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70th Anniversary of First Auto Race on DuQuoin “Magic Mile”

DuQuoin, IL-(August 27, 2016)-This Labor Day weekend marks the 70th birthday for automobile racing on the famed “Magic Mile” at the picturesque DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in southern Illinois. A hall of fame roster of drivers have seen action on the DuQuoin clay which has produced some of the most famous and infamous moments in American auto racing.

William Hayes, owner of the local Coca-Cola bottling plant envisioned a fair in southern Illinois that rivaled yet complimented the established state fair in Springfield. He purchased 30 acres land on the south side of the small southern Illinois community and in 1923 launched the first DuQuoin State Fair. In 1939 the Hayes group purchased reclaimed strip mine land adjacent to the fair property and increased the size of the fairgrounds to 1200 acres. The reclaimed mine land helped give the fair its appearance of lakes and camping areas, in addition over 1400 trees were planted as part of the landscaping effort.

Near the end of World War II construction began on a new one mile dual purpose race track to replace the half mile track and small wooden grandstand that were used for horse and auto racing. The half mile grandstand burned to the ground during the summer of 1945 and as a result the new grandstand had to be rushed to be able to host fairgoers for entertainment that year. Steel shortages from the war prevented the grandstand from being completed and the ban on auto racing, which had not yet been lifted, prevented cars from taking to the track.

Actually August 31 of this year will mark the exact date that auto racing was first contested on the mile long ribbon of dirt as in 1946 Labor Day fell on September 2 of that year. Thus, on Saturday August 31, 1946 sprint cars took to the mile before a large crowd in the grandstand which did not yet have the classic roof over the stage area. CSRA star Jimmy Wilburn won the 25 mile event, two days later Hal Cole took a 10-mile feature on the new track. Cars returned in 1947 with Wilburn setting a new track record of 36.91 and winning a 25 mile feature in sprint cars on August 30, while Ray Knepper won a 10-mile feature on Labor Day. Despite the success of the first events Hayes had bigger plans for his facility.

Petitioning for and gaining sanction for a AAA 100-mile national championship race during the winter Hayes scheduled the event for Labor day 1948 and to the surprise of many scheduled a second one in October. The fair race was won by future Indianapolis 500 winner Lee Wallard while the still date in October turned tragic. A cool day with a small crowd watched as popular national driving champion Ted Horn flipped in turn 4 early in the event and later passed away at the local hospital. The accident made national headlines and gave rise to the annual Ted Horn 100 national championship race during the DuQuoin State Fair.

Champ cars and midgets returned in 1949, with stock cars added in 1950. 1950 also marked the first time a DuQuoin championship car race was rained out and not rescheduled. Over the next five and one half decades auto racing fans by the thousands made the Labor Day weekend pilgrimage to DuQuoin for the motor sports program. The list of participants in those programs currently fills more than one auto racing hall of fame. Jimmy Bryan, Fred Lorenzen, A.J. Foyt, Rodger Ward, Jack Bowsher, Don White, Butch Hartman, Al Unser, Mario Andretti, Gary Bettenhausen, Dean Roper, Jack Hewitt and Frank Kimmel are just a few of the names who have visited DuQuoin’s lakeside victory lane.

A new tradition continues Labor Day weekend with the first all night time racing program on the mile. The USAC Ted Horn 100 takes place on Saturday night September 3, with the ARCA General Tire Grabber stock car race on Sunday night September 4.

Pit gates are scheduled to open on Saturday, September 3 at 1:00 PM, with the grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 5:00, and racing at 7:00 with Modified heats followed by the Ted Horn 100 presented by Casey's General Store. The ARCA Racing Series, presented by Menards comes to town on the following day for the General Tire Grabber 100 presented by Federated Car Care.

Sunday pits will open at 10:00 AM, with grandstands opening at 1:00 PM. ARCA practice will be on track at 2:30 with Modifieds trackside for hotlaps at 3:35. Menards pole qualifying presented by Ansell will take place at 5:30 with the Modified feature to follow at 6:30. The green flag is scheduled to drop on the General Tire Grabber 100 presented by Federated Car Care at 8:00 PM.

Advance discount tickets are available, reserved and general, for $25 each day through the DuQuoin State Fair box office or through the Track Enterprises office. Tickets for children 11 and under are $10. Day of race purchases at the gate are $5 more at $30 per person. The DuQuoin State Fairgrounds ticket office can be reached by calling 618-542-1535, while the Track Enterprises number is 217-764-3200.

For full info on the event, visit www.trackenterprises.com.

 

 

Fremont Speedway

FREMONT, Ohio – Bringing sprint car racing back to the Sandusky County Fair was a big hit among the fans – old and new – and race teams. The Aug. 23 event at the historic Fremont Speedway marked the first time sine 1976 that sprint cars competed during the fair. And the success of the event could lead to further races during the fair.

The return of sprint car racing helped create a record attendance for the opening of the 164th Sandusky County Fair. The racing not only drew a huge crowd, but 37 sprint cars, one of the largest fields of 305 sprints in Ohio all season long.

“The fair board and I were extremely pleased with how it went. We got so much positive feedback from fairgoers, race teams and the community. We are tentatively planning to bring sprint car racing back to the fair next year. Grass root racing got its start at fairs across this country including at Fremont…it was THE event back in the day and we hope we can make it that again,” said Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer.

“The atmosphere was electric. It was so cool having area businesses and residents stepping up and adding money to the purse. A huge thank you to Joe and Fran Darmofal and Alvin Roepke at Vision Quest. Their involvement helped push this race at the beginning. I personally want to thank the fair board…they took a chance and worked with us to promote this event,” Farmer added.

Fremont’s Paul Weaver would take the win in the feature event and take home $2,000.

“The racing throughout the field was awesome. I can’t thank all the teams enough for supporting this and for their patience in working with us on the logistics of pitting in the infield. It was so cool to see the cars in the infield. It brought back a lot of memories for a lot of people and hopefully created some new dirt track fans,” Farmer said.

For more information about Fremont Speedway go to www.fremontohspeedway.com. For more information about the Sandusky County Fair go to www.sanduskycountyfair.com

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Aug. 25

IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 764; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 758; 3. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 756; 4. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 748; 5. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., and Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., both 743; 7. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 740; 8. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 727; 9. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 721; 10. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 716; 11. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 715; 12. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 714; 13. Dalton Stevens, Scurry, Texas, 707; 14. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 706; 15. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 703; 16. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, and John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, both 691; 18. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 690; 19. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 687; 20. Austin Mundie, Dallas, Texas, 686.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California - 1. Blake Robertson, Visalia, Calif., 510; 2. Zane Blanchard, Hanford, Calif., 448; 3. Mathew Moles, Fresno, Calif., 426; 4. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., 394; 5. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 388; 6. Jared Faria, Tipton, Calif., 381; 7. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 373; 8. Cole Danell, Visalia, Calif., 367; 9. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., 348; 10. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., 339.

Colorado - 1. Justin Wolf Medlock, Colo. Springs, Colo., 407; 2. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 386; 3. Brian Hardman, Golden, Colo., 349; 4. Zac Taylor, Green River, Wyoming, 327; 5. Greg Schaefer, Hudson, Colo., 323; 6. Coby Pearce, Golden, Colo., 316; 7. Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., 307; 8. Nic Sutton, Arvada, Colo., 304; 9. Brad Wasson, Fort Morgan, Colo., 288; 10. Scott Rhoades, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 273.

Iowa - 1. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 481; 2. Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, Iowa, 464; 3. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 447; 4. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 422; 5. Ben Woods, Newton, Iowa, 417; 6. Eric Bridger, Winterset, Iowa, and Nathan Mills, Bondurant, Iowa, both 367; 8. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 362; 9. Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 360; 10. Brandon Worthington, Indianola, Iowa, 326.

Indiana - 1. Luke Bland, Bloomington, Ind., 457; 2. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 453; 3. Jared Fox, Bloomington, Ind., 451; 4. Ethan Fleetwood, Smithville, Ind., 447; 5. Tony Anderson, Bloomington, Ind., 424; 6. Kerry Kinser, Solsberry, Ind., 411; 7. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 405; 8. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 356; 9. Dakota Jackson, Elizabethtown, Ind., 335; 10. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 329.

Kansas - 1. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 539; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 524; 3. Jeff Radcliffe, Hill City, Kan., 450; 4. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 448; 5. Steven Richardson, Manhattan, Kan., 413; 6. Aaron Ploussard, Oberlin, Kan., 368; 7. Brian Herbert, Dodge City, Kan., 345; 8. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 343; 9. John Webster, North Platte, Neb., 326; 10. Craig Jecha, Rush Center, Kan., 320.

Louisiana - 1. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 275; 2. Thomas Johnson Jr., Deridder, La., 222; 3. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., and Bill "Todd" Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., both 206; 5. Ty Johnson, Eunice, La., 200; 6. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 188; 7. Koty Adams, Doyline, La., 184; 8. Asa Williamson, Pineville, La., 182; 9. Ian Looper, Marshall, Texas, 149; 10. Jerry Butch David, Geismar, La., 139.

Minnesota - 1. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 954; 2. Brandon W. Allen, Saint Peter, Minn., 676; 3. Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 660; 4. Billy Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 567; 5. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 521; 6. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 515; 7. Justin S. Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 508; 8. Dwain Wilmes, Kasota, Minn., 408; 9. Nate Eakin, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 402; 10. Bruce Anderson, Trimont, Minn., 398.

North Carolina - 1. Scott Lawrence, Concord, N.C., 184; 2. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 179; 3. Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C., 175; 4. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 166; 5. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., 130; 6. Bobby Courtwright, Evans, Georgia, 101; 7. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 80; 8. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 74; 9. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 71; 10. Gregory II Smyre, Hickory, N.C., 70.

Nebraska - 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 681; 2. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 585; 3. Terry Richards, Denton, Neb., 567; 4. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 562; 5. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 550; 6. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 546; 7. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 541; 8. Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., 536; 9. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman, Neb., 524; 10. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 497.

New Jersey - 1. Mike Haggenbottom, Levittown, Pa., 398; 2. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Doylestown, Pa., 382; 3. Jeff Geiges, Hamilton, New Jersey, 352; 4. Kyle Purks, Warminster, Pa., 336; 5. Chris Allen, Wrightstown, New Jersey, 308; 6. Samantha Lieberman, Southampton, Pa., 304; 7. Brendon Poff, Richboro, Pa., 288; 8. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 261; 9. Eddie Wagner, Newfield, New Jersey, 257; 10. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 256.

Ohio - 1. Mike Downs, Chillicothe, Ohio, 377; 2. James Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 355; 3. Andy Hill, Frankfort, Ohio, 344; 4. Jeff Taylor, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 212; 5. Michael Ebersbach, Baltimore, Ohio, 133; 6. Leroy "Jay" Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 103; 7. John Bott, Wallace, West Va., 95; 8. Randy Sterling, Morrisdale, Pa., 71; 9. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 69; 10. Brinton Marvel, Pittsboro, Ind., 35.

Oklahoma - 1. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 179; 2. Joe Wood Jr., Newcastle, Okla., 177; 3. Shayla Waddell, Moore, Okla., 158; 4. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 156; 5. Brandon Long, Iowa Park, Texas, and Gary Kelley, Lone Grove, Okla., both 139; 7. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 129; 8. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 118; 9. Jerry Jumper, Norman, Okla., 117; 10. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 113.

Pennsylvania. - 1. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 897; 2. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 740; 3. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 732; 4. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 723; 5. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 690; 6. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 559; 7. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 533; 8. John Martin Jr., Fayetteville, Pa., 532; 9. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 529; 10. David Brown, Aston, Pa., 506.

South Dakota - 1. Robby Wolfgang, Sioux Falls, S.D., 337; 2. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 322; 3. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., and Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, both 314; 5. Matt Ziebarth, Flandreau, S.D., 308; 6. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 307; 7. Taylor Ryan, Flandreau, S.D., 283; 8. Trevor Mell, Harwood, N.D., 263; 9. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 253; 10. Micah Schliemann, Baltic, S.D., 142.

Texas - 1. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 1,246; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 1,191; 3. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 894; 4. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 842; 5. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 801; 6. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., and Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, both 800; 8. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 797; 9. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 788; 10. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 766.

Virginia - 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 509; 2. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 503; 3. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 458; 4. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 445; 5. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 374; 6. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 373; 7. James "J. D." Coats, Bumpass, Va., 338; 8. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 290; 9. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 259; 10. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 244.

 

TRACKS

Karpenko Proves Too Strong

The Northern Territory Open Sprintcar Title opener at Darwin’s Roller Door Services NT Northline Speedway last night resulted in local Chace Karpenko continuing his winning ways and take out the preliminary feature race.

Over a distance of 20 laps, the preliminary feature race saw Karpenko, who had showed his class to take out last Saturday night’s Pope 65 Bob Ekins Memorial and started last night’s preliminary feature race from the outside of the front row, managed to come out on top in an early battle with pole sitter and fellow local Jason McIver, to lead the entire distance and score back-to-back wins.

For Karpenko, he became the first driver to win successive nights of this year’s iFind Pipes ‘N’ Cables Chariots of Thunder.

Following two third-place finishes in the previous two Chariots of Thunder nights, South Australian Glen Sutherland showed great place to finish in the runner-up spot at the fall of the chequered flag. After a tough start to this year’s Chariots of Thunder, Sutherland is showing consistent form at the pointy-end of the field.

Last Friday night’s Darwin Title winner, Western Australian Lee Nash, completed the podium in third. Nash was able to drive around having a severely damaged outside top wing board, which occurred from an earlier crash, to charge home in third.

After crashing out in his opening heat race, local Ben Atkinson was able to recover in style aboard the Xtreme Motorsport team car to finish one spot shy of the podium in fourth. Apart from being able to complete the night following the team repairing the car, Atkinson’s result was made that even more impressive due to the fact that he had started from deep in the field: position 18.

Local Danny Porter came home in fifth place ahead of Kyle Caunt (NSW), Mitch Wormall (WA), local Simon Spitzbarth (the highest placed 360 competitor), Rusty Hickman (Vic) and another local Troy David in 10th. The remainder of the finishes were a last-place starting Ben Ellement (WA), along with locals Steven Ling, Chris Harrison, David Ling and Mark Robinson.

The hard-luck story of the preliminary feature race was without a doubt local Jason McIver. McIver, who has been a model of consistency throughout the Chariots of Thunder so far, had qualified on pole position and battled early for the lead with fellow front-row starter Karpenko. However, while placed strongly in second, McIver, in the latter stages of the race, had his front wing dislodge, but he fought on in order to maintain his second place running. Shortly after a late restart, McIver spun out in turn two, which was due to a rear brake caliper locking up.

Local Caleb Gotts joined the upside-down club in the closing stages of the preliminary feature race, when he crashed out in between turns three and four. This consequently set up a late restart with only four laps to go.

McIver and Gotts joined Nick Halkitis, Jason Gebert, Daniel Taylor and Keith Phelps on the infield as retirements.

Earlier in the night, the heat-race wins were claimed by Karpenko, Nash, Gebert and McIver. In the KSA Courier hot laps / qualifying, Atkinson topped the time sheets with a best lap of 13.000 seconds.

To say that the opening heat race was action-packed would be an understatement. Before a lap had been completed, Atkinson and Gebert crashed out in turn one together, while soon after the restart for that accident, Ellement rolled over in spectacular fashion in turns three and four. All three drivers emerged OK and were able to take their place in the preliminary feature race. Atkinson and Gebert made it out for the next round of heat races, which saw Gebert pick up the win, while Ellement was forced to miss the second round of heat races but managed to make it out for the preliminary feature race.

In the support classes, Sam Borlini (Wingless Sprints) and Jacob Belcher (AMCA Nationals) came out on top in their feature races respectively. The Keenquip Racegear Championship saw Borlini down the NSW-based duo of Nathan Dicker and Troy Carey, while Belcher came out on top ahead of Dale Roberts in second and Peter Harding in third.

The fourth and final round of the iFind Pipes ‘N’ Cables Chariots of Thunder is to be fought out tonight at Roller Door Services NT Northline Speedway with the running of the Northern Territory Open Sprintcar Title. The support classes are going to consist of Wingless Sprints (NT Open Championship), AMCA Nationals (Northern Territory Title Night 2) and Junior Sedans.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Times:
Gates Open: 4:30pm
Racing from: 6pm

Prices:
Adults: $20
Family: $40 (2 Adults and 2 Children between 12 and 15 years)
Children under 12: FREE
Concession Holders: $5

Food and beverages:
Northline Speedway has two full-time track canteens and two vendors on each race night. Two bar facilities available in turn one and in the member’s bar on each race night.
BYO: It is permitted, but strictly NO GLASS. Full bar facilities are available at track.

Track address:
Hidden Valley Motorsports Complex, Hidden Valley Rd, Hidden Valley, NT 0822

For more information about Darwin’s Roller Door Services NT Northline Speedway, visit their website: www.darwinspeedway.com.au. You can LIKE them on Facebook by searching Northline Speedway or find them on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat by searching Northline Speedway.

NOMINATIONS

Open Sprintcars:
ACT 2 Ben Atkinson
6 Troy David
WA 7 Lee Nash
9 Danny Porter
NSW 9 Kyle Caunt
14 David Ling
18 Jason Gebert
SA 20 Glen Sutherland
22 Keith Phelps
32 Steven Ling
Vic 40 Rusty Hickman
43 Simon Spitzbarth
WA 44 Ben Ellement
55 Nick Halkitis
65 Jason McIver
77 Daniel Taylor
81 Chace Karpenko
83 Mark Robinson
84 Chris Harrison
88 Caleb Gotts
WA 97 Mitch Wormall

Wingless Sprints:
4 Sean Tiedeman
NSW 4 Jason Davis
11 Jarrod Garraway
14 Sam Borlini
15 Eric Metcalfe
18 Josh Norman
NSW 45 Troy Carey
NSW 54 Craig Skene
77 Kyle Wiseman
NSW 91 Nathan Dicker

AMCA Nationals:
9 Dale Roberts
10 Dave Munro
26 Janet Belcher
27 Jacob Belcher
33 Jim Keane
39 Brendan Kenna
41 Maria Panasewyecz
42 Jeffery Tiedeman
Qld 66 Gavin Wooton
81 Peter Harding

Junior Sedans:
15 Zack Grimshaw
25 Xavier Gotts
27 Aleisha Grimshaw
34 Nicholas Dennis
43 Brodee Everett
45 Daniel Dennis
WA 46 Tia Wormall
65 Isaiah Strong
84 Nathan Downs
88 Lance Carew

 

 

Reutzel Embarks on Weekend Triple after Gold Cup Top Ten

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (August 26, 2016) – Reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National champion Aaron Reutzel is set for another weekend of action in the Dakotas after racing to a top-ten finish in last Sunday night’s Rock & Roll Gold Cup finale at the Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, SD.

Reutzel will take in two more nights of Badlands action including 410-ci competition on Friday and then 360-ci action on Sunday after taking on the World of Outlaws at Grand Forks, North Dakota’s River Cities Speedway on Friday.

The Friday card will mark Reutzel’s first visit to the racy River Cities oval.

Reutzel comes off a double-duty weekend of both winged and non-wing action aboard the Shark-powered Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car at the Badlands Rock & Roll Gold Cup.

After some early struggles, Reutzel finished the weekend off on a strong note by rallying from the 17th starting position to capture eighth in the finale aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry.

“We had a top three car, it was working really well,” Reutzel said of the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine.

The weekend started off with winged action Friday night and a rare problem reared its ugly head. “We broke a push rod on that last lap of the heat race, I don’t know when I’ve ever had that happen.”

In scramble mode, Reutzel and crew patched it up for the feature event. “We found one good enough to start with and then pulled in.”

The non-wing portion proved a challenge on Saturday night in the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration entry.

“We were wrong on the setup,” Reutzel says. “We had no grip, we were spinning the tires like crazy.”

Getting better as the evening progressed, Reutzel still missed the feature cut by one position.

With $50,000 to win in both the non-wing and winged features on Sunday, Reutzel was ready to Rock & Roll.

“We were a lot better with the non-wing on Sunday, we got into the feature and pulled in early,” Reutzel says.

“It was a lot like being at Tulsa Shootout, we got to work on putting wings back on the car and making all those changes,” Reutzel.

It worked out well, with Reutzel working his way through the field from nine rows deep.

“It’s a pretty tight place to race at and can be kind of hard to pass,” Reutzel explains. “The starts and restarts were my best friends.”

Reutzel capitalized on restarts enough to race all the way up to eighth by the end of the 35-lapper. “We had a really good car and were able to move up there.”

It’s something Reutzel plans to build upon as he takes on the World of Outlaws in North Dakota on Friday before returning for two more nights of Badlands action.

2016 Quick Stats: 70 races, 4 wins, 19 top-fives, 31 top-tens.

Up Next:

Friday – World of Outlaws at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND.

Saturday – Winged 410-ci Sprint Cars at Badlands Motor Speedway Brandon, SD.

Sunday – Winged 360-ci Sprint Cars at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, SD.

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.

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (August 26, 2016) – Racing Awareness associates and families are invited as guests of Engine Pro and Crystal Motor Speedway to the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Nitro Black Mike Olrich Memorial Race on Saturday, September 3rd. The memorial race is not only the most prestigious event and final race of the Sprints On Dirt season, but also the championship race of the Beyond Limits Challenge five-race mini-series sponsored by MAHLE/Clevite.

RacingAwareness.com and Racing Awareness Inc. are two separate entities that were created with the sole intent of providing children and their families from Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, of West Michigan, who are experiencing or have experienced an illness or injury of a child, a diversion from the healthcare process utilizing the sport of auto racing.

Racing Awareness strives to provide joy and hope to these children and their families. In addition, both Racing Awareness Inc. and RacingAwareness.com have aspired to raise funds and awareness and share education about Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and the nationally recognized resources it offers to the community. This is achieved through various initiatives including fundraisers, public expo appearances and special events as well as public and private donations. To date Racing Awareness has raised over $300,000.

Over the past six years, several thousand patients, families and staff associated with Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital have visited speedways on behalf of Racing Awareness. Lexi Adgate was one of the original kids that Racing Awareness "adopted." Lexi is now a Sprints On Dirt competitor and will racing at Crystal during the memorial race.

For general information about Racing Awareness, go to https://racingawareness.com; on Facebook, search for RacingAwareness or @RacingAwareness; on Twitter and Instagram type @RacingAwareness. For specific inquiries about Racing Awareness, contact Jeff or Norm at talktous@racingawareness.com.

For more information about MAHLE/Clevite, go to https://catalog.mahle-aftermarket.com/eu/home/index.xhtml?l=EN. For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. The full 2016 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 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), Engine Pro (Lucky Dog Sponsor), Lane Automotive (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (SOD Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor & SOD Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor & Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor). In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Kistler Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Ti22 Performance, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, License 2 Play, Simpson Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), Racing Optics.

 

 

The DCRP Title Chases!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 26, 2016) – Two more nights is all that remains of the 2016 racing season at Dodge City Raceway Park.

All five championship chase divisions hit the track Saturday night with a $1,000 winner’s share up for grabs in the Third Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event.

From there, all that remains Fourth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event on Saturday night, September 24.

Five championships are still on the line with Taylor Velasquez, Nick Link, Kevin Tabor, Michael Pepper and Matt O’Hair leading the way into Saturday night’s action with several of the chases still very much up for grabs.

A look at this year’s title chases…

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Two wins in a row since the Boothill Showdown and four on the season has Taylor Velasquez back atop the point charts. But not by much though, as defending track champ Luke Cranston is just four points off the lead pace going into Saturday’s action.

Feature Winners: Taylor Velasquez 4, Luke Cranston 2, Brian Herbert 1, C.J. Johnson 1, Jason Martin 1, Koby Walters 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Taylor Velasquez (Turpin, OK) 1,427, 2. Luke Cranston (Ness City, KS) 1,423, 3. Mike Peters (Wichita, KS) 1,368, 4. Brian Herbert (Dodge City, KS) 1,245, 5. Tyler Knight (Spearville, KS) 1,243, 6. Koby Walters (Liberal, KS) 1,170, 7. Kris Moore (Dodge City, KS) 1,167, 8. Jordan Knight (Wright, KS) 1,152, 9. Cody Lampe (Jetmore, KS) 968, 10. Tracey Hill (Liberal, KS) 948.

IMCA Modifieds:

The battle for the top spot keeps getting tighter in the Modified ranks. Twenty-three points separated Nick Link from his rivals last time out. Now, only 20 points separate the top three with Link just ten points ahead of William Nusser and then Ryan Heger another ten points back. The pressure is building…

Feature Winners: Cole Traugott 4, Brendon Gemmill 2, Cody Gearhart 1, Mike Lunow 1, William Nusser 1, Clay Sellard 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Nick Link (Rolla, KS) 1,263 2. William Nusser (Larned, KS) 1,253, 3. Ryan Heger (Hugoton, KS) 1,243, 4. Joel Lane (Ulysses, KS) 1,211, 5. Kale Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 1,206, 6. Mike Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 1,185, 7. Tom Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 1,161, 8. Tracy Link (Rolla, KS) 1,138, 9. Jesse Smith (Dodge City, KS) 1,113, 10. Jack Kirchoff (Garden City, KS) 1,088.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

The battle wages on along the Sport Mod Mason-Dixon line with Northern rep Kevin Tabor extending his lead 51 points over defending champ Jeff Kaup, who may have suffered a critical blow to his defense with a DNF last time out on July 29.

Plenty of invaders are to be expected for Mayhem with Woodward’s Mike Roach the defending winner after Penokee, KS, shoe Clay Money topped the inaugural version.

Feature Winners: Jeff Kaup 4, Daylon Bergeron 1, Robert Elliott 1, Daren Hacker 1, Mike Roach 1, Jeremy Sigler 1, Dakota Sproul 1, Toby Witthuhn 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Kevin Tabor (Dodge City, KS) 1,497, 2. Jeff Kaup (Woodward, OK) 1,446, 3. Kyle Wiens (Newton, KS) 1,401, 4. Brian May (Spearville, KS) 1,361, 5. Alex Wiens (Newton, KS) 1,312, 6. Bart Baker (Dodge City, KS) 1,191, 7. Jamie French (Hugoton, KS) 1,120, 8. Toby Witthuhn (Garden City, KS) 1,043, 9. Jeremy Sigler (Great Bend, KS) 930, 10. Tanner Brunson (Minneola, KS) 883.

IMCA Stock Cars:

The doctor is in command, with defending champ Michael Pepper riding a five-race win streak that has pushed his season total to seven triumphs and extended his points lead to 96 markers over Marlin Hogie.

Feature Winners: Michael Pepper 7, Angel Munoz 1, Jason Rogers 1, Tyler Tipton 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Michael Pepper (Lakin, KS) 1,449, 2. Marlin Hogie (Ulysses, KS) 1,353, 3. Chris Oliver (Holcomb, KS) 1,339, 4. Brett Copeland (Fowler, KS) 1,184, 5. Dusty Witthuhn (Bazine, KS) 691, 6. Shannon Maughlin (Dighton, KS) 596, 7. Ryan Grubbs 522, 8. Kyle Pfeifer (Hill City, KS) 481, 9. Angel Munoz (Lamar, CO) 433, 10. Ron Hartman (Ulysses, KS) 418.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Laverne’s Matt O’Hair picked off his third win of the year last time out on July 29 to take command of the points race with a 78-point advantage over secret agent 007 Bryan Habiger.

Feature Winners: Cody Davis 3, Matt O’Hair 3, Reagan Sellard 2, Shannon Anderson 1, David Berger 1, Bryan Habiger 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Matt O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 1,537, 2. Bryan Habiger (Ingalls, KS) 1,459, 3. Duane Wahrman (Pratt, KS) 1, 403, 4. (tie) Cody Davis (Bucklin, KS) and Reagan Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 1,389, 6. Tom Reed (Kalvesta, KS) 1,365, 7. Tyler Walker (Dighton, KS) 1,349, 8. Jacob Huse (Kinsley, KS) 1,344, 9. David Berger (Dodge City, KS) 993, 10. Tobby Schield (Sublette, KS) 901.

General admission for Saturday’s Third Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event is just $15 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

The complete 2016 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.

 

 

HILL’S RACING TEAM: BACK AT OHSWEKEN TONIGHT

By Tommy Goudge (August 26, 2016) Six Nations, Ontario - Alex Hill and her #77x Sprint Car team will be back at Ohsweken Speedway this weekend, as they continue to gear up the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals next month.

Alex's first Knoxville 360 Nationals attempt had a few hiccups, but she gained more valuable experience at the famed Knoxville Raceway. Following her Iowa adventure, Alex returned home to race at Ohsweken Speedway last Friday, and meet lots of great fans during the autograph night festivities.

The racing was good for Alex at Ohsweken too, as she stayed ahead of 2015 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals winner Bryan Howland to score a heat race win. She fought to stay in the top 10 in the feature before settling for 12th.

The team traveled to Brockville Ontario Speedway to take on the Patriot Sprint Tour on Saturday. Alex finished 5th in her heat race, and wound up 13th in the feature.

This Friday will find Alex back home at Ohsweken Speedway to contest the penultimate round of the 2016 weekly series for the 360 Sprint Cars.

HILL’S TEAMMATES -Kokomo, Indiana driver Parker Price-Miller drove the Hill’s Racing #77x at the Knoxville (410) Nationals. “The Law Firm” finished 10th in the B-Main on his prelim night, and won the C-Main on non-qualifiers night, and came home with an 11th place finish in the D-Main in the Saturday finale. He will be back in a Hill's Racing machine next month at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

-Cory Turner was on the move in last Friday's 360 Sprint Car feature at Ohsweken Speedway until being sidelined by a mechanical failure. Cory is currently 7th in the Ohsweken championship standings with his #97.

-Dain Naida charged from 15th to finish 6th in last Friday's 360 Sprint Car feature at Ohsweken Speedway. Dain is currently 4th in the Ohsweken championship standings with his #17x.

-Shone Evans finished 5th and 4th in a pair of Crate Sprint Car features at Ohsweken Speedway last Friday. He is currently 7th in the Ohsweken championship standings, with another round of double features on tap this Friday.

-Jerry Hill was 8th and 7th in a pair of Crate Sprint Car features at Ohsweken Speedway last Friday. He is currently 10th in the Ohsweken championship standings, with another round of double features on tap this Friday.

-Steve Hess was 8th in the Thunder Stock feature at Ohsweken Speedway last Friday. He is currently 8th in the Ohsweken championship standings with his #777x.

LINKS Website: www.HillsRacingTeam.com Twitter: @HillsRacingTeam Facebook: search “Hill’s Racing Team” Instagram: www.instagram.com/HILLSRACING

HILL’S HELPERS The Hill’s Racing Team would like to thank Iroquois Hereford Farms, Townline Variety, Tony Stewart Racing, CARSTAR Collision & Glass Service, Ackland Insurance, Davis Fuels, Bearpaw Convenience, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, and KT Gas & Tobacco. Visit www.HillsRacingTeam.com to find out how you can join the team!

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WAR STATS COMPILED AND CASH BONUSES ADDED

Indianapolis, IN - The BOSS Chassis WAR Sprint Car Series readies for the eighteenth round of competition at Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Missouri Saturday, August 27, 2016. In preparation, the stats have once again been compiled, and the series has surpassed expectations as the end of WAR's racing season approaches.

Sixty-six drivers have competed with WAR so far this season, with eight different winners - Clinton Boyles (3), Korey Weyant (3), Terry Babb (3), Chris Parkinson, Zach Daum, Justin Grant, Joe B. Miller, and James Lyerla. There have been 3 races cancelled due to rain.

Leading the "Heat Race Hero" standings are Clinton Boyles and Korey Weyant, with five wins each. Chris Parkinson follows with four wins and Mitch Wissmiller with three. Ryan Kitchen, Zach Daum, and Terry Babb each have two wins. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Joe B. Miller, Aaron Reutzel, Riley Kreisel, Danny Smith, Terry Babb, Derek Hagar, Rob Caho Jr., J.D. Black, James Scott, Carson Short, Mitchell Moore, Mario Clouser, and Katlyeen Leer all have one heat race win under their belts. Thanks to Scott Shuman out of Pennsylvania, the driver with the most heat race wins at the end of the year will be the 2016 Heat race Hero and collect a $400 cash prize at the WAR Banquet.

Scott Shuman also graciously added two opportunites for cash bonuses to the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri September 22, 23, and 24. If a driver can win two of the three nights, he or she will take home a $300 cash bonus. If a driver sweeps all three nights at Lucas Oil Speedway, he or she wil take home a $500 cash bonus.

The BOSS Chassis WAR Sprint Car Series could not have found such success in their first year under new ownership without the help of its spectacular group of sponsors. Thank you BOSS Chassis, Rockwell Security, Hinchman Racewear, Wilwood Disc Brakes, FK Midwest, DMI, Indy Race Parts, Vahlco Race Wheels, Bell Helmets USA, Schure Built Suspension, EMI, Rod End Supply, and Engine Connection.

 

 

ATLANTIC CITY INDOOR AUTO RACE TICKETS GO ON SALE THURSDAY, SEPT. 1ST

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ August 26, 2016 . . . Tickets for the 15th Annual Gamblers’ Classic Atlantic City Indoor Three Quarter (TQ) Midget Auto Races are set to go on sale Thursday, September 1 at 10 a.m.

The two day event, which will wrap up the 2016-2016 Indoor Racing Championship Series fueled by VP Racing Fuel, will be held inside the famous Boardwalk Hall on Friday and Saturday, January 27th and 28th. The program will feature three divisions of racing action including the very fast TQ Midgets, Slingshots and Sr. Champ Karts.

Ticket prices have not been increased. Friday night tickets start as low as $15 for general admission seating, $17 for upper level reserved, and $20 for lower level reserved and to $25 for premium front row seating. On Saturday night general admission tickets are just $20, with reserved seats starting at $22 and the premium front row seats going for $35. Children general admission tickets are just $5 for both nights of racing.

Tickets are available from the Boardwalk Hall Box office, all Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.com. To order by phone, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420 or 1-800-745-3000 or call the Boardwalk Hall Ticket Office direct at 1-609-348-7100.

Friday night’s program will again include fan favorite four 20 lap events for the TQ Midgets, with 20 cars starting each race, with the fastest driver from time trials starting in the seventh place in each race!

At stake in these races will be eight spots in Saturday night’s prestigious 40 lap Gambler’s Classic TQ Midget feature. Drivers will have two ways to race their way into Saturday night’s main event.

The first is simple, win! The four drivers that win Friday night’s events will automatically lock themselves into Saturday night’s race. After the race winners, the next four highest point earners from Friday will also lock themselves in Saturday’s main event. With points being awarded based on finishing position in the races and their time trial position earlier in the day, every position will matter! The Slingshots and Sr. Champ Karts will also run qualifying events.

Saturday’s program will consist of heat races and last chance qualifiers for the TQ Midgets followed by feature events for the Slingshots and Champ Karts. The program ends with the traditional 40 lap TQ Midget feature event, where Anthony Sesely of Matawan, NJ became the first three time winner of the prestigious event.

Racing starts Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m.

Tickets have already gone on sale for events in Trenton (NJ) and Allentown (PA). The fourth annual Battle Of Trenton is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, December 9-10. The second annual Allentown Indoor event presented by Ironton Telephone is slated for Friday and Saturday, December 30-31.

The Trenton event is held at Sun National Bank Center in the New Jersey state capital. Featured are the TQ Midgets that will run full programs each night. Champ Karts and Slingshots will be racing on Friday and Saturday night respectively.

The Allentown race, run at PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pa., will feature the same schedule: TQs both nights and Champ Karts and Slingshots as the second class on respective nights.

For Trenton tickets, contact www.comcasttix.com, call 1-800-298-4200 or visit the box office.

For Allentown tickets, contact www.pplcenter.com, call the box office at 610-347-TIXX or in person at the Mealey's Furniture Box Office located on 7th & Hamilton Street at the PPL Center.

For more information on either event, visit www.aarn.com or call 609-888-3618 during normal business hours (9 am to 5 pm).

 

 

6-Pack a Lap’ Bonus Returns for Budweiser International Classic Weekend

OSWEGO, NY (August 26, 2016) – A popular Budweiser International Classic Weekend bonus will return in 2016 after a several year absence, as the drivers running second during each lap of next Sunday’s Budweiser International Classic 200 will receive a 6-pack of Budweiser beer from Eagle Beverage.

The 6-pack will actually provide a bit more refreshment than in year’s past, as the 6-packs provided will be 16 oz. Budweiser cans.

As an added bonus, in celebration of the 25th annual Bud Light SBS Classic 75, the driver running second each lap of the SBS Classic will receive a 6-pack of 16 oz. Bud Light cans making for a total of 275 16 oz. bonus cans provided to runner-up racers in 2016.

All Budweiser Classic Weekend starters in the Budweiser International Classic 200, Bud Light SBS Classic 75, Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals, and the Toyota ‘Mod Classic 150’ pres. by McDonald’s will receive Budweiser or Bud Light 8-pack 16 oz. cans for qualifying for their respective lineups.

Three-day tickets for Budweiser Classic Weekend are available for as low as $90 including Friday night’s CNY Chevy Dealers Qualifying Night, Bud Light ‘Super Saturday’ featuring the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the ISMA Supermodifieds, as well as Budweiser ‘Classic Sunday’ with the 25th Bud Light SBS Classic and the 60th Budweiser International Classic 200.

Camping officially opens for Budweiser Classic Weekend on Sunday, August 28 at 7 a.m. Camping permits are $50.

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

To purchase tickets for this year’s Budweiser International Classic Weekend running from September 2-4 call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

Sprint Car Championship Battle Heats Up At Antioch Speedway

By Don Martin

Antioch, CA...August 26...The All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car division is coming off of one of its better nights at Antioch Speedway last Saturday night. There was lots of action during the course of the 20 lap race, and it would shake up the point battle even more heading into this Saturday night's pivotal event.

Antioch Speedway has built up a reputation for being a place for the up and coming Sprint Car drivers to come out and get good track time while competing for $1,200 to win each Main Event. With neighboring Petaluma Speedway dark for the week, a few of their competitors came to town. Among them was second ranked Petaluma Speedway competitor Riley Manson. Matson became the ninth different feature winner in 11 races at Antioch.Sprint Car Championship Battle Heats Up At Antioch Speedway

Antioch, CA...August 26...The All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car division is coming off of one of its better nights at Antioch Speedway last Saturday night. There was lots of action during the course of the 20 lap race, and it would shake up the point battle even more heading into this Saturday night's pivotal event.

Antioch Speedway has built up a reputation for being a place for the up and coming Sprint Car drivers to come out and get good track time while competing for $1,200 to win each Main Event. With neighboring Petaluma Speedway dark for the week, a few of their competitors came to town. Among them was second ranked Petaluma Speedway competitor Riley Manson. Matson became the ninth different feature winner in 11 races at Antioch.

Point leader Billy Aton actually set the pace for the first seven laps as he was hoping to improve on his three second place finishes in his previous four starts. After completing lap number seven, Aton lost a wheel in Turn 2. Brent Dothage made contact with the wheel, and Art McCarthy spun to avoid Aton. At that point, Dothage was the new leader.

The son of Antioch Speedway Sportsman legend Gene Dothage, Brent carries an impressive resume with him, which includes three track championships at Marysville Raceway. Brent was doing a great job of leading the way with Matson running a strong second. Matson began to apply the pressure until making a high pass in Turn 4 of the 18th lap to get the lead and eventual victory. Dothage settled for second.

It turned out to be a great night for McCarthy as battled to a third place finish. McCarthy has closed to within three points of Aton in a great battle for the championship. Top 5 Petaluma competitor Jake Haulot was back and gave it a good run in fourth. Meanwhile, Marissa Polizzi has been making waves at Antioch lately and had a great night with a heat race victory and fifth in the Main Event.

Burt Foland Jr. has not given up on third in the standings, and his sixth place finish last week helped gain him a little bit of ground on Dan Gonderman, who ended up tenth. Gonderman was back following his second flip of the season in the previous race. John Clark took the checkered flag in seventh ahead of recent Dwarf Car Main Event winner Jenna Frazier. Aton was scored ninth.

The speedway also saw visits from a pair of Oregon based racers as Southern Oregon Speedway point leader Jake Wheeler finished 11th. Wheeler had a Top 5 run going until contact with another car left him with a bent front wing. Matt Barber finished 12th as Oregon visitor Aaron Miller completed the finishing order.

The Sprint Cars have been putting on a show all season long, and this week should be no different. The Aton-McCarthy battle should continue, while Gonderman and Foland have their own battle going for third. Other drivers to watch for this week include 2014 champion Chris Magoon, reigning champion Shawn Arriaga, rookie Tim Burcher, Adam McCarthy and Ricky Brophy. Plus, you never know who may show up for a visit from week to week. For further information on this and other happenings at the speedway, go www.antiochspeedway.com.

2016 Antioch Winged 360 All Star Series Points

Billy Aton 504 Art McCarthy 501 Dan Gonderman 350 Burt Foland Jr. 282 Shawn Arriaga 189 Rick Brophy 174 Matt Barber 166 Marissa Polizzi 146 Bobby McMahan 136 Zack Lynskey 126

2016 All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car Schedule

August 27 September 10 September 17 September 24

Past Champions

1998-Gary Geving 2007-Art McCarthy 2010-Craig Smith 2013-Chris Magoon 2014-Chris Magoon 2015-Shawn Arriaga

Recent Feature Winners

August 20, 2016: Riley Matson August 13, 2016: Art McCarhy 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 August 2, 2014: Zack Lynskey June 21 2014: Bradley Terrell June 10, 2014: Chris Magoon April 5, 2014: Kurt Nelson May 4, 2013: Shawn Arriaga April 13, 2013: Chris Martin

 

 

Extreme Sprint Car Triple Crown Coming To Oregon; Three Race Mini-Series Sponsored

By Dave’s Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators By Ben Deatherage The Pacific Northwest will be receiving a brand new mini-series for a three-race deal. The events will take place over the course of three consecutive Saturdays and will be at three different race tracks. The man responsible for putting this deal together is Dave Hibbard of Dave’s Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators, which so happens to be the title sponsor.

The Extreme Sprint Triple Crown gets underway at Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday, August 27th. The race will be $700.00 and is the last race of the season for the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints at the ¼-mile clay oval. CGS boasts a strong base of cars and averages around a dozen cars every race.

Saturday, September 3rd will see the series travel to the Coos Bay Speedway on the Oregon coast. The facility has a decent base of cars that can be quite competitive and should be fun to see how they do against the travelers. The winner of the Coos Bay show will receive $500.00.

Finally, the last leg of the journey is on Saturday, September 10th at Southern Oregon Speedway in White City. This race is a $800.00 to win event and will be a wild card of a track for many of the travelers who have little or no experience at the facility. SOS ran Crate Sprint Cars for a couple of years but has not the last few seasons.

Once all the points are tallied and collected it will be a $1000.00 bonus to the highest finisher. With so many skilled and talented Extreme Sprint drivers in the state of Oregon, it really will be fun to see how things shake out.

This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of some wonderful sponsors stepping up to the plate in the last few weeks. Dave’s Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators, Hays Oil, Hoosier Racing Tires, BC Motorsports, Rapp Racing, and AMS Oil are all proud sponsors of this year’s Extreme Sprint Car Triple Crown. For any drivers that have any questions feel free to contact Dave Hibbard at (541)-778-3081.

At Dave’s Carpet and Vinyl Liquidators they ensure the best quality carpet, vinyl, laminate, cabinets, tile/stone, and hardwood for the least out of your pocket, today, and in the long run. They sell everything at wholesale prices meaning our product is going to be a better deal than if our competitor had the identical product. When you shop at Dave’s Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators you are spending your money right here in your own community. For more information, log on to www.daveswholesalecarpetandvinylliquidations.com, visit them at 171 Ehrman Way in Medford, or give them a call at (541)-779-2922.

2016 Dave’s Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators Extreme Sprint Car Triple Crown Schedule: Saturday, August 27th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon Saturday, September 3rd-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon Saturday, September 10th-Southern Oregon Speedway-White City, Oregon

2016 Dave’s Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators Extreme Sprint Car Triple Crown Sponsors Dave’s Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators Hays Oil Hoosier Racing Tires BC Motorsports Rapp Racing AMS Oil

 

 

TEAM TURNER RACING: FRIDAY FEAST!

by Tommy Goudge (August 25, 2016) - Caistor Centre, Ontario - The Team Turner Racing Sprint Car drivers finally got some racing in last weekend, following two weeks of rain-plagued events. This Friday they're ready to host their annual TTR Corn Roast!

Jamie Turner and sons Cory and Ryan got back on track last Friday at Ohsweken Speedway. Ryan started 12th in the A-Feature, with Cory starting behind him in 13th, and Jamie coming out of the B-Feature to start 20th.

Ryan was forced to make a pit stop early in the race with his Aces Bar & Grill #91 and fought back to finish 14th, while Cory was moving forward in his Hill's Racing #97 until a mechanical failure derailed his efforts. Jamie's luck was better, as he charged forward to finish 8th in the Insta-Panels #11.

“We really struggled through our heat and B-Main tonight, and barely qualified for the A," Jamie noted. "The team really gave me a fast racer in the A and we were the evening's 'Hard Charger'. Big thanks to my team!”

Ryan and Jamie next traveled to Brockville Ontario Speedway on Saturday night to race against the Patriot Sprint Tour. Ryan accumulated the second-highest passing points total for the night by driving from 7th to 3rd in his heat race. He drew the 4th starting spot for the A-Feature and came home 5th, while Jamie recovered from a tough heat race to finish 15th.

"This was just my second trip to Brockville, and the #91 was quick right off the trailer," Ryan observed. "This was a good night for us, and we are really looking forward to finishing the year off strong."

Unfortunately TTR teammate Havard Daniels is sidelined with a medical problem, and hasn't been able to race recently.

"(Havard) has had to cut his Canadian Sprint Car season short and return to New Zealand immediately. We all wish Havard a safe trip home and a speedy recovery."

The team will be back in action this Friday, August 26 at Ohsweken Speedway for the penultimate round of the 2016 weekly series. Cory is currently 7th in the Ohsweken championship standings, while Ryan is 8th, and Jamie is 11th. Everyone is invited to the TTR pit area after the races for the team's annual Corn Roast!

SEASON STATS -#11 Jamie Turner: 20 Races | 0 Wins | 5 Top Fives | 13 Top Tens -#91 Ryan Turner: 23 Races | 0 Wins | 11 Top Fives | 15 Top Tens -#97 Cory Turner: 25 Races | 0 Wins | 8 Top Fives | 14 Top Tens

LINKS Website: www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca Twitter: @11teamturner19 and @CTMotorsports_ Facebook: search "Team Turner Racing" and "Cory Turner Motorsports" YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/racingteamturner

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TEAM TURNER TROOPS Team Turner Racing would like to thank KT Tobacco, Aces Bar & Grill, 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, Champion Brands Canada, 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, Beamer Farms, The Powerhouse, Total Coatings, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, JLB Mobile Mechanical, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Top Flight Wings, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, and ImageFactor.ca

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Doing the Double at Gold Cup!

(Bill W) August 25, 2016 – Racing both the wing and non-wing programs at Badlands Motor Speedway’s Gold Cup kept Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Racing/Polaris #13 team hopping all weekend. The result was a success, with the Grand Forks, North Dakota driver finishing third and fifth in the wing portions and 13th in the finale without the wing. This weekend is a big one, as the World of Outlaws visit Mark’s hometown River Cities Speedway Friday. The team will be back maintaining their point lead Saturday night at Badlands.

This was Mark’s first foray without a wing in the sprint car. “It was fun,” he says. “It was funny in a way, because we had no idea what to do as far as setup. A couple of the USAC guys were really nice to us and gave us some pointers here and there. It was just a whole different feel, and a whole different everything.”

The non-wing prelim was Saturday. “We got about two hot laps, and then we qualified,” says Mark. “We were 21st out of 36, so we were happy with that. We started sixth and moved up to fifth. We won the B from the front.”

That lined Mark up 21st for the feature. “We actually had a great car,” he says. “We passed a car here and there and slowly moved forward. We ended up 14th.”

In Sunday’s non-wing finale, he started inside row eight. “We were actually up to eighth at one point,” says the quick study. “I kind of got freight-trained at the end of that one and ended up 12th. It was fun to try it once and see what it’s like. We were really stabbing in the dark on the setup.”

In Friday’s prelim for the wing portion, things started well. “We went out late qualifying (20th) and ended up third quick,” says Mark. “We were able to win the heat from the pole and that put us starting third in the feature. We had a good race. We were decent, but we just didn’t have enough to win.”

His third place finish set Mark up well for Sunday’s finale. “We locked into the top ten, which is what we needed to do,” he says. “It was complete luck of the draw as far as where you started the Dash. We did our typical draw, and drew the inside of row four. We had a really good Dash car, and got up to fifth. That bumped us up a row as far as our starting spot for the feature.”

The focus was on the big winner’s share at that point. “We were excited and pumped up,” says Mark. “It was $50,000 to win and I thought we had a strong chance at it. When the green flag dropped, I went to take off and it wouldn’t. We think it was ignition issues. It sounded like a tractor. I was thinking, ‘This is the biggest race of the year, and we haven’t had equipment problems all year, other than a radius rod, and now something happens’. I could maintain our spot, but it didn’t have that extra we needed to move forward. We drove the wheels off of it, and did what we could.”

The fifth place finish was strong and put a cap on the weekend. “Overall, we were happy,” says Mark. “We finished all the races. Honestly, I didn’t expect to roll that wingless car home! We were able to put it in the trailer every night. We can’t complain, we were just a little frustrated about the big race. We have our best package ready to go for Friday night with the Outlaws, and we’re looking forward to it.”

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Josh Schneiderman – Tales From Sprint Invaders Weekend!

(Bill W) August 24, 2016 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team spent the weekend with the Sprint Invaders in Southeast Iowa. The result was a top five at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson and a run from 11th to seventh at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. This weekend will see Season Championship Night at the Knoxville Raceway. Josh is currently ninth in the point race.

Last Friday, Josh drew the pole for his heat. “I’ve always enjoyed racing at Donnellson,” he says. :We had an exceptionally good draw, and with the class of cars we’re getting, that’s really important. We were able to win the heat, and then we drew well for the Dash as well (outside row one). The track was the best on the top like it normally is there. That ended up boding pretty well for us.”

He won the Dash and drew a starting spot inside row two for the feature. “We just plum missed the setup for the feature,” says Josh. “Our draw helped our uncle (winner John Schulz started on the pole) out again. We just weren’t where we needed to be. The competition is tough, but we hung in there and did the best we could. We just needed to be a little better.”

Josh would checker fifth. “It was a good racetrack,” he says. “It was really racy, and they did a good job with it. We were capable of running a little better, but we can’t complain about fifth.”

That set up Saturday’s event at 34. He drew a five for his heat and ran fourth. “It was our time to draw bad with the Sprint Invaders,” says Josh. “Unfortunately, it was tough to pass on the track in the heat race. The track was a little rough, and a little fast. We’re usually best when the bottom comes in and that was never the case Saturday. The weather with all the rain hurt them, and you have to respect the job they did with the track.”

That set Josh inside row six for a feature he would run seventh in. “Honestly, we weren’t happy with seventh, but we were happy to load it on the trailer at the end of the night with how rough it was,” he says. “You want to win, but we were going forward. We’re excited to get back there on September 17.”

The team is excited about Knoxville Saturday. The National Sprint League will again be sanctioning. “I think we’re pretty much locked into ninth,” says Josh. “We’re really pumped to get back there and finish this season strong. We’re excited.”

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Donny Schatz to sign commemorative posters on Sunday at Nodak Speedway

MINOT, N.D. — August 25, 2016 — The 2016 season marks the 20th year that Donny Schatz has been on the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. To celebrate this special occasion, Schatz will be signing commemorative posters this Sunday, August 28, at the “Carousel Pub” under the grandstands at Nodak Speedway in his hometown of Minot, North Dakota from 3:00-5:00 p.m., prior to that night’s racing event for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

“To be able to meet the fans on race day is going to be awesome,” said Schatz. “I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of familiar faces and hopefully they come out and see us.”

Over the last 20 years, Schatz has racked up seven championships and 222 A-Feature wins with the series. Schatz sits third on the series all-time win list, behind only Hall of Famers Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell. Over the last 10 years, Schatz has finished first or second in points each and every year.

“I’ve been around it for 20 years and I love what I do,” he said. “You keep your nose to the ground and keep doing what you love to do and here we are 20 years later. It’s been a fun 20 years and has gone by in the blink of an eye. I try to think back and have probably forgot about more fun things than people ever get to do, and that’s because of racing. I’ve always enjoyed racing and it’s what we do — traveling and racing with these guys. Hopefully I can be around for another 20 years, but that might be pushing it.”

Schatz was victorious at Nodak Speedway last year with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series for the fourth consecutive year. He leads the series this season with 18 victories, including in each of the last two races for the series, as he chases his eighth championship.

Tickets for the Gerdau Magic City Showdown Presented by Gerdau, Schatz Crossroads, Minot Tourism and Fastlane Carwash-Minot, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Nodak Speedway on Sunday, August 28 can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or at the track on race day.

For more information on tickets, visit http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

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RAHMER PROMOTIONS RETURNS TO PATH VALLEY THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 28; HOSEHEADS.COM OFFERS UNDERDOG BONUS AWARD

SPRING RUN, PA (August 25, 2016) – The 410 Sprint Cars and 600cc Micro Sprints invade the ¼-mile Path Valley Speedway this coming Sunday, August 28 for the second round of Fred Rahmer Promotions Party at the Path spectaculars.

The region’s top Sprint Car drivers have made their intentions known to claim the victory and ‘Take Fred Rahmer’s Money.” Confirmed drivers include: Greg Hodnett – the most recent Party at the Path winner; Brent Marks, who finished third at the Speedweek event; popular sprint car driver, Danny Dietrich aboard the GKR No. 48 machine; Aaron Ott, who timed second quick during PA Speedweek; and Lucas Wolfe piloting the Zemco Tool & Die No. 1 machine.

Hoseheads.com joins the FRP team offering a $500 Underdog bonus to the highest finishing under-financed race team. Competitors must register to compete for the bonus at the Path Valley pit office on Sunday, August 28. FRP team members will determine and indicate eligibility. The 410 Sprint Cars will compete in Time Trials, Qualifying Heat Races, and a 40-lap feature event.

"When Allan from Hoseheads approached me about this bonus I thought it was a great opportunity to reward some of the teams that deserve more," Rahmer stated. "Hopefully we can highlight a team that is underfinanced -- but overqualified to run with up front."

A highlight of the 410 Sprint Car season at Party at the Path events is the opportunity for a randomly selected competitor to win a four-night trip to Las Vegas, with airfare and hotel accommodations for two people. To be entered into the drawing, a driver must compete in all three of Fred Rahmer Promotions events at Path Valley Speedway.

Also on the card is the 600cc Winged Micro Sprints competing for a $1,000 payday. In late June, Kameron Morral broke Tyler Walton’s three-race win streak. Can Walton rebound in the 25-lap main event? The 600cc Micro Sprints will compete in a complete program of qualifying heat races and a 25-lap feature event.

A highlight of the 410 Sprint Car season at Party at the Path events is the opportunity for a randomly selected competitor to win a four-night trip to Las Vegas, with airfare and hotel accommodations for two people. To be entered into the drawing, a driver must compete in all three of Fred Rahmer Promotions events at Path Valley Speedway.

600 Micro Sprint competitor Perfect Attendance bonuses include random drawings for an XXX Micro Sprint Racing Chassis, a $500 Hyper Racing Gift Certificate, and a test session in one of Fred Rahmer’s RBR Racing 410 Sprint Cars. An additional test session will be awarded to the competitor that wins the season-long Micro Sprint Point Standings.

With the season opener canceled for weather related conditions, August 28 marks the second Fred Rahmer Promotions event of 2016. The staff, as well as, Path Valley Speedway track management are currently working to secure the best possible date for the guaranteed three-race season.

General Admission Tickets for Sunday, August 28 at Spring Run, PA’s Path Valley Speedway are $20 and children under 12 are admitted FREE! Pit Admission is $30.

Pit Gates open at 3:00 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 4:00 PM with Hot Laps at 6:30 PM and Time Trials at 7:00 PM

Fred Rahmer Promotions can be found online at www.fredrahmerpromotions.com, on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/fredrahmerpromotions, and on Twitter @RahmerRacing

Path Valley Speedway Park Speedway Address: 17911 Dry Run Road, Spring Run, PA 17262 Speedway Phone: 717-349-7111 Fred Rahmer Promotions Address: 2131 North Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA 18944 Series E-Mail: info@fredrahmerpromotions.com Series Website: www.fredrahmerpromotions.com Speedway Website: www.pathvalley.com Twitter: @RahmerRacing Facebook: www.facebook.com/fredrahmerpromotions

 

 

KNOXVILLE RACING CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION PARTNERS WITH MOTORSPORTS SAFETY EDUCATION FOUNDATION TO PROVIDE ADVANCED SAFETY TECHNOLOGY TO DRIVERS, OFFICIALS

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 25, 2016) -- The Knoxville Racing Charitable Organization (KRCO) has partnered with Motorsports Safety Education Foundation (MSEF), to provide Lifesquare, an advanced technological safety application, for all weekly Knoxville Raceway drivers and those who participated in the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and in the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores. KRCO has covered the cost of the application for all drivers, as well as all Knoxville Raceway officials.

Knoxville Raceway, through KRCO, is the first track in all of motorsports to provide the cutting-edge safety technology for its drivers.

"KRCO is excited about this opportunity to work with the Motorsports Safety Education Foundation to be the first in the racing community to issue Lifesquare QR Codes to all 305, 360 and 410 drivers at Knoxville Raceway, including all of those who entered the 360 and 410 Nationals," said Maureen Nichols, President of KRCO. "Our mission is to promote safety for drivers and this is one example of what we do. We're proud to be the first group to take this step and hope that other racing communities will join us in advancing safety for their drivers."

"One of the challenges facing the racing community is making essential driver health information available to qualified medical personnel should an incident occur at the track," explained Tom Weisenbach, Executive Director of MSEF.

Lifesquare revolutionizes emergency care in motorsports with a personalized QR code located on each driver's helmet. Knoxville Raceway's safety crew has the ability to scan the QR code in times of emergency and access drivers' medical history, emergency contact information, insurance information and more. Knoxville Hospital will also be immediately alerted of a scanned QR code to better prepare for the patient's arrival. Lifesquare believes that developing simple, easy to use technology to improve the safety of drivers is of paramount importance.

"Lifesquare embraced the unique challenge of developing of a motorsport-specific solution with MSEF." said Lifesquare CEO Laurie Racine. "We are excited to be a part of making the sport as safe as it can be for all drivers by providing critical health information when and where it is needed."

Mike Long, a Motorsports Safety Education Foundation (MSEF) board member, was tasked with the distribution of the decals to each driver.

"After years of observing the work of the KRCO, it gives the MSEF great pleasure to accomplish this new safety initiative with them," Long said.

More than 185 drivers have received Lifesquare at the conclusion of the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores. Thirty-twotrack officials have also received personalized QR codes.

"The KRCO helped my family and I out during our time of need in 2012 following a life-threatening accident at Knoxville," said Knoxville Raceway driver Jamie Ball. "They helped ease the pain by assisting with our medical bills and medical transportation. Not to mention, all of the safety equipment, preventive tethers and insurance that has been given to all of us Knoxville Raceway drivers annually. It was a long road to recovery, but the KRCO made the road much easier and for that my family and I are forever grateful. We are lucky to have the support of the KRCO and Knoxville Raceway."

The KRCO was founded in 1997 by several drivers' wives and family members to raise funds to assist injured drivers with medical and living expenses. Through the sale of 50/50 tickets at the races as well as an annual fundraising auction and other fundraising events, KRCO has grown to also provide insurance, safety equipment and financial support in the case of an accident to the Knoxville Raceway points drivers. KRCO not only assists drivers injured at Knoxville Raceway, but also drivers injured at other tracks on a case-by-case basis.

Anyone interested in learning more about the program, should contact MSEF via email or phone (317) 956-7803. http://www.motorsportssafety.org/

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING HEADS BACK TO NORTH DAKOTA FOR TWO NIGHTS OF RACING

SECOND LEG OF THE NORTHERN TOUR: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads back to North Dakota this weekend for two nights of racing. Larson Marks Racing will be at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday and Nodak Speedway in Minot on Sunday.

RIVER CITIES SPEEDWAY: Shane Stewart and Larson Marks Racing will return to River Cities Speedway for the second time this season on Friday. Earlier this season, Stewart qualified 11th and finished third in his heat race. After starting 11th in the feature event, Stewart was up to sixth by lap 10 and continued to raced his way up to a fourth-place finish.

NODAK SPEEDWAY RETURN: Last year at Nodak Speedway, Stewart qualified second and finished third in his heat race from fourth. After finishing fourth in the dash, Stewart finished eighth in the 35-lap feature event.

ANGELL PARK RECAP: The World of Outlaws competed at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisc., for the first time ever last Sunday night. Stewart qualified third and won his heat race. After starting fourth in the dash, Stewart got a flat right-rear tire three laps into the six-lap dash, resulting in an eighth-place finish.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver Kyle Larson and NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C., and is co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, a four-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team. Larson will be competing for his first NSCS win this weekend at Michigan International Speedway while Marks will look for his second NXS win of the season this weekend at Road America.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Scotty Martin of Camano Island, Wash., with Andrew Seamans from Syracuse, N.Y., and Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Pa.

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Sunday night's event at Nodak Speedway, the Larson Marks Racing team will next compete on Friday, September 2 at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

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 www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing.

STATS: RACES: 71 FAST TIME: 2 WINS: 9 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 31 TOP-10 FINISHES: 56

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: DURNIN MOTORS PRESENTS MOTORCYCLE NIGHT & RESCHEDULED ART HILL MEMORIAL ON AUGUST 26, PLUS DOUBLE CRATE SPRINT FEATURES!

by Tommy Goudge (August 25, 2016) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 21st season of racing continues this Friday, August 26 when Durnin Motors presents Motorcycle Night, and the rescheduled Art Hill Memorial 42.

Calling all motorcyclists! All riders who show a valid “M” licence at the front gates will be admitted for just $10 this Friday. Flat Track Canada will have some of their racing motorcycles on display, where tickets will be available for the final round of their Canadian Championship Race Series coming up at Ohsweken on Saturday, September 24. Visit www.FlatTrackCanada.com for more information.

The annual “Art Hill Memorial 42” is the biggest, longest, and highest-paying event of the season for Ohsweken’s HRW Automotive Mini Stock division racers, with a feature race more than twice the distance of their regular races, and a $1,000 winner’s prize on the line.

The race honours Art Hill, who suffered a fatal brain aneurysm while competing in his #42 machine at Ohsweken in 1999. 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.

Mark Bazuin is going for a three-peat this Friday, as he has won the past two Art Hill Memorial 42 A-Features. His win in the 2015 Art Hill Memorial 42 made him the first back-to-back winner of the event since Mitch Brown accomplished the feat in 2008 and 2009.

The Kool Kidz Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Ohsweken Speedway Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers will all be in action this Friday, as championship chases are quickly winding down in the weekly racing series.

The Crate Sprint Cars will be running double features this week, as they will complete their A-Feature which was postponed due to rain on August 5. **The Crate Sprints will be running a special double feature format, which will not include heat races.**

An average of 120 drivers have signed in for competition each week this season at Ohsweken. Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, August 26. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for ticket prices and more information.

About Durnin Motors: Based in Kitchener, Ontario, Durnin Motors carries a huge selection of used cars, trucks, and SUV’s at amazingly competitive prices! Conveniently located at 2131 Kingsway Drive in Kitchener just around the corner from Fairview Mall, Durnin Motors will go the extra mile to make your used car purchase or service easy and enjoyable. Durnin Motors offers sales, service, and leasing you can trust! They’ve serviced the Kitchener-Waterloo area with pride for nearly 40 years, and they know cars. They carry products from Chevy, Ford, Dodge, GMC, and more. Call Durnin Motors at 519-893-6580, or visit them online at www.DurninMotors.com

2016 CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS Tickets and campsite reservations are available NOW for the 2016 CSCN weekend. Call 519-717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information on ticket sales and campsite reservations.

SEASON STATS -Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars Championship points leader: Mitch Brown Rookie of the Year leader: Dylan Westbrook A-Feature Winners: Mitch Brown – 2 (May 27, June 17); Dylan Westbrook – 2 (July 15, July 22); Jake Brown – 1 (May 20); Mikey Kruchka – 1 (June 3); Jared Zimbardi – 1 (June 10); Steve Poirier – 1 (June 24); Dave Dykstra – 1 (July 1); Jim Huppunen – 1 (July 22); Kasey Kahne – 1 (July 25); Bryan Howland – 1 (August 19)

-Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars Championship points leader: Holly Porter Rookie of the Year leader: Jesse McDonald A-Feature Winners: Mack DeMan – 4 (June 17, July 15, July 22, July 25); Ryan Hunsinger – 3 (May 20, May 27, June 3); Jesse McDonald – 2 (June 24, July 1); Holly Porter – 2 (August 19, August 19); (Josh Shantz – 1 (June 10)

-Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks Championship points leader: Dave Bailey Rookie of the Year leader: Jason Lungaro A-Feature Winners: Ryan Dinning – 5 (May 27, June 17, June 24, July 1, July 15); Dave Bailey – 5 (May 20, June 10, July 25, August 5, August 19); Wyatt Van Wart – 1 (June 3); Jim Lampman – 1 (July 22); Karl Sault – 1 (July 25)

-HRW Automotive Mini Stocks Championship points leader: Brandon Janssens Rookie of the Year leader: Brandon Crumbie A-Feature Winners: Mark Bazuin – 5 (June 10, July 1, July 8, July 26, August 19); Brandon Crumbie – 3 (June 17, July 22, August 19); Jon Janssens – 2 (June 3, June 24); Brandon Janssens – 1 (May 27); Chris Ryckman – 1 (July 26)

-Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers Championship points leader: Dustin Longboat Rookie of the Year leader: Joey Wilcox A-Feature winners: Wayde Thorne – 5 (May 27, June 3, June 17, July 8, August 19); Dustin Longboat – 3 (June 10, July 22, August 19); Jerry Burnham – 2 (June 24, July 1); Jake Maas – 1 (May 20); Fabio Olivieri – 1 (July 15)

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. ‎ Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com‎ Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: 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, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Dietz Will Return to Williams Grove and Lincoln with Two Different Car Owners

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, PA (August 25, 2016) - Chase Dietz has been busy during the last ten days of his 2016 campaign, maintaining not only his own ride, but also preparing and maintaining the Troy Godfrey-owned No. 5. The York, Pennsylvania, native will bring forces together this Friday and Saturday as he plans to enter action for car owner Troy Godfrey, as well as himself in his family-owned No. 2D.

“I’m excited to get back to the track this weekend,” Dietz explained. “We’ve been primarily a ‘one race per weekend’ team the last several months, but that will begin to phase out starting Friday night. Troy Godfrey has given me another great opportunity to pilot one of his cars this Friday at Williams Grove Speedway. Racing more than one night a week is going to be a huge benefit for me. The only way to improve is to gather as much seat time as possible and that is exactly what I plan to do.”

Chase Dietz is a two-time main event winner during 410 sprint car competition thus far in his career, each occurring at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. His most recent trip to victory lane happened on Saturday evening, July 16.

Despite not reaching victory lane at Williams Grove Speedway in a 410ci powered sprint car, Dietz owns a 358 sprint car track championship at the world-famous paperclip, as well as four 358 wins in 2015, all with car owner Troy Godfrey.

Dietz has one recent start at Williams Grove Speedway in the Godfrey Racing Engines/No. 5, resulting in a 20th place finish against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday night, August 19. The third generation racer qualified for the main event after finishing fifth during his respective heat race. There were nearly 40 cars entered for the $5,000-to-win program

“We still have some things to work on, but I know we’ll make progress,” Dietz explained. “Troy and I have a great relationship and that’s been proven in the past with the 358s. We’ll work to transition those positive results into the 410s.”

“I also need to take some extra time to thank my family. We’ve been maintaining our own car all season. It takes a lot of time and dedication and I can’t thank them enough for allowing my dream to continue,” said Dietz. “I’m excited to get back to the track and work for win number three.”

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

Recent Highlights: Earned first victory of 2016 on Saturday evening, July 16, at Lincoln Speedway

2015 Wins: 6 (4 “358” wins at Williams Grove (PA); 1 “358’ win at Susquehanna Speedway Park (PA); 1 “410” win - Lincoln Speedway - PA)

2016 Wins: 1 - Lincoln Speedway

Catch Chase Dietz on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jbwFrNrbrN8

Chase Dietz would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Haas Shocks, Start To Finish Roll Off, LLC, Godfrey Racing Engines, Embee & Sons, Gardy Enterprises, Mark’s Automotive, Pancho’s Race Products, Keizer Wheels, Beer Hill Gang and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Smith Scores Top-Five Finishes at Grandview and New Egypt

Inside Line Promotions - NEW EGYPT, N.J. (Aug. 25, 2016) - The past week has been a busy one for Ryan Smith, who competed in four events, including three with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

In more than half of the races the "Kunkletown Kid" has competed in during 2016, he has finished in the top 10. Considering the competition he battles every week in the tough Central Pennsylvania racing scene, that is a remarkable achievement.

"It's been a night and day difference the past couple of years," he said. "We have found consistent speed and get faster every week. The wins haven't been there this year, but the consistency has.

"You take out the Yuma shows at beginning of the year and we have 25 top-10 finishes out of 45 shows. That's where we want to be. The wins will come."

Last week's All Star action began on Thursday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., where Smith said the track was "too fast early."

He qualified 11th quickest, won a heat race and placed fifth in the dash. Smith then battled for a podium throughout the main event before closing with a fourth-place result.

"We got going better when the track slicked off," he said.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., hosted an All Star event on Friday. Unfortunately, brake issues prevented Smith from recording the finish he desired.

"I was running second in the heat and you needed to finish in the top two for a chance at the dash and a good feature starting spot, and about halfway through I lost my brakes and ended up third and that put us back in the feature," he said. "I just pulled in to save the motor."

Smith travelled to Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Saturday and got that second-place run in the heat race, which gave him the ninth starting position in the feature.

"We held our own," he said after ending seventh. "It was a good weekend."

This week opened with an event on Tuesday at New Egypt Speedway.

"The ending was good, but we weren't that good all night," he said. "This car is a little different from the old car and it took us awhile to get it better, but we are figuring out what it needs."

Smith timed in seventh quickest and ended fifth in a heat before closing the event with a third-place finish in the feature.

Smith plans to compete this Friday at Williams Grove Speedway and possibly at Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run, Pa., on Sunday.

"We have to find a truck to get us to the Party at the Path on Sunday," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 18 at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 5 (4); Feature: 4 (5).

Aug. 19 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 23 (14).

Aug. 20 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 7 (9).

Aug. 23 at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 3 (4).

SEASON STATS -

50 races, 0 wins, 11 top fives, 26 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 39 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Sunday at Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run, Pa. (tentative)

MEDIA LINKS -

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APPAREL -

Visit http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com to view the latest apparel options, which include t-shirts and hoodies.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fighting Angels Foundation

Fighting Angels Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to support and fund research and raises awareness of the rare neuro-genetic disorder Angelman Syndrome as well as serving and protecting the needs of the 1 in 15,000 individuals affected by this disorder. Our inspiration is Joseph (Joey) Paul Moretti Jr. FAF focuses its activities through yearly fundraising events and the support of public donations from generous individuals and companies to help fund its cause. Fighting to Talk, Fighting to Walk, Fighting for a Cure is our motto! For more information, visit http://www.FightingAngelsFoundation.com.

"I encourage people to go to their website and see what this is all about," Smith said. "I'm confident if the racing community can get behind Fighting Angles they can find a cure. We are planning to have a car painted up for them in next couple of weeks. It will be a white car with blue decals. We are doing everything we can to help bring awareness to what Fighting Angels are doing."

Smith would also like to thank Warko Group, G.L.T. Electrical, CnB Chubby, Fighting Angels Foundation, S&S Speedways, Quality Roofing Supply, East Coast Helicopter Tours, Armbruster Racing Photos, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, HP Engines, Pancho's Racing Products, GME Steering and Vahlco Racing Wheels for their continued support.

 

 

Blaney, Starks and Swindell Guide Team ILP to Feature Triumphs

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Aug. 25, 2016) - Inside Line Promotions racers Dale Blaney, Trey Starks and Sammy Swindell each captured a feature victory within the last week.

Blaney scored his first career triumph at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., last Thursday with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions before placing fourth at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Saturday.

Starks garnered his seventh feature win at the seventh different track this season on Saturday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont.

Swindell picked up an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory on Monday at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. He also placed second on Thursday at Grandview Speedway and was fourth on Saturday at Star Speedway in Epping, N.H., during his winged midget pavement debut.

Other Team ILP competitors with at least one-top five finish include:

Josh Baughman recorded a runner-up result on Sunday during the High Roller Classic at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., and a third-place finish on Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Ryan Smith earned a third-place result on Tuesday at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J.

Danny Lasoski led Mark Burch Motorsports to a third-place finish on Friday at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders and a fifth-place result on Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway with the ASCS National Tour.

Jamie Ball placed fifth on Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders.

Jack Dover rallied to a fifth-place finish on Saturday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.

Joe Trenca powered from 16th to fifth on Tuesday at I-88 Speedway in Afton, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

Inside Line Promotions currently has openings to provide professional PR for drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. Here are the PR specials for the 2016 season:

· Purchase 10 Press Releases, Receive 1 FREE Press Release

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

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

TEAM ILP WINS IN 2016 -

Derek Hagar - 11 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 25 and March 26; Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn., on April 23; Duck River Raceway Park in Lewisburg, Tenn., on April 30; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on May 14; Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., on May 21; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on May 27; Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 28; East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., on June 18; Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark., on July 3 and Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss., on July 9); Jack Dover - 9 (U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on June 10; Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on June 18; Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on June 25; Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on July 1; Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on July 9 and July 23; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on July 21; Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa, on July 22 and Beatrice Speedway in Beatrice, Neb., on July 31); Dale Blaney - 8 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 1; Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15 and May 27; Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on April 23; Butler Speedway in Quincy, Mich., on June 11; Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, on June 19; Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pa., on July 29 and Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on Aug. 18); Giovanni Scelzi - 7 (Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif., on April 30 and July 6; Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on May 20, June 24 and July 2 and Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif., on July 9 and Aug. 6); Trey Starks - 7 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on April 2; Lancaster Super Speedway in Lancaster, S.C., on April 9; Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 4; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 11; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on June 18; Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore., on July 9 and Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Aug. 20); Danny Lasoski - 6 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 9; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 16, May 7, May 21 and July 9 and Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, on June 19); Seth Bergman - 5 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on Feb. 27; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on March 4; Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on April 8 and Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on May 29 and Aug. 7); ); Sammy Swindell - 5 (Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on April 2; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 25, July 1 and Aug. 6 and Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., on Aug. 22); Zac Taylor - 5 (Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo., on April 23; Lamar Speedway in Lamar, Colo., on May 13; Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyo., on June 10; Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., on Aug. 5 and El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on Aug. 13); Zach Blurton - 4 (WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., on April 10; Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo., on June 25 and July 30 and Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte, Neb., on July 9); Brandon Hanks - 4 (Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on March 25; Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., on April 17; Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on May 7 and Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on July 9); Johnny Herrera - 4 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on March 17; Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich., on June 3 and Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on July 22 and July 23); Channin Tankersley - 4 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on May 6 and July 22; Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on May 7 and Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on July 23); Devin Kline - 3 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 4, July 9 and Aug. 6); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 3 (Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on July 3; Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on July 9 and Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Ark., on July 15); Jamie Ball - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 25 and Aug. 4);Josh Baughman - 2 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 26 and Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on July 8); Patrick Dills - 2 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on June 4 and June 11); Jason Sides - 2 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 18 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 26); Tony Bruce Jr. - 1 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on May 28); Chase Johnson - 1 (Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on May 14); Kevin Mingus - 1 (Columbus Motor Speedway in Columbus, Ohio, on July 16); Travis Rilat - 1 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia, on Feb. 13); and Henry Van Dam - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 7).

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Mingus Learning to Adapt to Changes on the Dirt

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (Aug. 25, 2016) - Having started his racing career on asphalt, Kevin Mingus is finding out dirt tracks not only change from week to week, but often drastically during a race night.

Throughout the last few months Mingus had a handle on a slick dirt track, but Mother Nature threw him and the Huber Motorsports team a curveball throughout last week with wet weather.

"For the first time this year the tracks retained water all night and that threw us off a bit," Mingus said. "We had a good setup for dry slick. We were comfortable, but the tracks the last week were completely different."

Last Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, Mingus had a great pill draw to start third in his heat race.

"I got into the cushion too hard and fell back," he said. "In the B Main we held our own. It was a great learning experience for us. If you look where we were at the beginning of the year and where we are now … we are competing and that's encouraging."

The next night Mingus got behind the wheel of his late model on the asphalt of Columbus Motor Speedway in Columbus, Ohio.

"Just wasn't a good night," he said. "We'll put that behind us and know we are better than our results."

