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Hagar Goes Two-For-Two in COMP Cams Interstate Cup Sprint Car Series

Memphis, Tennessee (04/23/14) – Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas continued his stranglehold on COMP Cams Interstate Cup Sprint Car Series presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It competition by racing to his second victory in as many events with the series in 2014 with a feature win at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) on Saturday night.

Twenty-four entries took part in the event at the season opener for the 1/4 mile oval, and after winning his heat race from the sixth starting spot Derek earned the pole position for the finale. He would go on to race to the victory with Cody Gardner, Marshall Skinner, A.G. Rains, and Jerod Roller rounding out the top five.

Hagar leads the latest standings with Marshall Skinner, Jerod Roller, A.G. Rains, Brandon Hanks, Johnny Gardner, Dale Howard, Robert Richardson, Cody Gardner, and Jordon Mallett rounding out the top ten in the latest standings.

COMP Cams Interstate Sprint Car Series Presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It

Updated April 23rd, 2014

Name TOTAL

1 Derek Hagar 200

2 Marshall Skinner 186

3 Jerod Roller 184

4 AG Rains 176

5 Brandon Hanks 150

6 Johnny Gardner 146

7 Dale Howard 140

8 Robert Richardson 138

8 Cody Gardner 138

10 Jordon Mallett 122

11 Jan Howard 120

12 Chris Williams 116

13 Howard Moore 108

14 Kevin Hinkle 104

15 Tim Crawley 98

15 Cody Howard 98

17 Terry Gray 96

18 Justin Sturch 94

19 Andy McElhannon 90

20 Brandon Hahn 88

20 Curt Terrell 88

The next points event will be held on Saturday, April 26th at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas). For more information on the event please visit www.I-30Speedway.com .

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It was created in 2011 to reward drivers for competing at both tracks. A.G. Rains from West Memphis, Arkansas has claimed the title in each of the first three years. For 2014 the tracks have once again coincided their schedules to not run Winged 360 c.i. Sprint Cars on the same night to further their cooperation. Each weekly racing series point’s event at each track will count toward a driver's point total in the program. Any special event does not count as a point's event for the series.

For 2014 drivers have no restrictions on how many races that they can miss at each facility to still be eligible for the season-ending point's money. Points acquired in all races will count toward the final total.

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

COMP Cams has also posted the following contingency prizes for the top five:

1st - $1000 COMP Cams Gift Certificate PLUS Trophy Cup

2nd - $750 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

3rd - $500 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

4th - $250 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

5th - $125 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

The miniseries is proud to welcome Speed Mart Inc. to the list of contingency sponsors for 2014. The Burlington, Washington company is dedicated to providing open wheel racing products that combine quality, performance and value. Speed Mart Inc. will provide a $50 Hard Charger Certificate at each event in 2014 to the driver, who advances the most positions from their starting spot in the feature. For more information on Speed Mart Inc. please visit http://www.SpeedMartInc.com .

In addition to money and contingencies, the program will reward provisionals. The driver, highest in the final top ten standings in the point's program, who doesn't qualify for the 6th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial on Saturday, September 27th at I-30 Speedway will get a provisional starting spot in the main event. Similarly the driver highest in the top ten in the final points (who didn't use a provisional at the Ralph Henson Memorial), who doesn't qualify for the Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, October 11th will get a provisional starting spot for the main event.

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

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

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

 

 

Knoxville Opening Night Win Turns Rough Week Around

PETERSEN MEDIA- After crashes Wednesday and Friday night, Ian Madsen went out and dominated the opening night at the Knoxville Raceway, giving him an early boost in what many are calling the toughest weekly show ever at the historic speedway.

“Man winning can make a terrible week feel great,” Madsen said. “To give Bret Nehring his first Knoxville win with all of our sponsors up in the sweet is a great feeling.”

Timing in seventh fastest, Madsen ran third in his heat race, and found his Nehring Construction/Logan Contractors Supply/Royal Flooring No. 18 machine on the front row of the feature event alongside fellow Australian, Brooke Tatnell.

With Tatnell getting the jump on the initial start, that was waived off due to a spinning car, Madsen stormed into the lead on the second start, as he rode the Knoxville cushion and jumped out to a very large lead.

Staying true to the top, Madsen was flawless in lapped traffic, though on a pair of occasions slower cars nearly ran him out of real estate, but he was able to clear them, and cruise on to the very impressive victory.

Madsen and his KCP Racing team kicked their week off on Wednesday night at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, IA, and in heat race action, Madsen got into a wreck while taking the green, and crashed big time, causing extensive damage to his machine.

Not nearly close to being right, Madsen and his team started the feature event, and with a very bent up car, he was able to carve his way from his 16th starting spot to pocket a sixth place finish.

Friday night, the team was in action in Granite City, IL and were involved in a pair of wrecks.

After wrecking early in the feature, Madsen rallied to get back up to the 10th spot, before a late wreck knocked him out of competition.

“Wednesday and Friday were absolutely brutal,” Madsen said. Leonard Lee and Michael Williams worked their tails off both nights and got our stuff in order for Saturday, so to win that was really huge.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply, Royal Flooring, Greenland Homes of Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Factory Kahne, Rider Racing Engines, JRS Excavating, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, The Stone Shop, Aspen Air Inc. Heating and Cooling, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Kent Performance, Revolution Race Gear, Lucas Oil, Wings Unlimited, and Kustom Concrete Pumping for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-27, Wins-3, Top-5’s- 11, Top 10’s-15

ON TAP: The KCP Racing team will be back in action this weekend at the Knoxville Raceway.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the teams website at www.kcpracing.com.

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Civil War Sprint Car Series Presented By Flowmaster Roars Back To Life Saturday Night

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Aptos, CA)- With Mother Nature washing out the second scheduled race at the Antioch Speedway in late March, the best 360ci drivers in the region come together again this Saturday night, for the first time in over a month, at the Petaluma Speedway as the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster makes their first of two stops at the speedway

This night of racing will be part of a double-header weekend for the Prentice Motorsports group, and if a driver can win at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night, and at Petaluma on Saturday, they will take home the Double Down Blackjack Bonus Presented By Tachi Palace worth a cool , $2121, making their payday a lucrative $5621 if they can pull it off.

The award is a tribute to the Tarlton family who competes regularly with PMG, but as Tommy’s wife recovers from health issues, he has stepped away from racing for the time being.

If the opening event at the Marysville Raceway Park in mid March was any indication of what the series will offer in 2014, the event this Saturday night is can’t miss as the action is always exciting at the Petaluma Speedway on the famous black clay.

During the series opener it was Andy Gregg besting the star studded field, but behind Gregg, fans were treated to some great passing as second finishing Geoff Ensign charged from 12th, fourth finishing Herman Klein, charged from the back of the B, and the back of the A in what was an impressive run, and fifth finishing Andy Forsberg charged from the back after having to make a trip to the work area, showing just how talented the field is.

At the time of press early point leader, Andy Gregg is unsure of his attendance, and a red hot Geoff Ensign is hot on his tail after one event, and with this event being at his home track, where he has been on a terror in 2014, Ensign will look to stay hot and give Bret Lay his first Civil War win.

During the series’ last event at the Petaluma Speedway in September of 2013, Sean Becker powered to the win in a race that gave him the series point lead for the final time before claiming the Championship. After a podium finish at the opener, Becker and his new Main Motorsports team will look to build on Becker’s past success at the speedway.

Another local driver in the mix is Penngrove, CA native, Alissa Geving. Mixing her past success at the Petaluma Speedway, the former track champion was in the hunt during the series opener and was one of the strongest cars on the track until a late race spin knocked her out of the second spot.

Following his very impressive opening night run, Herman Klein and his Josh Bates team have spent the last two weeks at the Petaluma Speedway in preparation for this event, and both the team and driver are feeling very confident as they come into the event fresh off of two third place finishes, as they continue to have a very strong start to their season.

Other drivers that are expected to be in competition are Shane Golobic, who has three series wins at the speedway, Jonathan Allard, seven-time series champion, Andy Forsberg, Steven Tiner, Matt Peterson, Jeremy Burt, who has picked up a win at the Marysville Raceway Park in recent weeks, Justyn Cox, Justin Sanders, Willie Croft, and many more talented drivers.

The Civil War Sprint Car Series would like to thank Flowmaster, BR Motorsports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, CRV Carbon Solutions, Design 500, Dirt Solutuion, Taco Bravo, Hansen Machine, Frankland Racing Supply, Fuel Safe, Hoosier, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Kaeding Performance, King Racing Products, KSE Power Steering Products, MotoWear, MPD, All Pro, RCM Design, Rod End Supply, Racing Optics, SRP, Swepco, VSR, and Weld Racing for their support.

ON TAP: The Civil War Sprint Car Series Presented By Flowmaster will return to action on Saturday, April 26th, at Petaluma Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.civilwarsprints.com, or ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints.

CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360 Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2014, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.

 

 

Pleasing Easter Trail for Anderson

Despite the 2013-14 season being one of limited appearances, Grant Anderson was able to cap the season with a pleasing top-three overall finish in the final Easter Sprintcar Trail point standings.

Anderson, who claimed the 2008-09 season Easter Trail overall point standings win, managed to finish all three nights of competition – Avalon Raceway, Borderline Speedway and Premier Speedway – inside the top 10 of the feature race. These performances rewarded him with a third-place finish in the overall point standings.

“We had a really good run over the nights and were rewarded with a pleasing overall result,” said Anderson. “Three consecutive nights on three different tracks does create its fair share of challenges, but when you can come away with consistent performances overall three nights makes it very rewarding for the whole team.”

The Vic # 37 Fuchs Lubricants / Latrobe Valley Bandag supported COOL driver paid tribute to the efforts of his team throughout their short 2013-14 season.

“Not being able to race regularly does have its disadvantages, but my team hasn’t missed a beat,” he praised. “It has been the support of my team that has played a massive part in being able to remain competitive.”

Anderson finished the opening night on Good Friday at Avalon Raceway in an impressive fifth after starting from the back of the field (position 18 due to a fourth-place finish in the B main), then on the second night on Saturday night at Borderline Speedway, he finished 10th after starting from that position due to the track being locked down, and on the third and final night on the Sunday night at Premier Speedway, he drove strongly to qualify fifth for the feature race and then went on to finish second behind local Jamie Veal.

“Due to a poor time trial on the opening night, we were left to play catch up, which we managed to do very well,” commented Anderson. “On the second night, the track was a fast freight train – where no one was able to pass anyone, and then on the third and final night, I had a great run in the feature race and was chasing after Vealy (Jamie Veal) for the lead, but I wasn’t able to get a run on him in lapped traffic and ended up second.”

The Easter Trail brought to a close the 2013-14 season for Anderson.

During the off season, Anderson and the team will work out their 2014-15 season plans.

Grant Anderson and the Anderson Motorsport team are proudly supported during the 2013-14 season by the following sponsors: • Fuchs Lubricants • Latrobe Valley Bandag • D&F Racing Products • Centastate Civil Contracting • Bockman Batteries • Foster Chassis • Townsend Service Centre

To find out more about Grant Anderson visit his official website: www.grantanderson.com.au

 

 

Carson McCarl – First 360 Win Comes at Osky!

(Bill W) April 21, 2014 – For Carson McCarl, it isn’t the way he envisioned it or wanted it to happen, but his first 360 win came at the Southern Iowa Speedway with the Sprint Invaders last Wednesday night. After leading the feature much of the way, but crossing second, apparent winner Jonathan Cornell was DQed afterwards, handing Carson the win in Oskaloosa. The Altoona, Iowa driver followed that up with a feature run at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night, where he plans on towing again this weekend.

Things started well in Oskaloosa with the Sprint Invaders. “We started on the pole of the heat,” says Carson. “We were able to get the win there. In the Dash, we got a bit of a bad start, and ended up fourth. The way the redraw worked though, it worked out well. We started on the pole of the feature.”

Carson shot out to an early lead in the feature on the big half-mile. “I was really having trouble with a hole in turn one,” he says. “I really couldn’t figure it out. I was trying to go below it. Then I tried to go above it. (Jonathan) Cornell was catching me at that point.”

In lapped traffic, Carson ducked under the hole and a lapper. “I was trying to go under a lapped car in that spot and he went around me,” he says of Cornell. “He kind of left me behind there. I was able to move around a little bit searching for stuff. I found a little bit of rubber in one and two. He was still banging the cushion, so we caught up to him right away and passed him.”

Back in the lead, he encountered lappers again. “I came up behind lapped traffic again,” says Carson. “I figured if I just got in line behind them, he wouldn’t be able to get around me again. Unfortunately, he made the middle stick and got back by. Then, (Jon) Agan and I went at it for awhile. It was a really fun race.”

As the top three went through tech, Cornell was DQed for a wing infraction, and Carson claimed the victory. “He got disqualified,” says Carson. “It sucks to win like that. It just doesn’t feel the same. We weren’t the first to cross the finish line, but I’ll guess we’ll take it. We have a really fast car right now, and we’ll get another win soon.”

It was the first time Carson had qualified for a race since last year at Knoxville, and he timed in 16th quick on Saturday. “The motor we have right now has a lot of shows on it,” he says. “It was really heavy there for qualifying. Knoxville is tough this year. It seems a lot of guys have a lot of smoke underneath the hood. That put us behind the 8-ball for the rest of the night.”

Starting on the pole of his heat, he would grab the early lead, but checker fourth. “I got out to the lead there, but I made a mistake in turn three and got a little sideways,” says Carson. “A couple of guys got by me. Later in the race, Justin Henderson got by me too.”

He would finish 15th in the main event. “I really struggled in the feature,” says Carson. “We had the car really tight, and I was loose coming off (the corners). I just never got comfortable. Next week, we’ll have a different motor, and I think we’ll be a lot better.”

Carson would like to thank Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, Inc., Deanfield Farms (Gary and Sally Dean), Berryhill Racing, Vortex, Rossie Feed & Grain, Hoosier, DeBerg Concrete, HRP, Engler Machine, Phil and Vivian, Rider Racing Engines, Justice Brothers-Gillund Enterprises, Country Builders Construction, CM Rock, Bayaire Industries, Hinchman Racewear, Schoenfeld Headers, BMRS, Crow Safety, Butlerbuilt, KSE, Aurora Rod Ends, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, Bell and Jocko's for all their help!

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Keep up to date on Carson’s racing at www.CarsonMcCarl.com!

Twitter: @CarsonMcCarl

Carson’s Releases!

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WAR set for two new tracks

California, MO(April 22, 2014)-After a successful debut at Callaway Speedway in Fulton, MO last Friday, the WAR Sprint Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps will compete at two more new tracks this weekend in Kansas and Missouri. WAR will make an appearance at a Kansas track for the second time in its existence as they head to Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, KS on Friday April 25. Billed as the" smoothest track in Southeast Kansas", Humboldt is a high banked 3/8 mile oval that is sure to provide some great wheel to wheel racing for the WAR competitors. Gates will open at 6PM with racing set for 8 PM. Admission is $13 for adults and kids $5. Please go to humboldtspeedway.com for any other information about this Friday's race. On Saturday April 26, WAR will head to Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg, MO to take part in the grand reopening of the high banked 3/8 mile oval. The speedway has had some winged sprint car shows during its existence, but this marks the first time that a sanctioned non-winged group will compete here. Racing is scheduled to start at 7 PM. Admission for adults is $12, with military and senior citizens over 65 each being $10. Kids 6 to 12 are free. Pit passes will be $25. Please go to centralmissourispeedway.net for any more information about Saturday's race. A pair of Kansas drivers will lead WAR into Humboldt. Mitchell Moore, from Edgerton, has won both races this season and currently leads the season points. Chad Goff, from Spring Hill, currently sits second in points and has two second place finishes to his credit. Leading the Missouri contingent into the weekend will be 73 year old Bob Thoman. Thoman, from Higginsville, has set fast time at both races this season and currently sits third in the season points with a third place finish to his credit. Josh Stephens from Buckner is currently fourth in the season points with Pacific's Pete Palazzolo rounding out the top five. The trip to CMS will be extra special to one WAR competitor as Warrensburg's Taylor Walton will get to race in front of his hometown fans. Walton, last year's WAR runner-up, is piloting the potent Jesse Hockett Racing #77 and will be a threat to pick up his first career WAR win. For more information about the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps, please go to warsprints.com or go to Facebook and join the WAR-Wingless Auto Racing Series.

 

Jerrod Hull – Tales from Tri-City!

(Bill W) April 22, 2014 – Last Friday night marked the third outing for the Rockwell American #12 team and driver Jerrod Hull. For the team, it was a bit of a disappointment when they checkered seventh in the feature at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, but they are set for when the Midwest Open Wheel Association takes flight again the weekend of May 2 and 3 in Lincoln and Flora, Illinois.

Jerrod drew a starting spot outside of row two in his heat race. “We were able to get the jump there into third,” he says. “We just ran third. We really didn’t have anything for the first or second place car. It was fast and around the cushion.”

For the first time this season, the Sikeston, Missouri driver failed to win his heat and compete in the Dash. However, the heat finish was strong enough to set him up inside row five for the feature. “We just really weren’t that good there either,” admits Jerrod. “We took off and passed a couple of cars. We were running right with them there, not able to do much passing or anything. We weren’t losing any ground either.”

The veteran went to work trying to find a line around the 3/8-mile oval to his liking. “I was searching around for the rubber a little, because I knew it was coming,” says Jerrod. “I found it on the bottom, and I started catching the cars in front of me. About that time, the top took rubber too, and I ended up getting passed by a couple of cars. I ended up finding my way back up there, and falling in line.”

Jerrod would checker seventh. So far, the three-time and defending MOWA champ has scored a win in the series’ opener at Jacksonville, Illinois and a sixth place finish at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. The team still has a -12 motor first built in 1996 between the frame rails. “It’s an older motor, but I’m thankful we’re able to run it,” says Jerrod. “Otherwise, we’d be walking around the track! We’re waiting on some rods on another engine. It may have helped us a little bit to have the newer motor, but that wasn’t our whole problem. Christopher Bell was gone, but he had engine problems. Brady Bacon was fast too, but I don’t see a reason if we had the car right, we couldn’t have had a respectable finish behind those guys.”

The team is still searching for a good feel on the track. Their next opportunity will be at Lincoln, Illinois on May 2. “I don’t know why we haven’t been on it,” says Jerrod. “We didn’t have a really good finish at Burlington. We just weren’t good at Granite City either. We weren’t that good in the heat, and we weren’t much better in the feature. That’s one of my favorite places to race. I know we’ll work on it, and the next time we go there, we’ll be a lot better. It was just an off night.”

Jerrod and the #12 team would like to thank: Rockwell American, Midland Performance, Super Shox, Sebastian Sand Blasting & Powder Coating, Inc., Chuck’s Small Engines, Don Hamilton, HRP, Lighthouse Christian Center, Logo Daddy, Hoosier Tire, Simpson, Weld, Automotive Machine, Maxim and Heartland Trailer Manufacturing.

 

 

Brandon Wimmer – Good Night at Attica Sets Up Two-Race Weekend!

(Bill W) April 22, 2014 – Last Friday night at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio, Brandon Wimmer and the Hammer Motorsports #24H took to the track for their second outing of the season. The tough Attica local field was bolstered by several All Star regulars for a car count in the mid-30’s. It was a successful night for the Fairmount, Indiana driver and his team, coming home sixth at the end of the night. They plan on returning to Attica this Friday night, before hitting Fremont Speedway on Saturday.

Time trials went well in a new process that Attica has implemented. “They have a new format this year for qualifying at Attica,” says Brandon. “You qualify with your heat group by pill draw, three cars at a time. I think it will work well once they get it figured out. We were able to get quick time in our heat. The top four times are inverted in the heat, with the top two finishers making the redraw for the first four rows.”

Starting fourth, Brandon shot into second place and held it down to the checkers to earn an opportunity to redraw for the feature. “The car was really good in the heat,” he says. “It wasn’t a normal Attica racetrack. It was a little tacky and rough to the center. There was pretty good racing all night really. There was a bottom groove and a top groove.”

Brandon drew outside row one in the main event. “We thought the track was going to slick off a lot more than it did,” he says of the team’s setup. “We just had the car too tight to start with. I think we fell back to seventh or eighth at one time. Towards the end, we worked our way back to sixth.”

Considering the team’s first outing resulted in a tire issue that ended the night early, it was good for momentum to have a solid finish. “Overall, it was a good night,” says Brandon. “We didn’t really have any issues. We had a full night of racing in. We’re only going to get better as we work together more.”

For those unfamiliar with local racing in Ohio, it features some of the best racers in the sport. “Attica and Fremont on a normal night is really tough,” says Brandon. “There are a lot of good cars. You have (Craig) Mintz, Byron Reed and those guys. Friday, you had the All Star guys there too, so it was tough. It will be good for us to run two races this weekend to get ready for the Outlaws (May 2 and 3 at Eldora).”

The Hammer Motorsports is looking for additional partners to expand their schedule in 2014. Those interested can e-mail Brandon Wimmer at Brandon7TW@yahoo.com or Hammer Motorsports at hammertime24@ymail.com.

Hammer Motorsports would like to thank the following for their support: Crown Batteries, OC Shocks and Meggit Sandblasting and Powdercoating.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Crazy Knoxville Opener!

(Bill W) April 22, 2014 – The season opener at the Knoxville Raceway didn’t disappoint, and Terry McCarl was in the middle of it all, laying down quick time and checkering fifth in the feature. The stiff competition will be there all summer long, but the seven-time track champion will be ready week in and week out.

TMAC qualified quickest in the 32-car field with a lap of 15.085 seconds. “We have a good motor,” he says. “It wasn’t one of those deals where you went out early or late and the track hurt you. We went out amongst the heavy hitters. (Engine builder) Tommy Rider kind of changed the motor around, and I really like this thing. It’s a brand new motor. The credit goes to that not me. That, and the A.R.T. chassis is rolling around so well right now.”

The first heat race included two-time champion, Brian Brown, ex-Outlaw Craig Dollansky, Ian Madsen, Lynton Jeffrey and others. TMAC made his way from sixth to fourth. “I tightened the car up in the heat, and tried a couple of things,” he says. “I was just way too tight and not rolling in the corner. It was a tough field. You throw in a couple more guys, and that was a feature.”

The 20-lap main event had fans on the edge of their seat. It was a dogfight in positions four through eight, and TMAC was right in the middle of it. “I don’t know what was going on up front, but from where I was, it was crazy,” he says. “You’re never happy to run fifth, but that’s probably the most fun I’ve ever had doing it. It’s like an Outlaw show, and you race it that way. In a local race, you can make mistakes and get away with it. In an Outlaw show, you pay the price. That was the way it was Saturday.”

TMAC battled with Brian Brown, Justin Henderson and Mark Dobmeier at times during the feature. Those battles included slidejobs and numerous close calls. “It was a 130 m.p.h. chess match,” says TMAC. “On the start, I was right on Brown coming out of two, and I had a difficult time getting by him. He and I were going at it. We were both getting over the cushion and out of the groove and cutting across the track. We were in heavy traffic, and (Justin) Henderson went by us both. It was crazy. I was able to get by Brown, and then I had a good run on Justin and I did wheelie coming out of turn four. I had to get off of it.”

With positions gained and lost, TMAC ended up fifth and exited the first night third in what will surely be a hectic point race all season long. “It was everything I thought it was going to be, and everything I was hoping for the fans,” he says. “The competition was crazy, and it’s just the beginning. You’re going to get the travelers like Shane Stewart, Rico (Abreu) and the Buffalo Wild Wings car coming in quite often. Maybe they should add about five laps and bump the purse a little bit, because it’s tough money right now.”

To check out opportunities to partner with TMAC Motorsports on a nightly basis, visit www.TerryMcCarl.com or call 515 957-0020!

Front Row Challenge Tickets on Sale!

The 19th Annual Casey’s General Stores/Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company will be held Monday, August 4 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Tickets are now on sale! For more information, call Front Row Challenge Enterprises, LLC at 515 957-0020. For further information, stay tuned to www.OskyChallenges.com!

Websites for the McCarl Gang!

Driverwebsites.com develops the websites for the McCarl boys. Check out www.TerryMcCarl.com, as well as www.AustinMcCarl.com and www.CarsonMcCarl.com!

This Month in TMAC History!

On April 27, 1991, TMAC drove the Offill #88 to victory at the San Jose Fairgrounds over Rick Martin, Tom Henry, Scott Luhdorff and Danny Olmstead.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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

TMAC Motorsports would like to thank sponsors Country Builders Construction, Rossie Feed and Grain, Bosma Poultry, SnowPlow Snow Pushers – www.TheSnowPlow.com, DeBerg Concrete, Colin Bulmer – Bayaire Industries, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Berryhill Racing, Phil and Vivian, Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises, Ryan Yager Trucking, Vortex Racing, Hoosier Tire, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, Rens Trucking, NutriShop – Maple Grove, MN, HRP, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Bob and Beulah Elder, Engler Injection, T&P Brothers, Winters, DriverWebsites.com, CM Rock, Jocko's Sprint Parts, Sander, Brown and Miller, Pro Shocks, Ben Cook, Bell Helmets, Burnett's Rock and Landscaping, Van Der Brink Trucking, Van Der Brink Designs, Morgan Strawberry Farms, Buttman BBQ, Aurora Rod Ends, Crow Safety, Justice Brothers, KSE Steering, Strange Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Scribner Plastics, Waterman Fuel Pumps, Weiland Racing, Butlerbuilt, PBS Bushings and Mote Fasteners.

 

 

Reidy’s Weekend of Consistency

Danny Reidy enjoyed a consistent run throughout the Tri-City Sprintcar Shootout Series over the Easter Long Weekend and was rewarded with a fourth-place finish in the final point standings.

Over the three consecutive nights of the Tri-City Shootout Series, Reidy finished both of the opening two nights at Maryborough Speedway and Archerfield Speedway in fifth, and then completed the series with a fourth in the third and final round at the Toowoomba Speedbowl.

In the opening round on Good Friday at Maryborough Speedway, Reidy qualified fifth in time trials, and then ran seventh and third in his two heat races. He had scored enough points to qualify into the top -8 shootout and finished in eighth. After starting from position eight in the feature race, he worked his way forward to finish in fifth despite suffering front wing damage from an opening lap accident.

Reidy then ventured to Archerfield Speedway for the second round on the Saturday night. After qualifying sixth in time trials, he recorded a pair of fifth-place finishes in his two heat races. Once again, he earned a spot in the top-8 shootout and on this occasion ran fifth. He then recorded back-to-back fifth-place finishes in the feature race.

The third and final round at the Toowoomba Speedbowl on the Sunday night resulted in Reidy achieving his best feature-race finish of the weekend: a fourth. This came after time trialling 10th and running fifth and third in his heat races. Despite not qualifying into the top-8 shootout for the first time, he was able to charge from position 11 in the field to finish one spot shy of the podium in fourth.

“We battled for front running pace but still managed to come away with some good results,” the NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs support Maxim driver said. “Despite not having the best of weekends, it was still pleasing to be able finish all three nights inside the top five.”

This Friday and Saturday night (April 25 and 26) at Archerfield Speedway, Reidy will be aiming to claim the Queensland Title winning spoils. With multiple Queensland Title runner-up finishes in past seasons, Reidy is hungry for success and nothing less.

Reidy Racing would like to thank Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs, Downs Tinting & Signs, P&M Motor Body Repairs, Gonzo’s Race Pipes and Inglis Race Engines, for all of their 2013-14 season support.

To find out more about Danny Reidy and Reidy Racing, visit www.dannyreidy.com

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: JESSICA ZEMKEN JOINS CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP CHASE

Ohsweken, Ontario – April 18, 2014 – The roster for Ohsweken Speedway’s Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division continues to grow in advance of Opening Night on May 16. The latest name on that list is Sprakers, New York driver Jessica Zemken, who will race the #77 for the Hill’s Racing Team.

Jessica’s resume includes wins in Modifieds and Sprint Cars, and a track championship at Utica-Rome Speedway. She become the first female feature winner in American Sprint Car Series history in a Patriot Region event at Brockville Ontario Speedway in 2007, and last year became the first female driver to qualify for Oswego Speedway’s International Classic 200.

“JZ” has been a regular visitor to Ohsweken over the years with various Sprint Car tours, and she has contended for feature wins on several occasions. A flat tire on the last lap was all that separated her from an Empire Super Sprints tour feature win at Ohsweken in 2006, in fact. She joins the growing weekly roster which also includes 2013 Ohsweken winners Glenn Styres, Jamie Collard, Mitch Brown, Jim Huppunen, and Mikey Kruchka.

The Hill’s Racing Team #77 owned by Miles and Pam Hill will have support from Corr/Pak Merchandising, Townline Variety, Iroquois Hereford Farms, M-One, and Tobacco Plus. Jessica’s schedule will also include asphalt racing, with weekly Supermodified competition at New York’s Oswego Speedway on Saturday nights. Visit the Corr/Pak Merchandising website at www.CorrPak.ca, the Hill’s Racing website at www.HillsRacingTeam.com, and Jessica’s website at www.JessicaZemken.com

Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing begins on Friday, May 16 with 2014 Opening Night, including 25 lap features for the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, and Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, 20 lap features for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and a 15 lap feature for the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Hagar Steals the Spotlight for Fourth Win During Season Opener at Riverside

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (April 22, 2014) - When Derek Hagar wants to give the fans a good show, he goes all out.

With cameras rolling for a potential television show about the racing in the area, Hagar crashed, jumped and charged to his fourth victory of the season last Saturday during the season opener at Riverside International Speedway.

"It was pretty exciting," he said. "They were doing the video deal for the reality show. They got some good footage and we made it pretty exciting for the fans. I think they got enough excitement and drama that they have a good leg to stand on."

Hagar opened the night by drawing a high number, which started him on the outside of the fourth row for his heat race. However, he was bumped up one row prior to the start because another driver elected to start at the back.

"It was one of those heat races that seemed like it would never get started," he said.

Hagar collided with another driver who spun on the second attempt at a start. The contact broke the left front radius rod on Hagar's sprint car, which was put on the hook and hauled into the work area. The team made the necessary repairs and Hagar restarted the race fourth.

"We tried to start four times after that before we finally got a good start," he said. "It was ridiculous."

Hagar maneuvered into the lead during the first half of the heat race and he cruised to the victory, which gave him the most points of any driver. That earned him the pole for the 20-lap main event.

After the initial start of the feature was called back, Hagar got the jump the next time and he began to set sail.

"I never really looked back from there," he said. "We had a real good car."

Just after the midpoint of the feature disaster nearly struck as Hagar raced through traffic. As he was about to drive around another competitor entering turn one, that driver appeared to move up. Hagar darted to the bottom, but so did the driver who was about to be lapped.

"I jumped his left rear tire," Hagar said. "I pretty much jumped over the front of his car. The car bounced pretty hard. I probably went three feet in the air. How I didn't flip I don't know. We stayed green."

Hagar managed to hang onto the car and despite the right side panel of the top wing being nearly ripped off and the drag link and front axle being bent, he powered to his fourth victory in six races this season.

"It's our hometown track," he said. "We live five minutes from there. Any time you can make the fans happy you're doing something right."

Hagar is scheduled to compete at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., this Saturday. He claimed the season-opening race at the bullring on April 5.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 19 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 4 wins, 5 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

Ride along with Hagar during his victory at I-30 Speedway on April 5 thanks to this video by Jones Sports Media: http://youtu.be/JDYTr1M4KjM

APPAREL -

Hagar has t-shirts, hats and koozies available for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes at. To see his schedule, visit http://www.DerekHagar.com/schedule.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FSR Radiators

Located in Gallaway, Tenn., FSR Radiators has been supplying high-performance, all-aluminum radiators to the racing community for many years. For more information, visit http://www.FSRProducts.com.

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

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Make it Three Wrens for Reutzel!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 22, 2014) – Fresh off his first ASCS National win the previous weekend, Aaron Reutzel continued his winning ways by topping the Nolan Wren Classic for the third consecutive year on Saturday night at the Gator Motorplex in Willis, TX.

Saturday’s triumph for the Clute, TX, racer followed a charge from 18th to third on Friday night at Waco’s Heart O’ Texas Speedway and marked the fifth consecutive finish among the top four for the Stafford Performance-powered Bob and Christie Miller’s Car Parts Machine/Wren’s Motorsports No. 87 Triple-X team.

“I’m really happy with our program right now, we’re fast right out of the trailer wherever we go,” Reutzel commented after the ASCS Gulf South weekend. “I’m excited to get back on the National Tour.”

Another strong weekend got off to an ominous start when an engine detonated in Friday’s heat race action at Waco. “It was one of our older engines fortunately, it’s done though.”

After a quick engine change by Reutzel and crew member Ryan Beechler, Reutzel gridded the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine outside row nine in the feature event.

“We were rocket fast, I still felt like we had a good chance to win from 18th,” Reutzel explained. “The track was rough and heavy, the harder you drove it in the better you were.”

Reutzel worked his way into the top ten in short order then was fifth when the final caution flew with eight laps to go.

Reutzel made quick work of Justin Melton and Kevin Ramey to move up to third and was with the lead duo as the white flag flew.

“Blake (Hahn) slid (Brandon) Berryman for the lead then I drag raced Berryman off the final corner for second,” Reutzel explains. “I thought I had him, but the transponders said different.”

“I made a couple of mistakes early in the race that cost me a couple of positions, without those I could have got up there quicker and probably got the win.”

Reutzel and the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/BC Fundz/Wright Way Logistics team moved on to the Gator Motorplex in Willis, TX, on Saturday night for the Nolan Wren Classic, a race that Reutzel had won each of the previous two years.

And he was intent on making it three in a row.

After winning his heat race from the pole position, Reutzel remembered his lucky charm for the redraw just in time. “Last year Nora Wren, Nolan’s wife, redrew the pole for me,” Reutzel comments. “I stopped the redraw to find her and she drew me a two.”

But with the track on the verge of taking rubber, the outside may not have been the place to be.

“They reworked it and there was just a little moisture up top,” Reutzel explains. “I packed that in before we got started so I’d hopefully have something to work with it.”

It worked out perfectly.

“I got just enough of a run to get an edge about halfway down the straightaway then chopped them off getting to the corner to get down low,” Reutzel says.

“The rubber came after that in about seven laps, I just sat on the bottom the rest of the way,” Reutzel explains. “When I got to traffic I just waited for a mistake, otherwise I wasn’t going to press the issue.”

Picking up his second win in as many Saturday nights, Reutzel explains that, “I put more pressure on myself to win that race since we’ve know the Wrens for so long. It feel great to win that race three years in a row.”

Reutzel will enjoy some family time this weekend before a pivotal month of May that includes ten nights of ASCS National Tour competition.

2014 Quick Stats: 17 races, 2 win, 8 top-fives, 12 top-tens, 2 heat race wins, 2 “B” Main wins.

Up Next: ASCS National Tour action at Outlaw Motorsports Park in Wainwright, OK, on Friday, May 2, and Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, AR, on Saturday, May 3.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on track-action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on racinboys.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Starks Extends Top-10 Streak to Four Straight Weeks in Pennsylvania

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (April 22, 2014) - Trey Starks extended his streak of top 10s to four consecutive weekends in Central Pennsylvania.

Starks advanced from 14th to an eighth-place result last Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. It also marked his fourth top 10 in five races against the famed Pennsylvania Posse.

He opened the night by qualifying 14th quickest before he finished second in his heat race, which started Starks on the outside of the seventh row for the main event.

"We got a really good start," he said. "We were up to eighth right away."

Starks picked up a half-dozen positions in the first two laps. He then battled within the top 10 for the remainder of the race before ending eighth.

"I made a couple of mistakes," he said. "We could have maybe had a top-five finish, but I pulled the trigger too early on some passes. And then we made a mistake in lapped traffic. All in all, the car was really good and we ran a smooth race."

Saturday's race at Port Royal Speedway was more difficult as Starks ran into an issue midway through his heat race.

"We were running seventh halfway through the heat," he said. "I went in the corner and just about spun the thing out. It felt like I had a flat tire. I pulled it out of gear and we got a caution."

The crew looked it over in the work area and without a noticeable problem, Starks returned to restart last. He picked up a pair of positions in the final laps to finish sixth, which locked him into the main event.

"We came in from the heat and didn't wait to hook the water heater up until 15 minutes until the main," he said. "One of the water hoses started dumping out the bottom of it. We blew a water hose in the heat and didn't realize it. We couldn't get it fixed in time to push off. It was really hot and the motor never cooled down. If it was colder we would have figured it out earlier."

Starks was unable to start the main event.

He will return to Williams Grove Speedway this Friday and to Port Royal Speedway this Saturday for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions events at the tracks.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 18 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 8 (14).

April 19 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Heat race: 6 (8); Feature: DNS (17).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at any race he attends as well as on http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SpeedMart

Established in 2004, SpeedMart has developed into a leading supplier of sprint car and racing products in the Northwest. For more information, visit http://www.SpeedMartInc.com.

"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 Southstar Equipment, Starks Timber Processing, Blue Dot Fabrications, King Racing Products, Masco Petroleum, RCC Powder Coating and Emory Transmission for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Lasoski Finds Familiar Role With Friends From Roth Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (April 22, 2014) - Danny Lasoski has reunited with former car owners and friends Dennis and Teresa Roth of Roth Motorsports.

Lasoski, who drove for the Roth's from 1997 to 2000 and then claimed the National Sprint Tour championship in 2006, received a call last week about hopping into the car for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

"Dennis and Teresa Roth mean so much to me as not only car owners, but as friends," Lasoski said. "I was really honored. I want to thank them for believing in me."

Lasoski opened the doubleheader on Friday by using the same setup the team had with its previous driver.

"It was terribly loose the first night," he said. "It just didn't fit my driving style. The car was down and sliding. Thanks to Todd Ventura and the guys. They worked hard all night long. We didn't get the result we wanted, but we knew what we wanted to fix for the next night."

After advancing from 17th to a 12th-place finish in the main event on Friday, Lasoski and the Roth Motorsports team worked on the setup on Saturday. Shock guru Wayne Priddy adjusted the shocks and the team changed some of the setup.

Lasoski qualified 10th quickest and placed second in his heat race to advance to the main event. After starting on the outside of the fifth row in the feature, Lasoski began to maneuver toward the top five.

"Then the motor started laying down and I couldn't figure out what was going on," he said. "The next thing I knew the nozzle line came off. I got covered with fuel. My guess is it got knocked off."

Lasoski, who was inside the top 10 when the issue occurred, was unable to finish the race.

"We saw advances throughout the weekend," he said. "I can't thank Dennis, Teresa, Todd and the whole team enough for the opportunity and I look forward to the next test this weekend."

Lasoski will remain in the Roth Motorsports car for this weekend's World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Friday and at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 8 (6); B Main: 4 (3); Feature: 12 (17).

April 19 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: DNF (10).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for the Spring Classic with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DannyLasoski.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyLasoski

APPAREL -

Lasoski has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at his race trailer at every race. For a list of his scheduled races, visit http://www.DannyLasoski.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Roth Motorsports

Roth Motorsports is a premier sprint car organization formed in 1992 by Dennis and Teresa Roth. For more information, visit http://www.RothMotorsports83.com.

"Dennis Roth is a true champion," Lasoski said. "He has the fire like I do to win. He's a passionate owner and I think the world of him."

Lasoski would also like to thank the Creason Pipeline Services, Michael Ross Foundation, Chase Contracting Inc., Ditzfeld Transfer, Engler Machine & Tool, Open Joist, Arctic Cat, Triple X Race Co., Kistler Engines, Lincoln Auto Auction, Penske Racing Shocks, Wings Unlimited, Winters Performance Products, Speedway Motors, QA1, MSD Ignition, Hoosier Racing Tire, Five One Media, Driver Websites and Ocala Lawns for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

 

 

Oswego Speedway’s Weekly Contingency Partnerships Climb as 2014 Season Draws Near

OSWEGO, NY (April 22, 2014) – When Oswego Speedway goes green flag racing on May 3 and May 10, the Speedway’s weekly contingency program will go into effect giving racers something extra to race for on each night of the upcoming season.

A total of nine weekly contingency partners have signed on so far for 2014, offering cash, certificates, and product to both the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions valued at over $12,000 for the season.

More partners are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

“In a time when local businesses seem to be struggling, we are fortunate and honored to have strong ties and relationships with so many great partners,” said Oswego Speedway PR Director, Dan Kapuscinski. “Our weekly contingency program continues to grow each year and serves as a tremendous avenue to give back to our many loyal and supportive race teams, while helping to promote our outstanding partners.”

The Novelis Supermodified division will contend for seven weekly contingency prizes during the 2014 season.

The Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger and Up & Comer Awards will return this season. The Hard Charger Award will again will go to the driver advancing the most positions in the night’s main event, while the Up & Comer Award will be handed to the highest finishing driver in the main event that has never won a Supermodified feature.

Each week these recipients will receive a gift certificate to Lighthouse Lanes for a free sheet pizza, 25 chicken wings, and a cosmic bowling lane to be used for driver and team.

New this season in the Supermodified ranks will be the Radical Racegear Lap Leader Award. The driver that leads the most laps in each Novelis Supermodified main event will earn a $100 product certificate to be used at Radical Racegear, based in Greensboro, NC.

Supermodified drivers will also once again compete for the Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint heat race challenge in 2014. The driver that wins the most Novelis Supermodified qualifying heat races this season will be entitled to a free custom helmet paint job by Shell Shock founder Noah Ennis.

Heat race winners in the Supermodified division will also earn a hot and fresh pizza delivered by Cam’s Pizzeria.

All Supermodified winners in 2014 will also earn a case of Brad Penn Racing Oil in 2014, whether they win a heat race or main event.

Another new Supermodified contingency partner will be Enders Racing Engines. Any driver competing with an Enders Racing Engine, that also displays an Enders decal, will earn a $100 certificate for winning a regular Supermodified show.

Enders will award a $500 certificate if their engine drives to victory in the Davis Bros. Inc. $10,000 Mr. Novelis Supermodified main as well as the Budweiser International Classic 200.

A total of six weekly contingencies will be on the line in Oswego’s Pathfinder Bank SBS division.

Among those pairing with the Supermodified division will be the weekly heat race contingencies provided by Cam’s Pizzeria and Shell Shock Custom Helmets as well as the winner’s contingencies from Enders Racing Engines.

Any driver competing with an Enders Racing Engine, that also displays an Enders decal, will earn a $50 certificate for winning a weekly SBS show and a $250 certificate for winning the Bud Light SBS Classic.

Contingencies specific to the SBS division include the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger Award and the Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer Award.

The driver that advances the most positions in an SBS main will earn $25 from D&S Landscaping while the highest finishing driver that has never won an SBS main will earn $25 from Nice Price Auto Sales.

Returning to the SBS division in 2014 will be the Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award. The driver that leads the most laps in each SBS main this season will earn a $60 product certificate from Sherwood Racing Wheels.

On track activity begins at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, April 26 with the annual open test session for all racing divisions. Testing will run from 1-5pm on April 26 and is free for spectators to sit in the main grandstand.

Racing action at the Speedway begins on Saturday, May 3 with the 64th annual Gater Racing News Opening Night featuring the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series ‘Irish’ Jack Murphy Memorial 56 and the opening round of the Pathfinder Bank SBS Road to the Championship.

The Speedway’s flagship non-wing Novelis Supermodified division will kick-off their 53rd consecutive season of racing at the Home of Supermodifieds on Saturday, May 10th presented by Mitchell’s Speedway Press and Planet Fitness of Oswego. Nearly 30 Novelis Supermodifieds are expected in be in action including defending champion Otto Sitterly, Indianapolis 500 veterans Joe Gosek and Davey Hamilton, and Novelis Supermodified Rookie of the Year contender Jessica Zemken.

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway and LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

Novelis Supermodfiied Weekly Contingency Program (2014)

- Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger Award: Product Certificate

- Lighthouse Lanes Up & Comer Award: Product Certificate

- Radical Racegear Lap Leader Award: $100 Product Certificate

- Shell Shock Custom Helmets ‘Heat Race Challenge’: FREE helmet paint work

- Enders Racing Engines Winners: $100 weekly product cert., $500 Mr. Super-Classic

- Brad Penn Oil: (1) FREE case of oil to all Supermodified winners

- Cam’s Pizzeria: (1) FREE pizza to all heat race winners

Pathfinder Bank SBS Weekly Contingency Program (2014)

- D&S Landscaping Hard Charger Award: $25 cash

- Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer: $25 cash

- Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award: $60 Product Certificate

- Shell Shock Custom Helmets ‘Heat Race Challenge’: FREE helmet paint work

- Enders Racing Engines Winners: $50 weekly product cert., $250 Classic

- Cam’s Pizzeria: (1) FREE pizza to all heat race winners

 

 

Danny Lasoski

PETERSEN MEDIA- Danny Lasoski returned to the seat of the Roth Motorsports machine for the weekend at Devil’s Bowl, and after working some kinks out during Friday night’s event, a little bit of bad luck knocked ‘The Dude’ and the team out of Saturday’s race.

Timing in 17th on Friday night, Lasoski continued to try and get comfortable in the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle, and in heat race action slipped back to an eighth place finish, and was forced to go through a B main.

With the team working vigorously to adapt to both the track, and a new driver, Lasoski would finish in the fourth spot of the B, and transferred to the feature event, where he lined up in the 17th spot.

On a track that held moisture around the bottom, Lasoski was able to pick up a few spots as the laps clicked off, and he brought his machine across the stripe in the 12th spot.

Making numerous changes through the day, the Roth Motorsports team was back in action on Saturday night, and time trials went much better for the team as ‘The Dude” timed in 10th fastest, earning the front row for his heat race.

With Schatz getting the jump on the start, Lasoski chased after in the second spot, and though he would hold the spot and transfer to the A, he missed out on a Dash berth, and lined up for the feature event in the 10th spot.

As the feature went green, Lasoski showed that he was much more comfortable on the second night as he hung inside the Top 10 and mixed it up with some of the best in the world until the 15th lap, when he lost power, and pulled into the work area.

“I have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth, Todd Ventura, and the Roth Motorsports organization for the chance to run at Devil’s Bowl with them,” Lasoski said. “Everyone worked hard and we got better together all weekend.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2014.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-18, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-11.

ON TAP: Danny Lasoski will be back aboard the Roth Motorsports No. 83 machine as they hit the Salina Highbanks on Friday night, before heading to the I 55 Raceway in Pevely, MO on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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

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

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Strong Start Goes South With Sooner Region For White

PETERSEN MEDIA- A night that started out with much promise for Harli White, went south in the feature event as the Lindsay, OK driver was unable to finish.

“It was not a good end to the weekend, but it was a pretty good start,” White said.

Taking on the ASCS Sooner Region at the Springfield Raceway, White lined her Lucas Oil/Mesilla Valley Transportation/PXP Racewear entry up in the second row of her heat race.

Getting off to a sluggish start that saw her fall to the back of the pack, White immediately put her right-rear tire on the cushion, and forged her way back forward, as he picked up a third place finish, and earned a spot in the redraw, where she pulled a six.

Lining up in the third row of the feature event, things went south in a hurry. The initial start was called back as White was a little anxious and jumped the start, so officials moved her back a row, putting her in the eighth spot.

The restart saw White check up for a car that was out of shape in front of her, and in doing that, she was tagged by another car, causing shock damage, but White elected to stay on the track and try to maintain.

Just making laps, White was able to pass a few cars, but with five to go, White bicycled her machine, and ultimately go a flat right-rear tire, ending her very eventful feature event with a DNF.

“The track was really racy and fun,” she said. “We had some good speed, but just got into a couple of incidents that really hampered us.”

Harli White Racing would like to thank Lucas Oil, Mesilla Valley Transportation, PXP Racewear, Simpson, Classic Seagulls UK, Eagle Motorsports, and the Shriners Hospital For Children Gavelston for their support during the 2014 season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-6, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2.

ON TAP: White will be back in action this weekend as she will race with the ASCS Lonestar Region on Friday night at the Lubbock Speedway and on Saturday night she will be at the Abilene Speedway. White is also excited to announce that her new shirts will be for sale for the first time this year at the track.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Harli by following her on Twitter @Harliwhiteracin or by clicking over to her website, www.harliwhiteracing.com.

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

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

 

 

Champion Oil Launches New Disc Brake Wheel Bearing Grease

(Clinton, MO April 23rd, 2014) Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in performance lubricants, additives, chemicals and motor oils for over 58 years, announced today the launch of a new specialty engineered Disc Brake Wheel Bearing Grease, Part #4149I.

The one pound tub of the Champion Disc Brake Wheel Bearing Grease is a Lithium complex base grease formulated with highly refined base oil and specialty additives to meet severe requirements of machinery. The appearance is smooth, somewhat tacky, slightly stringy and BLUE in color. This grease is capable of operations from minus 40°F to 350°F, but has a dropping high point of more than 500°F.

The Champion Disc Brake Wheel Bearing Grease features an excellent mechanical stability, good oxidation and corrosion protection, outstanding extreme pressure protection, wide temperature operability and water resistance.

Customers will see benefits such as;

Resisting thinning or hardening in bearings, minimizing leakage and maintaining extended life service.

 Minimal chemical deterioration over extended periods of storage and service.

 Protection of steel and copper alloy bearings against rust and corrosion

 Providing effective wear protection for ball joints, drive shafts and other parts subjected to high pressure and shock loading.

 Excellent low temperature pumpability and high temperature protection

 Resisting washout and excessive dilution by water, assuring all-weather lubrication

In general, The new Champion Disc Brake Wheel Bearing Grease is recommended for extended service in heavy-duty automotive, trucks, buses, farm tractors, construction equipment, high temp wheel bearings (disc brakes), roller & ball bearings, electric motor bearings, throw-out bearings, universal joints, chassis, fifth wheel and other applications. This grease is suitable for medium size high-speed bearings. It is a robust multi-purpose grease for a wide range of applications.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 57 years. Champion also produces and blends over 300 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, manufacturing, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about the new Champion Disc Brake Wheel Bearing Grease contact your nearest Champion Distributor, or call Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Trenca and New Crew Chief Set for Weekend at Can-Am and Merrittville

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (April 22, 2014) - Joe Trenca is excited to return to the track this weekend with his x-factor.

Trenca noted that new crew chief Darren Schott has helped the Mucci Motorsports program since he arrived and when the team tackles Can-Am Motorsports Park in Lafargeville, N.Y., on Friday and Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ontario, Canada, on Saturday, it will make a big difference.

"Before we struggled with setups at both tracks," Trenca said. "We've been pretty fast, but haven't made the right judgments. With his knowledge and his experience at both tracks and all over, I'm really excited about this weekend."

Trenca has competed in each of the past two seasons at Can-Am Motorsports Park, which will be a Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints race this Friday.

"We've had some trouble there in the past," he said. "It's a tough race track to figure out. It's very fast. It gets very slick. It's a tough track to read."

Trenca added that setup will also be key during the Patriot Sprint Tour event on Saturday at Merrittville Speedway, where he has enjoyed the atmosphere in recent years.

"We've ran there I think three times," he said. "It's a very racy track. It's a very small track. It's tough to get around. I like the track a lot."

Trenca said that his goal is to be in contention and with the experience of his new crew chief, this could be the weekend to break into the win column.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Can-Am Motorsports Park in Lafargeville, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints and Saturday at Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ontario, Canada, with Patriot Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Seals-It

Seals-It supplies products to the food and drug, heavy equipment, airline and aerospace, transportation, construction, mining, and a host of other industries, all proudly made in its manufacturing plant in Connecticut. For more information, visit http://www.SealsIt.com.

"They are a business that specializes in seals for a whole bunch of stuff," Trenca said. "They do military stuff, racing stuff, automotive stuff. Ever since I started racing quarter midgets Seals-It has been a part of the program and we really appreciate their support."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Salina Highbanks Hosts Only World of Outlaws Race in Oklahoma This Friday

Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Okla. - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will make its lone appearance in the state of Oklahoma this Friday at Salina Highbanks Speedway.

It will mark the third visit to the fast track for the premier sprint car series, which is highlighted by the "Salute to the King" tour - honoring 20-time series champion Steve Kinser, who is in his final year of chasing a championship.

"It's always good to be racing in Oklahoma," Kinser said. "We've had so many good nights at tracks all over the state since the Outlaws started, but we've only been to Salina Highbanks a couple of times."

Oklahoma native Daryn Pittman, who hails from Owasso, enters the event as the current World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship standings leader after winning the most recent event last Saturday in Texas.

After claiming his first career World of Outlaws championship last season, Pittman is tied for the series lead with three feature wins this season heading into Salina Highbanks Speedway.

"It's a place I look forward to," he said. "It's a great design. It's extremely fast for its size. It's got a lot of banking on the straightaways and the corners. It's a unique layout. I wish we ran more tracks like that."

The top four in the championship standings are separated by only 18 points and 10 drivers have already claimed at least one feature victory this season entering this weekend.

INFORMATION -

WHO: World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

WHAT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, which features open-wheeled, 900-plus horsepowered race cars, travels the country for more than 90 races at more than 50 dirt tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces

WHERE: Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla.

WHEN: Friday, April 25

TIMES: Pits open at 2 p.m.; Main gates open at 4 p.m.; Racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS -

Check out the O'Reilly Auto Parts $5 off general admission ticket special. When fans purchase a general admission ticket at a participating O'Reilly Auto Parts store they receive $5 off (adult tickets are $35 or $30 at O'Reilly Auto Parts and child tickets are $15 or $10 at O'Reilly Auto Parts ). Children 5 and younger get into the race for free. Fans need to exchange their O'Reilly Auto Parts receipt for a ticket at the main grandstands booth on race day.

A pit/combo ticket is also available, which includes a reserved seat, a pit pass and a "Class of 2014" poster of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers. Adult pit/combo tickets are $38 and pit/combo tickets for children aged 0 to 12 are $25.

For reserved seating ticket information, visit http://www.SLSpromotions.com or call 1-815-344-2023 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central) Monday thru Friday.

Also, spectators can upgrade any ticket to a pit pass for only $10 on race day.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

White Lightning Motorsports Endures Roller Coaster Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 22, 2014) - White Lightning Motorsports didn't get off to the start the team hoped for last Saturday during the Knoxville Raceway season opener.

"We all three had a little bit of a struggle," Jamie Ball said.

Competing in the 360ci class, Ball qualified fifth quickest and advanced from fifth to fourth place in his heat race. He then started on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"I had an awesome start," he said. "I went into turn one in third and was right there. Then the car was terrible."

Ball maintained a top-10 position for the entire race before settling for a ninth-place result. When he came into the pits the team found the reason for the handling issue.

"My left rear wheel nut came loose," he said. "When I came in it had backed off about a half inch. We drill out the end of our axles and put a pin in case something like this happened. I think that was why I was so loose. As long as you can keep your bad nights not so bad, you can have a good year."

Larry Ball Jr.'s return to the 410ci class started off on the right foot. He timed in 11th quickest during qualifying. However, Ball Jr. dropped from third to seventh place in his heat race. That sent him to the B Main, which he won to earn a transfer to the back of the main event.

"Just starting back there for him, some of the setup stuff needed to be changed for being in traffic because of the dirty air," Jamie Ball said. "He was spinning his tries, not really going anywhere. We've got a ways to go with the 410, but he didn't tear anything up."

Ball Jr. ended with a 22nd-place result.

Devin Kline made his 305ci sprint car debut by qualifying 16th quickest. He then finished third in his heat race to lock into the main event, which he started on the outside of the eighth row. Unfortunately, a driver spun out near the front of the field on the opening lap and Kline had nowhere to go.

"He almost had it missed," Jamie Ball said. "The guy was sitting there almost dead in the water. Devin just clipped the front end with his right rear. He didn't even get a lap in. He was pretty bummed on that."

The impact created too much suspension damage to restart the race and Kline was credited with a 22nd-place finish.

The team will return to Knoxville Raceway for action this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL - April 19 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 9 (4).

LARRY BALL JR. - April 19 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 7 (3); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 22 (19).

DEVIN KLINE - April 19 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 22 (16).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL - 1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

LARRY BALL JR. - 1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE - 1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Jamie Ball Website: http://www.JamieBall.com

Larry Ball Jr. Website: http://www.LarryBallJr.com

Devin Kline Website: http://www.DevinKline.com

Jamie Ball Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieBall5j

Larry Ball Jr. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LarryBallJr5j

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 - AIB College of Business

American Institute of Business (AIB) was founded in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1921. AIB College of Business is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational college of business in Des Moines, Iowa. AIB has an enrollment of almost 1,000 day, evening and online students. The campus features 17 buildings on 20 acres (near downtown Des Moines). AIB offers Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree programs and Bachelor of Science degrees. For more information, visit http://www.AIB.edu.

"I am an AIB graduate (Class of 2011)," Jamie Ball said. "Racing has always been a main focus in my life, but I know how important education is. After graduating high school I enrolled at AIB and in less than three years I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. I experienced all types of classes offered (Day, Night and Online). AIB offers a unique educational experience that I highly recommend. It let's you get down to business and lead a focused and professional life quicker than any other college. Check out http://www.aib.edu for more information."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank L & J Automotive, Van Gorp Construction, JJ Kane Auctioneers, Timberline Tree Service, Ostrich Racing Engines, Sweet Manufacturing, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Vocon Auctioneers, Iowa State Savings Bank, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Hoosier Tire, Bell Helmets, MPD Racing, Driver Websites, Champion Oil, Wingdance Graphics, Replay XD, The Hearing Clinic, Shell Shock and Hooker Harness for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Taking the Positive From Rough Results at Devil's Bowl Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (April 22, 2014) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. is an optimist and it shows following the Texas Outlaw Nationals at his home track.

Hafertepe Jr. had one of the fastest cars - if not the fastest - during the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series doubleheader last weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway, which is only a few minutes from Hafertepe Jr.'s shop. Unfortunately, an incident on the opening lap of the feature both nights hampered his results.

"We've always been good there because we've ran a lot of laps around that place," he said. "It was successful to go out there having not raced with those guys in a while to be the fastest. At the same rate when you have a chance to contend for the win both nights and we never even made a lap, that is disappointing. I try to look at the bright side on that. You always have to keep your head up in this sport."

Hafertepe Jr. opened the event last Friday by qualifying 10th quickest. He then powered to the heat race victory from the pole position to lock himself into the dash, which he started third.

"We had the car really good," he said. "We walked off from them in the heat race and never really got challenged. I felt really, really good. In the dash we were good as well. I just thought we were getting better and better."

After finishing second in the dash, Hafertepe Jr. started the 25-lap feature on the outside of the front row.

"On the start of the feature we had a bleeder going down in the right rear tire," he said. "The bleeder has a plastic insert and that broke. It's just a parts failure."

After getting a good jump on the opening start, the yellow flag was waved because a driver spun out. On the complete restart, Hafertepe Jr.'s tire began to deflate and he slowed in turns three and four to bring out the caution. His team replaced the tire and Hafertepe Jr. returned to tag the field.

"We had the car set up pretty tight for being out front," he said. "Back in traffic we were really bad. If we were set up to run back there we could have passed more cars."

Hafertepe Jr. rallied from last to place 16th.

He continued to showcase speed during the finale on Saturday, which culminated with the $20,000-to-win Ted Johnson Memorial.

Hafertepe Jr. qualified third quickest and then charged from fourth place to win his heat race. After advancing from fourth to third place in the dash, Hafertepe Jr. started the main event on the inside of the second row.

"When we got out for the feature I made my warm-up lap and I felt like my car was really, really nice," he said. "When I went through turns one and two to test the top, I figured the top would be the place to be. I felt like 'Man, we're going to have a shot to win this.' Coming off turn two the motor went sour on us. It dropped a valve on it. A little bit of bad luck, but that's part of it."

Hafertepe Jr. pulled to the pits on the opening lap with the engine issue and he was credited with a 24th-place finish.

He will return to action with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series this Friday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla. Hafertepe Jr. qualified second quickest and finished seventh in the main event there last year.

"We've got something that works pretty well there," he said. "We'll just go in there with the same mindset we went in with this weekend. I feel like we're going to be pretty competitive."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 16 (2).

April 19 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (4); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: DNF (3).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sam-Hafertepe-Jr-and-The-Plumbfast-Racing-Team/116304711773031?ref=br_tf

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Keizer Aluminum Wheels

Keizer Aluminum Wheels has provided custom aluminum racing wheels for any type of racing application for several decades. For more information, visit http://www.KeizerWheels.com.

"I've been using Keizer Aluminum Wheels since 2004," Hafertepe Jr. said. "They are like family to me and have been with me through the highs and the lows."

Hafertepe Jr. would also like to thank Lone Star Speedway, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Wells Racing Engines, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley's Racing Products, Fisher Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing, Pro Shocks by OC Shocks, Fire-Down Graphics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Vortex Wings, Kear's Speed Shop, Pancho's Racing Products, GPC, Joe Gibbs Racing Oils, Zemco Headers and Simpson Racing Products for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo kick-off this weekend’s “Double Down Blackjack Bonus” presented by Tachi Palace on Friday night at Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – April 22, 2014…After opening the season last week the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will continue its stretch of five straight weekend’s of action to kick-off the year during round two this Friday night April 25 at the Ocean Speedway.

The night of racing will be part of a double header weekend for Prentice Motorsports Group, with the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster competing on Saturday. If a driver can win on Friday with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo and then turn around to win on Saturday with the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster in Petaluma, they will walk away with the “Double Down Blackjack Bonus” presented by Tachi Palace worth $2121.

The bonus money is on top of the normal winners share each night, therefore if a driver sweeps the weekend they would earn $5621 for the two nights of racing. The idea behind the bonus is also to honor the Tarlton family and show as much support as possible during this time. We continue to send our thoughts & prayers to Melissa Tarlton and the whole family.

Opening night winner Brent Kaeding will be gunning to make it back-to-back this Friday night aboard the famed Al’s Roofing Supply No. 69 machine. The National Sprint Car Hall of Famer made an early pass for the lead and never looked back to scoop up yet another Ocean Speedway victory. The two-time Ocean Sprints champion also went on to finish fourth on Saturday with the King of the West 410’s in Placerville. Chico’s Jonathan Allard led early on in the feature last Friday and eventually brought home a runner up finish in the Tri-C Manufacturing No. 3c mount. The three-time KWS champ sits two-markers back of Kaeding for the lead going into Friday.

Veteran Jerry Bonnema had one of the strongest nights of his Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo career last Friday, by earning a third place finish in the main event. The driver of the Corralitos Electric Service No. 58 also qualified third quick to begin the evening and ranks third in the standings. Defending Ocean Sprints champ Brad Furr is currently tied with Lemoore’s Carson Macedo for fourth after night one.

Furr set the Ray Scheidts Electric fast time and accepted the Nobel Construction Back Row Challenge last week, eventually making his way up to 11th by the checkered aboard the Price Rite Restaurant Equipment No. 2 Sprinter. Macedo made his season debut last week and scored a solid fourth in the feature at the helm of the Elite Landscape Construction No. 21x mount.

Former Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo champ Shane Golobic of Fremont finished fifth in the season-opener and stands sixth in the standings, with Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto seventh, last week’s High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award winner Nick Green in eighth, Salinas’ Jeremy Chisum in ninth and brother Jason Chisum, along with Watsonville’s Justin Sanders tied for 10th. Green last week carved his way from 18th to seventh to earn the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award.

More drivers expected Friday night will include Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Hanford’s DJ Netto & Collin Markle, Fresno’s Koen & Kyler Shaw, Laton’s Heath Duinkerken, Visalia’s Steven Tiner, San Jose’s Wayne Katen, San Francisco’s Nick Rescino Jr., Tulare’s Dylan Black, Hollister’s Tomas Bray Scully and others.

The front gate at the Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night with hot laps at 5:15pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. All seating will be general admission with adult tickets costing $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $15 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.

Ocean Speedway & the Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Nobel Construction, Ray Scheidt's Electric, Beer Optics, B Scadden Designs, Hoosier Tires West and Kaeding Performance for their support.

For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto http://www.oceansprints.com/ and for more on the Ocean Speedway check out http://www.oceanspeedway.com/

 

 

“Andee’s Knoxville Season Kicks Off!”

Bismark,ND- April 22,2014 - After much anticipation, Andee was eager to kick off her 2014 season, as the Knoxville Raceway opened for it’s 61st season. Perfect weather graced Knoxville, as did a fantastic crowd and 81 of the best sprint cars across the Midwest. 25 cars signed in for Knoxville’s ever-growing 305 division. After group qualifying was completed, Andee had posted the 19th fastest time with an 18.755. Andee’s lap would set her up for a 7th place start in Heat 1. Jeff Wilke won the 6-lap affair, with Andee crossing the stripe in the 8th position. The 305 A-Feature would see 23 cars go for 12 laps. After a redraw shook up the first four rows of the feature, it was time for Andee to strap in for her first career feature at Knoxville. The 305 main event soon became chaos. On the initial drop of the green, contact between Kevin Hetrick and Sawyer Phillips sent Phillips into a spin and collected rookies McKenna Haase, Devin Kline and Christopher Scank in the carnage. A second start attempt saw Matthew Stelzer get sideways and Chris Walraven and Kade Higday looping their cars to avoid him. After a long green flag stretch, the final caution flew for Tanner Edwards who suffered a broken front end with two laps to go. On the ensuing restart, J Kinder lost power, and Philben break his front end after contact with Kinder. Matt Stephenson then retired from his 3rd position as the final two laps were completed. Andee brought her Kustom-powered Triple-X home 12th in the final results. She was very happy with her first night, citing it was “a dream come true” just to be racing at Knoxville. Next up for the team will Night #2 from Knoxville Saturday, April 26th!

 

Champion Oil Announces 2014 Magazine Promotion

Champion Oil, a recognized leader in development and manufacturing of top-tier synthetic lubricants, announced today their new 2014 Magazine Promotion offering a free one year subscription to one of the following -

Circle Track Magazine, Diesel Power Magazine, Hot Rod Magazine, or Street Rodder Magazine.

Proof of purchase of Champion Racing Motor Oil, Champion Classic & Muscle Motor Oil or Champion Blue Flame Performance Diesel Motor Oil is required along with entry form. Offer expires 12/31/14. See form for more details.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 55 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the automotive, racing, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion products contact your nearest Champion Distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693 or 660-885-8151. Champion; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO 64735

 

 

 

The Tarlton Family Sends Sincere Thank You

PETERSEN MEDIA- Over the last week, the racing family has came together and sent the Tarlton family numerous messages expressing their thoughts for the family with Melissa’s health issues, and the entire Tarlton Family would like to send a sincere thank you to everyone.

