Filtration for their support.

ON TAP: Soares will take this weekend off before returning to action with the King of the West Series on the 26th at Petaluma Speedway.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING RETURNS TO NORTH DAKOTA FOR THREE NIGHTS OF RACING TRIPLE DUTY UP NORTH:

Coming off of a successful week in Iowa, the Larson Marks Racing team is set to travel north for three nights of competition with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. On Friday, the team will compete at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. The following night will be a postponed event rescheduled from June at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D. The weekend will then be wrapped up on Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D.

NORTHERN TOUR PART TWO: Shane Stewart has four of top-10 finishes at River Cities Speedway, with his best finish being a third-place score that came in 2015.In Stewart's first visit to the high-banked, 3/10-mile circuit this season, he timed in ninth-quickest in Flight A of qualifying and followed that up by finishing fourth in his heat race. After starting 13th in the 40-lap main event, the pilot of the LMR No. 2 was able to advance seven positions to finish sixth.

DUEL IN THE DAKOTAS: On Saturday, the team will travel to Red River Valley Speedway, a new track to Larson Marks Racing. Despite being new to the team, Stewart has experience at the 3/8-mile high-banked track with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. His best result at the track was a sixth-place finish.

MAGIC CITY SHOWDOWN: The LMR team returns to Nodak Speedway on Sunday for the only time this season. Last year, Stewart earned quick-time and won his heat race to transfer into the Craftsman Club Dash. He gained a spot in the dash to earn the fifth-starting position for the main event. While battling for the sixth position, he got tangled in a wreck with a lapped racecar with two circuits remaining. Since the race was past halfway, the Larson Marks team was not allowed any guaranteed time in the work area and they were unable to make repairs, resulting in a 17th-place finish.

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. Fresh off of his third Michigan International Speedway victory in a row, Larson will be at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend to compete in the NMECS race.

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 Sunday night's race at Nodak Speedway, Larson Marks Racing will be back on track Friday, August 25 at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D.

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: 60 FAST TIME: 3 WINS: 5 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 19 TOP-10 FINISHES: 40

 

 

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Return to Brockville Ontario Speedway This Saturday.

SYRACUSE, NY – It's been since August of 2008 when Steve Poirier sat in victory lane for the last Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints event at the Brockville Ontario Speedway. This Saturday night, the 35 year racing group will make its return for a $2,000 to win event.

The event is the next in line with the 1000 Islands RV Centre Canada Tour where Coleman Gullick has a narrow lead over Jason Barney for the championship North of the Border.

The points for the Canada Tour are still up for grabs throughout the top ten with Steve Poirier, local favorite Matt Billings, Alain Bergeron, Paul Kinney, Paulie Colagiovanni, Brett Wright, Matt Tanner and Jordan Poirier making up the top of the points.

But, the stars and cars of ESS' return doesn't stop there. Shawn Donath, Dave Axton, Alex Vigneault, Yan Bilodeau, Dylan Swiernik, Paul Pekkonen, Sammy Reakes, Chris Jones, Guillaume Neiderer, Rick and April Wilson, Justin Harris and more.

ESS will also return to the 1000 Islands RV Centre Fall Nationals in October for a big $3,000 to win event.

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers heat events will kick off the night followed by the Herbison Tree Service/Cobra Coaches Dash, the Lacaillade Masonry B-Main all leading up to the $2,000 to win 25 lap A-Main.

It's the return of ESS to the BOS! As tradition continues, it will be excitement guaranteed!!

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Pit Gates – Expected at 4:00 PM, Hot Laps 6:25 PM, Racing 7:00 PM

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Wednesdays with Wayne – 360 Nationals Podium Highlights Knoxville!

(Bill W) August 16, 2017 – Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing #2c team had a successful Sprintweek in Iowa. After racking up a podium finish in the 360 Nationals at Knoxville Raceway, the Oklahoma City driver backed that up by qualifying for the finale of the 410 Knoxville Nationals. Unfortunately, a back issue that arose that morning sidelined the veteran after just a dozen laps. This Sunday, the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series will race at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia.

In Wayne’s prelim at the 360 Nationals, he timed in second quick, ran third in his heat and eighth in the feature. “The 360 car was really good,” he says. “I made some mistakes on the prelim night. I fell back there, and just didn’t have the car tight enough.”

He scored enough points to start outside Clint Garner for Saturday’s finale. “I felt we had the best car on Saturday,” says Wayne. “Clint just drove the perfect race. He did everything he needed to do to win. I got under him a couple of times. The start was a big thing. I knew I needed to beat him on the start. I beat him on the first one, but (Greg) Hodnett spun out. Of all people to spin out, you’d never think it would be Hodnett. Clint beat me on the next start, and it was a game of chase the rest of the race.”

Wayne kept his pursuit of the leader on. “I thought if we got to lapped traffic, I may have something for him,” he says. “He looked one-dimensional on the top. We were really good on the bottom. I felt we were running the same speed. I felt lapped traffic was our chance. We got to one lapped car after 13 laps and the caution came out. With twelve to go, it was going to be a long race. I got a good restart on the bottom and he pinched me like he needed to do. That got me messed up and we lost a few car lengths…but we closed it back down.”

He would take a late shot at the win. “With six to go, desperation kind of set in,” says Wayne. “I abandoned the bottom and went to the top to see if I could run him down up there. When I did, I jumped the curb in one and about knocked the fence down. That let (Brian) Brown get a run on us and get by us. There at the end, I felt better than Brown, but the race was over. We were third. I wanted to win at the time and took a chance. That’s what we go there for is to win.”

Although he timed in 13th quick, made it through his heat and finished sixth in the preliminary feature at the 410 Nationals, Wayne didn’t feel good in the car. “Looking at the videos of the 410, it just looks like I’m spinning more than anyone else,” he says. “I look like I’m on top of the racetrack. I just feel like I’m spinning and not operating like they are. I feel like I’m erratic.”

Nonetheless, he locked himself into Saturday’s finale outside row eight. “Getting in was all we cared about,” says Wayne. “The car just wasn’t driving well…if it was, how good would we be? That’s really a positive that we can look at. If we can get that car driving well, we can do a lot.”

A rough night in the motor home Friday night cost Wayne at the worst time. “I woke up Saturday morning with some disc and nerve issues in my back,” he says. “After we did hot laps, we talked about doing one lap and pulling in. It hurt all day, but when I hot-lapped, it felt like needles poking me in the back, but I thought I could go out there and do it.”

He was wrong. “I was racing with Rico (Abreu) there, and he finished ninth,” says Wayne. “I think we’d have been alright, but it just hurt too bad. Twelve or thirteen laps was all I could stand. I didn’t want to be a quitter, but that pain eventually made me a quitter. It’s feeling a little better now. We’ll just do what we can at Sedalia Sunday.”

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Wayne's Fast Facts

Saturday marked Wayne’s eighth career Knoxville Nationals finale. His highest finish was eighth place run in 2006 in the FattFro #14AJ.

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Austin Pierce Racing – Victorious at River Cities!

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (August 16, 2017) – Austin Pierce captured his 18th career feature win Friday night at River Cities Speedway. With the running of the 57th annual Knoxville Nationals also taking place last weekend, there were no track or series points up for grabs Friday night; just the win.

“We had the car hooked up all night” said Austin. “We weren’t able to tinker with the setup too much, but my guys have me a good car. They did a great job and I can’t thank them enough.”

Austin began the night by racing to the heat race win in heat two, which put him fifth on the starting grid for the main event.

The driver of the Opp Construction / Lithia Ford No. 2A quickly jumped up to the second position by lap three. From there, Austin set his sights on Blake Egeland for the lead.

Austin was able to reel in Egeland and make the pass for the lead on lap seven, while a hard-charging Casey Mack followed him into second one lap later. Mack put pressure on Austin around the midway point, but Austin was able to maneuver his Ostrich powered Schnee through lapped traffic better than Mack.

That’s all it took for Austin to open up a comfortable advantage and cruise to his third River Cities Speedway win of 2017.

“We were down on cars a little bit tonight, but I still wanted to drive the car just as hard as any other night so we don’t get lazy when the guys down in Knoxville come back up next week,” concluded Austin in victory lane.

The win also marks Austin’s 10th career visit to victory lane at the Bullring, which breaks a tie with Lou Kennedy Jr. and Donny Schatz to put him 6th on the River Cities Speedway Sprint Car all-time wins list*.

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Up Next:

August 18th: River Cities Speedway – World of Outlaws

August 19th: TBD

2017 Stats: Races:21

Wins:2

Top 5’s: 18

Top 10’s: 18

Heat Wins: 9

*River Cities Speedway wins list accounts for results from its establishment in 1999 to present.

 

 

J&J AUTO RACING SWEEP KNOXVILLE NATIONALS Donny Schatz, Clint Garner Score Nationals Wins Teams Nab 23 Victories In Under Two Weeks

McKENZIE, Tenn. (August 16, 2017) – One has a storied past at the legendary Knoxville (IA) Raceway, the other a love-hate relationship with the fabled half-mile. When the checkered flag dropped on the 360 and 410 fields on Aug. 5 and Aug. 12, Clint Garner and Donny Schatz shared one thing in common – their names were now in the history books as Knoxville Nationals champions.

Garner had won many races at Knoxville Raceway, but the 360 Knoxville Nationals title had eluded him to this point in his career. Taking the lead on the opening lap of the 25-lap A-main, Garner hit lapped traffic by lap 10. The final caution flag flew on lap 13, in which Garner was able to hold off a challenge at the restart and extend his lead. The victory was Garner’s 33rd triumph at Knoxville Raceway, putting him second on the all-time 360ci Sprint Car win list at the Iowa track.

Schatz’s victory was his 10th career Knoxville Nationals triumph, giving him a perfect 10. The North Dakota native stayed close to early leader, David Gravel, keeping him within reach as the duo battled through early traffic. Gravel’s engine expired on lap 22, with Schatz inheriting the lead. Battling through traffic and fending off challenges from Kyle Larson, Kerry Madsen and Brian Brown, Schatz pulled away from Larson following a final lap charge to cross the line solidly in front to earn his 10th Knoxville Nationals title.

In addition to sweeping the 2017 Knoxville Nationals, J&J Auto Racing teams continued to set a blistering pace of victories in late July and through the mid-part of August. Scoring 21 (total of 23) other wins in just over two weeks, J&J Auto Racing drivers and teams earned triumphs in 305ci, 360ci and 410ci sprint car racing divisions across the east coast, upper Midwest, south central region, Midwest and southern regions. Team J&J posted wins in Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team victories for July 28 – August 13, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES 7/28/17 Wade Nygaard River Cities Speedway/ND NOSA

7/29/17 Rob Chaney Fremont Speedway/OH 410ci Division

7/29/17 Jared Horstman Montpeiler Motor Spwy/IN GLSS/NRA

7/29/17 Steve Surniak Mountain View Speedway/NC CNBS

7/29/17 Doug Zimmerman Butler Motor Speedway/MI 410ci Division

7/29/17 Terry McCarl Knoxville Raceway/IA 410ci Division

8/4/17 David Hoiness Gallatin Speedway/MT ASCS Frontier

8/4/17 Casey Mack River Cities Speedway/ND NOSA

8/5/17 Danny Holtgraver Mercer Raceway Park/PA 410ci Division

8/5/17 Cody Bova Mercer Raceway Park/PA 305ci Division

8/5/17 Clint Garner Knoxville Raceway/IA 360 Knoxville Nationals

8/5/17 Jake McLain Friendship Motor Spwy/NC CNBS

8/5/17 Brayden Gaylord 34 Raceway/IA 305ci Division

8/5/17 Martin Edwards Devil’s Bowl Speedway/TX 305ci Division

8/5/17 Doug Zimmerman Butler Speedway/MI 410ci Division

8/5/17 Chris Graf Arlington Raceway/MN IMCA Racesaver

8/12/17 Danny Holtgraver Sharon Speedway/OH 410ci Division

8/12/17 Donny Schatz Knoxville Raceway/IA 410 Knoxville Nationals

8/12/17 Caleb Saiz Sandia Speedway/NM NMMRA

8/12/17 Dustin Stroup Mansfield Speedway/OH FAST 305 Division

8/13/17 Brandon McMullen Angell Park Speedway/WI MSA

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

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

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

 

 

World of Outlaws return to BMP Speedway in Billings on August 26

BILLINGS, Mont. — August 16, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to BMP Speedway in Billings, Montana for the first time since 2008 on Saturday, August 26 for the “Big Sky Brawl at Billings.” The event will mark the series fourth visit and sixth race overall (including two preliminary features) at the semi-banked, three-eighths-mile. A total of seven drivers who are currently full-time competitors with World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series raced at Billings in 2008.

Joey Saldana was victorious in the last World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at BMP Speedway, which was then known as Billings Motorsports Park. The veteran driver charged from the seventh starting spot to pick up the win over eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz. Saldana steadily worked his way forward, taking the lead from Schatz on the 10th lap of the 25-lap race.

Schatz ended up second, with Shane Stewart in third. Schatz, who is a past winner in the state of Montana at Metrapark Speedway, has a pair of runner-up finishes at BMP Speedway as he chases his first win at the track. Stewart has made three starts at the track in his career.

Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, won at Billings in 2005. In five career starts at the track, the Oklahoma native, who now calls the Indianapolis area home, has four top-10 finishes. Pittman finished ninth at BMP Speedway in 2008.

Jason Johnson, the 2016 Knoxville Nationals winner, won at BMP Speedway in 2013, with the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS). He also finished second at the track in 2014 in an ASCS event.

Jason Sides has competed in all five previous World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series feature events at BMP Speedway. The veteran driver has a pair of top-10 finishes, including a seventh-place effort in 2008. Paul McMahan has made three starts at Billings, picking up a top-10 finish in his debut at the facility in 2005.

Kraig Kinser has four top-10 finishes in five career main event starts at BMP Speedway. He finished a career-best third at the track in 2005.

Jac Haudenschild, who is driving the No. 17 for the Stenhouse Jr. Wood Racing team, finished sixth at Billings in 2008. In three starts at the track, the Hall of Famer has finished sixth or better in all three, highlighted by a third-place showing in 2005.

A number of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers will be making their first trip to the state of Montana for the Big Sky Brawl at Billings. Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Logan Schuchart, Greg Wilson, Jacob Allen, Clyde Knipp, as well as rookie contenders Sheldon Haudenschild and Brent Marks, will all be making their debut at BMP Speedway.

Tickets for the Big Sky Brawl at Billings, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at BMP Speedway on Saturday, August 26 can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

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DONNY SCHATZ

Action-Packed Weekend at Home Following Knoxville Nationals Triumph

INDIANAPOLIS (August 16, 2017) – Most everyone in the Sprint car racing world is experiencing a Knoxville Nationals hangover this week. The biggest race of the year has come and gone and, for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and his Arctic Cat/Ford Performance backed team, there isn’t time to sit around and try to recover from another epic performance. Schatz returns home for a three-race weekend in North Dakota with an eye on making a move in his quest for a ninth World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship.

The driver of the TSR No. No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/ Curb J&J will lead the band of Outlaws back into action starting with Friday’s return to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks where he’ll look to regain his post at the quarter-mile, high-banked dirt oval. Schatz followed David Gravel and Kerry Madsen to the finish line back in June, a result that snapped a four-race winning streak at the track. The weekend continues Saturday with the Outlaws first race at Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo since 2012, an event originally scheduled for June that was postponed because of rain. And Sunday, it’s back to his hometown of Minot and Nodak Speedway where Schatz has come home victorious the previous five times the Outlaws have circled the 3/8-mile, dirt oval.

The season is down to a 30-race push with events at 22 tracks in 13 states over the next 10 weeks. Schatz currently leads the 2017 WoO championship standings by 82 points over Brad Sweet. Schatz and his Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti will be looking to carry momentum from last week’s victory in the 57th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals. The victory was his 10th in Sprint car racing’s premiere event and continues his July “Month of Money” success this season, during which he also won his fourth career Kings Royal at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and his sixth Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania.

Schatz made his first WoO start in the state of North Dakota six weeks prior to his 16th birthday in 1993. He’s made a lot of circles both in his home state and around the United States and Australia since that first race. He scored the first of now 18 career WoO A-Feature wins in North Dakota at Red River Valley Speedway in July 2002 and would love to bring that total to 21 by Sunday night.

In addition to driving the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance J&J, Schatz will race his family owned No. 15 Petro Stopping Center/Schatz Crossroads/Fastlane Car Wash Dirt Late Model at both River Cities and Red River Valley. In August 2015, Schatz swept both the WoO race and NLRA Late Model main events at River Cities.

SCHATZ FAST FACTS: NORTH DAKOTA

• Donny Schatz made his World of Outlaws debut in July 1993 at Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo, North Dakota.

• Schatz has 37 career WoO starts at Red River Valley Speedway, 18 of which were classified as preliminary features.

• He has four career WoO wins at Red River Valley: two WoO A-Features in 2002 and 2006, and two preliminary features in 2003 and 2006. Schatz also has won a pair of Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions events at the track (2011 and 2012). Both of those wins came on the reconfigured, 3/8-mille dirt oval.

• Since the Outlaws first competed at River Cities Speedway in June 2007, Schatz has been one of the drivers to beat around the high-banked, quarter-mile dirt oval. He has competed in all 20 WoO races contested on the ultra-fast short track, the record lap at which is 9.269 seconds and annually has some of the most exciting races of the WoO season.

• Schatz has won eight WoO A-Features at River Cities, including four of the previous five 40-lap A-Features and six of the last nine, and has finished in the top three in 12 of his last 13 starts there. • Schatz was part of the 24-car field in 2006 at Nodak Speedway when the Outlaws made their debut in Minot. He finished seventh after losing a right-rear tire just after taking the lead.

• In 2007, he made contact with Daryn Pittman battling for the lead early in the race and suffered his only DNF (Did Not Finish) in 10 career WoO starts at Nodak. • After posting three top-fives and a seventh-place finish, Schatz has reeled off five consecutive wins at Nodak from 2012 to 2016.

SCHATZ FAST FACTS: 2017

• Through 59 of 92 scheduled races in the 2017 WoO campaign, Schatz leads the championship standings with 7,690 markers and holds an 82-point advantage over Brad Sweet.

• Schatz leads the series with 16 wins and 43 top-five finishes. His 49 top-10s are tied with Sweet for the series high.

• This is his 21st season of competing with the World of Outlaws and he has competed in at least one WoO event in North Dakota every year.

• With 30 races remaining on the 2017 schedule, Schatz will venture to 22 tracks between now and the first week of November. He has previously won WoO races at 20 of those tracks, including 2017 wins at Eldora and Lernerville.

At all three events this weekend, the pit gates open at 2 p.m. CDT, the grandstands open at 4 p.m., and hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information at River Cities, visit www.rivercitiesspeedway.com or call (218) 773-3001. For tickets and more information at Red River Valley, visit redrivervalleyspeedway.com or call (701) 388-6637. For tickets and more information at Nodak, visit racenodak.com or call (701) 838-6464.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Live audio coverage is available 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.

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:

You’re coming off another Knoxville Nationals win to continue your remarkable run of success in Sprint car racing’s biggest event. What’s the biggest key to have the consistency you and your team have had there the past decade and a half?

“I don’t think anyone is ever going to give away his key to success, but being around great people has always been a big thing in the racing world. It’s definitely that way at TSR. I’ve been there 10 years and my team has been with me that long too. They are very consistent at what they do. They understand that just because you win a race today, it doesn’t mean that winning a race tomorrow is a given. They know you have to work at it and you may have to go about it in a little different way than you did yesterday. That’s a big thing to get four guys to pull the rope in the same direction, to work together and understand you are not always going to agree on everything. It takes four people and the direction to get to the same place isn’t always down the same path. Those guys do a phenomenal job of adapting to what needs to be done. That’s a really big thing and something that has shined at Knoxville. Hopefully, it shines in championship form the rest of the season.”

This weekend, you return home for three races in your home state. What are you looking forward to and what should the fans who are coming out be ready to see?

“We are going to see some great racing and a truly unique opportunity. It’s probably going to be one of the busiest weekends of the year for me, coming home and getting the chance to race in front of family and friends. We’re coming off an incredible week in Iowa and excited to get back in the car. The weekend starts with two races Friday and Saturday just an hour apart. River Cities Speedway is one of the most exciting tracks we get to go to throughout the year. A lot of the other World of Outlaws competitors talk about how much they love racing there. I love it. You just never know how things are going to turn out in the race up there and that’s one of the reasons the fans just pack that place. I’m excited the Outlaws are coming back to Fargo on Saturday. It’s been a few years and, unfortunately, we had a problem with the rain in June and I’m excited that we get the chance to come back. To cap it off, we go back to my hometown and a place where I first witnessed racing in Minot. We’ve definitely had a good run of success there the past six years and we’re hoping we can continue that. It’s going to be a great weekend in North Dakota and the fans are going to get to see a great following. I know my guys are chomping at the bit to do some racing after the Nationals and now it’s time to race for a World of Outlaws championship. So, we’re going to work our tails off this weekend and hopefully put on a good show for the fans.”

 

 

Baughman Rallies From 20th to 12th During Knoxville Nationals Prelim Night

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 16, 2017) - Josh Baughman finished one spot shy of tying a career-best mark at the Knoxville Nationals last weekend when Knoxville Raceway hosted the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store.

"I felt like we made some progress during the Knoxville Nationals compared to the last two years so that was a positive," he said. "We didn't get the results we strived for overall, but we had some good moments that we can build on."

Baughman kicked off the marquee event on Thursday when he timed in 40 th quickest during qualifying. He then won a heat race from the pole position, which marked his first career Knoxville Nationals heat win. That lined him up on the outside of the 10th row for the main event.

"We got better every time we hit the track," he said. "I felt pretty good in the A Main and we were able to move forward quite a bit."

Baughman maneuvered from 20th to a 12th-place result.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Friday for Hard Knox Night, when he qualified 16th quickest in his group, placed fifth in a heat race and ended seventh in a B Main.

"We made progress throughout the night and we just missed transferring into the A Main through both the heat race and B Main," he said. "When you don't make the main event on that night it really buries you for Saturday."

Baughman lined up 17th in the C Main on Saturday during the finale and he finished where he started.

"The track was still fast at that point in the night and there were a lot of good drivers in the C Main," he said. "It was a long shot to drive from that far back into a transfer so we tried something with the car so we could learn."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 40; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 12 (20).

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 7 (7).

Aug. 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 17 (17).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 14 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

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.

 

 

Sides Earns Best Knoxville Nationals Finish Since 2010

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 16, 2017) - Jason Sides drove his way into the Knoxville Nationals A Main last weekend for the first time since 2012 during the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store at Knoxville Raceway.

"That's the goal," he said. "It's the toughest race of the year and it offers a good payday to make the A Main so the goal is to make the show. Then anything you can do from there is icing on the cake."

Sides kicked off the event on Thursday when he qualified eighth quickest around the half-mile oval. He then advanced from seventh to sixth place in a heat race, which relegated him to the B Main. Sides ended where he started - fourth - in the consolation race to garner the final transfer position into the back of the main event.

He maneuvered from 24th to a 15th-place finish in the main event.

"Once we got going we focused on nailing the bottom and concentrating on hitting that," he said. "I knew for every car we passed it was a couple of points. Points were so important. I kept thinking about passing to get ourselves in position for Saturday night."

Once preliminary points were calculated Sides ranked 19th, which was only three positions shy of locking into Saturday's $150,000-to-win main event. That lined him up third in the B Main.

"We had a good starting spot for Saturday night," he said. "The two guys in front got away from us. We kept nailing the bottom and passed them both. We had a couple of late cautions with (Tim) Shaffer behind me. He showed me his nose. I kept doing what I needed to do and got ourselves into the race. It's huge. We hadn't made that show in five years. It's a big relief just to get in the show."

Sides won the B Main to transfer into his seventh career Knoxville Nationals A Main, which he started 21st.

"Starting back there where we did we got a couple of cars and before you know it there's a caution and they do single-file restarts," he said. "You're a straightaway behind the leaders and they come around there quick. We raced with the leader for a lap or two trying to stay on the lead lap because I knew if there was another caution it'd get you a few more spots. The biggest thing was trying to stay on the lead lap. The leader got by us and then we were racing with the other lapped cars the rest of the time.

"All in all, making the show and passing a few cars, I'm pretty happy with it. For our team to make the show and make a little money to pay some bills was great."

Sides ended 16th, which tied his second-best finish at the Knoxville Nationals. It also marked his best result during the event since placing a career-best 12th in 2010.

He is slated to compete this Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D.; Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D.; and Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 4 (4); Feature: 15 (24).

Aug. 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 1 (3); Feature: 16 (21).

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 21 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 46 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D.; Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D.; and Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Clean Seal, Inc.

Clean Seal, Inc. has supplied extruded rubber products to the transportation industry since 1978. The company, which is based in South Bend, Ind., is a full-line, full-service source for standard and custom-designed seals and gaskets. For more information, visit http://www.CleanSeal.com.

"Clean Seal came on board a couple years ago and we're excited to have them as part of our program," Sides said. "I want to say thanks to Bill Dawson and the entire team at Clean Seal. We look forward to future success together."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, 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.

 

 

Starks Makes First Career Knoxville Nationals A Main Start

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 16, 2017) - Trey Starks charged into his first career Knoxville Nationals A Main last weekend during the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store at Knoxville Raceway.

"It was a good week for us," he said. "We made the Nationals. There are 100-some cars there and to be in the top 24 is pretty cool."

Starks and the Gobrecht Motorsports team kicked off sprint car racing's premier event on Thursday by qualifying sixth quickest out of more than 50 drivers. Starks then finished where he started - seventh - in a heat race, which relegated him to the B Main.

"Qualifying is a big part of it," he said. "We drew a decent number so I knew I had to take advantage of that. We didn't do anything in our heat race and didn't make many points. We had to make it through the B Main and make a good amount of points in the A Main."

Starks placed third in the consolation race to transfer into the back row of the main event.

"I rode around on the bottom the first five or 10 laps," he said. "Then when it was time to jump to the top I got up there and put together some solid laps. I picked them off one by one. We ran out of time, but I felt good because I ran a solid race of taking what I could get and not giving anything up."

Starks maneuvered from 23rd to a 13th-place finish, which marked the second-most cars passed. That ranked him 18th in overall points once preliminary night points were calculated, missing a spot in the A Main by only two positions and lining him up on the outside of the front row for the B Main on Saturday.

"I was really happy to not have to run on Friday night," he said. "I've had to run that night every time I've come to Nationals. It was really relieving and took a lot of stress off.

"The B Main was definitely interesting. It was 22 laps, which was longer than a normal show at Knoxville. It wasn't going to be easy. We led the first 15 or so laps. The track started to change. A lot of guys behind me have experience at the track and know how to run the bottom. I tried to stick with what I knew and stay up top. They went down and got bunched up and I stayed up top and whistled around. It wasn't the prettiest, but it put us in the show."

Starks had dropped to just outside a transfer position before a late-race pass earned him a fourth-place finish to score the final transfer into the $150,000-to-win A Main.

"We tried some different things," he said. "I was trying to fight to stay on the lead lap. We got a really good start and got on the outside of another car. He changed lanes going into turn three. We bicycled and got up on two wheels and almost into the fence. I thought I was going over. I was in survival mode after that. We came in on the fuel stop and made a few changes. We passed a few cars in the second half of the race. We tried to take what we could get."

Starks advanced from 24th to an 18th-place result.

He is slated to compete with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions this Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.; and Sunday at Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 13 (23).

Aug. 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 4 (2); Feature: 18 (24).

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 16 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.; and Sunday at Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, 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 - Beer Hill Gang

The Beer Hill Gang, which is made up of diehard sprint car fans in Central Pennsylvania, has participated in the "Adopt-A-Highway Program," organizes trash clean ups and sponsors various race teams, Hard Charger Awards and laps at the Tuscarora 50. The group is also a strong supporter of the Jeff Gordon's Kick-It Foundation that helps aid children's cancer research. For more information, visit http://www.BeerHillGang.net.

"The Beer Hill Gang is a big supporter of the Gobrecht Motorsports team," Starks said. "The way they've welcomed me into the state of Pennsylvania has been much appreciated."

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

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports racks up fifth straight top-10 showing
(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 16, 2017 – Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team kept their top-10 finish streak rolling right along last weekend in 360 Sprint Car racing action at The Plymouth Dirt Track and Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie.
On Saturday, Aug. 12, Pokorski was one of 21 teams signed in to do battle on Past Champions Night at The Plymouth Dirt Track on the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds.
The evening got off to a rocky start for Pokorski in the third PDTR Sprint Car heat race. After starting seventh, Pokorski made contact with the frontstretch wall near the midway point of the race and pulled off the track soon after to record a seventh-place showing in the race.
A DNF in his heat race relegated Pokorski to the 20th starting spot in the 25-lap Sprint Car A main. Pokorski was able to make steady progress through the field from the last starting spot thanks in part to five caution periods.
The 25-year racing veteran displayed some nifty driving to avoid an accident in turn two on lap 8 involving Bill Taylor of Lance Fassbender. After restarting 11th, Pokorski managed to pick off three more cars over the final 17 laps to notch a solid eighth-place showing.
“We tried something a little different with shocks in the heat race on Saturday night,” Pokorski said. “We found out a little adjustment can make a big change and car was kind of a disaster. The driver also didn’t have his head quite screwed on right and that ended up with me taking down the wall coming out of turn four. I hit it hard enough to bend a wheel and the Jacob’s ladder, so at that point I just pulled off before we wrecked anything else.
“We made some small tweaks to go back closer to our baseline for the feature and that made things much better,” Pokorski said. “In the middle portion of the race, I overtightened the car by pulling the wing back too far and that slowed our progress, but overall I was happy to move up 12 spots.”
At intermission, Pokorski was one of a large contingent of former Plymouth champions be honored in front of the grandstand. Pokorski was recognized for winning two Winged Super Modified championships at Plymouth in 2002 and 2003.
The fact that Pokorski made it to Plymouth at all on Saturday night was a feat in itself, as the team’s trailer had a wheel bearing malfunction on the way to the track. Thanks to the help of several racers, crew members, family and friends, Pokorski was able to get back on the road and to the track in time to race.
“I definitely have to thank Brandon Knepprath and his crew, as well as the guys and Mueller Sales and Service for their help in getting the wheel bearing replaced on our trailer on Saturday night, or we probably wouldn’t have been able to make it to the track to race either night,” Pokorski said.
On Sunday night, the team ventured to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie for the final of three Midwest Sprint Car Association appearances at the historic track this season.
With 21 cars signed in, Pokorski started third in the second MSA heat trace. Pokorski held down the third spot until the final lap when Danny Schlafer slipped past in turn two to drop Pokorski to fourth at the finish line.
After just missing the 12-car invert, Pokorski lined up 13th in the 25-lap MSA A main. The 2014 MSA Masters Series champ ran a steady race hovering around the top 10 throughout.
On lap 11, Pokorski found himself in the 11th position and four laps later he moved around Scott Conger to advance to ninth. With two laps to go, Bill Balog, who was filling in for Al Schlafer, got past Pokorski to drop the West Bend driver to 10th as the checkered flag fell. The 10th-place showing marked Pokorski fifth straight top-10 A-main finish.
“On Sunday night at Angell Park, we were okay in the heat race,” Pokorski said. “We just struggled to pass cars on the narrow track, which cost us a vital spot at the end of the race. That took us from solidly in the invert to 13th, one spot out of the invert.
“The car was actually very good in the feature and we learned some things with the help of Scotty Neitzel from R&H Enterprises,” he said.Pokorski will return to The Plymouth Dirt Track this Saturday, Aug. 19 for Race Against Cancer Night, which will include a special appearance from Pink Heals of Sheboygan County’s pink fire truck. Racing begins at 6 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.
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2017 Pokorski Motorsports Remaining Schedule

Saturday, August 19 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Saturday, August 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Saturday, September 2 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Sunday, September 3 – 141 Speedway (IRA)
Saturday, September 9 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Saturday, September 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)

2017 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers

Total Events - 19
MSA events – 18
IRA events - 1
A-Main Victories - 1
Top Five A-Main Finishes - 5
Top 10 A-Main Finishes - 10
Heat Race Victories - 1

 

 

Up to Speed: Kraig Kinser back at Nodak Speedway for Magic City Showdown

MINOT, N.D. — August 16, 2017 — While it’s been a couple of years since he last raced at Nodak Speedway, past history dictates that Kraig Kinser shouldn’t have too much of a problem getting back up to speed at the track located at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot. After all, he has finished in the top-10 in seven of his eight career starts at the track, with four of those being top-five performances.

The first time he ever raced at Nodak Speedway back in 2008, Kinser finished third and has been among the top-five in each of his last two starts at the track in 2014 and 2015.

Kinser returns to Nodak Speedway on Sunday, August 20 as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series makes their annual visit to the three-eighths-mile for the Gerdau Recycling Magic City Showdown Presented by Schatz Crossroads Truck and Fastlane Car Wash.

“You look at your notes from the past and see what you were doing different between there and other places and get a game plan together when you get there,” said Kinser when asked about returning to a track. “I get around Minot fairly good, about as good as quite a few guys, so I’m definitely looking forward to going back. Knowing that we are pretty good at a place, definitely helps confidence going in there.”

The third-generation driver picked up his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win of the season on July 6 at Deer Creek Speedway in Minnesota. Kinser started eighth in that race and steadily worked his way forward, taking the lead on the 15th lap of the 40-lap event. That win came a week after a near-miss at The Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Illinois, which saw Kinser dominate that race, charging from 11th to the lead in just five laps and then pacing the next 20 circuits, only to lose power steering in the late going, which dropped him to eighth.

“Getting that win definitely lifted our spirits,” he shared. “The fact that we have our car rolling around good and things are starting to fall into place was big. We are going to keep working hard and building. We have little things that we are still picking up on and hopefully we can get it all figured out.”

Kinser has been showing quite a bit of speed and added consistency over the last month or so. This has been reflected in his results, as he has finished in the top-10 in 13 of the last 16 races. Along with his win at Deer Creek, Kinser finished among the top-five at Hartford Speedway in Michigan and on the opening night of the Ironman Weekend at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Missouri.

“We’ve been better prepared when we get to the race track, which is huge out here against these guys,” explained Kinser. “We’ve been changing little things around when we find something and those help. We are finding things and learning how to put them into play on the track.”

Kinser is the lone driver on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series circuit that utilizes a DRC chassis, which is manufactured by Joe Devin on the famed Gasoline Alley in Indianapolis. The win at Deer Creek was the first for Devin’s company with the Outlaws, after winning numerous USAC non-wing sprint car races and manufacturer of the year awards in that discipline.

“It was huge to get Joe (Devin) a win,” said Kinser. “With all of the work he has been doing for us and the help he has been giving us. It felt great to get him in victory lane and hopefully there will be more to come.”

With sprint car racing’s biggest event, the Knoxville Nationals now in the books, many drivers looks at the remainder of the season as being less stressful and even “relaxed.” Kinser is quick to point out that when racing against the “best of the best,” each and every night, a driver and team has to always be on their game and performing 100-percent.

“You can never relax, especially when you are racing with the World of Outlaws, with all of the competition that is out there,” he noted. “Everyone puts their best foot forward at Knoxville and then when you leave there, some guys will be even more up on the wheel, if they had a bad showing at Knoxville. Everyone will still be racing just as hard after the (Knoxville) Nationals as they were before.”

With around 30 nights of racing remaining this season, Kinser is currently eighth in points, less than 25 markers behind Sheldon Haudenschild who sits seventh. The native of Bloomington, Ind., has recorded 21 top-10 finishes, with five of those being top-five showings.

“We’ll keep working on our program and our goal is to be to the point where we are a threat day in and day out,” said Kinser. “If we can keep getting top-fives the points will play out where there at. To be more consistent and consistently up front is what we are after.”

Tickets for the Gerdau Recycling Magic City Showdown Presented by Schatz Crossroads Truck Stop and Fastlane Car Wash, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Nodak Speedway on Sunday, August 20 can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

Fans can also save $5 on General Admission tickets when purchased at participating NAPA Auto Parts stores. Tickets buyers will exchange their NAPA receipt for a race ticket at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

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Sam Hafertepe Jr. – A Tale of Two Heats at Knoxville!

(Bill W) August 16, 2017 – Sam Hafertepe Jr. and the Keith Dobbs #15H team turned in a strong two weeks at the Knoxville Raceway. The Sunnyvale, Texas driver fell one spot short in his heat races in both the 360 and 410 Nationals, and that was a deciding factor in both. He would end up seventh in the 360 Nationals and fifth in the C main, just one spot out of a transfer in the Knoxville Nationals last Saturday night.

In the 360 Nationals, Sam timed in second quick on his qualifying night and started sixth in his heat. “We just didn’t get a good start in the heat and got behind two veteran 410 racers,” he says. “When you do that, those guys aren’t going to mess up. We did get by (Chad) Kemenah there, and we just couldn’t get by (Greg) Hodnett. He was blocking us hard, but understandably so. That’s what gets you in the feature. He went on to win as well”

The fifth-place finish sent him to the B. “We knew we had a good racecar from the beginning of the night,” says Sam. “We were able to take the lead at the end of the B after starting fourth. We started 21st in the A and ended up ninth. We just kind of ran out of laps. We still did get hard-charger.”

The effort was good enough to start 15th in the championship event of the 360 Nationals. “We slowly manipulated our way through the field there,” says Sam. “Eventually, we got up to seventh, and we were passing for sixth at the line. One little heat race really put us out of contention to win the whole deal. I felt that if we started in the top eight on Saturday night, we had the potential of going for the win. Track position is really key at a place like Knoxville.”

For the 410 Nationals, Sam timed in 23rd quick, putting him outside row two of the heat race. He would never get there, and have to start at the tail. “That was all my fault,” he says. “The bridge bolt in the inboard brake caliper never got tightened. Finally, it fell out and so did the rear pads. When we were lining up, I almost ran over the guy in front of me. I pulled out of line and they threw the yellow. We went in and disconnected the inboard brake. We raced with just the left front brake after the officials inspected it.”

Needing a top four finish, he climbed to fifth, narrowly missing a transfer spot. “We kind of tore through there pretty good,” says Sam. “We got all the way up to fifth, and coming for the line, I thought we were going to get there. Wayne (Johnson) had gotten messed up by the guy in front of him. We had been all over Terry (McCarl) the past three or four laps. We needed to get just one guy. Terry ended up getting by Wayne, and I came up a little short.”

That sent Sam to the B main. “We were quick in the B, but didn’t make it out,” he says. “We came back Friday, which is one of the hardest nights there is. We drew well, but I just basically messed up my lap.”

Starting sixth in the heat, with only the top three finishers moving to the feature, Sam came through. “We were able to get by Jac Haudenschild there to make it in the A,” he says. “That really showed the speed we had all week. We started 18th in the feature, and that’s tough. Being back in a lot of traffic, our car just wasn’t any good. I had a bad start too. We ended up pulling off at the end.”

His finish meant he would start eighth in the C main for Saturday’s finale. “We learned a lot over the week,” says Sam. “We changed all four torsion bars for Saturday. We changed a lot of things, and it’s the best I really felt in the car all week. Unfortunately, we ended just one spot out of a transfer to the B.”

Sam looks back at Knoxville, knowing the car had speed. “We’ve been really fast at Knoxville,” he says. “You have to perform every single time out, and we didn’t do that in our heat races. That was our biggest problem. We learned a lot of things that we can use next year.”

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Prices Overcomes Early Drama To Finish Sixth at Skagit Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Robbie Price can sum up Saturday’s event in Alger, WA as eventful. Having an axle fail in his heat race, Price and company would work diligently in the pit area and get back on track for the feature event where he would come away with a sixth place finish.

“It ended up being a pretty good night for the cards we were dealt,” Price said. “We had a tough night, the track was a little hooked up, so to come away with a sixth place finish is just fine.”

Setting the standard in qualifying time trials, Price would earn quick time honors aboard the Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal/Wheeler Paint Works/Rod End Supply No. 21 machine.

Lining up n the second row of his heat race, Price would work his way into the third spot when his rear axle would snap going into turn one. Going for a wild ride, Price would walk away with no injuries, but the race to get his car back for the feature would be on.

Able to get everything buttoned up, the Cobble Hill, BC driver would make the call for the feature event where he took the green flag from the 11th starting position.

On this night, the Skagit Speedway would stay hooked up during the entire night, and passing would be tough on the ultra fast surface. Though starting 11th, Price would show patience as track position was tough to come by.

Working his way forward quietly, Price would work his way towards the Top-Five when the race drew to an end as he would finish in the sixth spot.

“I have to thank everyone who helped us out on getting our car back together after the heat race,” Price said. “Like I said, it was a tough night, but overall it feels good to bounce back and come away with a sixth place finish.”

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.

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Mark Dobmeier – Strong Knoxville Nationals Precedes River Cities Outlaws!

(Bill W) August 16, 2017 – Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Racing/Polaris #13 turned in a strong Knoxville Nationals performance. After nearly winning the prelim on Thursday, the Grand Forks, North Dakota native would checker 12th in Saturday’s championship event. This Friday night, he’ll take on the World of Outlaws at his hometown River Cities Speedway before heading to Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota on Saturday, where he leads the point race.

Mark would qualify on Thursday at the Nationals. “It all comes down to the qualifying night, and the pill draw is a big part of it,” he says. “We drew a big one, so we were on the back row (30th in line). The team kept positive, even though we were watching the track slow down. We made some last-minute changes and tightened the car up. We ran the top of one and two, and the bottom of three and four. We ended up fifteenth quick out of over 50 cars there, so we felt satisfied with that.”

He started sixth in his heat race, with the top four moving on to the preliminary feature. “It was a hell of a heat race,” says Mark. “We were able to get moving right away. We drove up to third, and we felt really solid with that. Everything has been working for us this year.”

The invert in the main event put Mark on the pole. He would take off and lead most of the way. “I felt we had an excellent car,” he says. “At the end of the day, I felt the driver left a little bit out there towards the end of the race. I felt like in open air, no one was going to catch us. I knew lapped cars were going to be the key, and as I was catching them, I was a little too patient.”

He was caught behind a lapper, when David Gravel reeled him in. “I was waiting to gain on them and throw a slider,” says Mark. “Gravel showed me there was actually more moisture than I thought on the bottom. He went by me like I was standing still. There was one time I thought I’d get back by him in traffic, but he showed he had a strong car. I felt we’d run second at that point, but we were the first car to push off for the feature, and we had a bunch of yellows early. The last five laps the car was stumbling and running out of fuel. We were lucky to hold onto third at that point. I changed my line and made the track as short as I could, but if there was a late yellow, we would have been toast.”

It was good enough for Mark to lock the team into the 13th starting spot for Saturday night. “Thirteenth was kind of a good number for us you know!” he says. “We felt really positive going into the A main on Saturday night. We felt we had a good car, and my goal was to get it up into the top five. We felt we could do that if everything went right. It didn’t go as planned and we settled into twelfth place.”

The team was still happy with their showing. “At the end of the day, we were o.k. with that,” says Mark. “That’s the best of the best. It was a very strong showing for our team. I feel we’ve really upped our game this year on our big track program. I think that really showed at the Knoxville Nationals.”

Mark is just as excited for the WoO visit to Grand Forks this Friday. “The Outlaw show at River Cities is big for us,” he says. “Honestly, I think we look forward to this more than the Knoxville Nationals. You want to beat the Outlaws in our home town.”

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Drivers Lining Up To Compete In $3,000 To Win Cascade Wingless 360 Sprint Car Challenge At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II

White City, Oregon...We're less than two weeks away from the Cascade Wingless 360 Sprint Car Challenge, presented by Herz Precision Parts, and there are already some top notch competitors planning to come to Southern Oregon Speedway for a run at the $3,000 top prize being offered. The race happens on August 26th at the fast three-tenth mile clay oval, located in White City, Oregon at the Jackson Sports Park. The track has held some big Winged Sprint Car races through the years, but this is the biggest Wingless Sprint race ever held here. Promoter Mike McCann intends to make this an annual event.

It's just been confirmed that "The Human Highlight Reel" Geoff Ensign will be behind the wheel of the Ted Finkenbinder owned Sprinter. Ted may field a second car, but the #3f car will be driven by the third generation racer Ensign. Geoff has won many Wingless Spec Sprint and 360 Sprint Car races, including USAC wins in Finkenbinder's cars. This year, Geoff has excelled at winged racing as the point leader at both Petaluma and Watsonville and second in points in the Civil War Series. The Cascade Sprint Car Challenge offers Geoff an opportunity to indulge in his love of Wingless Sprint Car racing and make a run at the big prize being offered. He may be the driver to beat.

We're still waiting on word from Kyle Miller, who has won some big Wingless Sprint Car races in Oregon through the years. However, two other big stars from the state are confirmed. Tim Alberding and Lance Hallmark are coming to make a run at the money. Alberding is a multi time Wingless Sprint Car champion and currently second on the NWWT circuit this season. Hallmark is in the midst of his second straight Top 5 point season with the NWWT Sprint Series. He's still looking for his first win of the season, but he won twice last year, including a $2,000 payday at Coos Bay.

Another Californian coming up for the big show will be Rowdy McClennon. McClennon was one of the stars on the Wingless Spec Sprint circuit during the the past seven years and is the 2012-2013 Chico champion. He's been running winged races recently. He had a win at Southern Oregon Speedway last year and won a 410 Sprint Car race at Marysville a couple seasons ago. McClennon is coming to make a run at what could potentially be his biggest wingless win, and he would have to be considered a serious contender.

2014 NWWT point runnerup Mike Romig is on the list of about a dozen racers who has said they are planning to come race so far. The Vancouver, WA resident, who hasn't been running the NWWT series regularly since 2014, finished sixth at Willamette behind past top 5 ranked NWWT racer Mark Herz last week. Herz is a staunch supporter of Wingless Sprint Car racing in Oregon and has sponsored several races, including the Cascade Sprint Car Challenge. Steve Hix is a regular with the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Tour. He's currently contending for a Top 10 point position there. He has family near Southern Oregon Speedway and is looking forward to a visit.

Kyler Barraza could clinch the track's Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Series championship with a good finish on August 19th. He's already a two time Southern Oregon Sprint Tour champion with multiple Coos Bay championships, and he's won wingless races in the past. Kyler was at Willamette for a wingless show last week. He hasn't run without a wing in a few years, but he won the Trophy Dash. He's a bit more familiar with Southern Oregon Speedway. Whether with wings or without, Barraza will be tough to beat at his home track.

The Cascade Sprint Car Challenge is offering a nice payday. No Main Event starter makes less than $250. After $3,000 to win, the $1,500 prize for second and $1,000 for third are stll pretty nice. There are some good racers already committed to the show, and whoever wins will have to bring their A game. It's all happening on August 26th at Southern Oregon Speedway. Race information can be found, www.southernoregonspeedway.com/cascade.pdf, and the track web page is www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

 

 

TKS Motorsports – Putting It in the Show!

(Bill W) August 15, 2017 – The TKS Motorsports #2KS team and driver Austin McCarl turned in a great Capitani Classic and Knoxville Nationals at the Knoxville Raceway last week. After finishing fifth in the “Cappy”, the Altoona, Iowa driver locked himself into Saturday night’s championship event. The team is tentatively planning on running at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota Saturday.

First up was the Capitani Classic a week ago Sunday. “We’re trying to bounce back from the crash a month ago,” says team owner and crew chief Troy Renfro. “We’ve been building things back up and things came together nicely at the right time. We were really happy with the fifth-place finish with seventy cars there. It was good for us points-wise. It can either help you, or hurt you. It’s a flip the coin deal, and it ended up helping us.”

“In my opinion, the Capitani is one of the toughest one-night events in the country,” says Austin. “We were good enough to qualify well and get through the heat. We started fifth. Luckily, we had a good 25 laps. We had a great race with Chad Kemenah there for a while. I was lucky enough to clear him in traffic and finish in the top five. That was a huge confidence boost heading into Wednesday of Nationals.”

Qualifying night on Wednesday started on the right foot. “We qualified well,” says Troy. “We were happy with 11th, but we could have been a touch better. It wasn’t anything on Austin. It was just the way the racetrack was. We were really happy with the heat race. Austin has worked a lot on his starts, and he’s done a great job of learning. The heat race is the key to the whole thing at the Nationals. You have to get through that heat race and get as many points as you can.”

“We could have done a thing or two to be a little quicker, but you can always say that after the fact,” agrees Austin. “The start of the heat race was huge for us. We got to third right away. On the start, I kind of pinched Sheldon (Haudenschild) and we got a good run on (Aaron) Reutzel. We were able to run second for a while, but Kerry (Madsen) got us at the end. It was good enough to get in the show.”

Austin would start beside Kyle Larson in the front row of the main event. “Austin was running some good laps on the top there,” says Troy. “Kyle was on the bottom, and you have to go where those guys aren’t. That’s what he was doing. A mud clod came up through at that point, knocked the plug wire off and broke the plug. It shoved the mud guard right up between the header. We had to pry that out. He kept it on top and tried to keep it wound up. It’s all about points. He did a great job to finish fifth. We’re really proud of him.”

“I wish we would have had all eight cylinders,” laments Austin. “I think we really had a shot at Kyle. Who knows what would have happened? I at least think we could have led a few laps. If the engine runs, I think we had a win or at least a podium, but we were lucky for it to hold on the last 17 laps. To finish in the top five was lucky. We were fortunate we didn’t have more yellows.”

Austin had accumulated 466 points. “You’re nervous sitting seventh (on the night),” says Troy. “I’ve done this a long time, and we knew where we were in points…usually that safe zone is 468. It doesn’t sound like much, but you want to be in the top six. It depends on the next night, and how many of the quick guys get out of the heat and do well on the feature.”

Austin was nervous as well. “Thursday was pretty nerve-wracking,” he says. “I think I was more nervous watching my Dad (Terry) and calculating points. It was nice to end up 11th in the points and know that you’re in.”

Unfortunately, a part failure would end the team’s night early in Saturday’s championship. “We were having some issues even at the start of the feature,” says Troy. “We were a little tight. Then we had the motor expire with a part failure. In three years, we haven’t had a motor issue at all. This was nobody’s fault. It was a part failure, and that’s racing. All in all, I’m very proud of our entire team. I’m proud of Austin and what he’s done. I’ve known all along how good he was. He’s just needed the opportunity, and he’s shown what he can do when he has one. He’s come so far, and I hope everyone sees the progress he’s made. He’s shown what I’ve always known he can show.”

Troy is proud of the entire team and the individuals surrounding it. “It’s not just the people who work on the car,” he says. “I’ve got people I can lean on that have had great success. I lean on Don Lamberti and Bob Myers. I lean on my in-laws Rick and Belinda Lander. They are successful in business. I know race cars, but I’ve never been a people person. When I have to lean on them, they step in and help. Jonathan Goetz came in and helped me with the car. I can’t say enough about him. He took a load off for me, and he didn’t want anything outside of the room and board we gave him for it. That meant a lot to us. We also want to thank Kevin DeBerg of DeBerg Concrete for helping us out on Saturday.”

Other things also remind us that life is much bigger than racing. “Our thoughts were with Harley Van Dyke, who lost his daughter,” says Troy. “I can’t imagine what he was going through. What that team did in pulling together was amazing. In the end, it’s family that comes first.”

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Plenty of Laps: Jac Haudenschild returns to Red River Valley Speedway

WEST FARGO, N.D. — August 16, 2017 — Jac Haudenschild has raced in more World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series main events at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., than any other driver who is expected to compete with the series at the track this weekend. The Ohio native circled the track for the first time with the Outlaws back in 1986 and has made 38 starts with the series at Red River Valley Speedway in the years following. Haudenschild has a pair of wins in his Hall of Fame career at the track, including in his most recent visit to the now three-eighths-mile in 2012. That victory came with the Arctic Car All Star Circuit of Champions.

Haudenschild returns to Red River Valley Speedway this weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series for the Gerdau Recycling Duel in the Dakotas on Saturday, August 19. The event was originally scheduled for June 17 and postponed by inclement weather. All tickets and pit pass armbands from the originally scheduled date will be honored on Saturday.

“We haven’t been there and seen the track in a few years, so we’ll take a look at it when we get there and see how that compares to what I remember from there in the past,” said Haudenschild. “We are with a good team and in a good race car, so we should be able to adapt when we get there and hopefully have a good run.”

In his last three starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Red River Valley Speedway, Haudenschild has finished on the podium in each and every one. Over the years, the native of Wooster, Ohio has racked up 27 top-10 finishes at the track, the most of any active driver with the series, with 17 of those being top-five performances.

“We enjoy going to the high banked tracks, so Fargo should be a good one for us,” Haudenschild said. “Those are types of tracks where you have to keep your speed and momentum up and that seems to fit my driving style.”

The Hall of Famer pilots the No. 17 machine for the Stenhouse Jr. Wood Racing team, which is in their first full season on the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Haudenschild climbed behind the wheel for the team near the end of June. In his second start with the team, he suffered a concussion, which kept him out of action for three races. The veteran driver picked up his best finish with the team recently on the opening night of the Ironman 55 weekend at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Missouri, coming home eighth.

The team scored their first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win back on June 13, when Kyle Larson won a thriller at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska, driving the team’s back-up car, as a “test session.”

“It’s good to work with a new team,” Haudenschild noted. “We’re all working hard and learning and things seems to be going pretty good. We’ve only been in the car for a little over a month, so everything is still coming together. We’ll just keep at it and hopefully we can keep getting faster and have solid runs.”

Haudenschild is paired with veteran crew chief Tyler Swank, who joined the Stenhouse Jr. Wood Racing team prior to this season. Like Haudenschild, Swank has been on the road for a large portion of his career and has a big notebook to draw from, when it comes to tracks the Outlaws race at.

“The biggest thing with a new team is working with the mechanic and getting the car as close as you can,” Haudenschild explained. “Everyone is so fast out here and has been working on things for half the season, so we are trying to get up to speed as quick as we can. Things seems to be going in the right direction.”

Being back on the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has afforded Haudenschild the opportunity to race with and against his son, Sheldon, night in and night out. The younger Haudenschild is in the midst of his rookie season with the Outlaws and has been very impressive, recording 25 top-10 finishes to date, with nine of those being top-five runs. S. Haudenschild has also led a number of laps as he closes in on his first-career Outlaws win. The elder Haudenschild has 56 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wins in his illustrious career, which is 13th on the series all-time win list.

“It’s been a lot of fun getting to race against Sheldon out here,” said J. Haudenschild. “He’s been fast and having a good season. Hopefully we can get up front and run with him, since that’s where he’s been running most of this season.”

Tickets for the “Duel in the Dakotas,” featuring World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, June 17 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023.

Fans can also save $5 on General Admission tickets when purchased at participating NAPA Auto Parts stores. Tickets buyers will exchange their NAPA receipt for a race ticket at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

All tickets and pit pass armbands from the originally scheduled race on June 17 will be honored on Saturday, August 19.

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Race of Champions Sportsman Tour Returns for Jibs Action Sports Autograph Night and Kids Race

 

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – August 16, 2017 – A massive night of racing is scheduled for Friday, August 18 at Ohsweken Speedway for Kids Race and Autograph Night presented by Jibs Action Sports. The Race of Champions Sportsman Tour returns to Ohsweken after the originally scheduled event was rained out on June 23. The race marks the second and final chance for Sportsman drivers to race at Ohsweken in 2017.

The remainder of this week’s schedule is action-packed after rain washed out last week’s Feature races. Double Features are on tap for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks and the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket all have full events on tap as well.

Friday is also the final Autograph Night of the Season where fans will be able to meet their favourite drivers up close for autographs and photos. It is also the second Kids Race in support of the Canadian National Autism Foundation (CNAF). A large contingent of CNAF supporters and representatives will be on hand to help promote autism awareness.

Race time is 7:30pm with Pit Gates scheduled to open at 5:30pm and Spectator Gates opening at 6:00pm. Admission for adults is just $14, $10 for seniors (65+), Youths (13-17), while kids age 7-12 are only $3. Children 6 and under are free.

Race of Champions Sportsman Tour The Race of Champions Sportsman Tour last visited Ohsweken in 2016 at the Northern Crate Nationals when Chad Chevalier, a regular Sportsman driver in the Niagara Region, went to Victory Lane. Brad Rouse won the Race of Champions Sportsman Tour season opener at Humberstone Speedway on July and also won the Sportsman Feature at Ohsweken earlier this season on July 25. Sportman Modifieds were a weekly division at Ohsweken until the conclusion of the 2007 season when they moved to a special event format. Jay Mallory of St. Catharines is the all-time Ohsweken Sportsman wins leader with 29 career victories. He’ll try for number 30 on Friday night. For additional information, visit www.rocmodifiedseries.com.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car drivers are tasked with a busy night of action. They will compete in double Features as last week’s race is made-up at the beginning of the night. Cory Turner and current division point leader Dylan Westbrook are scheduled to start on the front row for the first Feature before moving into the full regularly scheduled program. With no points awarded for last week’s rainout, Westbrook maintains his 44-point advantage over Jim Huppunen while Mikey Kruchka and Cory Turner sit tied for third. Mitch Brown rounds out the current top-five.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car drivers are eager to return to competition this week after three thrilling heat races last Friday night. Their rained out Feature will be made-up on Friday, August 25. The teams are reloaded for action this week and Mack DeMan once again enters as the point leader with a slim seven-point gap over Holly Porter. Porter’s teammate Jesse McDonald is 20 points off the lead in third while Mike Thorne and Shone Evans round out the top-five.

 


 

Tanner Fox Returns to Ohsweken For Monster Mash on September 8

 By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – August 15, 2017 –Tanner Fox is making a return to Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, September 8 at the Action Xpo Monster Mash presented by Insta-Insulation. After rain left Tanner Fox unable to compete during the first-ever ActionXpo on July 1, Ohsweken is excited to have the Californian YouTube star returning to drive a Monster Truck at the show. The event will feature four Monster Trucks, including Overkill Evolution and Higher Education, as well as Anger Management and Temperature Rising.

Ohsweken is also excited to announce it is hosting an exclusive paid VIP Meet and Greet with Tanner Fox from 5:00pm to 7:00pm prior to the event. Meet and Greet tickets will be for sale for $75 each and include one Youth Meet and Greet ticket and two tickets to the event. Only 300 Meet and Greet tickets are available and are being sold exclusively online at http://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com.

Additional event tickets are available for $14 for Adults, $3 for Kids age 7-12 while Kids 6 and Under are free but do require a ticket. In addition to the Tanner Fox Meet and Greet, fans will also see him and three other Monster Trucks in action in a thrilling freestyle contest.

Also scheduled for competition at the event are Ohsweken’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, the first Scramble race for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars and Mechanics Races for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

Event time is 7:30pm. For additional information on Ohsweken Speedway, including a full schedule of 2017 events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com. ———————————————————– Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, August 18 when Jibs Action Sports presents the second Kids Race for the Canadian National Autism Foundation and Autograph Night. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprints Cars and Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks will run their make-up Features from this week’s rainout as well as complete programs for the new night of competition. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers will also be in action for a full night of racing. Race time is 7:30pm. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. ———————————————————– Tickets Available Now! Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway's 2017 major events, including the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, Meet and Greet with Tanner Fox on September 8 and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.

About Insta-Insulation: Insta-Insulation has been satisfying customers since 1991, delivering superior service, expertise, and insulation products in the Greater Toronto Area and throughout Southwestern Ontario. They provide only the best to their customers, and they are committed to helping you save money, and get the most out of your investment. As the official insulation contractor for Mike Holmes of Holmes Inspection and Bryan Baeumler of Leave it to Bryan, Insta-Insulation is held to the highest customer expectations on a daily basis. Insta-Insulation boasts knowledgeable and skilled people throughout every level of their company across all of its Ontario markets. Call Insta-Insulation toll-free at 1-800-668-0311, and visit their website at www.InstaInsulation.com. 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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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.

 

Park Jefferson Speedway

Championship Night has arrived at the Park Jefferson Speedway, as this Saturday the track will crown it’s 6 IMCA Champions. In addition, drivers in the IMCA RACESaver class will be competing for their Road to the Iron Cup event with a draw/redraw format paying $500 to win along with $25 drawings for 2-5 and 6-24. Finally, the Keizer Wheels Championship 360 Sprint Cars will return for their final stand-alone event competing for $1500 to win. The point battles have been very close all season in many divisions. None closer than the J&J Fitting Stock Cars, which has seen a myriad of competitors hold the top spot with Greg Taylor now holding top honors by just 2 points. The SignMasters IMCA Mods see Bob Moore by 15 points over Ricky Stephan, Todd Boulware 10 points over Rusty Montagne, and David Bates 8 points over Luk Jackson. Craig Clift clings to a 5 point advantage over David Miller and 6 over Aaron Shearn, and Colin Smith has assured himself of the first ever IMCA RACESaver Sprint title at Park Jefferson with a 73 point lead. The Keizer Wheel 360 sprint cars will still have 3 point nights remaining, but this week’s races should go a long way toward determining the ultimate track champion who received the $1,000 check courtesy of Keizer Wheels and Hoosier Tire point money. Flyin Ryan Bickett has been coming on strong all season, and passed long term point leader Cody Hansen on July 15th to take over the top spot. The Ramona native has 1 feature win to his credit, while the Nunda based Hansen has yet to find victory lane. Elliot Amdahl has continued consistent performances and sits in 3rd place ahead of Omaha’s Cody Ledger, who has been the man to beat the last month. Drivers will have this event, and then earn points in both of the Nebraska 360 vs MSTS shootouts on August 26th and September 16th in what is the MSTS point finale. The point championship was originally slated for August 26, but with the reworked schedule, the decision was made to award points for the touring shows on Aug 26 and Sept 16. The purse for the August 26 show paying $1,500 to win and $200 to start will now be this Saturday. Gates open this Saturday at 5 pm with hot laps set for 6:30. Adult tickets are $12, seniors 70 are $5, children 6-16 are $2 and under 6 are free. The Budweiser Clubhouse will be open for an additional $12 upgrade to any ticket. For more information, go to www.parkjeff.com or call 712-202-5540.

 

GUT WRENCHER FOR GRAVEL: Car #5 Suffers Setback While Leading Nationals
CJB team shows speed and poise; set to heat into the Great North

CARLISLE, PA. - August 15, 2017 - The Knoxville Raceway was abuzz with excitement as the 57th annual 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals neared its halfway point. Watertown, Conn.'s David Gravel had proven that his CJB Motorsports #5 was the class of the field by leading the first 22 circuits of the fifty-lap event.

However, as Gravel contended the 23rd lap, something went amiss under the hood that hushed the entire crowd of 30,000 plus spectators at the Marion County Fairgrounds.


"I started to hear something coming apart in the engine going down the back stretch," explained Gravel. "By the time I reached (turns) three and four, I knew we were done. It's very disappointing, no doubt. I really would have liked to have seen how that night would have played out. I felt like we were very fast. The car was pretty much driving itself right before we had our issue."

The result was not what the team was hoping for, given how the car had performed on Toyota Qualifying night just two evenings prior on Thursday, August 10th. Despite the setback, Gravel and the CJB team feel as though they made a statement with their Nationals performance.

"We certainly showed some speed," said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "I think if all the things stay the same, we should be able to come back next year and be very competitive. We're looking forward to that, actually. We are very proud, though, of how we ran all week."

 

The team now resets their focus on capturing the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series title. Car #5 is well within striking distance in third, only 128 markers behind points leader and Knoxville Nationals champion Donny Schatz as the series makes its' second stop at River Cities Speedway near Grand Forks, N.D. on Friday, August 18th. Gravel won the June event there earlier this year.

"The North Dakota swing will be fine," said Gravel, whom is seeking his 14th Outlaw win of the season. "Grand Forks is a fun place. I haven't been to Fargo (Red River Valley Speedway) since we ran the All Stars there. That'll be a fun stop on Saturday night. We wrap it up with Minot (Nodak Speedway) on Sunday night. North Dakota certainly has a lot of sprint car action going on. It's a fun time of the year. A World of Outlaws Championship is certainly a possibility but we're going to have to run pretty much perfect here. If we can duplicate the run we had at Knoxville, we'll be in really good shape."

BOX SCORE:

Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led
Knoxville 1 21 22

2017 STATS:

Events: 60

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 14

Top-5's: 35

Top-10's: 51

Heat Race Wins: 18

Dash Wins: 7

Average Time Trial: 6.8

Average A-main finish: 5.9

Total Laps Led: 302

*Stats from Williams Grove event on 7/22 not yet added.*

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

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

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

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

 

 

FAST 410 & FAST 305 Sprints Highlight Summer Shootout Presented by J.S. Bova Excavating

(Mercer, PA August 14, 2017): This Saturday, August 19th, the FAST On Dirt Series will invade Mercer Raceway Park with their 410 and 305 sprint divisions for the “Summer Shootout” Presented by J.S. Bova Excavating. This is the first time that the FAST Series will bring both of their divisions to the speedway, in what some are calling an epic battle between the Western PA locals versus the Ohio Natives. Between track and series officials, we are anticipating 70+ sprint cars in the pits for this event for what certainly should be a show you won't want to miss. The 410 Sprint Cars will be $3,000 to win and the 305 Sprint Cars will be $1,000 to win.

The FAST Series was started in 2009 by three fans, rewarding the Fremont and Attica regulars. Since then, it has branched out to other area tracks showcasing the Ohio talent at many tracks that don't regularly have the 410 and 305 Sprint Cars. Bringing the FAST Series to Mercer Raceway Park is an excellent opportunity for local fans to see the talents of other drivers from all over Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan battle it out for the bragging rights.

The "Summer Shootout” is being presented by local business, J.S. Bova Excavating, out of Struthers, Ohio. J.S. Bova Excavating has been around since 2013 specializing in underground utilities and site work. J.S. Bova has 36 employees, they serve all over the Western PA and Eastern Ohio regions. They are big in the racing world as their son, Cody Bova, is a FAST 305 Series driver along with a local competitor at Mercer as well.

The “Summer Shootout” will feature the two FAST On Dirt classes, 410 Sprints and 305 Sprints. Along with these two classes, the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Mods will be present going for $800 to win. It should be a battle between multiple drivers as it has been all season with Jimmy Holden coming out on top so far, followed closely by Lonny Riggs and Kyle Fink.