On Tuesday Mingus was one of 37 teams to help bring sprint car racing back to the Sandusky County Fair at Fremont Speedway. It marked the first time in 40 years that sprint cars competed during the annual fair.

"That was the coolest atmosphere I've ever been involved in," he said. "All our rigs were down the hill … we pitted in the infield so no one knew based on equipment who had the best stuff. Even though we didn't make the feature it was just a great experience.

"We aren't that far off. This 305 division around here is just so tough. You make one little mistake and it's impossible to make up for it."

Mingus will be back on the dirt in his 305 sprint car this Friday at Attica Raceway Park and in the late model on asphalt Saturday at Columbus Motor Speedway.

"Saturday is free general admission," he said. "Park and come in and watch. It's the last season for the track and I hope everyone enjoys the final three races.

"We got the engine issues fixed on the sprint car and I'm excited about applying what we've learned. We found some issues in the fueling system and I think Kurt (Huber) has got it all ironed out. I can't wait to get back on the dirt next week."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 19 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Heat race: 7 (3); B Main: 6 (5).

Aug. 23 at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 6 (7).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 11 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, in a 305 sprint car and Saturday at Columbus Motor Speedway in Columbus, Ohio, in a late model

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kevin-Mingus-Motorsports-149334941749104

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinMingus

Snapchat: Kevinoz10

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sandusky County Fair Race

"Hats off to the fair board, the sponsors, promoter Rich Farmer … everyone who had anything to do with getting that race scheduled," Mingus said. "It was important for the track, for the 305 sprints, for the fair. It was historical to have sprint cars back after 40 years and I hope it starts a new tradition. It was one of the most incredible atmospheres I've ever been a part of and hope to be a part of next year."

Mingus would also like to thank Huber Machine Werx, Hillbilly Rod Shop, Brandon Oakley Racing, DB3 Imaging and Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rental.

 

 

$10,000-To-Win Dirt Classic Ohio at Attica Raceway Park Quickly Approaching

(PETERSEN MEDIA)- On Saturday September 3rd, a stout field of cars is expected to be on hand for one of the richest nights of the year at the Attica Raceway Park as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions takes center stage for the $10,000-to-win Dirt Classic Ohio.

The latest installment of Dirt Classic events, Dirt Classic Ohio will be the final Dirt Classic event leading up to the $20,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start Dirt Classic event scheduled for September 24th at the Lincoln Speedway.

Taking to the Attica Raceway Park for this big night of racing, the high banked facility tends to offer teams a slick and technical surface making for an action packed night of racing with some big money up for grabs.

The trio of Dirt Classic events leading up the September 3rd’s showdown have seemingly not been decided until the last few laps, and with more big money on the line, a very unique Dirt Classic Ohio trophy up for grabs, and the talented field of Arctic All Star Circuit of Champions drivers on hand, Dirt Classic Ohio is shaping up to be another first class event.

Heading into Dirt Classic Ohio, 2016 Ohio Speedwell Champion, Chad Kemenah comes in as the current point leader, though it has been a battle atop the point charts between two of the series’ most decorated drivers Kemenah and Dale Blaney, as they continue to swap the top spot on a nightly basis.

As the Ohio drivers fight back and forth for series supremacy, Sheldon Haudenschild lurks third in points on the strength of five series wins and is just 74 points out of the point lead at the time of press.

Aside from the trio of drivers listed, others expected to be on hand include Cap Henry, Danny Holtgraver, Kraig Kinser, TJ Michael, Caleb Helms, Lee Jacobs, Andrew Palker, Bryon Reed, Caleb Griffith, Brian Lay, Chris Andrews, Trivis Philo, and many more of the area’s top drivers.

With plenty at stake on the track September 3rd, fans will also have a chance to win an autographed jersey from 2016 NBA Champion, and freshly minted Gold Medalist, Kyrie Irving starting point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Tickets for this exciting event are currently available online, and to get yours today, click over to http://dirtclassic.com/tickets/.

LOCKED IN- Terry McCarl (Dirt Classic I-80, May 6th) Greg Hodnett (Dirt Classic Showcase, June 11th), Rico Abreu (Dirt Classic Indiana, July 23rd).

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

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

 

 

Home Sweet Home: Donny Schatz Looks Forward to Magic City Showdown at Nodak Speedway

MINOT, N.D. — August 25, 2016 — Donny Schatz may live in Fargo now, but Minot, North Dakota will always be home for the seven-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion. Schatz was born and raised in Minot and still spends quite a bit of time in the “Magic City.”

Schatz will return to his hometown on Sunday, August 28 as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visits Nodak Speedway for the Gerdau Magic City Showdown Presented by Gerdau, Schatz Crossroads, Minot Tourism and Fastlane Carwash-Minot. Schatz has won four straight World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race at the track.

“Minot is still where my heart is at,” said Schatz. “I was excited when we first got to there with the World of Outlaws to race several years ago. Hopefully we can have a good showing like we’ve had in the past. We were decent last year and ended up winning the race, but we’d like to be a little better this go around and see if we can’t do it again.”

Schatz has had quite a bit of success in the previous 10 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races at Nodak Speedway. Along with his four wins, he has nine top-10 finishes, with seven of those being top-five performances. It took Schatz seven starts with the Outlaws at Nodak Speedway to win for the first time, but he has been undefeated since that triumph.

Over the years, numerous improvements have been made at three-eighths-mile Nodak Speedway, which is located at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds. The biggest of which was the construction of a brand-new state-of-the-art grandstand in 2010.

“The facility at Nodak Speedway is second to none,” he noted. “Racers talk about it all over the country and how awesome it is. It is pretty awesome to see Minot, North Dakota have a World of Outlaws show and get a good turnout each time. Every race track in America has that desire to want to have a World of Outlaws show, but not too many of them realize how much hard work actually goes into it and all that is involved. The folks at Nodak Speedway have done a great job with the race track.”

The 2016 season marks the 20th consecutive year that Schatz has been on the road full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Over that span, he has racked up seven championships and 221 A-Feature wins with the series. Schatz sits third on the series all-time win list, behind only Hall of Famers Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell. Over the last 10 years, Schatz has finished first or second in points each and every year.

“I’ve been around it for 20 years and I love what I do,” he said. “You keep your nose to the ground and keep doing what you love to do and here we are 20 years later. It’s been a fun 20 years and has gone by in the blink of an eye. I try to think back and have probably forgot about more fun things than people ever get to do, and that’s because of racing. I’ve always enjoyed racing and it’s what we do — traveling and racing with these guys. Hopefully I can be around for another 20 years, but that might be pushing it.”

To celebrate his 20th year on the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Schatz will be signing commemorative posters on race day, Sunday, August 28, at the “Carousel Pub” under the grandstands from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

“To be able to meet the fans on race day is going to be awesome,” said Schatz. “I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of familiar faces and hopefully they come out and see us.”

Tickets for the Gerdau Magic City Showdown Presented by Gerdau, Schatz Crossroads, Minot Tourism and Fastlane Carswash-Minot, featuring the World of Outlaws at Nodak Speedway on Sunday, August 28 can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com and at the track on race day.

For more information on tickets, visit http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

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Championship Runs on Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park

(Mercer, PA August 25, 2016): The table is set for Championship Night at Mercer Raceway Park. This Saturday, August 27, racers will compete for double points in the final night of regular season competition and, after the final checkered flag waives, there will be seven proud racers ready to claim their rightful spots at the head table for the annual awards banquet coming up in January. But, Saturday is not just about the racing. It will also be the second Meet Your Heroes Night, presented by Herr’s snacks, so the fans will get to mingle with their favorites to give them plenty of encouragement and to thank them for jobs well done. On Championship Night, the racers in the top eight or nine positions (the exact number depends on the number of entries) in the point standings competing this night can lock themselves into a preferred starting spot for the feature event by getting a top finish in their respective heat races. If one of them should miss the cut, another driver gets the preferred starting spot. And, importantly, that would also open up a preferred spot for another racer. So, for example, Jack Sodeman, Jr. could earn the pole position for the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Car feature if he happens to do well in his heat race. But, if he were to drop out and finish last, he would forfeit that starting spot and another racer, most likely Brandon Matus, would take it. That would open up position number eight or nine for another driver. These preferred starting positions could make or break a driver’s chances to win the points championship. Because the points for the night depend on the driver’s finishing position at the end of the feature event, it is to his or her advantage to start as close to the front of the field as possible. Sodeman is one of the racers who will not be overly concerned whether he makes the cut or not. He has a 182 point lead over the younger Matus. In fact, Sodeman can clinch his third championship at the Park by showing up and pulling a pill for the night’s action. That is because he has a 182 point lead over Matus. The most points that Brandon Matus can earn Saturday will be 270. Sodeman will get 112 just by pulling into the pit area. The 158 point differential will not be enough for Matus to pass him in the standings. But, other positions in the 4 Your Car Connection championship standings will still be up for grabs and anything could happen. Matus leads Michael Bauer by only 44 markers. So, a good night for Bauer and a bad one for Matus could see a change take place. Arnie Kent, who will likely be substituting for the injured Scott Priester, could also move the Martha Dionise car ahead in the rankings with some luck. A.J. Flick is another driver who could move ahead with a good showing. And positions six through ten could also change significantly. Alex Paden currently holds the sixth spot, but divisional rookie John Garvin is only three points behind, and veteran Brent Matus is only seven points shy of sixth. Davey Jones may not be able to vault ahead of them, but he must watch over his shoulder because Brandon Spithaler is within easy reach. Even a couple of drivers currently outside the top ten, Dennis Wagner and Gale Ruth, Sr., could move into one of the top ten positions. In the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Andy Priest will need to perform well to ensure his title. He leads Jimmy Seger by only 65 points going into the event. Mike Marano, II will likely salt away the third position, but Gregg McCandless, Darin Gallagher, Mike Miller, Rod Jones, Cody Bova, and Eric L. Williams could shuffle around depending on how they fare. Greg Dobrosky will probably hold onto his tenth place spot in the standings. Three drivers still have a mathematical shot at being the champion in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. Jimmy Holden has the edge, but Lonny Riggs trails by 68 points and Kyle Fink by 70. These guys have been at the head of the list all season long, so it is no surprise that the championship will go to one of them. Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Sid Unverzagt, Jr., and Tommy Kristyak will wrestle for positions four through six. Kevin Green and Kyle Holden are pretty secure in positions seven and eight. Five others have a chance to get the other positions in the top ten, including Frank Guidace, Rich Whitney, Jeff Schaffer, Sr., Jason Sines, and Ryan Kemery. William Hurrelbrink is another racer who has little to worry about on Saturday. Like Sodeman in the 410 Sprints, Hurrelbrink can lock up the title for the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks when he arrives at the track. His 171 point margin over 2015 champion Ryan Moyer will hold up. Shawn Smith is also likely to keep his third place ranking. Curt Bish, Pat Fielding, and recent winner Russ Byler could move around in the standings depending on where they finish the final points race. Terry Wheeler has seventh locked up, but Andy Thompson, Leigh Wheeler, Steve Allison, and Richard Chess could take the next three positions. In the Rock Concrete Modified Lites, Doug Jones is in the catbird seat, but it is not a foregone conclusion that he will get the title. Shane Webb and Mark Marcucci could in theory pass him, but it is possible that Jones could lock it up with a strong run in his heat race. Vivian Jones has fourth, but Jason Johnson and Jacob Bova are both within a twelve point range. Tyler Fulton heads up the Mini Stock class, presented by Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking and Ray’s Racing Collectibles. Isaac Paden is his closest rival. Shane Shook, William Haylett, and Tim Callahan are next, but Jacob Rice, Karlee Longwell, and Summer Pitts could crack the top five. The closest point battle will be in the Elder Tractor Sales and Service Junior Sprints. Roman Jones will be gunning for the first championship ever in this division. His buddy, Jordan Simmons trails by 36 points. Ayden Cipriano and Sammy Darby should hold their spots. However, only three points separate Chase Metheney and Austin Cavanaugh for the fifth spot. The pit gates will open at 3 and the spectator gates will open at 4. The first green flag will fly at 5:30 for the Modified Lites. The Mini Stocks and Junior Sprints will complete the three-star segment. Their cars will be on display at the conclusion of the matinee. The four-star divisions, that is both Sprint classes, the 358 Modifieds, and the Stocks, will take to the track around seven p.m. They will have their meet and greet during the evening intermission. Regular event ticket pricing will apply. That is, $13 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $5 for students (9-15). Children (8 and under) will be free. The economical Family Pass will be just $28, and that will apply for two adults and up to four minors of any age. Pit Passes will be $30.

Remember that there will be no racing on the oval in September until the 17th Annual Little Guys Nationals, coming up on the 23rd and 24th. However, the pulling pit will be the focus of attention on September 17, when the Final Fall Nationals come in. Watch the website and media outlets for more information on that event!

Remember, too, 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 include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Mercer Hardware, Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, Pizza Joe's, Sharon Auto Wrecking, Inc., AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson's, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, Ritenour Equipment Co., 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.

 

 

Todd Stowell Makes Return to Oswego Speedway; Nears 16-Second Bracket

OSWEGO, NY (August 25, 2016) – Wednesday evening, Novelis Supermodified veteran Todd Stowell took his first laps around Oswego Speedway since the 2010 running of the Budweiser International Classic 200, in anticipation of next Friday’s CNY Chevy Dealers Classic Qualifying Night.

Stowell, a two-time Supermodified feature winner at the Speedway who qualified on the front row of the Classic in 2005, returned to the Speedway Wednesday with the same Xtreme chassis that took him to a seventh place finish in the 2010 Classic.

With the help of Oswego Speedway Hall of Famer Danny Soule, Stowell took several laps around the ‘Steel Palace’ to gain his bearings before eventually making his way down to a quick lap of 17.055-seconds in the No. 89.

While Stowell is not yet officially entered for the Classic, his intention to run next weekend looks to push the Classic field to near 39 cars for the weekend.

Three-day tickets for Budweiser Classic Weekend are available for as low as $90 including Friday night’s CNY Chevy Dealers Qualifying Night, Bud Light ‘Super Saturday’ featuring the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the ISMA Supermodifieds, as well as Budweiser ‘Classic Sunday’ with the 25th Bud Light SBS Classic and the 60th Budweiser International Classic 200.

Camping officially opens for Budweiser Classic Weekend on Sunday, August 28 at 7 a.m. Camping permits are $50.

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

To purchase tickets for this year’s Budweiser International Classic Weekend running from September 2-4 call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

WAYNESFIELD, OH (8/25/16) - The 2016 Waynesfield Raceway Park season will come to a close this Saturday, August 27th with a night of racing and family fun. After severe storms washed away last week’s program, driver meet and greets and backpack giveaways has been moved to this weekend. All school aged kids will be entered into a raffle to walk home with backpacks full of school supplies to jump start the school year. With the help of the local racing community, some lucky fans will ride home on a brand new bicycle. Additionally, driver meet and greets with will take place along the front stretch during intermission. On the racing side of the venue, all five weekly divisions return for the final points race of the year. The Satellite Connections Non Wing Sprints, Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modifieds, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Non Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts will have champions crowned with point values being doubled for Saturday’s race. The ladies of the racing community will also take the track for the final Powder Puff Tough Truck race of the year. The entire night of fun is presented by Indian Lake Outfitters. Adult general admission to the full night of racing and family fun is just $12. Kids ages 11-15 are admitted for $6 with everyone under the age of ten admitted for FREE. Pit admission is $25. Pit side gates open at 4PM; grandstands at 5PM. Hot laps get underway at 6PM with the first green flag flying at 7PM. Driver meet and greets take place during intermission.

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

 

 

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Head to Quebec to Granby and Le RPM

Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec Series Title to be Decided.

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – The second points title for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) will be decided this weekend with our second weekend visit to Quebec. Autodrome Granby and Le RPM Speedway will be the stops with the Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec Series Title to be crowned.

Looking to take home the title that his family sponsors, Steve Poirier is leading the points coming in to this weekend. The Quebec native just put himself atop the all time win list for ESS with career win #60 just this past Tuesday night at I-88 Speedway. He already has the Donath Motorworx CNY Speedweek title under his belt this year and will be looking for the second one.

Jason Barney, Jeff Cook, Dylan Swiernik and Lee Ladouceur round out the top five in the Quebec Series points heading into this Friday. All are expected to be in the field minus Swiernik who will miss due to work commitments. Paulie Colagiovanni, Jordan Poirier, Paul Kinney, Chris Jones and Yan Bilodeau make up the top ten in the Quebec points.

Expected to join those teams this weekend from the States are Matt Tanner, Chuck Hebing, Parker Evans, Shawn Donath, Dave and Tim Axton, Chad Miller, Dan Douville, Scott Kreutter, Brandon Kidd, Denny Peebles, Anthony Cain and others.

Canada will be represented as well with Michael Parent, Alain Bergeron, Dale Gosselin, Alex Vigneault, Alain Boisvert, Paul Pekkonen, Guillaume Neiderer, Devin Caron and more.

Each A-Main boasts a purse of $2,000 to win with $500 just to start. If a car happens to not qualify, you still will receive $250. Along with the Quebec Series points, all important points for the Lucas Oil overall championship and the Einstein Construction Group Canada Tour will be awarded.

Granby, Le RPM, it’s the annual invasion of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints and tradition for 34 years, it will be excitement guaranteed!

Past Empire Super Sprint Winners at Autodrome Granby

June 17, 1994

Roger Horvath

June 23, 1995

Mike Woodring

Sept. 1, 1995

Craig Keel

June 21, 1996

Mike Woodring

June 20, 1997

Mike Woodring

Aug. 29, 1997

Bobby Parrow

June 19, 1998

Mike Woodring

Sept. 4, 1998

Lance Yonge

June 25, 1999

Mike Stelter

Sept. 3, 1999

Lance Yonge

June 23, 2000

Mike Wodoring

Sept. 1, 2000

Mike Stelter

June 21, 2002

Mike Woodring

Aug. 30, 2002

Mike Woodring

June 20, 2003

Mike Woodring

June 18, 2004

John Karklin Jr.

Sept. 3, 2004

John Karklin Jr.

July 29, 2005

Lance Yonge

June 16, 2006

Doug Emery

July 28, 2006

Steve Poirier

Sept. 1, 2006

Jeff VanDusen

June 15, 2007

Chuck Hebing

July 27, 2007

Jeff Cook

Aug. 31, 2007

June 13, 2008

Aug. 1, 2008

Steve Poirier

Steve Poirier

Alain Bergeron

Aug. 29, 2008

Steve Poirier

June 5, 2009

Steve Poirier

July 31, 2009

Sept. 4, 2009

June 4, 2010

Aug. 27, 2010

June 3, 2011

Aug. 5, 2011

May 11, 2012

May 12, 2012

June 1, 2012

Aug, 24, 2012

May 31, 2013

Justin Barger

Chuck Hebing

Jessica Zemken

Jeff Cook

Shawn Donath

Steve Poirier

Shane Stewart, Dain Naida

Shawn Stewart

Justin Barger

Justin Barger

Kevin Ward Jr.

Aug. 22, 2014

Steve Poirier

May 29, 2015

Mark Smith

Aug. 28, 2015

Mark Smith

June 3, 2016

Steve Poirier

Past Empire Super Sprints winners Le RPM

Aug. 29, 2010

Dan Kaszubinski

Aug. 6, 2011

Cory Sparks

Aug. 25, 2012

Paul Kinney

Aug. 26, 2012

Michael Parent

Aug. 23, 2014

Michael Parent

Aug. 28, 2015

Steve Poirier

Autodrome Granby – Aug. 26 – Racing at 7:00

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Utica-Rome Speedway – Aug. 27 – Racing at 6:00

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HEADING WEST & EAST: Swindell Grabs Win While Gravel Adds Podiums for CJB 'Duel in the Dakotas' is next for Gravel while Swindell Looks Forward to Jackson

CARLISLE, PA. - August 24, 2016 - Podium finishes continue to come for the CJB Motorsports tandem of David Gravel & Sammy Swindell. Even with both drivers on opposites ends of the country, the Pennsylvania based teams continue to race up front and, for Swindell, add victories. David Gravel and his #5 team started their post Knoxville Nationals western swing on Tuesday, August 16th at Junction Motor Speedway near McCool Junction, Neb.

"We had another great night," said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "Our car raced really well all night long and we just kept getting better and better. We made up some spots in the dash and that put us up a row for the feature. We ran second to Donny again and I thought we might get to him in lap traffic."

Gravel continued his hot streak into Wisconsin as the Outlaws took on Angell-Park Speedway near Sun Prairie on Sunday, August 21st.

"Once again, we had a pretty good car," said Gravel. "We won our heat race which put us in the dash. That helped again. We got going good there in the feature and made up some ground. We tried hard for third but just came up short."

Halfway across the nation, veteran Sammy Swindell was enjoying an eastern swing with stops at Grandview Speeday near Betchelsville, Pa. and Lebanon Valley Speedway near West Lebanon, N.Y.

Up first was Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 18th

"We were fairly quick in warmups," said Swindell, the pilot of the Big Game Treestands, GoMuddy.com #1. "We made up spots in our heat race and tried some different things that I haven't done with these cars and they kept working so we kept making those changes. We had a good car in the feature. The nose wing got knocked down. We had a red flag and were were able to get it put back up and I was able to get the top wing back and we made some ground up. We got by Lucas Wolfe and Stevie Smith and I think we could have gotten to the lead with just a few more laps in the race."

(Photo by Mike Petrucci)

Swindell concluded his weekend with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions with a stop at the Lebanon Valley Speedway on Monday, August 22nd. The event was delayed a night by rain. The cagey veteran was able to park it in victory lane, having used his experience at the track to collect his first series win since 2011 and a $7,000 payday.

"The CJB guys gave me a great car all night long," said Swindell, who also set quick time on the night. "The key was putting ourselves in position early tonight. I was able to climb up through the dash from 5th to start second in the A-main. That was a big step for us. I had to use a little bit of experience here tonight, too. This place can be tough. You have to race it hard, but yet still be able to race the track. It can definitely use you up."

August now begins to come to a close. Swindell and the #1 team will take the weekend off to prepare for the AGCO Jackson Nationals at the Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex over Labor Day weekend. Gravel and the #5 team will continue westward with two stops in North Dakota. The first is at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday, August 26th with another event at NoDak Speedway in Minot on Sunday, August 28th.

"River Cities is a ton of fun and we had great success there in the early summer," said Gravel. "NoDak is another great track. The key for the two races will just be to time in well and race well through the heats. We have good, strong cars and I know we can run well"

CAR #5 2016 STATS: Events: 61 Quick Times: 4 Wins: 6 Top-5's: 37 Top-10's: 51 Heat Race Wins: 17 Dash Wins: 6 Average Time Trial: 7.3 Average A-main finish: 6.0 Total Laps Led: 259

CAR #1 2016 STATS: Events: 43 Quick Times: 3 Wins: 3 Top-5's: 14 Top-10's: 18 Heat Race Wins: 7 Dash Wins: 0 Average Time Trial: 10.7 Average A-main finish: 10.3 Total Laps Led: 51

UP NEXT: David Gravel and the #5 team will continue the trek west with stops at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. on Friday, August 26th and NoDak Speedway in Minot, N.D., on Sunday, August 28th.

Sammy Swindell and the #1 team will spend the weekend off preparing for the Jackson Nationals at Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex over Labor Day weekend.

BOX SCORE:

CAR #5: Date Track Size Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "B" start "B" finish "A" start "A" finish 8/16/2016 McCool 0.375 5 1 2 6 4 4 2 8/21/2016 Angell-Park 0.25 2 1 1 5 4 4 4

CAR #1: Track Size Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "B" start "B" finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led Grandview 0.375 6 3 4 5 4 4 2 0 West Lebanon 0.5 1 4 2 5 2 2 1 25

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DONNY SCHATZ

Continuing North Dakota Streaks is the Focus for Tony Stewart Racing’s Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance Driver in Home State Return

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 24, 2016) – It was more than 20 years ago when Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz first heard Sprint cars rumbling around Nodak Speedway from his house in Minot, North Dakota. Actually, it was closer to 30 years ago when the oldest son of Danny and Diane Schatz had to find a way to get to the track every weekend so he could witness the dirt flying through the air, smell the fumes of the racecars and feel his heart race like never before. He knew then he was addicted to the cars and the noise and just had to figure out a way to consume more and more.

It became his dream to race in the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and, for the last 20 years, Schatz has traveled up and down the road turning laps with the Outlaws at dirt tracks in all corners of the United States, parts of Canada and even on Australian soil. And, in the process, he’s made a lot of history. Being from North Dakota and racing with the Outlaws meant he wouldn’t get many opportunities to race close to home but, since his rookie season with “The Greatest Show on Dirt” back in 1997, he’s appreciated every chance he’s had to get behind the wheel of a 1,400-pound, 900-horsepower racecar and do his best during the Outlaws’ annual stops in his home state.

The 39-year-old has climbed the mountain with the series going from the teenage kid with no fear to the chiseled champion who finds his way to be in the mix for victory just about every time he climbs into the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J. This weekend, the seven-time and reigning WoO champion leads the traveling Sprint-car stars back to his native North Dakota for a pair of races at facilities where he’s been extremely successful. Schatz carries win streaks at both stops of the second leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour. He’s won the previous three WoO A-Features at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, site of Friday’s race and, Sunday, he’ll look to make it five consecutive WoO A-Feature wins at Nodak Speedway in the Gerdau Magic City Showdown.

Schatz made his WoO debut in North Dakota in the summer of 1993, when the Outlaws staged their annual Duel in the Dakotas at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo. The 15 year-old finished 15th and came back the following two summers with finishes of 13th and 14th. For the first 10 seasons of his Outlaws career, the event in Fargo was the Outlaws’ only stop in the Rough Rider State. Schatz finished seventh his rookie year, posted top-10s in five of the next six WoO races, and a second-place finish in a preliminary feature during the 2000 stop. That had the hometown fans bursting with pride. Two years later, Schatz broke through and won his first WoO A-Feature in his home state with a thrilling victory in the finale of the 2002 Duel in the Dakotas. He won a preliminary feature the following year and swept a pair of races in 2006 at the half-mile facility before the series shifted its North Dakota stop about an hour north of Fargo.

In 2007, the Outlaws made their debut at River Cities Speedway and since then have made annual trips to the exciting quarter-mile high-banked dirt oval each year since. Schatz had raced in all 18 of the Outlaws’ main events at the facility, winning seven and finishing inside the top-five 16 times. He’s won five of the last six Outlaw 40-lap main events at River Cities. A second-place finish in August 2014 is the only non-victory since August 2013. In June this year, he worked his way from the seventh starting position and into the lead on lap 21. He maneuvered through lapped traffic with precision and collected his seventh career WoO A-Feature triumph at River Cities and his 13th career World of Outlaws A-Feature victory in North Dakota.

For the past three seasons, Schatz also competed in the NLRA Late Model companion event at River Cities. In August 2013, he won both the WoO Sprint A-Feature and the NLRA Late Model feature. Last Friday night, Schatz had a rare off night with the Outlaws and raced his No. 15 Fastlane/Petro of Fargo/Schatz Crossroads/K3 Farms Late Model to victory at the track in the NLRA feature race.

Success in his home state has been a regular occurrence during the past decade for Schatz, but things didn’t start well for him at his home track. In August 2006, the Outlaws made their debut at Nodak and, if weren’t for a flat right-rear tire, Schatz may have been the Outlaws’ first winner at the 3/8-mile dirt oval. Bad luck struck again in 2007, when Schatz was battling for the lead with Daryn Pittman and the two made contact. The result was a broken front axle and his only finish outside the top-seven in 10 career WoO A-Features at the track. His first career victory at his home track came in August 2012, when he took the lead on lap two and set the pace the rest of the way in the 35-lapper. The win continued a surge that ultimately resulted in him taking over the points lead and later claiming his fifth WoO championship. In 2013, Schatz was again on a late-summer charge and swept the weekend in North Dakota, overtaking his TSR teammate Steve Kinser on lap 30 to win his second straight at Nodak. Schatz made it three in a row with win number 15 on the season in 2014 by taking the lead from Joey Saldana with nine laps to go. Last August, Schatz led during the middle stages and outdueled Brad Sweet late in the race to score his 25th victory of the season and fourth in a row at Nodak.

Prior to Sunday’s race, SLS promotions has invited fans to come out to the track early and spend time with Schatz as he celebrates his 20th season with the Outlaws at his home track. A special meet-and-greet with Schatz from 3 to 5 p.m. CDT is being held at the Carousel Pub, located under the grandstands at Nodak Speedway on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds. Admission is free and all attendees will receive a commemorative 20th season poster.

The North Dakota racer continues to set a remarkable pace through 64 WoO races in 2016. Not only does he return home riding win streaks at each track, but also is in the midst of a two-race winning streak with the Outlaws. Last week, he dominated the 30-lap A-Feature Tuesday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska before nearly pulling off a clean sweep Sunday in the Outlaws’ debut at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Schatz established a track record, won his heat and led the final 22 laps of the 40-lap A-Feature. The historic track became the 79th facility where Schatz has claimed a WoO A-Feature triumph and increased his career win total to 222. The victories pushed his lead in the championship standings to 250 points over David Gravel. His 18 wins, 31 podium finishes, 45 top-fives and 58 top-10s, as well as nine KSE Hard Charger Awards and 345 laps led, all are most by any driver competing with the Outlaws this season.

The pit gates open at River Cities at 2 p.m. CDT Friday. The grandstands will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.rivercitiesspeedway.com or call 218-773-3001.

Sunday at Nodak, the pit gates open at 2 p.m. CDT. The grandstands will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit racenodak.com or call 815-344-2023.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen free as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to DIRTVision.com for more information.

The TSR Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team can be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TonyStewart_Rcg, liked on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing, and followed on Instgram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J:

Traveling with the Outlaws during your career has taken you to all parts of the country and around the world. Is there still something special about having the chance to race at River Cities Speedway and it being only an hour from home?

“It’s always fun to be around home. And, whether you win there or not, it’s always a fun place to race. I probably make racing in Grand Forks a little hectic with me racing both cars, but it’s sure a lot of fun. We’ve managed to get some wins in the Sprint car and the Late Model, so that makes it more enjoyable, too. The biggest things that we always get to see some familiar faces when we get to race in North Dakota. The atmosphere is just unreal. I get to sleep in my bed, as well, when we race there, so that makes it special. We really enjoy competing there because it almost always comes down to lapped traffic. It’s really hard to pass in open racetrack anymore. Everybody’s equipment is so good and everyone’s motors are top-notch. You have to have traffic to get yourself in good positions and get around guys who are equal to you or the same speed as you. It’s a fun place to have that happen and you do get to traffic quickly. Hopefully, we have the same scenario when we get there this time.”

The weekend concludes with a trip to your hometown and the race where it all started for you. Racing at Nodak Speedway has to be one of the more special nights of the season for you.

“The place that is very near and dear to my heart is where I grew up in Minot, North Dakota. It’s where I got to make my first laps in a Sprint car. Home is always going to be home. It’s where I was born and raised. It’s great to see the excitement and enthusiasm that having the race at Nodak Speedway has brought to the schedule and to people of Minot. The facility is second to none. Racers talk about it all over the country and how awesome it is. They have done a great job with the racetrack. It is pretty awesome to see Minot, North Dakota have a World of Outlaws show and get a good turnout each time. It gets me really excited to go back for this event every year and I know Larry (Hillerud) and the people at SLS have continued to help it grow. They wanted to do something special since it’s my 20th season, so they’ve organized something pretty cool for the fans this year. To be able to meet the fans from 3 to 5 on race day is going to be awesome. I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of familiar faces and hopefully they come out and see us. We’re looking forward to having a great weekend. Obviously, a perfect weekend for us would be to be able to get a couple of wins, but I know there a lot of guys digging deep trying to get themselves in a good spot. That gives me all the faith in the world in the three guys who I get to go into the racetrack with, that they are going to do the same. So Rick (Warner), Scuba (Steve Swenson), Brad (Mariscotti) and I are going to work our tails off trying to get a couple of victories.”

Speaking of 2016 being your 20th season on the road with the Outlaws, does it really seem like you’ve been doing it for that long?

“I’ve been around it for 20 years and I love what I do. You keep your nose to the ground and keep doing what you love to do and here we are 20 years later. It’s been a fun 20 years and has gone by in the blink of an eye. I try to think back and have probably forgotten about more fun things than people ever get to do, and that’s because of racing. I’ve always enjoyed racing and it’s what we do — traveling and racing with these guys. Hopefully I can be around for another 20 years, but that might be pushing it.”

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Tough Luck Weekend

8/24/2016

After a weekend off of racing due to the Knoxville Nationals, the Scott Thiel Motorsports team prepared for a triple header weekend with the IRA Series. The first two nights were scheduled for Wilmot Raceway and they would follow those events up with the annual CornFest at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI which was a last minute switch to be a World of Outlaw co-sanctioned event with the IRA. Scotty struggled with break issues Friday at Wilmot which resulted in a 17th place finish but would come out of that slump on Saturday with a solid top ten finish with a 6th place performance. Sunday started out well for the team but a late race incident would damper the entire weekend as Scotty crashed hard into the turn four wall.

Friday night at Wilmot set for night number one of the weekend for the STM team. Scotty drew a 4 pill which placed 4th out in qualifying. After a 13.887 lap time, that was quick enough for 9th overall out of the 31 cars in attendance. Scotty would then start 4th in the heat race event and he charged his way up to a second place performance in the ten lap event. That would luckily place him into the night’s redraw event which sets the first five rows of the A-main event. Thiel would go on to start 10th in the nights’ 30 lap main event. As the field took the green, Scotty worked the low groove and moved up several positons in the first few laps. He continued to work the bottom side of the track but began to have brake issues as the race went on. A few laps later, he lost the brakes coming into turn three and would spin out as he tried to get the car to slow down to make the corner. He would have to tag the rear of the field and that made things extremely difficult. The track conditions became slick and passing went away. Thiel would end up finishing 17th when the checkered flag flew.

The crew worked hard during the night and next morning to prepare for the second night at Wilmot Raceway. Scotty drew a 13 pill which placed him 7th out of 32 cars overall. Scotty put down a 15.037 lap time which was 4th quick overall! He would start sixth in the heat race event. The field took the green and Scotty charged up to the top side of the track. The track was very wide and slick which made Thiel fall back several positions but he quickly regained some momentum in the next few laps and worked his way up to a 4th place finish after 10 laps of green flag action. That would lock him into the night’s redraw event where he would go on to start the 36 Lap Roger Iles Memorial event in the 5th starting position. The field took the green and Scotty worked the bottom side of the track for the first few laps. He worked his way up to the third position before the half way point of the event and maintained his ground. Several late race cautions bunched the field back up and made for a battle with the top five positions. Scotty started to work the top groove and fell back a few spots after the last caution came out. He tried to make it work up top but had to change his line back to the bottom side as he fell back to the sixth position. After 36 laps of green flag action was completed, Scotty would end up crossing the finish line in sixth. “It was a respectable night for us tonight. We finally finished for one and finished decent. I lost some grip towards the end of the race and the car faded away but still held on.” Mentioned Scotty after the event.

The final night of the triple header weekend for the STM team occurred at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI for the CornFest event which was switched to a co-sanctioned event with the World of Outlaws and the IRA Series. 37 cars were on hand, Scotty went out 20th for qualifying. He would go on to put down a 12.195 lap time which was 13th quick overall. That placed him to start fourth in the ten lap heat race event. When the field took the green, Scotty tried to work the middle groove early on but lost a few spots. He moved up the track and began to charge his way back forward and would end up finishing the 10 lap heat race event in the fifth and final transfer position for the night’s 40 lap Main event. Scotty would go on to start the main event in the 17th position. On the start of the race, Thiel charged up in the inside of the track and moved up several position in turn one. That start was called back which did not work out well for Thiel on the next attempt. He didn’t gain as much ground as he did earlier and held on to his position. He worked the bottom side for a few laps and then moved up the track and built up his momentum. With the field just shy of half way, Scotty continued to work the high groove before disaster struck. Thiel entered turn four and jumped the cushion which sent the front end of the car straight into the outside wall. He hit the wall very hard and the car was then thrown out into the middle of the track right in front of the leaders. Thankfully, nobody clipped Scotty as he came to a stop in the middle of the track. Scotty got out of the car under his own power but was shaken up. That would end the night for the team as they observed a very torn up race car back at the trailer. “This was one of the hardest hits I’ve taken in my racing career. I just would like to thank all of the great safety manufactures for keeping me safe inside of that thing. I’m just disappointed for everyone involved in this operation. Our luck has been just horrible lately.” Scotty would later on mention.

The team will be rebuilding this coming week to prepare for the upcoming weekend which sends them south to LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, IL for the Bill Waite Memorial $5,000 to WIN event on Saturday! They will then follow up that event with another visit to Angell Park Speedway on Sunday.

Keep up to date on all of Scotty’s upcoming events on www.scottythiel.com and also on the Scott Thiel Motorsports social media pages, www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports.

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Vahlco Racing Wheels:

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URSS Rebels To Return Belleville and CMSP

After a week off the United Rebel Sprint Series returns to action this weekend as the URSS Myers Engines National Tour will tackle the Belleville Highbanks in Belleville KS for the second time this year and the Colorado URSS West Region will make their 5th appearance this year at Colorado Motor Sports Park in Byers CO.

For the second time in three weeks the National tour will return to the blazing fast Belleville Highbanks for the $1000 to win and $200 to start A main event. Wichita’s J.D. Johnson has taken two in a row as he notched his first win during the 2015 Belleville Nationals and then backed it up with another dominating performance during this years event. Four time Belleville winner Luke Cranston, Zach Blurton, Brian Herbert, Jed Werner, and a host of others will be on hand to end Johnson’s reign.

Saturday nights action starts at 7:30 and along with the Rebels will be Late Models and Cruisers.

Also on Saturday night at 7pm the URSS West Region will return to action in Colorado, as they make their 5th appearance at Colorado Motor Sports Park in Byers, CO.

Zach Blurton has taken two feature wins this year at Colorado’s newest 3/8 mile dirt track, with Zac Taylor and Justin Medlock splitting the other two. Golden Colorado’s Coby Pearce will look to get his first win this year at CMSP, as he claimed a feature in 2015. A lot of drivers will be seeking their first win at CMSP including youngster, Austin McClean, who is proving to be a source to be reckoned with, along veterans Patrick Bourke, Mark Walinder, Scott Cochran and many more.

The action starts at 7pm and is the second night of Ken Schrader weekend as the NASCAR star will vie to win for the $1000 to win Modifieds. Other classes include Sport Mods, Street Stocks and Dwarfs.

For all of your informational needs visit the United Rebel Sprint Series on Facebook or check out the Official URSS website at www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com for schedule updates, rules, race recaps, driver info and much more.

 

 

HEROES SIGN AUTOGRAPHS – FANS URGED TO WEAR VINTAGE RACE CLOTHING SATURDAY AT PERRIS!

(Perris, CA, August 24, 2016) As well as all of the current stars of the USAC/CRA Amsoil Sprint Car Series on hand at Perris Auto Speedway for the “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” this Saturday, August 27th, a bevy of heroes from the past will be meeting fans and signing free autographs. In addition to the USAC/CRA stars, The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprint Cars and the beautiful vintage cars of the Western Racing Association will also be on hand. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will be at 7:00.

The heroes of the past will be in the track sports bar before the races and possibly at intermission. Among the stars signing will be 1986 & 1987 CRA champion Brad Noffsinger who is flying in from North Carolina, 5-time CRA champion Jimmy Oskie, 1985 CRA champion Eddie Wirth, 1999 Oval Nationals & 2004 SCRA champion Super Rickie Gaunt, National Midget Hall of Famer Wally Pankratz, Mike Sweeney, John Redican, Stan Atherton and more.

 

 

Titles, Prestige, and Money on the Line at Millstream Speedway

Findlay, OH – It’s not the championship chase that we’ve become accustomed to. In recent years, Dale Blaney has practically “owned” the battle for the championship of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for winged sprint cars. By this late in the season, his overwhelming point total usually makes his next series crown a matter of WHEN, not IF.

In 2016, it’s not playing out that way. The point lead is a mere 14 points…and the lead belongs to local racing star, Alvada’s Chad Kemenah, not Blaney. The All Star series rolls into Millstream Speedway this Sunday night, August 28, with the series title very much in question. In fact, Wooster’s Sheldon Haudenschild, son of sprint car hall-of-famer Jac Haudenschild, is only 74 points out of the lead and is very much in the hunt. The results of Millstream’s $5,000 to win feature event will have a major impact in deciding this year’s championship.

Millstream Speedway also welcomes another must-see event this week, as the 2nd Annual Ron Jenkins Memorial for stock cars (and trucks!) rounds out the evening’s card. This event is named in honor of a local stock car racing legend who was a former track champion, and who has supported many drivers and teams over the years with sponsorship, parts, supplies, and encouragement. That same stock car community has come together in support to make this year’s event pay $1521.00 to win the 21 lap feature, with $100 just to start. This nearly unheard of payout, along with a variety of contingency prizes, promises to bring one of the largest and most talented field of stock cars ever assembled in the 64 year history of Millstream Speedway.

Spectator gates open this week at 3:00pm, with hot laps beginning at 6:30 pm. For more news and event details, please go to www.millstreamspeedway.net .

Millstream Motorsports Complex, home of Millstream Speedway, is located 3 miles west of Findlay. Take US-224 West to TR-136, turn right, just 2 blocks to the corner of TR-136 and TR-95. Please do not park in areas marked as “no parking,” as you could be towed at your expense. Tailgating with a grill is welcomed, but please no fires on the ground. Stakes may not be used to mark hillside spots, but spray paint is OK. No tape on the bleachers, please. Coolers up to 14" permitted. No glass, please. No beer carried in but can be purchased on-site.

 

 

Helms Records Top 10 at Lebanon Valley to Close Busy All Star Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - WEST LEBANON, N.Y. (Aug. 24, 2016) - Caleb Helms capped a busy weekend in the Northeast with a top-10 finish on Monday at Lebanon Valley Speedway.

It was his fifth top 10 of the season and a good conclusion to a four-race swing through Pennsylvania and New York with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

The weekend began last Thursday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., where Helms qualified 25th quickest before placing seventh in a heat race and fourth in the B Main to transfer into the back of the main event.

"We had an open red about halfway through the feature and made some changes based on my comments and we probably shouldn't have changed anything," he said. "The car wasn't sticking and having as much side bite as it did before. The tires might have went away, too."

Helms had been battling just outside the top 10 before the caution. He ended with a 16th-place result.

The team headed to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., the following night. Helms timed in 29th quickest and he ended eighth in a heat race, which relegated him to the B Main.

"I really think we were going to make it out of the B Main," he said. "We were about to pass Andrew Palker, who finished one spot out of making it, about halfway through and then the power steering line broke so I had to go to the pits with a DNF."

Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., hosted an event on Saturday night. Helms qualified sixth quickest and he scored a sixth-place result in a heat race, which was one spot shy of locking into the main event.

"We got into a transfer spot and was running fifth in the heat race," he said. "I was trying to run down the guy in front of me. I had a bad lap with one lap to go and let (Brent) Marks by me. That might have been a big difference in the night. In the B Main it helped us dial the setup in."

Helms finished second in the consolation race to garner a transfer into the back of the feature. Unfortunately, he was caught up in an early crash that damaged his race car.

"In the first couple of laps in the A Main we got caught up in a collision," he said. "I was between (Danny) Holtgraver and the wall. We went into the work area and got things straightened out a bit. We went back out and were running high, but got lapped pretty early on the bottom. Then we moved down and nobody passed me after that."

Helms was credited with a 23rd-place finish.

The weekend finale was delayed one day at Lebanon Valley Speedway because of wet weather. Once action resumed on Monday Helms timed in fifth quickest in qualifying and he finished fourth in a heat race to make the dash, where he ended seventh to start the main event on the inside of the fourth row.

"I think we were chasing gearing all night and got it good for the A Main," he said. "There wasn't much passing. We got up to fifth and ran there. Dale Blaney had a flat tire and we were up to fourth. We were up to speed racing with Chad Kemenah for third, but with about eight laps to go I started running out of fuel. I had a bunch of air in the lines so I lost a lot of ground the last few laps."

Helms dropped from fourth to the eighth-place result in the final laps.

He will return to All Star competition this Saturday at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Ind., and Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 18 - Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 4 (7); Feature: 16 (20).

Aug. 19 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 29; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 12 (9).

Aug. 20 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 23 (22).

Aug. 22 - Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (1); Dash: 7 (3); Feature: 8 (7).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 5 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Ind., and Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Helms Construction Inc.

Helms Construction Inc. is a general construction company based in Findlay, Ohio.

"Helms Construction Inc. is my father's business, which helps us get from race to race," Helms said. "The people who make Helms Construction Inc. successful are the ones who make this opportunity possible for us. My dad is the only reason I have had the opportunity to race and everything I've accomplished so far is directly related to him."

Helms would also like to thank Shelves.com, Helms and Sons Excavating, Schoenfeld Headers and Larson Trucking & Heavy Equipment Repair for their continued support.

 

 

Trenca Charges From 16th to Fifth During Earl Halaquist Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - AFTON, N.Y. (Aug. 24, 2016) - Joe Trenca charged to his third top-five finish of the season on Tuesday during the Mach 1 Chassis Earl Halaquist Memorial at I-88 Speedway.

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints event began with the Mucci Motorsports driver advancing from fifth to fourth place in a heat race.

"In the heat we were good, but got behind on the start," he said. "Guys got bunched together and we fell to seventh in turn two. We made it back to fifth and I slid a guy for fourth. I was catching third, but ran out of laps."

Trenca placed fourth to miss locking into the feature redraw by only one spot. That lined him up third in the dash.

"I'm glad we had the dash to experiment," he said. "We tried something with the setup and it was terrible."

Trenca finished fourth to lock into the 16th starting position for the main event.

"It was a bit of a wreck-fest early, but all the wrecks were in the back," he said. "We only gained two positions from crashes. The bottom started coming in down in turn four. I found it early and that's when I made a lot of passes. No one was running the top in turn one and the bottom in turn four. We had a clear path to run our line. At the checkered flag we were side by side with the guy for fourth."

Trenca maneuvered from 16th to a fifth-place result.

He is slated to take this weekend off before competing Sept. 2 at Brewerton Speedway in Brewerton, N.Y., and Sept. 3 at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 23 - I-88 Speedway in Afton, N.Y. - Heat race: 4 (5); Dash: 4 (3); Feature: 5 (16).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 2 at Brewerton Speedway in Brewerton, N.Y., and Sept. 3 at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Paladin Group

Paladin Attachments is one of the largest independent manufacturers of coupler systems and attachment tools while also specializing in custom capabilities for carriers from small compact tool carriers to large excavators, wheel loaders, tractors and truck chassis. For more information, visit http://www.PaladinAttachments.com.

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

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fast Axle, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., National Parts Peddler, Seals-It, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Wilwood Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Shute's Water Systems, Weld Wheels, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography 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.

 

 

Baughman Posts Two Podiums in Missouri With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (Aug. 24, 2016) - Josh Baughman recorded a pair of podium finishes last weekend in Missouri with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

That gives him six podiums in his last seven 360ci sprint car races.

"It's not very often that we get bummed about podiums, but I feel like we should have won a lot of races we've been on the podium," he said. "I feel like we should have more wins. We've been really good and on the podium just about every time we've been on the track the last month and a half. For some reason we can't get a win. On a positive note we used to just try to make the A Main and now we're racing as good as we are and for podiums."

Baughman was in contention to win both races last weekend, which began on Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo. Baughman advanced from third to second place in a heat race to make the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 1 to start on the pole.

"The race was won on the first start," he said. "Sam (Hafertepe Jr.) got me on the start and drove a good race and held us off. It was pretty one lane. A local guy was pretty fast and he got me at the end for second."

Baughman posted a third-place finish.

He then ventured to Missouri State Fair Speedway on Sunday for the High Roller Classic. Baughman maneuvered from seventh to fourth place in a heat race to qualify for the feature redraw. This time he pulled the No. 2 to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"It took me a while to get in rhythm," he said. "Sam got me on the start and (Brian) Brown got him. I think we fell to sixth or seventh by the midpoint of the race and had to work our way up there to finish where we did. I feel like if we had a little more time we might have had something for Brown."

Baughman used a late charge to rally for a runner-up result.

He will take this weekend off before racing Sept. 2-4 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the AGCO Jackson Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and the National Sprint League.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 20 - St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 3 (1).

Aug. 21 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 2 (2).

SEASON STATS -

50 races, 2 wins, 13 top fives, 20 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 2-4 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the AGCO Jackson Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and the National Sprint League

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 - Beard Equipment

Beard Equipment was founded in 2006 in Midland, Texas, on the belief that a need existed for a supplier of quality equipment with knowledgeable sales people and customer service. Beard Equipment originally serviced Texas exclusively, but expanded its reach in 2007 to surrounding states and nationwide in early 2011. For more information, visit http://www.BeardEquipCo.com.

"Beard Equipment has helped us to get where we're at," Baughman said. "We look forward to getting them in the Winner's Circle several times this season."

Baughman would also like to thank EE Systems, Fischer Body Shop, Hollywood Blasting & Coating, CCC Greg and Tammy, Compression Generation Services, B&H Industrial Supplies, Octane Ink, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, Ti22 Performance, Car & Fleet and Moss Racing Engines for their support.

 

 

Michael Looks Forward to Brownstown and Millstream After Tough Four-Race Stretch

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (August 24, 2016) - After what turned out to be a discouraging weekend on the road with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, first experiencing motor trouble that nearly sidelined the Advanced Cast Stone/MJ Webb Enterprises/Roy Hardin Masonry/Wood Air Conditioning/Pro Tech Service Company/No. 8M entry, followed by two “DNF” finishes as the result of motor trouble and a wrecked race car, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael is out for redemption.

The 2016 Arctic Cat All Star rookie contender visited three Central Pennsylvania facilities, Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, and Lincoln Speedway, as well as one New York venue, Lebanon Valley Speedway, during the recent four-race stretch on August 18-21, recording a weekend high 12th place finish at Grandview Speedway and a 20th place finish at Lincoln Speedway. His top-12 performance in Bechtelsville was the result of a charge from row nine.

Michael’s Williams Grove Speedway and Lebanon Valley Speedway visits each ended before feature competition, losing a motor at “The Grove” before making contact with another competitor during heat race action at “The Valley of Speed.” All four facilities on the weekend schedule were new to MIchael’s traveling repertoire.

“Just not our weekend, but you’ll have that,” explained Michael, who has visited 20 new facilities during his Arctic Cat All Star travels in 2016. “It’s easy for us to want to get frustrated at times and second guess things, but we just take a step back and reevaluate. We are still new at traveling and most of these race tracks I’ve never even seen before. The motor issue almost cut our weekend short, but luckily Pete Grove stepped forward and allowed us to use one of his motors. We have a few days to get ourselves back in shape before we leave for Brownstown. We’ll be ready.”

The Plano, Texas, native who now resides in Fremont, Ohio, will use the upcoming Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana, and Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, as a new starting point; kick starting a new string of positive momentum and solid finishes. Brownstown Speedway will host Arctic Cat All Star competition on Saturday, August 27, followed by the Millstream Speedway on Sunday, August 28.

In addition to a pair of Arctic Cat All Star starts, the “Texas Traveler” will pilot the George Hawkins-owned No. 89 this Friday night at Attica Raceway Park.

“I can’t thank George Hawkins and everyone enough for this opportunity,” Michael explained. “We’ve been racing a lot lately, but George stepped forward and offered me an opportunity to drive his race car during the 410 portion at Attica on Friday. I’m excited to see what we can do.”

T.J. Michael will enter the upcoming weekend with six top-ten feature finishes with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2016, qualifying for 30 main events. The recent high school graduate is currently seventh in the Arctic Cat All Star standings.

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

Recent 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.

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio)

2016 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, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Race Cars, MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Midget Round Up Draws Closer for Airport Raceway and TBJ Promotions

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Aug. 24, 2016) - The Midget Round Up is only a week and a half away.

The two-day event on Sept. 2-3 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan., features the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series and the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association and will be run under the TBJ Promotions banner.

"This will be the first time since 1999 that the track will host a midget race so it will certainly be a neat sight to see," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "I grew up racing at the track and won track championships there so it's definitely a special place to me. I'm fortunate that I will be able to head back and promote an event like the Midget Round Up."

There will not be a practice night as previously reported. Night 1 of the Midget Round Up kicks off on Sept. 2 with the front gates opening at 5 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m. The finale will also start at 7:30 p.m. Colorado lightning sprints and non-wing micro sprints are also on the card both nights.

Adult tickets are $15 for Sept. 2 and $20 for Sept. 3. A two-day general admission pass is available for only $30 at http://www.TBJPromotions.com or at the ticket booth on the first day of the event. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5 per night with ages 5 and younger free. Pit passes are $30 each night.

"I want to thank the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau," Bruce Jr. said. "They've really stepped up to help create a marquee event for the community with the help of some great sponsors."

Additional marketing partners include: Burtis Motor Company, Mid-America Millwright, The Tunnel Car Wash, Johnson Septic Tank Services and Jax Sports Grille.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

TBJ Promotions, which is in its eighth year, showcases marquee events such as the Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 Presented by MyRacePass at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., and the McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., each year. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

Midweek FAST Action Update: FAST Competitors Prep for Michigan Invasion, Reed, Roepke, Foos All Victorious During Recent FAST Weekend

FAST Series Press:

FREMONT, Ohio (August 24, 2016) - Since wrapping up a full weekend of FAST Series competition in Ohio and Pennsylvania, complete with a first ever Mercer Raceway Park appearance on the western edge of the Keystone State, the Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service and the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro will now set their focus toward competition in the state of Michigan, ready to invade the Butler “Battlegrounds” Speedway near Quincy for a first ever appearance on Saturday, August 27.

The FAST 410 Series portion of the Michigan invasion will award $3,000 to the main event winner. The FAST 305 Series portion will award $1,000, with all non-transfer cars in both divisions receiving $100.

“We are excited to travel north and show Michigan fans what we have in northwestern Ohio,” Rich Farmer explained, FAST Series promoter. “We’ve been planning these travel dates for a long time. I think the teams enjoy traveling and racing outside of the normal Attica/Fremont circle. We lost our Atomic “Civil War” race last weekend to rain, but we’ll make up for it this Saturday when we head to Butler. I can’t thank Butler officials enough for working with us to make this happen. I hope to extend the relationship and expand a little further in 2017.”

The Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service will enter the Michigan road trip with a recent start at Attica Raceway Park on Friday night, August 19. Byron Reed, the defending series champion and current FAST 410 Series point leader, was the victor, holding back Broc Martin and Travis Philo at the finish. For Reed, the FAST victory was his fifth of the season and his second consecutive at Attica Raceway Park.

FAST 410 Series action scheduled at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio, for Saturday, August 20, was canceled due to wet weather. The “Civil War” challenge event will not be rescheduled.

Stars and cars of the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro spent a full weekend on the road with competition at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, August 19, followed by a first ever visit to the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, August 20. Two different winners were crowned during the weekend doubleheader, each being first time FAST winners in 2016.

Matt Foos earned his first FAST 305 Series victory of the 2016 season on Friday night at the Attica highbanks, leading Nate Dussel and Dan McCarron to the final checkers. Foos also earned a victory during his respective heat race, setting up a clean sweep on the evening.

Ohio veteran Alvin Roepke took home top honors during action at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, on Saturday evening, bringing home $1,000 for his efforts, as well as bragging rights as the first FAST winner in Pennsylvania. In competitive fashion, FAST regulars swept the podium with Roepke leading Dan McCarron and current FAST 305 Series point leader Paul Weaver to the flagstand.

“I want to thank all of the FAST teams that made the tow to Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday,” Farmer stated. “We had a great showing with a podium sweep. That says a lot about our series and our level of competitiveness. I want to thank Mercer Raceway Park for their cooperation. Hopefully we can do the same thing next year and have their regulars meet us in Fremont.”

Once competition at Butler Speedway is complete on Saturday, August 27, a total of three FAST Series events will remain on the 2016 schedule; two during FAST 410 Series competition and one during FAST 305 Series competition. FAST 410 competitors will visit Attica Raceway Park on September 2 for a $5,000 possibility, followed by the 2016 Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service finale on September 16 at Fremont Speedway. The JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro finale will also be on September 16.

2016 Winners:

Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service: Round 1 April 8th - Attica Raceway Park: RAIN Round 2 April 16th- Fremont Speedway: Carson Macedo Round 3 April 22nd - Attica Raceway Park: RAIN Round 4 April 23rd - Fremont Speedway: Byron Reed Round 5 April 29th - Attica Raceway Park: RAIN Round 6 April 30th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN Round 7 May 13th - Attica Raceway Park: Chris Andrews Round 8 May 14th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN Round 9 May 28th - Fremont Speedway: Byron Reed Round 10 June 10th - Attica Raceway Park: Byron Reed Round 11 June 11th - Fremont Speedway: Craig Mintz Round 12 July 22nd - Attica Raceway Park: Craig Mintz Round 13 July 23rd - Fremont Speedway: Canceled / Heat Round 14 July 29th - Attica Raceway Park: Byron Reed Round 15 July 30th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN Round 16 August 19th - Attica Raceway Park: Byron Reed Round 17 August 20th - Atomic Speedway: RAIN Round 18 August 27th - Butler Speedway Round 19 September 2nd - Attica Raceway Park Round 20 September 16th - Fremont Speedway

JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro: Round 1 April 22nd - Attica Raceway Park: RAIN Round 2 April 23rd - Fremont Speedway: John Ivy Round 3 May 13th - Attica Raceway Park: Bobby Clark Round 4 May 14th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN Round 5 May 29th - Fremont Speedway: Paul Weaver Round 6 June 10th - Attica Raceway Park: Bobby Clark Round 7 July 3rd - Waynesfield Raceway Park: Paul Weaver Round 8 July 15th - Limaland Motorsports Park: Paul Weaver Round 9 July 29th - Attica Raceway Park: Jamie Miller Round 10 July 30th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN Round 11 August 19th - Attica Raceway Park: Matt Foos Round 12 August 20th - Mercer Raceway Park: Alvin Roepke Round 13 August 27th - Butler Speedway Round 14 September 16th - Fremont Speedway

FAST Series Information:

FAST Series membership forms are now available online at www.fastondirt.com. Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2016 Kistler Racing Products FAST Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2016 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 2016 FAST Series point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, K S Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, 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 , All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels

 

 

“Badger Midget doubleheader Saturday-Sunday” “Series returns to LaSalle first time since 1997"

LaSalle, IL July 13---The Mid-State Equipment /Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series, for the first-time in nineteen years returns to the LaSalle Speedway on Saturday Night August 27. The “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial” will be headlined by the co-sanctioned IRA Bumper to Bumper Outlaw & MOWA Neal Tire & Auto Center Sprint Car Series event. Also competing will be the 1200 mini sprints event co-sanctioned by Wisconsin/Illinois & Central Illinois Mini Sprint Series, and UMP Street Stocks. Badger last appeared at the 1/3-mile clay oval on June 6, 1997, when Kevin Olson claimed the feature victory. The following evening Sunday Aug. 28 IRA, MOWA, and Badger Midget travel north to Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie, WI). Also on the racing schedule at the track will be the Speedway Motors POWRi North Outlaw Micro/ Badger 600 Micro Series presented by My Race Pass co-sanctioned event, and the Wisconsin Dirt Racing Legends.

 

 

Northwest Missouri State Fair

It's time for racing at the 100th Northwest Missouri State Fair, September 4th & 5th.

On Sunday night the pits will be packed with Show-Me Vintage, Emod, Pure Stock, Limited Modified & WAR Sprints. Monday night will see the Emods, Stock Cars & Modified.

The Show-Me Vintage cars will return for their 4th straight year at the fair races. The Vintage cars take the fans back to the days when Bethany had races on a weekly basis on the half mile track, which is now, only a memory.

The Emods will make the first appearance of two during the weekend with the winner taking home $400. Monday night the Emods will pay $500 to win. Both nights the heats & features will include incentives. Heat winners will receive $10 each. Hard chargers $25. And every lap led will pay $10. If a driver could win both Sunday & Monday, lead every lap AND win their heats both nights they could head home with around $1200. Last years feature on Monday night was dominated by two drivers that were 13 & 14 years old.

The Pure Stock made their return to a class of their own just 2 years ago. The car count has slowly gone up each year. And now $250 to the feature winner, numbers could continue to go up. The Pure Stock will see the same bonus money as the Emod class. Heat winners $10. Hard charger in the feature $25. And each lap paying $10. Pure Stock simply put means no crate motors.

The Limited Modified class has had big car counts the last two years. Both USRA & IMCA Sportmod cars are legal & provides some very competitive racing. $1000 pay out to the winner Sunday night surely doesn't hurt. Bonus money includes, $30 to all heat winners, $100 to the hard charger in the feature & $20 to the leader of each lap. The Limited Modified class definitely provides the fans with plenty of excitement.

The War series sprints make there first ever trip to the Northwest Missouri State Fair in 2016. $1000 on the line to win the feature. The non-wing sprints have been putting on great shows this year. And intend to provide even more excitement for the Fair.

On Monday night, along with the Emods, will be the Stock Cars. The Stock Car count has been very respectable the last two years with several different names making appearances. And this year could be the same. The Stock Car class is the true competitive class every year. With bragging rights for drivers & area tracks as the fastest, most competitive tracks in the Midwest. $700 to the winner with $20 to every heat winner, $50 to the hard charger in the feature & $15 to the leader of each lap.

And finally, on Monday night. The final race of the 2016 edition of the 100th yr, Northwest Missouri State Fair will be the High Flyin' Modified. Drivers come from Iowa, Missouri, Kansas & Nebraska. $1500 to win. $50 heat wins. $150 hard charger award. And $25 per lap lead. The modified class always gives the fans something to remember until next year.

This year, there's a little something extra for the fans. Up to $400 will be handed out to lucky fans. But you gotta be there to see how you could win.

Thousands of dollars put up for grabs at the Northwest Missouri State Fair. Why miss all the excitement with racing on Sunday & Monday night on Labor Day weekend at the 2016 Northwest Missouri State Fair.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Making Strides with the Maxim!

(Bill W) August 24, 2016 – Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing team registered three top four finishes last weekend in their new Maxim chassis. That followed a Knoxville Nationals where Wayne fell just three spots short of the A main on Saturday night. Last Friday, he finished fourth with the Sprint Invaders at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa before moving to Lucas Oil ASCS National action in Missouri in Farmington and Sedalia, where he finished fourth and third respectively. The team will take this weekend off before tackling the Jackson Nationals in Minnesota over Labor Day weekend.

Wayne drew a tough heat outside row four on Friday, with Danny Lasoski beside him and Jon Agan and Josh Schneiderman up front. He would surge to third. “Things were working better in the heat right away,” he says. “We could really tell a difference with our new Maxim. The feature was pretty conducive to running the top, but we were able to make the bottom of three and four work. The problem was, that’s where all the traffic was at was on the bottom.”

Starting seventh, he would checker fourth. At St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington Saturday, he won his heat after starting third. “It was really slick,” says Wayne. “They spent an hour working on the track before the feature. It helped it, but it still ended up pretty slick. We were pretty good there. I’d never been there, and that’s a unique racetrack.”

Starting eighth, he worked his way up to fourth. “With the Eagles, we had to set them up free,” says Wayne. “They were right rear tight. I’m not making the greatest adjustments yet, but I’m getting there. I’m scared of going too far. So we were still a little free…but to come out of there running fourth, we were happy with that, especially starting eighth.”

The Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia saw Wayne go from row four to second in his heat, and registering the high point total of the night. “I was able to get by (Brad) Loyet there, and he won our last race at Sedalia,” he says. “So we knew we had a pretty good car.”

After starting fifth, at one point, he was making a move on Sam Hafertepe for second. “I was just a little too nice on the restart,” says Wayne. “I slid Sam, but I gave him a little too much room. I had him cleared, but I haven’t thrown a slide job all year that’s worked until that one. So I wanted to make sure I gave him room. It was a learning experience for me.”

Still, he would come home third, registering his first podium finish since he scored second place finishes in back to back events at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington. He’s hoping for more of the same and a win at Jackson next week.

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Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

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

Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne finished second in the 2008 Lake Ozark Speedway Nationals. He chased Gary Wright for much of the event in a good race to the finish. Jack Dover was third, ahead of Dustin Barks and Kent Buckley. 43 cars competed.

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"Wednesday's with Wayne"

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

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

 

 

Seventh Heaven: Donny Schatz looks to add to win total at River Cities Speedway

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — August 24, 2016 — Donny Schatz has a very impressive resume at River Cities Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The North Dakota native has won seven times in 18 starts and has finished in the top-10 in all 18 of those races, with 16 top-five finishes. That equates to an average finish of 2.6 for Schatz with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the high-banked bullring, with a pair of seventh-place runs, his only showings outside of the top-five.

Schatz looks to add to those remarkable stats this week as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series makes their second and final stop of the season at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., on Friday, August 26 for the Second Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour.

“It’s always a fun place to race at, whether you win there or not,” said Schatz. “We’ve had a lot of success there over the years. We get to see a lot of our hometown crowd there and the atmosphere is just unreal. I get to sleep in my bed as well when we race there, so that makes it special as well.”

Traditionally, on the night the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races at River Cities Speedway, Schatz also competes in the companion, NLRA Late Model race. Schatz doubled up on August 16, 2013, leading all 40 laps of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series main event and also picking up the NLRA win, with a last-lap pass. He was also victorious in an NLRA race at River Cities Speedway in 2014. Last Friday, Schatz won with the NLRA at the high-banked bullring, on what was an off-night for the Outlaws.

“Nothing is transferable between the two cars,” he explained. “To be honest, it actually wears you pretty thin and keeps you from fully focusing on either. We only do it a couple of times a season, and it’s a challenge for sure.”

With the tight confines at River Cities Speedway, the lead pack is usually in lapped traffic just a handful of laps into a green-flag run. Throughout his career, Schatz has been known for his prowess in lapped traffic and has won numerous races using his deftness in negotiating his way through traffic.

“You have to have a car that maneuvers anytime,” Schatz noted. “It’s really hard to pass in open race track anymore. Everybody’s equipment is so good and everyone’s motors are top-notch. You have to have traffic to get yourself in good positions and get around guys that are equal to you or the same speed as you. It’s a fun place to have that happen and you do get to traffic quick. Hopefully we have the same scenario when we get there this time.”

The 2016 season marks the 20th consecutive year that Schatz has been on the road full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Over that span, he has racked up seven championships and 222 A-Feature wins with the series. Schatz sits third on the series all-time win list, behind only Hall of Famers Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell. Over the last 10 years, Schatz has finished first or second in points each and every year. He won a career-high 31 races last season.

“I’ve been around it for 20 years and I love what I do,” said Schatz. “You keep your nose to the ground and keep doing what you love to do and here we are 20 years later. It’s been a fun 20 years and has gone by in the blink of an eye. I try to think back and have probably forgot about more fun things than people ever get to do, and that’s because of racing. I’ve always enjoyed racing and it’s what we do — traveling and racing with these guys. Hopefully I can be around for another 20 years, but that might be pushing it.”

Schatz enters the Second Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour, leading the series this season with 18 A-Feature wins through August 21, including two straight. He tops the leaderboard in that category, as well as having 58 top-10 finishes, of which 45 are top-five performances. Schatz holds a 250-point lead in the standings as he chases his eighth championship.

Tickets for the Second Leg of the 2016 Northern Tour for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events at River Cities Speedway on Friday, August 26 can be purchased in advance online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com, as well at the River Cities Speedway track office and ticket outlets around the Grand Forks area and at the track on race day.

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Gold Cup Goes Wild

by: Troy Hennig

CHICO, CA – (August 24, 2016)… The upcoming 63rd Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico just got a little “wilder.” For the first time in four years, fan favorite Jac Haudenschild of Wooster, OH will compete at the Gold Cup Race of Champions starting with the Civil War Series on Wednesday night September 7 and the World of Outlaws on September 9 and 10. Haudenschild will drive the potent Silva Motorsports, Finely Farms, Abreu Vineyard, Lucas Oil, Probilt Construction and Howard Johnson of Lima, OH #57.

Affectionately called “The Wild Child” because of his willingness to drive a sprint car centimeters away from the point of no return, Haudenschild is a three-time champion of the Gold Cup. His three wins, 1998, 1999 and 2008, place him as the second greatest driver to ever wheel a sprint car at the Gold Cup, trailing only Steve Kinser. Overall Haudenschild has seven career wins at Silver Dollar Speedway. The 58 year-old has amassed more than 300 career feature wins throughout his Hall of Fame career.

Joining “The Wild Child” on Friday and Saturday night is a field littered with former Gold Cup winners. Fargo, ND driver Donny Schatz is the defending champion of the Gold Cup and current World of Outlaw point leader. Schatz was also the 2004 Gold Cup Champion. Brownsville, IN driver Joey Saldana is a two-time Gold Cup winner. His wins in 2007 and 2009 solidify his place in Gold Cup history. Owasso, OK driver Daryn Pittman won the event in 2006.

This year’s race will also feature traveling super star drivers looking for their first Gold Cup win. Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel and Grass Valley’s Brad Sweet are currently sitting second and third in World of Outlaw point standings. Each driver has won seven main events so far in 2016 and only three points separate them in the standings. Bixby, OK driver Shane Stewart pilots the Larson/Marks #2 and has been close on several occasions to winning on the Saturday night finale. Jason Johnson of Eunice, LA is fresh off his Knoxville Nationals win and looks to ride that momentum in Chico. Nashville, TN resident and California native Paul McMahan has struggled this season on the road with the Outlaws. However, McMahan has plenty of experience at Chico. He has 15 career wins at Silver Dollar Speedway and a Gold Cup victory would turn his season around.

Wednesday night, September 7th, the Civil War 360 Winged Sprint Car Series and Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series continue their charge towards crowning a yearlong champion. Reserved seating is $25.00 and general admission is as low as $10.00 a ticket. Thursday night, September 8th, the Amsoil USAC/CRA non wing sprint cars and BCRA/USAC Midget Series will highlight traditional open wheel racing. Reserved seating is $30.00. General admission ticket is just $15.00. On both nights, kids 11 and under are admitted free with paying adult in the general admission seating area.

Friday and Saturday night the greatest show on dirt, the World of Outlaws is set for two great nights of racing. Led by Fargo, ND driver Donny Schatz, Grass Valley’s Brad Sweet and Oklahoma’s Daryn Pittman, the travelling Outlaws are the epitome of 410 winged sprint car racing. Friday night reserved ticket is $45.00 while general admission is $30.00. The Saturday night finale is $55.00 for a reserved ticket and $40.00 for general admission. On each of these nights, kids 11 and under is just $15.00.

Seating charts, Gold Cup activities and general information can be found on line at www.goldcup.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

OCRS Sprint Cars at Outlaw Motor Speedway on Friday!

Lonnie Wheatley, MUSKOGEE, Okla. (August 24, 2016) – The Outlaw Motor Speedway near Muskogee, OK, will get one more serious dose of Sprint Car racing in 2016 as the Oil Capital Racing Series returns to the 3/8-mile clay oval for Friday night’s Second Annual Harold Leep Classic.

Along with the OCRS Sprint Car ranks, the track’s regular divisions of Grand Nationals, IMCA Stock Cars and Pure Stocks will be in action as well. While lap money has been added to the Sprint Car portion of the night, each of the other divisions is racing for added money as well.

Friday’s racing action will get under way at 7:30 p.m.

This week’s Harold Leep Classic marks the second visit of the year for the OCRS Sprint Cars after Alex Sewell outdueled Sean McClelland to take victory honors on April 15.

Named for one of the greatest to ever strap into an open wheel race car, the Harold Leep Classic offers up an extra $2,500 in lap money to be doled out to the top three on each lap throughout Friday night’s feature race.

Current series point leader Whit Gastineau enters Friday’s card as the defending race winner after topping last year’s inaugural edition of the Harold Leep Classic.

Gastineau enters Friday’s action with a slim nine-point lead over Robert Sellers with Zach Chappell, Sheldon Barksdale and Cameron Hagin also among the top five in OCRS points.

The Stock Car classes will be racing for added money as well with $600 to win for the IMCA Stock Cars, $500 for the Grand Nationals and $400 for the Pure Stocks.

Kevin Flock and Mike Wiseman enter the night tied for the track’s IMCA Stock Car points lead with Heath Weston just three points ahead of Dan Leatherman in Grand National points and Jeff Rainbolt 20 points ahead of Susan Lindell in Pure Stock points.

Tickets to Friday’s OCRS Sprint Car Harold Leep Classic are just $15 for adults with Seniors and Military admitted for $8 and children 6-12 years of age just $5. Children five and under are admitted for free.

The complete Outlaw Motor Speedway 2016 schedule is available at http://outlawmotorspeedway.net/schedule/.

Outlaw Motor Speedway is located southwest of Muskogee, OK, on U.S. 69 to the Wainwright exit, then 0.1 miles west. It is approximately 12 miles north of the I-40 and U.S. 69 interchange.

For more information, contact the track at 918-625-6200 or check online at http://outlawmotorspeedway.net/.

 

 

$4,000 in Bonus Lap Money Added to Budweiser International Classic 200

OSWEGO, NY (August 24, 2016) – The leading runners in the second half of this year’s 60th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds on Sunday, September 4 at Oswego Speedway will have the opportunity to line their pockets with some $4,000 in bonus prize money.

The drivers in first and second position of this year’s International Classic at laps 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, and 195 will split $400 in lap money with $300 going to the race leader and $100 going to the runner-up.

The laps are presented by the Tammy Ten Media Group and in memory of Cindy Nicotra, Doug Merrill, and Barbara Handley-Place.

Some 32 cars and drivers are officially entered for next Sunday’s Budweiser International Classic 200, with a half dozen more expected come race weekend.

Three-day tickets for Budweiser Classic Weekend are available for as low as $90 including Friday night’s CNY Chevy Dealers Qualifying Night, Bud Light ‘Super Saturday’ featuring the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the ISMA Supermodifieds, as well as Budweiser ‘Classic Sunday’ with the 25th Bud Light SBS Classic and the 60th Budweiser International Classic 200.

Camping officially opens for Budweiser Classic Weekend on Sunday, August 28 at 7 a.m. Camping permits are $50.

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

To purchase tickets for this year’s Budweiser International Classic Weekend running from September 2-4 call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

 

 

No Margin Of Error J&J Auto Racing Teams Score Perfect 10

McKenzie, Tenn. (Aug. 23, 2016) – With the close of the summer season rapidly approaching, J&J Auto Racing teams continue to produce perfection. The McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer’s brand found the winner’s circle 10 times behind the guidance of nine different drivers in the United States and Canada last week.

Donny Schatz doubled up in World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series action at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on Aug. 16 and in the series maiden appearance at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., on Aug. 21, to lead the charge. Wade Nygaard grabbed a win at River Cities Raceway in Grand Forks, ND, on Aug. 19 against the Northern Outlaw Sprint Association to sum up J&J Auto Racing’s 410ci winged sprint car action.

Jared Zimbardi drove to his eighth Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) series victory of 2016 and clinched the Canadian PST Championship title on Aug. 20 at Brockville Speedway in Ontario, Canada. Morgan Turpen became the first female to win the Senoia Summer Nationals event Senoia (Ga.) Raceway on Aug. 20 over the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) field to put herself in the record books. Turpen was followed to the line by Lance Moss in third, Terry Gray in fourth, Curt Terrell in fifth and Nick Snyder in sixth.

Sam Hafertepe, Jr., won against the ASCS National Series (ASCS) on Aug. 20 at St. Francis Speedway in Farmington, MO. Doug Zimmerman won on Aug. 13 at Butler Motor Speedway over the Sprints on Dirt (SOD) Series and Josh Weller claimed the checkered flag over the United Racing Club (URC) Sprint Series at Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway on Aug. 16 to put the cap on a solid 360ci winged sprint effort.

Ryan Lynn claimed an IMCA Racesaver 305ci Series (IMCA) victory at Clinton County Motor Speedway in Mall Hill, Pa., on Aug. 5. Darren Miller posted a victory in the PASS 305ci Sprint Division (PASS) at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Aug. 19 to make it a Keystone State duo for J&J Auto Racing.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team wins and finishes for August 5 - 21, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

8/5 Ryan Lynn Clinton Cty. Motor Speedway/PA IMCA

8/13 Doug Zimmerman Butler Motor Speedway/MI SOD

8/16 Josh Weller Bridgeport Speedway/NJ URC

8/16 Donny Schatz Junction Motor Speedway/NE WoO

8/19 Darren Miller Williams Grove Speedway/PA PASS

8/19 Wade Nygaard River Cities Speedway/ND NOSA

8/20 Jared Zimbardi Brockville Speedway/ONT. PST

8/20 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. St. Francis Speedway/MO ASCS

8/20 Morgan Turpen Senoia Raceway/GA USCS

8/21 Donny Schatz Angell Park Speedway/WI WoO

ABOUT J&J AUTO RACING – McKENZIE, TN

For more than 40 years, J&J Auto Racing has been a leader in racecar chassis manufacturing. With intricate attention to detail and a willingness to provide chassis to the consumer’s specifications, J&J has taken its place as a leader in Sprint car racing innovation and safety. Founded and headed by Jack and Bonnie Elam, J&J Auto Racing is based in McKenzie, Tenn. For more information regarding J&J Auto Racing, please visit www.jandjautoracing.com or follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JJ-Auto-Racing-199865997589/.