“There is no doubt it has been a very tough week for our whole family, but to see everyone come together, and send us well wishes was really something else,” Tommy Tarlton said. “Going through social media when I had a chance and seeing photos, hashtags, and mentions was great, and Melissa enjoyed seeing them as well, and we can’t thank our fans, and friends enough.”

Though it will be a long road to recovery, the family is happy to report that Melissa will not need a stint, and they are hoping that she will be released from the hospital on Wednesday.

“We have a long way to go to get her back to normal, but she has been so strong, and our family will be there every step of the way with her,” Tommy added.

The Tarlton family would also like to send a huge thank you to the Prentice Motorsports Grop, the group that oversees all three series’ that Tommy often competes in.

Yesterday it was announced that there would be a bonus up for grabs for a driver to win Friday’s race at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, and Saturday’s race in Petaluma, CA. The bonus was in honor of the family as in known as the Double Down Backjack Bonus Presented By Tachi Palace, and the bonus being $2,121. With Tommy’s number being 21, and his color scheme being mainly black, the group made it clear this was in honor of the family.

“We are very touched that they made such a really cool bonus in honor of our family, and we cannot thank everyone enough who made that possible,” he said. “I would love to be out there trying to win the bonus, but I will remain with my family.”

The Tarlton family will do their best to keep everyone updated on progress, but please respect the family’s privacy on this matter.

 

 

Steven Tiner Has Nightmare Of A Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA: Steven Tiner lived a nightmare over the weekend. He had a weekend that he can simply ‘pull a tear off’ on and move forward. Friday night Tiner was on the move before a spin knocked him out of contention, and on Saturday night, the Visalia, CA driver was involved in a lap one incident that got him upside-down.

“It was just not a good weekend,” Tiner said. “The cards did not fall our way, and it’s unfortunate because I think we had great cars both nights.”

Taking in the opening night at the Ocean Speedway with the Taco Bravo Series, Steven Tiner struggled a little in time trials, as he timed his Wright Process/Larry Davis Farms No. 94 entry in 11th fastest.

Starting on the pole of his heat, Tiner cruised to the win, and earned a spot in the night’s redraw, where the six pill put him in the third row for the feature event, on the extremely slick surface.

With nearly all drivers working the extreme bottom of the speedway, Tiner seemed to be the lone ranger off that groove and searching for his own. Seemingly finding something in the middle of the track to his liking, Tiner slowly began gaining positions.

TIner’s run lasted 10-laps though, as he lost the handle on his machine, forcing him to the back, where he would wind up with an 18th place finish.

Bolting a 410ci power plant into his STR machine on Saturday night, Tiner headed to the Placerville Speedway to compete with the King of the West Series.

With 35 cars on hand, Tiner timed his machine in 18th fastest, putting him behind the heat race inversion.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, Tiner was able to dodge a huge pile up in front of him, and went on score a third place finish, putting him in the feature event, though he lined up in the 8th row.

At the start of the feature, trouble ensued, and contact from another competitor sent Tiner’s machine upside down, and ending his night.

“It’s part of the sport, but you hope to never really have these kinds of weekends,” Tiner says. “We will get to work, and come out next week looking to redeem ourselves.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Elma Lanes, Harvest Supply, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, Dan Olson Race Products, Sander Engineering, Sweet Manufacturing, Good Ridge, Schoenfeld, Western Metal Company, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Tiner will for sure be in action on Saturday night at the Petaluma Speedway for the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster event, and is hoping he can make a return trip to the Ocean Speedway on Friday night.

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Chapple Bounces Back With Second at Gas City

PETERSEN MEDIA- Coming off of a very tough weekend with the USAC National Dirt Midget Series, Isaac Chapple and his team put the pieces back together and headed to Gas City, IN on Friday night where Chapple put together a very nice run to secure a second place finish.

“It was a great weekend considering the weekend we had in Kokomo, IN,” Chapple said. “I was pretty sore, but we were able to get things put together and come back and race.”

Heat race action saw Chapple line his CFH Enterprises/AR Jackson Plumbing/Brown’s Roofing entry up on the outside of the front row, and when the race went green, the Wilkinson, IN driver shot out to the lead, never looking back as he picked up the win putting him in the feature event.

Finding himself on the pole of the feature event, Chapple again got off to a great start, as he grabbed the lead aboard his Quality Walls and Ceilings/VMS Motorsports/Ultimate Off Road entry, with a couple of drivers hot on his tail.

The battle for the lead heated up on the fifth lap, and Chapple ultimately gave the top spot to Chett Gherke.

Not letting Gherke out of his sight, Chapple continued to chase after him while running in the second spot, and though he gave Gherke a couple of looks, he was unable to complete a pass, and settled for the second spot.

“I will take second and build on it,” he said. “You obviously want to win, but it’s early and we are still learning. I can’t thank everyone for all of their help this week, and at the track.”

Isaac Chapple Racing would like to thank CFH Enterprises, AR Jackson Plumbing, Brown’s Roofing, Quality Walls and Ceilings, VMS Motorsports, Ultimate Offroad, Paint By Steve and Gale Enameling, and Indy Race Parts for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 3, Wins- 0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-1

ON TAP: Chapple will return to action this Saturday night at the Montpelier Motor Speedway.

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Kevin Swindell Overcomes Adversity at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Kevin Swindell and the Blazing Racing team got behind the eight ball early last weekend during the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

“The motor let go in qualifying Friday night and put us behind the eight ball,” he said. “When you get caught up changing motors you can get behind.”

Swindell timed in 15th quickest despite the engine issues during the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series opening night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. He narrowly missed the inversion for the heat races and started his eight-lap heat on the inside of the third row.

Swindell then placed sixth in his heat race to lock into the 25-lap feature on the half-mile track.

“I think we were a little better in the feature, but there wasn’t anywhere to go,” he said.

Swindell finished where he started – 15th – on the one-lane track.

The team returned to Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday for the $20,000-to-win Ted Johnson Memorial.

Swindell went out to qualify late and timed in 19th, which started him on the inside of the fourth row for his heat race. He rallied to pick up a pair of positions to finish fifth in the heat race, which locked Swindell into the main event.

After starting the 30-lap feature 19th, Swindell rallied toward the top 10 before a caution in the final laps.

“I was 11th on the last restart and got hung out to lose one spot,” he said. “Then it laid rubber. I think we improved over the weekend. We just started behind.”

Swindell capped the weekend with a 12th-place finish.

“We made gains in the changes that we made overall, so that’s always a plus that you can improve even in some tough circumstances,” he said.

Swindell and the Blazing Racing team are scheduled to race with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series this Friday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., and this Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.

QUICK RESULTS -
April 18 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas – Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 15 (15).

April 19 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas – Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 12 (19).

SEASON STATS -
15 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -
Friday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for the Spring Classic with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -
Website: www.SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

Twitter: twitter.com/KevinSwindell

Facebook: www.facebook.com/KevinSwindellRacing

VIDEO -
Click on the link for highlights of Swindell’s first victory of the season at 81 Speedway on March 29: vimeo.com/90509051

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Mike Curb and Curb Records

Curb Records, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, is one of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb since 1962, Curb Records has achieved more than 425 No. 1 records, more than 1,500 top-10 records and charged more than 4,500 total records. Mike Curb has competed within the motor sports industry for more than 40 years, including teams on the NASCAR, IndyCar, World of Outlaws and USAC circuits. For more information about Curb Records, visit www.CurbRecords.com. To learn more about Mike Curb, visit www.MikeCurb.com.

“I’m very grateful for the support of Mike Curb and everyone at Curb Records throughout the years,” Swindell said. “Mike and Curb Records have done a lot for drivers in the racing industry for a long time.”

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Arai Helmets, Racing Optics and Todd and Susan LaHaise for their continued support.

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Bergman Capitalizes on Late Red Flag to Charge to ASCS Sooner Victory

One driver’s misfortune can often be the break needed for another competitor.

Seth Bergman capitalized on that situation last Friday during the ASCS Sooner Region feature at West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., where a lengthy red flag for a crash allowed Bergman’s crew to make the needed changes.

A couple of laps later Bergman powered to the lead and cruised to the victory, which was his second of the season.

“If it wasn’t for that red I don’t know if I would have got her,” Bergman said of Morgan Turpen, who led the first 16 laps. “We were good all night. We had speed with the race car. Luckily that red came out and we were able to make the right changes.”

Bergman started the night by finishing where he started – third – in his heat race, which earned him enough points to be the final driver in the feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 1 to start on the pole of the 25-lap feature.

“I didn’t get the jump,” he said. “She was better than us and better in open track. I could get to her in traffic, but the way the race was working there were a lot of cautions.”

As Bergman maintained the runner-up position through the first half of the race, an open red flag allowed the crews on the track with approximately 10 laps remaining.

“We just tightened it up,” Bergman said. “I wasn’t able to rotate the middle of the corners.”

The changes worked as Bergman drove around Turpen in turns three and four soon after a restart.

Bergman nearly swept the weekend as he continued to run strong during Saturday’s ASCS Sooner and ASCS Warrior Regions event at Springfield Raceway.

After rallying from seventh to a second-place finish during his heat race, Bergman advanced into the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 7 to start the main event on the inside of the fourth row.

“I got into a tangle in the first corner,” he said. “I just got in too hot and slid up the race track and made contact with a driver.”

Bergman restarted at the back and he began to search for a new line as everybody hugged the bottom.

“We had nothing to lose,” he said. “I tightened the car up as much as I could with the wing and started searching all over the race track. I was slowly picking cars off as we went. We got a couple of cautions toward the end. I think we were good enough to win again if I didn’t make a mistake on the first lap and get us so far behind.”

Bergman maneuvered to a fourth-place result, which was his fifth top five of the season. It was made even sweeter that an old crew member rejoined the team prior to the weekend.

“Michael and I work really well together and have fun,” he said. “It was refreshing. I feel like we have a good flow of things and we should be able to keep it going.”

Bergman will compete with the ASCS Lone Star Region this Friday at Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock, Texas, and this Saturday at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS - April 11 – West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla. – Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 1 (1).

April 12 – Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo. – Heat race: 2 (7); Feature: 4 (7).

SEASON STATS - 10 races, 2 wins, 5 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT - Friday at Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock, Texas, and Saturday at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, with the ASCS Lone Star Region

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

MEDIA LINKS - Twitter: twitter.com/BergmanRacing

Facebook: 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, ASI Racing Engines, Print Place, SpeedMart, Young Tools and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

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

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Big Game Motorsports Driver Sammy Swindell Records Pair of Top Fives in Texas

Momentum continues to build for Big Game Motorsports driver Sammy Swindell.

Swindell has captured four consecutive top 10 results, which includes a trio of top fives and his first podium finish of the season last week.

“We’ve been probably closer than it looks on the race car,” he said. “We were missing that little bit for qualifying. It’s got a lot better. This last (engine) we’ve got to run the last couple of weekends has been the best one we’ve had. It’s starting to pay off and I think it’s going to get better.”

The first race after leaving the lengthy West Coast swing with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series was last Tuesday at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas. Swindell qualified the Big Game Treestands team in 13th quickest, but was only four thousandths of a second out of making the heat race inversion.

Swindell advanced from fifth to third place during his heat race, which locked him into the main event. After starting the feature on the inside of the seventh row, Swindell rallied to a fifth-place result.

“It was pretty slick there,” he said. “There was some track at the top, but it kinda went away for the main. Most everybody was running the bottom. We had a real good car there. We knew we were starting back a ways so we made quite a few changes. When you’re near the front you don’t want to try a lot of things, so we were able to learn a lot.”

The Big Game Treestands team continued to roll once the Texas Outlaw Nationals kicked off last Friday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

Swindell qualified fourth quickest and placed second in his heat race to advance to the dash. With a six-car inversion, Swindell started on the outside of the second row for the dash and he finished fifth, which is where he started the 25-lap feature.

“The dash draw didn’t go as good as it could have,” he said. “I had a good start (in the feature) and went from fifth to third. I had a pretty good pace and was trying to feel the track out. As I got up on (Paul) McMahan he went down to the bottom and it took the air off the car. I slid out and the middle was really slick. I tried to hang on, but I tried a little too hard and got in the fence coming off turn four. I lost two spots and had to work pretty hard to get those back.”

Swindell, who maintained a top-five position for the entire race, rebounded to end with a third-place finish – his best of the season and his third straight top five.

Quickness continued for the Big Game Treestands team on Saturday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the $20,000-to-win Ted Johnson Memorial. Swindell set quick time in qualifying for the first time this season and he placed third in his heat race to advance to the dash.

The dash inversion was a six and Swindell finished where he started, which lined him up on the outside of the third row for the 30-lap feature.

“We went to a little harder left rear tire,” he said. “Come to find out it was one that was a couple years old. It never was that great at the start. It never really hooked up that well. It definitely quit after that last caution. Once we restarted it was like I couldn’t put the throttle in. We didn’t have the grip we had earlier.”

Swindell battled within the top five for the first two thirds of the race before a late caution. He then dropped a handful of positions as the car struggled on the restart. Swindell held on for a ninth-place result.

The Big Game Treestands team is set to race this Friday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., and this Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS - April 15 – El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas – Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 5 (13).

April 18 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas – Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 5 (4); Feature: 3 (5).

April 19 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas – Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 9 (6).

SEASON STATS - 18 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT - Friday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for the Spring Classic with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

LIVE AUDIO - Keep up with Big Game Motorsports via free, live audio from DIRTVision at every World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event throughout the season. Select events also include live Pay-Per-View video. For more information, click www.DIRTVision.com.

MEDIA LINKS - Website: www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: twitter.com/Big_Game_TS

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

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Graves Motorsports Back in Action with ASCS Lone Star This Weekend

Graves Motorsports returns to action this weekend at a pair of Texas tracks with the ASCS Lone Star Region.

Driver Kolt Walker will pilot the car on Friday at Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock and Saturday at Abilene Speedway in Abilene. In a trio of races at the tracks last season, Walker finished in the top six at all three races.

“It’s a nice track, but it’s like a modified track,” Walker said of Lubbock Speedway. “It’s hard and slick. As far as a facility and the shape of the track, it’s a really nice place.”

Walker rallied from the back to a fifth-place finish during his lone race at the track last season.

“We started deep in the field,” he said. “We threw some pretty extreme stuff at it. We were actually really good.”

Walker also placed third and sixth at Abilene Speedway last year.

“The last time we were there it was pretty racy,” he said. “Early in the year we had to go to the back for something and we raced it back to sixth. The last time we ran there we finished third.”

Walker enters the weekend ranked sixth in the ASCS Lone Star Region championship standings.

“My goal is to be on point both nights,” he said. “Of course we’re there for the win. You just have to really focus and get those valuable points. Just go in, be smooth and try to come out with a top three both nights if not the win.”

SEASON STATS - 2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock, Texas, and Saturday at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, with the ASCS Lone Star Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: www.KoltWalkerRacing.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Kolt.Walker?fref=ts

APPAREL -

Graves Motorsports has t-shirts for sale at their race trailer during every event they compete at this season.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Graves Motorsports is searching for additional partners to be able to compete for the ASCS Lone Star Region championship in 2014. For more information about supporting the team, e-mail Kolt at KoltWalker@gmail.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – FK Rod Ends Over the years, the F.K. Bearings product line has grown to encompass many different industries. In the teams’ hands is the latest offering in an evolving program designed to supply rod end products to users everywhere. Teams will find rod ends and spherical bearings made from mild steel, chromemoly/alloy steel, aluminum and stainless. Special care is taken during every step of the manufacturing process to insure the highest quality products. For more information, visit www.FKRodEnds.com.

“Maria and everybody at FK Rod Ends has been a great support for the last few years,” Walker said. “We appreciate all of their help and for putting out a great product.”

Graves Motorsports would also like to thank A-Rock Materials, Advantage Homes, Briley Trucking, John and Stefanie Haley, Greg and Samantha Boyle, Two Hands Down Massage Therapies King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Vortex Wings, Astro Titanium, KSE Racing Products, Day Motorsports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Factory Kahne, Wilwood Brakes, Shell Shock, Sparco, Winters Performance Products, A-Line Auto Parts, KRS Fabrications, Precision Body Works Inc. and Brown & Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

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Johnson Earns Second Straight Top Five at Petaluma Speedway

Chase Johnson got his wish last Saturday at Petaluma Speedway.

“The track went really, really dry, which is kind of unusual for Petaluma,” he said. “From the beginning of this year I was hoping for a dry track there because it gets pretty fun.”

Johnson qualified third quickest on the 3/8-mile oval, which lined him up on the inside of the second row for a heat race.

“The track went away quite a bit in the heat,” he said. “It was follow the leader around the bottom.”

Johnson finished where he started, which locked him into the feature and earned a spot in the feature redraw as one of the top six qualifiers who advanced. However, Johnson pulled the highest pill during the random draw to start on the outside of the third row for the 25-lap feature.

“The track actually started to build a cushion on the top in turns one and two,” he said. “We were able to find and take advantage of that. We rolled up to the front pretty fast. I think we were sitting in fourth the first 10 laps. After that I made a few mistakes. I think I overdrove the car.”

Johnson lost a trio of positions in the middle of the race to fall back to seventh place.

“Then ruts started to form coming out of turn four,” he said. “When that started to happen we were too tight and kind of lost our speed.”

Following a caution in the final five laps, Johnson regrouped and picked up a position on the restart. He then made a last-lap pass to secure his second straight fifth-place result.

“Most of the track was around the bottom,” he said. “The only place you could pass up top was in turns one and two.”

Johnson will return to Petaluma Speedway this Saturday for the Civil War Sprint Car Series event.

“I’m feeling confident going into this weekend’s race because we’ve been there twice this year and we’ve got a heads up on how the track is going,” he said. “I’m looking forward to advancing our top five to a win this weekend.”

QUICK RESULTS - April 19 – Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. – Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 5 (6).

SEASON STATS - 8 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT - Saturday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., with the Civil War Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL - Johnson has new red, black or gray t-shirts and hoodies for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $15 each and hoodies are $30 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, Napa Auto Parts, Shifty Illusions, Flowmaster, Don’s Truck Repair, VSR, Fast Lube Plus, K&N Filters, Oroville Cycle and I-Wear Graphix for their continued support.

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

Canyon Clash Saturday at CSP

With a tight points race already developing, the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars take center stage in Saturday night’s Fourth Annual Canyon Clash atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

While the USAC Southwest wingless forces take to the CSP oval for the second time of the year since the Winter Challenge, also in action will be Micro Sprints, Pure Stocks and AMA Mod Lites.

Following an open practice session on Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday’s Fourth Annual Canyon Clash goes green at 7:00 p.m.

Peoria’s Josh Pelkey topped the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars season opener at Canyon Speedway Park on March 29 and leads the way into Saturday’s action with a slim 2-point lead over reigning series champion R.J. Johnson, who topped the series’ most recent event on April 12.

While just two points separate Pelkey and Johnson, Shon Deskins is just another three points back in third with Tye Mihocko and Charles Davis, Jr., also among the top five. The balance of the current top ten in USAC Southwest points includes Bruce St. James, Nick Aiuto, Michel Curtis, Mike Martin and Josh Shipley.

R.J. Johnson is the defending Canyon Clash champion after Jeremy Sherman topped the initial two versions of the event.

After four different drivers took Micro Sprint wins during Winter Challenge action, Colton Hardy added his name to the winner’s list by taking top honors during the March 29 season opener.

Ty Warner ruled the Pure Stock ranks with three of five wins in Winter Challenge competition but it was Ty Weidner scoring the Opening Night win ahead of Chris McCurdy, Jr., and Joe Vlasity with Warner in fourth.

Brenden Priest took two of three Winter Challenge wins in AMA Mod Lites and carried that over to the season opener where he won again ahead of Adam Etcher and John Priest.

Tickets for Saturday’s Fourth Annual Canyon Clash are just $15, with a $2 discount for Military, Seniors and Students. Children ages 7-12 are $6, with children 6 and under admitted free. VIP passes are available for $20.

Hotel Information can be found at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling the Courtyard by Marriott at 623-580-8844.

To keep up on all the latest news and happenings, sign up for Canyon Speedway E-News. The track update registration can be found at the top of the www.canyonspeedwaypark.com home page.

The entire 2014 Canyon Schedule can be previewed online at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/schedule/.

Discounted CSP season passes are also available by calling the track office. Season ticket packages can be viewed at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/tickets/season-passes/.

Canyon Speedway Park is located in north Peoria, AZ, off Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. For more information, contact the track at 602-258-RACE (7223) or check online at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.

 

Scelzi Slowed by Tough Luck During King of the West Race at Placerville

After starting on the right foot, bad luck struck Dominic Scelzi a trio of times last Saturday at Placerville Speedway during the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series event.

Despite a high pill draw that sent him out to qualify late, Scelzi opened the race by timing in sixth quickest on the bullring.

“We went out really late, which I thought was going to hurt us,” he said. “The car was absolutely perfect. We were able to put down two really good laps.”

That lined Scelzi up on the inside of the second row for his heat race.
“We were under Kyle Hirst on the exit of turn two and the car in second place spun out and wheelied,” he said. “I’m not quite sure how it happened, but he jumped over Kyle and landed on my car. It broke the front end, destroyed the wing and bent the frame.”

Scelzi was unable to restart the heat race. The team repaired as much damage as possible before Scelzi hit the track for the 12-lap B Main.

“The car felt phenomenal again,” he said. “We were able to grab the lead from Bud (Kaeding) on the start and we had about three restarts that we held him off.”

Scelzi claimed the win in the B Main to transfer to the main event, which he started on the outside of the fifth row.

“Right off the bat we had a great start,” he said. “I was running the middle and nobody was running in the middle. We drove into fifth and the car in fourth place got loose. He spun out in turns three and four and I had nowhere to go. He came down and cut my right rear.”

The team changed the flat tire for Scelzi during the caution a couple of laps into the race and he restarted at the back.

“We got it fixed, but we grabbed a larger tire so it gave us a lot more stagger than we had at the beginning,” he said. “We were loose and I just stayed on the bottom the entire race. At the end there was a yellow flag with about three or four laps to go. The top was a little better in turns three and four earlier in the race. We decided that it’d be a good idea that I go up there and I just got my right rear over the lip.”

Scelzi tapped the wall exiting turn four and tipped over with approximately two laps remaining. He was credited with an 18th-place result.

“Once again I’m very disappointed with our run,” he said. “We had an absolutely phenomenal race car. We’ve turned our program around 180 degrees. Things just haven’t gone our way. We’re working very hard and I’m very excited for next week at Chico.”

Scelzi will take this weekend off before the 24th annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on May 3 with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -
April 19 – Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. – Qualifying: 6; Heat race: DNF (3); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 18 (10).

SEASON STATS -
12 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -
May 3 at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the 24th annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -
Website: www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Carlucci Transport
Formed in 2001, Carlucci Transport has grown into a leader in the transport business, ranging from agricultural commodities to freight. With more than 200 power units servicing California, Carlucci Transport not only continues to meet, but stay ahead of the State of California’s CARB (California Air Resource Board) compliance laws. For more information, visit www.CarlucciTransport.com.
“I really would like to thank everyone at Carlucci Transport, especially Nick and his wife for all of the support the past few years,” Scelzi said. “I really enjoy having them as friends as well as sponsors.”

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Roth Motorsports, Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Red Rose Transportation, AXA Equitable Insurance with Bob & Gina Estrada, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, Red Line Oil, K&N Filters, Sparco, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and Schoenfeld Headers for their continued support.

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Wheatley Holds High Expectations for Debut at Skagit Speedway This Saturday

It will be a relaxing Saturday for Austen Wheatley this weekend.

Wheatley will make his season debut at his home track of Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., which is only a 45-minute drive from his house.

“Just being in my backyard makes it that much better,” he said. “You can have a normal routine.”

Wheatley, who started the season with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series during its West Coast swing throughout March and early April, was scheduled to compete during the Skagit Speedway season opener last Saturday. However, it rained out as weather continues to hamper the area.

“With all the rain and wetness that they’ve had I’d imagine it will be really fast and one lane,” Wheatley said. “We have the best motor out there. I’ve just to hit my marks.”

The goal for this Saturday is simple.

“I think the expectation is to win it,” he said. “I feel very comfortable making laps there. I’d say by far it’s one of the most comfortable tracks in the country.”

Wheatley led the first 27 laps before finishing third during his season debut at Skagit Speedway last season on a preliminary night of the famed Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup. The following night he drove from 20th to 13th to earn the Hard Charger Award and his best career finish at the Dirt Cup.

SEASON STATS - 9 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT - Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS - Website: www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: twitter.com/MiniWheats44w

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Astro Titanium Established in 1999, Astro Titanium manufactures quality titanium fasteners for sprint cars and midgets. Based out of Noti, Ore., owner Dave Sims has developed his business into a titanium leader on a national scale. For more information, visit www.AstroTitanium.com.

“Astro Titanium and Dave Sims have been with me since the beginning of my career,” Wheatley said. “Anytime we have a problem, we call Dave up and he helps. He’s a really personable guy and his products work great.”

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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Wood Charges from the Back at Tri-City Speedway, Knoxville Raceway

Cole Wood knows how to pass cars.

After early incidents during his two races last weekend, Wood charged from last to earn a sixth-place result on Friday at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., on Friday and from last to 13th during the season opener at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday.

The weekend opened with the MOWA series at Tri-City Speedway on Friday with Wood finishing where he started – fifth – during his heat race on the narrow track. That earned him enough points to start on the outside of the seventh row for the main event.

“Going into the first corner a car spun out in front of me,” he said. “I spun out and hit him sideways. Then Ian Madsen nailed me and we both flipped.”

The crash destroyed a wing, the Jacob’s Ladder, the left rear wheel and left rear shock for Wood, whose team repaired as much damage as possible before he restarted at the back of the pack. Then it was game on.

“The top was really good,” he said. “The top was way against the fence and I think a lot of people were missing it. I spent the whole night up there. We threw a couple of haymakers, but I got around most people by running the top.”

Wood passed nearly 20 cars to score a sixth-place finish, which marked his third top 10 of the season.

The team tackled the Knoxville Raceway season opener on Saturday and Wood started the event by qualifying 21st quickest. That lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for his heat race.

“I felt really good on the top,” he said.

Wood charged from seventh to fourth place in his heat to earn a lock-in spot for the main event. He started the feature in the ninth row.

“I got a little sideways on the cushion and we spun and went to the back,” he said.

After the opening-lap caution, Wood was forced to restart at the back of the 24-car field and he rallied to score a 13th-place finish.

“The car felt really good on the cushion and we were able to drive by some guys,” he said. “It was good. I didn’t really feel comfortable at all in qualifying. Feeling that comfortable in the feature is going to help us for qualifying and knowing we have a good car.”

Wood is scheduled to practice at Knoxville Raceway this Friday before competing at the famed half-mile track on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS - April 18 – Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill. – Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 6 (14).

April 19 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 13 (18).

SEASON STATS - 14 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT - Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS - Website: www.ColeWoodRacing.com

Twitter: twitter.com/wood17w

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Cole-Wood-Racing/246046125428603?fref=ts

APPAREL - Wood has t-shirts and hats available at his trailer at every race. For a schedule of events, visit www.ColeWoodRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – CSI Shocks Located in Brownsburg, Ind., CSI Shocks, a.k.a. Competition Suspension, is a leader in the shock industry within short-track racing. Since its inception in 2009, drivers using CSI Shocks have won more than 500 races. For more information, visit www.CSIshocks.com.

“CSI is extremely helpful with all of the overnight stuff and they keep us up to date with the best shock program,” Wood said.

Wood would also like to thank Elk Grove Ford, SpeedMart, Moss Racing Engines, Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center at Elk Grove Ford, Wion’s Body Shop, Prime Time Customs, Weld Wheels, Sparco, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and NorCal Boxer Rescue for their continued support.

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

Kulhanek Looking Forward to Next ASCS Gulf South Region Event

by Shawn Miller

Ray Allen Kulhanek is eager to forget about last weekend.

“To me the whole weekend was circumstantial more than anything else,” he said.

Competing with the ASCS Gulf South Region, Kulhanek opened the weekend last Friday by finishing where he started – third – in his heat race at Heart O’Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas. That earned him enough points to start 10th in the feature.

“I wasn’t fast,” he said. “I wasn’t slow. I was just there.”

Kulhanek lost his brakes within the first half dozen laps and it wasn’t until a late red flag before they returned.

“It made it difficult on the entry to the corners,” he said.

After dropping outside the top 10 because of the issue, Kulhanek rebounded in the closing laps to post an eighth-place result – his third top 10 of the season.

On Saturday, the team headed to Gator Motorplex for the 3rd annual Nolan Wren Memorial, which started out well. Kulhanek charged from fourth to a second-place result in his heat race. That earned him the most points of any driver in the heats and a trip to the feature redraw, where he pulled the second-highest number – seven – to start the main event on the inside of the fourth row.

Then bad luck reared once again.

“I had to start last because the motor wouldn’t turn over,” he said. “We had to back it down. I guess they counted that as my first shove and I was requiring a second one.”

After tagging the field, Kulhanek methodically maneuvered toward the top 10 before a crash late in the race forced him to the back again.

“I got ran over by a guy and had to go to the back again,” he said. “It was rubber down on the bottom. You pretty much had to wait for someone to make a mistake to get by them or move them out of the way.”

Kulhanek ended with a 16th-place result and now ranks sixth in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings.

“Track position meant a lot,” he said. “If we had got to keep our starting position for Saturday night we had a top-three car.”

Kulhanek is slated to take this weekend off before the next ASCS Gulf South Region weekend, which is May 2 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and May 3 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS - April 18 – Heart O’Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas – Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 8 (10).

April 19 – Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas – Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 16 (7).

SEASON STATS - 6 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT - May 2 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and May 3 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS - Website: www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/dork.racing.9?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 www.RayAllenKulhanek.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems

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“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 Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Miller’s RV Park, Texas Rotating Equipment, Smiley’s Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, J&J Auto Racing, Penske Shocks, Don Ott Racing Engines, Snap Graphics, Frazier and Son Laser Cutting and Simpson Race Products for their support.

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

 

Cottage Grove Speedway Gearing Up For Marvin Smith Memorial

by Ben Deatherage

The Cottage Grove Speedway is excited to present the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic this Friday April 25th and Saturday the 26th. This will be the first big race of the 2014 as there are several top 360 Sprint teams from the Pacific Coast that plan on making the journey and it will be ran in honor of the late Marvin Smith a four-time champion at “The Grove”. Classes in action on Friday are 360 Sprints, Northwest Extreme Sprints, and Hornets while Saturday will have 360 Sprints, Northwest Extreme Sprints, and Street Stocks.

Roger Crockett, who has one win at CGS in 2014, will look to continue his streak of Grove Classic victories as he has won thirteen straight Grove Classic features dating all the way back to 2004. With $4,100.00 on the line on Saturdaynight you can be sure there is going to be some fast company showing up to try and put that streak to an end.

The Northwest Extreme Sprints opened up their season last weekend with Dave Hibbard grabbing the victory. Hibbard has won two straight main events at Cottage Grove with the Northwest Extreme Sprint division. With just one race complete this year (April 12th) for the Street Stocks Justin Evans is the only feature winner and the same can be said for the Hornets as Taunton Swaim picked up the victory.

Both days the Pit Gates will open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates open at 4:00, and racing starts at 6:45. Tickets for each night are Adults $12.00, Seniors/Military/Juniors (13-18) $10.00, Youths (Ages 12-6) $5.00, and Children under the age of 5 are FREE. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.

 

 

KSE Racing Products Key During WoO Weekend at Devil’s Bowl
 

PETERSEN MEDIA: A very special weekend for the World of Outlaws saw the series return to the scene of their first race ever as an organization, and in the end it was a pair of drivers using KSE Racing Products picking up very special wins.

On Friday night, Tony Stewart Racing’s Donny Schatz returned to victory lane, as he led a Top-Three KSE Racing Products podium sweep en route to his 150th career win with the World of Outlaws. Paul McMahan, and Daryn Pitman joined the former series champion on the podium.

Saturday night, Kasey Kahne Racing pilot, Daryn Pittman continued to strong showing for former series champions, as he grabbed the lead earlier from his fifth starting position, and went on to pocket the win with his KSE Gen2 Black Series Steering Box before a sea of people swarmed him.

Outside of Texas, KSE Racing Products also did very well, as numerous drivers picked up wins across the country.

The USAC National Sprint Car series invaded the Eldora Speedway, and Dave Darland fended off some demons as he used his KSE Power Steering to snare a very exciting victory.

The FAST Series saw Tim Shaffer win at the Attica Raceway Park on Friday night, before Christopher Bell with the Fox Brother entry in victory lane on Saturday night at the Fremont Speedway.

ASCS regions were dominated by KSE Racing Products as Aaron Reutzel pocked the ASCS Gulf South event, while Seth Bergman picked up Sooner Region honors. Danny Wood used his KSE Racing products to pick up NCRA honors, while Dale Blaney found victory lane again, this time at the Port Royal Speedway.

Danny Holtgraver got the broom out over the weekend as he swept the weekend, winning at Lernerville, and Mercer.

Rico Abreu continued his winning ways as he returned to California to score a King of the West win in Placerville, CA, while Hall of Famer, Brent Kaeding, used his KSE Racing Products to pick up opening night honors at the ultra slick Ocean Speedway.

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Motter Team To Visit HE&M Saw Facility Prior To Salina Highbanks Event

by Susan Arnold

Dan Motter, Joey Saldana and the 71M team are looking forward to a special World of Outlaws race date Friday, April 25 at Salina Highbanks Speedway, the home track for Team Motter sponsor, HE&M Saw.

On Thursday, the team will pay a visit to HE&M Saw’s headquarters in Pryor, Okla. and will have the opportunity to meet the 200-plus employees that include machinists, welders, engineers, assemblers, electricians, sales and service technicians.

HE&M Saw President and CEO Doug Harris is planning a barbeque for the employees that day.

The Motter team will be bringing the 71M World of Outlaws sprint car to the facility so employees can get an up close and personal view of the 900 horsepower, 1200-pound office that Joey Saldana calls home. There will be a special surprise as well because for this event Dan Motter will pay tribute to his sponsor. HE&M Saw decals will dominate the car and it will be known as the HE&M Saw Motter Equipment Beltline Body Shop 71M for the Salina Highbanks event.

“We are so excited to have an opportunity to tour HE&M Saw’s facility and meet their family of employees,” said Dan Motter. “Doug (Harris) and his wife, along with Service Manager Bob Foster were in Perris for our victory. Unfortunately I was out of the country for that event so I missed spending time with them. We have some catching up to do. I am making special plans to be back in the United States in time to attend the company function and the race.”

“Everyone at HE&M Saw is looking forward to the race at our home track, Salina Highbanks Speedway,” said Harris. “It will be a fun event and the employees will have the opportunity to see the car and meet the driver up close during the barbeque that afternoon and root for the car at the race in the evening. I will enjoy hosting Dan and the team and show them what HE&M Saw is all about and how we are contributing to the industry and manufacturing sector of the U.S. economy and to the Oklahoma community in general.”

This will be the third World of Outlaws appearance at Salina Highbanks. Last year, Saldana and the Motter team were the No. 1 qualifier, set a track record of 11.177 seconds and finished fifth in the feature.

This year, Saldana has been the hottest qualifier on the Outlaws circuit tallying eight quick times in 17 events.

The Brownsburg Bullet is currently fourth in point standings with only 18 points separating 1 through 4.

“We have a good car,” said the Bullet, “and it would be pretty special to bring home a victory for HE&M Saw and their employees at their hometown track. We would also like to win for Dan and Ruth Motter especially since they weren’t in Perris for that win. We have developed good consistency which is very important when you’re chasing a championship.”

On Saturday, the Outlaws will move to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. This track also hosts the demanding Ironman event in August. Last year the April event near St. Louis was rained out, but Saldana has driven to victory here in 2007 and 2010, and claimed the Ironman trophy in 2009.

“We’ll be working to close the point gap on the leader this weekend,” said Saldana, “and we’re up to the challenge.”

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Cox Second At Petaluma Aboard Family Owned Car

PETERSEN MEDIA: Putting together his family car, Justyn Cox visited the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night and picked up a second place finish on the hooked up black clay.

Timing in eighth fastest, Cox went on to win his heat, and found his Cox Racing entry on the front row of the feature event.

Settling into the second spot when the race got underway, Cox chased after race leader, Geoff Ensign, aboard his Capitol Casino/Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet/JRI Shocks entry.

Getting into lapped traffic, Cox closed in on Ensign, and began battling with him for the race lead.

Finding real estate on the bottom of the speedway, Cox went to make his move, and as he gave it his best shot, the yellow flag waived, and put their battle on hold.

On the restart, Ensign proved he was good in clean air, as he distanced himself from Cox, as Cox continued to run in the second spot.

In what was a short run to the finish, traffic did not re surface, and Cox settled for a second place finish.

“I wanted to win that one so bad after what my entire family has been through the last two weeks,” Cox said. “I can’t thank everyone enough for all of their help getting this car together, and working so hard at the track. It was a blast to be back in the Cox Racing machine.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Capitol Casino, Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet, JRI Shocks, K1 Safety Gear, JRD Endeavors, NAAKE, LRB, Tim’s Hot Rods, Justice Brothers, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, Worton Designs, and College Cyclery for their support during the 2014 season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Cox will be in action this Saturday night at the Petaluma Speedway again, but this time he will be aboard the Harley Van Dyke owned machine.

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Allard, Golobic & others look to continue Petaluma success when the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster resumes action on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Aptos, CA – April 22, 2014…Continuing its inaugural season under the Prentice Motorsports Group banner, the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster will return to action this Saturday night April 26 at the Petaluma Speedway.

The night of racing will be part of a double header weekend for PMG, with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo also competing on Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville.

If a driver can win on Friday with the Ocean Sprints and then turn around to win on Saturday with the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster in Petaluma, they will walk away with the “Double Down Blackjack Bonus” presented by Tachi Palace worth $2121.

The bonus money is on top of the normal winners share each night, therefore if a driver sweeps the weekend they would earn $5621 for the two nights of racing. The idea behind the bonus is also to honor the Tarlton family and show as much support as possible during this time. We continue to send our thoughts & prayers to Melissa Tarlton and the whole family.

With the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster invading Petaluma Speedway on Saturday, one of the drivers to certainly point at would be Chico’s Jonathan Allard, who has experienced immense success in big events at the track over the years. In his career the veteran driver has claimed five King of the West 410 wins at Petaluma, along with a Civil War Series win early in his career. The three-time KWS champ this year is gunning for the Civil War Series title and a strong run on Saturday would go a long way in helping that bid.

Allard will also be aboard the car that won last year’s KWS 410 event at the track, with that being the famed Tri-C Manufacturing No. 3c owned by Clyde & Marion Lamar. “Petaluma has been a good track for me over the years,” said Allard. “It’s a racy place and always exciting when you get into lapped traffic, because you never know what to expect. Hopefully we can have a solid night and end up on the front stretch. It should be a good field of cars on Saturday.”

Fremont’s Shane Golobic is another that routinely runs well at the Petaluma Speedway and has wins at the track in a Winged Sprint Car, Non Winged Sprint Car and in a Midget. The talented driver has three Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster triumphs at Petaluma, to go along with a big USAC Western Midget victory in the 101-lap Soares Classic a couple years back. Last year Golobic also picked up the biggest win of his career, when he bested the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in April at Antioch Speedway.

Golobic this season has an aggressive schedule planned that includes the PMG “California Triple Crown,” which encompasses the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, the King of the West 410 Series and the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo. “We’re really excited for this year and look forward to going after all three titles,” Golobic said. “Definitely looking forward to this weekend and seeing if we can get this Keith Day Trucking 22 up front.”

After his opening night Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster victory, Placerville’s Andy Gregg will look to make it back-to-back on Saturday in the Mike’s Hard Lemonade No. 14r machine. Runner up on opening night Geoff Ensign of Sebastopol is always a threat at Petaluma Speedway and already has multiple wins at the track this year in the Lay Racing No. 24 mount. Reigning Civil War champion Sean Becker from Oroville has been one of the most successful series drivers at Petaluma, having captured five career Civil War wins there, along with two King of the West 410 triumphs. The “Shark” was also victorious in the most recent Civil War event held at the track last September.

Other top-10 drivers in the points expected for Round two of the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster on Saturday include seven-time series champion Andy Forsberg of Auburn, Sacramento’s Herman Klein, Penngrove’s Alissa Geving, Colfax’ Colby Wiesz and Grass Valley’s Jeremy Burt.

The front gate will open at 4:30pm this Saturday April 26, with racing expected to get underway at 6pm. Adult tickets cost $17, juniors 6 to 11 & seniors 65 & older will be $12, with kids five and under free. All seating is general admission during the night. The Petaluma Speedway is located in the southern part of the wine country at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds just off Highway 101 in Petaluma, California. Fans are recommended to bring a jacket and warm clothes if you have never been to the Petaluma Speedway, as temperatures do chill off once the sun goes down.

Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360 Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2014, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.

A number of major showcases are on tap this year, which includes being a part of the Howard Kaeding Classic and the Johnny Key Classic for the first time ever this season at Ocean Speedway. Those events occur on Friday July 11 & Saturday August 23 respectively. The Civil War Sprints will also take part in the always lucrative Mark Forni Classic on August 9 at Placerville Speedway, along with the prestigious Wednesday night Gold Cup event at Silver Dollar Speedway on September 3.

One of the most anticipated events of the year will then happen on Saturday November 1 at the Stockton Dirt track, when for the first time ever the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster will join the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series for the 31st annual Tribute to Gary Patterson. The evening will mark championship night for both series’ and is expected to be can’t miss spectacle!

Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.civilwarsprints.com or by ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints

For more on Prentice Motorsports Group log on to www.racepmg.com

 

 

Hirst Notches Another Strong KWS Run

PETERSEN MEDIA- Hitting the dirt at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night for a local show, and at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for round two of King of the West, Kyle Hirst stayed strong as he settled for eighth on a very narrow track Friday before mixing it up at the front of the field Saturday.

‘Our finish on Saturday really wasn’t an indicator of how our night was,” Hirst, who finished fifth said. .”We were up front most of the night fighting for the lead, but there was a late restart that put us on the inside and we got shuffled back.”

With 35 cars on hand at the tight, exciting, quarter mile track, Hirst timed his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle machine in second fastest, putting him in the second heat race.

A second place finish in his heat, put Hirst in the Dash, and for the second week in-a-row, he won and started the feature from the pole.

Sharing the front row with Rico Abreu, Hirst slipped to the second spot on the start, as he chased after the early leader, though he had pressure early from Cory Elliason.

A series of stoppages slowed the early laps, but as the race took form, Hirst banged off the cushion, as he mixed it up with Andy Forsberg and Elliason, in a very entertaining battle.

Red with two-to-go put third running Hirst on the inside for a final restart, and with the drivers on the high-side getting a great jump, the Chico, CA resident slipped back to a fifth place finish.

“Double file restarts can help you or hurt you, and tonight they did both, but unfortunately, it hurt us at the wrong time,” he said. “I have to thank Troy Welty and the boys for giving me a good car, and Dennis and Teresa Roth for letting us continue to have some fun.”

Friday night at the heavy, hooked up, Silver Dollar Speedway, Hirst and his team were in action for the Bill Brownell Memorial.

Timing in 10th fastest, Hirst would win his heat, and line up in the fourth row for the feature event. In a race that didn’t see much passing, Hirst maintained his spot, as he scored an eighth place finish.

Kyle and his Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2013.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-10, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team will now shed the wings and head to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA and Kings Speedway in Hanford, CA this Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Kyle by following him on Twitter, @kylehirstracing, or by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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Statler Charges To 10th At Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA- Recovering from a poor qualifying effort, Grass Valley, CA driver, Jason Statler, bobbed and weaved his way forward at the tight confines of Placerville Speedway to capture a 10th place finish with the King of the West Series.

“We turned an absolutely horrible start to our night into a decent finish so we are definitely happy with that,” Statler said.

Getting into the fence during qualifying time-trials, ‘The Big Guy’ ended up 17th fastest, just narrowly missing the qualifying inversion, and putting him in a hole all night long.

On a very slimy track in heat race action, Statler could only get into the fifth spot, forcing him to get through the Last Chance Qualifier, where he would start and finish fifth, putting him in the 11th row for the 30-lap feature event.

In heavy traffic, Statler’s DF Rios Motorsports/Riley Collins Auto Body/Amerikote entry was stout, as he fought through heavy traffic as he raced his way forward.

With several stoppages slowing the pace, Statler was able to take advantage of the double-file restart as he always seemed to gain a couple of positions.

Late in the race, Statler came to a stop, and lost very important track position, but he seemed to have a car that was very good in shorter runs, and was able to bounce back, and finish his night with a 10th place run.

“The boys worked their you know what’s off all night, and the driver finally got going in the feature,” he said. “We have had great speed, and hopefully we can put a whole night together with no issues and win one of these.”

Jason Statler would like to thank DF Rios Motorsports, Amerikote, Riley Collins Auto Body, SCI, Kaeding Performance, Yak Graphics, Factory Kahne Shocks, Ultra Shield, Rod End Supply, Santomauro, Stephanie’s Custom Interior, and Nevada City Auto Service for their continued support.

ON TAP: Jason and his team will take a week off before heading to Chico, CA on May 2nd and 3rd.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins-0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-3

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Jason by following @StatlerRacing on twitter.

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Brian Brown – Sixth with Tough Field in Knoxville!

(Bill W) April 21, 2014 – The Brian Brown Racing Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team was back at the Knoxville Raceway last Saturday night. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver finished sixth in a feature event in a weekly field that most have included as the most competitive in the track’s history. Things don’t get any easier this week, as Brian will take on the World of Outlaws at the Salina High Banks in Oklahoma, and at the I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri.

No one was surprised at the strong field gathered in Knoxville on Saturday were they?

Like everyone expected, it’s going to be as competitive as it’s ever been. Everything is going to be important…the qualifying piece, where you qualify. Like I’ve said before, as the year goes on and it’s even more competitive, the locals are going to shine at the Outlaw show in June and the Nationals.

Coming out eleventh to qualify, you registered fourth quick.

We’re usually in the first couple of spots, so we’re not really accustomed to fourth. I kind of missed it on both laps in qualifying.

You started fifth in your heat and finished second in a stacked field!

It was a who’s who in the heat. Terry (McCarl), (Craig) Dollansky, Ian (Madsen), Ryan Bunton, Lynton (Jeffrey)…they were all out there. We were able to sneak by Terry, and then the yellow came out. We got by Ian to second, and I thought we had a shot at Dollansky on the last lap. I got a little out of shape in one and two and that was all she wrote.

That set you up for a starting spot inside row three for the feature.

Going in, we felt we were as good as anyone there. We tried a few things that we wouldn’t normally try to make ourselves a little bit better. There’s really no way to candy-coat it, we weren’t as good as we needed to be to move around and drive up through there. We had a good first start and we were up to third or fourth. I really thought we had a really good opportunity. On the second start, we just didn’t get rolling like we should have. To be honest, I may have made more mistakes in that twenty laps than I have in the last five years.

There was a lot of position changes in spots four through eight.

When your car’s not working like it should and the driver’s not driving like he should, we were probably lucky to finish sixth with the caliber of cars that were there. The battle from fourth to eighth, we weren’t giving each other much room. When you race with those guys, you have to be on your toes and make your moves count. When you pass them, you want to be done with them.

There were plenty of sliders exchanged and the battles were exciting!

It was fun racing. We raced Terry hard, and we raced Justin (Henderson) hard. It had to be fun for the fans. From where I was sitting, there was something going on in every corner.

It was a huge weekly crowd for the opener too.

I just want to commend the staff at Knoxville Raceway. I don’t think since I’ve been going, we’ve had a weekly crowd bigger than that. I hope the fans who don’t normally come, will come back and tell others about what they saw. As a driver, we really notice. You get amped up in front of a big crowd like that, and Saturday was no different.

You go to a couple of tracks with the Outlaws that you’ve had some good results.

Salina has been good to us in the past. We’ve had some success in the 360. At Pevely, we’ve led some laps in the past with the Outlaws and finished third. As much as I’d love to be at Knoxville, I’m looking forward to these two nights with the Outlaws. We’ve had some success at these tracks and we’d love to get our first 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

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

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Brian won at the Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Nebraska on September 21, 2003. He was driving for legendary car owner, Gary Swenson.

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About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating nearly 1700 convenience stores in 11 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 12th largest c-store chain and sixth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

We are very excited to introduce our new line of automotive chemicals, oils and fluids to our product offering. These new products will be available at many retailers across the country. We continue to offer a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, plus a complete line of high quality batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial and other specialty vehicles. All products are made to OE manufacturer fitment specifications. FVP products are engineered to provide our customers with quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. To learn more about our FVP products or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit us at www.FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution

Marketing Partner of the Week – Maxim Racing

Brian says, “Chuck and Karen Merrill are not only great people, but they put everything into putting the best car out on the market. I’ve always been a supporter of theirs, and with Brian Brown Racing, you’ll always see their chassis.”

Brian has been partnering with Maxim since 2003. After years of success as a car owner, Chuck Merrill started his chassis business in a rented three-bay garage in November of 1988. The first car was driven by Johnny Herrera at the Florida All Stars Sprint Week in February of 1989. By June of that year, Maxim moved into a 7,000 square foot facility. By 2001, Maxim had grown substantially producing 304 chassis that year. In 2002, Maxim moved to its present 12,500 square foot location in Springfield, Illinois. Maxim continues to offer their customers unmatched service and support, and currently has 17 quality employees, and builds over 400 chassis on an annual basis. Their world-famous “K-car” was designed for Steve Kinser, and has won ten Knoxville Nationals titles and fourteen World of Outlaws championships! To top it all, Maxim offers a warranty if you are not completely satisfied with your car. For more information on Maxim, visit www.racemaxims.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – K&N Filters

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

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

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Searsboro Telephone Company, MC Power, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com, Champion Brands, DNA Energy, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Enco Tools, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, www.RateWin.com, Arctic Cat, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, Fuel-Safe Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, www.AllDayParts.com, Tru Square, Jack Links, Deli Express, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Mothers Wax, Hoosier Tires, Klein RV, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Bosch, Garrett Racing Engines, MSD, Moyle Racing Engines, Fortress Wealth Management, Legacy, Flexzilla and WSIB Insurance for all their support!

 

 

Brad Loyet – WoO Hard-charger at Devil’s Bowl!

(Bill W) April 21, 2014 – Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global/Miller Truck Lines #o5 team headed to Mesquite, Texas last weekend to run in the World of Outlaws return to Devil’s Bowl Speedway. In the finale, the Sunset Hills, Missouri driver shot by eleven cars to an eleventh place finish and the hard-charger award. This weekend, the team is closer to home with the WoO, running at the Salina High Banks in Oklahoma and at the I-55 Raceway in nearby Pevely, Missouri.

The two-night event in Mesquite started Friday night in time trials with a registry of 22nd quick. “The car was great in hot laps, but the motor lacked just a little bit of speed that we needed in qualifying,” says Brad. “We were a little tight, but in the heat we were lucky enough to go from eighth to fifth and make the show. That was our goal coming in, to make the shows.”

After a good heat race run saw Brad advance from eighth to fifth and a transfer to the preliminary feature, he ran 19th in that event after starting in row eleven. “To be honest, the feature was just around the bottom waiting for mistakes,” he says. “It became kind of a freight train.”

The team knew it needed some more speed for Saturday’s finale. “We knew we had to do something with the motor, so we talked to the engine builder,” says Brad. “He told us to take a shot with a few things to see if they’d work. If not, we’d go the other way next week. We tried, and clearly it didn’t work.”

Twenty-sixth quick in time trials on Saturday would put Brad back in row five for his heat race. “We made it up to seventh in the heat, but they only took six,” he says. “We were all over (Paul) McMahan for that spot. We just couldn’t get by him.”

Despite a nose wing issue on the fast half-mile, Brad advanced from eighth to third in the B main. “Sometimes running the B main isn’t a bad thing,” he says. “With the Outlaws, you don’t want anything bad to happen. You just want to make the show. We were able to get through there, but our nose wing broke with about five to go. Luckily, it didn’t hurt us too bad.”

Starting outside of row eleven, Brad used his experience with ASCS at the Devil’s Bowl to charge to an eleventh place finish. “We were lucky enough to find a groove that was taking a little bit of rubber in the middle of three and four,” he says. “The next thing I knew, we were just flying by people. It felt good to get the hard-charger of the race, but we want to qualify better this weekend and put ourselves towards the front.”

Brad hopes to improve on that as he becomes more experienced with the Outlaws. “Our main problem right now is qualifying,” he says. “With a decent qualifying lap, I think we’d be right there. We’re going to put a different motor in for this weekend and see how it works.”

Both venues this weekend offer a chance for partners, friends and family to attend. “We’re really looking forward to both races this weekend,” says Brad. “Vacuworx Global and Miller Truck Lines are both based in Oklahoma, so they’ll be able to see us in Salina. On Saturday, we’ll be ten minutes from the race shop. It’s not often we get to race that close to our family and friends, so Pevely will be fun.”

Brad’s Weekly Releases

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

 

 

 

Danny Holtgraver in victory lane with his family at Lernerville on April 18th

Central Pennsylvania All Star Swing Next for Danny Holtgraver Holtgraver and Hunter Racing Sweep Western Pennsylvania April 18th/19th

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

Contact: F.I. Motorsports altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / FullyInjected.com

Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

Pittsburgh, PA (April 21st, 2014) - Danny Holtgraver will make his way back to ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ territory this Friday and Saturday, April 25th & 26th; taking part in the annual UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions’ spring time swing through Central Pennsylvania. ‘America’s Series’ will visit two (2) of Central Pennsylvania’s most recognized racing facilities; the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. Holtgraver, who travels full-time with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, will enter the upcoming two-race weekend currently fourth (4th) in the UNOH All Star ‘National’ standings, and fourth (4th) in the UNOH All Star ‘Eastern Region’ standings. The UNOH All Star events this weekend will accumulate points towards the ‘National’ standings and ‘Eastern Region’ standings.

“We are ready to go” said Danny Holtgraver, “We love going to Central Pennsylvania...it’s some of the toughest competition in the country and having the opportunity to race against those guys is really motivating...this Hunter Racing team has been clicking really well lately...we can’t wait to get out there and see what we can do.”

Holtgraver, who pilots the Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, no. 10H ‘410’ sprint car, will kick-off his upcoming weekend with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The UNOH All Stars and ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ will do battle for a $5,000 top prize on Friday night, April 25th. Danny Holtgraver will race wing-to-wing with Central Pennsylvania’s finest on Friday at ‘The Grove;’ including current track point leader, Stevie Smith. The pilot of the Hunter Racing ‘10H’ has never won a main event at the Williams Grove Speedway, but looks forward to the opportunity to do so this weekend.

“Williams Grove is a tough place...it’s really unique and the car quality is incredible” explained Holtgraver, “Every time we go there we learn something new...hopefully we can use our notes on Friday and get the ‘10H’ up front.”

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will visit the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, April 26th. The event on tap at the Juniata Fairgrounds half-mile is the annual ‘Bob Weikert Memorial’ worth $10,000 to the winner. The ‘Bob Weikert Memorial’ boasts a $34,000 purse; making it one of the richest events on the 2014 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions’ tour. Holtgraver has a runner-up finish to his credit at the Port Royal Speedway, which took place during the 2012 edition of the ‘Bob Weikert Memorial.’ The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native will attempt to improve that finish by one position this Saturday night.

“We’ve had some recent luck during the ‘Weikert Memorial’ so hopefully we can keep that rolling” said Holtgraver, “We had a really good run at this race back in 2012...I’ve always really liked Port Royal Speedway...it’s a big track that requires a lot of momentum and that fits my driving style...hopefully we can get the ball rolling right from the start on Saturday and earn our first win there!”

During recent ‘410’ sprint car competition, Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing swept action in Western Pennsylvania; earning victories at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania; and at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Holtgraver, who earned a Lernerville track title back in 2010, found victory lane during Lernerville Speedway’s ‘Fab Four’ opening night on Friday, April 18th. The signature ‘Fab Four’ program featured all four of Lernerville’s weekly divisions including the ‘410’ sprint cars.

Holtgraver’s victory at Mercer Raceway Park occurred on Saturday evening, April 19th during ‘Bonnell’s Rod Shop Night.’ The victory was worth $4,000 and now gives Danny Holtgraver six-straight victories at the 3/8’s mile oval, which includes two (2) UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions’ victories in 2013. Holtgraver now has two-total victories during his 2014 campaign.

“Last weekend was unreal...It was a total team effort and I can’t thank them enough” said Holtgraver, “This entire Hunter Racing operation has been great to work with...everyone works hard and clicks really well together...I really can’t thank Rob Hunter enough...it’s been a great season so far...hopefully I can keep winning and return the favor!”

For more information regarding this weekend’s UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions’ events throughout Central Pennsylvania, please visit the official online home of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions - www.allstarsprint.com. Fans can also find out more information by logging on to the official online homes of Williams Grove and Port Royal - www.williamsgrove.com and www.portroyalspeedway.com.

News and information relating to Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during the entire 2014 season. 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 networks including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

Recent Highlights: Earns $4,000 victory at Mercer Raceway Park during ‘Bonnell’s Rod Shop Night.’ 2014 Wins: 2: (Lernerville Speedway (PA); Mercer Raceway Park (PA))

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Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, West View Motors, DKW Transport, North Hills Auto Body, Kistler Engines, Butler Built, Winters Rearends, J&J Chassis, VRP Shocks, Classic Ink, Simpson Racing and ‘FullyInjected.com’

 

 

Tough Outcome at Knoxville Opener

The Big Game Treestands #7 team made their first visit of the season to Knoxville Raceway this past Saturday. With temperatures rising into the mid-70s on a beautiful sunny day, the ‘Sprint Car Capital of the World’ was ready to commence their 61st season of competition.

As 32 drivers signed in for 410 competition, Craig Dollansky began the night by timing in 10th fastest at 15.556 seconds. Lining up inside row two on the grid for heat one, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ used a great start claiming runner-up in the opening laps and then hugging the bottom around the ½-mile to take the top spot and go on to win the 8-lap event.

In the 20-lap A-Main the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim took the green outside row five. After a favorable start to the main event was waved back due to a spin in turn three, the next attempt saw Dollansky lose a couple spots but then rebound running ninth in the opening circuits. Primarily running the highside battling with Bronson Maeschen and Brian Brown, trouble would find the Eyecon Trail Cameras #7 with nine to go when the right rear tire blew. With the feature past the halfway point and no time in the work area, Dollansky was forced to retire from the event credited with a 21st place finish.

“We made some progress with our car in the heat race and had a decent car in the A-Main until the right rear tire began losing air pressure entering turn one on the eleventh lap,” commented the veteran driver from Elk River, Minnesota. “I was able to keep it out of the wall to save any further damage but we didn’t get any time to change the tire and ended our night.”

The Big Game Treestands #7 team will compete next at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Oklahoma this coming Friday with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

 

 

Blake Hahn Snags a Win and Top Ten with ASCS Gulf South

SAPULPA, Okla. (April 21, 2014) - Blake Hahn's Easter Weekend started off with victory, and ended with a top-ten finish with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region.

Friday, April 18 saw the Old School Racing No. 17 at the Heart O' Texas Speedway, where Hahn went head-to-head with Brandon Berryman in the closing laps; edging the Missouri City, Texas driver in the final turns of the 25 lap feature event.

"We had a caution with around 15 down. I was running third, worked to second on the restart and battled with Berryman a couple laps. I didn't even see the white flag, I saw Berryman, and then I saw the checkered so I was pretty excited," said Hahn of the win.

Asked about the final lap battle in traffic, Hahn chuckled at first saying, "I almost gave it away. I was trying to run the bottom underneath lapped cars, and Berryman got around me on the top. The next lap he went to the bottom, and I went to the top and got round him in one and two and then I went back to the bottom in three and four and just held my line."

Saturday, the Griffith Truck and Equipment team made the trip to the Gator Motorplex for the Nolan Wren Memorial where Hahn settled with an eighth place finish after tangling with a lapped car while running second.

"I was supposed to start second row inside, but Channin Tankersley's nose wing fell down, so we ended up starting on the pole. Reutzel jumped us on the start so we ran second for about half the race until we started getting into some lapped traffic. I got underneath somebody getting into three and got tangled together so I had to drop to the back but came back to eighth."

An overall successful weekend for the Old School Racing team, Hahn will compete next with the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region at the Lubbock Speedway on Friday, April 25 and Abilene Speedway on Saturday, April 26.

RECENT RESULTS:

April 18 - Heart O' Texas Speedway - Waco, Texas - Heat Race 1; A-Feature 1 (3)

April 19 - Gator Motorplex - Willis, Texas - Heat Race 1; A-Feature 8 (3)

QUICK STATS:

Races: 12; Win - 1; Top5 - 2; Top 10 - 6; Top 15 - 9; Top 20 - 12

NEXT EVENT:

Friday, April 25 - Lubbock Speedway - Lubbock, Texas (ASCS Lone Star)

Saturday, April 26 - Abilene Speedway - Abilene, Texas (ASCS Lone Star)

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Craig Mintz Leads F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Standings After Two Events;
John Ivy On Top of F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Rankings After Two Rounds of Action
Recap and Updated Point Standings as of 4/21/2014

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915
F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Fremont, OH (April 21st, 2014) - The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service launched it’s 2014 campaign during the recent weekend; hosting back-to-back events on Friday and Saturday, April 18th & 19th at the Attica Raceway Park (April 18th) and Fremont Speedway (April 19th). The series averaged over thirty (30) ‘410’ sprint cars during their first two nights of competition; with many of the region’s finest race teams on hand to help bring in the new F.A.S.T. season.

Two (2) different feature winners were crowned during the first two nights of the 2014 season. Tim Shaffer, a Pennsylvania native and former UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions’ national champion, earned the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series night #1 victory on Friday evening, April 18th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. Caleb Griffith (2nd), Craig Mintz (3rd), Chris Andrews (4th) and Jody Keegan (5th) rounded out the top-five. There were thirty-six (36) F.A.S.T. ‘410’ sprinters signed-in on Friday evening at the Attica bullring.

Christopher Bell, an Oklahoma native and USAC national midget phenom, earned the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service night #2 victory on Saturday, April 19th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. Bell would hold off former UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions’ national champion, Chad Kemenah, for the 30-lap, $2,500-to-win victory. Broc Martin (3rd), Craig Mintz (4th) and Byron Reed (5th) rounded out the top-five. There were twenty-six (26) F.A.S.T. ‘410’ sprint cars signed-in on Saturday night at the Fremont Speedway.

The 2014 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro season also launched during the recent weekend; with back-to-back events being hosted at the Attica Raceway Park (April 18th) and Fremont Speedway (April 19th). An average of twenty-five (25) F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series sprint cars signed in for competition during the recent weekend; with twenty-eight (28) officially signing-in for action on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park, and twenty-three (23) signing-in on Saturday night at Fremont Speedway.

So much like the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series, two different winners were crowned during the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series opening weekend. John Ivy took home the checkers during the 2014 season opener on Friday night, April 18th at Attica Raceway Park. Jordan Ryan (2nd), Steve Rando (3rd), Seth Schneider (4th) and Alvin Roepke (5th) rounded out the top-five. Jimmy Colvin earned the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series night #2 victory at the Fremont Speedway on Saturday, April 19th. Colvin would hold off Friday night winner, John Ivy, for the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ win; followed by Steve Rando (3rd), Dustin Dinan (4th) and Jordan Ryan (5th).

Craig Mintz currently leads the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series point standings after two (2) rounds of competition. Mintz, who earned back-to-back top-five finishes with the series during the recent weekend, sits on top with 276 points; 14 points ahead of current series runner-up, Chris Andrews. Caleb Giffith, Byron Reed and Stuart Brubaker round out the top-five, respectively.

John Ivy leads the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series standings heading into the next sanctioned event on Friday, May 16th at Attica Raceway Park. Ivy, who has 295 earned points, secured the top spot in the standings with two (2) podium finishes during the recent weekend. Steve Rando currently sits second in the standings; followed by Jordan Ryan, Jimmy Colvin and Dustin Dinan



Kistler Racing F.A.S.T 410 Points
After 04-19-14 Race 36 26
Pl. Car # Driver Wins Total
Pts. Pts.
Back 4/18/14 4/19/14
1 O9 Craig Mintz 0 276 0 140 136
2 16 Chris Andrews 0 262 -14 136 126
3 40DD Caleb Griffith 0 259 -17 145 114
4 5R Byron Reed 0 250 -26 118 132
5 35 Stuart Brubaker 0 249 -27 126 123
6 60 Jody Keegan 0 237 -39 132 105
7 40 Caleb Helms 0 237 -39 108 129
8 33M Bryan Sebetto 0 232 -44 116 116
9 5T Travis Philo 0 211 -65 103 108
10 45L Brian Lay 0 210 -66 90 120
11 7 Dean Jacobs 0 199 -77 89 110
12 46AU Stuart Williams 0 197 -79 85 112
13 9Z Duane Zablocki 0 194 -82 105 89
14 312 Mike Linder 0 191 -85 89 102
15 55 Brad Bowman 0 172 -104 86 86
16 O7X Dain Naida 0 171 -105 87 84
17 53 DJ Foos 0 170 -106 50 120
18 81 Lee Jacobs 0 110 -166 110
19 39M Matt Merrill 0 85 -191 85


JLH F.A.S.T 305 Points

After 04-19-14 Race 28 23
Pl. Car # Driver Wins Total
Pts. Pts.
Back 4/18/14 4/19/14
1 8I John Ivy 1 295 0 150 145
2 19R Steve Rando 0 280 -15 140 140
3 5R Jordan Ryan 0 279 -16 145 134
4 9 Jimmy Colvin 1 273 -22 123 150
5 6 Dustin Dinan 0 265 -30 129 136
6 OO Alvin Roepke 0 254 -41 134 120
7 36 Seth Schneider 0 244 -51 136 108
8 68G Tyler Gunn 0 240 -55 126 114
9 4X Bobby Clark 0 234 -61 105 129
10 1 Nate Dussel 0 229 -66 106 123
11 25 Jason Keckler 0 228 -67 118 110
12 12 Kyle Capodice 0 228 -67 116 112
13 1W Paul Weaver 0 219 -76 103 116
14 2 Ricky Peterson 0 218 -77 114 104
15 11G Luke Griffith 0 217 -78 112 105
16 22D Dan Hammond 0 212 -83 110 102
17 8M T.J Michael 0 208 -87 90 118
18 22M Dan McCarron 0 191 -104 88 103
19 7P Brandon Moore 0 189 -106 102 87
20 3J Trey Jacobs 0 175 -120 86 89
21 32 Dan Hennig 0 173 -122 85 88


Action for the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service will continue this Friday and Saturday, April 25th & 26th at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. The F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series schedule will not continue until Friday and Saturday, May 16th and 17th.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2014 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at; www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com. Be sure to like us on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt or follow @FASTseries on Twitter.