The Rock Concrete Supply Mod Lites will be $400 to win with a chance to win an extra $200 bonus. J.S. Bova Excavating will be putting up a $200 bonus to any driver that can win and beat Mark Marcucci on Saturday. Marcucci has been on fire lately, recently capturing his 40th win at Mercer Raceway Park.

Last but not least, the Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks will be there as well at $200 to win. It will be exciting to watch Bill Fuchs and Tim Callahan battle it out within the last weeks of the points.

Show up points will be awarded to the 410 and 305 Sprint Car classes. All other divisions are normal points.

Pit gates will be opened at 4 p.m. Hot laps and qualifying at 6 p.m. Heats will start at 7 p.m. Camping is welcome and free for the weekend.

General Admission prices are as follows. Adults are $15, Seniors are $13, Students are $8, Children 8 and under are free. General Admission Family Pass is $35 for 2 adults and up to 4 minors of any age. Pit passes are $35.

Follow us on twitter at "http://www.twitter.com/mercerraceway">@MercerRaceway for a ticket giveaway this week.

Two VIP Booths are still available for Saturday. Contact Eric at eric@mercerracewaypark.com for more info.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

Marketing partners of Mercer Raceway Park for 2107 include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Ritenour Equipment Center, Pizza Joe's, AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson's, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, Herr's Foods, the American Cancer Society, Sunburst Environmental, and Lias Tires.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

 

 

Classic Weekend Cornhole Board Raffle and Tournament to Benefit Serese Shampine Marotta, Families Fighting Flu

OSWEGO, NY (August 15, 2017) - Amidst all of the excitement, festivities and on track action taking place throughout Budwesier International Classic Weekend 2017 at Oswego Speedway will be a special Cornhole Board Raffle to benefit Serese Shampine Marotta and the ‘Families Fighting Flu’ Foundation.

The daughter of Supermodified legend Jim Shampine, Marotta lost her son to the flu several years ago and since then, herself and her husband Joe, have spent a great deal of time spreading the word about the seriousness of the epidemic and have also joined as members of Families Fighting Flu.

Families Fighting Flu is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) volunteer-based advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the lives of children. The organization includes families whose children have suffered serious medical complications or died from influenza, as well as other advocates and health care practitioners committed to flu prevention. In honor of these children, Families Fighting Flu works to increase awareness about the seriousness of the disease and to reduce the number of childhood hospitalizations and deaths caused by the flu each year by increasing vaccination rates.

Several cornhole boards have been built by sponsors Tom Salvador and John Proctor in a joint effort with the speedway, and one of those boards features Shampine’s legendary paint scheme and ‘eight ball,’ which will be raffled off by the end of the weekend. All of the money will go to the Families Fighting Flu organization.

“As a huge fan of Jimmy Shampine growing up, I feel it's important we do things like this to keep his legacy going,” Salvador said. “After 35 years the impact he left on the fans and this race track is still felt. That we can remember him and raise some money for a charity so important to his daughter Serese is a truly wonderful thing.”

Tickets for the cornhole board raffle will be available beginning this week at the track’s novelty stand, while the winner will be announced on Sunday of Classic Weekend. A cornhole tournament will also take place in the pit area on Classic Friday during the Party in the Pits, with more details expected to be announced. The tournament will also benefit the charity. Purchase prices are either $5 for one ticket or 3 tickets for $10. Should you have any questions, contact speedway public relations director Camden Proud for more information by emailing cproud@oswegospeedway.com.

Budweiser International Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway will get underway on Friday, September 1 when Central NY Chevy Dealers presents Classic Qualifying Night for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS. The 150-lap NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour ‘Toyota Mod Classic’ presented by McDonald’s will take place on Saturday, September 2 along with the ISMA Supernationals, while the Bud Light Classic 75 for the Small Block Supers and Budweiser International Classic 200 for the Supermodifieds will take place on Sunday, September 3. Tickets can be purchased by stopping at the speedway box office or phoning a speedway representative at (315)-342-0646.

The next on track event for the speedway will take place this Saturday, August 19 when CNY CPR and Bosco’s presents $5 Fan Appreciation Track Championship Night at the ‘Steel Palace.’ Racing will include championship events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS plus a driver autograph session to kickoff the evening’s festivities. Kids 16 and under will be admitted free with a paid adult.

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

 

 

Adam Kekich

8-17-2017 - As the race season has progressed, Adam has had more opportunities to show off what his Kriner powered GF1 machine can do, what the team can do, and how he has progressed since moving into the 410 sprint division a few short years ago.

7-18-2017 - The team loaded up the McCandless Ford machine and headed to Lernerville for the prestigious Don Martin Memorial. Adam qualified 10th quick in the field of 39 World of Outlaw competitors, which set him to start 5th in his heat. Unable to transfer to the feature from the heat, Adam ran the B, and while the car was fast he was just not able to move forward and transfer.

7-28-2017 - Back at Attica to run with the F.A.S.T series. The 5K qualified 9th and won the heat race. When the green flew on the A Main, Adam worked his way from his 6th place starting spot to 4th, but burned off the tires and dropped back for a 13th place finish.

7-29-2017 - The F.A.S.T series moved on to Fremont for the second night of a double header weekend. Adam posted the 5th quickest time in qualifying. Lined up 3rd for the heat race, the 5K held its spot to move on to the feature. Adam started the main event in 6th and finished 8th. "While we lost a couple spots tonight" Adam commented after the race, "we gained a lot of knowledge on how to make this car work on a slick track". "Looking forward to our next race here".

8/5/2017 - If there is an event the team looks forward to every year, it's the Putzy Kekich Memorial at Mercer Raceway Park. This year Adam rolled in with confidence in his team and fond memories of his Grandpa. The entire night was a tribute to the man that truly made sprint car racing a Kekich Family Tradition. Adam ran 3rd in his heat race, and lined his machine up to start the feature from the 7th spot. Coming on strong, he had made his way to 3rd when he hopped over the cushion and dropped back. He battled his way back up to 7th and ran out of laps. "We had a car that could have won tonight" he lamented, I cost us this one".

8-12-2017 - The team headed to Mansfield Speedway for the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals, a huge event bringing many of the regions best teams to duke it out for $15,000, and a chance to lock in for the 2018 Sprint Car World Championship paying $100,000 to the winner. The huge 1/2 mile track didn't intimidate the team or their driver, as they started their heat on the pole and settled in to run the entire race in 2nd spot unchallenged. This secured one of the 3 transfer spots into the night's A Main with a 5th place starting position. From the drop of the green, you would have thought Adam had hundreds of laps on the new dirt surface as he marched forward. After a few laps in 3rd, Adam powered around the top to take the 2nd spot and never looked back. Not only was the night a confidence booster for the team and driver, but it locked the Kekich machine into next years $100,000 to win event.

Click below to watch highlights from the Mansfield Race.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRCXFT3xH1E

 

 

DALTON HILL RETURNS TO USAC ACTION AT SANTA MARIA WITH TOP 10

MADERA RANCHOS, CALIFORNIA (August 15, 2017) – After a three month break due to engine woes, Dalton Hill returned to USAC West Coast 360 action on Saturday night with a top-ten finish at Santa Maria. Hill drives the #81D Montage for Ag KPC Gowens with both wings and without wings while also competing in selected Micro Sprint races as well.

"Honestly it just felt good to get back in the car and just drive a Sprint Car again," Hill said. "Running up front and finishing eighth was just a bonus and a great learning experience."

Hill was 20th out of 21 cars in the qualifying order and timed in 12th quick with a 14.048 second lap. The car was very free in qualifying but with Santa Maria a track that gets heavier as the night goes on, the team elected to make minimal changes going into the heat race.

He started his heat race on the pole and searched the track while fighting tight conditions. He went on to finish third. The team went back and freed the car up for the feature. Hill lined up on the pole position for the 30 lap feature in just his second career series start.

Hill managed the pressure from starting on the pole jumping up behind Max Adams as the field went down the backstretch. A multi-car crash slowed the action behind them and gave Hill another shot from the pole. Hill drag raced Ryan Stolz for the first lap side-by-side before settling into second.

A little bit of jockeying saw Hill drift back near the bottom half of the top-ten by halfway with the left rear tire going down. The final laps were a handful as Hill nursed a flat right front and a broken left front spindle as well. The 19 year-old driver managed to hang on in the Double D's Motorsports entry to finish eighth in a strong return to competition.

The strong learning night should bode well for Hill as they look to compete more as the season goes on. Their next scheduled race is Friday night August 25th with the wings on at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville with the Taco Bravo 360 Sprint Cars.

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

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

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

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (August 15, 2017) – Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP will be racing at the Manistee County Fairgrounds in Onekama, Michigan, this Friday, for the first time since July 18, 1999. The race, originally scheduled for August 4th rained out, and will be the fifth and final race of the 2017 MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge, determining the BLC champion.

The MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge offers drivers the opportunity to focus on a mini-championship with its own point fund within the full Sprints on Dirt series points chase. The champion will receive $1,000; 2nd, $600; 3rd, $400; 4th, $300; 5th, $200; 6th, $100. All Manistee SOD competitors who do not receive point fund money will receive a $100 bonus.

Steve Irwin (Fenton, MI) leads Thomas Schinderle (Berkley, MI), Gregg Dalman (Bellevue, MI), Chris Jones (Allen, MI), and Robert Bulloch (Pittsford, MI).

The Allstar Performance Open Wheel Spectacular is next on Saturday. It will be the second 2017 appearance of Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP at Mike Blackmer’s Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan, “Michigan’s Premier Dirt Track.” 2007 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Rookie of the Year Ryan Ruhl won the July 8th caution-free feature at Merritt.

For the second time this year, SOD competitors will have the opportunity to race with SOD and in non-winged competition in the same program Saturday. Steve Irwin will race in both divisions and 2016 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Champion Brian Smith are expected to race in both divisions Saturday. Smith won the non-winged portion of the dual program at Hartford Speedway on July 9th.

For more information about MAHLE/Clevite, go to https://catalog.mahle-aftermarket.com/eu/home/index.xhtml?l=EN. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. For more information about Sprints on Dirt, visit www.sprintsondirt.com and the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page.

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.

 

 

The $5,000-to-win Mark Forni Classic invades Placerville Speedway this Saturday August 19

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – August 15, 2017…The El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway is geared up to hold one of the biggest nights in the 2017 season with the 12th annual Mark Forni Classic on deck this Saturday August 19.

The Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car feature at the Mark Forni Classic will once again pay a solid $5,000-to-win and is expected to bring a stout field of cars to the red clay. Also in competition Saturday will be the Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association.

Following the races a pit party will be held with live music performed by Auburn Road.

The Forni family has a great history in El Dorado County, with deep ties to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds and much of the land on which it sits. Much like his forefathers, Mark Forni had a great passion for the county fair and its attributes, especially the race track.

From the time he was a young child and the days when Placerville Speedway was known as “Old Hangtown Speedway,” Mark was actively involved with weekly auto races, always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need involved with the sport he loved.

Later in life, Mark continued his contributions to local auto racing, sponsoring many race teams with his business, Forni’s Trucking. He later became a member of the El Dorado County Fair Board and focused on the issues regarding the future of the fair and the speedway. Mark Forni believed in working relationships. He understood the importance of race promoters, sponsorships and the one key element for every event to be successful, the spectator.

In November of 2004, Mark was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. During his final months, Mark had the opportunity to say goodbye to friends and family and spend some special moments with his wife and children, a bittersweet time for those who knew and loved him so much. In the summer of 2005, Mark passed away at the early age of 45

The Placerville Best Western is also extending a discount by mentioning the "Placerville Speedway Racers Rate" when booking rooms for any of these upcoming events, including the Mark Forni Classic this Saturday, the Sprint Car Challenge Tour event on Friday August 25 and the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout on Thursday-Saturday September 21-23.

The Mark Forni Classic begins the start of just two races to go in the Red Hawk Casino weekly championship season.

Current point leader Steven Tiner from Visalia has been the hottest driver as of late with the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprints and is coming off his third win of the season last weekend. It matched Roseville’s Sean Becker for the most wins this year in the division. Becker also happens to be the reigning Forni Classic winner and has the most triumphs at the event with three to his credit.

Other past Mark Forni Classic champions expected on Saturday will include two-time winners Andy Forsberg of Auburn and Greg Decaires of Elk Grove, along with single-time victors Kyle Hirst of Paradise, Andy Gregg of Placerville and Mason Moore of Princeton.

The Ltd. Late Model division has been all about Live Oak racer Matt Michelli, who picked up his eighth win of 2017 last week. Other winners this year have included Ryan McDaniel and Ray Trimble. Jason Palmer brings the Pure Stock point lead into Saturday and will be going after his fourth win of the season following a runner up finish to last year’s champ Nick Baldwin this past week. Orville Owens and Dan Jinkerson are tied with Palmer for the most victories this season.

Adult tickets this Saturday will cost $15, while seniors 62 plus and juniors 12-15 will be $13, 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. A happy hour will be offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand.

Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5pm, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust qualifying scheduled to begin around 5:30pm and heat races expected to fire-off around 6:30pm.

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 9200 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.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday August 19: 12th annual Mark Forni Classic $5,000-to-win: Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, NCDCA Dwarf Cars

Friday August 25: Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards and C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour

Saturday September 16: Championship Night- Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, NCDCA Dwarf Cars, Vintage Hard Tops

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Sprintweek a Success!

(Bill W) August 15, 2017 – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team capped off a successful Knoxville Nationals by making the championship finale. After promoting what many said was one of the best Front Row Challenge’s in history, the Altoona, Iowa driver put himself on the third row of the Knoxville Nationals championship event. TMAC is planning on running with the World of Outlaws this weekend in North Dakota at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks Friday, Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo Saturday, and Nodak Speedway in Minot Sunday.

TMAC was very happy with Southern Iowa Sprintweek. “Most of my prayers were answered over the ten days,” he says. “Everyone was safe, we had great weather, and a great crowd. The Front Row Challenge may have been the best one ever. My son (Austin) made the A main at the Knoxville Nationals. That was something I was really praying and hoping for. It was a great ten days. Knoxville, and everyone did a good job in every aspect. People don’t realize the work and logistics that go into it. John McCoy, Kendra Jacobs and everyone involved did a great job.”

After struggling in qualifying for much of the season, the team put together a third quick effort last Thursday at the Nationals. “I seem to pull things out in these big races sometimes,” says TMAC. “We were third quick, and then I think we pulled the toughest heat in retrospect. We had a great start and we were able to get through there. Getting through the heat is really the key to the whole thing.”

TMAC’s third place finish in the heat meant starting the prelim inside row four. “We kind of missed it in the feature,” he says. “We were o.k., we just weren’t great. We held our own there in seventh, and that put us on the third row of the Knoxville Nationals. We can’t complain about that!”

He talked about his thoughts heading into Saturday night’s championship. “Starting in the third row there…we were solid. We went to the front straight, and I was thinking, ‘I can win this!’ If we had the car, we were capable of winning if things went our way.”

Things started well. “We had a great start,” says TMAC. “We were running fourth coming off of two. It was really rough down in three and four. It was tough to miss it. We were going at it back there and mixing it up. I thought we’d be right there in the top five, but we’ve had some bleeder problems lately and that plagued us a little bit. We got loose and fell back a bit. We had a good run on a restart, and I was on Brian Brown’s rear bumper. I got into a rut in turn three and it threw me into the fence. I thought it knocked the front end out of it, but it bent the front wheel and got us discombobulated. We didn’t have enough time to change much at the break.”

Limping a bit the second half of the race, TMAC would checker 15th. “We just kind of rode around there the second half,” he says. “We ended up 15th, which wasn’t bad at all for the way the car was. All in all, everyone was safe. We were in the game when the car was on, and I’m really fired up for next year and the rest of this year to be honest.”

The team is looking forward to their North Dakota trip. “We really enjoy Grand Forks,” says TMAC. “It’s always a good time. We haven’t been to Fargo in a long time…maybe once since they’ve shortened it. I think we’ve only been to Minot once since we won there several years ago. They have great fans up there, and always have. I remember going there with my Dad as a kid. We’re taking what’s left of our Knoxville Nationals t-shirts up there and hopefully, the fans will stop by and check them out.”

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This Month in TMAC History!

TMAC has qualified for 21 Knoxville Nationals finals. He has recorded fives top fives, seven top tens and twelve top fifteen finishes.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

"Tuesdays with TMAC" is an up close and personal look at colorful sprint car veteran Terry McCarl. To receive "Tuesdays with TMAC", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with "TMAC" in the subject line.

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Bergman Captures Podium Finish While Testing at Lake Ozark Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (Aug. 15, 2017) - Seth Bergman garnered his 10th podium finish of the season last Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway.

"We were testing a new engine we just got back from Scott Baylor," he said. "We wanted to see how it would go. We tried some things we wouldn't normally do and we learned."

Bergman maneuvered from eighth to fifth place in a heat race, which lined him up eighth for the main event.

"We continued to play with some things and we fine-tuned on the same thing we had in the heat race," he said. "We learned some things we didn't like and it showed us a direction to go in the main event. We got rolling good in the feature. It was a good race. We learned some things and the engine ran strong."

Bergman charged from eighth to a third-place finish, which marked his third podium in the last six races.

"Any time we show up we race to win," he said. "Sometimes you sacrifice a little speed when you try things. If you're not trying to get faster you won't get faster."

Bergman is scheduled for a tripleheader this weekend when he will compete on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region; on Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway; and on Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 12 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 3 (8).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 2 wins, 17 top fives, 28 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 38 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region; Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.; and Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., 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 - 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.

 

 

Lawrence Rebounds for Sixth-Place Finish After Late-Race Trouble

Inside Line Promotions - TYLER, Texas (Aug. 15, 2017) - Zane Lawrence rallied to a sixth-place finish last Saturday after encountering a late-race problem at Rose Bowl Speedway during the Sprint Car Bandits Series main event.

"We've had a couple weeks off due to rain and personal commitments so we were ready to get back on track," he said. "This was a new track for me, but it kind of reminded me of Lone Star Speedway in a way."

Lawrence ended his heat race with a third-place result after starting on the outside of third row.

"We felt good about the car after hot laps and the heat race," he said. "We had a fast car and definitely wanted to carry that momentum into the feature."

The heat race performance locked Lawrence into the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 6 to start the main event sixth. He maneuvered his way into the top three and was battling for second place when a blown right rear tire forced him to relinquish that battle and make his way into the work area.

After mounting a new right rear tire, Lawrence restarted from the tail of the field with nine laps to go. He then powered his way toward the front once again before ending with a sixth-place finish, which was his 13 th top 10 of the season.

Lawrence will return to action this Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas, with ASCS Gulf South Region. He enters the weekend ranked second in the championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 12 - Rose Bowl Speedway in Tyler, Texas - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 6 (6).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 13 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas, with ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneLawrenceRacing.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - B&B Automotive

Established in 1986, B&B Automotive Services has the experience and expertise to get the job done right. Our skilled professionals use only the finest tools and replacement parts to get you and your vehicle back on the road as quickly as possible. We specialize in transmission repair, auto a/c repair, & other auto service and repairs in Texas.

"B&B Automotive has always been a supporter of racing," Lawrence said. "It's cool to see how much they put into the sport and help out all these drivers. They actually sponsored my dad when he was racing, too, so it's cool to have them on board with us and my racing today."

Lawrence would also like to thank Lawrence Towing, WR Roofing, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Pediatric Eye Specialist, Astro Titanium and Mark Burch Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Scelzi Earns Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year Award

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 15, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi is all smiles following his first-ever appearance at the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store.

Scelzi captured the coveted Rookie of the Year Award and he posted his first career top-five result last weekend at Knoxville Raceway during the Speed Sport Challenge event, which featured some of the top drivers from the United States, Canada and Australia.

"I'm really happy with the speed we had," he said. "You can only win that award one time. To be able to do it means the world to me. This was one of those moments that will stick with me for a long time. This is the best year I've had yet and this was another thing to add to it. I'm very thankful for all the people who have supported me throughout the entire year."

The Nationals began for Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported team last Thursday during preliminary competition. Scelzi qualified 22nd quickest out of approximately 50 drivers before he advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race to lock into the 10 th starting position for the A Main.

"We qualified pretty good and we ran good in our heat race," he said. "We were really good in the main event, but we got caught up with Jason Johnson in an early crash. We had a good first corner and got to eighth. I rolled the bottom in turns three and four and saw a car turning down the race track. Before I knew it we were together. It was unfortunate because it took us out of such a good starting position. We restarted in 24 th. It's so hard to pass cars as it is, but we had good restarts and a lot of speed. Had we been able to miss that wreck I think we had a shot at running in the top five."

Scelzi rebounded from the early crash to charge from the back to a 14 th-place result. Once preliminary night points were calculated Scelzi ranked 26th out of more than 100 drivers, which earned him the final lock-in position to Saturday's B Main.

It also made Friday an easier night when he only needed to concentrate on the Speed Sport Challenge, which he started on the outside of the third row.

"We got a really good start and right up to third," he said. "The track was slick and wide. I was running on the bumper of (James) McFadden and Johnson. We ran third the entire race until coming to the white flag when Brad Sweet got us. It was really neat to run that strong at such a prestigious event."

Scelzi's fourth-place result added momentum to the team as it entered the Knoxville Nationals finale on Saturday. Scelzi started the B Main on the outside of the fifth row.

"We gained some positions right away, but I had to check up for another car and got over the cushion," he said. "I fell back a few spots. As the race went we started slowing down. We had some sort of mechanical issue. I went into save mode and was trying to stay out of everyone's way."

Scelzi closed the night with a 16th-place result in the B Main, which was the best finish out of the talented crop of rookies who tackled the event.

Scelzi will take the momentum to North Dakota this weekend as he tackles a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tripleheader on Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks; on Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo; and on Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 14 (10).

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Speed Sport Challenge: 4 (6).

Aug. 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 16 (10).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 12 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D.; Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D.; and Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D., 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

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

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

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Carlucci Transport, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Panella Trucking, 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.

 

 

Swindell and Bayston Produce Two Top 10s During Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 15, 2017) - Kevin Swindell Racing had an eventful week at Knoxville Raceway during sprint car racing's biggest event.

The action began for the Swindell Speed Lab backed team on Aug. 6 during the Capitani Classic, which was the final tune-up prior to the 57 th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store.

Spencer Bayston qualified 12th quickest in his group and won a heat race to lock the team into the 16th starting position in the A Main. He then advanced into the top 10 before blowing a right rear tire in the closing laps.

"It gave us some confidence that we were in the game," Swindell said. "We weren't sure where we were going to be after the week before when we really struggled there. We qualified decent and the heat race was really good so that made us feel we were where we needed to be."

Despite the late-race tire problem that relegated the team to a 21 st-place result, Bayston and Swindell entered the Knoxville Nationals with a lot of confidence. The team qualified second quickest out of nearly 50 competitors to open preliminary action last Wednesday. However, a problem with the Knoxville Raceway scale led to the team shifting to Thursday's preliminary night.

This time Bayston qualified 26th quickest after going out much later in the order. He then placed fourth in a heat race to lock into the 12th starting position for the A Main.

"We were second overall in hot laps," Swindell said. "The race track went away and the lane you had to hit got pretty narrow in qualifying. We made it through the heat race and we were pretty good in the feature. He made a mistake on the start and got into the fence. The right front was bent and a couple of things were out of whack, but he was still able to drive up to the top 10."

Bayston capped the night with a ninth-place result.

The team returned to the half-mile oval on Friday for Hard Knox Night. Bayston qualified sixth quickest in his group and finished third in a heat race to earn the seventh starting position for the A Main.

"We were really good in the feature," Swindell said. "It seemed like every time he'd make progress and race somebody he'd get hung in the slick. I felt like we passed 14 cars and we started seventh and ran sixth. It's a place that takes a lot of time to master how to play the game in traffic and defend at times with guys. There's spots where you can move the air around and mess a guy up or even plan for his movement. That's the stuff that makes a difference."

Bayston's sixth-place result was two positions shy of locking into Saturday's A Main. It lined him up 12th in the B Main on Saturday. He was battling for a top 10 midway through the race when another driver slid up in front of him in turn two.

"As they got down there he didn't have the air on the wings that he was accustomed to," Swindell said. "Someone slid up in front of him. He was committed against the cushion and we were snug as it was. Once you get out of the gas on the curb there it swallows you up."

Bayston collided with the wall and it knocked the front end out, resulted in a DNF.

"It was a learning experience for sure," he said. "I didn't have much expectations for myself. It's a unique place that is difficult to get accustomed to. I felt pretty comfortable by the end of the week. I'm already looking forward to next year and trying again."

The team is slated to return to action Aug. 25-26 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 6 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 21 (16).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 9 (12).

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 6 (7).

Aug. 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: DNF (12).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 9 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 25-26 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems

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

"ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems has some of the safest and most comfortable safety equipment available," Swindell said. "I encourage everyone to give the ButlerBuilt team a call to learn more about being safe and comfortable in a race car."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Mike Curb and Curb Records, MPI Steering Wheels, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components, High Performance Lubricants and Swindell Speed Lab for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Learns During Debut at Mansfield Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MANSFIELD, Ohio (Aug. 15, 2017) - Brandon Hanks took one big lesson from his debut at Mansfield Motor Speedway last Saturday.

"I guess I needed to listen better during the drivers meeting," he said. "I shot myself in the foot from the get-go. I didn't realize that that series qualified and hot lapped at the same time. I went out there and was hot lapping and everyone else was qualifying. I was searching around the track. I didn't map out my lap like I needed to. That hurt me right off the bat."

Hanks qualified seventh quickest in his group to open the finale of the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals, which rained out on Friday. That lined him up seventh in a heat race.

"I started so far back in the heat and needed to make it to third to transfer to the A Main," he said. "On the initial start everyone went to the bottom and slowed up a lot. I went to the top and hit the cushion, but I lost some positions. It was so wide and took too long to try to make something on the top."

A 10th-place result in the heat race relegated Hanks to the B Main, in which he maneuvered from 19th to a 12th -place finish.

"We made some headway in the B Main," he said. "Once I figured out what I needed to do I could make some headway. We made the car better as the night went and I adjusted my line and that made all the difference in the world."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 12 - Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 10 (7); B Main: 12 (19).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Penske Racing Shocks

Penske Racing Shocks was formed in 1988 when the need for a higher performing shock absorber was identified by the Penske Racing Indy Car team. The company has continued to expand ever since. For more information, visit http://www.PenskeShocks.com.

"I want to thank Dave Reedy and everyone at Penske Shocks for their hard work to give me the smoothest ride as possible," Hanks said.

Hanks would also like to thank D&B Farms, Performance Powder Coating, Acme Graphix, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, J-R1 and MyRacePass for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Rallies to Runner-Up Result at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Aug. 15, 2017) - Derek Hagar posted his 13th podium finish of the season last Saturday after making a last-minute decision to compete at I-30 Speedway.

Hagar's original plan to race in Mississippi was rained out so he elected to tackle the high-banked bullring in his home state.

"We were biding our time in the heat race," he said. "The track was kind of rough and I didn't want to take a chance of tearing the car up so I settled for a fourth-place finish."

Hagar, who started third in the heat race, ranked eighth in points. That lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"The track slicked off and it slowed the top down," he said. "I could get some good runs on cars getting in the corner. I was sliding the corner and blasting the cushion real late and keeping my momentum up. They were running around the top. I could carry more speed getting in and use the moisture off the cushion to carry me down the straightaway.

"I got to third when we had a caution with four or five laps to go. I got by (Tim) Crawley for second and we were gaining on the leader. I'd have liked to see another caution, but we crossed the line second. It turned into a pretty good night."

Hagar has produced seven second-place finishes this season.

He is heading to Georgia this weekend to compete on Friday at Boyds Speedway in Ringgold and Saturday at Senoia Raceway in Senoia with the USCS Series.

"It's been several years since I've been at either track," he said. "I've never won at either track so hopefully this weekend we can change that."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 12 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 2 (8).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 6 wins, 19 top fives, 20 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Boyds Speedway in Ringgold, Ga., and Saturday at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Ga., with the USCS Series

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.

 

 

White Grateful for First-Ever Knoxville Nationals Experience

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 15, 2017) - Harli White soaked up as much of the experience throughout the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store as she could last weekend at Knoxville Raceway.

White made her debut at the biggest sprint car event of the season and she advanced into the A Main during her qualifying night, which was the first time she raced a complete show in a 410ci winged sprint car in the United States.

"That was a big deal," she said. "We made the A Main on our prelim night of our 360 and 410 Knoxville Nationals. That was an accomplishment."

White kicked off the event on Wednesday by qualifying 37th quickest around the half-mile oval. That lined her up on the pole of a heat race and a third-place result locked her into the 19th starting position for the main event.

"I feel pretty good about it," she said. "It's a tough deal. The setup was our biggest thing. It's a little different. And the competition is tougher. Everything in the 410 is a lot harder."

White gained much-needed experience and she capped the night with a 22 nd-place finish.

She returned to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday for Hard Knox Night, which she opened by qualifying 14th quickest in her group. She then placed fifth in a heat race and 13th in a B Main.

White was also part of the Speed Sport Challenge that night thanks to spending the offseason racing in Australia. She finished where she started - 17th.

"That was really neat," she said. "It was really cool to be a part of that, racing with some of the top drivers in the United States, Canada and Australia. It was more laps on the race track as well."

The Knoxville Nationals wrapped up on Saturday and White ended 11 th in the D Main.

"It was great to be a part of the Knoxville Nationals for the first time," she said. "We hoped for better results, but we took what we could get. I learned a ton driving a 410 sprint car and am grateful for the experience."

White will return to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition this Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. She enters the event ranked ninth in the championship standings.

"It's a big track so coming from Knoxville after two weeks there might help us out," she said.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 37; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 22 (19).

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (4); B Main: 13 (5); Speed Sport Challenge: 17 (17).

Aug. 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - D Main: 11 (10).

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., 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 - Nattress Construction

"Shelly, Blair and their daughters are a great family," White said. "It was awesome to hang out with the Nattress Family and get to know them better. We really appreciate everything they do."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., The Mower Shop, The Body Works, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Mesilla Valley Transportation, Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., 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 Heading to Ohsweken to Prepare for Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MANSFIELD, Ohio (Aug. 15, 2017) - Joe Trenca will venture to Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, this Friday in an effort to prepare for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, which is held Sept. 15-16 at the high-banked oval.

"We're bringing a different car that we've been building for about a month," he said. "We want to see if it will do any better. We're going there to test for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals."

The Mucci Motorsports driver finished a career-best seventh during his most recent 360ci winged sprint car start at the track.

Trenca is coming off a challenging debut at Mansfield Motor Speedway last weekend during the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals. Friday's opening round rained out and Trenca kicked off Saturday's finale by qualifying sixth quickest in his group. He then finished where he started - sixth - in a heat race.

"We missed the heat race inversion in time trials by just a bit, which was crucial," he said. "It was hard to pass because the track was so fast. We had decent speed, but just couldn't move forward."

That relegated Trenca to a B Main, in which he finished 11th.

"I think if we would have had the first night we would have been better," he said. "We'll learn from what we did. We hope to make it back there next year. It's a top-notch facility."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 12 - Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 11 (11).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 10 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada

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 was great to team up with Weld Wheels, which is a proven leader in premier wheels," Trenca said. "We really appreciate their support."

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, The Paladin Group, Mid Country Machinery, National Parts Peddler, 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.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Teaming Up With BDS Motorsports for Midwest Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - WATSONVILLE, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2017) - Giovanni Scelzi is returning to the Midwest this weekend to drive for Bryan Sundby.

Scelzi and the BDS Motorsports team will compete on Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders and on Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. It will be Scelzi's debut at both tracks.

"I've known Bryan for a few years and we work really well together," he said. "I'm really looking forward to this weekend. It'll be nice to get on tracks that are big and slick. I think slicker tracks fit my driving style."

Scelzi scored a pair of second-place finishes in July when he made his debut with BDS Motorsports during the Grizzly Nationals at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"Running second both nights and feeling like we should have won, it was great to be that fast out of the gate and it gives me confidence going into this weekend," he said.

Scelzi piloted a sprint car for Roth Motorsports last Saturday at Ocean Speedway. He qualified 12th quickest and won a heat race after starting on the pole. That earned a spot in the dash, in which a seventh-place result lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"It was a 50-lap feature and we had a stop around halfway," he said. "I was running sixth and felt like I was starting to get in a rhythm. We put new tires on and changed a couple of things and it was a completely different car the rest of the race. From that point on I was hanging on."

Scelzi capped the night with a 12th-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 12 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 7 (4); Feature: 12 (7).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 4 wins, 14 top fives, 17 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders and Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., 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 - KPC Chassis

KPC Chassis is a chassis manufacturer owned by sprint car racing veteran Steve Kent.

"Steve Kent gives us a great chassis for every time we hit the track," Scelzi said. "They also have some of the best parts available."

Scelzi would also like to thank Roth Motorsports, 3H Cattle, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, KW Suspension, System 1 Ignition, FK Rod Ends, Tom Reitz Racing Engines and HR Livestock for their continued support.

 

 

Madsen Leads Big Game Motorsports to Podium Finish at Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 15, 2017) - Kerry Madsen earned his third podium finish in the last four years during sprint car racing's premier event last weekend at Knoxville Raceway, which hosted the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store.

The Big Game Motorsports driver opened the action on Wednesday when he set quick time during qualifying on his preliminary night. He then charged from eighth to second place to lock the Muddy sponsored team into the eighth starting position in the A Main.

"If you can get a good (qualifying) time and transfer through your heat that sets up the whole week," he said. "We got a great start in the heat and into a transfer position. We had a good car and got to second."

Madsen made quick work to advance into the top five of the main event and he maneuvered into a battle for third place before a parts problem relegated him to a sixth-place result.

"We were going pretty good and up to fourth," he said. "We had a little issue with something starting to go wrong with the car, but we got good points out of the night so it was a job well done."

Madsen ranked fourth out of more than 100 drivers once preliminary night points were calculated. That lined him up fourth for the 50-lap main event on Saturday, marking the fourth straight season he has started in the first two rows of the feature.

"We got a good start and settled into a rhythm," he said. "We were catching those guys in front. We were about to pass (Donny) Schatz and the yellow came out. I felt like we were a little better than them in traffic. We had a green flag run and then it was the halfway point."

Madsen was running second at the mandatory caution midway through the race and he went for the lead on the restart.

"I went to try a slider on Schatz, but he drove around it," he said. "I thought I had it. He manned up and drove around it. That cost me second. Then we needed traffic and never got into heavy traffic."

Madsen fell to third after attempting to take the lead and he ran there for the remainder of the race.

"Realistically it went really well, but it was ok," he said. "We contended for the win and that's all you can ask for. I'm satisfied we had a great run, but disappointed for me personally to not get the job done. It's the best car we've had there all year. However, I've been on the other side where you're sitting in the D Main."

Big Game Motorsports is scheduled to compete this Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., and Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (8); Feature: 6 (8).

Aug. 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 3 (4).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 6 wins, 23 top fives, 35 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., and Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

MUDDY -

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BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2017.

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com .

 

 

Dover Nets Best Knoxville Nationals Result Since 2009

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 15, 2017) - Jack Dover recorded his best finish at the Knoxville Nationals since 2009 last weekend during the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store at Knoxville Raceway.

"In years past we've blown motors up or not had motors to even race so it was a decent weekend," he said. "After the last few weeks of tough luck just finishing the weekend was a win to us."

Dover made his 410ci winged sprint car season debut on Thursday when he qualified 31st quickest. He then finished where he started - second - in a heat race to lock into the 14th starting position for the main event.

"We were up to around 12th and on the last yellow our tires sealed over and my car didn't take off," he said.

Dover held on for a 17th-place result.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Friday for Hard Knox Night, which he began by timing in 21st quickest in his group. He then advanced from seventh to fifth place in a heat race and he maneuvered from 12 th to sixth place in a B Main.

"We moved forward every time we were on the track," he said. "I think the biggest thing is we were down on horsepower. It's a 20-year old motor. For what it is I think it did alright."

That lined Dover up 14th in the C Main during Saturday's finale.

"If you want to make the A Main with those guys you have to run 410s full time," he said. "It's a tough deal. We changed some stuff on the car and it got better throughout the week."

Dover capped the event with a 15th-place finish in the C Main.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 31; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 17 (14).

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 6 (12).

Aug. 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 15 (14).

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 7 wins, 12 top fives, 15 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Trail Performance Coatings Inc.

Trail Performance Coatings Inc., which is based in Papillion, Neb., specializes in powder coating, ceramic coating, Teflon coating and engine coating. For more information, visit http://www.TrailPerformance.com .

"Trail Performance Coatings Inc. has supported our team since 2005," Dover said. "Josh Trail has become much more than a sponsor. He's a friend and we're happy to work with him and everyone at Trail Performance Coatings Inc."

Dover would also like to thank Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, SSS Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, 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.

 

 

Johnson Makes Knoxville Nationals Preliminary Night A Main

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 15, 2017) - Chase Johnson produced his best-ever result at the Knoxville Nationals last weekend when Knoxville Raceway showcased the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store.

Johnson, who was driving for Shawn and Cyndi Thomas, opened his second career start at the biggest event in sprint car racing by qualifying 13 th quickest on Wednesday out of nearly 50 competitors.

"We were lucky enough that the pill draw was on our side," he said. "We put down a good lap time and it stayed solid as the rest of the field went. I passed a couple of cars in the heat and then got passed back. That forced us to run the B Main."

Johnson finished sixth in a heat race before he maneuvered from sixth to third place in the B Main to transfer into the back of the main event.

"In the past we struggled racing with cars because Knoxville is so different when you're around cars versus by yourself," he said. "It was a great feeling to be fast while you're racing."

Johnson then advanced from 23rd to 18th in the main event.

"We picked off cars here and there as we could," he said. "It's tough to be a big mover because of how spread out everyone gets and how tough the competition is. Our team was really happy to make the show and move forward in the main event."

Once preliminary points were calculated Johnson ranked just shy of one of the 26 lock-in positions to Saturday's show.

"We missed the 26th spot by two points, which was the equivalent to passing one car," he said. "We would have been locked into the B Main on Saturday with one more pass."

The team was forced to run on Friday during the Hard Knox Night, when an electrical problem hampered them all night. Johnson qualified 22 nd quickest in his group before placing eighth in a heat race and ninth in a B Main.

"We had an electrical issue with the ground wire starting to break off," he said. "We thought it was fuel issues, but found the problem on Saturday morning during maintenance."

The event concluded on Saturday when Johnson placed fourth in the D Main to transfer into the back of the C Main. He then advanced from 23rd to 19th to close the event.

"It went green to checkered and the track was still pretty narrow," he said. "Everyone got spread out after the start. We were able to make some good moves, but it was tough to move too far forward.

"I think the Knoxville Nationals went well. I think we impressed a lot of people with how our qualifying night went and on Saturday as well. We didn't necessarily have a goal of making a certain main event. Our goal was to do better than the year past and we did."

Johnson will be off this weekend before resuming competition on Aug. 26 at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 3 (6); Feature: 18 (23).

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 9 (12).

Aug. 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - D Main: 4 (2); C Main: 19 (23).

UP NEXT -

Aug. 26 at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Flowmaster

Flowmaster manufactures performance mufflers and exhaust systems for street performance, race, truck and RV applications. For more information, visit http://www.FlowmasterMufflers.com .

"Flowmaster makes our race cars sound great as well as giving us the performance we need to win races," Johnson said. "To be a part of Team Flowmaster is an honor. As their history comes from a racing background in California, Flowmaster is now one of the leaders in exhaust technology today. When you're looking to make your street car sound like a race car make sure you choose Flowmaster. We look forward to our future with such an established company."

Johnson would also like to thank Newman Freeman Racing, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, PitStopUSA.com, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Woodland NAPA Auto Parts, VanLare Steering Repair, Wesmar Racing Engines, Bell Helmets, Champion Machine, Swift Metal Finishing, Shifty Illusions, Oroville Cycle and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Ian Madsen Records Knoxville Nationals Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading into the Knoxville Nationals as the current Knoxville Raceway point leader, Ian Madsen represented well as he locked into the feature after qualifying nights and raced his way to a 10th place finish.

“All in all I was pretty happy with how our week went,’ Madsen said. “We ran 10th in the big show when it was all said and done, and as an added bonus our Aspen Aire Heating and Cooling car won best appearing, and we were named the second best looking crew.”

Hitting the famed Knoxville Raceway black gumbo on Thursday night for his qualifying attempt at the Nationals, Madsen would over come a 50-pill and time the Aspen Aire/Logan Contractors Supply/Royal Flooring No. 18 machine in 16th fastest overall in time trials.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, the St. Marys, NSW native would work his way up to a third place finish in his heat race and transfer into the 25-lap feature event. Missing the inversion by just one spot, Madsen would grid the field from the ninth starting position.

On a wide a racy surface, Madsen was able to carve his way forward against an extremely strong group of cars up front. Battling forward, Madsen would gain valuable Nationals points with each and every move. Getting into the Top-Five, Madsen would make a move around Daryn Pittman on the race’s last lap to finish in the fourth spot.

When points from Wednesday and Thursday were tabulated, Madsen’s late move proved to me huge, as he would lock into Saturday night’s feature in the 15th spot, with only the Top-16 locking in.

Rolling out the old KCP Racing car on Friday night, Madsen would spend much of the night as a spectator before taking part in the Speed Sport World Challenge. Using the race as more of a test session for Saturday night’s finale, Madsen would start eighth and finish seventh and explain they tried some things that didn’t really work how they had hoped.

The body of work came down to Saturday night’s 50-lap feature event, and Madsen did not disappoint from his 15th starting spot. With the track tricky in the feature with a treacherous curb built up around the ½ mile speedway, he was still able to move forward.

Timing his moves carefully, Madsen would race his way to a 10th place finish in the season’s biggest race.

“I really feel like we capitalized each and every time we hit the track,” Madsen said. “To run 10th at the Nationals again is huge, and we will continue to build off this for the rest of the year ahead.”

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-69, Wins-9, Top-5’s- 29, Top 10’s-46

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will follow the World of Outlaws into North Dakota this Friday and Saturday as they will be in Grand Forks, ND on Friday night and Fargo, ND on Saturday night.

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

 

 

Donny Schatz Scores One For the (other) Thumb With KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: During the biggest race of the year, KSE Racing Products shined above the rest. In 5 feature events during the Knoxville Nationals, all four winners had KSE Racing Products bolted in their cars.

The action kicked off on Wednesday night at the “Mecca of Mud” and it was Monster Energy NASCAR standout, Kyle Larson getting the first win of the week board Paul Silva’s potent Finley Farms No. 57. Larson outlasted Donny Schatz and Greg Hodnett to mark the first of five KSE podium sweeps.

Thursday night the action continued on, and David Gravel was simply untouchable. Gravel used his KSE Racing Products to set fast time, win his heat, and win the feature event to claim the first 500 point night clean sweep since 1992. Joining Gravel on the podium on this night to make it a KSE sweep was Brian Brown and Mark Dobmeier.

The recent change in the Nationals format as created a buzz on Friday night with five spots into Saturday night’s feature event up for grabs during the “Hard Knox” qualifying night.

Jason Johnson had a very dominant showing on this night, as he left no doubt that he would be one to watch on Saturday night. Johnson was victorious in the feature event, as Logan Schuchart, Aaron Reutzel, and Cory Eliason joined him in victory lane as the 4 transfers into the Saturday night feature event.

Johnson then hopped back in his car and took home the Speed Sport Challenge win sharing the podium with James McFadden and Brad Sweep for the second KSE Racing Products podium sweep of the night.

Saturday night would be another memorable night for KSE Racing Products. When all of the preliminary features were done and the 24 car field was set, 23 of the 24 starters had KSE Racing Products as part of their racing program.

During the race itself, it was none other than Donny Schatz picking up his 10th career Nationals win. Schatz’s Tony Stewart Racing entry is equipped with a KSE Black Series Gen2 Steering Box, a KSE Power Steering Pump, and Wing Cylinder. Kyle Larson would pick up a second place finish, as Kerry Madsen rounded out the podium making it a perfect five for five on KSE podium sweeps at the Nationals.

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 .

 

 

Mason Moore Goes to School at Knoxville Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his first trip to Knoxville Raceway to take part in the 360 and 410 Nationals with the F&F Racing team, Mason Moore will be the first to tell you he took his lumps as he went to school at the famed ½ mile.

“It’s a different beast than anything we run on in California,” Moore said. “We took our lumps, but we never backed down and I am proud of that,” Moore said.

Getting his first ever laps on the Marion County Fairgrounds facility during his qualifying night at the 360 Nationals, would finish ninth in his heat race before a 19th place finish in the semi.

Coming right back to work on Saturday night for the Championship finale, the Princeton, CA native would find the Geico/Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes/Twisted Tea machine in D main, where an 18th place finish would cap his first ever 360 Nationals.

‘The 360 Nationals weekend went quick,” Moore said. “I was really wishing I had the chance to get back there before it took place to get some laps, but I had to take that track time and get ready for the 410 portion of the week.”

Competing in the Capitani Classic on Sunday night to get more laps on the ½ mile, and make his first laps with the 410, Moore would 10th in his heat race before recording a 17th place finish in the semi.

Spending Wednesday night watching the track, and taking note on other drivers attacked the speedway, Moore was set for his qualifying night on Thursday evening.

Timing in 35th fastest amongst the 53 drivers checked in on this night, Moore would slip back to finish seventh in his heat race, before ending his night with a 17th place finish in the semi.

Friday night offered another complete night for Moore and company but mechanical troubles would end up flaring up, and it would mark the end of Moore’s first attempt at Knoxville Raceway.

“We certainly had our struggles, but it was a starting point at the biggest race in the world,” Moore said. “I have to thank the F&F Racing team and everyone who made the trip possible. I am hoping to get another shot one day, but for now I am excited to get back to familiar territory this weekend.”

Moore would like to thank Geico, Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Twisted Tea, Levin’s Auto Supply, Garth Moore Insurance, LRB Race Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Sierra Single Ply, Lucas Oil, RPI, and Encore Catering for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Moore and the F&F Racing team will be back in action together on Saturday night as they return to Placerville Speedway for the Mark Forni Classic.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, 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.

 

 

Austin Liggett Comes Oh So Close at Soares Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Engaged in an all out brawl with Klint Simpson on Saturday night at Petaluma Speedway during the 50-lap Soares Classic, Austin Liggett gave it his all on the race’s last lap and came within just .024 seconds of the win.

“That was a fun race,” Austin Liggett said. “I have no idea how my last lap pass attempt stuck, but I went for it and really made it exciting.”

Timing the C&H Veteran Enterprises/Excel Environmental Services/Benic Enterprises No. 51 machine in second fastest amongst the 19 cars checked into Petaluma Speedway, Liggett would proceed to drive from fourth to second in his heat race.

Advancing into the Dash, Liggett would pull the five pill and do another nice job of moving forward in the six-lap affair as he worked his way to second; putting him on the front row of the feature event.

From his outside front row starting position, the Tracy, CA wheel man would jump out to the early lead, and look extremely strong during the opening 25-laps as he led the entire way up until the scheduled red flag stop.

Back underway, war would wage between Liggett and second running Simpson, as they were simply head and shoulders better than the rest of the field. Battling back and forth exchanging the top spot, the duo was seemingly tied together for the second half of the feature event.

Falling into the second spot when the yellow flag flew on the 45th lap, Liggett would see Simpson get a bit of a gap on the ensuing restart. Giving it his all, Liggett took the white flag in the second spot and left everything he had on the Petaluma Gumbo.

Going into turn three and four wide open on the cushion, Liggett went for glory and came up just short at the checkered flag as he fell just .024 seconds back of the race win.

“I knew I had to try something, and it about worked out for us,” Liggett said. “I can’t thank Brian Sperry and everyone involved for giving me such a strong car again.”

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-12, Wins-6, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-12

ON TAP: Brian Sperry Racing will be back in action with Austin Liggett on Friday, August 25th in Placerville, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Austin Liggett on Twitter by following along @AustinLiggett

 

 

Central PA next for “Mad Max” Stambaugh

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ELIDA, OH (August 15, 2017) - In hopes of picking up right where he left off, “Mad Max” Stambaugh will return to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition on Thursday evening, August 17, at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania; the first of four consecutive Arctic Cat All Star events in Central Pennsylvania.

“Central Pennsylvania is tough, but we won’t let that discourage us,” Stambaugh said. “We know what we are up against. We have nothing to lose if you really think about it. Our plan is to go out there and race as hard as we can on all four nights. If anything, this is a perfect opportunity for us to learn from the best.”

After his visit to Grandview Speedway, Stambaugh will continue his Central Pennsylvania visit with stops at Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and Susquehanna Speedway on August 18-20. All four events in Posse Country will award $5,000 top prizes.

Stambaugh, who finished ninth during his last Arctic Cat All Star outing at Lebanon Valley (NY) Speedway, will enter the four race stretch fourth in the current Series driver championship, earning six top-ten finishes to date. In addition, the pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Fastenal of Kenton/No. 33M is the leading Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year contender, on top of the race by over 200 markers.

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.

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

 

 

Four race All Star swing in Central PA headlines Smith’s weekend agenda

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KUNKLETOWN, PA (August 15, 2017) - After a two week break on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign trail, one of which spent at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway for the inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith will return to Arctic Cat All Star commitments, this time aiming to score a victory on home dirt.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will spend four consecutive nights in Posse Country during the upcoming weekend, a stretch that will include visits to Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and Susquehanna Speedway, respectively. Action will ignite officially on Thursday evening, August 17, at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville. Smith will enter the weekend second in the Arctic Cat All Star driver standings, accumulating one victory, as well as a grand total of 18 top-ten finishes.

Smith, regular pilot of the Tom and Sherry Leidig/Warko Group/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Rick’s Auto Body/No. 59, will begin his Central Pennsylvania rounds behind the wheel of the familiar Warko Group/C&B Chubby/S&S Speedways/No. 94.

“We’re definitely excited for the upcoming weekend. This is a great opportunity for us to race in front of our home fans, as well as race at tracks that are a little more familiar to us,” Smith explained. “The plan is to start the weekend in the ‘94.’ We’ll see how things go at Grandview Speedway before we make any decisions for the next three nights. Regardless, we’re excited.”

During recent competition, Ryan Smith made the tow to Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway for the inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals on Saturday, August 12. Bettering most of the 63 entries on hand for the $15,000-to-win showcase, Smith qualified for the main event and advanced from 13th to finish 11th.

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.

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

 

 

T.J. Michael ready to invade Posse Country

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, OH (August 15, 2017) - T.J. Michael’s 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions schedule will hit high gear once again, this time aiming toward Central Pennsylvania where the “Texas Traveler” will battle the Pennsylvania Posse for four straight days stretching from Thursday, August 17, until Sunday, August 20.

Kicking off officially at Grandview Speedway on Thursday night, Michael and the Arctic Cat All Stars will visit Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and Susquehanna Speedway, respectively, during the upcoming weekend, all of which awarding $5,000 top prizes, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship. Michael, the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year runner-up, is currently sixth in the 2017 driver championship, accumulating a pair of top-ten finishes thus far this season, most recently at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York.

“The level of competition in Pennsylvania is sky high. For me, that is motivating because it gives us an opportunity to see where we are as a team,” Michael said, pilot of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Cast Stone/Fremont Fence Company/Kear’s Speed Shop/Shell Shock/Hinchman Suits/Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde/Crown Battery/No. 8M. “I think the best thing for us is to head into the weekend with a clear mind and keep it in our heads that we have nothing to lose.”

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

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

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

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex, Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway, Ohio) 2016 Stats: Seven top-ten finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition 2017 Wins: N/A

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, 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.

 

 

Holtgraver wins again; FAST Series action on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 15, 2017) - A trend that he would like to see continue, “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver earned another trip to victory lane during 410ci sprint car competition, this time at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, during the Simon Yoder Memorial on Saturday, August 12. The $3,000 victory, his second $3,000 victory of the season, was accomplished in impressive fashion; sweeping the entire evening program which included a heat race, dash and a 30-lap feature, ultimately lapping up to third place.

“This is starting to get fun again,” Danny Holtgraver explained. “[Sharon Speedway] was the best I felt all season. I think the obvious plan is to keep this streak going and hopefully get another one on Saturday when we head back to Mercer Raceway Park.”

Danny Holtgraver will return to competition on Saturday evening, August 19, back at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh native will join the Fremont, Ohio-based FAST Series at the Mercer County short track, chasing another $3,000 top prize. Holtgraver has already been victorious at Mercer Raceway Park in 2017, earning the annual Putzy Kekich Memorial worth $3,000 on Saturday, August 5. It was Holtgraver's second Putzy Kekich title.

“I can’t thank everyone enough who has stuck behind me to make this season possible,” Holtgraver said. “Like discussed before, we don’t have a lot of races planned, but if things keep going like they are now, I’m sure we’ll add a few more here and there.”

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.

2015 Wins: 1 2016 Wins: 3 (Wilmot Raceway - All Stars)(Sharon Speedway - All Stars - Lou Blaney Memorial) (Brownstown Speedway - All Stars) 2017 Wins: 2 (Mercer Raceway Park - PA - $3,000; Sharon Speedway - OH - $3,000)

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

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

 

 

Team Turner Racing Takes Pair of Top-Fives and Top-10 at Humberstone

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. – August 15, 2017 – Team Turner Racing hit full speed again this weekend with a pair of 360 Sprint Car races in Southern Ontario. The team was in action for a weekly Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak Sprint Car event at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night, before hitting the track with the Southern Ontario Sprints at Humberstone Speedway on Sunday night.

All three Turner cars were in the same heat race on Friday night at Ohsweken. Ryan Turner led the way with a third-place finish in his Ace’s Bar and Grill No.91. Cory Turner raced from seventh to fifth in his KT Tobacco/Silo Wireless No.97 to earn enough passing points for the final spot in the redraw. Jamie Turner drove his Charlie Bee Honey No.11 to a seventh-place result in the heat.

In the redraw, Cory pulled the pole starting spot for the 20-lap main event while Ryan pulled third. Unfortunately, rain hit the racetrack before the Feature could be run and forced it to be postponed to August 18. The two brothers will keep those starting spots when they hit the track on Friday and Jamie Turner will start 13th.

“Dylan Westbrook’s going to be starting beside us, so it will be tough,” Cory said, looking ahead ot Friday night. “I think we have a car that’s more than capable of winning, so we’ll see what we can do.”

“I know we have a good starting spot in that first Feature,” Ryan said. “We’re just going to try and make it through that one and have a good run.”

On Sunday, the team had their best collective night of the season in their only stop of the year at Humberstone. Ryan picked up a heat race win while Cory finished third in the same heat and Jamie missed the redraw by one spot with a fourth-place finish in the final heat.

Ryan lined up fourth for the Feature with Cory in eighth and Jamie in 12th. All three cars were well-prepared and were able to race forward at the drop of the green flag. Ryan quickly engaged in a battle with Chris Jones and took second by lap four.

“I knew everyone was going to jam to the bottom, so I was just trying to keep it wound up (on the high side),” Ryan said of his strategy with the early pass for the lead. “I think the car ended up having a little more bite than I thought. I ended up using that line even through the middle of the race. I didn’t know if I could make it around (Jones) because I knew it was going to be close. Once I made it around him, I went to the bottom and tried to reel in Westbrook.”

Behind Ryan, Cory raced into fourth by the time of a lap seven restart and used the new found track position to get past Jones for the third position. Ryan and Cory ended up in a battle for second following the lap seven restart and resulted with Cory taking the second spot just after the halfway point of the 25-lap Feature.

“Even on the pace laps when I stepped on the gas the car just wanted to go ahead,” Cory said. “I was just thrilled with how good it was. We got to fourth quick and had a quick caution. I got by Chris Jones and then my brother and we were really rolling. We caught Westbrook in lapped traffic. We got to him, but we couldn’t really do anything with him. We’re really happy with how good the car was.”

While Cory was able to catch Westbrook, he could not get close enough to make a pass. Meanwhile, Jamie was charging forward through the middle of the pack as well and worked all the way from 12th to a 6th-place finish.

“It was the best car we’ve had all year,” Jamie said of his Charlie Bee Honey No.11. “It helps that I have a lot of laps here from way back in the Modified days. We knew it was going to get slick so we setup for it and the car worked really well. I was really happy with my guys. They do a great job.”

All three drivers had to battle through heavy lapped traffic over the final 10 laps on the slick surface. As much as it made for a challenging drive, it also made for a good battle.

“It was a lot of fun,” Jamie said. “The car was working pretty decent, so I was still going ahead (in traffic). Nights like this make it fun – when you’re going ahead.”

“My crew did an awesome job today and they have given me a great car to race all year,” Ryan added. “Tonight, it started to turn around for us. I had an awesome time. I always like the slick. Racing with my brother got a little hairy. You never want to get into the back of the No.97, but it was a good time.”

Cory was also ecstatic at how strong his car was.

“It was absolutely phenomenal,” Cory said. “We’re doing a few different things with the car and it’s really been working well. Anytime you’re on offense all night, it’s a good feeling.”

The battle for second between the two brothers was one that both drivers enjoyed. The race at the front of the field for a spot on the podium was certainly enjoyable.

“If only it had been for first and second,” Ryan joked. “It’s always a good time racing with Cory and dad had a good run tonight too. It’s always a positive when we have all three cars in the top-six.”

After a strong weekend, Team Turner Racing will next be in action at Ohsweken for double features on August 18. Team Turner Racing will be hosting their annual corn roast in the pits following the race and invite all of their friends and fans to stop by after the race. For additional information on the August 18 event at Ohsweken, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com.

SEASON STATS 11 Jamie Turner – 12 Starts: 0 Wins, 0 Top-5s, 2 Top-10s 91 Ryan Turner – 17 Starts: 0 Wins, 2 Top-5s, 8 Top-10s 97 Cory Turner – 19 Starts: 0 Wins, 9 Top-5s, 14 Top-10s

TEAM TURNER MEDIA Website: teamturnerracing.ca Facebook: facebook.com/TeamTurnerRacing Twitter: @11TeamTurner19 YouTube: Youtube.com/RacingTeamTurner

MAILING LIST Join the Team Turner Racing mailing list by emailing claytonjohnsmedia@gmail.com with the subject “Turner” to be added to the list.

TEAM TURNER PARTNERS

Team Turner Racing is proud to partner with several dedicated marketing partners for the 2017 race season, including KT Tobacco, Charlie-Bee Honey, Aces Bar & Grill, Braemar Building Systems, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Malabar Super Spice, V&R Recycling, Caistor Agri Services, J’N’E Recovery, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Total Coatings, Insta-Panels, KT Gas & Convenience, Six Nations Bingo, Silo Wireless, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Truck Toppers, iC Super Computers, Silverdale Gun Club, Bryan's Farm Supply, Beamer Farms, The Powerhouse, Hitchman Trailers, Barlow Farms, Mac Tools, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, JLB Mobile Mechanical, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Top Flight Wings, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, ImageFactor.ca, and Clayton Johns Media.

 

 

Cory Turner Charges to Second-Place Finish with SOS at Humberstone

 

 CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. – August 15, 2017 – After a couple of weeks off due to rainouts, Cory Turner returned to action in a big way and drove to second-place finish with the Southern Ontario Sprints at Humberstone Speedway on Saturday night. It was Turner’s ninth top-five finish of the season in 19 starts.

Turner started eighth, but quickly made it known he didn’t plan to stay there. In the opening seven laps, Turner gained four spots and moved up to fourth by the time of a lap seven restart.

“Even on the pace laps when I stepped on the gas the car just wanted to go ahead,” Cory said. “I was just thrilled with how good it was. We got to fourth quick and had a quick caution. I got by Chris Jones and then my brother and we were really rolling.”

After getting past his brother Ryan for second around the halfway mark, Cory set out to track down race leader Dylan Westbrook. The leaders had to navigate through heavy lapped traffic on the slick and slippery surface.

“We caught Westbrook in lapped traffic,” Cory said. “We got to him, but we couldn’t really do anything with him. I never really had a shot at him in clean air because I was always in traffic. In lapped traffic, my car was awesome. It would hug the rail and just rip out of the bottom. It was a car that was really driveable. We’re really happy with how good the car was.”

After getting hung up behind a couple of lapped cars and then tagging an implement tire, Cory settled for second. It was a strong and positive return to competition after the team recharged over the past couple of weeks.

“It was absolutely phenomenal,” Cory said of the handling on his KT Tobacco/Silo Wireless No.97. “We’re doing a few different things with the car and it’s really been working well. Anytime you’re on offense all night, it’s a good feeling.”

Turner was also in action at Ohsweken on Friday night for a regularly scheduled Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak weekly race. He raced from seventh to fifth in his heat to qualify for the redraw and pulled the pole position. Unfortunately, rain forced the Feature to be postponed to next week for double features. Cory will still start on the pole.

“Dylan’s going to be starting beside us, so it will be tough,” Cory said. “I think we have a car that’s more than capable of winning, so we’ll see what we can do.”

The double feature event is also Kids Race for the Canadian National Autism Foundation night. Race time on August 18 is 7:30pm. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more information.

CORY TURNER SEASON STATS 97 Cory Turner – 19 Starts: 0 Wins, 9 Top-5s, 14 Top-10s

CORY TURNER MEDIA Website: coryturnermotorsports.com Facebook: facebook.com/CoryTurnerMotorsports Twitter: @CTMotorsports_ YouTube: YouTube.com/RacingTeamTurner

MAILING LIST Join the Cory Turner Motorsports mailing list by emailing claytonjohnsmedia@gmail.com with the subject “Cory Turner Motorsports” to be added to the list.

CORY’S CREW Cory Turner is proud to partner with several dedicated marketing partners for the 2017 race season, including KT Tobacco, Insta-Panels, Braemar Building Systems, Silo Wireless, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Six Nations Bingo, Malabar Super Spice, JNE Recovery, V&R Recycling, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Hauser’s Pharmacy, KT Gas & Convenience, The Truck Toppers, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Rondex, Silverdale Gun Club, Barlow Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, Bryan’s Farm Supply, Total Coatings, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Top Flight Wings, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Northern Performance, Charlie Bee Honey, and ImageFactor.ca.

 

 

Favorite Track: River Cities Speedway tops list for Greg Wilson on the World of Outlaws Tour

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — August 15, 2017 — The famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio is Greg Wilson’s home track and while the historic oval is near the top of his list of venues he enjoys racing at, one track trumps even Eldora for him. That track is River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Wilson cites the high-banked bullring as his favorite track in the entire country. And he’s seen quite a few as he travels from coast-to-coast with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

The Ohio native will return to River Cities Speedway this weekend for the 2nd Leg of the Northern Tour Presented by American Tire Service Inc. on Friday, August 18. The event will mark the second and final stop of the season for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway.

“We always get an awesome race track at Grand Forks,” said Wilson. “It’s really wide and very racy. The fans up there are great, which is very similar to home. I just absolutely love going there. It’s great that we get to go up there a couple of times a year. Grand Forks is a great race track to go to.”

Wilson finished among the top-10 in the 1st Leg of the Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway back in June. He worked his way from the 15th starting spot to a 10th-place finish on a track that was very fast and heavy due to rain earlier that evening, which led to a lengthy rain delay, just a few laps into the 40-lap main event. In August of 2016 at River Cities Speedway, Wilson also worked his way forward, coming from the 19th starting spot to finish 11th.

“Like any place, anymore, you have to get those first two laps in and qualify decent,” he shared of what it takes to be in contention at River Cities Speedway. “The neat thing about Grand Forks is that is always gets wide and racy. Even if you may not time very good you can still pass race cars. Last time the rain kind of goofed us up. Hopefully this time the weather cooperates and the track gets wide like it usually does.”

In just a handful of races with the Outlaws at River Cities Speedway in his career, the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner has a pair of top-10 finishes. Wilson made his first trip to Grand Forks in 2012 and returned the next year as well. Since he embarked on the full World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour for the first time in his career last year he has made three more starts at the track. With 40 laps as the distance in the main event at River Cities Speedway, traffic will certainly come into play.

“It’s super important to have a car that will maneuver at Grand Forks,” Wilson noted. “We sometimes struggle, because where we come from is usually dry/slick. The track there stays decent and races really wide. We have a tendency to get our race car too tight. The last couple of times we have been there, we have left some stagger on the car and made it to where it was maneuverable and we’ve had better runs. That’s real key when you go to a place like that. The experience is important as well, going back to places for the third, fourth and fifth time. That’s definitely starting to help our program.”

Prior to heading to the track on race day, Wilson will be on-hand at American Tire Service Inc. at their location on Gateway Drive across from the race track for a Meet & Greet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A ticket giveaway will be part of the festivities. Wilson, who drives the Hercules Tires No. w20, makes numerous appearances each season for the brand, with American Tire Service Inc., being a Hercules dealer.

“American Tire has been affiliated with us every time we have gone up to Grand Forks,” he stated. “Curt (Scheevel, owner) and the gang there are great people. We love going and doing an event there. They go to the race track every week. I asked him one time, ‘Curt, what you do guys do up here in Grand Fork?’ He said, ‘We drink beer and go to the races at Grand Forks and in the winter-time we drink beer and go watch hockey.’ These dealer visits are a great time to go and meet fans. Like I said, they have great fans up in Grand Forks.”

When it comes to competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the constant travel is one of the toughest challenges that drivers and crews face. Especially, those who have families. For Wilson, his family travels the circuit with him in their toterhome. Having his wife and two girls on the road with him makes all the miles and hours on the road a lot more manageable and more importantly, enjoyable.

“With my deal in particular, if my wife and kids couldn’t be out here, I probably wouldn’t be doing it with the tour,” explained Wilson. “I am a pretty a family-oriented guy. With the struggles that come with being out here on the road, my wife and kids are the ones that keep me going when we aren’t running so good. It’s awesome to have my family with me out here and to be involved with so many great people.”