 

 

EXTRA MONEY INCLUDING $2,000.00 SPRINT CAR TROPHY DASH AT PERRIS SATURDAY!

(Perris, CA, August 23, 2016) When the USAC/CRA Amsoil Sprint Cars return to Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, August 27th, for the annual “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night,” they will have a lot of extra reasons to run hard all evening long. As this piece went to press, they had exactly $6,200.00 in extra reasons to run hard for. Joining USAC/CRA on the all open wheel program will be the PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprints. The beautiful vintage cars of the Western Racing Association will also be on hand. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will be at 7:00.

Visalia’s Richard Vander Weerd, who was born in Upland and who grew up in Chino, is the current points leader in the USAC/CRA Amsoil Sprint Car Series. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

The extra money will start flying in qualifying. Every year since the passing of Billy Wilkerson, his wife Anne has put up $500.00 to honor the two-time CRA champion and National Sprint Car Hall of Famer. The award is called the “Billy Wilkerson Fast Time Award,” and it will go to the fastest qualifier on Saturday night. In addition, the fast qualifier will also get another $100.00 from the Woodland Auto Display in Paso Robles, California netting the quick timer $600.00.

The “Junior Kurtz Trophy Dash” will honor the longtime Silver Crown car owner and hardcore race supporter who passed away in March of this year. It will carry a purse of $2,000.00 and will be run speedway motorcycle style. The four fastest qualifiers who accept the challenge to compete in the dash will contest four separate, three-lap races. Each driver will start off each starting position one-time. The winner of each segment will collect three-points, second-place will get two, third spot will pick up a single point and last will get zero. At the end of the fourth segment, the points will be added up and the driver with the highest total will collect the lion’s share of the $2,000.00. In case of a tie for first, there will be a special runoff between the tied drivers.

Moving onto the main event, longtime PAS infield announcer Chris Holt has thus far collected $3,700.00 in lap money. The leader of each lap will collect a minimum of $100.00. If there is more than $100.00 donated on certain laps, the leader will pocket that as well. In addition, there will be a “Hard Luck Award” and Professional Racers Emporium will be donating fuel certificates to four selected teams.

The PAS Senior Sprint Car class will also have something extra to race for on Saturday. Normally a trophy only class for drivers 45-years-of-age and older, 16-year old sprint car videographer Sean Conrad has raised a $700.00 payout for them on Saturday.

“All of the extra money is on top of the regular purse,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “It is going to make it even more exciting all night as these guys are going to drive hard from their first lap of qualifying until the final lap of the main event trying to get a piece of the extra money. Thank you for everyone who donated and thank you to Chris Holt and Sean Conrad for the hard work. The drivers and the fans really appreciate it.”

The racing in the USAC/CRA Series has been fabulous thus far in 2016. Saturday will be the ninth race of the year. The first eight races have produced eight different winners! Not among those eight winners are the two winningest drivers in series history, Damion Gardner of Concord and Mike Spencer of Temecula. If that is not enough, the points battle is as tight as it has ever been this time of the year. Visalia’s Richard Vander Weerd, who was born in Upland and who grew up in Chino, holds a slender six-point lead over Anaheim’s Jake Swanson and a seven-point advantage over Gardner. First through sixth is only separated by 62-points.

Adult tickets are $25.00. Seniors 65 and older get in for $20.00. Active military members with proper id, teens 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12 get in for just $5.00. Children 5 and under are admitted free. The event will not sell out and there will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday.

For patrons who wish to purchase tickets in advance, they can do so 24-hours a day by clicking on the following link http://bit.ly/2bzRg2x or by calling 1-800-595-4849.

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

Amsoil USAC/CRA Points

1. Richard Vander Weerd – Visalia, CA - 526

2. Jake Swanson – Anaheim, CA – 520

3. Damion Gardner - Concord, CA – 519

4. Brody Roa – Garden Grove, CA – 492

5. Mike Spencer - Temecula, CA – 489

6. Austin Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 464

7. Cody Williams - Corona, CA – 342

7. Logan Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 336

9. Max Adams – Loomis, CA - 328

10. Cody Williams - Corona, CA – 319

PAS Senior Sprints

1. Eddie Tafoya – Chino Hills, CA – 342

2. Richard McCormick – Canyon Country, CA – 331

3. Dwayne Marcum – Riverside, CA – 294

4. Rick Hendrix – Palmdale, CA – 272

5. Steve Brown – Corona, CA - 233

PAS Young Gun Sprints

1. Courtney Crone – Corona, CA – 368

2. Hannah Mayhew – Acton, CA – 289

3. Daniel Anderson - Venice, CA - 278

4. Matt McCarthy – Riverside, CA – 222

5. Timmy Fitch – Lake Elsinore – 213

 

 

Marks Earns Pair of Top-Fives Against Arctic Cat All Stars in Central PA, Tripleheader On Deck!

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, PA (August 23, 2016) - Brent Marks took full advantage of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions swing through Central Pennsylvania on August 18-20 by joining the regional series during all three of their scheduled stops.

The Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native followed the Arctic Cat All Stars to Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, and Lincoln Speedway, earning two top-ten finishes over the course of the weekend, highlighted with an eighth place charge from 15th at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, August 19. A ninth place finish at Grandview Speedway and a 13th place performance at Lincoln Speedway completed Marks’ weekend outcome. Including his Grandview and Williams Grove Speedway results, Marks now has a total of eight Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions top-ten finishes, all of which during ten main event starts.

“Anytime you get an opportunity to race that much close to home, you have to jump on it,” Brent Marks said. “Overall, it wasn’t our best weekend. We struggled in some areas and really couldn’t get comfortable. We’re definitely proud of what we’ve accomplished, but there is still room for improvement. We’ll take a step back and figure out what we missed and apply that this weekend.”

Brent Marks and the Brent Marks Racing, M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, No. 19M operation will continue their 2016 campaign with three more scheduled events this Friday through Sunday, August 26-28. The “Myerstown Missile” will visit Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, and Path Valley Speedway Park during his upcoming Central Pennsylvania tripleheader, attempting to score another main event victory to bring his win total even with 2015.

“We’ve been so close on so many occasions this year. It gets frustrating at times, but we keep digging,” Brent Marks explained. “We have the potential to score one or two more wins this weekend. We have the work ethic and the mentality to make that happen. The three races this weekend are at tracks we are familiar with. That will give us a chance to check our notes and see what we need to do to get up front. I can’t thank my team enough for their help and support. The list of people who support this team is long, but distinguished. I’ll do whatever I can to get this ‘19M’ up front.”

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 networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

Recent Highlights: Earned second victory of 2016 on Sunday evening, July 10, at Trail-Way Speedway near Hanover, Pennsylvania.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 2 (Port Royal Speedway, Trail-Way Speedway)

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, Wolfrun Landscapes, Roadrunner Race Fuels, Maxim Racing, Penske Racing Shocks, DMI Racing Products, Vahlco Racing Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration, Rider Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited, TiLUBE, Smith Precision Products

 

 

Bryan Clauson Celebration of Life at Kokomo

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (August 23, 2016) – It will be a day for friends, family and fans, as all are invited to Wednesday’s Bryan Clauson Celebration of Life at Kokomo Speedway.

A day full of stories and memories will then be topped off by a race, with free admission to the stands for the entire day and night.

It all begins at 1:00 p.m., with stories shared from friends, family, competitors and car owners with USAC announcer Dillon Welch maintaining some semblance of order.

Memories will be shared until 4:00 p.m., when it will be time to let the Kokomo Speedway track crew do their thing in preparation for the night’s races that get under way with hot laps at 6:30 p.m.

Open to all, the apparel will be your typical dirt track fare. Jeans and your favorite Bryan Clauson shirt will suffice.

Bryan Clauson merchandise, including exclusive new “Parked It” tee shirts will be available at the Bryan Clauson, Brady Bacon and USAC Merchandise trailers prior to 1:00 p.m. and then again after 4:00 p.m.

While admission to the grandstands is free for the Celebration of Life and ensuing race, All Star Performance is also covering the cost for all competitor pit passes for the night.

To top it all off, Tim Dugger will perform a free post-race concert where free Coca-Cola will be on hand while supplies last. It’s Coca-Cola of course since that was BC’s beverage of choice.

The Indiana Donor Network will be on hand as well throughout the day with on-site registration. Those that aren’t already organ donors can register to do so on site. The record for registrations at an event is around the 100 mark. The goal tomorrow is to reach 200 organ donor registrations, as the chase for 200 lives on.

Those wishing to contribute can do so at http://usacbf.org/cash-donation/ or checks can be made out to the “USAC Benevolent Foundation” in the name of Bryan Clauson. The address is USAC Benevolent Foundation, 124 E Northfield Drive, Suite F #129, Brownsburg, IN 46112.

We look forward to seeing everyone at Kokomo Speedway on Wednesday as we remember the life and times of Bryan Clauson.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: EXTRA CASH AVAILABLE TO HIGHEST FINISHING CAR FROM EACH CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS AFFILIATE SANCTION!

by Tommy Goudge (August 23, 2016) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that drivers from each of the five affiliate sanctions will have extra cash to shoot for at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 17.

The Southern Ontario Sprints, Empire Super Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour, and Great Lakes Super Sprints, and Ohsweken's Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars are the official affiliate sanctions for the 2016 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Awards for the highest finishing driver from each of the affiliate sanctions are as follows:

-Ohsweken Speedway Highest Finishing KK-C/P Driver: $250 CAD -Brighton Speedway Highest Finishing SOS Driver: $200 CAD -Empire Super Sprints Highest Finishing ESS Driver: $250 USD -Patriot Sprint Tour Highest Finishing PST Driver: $200 USD -Specialty Fuels & Logistics Highest Finishing GLSS Driver: $200 USD

Many other cash prizes will also be available, pushing the total purse for the Saturday, September 17 event over $70,000. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming soon regarding Canada's largest Sprint Car event!

TICKETS PLEASE! Tickets and campsite reservations are available NOW for the 2016 CSCN weekend. Call 519-717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information on ticket sales and campsite reservations.

PRE-ENTRY DEADLINE - AUGUST 26, 2016 The deadline for competitors to receive the $35 “Early Bird” discount on their Canadian Sprint Car Nationals entry fee is August 26, 2016. “Early Bird” entries also permit the driver free entry to the pit area on Saturday, September 17. Teams are asked to submit basic pre-entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=5093

#CSCN2016 The 2016 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will kick off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 15, while racing will commence Friday, September 16 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 12th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 17.

The 12th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will include group time trials for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus 6 Heat Races, 3 B-Features, a Dash, 15 lap “Little Feature”, and the 35 lap A-Feature which will pay the winner $12,000 from the lucrative purse. The Ohsweken Speedway Thunder Stocks will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 17.

This year’s Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals again includes a pair of 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car and HRW Automotive Mini Stock divisions. The Empire Super Sprints will also make up their rained-out A-Feature from Friday, August 5 at the Night Before the Nationals.

Both of the Twin 15 A-Feature winners on Friday will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature. The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout features the top drivers from each of the five CSCN affiliate sanctions, plus two “Wild Card” entries. The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge”.

BORDER CROSSING Teams traveling to Ohsweken from outside Canada are encouraged to click on the Competitors Info link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com - direct link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=1493 - to view and print documents which will help you in the international border crossing process.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 11 previous editions, with a total of 238 different drivers from 16 American states, 5 Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

PAST CSCN WINNERS: 2005 - Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville OH 2006 - Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC 2007 - Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC 2008 - Wayne Johnson, Mustang OK 2009 - Shane Stewart, Bixby OK 2010 - Shane Stewart, Bixby OK 2011 - Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale TX 2012 - Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC 2013 - Shane Stewart, Bixby OK 2014 - Jessica Zemken, Sprakers NY 2015 - Bryan Howland, Auburn NY

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. ‎ Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com‎ Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: 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, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Colby Copeland Tabbed As New Driver For Antaya Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- With plenty of racing still left on the west coast in 2016, Larry Antaya, and Antaya Motorsports General Manager, Tim Werbach, are excited to announce that Colby Copeland has been named the team’s new driver.

“We are very excited to have a young driver like Colby Copeland in our car as we’re tool, and get ready for some big races in California to close out the 2016 season,” Antaya Motorsports General Manager Tim Werbach said. “I am looking forward to helping Larry Antaya build up a first class team, and we are all excited to get to the track with a fresh start.”

With backing from Good Guys Rod and Custom and Association, Fire Protection Management, Inc., TW Performance, Cardinal Paint and Powder, Tool World, and Shiro’s Collision Center, the upstart team is hoping to hit the track for the 63rd Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions, and continue on to finish out the final King of the West races of the 2016 season.

“I am very excited and thankful for this opportunity,” Colby Copeland said. “I think this team has a lot of potential to finish out this year strong, and getting a good start on the 2017 season. It seems like a great group of guys, and I am looking forward to working with everyone.”

With Copeland wheeling the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association/Fire Protection Management/TW Performance backed No. 20 machine, veteran mechanic Clarke Riolo has been brought in as the team’s crew chief.

Riolo and Copeland are not strangers as Riolo has worked with Copeland on a few occasions over the course of his career in winged sprint car ranks.

With the hope of Gold Cup on the horizon, and committing to the rest of the KWS season staring in September, the team is also hoping to fill in their schedule with additional races, but will make an announcement once things are finalized.

Antaya Motorsports would like to thank Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, Fire Protection Management, Inc., TW Performance, Cardinal Paint and Powder, Tool World, and Shiro’s Collision Center for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Antaya Motorsports is hoping to hit the track during the Gold Cup Race of Champions at the Silver Dollar Speedway September 9th and 10th.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Antaya Motorsports by following @AntayaTeam20 on Twitter.

 

 

Blaney Victorious at Grandview, Earns Top 10s at Williams Grove and Lincoln

Inside Line Promotions - WEST LEBANON, N.Y. (Aug. 23, 2016) - Dale Blaney put together an efficient weekend with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during a four-race swing in the East.

"That area of the country is pretty tough to deal with," he said. "Grandview Speedway had five or six of the best Pennsylvania guys that are running now. Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway are extremely tough places to go to. I feel like we ran as well as we could have hoped. If we could have finished out with a second last night it would have been a great weekend."

The action began last Thursday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., where Blaney led the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed CH Motorsports team to quick time during qualifying. Blaney then placed second in both a heat race and the dash to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"Lucas (Wolfe) is really good at Grandview," he said. "I followed him around for a while until we got to traffic. I could go to the middle and the bottom. Traffic worked my way and we took the lead. Being in second and getting to traffic is good. Then we had a really good race with Stevie (Smith) in the middle portion. He got by me and I got back by him. I was pretty excited to win that one. I felt like that was a really good win."

Blaney captured his eighth win of the season and his first career at Grandview Speedway to open the busy weekend on the right foot.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., hosted an event on Friday. Blaney timed in fifth quickest during qualifying before he finished second in a heat race and sixth in the dash.

"I had a good dash starting spot and gave up a couple of spots," he said. "We made some changes for the A Main. I felt like I had a top-five car. I just didn't make good laps in the middle portion of it and got us behind. There wasn't a whole lot of moving. I think the first seven starters finished in the first seven spots."

Blaney capped the night with a seventh-place result.

The team ventured to Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Saturday. Blaney again set quick time during qualifying before advancing to a second-place result in a heat race and a third-place finish in the dash.

"We were good every time we hit the track," he said. "(In the main event) I just didn't get as good of a start as I wanted to. I fell back to fourth. I was as good as (Alan) Krimes, (Danny) Dietrich and Lucas (Wolfe) for a little bit. I just could not get maneuverable where I wanted to and do anything with them. To come out of there with a fourth was good though."

Blaney's fourth-place finish propelled him back into the lead in the All Star championship standings entering the weekend's final race at Lebanon Valley Speedway, where action was postponed a day because of poor weather.

Blaney was a frontrunner once racing got underway on Monday. He qualified second quickest, ended third in a heat race and won the dash to give him the pole position for the main event.

"I felt like Sammy (Swindell) and I were the best two cars all night," he said. "We were by far the two best cars and I think it showed once we got to racing. After the first couple of laps we were nose to tail the whole time. We were rolling through traffic and where he went I went. We had 10 laps to go when I got a flat tire."

Blaney was running second when his right rear tire went flat just past the halfway point. He didn't have any time in the work area and was unable to resume action. Blaney was credited with a 12th-place result, which puts him 14 points behind the leader in the All Star championship standings entering races this Saturday at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Ind., and Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 18 - Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 1 (2).

Aug. 19 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 6 (4); Feature: 7 (6).

Aug. 20 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 3 (5); Feature: 4 (3).

Aug. 22 - Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 12 (1).

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 8 wins, 28 top fives, 42 top 10s, 47 top 15s, 49 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Ind., and Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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A Drivers Guide to This Weekends “Pat Suchy Memorial” for SSO!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – August 23, 2016 - The inaugural “Pat Suchy Memorial” will be taking place this coming Saturday night, August 27, at Brill Motor Speedway in Meeker, Oklahoma and will be race number nine for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car Series. Competition directors Jim and Ernie Messmer have been busy generating partners to add to the purse to make this inaugural event every 305-ci sprint car driver will want to attend.

All heat races for this (and all SSO events) will see the top three in each earning money. Payout for each heat race finish is as follows: 1) $50, 2) $30, 3) $20. Many thanks to Martens Machine out of Fairview; Dan Holloway; Messmer Racing in OKC and Bishops Racing Components in OKC.

Several businesses have added to the purse for this inaugural event, celebrating the life of the long-time Oklahoma City car owner. Instead of adding the money to the top of finishers in Saturday night’s feature finale, the Messmers have decided to spread the money throughout positions one through twenty. The payout is as follows: A Feature: 1) $800, 2) $600, 3) $500, 4) $400, 5) $375, 6) $325, 7) $300, 8) $275, 9) $275, 10-20) $275

The SSO would like to thank the following for their partnership for this event: Boyd Racing Engines, Jennings Garage, Brand Racing Engines, Stinger Chassis and Dan Holloway.

It is not too late to climb aboard as a sponsor for this show. If you are interested contact Jim Messmer (405) 417-2202 or Ernie Messmer (405) 818-9007. All money collected will be applied to the total purse.

Official SSO rules are the same as the Racesaver 305-ci rules and can be found on the IMCA home page or Racesaver page. If you would like to compete with a championship sprint, you must use a restrictor plate, which can be provided by the SSO at the race track.

All pit passes are $30. Gates open at 5:00 PM with racing set to begin at 7:30 PM. Please remember when you arrive at the track to find the SSO trailer and draw in for your heat race starting position. The quicker SSO can get all drivers signed in the quicker officials can get heat race line ups posted.

Thank you for your interest in the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car Series and we hope to see you this Saturday night in Meeker, Oklahoma.

 

 

Hagar Ready to Move Past Frustrating Weekend in Missouri

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (Aug. 23, 2016) - Frustrating is how Derek Hagar described last weekend.

"It was terrible," he said. "We didn't have a good pill draw either night and it was downhill from there."

The action began on Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., where the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour made its debut. Hagar advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race to narrowly lock into the 15th starting position for the main event.

"We barely made it in the show," he said. "We were making some headway. One of the local guys decided he needed the spot better than I did and ran me over. We put a couple of tires back on and went back out there, but once I got lapped I pulled in. The race track was just one groove and I didn't want to be in the way so I pulled in."

He was credited with an 18th-place result.

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway for the High Roller Classic with the ASCS National Tour.

"I drew the 72 pill out of 72 pills and I had the stoutest heat race you could possibly get," he said. "It had (Terry) McCarl, (Danny) Lasoski, (Matt) Covington, (Jamie) Ball, all the heavy hitters in it."

Hagar placed eighth, which relegated him to the B Main. He then charged from 14th to third place in the consolation race to garner a transfer into the A Main, where he maneuvered from 19th to a 12th-place finish.

"We made some changes on the car for the B Main because we had to start on the last row and we ended up making it into the show," he said. "We had a good car. We just started so far back in the A Main. We got to zinging around the top. I tried to be patient and hope for restarts. We made some things happen on restarts. We got up to 11th and on the last lap a lapped car slid up in front of me and Tony Bruce Jr got by me.

"It was one of those reality weekends to show you not everything goes as well as you hope. It reminds you how weekends can be so you don't take the good weekends for granted."

Hagar will return to action this Saturday at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., with the USCS Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 20 - St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 18 (15).

Aug. 21 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 3 (14); Feature: 12 (19).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 11 wins, 26 top fives, 28 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fragola Performance Systems

Housed in Southington, Conn., Fragola Performance Systems manufactures fittings, lines and hoses for the racing industry. For more information, visit http://www.FragolaPerformanceSystems.com.

"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, B&D Towing, J&J Auto Racing, Xtreme Race Graphics, FSR Radiators, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Seeking to Build on ASCS Red River Region Points Lead Saturday at Superbowl

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (Aug. 23, 2016) - Brandon Hanks owns a 168-point lead in the ASCS Red River Region championship standings with only five races remaining.

The next test is this Saturday at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas.

"We're going after the championship," he said. "We want to win. That's the main goal. Now that we're running for a championship we need to make sure we keep our nose clean and have consistent nights."

Hanks has been the most consistent driver in the region this season as he has earned two wins, eight top fives and 10 top 10s - either tied for or leading each statistic.

"We have a good chance and we don't want to give anything up," he said. "We need to be smart and make good decisions. But if we can go after the win we're going after the win."

Hanks has been to Superbowl Speedway twice this season. The first race was rained out and he ended fifth during the most recent visit.

"I'm looking forward to going back because we're going to do the same thing we did, but tinker with it a little," he said. "There's not a whole lot of tracks where the backstretch is one big corner. It is different from anywhere we go. I enjoy going there. It was really racy last time. It's a nice race track."

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 17 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, with the ASCS Red River Region

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 - Performance Powder Coating

Performance Powder Coating is a powder coating business owned by the Hanks family. Located in Burlison, Tenn., Performance Powder Coating works on everything from race cars to street vehicles.

"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, R.E. Enterprises, Wesmar Racing Engines, Penske Racing Shocks, Walls Paint and Body Shop, Acme Graphix, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and J-R1 for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Maneuvers to Top Five at Eagle as Tripleheader Looms This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - EAGLE, Neb. (Aug. 23, 2016) - Jack Dover charged to his 15th top five of the season last Saturday at Eagle Raceway.

He opened the night by maneuvering Chris Roseland's 305ci sprint car from seventh to third place in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event.

"We had some good battles working our way through the field and were able to come away with a top five," he said. "We always want to leave with the victory, but another top five and passing as many cars as we did is a positive result."

Dover rallied to record a fifth-place finish.

He will return to 360ci competition with a tripleheader this weekend, which begins with Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints races on Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., and Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D.

Dover has recorded four straight wins and six consecutive podium finishes with the series to build a 70-point lead in the championship standings. He has won at both tracks this season with the Nebraska 360 Sprints.

The weekend will conclude on Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., where Dover finished second during both of his visits this season.

"It's always exciting heading to tracks where you've won because you have that confidence that you can get the job done," he said. "We've won at Badlands, just not this year. Hopefully we can get our first win of the year there this weekend and it will close the weekend with three wins in three races."

Dover picked up three wins in the same weekend last month and he achieved that feat last year as well.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 20 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 5 (12).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 9 wins, 15 top fives, 22 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., and Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints and Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Moss Racing Engines

Moss Racing Engines manufactures Ford racing engines. The company was started by Chris Moss, who worked under the Roush Yates Racing Engines banner before creating his own company in 2013.

"You can call Chris any time of the day or night and he'll help you," Dover said. "The engines are reliable. He hasn't had any engine failures so that says a lot for his name and product."

Dover would also like to thank Certified Transmission, Home Pride Companies, Inc., Eagle Motorsports, True Trucking, Thorpe's Body Shop, Backlund Plumbing, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaver Racing Engines, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors and Vortex Wings 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 Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. The only variable missing is a reliable truck and trailer. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail TeamDover@gmail.com.

 

 

Sprint Series of Oklahoma Ready for “Pat Suchy Memorial” This Weekend!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – August 23, 2016 - What is sure to be highlighted on every race fan and sprint car drivers schedule for years to come, the inaugural “Pat Suchy Memorial,” featuring the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car Series will take place this coming Saturday night at Brill Motor Speedway in Meeker, Oklahoma.

This event honors the long-time Oklahoma City car owner who owned everything from jalopies, super modifieds and championship dirt cars at Fairgrounds Speedway in Oklahoma City from the 1960’s to the late 1980’s. The transmission, auto repair Suchy’s Transmission and Auto Repair owner fielded cars for such drivers as Benny Taylor, Aaron Madden Harold Leep and Shane Carson – just to name a few.

This event will pay $800 to win along with a special trophy to commemorate this inaugural event and $275 just to start the twenty car feature finale. Heat race money will also be paid as well as all drivers competing in the night’s “B” feature who do not transfer into the night’s championship finale. The trophy will be presented by Suchy’s daughter, Janelle (Flatt), with many of Suchy’s grandchildren and great grandchildren also expected to be on hand to help celebrate the life of the famed OKC car owner.

Officials with the SSO would like to thank the following for their partnership as they are adding to the purse on this very special event: Brand Racing Engines, Jennings Garage, Dan Holloway, Stinger Chassis, Boyd Racing Engines.

After suffering a rainout last Friday night at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, the SSO gets back into race action with race number nine on the 2016 schedule.

Current series point leader Andy Shouse of Mustang, Oklahoma holds a 31-point lead over Joe Wood, Jr. Shouse also has the point lead in the national IMCA EMI Racesaver Sprint Car point standings.

Touring regulars throughout the top fifteen in the standings expected to compete at the tours second appearance at the Mark Brill owned track include Texan Brandon Long, Shayla Waddell, Jake Martens, Chris Kelly, Jerry Jumper, Sterling Hoff, Gary Owens, Loyd Clevenger and Cody Whitworth. Martens won the only other SSO event at Brill Motor Speedway back on April 23.

Drivers also expected to compete include Brandon Jennings, Alison Slaton, Blake Scott, Chad Koch, Sterling Hoff, Blake Dacus, Chuck Bellefeuille, Justin Fisk and more. Over thirty drivers are expected to compete in the ninth race of the 2016 race season.

John Carney, II of Lubbock, Texas leads the series in victories thus far this season with three. Other feature winners include: Long, Martens, Michelle Melton, Chad Wilson and Wood, Jr. In the past six races, six different drivers have reached victory lane.

Also running will be the tracks weekly divisions featuring modifieds, sport mods, economy mods, pro stocks, mini stock and pure stocks.

Pit gates open at 5:00 PM with racing slated for a 7:30 PM start time. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults ages 16 and up; $13 for ages 12-15 and all seniors while all pit passes are $30.

Brill Motor Speedway is located off of I-40 to exit 186 then sixteen miles north on State Hwy 18.

If coming from the Tulsa area take the Turner Turnpike (I-44) to the Chandler exit, then ten miles south of Hwy 66 on State Hwy 18. More information on Brill Motor Speedway can be found on the tracks official website www.brillmotorspeedway.com or call (405) 769-6927.

This is the inaugural season for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Series which has a thirteen race schedule consisting of five different tracks throughout the state of Oklahoma and North Texas. For more information on the SSO check out their official facebook page Sprint Series of Oklahoma or call competition director Jim Messmer (405) 417-2202.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Lasoski Look to Close Campaign at Knoxville With Win

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Aug. 23, 2016) - Big Game Motorsports driver Danny Lasoski has already wrapped up the 2016 track championship at Knoxville Raceway, where the Muddy sponsored team will compete this Saturday for the final time this season.

Lasoski secured his record 11th title during the previous points race at the half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa.

"First and foremost it's an honor because Knoxville has the greatest facility, fair board, employees, race track, fans, etc., that I've ever been around," he said. "When you get there you know they put their heart and soul into it. I've spent a majority of my life there and I cherish it."

Lasoski remains in a close battle for the National Sprint League championship with only seven points-paying races remaining. He enters this weekend with an 82-point advantage in the championship standings.

"It's really tight," he said. "We don't pay much attention to the points. We pay attention to the victories. If you put the wins in the win column the points will be there at the end of the year."

Lasoski has competed in 15 points-paying events at Knoxville Raceway this season. He leads the track with four feature wins, nine podiums, 11 top fives and a top 10 during each race. Lasoski also has set quick time during qualifying five times.

He is tied for third with two feature victories, tied for first with 12 top fives and ranks second with 16 top 10s during National Sprint League competition this year.

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 5 wins, 20 top fives, 26 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, with the National Sprint League

MEDIA LINKS -

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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Bryant's Championship Aspirations Dampened by Rain

Inside Line Promotions - THE WOODLANDS, Texas (Aug. 23, 2016) - Tommy Bryant was excited at his chances for an ASCS Gulf South Region championship run going into last weekend.

After sitting idle for a month, Bryant and the SawBlade.com sponsored Cooper Motorsports team were focused on the final four events for the regional championship. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans and washed out the races on Friday and Saturday.

"Sad to say, but with only two races left it looks like we're running for second," Bryant said. "Channin (Tankersley) would have to not show up for one and finish last in the other and we all know neither of those things are going to happen with the season he's having."

The final two events of the ASCS Gulf South Region are Sept. 3 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, and Sept. 4 at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas. Both nights will offer teams $3,000-to-win, $310-to-start A-Mains with a $1,000 bonus to sweep the weekend thanks to Challenger Drilling and Cooper Racing.

Bryant hasn't raced since July 23 and he isn't sure if the Cooper Motorsports team will compete this coming weekend.

"We really haven't discussed our plans," he said. "I'd really like to race, but there's nothing close this weekend. I'd hate to travel somewhere for a one-day deal and tear something up for the last two ASCS races."

The ASCS Gulf South Region has experienced six rainouts in 2016.

"It's been a tough year," Bryant said. "I guess these last two races we will quit worrying about points and get aggressive and go for wins. Last year was the first of my career we didn't win a race and we haven't won this year. I'm more than ready to get that monkey off our backs."

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 0 wins, 9 top fives, 12 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 3 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, and Sept. 4 at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com.

"I am more determined than ever to get a win or two for the team and for SawBlade," Bryant said. "They deserve nothing less than 110 percent from me for all of the support they have given this team."

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

 

 

Ball Runs Into Ups and Downs During Return to the Road

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (Aug. 23, 2016) - Jamie Ball hit the road last weekend for the first time in a couple of months.

"We got another engine back from Charlie Fisher and we were able to resume our travel schedule," he said. "It was a weekend full of ups and downs. We got a lot of laps with a lot of good competition."

The weekend began last Friday at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders. Ball advanced from third to second place in a heat race, but he was forced to scratch from the remainder of the night because of a mechanical problem.

"I had a decent draw and was able to end up second, which put us in the dash," he said. "About halfway through the heat race my feet got a bunch of oil on them. When we pulled in it was motor oil and we couldn't pinpoint the area it was coming from. To be safe we loaded it up and headed home. It was pretty disappointing because we had a really good car."

The team found an oil line issue and fixed it the next morning before venturing to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders. Ball advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race before charging from 10th to fifth place in the main event.

"The car was pretty tight and the track was pretty rough in the heat race," he said. "I went through a rut and nearly got upside down. I was able to hold on for a fourth-place finish. We got the car loosened up for the feature and I was able to charge from 10th to fifth on a race that went green to checkered so we were pleased with that."

The weekend concluded on Sunday when Ball made his debut at Missouri State Fair Speedway during the High Roller Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It was a lot of fun experiencing a track I hadn't been to," he said. "In the heat race we had two starts called back and I didn't get the jump on the last one. I got passed by Danny Lasoski (for second), but was able to get by Corey Nelson on the last lap to finish second. That lined us up 10th in the feature.

"The track slicked off to track conditions I'd never experienced. The way you drive in Sedalia is unlike any other half mile I've been on. I had some good laps and had some bad laps. I struggled to get a good feel for it. I'm amped up to go back next time with what we learned."

Ball battled for a top 10 throughout the main event before posting a 13th-place result.

He and White Lightning Motorsports teammate Devin Kline are slated to head to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, this Saturday for the track's season finale.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL:

Aug. 19 - Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa - Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: DNS (4); Feature: DNS (-).

Aug. 20 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 5 (10).

Aug. 21 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 13 (10).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL : 25 races, 2 wins, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 23 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE : 14 races, 3 wins, 11 top fives, 12 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Jamie Ball Website: http://www.JamieBall.com

Devin Kline Website: http://www.DevinKline.com

Jamie Ball Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieBall5j

Devin Kline Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DevinKline5j

APPAREL -

White Lightning Motorsports has t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at their race trailers in the infield of each sprint car event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Allen Construction

Allen Construction specializes in siding for new and remodeled construction in the Des Moines, Iowa, area.

"I'm excited and thankful for the opportunity to work with Allen Construction," Kline said. "A special thanks goes to Matt Allen for his support for me and the race team."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank Housby, JJ Kane Auctioneers, Timber Line Tree Service, The Hearing Clinic, Wingdance Graphics, Iowa State Savings Bank, Ostrich Racing Engines, Sweet Manufacturing, FK Rod Ends, Hooker Harness, MyRacePass, Bell Helmets, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Fragola Performance Systems, Hoosier Tire, MPD Racing, Sign Pro of Newton, Shell Shock, Maxim Chassis, Hinchman Racewear, Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) and Allen Construction for their continued support.

 

 

Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski Pocket Top Fives in Iowa and Missouri

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (Aug. 23, 2016) - Mark Burch Motorsports earned a pair of top-five finishes last weekend during a trio of races in three different states.

The action began last Tuesday when the team and driver Danny Lasoski invaded Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Lasoski qualified 11th quickest before placing seventh in a heat race, eighth in a qualifier and 11th in the main event.

"The track was muddy and one lane and basically how you started was where you finished," he said. "There wasn't much passing at all during the night."

Mark Burch Motorsports then ventured to Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on Friday for a Sprint Invaders event. Lasoski maneuvered from seventh to third place in a heat race to miss a spot in the dash by only one position. That lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the main event.

"We came up through there and they had a late caution," he said. "I was too hard on the brakes early and we didn't have brakes from about Lap 10 on. On the caution they cooled down and we got them back. We got third on the last lap."

Lasoski advanced to a podium finish with the last-lap pass.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway for the High Roller Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Lasoski rallied from fourth to capture a heat race win, which moved him into the feature redraw. Unfortunately, he pulled the second-highest number - seven - during the random draw to start the $15,000-to-win main event on the inside of the fourth row.

"Even if I drew the front row I don't know if I could have held them off," he said. "Brian Brown and Josh Baughman were definitely the class of the field. There was no one that could run with them."

Lasoski posted a fifth-place result, which was the team's fifth top five of the season.

Mark Burch Motorsports would like to thank everyone who supported the Team Jack Foundation by purchasing a unique t-shirt. All sales of the apparel will go to the Team Jack Foundation. The t-shirts will be available at each race Mark Burch Motorsports contests throughout the season.

The team will return to action this Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 16 - Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 7 (6); Qualifier: 8 (9): Feature: 11 (12).

Aug. 19 - Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 3 (10).

Aug. 21 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 5 (7).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 8 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints

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 - Wulff Pumps

Wulff Pumps specializes in sales and services of new and used dry sump, power steering and fuel pumps. Wulff Pumps is also certified in the rebuilding of all dry sump, power steering and fuel pumps of all makes and models. For more information, visit http://www.WulffPumps.com.

"It was great to see Ed at the races last Sunday and get a chance to catch up," Burch said. "I appreciate everything he does for us in the development and servicing of our oil pumps."

Mark Burch Motorsports would also like to thank Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Wolfweld Chassis, AFCO Gas Shocks by Speedway Motors, King Racing Products, Hot Dot Inc., Weld Wheels, Speedway Motors, Speedway Shock Service, Huggins Cams, Total Seal Piston Rings, Schoenfeld Headers, Joe Gibbs Driven Race Oil, Gessford Machine, Dyer's Top Rods, 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, Red Devil Brakes, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, Harris Decals, Lincoln Auto Auction and the Team Jack Foundation for their continued support.

 

 

Brady Bacon – Silver at the Gold Cup!

(Bill W) August 23, 2016 – Brady Bacon wrapped one of his best weekends in with one of his worst days as a racer last weekend at the Gold Cup at Badlands Motor Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. The good was second place finishes in both the prelim and the finale of the Gold Cup for the winged cars.

Now for the bad…The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver drove from Sioux Falls to Springfield, Illinois and back (1200 miles) after the Tony Bettenhausen 100 Silver Crown race was rained out on Saturday. The plane that USAC was promising after the event was canceled with the rainout. After finally driving back to Badlands, he flipped his non-wing #99 not once, but twice. “Everything that was bad about Saturday, I did twice,” he jokes.

The Gold Cup followed the Knoxville Nationals for Brady. “We qualified decent every night at Knoxville,” he says. “Gray Motorsports built that engine, and it helped our program a lot. We just couldn’t get a balance in the dirty air there all week. You get messed up once or twice at Knoxville, and it cost you a lot.”

Brady finished tenth in the 77-car Friday night program, locking himself into Saturday’s B main. “We made a couple of mistakes on Friday night,” he says. “Without those, I think we had a shot at moving up and locking in on Saturday. I lost a couple spots on a late restart, and that was that. I was pretty happy overall. Our qualifying was encouraging, and Knoxville is a tough place. We’re not going to hang our head about finishing in the B there on Saturday night.”

What was supposed to be a four-race swing for the USAC midgets last Sunday through Wednesday in Pennsylvania, turned into a rain fest. The series got just one show in at Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway in Newmanstown. Brady was racing in fourth when he got tangled with a lapped car. That sent him to the tail where he would salvage a 13th place finish.

Last Friday at Badlands, however, things were going well. He timed in seventh quick afer coming out 24th in the order. “I didn’t make the best qualifying lap to be honest,” he says. “The car was better than I was out there and I didn’t make the best laps. We were able to go from third to second in the heat, and seventh to second in the feature though. We were pretty maneuverable on the top and bottom. At the end of the race, the bottom went away and being on the top didn’t put us in the best position to pass (Craig) Dollansky.”

Then came the fruitless trip to Springfield and back for the non-wing prelim at Badlands. “Saturday may have been the worst day in my racing career,” says Brady. “I flipped twice, once in qualifying…we put a new rear-end and driveline in it, and went out and wrecked in the B again. We kind of shook it off and just focused on the wing car for Sunday.”

That focus paid off. “We had a really good car all night,” he says. :We drew an eleven for the Dash and drove up to seventh. In the feature, we started seventh and got up and we were contending for the lead right away in the feature. We just couldn’t quite get by Rico (Abreu). We got beside him a couple of times, and got really close on the last lap. We couldn’t quite get there. It was pretty good money, but it still doesn’t feel good when you could have made a whole lot more! We were definitely happy with the car and our performance. We could almost taste that win, but we couldn’t quite get there.”

This week marks the Smackdown at Kokomo Speedway in Indiana. The USAC point leader is looking forward to racing the Todd Keen #18 in the non-point race on Wednesday, before getting in the Hoffman Racing Dynamics #69 the rest of the week. “We’ll race Thursday, Friday and Saturday with the Hoffman’s,” says Brady. “We’ve had a really good racecar at Kokomo this year. The last time out we came from the back to fifth, so we’re really excited about the week. I think we’re going to be good.”

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

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

 

 

Bergman Tackling Superbowl Speedway Saturday With ASCS Red River Region

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (Aug. 23, 2016) - Seth Bergman will return to Superbowl Speedway this Saturday for an ASCS Red River Region event.

Bergman last competed at the bullring in Greenville, Texas, last year when he picked up a regional victory. He was slated to race at Superbowl Speedway this spring before the event was rained out.

"I have good memories of Superbowl, which you usually do whenever you win there," he said. "It's a confidence booster returning to a track where you won the last time out. Hopefully we can duplicate that success and get back into Victory Lane this weekend."

Bergman is also hoping for a little luck after coming off a frustrating weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

The action began last Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., where he placed fourth in a heat race, won the B Main and maneuvered from 17th to 11th place in the main event.

The following night he advanced from fifth to third place in heat race competition at Missouri State Fair Speedway to advance into the feature redraw during the High Roller Classic. Bergman pulled the No. 6 to start the main event on the outside of the third row, but his night ended early with a flat tire that resulted in a DNF.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 20 - St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (1); B Main: 1 (3): Feature: 11 (17).

Aug. 21 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: DNF (6).

SEASON STATS -

54 races, 5 wins, 18 top fives, 36 top 10s, 39 top 15s, 47 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, with the ASCS Red River Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Corridor Electric

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

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

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Young Tools, Eagle Motorsports, Speedy Auto Service, SpeedMart, Scott Baylor Racing Engines and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Big Rebound in Farmington!

(Bill W) August 23, 2016 – After a tough Knoxville Nationals, Sam Hafertepe Jr. and the Keith Dobbs #15H team got what they needed, winning with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series at St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington, Missouri Saturday. The Sunnyvale, Texas driver followed that up with a fourth place run at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia at Sunday’s “High Roller Classic”. With the ASCS National Series off this week, there is a distinct possibility you’ll see Sam at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas with the ASCS-Red River Region.

SFCR is definitely a different racetrack. “It was a pretty unique track,” says Sam. “I’ve never raced on a track that size in my life, and I haven’t raced on that slick a track in a long while. I think it caught a lot of people off guard. We were able to tune up really well for it though.”

Sam would win his heat after starting fourth. “We took the lead right off of turn two,” he says. “We kind of found the bottom and got by everyone. I didn’t really think it would be the place to be, but we tried it on the start, and it worked really well. Everyone kind of followed suit behind us.”

He drew a starting spot for the feature outside of row one. “The way the track was…I wouldn’t say it was tough to pass, because the guy who was second, came from tenth,” says Sam. “But it was slick enough that you had to have a good car to pass guys. We just kind of got out there.”

Sam cruised until a caution flew with two laps to go. “We were supposed to have three lapped cars between us and second place (Joey Montgomery),” he says. “I assumed they were in there. With that being the case, you don’t want to make any mistakes on a green, white, checker finish, and we paced ourselves. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to me, all three of those cars pulled off, so he was right on us there at the end. I got bumped in the rear in four coming for the white. I was thinking, ‘I can’t believe a lapped car would be bumping us.’ So I stepped it up a little bit the last lap and took the checkered. It kind of caught us off guard.”

Nonetheless, it was a welcome win. A good heat race followed in Sedalia on Sunday, where Sam started sixth. “(Brian) Brown kind of took off on the start of the heat there in front of us and drove around the front row,” he says. “I tried to follow him and do the same. That’s kind of what we did and we got through there to second. He is very good at Sedalia, so we felt pretty decent staying with him.”

He would draw the pole for the feature. “Brown took the lead coming off of two on the start,” says Sam. “We swapped the lead a couple times on the second lap and the caution came out. That put him back in the lead. He was going really well on the restarts. Once he found the top, he knew where he needed to be. It was just kind of follow the leader for 30 laps around the top.”

Sam would have some bad luck at the finish and ended up fourth. “We had a caution with two to go, and we started running out of fuel,” he says. “On the restart, that allowed (Josh) Baughman and Wayne (Johnson) to get by us before the finish. I was surprised no one else got buy us, so we’ll take fourth there.”

All in all, it was a great rebound from the Knoxville Nationals. “We had a good racecar all weekend on two completely different racetracks,” says Sam. “We were happy to be competitive at both. After Knoxville, it was good to come back last weekend and show what we’re really capable of. That was a boost to everyone’s morale.”

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Quick Hits: Gerdau Magic City Showdown for the World of Outlaws at Nodak Speedway

MINOT, N.D. — August 23, 2016 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is in the midst of the stretch run of the season that takes the series north and then west as around 25 nights of racing remain, before crowing a champion. Donny Schatz leads the series into Nodak Speedway, followed by David Gravel, Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman. Gravel, Sweet and Pittman are separated by just four points, as they battle for the second spot in the standings. This edition of Quick Hits sets the stage for the Gerdau Magic City Showdown Presented by Gerdau, Schatz Crossroads, Visit Minot and Fastlane Carwash-Minot for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Nodak Speedway on Sunday, August 28.

What a streak

It may have taken Schatz, who was born and raised in Minot, seven tries to win his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race at his home track of Nodak Speedway, but since that victory, he has gone undefeated in the following four races at the track. Schatz led nine laps en route to winning last year over Daryn Pittman and Paul McMahan. In 10 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series starts at Nodak Speedway, Schatz has nine top-10 finishes, with seven of those being top-five performances, including the four wins. Schatz heads to his home with a series-leading 18 A-Feature wins this season, including in the most recent two World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events.

Meet and greet

The 2016 season marks the 20th year that Schatz has been on the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. To celebrate this special occasion, the seven-time and defending series champion, will be signing commemorative posters on race day, Sunday, August 28, at the “Carousel Pub” under the grandstands at Nodak Speedway from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Solid record

Joey Saldana, who won at Nodak Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2010, has eight top-10 finishes in 10 starts at the three-eighths-mile. Saldana finished third in the inaugural World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Nodak Speedway in 2006. He bettered that in 2009 with a runner-up finish and picked up a win the following year. Saldana has a six-race top-10 streak going at the track, until last season, when he finished 12th, after running out of fuel late in the race. The veteran driver has four wins this season and has 98 in his career with the Outlaws, as he looks to add his name an illustrious list of drivers that have won 100-plus A-Feature wins with the series.

Building a notebook

Shane Stewart has made three starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Nodak Speedway in his career and has finished in the top-10 in each and every race. The Oklahoma native, who now calls the Indianapolis area home, made his debut at the track in 2008, finishing ninth. Stewart finished a career-best third in 2012 at Nodak Speedway. In his return to the track last year, he came home eighth. Stewart, who has five wins this season, is in the midst of his second full season on the road with the Larson Marks Racing team, which is co-owned by NASCAR drivers Kyle Larson and Justin Marks.

Chasing another win

Daryn Pittman was victorious with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Nodak Speedway for the first time in 2007, in the second-ever series race at the track. The 2013 series champion, who drives for Kasey Kahne Racing, finished second last year at Nodak Speedway, which marked his second top-five finish. Pittman has five top-10 runs in six starts at the three-eighths-mile. This season, the veteran driver has seven wins, which is tied for second-most in the series with Gravel and Sweet, trailing only Schatz.

Looking to rebound

Brad Sweet led 15 laps at Nodak Speedway last year, before a cut tire forced him to the work area with just eight laps remaining. The Californian was able to restart and worked his way back forward to finish ninth. Sweet has three top-10 finishes in five starts at Nodak Speedway. He finished ninth in his debut at the track in 2010 and finished a career-best sixth in 2014. Sweet has two straight top-10 finishes entering this year’s event at Nodak Speedway. The 30-year-old led the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series standings for the first four-plus months of the season and is currently third, just three points out of second, on the strength of seven A-Feature wins.

Also looking to rebound

Paul McMahan had one of the fastest, if not the fastest car at Nodak Speedway last year. After leading the first 11 laps, he had a flat tire that sent him to the work area. McMahan was able to get the tire changed and restarted at the tail of the field and charged his way back to a third-place finish. The veteran driver has three straight top-10 finishes at Nodak Speedway and has been in the top-10 in four of his last five starts at the track. Along with his third-place run last year, McMahan was fourth at the track in 2014.

Near-perfect attendance

Jason Sides has competed in nine of the 10 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events contested at Nodak Speedway. He has six top-10 finishes at the track, including a second-place showing in the finale of the two-night event in 2010. Sides finished fourth in the opener of that event and also ran fourth in 2010 at Nodak Speedway, as well as last year. He has one win this season, with that coming back in April at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Strong debut

David Gravel, who is having a career-year on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series trail in 2016, finished third in his first visit to Nodak Speedway in 2014. He made his second start at the three-eighths-mile last year, qualifying for the main event. Gravel is currently second in points on the strength of seven wins and 50 top-10 finishes, of which 35 are top-five performances, in his first season driving for the CJB Motorsports team, based out of Pennsylvania.

Shark Racing on the road again

The Shark Racing team, comprised of Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart returned to the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series trail for the third consecutive year in 2016. Driving for Hall of Famer, Bobby Allen, one of the original Outlaws, the two young drivers continue to gain experience from coast-to-coast. Schuchart scored his first-career win with the series last month at Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin, after coming very close to win on a handful of occasions over the last two years. Both Schuchart and Allen have made a pair of starts at Nodak Speedway, qualifying for the main event each time.

Back for more

Jason Johnson, the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, made his first start at Nodak Speedway last year, finishing 10th. The native of Eunice, Louisiana, was eighth-fastest in time trials and followed that up with a second-place finish in the second heat race to earn a spot in the 30-lap main event. Johnson recently scored the biggest win of his career, taking the $150,000-to-wing Knoxville Nationals at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. Johnson, who is seventh in the series standings, has a pair of wins thus far in 2016.

Rookie contenders

Greg Wilson, the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this season, has made one start in his career at Nodak Speedway. The Ohio native made the trip to North Dakota in 2013, qualifying for the main event and finishing 15th. Wilson has also raced in North Dakota at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks.

Sprint Car University

Clyde Knipp, who just graduated from high school in May, is also making a run at the rookie title on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series circuit. The 18-year-old will be making his first visit to Nodak Speedway. He competed earlier this season in North Dakota at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks.

Tickets for the Gerdau Magic City Showdown presented by Gerdau, Schatz Crossroads, Minot Tourism and Fastlane Carwash-Minot, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Nodak Speedway on Sunday, August 28 can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com and at the track on race day.

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TKS Motorsports – Badass Weekend at Badlands!

(Bill W) August 23, 2016 – The TKS Motorsports #2KS team and driver Craig Dollansky turned in a great Gold Cup weekend in their first trip to Badlands Motor Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. The Elk River, Minnesota driver won the $10,000 prelim and then came home third in Sunday’s finale. This Saturday, the team will be focused on finishing the year strong at Knoxville Raceway and resuming their season with the National Sprint League.

Last weekend’s Gold Cup was the team’s first trip to Badlands. “We were anxious to go up there and see what all Chuck (Brennan) and Tom Savage have done up there,” says TKS Motorsports owner and crew chief, Troy Renfro. “It’s unbelievable what they’ve done compared to what they had there before. In the pits, I really enjoyed the video boards they have on the backstretch. It was easy to track the car in turns one and two up there, when normally you lose the car on certain parts of the track.”

Craig performed well, timing in second quick after coming out fifteenth in the order.

“The racetrack was really good on Friday,” says Troy. “We were able to win our heat, and we started outside row one for the feature. Usually the guy on the pole gets the jump there. The way the banking is there, it’s an advantage. But Craig stayed right with Rico (Abreu) until he cut a tire early in the going. And we went on to win. It ended up being a good night for us.”

The $10,000 score set up a day off on Saturday. “We got things ready to go on Saturday,” says Troy. “Then my wife (Tammy) and I, and Craig and Julie went and had a late lunch. It was just nice to sit and relax and talk. Then we headed over to Chuck’s Pawn Shop, which was a pretty amazing place with a gun range and a restaurant. It was a nice place.”

Saturday night was spent at the track watching the non-wing prelim. “It was enjoyable watching the USAC guys,” says Troy. “I did some of that stuff years ago, and I really enjoy watching it. We enjoyed sitting in the stands. The fan experience for us was really neat. They always have something going on, and they’re always giving away things. It was impressive from a promotional standpoint.”

Sunday’s finale started with a Scramble that determined the starting spots for the $50,000 to win finale. “There wasn’t really enough racing on the track to widen the track before the Scramble,” says Troy. “We drew an eight for that. It was just too heavy and choppy at that time of night to go anywhere, and we finished eighth.”

Troy went to work on the car for the main event. “I felt starting eighth, that we needed to go a little freer with the car,” he says. “It ended up being what we needed to do. We got up to second, but at that point, we started getting a little loose. The racetrack became very nice late in the race. With Rico and some of those guys starting in front of us…that was an advantage for them. But I think we did what we had to do. We ran our HP Engine, and the motor was great all weekend.”

The podium finish was a nice capper to a hard-working weekend for the team. “As a team, we were very happy,” says Troy. “We’ve got a great program and a great team. I can’t say enough about my guys. They’re not paid, and we’re a small team. Brad Parker, my intern, takes off work early. Chad Lander came up Friday as well. Scott Parker, who’s been with me for a long time, joined us for Sunday’s race. He’s the head of the construction project at the Sprint Car Hall of Fame, so he was working Saturday. That’s a five-hour trip, and I can’t say enough about those guys and how they’re helping us achieve our goals.”

Saturday marks not only Knoxville’s Season Championship Night, but the first of seven remaining point races for the National Sprint League. Craig is 82 points behind Danny Lasoski. “We have our focus back on that (NSL) after the Nationals,” says Troy. “I know we have a great team, and we can get that point lead back. We just have to work hard, and everything will be good.”

Partnering with TKS Motorsports

TKS Motorsports is always open to new perspective partners! Whether you’d like to partner with the team for the full season, or put your company’s name on the nose wing for a night of your choice, contact Troy at tsrenfro8725@gmail.com!

TKS Motorsports would like to thank Casey's General Stores, Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP), Aggressive Hydraulics, 1 Way Technologies, AL Driveline, AO Designs, All Star Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Fibreworks Composites, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier, Indy Race Parts, KSE Racing Products, Mag Tech Ignition, Maxim Racing Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Vahlco Wheels, Webb Family Farms, Wilwood, Winters Performance Products and Gail Dielman.

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Joey Saldana 8th at Angell Park Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Venturing to the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI for the first ever World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at the historic facility, Joey Saldana would record his 52nd Top-10 finish of the season.

“It was a decent night for us, but we can always be better,” Joey Saldana said. “It was neat little place that was pretty small and tight, and it got to be technical.”

Having mechanical issues on Tuesday night at the Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, NE, Saldana came out on Sunday night and laid down a great lap during time trials that would end up fourth fastest on the speed chart.

Lining the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments No. 83 machine up on the front row of his heat race, Saldana would pick up the important win and earn a spot in the night’s Dash.

A fifth place finish in the Craftsman Club Dash would place the Brownsburg, IN driver in the third row for the 40-lap Corn Fest feature event. As the race came to life, Saldana would work around the bottom of the speedway as he battled in the Top-Five with the likes of Brad Sweet and David Gravel.

With an array of cautions plaguing the flow of the race, Saldana would soon feel pressure from Jason Johnson for the fifth spot. As the duo continued to swap spots, thick lapped traffic would become a factor and Saldana would end up losing the spot to Jonson.

As traffic worsened, Saldana would then find himself racing with the charging duo of Logan Schuchart and Shane Stewart. Dense traffic would play a role in this battle as slower cars forced the trio to simply go where there was open real estate.

In the closing rounds of Corn Fest, Saldana would slip back to finish in the eighth spot.

“Traffic got thick at the end, and we lost a couple of spots,” Saldana added. “Dennis and Teresa Roth continue to support us and as we get closer to the West Coast in the next couple of weeks, hopefully we can get them a couple of World of Outlaws wins.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, Southern Pacific Farms, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Joey and the Roth Motorsports team head to North Dakota to take to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND on Friday night and to the NoDak Speedway in Minot, ND on Sunday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-71, Wins-4, Top 5’s-25, Top 10’s-52.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and stay connected with Joey by following him on Twitter @JoeySaldana.

 

 

Insinger Performance Posts $1,500 Halfway Bonus for Budweiser International Classic 200

OSWEGO, NY (August 23, 2016) – The leader of lap 100 in this year’s 60th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds at Oswego Speedway will earn an extra $1,500 in cash thanks to Dushore, PA’s Insinger Performance.

Insinger Racing Alcohol has been powering top performers throughout the country for over 26 years. Insinger Performance powers everything from the hobby model airplane to today’s 3500 horespower motors used in NHRA drag competition, right to the Novelis Supermodifieds in action at the ‘Steel Palace.’

Each load of Insinger Performance Racing Alcohol 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.

For more information on Insinger Performance you can visit their website online at www.insingerperformance.com.

With over $100,000 in purse and contingency prizes already on the line in the 60th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, the $1,500 Insinger Performance Halfway Bonus will only add to the already impressive list of winnings in 2016.

Since AMB scoring was put into effect for the 2005 running of the International Classic, only once has the leader at lap 100 gone on to win the Classic.

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

To purchase tickets for this year’s Budweiser International Classic Weekend running from September 2-4 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

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS Karpenko Powers to an Emotional Win

Chace Karpenko scored a dominant and emotion-charged victory in the annual Pope 65 Bob Ekins Memorial at Darwin’s Northline Speedway on Saturday night.

Pole-sitter Karpenko led the 30-lap feature race from start to finish to score a solid win, after getting the jump on fellow local Ben Atkinson, who had opted to start from the outside of the front row.

“I got the jump on Benny off the start,” commented the NT # 21 Bridge Toyota backed Maxim driver.

“When I got through the first lap, I knew that if I kept my nose in front, no one was going to catch me. The car was on rails, and full credit must go to my hard-working team for giving such a great car, because without them, it wouldn’t have been possible.”

It was an emotionally-charged victory for Karpenko, who dedicated the win to his late father, Ivan, on what would have been his 64th birthday.

“I was racing for my dad on the night,” the 30-year-old racer expressed.

“I’ve been thinking about this race for a few weeks now and it means a lot to me to come out on top, and it’s a great way to honour his memory, because he was a massive supporter of my speedway racing and also introduced me to Bob Ekins 20 years ago.”

Contesting the Darwin Title the previous night, which doubled as the Chariots of Thunder opener, Karpenko showed similar pace, scoring a second and third in both of his heat races, and it qualified him in third place for the 25-lap feature race. Unfortunately, Karpenko’s Darwin Title run was ended prematurely after debris on the track cut down the right-rear tyre which forced him to retire from the race.

Karpenko is looking forward to returning to Northline Speedway this Friday and Saturday night to continue his Chariots of Thunder Series campaign and contest the Northern Territory Title over two huge nights of racing, where he’s sure to put up a fight for the top honours.

Karpenko would like to thank his 2016 season supporters: Bridge Toyota, Maley’s Solicitors, Tint-A-Car Darwin, Lubrimaxx, Autosmart NT, NT Motorcycle Centre, Coonawarra Panel Works, Toyota Access, H&R Block Tax Accountants, MAF (Mick’s Ally Fab), Opposite Lock Darwin, and Sign City.

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410 SPRINTCARS

Results Don’t Reflect Atkinson’s Speed

It was a challenging but encouraging weekend for Ben Atkinson, who was plagued with misfortune over the opening two nights of the Chariots of Thunder at Darwin’s Northline Speedway.

Atkinson showed solid pace in the Xtreme Motorsport-owned Austec Irrigation/Roller Door Services NT-backed ACT # 2 Maxim on Friday night for the Darwin Title, scoring second in his opening heat race. In his final heat race, Atkinson came together with another car while battling for fourth position, causing him to drop back to sixth.

Starting out of position eight for the 25-lap feature race, Atkinson managed to work his way up into third by lap 15, where he remained until contact with a lapped car saw both cars sustain damage, forcing the drivers to prematurely retire from the race.

The following night in the Pope 65 Bob Ekins Memorial, Atkinson finished second and third and his heat races, both from position six.

After winning the pole shuffle, as the highest point scorer, Atkinson opted to start from the outside of the front row for the 30-lap feature race; however, in the process of recovering from a slow start in fourth, he collided with a lapped car who was crashing, which brought his run to a premature end for the second night in a row.

“The speed was definitely there, we just had a bad run of luck this weekend,” enthused Atkinson.

“We’re looking very forward to returning to Northline this weekend for the NT Title and we’ll be hoping to capitalise on our pace and finish up the front.

“I’d like to give a huge thanks to Jamie (O’Neill) for letting me run his car and the Xtreme Motorsport team for all of their help over the weekend.”

This Friday and Saturday night, will see Atkinson and the Xtreme Motorsport team return to Northline Speedway for the two-night running of the Northern Territory Title.

The Xtreme Motorsport team would like to thank their 2016 season supporters: Austec Irrigation, Roller Door Services NT, Build Up Crane Hire, Repco - Pinelands, Tap & Drain Doctor, The Tan Van, Sign City, Xtreme Garden Care, and Grizzly Dyno Shocks.

To find out more about Xtreme Motorsport, visit their website at www.xtrememotorsport.com.au, or LIKE them on Facebook by searching Xtreme Motorsport.

 

 

Tommy Tarlton Fourth at Johnny Key Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Locked into the Johnny Key Classic 50-lap feature event after winning at the Ocean Speedway back on July 8th, Tommy Tarlton would have a strong night on Saturday as he picked up a fourth place finish.

“We had a really good car, and were able to move around,” Tommy Tarlton said. “We got up to second at one point, but a couple of late restarts saw us slip back to finish in the fourth spot.”

With no need to time in or a run a heat race on this night, the Easton, CA driver would pull the three pill during the Dash For Cash draw, and he would finish third aboard the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales No. 21 machine.

By way of his Dash for Cash finish, Tarlton would line up in the second row for the 50-lap feature event. When things came alive, Tarlton would battle with Andy Forsberg as the duo fought for third spot in the race’s opening laps.

Continuing to fight for the spot as the first half of the race moved along, Tarlton would take over the position just before the race reached the halfway point, and the mandatory red flag flew.

Back underway, Tarlton would continue his march forward as he would take over the second spot by the 30th lap and begin to chase after the race leader, Justin Sanders.

While Sanders gapped the field, Tarlton would hook up in an exciting battle with Shane Golobic for the second spot that saw the two drivers move all over the track trying to get the best of each other.

With Tarlton falling back to third on a lap 37 restart, he would then slip back to fourth during the race’s final 10-lap green flag run following a lap 40 restart.

“It was a really fun race, and a really fun track to battle on,” Tarlton added. “This is a race we look forward to every year, so we are a little disappointed to not win, but it’s racing. We had a great car, and again I have to thank my guys and our partners.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2016 season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-11, Wins-2, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-8

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

 

 

Sides Garners Top 10 at Junction Motor Speedway Before 11th-Place Finish at Angell Park

Inside Line Promotions - SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (Aug. 22, 2016) - Jason Sides finished one spot shy of tying his career-best result at Junction Motor Speedway last Tuesday.

Sides ended with a seventh-place finish during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series lone visit of the season to the fast track in McCool Junction, Neb.

"The track got faster and faster all night," he said. "Usually it blows off and gets dusty and slick. It stayed wet."

Sides qualified 12th quickest before placing fifth in a heat race and fourth in a qualifier to line up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event. Sides maintained a top 10 throughout the feature before posting a seventh-place result.

He took that momentum into the World of Outlaws debut at Angell Park Speedway on Sunday.

"I'd been there before at a midget race and watched," he said. "It seemed a lot smaller then. The track was a little narrow early, but we qualified decent and got into the dash. We passed Jason (Johnson) and Shane Stewart had a flat to get us another spot in the dash."

Sides timed in eighth quickest during qualifying before earning a runner-up result in a heat race to lock into the dash. He then gained two positions to finish sixth and start the main event on the outside of the third row.

"We weren't bad," he said. "From the middle of the race on the track got real wide. The exit of turn two was against the fence. It was way out there. You had to be careful. You could get into turn one real good and then it got more narrow toward the exit (of the corner)."

Sides battled inside the top 10 for most of the feature before ending 11th.

He will return to action this Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., and Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D., with the World of Outlaws.

"River Cities is fun and really racey with a lot of passing," he said. "It always makes for a really good race.

"Nodak is wide and races really good. The track we grew up on was similar to that. It seems like we always do good there so I like that place."

Sides has recorded a runner-up result at both tracks.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 16 - Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 5 (6); Qualifier: 4 (6); Feature: 7 (8).

Aug. 21 - Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 6 (8); Feature: 11 (6).

SEASON STATS -

67 races, 2 wins, 5 top fives, 26 top 10s, 42 top 15s, 56 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, 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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - VRP Shocks

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"I've used VRP Shocks for many years because they are the best on the market," he said. "We rely on VRP Shocks to give us consistency each and every night from track to track across the county on the World of Outlaws circuit."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, Clean Seal, Inc., BR Motorsports, FSR Radiators, Dancer Logistics, Inc., Jim Schuhknecht, East Coast Logistics, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Dills Enters Extreme Sprints Season Finale at Cottage Grove With Points Lead

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (Aug. 22, 2016) - Patrick Dills is one solid performance away from securing his second straight track championship at Cottage Grove Speedway.

Dills leads the Extreme Sprints championship standings by 19 points entering this Saturday's season finale for the class at the quarter-mile oval.

"We really want to back up our championship performance last year and we feel great about our chances to do so," he said. "We need to have a consistent night from start to finish and if we can do that we will accomplish our goal."

Dills is tied for the class lead with two feature victories and seven top-five finishes. He's also tied for second with nine top-10 results in 10 features this season.

"Consistency is what wins championships," he said. "We've been consistent in qualifying and heat races all year. We've had a couple of bad results in main events because of bad luck, but that's part of racing and our consistency has overcome that."

A win this Saturday will help accomplish one of the team goals of another track title.

"Last year we ended the season with a win on championship night to cap everything the right way," he said. "I can't think of a better way to wrap up the year in the Extreme Sprints class than to go out with a win and a championship so that's our goal for this weekend."

Saturday is also the first night of the Triple Crown, which features three races in three straight weekends. The second round is Sept. 3 at Coos Bay Speedway in Coos Bay, Ore., and the final round is Sept. 10 at Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore.

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 11 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Patrick-Dills-Racing/236840896439816?ref=br_tf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatrickDills90

Website: http://www.PatrickDillsRacing.com

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Faye Stewart for U.S. Senate

Faye Stewart's family came to Oregon in 1847 and have been in the state since. Stewart has deep roots at Cottage Grove Speedway, which was formerly Riverside Speedway. His grandfather helped the Jaycees build the track and sponsored many of the racers. His dad raced in the 1970s and Stewart himself raced from 1991-2001 in the modified class.

Stewart has a background in logging and excavation and has always been involved in the local community, serving on many boards and foundations. He has spearheaded the building of Bohemia Park in downtown Cottage Grove.

In 2004 Stewart felt like he could do more to serve and was elected Lane County Commissioner. He has been working hard for Lane County ever since, making sure that the peoples' voice was heard. Currently Stewart is running for US Senate against Ron Wyden. Stewart and his wife, Tami, have four kids. For more information, visit http://www.FayeStewart.us.

"Faye came on board this year, but he's a long-time friend of the family," Dills said. "I can't thank him enough for all his support. I think he will make a great United States Senator."

Dills would also like to thank Jerry Dills Trucking, Jacob Daniels Attorney at Law, BC Motorsports, Cedric Ross Hayden Oregon State Representative, Oregon Research Consultants, API, Bonnichsen Repair, Devine Continuous Gutters, M.D. Yearous Logging, Inc., Lynn Mulligan Trucking, Rocket Designs, Dirt Monkey Productions and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Picks Up Seventh Feature Win at Seventh Track This Season

Inside Line Promotions - GREAT FALLS, Mont. (Aug. 22, 2016) - Trey Starks earned his seventh victory of the season at the seventh different track last Saturday at Electric City Speedway.

Starks has now registered 22 career wins at 11 different tracks. His seven triumphs this season are only one away from tying his single-season high, which was set last season.

"It says that I've been really fortunate in being able to run at so many different tracks in so many different cars," he said. "It's also cool to say you've been successful in three different cars in three parts of the country."

Starks, who was driving for Doug Rutz, kicked off last weekend's doubleheader on Friday by advancing from fifth to third place in a heat race. That locked him into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 4 to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"The track was pretty narrow because they had some weather the night before," he said. "It was tough to pass. We were running fourth about five or 10 laps in when we had mechanical problems that ended the race early. I'm not sure how it would have ended, but we seemed to be pretty strong."

Starks was credited with a 15th-place result.

The team returned to the 3/8-mile oval on Saturday for the weekend finale. Starks won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That gave him a spot in the feature redraw and this time he pulled the No. 6 to start sixth.

"The track was wet early, but it ended up being a really good race track," he said. "It was nice and hard, smooth and wide. You had multiple grooves on the track to race on.

"We got a really, really good start. I believe we were up to second in the first two laps. I ended up grabbing the lead on a restart about 10 laps in. I got (the leader) on the bottom in turn one. He floated through the middle and I ended up being able to creep underneath him. We had one restart with about 10 laps to go and I got a good restart. We fought through traffic and I just tried to keep pushing."

Starks maintained the top spot for the remainder of the race to visit Victory Lane.

He and Rutz are slated to compete this Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, for the 61st annual Gold Cup with the NSA Shootout.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 19 - Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 15 (4).

Aug. 20 - Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (6).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 7 wins, 11 top fives, 14 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, for the 61st annual Gold Cup with the NSA Shootout

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 - Starks Timber Processing

Starks Timber Processing is a logging business owned by Trey's father, John, who is a third-generation logger. It has been based out of Washington for more than 15 years.

"Starks Timber Processing is what provides me the opportunity to race," Trey said. "It has played a huge role in my life, both on the track and away from it."

Starks would also like to thank Blue Dot Fabrications, SpeedMart, Security Race Products, King Racing Products and Masco Petroleum for their continued support.

 

 

Atomic Power Racing Hour from Features 4 Divisions from Ohsweken with Kasey Kahne in a 360 Sprint

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (August 22, 2016)- This edition of the Atomic Power Racing Hour amps up with 30 bonus minutes, 3 additional classes, and one national racing star that shined brightly at one of the premier dirt tracks.

Starting this Tuesday, August 23, the Atomic Power Racing Hour will air for 90 minutes on Time Warner Cable Sports Channels across Upstate New York. The second trip for the Go Nuclear! Late Models in series history brought with it an opportunity to showcase three other divisions battling at “The Big O” to make one jam-packed episode.

Along with full coverage of the Go Nuclear Late Models, the ROC Sportsman’s inaugural trip to Ohsweken is part of the program, as is a look at Ohsweken’s own Crate Sprint division. To round out the program, the 360 sprints, the staple of the 3/8-mile oval, turn the speed up as the locals battle Kasey Kahne in his first trip to Southern Ontario.

Doug Elkins and Rich Vleck take you through the action while expert pit reporter Paul Szmal is joined by Ohsweken Announcer Clinton Geoffrey for a variety of reports and for on-track interviews.

Scheduled airtimes are listed below for the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany markets. Those slots, like all others, are listed at www.GoNuclearLateModelSeries.com. Don’t forget that you can watch every Atomic Power Racing Hour episode at any time on the Atomic Power Racing Hour Channel of YouTube.

The Atomic Power Racing Hour and Go Nuclear! Late Model Series are presented by Excel Tower Service along with Humber Nurseries, Tenacious Sound, Adam Nayler Plumbing, BTech Concrete and Construction, Gillees NAPA, Deerhaven Victory Motorcycles, Laguna, HVH Super Sucker, Beyea Custom Headers, Bellevue Fabricating, Guilleven International, C. Smith Automotive Machine Shop, Superior Crane, Scott Jeffrey’s Performance and many other fine sponsors.

The Atomic Power Racing Hour is produced and distributed by Hot Wings Media. Hot Wings Media has packaged more than 40 race events in the last seven years from more than a dozen facilities. If you are interested in getting your track, series or event in to more than two million homes across Upstate New York, or email rvstats@yahoo.com for more information.

Atomic Power Racing Hour from Ohsweken (Additional Times TBD):

Buffalo Market (Channels 25, 323)

Rochester Market (Channels 26, 323)

Syracuse Market (Channels 19, 323)

Albany Market (Channels 50, 323)

Tues

8/23

10:00 AM

Thurs

8/25

10:00 AM

Sat

8/27

10:30 AM

Wed

8/31

10:00 AM

Thurs

9/1

12:00 PM

Sun

9/4

10:00 AM

 

 

TED HORN 100 AT DuQUOIN SEPTEMBER 3; SPRINGFIELD’S BETTENHAUSEN 100 RAINED OUT

The battle for USAC’s Silver Crown Championship was delayed by Saturday’s continuing rain in the Midwest, which forced postponement of the “Bettenhausen 100” at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Race organizer Bob Sargent and USAC officials are considering a possible rain date which will be announced if and when it is firm.

That sets the stage for the Saturday night, September 3 “Ted Horn 100” at the Du Quoin (Ill.) State Fair. A total of 37 cars had been pre-entered at Springfield, leading to what promises to be a banner entry list for Du Quoin.

Kody Swanson’s point lead is only 13 points over Chris Windom and with the 76 points available at Du Quoin, the standings could be shaken up. Justin Grant ranks third in the points, 76 points behind Swanson.

A strong Illinois contingent of drivers will be gunning for the Du Quoin victory, including two-time, defending race winner Shane Cockrum of Benton. With Elkhart native Chris Urish’s surprise victory in the 2013 Du Quoin race, the “Land of Lincoln” could register its fourth straight victory September 3.

Other Illini hopefuls are Windom, Patrick Lawson, A.J. Fike, J.C. Bland, Zach Daum, Joey Moughan, Tad Roach and Terry Babb. Drivers from a dozen other states are also among the entries.

In addition to Cockrum and Urish, former Du Quoin champs Jeff Swindell, Shane Cottle, Brian Tyler and Swanson are also expected to compete in the race honoring the memory of the three-time AAA National Champion Ted Horn.

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UPCOMING USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT:

DATE: Saturday, September 3, 2016

SERIES: USAC Silver Crown Championship

TRACK: Du Quoin State Fairgrounds (Du Quoin, Illinois) – 1-mile dirt oval

EVENTS: “Ted Horn 100” featuring the USAC Silver Crown Championship

STARTING TIMES: TBA

TICKETS: TBA

TRACK ADDRESS: 655 Executive Dr, Du Quoin, IL 62832

TRACK PHONE: (618) 542-1515 (Track) or (217) 764-3200 (Promoter)

TRACK WEBSITE: http://trackenterprises.com/

MEDIA COVERAGE: Live updates on https://www.facebook.com/usacracing/ and https://twitter.com/USACNation

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ALL-TIME CHAMP CAR WINNERS AT THE Du QUOIN STATE FAIRGROUNDS:

1948: Lee Wallard & Johnnie Parsons, 1949: Tony Bettenhausen, 1951: Tony Bettenhausen & Tony Bettenhausen, 1952: Chuck Stevenson, 1953: Sam Hanks, 1954: Sam Hanks, 1955: Jimmy Bryan, 1956: Jimmy Bryan, 1957: Jud Larson, 1958: Johnny Thomson, 1959: Rodger Ward, 1960: A.J. Foyt, 1961: A.J. Foyt, 1963: A.J. Foyt, 1964: A.J. Foyt, 1965: Don Branson, 1966: Bud Tingelstad, 1967: A.J. Foyt, 1968: Mario Andretti, 1969: Al Unser, 1970: Al Unser, 1971: George Snider, 1972: Tom Bigelow & A.J. Foyt, 1973: Mario Andretti, 1974: Mario Andretti, 1975: Tom Bigelow, 1976: Bubby Jones, 1977: Tom Bigelow, 1978: Pancho Carter, 1979: Bill Vukovich, 1980: Gary Bettenhausen & Gary Bettenhausen, 1981: Rich Vogler, 1982: Gary Bettenhausen, 1983: Gary Bettenhausen, 1984: Joe Saldana, 1985: Rick Hood, 1986: Jack Hewitt, 1987: Jack Hewitt, 1988: Gary Bettenhausen, 1989: Chuck Gurney, 1990: Jeff Swindell, 1991: Stevie Reeves, 1992: Johnny Parsons, 1993: Jack Hewitt, 1994: Chuck Gurney, 1995: Johnny Parsons, 1996: Chuck Gurney, 1997: Russ Gamester, 1998: Jimmy Sills, 1999: Tony Elliott, 2000: Kasey Kahne, 2001: Paul White, 2002: J.J. Yeley, 2003: Rich Tobias, Jr., 2004: Tyler Walker, 2005: Tracy Hines, 2006: Tracy Hines, 2007: Shane Cottle, 2008: Brian Tyler, 2010: Kody Swanson, 2011: Kyle Larson, 2013: Chris Urish, 2014: Shane Cockrum, 2015: Shane Cockrum

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2016 USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVER POINT STANDINGS (TOP-10):

1. (458) Kody Swanson (Kingsburg, CA)

2. (445) Chris Windom (Canton, IL)

3. (382) Justin Grant (Ione, CA)

4. (364) Jerry Coons, Jr. (Tucson, AZ)

5. (326) David Byrne (Shullsburg, WI)

6. (317) Shane Cottle (Kokomo, IN)

7. (305) Casey Shuman (Tempe, AZ)

8. (288) Austin Nemire (Sylvania, OH)

9. (235) Joe Liguori (Tampa, FL)

10. (213) Tanner Swanson (Kingsburg, CA)

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2016 USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP “ROOKIE” DRIVER POINT STANDINGS (TOP-10):

1. (305) Casey Shuman (Tempe, AZ)

2. (235) Joe Liguori (Tampa, FL)

3. (101) Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA)

4. (95) Joe Axsom (Franklin, IN)

5. (65) Neil Shepherd (Warsaw, IN)

6. (61) Robert Stout (Brownsburg, IN)

7. (49) Hunter Schuerenberg (Sikeston, MO)

8. (37) Kevin Studley (Plainfield, IN)

9. (36) J.C. Bland (Springfield, IL)

10. (29) Dave Berkheimer (Mechanicsburg, PA)

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2016 USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP OWNER POINT STANDINGS (TOP-10):

1. (458) DePalma Motorsports #63

2. (397) RPM/Fred Gormly #98

3. (382) Chris Carli #8

4. (364) Nolen Racing #20

5. (326) Byrne Racing #40

6. (317) Curtis Williams #81

7. (305) Patty Bateman #55

8. (294) RPM/Fred Gormly #99

9. (288) Hemelgarn Enterprises #91

10. (213) Bowman Racing #02

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2016 USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE & RESULTS:

Apr 3: Terre Haute, IN - Terre Haute Action Track

WINNER: C.J. Leary

Apr 30: Toledo, OH - Toledo Speedway

WINNER: Rained Out

May 26: Indianapolis, IN - Indiana State Fairgrounds

WINNER: Kody Swanson

May 27: Brownsburg, IN - Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis

WINNER: Tanner Swanson

Jun 10: Mechanicsburg, PA - Williams Grove Speedway

WINNER: Chris Windom

Jun 25: @ Madison, IL - Gateway Motorsports Park

WINNER: Tanner Swanson

Jul 21: Brownsburg, IN - Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis

WINNER: Kody Swanson

Aug 13: Salem, IN - Salem Speedway

WINNER: Kody Swanson

Aug 20: @ Springfield, IL - Illinois State Fairgrounds

WINNER: Postponed by Rain

Sep 3: Du Quoin, IL – Du Quoin State Fairgrounds

Sep 24: Rossburg, OH - Eldora Speedway

**Races noted with @ represent an afternoon race.

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2016 USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP STATISTICS:

RACE WINS:

1. (3) Kody Swanson (Indiana State Fairgrounds on May 26, Lucas Oil Raceway on July 21 & Salem Speedway on Aug. 13)

2. (2) Tanner Swanson (Lucas Oil Raceway on May 27 & Gateway Motorsports Park on June 25)

2. (1) C.J. Leary (Terre Haute Action Track on April 3)

(1) Chris Windom (Williams Grove Speedway on June 10)

LAPS LED:

1. (159) Kody Swanson

2. (101) Justin Grant

3. (88) Chris Windom

4. (80) Bobby Santos

5. (55) Tanner Swanson

6. (50) Aaron Pierce

7. (36) C.J. Leary

8. (32) Jerry Coons, Jr.