 

 

Wake Up Oswego: Oswego Speedway Roars to Life with Open Practice Saturday Afternoon

OSWEGO, NY (April 21, 2014) – The 2014 racing season marks the 64th consecutive season of racing operation at Oswego Speedway, but before the season officially goes green on May 3, the annual open test and tune practice session will take place this Saturday, April 26 from 1-5pm.

The open practice session is open to all divisions competing at Oswego Speedway during the 2014 racing season.

Admission to the open test session is free in the Speedway’s front grandstand, with pit passes available for $25.

Season pit passes will be accepted for this weekend’s practice, with the pit area opening at 11:30am for hauler parking.

A healthy field of both Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS Series machines are expected to be on hand for testing.

In recent seasons, the Speedway test sessions have also been known to draw a number of Race of Champions (ROC) Modifieds, International Supermodified Association (ISMA) Supermodifieds, and ATQMRA TQ Midgets.

Currently there are 37 total Novelis Supermodifieds and 33 Pathfinder Bank SBS Series machines registered for the 2014 racing season.

A second open practice session will also be held Friday, May 2 on the eve of Gater Racing News opening night at the Speedway on May 3.

The May 2 practice will be open only to wing and non-wing Supermodifieds as well as Small Block Supers. The test session will run from 6-10pm.

Pit passes for the Friday, May 2 session will also be $25, with season pit passes again accepted. The pit area will open on that Friday at 4:30pm.

Racing action officially begin on Saturday, May 3 as a part of the 64th annual opening night special at the Speedway presented by Gater Racing News featuring the first round of the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series.

The Novelis Supermodified season takes the green flag on Saturday, May 10 with the 53rd annual Mitchell’s Speedway Press/Planet Fitness ‘Supermodified Kick-Off’ at the Speedway.

Racing on May 3 and May 10 will begin at 6:30pm, with kids 16 and under admitted free of charge as long as they attend with a paid adult.

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also LIKE the (Official) Oswego Speedway page at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. To purchase tickets or order merchandise please call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

THE LUCKY 7 EVENT JUMP STARTS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON OF THE NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

On Sunday, May 25 at Grandview Speedway, the Lucky 7 event jump starts the 25th anniversary season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. To kick-off the 2014 version of the successful series co-promoted by Bruce Rogers and Bob Miller, the race card will encompass seven feature events with no qualifying and showcase the racing talents in five divisions. Twin features for the 358 Modifieds and a tandem of main events for the URC Sprint Cars will be staged along with single contests for the ARDC Midgets, Sportsman and Legend Cars. All of the feature events will be 25-laps in distance. With a minimum of twenty cars in each division, over one-hundred participants are expected to be on hand. On Sunday, May 25, gates unlock at 5:00 p.m. with racing starting at 7:30 PM. In appreciation to the great fans of the Thunder on the Hill series, grandstand general admission for adults will be a fan friendly $20 with children between the ages of 6 and 11 admitted for $10. Admission to the pit area is $30 with a license and $35 without a license. If necessary, Monday, May 26 has been reserved as the rain date with gates opening at 4:00 PM and a start time of 6:00 PM. Several additional fan activities are being scheduled and they will be announced shortly. Following the opener, four additional events are scheduled for the silver anniversary season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. On Tuesday, June 3, the Amsoil USAC Non-Wing Sprint Cars begin their Eastern Storm tour with a return to Grandview Speedway to compete in the $6000-to-win 40-lap Jesse Hockett Classic. Daron Clayton, the Modern Day Cowboy, will be looking to repeat his 2013 winning effort. The wingless ARDC Midgets round out the program. Racing gets underway at 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday, July 1, the Pennsylvania Posse 410 Sprint Cars invade the “Hill” during the annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series and will be joined by the Race of Champions Modifieds. Greg Hodnett is slated to back in action and the four-time Thunder Series Sprint Champion will be looking for another checkered flag. The start time for this race is set for 7:30 p.m. The 17th Annual Traffic Jam for the Modifieds, sanctioned by the Race of Champions, takes place on Tuesday, July 30. The 410 Sprint Cars complete the two-division card. Duane Howard won the 2013 contest and will be looking to secure his second Traffic Jam victory on this night. The first green flag waves at 7:30 p.m. To close out the 25th Anniversary season, the House of Thunder Halloween Party and Grandview Thunder 5-25’s is set for Saturday, October 18. Five 25-lap feature events are on tap along with the Blast from the Past Vintage Cars and a Monster Smash Demolition Derby. This spectacular event gets cranked up at 6:00 p.m. A rain date of Sunday, October 19 has been established for this race and will carry a start time of 4:00 p.m. Once again, NAPA Auto Parts will be returning as the Thunder on the Hill Series Sponsor and will be joined by GALCO Business Communications and Lee Myles Transmission to celebrate the 25th Anniversary season The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is a co-promotion between Grandview Speedway track owner Bruce Rogers and special events promoter Bob Miller. In the twenty-four previous seasons of Thunder on the Hill, one-hundred and nine events were presented paying out in excess of $3,658,950 in prize money. Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, just ten mile north of Pottstown, PA Additional information on Grandview Speedway is available by calling 610-754-7688. The successful Berks County speedway is operated by Bruce Rogers and family. For more information on the Thunder on the Hill racing events of 2014, please check out the full color event ads on our website at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TOTHRacing. 2014 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Presented by: Pioneer Pole Buildings & GALCO Business Communications

Grandview Speedway Route 100 Ten mile north of Pottstown, PA GPS Users: 43 Passmore Road Bechtelsville, PA 19505 Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688 Thunder on the Hill Information: 443 513 4456 Websites: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com or www.grandviewspeedway.com Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TOTHRacing Thunder on the Hill fans are encouraged to engage on social media platforms using the hashtag #TOTHRacing before, after and during racing events. #TOTHRacing content will be promoted across the Thunder on the Hill official social media platforms on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill, Twitter: @TOTHRacing and Instagram: @TOTHRacing. 2014 Thunder Series Race Dates: Sunday, May 25 7:30 PM Lucky 7 Grandview Thunder 7-25 lap features in one night. 2-358 Modified 2 URC Sprint, Plus ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, Legends. Rain Date Monday, May 26 6 PM Tuesday, June 3 7:30 PM Jesse Hockett Classic USAC National Non-Wing Sprint Tour & ARDC Midgets Tuesday, July 1 7:30 PM 410 Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series Plus ROC Modifieds Tuesday, July 29 7:30 PM 17th Annual Traffic JAM ROC Modifieds & 410 Sprints Saturday, Oct 18 6 PM House of Thunder Halloween Party- - Features Only Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, Legends, Monster Smash Demo Derby, Blast from the Past Vintage Cars. Rain Date: Sunday, October 19 4 PM

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 52nd Anniversary season in 2014. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

 

 

Tracy Hines Finishes on the Podium at Eldora

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—April 20, 2014— Being fast “right off the truck” and keeping that speed throughout the entire racing program is what every driver and team strives for each time they unload their car at the track. Tracy Hines achieved that on Saturday, April 19, at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio, as he was second-fastest in hot laps, third-quickest in time trials, won his heat race from the sixth starting position, and came home third in the 30-lap main event for the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series.

Hines lined up fifth in the Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic aboard The Carolina Nut Company DRC and found himself third by the fifth circuit. The veteran driver tapped the wall once while battling for the second spot, and wound up running third for the remainder of the race. A pair of red flag periods and one caution slowed the proceedings. The third-place finish for Hines was his second podium of the young season.

“We had a solid night from start to finish,” said Hines. “It was a challenging track, so to get another podium finish is great for our team. Our goal is to win every night, but with how tough the competition is right now, finishing on the podium is nothing to hang your head about. We feel pretty good with our program right now, especially heading into the next couple of weeks with a handful of races.”

The night opened at Eldora for the native of New Castle, Ind., by turning a lap of 15.331-seconds in time trials, which was third-best of the 31 entries at the high-banked half-mile. With the fastest six cars in each heat race inverted, Hines lined up sixth in the third heat. He charged to the front and won that eight-lap contest over fellow Indiana native Jon Stanbrough. This would put Hines on the inside of the third row for the A-Feature, where he would finish third.

In four starts with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series in 2014, Hines has three finishes of sixth or better. He is currently sixth in the series standings, 21 markers out of the top-five.

Hines returns to action with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series on Friday, April 25 at Gas City (Ind.) Speedway, followed by a trip to Tri-State Speedway, also in his home state of Indiana, on Saturday, April 26.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank Primary Sponsors: The Carolina Nut Company, Hansen’s Welding Inc, Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts, and MPHG Promotions Inc. Associate Sponsors for 2014 include: ProSource Professional Resources, Turbines Inc., Daum Crop Insurance, Parker Machinery, Stanton Racing Engines and Schipper Family Farms. Product Sponsors that are part of Tracy Hines Racing in 2014 include: Afco Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Autonet Mobile, Indy Race Parts, Bell Racing, Kenny’s Components, Race Bumpers, Hoosier Racing Tires, CSI Competition Suspension, Shadow Graphix, Driven Racing Oil, Sander Engineering, Hugh Brothers and Midwest Sheet Metal.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and “Like him” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Emphasizes Improvement on Qualifying After World of Outlaws Debut

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (April 20, 2014) - The biggest piece to improve for Tony Bruce Jr. is qualifying following his 410ci season debut last weekend at the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

"The qualifying thing is definitely something I need to get back in the rhythm of," he said. "That was really our only downfall all weekend. We qualified so bad we always had to start in the back."

Competing at Devil's Bowl Speedway with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series for the first time this season, Bruce Jr. timed in 24th on Friday and 16th on Saturday.

His qualifying time lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for Friday's heat race. However, Bruce Jr. made a quick move on the start to pick up a trio of positions and rally to the fifth-place result, which locked him into the feature.

"We had a real fast car," he said. "I had a really good start and beat everybody in turns one and two and then fell in line to get a transfer."

Bruce Jr. started the 25-lap main event on the outside of the 11th row, but maneuvered toward the top 10 throughout the first half of the race.

"The way the track was you had to be on the bottom in turns one and two," he said. "We had a late double-file restart and I just didn't get to the bottom going into turn one and lost a whole bunch of spots. That was the biggest bummer of the weekend. I gave back a lot of spots on that restart."

After losing those handful of positions in the final 10 laps, Bruce Jr. held on for the 17th-place finish.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Saturday and after improving on his qualifying results, Bruce Jr. started his heat race on the outside of the third row.

"We had a couple of initial starts that were called back," he said. "The final one that stood we didn't get a good enough start. I didn't have the car set up the way it should be."

Bruce Jr. placed seventh in his heat race to miss a lock-in position by only one spot. That started him on the pole of the Last Chance Showdown, which Bruce Jr. led all 12 laps to pick up the win and transfer.

"Any time you get out front and get clean air the car seems to handle a lot better," he said. "You don't even have to be spot on with the setup."

Bruce Jr. started the $20,000-to-win Ted Johnson Memorial main event in 16th.

"I felt like it could have gone a lot better," he said. "We were 14th on one of the restarts and I hit the top in turns one and two. When I came out of turn two I ran out of room. I had a good run and ended up coming off the back straightway and lost a bunch of spots. Soon after it took rubber and we were all in line from there."

Bruce Jr. ended with an 18th-place result.

He is scheduled to compete this Friday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

"Get a good qualifying lap," Bruce Jr. said of what he learned from last weekend. "Try to cut a decent lap and start up front in clean air. Hopefully next weekend we can qualify better."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 17 (22).

April 19 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 18 (16).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

Click on the link for a video by Thriller Productions that highlights Bruce Jr.'s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21: http://vimeo.com/89899519

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

Established in 1968, Wheeler Metals is a sheet metal business that offers a variety of products for professional and amateur builders. Wheeler Metals has three locations in Muskogee, Okla., Rogers, Ark., and Springfield, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.WheelerMetals.com.

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

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Lubbock Wrecker Service, Briley Trucking, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape and Pressure Tek for their continued support.

 

 

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY SET TO OPEN 2014 SEASON WITH FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT

Orrville, Ohio

Sunday, April 20, 2014

By Mike Swanger

After opening up the gates for practice to 50 plus cars this past Saturday, Napa Wayne County Speedway is ready to fly the green flag this Saturday, April 26th with a full program of Fisher Performance Sprints, Lias Tire Late Models, Thrifty Muffler Super Stocks, WQKT Mini Stocks, and the NAPA Mini Wedges. Both the Pit and General Admission gates will open at 3 pm with Hot Laps/Qualifying at 6:30 pm and racing begins at 7:30 pm. General Admission will be $10 with many fan giveaways through out the evening plus $1 hot dogs and 50 cent popcorn.

This season, the NAPA Mini Wedges will run their heat races right after the Fisher Performance Sprints fire their engines. Hot Laps/Qualifying for all other class’ will take place after the NAPA Mini Wedges heat races and then race their feature right after the National Anthem.

As the season gets rolling, check out the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for all the upcoming races, results, point standings and other news at the track plus pre-race activities for the fans through out the 2014 season.

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Season Starts Saturday at Merrittville

Spring Sizzler Kicks off 3rd PST Canada Season

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (April 18, 2014)- It was a dreadful winter for much of Patriot Sprint Tour landscape but heading in to the season opener it is all systems go for an invasion at one of the most anticipated tour stops.

This Saturday, for the second consecutive season, the Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series gets underway at the Merrittville Speedway in Southern Ontario. In last season’s lid-lifter, Steve Poirier held off a wild late-race challenge from Justin Barger to score the win and eventually go on to the 2013 PST Canada Championship. A host of drivers are looking to pull a similar feat at the 3/8-mile this year to go wire-to-wire to score the $5,000 prize that is up for grabs for the 2014 Championship.

Poirier is a favorite at any race he enters, but the defending Spring Sizzler winner will contend with a number of drivers that have a knack for getting around the d-shaped oval. Jason Barney, who was runner-up in the PST Canada standings in 2013, has a third place effort at Merrittville last April and thrives on tactical race tracks such as Merrittville.

2013 PST America Champion Jared Zimbardi has four career top 10 finishes in five starts in Thorold. But it is fellow past PST Champions Scott Kreutter and Bryan Howland who have each have won at the Bicknell/Williamson-Owned Facility, with Howland doing it on two occasions.

PST America regulars that will be traveling north include Don Adamczyk, Steve Collins, Steven Hutchinson Jr., Tommy Wickham and Todd Hoddick. PST Canada regulars Glenn Styres, Keith Dempster, Jamie Collard and Chris Jones are also names expected to be on hand.

Of course a race at Merrittville would not be complete without the groundswell of local teams that circled this date on their schedule early on. Mikey Kruchka, Chris Steele, Tom and Jim Huppunen, Stan Zanchin, Zach Zumpe, Conor Mahoney, Jamie Turner and Brad Malloy just scratch the surface of names that could be present this weekend.

Pit gates for this special event will swing open at 3:00 P.M., with heat racing getting underway at 7:00 P.M. Stay up-to-speed with all that his happening this Saturday by following the Patriot Sprint Tour on Twitter or liking the Patriots Tour on Facebook. For additional information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour History at Merrittville

Races: 4

June 24, 2006- Bryan Howland

August 1, 2009- Scott Kreutter

June 18, 2011- Bryan Howland

April 27, 2013- Steve Poirier

 

 

THE MOTTER TEAM CLOSES OUT THE DEVIL’S BOWL EXTRAVAGANZA

WITH A SECOND PLACE FINISH

MESQUITE, Texas (April 19, 2014) – It was high stakes night at the birthplace of the World of Outlaws, Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Every competitor was gunning for the spoils of tonight’s Texas Outlaw Nationals victory: a very cool trophy with a boot sitting atop a wooden base and a chance to wear the white cowboy hat in victory circle. Oh, and $20,000 to win!

Earlier today Joey Saldana said in an interview on Race Talk radio that he wanted to wear the cowboy hat! Why not, he’s worn the crown at the King’s Royal twice.

Before racing started tonight there was an autograph session that included over 60 of the 93 drivers present on the night World of Outlaws was formed in 1978. An amazing turnout of drivers and fans!

In preliminary action, Saldana drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the No. 6 qualifying position with a 14.771-second lap around the high-banked half-mile oval.

The Brownsburg Bullet rolled off third in the third heat race. When the starter waved the green flag, Brad Sweet assumed the lead while Saldana broke in fifth place and engaged in a battled with fourth place David Gravel, both drivers fighting for the bottom of the track. With only two laps complete, the yellow came out for Shawn Peterson who stopped on the track. Hafertepe,Jr. passed Sweet on the restart to take the lead and win the heat. Saldana finished sixth but would be a participant in the dash by virtue of a new format.

The dash competitors would consist of the top five qualifiers and three heat race winners. Because Hafertepe, Jr. won his heat and was the No. 3 qualifier, it bumped Saldana to the dash as the No. 6 qualifier. Additionally when the Easter egg (a seasonal substitute for the ping pong balls) was drawn for the inversion, it was a lucky ‘6’ which put Saldana on the pole! Starting next to Saldana on the outside of the first row was Paul McMahan. When the green flew, the advantage and lead went to McMahan. Saldana was second. That’s the way they finished the dash and started the A-Main.

After one failed attempt the green flew to start the 30-lap Ted Johnson Memorial Cup. Saldana jumped to the early lead but with only two laps complete, the red light brought the race to a halt for Josh Hodges who clipped the wall and flipped upside down. Hodges was okay but was unable to continue. On the restart, Saldana chose the top of the track which worked well as he was able to maintain his lead. Pittman was second, McMahan third. With seven laps in the books, Madsen moved to third, passing McMahan. Pittman was gaining on Saldana and took advantage of the 71M spinning its wheels in the thick part of the track to take the lead. Near the halfway point Madsen was on Saldana’s bumper and after some failed attempts, finally got by the Bullet to take second.

On the restart after a yellow on lap 16, the running order was Pittman, Madsen and Saldana. Saldana began to stalk Madsen and found some rubber between three and four which gave him the traction to be able to make the pass and regain second. Saldana then set his sights on Pittman and in a side-by-side battle the Bullet may have shown Pittman where the tacky part of the race track was. Pittman moved onto the rubber and was able to hold off Saldana for the victory. Saldana finished second after having led laps 1-9 and Kerry Madsen rounded out the podium.

“I got to the top, but found the gritty part of the race track was in the middle,” said Saldana. “I probably showed Daryn my nose too soon and that gave the advantage back to him. The Motter team worked really hard, especially after last night and did a great job.

“A top 5 two nights in a row here at the Devil’s Bowl is good. We’ll take it and head on to Salina, Oklahoma where we hope to get the trophy in our sponsor HE&M Saw’s backyard next weekend.”

He was so close to Pittman at the end, he could almost reach out and touch that cowboy hat!

 

 

Bitner Automotive Blistering Fast Time Award Announced foe the Lucas Empire Super Sprints.

SYRACUSE, NY - As the official full point opener is just a little over a week away, new companies continue to add their name to the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) sponsorship family. The latest is Bitner Automotive out of Trenton, NJ.

Bitner Automotive is a family run business for over 50 years giving New Jersey the very best in performance technology. Headed by the father/son duo of Fred and Mark Bitner, Bitner Automotive prides itself on it’s in-house technology which allows us to complete any job efficiently and correctly – The First Time. In addition, we make sure our technicians are educated and accredited in the latest mechanical applications.

For all the latest information, feel free to log on to www.bitnerautomotive.com or please call (609) 888-1199

Bitner Automotive will be backing the nightly Blistering Fast Time Award at all ESS full point events. The driver that posts the overall fast time during the heats, dash, B-Main or A-Main will receive a cash bonus for their efforts.

Mark Bitner himself pilots a winged sprint car himself. He will run winged 360 and 410 events and when the annual USAC Eastern Storm comes in June, he will take he wing off and have some fun. The racing veteran will also dab into some ESS events looking to be in the field at Selinsgrove and possibly the SUNY Canton CNY Speedweek.

The chase for the 2014 Lucas Oil ESS championship starts Friday night, Apr. 25 at the Can-Am Motorsports Park. Steve Poirier will be looking for his fifth title but the challenges will be stiff from drivers such as Paul Kinney, Jason Barney, Chuck Hebing, Kevin Ward Jr., Jeff Cook, Matt Tanner, Shawn Donath, Patrick Vigneault and a whole slew of other top 360 drivers from NY and Canada.

It's the 31st Anniversary Tour, the very best of America's Race Cars and as the tradition continues it will be excitement guaranteed!

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Danny Holtgraver Earns First Victory of 2014 at Lernerville Speedway Back in Action April 19th at Mercer Raceway Park

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

Contact: F.I. Motorsports altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com

Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

Pittsburgh, PA (April 19th, 2014) - Danny Holtgraver earned his first ‘410’ sprint car victory of the 2014 season on Friday evening, April 18th at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. Holtgraver, who pilots the Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, no. 10H ‘410’ sprint car, earned the main event win during Lernerville Speedway’s 2014 opening night program. The opening night card featured Lernerville’s signature ‘Fab Four’ racing program; which features four weekly racing divisions including the ‘410’ sprint cars. Holtgraver would hold off fellow former Lernerville Speedway track champion, Carl Bowser, for his first win with Hunter Racing. Logan Wagner, Cory Good and Brandon Matus rounded out the top five. For full results, please visit Lernerville Speedway on the web at www.lernerville.com.

Danny Holtgraver will be back in action later this evening, Saturday, April 19th, at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania; taking part in ‘Bonnell’s Rod Shop Night’ featuring a $4,000-to-win main event for the ‘410’ sprint cars. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native was a five-time winner at the Mercer 3/8’s mile bullring in 2013; which includes two (2) UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions’ victories.

Danny Holtgraver is a full-time traveler with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions in 2014. UNOH All Star commitments return next Friday and Saturday, April 25th & 26th. The regional ‘410’ sprint car traveling series will be visiting the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday, April 25th; followed by a visit to the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 26th for the Bob Weikert Memorial. For more information, please visit the UNOH All Stars on the web at www.allstarsprint.com.

Fans looking for additional information pertaining to tonight’s $4,000-to-win Mercer program, sponsored by Bonnell’s Rod Shop, can do so by logging-on to Mercer’s official online home: www.mercerracewaypark.com.

News and information relating to Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during the entire 2014 season. 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 networks including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

Recent Highlights: Wins 2014 Lernerville Speedway (PA) Opener/Fab Four Event on Friday, April 18th Wins: 1

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Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, West View Motors, DKW Transport, North Hills Auto Body, Kistler Engines, Butler Built, Winters Rearends, J&J Chassis, VRP Shocks, Classic Ink, Simpson Racing and ‘FullyInjected.com’

 

 

NEXT TWO MSCS APPEARANCES ARE ON THE SAME WEEKEND TRI-STATE & TERRE HAUTE BECKON DRIVERS AND FANS

Haubstadt, IN - April 19, 2014 - The excitement level is always high in the dirt racing world and early race dates are not an exception. Spring is in the air. The glitter of new paint is abundant. New opportunities and a fresh start await the drivers.

The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series drivers have a second and perhaps greater challenge just ahead as they tackle two fast and demanding tracks in one weekend. MSCS will participate along with the United States Auto Club Sprint Cars on Saturday night April 26th at the quarter mile Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt. Then on Sunday the series will travel to the half mile Terre Haute Action Track to compete in the first King of Indiana Sprint Series race of the season. The two Indiana tracks are both on the U.S. 41 corridor in Southern Indiana and the tow or drive is an easy four lane 95 mile trip.

Action gets underway Saturday with MSCS regulars encountering the art of qualifying during time trials. The “Spring Showdown” will play out following 2014 USAC Official Rules of Competition. The format will include 10 lap heats, a qualifying race if necessary, a 12 lap semi, and the 30 lap feature. The feature will pay $5,000 to win and $500 to start. Twenty two cars will start the main event. The provisional starter program will also be in effect for both series!

Sunday’s “Spring Fling” will be conducted according to the current King of Indiana Sprint Series format. MSCS Officials, KISS Officials, and THAT Officials will work together to oversee and supervise the various aspects of the program. Specific details related to coordinating MSCS & KISS rules for the event will be covered at the drivers meeting. The 30 lap feature will pay $2,500 to win and $250 to start. At least twenty cars normally start the main event.

Last season’s “Spring Showdown” was won by Cullman Alabama’s Kevin Thomas Jr. He went on to win both co-sanctioned USAC-MSCS events held at Tri-State Speedway in 2013. Sikeston Missouri’s Hunter Schuerenberg won the very first USAC-MSCS “Spring Showdown” to be held at the speedway in 2012. Schuerenberg was victorious at the MSCS sanctioned “Bill Gardner’s Indiana Open Wheel.Com Racin’ Fest” at Lincoln Park Speedway to open this season. Two time and defending MSCS Champion Jon Stanbrough was second in that first encounter.

The last time MSCS joined KISS for a show at Terre Haute was in 2012. Robert Ballou picked up the victory in April that season. And Ballou was second at Haubstadt in the 2013 Showdown. The KISS-MSCS event scheduled to be held at the Action Track in 2013 was rained out and not rescheduled.

The drivers or driver that wins these two features could find that getting to the front was not an easy task and then staying there another lap by lap challenge. The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will be an added attraction at both race tracks!

 

 

Bad Boy Buggies® Salutes The King Fan Promotion Celebrates Steve Kinser’s Final World of Outlaws Championship Run

INDIANAPOLIS (April 18, 2014) – On a night when 20-time World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series champion Steve Kinser returned to the site of the inaugural WoO race – Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas – Bad Boy Buggies®, a leader in off-road utility vehicles for hunting and outdoor recreation, in a joint-effort with Tony Stewart Racing (TSR), announced the “Bad Boy Buggies Salutes The King” online contest. The campaign runs in conjunction with the World of Outlaws “Salute to the King Tour,” celebrating Kinser’s final season competing at every WoO race.

“We’re excited and proud to be a part of Steve’s final run at another championship with the Outlaws and wanted to make this season especially memorable for his fans and, in particular, one lucky fan,” said Eric Bondy, vice president, consumer business, Bad Boy Buggies. “The fans of short-track racing and the World of Outlaws have been able to witness one of the best ever to drive a racecar in Steve Kinser. It’s not often someone can drive something close to his car, but we’re excited we could design an Ambush iS that has a very similar look. I can’t wait to see the look on the winner’s face when they drive it for the first time in Charlotte.”

Entries will be taken through an online portal between April 18 and Oct. 3. The grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to Kinser’s final two races of the season at the World Finals in Charlotte, including participation in a pre-race ceremony, where Kinser will present the keys to a one-of-kind, “Salute to the King Tour” Steve Kinser-themed Ambush iS utility vehicle.

“I’m really excited someone out there is going to win this Ambush iS,” said Kinser, driver of the TSR No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim. “We saw how many people wanted to win one last year, and I’m sure this year the demand will be even bigger. It’s been great working with everyone at Bad Boy Buggies. They keep coming up with ways to get people interested in our sport. They are really excited about being involved in Sprint car racing. Our goal is to be celebrating another great season together when the winner gets their first look at the Ambush iS in Charlotte.”

Visit http://www.starnetdp.com/Bad_Boy_Buggies_Salutes_The_King/intro.html to register to win the custom Ambush iS. No purchase is required, but only one entry per e-mail address will be accepted. The grand prize winner of the Bad Boy Buggies Salutes The King promotion, to be announced on Oct. 8, will win a trip for two to the 2014 World Finals in Charlotte, N.C., courtesy of Bad Boy Buggies. The winner will receive two tickets to the 2014 WoO STP Sprint Car Series banquet Nov. 9 in Charlotte and will sit alongside Kinser and his TSR crew. Additional prizes from SKR, TSR and Bad Boy Buggies are also part of the prize package.

Bad Boy Buggies looks to continue enabling outdoors enthusiasts of all types with the best vehicle technology, and for recreational riders seeking to tackle the trails to enjoy the outdoors at the highest level. This is the second consecutive season the brand has partnered with TSR as primary sponsor of Kinser and his Sprint car.

More information can be found at www.BadBoyBuggies.com. Follow Bad Boy Buggies on Facebook at www.facebook.com/badboybuggies and on Twitter @badboybuggies.

 

 

SALDANA TALLIES QUICK TIME NO. 8 OF THE SEASON AT DEVIL’S BOWL

AND FINISHES FOURTH IN THE A-MAIN

MESQUITE, Texas (April 18, 2014) – The air was electric with anticipation as competitors, current and past, gathered at the World of Outlaws’ birthplace, Devil’s Bowl Speedway, for the first time in over a decade for two nights of racing in the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team was especially buoyed tonight by a new Outlaws rule that allotted last place A-Main points to any dash car or driver that either crashes or is injured to the extent it/he/she cannot start the A-Main.

This ruling gave Joey Saldana 27 additional points for the Las Vegas event in which he suffered a hematoma on his arm from race track debris entering the cockpit during the dash. After he completed the dash, Saldana was sent to the hospital for medical treatment and was unable to start the A-Main.

By virtue of this rule, Saldana moved to fourth place in point standings to start tonight’s Texas Outlaw Nationals event. Only 15 points out of the lead, with some good Texas Two-Step moves, the Brownsburg Bullet could leave Devil’s Bowl with the lead.

The Brownsburg Bullet set the existing track record of 13.360 seconds at Devil’s Bowl in 1999. Though he didn’t break his record, he led the pack in qualifying again tonight with a quick time of 14.035 seconds. The tally for No. 1 qualifying efforts for Saldana and the Motter team this season now stands at eight in 16 events.

Saldana started fourth in the first heat and when the green flew, pole sitter Sam Hafertepe, Jr. assumed the lead. Saldana was running a strong third when the yellow 71M began to slow then pick up speed. It slowed again and finally stopped on the track

half way through the heat. Though the team hovered over the car for their allotted two minute work period in the work area, there was no quick fix for a fuel pick up problem.

The team would now have to work their way up to the A-Main through the Last Chance Showdown.

Saldana started on the pole in his first appearance in the Last Chance Showdown this year. At the green, Saldana hugged the bottom of the track and took the lead. Steve Kinser was second, but Saldana’s strength running the bottom of the track allowed him to drive away from the rest of the field. With five laps to go, Saldana began to encounter lapped traffic but had a commanding 3.5-second lead over second place Kinser. Saldana made a wire-to-wire run to the checkered flag to take the Last Chance Showdown victory and transferred to the seventh starting position in the A-Main.

When the field was unleashed for the 25-lap feature, pole sitter Wayne Johnson continued to pace the field while Saldana got scrambled back one position to eighth. Only one lap was completed in the A-Main before the caution came out for Sam Hafertepe, Jr. who slowed with a flat tire. On the restart, Johnson continued to lead. Saldana began to gain ground by working the bottom of the race track and by lap 13 he had worked his way up to sixth position. Schatz had advanced and had taken the lead with Paul McMahan in tow. With 17 laps complete the yellow was displayed when Johnson lost his fuel line and slowed on the track. Saldana was fifth on the restart but a side-by-side battle with fourth place Pittman paid off with the advantage to the Brownsburg Bullet. Now riding fourth, Saldana set his sights on third place Sammy Swindell. The two drivers traded position but Swindell was able to hold on to third at the finish line. Saldana was fourth.

Donny Schatz won and Paul McMahan was second.

“We had a hiccup in the heat, but everybody kept their head down and kept a positive attitude,” said team owner Dan Motter. “Joey did a great job driving and seemed to get a better handle on the track the further into the race we got. We are looking forward to another good run here tomorrow night.”

Both nights of racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway will air on CBS Sports in June. The exact dates and times in June will be announced in the near future.

 

 

Tracy Hines Looks to Add to Win Total at Eldora this Weekend

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—April 18, 2014—The list of past winners at Eldora Speedway is a venerable 'Who's Who' of the racing world. Tracy Hines is part of this prestigious list and is among a select group of open wheel drivers that has double digit wins at the legendary track. Hines has won the majority of his races at Eldora in a sprint car, but also has been victorious in a midget. He is second all-time in Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series win at the half-mile with nine. Hines will look to add to his win total this weekend as the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series invades the legendary Ohio oval.

The Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic for the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series at Eldora Speedway is set for Saturday, April 19. A full racing program is scheduled with time trials, heat races and a 30-lap A-Feature.

Hines made four starts at Eldora last season. He finished third with the Honda USAC National Midget Series during the 4-Crown Nationals in September. He was leading the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series portion of the event, before getting into the wall in the late going. Hines was ninth in the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series tilt during 4-Crown. The versatile driver also competed with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at the half-mile last July, finishing 13th.

“Eldora has been pretty good to me over the years,” said Hines, driver of The Carolina Nut Company DRC. “It’s a high-speed, momentum track and you have to keep it wound up all the way around. Sometimes when we go there in the spring we are the first race of the year, but they had a show last weekend, so it’s good that the track has a few laps on it.”

In his career at the historic half-mile, Hines has won nine times with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series, including three victorious in the Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic. He won the event for the first time in 2001 and followed it up with triumphs in 2008 and 2012. The event was rained out last year.

Hines has also claimed two wins at Eldora with the Honda USAC National Midget Series. He scored his first midget win at the high-banked half-mile in 1996 and was victorious again in 2006 during the 4-Crown Nationals.

Hines heads to Eldora seventh in points with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. He has two top-10 finishes this season in three starts, including a season-best second-place performance at Bubba Raceway Park during the season-opening events in Florida in February.

“We started the year off pretty good in the sprint car in Florida, and had some bad luck at Lawrenceburg (Speedway) last race, so hopefully we can make up for that,” said Hines. “With some races at bigger tracks coming up when we head east, it will be good to see where we are on our big-track program at Eldora.”

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank Primary Sponsors: The Carolina Nut Company, Hansen’s Welding Inc, Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts, and MPHG Promotions Inc. Associate Sponsors for 2014 include: ProSource Professional Resources, Turbines Inc., Daum Crop Insurance, Parker Machinery, Stanton Racing Engines and Schipper Family Farms. Product Sponsors that are part of Tracy Hines Racing in 2014 include: Afco Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Autonet Mobile, Indy Race Parts, Bell Racing, Kenny’s Components, Race Bumpers, Hoosier Racing Tires, CSI Competition Suspension, Shadow Graphix, Driven Racing Oil, Sander Engineering, Hugh Brothers and Midwest Sheet Metal.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and “Like him” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

BR Motorsports Buries West Coast Competition

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With most weekly tracks underway out west, the wins clicked off as Damion Gardner led the way with his third consecutive USAC/CRA win at the PAS. Gardner’s team utilizes a BR Blue Printed MSD Ignition, as well as numerous BR and King Racing Products.

Aboard the Warrington No. 18, Justin Sanders picked up his first career win at the super competitive Placerville Speedway utilizing his BR Blue Printed MSD Ignition.

Utilizing numerous BR and King Racing Products, Jeremy Burt flexed his muscle in Marysville, CA as he pocketed the MRP win with a BR Ignition under his hood.

Terry McCarl stayed hot in the Midwest as he scored a win with the MOWA at the 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA. TMac is a valued BR and King customer, and uses various components on his machine.

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STEVE KINSER & DONNY SCHATZ Outlaws Return to Historic Devil’s Bowl Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (April 17, 2014) – Never in a million years could Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) Steve Kinser have thought a March trip to Texas back in the spring of 1978 would be such a historic weekend for short-track racing. The Indiana native was beginning his third season in a Sprint car when he and car owner Bobby Thompson decided to venture to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, where a renegade promoter named Ted Johnson was starting something called the World of Outlaws.

The trip was simply an opportunity to race for Kinser. Ultimately, Johnson’s World of Outlaws dream took off and became a way of life for Kinser. Thirty-seven years after that first event, Kinser and his TSR teammate Donny Schatz, along with the rest of the World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series competitors return to the famous venue for the first time since 2003 for the two-night Texas Outlaw Nationals presented by American Racing Custom Wheels.

The stop at Devil’s Bowl is one of the early season highlights during this 2014 campaign being dubbed the World of Outlaws “Salute to the King Tour.” This will be the final season the 20-time champion chases the entire schedule all across the United States and into Canada. The Bloomington, Ind., native, driver of the TSR No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim, is coming off a strong second-place finish Tuesday night at El Paso (Texas) Speedway Park, his best finish since posting four consecutive podium finishes early in the season. Through 15 of the 92 scheduled races in 2014, “The King of the Outlaws” has posted a February victory at Volusia Speedway Park, five top-fives and 10 top-10s.

That first weekend of Outlaw racing back in 1978 may not have yielded the results Kinser had in mind, but it did lead to bigger and better things. He finished second in Friday night’s preliminary in Thompson’s red No. 86x, but had a mechanical problem in the first official WoO A-Feature March 18, 1978, led to a rather unceremonious DNF (did not finish). Things turned around quickly for Kinser, who despite the rough start at Devil’s Bowl to the 1978 WoO campaign, would take over the driving duties of Karl Kinser’s No. 11 the rest of that 1978 season and become the series’ first champion. In his second start at Devil’s Bowl in March 1979, he won his first of eight WoO A-Features at the half-mile, dirt oval. Kinser opened both the 1984 and 1985 WoO seasons with Devil’s Bowl triumphs and his most recent victory came on March 21, 1998. He has competed in 56 of the 57 WoO all-time regular points races at Devil’s Bowl, missing only the March 1995 event while he was competing in NASCAR. Kinser has won 36 of his 577 career WoO A-Features in Texas.

For Schatz, pilot of the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J, the return to Devil’s Bowl is another opportunity to add one of the Outlaws’ original tracks to his win list. The five-time WoO STP Series champion 7 months old when that first WoO weekend was staged. He first made laps on the Texas oval as a WoO rookie in 1997. A year later, he had one of his early career highlights in March 1998 when the North Dakota youngster battled wheel-to-wheel with Kinser for the victory, ultimately finishing second by a car-length.

Schatz also has ties to that first-ever WoO event back in in 1978. Jimmy Boyd won that first historic race driving for car owner and crew chief Kenny Woodruff. Woodruff worked with Schatz during the 2000, 2001 and 2002 seasons and the duo won numerous WoO races together. Schatz is seeking history himself this weekend in the Lone Star State as he looks to earn career WoO A-Feature win number 150. Only three drivers in WoO history have reached that lofty tally – Kinser, Sammy Swindell and Mark Kinser.

The STP driver comes into El Paso with impressive numbers through 15 nights of racing. He’s scored wins at Volusia in February and Las Vegas in March, is tied with Brad Sweet with a series-best nine top-fives, and has 12 top-10s. He ranks third in the standings trailing Daryn Pittman by six markers.

Several special events are scheduled for the weekend in conjunction with the Outlaws’ return to Devil’s Bowl Speedway. A special announcement from Bad Boy Buggies will be made during Friday night’s program and, Saturday, drivers from the original WoO main event field will be meeting fans and signing autographs from 4 to 5 p.m. CDT.

For both Friday and Saturday programs at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, the pit gate opens at 2 p.m. and grandstands open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=447, or call (877) 395-8606.

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

Steve Kinser, Driver of the No. 11 TSR/Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim:

Looking back, is there any way you could have imagined things working out the way they have when you came to Devil’s Bowl for that first World of Outlaws race back in 1978?

“No way could I have dreamed all of this would have come from that weekend. I still remember running that first weekend at Devil’s Bowl driving a red No. 86 out of Missouri. I can still remember Ted Johnson coming up and saying we needed $40 or $50 to start a point fund. Nobody really knew what we were getting into, but it just took off from there. All I was trying to do then was hope that I could race on the weekends somewhere. I knew when I left there I had a pretty good shot at getting into Karl Kinser’s car, and I knew that was a good, fast racecar and I would have an opportunity to do some good. I have a lot of great memories in the first couple years of running Eldora a lot and then back to Dallas and Devil’s Bowl a lot. (Devil’s Bowl promoters) Lanny and Beverly (Edwards) are such good friends, so it’ll be nice to get back to the racetrack and see them.

What’s different about racing at Devil’s Bowl?

“It’s a little different track. It’s got the frontstretch a little lower and the backstretch a little higher. You sort of run uphill going into (turns) one and two, then you sail off into three and downhill into a lower straightaway. It’s a little different racetrack and always a fun track to run on. It’s a big market there, being in the Dallas area. We ran a lot of our first races there and, for me, to go back to that track is pretty special.”

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

It was 2003 when you last visited Devil’s Bowl and you obviously are well aware of the history of the track. What are your thoughts about the Texas half-mile heading into the weekend?

“I remember when I first went there like it was yesterday. I was just rookie trying to figure it out and now, 17 years later, I’m still doing what I love. We haven’t had great success there in the past, but I’m really looking forward to getting back there. It’s definitely a unique surface, it’s tricky to be able to race there. You look forward to that. It’s where you can be better than someone else because it’s not an easy place to get around. I look forward to trying to have a great run. Getting a win there has been elusive to us, but these STP guys (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman) are really motivated to get us a Texas win. Las Vegas was too long ago and we’re all chomping to get that next win.”

This weekend, several of the drivers who were original Outlaws will be on hand. How special will it be for you to not only compete in front of them at Devil’s Bowl, but also get the chance to meet and talk with them?

“There’s a great sense of pride when you walk into any racetrack racing with the World of Outlaws. We all love to do this. We try to do the best job we can for our marketing partners and have a little fun along the way, but you have to make it another race, and we’re there to try to win it and go on to the next one. It’s just a very unique place and, going to Dallas, there are a lot of neat things to do and see. There’s a lot of history at that racetrack. It’s where the World of Outlaws got its start. It will bring back a lot of old memories and hopefully we’ll make some new ones. When I was 5 years old, I dreamed of doing this. Now I’m 36 and, 31 years ago, my dream started and now I live it every day. It’s great to see those guys who still have a love for the sport and come and see the fans and be a part of the festivities and all the things that go on at the racetracks. It’s definitely very humbling. I’m sure there will come a day when I get to that point when I get that opportunity, too. At this time, I just enjoy being a race driver and being part of the show.”

About Armored AutoGroup

Armored AutoGroup Inc., headquartered in Danbury, Conn., is primarily comprised of the Armor All®, STP® and Tuff Stuff® brands. The current Armor All product line of protectants, wipes, tire and wheel care products, glass cleaners, leather care products and car washes are designed to clean, shine and protect interior and exterior automobile surfaces. The STP product line of fuel and oil additives, functional fluids and automotive appearance products have a broad customer base ranging from professional racers to car enthusiasts and "Do-it-Yourselfers". Tuff Stuff cleaning products are formulated to tackle the toughest jobs.

Armored AutoGroup has a diversified geographic footprint with direct operations in the United States, Canada, Australia and the U.K. and distributor relationships in approximately 50 countries. For more information, please visit www.armorall.com and www.stp.com.

About Bad Boy Buggies

Bad Boy Buggies is a leader in off-road utility vehicles for hunting and outdoor lifestyles. Bad Boy Buggies pioneered the category of electrically powered 4x4 vehicles, ideal for hunting and outdoor recreation due to their silent, odorless operation and environmentally friendly, emissions-free drivetrains.

Today, the Bad Boy Buggies product line ranges from four-wheel-drive electric hunting machines such as the Recoil, a fully electric, 4WD vehicle with an innovative, highly efficient 72-volt AC electric drivetrain, to the Work Series of diesel and gas-powered utility vehicles, including the Bad Boy Buggies XD, a versatile 4WD, diesel-powered utility vehicle with a total capacity of 1,600 pounds. In 2010, the Bad Boy Buggies brand and product line were acquired by E-Z-GO, a business unit of Textron Inc.

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2014 KISS Series Opener April 27 at the Terre Haute Action Track

April 17, 2014 – When the 2014 King of Indiana Sprint Series gets underway in just ten days, on Sunday, April 27, it will be at one of the most challenging ovals on the schedule. The Terre Haute Action Track earned it's name years ago. The Action Track is a big half mile, with sweeping turns and high speed straightaways that demand the best from drivers, cars and crew. This may be illustrated by mentioning previous KISS winners at the Terre Haute oval, Jon Stanbrough (3 times), Levi Jones, Tony Elliott, Shane Cottle and most recently Robert Ballou.

With co-sanctioning by MSCS, Sunday's event awards valuable points for both sprint car series. Knowing that the KISS championship will be decided in just seven races, each finish is critical. Last year's champion, Brady Short, is hungry for a third KISS crown. But 6-time champion Jon Stanbrough is just as anxious to earn his seventh title. Stanbrough is also the defending MSCS point champion and is chasing Hunter Schuerenberg, who captured the opening event of the 2014 MSCS season.

The historic oval is located at the Fairgrounds on US Highway 41, just south of I-70. General admission for the program is $20 and infield tickets are $15. Kids 10 and under are admitted free. Pit passes are $30. The Terre Haute Action Track provides more information at www.terrehauteactiontrack.net.

The 30-lap KISS main event will pay $2,500 to win and $250 to start. The point fund is a total of $4,200, with the series champion earning $1,200. Second in points will collect $900, and third through fifth will receive $800, $700 and $600.

Seven dates comprise this year's KISS schedule. Following the Terre Haute kick-off, Bloomington and Kokomo Speedways race on the first weekend in May. A week later, the series travels to Gas City/I-69 Speedway for their Friday show. The next weekend, the racers head to the southeastern corner of the state for Lawrenceburg's event. As has become their tradition, Tri-State Speedway will host the KISS sprinters on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, just hours after the completion of the Indy 500. The 2014 KISS championship will be finalized at Paragon Speedway on Saturday, May 31 at Paragon Speedway.

2014 KISS SCHEDULE

April 27 Terre Haute Action Track May 2 Bloomington Speedway May 4 Kokomo Speedway May 9 Gas City I-69 Speedway May 17 Lawrenceburg Speedway May 25 Tri-State Speedway May 31 Paragon Speedway

 

 

Personal Reasons Cause Kaeding To Head Home

PETERSEN MEDIA- Due to some personal issues, Tim Kaeding has opted to step away from the Roth Motorsports team and head back to his native California effective immediately.

With some personal issues in his life, Kaeding will head home to his native California for the time being to take care of those issues, and will not compete with Roth Motorsports.

For now, the team as hired former driver, Danny Lasoski to take the reigns of their machine for this weekend’s World of Outlaw race at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

Lasoski has done well over the years for Roth Motorsports and will look to put the team in victory lane and the Texas Outlaw Nationals Presented By American Racing Wheels.

Following this weekends event, the Roth Motorsports team will put together a plan for Kaeding’s replacement moving forward.

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: The Roth Motorsports team will be in action this Friday and Saturday night at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway with Danny Lasoski behind the wheel.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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

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

 

 

Team ILP Earns Numerous Top Fives From West Coast to East Coast

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (April 17, 2014) - Nine Inside Line Promotions drivers recorded at least one top five in racing action during the past week.

Danny Lasoski won the dash and placed second during the main event last Saturday at L A Raceway in LaMonte, Mo.

Big Game Motorsports pilot Craig Dollansky kicked off his season by claiming the MOWA dash last Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, before finishing third in the feature.

Dominic Scelzi overcame an early spin to charge from last to fourth at the King of the West 10 Sprint Car Series season opener Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

Trey Starks rallied from 10th to post a fourth-place result Sunday during his debut at Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa.

Kevin Swindell posted his sixth top five of the season last Saturday at 34 Raceway when he ended fourth.

Big Game Motorsports driver Sammy Swindell tied a season best with a fourth-place finish Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif., before advancing from 13th to fifth on Tuesday at El Paso Raceway Park in El Paso, Texas, with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

Tyler Thomas scored his first career top five with the Honda USAC National Midget Series Saturday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., when he placed fifth during the Kokomo Grand Prix.

Sam Hafertepe Jr. maneuvered from 16th to fifth place Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Chase Johnson notched a fifth-place finish Saturday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., during his first race of the season in his family car.

Additionally, Team ILP added Patrick Dills to the team. Dills is a 13-time kage kart champion from Oregon who is making his sprint car debut this Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

To be represented by Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com or e-mail InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com.

VICTORIES -

Derek Hagar - 3 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mo., on March 1; Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., on March 15 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 5); Seth Bergman - 1 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 4); Tony Bruce Jr. - 1 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on March 21); Danny Lasoski - 1 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6); Travis Rilat - 1 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia on Feb. 8); Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif., on March 29) and Kevin Swindell - 1 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 29).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Announces Race Format and More

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (April 17, 2014) - The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will utilize a unique racing format for its four-day event in 2015.

Cocopah Speedway Director of Operations Greg Burgess and Event Competition Director Tommie Estes decided on a format that will reward passing every time a driver hits the 3/8-mile track during the 410ci sprint car extravaganza next Jan. 2-3 and Jan. 9-10.

Drivers will start each night by drawing a random pill, which will determine the lineups for the heat races. Passing points will be calculated based on the results of the heats. The qualifiers will then be fully inverted with the highest driver in points starting last in the first qualifier. The combined points earned through the heat races and qualifiers will then determine the feature lineups.

"This format really equals things out," Burgess said. "In many cases track conditions can vary by as much as two or more seconds from the beginning to end of time trials. Going early or late in time trials can pretty much dictate how a racers night will go. Adding the qualifiers after the heats essentially eliminates the luck of the draw. With the combined points from both heat races and qualifiers, the drivers will have to race their way into the feature."

The format also provides spectators multiple opportunities to cheer for their favorite drivers, who will be on the track for at least hot laps, a heat race, a qualifier and a feature.

All four nights of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will pay $12,000 to win, $6,000 for second place, $3,500 for third place and at least $1,000 to start. The complete payout can be found at http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com in the "Winter Heat" section.

Additionally, the registration fee will be waived for any driver who signs up prior to Aug. 1. That driver will also be allowed six pit passes per night at a discounted rate of $30 apiece.

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 2-3 and 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night; almost $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway. Anyone who purchases by Dec. 1, 2014, will receive a free fan pass to the pits from 2-5 p.m. on that race date.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. Each of the four races pays out $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Lakeside Speedway Hosts McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic on May 8

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (April 17, 2014) - TBJ Promotions and RacinBoys are bringing the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour to Lakeside Speedway on May 8 for only the third time ever.

The McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic, which is the Thursday of NASCAR weekend at nearby Kansas Speedway, will showcase the premier 360ci sprint car series at the half-mile dirt track for the first time since 2008.

"Lakeside Speedway has a strong history in sprint car racing," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "It's good to have an ASCS race back there and we're looking forward to bringing that action back to the fans."

RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor, who was born and raised in the Kansas City area, is excited for the dirt slinging, wheel-to-wheel action to return to the historic facility.

"My first trip to Lakeside Speedway was in 1966," he said. "I can remember it like it was yesterday. There are some that think the sprint car drivers from Kansas City were as good as the drivers from Pennsylvania during that time. There's a lot of guys who cut their teeth in the early days to create the atmosphere of sprint car racing in this area. I think that's one of the reasons Kansas City Klassic fits. Lately ASCS has helped bring that atmosphere back to the Kansas City region."

The May 8 date also creates an opportunity to build on the sprint car audience as the NASCAR weekend kicks off only a few miles away.

"There are a lot of NASCAR drivers who were sprint car drivers," Bruce Jr. said. "I think a lot of the fans recognize most of the best racers in the world came from sprint cars. It brings their attention to what we've got going on as a sport and hopefully we can bring some fans over to show them what sprint car racing is about."

TICKETS -

Tickets for the TBJ Promotions events can be purchased at a discounted rate at http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

McCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group is proud to provide numerous facilities for all of your automotive needs throughout Missouri and Kansas. The company has locations serving Olathe, Overland Park, Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Independence, Blue Springs, Shawnee, Mission, Topeka, Lawrence and the surrounding areas. Whether you are in the market to purchase a new Chevrolet, Nissan, Hyundai, Toyota or a pre-owned vehicle, McCarthy Auto Group will help you find a car loan that works for you! Even if you have bad credit or are a first time car buyer, you can trust that McCarthy Auto Group will get you into the automobile of your choice. For more information, visit http://www.McCarthyAutoGroup.com.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

In its sixth year, TBJ Promotions will bring fans the Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 Presented by MyRacePass (May 3) and Midsouth Showdown (Aug. 21) at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's return to Lakeside Speedway (May 8) in Kansas City, Kan., for the McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic; the Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals (May 31) at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.; and the Steve King Memorial (June 28) at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its sixth year of broadcasting the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events and its ninth for the prestigious Chili Bowl. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2014. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

The Roar is Restored to Park Jefferson Speedway
North Sioux City, SD-AtoZ Promotions LLC is pleased to announce that is agreed to lease terms on to promote the 2014 season of racing at the Park Jefferson Speedway. “We are very excited to bring back racing at The Park to the great race fans of the Siouxland area. This facility is really unique and we are excited to return it to its glory days,” said AtoZ general manager Josh Holt.
Preparations are already underway to rehab the facility. “There is a lot of work to do in the weeks prior to opening on June 14. We will begin work on the physical premises and have begun reaching out to sponsors and advertisers.” Advertising and sponsorship opportunities will be available including billboard advertising, race class title sponsors, and program sponsors.
The clubhouse will be available for businesses to use during race season. Each of the division title sponsorships will be offered a night to reserve the clubhouse exclusively for entertainment of clients and employees. Private parties will also be able to reserve the turn one party deck.
The schedule will feature IMCA Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, and Sport Compacts. In addition, there will be a new entry stock class division called Park Jeff Thunder Cars. The rules package will mirror the Buena Vista Raceway Bombers, in order to allow those drivers a chance to race somewhere on Saturday nights.
The schedule is packed with specials, the first being the return of super late model racing to the Siouxland. The Corn Belt Clash will take on the MARS Dirtcar Series on Thursday, June 26 to kick off the specials calendar.
On Friday, July 11, the ASCS Midwest Sprint Cars challenge the Minnesota Mafia as the opening act in the two-day Carlson Clash and the first of two sprint car specials. The following night will feature super late model racing featuring the SLMR Late Model Series. The two day Carlson Clash is to honor former track owners Ted and Jo Carlson and feature two great nights of racing.
In August, the facility will see the return of the ASCS Midwest Sprint Cars vs. the Minnesota Mafia for the Inaugural Saturday After The Big One event. This event will also offer local fans the opportunity to enter the first annual corn hole tournament with proceeds benefitting the drivers of the Minnesota Mafia.
The last of the specials will be the Inaugural Mount Rushmore state championships on October 3-4.
“We are still in negotiations with other sanctioning bodies including modifieds and late models about the possibility of adding an additional night or to our preliminary schedule” stated Josh. In addition, Park Jefferson will be looking for people interested in helping at the facility leading up to the opening race and during the season.
Follow all the new developments on Park Jefferson can be found at www.parkjeff.com or by contacting Josh Holt at 515-661-4027 or josh@parkjeff.com
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Mark Castiglia Small Block Super Fundraiser Set for Saturday at Lighthouse Lanes

OSWEGO, NY (April 17, 2014) – Mark Castiglia, a two-time Pathfinder Bank SBS feature winner at Oswego Speedway in 2013, will be holding a fundraiser for his Missile Motorsports No. 69 race team on Saturday at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego beginning at noon.

Castiglia’s fundraiser will feature a chicken barbeque as well as raffles and door prizes with a lotto board, a Calloway golf bag, as well as a full season pit pass to Oswego Speedway including Budweiser International Classic Weekend.

Announced in December, Castiglia will join forces with teammate Cameron Rowe in 2014, each driving FFB Racing Chassis.

Castiglia claimed two feature wins last season driving the Four Sevens Motorsports No. 67, but vacated the seat half way through the season. Castiglia will now form his own team along with Rowe.

“Cameron has really helped my career over the years,” said Castiglia. “He keeps me motivated and has given me a ton of confidence. We get along really well on and off the track and I can’t wait for the season to start. We have high expectations. I believe Cameron and I will be a championship contending team in 2014.”

The Road to the Championship for the Pathfinder Bank SBS series will begin on Saturday, May 3 as a part of the 64th annual opening night special at the Speedway presented by Gater Racing News featuring the first round of the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, as well as complete ticketing information, be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also LIKE the (Official) Oswego Speedway page on facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

To purchase tickets or to order merchandise please call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

USAC INTERN WELCH TO DEBUT SATURDAY AT ELDORA

“Dream Come True” for Second Generation Broadcaster

ROSSBURG, OH (April 17) – Already comfortable on the race track as an accomplished and respected driver, Dillon Welch will be transferring that excitement and adrenalin into a new role Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. The 20-year old Ball State University Telecommunications Major student recently accepted an internship with the United States Auto Club (USAC) and his first assignment is a coveted one.

Welch has been tabbed to join Eldora announcer Dustin Jarrett in covering the Don Branson/Jud Larson USAC National Sprint Car Classic Saturday night. “I’m very grateful and excited for this opportunity to come on board with USAC. Being able to announce racing has long been a personal goal, and to make my announcing debut at one of the world’s premier short track facilities, covering my favorite type of racing, at a young age, is a dream come true,” stated Welch, who will become a second-generation broadcaster with Saturday’s stint.

Dillon’s father, Vince Welch is a recognized ESPN IndyCar/NASCAR commentator. “My dad has played a big part in getting me interested in broadcasting. I have always wanted to be a driver, and have had some great years behind the wheel of a Midget and Quarter-Midget, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve seen the value of broadcasting to the racing industry and the entertainment it provides. I’m looking forward to hopefully catching up to my dad one day, but I know he’ll help me whenever he can along the way,” continued the excitable Carmel, IN native.

His on-track experience behind the wheel, knowledge of race car characteristics and comfort zone with fellow drivers will be assets as he settles into his new role of translating what is going on to the Eldora fans Saturday and those watching the event via Eldora’s live online streaming pay-for-view broadcast.

“Ultimately, it comes down to wanting to make a living in motorsports. I’d prefer to be driving, something that I have been doing since I was 7, but if I can use my broadcasting skills to be involved in the sport, that is just as great. My primary focus this year is the USAC internship, but if time permits and the opportunity is there, I’d never turn down a chance to jump back in the seat.”

Saturday’s tripleheader finds the UMP DIRTcar Modifieds and Eldora Stock Cars joining the Indianapolis, IN based USAC organization as it enters its 53rd consecutive year. With the heritage of USAC racing at Eldora nearly tripling Welch’s 20 years, comes the passion to excel. “You can always count on the racing at Eldora to be exciting and the Big E has always been one of my favorite tracks; Saturday can’t get here soon enough for me.”

Pay-per-view, event details and ticket purchasing information can be found on Eldora’s website www.EldoraSpeedway.com or can be obtained by calling the speedway office (937) 338-3815 during normal business hours. Additionally, race fans and race teams can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and view video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android which is available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

 

Big-Block Modifieds and Sprint Cars to Highlight Action in 2014
at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park

�The Fast Track� special events include World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars,
Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds and ESS Speedweek

 

ELBRIDGE, N.Y. - April 17, 2014 - Five nights featuring the world's top dirt track stars and the fastest dirt track race cars are on tap for 2014 at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park.

The 800-horsepower Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, Empire Super Sprints and other DIRTcar stars attack "The Fast Track" in 2014, bringing fans one of the most exciting schedules in the history of the 5/8-mile clay oval.

"Rolling Wheels is one of the premier motorsports facilities in Central New York," said Rolling Wheels General Manager Jeff Hachmann. "It has built a tradition on running must-see events, and in 2014 we have put together five events that feature the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, Super DIRTcar Series and two new mid-week specials showcasing all DIRTcar divisions. If that isn't enough, back after popular demand, everyone who buys a ticket in advance to the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car event in October will receive a FREE Fan Pit Pass at no additional charge. I can't think of a better way to get up close and personal with 'The King' Steve Kinser and create memories that last a lifetime."

Two special Thursday night events on June 26 and July 24 highlight DIRTcar Thursday Night Thunder. DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Sportsman and Stock Cars will be on the card for Thursday, June 26, and DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Racesaver 305 Sprint Cars and Stock Cars will be featured on Thursday, July 24.

On Thursday, July 3, the Super DIRTcar Series action heats up with the 'Stars & Stripes' Summer Super Show presented by Dig Safely 811 featuring the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds and Empire Super Sprints. This blockbuster event will feature eight-time and defending series champion Brett Hearn in his pursuit for a record-setting ninth title, three-time champ Matt Sheppard's quest to regain supremacy, and Round #2 of ESS Speedweek for the 360 Sprint Cars. To celebrate the nation's birthday, a huge fireworks display will light up the sky on this special midweek event.

Saturday, Sept. 28, will bring the ESS Championship and Go Nuclear Late Model Series to Elbridge. It will be the first time the Go Nuclear Series has tackled 'The Fast Track' and the first time any Late Model series has competed at Rolling Wheels since 2012. In addition to this first, the Empire Super Sprints will return to decide their champion in the ESS Championship.

The final event of the Rolling Wheels season on Saturday, Oct. 11, showcases the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars as part of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week in what has become a can't-miss event with championship implications every year. Making this year even more special, it will mark the final event at Rolling Wheels for 20-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car champion Steve Kinser on his "Salute to the King" tour. Plus, the annual DIRTcar Big-Block Modified "Win-and-You're-In" 25-lap feature that night will lock in the final competitor to the Syracuse 200 at the New York State Fairgrounds.

For tickets, FREE Fan Pit Passes and more information, click www.rollingwheelsraceway.com or call (877) 395-8606. Find DIRTcar Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DIRTcar or follow on Twitter @DIRTcarNE.

Rolling Wheels Raceway Park 2014 Season Schedule

June 26, Thurs.

7:30 p.m.

DIRTcar Thursday Night Thunder

DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds

DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds

DIRTcar Stock Cars

July 3, Thurs.

7:30 p.m.

'Stars & Stripes' Summer Super Show presented by Dig Safely 811

Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

Empire Super Sprints (Round #2 of ESS Speedweek)

Huge Fireworks Display!

July 24, Thurs.

7:30 p.m.

DIRTcar Thursday Night Thunder

DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds

Racesaver 305 Sprint Cars

DIRTcar Stock Cars

Sept. 28, Sat.

7:30 p.m.

ESS Championship

Empire Super Sprints

Go Nuclear Late Model Series

Oct. 11, Thurs.

7:30 p.m.

Super Dirt Week Special

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars

DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds "Win and You're In!"

 

 

MOWA Race Preview – Tri-City Speedway

By: MOWA Media – media@ciltrak.com

Pontoon Beach, IL (April 16, 2014) – The MOWA Sprint Cars presented by Casey’s General Stores will visit Kevin and Tammy Gundaker’s Tri-City Speedway near Pontoon Beach, IL for the first of four scheduled tries in 2014 on Friday, April 18.

The series will be part of the “Deuces Wild” event that boasts $2,000 to win feature events for DIRTcar Late Models and DIRTcar Modifieds along with the MOWA Sprint Cars.

In four previous events at Tri-City, a different winner has graced victory circle. Ohio legend Danny Smith picked up the trophy back on July 28, 2011. Jerrod Hull scored the win back on October 12, 2012. Ian Madsen and Terry McCarl shared victory lane in 2013, Madsen’s victory coming on July 25 and McCarl’s victory coming on October 4.

Grandstand gates open at 5pm. The first practice session is slated for 6:30 with Heat Races at 7:15. Adult grandstand admission is $20 while kids 12 and under are free. Pit passes are $35.

For more information about the MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores, visit www.midwestopenwheel .com, follow @mowasprints on Twitter, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/midwestopenwheel.

CONTINGENCY REPORT:

Jacksonville Speedway – 4/11/14
• KSE Racing Products Top Gun Award (Highest Passing Points Total) – 12H Jerrod Hull (1)
• BMRS Hard Charger Award (Highest finishing driver that advances the most A-Main Positions) – 05 Brad Loyet (14th to 2nd) (1)
• VP Racing Fuel Award (Random Draw from A-Main starters) – 2K Ryan Kempin (11) (1)
• Midland Performance Heat Race Challenge (Winner of Heat Race #1) – 12H Jerrod Hull (1)
• Bland Brothers Enterprises Heat Race Challenge (Winner of Heat Race #2) – 82 Kevin Swindell (not awarded – non-member)
• Keizer Wheels Heat Race Challenge (Winner of Heat Race #3) – 5 Tiffany Wyzard (1)
• Competition Suspension Incorporated Award (First non-qualifier) – 5B Kory Bales (1)
• Hoosier Tire Midwest Award (Winner of A-Main) – 12H Jerrod Hull (1)

34 Raceway – 4/12/14
• KSE Racing Products Top Gun Award (Fastest Qualifier) – 24 Terry McCarl (1)
• BMRS Hard Charger Award (Highest finishing driver that advances the most A-Main Positions) – 9 Paul Nienhiser (10th to 2nd) (1)
• VP Racing Fuel Award (Random Draw from A-Main starters) – 2K Ryan Kempin (19) (2)
• Midland Performance Heat Race Challenge (Winner of Heat Race #1) – 24 Terry McCarl (1)
• Bland Brothers Enterprises Heat Race Challenge (Winner of Heat Race #2) – 7 Craig Dollansky (not awarded – non-member)
• Keizer Wheels Heat Race Challenge (Winner of Heat Race #3) – 12H Jerrod Hull (1)
• Competition Suspension Incorporated Award (First non-qualifier) – 10S Jeremy Standridge (1)
• Hoosier Tire Midwest Award (Winner of A-Main) – 24 Terry McCarl (1)

MOWA STATS BLAST:

• Jerrod Hull extended his series-leading win total by scoring his 12th win at Jacksonville
• Terry McCarl broke a tie with Danny Lasoski for fourth on the all-time win list – behind Jimmy Hurley (7) and Danny Smith (6)
• Three drivers made their first ever series starts during the weekend – Kevin Swindell in the Blazin’ Racin’ #82, 2013 Knoxville Raceway track champion Bronson Maeschen, and Omaha, Nebraska youngster Dakota Hendrickson
• Ten different drivers recorded their best series finishes:
o BRAD LOYET AT JACKSONVILLE – 2ND – ALSO FINISHED SECOND AT MONTGOMERY MOTORSPORTS PARK IN 2013
o CORY BRUNS AT JACKSONVILLE – 5TH WAS 6TH AT LASALLE IN 2013
o TIFFANY WYZARD AT JACKSONVILLE – 8TH – WAS 17TH AT JACKSONVILLE IN 2011
o LEVI CURRY AT JACKSONVILLE – 10TH – HAD NEVER QUALIFIED FOR AN A-MAIN IN FOUR PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS
o CRAIG DOLLANSKY AT 34 RACEWAY– 3RD – WAS 19TH AT 34 IN 2011
o KEVIN SWINDELL AT 34 RACEWAY – 4TH – FIRST SERIES VISIT
o JOSH SCHNEIDERMAN AT 34 RACEWAY – 8TH – WAS 16TH AT 34 RACEWAY IN 2012
o COLE WOOD AT 34 RACEWAY – 10TH – WAS 11TH AT 34 IN 2013
o DAKOTA HENDRICKSON AT 34 RACEWAY – 17TH – FIRST SERIES VISIT
o BRONSON MAESCHEN AT 34 RACEWAY – 21ST – FIRST SERIES VISIT
• Tiffany Wyzard became the first female in series history to earn a Heat Race win after taking charge at Jacksonville

LOOKING AHEAD:

• The MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores will host a doubleheader weekend on Friday, May 2 at Lincoln Speedway and Saturday, May 3 at Clay County Speedway
• The Lincoln event was rescheduled from opening night’s rainout on April 4
• The visit to Clay County Speedway in Flora, IL will mark the first-ever series visit to the facility

 

 

Opening Night to drop the green flag on the 2014 Season Justin Fabus to sign National Anthem Lernerville Kids Club is back

Sarver, PA (April 17, 2014) The lights are out, the field is set and flagman Todd Beichner has the green flag at hand ready to let it fly on the 2014 Fab Four Racing season at the Action Track this Friday Night, April 18. Lernerville Speedway remains the only track on the planet to feature all three top divisions on a weekly card and our fourth division, the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman, might be the most competitive of the fabled �Fabulous Four Divisions of Racing�.