Tickets for the 2nd Leg of the Northern Tour Presented by American Tire on Friday, August 18 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling 815-344-2023. Tickets can also be purchased at the River Cities Speedway track office, area ticket outlets and at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Cory Eliason Makes First Career Knoxville Nationals Feature Event

PETERSEN MEDIA: Bouncing back from a 360 Nationals that saw them come up short of their goal, Cory Eliason and the Van Dyke Motorsports team made some noise with the 410 power plant that culminated in Eliason making his first ever Knoxville Nationals feature event and finishing 17th.

“It is still kind of surreal to me,” Cory Eliason said on qualifying for the Nationals feature event. “It means so much to me, and I can’t thank Harley Van Dyke and his team enough for giving me another shot at Knoxville.”

Kicking the 410ci portion of the week off last Sunday night during the Capitani Classic, the Kingsburg, CA pilot began to open some eyes as he took second in his heat race and then went on to defeat Brian Brown, Sammy Swindell, and Chad Kemenah in match races before coming up short against Greg Hodnett.

Lining the Lucas Oil/Hansen Machine/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 5h up in the fifth starting position, Eliason would go wheel to wheel with some seasoned vets at the famed ½ mile facility as he finished 12th.

Heading to Oskaloosa, IA on Monday for the Front Row Challenge, Eliason would again continue to make people take notice of the Van Dyke Motorsports machine as he would take the green flag from the 20th starting position and work his way up to 12th when the exciting feature event came to a close.

Wednesday night the Van Dyke Motorsports team would get back on track at Knoxville Raceway, and Eliason would admit that they struggled a bit after building up so much momentum.

Getting behind in time trials after timing in 27th quickest, Eliason would slip back and finish sixth in his heat race and be mired deep in the night’s semi. Finishing eighth in the ‘B’, Eliason’s prelim night would be over and the team would begin focusing on Friday night’s “Hard Knox” qualifying night.

Saturday morning tragedy would strike team owner Harley Van Dyke, and with him needing to travel back home, Eliason and company would carry on with heavy hearts.

With emotions running high, Eliason would lay down a great lap in time trials as his sixth quick effort propel him to a third place finish in his heat race, which transferred him into the feature event.

With the top-four finishers in the feature locking into the Saturday night show, Eliason was in prime position as he took the green flag in the fourth starting spot.

Falling back in the early stages of the race, Eliason would go to work on the bottom of the speedway and get by Joey Saldana and Jacob Allen late to move into fourth.

Fending off All Star point leader, Chad Kemenah, in the final laps, Eliason would do California proud as he held on to the fourth spot and solidified his spot in Saturday’s 50-lap feature event.

Rolling off from the 20th starting spot on Saturday night, Eliason would do everything he could to move forward and avoid going a lap down, but once he got lapped he would be stuck in the back of the pack for much of the night, though was able to gain a few positions as he finished in the 17th spot.

“To put it in the show in our second attempt back there is an accomplishment in itself,” Eliason said. “From last year to this year we have made huge gains, and I am looking forward to hopefully getting back to the Nationals in 2018 and trying again. I can’t thank Harley and everyone enough for the opportunity, and I am continuing to send well wishes to him and his family.”

The Van Dyke Motorsports team would like to thank Lucas Oil, Hansen Machine, NAAKE Suspension, Maxim Chassis, and Moyle Racing Engines for their support during the year.

 

 

Paul McMahan Starts Career 18th Knoxville Nationals Feature Event

PETERSEN MEDIA: Paul McMahan and his Destiny Motorsports team made a little noise during the Knoxville Nationals, and when the whirlwind week came to a close, McMahan had successfully locked into his 18th career Nationals feature event and came away with a 13th place finish.

“We had a really good week, but Saturday wasn’t quite what we had hoped for,” McMahan said. “We had worked our way up around the Top-10 at one point, but we had a close call and fell back.”

Kicking the action off on Wednesday night, McMahan would overcome a late qualifying draw and lay down a great lap as he timed the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Champion Brand Lubricants No. 4 machine in eighth quickest in time trials.

Lining up in the seventh starting spot in his heat race, McMahan would fight hard to get into the fourth and final transfer spot. Under fire for the position, McMahan would make a big move getting into turns three and four the secure the spot and safely advance into the important qualifying night feature event.

Find himself in the second row for the 25-lap feature, McMahan would slip back to fifth when the race came to life. Battling with the best in what was a very tough qualifying night feature event, McMahan would finish eighth in the feature, which placed him eighth in the ultra-important Nationals points after one night.

Eagerly watching Thursday night’s program, when the checkered flew on that program, McMahan sat 12th in points and was officially locked into the Saturday night Nationals feature event for the 18th time in his career.

Saturday night, McMahan and company would get off to a nice start during the 50-lap Knoxville Nationals feature event. Working his way forward, McMahan would flirt with position inside the Top-10.

A restart just prior to the scheduled break would see McMahan avoid a near disaster though it would result in him falling back to 15th, where he would run at the race’s halfway point.

The Destiny Motorsports team would make subtle changes during the three-minute break, and back underway, McMahan would work his way forward a couple of positions in the race as he closed his Nationals out with a 13th place finish.

“We had hoped to have a better showing in the feature, but we just couldn’t get going after the break,” McMahan added. “We had a great week in Knoxville, and I am really proud of this team.”

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-67, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-20.

ON TAP: McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team will now resume action with the World of Outlaws as they roll into Grand Forks, ND on Friday night, and Fargo, ND on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

 

 

Cody Lamar Knocked Out of Placerville Speedway Feature Late While Running In Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA- Traveling to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night to take part in a weekly point show, Cody Lamar would look to be well on his way to a Top-10 finish however a late tangle would knock him completely out of the race.

“It was pretty technical on Saturday night, but we looked to be well on our way to a Top-10 finish until a late tangle ultimately ended our night,” Cody Lamar said.

Timing the A1 Septic/Joe Hunt Magnetos/NAAKE Suspension No. 9L entry in second quickest in qualifying, the Sacramento, CA driver would start and finish fourth in his second heat race; placing him solidly inside the night’s top-eight redraw.

As luck would have it, Lamar would find himself with the seven pill, which lined him up in the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from the fourth row on a track that had built up a tricky cushion, Lamar was able to maintain his position in the Top-10 as the race would be filled with a myriad of stoppages.

Continuing to run well, Lamar did a great job of avoiding trouble as he spent much of the night running in sixth, and looking for a way into the Top-five.

On the 22nd lap, Lamar’s night would take a turn for the worse, as a spinning car collected the Sacramento, CA pilot and his night would ultimately come to an end just three laps prior to the checkered flag flying.

“The track got tricky, and really caused some problems for a few other drivers,” Lamar said. “Late in the race it got the best of someone right in front of us, and it ended up collecting us and ending our night.”

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-18, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 4, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Lamar will return to action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway as he takes part in the Mark Forni Classic.

 

 

Brian Brown – Mr. Sprint Car!

(Bill W) August 15, 2017 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team put together an outstanding two weeks of racing and they were rewarded with the 2017 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award. Highlights of the week included winning the Capitani Classic, finishing second in the 360 Nationals, and running sixth in the Knoxville Nationals Saturday night.

You had a strong week, and it culminated with the Knoxville Nationals Saturday. How did you feel heading into that?

First, it was great to be back into the show. We had run second three years in a row, and then we ran sixth. Last year, we were in the C main. You have to earn it every year. Talking with the team, we felt starting fifth, we felt we had a good opportunity to drive up through there and contend for the win.

How did the first half of the race go?

Our starts and restarts are usually our strong suit. But I think in 50 laps, I got passed by one car on open racetrack. Otherwise, I lost ten to twelve spots on starts and restarts. We were able to get through one and two o.k. on the start, but Brad (Sweet) kind of slid up in three and four and I had to get off the gas, and got over the cushion. Coming to the line on lap one, I was running ninth.

The car was fast though and you made your way back forward.

We dug ourselves forward car by car, and we were able to get back up to fourth. We felt we had as good a racecar as anyone. We were able to run the leaders back down. We just wanted to get to the break and make some minor adjustments. We had a restart though, and I didn’t get going very well. I didn’t choose the right line, and Kyle (Larson) got a good run behind me. I made a quick decision and took a bad angle to the cushion. I did everything I could to keep from flipping. We ended up back in eighth, so everything I’d worked for, for that 22 laps was gone in 20 feet.

You were seventh at the halfway point.

I was frustrated with myself at that point. We were able to go from seventh to fifth. We were right on Shane (Stewart) most of the second half. We just weren’t able to make a good enough run on him. We caught up to (lapped) Trey Starks at the end. Shane kind of slowed down, and I slowed my momentum down. Brad snuck by us both and we ended up sixth. It would have been nice to have had another top five at the Nationals, but no one remembers who ran fifth anyway.

You had to be happy with your runs this week.

I couldn’t be more proud of my crew chief Chad (Morgan), Michael, Jordan, my Dad, Snook (Glenn Wignal), my grandpa (George Lasoski)…Bob Myers was down with us on Saturday night. We had all of our partners there supporting us. Hi-Line Trucking of Newton, Iowa and ESN came on board for the week. What can you say about our fans? They’re the ones who keep you pumped up all week! It wasn’t the end result we wanted, but it was a good week. Congratulations to Donny (Schatz). We are watching history with him right now. Hopefully, we can win one of our own one day.

Your family was there as well.

It was awesome to have (wife) Heather, (daughter) Mikayla, Heather’s parents and my parents, my grandpa George was able to come up for a couple days, my sister and my niece all there. That was huge for me. It was as important to have them there as winning anything. We also had some sadness. We lost a very good friend of our race team, John Simmons. We were able to meet him about four or five years ago. He became a huge friend, and he lost his battle with cancer on Friday. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. He’ll be missed big time by our race team.

I know FVP had a strong presence there as well as their new product, Stay Tuned.

There were around 500 FVP employees and customers there to five us a good send off on Saturday. That always gives you a great boost before we head out to the track. I want to thank each and every one of them for their support!

You won the Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car in 2014 as well. What does it mean to you?

That award has quite a bit of meaning to me above and beyond the results. Winning something in Jesse’s honor after we raced so hard at a young age is something I’ll treasure forever.

You also won the Weld Racing Capitani Classic, which is held in honor of a great man.

To win the Capitani Classic is up there on my list. Ralph was hard on me, and then would pat me on the back and tell me I did a good job when things went right. I didn’t really know what my plan was on the start. We started eighth and they kind of left the top open for me, and away we went. Greg’s (Hodnett) a heck of a racecar driver and they’ve been running well all week long. Kerry (Madsen)…we know what we get with their team. We got lucky enough to beat them, and it’s really special. To have a great partner like we do with Weld Wheels sponsoring the race…that made it all the more special

You charged from 12th to run second in the 360 Nationals.

Clint (Garner) has been coming here a lot of years. He has a true sprint car family. His brother, his Dad…I’m envious of him. That’s what racing’s all about. If I can’t win it, I’m glad he was able to. He should have won it three times by now. It was a great effort by our team. I was hoping for one more yellow. Twelfth to second is nothing to hang our head about.

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Brian’s Bits

Brian has now made nine championship events at the Knoxville Nationals. He had a run of three second place finishes from 2012-2014, and also has two sixth place finishes and a seventh.

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 – Weld Wheels

Weld ®. The word is virtually synonymous with racing wheels. Their heritage is unmatched; their product is the choice of champions in most forms of motorsports. Founded in 1968 by Greg Weld out of the pure love of racing, the company has undergone many changes over the last forty years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is that the product is still designed and manufactured in Kansas City, USA. In November 2008, the heritage and future became one, as Weld Racing, LLC was formed by current Weld management and Granite Creek Partners, LLC, to place ownership and leadership of the company back in the hands of racers. Visit them at www.WeldRacing.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Winters Performance Products

Brian says – “We’ve used Winters Rear-ends since we started, along with their drivelines and stops. In fact, the majority of our parts are Winters components. They do a great job, and we are happy to be a part of their operation.”

Winters builds products for the entire racing industry. Their products can be found in NASCAR, Dirt and Pavement Modifieds and Late Models, Bonneville Land Speed Trial Cars, Pulling Tractors, Pike’s Peak Hill Climbers, Off Shore Boats, Dragsters, Midget and Dwarf Cars and 305, 360 and 410 sprint cars. Their products are distributed worldwide through a large dealer network. Winters, located in York, Pennsylvania, has a quality workforce of around 70 helping in the growth and success of the company. Visit them online at www.WintersPerformance.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!

 

 

The Breakdown: Gerdau Recycling Magic City Showdown for World of Outlaws at Nodak Speedway

MINOT, N.D. — August 15, 2017 — The Gerdau Recycling Magic City Showdown presented by Schatz Crossroads Truck Stop and Fastlane Car Wash brings the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series to Nodak Speedway for the 12th time overall on Sunday, August 20. Donny Schatz, the eight-time and defending series champion, who was born and raised in Minot, has been on a roll at the track, racking up five straight wins. A very strong contingent of drivers is following the series this season and will look to dethrone Schatz at his home track, including 2013 series champion Daryn Pittman, who won in Minot in 2007. This edition of The Breakdown sets the stage for this year’s edition of the Gerdau Recycling Magic City Showdown Presented by Schatz Crossroads Truck Stop and Fastlane Car Wash on Sunday, August 20.

The track

Nodak Speedway is a semi-banked three-eighths-mile located at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds. The track record of 12.991 seconds was established by Paul McMahan on Aug. 17, 2014

Past winners

Donny Schatz leads all drives with five wins at Nodak Speedway. He scored his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory at the track in 2012, after several near-misses and since that race, he has been undefeated at the track. Schatz has finished seventh or better in 10 of his 11 starts with the series at Nodak Speedway.

Daryn Pittman won in 2007 at Nodak Speedway, in what was just the second-ever race for the series at the track. Joey Saldana was victorious in Nodak Speedway in 2010 to mark the second track in North Dakota that he had visited the winner’s circle at.

Terry McCarl won the inaugural Outlaws race at Nodak Speedway in 2006, while two-time series champion Jason Meyers, 2001 series titlist Danny Lasoski and Craig Dollansky have all picked up victories at the track as well.

The players

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has 16 full-time teams this year, led by Schatz. Brad Sweet is currently second in points, with David Gravel in third. Pittman recently moved into the fourth position, with Shane Stewart rounding out the top-five. Jason Johnson currently is sixth in the standings, with rookie Sheldon Haudenschild seventh, Kraig Kinser eighth, Logan Schuchart ninth and Jason Sides 10th.

Also on the road again this year are veteran drivers Paul McMahan and Greg Wilson, as well as young drivers Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp. Brent Marks is also contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season, while Jac Haudenschild is behind the wheel of the No. 17 for the Stenhouse Jr Wood Racing team.

Veteran presence

Jason Sides has made 10 starts at Nodak Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, recording six top-10 finishes in the process. Paul McMahan has raced seven times at the track and earned five top-10 finishes. Jac Haudenschild has made seven starts over the years at Nodak Speedway, recording five top-10 finishes along the way. Shane Stewart and Brad Sweet each have four top-10 runs in six starts at Nodak Speedway. David Gravel has a pair of top-five finishes in his three-career visits to Nodak Speedway.

Return visit

Greg Wilson, the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner, will be making the third trip of his career to Nodak Speedway. The Ohio native made his debut at the track in 2013 and returned last year.

The next generation

Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp are three of the youngest drivers on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series circuit. Schuchart and Allen each have made three starts at Nodak Speedway, with both picking up top-10 finishes last year. Knipp, a teenager from Missouri, saw Nodak Speedway for the first time last year.

First timers

Brent Marks and Sheldon Haudenschild are both contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season. The pair each raced for the first time in North Dakota back in June at River Cities Speedway. Marks earned a top-10 finish in that race. The rookies will be seeing Nodak Speedway for the first time.

NAPA Auto Parts Ticket Discount

Fans can save $5 on General Admission tickets when purchased at participating NAPA Auto Parts stores. Tickets buyers will exchange their NAPA receipt for a race ticket at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

Tickets

Tickets for the Gerdau Recycling Magic City Showdown Presented by Schatz Crossroads Truck Stop and Fastlane Car Wash, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Nodak Speedway on Sunday, August 20 can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

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DJ Netto Third at Johnny Key Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making a return trip to Ocean Speedway on Friday night to take part in the 57th Annual Johnny Key Classic, DJ Netto would continue to run well at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds as he would finish third when the 50-lap feature event drew to a conclusion.

“We had a really good car on Saturday night, but with the way the track was we really needed traffic to make a run at the leaders, but cautions just feel at the wrong times,” DJ Netto said. “Lee Lindgren knows how to get a car around this place, and I thank him for giving me a fast hot rod.”

With 25 Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster cars checked into the pit area for the 57th running of the Johnny Key Classic, Netto would get things started off on a quick note as he timed the Tri C Manufacturing/Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain backed No. 3c machine in third quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Hanford, CA driver would have his elbows up on the racy ¼ mile as he was able to carve his way up to finish in the second spot and earn a spot in the all-important Dash.

Getting a great jump in the Dash, Netto would improve his feature event starting position by a row as he finished second, which placed him on the front row alongside Michael Kofoid.

When the feature event came to life, Netto would have to check up a little as the hooked up surface would see his fellow front row starter wheelie up next to him, and it would result in him falling back to third.

As the track stayed hooked up during the early laps, Netto would run comfortably in the third spot as the 50-lapper clicked off laps.

With the race nearing the scheduled ½ way break, the field would get into traffic, and action would pick up as Netto and Kyle Hirst began fighting hard for the third spot, with Netto holding the spot when the scheduled caution flag flew on lap 25.

After some adjustments during the stoppage, Netto would continue to run well in the third spot as the action resumed. With the track changing significantly in the second half of the race, he was able to move around, but his best shot at the lead duo would be in traffic, and untimely cautions would wipe that out of the equation on two occasions.

The final 13-laps would click off with no yellow’s but as Netto would close in on the leaders, he would find himself in another fight for third with Kyle Hirst and Justin Sanders, able to fend them off, the Hanford, CA driver would close his night out with a third place finish.

“It got fun there at the end,” Netto said. “The track was just too good too early, but I think if they don’t touch it, were talking about rubber the last half of the race so it’s just a tricky situation. Thanks again, to Clyde and Marion Lamar and all of these guys for their hard work.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-44, Wins-3, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-26

ON TAP: DJ Netto and the Tri-C Motorsports team are set to travel to Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night for the Tyler Wolf Memorial and to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the Mark Forni Classic.

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

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LARSON MARKS RACING LEAVES KNOXVILLE WITH TWO TOP-FIVE FINISHES

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AUGUST 14, 2017) - Fresh off their Front Row Challenge win at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the Larson Marks Racing team returned to Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway for the 57th Annual 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals.

In their preliminary night on Wednesday, Shane Stewart earned the sixth-fastest lap time in time trials and advanced three positions in his heat race to finish fourth, earning the final transfer spot into the main event. Stewart started the 25-lap feature from seventh on the grid. By lap 15 he advanced to the top five but slipped back one position in the closing laps to finish sixth. Larson Marks co-owner, Kyle Larson, started on the pole and led all 25 laps to win the Wednesday prelim before flying back to Michigan for NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series competition.

As a result of Stewart racing in Australia during the off season, he was able to compete in Friday's SPEED SPORT World Challenge. After a 14-car inversion, Stewart started ninth for the 20-lap event. A couple of laps into World Challenge he had a bobble coming out of Turn 2 and slipped back to 14th. Stewart was able to immediately regain two spots and advanced two more in the closing laps to finish 10th.

After all preliminary competition was complete for the Knoxville Nationals, Stewart sat 10th in overall points, tied with Larson, locking both of them into Saturday's 50-lap finale. The two started next to each other, comprising Row 5. On lap 23, the second caution was displayed, bunching up the field for a the two-lap dash before the halfway caution was displayed for crews to go back to work on their cars. Larson and Stewart were both able to steal two positions on the restart before the third caution was displayed.

Crews went to work in hopes to have the perfect set up for the final 25 laps. When cars returned to the track, Larson restarted from third and Stewart from fifth, with both gaining position when the field went back to green-flag racing. Both maintained their positions in the closing laps, despite Larson making one last run at the leader. Larson ultimately earned the runner-up spot and Stewart finished fourth.

"It's the biggest week of the year for us," said Stewart. "My guys gave me a fast car all week. Justin [Marks] and his wife, Erin, were able to come on Saturday, it was great to have the whole team together. I really wanted to be standing on top of the podium at the end of it, but I'm still thankful we were able to advance and finish fourth. One of these years we will get the win."

Larson Marks Racing will be back in action Friday, August 18 at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D.

QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: Knoxville Raceway DATE: August 9, 2017
QUALIFYING: 6th HEAT RACE: 4th
DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 7th FEATURE FINISH: 5th

TRACK: Knoxville Raceway DATE: August 11, 2017
QUALIFYING: N/A HEAT RACE: N/A
DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 9th FEATURE FINISH: 10th

TRACK: Knoxville Raceway DATE: August 12, 2017
QUALIFYING: 6th HEAT RACE: 4th
DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 10th FEATURE FINISH: 4th

 

 

Justin Miller

[PLYMOUTH, WIS.] August 14, 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 and at the historic Angell Park Speedway on Sunday.

Miller was VICTORIOUS in his heat race on Saturday at PDTR and the A-main was exciting as Miller battled through the field starting 10th and at the checkers it was a photo finish where Miller finished 4th!

Sunday’s events at the Angell Park Speedway were just as exciting as Miller finished 2nd in his heat race after starting 6th and he started 7th in the A-main. After 25-laps, Miller would capture another top ten finish, finishing 3rd; in the past five races Miller has had 4 top five A-main finishes!

Climbing from the cockpit Miller stated, “WOW what an awesome weekend! We are very fortunate to have great supporters of our race team and I could not do it without them or my team that works hard during the week and each weekend.”

The #15M will be back in action on Saturday at the Plymouth Dirt Track. 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

 

 

Placerville Tough on Tony Gualda Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of a hard charge at Placerville Speedway one week ago, Tony Gualda’s night got off to a great start until an incident on the opening lap of the feature event turned what looked like a good night into a frustrating ‘DNF’.

“We had good speed all night long, and it felt really good,” Tony Gualda said. “Cody and Darin have been working really hard on this car, and I just hate that a good starting spot was ended up being all for not.”

Timing the PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness/Moorefield Construction machine in third quickest in time trials amongst the 24 other cars that took a time on Saturday night.

Lining up in the second row of the third heat race, the Hollister, CA native would take care of business and finish fourth, putting him solidly in the feature event as well as making him eligible for the Top-Eight redraw.

Drawing the four pill, Gualda would line the PT Shocks/51 Fifty Energy Drink/Pacific Highway Rentals entry up in the second row for the 25-lap feature event.

When the field was shown the green flag, a car in front of Gualda would get out of shape and with nowhere to go, Gualda would become involved in the incident and his night would be over just like that.

“It was frustrating,” Gualda added. “We have been working to get better all year, and then the night where it seems to be going well we get caught up in someone else’s mess. I have to thank this team for continuing to work with me, and get me better every week.”

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 and Tony Gualda will be back in action Saturday night in Placerville, CA for the 12th Annual Johnny Key Classic.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-28, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-14.

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

 

 

Cox Fourth at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to his home state of California to race for the first time in over a month, Justyn Cox had a nice showing as he worked his way forward to finish fourth at Placerville Speedway on Saturday.

“We got off to a bit of a tough start, but my guys worked hard, watched the track, and we had a good car in the feature that saw us go from 18th and finish fourth,” Justyn Cox said.

Timing in 21st quickest in qualifying time trials, Cox would find himself in an early hole but didn’t give in as his team went to work to try and rebound.

Having some luck in his heat race, Cox would take the fourth and final transfer spot and move directly into the 25-lap feature event. Though in the feature, Cox still had some work to do as he would take the green flag in the 18th starting spot.

Cox would go to work on the famed ¼ mile facility as he bobbed and heave his way forward, taking advantage of some stoppages that led to double file restarts. Sitting in the fourth spot just past the halfway point, a lap 16 restart would see the Clarksburg, CA driver jump into second, but another caution would negate his efforts.

Getting to third on the next restart, Cox would hold down the final podium spot but a final restart would force him to the inside lane which would not be a prime spot. Losing a spot when the race came back to life, Cox would hang on to finish in the fourth spot when the checkered flag flew.

“We have really been running well, and have been in the top five every night for what seems like the last three weeks or so,” Cox noted. “We had a shot at the podium, but the cautions at the end hurt us a little, but still ended up being a nice night.”

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-37, Wins-4, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-23

ON TAP: Cox will be in action on two occasions this week as he is set to take part in the Tyler Wolf Memorial on Friday night in Chico, CA and the Mark Forni Classic in Placerville, CA on Saturday.

 

 

DeCaires Celebrates Birthday With 2nd Place Finish at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- One week after a tough night at Placerville Speedway saw him and his team lose the point lead, Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team came back strong as they finished in the second spot after battling for the race win.

Celebrating his 50th birthday at the speedway, DeCaires opened his night up by timing the potent Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Thompson’s Auto Center/RedHawk Casino backed No. 4SA machine in 10th quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, DeCaires was able to get the best of Mike Benson to take the win and make himself eligible for the nightly redraw which set the first four rows of the feature event.

Pulling the three pill, the Elk Grove, CA native line the NAAKE Suspension/A.R.T./King Racing Products entry up in the second row of the 25-lap affair on the slick Placerville Speedway racing surface.

When the race came to life, DeCaires would quickly take over the second spot as he chased after the early leader, Jimmy Trulli. In a race that was chalk full of stoppages, the opening 11 laps would rip off with no major issues and it would allow the leaders to encounter traffic.

On the ninth lap, DeCaires would use a big move to get around Trulli and bring the crowd to their feet as he took command of the race and began leading the way.

Enduring several stoppages that slowed the flow of the race, DeCaires would soon feel pressure from Steven Tiner, who had moved into the second spot. A myriad of stoppages would see numerous restarts, and finally a lap 20 restart would hurt DeCaires as Tiner would get the best of him and drop him back to the second spot.

Trying to race his way back around the new leader, DeCaires would come up just short as he would still bring the Miller Motorsports entry home with a second place finish.

Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic, Thompson’s Auto Center, RedHawk Casino, NAAKE Suspension, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, King Racing Products, Smith Titanium, Amerikote, Motion Media Wraps, Hangtown Sheet Metal & Fabrication, Vortex Wings, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Frank’s Auto Body Shop, El Dorado Hills Landscape, Anrak Corporation, and Wesmar Racing Engines for their support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 14, Wins- 2, Top-5’s-7, Top-10’s-11

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will return to action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway for the 12th Annual Mark Forni Classic.

 

 

Tiner Takes Home Third Win of 2017

PETERSEN MEDIA: One week after taking over the Placerville Speedway point lead, Steven Tiner added to that on Saturday night as he made a late race move around Greg DeCaires to take home his third feature event win of the season.

“It is pretty cool to get this win,” Steven Tiner said. “Most of my regular help couldn’t make it, so it was my Aunt, my Uncle, and my Dad in the pits with me and that is pretty cool.”

With 25 cars in the pit area on Saturday night, Tiner opened things up by timing the Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Fisher Racing Engines No. 94 machine in sixth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Picking up a third place finish in his heat race, the Visalia, CA pilot would move into the nightly redraw where the five pill put him in the third row for the 25-lap main event.

When the race came to life, Tiner would run inside the Top-Five as he chased after the lead bunch of cars until the first red of the night came on the 11th circuit. The ensuing restart would see Tiner jump into the third spot as he chased after the lead duo of Jimmy Trulli and Greg DeCaries.

Continuing to run in third, Tiner would take advantage of a lap 16 restart as he would get by Trulli to take over the second spot and then set his sights on race leader and championship rival, Greg DeCaires.

A couple more stoppages would set DeCaires and Tiner up on the front row for double file restarts, and while DeCaires would continue to lead the way, Tiner would follow closely as they worked around the slick ¼ mile.

With five to go, Tiner would finally break through and get the jump as he surged to the point, and never looked back as he raced his way to his third feature event win of the season.

“This championship battle is going to come down to the final night, and it has been a blast so far,” Tiner said. “We would love to win the deal, but we are going to focus on trying to win races and see how everything shakes out. This is a big win heading into the Forni, so hopefully were able to park in victory lane again next week.”

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

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-29, Wins-3, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-19

ON TAP: Tiner will return to action on Saturday night in Placerville, CA for the 12th Annual Mark Forni Classic.

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Hirst Earns Top-5 at Johnny Key Memorial

8/14/17- Kyle Hirst added another Top-5 finish to his resume Saturday night aboard his Roth Motorsports entry at the Johnny Key Memorial race at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, California.

Hirst started the evening off with a fourth place qualifying lap and went on to finish third in his heat race, placing him in the dash event. A sixth place finish in the dash lined the 83 up on the outside of row #3 for the 50 Lap Feature event.

Hirst was able to gain two positions by Lap 10. At the halfway break on Lap 25, the 83 crew made adjustments to the Roth Enterprise/HR Livestock machine. Hirst continued to hold onto the fourth position as the lap count dwindled. A late pass in the race by Justin Sanders gave Hirst a 5th place 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 at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA Friday night and Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA on Saturday night.

SEASON STATS: Races: 42, Wins: 9, Top 5’s: 29, Top 10’s: 36

**Photo credit: Jason Tucker Photos

STAY CONNECTED:

Roth Motorsports: Website: www.rothmotorsports83.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports

Twitter: @RothMotorsports

You can keep up with Kyle Hirst by following him on Twitter @KyleHirstRacing.

 

 

Michael Kofoid Fends off Andy Forsberg To Claim 57th Johnny Key Classic

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA, )- Though the race was 50-laps, the crowd left Saturday night’s 57th Annual Johnny Key Classic a buzz after Michael Kofoid outlasted a furious charge from Andy Forsberg during the final 10 laps of the feature event to score his first ever Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster feature event win, and become the youngest ever Johnny Key Classic Champion at just 15 year olds.

Following extensive track prep prior to the 50-lap feature in hopes of providing a surface that would hold up for the entire program, the first ½ of the feature would see most drivers work the bottom of the speedway.

When the green flag flew on the race, Kofoid would get the jump over fellow front row starter DJ Netto, as he would pull away form the field early. As Kofoid led the way, Forsberg would move into the second spot as the car on the move early would be Colby Copeland who piloted the Van Lare No. 5v on this night.

The first stoppage of the night came on the 10th circuit as Copeland’s strong start would come to an early end as his machine would flip wildly in turns three and four. Able to climb away from the scene unharmed, Copeland’s night would come to an end.

Back underway; Kofoid would continue to lead the way as Forsberg held strong in the second spot.

Behind the lead duo, the action heated up as Kyle Hirst and DJ Netto hooked up in an extremely exciting battle as they swapped the position lap after lap, until a caution again waived on the 17th lap just as the leaders entered traffic.

With a clear track ahead of the leaders, Kofoid would again get a nice jump, but this time Forsberg was able to hang with him and stay on his rear bumper as the track slowly began to widen out and allow guys to move around.

As laps clicked down closer to the scheduled stoppage at the halfway point, Forsberg and Kofoid gave fans a sneak peak of the race’s final laps as they fought hard in traffic until the yellow flag finally flew on the 25th lap to allow teams a 10-minute window to make changes.

At the halfway point, Kofoid led the way over Forsberg, Netto, Hirst, Justin Sanders, Gio Scelzi, Mitchell Faccinto, Bud Kaeding, Dustin Golobic, and Geoff Ensign.

When the second half of the feature ramped back up, Kofoid would remain extremely strong out front, but behind him Andy Forsberg waited in the wings as he tried tirelessly to make the high, scary side work.

Getting a big run on the restart, Forsberg would take a shot and slide up in front of Kofoid, but Kofoid was having none of it and kept him at bay.

Following stoppages on lap 32 and lap 37, the battle up front was on.

Just as he did on the lap 25 restart, the lap 37 restart saw Forsberg carry a ton of momentum and slide up and take the lead as he officially led the 38th lap, but behind him the 15-year-old sensation was right there to retake the top spot and officially lead the 39th lap as they raced wheel to wheel at the flag stand.

With the capacity crowd on their feet, Forsberg and Kofoid waged war on each other as they ran hard and clean with $5000 on the line.

Kofoid would take the white flag as the race leader, but with ¼ mile left in the race this one was far from over.

Running the cushion threw one and two, Forsberg closed up on Kofoid as they ran down the backstretch. Going low in three and four, Forsberg would slide up in front of Kofoid in turns three and four, but his slide would get him up over the cushion and it would see both drivers drag race to the checkered flag with Kofoid picking up the thrilling win by just .159 seconds.

“I can’t believe it,” Kofoid said in victory lane. “I saw the 92 (Forsberg) coming in those last few laps and I thought ‘oh crap’. I kept hitting my marks and I am fortunate enough to be standing here in victory lane in what is another huge win for this team at Ocean Speedway.”

“Man, I hope all you fans liked that,” second running Andy Forsberg said. “I think we had a better car than the 4s, but he was a better driver on this night, and he flat out beat me. I hope you all enjoy watching him because I don’t think he will be on the dirt for long.”

Amidst the wild finish, DJ Netto would continue to run well as of late at Ocean Speedway and end his night on the podium with a third place finish.

“Lee Lindgren really knows how to make a car get around Ocean Speedway, and again we had another great car,” Netto said. “I couldn’t really get up to the two leaders but we had a great race between Kyle Hirst and Justin Sanders, and it’s nice to be back up here on the podium.”

Justin Sanders outlasted Kyle Hirst for fourth, as Hirst held on to finish fifth. Mitchell Faccinto finished sixth, as Zane Blanchard had an extremely strong run that saw him charge from 22nd to finish seventh. Bud Kaeding rebounded from a lap 32 spin to finish eighth, Geoff Ensign ran ninth, and Koen Shaw rounded out the Top-10.

Saturday night at Ocean Speedway a total of 25 Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster and Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo cars checked into the pit area and it was Mitchell Faccinto earning quick time honors in qualifications.

A total of three heat races were ran on this night with wins going to Forsberg, Copeland, and Gio Scelzi.

Geoff Ensign was victorious in the 12-lap B Main and moved into the feature event along with Collin Markle, Jarrett Soares, Brad Furr, Kurt Nelson, Brent Brjork, and Zane Blanchard, while Michael Kofoid won the aforementioned Dash.

2017 Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster Schedule

9/6 Silver Dollar Speedway- Gold Cup

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster has just one race remaining in 2017 and the finale will take place during the Gold Cup Race of Champions, as the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster open the four-day extravaganza up on Weds, Sept. 6th.

2017 WINNERS: Shane Golobic (March 11th Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (March 31st Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (May 27th Marysville Raceway), Kyle Hirst (May 28th Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (July 1st Marysville Raceway), Kyle Hirst (July 14th Ocean Speedway), Michael Kofoid (August 12th Ocean Speedway).

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints. For more information on Flowmaster, please visit www.flowmastermufflers.com.

CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360ci Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2017, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 9 events at 4 different tracks around California.

 

 

By the Numbers: Duel in the Dakotas for the World of Outlaws at Red River Valley Speedway

WEST FARGO, N.D. — August 14, 2017 — Red River Valley Speedway is set to host the Gerdau Recycling Duel in the Dakotas for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Saturday, August 19. The event was originally scheduled for June 17, but postponed due to inclement weather. All tickets and pit pass armbands from that date will be honored. The Duel in the Dakotas will mark the Outlaws first visit to the track since 2012, when Hall of Famer Sammy Swindell was victorious. Donny Schatz, who calls Fargo home, is the winningest active driver with the series at the track. He has won with both the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at the track. This edition of By the Numbers sets the stage for the Gerdau Recycling Duel in the Dakotas at Red River Valley Speedway on Saturday, August 19.

By the Numbers: Red River Valley Speedway

0.375- Miles around Red River Valley Speedway

0.5- Miles around the original configuration of the track

2- Drivers competing for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season with the Outlaws: Sheldon Haudenschild and Brent Marks

4- Total nights of racing in the state of North Dakota for the World of Outlaws this season

12.045- Track record established by Paul McMahan in 2012

13- Drivers who have won A-Feature events with the World of Outlaws at Red River Valley Speedway over the years

14- Drivers who have won A-Feature events with the World of Outlaws this season through August 12

16- Wins for Donny Schatz through August 12 to lead the series; Teams that are following the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour full-time this season; A-Feature wins for Donny Schatz in his home state of North Dakota in his Outlaws career

27- Top-10 finishes with the Outlaws for Jac Haudenschild at Red River Valley Speedway, the most of any driver expected to compete

30- Different seasons in which the World of Outlaws have raced at Red River Valley Speedway, dating back to 1981

37- Main event starts (including preliminary features) with the Outlaws for Donny Schatz at his home track, dating back to 1993

38- Main event starts (including preliminary features) for Jac Haudenschild with the Outlaws at the track, dating back to 1986 the most of any driver expected to race on August 19

43- Top-Five finishes for Donny Schatz this season through August 12 to lead the series

50-Top-10 finishes for Brad Sweet this year through August 12 to lead the series

79- Miles from River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, where the World of Outlaws race on August 18 to Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo

10,000 Dollars that the winner will receive on Saturday, August 19

1981- Year the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series first raced at Red River Valley Speedway

2006- Year of Donny Schatz’s most recent World of Outlaws win at Red River Valley Speedway

2011- Year that Schatz most recently won at the track, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

2012- Year the Outlaws last raced at the track

Tickets for the Gerdau Recycling Duel in the Dakotas, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, along with the INEX Legends at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, August 19 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023, as well as at the track on race day.

Fans can also save $5 on General Admission tickets when purchased at participating NAPA Auto Parts stores. Tickets buyers will exchange their NAPA receipt for a race ticket at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

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Winners Share of $3,300 for 'Air Performance 40' NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Event at Superbowl - Sat. August 26th!

Greenville, TX (08/14/17) by DarinShort.com. The Sprint Car Bandits series NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series presented by Blaine's Motor Supply has saved the biggest race of the series for the last stop of the season at Superbowl Speedway near Greenville Texas on Saturday, August 26th with the running of the Air Performance 40 presented by Spellbound Boutiques, both of Rockwall Texas. Visit www.AirPerformanceDFW.com and www.SpellboundBoutiques.com for more information on each of these great supporters of sprint car racing. This unique event will reward the winning driver with up to $3,300 cash for their efforts.

The event will pay $2,000 to the 40-lap feature winner, $1,000 for second place and pays down generously to $300 to start (see below for complete breakdown). All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and just a $15 nightly draw fee.

Here's where things get really interesting on August 26th. Instead of the normal 25-lap A-feature, it will be extended to 40 laps. A minimum of $1,800 cash, in addition, will be paid out in bonus money that night to drivers that have raced at least one time in the Sprint Car Bandits series the past two seasons!

AT THE TIME OF WRITING, the leader of laps 26-28 and lap 30 will each receive $50; and the leader of lap 29, plus 31-40 will each receive $100...that's a total of $1,300! $1,000 of this total is sponsored by www.AirPerformanceDFW.com of Rockwall - and the other $300 cash is from a silent sponsor from the racing industry that wishes to remain anonymous.

PLUS there will be MYSTERY CASH awards totaling $500 going out to SCB drivers in the A-feature. This $500 sponsorship is from www.SpellboundBoutiques.com of Rockwall. The actual Mystery Cash awards will be announced to the fans during the A-feature, so fans will know what the awards will be - but the drivers won't know until after the race is completed! (So no one can intentionally try to win the Mystery Cash amounts.) The only advance clue to the drivers is that finishing the 40 laps may end up being more rewarding to you.

PLUS, if you would like to sponsor any of the laps 1 through 25, we have decided to open them up for sponsorship as well, to potentially further build to this initial posted amount. Just email Darin at dssm93@msn.com with the lap(s) you would like to sponsor along with your contact/business information. Cash is due at the track by race day prior to the start of the event (give to Steve). Even if you're a driver and you want to sponsor your car number's lap in the feature, that works too!

Lap leader sponsors are $50 or $100/lap. It's your choice.

Again, all posted bonus awards will be distributed to drivers that have competed in the Sprint Car Bandits series at least once in 2016 or 2017, so if the leader happens to not be a SCB driver, it will go to the next eligible SCB driver in the running order. Any new series driver will compete for the full posted purse of $2,000 to win and $300 to start. So if you are a new SCB series driver, I would highly suggest you race the SCB event previous night at Wichita Speedway so you're eligible for the $1,800 in bonus cash at Superbowl.

Superbowl Speedway is located at 437 FM 1903 Greenville, TX and is quite easy to get to. Take the 'FM 1903' exit off of I-30 (exit 87, about 45 miles from downtown Dallas), then head east 3 miles and you will run into the track. The main entrance is first and is for race fans going to the stands. The second exit off of corner 4 is for the pit entrance. On race day, the track phone number is (903) 883-2504 or click

http://www.facebook.com/superbowlspeedway for the track Facebook page. The first green flag on Saturday August 26th is slated for 8pm. Superbowl Speedway divisions will round out the full night of racing.

40-lap SCB feature race payback for Saturday, June 26th: $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. $1,800 in bonus cash will be distributed to teams that have competed at least once with the SCB in 2016 or 2017. 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 61 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 Superbowl Speedway on August 26th.

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Remaining Confirmed Dates - Schedule, as of 08/14/17:

8-25-17 Wichita Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX (Friday, $2,000/win and $325/start)

8-26-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Saturday, $2,000/win and $300/start)

9-16-17 Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX (Saturday, $2,000/win and $300/start)

9-30-17 LoneStar Speedway Kilgore, TX (Saturday, Purse TBA, Minimum $2,000/win and $300/start)

We hope you can take in the next NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series event at Superbowl Speedway Saturday August 26th - for 40 laps of high speed 360C.I. Sprint Car racing action in the Air Performance 40 presented by Spellbound Boutiques (and don't forget the Wichita Speedway event the night before...those details are posted at the SCB site and FB pages)!

 

 

The Breakdown: 2nd Leg of the Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway Presented by American Tire Service

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — August 14, 2017 — The 2nd Leg of the Northern Tour Presented by American Tire Service Inc. for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will take the green flag on Friday, August 18 at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. In the 1st Leg of the Northern Tour in June, David Gravel was victorious at the high-banked bullring over Kerry Madsen and Donny Schatz. For Gravel, it was his first win at the track and snapped a four-race win streak that Schatz had been on at the track with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Schatz returns to his home state this week fresh off his 10th win the Knoxville Nationals. This edition of The Breakdown sets the stage for the 2nd Leg of the Northern Tour presented by American Tire Service for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway, which kicks off a tripleheader weekend in the state of North Dakota for the series.

The track

River Cities Speedway is a high-banked, three-tenths-mile. The track record of 9.269-seconds at 116.517 mph, established by Jason Meyers on August 21, 2009.

Past winners

David Gravel won in June at River Cities Speedway to earn his first-career victory at the track. At the time, the win was his ninth of the season, which tied his previous career-high. Gravel has since added three more A-Feature wins to establish a new career-high of 12. He also won a preliminary feature last week during the Knoxville Nationals to bring his season total to 13 overall victories.

Donny Schatz has won four of the last five World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races at River Cities Speedway. He swept the Northern Tour in both 2015 and 2016. Schatz has eight overall wins with the Outlaws at River Cities to lead all drivers. The North Dakota native has finished in the top-10 in all 19 of the previous races for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at River Cities.

Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series champion, won at the track in 2014. Kraig Kinser also is a past winner at River Cities Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, taking the checkered flag in the 1st Leg of the Northern Tour in 2012.

The players

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has 16 teams following the series full-time this year, led by Schatz. Brad Sweet is currently second in points, with David Gravel in third. Daryn Pittman recently moved back into the fourth position, with Shane Stewart rounding out the top-five. Jason Johnson currently is sixth in the standings, with rookie Sheldon Haudenschild seventh, Kraig Kinser eighth, Logan Schuchart ninth and Jason Sides 10th.

Also on the road again this year are veteran drivers Paul McMahan and Greg Wilson, as well as young drivers Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp. Brent Marks is also contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season. Jac Haudenschild is behind the wheel of the No. 17 machine for the Stenhouse Jr. Wood Racing team.

Plenty of starts

Jason Sides and Paul McMahan have competed in the majority of the previous World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events at River Cities Speedway. Sides has made 18 starts, while McMahan has 16. McMahan has recorded 12 top-10 finishes, while Sides has nine top-10 runs at the track. Jac Haudenschild has made seven starts in his Hall of Fame career at River Cities Speedway, picking up six top-10 finishes along the way, including a runner-up performance in the inaugural World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at the track in 2007.

Up to speed

Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Shane Stewart, Jason Johnson and Greg Wilson have had a fair amount of success in a limited number of starts at River Cities Speedway. Sweet has six top-10 finishes at the track in nine races. Gravel has raced eight times at the track and has recorded six top-10 finishes, including his win in June. Stewart has four top-10 finishes, including a third-place effort in 2015. Johnson, who finished fourth in his debut at the track in 2015, has two top-10 finishes. Wilson has a pair of top-10 finishes at River Cities, including one back in June.

Next generation

Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp are three of the youngest drivers on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series circuit. Schuchart has made six starts at River Cities Speedway and has three top-10 finishes, including runs of third and fourth last year. Allen, who has qualified for six main events at the track, led the first four laps of the main event at River Cities back in June, before contact with the wall in turn four ended his night. Knipp qualified for his first A-Feature at the track in June.

First timers

Brent Marks and Sheldon Haudenschild are battling for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season. Each made their first trip to River Cities Speedway in June, with Marks picking up the KSE Hard Charger Award, after powering his way to an eighth-place finish, after starting 21st.

Home track advantage

Mark Dobmeier, the winningest sprint car driver in the history of River Cities Speedway, finished ninth in the 1st Leg of the Northern Tour in June. The multi-time track champion, who has three career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wins, is still chasing his first victory with the series at his home track.

Meet & Greet

Prior to the event at River Cities Speedway, American Tire Service Inc. will host a Meet & Greet, with a Ticket Giveaway on Race Day, Friday, August 18, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at their location on Gateway Drive, across from the track, featuring Greg Wilson, driver of the Hercules Tires No. w20 car.

Tickets for the 2nd Leg of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events at River Cities Speedway on Friday, August 18 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling 815-344-2023. Tickets can also be purchased at the River Cities Speedway track office, area ticket outlets and at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

It’s Ardmore and Lawton This Weekend for Sprint Series of Oklahoma!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – August 13, 2017 - A huge weekend double-header awaits the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products as the tour will make another Friday night appearance at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore before making their inaugural appearance at Lawton Speedway for a Saturday night event atop the famed red-clay quarter mile oval.

The SSO has been scheduled four previous times this 2017 race season with Mother Nature having its way twice. “Texan” Michael Day won the last time the series visited Ardmore back on June 23 while Wichita Falls driver Chad Koch took the series opener back on March 25. Dating back to last years inaugural season, Southern Oklahoma Speedway has hosted a total of six SSO events without a repeat winner. Joining Day and Koch as feature winners atop the Southern Oklahoma speed plant are Marcus Thomas, Chad Wilson, Michelle Melton and John Carney, II.

Season-long point leader Jake Martens of Fairview, Oklahoma comes into the two-race weekend with a slim thirteen-point advantage over defending tour and IMCA national sprint car champion Andy Shouse. Shouse also has a series-leading four feature victories on the season while Martens remains winless.

Despite missing one event, Joe Wood, Jr. sits just 46-points out of the point lead and third in the standings while Loyd Clevenger sits fourth. Chris Kelly sits fifth while Koch, Blake Dacus, Justin Fisk, Cody Whitworth and Tristan Oakes round out the top ten in the point standings.

Joining the above-mentioned drivers for this coming weekend’s events are Dillon Laden, Steven Shebester, Jerry Jumper, Gary Owens, Blake Scott, Brandon Anderson, Josh Toho, Justin Mowry and Cody Jarvis.

Several North Texas drivers are also expected to make the trip across the Red River to do battle and one or both venues.

Friday night’s event at Southern Oklahoma Speedway open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:30 PM start time. Grandstand admission prices are $15 for adults; $10 for ages 6-12. All pit passes are just $30. Southern Oklahoma Speedway is located off I-35 to exit 29 then 0.7 mile east on Hwy 70. Turn south (right) on Hwy 77 for approximately two miles and the track will be on the west side of the road. More information concerning Southern Oklahoma Speedway can be found on their official track website www.southernoklahomaspeedway.com; their official facebook page: Southern Oklahoma Speedway or by calling the track office (405) 816-4314.
Saturday night’s much anticipated inaugural appearance at Lawton Speedway will see gates open at 6:00 PM with race action starting at 8:30 PM. Adult grandstand admission is $15 while all seniors 60 and over and all students ages 12-15 just $10 while children 6-12 of ages just $2. Kids ages five and under will be admitted into the grandstands for free. All pit passes are just $30.

Lawton Speedway is located off I-44 to Lee Blvd. Go west on Lee to Sheridan Road then back south (left at the light) and go 1.5 miles to the race track. Track information can be obtained by accessing their official website www.lawtonspeedway.com and their official facebook page: Lawton Speedway. Track phone is (580) 355-6417.

To learn more about the Sprint Series of Oklahoma check out their official facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma. More information can be obtained by SSO director Jim Messmer (405) 417-2202 and for technical inquires call Ernie Messmer (405) 818-9007. Keep track of daily updates from the SSO on the series official facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma.
SSO officials would like to welcome Smiley’s Racing Products for becoming presenting partner with the series as they will be giving $1000 cash to the 2017 SSO champion.

The series would also like to thank the following for climbing aboard as contingency partners with the series for 2017: Hoosier Racing Tires, Danny Holloway, Martens Machine Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotech Race Cells, Outlaw Wings, Keizer Wheels, Bishops Racing Products, Young Tool and Equipment and Messmer Racing.

Current 2017 Sprint Series of Oklahoma Point Standings:

1) Jake Martens 366, 2) Andy Shouse 353, 3) Joe Wood Jr. 320, 4) Loyd Clevenger 288, 5) Chris Kelly 285, 6) Chad Koch 281, 7) Blake Dacus 256, 8) Justin Fisk 233, 9) Cody Whitworth 215, 10) Tristan Oakes 212, 11) Dillon Laden 199, 12) Steven Shebester 192, 13) Jerry Jumper 187, 14) Gary Owens 183, 15) Brandon Long and Blake Scott 182, 17) Shayla Waddell 164, 18) Brandon Anderson 151, 19) Josh Toho 150, 20) Zach Blurton 139

Career SSO Feature winners: Shouse (4), Wood and Carney II (3), Shebester, Michael Day, Chris Kelly, Koch, Austin Mundie, Marcus Thomas, Luke Cranston, Chad Wilson, Michelle Melton, Martens, Brandon Long (1).

Past SSO Feature Winners at Southern Oklahoma Speedway: Day, Koch, Thomas Wilson, Melton and Carney II
Up next: Saturday night, August 19, at Longdale Speedway (OK) with URSS.

 

 

81 Speedway Hosts USAC Southwest Non-Wing Tour Friday Night!

Park City, Kansas – August 13, 2017 - Non-wing sprint car racing comes back to 81 Speedway with a vengeance this coming Friday night as the Park City, Kansas facility plays host to the fifth annual “Freedom Classic” featuring the United States Auto Club Southwest Tour. Also on the race card will be event number five for the National Championship Racing Association crate late model division.

81 Speedway, one of only two tracks to host at least one event each of the past four seasons, will play host to such USAC SW tour stars as R.J. Johnson, Charles Davis, Mike Martin, Shon Deskins, Stevie Sussex, Ty Mihocko, Chad Boesflug, Dennis Gile, and Chris Bonneau. Martin won the 2014 and 2015 events at 81 Speedway while Johnson claimed the inaugural visit back in 2013. Rain washed out last years version.

The special Friday night of racing at 81 Speedway will see gates open at 5:00 PM with race time set for a 7:30 PM start time. Grandstand general admission will be $15 for adults while children eleven and under admitted into the grandstands for free. Pit passes are just $30 for adults, $15 for ages eleven and under. 81 Speedway is located North of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then 0.7 mile west on 77th Street in Park City. For more track information call (316) 755-1781, check out their official website www.race81speedway.com and their official facebook page: Race 81 Speedway.

 

 

Sport Modified Mayhem on Track at DCRP this Saturday!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 14, 2017) – After a packed house took in the most recent action at Dodge City Raceway Park on July 28, absolute mayhem is in store for this Saturday night atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.

Saturday’s tilt at the state-of-the-art facility will feature the Fourth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event that offers up a $1,000 winner’s share for the IMCA Sport Modifieds. The Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Hobby Stocks will be in action as well on the card that goes green at 7:30 p.m.

Sport Modified Mayhem hardware has gone to Woodward, OK, over each of the last two years with Kaleb Roach outdueling Dustin Daniels for the win last year after Mike Roach took top honors in 2015. Penokee’s Clay Money captured the inaugural Sport Modified Mayhem win in 2014.

The only driver to finish among the top five in all three previous editions of Sport Modified Mayhem at DCRP is current track points leader Jeff Kaup. The Woodward shoe captured runner-up honors in 2014 before finishing third in 2015 and then fourth last year.

On the strength of four wins in six events at DCRP thus far in 2017, Kaup has raced out to a 135-point lead over the duo of Kyle Wiens and Brian May, who are tied for second. Kaup was denied victory lane last time out by Brandon Kenny, who was Sport Modified Mayhem runner-up to Mike Roach in 2015.

A strong contingent of invaders is expected to vie for Sport Modified Mayhem honors with Kaup leading DCRP reps that include the Wiens duo of Kyle and Alex along with Brian May, Jarett Lunow, Joey Maupin, Kohle Ricke and defending track champion Kevin Tabor among others.

While the IMCA Sport Modifieds take the spotlight for the night, the DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Hobby Stocks battle it out as well with just one more night of championship chase action to follow.

Turpin, Oklahoma’s Taylor Velasquez leads the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car ranks into the night with a 50-point advantage over Tyler Knight, Bucklin’s Clay Sellard holds a 92-point lead over defending IMCA Modified track champ Nick Link while Reagan Sellard is just four points ahead of Duane Wahrman in the IMCA Hobby Stock battle.

The DCRP Sprint Cars and IMCA Modifieds have both offered up seven different winners in the last seven events while Reagan Sellard matched Wahrman in the IMCA Hobby Stock win column with his second triumph of the season last time out on July 28. Zach Blurton topped the most recent DCRP Sprint Car feature with Mike Petersilie victorious last time out in IMCA Modifieds.

The Fourth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem feature payout is as follows: 1st - $1,000, 2nd - $750, 3rd - $500, 4th - $400, 5th - $350, 6th - $300, 7th - $250, 8th - $200, 9th - $175, 10th - $150, 11th - $125, 12th - $100, 13th - $100, 14th - $100, 15th - $100, 16th - $75, 17th - $75, 18th - $75, 19th - $75, 20th - $75.

Past Sport Modified Mayhem Top Fives…

2016 – 1. Kaleb Roach, 2. Dustin Daniels, 3. Austin Walker, 4. Jeff Kaup, 5. Jeremy Sigler.

2015 – 1. Mike Roach, 2. Brandon Kenny, 3. Jeff Kaup, 4. Clay Money, 5. Dustin Daniels.

2014 – 1. Clay Money, 2. Jeff Kaup, 3. Daniel Gottschalk, 4. Austin Walker, 5. Kameron Gruber.

General admission for Saturday’s Fourth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event is just $15 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park consists of 14 total nights of racing action, culminating with the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series for the “Boot Hill Showdown” on October 27-18. 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.

 

 

Swindell Tackling All Star Weekend in Pennsylvania Following Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 14, 2017) - Sammy Swindell is taking on the Pennsylvania Posse this weekend when he will drive for Coldren Motorsports during four Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races in Central Pennsylvania.

The team will compete on Thursday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville; on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg; on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown; and on Sunday at Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown.

Swindell posted a trio of podium finishes during the last three All Star races, including a victory.

"I enjoy racing in Central Pennsylvania and am looking forward to four nights in a row up there," he said. "Hopefully we can gel quickly and be a contender right away."

Swindell is coming off the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store last weekend at Knoxville Raceway, where he drove for A.G. Rains.

"After the 360 Knoxville Nationals where we got crashed we weren't quite prepared for all that," Swindell said. "It was a bit of a struggle. Plus, I was kind of beat up."

It didn't get any easier for Swindell, who kicked off the event last Thursday by qualifying 17th quickest. He then finished fifth in a heat race - by less than one tenth of a second - to miss locking into the main event by only one position. That relegated him to the sixth starting position in the B Main.

"I got hit by a muffler on the first corner," he said. "It busted my helmet and the visor off. I saw it coming and turned my face as far as I could. It hit my right cheek. I was pretty much done then. I saw a pretty big star."

Swindell returned to the half-mile oval on Friday for the Hard Knox night.

"We drew the same number - No. 62 - three times in a row," he said. "We were at our usual spot. It seemed like every night the track slowed down some as qualifying went along. We qualified decent. The car was a lot better starting off."

Swindell timed in 11th quickest in his group and he won a heat race from the pole position to lock into the 14th starting position for the A Main.

"We moved up right away on the start and got by some cars, but it seemed like all race whenever we'd get momentum something would happen right in front of us to cause us to lose that," he said. "Toward the end I got hung up with a couple of cars in a pack."

Swindell finished 10th, which was his 15th top 10 of the season. That lined him up 16th in the B Main during Saturday's Knoxville Nationals finale.

"We made a bunch of big changes since we were starting that far back," he said. "I needed to get a good start and a couple of guys ahead of me were bouncing off each other. I got caught in that and lost some spots. We went down at the next end and someone changed lanes in front of me so I got aero-tight. I got over the cushion so I decided to call it a day."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: DNF (6).

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 10 (14).

Aug. 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: DNF (16).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 15 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa.; Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.; and Sunday at Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions is a leader in lightweight hoses and fittings within the motor sports industry. For more information, visit http://www.BMRS.net.

"I've run Brown & Miller Racing Solutions products for quite a few years and they've always been first class," Swindell said. "They are always innovating and trying to make their products better."

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

 

 

Taylor Excited for ASCS Debut in Front of Hometown Crowd

Inside Line Promotions - GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (Aug. 14, 2017) - Zac Taylor will make his ASCS Frontier Region debut this weekend in front of a hometown crowd.

Taylor, who has driven a 305ci sprint car and a midget throughout 2017, will strap into a 360ci winged sprint car on Friday and Saturday at Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyo.

"I'm beyond excited for this opportunity," he said. "We leased an engine from Mark Sweet to be able to do this. All my friends are coming out and there should be a good car count. I'm just pumped to get back to racing. We haven't raced for over a month mainly because of rainouts."

Taylor made his 360ci sprint car debut in June 2016 at Sweetwater Speedway. He scored the win on the opening night and looked headed to a weekend sweep before an ignition malfunction ended his charge the second night.

"Sweetwater is a big track," he said. "Sammy Swindell holds the World of Outlaws track record there and it was 132 miles per hour. I love the track, especially getting to race in front of all my family and friends."

Taylor helped promote the race recently by having his car at the Sweetwater County Fair. He is also bringing his No. 86 sprint car to the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon-cutting event on Thursday as the newest chamber member.

"It was so cool to be out to the fair," he said. "There were so many kids who came and talked to us about the car and about sprint car racing."

Taylor currently sits third in the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association championship standings and he leads the Colorado points for the International Motor Contest Association sprints.

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 4 wins, 8 top fives, 9 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyo., with the ASCS Frontier Region

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 - Open Season Construction

Open Season Construction, which is located in Green River, Wyo., provides complete home remodeling, tile and stone work, decking, heated flooring, concrete, fencing and more.

"Open Season Construction is owned by my sister, Aaron, and her husband, Dereck Logan," Taylor said. "They have always wanted to get involved in our racing program and being that we are at the local track it was a perfect opportunity."

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

 

 

Six Classes on Tap This Saturday During CD 107.7 KICD-FM Spencer Night presented by Billion Auto - Buick GMC at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Aug. 14, 2017) - Jackson Motorplex will light up on a rare Saturday night this weekend.

The half-mile dirt oval features 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods, Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks, Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc and the Late Model Street Stock Touring Series during CD 107.7 KICD-FM Spencer Night presented by Billion Auto - Buick GMC.

With only a handful of races remaining for each class, the championship points battles are coming down to the wire.

Mark Dobmeier holds a 56-point lead over Brooke Tatnell in the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store championship standings with Tim Kaeding only 63 points out of the lead and Matt Juhl 95 points behind Dobmeier.

Mat Hollerich has a seven-point edge over Denny Anderson in the Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods standings. Don Gerritsen Jr. is 28 points out of the lead and Kelly Shryock is 29 points behind Hollerich.

Justin Luinenburg leads the Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks standings by a mere three points over D.J. Clinton with Ben Peterson 25 points behind Luinenburg and Corey Schreiber 54 points back.

Matthew Looft is five points ahead of Dan Paplow in the Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods standings. Jason Andrews is only seven points out of the top spot and Kyle Steuber is 13 points behind Looft.

Saturday will be the sixth race of the season for the Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc. Brandon Halverson has two wins with Doug Schenck, Clinton Bruns and Alex Schriever also visiting Victory Lane.

Cory Yeigh charged from ninth to claim the only Late Model Street Stock Touring Series race at Jackson Motorplex this season.

The pits will open at 4 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors 62-years-old and older and $10 for students ages 13 to 18. Children ages 12 and younger get in free.

Local Casey's General Stores have $5 off coupons that can be applied toward grandstand tickets.

For fans unable to attend the event, Speed Shift TV will showcase live Pay-Per-View video at http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

UP NEXT -

Saturday for CD 107.7 KICD-FM Spencer Night presented by Billion Auto - Buick GMC featuring 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods, Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks, Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc and the Late Model Street Stock Touring Series

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 .

 

 

BMP Speedway Showcasing Close Championship Chases This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (Aug. 14, 2017) - The championship chases are heating up with only a handful of races remaining this season at BMP Speedway.

The lights will turn back on this Saturday when the action will feature WISSOTA late models, IMCA modifieds, WISSOTA midwest modifieds and the Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series following a rare weekend off for the 3/8-mile oval.

Rayce McCord has used consistency to stand atop the WISSOTA late models championship standings by 34 points over three-time feature winner Kelly Hample. Ted Hample ranks third - 48 points out of the lead - with Chris Dunn 49 points behind McCord and Kinzer McCord 99 points back.

Travis Davis owns a seven-point lead over Jeremy Meirhofer in the IMCA modifieds standings. Mitch Ferguson is 23 points behind Davis with Tracy Wittenberg 61 points out and Joshua Nave 78 points from the lead.

Dennis Hurd holds a narrow one-point lead in the WISSOTA midwest modifieds standings with Rod Lorenz, who leads the division with three wins, in tow. Cory Wilder is 22 points behind Hurd with Cal Rossner 47 points out of the lead and Devin Kenaston 53 points out.

Hurd and Bill Carey both have a pair of Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series victories with Shane Moore also driving to a win.

The front gates are slated to open at 5:30 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $14 ($12 pre-buy) for adults and $10 ($8 pre-buy) for seniors, military members and students ages 12 to 17 years old. Admission is free for children ages 11 and younger. Pit passes are $30 per person.

To take advantage of the pre-buy specials, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com/schedule .

UP NEXT -

Saturday featuring WISSOTA late models, IMCA modifieds, WISSOTA midwest modifieds and the Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

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

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

BMP SPEEDWAY -

BMP Speedway , also known as Billings Motorsports Park, is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval located in Billings, Mont. The track hosts weekly racing from early May through late September. The featured classes included WISSOTA late models, WISSOTA street stocks, WISSOTA midwest modifieds, WISSOTA super stocks, IMCA modifieds and Rocky Mountain Sprint Cars. The track will also welcome the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and NSA Series sprint cars in 2017 along with monster trucks and sand drags. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

 

 

Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (August 14, 2017) - The past two weeks of excitement at Oswego Speedway have just about decided two new track champions as the speedway’s regular racing program for 2017, believe it or not, comes to a close this Saturday on $5 ‘Fan Appreciation’ Track Championship Night presented by Bosco’s and U-Pull U-Save.

Last year’s International Supermodified Association Champion Dave Shullick Jr. has remained consistent all season long to continue his dominance of the competitive Novelis Supermodified division for car owner John Nicotra.

Shullick currently leads the Supermodified standings by over sixty points ahead of his teammate and chief mechanic Otto Sitterly, who maintains both the No. 2 and No. 7 in his Canajoharie shop during race weeks.

One of the biggest storylines this season and last is that Sitterly remains winless since September of 2015 when he won on championship night, but still fell just a few points short of eventual champion Bobby Bond. Hopes are high that Sitterly can return to victory lane once again on this year’s championship night, but unfortunately for ‘seven-time,’ all Shullick will need to do is start the feature to clinch the title. Otto has managed six top fives finishes this season in his Royal Purple backed ride.

Behind the Nicotra cars sits recently explosive North Carolina pilot Keith Shampine, who has been blistering fast all season long in his Chris Osetek built No. 55. Shampine scored his first ever victory in his uncle’s Jim Shampine Memorial 75 this past May and then another win just one week later in the Twin 35’s. Shampine however sits ninety one points out of the lead, making his championship hopes relatively impossible.

Further back in the top five is defending track champion Michael Barnes, who has been unable to get a win so far this season. Most will recall his remarkable, “you have to see it to believe it,” drive from last to first in this very same event one year ago to clinch the 2016 Novelis Supermodified Driver’s Championship ahead of a very consistent Dave Gruel. Undoubtedly the fastest car on the track in last week’s CNY CPR and OswegoCountyToday.com 50-lapper, there’s no question that Barnes will be out for blood this Saturday night after a broken rocker arm sidelined him in last week’s feature event.

Last in the top five, is a driver who has had a ‘top five’ season, collecting more of them than any other driver at the track; Joe Gosek. ‘00 Joe’ went back to victory lane in 2017 for the first time since a victory in the 2014 running of the Independence Weekend ‘Grand Prix’ 75, winning the ‘Retro Night’ 45 special, igniting the fans. While Gosek, who last won a championship in 2011, is a bit too far out of reach this season to win another one, hopes are high for 2018 as the iconic Burke’s Do It Best Home Centers machine will be back at the track once again with the legendary pilot at the helm.

In the Pathfinder Bank SBS division, it continues to be multi-time and defending track champion Dave Cliff leading the way, but on the back side of the Oswego pits, things are quite a bit closer as far as the rights to track champion go.