9. (25) Brady Bacon

10. (9) Shane Cottle

TOP-FIVE FINISHES:

1. (7) Chris Windom

2. (6) Kody Swanson

3. (3) Jerry Coons, Jr., Justin Grant & Tanner Swanson

6. (2) Brady Bacon, Bryan Clauson & Bobby Santos

9. (1) David Byrne, Shane Cottle, C.J. Leary, Joe Liguori, Austin Nemire, Aaron Pierce & Robert Stout

TOP-TEN FINISHES:

1. (7) Chris Windom

2. (6) Jerry Coons, Jr., Justin Grant & Kody Swanson

5. (4) David Byrne, Shane Cottle & Joe Liguori

8. (3) Bryan Clauson, Casey Shuman & Tanner Swanson

11. (2) Joe Axsom, Brady Bacon, Shane Cockrum, Dave Darland, C.J. Leary, Aaron Pierce, Bobby Santos & Mark Smith

17. (1) Steve Buckwalter, Patrick Lawson, Austin Nemire, Ryan Newman, Davey Ray, Hunter Schuerenberg, Robert Stout & Jacob Wilson

PROSOURCE FAST QUALIFYING TIMES:

1. (2) Kody Swanson

2. (1) Brady Bacon, Justin Grant, C.J. Leary, Bobby Santos & Tanner Swanson

RACE STARTS:

1. (7) David Byrne, Jerry Coons, Jr., Justin Grant, Casey Shuman, Kody Swanson & Chris Windom

7. (6) Shane Cottle, Joe Liguori & Austin Nemire

10. (5) Shane Cockrum

11. (4) Patrick Lawson

12. (3) Brady Bacon, Steve Buckwalter, Bryan Clauson, Dave Darland, C.J. Leary, Aaron Pierce, Billy Puterbaugh, Jr., Bobby Santos, Tanner Swanson & Jacob Wilson

22. (2) Joe Axsom, Terry Babb, J.C. Bland, Terry James, Neil Shepherd & Mark Smith

28. (1) Robert Ballou, Dave Berkheimer, Chris Fetter, A.J. Fike, Russ Gamester, John Heydenreich, Danny Long, Joey Moughan, Ryan Newman, Billy Pauch, Jr., Davey Ray, Tad Roach, Hunter Schuerenberg, Robert Stout, Kevin Studley, Jeff Swindell & Mitch Wissmiller

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TOP “ROOKIE” FINISHER OF THE RACE:

Apr. 3: Terre Haute Action Track – Casey Shuman (12th)

May 26: Indiana State Fairgrounds – Mark Smith (9th)

May 27: Lucas Oil Raceway – Robert Stout (4th)

June 10: Williams Grove Speedway – Mark Smith (6th)

June 25: Gateway Motorsports Park – Joe Liguori (5th)

July 21: Lucas Oil Raceway – Joe Axsom (9th)

Aug. 13: Salem Speedway – Joe Liguori (8th)

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KSE RACING PRODUCTS “HARD CHARGER” OF THE RACE:

Apr. 3: Terre Haute Action Track – Bryan Clauson (6 positions)

May 26: Indiana State Fairgrounds – Terry James (13 positions)

May 27: Lucas Oil Raceway – Shane Cockrum (7 positions)

June 10: Williams Grove Speedway – Bryan Clauson (14 positions)

June 25: Gateway Motorsports Park – Joe Liguori (4 positions)

July 21: Lucas Oil Raceway – Casey Shuman (4 positions)

Aug. 13: Salem Speedway – Chris Windom (4 positions)

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ALL-TIME USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE WINS:

1. [23 wins] Jack Hewitt

2. [17 wins] Brian Tyler

3. [16 wins] Dave Steele

4. [15 wins] Kody Swanson & J.J. Yeley

6. [14 wins] Dave Darland & Chuck Gurney

8. [12 wins] Jimmy Sills

9. [11 wins] Bobby East

10. [10 wins] Gary Bettenhausen & Mike Bliss

12. [9 wins] Tracy Hines

13. [7 wins] Jerry Coons Jr., Rick Hood, George Snider & Tanner Swanson

17. [6 wins] Tom Bigelow, Russ Gamester, Kenny Irwin Jr., Jason Leffler, Bobby Santos, Ken Schrader & Al Unser

24. [5 wins] Mario Andretti, Donnie Beechler, Pancho Carter, Jay Drake, Tony Elliott, Bud Kaeding, Sheldon Kinser, Larry Rice

32. [4 wins] Jeff Swindell & Rich Vogler

34. [3 wins] Steve Butler, Shane Cockrum, Cameron Dodson, A.J. Fike, Levi Jones, Kasey Kahne, Jim Keeker, Steve Kinser, Bobby Olivero, Johnny Parsons, Aaron Pierce, Ron Shuman, Tony Stewart, Tyler Walker, Paul White & Chris Windom

50. [2 wins] Pat Abold, Steve Chassey, Bryan Clauson, Larry Dickson, Bill Engelhart, A.J. Foyt, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Larson, Ryan Newman, Joe Saldana, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Cole Whitt, Josh Wise & Doug Wolfgang

64. [1 win] Teddy Beach, Christopher Bell, Jeff Bloom, David Byrne, Marvin Carman, Shane Carson, Bob Cicconi, Herb Copeland, Shane Cottle, Bruce Field, Aaron Fike, Chet Fillip, Bob Frey, Eric Gordon, John Heydenreich, Gary Hieber, Shane Hmiel, Shane Hollingsworth, Jimmy Horton, Jackie Howerton, Kevin Huntley, Kenny Jacobs, Bubby Jones, Keith Kauffman, Jimmy Kite, Chuck Leary, C.J. Leary, Eddie Leavitt, Jason McCord, Jim McElreath, Lealand McSpadden, Mat Neely, Brad Noffsinger, Stevie Reeves, Wayne Reutimann Jr., Danny Smith, Kevin Thomas, Rich Tobias Jr., Chris Urish & Billy Vukovich

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ALL-TIME USAC SILVER CROWN DRIVER CHAMPIONS:

1971: George Snider; 1972: A.J. Foyt; 1973: Al Unser; 1974: Mario Andretti; 1975: Jimmy Caruthers; 1976: Billy Cassella; 1977: Larry Rice; 1978: Pancho Carter; 1979: Bobby Olivero; 1980: Gary Bettenhausen; 1981: Larry Rice; 1982: Ken Schrader; 1983: Gary Bettenhausen; 1984: Dave Blaney; 1985: Rick Hood; 1986: Jack Hewitt; 1987: Jack Hewitt; 1988: Steve Butler; 1989: Chuck Gurney; 1990: Jimmy Sills; 1991: Jeff Gordon; 1992: Steve Butler; 1993: Mike Bliss; 1994: Jimmy Sills; 1995: Tony Stewart; 1996: Jimmy Sills; 1997: Dave Darland; 1998: Jason Leffler; 1999: Ryan Newman; 2000: Tracy Hines; 2001: Paul White; 2002: J.J. Yeley; 2003: J.J. Yeley; 2004: Dave Steele; 2005: Dave Steele; 2006: Bud Kaeding; 2007: Bud Kaeding; 2008: Jerry Coons Jr.; 2009: Bud Kaeding; 2010: Levi Jones; 2011: Levi Jones; 2012: Bobby East; 2013: Bobby East; 2014: Kody Swanson; 2015: Kody Swanson

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Almost Earns 20th Top 10 Before Mechanical Woes Strike

Inside Line Promotions - VISALIA, Calif. (Aug. 22, 2016) - Giovanni Scelzi nearly registered his 20th top-10 finish of the season last Friday at Plaza Park Raceway.

Unfortunately, a mechanical problem derailed the team throughout the micro sprint event at the fast bullring.

"The track was really hooked up and rough throughout the night," he said. "Our motor gradually got worse as the night went on."

Scelzi kicked off the action by qualifying third quickest overall. However, the engine woes slowed him in a heat race as he placed fifth to miss the feature inversion by only one spot.

"On Lap 3 or 4 of the heat race I got passed and I just couldn't catch the guy in front of me," he said. "We rode around in eighth for most of the main event. With about five laps to go there was a red flag and the motor was really hot so I just pulled off."

Scelzi elected to exit the race early to avoid damaging his engine and he was credited with a 12th-place result.

His next scheduled race is set for Sept. 17 at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., where he will pilot a winged sprint car for Roth Motorsports.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 20 - Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 12 (9).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 7 wins, 17 top fives, 19 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 17 at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

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 video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Weld Wheels

Founded in 1967 by successful sprint car racer and entrepreneur Greg Weld, Weld Racing has been the technology pioneer and trend setter for the wheel industry. From lifted trucks to 300 mph drag race cars, Weld's ability to design a wheel optimized for performance and style is unmatched. For more information, visit http://www.WeldRacing.com.

"When you look around the pits almost every car has Weld Wheels," Scelzi said. "The majority of people run their product because of its strength and durability."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Fowler Packing, Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Red Rose Transportation, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, Schoenfeld Headers, Metric Cycles Racing Engines, Red Line Oil, Panella Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, KW Suspensions, MicroBlue Bearings, Worldwide Bearings, Sweet Blast Tech, Todd Jorgensen, G&J Truck Sales, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Red Fuel, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Southern Pacific Farms, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance and Adams Performance for their continued support.

 

 

Six Track Championships Will Be Decided This Weekend at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Aug. 22, 2016) - Six track championships will be decided this weekend at Jackson Motorplex.

The action begins on Friday for Livewire Printing and Pizza Ranch Night, which showcases the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars and the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series for a complete show with only one feature (rather than double features that were on the initial season schedule). The Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprint Cars are also on tap along with the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars, which will be the final points-paying event of the season for the class.

The top four drivers in the class are eligible for the title heading into the race with Mike Stien on top of the standings. Colin Smith ranks second (21 points out of the lead), Jesse Lindberg third (24 points back) and Nate Eakin is fourth (25 points behind Stien).

Gregg Bakker currently leads the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars championship standings by 54 points over Scott Winters with Skylar Prochaska only four points behind Winters.

The weekend will conclude at the half-mile oval on Saturday with the final points-paying night for the five Saturday classes.

Each driver can earn a maximum of 40 points per event so here are the eligible drivers for a championship in each class:

Don Gerritsen Jr. leads Chris Palsrok by 31 points in the Wilmont Oil IMCA A-Mods championship standings.

Luke Sathoff is on top of the After Hours Graphics & Tees IMCA Stock Cars by three points over Jim Larson. Levi Feltman is 23 points out of the lead, Dustin Larson 30 points behind Sathoff and Gary Mattison 31 points out of the top spot.

Justin Luinenburg has a 19-point advantage in the Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA Hobby Stocks standings over Austin Jahnz.

Jason Andrews leads the Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA Sport Mods division by 28 points over Matthew Looft with Dan Paplow 40 points behind Andrews.

Nate Coopman owns a 15-point lead in the Boji Bay Water Park IMCA Sport Compacts championship standings over Jay Devries.

Additionally, IMCA vintage modifieds and stock cars will compete both nights.

Tickets for Friday are $18 for adult general admission, $15 for seniors ages 65 and older, $10 for students ages 13 to 18 and free for children ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $30.

The pits are slated to open at 3 p.m. with the front gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps will begin around 7:30 p.m.

Speed Shift TV is providing live Pay-Per-View video at http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

Tickets for Saturday's program are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors ages 65 and older, $6 for students ages 13 to 18 and free for children ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $30.

The pits will open at 4 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7 p.m.

UP NEXT -

FRIDAY featuring Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars, Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars, Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprint Cars and IMCA vintage modifieds and stock cars

SATURDAY featuring Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks, Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts, After Hours Graphics & Tees IMCA stock cars and IMCA vintage modifieds and stock cars

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 and Saturdays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360ci winged sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA sport mods, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com.

 

 

Swindell Records Top Five During Winged Midget Pavement Debut

Inside Line Promotions - EPPING, N.H. (Aug. 22, 2016) - Sammy Swindell scored a top-five finish during his winged midget pavement debut last Saturday at Star Speedway.

Swindell produced an efficient night while driving for Tim Bertrand at the Northeastern Midget Association event.

"It was real good," Swindell said. "They did two practices and your time in the practice was your qualifying time. In the first practice they had all the cars out there so it got real crowded. I was fourth quick. The second one they split the groups up so you were able to run more laps by yourself."

Swindell qualified second quickest, which lined him up last - seventh - in a heat race. He then charged to a third-place result in a heat race. That started him on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"The car was pretty good," he said. "We made some little changes with the car and made it better. The feature started out good, but we had a problem with the wheel bleeder. It wasn't on and the left rear tire grew like four pounds. We lost over an inch of stagger, which is a lot when you're running five inches. It started out a little bit free and it was going to get tighter. It kept getting tighter and tighter the whole race. We were able to run laps with those guys (in front). At the end on the last restart I started on the inside and the car was tight. There was someone on the outside so I couldn't use up the whole track and he was able to get by."

Swindell spent the entire feature racing in the top five before ending with a fourth-place result.

"The car is so much different than anything I've ever driven, but it was fun," he said. "It does the same things like when you get on a slicker track. You want to stay straight and be smooth. It's similar to a winged (sprint) car, but it doesn't have all the downforce. It's similar to driving a sprint car when it gets on a rubber down track. They don't move around much like a sprint car does because they are pretty stiff and made to run the pavement.

"I want to thank Tim and the team for the opportunity. It was a great time and I hope we get to do it again."

Swindell will return to dirt on Monday when he will pilot a CJB Motorsports sprint car at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions before tackling the AGCO Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the National Sprint League on Sept. 3-4.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 20 - Star Speedway in Epping, N.H. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 4 (5).

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 Acme Graphix, J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, John Christner Trucking, High Performance Lubricants, Sweet Manufacturing, FK Rod Ends, Simpson Race Products, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Jack Sodeman, Jr. Earns Eighth Western PA Victory of the Season

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio (August 22, 2016) - After earning his eighth sprint car victory of the 2016 season, and his fifth at Mercer Raceway Park, Jack Sodeman, Jr. has officially set the stage for a potential Western Pennsylvania sweep; earning track championships at Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park.

Although Sodeman enters the weekend as the current point leader at both facilities, each title is still mathematically at large. The North Jackson, Ohio, native will enter the final weekend of championship competition with a 28 point advantage at Lernerville Speedway and a near-200 point advantage at Mercer Raceway Park.

Sodeman earned his fifth Mercer Raceway Park victory of the season on Saturday night, August 20, by nearly three seconds over Bryan Sebetto and Michael Baur. A championship in 2016 would give Sodeman three in the last four years at the Mercer short track, including a second consecutive.

“We certainly haven’t overlooked our position, but we still have a season to finish,” Sodeman, Jr. explained. “If we just keep doing what we have been, the championships and points will come on their own. The last thing we want to do is enter this weekend overconfident and race ourselves out of a title. We have to race smart and work toward the front.”

Lernerville Speedway will host their final night of championship points on Friday night, August 26, with Mercer’s to follow on Saturday, August 27. A title at Lernerville Speedway would be a first ever feat for Jack Sodeman, Jr., adding to a rich resume that includes championships at Sportsman’s Speedway, Sharon Speedway, and Mercer Raceway Park.

“I owe it all to my family, not just this year, but every year,” Sodeman said. “They introduced me to this sport and I owe it all to them for keeping me around it and supporting me while I participate. We’ve had some great nights, and we’ve had some bad, but we keep pushing and good things happen. We’re excited to see how this weekend unfolds. It’s all on us; we can win it or lose it.”

Race fans are invited to keep up with Jack Sodeman, Jr. all across the Web. News and information will be posted regularly at www.jacksodeman.com and www.fullyinjected.com. Follow Jack Sodeman, Jr. on all of the available social networks including Twitter: www.twitter.com/Sodeman23jr.

Recent Highlights: Swept 410 sprint car competition in Western Pennsylvania on July 15/16 by winning main events at Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park. Earned most recent win on Saturday, August 6, at Mercer Raceway Park - Putzy Memorial worth $3,000.

2015 Wins: 4 2016 Wins: 8 - (3 - Lernerville Speedway) (5 - Mercer Raceway Park)

Jack Sodeman, Jr. would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Glassmere Fuel, Economy Tooling, PRS Transit, Townsend Gas & Oil, Inc., Butlerbuilt, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Triple X Race Components.

 

 

Brock Zearfoss Gets Number Two, Winner at Port Royal Speedway!

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (August 22, 2015) - For the second time in 2016 and for the second time in his career, Brock Zearfoss is a winner during 410 sprint car competition. The “Jonestown Jet” earned his second-ever victory on Saturday evening, August 20, at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, nearly dominating the main event before crossing under the flagstand two seconds ahead of the competition.

Zearfoss has been a regular competitor at the “Speed Palace” in 2016 and entered the August 20 program fourth in the championship chase. The victory, coming from the outside of row three, propelled Zearfoss to third in the title hunt, 230 points behind point leader Doug Esh. With major events still left on the agenda at Port Royal Speedway, including the Labor Day Classic and Tuscarora 50 weekend, Zearfoss hopes to use his victory as a major momentum boost and snag one of the many major prizes up for grabs later in the season.

“Man, this feels awesome,” Zearfoss explained. “We were basically flawless on Saturday. We’ve been working to reach this point since we started racing 410 sprint cars. Our first victory at Williams Grove Speedway lifted a lot of weight off of our shoulders, but still, you grow anxious to earn the next one. To stand on that victory lane stage at Port Royal Speedway is pretty cool. We don’t want that to be our only appearance.”

Zearfoss, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Leach’s Automotive, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Comprehensive Test and Balance, Berkebile Oil Company, No. 3Z entry, made one other 410 sprint car start during the recent weekend, finishing 14th against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg. The Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native earned his place in the $5,000-to-win main event by finishing fifth during his respective heat race; he started 17th on the feature grid.

Up next on the Brock Zearfoss Racing agenda is a trio of Central Pennsylvania programs on Friday through Sunday, August 26-28. The “3Z” machine will visit Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, and Path Valley Speedway Park, all in that particular order.

“I can’t thank everyone enough for their help and support. The list is long, but they know who they are,” Zearfoss said. “My family, my crew, my sponsors; they all play a huge role in this race team. We have nights that don’t go so well, but we hang tough and work through it. That’s what makes this team so special; we keep plugging away and never give up. Good things happen when you keep working hard and that is what we want to continue doing. We have a long weekend coming up, as well as a busy rest of the year. We’re excited to see what we can do.”

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

Recent Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA

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

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Leach’s Automotive, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Comprehensive Test and Balance, Berkebile Oil Company, 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, Tate and Sons Firewood, BAPS Auto Paint and Supplies

 

 

Danny Dietrich Defends Posse Dirt Against Invading All Stars, Three Events Ahead!

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA (August 22, 2016) - Danny Dietrich battled tough for two top-ten finishes against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the recent weekend, earning one main event victory in the process, raising his season win total to six. The victory, occurring at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 20, after starting second on the feature grid, earned the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native $5,000 for his efforts, winning by nearly three seconds over a pair of fellow “Pennsylvania Posse” competitors, Alan Krimes and Lucas Wolfe. The Arctic Cat All Star victory was his second of the season, also beating the traveling series at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove with a final lap pass over Dave Blaney in late April.

“We were pretty happy to be back at Lincoln Speedway,” Dietrich said. “I feel like we haven’t been there in a long time. I think we have something figured out with this race car. We still have a lot of racing left. I plan to keep this success going and work for some more wins down the road.”

Dietrich, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Hickory Run Orchards, Weikert’s Livestock, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, No. 48 entry, earned his first Arctic Cat All Star top-ten finish of the recent weekend by finishing sixth on Friday night, August 19, at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg. “Double-D” now has four top-ten finishes on the season during Arctic Cat All Star CIrcuit of Champions competition in just eight main event starts.

Danny Dietrich and crew will move ahead and begin preparing for three Central Pennsylvania events in three days during the upcoming weekend, including reappearances at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway. The six-time main event winner thus far in 2016 will enter action on Friday through Sunday, August 26-28, visiting Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, capped off with the Fred Rahmer promoted Party at the Path at Path Valley Speedway Park on Sunday, August 28.

“We’ll just keep doing what we’ve been doing,” Dietrich said. “We’re having fun right now and that’s pretty important. My guys now how to work hard, but keep things entertaining. I have the best team in the business right now and I owe all of our successes to them. My major sponsors, fans, car owner, crew; they all play a huge role in what we do. They keep us on the road and I’m very appreciative of that.”

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 networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/

Recent Highlights: Earned two victories during PA Sprint Speedweek (Mitch Smith Memorial and Selinsgrove Speedway Finale), as well as the overall PA Sprint Speedweek championship.

2015 Wins: 16

2016 Wins: 6 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway)

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Hickory Run Orchards, Weikert’s Livestock, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard

 

 

NSA Shootout Offering Enhanced Purse and Giveaways This Weekend at Castrol Raceway for Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (Aug. 22, 2016) - The 61st annual Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup features an enhanced purse as well as multiple giveaways.

The two-day 360ci winged sprint car event this Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is the middle doubleheader during the six-race, three-weekend NSA Shootout. This Friday's feature pays $2,000 to win with Saturday's main event providing $4,000 to win, $2,000 for second, $1,500 for third and at least $400 to start. All money is paid in United States currency.

Additionally, a sponsor has covered the entry fee for every sprint car driver, each team that competes in both nights will leave with at least $500 in U.S. dollars and a number of free hotel rooms are available for teams that commit early enough.

"Gold Cup is Canada's oldest oval racing event and is one of the most prestigious to win in the country and now there's even more incentive for the racers this year with a good payout each night and numerous giveaways," NSA Shootout Founder Mike Quigley said. "We're excited to partner with Rob Reeves and his great team at Castrol Raceway this weekend. I think it will be an outstanding show each night."

The NSA Shootout would also like to thank Dewar Western Inc., Joan Albert and Family, Carlan Services, Ron Hodgson Chevrolet, North American Diesel Performance, Northern Collision, Central Tire, B&R Recovery Inc., All West Auto Parts, Xtreme Oilfield Technologies, SpeedMart, Castrol Raceway, DC Signs, King Racing Products, 82 Ave Lo-Cost Automatic Transmission, Triple X Racing Components, CRI Rutz Racing, ProWest Motorsports, Airways Country Inn, Blackjacks Roadhouse and Pulse Racing Innovations for support of the event.

Quigley and Ron MacDonell shared this sentiment about Jim Albert and the Gold Cup:

"To say Jim Albert was a car enthusiast would be just scratching the surface of the man. He was a collector extraordinaire. He has more than 400 cars in various conditions and I'm sure Joan would call it something else other than a 'collection.' Jim was much more than a collector of cars. He was also a collector of misfits, down on your luck and yes, some of the criminal element worked for him over the years as well. Jim believed in second chances; where others would not hire, Jim would. I used to kid Jim that he has Canada's most wanted working for him in one capacity or another.

"Jim was a motor head through and through. His love of sprint car racing is legendary, from having as many as six teams racing under his banner at one time to selflessly lending motors, cars and even trailers so competitors could make it out the next weekend. Don't get me wrong, Jim was a fierce competitor, he expected you to perform and represent him with class and respect.

"The Gold Cup epitomises what Jim stood for - fair and equal competition and may the best team win!"

Following this weekend's doubleheader the NSA Shootout will wrap up on Sept. 9-10 at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., where the opening night will pay $2,000 to win and the finale $7,500 to win and $500 to start.

Online tickets are on sale for the two-day spectacle at Billings Motorsports Park at http://www.BMPSpeedway.com. Adult tickets are $20 for Friday ($17 pre-buy) and $25 for Saturday ($21 pre-buy) and $10 each night ($7 per night pre-buy) for children ages 7 to 11. Children ages 6 and younger get in free. There's also a pre-buy bundle for the weekend providing adult tickets for both nights for only $37 and children ages 7 to 11 for only $11 total.

Aaron Reutzel captured the $7,500 top prize for winning the opening doubleheader of the NSA Shootout at Billings Motorsports Park on July 16 following a rain out on Night 1.

2016 NSA SHOOTOUT -

Dates :

JULY 15 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - (RAINED OUT)

JULY 16 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - (WINNER: AARON REUTZEL)

AUG. 26 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Gold Cup

AUG. 27 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Gold Cup

SEPT. 9 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - $2,000 to win

SEPT. 10 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - $7,500 to win, $500 to start

Type : 360ci winged sprint cars

Rules : ASCS

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSA_Shootout

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSA-Shootout-270333829988406/?fref=ts

THE EVENT -

The inaugural NSA Shootout features six total 360ci winged sprint car races - four at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., and two at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - this summer. All races have elevated pay and the event will showcase feature bonuses as well as a points fund.

RACE FORMAT -

All cars will qualify with the fastest qualifier earning 50 points. Each subsequent position drops one point. If there are 32 or more cars there will be split qualifying.

Heat races are inverted by six with the fastest qualifier lining up on the outside of the third row for the first heat race, the second fastest qualifier on the outside of the third row for the second heat race, etc. Heat race winners receive 50 points with each subsequent position dropping three points.

The top six drivers in combined qualifying and heat race points advance into the dash, which will be lined up via a redraw. Drivers ranked seven through 16 are locked into the main event with the B main transferring the top four into the back of the A Main.

POINTS FUND -

A points fund of at least $5,000 is up for grabs. Additional details will be released later.

FEATURE BONUSES -

Any driver who wins three of the six NSA Shootout main events will receive a $1,000 bonus. Four A Main victories nets a $1,500 bonus with five triumphs providing a $2,000 bonus. Sweeping all six races is worth an extra $2,500.

BILLINGS MOTORSPORTS PARK -

Billings Motorsports Park , also known as BMP Speedway, is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval located in Billings, Mont. The track hosts weekly racing from the middle of May through late September. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

CASTROL RACEWAY -

Castrol Raceway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It showcases weekly racing and special events from May through October. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

 

 

One point separates top two in both 305 Sprints and IMCA Sport Mods with season championships this week.

BURLINGTON, IA – The 2016 racing season is nearing the end at 34 Raceway with the Pepsi Season Championship Night this Saturday, August 27. All classes will be in action.

Its $5 Fan Appreciation Night so bring the family with just $5 grandstand admission for ages 11 and up. Kids 10 and under as always are admitted free. Plus there will be a driver autograph session on the track during intermission.

August 27 will be the final point race for the 2016 season with three of the classes seeing some extremely close battles for the championships. There will be heats and feature races for 305 sprints, mod lites, midgets and four cyclinders. The IMCA divisions will run features only including IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Sport Mods.

One driver could win two championships in the same year. John Oliver, Jr. Danville, holds a slim one point lead over Daniel Keltner, Wapello, in the Casebine Credit Union Sport Mod Class, 465 to 464. Oliver also holds a 20 point lead in the Pepsi IMCA Stock Car Division with 542 points over Tom Bowling, Jr. with 522.

Another tight point battle is in the W.T. Gabeline and Sons Trucking 305 Sprint division. Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, holds the top spot with 475 points, just one point ahead of Dave Getchell, Sperry, who sits in second place with 474.

Just six points separates the Ryner Transportation IMCA Modified point leaders with last year’s track champion Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Il. holding the lead with 510 points. Bill Roberts, Jr. Burlington is right behind Waterman with 504.

Ron Kibbe, Danville leads the point race in the Sonny’s Market 4 Cylinders with 522 pionts with Kimberly Abbot following in second with 492. Jeff Mallonee leads Jacob Sollenberger in the IMRA Midget division 235-202 and Mike Morrill holds a 20 point lead over Jimmy Halcomb, 275 to 255, in the Sunoco Fuels Mod Lite division.

For a complete list of the points for each class go to www.34raceway.com.

 

 

Paul McMahan 10th During World of Outlaws First Visit to Angell Park Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his first ever start at the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI on Sunday night with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Paul McMahan had a nice showing that saw him time in fifth fastest before finishing 10th in the feature event.

“It was a pretty good night for our race team,” McMahan said with a smile. “We timed in well, had a close call in our heat race, but were able to run pretty well in the feature event and get another Top-10.”

With 37 cars checked into the historic facility for the Corn Fest, McMahan would lay down a great lap during time trials as he timed the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Rick Rogers Construction No. 7 machine in fifth fastest in time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, McMahan would avoid a near disaster in the opening lap but would be relegated back to a fourth place finish. Not what he was hoping for, McMahan’s finish would move him into the feature event, though he would grid the field from the 13th starting position.

From the seventh row, McMahan would have a very good car as he went to work on the cushion that built up along the wall all the way around the track. Though he would have some trouble at times and make contact with the wall on a pair of occasions, McMahan would work his way into the Top-10.

Nursing a little bit of damage after smacking the wall, McMahn would hold strong in the Top-10 as he battled Jacob Allen and Jason Sides.

When the 40-lapper came to a close, McMahan would take the checkered flag with a 10th place finish.

“I think we were even better than a 10th place car, but the cushion got a little tricky and we knocked the ladder out of our car, and that gave us a little challenge,” McMahan said. “Thanks to the guys for working hard, and hopefully we can have a good showing near the MonDak Portables headquarters this weekend.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, and Hoosier Tire for their continued support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-72, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-18.

ON TAP: Paul McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team return to action on Friday night in Grand Forks, ND and on Sunday night in Minot, ND.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS7. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

 

 

Late Mishap Hampers Ian Madsen at Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Looking for big money at the Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup at Badlands Motor Speedway, Ian Madsen would get over the cushion while running in the fifth spot on Sunday night and suffer suspension damage that essentially relegated him to a 19th place finish.

“I thought we had good speed during the prelim and the finale, but we bent a radius rod in the Sunday night feature and couldn’t really recover,” Ian Madsen said.

Friday night at the Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, SD, Madsen timed the Logan Contractors Supply/Aspen Aire/Kline Electric No. 18 machine in 10th fastest in time trials before picking up a third place finish during his heat race.

By way of his preliminary efforts, the St. Marys, NSW driver would find himself ninth in event points and in the fifth row for the 25-lap Friday night feature event. With every spot important for his overall point total, Madsen had his elbows up as he was masterful on the Badlands Motor Speedway.

Getting up to the fourth spot at the line, Madsen would sit sixth overall and safely in the Sunday night A Scramble.

Picking up a sixth place finish in the 10-lap race on Sunday night, Madsen would line the Royal Flooring/Bobcat/TammyHeckart.com entry up in the third row for the 35-lap $50,000-to-win feature event.

At the onset of the feature, Madsen would lose a few spots as the field got up to speed as he would find himself back in the ninth spot at one point. A racy Badlands Motor Speedway offered the field multiple lines run, thus allowing Madsen the opportunity to work his way back forward.

Running the cushion, Madsen would work his way back up to the fifth spot but getting over the cushion would cause suspension issues on Madsen’s entry and he would make a trip to the work area.

Restarting from the tail end of the field, Madsen would not quite be the same, as he would take the checkered flag with a 19th place finish.

“It was not the result we wanted, and our result isn’t indicative of how good we were all weekend,” Madsen added. “We just ran into some bad luck in the feature event, and it cost us. My guys do a great job, and this team is really strong on a nightly basis.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Team Kline Electric, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, TammyHeckart.com, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Lucas Oil, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-60, Wins-7, Top-5’s- 29, Top 10’s-43

ON TAP: Madsen and company will be back in action on Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway with the National Sprint League.

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.

 

 

Jason Solwold Fourth at Badlands Motor Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to a track that is near and dear to him, Jason Solwold had a nice showing during the Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup at the Badlands Motor Speedway as he finished in the fourth spot on Sunday night.

“I really wanted to win that $50K for this team, but I got shuffled back on the start of the race Sunday night,” Solwold said. “We got going at the end of the race, and we got to traffic but the red flag flew and gave us clear track for the final laps.”

Timing his Scottie’s Plumbing/NW Team Excavating/KarMart Motorsports No. 18 machine in eighth fastest during qualifying night on Friday night, the Burlington, WA driver would pick up a third place finish and move into the 25-lap feature event.

With the race being hampered by an array of cautions and stoppages on Friday night, things would never get into a rhythm and Solwold would tally a ninth place finish.

With points being the name of the game, Solwold would do what he needed as he would cement himself in the Top-10 and earn a spot in Sunday night’s scramble.

Pocketing a fourth place finish in the Scramble, Solwold would line up alongside Rico Abreu in the second row for the 35-lap feature event.

As the race came to life, Solwold would go up top to runt he cushion, but it would result in him losing quite a few spots in the opening laps, as he slipped back to the 10th spot but remained calm.

Finding something on the bottom of the speedway, Solwold would run with his left side wheels hitting the insider berm lap after lap and make up a ton of ground.

Getting back into the Top-Five, Solwold would be come a threat in the closing laps as he closed in on Brady Bacon and Craig Dollansky.

As the lead pack got into traffic, Solwold would get even closer only to see the caution flag late in the race and give the leaders a clear track ahead.

The final laps would see Solwold make a bid for a spot on the podium, but at the stripe he would close his trip out with a fourth place finish.

“I want to thank my guys for making these last few weeks possible,” Solwold said. “I also want to thank the Badlands Motor Speedway team for taking care of us. They put on a first class show, and it’s always been a place I enjoy going.”

Solwold and the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team would like to thank Scottie’s Plumbing, NW Team Excavating, KarMart Motorsports, Doyle Guffie’s Rayle Auto Sales, Pops Entertainment, Vic’s 66, Speedmart, After Hours Painting, Triple X Race Co., Al Parker Race Engines, Wings Unlimited, Slade Shocks, Rob Graham Trucking, Wings Unlimited, Meyer Sings, Vahlco Wheels, Fuel Safe, and Pro Signs for their continued support.

ON TAP: Solwold and the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team will return home and hit the Skagit Speedway this Saturday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 30, Wins- 4, Top 5’s- 17, Top 10’s- 21.

 

 

DJ Netto Takes Over Helm Of Tri-C Motorsports No. 3C

PETERSEN MEDIA: Effective immediately, Hanford, CA driver DJ Netto will take over the controls of the famed Clyde and Marion Lamar No. 3c starting this Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

“I am extremely grateful that the Lamar family has asked me to drive their car,” DJ Netto said. “The 3c is an iconic car that has had some great drivers in it over the years, and it is an honor to be the newest pilot of it.”

Amidst a solid season with the King of the West Series, Netto will make his maiden voyage aboard the Tri-C Manufacturing/All American Powder Coating/Walker Performance filtration entry this Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway during the track’s final point event, and will return to action on Saturday night with the King of the West Series in Petaluma, CA.

The team will then gear up to for Gold Cup Week where they will battle with the Civil War Series and the World of Outlaws, and will try their hand in some of the West Coast’s biggest races that are coming in the fall as well as finishing up the KWS schedule.

“I really have to thank everyone at Kaeding Performance for what they have done for me and my team over the last year, and putting me in this position,” Netto said. “I truly feel the success that we had, made getting this ride possible.”

ON TAP: Netto returns to action with the King of the West Series on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-42, Wins-0, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-22

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

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Brian Brown – Sedalia High Roller!

(Bill W) August 22, 2016 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team got just the “pick-me-up” they needed Sunday night by winning the $15,000 “High Roller Classic” at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia. Thanks to Matt Wood Racing, who supplied their Ford power for the night, Brian was able to win, let alone compete. Making it extra special was the fact that the MWR #17w team rode along to the races. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver dedicated his win to Bryan Clauson.

After the 360 Nationals, you didn’t know if you’d be able to compete at Sedalia.

We were really lucky and thankful to have Matt Wood step up for us and let us use that engine. We always wondered what it would be like to run a Ford, and it was really good. It was even better than I expected. Without him, we wouldn’t have even been able to compete.

You started fourth in your heat race.

I knew we had to get going. Blake Hahn’s been running really well, and Sam Hafertepe was behind us. We were able to get a good run on the start. We led the first lap, and things went really well from there.

That put you in a redraw that saw you pull the third starting spot for the feature.

The bottom was the preferred line to take off, and Sam was up front. We were able to get under him and (Josh) Baughman. Sam peeled around the bottom of one and two, and we were able to get outside of him and get by. We were able to lead there until we got to traffic.

How was it getting through traffic?

It was difficult. The cushion was the predominant line, and you had to make your moves count. We were able to get through traffic pretty well and kind of set sail. Chad (Morgan) and Michael (Williams) had the car phenomenal. We were able to go wherever we wanted.

It had to feel great to bounce back and win one close to home!

We are really thankful for all of our partners, but it was especially great to do well for our local sponsors down there, Impact, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Oil, Weld Wheels and our other partners in the Sedalia area.

It was also special in that you had the #17w crew ride with you from their shop in Grain Valley.

Every single one of the Elk Grove Ford #17w team was with us. It was cool to be able to give them a little something to smile about, even if it was just for an hour. They’ve had a rough couple of weeks to say the least. Again, we have to thank Matt Wood. That was the most special win we’ve had in a long time, if not ever.

This Saturday is Season Championship Night at Knoxville.

We’re looking forward to getting back up there. We didn’t have the best Nationals, but we have a strong team. They always bounce back. They never give up, and work really, really hard. To bounce back like we did at Sedalia gives us momentum heading back to Knoxville. There’s still some money on line with the NSL and with the Knoxville points. We’re looking forward to getting back there and hopefully, getting a win.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

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

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

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

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Other Web site info

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FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Great Marketing Opportunities for 2016!

There are great marketing opportunities available with Brian Brown Racing for 2016 with available spots on the car including the side of the nose wing. For more information, e-mail Brian at Brian@BrianBrownRacing.com.

Brown’s Bits

Brian enters Season Championship Night in second place in the 410 point standings. Though he can’t catch Danny Lasoski, he wants to maintain his advantage over Ian Madsen, who is just twenty points behind, and Craig Dollansky, who is 214 points out in fourth.

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,850 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 5th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

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

Marketing Partner of the Week – Maxim Racing

In October of 2014, Dan Musselman (Previously Director of Operations) and his brother Ron formed a partnership and acquired Maxim Inc. Both have been involved in sprint car racing for over 40 years and have over 30 years of business, manufacturing and customer satisfaction experience. Dan and Ron would like to thank the sprint car racing community for embracing the change in ownership. The outcome has been very humbling.

Maxim Racing conducts business in its 12,600 square foot building located in Springfield, Illinois. At present, Maxim is fourteen employees strong and builds over 400 chassis annually.

Maxim Racing prides itself on providing great customer service, helping our clients on setup advice along with focusing on the highest level of quality and safety.

Visit Maxim Racing online at www.RaceMaxims.com and on Facebook at Maxim Racing Inc.

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Racing Optics

Brian says – “Bart at Racing Optics is one of the smartest guys in sprint car racing. He came up with the laminated tear-off. Looking through ten is like looking through one, and they sure help on those nights where the track is heavy.”

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Racing Optics is the world's largest manufacturer of laminated tear-offs for Auto Racing Helmets, Motorcycle racing Helmets, helmet shield protectors and NASCAR windshield tear-offs. Racing Optics also makes Laminated Tear-offs for Police and Military applications along with Medical and Industrial applications. Racing Optics has you covered from professional racers to professional law enforcement. Take some time to view all of their products at www.RacingOptics.com, and you might be surprised to see what else they do!

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

 

 

Matt Wood Racing – Kerry Madsen to Pilot Elk Grove Ford, CTCA, Bryan Clauson #17w at Knoxville!

(Bill W) August 22, 2016 – Kerry Madsen will be behind the wheel of the Matt Wood Racing, Elk Grove Ford, Cancer Treatment Centers of American, Bryan Clauson #17w this weekend with the National Sprint League at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia native has a track title to his credit, and has racked up ten wins this season between Australia and the United States. Two of those wins have come in NSL competition.

Kerry is looking forward to the opportunity. “Obviously, I’m excited, but at the same time, the whole situation is a bit overwhelming,” he says. “I’m just looking forward to getting out there and competing. Hopefully, it will be an opportunity for us all to smile at the end of the night.”

His vision is just to do the best job he can for the team. “We want to get the car out front where it belongs again and do a good job for them,” says Kerry. “I’m looking forward to the challenge. Really, all I want to do is do a good job for those guys and represent them well. We want to be able to give them some good feedback and give them some results.”

Kerry will be united with a great team that includes one of his former crew chiefs, Shane Bowers. “Shane is great,” he says. “This is a perfect situation for me in a way. They have a handful of races on the schedule, and that works with where I am right now too.”

Kerry was the 2005 Knoxville Raceway track champion. The 2015-16 Australian Champion was running as high as second in last week’s Knoxville Nationals before a late-race mechanical gremlin arose. He won both the King’s Royal and the Ironman 55 in 2014, and struck for $20,000 in Jackson, Minnesota in last July’s Barb Wieskus Classic.

Matt Wood Racing would like to thank: Elk Grove Ford, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality and Restaurant Group, America’s Best Value Inn, Quick Lane and Impact Signs, Awnings & Wraps!

 

 

Quick Hits: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — August 22, 2016 — The Second Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour is this week for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The event will mark the second and final stop of the season for the series at the always thrilling high-banked bullring. Donny Schatz will be looking to sweep both ends of Gerdau Northern Tour for the second consecutive year. This edition of Quick Hits sets the stage for the Second Leg of the Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway on Friday, August 26.

Adding on the wins

Donny Schatz has a three-race wins streak with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway. After sweeping both races at the track in 2015, Schatz was victorious in the First Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour back in June. He also won at the track last weekend in an NLRA late model event.

The seven-time and defending series champion has an impressive resume at River Cities Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. In 18 starts, Schatz has seven wins and has finished in the top-10 in all 18 races, with 16 of those being top-fives. Schatz’s worst finish at the track is a pair of sevenths. He has finished first or second in 10 of his last 11 starts at the track. Schatz is the only driver that has competed in all previous 18 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races at River Cities.

Solid stats

Joey Saldana has a pair of wins at River Cities Speedway in his career. The veteran driver has 15 top-10 finishes in 16 starts. Saldana won the inaugural event for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway in 2007 and returned to the winner’s circle in 2010. In his first nine starts at the track, he finished fifth or better in each and every one. Saldana is closing in on 100 career A-Feature wins with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, as he sits currently at 98.

Small track prowess

David Gravel, who is having a breakout season this year with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, has been one of the fastest drivers on smaller tracks this year. He has won on “short tracks” at Thunderbowl Raceway in California, Tri-State Speedway in Indiana, Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Missouri. Gravel finished a career-best second at River Cities Speedway in June. He has a career-high seven wins thus far in 2016 and is currently second in points.

Chipping away

Even though he has won at River Cities Speedway, Daryn Pittman is quick to point out that it is not one of the tracks he traditionally runs the best at. He does, though, have seven top-10 finishes in nine starts at the venue. Pittman, who has seven wins this season, finished fifth at River Cities Speedway back in June in the First Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour.

Charging Forward

Shane Stewart worked his way from the 11th starting position to finish fourth in June at River Cities Speedway. For the Oklahoma native, it was his second straight top-five finish at the track and the third of his career. Stewart, who is just outside of the top-five in points, has five wins thus far in 2016, driving for the Larson Marks Racing team, which is co-owned by NASCAR driver Kyle Larson.

Another top-10

Paul McMahan picked up another top-10 finish at River Cities Speedway back in June. This time around, he powered his way from the 16th starting spot to finish seventh. In 14 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series starts at the track, McMahan has 12 top-10 finishes. He finished a career-best second at River Cities in 2015.

Gaining on it

Brad Sweet has finished sixth or better four times at the high-banked bullring. A pair of fourth-place showings mark Sweet’s career-best finishes at River Cities. He was fastest in time trials at River Cities in June and leads the series with 11 Quick Time Awards in 2016. The Californian has won seven times this season, which is tied for second-most in the series. After leading the series standings for the first four-plus months of the season, Sweet is currently third, less than five markers out of the second spot.

Still learning

Jason Johnson, who scored the biggest win of his career recently, claiming the $150,000 Knoxville Nationals, has made just two starts at River Cities Speedway in his career. He ran fourth in his debut at the track last year, after starting 16th. Johnson started fifth in June at the track, but had trouble and was not able to finish the 40-lap event.

Leading laps

Logan Schuchart, who was still in search of his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win, when the series visited River Cities Speedway back in June, led the first 20 laps of the 40-lap main event, before finishing third. Schuchart has since picked up that elusive first win, with it coming at Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin. Schuchart has finished in the top-10 in two of his last three starts at River Cities Speedway. The 24-year-old is part of the two-car Shark Racing teammate, with Jacob Allen his teammate, also on the tour again in 2016. Allen was second-fastest in time trials at River Cities in June.

Plenty of starts

Jason Sides has made 23 starts in a 410-winged sprint car at River Cities Speedway, though not all of those have come with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. He made his first start at the track in 1999 with the NCRA. Sides also raced at River Cities Speedway with the Gumout Series and NST. The fan favorite has 13 top-10 finishes in his career at the track, including a runner-up finish in 2011, which is his best finish to date at the track. Sides ran eighth in June at River Cities.

A trio of appearances

Greg Wilson made his third start at River Cities Speedway in June. The leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award made his first trip to the high-banked bullring in 2011, finishing 11th. Wilson finished a career-best seventh at the track in 2013. The Ohio native has one win this season, which gives him two-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wins.

Return visit

Clyde Knipp, who is also contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season, made his first visit to River Cities Speedway in June. The teenager from Missouri just graduated from high school in May and embarked on the full World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule as his form of higher education.

Tickets for the Second Leg of the 2016 Northern Tour for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events at River Cities Speedway can be purchased in advance online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling 815-344-2023, as well at the River Cities Speedway track office and ticket outlets around the Grand Forks area and at the track on race day.

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Late Race Contact Takes TK Out of Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup Contention

PETERSEN MEDIA- Over the course of his storied career the Gold Cup Race of Champions in California has been a race that Tim Kaeding has seemingly been snake bit at. Over the weekend, Kaeding looked to claim the Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup in Brandon, SD but again, the San Jose, CA driver would have some bad luck, as late race contact would knock him out of contention.

“We had a really good car on Saturday night, and were right there at times, but I made a mistake running third, and shortly after contact on the front stretch got us turned around,” Tim Kaeding said.

Taking to the Badlands Motor Speedway on Friday night for winged qualifying, Kaeding would time the Folkens Bros. Trucking/Dammer Trucking/Mihm Trucking No. 3 entry in 13th fastest in qualifications.

Finishing in the fifth spot of his heat race, the San Jose, CA driver would move into the feature event where every spot was important for Sunday night’s big dance.

Bringing his machine to a stop early in the night’s feature event, TK would work his way through the field picking up valuable positions and event points. Finishing in the eighth spot, TK would find himself in the Sunday night scramble.

With lady luck on his side, Kaeding would end up with the one pill on Sunday night, putting him on the pole of the 10-lap race to decide to starting line up for the 35-lap $50,000-to-win feature event.

Amidst an entertaining battle with brother, Bud, TK was able to keep his sibling at bay as he would get the win, and earn the right to start on the pole for the feature event.

When the Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup feature event came to life, Kaeding would fall back to the third spot as Rico Abreu jumped out to the early lead.

Ripping around the high side of the speedway, Kaeding would make things interesting as the battle for the lead heated up. Getting out of shape in turn two, TK would nearly loop his machine but would slip back to the sixth spot.

Trying to work his way back forward, TK would endure some contact heading down the front stretch, and it would result in his machine spinning around and bringing out the caution.

Running short on laps, Kaeding would work forward the best he could, as he would battle back to finish in the 10th spot.

“It was a little frustrating on Saturday night, especially starting on the pole, but we did what we could, and raced hard,” TK added. “These guys continue to work hard, so we will see what we can do next time.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Folkens Bros. Trucking, Dammer Trucking, Mihm Trucking, Yager Agriculture Supply, Matt’s Repair, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team will travel to Grand Forks, ND on Friday night to take on the World of Outlaws before returning to the Badlands Motor Speedway on Saturday and Sunday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-45, Wins-9, Top-5’s-29, Top-10’s-41

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Tim by following him on Twitter at @TKaedingracing, or by clicking over to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lunstra-Motorsports/127617420603580.

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Ryan Bernal Fourth During Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- With big money on the line and a chance to battle with the USAC National Sprint Car Series, Ryan Bernal and his Mike Phulps Motorsports team made the trip to the Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota and went on to pick up a fourth place finish during the Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup.

“I was really proud of our team for making some noise with the USAC National series,” Ryan Bernal said. “It was a tough weekend of racing, and I thought it went really well for us.”

Saturday night would be qualifying night for the USAC portion of the event, and the Hollister, CA driver would time the Metal Works/S&S Automotive/DMI backed No. 56 machine in 13th quickest.

Working his way to a third place finish in heat race action, Bernal would move into the feature event where he would grid the field from the 13th starting spot for the 25-lap feature event.

With each position being so valuable for Sunday night’s big money program, Bernal would stand tall with some of the nation’s top non winged sprint car drivers as he fought his way forward to finish in the seventh spot, and solidify a spot in Sunday night’s all-important scramble.

An exacting battle in Sunday night’s A scramble would see Bernal get the best of a tight battle, as his third place finish would line him up in the second row for the 35-lap $50,000-to-win feature event.

On a track that offered multiple grooves, Bernal would find himself in another tight knit battle as he fought with Bud Kaeding, Justin Grant, and Thomas Meseraull at times during the eventful feature event.

Able to work the low side of the speedway, or pound the cushion, Bernal was able to put together a very strong showing as he took the checkered flag with a fourth place finish.

“I have to thank the guys for making the trip back here,” Bernal said. “I would love to run with the National guys more, so it meant a lot to get to do it this weekend, and have some success.”

Bernal and the Mike Phulps Motorsports team would like to thank Keizer Wheels, DMI, S&S Automotive, King Racing Products, Metal Works, Hoosier Racing Tires, Core Power, ART Chassis, Tri-L Mandarin Ranch, Tel-Tac, Willwood, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Permatex, Alan Kaiser Construction, Outlaw Graphics, BR Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, STIDA, Rockwell Security, ButlerBuilt, GoScope, 4 Alarm Promotions, and Dean Dealy Motorsports for their support during the 2016 season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-12, Wins-2, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-10.

ON TAP: Bernal and his Mike Phulps Motorsports are hoping to compete at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night, and the Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on the event be sure to follow Ryan Bernal on Twitter @Bernal_Ryan.

 

 

Total Seal ‘Total Package’ Returns to Budweiser Classic Weekend Adding $4,000 in Cash to Weekend Purse

OSWEGO, NY (August 22, 2016) – When Budweiser International Classic Weekend kicks-off on Friday, September 2, drivers in the Novelis Supermodified division will be vying for an additional $4,000 in Budweiser International Classic purse and contingency listings thanks to partner Total Seal High Performance Piston Rings.

The leader in piston ring technology, Total Seal High Performance Piston Rings can meet whatever special needs its customers may have. From IMCA Modifieds, to Sprint Cup and Indy Car, and Supermodifieds – Total Seal can fit rings into your piston.

Featuring their patented Gapless ® piston rings, which provide increased performance through unmatched sealing of the cylinder and combustion gasses in the combustion chamber, making increased horsepower and torque with longer engine life – Total Seal will go above and beyond to helps its customers and will make customs sets of rings for any piston you may have.

Located in Pheonix, AZ, Total Seal High Performance Piston Rings can be contacted toll free at (800) 874-2753 or through their technical line at (623) 587-7400. To view their expansive website, visit online at www.totalseal.com.

For the 60th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200, Total Seal has once again stepped up, providing the Total Seal ‘Total Package’ contingency program.

Total Seal will provide a set of four $500 bonuses for this year’s Novelis Supermodified Budweiser International Classic roster as well as a $2,000 purse for the Total Seal Semi-Finals, making for a total of $4,000 of additional money going to Classic entrants.

For some, simply qualifying for the International Classic 200 is a lifetime achievement and Total Seal will provide the $500 ‘Last Driver In’ bonus to the 20th fastest qualifier during Friday night’s CNY Chevy Dealers Qualifying Night.

Classic Sunday will feature two Total Seal Semi-Finals for drivers making a last ditch effort to make the 200. Each will be 15-laps in length, with the top six drivers moving to the Classic. The top four drivers in those races will earn portions of a $1,000 purse.

Each Total Seal Semi-Final will pay $500 to the winner with $250 going to second, $150 to third, and $100 to the fourth place finishers.

Once the International Classic 200 takes the green on Sunday, September 4, another set of bonuses will be awarded including the Total Seal Hard Charger, the Total Seal Hard Luck Award, and the Total Seal Rookie of the Race – each awarding $500 prizes.

In total the $4,000 set of Total Seal ‘Total Package’ bonuses will be generously spread throughout the Classic roster, in an attempt to place some extra cash in as many pockets as possible this coming Budweiser Classic Weekend.

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

To purchase tickets for this year’s Budweiser International Classic Weekend running from September 2-4 call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo set for penultimate race of the season this Friday night at Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – August 22, 2016…After coming off a thrilling Johnny Key Classic last week the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo are set for the penultimate event of the 2016 season this Friday August 26.

Fresh off his big win at the Key Classic last week Watsonville’s own Justin Sanders will look to keep the momentum going this Friday night. The reigning Ocean Sprints champ has captured the last two Taco Bravo events and guns for his fourth overall win of the season this week. Sanders took home $5500 for his first efforts last Saturday at the 56th running of the Key.

Going into the next to last round Stockton’s Brad Furr is within an arm’s reach of his second career Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo title. The former World of Outlaws regular has one victory on the season and will be searching for number two on Friday.

Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid goes into Friday sitting second in the standings and will be searching to make up some ground with the season winding down. The 14-year-old has one victory to his credit this season. Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Salinas’ Jason Chisum and Fremont’s Dustin Golobic round out the top-five in points going into Friday.

After a runner up at the Johnny Key Classic Fremont’s Shane Golobic will be gunning or his third win of the Ocean Sprints season on Friday. The two-time Taco Bravo champ was part of the epic battle at the front of the field last week. Fellow two-time champ Tommy Tarlton will also be gunning for his third win of the season Friday following a fourth place finish last week.

More drivers expected Friday will include Cottonwood’s Lucas Ashe, Fresno’s Koen & Kyler Shaw, Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, San Jose’s Darrell Taylor and others.

The front gate at Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night with hot laps at 5:30pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. The pit gate will open at 2pm. Friday’s event also features the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sports Mods, Dwarf Cars and 4-Bangers.

All seating will be general admission with adult tickets $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $13 and kids five and under free. A family pack featuring two adults and two kids is available for $55. The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.

A-main winners so far this year: Justin Sanders (3), Shane Golobic & Tommy Tarlton (2), Buddy Kofoid, Brad Furr, Kyle Hirst (1)

The Ocean Sprints & Ocean Speedway is held under the management of Prentice Motorsports Group, which also operates the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, the Wingless Sprint Car Series presented by Hunt Magnetos & the All Star Modified Tour.

The Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West, Flowmaster, Budweiser and Kaeding Performance for their support. For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto www.racepmg.com

Remaining Winged Sprint Car events at Ocean Speedway in 2016

Friday August 26: Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo
Friday September 23: Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo (Championship Night)
Friday October 7: King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

 

 

Moore’s 11th Place Finish With Civil War Series Tightens Screws On Championship Chase

PETERSEN MEDIA- On the verge of claiming the Placerville Speedway track championship this coming weekend, Mason Moore made the most of last Saturday night’s Civil War Series event as an 11th place finish was good enough to make an already close point battle even closer with just a few races left on the schedule.

“We finished eleventh, but we were much better than that,” Mason Moore stated. “We were running in the Top-Five when we had a little help spinning around with only 10-laps left in the race, but we were able to make up as much ground as we could and made up some ground in the big picture.”

Needing to race his way into Johnny Key Classic against 33 other drivers going after 18 spots, Moore would get off to a nice start as he timed the Econo Lube and Tune/Geico Local Office fourth fastest.

Saturday night’s heat races would be lined up straight off of qualifying times meaning Moore would find himself on the pole of the fourth heat, needing to grab a win to move into the Dash for Cash.

An entertaining opening two laps with Willie Croft would see Moore settle into the second spot, and while he would not grab the win he would earn a transfer spot into the 50-lap A Main event.

“We had a good battle for the heat win, but in a 50-lap race, it was just important for us to get into the feature,” Moore added.

Lining the LRB Race Products/Lucas Oil/Moore Insurance Services No. x1 machine up in the sixth row, Moore would hang around the 11th spot as he was patient during much of the first 25-lap segment on this night.

Working up into the ninth spot by the halfway stoppage, Moore would continue to turn it on as the laps clicked away. Working his way into the fifth spot with just 10-laps left in the race, contact from another driver would send Moore’s machine spinning into the infield.

Restarting from the back of the pack, Moore would work his way forward to pick up a few positions during the final 10-laps as he would get back to finish in the 11th spot.

Friday night, Moore was in action at the Silver Dollar Speedway aboard the Mason Moore Racing No. 22 machine for the Tyler Wolf Memorial.

Earning quick time honors, the Princeton, CA driver would finish third during his heat race and earn a spot in the Top-Eight redraw.

Pulling the two pill, Moore would settle into the second spot as things came alive. On a track that stayed pretty tacky for much of the night, Moore would slip back to fourth during the fast paced feature event.

Able to work his way back into the third spot, Moore would pressure Chase Majdic for the second spot, but would take the checkered flag with a third place finish.

“Overall it was a pretty good weekend for us,” Moore said. “I have to thank my guys on both teams for their hard work, and hopefully we can be even better in both cars this weekend.”

Moore would like to thank Coors Light, Econo Lube and Tune, Geico Local Office, LRB Race Products, NAAKE Suspension, K&N, Selover Paint and Body, Lucas Oil, ITC Service Group, Saureel, and Moore Insurance Services for their support.

ON TAP: Moore will be at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, and at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the regular season finale for both tracks.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-36, Wins-4, Top 5’s-20, Top 10’s-30.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin.

 

 

Saturday Night Struggles For Steven Tiner

PETERSEN MEDIA: Traveling to the Ocean Speedway on Saturday night as one of four locked in drivers in the Johnny Key Classic feature event, Steven Tiner would simply struggle as he finishes in the 17th spot.

“It was just a tough night for us all around,” Steven Tiner said. “We struggled in the dash, broke a shock early in the main, and really just couldn’t get moving forward.”

By way of his Civil War win at the Placerville Speedway in June, the Visalia, CA driver would get his night started in the Dash, where an early issue would relegate him to a seventh place finish.

Lining the Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Deli Delicious backed No. 94 machine up in the fourth row of the 50-lap feature event, Tiner would go to work on the top side of the speedway.

Getting into the back stretch wall early in the feature event, Tiner would have a suspension issues hamper him as he slid back through the field. Able to make a quick repair during the lap-25 stop, Tiner’s crew was unable to make any adjustments to the Fisher Racing Engines/Harvest Supply/Powder Coat-It entry.

When the race came back to life, Tiner would struggle to make any forward drive, as he would end a long night with a 17th place finish.

“This is a race that I always seem to have bad luck with,” Tiner said. “I was hopeful that would change this year since we were locked in, but we just had a couple of issues really give us trouble. We will see what we can do to get better, and hopefully get back after it this weekend.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, Deli Delicious, Fisher Racing Engines, Harvest Supply, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, XYZ Machine, DMI, Dan Olson Race Products, HRP, Sander Engineering, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-25, Wins-3, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-17

ON TAP: Steven Tiner is hoping to return to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the track’s final point race of the season.

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Johnny Key Classic Not Nice To Andy Forsberg

PETERSEN MEDIA- Looking for a repeat performance during the 2016 Johnny Key Classic after a dominant showing in 2015, Andy Forsberg would have a late race issue cost him dearly as he would finish in the 18th spot.

“This year’s Johnny Key Classic was not nearly as fun as last year’s race,” Andy Forsberg said. “We had a really good car, and were right in the mix, but I made as mistake and got in the wall. The race was flirting with curfew so we weren’t able to get back out initially, but made it back a few laps down and finished 18th.”

Needing to race his way into the 2016 Johnny Key Classic, Andy Forsberg got off to a strong start as he timed the PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness/PT Shocks No. 7c in second fastest.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Auburn, CA driver took car of business as his heat race win would be very big as it would lock the C&M Motorsports into the all important Dash for Cash.

Pulling the best pill he could, Forsberg would end up with the five pill and proceed to work his way to a fourth place finish which placed him in the second row for the 50-lap Johnny Key Classic feature event.

Getting into the third spot when the race came to life, Forsberg would make a monster move on a lap two restart that would see him jump into the lead, but to his dismay the yellow flag would fly for a spun car and it would negate his pass.

Back underway, ‘Mr. Excitement’ would settle into the third spot as he chased after Justin Sanders and Sean Becker, though would feel immense pressure from Tommy Tarlton, as they began exchanging blows for the spot.

In traffic, Forsberg would lose a couple of spots as he would find himself back in the sixth spot when the scheduled red flag flew on the 25th lap. Avoiding a wreck in front of him on the 30th lap Forsberg would climb back into the fourth spot as he found himself battling with Shane Golobic and Mason Moore.

Attacking the high side of the speedway, Forsberg would get sucked into the wall on the exit of turn two on the 37th lap and it would result in a flat right rear tire. With time an issue, the race would go back green with Forsberg still on the hook.

Though he would return on the 40th lap when the caution again flew, Forsberg would be three laps down, and finish in the 18th spot.

“It was a good night that went south, and really hurt us points wise,” Andy Forsberg said. “We still have plenty of races left, and I am confident we will be strong at the next Civil War Race, and will be right in the mix this weekend. Thanks to everyone who continues to help us out, and partner with us.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank PitStopUSA, Autism Awareness, Pacific Highway Rentals, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, and Velocity Race Gear and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team will head to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night to take part in the track’s final point race of the season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-26, Wins-10, Top 5’s-21, Top 10’s-23.

STAY CONNECTED: For at the track updates, follow Andy Forsberg on Twitter @AForsberg92.

 

 

Willie Croft Battles Back To Finish 13th at Johnny Key Classic With Williams Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing aboard the Williams Motorsports No. 0 machine on Saturday night to fill in for Bud Kaeding, Willie Croft would have a nice showing only to get collected in a wreck on the 30th lap of the feature event and battle back to a 13th place finish.

“I really want to thank everyone involved at Williams Motorsports for the opportunity to driver for such an iconic team on the west coast,” Willie Croft said. “We had really good speed all night long, and I think we would have been right there at the end of the night, but we got collected in a wreck and had to make a trip to the work area.”

Making his first start aboard the famed Williams No. 0, Croft would show great speed early in the night as he timed in eighth fastest of the 34 drivers taking a time on this night.

The unique Johnny Key Classic format would line heat race up with no inversion, and the Roseville, CA driver would take full advantage as he got the jump and picked up the all important heat race win.

With the win, Croft would join the four lock in drivers in the night’s Dash, where a fifth place finish would place him in the third row of the grueling 50-lap Johnny Key Classic feature event.

As Ed Entz displayed the green flag to the field, Croft would hold strong in the Top-10 as he battled with the likes of Cory Eliason, Shane Golobic and Kyle Hirst on a very racy Ocean Speedway surface.

Holding strong during the first half of the race, Croft would find himself in the 10th spot at the halfway point. At that time, Croft’s team would go to work during the scheduled stop, and get the famed No. 0 machine a little better when action resumed.

Getting up into the seventh spot when the race came back to life, the 30th lap would prove trouble for Croft and company as a flip in front of him would see him catch a piece of the melee and get his machine over on his side.

With his crew working feverishly to make repairs, Croft would in fact rejoin the field, though would have his work cut out for him as he tagged the rear of the field. A nice restart showed Croft still had speed as he would run in the 11th spot when the caution flew on the 37th lap.

A lap 40-restart would see Croft lose a couple of positions and he would go on to finish the Johnny Key Classic in the 13th spot.

“It wasn’t the finish I hoped for, but really have to thank the guys for doing all they could to get me comfortable, and working hard to get us back out there late in the race,” Croft said. “I want to thank Morrie and Katie Williams, and Ashely Smith for this opportunity.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2016.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-16, Wins-4, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-9.

ON TAP: Croft will be back in action on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA.

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

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Perseverance Pushes DJ Netto To Sixth Place Finish at Johnny Key Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though his night did not start all that great, DJ Netto and his DNR team continued to push forward and in the end, Netto would walk away from the 56th Annual Johnny Key Classic with a sixth place finish.

“It was a rough start for us, and I was pretty down on myself early in the night,” DJ Netto said. “Fortunately, I have a great team surrounding me and we all worked at it and turned the night around and had a pretty good run.”

A total of 38 cars checked into the Ocean Speedway for the 56th running of the Johnny Key Classic, and of the 34 that needed to time in, Netto would time the Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Kaeding Performance No. 88n machine in 18th fastest.

With heat races being lined up straight off of times, Netto would find himself third row of his heat needing to finish in the Top-Three to transfer. Coming up just short, Netto’s fourth place finish would place him in the second row of a B Main event, where he would need to finish in the Top-Two to punch his ticket.

Getting off to a very nice start, Netto would get into the second spot where he chased after Toby Bellbowen. Making a late move, Netto would win the semi and advance into the 50-lap feature event where he gridded the field from the 18th starting position.

A racy Ocean Speedway surface greeted the field of 23 for the grueling feature event, and Netto would patiently work his way forward from the back of the pack. Working towards the Top-10, Netto would find himself just on the outside of it when the red flag flew on the 25th lap.

With his crew able to get his car a little better for the final 25-laps, Netto would get off to a good start as he battled for position, and got up into to Top-10, and then gained two more spots as cars wrecked on the 30th lap.

The lap 30 restart would see the Hanford, CA pilot continue to work forward as he would get into the sixth spot and battle for position in the top five.

Getting into fifth in the closing laps of the race, Netto and Mitchell Faccinto would hook up in an entertaining battle following the race’s final restart on the 40th lap. Swapping the spot numerous times during the final 10-laps, Netto would take the checkered flag with a sixth place finish.

“It was a wild finish, but I was glad to avoid a couple of disasters, and move forward,” Netto added. “We took full advantage of the stop, and were bale to make a good run in the final laps.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Kaeding Performance, Shell Rotella T6, and Van De Pol Enterprises for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Netto returns to action with the King of the West Series on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA.

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

 

 

Eliason Third In Return To Golden State

PETERSEN MEDIA: Spending a little over a month traveling in the Midwest, Cory Eliason came back to the Golden State just as strong as he left it as he picked up a third place finish during the 56th Annual Johnny Key Classic on Saturday night at the Ocean Speedway.

“I just want to thank the McColloch Motorsports team for giving me a chance to come out and run,” Eliason said. “It was a last minute deal, and I wasn’t going to race if it wasn’t for them, so great to get a good finish.”

With 38 cars checked into the Ocean Speedway on Saturday night, Eliason would time in fifth quick amongst the 34 cars taking a time, which placed him on the front row of his heat race.

Needing the win to punch his ticket into the ‘Dash for Cash’, Eliason would get off to a great start in his heat race, as he would rocket out to the lead and never look back. By way of his win, Eliason would move into the Dash For Cash where the seven pill lined him up in the fourth row.

Struggling a touch, Eliason would finish in the eighth spot, which placed him in the fourth row of the 50-lap Johnny Key Classic feature event. When the race came to life on the racy ¼ mile, Eliason would get off to a slow start as he hung around inside the Top-10 biding his time.

Running eight at the halfway point during the mandatory stoppage, Eliason’s crew would make minor adjustments to his entry, and send him back out for the final segment of the $5,000-to-win feature event. With timely cautions sprinkled through the last part of the race, Eliason would take full advantage of restart opportunity as he worked his way into the Top-Five late in the race.

As the race came to a close, Eliason would seemingly get better lap after lap. Making a late move on Tommy Tarlton, Eliason would take the checkered flag with a third place finish.

“We had some issues early in the night, but we were pretty fast each time on the track,” Eliason added. “Again, just want to thank everyone who helped out, and made it possible to race.”

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 35, Wins-6, Top-5’s-11, Top-10’s-19

ON TAP: Eliason will we back in action on Saturday night at the Petaluma Speedway with the King of the West Series.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Cory Eliason by following him on Twitter @Cory_Eliason.

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COURTNEY O’HEHIR PREPARES FOR NEW SEASON

22 August, 2016

Official release: Global Racing

Courtney O'Hehir and the Global Racing Team had a busy weekend when they attended Robbie Farr’s Ultimate Driving School at the Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, Toowoomba on Saturday.

This has been earmarked for some time for Courtney as she prepares for her rookie year in the Ultimate Sprintcar division.

"It was great!" Courtney said today, "I think it's the best thing I could do, starting my first season out in the USC."

The main focus for the weekend was getting laps under her belt in preparation for the season which is under way for the team on Saturday, September 24 at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway.

There were also other valuable lessons learnt.

"One the things we spent some time on was set up. Learning the different set ups for varying track conditions is obviously very important. Also how the car reacts to those different set ups has given me a great amount of confidence," Courtney said.

The team is already back in Sydney as they now prepare for the first practice night at Valvoline Raceway, which is now a mere three weeks away.

"We are ready to go," Courtney enthused. "We had everything prepped when we had our launch back in July and this was a great opportunity to give everything and everyone a shake down run before the busy season begins."

Check out the Courtney O'Hehir Racing Facebook page for footage from the weekend and to keep up to date throughout the season.

Courtney O’Hehir Racing wishes to thank the following sponsors for their great support in season 2016/2017;

Global Utility Constructions Dial Before You Dig Punch Love Base Course Management GP Racewear Leasecorp Finance Thermal Installations & TTS ACC Plus 1 Group

 

 

Bitner Tops Mother Nature and the 305 Field at New Egypt Speedway

Mr. Twister Mark Bitner headed to the New Egypt Speedway on Saturday night to race the Brian Nixon owned #202 with the TSRS sprint cars. Bitner who had some bad luck earlier in the week with the family owned #15 car was looking for some redemption on Saturday night.

Due to a rain storm hitting the track just before the nights events were to begin, the track with agreement of the TSRS officials decided to just run the feature event and the starting line up would be decided by the luck of the draw.

Bitner drew the 5th starting position and worked his way up to the front, eventually taking the lead on lap 12 of the 25 lap feature event. Bitner drove the rest of the way uncontested one his way to another win in the 2016 racing season.

Bitner will now head back to the Bridgeport Speedway in the Brian Nixon owned Fall Proof, Bitner Automotive, K&N Filters, Stida Insurance, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Manley Performance, Total Seal Rings, Powtech Powder Coating and Mach 1 Chassis #202 on Saturday night. Bitner is also trying to get his 360 repaired after last Tuesday nights event was cut while leading the 3 for all event.

 

 

Ryan Stillwaggon Takes Place of Injured Brother at Orange County Fair Speedway

Robbie Stillwaggon had a substitute driver on Saturday night at the Orange County Fair Speedway. With Robbie at home still feeling the effects of a hard crash at the Williams Grove Speedway just over a week ago, his brother and 305 Sprint Car driver and winner Ryan Stillwaggon took the controls of the Quality Auto Body #89 car.

Ryan did a good job filling in for his brother at Orange County. Ryan started and finished 5th in heat race #2 making the feature event. Ryan then started in the 14th position for the 25 lap main event. Ryan’s objective for the 25 lap event was to complete laps, and bring home the 89 in a respectable position. Ryan finished in the 12th position and was the first car a lap down.

Robbie will now continue to try to heal in preparation for the United Racing Club’s first visit to Delaware International Speedway on Saturday night. Unfortunately with current points leader Davie Franek competing at Orange County instead of going to Selinsgrove for the 360 National Open, that all but put in an end for Stillwaggon’s pursuit to be the 2016 United Racing Club Champion.

 

 

Another Runner Up Finish for Franek

Davie “No Panic” Franek headed just up the road from his Wantage NJ home to the Orange County Fair Speedway on Saturday night to compete with the United Racing Club. Franek who thought about heading to Orange County before jumping into an airplane to head to Selinsgrove Speedway and complete in their $4,000 to win National Open Event decided to stay committed to the URC and support their event.

Franek who drew for the outside pole of heat race #2, went on to take the easy victory and qualify for the nightly feature event. Franek started in the 8th starting position was looking to replicate his spring visit to the famed hard clay and park the 28f in victory lane at the end of the night.

Franek who started in the 8th position for the 25 lap feature event was shown in the top 3 by the 5th lap advancing 5 positions in just under 5 laps. Franek briefly overtook the 5G of Curt Michael for 2nd place before Michael regained the position. Franek used a mid-race restart to advance the 28f into the runner up spot behind leader Curt Michael. Franek then used a different race line than Michael to try to catch and overtake Michael for the top spot. Unfortunately Franek ran out of laps before he could mount a charge for the lead and win.

Franek continued to pad his points lead for the 2016 United Racing Club Championship and now will head to Delmar Delaware to the Delaware International Speedway on Saturday night August 27th. This will be Franek’s first visit to Delmar this season.

 

 

Impressive Run for Whittall at Orange County Fair Speedway

Justin Whittall continues to impress in his first year racing with the United Racing Club. Whittall who pilots the World Wide Bearing, Pioneer Auto Body #67w brought the family owned team to the famed ½ mile hard clay facility on Saturday night and finished in the 6th position.

Whittall who had never raced at the Orange County Fair Speedway started in the 8th position for heat race #1 and brought home the orange and black #67w to a 4th place position. After the heat race the young driver and crew faced some adversity as it was discovered a push rod had broken in their power plant. Whittall’s crew went to work and not only located a push rod but also installed it in the potent #67w.

Whittall then started in the 10th position for the 25 lap feature event. By around lap 5, Whittall had climbed into the 4th positon and continued to run there until a couple of late race restarts costed the young driver 4th position to Chuck Hebing and 5th position to Chris Coyle. Whittall continues to impress during his rookie year. Whittall now has 7 top 10’s in 11 races but continues to look for his first top 5 finish.

Whittall’s next chance for his first top 5 will be next Saturday at the Delaware International Speedway; this will be Whittall’s first trip to the ½ mile facility.

 

 

Michalski Just Outside the Top 10 at Orange County Fair Speedway

Brett Michalski and the JR Michalski Heating and Air Conditioning #73b headed north on Saturday night to Orange County Fair Speedway for Michalski’s second start at the famed ½ mile facility in the 2016 United Racing Club season. Michalski also made one start at the hard clay last year at the end of the season.

Michalski started 5th in heat race #3 and finished in the 5th position transferring directly into the 25 lap A-Feature event. Michalski started in the 15th position and fought his way up to the 11th position finishing just outside the top 10 but just ran out of laps before he could mount a charge into the top 10.

Michalski and his 73b team will head down to the Delaware International Speedway for the second time in his young 360 career next Saturday night. Michalski who finished in the 14th position last year will be looking to improve that finish and score another top 10 finish this year. Michalski now shown 10th in points with 3 top 10 finishes this year.

 

 

Michael Powers to First Feature Win of 2016

Curt Michael and the GEI Enterprises, Valley Forge Inc., #5g used a mid-race restart to power to his first victory on the 2016 United Racing Club season. Michael who is the defending and 9 time URC champion currently sits 2nd in points and in well within striking distance of first place Davey Franek.