Budweiser Points will be on the line right from the drop of the first green flag and 2013 Track Champions Brandon Spithaler in the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints, Alex Ferree in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models, Mat Williamson in the Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds and Corey McPherson in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman will all be looking to repeat last season�s success. Runners up Brandon Matus, John Garvin Jr. and Brian Swartzlander will all be seeking redemption in the form of an Opening Night feature win, while AJ Flick has traded in his fendered Sportsman/Stock for a winged 410 Sprint Car!

Gates open at 5:00 and Fab Four Racing will start after the invocation and national anthem at 7:30 sharp. Local recording artist and Firecracker weekend concert series favorite Justin Fabus will be signing the national anthem.

Tickets remain unchanged at $14 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $7 for students 11-17 years old and children 10 & under are admitted FREE with a paying adult! Pit passes remain unchanged as well at $20 for DIRTcar Members and $30 for non-members.

DIRTcar Membership is not just for drivers; crew members and fans that frequently pay to enter the pits on race night are also encouraged to visit www.DIRTcarMembers.com and explore the benefits of purchasing a �Crew Member� Membership for just $80. At a $10/week discount, the membership will pay for itself in just eight weeks, plus you get the extra protection of an extended insurance policy.

Drivers are encouraged to download all of the paperwork necessary for registration by logging on to Lernerville.com, clicking the �Downloads� tab and then clicking the �Driver Registration Packet� link. Just print it out, fill it in and bring it to the track for Opening Night to save a lot of time and hassle!

All cars will be required to pass through tech inspection prior to rolling onto the Action Track. Drivers and crew members should review their division�s rules prior to Opening Night by clicking the �Downloads� tab on our website!

Don�t forget to download the Race Monitor App before Friday night to see lap times in real time on your smart phone or tablet device. Available as a free download from iTunes or Google Play, you just need to sign up for a monthly or annual subscription; $0.99/month or $4.99/year.

As always, we�ll be bringing the Action Track right into the palm of your hand with Social Media. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Vine and Instragram to keep abreast of all the action on and off the track!

Don�t forget to sign up for Fantasy Fab Four Racing League at www.FantasyDirtRacing.com and to pick your Opening Night winners in The Dirt Network�s �Lernerville Pickem� contest by logging on to thedirtnetwork.blogspot.com. Anyone who picks all four Opening Night feature winners correctly in the Lernerville Pick�em contest will win a FREE ticket to next Friday�s Fab Four Racing program!

We�re also bringing back some Kid�s Club activities for the 2014 season; starting with an Easter Egg Extravaganza! Membership is free for kids 10 & under and sign-ups will be available at the Stivason Photo Booth. We will be hosting Kid�s Club activities the first and third Friday of each month where applicable. Kids will be able to meet their favorite drivers, win rides in the #1 Cochran Pace Truck, visit Sheetz Victory Lane and participate in fun pre-race activities throughout the season.

Opening Night always brings surprising and familiar names back to the Action Track to kick off the season. Don�t miss the first big race of the season, join us for Opening Night 2014, this Friday, April 18 at 7:30!

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR - RESERVED CAMPSITES AVAILABLE MAY 1; ADVANCE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Ohsweken, Ontario – April 16, 2014 – Reserved campsites for special events at Ohsweken Speedway go on sale Thursday, May 1, while advance general admission tickets for regular Friday night racing events are now available.

RESERVED CAMPSITES Pick out your favourite campsite and reserve it for Ohsweken Speedway’s special events! Reserved campsites will go on sale on Thursday, May 1 at a cost of $40 per week. Special events at Ohsweken Speedway in 2014 include the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 29, and the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com for more information.

ADVANCE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS Avoid the lineup at the ticket window on Friday nights – Advance general admission tickets are now available for all regular Friday night events at Ohsweken Speedway. Put them in your wallet, and use them whenever you want! Adult (ages 18-64) tickets are $12, while Senior (ages 65+) and Youth (ages 13-17) tickets are $10, and Kids (ages 12 & Under) are FREE! Contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com for more information.

Methods of payment for all tickets, passes, campsites, and memberships include cash, debit, Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.

Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing begins on Friday, May 16 with 2014 Opening Night, including 25 lap features for the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, and Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, 20 lap features for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and a 15 lap feature for the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Driver Craig Dollansky Opens Season with Podium Finish

Inside Line Promotions - WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (April 15, 2014) - It was a long five months for Big Game Motorsports driver Craig Dollansky, who returned to a sprint car last weekend for the first time since the end of last season.

Dollansky won his heat race, the dash and placed third in the Midwest Open Wheel Association feature last Saturday at 34 Raceway.

"Given the fact it was our first night out in five months I was pretty encouraged with the way things went," he said. "We made progress and were able to get a decent finish out of the night."

The podium finish created momentum for the Big Game Treestands team heading into this Saturday's season-opening event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where Dollansky will compete for the track championship in the 410 division.

"It was our first night to get things shaken down and sort some things out," he said. "All in all, it was good to get that first night in and get the season started. We learned a few things there that we'll work on in preparation for Knoxville."

With MAVTV cameras taping the action at Knoxville Raceway this season and a hefty prize of $20,000 to the track champion, Dollansky is headed into the opener with high expectations for his Big Game Treestands team.

"The mindset is to win," he said. "I would say it's going to be the strongest, most competitive season Knoxville has had. Our team is prepared and will be ready. We have a great race team assembled."

This marks the first season since 1995 that Dollansky will compete for the track title at the half-mile oval.

"At Knoxville if you're looking at the points championship, they give points for qualifying, heats and the feature," he said. "Every time you hit the race track it's important."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (1).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Big_Game_TS

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

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2013.

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

TRAIL CAMERAS -

Big Game Treestands® offers a variety of trail camera options that are user-friendly with exceptional imaging as well as a 120 degree pivoting head. New and improved cameras include the Jag, Mantis II, Frenzy, Storm II, Black Widow and Quick Shot. To learn more about or to purchase a trail camera, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

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To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Ultra Competitive Knoxville Championship Kicks Off LIVE On The Cushion.Com Saturday

PETERSEN MEDIA: Anticipation is building for the 2014 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup, and TheCushion.Com will be there every step of the way with Live PPV Coverage for what will be the most competitive season at the speedway in the 410ci division is recent memory kicking off this Saturday night.

“Whoever wins the 2014 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup will definitely have earned it,” Terry McCarl said in a recent interview on Winged Nation, “it is going to be quite the field.”

With many former World of Outlaw feature winners, and Knoxville Raceway Champions on board, 2014 will be a must see show, and those not living in the area will be able to tune in weekly and watch LIVE from the comfort of their own living room for just $15 a night.

“We have always loved bringing fans LIVE Video coverage of the historic Knoxville Raceway weekly, and with the field that is supposed to be on hand this year, it should be a thrilling season,” Ian Marvuglio, President of T2 Digital said.

Some of the drivers who will be on hand and vying for the championship will be Terry McCarl, Brian Brown, Ian Madsen, Craig Dollansky, Justin Henderson, 2013 410ci Champion, Bronson Maeschen, Mark Dobmeier, new to the 410 ranks in 2014 is many –time 360ci Champion, Clint Garner, and a host of others.

“With 360ci, and 410ci cars on the card on a weekly basis as well as a good number of 305ci races, the 360 Nationals, Capitani Classic, and Knoxville Nationals, we hope fans all over the country tune-in and watch this season that should live up to all of the hype,” Marvuglio added.

Anyone that wishes to purchase the Knoxville Raceway broadcast on a weekly basis must first sign up for at least a free membership on TheCushion.com to get the $15.00-per-night price. Fans choosing our VIP or Premium membership will receive a 10% discount, and also have access to our 280+ Video On-Demand vault.

THECUSHION.COM- Launched in 2013, TheCushion.com strives to become Open Wheel racing’s destination website for On-Demand Video, and Live Pay-Per-View race broadcasts. In 2014, the website strives to provide over 30 live broadcasts, and over 150 On-Demand videos.

STAY CONNECTED: Be sure to visit www.thecushion.com to sign up for your membership package, and catch up on all of the latest action. Be sure to connect on Twitter by following @T2Media!

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

For more information visit www.petersenmediainc.com, email sales@petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia or follow @Petersen_Media on twitter.

 

 

Brandon Hahn Sidelined at I-30 Speedway

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 16, 2104) - Brandon Hahn had high expectations going into Saturday's Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at the I-30 Speedway, but things would not play out as hoped. After initial reports were of mechanical issues, it was later revealed that Brandon was having back problems that hampered his ability to breath.

"I like racing, but I like living more," said Hahn of the situation.

Choosing to skip his Heat Race, Hahn was able to make laps in the B-Feature, but elected to return to the Pits after only a few laps. Seeking medical attention after returning home on Sunday, Hahn explained that he pulled a muscle in his back but was able to get treatment and is feeling much better.

Returning to the driver's seat this coming weekend, Hahn will compete with the American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region and Speedway Motors Warrior Region.

"We're going to a track I've never been to before. I just want to make the A-Feature since I'm not racing for points. We're rolling with the Maxim again, but other than that I'm not worrying about too much," said Hahn of Friday's races at the West Siloam Speedway.

"I am looking forward to Saturday at Springfield. I ran really go there last year until I ran off the end of the track but other than that, I really like that place and just hope my back will hold up for me."

RECENT RESULTS:

April 12 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, Ark. - Heat Race DNS; B-Feature 12-DNF (14)

QUICK STATS:

Races: 6; Win - 0; Top5 - 0; Top 10 - 1; Top 15 - 1; Top 20 - 3

NEXT EVENT:

Friday, April 18 - West Siloam Speedway - West Siloam Springs, Okla. (ASCS Sooner) Saturday, April 19 - Springfield Raceway - Springfield, Mo. (ASCS Sooner / Warrior)

STAY IN TOUCH:

Website: http://www.brandonhahnracing.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonHahn29

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Tight at the top! Sprints and Supers head show Sat.

Marysville- Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park will host a thrilling four division show this Saturday night. The MRP Winged Sprint Cars will headline the program in their third appearance of the season. For stock car fans the MRP Super Stocks and MRP Mini Stocks will compete in some fender rubbing championship point racing competition as well. The Pro 4 Sprint Cars will also be on the card.

In the MRP Winged Sprint Car division, three-time and defending champion Billy Wallace from Grass Valley has had a tough couple of races. Three-time champion Colby Wiesz of Colfax won on opening night and finished a close 2nd last week. The 2007 MRP Champ, Grass Valley ’s Jeremy Burt, won last week with Wiesz breathing down his neck for the last few circuits and was 3rd on opening night. Paradise driver John Michael Bunch has really been on the gas and has a 2nd and a 3rd in his first two starts. Wallace however has uncharacteristically labored with mid-field finishes and is 6th in points.

Among others, another former champion, Mike Monahan out of Sparks Nevada, had a difficult night last week and was involved in a spectacular crash on the opening lap last Saturday. Monahan is among the most aggressive of the participants and will look to improve his position Saturday night. Five-time champ Korey Lovell of Yuba City and twin brother Kevin Lovell also from Yuba City have had rocky starts to the new season as well.

Other top-notch drivers who have not had the starts they had hoped for include Woodland ’s Peter Paulson and Marysville’s Cort and Brandon Dozier. Husband and wife racers Raquel and Heath Hall of Oroville will be trying for the up front finishes they are capable of. Rookie contender Marysville’s own Jeremy Hawes will be back after a 6th place finish on opening night. But, he was caught up in the six car opening lap crash last Saturday. Auburn’s Jimmy Steward was also involved in that crash and endured knee injuries that will sideline the speedster for at least a couple of months.

The MRP Super Stocks are loaded with local talent including Yuba City championship contenders Phillip Shelby and Cory Hall. Hall won convincingly last week while Shelby grabbed the point lead with a pair of consistent finishes. Marysville’s Cort and Rick Dozier and a very quick James Castleberry, among others, will be looking for their first trips to victory lane. Double duty star Cort Dozier will saddle up in his Super Stock as will brother Rick Dozier who has had a fast reunion with speed since returning to racing. Cort is a champion in sprint car and stock car classes at MRP.

The MRP Mini Stocks will be led by championship point leader James Foster of Linda. Foster was relentless in his last outing and beat Yuba City ’s Jimmy Ford and former champion Misty Castleberry to the flag in a thriller. Defending champion Shaun Merritt of Marysville did not start the feature last time out. Look for Merritt to be ready for action this week.

Defending champion, local lady racing star, Misty Castleberry will lead the Pro 4 Sprint contingent for their second visit to MRP this season. Gates open at 5pm with racing getting underway at 6:30pm.

GPS: Marysville Raceway Park is located at 1468 Simpson Lane in Marysville California . www.marysvilleracewaypark.com is the website.

 

 

Marcham to compete in USAC Midget Week and Midwest Schedule with Driven Driver Development

Noblesville, IN- Trey Marcham has enjoyed success in several different race cars all over the country throughout his young career. In 2014, the 22 year old Oklahoma City, Oklahoma native will look to add the Midwest and the USAC National Midget Series to that long list. Marcham will team up with the powerful BCI/CTR/Curb-Agajanian Driven Driver Development Program to attack a 12 race Midwest schedule highlighted by marquee USAC events such as the Hut 100, Indiana Midget Week, Four Crown Nationals, and Gold Crown Midget Nationals. Marcham, the 2013 Western States Midget Rookie of the Year, will kick off his schedule this weekend on Saturday, April 19 at Montpelier Speedway in the Driven Driver Development, R.D. Marcham Energy, Pinnacle Energy Services, Select Coatings, Metal Supermarkets, Best Western Tulsa Airport, Simpson Race Products #39T. “I’m really excited to have the opportunity to run with such a great race team. I’m looking forward to having a lot of fun this season and hopefully putting together a lot of great finishes along the way,“ stated the Oklahoma native. “Adding a guy like Trey who has had success in everything from 600’s to asphalt late models is exciting for our team and our program. Our whole team is really excited about giving Trey the opportunity to expand that success into the National Midget ranks,” said 2-Time National Midget Champion and car owner Bryan Clauson. Follow Trey and all the action online at www.marchamracing.com , the Bryan Clauson Racing page on Facebook, or on twitter: @BryanClausonInc Trey Marcham Midwest Schedule 4/19 Montpelier Speedway 5/9 Tri-City Speedway (Hut 100) 6/11 Gas City Speedway (Indiana Midget Week) 6/12 Lincoln Park Speedway (Indiana Midget Week) 6/13 Bloomington Speedway (Indiana Midget Week) 6/14 Lawrenceburg Speedway (Indiana Midget Week) 6/15 Kokomo Speedway (Indiana Midget Week) 9/20 Eldora Speedway (4-Crown Nationals) 10/2 Tri-City Speedway (Gold Crown Midget Nationals) 10/3 Tri-City Speedway (Gold Crown Midget Nationals) 10/4 Tri-City Speedway (Gold Crown Midget Nationals) 10/17 Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo Klash)

 

 

WORLD OF OUTLAWS RETURN TO THEIR ROOTS AT DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY WHERE

SALDANAS ARE ONLY FATHER, SON TO HAVE WON

MESQUITE, Texas (April 16, 2014) -- The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car teams will return to their roots Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19, at Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the Texas Outlaw Nationals presented by American Racing Custom Wheels.

Formed in March of 1978 at this Texas Speedway, the World of Outlaws raced at the Devil’s Bowl unique half-mile oval until 2003. Now, more than a decade later, the Outlaws will return to their birthplace for a homecoming of sorts which will include a reunion of racers from throughout the history of the series.

In Texas vernacular, ‘it ain’t the first rodeo’ for the Saldana family or for team owner Dan Motter. Li’l Joe Saldana earned the inaugural Devil’s Bowl victory in 1974 before the Outlaws were Outlaws. When Joey scored his first victory in 2001, they became, and still remain, the only family to have a father, son victory at this track. Joey also notched a second victory at this track in 2002.

In 1995, driver Stevie Smith drove the Motter 71M car to victory circle. Motter is out of the country on business and hopes to return to the United States in time for Saturday’s green flag.

The Brownsburg Bullet likes the D-shaped, high banked half-mile oval that was built to provide a great view for every grandstand seat in the house. The curve on the back straight is 15 feet higher than the front straight allowing the fans to see every dip and dive, slip and slide.

“This is a great area full of sprint car fans,” said Saldana, “and I’m glad we’re returning to race there. The excitement is really building and it is cool that some of the former racers will be there to celebrate.”

Besides bragging rights, the incentive to win Saturday night’s show at Devil’s Bowl is a sweetened purse: $20,000 to win and $1,000 to start.

The high stakes racin’ doubleheader in Mesquite is fixin’ ta commence. The Outlaws are back in town.

 

 

Tankersley Headed to Heart O' Texas Speedway and Gator Motorplex This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (April 16, 2014) - Channin Tankersley will be in a new ride when he tackles the ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader this weekend.

Tankersley will pilot a sprint car for Marvin and Peggy Pearson this Friday at Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and on Saturday at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, for the 3rd annual Nolan Wren Memorial.

"I really want to thank Cooper Motorsports for the opportunity the past year and a half," Tankersley said. "We won three races together and I hope to drive into Victory Lane soon with the Pearsons."

Tankersley competed in a pair of ASCS Gulf South Region races in Louisiana for the Pearsons in 2012.

"I was running third and we broke the first night and I ran third the second night from like 15th," he said.

Tankersley has also had a lot of success at Heart O'Texas Speedway in recent years, including a pair of runner-up finishes last season.

"We go pretty decent there," he said. "It's a little bitty, high-banked bullring. Generally the racing there is pretty good."

Saturday's track presents another good opportunity for Tankersley, who is aiming to earn a pair of top fives this weekend.

"It's a cool track," he said. "It has a tendency to rubber down quite often. As far as when the track is right, it's really racy."

UP NEXT -

Friday at Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Custom Vinyl Designs

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"Custom Vinyl Designs has been sponsoring me since I started racing in 1998," Tankersley said. "I really appreciate all of the support throughout the years."

Tankersley would also like to thank Challenger Drilling, Accu-Fab, Griffith Truck & Equipment and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

ASCS/ILP PARTNERSHIP -

The American Sprint Car Series and Inside Line Promotions have partnered for an exclusive driver program throughout the 2014 season. ILP is offering free press releases for a month for one driver within the ASCS 360 regions.

ASCS Gulf South Region competitor Channin Tankersley has been selected as the driver awarded with free press releases for the month of April. At the end of April, one driver from the ASCS Warrior Region will be selected for free press releases during the month of May.

 

 

Brad Loyet – Two Podium Finishes in 410 and 360!

(Bill W) April 16, 2014 – A mixed bag of 410 and 360 racing yielded success for Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global/Miller Truck Lines #o5 team last weekend. A scintillating charge from 14th to 2nd thrilled fans in Jacksonville, Illinois with the MOWA series on Friday. Saturday, the Sunset Hills, Missouri driver finished on the podium with the Lucas Oil ASCS Series at I-30 Speedway near Little Rock, Arkansas. This weekend, the team will be back in action with the big iron under the hood with the World of Outlaws at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

Friday’s heat in Jacksonville saw Brad finish fourth after starting fifth. “We had a good start, but we had a nozzle line knocked off there the first lap,” he says. “So we were running without full power in the heat. That put us behind the 8-ball, but we made the show and we couldn’t do anything about it at that point.”

Brad is no stranger to putting on a show at the banked ¼-mile oval, so starting 14th just added some excitement. “I had come from the back before at Jacksonville in a midget, so that was the mindset heading into the feature,” he says. “It worked out for us.” Track conditions played into his hands. “When you looked at the track before the feature, you thought it was heavy,” says Brad. “Pretty much as soon as the green flew, it slicked off though. It got to be pretty racy on the top, but you needed a car that was able to get around up there yet still hooked up enough to get off the corner. Fortunately, we had both.”

Brad put on a charge, and was soon on the leader, Jerrod Hull, with the laps winding down. “There was a yellow with about five to go,” he says. “We had just gotten up to second, and we had run Jerrod down. We were getting into lapped traffic. We really didn’t need that yellow. I think we may have had something for him. Even after the restart, we were on him to the checkers and maybe with a couple more laps we could have had it done.”

The team was happy with the runner-up finish. “Overall, it was a really good night for us, and a solid finish with the 410,” says Brad. “Running the 410 is definitely more fun than the 360. This year, we’re trying to run as many as we can, whether it be with the Outlaws or with MOWA. The next two weeks, there will be nothing but 410 racing. For someone that runs with ASCS it isn’t common, but it seems to slow everything down when I go back.”

After the long tow Saturday to Little Rock, Brad won the heat from the pole. “It was normal I-30,” he says. “I usually just dread going there. It was still fairly narrow in the heats, and we were lucky enough to start up front. It was our heat race to lose. We tried a setup there that we came up with over the winter. It definitely worked for us, and hopefully, when we go back we’ll have more success.”

Brad redrew a starting spot inside row three for the feature. “The redraw was pretty much how you were going to finish,” he says. “Honestly, I felt we had the best car in the race. If we could have started on the pole, we’d have been tough to beat. We were able to get up to third. (Sean) McClelland was just good enough that we couldn’t get around him, but if I could have, I think we could have raced with (Aaron) Reutzel. I had a really good racecar. It was kind of putt-putt around the bottom, but we were really good on the straightaways.”

Brad’s start with the Outlaws at the Devil’s Bowl will be his first with the series since Tucson in March.

Brad’s Weekly Releases

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

 

 

MOSS, BRIDGES, AND MORGAN TAKE WINS IN J&J’S

McKENZIE, TN (April 16) – It was a J&J Auto Racing sweep in the Spring Speed Xplosion event this past weekend with Johnny Bridges winning night one and Lance Moss scoring his first-ever victory in night two. Shane Morgan also joined the victory parade for J&J by winning the Southern Outlaw Sprinters feature event in Mississippi.

USCS – FRIDAY

Past USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series Champion Johnny Bridges kicked off the season with a victory in his No. 07 J&J Friday night at Carolina Speedway. Bridges, who started fifth in the USCS vs. URC North vs. South challenge event, passed early race-leader Lance Moss (No. 23 J&J) on lap eighteen after a restart and led the final seven laps of the 25 lap contest. Moss finished second ahead of 10-time series USCS Champion Terry Gray (No. 10 J&J). It was a top-five J&J sweep with reigning URC champion Robbie Stillwaggon (No. 89 J&J) finishing fourth ahead of Morgan Turpen (No. 10m J&J).

USCS – SATURDAY

Lance Moss will always remember his night at Lancaster Speedway on Saturday, April 12, 2015. The driver of the No. 23 Champion Oil/Carbon Raptor backed J&J scored his first career triumph in Round #2 of the USCS vs. URC North vs. South challenge. Moss started on the pole and led the first seven laps before Eric Riggins (No. 47 J&J) took the top spot until lap 18 when his machine came out of gear. Moss retook control and led the rest of the way to secure the emotional win.

Johnny Bridges, (No. 07 J&J) who passed Moss late in Friday’s race to open the weekend, finished second Saturday and Robbie Stillwaggon (No. 89 J&J) was third. Morgan Turpen (No. 10m J&J) earned her second consecutive fifth-place finish, Terry Gray (No. 10 J&J) was sixth ahead of Eric Riggins, Jr., who came back to finish seventh.

SOUTHERN OUTLAW SPRINTERS

Shane Morgan raced his familiar No. 01 J&J to victory Saturday night in the Southern Outlaw Sprinters event at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss. The win was Morgan’s first of the year.

Other recent winners… Terry McCarl earned his first win in 2014 driving Jeremy Scadden’s No. 6 J&J to victory on April 5 in the ASCS-Midwest series event at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

 

 

Brandon Wimmer – Schedule Picking Up!

(Bill W) April 16, 2014 – Brandon Wimmer and the Hammer Motorsports #24H led by Randy and Lisa Hammer are starting their 2014 campaign in Ohio. The team began Friday, April 4 at Attica Raceway Park and suffered a tire issue that resulted in a DNF. The next two weeks, they’ll be competing locally in anticipation of the May 2 and 3 arrival of the World of Outlaws at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg.

Brandon explained their issues in the feature at the April 4 All Star show at Attica. “The valve stem core blew out of the tire,” he says. “The tire went flat and we weren’t able to get back out to get it changed. It was kind of a rough start to our season for sure. The first night out didn’t go as planned!”

The Fairmount, Indiana driver is starting his first full year with the Ohio based Hammer Motorsports team. “Attica was only our third or fourth time out together,” says Brandon. “We’re still in the early stages of getting the car figured out between us. We still have some work to do, but we’ll get there.”

Three local shows will make up the schedule the next two weeks. “This week, we’ll be running Attica,” says Brandon. “Next week, we’ll be running Attica and Fremont (Speedway). Then the next weekend, the Outlaws will be coming to Eldora.”

The rest of the schedule is yet to be determined. “At this point, we’re running a hit and miss schedule,” says Brandon. “These next two weeks, we’d like to get in a position where we’re ready when the Outlaws get to the area.”

Hammer Motorsports fans can expect the car to be running most of the big shows in the Midwest. “We’re planning on the big shows,” says Brandon. “We’ll be at the Knoxville Nationals. We’ll probably go out there beforehand once, maybe for Twin Features night. We’ll hit the All Star and Outlaw shows in the area, and any local shows that pay a little more.”

The Hammer Motorsports is looking for additional partners to expand their schedule in 2014. Those interested can e-mail Brandon Wimmer at Brandon7TW@yahoo.com or Hammer Motorsports at hammertime24@ymail.com.

Hammer Motorsports would like to thank the following for their support: Crown Batteries, OC Shocks and Meggit Sandblasting and Powdercoating.

 

 

Blake Hahn Struggles with Setup at I-30 Speedway

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 14, 2014) - Blake Hahn's weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real was one of ups and downs as the Oklahoma driver ended up sixteenth at the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

"We had a good Heat Race, ran second to Jason Johnson and had a really good car so we had a pretty good starting spot for the A-Feature but just missed the setup a little bit," explained Hahn. "We had a good car, just couldn't exit the corner really well."

After starting twelfth, Hahn worked to eight before the caution displayed on Lap 8. On the restart, the setup seemed to slip away.

"I went up and tried the top, and it really didn't work so I went back to the bottom and pole putted but still couldn't get around them, so I tried the two groove and a couple cars got around me so I just went back to the bottom. It was a good night, just wish we could have gotten at top ten"

Following the I-30 Speedway weekend, Hahn sits eleventh in Lucas Oil ASCS driver standings.

The Oklahoma shoe will take advantage of the tours off weekends to compete with the ASCS Regions, traveling to Texas this coming weekend to compete with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region at the Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas on Friday, April 18 and Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas on Saturday, April 19.

"We ran Waco last year for the first time, and got a win there so I'm excited to go back to Waco. I've never been to Willis, but I've always heard it's dry so hopefully I have a good night there."

RECENT RESULTS:

April 12 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, Ark. - Heat Race 2 (2); A-Feature 16 (12)

QUICK STATS:

Races: 10; Win - 0; Top5 - 1; Top 10 - 4; Top 15 - 7; Top 20 - 10

NEXT EVENT:

Friday, April 18 - Heart O' Texas Speedway - Waco, Texas (ASCS Gulf South)

Saturday, April 19 - Gator Motorplex - Willis, Texas (ASCS Gulf South)

STAY IN TOUCH:

Website: http://www.blakehahnracing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blake-Hahn-Racing/139549836107030

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HahnRacing_52

 

 

“SALUTE TO CHAMPION STEVE KINSER” SPECIAL EXHIBITION

TO DEBUT AT THE NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM IN JUNE

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (April 16, 2014) – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville is pleased to announce that this year’s featured attraction will be the “Salute to Champion Steve Kinser” special exhibition. The display, consisting of at least six cars that the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee drove during his illustrious career, will be in the non-profit museum from June 13 through November 1. It follows similar exhibitions honoring Tony Stewart (2011), Jeff Gordon (2012) and Mario Andretti (2013).

According to museum curator Thomas J. Schmeh, “I have to thank Steve and Dana Kinser, and Misha Geisert of Tony Stewart Racing, for their unbridled enthusiasm in helping us plan for this unique display of vehicles and memorabilia. I also give my sincere appreciation to the current owners of the Steve Kinser-driven race cars that we will have on display: the Robert Karnell family; Alan Kreitzer and Lynn Paxton of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR); Chuck Merrill of Maxim Chassis; Dana Kinser and Tony Stewart. Words cannot truly express my sincere gratitude to all of these generous people.”

The “Salute to Champion Steve Kinser” special exhibition will coincide with the King’s final full season on the World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series in 2014. In fact, it will debut on the weekend of the WoO Mediacom Shootout on June 14 at the legendary half-mile Knoxville Raceway, at which the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is located.

Said museum executive director Bob Baker today, “This display, featuring the race cars and a lot of other Steve Kinser-related art and artifacts, will only be able to be seen together at one place this year and that is here at the ‘Sprint Car Capital of the World.’ This will be a must-see attraction for the legion of fans of the 20-time World of Outlaws champion and 12-time Knoxville Nationals winner.”

Those seeking additional information can visit the museum’s web site at www.sprintcarhof.com.

 

 

ISMA Supermodified Roster Continues to Build Leading to Oswego Speedway Opener on May 3rd

OSWEGO, NY (April 16, 2014) – As the International Supermodified Association (ISMA) season opener continues to draw closer at Oswego Speedway, the winged traveling series roster continues to grow with a mixture of returning vets and interesting new combinations for the coming season.

One of the most intriguing combinations that will debut at Oswego on Saturday, May 3 will be the recent teaming of defending ISMA Supermodified champion Lou Cicconi with veteran car owner Clyde Booth.

Cicconi claimed the 2013 ISMA Supermodified championship by 70-markers over Ben Seitz, including a June 8 victory at Oswego, driving for another veteran owner in Vic Miller.

With Miller not committing to a full-time franchise commitment with ISMA in 2014, Cicconi now moves to the Booth No. 61 with the ‘Steel Palace’ first on his racing calendar with the ISMA series on May 3.

While Miller has not franchised for 2014, his team does intend on competing through the New England portion of the ISMA schedule including all four Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series events at Oswego Speedway.

Chris Perley is expected to again be behind the wheel of the familiar No. 11 machine, looking to add win number nine to his career listing at the Speedway. Perley’s last win at Oswego came just one year ago, winning the 56-lap running of the inaugural ‘Irish’ Jack Murphy Memorial over Cicconi and Canadian Mark Sammut.

Mike Lichty was no doubt the ‘King’ of Oswego Speedway winged racing in 2013 earning the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series championship as well as victories in the King of Wings title event and the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals on Budweiser Classic Weekend.

Lichty is again franchised for the 2014 ISMA Supermodified season and will again walk through Oswego’s steel gates on May 3. While victory lane will no doubt be in Licthy’s sights, he also plans to set aim on the Speedway’s track record of 14.972 seconds at 150.282 mph set by Dave Shullick Jr. last season.

Last year Lichty had the goal of becoming the first driver in the 14-second bracket at Oswego Speedway, but fell just short to Midwest rival Shullick. In race trim Lichty would go on to defeat Shullick on two occasions at the Speedway, with Shullick starting deeper in the starting field.

‘The Shoe 2’ will return to Oswego on May 3, looking to knock off Lichty and ISMA’s best, and return to Oswego victory lane for the first time since May 4, 2008.

Shullick now has two Jim Bodnar built Supermodifieds in his shop, looking not only to head to victory lane, but to lower his existing 14.972 track record circuit.

While Shullick and the Bodnar No. 94 have become the talk of winged Supermodified racing in the last year, the Ohio racing veteran also plans to run at the Home of Supermodifieds without a wing yet again, team with Otto Sitterly and John Nicotra.

Shullick plans to make his 2014 Novelis Supermodified debut on Memorial Day Weekend at the Speedway on Saturday, May 24.

On ISMA’s returning list for 2014 is last season’s Rookie of the Year, Alison Cumens.

Cumens, who became the first woman driver to earn a top 5 finish in a Supermodified at Oswego during last year’s running of the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals, will return to Oswego on May 3 driving the same No. 39 Vic Miller chassis.

The former TQ Midget racer ended her 2013 campaign in grand style with tremendous runs at both Oswego and Thompson International Speedways on her way to a 6th place finish in the final driver standings.

Joining the list of returning ISMA threats will be series runner-up Seitz in the Bien Racing No. 17. Seitz looks to debut a brand new Allegresso chassis in 2014 and continue his run of great finishes at Oswego, which includes a victory back on September 6, 2010.

Jeff Locke will also return weekly with ISMA in 2014 behind the wheel of his bright red No. 37 machine. Locke, who ran sparingly with Oswego Speedway’s Novelis Supermodified division in 2013, will also field a non-wing Supermodified full-time for Randy Ritskes to compete with at Oswego in search of his first Speedway championship.

A newcomer to ISMA Supermodified racing and Oswego Speedway will be Ryan Gath, a graduate of 350-Supermodified racing at Lee Speedway. Gath will be driving for Lane Racing in 2014, piloting the No. 97.

Other current franchise listed racers are Dan Bowes, Tim Ice, Sammut, Rob Summers and Eddie Witkum Jr.

ISMA’s deadline for franchise commitments is not until April 30.

Other drivers that have verbally committed join the ISMA regulars for the Oswego Speedway opener on May 3 include a new comer and a returning veteran.

Oswego Speedway’s 2013 Novelis Supermodified Rookie of the Year Tony Steiner will strap a wing on his Muldoon chassis No. 07 machine for the ‘Irish’ Jack Murphy Memorial. Steiner ended the 2013 season at Oswego 15th in the overall driver standings with one top 5 finish. Steiner has never before competed with a winged Supermodified.

Expected to return to Supermodified racing in 2014 is veteran Keith Gilliam. A longtime weekly Novelis Supermodified competitor with his No. 87 machine, Gilliam intends to run the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series at Oswego, staying close to home. Gilliam looks to return to the ‘Steel Palace’ with the same Supermodified he has competed with in past seasons, most recently in 2012.

Two-time Oswego Speedway Novelis Supermodified main event winner Shaun Gosselin is also among the drivers looking to throw his hat into the ISMA ring at Oswego on May 3. Gosselin, who surprised many with a 3rd place overall finish in the Novelis Supermodified driver standings at Oswego in 2013, is no stranger to winged racing.

Midwest Supermodified ace Moe Lilje is also expected to be on hand with the No. 08 Supermodified, which carried him to a top 5 finish at Oswego in June of last season.

On track activity begins at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, April 26 with the annual open test session for all racing divisions. Testing will run from 1-5pm on April 26 and is free for spectators to sit in the main grandstand.

Racing action at the Speedway begins on Saturday, May 3 with the 64th annual Gater Racing News Opening Night featuring the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series ‘Irish’ Jack Murphy Memorial 56 and the opening round of the Pathfinder Bank SBS Road to the Championship.

The Speedway’s flagship non-wing Novelis Supermodified division will kick-off their 53rd consecutive season of racing at the Home of Supermodifieds on Saturday, May 10th presented by Mitchell’s Speedway Press and Planet Fitness of Oswego. Nearly 30 Novelis Supermodifieds are expected in be in action including defending champion Otto Sitterly, Indianapolis 500 veterans Joe Gosek and Davey Hamilton, and Novelis Supermodified Rookie of the Year contender Jessica Zemken.

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway and LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

Schneiderman Scores solid run with MOWA Sprints

(West Burlington, IA - 4/16/14) The Deuce Motorsports #49 pulled through the gates of 34 Raceway, this past Saturday night to shake a little wintery rust of their 410 segment of the Bart & Suzie Schneiderman family owned sprinter. With a kind pill draw of 15, Josh knew he would not get a second chance to elbow up and set his sights on turning a clean, error free qualifying lap! With 32 solid fellow competitors lined up in the pits, he was determined to make a shot at the top 8 to have a chance at the inversion. Turning a good lap at the 3/8th mile clay oval in his J&J Auto Racing Chassis, Hoosier Tire, Automotive Machine powered, ENGLER Fuel injected, Weld Racing Wheels, HRP Winged, trusty mount hitting the track, out in the 11th spot, Josh would cut a nice lap of 13.193. This would set the stage to line up 3rd in the 4th heat race, achieving his goal, 8th quick overall! In the heat race, Josh made a quick move into 2nd at the drop of the green flag, and set his sights on the leader, he worked the bottom of turns 1 & 2, rolled the high line through turns 3 & 4, as he chiseled away at the interval between himself & leader. Josh was patient, cagey and then made his move off the bottom of turn 2 to put his World of Wheels, UNIVERSAL Therapy Group, MD Orthopedics, IDEAL Ready mix sponsored steed to the point, never looking back, taking the checkered flag, COORS beer style! With luck of the pill draw, his heat finish, Josh would line up his #49, in the 4th position for the fast car dash. Josh brought the Gear Heads for God, Morning Sun Farm implement, Supershox tuned ride home in 4th as well. This would garner him an outside 2nd row starting position for the main. The stage was set for the 22 car A-main event. Josh lined up his mount outside the second row, in the 4th spot. He stood on the loud pedal, rode a nice wheel stand down the front stretch, getting him out of shape on turn one entry, he gathered his composure back, then set his sights on moving forward, made a nice roll through turns 3 & 4 to move back into 4th, then went to work on third place, capturing it. Josh would miss his marks a couple of times later in the main event, battling all the way. He would bring home his Mountain Dew Kick Start, Butlerbuilt sprinter to an 8th place finish, a great night overall for the 410 season debut! Tonight the #49 Deuce Motorsports machine will be in action with the Sprint Invaders at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. This Saturday, April 19th, the team makes their 2014 season debut at the Knoxville Raceway. Be sure to keep up with Josh and the Deuce Motorsports #49 on Twitter @JSRACING49 and on Facebook at Josh Schneiderman Racing.

 

KSE Racing Products KO Competition

PETERSEN MEDIA: From region-to-region, KSE Racing Products scored some big wins over the weekend with both familiar, and fresh, faces in finding victory lane.

One of the hottest drivers in the world at this moment is California pilot, Rico Abreu. Already with ASCS National, and World of Outlaw wins to his credit this year, Abreu added a pair of USAC National Dirt Midget wins to his 2014 resume by way of his weekend sweep of the Kokomo Grand Prix in Kokomo, IN aboard his Keith Kunz Motorsports entry.

In California, the World of Outlaws wrapped up their “Spring Break” with a pair of KSE Gen2 podium sweeps.

Hanford, CA saw Kasey Kahne Racing’s Cody Darrah power to his first win of the season, as Joey Saldana and Paul McMahan joined him on the front stretch, while Perris Auto Speedway saw Joey Saldana notch his first WoO win of 2014 aboard Dan Motter’s No. 71M entry. Joining Saldana on the PAS podium were Kasey Kahne Racing drivers Daryn Pittman, and Brad Sweet.

The King of the West Series kicked off their 2014 campaign in Tulare, CA, and Tommy Tarlton led the way across the stripe with his KSE Gen2 Steering Box. Tarlton held off Kyle Hirst and Bud Kaeding on the extremely slick surface, as the trio made it a KSE Gen2 sweep.

After recovering from a broken ankle over the winter, Jonathan Cornell returned to action in La Monte, MO and score a win with the Wing Outlaw Warrior’s on Saturday night with his KSE Racing Products.

Other winners over the weekend included Aaron Reutzel scoring ASCS National gold at I 30 in Little Rock, AR, Terry McCarl pocketing MOWA action at the 34 Raceway, and Justin Sanders scoring his first win at the Placerville Speedway.

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Crazy USAC Opener For Chapple

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kicking his rookie season off with the USAC National Dirt Midgets at the Kokomo Grand Prix in Kokomo, IN over the weekend, Isaac Chapple didn’t have quite the weekend he was looking for, and ended his weekend with a crash.

“It was a wild weekend, and I learned that I need to qualify a little better,” Chapple said.

With 47 cars on hand for the big event, Chapple started his weekend on Friday with a 27th quick qualifying effort.

Missing the transfer to the feature from his heat, Chapple found himself in the fifth row of the evening’s B Main event.

With eight transferring, Chapple found himself in the sixth spot with just four laps to go, but as the laps clicked off, he was victim of circumstance, as he was caught up in a wreck with nowhere to escape, and his night came to a close.

Back at it on Saturday night, a poor qualifying effort put him in the C Main. As the race got underway, Chapple jumped another competitor’s right-rear wheel and took a nasty ride into the Kokomo Speedway fence, ending his night.

“I actually went to the hospital following that wreck, and everything checked out okay,” he said. “I am just pretty sore. Overall, I really need to qualify better with these guys, and I think we will be okay. I need to thank everyone who makes this possible, and works so hard for me out the track, it is truly appreciated.”

Isaac Chapple Racing would like to thank CFH Enterprises, AR Jackson Plumbing, Brown’s Roofing, Quality Walls and Ceilings, VMS Motorsports, Ultimate Offroad, Paint By Steve and Gale Enameling, and Indy Race Parts for their support.

ON TAP: Chapple will now go to work, and get his equipment ready for the Hut 100 on May 9th, 2014.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news on Isaac Chapple follow him on Twitter @isaacchapple52 or ‘Like’ his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Isaac-Chapple-Racing/158616950869220?ref=br_tf.

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Back And Forth Feature Sees Boespflug Bring Home 11th

PETERSEN MEDIA- Slowly kicking off his 2014 campaign in the Midwest, Hanford, CA native, turned Avon, IN resident, Chad Boespflug and a back and forth feature event Saturday night that ultimately saw him bring own an 11th place finish aboard his self owned, No. 98 machine Saturday night in Putnamville, IN.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Boespflug got the early jump, but a couple laps into the race, the yellow flag waived, bunching the field back up. The ensuing restart, saw Thomas Meseraul sneak by for the lead, and Boespflug would settle for second, putting him in the fifth row for the feature event.

On a track that was a bit rough, Boespflug saddled up, and moved into the fifth position by the fifth lap, as he bounced his Midwest Shades/ButlerBuilt/Creative Finishing entry around the track.

Working on the fourth place car, Boespflug bounced through a hole in turn three that nearly sent his machine on a wild ride, but he was able to get it on all fours, but in doing so got a left rear flat, and brought out the yellow.

‘My guys, Eric Chambers, and Brian Stanfill did a great job in the work area getting me fixed up and back on the track quickly,” Boespflug said.

Restarting from the tail of the field, Boespflug continued to fight, as he worked his way back up to the 10th spot, as the race began it’s home stretch.

In a three car fight for 8th on the last lap, Boespflug got hung up behind a slower car, and was forced to check up, and he slid back to an eleventh place finish.

“It was a much better weekend than our first two nights,” Boespflug said. “We were able to do some testing with our new FK Shock package, and that helped us out a ton. I am looking forward to getting into the Hazen car next weekend and competing with him for his 57th year of racing.”

Chad would like to thank Midwest Shades, ButlerBuilt, Creative Finishing, Bell Helmets, Hinchman, Wilwood, Shaw’s Vintage Stuff, Bud’s Auto Sales, Physical Medical Consultants, K&N, and Weld Wheels for their support.

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

ON TAP: Chad will now climb aboard Paul Hazen’s Physical Medical Consultants No. 57 entry this weekend as they compete in Gas City, IN on Friday night, and back in Putnamville, IN on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: For all of the latest news on Chad, visit his website at www.chadboespflugracing.com, ‘like’ his Facebook page, www.facebook.com/chadboespflugracing, or follow him on Twitter, @chadboespflug.

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Wednesdays with Wayne – Three Race Week Starts Tonight!

(Bill W) April 16, 2014 – The Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team is looking forward to a three-race week in both Iowa and Texas, starting tonight with the Sprint Invaders at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Wayne will also be in attendance at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway for this weekend’s historic return of the World of Outlaws. The Knoxville, Iowa driver showed speed in a pair of MOWA events last weekend.

On Friday, at Jacksonville Speedway, things started well with a second place heat run and a Dash win on the banked ¼-mile oval. “It was kind of one-lane all night for us,” says Wayne. “After the heat, we were able to draw the pole for the Dash. The car was pretty good there and we were able to win it.”

Starting on the pole for the feature, the first start went well, but it was called back. “I thought the start would be everything, because the track was so narrow,” says Wayne. “We were able to get the jump on Jerrod (Hull) there, but there was a crash on the first lap.

There was a fifteen or twenty minute delay, and the track was a lot drier on the bottom on the restart. I spun the tires, and Jerrod got the jump on me. Maybe I just overthought it a little bit too.”

Wayne tried to run down the leader. “We were running pretty well there in second,” he says. “We were about halfway through the race waiting our turn. There just weren’t a lot of opportunities to pass. We got to him in traffic, but we couldn’t get by him.”

Unfortunately, the race took a turn for the worse, resulting in a DNF. “I was running around the top there to try and move around a little bit,” says Wayne. “I got pretty high and the car was loose, and that’s when (Kevin) Swindell slid me. I had to check up, and the car dug up the cushion. I ripped all the radiator components out, and it knocked the line out of the oil tank, so we were done.”

A stout 33-car field gathered Saturday for the MOWA show at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Wayne timed in seventh. “I thought we were decent qualifying,” he says. “I think the racetrack picked up. A lot of the quicker times came later on. It wasn’t horrible. We were just a few tenths off of (Terry) McCarl, and he’s really fast right now.”

Wayne would transfer to the Dash after advancing from row two to finish second in his heat. “We were free a little bit in the heat,” he says. “We fell back to sixth in the Dash right away (after starting fifth). We maintained and we were able to get by Bronson (Maeschen) for fifth there at the end.”

He lined up inside row three for the 30-lap main event. “We changed a lot,” says Wayne. “We tightened the car up quite a bit. At the start of the feature, we got to third right away, and I felt like we were picking up on (Craig) Dollansky. The caution came out about seven or eight laps in, and on the restart, I screwed up. I jumped the cushion in three and four, and let (Josh) Schneiderman get a run on me off of four. We were side by side down the front straight. I needed to be on the bottom, but I ran the top.”

With the preferred line the bottom of turns one and two, Wayne lost some ground. “I was able to stay side by side with (Schneiderman) for a lap,” he says. “I hung around up top a couple of laps and before you know it, I was back in eighth or ninth. I finally muscled my way back to the bottom and ended up passing a couple cars to finish seventh.”

Still, the car was strong and a step in the right direction heading into tonight’s action in Oskaloosa. “I felt like we had a top three car both nights,” says Wayne. “The driver just screwed up. Our car is still better early than late, but we’re getting closer with that. Every time out, we’ve been a little better. I’m ‘bumfuzzled’ on these tires though.”

Take Advantage of Wayne’s Deals on Apparel!

New Wayne Johnson Racing #77x t-shirts and sweatshirts are in! With any purchase of this year’s apparel, you can get a free t-shirt from 2013 while sizes and supplies last!

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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…

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

Wayne's Fast Facts

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

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

To receive "Wednesday's with Wayne", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with"Wayne" in the subject line. Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Vern Rengen, Miles with Townline Variety, Russell with Outlaw Wings, Ray with City Vending, Scott with Stone Mountain Access Systems and product sponsors Bill with The Oil Medics, Byron with Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Jeff with 517 Design, Shawna and Kaleb with XXX Chassis, Bob with Rod End Supply, Dave with Astro Titanium, Mark and Doug with Schoenfeld Headers, Desiree at Simpson, Jeannie at Butlerbuilt, Tom at Xtreme Accu-Tach, Carl with Kustom Sprint Car, Brad with Momentum, Charlie with Fisher Racing Engines, Team Achieve and Tim with Canyon Apparel.

 

 

Extra Dollars on the Line at Mercer Raceway Park this Weekend

Mercer, PA (April 16, 2014): Let's go racing! will be a cry heard all around Mercer Raceway Park on April 19. The racers will have extra incentives to bring home the victory. All classes will be competing for extra prize money courtesy of Bonnell's Rod Shop, of Fairview, PA. Points will be awarded for all classes, but there will be no handicapping in effect for this event.

"We really have to thank Scott Bonnell for stepping up to support our racing programs," said track manager Frank Benic. Bonnell, a former racer at the Park, saw his career come to a sudden end after an accident at another area speedway. Now a successful entrepreneur, Bonnell demonstrates his passion for the sport in many ways. In addition to sponsoring several special events at the track, he backs the Outlaw Sprint Warrior division, and several racers in other classes.

Rod George, of Kittanning, leads the way in the 410 Sprnt Car division, which is presented by Luxaire Heating & Cooling and McCrudden Heating. He chased down third-generation driver Brandon Matus to score his first win of the 2014 season last week. Competition will be tough, as defending champion Jack Sodeman, Jr., Brandon Spithaler, Carl Bowser, and many others will be in the field. And, with $4,000 going to the winner, there may be some invaders coming in to grab the gelt.

The Strattonville Charger, Kyle Fink, pulled away from Lonny Riggs to take the first checkers in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. Shawn Fleeger, Richard Whitney, and Makayla Guidace each chalked up their career best finishes, and they will be gunning for more! But, top talents like Frankie Guidace, Jimmy Holden, J.R. McGinley, and Matt Reeher had misfortune come their way, and they would like nothing more than taking the win.

Michael Bauer, of Clarion, began his title defense in perfect fashion. Bauer raced to victory in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. The class had a strong car count, including several new competitors. Could one of the newbies score the upset this Saturday?

Tim Burns turned in a thrilling performance to take the win in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars. Steve Longwell, Jr. gunned his Mini Stock to victory. His class is sponsored by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. They will be looking to double up this weekend.

Gates will open at 4 p.m., with racing starting at 7 p.m. Come out early to get your favorite seats!

Special event ticket pricing will be in effect. Adult admission will be $17, seniors (60+) $15, and students (9-15) $7. Children ages 8 and under are always free. The Family Pass will be $35, and that will be good for two adults and up to four minors of any age. Pit passes will be $30.

If you cannot make it to the track this weekend, Saturday Night Live! racing will return on April 26.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding any postponement of racing action at Mercer Raceway Park through Rainedout.com. You can sign up for this free service by clicking on the icon at the track's webesite and following the simple steps.

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.

 

 

Average Night For Covington At I-30 Speedway! 4/16/2014 Average Night For Covington At I-30 Speedway!

Covington Motorsports- GLENPOOL, Ok. (April 16, 2014) After a deep draw in the heat race, Matt Covington ended with a subpar 15th place finish at I-30 Speedway this past Saturday night.

Racing with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at the fast quarter mile, Covington would start the night off on the outside of the third row in his heat.

“We were able to get a good start and work our way into the fourth position,” stated Matt. “Once I got into fourth the cars in front of me were good cars and we was all about the same speed, which left us nose to tail on the bottom”

With the heat race finish and added passing points, Covington would slip his way into the tail of the A-main and start in the 15th position.

Once the A-Main got underway, Matt would work to advance into the top-10. Matt would race hard with a handful of cars in front of him. With the track being very slick and one lane on the bottom, Matt would lose some of the spots he gained as he went to the top trying to make something happen. This would cause Covington to slip back to the 15th position where he started at the finish.

“The track was very slick and one lane around the bottom,” he said. “We went to the fence and watched the B-Mains before our feature and we honestly over tighten the car. I was too tight in the feature and had a hard time setting up any passes coming off the corners. Slipping back at the end was just me trying to go to the top and make something happen with everybody running the bottom. I am a little disappointed in our finish, but we will learn from it and go on and try to do better at the next race.”

Matt and his Covington Motorsports team would like to thank T&L Foundry, Triple X Chassis, Winters, Brodix, C.G. Martin Company, Factor 1 Racing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, Pro Shocks, DMI Components, Keizer Wheels, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, GME Steering, Wesmar Racing Engines, Bob Hurley RV, Eaton Industrial, Maxwell Oil, and Schoenfeld Headers for their support in 2014.

2014 STATS: Starts-6, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: 4/18/14 West Siloam Speedway (ASCS Sooner) 4/19/14 Springfield Raceway (ASCS Sooner)

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MERCHANDISE: There are still a few 2013 shirts on sale and in stock which can be purchased at the races in the trailer, or on the website www.mattcovingtonracing.com. 2014 merchandise will be available soon.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington11.

 

 

Shark Racing's Allen Remembers the Past And Points Toward the Future with His Two WoO Rookies

HANOVER, Pa., April 16 — A great deal has changed and a great deal hasn't changed since 1978 when the first World of Outlaws sprint car show ever was staged at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. Bobby Allen of Hanover, Pa., finished third in the series' points that inaugural year, and he'll be on hand at Devil's Bowl for a two-night show this Friday and Saturday to field two Shark Racing sprint cars for Logan Schuchart (#1s) and Jacob Allen (#1a).

Schuchart, Bobby's grandson, and Jacob Allen, Bobby's son, are both rookies in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series this year, contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award presented by ButlerBuilt. In February the trio left their home base in Hanover, Pa. to embark on a challenging, 10-month schedule of 93 different WoO races at 53 tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces.

Bobby Allen, who turned 70 in December, noted that the whole sport has gotten much more professional since Ted Johnson organized the top outlaw (unsanctioned) drivers into a series. Allen said that in the seventies as the drivers traveled from track to track in search of the biggest purses offered that particular weekend, there was a lot more camaraderie among the competitors than what he notices now.

"Before, it was like one big family; it was a band of guys traveling around and having fun along the way," he said. "Today the drivers talk to each other at the track, but they don't seem to hang out with each other much otherwise like we did. It's all more like big business; it's just different."

Allen said some of the drivers would travel together in a convoy, and now and then they'd have cookouts in the tracks' parking lots. After the races they'd lift a beer or two at a local bar or their motel's lounge, and they'd play cards together if a race was rained out.

"It wasn't really poker, but we gambled," he said. "We'd put $5 at a time in the pot, and a couple of times it got over $100."

He added that the wives and girlfriends following the circuit would usually go shopping during a rainout, and he was sometimes left with the kids.

"That's when they got me, because they'd say they'd be back by 3 and it was really more like 6," he added with a smile.

It wasn't just his own kids he was babysitting, either.

"Kinser's kids were the worst; they'd run in different directions and I couldn't catch them," he said. "And yes, that includes Kraig," he added, speaking of current WoO driver Kraig Kinser.

"I did small magic tricks for the kids, so I was a pretty popular babysitter," he added. "Just simple things; nothing fancy, but they liked it."

Along with his skills as a driver — he won the 1990 Knoxville Nationals in a career that numbers over 276 sprint car feature victories and put him in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame — Allen's work as a designer and fabricator are also legendary. His rookies will drive the only Shark chassis in the field at Devil's Bowl.

"Today everything is bought; there are manufacturers for the cars and all the parts; nothing is built out of the garage anymore," he noted. "It's gotten more business-like down the line. I'm a little the other way though," he added with a smile.

More borrowing went on too.

"Back when I was driving, people would come to my shop and I'd give them old tires or little things that I had that they might need, and they'd do the same for me," he remembered. "Jimmy Boyd just mentioned a front axle I gave him years ago. Now that I'm back on the road, people are coming up to me and reminding me of things I gave them at one time or another."

It wasn't called paying it forward at the time but those kindnesses are coming back to him now, and he mentioned how thankful he is for help from people like engine builders Don Ott and Charlie Garrett today.

Although sprint car racing is more business-like today, Allen said one thing that hasn't changed much in 36 years is the cars themselves. "They're basically the same, but the motors and the tires have changed a lot," he said. "The motors generate more horsepower and stay together longer, and the tires have gotten better too. With every tire company that's been involved in sprint car racing, we've learned something. Nowadays what's big as far as the engines go is the fuel set-ups. We've learned a lot about shocks too; that's really important.

"The technology has gotten much better," he summarized. "But everything costs more and more big business is involved than there was in the past."

To that end, Shark Racing is actively looking for additional sponsors to join its list of supporters, which includes businesses and individuals such as Your Auto Source NAPA Autocare Center, Pell's Tire Service, Marty Thompson, Don Ott Racing Engines, Rich Fogle Custom Pole Buildings, Newman's Towing & Recovery, CnB Mushroom Farms, Brenneman Painting, Speedway 94, Dirt: The Game, Silpada Jewelry, Lebo Skin Care, DMI, Penske Shocks, ButlerBuilt Seats, Tony Stewart Racing and SR Lubricant Solutions.

With this weekend's show, called the Texas Outlaw Nationals presented by American Racing Custom Wheels, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is making its first appearance at Devil's Bowl in more than a decade. Former driver Shane Carson is organizing a reunion of some of the drivers who were there in March 1978 when it all started. Included in this year's event is an autograph session for the "original outlaws" like Allen on Saturday afternoon.

Bobby Allen didn't compete in that first race, but he did race at a "test" two-day show that Johnson promoted at Lincoln Speedway in New Oxford, Pa. in 1977. Allen was in plenty of other WoO shows in 1978 though, and he finished third in the very first WoO season behind the champion, Steve Kinser, and Rick Ferkel. Doug Wolfgang and Jack Hewitt rounded out the top five.

Boyd won the series’ inaugural event March 18, 1978, ironically in a non-wing car.

Allen said he met Johnson a few years before that first WoO race at a race in Shreveport, La., and he was involved in Johnson's first promotion at Lincoln before the World of Outlaws was formed.

"I just love racing, and I wanted people to see how they ran at places like Knoxville and Manzanita," he said. "Some people had never seen guys run up against the wall like they do at places like that.

"I wanted to have guys like Jimmy Boyd, Doug Wolfgang, Chuck Amati and people like that put on a show at Lincoln, and Ted was talking to all of us about organizing a series," he said. "Originally it was Ted; me, and my sponsor, the M & J Coal Company, that were going to promote that show at Lincoln, but then they bought me out and I just drove in it. I can't remember exactly when it was or who won though."

Allen has seen a lot of different tracks and been in a lot of races since then too.

Now all his attention is focused on getting Schuchart and Jacob Allen more experience.

They will be getting their first look at Devil's Bowl this weekend. Devil's Bowl is unique because the frontstretch is a little lower than the backstretch, so the drivers go up and down hill during the course of a lap. It will definitely be challenging, but they're both looking forward to experiencing it for themselves.

Fans who can't attend the races at Devil's Bowl can follow along through DirtVision.com. Shark Racing, Schuchart and Allen have Facebook pages and Twitter accounts, and Schuchart has a Web site at Shark1s.com. Team apparel can be purchased through that Web site or at the track. Other information is available on the series' Web site at woosprint.com.

 

 

Test and Tune This Saturday at Plymouth Speedway

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) It's time to get that race car in gear and practice on the dirt at Plymouth Speedway on Saturday, April 19.

Open practice is being offered to all drivers who would like to get their car ready for the 2014 season. Gates will open at noon and practice will begin at 2 p.m. Teams are welcome to run on the dirt until 6 p.m. ET.

This open practice time is not just for drivers – it's for the fans too! General admission for the practice session is FREE. There will be a $20 charge for access into the pits.

The Plymouth Speedway staff has been working hard the entire off season to make 2014 the best year yet at the track. One of those changes includes the food. The concessions are new and the prices are family affordable. Concessions will be offered Saturday so stay the whole day and sample what's new on the menu.

The first race of the 2014 season will be the Cabin Fever event on Saturday, April 26 with a regular show at 6 p.m. ET with the UMP Modifieds, Thunder Stocks, Street Stocks and 600 Open Sprints.

 

 

TOP 10 FINISH FOR SALDANA IN EL PASO

El Paso, Texas (April 15, 2014) – A capacity crowd squeezed into the grandstands at El Paso Speedway Park to watch the second ever appearance of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car drivers and the greatest show on dirt.

In qualifying, Joey Saldana drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the fifth quickest lap around the semi-banked 3/8-mile oval, clocking 13.467 seconds.

The Brownsburg Bullet lined up third for the start of the second heat race. Outlaws officials called back the first start and on the restart, Saldana was fourth when the green flew. The Saldana-Pittman on-track battle from the feature in Perris continued in the El Paso heat race as the two drivers went wheel to wheel, side by side, trying slide jobs and every tactic in the sprint car playbook to one up the other. It was arguably one of the best dogfights of the night. At the checkered flag, it was Steve Kinser with the heat win, Saldana fourth and Pittman fifth. The top six finishers in the heat solidified starting positions in the A-Main.

Saldana was scheduled to line up eighth for the start of the A-Main. When Logan Schuchart took his car to the pits during preliminary laps, Saldana moved to the sixth position on the grid. At the green, Kerry Madsen took the lead with Jason Sides second and Saldana seventh. The Bullet was having a tough time guarding his position.

The first yellow came out on lap 13 when Jason Sides looped the car in turn one. On the restart, Saldana was seventh in the line-up but McMahan, next to him on the outside of the row, got by to gain a position. There was one more yellow and at the end of the night, Saldana rolled across the finish line ninth.

Kerry Madsen celebrated the win on his wedding anniversary, Steve Kinser was second and Daryn Pittman was third.

“Every team has an off night,” said team owner Dan Motter. “If our off night is still a top 10, we can live with this. We will regroup and get ready for The Devils Bowl this weekend.”

 

 

 

Jerrod Hull – Big Win at Jacksonville to Open 2014!

(Bill W) April 15, 2014 – Small motor…no problem. Facing one of the stoutest fields the MOWA series would see all year, Jerrod Hull grabbed a win at Illinois’ Jacksonville Speedway, and was in the running for a podium finish at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. The Rockwell American #12 team was utilizing an eighteen year old, 12-head motor first built in 1996!

Friday’s opener for the MOWA series saw the three-time and defending champion draw outside of row two for his heat. “Two cars got together in front of us there to start the heat, and we were able to start up front,” says Jerrod. “That was where we needed to be. I kind of hit the cushion up there and the car was perfect.”

The heat win earned Jerrod a Dash spot. He drew a six to start the event, and charged to second. “The car was just dead on,” he says. “It was perfect. We were able to get up through there and finish second. That put us on the outside of the front row for the feature.”

With Wayne Johnson on the pole, the race was for the lead on the tight ¼-mile bullring. “Wayne was able to get the jump on us on the first start,” says Jerrod. “They had another start, and we were able to get the jump that time. We were able to get up top first where you needed to be, and we were out front.”

Jerrod negotiated traffic, with the likes of Johnson, Ian Madsen, Kevin Swindell and Brad Loyet in pursuit. “Some of the guys kind of caught up with us in lapped traffic,” he says. “But getting to us, and passing us are two different things. It’s one of those things where leading isn’t always an advantage in traffic, but I think we had a handle on it. When a caution did come out, it did help us to get out of traffic.”

He would go on to win in his first outing of the season. “All in all, (crew chief) Scott (Bonar) had the car great,” he says. “I was just in there hanging on, so it was just perfect.”

The Sikeston, Missouri driver waited a while last year before getting his first win in Macon, Illinois at the end of July. This felt a lot better. “It was tough last year,” says Jerrod. “After a month or so , we were wondering if we’d ever win again. We don’t have to worry about that now. We can relax and let the wins come.”

The team made the eighteen old engine sing enough to put themselves in contention on Saturday at 34 Raceway. “Our primary engine is not done yet, so we’re still using our 12-head motor that we built back in ’96,” says Jerrod. “We knew we weren’t going to do well qualifying. We were just hoping to make the invert, and it worked out to 11th out of 33 cars. With that motor, we were really happy.”

Jerrod used his starting spot outside of row one in the heat to record his second heat win of the weekend and head to another Dash. “Again the car felt really good,” he says. “The top was the place to be in the heat, and we were able to start up there. I don’t know what we have going on, but we have SuperShox and Hoosier Tires and they are just working perfect for us.”

Quick timer Terry McCarl drew a seven for the Dash invert, putting Jerrod row one outside. “We had a great starting spot and I was excited,” he says. “About two-thirds of a lap in, I saw smoke coming out and that being our only engine for right now, I shut it off immediately.”

The culprit was an inspection plug. Once reinserted and with a quart of oil added, Jerrod would start outside row four for the main event. “My start wasn’t too good starting on the top in one and two and we lost a position,” he says of the first lap. “I was able to move down and we started passing cars. There towards the middle of the race, I was battling (Craig) Dollansky for second and I thought we had a really good shot at that.”

A caution appeared at the halfway point with Jerrod sitting in third behind McCarl and Dollansky. Unfortunately, the yellow hindered his chances. “I thought we’d make a run at that point, but as soon as the green came back out, our tires sealed over and we fell back to seventh,” he says. “We were able to get sixth back at the checkers. Some nights the cautions work for you, and some nights they don’t. They definitely hurt us there.”