For the past four weeks, it has been a head to head battle between Cliff, Andrew Schartner, Camden Proud and Dalton Doyle for the top four spots in the standings. While Cliff has been able to maintain a relatively large edge over Schartner, who has also kept himself out of striking distance as far as Proud and Doyle concerned, the battle has been between the two former quarter midget racers for the third and fourth spots.

Cliff has had almost a perfect season, without facing any kind of incident in the No. 50, while the same can be said for Schartner and Doyle, who have not been involved in a single on track incident all season long. Proud had a disastrous Tony White Memorial showing when a part failure caused a practice crash on May 27, sending his No. 54 hard into the foam. From there it has been an uphill climb for the Step One Creative ride, as Camden has been able to overcome a horrendous points showing to score two seconds, and then two fifth place finishes in a row, good enough to allow the speedway’s public relations director to battle back and forth with a stout Doyle for the third spot in the point standings over the course of the past several races.

The driver of the Barbeau Racing No. 50 machine, Cliff, has recorded six top fives this season while Proud and Doyle have each recorded five themselves. Schartner has posted four top five efforts.

Surprisingly, Cliff has been winless this year, unlike Supermodified points leader Shullick who has mastered his craft with four victories, including his first ever in the non-wing division on Opening Night, dismantling the field with redemption following a fuel-starved finish to the 2016 Budweiser International Classic 200.

Schartner won on Opening Night with his potent Schartner Racing Chassis built by his father Karl and has returned to the podium just once more since then, finishing 2nd to Mike Bond on July 15, as both drivers have spent the year proving the point that “wins” don’t get you track championships. Although the victories don’t hurt, it’s appeared to have been the consistency for the front four in the points chase that have gotten the four speedway veterans to where they are in the standings.

Doyle has had a breakout season with his No. 01 despite also going winless, he’s scored himself five trips to the podium in the lone ‘Hawk Chassis’ SBS in the pit area. With two thirds in the Twin 20s one week earlier, Doyle passed Proud, who is still in search of his first career victory, to take third back in the standings as well in a night of ‘thirds’ for the hot shoe.

Proud enters August 19 action just ten notches behind Doyle, while points leader Cliff will have some work to do this week, only nineteen points ahead of Schartner, but forty five ahead of Doyle and Proud, who both more or less have seen their championship hopes go by the wayside.

2012 SBS Track Champion Kreig Heroth has put together a strong season as well, winning his first feature since 2014 last week with his Dick Myers owned No. 04 and climbing to fifth in the standings. Making his final regular season start in the SBS this weekend, Heroth will look to finish strong, as he has gained several points on the top four in recent weeks, now just five points behind the Proud No. 54 while Jack Patrick is only ten points behind Heroth.

The third and final Novelis Fan Can Chase will also be a part of this Saturday night’s busy festivities which will feature 50 and 30-lap main events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS along with a driver autograph session, which will kickstart the busy program at at 5:15pm. Hot laps will begin at 4:30pm, while group time trials will see the green at 6:30pm. Heat racing action will get underway at 7pm.

Fans are reminded to call the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646 for $10 reserved tickets, while general admission seating will be just $5, with kids 16 and under admitted free.

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

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

Triple Header For URSS Rebels This Weekend

By David Smith Jr.

The United Rebel Sprint Series is set for three straight nights of racing action this coming weekend as the series heads to the Rooks County Fairgrounds in Stockton Stockton, Kansas on Friday night, August 18, before heading to Oberlin Speedway in Oberlin, Kansas for the annual “Bob Salem Memorial,” on Saturday and Sunday night, August 19-20.

Current URSS point leader Zach Blurton will lead the “Rebs” to this triple-header weekend and holds a slim 12-point lead over Steven Richardson in the point standings while Jed Werner is just 24-points out of the point lead.

Oklahoma’s Ty Williams will make the journey into Kansas fourth in the standings while Darren Berry sits fifth. J.D. Johnson, Tracey Hill, Brian Herbert, Aaron Ploussard and Keefe Hemel round out the top ten in the standings.

It has been a season of parity for the URSS as ten different drivers from three states have reached victory lane in the ten events that have been held thus far this season. Among the feature winners include the most recent, “semi-retired” and defending series champion Luke Cranston, Adam Gullion, Andy Shouse, Richardson, Williams, Berry, Terry Richards, Toby Chapman, Todd Schwartz and Jake Bubak.

Friday nights event in Stockton and Saturday night’s opener in Oberlin pays $500 to win while the “Bob Salem Memorial” Sunday night championship finale will pay $1000 to win. There will be a $1500 bonus for the high-point guy after both events in Oberlin, courtesy of Myers Racing Engines, Salem’s Mower Sales, Steven James and Ryan Sargent.

Tickets for Friday night’s Rooks County Fairgrounds event are just $10 for adults and $5 for all youths. Gates will open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time. Keep in mind this event is part of the annual Rooks County Free Fair.

Both Saturday and Sunday night tickets for the “Bob Salem Memorial” at Oberlin Speedway are just $15 each night for adults, $8 for ages 7-12 while children ages 6 and under will be admitted into the grandstand for free each night.

Officials and staff with the United Rebel Sprint Series would like to thank the following partners who have contributed to the “Bob Salem Memorial” for this coming weekend: Decatur County Beef, Randy Patterson Welding, Victory 1 Roofing and Construction, Performance Fire Protection, Myers Racing Engines, Raye’s Grocery, Inc. Pair A Dice Interior Finishes, Dale’s Fish N Fun, Pat Quinn, Stellar Sales, Creative Collision, Oberlin Concrete, Hilker Trucking, Dust Cloud Construction, Ron’s Applicating Service, R&M Service Center, The Reload, Reeve’s Seed House, Ward Drug, Curcuitech, Eagle Travel Spot, Quality Oil Field Services, Better Built Trailers, Radcliffe Truck Sales, Stallman Construction, Lincoln Repair and The American Legion.

More information on the URSS can be found by accessing the tracks official website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com or by calling Rick Salem (785) 475-7010. Keep up-to-date on the daily happenings on the series by following their official facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS).

 

 

Schatz Conquers Knoxville for 10th Title

Tony Stewart Racing Driver Continues Historic Pace in the Prestigious Knoxville Nationals

Dates: Wednesday-Saturday, August 9-12, 2017

Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

Event: 57th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals

Location: Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway

Winners: Wednesday – Kyle Larson of Paul Silva Motorsports

Thursday –David Gravel of CJB Motorsports

Friday – Jason Johnson of Johnson/Marshall Racing

Saturday – Donny Schatz of Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing

TSR Results: Wednesday – Schatz: Started 6th, Finished 2nd/Running, completed 25 of 25 laps

Christopher Bell: Started 9th, Finished 9th/Running, completed 25 of 25 laps

Saturday – Schatz: Started 2nd, Finished 1st/Running, completed 50 of 50 laps

Bell: Started 6th in B-Main, Finished 8th in B/Running, completed 22 of 22 laps

TSR Points: Donny Schatz – (1st with 7,675 points, 82 ahead of second-place Brad Sweet)

The historic pace at the Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals continued Saturday night for Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz. The eight-time and reigning World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion led the final 27 laps of the 50-lap finale of the 57th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals to earn his 10th Nationals victory.

Schatz started second in the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J and led the field to the green on lap 23 after polesitter David Gravel brought out a caution. Schatz withstood challenges from both Kerry Madsen and Kyle Larson to pick up his 26th career triumph at the famed half-mile dirt oval in Central Iowa and continued his remarkable run on Sprint car racing’s biggest stage, where he’s finished first or second 16 of the past 18 years.

“Winning the Knoxville Nationals never gets old and never gets any easier,” Schatz said. “I may get a lot of the credit, but this Arctic Cat/Ford Performance race team is incredible and they deserve every bit as much. Nobody realizes the pressure that is on this team. They have to make the right decisions every time. With as many races as we have won, the pressure just keeps building and building because, if you don’t win, you are under a lot of scrutiny and we don’t want to be in that position. We want to win races. We want to be competitive and be at the forefront of this sport. Tony Stewart has assembled and incredible team here. We are celebrating 10 years together and tonight we are going to celebrate another incredible week here at the Knoxville Nationals.”

Schatz started on the front row for the sixth time in his career at the Nationals following an impressive qualifying-night performance Wednesday. He qualified fourth in the field of 48 competitors and charged from eighth to win the fourth heat race to transfer into the 25-lap preliminary feature. He started sixth in the A-Main and quickly began his charge forward. He was up to third on lap five and took second from Austin McCarl on lap 13. Polesitter Larson was setting a strong pace up front, but Schatz was able to close the gap as the two worked through lapped traffic. Larson didn’t make any mistakes during the final portion of the race and scored the win ahead of Schatz. The results of the evening earned Schatz 492 points, the most by any driver.

Following Thursday’s qualifying program, Schatz ranked second overall and was locked into Saturday’s A-Main finale.

When Saturday’s A-Main went green, Gravel and Schatz raced side by side into turn one. Gravel dove low and pulled out to a small lead coming out of turn two and, when Gravel went high in turns three and four, Schatz made a run for the lead with a low move in turns three and four. Gravel had enough momentum to maintain the top spot and the two settled in for the early portion of the race. Once Gravel reached traffic, Schatz was able to close in and make a run at the top spot. He tried a slide job in turns three and four and later briefly held the lead down the backstretch on lap 16, but Gravel was able to surge back in front and hold the top spot until his engine expired on lap 22.

Schatz led the field back to the green and raced away from Madsen until a caution two laps later was used for the mandatory pit stop. The TSR crew of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti replaced the rear tires, filled the Arctic Cat No. 15 with fuel and made minor chassis adjustments before sending Schatz back out for the second half of the race. On the restart, Schatz rode the cushion in turn one and Madsen made his bid for the lead by throwing a big slider at Schatz, but Schatz never flinched and drove around the outside of Madsen to maintain the lead. The gamble cost Madsen second as Larson was able to sneak under the Australian driver coming out of turn two.

For the next dozen laps, Schatz set a torrid pace around the top and held a solid margin over Larson until another caution on 38 slowed the pace. Schatz was clean again on the restart and re-established his lead with only 10 laps remaining. Things got dicey during the final three laps as Schatz tried to maneuver lapped traffic. He split a pair of cars and then was forced to make a couple of attempts to lap Brooke Tatnell. Larson was able to cut into the lead, but his last-corner attempt at a slide job fell short and Schatz drove away for the victory.

“These young guys keep getting better, and that Kyle Larson is pretty awesome,” Schatz said. “Early in the race, David set a really torrid pace and he was right up on the top. There were some pretty big holes up there and I didn’t even realize how big they were until we got slowed down on one of those yellows when I saw them and said to myself I may want to be careful up here. Once we got going, I felt really good, but you have to get yourself to the end of the race. You have to make sure when you get into traffic that you are in a good spot, that you are in the right place, and I did that for most of the race. We came down to that last 12-lap run there and I thought we might catch traffic at the end and we caught them. I got to a car that was just going for it and got myself in a couple of bad spots, but we got there. I know Kyle was coming and he had to do whatever I wasn’t and, for two laps, I was all over the place. That’s what racing is. It’s what we strive for and, if I was running second, that’s what I would have been hoping for. It worked out. We got the win and it feels good.”

Knoxville Nationals Notes:

• This was the 25th Knoxville Nationals for Schatz, who made his debut in 1993 as an 18-year-old. In his debut, he qualified 63rd and finished sixth in the non-qualifiers race. • After qualifying fourth in Wednesday’s preliminary program, Schatz raced from eighth to win his seventh career qualifying-night heat race.

• His runner-up finish Wednesday was his seventh second-place finish and third in a row in Knoxville Nationals qualifying programs.

• Saturday’s triumph was number 10 for Schatz and the 11th Knoxville Nationals A-Main win for car owner Tony Stewart. Schatz has won eight driving for TSR and the organization earned three Nationals triumphs with Danny Lasoski (2001, 2003, and 2004).

• By leading 27 laps Saturday, Schatz surpassed Steve Kinser as the all-time lap leader in the Nationals. Schatz now has led 320 laps, 19 more than Kinser. Schatz also became the first driver in Nationals history to lead laps in 14 A-Mains. • Schatz trails only Kinser (12) for most Nationals A-Main wins. • Schatz ranks 10th all-time with 26 career wins at Knoxville Raceway.

• He now has 245 career WoO A-Features wins. • Schatz has career earnings of $2.17 million in his 25 Knoxville Nationals appearances.

The Nationals only provided WoO teams with participation points since the event follows a format that differs from the regular WoO program. Schatz continues to the lead the 2017 WoO championship standings and has a 82-point advantage over Brad Sweet.

Up Next: With the Nationals behind them, Schatz and the TSR team will prepare for the Outlaws’ annual August run through North Dakota before heading west for the next month. The North Dakota native will compete on his home soil three nights starting Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks before Saturday’s return to Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo. The Fargo event was originally scheduled for June but was washed out and rescheduled for this weekend. The finale of the weekend will be held at Nodak Speedway in Schatz’s hometown of Minot.

 

 

A Closer Look at the Bellinger Family's Oswego Legacy

By CAMDEN PROUD

After third generation driver Brandon Bellinger picked up his second career victory at Oswego Speedway this past Saturday night, there is no time better than now, at what is perhaps the peak of Brandon's career, to take a closer look at the history of the Bellinger family at Oswego, a name that is going on eight decades old at the speedway.

The 'Bellinger name' has been making it's historic mark on 'The Steel Palace' since the year 1952, which was Oswego's first full season as a 3/8 mile dirt oval, a year after the track opened in 1951 as a dirt racing surface.

It didn't take the "original Bellinger," Eddie Bellinger Sr, long to rack up a Hall of Fame Career at Oswego, scoring his first victory on what was then the pavement in 1956 before winning three track championships in '57, '59, and 1960.

Between the track's original 'Class A' and 'Class B' vintage coupe Modified classes ran from the years of 1951 to 1961, Eddie Sr. collected 33 Oswego victories, although none of those were done in a Supermodified.

When the first of the 'Eagle Class' Supermodifieds debuted in '62, Eddie Sr. attempted to build what is thought of as the first rear engine car in Oswego Speedway history, but he was unsuccessful with it in the year 1963. This was his final go at Oswego; at least as a driver.

Ten years later, Eddie Sr. returned as a crew chief and his son Eddie Jr. made his Oswego debut in the '73 Supermodified field. One year later he went to victory lane in '74 in a 100-lap main event ran on July 6. Bellinger visited victory lane twice more that year, before one victory in 1975, two in 1977, one in 1978, and one in 1979, recording 51 top five finishes in the 1970's alone.

It was in the 1980's that things really got rolling for Eddie Jr, taking five victories in '80, two in '82, and five in '83 including his first Budweiser International Classic 200 crown, the infamous 'Eddie B in 83' victory, a phrase still heard echoing through the walls of the speedway to this day.

In 1984, Bellinger took two more wins followed up by an impressive six victories in 1985, when he recorded his second Classic crown.

Bellinger went winless in 1986, before returning to victory lane in August of 1987 and four more times in 1988 including, again, the International Classic. '88 was a pinnacle year, as 'Eddie B' took his third Classic, and first ever Track Championship, becoming an Oswego feature winner, track champion and Classic champion, something his father was never able to do despite having five years worth of fair shakes at it in 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, and 1961. Eddie Sr's best career finish in the Classic was sixth in 1958.

Eddie was almost as successful in the 1990s, winning eleven more times, posting 51 top fives, and taking the Classic AGAIN in 1993, then 'once more in '94' before calling it a career at the conclusion of the 1998 season, in which he won his last event on May 28 alongside his three sons Brandon, Trevor and Jared.

All in all, Bellinger racked up a grand total of 52 career main event wins, topping his Dad's 37. An astounding 206 top fives were also posted over the course of his 23 year career, third all-time at Oswego.

When Eddie retired, the hope was always that we would see a third generation Bellinger hit the track at Oswego, and although some may not recall, we've seen two of them. And that sure made the fans happy.

Young Brandon Bellinger made his non-wing debut at Oswego in 2005 with an older Graves Chassis, and despite hardly any racing experience at all, brought what was now an older style racer home in tenth in his first ever Bud Classic 200, before running the Classic again in 2006, this time not fairing as successful.

Bellinger's full-time Supermodified beginnings came in 2007 with ISMA, running for nearly the full schedule in '08, '09 and 2010, before finally taking to the 'Big O' with the top off in point events in 2011, when Brandon made only a handful of starts. This came after the aforementioned several ISMA starts, following in his Dad's footsteps, as Eddie had also posted ten ISMA wins in his career, including (ironically enough) on the pavement at the Fulton Speedway, which of course now sits covered in dirt. Brandon has yet to win with a wing on.

In 2012, a bit newer of a piece was established for Bellinger in what was then the backup Daratt Racing ride, and he grabbed the win in the Bud-Light B-Main on Classic Weekend.

Notably, that year, one of the "other" third generation Bellinger driver(s) in Jared, made his Supermodified debut with the Graves Chassis his brother had ran one year earlier. Jared looked smooth and appeared to have fun wheeling the race car, until a stuck throttle sent him hard into the turn 1 foam in just his second attempt at racing. He has not gotten back behind the wheel since the scary impact while his other brother Trevor has yet to try his hand at Supermodifieds at all and if Mom Phyllis has anything to say about it, that probably won't ever happen.

Brandon struggled to crack the top ten in the Classic in 2011, 2012 and 2013, with finishes of 12th, 14th and 12th again. In 2014, he finally got there with a solid seventh place run, then in the midst his second season driving for Randy Daratt.

2015 was 'the' year, as for the first time in seventeen seasons, a Bellinger was back in victory lane at Oswego as Brandon held off seven time track champion Otto Sitterly for his first career victory in front of an electric Oswego crowd on August 15.

In six full-time seasons at Oswego, two wins have been accumulated along with ten top fives, nearly twenty heat race wins, and a rather solid handful of podium finishes.

This past Saturday night, we all saw another key piece of Bellinger Family Racing history. And the hope is that we will all see it again someday very soon. And maybe someday...someday...we will see a FOURTH generation Bellinger in victory lane at the fast 5/8ths.

Bellinger Family Victories at Oswego:

1. Eddie Bellinger Jr - 52 (Classic: 1983, 1985, 1988, 1993, 1994)

2. Eddie Bellinger Sr - 37

3. Brandon Bellinger - 2

Oswego Speedway returns to action this Saturday night for Fan Appreciation Track Championship Night as all patrons will be admitted for $5 this weekend, with kids 16 and under admitted free. Racing action will include championship events for the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS presented by Bosco's and U-Pull U-Save along with a driver autograph session. Tickets can be purchased by calling a speedway representative at the box office at (315)-342-0646.

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

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

Caleb Armstrong will enter Central PA All Star swing as Great Lakes Dirt Nationals champion

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NEW CASTLE, IN (August 14, 2017) - Securing the largest payday of his young career, New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong entered the inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway on Saturday and left a winner, out-dueling 62 other entries for a $15,000 top prize. Armstrong’s triumph, leading the majority of the 20-lap program, also clinched an A-main starting position for the upcoming Mansfield Motor Speedway World Championships in April. The recently announced blockbuster will award $100,000.

The pilot of the Baker Crop Insurance/Neal Metal Recycling/All-Star Performance/Armstrong Farms/No. 7C started second on the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals grid, solidifying his front row starting position by transferring through the first of six FAST Series/Ohio Sprint Car Series heat races. The victory, Armstrong’s first of the 2017 season, adds depth to building list of recent accomplishments which includes a runner-up finish with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in West Lebanon, New York, as well as a top-five performance during the annual Freedom 40 at Atomic (OH) Speedway.

“This has been a long time coming. We’ve been close on several attempts, so I’m glad to finally get it done,” Caleb Armstrong said about his victory. “This is definitely the biggest win of my career. Hopefully we can use this momentum to our advantage when we head to Central Pennsylvania this weekend. It’s a whole different world out there, but we’re excited to get going.”

After a two week break, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions schedule will resume with a four-pack of programs in Central Pennsylvania, joining the infamous Pennsylvania Posse for four consecutive, $5,000-to-win events from Thursday, August 17, to Sunday, August 20. Armstrong, who is currently third in the Series championship standings, will join “America’s Series” at Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Susquehanna Speedway, respectively. The upcoming weekend swing will be the last Pennsylvania appearance for Armstrong and the Arctic Cat All Stars until Friday, September 8.

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.

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.

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.

 

 

Dietrich ninth in Knoxville Nationals B-main; Arctic Cat All Star weekend ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA (August 14, 2017) - Despite ending the weekend shy of expectation, Danny Dietrich’s 2017 Knoxville (IA) Raceway campaign proved successful, qualifying for Saturday night’s 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores B-main, bettering most of the 100-plus entries who gathered to compete at the Sprint Car Capital of the World on August 9-12.

The 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 finished ninth during his B-main run, just five spots shy of an A-main appearance. It was a second consecutive Knoxville Nationals B-main start for the Pennsylvania Posse representative.

“We were just a little short of where we needed to be on Thursday. Qualifying means everything,” Danny Dietrich said. “I wouldn’t say we are disappointed, but I think we were more than capable of being in the ‘A.’ We have a big weekend coming up, so we’ll work to earn four big pay days when the All Stars coming to town.”

“Double-D” kicked off his Knoxville Nationals campaign with an eighth place finish during preliminary A-main competition on Thursday, August 10. Despite his top-ten performance, it was Dietrich’s qualifying effort during the preliminary program that kept the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native from getting “locked in” for Saturday night’s $150,000-to-win finale; 25th fastest overall.

Danny Dietrich will continue his 2017 campaign with four consecutive Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions events in Central Pennsylvania, joining “America’s Series” at Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Susquehanna Speedway on Thursday through Sunday, August 17-20, respectively. Dietrich will enter the weekend with one Arctic Cat All Star victory on the season, scoring $7,000 at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York. In addition to his Arctic Cat All Star triumph, Dietrich owns seven victories in Central Pennsylvania including six at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway.

Dietrich’s upcoming All Star agenda will include a start in the Tom Buch-owned/Apex/Sweeney Cars/Pace Performance/DKW Transport/No. 13 at Grandview Speedway. All four All Star events will award a top prize equaling $5,000.

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).

2015 Wins: 16 2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 8 (Lincoln Speedway x6 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)

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.

 

 

Zearfoss rallies for top-five at Mansfield; All Star weekend next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (August 14, 2017) - Utilizing an off week in the Port Royal Speedway schedule, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss made the tow to Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway for the inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals. The near-six hour haul west proved to end in success as Zearfoss not only qualified for the $15,000-to-win main event amongst 63 entries, but he also charged from the outside of row six to finish fifth. It was Zearfoss’ first appearance at the state-of-the-art facility, planning to travel back in early 2018 for the World Championships worth $100,000.

“The night went a little longer that expected, but we stuck it out and it turned out to be a solid night for our team,” 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. “I can’t say enough about my team right now. Things have been clicking all the way around and it’s exciting. We plan to make that continue this weekend when the All Stars come to town.”

Continuing a recent trend of big money battles, Brock Zearfoss will continue his 2017 campaign with a trio of programs in Central Pennsylvania, two of which against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Zearfoss will join the traveling band of open wheelers at Williams Grove Speedway and Susquehanna Speedway on Friday and Sunday, August 18 & 20. Like prior starts, Zearfoss will pilot the Aaron Long-owned/H&N Landscaping/RV 4 Wheel Drive/Leahys Auto Body & Towing/No. 58 during his visit to Williams Grove Speedway. Each of the Arctic Cat All Star events will award a winner’s share equaling $5,000.

Between his Arctic Cat All Star appearances, Zearfoss will visit Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 19. The “Jonestown Jet” will enter the weekend with three victories on the season, one of which against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Williams Grove Speedway.

“I think we have what it takes to beat the All Stars,” Zearfoss said. “We are having a lot of fun right now. Fun and confidence is a great combination.”

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.

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 3 (Port Royal Speedway x2)(Williams Grove Speedway - World of Outlaws)

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.

 

 

Trio of North Dakota starts ahead for Brent Marks

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAND FORKS, ND (August 14, 2017) - With the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores in the books, Brent Marks will move forward and continue his 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series campaign with a trio of events in North Dakota, set to visit River Cities Speedway, Red River Valley Speedway and Nodak Speedway on Friday through Sunday, August 18-20, respectively. The North Dakota triple-header will officially launch the second westward movement for the Greatest Show On Dirt, ultimately moving into parts of South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Oregon, and California.

Marks, who is currently 11th in the World of Outlaws championship standings, has prior experience at one of the three ovals on tap in North Dakota, that being River Cities Speedway where Marks charged from 21st to finish 8th earlier this season. Marks’ advancement through the field not only solidified a top-ten finish, but also KSE Hard Charger Award honors. The “Myerstown Missile” has since acquired additional top-ten finishes, now with 14 on the season.

“We are pretty excited to head back north. We had some success at River Cities Speedway during our first visit, so that makes us a lot more confident heading back there. Anytime you can revert back to your notebook and expect positive feedback is motivating,” Marks explained, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19. “Our Knoxville Nationals campaign went OK, so we’ll bank off of that and move forward with a positive attitude.”

Brent Marks concluded his 2017 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores campaign with a B-main start on Saturday evening, the result of a 14th place finish during Friday night’s preliminary program out of 72 total entries; those who did not qualify for the Knoxville Nationals A-main finale, nor qualify for one of the top-ten starting spots in the Knoxville Nationals B-main.

“I can’t thank everyone enough who helps make this season possible,” Marks said. “We have an amazing amount of support behind this team. I do my best to return the favor and make them proud.”

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

New Brent Marks Racing merchandise is now available and can be found online via www.brentmarksracing.com, soon to be available on the road in the Shark Racing apparel 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.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park) 2017 WoO Stats: Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway - Unsanctioned) WoO Wins: N/A WoO Top-10s: 14 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.

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Presents ’15 Years of Champions’ Plaque to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame

By Curtis Berleue

(Knoxville, IA) | The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum in Knoxville, IA is lined with items representing the history of sprint car racing around the world. As part of the Patriot Sprint Tour’s 15th season, past tour champions will now be recognized next to the biggest names in the sport.

A commemorative plaque dubbed ’15 Years of Champions’ displaying each past champion of the Patriot Sprint Tour, starting with the inaugural season in 2003, was presented to the Hall of Fame and Museum this past week during the 57th annual Knoxville Nationals. Patriot Sprint Tour officials were on hand to present Bob Baker, executive director of the museum with the plaque.

“It is with honor and pleasure I represent the many drivers, teams, staff, marketing partners, families and fans that make up the Patriot Sprint Tour on a national stage,” stated Patriot Sprint Tour owner Mike Emhof. “We would not have been able to accomplish nearly as much as we have without the great support we have received throughout the past 15 seasons. I look forward to the next 15 and beyond.”

In total, 10 different drivers have their championship seasons recognized on the ’15 Years of Champions’ plaque. Starting in 2012, the Patriot Sprint Tour Canada tour was born, and as such the champions from each season of the Canadian tour are recognized as well.

Throughout the past 15 years, 7 different logos have symbolized the Patriot Sprint Tour. Each logo is proudly displayed on the plaque, further recognizing the history and growth of the tour.

As this seasons American tour is not yet complete, no champion for 2017 was recognized at the time of presentation. When a 2017 champion is crowned, the final plaque will be shipped out and replaced in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum.

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.

Past American Champions:

2003 – Billy Krull

2004 – George Suprick

2005 – Bryan Howland

2006 – Chuck Hebing

2007 – Chuck Hebing

2008 – Bryan Howland

2009 – Bryan Howland

2010 – Bryan Howland

2011 – Jared Zimbardi

2012 – Scott Kreutter

2013 – Jared Zimbardi

2014 – Jared Zimbardi

2015 – Sam Reakes IV

2016 – Jared Zimbardi

2017 – TBD

Past Canadian Champions:

2012 – Justin Barger

2013 – Steve Poirier

2014 – Jared Zimbardi

2015 – Jared Zimbardi

2016 – Jared Zimbardi

2017 – Dylan Westbrook (Pending show-up points at CSCN)

 

 

34 Raceway Returns to Action, With the Sprint Invaders Making Their Third Stop of the Season

by Brian Neal West Burlington, IA (Sunday, August 13, 2017) - After taking a scheduled night off on Saturday, August 12th, 34 Raceway will return to racing action next Saturday, August 19th. This night will bring the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders back for the third time in 2017.

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.

Jamie Ball currently holds a slim 6 point lead in the standings over Jon Agan, as the series makes a stop at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa on Friday night before coming to 34 Raceway on Saturday night. While Jarrod Schneiderman, Harold Pohren, and Ben Wagoner round out the top 5 in the current standings. Expect those drivers, along with Josh Schneiderman, Ryan Jamison, Tanner Gebhardt, John Greenwood, Nate VanHaaften, Cody Wehrle, Brayden Gaylord, John Schulz, Justin Buchholz, Rob Weuve, Dave Getchell, and many more to be in action on the night.

Also joining the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway will be the Victory Lane Suspension IMCA Modifieds, Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars, Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMods, and the Crazy Coyote Mini Hauler Trucks. As the chase for the 2017 track championships continue, with just three weeks of racing left to crown those champions. The will be NO track registration required for the Modifieds, Stock Cars, SportMods, and Mini Hauler Trucks.

Pit gates will open at 4 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 $12, with kids 10 & under FREE! Modified, Stock Car, and SportMod drivers and 1 pit crew member pit passes will be $25, along with Mini Hauler Truck drivers only pit pass being $25. All other 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.

 

 

MR. PERFECTION: Gravel & CJB Smash the Competition on Toyota Qualifying Night Youngster will start on the pole of the $150,000-to-win main event

CARLISLE, PA. - August 12, 2017 - Some nights, you just have it.

David Gravel and his CJB Motorsports team put months of work into the annual 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals at the Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. Their efforts were rewarded as they pulled off a rare "clean sweep" of their qualifying night.

The team went out and set quick time on Toyota qualifying night at the 57th annual edition of the event, held on the half-mile oval at the Marion County Fairgrounds.

"A good pill draw started off our night," explained Gravel. "In time trials, we just cut a really good lap and that was huge. We have a (Kistler) engine that runs really good and it really worked during time trials."

With the nights quickest time in their back pocket, Gravel and the team set their sights on their heat race. Gravel rolled off in the 8th position and proceeded to put on his most impressive drive of the evening.

"In the heat races, it's all about getting as much real estate as you can," said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We could run up high where no one else could and that left us with a clear track. We were able to just pick them off and found ourselves out front for the win."

Click here to watch Gravel in action at Knoxville!

Another 8th place starting spot challenged the CJB team as the nights feature event rolled around. Once again, Gravel and the Barry Jackson prepared CJB machine were the class of the field.

"The feature was a lot of the same for us," said Gravel, whom scored a perfect 500 points on the night. "These qualifying nights are really important to your overall experience at the Nationals. To do what we did and score the first 'perfect night' since 1992 was huge. It's a big testament to everything Barry (Jackson), Chad (Clemens) and this entire team has put into this."

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With his flawless night cemented in the record books and in the minds of those in attendance, Gravel will lead his CJB team in their quest for their first Nationals title from the pole position on Saturday, August 12th.

"The Knoxville Nationals is the race we all want to win," explained Gravel, whom has never started from the pole of the prestigious event. "We put so much work into this event every year. I'm really proud of my guys and everyone associated with this team. We feel like we're in a great position to win this event. It would be a dream come true, for sure. Ultimately, we will go out and give it our best shot. Hopefully, we end up in victory lane."

BOX SCORE:

Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led Knoxville 1 1 1 1 1 8

2017 STATS:

Events: 59

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 14

Top-5's: 35

Top-10's: 51

Heat Race Wins: 18

Dash Wins: 7

Average Time Trial: 6.8

Average A-main finish: 5.7

Total Laps Led: 280

*Stats from Williams Grove event on 7/22 not yet added.*

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com.

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB: CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for David Gravel's apparel.

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

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

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

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

 

 

Lucas Smith Wins Bomber Feature on Halloween in August Presented by Renway Energy, Remaining Features Postponed Due To Rain Bomber Feature winner Lucas Smith races through turn one during heat race action on August 11.

 Make-Up Features Scheduled for August 18 and 25

By Clayton Johns OHSWEKEN, Ont. – August 11, 2017 – A total of 128 cars filled the pit area at Ohsweken Speedway for Halloween in August presented by Renway Energy featuring the Art Hill Memorial. The Ohsweken Junior Fan Club stole the show with dozens of kids turning out in costume for the special Halloween-themed night.

On the racetrack, Lucas Smith found his way to Victory Lane in the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber Feature. Unfortunately, it was the only Feature completed as rain fell to wash out the remaining four Features.

With preliminary and qualifying competition already complete for all divisions, the remaining Feature races have been rescheduled. Features for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks will be run on Friday, August 18. The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks’ 42-lap Art Hill Memorial will be contested on Friday, August 25 along with the make-up race for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars. ———————————————————– Ohsweken Speedway Race Report August 11, 2017 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Art Hill Memorial and Halloween in August presented by Renway Energy Total Entries – 128 ———————————————————– Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (14 Entries) Before the rain washed away Feature competition, Jim Huppunen and Jake Brown picked up heat race wins. Huppunen started outside the front row of heat one and drove away to a convincing win over fifth-starting Mitch Brown. In heat two, Mitch’s younger brother Jake Brown went from sixth to the lead and claimed the win to earn the victory and Nathan Ackland Insurance Top Gun Award. Cory Turner and Dylan Westbrook are scheduled to start on the front row for the 20-lap main event when the Feature is run on August 18.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Rained Out – Rescheduled for August 18

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time:) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (2); 2. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON (5); 3. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (1); 4. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON (4); 5. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (7); 6. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford, ON (3); 7. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (6)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford, ON (6); 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Oakland, ON (5); 3. 01K Mike Kruchka, Hamilton, ON (3); 4. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON (7); 5. 21J John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams, ON (2); 6. 22 Jim Porter, Grand Island, NY {4); 7. 2w Lee Winger, Mount Hope, ON (1)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Jake Brown ———————————————————– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (30 Entries) In Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car action, fans saw furious battles all around the tracks as drivers fought for one of five transfer positions to the A-Feature in their respective heat races. Brian Nanticoke, Holly Porter and Mike Thorne came away with victories. Hannah Ferrell’s run from eighth to second in heat one earned her the Nathan Ackland Insurance Top Gun award. Cody Day started outside the front row of the B-Main and drove to the win over other transfers Jacob Dykstra, Conor Mahoney, Eric McGlone and Lofton Schuts. Liam Martin and Hannah Ferrell are scheduled to roll off on the front row when the race is made-up on August 25.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Rained Out – Feature Rescheduled for August 25

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Time: 1:34.162) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken , ON (1); 2. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON (8); 3. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON (2); 4. 19 Brandon Murrell, Gores Landing, ON (3); 5. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON (6); 6. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON (9); 7. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown, ON (5); 8. 8h Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON (4); 9. 38 Derek Miller, Ohsweken, ON (10); 10. DNS 04x Mike Bell, Jr., Hagersville, ON (7)

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Time: 1:36.806) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON (1); 2. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia, ON (4); 3. 3 AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON (2); 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville, ON (9); 5. 51x Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON (3); 6. 44 Cody Day, Courtland, ON (6); 7. 15 Dan Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (7); 8. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON (5); 9. 7 Caleb Wood, London, ON (10); 10. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON (8)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON (1); 2. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON (3); 3. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON (2); 4. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON (4); 5. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON (7); 6. 6m Eric McGlone, Union, ON (5); 7. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON (9); 8. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON (6); 9. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON (8); 10. 08 Steven Beckett, Fonthill, ON (10)

B-Feature 1 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 44 Cody Day (2); 2. 5d Jacob Dykstra (1); 3. 5c Conor Mahoney (4); 4. 6m Eric McGlone (3); 5. 10 Lofton Schuts (12); 6. 08 Steven Beckett (15); 7. 15 Dan Nanticoke (5); 8. 18x Davey Boughton (6); 9. 7 Caleb Wood (11); 10. 5 DJ Christie (14); 11. 38 Derek Miller (10); 12. 88h Josh Hansen (8); 13. 9 Paul Ballantyne (9); 14. 8h Matt Hill (7); 15. DNS 04x Mike Bell, Jr. (13)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Hannah Ferrell

 

 

Sprint Series of Oklahoma at Enid Speedway Rained Out!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – August 12, 2017 - Tonight’s scheduled Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products appearance at Enid Speedway in Enid, Oklahoma has succumbed to rain. This event will not be made up as an official series and IMCA points race.

The long-range forecast for next weekend looks more favorable for a weekend double-header for the series.
It all kicks off on Friday night (August 18) with their third appearance at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Oklahoma before making their debut in the much-anticipated stop at Lawton Speedway on Saturday night.

The balance of the 2017 SSO schedule is as follows:

August 18 Southern Oklahoma Speedway – Ardmore

August 19 Lawton Speedway - Lawton

August 26 Longdale Speedway – Longdale (w/URSS)

Sept. 8 Red Dirt Raceway – Meeker

Sept. 15 Southern Oklahoma Speedway - Ardmore

Oct. 14 81 Speedway – Park City, Kansas (w/URSS) non-points

To learn more about the Sprint Series of Oklahoma check out their official facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma.

More information can be obtained by SSO director Jim Messmer (405) 417-2202 and for technical inquires call Ernie Messmer (405) 818-9007.

SSO officials would like to welcome Smiley’s Racing Products for becoming presenting partner with the series and would like to thank the following for climbing aboard as contingency partners with the series for 2017: Hoosier Racing Tires, Danny Holloway, Martens Machine Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotech Race Cells, Rod End Supply, Outlaw Wings, Keizer Wheels, Bishops Racing Products and Messmer Racing.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Aug. 10

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 784; 2. Justin Fifield, Mes­quite, Texas, 755; 3. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 749; 4. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 743; 5. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 741; 6. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 737; 7. John Rick­etts, Burleson, Texas, 736; 8. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 720; 9. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., and Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, both 716; 11. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 711; 12. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 709; 13. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 707; 14. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 705; 15. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 703; 16. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 700; 17. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 690; 18. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 681; 19. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 675; 20. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 669.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 452; 2. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 444; 3. Christopher Ennis, Bakersfield, Calif., 435; 4. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 434; 5. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., 401; 6. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 380; 7. Michael Schott, Tulare, Calif., 331; 8. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 328; 9. Jared Faria, Tipton, Calif., 318; 10. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 315.

Colorado – 1. Zac Taylor, Green River, Wyo., 222; 2. Lonnie Cox, Elbert, Colo., 221; 3. Nic Sut­ton, Arvada, Colo., 173; 4. Brad Wasson, Fort Morgan, Colo., 161; 5. Scott Rhoades, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 147; 6. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 145; 7. Buddy Tubbs, Colorado Springs, Colo., 135; 8. Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., 131; 9. Todd Pudwill, Rapid City, S.D., 127; 10. Nick Haygood, Denver, Colo., 115.

Indiana – 1. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 230; 2. Jared Fox, Bloomington, Ind., 221; 3. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 201; 4. Brinton Marvel, Lizton, Ind., 198; 5. Andy Bradley, Blooming­ton, Ind., 192; 6. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 185; 7. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 178; 8. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 173; 9. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 162; 10. Danny Clark, Plain­field, Ind., 138.

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, 392; 5. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 373; 6. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 368; 7. Devin Wignall, Altoona, Iowa, 350; 8. C.J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 343; 9. Nathan Mills, Bondurant, Iowa, 338; 10. Greg Black, Des Moines, Iowa, 300.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 324; 2. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 316; 3. Jed Werner, Codell, Kan., 292; 4. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 266; 5. Darren Berry, McCook, Neb., 254; 6. J.D. Johnson, Wichita, Kan., 220; 7. Tracey Hill, Liberal, Kan., 197; 8. Aaron Ploussard, Oberlin, Kan., 179; 9. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 176; 10. Keefe Hemel, Cimarron, Kan., 167.

Louisiana – 1. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 226; 2. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 215; 3. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 175; 4. Chris Hinson, Nederland, Texas, 157; 5. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 141; 6. Asa Lee Williamson, Pineville, La., 137; 7. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 135; 8. Charles Sweetser, Morgan City, La., 103; 9. Johnny Brown, Orange, Texas, 102; 10. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 79.

Minnesota – 1. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 831; 2. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 779; 3. Dave Becker, Belle Plaine, Minn., 730; 4. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 599; 5. Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 536; 6. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 487; 7. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 442; 8. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 437; 9. Bruce Anderson, Trimont, Minn., 407; 10. Dalyn Cody, Prior Lake, Minn., 398.

Nebraska – 1. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 651; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 638; 3. Toby Chap­man, Panama, Neb., 622; 4. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 559; 5. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 534; 6. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 518; 7. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman, Neb., 517; 8. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 504; 9. Ryan King, Bennet, Neb., 472; 10. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 461.

New Jersey – 1. Mark Bitner, Columbus, N.J., 188; 2. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 185; 3. Ed­ward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 182; 4. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 176; 5. Thomas C. Carberry, Ringoes, N.J., 175; 6. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 171; 7. Bryant Davis, Norwood, Pa., 167; 8. David C. Brown Jr., Aston, Pa., 144; 9. Austin Bishop, Elverson, Pa., 122; 10. Thomas Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 117.

New York – 1. Thomas Radivoy, Circleville, N.Y., 273; 2. Jeff Trombely, Altamont, N.Y., 269; 3. Bret Jaycox, East Durham, N.Y., 257; 4. Dana Wagner, Sidney Center, N.Y., 252; 5. Sydney Prince, Killingworth, Conn., and Tyler Jashembowski, Middletown, N.Y., both 249; 7. Emily VanIn­wegen, Sparrow Bush, N.Y., 246; 8. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 241; 9. Eddie Strada, Lake Ariel, Pa., 235; 10. Dustin Purdy, Walton, N.Y., 223.

Ohio – 1. Jim Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 336; 2. Jake Hesson, Marysville, Ohio, 317; 3. Hunter Lynch, Os­trander, Ohio, 304; 4. Andy Hill, Frankfort, Ohio, 297; 5. Cale Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio, 238; 6. Dilan Allagree, South Salem, Ohio, 221; 7. Michael L. Ebersbach, Baltimore, Ohio, 211; 8. Joseph Al­lagree, Chillicothe, Ohio, 184; 9. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 170; 10. John Paynter Jr., Blooming­ton, Ind., 157.

Oklahoma – 1. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 295; 2. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 289; 3. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 249; 4. Joe Wood Jr., Newcastle, Okla., 241; 5. Loyd Clevenger, Newalla, Okla., 230; 6. Chad Koch, Lakeside City, Texas, 228; 7. Blake Dacus, Fletcher, Okla., 214; 8. Tristan Oakes, Sand Springs, Okla., 212; 9. Justin Fisk, Oklahoma City, Okla., 187; 10. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 183.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 940; 2. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 837; 3. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 761; 4. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 751; 5. Drew Ritchey, Ever­ett, Pa., 739; 6. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 707; 7. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 574; 8. Da­vid L. Grube II, York Haven, Pa., 556; 9. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 552; 10. Greg Dobrosky, Kittanning, Pa., 546.

South Dakota – 1. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 242; 2. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 181; 3. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 151; 4. Taylor Ryan, Flandreau, S.D., 150; 5. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 144; 6. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 134; 7. Josh Sterrett, Huron, S.D., 130; 8. Nate Eakin, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 95; 9. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 78; 10. Trevor Smith, Sanborn, Iowa, 73.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 1,184; 2. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 978; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 973; 4. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 885; 5. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 763; 6. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 743; 7. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 740; 8. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 720; 9. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 631; 10. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 616.

Virginia – 1. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 471; 2. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 464; 3. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 444; 4. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 442; 5. Mike Keeton, Doswell, Va., 356; 6. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 328; 7. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 320; 8. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 217; 9. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 201; 10. Joshua J. Perreault, Madison, Va., 195.

 

 

WSS Back At Willamette On August 12th
By Ben Deatherage

Lebanon, Oregon- The Wingless Sprint Series is back in action after a couple of weeks off. The tour heads to Willamette Speedway for the second time in 2017. The historic 1/3-mile clay oval is known for its exciting racing right against the outside wall.

The WSS has made two trips to Willamette since 2016 producing two different winners. Rob Lindsey was victorious in the lone visit last season while Lance Hallmark got the job done back on June 24th.

Kyle Miller has accumulated the most wins in 2017 with three trips to victory lane, all coming at Cottage Grove Speedway. Lindsay Barney has won the last two features and is looking to make it three in a row. Gary Lynch, Lance Hallmark, Rob Lindsey, and Pat Canfield have all one win to their credit.

Be sure and visit wingless.nwextremeseries.com for the latest stories, news, points, and more regarding the Wingless Sprint Series. Also, check out the series on Facebook by visiting “Wingless Sprint Series” or “Northwest Wingless Tour” and clicking “Like”.

Former Wingless Sprint Series Feature Winners At Willamette Speedway
2017- Lance Hallmark on June 24th
2016- Rob Lindsey on August 6th

Former Wingless Sprint Series Champions
2016- Rob Lindsey

2017 Wingless Sprint Series Schedule
May 6th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR* (Gary Lynch)
May 20th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR (Kyle Miller)
May 27th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA (Pat Canfield)
June 10th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA (Rob Lindsey)
June 17th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR (Kyle Miller)
June 24th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, OR (Lance Hallmark)
July 8th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR-Wingless Nationals (Kyle Miller)
July 15th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR* (Lindsay Barney)
July 22nd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, OR (Lindsay Barney)
August 12th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, OR
August 19th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR*
September 2nd-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, OR-Ironman Wingless Challenge
September 9th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, OR
*- Denotes Lynch Pro-Formance Products Wingless Sprint Mini-Series events

2017 Wingless Sprint Series Sponsors And Marketing Partners:
Walker Racing Development (Fast Time Award)
Lynch Pro-Formance Products
Speedmart Inc. (Hardcharger Award)
Herz Precision Parts

Wingless Sprint Series All-Time Win List:
Rob Lindsey-4
Kyle Miller
Lindsay Barney-3
Lance Hallmark
Gary Lynch-2
Cooper Desbiens- 1
Wayne Van Raden

 

 

Jason Solwold Gets A Pair Of Top Fives At CGS; Headed To Skagit Next

By Ben Deatherage

Burlington, Washington- Jason Solwold would make the trip south to Cottage Grove Speedway with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series as their race leader on August 4th and 5th. The series would compete at the historic ¼-mile clay oval for the first time but the Mike Anderson and Monica Baca owned Shaylene 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 #18 entry had already won a race at CGS the month before.

Night one, August 4th, would witness Solwold put in a seventh quick qualifying effort and placing second in the heat race. In the main event Jason would climb his way towards the front eventually getting in to second place. A handful of times he managed to put pressure on the leader but eventually remained in the runner-up position.

Saturday night, on August 5th, would have a bit of a rough start with Solwold the tenth fastest car. From that point they would rally starting off with a heat race win. In the main event Jason would begin his quest to the front beginning in the tenth spot. Battling hard outside of the top five for much of the feature Solwold managed to slip into fifth place in the final stages.

Jason would finish the night in fifth resulting in two strong top five finishes at Cottage Grove. It would extend the points lead the Solwold currently has over the rest of the competition as he looks to win his third consecutive Summer Thunder Sprint Series title.

Jason Solwold and team head next to Skagit Speedway on Saturday, August 12th. He already has managed to win twice at Skagit in 2017 including the Bob’s Burger & Brew 360 Nationals finale on July 29th. For the latest news and information be sure and visit the Shaylen Raye Motorsports page on Facebook.

2017 Sponsors:

Shaylene 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

 

 

Historic Weekend of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

SYRACUSE, NY – The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints will showcase a little history and a trip down memory lane this weekend with their events at Fonda and Weedsport. On Saturday at Fonda will be the annual Earl Halaquist Memorial while Sunday at Weedsport it will be the Legends Reunion with the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

After a year off, the stars and cars from ESS is back at the Track of Champions with a full point event where it awards points towards the overall Lucas Oil ESS Championship and also the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour. The $2,000 to win event will honor the National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Earl Halaquist which grew up in nearby Sidney, NY. Several members from the Halaquist family will be on hand for the event making for a special night.

Then on Sunday, the ESS Hall of Fame ceremony kicks off the day at 2PM with the inductions of Mike VanDusen and Lance Yonge at the Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame which is on the grounds of the speedway.

Then later that night, the ESS stars will be racing for another $2,000 to win payday which will award points again for Lucas Oil and NAPA. ESS Hall of Famers will also be signing autographs on the midway before the event.

Jason Barney leads both point standings coming into the weekend looking for his first ever ESS championship. The list of challengers on both nights look like a who’s who and will be vying for the those $2,000 to win top prizes.

Paul Kinney, Matt Tanner, Matt Billings, Paulie Colagiovanni, Jeff Cook, Shawn Donath, Jonathan Preston, Brett Wright, Steve Poirier, Chad Miller, Chuck Hebing, Dave Axton, Alex Vigneault, Kelly Hebing, Yan Bilodeau, Dylan Swiernik, Keith Granholm, Jeff VanDusen and more are looking to be at both events.

Two facilities that have a lot of history here in the northeast and two historic nights for the Lucas Oil Tour. Fonda and Weedsport where tradition continues of excitement guaranteed!

For more Information on the Fonda Speedway:
Web: http://www.newfondaspeedway.com/

Twitter: @FondaSpeedwayNY

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

Pit Gates – 3:30 PM, Hot Laps 6:30 PM, Racing 7:15 PM

For more Information on the Weedsport Speedway:
Web: http://www.weedsportspeedway.com/

Twitter: @WeedsportSpdway

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

Pit Gates – 4:00 PM, Hot Laps 6:15 PM, Racing 7:00 PM

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints:
Web: www.empiresupersprints.com
Twitter: @ESSprints

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

Android App: Empire Super Sprints

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, Scorpion Security Products, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Beard Sewer and Drain, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Engler Machine and Tool, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, Northwood 2 Construction, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Ford/Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Sanders Rides Momentum of 50th Career Feature Event Win into Tomorrows 57th Annual Johnny Key Classic at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justin Sanders already had momentum built up for the 2017 edition of the Johnny Key Classic at Ocean Speedway by way of winning the track’s last sprint car race two weeks ago, and entering the race as the defending winner.

Continuing to flex his muscle and hone his craft late in the Summer, Sanders reeled off a monumental win on Saturday night in Placerville, CA that marked the 50th career win of his career.

“Winning my 50th career race last week was huge,” Sanders said. “It was special to win on my Mom’s birthday, and it is just great to get back into victory lane. Tim Green has been such an awesome mentor and crew chief for me, and my entire crew has worked extremely hard all year for me. I am hopeful we can get another Johnny Key Classic win this year.”

Heading into tomorrows tilt with the Civil War Series, Sanders comes in as one of the heavy favorites as he has amassed four wins at the track he calls home this season as well as eighth Top-Five finishes in 360 competition aboard the North County Plastering/Lufos’s Custom Design/STS trucking entry.

For much of the Summer, Sanders looked to be well on his way to another Ocean Speedway track championship, but a detrimental mechanical failure sidelined him and he now sits third in points, just 83 markers out of the top spot. Though he has some work ahead of him, the Prunedale, CA native is focused on visiting the winners circle as many times as possible.

An added perk of Sanders entering the 57th Annual Johnny Key Classic on Saturday night as the race’s defending winner, his Justin Sanders Racing No. 17 is featured on the event Tee Shirt (Pictured), and will be available for purchase at Ocean Speedway on Saturday night.

“The Ocean Speedway is home to me, and I have been fortunate to have a lot of success there over the years” Sanders added. “I am mentally and physically ready for a 50-lap feature event, and this JSR team is going for it again. This team has a ton of locally based partners that we appreciate, and I would love to win another Johnny Key Classic for them.”

Justin and his team would like to thank North County Plastering, Lufos’s Custom Design, STS Trucking, Don Chapin Construction Lancaster Locksmith, Sand Blast Services, G&N Construction, Danny Olmstead, Circle Racing Wheels, B.G. Tees and Labels, Roger’s Diner, Carmona’s BBQ, East Lake Village, RV Computer Technology, Pasilla’s Tire Service, Felton Pit Stop, Ernie’s Service Center, Jontee’s Trucing, FK Rod Ends, Champion Racing Oil, Bay City Automotive, Dan’s Upholstery and JonSan Racing, LLC for their continued support in 2017.

ON TAP: Justin Sanders will be in action on Saturday night during the 56th Annual Johnny Key Classic at the Ocean Speedway.

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

 

 

BRODY ROA WINS AT SANTA MARIA – CLOSES IN ON POINT LEAD!

(Buena Park, CA, August 9, 2017) Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa finally bagged his first USAC/CRA Sprint Car main win of the season when he bested the field last Saturday night at the Santa Maria Raceway. The dramatic victory sends Roa into the next race of the series at Perris Auto Speedway on August 26th only four-points out of first place.

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Brody Roa and his grandfather Bernard Roa after last Saturday’s big USAC/CRA win at Santa Maria. Please give photo credit to Surf n Sprint.

The victory was the second ever for the rising sprint car star in the USAC/CRA Series. His first came on June 2, 2012 at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway. The win also kept up Roa’s string of top finishes in 2017 in the series. Through the first nine races of the campaign, he has only finished out of top five one time. That was at Perris in the sixth race of the year when he had to restart at the back and drove through the field for seventh. In the other eight races, he has one win, three second place finishes, two third place outings and two times coming home fifth.

At the Santa Barbara County coastal track on Saturday, Roa qualified second fastest in the 19-car field. He backed that up by coming from the back for a second-place finish in his 10-lap heat race. For the main, the 26-year-old started inside the third row in the fifth spot. By the end of the first circuit, he was second. One lap later he had advanced to third. At the end of the eighth lap, the handsome racer pulled into second and set his sights on the leader.

Roa was chasing down the lead car when a lapped car tangled with one of the other top runners. That brought a yellow flag and parked Roa and his bright green #91R on the rear end of the leader for the restart. Roa stalked the race long pace-setter for nine-laps. He finally made his move to the outside to take the front-runner and a lapped car at the same coming off the fourth turn. Once out front he pulled away. He seemed destined for certain victory, but like the July 1st Santa Maria race where he led to the white flag, disaster nearly stepped in again. Just feet before he was to take the checkers, two other cars tangled in turn four bringing out another yellow flag and another restart.

With nerves of his legion of fans and crew members on edge, Roa had all the other fast guys on his tail for the green, white, checkered restart. This time, he left no doubt and pulled away to a seven-car length lead and the eventual win.

“Lapped cars played out pretty well this time,” the happy winner told the fans at the end of the 30-lapper. “I do not know if it is redemption or what. It feels good to get this one and hopefully a lot more to come. We will go to Perris in a couple of weeks and try to do the same thing and keep this rolling. We have a great package here and a lot of great people that go into this. It feels good. We qualified good and ran good in our heat race, so this helps (in the championship chase).”

The most consistent driver in USAC/CRA this season, Roa is only four points out of first in the 2017 Championship standings heading into the next race at Perris. One week after Perris, he enters a pivotal part of the schedule. “California Sprint Week” will begin at Calistoga on September 2nd and will finish at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford on September 9th. Six races in eight grueling nights. It could well decide the 2017 USAC/CRA championship.

The team will have its good-looking shirts in the pits at the August 26th Perris race and throughout “California Sprint Week.” Cost will be $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

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

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

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

8-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-3 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-4 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-7 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-8 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-9 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

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

 

 

Gregg 12th at Tribute to Al Hinds

PETERSEN MEDIA: Andy Gregg will be the first to tell you he’s in a funk right now. Not letting it get to him, Gregg is hopeful he can snap out of it during the final few months of the racing season after a 12th place finish on Saturday night.

“We have been struggling to find speed this year, and I am confident we can get going in the final few months of the season,” Andy Gregg said.

Checking in at his local track, Placerville Speedway, on Saturday night, Gregg timed the GUTS/Angius and Terry LLP/Capitol ACE Hardware entry in 11th quickest in qualifying time trials.

Garnering a third place finish during heat race action, the Diamond Springs, CA native would line up in the 14th starting position for the 25-lap feature event.

On an unusually rough and fast Placerville Speedway racing surface, Gregg would get off to a bit of a tough start as he fell back to 16th in the opening two laps. Not panicking, Gregg would settle in and begin working his way forward.

On a track that would see bikes and bounces as drivers tip toed around a couple of tough spots, Gregg would work his way toward the Top-10. Working hard on the ¼ mile oval, Gregg would rally and close his night with a 12th place finish.

“My guys are working hard, and we are still getting this car figured out,” Gregg said. “There are some big races coming up, and I am hoping we can put it all together and be in contention moving forward.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, Angius and Terry LLP, Capitol ACE Hardware, Ice House Resort, CTL Forest Management, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Broadband Agreements, Russo Insurance, Kelly Moore Paints, Cal Pro Paint and Construction, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, and MF Inc. for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Gregg will take this weekend off before returning to Placeville Speedway on August 19th for the Mark Forni Memorial.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-15, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-4

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

NCRA SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES INVADES WICHITA SPEEDWAY - FRIDAY AUGUST 25th, 8pm!

Iowa Park, TX (08/10/17) by DarinShort.com. While we're waiting for time to pass until the big NCRA Sprint Car Bandits presented by Blaine's Motor Supply event at Rose Bowl Speedway this Saturday, August 12th; let's go ahead and unveil the Wichita Speedway Sprint Car Bandits event scheduled for Friday, August 25th!

For those of you fans and race teams that have never been to Wichita Speedway, you owe it to yourself to go check it out. It's a fast, racy, full 1/4 mile dirt track that is configured such that it affords lots of side-by-side racing and passing.

The event pays $2,000 to win, $1,000 for 2nd and then pays down generously to $325 - just to start the feature! All non-starters or non-qualifiers receive $100. The complete SCB A-feature payback for Wichita Speedway on August 12th is as follows: $2,000 - 1,000 - 600 - 500 - 400 - 390 - 380 - 370 - 360 - 350 - 340 - 330 - 325...to start. All Sprint Car Bandits rules will be in effect, and are posted at the series website (link below). All Sprint Car teams of 360C.I. and under are welcome to compete (again, please read the SCB series rules prior to coming to the track). There is no SCB entry fee, registration fee or license fee. There will be a $15 draw-in fee for all teams competing in the SCB portion of the event.

Wichita Speedway is only charging $15 for Adult G.A., which is a heck of a deal for fans! The track is located on the western edge of Wichita Falls, and is quite easy to get to. From either direction of I-44 in Wichita Falls, take Hwy 287 west out of town about 3 miles until you see the Highway 369 exit. Turn north (right) on Highway 369 and you will see the track about 1 mile ahead on the right. The physical address for your GPS is 1633 FM 369 N. Iowa Park, TX 76367.

Wichita Speedway divisions including USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Limited Modifieds and Mini-Stocks will round out the 5-division racing card.

Fans can expect Sprint Car Bandits teams 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 five SCB events of the 2017 season, a total of 58 sprint car teams have competed.

The Sprint Car Bandits would like to thank their series sponsors, which allows us to keep costs down for the tracks, racers and fans - yet keep driver purses at excellent levels:

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 and DarinShort.com.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for complete series information and visit www.wichitaracewaypark.net/wichita-speedway for track details. The event flyer is posted here.

This is one of the few fuel injected 360C.I. Sprint Car events in the Wichita Falls this season, so make sure you mark your calendar to attend, Friday August 25th - we hope to see you there!

 

 

Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars Head North To Western Speedway For P&R Truck Centres Daffodil Cup

By Ben Deatherage

Victoria, British Columbia- After a little bit of time off the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprints are back in action for a doubleheader weekend north of the border on Friday, August 11th, and Saturday, the 12th. The series heads to Victoria, British Columbia, located on gorgeous and scenic Vancouver Island, for the historic Daffodil Cup, presented by P&R Truck Centres, at the famed Western Speedway. It is one of the most prestigious races in all of western Canada.

2017 already has been a great season with the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars. British Columbian Aaron Willison is coming off of an incredible win at the Rory Price Memorial, at Evergreen Speedway, on July 29th. Bryan Warf, Tony Thomas, and Kyle Alberding all have won once this season.

Locally at Western Speedway the 4/10-mile oval has hosted four local Winged Sprint Car races. Jeff Montgomery, the 2017 Winged Super Sprint champion, has two wins and so does Duane Zeinstra.

“The Daffodil Cup began with Geoff Vantreight,” said longtime Pacific Northwest track promoter, George Wade, “he owned a huge Daffodil farm and his cars were always the yellow #7 and they were called the Daffodil Special. Geoff stepped up and sponsored the first Daffodil Cup race in 1961.”

Of the forty-three-previous completed events there have been twenty-four different winners while a Canadian driver has won twenty-four times. Of the last ten races the Canadian contingent has dominated winning seven while the Americans have visited victory lane three times. The last five years have witnessed five different winners on the final night.

Scott Aumen has accumulated the most Daffodil Cup wins, at five, after finishing first in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2013. Roy Smith and Jeff Montgomery are second on the win chart with four Cup triumphs. Craig Deaver and Norm Ellefson all have managed to win this race three times.

The list of two-time winners includes Billy Foster, Doug Larson, Don McLeod, Eldon Rassmussen, and Trevor Montgomery. Fourteen drivers have one Daffodil Cup win to their credit and they are Andy Alberding, Blain Sneva, Bud Gorder, Cory Lockwood, Dave Fitzgerald, Davey Hamilton, Jim Malloy, John Tharp, Marty White, Rebel Jackson Jr., Rick Brown, Ron Larson, Sierra Jackson, and Vern Church.

Jeff Montgomery is the defending race winner while Eldon Rassmussen was victorious in the first edition way back in 1961. While the race was started in the 1960’s there were times when it unfortunately was not ran. However, it has been held every year since 1999. Craig Deaver (2000-02) and Jeff Montgomery (2004-06) are tied with most consecutive Daffodil Cup won.

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.

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.

P&R Truck Centre, a locally owned Vancouver Island based company, has been serving the transportation industry since 1979. P&R is a full-service Western Star, Freightliner, Sterling, and Mitsubishi Fuso truck dealer and also is the official Doepker Trailer dealer for Vancouver Island. The P&R Truck Centre vision is to give their employees and their valued customers the business environment where excellence and quality are fostered in every aspect of business. More information can be obtained by visiting their locations in Saanichton, Duncan, or Victoria as well as visiting www.rtruckcentre.com. Also check them out on Facebook, at “P&R Truck Centre Ltd.”, and click “Like”.

Former P&R Truck Centres Daffodil Cup Winners:

1961- Eldon Rassmussen

1962- Billy Foster

1963- Billy Foster

1964- Jim Malloy

1965- Eldon Rassmussen

1966- Norm Ellefson

1967- Norm Ellefson

1968- Roy Smith

1969- Bud Gorder

1971- Roy Smith

1972- Norm Ellefson

1973- Don McLeod

1974- John Tharp

1975- Roy Smith

1976- Roy Smith

1977- Blain Sneva

1978- Doug Larson

1979- Doug Larson

1980- Don McLeod

1985- Dave Fitzgerald

1988- Vern Church

1989- Davey Hamilton

1990- Marty White

1991- Rebel Jackson Jr.

1996- Rick Brown

1999- Trevor Montgomery

2000- Craig Deaver

2001- Craig Deaver

2002- Craig Deaver

2003- Trevor Montgomery

2004- Jeff Montgomery

2005- Jeff Montgomery

2006- Jeff Montgomery

2007- Scott Aumen

2008- Scott Aumen

2009- Cory Lockwood

2010- Scott Aumen

2011- Scott Aumen

2012- Sierra Jackson

2013- Scott Aumen

2014- Ron Larson

2015- Andy Alberding

2016- Jeff Montgomery

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 August 12th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup 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

 

 

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks Gear Up For Prestigious Art Hill Memorial presented by Renway Energy on Friday, August 11

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – August 9, 2017 – After resting peacefully for two weeks following the most successful week in track history and a rainout last Friday night, Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, August 11 for Halloween in August night presented by Renway Energy featuring the Art Hill Memorial.

Ohsweken plans to build on the momentum of its successful July bookend when it returns to action on Friday night with the longest race of the season for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. The 42-lap race is run in honour of the late Art Hill, who his No.42 machine at Ohsweken in the early years at the track. Past Art Hill Memorial winners include well-known Ohsweken names such as Rick Emberson, Lee Winger, Robbie Rounce, Marc Hallett, Dave Bailey, Mitch Brown, Trevor Goulding, and Karl Sault, and Wall of Fame inductee Abel Castelein. Jake Bazuin ended his brother Mark’s winning streak in the event when he won the 2016 edition.

Also on the schedule are the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers for full points races as several drivers look for a coveted parking spot in Lucas Oil Victory Lane.

Race time is 7:30pm with Pit Gates scheduled to open at 5:30pm and Spectator Gates opening at 6:00pm. Admission for adults is just $14, $10 for seniors (65+), Youths (13-17), while kids age 7-12 are only $3. Children 6 and under are free.

Children 12 and under who wear a costume for Halloween in August will receive free admission to the track. Adults who wear a costume will be eligible for discounted admission of $10.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprints Car have sat idle since Kyle Larson won the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 25. On the strength of his four weekly wins this season, Dylan Westbrook holds a 44-point lead at the top of the standings over Fenwick’s Jim Huppunen. Hamilton’s Mikey Kruchka and Caistor Centre’s Cory Turner are deadlocked in third at 531 points apiece while Brantford’s Mitch Brown is just two points back of them in fifth.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars return to action for the first time following the Ackland Insurance Clash of the Crates where Holly Porter of Delhi, Ont. went to Lucas Oil Victory Lane and claimed the $1000 winner’s prize. Entering this week’s action, Porter sits second in the championship standings, just seven points behind leader Mack DeMan of Mississauga, Ont. Behind the top two are Caledonia, Ont. natives Jesse McDonald and Mike Thorne while Scotland, Ont. driver Shone Evans completes the top-five.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks Ryan Beagle of Vittoria, Ont. ended the Dave Bailey and Ryan Dinning win streak that dated back to July 2016 with his popular win in the 50-lap Brock Leonard Memorial for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks during the Six Nations Showdown on July 25. While Bailey, from nearby Hagersville, Ont., finished outside the top-10 for the first time this season, he still holds a convincing point lead with a 73-point advantage over Dereck Lemyre of Hamiton, Ont. Dinning, of nearby Caledonia, sits third in the standings ahead of Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre, Ont.) and Ken Sargent (Hamilton, Ont.).