Michael who started 7th in heat race #1, finished in the 2nd position after late race passes of both Jonathan Swanson and Justin Whittall. After heat race #1 winner Chris Coyle picked the “9” invert pill, Michael started in the 6th position for the 25 lap feature event. At the drop of the green flag, Michael was on the move and was shown in the runner up position by lap #5.

Michael then used a mid-race restart to overtake then leader Jeremy Quick, and powered to the feature event. Michael who finished in the top spot unfortunately gained little points on current point’s leader Davie Franek who came home in the runner up position.

Michael will now race close to home next weekend when the 5g will be competing at the Delaware International Speedway. Michael who has always run well at the ½ mile facility will look to continue the momentum generated in New York and chipping away at Franek’s points lead in search of his 10th United Racing Club championship.

 

 

Auto Racing and Kids Bike Night at Marysville

Marysville, CA (August 21, 2016)…Championship auto racing continues this Saturday night, August 27th, with point race #15 along with the annual Kids Bike Night at Marysville Raceway. Kid’s bike night is presented by AutoMaxx and North Valley Driveline Service. Not only are kids 11 and under free, but if the kids bring their bicycles, during the intermission they get to race for trophies and ribbons on the front stretch of the race track. The kids will also be entered in a raffle and one boy and one girl will win a free BMX style bike along with accessories. It will be a fun filled family night of racing at the speedway.

General admission is $13.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors and juniors and military with I.D. Children 11 and under are free. Pit gate opens at 3 PM with the front gate opening at 5 PM. The bike races will take place between 7:30 PM and 8 PM.

Jeremy Burt leads the winged 360 sprint division heading into this Saturday night. Burt holds a six-point edge over Cody Lamar. These two have battled all season long and it is only fitting that the championship will come down to these final two nights. This season has been an impressive year at Marysville. The winged sprint cars have averaged around 18 cars each point race. The wide ranging talent in this division has entertained the fans all season long.

The wingless division is also having a great clash for the point’s championship. Josh Vieira leads two-time and defending track title holder Timmy Sherman Jr. by a meager six-points. Peter Paulson sits in third and has narrowed the gap to just 13-points back of Vieira. Also, you cannot count out Johnny Burns who is 16-points out of the lead. Four drivers have a legitimate shot at the title.

Wyatt Brown is well on his way to winning the Marysville track title in the economy winged sprint cars. Brown is fresh off his narrow one point championship win in Chico this past Friday night. Brown holds a large 63-point lead over Nathan Johnson and Keith Mikaelsen.

Brian Cooper and Todd Cooper look to continue their season long battle in the IMCA Sport Mods division. Brian takes an eighteen point edge into this Saturday night over his brother Todd. Jerry Bartlett sits in the third spot and is 29-points back of Brian. The Merritt’s are having a family challenge themselves. Mike leads Damian Merritt by just four points for fourth place.

Pro 4 Sprints will get another chance to race at Marysville. While car counts have been low the division still produces some fun racing and excited winners in victory lane.

For more information please visit http://www.marysvilleraceway.com/

 

 

“Mad Max” Stambaugh Earns Victory at I-96 Speedway, Concludes NRA Sprint Invaders season second in championship standings

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ELIDA, Ohio (August 21, 2016) - For the second time in as many years, “Mad Max” Stambaugh cruised to a runner-up finish in the K&L Ready Mix NRA 360 Sprint Invaders championship, earning one main event victory along the way at Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 23. Stambaugh, pilot of the Elwer Fence, Specialized Therapy, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Dale’s Concrete, Quality Welding Fab, Full Effect Lawn Mowing, Radio Hospital, No. 5M, ended his NRA title chase just 32 points behind champion Jared Horstman. In 2015, Stambaugh was tied for the championship at season’s end, but was scored second due to number of victories.

“We were close again this year, but still a little short,” Stambaugh explained. “We had a few results that put us out of the championship. Jared (Horstman) doesn’t make mistakes too often, so in order to keep ahead of him, you have to do the same. I shouldn’t complain. We had a fantastic season with the NRA and I can’t thank my family and supporters enough for the opportunity. We have some plans to fill in the rest of this year with some 410 sprint car racing. Before we know it, we’ll be preparing for next season.”

In addition to his full-time commitment to the NRA Sprint Invaders campaign in 2016, “Mad Max” participated in a select number of regional 360 and 410 sprint car programs, entering 27 events to date. The Elida, Ohio, native finished inside the top-ten on 24 separate occasions, including 20 top-five finishes and two victories. Stambaugh’s second victory, on top of his NRA Sprint Invaders win at Waynesfield, took shape on Friday night, August 19, during Sprints On Dirt (S.O.D.) sprint car competition at the I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan.

“Feels good to get that second win of the season,” Stambaugh said. “The first one if always the hardest, but sometimes the second one is just as difficult. We weren’t even sure that we would race this weekend. We kept an eye on the weather and things turned out to be OK, so we trucked to Michigan. I’m comfortable at I-96. It fits my driving style, so I always looks forward to getting back there.”

As far as upcoming events, nothing is set in stone. With NRA commitments complete for 2016, Stambaugh plans to set his schedule on a week-by-week basis; taking into consideration equipment, weather, and travel.

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 networks including Twitter: @MaxStambaugh5 and Facebook: Here!

2015 Highlights: Earned “410” victory at Butler Speedway on Saturday, August 8

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 Recent Highlights: Has earned two victories thus far in 2016: Waynesfield Raceway Park (OH), I-96 Speedway (MI)

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

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING RETURNS TO WISCONSIN ANGELL PARK SPEEDWAY:

After a last minute schedule change, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads to Angell Park Speedway for the first time ever this Sunday for the Sun Prairie Classic. This will be a new track for both Larson Marks Racing and Shane Stewart.

TOP 10S IN WISCONSIN: Sunday's race at Angell Park Speedway will be the fifth time since the end of June that the World of Outlaws have competed in the state of Wisconsin. Stewart has earned a top-10 in all four events so far with a sixth-place finish at Beaver Dam Raceway, fourth and 10th-place finishes at Cedar Lake Speedway, and a sixth-place finish at Wilmot Raceway at the end of July.

MCCOOL JUNCTION RECAP: Coming off a busy and successful week at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway, the LMR team headed west to Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on Tuesday. Stewart went out 11th in qualifying and timed in ninth quickest. He then finished fourth in his heat race and third in the qualifier, which lined him up to start seventh in the 30-lap feature event. After an quick early caution, Stewart was up to fifth on the restart, where he would finish the race to earn his fifth-consecutive top-five finish.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver Kyle Larson and NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C., and is co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, a four-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team. Larson will be competing for his first NSCS win this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, while Marks is coming off his first NXS victory, earning an emotional win last weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Scotty Martin of Camano Island, Wash., with Andrew Seamans from Syracuse, N.Y., and Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Pa.

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Sunday night's event at Angell Park Speedway, the Larson Marks Racing team will next compete on Friday, August 26 at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.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 www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing.

STATS: RACES: 69 FAST TIME: 2 WINS: 9 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 31 TOP-10 FINISHES: 55

 

 

Brian Brown – Moving On to Sedalia!

(Bill W) August 20, 2016 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team had a rough Knoxville Nationals week, but they are excited to get to Sunday night’s High Roller Classic at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia. The team was without a 360 motor for the event, but they are grateful for Matt Wood Racing, who is loaning them one for the $15,000 to win event sanctioned by the ASCS National Series.

You started the Nationals Wednesday by drawing a tough pill, but you qualified well.

Drawing 71 out of 75 was obviously not what we wanted. The guys did a good job and we were able to come out and cut a good lap (seventh quick). A big part of that is that the track was still in good shape. Unfortunately, when the track is that good, it doesn’t work in your favor starting back in the heats.

You definitely had a tough heat.

I think in the two days, three or four guys made it out of the fourth row. A couple of those wouldn’t have without some major problems for guys in front of them. We drew a tough heat. I think there were six or seven guys in it that have won Outlaw shows. It’s a part of the game.

Those B mains on the qualifying nights are always tough!

You would think seventh quick would start in the first couple rows, but that many guys missed it and we started fifth. I didn’t get a good start. It just wasn’t our night. We didn’t have the speed. There were guys who did make it through the heat, and guys who did make it through the B from row three, so there’s no excuse. We just didn’t do our job.

You haven’t had to race the Friday format very often. Then, you drew dead last to qualify!

You would think drawing 71 out of 75 Wednesday…you couldn’t get much worse! But we drew 89 out of 89 so we proved it can! That was probably the most nerve-wracking qualifying effort we’ve had in a long time, because you draw last and you have to try and save your Nationals. We were able to get third quick, which I thought was a heck of a job going out at that time. The car was great in the heat and we were able to mow right threw them. I really thought we had the momentum on our side.

With the top four qualifying to Saturday’s A main, you were right in the thick of it again, but just had some tough luck.

We started fourth in the feature. We were o.k. for a bit, but we got really tight, really quick. I don’t know if we had a right rear going down or what. We just couldn’t maneuver the way we needed to. We were racing with Logan (Schuchart) for fourth. There was a wreck in three and four. I didn’t hear anything on the radio and I didn’t see it. I had a choice at that point. I could have run into the side of him, or dodge him and go up on the wall. I chose the latter and knocked the front axle out. It was kind of par for the course of how our Nationals went.

That put you back in the C main on Saturday in a tough situation. But I know you had plenty of support throughout the week.

The thing I was most proud of the whole week was one, the fact our team didn’t give up. They kept plugging, and worked right through it. Obviously, I was really proud of our fans and friends and family and how they kept us pumped up. All of our partners were great as well, Casey’s, FVP, all of them. FVP brought 500 customers and employees and had an awesome Barbecue. It could have been a week where our team got down, and our fans and partners got down on us, but everybody was 100% supportive. We just have to chalk it up to a time that wasn’t our year.

After the 360 Nationals, you didn’t know if you’d be able to compete at Sedalia.

We hurt our engine at the 360 Nationals. We’re in a situation where we didn’t have an engine. Matt Wood stepped up for us and helped us with an engine for tomorrow night. We’re looking forward to trying a Ford engine. We’ve always wondered what that would be like, and we’re looking forward to seeing how that goes. It’s kind of how our sport goes. You see a guy that doesn’t have an engine, and Matt Wood steps for us. I’ve known Matt a long time, and been friends with him for years. We’re really appreciative of that, and we hope to do well for him.

It’s always a good environment at Sedalia, isn’t it?

As always, we’ll have a lot of our great partners there. Casey’s is sponsoring the event. People with FVP, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Oil and Impact will all be there. We’re just looking forward to getting down there. The last month has been a high stress environment for us for what it is. We’re looking forward to getting to Sedalia, being with our partners and just having some fun.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

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

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

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

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

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

Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Great Marketing Opportunities for 2016!

There are great marketing opportunities available with Brian Brown Racing for 2016 with available spots on the car including the side of the nose wing. For more information, e-mail Brian at Brian@BrianBrownRacing.com.

Brown’s Bits

Of course, Brian won at Sedalia on July 7, and he has quite a track record at the ½-mile. He has recorded 14 wins including beating the ASCS National series. He has also claimed the Michael Ross, Tom Wilson and Bob Ramey Memorials.

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,850 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 5th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

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

Marketing Partner of the Week – Ditzfeld Transfer

Brian says – “Ditzfeld Transfer is a family deal. Ronnie and his sons were our very first sponsor. They haul our motors, and if I would need anything hauled across the country, I would call them first.”

Ditzfeld Transfer has been with Brian since the start of his racing career, and was his first sponsor. The Sedalia based family owned trucking business has been in operation for over 45 years, and has a commitment to maintaining the highest level of service. Currently, Ditzfeld Transfer utilizes more than 50 power units and 160 trailers. To learn more about Ditzfeld Transfer, visit www.DitzfeldTransfer.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – ISC Racer’s Tape

Brian says – “When you are racing anything, things don’t always go as planned. It’s good to know if you have a hole, or something is not sticking down like you need it, that we’ve got a great partner in ISC Racer’s Tape. We definitely put their product to use.”

For more than 20 years, ISC Racers Tape has supplied a full range of tapes to the racing industry. From Daytona to Indianapolis, everyone uses Racers Tape. With research and testing done on our own race cars, they proudly design and manufacture useful tape products that really work. Browse around, and see what ISC Racers Tape can do for you. Visit them on the web at www.ISCRacersTape.com!

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

 

 

Bellm Set for ASCS National Tour Home State Double

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (August 20, 2016) – Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team are poised for a pair of home “Show-Me State” events with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this weekend after the recent Knoxville 360 Nationals.

This weekend’s double begins at Farmington, Missouri’s St. Francois County Raceway on Saturday night before moving on to Sedalia’s Missouri State Fairgrounds for the $15,000-to-win High Roller Classic on Sunday night.

Saturday’s Farmington stop will be Bellm’s first visit to the St. Francois County Raceway oval aboard the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry while he has already posted a pair of ASCS Regional top-five finishes atop the storied Sedalia half-mile clay oval.

“From what I’ve seen and heard, St. Francois County Raceway sounds like our kind of place, pretty tight and racy,” the driver of the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions entry commented.

From a first time visit to familiar grounds on Sunday, Bellm says that, “We’ve had some good runs there this year, so hopefully we can build upon that. We’re looking forward to having two races relatively close to home this weekend.”

Bellm comes off an idle weekend after taking in Knoxville’s 360 Nationals on the opening weekend of the month aboard the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care/Dynotech Racing Engines machine.

It wasn’t the Nationals that Bellm was looking for.

“We drew a bad number to start with and then just didn’t put down the qualifying lap we needed, it was too much of a hole to overcome,” Bellm explained. “There’s not a do-over like with the 410 Nationals.

There were encouraging signs for Bellm and the Schaeffer Oil/Prater Designs/Racinboys entry.

“We were getting faster as we went along, we just got buried too deep at the start to dig out of it,” Bellm said after finishing off Knoxville 360’s Nationals in the Saturday night “C” Main championship feature event.

Currently ninth in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour point despite missing several events in the Northwest, Bellm has his sights set on some “Show-Me State” success this weekend at Farmington and Sedalia.

2016 Quick Stats: 33 races, 1 win, 11 top-fives, 13 top-tens.

Up Next:

Friday – Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, MO.

Saturday – Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at the Missouri State Fairgrounds Speedway in Sedalia, MO.

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 Set to Rock & Roll after Two Knoxville Weekends

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (August 19, 2016) – Aaron Reutzel is off to the Badlands in South Dakota after a pair of challenging weekends at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway.

The reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion sets his sights on a potential big day this weekend with the Rock and Roll Gold Cup at Badlands Motor Speedway near Sioux Falls, SD.

The unique event runs over the course of three nights beginning on Friday and ending on Sunday. It culminates with $50,000-to-win feature events in both the winged 410-ci and non-wing 410-ci Sprint Car divisions. A $25,000 bonus is up for grabs as well for the top overall finisher in both classes.

Reutzel will take part in both portions of the event beginning with Friday’s winged card and then Saturday’s wingless card before Sunday’s finale for both.

Reutzel has found success in both classes in the past.

“There’s just too much being paid out to pass it up,” Reutzel says.

The past two weekends have been spent at Knoxville Raceway at Iowa’s Marion County Fairgrounds. And the results weren’t the desired ones for Reutzel.

“It was just typical of how our year has gone,” Reutzel explains. “We were fast in both cars but just had problems both times.”

It started with the Knoxville 360 Nationals on August 4 with Reutzel turning in a solid qualifying lap aboard the Shark-powered Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car despite a balky engine.

In the scramble to determine the problem, a costly miscue put the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team behind the eight ball. “We were hurrying to get back out and I guess I forgot to put a spark plug wire back on,” Reutzel laments.

Not up to speed, Reutzel was forced pitside in the heat race and then secured a spot in the feature with a strong “B” Main performance in the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine.

From there, Reutzel rallied from the 23rd starting position to 12th in the feature event to secure a solid sixth starting position in the Saturday night “B” Main. And Reutzel was well on his way to landing a Knoxville 360 Nationals starting position in the August 6 Knoxville 360 Nationals finale, holding down third position when engine problems cut the night short.

The intensity picked up even more with Reutzel climbing into Shane Liebig’s No. 55L Sprint Car for the August 9 Capitani Classic and last week’s 56th Annual Knoxville Nationals.

After setting second-quick time in the Capitani, the rest of the week proved challenging with the team finally finishing out the Knoxville Nationals in Saturday’s “C” Main championship feature event.

“We had good speed, we just never really clicked,” Reutzel explains. “When they had the car good, I would make a mistake.”

“Everything has to be perfect at the Knoxville Nationals,” Reutzel continues. “You have to have the right amount of luck, the car has to be good and you can’t make any mistakes.”

Reutzel continues to be enthused with the direction the Liebig No. 55L team is going.

“We’re still making good progress every time out, we feel good about it,” Reutzel says. “We’ll just keep working at it.”

Now it’s time to go chase down some of that Badlands money. And there’s plenty of it there for the taking with a posted $250,000 purse for the weekend.

2016 Quick Stats: 66 races, 4 wins, 19 top-fives, 30 top-tens.

Up Next:

Friday, Saturday and Sunday - $250,000 Rock and Roll Gold Cup at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, SD.

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.

 

 

Friday August 19, 2016 Trail-Way Speedway Hanover, PA

UPCOMING EVENTS: Fri., August 26, 2016 – 358 Sprints, Street Stock Championship, 600 Micro Sprints, Classic Cars Lyle Adcock Memorial (Gates open at 5:30 p.m., Heats at 7:45 p.m.) Sat., August 27, 2016 – “Kings of Crash” Junk Car Demolition, Figure 8, Powder Puff, Limited Stock Championship (Gates open at 4:00 p.m., Heats at 6:00 p.m.)

CUNNINGHAM CLAIMS TRAIL-WAY TRONE OUTDOOR ADVERTISING CHAMPIONSHIP; HAMMAKER CROWNED “KING OF THE 358’S”; MILLER, STILL WIN MICRO FEATURES; ROBBIE CARROLL BEST OF LIMITED STOCKS

HANOVER, PA (8/19/2016) – J.B. Cunningham claimed the $2,000 top prize in Friday night’s Trone Outdoor Advertising 358 championship event at Trail-Way Speedway.

“How about that!” exclaimed Cunningham upon exiting the Jason Bulick #39 sponsored by Log Cabin Inn and K&C Enterprises in victory lane, “All the good guys kept falling out. We busted our butts the last two weeks. This is a new frame because we thought the other one was junk. I can’t thank Jason and the rest of the crew enough for their hard work. This win was on our bucket list.”

Cunningham started on the outside pole and led every lap, holding off several different challengers during the race. Four different drivers dropped from the field during the event. Cody Fletcher spun and collected fifth-place Kevin Nouse on turn two of lap nine. Two laps later, points leader David Holbrook collided with a lapped car in turn two. On that caution, Dwight Leppo, who inherited second for the restart, stopped on the back stretch. Then on lap 21, Doug Hammaker ended up on the outside wall while trying to chase down Cunningham.

Hammaker was done for the night and credited with an 11th-place finish, good enough to claim the four-track, eight race Capitol Renegage “King of the 358’s” point series by a mere five points over Nouse, who came back through the field to finish third.

“We got lucky with those cars dropping out,” said Hammaker on his eight-race series win, “My old man’s ticked because he though my crash was a bonehead move.” Hammaker’s series title was worth $2,000.

Second through fifth in the Trone Championship event were 12th-starting Isaac Sneeringer, Nouse, polesitter Dave Thrush, and hard charger Mike Bittinger, who started 17th.

Completing the top ten were Rick Horn, Wyatt Hinkle, Zach Euculano, Kody Hartlaub, and Dan Richcreek.

Qualifiers for the 20 “358” sprints were won by Seth Kearchner, Hammaker, and Leppo.

Hayden Miller claimed his third win of the year in the 20-lap 600cc micro-sprint feature.

Miller was running second when leader Jim Young spun in turn four of lap eight and led the next nine laps before 12th-starting Brad Weber got by on lap 17. Weber’s motor went sour, and Miller reclaimed the lead on lap 19. Weber dove to the infield during a last-lap caution, and Anthony Macri crossed second at the end. Dylan Norris, Darren Kauffman, and Daniel Bair finished third through fifth.

Heats for the 16 600s were won by Young and Miller.

Jim Still, who announced in victory lane that this will be his final season, scored his first win of the year and the 18th of his Trail-Way career in the Mason Dixon 270cc micro-sprint feature event. Brian Marriott, Mike Rutherford; Chad Myers, and Cory Myers completed the top five.

Heats for the 20 270s were won by Marriott and Steven Cox.

Robbie Carroll scored his third win of the year and seventh of his TW career in the 15-lap limited stock feature. Shane Miller, Jason Chronister, Justin Wagaman, and Matt Chronister rounded out the top five.

Carroll and Charles Millender were heat winners for the 17 limited stocks.

Next Friday, August 26th, Trail-Way swings back into action with the 358 Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints, Street Stocks in a Championship race and the Classic Cars, who will be competing in the Lyle Adcock Memorial. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with heats beginning at 7:45 p.m.

The following day, Saturday, August 27th, Trail-Way hosts the “Kings of Crash” Junk Car Demolition. Also in action will be the Figure 8, Powder Puff and the Limited Stocks in a Championship race. Gates open at 4:00 p.m., with the “Best Appearing Junk Car Contest” beginning at 6:00 p.m.

For all the latest news and related information from Trail-Way Speedway, fans are reminded to visit the speedway website at www.trail-wayspeedway.com. The complete story and agate from each race night is posted shortly after the final checkered flag.

Friday August 19, 2016 Trail-Way Speedway Hanover, PA For Immediate Release

358 SPRINT CAR “TRONE OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP & RACE #8 OF THE CAPITOL RENEGADE KING OF THE 358’S”

FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 39-JB Cunningham, Jr. $2,000; 2. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 3. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 4. 22T-Dave Thrush; 5. 12-Mike Bittinger (Big Mike’s Crabhouse Hard Charger); 6. 01-Rick Horn; 7. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 8. 10-Zach Euculano; 9. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 10. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 11. 66-Doug Hammaker-Capitol Renegade KING of the 358’s” Champion (DNF); 12. 35-Steve Owings (DNF); 13. 41-Jeff Halligan (DNF); 14. 77K-Steven Kisamore (DNF); 15. 4-Dwight Leppo; 16. 64-Randy Whisler (DNF); 17. 77-David Holbrook (DNF); 18. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 19. 30-Seth Kearchner (DNF); 20. 10T-Brody Treaster (DNF). No time.

Lap Leaders: JB Cunningham, Jr. (1-25)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 30-Seth Kearchner; 2. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 3. 39-JB Cunningham, Jr.; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 5. 01-Rick Horn; 6. 64-Randy Whisler; 7. 11D-Kody Hartlaub (DNF). No time.

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 35-Steve Owings; 3. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 4. 77-David Holbrook; 5. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 6. 12-Mike Bittinger; 7. 77K-Steven Kisamore. No time.

358 Sprint Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 4-Dwight Leppo; 2. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 3. 22T-Dave Thrush; 4. 10-Zach Euculano; 5. 41-Jeff Halligan; 6. 10T-Brody Treaster. Time – 2:22.90

MASON DIXON 270 MICRO SPRINTS

FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 8-Jim Still; 2. 18-Brian Marriott; 3. 5K-Mike Rutherford; 4. 32-Chad Myers; 5. 20-Cory Myers; 6. 6T-Tyler Ulrich; 7. 64-Levi Peck; 8. 29C-Jeff Arigo; 9. 18S-Nick Sweigart; 10. 6-Tim McClelland; 11. 58-Steven Cox; 12. 84-Zachary Glass; 13. 99-Joe Trone, Jr.; 14. 44-Mike Boer; 15. 8D-Charles Ford; 16. 5-Shannon Weaver; 17. 4T4-Joe Long, Jr. (DNF); 18. 16-Keera Dupler (DNF); 19. 2-Bill Laughman (DNS); 20. 32M-Shaun McIntyre (DNS). No time.

Lap Leaders: Jim Still (1-20)

270 Micro Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 18-Brian Marriott; 2. 20-Cory Myers; 3. 5K-Mike Rutherford; 4. 29C-Jeff Arigo; 5. 6T-Tyler Ulrich; 6. 84-Zachary Glass; 7. 4T4-Joe Long, Jr.; 8. 8D-Charles Ford; 9. 2-Bill Laughman (DNF); 10. 16-Keera Dupler (DNF).

270 Micro Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 58-Steven Cox; 2. 8-Jim Still; 3. 18S-Nick Sweigart; 4. 6-Tim McClelland; 5. 32-Chad Myers; 6. 99-Joe Trone, Jr.; 7. 5-Shannon Weaver; 8. 44-Mike Boer; 9. 64-Levi Peck (DNF); 10. 32M-Shaun McIntyre (DNS). No time.

600 MICRO SPRINTS

FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 11H-Hayden Miller; 2. 39-Anthony Macri; 3. 17E-Dylan Norris; 4. 6-Darren Kauffman; 5. 29-Daniel Bair; 6. 16-Bret Cronrath; 7. 91-Randy Kunkle, Jr.; 8. 14K-Hannah Riser; 9. 4R-Zane Rudisill; 10. 27Q-Mike Rynard; 11. 8-Jim Young; 12. 71-Tyler Leese; 13. 17-Brad Weber (DNF); 14. 22-Nash Ely (DNF); 15. 93-Cory Lawler (DNF); 16. 56-Jake Frye (DNF). No time.

Lap Leaders: Jim Young (1-8); Hayden Miller (9-16); Brad Weber (17-18); Hayden Miller (19-20)

600 Micro Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 8-Jim Young; 2. 14K-Hannah Riser; 3. 17-Brad Weber; 4. 39-Anthony Macri; 5. 22-Nash Ely; 6. 29-Daniel Bair; 7. 4R-Zane Rudisill; 8. 6-Darren Kauffman. Time – 2:05.84

600 Micro Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 11H-Hayden Miller; 2. 93-Cory Lawler; 3. 16-Bret Cronrath; 4. 91-Randy Kunkle, Jr.; 5. 56-Jake Frye; 6. 27Q-Mike Rynard; 7. 71-Tyler Leese; 8. 17E-Dylan Norris (DNF). No time.

 

 

Mother Nature rules the night, but crowns three Track Champions

Sarver, PA (August 19, 2016) After dodging a pair of storm cells, (one each to the north and south), a third cell popped up on the radar with little warning and dumped 30-40 minutes of rain on the Action Track forcing the cancellation of Friday Night’s Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas racing program. With that cancellation, Russ King, Mat Williamson and Corey McPherson clinched 2016 Track Championships in their respective divisions by virtue of their points lead. A maximum of 40 points (10 for the heat and 30 for the feature) can be earned on a given night of Fab4 Racing and each entered the night with a greater lead than 40 points.

Russ King carried a 49 point lead over Three-Time Defending Track Champion Alex Ferree and while that’s certainly not the way King would have wanted to seal the deal, he is officially the 2016 Track Champion in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models just the same. And in doing so, Russ joins his brother Rex, (2014 Diehl Mods Track Champion), to become the first pair of brothers to win Lernerville Track Championships.

Speaking of Rex King Jr., he would have entered the night second in points in the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds, but Two-Time and Defending Track Champion and seven-time feature winner this season Mat Williamson had a 59-point cushion. The rainout ensured Mat’s spot at the head table of the Annual Awards banquet for the third time in four seasons.

The third beneficiary of tonight’s washout is now four-time Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman Track Champion Corey McPherson. McPherson, a four-time feature winner so far this season, entered Friday Night with a 58-point lead over last week’s feature winner Tyler Dietz. McPherson has now won back-to-back titles for the second time in his career, with only Jim Fosnaught’s 2014 Championship season standing in the way of tying John Flinner’s Lernerville record five straight titles.

The only title yet to be determined is that of the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints where Jack Sodeman Jr. holds a 28-point lead over Defending Track Champion AJ Flick. Sodeman will look to join the elite company of names like Blaney, Lynch, Wearing, Ferree, Rankin, Hess, Flick and Murdick as Father-Son Track Champions; Jack Sodeman Sr. won the Sprint title in 1979 and the Modified title in 1985. Flick made his own history last season by making the Flicks the first family to have three generations of Track Champions.

The Peoples Natural Gas Sprint title will be determined next Friday, August 26 on Championship Night and King, Williamson and McPherson will be officially crowned after their respective features are completed.

The following weekend, (on Friday-Saturday, September 2-3), the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series returns to the Action Track for the Working Man Weekend. The new format for the blockbuster weekend will, for the first time in series history, not include heat races in the program. On Friday night there will be time trials and 25-lap qualifying features that pay $2,500-to-win. The car count will determine how many qualifying features there are. If the car count exceeds 40, there will be three qualifying features; if the car count exceeds 60, there will be four qualifying features. The finale on Saturday night will begin with Last Chance Showdown races and culminate with a 75-lap, $20,000-to-win feature.

Tickets for the Working Man Weekend can be purchased online at LernervilleTickets.com or by calling/visiting the speedway office. All advance ticket purchases include a free fan pit pass upgrade.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Aug. 18

IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 764; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 758; 3. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 752; 4. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 748; 5. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 743; 6. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 739; 7. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 737; 8. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 727; 9. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 716; 10. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 715; 11. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 714; 12. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 705; 13. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 698; 14. Dalton Stevens, Scurry, Texas, Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, and John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, each 691; 17. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 689; 18. Austin Mundie, Dallas, Texas, 686; 19. Justin Fifield, Mes­quite, Texas, 683; 20. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 677.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. Blake Robertson, Visalia, Calif., 470; 2. Zane Blanchard, Hanford, Calif., 414; 3. Mathew Moles, Fresno, Calif., 394; 4. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 373; 5. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., 356; 6. Jared Faria, Tipton, Calif., 353; 7. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 352; 8. Cole Danell, Visa­lia, Calif., 330; 9. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., 319; 10. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 313.

Colorado – 1. Justin Wolf Medlock, Colorado Springs, Colo., 407; 2. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 386; 3. Brian Hardman, Golden, Colo., 349; 4. Zac Taylor, Green River, Wyo., 327; 5. Greg Schaefer, Hudson, Colo., 323; 6. Coby Pearce, Golden, Colo., 316; 7. Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., 307; 8. Nic Sutton, Arvada, Colo., 304; 9. Brad Wasson, Fort Morgan, Colo., 288; 10. Scott Rhoades, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 273.

Indiana – 1. Luke Bland, Bloomington, Ind., 425; 2. Jared Fox, Bloomington, Ind., 418; 3. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 416; 4. Ethan Fleetwood, Smithville, Ind., 413; 5. Tony Anderson, Blooming­ton, Ind., 394; 6. Kerry Kinser, Solsberry, Ind., 380; 7. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 366; 8. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 329; 9. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 318; 10. Dakota Jack­son, Elizabethtown, Ind., 295.

Iowa – 1. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 481; 2. Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, Iowa, 464; 3. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 447; 4. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 422; 5. Ben Woods, Newton, Iowa, 417; 6. Eric Bridger, Winterset, Iowa, and Nathan Mills, Bondurant, Iowa, both 367; 8. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 362; 9. Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 360; 10. Brandon Worthington, Indianola, Iowa, 326.

Kansas – 1. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 539; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 524; 3. Jeff Rad­cliffe, Hill City, Kan., 450; 4. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 448; 5. Steven Richardson, Manhat­tan, Kan., 413; 6. Aaron Ploussard, Oberlin, Kan., 368; 7. Brian Herbert, Dodge City, Kan., 345; 8. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 343; 9. John Webster, North Platte, Neb., 326; 10. Craig Jecha, Rush Center, Kan., 320.

Louisiana – 1. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 275; 2. Thomas Johnson Jr., Deridder, La., 222; 3. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., and Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., both 206; 5. Ty John­son, Eunice, La., 200; 6. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 188; 7. Koty Adams, Doyline, La., 184; 8. Asa Williamson, Pineville, La., 182; 9. Ian Looper, Marshall, Texas, 149; 10. Jerry Butch David, Geismar, La., 139.

Minnesota – 1. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 848; 2. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 602; 3. Jer­emy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 595; 4. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 501; 5. Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 468; 6. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 453; 7. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 440; 8. Nate Ea­kin, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 402; 9. Bruce Anderson, Trimont, Minn., 398; 10. Jesse Cripe, South Ha­ven, Minn., 350.

Nebraska – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 666; 2. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 553; 3. Toby Chap­man, Panama, Neb., 551; 4. Terry Richards, Denton, Neb., 540; 5. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 523; 6. Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., and Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., both 510; 8. Ja­son Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 503; 9. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman, Neb., 490; 10. Nathan Weiler, Omaha, Neb., 484.

New Jersey – 1. Mike Haggenbottom, Levittown, Pa., 361; 2. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Doylestown, Pa., 343; 3. Kyle Purks, Warminster, Pa., 336; 4. Jeff Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 314; 5. Chris Allen, Wrightstown, N.J., 273; 6. Samantha Lieberman, Southampton, Pa., 271; 7. Brendon Poff, Rich­boro, Pa., 263; 8. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 261; 9. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 256; 10. Rob­ert DeVault Jr., Pilesgrove, N.J., 246.

North Carolina – 1. Scott Lawrence, Concord, N.C., 184; 2. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 179; 3. Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C., 175; 4. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 166; 5. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., 130; 6. Bobby Courtwright, Evans, Ga., 101; 7. Tom Humphries, Waynes­boro, Va., 80; 8. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 74; 9. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 71; 10. Gregory Smyre II, Hickory, N.C., 70.

Ohio – 1. Mike Downs, Chillicothe, Ohio, 377; 2. James Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 355; 3. Andy Hill, Frankfort, Ohio, 344; 4. Jeff Taylor, Cherry Hill, N.J., 212; 5. Michael Ebersbach, Baltimore, Ohio, 133; 6. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 103; 7. John Bott, Wallace, W.V., 95; 8. Randy Sterling, Morrisdale, Pa., 71; 9. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 69; 10. Brinton Marvel, Pittsboro, Ind., 35.

Oklahoma – 1. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 179; 2. Joe Wood Jr., Newcastle, Okla., 177; 3. Shayla Waddell, Moore, Okla., 158; 4. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 156; 5. Brandon Long, Iowa Park, Texas, and Gary Kelley, Lone Grove, Okla., both 139; 7. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 129; 8. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 118; 9. Jerry Jumper, Norman, Okla., 117; 10. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 113.

Pennsylvania – 1. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 859; 2. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 706; 3. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 702; 4. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 673; 5. Kenneth Duke, Selins­grove, Pa., 653; 6. John Martin Jr., Fayetteville, Pa., 532; 7. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 528; 8. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 501; 9. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 498; 10. Dale Schweikart, Linden, Pa., 490.

South Dakota – 1. Robby Wolfgang, Sioux Falls, S.D., 337; 2. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 322; 3. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., and Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, both 314; 5. Matt Ziebarth, Flandreau, S.D., 308; 6. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 307; 7. Taylor Ryan, Flandreau, S.D., 283; 8. Trevor Mell, Harwood, N.D., 263; 9. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 253; 10. Micah Schliemann, Baltic, S.D., 142.

Texas – 1. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 1,210; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 1,191; 3. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 869; 4. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 803; 5. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 800; 6. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 774; 7. Bryan Debrick, Ir­ving, Texas, 773; 8. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 768; 9. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 766; 10. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 760.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 439; 2. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 427; 3. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 382; 4. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 374; 5. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 309; 6. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 297; 7. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 290; 8. J.D. Coats, Bumpass, Va., 270; 9. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 259; 10. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 244.

 

 

Fremont Speedway

FREMONT, Ohio – Winged sprint car racing will return to the Sandusky County Fair in Fremont, Ohio for the first time in 40 years. The event – featuring 305 sprint cars – will open the fair on Tuesday, Aug. 23 on the clay oval of the historic Fremont Speedway.

Thanks to Joe and Fran Darmofal, the event will pay $1,200 to win the 30 lap feature and $175 to start. Also, thanks to Steve Klisz, the ladies dirt truck powder puff race will pay $500 to win.

The 305 sprint car event is open to any legal 305 sprint car in the country. Fremont Speedway has hosted racing since 1951 and the last time sprint cars raced on “The Track That Action Built” during the fair was 1976.

“We are hearing some of the 410 sprint car drivers are securing rides for this event and even some cars from out of the area are coming in. The more the merrier. This event will expose our great sport to new fans. It also is nostalgic for our long time fans who remember how special the fair race used to be,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter.

Admission is $8 to get into the fairgrounds which offers all the sites, sounds and fun of the fair. Admission into the race is just $7.

Farmer wants to remind race teams of the following logistics:

- The pits will be in the lot of the old sugar beet plant at the intersection of Haynes Ave. and N. Front Street. Pits will be open at 4 p.m. and pit passes are required.

- Cars and equipment will be shuttled into the track’s infield. Trailers and trucks will be made available to transport the equipment into the infield

- NO ATV’S will be allowed in the infield. Teams that have small utility trailers may put them in the infield.

“We are planning a unique format for this special race,” said Farmer.

Farmer said once the races are complete, teams will be allowed to bring their trailers to the infield to load their equipment.

Hot laps will take place around 6:15 p.m. with racing under way at 7 p.m. The track’s grandstands will open at 5 p.m.

For more information contact Farmer at 419-307-4241 or go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

 

 

Lone Ranger: Brad Sweet only full-time World of Outlaws driver that has raced at Angell Park Speedway

SUN PRAIRIE, Wisc. — August 19, 2016 — Only one driver competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has raced at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. That same driver has also been victorious at the historic third-mile bullring. Who is the driver? Brad Sweet, who pilots the No. 49 for Kasey Kahne Racing.

Sweet, who won a USAC National Midget Series race at Angell Park Speedway on the Fourth of July in 2010, returns to the track on Sunday, August 21 as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competes for the first time ever at the historic oval in the Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic, along with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series and Badger Midgets.

“It’s nice to be able to say I’ve won there,” said Sweet, whose win also came in a Kasey Kahne Racing machine. “We’ll see if having raced there before or not helps,” he noted. “It certainly can’t hurt. I’ve never raced a winged car there, but having experience at a track usually helps. Hopefully we can get the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet car up front.”

In the race that Sweet won at Angell Park Speedway in 2010, he led just one lap, but it was the most important one, the final lap. Sweet also turned in an impressive performance in the opener of the 2009 Hall of Fame Classic at Angell Park, charging from dead last to a runner-up finish, after an early-race flat tire sent him to the work area. While it’s been nearly six years since he raced at Angell Park Speedway, Sweet remembers a couple of the nuances of the track.

“Angell Park (Speedway) is a flat track and has an inside guardrail,” shared Sweet. “It’s pretty small, so there should be some pretty tight racing action for us. They have made some changes to the track and have widened it out, but it’s still a small track and that certainly takes a little different mindset that racing on the big tracks. We’ll have to take a look at it when we get there and go from there.”

The Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series has raced twice at Angell Park Speedway this season, with Scotty Thiel picking up the win in both of those races. Bill Balog, a multi-time IRA champion, defeated the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series earlier this season in Wisconsin at Beaver Dam Raceway in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial, earning his first-career Outlaws win in the process. Sweet looks forward to the added competition that will await the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Angell Park.

“There will be some local guys that have more experience than us there and they should run well,” Sweet noted. “The Outlaws guys will also be tough as always. We go to so many different tracks that you have to be able to adapt quick, with the handful of hot laps that you get. We’ll go in and give it our best shot.”

Sweet enters the Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic third in points, just five markers out of second. The California native led the standings for the first four-plus months of the season. Sweet has seven wins thus far in 2016 to go along with 46 top-10 finishes, of which 33 are top-five performances. He leads the series with 11 Fast Time awards. Around 25 nights of racing remain on the 2016 calendar for Sweet and his fellow World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitors.

“There are still some tight point battles and we want to finish the season out as strong as we can,” said Sweet. “We are just a few points out of second and battling our teammate (Daryn Pittman) for third and fourth. We don’t really have any crazy goals or expectations. We just want to finish the year strong. If we finish second, that’s great, if we end up fourth, that’s just how it ended up. We’ll give it our best effort either way.”

Tickets for the Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic on Sunday, August 21 can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

For more information on tickets, visit www.slspromotions.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

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DONNY SCHATZ

Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance Team Makes First Visit to Angell Park Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 19, 2016) – For the fifth time in 2016, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and his Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team will compete in the state of Wisconsin as the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series makes its first-ever appearance Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin as part of the annual Sweet Corn Festival.

The race was recently added to the schedule and provides Schatz another shot at a victory in what has already been a good run for the seven-time WoO champion in the Badger State this season. He’s raced the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J to a victory and three other podium finishes there so far this season and he’s looking to make Angell Park the 79th different facility where’s won a WoO A-Feature during his illustrious 20-year WoO career.

His June 29 victory at Rockford (Ill.) Speedway was his most recent at a new facility on the Outlaws’ slate. Schatz led all 30 laps to become the Outlaws’ first winner at the facility and he’s looking to duplicate that outcome Sunday at the 1/3-mile, Angell Park dirt oval.

Schatz’s first four starts on Wisconsin soil this season have showcased the talents of Schatz and his crew of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti. The first race was the annual “JB” Jim Boyd Memorial on June 25 at Beaver Dam Raceway. Schatz experienced a mechanical problem during his heat race and was forced to start deep in the field. And the former WISSOTA champion charged his way forward, driving from 14th to finish third in the 40-lap contest. Next up was an early July doubleheader at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, where Schatz finished second in the opening-night main event before leading 27 laps the following night and scoring the victory in the 35-lap finale. The fourth stop came on the final day of July as the Outlaws returned to Wilmot Raceway for another 40-lap event in which Schatz continued his podium streak by racing from sixth to second.

Schatz leads the Outlaws back to Wisconsin on the heels of Tuesday night’s flag-to-flag triumph at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska. The victory was his 17th of the season and third victory at the 3/8-mile, dirt oval. He increased his WoO career win total to 221, ranking him third behind Sprint car racing icons Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell.

With 24 races remaining in the 2016, Schatz is focused on continuing his quest for an eighth WoO championship and winning as often as he can during the next 10 weeks. He has a 241-point lead in the standings and tops the series in most statistical categories, including wins with 17, podium finishes with 30, 44 top-five finishes and 57 top-10s.

The pit gates open Sunday at 2 p.m. CDT. The grandstands will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.angellparkspeedway.net or call 608-837-5252.

Race fans unable to attend Sunday’s race can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen free as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to DIRTVision.com for more information.

The TSR Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team can be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TonyStewart_Rcg, liked on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing, and followed on Instgram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J:

Throughout your 20 years of racing with the Outlaws, you’ve been challenged with racing at new facilities. How do you approach Sunday’s race at Angell Park?

“We’re going to treat it like every other night but without the notes to look at that we have for so many other tracks. When I first got out here back in 1997, there were so many good drivers and teams who could figure out new tracks so quickly. I kind of learned back then that some things you just had to experience. Tony Stewart has built an incredible team. Collectively, we’ve got a lot of years of experience. I talked with them today and they are back at the shop in Indiana getting things ready for Sunday. We all have a pretty good idea of where to start and then it’s just like most of the other nights, where you have to pay attention to what the track is doing and make an educated decision on what the surface is going to do so you have the best car possible. That goes back to that experience factor. We’ve seen it play out many times before. We’re going to do everything we can to put ourselves in a good position at the end of the night.”

This is the time of the year when the season begins its path toward Charlotte and the end of the year. You and your team have put yourselves in a good position. What’s the key to maintaining that margin and finishing the season at a championship level?

“The biggest thing is to stay focused on each race in front of you. Once you get through the Knoxville Nationals, things are a little less tense. My guys have worked really hard to dig us out of a pretty big hole we had in the standings early this year. We’ve done that by winning races and continuing to get our entire package better. We want more wins and that’s what we are focused on. We still have some important races out there and we want to enjoy the run toward Charlotte. We have set our expectations bar pretty high and we still have a lot accomplish in these final 24 races.”

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (8/19/16) - With back-to-school time in full swing, race teams, sponsors, and fans want to make this hectic time of year just a little bit easier this Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. At current count, 130 book bags have been donated to be given away to school aged kids in attendance at Saturdays race. The track is aiming to reach their goal of 200. In addition, 6 bicycles will be raffled off to help kids make their commute to school that much easier. A full program of racing presented by Indian Lake Outfitters will accompany the giveaways featuring the Satellite Connections Non Wing Sprints, Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modifieds, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Non Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. Pit side gates swing open at 4PM; grandstands at 5PM. Cars hit the racing surface for hot laps at 6PM with the first green flag of the night flying at 7PM. Adult general admission is just $12. Children aged 11-15 years old are admitted for $6 with everyone under the age of ten admitted for FREE.

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

 

 

Wingless Sprint Series On Hand For August 20th Madras Speedway Open Wheel Spectacular

By Ben Deatherage Madras, Oregon- For the third time in 2016 the Wingless Sprint Series will head over to central Oregon’s Madras Speedway. The ¼-mile clay oval will be hosting the Open Wheel Spectacular and should be another riveting affair to the current campaign. With Cottage Grove Speedway having no racing during the weekend it may attract some regulars from the southern Willamette Valley.

Rob Lindsey has been very dominant this year and leads the point standings as well as the win column. Lindsey has three main event victories including the last WSS race at Willamette Speedway a few weeks ago. Kyle Miller, Gary Lynch, Lance Hallmark, Cooper Desbiens, and Wayne Van Raden all have won once. Rob Lindsey won the season opener at Madras earlier this year while the driver getting the job done at the Make-A-Wish Race in July.

Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:30, and Racing around 6:30. Adults are $10.00, Seniors/Military $6.00, Children (6-11) $5.00, and Kids 5 or younger are FREE. For more information, log on to www.madrasspeedway.com. For the latest news and information regarding the Wingless Sprint Series visit their website at wingless.nwextremeseries.com.

2016 WINGLESS SPRINT SERIES SCHEDULE (DATE-TRACK-LOCATION) May 7th-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon (Rob Lindsey) May 21st-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon (Cooper Desbiens) May 28th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (Rained Out) June 11th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (Rob Lindsey) June 18th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon (Rained Out) June 25th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon (Kyle Miller) July 9th-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon (Gary Lynch) July 16th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon (Lance Hallmark) July 23rd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon (Wayne Van Raden) August 6th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon (Rob Lindsey) August 20th-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon September 3rd-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon September 10th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon

 

 

Outlaw Sprint Warriors vs. F.A.S.T. 305s at Mercer Raceway Park

(Mercer, PA August 17, 2016): Sprint car fans are in for a special treat this Saturday, August 20, at Mercer Raceway Park. There will be head-to-head competition between the speedway's Bonnell's Rod Shops Outlaw Sprint Warriors and the Fremont Attica Sprint Tour 305s. It will be the first time that the F.A.S.T. racers will cross the Pennsylvania state line to race on the tricky oval. Will the Mercer regulars have a home court advantage? You'd better be there to witness this historic event!

A big field of cars is expected.

Andy Priest and Jimmy Seger will be among the local favorites, along with Mike Marano, II, Rod Jones, Gregg McCandless, Mike Miller, Darin Gallagher, Eric L. Williams, and Greg Dobrosky. Add in racers like Jacob Gomola, George Englert, Vincent Dougherty, and C.J. Jones, and the Mercer faithful will have plenty of talented drivers to root for.

Cody Bova, the 2015 champion at Mercer, has a foot in each camp. He has split his track time between Mercer Raceway Park and the F.A.S.T. circuit. So, if he goes to victory lane, which team will he pledge allegiance to?

And, what about the visiting squad? Paul Weaver currently leads the F.A.S.T. points lead, and he has some experience racing at the Park. He has scored several wins with the series so far, and he would like nothing better than to take the bacon home with him. Nate Dussel, Steve Rando, Dan McCarron, and Alvin Roepke fill out the top five in the F.A.S.T. standings. Other names familiar to Western PA fans include Bobby Clark and John Ivy, both of whom have raced in this area with some success. Will their prowess with 360 Sprints translate to the 305s? Also expected to race with the visitors is Landon LaLonde, who has made the journey to Mercer twice to get some valuable track time.

Also on the card will be those 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints. Jack Sodeman, Jr. has been on a hot streak lately, as he is gunning for his third point championship. A.J. Flick, Brandon and Brent Matus, Michael Bauer, and many more will be on hand.

Jimmy Holden and Kyle Fink are still battling for the points championship in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. Lonny Riggs, Tommy Kristyak, and Sid Unverzagt, Jr. will also be in contention for the win.

William Hurrelbrink is on pace to clinch his first track championship in the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks, but don't count out defending champ Ryan Moyer just yet. Moyer, along with Shawn Smith, Curt Bish, Pat Fielding, Russ Byler, and Terry and Leigh Wheeler have all been remarkably fast, and any one of them could take Hurrelbrink down.

The two Sprint Car divisions will be racing in the evening segment of the program. Their racing will start at approximately 7 p.m.

Remember that the matinee will feature the Rock Concrete Modified Lites, Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks, and the Elder Tractor Sales and Service Junior Sprints. They will get the green flag at 5:30 p.m. So, if you want to see these three star racers, come out early!

The pit gates will open at 3 p.m., and the spectator gates will open at 4 p.m.

Regular event ticket pricing will apply. Adult admission will be $13, seniors (60+) $11, and students (9-15) $5. Children (8 and under) will be admitted for free. The economical Family Pass will be just $28, and that will apply to two adults and up to four minors of any age. Pit Passes will be $30.

The next week, August 27, will be Championship Night. Double points will be on the line and the champions will be crowned! All seven divisions will be in competition. In addition, it will be the second Meet Your Heroes Night, presented by Herr's, the official snack food of Mercer Raceway Park. Fans of all ages will get to mingle with their favorite drivers.

Remember, too, 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 include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Mercer Hardware, Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, Pizza Joe's, Sharon Auto Wrecking, Inc., AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson's, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, Ritenour Equipment Co., 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.

 

 

DJ Netto Returns To Racing In California Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to his native California after is second trip to the Knoxville Nationals; DJ Netto is excited for busy part of the year to get underway in California starting Saturday night with the Johnny Key Classic.

“There was some bright spots in our trip, but we were a little disappointed with how we ended up,” DJ Netto said. “Going back there and running at that level will help us for some big races back home I think.”

Kicking his trip off at the Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, SD, Netto would open his night off on a high note as he timed his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Kaeding Performance entry in 11th fastest in what was his first ever visit to the track.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Netto would get off to a nice start as he would battle with a driver who has a ton of laps at the speedway, Mark Dobmeier. Finishing second to Dobmeier, Netto would move into the night’s feature event.

Finding himself in the fourth row of the feature event, Netto would continue to show speed during his first visit as he carved his way through the field. Netto would join fellow Californian, Tim Kaeding on the podium as he would finish in the third spot.

Kicking his Knoxville Nationals off during the Capitani Classic, Netto would have a rough night that saw him finish in the B Main.

Heading into his qualifying night, Netto would time in 41st quickest before racing his way from the C Main into the B Main. Still not pleased, Netto and company would continue to work as they were back in action on Friday night.

Friday night would see the Hanford, CA driver get off to a much better start as he would time in 21st quickest before finishing sixth in his heat race. From his 12th starting spot, Netto would look a little more comfortable on the ½ mile as he would pick up a handful of positions during the 12-lap battle as he would finish in the seventh spot.

With his Friday night finish, Netto would line up in the 17th spot of the C Main. With the track still narrow during this race, Netto would race with Jason Solwold, and Austin McCarl during the 15-lapper as he would close his Nationals out with a 16th place finish in the “C”.

“It wasn’t the end result we wanted, but I was really pleased how we seemed to make gains each night,” Netto said. “It was a fun trip, and I was glad we got to make an appearance at Badlands Speedway, and run well there. Huge thanks to everyone who made our trip possible, and I am looking forward to racing Saturday night back in California.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Kaeding Performance, Shell Rotella T6, and Van De Pol Enterprises for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Netto returns to action on Saturday night during the Johnny Key Classic in Watsonville, CA.

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World of Outlaws visit Nodak Speedway for Gerdau Magic City Showdown on August 28

MINOT, N.D. — August 18, 2016 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is set for its 11th appearance at Nodak Speedway in Minot, North Dakota in 2016, as the Gerdau Magic City Showdown presented by Gerdau, Schatz Crossroads, Minot Tourism and Fastlane Carwash-Minot hits the track on Sunday, August 28. The series is in the midst of a very competitive season, with 16 drivers having picked up wins thus far in 2016.

Last year at Nodak Speedway, Donny Schatz, who was born and raised in Minot, extended his win streak with the series at his home track to four races. Schatz was one of three drivers that led over the course of the 35-lap race. Paul McMahan was the early leader, before Brad Sweet moved into the top spot on lap-18, when a flat tire forced McMahan to the work area. Sweet would lead until he, too, suffered a flat tire on lap-32, handing the lead back to Schatz, who would stay out front for the final four circuits.

Joey Saldana and Daryn Pittman each have won once in their careers at Nodak Speedway. In the 10 main events contested by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Nodak Speedway, dating back to 2006, seven different drivers have been victorious. Schatz didn’t pick up his first win until his seventh start with the series at the track, which came in 2012. Since that win, he has been undefeated at Nodak Speedway.

Schatz is the current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series point leader on the strength of 17 wins and 57 top-10 finishes. David Gravel currently is second in points and has won a career-high seven A-Feature events thus far in 2016. Brad Sweet, who led the standings for the first few months of the season, sits third, and also has won seven races. Pittman, who is Sweet’s teammate at Kasey Kahne Racing, is just three markers behind Sweet in points. Saldana, who has four victories this season, rounds out the current top-five in points.

Shane Stewart is sixth in points, less than 25 markers out of the top-five. Stewart has five wins thus far in 2016. Jason Johnson, who earned the biggest win of his career last weekend, claiming the $150,000 Knoxville Nationals is seventh in points and has two wins in 2016. Logan Schuchart, who scored his first-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win last month in Wisconsin is eighth in points, followed by Jason Sides, who also has one win this season. Paul McMahan rounds out the top-10, while third-year driver Jacob Allen is 12th in the standings.

Greg Wilson from Ohio is the leading contender this year for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. He picked up the second win of his career with the Outlaws earlier this season in Charlotte. Clyde Knipp, a teenager from Missouri, is also contesting the majority of the schedule as a rookie.

Tickets for the Gerdau Magic City Showdown Presented by Gerdau, Schatz Crossroads, Minot Tourism and Fastlane Carswash-Minot, featuring the World of Outlaws at Nodak Speedway on Sunday, August 28 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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Taylor Leads Team ILP into the Winner's Circle

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Aug. 18, 2016) - Inside Line Promotions driver Zac Taylor charged from 11th to score a win last Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo.

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

Danny Lasoski guided Big Game Motorsports to a third-place result on Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, during the 56th annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals.

Dale Blaney recorded a fifth-place finish on Thursday at Knoxville Raceway during the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals.

Seth Bergman rebounded from an early incident to post a fifth-place result on Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss.

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2016 -

Derek Hagar - 11 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 25 and March 26; Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn., on April 23; Duck River Raceway Park in Lewisburg, Tenn., on April 30; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on May 14; Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., on May 21; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on May 27; Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 28; East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., on June 18; Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark., on July 3 and Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss., on July 9); Jack Dover - 9 (U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on June 10; Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on June 18; Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on June 25; Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on July 1; Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on July 9 and July 23; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on July 21; Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa, on July 22 and Beatrice Speedway in Beatrice, Neb., on July 31); Dale Blaney - 7 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 1; Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15 and May 27; Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on April 23; Butler Speedway in Quincy, Mich., on June 11; Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, on June 19 and Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pa., on July 29); Giovanni Scelzi - 7 (Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif., on April 30 and July 6; Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on May 20, June 24 and July 2 and Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif., on July 9 and Aug. 6); Danny Lasoski - 6 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 9; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 16, May 7, May 21 and July 9 and Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, on June 19); Trey Starks - 6 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on April 2; Lancaster Super Speedway in Lancaster, S.C., on April 9; Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 4; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 11; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on June 18 and Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore., on July 9); Seth Bergman - 5 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on Feb. 27; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on March 4; Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on April 8 and Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on May 29 and Aug. 7); Zac Taylor - 5 (Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo., on April 23; Lamar Speedway in Lamar, Colo., on May 13; Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyo., on June 10; Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., on Aug. 5 and El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on Aug. 13); Zach Blurton - 4 (WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., on April 10; Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo., on June 25 and July 30 and Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte, Neb., on July 9); Brandon Hanks - 4 (Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on March 25; Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., on April 17; Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on May 7 and Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on July 9); Johnny Herrera - 4 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on March 17; Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich., on June 3 and Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on July 22 and July 23); Sammy Swindell - 4 (Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on April 2 and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 25, July 1 and Aug. 6); Channin Tankersley - 4 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on May 6 and July 22; Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on May 7 and Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on July 23); Devin Kline - 3 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 4, July 9 and Aug. 6); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 3 (Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on July 3; Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on July 9 and Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Ark., on July 15); Jamie Ball - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 25 and Aug. 4); Josh Baughman - 2 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 26 and Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on July 8); Patrick Dills - 2 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on June 4 and June 11); Jason Sides - 2 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 18 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 26); Tony Bruce Jr. - 1 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on May 28); Chase Johnson - 1 (Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on May 14); Kevin Mingus - 1 (Columbus Motor Speedway in Columbus, Ohio, on July 16); Travis Rilat - 1 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia, on Feb. 13); and Henry Van Dam - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 7).

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Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation Welcomes Hailey Bower as Newest Member

Inside Line Promotions - ARLINGTON, Wash. (Aug. 18, 2016) - The Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation is pleased to welcome Hailey Bower as its newest member.

Bower, who is a 17-year-old from Washington State, has faced an uphill battle since she was born with Colonic Inertia, GI tract dysmotility and Obstructed Defecation Syndrome.

"Hailey has spent more time in doctors (offices) and the hospital then at school," said Bower's mother, Tiffany. "Luckily Hailey is a very smart kid who excels at school and has been able to keep a very high GPA and has taken advanced classes. If she can't make it to school due to doctors appointments, surgeries or just hurting a lot we get the school work that has been missed and she gets it done. Hailey has never said why me. Her motto is what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. In life you can laugh or cry (and) we do a lot of laughing."

Bower, who races with the Northwest Focus Midgets, has been welcomed with open arms into the Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation, which was created by Al Tschider - a.k.a. Big Al - to provide motor sports trips and racing opportunities for children battling life-threatening conditions and illnesses.

"The Big Al Foundation means a lot to me," she said. "I hope the younger boys can look up to me and see in life we never give up. I love how when I put my helmet on and get buckled in I leave all my health issues in the pits. Out on the track I am just like everyone else. Everyone is so nice that I have met. I am very new to the Foundation, but excited to be a part of it."

Bower is scheduled to participate in this weekend's 2nd annual Big Al Memorial race on Friday and Saturday at Deming Speedway in Deming, Wash. The event features an increased purse that pays $1,250 to the 600cc micro sprint champion, $1,250 to the midget champion, $1,000 to the 1,200cc mini sprint champion, $750 to the restricted micro sprint champion and $400 to the Kasey Kahne Junior micro sprint champion.

Points will be accumulated through qualifying, heat races and features both nights and the driver with the most combined points is the champion in each class.

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Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation was created to provide motor sports trips and racing opportunities for children battling life-threatening conditions and illnesses. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Big-Al-Kids-Motorsports-Foundation-331823116849496/ .

"I really believe in motor sports and it gives these kids something to look forward to," Founder Al Tschider said prior to his untimely passing in 2015. "They spend a lot of time at the hospitals or just doing stuff that the normal kid doesn't have to do."

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Bryant and SawBlade.com Providing Giveaways This Weekend at ASCS Gulf South Races

Inside Line Promotions - THE WOODLANDS, Texas (Aug. 18, 2016) - A couple of race fans will walk away with new Rage 2 Carbide multi-purpose cut-off saws from SawBlade.com this weekend when Tommy Bryant and the Cooper Motorsports team returns to racing with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

The Rage 2 Carbide saw will cut off mild steel, aluminum a quarter inch thick or wood and nail embedded wood. It weighs 45 pounds with 1 Arbor and 15 Amperage. Its RPM is 1450 with a motor of 2000W.

SawBlade.com is also giving away hats during the doubleheader on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas.

Bryant has had very good success at both tracks in 2016. In two appearances at Heart O' Texas Speedway Bryant has notched a fourth-place finish (May 6) and a runner-up result (July 22). At Lone Star Speedway Bryant came from the 13th starting position to earn a fifth-place finish.

According to the Heart O' Texas website, the gates will open at 6 p.m. (CDT) with racing underway at 8 p.m. (CDT) on Friday and will include modifieds, sport mods, I-stocks, hobby stocks, factory stocks and junior minis. Admission for the Friday night spectacular is $15; $12 for seniors; $5 for children ages 6-11 (kids 5 and under get in free); and pit passes are $35. For more information on the Heart O' Texas Speedway, call (254) 829-2294 or log onto http://www.heartotexspeedway.com.

According to the Lone Star website, racing on Saturday will get underway at 8 p.m. (CDT) and will include four cylinders, modifieds, limited modifieds and factory stocks. Adult general admission tickets are $17 with child tickets at $5 and pit passes at $35.

Bryant is currently ranked second in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings.

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 0 wins, 9 top fives, 12 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 16 top 20s

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Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

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"We will continue to work hard to get some wins for SawBlade," Bryant said. "They deserve our best efforts. They have done so much for the Cooper Motorsports team. I really couldn't ask for a better sponsor than SawBlade."

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

 

 

Second Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour brings World of Outlaws back to River Cities Speedway

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — August 18, 2016 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Friday, August 26 for the Second Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour. In the First Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour back in June, Donny Schatz was victorious at the high-banked bullring for the third-straight time, which marked his sixth overall win with the series at the track in his home state.

Schatz, who leads the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series with 17 wins this season, took the lead from Logan Schuchart on lap-21 and was out front for the remainder of the 40-lap contest. Schatz has won four of the last seven races the series has contested at the always thrilling high-banked bullring.

David Gravel, who has won seven races this season and is currently second in points, finished second at River Cities Speedway in June to earn his best-career finish at the track. Gravel has been very strong on the smaller tracks this year, scoring wins on bullrings at Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40, as well as at Thunderbowl Raceway in California, Tri-State Speedway in Indiana and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Missouri.

Logan Schuchart finished third at River Cities Speedway in June, after leading the first 20 laps from the pole. The Pennsylvania native scored his first World of Outlaws win earlier this season at Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin.

Shane Stewart charged from the 11th starting spot to finish fourth in June at River Cities Speedway. The veteran driver has five wins thus far in 2016 and is just outside of the top-five in points.

Daryn Pittman, who is a past winner at River Cities Speedway in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition, finished fifth at the track in June. The 2013 series champion sits fourth in points, just three point behind Brad Sweet, his teammate at Kasey Kahne Racing.

Sweet ran sixth in the First Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour in June. He opened the night by turning the fastest lap in time trials. Sweet sits atop that statistical category this season with 11 fast time awards.

Paul McMahan powered his way from the 16th starting spot to finish seventh at River Cities Speedway in June. Jason Sides was just one spot behind in eighth. Joey Saldana, who has two wins in his career at the track, finished ninth back in June.

Jason Johnson, who won the $150,000 Knoxville Nationals last weekend made his second-career start at River Cities Speedway in June. Last August, Johnson raced for the first time at the high-banked bullring and powered his way from the 16th starting spot to finish fourth.

Also in action on Friday, August 26 will be Jacob Allen, son of Hall of Famer Bobby Allen, who owns the two-car Shark Racing team.

A pair of drivers are competing for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award in 2016. Greg Wilson, who is a two-time champion with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, is the leading contender for the honor. Clyde Knipp, an 18-year-old driver from Missouri, will be visiting River Cities Speedway for the second time.

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Quick Hits: Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic at Angell Park Speedway for the World of Outlaws & IRA Sprint Cars

SUN PRAIRIE, Wisc. — August 18, 2016 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visits the historic Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on Sunday, August 21 for the first ever. The Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic will feature the Outlaws, plus the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) at the third-mile bullring. The Badger Midget Auto Racing Association will also be in action. Every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series full-time driver, other than Brad Sweet, will be visiting the track for the first time. This edition of Quick Hits, sets the state for the Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic at Angell Park Speedway on Sunday, August 21.

Winner, winner

Brad Sweet is the only full-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitor that has raced at Angell Park Speedway and the only driver that has won at the track. All of his starts came in a midget between 2007 and 2010. Sweet was victorious at Angell Park Speedway in a USAC race on the Fourth of July in 2010, taking the lead on the final lap. Sweet also has a pair of runner-up finishes at the third-mile bullring in USAC competition in 2008 and 2009. The 30-year-old has also raced a couple of times at the track with the Badger Midgets. Sweet has three overall top-five finishes at Angell Park Speedway in his career.

Honorary Chessehead

Donny Schatz is the winningest active driver with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in the state of Wisconsin. The seven-time and defending series champion has won a total of seven races in his career with the series in the Badger state. Five of those wins have come at Cedar Lake Speedway on the Western border of the state, while he also has a pair of victories at Beaver Dam Raceway. Schatz won earlier this season at Cedar Lake and was second at Wilmot Raceway last month and has finished on the podium in all four races in Wisconsin in 2016.

High five

Joey Saldana has racked up five wins in the state of Wisconsin in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series action in his career. The veteran driver has scored three triumphs at Beaver Dam Raceway, along with victories at Cedar Lake Speedway and the Plymouth Dirt Track. Saldana, who is just two wins short of 100 career A-Feature victories with the Outlaws led a number of laps at Cedar Lake last month, en route to a third-place finish.

Four Score

Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion has four wins in Wisconsin in his career with the series. Three of those victories have come at Beaver Dam Raceway, while he also was victorious at Wilmot Raceway in 2008. Pittman has seven wins this season, driving for Kasey Kahne Racing, which is tied for second-best in the series, with his teammate Brad Sweet and David Gravel.

Winning on Wisconsin soil

Paul McMahan has won once in Wisconsin in his career with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. That triumph came in 2007 at Cedar Lake Speedway. The veteran driver is in the midst of his first season driving the No. 7 for the Destiny Motorsports team. McMahan has finished just outside of the top-10 in all four races in Wisconsin this year, with a pair of 11th and a pair of 12-place efforts.

Solid season in Wisconsin

David Gravel has finished eighth or better in all four races for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in Wisconsin this season. The highlight was a flag-to-flag win in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway last month, which saw Gravel score the win over Schatz. Gravel finished second in the finale at Cedar Lake Speedway in early July, after earning the Hard Charger Award the night before, coming from 15th to eighth. The 24-year-old finished fifth at Beaver Dam Raceway in June in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial.

Top-10 streak

Shane Stewart is four for four in earning top-10 finishes with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in the state of Wisconsin this year. The veteran driver finished sixth at both Beaver Dam Raceway and Wilmot Raceway, while he was fourth and 10th at Cedar Lake Speedway. Stewart has five victories thus far in 2016 and is just outside of the top-five in points.

One to remember

Logan Schuchart scored his breakthrough first-career, World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win last month at Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin. The young driver took the lead from veteran driver Joey Saldana and held off Donny Schatz for the win. Schuchart drives for the two-car Shark Racing team, which is owned by his grandfather, Hall of Famer Bobby Allen, one of the original Outlaws. Schuchart has finished in the top-10 in all four races for the Outlaws in Wisconsin this season. Schuchart’s teammate Jacob Allen finished in the top-10 at Beaver Dam and ran as high as second at Wilmot.

Pair of Jasons

Jason Johnson and Jason Sides both have a pair of top-10 finishes in Wisconsin this season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Johnson finished fourth in the final at Cedar Lake Speedway last month and was seventh at Wilmot Raceway. He scored the biggest win of his career last weekend, taking the $150,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals. Sides ran eighth at Wilmot Raceway last month and was 10th at Beaver Raceway in June.

Rookie contenders

A pair of drivers are contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Greg Wilson, from Ohio, who is a two-time champion with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, leads the rookie battle and picked up a victory on Memorial Day weekend in Charlotte, which was his second with the Outlaws. Clyde Knipp, an 18-year-old from Missouri, who just graduated from high school in May, also is embarking on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour for the first time.

Two for Two

The Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) has raced twice at Angell Park Speedway this season and Scotty Thiel picked up the win in both events. The driver, who hails from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is currently second in points as he chases his first IRA title. Thiel has qualified for a pair of events with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this season, including at Beaver Dam Raceway, where he matched his best-career finish with the series, coming home 15th.

Strong IRA contingent

Jeremy Schultz leads the IRA standings by 48 markers over Thiel. Schultz has one victory, to go along with 15 top-10 finishes in 19 starts. Scott Neitzel, who won a 360-sprint car race at Angell Park Speedway last Sunday night, is third in points. He has a pair or IRA wins this season and also has 15 top-10 finishes. Matt Vandevere rides fourth in points, with Kyle Marten rounding out the top-five.

Always a threat

While he is not running the full IRA schedule, Bill Balog leads the series in wins, with five. In 14 IRA starts with the series in 2016, he has 12 top-10 finishes, with 11 of those being top-five performances. Balog scored his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in Wisconsin back in June at Beaver Dam Raceway in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial.

Tickets for the Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic on Sunday, August 21 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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Jason Johnson Steers To First Knoxville Nationals Victory Lane With KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the smoke clear from a wild Knoxville Nationals celebration, Jason Johnson led the way for numerous winners scoring hardware during the biggest week of the season as the Eunice, LA driver won an epic Knoxville Nationals feature event.

Kicking off on Wednesday night at the Knoxville Raceway, the Knoxville Nationals would be dominated by KSE Racing Products, as every night would see the podium swept by drivers choosing KSE Racing Products.

Shane Stewart would open the week up on Wednesday night by storming to the win during his qualifying night, as Schatz, and Chad Kemenah joined him on the podium.

The success continued on Thursday night as Tim Kaeding captured another Knoxville Nationals preliminary night feature event, as he would fend off Jason Johnson and Terry McCarl during a night where the field raced an impending storm to get the show in.

Friday night’s feature event would see Rico Abreu use his KSE Racing Products to pick up his first career win at the famed ½ mile facilty as fellow KSE Racing drivers Greg Hodnett and Danny Lasoski would land on the podium with him and lock into the Saturday night feature event.

From his front row starting position on Saturday night, Johnson would not shy away from perennial favorite, Donny Schatz during the 50-lap feature event on Saturday night. Use his KSE Black Series Gen2 Steering Gear, Johnson would fend off Schatz’s advances late in the race and lead a KSE Black Series Gen2 Steering Gear podium sweep on the biggest night of the year. Not only did drivers on the podium chose KSE Racing Products, but 14 of the top 15 finishers chose KSE Racing Products with the big money on the line.

With Johnson scoring his first career Knoxville Nationals crown, it was a familiar face in 360 Nationals victory lane, as Sammy Swindell used his KSE Racing Products to open up the festivities, as Shane Stewart would win his second Capitani Classic and Daryn Pittman would capture another Front Row Challenge victory.

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 .

 

 

Justin Sanders Poised For 56th Annual Johnny Key Classic Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Fresh off of his first trip to the Knoxville Raceway, Justin Sanders is poised for Saturday night’s 56th Annual Johnny Key Classic at the Ocean Speedway pitting the Civil War Series vs. the Ocean Sprints.

“We were fortunate enough to lock into this race by winning the last race here before we took off to Knoxville, and we are going to give it everything we’ve got,” Justin Sanders said.

Amidst a 2016 season that has been turbulent at times after a 2015 season that saw Sanders win 20 races and claim the Ocean Speedway Track Championship, the Watsonville, CA driver comes into Saturday night’s event as the tracks’ most recent winner and fresh off of a 15th place finish during his first 360ci Nationals at the Knoxville Raceway.

With two wins to his credit at the Ocean Speedway thus far, Sanders will be a threat to claim the 56th Annual Johnny Key Classic aboard his North County Plastering/Lufo’s Custom Design/STS Trucking entry, as he has already secured a spot in the six lap Dash for Cash on Saturday night.

“The Ocean Speedway is home to me, and this is the track’s marquee event and I would love to win it” Sanders added. “I am mentally and physically ready for a 50-lap feature event, and this JSR team is going for it. This team has a ton of locally based partners that we appreciate, and would be huge for all them as well.”

Justin and his team would like to thank North County Plastering, Lufos’s Custom Design, STS Trucking, 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, East Lake Village Shopping Center, Pasilla’s Tire Service, and JonSan Racing, LLC for their continued support in 2016.

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.

 

Tough luck hounds Pokorski Motorsports

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 17, 2016 – In a season filled with ups and downs, Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports experienced the low end of the pendulum during a Midwest Sprint Car Association doubleheader last Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Plymouth Dirt Track and Sunday, Aug. 14 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie.

While the weekend’s action saw Pokorski race his blue No. 4 Maxim past a total of 16 cars in heat race, B main and A main competition, he was unable to steer clear of trouble in both A main events, as a multi-car accident at Plymouth and a huge nine-car pileup at Angell Park derailed his efforts to record a top finish.

On Saturday night at the Plymouth Dirt Track, a field of 26 PDTR Sprint Cars checked into the pit area with sights set on claiming an added $600 to win the A main courtesy of the family of the late Paul Coppersmith, who was a big supporter of racing at Plymouth for many years.

Pokorski got things off to a flying start in the first PDTR Sprint Car heat race. After starting ninth, Pokorski powered past Justin Miller, Josh Teunissen and Jason Johnson to move into sixth place on the opening lap.

On lap 2, Pokorski got by Garrett Timothy in turn two before sneaking past Tyler Brabant for fourth place on lap 4. Pokorski was closing on the third place car of Mitchell Yurmanovich when a rear end gear problem flared up on lap 7. As the car popped in and out of gear over the final three laps, Pokorski limped home with an eighth place finish.

The gear issue relegated Pokorski to the third starting spot in the B main. Pokorski held his own throughout the 12-lap race to place third and earn a transfer spot to the A main.

The three-time Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car Winged Super Modified champion, who was honored at intermission along with many other past Plymouth track champions, lined up 18th in the 22-car 25-lap A main event.
Pokorski used the high line on the fast and uneven track surface to move into 16th place on lap 9. However, disaster struck one lap later, when contact with another car sent Justin Miller flipping in front of Pokorski and Ryan Mayr with all three cars making contact in turn three.

The incident forced Pokorski to retire from the race with a 21st place finish. Brandon McMullen went on to post the victory over Lance Fassbender and Tim Haddy.

“We had a good car in the heat race Saturday at Plymouth, but mechanical gremlins got us and put us in a bad spot for the feature,” Pokorski said.

On Sunday night, the Pokorski Motorsports team ventured south to the historic Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie for the first MSA Sprint Car race at the track since 2010.

With a strong field of 24 MSA Sprint Cars on hand, Pokorski started fourth in the second heat race. On the opening lap Pokorski swept past Al Schlafer with a high move in turn one shortly after the drop of the green flag.

On lap three, MSA point leader Kurt Davis moved in to briefly challenge Pokorski for third place. However, Pokorski fended off the challenge before pulling away to close in on the second place car of Josh Walter in the final laps en route to a third place finish.

The 2014 MSA Masters Series champion started fifth in the A main and found himself in seventh place on the opening lap. He battled back to pass Chris Clayton along the outside groove to move into sixth place on lap 2, before Mitchell Yurmanovich hit the backstretch wall to bring out the first caution of the event.

On the restart, Pokorski got tangled up in a nine-car pileup in turn four, which brought out a red flag. After going to the work area, Pokorski restarted the race in the 17th position. He then went to work passing five cars (Garrett Timothy, Zach Raidart, Dannon Tessmer, Tony Wondra and Josh Teunissen) over the final 13 laps of the race to post a 12th place finish in the shortened 15-lap race.

Scotty Neitzel raced the Bob Hood-owned 10W car normally driven by Donny Goeden, to the A-main victory with a last corner pass on Kurt Davis.

“Sunday night we had a good heat race and got caught up in somebody's wreck in the feature, which seems to be happening to us a lot lately,” Pokorski said. “The weekend did not quite go as planned. The last month or so has had its fair share of ups and downs, but we've been doing this long enough to know that it's part of the deal and won't last forever.”

This Saturday night the Pokorski Motorsports team will be in action at the Plymouth Dirt Track. Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with racing set to begin at 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, Aug. 24, the team will travel to the Manitowoc Speedway for the annual Manitowoc County Fair race. It will be the second to last race ever at the Manitowoc Speedway, which will close at the end of the season to make way for a Meijer store. Racing begins at 7 p.m.

Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Goeden’s Auto Body
Goeden’s Auto Body, located at 2417 Highway 28 East in Kewaskum, has been in business since 1971. In 2015, David “Dusty” Goeden took over ownership of the family-owned business.

Goeden’s Auto Body specializes in quality, top-notch auto body repair, with a focus on collision work. Goeden’s also offer classic vehicle restoration and rust repair, and will work with all insurance companies. Goeden’s Auto Body uses PPG paints and clear coats, offers towing services and a locked fenced storage area. Continuing the Goeden’s Auto Body tradition, free loaner cars are also available.