Still, the team was excited about the weekend. “With the competition we had, we were tickled to death,” says Jerrod. “We knew we had a shot at getting a win, but you never know. To win one with that type of competition gives you some momentum going into the rest of the year.”

MOWA is back at it this Friday night at the Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. “We’ll still be down on motor just a little bit, but hopefully, without qualifying, we’ll be good,” says a hopeful Jerrod.

Jerrod and the #12 team would like to thank: Rockwell American, Midland Performance, Super Shox, Sebastian Sand Blasting & Powder Coating, Inc., Chuck’s Small Engines, Don Hamilton, HRP, Lighthouse Christian Center, Logo Daddy, Hoosier Tire, Simpson, Weld, Automotive Machine, Maxim and Heartland Trailer Manufacturing.

 

 

Ian Madsen Continues To Build Momentum

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to mesh with new crew chief, Leonard Lee, Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team put together two very strong nights of action as they competed in Jacksonville, IL and Burlington, IA over the weekend.

Friday night saw the Nehring Construction/Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply No. 18 roll through the pit gate in Jacksonville, IL and it was a draw show.

Drawing a very high pill, Madsen found his machine starting ninth in his heat race, and on the very small track, Madsen was able to carve his way forward to a ninth place finish.

Though it was a great run, it only put him 11th in points, thus putting him in the sixth row for the 25 lap feature event.

Continuing to show his ability to move forward, the St. Marys, NSW native navigated his machine with precision on the tight speedway, as the 25-lap feature zipped by, and he crossed the stripe in the fourth spot.

Moving to the 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA on Saturday night for a qualifying show, Madsen timed his Royal Flooring/Greenland Homes/QTC entry in sixth fastest putting him in the second row of his heat race.

Moving into the second spot when the race got underway, Madsen hounded early leader, Craig Dollansky, as he rode the cushion. With three laps to go, Madsen bounced over the cushion, and spun his machine to a stop, but was able to restart and finish in the fourth and final transfer spot.

Again, Madsen found himself in the 11th starting spot, and again, he showed patience as he worked his way forward through very thick traffic.

Dicing it up with some of the regions top racers, Madsen was able to cap off his weekend with a fifth place finish, giving him two Top-Five’s for the weekend.

“It was a really fun weekend all around,” Madsen said. “We are getting better heading into the Knoxville opener, and Leonard Lee and myself seem to be communicating better each time we hit the track.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply, Royal Flooring, Greenland Homes of Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Factory Kahne, Rider Racing Engines, JRS Excavating, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, The Stone Shop, Aspen Air Inc. Heating and Cooling, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Kent Performance, Revolution Race Gear, Lucas Oil, Wings Unlimited, and Kustom Concrete Pumping for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-24, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 10, Top 10’s-13

ON TAP: The KCP Racing team is set for three nights of action this week kicking off Wednesday (Tomorrow) at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, IA with the Sprint Invaders, Tri City, IL on Friday with the MOWA, and will be at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night for the 2014 Knoxville Championship Cup Opener.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the teams website at www.kcpracing.com.

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60th Anniversary Season Starts Saturday at Skagit Speedway

4/14/2014

Alger, WA – Skagit Speedway kicks off their 60th year of entertaining families on Saturday night with four classes of action set to take on the 3/10 mile oval. This season is lining up to be a monumental year for the Alger, WA track as a host of recognizable veterans and new rookies are prepared to burn methanol and kick up some clay in pursuit of individual accolaides and season championships.

What makes 2014 such a promising season for both the fans and drivers is a fantastic schedule of events that gives drivers a chance to shine at some premium events while delivering entertainment dollar bang for the buck. For the first time in recent memory, Skagit Speedway and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA have cooperated on scheduling, so that fans and teams will have no major conflicts on big events at either track. The highlight of the scheduling cooperation comes with the Summer Thunder Series 360 Sprint Cars, a traveling series between the two tracks featuring 8 total shows for enhanced purses every night.

The first of three scheduled fireworks nights is slated for the John Carroll Classic on May 24th. Skagit Speedway will host the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by Jack in the Box featuring 410 Sprint Cars on June 26th, 27th and 28th. Dirt Cup kicks off a full slate of big events through the heart of the summer, followed by Mid-Season Championship night and Les Schwab Fireworks Extravaganza on July 5th. The Bob’s Burgers and Brew Summer Nationals featuring the 360 Sprint Cars runs July 25th and 26th and one month later, it’s a three day event featuring the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars beginning August 28th as they compete in the Monster Energy Meltdown.

Six different divisions will compete for season championships at Skagit Speedway in 2014, beginning with round one of the Foothills Toyota Racing Series this Saturday night. Kelsey Carpenter returns as reigning champion in the 360 division, with Derek Roberts and Colton Heath both eager to knock him off his newly acquired throne. The 410 Sprint Cars are wide open coming into 204 and it’s anyone’s guess who will reign supreme in the “Thunder and Lightning” division. Steve Parker won the Sportsman Sprint championship last year and returns with a brand new engine and renewed vigor to add another title to his already impressive resume. Zach McCabe, Tyler Fox, Cory Swatzina and a massive influx of rookie talent are promising to keep the Sportsman Sprints as “must see racing” every time they hit the track. Outlaw Tuners return to Skagit Speedway for their 10th season with Rick Young looking to repeat as champion over Brandon Berg, Freddie Vela and a whole host of drivers looking to call themselves champ. The Shipwreck Bead Modifieds are back for their second season of racing at Skagit Speedway with Craig Moore and son Kyler returning to the track for six nights of competition. The USAC Midgets also return in 2014 with five nights on the schedule and a healthy mix of veterans and rookies coming back this year.

Skagit Speedway’s 60th Anniversary Season begins Saturday night, April 19th with the 360 Sprint Cars, 410 Sprints, Sportsman Sprints and Outlaw Tuners competing in round one of the Foothills Toyota Racing Series. Ticket information as well as gate times and a full season schedule are available online at www.skagitspeedway.com or over the phone at 360.724.3567. Skagit Speedway – Where Families Come to Have Fun!

 

 

410 SPRINT CARS RETURN TO ROARING KNOB NEARING ON MAY 18 WITH 2ND VISIT JUNE 1 FOR $5,000 TO-WIN & A GUARANTEED SPOT IN KASEY KAHNE’S “DIRT CLASSIC”

By Mike Leone

April 15, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Markleysburg, PA)…After a slow start from a cold winter, Mother Nature has finally loosened her grip and weather conditions are improving everywhere. With the month of April at the halfway point “410” Sprint Car racing is getting up to full speed in most areas. With May and June not far away, the special events kick into high gear and two of those will be taking place at Pennsylvania’s Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex. The 3/8-mile dirt track will host two appearances in 2014 by the fire-breathing, mudslinging winged warriors on Sunday, May 18 followed up by a return visit two weeks later on Sunday, June 1!

“I can’t tell you how excited I am to see 410 Sprint Cars back at the Knob,” stated track owner Rick Jones, who has already begun his fifth year of racing at one of the Keystone States most scenic speedways. “We couldn’t have had a better show last year. The quality of cars was great, the fan turnout was strong, and the racing was tremendous with a last lap pass for the win! We received so much positive feedback that I’m thrilled to be able to host two events in 2014.”

While Roaring Knob has long been known as a hot spot for Super Late Models since the track opened in 1998 featuring the cars weekly along with visits by the Lucas Oil Series, NDRL “Kings of Dirt”, Three State Flyers, and Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Series, Sprint Cars were never on the southwestern Pennsylvania 3/8-mile oval’s radar.

That changed in 2013 when the inaugural “410 Showdown in the Laurel Highlands” came to the Knob. The tremendous race saw central Pa. great Lance Dewease go down in the history books as the first ever Sprint Car winner at the facility with a last lap pass of four-time All Star Champion Tim Shaffer.

The second annual “410 Showdown in the Laurel Highlands” will take place on Sunday, May 18 with a feature purse of over $16,000 with $3,500 going to the winner and $300 to-start. Any non-starters or non-qualifiers will receive $100. The complete payoff is posted below. The event will also be a shootout with Port Royal Speedway’s May 24 $5,000 to-win event. The top three in points from the two races will receive $300, $200, and $100 respectively.

Announced back in March and finalized recently will be the first of two qualifiers for Kasey Kahne’s $20,000 to-win “Dirt Classic” to be held at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, September 27. The $5,000 to-win event at the Knob on Sunday, June 8 will also award the winner a guaranteed starting spot in Lincoln’s $20,000 to-win feature! The richest Sprint Car event in the history of the Knob will boast a $23,550 feature payoff including a cool $1,000 for 10th with $400 just to start the feature!

Teams will receive two complimentary pit passes for the June 1 event if they are pre-registered by May 12! Teams may by pre-register be e-mailing their name, car number, and contact information to dirtclassic@hotmail.com. A second qualifier will be held at Bedford Speedway on Sunday, June 8. For more information, check out www.dirtclassic.com.

“We’re excited to be extending The Dirt Classic into Western Pennsylvania with this qualifier at Roaring Knob,” Jarrod Adams of The Dirt Classic team said. “The track made a splash in 2013 with their first Sprint Car event and we’d like to help them up the ante this year with a second. I think teams from both Central and Western Pennsylvania will be excited by the purse and race format.”

Precise Racing Products/HTMA (www.preciseracing.com) will award a $100 gift card to fast qualifier at both the May 18 and June 1 events!

May 18 Payoff ($16,075): 1. $3,500 2. $2,000 3. $1,200 4. $1,000 5. $900 6. $800 7. $700 8. $600 9. $500 10. $450 11. $400 12. $350 13. $325 14. $320 15. $315 16. $310 17. $305 18-24. $300. $100 to non-qualifiers.

June 1 Payoff ($23,550): 1. $5,000 2. $2,000 3. $1,500 4. $1,400 5. $1,300 6. $1,250 7. $1,200 8. $1,100 9. $1,050 10. $1,000 11. $750 12. $650 13. $550 14. $525 15. $500 16. $475 17. $450 18. $425 19. $425 20. $400 21. $400 22. $400 23. $400 24. $400.

There will be no entry or registration fee for either event. The national “410” Hoosier Tire rule will be in effect. There will be no muffler or weight rule. RACEceivers are required. The PA Sprint Speedweek format will be used for both events. Experienced push truck and tow vehicle drivers are welcome. You and a guest will be admitted at no charge.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with warm-ups at 6 followed by time trials and racing. Stay tuned for more information as the events draws near. For info contact Mike Leone at 724-967-2363, mikeleone@zoominternet.net, or on Twitter @mikevleone.

Roaring Knob is located off historic US Route 40 in Markleysburg, Pa. The scenic area in Fayette County is about 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh and just minutes from the West Virginia and Maryland borders. The unique location, strong payout, neutral grounds, and conducive dates are sure to draw teams from western and central Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and the Ohio Valley region.

Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex is a 3/8-mile clay oval located near Markleysburg, Pa. just off of scenic Route 40 at 380 Fearer Road (look for the road sign) just seven miles east of Nemacolin Woodlands on the right, one mile west of Yough Lake on the left. Check out the website at www.roaringknob.com or call 410-857-3821 (office) or 724-329-0306 on race day.

 

 

Trenca Rallies to Post Pair of Top 20s During Season-Opening Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - NEWBERRYTOWN, Pa. (April 15, 2014) - Joe Trenca is satisfied with his first weekend out of the shop.

Piloting his sprint car for Mucci Motorsports, Trenca overcame mechanical issues during his season opener on Saturday to record a top 20 with his 360ci engine against 410ci competition on Sunday.

"It started off as a tough weekend, but at the end it was a good weekend," he said. "We learned a lot."

The team was plagued on Saturday during the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints season opener at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa.

"We had motor troubles the whole night," he said. "It was the same thing all night. We changed stuff we probably didn't need to change. We eliminated things. Sunday morning we took the whole fuel system apart. There was stuff in the filter and stuff in the lines."

Trenca timed in 17th quickest and finished seventh in his heat race on Saturday after pulling in early because of the fuel issue. After starting on the outside of the 11th row in the main event, Trenca worked toward the top 15 before a red flag around Lap 18.

"The crew came out and told me what I needed to do better," he said. "I started running the top better and we picked up a few positions. About five laps later it started acting up again so I pulled it in."

Trenca ended with a 17th-place result.

The team traveled to Susquehanna Speedway Park on Sunday for another test.

"We were the only 360, but we were fast right out of the gate," he said.

Trenca was in a thick battle with several cars for fifth place most of his heat race.

"Probably fifth through eighth were all in the same pack," he said. "I was racing with some pretty good guys. I went to throw a slide job on one of the cars and didn't complete it and lost some momentum that cost me."

Trenca placed eighth, which started him 22nd in the main event.

"The main event went really well," he said. "I was racing with a lot of the guys I never thought I would, like Danny Dietrich and Brent Marks. We all kinda battled pretty good the whole race. I stayed up with the pack and passed a few cars."

Despite having to pull the car out of gear a couple of times to avoid crashes, which sent Trenca to the back for the restart each time, he rallied to post a 16th-place result.

"The objective was to first test the motor," he said. "Then it was to make some laps and learn a new track. I really like racing down there and I want to go back this year. I had a lot of fun down there. They race with each other really hard and really clean."

Trenca will return to action on April 25 at Can-Am Motorsports Park in Lafargeville, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 7 (8); Feature: 17 (22).

April 13 - Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa. - Heat race: 8 (6); Feature: 16 (22).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

April 25 at Can-Am Motorsports Park in Lafargeville, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

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"They've really been helpful throughout the years," Trenca said. "Corky Stockham, the owner of National Parts Peddler, and my grandpa have known each other from a young age and are lifelong friends."

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

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OVSCA Sprint Opener Joins AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

ATOMIC SPEEDWAY - APRIL 19, 2014

NDRL Event Builds Momentum

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Atomic Speedway will host the season opener for the OVSCA Sprint Cars this Saturday, April 19, along with AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods & Street Stocks. This week there will be no Late Models. Atomic Speedway management has also announced the running of the 1st Annual Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial on September 20.

Outlaw sprint cars at Atomic Speedway are the 'perfect date'. The stars of the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association will be sure to impress fans as a contingent of veteran drivers and daring youth challenge Ohio's fastest 3/8 mile high-banked dirt track. Last year's champion was Nathan Skaggs of Chillicothe, Ohio.

Crace, Sr. Memorial Slated

The legendary driver Bob Crace, Sr. raced at the speedway for 54 years, passing two weeks ago at the age of 80. Not only was Bob Sr. a great driver in his day, but his business 'C-M Racing Equipment' has serviced parts for Atomic Speedway for 27 years. Bob built championship motors for Late Models, Modifieds and Street Stocks. Event information follows with purse details dedicated to the #23 that Crace campaigned during his career.

Sept 20, 2014 at ATOMIC SPEEDWAY will be the 1st annual Bob Crace, Sr Memorial.

Featuring

Late Models $2,023 to win

Modifieds $1,523 to win

Street Stocks $623 to win

Sport Mods $523 to win

"Most importantly to me," said owner Brad McCown, "Bob was a great friend. He and son Bob, Jr. have gone out of their way to help me no matter what I've asked for in the 20+ years I've known them. Bob's 81st birthday would have been one day before his upcoming memorial race. I just ask that everyone comes out to honor him and remember all he has done for the racing community."

Race #3 in the DREADLAND HAUNTED WOODS Enduro series will continue April 26 after the regular races are complete. This event will be a 50 lap Enduro with No entry fee. Racers can pay regular night admission prices and go racing. The event will have the same payout and rules as the first 2 Enduros.

NDRL Invades Atomic

The National Dirt Racing League known predominantly as the NDRL will invade the Atomic Speedway for a three-day show May 8th, 9th, and 10th. It will be the first-ever invasion of what has quickly become the ‘Kings of Dirt’ for the powerful super late models on Ohio’s fastest 3/8 mile high-banked dirt track. The weekend will also feature three days of the AMRA modifieds and a combination of Sport Mods and Street Stocks as announced below. Currently, other national sanctions are taking this weekend off, allowing the best of the best to compete this 3-day weekend.

Friday night the Late Model feature pays $5,000 to win (May 9) and Saturday, May 10th Atomic hosts the grand finale “Atomic Blast” paying $15,000 to win out of a total $80,000 purse.

The rained-out Fire/EMS/PD Night will be added to the schedule on Saturday July 19th. This will be a $3,000 to win show for the AMRA Late Models and include AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks and Sport Mods.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

Food Drive Night

Food Drive Night April 26, 2014 will provide food to the local Chillicothe/Waverly area food banks. Race fans can bring 3 canned items of food or non-perishable items and get a reduced General Admission ticket for $10. For just ten bucks fans can see both the powerful 410 Outlaw Sprints and Late Models along with some of the best drivers in the support divisions-the World’s Fastest Open Wheel Modifieds—The Octane AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks and a 50-lap Enduro.

Atomic is a Hoosier only track. Check the website for rule details. Next Saturday, April 19, 2014 Atomic will host the OVSCA Outlaw Sprints, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Sport Mods.

April 19- OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

April 26- Food Drive Night: Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks

May 3- MODIFIED MAYHEM AMRA Modifieds $1,500 TO WIN, Sprints, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

3 DAY NDRL WEEKEND:

May 8- NDRL Late Models (Practice & Qualify), AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods

May 9- NDRL Late Models $5,000 TO WIN, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks

May 10- NDRL Late Models $15,000TO WIN, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks

May 17- KIDS NIGHT-KIDS BIKE RACES Sprints, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

 

 

Reutzel Lands First ASCS National Win; Eyes Third Consecutive Wren Classic Score!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 15, 2014) – “It couldn’t have been a better night, we’ve been trying to get that one for a long time,” Aaron Reutzel exclaimed after bagging his first career ASCS National Tour feature win at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway on Saturday.

Reutzel had good reason to be excited about the Stafford Performance-powered Bob and Christie Miller’s Car Parts Machine/Wren’s Motorsports No. 87 Triple-X machine wrenched by crew member Ryan Beechler after Saturday night’s triumph over a stellar 43 car field.

“We knew going in that this was probably one of our best opportunities to win, the STN last year showed we’ve really got our car rolling good around that track,” Reutzel explained. “We unloaded fast. It was one of those things that was just meant to be, everything went just right.”

Reutzel and crew carry that momentum into this weekend’s ASCS Gulf South double at Heart O’ Texas Speedway and then the Gator Motorplex, where he is the two-time and defending winner of the Nolan Wren Classic.

At I-30 Speedway this past weekend, Reutzel’s evening began in familiar fashion with a big draw number. Unphased, Reutzel raced forward from ninth to fourth to put the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine in the redraw.

Reutzel redrew the pole position for the 30-lap feature. The opportunity was there.

“We watched the B’s, the guys up top were decent but the bottom looked a lot better,” Reutzel explains. “We set up to put the right rear where it would never see the moisture, I wasn’t going to get off the bottom unless I could hear someone or traffic forced us.”

Reutzel jumped into the lead and narrowly avoided the first caution just as he approached the tail of the field. “The guy’s car went one way and the wheel went the other, we split it. Leading and trying to get that first win, you think everything is out to get you,” Reutzel laughs.

The tension thickened as the laps clicked off and Reutzel was ever closer to parking the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/BC Fundz/Wright Way Logistics machine in victory lane.

“We ran down traffic again, we kept slowing down more and more it seemed like,” Reutzel explains of the closing laps. “I could hear a motor, someone running the middle, I started getting nervous and just barely clipped one of the tires exiting two. I told myself, ‘Don’t start that!’.”

Closing in to lap Seth Bergman in the final handful of laps, Reutzel put the No. 23 car to good use. “He was running up top and we would meet on the straightaway. I could hear someone back there still so I tried to slide up next to him on the straights (Bergman) to block the track.”

The white flag flies and the Clute, TX, driver is just one-quarter mile from that breakthrough victory.

“Now I’m really nervous. I’m thinking someone is gonna dive bomb me for the lead so I go in really hard and just smoke a couple of infield tires getting into one, I thought for sure the front end would go down.”

But the front end stays up through turns one and two and Reutzel powers down the backstretch.

“That last lap was the longest lap of my life, I was just waiting for the front end to collapse getting into three,” Reutzel exclaimed.

But it doesn’t and Reutzel negotiates the final pair of corners without incident to finally nab that first career ASCS National win after accumulating ten previous ASCS Gulf South wins.

“Thank goodness we had a Triple-X left front radius rod, it held up. It bent the axle and the tie rod, but we hung on.”

Relief is just one of the many emotions that run through a guy’s head after a monumental win like Reutzel’s at I-30 Speedway on Saturday night. “You start to wonder if it will happen. You come so close so many times, you start to wonder if it’s meant to be,” Reutzel explains.

“That was one of our goals for the year, to get that first National win,” Reutzel comments. “The further you go into the season, the more anxious you get about it and start to wonder. We got that one out of the way so maybe they’ll start coming easier now.”

“That’s the confidence booster we needed, especially before we head out to Oregon next month. Now if we can just be consistent and get good finishes we can reach our other goal for this year of finishing top five in points.”

Reutzel is well on his way to that other goal as well, climbing to tenth in a tightly-bunched points race.

Reutzel points out that, “We had a horrible points start having to use a promoter’s provisional the opening weekend, and now we’re just 62 points out of the lead. String together some top fives and we’re right there.”

And for Reutzel, the first win couldn’t have come at a better place than I-30 Speedway. “I love that place, from Micros to Sprint Cars it’s always been a fun place to race at.”

Reutzel and crew have little time to enjoy the spoils of victory as Gulf Coast Ford comes on board for this weekend’s ASCS Gulf South events at Waco’s Heart O’ Texas Speedway on Friday and then the Nolan Wren Classic at the Gator Motorplex in Willis, TX, on Saturday.

Reutzel’s second career Gulf South win came at Heart O’ Texas early in 2011 with two more wins in the initial two editions of the Nolan Wren Classic at the Gator Motorplex in 2012 and then last April. “Both places are racy, one of my wins at Willis was on the top and the other was on the bottom, they usually have a good track when the Gulf South is there.”

Reutzel says of the Nolan Wren Classic, “That’s always a big race for us, we’ve known the family a long time and were good friends with Nolan so it’s always means a lot to us to do well at that one.”

Reutzel beat Christopher Bell and Jason Johnson to the line in last year’s Nolan Wren Classic. And Reutzel would love nothing more than to be standing in victory lane for the second consecutive Saturday night this weekend as a three-time Nolan Wren Classic champion.

2014 Quick Stats: 15 races, 1 win, 6 top-fives, 10 top-tens, 1 heat race win, 2 “B” Main wins.

Up Next: ASCS Gulf South this weekend including Waco’s Heart O’ Texas Speedway on Friday and then the Third Annual Nolan Wren Classic at the Gator Motorplex in Willis, TX, on Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on track-action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on racinboys.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Thomas Earns First Career Top Five With USAC at Kokomo Grand Prix

Inside Line Promotions - KOKOMO, Ind. (April 15, 2014) - Tyler Thomas put together another top-notch weekend during the Kokomo Grand Prix last Friday and Saturday.

Thomas rallied to a 14th-place result on Friday before capturing his first career top-five USAC result on Saturday during the Honda USAC National Dirt Midget Series and POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series co-sanctioned event at Kokomo Speedway,

"Overall it was a good weekend," he said. "The track was awesome both days so there was some pretty good racing. The car was working good. I couldn't really ask for much more. We had some racing luck go our way on Saturday and not so much on Friday."

Thomas qualified 13th quickest to open the competition on Friday. That started him on the inside of the second row for his heat race, which locked the top four into the feature.

"The track was pretty much on the top in the heat race," he said. "The only opportunity to make moves was on the start and I got hung up on the bottom. I couldn't get to the top fast enough."

Thomas placed sixth, which sent him to the B Main. He then earned a seventh-place result in the consolation race to transfer to the main event. After lining up ninth and battling for a top 10 in the feature, Thomas was caught up in a crash with seven laps remaining.

"I restarted 22nd or 23rd and found the bottom," he said. "I drove all the way up to 14th in seven laps. Overall, it was a decent run. It's not the finish we wanted. I just had tough racing luck."

Thomas continued to move forward during Saturday's competition.

He timed in 19th quickest in qualifying, which again started him on the inside of the second row for a heat race.

"I got into second and it was follow the leader on the top," he said. "I was running second and we had a yellow. I decided to go to the bottom on the restart and lost three spots to finish one spot out of the transfer."

That relegated him to the B Main, which Thomas finished fifth in to transfer to the 40-lap main event.

"We pretty much set up for the bottom," said Thomas, who started 15th. "For the most part everyone was running the top. There were a few people on the bottom and middle. It was so hard to throw a slide job on someone as fast as the top was. We tried to set up where most of the field wasn't running. We were pretty tight at the beginning. About Lap 15 to 20 we started making moves."

Thomas worked into the top five with a handful of laps remaining and he ended with a fifth-place result.

His next event is scheduled for April 25 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and April 26 at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (3); B Main: 8 (7); Feature: 14 (9).

April 12 - Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 5 (7); Feature: 5 (15).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

April 25 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and April 26 at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TylerThomasMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://Twitter.com/TylerThomas91

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tyler-Thomas-Motorsports/154971717863656

APPAREL -

Thomas has t-shirts for sale at his race trailer during every event this season. For his schedule, visit http://www.TylerThomasMotorsports.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Thriller Photo

Thriller Photo specializes in photography and videography. For more information, visit http://www.ThrillerPhoto.com.

"Michael Jackson of Thriller Photo has always provided me with great pictures and a great website for my career in racing," Thomas said.

Thomas would also like to thank BT Machine Inc., Quick Racing Products, Triple X Race Co., Haynes Equipment, Alpinestars, Factor 1 Racing, Bell Helmets and Esslinger Engineering for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Dover Debuting at Raceway Park This Saturday With Nebraska 360 Sprints

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (April 15, 2014) - Jack Dover is set to make his debut at Raceway Park this Saturday.

The Nebraska 360 Sprints event will be the first at the small track in Jefferson, S.D., which is less than two hours from Dover's shop.

"I've went by it the last 10 or 12 years and have wanted to race on it," he said. "It's tiny and has a lot of banking to it. I'd call it a mini sprint track."

Dover estimated that the track is a small quarter-mile oval and will create conditions with constant side-by-side battling for position.

"You've got to be more aggressive and up on the wheel," he said. "You have to be thinking nonstop about what your next move is going to be."

Saturday marks the third Nebraska 360 Sprints race of the season. In 18 events last season, Dover picked up nine victories and 13 top fives.

"We ran with them last year and won half the races," he said. "I'm one of the top competitors there and every time I go I'm expecting to win."

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., with the Nebraska 360 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Eagle Motorsports

Eagle Motorsports, formerly known as Eagle Chassis, has fabricated sprint car chassis since 1998. Eagle has been a part of winning three Knoxville Nationals. For more information, visit http://www.EagleMotorsports.com.

"Eagle chassis are one of the easiest to drive and one of the easiest to work on," Dover said. "And they've been great with custom, reliable chassis because of my height."

Dover would also like to thank Certified Transmission, Home Pride Companies, Inc., Moss Racing Engines, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings, Inc., The Oil Medics, 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 STP 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.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Felker Finds Groove to Charge Forward During Kokomo Grand Prix

Inside Line Promotions - KOKOMO, Ind. (April 15, 2014) - It was a rush for Andrew Felker to make it to the Kokomo Grand Prix last Friday.

"We were finishing building a motor all day Friday," he said. "We got the parts at noon and finished building the motor and got off the dyno at 4:30 with an hour and a half drive to the track. We got there after hot laps were over."

Felker missed hot laps and was unable to qualify because of an electrical issue during the opening part of the Honda USAC National Dirt Midget Series and POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series co-sanctioned event at Kokomo Speedway.

That started Felker 12th in his heat race.

"I got up to fifth at one point," he said. "The car was really good. We were just off on the gear without having any laps on the track."

After placing sixth in his heat race, Felker was relegated to the back of the C Main. However, he charged from 14th to a runner-up result, which transferred him to the rear of the B Main. He then rallied from 18th to third in the consolation race before he ran out of fuel with three laps remaining.

That forced Felker to use a USAC provisional to start 26th in the main event.

"I really used the same line that I had through the C Main and B Main," he said. "We were running above the cushion a little bit. It was a little rougher, but we found our groove all night. I'd come off turn two and across the bottom of turns three and four."

Felker charged to a 12th-place finish, which earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"I felt like I had a top-five car," he said. "Just starting that far deep, I wore out the car getting to that point."

Felker returned to Kokomo Speedway for Saturday's finale, which he kicked off by qualifying 19th quickest. He battled within the top four positions throughout his heat race, but ended fifth after losing the final lock-in position on the final lap.

Felker then survived the B Main after losing all of his tearoffs midway through the race. He came out on top of a three-wide battle at the checkered flag to finish seventh, which earned him a transfer to the main event.

"They reworked the track and I committed to the bottom," he said. "As the race went I kept tightening it up. I kept making adjustments. I felt like the bottom kept getting better and better as the top went away."

Felker maneuvered from 18th to record a seventh-place result, which was his sixth top 10 of the season.

"I was happy with a seventh-place finish after the start of the night," he said. "I definitely had a fast car. The new motor has a lot of power."

Felker will take this weekend off before returning to POWRi action on April 25 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and April 26 at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. - Qualifying: DNQ; Heat race: 6 (12); C Main: 2 (14); B Main: 14 (18); Feature: 12 (26).

April 12 - Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 5 (2); B Main: 7 (8); Feature: 7 (18).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

April 25 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and April 26 at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndrewFelkerRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndrewFelker11a

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

APPAREL -

Felker has t-shirts for sale at each of his races. To view his race schedule, visit http://www.AndrewFelkerRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CSI Shocks

Located in Brownsburg, Ind., CSI Shocks, a.k.a. Competition Suspension, is a leader in the shock industry within short-track racing. Since its inception in 2009, drivers using CSI Shocks have won more than 500 races. For more information, visit http://www.CSIshocks.com.

"Since we've gone to the CSI Shocks program it has stepped things up with our program," Felker said. "Since they came out with the RS-X2, it's been a key to our success all year."

Felker would also like to thank Auto Xpress, 66 Truck & Foreign Salvage, MelMark Pipe & Supply, Engler Machine & Tool, Momo's Racing Engines, Fontana Automotive, Schluckebier Farms, Pro Powder Coating, All-Pro Auto Interiors, Aggressive Graphics, KBR Performance, Weld Wheels, KMK Enterprises, Heath II, Wilwood, Maxim Racewear, Leading Edge Composites and Liquid Nitro for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Wheatley Wrecked While Battling For Top 10 at Kings and Thunderbowl

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (April 15, 2014) - Last weekend was the culmination of a lot of frustration for Austen Wheatley, who was charging toward a pair of top-10 results only to be caught in a pair of crashes.

"It was very frustrating," he said. "You put all this money and effort into it to run well. The start of the year we've had is very frustrating."

Wheatley competed with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., last Friday. He qualified 25th quickest and placed eighth in his heat race, which relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown.

It was in the closing laps of the consolation race when Wheatley found his groove.

"It got really slick and the cushion was hard to find," he said. "Everybody started hitting the bottom. I just went to the top. The cushion was not even on the race track. You'd enter on it and then in the middle of turn one you'd fall off the track."

Wheatley powered from seventh to fifth place in the final two laps of the Last Chance Showdown to earn a transfer to the main event. He continued to ride the cushion in the feature and rallied from 23rd toward the top 10 before a caution at the midpoint of the race.

"Everybody wasn't even touching it," he said of the cushion. "I'd say only five or six cars were up there. Everybody else was around the bottom. That's my style. I'm just good at slick tracks with a curb.

"I was behind (David) Gravel on the restart and I saw (Daryn) Pittman flipping in turns one and two," he said. "I thought I was going to miss it. All of a sudden I was flipping. I didn't even know what happened."

Wheatley, who dove to the bottom in turn one to avoid the melee, was hit from behind and ended upside down. He was unable to restart the race and was credited with a 24th-place result.

The team repaired the damage prior to Saturday's King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series season opener at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Wheatley posted his best qualifying effort of the season by timing in third quickest, which started him on the outside of the second row in his heat race.

"In the heat race I had to run top four," he said. "I took the lead three laps into it and then I stuck it in the concrete. I barely nicked it and it caved in the wheel."

After powering to the top spot midway through his heat race, Wheatley cut his right rear tire after slight contact with the wall. He didn't finish the heat and was sent to the B Main, which he won to transfer to the main event.

Wheatley started the feature on the inside of the fifth row and competed within the top 10 for the first handful of laps before some spun him from behind. After restarting at the back, Wheatley maneuvered toward the top 10 before he was once again swept up into a crash with approximately a dozen laps remaining.

The several-car wreck resulted in Wheatley flipping and he ended with a 19th-place finish in the main event to cap the weekend.

Wheatley is scheduled to return to his home state of Washington and will compete this Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 5 (7); Feature: 24 (23).

April 12 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: DNF (4); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 19 (9).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MiniWheats44w

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Redlined Welding & Construction

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

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

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Hustles to Third Straight Top Five at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 15, 2014) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. posted his third consecutive top five last Saturday at I-30 Speedway.

Hafertepe Jr. charged from 16th to a fifth-place result during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at the bullring, which keeps him in third place in the championship standings - only 12 points out of the lead.

"We had a really good car," he said. "It showed in the feature. The more and more laps you give a guy with a good car, he's going to take advantage."

The night didn't begin as well as it ended as Hafertepe Jr. drew a high pill, which started him on the outside of the fourth row of his heat race.

"We drew a pretty tough heat race and we drew in the back of a heat race," he said. "We had guys like Sean McClelland, Dustin Morgan, Matt Covington and Tim Crawley, and the track was right around the bottom."

Hafertepe Jr. rallied from eighth to fifth place, which earned him enough points to advance directly into the main event. He started 16th in the 30-lap feature.

"The track got pretty dry in the feature," he said. "Most guys were putting around the bottom. We were able to move around a bit and run the middle for the most part of the race."

Hafertepe Jr. maneuvered through the field to score his fourth top five of the season.

He is scheduled to compete this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals Presented by American Racing Custom Wheels with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 5 (16).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals Presented by American Racing Custom Wheels with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sam-Hafertepe-Jr-and-The-Plumbfast-Racing-Team/116304711773031?ref=br_tf

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wells Racing Engines

Wells Racing Engines Founder Dennis Wells has been building performance engines for circle track, drag race, boats and street since 1968. For more information, visit http://www.WellsRacing.com.

"Dennis Wells has been in business for a long time and is a leading engine builder in the 360 ranks," Hafertepe Jr. said. "He helps our team out quite a bit."

Hafertepe Jr. would also like to thank Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Lone Star Speedway, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley's Racing Products, Fisher Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing, Pro Shocks by OC Shocks, Fire-Down Graphics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Vortex Wings, Kear's Speed Shop, Pancho's Racing Products, GPC, Joe Gibbs Racing Oils, Zemco Headers and Simpson Racing Products for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Salina Highbanks Hosts Steve Kinser's "Salute to the King" Final Visit on April 25

Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Okla. - Salina Highbanks Speedway hosts the final trip to Oklahoma during the "Salute to the King" tour for 20-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Steve Kinser.

The only World of Outlaws event in the state is set for Friday, April 25, with Kinser seeking his first victory at the fast track during his final visit as a full-time competitor.

"It's always good to be racing in Oklahoma," Kinser said. "We've had so many good nights at tracks all over the state since the Outlaws started, but we've only been to Salina Highbanks a couple of times."

Kinser has recorded 16 feature victories in Oklahoma, including his first in 1980. He finished third during his inaugural visit to Salina Highbanks Speedway in 2011 and he placed sixth last year.

"It's just a matter of being able to get around there the best," he said. "If the track widens out then you can use the top, middle and bottom. You like it when a banked track gets slick so you can use it to your advantage with slide jobs."

Kinser, who is the winningest driver in World of Outlaws history, already has one win this season.

"With the caliber of competition we have right now, you have to be somewhat close to the front and have a car that is capable of going forward," he said. "I know the Bad Boy Buggies guys will be excited to be back at Salina and hopefully we'll see another great crowd there."

INFORMATION -

WHO: World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

WHAT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, which features open-wheeled, 900-plus horsepowered race cars, travels the country for more than 90 races at more than 50 dirt tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces

WHEN: Friday, April 25

WHERE: Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla.

TIMES: Pits open at 2 p.m.; Main gates open at 4 p.m.; Racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS -

Check out the O'Reilly Auto Parts $5 off general admission ticket special. When fans purchase a general admission ticket at a participating O'Reilly Auto Parts store they receive $5 off (adult tickets are $35 or $30 at O'Reilly Auto Parts and child tickets are $15 or $10 at O'Reilly Auto Parts ). Children 5 and younger get into the race for free. Fans need to exchange their O'Reilly Auto Parts receipt for a ticket at the main grandstands booth on race day.

A pit/combo ticket is also available, which includes a reserved seat, a pit pass and a "Class of 2014" poster of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers. Adult pit/combo tickets are $38 and pit/combo tickets for children aged 0 to 12 are $25.

For reserved seating ticket information, visit http://www.SLSpromotions.com or call 1-815-344-2023 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central) Monday thru Friday.

Also, spectators can upgrade any ticket to a pit pass for only $10 on race day.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Billy Alley

April 15, 2013 (by Jeff White)
The 2014 racing season is underway. The first 2 weekends saw the Ironwood Motorsports Team compete in Wichita, KS and
Greenwood, NE. It was an exciting winter for the race team, new cars, new motors and the announcement of the partnership with
Larry the Cable Guy’s Git-R-Done Foundation. 50% of the team’s winnings every night will be donated to the foundation, which
helps various children’s and veteran’s charities.
The first race of the season was with the NCRA series in Wichita, KS on March 29th. “We drew 72 out of 75 numbers, so right away
we got to start in the back of the heat and got to see what this hot rod could do right off the start” said driver Billy Alley. The heat
would see the car push off in the 10th position, ultimately finishing in the 5th position, enough to qualify for the A feature. “We were
pretty good in the heat race, the track was extremely slick so passing was crucial. It was a good start.” The A feature would see the
car push off in the 14th position, another chance to start in the back. “The first few laps we were really good and the car was getting
faster and then the track took rubber, so we just settled in and finished in 9th. It was a good start to the season.”
April 5th & 6th the team competed at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE with the ASCS Midwest Series. “It’s always nice racing
close to home with friends, family and sponsors so close by, we really want to do good in front of the hometown crowd.” On
Saturday night Billy and the team would start the heat race in the 4th position. “The track was extremely dry in the heats on
Saturday, you really needed to slow down to go fast, it was a lot like the heats in Wichita.” “We got off to a decent start and got
rolling really good at the end and picked up the heat race win. Bob Richardson had the car setup pretty good and the Zach Woods
horsepower got us up front, it was a good start to the night.” With enough points from the heat race the team would qualify for the
A feature redraw, which is reserved for the top 8 point getters in the heat races. “We drew the #5 and we were pretty fired up for
the A feature. The track was good at the start of the race but once again about halfway through it took some rubber in spots and we
settled in the 4th position, it was another solid night for the team.”
A rare 2-day show would see the team compete again at the I-80 Speedway on Sunday April 6th. The draw would see the #3 on the
outside of the front row of the 1st Heat race. Motor issues would force the car into the pits with 3 laps remaining in the heat race
while running 2nd. “It was a shame we had motor issues, the car has felt great the last two nights and we were poised for a decent
finish that night.”
The team will be watching the weather this week and deciding on where to race, stay tuned to our twitter and facebook pages.
WFO
We would like to thank our sponsors: Ironwood Builders, Carpetland, Klone Farms, Colby Ridge Popcorn, Vogt Poured Walls, Astro
Buildings, Duteau Chevrolet – Subaru, Stepping Stone Genetics, the Buda Family, Depicted Image by Jeff White, Troy and Tyler
Walvoord, M & K Fence, K & N Filters, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Minuteman Printing, Snappy Popcorn Co., Vermeer, Big Red Tire Pros,

 

Oswego Speedway Spring Clean Up Day Set for Saturday Morning

OSWEGO, NY (April 15, 2013) – As the countdown continues toward the Speedway’s 64th consecutive season of green flag racing, fans have the opportunity to assist in getting the ‘Steel Palace’ ready for action on Saturday, April 19 with the 11th annual Pizza Villa Spring Spruce-Up Day.

The annual Spruce-Up Day will begin at 10am, instead of the regularly scheduled 8am start, with free lunch being served by Pizza Villa of Oswego at Noon. Due to the forecasted low temperatures over night, the start time is being pushed back two hours.

Among the tasks on hand will be re-painting heat race victory lane, touching up the start/finish line stripe on the main straightaway, as well as cleaning up the walkway leading to the Speedway’s main entrance.

Those in attendance are encouraged to bring push brooms, small hand tools, and pickup trucks if available.

Any and all fans and community members are welcome to help kick-off the beginning of the 2014 Oswego Speedway racing season and enjoy a great lunch provided by the folks at Pizza Villa of Oswego.

On track activity at Oswego Speedway begins Saturday, April 26 with the annual open test session running from 1-5pm. Spectators can watch team testing from the grandstands for free.

The Road to the Championship for the Pathfinder Bank SBS series will begin on Saturday, May 3 as a part of the 64th annual opening night special at the Speedway presented by Gater Racing News featuring the first round of the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series.

The Novelis Supermodified season takes the green flag on Saturday, May 10 with the 53rd annual Mitchell’s Speedway Press/Planet Fitness ‘Supermodified Kick-Off’ at the Speedway.

Racing on May 3 and May 10 will begin at 6:30pm, with kids 16 and under admitted free of charge as long as they attend with a paid adult.

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also LIKE the (Official) Oswego Speedway page at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. To purchase tickets or order merchandise please call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

Mitchell Pockets Third In Perris

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night, Matt Mitchell returned to action with the USAC/CRA Series at the PAS, and after leading a few laps in the early goings, the Yorba Linda, CA driver settled for a hard fought third place finish.

“It was great to run up front all night,” Mitchell said. “We have had some atrocious luck to start the year, so we are pretty happy with the way the night went.”

With 28 410ci USAC/CRA sprint cars on hand for the event, Mitchell timed his Pit Boss jacks/Campbell Brothers Storage/MPD backed entry in sixth fastest.

A fourth place finish in heat race action qualified him for the feature event, and he gridded the field for the 30-lap affair in the second row.

When the green lights flashed, Mitchell got off to a very strong start as he powered his way into the lead heading into turn one, but quickly felt pressure from a red hot, Damion Gardner.

Falling to second on the third lap, Mitchell hooked up in a very exciting battle with Mike Spencer, as the duo exchanges slide-jobs lap, after lap, duking it out for the second position.

As the race wound down, Mitchell found himself in the third spot, and made a late race effort to get by Spencer for second, but Spencer was able to counter Mitchell’s last attempts, and the Yorba Linda, CA driver settled for third.

“I really have to thank my dad a ton for everything he does for my and my racing career,” Mitchell said. “I also have to thank my guys. They have been working so hard the last few weeks, and once we start racing a little more consistently, I think we can start clicking some wins off.”

Matt would like to thank Pit Boss Jacks, Campbell Brothers Storage, MPD, and ART Speed Equipment for their support in 2014.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-10, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Matt Mitchell is unsure of his plans for this weekend, but is considering making the tow to the Calistoga Speedway on Saturday and Sunday for two night’s of USAC Western Classic action.

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

 

 

Bill Balog and B2 Motorsports: Back on Track this Weekend!!

Bristol, WI – April 15, 2014. Bill Balog and the B2 Motorsports team have been working hard this long, cold Wisconsin winter gearing up for another year competing at race tracks throughout the Midwest in 2014. Even with the snow fall yesterday, the team is looking to get the season underway this coming weekend with a couple events. Bill and the B2 Motorsports team would like to welcome Rocky Rococo’s Pizza and Pasta located at 8300 Brown Deer Road in Milwaukee to an already stellar list of sponsors of the 17B sprint car. The team will start out the day at Rocky Rococo’s this coming Saturday, April 19th, as owner, John Degnitz is putting on the 1st ever “Salute to Racing” car show at his store from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. There will be several cars on hand including Bill and the 17B sprinter along with a live radio broadcast of “Sparky’s Final Inspection” which will air from noon until 2:00 p.m. on Sports Radio 1250 AM. There will also be an in-store special for a “Family Meal Deal” that includes 1 – one-topping pizza, 2 – orders of breadsticks, and 4 – medium sodas for the price of $19.74 in honor of Rocky Rococo’s 40th Anniversary. Fans can also register to win tickets to the Slinger Speedway, Oshkosh Speedzone, the Beaver Dam Raceway, the Wilmot Raceway, and the Great Lakes Dragaway. Bill, the B2 Motorsports Crew, and the 17B sprinter will be on site from 10:00 a.m. until just after noon as they will have to head north for the Interstate Racing Association’s season opener at the Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, WI. Fans please note that there is an early start time as hot laps will begin at 3:00 p.m. Bill will be looking for his 5th straight win at the third-mile speed plant. The following week, Bill and the team will travel to the Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI on Saturday, April 26th for the annual Jim Wipperfurth Memorial Race. Bill and the B2 Motorsports team have taken home the hardware for this race the past two years. Bill and the B2 Motorsports Team would also like to thank our continued supporters/sponsors including: Buesser Concrete, Rocky Rococo’s Pizza and Pasta, Maxim Chassis, Hepfner Racing Products, XYZ Machining, Gleason Equipment, Super Shox, Xtreme Stainless, Stumble Inn Bar and Grill, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, Auto Meter, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Astro Titanium, DMI, Race Gear X, Allstar Performance, Competition Driveline Service, BLZ, and Outerwears. B2 Motorsports is still in search of marketing partners for the 2014 season. Please contact Bill at balogb17@yahoo.com or Matt at littlekw022@gmail.com if you have any interest in partnering with B2 Motorsports team in 2014. Stay up to date with what is going on with Bill and the B2 Motorsports team by checking out the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/bsquaredmotorsports. Schedule changes, rain outs, and race updates are posted on the Facebook page as they happen. Also remember to check out Bill Balog and the B2 Motorsports Team by visiting www.billbalog.com for driver and crew bios, our schedule, pictures, videos, and to sign our guestbook if you’d like to.

 

Don't Miss Race For Schools Night at Saturday's Knoxville Raceway Season Opener

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

bstickel@knoxvilleraceway.com

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - April 15, 2014 - This Saturday central Iowa schools have a competition of their own as fans head toward Knoxville Raceway for its 61st Season Opener of the Lucas Oil Knoxville Champion Cup Series. The Raceway distributed 50,000 coupons to local schools to promote Race for Your School Night. For every adult paid admission of 15-dollars, Knoxville Raceway will give back 5-dollars to his or her school. The school that raises the most money will also receive a cash prize. All kids under the age of 19 also get in free.

"We are encouraging more families to come to the races in hopes of finding some brand new race fans," said Knoxville Raceway Promoter Brian Stickel. "The entertainment you find here is unlike anywhere else and costs no more for families than a night at the movies." There will be fun for all ages as kids games get under way at 5 pm and hot laps start at 6:45 pm.

New this year includes schools choosing a teacher or staff member to compete in the first-ever "Race for Your School Foot Race" during intermission on Saturday night. Whoever races to the checkered flag first will be awarded the fastest school.

"Knoxville Raceway is committed to affordable family entertainment," Stickel said. "Thanks to our premier partners Lucas Oil, Casey's General Store, Pella Motors, Arnold Motor Supply and FVP, there are ticket deals and promotions out there every week to help keep costs down for families and individuals."

Besides this Saturday night, three other nights during the season will also be free for kids under the age of 19. They are May 3rd, May 31st, and July 12th.

For more information about Knoxville Raceway events go to www.knoxvilleraceway.com or call (641) 842-5431.

 

 

USAC EMBARKS UPON 53rd SEASON OF ELDORA ACTION SATURDAY

Four of Top Five Point Drivers Hope to End Eldora Winless Streak

ROSSBURG, OH (April 14) – With 185 completed events and 71 different winners, Eldora Speedway and the United States Auto Club (USAC) enters its 53rd consecutive year of association on the venerable .500-mile clay oval this Saturday evening (April 19), with the annual Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic for ‘traditional’ non-winged Sprint Cars and some interesting statistics.

Of the 71 different winners, 39 have repeated their Eldora wins at least one-time, and four of them remain active in USAC racing. Ironically those four account for 12 wins out of the past 16 USAC National Sprint Car Series events at Eldora; to shut out drivers aspiring to either increase their presence on the win list or etch their name into the Eldora archives.

Veteran Tracy Hines sits second on the all-time win list and has been the most prolific of the quartet by capturing five of his nine Eldora wins during this time span, a period in which Robert Ballou has scored his three USAC wins. Jerry Coons, Jr. picked up two of his three wins during this interval with current USAC point leader Dave Darland notching one win to increase his total to four.

Now retired from active racing, Levi Jones was in that 16-race mix that includes Brad Sweet, Kyle Larson and most recently Chris Windom as first-time USAC winners at Eldora.

Darland, Hines, Coons Jr., Ballou and Windom are expected to be competing Saturday in anticipation of increasing their win count and extending the momentum of repeat winners. Their opposition will be a bevy of drivers seeking their first USAC checkered flag at the historic Rossburg, OH speed plant.

Atop that list are the four drivers that follow Darland in the current USAC point ranking, including two-time defending champion Bryan Clauson. Clauson’s resume shows two USAC Silver Crown victories at Eldora but none in the division that he has dominated in over the past two years. That fact, plus, by his standards, a disappointing fourth-place ranking will be the fuel behind his drive Saturday.

Justin Grant (2nd), Chase Stockon (3rd) and Brady Bacon (5th) also continue their chase towards the USAC National championship Saturday winless in Eldora competition; a fact they hope to change. Hines enters the fray seventh in the point chase, while Ballou is ninth and Coons, Jr. sixteenth.

Completing the tripleheader program Saturday evening will be the UMP DIRTcar Modifieds and Eldora Stock Cars, with a 7:30 p.m. race starting time. Tickets for Saturday night or any of the other events on Eldora’s exciting menu may be purchased by going to the track’s website www.EldoraSpeedway.com or by calling the track office during normal business hours (937) 338-3815. Additionally, race fans and race teams can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and view video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android which is available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Domination in West Burlington!

(Bill W) April 15, 2014 – During the course of the evening at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa last Saturday night, Terry McCarl had no peer. From his quick time performance to his dominating feature win, no one was close in the 33-car MOWA series field. This Saturday night, TMAC embarks on the Knoxville Championship Cup Series amongst the toughest weekly field ever assembled at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”.

The 3/8-mile oval is one of TMAC’s favorites. “I really like 34 Raceway,” he says. “It’s just a fun track, and I’ve been going there since my Dad raced there when I was a kid. We have a lot of good friends down there. We usually get around there really well.” He would register quick time as one of only two cars in the twelve-second bracket. “We were second quick at the Outlaw show there last year,” says TMAC. “I’ve been quick time at Outlaw and other shows there in the past. We have a pretty good setup. Quick time has a lot to do with your engine, and our Rider engine is working well. It has been all year.”

TMAC won his heat race to transfer to the Dash. “I tried the bottom for a bit, but at that point, the track was really good on the top,” he says. “We got a good start. Cole Wood had some bad luck. It sounded like he broke a rear-end. The format was a little different in that we started fourth and had to make the top two to make the Dash. It forced me to have a good start. There was a heck of a field of cars. Getting to the top two wasn’t as easy as it sounded.”

With Craig Dollansky starting on the pole of the Dash, TMAC would post from seventh. A convincing charge saw him finish second and gaining on the leader. “To be honest, we didn’t really have the tire we wanted for qualifying or with us being in the first heat,” he says. “We were a little loose. We went with what we had. We were able to get something mounted up for the Dash and it helped us a bunch. I had a great start, and Craig was running around the top. We found a little something on the bottom, and I think we may have had him in another half-lap. I was really excited about that. It showed how strong we were.”

Dollansky would start on the pole of the main event, with TMAC outside. “I think he had the preferred line on the bottom,” says TMAC of Dollansky. “I knew I wasn’t going to beat him on the start. I just felt if I could hang with him and wait for a mistake in traffic or something, we could get him. As it was, I had a really good start. I was able to stay close in one and two on the top, and he went to the bottom in three and four. We were able to get around him there and the car felt really good.”

Up front, TMAC was cruising. “On the yellow flags, (son) Austin was signaling that we were pulling away every time,” he says. “We’ve just felt really good in the A.R.T. chassis this year, and it seems anywhere we go, if we’re not winning, we’re in contention. I’m really happy with the car and engine program this year.”

The win was rewarding, and TMAC is looking for more help to boost his racing schedule a bit. “We’re looking to add one more crew member,” he says. “That person can help me drive, and honestly, it will help us get to more races. When you’re doing it all, it’s tough to get to all the races you want to get to. At this point, Austin doesn’t have a full-time ride. I’d really like for him to be able to run some MOWA stuff, but we’re short some parts. Hopefully, he can find a ride or get something going. Right now, it works for me to have him helping me, and that’s what made Saturday so much fun. It was just Austin, Carson, Lori and myself. It’s a family team against the big boys.”

TMAC is thankful for the partners that make the team go. “We don’t have that one big corporate sponsor, but we have a lot of good people helping us out,” he says. “They are all really good friends of mine. It’s just the way I like my team. We can run when we want and where we want, and we’re surrounded by good people. Every name on that car is a big part of TMAC Motorsports, and they’re all good friends.”

Things ramp up in a hurry Saturday at Knoxville Raceway. Everyone is fully aware that this may well be the best weekly competition ever assembled at the famous half-mile. “I’ve been going to Knoxville since the wooden bleachers,” says TMAC. “You look back fondly at the ‘Good Old Days’, and think it was pretty awesome. Looking at this year’s lineup at Knoxville, there’s really no comparison. It’s as tough as it’s ever been. You look at central PA, and in the past I’ve think they’ve been ahead of us, but not anymore.”

Over thirty drivers are committed to racing weekly in the 410 class. “There are some incredible teams,” says TMAC. “Craig Dollansky is a top five Outlaw team, and they’ll be at Knoxville every Saturday. You look at the Dobmeier/Lunstra team. They have Guy Forbrook as their mechanic. You go on and on down the row. It’s the toughest it’s ever been, and it’s great for the fans. The Dunkin’s do a great job with the track, which makes it even better.”

The level of competition will bring out the best in the seven-time Knoxville track champ. “It motivates me to work even harder,” he says. “When the competition gets tough, it makes me step up the program. I have a better attitude and it makes me even hungrier to win. We’re ready!”

To check out opportunities to partner with TMAC Motorsports on a nightly basis, visit www.TerryMcCarl.com or call 515 957-0020!

TMAC on MRN’s Winged Nation!

TMAC appeared on this morning’s MRN Winged Nation. The archive will be up at the following link… http://www.mrn.com/Media-Center/MRN-Show-Archives/Winged-Nation.aspx

Front Row Challenge Tickets on Sale!

The 19th Annual Casey’s General Stores/Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company will be held Monday, August 4 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Tickets are now on sale! For more information, call Front Row Challenge Enterprises, LLC at 515 957-0020. For further information, stay tuned to www.OskyChallenges.com!

Websites for the McCarl Gang!

Driverwebsites.com develops the websites for the McCarl boys. Check out www.TerryMcCarl.com, as well as www.AustinMcCarl.com and www.CarsonMcCarl.com!

This Month in TMAC History!

In 2001, TMAC performed a clean sweep of the Season Opener at Knoxville Raceway. He set quick time at 15.087, won his heat after starting sixth, and with an invert of eight took the feature over Dennis Moore Jr., Kerry Madsen, Don Droud Jr. and Leonard Lee. Madsen started on the pole, and led the first ten laps before TMAC took command. TMAC edged Droud by 95 points for the track title that year. Both won five features that season.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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

TMAC Motorsports would like to thank sponsors Country Builders Construction, Rossie Feed and Grain, Bosma Poultry, SnowPlow Snow Pushers – www.TheSnowPlow.com, DeBerg Concrete, Colin Bulmer – Bayaire Industries, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Berryhill Racing, Phil and Vivian, Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises, Ryan Yager Trucking, Vortex Racing, Hoosier Tire, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, Rens Trucking, NutriShop – Maple Grove, MN, HRP, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Bob and Beulah Elder, Engler Injection, T&P Brothers, Winters, DriverWebsites.com, CM Rock, Jocko's Sprint Parts, Sander, Brown and Miller, Pro Shocks, Ben Cook, Bell Helmets, Burnett's Rock and Landscaping, Van Der Brink Trucking, Van Der Brink Designs, Morgan Strawberry Farms, Buttman BBQ, Aurora Rod Ends, Crow Safety, Justice Brothers, KSE Steering, Strange Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Scribner Plastics, Waterman Fuel Pumps, Weiland Racing, Butlerbuilt, PBS Bushings and Mote Fasteners.

 

 

Brian Brown – Back Home in Knoxville!

(Bill W) April 15, 2014 – The Brian Brown Racing Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team concluded their California swing with the World of Outlaws last weekend. They are back in Grain Valley, Missouri headquarters preparing for this Saturday night’s opener at the Knoxville Raceway.

You started the weekend on Friday in Hanford at Kings Speedway with a qualifying run that was 11th quick.

After having a good weekend at Calistoga, we were looking forward to getting back to Hanford where we had some success last year. With the format, 11th quick isn’t the worst place to qualify…but you have to win the heat. We didn’t get the best laps out there qualifying.

You lined up outside row one for the heat and finished second.

We got the lead going down the front straightaway. I didn’t do a good job of taking passing angles away, I left the door open for (Kyle) Hirst and he did a good job. That was all she wrote. That was the difference between being in the Dash and starting 11th in the feature.

How did the feature go?

We’ve been tight all year long on these tires, and we worked on the car a bit. We just missed it a bit. Finally, the track got slick like we like it. We just weren’t ready for it, and we weren’t that good. Finishing thirteenth was probably a little better than we should have been. Some guys had problems. It was one of those races where you can’t wait for the checkered. It was frustrating.

You went down to Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday, and you timed in fifth quick.

We were the quickest car in hot laps, and we felt we had a chance to lay a good qualifying lap down. You need to be first, second or third with the new three heat format. I had good runs in one and two on the first lap, and three and four on the second. I just didn’t put one whole lap together. I think being fifth quick shows how good our car really is…to mess up, and still be fifth quick like that says a lot about Maxim Chassis and Charlie Garrett engines.

After finishing fourth in you heat, you lined up eighth for the feature.

It was a short field. We had a pretty decent car. We were up to sixth or seventh at one point, and then back to tenth. It laid rubber with about fifteen to go, and we finished eighth. It was a bit of a freight train where you got in line around the top before that.

Your trip out west started tough with two destroyed racecars and you getting banged up. How do you assess it after it’s all said and done?

Overall, leaving California, we feel like as the nights went on, we got better…other than Hanford. We’re really excited to be back in the Midwest.

You have to be looking forward to Knoxville this Saturday night!

It’s like Christmas Eve for me. I can’t wait to get there. With the field of cars they’re going to have, it’s going to be tougher than it’s ever been. I think that’s going to help the locals come Nationals time. It’s going to be a battle every single week. I’m excited about the MAVTV deal too.

I know you have a number of partners who will be cheering you on at Knoxville.

I’m excited about being able to race there with our partners. Casey’s General Stores will be there…Bob (Myers) with Casey’s and Don Long with Searsboro Telephone Company…Wolfe Eye Clinic is right up the road in Des Moines. Housby provides our truck and they are right down the road. We’re just happy to get there and start working on our first step towards the Knoxville Nationals.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

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

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

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

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

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

Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brown’s Bits

Brian enters 2014, tied with Skip Jackson for ninth on the all-time list for 410 feature wins at Knoxville Raceway with 25. He is also seventh on the all-time 360 feature win list with 13.

15% off of Enco Tools Purchase!

Receive 15% off of your order with Enco Tools! Just go to www.UseEnco.com and use the coupon code “BBR21”!

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating nearly 1700 convenience stores in 11 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 12th largest c-store chain and sixth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

We are very excited to introduce our new line of automotive chemicals, oils and fluids to our product offering. These new products will be available at many retailers across the country. We continue to offer a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, plus a complete line of high quality batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial and other specialty vehicles. All products are made to OE manufacturer fitment specifications. FVP products are engineered to provide our customers with quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. To learn more about our FVP products or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit us at www.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 – Arctic Cat

For over 40 years, World Class Snowmobiles™ have been wearing the Arctic Cat name. Arctic Cat is equally proud to make Arctic Cat ATVs, too. They represent dedication and commitment to advanced manufacturing techniques, engineering innovation and industry leadership. Arctic Cat Inc., based in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, designs, engineers, manufactures and markets snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) under the Arctic Cat brand name, as well as related parts, garments and accessories. The Company markets its products through a network of independent dealers located throughout the contiguous United States and Canada, and through distributors representing dealers in Alaska, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and other international markets. The Arctic Cat brand name is among the most widely recognized and respected names in the snowmobile and ATV industry.

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Searsboro Telephone Company, MC Power, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com, Champion Brands, DNA Energy, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Enco Tools, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, www.RateWin.com, Arctic Cat, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, Fuel-Safe Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, www.AllDayParts.com, Tru Square, Jack Links, Deli Express, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Mothers Wax, Hoosier Tires, Klein RV, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Bosch, Garrett Racing Engines, MSD, Moyle Racing Engines, Fortress Wealth Management, Legacy, Flexzilla and WSIB Insurance for all their support!

 

 

Homecoming

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series was born in 1978 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. It returns to Mesquite on April 18-19 for the Texas Outlaw Nationals featuring a reunion of ‘Original Outlaws’

MESQUITE, Texas - April 4, 2014 - None of them knew what was ahead back in March of 1978. Ted Johnson gathered a collection of racers from around the country at Lanny Edwards' Devil's Bowl Speedway for the track's spring nationals. Johnson got them the buy in, literally, in some cases, to a vision he had. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series was born that weekend in Texas. Now, 37 years later and more than a decade since it last competed at the unique half-mile oval, they're coming home to the Texas Outlaw Nationals on April 18-19.

Two of today's stars were there that weekend: Steve Kinser, who would eventually win 20 championships and become known as the King of the Outlaws, and Sammy Swindell, a standout on quarter-miles around western Tennessee who had never raced on a track as big as Devil's Bowl but would go on to win three championships and rank behind only Kinser in all-time wins.

Kinser, a winner of 577 full-points features in his Outlaw career, finished last that day. He never envisioned 20 titles, 12 Knoxville Nationals wins, starts in the Indianapolis 500 or the Daytona 500. The son of Bob Kinser, a legendary sprint car racer in his own right, Steve was just hoping for a chance to race on the weekends around his native Bloomington, Ind. Now he's celebrating his "Salute to the King" season with one last run at winning a 21st crown.

Johnson banded together Kinser and a handful of other sprint car racers and started barnstorming the country. The popularity of the Outlaws grew quickly, but its roots were firmly entrenched in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, in Johnson's adopted home state of Texas. Fans from all around the plains would make the trek to Devil's Bowl, including a kid from suburban Tulsa, Okla., named Daryn Pittman, who would grow up to not only race against the stars he watched but eventually become their champion.

That March weekend was a beginning, but to what nobody really knew. Johnson collected some money for a point fund, put a schedule together and the rest is history.

"The first weekend we ran Devil's Bowl I ran a red #86 car owned by Jerry Smith out of Missouri, and then after we left there I started running Karl's car," said Kinser, who was an Indiana state wrestling champion and the son of one of the sport's greatest racers of all-time. "I just remember the first weekend Ted Johnson came up and said we needed $40 or $50 to start a point fund … nobody really knew what we were getting into but it just took off from there. All I was trying to do then was hope that I could race on the weekends somewhere. I knew when I left there I had a pretty good shot at getting into Karl's car. I knew that was a good fast race car and I would have an opportunity to do some good."

He did a lot of good driving for Karl Kinser. He's known in racing circles the world over. He's inspired nearly every sprint car driver behind the wheel of a car today.

A couple of years later, Swindell was able to find owners who could field a car for him full-time on the circuit, and just like that he won two championships and sparked one of racing's greatest rivalries: Kinser vs. Swindell.

"Devil's Bowl was one of the first places that we went that was quite a ways from home," said Swindell, of Germantown, Tenn. "It was a big track for me, it was a lot larger than all the quarter-miles at home. It gave me a chance to learn to race a little different. It's kind of a place where I sort of grew up a little bit. We ran there quite a bit. It will be nice to go back. The owners, Lanny Edwards and his family, have always been really nice and been really good to us and really supported sprint car racing."

For kids like Pittman, who was born the year Johnson started the series, and five-time Outlaw champion Donny Schatz, who was born one year earlier and cheered for Doug Wolfgang while growing up in North Dakota, the Outlaws stirred a passion.

"It was what you looked forward to every year as a kid," said Pittman, a native of Owasso, Okla. "We used to always try to make one trip if not two trips down to Devil's Bowl every year for the spring and the winter nationals. I went there a lot as a fan when I was a kid to watch. Obviously as a kid it helped spark your interest in what you wanted to become, what you wanted to do by watching those guys race four or five times a year."

Schatz is coming off a season in which he won 23 times, including his seventh FVP Knoxville Nationals title. With a couple of wins already this season, he's only four victories behind Mark Kinser for third all-time, and he's well-aware of his place in the history of the sport and those who came before him.

"When I was five years old I dreamed of doing this, now I'm 36 and I get to I live my dream every day," said Schatz, who earned the 149th feature win of his career last month at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway dirt track. "To see those guys who still have a love for the sport and they come and see the fans and be a part of the festivities and all the things that go on at the racetracks, it's definitely very humbling. I'm sure there will come a day when I get to that point when I get that opportunity too, at this time I just enjoy being a race driver and being part of the show."

While Kinser and Swindell will be behind the wheel when the Outlaws return to Devil's Bowl later this month, many of their former competitors will also be in attendance, celebrating the origin of the series that launched so many careers that have earned a place in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa.