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will run their longest race of the year after competing in their shortest race of the season in the Northern Summer Nationals. The twin 15-lap Features with no heat races saw Bobby Tolton and Brandon Crumbie race to Lucas Oil Victory Lane. Those drivers hope they can carry some of the momentum into the biggest race of the season at the Art Hill Memorial. Jon Janssens of Woodstock, Ont. is the current HRW Automotive Mini Stock point leader, but has just a six-point advantage over Caledonia’s Mark Bazuin, who won the event in 2014 and 2015. Crumbie of Cookstown, Ont. is third in the standings, while rookie driver Nick Masi of Fenwick, Ont. is fourth and Caledonia’s Tim DeBoer completes the top-five.

Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers The Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers will return to action with Ohsweken’s Lucas Smith at the top of the standings. Gillian Hils of Dundas, Ont. is second in the standings, 48 points back of the lead. Ohsweken residents Paul Longboat, Dustin Longboat and Jerry Burnham currently occupy the final spots in the top-five.

Tickets Available Now! Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway's 2017 major events, including the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.

About Renway Energy: Renway Fuels & Lubricants offers a comprehensive line of petroleum products including fuels (gasoline, diesel, furnace oil, stove oil, and propane), lubricants (agricultural, commercial, industrial, and automotive), and filters (oil, fuel, air, and hydraulic). Renway Heating & Cooling is a complete residential and light commercial heating (oil, natural gas, and propane), air conditioning, sheet metal fabrication, and ventilation contractor. This family-owned business prides itself on providing quality products coupled with professional, courteous service you can rely on. Renway’s continued success is built on customer satisfaction, and Renway has returned as the official fuel supplier of Ohsweken Speedway for 2015. Drop by the Renway office at 56 Henry Street in Brantford, call them at 519-752-6777 or toll free at 1-888-553-5550, and check out their website at www.Renway.ca. 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.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (8/10/17) – Drivers, crews, and sponsors give back to their loyal fans this Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. Back-to-school time can be hectic for families with all the shopping needs of their children to start on the right foot for a new school year. The racing community wants to help with shopping by giving back to their loyal race fans. Backpacks filled with school supplies will line the front stretch to be given away to school-aged kids in attendance. In years previous, members of the racing community have compiled 150 plus backpacks to be given away.

In addition to backpacks, drivers of the five weekly classes will be on hand to sign autographs along the front stretch. Indian Lake Outfitters of Lakeview, Ohio will be celebrating their night at the races. They will be assisting with the weekly race inversion. The winner of the final heat race in each class will have the opportunity to shoot a bow and arrow in the infield. The result of their arrow shot will determine the A-main starting line-up.

A full program of racing will accompany the family night of fun. The Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds will headline the event running for $1000 to win. The Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing Sprints, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts will also be in attendance. The Block Insurance Tough Trucks will also host a 10 lap A-main for the ladies of the racing community. The yearly Powder Puff race will feature a fun exhibition race to end the night of racing.

Adult general admission is just $12. Kids aged 11-15 years old are admitted for $6 with everyone under the age of 10 admitted for free. Pit passes are available for $25. Pit side gates open at 4PM; grandstands at 5PM. Cars hit the track for hot laps at 6PM with the first green flag of the night flying at 7PM.

Get the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park news and information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook by liking Waynesfield Raceway Park or by following @OfficialWRP on Twitter.

 

 

ROAD TO KNOXVILLE: Gravel and CJB Set for Biggest Week of the Year Pennsylvania team red hot heading into Ironman 55 and Knoxville Nationals

CARLISLE, PA. - August 8, 2017 - Sprint car teams across the world look forward to this week. For seven days, the collective eyes of the sport are singularly focused on a small town in Iowa. The 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals is a special event for sure. It's the one event every driver and team want to win, including the David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports organization.

Before taking on the famed half mile at the Marion County Fairgrounds, the team had a date with Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 near Pevely, Mo. The annual "Ironman" weekend included a two-night program with the opener occurring on Friday, August 4th. Gravel timed in 9th overall before finishing third in his heat race.

"We just didn't get started off with a good pill draw," explained Gravel. "From there, we missed a front row starting spot in our heat race by a position. We started and finished third in or heat so we couldn't get a look at the trackin the dash. We knew the track was going to take rubber since it was so slick. I got off to a bad start and had to just fall in line once the rubber came. We finished 12th."

The following night saw Mother Nature emerge as the victor. A makeup date for the $20,000-to-win Ironman 55 will be named at a later date by series and track officials.

The attention now turns to the qualifying nights for the 57th edition of sprint car racing's crown jewel event. Gravel and the CJB team will push off on Thursday night to try to make their way into Saturday night's main event, which pays a season high $150,000-to-win.

"All aspects of qualifying night are very important to your success," said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "It starts with a good pill draw. After that, qualifying is key. Then, if you can transfer out of your heat, you can kinda of relax just a little in the main. If qualifying or the heat race good bad, the A main becomes really important. We've ran good there this year and we're hoping that carries over."

Box Score:

Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led I55 9 3 3 9 12 0

2017 STATS:

Events: 58

Quick Times: 9

Wins: 13

Top-5's: 34

Top-10's: 50

Heat Race Wins: 17

Dash Wins: 7

Average Time Trial: 6.9

Average A-main finish: 5.7

Total Laps Led: 272

*Stats from Williams Grove event on 7/22 not yet added.*

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com.

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB: CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for David Gravel's apparel.

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

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

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

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

 

 

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LANGHORNE, PA August 10, 2017 . . . Finding sponsors that are willing to pay for what a race team or promotion has to offer is getting tougher and tougher in all forms of motorsports.

The latest edition of Ernie Saxton’s Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News is jam packed with information that can be a huge help to sponsorship seekers. Kristin Swartzlander shares her ideas for increasing the value of your offerings so that you can receive the equivalent value in return.

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Marcie Barlow talks about sponsorship containing four key components while publisher Ernie Saxton tells readers if you have not been looking for sponsorship (for next year) you are already running behind. And then Michael K. Spotts shares his thoughts on the television presentations of the IndyCar Series and NASCAR.

In addition to these very helpful articles there is news of new sponsorship deals and the story of Target leaving motorsports.

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You can sign up by telephoning 215.752.7797 with your MasterCard or VISA. Or you can just put your check payable to ESC, Inc. and mail to 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047.

Check in at www.saxtonsponsormarket.com for information about Ernie Saxton Communications and services, including sponsorship representation, that are offered. Saxton has more than 40 years’ experience in sponsorship, marketing and public relations in addition to being a columnist in a variety of publications.

 

 

Reutzel Carries Confidence into Knoxville Nationals after Top-Five Finish in 360 Nationals

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (August 9, 2017) – Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team are set to kick off their pursuit of 57th Annual Knoxville Nationals glory with Wednesday’s opening round of qualifying action.

And, after posting his second top-five finish over the last three years of 360 Nationals competition atop the storied Marion County Fairgrounds ½-mile clay oval in Knoxville, Iowa, Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team go into this week’s action with confidence.

“We learned some things and then learned some things not to do in Sunday’s Capitani Classic,” Reutzel says. “If we can qualify like we did in the 360 Nationals, the rest of it will fall in place.”

Qualifying can be key, and Reutzel kicked off last week’s 27th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals with a strong qualifying effort that timed him in sixth among Thursday’s 43-car field of competitors. Reutzel then raced to fourth in his heat race to earn a feature starting position.

“We made it through the heat and that was huge,” Reutzel says, as he was only one of two drivers among the top ten in qualifying to make the feature cut through the heat race, which weighs heavily with the Nationals point system.

The 20-lap Thursday feature got off to a wild start with Reutzel fortunate to avoid any race-ending damage.

“The car in front of me ran over the berm and got completely sideways,” Reutzel recalls. “He came back across the track and collected us, then we got run over from behind and it about tore the wing off.”

With an open red, the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited crew was able to make repairs and get Reutzel back in action.

“We were geared to run the top, but the bottom turned out to be a little better,” Reutzel says. “So we were just lugging around the bottom.”

It was good enough with Reutzel bringing the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance machine to the line with a sixth-place finish and a points night that was good enough to put him in the fifth starting position for Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win Knoxville 360 Nationals finale.

“We weren’t good enough to move forward, but we were good enough to hold our ground,” Reutzel said of Thursday’s sixth-place run.

Saturday’s 25-lap finale found Reutzel in the Knoxville 360 Nationals top-five for the second time in three years with a fourth-place finish after starting fifth.

“We were up to third at one time, then lost a couple positions before getting back to fourth,” Reutzel says. “We were good, the guys ahead of us were just a little better. They have all raced about a million laps there, they raced a little better and moved around a little better than us.”

Sunday brought a switch to 410-ci action with the Sixth Annual Capitani Classic atop the ½-mile clay oval.

After a late draw for qualifying, some experimentation was in order.

“We tried some stuff on the car that worked with the 360,” Reutzel explains. “It didn’t work so well with the 410, so we learned not to do that.”

After timing in 14th-quick among his group of 34 in the 69-car field, Reutzel ran fifth in his heat race to set the stage for a sixth-starting position in “B” Main action.

“We were running fifth and had a shot at getting into the top three, then the car jumped out of gear,” Reutzel said of the end of his Sunday efforts.

With a recent 410-ci win at Jackson, MN, among his six overall triumphs this season and a third-place showing in 410-ci action at Knoxville in April, Reutzel feels good about the No. 87 team going into this week’s 57th Annual Knoxville Nationals.

“I think it’s the best car that we have had going into the Nationals,” the 2015 Rookie of the Nationals says. “If things fall right, hopefully we can be in our first Knoxville Nationals ‘A’ Feature on Saturday night.”

2017 Quick Stats: 54 races, 6 wins, 20 top-fives, 31 top-tens.

Up Next: 57th Annual Knoxville Nationals at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway on Wednesday through Saturday. Reutzel will take part in Wednesday’s qualifier that will set the stage for Friday and Saturday action.

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.

 

 

Pokorski Motorsport picks up another top-10 showing

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 9, 2017 – Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team kept a recent string of top-10 A-main finishes in 360 Sprint Car action alive at the 21st annual Frank Filskov Memorial event Saturday, Aug. 5, at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. Racing action was delayed for over an hour after showers moved through the Plymouth area just prior to hot laps. After some quick work from the Plymouth track crew, the evening resumed with racey track conditions prevailing throughout the program. With 28 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars on hand, Pokorski lined up fourth in the third heat race. The 2014 Midwest Sprint Car Association Masters Series champion found himself locked in a battle with Dick Kaiser in the early going of the 10-lap heat race. After going back and forth with Kaiser over the first three laps, Pokorski seized the position for good on lap 4. The 25-year veteran went on to post a fourth-place showing to earn a spot among the 16 drivers transferring directly to the A main. After the passing points were tallied from the heat races, Pokorski started the 27-lap A main from the 16th position. After a strong start in the opening laps, Pokorski settled into the 12th spot on lap 5. As Pokorski worked the middle to the top of the track in an attempt to move up through the field, disaster struck ahead of him on lap 16 as a five-car incident brought out a red flag involving Lance Fassbender and Doug Wondra, who each flipped hard after tangling in turn one. The incident happened just ahead of Pokorski, who luckily was able to move high to avoid the melee. The accident forced four cars out the race and vaulted Pokorski to the 10th spot when the race resumed. On lap 18, Pokorski worked around Scott Conger to assume ninth. Pokorski held on to ninth at the finish to post the team’s third straight top-10 finish. “I thought the track was really good considering the fact that they got rained on twice right before we got started,” Pokorski said. “I would have loved to have seen the track without the rain. I think it would have been even better. “The car was decent all night, we just had some unfortunate circumstances,” he said. “I saw the wreck in turn one and got tapped just a little bit by one of the cars involved as I went past. That was too close for comfort.” This weekend Pokorski Motorsports is set to compete in the final MSA Saturday-Sunday doubleheader of the 2017 racing season Saturday, Aug. 12 at Plymouth and Sunday, Aug. 13 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie. “I’m really looking forward to another two-day weekend,” Pokorski said. “The car counts for the MSA traveling events have been great this year and I hope that continues. “I wish we had a few more doubleheaders left this year,” he said. “I’m disappointed that’s the last one of the season already. The summer goes by way too fast.” This Saturday, Aug. 12 is Past Champions Night at The Plymouth Dirt Track. Pokorski, who won back-to-back Winged Super Modified championships at the Plymouth track in 2003 and 2004, will be one of the former track champions recognized during the event. Racing begins at 6 p.m. On Sunday, Aug. 13, Pokorski will participate in the third and final MSA event of the season at the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 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 Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, August 12 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA) Sunday, August 13 – Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie (MSA) Saturday, August 19 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA) Saturday, August 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)

2017 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers

Total Events - 17 MSA events – 16 IRA events - 1 A-Main Victories - 1 Top Five A-Main Finishes - 5 Top 10 A-Main Finishes - 8 Heat Race Victories - 1


 

RETURN OF "410" SPRINT CARS FOR $3000 "SIMON YODER MEMORIAL" HEADLINE "STEEL VALLEY THUNDER" PROGRAM SATURDAY AT SHARON By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH August 9, 2017 After two successful All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car events earlier this summer, the "410" Sprint Cars will make their third of four appearances during the 2017 88th anniversary season this Saturday night (August 12). The weekly Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods, and Junior Sprints for kids will round out the "Steel Valley Thunder" program presented by Thompson Fab. Racing is set for 7 p.m. Adult admission is just $10.

The "Simon Yoder Memorial" will feature a 30-lap $3,000 to-win, $250 to-start feature event for the "410" Sprint Cars (complete payoff posted below). Drivers will draw for heat race starting positions. The top six drivers from the heat races (provided two or three heat races are run) will compete in a six-lap dash paying $150 to-win with a complete payoff that will determine the first three rows of the feature. The remainder of the lineup will be heads up from the heat races or B main finish. There will be no entry or registration fees. Standard local Sprint Car rules will be utilized. Mufflers and tethers are not required.

The "410" Sprint Cars have made two visits this season under the All Star Circuit of Champions sanction with Kyle Larson winning the Ohio Speedweek event on June 20 and Christopher Bell the "Lou Blaney Memorial". The "410s" will return on September 8-9 for the "Apple Festival Nationals" in another $3,000 to-win non-sanctioned event.

With several tracks not running Sprint Cars on Saturday, the event has drawn interest from throughout the region. Dave Blaney will look to add to his 28 career "410" Sprint Car wins at the track. Leading the local contingent is Jack Sodeman, Jr. The North Jackson, Ohio driver won the last two championships when the Sprints last ran weekly in 2009 and 2010. Sodeman has 12 "410" wins at Sharon. Dan Shetler, the 2008 track champion, has been fast throughout the region this year and is expected to compete along with locals such as A.J. Flick, Carl Bowser, Sye Lynch, Dan Kuriger, Brandon and Brent Matus, Michael Bauer, and many more. Central Pa. driver, Bradley Howard, who has competed with the All Stars for much of the last two years has stated his intention to compete.

"We've had great success with our Sprint Car shows," stated general manager Dave Willoughby. "Last year we were unable on a couple tries to get our non-sanctioned 410 Sprint show in, but had a great turnout in 2015. Looks like the weather should cooperate on Saturday, and this year we've added a second non-sanctioned show as part of the Apple Festival Nationals. We have to thank all of the contributors that allowed us to raise the purse in memory of Simon Yoder, while keeping the general admission price at just $10. We really hope both the fans and racers support this event so we can do more Sprint Car events in the future."

Yoder was a longtime Sprint Car fan and supporter of several drivers over the years until succumbing to cancer. The following contributors have helped increase this payoff of this event: Jim Miller, Good Tire Service, BLR Trucking, Deems Logging, Bill Altman, Palmer Pools, Intense Fabrication, Don Book Trucking, Mitcheltree Bros. Logging & Lumber, Jake Yoder, and Nathan Exley.

The Stock Cars had last Saturday night off, while on July 29 Chris McGuire and Chris Schneider picked up wins for the Penn-Ohio Series events. Only three regular weekly events have been completed this season for the Stocks. McGuire won the season opener followed by Andy Buckley and Paul Davis won the last regular event clear back on June 10. Davis has an 11-point lead on Andy Thompson in the Gibson Insurance Agency standings. Mike Miller, Mike Clark, and Jamie Scharba are third through fifth.

The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds are coming off a big night where they had 29 cars in competition and received the highest pay structure. Ironically three drivers have won two events in a season marred by rain including point leader Kole Holden along with Chas Wolbert and Rocky Kugel. Wolbert is coming off the $800 make-up feature win from last Saturday night, while Holden meanwhile picked up a win Sunday at Eriez Speedway as he also leads the $3,000 to-win RUSH Weekly Series points. Holden has an eight-point lead on Wolbert, while Chelsie Kriegisch, Shayne Izzo, and Kyle Martell complete the top five in the HTMA/Precise Racing Products standings with just three nights of point events remaining.

Tyler Frankenberry was able to end Steve Haefke's run of five straight wins in the Econo Mods. Frankenberry led all 20 laps of the Summit Racing Equipment feature event for his first career win. Haefke meanwhile had charged from 23rd to third as he appeared ready to content for a sixth straight win before spinning out. The defending champion has just a seven-point lead over Brandon Blackshear, who has one win this season. Zach Myers, Kyle Miller, and Mike Hillman are third through fifth in points.

After getting rained out on July 1, the Junior Sprints for kids will try and complete their second show of the season. Jordan Simmons won the first event, while Mike Lutz, Jr. won their debut at the 2016 "Apple Festival Nationals". The Junior Sprints will also compete on Friday night, September 8 for the 2017 "Apple Festival Nationals".

"410" Sprint Car Feature Payoff: 1. $3,000 2. $1,000 3. $800 4. $600 5. $550 6. $475 7. $425 8. $400 9. $350 10. $300 11. $280 12. $260 13-24. $250. $100 non-qualifier/tow.

"410" Sprint Car Dash Payoff: 1. $150 2. $125 3. $100 4. $75 5. $50 6. $50.

Pits open at 4 p.m. with grandstands at 5, Sprint Car warm-ups at 6:40, and racing at 7. Grandstand admission is $10 for those 14 and over. Patio seating upgrades are just $5 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. In order to reserve either of these ahead of time, call the office Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 330-772-5481. As always, children under 13, parking, and camping is always FREE! Pit passes are $30. Sharon has a no carry-in cooler policy.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

Smackdown! Big Block and Small Block Modified Challenge at Mercer Raceway Park;
305 Sprint, Mod Lite, and Mini Stock Points Battles Continue

(Mercer, PA August 8, 2017): This Saturday will be a special treat for Modified fans. The BRP Modified Tour will make its second and final appearance of the 2017 season at the speedway to challenge the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds! It will be Big Blocks vs. Small Blocks. Smackdown!

Erick Rudolph, the current points leader and defending Modified Tour champion, has been hotter than a firecracker. He has five series wins in a row. The only ones who could defeat him were Rex King, Jr., in the season opener, and Mother Nature! Rudolph has the win from the tour's first appearance this season at the Park, so you know that he can find his way around the tricky oval with ease. But, Rudy will have lots of competition.

All of that success has put him 36 points ahead of King, Jr. Rex King, Sr., a perennial favorite at Mercer, is third in series points, just 54 points out of the lead. Tyler Willard is next, just one point behind the six-time series champ. Rick Regalski, Kyle Fink, Dave Murdick, J.R. McGinley, Randy Chrysler, Skip Moore, and Chris Haines are also in the top ten in series points. Fink and McGinley are regulars at Mercer, so they have a foot in both camps.

There have been twenty-six head to head Modified battles at the track, and the Big Blocks have a commanding lead on the winners' list. The roster reads like a who's who in the annals of Western PA Modified history. Rex King, Sr. and Dave Murdick lead the way with four wins apiece. The late Lou Blaney and Kevin Bolland each have three. Rex King, Jr., Jeremiah Shingledecker, and Brian Swartzlander each have a pair of victories. Single wins belong to Alan Dellinger, Russell King, Tommy Kristyak, Ron Smoker, and Rudolph. Lonny Riggs has the lone win for the home team.

Jimmy Holden will be leading the charge for the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds. He is the points leader and the top winner at the track this season. However, Riggs and Fink also have multiple wins. Jeff Shaffer, Sr. has a single score, and nothing would please him mor ethan to get a victory against the Big Blocks! Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Tommy Kristyak, Kevin Green, Jason Sines, and many others will also be on hand to defend the home turf.

Joining the Modifieds on the card will be the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints. Darin Gallagher is closing in on his first 305 Sprint Car championship. He already has a title in the Modified Lite division to his credit. Gregg McCandless, Andy Priest, Mike Marano, II, Mike Miller, Joe Sylvester, and others will have their say in the outcome, too.

Also competing will be The Rock Concrete Supply Mod Lites. The question on everybody's mind is whether Mark Marcucci can slice into that 31point lead held by Shane Webb in the season championship. Over a dozen other racers will try to upset Marcucci, so you will want to be there to see it happen!

And, let us not forget those Mini Stocks presented by Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking. Car counts have been great and the action has been unbelievable each time they have hit the track. Bill Fuchs is on top of the heap right now, but Tim Callahan will try to make up for some of the ground that he lost when he had a self-inflicted incident with a lapped car while leading last week.

The ticket prices for this special will be as follows. Adult admission will be $17. Seniors (60+) will see all the action for $15, and students (9-15) for $7. The little ones (8 and under) will be admitted for free. The Family Pass will be sold for $35 and that will benefit two adults and up to two minors of any age. The Pit Pass will also be $35.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. The hot laps and qualifications are slated for 5:45, with heat races to
follow. Arrive early to get your favorite seats!

If you cannot make it to the track this week, get read for a pair of Sprint Car specials to close out the regular season. On August 19 will be the Summer Shootout, with the Ohio racers from the Fremont Attica Sprint Tour coming to unfamiliar territory. Last year it was the 305 Sprint Cars, but, this year, the 410 Sprints will also be on hand taking on the local contingents backed by Precise Racing Products (410) and Bonnell's Rod Shop (305). Then, atthe end of the month, August 26, the 360 Sprints of the Patriot Sprint Group will be back to make up for a rained out event. The Patriot Sprints will race in addition to all five of the Saturday Night Live! classes.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

Marketing partners of Mercer Raceway Park for 2107 include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Ritenour Equipment Center, Pizza Joe's, AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson's, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, Herr's Foods, the American Cancer Society, Sunburst Environmental, and Lias Tires.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

The Knoxville Nationals – One Race Like No Other

INDIANAPOLIS (August 9, 2017) – There’s one in every sport. One event that stands above all others. The kind of event where heroes are born and legacies are made. Since 1961, Sprint car drivers and teams have ventured to central Iowa with hopes and dreams of winning the Knoxville Nationals and etching their names into motorsports lore.

For Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz, the annual pilgrimage to the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa has seen him grow from a wide-eyed teenager with a dream of someday being part of “The Granddaddy of Them All” to now a nine-time winner of the prestigious 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.

The eight-time and reigning World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series champion has made his mark in the sport from coast to coast over the past 21 seasons, but his accomplishments at Knoxville in August are legendary. This week, the driver of the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J will look to return to victory lane after having his five-year winning streak ended last year in one of the most entertaining Knoxville Nationals A-Mains in the event’s 55-year history.

The Fargo, North Dakota resident first ventured to Knoxville in August 1993, just days after his 16th birthday. During this year’s Nationals, he’ll celebrate his 40th. It took him five tries before he made the field of 24 cars that start the A-Main and, this week, Schatz will look to qualify for his 20th A-Main during this, his 10th season driving for TSR.

The goal every night for Schatz and his TSR crew of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti is to find a way to be in position to win at the end of the night, but the Nationals takes it to another level. Schatz will hit the track Wednesday for his qualifying night, which includes a complete program. The Nationals’ unique format puts emphasis on all phases. Points are awarded for qualifying, heat finishes and qualifying feature finishes. The maximum points available for any driver is 500, and Saturday’s race lineups are set by points earned during the two qualifying nights.

THE KNOXVILLE NATIONALS - DONNY SCHATZ

• Schatz is one of 24 drivers to have won the Knoxville Nationals and his nine wins ranks second to Steve Kinser, who has won 12.

• In 1998, Schatz qualified for his first A-Main during his second season of competing with the Outlaws. He passed Kinser late in the race to finish fourth and earn his first top-five finish.

• He led the first 25 laps of the 2000 Nationals A-Main before finishing second to Mark Kinser. He finished second four times between 2000 and 2005. • In his 13th appearance in the Nationals, Schatz broke through and won his first Knoxville Nationals by out-dueling Joey Saldana in the 30-lap A-Main. It was the first of four consecutive wins – two driving his family-owned No. 15 and two aboard Tony Stewart Racing’s machine.

• He scored his fifth career second-place finish in 2010 during the 50th running of the Nationals. Schatz had a spirited duel with Sammy Swindell throughout the 50-lap race. Swindell lost the lead when he crashed and Schatz was down on horsepower late and wasn’t able to hold off Tim Shaffer. • The following season, Schatz had motor problems in his preliminary night feature and was forced to start Saturday’s A-Main from 13th. He charged forward, taking the lead on lap 15 and drove away to win his fifth Nationals. • In 2012, Schatz made it back-to-back wins again, racing from fifth and leading the final 36 laps. • The 2013 Knoxville Nationals ranks as one of the most unpredictable as Schatz began the final night starting fourth in the B-Main. He won the B and then charged from 21st and took the lead from Brian Brown on lap 44. Schatz became the first driver to win the A-Main after transferring from the B. He also became the first driver to take home three trophies – A-Main, B-Main and Hard Charger. • In 2014 and 2015, Schatz continued his success in Sprint car racing’s biggest event by leading 49 of 50 laps in 2014 and all 50 laps in the 2015 race. • After starting fifth in last year’s Nationals, Schatz took the lead on lap 13 and led to the mandatory break on lap 25. He exchanged the lead early during the second half of the race with Jason Johnson and made a late run at Johnson the on the final lap, but came up .168 seconds short in his bid for a sixth consecutive Nationals triumph. • In 24 Nationals, Schatz has nine A-Main wins, 16 top-fives and 17 top-10s. He has made 20 qualifying-night A-Main starts and has three wins, 12 top-fives and 18 top-10s.

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS

The 2017 season is the 10th year Donny Schatz is driving for Tony Stewart Racing. The partnership was made official during the 2007 Knoxville Nationals just hours before Schatz and then TSR driver Paul McMahan shared the front row for the 30-lap A-Main. Schatz won that night and has been winning at a record pace for the past decade carrying TSR to unbelievable heights. In a private ceremony Tuesday evening, Stewart presented Schatz with a custom-painted helmet that includes images from each of his 10 seasons of competition as a TSR driver. He’ll wear the helmet in this year’s Nationals chasing his 10th Knoxville Nationals crown.

BRAND PERFORMANCE

Throughout the first 10 seasons of the Schatz and TSR relationship, the team has delivered incredible results and has done so with successful partnerships. The team opened the 2017 campaign debuting the Arctic Cat and Ford Performance colors by winning a pair of Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions races in Florida and four of the first five WoO races. The team scored a Kings Royal triumph at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio carrying the Textron Off Road brand on the TSR No. 15 Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb J&J and, three nights later, carried the iconic Arctic Cat green to victory lane in the Don Marin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania.

Earlier this spring, Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc, a Textron Inc. company incorporated Arctic Cat into the company as part of its future powersports brand portfolio. Arctic Cat’s legacy and heritage live on in the powerful Alterra™, Wildcat™ and Prowler™ products, will join Textron Off Road’s existing Stampede® side-by-side in the company’s family of off-road vehicles. The iconic Arctic Cat brand, built on decades of performance and leadership in snowmobiles, will remain in use on the company’s innovative, high-performance snowmobile product lines.

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 Donny 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, Donny 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 Donny Schatz-themed HDX from the eight-time champion during pre-event ceremonies.

SCHATZ FAST FACTS: 2017 WOO SEASON

• Through 56 of 92 scheduled races in the 2017 WoO campaign, Schatz leads the championship standings with 7,600 markers and holds an 82-point advantage over Brad Sweet.

• Schatz leads the series with 15 wins and 42 top-five finishes. His 48 top-10s are second most behind Sweet’s 49. • Schatz has picked up the first two “Month of Money” A-Feature triumphs, scoring his third $50,000-to-win Kings Royal victory and fifth $25,000-to-win Silver Cup.

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:

This is a special time of year for everyone in Sprint car racing. It has to feel good to come to a place where you’ve done some really good things over the past 10 to 15 seasons.

“It’s always bittersweet to come to Knoxville. It’s the biggest week of our whole year. Everyone who is part of our sport is here and a lot of people from other forms of motorsports are here just to take it all in. It’s the ultimate challenge. You can experience the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. It’s the crown jewel of our sport. When it’s over, you know you don’t get to do it again until next year, and the focus then goes back to trying to win a World of Outlaws championship.”

You are heading into the race once again on top of the Outlaw championship standings. Can you assess where you feel like things stand for you and your team entering the Nationals?

“We’ve won 15 races and are leading the points, but it doesn’t feel like it’s been a super-strong season for us. We’ve had a lot of finishes where we felt like we weren’t quite as good as we needed to be and couldn’t capitalize on some opportunities to get a few more wins. Maybe you dwell on those nights more than you do on those 15 wins, but the expectations are pretty high. We’ve won as many as 31 races and we’re more than halfway through the season and not quite halfway to that number. You have to gauge it off that. We just keep working. My Arctic Cat guys – Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti - just keep digging. It isn’t like we have been terrible, we just aren’t where we want to be and we’ll just keep digging until we get there.”

Why is it so difficult to win the Knoxville Nationals?

“It’s hard to win any World of Outlaws race. The competition is so fierce every night we race. You show up at this race and everyone is on their game and gunning to be the one that leaves with the big trophy. We are no different. I’ve got three of the most competitive people working on my car and they want to win everything. Nothing beats hard work and preparation. We showed up trying to be prepared for any challenge we might be faced with. You have to take the Nationals one step at a time. First, you have to be prepared to succeed before you get here. That happens in the winter and all spring. Everyone is always working toward this race. When you get here, it’s about getting through your qualifying night and positioning yourself for Saturday. Qualifying is huge, transferring through your heat and then making your way forward in the qualifying feature, then you kind of just see where everything is at. We know it’s one race that’s really divided into two. We have a stop halfway through and you can make changes. Making the right changes is the key. Sometimes when you are leading at the halfway point of the race, when they do the pit stop, you’ve got everything to lose and nothing to gain. Everybody else is in that position where they can try do something in order to make a big leap. Sometimes when you are in that position, you have everything to lose and nothing to gain. You have to learn from your mistakes. That’s how I was able to win the Knoxville Nationals. I made mistakes and we ran second a lot of times and I had to learn how to overcome those before I could ultimately win it. I did everything I could last year. Maybe the track caught us a little by surprise, but it’s over with, you can’t dwell on it. Today is a new day. We are here to try to keep that from happening this go around.”

You’ve said in the past that just being part of the Knoxville Nationals is like a dream come true. If you had to pick your most memorable moments at the Nationals, what would they be?

“There are two that stick out. When you have never had that feeling of winning the Nationals, that first one is pretty incredible. But the way we did it the year (2013) we had to come through the B and then from 21st was probably our best performance. Those two stick out and the feeling was pretty similar for both of those. I know if I can win this year, I’m probably going to feel the same way. Hopefully, we can have that happen.”

 

 

Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski Post Top-10 Prelim Performance at 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 9, 2017) - Danny Lasoski and Mark Burch Motorsports garnered a top-10 finish during 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary action for the sixth straight season last Thursday at Knoxville Raceway.

The duo kicked off the 27th edition of the premier event on Thursday by qualifying 20th quickest. Lasoski then maneuvered from third to win a heat race, which locked the team into the 11 th starting position for the main event.

"We went out later than we would have hoped for qualifying and that didn't do us any favors," he said. "We did the best we could in the heat race and won, which moved us up to start 11th in the main event. After a hectic start where we were able to avoid that big crash we gained a few positions during the race."

Lasoski advanced a handful of positions to finish seventh. It earned enough points to lock into Saturday's A Main, which the team started 18 th.

"It's tough to start that deep in the field, especially with how even the cars are today," he said. "We were able to claw our way through to pick up a few positions."

The team advanced to a 13th-place result and will return to action at the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store this Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway. It will be the first time they have competed in the event together.

"Mark works very hard on his program and we're gaining on the 410 side of things," Lasoski said. "We were able to shake the car down a bit on Sunday at Knoxville Raceway during the Capitani Classic and on Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway during the Front Row Challenge. We didn't race during those nights, but we got a few things figured out and I'm excited going into this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 7 (11).

Aug. 5 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 13 (18).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 11 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

TEAM JACK APPAREL -

Mark Burch Motorsports will have unique Team Jack Foundation t-shirts for sale at the race trailer throughout this season with 100 percent of the money received going to the Team Jack Foundation.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Team Jack Foundation

The Team Jack Foundation was established to raise money to fund impactful pediatric brain cancer research and to create national awareness for the disease. The Team Jack Foundation got its start when Jack Hoffman, who is a 10-year-old from Atkinson, Neb., was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011. Hoffman battled life-threatening surgeries and debilitating seizures as doctors scrambled to save his life.

During that time his family reached out to the University of Nebraska in hopes that Hoffman could meet Rex Burkhead, who was the star running back for the football team. They met in September 2011 and a friendship was born, which was also featured on ESPN. Burkhead's support earned him the Rare Disease Champion Award presented by Uplifting Athletes.

As of January 2014, the Team Jack movement has raised $2.5 million and counting for pediatric brain cancer research. The Team Jack Foundation is working with world renowned researchers, directly, to develop relevant and impactful research initiatives.

"We are extremely happy to support the Team Jack Foundation and its mission," Burch said. "The Team Jack Foundation is something that is special to me. We want to do all we can within the grass roots level of dirt racing where we are known to promote the awareness of pediatric cancer and hopefully help raise additional funds for research to cure the disease."

Mark Burch Motorsports would also like to thank Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., King Racing Products, Hot Dot Inc., Weld Wheels, Speedway Motors, Huggins Cams, Dyer's Top Rods, Gessford Machine, Total Seal Piston Rings, Schoenfeld Headers, Harris Decals, Driven Race Oil, Wireless Amber Alerts, Hoosier Tire, Arrow Truck Sales, Donovan Blocks, Rod End Supply, Diamond Pistons, Saldana Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Vortex Wings, S & S Welding, Inc., Sweet Manufacturing, DMI Bulldog Rears, Wulff Pumps, Red Devil Brakes, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, Smith Precision Products, Hepfner Racing Products, Lincoln Auto Auction, Eagle Motorsports and Schnee Chassis for their continued support.

 

 

Scelzi Excited to Tackle Knoxville Nationals After Capitani Classic Charge

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 9, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi feels as good as he ever has entering the famed Knoxville Nationals.

Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported team will tackle the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store, which is held this Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

"Knoxville is a tricky track and the Knoxville Nationals is the biggest event in the world," he said. "I'm looking forward to the challenge. We've produced a couple of strong results at Knoxville this year and I think the way our team has grown here will show up this weekend."

Scelzi put in a lot of laps around the half-mile oval last weekend beginning on Friday with his preliminary night at the 27th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. He qualified sixth quickest out of nearly 50 competitors before finishing fifth in a heat race. That narrowly missed a lock-in spot to the A Main and relegated him to the B Main.

"We laid down a really good qualifying lap and were set up well," he said. "The six-car heat race inversion makes it tough for the guys who qualify well because we start on the third row behind some really good cars. Unfortunately, we weren't able to pick up any positions in the heat race and that sent us to the B Main.

Scelzi placed seventh in the B Main. Once preliminary night points were calculated Scelzi lined up 16th in the B Main during Saturday's finale.

"We knew our work was cut out for us starting so far back in a B Main that would be an A Main at most races throughout the year," he said. "It was a good opportunity for us to try some things and race in dirty air around a lot of other really good drivers."

He finished 14th and the team swapped engines prior to the Capitani Classic on Sunday. Scelzi kicked off his final test at Knoxville Raceway prior to the Knoxville Nationals by qualifying 19th quickest in his group. He then advanced from seventh to fifth place in a heat race before charging from 10th to third place in a B Main to score a transfer position into the A Main.

"The guys gave me a great car and we really improved each time we hit the track," he said. "I kept gaining more and more confidence. I think we really hit on something that will help us this week during the Knoxville Nationals."

Scelzi powered from 23rd to a 16th-place result in the main event.

The team also competed on Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway during the Front Row Challenge. Scelzi qualified 11th quickest and he gained a position to finish third in a heat race. That locked him into the 10 th starting position for the main event.

"That was a fun night," he said. "We timed in well and moved forward in the heat race. We were running well in the main event and were on pace for a solid finish, but our right rear tire blew on the final lap."

Scelzi's last-lap tire woes dropped him to a 19th-place finish.

"I want to give a special thanks to Danny Lasoski for all of his help," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 7 (3).

Aug. 5 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 14 (16).

Aug. 6 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 3 (10); Feature: 16 (23).

Aug. 7 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 19 (10).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 2 wins, 5 top fives, 11 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store

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, Lincoln Auto Auction, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

Justin Miller

PLYMOUTH, WIS.] August 7, 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.

Miller started 5th in his heat race on Saturday and crossed the checkers in 2nd. The A-main pushed trackside and Miller started 12th. The #15m was fast on the bottom of the race track and Miller moved through the field and at the checkers he finished 2nd!

Climbing from the cockpit Miller stated, “The car was a rocket ship and so much fun to drive. We have been so close these last couple weeks to an A-main victory, hopefully soon we can make it happen!"

The #15M will be back in action on Saturday at the Plymouth Dirt Track and Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie.

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

 

 

World of Outlaws head to Nodak Speedway for the Gerdau Recycling Magic City Showdown on Aug. 20

MINOT, N.D. — August 9, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invades Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D., on Sunday, August 20 for the Gerdau Recycling Magic City Showdown Presented by Schatz Crossroads Truck Stop and Fastlane Car Wash. Leading the way is eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, who was born and raised in Minot. Schatz has won five straight Outlaws races at Nodak Speedway.

Schatz has finished seventh or better in all but one of his 11 appearances with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at his home track. While it took him until his seventh start to win at Nodak Speedway, he has gone undefeated since.

Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, won the second-ever Outlaws race at the track in 2007 and has six top-10 runs in his seven starts at Nodak Speedway.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has raced a total of 11 times at Nodak Speedway, dating back to 2006, when Terry McCarl was victorious. A different winner visited victory lane in each of the first six Outlaws races at the track located on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds.

Kraig Kinser has been one of the most consistent drivers in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition at Nodak Speedway over the years. The third-generation driver has seven top-10 finishes in eight starts at the track, with four of those being top-five performances.

Brad Sweet, who is currently second in points, has four top-10 runs at the track, while Shane Stewart, who is fifth in the current series standings, has three top-10 finishes in his career at Nodak Speedway. Jason Sides has raced in all but one of the 11 previous Outlaws races at the track, accumulating six top-10 finishes along the way.

Jason Johnson made a late-race charge last year to finished second in just his second start at Nodak Speedway. The Louisiana native has been in the top-10 in both of those races. Greg Wilson, the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner, made his second-career start at Nodak Speedway in 2016.

Jac Haudenschild has five top-10 finishes in seven-career starts at Nodak Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, including a third-place showing in 2010. The Hall of Famer will be behind the wheel of the No. 17 machine for the Stenhouse Jr. Wood Racing team. Paul McMahan also has five top-10 finishes in seven appearances at Nodak Speedway.

A solid group of young drivers is following the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this season, led by David Gravel, who is third in points and has 12 wins thus far in 2017. Gravel has a pair of top-five finishes in his career at Nodak Speedway, including a fifth-place effort last year. Also on the road are Shark Racing teammates Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen, as well as teenager Clyde Knipp from Missouri. Schuchart was fourth at Nodak Speedway in 2016, while Allen crossed the line eighth.

Sheldon Haudenschild from Ohio and Brent Marks from Pennsylvania are battling for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season. Each will be making their debut at Nodak Speedway.

Tickets for the Gerdau Recycling Magic City Showdown Presented by Schatz Crossroads Truck Stop and Fastlane Car Wash, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Nodak Speedway on Sunday, August 20 can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

Fans can also save $5 on General Admission tickets when purchased at participating NAPA Auto Parts stores. Tickets buyers will exchange their NAPA receipt for a race ticket at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

FVP and Casey’s Team Up to Launch FVP Stay Tuned Multi-System Additive!

(Bill W) August 8, 2017 – FVP and Casey’s General Stores are teaming up to introduce FVP Stay Tuned Multi-System Additive! FVP Stay Tuned is formulated to improve fuel economy, performs in gas, ethanol, diesel and oil engines, keeps your engine running clean, stabilizes fuel, provides lubrication, and works in all on road, off road, marine, lawn and garden application.

FVP Stay Tuned is available in 150 Casey’s General Stores locations in central Iowa. Be sure to stop by the FVP tent at the Knoxville Nationals August 9-12 to receive a coupon for $1 off your next purchase of FVP Stay Tuned!

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to showcase this great new product in over 150 Casey’s stores in Central Iowa,” says FVP’s Joel Quetschenbach. “We ask all race fans to stop by this week and pick up a coupon at our tent and redeem it at Casey’s General Stores.”

Brian Brown, driver of the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 sprint car will be competing at the Knoxville Nationals. “It’s very exciting for us to have our two primary sponsors working together,” he says. “We’ve used Stay Tuned on multiple occasions with different applications. It’s exciting that people will go to the Knoxville Nationals and see Stay Tuned on our car. Hopefully, they’ll go across the street or pick some up on their way home. It’s something we’re really excited about. We’re looking forward to having a good run at the Knoxville Nationals with Stay Tuned on the car!”

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.

 

 

USAC SILVER CROWN SERIES TAKES CENTER STAGE
FOR 58th ANNUAL JOE JAMES/PAT O’CONNOR MEMORIAL

Vintage Race Car Show and 75-lap Race Headline Saturday Action

SALEM, IN, August 7 – The 58th running of one of the most historic open wheel races in the nation is set to take place at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery on Saturday night, as the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series visits the super-fast high banks for the Discover Scott County Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial presented by the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers.

The honor roll of past James/O’Connor victors reads like a “who’s-who” in open wheel racing history with such names as A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Bob Sweikert, Mario Andretti, Bobby Unser, Pancho Carter, Rich Vogler and Tony Stewart gracing the list of former winners.

The 2017 edition of the James/O’Connor Memorial will bring together USAC’s finest open wheel drivers as they attempt to add their name to the list of racing giants who have won the prestigious event.

Topping the list of early entrants is Kody Swanson, the defending James/O’Connor winner and current point leader in the Silver Crown Series standings.

Swanson capitalized on a late race spin by leader Aaron Pierce one year ago and went on to win his first James/O’Connor Memorial. The Kingsburg, Calif., driver took over the lead on lap 61 and never looked back, as he comfortably held off Chris Windom and Jerry Coons Jr. over the final 14 laps around the .555-mile oval.

“This means a lot,” said Swanson after the race. “This is a place where it’s usually the braver you are, the faster you go. That’s not my style. We got a little lucky.”

Windom of Canton, Ill., the defending Silver Crown Series champion, and Coons Jr. of Tucson, Ariz., currently second and third respectively in the 2017 standings, have both filed entries for Saturday’s race.

Other top drivers expected include Pierce of Daleville, Ind., a three-time winner at Salem in sprint car competition, and Bobby Santos of Franklin, Mass.

Santos has ruled the Silver Crown pavement races in 2017, winning three out of four. His wins coming at Phoenix International Raceway, Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis and Toledo Speedway.

Other notable drivers expected include eleven-time Indianapolis 500 starter Davey Hamilton and his son Davey Hamilton Jr., plus David Byrne of Shullsburg, Wisc., Justin Grant of Noblesville, Ind., and Joe Liguori of Tampa, Fla., among others.

The James/O’Connor Memorial is the final pavement race of the season for the Silver Crown Series that heads back to the dirt for the final three events of the year with visits to Springfield, DuQuoin and Eldora.

One hundred and thirty-nine USAC feature races have been contested at Salem since Pat O’Connor won the inaugural USAC Salem sprint race on June 17, 1956.

Sharing the high banks with the USAC Silver Crown Series on Saturday will be the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks.

The annual visit by the Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Car Club is also a part of the festivities on Saturday. An early on-track warm-up for the vintage cars is set to take place at 3 p.m. A select group of vintage cars will return to the track prior to the start of the James/O’Connor Memorial 75.

Jeff O’Connor, son of the late Pat O’Connor, will once again pace the field during parade laps in a replica of the Sumar Special that his dad drove in the 1950s.

Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery will be giving away Hoosier Lottery gift packs to several lucky fans, age 18 and older, during the August 12th event.

Spectator gates open at 3 p.m. on Saturday with practice set to start at 3:30 p.m. Qualifications are slated for 5:45 and the first race at 7 p.m. (EDT).

Advance general admission tickets are priced at $23 for adults and $5 for children (age 7-12). Kids, age 6 and under, are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Advance reserved seat tickets are priced at $28 each. All prices are $2 more on day of race.

Tickets can be ordered on-line at www.salemspeedway.com or by calling 812-883-6504 or
1-888-246-7223.

Past James/O’Connor Winners


2016 Kody Swanson
2015 Brian Gerster
2014 Brian Gerster
2013 Brian Olson
2012 Brian Olson
2011 JoJo Helberg
2010 Shane Hmiel
2009 Tracy Hines
2008 Jacob Wilson
2007 Rain – No Winner
2006 Bryan Clauson
2005 Brian Tyler
2004 Dave Steele
2003 Michael Lewis

2002 Ed Carpenter
2001 Tracy Hines
2000 Eric Gordon
1999 Dave Darland
1998 Jay Drake
1997 Dave Steele
1996 Chet Fillip
1995 Tony Stewart
1994 Kenny Irwin Jr.
1993 Jim Keeker
1992 Jim Mahoney
1991 Steve Butler
1990 Rich Vogler
1989 Wayne Hammond

1988 Bob Frey
1980 Greg Leffler
1979 Greg Leffler
1978 Rich Vogler
1977 Pancho Carter
1976 Pancho Carter
1975 Pancho Carter
1974 Pancho Carter
1973 Tom Bigelow
1972 Lee Kunzman
1971 Rollie Beale
1970 Gary Bettenhausen
1969 Sam Sessions
1968 Rollie Beale

1967 Sonny Ates
1966 Mario Andretti
1965 Bobby Unser
1964 Mario Andretti
1963 Roger McCluskey
1962 A.J. Foyt
1961 Parnelli Jones
1960 Parnelli Jones
1959 A.J. Foyt
1958 Eddie Sachs
1957 Pat O’Connor
1956 Eddie Sachs
1955 Bob Sweikert
1954 Pat O’Connor
1953 Larry Crockett

 

 

Jordan Adams Records Solid 3rd Place Finish at River Cities!

By Mike Spieker

REYNOLDS, N.D. (August 8, 2017) – The Jordan Adams Racing team had another two-race weekend on tap with the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Cars last weekend. It all began on Friday night at River Cities Speedway before the NOSA tour headed west to Devils Lake Speedway for the fourth and final time of the 2017 season.

A stout field of 27 Sprint Cars were checked in Friday night at the Bullring. Jordan picked up a second place finish in his heat to start the night. The redraw during intermission put him back in the eighth starting position for the 25-lap main event.

Jordan fell back to 10th in the opening laps of the feature, which was plagued by several cautions. The Reynolds, N.D. driver fought back, advancing into the top five by lap 10.

Once in the top five, Jordan traded the fourth position with Nick Omdahl for several consecutive circuits. Jordan eventually won the battle before advancing to third on the final lap.

“Friday was another good run for our Home of Economy / Amity Technology team. The race was very aggressive and there was quite a bit of carnage, but we managed to stay out of that for the most part minus some front wing damage,” Adams said. “It feels good to be getting some better results as we are starting to wind down the season.”

On Saturday, Adams collected his 11th top 10 finish of the season at Devils Lake Speedway.

“We capped off the weekend with a decent run in Devils Lake,” Jordan continued. “I have struggled there in the past, but I feel like we made some improvements and came away with a seventh place finish. We still have room to improve, but I feel like we made leaps and bounds from last time we were there.”

The J.A.R team will be taking the weekend off this coming weekend. They will be back in action the following Friday night with the World of Outlaws at River Cities Speedway.

2017 Stats:

Races: 20

Wins: 1

Top Fives: 4

Top Tens: 11

Heat Wins: 3

The Jordan Adams Racing team would like to thank all of their partners for their continued support!

Aflac - Mallory Britton

American Crystal Sugar

Amity Technology

BSR

Beehive

Cornerstone Ag

Dekalb/Asgrow Seed

Dobmeier Insurance

Greenberg Realty

Home of Economy

Larry Kuster Trucking

Outsider Entertainment

Nettum Seeds

Reynold’s United Coop

RML Trading

Scott Breidenbach

SesVanderhave

Tony Anderson Construction

University of Minnesota Crookston

Winfield

Webers

 

 

Nygaard Motorsports: 360 Knoxville Nationals Recap

By Spieker Promotions

KNOXVILLE, IA (August 8, 2017) – Wade Nygaard and the Auto Finance Super Center team made the haul to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa last weekend to compete in the 27th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals. The event marked Wade’s third 360 Knoxville Nationals and first since 2009.

Wade’s preliminary night was night two of three on Friday night. A late qualifying run all but doomed Wade’s weekend right from the get go, but Wade was still able to time in 38th quick with a lap of 17.193 seconds, averaging 104.593mph around the big, flat, half-mile clay oval.

Wade lined up eighth in his heat race and was able to advance one spot to finish in seventh.

That put Wade deep in the B-main lineup. The Grand Forks, N.D. driver started 16th, but quickly charged through the field at the drop of the green flag. Wade wheeled his way up seven positions before the checkered flag flew to finish in ninth. However, only the top four transferred into the A-main.

On Saturday’s Championship Night, Wade began his night mired in the D-main lineup. The D-main was just 10 laps on a narrow and greasy racing surface, but Wade managed to grab one of the coveted transfer positions to advance into the C-main.

Once again, Wade started near the back of the grid, but he would make another impressive run as the C-main went green. After starting in the 20th position, Wade drove all the way up to 13th by the end of the 12-lap affair. Unfortunately, only the top eight transferred into the B-main so Wade’s 360 Nationals had come to an end.

On Sunday, the Nygaard Motorsports team swapped their 360 Rider Engine for the 410 to compete in the 6th annual Capitani Classic. Wade was able to get good track time with the 410 under the hood and learn some things setup-wise for the 410 Nationals.

By night’s end, Wade came home 16th in the B-main.

The No. 9N team will be back in action Thursday night at the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals.

Wade has one 360 win on his 2017 résumé, which came at Cedar Lake Speedway with the Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series (UMSS).

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, Tammy Howard, Greenberg Realty, Dahlstrom Motors Inc., DeMer's Stor-All, Superior Steering Wheels, Gary Paulson Farms, Energy Release, Northland Custom Woodworking, Bosh Enterprises!

Upcoming Events:

August 9-12: 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

2017 Stats:

Races: 26

Wins: 6

Top Fives: 20

Top Tens: 21

Heat Wins: 6

 

 

In Search of 10

This year Curt Michael is trying to complete something that some drivers could only wish for in their racing career. Curt Michael is in search of his 10th United Racing Club Championship.

In 1995 Curt arrived on the 360-sprint car scene and has been a force to be dealt with ever since. In 1995 Curt and his father ran their own #6 car in 4 URC races with a 358 engine. In 1996 the team tried to run most of the URC tour but did miss a handful of races because of motor issues. That year Curt won his first of 58 United Racing Club races at the Harrington Fairgrounds and finished 10th in points.

Even though this was Curt’s first year on the scene, running those 4 races in 1995 prevented Curt from being eligible for "rookie of the year" but he was ultimately awarded the "most improved" driver award.

In 1997, Curt switched teams to the Mike and Cathy Bostic #6 team and completed his first full season on the URC tour. Curt finished 3rd in points with his older brother Sean winning the championship and former URC front runner and 360 Sprint Car Hall of Famer Kramer Williamson finishing second. Curt also tacked on 3 more wins in 1997.

In 1998 Curt returned for a full season with the Mike and Cathy Bostic #6 sprint car. This was Curt’s first championship, again with winning 3 races on the year. Kramer Williamson and Greg Coverdale rounded out the top 4 in points.

In 1999 Curt changed venues and classes he the Bostic team stepped up into 410 sprint cars with Curt at the wheel. Curt ran weekly in Central PA and won his first 410 race at Lincoln Speedway. Later that year Curt and the Bostic’s split with Curt headed to the Bill and Kay Tanger #07 continuing to run a 410 in Central PA.

In 2000 Curt continued with the Bill and Kay Tanger team in Central PA and also ran the Kathy Palladino #99 part time in URC. Curt picked up 4 URC wins in 2000. During the 2000 year, Curt moved out of the Tanger seat and into the Walt and Marsha Dyer #461 picking up his first 410 win at the famed Williams Grove Speedway.

The 2001 season saw Curt continue to run #461 at the Grove on Friday nights picking up his second 410 win there and his third 410 race win overall. Curt also tasted success when the traveling World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series came to town picking up a personal best 4th. That year Curt continued to run the Palladino #99 at a few URC races. Curt picked up one of his biggest and most memorial wins of his historic career at the Syracuse Mile.

In 2002 Curt saw some change as Walt retired the #461 shifting Curt to the Palladino #99 trying to win the URC Championship. Picking up an early win New Egypt Speedway the team appeared to be heading towards its goal, but the next week Curt broke his back at Delaware International Speedway. While Curt was out hurt, Pat had a Heart attack at the shop. Curt took 11 weeks off and won from 10th in only his second race back at Granby in Canada. Even though Curt missed multiple races, the Curt still finished the year with 4 URC wins.

In 2003 Curt ran the whole URC tour but split from the #99 and ran for a first-time car owner Frank Davis in his #2 car with URC. Curt finished 3rd in points and picked up 2 URC wins.

Returning to the Frank Davis owned #2 car, in 2004 Curt ran the entire tour winning his second URC Championship and winning 5 URC races along the way.

In 2005, Curt moved back into the Palladino #99 and continued to run with the team for 2006 and 2007, picking up championships 3, 4, and 5. Curt picked up 3 race wins in 2005, 6 URC wins in 2006 and again 3 in 2007.

In 2008, Curt moved out of the Palladino seat and into the Bill Gallagher 5g. The team ran the whole tour and found instant success winning championship #6 while picking up 4 URC wins.

In 2009 Curt ran the whole tour in the 5g. Even though Curt picked up 3 URC wins, Curt finished the worst point finish ever of 4th when running all the URC races.

In 2010, the team was back hitting on all cylinders winning Championship #7 while picking up 2 URC wins. It was the same story in 2011 as Curt and the Gallagher enjoyed another Championship with Curt picking up #8 and winning 2 URC races along the way.

In 2012 the team wanted to try their hand in the 410 Central PA ranks again and moved the 5g to Central PA 410 racing. The team had some second-place runs, but never grabbed a 410 win. In 2013, the team continued to run the 5g in the Central PA circuit, but Curt took part of the year off when Curt’s wife battled breast cancer.

In 2014 Curt was back in the 5g in Central PA and in select URC races. Although the team didn’t win a 410 race, the team still ended up with 3 URC wins.

In 2015, the team was back on the URC scene running the entire tour and picking up Championship #9 and a career best 6 URC wins. In 2016, Curt once again ran the entire tour finishing second to Davie Franek and picking up 2 wins along the way.

During Curt’s career in URC he has picked up 58 wins and 9 championships. Curt has competed at many tracks around the northeast and even in the Midwest. With all that experience, race wins and championships, Curt still has a hard time nailing down one memory that sticks out above all. With all the racing, the Delaware driver has done there are just too many of them. Curt does point out winning his first URC race in his dad's car will always be one of the best. Curt never thought he would race a sprint car let alone win a URC race! Getting to race against his brother Sean and finishing 3rd to Sean in 1997 Championship points. Then there was his first Championship with his Dad as crew chief, Winning at Syracuse, Winning Rolling Wheels on the last lap with 70 something cars there that night. Really, it's just being able to race and then being lucky enough to win races and Championships with so many great people, friends and family over the years.

Even with all the wins and championships, there are still races that have always eluded Curt. The Bully Hill Nationals at Black Rock (Now Outlaw Speedway) was one race that Curt ran second or third a few times there before he won it in 2006 in the #99 car. Growing up in Allentown, Pa Curt and his family went to the special sprint car shows at Grandview, so he wanted to win badly there and after being fast there at times we finally won for the first time in 2014 and then ended up winning 2 more races there that same year.

With looking at Championship #10, Curt hasn’t really thought about it. “I'm not sure there's much difference between 9 or 10? I'm very happy with 9 and if 10 ever happens that's great too.” With one Rider Racing Engine and it's difficult to go into a season thinking about a Championship while only having one engine. Curt has won URC Championships utilizing only one engine during the year, but he also has had to have changed engines during a race night or for the next race night during most of my other Championship years. Utilizing one engine can be considered a pretty big weak link when you're racing two or three nights in a row and planning on going for a Championship. Luckily Rider builds Bill Gallagher and the team a great engine and it's been going 26 to 28 races before needing a rebuild for the last 3 years straight.

One of the unique facts about Curt is that he has raced during the United Racing Club, then the Untied Racing Company and back to the United Racing Clue era’s. Curt just became the VP this year, as he was a board member and booking the races for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. When the Club was reborn in 2015 and since he’s now considered to be the "OG" or "Old Guy" of the club he is one of the longest standing members of URC and knew more of the race track promoters than anyone else, so it just worked out that way. Curt really enjoys being involved with the Club and getting to know people and other racers that he didn't really socialize with before, because they were taught to be enemies. He’s had racers say to him "man, I was always told you were an asshole, so I just thought you were an asshole, but you're not". Since Curt books the races, he really cares about bringing a good car count to each track. “To me there is no "little guy" or "big guy", URC needs every team possible when they can afford to go to the races and I appreciate every one of them.”

During Curt career, there has been challengers to his reign as the URC champion, but none really has been as successful as Davie Franek. Franek has won 2 out of the last 3 URC Championships and currently the two drivers and teams are locking into another close points battle. Curt admires Franek and believes that he has turned himself into a great racer by racing as much as he can. Franek has been racing for a bunch of years now with many wins and URC Championships already. Curt believes that Franek is ahead of where he was at 26. Curt first ran a sprint car at age 23 and won his first URC Championship at 26. Racers are get started in sprint cars at a much younger age now. Davie has the advantage of being young while having a great team with great equipment and the desire to run as much as possible. Having that desire to race more than the other guys will always make the driver and the team better. While Curt and Franek might be evenly matched now, but Franek has his whole career in front of him and will only continue to get better.

So, what’s next for Curt Michael? As long as Bill Gallagher allows Curt to drive his car and if Curt is still competitive and having fun then he will continue to race. The Michael’s 6-year-old daughter Madison likes going away for the weekends with Daddy and the entire team enjoys having her there. Curt wants to keep Madison around racing because it's kept Curt out of a lot of trouble and he hopes to pass that down to Madison while she grows up. Bill and Curt are in their 10th year racing together, which almost unheard of these days and Curt is planning to make Bill his last car owner.

Once Curt hangs up the helmet he wishes to continue going to the track and being a part of the 5g team. If Bill and Curt are together at that time and Bill would want to continue racing, Curt would like to keep running the 5g team and help bring along a younger driver or just be a driver’s coach or a team member on another team. Curt will also be looking to stay involved in the URC and help everyone else that's involved in adding to the awesome history that the URC has.

Whatever the future holds for the 2017 racing season, and the future of Curt’s racing career, the Ocean View driver has brought so much to URC both on and off the track. He is well liked and respected in the pit area and he is a fan favorite at each track, especially his home state Georgetown and Delaware International Speedway. Curt continues to be a consistent runner on the URC tour and not only will you see the 5g in the winner’s circle again very soon, but come December he could be hoisting the United Racing Club Championship Trophy for the 10th time.

 

 

Austin Pierce Records a Pair of Runner-Up Finishes!

By Spieker Promotions

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (August 8, 2017) – Last weekend Austin Pierce had a pair of races with the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Cars lined up. The racing weekend began Friday night at River Cities Speedway, where Austin was looking for his 3rd win of the season.

The evening got off to a solid start as Austin drove his Opp Construction / Lithia Ford No. 2A to a second place run in his heat. The redraw during intermission placed him seventh on the stout 27-car starting grid.

As the green flag flew on the main event, Austin quickly began working his way forward. By lap three, Austin had moved into the fourth position, but on the following lap his race took a turn for the worse. Austin’s nose wing dismounted from three of the four wing struts as it dangled from his Ostrich powered Schnee.

“I didn’t know what happen right away,” said Austin after the race. “Then I quickly realized that my front wing had come loose. I was kind of disappointed because we had a shot at the win before that happened. I figured we would just keep going until a yellow came out. It got worse and worse and the wing got up in my vision so we fell back quite aways.”

Luckily a much needed caution flew at the midpoint of the race. Austin quickly drove into the work area, where the crew ripped off the wing so Austin could continue.

“I restarted 15th or 16th with 13 laps to go. I just drove my way through the field. I didn’t think we were going to be able to move forward and I thought our top five streak was done,” said Austin.

Despite the severe lack of downforce, Austin cruised all the way up to second.

“It was difficult to hang onto. With that rough, choppy cushion, anytime I’d grab it with the right rear, the front end would lift up. I tried to run everywhere around the track. Middle, bottom, top. I was always on the brake and on the gas at the same time. Congrats to Casey (Mack) on the win, he did a great job.”

On Saturday, the Austin Pierce Racing team made their third and final appearance of the season at Devils Lake Speedway. Austin raced to his 10th heat win of 2017, before rolling off seventh for the 25-lap @performanceautofargo main event.

Once again, Austin charged through the field at the drop of the green flag. At the halfway point, Austin’s run plateaued in the fourth position, but the 2014 NOSA champion was able to grab a couple of positions after a late race restart. Austin grabbed the second position before the top lane rubbered up as he followed Nick Omdahl to the checkers.

Austin currently holds the River Cities Speedway and NOSA points lead by a comfortable margin heading into next Friday’s non-track or -series points show.

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 Triix Customs 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: August 11th: River Cities Speedway

2017 Stats: Races:21 Wins:2 Top 5’s: 18 Top 10’s: 18 Heat Wins: 9

 

 

Lee Grosz Optimistic Following 360 Nationals

By Spieker Promotions

KNOXVILLE, IA (August 7, 2017) – Coming into the 27th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals, the Lee Grosz Racing team had high expectations of returning to Saturday night’s A-main. Unfortunately, Lee’s qualifying night was almost a mirror image of last year’s. A unfavorable pill draw put Lee almost dead last in the qualifying order.

“Drawing 72 out of 78 kind of gets you down a little bit, but we still tried to stay positive and hoped to still qualify in the top 20. It didn’t work out that way and we missed the heat race invert by three spots. That put us behind right away and we ended up running ninth in the B-main.”

Following the preliminary night on Thursday, the team’s focus immediately switched to Saturday’s championship night.

“On Saturday we figured we would try to run as hard as we can to try to figure some stuff out. We ended up changing some stuff around on the car, hoping to make it better. We made improvements in the D-main and won that. We made some more adjustments before the C-main and the car actually got even better. So there were definitely some positives to come out of the negative. We will have some confidence now for the next time we go back.”

Lee ended up finishing 12th in the C-main, just four spots out of a transfer spot. If it weren’t for a ragged start on lap one, Lee might have been able to work his way even further forward from his 16th starting position.

“I got up over the cushion and lost six or seven spots right away,” continued Lee. “I think we might have had a shot at transferring. But that was the first time I really felt confident running the bottom around Knoxville. To win races there, you have to be fast around the bottom and I think we really made some improvements in that area this weekend.”

Up Next: August 18th: Rapids Speedway - MSTS 360s August 19th: TBD

2017 Stats: Races: 20 Wins: 2 Top Fives: 11 Top Tens: 15 Heat Wins: 5

 

 

Up and Down Night in Placerville, CA for Jarrett Soares

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night to take in a night of 360 action during the Tribute to Al Hinds, Jarrett Soares would have a tough night that ended in the ‘B’ Main.

“It was a tough night,” Soares said. “I feel like I let my team down. The track was tricky, and I just wasn’t aggressive enough.”

Timing in 25th quickest, Soares had his work cut out for him in his heat race. Getting into the fourth and final transfer spot on two occasions aboard the American Tool & Mfg/C&H Veteran Enterprises/Performance Powder Coating No. 12 machine, his passes would be negated on both occasions and it would result in a fifth place finish.

Not making the transfer to the feature event, Soares would be relegated to the ‘B’ main where he would line up in the eighth spot. On the rough and tumble track, Soares would catch a hole on the race’s opening lap and it would result n him going to the back of the pack.

Getting what he would in the 12-lap race, Soares would work his way back up to finish in the 10th spot, but his night would be over.

“I need to be better, and hopefully this weekend in Watsonville, CA I can get these guys a better finish,” Soares noted.

Jarrett and his Soares Motorsports team would like to thank American Tool & Mfg., C&H Veteran Enterprises, Performance Powder Coating, Addicted Industries Clothing, A.R.T., Bailey Brothers Racing Engines, Dickens Cider, and Walker Performance Filtration for their support.

ON TAP: Soares is scheduled to make the trip to Ocean Speedway on Saturday night for the 57th Annual Johnny Key Classic.

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Picks Up Win #5 in Plymouth!