“At Goeden’s Auto Body, we were born to perform. With over 50 years of doing business and our racing involvement on and off the track, we know how to treat our customers like winners. With every job, we push ourselves to improve our performance and deliver a winning product. We work with all insurance companies, provide free computerized estimates and loaner vehicles while we repair your vehicle. Give us a call when you need a tow or some auto body work. Remember you, not your insurance company, have the right to choose where to take your vehicle for repairs.” – Dave “Dusty” Goeden, Goeden’s Auto Body owner.

For more information on Goeden’s Auto Body, call 262-334-2759 or e-mail goedenauto@gmail.com.

Pokorski Motorsports would like to direct special recognition to R&H Enterprises, Goeden’s Auto Body, Christel Sign and Goodwin Racing Engines for helping to get the team’s new 2016 Maxim on the track this season.

The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2016 season include: 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

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For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com or call 920-323-7970.
2016 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, August 20 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Wednesday, August 24 – Manitowoc Speedway (MSA)
Saturday, August 27 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Friday, September 2-Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Saturday, September 3-Manitowoc Speedway (MSA)
2016 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 21
MSA events – 18
IRA events - 3
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 4
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 9
Heat Race Victories – 4

 

 

MUST SEE RACING

HOLLY, Mich. – The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series is set for their biggest weekend of the season, with two traditional Michigan tracks set to take center stage in a blockbuster doubleheader for series title sponsor Engine Pro.

Race 10 and 11 on the calendar see the winged warriors tackling the .4375-mile Berlin Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 20 before heading to the slightly-smaller, three-eighths mile Kalamazoo Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 21

Berlin has been a staple venue for the series, appearing on every season calendar at least once with the exception of MSR’s inaugural season in 2010. In all, seven prior MSR features have been held at the Marne facility, with two-time series champion Brian Gerster winning the series’ most recent appearance in August of last year.

Saturday’s Berlin race will also feature a special addition to the race format in the Engine Pro Fast Car Slash. While standard hot laps, two-lap time trials, eight lap heat races, a B-Main (if necessary) and the 30 lap A-Main will all be run as normal, the Fast Car Slash 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 eight-lap dash. 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 eight lap event 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!”

On Sunday, the fast three-eighths-mile Kalamazoo oval makes its return to the series after a one year hiatus and for the fifth time overall with the running of the Jerry Landon Klassic featuring the Engine Pro 50.

In MSR history, there has never been a repeat winner at Kalamazoo, with four different drivers visiting Engine Pro Victory Lane in four prior appearances. Defending series champion and current points leader Jimmy McCune won the most recent Kalamazoo MSR feature in 2014.

The Kalamazoo racing card will also feature the Michigan Traditional Sprint Series, putting winged and non-winged pavement sprint cars on the same program for the first time ever in the state of Michigan, as well as the Midwest Compact Touring Series and the POWRi Division II Midwest Midget Series.

In addition, event promoters Windy City Promotions will give away a cash prize to one lucky fan at Kalamazoo, starting at $1,000 if attendance for the night is 2,000 fans or greater. For every 500 additional fans in the facility, another $1,000 prize will be given away to a fan in attendance. If attendance reaches 5,000 fans, one fan will receive a $5,000 prize as a result.

“I truly believe in giving back to our race fans,” said promoter Andy Jach. “Without the support of our great fans we wouldn’t be able to put this huge event on, and we’re also excited to be partnering with the Must See Racing sprint cars again on one of our event programs. You won’t want to miss this night.”

Drivers expected to be in attendance for the blockbuster two-day weekend include McCune, recent Owosso Speedway winner Jason Blonde, Canadian star Ryan Litt, Anderson (Ind.) Speedway winner Chris Neuenschwander and outlaw late model star-turned sprint car racer Tyler Roahrig.

Berlin’s race program opens the gates at 1 p.m, with hot laps rolling at 3, qualifying at 5, the pre-race show at 6 and racing starting at 6:30.

For Kalamazoo, gates open at 11 a.m., with practice kicking off at 1:30 p.m. Qualifying follows at 4 and racing begins at 6.

For more information on Must See Racing, including driver and team profiles, the latest schedule updates, race reports and more, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

National Driving Midget Stars Set to Tackle Locals at Calistoga Keith Kunz Motorsports Brings Five Cars to Louie Vermeil Classic

by: Troy Hennig ROSEVILLE, CA – (August 17, 2016)…Current USAC Midget National driving point leader Spencer Bayston, of Lebanon, IN, leads a full stable of Keith Kunz / Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Midgets into the 9th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic at Calistoga Speedway. Joining the 17-year-old sensation are teammates Tanner Thorson of Minden, NV, Carson Macedo of Lemoore, CA, Ryan Robinson of Forest Hill, CA and Holly Shelton of Sacramento, CA.

Not to be outdone, a plethora of local California drivers challenging the National stars including three-time USAC Western States Midget Champion Ronnie Gardner of Corona, CA and Michael Faccinto of Hanford, CA.

The 9th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic is scheduled to take place September 3rd and 4th at the Napa Valley Fairgrounds in Calistoga. The scenic half-mile dirt oval race track will host numerous USAC Western Midget competitors all contending to win the staggering $10,000 offered to each night’s main event winner.

There is no denying that Keith Kunz Motorsports is the best in the Midget business. His cars have won the last seven midget races in a row held at Calistoga Speedway including last year’s clean sweep of the weekend by Rico Abreu. However, of his current five young stars, none has won a Midget race at Calistoga Speedway. Bayston has earned one win this year along the USAC National Midget tour. His consistency has led him to the top of the points. Thorson leads the team with three USAC wins this season. According to Thorson’s own personal website, he list Calistoga Speedway as his favorite track. Macedo, the 2015 King of the West sprint car champion, might have the most laps around Calistoga but they took place in a winged sprint car. Youngsters Robinson and Shelton will make their maiden voyage at Calistoga during the Louie Vermeil Classic.

Shelton might be the most intriguing driver of the weekend. She was born and raised in nearby Sacramento. Shelton, the daughter of veteran sprint car mechanic Larry Shelton, honed her driving skills in the Outlaw Kart ranks at Cycleland Speedway near Chico, CA. Over the winter she was hand-picked by Toyota Racing Development and given the opportunity to learn from Kunz as she continues her motorsports aspirations. Joining Shelton is a good mix of other talented female midget drivers. Teenager Courtney Crone of Corona, CA, gained National recognition in 2015 when she won a sprint car race at Perris Auto Speedway and her first Ford Focus Midget main event at Ventura Raceway. She has raced everything from quarter-midgets to speedway bikes and is currently tied with Tyler Dolacki for seventh place in points. Sitting sixth in points and a true veteran of this sport is Atascadero’s Randi Pankratz. The daughter of champion Midget driver Wally Pankratz, she continues her charge as one of the best West Coast midget drivers. Another talented female driver racing at the Louie Vermeil is Maria Cofer of Macdoel, CA. Cofer, like Shelton, has been a staple of the Outlaw Kart racing on dirt that has helped pave her way into Midget racing.

Tickets and information for the Louie Vermeil Classic can be purchased by calling 916-773-7223. Please follow us on Facebook at Louie Vermeil Classic - Calistoga Speedway and Twitter @CalistogaSpeed. Website information can be found at http://www.calistogaspeedway.org/.

 

 

Oswego Title Contenders: Dave Gruel Aims to Close Out First Supermodified Championship this Saturday

OSWEGO, NY (August 17, 2016) – A former Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super champion at Oswego Speedway, Dave Gruel will look to close out his first career Supermodified championship at the ‘Steel Palace’ this Saturday.

Gruel has been the model of consistency this season at the Speedway, piloting his Over Drive Marketing U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts No. 50, as he is the only driver this season to have finished in the top ten of every Novelis Supermodified main event in ‘16.

With three heat race wins and five top five feature runs, Gruel leads fellow former SBS racer Michael Barnes by a scant 12.5-points heading into this Saturday’s $5 admission track championship finale presented by Bosco’s Food Market and U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts.

This is not the first year Gruel has been in the thick of the championship battle, in fact since winning the SBS title in 2009 for Tim Barbeau and moving to the Supermodified division in 2010, Gruel has never finished outside of the top ten in the Novelis Supermodified driver’s championship.

Three times Gruel has finished in the top five of the championship with a career best runner-up effort coming in 2014 in a weekly grudge match with eventual champion Otto Sitterly.

This season, despite not winning a feature event, Gruel has held the championship lead on three different occasions including the last two events of the season leading to this weekend’s finale.

Saturday’s action at Oswego Speedway will feature a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main event as well as 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS feature presented by U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts and Bosco’s Food Market with green flag racing scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

The season’s second driver autograph session will also take place at 5:15 p.m. and fans are encouraged to wear teal to support Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

Adult general admission will be set at only $5 for the evening with kids 16 and under 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.

 

 

Chariots of Thunder Onslaught Begins

Preparations are well underway for the biggest meeting of the season at Darwin’s Roller Door Services NT Northline Speedway, with the Chariots of Thunder Series commencing this Friday and Saturday night.

A field of over 20 Open Sprintcars will hit the track on Friday to contest the third running of the Pope 65 Bob Ekins Memorial race, which offers $5,000 to win, with a $4,000 bonus challenge. In the first of two double headers over the two weekends, they will back it up the following night with their Darwin Title.

A strong local contingent will be led by Jason McIver and Chace Karpenko, who have both shown exceptional form at Northline Speedway previously and are proven feature-race winners. Rookie Chris Harrison, who has already scored two feature-race wins this season, will also be in contention for a good result, along with local front-runner Ben Atkinson (his debut for the 2016 season), Simon Spitzbarth and Keith Phelps.

Two father and son duos in David and Steven Ling, and Mark and Luke Robinson will be battling each other along with the rest of the field, while Troy David, Danny Porter, Jason Gebert, Nick Halkitis, Caleb Gotts and Daniel Taylor will also join the fray.

Six interstate drivers will invade the 400 metre track, the youngest of which will be 17-year-old Rusty Hickman from Bendigo, Victoria, who will be starting his second season in Sprintcars. Representing Western Australia will be the Wormall Motorsport Team, with drivers Mitch Wormall, Lee Nash and Ben Ellement making the long trip northeast to try their luck against the locals. Rounding out the interstate drivers is youngster Kyle Caunt from NSW, who will gain some valuable experience at a new track, and South Australian Glen Sutherland, who will be hoping to capitalise on his previous Northline Speedway experience.

The interstate invasion will continue in the Wingless Sprints, who will join Friday night’s program to contest the Des J Nash Outlaw Challenge. Sydneysiders Jason Davis and Nathan Dicker, and Dubbo’s Craig Skene and Troy Carey will be transporting their cars the 3,500kms to Northline Speedway, where they will attempt to edge out the local drivers and take top honours, along with Western Australian-based driver Sam Borlini, who has previously won at Northline Speedway this season.

Defending their home turf, the likely front runners will be Josh Norman and Sean Tiedeman, who have recently stood on the podium, along with hard chargers Kyle Wiseman, John Murdie, Jarrod Garraway and Eric Metcalfe.

Friday night’s support program will be the Street Stocks and Speedway Karts, while Saturday night’s support program will consist of Formula 500s, AMCA Nationals, Junior Sedans and Street Stocks.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Times: Gates Open: 4:30pm Racing from: 6pm

Prices: Adults: $20.00 Family: $40.00 (2 Adults and 2 Children between 12 and 15 years) Children under 12: FREE Concession Holders: $5

Food and beverages: Northline Speedway has two full-time track canteens and two Vendors on each race night. Two Bar facilities available in turn one and in the member’s bar on each race night. BYO: It is permitted, but strictly NO GLASS. Full Bar facilities are available at track.

Track address: Hidden Valley Motorsports Complex, Hidden Valley Rd, Hidden Valley, NT 0822

For more information about Darwin’s Roller Door Services NT Northline Speedway, visit their website: www.darwinspeedway.com.au. You can LIKE them on Facebook by searching Northline Speedway or find them on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat by searching Northline Speedway.

NOMINATIONS

Open Sprintcars: ACT 2 Ben Atkinson 6 Troy David WA 7 Lee Nash 9 Danny Porter NSW 9 Kyle Caunt 14 David Ling 18 Jason Gebert SA 20 Glen Sutherland 22 Keith Phelps 32 Steven Ling 38 Luke Robinson Vic 40 Rusty Hickman 43 Simon Spitzbarth WA 44 Ben Ellement 55 Nick Halkitis 65 Jason McIver 77 Daniel Taylor 81 Chace Karpenko 83 Mark Robinson 84 Chris Harrison 88 Caleb Gotts WA 97 Mitch Wormall

Wingless Sprints: 4 Sean Tiedeman NSW 4 Jason Davis 7 John Murdie 11 Jarrod Garraway 14 Sam Borlini 15 Eric Metcalfe 18 Josh Norman NSW 45 Troy Carey NSW 54 Craig Skene 77 Kyle Wiseman NSW 91 Nathan Dicker

 

 

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Atkinson Suits Up for Xtreme Motorsport

In the upcoming Chariots of Thunder Series to be contested at Darwin’s Northline Speedway over two big weekends of racing, local Ben Atkinson will be stepping into the Xtreme Motorsport-owned ACT # 2 Austec Irrigation / Roller Door Services NT backed Maxim car.

In what will be his first meeting of the 2016 season at Northline Speedway, Atkinson, who is regarded as one of the leading drivers in the country, will hit the track this Friday night for the opening night of the Chariots of Thunder Series, which will double as the third running of the Pope 65 Bob Ekins Memorial race.

The Darwin-based racer is sure to be a likely front-runner over the four nights of competition at Northline Speedway and will be running his own number, ACT # 2, over both weekends.

An Ultimate Sprintcar Championship regular, Atkinson predominantly races at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway and is looking forward to reuniting with the Xtreme Motorsport team – following him running for the team two seasons ago at Northline Speedway.

“I’m looking forward to having Benny return to driving one of the Xtreme Motorsport cars,” enthused Xtreme Motorsport team owner Jamie O’Neill.

“Benny and I are good mates, and although I wasn’t able to compete myself, I couldn’t think of a better local driver to have behind the wheel of my car for what is the biggest two weekends of Sprintcar racing in the Northern Territory for the season.”

Following Friday night’s event, competition will continue on Saturday night with the Darwin Title. Atkinson will return to Northline Speedway the following weekend to contest the NT Title over Friday and Saturday nights of August 26 and 27.

The Xtreme Motorsport team would like to thank their 2016 season supporters: Austec Irrigation, Roller Door Services NT, Build Up Crane Hire, Tap & Drain Doctor, The Tan Van, Sign City, Xtreme Garden Care, and Grizzly Dyno Shocks.

To find out more about Xtreme Motorsport, visit their website at www.xtrememotorsport.com.au, or LIKE them on Facebook by searching Xtreme Motorsport.

 

 

World’s Premier Racing Trade Show To Deliver Top-Flight Events In 2016

Laguna Beach, CA (August 16, 2016) - Dozens of workshops, seminars, and special events have been confirmed and finalized for the 2016 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, taking place December 8–10, 2016, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

As the world’s premier event dedicated solely to the business of racing and all things motorsports, the PRI Show provides racing retailers, race engine builders, race car builders, warehouse distributors, racers and race teams with a bevy of new products and equipment, systems solutions, business strategies and innovative technologies to help further their businesses and racing programs.

“The 2016 PRI Show is on track to be the best ever,” said PRI General Manager Bill Miller. “With great conferences, 1,100 plus exhibiting companies and thousands of buyers, Indianapolis is the place to be the second week of December.”

This year’s lineup of pre-Show events and conferences includes:
• Nearly a dozen activities will take place before the PRI Show officially opens, making it convenient for attendees to participate in conferences and seminars like the Vehicle Dynamics & Data Acquisition Seminar, Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (AETC), Race Track Business Conference (RTBC) and more. Events begin Monday, December 5, and continue through the Show. “Many attendees like to fly in early and join in the pre-Show activities, thereby leaving their schedules wide open to connect with exhibitors and do business later in the week,” said Miller. “These pre-Show events are among the highest rated activities at the Show.”
• International Council of Motorsport Sciences’ (ICMS) Annual Congress: The two-day event provides sanctioning body personnel, car designers and builders, race team managers, and drivers with the latest information in safety and technology. Sponsored by the ICMS, the program features leading experts in medicine, physiology, applied science and motorsports safety.
• Day at the Speedway: PRI Show guests are invited to tour the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway and take a ride around its 2.5-mile oval before having lunch at the nearby Union Jack’s. After lunch, participants will return to the Hall of Fame Museum, which houses 75 historic vehicles, the famed Borg-Warner Trophy and much more.
The PRI Show officially kicks off with the Grand Opening Breakfast on Thursday, December 8, at 8 a.m., in the Indiana Convention Center’s Sagamore Ballroom, where renowned motorsports journalist Dave Despain of MAVTV will interview Indy car legend Rick Mears in a live talk show format served alongside a hot, catered breakfast. In addition, a pair of new events for 2016 will be featured during Show days:
• Student Breakfast: Headlined by NASCAR Sprint Cup driver David Ragan, the all-new Student Breakfast is a chance for current industry members to connect with aspiring industry professionals. PRI exhibitors and attendees will meet top students from throughout the country to share stories, advice and experiences, and help inspire a future generation of racing professionals.
• International Motorsports Trade Seminar: Join a panel of leading international buyers and top manufacturers for a primer on selling internationally at the inaugural PRI International Motorsports Trade Seminar, presented in partnership with the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) and SEMA, in which seasoned exporters, top overseas buyers and other key stakeholders will share best practices and proven success strategies.
• “The primary focus of the PRI Show remains on the Show floor, where attendees come to discover and purchase the latest and most advanced hardcore racing products for their businesses,” said Miller. “With everyone in the motorsports industry gathered together, the PRI Show is also the ideal time for the industry to connect and immerse itself in new ideas, trends and solutions. December in Indy will be the ideal time to focus on the business of racing.”
The 2016 PRI Show is scheduled to include more than 1,100 exhibiting companies, and attracts tens of thousands of motorsports professionals. As a trade event, proof of industry affiliation is required to attend. To secure credentials and learn more about the events and activities at PRI 2016, visit www.pri2016.com.

 

 

Vander Weerd Goes Back-To-Back With USAC West Coast 360’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- At the conclusion of the 2015 season, Jace Vander Weerd got hot with the USAC West Coast 360’s and picked up a couple of feature event wins. Fast-forward to 2016, and Vander Weerd repeated the feat as he backed up last week’s win in Santa Maria with a win on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway in the series’ final weekend of the year.

“I have a great team, and am very happy to get another win,” Jace Vander Weerd said.

Friday night at the Ocean Speedway, Vander Weerd would kick off the first of two nights of action with the USAC West Coast 360’s by timing in sixth fastest and finding himself on the front row of his heat race.

From the second starting spot, Vander Weerd would pick up the win and earn a spot in the feature event inversion. Finding himself on the front row of the 33-lap ‘A’ Main, Vander Weerd would get out to the early lead, but would fall back to the third spot by lap three.

With the leaders getting together in front of Vander Weerd, the Visalia, CA driver would find himself in the second spot on the restart. With race leader, Geoff Ensign gapping the field when the action resumed, Vander Weerd would get going on the high side and reel him in.

In the closing laps, Vander Weerd would put heavy pressure on Ensign in traffic, and with the leader forced to check up, Vander Weerd would storm by and lead the final four laps to score his second win of the 2016 season.

Traveling to the nearby Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA for Saturday night’s USAC West Coast 360 season finale, Vander Weerd would continue to run well as he would qualify fourth fastest before a second place finish in his heat race.

Lining up in the second row of the 33-lap feature event, Vander Weerd would make a bid for the third spot early in the race, but he would get over the cushion and slip back to the eighth spot.

Getting gathered back up on the racing surface, Vander Weerd would let it all hang out as he worked his way back toward the Top-Five. Getting into the fourth spot, Vander Weerd would again look for the third spot, but the caution flag would waive.

The late restart would see Jace get his right rear over the cushion in turn two, and he would slip back to finish in the fifth spot.

“It was a good weekend for us, and am very happy with our results,” Vander Weerd said. “These guys work so hard, and it wouldn’t be possible without them.”

Jace and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Battery Worx, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2016.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-22, Wins-2, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-15.

ON TAP: Jace will take this weekend off before heading to the Perris Auto Speedway on August 27th.

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

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Three Spots Short!

(Bill W) August 17, 2016 – Despite running a limited 410 schedule this season, Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing team fell just three spots short of the championship event at the Knoxville Nationals last weekend. It was the end of an up and down fortnight for the Oklahoma City driver. A disappointing 360 Nationals preceded the Nationals, but once the 410 was put in the frame rails, Wayne made the cut at the Capitani Classic, and locked himself into Saturday night’s program at Knoxville. This weekend will see three races. He’ll run with the Sprint Invaders at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, before getting back to ASCS National action at the St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington, Missouri Saturday, and at the “High Roller Classic” at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia Sunday.

Wayne’s preliminary night ended upside down at the 360 Nationals, and then the two-time champ drove from 15th to ninth in the B main on Saturday. “We found some motor issues on the 360 deal,” he says. “That was our problem there. We definitely weren’t happy with our outing at the 360 Nationals. We didn’t hurt the car too bad though, and we were able to come back with it last week.”

At the Capitani Classic a week ago Sunday, Wayne tied in 11th quick and won his heat to make the show amongst the 62-car field. “I just wish we could’ve run a little more with the 410 this year,” he says. “That’s only like six races that we’ve run with it this year. We were able to make the cut there, but I just don’t feel like we’ve done it enough this year to be sharp with it.”

He timed in 18th quick in Wednesday qualifying for the Knoxville Nationals. After finishing fourth and making it through the heat race, he finished eighth in the main event. That was good enough for 20th overall in points. With the format, that set him up outside row two for Saturday’s B main. “The whole Friday show is better for the fans now,” says Wayne. “But it’s really not fair to the guys starting up front in the B. In the past, we would have been locked in. The guys on Friday can leap frog you, and they make money while they’re doing it. On the other hand, we can’t give up our spot.”

In the end, Wayne would checker seventh in the non-stop 22-lap B main on Saturday worth $6,000. “You’re always optimistic going in that you’re going to win the thing,” he says. “But with everything that’s going on this season for us, I felt pretty good about it. I’m not going to lie. To be a couple of spots out of the A on Saturday…I felt o.k. about it. I’m not completely happy with it, but it could have been a lot worse.”

This weekend will be a good test to see where the 360 car is heading into the rest of the ASCS season. “We want to make sure we have our motor issues fixed, so we’ll be running Donnellson on Friday night,” says Wayne. “We’ll go on to Farmington and Sedalia with the ASCS this weekend, and then I think we have the next week off.”

Follow Updates on Facebook!

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

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

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Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne didn’t start running Knoxville Raceway (IA) on a regular basis until 2002, and he owns eight 410 wins at the famous ½ mile including a Nationals prelim in 2008. He also has ten 360 wins there, bringing his win total at the Sprint Car Capital of the World to 18.

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"Wednesday's with Wayne"

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

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

 

 

Traffic Gets Best Of Cody Lamar at Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the season quickly coming to a close and a tight championship far from being decided, Cody Lamar looked to be on his way to extending his lead on Saturday night until contact with a spinning car in traffic got his machine on its lid.

“We had a pretty good night going, and were in a really good battle with Tyler Walker for the top spot, but traffic got dicey and an evasive maneuver in traffic ended up with the car getting upside down,” Cody Lamar said.

Continuing to have a strangle hold on qualifications at the ¼ mile speedway, Lamar would again earn quick time honors on this night. Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Lamar would pick up a third place finish and move into the redraw.

The four pill would place Lamar in the second row for the 25-lap feature event. A nice start would see Lamar surge to the second spot as he set his sights on early race leader, Tyler Walker.

Find lapped traffic early on in the feature event, Lamar and Walker would both have trouble finding open real estate, and this would put the duo in a dead heat. With Walker continuing to lead the way, Lamar would make a bid for the lead on the 11th lap, only to see Walker return the favor and re claim the top spot.

With the duo continuing to right through traffic, a lapped car would get out of shape in front of Lamar, and as he used an evasive maneuver to avoid making contact, contact from another car would get him upside down on the 13th lap.

“It was an unfortunate night for us,” Lamar said. “We are right in the hunt for this track championship, and were in a position to battle for another win and earn some more points. It was fun racing with Tyler (Walker), but just a shame that it got cut short.”

Cody and his team would like to thank A1 Septic, Joe Hunt Magnetos, and NAAKE Suspension for their continued support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-17, Wins-3, Top 5’s- 7, Top 10’s-8

ON TAP: Cody and company will take this weekend off before returning to action on August 27th back in Marysville, CA.

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Solwold Looking For Redemption at Badlands Following Knoxville Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the Knoxville Nationals not quite going how Jason Solwold and the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team hoped, Solwold and company will be looking for a little redemption this week at the Badlands Motor Speedway during the Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup.

“It was kind of a disappointing week for us, but it was a blast to get the 410ci engine in and go fast,” Solwold said. “We just didn’t time in well and that really plagued our week.”

Taking to the famed ½ mile on Thursday night for his first attempt to qualify for the Knoxville Nationals, Solwold would time the Scottie’s Plumbing/NW Team Excavating/KarMart Motorsports No. 18JS in 39th fastest after going out near the end of the session with 60 cars checked in.

Starting on the front row of his heat race, the Burlington, WA driver would race with Jac Haudenschild as they battled for the lead, with Solwold ultimately coming home in the second spot, which would transfer him into the preliminary night feature event.

Lining up deep in the field from the 25-lap A-Main, Solwold would find the Doyle Guffie’s Rayle Auto Sales/Pops Entertainment/Vic’s 66 machine lined up in the 10th row.

On a night where thunderstorms loomed, Solwold would make some noise of his own as he went toe-to-toe with some of the top names in the sport as he worked his way forward. Getting into the 12th spot with just eight laps to go in the feature event,

On the 18th lap, bad luck with bite Solwold as debris would knock a nozzle line off of his engine, and he would be forced to pull into the pit area where he would be scored in the 20th spot.

With a little bit of bad luck, Solwold and team would regroup and check back into the Friday night program for one more shot to lock into the Saturday night feature event.

Timing in 22nd fastest in his group, Solwold would finish in the fourth spot in his heat race, and miss out on the transfer into the Friday night feature by just one position.

Lining up 13th in the B Main, Solwold would be unable to get moving forward as a 14th place finish in the Friday night semi, would land him in the fifth row of the Saturday night D Main. Taking advantage of a couple of restarts, Solwold came alive from the 10th starting spot as he worked his way up into the second spot and moved on to the Knoxville Nationals C Main.

Tagging the rear of the C, Solwold would find himself in the 21st starting position for the 15-lap race. With his elbows up, Solwold would let it all hang out as he passed some strong cars to work his way up to the 13th spot where his Nationals would come to a close.

“We raced really well all week long, but qualifying really made things tough on us,” Solwold added. “Huge thanks to all these guys for all of their hard work, and to our partners for making this possible. We will head to South Dakota now to see what we can do.”

Solwold and the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team would like to thank Scottie’s Plumbing, NW Team Excavating, KarMart Motorsports, Doyle Guffie’s Rayle Auto Sales, Pops Entertainment, Vic’s 66, Speedmart, After Hours Painting, Triple X Race Co., Al Parker Race Engines, Wings Unlimited, Slade Shocks, Rob Graham Trucking, Wings Unlimited, Meyer Sings, Vahlco Wheels, Fuel Safe, and Pro Signs for their continued support.

ON TAP: Solwold and the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team now head to Brandon, SD as they will hit the Badlands Motor Speedway on Thursday and Saturday night for the Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 28, Wins- 4, Top 5’s- 16, Top 10’s- 19.

 

 

Danny Holtgraver Will Continue All Star Campaign Thursday through Sunday, Will Work to Rebound After Frustrating Knoxville Trip

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PITTSBURGH (August 17, 2016) - After a disappointing Knoxville Raceway campaign, resulting in a mechanical failure while leading the 56th Annual Knoxville Nationals D-main, “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver will move forward and reset his focus toward Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, ready to visit areas of Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York for four consecutive nights of open wheel action.

Holtgraver, who highlighted his Knoxville Nationals campaign with the fifth fastest time during preliminary time trials, will visit Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Lebanon Valley Speedway, in that specific order, this Thursday through Sunday, August 18-21, chasing more marks for the win column.

“Our Knoxville trip didn’t really go as planned. It started out really well, we just had a little bit of trouble keeping things going. Those things happen. You have to capitalize every time you are on the track out there. We timed well and had a great jump in our heat race, but it ended up getting called back. That’s kinda where our bad luck started,” Holtgraver explained. “To make matters worse, we ended up losing our motorhome to a fire while we were at the racetrack. The amount of support from people that stepped forward to help us out after that happened was overwhelming. I can’t thank those people enough. Everyone from track officials, to other teams, to sponsors, to race fans; I can’t thank you all enough for lending a hand when it was in need. We all greatly appreciate it.”

Danny Holtgraver will enter the Central Pennsylvania/New York swing with two Arctic Cat All Star victories in 2016, as well as 11 top-five finishes in 28 feature starts. The pilot of Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports/Premier Pallets/Linc Systems/Bonnell’s Rod Shop/DKW Transport/No. 70 owns victories at Wilmot Raceway (WI) and Sharon Speedway (OH).

News and information regarding Danny Holtgraver will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during his entire campaign. Be sure to check out the official online home of Danny Holtgraver at www.dannyholtgraver.com; as well as keep up with the Pittsburgh native via social networking including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

Recent Highlights - Earned Lou Blaney Memorial title at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, worth $10,000 on Saturday, July 9

2015 Wins: 1 2016 Wins: 2 (Wilmot Raceway - All Stars)(Sharon Speedway - All Stars - Lou Blaney Memorial)

Danny Holtgraver on YouTube: Here!

Danny Holtgraver would like to thank all of his marketing partners: Linc Systems, Olympic Forest Products, Lutes Custom Cabinetry, Premier Pallet, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, Westview Motors, DKW Transport, J&J Auto Racing, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports, Winters, AL Driveline

 

 

Smith Eager to Return to Racing With All Stars After Weekend Off

Inside Line Promotions - KUNKLETOWN, Pa. (Aug. 17, 2016) - Ryan Smith was looking forward to competing in his first Knoxville Nationals. But, as is often the case in sprint car racing, plans changed and Smith spent the weekend with family and friends.

"We couldn't get a tow vehicle around in time, but that's okay," he said. "After three years of racing nearly every weekend, I owed my girlfriend and my family and friends some time and it was nice. But I'm really ready to get back in the car.

"We watched the Knoxville Nationals on the computer. What an awesome race and I hope I can be a part of it next year."

The week prior, Smith's string of bad luck continued as a collapsed wing in his heat race made for a long night at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Aug. 5.

"I was running third in the heat and the left side panel of the wing collapsed and I nursed it home in fifth," he said. "We started 14th and it was a hammer-down track so I just pulled in."

The following night Lady Luck finally started to turn in Smith's favor at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

"I didn't qualify good enough to make the invert so I started 12th in the feature," he said. "I got up to challenge for a top-five finish. I got to seventh and two, three or four cars were battling and the caution came out with about seven laps to go. The tires cooled down and I couldn't get going. But we got eighth and the way the past month has been, it's a good confidence builder."

Smith plans to compete with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in a tripleheader this week. It begins Thursday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa.; continues Friday with the Jack Gunn Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and it wraps up Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

"When we were at Grandview earlier in the month we had that blown radiator hose while I was leading," he said. "That place owes me one. I usually run pretty good against the All Stars so I'm excited for this weekend."

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 0 wins, 9 top fives, 23 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 36 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa.; Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing

Twitter Race Updates: https://twitter.com/DeniseS_SS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid

Instagram: https://instagram.com/denises_ss

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fighting Angels Foundation

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"We are planning to have a car painted up for them in next couple of weeks," Smith said. "It will be a white car with blue decals. It will be really cool. We are doing everything we can to help bring awareness to what Fighting Angels are doing. They are great people doing great things to help find a cure for Angelman Syndrome."

Smith would also like to thank Warko Group, G.L.T. Electrical, CnB Chubby, Fighting Angels Foundation, S&S Speedways, Quality Roofing Supply, East Coast Helicopter Tours, Armbruster Racing Photos, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, HP Engines, Pancho's Racing Products, GME Steering and Vahlco Racing Wheels for their continued support.

 

 

Helms Venturing East to Central Pennsylvania and New York With All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (Aug. 17, 2016) - Caleb Helms has a busy weekend on tap as he will head east for four races with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

The action begins on Thursday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., before a stop at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday. Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., hosts a race on Saturday and the weekend wraps up on Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y.

"I love racing in Central Pennsylvania," he said. "The competition is tough and the tracks are tough. It's always a fun challenge."

The races at Grandview Speedway and at Lebanon Valley Speedway will be the debut for Helms, who welcomes new venues to his schedule.

"I like going to new tracks and trying to adapt quickly," he said. "I've heard that Grandview has more banking to it and Lebanon Valley is a bigger track. Hopefully we can start out strong and be in contention during our first time at both places."

This weekend will mark his season debut at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway.

"Racing in Central Pennsylvania is one of the biggest challenges we face each year," he said. "The goal is to put down a good qualifying lap to make the heat race inversion each night and give ourselves a shot at advancing into the dash."

Helms was rained out last Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio.

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 27 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 Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

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

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

Helms would also like to thank Helms Construction Inc., Helms and Sons Excavating, Schoenfeld Headers and Larson Trucking & Heavy Equipment Repair for their continued support.

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Dover Unsure of Weekend Plan Following 360 Start Against World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. (Aug. 17, 2016) - Jack Dover competed with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Junction Motor Speedway on Tuesday night with his 360ci engine.

"We were obviously down on horsepower and the track was fast and heavy," he said. "We ended up pulling off the track in every race."

Dover qualified 17th quickest before exiting the track early in the heat race and qualifier. That lined him up on the inside of the eighth row for the main event. Dover raced for several laps before pulling off with a 14th-place finish.

The plan for this weekend is up in the air. He might pilot a 305ci sprint car at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on Saturday before racing his 360 sprint car on Sunday at Missouri State Fair Raceway in Sedalia, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

The other possibility is to head to Minnesota to tackle an Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series doubleheader - Friday at Princeton Speedway in Princeton and Saturday at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie - that kicks off the six-race Midwest Power Series.

"We will look at the weather at the end of this week and make a decision at that point," he said. "Regardless of where we race the next goal is to get win No. 10 in the books."

Dover has recorded nine feature wins this season - all in his last 22 races.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 16 - Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: DNF (9); Qualifier: DNF (13); Feature: 14 (15).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 9 wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 27 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 - True Trucking

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

"The True's are family friends who have always been there to support me," Dover said. "I appreciate their partnership and look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them a lot."

Dover would also like to thank Certified Transmission, Home Pride Companies Inc., Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, Thorpe's Body Shop, Backlund Plumbing, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaver Racing Engines, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors and Vortex Wings 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 Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. The only variable missing is a reliable truck and trailer. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail TeamDover@gmail.com.

 

 

DHR Suspension Clients Drive to Victories in Arkansas and Nebraska

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Aug. 17, 2016) - DHR Suspension clients have had a strong start to the month of August.

Four racers were victorious on Aug. 6 during the Cody Burks Memorial at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Marshall Skinner claimed the 360ci winged sprint car main event with Andy Gallagher winning the 305ci feature and J.C. Waller the late model portion. Bubba Jones was victorious in the 305 dash.

Gallagher returned to Victory Lane last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway, where Nathan Brown captured the stock car main event triumph.

DHR Suspension clients were also strong during the 56th annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals last weekend at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. Donny Schatz finished second during both his preliminary night last Wednesday as well as during the finale on Saturday and Kerry Madsen ended fourth on Thursday in his preliminary feature.

Schatz then scored his 17th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win of the season on Tuesday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb.

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

To join these drivers in Victory Lane message DHR Suspension at http://www.dhrsuspension.com/contact/ or call 901-268-5612.

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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 eight years.

DHR Suspension has teams across the country and competing with various sprint car series, including the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, National Sprint League, 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.

 

 

#BCForever

J&J Auto Racing Dedicates Wins To The Memory of Bryan Clauson

McKenzie, Tenn. (Aug. 17, 2016) – Son. Brother. Fiancé. Friend. Racer. Champion.

All are adjectives that can be used to accurately describe Bryan Clauson. But they’d only begin to scratch the surface of what a truly remarkable young man he was. Always quick with a smile and never too busy to say hello or catch up, Clauson was the epitome of what a dirt-track legend represents. Only scratching the surface of what was to surely be a storied winged Sprint Car career, Clauson earned four victories in the Matt Wood Racing No. 17W entry in 2016.

We at J&J Auto Racing would like to dedicate our victories for the month of August to the memory of Bryan Clauson. It was a privilege to have him behind the wheel of a J&J Auto Racing chassis and an honour to call him a friend. On behalf of J&J Auto Racing, we’d like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Bryan’s family, friends and race teams. Godspeed, BC.

#BCForever

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team wins and finishes for August 5 - 13, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

8/5/16 Jared Horstman Limaland Motorsports Park/OH NRA Sprint Invaders

8/5/16 Jared Zimbardi Outlaw Speedway/NY Patriot Sprint Tour

8/5/16 Steven Richardson Rush County Speedway/KS URSS 305 Series

8/6/16 Tim Perry Sumter Speedway/SC Carolina Race Saver Series

8/6/16 Marshall Skinner Riverside Int. Speedway/AR Cody Burks 360 Memorial

8/6/16 Mitch Harble Wayne County Speedway/OH 410 Weekly Division

8/12/16 Carl Bowser Lernerville Speedway/PA DIRTcar Sprint Series

8/13/16 Brandon McMullen Plymouth Dirt Track Raceway/WI 360 Weekly Division

8/13/16 Tyler Drueke Eagle Raceway/NE 360 Weekly Division

8/13/16 Josh Weller Susquehanna Speedway/PA URC Sprint Series

8/13/16 Doug Zimmerman Butler Motor Speedway/MI Sprints on Dirt

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Classic Moments Countdown: Tim Snyder Shocks Oswego Crowd with Budweiser Classic 200 Win in 2001

OSWEGO, NY (August 17, 2016) – As the days continue to tick away toward the 60th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds on Sunday, September 4, we look back on one of the most improbable Classic wins of all-time, by a local ‘Zero Hero’.

Tim Snyder’s main concern going into the 2001 Budweiser International Classic was to simply make it by lap 17.

In 1999 Snyder was involved in the infamous third turn fire with Dave Shullick Sr. and Danny Soule at lap 17 and in 2000 Snyder tangled with Shannon Groves and Dave Shullick Jr. at lap 17, losing several laps in the process.

After eight years of Supermodified competition under his belt coming into the 2001 Classic, Snyder had seen his shares of ups and downs, and had yet to visit Oswego Speedway’s victory lane.

By the end of the afternoon on that fateful Classic Sunday, Snyder’s outlook on his career was dramatically altered.

Dave McKnight and Mike Ordway led the Classic field to green in ’01 with Ordway jumping to the point from the outside of row one to lead the first two laps in the Clyde Booth owned No. 61.

Ordway was quickly overtaken by Joe Gosek, driving the Jeff Holbrook owned No. 35, and Gosek quickly ran away from the pack, leading the first 100-laps of the event with Bob Bond, Ordway, McKnight, Snyder, and Greg Furlong making up the front runners.

Snyder would then gain the third position after lap 100 as McKnight did a 360-spin in the Brad Lichty No. 94, losing only the one position to Snyder.

Eventually Ordway came on to take the top spot from Gosek around lap 150 when the motor seemed to start acting up on the Gosek No. 35. Still looking for his first Classic win at the time, Ordway sped away with the fastest car on the circuit in the last 50-laps.

Over the course of the final 30-laps the top four drew together nose to tail with Ordway leading Gosek, Snyder, and Furlong.

With none of the leaders having made pit stops, tire wear was an issue, and the leaders were slipping and sliding all over the race track in the low 18-second range.

Gosek was the first to falter at lap 182 as he slid high in turn one allowing both Snyder and Furlong to make their way by.

Heavy lapped traffic would become a factor with 15-laps to go and at lap 188 Snyder managed to steal the lead from Ordway down the back stretch. But, before the field could make it back to turn one Snyder had lost the lead to Ordway and second position to Furlong.

Then two laps later, Furlong would slide out, handing second back to Snyder.

All of a sudden at lap 191 the whole complexion of the race changed as Ordway appeared out of fuel down the back straight with Snyder amazingly inheriting the lead in the No. 0.

Snyder’s glory was short lived however as he slipped in lapped traffic handing Furlong the lead of the race for the first time all day with only six laps remaining. It looked as though Furlong would be destined for a record third consecutive Classic win.

Dramatically two laps later on lap 196 Furlong would slide high lapping a series of cars on the top side of the track, with Snyder storming back to the low side to muscle the lead away yet again with only four laps to go.

Could Furlong steal the lead back in the final four laps?

It was not meant to be, as Snyder ran flawlessly from laps 197-200 to shock Speedway onlookers, winning his first Oswego Speedway main event in the Budweiser International Classic 200 over Furlong, Gosek, Chris Perley, and Lou Cicconi.

“It’s been a dream of mine just to win a feature here,” said Snyder. “It’s unbelievable that it happened on Classic Weekend. I made a bet with the guys in the garage that if we didn’t win a race this year, we were going to retire and quit. I didn’t try to win this race today. I just tried to pace myself and save the car. Believe it or not, I was happy with fifth!”

Scott Martel, Tim Jedrzejek, McKnight, Bob Goutermout, and Tim Gareau filled the top ten positions in the ’01 Budweiser International Classic.

Jedrzejek was the Rookie of the Race.

For more information on Oswego Speedway and Budweiser International Classic Weekend visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, and to purchase tickets for the 2016 event call (315) 342-0646.

 

 

TKS Motorsports – Making the Show!

(Bill W) August 16, 2016 – The TKS Motorsports #2KS and driver Craig Dollansky locked themselves into the 56th Knoxville Nationals last weekend. It was the culmination of a lot of hard work for the team over the past two seasons. Unfortunately, a part failure ended their Saturday night, but they will be back this weekend racing at the Gold Cup at Badlands Motor Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota.

Last week started at the Front Row Challenge in Oskaloosa. Craig would finish tenth. “Monday night at Osky, we got ourselves off a little bit,” says TKS Motorsports owner and crew chief, Troy Renfro. “The air was really bad and I was a little off on our fueling. The HP engine we were using has run great all year. I can’t say enough about Al Parker. He helped us out and got it on the dyno Tuesday, and we got our numbers squared away. We got things fixed up for Wednesday at Knoxville.”

The team would have a new red and white scheme for Wednesday’s qualifying night at Knoxville. “We kind of got mixed reviews on that,” says Troy. “Some people liked it, and others preferred the black and blue. We went with the scheme, because we had a couple of partners we were working on that it fit with. They ended up falling through, which was tough for our team. But Aaron Ott did a great job. We took our same design and changed the colors. The white part was all carbon fiber wrap, and Schneider Graphics did that part for us. But we’re headed back to black and blue.”

A late pill (41st car out) was drawn, but Craig timed in eighth quick. “The racetrack was a double-edged sword,” says Troy. “It was good enough for us to go out really late and qualify well. On the other hand, when it’s narrow in the heat race, it’s very hard to get to fourth from the fourth row. We knew we needed a tremendous start, and we didn’t. We had to make that up. Some guys in front of us did what they had to do, and we missed it by one spot.”

Craig went from sixth to grab the last transfer in the B main, and then made a charge in the feature. “We did what we had to do in the B main,” says Troy. “Then we came from 24th to eleventh in the feature. The car was really good all night. Craig did a really great job. I can’t say enough about our team. I really can’t.”

It was enough points to lock Craig into Saturday night’s championship event. “My wife Tammy and I talked before everything started,” says Troy. “We decided if we could get locked in on the first night, we would be ecstatic. We’re a small, family team. That doesn’t mean we don’t have a ‘first class ride’. We consider this a first class ride. We don’t have hired help, but our guys donate their time, energy and effort so we can succeed. It’s hard for a person looking at it from the outside to understand what kind of commitment goes into all of this.”

It was unfortunate that the run in Saturday’s 50-lapper was cut short. “We were good,” says Troy. “We weren’t so good hot-lapping, but we talked about a few things. We made a couple of changes, and we were really good. It was just unfortunate that we had a fitting on the power steering line break. It wasn’t meant to be. We didn’t know what the source of the problem was, so I was up until about four o’clock Sunday morning. It was a crack in the fitting. I was back up at seven and cleaning everything. We were disappointed, but we were happy. I was already thinking about the Gold Cup this weekend at Badlands, and about the NSL and getting that point lead back.”

Troy says he had his share of supporters calling. “Don Lamberti (Casey’s General Stores) called and so did Bob Myers. Those two guys are just great people. They are uplifting, positive people. They both knew I was a little down and they have a way of motivating people. I was really happy that they called. We’re ready to finish out the year strong. Craig has done a great job. We’ve worked so well together. I wish we could have worked together a lot sooner than this. I’m really proud of our team, and how far we’ve come in a year. The big thing is Craig is healthy this year, and that has shown.”

The team is looking forward to Badlands. “We’re kind of excited to go up there,” says Troy. “I’ve heard so much about what Chuck Brennan has done up there. It’s probably been two or three years since I’ve been there. I’m anxious to see what’s been done there and what everything looks like.”

Partnering with TKS Motorsports

TKS Motorsports is always open to new perspective partners! Whether you’d like to partner with the team for the full season, or put your company’s name on the nose wing for a night of your choice, contact Troy at tsrenfro8725@gmail.com!

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Swindell Excited to Make Winged Midget Debut on Pavement Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Aug. 16, 2016) - Sammy Swindell is diving into a new form of racing this Saturday.

Swindell will make his winged midget debut on pavement at Star Speedway in Epping, N.H., where the Northeastern Midget Association is competing.

"I haven't even been to New Hampshire before," he said. "An opportunity came about when Tim Bertrand furnished an engine for Kevin's car for the Chili Bowl. He saw we'd be at Lebanon Valley Speedway this weekend for a race. I've never run a midget on pavement with a wing and I haven't been to the state of New Hampshire so I thought that'd be fun. That'd be something I could add to the growing résumé.

"It's new people and new circumstances and it's a whole different car. It's similar, but different from what I've done before. That's just a big challenge and that intrigues me to step over here and do something different."

Swindell said his goal remains the same regardless of the type of car he races or whether it's his first time in it.

"I'd never seen a midget in the 70s and got to go to Colorado and a guy says, 'Why don't you drive one?' We wound up winning that. That's always the goal to come in and win. Everything that I've done I think I've been competitive in."

Swindell is also scheduled to drive a winged sprint car for CJB Motorsports this Thursday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., and Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions; Saturday at Star Speedway in Epping, N.H., with the Northeastern Midget Association; and Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

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"Simpson Race Products has been with me since 1974," Swindell said. "They've been keeping me safe for more than 40 years."

Swindell would also like to thank Acme Graphix, J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, John Christner Trucking, High Performance Lubricants, Sweet Manufacturing, FK Rod Ends, Simpson Race Products, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Tankersley Returns to ASCS Gulf South Region Action This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Aug. 16, 2016) - Channin Tankersley's bid for a second ASCS Gulf South Region championship is getting closer as the season is winding down.

There are only four remaining races on the schedule, including two this weekend - Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas.

Tankersley currently leads the series with four wins, eight top fives and nine top 10s and he swept the two most recent events to give him a 121-point advantage in the championship standings. In fact, Tankersley has earned six consecutive podium finishes during ASCS Gulf South Region action.

He is 2-for-2 at Heart O' Texas Speedway, where he's won both events this season.

"Heart O' Texas tends to get rough whenever it gets heavy," he said. "The first night this season it was rough and heavy. The second night it was super slick. Usually when that place is rough and heavy it's hard to pass because everyone is fast. I like it when it gets slicked up."

He also scored a podium with a third-place result during his only visit this season to Lone Star Speedway.

"I like the place," he said. "Usually that place has a gnarly cushion and is super slick. The last time it got slick at the beginning of the A Main, but at the end of the race it started getting heavy and rough. I'm pretty excited for this weekend. Both of these places are tracks I like."

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 11 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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"Jeff with Challenger Drilling has been helping me since 2012 and has been a great asset to our team," Tankersley said. "I really appreciate his support."

Tankersley would also like to thank Watercraft Plus LLC, G3 Boats, Blackfoot Electric, Yamaha, Day Motorsports, Blazer Boats and Sea Chaser Boats for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Overcomes Early Crash to Score 10th-Place Finish

Inside Line Promotions - BYRAM, Miss. (Aug. 16, 2016) - Derek Hagar rebounded from an early crash to post a top 10 last Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway.

Hagar opened the co-sanctioned event between the USCS Series and ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints by winning the dash before he charged from fourth to claim a heat race victory.

"We got the lead on Lap 4 or 5," he said. "We got into second pretty quick, probably on the first lap. I had to change my line up a bit. The race track was really slick. We had to maneuver around to figure out the best way to make a pass. We finally got a good run going into turn three to pull off a slider."

Hagar was the driver with the most points entering the feature inversion, which was a six to start him on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"On the start of the race we were letting everything pan out," he said. "Seth Bergman spun and I was on the outside of Terry Gray. He darted to the right and I jumped his right rear. We flipped it over. We went to the work area. I didn't have a left front brake and it crumpled the top wing. My crew pulled it as much as they could where I could see a little."

Hagar returned to the track at the back of the pack with a damaged race car.

"The car was a handful," he said. "I had to be patient and make passes smart. You don't realize how critical the left front brake is until you don't have it. We salvaged a top 10 out of it."

Hagar rallied from last to score a 10th-place finish, which was his 28th top 10 of the season.

He is slated to return to action this Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., and Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., for the High Roller Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 13 - Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. - Dash: 1 (1); Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 10 (6).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 11 wins, 26 top fives, 28 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., and Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., for the High Roller Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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

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

 

 

Blaney Makes Knoxville Nationals A Main for 11th Time

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 16, 2016) - Dale Blaney drove into the A Main at the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals last weekend for the 11th time in his career and for the sixth time in the last eight years.

"Any time you make the A Main it's a good thing," he said. "With the caliber of team we have we shouldn't be happy with just making the A Main."

Blaney and the Mainstream Holdings Inc. sponsored CH Motorsports team kicked off preliminary action on Thursday by qualifying 22nd quickest. Blaney then advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race, which earned him the final spot into the feature inversion and the pole position for the main event.

"We were disappointed with our qualifying effort," he said. "I didn't make two good laps. I should have been at least 10 places better on the board than I was. The way it turned out if we had been better we'd be stuck further back in the heat race and maybe we wouldn't have made it out. The B Main was tough. Not many guys made it out of the heat and it stuck us on the pole of the A Main."

Blane led the first seven laps of the feature before falling to second just as he was entering traffic. He ran in that position for several more laps before a restart.

"Starting second on a restart I knew where I had to go," he said. "I had Jason Johnson sitting in third. He got underneath of me. Trying to get back by him caused me to have (Terry) McCarl get a run on me and that dropped me to fourth. (Kerry) Madsen got by a couple of laps later and put me to fifth."

Blaney ended in the fifth position, which ranked him 18th in overall points out of more than 100 drivers. That was two spots out of locking into Saturday's main event and lined him up on the outside of the front row for the 22-lap B Main during the finale.

Blaney led the first 18 laps of the consolation race before dropping to second in traffic. He held onto that position to transfer into the 50-lap feature, which he started 22nd.

"I just didn't get a very good start," he said. "If I could have got by six or seven cars early it would have put us in position to race the last half of it. I knew I had about 12 to 15 laps to really get going and I didn't."

Blaney was lapped just before a caution came out around Lap 15. That trapped him down a lap for the remainder of the race and he pulled off early to end with a 23rd-place result.

He will return to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions action this weekend with four races on tap - 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 Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 5 (1).

Aug. 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 23 (22).

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 7 wins, 26 top fives, 39 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 45 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 Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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Starks Happy With Speed Shown Throughout Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 16, 2016) - Trey Starks was on pace for a career-best performance last weekend during the 56th annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway.

"It's a pretty tricky place," he said. "I think getting more and more laps has helped. We found some good stuff we can work with on the car and we know what to go to the next time we head there. We're finally starting to figure this place out."

Starks piloted the Jeff McCall sprint car into the marquee event by qualifying 27th quickest during preliminary competition last Thursday. Starks then finished eighth in a heat race before advancing from 17th to 11th in the B Main.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Friday for a second opportunity and the results showed improvement. Starks timed in 15th quickest in his group during qualifying before he ended fifth in a heat race and third in a B Main to garner a transfer into the main event.

"It was probably the best I felt around there," he said. "The car had a lot of speed and I felt really smooth and consistent. We could finally put some laps together."

Starks picked up a handful of positions in the main event before a flat tire late in the race spun him around in turns three and four. A fellow competitor was unable to avoid Starks and made contact, which ended the race early for both drivers. Starks was credited with a 24th-place finish.

That lined him up on the inside of the fifth row for the C Main on Saturday. Starks was battling for a top 10 throughout the race before a broken part sent him to the pits early with a 20th-place result, which was four positions shy from his career-best result at the event.

"The best part about the weekend is that we definitely had some car speed and we put some laps and races together," he said. "That's something to hold your head high about."

Starks will return to action this Friday and Saturday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., where he will drive for Doug Rutz during the ASCS Frontier Region doubleheader.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 8 (3); B Main: 11 (17).

Aug. 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 3 (6); Feature: 24 (23).

Aug. 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 20 (9).

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 6 wins, 10 top fives, 13 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., with the ASCS Frontier Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

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"SpeedMart really benefits us because they are right next to our home," Starks said. "Even though we are traveling a lot, I know SpeedMart will always have anything we need."

Starks would also like to thank Starks Timber Processing, Blue Dot Fabrications, Security Race Products, King Racing Products and Masco Petroleum for their continued support.

 

 

Price Wins Daffodil Cup Opener and Finishes Second Overall

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing his assault on the pavement in 2016, Robbie Price picked up a win on Friday night during the opening night of the Daffodil Cup before finishing third in the Saturday night feature event and finishing second in Daffodil Cup Standings.

“It was a good weekend for us, but just a little frustrating to come up short of the Daffodil Cup win,” Robbie Price said.

Kicking the two-day show off on Friday night, Price would time his machine in sixth quickest, which would line him up on the front row of his heat race. From the outside front row starting position, the Cobble Hill, BC driver did what he had to do and picked up the win.

Pulling the eighth pill for the feature event, Price would grid the field form the fourth row for the opening night feature event. Getting a few cars in the early laps of the race, Price would continue to pick up positions as he raced through the Top-Five.

Getting into the second spot late in the race, Price would make his move with seven laps to go as he took over the race lead. Out in front, Price would be unchallenged in the final laps as he picked up the race win, marking his third of the 2016 season.

Returning to action on Saturday night, Price would get off to a quick start as he would time in second fastest and would finish fourth in the Trophy Dash.

Picking up a third place finish in his heat race, Price would pull the five pill in the redraw, which would place him in the third row for the Daffodil Cup finale.

Getting into the fourth spot as the race came to life Price would settle in as passing was at a premium up front. Continuing to run in the fourth spot, Price would close in on the final spot on the podium as the came to a close.

Making a big pass on the race’s final lap, Price would capture the third spot on the line, and make the race for the Daffodil Cup a close one. When points were tallied up, Price would come up just four points short and end up second in overall standings.

“It was disappointing to come up four points short, but that is part of racing,” Price said. “We had a rough patch there for a while so to come home with a win and a third place finish is huge. I want to thank everyone on this team for all of their continued support.”

Price and his team would like to thank Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal, Tiger Towing, Rod End Supply, Wildlight Photography, Shark Racing Engines, and Speedmart for their support during the 2016 season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-36, Wins-3, Top-5’s-8, Top 10’s-14

ON TAP: Price will return to the dirt this weekend as he is set for the Summer Nationals at the Skagit Speedway.

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

 

 

Bergman Back to ASCS National Action Following Top Five at Jackson Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BYRAM, Miss. (Aug. 16, 2016) - Seth Bergman will return to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition this weekend as the series is set for a doubleheader in Missouri.

The action begins on Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington before Sunday's High Roller Classic at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia.

"It will be good to get back to ASCS National Tour competition this weekend," Bergman said. "We are excited to head to a new track in Farmington and to get back to Sedalia, where we've had a couple of good runs there during the last couple of years."

Bergman finished second during his lone trip to Missouri State Fair Speedway earlier this summer and he placed fifth at the big track last season.

The team is coming off a solid night with the ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints and USCS Series last Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway. Bergman maneuvered from third to win a heat race and he rebounded from an early incident to post a fifth-place result in the main event.

"We got turned around on the opening lap and had to rally from the back," he said. "It showed how strong our car was to come from the back to earn a top five."

It marked the 18th top five of the season for Bergman.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 13 - Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 5 (3).

SEASON STATS -

52 races, 5 wins, 18 top fives, 36 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 46 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., and Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., for the High Roller Classic 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, Young Tools, Eagle Motorsports, Speedy Auto Service, SpeedMart, Scott Baylor Racing Engines and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

Baughman Heading to Missouri This Weekend With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 16, 2016) - Josh Baughman has a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races on tap this weekend.

Baughman will compete on Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., and Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., for the High Roller Classic.

"We're excited to get back to 360 racing this weekend and see if we can put together a couple of strong performances," he said.

Baughman is ready to put last weekend's 56th annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals behind him.

"The biggest thing is qualifying," he said. "If you can't qualify there you might as well load your stuff up. We were too far behind the eight ball to pull ourselves out."

Baughman opened the weekend at Knoxville Raceway last Wednesday by qualifying 42nd quickest, which missed the heat race inversion by only two positions. He then placed ninth in a heat race, won the C Main and advanced from 21st to 15th in the B Main.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Friday and timed in 25th quickest in his group, finished seventh in a heat race and ended 15th in a B Main.

That started him 12th in a D Main on Saturday.

"We struggled early on during the weekend," he said. "This new engine we put in Saturday made lots of speed and we moved forward."

Baughman advanced from 12th to sixth in the race and narrowly missed a transfer into the C Main.

"I don't know if we can take anything from this week," he said. "We might as well throw the notebook in the trash, but we learned a lot during the 360 Knoxville Nationals (the week before) that we can apply to our program."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 42; Heat race: 9 (9); C Main: 1 (2); B Main: 15 (21).

Aug. 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 7 (9); B Main: 15 (16).

Aug. 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - D Main: 6 (12).

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., and Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., for the High Roller Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Compression Generation Services

Compression Generation Services is a natural gas business based in Humble, Texas.

"They are great people to deal with and I'm glad to have them on board again in 2016," Baughman said. "I look forward to seeing their name in the Winner's Circle with me a lot this year."

Baughman would also like to thank EE Systems, Fischer Body Shop, Hollywood Blasting & Coating, CCC Greg and Tammy, Beard Equipment, B&H Industrial Supplies, Octane Ink, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, Ti22 Performance, Car & Fleet and Moss Racing Engines for their support.

 

 

Trenca Ready for All Star Season Debut at Lebanon Valley Speedway This Sunday

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (Aug. 16, 2016) - Joe Trenca will make his season debut with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions this Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway.

The event will also be only the ninth 410ci winged sprint car race of the season for the Mucci Motorsports competitor.

"It's a fast track," he said. "It's a tough place because it's so fast and it's a really narrow track. It's kinda hard to pass. We've run there in the 360 a few times so we kinda know what to do and what to expect."

Trenca said he's raced in approximately five 360 events at the track and he made his 410 debut there last year when he placed 15th during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event.

"We were getting seat time there last year so hopefully we can have a better result there this year," he said. "We need to go in there and have a good qualifying lap to set ourselves up for a successful night."

Trenca's best result in 410 action this year is a 15th-place finish.

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Stars and Stripes

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

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

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, The Paladin Group, FK Rod Ends, Fast Axle, National Parts Peddler, Seals-It, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Wilwood Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Shute's Water Systems, Weld Wheels, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Bryant Reflects on Bryan Clauson as He Prepares to Get Back to Racing

Inside Line Promotions - THE WOODLANDS, Texas (Aug. 16, 2016) - As Tommy Bryant gets back to racing this weekend the tragic death of racer Bryan Clauson is weighing heavily on his mind.

"I raced quarter midgets with Bryan when we were kids," he said. "Then he went to Indiana to do his thing and I went to Texas. We hadn't seen each other for over 15 years and we were at the Chili Bowl and he saw me and came up and started a conversation. Then last year he came and raced with us once and this year we got to race with him during our speedweek. I will miss him.

"It's amazing to see the outpouring on social media. I haven't said anything until now because I just couldn't wrap my head around all of it. My heart goes out to Tim and Di, Taylor and Lauren. They all can be proud of Bryan's legacy not only as a racer but as a man. He did more in 22 years of racing than most of us will do in a lifetime. Seeing the reactions of so many people who didn't even know Bryan … it makes me work harder to be a better husband, father, racer and man."

Bryant knows "BC" would want him to race and to do so with more determination. The SawBlade.com sponsored Cooper Motorsports team is slated to get back to action this Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

"We haven't raced since July 23," Bryant said. "We have all the maintenance on the car done including getting all the spares ready. We are more than eager to get to the track this weekend if the weather holds out. We really need to race … we have a lot of points to make up on Channin (Tankersley) and it's going to take wins over these last four races."

Bryant is currently ranked second in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings.

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 0 wins, 9 top fives, 12 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com.

"We will continue to work hard to get some wins for SawBlade," Bryant said. "They deserve our best efforts. They have done so much for the Cooper Motorsports team. I really couldn't ask for a better sponsor than SawBlade."

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

 

 

Taylor Charges From 11th to Claim Second Straight Victory

Inside Line Promotions - CALHAN, Colo. (Aug. 16, 2016) - Zac Taylor may have to ask his mom to have more special events in her life.

Last Saturday - a day after Candie Taylor's birthday - her son stormed from the 11th starting spot to garner his second consecutive win. It was his fifth victory of the year.

"I won on Mother's Day, now around Mom's birthday and a day after her and dad's anniversary," Zac Taylor said. "That's pretty awesome."

Taylor opened the action last Saturday at El Paso County Raceway with mechanical problems during his heat race that resulted in a DNF.

"The motor kept cutting out so I pulled in," he said. "I thought it was a mag issue. It acted just like the midget did a few weeks ago when we had a mag issue. Luckily after a mag issue cost us a win, dad went out and got us a spare. But as soon as we looked at the fuel filter we saw it was put in backwards. It was an easy fix."

Taylor relied on patience as he started on the inside of the sixth row in the main event.

"I went back and watched the video of the feature and saw how long I got hung up," he said. "I was like, 'What are you doing, Zac? Quit following those guys and go.' But I was patient and just picked them off."

The victory gives him momentum as he heads into this weekend unsure of the racing plan. Follow Taylor's racing page on Facebook for the latest update.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 13 - El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. - Heat race: DNF (-); Feature: 1 (11).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 5 wins, 13 top fives, 18 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - USA Performance Engines

USA Performance Engines is the power behind many local, regional and national racers. USA Performance Engines' centralized location in Denver, Colo., allows them to serve anyone in the USA. Rick and Cindy Lowery started USA Performance Engines in 2002 with the help of local and national sprint car driver and master engine builder John Gerloff. Master machinist Jeff Taylor started along with cylinder head specialist Mike Rowles that same year. All three men are still at USA Performance and strive to develop and build the very best engine for your race car, hot rod, boat, Harley Davidson or your daily street car. For more information, visit http://www.USAEngines.com.

"Rick Lowery has helped us a bunch and I can't thank him enough for all the support he gives us," Taylor said.

Taylor would also like to thank Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, the Kaiser Family, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company, Hoosier Racing Tires, Lucas Oil Racing TV and H&H Resurfacing for their continued support.

 

 

Richard Vander Weerd ‘Parks It’ For Third Time Of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- In action with the USAC West Coast 360’s for their final weekend of competition for the 2016 season, Richard Vander Weerd would run 10th on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway before scoring the win on Saturday night at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA.

“Friday night we were a little too tight and the track was hard to pass on,” Richard Vander Weerd said. “Saturday we were strong all night long and got the job done.”

Making his first appearance of the year at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night, Vander Weerd would time the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Battery Worx No. 10 machine in 10th fastest before finishing sixth in his heat race.

Moving into the 33-lap feature event, the Visalia, CA driver would grid the field from the sixth row, but would have trouble getting going on a very fast Ocean Speedway ¼ mile.

Thinking the track would slick off quicker than it did, Vander Weerd would have his hands full trying to wrestle a tight racecar around the speedway. As the race went on and track slowly widened out, Vander Weerd was able to pick up a couple of positions as he would finish 10th.

Heading to Hanford, CA for Saturday night’s USAC West Coast 360 season finale, Vander Weerd would get off to a much better start as he earned quick time honors.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Vander Weerd would flex his muscle as he surged around the 3/8 mile oval to pick up the win. As fate would have it, the inversion draw placed him on the front row of the 33-lap feature event, and in prime position to sweep the night.

When the green lights flashed on the series’ final A main of the season, Vander Weerd would slip to the second spot as things got sorted out. On the fourth circuit, Vander Weerd would use his momentum to take over the race lead and never look back.

Out in front, Vander Weerd would pace the next 29-laps as he would go on to ‘Park It’ for the third time in 2016.

“It is good to get a win and build up some momentum in what will be a bust streak with the 410,” Vander Weerd said. “Thanks to everyone for their hard work, and hopefully we can keep this up in the weeks ahead.”

Richard and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Battery Worx, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2016.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-23, Wins-3, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-17.

ON TAP: Richard will be back in action with the USAC West Coast 360’s for two events this weekend as he will travel to the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA on Friday night before racing at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Saturday night.

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

 

 

Cory Eliason Finishes First Knoxville Nationals In C Main

PETERSEN MEDIA: After losing their primary engine on Monday night at the Front Row Challenge, Cory Eliason and Van Dyke Motorsports were unsure if they would be able to run the Knoxville Nationals. With a little luck on their side, the team was able to run an engine out of Lynton Jeffrey’s stable and Eliason would finish in the C Main of his first Knoxville Nationals.

“It was a little stressful early in the week wondering if we were going to be able to run, but luckily we were able to get an engine from Lynton Jeffrey and run all week,” Eliason said. “I really have to thank everyone who made this possible and let me take part in a race I have always wanted to run.”

Hitting the track on Thursday night, Eliason and his team would struggle early in the night as the Kingsburg, CA driver timed in 45th quick.

Lining up ninth in his heat race, Eliason would finish eight and take his Lucas Oil/Hansen Machine/NAAKE Suspension No. 5h machine to the B Main.

From his 20th starting position, Eliason would finish in the 17th spot, and begin to turn his attention to Friday night’s program.

Continuing to work on both the car and engine combination, Eliason would get off to a much better start as he would time in eighth fastest in qualifying time trials. An entertaining heat race battle with Logan Schuchart would see the duo fight hard for the final transfer spot into the feature event.

A late race move by Schuchart would give him the spot and force Eliason into the ‘B’ Main event. Lining up in the third spot of the semi, Eliason would again look for a Top-Three finish to move into the feature event. Battling with Greg Hodnett and Davey Heskin for position during the race, Eliason would see Heskin get by him and secure the final spot into the feature event, leaving Eliason on the outside looking in.

With his Friday night finish, Eliason would line the Van Dyke Motorsports machine up in the 11th spot of the Knoxville Nationals C Main event. On a track that was still narrow at that time, Eliason felt comfortable and was able to pick up some spots as he vied for a spot in the Top-Four.

Not quite making it to the transfer spot, Eliason would end his Nationals with a seventh place finish in the C Main.

“Thursday night was a struggle as we tried to figure the engine out, but I was happy with the speed we had Friday and Saturday,” Eliason said. “We missed a couple of transfers on Friday night that might have helped our position on Saturday but that is part of this race. Again, I really just have to thank Harley Van Dyke and everyone that helped us out in some way on this trip.”

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.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 34, Wins-6, Top-5’s-10, Top-10’s-18

ON TAP: Eliason hopes to return to action in one week when the King of the West Series invades the Petaluma Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Cory Eliason by following him on Twitter @Cory_Eliason.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Remembering the #7x in Style!

(Bill W) August 16, 2016 – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports team celebrated the memory of Lenard McCarl’s #7x with a great run at the 56th Knoxville Nationals last week. A podium finish on Thursday night locked TMAC into Saturday’s championship event. The Altoona, Iowa driver/promoter also pulled off one of the best Front Row Challenge events in history on August 8 making for a great week. This Sunday, he’ll be competing in the ASCS National High Roller Classic at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia.

After finishing fourth in the 360 Nationals, TMAC, his wife Lori and the rest of the TMAC Promotions team had a successful Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Passing in the feature was at a premium this year. “Oskaloosa went great,” says TMAC. “I think that’s one of the best wing races we’ve had there in a long time. Kerry Madsen was amazing to watch. Daryn (Pittman) was good up front, but it was amazing watching the battles between second and tenth. There was a lot of three-wide action.”

With his father Lenard passing away earlier this year, TMAC sported a 1973-74 version of his father’s #7x. “I was very excited to have the old #7x back,” he says. “It turned out amazing. My painter, Tony Sposato did a heck of a job. My Dad always used pearl white and candy apple blue, and he nailed it. Octane Ink did a great job on the vinyl. To put it on the podium on the qualifying night was amazing.”

Despite drawing a late ill (46th car out), he timed in 11th quick. That lined him up sixth to start his heat. “We had a great run in the heat race,” says TMAC. “I think we had a shot at running second from sixth, but we hurt a valve. After that, we had to go out and change our motor, and that kind of threw us off a bit the rest of the night.”

The team made the change outside the track and came back, starting sixth in the feature and running third. “I was happy about how we ran, especially with the change,” says TMAC. “We got by Jason (Johnson) there late in the show, and I think we were really good late. Early in the feature, I was just trying to figure the car out. We hadn’t had any time to work on it and that threw us off our routine. Maybe we could have been better, maybe not, it was a very good car. It was a fun night and good to have a good one with Price Chopper, Hiland Dairy and our regular partners.”

TMAC’s run at the Grand Annual Classic in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia last January made him eligible for the World Challenge Friday. “We went back to our other car,” he says. “It was probably a mistake. Our car was really good Thursday and we didn’t want to hurt it for Saturday. The car was horrible. We did end up eighth, but we weren’t good.”

He would start tenth in Saturday’s championship 50-lapper. “The track is always tricky on Saturday,” says TMAC. “People don’t understand that the Nationals isn’t a real advantage to the locals, because it’s a track we never see. The Outlaws don’t see it either. A lot of times it’s a ‘wet slick’. I went out to hot lap and the car didn’t feel right. I think we were twelfth quick, and I probably should have left it alone.”

Unfortunately, he would finish seventeenth at the checkers. “I took some advice from a good friend and tried a new setup, and it was horrible,” says TMAC. “We were hanging on for dear life. It was unfortunate, but it’s part of the deal. It wasn’t anyone’s fault but mine. I make all the final decisions. It was my decision to try something different and that wasn’t the time to do it. It was disappointing in the end, but looking back, to do what we did with the #7x made for a pretty great week.”

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On August 19, 2006, TMAC defeated the WoO at the Nodak Speedway in Minot, North Dakota. After dueling with Craig Dollansky and then Donny Schatz much of the way, he was able to drive a smart race that required tire conservation to win. He also was second quick, and finished second in the dash. Brooke Tatnell was second, followed by Joey Saldana, Daryn Pittman and Chad Kemenah.

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Late Race Mechanical Failure Derails Kerry Madsen at Knoxville Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing team had another impressive showing at the Knoxville Nationals. Part of a three car battle for the lead late in the feature event, a mechanical failure would knock Madsen out of the race on the 47th lap.

“It was a heartbreaker,” Kerry Madsen said. “We were so good all week, and we were fighting with Jason Johnson and Donny Schatz when something went south and knocked us out of the race on lap 47.”

Running a special 1AUS paint scheme paying homage to the Australian National Title he and his team won in January, Madsen would hit the track on Thursday night and time the Keneric Health Care/Keneric Racing/American Racing Wheels entry in fourth fastest.

With many of the top qualifiers failing to transfer through their heat races, Madsen flexed his muscle as he raced to the fourth position and moved into the Thursday night feature event.

Gridding the field from the eighth spot for the 25-lap affair, Madsen would continue to show great speed on the famous ½ mile speedway as he worked his way forward through some extremely windy conditions as a storm approached. Able to get James McFadden and Dale Blaney late in the race, Madsen would take the checkered flag in the fourth spot, which would place him third in overall Knoxville Nationals points.

Returning to the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night for the Knoxville Nationals finale, the St. Marys, NSW driver would line the 1AUS entry up in the second row for the 50-lap feature event.

As the race came to life, Madsen would run in the fourth spot in the early goings as he chased after Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman, and Jason Johnson who ran just ahead of him.

Following a caution on the 16th lap, ‘The Mad Man’ would get around Daryn Pittman and take over the third spot as he chased after the lead duo of Johnson and Schatz.

With the leaders battling ahead of him, Madsen would feel pressure from Pittman just before the mandatory stoppage but he would keep him at bay and sit in the third spot when the scheduled red flag flew.

Continuing to look strong in third, Madsen would close in on Donny Schatz as the leaders hit traffic on lap 33. Nearly making contact with Schatz battling for second, Madsen would avoid a near disaster and take over the second spot with just 12 laps left in the race. Madsen would mount a charge and erase a once large lead to under a second as the laps clicked down.

With less then 10-laps to go in the race, Donny Schatz would get back in on the battle for the top spot, as fans would come to their feet as the trio battled for the lead at the Knoxville Nationals.

On the 47th lap however, Madsen’s night would come to a disappointing end as he would slow and make the left hand turn into the infield with a mechanical failure.

“We were all gutted,” Madsen said. “We have been so close at the Nationals the last few years, and we had a great opportunity on Saturday night. Unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be. I hate it for everyone involved in this team. I have to thank my guys for working so hard and getting us a fast car, the Gavranich family for giving us the tools to be a contender, as well as all of our partners for their support to this team.”

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-71, Wins-9, Top-5’s-30, Top 10’s-45

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Ian Madsen Puts KCP Racing In Knoxville Nationals Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA- Locking into the Knoxville Nationals ‘B’ Main following both qualifying nights, Ian Madsen dug deep on Saturday as he successfully transferred into the feature event and proceeded to race his way to a ninth place finish.

“It was a great Knoxville Nationals for our team,” Madsen said. “The last couple of years we have had some bad luck during this week, so it was awesome to run well this year and get a Top-10 after coming from the B.”

Taking to the Knoxville Raceway on Wednesday night, Madsen would get things started off well as he timed the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Team Kline Electric No. 18 machine in third fastest in time trials.

With the track staying fast through Wednesday night heat races, Madsen would be unable to work his way forward from the eight starting spot, as he would finish eighth and make his way to the ‘B’ Main event.

Running second in the semi to Sammy Swindell, Madsen would move into the preliminary night feature event, though he would have his work cut out for him as he gridded the field from the 22nd starting position.

Knowing how important each position is to point total, Madsen continued to run well on the famous ½ mile as he would work his way forward during the 25-lap feature event.

Battling with Swindell every step of the way Madsen would finish 14th and watch the Thursday night program intently to see where he would end up.

Winding up 17th overall in points, Madsen would just miss out on locking into the Knoxville Nationals feature event, but was in a good spot still as he would line up on the pole for the ‘B’ main.

Running third in the B to Kyle Larson and Dale Blaney, Madsen would move into the 50-lap feature event where he would grid the field from the 12th row. In the feature, Madsen would show his patience as he slowly worked his way through the field.

Just sitting outside the Top-10 during the stop at the halfway point, Madsen continued to work his way forward. While many were watching the battle up front, the St. Marys, NSW driver was working into the Top-10.

When Doug Clark waived the checkered flag, Madsen would cap his Nationals with a run from 23rd to ninth.

“I can’t say enough about this team,” Madsen said. “To just miss out on being locked into the feature, nobody got discouraged and we handled our business and showed what we could do in the feature event.”

Madsen and company was also in action the week before during the 360 Knoxville Nationals.

Timing in 14th fastest during his qualifying night, Madsen would win his heat race and move into the qualifying night feature event.

Lining up ninth for the 20-lap feature, Madsen would move forward on this night as he would work up to the sixth spot in the rapid fire feature event. On the strength of his finish, Madsen would lock into the Saturday night ‘A’ main, as he would be 14th in points.

Taking the green flag from the seventh row in the 25-lap Championship finale, Madsen showed he had a very strong car as he wasted no time racing his way forward. Driving by some of the best in the business, Madsen would battled with Dusty Zomer and Terry McCarl in the race’s closing laps.

A big run on Zomer on the last lap would see Madsen edge him out at the start finish line to finish in the fifth spot.

“Overall it was an awesome two weeks for our team I think,” Madsen said. “We ran fifth at the 360 Nationals and backed it up with a Top-10 during the 410 Nationals. We had speed in both cars, and I am very proud of our showing.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Team Kline Electric, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, TammyHeckart.com, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Lucas Oil, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-57, Wins-7, Top-5’s- 28, Top 10’s-41

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will be back in action tonight at the Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, NE before heading to the Badlands Motor Speedway on Friday night to take part in the Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup.

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.