Doug Wolfgang will be there. Rick Ferkel will be there. Norman Martin, who won the first of two prelim nights, will be there. Bobby Marshall and Steve Perry will be there. Car owner CK Spurlock will be there as will his driver in that race, Charlie Swartz. Shane Carson, the racer turned promoter turned race director who is working to reunite all of these great drivers at Devil's Bowl, will be there. Even Jimmy Boyd's feature-winning car will journey from the Woodland Auto Display museum in California to Devil's Bowl for the event. Carson has nearly everybody involved in that first event in 1978 returning for this weekend, with the "Original Outlaws" signing autographs on Saturday afternoon.

Ultimately, there's just something about the unique half-mile that brings a smile and a distant look of fondness to the drivers' faces, as if they're answering questions but thinking ahead to the challenge of racing at the same time.

"It's a little different track," said Kinser, a 10-time winner Devil's Bowl. "It's got the frontstretch a little lower and the backstretch a little higher. You sort of run uphill going into 1 and 2, then you sail off into 3 and downhill into a lower straightaway. It's a little different racetrack and always a fun track to run on."

Swindell's 12 feature victories are the most of any World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series driver at Devil's Bowl.

"It's always challenging track because both ends are different and you're going uphill and downhill, you don't get that a lot of places," Swindell said. "The experience comes into play there so that helps. I look forward to the challenge."

Schatz started running on the Outlaw tour in earnest in 1997, when he was named rookie of the year. None of his 149 victories came at Devil's Bowl but he's certainly looking forward to changing that in a couple of weeks.

"I remember when I first went there," Schatz said. "It's definitely a unique surface, it's tricky to be able to race there. You look forward to that. It's where you can be better than someone else because it's not an easy place to get around. I look forward to trying to have a great run."

The history that will surround the two-day Texas Outlaw Nationals will be unparalleled. On Friday night, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and Devil's Bowl will honor Kinser as part of the "Salute to the King" tour. Then on Saturday, the original Outlaws will participate in a one-of-kind autograph session with some of the greatest drivers to have ever wheeled a sprint car.

All seats for the event are reserved and available at www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or by calling the ticket hotline at 877-395-8606.

For more on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series click www.WorldofOutlaws.com, follow the series on Twitter @WorldofOutlaws or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

Danny Holtgraver Ready for His Return to Western Pennsylvania;

Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park on Deck for Hunter Racing

By Fully Injected Motorsports: ‘FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors’

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Pittsburgh, PA (April 14th, 2014) - Danny Holtgraver will make his return to Western Pennsylvania ‘410’ sprint car competition this Friday and Saturday, April 18th & 19th; taking part in events at the Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park. The Western Pennsylvania racing circuit was ‘home’ to Holtgraver for many seasons before his transition into ‘racing on the road.’ Upcoming weekend action for the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native will kick-off on Friday evening, April 18th at the Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pennsylvania.

Lernerville Speedway will be celebrating it’s 2014 ‘Fab-Four’ season-opener this Friday evening, April 18th; hosting all four of their weekly racing divisions including the ‘410’ sprint cars. Danny Holtgraver, who pilots the Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, no. 10H ‘410’ sprinter, is a multi-time feature winner at the world-famous 4/10’s mile oval, as well as a former track champion; earning the championship crown in 2010. The current UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions traveler will seek his first win of 2014 on Friday evening at the Sarver oval; taking-on the best that Western Pennsylvania has to offer. The ‘Fab Four’ event will also act as a very important warm-up for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions’ program that will be contested at the speedway on Friday, May 9th.

“I consider Lernerville Speedway my home track” said Danny Holtgraver, “I always love getting back there; no matter the occasion...a lot of my family and friends will be there on Friday so that makes it extra exciting...hopefully we can put on a good show and get this Hunter Racing ‘10H’ near the front…I just want to thank everyone involved with this team; especially Rob Hunter…this is a great deal we have going this year and without everyone’s help, none of it would be possible.”

Danny Holtgraver will make his return to the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania this Saturday evening, April 19th. Bonnell’s Rod Shop, a proud supporter of Hunter Racing and Danny Holtgraver for the 2014 season, is sponsoring Mercer’s program on Saturday evening; complete with a $4,000 top prize for the ‘410’ sprint cars. Holtgraver has been rather successful at the Mercer 3/8’s mile bullring during the recent stages of his young career. The pilot of the Hunter Racing ‘10H’ was undefeated at ‘MRP’ in 2013; going five-for-five at the facility which included two (2) UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victories. Holtgraver hopes to continue that impressive Mercer Raceway Park win streak this Saturday night.

As an added special feature to the Bonnell’s Rod Shop sponsored program on Saturday evening at Mercer Raceway Park, Danny Holtgraver will have one of his Hunter Racing/Bonnell’s Rod Shop sponsored sprint cars on display for fans to see. Holtgraver racing apparel will also be available for purchase.

“Bonnell’s Rod Shop is a huge supporter of Hunter Racing this season so we definitely wanted to be a part of this race on Saturday...it’s going to be a great show” explained Danny Holtgraver, “Mercer has been really good to us so hopefully that continues...we were really good there last year and that definitely helps our confidence heading in there this weekend...We are going to have one of our cars on display which should be really fun for the fans...we will also have all of our apparel for sale, too...I just can’t thank everyone enough; I really can’t say it enough times...Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop; they make this team possible...hopefully I can return the favor and ‘park it’ this weekend!”

For more information regarding Lernerville Speedway’s ‘Fab Four’ season opener this Friday evening, please visit the speedway live on the web at www.lernerville.com. Fans looking for additional information pertaining to Saturday’s $4,000-to-win Mercer program, sponsored by Bonnell’s Rod Shop, can do so by logging-on to Mercer’s official online home: www.mercerracewaypark.com.

“It’s going to be an awesome weekend...we can’t wait to get started”

News and information relating to Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors’ during the entire 2014 season. 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 networks including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

Recent Highlights: Finished 4th (A-main) with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at Attica Raceway Park on April 5th. Wins: 0

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Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, West View Motors, DKW Transport, North Hills Auto Body, Kistler Engines, Butler Built, Winters Rearends, J&J Chassis, VRP Shocks, Classic Ink, Simpson Racing and ‘FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors.’

 

 

Reutzel Wins National Tour Race in XXX

4/14/2014

The toughest 360 drivers in the land converged on I-30 Speedway this past weekend for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race in Little Rock, AR. When the dust settled on the main event. Clute, TX driver Aaron Reutzel stood tall with the winner’s check and trophy for his first National Tour win. Aaron’s win headlines the list of drivers succeeding with XXX chassis this weekend, a list which includes Jeremy Burt in California, Brock Hallett in Australia, and Brent Bates in Oklahoma. Triple X Race Components wants to congratulate our weekly winners and invite you to join them in victory lane! We have the largest network of dealers of any chassis and component manufacturer and they are eager to serve you. Visit www.xxxraceco.com or call us at 866.632.9925 to find your area dealer today.

To be the best, you have to challenge yourself against the best competition. Aaron Reutzel can now list his name amongst the best as he picked up his first career Lucas Oil ASCS Nation Tour win on Saturday night in his XXX chassis. Reutzel led wire to wire, running away from the field in clean air until the only stoppage of the race at lap 8. On the restart, Aaron again shot out like a rocket, stretching to a big lead before encountering lapped cars on the 16th circuit. The Clute, TX native worked diligently through the backmarkers while his lead gradually dwindled. With just five to go, Sean McClelland had closed to striking distance, but a thread the needle move between two lappers with 3 to go sealed the deal for Aaron. Our biggest congratulations go out to Aaron, his future wife Shelbey and crew chief Ryan on the victory!

A wire to wire win for Jeremy Burt put the #2b XXX back in victory lane this past Saturday night, but the path to victory was harder than you’d think. Burt set quick time on the night and at the outset of the main, had his work cut out for him with a deep invert draw. Luck worked in his favor on lap one, as the front row made contact, wiping out a number of cars with them and moving Jeremy to row one for the subsequent restart. At the drop of the green, Burt was gone, zooming out to a substantial lead until lapped cars reared their head. In the midst of heavy lapped traffic, Jeremy routinely turned away the challenges of the second and third place cars to park it in victory lane.

Brock Hallett is finishing his Australian racing season on a high note, as the Australian National Champion won again this past weekend. Hallett took the Cates Motorsport XXX 600 to victory at Murray Bridge Speedway in South Australia, narrowly missing out on a track record in the process. Hallett was joined by teammate Lochie Cates on the podium, who ran third in his XXX.

Another week in the books and another win in Oklahoma at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa. This week, it was Brent Bates in the #17 XXX sprint car winning the main event. After finishing second in his heat, Bates toppled 19 other drivers to score his first victory of the 2014 campaign.

 

 

Madsen’s “Spring Break” Ends With 9th At Perris

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kerry Madsen’s ‘Spring Break’ in California came to an end last weekend with the driver of the Keneric Racing/American Racing machine bouncing back from a mechanical failure DNF on Friday to close his California trip out with a ninth place finish on Saturday night in Lake Perris, CA.

“Overall it was a pretty good, CA trip for our team,” Madsen said. “We were able to pick up a win, and were in position for another one, but no real complaints on the trip, and hopefully we can stay strong back in the Midwest.”

Just narrowly missing the qualifying inversion on Friday night in Hanford, CA, ‘The Mad Man’, timed his EarthEX/GWM Products entry in 14th fastest before finishing fifth in his heat, putting him in the seventh row for the feature.

Madsen got off to a brilliant start in the feature event as he rode the thick Kings Speedway cushion to the front as he found himself up in the eighth position in the early goings of the race, until he lost power on the speedway, and was unable to re-fire, and he was credited with a 23rd place finish.

Closing out the trip at the Perris Auto Speedway in Lake Perris, CA on Saturday night, Madsen’s eight fast qualifying effort put him on the front row of his heat race, though his second place finish would mean he would start 10th in the feature event.

On another extremely slick surface, Madsen had another great racecar, as he began working his way through the field, and jumped into the fifth spot, as the laps wound down.

On a late restart, Madsen started outside of the rubber that was beginning to get laid down, and he lost a bit of track position, as he slipped back to the ninth spot, before he could get in line and go.

Once the rubber began being laid down, passing was nearly impossible, and Madsen would close the trip out with a ninth place finish.

“We were really consistent all trip long, and that is great for us, as sometimes I struggle out west,” he said. “The way we have been running is a true testament to this team, and hopefully we can shake the little bad luck we have from time to time, and pick up some more wins.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-4, Top-5’s- 8, Top 10’s-14

ON TAP: Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing team will return to action tonight at the El Paso Speedway before heading to Devils Bowl Speedway on Friday and Saturday night for the Texas Nationals Presented By American Racing Custom Wheels.

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Fremont Unfriendly To Haudenschild

PETERSEN MEDIA: Hitting the dirt at the Fremont Speedway on Saturday night, Jac Haudenschild and his Destiny Motorsports team had a forgettable night, as an issue during time trial, and a heat race wreck left them out of the feature event.

With 30 cars on had, Haudenschild timed in with the 25th fastest lap, as he only made one lap due to a fuel issue forcing him to end his qualifying run early, and he lined up in the back of his heat race.

In heat race action, Haudenschild’s nice did not get any better as he was caught up in a wreck, causing heavy damage to his racecar, and forcing him into the night’s B main.

With his crew scrambling to get his machine put back together as best they could, Haudenschild made the call for the B Main but lined up in the 9th position with only the top four finishers transferring to the feature event.

With a very banged up racecar, Haudenschild was up on the wheel as he gave it his all to get through the B Main.

Limping his way up to the fifth spot at the line, Haudenschild narrowly missed out on the final transfer spot, but his night was over.

“We just had some bad luck there in time-trials and in our heat,” he said. “Scott (Benic) and the boys did a nice job getting the car back together, but it was still pretty tore up there for the B.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Renegade Rentals, Triple X Race Components, Boss Signs and Graphics, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, Tony Stewart Racing, GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Kistler Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Jac Haudenschild and the Destiny Motorsports team will make a decision where they will be in action at this weekend within the next day or two, so please stay tuned for an announcement.

2014 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-13, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-4

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Placerville Speedway hosts the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series in the “Hoosier Tires Gold Country Shootout” this Saturday April 19
By Gary Thomas
Placerville, CA – April 15, 2014…After opening the season last weekend the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will be right back at it this Saturday at the always action packed Placerville Speedway for the “Hoosier Tires Gold Country Shootout.”
This Saturday’s event will be the second of five KWS shows this season filmed for airing by MAVTV American Real. The others include last week’s opener at the Tulare Thunderbowl, July 12 at Ocean Speedway, September 13 at Ventura Raceway and November 1 at the Stockton Dirt Track. The first event is scheduled to be aired the second week in June on MAVTV.
One of the hottest drivers anywhere in the country is set to join the King of the West 410’s on Saturday, with that being the always entertaining Rico Abreu. The Rutherford resident has captured a number of major wins this season, including those with the World of Outlaws, the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and most recently last weekend a two-night sweep of the USAC National Midget sanctioned Kokomo Grand Prix. The 22-year-old has quickly moved up the ladder as one of the very best talents across the USA and this Saturday will be looking to find victory lane with KWS in Placerville.
Last Saturday saw Easton’s Tommy Tarlton kick-off the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series season in victorious fashion as he guns for the California Triple Crown title this year. The always hard charging driver put on a great show at both Placerville events last season, with the highlight being a charge from 19th to third during the April showcase at the high-banks. Tarlton will look for another strong night this Saturday aboard the Elite Landscape Construction No. 21 mount.
After finishing second in the season-opener, defending King of the West champ Kyle Hirst will be looking to break his way into victory lane at a track he’s had lots of success at during his career. The Sacramento driver picked up a thrilling victory with the series last April at Placerville in the Roth Motorsports machine. Campbell’s Bud Kaeding ran third at the season-opener and will visit Placerville on Saturday for the first time since joining Williams Motorsports in the off-season. The three-time USAC Silver Crown champ will be looking to give car owner’s Morrie & Katie Williams another win on the red clay.
Following a strong night at the opener Sacramento’s Willie Croft will be gunning to park the Holy Smokes BBQ No. 29 sprinter in victory lane on Saturday at Placerville. Croft is coming off the finest season of his Sprint Car career and showed that he will be a contender night in & night out once again. Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi put on an impressive charge in the feature last weekend and rounds out the top-five in points after one round of competition. The 16-year-old was solid in the two King of the West events last year at Placerville, highlighted by a fifth place finish in June aboard the Scelzi Enterprises No. 41 machine.
Other drivers that have positioned themselves in the top-10 of points going into the “Hoosier Tires Gold Country Shootout” include Princeton’s Mason Moore, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Grass Valley’s Jason Statler, Oroville’s Sean Becker and Campbell’s Brent Kaeding. All of those also happen to be drivers that routinely run strong at the Placerville Speedway and will be searching for victory with the MAVTV TV cameras rolling.
After a tough opening night Chico’s Jonathan Allard will be looking for a rebound at a track he has had immense success at, including a victory last June. More KWS regulars expected include DJ Netto, Craig Stidham, Bobby & Sean McMahan, Richard Brace Jr., Chad Compton, Jarret Soares, Nathan Washam, Geoffrey Strole and Pat Harvey. More drivers looking to shine bright in front of the cameras on Saturday are sure to include Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, Placerville’s Andy Gregg & Jimmy Trulli, Australian Todd Wanless, New Zealander Michael Pickens, Roseville’s Colby Copeland; Seattle, Washington’s Taylor Malsam, Vacaville’s Joey Magaruh and others.
Adult tickets for the “Hoosier Tires Gold Country Shootout” on Saturday will cost $20, seniors will be $16, juniors $12 and children $6. All seating is general admission during the night. The pit gate at Placerville Speedway on Saturday opens at 2pm, with the front gate opening at 5pm, cars will be hitting the track for wheel packing a little prior to 6pm, qualifying is scheduled for 6:30pm and racing is anticipated to begin around 7pm. Fans are encouraged to arrive early as the grandstands always pack in at the Placerville bullring.
Hoosier Tires has grown to be one of the largest employers in Plymouth, Indiana, and produces over 1000 different types of race tires. The company has its own 300-mph test wheel; a technology center; state-of-the-art, fully-integrated production facilities; and a model sales and distribution network in Lakeville, Indiana, which others seek to emulate.

The pride that exists among those associated with Hoosier "family" continues to be the focal point of the success the company has enjoyed over the years. This philosophy has been, and will continue to be, the secret behind Hoosier's success in building "Tires Designed for Champions." More information on Hoosier Racing Tires can be found at http://www.hoosiertire.com and for more on Hoosier Tire West please visit http://www.hoosiertirewest.com
The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more on Placerville Speedway log onto www.placervillespeedway.com
The track is a high-banked quarter-mile oval with distinctive red clay and features an all-time track record that stands at a blistering fast 9.913. The mark was set in the spring of 2004 by San Jose’s Tim Kaeding and then was amazingly matched by Scotts Valley’s Evan Suggs in March of 2009. The tight confines of Placerville Speedway offers a perspective very unique in Northern California and makes it one of the most popular tracks throughout the region.
Info on the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series can be found at http://www.kwssprints.com
Be sure to like the KWS Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/kingofthewestsprints and become a member of our Twitter community at https://twitter.com/KwsSprintRacing for all the latest breaking news regarding the series

Upcoming events after Placerville Speedway

Saturday May 3: Silver Dollar Speedway (24th annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial)
Saturday May 10: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday May 17: Thunderbowl Raceway (Chris & Brian Faria Memorial)
Friday June 6: Silver Dollar Speedway (2nd annual David Tarter Memorial)
Saturday June 7: Marysville Raceway Park

 

 

Forsberg Finds Podium Again In Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA- Backing up his win one week ago at the Placerville Speedway, Andy Forsberg and his F&F Racing team had a bit of a hectic night en route to a third place finish.

“It was a bit of a crazy night with an engine change, and then packing the right-rear full of mud in the feature, but to go through all of that and still wind up third is pretty good, and a testament to this team,” Forsberg said.

Forsberg started his night off by timing the Lucas Oil/Pit Stop USA/RPI No. X1 machine in fifth fastest, putting him in the second row of his heat race.

Working his way to the second spot, Forsberg would finish in the position and move to the feature, but after the heat the team was forced to change engines, and after doing so they noticed a fuel leak.

Scrambling to change fittings and lines, they opted to change the entire fuel pump, and got it buttoned up, and got him shoved off for the feature event with no leak.

Starting sixth in the feature, Forsberg got off to a slow start, as he fell back to the eighth spot initially.

Taking advantage of a few restarts, the Auburn, CA driver rode the tricky Placerville cushion to the front as he worked his way into the third spot.

In third, Forsberg bounced off the cushion, and lost his wheel-cover, and the right-rear wheel filled with mud, and began giving Forsberg a nasty vibration, and made the steering wheel tough to hang on to.

Moving down to the bottom of the speedway in hopes of settling his machine down, Forsberg was able to hang on, and land on the podium at the speedway for the second week in a row with his third place finish.

“It got a little out of control out there when we lost the wheel cover, and fortunately it flew off to the side of the track, and out of harms way,” he added. “We got vibrating so bad I had to go to the bottom to make it to the end, but I have to congratulate (Justin) Sanders on the win.”

F&F Racing would like to thank Lucas Oil, Pit Stop USA, HRP, CRV, Inventory Sales, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Wilwood, and Kaizer Wheels, K&N, Roseville Precision, Austism Speaks, FK Rod Ends, and PT Shocks for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: The F&F Racing team will now take a week off before hitting the track on April 26th for the second Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster event.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-3, Wins-1, Top-5’s-3, Top-10’s-3

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Oskaloosa Wednesday, Independence Friday, for Sprint Invaders!
 
(Bill W) April 14, 2014 – One of the most exciting weeks of the season is upon us for the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders.  On Wednesday, April 16, they will take to the half-mile at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.  On Friday, April 18, they make their way to the Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa.
 
Inquiries from drivers around the Midwest have come in concerning these two highly anticipated events.  With Knoxville Raceway opening their season on Saturday, several area drivers are rumored to be in the house at both Oskaloosa and Independence.
 
Wednesday will mark the first appearance for the Sprint Invaders in Oskaloosa on a night sponsored by WCM Metal Works and Pro-Line Buildings.  The last winged sprint car event there was won by Brian Brown at last August’s Front Row Challenge.  Several Knoxville regulars are expected to make the short tow to the Mahaska County Fairgrounds.
 
The first event in Sprint Invaders history and the first sprint car race in twenty years in Independence last season was a huge success that saw Terry McCarl best Lucas Wolfe for the win.  The banked 3/8-mile oval boasted a great night of racing at one of the finest racing facilities in the Midwest.
 
Defending series’ champion Russ Hall will lead the Sprint Invaders charge into Oskaloosa, fresh off his win on Saturday, April 5 at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson.  Lincoln, Illinois’ Bret Tripplett leads the current point standings ahead of Knoxville’s Tony Shilling, Jon Agan, Bobby Mincer and Josh Schneiderman.
 
Pit gates open at 5:00 on Wednesday in Oskaloosa, with the grandstands opening at 5:30.  Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30 with racing to follow.  Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $7 ages 7-17 and 6 and under FREE.  The sprints will be joined by mods, sport mods, stocks and hobby stocks.  For more information, visit www.OskySpeedway.com!
 
Pit gates and grandstands open at 5:00 on Friday in Independence.  Adult admission is $15 and $13 for Seniors and students 12-17.  11 and under are FREE with a paid adult.  Mods and sport mods will also be on the card.  For more information, visit www.IndependenceMotorSpeedway.com!
 
For more information on the Sprint Invaders, including points, schedule, results and more, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!  
 

 

2014 Sprint Invaders Schedule

 

Saturday, March 29 – 34 Raceway (Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Saturday, April 5 – Lee County Speedway (Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA)

Wednesday, April 16 – Southern Iowa Speedway (Oskaloosa, IA)

Friday, April 18 – Independence Motor Speedway (Independence, IA)

Sunday, May 25 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Thursday, June 19 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)

Friday, June 20 – Bloomfield Speedway (Bloomfield, IA)

Thursday, July 3 – Iowa State Fair Speedway (Des Moines, IA)

Friday, July 11 – Tipton International Speedway (Tipton, IA)

Friday, August 15 – Bloomfield Speedway (Bloomfield, IA)

Saturday, August 16 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Sunday, August 17 – Quincy Raceways – w/ASCS-Warrior region (Quincy, IL)

Thursday, September 11 – Farley Speedway (Farley, IA)

Saturday, September 20 – Jackson County Speedway (Maquoketa, IA)

Saturday, September 27 – 34 Raceway – Season Championship (West Burlington, IA)

 

2014 Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders Driver Standings (Top 20)
 

 

# Races

Driver

Hometown

Car #

Total Points

1

2

Bret Tripplett

Lincoln, IL

22

425

2

2

Tony Shilling

Knoxville, IA

22T

420

3

2

Jon Agan

Knoxville, IA

4

411

4

2

Bobby Mincer

Burlington, IA

15

410

5

2

Josh Schneiderman

West Burlington, IA

49

408

6

2

Russ Hall

Pleasant Hill, IA

29

400

7

2

Mike Houseman Jr.

Des Moines, IA

68

386

8

2

Carson McCarl

Altoona, IA

27

385

9

2

Jarrod Schneiderman

West Burlington, IA

11s

379

10

2

Paul Nienhiser

Chapin, IL

9

370

11

2

Dave Getchell

Sperry, IA

83

368

 

2

Mitchell Alexander

Knoxville, IA

6

368

13

2

Andy Huston

Roseville, IL

40

366

14

2

Jimmy Davies

Oquawka, IA

99

358

15

2

Tim Moore

Rock Island, IL

10T

309

16

2

Kelly Graham ®

Collins, IA

12G

303

17

2

Kaley Gharst

Decatur, IL

41

265

18

2

Dustin Selvage

Indianola, IA

73

232

19

1

Justin Newberry

West Burlington, IA

36

192

20

1

Chase Wanner

Agency, IA

85

50

 

 

Scelzi Charges From Last to Fourth Place at King of the West Opener

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (April 14, 2014) - Dominic Scelzi kicked off the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series season with a bang last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Scelzi rallied from last to a fourth-place result, which marked his first top five of the season and provided momentum entering this Saturday's King of the West race at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.

"I understand that I'm running for a championship, but my goal is to win races and I want to win as many as I can," he said. "If I can run top 10 at Placerville that'll be a huge night for me. Who knows, maybe I can get more."

Scelzi opened last Saturday's event at Thunderbowl Raceway by qualifying 12th quickest on the third-mile track. That lined him up on the outside of the front row of a heat race.

"The track was right around the bottom in turns one and two," he said. "I was next to Shane Golobic on the start. We were side by side and I couldn't go to the bottom. I tried to go to the top and got into the fence and fell back to third."

Scelzi finished third in his heat race, which locked him into the main event. He started the 30-lap feature on the outside of the seventh row.

"I was rolling through the middle," he said. "Everyone was running the bottom in turns one and two. I was able to pass a couple of cars."

Scelzi had advanced into the top 10 when contact with another car led to him spinning on Lap 5. He was forced to restart at the back of the pack.

"I was really disappointed when I stopped," he said. "I felt like I had a really strong car and I felt really comfortable. I felt pretty confident that I could come up through the field. I really wanted to get a top 10."

Once the race restart, Scelzi began to pick his way toward the top 10.

"We restarted at the back and I tried to be as patient as I possibly could, yet aggressive when there was an open spot," he said. "I was running the top around the whole track. Around the last five or six laps there was rubber starting to get laid down on the bottom in turns three and four. I was the only guy on the top toward the end of the race."

Scelzi kept his momentum up around the track and made a last-corner pass to secure a fourth-place finish to wrap up the weekend, which began the night before with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

"We had a lot of confidence going into Hanford," he said. "We felt really good in hot laps. We went out a little late and the track slowed down. It wasn't a great qualifying effort, but I was a little conservative in qualifying."

After qualifying 24th quickest, Scelzi advanced from eighth into sixth place during his heat race. With the top six locking into the feature, Scelzi maintained the position until the final lap.

"There was something with the throttle linkage where it wouldn't allow the motor to idle down," he said. "It was really difficult to slow down. On a restart I saw (Jason) Statler below me. I wanted to go down and protect, but I knew I couldn't get slowed down enough to hit the bottom. I tried to stay high and keep my momentum, but he got by me coming to the checkered."

Scelzi finished seventh in his heat race, which relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown.

"I was racing for fifth for most of the race with D.J. Netto," he said of the LCS. "We kinda got in line and on the white flag Austen Wheatley got around me on the top."

Scelzi again placed seventh, which was one position out of transferring to the main event.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 7 (6).

April 12 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 4 (14).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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"Robert has insured our family for more than 20 years and many of our sponsors as well," Scelzi said. "Not only is he a friend, but a big supporter of our racing program."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Roth Motorsports, Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Red Rose Transportation, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, K&N Filters, Sparco, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and Schoenfeld Headers for their continued support.

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Cory Haas 'Hard Charges' for Lincoln Top-10; Big Money Weekend On Tap in Central Pennsylvania

By Fully Injected Motorsports: ‘FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors’

Contact: F.I. Motorsports altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / Press Archive

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York, PA (April 14th, 2014) - Central Pennsylvania ‘410’ sprint car regular Cory Haas earned his third (3rd) Lincoln Speedway top-ten finish of the 2014 season on Saturday evening, April 12th. The York, Pennsylvania native would do it the hard way; charging nine (9) positions from the inside of the eighth row to secure the top-ten position. Haas was scored sixth (6th), officially, during the A-main on Saturday evening at the Pigeon Hills oval. Alan Krimes was the 25-lap main event winner. There were twenty-nine (29) ‘410’ sprint cars signed in for action.

“We had a pretty good night…we were all pretty happy” said Cory Haas, “I think the car is still a little off where it needs to be...we’ve been messing with some things... hopefully those adjustments work and we can get back to Lincoln this weekend and earn a win.”

Cory Haas, who pilots the Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Tailgaters Grill & Drafthouse, Classic Rock Custom Stone, no. 11C ‘410’ sprinter, will head back into the heart of the Central Pennsylvania racing scene this Friday and Saturday, April 18th & 19th; making his usual visits to the Williams Grove and Lincoln Speedway’s. Each facility will headline their weekend programs with special ‘410’ sprint car events; with over $10,000 on the line by Saturday night’s end. Haas will kick things off with a visit to the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday, April 18th.

Williams Grove Speedway will be hosting its Spring Classic-Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial on Friday evening; complete with a 30-lap, $7,500-to-win main event for the ‘410’ sprinters. A time trial format will be used for the marquee program. Cory Haas is a former ‘big-money’ winner at the world-famous half-mile dirt oval; once earning the notorious ‘Jack Gunn Memorial’ title worth $5,000. Williams Grove Speedway will attempt to to end a two-week wet spell on April 18th. Their last two Friday night programs have been canceled due to inclement weather conditions.

Cory Haas will revisit the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, April 19th. The Spring Championship for the ‘410’ sprint cars will be the highlighted program at the 3/8’s mile dirt oval; awarding $4,000 to the main event winner. Haas is certainly no stranger to victory lane during high paying events at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway. The former Lincoln Speedway ‘410’ most improved driver earned the 2011 Kevin Gobrecht Memorial victory worth $7,000.

The Michael Barshinger ‘11C’ team will enter the upcoming weekend fourteenth (14th) in the current SPEEDWAY MOTORS/CHAMPION RACING OIL CENTRAL PA SPRINT CARS Presented by HOSEHEADS point standings. Cory Haas is still winless in 2014, but looks change that early season statistic as soon as possible.

“We are anxious to get back to work this weekend” explained Cory Haas, “We have been pretty consistent lately so I’m anxious to get back to The Grove and Lincoln...I can’t thank my guys enough...they work their butts off...hopefully our consistency and hard work will pay off this weekend and we find victory lane.”

For more information regarding the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; please visit the speedway live on the web at www.williamsgrove.com. Additional information regarding the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania can also be found online; www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Keep up with everything related to Cory Haas and the entire Barshinger ‘11C’ team; right here at ‘FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors.’ Be sure to also visit the official online home of Cory Haas at www.coryhaas.com.

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Cory Haas on Youtube: Here!

Recent Highlights: Finished 2nd (A-Main) at the Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 5th 2014 Wins: 0

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Cory Haas would like to thank all of his current marketing partners including:

Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Tailgaters Grill & Drafthouse, Classic Rock Custom Stone, J Henry Plumbing & Heating, Darrah’s Automotive, Trone Outdoor, Tool Shed of America, and ‘FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors.’

 

 

Podium Finish in Season Debut at 34 Raceway

The Big Game Treestands #7 team kicked off their 2014 season on Saturday traveling to southern Iowa for Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) competition at 34 Raceway where Craig Dollansky recorded a dominating performance picking up the victory in his most recent visit in June.

With a good field of 33 drivers on hand, Dollansky got a feel for the track in hotlaps and then registered the 14th fastest lap in qualifying. Sixteen cars inverted into four heats then put the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim on the pole of heat two where Dollansky powered to the victory. Starting on the pole of the dash, the #7 set the pace going on to win the event earning the right to start on the pole of the main event.

Following final preparations by Scott Vogelsong and crew, the Big Game #7 sprinter ran second in the early stages of the main event primarily running the highside around the 3/8-mile. After a caution around the midway point, Dollansky tried the bottom in turns 3 & 4 but gave up a position in the process and ended up racing to the checkered flag with a podium finish in third.

“I was happy with the way things went for our first night out, we were able to make some laps and shake things down,” commented the Elk River, Minnesota native. “We weren’t real fast but learned some stuff with our car and it won’t take long for us to get a handle on it. I felt good and probably raced more conservative than I needed to, but with a new team and it being our first time on the track in five months with a new crew all in all everyone did a great job and I’m looking forward to this weekend.”

The Big Game Treestands #7 team will compete next at the Knoxville Raceway season opener this coming Saturday, April 19th.

 

 

NCRA Sprints Back in Action in Hutchinson This Saturday Night!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Park City, Kansas – April 14, 2014 - The “winged warriors” of the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products 360 cu- injected sprint car division get back into action in a fast and furious way this coming Saturday night as the tour heads to the famed half mile at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas in a special “non-nationals” event that will also see the series modified and late model divisions on the racing card.

The 25th consecutive season for the tour successfully opened back on March 29th and it was non-touring regular Kevin Swindell, who got the best of a stout field of 39 sprinters to take home the special $5000 pay check. This $2000 to win show will shake out who is and who isn’t gunning for the 2014 tour championship.

Among the touring regulars expected include: Jeremy Campbell, three time and defending champion C.J. Johnson, J.D. Johnson, Jake Martens, Kris Miller, Luke Cranston, Jon Freeman, Wyatt Burks, Zach Blurton and Jordan Weaver.

Pit gates open this Saturday at 5:00 PM with racing slated for a 7:00 PM start time.

The Kansas State Fairgrounds is located off of West of SR 61 on 17th Ave., then north on Poplar. For more race information contact the Speedway’s Inc. office (316) 755-1781. To learn more about the 25th anniversary season for the NCRA sprint car, call the number listed above or check out the series website www.racencra.com.

2014 NCRA Sprint Car Point Standings:

1) Kevin Swindell 300, 2) Jeremy Campbell 285, 3) C.J. Johnson 280, 4) Cole Wood/Danny Wood 275, 6) Kyle Belim/Jac Haudenschild 265, 8) Danny Jennings 260, 9) Wayne Johnson 255, 10) Koby Barksdale 245

 

 

DARRIN DAVIS GIVES HIMSELF "EARLY" BIRTHDAY PRESENT WITH INAUGURAL WIN OF SOUTHERN STATES MIDGET SERIES AT NORTH FLORIDA SPEEDWAY

Exciting feature event brings crowd approval

IT'S ONE MORE WEEK UNTIL JACKSONVILLE , FLORIDA'S DARIN DAVIS #92 BIRTHDAY BUT HE WAS CELEBRATING A LITTLE EARLY AS HE WON THE A-MAIN FOR THE INAUGURAL EVENT AT LAKE CITY , FLORIDA'S NORTH FLORIDA SPEEDWAY'S SPECIAL 18 RACE SCHEDULE OF WAYNE DAVIS'S SOUTHERN STATE MIDGETS SERIES AND PROMOTERS OF NFS LIZ AND PHIL GUADAGNO HAVE A WINNER HERE AS THE FEATURE EVENT SAW DAVIS AND TEAM MATE TREY PEARSON #44 SWAPPED THE LEAD IN EVERY CORNER FOR THE ENTIRE FEATURE.

THE FANS KNEW TREY SON OF Lucas Oil LATE MODEL STANDOUT EARL PEARSON JR. WOULD BE TOUGH AS HE WON HIS HEAT AND THEY WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED when the feature rolled ON THE 3/8'S DIRT SPEEDPLANT.

ANY ONE THAT WASN'T ON THE EDGE OF THeir SEAT FOR THIS ONE WASN'T A RACE FAN AND even though the car count was a little low there are MANY NEW MIDGETS BEING CONSTRUCTED WITH FINAL PREPARATIONS TO MAKE THE SOUTHERN STATES SERIES POSSIBLY "TAKE OFF" AFTER WAYNE DAVIS'S MANY YEARS OF HARD WORK.

17 MORE SHOWS ARE SCHEDULED FOR NFS AND TAKE IN THE ACTION OF THESE "COWBOYS OF MAYHEM" WHEN THEY MAKE THEIR RETURN APPEARANCE.

 

 

 

A Texas Trio for Kraig Kinser this Week

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — April 14, 2014— The saying “everything is bigger in Texas” will certainly hold true this week for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. A trio of races are on-tap, including the series return to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, where it all began for the series in 1978. The event will mark the series first visit to the historic half-mile since 2003, an event that Kraig Kinser competed in.

The week opens on Tuesday, April 15 at El Paso Speedway Park for the second-ever World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at the three-eighths-mile. The Texas Outlaw Nationals presented by American Racing Custom Wheels at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, is scheduled for Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19, with a $20,000 payday awaiting the winner of the finale, which marks the largest winner’s share ever for a sprint car race in the state of Texas.

The Texas Outlaw Nationals will feature a reunion of racers who were at the first World of Outlaws event at Devils Bowl in 1978. The reunion is being organized by Hall of Famer Shane Carson, one of the original “Outlaws.”

Last season at El Paso Speedway Park, Kinser fifth in the 30-lap main event, after lining up seventh on the grid in the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim. In time trials at the semi-banked oval, Kinser stopped the clocks 11th-fastest, which put him on the pole of the second eight-lap heat race. He took the lead at the start of the heat and paced all eight circuits to earn a spot in the dash. Kinser started ninth in the dash and gained two positions, which put him on the inside of the fourth row at the drop of the green flag in the A-Feature. Kinser made his first-career start at El Paso Speedway Park in the fall of 2012 in a 360-sprint car event.

“We had a good car at El Paso last year and with my dad winning that race, we both have some good notes to go off,” said Kinser. “We didn’t quite wrap up the West Coast races up how we were hoping last weekend, so hopefully heading back to the Midwest we can pick up some steam and string together a few good runs to build on.”

Kinser has raced in two feature events in his career at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. He finished 13th at the half-mile in 2002, after starting 13th. Kinser was eighth-fastest in time trials that night of the 32 entries. He returned to the historic track the following season and was seventh-quickest in time trials. Kinser raced his way into the dash, starting 10th in the main event, before mechanical problems ended his night early in the A-Feature.

“It sounds like it is going to be a huge event at Devil’s Bowl,” said Kinser. “There are a ton of the racers from the first Outlaws race there coming back, so it’s going to be pretty cool. There will definitely be a lot of bench racing all weekend and for those of us that weren’t around yet when that race was run it will be pretty neat to hear some of the stories. As for the racing, we'll treat the track like a place we are going to for the first time, since it's been such a long time since we've been there and a lot has changed on the cars since then.”

Kinser wrapped up the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series “Spring Break Tour” in California, last weekend. He finished 13th at Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday, April 12, battling driveline problems early in the night. At Kings Speedway on Friday, April 11, Kinser was 14th, working his way back through the field after an early race spin in the 35-lap feature.

Kinser heads to Texas 10th in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship standings. He has a trio of top-10 finishes thus far in 2014.

Kraig Kinser Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, Mesilla Valley Transportation, King Racing Products, Maxim, Aerodine Composites, Sander Engineering, Integra Shocks, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bell, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Schoenfeld Headers, Donovan Engineering, Fel-Pro, Brodix, Wilwood, Dyer’s, Barnes Systems, Ringer Gloves, Jakes Custom Golf Carts, and Ben Cook Racing Limited for their continued support.

Kraig Kinser By the Numbers: El Paso Speedway Park & Devil’s Bowl Speedway 0.375- Miles around El Paso Speedway Park 0.5- Distance around Devil’s Bowl Speedway in miles 1- Start with the World of Outlaws at El Paso 2 Career main event starts at Devil’s Bowl 3- Nights of racing in the state of Texas in 2014 for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series 10- Current position in points 13.453- Track record at El Speedway Park 647- Miles from El Paso Speedway Park in Texas, where the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races on April 15 to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas 755- Miles from Perris Auto Speedway in California where the World of Outlaws raced on April 12 to El Paso Speedway Park in Texas 1734- Points earned this season through April 12 1978- Year of first World of Outlaws event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway 2013- Year of World of Outlaws debut at El Paso Speedway Park 20,000- Dollars the winner receive at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, the largest payout for a sprint car race ever in Texas

Keep up with all the action For the latest news on Kraig Kinser, visit http://www.kraigkinser.com, and follow Kraig on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kraigkinser11k and receive live updates from the track each and every race night.

Tune in Listen live to each and every World of Outlaws event on DIRTVision.com with “The Voice of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series” Johnny Gibson on the call. Visit www.DIRTVision.com for live audio of each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event.

 

 

Tiffany Wyzard Motorsports Kicks Off 2014 In Style!”

After many months of anticipation, Tiffany and team kicked off their 2014 campaign in grand style! The team headed to the Jacksonville Speedway Friday for the Midwest Open Wheel Association Presented By Casey’s General Stores season opener, after last weekend’s event at the Lincoln Speedway was a washout.

Thirty of the best sprint cars in the Midwest signed in to do battle at Jacksonville, including 3-Time and defending series champion Jerrod Hull, as well as heavy hitters Kevin Swindell, Ian Madsen, Wayne Johnson, Brad Loyet and Cole Wood.

Tiffany drew the pole of heat three, starting next to Joey Moughan. At the drop of the green, Tiffany quickly shot to the lead and pulled away to a comfortable victory on a lightning fast Jacksonville track, leading green to checkered.

By winning her heat, Tiffany made the 6-lap trophy dash. She took the green from outside the front row and was running second to Wayne Johnson, until a late race bobble allowed Jerrod Hull to slip by for second. Tiffany crossed the stripe in third, setting her up for an inside second row starting position in the feature.

Twenty cars took the green for 25-lap feature event. As the field made it’s way through turn one, Jim Moughan spun and collected several cars, including Ben Wagoner who got upside down. This moved Kevin Swindell up to outside second row next to Tiffany for the restart. The two traded slide jobs for several laps, putting quite a show until Kevin got the best of her off turn four. Tiffany began to fade a bit, as the car was too tight for roughening racetrack. About the midpoint of the race, Cole Wood stopped on the backstretch, bringing out a caution. Tiffany restarted from the seventh position, but the race was quickly halted again, when a lapped car made contact with race leader Jerrod Hull and bounced up into a closing Kevin Swindell, who took a wild ride in turn four. Tiffany once again restarted from seventh, and had quite a battle with Korey Weyant, before Weyant found himself sitting backwards in turn three bringing out the race’s final caution. Jimmy Hurley slipped by Tiffany for seventh after Tiffany hit one of the holes and upset the car a bit. Tiffany’s car started to come in slowly in the later stages of the race, but ran out of time to run Hurley down, bringing her #5 home for an eighth place finish at the checkered flag.

We would also like to take a moment and recognize our new supporters joining us for 2014. The list includes CLS Construction, Creative Whitetail Taxidermy, Williamsville Route 66 Car & Pet Wash and Winters Performance.

A huge thank you goes out to everyone who has supported us and continues to support us! Especially our fans! We have the most loyal and supportive fans in the Midwest!

 

 

Gregg Roughed Up At Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA: Unfortunately in racing, hot streaks can come to an end at the blink of an eye, and for Andy Gregg and his Russell Motorsports team, their string of top finishes came to a halt on Saturday night as Gregg got upside down during the feature event at Placerville Speedway.

Gregg continued to show speed through the night as he got going by timing the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Auto entry in sixth fastest, with 22 cars checked into the high-banked facility.

Starting third in his heat, Gregg surged out to the lead, and cruised to the victory, solidifying himself a position in the top-eight redraw, where he pulled a five, and lined up for the 25-lape feature in the third row.

The Placerville, CA driver looked to keep his streak of top-five finishes alive, but on this night his feature event would be cut short.

Racing inside the top five, Gregg and another competitor made contact exiting turn two, and the end result was Gregg getting upside down, and ending his night.

“We defiantely had a good run going with our finishes, but this is a part of the sport,” Gregg said. “We had a really fast car, timed in well, won our heat, and got in the re draw, so we continue to be fast, but we just got the bad of the sport tonight. We will bounce back, and be ready to go again next week.”

Gregg and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Auto, Carrol Russell Bookkeeping, Arnold’s For Awards, Goodwin Trucking, Farrell Design-Build Inc., K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, GUTS, Amsoil, Wilwood, Amerikote, 101.9 The Wolf, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and HJS Consulting for their support this season.

ON TAP: Gregg will now shift gears as he hops aboard his GUTS Racing, Miller Fortune backed No. 53 machine this weekend as he heads to the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night before defending his home turf at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night against the King of the West Series.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-5

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg16x.

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White Runs Third with OCRS At Longdale Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Back in action with the OCRS Series on Saturday night, defending series champion, Harli White took to the new Longdale Speedway and put together a very strong night as she pocked a third place finish.

“It was a fun night and a great weekend for our team with the up and down start to the season we have had,” White said.

On a very dry, and slick surface early in the night, White lined her Lucas Oil/Mesilla Valley Transportation/PXP Raceway entry up on the pole of her heat race, and went on to dominate the race, earning the win, and putting her in the feature event.

As the track continued to deteriorate through the night, track position would be huge, as rubber would be a factory, and the lady racer lined her machine up in the third row for the main event.

White got off to a very strong start in the feature event, and flexed her muscle, as he was able to do what many struggled to do, and that was pass cars, and she was able to do it seemingly at will.

Getting up into the second spot as the race wound down, White wanted more. Searching around the speedway for a faster line to take the race lead, White made a bid for the lead, but she came up short, and in doing so, she slipped back to a third place finish.

“We had a really fast racecar, and I thought we had something for the leader,” she explained. “It was really slick, and as I searched around trying to take the lead, we lost a spot, but that is nothing to hang our heads about. I have to thank everyone who helps me out!’

Harli White Racing would like to thank Lucas Oil, Mesilla Valley Transportation, PXP Racewear, Simpson, Classic Seagulls UK, Eagle Motorsports, and the Shriners Hospital For Children Gavelston for their support during the 2014 season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2.

ON TAP: With Prom on Friday, Harli White will be in action with the ASCS Sooner Region at Springfield Raceway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Harli by following her on Twitter @Harliwhiteracin or by clicking over to her website, www.harliwhiteracing.com.

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Wild Race Sees Croft Score 5th at KWS Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though the result sheet says fifth, Willie Croft made it known that he will be a force to be reckoned with, as he ran the last half of the feature event with a flat right-rear tire, and slipped back to fifth at the finish line.

Setting the tone for his 2014 King of the West season early, Croft led the way in time-trials, setting him up nicely for the rest of the night aboard his Holey Smokes BBQ/Christian Stover Foundation/ButlerBuilt backed entry.

Fighting from fourth to second in heat race action, Croft qualified for the Dash by way of his qualifying time, and found himself with the four-pill putting him in the second row of the shootout.

Hoping to gain a row for the feature, Croft would hold strong in the fourth spot, putting him in the second row of the feature event.

When the race got underway, Croft was able to work his way into the second spot, by way of a battle with Kyle Hirst, though cautions slowed the early flow of the race.

The first extended green flag run of the race came following a lap-six restart, and Croft got everything he could out of his machine, as he ran the tip-top of the speedway gently bumping the wall, and using it as his cushion repeatedly.

With race leader, Tommy Tarlton, using the low side of the speedway, Croft had speed up top, and really challenged for the lead, until the complexion of the race nearly changed on the 18th lap.

With a car flipping in front of him, Croft was forced to get on the brakes hard, and as he did so he looped his Brown and Miller/FK Rod Ends/Hinchman supported No. 29, but stood on the throttle, and kept it fired as he drove away from the wreck, and kept his second spot.

The ensuing restart saw another red, and this time, the crowd sat as they saw Croft’s right-rear go flat under the stoppage, and they wondered what he would do.

While idling around the speedway, Croft did all he could to build heat in his right-rear that was completely flat, and opted to stay on the track.

The restart saw Croft get into turn one, and his flat tire caused him to bicycle, but he kept his foot in it, and slipped back to third, but the next corner saw him slide Hirst back for the second spot.

Doing a remarkable job with the flat tire, Croft slowly lost spots in the waning laps, but in the end crossed the stripe in the fifth spot, and had a bittersweet taste in his mouth following the fifth place finish.

“We had an awesome car, and really think we would have ran top three if we didn’t have the tire go down,” Croft said. “It was a blast racing Tarlton during that first green flag run we had, and I just hate that we had some bad luck. I didn’t want to pull in and lose all that track position without trying it out, and somehow it held for all those laps, we were able to escape with a fifth place finish.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, The Christian Stover

Foundation, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Shark Racing Engines, A.R.T., M.R.O. Industrial Supply, Redline Oil, Kaeding Performance, PaPa’s Beef Jerky, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, AIC Powdercoating, and GUTS for their support in 2014.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2.

ON TAP: Croft will be in action for round two of KWS action as the series takes over Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

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

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Wood Battles Mechanical Gremlins During MOWA Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (April 14, 2014) - If it wasn't for a mechanical issue each night last weekend, Cole Wood would have had a great opportunity to record two more top fives.

Instead, a rear end problem hampered his team during the Midwest Open Wheel Association races at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., on Friday and at 34 Raceway on Saturday.

Wood started the weekend on Friday by charging from ninth to a fifth-place result during his heat race at Jacksonville Speedway.

"They reworked the track and nobody would go to the top," he said. "On the first start we went from ninth to third and they called that one back. I only got two or three cars on the second start."

Wood's heat race results started him on the outside of the fifth row for the main event on the small track.

"In the feature we went from 10th to eighth and then the race car fell out of gear," he said. "We're not sure why. The car felt really good. We were working the cushion nicely."

Wood ended with a 14th-place result.

However, a similar issue reappeared during his heat race on Saturday at 34 Raceway.

"We were running the top and it once again jumped out of gear with two laps to go," he said.

Wood was unable to finish his heat race and was relegated to a B Main. He claimed the consolation race to transfer to the feature, which he started on the outside of the ninth row.

"Our car was really good up top," he said. "There were a lot of guys who were trying to slow down and run the bottom. Pretty much the whole race I was picking them off one by one. If we got to start up front I think we could have ended up with a top five."

Wood charged from 18th to a 10th-place finish, which was tied for the most cars passed in the main event.

He is slated to race at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., this Friday with the MOWA series before traveling to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for Saturday's season opener.

"We're going to run there 15 or 16 times this year," he said. "The first couple of races we'll try some things, find out what the car likes and what I like. I hope that will be one of our strong points this season."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. - Heat race: 5 (9); Feature: 14 (10).

April 12 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: DNF (2); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 10 (18).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., with MOWA series and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ColeWoodRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wood17w

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cole-Wood-Racing/246046125428603?fref=ts

APPAREL -

Wood has t-shirts and hats available at his trailer at every race. For a schedule of events, visit http://www.ColeWoodRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center at Elk Grove Ford

Located at Elk Grove Ford in Elk Grove, Calif., Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center is one of more than 650 branches of efficient vehicle servicing companies. For more information, visit http://www.ElkGroveFord.dealerconnection.com/QuickLane.

"The guys in the Quick Lane department of Elk Grove Ford are extremely helpful with the CWR team," Wood said. "For anyone who needs an oil change, tire inspection or most anything else involved in servicing a car, check out Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center at Elk Grove Ford."

Wood would also like to thank Elk Grove Ford, SpeedMart, Moss Racing Engines, Wion's Body Shop, Prime Time Customs, Weld Wheels, Sparco, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, NorCal Boxer Rescue and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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Johnson Overcomes Mechanical Issues to Post First Top Five of Season

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (April 14, 2014) - Chase Johnson scored his first top five of the season last Saturday when he raced his family car for the first time this season at Petaluma Speedway.

However, it was anything but an easy race for Johnson, who battled mechanical issues throughout the feature.

"It was definitely a confidence boost despite all the troubles we had," he said. "It was a nice, solid night."

After qualifying fifth quickest to start the night, the team made some adjustments to loosen the car prior to the heat race.

"We struggled early on to get the car free," he said. "It was just too tight. We figured it out for the heat race."

Johnson, who started on the inside of the second row, picked up a position to finish second in his heat. It locked him into the inversion redraw for the feature.

"We pulled the two in the inversion, which started us on the outside of the front row for the feature," he said.

Unfortunately, Johnson lost the brakes on his race car within the first five laps.

"I just kind of fell back from there," he said. "I was running third for the majority of the race and then we lost about half our horsepower. We broke a rocker on the motor, so that was the cause of why we lost so much horsepower. We were able to hang, but we were putting around the bottom. We couldn't make any moves or go anywhere."

Without brakes and with a struggling engine, Johnson maintained a top five for the entire race before ending with a fifth-place finish.

"It's always hard when you start in the front and go backwards," he said. "As soon as we figure out our problems, we'll be good."

The team will put the spare engine into the car for this Saturday's race at Petaluma Speedway, where Johnson will compete for his first win of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 5 (2).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shifty Illusions

Shifty Illusions is a custom paint business based in Bakersfield, Calif. Shifty Illusions specializes in helmets and goalie masks. For more information, visit http://www.ShiftyIll.com.

"I can't thank Shifty Illusions enough for giving me a great looking helmet that is a tribute to Marcus Johnson and Dale Wondergem," Johnson said. "I'm really thankful for all that he's helped us with. Shifty Illusions isn't expensive and makes everything look great. He's very talented."

Johnson would also like to thank Newman Freeman Racing, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, PitStopUSA.com, Napa Auto Parts, Flowmaster, Don's Truck Repair, VSR, Fast Lube Plus, K&N Filters, Oroville Cycle and I-Wear Graphix for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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Graves Motorsports Eyes Engine Strength Before ASCS Lone Star Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - LUBBOCK, Texas (April 14, 2014) - Graves Motorsports made a lot of progress from the first race of the season to the second.

Driver Kolt Walker anticipates that the same kind of improvement will be showcased when the team returns to the track on April 25 at Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock, Texas, and on April 26 at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, for the next two nights of racing with the ASCS Lone Star Region.

"We need to be consistent," he said. "We need to be in the top five every night. As far as what we're doing, I feel like we have a handle on it. It's just the stuff that goes wrong we need to be on top of."

The team fixed a steering issue between the first two races and is now focusing on repairing the primary engine, which is currently at the engine builder.

"We're trying to get our engine program where it needs to be," Walker said. "We've been fighting it since August of last year and we're trying some things to get it back to where it used to be."

The team used a spare engine during its second race of the season and will likely be in the same situation for the ASCS Lone Star Region doubleheader in a week and a half. With the goal set toward winning the championship, Walker said the team needs to begin peaking sooner than later.

"There's no throw-away races in there," he said. "As far as our performance, I think we were good. We just need to make the right calls at whatever track we're at. We can't really afford to experiment. Hopefully we make the right calls at the right time."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

April 25 at Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock, Texas, and April 26 at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, with the ASCS Lone Star Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KoltWalkerRacing.com

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Graves Motorsports is searching for additional partners to be able to compete for the ASCS Lone Star Region championship in 2014. For more information about supporting the team, e-mail Kolt at KoltWalker@gmail.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Briley Trucking

Based in Midland, Texas, Briley Trucking is a rig moving company that specializes in the moving of drilling rigs in Texas and Eastern New Mexico. For more information, visit http://www.BrileyTruckingLTD.com.

"Briley Trucking has really helped us out since they came on board," Walker said. "They have been a huge support to the team and we really value the partnership we have with Briley Trucking."

Graves Motorsports would also like to thank A-Rock Materials, Advantage Homes, John and Stefanie Haley, Greg and Samantha Boyle, Two Hands Down Massage Therapies King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Vortex Wings, Astro Titanium, KSE Racing Products, Day Motorsports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Factory Kahne, Wilwood Brakes, Shell Shock, Sparco, Winters Performance Products, A-Line Auto Parts, KRS Fabrications, Precision Body Works Inc. and Brown & Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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Big Game Motorsports Driver Sammy Swindell Caps California Swing With Top Five

Inside Line Promotions - PERRIS, Calif. (April 14, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports driver Sammy Swindell is leaving the West Coast for the first time since early March.

After spending the last six weeks in the west, Swindell and his Big Game Treestands team are headed to a trio of World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races in Texas this week, which begins on Tuesday at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso and culminates with the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals on Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite - site of the first-ever World of Outlaws race in 1978.

"That will definitely help," Swindell said. "Most of these tracks are pretty small out here. Everybody is so close together you never know what you are going to get. Once we get back in the Midwest we'll be on mostly bigger race tracks with more room. With the situation with the cars now, it's hard to pass. When we get on some of these wider tracks, it will give me the opportunity to outmaneuver or outdrive some guys."

Swindell capped the West Coast trip by tying his best finish of the season - fourth - last Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway for the SoCal Showdown.

"We made a call to change the gear after practice and the track picked up," he said. "We were a little off there, but it worked in our favor. It put us in the right spot and we were able to get a good start."

Swindell qualified ninth quickest, which placed the Big Game Treestands car on the outside of the front row of his heat race. Swindell took the lead on the start of the heat and cruised to the win, which locked him into the dash.

"If we could have got the right draw I think we would have had a chance of winning," said Swindell, who finished fourth in the dash after starting fifth.

The Big Game Treestands car spent the entire main event battling within the top five as Swindell waged a war with Brad Sweet for third place.

"We were right there, but it was a one-lane track," Swindell said. "We passed each other on starts a few times. He was in the right place at the end once it took rubber. I could push him, but there wasn't an opportunity to pass."

The track began to take rubber just beyond the midpoint of the race and Swindell held on for the fourth-place result, which marked his second top five of the season.

The weekend started on Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., with Swindell the quickest driver in hot laps.

He then qualified seventh quickest and started on the outside of the front row of his heat race.

"The guy on the inside decided to hit the brakes and the officials called me for jumping," said Swindell, who was penalized a row. "It's hard to race right behind somebody and that track is pretty round so you're always turning."

Swindell ended third in his heat race and he started the main event on the outside of the fifth row.

"The track was quite a bit different," he said. "That was the first time we've been on a track that slick this year. We made some changes to our car. We've been having some trouble with our car being too tight. We didn't get it near tight enough and then we had a stagger problem where we gained an inch and a half of stagger."

Swindell finished 15th.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 15 (10).

April 12 - Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 4 (5); Feature: 4 (4).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas, and Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals Presented by American Racing Custom Wheels with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

LIVE AUDIO -

Keep up with Big Game Motorsports via free, live audio from DIRTVision at every World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event throughout the season. Select events also include live Pay-Per-View video. For more information, click http://www.DIRTVision.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Big_Game_TS

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

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2013.

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TRAIL CAMERAS -

Big Game Treestands® offers a variety of trail camera options that are user-friendly with exceptional imaging as well as a 120 degree pivoting head. New and improved cameras include the Jag, Mantis II, Frenzy, Storm II, Black Widow and Quick Shot. To learn more about or to purchase a trail camera, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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Bergman to Tackle West Siloam Speedway, Springfield Raceway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 14, 2014) - Seth Bergman is looking forward to a pair of ASCS Sooner Region races this weekend.

Bergman will make his debut at West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., this Friday before heading to Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo., for a race that is co-sanctioned with the ASCS Warrior Region.

Although Friday will be his first time at West Siloam Speedway, Bergman won a B Main and charged to a seventh-place finish at Springfield Raceway last season during his inaugural visit.

"I'm excited to compete at West Siloam Speedway for the first time and to return to Springfield Raceway," he said. "Hopefully we can have a couple of good runs and race for two wins."

Bergman is coming off a frustrating performance at I-30 Speedway last Saturday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It wasn't a great night," he said. "I just wasn't stellar all night."

Bergman survived a tire issue and finished where he started - third - in his heat race.

"I had a flat right rear in the heat race," he said. "It was a problem with one of the bleeders. I ran on three pounds of air the whole race."

That sent him to a B Main, which he placed second in to transfer to the back of the main event.

"I wasn't good enough to go driving by those guys in the main event to get in the top 10," he said. "It was just one of those nights you don't like having. We'll just forget about it and move on to this weekend."

Bergman ended with a 16th-place result.

"Looking back on it now you say to yourself this is what I would have done, but hindsight is always perfect," he said. "We weren't far off. I just think a few changes would have given me the opportunity to pass more cars."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (3); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 16 (19).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., and Saturday at Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo., with the ASCS Sooner Region

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

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 - ASI Racing Engines

Based in Grand Prairie, Texas, ASI Racing Engines manufactures competitive engines within the motor sports industry. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/ASI-Racing-Engines/522109767852656.

"They've built a lot of 305 engines and we're trying to get the 360s more popular," Bergman said. "The second day ever in our hot-lap session we were the quickest overall of the 42 cars. That's a testament to how it runs. I'm a believer in ASI Racing Engines."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Print Place, SpeedMart, Young Tools and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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Price-Miller Overcomes Adversity at Kokomo Grand Prix

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kicking the 2014 USAC National Dirt Midget season off over the weekend, Parker Price-Miller joined the fun as the series invaded the always exciting Kokomo Speedway for two nights of action, though all did not go as hoped for Price-Miller.

“It was a wild weekend that threw all sorts of curves at us,” Price-Miller said. “In the end we were able to overcome a little adversity, and have some fun.”

The action heated up on Friday night, and Price-Miller timed in 11th, before he lost an engine in his heat race forcing his team to roll their sleeves up.

Getting a new engine in his machine, the team could not get the car to fire after numerous attempts, and making adjustments.

Missing the B, Price-Miler’s teammate, Brady Bacon, gave up his seat for the feature, and Price-Miller hopped in his machine, and tagged the back of the feature event.

On a very well prepared track, Price-Miller had his work cut out for him, as he fought his way through traffic, racing three-wide at times.

When the action packed feature event came to a close, Price-Miller took the checkered flag in the 13th spot.

Spending Saturday getting his machine in order, the team was able to finally get the No.9P fired, and they were in business for Saturday night.

Timing his Toyota/TRD/Indy Race Parts backed entry in 17th fastest, Price-Miller lined up second in his heat, and finished fourth, putting him in the feature event, where he would line up 16th.

The start of the race was a little rough for him, as he slipped back to the 22nd spot at one time.

Just like he did the night before, Price-Miller got his elbows up, and went to work as he again had a long way to go to get to the front, but he took advantage of some things falling his way, and he closed his weekend out with a ninth place finish.

“I can’t thank everyone involved for making this all possible,” he said. “Nobody ever quit, and everyone worked so hard, it was really great to be a part of.”

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-10, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-4.

ON TAP: Price-Miller will be in action this weekend, he is just unsure of where he will be at this time.

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

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Kaeding Captures Pair Of Outlaw Top-10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- With his California trip winding down, Tim Kaeding pocketed a pair of Top-10 finishes with the World of Outlaws, as the series now heads to Texas.

Taking to the Kings Speedway on Friday in Hanford, CA and the Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday in Lake Perris, CA, TK looked to close out the tour of his native California with a bang.

Lining up in the seventh row of the feature event after just narrowly missing the heat race inversion, the San Jose, CA driver was on the gas in the 35-lap main event.

Moving up inside the Top-10 early, Kaeding fell victim to a crash with the leaders, and the result was a collapsed nose wing, but he refused to give up track position, and continued on.

While most would have struggled, TK had his elbows up as he battled with his teammate, Kyle Hirst, and Paul McMahan, as the trio jockeyed position for much fo the race.

The end result was Kaeding crossing the stripe in the fourth spot, right on Paul McMahan’s bumper.

Heading south to put a period on the California swing, TK timed his machine in 11th fastest, putting him on the front row of his heat race, which he won, and earned a spot in the Dash.

Lining his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle machine up in the sixth spot for the Dash, TK would finish there, and line up for the feature in the third row.

On a deteriorating track, Kaeding would search for grip, as he battled with Paul McMahan for the second consecutive night, until Donny Schatz threw his name into the fight for fifth.

In the waning laps, the track began taking rubber, and TK was forced to get in line in the seventh spot, and head East with a seventh place finish.

“It was a tough stretch in California at times,” TK said. “It is really nice to close it out with a couple of Top-10 finishes, and hopefully we can get to Texas and get this thing to victory lane.”

Tim and his Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2014.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-10.

ON TAP: TK and his team will now head to Texas as they hit the El Paso Speedway Park on Tuesday night, before a couple of nights at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday and Saturday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com. You can also follow Tim on Twitter by following @tkaedingracing.

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SALDANA AND MOTTER TEAM HOPE TO CARRY CALIFORNIA MOMENTUM INTO TEXAS

EL PASO, Texas (April 14, 2014) – The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M team hopes to keep their California momentum rolling into Texas when the World of Outlaws series makes its next stop at El Paso Speedway Park Tuesday, April 15.

In the final California Spring Break weekend, Saldana set quick time twice, was second at Hanford and won in Perris.

“Our team has worked really hard and it felt good to have it all come together at Perris,” said Saldana. “Everybody on this circuit has good equipment and all the drivers are excellent. When you can come out on top of the leader board then it’s a great accomplishment.

“Our Speedway Engines have been super good and quick, but I have to give a tip of the helmet to Davey (Whitworth, crew chief), Sean (Strausbaugh), and Tommy (Waseleski) for working tirelessly and continuing to be optimistic.”

Saldana currently sits in fourth place in Outlaws point standings, 39 points out of the lead. So far this season the Motter team has accrued eight Top 5 and 11 Top 10 finishes. In 14 races, the Brownsburg Bullet has notched seven quick times.

This is the second time the World of Outlaws has competed on the semi-banked, 3/8-mile El Paso Speedway Park oval. Last year Saldana finished sixth.

Following Tuesday’s El Paso event the Outlaws series returns to its roots going back to its birthplace at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, April 18-19.

 

Rough Night For Cox In Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Bolting in the 410ci power plant, and heading south Justyn Cox had a night filled with struggles while taking on the King of the West Series Saturday night in Tulare, CA.

“It was really a frustrating night,” Cox said. “Harley and Fez worked all night to get us going in the right direction, but we couldn’t seem to make anything work to get grip on the slick surface.”

Timing in 18th fastest, Cox missed the inversion, and lined up fifth in his heat race, where he would finish, and was forced to go through the B Main, for a final shot at transferring to the feature.

Lining up fourth in the B, Cox was able to get to the third spot, where he finished, and transferred to the 30-lap Main Event, though he was buried in the 10th row.

With the track continuing to slick off, Cox was poised to turn in a nice run from the back, but couldn’t seem to find grip like some others could.

Search around the speedway for moisture, Cox picked up a few positions, and ended his night with a 14th place finish.

“I really can’t put my finger on why we struggled,” he said. “It was not for a lack of effort, that is for sure. I have always been pretty good on the slick stuff, and tonight was just a very long night, but I have to thank Harley and Fez for their hard work.”

The Van Dyke Motorsports team would like to thank Lucas Oil, K&N Products, JRI Shocks, NAAKE Suspension Rodgers Racing Engines, FSR Radiators, for their support during the year.

Justyn Cox would like to thank Capitol Casino, JRD Endeavors, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, Worton Designs, Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet, and College Cyclery for their support during the 2014 season.

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

ON TAP: Cox will return to action aboard the Van Dyke No. 5H on April 26th, in Petaluma, CA for the second Civil War Series Event!

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Allard’s Night Comes To Early End

PETERSEN MEDIA- Jonathan Allard and his Tri-C Motorsports team had a nice night going during the 2014 King of the West Season opener on Saturday night, but mechanical gremlins surfaced while lining up for the feature event, and Allard could only take the green flag, and pull off the track.

The night got off to a very promising start for the former series champion as he timed his Tri-C Machine/NAAKE Suspension/JRI Shocks entry in fourth fastest during time trial qualifications.