8/8/2017

Mother Nature tried to damper Saturday nights racing action at the Plymouth Dirt Track with the IRA but a little patience paid off and the track was able to pull off a complete race program. Thiel would end up third quick overall in the grand prix style qualifying round to make up time. After finishing third in the heat race event, he would go on to start the 27 lap Frank Filskov Memorial A-main event in the second position and never look back as he led all race long and captured his 5th victory of the season!

Weather delayed the race program by a good half an hour which forced the IRA Series to do a grand prix style qualifying format. Five cars would hit the track and the fastest lap time would form the qualifying order. Scotty put down an 11.540 lap time which was third quick on the evening. That would place Thiel to start the 10 lap heat race event in the fourth position. After taking the green flag, Thiel battled for the second spot but wasn’t able to carry the momentum and make the pass and would settle for a third place finish. During the redraw, Thiel drew the #2 pill which would place him to start the 27 lap A-main event in the second position. A fairly tacky track presented the 24 car field and when they took the green, Scotty rocketed out front. He would enter lap traffic in just four laps and began to pick his way through as the field chased him down. A yellow flag would come out with ten laps to go. Thiel was able to get a great restart and pull a commanding lead. He once again entered lap traffic very quickly and would lose ground on his lead. He was able to get through the lap cars and would cross the finish line in first, picking up his fifth victory of the season! “Man this one feels really awesome. Home track and we have a lot of our sponsors here tonight. I knew starting up front was going to be good with how the track was tonight. These guys gave me a rocket ship tonight. I could go wherever I needed to go and the car stuck. I cannot thank everyone enough for the support!” stated an excited Thiel after the event.

Next up on tap for the #64 STM team will be this coming weekend as they will make the haul to the Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, OH on Friday and Saturday night. Friday night will feature a $3,000 to win prelim contest while Saturday night features the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals paying $15,000 to the main event winner!

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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Price Garners Pair of Top-10’s at Cottage Grove Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Venturing to Cottage Grove Speedway for two events with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series over the weekend, Robbie Price would pick up eighth and 10th place finishes.

“We kind of struggled both nights, but still managed to hang around inside the Top-10,” Robbie Price said. “Friday night we were in a really good spot and couldn’t capitalize and on Saturday night we just couldn’t get going.”

Timing the Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal/Wheeler Paint Works/Rod End Supply third fastest in qualifications on Friday night, the Cobble Hill, BC driver would advance to third in his heat race after lining up in the fourth spot.

Pulling the two in the redraw, Price would line up on the front row of the 30-lap STSS feature event. When the race came to life, Price just seemed to struggle as he lost a few spots early in the race.

Trying to right the ship and move around the ¼ mile bullring, Price would fall back a few more positions as he came home with an eighth place finish.

Hoping for a better night on Saturday, Price would time in ninth fastest in time trials and find himself on the front row of his heat race. Finishing second, Price would move into the feature event where he gridded the field from the ninth starting spot.

Battling inside the Top-10 all race long, Price just couldn’t make a big run like he had hoped to do, and wound up actually losing a position when it was all said and done as he finished 10th.

“You hate to say it was a bad weekend, but it wasn’t what we were hoping for,” Price added. “We will work at it this week, and try again at Skagit on Saturday.”

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-24, Wins-3, Top-5’s-9, Top 10’s-15

ON TAP: Robbie will be back in action on Saturday night at Skagit Speedway.

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

 

 

$1000 Awaits Sprint Series of Oklahoma Winner in Enid This Saturday Night!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – August 8, 2017 - The 2017 Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products rolls on this coming Saturday night (August 12) as the tour will make their first and only scheduled appearance at Enid Speedway in Enid, Oklahoma.

Courtesy of co-promoter Kip and Heidi Hughes, this event will pay $1000 to win, up from the standard $750 to win.

This event will be the fifth weekend in-a-row the tour will be in action at different race tracks in the state and after the conclusion of this event atop the Garfield County Fairgrounds, three more dates are scheduled between now and the end of August.

Jake Martens of Fairview will come in as series point leader but is looking over his shoulder as inaugural series champion Danny Shouse, a winner of a tour-best four feature victories thus far this season, is closing the gap. Coming into last Saturday night’s event in Ada, Oklahoma (won by Shouse), Martens had a slim 18-point-lead. With Shouses win and Martens sixth place finish, unofficially the lead is now down to thirteen.

Official point standings will be released by IMCA on Friday afternoon.

Touring regulars also expected include Chris Kelly, Cody Whitworth, Loyd Clevenger, Justin Fisk, Josh Toho, Justin Mowry, Dillon Laden, Blake Scott, Blake Daccus, Jerry Jumper, Blake Robertson, Tristan Oakes and Cody Jarvis.

With the United Rebel Sprint Series having no races scheduled, several Kansas drivers are expected to make the tow and obtain both national and SOO points as well as the $1000 paycheck.

The Backhand Band will be performing during pre-race festivities from 2:30 PM until 4:30 PM.

Gates will open at 3:00 PM with hot laps set for 5:00 PM. Green flag heat race action is slated for a 6:00 PM start time.

Grandstand admission is $15 for adults; Seniors, military and students ages 12-15 admission is $12 while kids ages eleven and under. All pit passes are $30.

There will be an open practice session on Friday night (August 11) from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM.

For more race information, call Kip Hughes (580) 554-2451 or Mark Brill (405) 769-6927. You can also check out the tracks official website www.enidspeedway.net.

To learn more about the Sprint Series of Oklahoma check out their official facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma. More information can be obtained by SSO director Jim Messmer (405) 417-2202 and for technical inquires call Ernie Messmer (405) 818-9007.

SSO officials would like to welcome Smiley’s Racing Products for becoming presenting partner with the series and would like to thank the following for climbing aboard as contingency partners with the series for 2017: Hoosier Racing Tires, Danny Holloway, Martens Machine Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotech Race Cells, Rod End Supply, Outlaw Wings, Keizer Wheels, Bishops Racing Products and Messmer Racing.

 

 

CHANGE OF PLANS FINDS STEWART IN VICTORY LANE AT FRONT ROW CHALLENGE

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (AUGUST 8, 2017) - The Larson Marks Racing team and Shane Stewart were originally scheduled to compete at the Capitani Classic on Sunday at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway, but changed their plans to compete for the $20,000 pay day at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa on Monday.

Stewart kicked off the night by earning the third-quickest lap time. After starting sixth in the heat race, he immediately charged to the front. The caution was displayed halfway through the heat and Stewart captured the lead on the ensuing restart to earn the win. The Bixby, Okla., native won the first round of the special King of the Hill challenge race to transfer into the final round. He finished then finished second to earn an outside row two starting spot for the 30-lap main event.

Stewart jumped to the early lead, but slipped back to third in the opening laps. On lap 20, he advanced back to second and was closing in on the leader. With three laps remaining, Stewart caught the leader in lapped traffic. It then became a three-way battle for the lead with co-owner, Kyle Larson. The pilot of the LMR No. 2 was able to seize and maintain the lead in the closing laps to earn his first Front Row Challenge win, with Larson finishing third after starting 13th.

"This feels so great," said Stewart. "I was about to pull in at the beginning of the race when we were really smoking. This is our motor for Knoxville [Nationals] and I didn't want to hurt it, but I am so glad we didn't pull in. It was a great battle when it came down to the end, and I'm so glad I was able to come out on top. I can't thank my guys enough for always working so hard and providing me with fast racecars and Justin [Marks] and Kyle for allowing me to continue to race for them. It's a step in the right direction before the biggest race of the year."

The Larson Marks Racing team will be back on track Wednesday, August 9 for their preliminary night during the 57th annual Knoxville Nationals.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Southern Iowa Speedway DATE: August 7, 2017 QUALIFYING: 3rd HEAT RACE: 1st DASH STARTING POSITION: 2nd DASH FINISH: 2nd FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 2nd FEATURE FINISH: 1st

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 57 WINS: 5 TOP-FIVES: 17 TOP-10s: 38

 

 

World of Outlaws return to Red River Valley Speedway on August 19 for Duel in the Dakotas

WEST FARGO, N.D. — August 8, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota on Saturday, August 19 for the Gerdau Recycling Duel in the Dakotas, which was postponed by inclement weather back on June 17. All tickets and pit pass armbands from the originally scheduled race will be honored.

When the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last visited Red River Valley Speedway in 2012, Sammy Swindell, the three-time series champion and Hall of Famer, was victorious. Swindell started on the pole in that race and remained out front in early going, with Chad Kemenah taking the top spot on the ninth lap. Swindell re-took the lead with eight laps to go, en route to earning the seventh A-Feature win of his career at the track.

Donny Schatz, who calls Fargo home, has won four times at Red River Valley Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, including both nights of the 2006 Duel in the Dakotas. The eight-time and defending series champion has 26 top-10 finishes in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series action at Red River Valley Speedway. Schatz raced with the Outlaws for the first time at the track as a teenager in 1993, finishing 15th. He also has a pair of wins with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at the track in 2010 and 2011.

Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, won in his last start at Red River Valley Speedway in 2008. The veteran driver will be seeing the track for the first time since it was re-configured from its original half-mile layout to its current three-eights-mile configuration.

Jac Haudenschild, who is behind the wheel of the No. 17 machine for the Stenhouse Jr. Wood Racing team, has made the most Outlaws starts of any current driver, who will be in attendance. The Hall of Famer has 27 top-10 finishes in those 38 starts at the track, including a win in 2007. Haudenschild also won at Red River Valley Speedway with the All Stars in 2012.

Jason Sides has five straight top-10 finishes with the Outlaws at Red River Valley Speedway, dating back to 2005. The veteran driver has made 19 starts in his career with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the track.

Shane Stewart and Paul McMahan have similar stat sheets at Red River Valley Speedway with the Outlaws. McMahan has made 18 starts and has seven top-10 finishes, while Stewart has taken the green flag 16 times and recorded five top-10 runs. Kraig Kinser has eight top-10 finishes in 12 starts at the track in his career, including a third-place run in 2005.

David Gravel has raced in the past at Red River Valley Speedway with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, making a total of four starts and finishing among the top-10 in each and every one of those races.

Greg Wilson, the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner, has made a pair of starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Red River Valley Speedway, with those coming in 2006. He also raced twice at the track with the All Stars, finishing fourth in 2010 and eighth in 2012.

Brad Sweet, who is currently second in points, has made one start at Red River Valley Speedway in his career. That came in 2011 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and he finished second to Schatz.

A total of six drivers competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2017 will be making their first starts with the series at Red River Valley Speedway. Jason Johnson, Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen, Clyde Knipp, as well as rookie contenders Sheldon Haudenschild and Brent Marks will all be getting their first glimpse at the track.

Tickets for the “Duel in the Dakotas,” featuring World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, June 17 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023.

Fans can also save $5 on General Admission tickets when purchased at participating NAPA Auto Parts stores. Tickets buyers will exchange their NAPA receipt for a race ticket at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

All tickets and pit pass armbands from the originally scheduled race on June 17 will be honored on Saturday, August 19.

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Paul McMahan Ninth at Ironman 55 Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: Building off momentum from a Top-10 at Wilmot Raceway last week, Paul McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team had a good Friday night in Pevely, MO, and looked to be off to a good start on Saturday night until Mother Nature delayed the Ironman 55 finale.

“With Nationals on the horizon it was a good shot in the arm for our race team,” Paul McMahan said. “We ran well in Wisconsin and that seemed to transfer over to Pevely, MO on Friday night, and then in time trials on Saturday night.”

Checking in at the Federated Auto Parts I-55 Speedway on Friday night, McMahan timed the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Champion Brand Lubricants No. 4 in 11th quickest in time trials.

Lining up third in his heat race, McMahan would look very good on the bottom of high-banked speedway, as he carved his way to the front and picked up the win and became Dash eligible.

Finishing seventh in the Dash on the slick surface, McMahan would line up in the fourth row for the 35-lap feature event. On this night, the track would take rubber very early in the race, and McMahan would get in line and go.

Staying inside the Top-10, McMahan would take his ninth place finish and move on to Saturday night’s Ironman 55 finale.

With weather in the area, series officials were in hurry up mode on Saturday night, but after timing in fourth fastest in time trials, the skies opened up and the race would be postponed to a later date.

Making the journey to Knoxville, IA to take part in the Capitani Classic, McMahan would get a little behind in the program and found himself in the fifth row of his heat race.

Getting a killer start, McMahan would rocket his way up to the fifth spot, but unable to crack the Top-Three he would be forced into one of the twin ‘B’ Mains where a 10th place finish would end his night.

Traveling to Oskaloosa, IA on Monday night to participate in the 22nd Annual Front Row Challenge, McMahan would time the All Star Performance/KSE Racing Products/FK Indy backed entry in 15th quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up third in his heat race, the Nashville, TN resident would finish fourth and move into the 30-lap feature event. Taking the green flag from the 14th starting position, McMahan would quickly jump up and battle for a spot in the Top-10.

As the race would be slowed just one time on the fifth lap, McMahan would continue to run in the 11th spot as he vied for another Top-10. In the closing laps, McMahan seemed to be destined to finish 11th, but a late mechanical issue coming to the checkered would see McMahan slip back and finish in the 13th position.

“We got to Knoxville and struggled a little bit Sunday, and that wasn’t where we hoped we would be by any means,” McMahan said. “We seemed to be a little better at Oskaloosa on Monday night, and now it gets real as the Nationals are upon us. These guys have worked hard and will continue to do so and we will give it all we have got come Wednesday night.”

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-64, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-19.

ON TAP: McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team will attack the Knoxville Raceway on Wednesday night for their qualifying attempt at the Knoxville Nationals.

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.

 

 

Shane Stewart Thrills at 22nd Annual Price Chopper Front Row Challenge in Oskaloosa, IA

(PETERSEN MEDIA)- Though he didn’t lead the most laps, Shane Stewart would lead the most important one on Monday night in Oskaloosa, IA as he got by Brad Sweet late in the feature event to score his first ever Front Row Challenge feature event win and take home the $20,000.00 and Championship belt that came along with it.

Getting the jump early in the feature event Stewart’s lead would be short lived as Daryn Pittman would take control of the race on the second lap, as Brad Sweet took the second spot on the fourth circuit.

The race’s only stoppage would come on lap five, as the yellow flag would fly for a slowing Ian Madsen. While Madsen would go to the work area, the issues would prove to be terminal and his night would come to and end.

When the green lights turned back on, Sweet would make a big move on his teammate, and take over the race lead as the field rumbled through turns one and two, only to see Pittman answer the call.

Getting into lapped traffic on the 10th circuit, Sweet would finally clear his teammate and begin to pull away from the field. As Sweet, Pittman, and Stewart looked extremely strong out front, Monster Energy NASCAR star, Kyle Larson was wowing the crowd as he charged forward from his 13th starting position.

Just past the race’s halfway point, Larson entered the Top-Five and became a legitimate threat to capture the win, as he seemingly got better as the race moved on.

Back up front, Stewart would come alive as the race entered its home stretch, as he got by Pittman with 10-to-go to take over the second position. With his co-car owner, Kyle Larson, moving into third on the 24th lap, things would get extremely interesting during the final five laps of the feature event.

In heavy lapped traffic the battle for the lead would become a three-headed battle as Sweet, Stewart, and Larson would go three-wide on the Southern Iowa Speedway ½ mile. With the crowd erupting, Stewart would come away with the lead on the 29th lap, as he beat Sweet and Larson to the checkered flag to score the exciting feature event win.

“That was a great race to be a part of, and I sure hope all the fans enjoyed it,” Shane Stewart said alongside his Larson Marks No. 2 machine. “Terry McCarl and his family do a great job with this race, and it is so cool to finally win it and get this Championship Belt. It’s a great way to start our Nationals week, and I hope we can ride this momentum in Saturday night. My guys have been working so hard, and this feels really good. I have to thank them, as well as Justin Marks and Kyle Larson for continuing to support us, as well as our great partners for all that they do.”

Pittman would cross the stripe in fourth, as Chad Kemenah would earn KSE Hard Charger Honors as he completed the top-five after starting the race 16th. Carson Macedo would finish sixth, Brian Brown seventh, James McFadden eight, Tim Kaeding would advance from 20th to finish ninth, and Jac Haudenschild would round out the Top-10.

All in all a total of 36 cars would check in for the 22nd Annual Price Chopper Front Row Challenge, and it would be Daryn Pittman leading the way in time trials as he earned quick time honors.

Four heat races were ran on this night with wins going to Cory Eliason, Tim Kaeding, Shane Stewart, and Austin McCarl.

Trey Starks would win the B Main and transfer to the feature event along with Tayler Malsam, Don Droud, and Chris Martin, while Brad Sweet won the new King of the Hill Maxx and earned the right to start on the pole of the 30-lap feature event.

Feature Event Results:

30 laps: 1. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (2) 2. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (1) 3. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (13) 4. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (4) 5. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (16) 6. 3G, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (8) 7. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (3) 8. 3H, James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust. (9) 9. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (20) 10. 17, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (5) 11. 35, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (7) 12. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (19) 13. 4P, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (14) 14. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (17) 15. 24, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (12) 16. 44s, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (21) 17. 10, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (18) 18. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (24) 19. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (10) 20. 49x, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (11) 21. 26, Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA (22) 22. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (15) 23. 1x, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (23) 24. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (6). Lap Leaders: Stewart 1, Pittman 2-9, Sweet 10-28, Stewart 29-30.

2017 WINNERS- Dominic Scelzi (Dirt Classic California 360ci), DJ Netto (Dirt Classic California 410ci), Shane Stewart (Front Row Challenge)

ON TAP- Up next for the Dirt Classic brand will be the Dirt Classic Ohio at Attica Raceway Park featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on September 1st and 2nd.

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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.

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Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster Returns to Ocean Speedway Saturday Night For $5K-To-Win 57th Johnny Key Classic

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA, )- Saturday night in Watsonville, CA many of the state’s top racers will be packed into the Ocean Speedway pit area vying for the $5000 and commemorative helmet that go along with winning the 57th Annual Johnny Key Classic.

In what acts as the series’ penultimate event for the 2017 season, a star-studded field is expected to be on hand looking to race their way into the $5000-to-win, $400-to-start 50-lap Johnny Key Classic feature event.

Over the years the Johnny Key Classic has been one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, and this year again proves to be no different with a number of past event champions slated to be in action including 2016 winner, Justin Sanders, 2015 winner and current series point leaders, Andy Forsberg, and 1996 winner Bud Kaeding looking to repeat as Key Champions.

In the series’ most recent event on July 14th at Ocean Speedway, Kyle Hirst and Michael Kofoid engaged in a thrilling battle that had the crowd on their feet for much of the race. In the end, it was Hirst getting his 11th career series win, as Kofoid settled for second. Since that night, both drivers have stayed red hot and both will be in action on Saturday night looking to add their name to the Johnny Key Classic history books.

The 2017 edition of the Johnny Key Classic will be a little different than past Key races. Normally utilizing a special format, the 57th running of the race will stick with a standard Civil War Series format that will see all drivers time in, run a heat race, offer a dash, as well as a semi and a feature event. The feature event will still be 50-laps with a scheduled red-flag coming around the halfway point allowing teams to make changes in front of the fans.

Other drivers that will be in action on Saturday night include Geoff Ensign, who sits second in series points and leads Ocean Speedway points, Brad Furr, who sits second in Ocean Speedway points, Gio Scelzi, DJ Netto, Mitchell Faccinto, Koen Shaw, Jason, Jeremy, and Josh Chisum, Kurt Nelson, Jerry Bonnema, Dustin Golobic, Brad Bumgarner, Jarrett Soares and a host of others.

Please note that the action will kick off one earlier than normal at the Ocean Speedway on Saturday night as the pit gates will open at 1pm, the main grandstands will open at 330pm, with qualifying slated for 5pm.

Tickets can be purchased on Saturday, or can be purchased online by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, and selecting the fan tab under Ocean Speedway.

Past Key Winners-

Johnny Key Classic Champions

1954 Danny Graves


1955 Al Pombo


1956 Clyde Palmer


1957 Ray Raineri


1958 Rick Henderson


1959 George Benson


1960 Marshall Sargent


1961 Clyde Palmer


1962 Clyde Palmer(3)


1963 Marshall Sargent


1964 George Snider


1965 Burt Foland


1966 Burt Foland(2)


1967 Bill Scott


1968 Howard Kaeding


1969 Bill Scott(2)


1970 Don Epperson


1971 Everett Edlund


1972 Nick Rescino


1973 Howard Kaeding


1974 Nick Rescino


1975 Nick Rescino


1976 Tony Ringo


1977 Danny O’Neill


1978 Johnny Brazil


1979 Howard Kaeding


1980 Brent Kaeding


1981 Mike Sargent


1982 Nick Rescino


1983 John Viel


1984 Nick Rescino


1985 Rich Voss


1986 Nick Rescino(6)


1987 Howard Kaeding(4)


1988 Rod Spencer


1989 Scott Luhdorff


1990 Danny Olmstead


1991 Terry McCarl


1992 Scott Luhdorff(2)


1993 Chuck Miller


1994 Chuck Miller(2)


1995 Rick Martin


1996 Bud Kaeding


1997 Craig Smith


1998 Ronnie Day


1999 Eric Rossi


2007 Jason Statler


2008 Brent Kaeding (2)


2009 Tommy Tarlton


2010 Tim Kaeding


2011 Ronnie Day (2)


2012 Tommy Tarlton (2)


2013 Rico Abreu


2014 Rico Abreu (2)


2015 Andy Forsberg

2016 Justin Sanders

2017 Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster Schedule

8/12 Ocean Speedway- Johnny Key Classic $5000 to win!

9/6 Silver Dollar Speedway- Gold Cup

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster returns to Ocean Speedway on August 12th for the $5000-to-win Johnny Key Classic.

2017 WINNERS: Shane Golobic (March 11th Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (March 31st Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (May 27th Marysville Raceway), Kyle Hirst (May 28th Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (July 1st Marysville Raceway), Kyle Hirst (July 14th Ocean Speedway).

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints. For more information on Flowmaster, please visit www.flowmastermufflers.com.

 

 

SBS Twin 20's, Supermodified 50-Lapper This Weekend at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (August 8, 2017) – Only two events remain on Oswego Speedway’s 2017 schedule with this Saturday’s program highlighting Twin 20 Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super mains as well as a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified feature event presented by CNY CPR and OswegoCountyToday.com.

The Twin SBS mains will no doubt play a key role in who will be declared this year’s track champion.

Despite being winless on the season, Dave Cliff continues to lead the way in the standings, driving the Tim Barbeau No. 50, with six top five finishes this season. The defending track champion, Cliff hopes to continue his momentum this weekend and carry a comfortable margin ahead of Andrew Schartner, Camden Proud and Dalton Doyle into the speedway’s $5 admission track championship finale on Saturday, August 19.

Schartner, who put his father’s Schartner Racing Chassis in victory lane in its maiden voyage on Opening Night at the speedway, continues to ride second in the standings behind the wheel of the Crow Motorsports No. 18. Schartner has four top fives on the season and is the 2014 champion of the division.

Proud, the youngest ‘Rookie of the Year’ in series history, has had a veteran-like fourth season with five top five finishes including two second place efforts in the Proud Motorsports, Step One Creative No. 54 machine. Proud and Dalton Doyle have swapped the right to the third spot in points for the past several weeks.

Doyle, yet another driver sitting top five in the standings and wheeling a self-built machine, sits fourth in the ‘Road to the Championship’ after an eighth place finish in points last season with his family owned No. 01. The former quarter midget racer has three top fives and three podium finishes to his credit this year.

Filling out the remainder of the top ten in points are 2012 SBS Track Champion Kreig Heroth, ‘Mr, SBS’ 2017 Jesse Bearup, many year series veteran Jack Patrick, four time champion Mike Bond, first time winner this season Greg O’Connor and another SBS veteran in Barry Kingsley.

On the Novelis Supermodified side of the pits, four time feature winner Dave Shullick Jr. continues to all but seal the deal as 2017 Track Champion as he and car owner John Nicotra run away from the stout field of big blocks. His teammate Otto Sitterly, Jim Shampine Memorial Champ Keith Shampine, defending champion Michael Barnes, and ‘Retro Night’ winner Joe Gosek are all chasing ‘The Shoe 2.’

Adult general admission will be set at $17 this Saturday with tickets available at the gate or by calling the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646. Racing gets the green flag at 6:45pm. Kids 16 and under will be admitted free with paid adult.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, follow on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway, or like on Facebook at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Blurton Takes Over URSS Points Lead Following Pair of Podiums

Inside Line Promotions - BELLEVILLE, Kan. (Aug. 8, 2017) - Zach Blurton continued his streak of fantastic finishes last weekend when he scored a pair of podium results to take over the lead in the United Rebel Sprint Series championship standings.

Blurton travelled to Rush County Speedway in LaCrosse, Kan., on Friday to kick off the weekend.

"We started fifth in the heat and jumped into second right away and just rode there," he said. "They watered the track and it looked like it would be narrow. We worked on the car and the track slicked off and got racy.

"I started third (in the A Main) and was faster than the first two guys, but it was so narrow getting into turn three and on a quarter mile there's not much room anyway. I got bottled up behind the guy ahead of me and another car got around us. I finally got into second and started to reel in the leader. I needed a caution and it would have been interesting. We ended up second. I'm not near aggressive enough. We have one car so I can't chance doing too much."

Blurton took his runner-up result at the quarter-mile oval and he ventured to the Belleville High Banks' half-mile track on Saturday.

"Normally this time of year it's really hot and humid and this year the track started really wet and the weather was cool and cloudy," he said. "We won our heat and because we started outside front row for the feature we changed gears trying to get a little more speed and that hurt us on the start.

"The track really slicked off in the feature and we had the car just a little too free. It was a really good weekend for our team though. We took over the URSS points lead and we are looking to finish strong and win that championship. I could be the first driver to win the Kansas Region, which we did two years ago, the Colorado Region, which we did last year, and the national."

Blurton, who finished third, is keeping his options open for this weekend based on the weather.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 4 - Rush County Speedway in LaCrosse, Kan. - Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 2 (3).

Aug. 5 - Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (2).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 2 wins, 12 top fives, 20 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZachBlurton.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZachBlurton

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

APPAREL -

Visit Blurton's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ZachBlurtonRacing for more information.

RACING OPPORTUNITIES -

Blurton is seeking additional racing opportunities and is willing to travel. To learn more information, contact Blurton at 620-393-5249 or ZachBlurton@gmail.com.

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"James Phillips has supported me for many, many years and is someone I can count on," Blurton said. "Like all of our sponsors, we couldn't do it without Phillips Chiropractic's help."

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Hill Sees Promising 360 Knoxville Nationals Thwarted by Crash

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 8, 2017) - A promising start to the 27th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank came to a grinding halt in a vicious, multi-car crash for Alex Hill.

Hill started 23rd in Thursday night's A Main after qualifying 28 th quickest out of 43 drivers and finishing third in her heat race to kick off the preliminary night at Knoxville Raceway. However, chaos unfolded seconds after the race began as a number of cars in front of her made contact, eventually resulting in several cars - including Hill's - flipping on the frontstretch.

"Everything happened so fast - there wasn't much I could do," she said. "I'm just glad everyone was all right."

Hill's night began with a better result in time trials than the previous week, which was a step in the right direction at the tricky track.

"Time trials went pretty good," she said. "I wish I would have stayed in the low groove on the second lap. I think I would have had a faster lap."

Hill did return to the track in a different car on Saturday to run the C Main during the event finale.

"We were good in hot laps," she said. "But the car wasn't very good in the race. It was loose in the low groove and tight if I went to the top. I was dropping back and I eventually pulled in with about four laps to go. I was out of tearoffs and I figured it was better to keep the car in one piece."

Hill is unsure when she will race next. She will remain in Knoxville the remainder of this week as Parker Price-Miller drives a team car to hers in the 410 Knoxville Nationals. The following week she'll travel to California to prepare for her first year of college, which begins on Aug. 21. She plans to return to racing on some weekends after school begins.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying 28; Heat Race: 3 (1); Feature: 23 (18).

Aug. 5 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 18 (12).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

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"Fisher engines are fast," Hill said. "I noticed a big difference the first time I drove one. And Charlie and his son are great people."

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, Gaerte/Topp Performance Race Products and Strodes for their continued support.

 

 

Swindell Shooting for Record-Tying 35th Knoxville Nationals A Main

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 8, 2017) - Sammy Swindell is aiming to race into his record-tying 35th career Knoxville Nationals A Main this weekend when Knoxville Raceway hosts the 57 th edition of the marquee event.

Swindell will drive for A.G. Rains at the half-mile oval, which showcases the $150,000-to-win event Wednesday through Saturday.

"It'll be tough because we're running against a lot of good cars that run a lot of 410 races," Swindell said. "We did a lot of work and got the car organized better. I think we've got a decent shot at it. Every time you go on the track you have to be right on. If we can get a little advantage of going out at the right time for qualifying that might give us a few spots. If we hit everything close we have a shot to run good. You have to have the breaks go your way. If we can do that I think we can have a good Nationals again."

Swindell's lone win in the event came in 1983. However, he has been a contender during dozens of races. Swindell has earned eight podiums, 14 top fives and 20 top 10s since his first Knoxville Nationals A Main in 1976.

Swindell and Rains used last weekend to tune up for the event by competing a trio of times at Knoxville Raceway, beginning last Thursday during preliminary action for the 27th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

Swindell qualified 21st quickest and placed third in a heat race to lock into the 12th starting position. Unfortunately, a wild crash as the green flag was being waved to start the race resulted in Swindell flipping numerous times. He was unable to finish the race and the accident destroyed the race car.

"We got a really good start, but didn't get to the flag stand," he said. "I didn't even see it coming. The next thing I knew the left rear was in the air and I'm bouncing off the fence and flipping. It was probably one of the worst ones I've ever had. This one tore up more stuff in any one crash than I've had in my career."

The 22nd-place result relegated Swindell to the C Main for Saturday's finale. He placed second in the race to transfer into the back of the B Main. Swindell then rallied from 19th to 11 th in the consolation race.

"We got the other car together and went out," he said. "It's a little different. Unless we got a lot of breaks we weren't going to make the transfer so we were a bit cautious because that was the only car we had left."

The team then tackled the Capitani Classic on Sunday for the final 410ci winged sprint car tune-up prior to the 410 Knoxville Nationals. Swindell qualified sixth quickest in his group and placed third in a heat race to advance into the pole shuffle. He ended seventh in the event to start the main event on the inside of the fourth row.

"Al Parker got us a motor and it was really good," he said. "We haven't had a 410 in that car so we were off a bit. We made a few changes and it felt pretty good on the warm-up lap before we lined up. Then we had a right front stop bolt break. It dropped the right front corner down. I was trying to run it, but still be careful so at least we had a car for this week. I figured out how to run it, but every time I was off the gas the right front dropped down so I had to be careful."

Swindell capped the night with a 14th-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 22 (12).

Aug. 5 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 2 (2); B Main: 11 (19).

Aug. 6 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (3); Pole Shuffle: 7 (6); Feature: 14 (7).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 13 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

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

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

 

 

White Anticipating First Attempt at Knoxville Nationals and Speed Sport Challenge

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 8, 2017) - Harli White will make her Knoxville Nationals debut this week during the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store at Knoxville Raceway.

Her preliminary night is slated for Wednesday. She will also compete on Friday during the Speed Sport Challenge, which she was invited to participate in after racing in Australia throughout the offseason.

"It's huge," she said. "I've only been to the 410 Nationals once to be a spectator. I know how big of an event is. We have some good laps under our belt leading up to it."

White competed last weekend at Knoxville Raceway during the 27th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. She opened the action on Thursday by qualifying 30th quickest. A third-place result in a heat race locked her into the main event.

"Time trialing didn't go well, but we made the heat race inversion," she said. "I transferred through the heat race to the A Main. On the first lap I got in the big pile up. It tore up the car pretty bad. They were able to get it fixed in time to get on the track. We picked up a couple of positions and then after the race we found out the car was bent."

White rebounded from the early crash to rally from the back to a 16 th-place finish. That relegated her to the eighth-starting position in Saturday's C Main.

"We made a minor error on the setup," she said. "I pulled off because we were struggling and I didn't want to risk tearing up the car."

White was credited with a 16th-place finish to close the event.

She made her 410ci winged sprint car debut in the United States on Sunday at Knoxville Raceway during the Capitani Classic.

"I just hot lapped and qualified," she said. "We just shook it down and got my feet wet in it. The speed wasn't that much of a difference to me. I think it helps that I've been at Knoxville for the past month."

She qualified 28th quickest, but did not start a heat race or B Main.

"I also want to welcome Nattress Construction to our team and thank them for the support," she said.

In other news, White will participate in an autograph session at 4 p.m. local on Thursday at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame with Erin Crocker Evernham and MaKenna Haase.

Additionally, White will have her t-shirt trailer with new apparel - as well as apparel for Aaron Reutzel and Paige Polyak - at the track throughout the Knoxville Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 30; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 16 (19).

Aug. 5 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 16 (8).

Aug. 6 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: DNS (10); B Main: DNS (-).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store

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/ .

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"It is an honor to have Royal Jones and MVT be a part of our team for several years," White said. "He's helped my career tremendously. He's a great guy who loves racing. I'm very honored to have him as a sponsor."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., The Mower Shop, The Body Works, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., 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.

 

 

FAST heads to Mansfield for biggest pay day in series history

FREMONT, Ohio – The biggest event in the history of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11 and 12 at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio.

The two day Great Lakes Dirt Nationals is offering up a purse of over $100,000. The FAST 410 teams will compete not only with the Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS) but the big purse is sure to bring in teams from throughout the region.

The 410ci sprints will battle for $3,000 to win Friday with Saturday’s top prize awarding $15,000!

The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will also be in action both days competing for two of the largest purses in the entire country. On Friday the 305ci sprint teams will race for $2,000 to win and Saturday’s A-main winner will walk away with $5,000.

The all-sprint-car extravaganza will also see the Rick’s Truck and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) in action. The non-wing sprint cars will compete for $2,000 to win Friday and $3,000 to win on Saturday.

To add to the excitement, Mansfield Motor Speedway Promoter Cody Sommers announced earlier this week the top three finishers in Saturday’s winged feature event will lock themselves into one of the biggest sprint car events to take place in 2018. The $100,000-to-win sprint car world championship at Mansfield is set for April 27 and 28.

“We can’t thank Cody enough for putting this huge event on. Ohio is one of the best sprint car regions in the country and this rewards the teams who battle week in and week out,” said Rich Farmer, FAST President.

There is a practice session scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 10 at Mansfield Motor Speedway.

Additional Information regarding the event and Mansfield Motor Speedway can be found online at www.MansfieldMotorSpeedway.com. Mansfield Motor Speedway suggests fans to connect with them directly on social media to stay up to date on special news and announcements at www.Facebook.com/MansfieldMotorSpeedway and Twitter @RaceMansfield. MMS has an information phone line at 419-465-RACE (7223). Any inquiries can also be sent via email to: info@MansfieldMotorSpeedway.com

Going into the weekend, Fremont, Ohio’s D.J. Foos has solidified his position atop the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series after scoring his second series win on Aug. 5 at Fremont Speedway. The driver of the Jay Kiser owned #23 finished second at Mansfield in March.

Foos, with four top five finishes and six top tens in FAST competition, now has a 69 point lead over Sandusky, Ohio’s Chris Andrews. Andrews has driven the Burmeister Racing machine to three top five finishes and seven top 10 runs in series racing.

Genoa, Ohio’s Brian Lay sits third in the FAST standings with a pair of top five finishes including a series win to go with four top 10 runs.

Napoleon, Ohio’s Tyler Gunn is fourth in the series standings, coming off a runner-up finish at Fremont on Aug. 5. Helena, Ohio’s Stuart Brubaker rounds out the top five in FAST points.

Of note, four time and defending FAST champion Byron Reed has scored four series wins in 2017 and is seventh in the points. Other FAST winners include Carson Macedo, Tim Shaffer, Rob Chaney, Brian Lay and Brandon Wimmer.

Vienna, W. Va. Driver Cale Conley scored his first ever 410ci sprint car win in OSCS competition Aug. 5 at Atomic Speedway. Hall-of-famer Danny Smith leads the OSCS points coming into Mansfield.

In the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series, defending champion Paul Weaver will try to add to his win total in 2017. The Fremont, Ohio driver has eight 305ci wins in 2017, including three FAST events.

Kyle Capodice has come on strong the past month to move into second in the FAST standings followed by former series champion Nate Dussel.

FAST 305 winners this season include Jamie Miller, Steve Rando, Jordan Ryan and Seth Schneider.

“We are averaging nearly 25 FAST 305 teams at every event and with this kind of money on the line there will be teams from Western Pennsylvania and around the region heading to Mansfield,” said Farmer.

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

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

 

 

Starks Posts Best-Ever 360 Knoxville Nationals Outing

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 8, 2017) - Trey Starks is hopeful he can produce a career-best performance during the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store this week after accomplishing that feat last weekend during the 27 th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver kicked off a successful weekend at Knoxville Raceway last Friday by qualifying 18th quickest to open his 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary night. He then placed fourth in a heat race to lock into the main event, which he started on the pole.

"We were fortunate to be at the right position and we caught the feature inversion perfectly to start the A Main on the pole," he said. "We took off and led some laps early."

Starks led the opening lap and then Lap 3 through Lap 7 before falling to second.

"Brian Brown got by me just after the midpoint of the race and we settled for third, which was our best-ever finish at Knoxville," he said. "We wanted the win, but to come out of our preliminary night with a podium finish was a big accomplishment."

That earned enough points to lock Starks into Saturday's A Main, which he finished 15th.

"Making the A Main was a feat in itself when there are 90-plus drivers racing," he said. "We spent most of the race right around the 15 th position before finishing there."

The team swapped engines for Sunday's Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway. Starks timed in sixth quickest in his group and he placed fourth in a heat race to miss locking into the main event by only one position.

"That's a tough format," he said. "There were 69 drivers and the heat race inversion was a four. You had to finish in the top three to go to the A Main and we didn't quite make it."

That relegated Starks to a B Main, in which a runner-up result locked him into the 21st starting position for the A Main. Unfortunately, a steering box problem resulted in a DNF.

Starks then ventured to Southern Iowa Speedway on Monday for the Front Row Challenge. He qualified 27th quickest and placed sixth in a heat race before winning the B Main from the sixth starting position. Starks advanced from 21st to 16th in the A Main.

The Gobrecht Motorsports team will return to action at Knoxville Raceway during the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store, which is this Wednesday through Saturday.

"I feel good going into the event," Starks said. "I think we have a great opportunity to do the best we've ever done at the Knoxville Nationals. All of the recent laps we've put in at Knoxville should be a big help. I'm really looking forward to the challenge."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 3 (1).

Aug. 5 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 15 (16).

Aug. 6 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 4 (3); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 23 (21).

Aug. 7 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 1 (6); Feature: 16 (21).

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 16 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store

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

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

 

 

Helms Returns From Brief Break With Strong Performances

Inside Line Promotions - CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Aug. 8, 2017) - Caleb Helms came back strong following a brief break from sprint car competition.

"We had been so busy with work and we had some rough spells racing so I needed to take a break to spend some time with my family and to rejuvenate," he said.

Helms returned to action on July 28 at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., during the opening night of an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions tripleheader in New York.

"I felt pretty rusty in hot laps," he said. "We went decently early for qualifying and ended up holding on to the quickest time of the night. That was good and it set us up to make the dash."

Not only did Helms set quick time during qualifying, but he established a new track record. He then advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race before maneuvering from sixth to fourth place in the dash.

"We thought the track was going to come back a little more for the main event than it did," he said. "We were running third about halfway through and then I faded a bit toward the end. It was a decent run for our first race back."

Helms ended with a sixth-place result.

He returned to action the following night at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, where he qualified fourth quickest overall and second in his group. Helms then finished where he started - third - in a heat race to miss the dash by only one spot. That lined him up seventh for the A Main.

"My crew chief Andy Potter made a lot of good calls," he said. "We got into fourth right away. We saved our tires and rode behind the top three. After halfway the second-place car blew a tire and then we were behind Sammy (Swindell) and Chad (Kemenah). I was getting better than Chad and made a move to pass him. They threw the yellow and the next restart I made the same move to take over second. I think he had a softer tire on. Then we caught up to Sammy and passed him going into turn one. I was down to turn three and the yellow came out because Chad blew his tire. I was put behind Sammy for the restart and he knew he had to go harder and he ended up winning."

Helms recorded a runner-up result, which marked his best All Star finish of the season.

The weekend wrapped up on July 29 at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, where Helms timed in third quickest overall and third in his group. He then placed third in a heat race and fifth in the dash to start the main event on the inside of the third row.

"There wasn't a lot of passing," he said. "We struggled a little in the feature. We used a harder tire and thought the longer the race was the better we'd be, but it didn't stay green for long periods of time. However, it was a good weekend to come back to."

Helms battled inside the top five throughout the main event before ending sixth, which marked his eighth top 10 of the season with the All Stars.

Helms competed once last weekend, when he qualified third quickest and placed second in a heat race on Saturday at Atomic Speedway. That earned a spot in the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 4 to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"We were a little looser than we needed to be and I didn't get my wing back quick enough," he said. "We fell back to eighth or so. I got the wing back and then we started passing some cars back."

Helms rallied to finish fifth.

He is slated to compete this Friday and Saturday at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, for the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 28 - Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 4 (6); Feature: 6 (4).

July 29 - Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 2 (7).

July 30 - Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (2); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 6 (5).

Aug. 5 - Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 5 (4).

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, for the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

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

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"We're excited to have Big Jerk jerky as part of our team this year," Helms said. "Their jerky is second to none."

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

 

 

Hendricks Earns Career-Best Result With POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series

Inside Line Promotions - PEVELY, Mo. (Aug. 8, 2017) - Zane Hendricks captured his career-best result with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series last Friday during his debut at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

Hendricks opened the doubleheader, which was co-sanctioned with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series, by charging from ninth to fourth place in a heat race.

"The car in front of me didn't take off and I hopped his tire at the start," he said. "We stayed green so the rest of the field got out on us by the time I got going. We had one caution, which helped me get back by some cars. I really was running where they weren't to pass them. The car was handling really good."

That earned a spot in the feature redraw, which lined Hendricks up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"I fell back on the start pretty quick," he said. "I was a little loose. The track had slicked off quite a bit. We had a couple of early cautions and I messed with my shocks a bit. That helped, but I wasn't going anywhere. After a late caution I changed my line and started running a little higher. I went from 13th to seventh in the last six or seven laps. I wish I would have found that line a little sooner."

Hendricks closed the night with a seventh-place result, which marked his seventh top 10 of the season.

Saturday's event was rained out.

Hendricks will return to action this Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 4 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (9); Feature: 7 (4).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., 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/

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"Keizer Aluminum Wheels give us a great product that looks and performs great at a reasonable cost," Hendricks said. "They always have quick turnaround times with the great customer service they have."

Hendricks would also like to thank Vacuworx, Shorty's Machine Shop, CK Power, Momentum Racing Suspensions, BP Fab, Walker Performance Filtration, Esslinger, Eagle Motorsports, Intruder Chassis and Outlaw Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Produces Career-Best World of Outlaws Result in Pevely

Inside Line Promotions - PEVELY, Mo. (Aug. 8, 2017) - Brandon Hanks scored his career-best World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series result last Friday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

Hanks kicked off the night by qualifying 14th quickest, which was his best-ever qualifying effort with the 'Greatest Show on Dirt.'

"We got a little lucky going out first," he said. "We weren't really that good to start the night."

Hanks finished seventh in a heat race, which relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown. A third-place result in the consolation race earned a transfer into the 23rd starting position for the main event.

"We were way too tight all night," he said. "Finally in the feature we had that thing right. I put the wing in the trunk to start because the track had completely slicked over. Everybody was fighting for the bottom on the initial start. I actually went straight to the middle. That's where I passed most of the cars. It didn't take about six laps before the bottom took rubber. It was pretty much over then because we all got in line."

Hanks maneuvered from 23rd to a 16th-place result, which earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"It gives me a lot of confidence," he said. "That place is super fast. It's probably one of the fastest feeling places I've been to. The sensation is unreal. It was a very successful night."

The Ironman 55, which is the longest World of Outlaws main event of the season, was rained out on Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 4 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 7 (4); B Main: 3 (1); Feature: 16 (23).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

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"My family owns Performance Powder Coating," Hanks said. "Without this business and my family I wouldn't be able to race sprint cars and I wouldn't know all of the great friends that I have met through racing."

Hanks would also like to thank D&B Farms, Penske Racing Shocks, Acme Graphix, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, J-R1 and MyRacePass for their continued support.

 

 

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OSWEGO, NY (August 8, 2017) – The leader of lap 100 in this September’s 61st annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds at Oswego Speedway will once again earn an extra $1,500 in cash thanks to Insinger Performance.

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Serving the racing, as well as gas and oil industries, Insinger Performance powers everything from airplanes, to NHRA dragsters, to right here at the ‘Big O’ in the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions.

Each load of Insinger Performance Racing Fuel must surpass all testing requirements to qualify it for the AA rating that is used by the ASTM testing institute. This insures that Insinger provides the purest alcohol available.

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Since AMB scoring was put into effect for the 2005 running of the International Classic, there have been four repeat halfway leaders, but only one of those leaders at lap 100 has gone on to win the Classic. Otto Sitterly broke that streak in the year 2014, leading the event at halfway and going on to score the 200-lap $15,000 victory.

For more information on Oswego Speedway and Budweiser International Classic Weekend, be sure to visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

To purchase tickets for this year’s Budweiser International Classic Weekend running from September 1-3, call the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646.

International Classic Halfway Leaders Since 2005:

2005 – 97 Randy Ritskes

2006 – 08 Dave McKnight

2007 – 61 Doug Didero

2008 – 08 Dave McKnight

2009 – 3 Doug Didero

2010 – 7 Otto Sitterly

2011 – 88 Randy Ritskes

2012 – 00 Joe Gosek

2013 – 6 Davey Hamilton

2014 – 7 Otto Sitterly

2015 – 68 Michael Barnes

2016 – 55 Keith Shampine

 

 

Hagar Showing Improvement in Midget Program During Rare Race

Inside Line Promotions - PEVELY, Mo. (Aug. 8, 2017) - Derek Hagar is pleased with the growth his midget program has generated in the short time since it was created.

Hagar competed in the midget last Friday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series, marking only his second start of the season in the race car and first since March.

He kicked off the action by finishing third in a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row.

"We stumbled on the start and I backed up to fourth, but I got back to third before the race ended," he said. "That put me 16th in points to start the A Main 16th."

Hagar gained a handful of positions before a flat right rear tire just after the midpoint of the race ended his night early with a 21st -place result.

"We worked our way up and we passed some good cars," he said. "I was pretty impressed with our performance in only our second night out and the first night on a big track. The car was starting to come in good. We had a caution and I had figured out what I needed to do to make some momentum and pass some cars.

"The axle nut came loose on the right rear and hit the bleeder, which made the tire go flat. It was a blessing in disguise because I would have kept running it and the axle nut would have come off. I don't know what would have caused that deal to come loose other than a vibration. We have to go to the drawing board to figure it out."

Hagar is slated to return to sprint car competition this Friday and Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., with the USCS Series and ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints.

Hagar has won at the track each of the last three seasons and he has a podium there during five straight years. He has posted results of second, fourth and fourth, respectively, during three starts this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 4 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 21 (16).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 6 wins, 18 top fives, 19 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., with the USCS Series and ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

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

 

 

Baughman Produces Career-Best 360 Knoxville Nationals Performance

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 8, 2017) - Josh Baughman scored his career-best outing during the 27th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank last weekend at Knoxville Raceway.

Baughman opened the event on Thursday by qualifying 15th quickest before he advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race. That locked him into the second starting position for the main event.

"I spent the first half of the race battling with Thomas Kennedy for second place," he said. "Once I got him cleared we could have used more traffic to have a better chance at racing for the win because Tim Shaffer had a great car. We were happy to come out of there with a podium and a solid points night though."

Baughman's runner-up result helped him rank eighth in overall points out of more than 90 competitors. That started him eighth in Saturday's A Main.

"We dropped back a bit and battled between 10th and 15 th throughout the entire race," he said. "We made some headway toward the end and gained a couple of positions."

Baughman capped the night with an 11th-place finish.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Knoxville Raceway during the Capitani Classic. After swapping to a 410ci engine, Baughman timed in 15 th quickest in his group. A sixth-place result in a heat race relegated him to a B Main, in which he advanced from sixth to fourth place - only one spot away from making the main event.

"Qualifying is so critical and we were just a tick off from where we needed to be," he said. "We just missed the heat race inversion and had to start behind some great drivers in our heat race. We moved forward in the B Main, but just came up short of a transfer. I think we made some great headway with our 410 program at Knoxville so I'm excited to head into the 410 Nationals this week."

Baughman will return to action this Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway for the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (2).

Aug. 5 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 11 (8).

Aug. 6 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 4 (6).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 14 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store

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

Hollywood Blasting & Coating, which is based in Midland, Texas, is renowned as the most affordable and reliable show in town for their industrial coatings, industrial painting and oilfield sandblasting. For more information, visit http://www.HollywoodCoating.com .

"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.

 

 

Trenca Excited to Make Debut at Mansfield Motor Speedway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (Aug. 8, 2017) - Joe Trenca is hitting the road this weekend to tackle the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield Motor Speedway.

The two-day show on Friday and Saturday will mark the Mucci Motorsports driver's debut at the oval located in Mansfield, Ohio.

"I'm excited to head over there," he said. "I watched a couple of races they had this year on video. The track looks really cool. I'm excited to travel and do more racing with the 410."

Trenca is coming off a pair of 360ci winged sprint car shows in his home state of New York last weekend. The action began on Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, where Trenca powered from fourth to second place in a Patriot Sprints Tour heat race to advance into the feature redraw. Unfortunately, the event rained out prior to the A Main.

"We went there with a little different package," he said. "We've always been good, but still lacked something. We were good in hot laps and the heat race. I felt really, really good about it. That's the best I've felt there ever."

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Canandaigua Motorsports Park with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

"We were third quickest in timed hot laps and the heat race inversion was four so we started second," he said. "We battled for the lead the first few laps before finishing second."

The runner-up result earned a spot in the feature redraw. Trenca pulled the No. 11 to start the main event on the inside of the sixth row.

"We were up to seventh or eighth and had a caution," he said. "My row just never went on the restart. We lost probably five or six spots. That put us back to around 14th. We had a restart a couple of laps later and the row in front of me piled into each other. I had to spin to avoid. That put us in the rear and we drove from the back to 14th. It was just a lot of being in the wrong place at the wrong time that night."

Trenca capped the night with a 14th-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 4 - Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: Rained Out (-).

Aug. 5 - Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Canandaigua, N.Y. - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 14 (11).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 10 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, for the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fast Axle

Located in Bristol, Conn., Fast Axle distributes axles and other racing parts for a variety of race cars. For more information, visit http://www.FastAxle.com.

"Eric with Fast Axle has been a long time member of Mucci Motorsports," Trenca said. "We're really happy to use his products and very thankful for the support."

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, The Paladin Group, Mid Country Machinery, National Parts Peddler, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, Weld Wheels, 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.

 

 

Dover Focused on Making First Career Knoxville Nationals A Main

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 8, 2017) - Jack Dover has lofty goals entering the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store this week at Knoxville Raceway.

Dover will make his 410ci winged sprint car season debut at the marquee event, which runs Wednesday through Saturday at the half-mile oval.

"Our goal is to make the A Main on Saturday," he said. "That would be a huge accomplishment for our team. It is going to take a strong qualifying lap to open our preliminary night. Then we'll have to move forward in the heat race. You have to be strong every time you hit the track."

Dover's best-ever finish at the oval in a 410 race came during the Knoxville Nationals in 2014, when he placed second in the main event on non-qualifiers night.

"I remember we led the first half of the race before Danny Lasoski got by in traffic," he said. "We definitely wanted to win, but to run second to Lasoski at Knoxville isn't a bad night. That does give us confidence knowing that we can run up front at Knoxville with some of the best drivers in the sport."

Dover is coming off bad luck last Friday when a mechanical problem sidelined him before his 27th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank preliminary night began at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: No Time; Heat race: DNS (-); B Main: DNS (-).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 7 wins, 12 top fives, 15 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Thorpe's Body Shop

Thorpe's Body Shop has been offering collision repair and automobile painting services to customers in Papillion, Neb., and the surrounding areas for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://ThorpesBodyShop.com.

"I want to thank Thorpe's Body Shop for making our cars look sharp every year," Dover said. "Blake, who co-owns it, has been a family friend since I can remember and we really appreciate his support of our race team throughout the years."

Dover would also like to thank Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, Home Pride Companies, Inc., Moss Racing Engines, Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., 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.

 

 

Bergman Captures Career-Best 360 Knoxville Nationals Outing

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 8, 2017) - Seth Bergman produced his best-ever performance at the 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank last weekend.

Bergman charged from 21st to ninth on Thursday during his preliminary night before he capped the 27th edition of the marquee event at Knoxville Raceway by finishing 12th on Saturday.

"I think the laps we've gotten at Knoxville recently really helped prepare our team for the 360 Knoxville Nationals," he said. "We started it off with a great qualifying lap and that is crucial in an event where there are 90-plus racers."

Bergman qualified second quickest out of 43 drivers to open Thursday's preliminary night. He then finished where he started - sixth - in a heat race, which relegated him to the B Main.

"It's tough starting sixth after qualifying so well and having so many good drivers in front of you," he said. "We weren't able to get any positions in the heat race so we had to race the B Main."

Bergman won the consolation race to garner a transfer into the back of the main event. He then powered from 21st to a ninth-place result, which earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We were able to miss a big wreck on the start and that gained us a few positions," he said. "We had a really good car. Once we restarted we picked cars off one by one. It always gets tougher to pass once you get into the top 10."

Bergman ranked 10th in event points once the preliminary nights were calculated. That locked him into the 10th starting position for Saturday's A Main.

"We didn't have the car as good as we would have liked," he said. "We dropped back a few positions early before we rallied in the closing laps."

Bergman ended the event with a 12th-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 9 (21).

Aug. 5 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 12 (10).

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 2 wins, 16 top fives, 27 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Young Tools

Young Tools is a company within the oil industry that is located in Drumright, Okla.

"I'm glad to be associated with Tim and have him and everyone from Young Tools on board," Bergman said. "He's a great guy and is passionate about racing. He's a good friend of mine and it's nice to have him as part of the race team."

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

 

 

Garner Wins 360 Knoxville Nationals to Highlight Banner Weekend for DHR Suspension

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Aug. 8, 2017) - Eight DHR Suspension clients registered at least one feature victory during a stellar weekend.

Clint Garner produced his first career triumph during the 27th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Fellow DHR Suspension client Wayne Johnson started on the front row of the A Main with Garner and ended with a third-place finish during the marquee event.

Jordon Mallett swept the weekend with the USCS Series as he claimed victories on Friday at Penton Raceway in LaFayette, Ala., and on Saturday at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala.

J.T. Goodson won the IMCA modifieds feature on Friday at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Ark.

Luke Cranston captured his fourth event win during the 8th annual Belleville URSS 305 Nationals on Saturday at Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan., with the URSS Series.

Martin Edwards picked up the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars triumph on Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

Eddie Gallagher garnered the Cody Burks Memorial on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Carl Kilgore scored a street stocks win on Saturday at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss.

Carl Thomas Jr. earned his second straight late model triumph at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on Saturday.

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.

 

 

MSCS TO COMPETE TWICE IN INDIANA THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 11TH & 12TH

Haubstadt, IN - August 8, 2017 - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be racing at the Shadyhill Speedway near Medaryville, IN and at the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN, on Friday night August 11th and Saturday night August 12th. These two races will complete the schedule for the series in August. It is time to begin the season countdown and it begins with this upcoming race at Shadyhill Speedway. There are just five races left on the season schedule. It is 5 - 4 in August, then 3 - 2 in September, and the finally - 1 - in October! Shadyhill Speedway is a 1/4 mile semi banked oval and Lincoln Park Speedway is a 5/16th mile high banked facility. The Shadyhill appearance is the first ever at the track for the MSCS Sprints. Billy Alger is the promoter there. The race the next night at Lincoln Park Speedway commemorates an August date in 2011 that the MSCS series made its return to Putnamville. The Series has appeared on Joe Spiker’s track schedule 20 exciting times since. The feature winner will receive $2,000 on Friday and $3,000 on Saturday. Drivers will be shooting for a max of $5,000 of feature prize money. Both shows pay $200 to start the feature. MSCS last raced at Lincoln Park Speedway on July 1st of this year. The winner of the $3,000 that night was Kevin Thomas Jr. Thomas just won the Hoosier Sprint Nationals this past weekend at Tri-State Speedway. Both those victories were in his familiar 9K sprinter! A.J. Hopkins won the August “Return to” event at Lincoln Park Speedway last season. A.J. also won the feature when MSCS raced at Putnamville in May this season. Other previous “Return to Putnamville” winners include Brady Short (twice), Robert Ballou, Kyle Cummins, and Casey Shuman. The MSCS season points standings have changed based on the August 5th results. Brady Short now leads in the title chase. He now has a slight lead over Carson Short who experienced an unfortunate accident during the Hoosier Sprint Nationals. Rookie drivers are also looking at the upcoming Countdown Races for opportunities to advance their goal of becoming the next MSCS Rookie of the Year. Shadyhill Speedway will certainly present a neutral site to compete at. Kendall Ruble of Vincennes, IN, leads the pack of seven rookies with a count of 335 points. Ben Knight is just 35 points back. Stephen Schnapf and Garrett Aitken are aggressively moving up in the standings to also become contenders! Shadyhill Speedway is located 8 miles south of North Judson, IN. The track can be reached by using State Route 39 to reach 10554 County Road W 300 N. Hot laps are at 7 P.M. with racing to follow. The Friday night event should give fans an added opportunity to attend a track that usually races on Saturday and see the 410 MSCS Non-Wing Sprints plus fireworks! Lincoln Park Speedway is located along West U.S. Hwy. 40 at Putnamville, IN. Racing begins at 7 P.M. Hot laps and group qualifying are set to happen at 6 P.M. Drivers are reminded that the pill draw will close at 5:15 P.M. All times are E.D.T.

The current TOP TEN in the 2017 Hoosier Tire MSCS Points Standings are as listed below. 1 Brady Short_____628 2 Carson Short____ 625 3 Brandon Mattox__458 4 Kyle Cummins___449 5 Kent Schmidt____396 6 Robert Ballou____368 7 Donny Brackett___367 8 Dakota Jackson___357 9 Jarett Andretti____351 10 Brandon Morin___351 Provided as News and Information for the Midwest Sprint Car Series.

 

 

Red Hawk Casino championship point race 14 on tap at Placerville Speedway this Saturday Vintage T-shirt night at the races to be held

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – August 8, 2017…An exciting four-division program will be presented this Saturday August 12 at the Placerville Speedway, which also doubles as the final tune-up prior to next week’s prestigious Mark Forni Classic.

This Saturday is also “Vintage T-shirt Night” at the races, so be sure and break out all your old racing tees. The three best throwback shirts from 1999 or before, worn during the night, will each win a $25 gift card for the concession stand.

Overall the evening of competition marks Red Hawk Casino championship point race number 14 and the start of just three races to go before champions are crowned at the quarter-mile.

Following last Saturday’s event Visalia’s Steven Tiner has overtaken the point lead with the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars going into this weekend. Tiner captured a pair of wins in July and has used solid consistency recently to climb atop the ladder in search of his first Placerville Speedway title.

After leading much of the season four-time track champion Greg Decaires now sits unofficially four-markers back in second. The Elk Grove veteran has two victories this season as well and looks to find the early season mojo with just a few races left. Placerville’s Jimmy Trulli, Fair Oak’s Jake Morgan and Citrus Height’s DJ Freitas round out the top-five in the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 standings.

More drivers expected this weekend will include Mike Benson, Sean Becker, Tony Gualda, Justin Johnson, Mike Cook, Cody Fendley, Kirt Organ and others.

Matt Michelli continues to lead the Ltd. Late Model standings and will be gunning for his eighth win of 2017 on Saturday. The Live Oak racer has dominated the action over recent months. More drivers expected in action this weekend looking to stop the domination will include Ray Trimble, Mike and Tyler Lightfoot, Eddie Gardner, Ken Michelli, Tim Tilford and others.

Going into Saturday Jason Palmer has unofficially taken over the point lead, following a third-place finish last week, coupled with a dnf suffered by Dan Jinkerson. Everyone is looking to stop the red-hot Orville Owens however, who has captured the last three main events. Additional drivers looking to punch their ticket into victory lane come Saturday will include Nick Baldwin, Scott and Rick Grunert, Chris Van Roekel and more.

The Mini Truck division also returns to action on Saturday. Ted Ahart has claimed three wins so far this year, while Derek Boarman has one win to his credit.

Adult tickets this Saturday will cost $15, while seniors 62 plus and juniors 12-15 will be $13, 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. A happy hour will be offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand.

Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5pm, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust qualifying scheduled to begin around 5:30pm and heat races expected to fire-off around 6:30pm.

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 9200 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.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday August 12: Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks

Saturday August 19: 12th annual Mark Forni Classic $5,000-to-win: Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, NCDCA Dwarf Cars

Friday August 25: Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards and C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour

 

 

FIRST-EVER NCRA SPRINT CAR BANDITS EVENT at ROSE BOWL SPEEDWAY - SAT. AUG. 12th!

Winona, TX (08/08/17) by DarinShort.com. Officials from the Rose Bowl Speedway (RBS) and the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series presented by Blaine's Motor Supply are pleased to announce a big night of Sprint Car racing, set for Saturday August 12th at 7pm.

An excellent competitor purse of $2,000 to win and $300 to start is in place. Joining the 360 C.I. fuel injected winged Sprint Cars will be the RBS racing divisions: Hot Stocks, Factory Stocks, FW & RW Drive 4-Cylinders, plus Limited Modifieds.

Fans can expect a great field of top Sprint Car teams from throughout the region, with drivers such as: Justin Melton, Zane Lawrence, Michael Lang, Colby Estes, Michelle Melton, Tucker Doughty, Chance McCrary, Junior Jenkins, Chase Parson, Cody Stacy, Brad Welborn, Chad Wilson, Steve McMackin, Brad Queen, Claud Estes III, Dalton Stevens, Dustin Gates, Gary Floyd, DJ Estes...plus several more 'invaders' will round out the field, as there are no other 360C.I. sprint car events within 200 miles of RBS on August 12th.

Since this is the first SCB event at RBS, it is important for area sprint car drivers to be aware of the SCB rules, and how simple it is to participate in the series. So here are some quick, top-line notes:

- There is no Series license, registration or entry fee due from sprint car teams to the SCB.

- Car rules are very similar to your existing area 360C.I. sprint rules. However the Series does have very strict wing angle rules and rear tire rules, which are all posted at the series site. All SCB rules will be enforced, so drivers need to read the posted rules prior to arriving at the track.

- All sprint cars 360C.I. and under must abide by all SCB posted rules - especially regarding wing angle rules, rear tire rules and weight rules. In turn, all sprint cars participating that are 360C.I. and under will be treated the same regarding draw in, line ups, payback; etc.

- We recommend that drivers new to the SCB for this event contact the series director, Steve Lang, prior to race day simply as a 411 and to field any questions you may have.

SPRINT CAR BANDITS A-FEATURE PAYBACK (25 Laps): $2,000 - 1,000 - 600 - 500 - 400 (5th) - 390 - 380 - 370 - 360 - 350 (10th) - 340 - 330 - 320 - 310 - 300...to start! All NQ or Non-Starters receive $100. Standard SCB rules and procedures are in effect. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series rules - which will be enforced, as always. There is a $15 draw fee due at sign in. No entry fee or membership fee. Any SCB non-qualifier or non-starter will receive $100.

Rose Bowl Speedway's address is 18151 FM 1252 W. Winona, Texas, TX 75792. The track phone is 903-326-DIRT. Take exit 571B off of I-20 (either direction), then head East on the I-20 Frontage Road (on the south side of I-20) for about 2 miles until you come to a stop sign (Brooks Lane, CR 3100). Turn north (left) at the stop sign and head north about 1/4 mile and the track entrance will be just slightly to the west/left. To connect with RBS online for additional track information, click www. etxrosebowl.com or go to Facebook and search 'Rose Bowl Speedway.'

General Adult grandstand admission is $15, with kids 6-11 $5, ages 5 and under free. Seniors, Military and 1st Responders are $7. The Pit Area opens at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm, Draw closes at 5:45 and Racing at 7pm.

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 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 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.

Sprint car teams in the area are quickly figuring out that between the Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) restricted wing angle rule and rear tire rules that they are able to be in more control of 'driving' their cars - while saving a lot of money on tire expense.

2016 SCB runner-up in series points, Junior Jenkins comments: "We are a budget conscious team, and since we started racing with the Sprint Car Bandits at the beginning of last year, we have noticed a sizable difference in our net nightly cost vs. earnings, and it has helped keep us on the track. Plus I feel it has substantially closed the gap in the competition, giving more drivers a fighting chance."

That rules package certainly has the vote of many of the drivers in 2017, as 49 teams have already competed in the SCB in the first four events of the season (there have been four rainouts as well).

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 fans getting to see quality 360 C.I. 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!

As of 8/8/17, here are the remaining SCB events scheduled for 2017:

8-12-17 Rose Bowl Speedway, Tyler, TX (Saturday, $2,000/win and $300/start)

8-25-17 Wichita Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX (Friday, $2,000/win and $325/start)

8-26-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Saturday, $2,000/win and $300/start)

9-16-17 Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX (Saturday, $2,000/win and $300/start)

9-30-17 LoneStar Speedway Kilgore, TX (Saturday, minimum $2,000/win and $300/start)

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Saturday August 12th when the Sprint Car Bandits bring their high powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars to the 3/8 mile Rose Bowl Speedway near Winona, Texas!

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (August 8, 2017) - Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is getting prepped for SOD’s “Hot August Michigan Weekend,” the first of two consecutive two-day weekends that will have a major impact on not only the SOD season championship, but all three of the season’s mini-series also.