 

 

TK Express Rolls To Victory Lane During Knoxville Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- On the biggest stage of the season Tim Kaeding and his Lunstra Motorsports team shined. Winning the Thursday night feature event at the Knoxville Nationals, Kaeding would go on to finish 14th during the Saturday night feature event.

“It was great to have some really good speed again the Knoxville Raceway, and even better to get back into victory lane during the biggest week of the year,” Kaeding said. “We had some good runs there at the start of the year so to come back after not running there in a while and run well was awesome.”

Taking to the famed ½ mile speedway nestled in the heart of Marion County in Iowa, Kaeding would get his Knoxville Nationals off to a great start as he timed the Folkens Bros. Trucking/Dammer Trucking/Mihm Trucking No. 3K machine 13th fastest in time trials.

From the third row of his heat race, the San Jose, CA driver had his elbows up as he worked his way forward to finish in the third spot, placing him in the 25-lap feature event.

Lining up in the second row for the preliminary night feature event, TK would move into the second spot as he tracked down early leader, Dale Blaney. On the eighth lap, Kaeding would make his move as he got around Blaney out of turn four and never looked back.

Getting into lapped traffic, Kaeding would be held up at times and it would allow Blaney to close in on him, the veteran driver would continue to lead the way.

With a caution flying with 11 laps to go in the race, action would heat up behind the leader, but TK was not phased as he would go on to pick up his ninth win of the season and lock into the Knoxville Nationals feature event.

Finding himself ninth in overall event points, Kaeding would grid the field for the 50-lap feature event from the fifth row. As the feature came to life, Kaeding would run in the Top-10 during the first segment as he would battle with Chad Kemenah and Danny Lasoski for much of the first 25-laps.

Following the mandatory open red, Kaeding would drop a few spots as his adjustments did not work quite how he wanted them to. Falling back as far as 15th in the second half of the race, TK would take the checkered flag with a 14th place finish.

“We would have liked to have had a better result on Saturday night, but we were a Top-10 car for much of the race, and just faded at the end,” Kaeding added. “It was a great trip for this Lunstra Motorsports team, and I have to thank Dave and all the guys for their hard work. We have another big weekend ahead and hopefully we can continue to run well at Badlands.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Folkens Bros. Trucking, Dammer Trucking, Mihm Trucking, Yager Agriculture Supply, Matt’s Repair, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team will be back at Badlands Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night as they are set to take part in the Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-43, Wins-9, Top-5’s-29, Top-10’s-39

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Tim by following him on Twitter at @TKaedingracing, or by clicking over to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lunstra-Motorsports/127617420603580.

 

 

Saldana Finishes 10th In Knoxville Nationals B Main

PETERSEN MEDIA- Hoping for a big week at the Knoxville Nationals, a tough qualifying night would put Joey Saldana and his Roth Motorsports team in a hole for the rest of the week that would result in them finishing 10th in the Saturday night B Main.

“It was pretty disappointing to not make the show on Saturday night,” Saldana said. “We had a good start to our qualifying night, but we ended up on the short end of the stick late in the B Main on Thursday night and really had some ground to make up.”

Saldana’s Knoxville Nationals would get off to a great start on Thursday night as he would go out 56th of the 60 cars checked into the pit area and time the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments No. 83 machine in second fastest overall.

With the track still narrow in heat race action, many of the top qualifiers, including Saldana, would be unable to work their way from the fourth row of their heat race into the Top-Four and would be forced into the night’s B Main event.

Lining up on the front row of the B, Saldana would jump out to the early lead as he looked very strong out front. Leading the early laps, Saldana would keep his challengers at bay until the caution flag waived late in the race. Able to get out to a good start, Saldana would feel contact to the rear of his machine and it would result in him nearly spinning out and falling out of a transfer spot.

Coming back to run on Friday night, Saldana would again lay down a great lap in qualifications as he would time in sixth fastest before finishing third in his heat race and moving into the Friday night feature event.

Lining up in the seventh spot for the 25-lap feature event, Saldana would try to work his way into the Top-4 to earn a spot in the Knoxville Nationals feature event. With the track tough to move on, much of the Top-10 stayed the same as passing was at a premium. Battling for position, Saldana’s seventh place finish would place him in Saturday night’s B Main.

Lining up 13th, Saldana again would look to race his way into the Top-4, but would have some stiff competition to work through. Able to pick up a few spots in the early goings of the 22-lapper, Saldana would find himself in 10th, and fighting with Brooke Tatnell and Stevie Smith.

Trying to make up ground on the ½ mile, Saldana’s 2016 Knoxville Nationals would come to a close in the B Main.

“I hate it for Dennis and Teresa Roth,” Saldana said. “They have been so good to this sport for years and deserved to have their car in the feature of the biggest race of the year. I continue to thank them for this opportunity, and we will keep digging and try to win some more World of Outlaws races for them in the final few months of the season.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, Southern Pacific Farms, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Joey and the Roth Motorsports team will be in action with the World of Outlaws on Tuesday night at the Junction Motor Speedway before traveling to the Angell Park Speedway on Sunday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-69, Wins-4, Top 5’s-25, Top 10’s-51.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and stay connected with Joey by following him on Twitter @JoeySaldana.

 

 

Tough Week Takes Toll On Paul McMahan

PETERSEN MEDIA: Like much of the racing world, Paul McMahan would take to the Knoxville Raceway for the Knoxville Raceway with a heavy heart. Doing his best to put his emotions behind him, McMahan would give it his all during the Nationals though would come up short as he would finish in the C main.

“It was a trying week both emotionally and on the track,” Paul McMahan said. “We were in a good spot in our heat race during our qualifying night but a slight stumble on the start kind of hurt us and we were in the hole the rest of the week.”

Timing the MonDak Portables/Champion Oil/Ft. Union Supply and Trading No. 7 machine in 19th fastest during his qualifying run on Wednesday night, the Nashville, TN driver would line up in the third row of his heat race. Needing to finish in the top four, a slight stumble when the green lights flickered saw the leaders get away with McMahan running in the fifth spot.

Closing in on Jamie Veal in the closing laps, McMahan would be unable to get the spot and would be forced into the B Main. Lining up in the 11th spot of the B, McMahan would get going forward after a few laps.

Using the cushion, McMahan would show some speed as he worked forward to finish in the seventh spot.

Returning to the speedway on Friday night for another shot at transferring directly into the Knoxville Nationals feature event, McMahan would time in 23rd quickest before a sixth place finish in his heat race would force him into one of the twin B Main events.

Again lining up deep in the B, McMahan would find himself in the seventh row needing to work his way up into the Top-Three positions in just 12 laps to move into the feature event.

Doing all he could in a very short race, McMahan would work his way up to finish eight, which would place him in the Saturday night C Main event.

Lining up in the 10th row for the 15-lap ‘C’, McMahan would continue to work his way forward as he did all week as he worked his way toward the Top-10. Looking for more positions as the laps slicked off, McMahan would get up into the 10th spot, but would end up finishing in the 11th spot and bringing his Nationals to a close early than hoped.

“The C main was certainly not what we had hoped for, but I am proud of these guys for continuing to work hard not give up,” McMahan said. “It was a tough, long week for everyone, and I am thankful to the Rogers family for everything they continue to do.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, and Hoosier Tire for their continued support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-70, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-16.

ON TAP: Paul McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series to the Junction Motor Speedway on Tuesday night before making their first ever appearance at the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI on Sunday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS7. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

 

 

DCRP Goes all Topless on Saturday with USAC Southwest Freedom Tour Finale

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 16, 2016) – All open wheel and not a wing in sight will be the scene at Dodge City Raceway Park as the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas hosts the final of the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars’ Fourth Annual “Freedom Tour”.

And, joining in on the non-wing fun this time will be the POWRi West Midgets along with the Kansas Antique Racers (K.A.R.) Evart Isaac Tribute. Racing action is set to go green at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s action at Dodge City Raceway Park will be the fourth and final leg of the annual USAC Southwest “Freedom Tour” that kicks off Wednesday night at Lawton (OK) Speedway before moving on to Creek County Speedway near Tulsa on Thursday night and then Wichita’s 81 Speedway on Friday night.

It will be the fourth consecutive year for the non-wing Sprint Car aces of the southwest to invade Dodge City with reigning series champion R.J. Johnson the defending winner of the DCRP event. Others that have enjoyed DCRP victory lane in “Freedom Tour” competition include Mike Bonneau in 2014 and Charles Davis, Jr., and Rick Ziehl in 2013.

Past USAC Southwest champ Charles Davis, Jr., was the unofficial champion of last year’s “Freedom Tour” that offered up four different winners in as many rounds including “Chargin’ Charles”, Blake Hahn, Mike Martin and Johnson.

After taking in the Creek County and 81 Speedway rounds of last year’s tour, the POWRi West Midgets are geared up for all four nights of action this time around including Saturday’s finale at Dodge City Raceway Park.

Saturday will mark the first Midget outing at DCRP since May of 2013 when then-rising NASCAR star Kyle Larson and Tracy Hines split weekend honors.

The classic cars of the Kansas Antique Racers will round out the night with the Evart Isaac Tribute.

Tickets to Saturday’s USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” along with POWRi West vs. RMMRA Midgets and the K.A.R. Evart Isaac Tribute are just $20 for adults with children eleven and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

The complete 2016 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.

 

 

Podium Run Keeps Sodeman on Top in Lernerville Title Chase

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio (August 16, 2016) - With only two points events remaining on the 2016 Lernerville Speedway agenda, North Jackson, Ohio, native Jack Sodeman, Jr. is well on his way to securing a first-ever track championship at the Sarver, Pennsylvania, oval. Sodeman, a three-time main event winner at Lernerville Speedway in 2016, finished third during his most recent feature start on Friday night, August 12, increasing his championship margin by 28 points heading into the Friday night, August 19, program. The Lernerville Speedway point season will conclude on Friday, August 26.

“Feels good to be in the position that we are in,” Sodeman explained. “At the beginning of the year, we decided that we wouldn’t focus our time on any particular point title, but instead, race regionally as much as we could despite our work schedules. Now that we are in the position that we are in, it’s tough to ignore the chance for a championship. We’ve been having a great year. We are all pretty excited to see how things unfold.”

In addition to a championship run at Lernerville Speedway, Jack Sodeman, Jr. continues to hold down the top spot at Mercer Raceway Park, chasing a second consecutive title and a third overall. Similar to the Lernerville Speedway agenda, only two point races remain on the Mercer Raceway Park calendar, ending officially on Saturday, August 27. Sodeman owns a 121 point lead on the strength of four feature victories.

“I can’t thank my sponsors enough for their support,” Sodeman said. “I also want to thank all those who take the time to help with the car. There is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes on during the week. Preparing to get to the track is just as important as our performance on the track.”

Race fans are invited to keep up with Jack Sodeman, Jr. all across the Web. News and information will be posted regularly at www.jacksodeman.com and www.fullyinjected.com. Follow Jack Sodeman, Jr. on all of the available social networks including Twitter: www.twitter.com/Sodeman23jr.

Recent Highlights: Swept 410 sprint car competition in Western Pennsylvania on July 15/16 by winning main events at Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park. Earned most recent win on Saturday, August 6, at Mercer Raceway Park - Putzy Memorial worth $3,000.

2015 Wins: 4 2016 Wins: 7 - (3 - Lernerville Speedway) (4 - Mercer Raceway Park)

Jack Sodeman, Jr. would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Glassmere Fuel, Economy Tooling, PRS Transit, Townsend Gas & Oil, Inc., Butlerbuilt, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Triple X Race Components.

 

 

Zearfoss Inside Top-Five at Williams Grove, One All Star start, Port Royal & Susky ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (August 16, 2016) - For the seventh time in 2016, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss earned his way to a top-ten finish at Williams Grove Speedway, this time during competition on Friday night, August 12. The Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native finished fourth during his recent appearance, advancing from row four on the feature grid, fading to tenth before eventually climbing to a top-five. Included amongst his seven top-ten feature finishes at The Grove is a main event win, the first of his career, occurring on June 3.

Other recent results for Brock Zearfoss includes an 11th place performance at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night, August 13. Zearfoss made the trip south after his intended destination, Selinsgrove Speedway, was taken over by Mother Nature.

“We faded back some on Friday night, but ended up working our way back toward the front,” Zearfoss said. “We have some things really figured out with this new Maxim. We are becoming more and more comfortable, which also helps with our confidence. We’ll try to repeat this Friday night when the All Stars come to town.”

Up next on the schedule is a trio of events in Central Pennsylvania, one of which against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday night, August 19, at Williams Grove Speedway. The pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Leach’s Automotive, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Comprehensive Test and Balance, Berkebile Oil Company, No. 3Z entry will continue competition on Saturday, August 20, back at the Port Royal Speedway, followed by a visit to Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, August 21.

Zearfoss is currently fourth in the Port Royal Speedway track championship standings, 265 points out of the top spot.

“I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work,” Zearfoss said. “We still have a lot of big programs coming up on our schedule. We have the potential and the work ethic to finish up front and that is exactly what we will try to do.”

A potential plan to join the Arctic Cat All Stars at Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 18, is also in the works.

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

Recent Highlights: Earned career first 410 sprint car victory on Friday night, June 3, at Williams Grove Speedway

2016 Wins: 1 (Williams Grove Speedway)

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Leach’s Automotive, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Comprehensive Test and Balance, Berkebile Oil Company, 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, Tate and Sons Firewood, BAPS Auto Paint and Supplies


 

Chase Dietz Will Battle Arctic Cat All Stars at Williams Grove Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, PA (August 16, 2016) - After earning a recent top-ten finish for car owner Troy Godfrey on Friday, August 5, York native Chase Dietz will return to the driver seat of the familiar Godfrey Racing Engines/No. 5 this Friday night, August 19, and challenge the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for a $5,000 top prize during the 34th annual Jack Gunn Memorial. It will be the first and only visit by the All Stars in 2016, bringing along a stout field of regional travelers to compete head-to-head with the “Pennsylvania Posse.”

Dietz, a recent 410 sprint car winner in Central Pennsylvania, finished eighth during his first and only Williams Grove Speedway start for Godfrey in 2016, charging forward from row six on the main event starting grid. The 2015 North American 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year recipient will attempt to outdo his recent Williams Grove Speedway appearance by defending home dirt against the traveling All Stars, ultimately working to earn the largest payday of his career.

“Troy Godfrey gave me a great opportunity to race with the All Stars this Friday night. I’m excited to see what we can do,” Dietz explained. “This will only be our second start of the year in a 410 at The Grove, but we have a lot of laps together there as an owner/driver duo. We were fortunate enough to earn the 358 track championship last season, so we’ll attempt to use some of that knowledge when we get back there on Friday night. I think we have a lot of potential. I couldn’t be more excited to get back to Williams Grove Speedway.”

Chase Dietz will enter competition on Friday night with a recent start at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway under his belt, finishing 17th during the $5,000-to-win, National Fallen Firefighters Night In Memory of Brandon Little program in his family-owned, Haas Shocks, Start To Finish Roll Off, LLC, Godfrey Racing Engines, Embee & Sons, Gardy Enterprises, Mark’s Automotive, Pancho’s Race Products, Keizer Wheels, Beer Hill Gang, No. 2D. Despite results equaling less than expectation, Dietz learned a lot from his Lincoln Speedway visit and will apply that knowledge Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Dietz has one victory at Lincoln Speedway in 2016, occurring back on Saturday, July 16.

“Tough night for us in the family car, but we’ll adjust,” Dietz explained. “I’m fortunate enough to have a family that supports a race team for my sister and I. We understand that results may not always live up to expectation, but that won’t keep us from thinking positive. I just want to thank everyone again; all of those from the Godfrey team and my own. I wouldn’t be where I am today without their help.”

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

Recent Highlights: Earned first victory of 2016 on Saturday evening, July 16, at Lincoln Speedway

2015 Wins: 6 (4 “358” wins at Williams Grove (PA); 1 “358’ win at Susquehanna Speedway Park (PA); 1 “410” win - Lincoln Speedway - PA)

2016 Wins: 1 - Lincoln Speedway

Catch Chase Dietz on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jbwFrNrbrN8

Chase Dietz would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Haas Shocks, Start To Finish Roll Off, LLC, Godfrey Racing Engines, Embee & Sons, Gardy Enterprises, Mark’s Automotive, Pancho’s Race Products, Keizer Wheels, Beer Hill Gang and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Nolen Racing’s Coons Finishes Third

In USAC Silver Crown’s Return to Salem

SALEM, Ind., Aug. 16 — Nolen Racing’s Jerry Coons Jr. posted his second straight podium finish in USAC Silver Crown action Saturday night at Salem Speedway in the 57th running of the Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial. It was the series’ first race at that 0.555-mile, high-banked asphalt oval in 28 years.

Driving the Nolen Racing #20 Beast powered by a Tranter-prepared Chevy engine and sponsored in part by Columbus Container and KECO Coatings, Coons ran in third or fourth place throughout the 75-lap race.

After starting fourth, Coons took third for the first time on lap 13 when Jacob Wilson retired with a broken weight jacker.

Chris Windom got around him to push him back to fourth shortly before a yellow flew for Shane Cottle, who lost power and slowed to a stop in Turn 4 on lap 24.

Windom also passed Kody Swanson, so with the race one-third over the top five on lap 25 were Aaron Pierce, Windom, Swanson, Coons and David Byrne.

Swanson passed Windom for second place on lap 41 with a move to the inside in Turn 2.

At the halfway point the top five were Pierce, Swanson, Windom, Coons and Byrne.

However, on lap 61 Pierce spun between Turns 3 and 4, handing the victory to Swanson. Windom went on to finish second, with Coons third. Bobby Santos and Justin Grant rounded out the top five, and Pierce had to settle for sixth.

Coons was 1.076 seconds behind Windom and 2.729 seconds ahead of Santos at the checkered.

He set his fastest lap of the race on lap 14 with a time of 16.891 seconds, which was the fourth-fastest lap run. It was only 0.147 of a second off the fastest lap of the race, which was Pierce’s 16.744 on lap two.

Coons, a native of Tucson, Ariz. who lives in Greencastle, Ind., qualified fourth with a time of 16.566 seconds. He has only qualified outside of the top five once this year, and he’s been in the top three five times. The top seven qualifiers all broke the old track record.

Coons remains fourth in the point standings, only 18 points out of third, which is held by Grant.

The next USAC Silver Crown event is the Bettenhausen 100 coming right up this coming Saturday morning and afternoon at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. Practice is slated for 10 a.m. and ProSource qualifying is at 11:30 a.m. The main event begins at 2 p.m. Coons finished fourth in that race last year.

For more information on the Whiteland, Ind.-based team, see its Web site at NolenRacing.com. The series’ Web site is at usacracing.com. For more information on marketing partnerships, contact Restart Communications at LKMRestart@gmail.com.

 

KNOXVILLE KNOCKOUT: Gravel & Swindell Charge to Strong Finishes at Knoxville
Gravel heads west for second time while Swindell heads east to for duel

CARLISLE, PA. - August 15, 2016 - There is no race a sprint car driver wants to win more than the 5 Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals. It only comes around once a year. And each time you race in the four day extravaganza, you learn something new.

For CJB Motorsports drivers David Gravel and Sammy Swindell, the duo set out to deliver the organization their first National trophy on Saturday, August 13th. The drivers lined up for the 50 lap event around the Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway in the 11th and 12th positions.

"Our car felt pretty good," said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "The first twenty-five laps, we struggled with the fuel load on the car. It wasn't until the end of the first segment that we really got to going good. The second twenty-five laps went by really quickly. Once again, the fuel load effected the car and we got to going pretty good at the end of the second segment as well. Tenth is a personal best for me at the Nationals. You want to win it but we'll take a top-10."


"The track changes a lot during the course of the week and even that night," said Swindell, the pilot of the Big Game Treestands, GoMuddy.com #1. "We were in traffic all night so it was hard to get a firm grasp on the car. It got to be a bit exciting for awhile. During the first 25 laps, we were a little loose. During the big stop, we changed the stagger, the left rear shock and the tires. Whereas the car was down to far on the left, we were too rolled up for the second 25 laps. We're not really happy about it."

With sprint car racings biggest event in the rearview mirror, Gravel and the #5 team will now embark on the second west coast swing of the season. Up first is a stop at McCool Junction, Neb. and the Junction Motor Speedway on Tuesday, August 16th. The 'Greatest Show on Dirt' will also make a stop at Angell Park Speedway on Sunday, August 21st.

"We've been on a great run as of late," said Gravel. "We hope to continue that on into McCool Junction and into Angell Park. I know Angell Park is more of a midget track and I have seen quite a few midget races there. I am sure we'll put on a good show there and am looking forward to it."

Swindell and the #1 team will head for the east coast with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for stops at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. on Thursday, August 18th and Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. on Sunday, August 21st.

"It's been awhile since I have been to Grandview," said Swindell. "It's a tricky place. It changes throughout the night a lot. We just need to get our car to work and we'll be alright. Lebanon Valley is a very fast track and its very technical track. It's one of the few places I can actually draft at. It's hard to pass there and you gotta stay on your toes. The driver can do a lot there and I like that."

CAR #5 2016 STATS:
Events: 59
Quick Times: 4
Wins: 6
Top-5's: 35
Top-10's: 49
Heat Race Wins: 16
Dash Wins: 6
Average Time Trial: 7.5
Average A-main finish: 6.1
Total Laps Led: 224

CAR #1 2016 STATS:
Events: 41
Quick Times: 2
Wins: 2
Top-5's: 12
Top-10's: 16
Heat Race Wins: 7
Dash Wins: 0
Average Time Trial: 11.0
Average A-main finish: 10.7
Total Laps Led: 26

BOX SCORE:

CAR #5:
Started 11th and finished 10th.

CAR #1:
Started 12th and finished 18th.

UP NEXT: David Gravel and the #5 team will trek west with stops at Junction Motor Speedway on Tuesday, August 16th and Angell Park Speedway on Sunday, August 21st.

Sammy Swindell and the #1 team will head to the east coast with stops at Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 18th and Lebanon Valley Speedway on Sunday, August 21st.

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.

DRIVER GEAR:
Check out the latest Sammy Swindell apparel and merchandise by visiting Sammy's official online store as well as the R&R Racewear superstore, the webs largest collection of dirt track racing apparel and merchandise.

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 drivers David Gravel & Sammy Swindell. 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, Blackbeard Ltd., 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, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, TI22, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.


 

 

Gains At Knoxville for Croft and Rudeen Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though the results wont show it, Willie Croft and his Rudeen Racing team were able to make gains during the week at the Knoxville Nationals, and in the end, Croft was able to better his results during his second attempt at the year’s biggest race as he would finish in the C Main.

“We didn’t have the results we had hoped for, but as a driver I made some huge adjustments as the week went on, and as a team we made some big gains on our car,” Croft said. “I really have to thank everyone involved with Rudeen Racing for all of their hard work during the Knoxville Nationals.”

Taking to the Knoxville Raceway during the opening night of the Nationals, Croft would time the Kaeding Performance/Brown and Miller/Rod End Supply backed No. 26 in 28th fastest.

Finishing sixth in his heat race, Croft would move to the night’s B Main event where he would grid the field from the 16th starting spot. A semi full of heavy hitter would see Croft finish his night with a 17th place finish and quickly turn his attention to Friday night.

Sitting 70th in points after Wednesday and Thursday night, Croft took full advantage of another shot on Friday night, as he would time in 11th quickest in time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race alongside fellow Californian, Cory Eliason, Croft would get the jump and not look back. Looking good in clean air, Croft would pick up the win and move into the Friday night feature event.

Gridding the field from the seventh row for the 25-lap feature event, Croft we end up pulling into the pit area on the 20th lap, and would be credited with a 22nd place finish.

By making the Friday night feature event, Croft drastically improved on his Saturday night position, as he would line up in the fourth row of the 15-lap Knoxville Nationals C-Main event.

A stout field of cars even in the C, would see Croft battle with Jason Solwold, Paul McMahan, and Brandon Wimmer as he tried to get into a transfer spot. Finishing 12th, Croft’s Knoxville Nationals would come to a close.

“We had a goal of making the A, but we came up short,” Croft said. “Like I said, tough our results weren’t there we really got better each night, and I am thankful I was back there with this team. I have to thank everyone involved for making this Summer possible, and I was happy we could get to a bunch of tracks and pick up a win.”

Willie Croft and the Rudeen Racing team would like to thank Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller, Rod End Supply, XYZ, Firedown Graphics, and Speedmart for their support in 2016.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-21, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-5.

ON TAP: Croft will now head back to California where he will head to the Ocean Speedway on Saturday night to take on the Civil War Series during the Johnny Key Classic.

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

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Non-Winging It!

(Bill W) August 16, 2016 – Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Racing/Polaris #13 team follow up their runs at Southern Iowa Sprintweek with this weekend’s Gold Cup at Badlands Motor Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. The Grand Forks, North Dakota driver finished the Knoxville Nationals just two spots from the championship event on Saturday night. The team will be performing double duty this weekend, with the wing and without in a quest for some big cash at Badlands.

Mark and the team started at Knoxville with the Capitani Classic a week ago Sunday, and also ran the Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa last Monday (finishing 11th). “We rolled in with a new car,” he says. “We spent the Cappy Classic and Oskaloosa working the bugs out and getting everything dialed in.”

The team qualified at the Nationals last Thursday. “I felt we were decent,” says Mark. “We drew the big pill (coming out 48th) and we knew that could be a disadvantage, but Knoxville did a great job on their track prep all week long and made it so we could turn a decent lap. We salvaged 24th quick, which turned out to be a good spot.”

Mark started fourth in his heat race. “We had a good heat race, moving up one spot and finishing third,” he says. “We were really close to making that feature invert. We were one spot out of making the pole.”

Instead, he would start ninth. “We moved forward and backwards in the feature and ended up finishing ninth,” says Mark. “Overall, it was a decent night. It was enough points to lock us into Saturday’s B starting eighth. We couldn’t complain about that too much.”

Avoiding the 77-car field that had to requalify Friday was a plus. Mark was ready for Saturday’s 22-lap B main, where he would start outside row four. “The initial start, we had a really good start,” he says. “Unfortunately, that got called back for (Danny) Dietrich getting tangled up. We had a terrible start the next time. We were boxed in in the first corner. I was back to tenth.”

He would battle back and get faster as the race went on. Unfortunately, he would fall two spots short of a transfer. “About three laps in, the car just got better and better and we started moving forward as the race went on,” says Mark. “We were able to pass a car, run up to the next one, pass it and do the same. I was really hoping for a yellow at some point that never came. At the end, we were running sixth instead of fourth. I think it would have been a whole different deal if we had a yellow. I think we had a good shot at it.”

The sixth place finish in the B still paid $7,000. “For not running Knoxville on a weekly basis, we were happy,” says Mark. “We got some things figured out. We weren’t overjoyed not making the A, but we were satisfied with our results.”

The weekend’s Gold Cup at Badlands will see the winged sprinters qualify Friday, and the non-wing sprints Saturday. The main events will be Sunday, with both features paying $50,000 to win. Though Mark has been on fire at Badlands, this will be his first time running a non-wing car. “We’re extremely excited about this weekend,” he says. “This will be the first time I’ve ever run a wingless car. I’ve never even hot-lapped a car wingless. We’re going to kind of work on it over the weekend and see what happens. I’d say we’re going to ‘wing it’, but I guess we’ll ‘non-wing it’! We’ve gotten a few tips here and there. We’ll see how it goes.”

About Polaris…

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader with annual 2015 sales of $4.7 billion. Polaris fuels the passion of riders, workers, and outdoor enthusiasts with our RANGER®, RZR® and POLARIS GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; our SPORTSMAN® and POLARIS ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; VICTORY® and INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; SLINGSHOT® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, SWITCHBACK®, and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories sold under multiple recognizable brands, and has a growing presence in adjacent markets globally with products including military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. www.polaris.com

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Jimco Motorsports would like to thank Polaris, Senske & Son Transfer, Big Trucks by Jimco, Right Choice Electric, Acme Tools, Interstate Towing & Recovery, Kyllo Trucking, B/L Strong Box, Steffes, Dahlstrom Motors, GLB Transport, Tireboss, Forx Radiator, Anderson Auto Body, Gary Gruhot Farms, Willow Ridge, Rose Creek, Herberg Custom Harvesting, Great Plains Plumbing & Heating, Ironman Welding, DAV, Rendezvous Region Construction, High Mark Snowmobile Rentals, Boss Signs & Graphics and Dobmeier Bonding for all their help!

 

 

Final Full Points event for PST-Canada Series this Saturday at Brockville Ontario Speedway

(Brockville, ON) The fifth and final event for the Patriot Sprint Tour- Canadian Series will be this Saturday, August 20 at the Brockville Ontario Speedway. It will be the final full points event for the Patriot Sprint Tour- Canadian Series with Jared Zimbardi currently sitting atop of the point standings heading into Saturday.

Zimbardi’s two wins at the Ohsweken and Cornwall Speedways has earned him 590 points. Mitch Brown currently is in second with 531 points. Dylan Westbrook is third with 472 points, followed by Jason Barney (445), and Lee Ladouceur (437) completing the top five.

The other two PST-Canada Series wins belong to Jason Barney with victories at Merrittville and Brockville but an absence from the Ohsweken Event has placed him fourth in points.

The final Patriot Sprint Tour Canada event will be at the Ohsweken Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 16 & 17 being a part of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, paying $12,000 to win.

As far as this Saturday, gates will be opening up at 5 p.m. with racing slated to start 7 p.m. It will be $25.00 to enter the grandstands. All regular classes from the Brockville Ontario Speedway will also be a part of the program this coming Saturday.

Be sure to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com for more information, you can also Like us on facebook at ‘Patriot Sprint Tour’ and to follow us on twitter and Instagram @PatriotSprints.

The Patriot Sprint Tour is a traveling 360 Sprint Car Series that visits tracks in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario.

PST Canada Series

1)35- Jared Zimbardi (590) 2) 10- Mitch Brown (531) 3- 47x- Dylan Westbrook (472) 4- 87*- Jason Barney (445) 5- 51L- Lee Ladoucceur (437) 6- 91- Ryan Turner (423) 7- 01- Kyle Fraser (420) 8- 28FM- Steve Poirier (392) 9- 97- Cory Turner (351) 10- *1-10 – Jake Brown (341)

 

 

Joe Gosek to Set Oswego Speedway Milestone with Next Feature Event Start; All Eyes on $5 Admission Championship Night

OSWEGO, NY (August 16, 2016) – The next time Joe Gosek flies under the green flag of an Oswego Speedway main event, he will have started the most Speedway feature events in track history, according to long-time Speedway historian and statistician Dave Rice.

This Saturday’s $5 admission track championship special would be a fitting night to eclipse the current mark.

Earning Oswego Speedway Rookie of the Year honors in 1980, Oswego’s own ‘Double O’ Joe has been a main stay at the Speedway ever since, going on to win three International Classic titles, two Speedway track championships, and 43 career Supermodified victories.

This Saturday Gosek could add another accolade to his career listings, as his next main event start will be his 439th career green flag at the Speedway, breaking his current tie with another Speedway legend, Eddie Bellinger Jr.

Gosek and Bellinger currently sit at 438 career starts between Oswego Supermodified, ISMA Supermodified, Modified, and Midget racing divisions at the ‘Steel Palace.’

In a few weeks Gosek will look to check off yet another milestone during Budweiser International Classic Weekend as the veteran will look to qualify for his record 37th consecutive Budweiser International Classic 200.

Gosek has held the record for consecutive starts in the 200 for several years now, but his 37th start in Supermodified racing’s biggest event will officially be the most in history, as he will surpass six-time Classic champion Bentley Warren, who started 36 International Classics from 1965 to 2010.

Oswego Speedway will conclude its regular season this Saturday with a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main event as well as 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS feature presented by U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts and Bosco’s Food Market with green flag racing scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

The night will feature just $5 adult general admission with kids 16 and under admitted free with a paid adult, as the Speedway will crown two track champions.

The season’s second driver autograph session will also take place at 5:15 p.m. and fans are encouraged to wear teal to support Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, follow on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway, or like on Facebook at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Dobson Launches Website

Tasmanian-based Shaun Dobson has recently launched his brand-new website in order to increase his online presence and gain more exposure for himself and the team’s sponsors.

While Dobson is already active on social media with dedicated team pages on Facebook and Twitter, the website, www.shaundobson.com.au, will act as a central hub for fans to access up-to-date information, results, news, photos and more.

“While we already had the social media pages, we thought it was time to take the next step towards building our profile,” explained Shaun Dobson.

“The new website gives us another avenue to do that. It’s going to make it easier for fans to access current information and will also offer a new level of exposure for all of our valued sponsors.

“I’m looking forward to developing the website and growing the team’s profile and exposure in the process.”

The fully-responsive website, designed and implemented by Redline Media, will not only contain Dobson’s full season calendar, it will also feature the latest Dobson Motorsport results, as well as all breaking news stories.

Dobson Motorsport is busy preparing for the upcoming 2016-17 season, which will commence on October 1 at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway, with round 1 of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship and the Brian Healey Cup.

Dobson Motorsport would like to thank the following team 2016-17 season sponsors: Essendon Ford, Quantum Quartz, Husqvarna Motorcycles, Road & River Motorcycles, Castrol, and Cool Chassis.

To find out more about Shaun Dobson and Dobson Motorsport or to purchase team merchandise, visit their brand new website at www.shaundobson.com.au. You can also LIKE Shaun Dobson on Facebook by searching Shaun Dobson Racing or follow him on Twitter by searching @DobsonShaun.

 

 

360 SPRINTCARS

Spitzbarth Gears Up for Chariots of Thunder

With one of the biggest events on the 2016 season calendar fast approaching with the Chariots of Thunder Series, Darwin-based racer Simon Spitzbarth will be looking to deliver a strong performance on his home turf.

Having contested five shows for the 2016 season thus far, including four at his home track Darwin’s Northline Speedway, where the Chariots of Thunder Series will take place, Spitzbarth has shown solid pace throughout the events and is a proven front runner; however, he has not yet been able to capitalise to take the win.

In Northline Speedway’s season opener, Spitzbarth was the equal highest point scorer heading into the feature race; however, the night was prematurely ended due to inclement weather. A couple of weeks later, he returned to Northline Speedway to snag the last podium place in third (the first 360 car home). In total, he has managed to qualify on the front row of the feature race at three out the four race meetings this season at Northline Speedway. His most recent event at Kununurra Speedway awarded him a second-place finish behind fellow local driver Caleb Gotts.

Currently in his second season in Sprintcars, the Streamline Collision Repair Centre-backed NT # 43 Eagle pilot will be going up against some of the country’s best Open Sprintcar racers in the Chariots of Thunder Series, which will be contested over two big weekends from August 19-20 and 26-27. Spitzbarth is sure to be a likely contender in the 360s and will be aiming for consistent results throughout.

Spitzbarth would like to give special thanks to his wife, Mary-K Taylor, along with his kids River, Tyler and Lindsay, his crew, Shane, Colin, Josh and John, as well as his mentor Allan Barlee for all of his amazing support and also Alan Spooner.

Spitzbarth would also like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support: Streamline Collision Repair Centre, Blumax NT Building Systems, Atlantic Oils, Nakita Pollock Photography, and SIDS and Kids Australia.

To find out more about Spitzbarth and his team, LIKE him on Facebook by searching Blumax Motorsport # 43.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

DC Motorsport Announce Major Sponsor

Following on from a successful introduction last season, Penrith-based 410 Sprintcar team DC Motorsport is excited to announce Eagle Silicone Ignition Leads as their major sponsor for the 2016-17 season.

The team’s driver, Darryl Campbell, who races predominantly at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway, couldn’t be more pleased about the partnership and believes it will lead to a strong 2016-17 season campaign.

“We’re extremely excited to join forces Eagle Silicone Ignition Leads,” expressed Campbell.

“They’re also based in Penrith, so it’s fantastic that to see a local business supporting a local team. Eagle is renowned throughout the Australian motorsport scene for their huge range of great products.”

100% Australian owned, Eagle Silicone Ignition Leads is the largest privately-owned ignition lead company in the country. Established in 1984 (formerly Weston Wire Co), they stock a large range of premium ignition leads to suit any race car. They are the official team suppliers to a number of larger Australian motorsport teams, such as Red Bull Racing Australia in V8 Supercars, and also offer Lead Separators, Chrome Exhausts and VoltMax Battery Cables.

Robert Dane, owner of Eagle Silicone Ignition Leads, is equally pleased about the new partnership with DC Motorsport.

“Darryl is an absolute professional,” commented Dane.

“His car, team and transporter are always immaculately presented, so we know that our brand will be represented well.

“We’re extremely happy to be supporting a local driver and we believe this partnership is going to be mutually beneficial for the both of us.”

In readiness for the 2016-17 season, Campbell has recently purchased a pair of brand-new COOL Chassis, which are powered by 410ci Chrysler and Mopar engines that have been freshened up by Adrian Maher at Hi-Tech Dynamic Engine Balancing.

To find out more about Eagle Products, visit their website at www.eagleproducts.com.au or follow them on Facebook or Twitter by searching Eagle Products.

To find out more about Campbell and the DC Motorsport team, visit www.dc28.com.au or LIKE them on Facebook by searching DC Motorsport N28.

 

 

Herrera Excited for Return to ASCS National Action After Rough Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 15, 2016) - Johnny Herrera is happy to return to 360ci sprint car competition this weekend after a frustrating outing during the 56th annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals.

Herrera will compete this Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., and Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., for the High Roller Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"That's where we make our bread and butter," he said. "We've got to try to get that championship so we'll get back to that and try to make that better."

Herrera is fresh off the sport's biggest event, which was hosted by Knoxville Raceway last weekend. He kicked off the Knoxville Nationals preliminary action last Wednesday by qualifying 39th quickest. Herrera then placed second in a heat race to lock into the 19th starting position for the main event.

"Dirty air is really big," he said. "I started in the front in the heat and it wasn't so bad because I was in clean air. I started in the back of the feature and the first four or five laps I was like, 'What happened to this race car?'"

Herrera ended 23rd in the feature. He returned to the half-mile oval on Friday for another opportunity. Herrera timed in 29th quickest in his group before advancing from 10th to eighth place in a heat race and from 20th to 11th in a B Main.

"I thought I had a really good race car as far as the best balance I've felt here (in the B Main)," he said. "On Saturday my balance went away and I was no good with my race car."

Herrera wrapped up the event by finishing 10th in the D Main on Saturday.

"I was tight, balled up," he said. "I was just too tight. The dirty air is twice as bad in the 410 and really bad here. It was a big learning week for me as far as getting the car to roll around here good. I've won a lot of races here, but you wouldn't know it by the way we ran. It's just a different place to race."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 39; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 23 (19).

Aug. 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 29; Heat race: 8 (10); B Main: 11 (20).

Aug. 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - D Main: 10 (5).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 4 wins, 21 top fives, 24 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., and Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., for the High Roller Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

Herrera has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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.

"I highly recommend everyone to use ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems," Herrera said. "Not only are they extremely safe, but also are very comfortable."

Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Competition Suspension Inc., Mesilla Valley Transportation, Champion Brands, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products and Heidbreder Foundation Services for their continued support.

 

 

Tyler Wolf Memorial Brings Out the Stars of Sprint Car Racing

Chico, CA (August 15, 2016)…The image of Tyler Wolf standing in victory lane holding the 6ft. tall Pepsi Night trophy on August 24, 2012 is something that I will never forget. His beaming smile, the sparkle in his eyes and the humbleness he showed after winning that race will stay with me forever. No one could have predicted that just two months later he would succumb to injuries sustained during a sprint car crash at Calistoga Speedway. Wolf, just 20 years old at the time, was gone.

In 2011, Wolf became the youngest 410 sprint car champion in the history of the speedway at just 19 years old. During his career Wolf amassed three main event wins at Chico and numerous fast time awards. The night he won his final main event, the Pepsi trophy, still resides at the Wolf residence. His name will be the last one ever printed on that perpetual trophy.

Once the racing community was able to grieve and begin the process of moving on, the thought of naming a point race after Tyler became a must. While the first memorial race started in 2013, no one could have predicted it would turn into what it has become. With help of family and racing friends, this year’s version of the Wolf Memorial will feature extra lap money, at least a $600 bonus for fast time and numerous contingency prizes. There will be a follow up release focusing on the sponsors of the event and the sprint car incentives.

What we do know is this, Friday nights race will feature talented sprint car drivers vying for the perpetual Wolf Trophy and the extra money. Los Angeles driver Tyler Walker will look to repeat the Wolf night win for car owner Clyde and Mariam Lamar #3c. Walker won the most recent 410 sprint car race at Silver Dollar Speedway. A week later he won the sprint car main event at Marysville Raceway. Challenging Walker for the win this Friday night is Paradise driver Kyle Hirst. The local resident has a knack for winning big races at Chico. This season he has already won the Dave Bradway Jr. and David Tarter Memorial at Chico.

The sprint car championship has still not been decided. Five-time track champion Sean Becker holds a 14-point edge over two-time track champion Andy Forsberg. At this point, Forsberg needs to win every time the #92 hits the track. The 410 sprint car rookie of the year battle is tightening. Kalib Henry holds a five point edge over Seth Nunes. Both drivers have been a welcomed addition to the speedway this year. Mason Moore, Michael Ing, Chase Majdic and Keith Bloom Jr. should all have a chance to win the Wolf Memorial. Jake Morgan and Kenny Allen are other young drivers who have a shot to win it all.

Friday night general admission is $14.00 for adults, $11.00 for seniors and juniors. Children ages 6 – 11 are $6.00 while kids five and under are free. Pit gate opens at 4 PM with the front gate opening at 6 PM. Winged sprint car qualifying is scheduled for 6:30 PM.

The economy sprints will wrap up their season long championship this Friday night. Mike Ficklin has scored two main event wins in route to a three-point edge over Wyatt Brown. Brown is fresh off an impressive win at Marysville Raceway this past Saturday night. Mike Sayre is only nine points behind Ficklin for the lead. These three cars are set to battle it out for the championship.

Ryan McDaniel holds a narrow five point lead over Ken Micheli in the Limited Late Model standings. As with economy sprints, this Friday is the final point race of the year for this division. McDaniel has two wins while Matt Micheli has won the other two events. If McDaniel wins, it will be his fourth consecutive championship in the limited late models and give him eight overall for his career at his home track.

The street stocks and hobby stocks will join the Wolf Memorial event. Both divisions will also return next Friday for Championship night. Brian Compton holds a huge lead over James West in the hobby stock battle. The street stock division is as close as it can get. Shawn Smith leads by just five points over Brent Lawrence and Phillip Shelby. Lawrence and Shelby are tied for second. Brent Hall, Gary Newman and Mike Slightom along with Phil Marino add top notch driving skills that bolster this talented division.

For more information please visit http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com/


 

 

Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski Facing World of Outlaws and ASCS National Races

Inside Line Promotions - LINCOLN, Neb. (Aug. 15, 2016) - Mark Burch Motorsports has a pair of big events on tap this week.

The team will head to Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on Tuesday for a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race before invading Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., on Sunday for the High Roller Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"I'm excited to build on our momentum from the 360 Knoxville Nationals with a couple of races this week," said Danny Lasoski, who has driven the team to three top-five finishes and six top 10s in six races this season.

The team placed ninth at Junction Motor Speedway during last year's World of Outlaws event following a fourth-place result in 2014 during 360ci competition.

The week will conclude with a $15,000-to-win race at the famed half-mile oval on the fairgrounds in Sedalia, where Lasoski scored a runner-up result in July.

"Mark has built a great program and our goal for this week is to win both races," he said. "I know we are more than capable of accomplishing that feat thanks to the hard work of Mark and the guys."

Additionally, Mark Burch Motorsports will have unique Team Jack Foundation t-shirts for sale at both races. All sales of the apparel will go to the Team Jack Foundation.

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., for the High Roller Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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 - Engler Machine & Tool, Inc.

Established in 1980, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., builds fuel injection systems, custom made pulling chassis, gears, shafts, specialty CNC products, racing engines and some custom machining. For more information, visit http://www.EnglerMachine.com.

"We really want to thank everyone at Tim Engler's shop for all of their R&D work," Burch said. "Their new stuff is really, really good and not just in 360s. Tim's injectors have been seeing their share of checkered flags with the World of Outlaws as well as winning the 410 and 360 Knoxville Nationals."

Mark Burch Motorsports would also like to thank Wolfweld Chassis, AFCO Gas Shocks by Speedway Motors, King Racing Products, Hot Dot Inc., Weld Wheels, Speedway Motors, Speedway Shock Service, Huggins Cams, Total Seal Piston Rings, Schoenfeld Headers, Joe Gibbs Driven Race Oil, Gessford Machine, Dyer's Top Rods, 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, Harris Decals, Lincoln Auto Auction and the Team Jack Foundation for their continued support.

 

 

Danny Dietrich Earns Knoxville B-Main Start, Four Races in Four Days On Deck!

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA. (August 15, 2016) - “Double-D” Danny Dietrich represented the “Pennsylvania Posse” fans well during the 56th running of the Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa, qualifying for Saturday night’s B-main after finishing 12th during preliminary competition on Wednesday evening, August 10. Unfortunately for Dietrich, the potential to qualify for Saturday night’s $150,000-to-win main event for a second consecutive year ended quickly, the consequence of contact with another competitor during the initial B-main start, ultimately resulting in a broken front axle. Dietrich would be scored 24th.

“Not a bad week. I was ‘OK’ for the most part. We had a few things not go our way, but that’s how racing goes at times,” Dietrich explained. “We needed to put ourselves in a better position after qualifying during our preliminary night. Timing 22nd-quick doesn’t do a lot for you in terms of points. Those two laps really set the tone for the entire week. Luckily for me, I have a great team who stayed focused the entire time we were out there. Qualifying for the B-main is a little short compared to where we were last year, but regardless, we’ll take what we learned, stay proud of what we accomplished, and move on. I just want to send out a special shoutout to our fans who traveled out to Knoxville to cheer us on. Feels good to have support like we do. We certainly appreciate it.”

In addition to a Knoxville Nationals B-main start, bettering the majority of the 107 competitors on track during the course of the weekend, Danny Dietrich also finished fourth during the Speed Sport World Challenge on Friday night, August 12.

With little time to waste, Danny Dietrich will continue his 2016 campaign with four upcoming events stretching from Thursday, August 18, to Sunday, August 21, all of which at four different Central Pennsylvania facilities. The pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Hickory Run Orchards, Weikert’s Livestock, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, No. 48 entry will follow the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the first three days of his four-race weekend, visiting Grandview Speedway on Thursday, Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, and Lincoln Speedway on Saturday. Dietrich is certainly no stranger to Arctic Cat All Star competition in the state of Pennsylvania, winning at the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove earlier this season. All three events during the upcoming weekend will award a $5,000 top prize.

Dietrich will complete his weekend travels on Sunday, August 21, by participating in Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops event at Susquehanna Speedway near York Haven, also awarding $5,000.

“We have an opportunity to make a lot of noise this weekend,” Dietrich said. “With bigger purse money on the line for four consecutive days, it’s hard not to get excited. My team does a great job preparing us for a long stretch of races like this. It's my job to capitalize and put us in a position where we can win races. We’re excited to get started. We like to stay busy.”

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 networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/

Recent Highlights: Earned two victories during PA Sprint Speedweek (Mitch Smith Memorial and Selinsgrove Speedway Finale), as well as the overall PA Sprint Speedweek championship.

2015 Wins: 16

2016 Wins: 5 (Lincoln Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway)

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Hickory Run Orchards, Weikert’s Livestock, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard

 

 

Brent Marks Earns Top-Ten During Knoxville Nationals Prelim, Loaded Weekend Ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, PA (August 15, 2016) - Central Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks returned home to Myerstown on Sunday afternoon with four major events logged during the last two weekends, visiting areas of Missouri and Iowa between August 5 and August 13. The “Myerstown Missile” recorded two top-ten performances during his travels across the Mississippi River, each during action at the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

“We had a great trip. A few of the results weren’t what we were looking for, but we made up for it with a few top-ten runs,” Marks explained. “I can’t thank my team enough for their help the last two weeks. It is definitely not easy to travel like that. The heat was brutal most of the trip, but they stayed focused and kept working hard. I can’t thank my supporters and sponsors enough for their dedication, as well. If it wasn’t for them, the trip wouldn’t have happened. We’re proud to represent everyone on the car at the highest level possible.”

Brent Marks earned his first top-ten finish of the last ten days during the annual Capitani Classic at the Knoxville Raceway on Sunday, August 7, finishing fifth during feature competition after starting ninth. His second top-ten feature finish of the near-two week journey occurred during Knoxville Nationals preliminary competition on Thursday night, August 11. The sixth place performance was solid enough to lock Marks into the Saturday night B-main where he would finish 11th, just six spots shy of an A-main transfer position, still bettering most of the 107 cars entered during the course of the Nationals weekend.

Other results during his ten day road trip include finishing 20th against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series during the Ironman 55 in Pevely, Missouri, as well as 18th during the National Sprint League sanctioned Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa; each officially scored as “DNF.”

Up next on the schedule is a four-pack of programs in Central Pennsylvania, including three with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Marks will join the Arctic Cat All Stars on Thursday through Saturday, August 18-20, at Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, and Lincoln Speedway, all before capping off a busy weekend stretch at the Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, August 21. All four programs will award a $5,000 top prize. Marks will enter the weekend with two victories on the season, one at Port Royal Speedway and one at the Trail-Way Speedway.

“We have a lot to prepare for with a short time to do it, but that is what we live for,” Marks said. “It should be an exciting weekend for us as a team. We have some momentum behind us from the last two weekends. I want to use that to our advantage and get the ‘19M’ up front.”

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 networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

Recent Highlights: Earned second victory of 2016 on Sunday evening, July 10, at Trail-Way Speedway near Hanover, Pennsylvania.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 2 (Port Royal Speedway, Trail-Way Speedway)

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, Wolfrun Landscapes, Roadrunner Race Fuels, Maxim Racing, Penske Racing Shocks, DMI Racing Products, Vahlco Racing Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration, Rider Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited, TiLUBE, Smith Precision Products

 

 

Eastbound and Down: T.J. Michael Preps for Four New Tracks in Four Days

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (August 15, 2016) - Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions rookie contender T.J. Michael will continue his campaign with “America’s Series” this Thursday through Sunday, August 18-21, with visits to four different facilities in four days, circling areas of Central Pennsylvania before capping off the long weekend in Upstate New York. All four facilities will be new to the Plano, Texas, native, increasing his new track total to 20 on the season.

“We didn’t end up racing at Knoxville, or the weekend before that, so we’ve been hanging out the last two weeks. We’re definitely anxious to get back to the track,” Michael explained. “One of the main reasons we decided to jump on the All Star deal this season was to gain experience on new surfaces and visit new tracks; that is exactly what we’ve been doing. I enjoy the travel and I enjoy gaining the experience. It’s been a huge benefit to our race program which is obviously exciting. We are up against some stout local competition this weekend so we’ll do our best to work our way into the show and finish respectively.”

The “Texas Traveler” will join his fellow Arctic Cat All Stars in “Posse Country” during the first three stops on the upcoming weekend schedule, visiting Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, and the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway on Thursday through Saturday. The four-race campaign will conclude on Sunday night, August 21, at the Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York. The New York visit will award $7,000 to the main event winner, also guaranteeing $1,000-to-start.

T.J. Michael, pilot of the Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Race Cars, MJ Webb Enterprises, No. 8M, is currently seventh in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions standings, earning four top-ten finishes and 26 main event starts.

“I can’t thank my family, team, and sponsors enough for their dedication and support,” Michael said. “To race a full-time schedule like this has been an awesome experience. I owe it all to those names on the car.”

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 networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8

Recent 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.

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio)

2016 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, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Race Cars, MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Oswego Title Contenders: Otto Sitterly Trails in Search of Record Eighth Supermodified Championship

OSWEGO, NY (August 15, 2016) – One of the Novelis Supermodified contenders aiming at the 2016 Oswego Speedway track championship as a part of this Saturday’s $5 admission track championship special presented by Bosco’s Food Market and U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts is seven-time Speedway champion Otto Sitterly of Canajoharie, NY.

Despite scoring eight top five finishes in ten starts this season, Sitterly has yet to find Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory lane this year, the first time since 2007 that the winner of 37 Supermodified main events at Oswego has gone this long without a win in one season.

Two different main event crashes this season have slowed Sitterly’s usual assault on the competition.

After claiming his seventh title in 2014, Sitterly has been on the hunt for Supermodified title number eight, which would break his current championship tie with legends Jim Shampine and Bentley Warren.

Only the Speedway’s grand champion, Nolan Swift, has won more track titles than Shampine, Warren, and Sitterly – as the Old Grey Fox won eight championships between Modified and Supermodified competition at the ‘Steel Palace.’

With a 31-point deficit to current point leader Dave Gruel, Sitterly will have his work cut out for him in his bid for title eight. But, with a maximum of 115 points available between heat and feature action, the 31-point difference can quickly be erased and Sitterly is just the driver to make it happen.

Since his first title in 2006, Sitterly has not finished worse than fifth in the Novelis Supermodified driver’s championship, a streak that he hopes will continue in 2016 as fellow combatants Jeff Abold, Pat Lavery, and Dave Danzer sit behind the driver of the Nicotra Racing No. 7.

Saturday’s action at Oswego Speedway will feature a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main event as well as 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS feature presented by U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts and Bosco’s Food Market with green flag racing scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

The season’s second driver autograph session will also take place at 5:15 p.m. and fans are encouraged to wear teal to support Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

Adult general admission will be set at only $5 for the evening with kids 16 and under 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.

 

 

USAC Southwest Sprints, Midgets and TOMS Highlight Big Two Nights in Lawton!

Lawton, Oklahoma – August 15, 2016 - It will be busy week for the famed red-clay quarter mile oval of Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma this week as the track will host two big events that will satisfy even the pickiest of race fan.

Action begins this Wednesday night (August 17) as the fourth annual “Freedom Tour” featuring the USAC Southwest Sprint Car non-wing series will make the trip up from their home base of Arizona in an event that will be the first of four for the tour. They will also be joined by the POWERi West Midgets

Some of the top non-wing 360-ci sprint car drivers will be in competition, including touring regulars R.J. Johnson, Charles Davis, Jr., Joshua Hodges, Dennis Gile, Ty Mihocko, Shon Deskins, Mike Martin and Shannon McQueen.

They will do battle against track regulars Kyle Ezell, Shawn Bloomquist, Koby Barksdale as well as Oklahoma drivers Danny Smith, Kevin Risley, Ryan Padgett, Casey Wills, Kyle Clark, David Stephenson and various others.

The POWERi West Midgets are led by current point leader Grady Chandler, who holds a 20-point lead over Steven Shebester. Touring regulars expected include Blake Edwards, Jason McDougal, Kade Morton, Hunter Fischer, Michelle Decker, Matt Sherrill, Ty Hulsey and Andrew Deal.

Grandstand adult general admission is just $15; Students and seniors 60 years and older $10, Kids six and under $2.

All pit passes are $35. Gates open at 6:00 PM and race action slated for an 8:30 PM start time.

Then on Saturday night the popular Texas Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS) will make their second appearance of the season and final appearance of the season. When the tour last made the trip to Lawton back on July 16th it was Triston Dycus outdueling Phillip Houston to win the twenty-five lap main event.

Touring regulars include Dycus, Josh Landers, Clyde Dunn, Jr., Wesley Veal, Sam Cox, Chad Ewell, Colby Smith, Shawn Gammage, Troy Taylor and Mike Dillard.

Current point leader Stanley Reed, Jr. will lead the local track regulars in hopes for an upset over their touring counterparts. Also expected to defend the “home turf” are James Reed, C.A. Nix, Lucas Steele, Travis Bragg, Thomas Nunley, Randy Golden, Jayman Gregory, Jason Hilliard, Kelly King, Shawn Johnson and Chris Cary.

Also running Saturday night will be the tracks championship sprint, limited modified and wingless limited sprints.

Grandstand adult general admission is just $15; Students and seniors 60 years and older $10, Kids six and under $2.

All pit passes are $30. Gates open at 6:00 PM and race action slated for an 8:30 PM start time. Lawton Speedway is located one and a half miles south of Lee Blvd. on Sheridan Road. For more race information call (580) 355-6417, check out their official website www.lawtonspeedway.com and their facebook page Lawton Speedway.

 

 

Sprint Series of Oklahoma Finally Take to the Track Friday Night!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – August 15, 2016 - After a two-month hiatus it is back to racing action this coming Friday night for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car Series as the tour will make their fourth appearance of the season at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Current series point leader Andy Shouse of Mustang, Oklahoma holds a 31-point lead over Joe Wood, Jr. Shouse also has the point lead in the national IMCA EMI Racesaver Sprint Car point standings.

Touring regulars throughout the top fifteen in the standings expect to the Southern Oklahoma speed plant include Texan Brandon Long, Shayla Waddell, Chris Kelly, Jerry Jumper, Gary Kelley, Sterling Hoff, Gary Owens, Loyd Clevenger and Cody Whitworth.

Flower Mound, Texas driver Michelle Melton, who picked up the victory at SOS back on May 20th, is also expected to compete as well as Justin Melton, Brandon Jennings, Alison Slaton, Blake Scott, Chad Koch, Sterling Hoff, Blake Dacus, Kaden Taylor, Chuck Bellefeuille, Justin Fisk and more. Over thirty drivers are expected to compete in the ninth race of the 2016 race season.

John Carney, II of Lubbock, Texas leads the series in victories thus far this season with three. Other feature winners include: Long, Jake Martens, Melton, Chad Wilson and Wood, Jr. In the past six races, six different drivers have reached victory lane.

Also competing will be the wingless sprints of Oklahoma and mini stocks.

Gates open at 5:00 PM with race time slated for a 7:30 PM start time. Grandstand admission is just $12 for adults ages 12 and up; kids ages 6-11 $10; all pit passes $30.

Southern Oklahoma Speedway is located off of I-35 to exit 29, east on Hwy 70 approximately 0.7 mile then two miles south on Hwy 77. For more race information check out the tracks official website www.southernoklahomaspeedway.com; their official facebook page Southern Oklahoma Speedway or call (405) 816-4314.

This is the inaugural season for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Series which has a thirteen race schedule consisting of five different tracks throughout the state of Oklahoma and North Texas. For more information on the SSO check out their official facebook page Sprint Series of Oklahoma or call competition director Jim Messmer (405) 417-2202.

Officials with the SSO would like to thank the following series partners for their involvement for this inaugural 2016 race season: Hoosier Racing Tires, Triple XXX Race Components, Smiley’s Racing Products, Bishop Racing Components, Martens Machine Shop, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Outlaw Wings, FSR Radiators and Messmer Racing.

 

 

Sides Moving on Following Frustrating Performance During Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 15, 2016) - Jason Sides is ready to put the 56th annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals behind him.

Last weekend's marquee sprint car event didn't go well for Sides, who was just a tick off throughout the event at Knoxville Raceway.

"Just move on to the next week," he said. "It all starts with qualifying. The heat races didn't have much passing. There were a lot of good cars in the B Main and C Main. We got a little better in the B Main, but just came up a couple of spots short."

Sides timed in 17th quickest during qualifying to open his preliminary night last Wednesday. He then placed seventh in a heat race before advancing from 10th to sixth in the B Main to miss transferring into the main event by only two spots.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Friday and qualified 16th quickest before ending sixth in a heat race and fifth in a B Main.

The night concluded with the World Challenge, which Sides started on the outside of the front row. The winner of the race earned a provisional into Saturday's main event.

Sides led the first lap before Kraig Kinser took the lead on Lap 2. Sides regained the lead on the favored bottom groove a couple of laps later, but a caution came out before a lap was completed. Kinser retained the top spot and didn't leave the bottom for the remainder of the race.

"We got too committed to the top and got the tires heated up," Sides said. "I just overworked it trying to run Kraig down. It was one of those opportunities to get back in there, but it just didn't pan out for us."

Sides ended sixth. It marked his 25th top 10 of the season.

The event ended on Saturday with Sides advancing from 12th to ninth in the C Main.

He is slated to return to action this Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 6 (10).

Aug. 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 5 (7); World Challenge: 6 (2).

Aug. 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 9 (12).

SEASON STATS -

65 races, 2 wins, 5 top fives, 25 top 10s, 40 top 15s, 54 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., 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

LIVE AUDIO -

Keep up with Sides Motorsports via free, live audio from DIRTVision at every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event throughout the season. Select events also include live Pay-Per-View video. For more information, click http://www.DIRTVision.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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 last year 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., King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, VRP Shocks, BR Motorsports, FSR Radiators, Dancer Logistics, Inc., Jim Schuhknecht, East Coast Logistics, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Scelzi Set for Wisconsin Tripleheader This Weekend at Wilmot and Angell Park

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2016) - Dominic Scelzi has one more weekend in the Upper Midwest before he starts his journey back to California.

Scelzi will race his Roth Motorsports backed, family owned sprint car this Friday and Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., and Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., with the IRA Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"I think throughout the whole trip this summer we've had our fair share of ups and downs," he said. "We've definitely learned a lot. Going to two new tracks will be a good way to start our way back home.

"I've seen a lot of video from Wilmot. It looks like an extremely racy track. And I'm excited to race at Angell Park as well. It'll be a lot of fun to race with the IRA Series as well as the World of Outlaws."

After this weekend's tripleheader Scelzi will head to North Dakota, Washington and Oregon with the World of Outlaws before the series makes its final visit to his home state of California next month.

"I really enjoy racing back here and I've learned so much," he said. "I wish it wasn't over. I hope next year I can come back to Ohio, Knoxville and all these places out here. It's been great for me to learn all these tracks and race with the great drivers. Hopefully we can end the trip with some strong performances."

SEASON STATS -

50 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 12 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., and Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., with the IRA Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Scelzi Enterprises

In 1979, brothers Mike, James and Gary Scelzi began manufacturing their line of flatbeds out of their company's 4,500-square-foot facility in Fresno, Calif. They added truck service bodies and crane bodies to their line in 1990. Today, Scelzi Enterprises is the Valley's largest manufacturer and supplier of truck bodies and parts. The operation includes 16 acres with more than 200,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities in Fresno alone. Scelzi Enterprises creates custom truck bodies for a wide range of customers, from single vehicles for individuals to entire fleets for some of California's largest companies and utilities. For more information, visit http://www.SEInc.com.

"Scelzi Enterprises has been around long before my brother and I," Scelzi said. "My dad and uncles have been involved in racing for years. They owned a sand dragster when my dad was young and started racing, and my uncle owned a very famous hard top years ago with many famous California drivers behind the wheel, including the one and only Al Pombo."

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

 

 

Kulhanek Takes Many Lessons From Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 15, 2016) - Ray Allen Kulhanek can't wait to return to the Knoxville Nationals next year after spending this year's 56th edition of the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals learning.

"It's tough to come out here and not get to race 410s very often and to come run Knoxville," he said. "I'm disappointed. I had a goal to at least be in the C Main and I didn't reach that goal. Coming to a place like here you definitely learn the rights and wrongs of everything. These guys will make you eat dirt."

The event began on the wrong foot for Kulhanek, who was forced to borrow an engine to compete after he damaged his 410ci engine during the last outing.

"I want to thank Aaron Reutzel for loaning me a motor, Bruce Griffith for his help and our partners for the support to tackle this event," he said. "Also, a big thanks to everyone who participated in the GoFundMe deal for our team to help offset our costs."

Kulhanek kicked off the weekend on Thursday by qualifying 51st quickest, which was one spot out of making the heat races and sent him to the C Main.

"I was a little more comfortable coming into this deal with my engine," he said. "That threw us off on the gear for qualifying night. We didn't follow the track very well when it was time to start taking gear out of it. Things like that I learned and it made me open my eyes to a few other things that take place back home that now you're questioning."

Kulhanek scratched from the remainder of the night and he returned to the half-mile oval on Friday, when he qualified 30th quickest in his group and placed ninth in a heat race before scoring a third-place result in the C Main. That earned a transfer into the B Main, where Kulhanek advanced from 22 nd to 19th.

That lined him up 20th in the D Main during Saturday's finale.

"Nothing really went in the right direction," he said after placing 16th. "It was a steady struggle. We kept digging and digging to make the best. I learned a lot that I get to take back home and I'm a lot more prepared to come back and do this next year."

Kulhanek will return to 360ci competition this weekend when he is set to race on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 51; C Main: DNS (-).

Aug. 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 30; Heat race: 9 (10); C Main: 3 (2); B Main: 19 (22).

Aug. 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - D Main: 16 (20).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 3 wins, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kulhanek_Ray

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

APPAREL -

Kulhanek will have apparel available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com.

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 are definitely the safest seats on the market," Kulhanek said. "I've had a couple of bad crashes and I definitely didn't move because the seat did its job."

Kulhanek would also like to thank Texas Rotating Equipment, Big Bass Tour, Alcon Construction, GoPro, Griffith Truck & Equipment, J&J Auto Racing, Miller's RV Park, ASI Racing Engines, Frazier & Son, Smiley's Racing Products, 41 Shocks, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, Penske Racing Shocks, C4 Graphics, Simpson Race Products and Marvin and Peggy Pearson for their support.

 

 

DeCaires Fifth at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Back to work at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Greg DeCaires would work his way forward to finish in the fifth spot during the annual Kid’s Night celebration at the famed foothill facility.

With 17 cars on hand for the Placerville Posse Challenge finale, DeCaires would time the Dale Miller Motorsports entry in ninth fastest during qualifications. Lining up at the back of his heat race, the Elk Grove, CA driver would work his way forward to finish in the fifth spot on a lightening quick speedway.

Missing out on the feature event redraw, DeCaires would grid the field from the fifth row aboard his Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Thompson’s Auto Center/RedHawk Casino entry for the 25-lap A Main event. With the track fast on this night, DeCaires would work around the high-banked speedway slowly working his way forward.

Running comfortably in the Top-10 during the duration of the night, DeCaires would battle young drivers, Michael Kofoid and Logan Seavey as he worked his NAAKE Suspension/A.R.T. Speed Equipment/King Racing Products machine forward. A late restart would play into the 2015 Track Champion’s favor as he would use it to work his way into the Top-Five.

Chasing after Jake Morgan and Mason Moore during the race’s closing laps, DeCaires would close Kid’s night out with his 11th Top-Five finish of the 2016 season at the Placerville Speedway.

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, BR Motorsports, Gary Morgan Graphics, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Smith Precision Products, MotoWear, Frank’s Auto Body Shop, and Wesmar Racing Engines for their support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 15, Wins- 1, Top-5’s-11, Top-10’s-14

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will again be in action at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

 

 

Johnson Satisfied Following Knoxville Nationals Debut

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 15, 2016) - Chase Johnson is pleased following his first career Knoxville Nationals.

Johnson gained valuable laps while driving for Shawn and Cyndi Thomas during the 56th annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway last weekend.

"I think we did really well," he said. "We were shooting to make it into the C Main, but you can't have too many expectations walking in here with me not having any laps in a 410 here as well as Shawn and Cyndi not having any laps here. I think we did well. It's just a crazy experience. It's really cool being a part of this event."

The action began on Wednesday with Johnson qualifying 29th quickest. He then placed seventh in a heat race, which relegated him toward the back of the B Main. Johnson ended 18th in the consolation race.

Results were similar on Friday when he timed in 27th quickest in his group, scored a seventh-place result in a heat race and finished 18 th in a B Main.

That lined the team up on the outside of the ninth row in the D Main on Saturday.

"We fine tuned and fine tuned and fine tuned," he said. "I think we found a really good spot, but we were behind the eight ball because of how important qualifying is here. A little tick off here is big because everyone is so good and the competition is so close."

Johnson gained a few positions in the D Main to close the trip with a 14th-place result.

"It's just a completely different world out here," he said. "It's really cool to be a part of this event and I look forward to coming back. I want to thank Shawn and Cyndi for the opportunity and the crew for their hard work."

Johnson will return to action with the Thomas Family on Aug. 27 at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 29; Heat race: 7 (3); B Main: 18 (17).

Aug. 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 7 (9); B Main: 18 (18).

Aug. 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - D Main: 14 (18).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 13 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 27 at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

Johnson has 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 - Johnny Franklin's Mufflers

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

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

Johnson would also like to thank Newman Freeman Racing, PitStopUSA.com, Shifty Illusions, Napa Auto Parts, Flowmaster, Don's Truck Repair, VSR, Oroville Cycle, I-Wear Graphix, Driven Raceway, Nor-Cal Transmission and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Van Dam Gets Flat Tire While Leading Main Event at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (Aug. 15, 2016) - Henry Van Dam was on pace to garner another feature win last Saturday at Skagit Speedway before bad luck appeared.

Van Dam kicked off the night by qualifying fourth quickest. He then advanced from third to second place in a heat race to make the feature inversion.

"In qualifying we were decent," he said. "The track was starting to get a little chunky. We were a little snug so we killed a little bit of our time. It was still a respectable time.

"In the heat race we were able to get under a guy and slide in front of him to get to the second spot. We had a restart with three or four laps to go and I was able to get under the leader. I didn't want to push the issue so I backed off going into turn three. I felt like we had a really good car."

Van Dam lined up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"I got a really good start and was able to clear the inside row down the frontstretch," he said. "I dove to the bottom and had the lead out of turn two. It stayed green and I think we had the lead for five laps before a caution came out. On a restart I must have ran over something going into turn one. By the time I got into turn three my tire was halfway flat and by the time I got back to turn one it was on the rim. We had about a two-inch gash."

Van Dam went to the work area to replace the tire during the caution and he tagged the back of the pack for the restart.

"We went out for one lap and a couple of guys wrecked in front of us to bring out a red flag," he said. "We talked about it and decided to save our equipment and go home."

Van Dam exited the race early and was credited with a 15th-place finish.

He is slated to take this weekend off before resuming competition on Aug. 27 at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 13 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 15 (4).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 13 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 27 at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HenryVanDam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanDamRacing

APPAREL -

Van Dam has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at Enumclaw Xpress Lube.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kovash Logging

Kovash Logging is a logging company based out of Enumclaw, Wash.

"Butch and Donna Kovash came on board a few years ago and have turned into two of my biggest supporters," Van Dam said. "Not only have they helped with the financial side of it, but they are very nice people and very knowledgeable, and have been a huge asset to the team."

Van Dam would also like to thank Johansen Excavating, Highmark Concrete Contractors, Northwest Welding & Fabrication, Enumclaw Xpress Lube, Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw, Clems Enumclaw Powersports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Van Dam Dairy, Village Green Resort, Factory Kahne, D&L Equipment Repair, Zender Equipment, Big Bob's Flooring Outlet, Bob and Joan Shumway, Kellan and Kelsey Hall, Foothills Auto Supply, American Powder Coating, Pete Vos, Char's Barber Shop, Wesmar Race Engines, SpeedMart, Van Dam Farms and Rich Van Dam Dairy for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Lasoski Place 13th at Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 15, 2016) - Big Game Motorsports driver Danny Lasoski advanced into his 26th career Knoxville Nationals A Main last weekend during the sport's premier event at Knoxville Raceway.

Although the Muddy backed team didn't end with a win, Lasoski became only the third driver in the history of the prestigious event to surpass the 25-start mark when he placed 13th on Saturday to cap the 56th annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals.

"We are all about winning and unfortunately we didn't get that done," he said. "It was a trying week for us, but I know the guys are already working hard to put us in contention next year."

The event began for Lasoski last Thursday during preliminary action, which started with the Muddy sponsored team qualifying 19th quickest. Lasoski lined up fifth in a heat race and battled for the final lock-in position to the main event until the checkered flag. His fifth-place result relegated him to the B Main.

Had Lasoski advanced one more position in the heat race he would have started the main event on the outside of the front row. Instead, he lined up on the inside of the seventh row of the B Main. Lasoski charged from 13th to fifth, but once again came up one spot shy of transferring into the main event.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Friday and promptly took advantage of the second opportunity. Lasoski qualified fourth quickest in his group before he finished second in a heat race to lock into the sixth starting position for the main event. He then maneuvered into a third-place result in the main event to garner one of the four lock-in positions to Saturday's A Main.

"The Friday format gives you an extra opportunity to get yourself locked in," he said. "We had an efficient night to achieve that goal. Guy Forbrook and the guys gave me a great car and we got the job done."

The podium finished marked the 20th top five of the season for the Muddy backed team, which lined Lasoski up on the inside of the 10 th row for Saturday's $150,000-to-win main event.

Lasoski quickly charged into the top 10 by Lap 15. He then spent the remainder of the 50-lap feature battling just outside the top 10 before he ended 13 th.

"It's a tough task to charge from 19th to win and it doesn't happen very often," he said. "We were really strong early, but struggled throughout the second half of the race."

The Muddy sponsored team will take this weekend off before returning to National Sprint League competition on Aug. 27 at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 5 (13).

Aug. 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 3 (6).

Aug. 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 13 (19).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 5 wins, 20 top fives, 26 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 27 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, with the National Sprint League

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 2016.

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

 

 

Klint Simpson Wins Wild Soares Classic Feature Event; Johnny Key Classic On Tap Saturday

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Petaluma, CA)- For the second time in 2016, Klint Simpson overcame early issues to claim a win with the Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos as he parked in victory lane following the 50-lap Soares Classic Saturday night at the Petaluma Speedway.

With Shayna Sylvia and Bruno Bianchi leading the field to green, it would be the first lady of Petaluma getting off to the early lead as he got the jump on an immaculately prepared Petaluma Speedway surface.

Behind Sylvia, Terry Schank would move into the second spot while Klint Simpson took over the third spot. With Sylvia off to a nice lead, bad luck would get the Santa Rosa, CA driver as a part failure would bring her to a stop on the seventh lap, giving the lead to Schank.

When the action resumed, Schank was very strong out front as he led the way as he has done so many times in Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos action. With Simpson following him and Syliva working her way back up through the field, Simpson would be the next one to have bad luck as he would have issues on the 14th lap and come to a stop.

Able to restart, Simpson would begin to work his way back forward until the mandatory red flag through on the 25th lap allowing teams to made adjustments to their cars.

Back underway; Schank would continue to lead the way, as Sylvia and Simpson would soon race back into the Top-Three. With Schank looking to be well on his way to another Soares Classic victory, Simpson would move into the second spot and try to make things interesting.

As Simpson approached the race leader, Schank would be the next to have bad luck, as drive train issues on lap 45 would knock him out of contention. With Simpson out front, he would be in cruise control as he led the final five laps and picked up his second win of the 2016 season.

Sylvia would finish second, Bianchi third, with Chris Kerr finishing fourth, and Ryon Silverling rounding out the Top-Five.

Sylvia would earn quick time honors on this night with Sylvia and Simpson each earning heat race wins.

The Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos are right back to action this weekend as they take to the Ocean Speedway for the Johnny Key Classic.

Saturday night’s visit to the Ocean Speedway will be the series second and final visit to the scenic ¼ mile located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. Taking part in the Howard Kaeding Classic weekend event, the series put on a thrilling show that saw Tommy Laliberte outlast Simpson to score his first win of the season.

Saturday night at the Ocean Speedway, the front gates are slated to open at 330pm with the driver’s meeting scheduled for 430pm. Tickets can be purchased on racepmg.com or will be available at the entrance. Adult tickets will be available for $22, Kids for $15, and children five and under will be admitted for free.

2016 Schedule

August 20th- Ocean Speedway (Johnny Key Classic)

September 7th- Silver Dollar Speedway (Gold Cup)

September 17th- Petaluma Speedway

November 4th- Stockton Dirt Track

ON TAP: The Wingless Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos is right back at it on Saturday night at the Ocean Speedway during the Johnny Key Classic.

WINNERS: Klint Simpson (June 11th Petaluma Speedway), Terry Schank (June 25th Calistoga Speedway), Terry Schank (July 11th Stockton Dirt Track), Tommy Laliberte (July 16th Ocean Speedway), Klint Simpson (August 13th Petaluma Speedway).

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

WINGLESS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY JOE HUNT MAGNETOS- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleason brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. In 2016, the series will again operate under the direction of the Prentice Motorsports Group competing in 11 races scattered at five different tracks.

 

 

Third Place Finish Extends Mason Moore’s Placerville Speedway Point Lead

PETERSEN MEDIA- Mason Moore has been a model of consistency at the Placerville Speedway in 2016, and that stayed true on Saturday night as the Princeton, CA driver picked up a third place finish and extended his season long points lead in the process.

“Saturday night was another great night for the F&F Racing team at Placerville Speedway,” Mason Moore said. “We led some laps early, but ended up running third and extending our point lead with our performance.”

Timing the Econo Lube and Tune/Geico Local Office/LRB Race Products No. x1 in eight fastest, Moore would pick up a second place finish in his heat race and make himself eligible for the Top-Eight redraw.

Pulling the four pill, Moore would take the initial green flag from the second row, but with the original front row starter jumping, Moore would find himself starting in the second spot.

Battling with Jake Morgan on the opening lap, Moore would win the battle and lead the opening stages of the feature event. Feeling pressure from Andy Forsberg on the fifth lap, Moore would fend him off for the time being before falling to second on the next circuit.

Keeping Forsberg in his sights, Moore would soon feel pressure from Sean Becker who was beautifully working the high, scary side of the speedway. Still running second, a late restart would stack the leaders on top of each other and Moore would see Becker overtake him for the top spot.