Starting in the second row of his heat race, JA, got quite the jump as he took over the second spot, and chased after leader, Shane Golobic. Though he could not get to Golobic, Allard, settled for second, and transferred to both the feature event, and the Dash.

Lining up seventh in the Dash, Allard improved his feature event starting spot an entire row, as his fifth place finish put his Red Line Oil/K&N Filters/ButlerBuilt entry in the third row for the 30-lap main event.

Making his way to the speedway for the feature, Allard noticed something go south under the hood of his entry, and pulled off the speedway, forefitting his starting position.

With the problem not being a quick fix, Allard returned to the speedway to take the green flag, and then pulled in, putting a very disappointing end on what was a competitive night.

“We had a pretty good night going, up until the feature,” Allard said. “We were getting better each time on the track, and the feature was going to be fun with how slick it was, but we were not able to run it.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1.

ON TAP: Allard and his team will head to the Ocean Speedway on Friday night to compete with the Taco Bravo Sprints in what will be their season opener prior to invading Placerville Speedway on Saturday night with the KWS.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.com, or follow JA on twitter @Allard0.

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Statler Rebounds For Ninth Place Finish

PETERSEN MEDIA- In the midst of a very strong run during the King of the West opener on Saturday night, Jason Statler spun to avoid of a wrecked car while running in the fourth spot, and was able to march his way back up to a ninth place finish.

“We have had some pretty good speed to start the year, and were happy with some things that we learned running with the Outlaws, and then we just found ourselves in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Statler said.

With 31 cars on hand for the long awaited KWS season opener, ‘The Big Guy” timed his DF Rios/Amerikote/Riley Collins Auto Body No. 00 entry in 15th fastest, putting him on the front row of his heat.

With heat winners going to the ultra important Dash, Statler got the win, and earned the Dash berth, where he found himself lining his SCI/Kaeding Performance/Yak Graphics entry up in the sixth spot, before he finished in the seventh position.

The 30-lap feature event saw Grass Valley, CA’s own line up in the fourth row, and when the race got underway, he was able to pick up a few spots, as the opening laps were slowed with countless caution flags.

Action finally heated up following a lap-six restart, and Statler was on the move as he moved into the fourth spot, and began chasing after Kyle Hirst and Willie Croft who were ahead of him, and in shouting distance.

Bad luck bit Statler on the 18th lap, as he got on the binders hard to avoid a crashed car, and doing so, he spun his machine out, and was forced to restart from the tail end of the field.

With 12 laps remaining, Statler remained cool, calm, and collected as he navigated around the extremely slick surface, as he clawed his way back into the Top-10, and ultimately the ninth spot at the line.

“We really had a good car in the feature event,” Statler said. “Mark and the guys have worked so hard to get us going in the right direction, and even though we didn’t finish where we wanted, we have some positive to take with us next weekend.”

Friday night saw Statler and his team take on the World of Outlaws for one final time this Spring, as they took to the dirt at Kings Speedway in Hanford, CA and finished in the 19th spot.

Jason Statler would like to thank DF Rios Motorsports, Amerikote, Riley Collins Auto Body, SCI, Kaeding Performance, Yak Graphics, Factory Kahne Shocks, Ultra Shield, Rod End Supply, Santomauro, Stephanie’s Custom Interior, and Nevada City Auto Service for their continued support.

ON TAP: Jason and his team will now head to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the second rough of KWS action.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-5, Wins-0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-2

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Jason by following @StatlerRacing on twitter.

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Hirst Hangs On For Second at Thunder Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Sending the World of Outlaws back east with a sixth place finish at the Kings Speedway on Friday night, Kyle Hirst kicked off his King of the West title defense on Saturday night at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA with a second place finish.

“All in all it was a really strong weekend for the 83JR team,” Hirst said. “We would have loved to win at least one of the shows, but we will definitely build off of this weekend and move forward.”

Saturday night saw the Chico, CA resident time his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle entry in second fastest, putting him in the second row of his heat race.

Jumping into the second spot, Hirst would chase after Tommy Tarlton, and come up shot, settling for second, but his qualifying time made him eligible for the Dash, and Lady Luck would have him pull the one-pill.

Starting on the pole of the Dash, Hirst jumped on the throttle as he grabbed the early lead, and never looked back, winning the Dash, and earning the right to start on the pole of the feature event.

Though the early portion of the race was marred by cautions, Hirst was unable to get the jump he was looking for as he slipped back to the third spot, as he battled with Willie Croft as he also chased after early leader, Tommy Tarlton.

A mid-race red following the race’s first long green flag run, put Hirst in position to make a bid at the leaders, and with Croft’s right-rear tire going down, he was able to take advantage of it, and move into the second spot, on the 20th lap.

On the extremely slick track, Hirst used finesse as he chased after Tarlton, and though he came up a bit short, he was still pleased with the second place effort.

“We had our ups and downs with the World of Outlaws all month, and to run well with them last night, and come out tonight and finish second, we are all pleased,” Hirst said. “We are all excited for this King of the West season, and with some big things like a handful of TV races, it really is going to be a fun year.”

Friday night, Hirst was in action with the World of Outlaws for one final time before they return this Fall, and after timing in eighth fastest, Hirst picked up a heat race win, putting him in the Dash, where he finished fourth, putting him in the second row of the feature event.

Hooking up in a very entertaining battle with his teammate, Tim Kaeding, Paul McMahan, and Donny Schatz during the feature, the King of California held his own with some of the sports best, and tallied a sixth place finish.

“The two nights we ran well with the Outlaws we timed in well, and took care of business in our heat, and put ourselves in the right positions,” Hirst said. “They are the best in the world, so to run well with them is a great feeling, and hopefully we can take some of what we learned and help ourselves out all year with KWS. I have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for letting us run with them all month, and now hopefully we can focus on getting the Roth’s another KWS title.”

Kyle and his Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2013.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team will be in action on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway before heading to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for round two of KWS action.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Kyle by following him on Twitter, @kylehirstracing, or by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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Sanders Stout In First Placerville Win

PETERSEN MEDIA: Over the last few seasons, Justin Sanders has been close to picking up a win at the Placerville Speedway but had fell short numerous times. That all changed on Saturday night when the Prunedale, CA driver dominated the 25-lap feature event to claim his first win at the tight bullring.

With 22-cars on hand in front of another packed house, Sanders timed his Rudy Warrington entry in second fastest, putting him in the second row of his heat race.

Scoring a third place finish in heat race action, Sander was eligible for the redraw, and as fate would have it, he would pull the one-pill, putting him on the front row of the 25-lap affair alongside many time Placerville feature event winner, Greg DeCaires.

Poised and primed to pick up that elusive first victory, Sanders was hard on the throttle when the green lights flashed, as he jumped into the early lead, with DeCaires hot on his tail.

As laps clicked off and Sanders approached lapped traffic on a handful of occasions, the yellow would fly, and though he would have to restart with DeCaires hot on his tail, he had clean track ahead of him.

When the checkered flag waived, it was Sanders picking up that first feature event, as he was very excited as he saluted the crowd in victory lane.

“I can’t thank Rudy and Bev Warrington enough for sticking with me,” Sanders said. “We got off to a tough start to the year, but to finally pick up a win here is pretty special, and hopefully we can start clicking them off now.”

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

ON TAP: Sanders will be in action on Friday night for the opening event with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo at the Ocean Speedway aboard his owned Sanders Racing entry.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-6, Wins-1, Top-5’s-2, Top-10’s-3

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

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Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo set to open the 2014 season this Friday April 18 at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – April 14, 2014…After a long off-season of work & preparation the time has finally come for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo to kick-off the 2014 campaign at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, California this Friday night April 18. In total there are 15 rounds of competition scheduled for the Winged 360’s at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds based facility this season. The upcoming year will mark the eighth season for the Ocean 360 Sprint Cars & the fifth held with the partnership of Dennis Wuolett and local San Jose area business Taco Bravo. Last year saw Stockton’s Brad Furr join the list of past Ocean Sprints champions that includes Campbell’s Brent Kaeding, Easton’s Tommy Tarlton, Salinas’ Ronnie Day and Fremont’s Shane Golobic. “We’re really excited to have Dennis Wuolett & Taco Bravo back on board with the Ocean Sprints in 2014,” said John Prentice of Prentice Motorsports Group. “It should be a strong season and it all gets underway this Friday night. Last year there was lots of parody and it was really competitive, so we definitely look for more of the same this season. It’s amazing to think this will already be the eighth year for the Ocean Sprints after we started it all back in 2007 with Rick Wright. We’ve definitely been blessed with some great partners over the years so we can’t thank everyone enough for their support.” Last year’s Ocean Sprints campaign saw 10 different winners throughout the season, including champion Brad Furr, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding & Prunedale’s Justin Sanders, who led the way with three victories apiece. Other winners included Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, Shane Golobic, Brent Kaeding, Tommy Tarlton, Sacramento’s Kyle Hirst, Rutherford’s Rico Abreu & Hanford’s DJ Netto. Furr this season will be gunning for his second consecutive Ocean Sprints title and looking to join Brent Kaeding & Tarlton as one of only three drivers to win the championship on multiple occasions. In addition to his three wins last season the veteran competitor scooped up 10 top-five finishes and finished outside of the top-10 only twice all year. The wheel-man of the Price Right Restaurant Equipment No. 2 machine also led the way with five fast time efforts throughout the course of the campaign. Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson had one of the best years of his Sprint Car career last season & brought home a runner up finish in the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo standings. The veteran driver earned 10 top-10 finishes and seven top-five’s, including an impressive five podiums. Nelson this season will be looking to break his way into victory lane aboard the Taco Bravo Racing No. 72 Sprinter. Rounding out the top-five in points last season and also looking to start the season off strong on Friday will include Salinas’ Jeremy Chisum, Fresno’s Koen Shaw and San Jose’s Ryan Rusconi. Local hot shoe Justin Sanders is a favorite to contend for his first Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo championship, as he returns to full-time action once again at the track. The youngster is known as one of the top rising talents in California and is never shy with the loud pedal, but will look for the consistency this season to help bring home the title. Sanders’ three wins last year with the Ocean Sprints came on May 3, August 16 and October 4. Other past champs set to join the field on Friday and looking to get the season started off with a bang will include Tommy Tarlton and Shane Golobic. For Tarlton it will be his first time back at the track since suffering the heartbreak of all heartbreak’s at the Johnny Key Classic last August, where he looked to be on way to victory, until a final corner excursion relegated him to a third place finish. The pilot of the Tarlton & Son Inc. No. 21 however, is always tough when he signs in at the Ocean Speedway and will be one of the favorites on Friday night. Golobic last season ran part-time at Ocean Speedway and picked up a victory on May 17 at the track aboard the Keith Day Trucking No. 22 mount. This season the 2012 Taco Bravo champ will be back on a regular basis looking to put himself into title contention once again. Golobic last year had a very strong and consistent campaign that was highlighted by his first career World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win at the Antioch Speedway in April. Chico’s Jonathan Allard is also expected to make his first ever attempt at the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo title this season aboard the Tri-C Manufacturing No. 3c Sprinter. The three-time King of the West presented by WFO Apparel champion is gunning for the California Triple Crown this season, which includes KWS, Civil War and the Ocean Sprints. Allard has been one of the top drivers in the Golden State for many years and will be a strong contender each & every week. Other possibilities to be on hand at this Friday’s opener will include reigning Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo Rookie of the Year Nick Foster Jr. of San Jose, Lemoore’s Carson Macedo, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto & Collin Markle, Salinas’ Jason Chisum, San Francisco’s Nick Rescino Jr., Pleasanton’s Nathan Washam, Morgan Hill’s Nick & Nicholas Ringo, Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, Hollister’s Tomas Bray-Scully, Fresno’s Kyler Shaw, Riverdale’s Landon Hurst, Laton’s Heath Duinkerken and more. A highlight of the 2014 schedule for the Ocean Sprints is of course the grand-daddy of them all at Ocean Speedway, the 54th “Johnny Key Classic” on Saturday August 23. Something adding even more excitement about the coming season’s version is the fact it will be a “Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster vs. Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo” event for the first time.

The Key Classic will utilize the same format it has in past years; however, there will be two Qualifying Nights held at Ocean Speedway, as well as two Qualifying Nights held outside of the track. The two Qualifying Shows at Ocean Speedway will be Friday July 25 & Friday August 15. The other two Qualifying Shows will take place in Civil War events on July 5 at Petaluma Speedway & on August 9 during the annual “Mark Forni Classic” at Placerville Speedway.

The A-main winners during each of those four events will be locked into the 54th “Johnny Key Classic” on Saturday August 23. This year the highest point earner not locked into the race in both the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster and the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will also be locked into the Dash, which pits all of the locked-in drivers against each other to set the first three rows of the main event.

The front gate at the Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night with hot laps at 5:15pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. All seating will be general admission with adult tickets costing $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $15 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. Ocean Speedway & the Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Nobel Construction, Ray Scheidt's Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West and Kaeding Performance for their support. For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto http://www.oceansprints.com and for more on the Ocean Speedway check out http://www.oceanspeedway.com

 

 

Tommy Tarlton Dominates King of the West Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- Opting to try his hand at the California Triple Crown in 2014, Tommy Tarlton kicked the King of the West leg of it off in style as the Easton, CA driver dominated the 30-lap feature event.

With 31 cars on hand for the highly competitive series opener, Tarlton got off to a slower start as he timed in 14th fastest, but he did what he had to do, and won his heat race, putting the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son/Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino entry in the night’s Dash.

Pulling the three-pill for the Dash, Tarlton lined up in the second row, behind Kyle Hirst, and when the race went green, Tarlton followed Hirst as he jumped into the second spot, where he would finish, putting his Pabco Gypsum/Bandy and Associates/All Star Performance entry on the front row for the feature event.

Though the feature got off to a very slow start, Tarlton got the initial jump, and continued to get the jump on the restarts, as the first six-laps were plagued with cautions.

The first long green flag run of the night saw Tarlton get out to a lead, but he had Willie Croft hot on his tail, making for a very exciting battle as the leaders got traffic.

A lap 18 red saw another red on the restart, and when action finally resumed, Tarlton flexed his muscle over the final 12-laps, as he cruised to the very popular victory with MavTV cameras rolling, making it an even bigger win.

“We have set some big goals for ourselves this year, and this is a great way to start it,” Tarlton said. “I can’t thank Paul Baines, my dad, and all of our sponsors enough for letting me get out and do this, and giving me great equipment. It feels awesome to win, and pretty cool to do it for a race that will be on National TV in a few weeks.

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2014 season.

ON TAP: Tarlton will return to action on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA as he will kick off the Taco Bravo Sprints portion of the Triple Crown before hitting the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night with the KWS.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-3, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tommy by visiting www.tommytarlton.com, follow @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or become a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/21.

 

One Week and Counting; F.A.S.T. Action Begins Friday, April 18th! F.A.S.T. Points Tallied for Both ‘410’ and ‘305’ Sprints During Opening Weekend

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241

Fremont, OH (April 12th, 2014) – The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) Championship Series presented by K S Sales & Service, and the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, are one week away from launching their 2014 campaigns. Ohio’s finest ‘410’ and ‘305’ sprint car drivers and teams will begin their new F.A.S.T. journey next Friday, April 18th; initiating a long and exciting summer in northwestern Ohio.

The opening F.A.S.T. weekend will include both ‘410’ and ‘305’ Championship Series competition. F.A.S.T. points will be tallied at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday, April 18th; followed by the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, April 19th. This year’s F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series ‘champion’ will earn a $10,000 top prize; with the 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series titlist earning a $2,000 pay day. Craig Mintz (410) and Nate Dussel (305) are the defending F.A.S.T. champions.

“We are ready to get the season started” explained Rich Farmer; F.A.S.T. Series promoter, “We have a lot of great people behind this program in 2014…hopefully everything goes smoothly and we can get things rolling in the right direction right from the start…I’d like to take the time to welcome Buffalo Wild Wings to our growing list of F.A.S.T. point fund supporters…the entire F.A.S.T. staff is very grateful to have them on board for the new year.”

Fremont, Ohio’s very own Buffalo Wild Wings is the newest supporter to join the F.A.S.T. family for 2014. The national chicken wing chain, notorious for its ‘beer, wings and sports,’ will join a very long list of other Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series supporters for the upcoming season. The overwhelming support from dozens of point fund supporters and contingency sponsors, like Buffalo Wild Wings, makes this series possible. With that continuing support, the F.A.S.T. program will continue their effort in ‘rewarding local racers’ who spend their weekends at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

“This series continues to grow and that is really exciting...we can’t wait to get started next weekend” said Rich Farmer, “Hopefully the weather cooperates so there’s no hesitation from drivers or fans…we want everything to go as planned…I just want to thank everyone involved again…without all of the support we have received, this series would not be possible.”

Action for the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by K S Sales & Service will continue next Friday and Saturday, April 25th & 26th at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. The F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series schedule will not continue until Friday and Saturday, May 16th and 17th.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by K S Sales & Service, or the 2014 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at; www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com. Be sure to like us on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt or follow @FASTseries on Twitter.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS 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, JD Automotive, Engine Pro, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Synder’s Floor Covering, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors:

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Hoosier Racing Tires, J&J Auto Racing and Golden Graphics & Design

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY TAKING EASTER WEEKEND OFF!

(Perris, CA, April 14, 2014) There is no racing at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday, April 19th. The track is taking the weekend off so fans, racers and officials can spend the Easter weekend with family and friends. Action will return to the famous Riverside County racing facility on April 26th with Night of Destruction #2 featuring Figure 8 races, Figure 8 Trailer races, wild Democross and Spectator racing. The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, Young Gun Sprints and the California Lightning Sprint Cars will be back at the track on May 3rd. The Amsoil Oiltwns.com PASSCAR Series returns on May 17th.

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

Camping for all events at The PAS is available for $25.00 per night. The campground will open at noon on Friday. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, McMahon’s RV, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Prolong Super Lubricants, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Showtime Motorsports, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

To keep up with all of the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, sign up at The PAS Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: http://twitter.com/perrisautospdwy.

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: http://twitter.com/perrisautospdwy.

Video and DVD productions of all racing events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the web site http://www.loudpedalvideo.com/

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

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

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: TICKETS FOR 2014 SPECIAL EVENTS NOW AVAILABLE

Ohsweken, Ontario – April 14, 2014 – The renewal period has ended, and tickets for Ohsweken Speedway’s 2014 special events – including the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals, World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown, and 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals – are available for sale to the general public beginning at 9:00am today.

SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS Events with reserved seating at Ohsweken in 2014 include the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 29, and the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Purchase a Saturday CSCN ticket before Friday August 1st, 2014 and receive a Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals ticket FREE! (Please note all tickets for the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals are general admission.)

Ticket orders can be made 24/7 online at http://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com, or by phone 9:00am through 9:00pm, Monday to Saturday at 519 717-0023. Please leave a detailed message if your call goes to the answering machine, and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Any questions regarding ticket sales can be directed to Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

SEASON GRANDSTAND PASSES, PIT MEMBERSHIPS, & SEASON PIT PASSES Season passes and memberships are also on sale. Fans again have the option of paying just $25 extra to reserve a seat anywhere in the grandstands for all 16 regular Friday night racing events.

New for 2014 – Grandstand season pass holders will be able to purchase pit passes at the membership rate of $20 on regular race nights.

Racers can take advantage of additional savings by purchasing their Pit Membership or Season Pit Pass on or before May 9, 2014.

Methods of payment for all tickets, passes, and memberships include cash, debit, Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. Please contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com or by phone at 519 717-0023 for more information.

Ohsweken Speedway’s 19th season of racing begins on Friday, May 16 with 2014 Opening Night, including 25 lap features for the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, and Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, 20 lap features for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and a 15 lap feature for the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

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 Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY 2014 SPECIAL EVENT TICKET PRICING

Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals – Monday, July 28, 2014 Adult (18-65) Reserved – $25.00 Youth (13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved – $15.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $5.00

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Six Nations Showdown” – Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved – $40.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved – $15.00

Night Before The Nationals – Friday, September 12, 2014 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $12.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – Free *Purchase a Saturday CSCN ticket before Friday August 1st, 2014 and receive a Night Before the Nationals ticket FREE!*

10th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Presented by Arrow Express – Saturday, September 13, 2014 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+)Reserved (top 6 rows, all of Section F & G) – $40.00 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission – $25.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved (top 6 rows, all of Section F & G) – $ 5.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission – Free *Purchase a Saturday CSCN ticket before Friday August 1st, 2014 and receive a Night Before the Nationals ticket FREE!*

2014 SEASON PASSES AND MEMBERSHIPS

RESERVED GRANDSTAND PASS Adult (18-65) – $175 Senior (65+)/Youth (13-17) – $150 *A seat of your choosing will be marked with a name tag, so you can arrive whenever is convenient for you.* **Valid from May 16 through September 5. Not valid for July 28 and July 29, or September 12 and September 13.** ***New for 2014 – Grandstand season pass holders will be able to purchase pit passes at the membership rate of $20 on regular race nights.***

GENERAL ADMISSION GRANDSTAND PASS Adult (18-65) – $150 Senior (65+) /Youth (13-17) – $125 *Valid from May 16 through September 5. Not valid for July 28 and July 29, or September 12 and September 13.* **New for 2014 – Grandstand season pass holders will be able to purchase pit passes at the membership rate of $20 on regular race nights.**

PIT MEMBERSHIP Until May 9, 2014 – $50 After May 9, 2014 – $75 *Entitles pass holder to enter pits at the 2014 Ohsweken Member Rate* **Valid from May 16 through September 5. Not valid for practice nights.**

SEASON PIT PASS Until May 9, 2014 – $300 After May 9, 2014 – $325 *Includes 2014 Pit Membership. Valid from May 16 through September 5. Not valid for practice nights.*

 

 

Bruce Jr. Rebounds to Secure Sixth Top-10 Finish in Last Seven Races

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 13, 2014) - After a tough draw put Tony Bruce Jr. behind from the start last Saturday at I-30 Speedway, he rebounded to post his sixth top-10 finish in the last seven races.

Competing with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at the quarter-mile track, Bruce Jr. opened the night by starting on the outside of the third row in his heat race.

"The way the track is now, the top is a lot harder to run than it has been," he said. "The heat races were one lane on the bottom. We just had to take what we could get."

Bruce Jr. advanced one position to place fifth, which relegated him to a B Main. He started on the outside of the second row of the 12-lap consolation race, which transferred the top three to the main event.

"At the beginning I felt like we were a lot faster than those guys on the bottom," he said. "I knew we had a faster car than those guys. I just had to wait a few laps for things to open up."

Bruce Jr. made the top groove work as he powered into the lead and drove away to the B Main victory, which lined him up on the outside of the ninth row for the feature.

"The track was super slick again," he said. "A lot of the guys that started up front never got off the bottom. We knew starting so far back we'd have to move around and try some things."

With the bottom lane clogged, Bruce Jr. worked the outside lane and even went through the middle en route to a 10th-place finish.

"I wish we would have passed a few more cars in the A Main, but it was a solid run to get up to the top 10," he said. "I was up out of the groove and trying to make something happen."

He remains second in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings - only 11 points out of the lead.

Bruce Jr. will make his 410ci debut this weekend during the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series return to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Friday and Saturday for the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

"I actually feel like we have a good shot at being competitive even though we don't run a lot of 410 stuff," said Bruce Jr., who picked up his lone victory of the season at Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21. "Not only the tradition part of it, but the aspect that we have a good shot at being competitive to even run up front is something that excites me about next weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 1 (4); Feature: 10 (18).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals Presented by American Racing Custom Wheels with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

Click on the link for a video by Thriller Productions that highlights Bruce Jr.'s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21: http://vimeo.com/89899519

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lubbock Wrecker Service

With locations in Lubbock and Synder, Texas, Lubbock Wrecker Service has more than 50 years of combined experience providing heavy duty, medium duty and light vehicle towing. For more information, visit http://www.LubbockWrecker.com.

"It's an honor to be associated with Scott Brown and Lubbock Wrecker Service," Bruce Jr. said. "They have been involved with racing for a long time and we are fortunate to have them on our team for the 2014 season."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Wheeler Metals, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape and Pressure Tek for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Starks Charges to First Top Five in Pennsylvania at Susquehanna Debut

Inside Line Promotions - NEWBERRYTOWN, Pa. (April 13, 2014) - Trey Starks is quickly infiltrating the famed Pennsylvania Posse.

Starks recorded a top 10 for the third straight weekend that he has been competing in Central Pennsylvania and he capped this weekend with his first career top-five result in 'The Keystone State.'

"I know we've got really good equipment and the guys out here helping are phenomenal," he said. "They all know what the tracks are like and what they are doing. If I can stay on my game, the car is giving me a great opportunity. I've been able to capitalize on it."

After Friday's race at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., was rained out for the second straight week, Starks opened last weekend on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

"We just struggled all night," he said. "We went to a different car. A couple of combinations we had in the car just really didn't work."

Starks finished where he started - ninth - in his heat race, which lined him up eighth in a B Main. Starks advanced to capture the sixth-and-final transfer in the consolation to start him last in the main event.

"We put the car basically upside down for the main," he said. "We kinda got it to work, but it was such a slick track it was hard to pick up spots. We were just behind the car all night."

Starks rallied from 24th to place 15th.

On Sunday, the team headed to Susquehanna Speedway Park for Starks' debut at the track.

"We were just really good in the heat," he said. "We could pretty much pass wherever we wanted on the race track. We could run guys down in turns one and two and slide them in turns three and four."

Starks charged from ninth to a fourth-place finish in his heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the main event.

"The main got a little more slick and started to take rubber in some spots," he said. "For the first part of the main we were running on the top. Then we had really good restarts. We'd pick off a car or two pretty much every restart."

Starks powered to a fourth-place finish, which was his second top five of the season and first ever in Pennsylvania.

"We were within one or two laps of getting Lance Dewease for third," he said. "Our car kept coming to us."

Starks is scheduled to race at Williams Grove Speedway this Friday and at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 12 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 6 (8); Feature: 15 (24).

April 13 - Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa. - Heat race: 4 (9); Feature: 4 (10).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has men's and women's long-sleeve shirts, t-shirts and hoodies for sale at any race he attends.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Blue Dot Fabrications

Blue Dot Fabrications is owned by Trey's uncle, Dean Starks, who fabricates various types of vehicles, including vintage cars and road race cars. Blue Dot Fabrications even built quarter midgets when Trey began racing. For more information, visit http://www.BlueDotFab.com.

"Blue Dot Fabrications is another business that has been around my family my entire life," Starks said. "My uncle, Dean, has always been around ready to fix anything that gets dinged up at the track."

Starks would also like to thank Southstar Equipment, Starks Timber Processing, SpeedMart, King Racing Products, Masco Petroleum and Emory Transmission for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Kevin Swindell Earns Sixth Top Five of Season During MOWA Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (April 13, 2014) - Kevin Swindell's unrelenting speed was showcased once again last weekend during his first 410ci events of the season with the Blazing Racing team.

Competing with the Midwest Open Wheel Association during its season-opening weekend at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., on Friday and at 34 Raceway on Saturday, Swindell nearly won his second feature and he notched his sixth top five of the season.

The action started on Friday with Swindell powering from fourth place to win his heat race at the tiny Jacksonville Speedway. He was tied for the points lead after heat races, but the six was pulled during the dash draw to start Swindell on the inside of the final row.

After placing sixth in the dash, Swindell started the main event on the outside of the third row.

"On the first start I got through a couple of them and those guys crashed," he said. "On the restart I got run off the edge of the front straightaway. I managed to sneak around the top and got back to fourth. Then I got to third pretty quick."

Swindell advanced into the runner-up position after a caution midway and then he quickly closed the gap on leader Jerrod Hull.

"I ran Jerrod down really quick," Swindell said. "It was really hard to get by a guy. If you slid him he could cross you over really quickly. I tried to fill the hole between him and a lapped car. They almost got together and I had to lift. It sucked me in enough, whipped me around and laid the car on the side."

Swindell's charge to the lead was thwarted by his crash in turns three and four during the final third of the main event. He was unable to restart the race and was credited with a 13th-place finish.

"We were a lot faster than those guys," he said. "I should have been more patient with as fast as we were. The problem was you really couldn't be patient because there was no time. When that place is hooked up I bet it's a 10-second track."

The team headed to 34 Raceway the following night and Swindell kicked things off by qualifying second quickest. That started him on the outside of the second row of his heat race, which advanced the top-two finishers to the dash.

"I got to third off the start and then I slid (Ian) Madsen for second," he said. "I kind of had to hustle the car. I caught the cushion wrong and it bounced me sideways. I did a 360 and still came out fourth."

Swindell rallied to place third in the heat race, missing the dash by only one position. He then started the main event on the inside of the fifth row.

"We thought the track would go a little more than it did," he said. "We got the car a little too tight. I couldn't maneuver enough in traffic without some wing speed. It's a good thing to learn."

Swindell drove from ninth to a fourth-place finish, which marked his sixth top five of the season.

"Our cars in the feature have been really good this season," he said. "I think we can go anywhere and if the night goes right we can win."

Swindell and the Blazing Racing team will analyze the weather this week before deciding to race on Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals Presented by American Racing Custom Wheels with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series or on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. - Heat race: 1 (4); Dash: 6 (5); Feature: 13 (6).

April 12 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 4 (9).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals Presented by American Racing Custom Wheels with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series or Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

UP NEXT -

Click on the link for highlights of Swindell's first victory of the season at 81 Speedway on March 29: http://vimeo.com/90509051

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Racing Optics

Racing Optics is the world's largest manufacturer of laminated tearoffs for auto racing helmets, motorcycle racing helmets and helmet shield protectors. For more information, visit http://www.RacingOptics.com.

"I really appreciate all of the support from everyone at Racing Optics," Swindell said.

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Arai Helmets and Todd and Susan LaHaise for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Alan Krimes Earns Lincoln Victory on April 12th; Huge Weekend Ahead for ‘Super 87’ Featuring Williams Grove and Lincoln

By Fully Injected Motorsports: ‘FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors’

Denver, PA (April 13th, 2014) - ‘Super’ Alan Krimes earned his first sprint car victory of the 2014 season this past Saturday evening, April 12th. The pilot of the Midnite Antiques, Conestoga Valley Garage, Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines, VRP Shocks, no. 87 ‘410’ sprinter picked up the win at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania; bettering twenty-eight (28) other ‘410’ sprint car entries who signed-in for action on ARCH Night. Krimes, who was a three-time Lincoln Speedway winner in 2013, earned the April 12th victory from the ninth (9th) starting position; holding off Robbie Kendall and Danny Dietrich for the $3,300 top prize. The Denver, Pennsylvania native kicked-off the evening with a fourth (4th) place finish during his respective heat race; automatically qualifying him for the 25-lap main event that he would eventually take control of.

Central Pennsylvania sprint car competition will continue for Alan Krimes next Friday and Saturday, April 18th and 19th. The ‘Super 87’ entry will make it’s usual visits to the Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway during the upcoming weekend. Although the destinations are the same, the prize money is not. Each venue will feature a ‘special’ program during the upcoming weekend; with prize monies higher than usual. Alan Krimes will kick things off at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday evening, April 18th; taking part in the Spring Classic Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial.

The Spring Classic Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway will feature a 30-lap, $6,000-to-win main event for the ‘410’ sprint cars. A time trial format will be used during the big-money program. The world-famous Mechanicsburg half-mile will attempt to end a two-week wet spell; with their last two programs being canceled due to inclement weather. Alan Krimes is certainly no stranger to victory lane during high-dollar events at Williams Grove Speedway; earning the $10,000 ‘Mitch Smith Memorial’ victory back in 2011.

Krimes will make his return to the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, April 19th. The ‘Spring Championship’ will be the featured event at the Pigeon Hills oval with a $4,000 top prize on the line for the ‘410’ sprinters. Alan Krimes hopes to use his recent Lincoln Speedway victory as a positive source of momentum, and put himself in contention for the $4,000 pay day. All together, a $10,000 possibility is on the line this weekend in Central Pennsylvania for Alan Krimes and the ‘Super 87’ team. A weekend sweep would do nothing but benefit the Denver, Pennsylvania native financially and statistically; as he continues to chase 2014 track championships at both Williams Grove and Lincoln.

The Midnite Antiques/Conestoga Valley Garage/Wayne Corini/Krimes Racing Engines/VRP Shocks ‘87’ team will be a part of all of the action each and every weekend in the heart of ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ territory. Fans can keep up with Alan Krimes during his entire 2014 season - right here at ‘FullyInjected.com Presented by Westview Motors.’ Or be sure to check out Alan Krimes’ official online home at: www.ak87racing.com

Recent Highlights: Earned first ‘410’ sprint car win of 2014 season at Lincoln Speedway (PA) on Saturday, April 12th 2014 Wins: 1

 

 

Tracy Hines Earns a Pair of Top-Five Finishes in Kokomo Grand Prix

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—April 13, 2014—Tracy Hines knew the field for the inaugural Kokomo Grand Prix at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway would be one of the largest and strongest that the Honda USAC National Midget Series and Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series would face all season and he was certainly on his game to match the added competition. The veteran driver earned a pair of top-five finishes at the quarter-mile in his home state of Indiana, coming home fourth in the finale at Kokomo, while he was fifth in the opener.

Hines started fourth in the 40-lap main event on the second night, April 12, and finished in that same position aboard the Parker Machinery/Powered by Toyota Spike. The race was slowed by six yellow flags and one red flag period. Hines ran as high as third at a couple different junctures of the race, before crossing the line fourth to earn his second straight top-five finish to open the Honda USAC National Midget Series Dirt Championship.

“All in all, it was a good weekend for us,” said Hines. “We were a little off on Saturday night, but were able to run among the top-five. The track was fast and heavy during the heats, so to come from sixth to third to earn the transfer was an accomplishment in itself. For the first pair of outdoor midget races on the dirt this year, we were pretty close and know a few things now to work on for the next race.”

The native of New Castle, Ind., stopped the clocks fourth-fastest of the 45 drivers that took qualifying laps on Saturday night. He charged from the outside of the third row to finish third in the fourth heat race, punching his ticket to the 40-lap main event.

In the opener on Friday, April 11, Hines took to the grid 11th for the A-Feature. He fell back a couple spots in the early going, which saw two caution flags in the first three laps. By lap-10, Hines had moved into the top-10. He ran eighth for a large part of the second half race, before a couple of strong late race restarts propelled him to fifth at the checkered flag.

“We had a good car on Friday night,” said Hines. “We just needed a little bit side-bite and that’s what we worked on for Saturday night. It’s good having two nights at the same track and you can try a few things and always learn something that helps on the second night.”

Hines timed in 16th-fastest of the 46 entries on the first night of the Kokomo Grand Prix. He lined up third in the fourth heat race and finished third to earn a spot in the 30-lap main event.

Following the Kokomo Grand Prix, Hines is third in points with the Honda USAC National Midget Series Dirt Championship, just 11 markers out of second and 25 out of the lead. The next race for the series is the Hut Hundred at Tri-City (Ill.) Speedway on May 9.

Hines returns to action on Saturday, April 19, with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio, and the running of the Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic, which he won in 2012. The event was rained out last year.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank: Parker Machinery, Powered by Toyota, Turbines, Inc., Afco Racing Shocks, Schoenfeld, Stanton Racing Engines, Daum Motorsport, Indiana Underground, Hoosier, Bell and Drivin Racing Oil.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and like him on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

End of the California Swing

Friday night at Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, California started off the final weekend in Californa. The night started with a 10th quick, this would put Jason on the pole of his heat. He maintained a sizeable lead in the heat and brought home the win. This would land him in the dash. Jason would start 6th in the dash and finish 6th, no one advanced in positions in this race. This puts Jason starting 6th in the A main feature. Cody Darrah would bring home the win after battling Joey Saldana. Jason would miss several mishaps with other cars and bring home a 12th place finish. Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, California would be the final night of the Western Swing for the World of Outlaws and Sides Motorsports. The night would start off with coming out the first car of time trials and ending up 15th quick. This would start Jason 5th in his heat and he would finish there. Only the top two of that heat did any passing. This would start Sides 15th in the A main feature. According to the live scoring Jason would get up as far as 8th at times, but with multiple restarts, he would end the night in the 12th position and roll the car in the trailer and head out on the road. No rest for the wicked as Team Sides has to be in El Paso, Texas to run on Tuesday night. Tune in to www.dirtvision.com to listen and/or watch.

 

SALDANA SCORES FIRST OUTLAWS VICTORY OF THE SEASON AT PERRIS

AND EARNS SEVENTH QUICK TIME

PERRIS, Calif. (April 12, 2014) – Motter Motorsports sponsor HE&M Saw played host to veterans from Workshops for Warriors tonight at the SoCal Showdown at Perris Auto Speedway. The veterans arrived early to meet driver Joey Saldana and the team. Crew chief Davey Whitworth provided a tour through the Motter Motorsports trailer.

Doug Harris, HE&M Saw’s president and CEO, along with Service Manager Bob Foster,

met the veterans at the track and joined them for the night of racing.

When it was time to get down to racing, Saldana continued his string of outstanding qualifying efforts, scoring his second consecutive quick time and his seventh of the season. The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Workshops for Warriors Beltline Body Shop 71M went to the top of the qualifying order with a 13.997-second lap. Saldana was the only driver in the sub-14 second bracket. But the night was just getting started and the team was just getting warmed up.

In 2013, the Motter team notched seven quick times throughout the season. This year they have earned seven quick times in the first 14 events.

Fast qualifier Saldana started in the fourth position in the first heat. Brad Sweet assumed the lead at the drop of the green flag and led wire-to-wire. Saldana finished third and would take a starting berth in the dash.

Again tonight, Lady Luck played into the hands of Motter Motorsports. In the inversion draw for the dash, a ping pong ball with a zero was pulled out of the container solidifying a straight up start that put Saldana on the pole. When the field went green, outside front row starter Daryn Pittman took the lead with Saldana in pursuit while simultaneously fighting off third place runner Brad Sweet. The battle for second place raged until Saldana and Sweet crossed the finish line nearly side by side with Saldana edging Sweet for second place honors. Pittman took the dash victory.

The Brownsburg Bullet started on the outside of the front row in the 30-lap A-Main and took command of the field when the green flew. With only one lap in the books, Steve Kinser brought out the caution when he failed to get through turn 2. On the restart, Pittman took the lead with Saldana close behind but by lap 6 Saldana had taken the lead. Through cautions and restarts, and slide jobs by Pittman, Saldana didn’t back down and Pittman was never able to get around the Bullet. The crowd was on its feet as Saldana captured his first win of the season.

Pittman was second and Brad Sweet was third.

“The win is for the Workshops for Warriors who are with us tonight and all the veterans who work hard for us,” said Saldana. “It was a great night for us. It was all about timing and hitting the marks right. We were able to put it all together with quick time and the win.

“Our team owner Dan Motter is in Chile and I hope he’s listening. We are happy to have HE&M Saw’s Doug Harris and Bob Foster here at the track.

“I want to thank my wife Shannon and our boys, Reece and Ragan, for their support! We’re ready to get to Texas to keep the momentum going.”

Saldana led lap 1 and laps 6-30.

This is Saldana’s second career victory at Perris. His first win at the Southern California track came in 2012.

The event tonight concluded the Outlaws California Spring Break tour. The teams travel to Texas for a Tuesday night (April 15) event in El Paso.

 

 

One Week and Counting; F.A.S.T. Action Begins Friday, April 18th!

F.A.S.T. Points Tallied for Both ‘410’ and ‘305’ Sprints During Opening Weekend

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241

Fremont, OH (April 12th, 2014) – The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) Championship Series presented by K S Sales & Service, and the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, are one week away from launching their 2014 campaigns. Ohio’s finest ‘410’ and ‘305’ sprint car drivers and teams will begin their new F.A.S.T. journey next Friday, April 18th; initiating a long and exciting summer in northwestern Ohio.

The opening F.A.S.T. weekend will include both ‘410’ and ‘305’ Championship Series competition. F.A.S.T. points will be tallied at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday, April 18th; followed by the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, April 19th. This year’s F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series ‘champion’ will earn a $10,000 top prize; with the 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series titlist earning a $2,000 pay day. Craig Mintz (410) and Nate Dussel (305) are the defending F.A.S.T. champions.

“We are ready to get the season started” explained Rich Farmer; F.A.S.T. Series promoter, “We have a lot of great people behind this program in 2014…hopefully everything goes smoothly and we can get things rolling in the right direction right from the start…I’d like to take the time to welcome Buffalo Wild Wings to our growing list of F.A.S.T. point fund supporters…the entire F.A.S.T. staff is very grateful to have them on board for the new year.”

Fremont, Ohio’s very own Buffalo Wild Wings is the newest supporter to join the F.A.S.T. family for 2014. The national chicken wing chain, notorious for its ‘beer, wings and sports,’ will join a very long list of other Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series supporters for the upcoming season. The overwhelming support from dozens of point fund supporters and contingency sponsors, like Buffalo Wild Wings, makes this series possible. With that continuing support, the F.A.S.T. program will continue their effort in ‘rewarding local racers’ who spend their weekends at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

“This series continues to grow and that is really exciting...we can’t wait to get started next weekend” said Rich Farmer, “Hopefully the weather cooperates so there’s no hesitation from drivers or fans…we want everything to go as planned…I just want to thank everyone involved again…without all of the support we have received, this series would not be possible.”

Action for the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by K S Sales & Service will continue next Friday and Saturday, April 25th & 26th at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. The F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series schedule will not continue until Friday and Saturday, May 16th and 17th.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by K S Sales & Service, or the 2014 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at; www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com. Be sure to like us on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt or follow @FASTseries on Twitter.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS 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, JD Automotive, Engine Pro, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Synder’s Floor Covering, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors:

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Hoosier Racing Tires, J&J Auto Racing and Golden Graphics & Design

Tyler Altmeyer www.fullyinjected.com altmeyer119@gmail.com

On Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 4:45 PM, Tyler Altmeyer <altmeyer119@gmail.com> wrote:

One Week and Counting; F.A.S.T. Action Begins Friday, April 18th!

F.A.S.T. Points Tallied for Both ‘410’ and ‘305’ Sprints During Opening Weekend

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241

Fremont, OH (April 12th, 2014) – The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) Championship Series presented by K S Sales & Service, and the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, are one week away from launching their 2014 campaigns. Ohio’s finest ‘410’ and ‘305’ sprint car drivers and teams will begin their new F.A.S.T. journey next Friday, April 18th; initiating a long and exciting summer in northwestern Ohio.

The opening F.A.S.T. weekend will include both ‘410’ and ‘305’ Championship Series competition. F.A.S.T. points will be tallied at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday, April 18th; followed by the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, April 19th. This year’s F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series ‘champion’ will earn a $10,000 top prize; with the 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series titlist earning a $2,000 pay day. Craig Mintz (410) and Nate Dussel (305) are the defending F.A.S.T. champions.

“We are ready to get the season started” explained Rich Farmer; F.A.S.T. Series promoter, “We have a lot of great people behind this program in 2014…hopefully everything goes smoothly and we can get things rolling in the right direction right from the start…I’d like to take the time to welcome Buffalo Wild Wings to our growing list of F.A.S.T. point fund supporters…the entire F.A.S.T. staff is very grateful to have them on board for the new year.”

Fremont, Ohio’s very own Buffalo Wild Wings is the newest supporter to join the F.A.S.T. family for 2014. The national chicken wing chain, notorious for its ‘beer, wings and sports,’ will join a very long list of other Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series supporters for the upcoming season. The overwhelming support from dozens of point fund supporters and contingency sponsors, like Buffalo Wild Wings, makes this series possible. With that continuing support, the F.A.S.T. program will continue their effort in ‘rewarding local racers’ who spend their weekends at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

“This series continues to grow and that is really exciting...we can’t wait to get started next weekend” said Rich Farmer, “Hopefully the weather cooperates so there’s no hesitation from drivers or fans…we want everything to go as planned…I just want to thank everyone involved again…without all of the support we have received, this series would not be possible.”

Action for the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by K S Sales & Service will continue next Friday and Saturday, April 25th & 26th at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. The F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series schedule will not continue until Friday and Saturday, May 16th and 17th.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by K S Sales & Service, or the 2014 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at; www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com. Be sure to like us on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt or follow @FASTseries on Twitter.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, 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, JD Automotive, Engine Pro, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Synder’s Floor Covering, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors:

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Hoosier Racing Tires and Golden Graphics & Design

 

 

SALDANA ADDS ANOTHER QUICK TIME AT KINGS SPEEDWAY

AND FINISHES SECOND IN THE A-MAIN

HANFORD, Calif. (April 11, 2014) – Joey Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M continued to be the hottest qualifying team on the World of Outlaws circuit, securing quick time again at tonight’s World of Outlaws event at Kings Speedway.

Saldana blistered the 4/10-mile banked clay track in 13.128 seconds earning his sixth No. 1 qualifying spot in 13 races this season.

Saldana was slated to start fourth in the first heat; however, when the green flag flew, Outlaws officials determined second place starter Sammy Swindell jumped the start. Swindell was penalized and moved back one row while Saldana was moved up one row to take Swindell’s previous position. The next start was good. Jason Sides assumed the lead with Saldana challenging, side by side, wheel to wheel. At the completion of the eight-lap heat it was Sides with the victory and Saldana in second place.

Next up was the dash. In the inversion draw, a ping pong ball with a zero was pulled from the container, putting the field in a straight-up start with Saldana on the pole and Brad Sweet sitting alongside. At the green, Saldana grabbed the lead and held on to it to the checkered flag despite Sweet’s attempts to mow him down. Sweet finished second, so the start of the A-Main would look like the dash: Saldana on the pole and Sweet on the outside of the front row.

The Brownsburg Bullet paced the 24-car field and brought them down for the green flag. A tug-o-war between Sweet and Saldana started the race with Saldana leading lap one.

Sweet was second but was soon passed by Kyle Hirst. A yellow flag with 8 laps complete triggered a restart. Again Saldana went to the top of the leaderboard and with 11 laps in the books, Sweet regained second place, passing Hirst, bringing along teammates Cody Darrah and Daryn Pittman. Another yellow on lap 15 and another restart. Saldana and Sweet made contact and collected cars behind them including Pittman and Austen Wheatley. Sweet and Pittman’s cars were damaged and taken to the work area but both were able to make repairs and return.

The restart was now single file: Saldana, Darrah, McMahan. At the green Saldana and Darrah battled. Darrah took the lead on lap 16 via a slide job. With 19 laps complete, the yellow came out again for Pittman and Sweet who tangled in turn 4 and stopped on the track facing the wrong direction.

The double file restart produced a side by side battle between Saldana and Darrah but a caution brought the start back to single file. The next time the green flew, Darrah was able to maintain the lead while Saldana engaged in a four-wide battle with McMahan,

Hirst and Kaeding for second place. Saldana captured second and was able to hold his position to the checkered flag while picking his way through traffic. Darrah got the victory, McMahan came home third.

“We had a decent car tonight,” said Saldana. “We just continue to pick away bit by bit.

Darrah did a good job driving and got by me when I changed my driving line on the race track. Also we had a broken front wing from our contact with Brad Sweet. This track was very slick and very demanding and we came up a little short. We can’t get discouraged. We will take second place and go to Perris tomorrow night where we look forward to hosting veterans from Workshops for Warriors.”

Saldana led laps 1-15.

 

 

PitStopUSA.com to reward Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series feature winners

 April 11, 2014

Petaluma, CA - The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is proud to announce that PitStopUSA.com will award a $50 PitStopUSA.com product certificate to the feature winner in both the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Winged 360 division and Spec Sprint division.

"We are looking forward to the best season ever for the 2014 Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series," commented Ed Coughenour, Pit Stop USA President/CEO. "We are going to award a $50 PitStopUSA.com product certificate to the feature winner at each Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series event good towards any product we sell."

PitStopUSA.com is a leading online retailer to the circle market. Pit Stop USA was one of the first online circle track suppliers launching their first online store in April 2000. PitStopUSA.com offers over 40,000 different circle track parts, supplies, tools and accessories from over 400 of the premier brands in the industry. PitStopUSA.com specializes in racing safety equipment and are proud to offer the widest assortment you will find anywhere.

The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series features the best in 360 Winged Sprint Car and Non-Wing Sprint Car racing action at Petaluma Speedway. PitStopUSA.com is a premier online retailer based in Petaluma, California and offers over 400 brands and 40,000 products at low everyday prices.

http://www.facebook.com/PitStopUSASprintCarSeries

 

 

The 7th Annual Bill Brownell Memorial Gets National Television Exposure

by: Troy Hennig

CHICO, CA – (April 9, 2014)…The national television network, MAVTV, will have their cameras rolling at the Silver Dollar Speedway on April 18th to film the 7th Annual Bill Brownell Memorial sprint car race. In a partnership announced in January, the Silver Dollar Speedway will get a 30 minute presentation solely focused on the Brownell Memorial sprint car event. “It was something that I thought was very important,” said promoter Dennis Gage. “The speedway has lacked any national television for a while now and I feel that we have as talented of a Friday night group of sprint car drivers that rival any weekly show in America.”

The actual television date for the race has not been determined by the Network. A follow up release will inform the public when the race will be televised.

The race itself is presented by Brownell’s friend and seven-time track champion Shane Scott. Withrow Motorsports is also involved as they are going to give two drums of fuel to the night’s hard charger in the main event. Local successful business man and sprint car enthusiast, Matt Shelton, is having his company, MJ Shelton General Engineering Inc., be the presenting sponsor for the MAVTV show. “Once again the local community of race fans is pitching in to make this event as successful as it can be,” said Gage.

If the chance to succeed on television was not enough motivation for the 410 winged sprint car drivers on this night then let’s add 2500 more reasons. The feature event winner will pocket a handsome pay day of $2500.

Former winners of this great event include Sacramento’s Willie Croft (2013), Redding’s Tyler Wolf (2012), Fort Jones Dan Menne (2011), Roseville’s Sean Becker (2010), Chico’s Kyle Hirst (2009) and inaugural winner Princeton’s Mason Moore (2008).

Drivers expected to join some of the former winners of this event include Chico’s Jonathan Allard, Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi and Placerville’s Andy Gregg. Local favorites John Michael Bunch, Brad Bumgarner and Keith Bloom Jr. are all expected to go for the win among many, many more.

Pit gate will open at 4 PM while the front grandstand gate will open at 6 PM. Adult general admission into the main grandstand is $13.00, juniors and seniors are $11.00. Children are just $6.00 and kids five and under are free.

 

 

HAGAR, ELY SCORE WINS FOR J&J

McKENZIE, TN (April 9) – Derek Hagar carried the J&J Auto Racing banner to victory lane last weekend at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., while Chad Ely made it two wins in a row competing at Heartland Speedway in New South Wales, Australia.

I-30 SPEEDWAY

Derek Hagar started the evening by racing to a second-place finish in his heat behind the wheel of his No. 9jr Dynotech-powered J&J and gained enough points to start the main event in ninth. An opening lap crashed allowed him to move up a couple spots and then he wasted little time working his way into fourth during the opening laps. He restarted second midway through the race and he used a textbook slidejob to grab the lead. Hagar would hold the top spot for the remainder of the race, including a late restart en route to winning his third feature in four 2014 starts.

"I was expecting (the leader) to block the slide job and he didn't," said Hagar. "I slid him going into turn one and took the lead and never looked back from there. I had to make sure I tippy-toed real nice on the restart so I didn't hit any holes where it messed me up. I think we're going to have good momentum going into the ASCS National Tour race this weekend," he said. "We have a real good feel on the car. Hopefully we can go out and get another win."

Hagar will return to I-30 this weekend and compete with the ASCS National Tour.

SRA 360 CHALLENGE RACE - HEARTLAND RACEWAY

Australian Chad Ely finished in victory lane for the second consecutive weekend this past Saturday night taking the Hickman Tree Maintenance 360 Sprintcar Challenge at Heartland Raceway in Moama, New South Wales.

Ely started the evening by qualifying his Maxwill Motors powered No. 22S J&J on top of the board and collected the bonus money from Camden Neon Signs. Ely retained the top spot in the top six shootout. He led the main event from the pole and was never headed on his way to victory.

 

Bergman, Hagar and Lasoski Score Victories for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (April 11, 2014) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Seth Bergman, Derek Hagar and Danny Lasoski each powered to a win last weekend.

Bergman recorded his first win of the season last Friday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, during the opening night of the ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader. He then finished third in the finale.

Hagar charged from ninth to capture his third feature victory of the year in only his fourth race last Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

In their opening weekend together this season, Lasoski and Mark Burch Motorsports used a late-race pass to pick up their first triumph of the season at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., during the ASCS Midwest Region event last Sunday.

Sam Hafertepe Jr. earned a pair of podium finishes last weekend at Battleground Speedway during the ASCS Gulf South Region two-day event.

Kevin Swindell finished second on Sunday at I-80 Speedway with the ASCS Midwest Region.

Cody Freeman placed third on Saturday during his debut at Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas.

Jack Dover won the B Main and rallied from 15th to post a fifth-place finish on Saturday at I-80 Speedway.

Josh Baughman advanced from sixth to second place in his heat race and then scored his first top five of the season with a fifth-place result on Friday at Battleground Speedway.

To be represented by Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com or e-mail InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com.

VICTORIES -

Derek Hagar - 3 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mo., on March 1; Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., on March 15 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 5); Seth Bergman - 1 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 4); Tony Bruce Jr. - 1 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on March 21); Danny Lasoski - 1 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6); Travis Rilat - 1 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia on Feb. 8); Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif., on March 29) and Kevin Swindell - 1 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 29).

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To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Take Two: Taylor Ferns to Compete in the Inaugural Kokomo Grand Prix

By Ferns Racing PR

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — April 10, 2014 — The inaugural Kokomo Grand Prix for the Honda USAC National Midget Series was shaping up to be one of the biggest events of the season last year, until Mother Nature interrupted and pushed it back to this year. The debut of the two-day midget event at the always racy Indiana quarter-mile is scheduled for this weekend, and just as she was set to race in the event last year, Taylor Ferns will return to Kokomo in her family-owned Motor City Auto Transport Inc. Stealth.

The Kokomo Grand Prix, co-sanctioned by the Honda USAC National Midget Series and Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series, will hit the track on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12. The two-night event will serve at the opener for the 2014 Honda USAC National Midget Series Dirt Championship, as separate titles will be awarded for the dirt and pavements portion of the schedule again this season.

Ferns raced once at Kokomo Speedway in 2013, with that coming during Indiana Midget Week with the Honda USAC National Midget Series. She qualified 15th for that event with a stout 38-car field in attendance. She finished sixth in the third heat race, coming up just two spot short of transferring to the main event, and ended her night in the B-main.

“Kokomo is a great track for midget racing and is wider than a lot of the smaller tracks we race at,” said Ferns. “I grew up racing on short tracks, so I am usually able to adapt pretty quick to tracks like that. We’ve always had pretty good luck at Kokomo and it’s definitely a place I enjoy racing at.”

The high school senior made her first start at Kokomo in 2009, which also marked her first appearance in a full-sized midget. Ferns finished fourth in her heat race that night, while contact from another car caused too much damage in the feature to continue. In 2010, she made a pair of starts at the quarter-mile, coming home fifth in the Bob Darland Memorial. Ferns finished fourth and eighth at Kokomo in 2011, en route to claiming the USAC D1 Midget Series championship. In 2012, the now 18-year-old made a pair of starts at the track, including an eighth-place showing in the Kokomo Klash.

“When we race with POWRi there are always a lot of cars and that will be the case again this weekend,” she noted. “The first main goal is to make the feature and then we can focus on having a good run. It’s always very competitive racing at Kokomo and you have to be on your game.”

Ferns opened the outdoor portion of her 2014 season last weekend in the Sumar Classic at the Terre Haute Action Track in Indiana, with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series. She was caught up in an early race accident, which ended her night.

“Even though the Silver Crown car is so much different than the midget, it helped being in the seat and getting some laps last weekend,” said Ferns. “We didn’t have the best of luck and obviously did not get the finish we wanted, but it was good to be back in the car. The more I seat time you can get, the better.”

Along with the Kokomo Grand Prix this weekend, Ferns will run select Honda USAC National Midget Series races in 2014. She will contest the full Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series and run an aggressive schedule of winged 410-sprint car races in the Midwest.

Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing would like to thank their valued partners: Motor City Auto Transport Inc., National Auto Placement, Project Podium, Women’s Sports Foundation, Lyn St. James Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation, FK Rod Ends, Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Lansing Sanitary Supply (LSS), Simpson Race Products, Indy Race Parts, ButlerBuilt, Allstar Performance, Stanton Racing Engines, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Race4Girls and Racing2Cure.

 

 

Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial lap money on sale for Saturday May 3 King of the West event at Silver Dollar Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Sacramento, CA – April 10, 2014...The 24th annual KWS presented by WFO Apparel sanctioned “Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial” at Silver Dollar Speedway is coming up on Saturday May 3 and lap money is on sale for the prestigious event.

If anyone would like to purchase a lap please contact Dave and Dianne Durica at Durica1414@sbcglobal.net or 916-988-5958.

All of the money goes back to the racers as always and helps make this event unique and special like it has been for so many years. The laps cost $100 and are split between the top 3 in the A-main and LCQ each lap. The leader receives $50, 2nd place $30 and 3rd place $20.

In addition to lap money if anyone has anything they would like to donate for the event don’t hesitate to contact Dave and Dianne to give them the details. In the past there has been money and awards on the line for fast time, hard charger, heat races and lots more.

The “Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial” is one of the cornerstone events on the King of the West Sprint Car Series presented by WFO Apparel schedule and will be the third round of action in the fight for the title this season. The May 3 extravaganza also marks one of two appearances for the series at Silver Dollar Speedway and will feature a large car count as we pay respect to fallen driver Dave Bradway Jr.

Last season’s edition of the event saw history be made when Rutherford’s Rico Abreu became the youngest winner ever of the “Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial” and also took home the most money in the history of the show, pocketing over $8500.

For more info on the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series visit http://www.kwssprints.com/ and for more on Silver Dollar Speedway log onto http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com/

 

 

Tracy Hines Set for Inaugural Kokomo Grand Prix

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—April 10, 2014— Kokomo Speedway in Indiana already hosts one of the biggest Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series events of the year, in the form of the Sprint Car Smackdown, and now the Midwest oval will add to its ever-growing national reputation of being one of the raciest tracks in the country, by hosting the inaugural Kokomo Grand Prix for the Honda USAC National Midget Series. The event was scheduled for the first time last year, but was rained out. Tracy Hines has competed in each of the first two editions of the Sprint Car Smackdown and will be in attendance for the first Kokomo Grand Prix for the midgets this weekend aboard the Parker Machinery/Powered by Toyota Spike.

The Kokomo Grand Prix, which is co-sanctioned by the Honda USAC National Midget Series and Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series, is set for Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12. A full racing program will commence each night. The Kokomo Grand Prix will serve as the season opening event for the Honda USAC National Midget Series Championship, which will again be contest separately from the Pavement Championship in 2014.

“It’s always good to have a new ‘big event’ on the schedule,” said Hines. “There is going to be a very strong field of cars on hand and it’s going to be good, hard racing each night. Kokomo is a great track for midgets and has plenty of racing room. The fan support at Kokomo is always solid and with this being their opening race of the year, I would expect a fantastic turnout.”

Hines made five starts at Kokomo Speedway last season, with four of those coming with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series and the fifth with the Honda USAC National Midget Series during Indiana Midget Week. He earned a pair of top-10 finishes in the sprint car at Kokomo.

The native of New Castle, Ind., was victorious in a midget at Kokomo Speedway most recently during the 2012 Kokomo Klash, which marked the second straight year he has won during that late season event, as he was also victorious in 2011. Hines has finished on the podium in four of his last five midget starts at Kokomo over the last three seasons.

“Last year, I only raced a midget once at Kokomo, so it will be good this year to run a few more times up there,” said Hines. “We had some bad luck during Indiana Midget Week last year after starting near the front of the field, so hopefully we can make up for that. We usually have a good set-up for Kokomo in the midget. With the field that will be there, you’ll have to be on hit every time you hit the track.”

Hines began 2014 by competing in the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., in January. He finished fifth in the 20-lap Race of Champions on the opening night of the five-day event. Hines ran sixth on his qualifying night and wound up 12th in the 55-lap finale. A field of over 275 cars gathered for the annual indoor event.

Last season with the Honda USAC National Midget Series Dirt Championship, Hines recorded 13 top-10 finishes en route to finishing third in points. He earned a season-best second-place finish at Gas City I-69 Speedway during Indiana Midget Week. Hines matched that result on the preliminary night of the Belleville (Kan.) Midget Nationals in early August.

Hines kicked off the Traxxas USAC Silver Crow Series season last weekend, finishing second at the Terre Haute Action Track in his home state of Indiana. He opened the event by turning the fastest lap in time trials and is currently second in points, just three markers out of the lead as he chases his second Silver Crown title.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank: Parker Machinery, Powered by Toyota, Turbines, Inc., Afco Racing Shocks, Schoenfeld, Stanton Racing Engines, Daum Motorsport, Indiana Underground, Hoosier, Bell and Drivin Racing Oil.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and like him on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

Alpinestars to sponsor Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series

April 10, 2014

Petaluma, CA - The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is pleased to announce that Alpinestars will award the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series top three drivers in the Pit Stop USA Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Spec Sprint Cars for the 2014 season with new Alpinestars gear. The top 3 drivers in the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Winged 360 division will receive a new pair of Alpinestars racing shoes. The top 3 drivers in the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Spec Sprint division will receive a pair of Alpinestars racing gloves.

"We are very excited to have Alpinestars on board as a series sponsor of the 2014 Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series season," commented Ed Coughenour, Pit Stop USA President/CEO. "Alpinestars is one of the premier safety equipment suppliers in the racing industry. The design, function and quality of their products are second to none. From F1 to NASCAR, top drivers around the world choose Alpinestars."

Alpinestars rich heritage in motorcycle racing has branched into nearly all discipline of motorsports from motocross to Formula 1. Though Alpinestars has evolved over the years, the timeless rebel-style of motorcycle racing and the refined Italian aesthetic of the early sixties continue to drive the brand. Now, nearly 50 years later, Alpinestars has outfitted countless world champions past and present and produces the highest level of performance and protective footwear and apparel. To this day, Alpinestars' legacy of motorcycle racing and its roots in Italian artistry are stitched into every garment.

The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series features the best in 360 Winged Sprint Car and Non-Wing Sprint Car racing action at Petaluma Speedway. PitStopUSA.com is a premier online retailer based in Petaluma, California and offers over 400 brands and 40,000 products at low everyday prices.

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GREG ALEXANDER DEBUTS BRAND NEW CAR SATURDAY AT PERRIS SO CAL SPRINT CAR SPECTACULAR!

(San Pedro, CA, April 10, 2014) San Pedro, California’s Greg Alexander is set to unveil a brand new race car this Saturday night, April 12th, at the “So Cal Sprint Car Spectacular” at Perris Auto Speedway. Alexander will be competing in the Amsoil USAC/CRA portion of the triple header program that also includes the World of Outlaw and PAS Senior Sprint Cars. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 pm and the first race will begin shortly after 7:00.

“The new chassis is a Racecrafter and it was built by Jake Hodges in Simi Valley,” Alexander said on Wednesday afternoon. “He used to race at Ventura back in 2007 or 08. This is not only brand new, but it is the first one built. He has come up with some cool new ideas and I am going to try it out Saturday and see how it is. We have not had it on the track yet. We are going out there “cold turkey.” Hopefully we will have a good weekend. I want to break that top five barrier with CRA. I have not gotten past that yet.”

In addition to the new chassis, the Chuck Tyler Motorsports #72 will be powered by a different engine than in 2013. The new combination has Alexander, who will turn 25-years-old on April 19th, excited at the prospects.

“We have a Gaerte Engine that we got out of Minnesota,” he said. “It is putting about 60 more horsepower than our old engine so it should be pretty stout. It is pretty similar to what Mark & Steve (Alexander) are running in their car.”

Alexander has some extra impetus to do well in 2014 as it will be the last year for the Chuck Tyler Motorsports Team before Chuck Sr. and Jr. hang up their owner’s hats.

“We plan on making all of the Perris races and maybe a couple out town shows,” the excited driver declared. “We will definitely be at the May 10 Ventura USAC/CRA race. We are going to kind of take it one race at a time. This is going to be Chuck & Chuck’s final season. They are going to sell everything at the end of the year. We are going to try and make the most of it and have them go out with a bang. We may also throw a 360 in it and run it a couple of times. We will just have to see how it all irons out.”

For the 2014 season, the Chuck Tyler Motorsports entry was sponsored by Racecrafters Chassis Design, Construction & Repairs, Barnes Systems, Amsoil, Oiltwins.com, CSI Shocks, SC Grafix and Scott Daloisio Sports.

If you would like to get on board and be involved with Greg Alexander's racing efforts in 2014, please give him a call at: (714) 610-4566.

This piece was produced by Scott Daloisio Sports. If you would like help promoting your series or team, please call or write: (909) 226-7768 or sdaloisiosports@aol.com.

 

 

I-44 Riverside Eyes Huge Blue River Classic this Saturday!

Cody Morris I-44 Riverside Speedway Public Relations

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

A huge gathering is in the works this coming Saturday night at I-44 Riverside Speedway. Almost a struggle where to start.

THE Blue River Classic. We direct all patrons to don their best Saturday night blues as we race to raise autism awareness. This is the first auto racing event in OKC to raise autism awareness.

And what a fitting time to blare that blue. This Saturday, April 12th I-44 Riverside Speedway features the best talents in SEVEN classes of competition.

Headlining that lucky number will be the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series. Our first of 9 POWRi West Midget events booked with Eric Fenton’s rowdy bunch. A full field of Midgets will be coming to Oklahoma City hungry after a Friday night serving at Creek County Speedway. Series promoter Eric Fenton will be in action in the Southside Mowers #14, as will AJ Burns in THE University of Oklahoma backed entry.

If you’ve been following dirt track racing in Oklahoma City the past decade, Guthrie’s Michelle Decker hardly needs an introduction. Michelle powered to two champ sprint titles and countless wins back when OKC had two tracks. This will be Michelle’s first race in the OKC area since the untimely demise of our beloved Fairgrounds.

For a full length preview of POWRi West weekend action, check out the Midget preview. The Oklahoma No Fender Network on Facebook is a good place to view it, go ahead and get acquainted as live updates of weekend action will be plenty on the ONFN.