On Friday, SOD rolls into Hartford Motor Speedway for the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan third race of the four-race series. Chad Blonde was the winner of the first two King of Michigan races and has a commanding KoM point lead over Steve Irwin, Thomas Schinderle, Chris Gurley, and Gregg Dalman.

Saturday, SOD moves on to the Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash championship race and 4th annual Butler Bash at Butler Motor Speedway. Ryan Ruhl leads the Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash points over Jay Steinebach, Chad Blonde, Thomas Schinderle, and Joe Swanson.

2001 SOD champion Steve Irwin leads SOD championship points going into this weekend followed by The Perfit Corporation leading SOD series rookie contender Thomas Schinderle, two-time SOD champion Gregg Dalman, 2016 XYZ Machining Sportsman of the Year Mark Aldrich, and The Perfit Corporation SOD series rookie contender Chris Jones.

Full SOD championship, King Engine Bearings King of Michigan, Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash, and MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge points are all posted on the Sprints On Dirt website.

Once this weekend is over, competitors will have to quickly get ready for the “Michigan MegaWeekend” on August 18th for the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge championship at the Manistee County Fairgrounds and August 19th for the Allstar Performance Open Wheel Spectacular at Merritt Speedway. The Merritt race will be SOD’s milestone 900th race.

Check out King Engine Bearings at www.kingbearings.com and Hartford Speedway at www.hartfordspeedway.net. Get to know Driven Racing Oil at http://www.drivenracingoil.com and Butler Motor Speedway, go to www.butlerspeedway.net.

For more information about Engine Pro go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. The full 2017 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, current news, and other information are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Season Sportsman & Crew Chief Sponsor). 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.

 

 

News From The Eastern Museum Of Motor Racing Preserving America’s Motor Sports Heritage

August 8, 2017

The 43rd Eastern Museum of Motor Racing Convention Begins On August 11

York Springs, Pa. – The 43rd Eastern Museum of Motor Racing Annual Convention begins this Friday, August 11th. The event, honoring racing’s past, will end on Sunday afternoon.

This year’s convention will honor the late Harry Fletcher. Fletcher had many notable drivers throughout his racing career including Diz Dean, Johnny Grum, Stevie Smith, Sr., Harry’s son, Bobby Fletcher, and grandson, Cody. In 1997, he was named Adams County Farmer of the Year.

Friday, from 1 to 3 p.m. there will be a roundtable discussion with the convention Grand Marshalls, Joe Heisler, Jr. and Joe Heisler, III. The topic will be “Racing in the 40s and 50s”. Both the Heislers served on the EMMR Board and still contribute to the organization.

On Saturday and Sunday afternoon the restored cars will take part in exhibition racing around the historic Latimore Valley Speedway. The Inliners International will also have a display.

Sunday morning will be the membership meeting, and the introduction of our Grand Marshalls followed by a tribute to Harry Fletcher and his family.

Saturday, August 12th, is our annual Cruise-In Night at the museum from 3 to 8 p.m. There will be food, music, raffles, special games, awards, and a cash award. A plaque will be awarded to the first 100 participants. There is a registration fee of $10.00 and pre-registration fee of $8.00. There will be a door grand prize drawing worth $100 sponsored by Credit Connection Auto Sales for the pre-registered cars. The rain date for the cruise will be on Sunday, Aug 13th from 3-8 p.m.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will be open during the convention. Parking is free at the museum and at the fairground.

On Sunday, August 20, the museum will host the monthly roundtable discussion. This month the topic will be the career of racing great Tommy Hinnershitz. Hinnershitz, from Oley, Pennsylvania, raced Big Cars and Midgets, his career leading to Hinnershitz’s participation in the Indianapolis 500.

For more information and tours contact us at: eaglespoint97@yahoo.com.

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.

 

 

Watts Earns Silver Dollar Speedway Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA: With an extended break in the King of the West schedule currently taking place, Sean Watts and his Watts Rolfe Speed-Sports team made a rare appearance at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA and finished in the 10th spot.

“Our night got started off okay, but in the feature event I got off to a slow start,” Watts said. “I got going okay towards the end of the race and we managed to finish 10th.”

Timing the Grizzly Coolers/Schaeffer Racing Oil/Rolfe Construction backed No. 98 entry in seventh fastest in qualifying time trials, Watts would find himself on the front row of his heat race.

Lined up alongside Bud Kaeding, Watts would finish in the second position and earn a berth in the nightly redraw.

Pulling the five pill, Watts would take the green flag from the third for the 25-lap “A” main event. On a tacky surface, Watts would struggle to get going as he car would appear to be on the tight side.

Losing a few positions, Watts would search around the lighting quick ¼ mile looking find a groove that would work for him. Changing lines, Watts would settle into position as he ran inside the Top-10.

Battling with Kalib Henry and Chas Majdic in the final laps, Watts would end up Friday night with a 10th place finish.

“We needed to be better at the start of the race, and that really hurt us,” Watts noted. “With the track was you could not afford to give up positions like we did so it is just something for us to work on.”

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

ON TAP: Watts will be out of the sprint car for a few weeks as the King of the West Series will now be off until August 26th at Petaluma Speedway.

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

 

 

Sean Becker Second at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- For the second Friday night in a row, Sean Becker came away with a second place finish after a hard fought feature event at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

“We were able to time in fastest in time trials which was a great feeling,” Sean Becker said. “We are getting better every week, and it was a really fun race to take part in.”

Timing the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch Hay, Inc. backed No. 75 machine in fastest in time trials, ‘The Shark would work his way forward to finish third in his heat race.

Pulling the three pill in the redraw, the Roseville, CA driver would line up in the second row of the 25-lap feature event.

On what was a tricky racing surface, Becker would find him self spending much of the race in an exciting battle with Andy Forsberg and Bud Kaeding, as they jockeyed for position on the podium.

Able to hold on to the second position, Becker would continue to fend off the challenges from his fierce competitors. Able to keep the two decorated drivers at bay, Becker would accept the checkered flag in the second spot for the second consecutive week.”

“It was a really fun battle with Andy (Forsberg) and Bud (Kaeding),” Becker said. “We are all happy to come away with another second place finish.”

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-25, Wins- 3, Top 5’s- 18, Top 10’s- 20

ON TAP: The Menne Motorsports team will be off this weekend before returning to action on August 18th back in Chico, CA.

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/.

 

 

DJ Netto Scores Two Top-Five’s Over the Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting both a 410 and 360 race in over the weekend, DJ Netto ran well on both nights as he finished fifth on Friday night in Chico, CA and fourth on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

“It was a weekend we really needed,” DJ Netto said. “We were pretty good with both the 360 and the 410, and that is good with some big races coming up for both divisions.”

Traveling to Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night in Chico, CA, Netto would time the famed Tri C Motorsports No. 3c sprinter in second fastest in qualifying time trials before running third in his heat race.

With the track staying fast most of the night, Netto would be a little on the snug side in the feature event as he took the green flag from the fourth starting position.

Battling with drivers like Andy Forsberg, Sean Becker, and Bud Kaeding, Netto would run hard on the quick ¼ mile. When the 25-lapper came to a close, Netto took the checkered flag with a fifth place finish.

Moving on to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for 360 action, Netto would again time in well as he timed the Tri C Manufacturing/Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain entry in third quickest in time trials.

On another fast surface, Netto would finish fourth in his heat race and move into the night’s 25-lap feature event where he would line up in the sixth spot. With the track tricky in one and two as some ruts had developed, Netto seemed to figure out how to maneuver around them well as he battled in the lead pack.

Fighting with the likes of Justin Sanders, and Sean Becker much of the race, Netto looked like he would have something for a podium finish.

A late restart would see him work up to third, but an impending yellow would negate his pass. The final restart would see Netto make a bid for fourth, but he would take evasive action as a competitor wheelied up alongside of him before he was able to clear him and race to a fourth place finish.

“Saturday night was the best I felt at Placerville Speedway, and it was nice to get a Top-Five,” Netto said. “We had a shot for an even better finish but there was a caution that negated our pass. Overall it was nice to get two good finishes for this team.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-43, Wins-3, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-25

ON TAP: DJ Netto and the Tri-C Motorsports team are set to travel to Ocean Speedway on Friday night to take part in the Johnny Key Classic with the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster.

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

 

 

Carrick Eighth In First Belleville Midget Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: Reuniting with the Keith Kunz Motorsports team after a couple weeks racing back home in California, Tanner Carrick continued his rookie campaign with the USAC National Midget Series by picking up an eighth place finish during his first Belleville Midget Nationals.

“Belleville was a cool place for sure,” Carrick said. “It is a way different style of racing, but fortunately I was there with a team that did everything to help me acclimate.”

Friday night the famed Belleville Midget Nationals kicked off and Carrick would open his weekend up by timing the TRD/Curb Records/Walker Performance Filtration backed No. 71k midget in 10th quickest in time trials.

Picking up a third place finish in his heat race, Carrick would move into the feature event where he lined up in the fifth row for the 25-lap feature event on the big ½ mile speedway.

A surface that maintained moisture saw the surface stay relatively narrow for the early goings of the race, and Carrick would settle into the 11th spot as he battled with Jerry Coons, Jr. and Terry Goodwin.

25-laps clicked off in a hurry, and Carrick would end the night in 11th and set his sights on Saturday night’s finale.

Running second in his heat race to teammate, Spencer Bayston, the Lincoln, CA pilot would move into the Pole Dash where a sixth place finish lined him up in the third row for the 40th running of the Belleville Midget Nationals.

A slick and wide surface would be presented to the field on this night, and Carrick would adapt as he ran the high, scary side of the speedway right along the Belleville Highbanks rail.

Turning in smooth laps while battling with some of the sports top drivers, Carrick would come away with an eighth place finish when the checkered was shown to the field.

Carrick and company were also in action earlier in the week competing in Nebraska and Beloit, KS.

Tuesday night, Carrick would open the action at Jefferson County Speedway up by timing in 12th quickest in time trials before racing to a third place finish in his heat race. Moving into the 40-lap feature, Carrick would kick the busy week off with a 13th place finish during the Tuesday night Thunder event.

Wednesday night the scene shifted to Solomon Valley Raceway, where Carrick would get off to a quick start as he timed in eighth quickest in Pro Source qualifying.

Running fourth in his heat race, Carrick would go onto to record an eighth place finish during the 30-lap Chad McDaniel Memorial feature event.

“I really have to thank this entire Keith Kunz Motorsports team for everything they do for me,” Carrick added. “They work extremely hard, and it definitely pays off.”

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 and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team will now head East for a four race tour in Pennsylvania that kicks off Sunday night at Susquehana Speedway. Monday night the series travels to Path Valley Speedway Park, Tuesday night they take to Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, before the Thursday night finale at Linda’s Speedway.

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

 

 

Gualda Picks Up Hard Fought Top-10 at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tony Gualda and C&M Motorsports worked hard all night on Saturday. Going out early in time trials on a track that got better as the session moved along, Gualda would ultimately charge from the 17th starting position and come away with a ninth place finish.

“We went out pretty early in time trials, which wasn’t ideal as the track continued to get better,” Gualda said. “My guys continued to work on our car as the track stayed pretty fast and we ended up getting a Top-10.”

Timing the PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness/Moorefield Construction No. 7C machine in 18th quickest in time trials, Gualda would advance from fifth to fourth in his heat race and earn a direct transfer to the feature event.

With the track continuing to hold moisture and stay hooked up, the C&M Motorsports team went to work on their KPC Chassis in preparations for the 25-lap feature event.

Lining up in the 17th starting position on the ‘Cowboy Up’ type surface, the Hollister, CA youngster proved to be up for the challenge as he fought hard from the ninth row.

Laying down the hammer aboard the Pacific Highway Rentals/PT Shocks/51 Fifty Energy machine, Gualda would take advantage of a couple of timely restarts as he worked forward.

Getting into the Top-10 late, Gualda would take the checkered flag in the ninth position.

“I really have to thank the guys for continuing to work on this newer car,” Tony Gualda said. “I think we all left Saturday night happy with the direction we are heading, and hopefully now we can just work on the little adjustments and fine tune it.”

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 and Tony Gualda will be back in action Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-27, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-14.

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

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Tiner Takes Home Top Five From Placerville Speedway; Tightens Championship Battle

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the point season at Placerville Speedway entering its home stretch, Steven Tiner tightened the battle up on Saturday night as he brought home a hard fought fifth place finish.

“Saturday night was pretty tricky,” Steven Tiner said. “The track was pretty cowboy up so you had to really be on your toes. We led early, battled hard in the Top-Three before a huge wheel stand on a late restart dropped us back to fifth.”

Timing the Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Deli Delicious backed No. 94 entry in 14th quickest in qualifying time trials, the Visalia, CA resident would race his way to a heat race win and earn a spot in the redraw.

Pulling the four pill, Tiner would line up in the second row of the 25-lap affair. Getting a great start, Tiner would jump into the second position as he hounded early leader, Colby Copeland.

Getting into the lead following a lap three restart, Tiner would look very strong out front as he fended off Michael Kofoid as he maneuvered around the hooked up and rough Placerville Speedway surface.

Surrendering the top spot on the 16th circuit, Tiner would find himself in a hard fought battle with Justin Sanders for the second spot, and would end up slipping back to third just before the caution flew on the 21st lap.

The ensuring restart would see Tiner pull a massive wheel stand and it would result in him falling back to the fifth spot where he would end up taking the checkered flag.

“We just need to be a little bit better when it stays that fast,” Tiner said. “Overall we ran well, and had a good finish, so we will keep working at it and continue to try and run up front.”

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-28, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-18

ON TAP: Tiner will return to action on Saturday night in Placerville, CA for another night of championship point racing.

 

 

Justyn Cox Scores Second Cottage Grove Win of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making the trip back to Cottage Grove Speedway as part of the first Summer Thunder Series event in the state of Oregon, Justyn Cox made it another first as he became the first Californian to win with the series by way of his Friday night triumph.

“Cottage Grove Speedway is always a blast and I am really excited we were able to get back up there over the weekend and get a win,” Cox said. “We were really fast both nights, and charged from 11th to second on Saturday night.”

Cox opened the weekend up on Friday night by timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex No. 31c entry in fifth quickest in time trials before racing to a second place finish during heat race competition.

Drawing the three in the feature event redraw, Cox would take the green flag in the third starting position. Getting a great start, the Clarksburg, CA driver would race his way into the lead on lap three after a battle with Trevor Cook.

With a trio of stoppages slowing his pace, Cox would not let the stoppages break his rhythm as he would remain strong out front and race his way to his second win of the season at the ¼ mile facility and his fourth overall in 2017.

Back at it on Saturday night, Cox would go out last for time trials but would still turn in a good lap he ended up putting the PM Truck Repair/Justice Brothers/K&N machine 11th on the speed chart before winning his heat race.

Not qualifying for the redraw on this night, Cox would take the green flag from the sixth row. Continuing to show off a very strong car to the northwest contingent, Cox would find himself up in sixth spot in the first five laps of the feature event.

Continuing to make up ground and put his car wherever he needed, Cox ran in the third spot when the caution was displayed on the 14th lap.

Chasing after the lead duo of Henry Van Dam and Eric Fisher, Cox would try to use the top to reel them in but as he lost ground he would drop back to the bottom.

Getting into traffic the leaders would be forced to move around, and Cox would be there to take advantage, as he was able to ride the bottom groove to the second spot where he would finish.

“We had a really good car on Saturday night and I think we were definitely good enough to win, but coming from the sixth row you really need all the breaks to go your way and we just got held up in traffic there at the end a little,” Cox added. “We have a good thing going right now, and I am hoping we can get back to CA this weekend and run well at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.”

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-36, Wins-4, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-22

ON TAP: After several weeks away from racing in CA, Cox makes his return on Saturday night as he is scheduled to compete in Placerville, CA on Saturday.

 

 

$100,000 TO WIN SPRINT CAR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SET FOR 2018

April 27th/28th Mansfield to host one of the biggest dirt races in the world

MANSFIELD,OH. — Mansfield Motor Speedway has entered one of their biggest weekends of the year, as the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals will take place this weekend on Friday August 11th and Saturday August 12th . Teams will start moving in on Thursday August 10th for the optional practice night. Tickets for the weekend event are on sale now and can be purchased online in advance before race day for a chance to save $5 per ticket ($10 both days) at www.MansfieldMotorSpeedway.com/Tickets In what is already a big weekend for Mansfield Motor Speedway, the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals weekend just got BIGGER with Mansfield Motor Speedway breaking news.

On April 27th and 28th 2018 Mansfield Motor Speedway will host one of the biggest dirt races in the world with the inaugural “Sprint Car World Championship” an event paying an impressive $100,000 to the 410 Winged sprint car event race winner. The weekend will have preliminary features on Friday which help set the format for Saturdays massive event. Additionally a non-qualifiers race will be hosted for teams not making the Sprint Car World Championship main event on Saturday. More information regarding the event will continue to be put together and released throughout the remainder of the year but one special note relevant to this weekends Great Lakes Dirt Nationals is already known.

The top 3 finishers of the $15,000 to Win Great Lakes Dirt Nationals main event will be locked into the Sprint Car World Championship next April with provisional starting spots, certainly something teams will be keeping closely in mind this Saturday at Mansfield Motor Speedway.

“We are excited to take on phase 2 of Mansfield Motor Speedway’s #BACKTODIRT movement and continue making Mansfield Motor Speedway a “Motorsports Destination” as we have always said was important to us and was the overall goal. This year has been about establishing ourselves, learning some things, what to do, what not to do, gather useful information and then take the next step in the process…we are at that point now. The announcement of this race for next year is a big example of what this venue can and should be used for” Said President, Cody Sommer. “Adding those Provisionals to this weekends race is our way of saying thank you to teams supporting Mansfield Motor Speedway and we are excited to see what drivers lock themselves into the Sprint Car World Championship next year” Sommer added.

This season, Mansfield Motor Speedway has spent a lot of time establishing itself, developing different areas and processes along the way and has shown major improvement every time the gates open. It has seen large crowds, great racing and a diverse group of competitors and fans. However, Sommer indicates there are still many things he wants to do at Mansfield and does not intend on settling anytime soon.

“I have a big picture in mind for this place (Mansfield Motor Speedway) and have every reason to believe that what we are doing is getting us closer and closer to that vision being reality. We certainly have some things we are going to continue to work on but it is all necessary and part of the process. A lot of these things have either already started or we are in the process of starting. For next April (Sprint Car World Championship) we will be developing specific camping lots and parking spots, hillside seating in turns 1 and 2, Overflow parking, various roadways on property amongst many other things” Said Sommer. “We have a special project that we are working on for the back stretch at the track that will certainly set us apart from any other track in the country and provide fans an exclusive and unique experience down our back straight away”

Additional information regarding the April 27th/28th Sprint Car World Championship will be released soon and made available to both teams and fans.

 

 

World of Outlaws return to River Cities Speedway for 2nd Leg of the Northern Tour on August 18

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — August 7, 2017 — The 2nd Leg of the Northern Tour Presented by American Tire Service Inc. for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., is just around the corner on Friday, August 18. Earlier this season, David Gravel was victorious at the high-banked bullring for the first time in his career with the Outlaws.

Gravel inherited the lead on the fifth lap, when pole sitter and early leader Jacob Allen got into the wall and upside down off turn four. Gravel would trade the top spot with Kerry Madsen twice in the middle stages of the race en route to taking the win in the 40-lapper. Madsen ended up second, with North Dakota native Donny Schatz in third, Brad Sweet fourth and Joey Saldana fifth.

Last year, Schatz swept both legs of the Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway. In June of 2016, he took the lead from Logan Schuchart on lap-21 and would stay out front for the remainder of the 40-lap contest. In August of 2016, Schatz started on the pole and led all 40 laps to become the first driver ever to lead flag-to-flag in a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race at River Cities Speedway. Schatz is the winningest driver with the series at the track with eight victories, including in five of the last seven races.

Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, has won once at River Cities Speedway, with that victory coming in 2014. Pittman recently picked up his first win of the season at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Missouri, which is a high-banked bullring, similar to River Cities Speedway.

Leading the way into River Cities Speedway again this year is Schatz, who has 15 wins this season and holds the series point lead. Brad Sweet is currently second in the standings and has won four races this season. Sweet leads the series in top-10 finishes. Gravel is currently third in the standings on the strength of 12 wins. The 25-year-old is also near the top of the leaderboard in top-10 and top-five finishes.

Pittman is currently fourth in points, with Shane Stewart just behind him in fifth. Jason Johnson is sixth in the standings, followed by rookie Sheldon Haudenschild in seventh, Kraig Kinser in eighth, Schuchart in ninth and Jason Sides in 10th.

Paul McMahan, who is just outside of the top-10 in points, has been one of the most consistent drivers at River Cities Speedway over the years, with 12 top-10 finishes in 15 starts, including a runner-up finish in 2015, as he chases his first win at the track.

Greg Wilson, the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, earned a top-10 finish in June at River Cities Speedway.

Jac Haudenschild will be making his first visit to River Cities Speedway since 2012. The Hall of Famer will be piloting the No. 17 machine for the Stenhouse Jr. Wood Racing team. That car finished fifth at River Cities Speedway back in June with Joey Saldana behind the wheel. Haudenschild has six top-10 finishes in seven starts at the track, including a runner-up finish in the series inaugural event at River Cities in 2007.

Jacob Allen won the Craftsman Club Dash at River Cities Speedway in June to earn the pole position for the 40-lap contest. The second generation driver led the first four laps, before contact with the turn four wall ended his night.

Clyde Knipp, the youngest full-time driver on tour with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, raced in his first A-Feature at River Cities back in June, picking up nine positions in the 40-lap contest.

Brent Marks, a rookie contender from Pennsylvania, finished eighth in his River Cities Speedway debut back in June.

Prior to the event at River Cities Speedway, American Tire Service Inc. will host a Meet & Greet, with a Ticket Giveaway on Race Day, Friday, August 18, from 12-2 p.m. at their location on Gateway Drive, across from the track, featuring Greg Wilson, driver of the Hercules Tires No. w20 car.

Tickets for the 2nd Leg of the Northern Tour Presented by American Tire on Friday, August 18 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling 815-344-2023. Tickets can also be purchased at the River Cities Speedway track office, area ticket outlets and at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

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Hirst Repeats at Silver Dollar Speedway

8/7/2017- The Roth Motorsports/Kyle Hirst duo were victorious for the second weekend in a row at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California.

Hirst drove his Roth Enterprise/HR Livestock entry to victory lane on Friday night. Starting the evening off with a sixth place qualifying effort, Hirst went on to win his heat race. Lining up the 83 machine outside row #1 for the A-Main event, Hirst took the lead exiting Turn 2 on Lap 1. Hirst led all but one lap during the 25 lap feature, earning his 9th win of the season at the 1/4 mile bullring

Saturday evening did not go as well for the Roth/Hirst team as a crash in the heat race ended their night early at Placerville Speedway.

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 the Johnny Key Classic with the Civil War Sprints at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA on Saturday night.

SEASON STATS: Races: 41, Wins: 9, Top 5’s: 28, Top 10’s: 35

**Photo credit: RCM Design

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Twitter: @RothMotorsports

You can keep up with Kyle Hirst by following him on Twitter @KyleHirstRacing.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Madsen Finish Second During Capitani Classic

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 7, 2017) - Kerry Madsen feels confident heading into the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store.

The Big Game Motorsports driver enters the marquee event, which is held this Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, with momentum after a runner-up result during the Capitani Classic on Sunday evening.

"I'm looking forward to it," he said. "The car is fast so I'm looking forward to seeing what we can do."

Madsen and the Muddy sponsored team opened the Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway by setting quick time during qualifying for their third consecutive race. That was a huge advantage for Madsen as 69 competitors were on hand for the final tune-up before the Knoxville Nationals.

"When you have that many cars the format is always going to be tough," he said. "To get a good time to set you up just to make the A Main is huge."

Madsen advanced from fourth to third place during a heat race to lock into the $5,000-to-win Greenland Homes Pole Shuffle, which he won to start the main event on the pole.

"I wasn't quick enough at the start of the race," he said. "The middle stage of the race we pushed pretty hard. I started catching the leader in traffic. We just needed a bit more speed."

Madsen dropped to third early in the main event before advancing to a runner-up result. It marked his fourth second-place finish of the season at Knoxville Raceway, where he will tackle sprint car racing's biggest event this week.

"You have to get through that qualifying night and come out with some reasonable amount of points," he said. "Then you can say now we have a chance."

Madsen has made the Knoxville Nationals A Main each of the last four seasons and he's started in the first two rows the last three years. He placed a career-best second in 2015 after notching a third-place result in 2014.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 6 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Pole Shuffle: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (1).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 6 wins, 22 top fives, 33 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 38 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

Established in 1977 in Windom, Minn., Big Game Treestands® has grown to be a leading company in the outdoor industry. Big Game Treestands® offers a Rock Solid™ line of field tested, safety certified above TMA requirements, welded steel stands & free standing elevated platforms that gives you not only a safe and extremely sturdy vantage point, but also reliable all-day comfort at a great value. Large, non-slip standing platforms, top-notch fastening systems, and our innovative pinned, sleeved ladder sections provide the Rock Solid ™ stance, twist free climbing, and all around silence that Big Game Treestands® is known for. Non-glare, powder coat finish keeps our products hidden from nature's wary eye.

For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2017.

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com .

 

 

Marquee Events and Close Points Battles Highlight Remainder of Season at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Aug. 7, 2017) - Jackson Motorplex will be dormant this weekend as the half-mile oval prepares for the remaining half-dozen events this season.

The dirt track will return to action on Saturday, Aug. 19, for KICD NIGHT presented by Billion Auto featuring 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods, Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks, Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc and the Late Model Street Stock Touring Series.

The Holiday Inn and Greenmill of Fairmont Night takes place on Aug. 25 and it sets the stage for a pair of doubleheaders in September that round out the 2017 season.

The Richard White Memorial presented by State Bank of Fairmont 410 Outlaw Sprints Cheaters Day featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour is Sept. 1-2 prior to the season-ending IMCA Jackson Nationals presented by Arnold Motor Supply on Sept. 22-23.

With only a handful of races remaining for each class, the championship points battles are coming down to the wire.

Mark Dobmeier holds a 56-point lead over Brooke Tatnell in the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store championship standings with Tim Kaeding only 63 points out of the lead and Matt Juhl 95 points behind Dobmeier.

Kaleb Johnson stands atop the Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints standings by 28 points over Brandon Geldner. Shane Fick is 33 points behind Johnson with Trevor Serbus 34 points back.

Mat Hollerich has a seven-point edge over Denny Anderson in the Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods standings. Don Gerritsen Jr. is 28 points out of the lead and Kelly Shryock is 29 points behind Hollerich.

Justin Luinenburg leads the Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks standings by a mere three points over D.J. Clinton with Ben Peterson 25 points behind Luinenburg and Corey Schreiber 54 points back.

Matthew Looft is five points ahead of Dan Paplow in the Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods standings. Jason Andrews is only seven points out of the top spot and Kyle Steuber is 13 points behind Looft.

UP NEXT -

Aug. 19 for KICD NIGHT presented by Billion Auto featuring 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods, Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks, Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc and the Late Model Street Stock Touring Series

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 .

 

 

NSA Series Features Close Points Battle Entering Electric City Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (Aug. 7, 2017) - The NSA Series reaches the midpoint of the 2017 season this weekend when Electric City Speedway hosts a doubleheader.

The bullring in Great Falls, Mont., will showcase the 360ci winged sprint car series on Friday and Saturday during the 360 Sprint Car Shootout.

J.J. Hickle has claimed the last three races under the NSA Series banner, including the most recent event at Electric City Speedway. Travis Rilat and points leader Casey Adams have also been victorious at Electric City Speedway this season.

Adams enters this weekend with a slim 34-point advantage over defending series champion Kelly Miller. Sean MacDonell is only 95 points out of the lead with David Miller 35 points behind MacDonell. Trever Kirkland has a 28-point edge over Hickle for fifth place in the championship standings.

The front gates will open at 6 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. both nights.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for senior citizens and students ages 13-years-old to 17-years-old each night. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get in free with a paying adult.

Street stocks and super stocks will also be in action on Friday and midwest modifieds and IMCA modifieds will compete on Saturday at Electric City Speedway.

2017 NSA SERIES FEATURE WINNERS -

J.J. Hickle - 3 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on July 14; BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 15 and Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on July 22); Travis Rilat - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20 and BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on June 17); and Casey Adams - 1 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 19)

UNOFFICIAL NSA SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (Through 6 Races) -

.1. 12-Casey Adams 1801; 2. 2jr-Kelly Miller 1767; 3. 9-Sean MacDonell 1706; 4. 16-David Miller 1671; 5. 37-Trever Kirkland 1463; 6. 3-J.J. Hickle 1425; 7. 00-Roger Cummings 1290; 8. 39c-Travis Rilat 1195; 9. 2-Kyle Evans 1052; 10. 31-Shane Moore 990; 11. 97-Matthew Dusseault 942; 12. 35m-Cody Masse 898; 13. 57C-Chris Schmelzle 840; 14. 1-Bill Boyce 834; 15. 3-Jordan Milne 777; 16. 38b-Brian Brown 759; 17. 36-Chevy Goodhope 740; 18. 140-Rob Orgar 716; 19. 6-Tom Watts 636; 20. 4-Bill Carey 538; 21. 23n-Phil Dietz 533; 22. 27DD-David Hoiness 325; 23. 24m-Rich Martin 314; 24. 33-Robert DeHaan 306; 25. 33X-Lance DeHaan 305; 26. 8jr-Skylar Gee 286; 27. 11-Marc Dupperon 283; 28. 23-Rick Tessmaker 262; 29. 66-Joey Dupperon 256; 30. 34-Johnny Wiersma 252; 31. 57-Ed Wiersma 240; 32. 72-Quentin Walker 239; 33. 14v-Kyle VanAlden 237; 34. 56-Ross Mathison 225; 35. 0-Cal Hawkes 220; 36. 25-Jason Cote 142; 37. 7-Jesse Dakus 52; 38. 1k-Gord Kynoch 51.

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., for the 360 Sprint Car Shootout

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSASeries

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

NORTH-AMERICAN SPEED ASSOCIATION -

The North-American Speed Association is a 360ci winged sprint car series that dates back to the mid-1990s. NSA Founder Mike Quigley, who is a former sprint car driver and the current owner at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., established the series to hold marquee events throughout the West Coast, Western Canada and Montana.

NORTHWEST CHALLENGE SERIES -

In a show of unity to grow winged sprint car racing in the Pacific Northwest and Central Montana, the Washington-based Summer Thunder Sprint Series has partnered with the Montana and Western Canada-based North-American Speed Association to create a special 11-race Northwest Challenge Series for teams in the Pacific Northwest, Central Montana and Western Canada.

TRACKS -

BMP SPEEDWAY (Billings, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track hosts weekly racing from the middle of May through late September. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

CASTROL RACEWAY (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track. It showcases weekly racing and special events from May through October. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.

CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR RACEWAY (Yakima, Wash.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile clay oval located at the Central Washington State Fairgrounds. The track only hosts special events each year.

DRAYTON VALLEY SPEEDWAY (Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track that was re-opened in 2016. For more information, visit http://www.DVSpeedway.com.

ELECTRIC CITY SPEEDWAY (Great Falls, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile oval that was built in the early 1950s. The facility showcases weekly events from late April until early September. For more information, visit http://www.ElectricCitySpeedway.com .

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY (Alger, Wash.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile track that was established in 1954. The oval puts on weekly events from April through September every season. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

 

 

Sides Nets Top-10 Finish in Pevely to Build Momentum Entering Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - PEVELY, Mo. (Aug. 7, 2017) - Jason Sides produced his 20th top-10 finish of the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last Friday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

Sides opened the first day of the doubleheader at the high-banked oval by qualifying 16th quickest. He then advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race to lock into the 12th starting position for the main event.

"The track was a bit different than it normally is," he said. "It actually took rubber and the bottom was dominant so there wasn't a lot of passing. We were able to pick up a couple of positions early and then as the rubber came in everybody was riding around the bottom."

Sides ended with a 10th-place finish.

The Ironman 55, which is the longest World of Outlaws race of the season, was rained out on Saturday and postponed to a date that hasn't been determined.

Sides heads into the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store this Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, with high hopes.

"It's the biggest race of the year and there's a lot of money on the line," he said. "Just making the Saturday night A Main is a tough challenge. We've done it before and it would be a big boost for our team to run well this week."

Sides has qualified for six Knoxville Nationals A Mains during his career with a best finish of 12th in 2010.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 4 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 10 (12).

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 21 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 44 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store

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, R.E. Enterprises, BR Motorsports, 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.

 

 

BMP Speedway Gearing Up for Mega Events to Wrap Up 2017 Season

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (Aug. 7, 2017) - BMP Speedway will be off this weekend as the 3/8-mile dirt oval prepares for a handful of marquee events to close the 2017 season.

Action returns on Aug. 19 when the night will feature WISSOTA late models, IMCA modifieds, WISSOTA midwest modifieds and the Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series.

BMP Speedway will then welcome the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series for the first time since 2008 on Aug. 26 for the Big Sky Brawl at Billings.

Track Championships Night will be held on Sept. 2 prior to the lone sand drags event of the season on Sept. 9.

The Dan Laber Memorial featuring the NSA Series 360ci winged sprint cars will invade BMP Speedway on Sept. 15-16 before the season will conclude on Sept. 22-23 with five of the regular classes competing both nights.

Each of the six main divisions have showcased a variety of winners this season.

Rod Lorenz has driven to a trio of WISSOTA midwest modifieds wins. Dennis Hurd has pocketed two triumphs with Marvin Gonzales, Cody Kuglin, Dan Wheeler, Eric Mass and Dayne Kocher each producing a victory.

Kelly Hample has three WISSOTA late model triumphs with David Smith earning two wins. Eddie Kirchoff, Mike McCord and Chris Dunn have each garnered one victory.

Cory Craver leads the way with six victories this season in the WISSOTA street stocks division. Devin Kenaston has a pair of triumphs with Troy Lorenz, Dwayne Fowler and Robert Petroff also scoring wins.

Jordan Tocci and Jeremy Meirhofer stand atop the WISSOTA super stocks class with three victories apiece. Jason George has earned two triumphs with Vance Lorenz also garnering a win.

Kirchoff has captured four IMCA modifieds triumphs. Travis Davis is a two-time winner with Stewart Hayward, Mierhofer and Kenny Baumann each recording a trip to Victory Lane.

Hurd and Bill Carey both have a pair of Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series victories with Shane Moore also driving to a win.

Discounted tickets for the remaining events are available for purchase online at http://www.BMPSpeedway.com/schedule .

UP NEXT -

Aug. 19 featuring WISSOTA late models, IMCA modifieds, WISSOTA midwest modifieds and the Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

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

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

BMP SPEEDWAY -

BMP Speedway , also known as Billings Motorsports Park, is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval located in Billings, Mont. The track hosts weekly racing from early May through late September. The featured classes included WISSOTA late models, WISSOTA street stocks, WISSOTA midwest modifieds, WISSOTA super stocks, IMCA modifieds and Rocky Mountain Sprint Cars. The track will also welcome the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and NSA Series sprint cars in 2017 along with monster trucks and sand drags. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

 

 

Brent Marks will begin Knoxville Nationals run Thursday

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KNOXVILLE, IA (August 7, 2017) - In attempt to qualify for the nation’s premier sprint car event, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks will tackle the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Thursday, August 10; his qualifying night for the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals.

With a total purse nearing $1,000,000, the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals will headline action at the Sprint Car Capital of the World from Wednesday, August 9, until Saturday, August 12. Like many of the world’s finest sprint car aces, Marks will work to etch his name in sprint car racing history by snagging the $150,000 top prize up for grabs on Saturday evening.

The Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native is a recent Knoxville Nationals A-main qualifier, finishing 17th during the 50-lapper in 2015.

“We’ve been in this position before,” Marks said, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19. “I’ve been fortunate enough to qualify for the Knoxville Nationals A-main, so our goal is to do it again. It’s an experience of a lifetime.”

Brent Marks will enter the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals in the midst of his first ever season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The Rookie of the Year contender is currently 11th in the championship standings, earning 14 top-ten finishes thus far in 2017, one of which inside the top-five; charging from 15th to fourth on Friday, July 28, at Hartford (MI) Speedway.

“We’ve been having a solid season. Things haven’t been easy, but I’m proud of what we have been accomplishing,” Marks said. “I have a hard working team and I appreciate what they do for me. I wouldn’t be here without them. The plan is to make the most of this weekend and get ourselves in that A-main on Saturday night.”

During his most recent World of Outlaws start, Brent Marks finished 11th after starting 17th during the Ironman 55 preliminary at the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Friday, August 4.

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

New Brent Marks Racing merchandise is now available and can be found online via www.brentmarksracing.com, soon to be available on the road in the Shark Racing apparel 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.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park) 2017 WoO Stats: Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway - Unsanctioned) WoO Wins: N/A WoO Top-10s: 14 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

 

 

Brock Zearfoss back in victory lane; Great Lakes Dirt Nationals ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (August 7, 2017) - For the second time in 2017, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss “parked it” on the Port Royal Speedway victory lane stage, this time charging from the outside of row three during weekly competition on Saturday, August 5. Each of Zearfoss’ victories at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” have occurred during weekly action, now third in the track championship standings with only six sprint car appearances remaining on the 2017 schedule.

“This feeling will never get old,” Brock Zearfoss explained, 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. “We’ve been clicking at Port Royal all season. The consistency really speaks for itself. I don’t think the championship is completely out of reach. Not only do we have our eye on the title, but there are some big paying shows on the fall agenda. I want to pull back on that stage again every soon.”

With an upcoming break in the 2017 Port Royal Speedway schedule, the “Jonestown Jet” will utilize the time away from points racing and make the trek west to the Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. The state-of-the-art facility, recently making the transformation from asphalt to dirt, will host the inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals during the upcoming weekend, awarding $3,000 during preliminary action on Friday, August 11, followed by a $15,000-to-win finale on Saturday, August 12.

Zearfoss, now a three-time winner during main event competition in 2017, one of which against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Williams Grove Speedway, has yet to visit Mansfield Motor Speedway, but hopes to create a perfect first impression for his team, as well as his fans.

“We’re really excited to head west. We’ve heard a lot of great things,” Zearfoss said. “I know the promoter has been working really hard to put that place on the map. I’m pumped to have the opportunity to support one of their biggest events on the schedule.”

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.

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 3 (Port Royal Speedway x2)(Williams Grove Speedway - World of Outlaws)

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.

 

 

Caleb Armstrong will hunt $18,000 during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NEW CASTLE, IN (August 7, 2017) - In hopes of collecting a grand total of $18,000 in two days, the largest payday of his young career, Caleb Armstrong will continue his 2017 campaign with a visit to the Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. The inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals will headline competition at the state-of-the-art venue, awarding a $3,000 top prize on Friday, August 11, followed by a $15,000 finale on Saturday, August 12.

Armstrong, a full-time traveler on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions trail, will enter the weekend on a stretch of impressive finishes during 410 cubic inch competition, recently finishing fourth with the Ohio Sprint Car Series during the 19th Annual Freedom 40 at Atomic (OH) Speedway on Saturday, August 5. It was Armstrong’s lone start of the weekend, taking advantage of the break in the Arctic Cat All Star schedule.

“We’ve been excited to get back to Mansfield Motor Speedway ever since the All Stars were there earlier this season. We didn’t get to race the A-main because of the weather, but we still learned a ton about the place,” Armstrong said, pilot of the Baker Crop Insurance/Neal Metal Recycling/All-Star Performance/Armstrong Farms/No. 7C. “Things have been going pretty well for the us the last few weeks. Despite the big payday, this is more of a pressure free weekend for us; no Series points on the line, and a great way to test before we come back in October with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. I’m excited to get there.”

Caleb Armstrong will enter the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals as a prime contender, earning not only a top-five during a recent start at Atomic Speedway, but also logging a pair of top-ten finishes during his recent Arctic Cat All Star trek through the Empire State. The New Castle, Indiana, native has earned a total of 15 top-ten finishes thus far in 2017 during Arctic Cat All Star competition, six inside the top-five.

The Arctic Cat All Star schedule will not resume until Thursday, August 17, when “America’s Series” visits Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania; the first of four consecutive events in Central Pennsylvania.

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.

2017 Wins: N/A

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.

 

 

Danny Dietrich finishes eighth during Capitani Classic; Knoxville Nationals campaign begins Thursday

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KNOXVILLE, IA (August 7, 2017) - Utilizing the event as a test session for later this week, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich kicked off his 2017 Knoxville (IA) Raceway visit with a top-ten finish during the annual Capitani Classic on August 6, crossing under the final checkers eighth, officially, in the running order, bettering most of the 69 entries on hand.

Piloting 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, Dietrich qualified for the Capitani Classic main event by finishing third during his respective heat race, launching his evening campaign with the fifth fastest time during his respective qualifying group.

“Not a bad way for us to start the week,” Dietrich explained. “We have a few things that we need to clean up, but I think we’ll be ready to go once Thursday gets here. I don’t think we have too much planned during the next few days. We’re definitely anxious to get this weekend going.”

With the Capitani Classic in the books, “Double-D” will now focus on the big prize; the 57th running of the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals. The four-day campaign, the world’s premier sprint car event, will hand out a purse nearing $1,000,000 from August 9-12 including a $150,000 top prize during the Saturday night finale. Danny Dietrich will attempt to qualify for the “big dance” on Thursday evening, August 10. If accomplished, Dietrich’s Saturday night A-main start will be a second in three years, finishing 15th in 2015 after securing a starting spot through Friday night’s last chance program.

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.

2015 Wins: 16 2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 8 (Lincoln Speedway x6 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)

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.

 

 

Sixth annual Soares Classic up next for the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour at Petaluma Speedway this Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Petaluma, CA - August 7, 2017….For the final time in 2017 the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour will invade the cool confines of Petaluma Speedway this Saturday August 12 for the prestigious Soares Classic.

This Saturday’s outing will mark round eight in the battle for the championship and doubles as Pit Stop USA Wingless Shootout race number three. It honors the late Johnny Soares and features a 50-lap main event that will award $1,500-to-win and $200-to-start.

"This will be the sixth annual Soares Classic and we're proud of how the event has grown,” commented Petaluma Speedway promoter and Hunt Wingless Tour coordinator Rick Faeth. “Fifty-laps for the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Wingless Tour will showcase the talents of this great class and its competitors. The event will pay $1,500 to win and we've increased the starting money to $200 so we hope to see a healthy car count on Saturday."

Last time out at the Stockton Dirt Track on July 2 it was Tracy’s Austin Liggett who captured his third victory of the season to extend his point lead over Santa Rosa’s Klint Simpson. With five events remaining in 2017 Liggett is looking to give car owner Brian Sperry the $1500 championship. Simpson is the reigning wingless champion at Petaluma Speedway though and will be gunning for his third win of the season on Saturday.

The most recent C&H Hunt Wingless Tour event at Petaluma Speedway was picked off by Casey McClain, who hopes to make it back-to-back on the sticky gumbo come Saturday. More drivers expected will include Troy Degaton, Terry Schank Jr., Cody Spencer, Angelique Bell, Brent Steck, Thomas Leiby, Dan Hayes, Chris Kerr, Shayna Sylvia, Ryan Siverling, Sparky Howard, Tim Sherman Jr., Ryan Souza, Nick Larson, Adam Christian, William Fatu.

The front gate this Saturday August 12 at Petaluma Speedway will open at 4pm, with hot laps at 5pm and racing scheduled to get underway at 6pm. Adult tickets cost $16, while seniors and kids 6 to 11 will be $12, children five and under are free. The pit gate for competitors opens at noon. A full program of West Coast Race Parts qualifying, heat races, the Santamauro Racing Products dash and Pit Stop USA A-main will all be on tap Saturday.

The Petaluma Speedway is located in the southern part of the wine country at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds just off Highway 101 in Petaluma, California. Fans are recommended to bring a jacket and warm clothes if you have never been to the Petaluma Speedway, as temperatures usually do chill off once the sun goes down. More info on the track can be found at http://www.petaluma-speedway.com

Contingency winners round seven at the Stockton Dirt Track: West Coast Race Parts Fast Time Klint Simpson, LRB Inc. Heat one Klint Simpson, SpeedMart Heat two Ronnie Gardner, Benic Enterprises Heat three Scott Hall, Santamauro Racing Products Dash Austin Liggett, Davis Motorsports of Reno Hard Charger Jeremy Newberry, TW Racefotos Hard Luck Troy Degaton, Air One Hvac Systems first rollover Marcus Smith, Pit Stop USA A-main winner Austin Liggett.

Pit Stop USA A-main winners in 2017: Cody Spencer (February 25 Marysville Raceway), Austin Liggett (March 11 Silver Dollar Speedway), Klint Simpson (April 1 Petaluma Speedway), Klint Simpson (Placerville Speedway April 15), Austin Liggett (Stockton Dirt Track May 27), Casey McClain (Petaluma Speedway June 10), Austin Liggett (Stockton Dirt Track July 2).

C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is proudly brought to you by C&H Veteran Ent., Hunt Magnetos, Pit Stop USA, West Coast Race Parts, LRB Inc., SpeedMart, Benic Enterprises, Santamauro Racing Products, Davis Motorsports of Reno, Air One Hvac Systems and TW Racefotos.

If you’re interested in joining the 12-race tour as a marketing partner please contact Scott Hall at scotthallracing@gmail.com

Remaining C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour events in 2017-

Saturday August 12: Petaluma Speedway (Soares Classic) Friday August 25: Placerville Speedway Wednesday September 6: Silver Dollar Speedway (Gold Cup) Thursday September 21: Placerville Speedway (Nor-Cal Posse Shootout) Friday November 3: Stockton Dirt Track (Tribute to Gary Patterson)

 

Now $1,000 to Win/More Benefits for Seafoam IMCA Racesaver Sprints at Front Row Challenge!

(Bill W) August 6, 2017 – The contingencies keep rolling in to the 22nd Annual Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and Searsboro Telephone Company! The Seafoam Motor Treatment IMCA Racesaver sprints will now be racing for $1000, thanks to a $250 bonus from Badger Contracting of Germantown, Wisconsin! In addition, the winner will receive a $50 gift certificate from All Star Performance and a great trophy! Second place will receive $500 and a $500 gift certificate from Hinchman Racewear, and third place will receive $400 and a $500 gift certificate from Hinchman Racewear!

Other contingencies already announced for the Racesaver sprints include the $75 “BC Bonus” for the 17th place car, a $350 gift certificate from Blackchrome Sportswear towards crew uniforms for the hard-charger, ALL participants receive a front bumper from Sprintcar Nerf Bars of Australia, and one lucky team will receive a rear bumper and side nerf bars, also from Sprintcar Nerf Bars.

More contingencies will be awarded! No mufflers are required for the 305 class (410’s must have Knoxville Schoenfeld mufflers). Roger Hayden will be in attendance for tech purposes.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m., with hot laps scheduled for 7 p.m.

For tickets and more information, call 515 957-0020!

Other FRC News…

The BMRS “Backing it Up” Award will provide a $500 gift certificate for the driver losing the most spots (while still finishing the race) in the FRC feature event.

The contingencies for drivers keep rolling in from Saldana Racing Products (tank), Taso’s Steak House (B main), Hoosier Tires, Schoenfeld Headers and Pro Shocks.

EVERY driver participating in the 410 class portion of the Front Row Challenge and the Seafoam Motor Treatment IMCA Racesaver division will receive a front bumper from Sprintcar Nerf Bars of Australia. Two participants will receive a rear bumper and a set of side bars.

The Hard-charger in the Racesaver class will also receive a $350 gift certificate from Blackchrome Motorsports custom apparel.

Fans will benefit as well! Frisbees will be thrown into the grandstand with driver’s names on them. If your driver wins an event, you win a gift certificate from Monarch’s Restaurant in Pella, Iowa.

Mark Stuchel’s Snap-On Tools franchise of Des Moines, Iowa will be sponsoring the “Mechanic of the Race”, presenting a 3/8” Impact Wrench Set to the winning mechanic.

Heat winners will receive $500 in cash. Sponsors for the $500 cash gifts will be Country Builders Construction, Seafoam Motor Treatment, Superflow Dynamometers & Flowbenches and True Value of Oskaloosa. Heat winners will also receive a shovel from TheSnowPlow.com, and “Protein 7” from Nutrishop of Maple Grove, Minnesota.

Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) is located in Hartford, Wisconsin, and provides sprint car components. Among their giveaways are a Shop Assembly Cart – Tear Down Cart, a Nurf & Bumper Rack, a Nose Wing Tray and a Wheel Wrench Rack. In addition to these giveaways, the top finishing HRP Wing customer will receive a new top wing!

Country Builders Construction of California will be offering a $500 bonus for the driver with the quickest time in qualifying.

Rens Trucking is providing the “BC Bonus” in honor of Bryan Clauson, offering $425 for 17th place in the main event for the 410’s, and $75 for 17th place in the 305’s. In addition, public donations will be accepted for the “BC Bonus” up until the event!

Discount Infield Party Passes are available now at Oskaloosa True Value Hardware store, located at 202 1st Ave East in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Passes can also be obtained by visiting Slideways Karting Center and Mini-Golf, located north of Knoxville, Iowa on Highway 14. If you are planning on purchasing an Infield Party Pass, you can purchase them now for $20, $5 off the price the day of the race!

Allan Holland of Hoseheads.com has announced that he will be presenting $500 to the highest finishing Pennsylvania Posse driver.

The top eight point getters through time trials and heat races will be eligible for the new DeBerg Concrete Keith Hutton Memorial King of the Hill Max. The four cars in positions 1, 3, 5 and 7 in points will face off, as will cars in positions 2, 4, 6 and 8. Yes, four cars will go at it for two laps! The top two finishers in each event will face off in the finale worth $1,000 from DeBerg Concrete and a starting spot on the pole of the feature! All drivers, other than the winner, will receive a right rear tire from Hoosier.

For more information on the Front Row Challenge, visit www.OskyChallenges.com!

Osky Challenges | Official Website for the Front Row ... www.oskychallenges.com It was a two-day show at the inaugural 1996 event and Terry thought he needed to add some more excitement to the race. “Everyone wants to see the fast guys’ go to ...

Front Row Challenge Winners

1996 Night 1 Travis Cram

1996 Night 2 Terry McCarl

1997 Rain

1998 Tyler Walker

1999 Jac Haudenschild

2000 Jeff Shepard

2001 Lance Dewease

2002 Tyler Walker (2)

2003 Lance Dewease (2)

2004 Jeff Shepard (2)

2005 Danny Lasoski

2006 Kenny Jacobs

2007 Rob Chaney

2008 Daryn Pittman

2009 Sammy Swindell

2010 Sammy Swindell (2)

2011 Sammy Swindell (3)

2012 Daryn Pittman (2)

2013 Brian Brown

2014 Brian Brown (2)

2015 Brad Sweet

2016 Daryn Pittman (3)

 

 

Remaining Dates for All Four NCRA Divisions for 2017!

Park City, Kansas – August 4, 2017 - The games that Mother Nature has played this 2017 race season on the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products schedule for the series sprint, modified, crate late model and mod-lite divisions has caused quite a few rescheduling dates and cancelations.

On Friday, series officials have released the remaining dates for the balance of the season, as posted below:

NCRA Late Models

August 18 81 Speedway Park City, Kansas

August 19 Thunder Hill Speedway Mayetta, Kansas

Sept 2 81 Speedway Park City, Kansas

Sept 16 Thunder Hill Speedway Mayetta, Kansas

Oct 7 Salina Speedway Salina, Kansas

NCRA Sprint Cars

Sept 2 81 Speedway Park City, Kansas

Sept 9 Junction Motor Speedway McCool Junction, Nebraska (w/Nebraska 360’s)

Sept 16 Thunder Hill Speedway Mayetta, Kansas

Oct 7 Salina Speedway Salina, Kansas

Oct 14 81 Speedway Park City, Kansas

NCRA Modifieds

Sept 1 Salina Speedway Salina, Kansas

Sept 2 81 Speedway Park City, Kansas

Sept 16 Thunder Hill Speedway Mayetta, Kansas

Oct 7 Salina Speedway Salina, Kansas

NCRA Mod-Lites

Sept 2 81 Speedway Park City, Kansas

Oct 7 Salina Speedway Salina, Kansas

More information on all-things NCRA can be obtained by calling the series office (316) 755-1781; their official website www.racencra.com and daily updates on their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series

 

 

Ohsweken Speedway Cancels Lucas Oil Night at the Races for August 4 Due to Rain

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – August 4, 2017 – Tonight’s scheduled Lucas Oil Night at the Races featuring the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints at Ohsweken Speedway has officially been cancelled due to heavy afternoon rain and a forecast to continue throughout the rest of theday.

Due to schedule constraints, Ohsweken Speedway is unable to reschedule a visit for the Empire Super Sprints in 2017. The ESS, however, will be a part of the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16. The events for the remainder of Ohsweken’s weekly racing divisions will not be made up.

Racing resumes at Ohsweken next week on Friday, August 11 on Renway Energy Halloween in August night featuring the 42-lap Art Hill Memorial for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprints Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers are all on the schedule as well. Race time is 7:30pm and adult admission is just $14.

Ohsweken hosts its next major event on Thursday, August 24 in the Triple Crown Showdown presented by Townline Variety and Stoneridge Specialty Insurance. The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprints and Go Nuclear Late Model Series will all be in action. Any driver who can pull off a perfect trifecta and win all three Features on the same night will score a $25,000 bonus.

For a full schedule of events and additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com.

Tickets Available Now! Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway's 2017 major events, including the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.

About Lucas Oil: Lucas Oil Products began with the simple philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. Lucas has long been directly involved in the racing industry through sponsorships and event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work and developed a line of high-performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none. With Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, Lucas Oil Products Canada Inc. can be reached by phone at 888-878-6973, or found online at www.LucasOil.ca 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.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Aug. 3

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 780; 2. Justin Fifield, Mes­quite, Texas, 755; 3. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 745; 4. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 736; 5. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 735; 6. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 734; 7. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 719; 8. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 714; 9. Tyler Russell, Ab­bott, Texas, 709; 10. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 705; 11. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 700; 12. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 698; 13. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 694; 14. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 687; 15. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 681; 16. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 677; 17. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 672; 18. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 671; 19. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., and Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, both 667.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 412; 2. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., and Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., both 407; 4. Christopher Ennis, Bakersfield, Calif., 403; 5. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., 363; 6. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 341; 7. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 328; 8. Jared Faria, Tipton, Calif., 318; 9. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 315; 10. Michael Schott, Tulare, Calif., 295.

Colorado – 1. Zac Taylor, Green River, Wyo., 222; 2. Lonnie Cox, Elbert, Colo., 221; 3. Nic Sut­ton, Arvada, Colo., 173; 4. Brad Wasson, Fort Morgan, Colo., 161; 5. Scott Rhoades, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 147; 6. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 145; 7. Buddy Tubbs, Colorado Springs, Colo., 135; 8. Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., 131; 9. Todd Pudwill, Rapid City, S.D., 127; 10. Nick Haygood, Denver, Colo., 115.

Indiana – 1. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 230; 2. Jared Fox, Bloomington, Ind., 221; 3. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 201; 4. Brinton Marvel, Lizton, Ind., 198; 5. Andy Bradley, Blooming­ton, Ind., 192; 6. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 185; 7. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 178; 8. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 173; 9. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 162; 10. Danny Clark, Plain­field, Ind., 138.

Iowa - 1. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 422; 2. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 407; 3. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 392; 4. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 391; 5. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 373; 6. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 368; 7. Devin Wignall, Altoona, Iowa, 350; 8. C. J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 343; 9. Nathan Mills, Bondurant, Iowa, 338; 10. Greg Black, Des Moines, Iowa, 300.

Kansas – 1. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 248; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 247; 3. Jed Werner, Codell, Kan., 236; 4. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 227; 5. Darren Berry, McCook, Neb., 186; 6. J.D. Johnson, Wichita, Kan., 157; 7. Nate Berry, McCook, Neb., 155; 8. Keefe Hemel, Cimar­ron, Kan., 145; 9. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 142; 10. Shane Sundquist, Bertrand, Neb., 134.

Louisiana – 1. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 190; 2. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 183; 3. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 141; 4. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 138; 5. Chris Hinson, Neder­land, Texas, 126; 6. Charles Sweetser, Morgan City, La., and Asa Lee Williamson, Pine­ville, La., both 103; 8. Johnny Brown, Orange, Texas, 102; 9. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 100; 10. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 79.

Minnesota – 1. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 764; 2. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 708; 3. Dave Becker, Belle Plaine, Minn., 669; 4. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 562; 5. Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 475; 6. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 453; 7. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 403; 8. Bruce Anderson, Trimont, Minn., 376; 9. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 362; 10. Brandon Geldner, Madison Lake, Minn., 357.

North Carolina – 1. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 76; 2. Bronzie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, N.C., 72; 3. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., and Jeff Taylor, Cherry Hill, N.J., both 40; 5. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 39; 6. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 37; 7. Nathan Emig, Beaufort, S.C., and Brian Lawson, Orange, Va., both 36; 9. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., 35; 10. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 34.

Nebraska – 1. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 651; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 638; 3. Toby Chap­man, Panama, Neb., 622; 4. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 559; 5. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 534; 6. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 518; 7. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman, Neb., 517; 8. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 504; 9. Ryan King, Bennet, Neb., 472; 10. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 461.

New Jersey – 1. Mark Bitner, Columbus, N.J., 188; 2. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 185; 3. Ed­ward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 182; 4. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 176; 5. Thomas C. Carberry, Ringoes, N.J., 175; 6. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 171; 7. Bryant Davis, Norwood, Pa., 167; 8. David C. Brown Jr., Aston, Pa., 144; 9. Austin Bishop, Elverson, Pa., 122; 10. Thomas Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 117.

New York – 1. Thomas Radivoy, Circleville, N.Y., 273; 2. Jeff Trombely, Altamont, N.Y., 269; 3. Bret Jaycox, East Durham, N.Y., 257; 4. Dana Wagner, Sidney Center, N.Y., 252; 5. Sydney Prince, Killingworth, Conn., and Tyler Jashembowski, Middletown, N.Y., both 249; 7. Emily VanIn­wegen, Sparrow Bush, N.Y., 246; 8. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 241; 9. Eddie Strada, Lake Ariel, Pa., 235; 10. Dustin Purdy, Walton, N.Y., 223.

Ohio – 1. Jim Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 263; 2. Jake Hesson, Marysville, Ohio, 244; 3. Andy Hill, Frankfort, Ohio, 238; 4. Hunter Lynch, Ostrander, Ohio, 237; 5. Cale Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio, 206; 6. Dilan Allagree, South Salem, Ohio, 190; 7. Michael L. Ebersbach, Baltimore, Ohio, 183; 8. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 170; 9. Joseph Allagree, Chillicothe, Ohio, 160; 10. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 127.

Oklahoma – 1. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 255; 2. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 254; 3. Chad Koch, Lakeside City, Texas, 228; 4. Blake Dacus, Fletcher, Okla., 214; 5. Tristan Oakes, Sand Springs, Okla., 212; 6. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 210; 7. Loyd Clevenger, Newalla, Okla., 205; 8. Joe Wood Jr., Newcastle, Okla., 203; 9. Justin Fisk, Oklahoma City, Okla., 160; 10. Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla., 154.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 904; 2. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 799; 3. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 730; 4. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 717; 5. Drew Ritchey, Ever­ett, Pa., 706; 6. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 696; 7. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 574; 8. Greg Do­brosky, Kittanning, Pa., 546; 9. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 536; 10. David L. Grube II, York Ha­ven, Pa., 519.

South Carolina – 1. David William Duke II, Sumter, S.C., 111; 2. Danny Jones, Concord, N.C., 106; 3. Bobby Courtwright, Evans, Ga., 103; 4. Nathan Emig, Beaufort, S.C., 101; 5. Scott Law­rence, Concord, N.C., and Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C., both 76; 7. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., 67; 8. David Thorman, Greenville, S.C., 64; 9. Jake McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 39; 10. Steve Sur­niak, Mooresville, N.C., 33.

South Dakota – 1. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 242; 2. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 181; 3. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 151; 4. Taylor Ryan, Flandreau, S.D., 150; 5. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 144; 6. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 134; 7. Josh Sterrett, Huron, S.D., 130; 8. Nate Eakin, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 95; 9. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 78; 10. Trevor Smith, Sanborn, Iowa, 73.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 1,106; 2. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 912; 3. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 911; 4. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 818; 5. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 743; 6. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 720; 7. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 691; 8. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 676; 9. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 595; 10. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 578.

Virginia – 1. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 471; 2. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 464; 3. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 444; 4. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 442; 5. Mike Keeton, Doswell, Va., 356; 6. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 328; 7. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 320; 8. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 217; 9. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 201; 10. Joshua J. Perreault, Madison, Va., 195.

 

 

Brady Bacon – “WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS” T-Shirt Sales During Knoxville Nationals to Benefit Purple Heart Foundation!

(Bill W) August 4, 2017 – The Bacon/Marshall Racing #99 team will partner with the Purple Heart Foundation for their t-shirt sales during the Knoxville Nationals, donating $5 for every “We Support Our Troops” shirt sale to the foundation. The Brady Bacon merchandise trailer will be at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts across Highway 14 from the Knoxville Raceway starting on Wednesday, August 9.

Brady and Xia Xianna came up with the idea last month. “After researching ‘We Support Our Troops’ shirts online last month, we came to the realization that there were not any sprint car shirts,” says Brady’s wife, Xia Xianna. “We felt very compelled that we as race fans and sprint car fans in particular need to show that we very much support our troops and appreciate the freedom they give us to race and live the life we do because of their sacrifices!! We wanted to put a shirt out that every fan could relate to whether be a Donny Schatz, Joey Saldana, or Brady Bacon fan! Everyone has a loved one that has or is serving our country and it’s our way of honoring them!”

“We are donating $5 of every shirt sold to the Purple Heart Foundation which dedicates to helping all veterans and their families!!” says Xia Xianna. “We are working directly with Veteran Tim Waechter, who also happens to be a part of Hoffman Auto Racing and an active member of the Purple Heart Foundation Chapter #3620.”

“It has been a joy in my life to work with members of The Military Order of the Purple Heart in serving other Veterans. The best part is that 100% of donated funds we earn go to Veteran’s causes. We have purchased golf carts for the VA hospital to transport Veterans from a remote parking garage, purchased TV’s for Veterans homes, replaced a stolen bow and arrows and other archery gear for a disabled Veteran, helped fund Purple Heart and Gold Star monuments, and many other support functions for fellow Veterans. We want to thank Brady and Xia Xianna Bacon for helping us to continue our mission with t-shirt sales,” said US Army Captain and Vietnam Veteran, Tim Waechter, VP Marketing/Public Relations and Social Media for Hoffman Racing.

If you can’t make it to Knoxville, shirts will be available online until August 9 at www.BradyBaconRacing.com/shopping.

Shirts come in a variety of colors including Heather Military Green, Heather Red, Charcoal Grey and Black!

Xia Xianna adds, “We can’t thank Weikel Sportswear enough for working with us on this project! It’s great having a business that stands behind you and supports your ideas. They also generously donated some of the shirts ordered!”

You can visit Weikel Sportswear at www.WeikelSportswear.com!

Follow Brady on his Website, Twitter and Facebook!

Follow Brady at his website located at www.BradyBaconRacing.com! Also keep up with him on Facebook and Twitter (which also can be accessed at the website) at the following links…

Twitter Link – http://twitter.com/BradyBacon

Facebook Link - www.facebook.com/pages/Brady-Bacon-Racing/278125555137

 

 

Many More Contingencies Announced for Monday’s Front Row Challenge!

(Bill W) August 4, 2017 – Brown & Miller Racing Solutions has the latest contingency award and a unique one for the 22nd Annual Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and Searsboro Telephone Company this Monday, August 7 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The BMRS “Backing it Up” Award will provide a $500 gift certificate for the driver losing the most spots (while still finishing the race) in the FRC feature event.

The contingencies for drivers keep rolling in from Saldana Racing Products (tank), Taso’s Steak House (B main), Hoosier Tires, Schoenfeld Headers and Pro Shocks.

EVERY driver participating in the 410 class portion of the Front Row Challenge and the Seafoam Motor Treatment IMCA Racesaver division will receive a front bumper from Sprintcar Nerf Bars of Australia. Two participants will receive a rear bumper and a set of side bars.

The Hard-charger in the Racesaver class will also receive a $350 gift certificate from Blackchrome Motorsports custom apparel.

Fans will benefit as well! Frisbees will be thrown into the grandstand with driver’s names on them. If your driver wins an event, you win a gift certificate from Monarch’s Restaurant in Pella, Iowa.

To purchase tickets or if you have questions, call 515 957-0020 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

About BMRS

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!

Other FRC News…

Mark Stuchel’s Snap-On Tools franchise of Des Moines, Iowa will be sponsoring the “Mechanic of the Race”, presenting a 3/8” Impact Wrench Set to the winning mechanic.

Heat winners will receive $500 in cash. Sponsors for the $500 cash gifts will be Country Builders Construction, Seafoam Motor Treatment, Superflow Dynamometers & Flowbenches and True Value of Oskaloosa. Heat winners will also receive a shovel from TheSnowPlow.com, and “Protein 7” from Nutrishop of Maple Grove, Minnesota.

Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) is located in Hartford, Wisconsin, and provides sprint car components. Among their giveaways are a Shop Assembly Cart – Tear Down Cart, a Nurf & Bumper Rack, a Nose Wing Tray and a Wheel Wrench Rack. In addition to these giveaways, the top finishing HRP Wing customer will receive a new top wing!

Country Builders Construction of California will be offering a $500 bonus for the driver with the quickest time in qualifying.

Rens Trucking is providing the “BC Bonus” in honor of Bryan Clauson, offering $425 for 17th place in the main event for the 410’s, and $75 for 17th place in the 305’s. In addition, public donations will be accepted for the “BC Bonus” up until the event!

Discount Infield Party Passes are available now at Oskaloosa True Value Hardware store, located at 202 1st Ave East in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Passes can also be obtained by visiting Slideways Karting Center and Mini-Golf, located north of Knoxville, Iowa on Highway 14. If you are planning on purchasing an Infield Party Pass, you can purchase them now for $20, $5 off the price the day of the race!