Giving a late effort to reclaim the position, Moore would hold on to capture his third consecutive podium finish at the high-banked ¼ mile facility.

“To run up front like that you would hope to win, but to run third to Andy Forsberg and Sean Becker is nothing to be ashamed about,” Moore said. “I want to thank my guys and our partners for continuing their hard work to keep us strong nightly. Next week is a big week of racing and hopefully both teams can run well.”

Moore would like to thank Coors Light, Econo Lube and Tune, Geico Local Office, LRB Race Products, NAAKE Suspension, K&N, Selover Paint and Body, Lucas Oil, ITC Service Group, Saureel, and Moore Insurance Services for their support.

ON TAP: Moore will compete at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night during the Tyler Wolf Memorial aboard his Mason Moore Racing entry before traveling to the Ocean Speedway on Saturday night for the Johnny Key Classic with the Civil War Series.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-34, Wins-4, Top 5’s-19, Top 10’s-28.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin.

 

 

Third Place Finish Extends Mason Moore’s Placerville Speedway Point Lead

PETERSEN MEDIA- Mason Moore has been a model of consistency at the Placerville Speedway in 2016, and that stayed true on Saturday night as the Princeton, CA driver picked up a third place finish and extended his season long points lead in the process.

“Saturday night was another great night for the F&F Racing team at Placerville Speedway,” Mason Moore said. “We led some laps early, but ended up running third and extending our point lead with our performance.”

Timing the Econo Lube and Tune/Geico Local Office/LRB Race Products No. x1 in eight fastest, Moore would pick up a second place finish in his heat race and make himself eligible for the Top-Eight redraw.

Pulling the four pill, Moore would take the initial green flag from the second row, but with the original front row starter jumping, Moore would find himself starting in the second spot.

Battling with Jake Morgan on the opening lap, Moore would win the battle and lead the opening stages of the feature event. Feeling pressure from Andy Forsberg on the fifth lap, Moore would fend him off for the time being before falling to second on the next circuit.

Keeping Forsberg in his sights, Moore would soon feel pressure from Sean Becker who was beautifully working the high, scary side of the speedway. Still running second, a late restart would stack the leaders on top of each other and Moore would see Becker overtake him for the top spot.

Giving a late effort to reclaim the position, Moore would hold on to capture his third consecutive podium finish at the high-banked ¼ mile facility.

“To run up front like that you would hope to win, but to run third to Andy Forsberg and Sean Becker is nothing to be ashamed about,” Moore said. “I want to thank my guys and our partners for continuing their hard work to keep us strong nightly. Next week is a big week of racing and hopefully both teams can run well.”

Moore would like to thank Coors Light, Econo Lube and Tune, Geico Local Office, LRB Race Products, NAAKE Suspension, K&N, Selover Paint and Body, Lucas Oil, ITC Service Group, Saureel, and Moore Insurance Services for their support.

ON TAP: Moore will compete at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night during the Tyler Wolf Memorial aboard his Mason Moore Racing entry before traveling to the Ocean Speedway on Saturday night for the Johnny Key Classic with the Civil War Series.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-34, Wins-4, Top 5’s-19, Top 10’s-28.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING EARNS TWO WINS AND FOUR TOP FIVES IN FIVE RACES

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 15, 2016) - It's been a busy last 10 days for the Larson Marks Racing team. They earned two top-10 finishes at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., August 5 and 6. The team then went on to earn two wins and a top-three finish the following week at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway during the Knoxville Nationals.

Friday night in Pevely, Stewart timed in 11th and finished third in his heat race. He advanced two positions to earn a sixth-place finish. The following night, Stewart qualified sixth and won his heat race, advancing him into the night's dash. Stewart finished second in the dash and third in the series' longest race of the season.

After Saturday night's race, the LMR crew drove through the night to make it to Knoxville, Iowa for the fifth annual Capitani Classic. Stewart qualified second in group two and finished second in his heat race, advancing him into the Pole Shuffle. He won Round 6 of the Pole Shuffle, but finished second in the final round, lining him up to start on the outside of the front row for the 25-lap feature event. Stewart got the lead on the initial start, but a caution came out before a lap was put in the books and the field went back to a complete restart. After going back to green, Stewart took the lead on lap 3 and lead the remaining 22 laps to win back-to-back Capitani Classics.

"I tried to clean the trailer out the last time I was in town," chuckled Stewart in Victory Lane. "I've got to thank Justin [Marks] and Kyle [Larson]. We haven't had the best of seasons but they've stuck with us and keep giving us everything we need to stay out here and keep doing our jobs."

After taking two nights off from racing, Stewart was the 42nd out of 47 cars to qualifying Wednesday night for the team's preliminary night for the Knoxville Nationals and timed in 12th quickest. Stewart started sixth in his heat race and advanced three positions to earn the final transfer spot of the heat race into the feature event. Stewart started fourth and was up to second in the opening five laps. He took the lead on lap 10 and survived two restarts to earn his second win in as many races.

After both preliminary nights were complete, Stewart sat eighth in overall points, locking him into Saturday night's 56th annual Knoxville Nationals. Stewart wasted no time moving forward and advanced two positions in the opening lap, but settled in sixth until lap 22 when he moved into the top five just before the halfway caution was displayed. On the lap 25 restart, Stewart advanced to fourth and with five laps remaining moved up to third, where he finished despite losing a cylinder about halfway through the second segment.

"I'm so proud of Scotty [Martin], Andrew [Seamans] and Heath [Moyle]; they've put in a lot of hard work for a successful week of racing," said Stewart. "We were fast tonight. I wish we could have seen where we would have ended up on eight cylinders instead of seven, but I'm still happy with where we finished."

Larson Marks Racing will be back in action tomorrow at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb.

QUICK NOTES:

TRACK: Federated Auto Parts Raceway DATE: August 5, 2016 QUALIFYING: 11th HEAT RACE: 3rd DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A STARTING POSITION: 8th FEATURE FINISH: 6th

TRACK: Federated Auto Parts Raceway DATE: August 6, 2016 QUALIFYING: 6th HEAT RACE: 1st DASH STARTING POSITION: 2nd DASH FINISH: 2nd STARTING POSITION: 2nd FEATURE FINISH: 3rd

TRACK: Knoxville Raceway DATE: August 7, 2016 QUALIFYING GROUP 2: 4th HEAT RACE: 2nd DASH STARTING POSITION: 3rd DASH FINISH: 2nd STARTING POSITION: 2nd FEATURE FINISH: 1st

TRACK: Knoxville Raceway DATE: August 10, 2016 QUALIFYING: 12th HEAT RACE: 3rd DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A STARTING POSITION: 4th FEATURE FINISH: 1st

TRACK: Knoxville Raceway DATE: August 12, 2016 QUALIFYING: N/A HEAT RACE: N/A DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A STARTING POSITION: 8th FEATURE FINISH: 3rd

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 69 WINS: 9 TOP-FIVES: 32 TOP-10s: 56 NEXT RACE: The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action tomorrow at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing Twitter: @LarsonMarks Instagram: @LarsonMarks

 

 

Justyn Cox Sixth at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night during the track’s final Placerville Posse Challenge event, Justyn Cox would overcome a slow start to finish in the sixth spot.

“We had a mag go bad on us during time trials, so our night got started off a little slow, but the guys worked at it and we turned it into a pretty good night,” Justyn Cox said.

Timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31BC machine in 15th fastest, Cox would advance from his seventh starting position in his heat race to finish in the sixth spot.

“The track was still a little narrow in heat races, so we weren’t able to do much but our car felt a ton better,” Cox added.

Moving into the feature event where he would find himself in the 13th starting spot for the 25-lap feature event, Cox would grow fond of the bottom groove, and work his way well into the Top-10.

As the race moved on, Cox would get near the Top-Five as he would find himself running the seventh spot when the caution flag waived on the 20th lap. A restart with just five laps remaining in the race would see Cox lose a few spots as the inside lane did not take off.

Remaining calm, Cox would pick up the lost spots in the final laps, as he would close his night out with a sixth place finish.

“It was cool to watch the guys go to work, and get our car right,” Cox said. “We were a little puzzled during qualifications because the laps looked and felt good, but there was just no speed. Everyone is getting better at Placerville, so it was good to come from the seventh row and finish sixth.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, LRB, Konnected, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, JRD Endeavors, VSR, ART, K&N Performance, Justice Brothers, Cheetah IV Racing, E-ST Garage, Worton Designs, Manzer Motorsports, Swimming Pool Perfections, and Tim’s Hot Rod Shop for their support in 2016!

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-36, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-16

ON TAP: Cox will head to the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night to take part in the Tyler Wolfe Memorial, and race that is one Cox looks forward to year after year.

 

 

World of Outlaws set for the Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic with the IRA at Angell Park Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 21

SUN PRAIRIE, Wisc. — August 15, 2016 — History will be made at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on Sunday, August 21 as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visits the historic third-mile for the first time ever.

The Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic will feature the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, plus the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA). The Mid-State Equipment/Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series will also be in action.

Brad Sweet is the only current full-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series driver that has raced at Angell Park Speedway. The 30-year-old made seven starts at the track between 2007 and 2009, with the majority of those coming with the United States Auto Club (USAC). Sweet has a pair of runner-up finished at Angell Park Speedway in his career.

Donny Schatz is the current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series point leader, as he chases his eighth championship. The North Dakota native has 16 victories this season to go along with 56 top-10 finishes, of which 43 are top-five performances. Each of those statistics leads the series. Schatz has seven wins in his career in the state of Wisconsin, including earlier this season at Cedar Lake Speedway.

David Gravel enters the event second in points on the strength of a career-high seven wins thus far in 2016. The native of Watertown, Connecticut won the most recent World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event in the state of Wisconsin at Wilmot Raceway on July 30.

Daryn Pittman, the 2013 Outlaws champion, and Sweet, teammates at Kasey Kahne Racing have each also won seven times thus far in 2016. Sweet is third in points, just three markers behind Gravel, while Pittman is one-point behind his teammate.

Joey Saldana, who is a past winner in Wisconsin at Beaver Dam Raceway, Cedar Lake Speedway and Wilmot Raceway, rounds out the current top-five in points.

Also in action at the Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic will be Shane Stewart, who has five wins this season and is just outside of the top-five in points. Jason Johnson, who just scored the biggest win of his career last weekend in the Knoxville Nationals, now has a pair of wins this season. Logan Schuchart in eighth in points and won in Wisconsin earlier this year at Cedar Lake Speedway. Jason Sides in ninth in the standings, with one win thus far in 2016. Paul McMahan, who is chasing his first win of the season, is 10th in the current standings.

Jacob Allen, who is Schuchart’s teammate at Shark Racing, has seven top-10 finishes this season, including a pair of third-place finishes, which marked his career-best showings.

Greg Wilson and Clyde Knipp are battling for the Kevin Gobrecht Award for Rookie of the Year with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2016. Wilson has one victory this season, while Knipp continues to gain experience at tracks he is visiting for the first time.

Jeremy Schultz is the current IRA point leader, with Scotty Thiel, who has won twice at Angell Park Speedway this season in second. Scotty Neitzel, who won a 360-sprint car race at Angell Park on August 14th, sits third. Matt Vandevere holds down the fourth spot in the standings and Kyle Marten rounds out the top-five.

Tickets for the Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic on Sunday, August 21 can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

For more information on tickets, visit www.slspromotions.com.

 

 

Andy Forsberg Wins Placerville Posse Challenge Finale and Claims Mini Series Title

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking part in the fourth and final Placerville Posse Challenge event at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Andy Forsberg put an exclamation point on the mini series as he won the race, and was also crowned Placerville Posse Challenge Champion.

“It was a great night for this C&M Motorsports team,” Forsberg said. “The car was awesome, and the track was really good in my opinion. We got the win, and got a pretty cool championship trophy as well.”

Returning to the Placerville Speedway after a fourth place finish at the Mark Forni Classic, Forsberg came out hot as he set the standard in time trials aboard his PT Shocks/PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness No. 7c machine.

Lining up in the fourth spot for his heat race, Forsberg would pick up a position as a third place finish would assure him a spot in the nightly redraw that would establish his starting position.

Finding himself with the six pill, Forsberg would have his work cut out for him as he lined up in the third row for the 25-lap feature event. When the race came to life, Forsberg took a liking to the high side of the speedway as he made a couple of big moves to work into the second spot in just one lap.

Chasing after Mason Moore, Forsberg would make a move for the lead on the fifth lap but would be denied. The next lap, ‘Mr. Excitement’ used his momentum to complete a hair-raising move on the outside of Moore to claim the top stop.

As Forsberg led the way, he would admittedly watch Sean Becker climb the scoreboard as he moved into the second spot, and became Forsberg’s biggest threat.

Continuing to run well upstairs, Forsberg would not feel any serious pressure as he rode on to pick up C&M Motorsports’ 10th win of the season, and claim the Placerville Posse Challenge series championship on the strength on two wins.

“I saw Sean (Becker) move up the scoreboard in a few laps, so figured he would be coming up top,” Forsberg admitted. “I was pretty good up top too and was able to bring this home for the guys.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank PitStopUSA, Autism Awareness, Pacific Highway Rentals, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, and Velocity Race Gear and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team will travel to the Ocean Speedway on Saturday night to take part in the Johnny Key Classic with the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-25, Wins-10, Top 5’s-21, Top 10’s-23.

STAY CONNECTED: For at the track updates, follow Andy Forsberg on Twitter @AForsberg92.

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Josh Schneiderman – Racing Back Home this Week!

(Bill W) August 15, 2016 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 will be in action for two nights of racing close to home this weekend. Friday night, the Sprint Invaders head to Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa before running Saturday at 34 Raceway near West Burlington. Josh ran an impressive event at the “Capitani Classic” making the cut in the 62-car star-studded field and finishing 13th. Though his Nationals didn’t go as expected, he is excited about the rest of the season.

Josh timed in twelfth quick in his group at the Capitani Classic on August 7, finished second in the heat and ran 13th after starting 16th in the feature. “If you can put it in the show at the Cappy, it’s a pretty good feather in your cap,” he says. “There were a lot of good cars that loaded on the trailer there. We wanted to pass a couple more cars and keep our top ten streak going. We had the opportunity to do that, we just weren’t quite as good as we needed to be. We were competitive though, we moved forward, and we were proud of that.”

Things started well for Josh last Wednesday. After drawing a 26 for qualifying, he would time in 13th quick. “We were extremely happy with our qualifying effort,” he says. “We’ve been working so hard on that, and that’s been a hindrance for us all year. We were really proud of that lap for as late as we went out. It really set us up perfect for the evening.”

On a night that saw a fast track, he would start sixth in a tough heat and finish seventh. “I just laid an egg in the heat race,” says Josh. “That’s all there is to it. I just screwed up. They are all tough heat races, but I made a bad lap. Essentially, that cost us the Nationals. We couldn’t dig out of a tough B there (finishing ninth)…that’s an A main anywhere in the country.”

That sent the team to Friday where they would start over with 77 other cars. “We knew we would have a tough time if we didn’t draw a good number,” says Josh. “We drew towards the tail, we didn’t qualify well, and that set us up to where we finished 13th in the B.”

That would put Josh in the D main Saturday, where he would finish twelfth. “I think we had a torsion bar go a little soft on us,” he says. “The car was doing some funky things. We’ll get that solved though and we’ll be alright. Our Nationals were a little disappointing, but they can sober you. I’m pretty sure there will be a 57th edition next year. We’re happy because we have speed in our racecar, and we’ve been lacking that for a couple of years.”

The team is looking forward to the two-night Sprint Invaders event this weekend. “We’re excited about both shows this weekend,” says Josh. “We love to go to Donnellson and we love 34. We love racing in front of the hometown fans. They’re excited to see us, and we’re thankful that they come out and support the races. We’re really pumped to get to those two tracks.”

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Deuce Motorsports would like to extend thanks and are honored to announce their partnerships with: World of Wheels, Universal Therapy Group, MD Orthpaedics, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Land Pride, Matteson Marine, Norm's Koestner Electric, Grand Strand Salon, Gearhead for Gods, Man Stuff Ministries, J&J Auto Racing, Automotive Machine, Engler Injection, Hoosier, Weld Racing, Blackbird Motorsports, Hepfner Racing Products, and Mountain Dew Kick Start .

 

 

Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders     ATTENTION DRIVERS, CREWS AND FANS!

It's race week.....no, wait....it's a two-day show race week!!

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders will be a little closer to home this weekend, with a two-day show starting Friday, August 19th at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa and Saturday, August 20th at 34 Raceways in West Burlington, Iowa. Chris Martin holds only a 58-point lead over Jarrod Schneiderman, who is hungry for his first win this season with the Sprint Invaders. John Schulz is still knocking on the door, however, trailing Schneiderman by just 25 points. With just under a handful of races left for the season, the battles for the top spot are sizzling, you don't want to miss out on the action!

Lee County Speedway - Friday, August 19th Pits Open: 4pm Grandstands Open: 530pm Warm Engines: 530pm-615pm Last Draw: 615pm Sprint Invaders Drivers Meeting: 630pm Hot Laps: 7pm Racing to follow

Pit Passes: $30 Adult G/S:$15

34 Raceways - Saturday, August 20th Pits Open: 4pm Grandstands Open: 5pm Warm Engines: 515pm-545pm Last Draw: 6pm Sprint Invaders Drivers Meeting: 6pm Hot Laps: 630pm Racing to follow

Pit Passes: $35 Adult G/S: $17 Seniors G/S (60+): $15 Students G/S: $12 Kids 10 & Under G/S: Free

***SPRINT INVADERS PURSE PAYOUT PER EVENT*** $1,500 to Win $300 to Start $100 Tow

~Fuel will be available at both events ~Tires will be available at both events ~Order of events will be determined the day of the event(s)

Questions? Kristen Logan - 319.759.6035 - kris10.logan@gmail.com or sprintinvaders@yahoo.com

Thank you for your continued support and participation of the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders! Good luck to all teams, we look forward to seeing everyone at the track!

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: RESCHEDULING DETAILS FOR ART HILL MEMORIAL & OTHER POSTPONED EVENTS

by Tommy Goudge (August 14, 2016) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway officials have rescheduled the Art Hill Memorial 42, and several other events which were postponed due to weather in recent weeks.

Rain interrupted the Friday, August 5 event at Ohsweken, and completed washed out the Friday, August 12 Art Hill Memorial Night. The August 12 event was to have included makeup events for both the Strickland's Crate Sprint Cars and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers. The following schedule changes have been made as a result:

-The Art Hill Memorial 42 will run in its entirety on August 26, replacing the regularly-scheduled event for the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division that night.

-The Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car A-Feature postponed on July 8 has again been rescheduled, this time to August 19. Instead of the regularly-scheduled heat races and 20 lap A-Feature, the Crate Sprint Cars will compete in two 15 lap A-Feature events - no heat races will be run. The lineup from the postponed July 8 race will set the starting grid for the first A-Feature on August 19. The drivers with the top 8 fastest lap times in the first A-Feature will redraw for starting positions in the second A-Feature.

-The Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bomber A-Feature postponed on August 5 has again been rescheduled, this time to August 19. Instead of the regularly-scheduled heat races and 12 lap A-Feature, the Bombers will compete in two 15 lap A-Feature events - no heat races will be run. The lineup from the postponed August 5 race will set the starting grid for the first A-Feature on August 19. Ohsweken Speedway's handicapping system will set the starting grid for the second A-Feature, with cars which did not start the first race lining up at the rear of the field.

-As previously announced, the HRW Automotive Mini Stock A-Feature postponed on August 5 has been rescheduled to August 19. Instead of heat races, the qualifying format will be as follows: The lineup from the postponed August 5 race will set the starting grid for the first A-Feature on August 19. The top 20 finishers from the first A-Feature will transfer to the second A-Feature, and be lined up according to Ohsweken Speedway's handicapping system. All non-qualified cars will then compete in an 8 lap B-Main, with the top 6 finishers transferring to the second A-Feature. The last 2 starting positions in the 28 car field for the second A-Feature will then be awarded to the top 2 drivers in the championship points standings who do not already have a qualified starting spot.

-As previously announced, the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car A-Feature which was postponed on August 5 has been rescheduled to August 26. The Twin 15 format being used on August 19 will be used again for the Crate Sprint Cars on August 26 - no heat races will be run.

-As previously announced, the Empire Super Sprints A-Feature which was postponed on August 5 has been rescheduled to September 16 as part of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

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. ‎ Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com‎ Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY

 

 

RAIN WASHES OUT NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY BOSS RACE AGAIN; TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS UP FOR GRABS IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS

 Orrville, Ohio Saturday, August 13, 2016 By Mike Swanger

A heavy downpour of rain just as the gates were to be opened and with more rain expected through the evening, Promoters Jason and Kristin Flory cancelled the races at NAPA Wayne County Speedway Saturday night that was to feature the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) wingless sprints. It was the second time this season that the travelling group has been rained out at ‘Orrville’s Historic Track’. The race will not be rescheduled. The battle for the 2016 track championship for the five class’ of cars will wind up the next two Saturday’ s as next week, August 20, will be a regular show for the Fisher Performance Sprints, the Harriger Towing Super Late Models, the Kar Connection Rush Late Models, the Action Auto Body Super Stocks and the WQKT Sports Country 104.5 Mini Stocks while Saturday, August 27th will be Season Championship night with double points on the line. Just 11 points separate the top three drivers in the Fisher Performance Sprints as Mitch Harble leads with 384 points over Nick Patterson’s 377 points and Danny Mumaw’s 373 points for the top spot. Only 35 points is the difference between 4th place and and 8th place with Jason Dolick at 301 points to Shawn Hubler’s 266 points with Jordan Ryan (291), Troy Kingan (282) and Tyler Dunn (272) in between. Brad Malcuit (416) holds a 20 point margin over Ryan Markham (396) in the Harriger Towing Super Late Models standings with Rick Bond (389) just 7 markers behind Markham. Larry Bellman is fourth with 375 points followed by five time winner Doug Drown with 356 points. Having nine races in the books, Justin Chance has a sixth place finish as his worst finish and leads the Kar Connection Rush Late Models with 426 points but defending track champion Charlie Duncan (405) has won the last two features to close the points race to a 21 point difference. Matt Aber sits third with 352 points as Alan Dellinger rides fourth with 323 tallies. Tyler Thompson has the biggest lead in any of the class’ as in the eleven races competed of the Action Auto Body Super Stocks, he has accumulated 543 points with his five feature wins and his worst finish being 5th twice. Tyler Nicely has finished in the top ten in every race to place himself in second with 485 points. Missing the first two weeks of action, Paul Holmes has chalked up 4 wins since then and has worked his way to third in the points standings with 463. Team mates Gary Hensel Jr.(416) and Jordan James (394) fill out the top five. Only a nine point spread between sixth to ninth place has drivers Todd Sherwin (370), Chris Albright (367), Cliff Staley (365) and Tod Beviloqua (361) racing for the highest place they can get the next two weeks. Brad Hensel’s five feature wins puts him on top of the WQKT Sports Country 104.5 Mini Stock points race with 381 points but Doug Hensel (348) and Wes Staley (345) are just 33 and 36 points behind as Stephen Crowe (338) sits just 7 markers behind Staley while Chris Priebe (332) rounds out the top five. For a complete look at all of the points and the schedule for the rest of the season, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com

 

 

A SHOT AT IMMORTALITY: CJB Locks Itself into 5 Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Gravel & Swindell Set to chase $150,000-to-win payday in Sprint Car Racings Biggest Event

CARLISLE, PA. - August 13, 2016 - No week in the sprint car racing world match the intensity of the 5 Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals. With over 100 entries from all corners of the world and Australia, the competition is among the toughest anywhere on the schedule.

CJB Motorports driver David Gravel & Sammy Swindell kicked off their Nationals week by competing in the annual Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway near Okslaoosa.

Gravel timed in 3rd to set the tone for the evening.

"We had an alright car," said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We were going over there to have some fun and try to win the big prisze. The car felt good overall for the night and we had a good run."

(Photo courtesy of DB3 Imaging)

Swindell was also stout in the event.

"We went out a little late in time trials," said the pilot of the Big Game Treestands, GoMuddy.com #1. "The car felt good but we were just a little bit off all night long. We just couldn't quite get there and we got held up a few times in traffic."

BRANDT Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night was next up after the Front Row Challenge. Sammy Swindell and his #1 team were up first for team CJB at the Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. Swindell went out 30th of 47 cars in time trials and rocketed to second on the speed charts, which netted the Germantown, Tenn. a good start to the evening.

"We really wanted to get that last few thousandths to set quick time," said Swindell. "That put us in the second heat race and with some guys that have won features across the country. We missed the invert by just one spot. We showed that we had a great car in the B feature. We won that going away. We also had a good drive up through the field in the A. We were back there with a lot of guys who were taking gambles and such. It was kind of exciting."

The following night, Gravel took to the track for Toyota Qualifying Night. Like his night at Okslaoosa, the Watertown, Conn. timed in third again.

"Our car was really good in time trials," said Gravel. "We ended up having to run the B like Sammy did but that's the way that the format at the Nationals goes. You have to race really hard. Luckily, we did and made the A. Our car was really good for that as well. We were able to drive through the field pretty good."

It all comes down to one final event. Fifty laps around the half mile track known as the Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. Should Gravel or Swindell be the first driver to cross the finish line, a new chapter will be added to the history books.

For Gravel, it would be his first victory in sprint car racings biggest event. If Swindell can capture the win, it would mark an end to 23 years of frustration.

"Every sprint car drivers wants to win this race," said Gravel, who finished 13th in last years A-main. "It's what we, as a team, work so hard for every year. It'd be a dream come true to win it. To do that, we have to beat the best sprint car drivers in the world. I think we have a car with the speed in it. We're going to give it our all."

"It's a tough race," said Swindell, the 1983 Nationals Champion. "I've had a lot of close calls and tough breaks there. I think we really have a car that can win. It would be a huge accomplishment at my age, 60. We've shown some speed and we're going to try as hard as we can."

CAR #5 2016 STATS: Events: 58 Quick Times: 4 Wins: 6 Top-5's: 35 Top-10's: 48 Heat Race Wins: 16 Dash Wins: 6 Average Time Trial: 7.5 Average A-main finish: 6.0 Total Laps Led: 224

CAR #1 2016 STATS: Events: 40 Quick Times: 2 Wins: 2 Top-5's: 12 Top-10's: 16 Heat Race Wins: 7 Dash Wins: 0 Average Time Trial: 11.0 Average A-main finish: 10.5 Total Laps Led: 26

UP NEXT: The 5 Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals are upon the CJB Motorsports team. All that is left is 50 laps around the track at the Marion County Fair Grounds on Saturday, August 13th. Fans can check out all of the action at www.thecushion.com

BOX SCORE:

CAR #5:

Date Track Size Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "B" start "B" finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led 8/9/2016 Osklaoosa 0.5 3 6 5 4 7 0 8/11/2016 Knoxville 0.5 3 8 5 3 2 22 11 0

CAR #1:

Date Track Size Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "B" start "B" finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led 8/9/2016 Oskaloosa 0.5 8 4 4 9 12 0 8/10/2016 Knoxville 0.5 2 8 6 1 1 21 13 0

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.

DRIVER GEAR: Check out the latest Sammy Swindell apparel and merchandise by visiting Sammy's official online store as well as the R&R Racewear superstore, the webs largest collection of dirt track racing apparel and merchandise.

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 drivers David Gravel & Sammy Swindell. 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, Blackbeard Ltd., 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, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, TI22, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

SHARON FORCED TO CANCEL SATURDAY'S "410" SPRINT SHOW DUE TO IMPENDING STORMS; "410" SPRINTS ADDED TO SEPTEMBER 10 SHOW

 By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH August 13, 2016 After completing 10 straight race events this summer, luck has run out on Sharon Speedway as the wet weather from the spring has returned forcing the second cancellation in the past three weeks on Saturday night and marked the sixth of the 2016 season. With forecasts calling for 80-100% likelihood of heavy rain and thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening, the decision was made to cancel early to save everyone unnecessary travel expense. Saturday's event was to include the "410" Sprint Cars. They have now been added to the September 10 show due to no "410" Sprint Car events scheduled the entire weekend in western Pa. and eastern Ohio.

Coming up next weekend will be a doubleheader of events starting with Friday (August 19) for "Summer Jam & BBQ Series" IV featuring "Thunderstruck"- an AC/DC tribute band. Gates will open at 7 p.m. with entertainment from 8-11. Admission is just $5.

Then on Saturday (August 20) "Steel Valley Thunder" racing resumes on Mark Thomas Ford Night for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars in another $1,000 to-win Penn-Ohio Mini Series event, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Lyden/Red Line Oil RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. Admission is just $10. Racing gets underway at 7 p.m.

"Steel Valley Thunder" racing continues on August 27 in the final night of points for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and Stock Cars. There will be no racing over Labor Day weekend. The reformatted September 10 event will now include "410" Sprint Cars, Big-Block Modifieds, (E) Modifieds, Econo Mods, and Mini Stocks for $13 grandstand admission. This will be the final night of points for the four competing weekly divisions. The season will conclude on September 16-17 for the "Apple Festival Nationals". More on this event will be released soon.

 

 

Whittall Almost Steals One at The Grove

United Racing Club Rookie sensation Justin Whittall aboard the Pioneer Auto Body, World Wide Bearings #67w came close to earning his first URC Victory of his young career on Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway.

With 25 cars signed into the pits on Friday night, Whittall started on the pole in heat race #2 and finished in the 2nd position behind New York invader Chuck Hebing. When the "6" invert pill was pulled by heat race #1 winner Robbie Stillwaggon, Whittall started on the outside pole for the 25 lap feature event.

At the drop of the green, Whittall jumped out to the lead and held the lead until 2016 URC points leader and 2014 URC Champion Davie Franek wrestled away the lead from the young 15 yr old rookie on lap 13 of the 25 lap feature event. Even though Whittall faded in the closing laps and was nipped at the line by Derek Locke for the 6th position relegating Whittall to a 7th place finish, look for the young competitor to park it in victory lane in the very near future.

Whittall will now have less than 24 hrs to prep the 67w for Saturday nights action when the United Racing Club visits the 1/2 mile facility of Susquehanna Speedway.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Aug. 11

IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 764; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 758; 3. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 750; 4. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 743; 5. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 738; 6. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 737; 7. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 736; 8. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 725; 9. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 715; 10. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 713; 11. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 708; 12. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 697; 13. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 691; 14. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, and Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., both 689; 16. Austin Mundie, Dallas, Texas, 686; 17. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 683; 18. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 681; 19. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 668; 20. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 667.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. Blake Robertson, Visalia, Calif., 430; 2. Zane Blanchard, Hanford, Calif., 384; 3. Mathew Moles, Fresno, Calif., 361; 4. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 342; 5. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 329; 6. Jared Faria, Tipton, Calif., 324; 7. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., 320; 8. Cole Danell, Visalia, Calif., 292; 9. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 289; 10. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Ca­lif., 280.

Colorado – 1. Justin Wolf Medlock, Colorado Springs, Colo., 371; 2. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 348; 3. Brian Hardman, Golden, Colo., 314; 4. Nic Sutton, Arvada, Colo., 304; 5. Zac Tay­lor, Green River, Wyo., 287; 6. Greg Schaefer, Hudson, Colo., and Coby Pearce, Golden, Colo., both 286; 8. Scott Rhoades, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 273; 9. Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., 268; 10. Brad Wasson, Fort Morgan, Colo., 255.

Indiana – 1. Luke Bland, Bloomington, Ind., 388; 2. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., and Jared Fox, Bloomington, Ind., both 382; 4. Ethan Fleetwood, Smithville, Ind., 373; 5. Tony Anderson, Bloomington, Ind., 367; 6. Kerry Kinser, Solsberry, Ind., 341; 7. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 333; 8. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 294; 9. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 292; 10. Dakota Jack­son, Elizabethtown, Ind., 257.

Iowa – 1. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 481; 2. Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, Iowa, 464; 3. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 447; 4. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 422; 5. Ben Woods, Newton, Iowa, 417; 6. Eric Bridger, Winterset, Iowa, and Nathan Mills, Bondurant, Iowa, both 367; 8. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 362; 9. Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 360; 10. Brandon Worthington, Indianola, Iowa, 326.

Kansas – 1. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 503; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 489; 3. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 414; 4. Steven Richardson, Manhattan, Kan., 413; 5. Jeff Radcliffe, Hill City, Kan., 411; 6. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 343; 7. Aaron Ploussard, Oberlin, Kan., 337; 8. Brian Herbert, Dodge City, Kan., 308; 9. John Webster, North Platte, Neb., and Craig Jecha, Rush Center, Kan., both 288.

Louisiana – 1. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 275; 2. Thomas Johnson Jr., Deridder, La., 222; 3. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., and Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., both 206; 5. Ty John­son, Eunice, La., 200; 6. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 188; 7. Koty Adams, Doyline, La., 184; 8. Asa Williamson, Pineville, La., 182; 9. Ian Looper, Marshall, Texas, 149; 10. Jerry Butch David, Geismar, La., 139.

Minnesota – 1. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 812; 2. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 565; 3. Jer­emy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 562; 4. Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 468; 5. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 463; 6. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 440; 7. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 418; 8. Nate Ea­kin, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 370; 9. Bruce Anderson, Trimont, Minn., 359; 10. Jesse Cripe, South Ha­ven, Minn., 350.

Nebraska – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 626; 2. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 517; 3. Toby Chap­man, Panama, Neb., 513; 4. Terry Richards, Denton, Neb., and Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., both 507; 6. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 503; 7. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman, Neb., 490; 8. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 475; 9. Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., 473; 10. Nathan Weiler, Omaha, Neb., 459.

New Jersey – 1. Mike Haggenbottom, Levittown, Pa., 361; 2. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Doylestown, Pa., 343; 3. Kyle Purks, Warminster, Pa., 336; 4. Jeff Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 314; 5. Chris Allen, Wrightstown, N.J., 273; 6. Samantha Lieberman, Southampton, Pa., 271; 7. Brendon Poff, Rich­boro, Pa., 263; 8. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 261; 9. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 256; 10. Rob­ert DeVault Jr., Pilesgrove, N.J., 246.

North Carolina – 1. Scott Lawrence, Concord, N.C., 184; 2. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 179; 3. Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C., 175; 4. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 166; 5. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., 130; 6. Bobby Courtwright, Evans, Ga., 101; 7. Tom Humphries, Waynes­boro, Va., 80; 8. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 74; 9. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 71; 10. Gregory Smyre II, Hickory, N.C., 70.

Ohio – 1. Mike Downs, Chillicothe, Ohio, 377; 2. James Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 355; 3. Andy Hill, Frankfort, Ohio, 344; 4. Jeff Taylor, Cherry Hill, N.J., 212; 5. Michael Ebersbach, Baltimore, Ohio, 133; 6. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 103; 7. John Bott, Wallace, W.V., 95; 8. Randy Sterling, Morris­dale, Pa., 71; 9. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 69; 10. Brinton Marvel, Pittsboro, Ind., 35.

Oklahoma – 1. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 179; 2. Joe Wood Jr., Newcastle, Okla., 177; 3. Shayla Waddell, Moore, Okla., 158; 4. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 156; 5. Brandon Long, Iowa Park, Texas, and Gary Kelley, Lone Grove, Okla., both 139; 7. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 129; 8. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 118; 9. Jerry Jumper, Norman, Okla., 117; 10. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 113.

Pennsylvania – 1. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 823; 2. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 706; 3. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 681; 4. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 653; 5. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 639; 6. John Martin Jr., Fayetteville, Pa., 532; 7. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 501; 8. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 495; 9. Dale Schweikart, Linden, Pa., 490; 10. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 466.

South Dakota – 1. Robby Wolfgang, Sioux Falls, S.D., 337; 2. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 322; 3. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., and Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, both 314; 5. Matt Ziebarth, Flandreau, S.D., 308; 6. Taylor Ryan, Flandreau, S.D., 283; 7. Trevor Mell, Harwood, N.D., 263; 8. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 253; 9. Micah Schliemann, Baltic, S.D., 142; 10. Blain Pe­tersen, Essex, Iowa, 95.

Texas – 1. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 1,172; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 1,157; 3. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 833; 4. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 767; 5. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 765; 6. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 742; 7. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 738; 8. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, Austin Mundie, Dallas, Texas, and Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, each 736.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 399; 2. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 395; 3. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 348; 4. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 338; 5. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 281; 6. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 268; 7. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 253; 8. J.D. Coats, Bumpass, Va., 240; 9. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 221; 10. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 209.

 

 

Logan Schuchart looks to continue breakout season as World of Outlaws visit Junction Motor Speedway

MCCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. — August 12, 2016 —The 2016 season has been a breakout one for Logan Schuchart with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. After coming very close to winning on several occasions over the last couple of years, the 23-year-old scored his first Outlaws win earlier this season and has been in contention for a handful more.

The Pennsylvania native looks to keep his strong season going as he returns to Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on Tuesday, August 16, as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is presented by Henderson Irrigation, Friesen Auto Group, Penner’s Tire Pros, Sutton Electric Inc., Todd’s Body and Glass, Southeast Community College and a special thanks to Bill Otto. Schuchart was the KSE Hard Charger Award winner last season at Junction, powering his way to an eighth-place finish, after starting 15th.

“Junction (Motor Speedway) is a fast track,” said Schuchart. “You need a very strong motor for it. We go there right after the (Knoxville) Nationals, so we’ll have a solid motor in the car. We got going pretty good in the feature there last year, so hopefully we can do that again. We were able to move around a bit and I ran up against the wall and had some fun. Hopefully we can have some fun again.”

Schuchart picked up that elusive first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on July 8 at Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin. He certainly earned it, as he held off seven-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz en route to the victory. Schuchart nearly won at Weedsport Speedway in New York, back in May, leading 30 laps, only to have Schatz get by him with five circuits remaining.

“The win definitely lifted a little pressure off us,” said Schuchart. “I hope that we keep getting closer and closer. We ran fourth at Ohsweken (Speedway in Canada) a few races ago and started 14th. I wish we had started up front a little bit more there and I think we could have had a shot at Donny (Schatz) in that one. Slick tracks are what we like, so hopefully when we go to Junction, it’s slick and we can move around a bit. We like all the track and are trying to make ourselves better at all of them.”

Schuchart, who is part of the two-car Shark Racing team, which is owned by his grandfather, Hall of Famer, Bobby Allen, approaches each race as its own entity. While the team may not have the budget or resources that many of their competitors have, they make the most of what they do have and put forth their best effort every time they hit the track.

“Every race is its own game and every one of these is hard to win,” he explained. “We just try to make ourselves better at each race and progress as the night goes on. Where you end up is where you end up. We do the best we can every time we hit the track and some nights are better than others.”

While the format in place this season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series puts a large emphasis on time trials, it also allows a driver an opportunity to work their way from further back in a heat race into a position to make the dash or at least move up a couple of rows in the main event starting lineup. On the night that Schuchart won, he timed in 10th-fastest and was able to race his way to second in a heat race to earn a spot in the dash, where he finished second to start on the front row of the A-Feature. Schuchart traded the lead with veteran driver Joey Saldana a couple of times in that race en route to scoring the win.

“Time trials has always been important,” he noted. “You have to be good the whole night, every time you hit the race track. The goal is to always finish up front, no matter if it’s a heat race, the dash or the feature. If you time trial well, then you can work to stay up front in the heat race and that will put you in a good spot for the dash and feature. That’s how you put yourself in a position to reach victory lane and that’s our goal each night.”

When the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series rolls into Junction Motor Speedway on Tuesday, August 16, around 25 nights of racing will remain on the season. Schuchart would like nothing more than to add a few more wins to his resume before the season ends. Through action on August 11, Schuchart is eighth in points, with one win and 22 top-10 finishes, of which seven are top-five performances. He also has been fastest in time trials on two occasions in 2016.

“Hopefully we can pick up a couple of more wins,” said Schuchart, when asked about his outlook for the rest of the season. “One is not enough and it’s not enough for anybody. We have enough races left on the schedule and we have been rolling pretty well lately, that I think we can pick up a couple more wins. We’ve learned a lot this year and I think we can put ourselves out front if we keep working hard and putting ourselves in good positions.”

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series presented by Henderson Irrigation, Friesen Auto Group, Penner’s Tire Pros, Sutton Electric Inc., Todd’s Body and Glass, Southeast Community College and Bill Otto at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska on Tuesday, August 16 can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com. Suite Tickets can be purchased from the track by calling at 402-773-5538 Ext 4.

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TEAM TURNER RACING: RUNNER-UP FOR CORY AT "THE ROCK"

by Tommy Goudge (August 11, 2016) - Caistor Centre, Ontario - The Team Turner Racing Sprint Car drivers had a schedule change and got rained on again last weekend, but still managed to get one race in.

Friday found Jamie Turner and sons Cory and Ryan at back at Ohsweken Speedway, along with teammate Havard Daniels. They were part of a tough field of 35 cars trying to qualify for the challenge race between the Empire Super Sprints and Ohsweken's home track racers.

Ryan won his heat race from outside the front row with the Aces Bar & Grill #91, with Havard finishing behind him in 4th with the Plazek Auto Recyclers #9nz, and Jamie struggled to finish with a deflated right rear tire on his Insta-Panels #11. Cory started 3rd in his heat race, but he stopped on the track after a huge wheelie, and ended up 7th with his Hill's Racing #97.

Havard finished 4th in the Dash race, while rain fell on Jamie and Cory after 6 of 10 laps were complete in the B-Feature. With only 2 transfer spots available in the B-Feature, Cory started 7th and was up to 3rd when the rain fell, while Jamie was up to 9th from 12th.

“Even though the race got rained out, we were very happy with the 91," Ryan exclaimed. "It didn’t feel quite right in hot laps, but the crew went to work, making it one of the best-handling cars I have driven all year. We were very excited for the feature, until the rain hit.”

The rained-out A-Feature will be made up on Friday, September 16 during the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend, with Ryan scheduled to start 9th, and Havard starting 16th. The B-Feature is considered a complete race, but Cory will be the first alternate if any qualified A-Feature cars do not return for the makeup race.

Brighton Speedway's Southern Ontario Sprints event was originally on the team's schedule for Saturday, but a change of plans found them idle before heading to Humberstone Speedway for a Sunday SOS event.

Cory and Ryan started on the front row of their heat race at Humberstone, and Ryan got the better of his brother to take the win. Cory settled for the runner-up spot, but had better luck in the draw for A-Feature starting spots, as he got the pole while Ryan got 5th. Jamie finished 4th in his heat to start 10th in the A-Feature, while Havard finished 5th in his heat to start 14th in the A-Feature.

Cory led the first 17 laps of the A-Feature until eventual winner Dylan Westbrook got by. He held off Ryan Susice to take a runner-up finish.

Ryan lost his front wing on the third lap of the A-Feature and was forced to re-start at the tail of the field. He recovered to finish 9th.

Jamie advanced to finish 8th in the A-Feature, while Havard also advanced to finish 11th.

“It was good to go back to Humberstone after racing the Thunder Stocks and Sportsman there weekly," Ryan noted of the team's past seasons at the Port Colborne track. "Right out of the gate it was like we never missed a beat, winning the heat and fast in the feature until the front wing tore off. The car was still fast even though we were missing down-force on the front of the car. Also, a very strong run from (Cory) leading a lot of laps.”

The team will be back in action this Friday at Ohsweken Speedway's Art Hill Memorial Night. Cory is currently 5th in the Ohsweken championship standings, but just 8 points out of 3rd. Ryan is 8th in the standings, while Jamie is 11th.

SEASON STATS -#11 Jamie Turner: 19 Races | 0 Wins | 5 Top Fives | 12 Top Tens -#91 Ryan Turner: 21 Races | 0 Wins | 10 Top Fives | 14 Top Tens -#97 Cory Turner: 24 Races | 0 Wins | 8 Top Fives | 14 Top Tens

LINKS Website: www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca Twitter: @11teamturner19 and @CTMotorsports_ Facebook: search "Team Turner Racing" and "Cory Turner Motorsports" YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/racingteamturner

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Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (August 11, 2016) - This Saturday is the highly anticipated return of the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP to Butler Speedway for the Butler Bash presented by ACL Race Series Engine Bearings. People are still talking about the SOD show at Butler on May 21 that was highlighted by the largest sprint car field of the year at Butler and a dramatic finish line pass for the win by SOD point leader Brian Smith over former Butler champion Doug Zimmerman.

With all the anticipation, who has the most to prove? Is it Smith who wants to prove the win was no fluke and the only question should be why he didn’t take the lead sooner? Or is it Doug Zimmerman who will be out to prove that the only reason he didn’t win was that he was maybe a little over-confident?

Maybe it is Steve Irwin, second in SOD points, who finally overcame struggles with the wings to win the last SOD show at Crystal on July 16. Could be Fremont, Ohio’s Dustin Stroup or Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti who finished second and third at Crystal.

How about Butler point leader Shelby Bilton who can prove he isn’t intimidated by SOD’s or Butler’s best. Or will it be senior citizen Ken Mackey who won at Butler last week?

Don’t forget veterans Mark Aldrich, third in SOD points, and John Gall, fourth in SOD points, who both have countless laps with both SOD and Butler. We certainly can’t forget SOD’s Brad Lamberson who already has a win and a second at Butler this year.

What about 305 cubic inchers Tom Schinderle and Dan McCarron? They are out to prove that bigger isn’t necessarily better, giving away 105 cubic inches to the big dogs. Schinderle has a second and third and McCarron has three top fives in SOD competition this season

Or is there someone else lurking in the shadows with something to prove and is ready to pounce? So who is going to be the 2016 Sprints On Dirt Butler Speedway ACL Bash Master? We will know Saturday night.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you 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), Engine Pro (Lucky Dog Sponsor), Lane Automotive (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (SOD Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor & SOD Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor & Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor). In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Kistler Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Ti22 Performance, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, License 2 Play, Simpson Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), Racing Optics.

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY PROMOTER REMEMBERS BRYAN CLAUSON!

(Perris, CA, August 11, 2016) Saddened by the death of Bryan Clauson, Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian reflected on the superstar racer on Wednesday afternoon.

“First and foremost, everyone at Perris Auto Speedway sends their prayers and condolences to Bryan’s fiancé, family and all of his friends,” Kazarian said. “Bryan Clauson was the perfect race car driver. He was a dedicated champion who could drive and win in anything he ever sat in. Anything! However, he excelled at more than just winning races. He was a true ambassador for the sport. He had time for everyone. Whether it be fellow competitors, officials or the fans. No matter what the situation, he had a friendly smile and good word for everyone. Especially the children. He loved them and they loved him back.”

Kazarian continued.

“He was so easy to deal with. Whenever we needed him for a press release or an interview, we would send a text or call him and he would respond instantly. His response was pretty much always the same. ‘Whatever you guys want and whenever you need it.’ Probably the only time you could not get him was when he was in a racecar.”

Over the years Clauson won a total six times at The PAS. The first victory came at the Glenn Howard Classic on November 2nd, 2009. The last time he won on the Riverside County half-mile was at the 2016 season opener on March 5th.

Bryan Clauson poses with a young fan after winning the March 5th main event at Perris Auto Speedway. Doug Allen photo.

His biggest win at The PAS came at last year’s Oval Nationals. His perseverance just to start the Saturday night main event was as memorable as the actual race itself.

“He blew an engine late in the main on Friday night and they did not have another with them,” Kazarian said. “His friend and sometimes car owner Mike Martin had an engine he could use. The only problem was it was located in Phoenix, Arizona. Many drivers would have called it quits at that point or they would have sent somebody else to go pick the engine up. Not Bryan Clauson! He got in a truck and drove over night to Phoenix. He picked up the engine and turned right around and drove straight back to Perris. He then went on to win the main event. In the 21-year history of Perris Auto Speedway, nobody deserved to win a main event more than that. He earned it in more ways than one and I will never forget that.”

Persons interested in donating to Bryan’s fund may direct their contributions to the USAC Benevolent Fund website at: http://usacbf.org/cash-donation/

Donations to his fund may also be made by check. Please make the check out to “USAC Benevolent Fund” and mail to:

USAC Benevolent Fund

124 E. Northfield Dr., Ste F #129

Brownsburg, IN 46112

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Chad Kemenah Finishes Third In Wednesday Night’s Knoxville Nationals Opener

By: Joe Burrage

Knoxville, IA – (August 10, 2016) - Chad Kemenah started his 56th Annual Knoxville Nationals off with a solid third place finish on Wednesday night’s opener. Kemenah did a fantastic job later in the feature to hold off a hard charging Daryn Pittman to earn a spot on the podium when the checkered flag fell.

“This is the Knoxville Nationals, this is the race every sprint car driver wants to win, Shane Stewart and Donny Schatz both ran excellent races and we were able to hold our ground,” said Kemenah. “I have thank everyone that has helped us out tonight it was a complete team effort and it feels great to be standing on the front stretch in front of this massive crowd.”

Kemenah knew he had two very important qualifying laps earlier in the evening and the veteran driver timed in 11th overall. From there the beautiful black Hunter Racing No.10H pushed off for the first heat race of the night.

Starting in the sixth position for the first ten lap heat race Kemenah quickly jumped into the fifth position from his starting spot. Kemenah and Jeff Swindell would battle for the final transfer spot until a late caution flag involving Matt Covington. On the ensuing restart Kemenah lined up in the third position was able to get a great run on Jeff Swindell and make the pass exiting turn two. From Kemenah continued to work the bottom of the speedway as he gained ground on the race leader Daniel Harding. On lap nine Kemenah was able to get around Harding in turns one and two and pull away for the win.

“Starting in the sixth position I knew I had to make something happen right away and get into a transfer spot,” said Kemenah. “The car was excellent I ran cushion in turn two one time and decided the bottom was where we needed to be and it worked. I saw the leaders get into each other there and knew if I could get by Jeff Swindell and hit my marks I would have a chance at maybe taking the lead and it all worked out. Getting the heat race win from sixth is so important for our point total but also our overall confidence as a team, we have worked super hard on this car all week and we will move on to the feature to see what happens next.”

Next up for the Hunter Racing Team was the 25-Lap; A-Main with 200 valuable points up for grabs. Starting in fifth position alongside defending Knoxville Nationals Champion Donny Schatz, Kemenah was going to have his hands full for this one.

Kemenah and Schatz wasted no time at all after Doug Clark waived the green flag as they split front row starting Wayne Johnson, on lap three.

As the race continued Kemenah and Schatz would battle for position multiple times and but Kemenah had other plans as he moved into the third position on Lap-13. There would be one final yellow flag that would bunch the field up and Daryn Pittman was on the move using the bottom of the speedway. Kemenah would get a great jump on the restart and maintain the third position. Kemenah tried to run down Shane Stewart and Donny Schatz late in the race but was unsuccessful, as he crossed the finish line in third place. “We had a pretty good car tonight, this is huge step in the right direction for Saturday night and it takes a little bit of pressure off us,” said Kemenah. “My brother Brian (Kemenah) has had this car working great all year long and that’s what we have been good at all year is being consistent, so maybe on Saturday night we can be just as consistent or even a little better. We are sitting in a great spot right now for Saturday night so we will see how things go and I have thank Rob and Rita Hunter for giving us this opportunity and everyone that is associated with this team we could not have done this without all their support.”

After Wednesday night racing was completed and the points were totaled Donny Schatz and Chad Kemenah are both tied with 476 Points, Schatz holds the tie breaker though so Kemenah is still sitting in a great position for Saturday night.

“I am very pleased with our point total, and this would be the highest point total I have ever had here at the Knoxville Nationals and that says a lot about our entire racing operation here at Hunter Racing,” says Kemenah. “We have a great opportunity on Saturday night and we have to take advantage of it but it will not be easy, Donny Schatz, Shane Stewart and a lot of other drivers are all wanting to win this race just as bad as we do so we will give it everything we got.”

Chad and Brian Kemenah would like to thank all of the loyal sponsors that help support this race team, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Seneca Energy Corp, Kistler Racing Engines, Champion Racing Oil, Maxim Chassis, Elite Wings, DKW Transport, and JRC Transportation. We also have to thank all of our fans that have supported us we thank you so very much.

 

 

Rob Lindsey Scores WSS Win #3 At Willamette

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Lindsey Racing) Lebanon, Oregon- The Wingless Sprint Series would make the trip to Willamette Speedway on Saturday, August 6th. It would be the one and only time the tour would make the journey to the 1/3-mile clay oval. A total of fifteen cars would be in attendance.

It would be Rob Lindsey’s night once it was time for the main event. The Sherwood chauffeur, starting fourth, wasted no time getting to the lead. He would feel a bit of pressure by Eugene’s Kyle Miller in lapped traffic but unfortunately, Miller would get up into the fence ending his night early. After the Lindsey checked out and dominated the rest of the distance to win his third race of the 2016 season.

Hillsboro native Theo McCarty placed second followed by Tim Alberding, out of Salem, in third. Eagle Creek youngster Lindsay Barney was fourth while finishing fifth would be Jake Gilman, from Forest Grove.

Rob Lindsey was fast time of the night as well as the evening’s trophy dash winner. Heat races were won by Kyle Miller and Tim Alberding.

The Wingless Sprint Series will take a few weeks off before they return to action. They’ll be on tap for the Open Wheel Spectacular at Madras Speedway on August 20th. Stay tuned to wingless.nwextremeseries.com for more information.

Race Summary: Wingless Sprint Series Race #8 Saturday, August 6th, 2016 Willamette Speedway Lebanon, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 23-Rob Lindsey; 2. 24-Theo McCarty; 3. 52-Tim Alberding; 4. 57-Lindsay Barney; 5. 8H-Lance Hallmark; 6. 15R-Jake Gilman; 7. 1-Tony Thomas; 8. 11X-Chris Batalgia; 9. 29T-Tommy Moreno; 10. 21-Mike Griffith; 11. 9G-Matt Schultz; 12. 6A-Kyle Miller; 13. 12R-Darren Rothe; 14. 4E-Nathan Ellertson; (DNS) 50-Brad Rhodes

Heat 1: 1. 6A-Kyle Miller; 2. 24-Theo McCarty; 3. 23-Rob Lindsey; 4. 8H-Lance Hallmark; 5. 9G-Matt Schultz; 6. 29T-Tommy Moreno; 7. 11X-Chris Batalgia

Heat 2: 1. 52-Tim Alberding; 2. 15R-Jake Gilman; 3. 57-Lindsay Barney; 4. 1-Tony Thomas; 5. 21-Mike Griffith

Qualifying: 1. 23-Rob Lindsey; 2. 52-Tim Alberding; 3. 24-Theo McCarty; 4. 50-Brad Rhodes; 5. 9G-Matt Schultz; 6. 57-Lindsay Barney; 7. 6A-Kyle Miller; 8. 15R-Jake Gilman; 9. 8H-Lance Hallmark; 10. 1-Tony Thomas; 11. 11X-Chris Batalgia; 12. 4E-Nathan Ellertson; 13. 29T-Tommy Moreno; 14. 21-Mike Griffith

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports makes headway in MSA double shot

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 10, 2016 – As the 2016 racing season turns the corner and builds momentum toward the home stretch, Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team continue to search for the right combination to be a consistent threat at the front of the field.
Last week’s Midwest Sprint Association doubleheader at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam on Friday, Aug. 5 and The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, Aug. 6, saw the team make progress in certain areas, which it hopes will carry over during a busy August schedule.
On Friday, Aug. 5, Pokorski Motorsports was among 20 MSA sprint car teams that checked in to do battle at the high-speed horsepower half mile. After posting a season-best second place finish in the MSA’s last appearance at the Dodge County half mile, Pokorski drew the eighth starting spot in the second sprint car heat race. Following a good start, Pokorski passed Samantha Portschy and Dick Kaiser before the entrance to turn one on the opening lap.
On the second lap, Pokorski powered past Andrew Westphal in turn two to move into fifth place. As cars then began to spread out on the mammoth half-mile track, Pokorski held strong en route to a fifth place showing.
After starting fourth in the MSA A main, Pokorski stumbled a bit on the start, which allowed Tim Haddy to sneak by along on the frontstrech on the opening lap of the race.
Several laps later, Doug Pietz backed his car into the turn one outside wall to bring out the first caution of the event.
Luck was not on the team’s side on the ensuing restart, as two lapped cars restarted just in front of Pokorski along the low groove. In turn, this allowed Kurt Davis and Wayne Modjeski to work their way past Pokorski using the outside groove.
After a series of cautions and restarts, Pokorski held on to post an eighth-place showing in the final rundown behind race winner Tony Wondra.
“We did not run the same set up as when we finished second a month ago,” Pokorski Motorsports Crew Chief Dave Schultz said. “We had an eighth to 10th-place car in July, but with the crash on the frontstretch that took our two or three of the frontrunners, we got in the mix at the front of the field.
“Paul was not comfortable with the car that night and that is why we decided to run what we had brought there last fall in the J&J car,” he said. “They are two totally different cars, so that is why we needed to change other things as well. Paul tried everything to keep the car from darting back and forth in the corners, but was not really successful. We will bring a whole new set up to Dodge County in the fall.”
On Saturday night, the team headed back to the Plymouth Dirt Track where it hoped to improve on the previous week when it failed to earn a spot the main event.
Pokorski started sixth in the third MSA heat race and due in part to very dry, slick track conditions he was not able to make up any positions and wound up in sixth place.
Due to a healthy contingent of 34 MSA cars in the pit area, a two B main formula was used to determine the final six qualifiers for the A main.
Needing to finish third or better to qualify for the A main, Pokorski found himself starting in the fourth place in the second B main. In the opening laps, Pokorski was passed by Chris Clayton to fall to fifth place.
On lap four, Pokorski swooped up to the thick, high cushion where we quickly found his rhythm.
He passed Clayton for fourth on lap 5 and two laps later bolted around Jason Johnson to seize the all-important third place A main transfer position. Pokorski didn’t stop there though as he moved in to duel with Nich Melis for second. The two drivers battled side by side in the closing laps before Pokorski pulled ahead to secure a second-place finish.
After starting the A main deep in the pack from the 20th position, Pokorski again found the treacherous cushion to his liking. In the early stages of the race, Pokorski worked up five spots to grab 15th.
On lap 11, the ever-changing track surface started to take rubber on the bottom, which prompted Pokorski to fall in line down low. As the field ran in freight train formation during the second half of the race, Pokorski was relegated to running low.
With two laps to go in the 25-lap race, Pokorski moved into 12th place when Josh Teunissen briefly slipped out of the tacky rubber.
Pokorski held on to finish 12th, while Donny Goeden cruised to his fifth victory of the season at Plymouth.
This weekend brings another MSA doubleheader starting with the Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday night, which will feature Autograph Night and an extra $600 for the winner of the MSA A main.
On Sunday night, the MSA will make its first appearance at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie in eight years.
“We have only run at Angell Park once in 2008 for the ‘Wingless at the Prairie’ event in 2008,” Schultz said. “The feature was cut short just after halfway that night due to so many cautions.
“Many cars, including our car, did not finish that night,” he said. “Our frame was pretty much junk after missing the cushion in turns 3 and 4. Despite the trouble we had the last time we were there, I am optimistic going into Sun Prairie because I think Paul adjusts well to new tracks.”

Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday with racing to follow at 6 p.m. at the Plymouth Dirt Track. Saturday night is autograph night at the Plymouth Dirt Track and all kids are invited to stop in the Pokorski Motorsports pit area to pick up a signed Pedal Down Promotions Fast Track picture card and other goodies.

This Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing to follow.

Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Goeden’s Auto Body
Goeden’s Auto Body, located at 2417 Highway 28 East in Kewaskum, has been in business since 1971. In 2015, David “Dusty” Goeden took over ownership of the family-owned business.
Goeden’s Auto Body specializes in quality, top-notch auto body repair, with a focus on collision work. Goeden’s also offer classic vehicle restoration and rust repair, and will work with all insurance companies. Goeden’s Auto Body uses PPG paints and clear coats, offers towing services and a locked fenced storage area. Continuing the Goeden’s Auto Body tradition, free loaner cars are also available.
“At Goeden’s Auto Body, we were born to perform. With over 50 years of doing business and our racing involvement on and off the track, we know how to treat our customers like winners. With every job, we push ourselves to improve our performance and deliver a winning product. We work with all insurance companies, provide free computerized estimates and loaner vehicles while we repair your vehicle. Give us a call when you need a tow or some auto body work. Remember you, not your insurance company, have the right to choose where to take your vehicle for repairs.” – Dave “Dusty” Goeden, Goeden’s Auto Body owner.
For more information on Goeden’s Auto Body, call 262-334-2759 or e-mail goedenauto@gmail.com.
Pokorski Motorsports would like to direct special recognition to R&H Enterprises, Goeden’s Auto Body, Christel Sign and Goodwin Racing Engines for helping to get the team’s new 2016 Maxim on the track this season.
The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2016 season include: 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
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.
2016 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, August 13 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Sunday, August 14 – Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie (MSA)
Saturday, August 20 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Wednesday, August 24 – Manitowoc Speedway (MSA)
Saturday, August 27 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)

2016 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 19
MSA events – 16
IRA events - 3
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 4
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 9
Heat Race Victories – 4

 

 

Winged 360 Sprint Car Drivers Lining Up For Shot At $1200 Payday At Antioch Speedway

By Don Martin II Antioch, CA...August 11...A steady stream of different visitors have come to compete at Antioch Speedway in the first nine All-Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car races this season. During that time, only past champion McCarthy has won more than once. McCarthy finds himself locked in a close championship battle with point leader Billy Aton. What presents these two drivers with even more of a challenge is that they never know who is coming to town for the $1200 in first prize money awarded to the Main Event winner. The roster looks different every week.

Last week, it was a pair of Petaluma Speedway competitors at the front of the pack, and Roberto Kirby found himself battling Seth Nunes late in what would be a thrilling finish. Hailing from Medford, Oregon, Nunes won the Sprint Car championship at Cottage Grove Speedway last season and landed the ride in the Jim Van Lare car this season. Still looking for his first feature victory, Kirby led much of the way, but Nunes made his charge at the end. A last lap pass earned Nunes the winner's paycheck, forcing Kirby to settle for a personal best second place finish. By all accounts, this was the most exciting race of the night.

While the lead duo was putting on a show, Aton turned in a solid performance with his third place feature finish. Aton was coming off of the second place finish the week before behind his closest rival McCarthy. McCarthy made sure the points didn't change much as he won his heat race and then finished fifth in the Main Event. This has every appearance of a battle that will go down to the final checkered flag this season. Between these two drivers in fourth at the finish last week was the Dan Gonderman. It was the second straight Top 5 finish for Gonderman, who is hoping to make a run for his first feature win in this division. Considering his background as a feature winner in three divisions at the track and as a two time Wingless Spec Sprint champion as well, it will not be a surprise to see Gonderman get a victory.

Like his two fellow Petaluma Speedway competitors at the front of the pack, Zack Lynsky figured to be in the battle for victory as he was coming off of a win a night earlier in Chico. A past feature winner at the track, Lynsky started his night off with a heat race victory. Come Main Event time, he was ready to go, but his race ended on the opening lap as he flipped his car. It was a disappointing outcome for Lynsky, but a decent debut for Bob Newberry. Newberry rose through the ranks at the speedway in the same three divisions Gonderman has competed at and was a winner in all three classes. Much like Gonderman, he is a past Wingless Spec Sprint champion, and he took the checkered flag in sixth on this occasion. Newberry was behind the wheel of the car owned by teammate Chris Magoon, who is the 2014 champion.

Rookie Tim Burcher continues to get better with each start and would take the checkered flag in seventh ahead of Matt DeMartini. Lynsky was credited with a ninth place finish. Stephen Ingraham and Adam McCarthy both had mechanical issues in preliminary events that kept them from starting the Main Event.

Promoter John M. Soares remains committed to establishing this division, and there have been some good races so far. This Saturday night should be another great show, and other drivers who could be in action this week include Burt Foland Jr., Rick Brophy, reigning champion Shawn Arriaga and Steve Jaquith. And, of course, you never know who else might show up from week to week with $1200 on the line to the winner. For further information on this week's race and other happenings at the track, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.

2016 Antioch Winged 360 All Star Series Points

Billy Aton 422 Art McCarthy 397 Dan Gonderman 270 Burt Foland Jr. 206 Shawn Arriaga 189 Rick Brophy 174 Matt barber 136 Bobby McMahan 136 Matt DeMartini 120 Chris Magoon 118

2016 All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car Schedule

August 13 August 20 August 27 September 10 September 17 September 24

Past Champions

1998-Gary Geving 2007-Art McCarthy 2010-Craig Smith 2013-Chris Magoon 2014-Chris Magoon 2015-Shawn Arriaga

Recent Feature Winners 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 August 2, 2014: Zack Lynskey June 21 2014: Bradley Terrell June 10, 2014: Chris Magoon April 5, 2014: Kurt Nelson May 4, 2013: Shawn Arriaga April 13, 2014: Chris Martin September 17, 2011: Billy Aton July 30, 2011: Craig Smith September 15, 2010: Jeremy Burt August 25, 2010: Craig Smith April 24, 2010: Craig Smith March 27, 2010: Craig Smith March 20, 2010: Ryan Risconi September 26, 2009: Jeremy Burt August 29, 2009: Jeremy Burt

 

 

Tickets on sale for the Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic at Angell Park Speedway, featuring the World of Outlaws & IRA

SUN PRAIRIE, Wisc. — August 11, 2016 — Tickets are now on sale for the Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA), along with the Badger Midgets at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on Sunday, August 21 and can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

The Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic marks the inaugural event for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the historic third-mile oval. The IRA has raced twice at Angell Park this season, with Scotty Thiel picking up both wins.

Donny Schatz, the seven-time and defending series champion, leads the way for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The veteran driver has won a series-best 16 races in 2016 and also leads the series in top-five and top-10 finishes. David Gravel, who was victorious last month in Wisconsin at Wilmot Raceway is second in points, followed by Brad Sweet, Daryn Pittman and Joey Saldana.

Shane Stewart, who won the opening night of the Knoxville Nationals on August 10, is currently sixth in points, with Jason Johnson seventh, Logan Schuchart eighth, Jason Sides ninth and Paul McMahan 10th.

Jeremy Schultz is the current IRA point leader, with Thiel in second, while Scotty Neitzel sits third. Matt Vandevere holds down the fourth spot in the standings and Kyle Marten rounds out the top-five.

Tickets for the Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Cars at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on Sunday, August 21 can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023.

For more information on tickets, visit https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

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NAPA AUTO PARTS & PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS PREP FOR BIG NIGHT. . . . .

THE ULTIMATE DOUBLE-HEADER TO ATTRACT THE ULTIMATE TALENT TUESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 23 AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY

NEW EGYPT, NJ – The NAPA Auto Parts Jersey Rush VI presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings returns to the New Egypt Speedway on Tuesday night, August 23 the ultimate double-header program of 410 sprints and modifieds with a talent filled field of competitors expected. In the 410 sprints, expect two time Jersey Rush winner JJ Grasso along with Lucas Wolfe, Ryan Smith, Greg Hodnett, Davey Sammons and Kyle Reinhardt just to name a few. In the modified ranks look for Billy Pauch, Ryan Godown, Jimmy Horton and Billy Pauch Jr to be in the thick of the battle. Both divisions will compete in a series of qualifying events leading up to a 30 lap feature for both the 410 sprints and modifieds. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM. In the event of rain, Wednesday night, August 24 will be the rain date.

Prior to the racing action, fans will be treated to a special pre-race Meet and Greet from 5:00-6:00 PM. All race fans are welcome to visit the pit area and get an up-close look at the stars and cars competing in the JERSEY RUSH VI. Spectators can enter the pit area from the gate behind the fourth turn grandstands. Be sure to get your copy of the Jersey Rush VI Program Book so you may collect all you favorite driver autographs.

The 410 Sprint Cars will race for a $5,000 winner’s share, with $1,000 going to the tenth place finisher and $400 to start the A-main. The area’s fastest Sprint Car drivers will compete in 10 lap heat races – set from time trials, and a 12 lap B-Main before the 30 lap main event. Only approved Hoosier H-Series tires will be eligible for competition. $100 in tow money will go to all pre-entered non-qualified cars.

A $300 bonus will be available to the highest finishing 360 Sprint Car, and the URC wing rule will be in effect for the 360 and 358 Sprints only.

The Modifieds will compete for a $3,000 top prize with $1,000 going to the fifth place finisher and $200 to start the feature event. Drivers will draw for heat race groups and take part in timed warm-ups with an invert of four heading into the qualifying heats. Six cars will qualify with the top-four finishers locked into the redraw. Modifieds MUST use American Racer tires with a left rear 44 compound and a right rear 48 compound. Competitors have the option of running a Big-Block with windows or a Small-Block with Sail Panels. Big-Blocks must weigh a minimum of 2,500 lbs.; Open Small Blocks must weigh a minimum of 2,450 lbs.; Spec Small Blocks on alcohol must weigh a minimum of 2,350 lbs. and on gas a minimum of 2,275 lbs.

There is no entry fee, but drivers are encouraged to pre-register by calling 443-513-4456 – pre-registered competitors will receive one pit pass for the driver. Pre-entry deadline is August 19.

Adult Admission for Jersey Rush VI is $30, Children (6-11): $10 and Children 5 and under are FREE! Pit admission is $35 with no license required.

Pit Gates open at 3:30 PM, Grandstands open at 5:00 PM, the Driver’s Meeting will be at 6:15 PM, Warm-Ups at 7:00 PM and racing at 7:30 PM.

For full event information fans and competitors can visit www.jerseyrushrace.com – the website contains rules, full payout information, and entry forms.

NAPA Auto Parts & Pioneer Pole Building presents…

JERSEY RUSH VI

Tuesday, August 23 (Rain Date: August 24) 7:30 PM

New Egypt Speedway

720 Route 539

New Egypt, NJ 08533

Event Information: Len Sammons: 609-888-3618 or Bob Miller 443-513-4456

 

 

Discount tickets for FVP Missouri High Bank Nationals at U.S. 36 Raceway now available at O’Reilly Auto Parts

OSBORN, Mo. — August 11, 2016 — Discount General Admission tickets for the FVP Missouri High Bank Nationals, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and National Sprint League at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Saturday, September 17 are now available for purchase at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores.

Each General Admission ticket purchased at an O’Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

With the O’Reilly Auto Parts $5 discount, Adult General Admission tickets purchased at participating stores are $32, while Child General Admission (6-12-years-old) are $12. Children ages five-under will be admitted free in the General Admission seating section.

To find an O’Reilly Auto Parts store, visit

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/fi/storeresults/osborn/MO/50.oap.

For additional information as well as to purchase advance reserved tickets for the FVP Missouri High Bank Nationals, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and National Sprint League at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on Saturday, September 17, visit https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com. Reserved seats can also be purchased by calling 815-344-2023.

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Remaining 2016 NCRA Sprint Events Confirmed!

Park City, Kansas – August 10, 2016 - Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products have announced the remaining 2016 schedule for the series 360-ci sprint car division. Schedule boasts five races at three different venues.

Setting idle since July 16, the tour gets back into race action on Saturday night, September 3, at 81 Speedway in Park City for a huge night of Labor Day weekend race action that will also see the series modified, late model and mod-lites in competition. The night will also be “Steve King Foundation” night at the speedway with various events being raised for the non-profit organization that assists injured drivers.

After a one month break the tour will make their final 2016 appearance at 81 Speedway on Saturday night, October 8, and for the first time in recent memory the venue will not be hosting the season finale. Just one week later on Friday and Saturday night, October 14-15, the tours first appearance of the season takes place at Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Nebraska with both nights co-sanctioned with the Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series.

Wrapping up their third straight weekend of racing action will also conclude the 2016 point season as Salina (Kansas) Speedway will host their second and final event of the season on Saturday night, October 22. Once again the point championship looks to go right down to the wire as three drives have a shot at the championship while the other touring regulars hope to end their season in victory lane and stake their claim to the highest position possible in the final point standings.

Currently, six-time and defending tour champion C.J. Johnson of Quinter holds a 30-point lead over Nebraska’s Don Droud, Jr. while former two-time champion Jeremy Campbell sits just 170 points out of the lead.

For a complete look at the balance of the 2016 NCRA sprint car schedule, as well as results and point standings, check out the series official website www.racencra.com; their facebook page NCRA Racing Series or call the office (316) 755-1781.

Remaining 2016 NCRA Sprint Car Events

September 3 81 Speedway Park City, Kansas

October 8 81 Speedway Park City, Kansas

October 14-15 Butler County Speedway Rising City, Nebraska

October 22 Salina Speedway Salina, Kansas

 

 

Scotty Thiel - Doomed at Dodge followed by Hard Charge Top 10 at PDTR

8/10/2016

Scotty Thiel and the #64 STM team raced a double header weekend with the IRA Sprints. Night one started at Dodge County Speedway in Beaver Dam, WI where Scotty was running in the top three before a nozzle line fell off and forced him to pull off for the night. The team followed that event up at Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds on Saturday where they started off the night changing engines but later found out a fuel line was the gremlin. Scotty would charge his way through the field and overcame the night with a top 10 finish in the A-main event.

Friday night at Dodge County Speedway, Scotty drew a 66 pill which placed him to go out 21st in the qualifying order. 23 cars were in attendance for the IRA Sprint portion of the evening. Scotty laid down a 17.486 lap time which was 7th quick overall. He would go on to start the heat race event in the fourth position. On the start, the lead car did not get on the throttle right away and Scotty got into the back of that car and fell back several positions as they went into turn one. After coming out of turn two, Thiel was back to the seventh position. Within the next six laps, Scotty moved forward and got back into the fourth position before the checkered flag flew. This locked him into the 25 lap A-main event and also into the nights redraw. However, the worse pill was picked for Scotty as he would go on to start the main event in the 10th position. The field took the green for the 25 lap A-main event. Scotty charged up to the fifth spot in the first corner on the first lap. He continued to build up his momentum and move forward before a caution came out. The field lined back up and after taking the green flag again, Scotty continued to move forward. He drove into the third spot and had his sight on the leaders. Just shy of the halfway mark of the event, Scotty’s engine made a lower tone noise and he quickly pulled into the infield. His night would end at that point in time and ended up being scored in the 17th position. After the crew looked over the car, it appeared that a nozzle line fell off of the motor which pushes fuel into the cylinders. The noise came from one cylinder not having fuel getting pushed into it. “I made the right call to pull in after I heard the engine change tune. It was an easy fix though and I could have made it back out. I’m just disappointed for my guys and partners behind us. We had a fast car all night long and we weren’t even halfway.” Stated a disappointed Thiel after the conclusion of the event.

The team then travelled back home and prepared for Saturday night’s action at the Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, WI. Scotty drew a 56 pill for qualifying which placed him to be 29th out of 30 cars for qualifying. As the drivers were getting pushed out for engine heat, Scotty’s car would not fire off. He came back to the pits and the crew went to work to figure out the problem. They made a few changes but the car still would not fire. The decision was made to change the engine before qualifying and they missed their hot lap session. The engine was changed quickly but they still encountered the same issue as the engine would not fire. The team finally made a fuel line change and that solved all of the problems. It appeared that the main fuel line had some issue where it sucked air and did not allow the fuel to flow properly, thus, making the engine not receive enough fuel to start. Unfortunately this discovery happened a few minutes too late and Scotty would miss his qualifying attempt. He knew he would have his work cut out for him but this was the start of his nightly mission. He would start 10th in the heat race event. Top six transferred into the 27 lap A-main event. Heat race winners would go on to the redraw. The green flag flew and Scotty stormed into turn one in the middle of the track. He picked off three cars right away and continued his charge down the backstretch. He worked the bottom groove and slowly picked off cars one by one. A late race caution came out with three laps to go and Scotty had charged his way into the third position! After going back to green he made an attempt to move into second but slid back a little bit and lost some ground. He would go on to settle for a third place finish which would lock him into the A-main event but he would start deep in the field due to not having a qualifying time. Scotty started 19th in the A-main event. 27 lap event for the Frank Filskov Memorial event. At the drop of the green flag, Scotty charged to the top side of the track and began his mission forward. He picked off several cars early on before moving back down to the bottom and made more progress. He moved into the top ten with only 6 laps to go and a caution came out one lap later. This allowed the field to get bunched back up. After the restart, Thiel continued his pace on the bottom and picked off a few more positions but struggled to get around a car with two laps to go and would end up settling for an 8th place finish. “It was a respectable night for our team after starting off way behind the 8 ball. We struggled figuring out the issue on the car and just one fuel line was the issue. Our luck has not been good lately and it’s been a little frustrating for everyone. We had a really great car tonight, these guys worked their tails off literally all night long. We were better than 8th tonight, I just struggled at the end to move up a few more spots. We have a weekend off now with the Nationals coming up so this will be a great time for us to regroup and focus on the triple header weekend coming up next.” Stated Thiel.

The Scott Thiel Motorsports team will be off this coming weekend as the annual Knoxville Nationals are on tap. They will return back to action with the IRA Sprints on Friday August 19th at Wilmot Raceway for the Kenosha County Fair event. The team will again be at Wilmot on Saturday August 20th and they will follow the weekend up on Sunday at Angell Park in Sun Prairie, WI.

Keep up to date on all of Scotty’s upcoming events on www.scottythiel.com and also on the Scott Thiel Motorsports social media pages, www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports.

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