Allan Holland of Hoseheads.com has announced that he will be presenting $500 to the highest finishing Pennsylvania Posse driver.

The top eight point getters through time trials and heat races will be eligible for the new DeBerg Concrete Keith Hutton Memorial King of the Hill Max. The four cars in positions 1, 3, 5 and 7 in points will face off, as will cars in positions 2, 4, 6 and 8. Yes, four cars will go at it for two laps! The top two finishers in each event will face off in the finale worth $1,000 from DeBerg Concrete and a starting spot on the pole of the feature! All drivers, other than the winner, will receive a right rear tire from Hoosier.

For more information on the Front Row Challenge, visit www.OskyChallenges.com!

Front Row Challenge Winners

1996 Night 1 Travis Cram

1996 Night 2 Terry McCarl

1997 Rain

1998 Tyler Walker

1999 Jac Haudenschild

2000 Jeff Shepard

2001 Lance Dewease

2002 Tyler Walker (2)

2003 Lance Dewease (2)

2004 Jeff Shepard (2)

2005 Danny Lasoski

2006 Kenny Jacobs

2007 Rob Chaney

2008 Daryn Pittman

2009 Sammy Swindell

2010 Sammy Swindell (2)

2011 Sammy Swindell (3)

2012 Daryn Pittman (2)

2013 Brian Brown

2014 Brian Brown (2)

2015 Brad Sweet

2016 Daryn Pittman (3)

 

 

Bear ready for Southern Iowa Speedweek; Capitani, Oskaloosa and Nationals on tap

By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Anthony Corini

KNOXVILLE, IA (August 4, 2017) - Last year Tyler Bear attended the Knoxville Nationals as a spectator and vowed he would compete in the Knoxville Nationals at some point in his career.

Thanks to Kevin Frey and Mike VanderEcken, that dream will become a reality next week. The team planned on competing at Knoxville on a more frequent basis this season but engine woes sidelined Bear both at home in Pennsylvania and allowed only one trip to Iowa.

One of Bear’s best qualities is his credible personality. The 25-year old Port Royal Speedway local knows he isn’t going to come on to sprint car’s biggest stage and have things come easy to him. “This is the Knoxville Nationals. All the best drivers and teams in the world will be here. I just want to be competitive and look like we belong out here,” Bear said.

Compete he will, it’s been a trying season for Bear as the aforementioned mechanical woes have limited Bear to no more than a dozen starts throughout the 2017 season. Bear and VanderEcken will begin Southern Iowa Speedweek Sunday night at the Capitani Classic before heading to Oskaloosa on Monday for the Front Row Challenge.

Bear will be apart of a stout group of young drivers, including teammate Kyle Reinhardt vying for the ‘Rookie of the Nationals’. Bear is scheduled to qualify on Wednesday night.

This opportunity for Tyler Bear would be non-existent if not for his great partners. Bear continually thanked Kevin Frey and Mike VanderEcken as well as all of his sponsors: Clark Construction, The Other Side, Northcote Locker, Columbia Tire, The Garage Hydro Graphics, Screen Tech, J & J Chassis, Keizer Wheels, Vortex Wings and DMI.

Recent Results: 7/30 – Port Royal – 19th

Upcoming: 8/6 – Knoxville Raceway – Capitani Classic 8/7 – Oskaloosa Speedway – Front Row Classic 8/9 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville Nationals 8/11 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville Nationals 8/12 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville Nationals

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.

 

 

Reinhardt ready for the opportunity of a lifetime; Knoxville Nationals bound

By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Anthony Corini

NEPTUNE CITY, NJ (August 4, 2017) - It’s every sprint car driver’s dream to be able to compete on sprint car racing’s biggest stage, the Knoxville Nationals. That dream will become a reality for 23-year-old Kyle Reinhardt, as he will drive for Mike VanderEcken in the 57th Annual Knoxville Nationals this upcoming week. A native of New Jersey, Reinhardt has spent his sprint car career racing in nearby Central Pennsylvania as a part of the “Pennsylvania Posse.”

This year Reinhardt has split time between Wayne Quackenbush’s #91 and Ed Aikin’s #7. Now, he will jump aboard a new ride; the VanderEcken #10V for Southern Iowa Speedweek.

Reinhardt will debut in the car Sunday at the Capitani Classic before heading to Oskaloosa Speedway Monday for the Front Row Challenge. Reinhardt is scheduled to qualify Thursday for the Knoxville Nationals.

Reinhardt will be among a stout group of young drivers competing for the “Rookie of the Nationals.” Reinhardt’s realistic goal is to go for that award. “There’s a couple of real good, young rookies out there, but I hope to out them,” Reinhardt said. “That would be nice, but we don’t have any lofty expectations. We just hope to gell good with the team and get some good races in.”

“I can’t thank TheCushion.com and Capitol Renegade for sponsoring me for the Nationals,” Reinhardt quickly thanked. Reinhardt gratefully acknowledged that he would not have this opportunity without them nor Kevin Frey and Mike VanderEcken, as well as all of the car sponsors: Clark Construction, The Other Side, Northcote Locker, Columbia Tire, The Garage Hydro Graphics, Screen Tech, J & J Chassis, Keizer Wheels, Vortex Wings and DMI.

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

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

 

 

MSR SPRINTS PHOTO CREDIT: CSP/Chris Seelman

BIRCH RUN, Mich. – The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series has added a special, non-points event to its season calendar, teaming up with Birch Run Speedway for an Aug. 25 program at theBir four-tenths-mile oval.

Formerly known as Dixie Motor Speedway, recent renovations and updates by new owner Andy Suski have turned Birch Run into one of Michigan’s premier short tracks.

The Friday night special will mark Must See Racing’s inaugural appearance at the facility.

“What a privilege it is for all of us at Must See Racing to be able to team up with a first-class facility like Birch Run Speedway,” said MSR president and founder Jim Hanks. “We’re truly looking forward to being able to bring the ‘World’s Fastest Short Track Cars’ to the speedway fans and are ready to put on a show for all of them.”

“This is a track that our drivers are looking forward to racing at and we’re all excited for the American Racer Invitational, as well as working with the staff at Birch Run as we move into the second half of our season.”

The event will feature a full program of time trials and heat races prior to the 30-lap main event.

In two special twists for the night, qualified teams will receive a free right rear tire for the event, and unlike in most MSR races (where teams must use the same right rear tire for the whole night), there will be no limit on the number of right rear tires that can be used at Birch Run for the invitational.

“I don’t know who’s more excited, the drivers, the fans or all of us at Birch Run that sprint cars have a chance to invade our facility for a late-summer date,” said track general manager Mike Szukhent. “It’s going to be a true spectacle of speed and thrills and we couldn’t be more excited to team up with Jim and all the staff at Must See Racing to put on what we anticipate to be one of the most-talked about shows of the year.”

Szukhent added that he hopes American Racer Invitational will be a stepping-stone to a return for the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series in 2018 as well.

“Based on where we’re going and the comfort level and interaction we’ve already received since announcing the event, we’re not just talking it; we would like to have the series back for a minimum of two dates next year,” said Szukhent. “The brand of entertainment these cars put on is second-to-none and we’re excited about the future possibilities.”

The Midwest Compact Touring Series and pro late models will accompany the Must See Racing sprint cars on the racing card for the American Racer Invitational.

Pit gates on race day at Birch Run will open at 2 p.m., with hot laps rolling off at 4:00 and qualifying taking place at 6:30. The racing program begins at 7:30, following opening ceremonies.

For more information on Birch Run Speedway, visit the track’s new website at www.birchrunmispeedway.com.

For more information on Must See Racing, including driver and team news, race results, schedule updates, rules information and more, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame Member Johnny Anderson Selected as Grand Marshall

by: Troy Hennig – Special Thanks to Bobby Gerould ROSEVILLE, CA – (August 3, 2017) … Carmichael’s Johnny Anderson, who is a USAC veteran of sprint cars, midgets and dirt championship cars and a second ballot Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame Inductee, has been named the 2017 Louie Vermeil Classic Grand Marshall. The 1976 Calistoga Speedway track champion is still regarded as one of the best from Northern California to sit inside the cockpit of any style open wheel race car.

Race fans can join Anderson during the 10th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic scheduled to take place September 2nd and 3rd at the Napa Valley Fairgrounds in Calistoga. On Friday night, September 1st, the newest members of the Calistoga Hall of Fame will get introduced during a reception inside the Tubbs building located right outside turn one of the historic half-mile dirt speedway.

On track racing begins Saturday night September 2nd and Sunday night September 3rd. The 10th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic will host the best non-wing sprint car and midget drivers with entrants from all over the United States vying for the chance to add their name to the winners list. Front gate will open at 5 pm with racing scheduled to start at 6:30 PM each night. Tickets for the Louie Vermeil Classic can be purchased by calling 916-773-7223.

In 2012, Anderson was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, IA. Anderson is a two-time Gold Cup Race of Champions winner. His first came in 1974 at West Capitol Raceway and then in 1980 when the race moved to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. He has won World of Outlaw feature events with and without wings in Illinois, Oklahoma, Florida and California. In fact, he won the Calistoga Classic in 1978. While known as a sprint car driver, Anderson has won numerous events in midget racing including the prestigious Copper World Classic in Phoenix, AZ. He is the 1976 NARC driving champion and the 1974 West Capitol Raceway Super Modified Track Champion. Anderson showed resilience throughout his brilliant career by winning NARC sanctioned races in three separate decades. Anderson is ranked fourth on the all-time Calistoga Speedway career win list.

Calistoga race historian Bobby Gerould added, “I am reminded at some of the incredible feats this man accomplished. How about the night at West Capital in the competitive Tri-Holiday series, where Anderson and Jimmy Boyd flipped on lap 31, only to return minus their wings for the final 19 laps on the quarter-mile dirt track. Anderson came back to win the 50-lapper without his top-wing by a car-length over the winged sprinter of Mike Wasina.”

For more information about this wonderful event please visit www.calistogaspeedway.org or please like our FACEBOOK page at Louie Vermeil Classic - Calistoga Speedway.

 

 

Northwest Focus Midget Series Elma Bound

By Ben Deatherage

Elma, Washington- After splitting last weekend at Deming and Skagit Speedways the Northwest Focus Midget Series makes the trip across Puget Sound to Grays Harbor Raceway. It is the fifth time the series has made a visit to the Elma, Washington facility in 2017. It will be the sixth round of the Summer Challenge that boasts a $10,000.00 point fund at the end of the season.

“The Summer Challenge points battle is heating up and getting very exciting after five races,” commented Carla Stewart, co-owner of the Northwest Focus Midget Series, “going into our sixth out of race we have a tie between Alger’s Ryan Cully and Nick Evan of Granite Falls, with Chance Crum, Tristin Thomas, Garrett Thomas, Michael Vollbrecht, Jonathan Joregenson, Nate Vaughn, Sawyer Lind and Hannah Lindquist as the top ten. Eric Turner, Shane Smith and Otto Jorgenson are very close to those top ten in points.”

Tristin Thomas has three Summer Challenge wins while Ross Rankine and Nate Vaughn have one win each. Overall this season Tristin Thomas has amassed an incredible six trips to victory lane including last weekend. Both Chance Crum and Nick Evans are three-time winners in the current campaign. Ross Rankine has two triumphs with Colton Heath and Nate Vaughn victorious just once this year.

Overall the Northwest Focus Midget Series has held seventeen races at the 3/8-mile speed factory. Seven different drivers have graced victory lane including Tristin Thomas who leads that table with five wins. Nick Evans is second on the list, with three, trailed by Dougie James, Chance Crum, and Garrett Thomas, as they have two each, while single race victory in Elma include Doug Anderson, Eric Turner, and Michael Vollbrecht. Crum swept the Fred Brownfield Memorial weekend in late June/early July.

For all the latest news and info regarding the Northwest Focus Midget Series visit northwestfocusmidgets.com You can also get information via your favorite mobile device by checking out the Northwest Focus Midget Series page on Facebook or on Twitter @NW_focus. If you can’t make it to the races you can LISTEN LIVE on the RBN RacinBoys Broadcast Network at www.racinboys.com/

Former Northwest Focus Midget Series Winners At Grays Harbor Raceway:
2017- Nick Evans on May 20th, Tristin Thomas on June 10th, Chance Crum on June 30th, Chance Crum on July 1st
2016- Tristin Thomas on April 30th, Nick Evans on June 11th; Eric Turner on July 1st; Tristin Thomas on July 2nd, Nick Evans on August 6th
2015- Garrett Thomas on April 25th; Tristin Thomas on May 16th; Garrett Thomas on May 23rd; Doug Anderson on June 13th; Dougie James on July 3rd; Dougie James on July 4th; Tristin Thomas on July 11th; Michael Vollbrecht on August 15th

Tristin Thomas-5
Nick Evans-3

Chance Crum- 2

Dougie James
Garrett Thomas

Doug Anderson-1
Eric Turner
Michael Vollbrecht

Former Grays Harbor Raceway Midget Champions:
2004 Nick Frausto
2005 Don Billings
2006 Brian Thomas
2007 Dan West Jr.
2008 Jeff Bell
2009 Seth Hespe
2010 Seth Hespe
2011 Reece Goetz
2012 Jared Peterson
2013 Chase Goetz
2014 Chase Goetz
2015 Tristan Thomas
2016 Nick Evans

2017 Northwest Focus Midget Series Schedule:
Friday, April 14th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Nick Evans
Saturday, April 29th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington-Rained Out
Friday, May 5th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Rained Out
Saturday, May 6th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington-Ross Rankine
Saturday, May 20th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington-Nick Evans
Saturday, May 27th-Southern Oregon Speedway-White City, Oregon (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 2)-Tristin Thomas
Friday, June 2nd-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Colton Heath
Saturday, June 3rd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington-Tristin Thomas
Saturday, June 10th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 3)-Tristin Thomas
Friday, June 16th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Nick Evans
Thursday, June 22nd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington-Tristin Thomas
Friday, June 23rd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington-Tristin Thomas
Friday, June 30th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington - Fred Brownfield Classic-Chance Crum
Saturday, July 1st-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington - Fred Brownfield Classic-Chance Crum
Friday, July 7th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 4)-Nate Vaughn
Saturday, July 22nd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 5)-Design 500/Lady Eagle Heroes Race (50 Laps)-Ross Rankine
Friday, July 28th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington- Chance Crum
Saturday, July 29th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 6) Bob's Burgers & Brew 360 Nationals- Tristin Thomas
Saturday, August 5th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 7)
Friday, August 11th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Saturday, August 26th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 8)
Friday, September 1st-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Sunday, September 3rd-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
Friday, September 8th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 1 Rain Date from 5/5)
Friday, September 29th-Silver Dollar Speedway-Chico, California (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 9) - Focus Fall Classic
Saturday, September 30th-Silver Dollar Speedway-Chico, California (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 10) - Focus Fall Classic

Former Northwest Focus Midget Series Champions
2015- Tristan Thomas
2016- Nick Evans

Historical results and information can be found atwww.nwsprintcarhistory.com

2017 Northwest Focus Midget Series Sponsors And Marketing Partners
ABS Business Data, Alger Bar & Grill, Arrow Motorsports, BR Motorsports, Bardahl, Central Welding, Demitris, DeYoungInc.com, Dirt Co. Media House, Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame, Elma Lanes, Evans Gang, Golden Wheels, Highline Mfg. Inc., HighLine Performance, Highside Racing Promotions, JMS Engines, Jorgenson Manufacturing Inc., KRKO, Kimbridge, KINGS Race Products,MyTrafficMan.net, Landshark Media,nwsprintcarhistory.com, Northsound Racing, Olympic Machinery, OPC Exclusive, Pacific Performance Coating, PCI Powder Coating Inc., Purple Moon Promotions, ProFab Northwest LLC, Pyles Motorsports, RBN RacinBoys Broadcast Network, Robbie Price Racing, Scott Murdoch Motorsports, ShadowBrook Farms, Davidson Training, SpeedMart inc., Triple X Race Co., TrophyDash, VanDyne Engineering, Vics 66, WhirlyBall, WHR Motorsports, Washington Quarter Midget Association

 

 

Racing Resumes This Weekend For The Patriot Sprint Tour With Return Visits to Outlaw and Stateline Speedways

(Dundee, NY) With the All-Star Circuit of Champions 410 Series making its way through New York State, many Patriot Sprint Tour teams were idle this past weekend but are eager to return to racing with events at Outlaw Speedway on Friday, August 4, and Stateline Speedway on Saturday, August 5.

For many years, the Patriots have raced at Outlaw Speedway in conjunction with the NASCAR Cup series being just up the road at Watkins Glen International Speedway. However, new this season is a trip back out West to the Stateline Speedway the very next night in Busti, NY.

The PST- American Series point battle is continuing to take shape for an exciting finish as Jared Zimbardi and Steve Collins are now just separated by 40 points with ten full point events remaining!

Kyle Drum is looking to continue momentum heading into this weekend after a career best second place finish at Woodhull two weeks ago, he currently sits third in points. Jordan Thomas finished third at Outlaw Speedway during the Spring Nationals back in April but has not returned to the podium since that night. The Harding, PA teenager will be looking for revenge going into this weekend.

This will be the third event at Outlaw Speedway this season with Jared Zimbardi and Scott Kreutter picking up the first two events. The Patriots return to Stateline for the second time in 2017 with Zimbardi also taking the win in the first event back in June.

Fans as always are encouraged to visit patriotsprinttour.com along with liking ‘Patriot Sprint Tour’ on facebook, following @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.

Patriot Sprint Tour American Tour Standings: 1) 35- Jared Zimbardi (1621) 2) 67- Steve Collins (1581) 3) 47- Kyle Drum (1535) 4) 79- Jordan Thomas (1380) 5) 81- Derek Jonathan (1293) 6) 17z- Josh Azzi (1274) 7) 98- Joe Trenca (1235) 8) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles (1227) 9) 54J- David Just (1102) 10) X- Dan Bennett (978) 11) 2- Steven Hutchinson Jr (770) 12) 1J- Derrick Juliano (764)

 

 

BRODY ROA AT SANTA MARIA SATURDAY – IN SPRINT CAR AND MIDGET MAGAZINE SOON!

(Buena Park, CA, August 3, 2017) Brody Roa returns to the scene of one of his best performances of 2017 this Saturday night when the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series makes its second and final appearance of the year at the Santa Maria Raceway. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM and racing will begin at 5:30.

The series last journeyed to Santa Maria on July 1st and the Garden Grove, California racer seemed destined to win the 30-lap main event. He led the first 28-circuits of the 30-lap race. However, lapped traffic bit him just before the white flag causing him to lose the lead and settle for a very frustrating second place main event finish.

In 2016, Roa got along very well with the Santa Maria Raceway. At the only USAC/CRA race at the Central California track a year ago, he finished third. In addition, on his way to the 2016 title in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series, he had one win and second place finish in two outings on the 1/3 of a mile banked oval.

A picture containing building, outdoor, road, motorcycle Description generated with high confidenceBrody Roa, 2nd in USAC/CRA points, heads to Santa Maria Raceway this Saturday. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Off the track, the 26-year-old is going to be featured in a story penned by National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Pat Sullivan in an upcoming issue of Sprint Car and Midget Magazine. Publication date is forthcoming.

For fans who wish to see the #91R team in action this Saturday, Santa Maria Raceway is located at 1900 Hutton Road in Nippomo (93444). The track phone number is: (805) 922-2232. Fans can visit the track website by clicking on the following link: http://www.santamariaraceway.com/

The team will have its good-looking shirts that you can see below in the pits after the Santa Maria race. Cost will be $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

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

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

8-5 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

8-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-3 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-4 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-7 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-8 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-9 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

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

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING HEADS KICKS OFF THE BUSIEST STRETCH OF THE SEASON WITH THE SERIES LONGEST RACE TRIPLE-HEADER WEEKEND:

 The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads into the busiest stretch of the season starting this weekend with three races on tap. Larson Marks Racing will continue the Month of Money at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Friday and Saturday for the Night Before the Ironman and the Ironman 55. After Saturday's event, the team will make the six-hour drive to Knoxville, Iowa to defend the Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway.

IT TAKES AN IRONMAN: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 is a high-banked, third-mile circuit with cars turning 10-second lap times. With the extended laps for the feature, Saturday's Ironman 55 is the World of Outlaws longest, toughest race of the season.

FORMER IRONMAN: In 2015, Shane Stewart earned the Ironman title after charging to a runner-up on Friday. He qualified eighth before winning his heat race. Stewart secured the third-starting position for the 55-lap feature in the dash. During the first half of the longest race of the season, he maintained a top-five spot. With 21 laps remaining, the pilot of the LMR No. 2 charged to the runner-up position and set his sights on the leader. The caution was displayed on Lap 44 and crews were able to make adjustments to the No. 2 sprint car. On the ensuing restart, Stewart darted to the bottom and gave the leader a slide job to take over the top spot. He survived one more restart to earn the victory.

TWO-TIME AND DEFENDING WINNER: On Sunday, Larson Marks Racing heads to Stewart's most successful track on the circuit. The Bixby, Okla., native has claimed the top spot in the last two Capitani Classics. In 2015, Stewart started sixth on the grid for the main event and immediately moved inside the top three. After keeping the leaders in sight, Stewart executed a pair of slide jobs and took the lead on Lap 22 to capture the win. Last year, he started on the outside of the front row and took the initial lead before the caution was displayed with no lap complete. After the following restart, Stewart took the lead on Lap 3 and never looked back to earn his second Capitani Classic victory in as many races.

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 Watkins Glen International this weekend to compete in the NMECS and NASCAR Xfinity races.

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 Sunday night's race at Knoxville Raceway, Larson Marks Racing will be back on track Wednesday, August 9 at Knoxville Raceway for their preliminary night for the Knoxville Nationals.

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: 55 FAST TIME: 3 WINS: 4 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 16 TOP-10 FINISHES: 37

 

 

Thomas Kennedy Eyes Knoxville 360 Nationals with BDS Motorsports

By Spieker Promotions

KNOXVILLE, IA (August 3, 2017) – Tonight Thomas Kennedy makes his third attempt to qualify for the Knoxville 360 Nationals aboard the BDS Motorsports No. 1. Coming into the biggest 360 event of the year, Kennedy has six feature wins to his credit in 2017, three of those with a 360 under the hood.

Kennedy teamed up with BDS Motorsports last weekend to turn some laps at Knoxville, but mechanical issues plagued their night.

“We had motor issues all night in the 360 BDS car so we weren't able to get any laps there. In the 410 class I felt great in hot laps and went out for qualifying and my right front hub bearing shattered which caused the hub to shake violently,” said Kennedy of his family-owned No. 21K. “So I wasn't able to do what was needed to get a solid lap time. I started last row in 410 heat, had to run the B-main, started fourth row and missed the transfer by one spot.”

Kennedy’s best run at the 360 Nationals came in 2015 when the Winnipeg, MB driver wheeled his machine to a seventh place run in Saturday’s B-main event; missing the transfer position by just three spots. Entering the 2017 edition of the 360 Nationals, Kennedy is confident that he can get the Sebastian Sandblasting and Powdercoating / Super Shox entry into Saturday’s big dance.

“To make it into the big show Saturday will take lots of luck, determination, consistency, and teamwork. If all of those fall into place we should be looking golden for Saturday’s show,” said Kennedy.

Kennedy is excited to drive one of the top 360 Sprint Car rides in the country with BDS Motorsports and hopes to continue their tradition of success at Knoxville Raceway.

“Bryan contacted us little over a week ago. He was wondering what our plans were. Having ran out of time to get our new Mach-1 Chassis ready for the 360 Nationals, we figured we'd take the opportunity to drive for a great, up front running team and race the 360 Nationals for them,” said Kennedy. “The BDS Motorsports No. 1 has had great success over the years with racing at Knoxville and elsewhere. It'll be a great learning experience for us driving for a team that runs so strong at the famous Knoxville Raceway.”

Tonight’s races will be broadcasted live, via pay-per-view on thecushion.com. Free live audio is available on racinboys.com.

Upcoming Events:

Aug. 3-5th: 27th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals

Aug. 9-12th: 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals

2017 Stats:

Races – 26

Wins – 6

Top Fives – 15

Top Tens – 16

Heat Wins – 13

 

 

NOSA Preview: Devils Lake Speedway

By Spieker Promotions

CRARY, N.D. (August 2, 2017) – This Saturday night the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints make their fourth and final appearance of the season to Devils Lake Speedway. The event will mark the 35th visit to Devils Lake in series history.

When the NOSA Sprints last visited DLS on July 22nd, Wade Nygaard picked up his series leading 13th career win at the high-banked quarter-mile clay oval. Nygaard held off Casey Mack and Nick Omdahl to claim what was his second consecutive win. Since then, Nygaard has made it three straight wins on the NOSA tour, however, that steak will come to an end this weekend as he heads down to Knoxville to compete at the 360 Nationals.

That leaves the door wide open for a host of hungry competitors.

NOSA point leader, Austin Pierce, has won at every active NOSA track besides two, with Devils Lake being one of them. The driver of the Opp Construction / Lithia Ford No. 2A hasn’t finished outside of the top five since May 19th and hopes his consistency will lead to a win on Saturday night.

Casey Mack has the second-most wins at Devils Lake with four, including a win earlier this season. The East Grand Forks, Minnesota driver has the momentum of back-to-back top five finishes behind him entering this weekend’s action.

Nick Omdahl will be another driver to keep you eye on. Omdahl scored his first career NOSA win at DLS last year. On July 8th of this year, he backed up that win with another. Omdahl finished third in his last visit at DLS and will be looking to grab another win on Saturday.

The Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints will also be racing on Friday at River Cities Speedway.

Racing starts at 7pm on both Friday and Saturday.

NOSA Notebook: Previous Devils Lake Speedway Winners: 2000: Wade Nygaard (2) 2001: Wade Nygaard Mark Dobmeier Bobby Martin 2002: Wade Nygaard (3) 2003: Mark Dobmeier 2005: Wade Nygaard (2) 2006: Dave Sobczak 2007: Bobby Martin Casey Mack Lee Grosz 2008: Lou Kennedy Jr. 2011: Wade Nygaard (2) Casey Mack (2) 2012: Chris Shirek Jeff Brey 2013: Thomas Kennedy 2014: Thomas Kennedy (2) 2015: Wade Nygaard Chris Shirek Brenden Wilde 2016: Wade Nygaard Casey Mack Nick Omdahl 2017: Casey Mack Nick Omdahl Wade Nygaard

 

 

Austin Pierce Races to Runner-Up Finish at River Cities!

By Spieker Promotions

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (July 31, 2017) – Austin Pierce’s top five streak was extended to 14 races after Friday’s second place effort at River Cities Speedway. The driver of the Opp Construction / Lithia Ford No. 2A contended for the win in the closing stages, but ran out of laps.

The night began with a dominating heat race win as Austin led all 10 trips around the high-banked three-tenths mile clay oval. Austin’s best lap of the heat came on lap two, where he ran a time of 10.796, averaging 100.037mph.

“They had the track tacky and fast all night. I would have liked to have seen the track a little wider, but it was something different compared to what we have been used to this year,” said Austin.

The redraw put Austin outside of the front row for the 25-lap Buffalo Wild Wings main event with Wade Nygaard to his inside.

Nygaard got the jump to take the early lead, but Austin stayed in his tracks throughout the duration of the feature. With five laps to go, Austin had reeled in Nygaard in lapped traffic and pulled even with the No. 9N machine using the low side of the speedway.

“I thought for sure we were going to be able to get him there,” continued Austin. “On the last lap a lapped car dove down right in front of Wade and I. I was kind of counting on the yellow to come out there. Then we came around to turns three and four and Wade took my line away on the bottom coming to the checkers, but it was a good race.”

Running in the second spot, Austin was able to search the track to try to find a faster groove, while Nygaard was forced to protect the top side.

“I knew something was down there. I just kind of waited for the right time to hit it with Wade going to the top and getting trapped by lapped cars. It worked out, but we just ran out of laps there at the end.”

The second place run marks Austin’s 13th podium finish of the 2017 season and 18th overall top five. He once again extends his NOSA and River Cities Speedway points lead heading into the final full calendar month of the season.

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

Upcoming Events: August 4th: River Cities Speedway – Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints August 5th: Devils Lake Speedway – Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints August 11th: River Cities Speedway – Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints

2017 Stats: Races:21 Wins:2 Top 5’s: 18 Top 10’s: 18 Heat Wins: 9

 

 

Jordan Adams Collects Podium Finish at River Cities!

By Spieker Promotions

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (August 2, 2017) – Last Friday night Jordan Adams and his Home of Economy / Amity Technology team were back in action at the River Cities Speedway bullring. By night’s end, Jordan would pick up his best finish of the season at RCS.

This weekend, the Jordan Adams Racing team will be competing with the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Cars Friday at River Cities Speedway and Saturday at Devils Lake Speedway.

Jordan’s night got off to a great start last Friday. The Reynolds, N.D. driver wheeled his way to a runner-up finish in heat race number two after racing for the lead with Austin Pierce early on.

The redraw put Jordan third on the 26-car starting grid for the 25-lap main event.

As the green flag flew, Jordan instantly had his hands full with Alberta, Canada runner, Kelly Miller. Miller stole the third spot from Jordan on the opening lap, but Jordan came back to regain the position exiting turn two on lap two.

The lead duo of Wade Nygaard and Pierce had a 10 car length advantage over Jordan once he cleared traffic, but a caution would regroup the field for a double file restart.

As the race resumed, Jordan kept Nygaard and Pierce within striking distance. The leaders were quickly bottled up by dense lapped traffic, which allowed Jordan to pull even with Pierce for the second spot.

However, Pierce was able to rocket off the bottom to hold the position as Jordan was soon held up by the same traffic.

At the checkers, Jordan held on to the third spot to claim his fourth top five of the 2017 season.

Up Next: August 4th: River Cities Speedway - Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints August 5th: River Cities Speedway - Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints

2017 Stats: Races: 18 Wins: 1 Top Fives: 3 Top Tens: 9 Heat Wins: 3

 

 

Lee Grosz Racing - 360 Knoxville Nationals Preview!

By Spieker Promotions

HARWOOD, N.D. (August 1, 2017) – After taking last weekend off, Lee Grosz and the Beds by Design team are ready to make the eight hour haul to Knoxville, Iowa for the biggest race of the year; the 27th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals. Lee comes into the Nationals with two feature wins under his belt in 2017 and 15 top 10 finishes in 18 starts.

“I’m feeling pretty good about this weekend,” said Lee. “We took last weekend off to get ready for Knoxville and make sure we are 100% ready to go. We did a lot of work in the shop, working on setups to try to find some speed. We think we might have found something, but I guess we’ll see come Thursday. I’m feeling pretty confident going into Knoxville. Any time you feel that you’ve found something with your setup, it always gives you a little extra confidence going into the weekend. So hopefully what we found helps us out.”

Lee’s weekend will begin on Thursday night at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World,” as he is scheduled to run on the first of two qualifying nights. From time trials to the feature, Lee will be accumulating points each time his HI-10 Sports Center / Kyle Johnson Trucking No. 4J hits the track.

“Our main goal is to get locked into the A-main on Saturday after our qualifying night,” Lee continued. “It always makes for a lot more relaxed weekend when you know you’re locked in. Our ultimate goal is to run in the top 10 on Saturday night. Anything better than that is obviously icing on the cake.”

Lee says the majority of the weekend hinges on getting through your heat race on the preliminary night.

“Usually if you can get through your heat and run around the top 10 in your feature, you’ll be sitting pretty decent in the points,” he said. “If you can get a top five in your feature, you’re usually a guaranteed lock in, sometimes if you finish around 10th you’ll be cutting it close and relying on your time trial points. Hopefully we can have a good run and get locked in after Thursday. That would take a lot of pressure off of Saturday.”

Lee had enjoyed some success during his preliminary nights at Knoxville in the past. In 2011, the Harwood, N.D. driver won his preliminary night A-main, marking his first career win at Knoxville. Since then, Lee has added two prelim night top five finishes in 2013 and 2014, where he finished fifth each time. Lee’s best finish on Saturday night at the 360 Nationals came in 2014, where he raced to a 17th place finish.

Upcoming Events:

August 3-5: 27th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals - Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Cars

2017 STATS: Races: 18

Wins: 2

Top Fives: 11

Top Tens: 15

Heat Wins: 5

 

 

Wade Nygaard Rolls into 360 Knoxville Nationals on Three-Race Win Streak!

By Spieker Promotions

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (JULY 31, 2017) – If there’s a right time to peak, most teams would say it’s at the beginning of August near Nationals time. For Wade Nygaard and the Auto Finance Super Center team, they are doing just that.

Last Friday night, Wade picked up his third consecutive NOSA win at River Cities Speedway and sixth overall win of the 2017 season.

Wade led all 25 laps around the fast and tacky three-tenths mile clay oval, but heavy lapped traffic kept him from enjoying a comfortable advantage out front.

“There was a lot of lapped traffic and we were on them pretty quick. Sometimes it helps you and sometimes it doesn’t,” said Nygaard in victory lane. “I think I was getting by them pretty decent. A couple times I really had to lock it down in turn four because they would bounce through the ruts and I would have to slam on the brakes. I’m sure that’s when (Austin Pierce) was catching up.”

With Pierce hot on his heels in the last three laps, Wade had to muscle his No. 9N machine around the track to keep Pierce and Jordan Adams at bay. Tacky track conditions all night led to a choppy racing surface in certain parts of the track.

“Turn four was the worst I’ve seen it in years. You really had to hang on. That’s not good for an old guy like me. The car was really good in the rough stuff and turns one and two were pretty normal. It was fun,” Wade said.

On the final lap, Wade had a close call as a lapped car spun directly in front of him in turn two.

“I saw that they were headed towards the infield and I just thought, ‘Man, I hope there’s not a yellow.’ I knew I was going to miss her, but I was more worried that we would have to do another restart. Usually there is a preferred line for the restarts, but on Friday you started in the rough stuff and have the preferred line into turn one, or start in the smooth stuff out of turn four and be stuck on the bottom in turn one.”

With consecutive wins at Red River Valley Speedway, Devils Lake Speedway, and now River Cities Speedway to their credit, the Nygaard Motorsports team will head to Knoxville this weekend to compete at the 27th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals.

“We’re going to do well in the 360’s I think and hopefully we learn a lot during the 360’s to help us out in the 410 Nationals,” he said. “I’ve got a lot of buddies, who have a lot of experience around there, that are helping us out. This will be the first time I’ll have help like this down at Knoxville.”

In his last two previous starts at the 360 Knoxville Nationals, Wade transferred from the D-main to finish 14th in the C-main in 2009 and finished 22nd in the B-main in 2006. Wade has one 360 win on his 2017 resume, which came at Cedar Lake Speedway with the UMSS Sprints.

Upcoming Events:

August 3-5: 27th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals - Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Cars

August 9-12: 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

 

 

Snap-On Again Sponsoring “Mechanic of the Race” at Front Row Challenge!

(Bill W) August 3, 2017 – Mark Stuchel’s Snap-On Tools franchise of Des Moines, Iowa is again partnering with the 22nd Annual Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and Searsboro Telephone Company this Monday, August 7 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Snap-On will be sponsoring the “Mechanic of the Race”, presenting a 3/8” Impact Wrench Set to the winning mechanic.

Kale Kahne received the “Mechanic of the Race” Award in 2016 after wrenching on race winner Daryn Pittman’s machine. In fact, Kasey Kahne Racing has taken the last two “Mechanic of the Race” awards. Other winners have included Roger Hall and Chad Morgan.

To purchase tickets or if you have questions, call 515 957-0020 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

Other FRC News…

Heat winners will receive $500 in cash. Sponsors for the $500 cash gifts will be Country Builders Construction, Seafoam Motor Treatment, Superflow Dynamometers & Flowbenches and True Value of Oskaloosa. Heat winners will also receive a shovel from TheSnowPlow.com, and “Protein 7” from Nutrishop of Maple Grove, Minnesota.

Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) is located in Hartford, Wisconsin, and provides sprint car components. Among their giveaways are a Shop Assembly Cart – Tear Down Cart, a Nurf & Bumper Rack, a Nose Wing Tray and a Wheel Wrench Rack. In addition to these giveaways, the top finishing HRP Wing customer will receive a new top wing!

Country Builders Construction of California will be offering a $500 bonus for the driver with the quickest time in qualifying.

Rens Trucking is providing the “BC Bonus” in honor of Bryan Clauson, offering $425 for 17th place in the main event for the 410’s, and $75 for 17th place in the 305’s. In addition, public donations will be accepted for the “BC Bonus” up until the event!

Discount Infield Party Passes are available now at Oskaloosa True Value Hardware store, located at 202 1st Ave East in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Passes can also be obtained by visiting Slideways Karting Center and Mini-Golf, located north of Knoxville, Iowa on Highway 14. If you are planning on purchasing an Infield Party Pass, you can purchase them now for $20, $5 off the price the day of the race!

Allan Holland of Hoseheads.com has announced that he will be presenting $500 to the highest finishing Pennsylvania Posse driver.

The top eight point getters through time trials and heat races will be eligible for the new DeBerg Concrete Keith Hutton Memorial King of the Hill Max. The four cars in positions 1, 3, 5 and 7 in points will face off, as will cars in positions 2, 4, 6 and 8. Yes, four cars will go at it for two laps! The top two finishers in each event will face off in the finale worth $1,000 from DeBerg Concrete and a starting spot on the pole of the feature! All drivers, other than the winner, will receive a right rear tire from Hoosier.

For more information on the Front Row Challenge, visit www.OskyChallenges.com!

Front Row Challenge Winners

1996 Night 1 Travis Cram

1996 Night 2 Terry McCarl

1997 Rain

1998 Tyler Walker

1999 Jac Haudenschild

2000 Jeff Shepard

2001 Lance Dewease

2002 Tyler Walker (2)

2003 Lance Dewease (2)

2004 Jeff Shepard (2)

2005 Danny Lasoski

2006 Kenny Jacobs

2007 Rob Chaney

2008 Daryn Pittman

2009 Sammy Swindell

2010 Sammy Swindell (2)

2011 Sammy Swindell (3)

2012 Daryn Pittman (2)

2013 Brian Brown

2014 Brian Brown (2)

2015 Brad Sweet

2016 Daryn Pittman (3)

 

 

McFadden excited to join World of Outlaws at Pevely for Ironman 55

By Fully Injected Motorsports
Contact: Anthony Corini

PEVELY, MO (August 3, 2017) - James McFadden and the Highlands Tire Service team will conclude their summer tour in the Midwest, starting with a return trip to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

“I love this place. Everyone I have talked to loves this place,” McFadden said of I-55, one of his favorite tracks in the country. “It’s an elbows up, racey little joint. I’m looking forward to it.” McFadden finished 11th in last year’s Ironman 55 and will be looking to improve on that mark.

McFadden and the Highlands team have been consistent in Pennsylvania but will look for more speed in the Midwest. McFadden is coming off another weather-hindered weekend with rain allowing the team to compete only once, a respectable sixth place finish during Port Royal’s Living Legends Dream Race.

Following Pevely, McFadden will conclude his United States tour at the famed Knoxville Raceway for the Capitani Classic and Knoxville Nationals. Last year, McFadden qualified for his first career Knoxville Nationals A-Main, before mechanical issues sidelined him before the green flag flew, and will look to build of that this year.

First and foremost, McFadden wants to thank everyone involved with the Highlands Tire No. 3 that allows him to run such a demanding United States schedule.

The Highlands team want to thank its partners and sponsors including: Bully Hill Vineyards, Freysinger Auto Sales, Highlands Tire and Service Center, Highlands Power Sports, and Maxim Chassis.

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

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

Recent Results:
Williams Grove 7/21 – World of Outlaws – 20th
Williams Grove 7/22 – World of Outlaws – Rained Out
Williams Grove - 7/29 – Rained Out
Port Royal - 7/30 – 6th

Upcoming:
8/4 – I-55 – World of Outlaws
8/5 – I-55 – World of Outlaws
8/6 – Knoxville Raceway – Capitani Classic
8/10 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville Nationals
8/11 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville Nationals
8/12 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville Nationals

 

 

Bellm Banks another Lake Ozark Speedway Win

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (August 3, 2017) – The lake is always a nice place to be during the heat of the summer and Kyle Bellm continues to have the hot hand at Lake Ozark Speedway after driving the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car to another win on Saturday night.

The win aboard the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision machine marked Bellm’s fifth triumph of the season and fourth atop the 1/3-mile Lake Ozark Speedway clay oval.

“It was good to get another one there,” Bellm says. “That track just keeps being good for us.”

A high draw number did nothing to slow Bellm and the Kannady Racing Engines/Heidbreder Foundation Service entry on this night.

“I drew the last starting position for the heat and managed to win it,” Bellm recalls.

A dash for cash was next on the evening slate of events for the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions team.

“We had a little too deep a gear for the heat race and didn’t get that changed out in time,” Bellm says.

With a few more adjustments made, Bellm and the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care team were feature ready.

“It was a pretty good race, Miles Paulus made us work for it,” Bellm relates. “He got by on a mid-race restart and we slid each other back and forth for a couple of laps.”

Bellm ultimately prevailed and went on to post the win aboard the Schaeffer Oil/Prater Designs/The Engine Heater machine.

“Miles was probably a little better than us on the short runs and we were better on the longer runs,” Bellm sums up.

Bellm and crew will get the next two weekends off before gearing up for the stretch drive of the 2017 season.

2017 Quick Stats: 25 races, 5 wins, 12 top-fives, 12 top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS Warrior Region at Cameron, Missouri’s U.S. 36 Raceway on August 18.

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.

 

 

Reutzel Ready for Knoxville 360 Nationals after Big Score at Jackson

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (August 3, 2017) – Coming off the heels of a $10,000 triumph at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex last Friday, Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team set their sights on the Knoxville 360 Nationals crown this weekend.

Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team will hit the ½-mile clay oval at Iowa’s Marion County Fairgrounds on Thursday night to set the stage for Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win Knoxville 360 Nationals finale.

Reutzel will then round out this weekend with Sunday night’s Capitani Classic atop the Knoxville, Iowa clay leading into next week’s 57th Annual Knoxville Nationals.

The Clute, TX, racer looks to improve upon his previous best Knoxville 360 Nationals finish by two positions after finishing third in the event in 2015.

Saturday’s $15,000 winner’s share would go nicely with the $10,000 that Reutzel pocketed in Minnesota last weekend. The Jackson Motorplex triumph was Reutzel’s sixth overall win of the year and first in 410-ci competition.

“It was great to finally get that first 410 win at Jackson,” Reutzel says. “We’ve been so close there a few times before, we’ve always been good there.”

Reutzel started the night fast out of the box aboard the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited entry. “We were fast in hot laps,” Reutzel recalls. “Then we qualified tenth, the track came in a little later.”

Timing in tenth worked to Reutzel’s advantage this time around.

“The heat races were a little one lane and a lot of the guys that timed ahead of us didn’t make it to the top four to transfer,” Reutzel says. “We ran fourth in our heat and that put us front row for the feature.”

Reutzel took full advantage of that front row starting position by racing on to a $10,000 payday, even if he had to battle back from a slow start.

“We were fighting a stumble all night, so we weren’t good on the starts,” Reutzel says. “We were lucky to hold on to second at the start of the race.”

Once up to speed though, there was no holding back Reutzel.

“We were staying with Zomer,” Reutzel relates. “I knew I just had to be patient and stay on him, then try to get by him in traffic.”

The plan worked out to perfection with Reutzel racing by in traffic and then cruising on to the checkered flag aboard the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance machine.

A pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour nights in Iowa followed at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday and then Mason City Motor Speedway on Sunday.

The Knoxville card started out in promising fashion with a time that was sixth-quick among his group of 31 in the 62 car field.

“We were great in qualifying, but then we were way too loose in the heat race,” Reutzel says.

After gaining just one position from sixth to fifth in his heat race, Reutzel was forced into “B” Main action.

“We weren’t very good in that either,” Reutzel says. “I got into the wall on the last lap and had a flat tire down the backstretch and barely missed a transfer position.”

Reutzel and crew went on to Mason City Motor Speedway on Sunday for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour’s first visit to the facility. A high draw number was not what the doctor ordered on this night.

“It rubbered up in hot laps,” Reutzel says of the Mason City racetrack.

Mired at the tail of his heat race on a rubber-down surface, Reutzel salvaged a top-ten finish on the night.

“We gained one position in the heat race,” Reutzel says. “Then we started 16th in the feature, passed six cars on the opening lap and that was pretty much it.”

Attention shifts exclusively to Knoxville Raceway for the next ten nights, beginning with Thursday’s qualifying round at the 27th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals.

2017 Quick Stats: 51 races, 6 wins, 19 top-fives, 29 top-tens.

Up Next: Knoxville 360 Nationals qualifier on Thursday night, Knoxville 360 Nationals finale on Saturday and the Capitani Classic at Knoxville (IA) Raceway on Sunday night.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com. Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Triple Crown Championship Series Turns Focus to Oswego’s Budweiser International Classic Weekend

OSWEGO, NY (August 3, 2017) – The world’s richest and longest Supermodified race is now the focus of the Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear, as the cars and stars of the ultimate Supermodified championship begin preparations for the Budweiser International Classic 200 at Oswego Speedway.

With eight TCCS events in the books, including the first Triple Crown event at Sandusky Speedway, the Oswego Classic emerges as the next double point event on the schedule with valuable points and money on the line.

Dave Shullick Jr. has been in control of the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year standings since the season opened at Oswego on May 13 and he now holds an 85-point lead on Mike Muldoon as the tour returns to Oswego on Sunday, September 3. While an 85-point advantage is steep, double points can change that margin in a hurry.

Shullick has indicated via social media that his total focus through Classic Weekend will be solely on non-wing Supermodified action, driving only the John Nicotra Racing No. 2 through September 3. The Bodnar Motorsports winged Supermodifieds will not return to action until the Star Speedway Classic on September 9, which will finish the lucrative TCCS season.

High point men Shullick, Muldoon, Otto Sitterly, Jeff Abold, and Joey Payne will also turn their focus solely to Oswego in the next three weeks to prepare for the 200 and they will be joined by fellow TCCS followers Tim Snyder and Joe Gosek.

Dave Danzer, Tim Jedrzejek, and Dave McKnight will have slightly less time to prepare for the Oswego Classic as they will compete in a flurry of ISMA events before Labor Day Weekend with trips to Lee USA, Waterford, and Delaware International.

While Shullick has been in control of the driver championship all season, Muldoon Racing has emerged as the new favorite in the Supermodified championship with their No. 15 machine.

Muldoon Racing holds a 75-point lead in that portion of the championship heading back to Oswego leading Team Abold Racing, who thrust themselves into the championship conversation with a stellar weekend at Sandusky in the No. 05.

A finish of ninth in the Hy-Miler 100 at Sandusky has Team Abold Racing and driver Jeff Abold running second in the Supermodified championship. The defending champions of Oswego’s Budweiser International Classic, the Abold team is in prime position to make a run at the title over the course of the last two races of the season.

The Penix Racing 14 with Joey Payne at the controls has moved to third in the Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year championship with the Danzer Racing No. 52 and the Snyder Racing No. 0 finishing the top five with 200-laps next on tap for the TCCS at Oswego.

If interested in helping to support the Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing feel free to contact series promoter Dan Kapuscinski by e-mail at dkapuscinski00@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 708-7544.

To learn more about Oswego Speedway, visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com and be sure to visit www.ismasupers.com for more information on the International Supermodified Association.

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: (as of July 29)
1. Dave Shullick Jr.*** - 699
2. Mike Muldoon - 614
3. Otto Sitterly - 586
4. Dave Danzer - 555
5. Jeff Abold - 539
6. Joey Payne - 534
7. Tim Snyder - 527
8. Tim Jedzrejek - 525
9. Dave McKnight - 521
10. Joe Gosek - 460

Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Standings: (as of July 29)
1. Muldoon Racing 15 - 614
2. Team Abold Racing 05 - 539
3. Penix Racing 14 - 534
4. Danzer Racing 52 - 527
5. Snyder Racing 0 - 527
6. Morton Racing 70 - 521
7. Gosek Racing 00 - 460

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)**
September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)**
** - 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

 

 

Hunter Racing Team Stays Consistent In New York

By: Joe Burrage

Alvada, OH – (August 1st, 2017) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions were in action over the weekend in New York for three races. The Hunter Racing Team kicked things off at the Outlaw Speedway located in Dundee, New York on Friday night. Kemenah once again showed consistency right away as he timed in second quick in his group, followed by a second place finish in his Heat Race and a third place finish in the Dash.

Kemenah started the 30-Lap; Feature in the third position and would maintain his position for the majority of the race. In the closing stages of the race Kemenah started to slowly catch Tyler Esh who was running in the second position. Esh would cut a tire handing the position over to Kemenah with a handful of laps remaining. On the ensuring restart race leader Ryan Smith would jump out to a commanding lead forcing Kemenah to finish the race in the second position.

“We had a good car tonight but Ryan (Smith) was just a bit faster than us,” said Kemenah. “When Tyler (Esh) lost his tire I knew I had one crack at trying to get by Smith there in the end but he did a great job to get away from us. On the way out here Brian (Kemenah) and I talked about getting off to a fast start in qualifying to set our night up for success and we accomplished it tonight. We want to win races for sure but we were able to stay out of trouble and finish in second place. I have to thank everyone associated with this team, we have so much support from all of our sponsors and it feels great to run up front.”

On Sunday The Hunter Racing Team made its way to the high banked Lebanon Valley Speedway.

Kemenah once again started the feature on the inside of the second row, but he did not get the start he was looking for. After the first lap was completed Kemenah was shuffled back to the fifth position and from there Alvada, Ohio drive quickly went to work.

On Lap Three Kemenah moved up to the third position then moved into the second position on the fourth lap. The Hunter Racing No.10H continued to run in the top three until Sammy Swindell was able to pass Kemenah for the fourth position on Lap-11.

Running in the fourth position with plenty of laps remaining Kemenah was staying close to Swindell hoping he would make a mistake but it did not happen. Kemenah was able to stay close to Swindell but was unable to make a move for the third position.

“We had a very fast car early in the feature and when we went from fifth to second in one lap I thought we had a great shot racing for the lead,” said Kemenah. “The track was slick and you had to really hit your marks or you would lose positions. Sammy (Swindell) and I had equal cars and once he passed me I knew he was going to be tough to catch and pass. To come out here and stay consistent and run up front is very important to our race team we give it everything we every race. I can’t thank all of our supporters enough they help this team so much, Rob Hunter has given us everything we need to win races and if we can continue to stay consistent the wins will come for sure.”

Chad and Brian Kemenah have been busy back at the shop getting everything ready for the biggest week of Sprint Car Racing. The Hunter Racing Team will be racing this weekend at the 360 Knoxville Nationals and the Capitani Classic on Sunday evening. On Monday night Kemenah will be in action at the Front Row Challenge, and from there it’s onto the Knoxville Nationals that start on Wednesday night.

“The Knoxville Nationals are just around the corner here and we are 95% complete and were just putting the final touches on a few things,” said Kemenah. “The Knoxville Nationals is the one race every driver wants to win and you have to be perfect every time you’re on the racing surface or you could be in for a very long week. Rob and Rita Hunter have provided us with a really good 360 Motor to compete at this weekend’s 360 Knoxville Nationals. We don’t have a lot laps at Knoxville this season but my brother Brian knows this track extremely well so were going to go out there and do the best we can.”

The Hunter Racing Team would like to thank Maxim Chassis, Kistler Racing Engines, Champion Racing Oil, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, JRC Transportation, DKW Transport, JLT, Seneca Energy Corp., Brilex, Pro Shocks, Top Flight Wings, Real Racing Wheels, FSR Radiators, and KSE Racing Products for all of your support.

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – Cappy This Sunday!

(Bill W) August 2, 2017 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team will compete at the “Capitani Classic” this Sunday. It’s the last event at Knoxville Raceway before the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals commence next week. Last Saturday night, the West Burlington, Iowa native came home 13th in the feature at Knoxville.

Things started with Josh timing in ninth quick, after coming out 22nd in the order. “We were somewhat late going out, so to be ninth quick was respectable,” he says. “We were honestly pretty happy. We were off a bit, but we’re not going to complain about that.”

A tough heat saw him finish fifth after starting fourth. “I don’t know if they were blinking when the heat started or not,” jokes Josh. “It was kind of an embarrassing start when Madsen got beside Tasker (Phillips) there before the line and bunched us all up. We didn’t have anywhere to go. Then we got a dirty slider and it was a snowball effect. We got in line and finished fifth.”

Starting eleventh in the feature, Josh would vie in the top ten before settling for 13th. “I thought the way the track was earlier in the night, it would be different,” he says. “You don’t expect the place to be that dry…and it has been all year. It’s frustrating, but it’s the same for everybody. I didn’t get to the rubber quick enough late there, and got hung out on top.”

Though it was an entertaining race up front, he would lose a spot or two late. The team will do some testing at this Sunday’s Capitani Classic. “A couple of guys got by us late,” says Josh. “Track position is so important any more. We ended up 13th. We need to be a little bit better. We’ll do some testing early at the Cappy. If it works, we’ll keep going, and if it doesn’t, we’ll just get ready for the Nationals.”

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Colagiovanni Turning Heads in the 410 Ranks

Paulie Colagiovanni and the All Star Performance 410 Sprint Car headed out this past weekend to compete with the All Stars Circuit of Champions turn run by Tony Stewart.

Friday night Colagiovanni and team headed to the Outlaw Speedway. With 25 cars signed into the pits, Colagiovanni was 3rd in hot laps, and timed an impressive 11th. Colagiovanni started in the 6th position for heat race 1 on the night. Colagiovanni brought home a 4th place finish sending the youngster directly to the feature event.

In the feature event, Colagiovanni started in the 11th position and brought home the 10c in the 10th position earning his first top 10 in a 410-sprint car.

On Saturday night Colagiovanni headed to the Orange County Fair Speedway. Colagiovanni had previous experience on the hard clay but only with a 360-sprint car. With 29 cars signed into the pit area, Colagiovanni timed in the 21st position. Colagiovanni started 5th in heat race 3 on the night. Colagiovanni brought home a 6th place heat finish.

Colagiovanni started the 25-lap feature event in the 16th position. Colagiovanni was on the move in the feature event, advancing a top of 12 positions bringing home a 4th place finish earning the title of hard charger.

On Sunday night Colagiovanni headed to one of the fastest tracks in the northeast. Lebanon Valley Speedway was on the schedule for Sunday night and with 25 cars signed into the pit area, Colagiovanni timed in the 10th position.

Starting heat race 3 on the pole, Colagiovanni earned his first ASCoC heat race win and advanced directly the feature event and the JE Pistons 6 lap Dash. Colagiovanni finished in 4th position and took the 4th starting position for the 25-lap feature event.

Starting 4th on the field, Colagiovanni and after 25 laps, Colagiovanni brought home a 7th place finish.

For the weekend, in three races, Colagiovanni had 1 heat race win and finished all three races inside the top 10.

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports gets back to the front
(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 2, 2017 – The ebb and flow of the 2017 racing season flipped back to the good side for Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team over back-to-back nights at The Plymouth Dirt Track and Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie last weekend.
On Saturday, July 29, the team was among 25 PDTR Sprint Cars which signed in to do battle on the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds third-mile clay oval. The night got off to a rousing start as Pokorski drove to his first heat race victory of the season, following a spirited duel with Tim Haddy in the second Sprint Car heat race.
After lining up sixth in the A-main, Pokorski raced in the top five throughout most of the event and advanced into the top three following an accident involving Danny Schlafer and Tim Haddy. Pokorski battled with Doug Wondra and Justin Miller in the closing stages of the 25-lap main event before taking the checkered flag in second place behind first-time PDTR A-main winner Kevin Karnitz.
“It was nice to come out on the winning end of a nice side-by-side battle with Tim Haddy in the heat race,” Pokorski said. “In the main, the car was decent. We had another good race with Justin Miller and finished with a solid second.”
On Sunday, the team ventured to the historic Angell Park Speedway on Sunday night for the second of three scheduled appearances for the Midwest Sprint Car Association at the Sun Prairie speed plant this season.
With 21 MSA cars in the pit area, Pokorski lined up third in the second heat race. After getting shuffled back in the pack at the start of the 10-lap race, Pokorski came home fifth. He automatically advanced to the A main where he started 15th.
The first half of the 25-lap A main proved to be relatively uneventful for Pokorski as he maintained the 15th position as the caution flew on lap 15. On the restart, the 2014 MSA Masters Series champion found his groove as he used the high line to sweep past Tony Wondra, Josh Teunissen and Doug Wondra with a big move in turns one and two to advance to 12th.
The caution was displayed again on lap 23 when Ryan Mayr flipped along the backstretch. After restarting 10th, Pokorski bolted past Will Gerrits and Dannon Tessmer on the restart to come home with a solid eighth-place showing in a race won by Danny Schlafer.
“On Sunday night, we just got bad start in heat, which got us behind and in the back of the pack to start the A main,” Pokorski said. “Once traffic thinned a bit in the feature, we got rolling pretty good and managed to get a pretty decent eighth-place finish. It was a pretty good weekend overall. I'm happy anytime we go forward.”
This Saturday, Aug. 5, Pokorski will return to The Plymouth Dirt Track for PDTR Sprint Car action. The Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Cars will also be competing, along with the PDTR Micro Sprints. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 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 Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, August 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Saturday, August 12 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Sunday, August 13 – Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie (MSA)
Saturday, August 19 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)

2017 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers

Total Events - 16
MSA events – 15
IRA events - 1
A-Main Victories - 1
Top Five A-Main Finishes - 5
Top 10 A-Main Finishes - 7
Heat Race Victories - 1

 

 

Matt Covington

CG Motorsports- Glenpool, Ok. (Aug 3, 2017) Matt Covington and crew are prepped and ready to roll for their qualifying night on Thursday at the famed Knoxville Raceway for the Great Southern Bank 360 Nationals.

Despite last Sunday’s engine trouble, Covington is heading into this event with a month’s worth of consistent, strong finishes along with a win.

Covington lost his primary National’s motor last Sunday at Mason City while running 2nd on the last corner of the final lap. But, he managed to limp across the line with only a few cars passing him. He was able to salvage a 5th place finish.

“We are very optimistic and excited to get this weekend’s racing underway,” stated Covington. “We left home a couple months back and have been doing pretty well. I am glad to be sitting here at one of my favorite tracks with a chance to end this swing on a high note. This year I think we can make the main on Saturday and have a great finish.”

“After qualifying decently on Saturday at Knoxville, we experimented bar-wise during the heat. That ended up not working very well and I lost a couple spots. So we went back to the setup we ran earlier this year for the B feature and were really fast. We started towards the back and ended up missing the transfer by one, finishing 3rd.”

“Sunday at Mason City was fixing to be a really great night before the motor blew. We won the heat and started the A main from the outside pole. We were running 2nd the entire race until the very last turn. That’s when the motor blew for whatever reason. We were lucky to have gotten across the line in 5th. And, unfortunately, that was the motor we were saving for the Nationals. But the one we just put in has performed well in Knoxville before. So, if our setup is on point and I do my part, then I’m sure we’ll be just fine. Tyler has been working very hard and giving me great cars to drive. We just rebuilt and freshened the car before heading up here last weekend, so I am really confident and looking forward to our qualifying night. Hopefully it will turn out to be a good points night and setup us up in the A on Saturday. Sunday we’ll put the 410 in and get switched over for the Capitani Classic to get dialed in for next week. I always look forward to this time of year.”

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-38, Wins-1, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-30

ON TAP: 8/03/2017 Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, IA 8/05/2017 Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, IA

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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.

 

 

Robbie Price 4th at Skagit Speedway Summer Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to have an extremely strong season at Skagit Speedway, Robbie Price ran well again in one of the track’s marquee events as he would finish fourth during the Bob’s Burgers and Brew Summer Nationals on Saturday night.

“Friday night was kind of tough,” Price said. “The track really didn’t play into our favor and we came from the back of the pack to finish 11th. Luckily things went better on Saturday night, and we really came on at the end.”

Kicking the two-day event off on Friday night, Price would open his 2017 Summer Nationals up by timing his Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal/Wheeler Paint Works/Rod End Supply backed No. 21 machine 21 quickest during qualifying time trials.

Moving for sixth to fifth in his heat race, the Cobble Hill, BC driver would find himself in the night’s B Main, however he would take care of business and move into the Friday night feature event.

Lining up scratch on the field, Price would do a nice job while running in heavy traffic for the duration of the race. Working his way forward steadily, Price would close the opener out in the 11th spot, which left him looking for more during Saturday night’s finale.

Getting his night off to a much better start, Price would time in seventh quickest in time trials before racing his way to a second place finish during heat race competition.

Advancing into the nightly redraw, the seven pill placed Price in the fourth row for the final feature event of the weekend.

Getting off to a bit of a slow start, Price would find himself back in the 11th spot early in the race but would use a couple of restarts to climb up to eighth. Just past the halfway point, officials would drop the red flag and allow teams to refuel for the final dash to the finish.

Taking over the seventh spot on the restart, Price would pounce in traffic as he made the high-side work after taking the white flag. Surging up into the fourth position, Price would close in on third place’s bumper coming to the checkered as he closed his weekend out with another Top-Five finish.

“I didn’t’ run to well to start the feature event on Saturday night, but once I calmed down and focused we really got moving,” Price added. “Thanks to everyone that continues to help us and support this deal.”

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-22, Wins-3, Top-5’s-9, Top 10’s-13

ON TAP: Robbie will now follow the Summer Thunder Series south this weekend as he will be in action in Cottage Grove, OR on Friday and Saturday night.

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

 

 

Schedule of Events for 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals
presented by Casey's General Stores

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 2, 2017) -- The 2017 schedule of events for the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores is action-packed and star studded! From concerts, to charity events, to a bar crawl and driver Q&As, there's not a moment for fans to get bored at Knoxville Raceway!

Wednesday - Saturday:
8am - Knoxville Raceway Ticket Office Opens
8am - National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Opens with special fan forums each day.
9am - 15th Annual Mini Nationals at Slideways Karting Center
10am - Trade Show in Grand Show Barn at Knoxville Raceway Opens
10am - Driver Apparel + Merchandise Village Opens
2pm - Pit Gates Open
5:30pm - Grandstand Gates Open

Monday:
7pm - Outlaw Dirt Kart Nationals at English Creek Speedway

Tuesday:
7pm - Knoxville Nationals Queen's Contest in Dyer Hudson Hall
7pm - Outlaw Dirt Kart Nationals at English Creek Speedway

Wednesday, BRANDT Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night:
1pm - Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular at Slideways featuring Tony Stewart, Kyle Larson and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
3pm - Great Southern Bank Kid Zone Opens featuring a Casey's Pizza Party with Brian Brown
5:30pm - Defending Champion Jason Johnson Media Event
6pm - Arctic Cat Winged Nation presented by Sage Fruit on Fan Zone Stage

Thursday Toyota Qualifying Night:
10:30am - KRCO "Bus Ride" Bar Crawl Departs Track
11am - National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Members Only VIP Reception with Donny Schatz
1pm - Steve King Foundation Cornhole Tournament at Fan Zone Stage
3pm - Great Southern Bank Kid Zone Opens featuring a Kone Korner Ice Cream Party with Shane Stewart
3pm - "Thunder Road" the book presentation and Q&A with author Tom Toutz at National Sprint Car Hall of Fame
6pm - Arctic Cat Winged Nation presented by Sage Fruit on Fan Zone Stage
Post - Races: Punching Pandas band on Fan Zone Stage
Post - Races: Annual Chicken Feed in Fan Zone

Friday FVP Preliminary Night and Speed Sport Challenge:
8am - United Trailers National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Golf Classic- Knoxville Country Club
12noon - Tony Stewart Foundation "Tony's Flip it For Good" Event at Fan Zone Stage
2:30pm - A-Main Driver Autograph Session in West End of Dyer Hudson Hall (200 tickets distributed at 2pm)
3pm - Great Southern Bank Kid Zone Opens featuring free face painting
3pm - Tony Stewart and Donny Schatz Question & Answer Session at Great Southern Bank Kid Zone
3:30pm - Australia Driver Q&A with David Mills and Wade Aunger on Fan Zone Stage
4pm - Punching Pandas band live on Fan Zone Stage
6pm - Arctic Cat Winged Nation presented by Sage Fruit on Fan Zone Stage
Post - Races: CTRL+C LIVE from the Fan Zone Stage

Saturday, 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores Finale:
10am - 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores Parade - Downtown Knoxville
Noon - National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Charity Auction
1pm - Great Southern Bank Kid Zone Opens featuring Balloon Twisting Artist
1:30pm - Driven2SaveLives Question & Answer Session on the Fan Zone Stage
2pm - Driven2SaveLives Show Us Your Heart Driver Autograph Session at Fan Zone Stage
3pm - 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores Driver's Meeting - West End of Dyer-Hudson Hall - Open to the Public
3:30pm - Arctic Cat Winged Nation presented by Sage Fruit on Fan Zone Stage
5pm - 6:30pm - Nashville Country Artist Pat Cooper live on Fan Zone Stage

Sunday:
1:45am - Fan Finale Party presented by Tony Stewart Racing in Turns 3 & 4 Barn featuring Nashville Country Artist Pat Cooper live on stage

 

 

Terry McCarl Heads Into Knoxville Nationals Red Hot After Sweeping Knoxville Raceway with KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the biggest two weeks of the season upon the sprint car world, a slew of drivers head into the Knoxville Nationals red-hot after scoring wins with KSE Racing Products.

During the biggest pre nationals weekend of the season, nobody stood out quite like Terry McCarl. Running his TMac Motorsports machine in both divisions on Saturday night, McCarl made a statement as he used KSE Racing Products to sweep the show and win both the 360 and 410 features.

David Gravel has been extremely tough to beat in the CJB Motorsports entry on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour. Gravel picked up two more wins with KSE Racing Products as he used late race heroics to win at both Hartford and