Oh, but the Blue River Classic doesn’t stop there. Not even close.

The Tulsa-based National Open Wheel 600 series (now600) will officially challenge the brand spankin’ new Texas Open Wheel Racing series (TOWR) in the A Class, Non Wing, and Restricted divisions. Not so much a duel when one factors in a healthy and growing contingent of 405/580 west side natives. The natives turned out to the tune of 93 entires just in these classes last week.

One could easily see over 100 regional competitors engage in a beloved geographical battle for the Blue River Classic. Beloved battle? Yep we compete this weekend in support of autism awareness. The notion that all who compete and Go Blue this Saturday are winners is anything but a cliché.

Yet another outstanding addition to the show will be the Outlaw class, also referred to as Multis (in case of future confusion). Demand was high in recent weeks among the Outlaw ranks and they always deliver a high flying show at Riverside’s 1/5th mile high banked red clay battleground.

Another three way battle will be on display here also, well, actually four when you add in Missouri’s Tucker Klaasmeyer making the trip to represent the Show Me State. We may even have reigning 2013 Mini Sprint Nationals champ Nate Fleming make the haul from Great Bend, Kansas.

Kyle Keeler, Blake Dacus (reigning A Class champ), Tyler Gordon, Josh Toho, Micheal Hall, Bobby Springer, and Blake Dewberry will lead the West-siders. While Travis Harris, Layne Heimbaugh, Jason McDougal, and father/son duo Ty and Harlan Hulsey all come in leading the Tulsa team.

Fort Worth’s Scott Evans is our first official Texas Outlaw. Christian Kinnison, a familiar sight to I-44 Riverside in the #82c would be on the Texas team, but instead will be testing ACT (or is it SAT) this Saturday. Good luck C-Man! Possible Texas teammates could be fellow north texas outlaw Drew Salisbury, or the Amarillo trio of Caleb Lovelady, Harold Lewis, and Danny Davidson.

Entry list on Outlaws has wavered between 17-19 confirmed for the past few days with a whole slew of maybe’s and possibilities. This will be the first Saturday night solo for the Outlaw class at I-44 Riverside in nearly three years. Much ambition was in adding a 7th class to the show, but if we’re aiming for one of the best Saturday Night shows in speedway history, and after huge Multi turnouts in our last two ventures - we’ll see if they are up for an occasional (and faster) option.

The Turf Tire and Junior Sprint classes will also be in action. In fact, this will be Champions Cup event #2 for all five weekly classes - as the Now600 vs. TOWR vs. Riverside battle in A Class, Non Wing, and Restricted will be a point event for all three entities.

Start times have been moved up for the Inaugural Blue River Classic. Important to note - gates open at 3pm (wouldn’t fault anyone for arriving sooner!), the track pack will begin at 5pm, sign in/draw for all classes concludes at 515pm ß remember this. Hot laps commence as soon as the track has been packed (520-530pm). Drivers meetings will be held as soon as hot laps conclude (610-620pm). The Blue River Classic gets going with heat races at 630pm.

Pit passes $30. General admission $12 and bring your lawn chairs. We are racing against the clock to have the first section of stands up, so do pack your chairs and remember to sport blue in support of autism awareness!

Only the Junior Sprint main event was completed in last week’s opener, the remaining four main events were postponed by rain until April 19th. Thus, all classes will draw with the exception of the Junior Sprints.

A CLASS, NON WING, and RESTRICTED teams will sign in and draw at the Now600 trailer which will be set up along the back chute. Outlaw and Turf Tire entrants will sign in and draw at the pit gate. Junior Sprints just sign in. POWRi West Midgets will obviously sign in, draw, and report to the POWRi West Midget trailer located in turn 4.

For information regarding I-44 Riverside Speedway, please visit www.i44riversidespeedway.com or contact the speedway at 405.633.1583 or contact Speedway PR Cody Morris at 405.641.1191.

For information regarding the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series, please visit www.powri.com or the official POWRi West Facebook page.

For more information regarding the National Open Wheel 600 Series please visit www.now600racing.com

For more information regarding the Texas Open Wheel Racing series, please visit www.texasopenwheelracing.com

 

 

Russ Hall – Cashing in at Donnellson!

(Bill W) April 8, 2014 – Russ Hall and the Skillz Motorsports #29 team locked up their first win of the season with the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders last Saturday at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. The defending series’ champion led from start to finish in the 25-lap feature event.

The 3/8-mile semi-banked oval seems to always lend to good sprint car racing. “I thought coming in, the track may be heavy with all the rain they had during the week,” says Russ. “It turned out to be smooth, and it slicked off as the night went on. You really couldn’t ask for a smoother surface for this time of year.”

Despite starting fifth in his heat, Russ was on top of the track. “We had a pretty tough heat race,” he says. “I went and watched the track a little bit after hot laps and watched the modifieds run. I could see the track was slicking up a little in the straightaways. We made some adjustments there before we went out for the heat. I think we hit on the setup a little better than most.”

The Pleasant Hill, Iowa driver made his way up to second and challenged for the lead. “We got into second place there behind (Bret) Tripplett,” says Russ. “We were able to put a slidejob on him for the lead, but the caution came out. After that, running the top two was the key to making the Dash. Tripplett had a good car in the heat race, and we settled for second.”

The redraw for the Dash saw Russ start outside of row two. Before a lap could be completed, he was leading and checking out on the field. “We made a few more adjustments,” he says. “They really worked, because I think we were leading coming off of turn two after the start. We were lucky enough to have the Junior Fan of the night draw me the pole for the feature. We had luck on our side too.”

Russ took off from his pole position. After an early red flag, he took off and put several lapped cars between himself and the second place car of Scotty Thiel. A caution came out around the midway point. A new rule with the series puts lapped cars at the tail of the field and put Thiel on his bumper. “I kind of forgot about that rule,” says Russ. “That’s when you need them to leave them in the order! I figured we had at least three or four of them between us and second. I didn’t know who was behind me. I figured it was Scotty Thiel or (Tony) Shilling.”

He needn’t worry as he pulled away in clean air and cruised to his first win of the season aboard the Schnee chassis powered by Ostrich Racing Engines. “We had a car that was taking off well all night,” says Russ. “By lap 20, I had some room between the lap cars and myself, so I was taking it a little easy. I was trying not to catch them too fast, because they were running three-wide and the rubber was starting to take hold. I took my time a little bit, and I think Scotty was running me down a little bit. I think if it came down to it, we would have been able to hold him off if it came to that.”

Russ will be back in action with the Sprint Invaders at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa on Wednesday, April 16 and on Friday, April 18 at the Independence Motor Speedway in Independence.

Russ and the Skillz Motorsports team would like to thank: Waterfront Seafood Market, Kulow Trucking, Northtown Motors, Schnee Chassis, Ostrich Racing Engines, Tom Davis Automotive, Des Moines Industrial Products, Midland Performance, Ballistic Designs, HRP, Jim’s Johns, R&L Racing Shocks and Jocko’s.

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ Outlaws Points Leader Looking To Close California Tour on a High Note

INDIANAPOLIS (April 9, 2014) – After winning two of the first five World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series races of the 2014 season, Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz headed to California with a lot of momentum. Consistency through the first six races of the Outlaws California Spring Break Tour has pushed the five-time WoO champion to the top of the standings heading into this weekend’s California finales Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford and Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway.

The driver of the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J has earned three top-four finishes in his California starts. A runner-up finish at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare kicked off the tour and he narrowly missed earning his third WoO A-Feature of the season at the Stockton Dirt Track the following week. Last weekend at Calistoga, Schatz took the lead in the championship standings after finishing fourth in Friday’s opener, and his goal for this weekend is to close the run through the Golden State with a pair of wins.

Schatz returns to Kings Speedway as the most recent Outlaw winner at the 3/8-mile, dirt oval located in central California. Last year’s stop by the Outlaws marked the first time they contested an A-Feature at the facility since 2003. Schatz was solid all night, qualifying third and finishing third in the dash before he swapped the lead early in the 35-lap A-Feature with Tim Kaeding and through the middle stages with Chad Kemenah. The Fargo, N.D., racer would lead the final 14 laps and collect his first win at the track in his 12th career start.

The STP team carried the momentum from the Kings victory to Perris the following night and turned in another solid performance. Schatz won the opening heat and earned the pole position in the 30-lap A-Feature after winning the six-lap dash. For the second consecutive night, he would battle Kaeding for the lead early before falling to third 10 laps into the race. In the end, he chased eventual winner Daryn Pittman and Kaeding to the stripe. The third-place finish was his best result at the half-mile, semi-banked clay oval.

Through 12 of the schedule 92 nights of WoO races, Schatz leads the championship standings with 1,688 points. His two wins ranks second to Brad Sweet’s three and his eight top-five finishes leads the series. Last season entering the Kings-Perris weekend, Schatz trailed Pittman by 155 points, and the team’s goal is to leave California still on top of the standings after this weekend’s doubleheader.

Friday at Kings Speedway, the grandstands open at 5 p.m. PDT. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For Saturday’s race in Perris, the grandstands open at 4 p.m. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=447, or call (877) 395-8606.

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

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

The California Spring Break Tour concludes this weekend with races at Kings Speedway and Perris Auto Speedway. Last year, you had good results at both tracks to close the tour. Would a duplicate performance this year make the California tour a success?

“We need to win races to be successful. Last year, we had a pretty inconsistent run through California until that final weekend. This year has been a little different. We’ve had some races where we felt like, going into the A-Feature, we had a good shot at winning but came up a little short. That’s motivation for me and all of the STP guys (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman) to keep working hard every night. Last year, we had a really good night at Hanford and had fun racing those guys for the lead early, but I remember more not being happy with finishing third at Perris. We had a really good package in the heat and dash, but in the feature Tim and Daryn were able to drive away from us. I’m not exactly sure what results we would need to call this year’s California Tour a success. It’s always been about wins, so I guess if we can win both races, we’ll call the weekend a success.”

The season has a dozen races in the books. Are you where you thought you might be right now when the season began?

“I’d say we're a little behind where we hoped to be. We finished last year on such a good roll and planned on continuing that. We’ve had two races in 12 where we couldn’t crack the top-10 but, other than that, we’ve been competitive. Our qualifying is getting better and now we’re trying to race better. We’ve made the most of some nights when things didn’t go our way and have let some good opportunities get away from us a couple of times, too. You are going to have that during a long season. Experience pays off in this long journey. You are only as good as your last race and we finished ninth on Sunday, so that’s where we are at. We’ll put in the time this week to give ourselves the best chance to win at Hanford and Perris and then turn the focus toward El Paso and Devil’s Bowl. We’re hoping to be better the next 12 races and continue improving as the season goes along.”

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Armored AutoGroup has a diversified geographic footprint with direct operations in the United States, Canada, Australia and the U.K. and distributor relationships in approximately 50 countries. For more information, please visit www.armorall.com and www.stp.com.

 

 

STEVE KINSER & KRAIG KINSER Father-Son Duo To Carry Bad Boy Buggies Brand in California Finale

INDIANAPOLIS (April 9, 2014) – For the first of two times in the next month, Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) Steve Kinser and his son Kraig will be both be driving Bad Boy Buggies-backed racing machines in World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series action. The father-son tandem will be looking to close the Outlaws' five-week California Spring Break Tour with strong performances — Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford and Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway.

This weekend’s schedule continues the World of Outlaws “Salute to the King Tour” as Steve Kinser makes his final run at his 21st WoO championship. The 20-time champion will pilot the TSR No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim with sights set on his 578th career WoO A-Feature triumph. Kraig Kinser will drive the No. 11K Bad Boy Buggies/Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Stores Maxim of Steve Kinser Racing.

This weekend marks the third time the Kinsers will share Bad Boy Buggies. In last year’s FVP Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals, Kraig Kinser had a strong beginning before being snake-bit by bad luck, and Steve Kimser came home ninth in the 50-lap finale. In the 2013 season-ending World Finals, both drivers finished in the top-five.

Steve Kinser leads all drivers with seven career WoO A-Feature victories at Kings Speedway. “The King of the Outlaws” won A-Features at the 3/8-mile, dirt oval in the fall of 1986, 1987 and 1988 before sweeping both WoO races at the track in 1990. He put together consecutive wins in 1998 and 1999, as well. Last April, he qualified fifth, raced to second in both his heat and the dash before suffering a flat tire in the main event. He raced his way back to finish 10th.

Kraig Kinser made an impressive debut last year at Kings Speedway, racing from 12th to fifth in the 35-lap A-Feature.

Neither driver has been able to conquer Perris Auto Speedway. Steve Kinser has competed in all 14 WoO races at the half-mile, dirt oval. His best finish was a runner-up in the 2002 race and his third-place result in 2012 earned him his eighth career top-five at the track. He finished 12th last April. Kraig Kinser has made three starts at Perris, finishing eighth in his debut back in 2004 during his World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year campaign. He was fourth in 2012 and 16th last season.

The Kinsers spent the majority of last weekend’s A-Features at Calistoga battling one another for position. They are looking to do the same this weekend, but hoping they’ll be a little closer to the front.

With 12 races of 2014 in the books, Steve Kinser ranks seventh in the standings with 1,606 points, trailing his TSR teammate Donny Schatz, who leads the standings by 82 points. Kraig Kinser is 202 markers out of first and ranks 10th.

Friday at Kings Speedway, the grandstands open at 5 p.m. PDT. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For Saturday’s race in Perris, the grandstands open at 4 p.m. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=447, or call (877) 395-8606.

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

Steve Kinser, Driver of the No. 11 TSR/Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim:

You’ve been very successful at Kings Speedway during your career. How much would it mean to you to win Friday’s race?

“It would mean a lot to win, for sure. We worked so hard over the winter to be as prepared as we could to be competitive this year. Winning down in Florida gave us a lot of confidence, and then, running up front at Las Vegas and Tucson kept that going, but we haven’t quite been as good here in California. I’ve always enjoyed going to Hanford and racing. We won a lot of races there over the years and that part of California has some tremendous racing. Last year, we had a really good night going up until the feature, so that gives us some confidence that we’ll have a good starting point. Like I said, this has been a tough six races for us and we need to get back to where we’re battling right up front. These guys are tough on this Bad Boy Buggies team and they’re doing everything they can to give me a car capable of getting the job done. Going back to Hanford may be just what we need to get back up front.”

This weekend you and Kraig will have the chance to both be running Bad Boy Buggies cars. How special is it to not only be competing with your son on the track, but sharing a sponsor?

“Racing has always been such a big part of my family’s life. It’s all I’ve known for so long. That probably makes this year the toughest, not knowing for sure what’s next, but it’s been great these years to have Kraig on the Outlaw tour racing with us. They’ve had some really good runs and our teams kind of work together. We’ve been racing each other a little bit for position here, lately, but it would be nice to be racing for wins rather than top-10s. I’m so pleased to be associated with Bad Boy Buggies and happy they are going to be back on Kraig’s car a couple of times this year. Last year, we had a heck of a battle down there in Charlotte together and, like I said, hopefully we can get a one-two finish for Bad Boy Buggies this weekend.”

Kraig Kinser, Driver of the Steve Kinser Racing No. 11k Bad Boy Buggies/Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Stores/Maxim:

This weekend, you will be back running the Bad Boy Buggies brand and are a teammate to your dad. It has to be special for you to help celebrate your dad’s final full year with the Outlaws?

“It’s great to fly the Bad Boy Buggies colors this weekend. This is a special year for my dad, obviously, and to be able share a little part of that from time to time, such as this weekend, is pretty neat. We ran the Bad Boy Buggies car a few times last year and it was always fun. Hopefully, we’ll be up front this weekend and have both cars contending for wins.”

You haven’t raced at Kings Speedway or Perris Auto Speedway much during your career. How would you characterize each facility?

“Hanford is a track that we are still learning, since we’ve only raced one main event there and part of another show. We had a really strong car late in the feature last year and I was able to pass quite a few cars. We only have a couple of races left in California and we really want to end it on a strong note. We know there will be a tough field of cars, just like when we were at Tulare (Thunderbowl Raceway) a few weeks ago. Perris is definitely a fast track. Just like last weekend at Calistoga, time trials will be very important, especially with the new format. We’ll give our all as we always do and hopefully the chips fall in the right place.”

About Bad Boy Buggies

Bad Boy Buggies is a leader in off-road utility vehicles for hunting and outdoor lifestyles. Bad Boy Buggies pioneered the category of electrically powered 4x4 vehicles, ideal for hunting and outdoor recreation due to their silent, odorless operation and environmentally friendly, emissions-free drivetrains.

Today, the Bad Boy Buggies product line ranges from four-wheel-drive electric hunting machines such as the Recoil, a fully electric, 4WD vehicle with an innovative, highly efficient 72-volt AC electric drivetrain, to the Work Series of diesel and gas-powered utility vehicles, including the Bad Boy Buggies XD, a versatile 4WD, diesel-powered utility vehicle with a total capacity of 1,600 pounds. In 2010, the Bad Boy Buggies brand and product line were acquired by E-Z-GO, a business unit of Textron Inc.

For more information, please visit www.badboybuggies.com.

 

 

FARR’S LAST SYDNEY SHOW FOR SEASON

Official release: East Coast Pipeline Racing April 10, 2014

Robbie Farr and the East Coast Pipeline Racing Team will make their final NSW appearance this weekend for the final round of the Sydney Speedway Track Championship.

The Hi-Tec Oils #7 Maxim will roll out for it’s third-last race event of the busy 2013/2014 season in Sydney before heading to the team’s home base Queensland for the remaining two weekends of competition.

“We’re hoping to have a good showing in Sydney for our sponsors and our friends there,” smiles Farr, “we’ve had good car speed each time we’ve raced there so there’s no reason we can’t expect to carry that on this weekend.”

The team will head north after this weekend to contest the three-nights-in-three-days Tri City Shootout at Maryborough, Toowoomba and Archerfield over Easter before the final event on the schedule the following weekend (April 25-26) in the QLD title at Archerfield Speedway.

“It’s been a busy season and we’re hoping to finish it on a high,” explains Farr, “we hope to see everyone out at Sydney Speedway this weekend to begin with.”

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

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

 

 

Josh Schneiderman Rebounds for Strong Run

(West Burlington, IA – 4/9/2014) Josh Schneiderman and his Deuce Motorsports #49 were in Donnellson, Iowa last Saturday night racing at the Lee County Speedway. What started as a rough evening turned into a strong performance for Josh and his team. This week has the team dropping the 410 in to run with the MOWA Series at 34 Raceway this Saturday night. Josh would start the heat race in the 6th spot and looked fast through the first two corners, quickly moving into the 4th position. As he was coming through turn four, the second place car spun collecting the Deuce Motorsports #49. The damage to the car was too severe to restart for heat race action. “I really feel like we had a great opportunity to win that heat race,” commented Josh, “We got the car stopped before we hit the car spinning in front of us, but the car coming from behind ran up over our left rear and destroyed the top wing and drag link. The crew went to work and did a great job getting it fixed for the feature.” With a DNF in the heat race the World of Wheels #49 had to start from the tail end of the field (17th position). When the green flag flew, you could see Josh had one thing on his mind, get to the front. When the first caution waved after completing one lap, Josh and his Universal Therapy machine had already moved into the 9th spot. By the halfway point he had moved into the top 5. Josh worked hard over the final laps to get by the second place car, but came up just a little short, settling for the final podium spot. “We had an awesome car in the feature,” stated the 26 year old, “The crew did a spectacular job getting the car back together and also making sure we had a fast racecar. If we had started closer to the front I think we had a winning racecar, but after the rough start we were extremely happy with a 3rd place run!” Our featured sponsor of the week is World of Wheels. World of Wheels sells quality pre-owned vehicles and has been serving the Des Moines area for over 20 years. Mark and his sales staff’s #1 priority is finding you the vehicle of your choice. Be sure to check out their vast inventory online at www.worldofwheelsonline.com. Deuce Motorsports would like to extend thanks to all of our partners for the 2014 Season; World of Wheels, Universal Therapy, MD Orthopedics, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Kubota, Gear Heads for Gods, Trinity Archery, Ideal Ready Mix, Automotive Machine, J&J Auto Racing, Engler Injection, Hoosier Tire, Coors, Grand Strand Salon, SignTec, Weld Wheels, Hepfner Race Products, ButlerBuilt, and Mountain Dew Kick Start. You can follow Josh Schneiderman and his Deuce Motorsports #49 team on Twitter @JSRACING49 and on Facebook at Josh Schneiderman Racing to keep up with this season’s action.

 

Keizer Wheels to sponsor Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series

April 9, 2014

Petaluma, CA - The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is proud to announce that Keizer Wheels will award a selected competitor in each Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series main event with a $25 product certificate good towards the purchase of any Keizer product for both the Pit Stop USA Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Spec Sprint Cars at every event in the 2014 season. In addition, Keizer is providing 4 wheels as giveaways for the year end awards banquet.

"We are excited to have Keizer Wheels joining us as a sponsor of the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series for the 2014 season," commented Ed Coughenour, Pit Stop USA President/CEO. "Keizer makes top quality aluminum racing wheels and some of the strongest and most beautiful front hubs you'll find anywhere. Keizer is rapidly becoming a force in sprint car racing throughout the country."

Keizer Wheels have dedicated themselves to producing a wheel of the highest quality. Holding both weight and strength as their engineering focal points, Keizer produces many wheels which are both competitive and affordable. Keizer Wheels are cold spun with U.S. aerospace quality aluminum to meet precise tolerances. Keizer's double spun, cold drawn parts in combination with their unique and protected heat treat processes give Keizer their perfect part. Wheel components are made from 5051 T6 cold forged Billet and are CNC machined to specs.

The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series features the best in 360 Winged Sprint Car and Non-Wing Sprint Car racing action at Petaluma Speedway. PitStopUSA.com is a premier online retailer based in Petaluma, California and offers over 400 brands and 40,000 products at low everyday prices.

https://www.facebook.com/PitStopUsaSprintCarSeries

 

 

“Salute to Duke Griego” Sat. at MRP 5 divisions ready to rumble.

Marysville- Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park will pay tribute to former racer, community leader and business man Duke Griego who passed away this week at his home. Griego was among the first race drivers to test the clay at what is now known as Marysville Raceway Park. Further, Griego was in attendance nearly every Saturday night. More than that Griego was a friend of racing and particularly the racing that has been staged over the last 7 seasons under the guidance of the Hawes family.

Griego’s remarkable good humor and passion for the sport was an added bonus each time he attended. On more than one occasion Duke cornered this observer, MRP officials and promoter Hawes with ideas on how to make the MRP facility more family, spectator and racer friendly. Most of those suggestions, in time, were implemented by promoter Paul Hawes. Promoter Hawes will honor his friend with a traditional racer’s Checkered Flag Lap during pre-race ceremonies. Griego was a community leader on many levels and will be sorely missed by eveyone in the racing world.

Championship Point Race #2 will be offered Saturday as the mighty MRP Winged Sprint Cars return with the MRP Wingless Sprint Cars. The MRP Super Stocks and Hobby Stocks will add some first class fender crunching excitement to the evening. The Nor Cal Dwarf Cars will also appear in their first 2014 outing.

In the MRP Winged Sprint Car division, 3-time and defending champion Billy Wallace from Grass Valley will have some pretty stout competition from 3 time champion and last week’s feature event winner Colby Wiesz of Colfax. The 2007 MRP Champ, Grass Valley’s Jeremy Burt, will be at MRP as well. Last Saturday night, while running second, Burt had throttle issues when a piece of clay lodged between the gas pedal and the floorboard. He nursed the car to a fine 3rd. Former champion Mike Monahan out of Sparks, Nevada had a difficult night last week and looks to improve his position in the standings.

Once again MRP presents a great “Race of Champions” in the winged sprinters. Returning former champion, Marysville’s own Cortney Dozier, will also be in the hunt. 5-time champ Korey Lovell of Yuba City is trying for championship #6 and twin brother Kevin Lovell also from Yuba City will be his teammate.

Others to watch for include Woodland’s Peter Paulson who continues to impress. Paulson was a factor all year in 2013. Husband and wife racers Raquel and Heath Hall of Oroville will be returning for round 2. Auburn’s Jimmy Steward has an all new car and new power for 2014. Rookie contender in the MRP Winged Sprint Car division, Marysville’s own Jeremy Hawes will be back after a fine 6th place finish on opening night.

The MRP Super Stocks are loaded with local talent including Bad-Fast James Castleberry, legendary and controversial Jerry Bartlett in his final season and Yuba City championship contenders Phillip Shelby and Cory Hall. Marysville’s Cort and Rick Dozier and Wild Willie Horn, among others, will represent talent from east of the bridges.

Rookie sensation Evan Scroggins from Sutter will try to make it 2 in a row after last Saturday’s spectacular performance in the MRP Wingless Warrior class. Oroville’s Erin Gustin, along with local stars Misty Castleberry and Johnny Burns will try to stop Sacramento’s Tim Sherman Jr. who was the fastest driver in the class last week. A flat tire kept Sherman out of victory lane. Marysville’s Josh Vieira couldn’t buy a break and he’ll return with a renewed purpose.

67 cars signed in on opening night with additional entries expected this week. Gates open at 5pm with racing getting underway at 6:30pm. More, later.

GPS: Marysville Raceway Park is located at 1468 Simpson Lane in Marysville California. www.marysvilleracewaypark.com is the website.

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY BEGINS DRIVE TO $100,000.00 FOR RELAY FOR LIFE!

(Perris, CA, April 9, 2014) This Saturday night, April 12th, when Perris Auto Speedway hosts the So. Cal Sprint Car Spectacular” featuring the STP World of Outlaws, Amsoil USAC/CRA and PAS Senior Sprint Cars, the popular Riverside County oval will begin “The Drive for $1200,00.00” for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM on Saturday and the first race will bump off just after 7:00.

2014 will mark the eighth consecutive year that the track has supported the Relay for Life. To date, $89,711.00 has been collected and Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian hopes to see that total top $100,000.00 in 2014.

“This all boils down to our great fans,” Kazarian said. “We have asked them to help us in this and they have done so every year. From pocket change to hundred dollar bills, it all helps and our fans have been very generous in helping fight this dreaded disease. We also have to thank all of our wonderful drivers. They go into the stands at the events and collect money in their helmets. That is where a majority of it comes form. All of the fans and drivers have relatives or friends who have been affected by cancer and they know it is a horrible disease. They all have given graciously to help.”

In addition to this Saturday, there will be three other dates that the track will be collecting donations. April 26th at Night of Destruction #2, May 24th Salute to Indy and July 4th.

In the mid-1980s, Dr. Gordy Klatt, a Tacoma colorectal surgeon, wanted to enhance the income of his local American Cancer Society office. He decided to personally raise money for the fight against cancer by doing something he enjoyed—running marathons.

In May 1985, Dr. Klatt spent a grueling 24 hours circling the track at Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma for more than 83 miles. Throughout the night, friends donated $25 to run or walk 30 minutes with him. He raised $27,000 to fight cancer. That first year, nearly 300 of Dr. Klatt's friends, family, and patients watched as he ran and walked the course.

While he circled the track those 24 hours, he thought about how others could take part. He envisioned a 24-hour team relay event that could raise more money to fight cancer. Months later he pulled together a small committee to plan the first team relay event known as the City of Destiny Classic 24-Hour Run Against Cancer.

In 1986, 19 teams took part in the first team relay event on the track at the colorful, historical Stadium Bowl and raised $33,000. An indescribable spirit prevailed at the track and in the tents that dotted the infield.

The vision turned into over 5,200 Relay For Life events across the United States today and nearly $5 billion in fundraising to save lives from cancer. In addition, the American Cancer Society licenses twenty non-governmental cancer organizations in other countries to hold Relay For Life events to battle cancer across the globe.

For 28 years, Relay For Life has provided inspiration and hope for millions of cancer survivors and

Advance tickets for Saturday’s “So Cal Sprint Car Spectacular,” which include a free Outlaws spectator pit pass, are available at the following link http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=424&backurl=default.asp or by calling toll free to: 877 395-8606.

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

Camping for all events at The PAS is available for $25.00 per night. The campground will open at noon on Friday. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, McMahon’s RV, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Prolong Super Lubricants, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

To keep up with all of the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, sign up at The PAS Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: http://twitter.com/perrisautospdwy.

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: http://twitter.com/perrisautospdwy.

Video and DVD productions of all racing events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the web site http://www.loudpedalvideo.com/

Fans can participate for free in The PAS 2014 Fantasy League at: http://www.shorttrackin.com/. There are separate divisions for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and the Amsoil OilTwins.com PASSCAR classes of Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and the Modifieds. Players can compete in as many divisions as they like. Prizes will be announced as they come in.

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

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

 

 

Kraig Kinser Concludes West Coast Swing this Weekend

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — April 9, 2014— Spring-type weather has finally reached most of the country and that means it’s about time for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series to begin heading back east for races in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Before they can do that though, there is one more matter of business in California, as the “Spring Break Tour” wraps up at Kings Speedway and Perris Auto Speedway this weekend. Kraig Kinser looks to finish the early season West Coast portion of the schedule with a couple of strong finishes, and will be sporting the Bad Boys Buggies colors this weekend on his car.

Kinser will open the weekend aboard the No. 11K Bad Boy Buggies/MVT/Casey’s General Stores/Maxim on Friday, April 11, at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. He’ll conclude the weekend at Perris Auto Speedway, just outside of Los Angeles on Saturday, April 12.

“We ran the Bad Boy Buggies car a few times last year and it’s great to have them on-board again this year,” said Kinser. “Obviously this is a special year for my dad and to share the Bad Boy Buggies look for a few races is pretty neat. Hopefully we’ll both be up front and in contention both nights.”

The native of Bloomington, Ind., finished fifth last season at Kings Speedway, making a late race charge, after starting 12th. Kinser timed in 11th-fastest, which put him on the pole of a heat race. He ran third in that heat, just missing a spot in the dash by one position. Last year marked the first main event start for the third-generation driver at Kings Speedway. He raced at the track in 2011, but the A-Feature was rained out that night just as the cars pushed off.

“Hanford (Kings Speedway) is still a place I am learning,” he shared. “We had a great car later in the race last season and were able to pick up quite a few spots as the laps wound down. I qualified in the perfect spot last year, but wasn’t able to capitalize on that in the heat race to get into the dash. With the new format we’ve been running the last few weeks, timing in the right spot can really affect the rest of your night. You have to race hard every lap in the heat race and try to win it.”

Kinser has made three A-Feature starts at Perris Auto Speedway with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, finishing a career-best fourth in 2012. He finished 16th last year on a track that was challenging to pass on. He opened the night 18th in time trials and finished fifth in his heat race to earn a spot in the main event, where he lined up 18th. Kinser made his debut at Perris in 2004, finishing eighth in the main event that night.

“Perris is a fast place,” said Kinser. “We haven’t had the best of West Coast trips, so we want to try and end on a strong note. That’s a place I’ve done well at in the past and last year we were pretty good on the higher banked tracks. They are also running the (410) non-wing cars with us on Saturday night and for the fans it will be the best of both worlds and should be a great night of racing.”

Last weekend, Kinser finished 11th in the opener of the two-night event at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway and was 16th in the finale. He was fifth-fastest in time trials on the first night, which marked his sixth top-10 qualifying effort this season.

Heading into this weekend’s pair of races, Kinser is 10th in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship standings, with a trio of top-10 finishes.

Kraig Kinser Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, Mesilla Valley Transportation, King Racing Products, Maxim, Aerodine Composites, Sander Engineering, Integra Shocks, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bell, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Schoenfeld Headers, Donovan Engineering, Fel-Pro, Brodix, Wilwood, Dyer’s, Barnes Systems, Ringer Gloves, Jakes Custom Golf Carts, and Ben Cook Racing Limited for their continued support.

Kraig Kinser By the Numbers: Kings Speedway & Perris Auto Speedway 0.375- Miles around Kings Speedway 0.5- Distance around Perris Auto Speedway in miles 1- Career main event start at Kings Speedway 3- A-Feature starts at Perris Auto Speedway 9.3- Average finishing position in three career starts at Perris 12- Races completed by the World of Outlaws thus far in 2013 12.293- Track record at Kings Speedway 13.875- Qualifying record at Perris Auto Speedway 262- Miles from Calistoga Speedway where the World of Outlaws raced April 5-6 to Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. 275- Miles from Kings Speedway where the World of Outlaws compete on April 11 to Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif. 1486- Points earned this season through April 5 2004- Year of first start at Perris Auto Speedway 2013- Year of first main event at Kings Speedway

Keep up with all the action For the latest news on Kraig Kinser, visit http://www.kraigkinser.com, and follow Kraig on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kraigkinser11k and receive live updates from the track each and every race night.

Tune in Listen live to each and every World of Outlaws event on DIRTVision.com with “The Voice of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series” Johnny Gibson on the call. Visit www.DIRTVision.com for live audio of each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event.

 

 

King Racing Products on board with Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2014

Petaluma, CA - The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is pleased to announce that King Racing Products will award a selected competitor in each Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series main event with a $25 product certificate good towards the purchase of any King Racing Products component for both the Pit Stop USA Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Spec Sprint Cars at every event in the 2014 season.

"We are proud to have King Racing Products on board as sponsors of the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series for the 2014 season," commented Ed Coughenour, Pit Stop USA President/CEO. "King Racing Products offers a great selection of innovative sprint car parts and accessories and the company is a big supporter of sprint car racing here in California. King Racing Products manufactures top quality components that can be found on many of the top sprint cars in the country."

Time flies when you're having fun and that is exactly what everyone at King Racing Products has been doing is having fun. The staff at King Racing Products takes each job they do serious and give 100% every second of the day. The company is based upon their production and attention to detail and King Racing Products believes that if they build the best parts out of the best materials they can only climb to the top and that's exactly where they are right now, on top and leading the pack.

The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series features the best in 360 Winged Sprint Car and Non-Wing Sprint Car racing action at Petaluma Speedway. PitStopUSA.com is a premier online retailer based in Petaluma, California and offers over 400 brands and 40,000 products at low everyday prices.

https://www.facebook.com/PitStopUsaSprintCarSeries

 

 

Thomas Taking Extra Preparation into POWRi Doubleheader at Kokomo

Inside Line Promotions - COLLINSVILLE, Okla. (April 9, 2014) - Tyler Thomas used a soggy weekend to spend extra time in his race shop.

After the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series races at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., and at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., were cancelled last weekend because of the wet weather, Thomas focused his time on preparing for the upcoming Kokomo Grand Prix.

Thomas is slated to compete for only the second career time this Friday and Saturday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., for the POWRi event.

"Me and my dad spent a lot of time out in the shop last weekend," he said. "Kokomo Speedway is one of the best tracks in the Midwest. I know we'll have a good car to run up front. It's about me putting myself in the right places at the right time."

Thomas, who ranks fourth in the POWRi championship standings heading into the weekend, said his goal is to earn a top five both nights.

"They're expecting a pretty stacked field this weekend, which is great," he said. "I'm pretty excited to run up there. If I can qualify good I think we'll have a good shot at it. The biggest thing I struggle with is qualifying. We always seem to be pretty tight early in the night. We can't seem to get the speed out of the car in qualifying."

The lone race for Thomas at Kokomo Speedway was last season, when he placed second in his heat race before struggling in the main event.

"As far as the track goes, it's not the most technical track," he said. "From what I've seen in videos and from going there and watching a couple of times, that place is always two grooves. There's always a bottom if you are patient enough to run it."

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., for the Kokomo Grand Prix with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TylerThomasMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://Twitter.com/TylerThomas91

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tyler-Thomas-Motorsports/154971717863656

APPAREL -

Thomas has t-shirts for sale at his race trailer during every event this season. For his schedule, visit http://www.TylerThomasMotorsports.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Bell Helmets

Bell Racing USA LLC is the world's leading auto racing and karting helmet company. More champions in all forms of racing have worn Bell Helmets than any other brand. The Bell name is synonymous with innovation, technology, engineering excellence and superior helmet performance. For more information, visit http://www.BellRacing.com.

"I've been using Bell Helmets for the past five years and I don't think there is anything else out there I'd rather wear," Thomas said. "They've always been comfortable and are a very safe helmet."

Thomas would also like to thank BT Machine Inc., Quick Racing Products, Triple X Race Co., Haynes Equipment, Alpinestars, Factor 1 Racing, Thriller Photo and Esslinger Engineering for their continued support.

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To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Scribner Plastics to reward Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Fast Qualifier

April 9, 2014

Petaluma, CA - The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is pleased to announce that Scribner Plastics will award the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Fast Qualifier with a Scribner 5 Gallon Utility Jug for the Pit Stop USA Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Spec Sprint Cars at every event in the 2014 season.

"We are pleased to announce Scribner Plastics will award one of their popular 5 gallon fuel jugs to the fast time qualifier for the 2014 Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series season," commented Ed Coughenour, Pit Stop USA President/CEO. "We believe that Scribner Plastics makes the highest quality products on the market, and their 5 gallon utility jugs are used by every competitor in the pits. There is not a team in the series that could not use a new Scribner 5 Gallon Utility Jug."

Features unique to Scribner utility jugs include the Square design eliminating unusable spaces around the jug. They mate naturally and fit flush against walls and other flat surfaces. All Scribner jugs are manufactured from tough LLDPE polyethylene using their rotational molding process makes them the toughest around. The extra heavy duty top features Scribner's unique, polyethylene gasket, with a larger and wider gasket seat and, unlike o - rings, there is no swelling and falling out after a month of use.

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Driver Websites Makes Website for Sprint Car Pilot Trey Starks

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (April 9, 2014) - Trey Starks partnered with Driver Websites to create a brand new website.

The Puyallup, Wash., native selected a veteran website package, which includes updated press releases, schedule and results, photo and video galleries, biography information, sponsors logos with links to their websites and an online shopping cart for apparel at http://www.TreyStarks.com.

Starks, who scored a trio of feature victories last season at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., will return to racing across the country this year.

 

 

Driver Websites Creates Website for Mucci Motorsports Driver Joe Trenca

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (April 9, 2014) - Driver Websites recently finished building a custom website for Mucci Motorsports and its driver Joe Trenca.

Trenca, who lives in Clay, N.Y., has a veteran website package, which includes updated press releases, schedule and results, photo and video galleries, an image of his sponsors that link to their websites and more.

The 2012 Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Rookie of the Year, Trenca isn't running for points with any series or tracks this season. Instead, the team will compete at big events throughout the Northeast.

To learn more about Trenca and Mucci Motorsports, visit http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com.

 

 

Driver Websites Constructs Website for IRA Sprint Car Driver Jeremy Schultz

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (April 9, 2014) - Driver Websites created a custom website for Jeremy Schultz, who won the 2013 IRA Sprint Series Rookie of the Year Award.

Schultz, who hails from Beaver Dam, Wis., picked a professional website package, which will provide press releases, updated schedule and results, photo and video galleries, background information, sponsor logos with links to their websites as well as an online shopping cart for his 2014 apparel.

Schultz placed second last season with the IRA Sprint Series as he collected two wins and 14 top fives.

To learn more, visit http://www.JeremySchultzMotorsports.com.

 

 

Driver Websites Creates Custom Website for Karting Champion Cabot Bigham

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (April 9, 2014) - Driver Websites has customized a website for karting driver Cabot Bigham.

The Palo Alto, Calif., resident selected a veteran website package, which features background info and will include the latest press releases, an updated schedule with current results, photo and video galleries, links to sponsor websites and more at http://www.CabotBigham.com.

Bigham, who is the 2013 World Karting Association West Coast PRD champion, competes primarily at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., with the Red Line Oil Karting Series and he also races in select SKUSA Karting events throughout the country.

WHY DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE -

DRIVERS - There are so many aspects of running a successful race team outside of what you do on the track. It's what you do off the track that draws the attention you need to help with your team's recognition throughout the sport. A website is a very useful tool to keep your sponsors and marketing partners up to date with your racing. With our website packages, you have the ability to track the impressions and clicks your sponsor logos receive while being on your website. You can use that as a tool to show your current marketing partners the benefits of being involved with your race team - solely on the website. You can also use those same tools to help generate new, long-lasting marketing partnerships. On top of that, a website is a great database for your career and with the power of MyRacePass your information gets spread throughout that entire fast-growing network of websites.

TRACKS - With our packages for race tracks or series, you are not getting "just" a website. Our packages come with a whole line of online management tools to help you as the promoter/track owner/manager successfully carry out the day-to-day duties. Automatic point calculations, Mobile Web Apps for lineups, payouts, reporting structures for drivers, teams, 1099s and more are all aspects of our packages. With the principals of Driver Websites having its own dirt track in 2012, the company was able to bring everything it had learned throughout that weekly race season to the web packages offered to all the tracks and series. Also, while having a Driver Websites track/series web package, you will always get the latest updates to the Integrated Content Management System and updates to the management online software as well as the great aspects of content sharing throughout the MyRacePass network.

MYRACEPASSPRO -

MyRacePass Pro offers a full set of tools for drivers, tracks and series to GET RECOGNIZED quickly and easily. Whether you're a weekend warrior or travel the full ASCS or World of Outlaws tours, MRP Pro has the features you need in an online presence. Using MyRacePass PRO you can get a very professional, templated website that comes with all the tools and menu options of most of our custom websites. Most importantly, you can set everything up yourself with a custom domain name and background/header images. Starting out at simply $10 per month, you can set yourself apart from your competition and start utilizing the power of MyRacePass . There is a free 30-Day trial, so get to http://www.myracepass.com/pro today to see just how easy it is to "Get Recognized."

PRESS RELEASE PACKAGES -

Driver Websites now offers press release packages for its clients. In correlation with the importance of a routinely updated website, professional press releases showcase drivers, teams, manufacturers and tracks as recognizable partners in the racing community. Press releases continually keep your name in the spotlight with a positive image and most importantly, demonstrate the valuable partnership and message of each sponsorship. To learn more about the press release packages, contact Driver Websites at http://www.DriverWebsites.com or Inside Line Promotions at http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

DRIVER WEBSITES -

Driver Websites was assembled in order to give racers a way to get recognized through the Internet inexpensively so the racer can put their money where it needs to go - the ride. If you have ever experienced having your own website before, you will understand the fact that being able to update your own site was only a dream. Too many times you come across a site that has results, press releases and pictures from more than a year ago. Either the web developer is no more or you are tired of paying the monthly charges to update your site. Driver Websites has made uploading your own content to your own site a reality. With the tutorial videos DW offers you will see how easy of a system we have created. For more information, visit http://www.DriverWebsites.com .

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Racing Delayed One Week at Plymouth Speedway

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) A persistent winter and a soggy spring will delay the start of the 2014 season at Plymouth Speedway.

Practice at the dirt oval will be Saturday, April 19 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with the first race night Saturday, April 26. Gates will open at 3 p.m. and practice will begin at 5 p.m. Racing begins at 6 p.m. ET.

Plymouth Speedway officials say the move is in the best interest of the fans and this will also allow the track a little more time to dry. Plus, the chill may leave the air by the time the green flag drops on April 26.

Join us for the start of the new dirt season on April 26 where four different classes of racing will be featured: UMP Modifieds, 600 Open Sprints, Thunder Stocks and Super Streets. Find out what everybody’s talking about!

For ticket prices and more on the 2014 Plymouth Speedway schedule, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net.

About Plymouth Speedway Plymouth Speedway features a three-eighths (0.375) mile banked dirt oval owned by Ed Kennedy. Four different classes of racing are featured: UMP Modifieds, 600 Open Sprints, Thunder Stocks, and Super Streets. Regular season races are scheduled in the months of April through August on Saturday nights with several special events including Late Models and Sprint Cars. For information, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net, follow Plymouth Speedway’s official Facebook page, @PlymouthSpeed on Twitter, or email plymouthspeedway@yahoo.com.

 

 

Carson McCarl – Fast at Donnellson!

(Bill W) April 9, 2014 – After a solid clean run in his Sprint Invaders opener at 34 Raceway on March 30, Carson McCarl’s feature was anything but that last Saturday night at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. After solid runs in his heat and the Dash, the Altoona, Iowa driver’s night ended in a tangle on the second lap of the feature aboard the Mastell Brothers Trailer Service #27.

Carson and his brother Austin, who serves as crew chief, were joined by mother, Lori, who provided moral support. “I’m just really thankful to have my brother Austin with me right now,” says Carson. “He doesn’t have a ride, so it’s just him and me. We work really well together. He really has his stuff figured out, and he had me hooked up all night at Donnellson. I’m lucky to have a brother like him.”

Carson drew inside row two of his heat race and ran second to earn himself a spot in the Dash. “We had a really good run there in the heat,” he says. “With the Sprint Invaders you want to get into the top two in the heat to get in the Dash, and we were able to do that.”

Starting up front in the Dash, Carson had another strong run, finishing second. “Russ (Hall) got me on the start there in the Dash,” he says. “The car was working really well though, and we were able to hang onto second.”

The nineteen year old driver talked about the 3/8-mile oval in Donnellson. “The track was really tricky,” says Carson. “Turns one a two were slick all the way up to the fence. Three and four were really different. Especially in the heats, you could really honk it in there full tilt. You had to really hit your marks and make sure you didn’t do that down in turn one. Unfortunately, that’s what I did in the feature.”

Starting outside of row one, Carson was contacted by another car on the first lap. Then he was involved in a tangle and ended upside down on lap two. “I just a made a mistake there,” he says. “It was disappointing, because the car was really good. I don’t know if we would have had anything for Russ, but we definitely had a top three car.”

Carson talked about the incident. “The start of the race was screwed up a little,” he says. “Some of those guys were going crazy on the first lap. I was following (Tony) Shilling in one and two and he spun in front of me. I got into him. That straightened him out, and may have made my right rear go down there the following lap. Unfortunately, I got the worst of the whole deal.”

The team will take this weekend off before the Sprint Invaders get back underway, Wednesday, April 16th at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.

Carson would like to thank Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, Inc., Deanfield Farms (Gary and Sally Dean), Berryhill Racing, Vortex, Rossie Feed & Grain, Hoosier, DeBerg Concrete, HRP, Engler Machine, Phil and Vivian, Rider Racing Engines, Justice Brothers-Gillund Enterprises, Country Builders Construction, CM Rock, Bayaire Industries, Hinchman Racewear, Schoenfeld Headers, BMRS, Crow Safety, Butlerbuilt, KSE, Aurora Rod Ends, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, Bell and Jocko's for all their help!

Visit Carson on the Web!

Keep up to date on Carson’s racing at www.CarsonMcCarl.com!

Twitter: @CarsonMcCarl

Carson’s Releases!

Stay up close and personal with Carson McCarl’s racing. To receive Carson’s Releases, send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with “Carson” in the subject line.

 

 

Scelzi Powers to Career-Best World of Outlaws Finish During Calistoga Debut

Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (April 7, 2014) - Dominic Scelzi is heading into this weekend's King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series season opener on a positive note.

Scelzi is coming off his best career result with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series last Saturday at Calistoga Speedway, where he passed a race-tying high seven cars to place 16th.

"In the main event we really got rolling," he said. "It took me a while to get my corner entry right. I was having a hard time understanding what I needed to do. Once I figured that out I felt a lot more comfortable."

After qualifying 23rd quickest and placing eighth in his heat race, Scelzi ended fifth in the Last Chance Showdown to earn a transfer to the main event. He then started on the inside of the final row for the 30-lap feature.

"There wasn't a lot of lifting," he said. "You were going full speed everywhere. With the restart with five to go we really came alive. We had a good battle with everyone that was running with us. That's the best that we've been all year. It felt really good to get that under our belt. Overall, it was a pretty good night."

Scelzi returned to the half-mile track on Sunday and he qualified 27th quickest to kick things off.

"I made two really bad laps and made some bad decisions in qualifying," he said. "I thought the bottom was a little bit better and I didn't run it the right way. That set us behind the eight ball."

Scelzi charged from last to seventh place in his heat race and waged a tough battle with Kraig Kinser for the final lock-in position during the closing laps. However, a last-ditch effort for the sixth position came up short for Scelzi.

"I was right behind Kraig and going into turns three and four to the checkered I peeled off to go to the bottom to slide him," he said. "He rolled to the middle and I just couldn't clear him."

That relegated Scelzi to the Last Chance Showdown, which he started last. After being slowed in the first handful of laps during a wild battle for seventh place, Scelzi took over the position and set sail for the final transfer position.

"Once we got going we got our rhythm and started running a lot better," he said.

Scelzi tracked down the sixth-place driver with two laps remaining, but he was slowed with a mechanical issue on the final lap and crossed the finish line eighth - two positions out of a transfer.

Scelzi is set to race on Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series before beginning his chase for the King of the West championship on Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

"I have high hopes going into Tulare and back to the King of the West," he said. "Everyone's focus is to have a solid qualifying effort, a good heat race and run strong in the main event. Hopefully that'll put us up in the top 10. A top 10 would be a great start to the King of the West season considering the struggles we've had this year."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 5 (5); Feature: 16 (23).

April 6 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 7 (9); B Main: 8 (9).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 1 top 15, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

Based in Fresno, Calif., Whipple Superchargers manufactures superchargers for all types of cars. Whipple's dedication to innovative thinking, hard work, attention to detail and outstanding product performance has led to a better, American made product for the performance industry. For more information, visit http://www.WhippleSuperchargers.com.

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

Scelzi would also like to thank Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Roth Motorsports, Carlucci Transport, AXA Equitable Insurance - Bob & Gina Estrada, Panella Trucking, Red Rose Transportation, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, K&N Filters, Sparco, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and Schoenfeld Headers for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Wood Rebounds Following Sour Start at ASCS Midwest Region Opener

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (April 7, 2014) - After a challenging start to his weekend, Cole Wood rebounded with a pair of top 15s during the ASCS Midwest Region season-opening doubleheader at I-80 Speedway.

"We weren't able to start our heat race on Saturday," Wood said. "The car wouldn't start. I don't know if it happened when I shut the car off from hot laps or when I tried to fire off for the heat race, but it never started."

The team changed the steering assembly prior to the B Main, which Wood started on the outside of the seventh row.

"We got it figured out in the B Main," he said. "It was kind of a bummer when we couldn't do our heat race, but I was happy everybody on our team was able to rebound so well."

Wood rallied from 14th to place fifth and earn a transfer to the main event, which he started 19th.

"It was rubber down so I was happy to pass a bunch of cars," he said. "Our car was really good at working on the high line. I don't think I went down on the bottom once."

Wood picked off position by position and was credited with an 11th-place result.

He returned to I-80 Speedway on Sunday with a boost of confidence. Wood advanced from seventh to fifth place during his heat race, which earned him enough points to lock into the main event.

"I think we were really good at the beginning of the race," he said after starting 13th. "I had my line figured out, but a couple of guys got by me. Instead of staying with my line I followed them to their line. I think it would have been a better choice to stay up there and run the cushion."

Wood competed with several drivers just outside the top 10 for the remainder of the race and he ended with a 13th-place finish.

"I was really happy with our first night," he said. "We learned some things both nights that we will take into this weekend."

Wood is scheduled to make his debut this Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and he will also compete on Saturday at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, with the MOWA series.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: DNS (4); B Main: 5 (14); Feature: 11 (19).

April 6 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 13 (13).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and Saturday at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, with the MOWA

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ColeWoodRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wood17w

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cole-Wood-Racing/246046125428603?fref=ts

APPAREL -

Wood has t-shirts and hats available at his trailer at every race. For a schedule of events, visit http://www.ColeWoodRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wion's Body Shop

Wion's Body Shop is an auto body and paint shop located in Sacramento, Calif.

"Wion's Body Shop does a bunch of work for us to keep the cars looking sharp," Wood said.

Wood would also like to thank Elk Grove Ford, SpeedMart, Moss Racing Engines, Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center at Elk Grove Ford, Prime Time Customs, Weld Wheels, Sparco, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, NorCal Boxer Rescue and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Kevin Swindell Adds Another Podium Finish at I-80 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (April 7, 2014) - Kevin Swindell continued his podium-capturing performances with Blazing Racing as the team tackled the ASCS Midwest Region season-opening doubleheader last weekend.

On a challenging I-80 Speedway last Saturday, Swindell, who guided the car to a win and a third-place result in the team's first two races together, picked up where he left off.

After he finished third in a heat race, Swindell started the main event on the outside of the sixth row and promptly began to advance toward the front.

"I went through a few of them at the beginning," he said. "The places I would make speed guys would slide across. The restart gave me an opportunity to be creative. I think I got from seventh or eighth to third in a lap and a half."

After picking up a handful of positions in the first half of the race, Swindell quickly advanced several spots and executed a perfect slide job for third place in turns one and two with 10 laps remaining.

"(The other driver) tried to block me getting into turn one and leaned into me," he said. "I was able to slide across there and leave him enough time to know I was coming. I cleared him and got off the corner a little better than he did."

As Swindell drove through the rubber in the middle of the track in turns three and four, the other driver collided with him and Swindell flipped into the fence in turn four.

"I went in as low to the rubber as I could to cut off any opportunity to slide me," he said. "He blasted through the dust. By the time I knew he was there he was into the side of me."

Swindell was scored with an 18th-place finish.

The team returned to the wide track on Sunday and Swindell rallied from seventh to fourth place in his heat race, which gave him enough points to advance into the feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 4 to start on the outside of the second row.

"I got to second right off the start," he said. "I was slowly getting to (leader) Ian Madsen. When the traffic hit I was able to sneak between him and some lapped cars. I was pretty much cruising. Then we had a restart with 12 or 13 laps to go and the car popped a couple of times, like once every couple of laps. We had a restart with seven laps to go and it wouldn't run. It was like running half throttle, like running around there wide open turning the switch on and off."

Swindell maintained the lead until Danny Lasoski took over the top spot with two laps remaining. Swindell held on for the runner-up result, which was his third podium in four races with the Blazing Racing team.

"Everything has been good so far," he said. "The car has been really good and easy to drive. We'll just keep plugging along."

Swindell and the Blazing Racing team are slated to compete with the MOWA series this Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and this Saturday at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 18 (12).

April 6 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and Saturday at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, with the MOWA

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

UP NEXT -

Click on the link for highlights of Swindell's first victory of the season at 81 Speedway on March 29: http://vimeo.com/90509051

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Arai Helmets

Arai Helmets are a premier helmet manufacturer with distributers throughout the country. For more information, visit http://www.AraiAmericas.com.

"Arai Helmets are the best fitting helmet I've ever worn," Swindell said. "Visually and structurally it's the best thing I've ever put on my head."

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics and Todd and Susan LaHaise for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

 

 

Mark Burch Motorsports Records Victory During Season-Opening Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (April 7, 2014) - Mark Burch Motorsports and driver Danny Lasoski kicked off this season as strong as the program ended last year.

The team combined to score a victory on Sunday during the finale of the ASCS Midwest Region season-opening doubleheader at I-80 Speedway with Lasoski driving from third place to the lead in the final three laps.

"We love racing together," Lasoski said. "To be able to go to I-80 Speedway and win is great, especially with it being in Mark's backyard."

Lasoski started the weekend on Saturday by advancing from fifth to fourth place in a heat race, which earned him enough points to lock into the main event. After starting on the outside of the seventh row, Lasoski powered the Mark Burch Motorsports entry into the top five before ending with a seventh-place result.

"For starting as early as they did and with the wind they had, the track was phenomenal," Lasoski said. "You couldn't do any more than they did. It was tough that it laid rubber that early. We had a better car than that. It was driver error. I burnt the tires up."

The team took the lessons learned on Saturday into Sunday's event, which began with Lasoski claiming his heat race. That earned him a spot in the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 7 to start on the inside of the fourth row.

"I made sure we didn't run the tires off it," he said. "I never do this, but I actually looked at the scoreboard. I wasn't going to race until seven or eight laps to go. I don't even know where I was at position-wise. We had a caution with about seven laps remaining and from that point on I went as hard as I could."

Lasoski, who worked his way into the top five before the late caution, maneuvered into the lead by using a different line in the rubber.

"I had moved down a lane and it hadn't locked down rubber, but it was cleaned off enough where you could get going through there," he said. "The two lead cars were married together. When I came through there I caught them both entering turn three."

Lasoski drove into the runner-up position exiting turn four and he continued his momentum into the lead in turns one and two with two laps remaining.

"Danny Lasoski was true to form," Burch said. "Using a little bit of the low line, a little bit of the high line and a little bit of his own line, he saved his tires, bided his time and then dropped the hammer with a jaw-dropping late race charge to the lead.

"After a less than stellar performance Saturday night, adjustments had to be made. Fortunately, our crew did a great job of getting us prepared over the winter for this first race. Shane, Cal and Scott did a great job having everything ready to go so all I had to do was jump in the truck and head to the track. Due to work and prior commitments it was only Danny and I Sunday night, but the preparation paid off from the work done at the shop as usual. The Dude drove a flawless race and saved his stuff until the end. The last lap is the one that pays and we had a car and driver who made those laps the fastest ones of the race."

Additionally, Burch wanted to show gratitude to several sponsors who contributed to the triumph.

Engler Machine and Tool:

"We really want to thank everyone at Tim Engler's shop for all of their R&D work over the winter. 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 this season as well. Congratulations to Kasey Kahne Racing on their podium sweep the other night."

Huggins Cams:

"Steve Huggins still grinds some of the fastest camshafts - bar none. Other companies have spent millions to try and duplicate one thing - win races. We are proud to win with Huggins Cams."

Wolfweld Chassis:

"Once again "Ole' Yeller" got-r-done. Doug Wolfgang's attention to detail and craftsmanship makes all the difference in the world. From Little Rock to I-80 to Knoxville and everything in between his cars have been the platform on which we rely on."

Afco Gas Shocks by Dave Shaw - Speedway Motors:

"Dave Shaw has built and maintained our shock program thanks to Speedway and Afco since the first set won at Devil's Bowl three years ago. While other teams tend to dial themselves out with their shocks, the consistency of our Afco gas bulb shocks is unsurpassed."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 7 (14).

April 6 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (7).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DUDE. be nice

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"So this season we are partnering with Mike Smith Live and DUDE. be nice to help spread the word. Won't you join us?"

Mark Burch Motorsports would also like to thank Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Wolfweld Chassis, AFCO Gas Shocks by Speedway Motors, Weld Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, King Racing Products, Joe Gibbs Driven Race Oil, Speedway Motors, Speedway Shock Service, Hot Dot, Inc., Dyer's Top Rods, Wireless Amber Alerts, Hoosier Tire, Arrow Truck Sales, Donovan Blocks, Diamond Pistons, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Vortex Wings, S & S Welding, Inc., Sweet Manufacturing, Gessford Machine, DMI Bulldog Rears, Wulff Pumps, Red Devil Brakes, Total Seal Piston Rings, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, Huggins Cams and Harris Decals for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Trenca Kicks Off His Season With Pennsylvania Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (April 8, 2014) - Racing season is finally here for Joe Trenca, who will hit the track this weekend for a doubleheader in Pennsylvania.

Trenca kicks off his season this Saturday during the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints season opener at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove.

"First, we're going to try to shake the car down and make sure everything is going good," he said. "It's racing season so we're there to win this weekend."

The lone time Trenca has competed at Selinsgrove Speedway was May of last year.

"We made it into the main," he said. "We missed the setup a little bit, but we learned a lot from the track."

Trenca will wrap up his weekend on Sunday with his debut at Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown.

"I've haven't heard much besides turns three and four get slick," he said. "We're not quite sure what to expect. I'm going there open minded and we'll see how we do in hot laps and what the rest of the night brings."

Regardless of his lack of experience at the two big tracks, Trenca said it will be key to get off to a good start.

"Being so young and racing with the older guys and stiff competition, sometimes you go to big races just hoping to make the race," he said. "My attitude has changed and my mindset is that we're going there to win. Hopefully it'll be a good year by starting off with a top five or a top 10."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints and Sunday at Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fast Axle

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"Fast Axle has been with us since Day 1 in the quarter midgets," Trenca said. "They do a lot of dirt modifieds stuff and have expanded into the sprint car market."

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

 

 

Dollansky and Big Game Motorsports Kick Off Ambitious Schedule This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (April 8, 2014) - Saddle up because Craig Dollansky is set to make his season debut with Big Game Motorsports this weekend.

Dollansky and the Big Game Treestands team will kick off a schedule of approximately 50-to-60 events this Saturday with the Midwest Open Wheel Association at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, where Dollansky dominated last season's World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event.

"I'm chomping at the bit and feel like a caged animal looking forward to get after it," he said. "I can't thank Tod and everyone at Big Game enough for the opportunity this season. This is something different for myself and my family outside of what we've done the past few years. We're looking forward to it and embracing it. There's a lot of benefits to it."

Following the race at 34 Raceway, Dollansky will compete weekly at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, which opens its season on April 19. Dollansky hasn't raced for the Knoxville Raceway championship since 1995, when he placed third in the standings.

"Knoxville Raceway is the premier dirt track in the world," he said. "They've got a race track that the guys who work on it definitely work hard and take pride in what they do. When you look at Knoxville Raceway it's a tough race track that you have to work a little harder to get your car right."

Adding to the prestige of winning at the premier track along with the $20,000 prize to the track champion, Knoxville Raceway and MAVTV have partnered to showcase the weekly racing on national television. In addition to highlights of the racing, the television program will include features on several drivers.

"First of all I think TV is the driving force behind any sport," Dollansky said. "Unfortunately in sprint car racing there hasn't been a whole lot of TV coverage. It's great to see Knoxville put a package together with MAVTV and we're very excited to showcase the Big Game Treestands brand on television each week."

Dollansky, who ranks 10th on the World of Outlaws all-time wins list, will also compete in approximately two dozen Outlaws events this season. Highlighting that schedule will be the 54th annual Knoxville Nationals (Aug. 6-9 at Knoxville Raceway) and the Ironman 55 (Aug. 2 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.).

While Dollansky has claimed the past three Ironman 55 events, he is seeking his first career Knoxville Nationals title. Dollansky has seven top-five finishes at the Nationals, which is the most of any driver who hasn't won.

Dollansky is banking on the weekly experience to help him prepare for a run at this year's Knoxville Nationals title.

"It's difficult to go in there prepared properly when you're racing on the World of Outlaws tour," he said. "For our Big Game Treestands team it's going to be beneficial racing weekly and I think I'll be more prepared than I've ever been."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the Midwest Open Wheel Association

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Big_Game_TS

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

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INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Hagar Handles Slick Track at I-30 Speedway for Third Triumph of Season

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 8, 2014) - Momentum continues to build for Derek Hagar, who improved to 3-for-4 on the season with another victory last Saturday at I-30 Speedway.

Hagar charged from ninth to capture the feature win on the quarter-mile track, which hosts the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this Saturday.

"I think we're going to have good momentum going into the ASCS National Tour race this weekend," he said. "We have a real good feel on the car. Hopefully we can go out and get another win, which would be our first with the ASCS."

After advancing from third to second place during his heat race last Saturday, Hagar earned enough points to start on the inside of the fifth row for the main event.

"On the first lap they had a red flag and a couple of cars in front of us crashed," he said.

That moved Hagar to sixth for the restart and he capitalized by quickly maneuvering into fourth place.

"Then we ran third for the first part of the race and the track started coming to me," he said. "We were doing slide jobs for the lead. It was a fun race track. It was probably the raciest I've ever seen Little Rock."

After restarting second near the midpoint of the main event, Hagar powered into the lead entering turns one and two.

"I was expecting (the leader) to block the slide job and he didn't," he said. "I slid him going into turn one and took the lead and never looked back from there. When we came around to get two to go I was coming off turn four when Matt Covington blew a motor so they threw the caution. I had to make sure I tippy-toed real nice on the restart so I didn't hit any holes where it messed me up."

Hagar executed the closing laps on the slick track to perfection en route to his third win of the season. It also marked his third win at I-30 Speedway since 2010.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (9).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 3 wins, 4 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

Ride along with Hagar during his victory at I-30 Speedway on April 5 thanks to this video by Jones Sports Media: http://youtu.be/JDYTr1M4KjM

APPAREL -

Hagar has t-shirts, hats and koozies available for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes at. To see his schedule, visit http://www.DerekHagar.com/schedule.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - R.E. Enterprises

Based in Memphis, Tenn., R.E. Enterprises is a one-stop solution for sprint car parts and racing supplies, racing and performance shock services, chassis repairs and fabrication, and custom welding or machining needs. For more information, visit http://www.RacingEclipse.com.

"R.E. Enterprises has pretty much everything a team needs," Hagar said. "Not only do they help me out, but I work there doing shocks. That has been a huge advantage to me. I encourage everyone to check out R.E. Enterprises and the website."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Engine Issue Halts Covington's Charge at I-30

 Covington Motorsports-GLENPOOL, Oklahoma (April 9, 2014) Matt Covington took on the I-30 Speedway last Saturday night to run some laps before the ASCS National race this coming weekend.

Covington powered his way into the top-5 from the 16th starting position before engine issues sent him to the trailer with just two laps remaining in the feature.

“We had another solid night going for us, but unfortunately it didn’t end the way I would of hoped,” stated Covington, “We came down here to try some stuff and work on the car before the National race this upcoming weekend.”

Matt drew the 3rd starting spot for his heat race to start off the night. The track was very fast and racy come heat race time. Covington was able to race out front with the leaders and work for 2nd but ultimately settle for 3rd in his heat.

“We had a good car in the heat,” Matt said, “The track was just tacky and fast which made it hard to pass anybody once you got to them.”

Without being able to gain any passing points, Matt would have to run the B-main. With the pole starting position, Covington was able to jump out front and walk away with the B-main win.

The B-main finish would give Matt the 16th starting spot for the feature. At the drop of the green Matt would make a charge to the front. Covington would advance into the top-10 after only a handful of laps into the race. With about ten laps to go Matt would crack the top-5 and race into the 5th position. With the leaders bunching up as they worked into heavy lap traffic, Matt would do what he could to pass for 4th. Luck would go south for Covington with two laps to go as his engine expired, halting his run and ending his night.

“It was a bummer way to end the night after what looked to be a very promising run for us,” quoted Covington, This is my first ever engine failure since I started running sprint cars. But on the bright side there was a couple positives gained from tonight, and if we can run this strong next weekend when we come back I think we will be ok.”

Matt and his Covington Motorsports team would like to thank T&L Foundry, Triple X Chassis, Winters, Brodix, C.G. Martin Company, Factor 1 Racing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, Pro Shocks, DMI Components, Keizer Wheels, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, GME Steering, Wesmar Racing Engines, Bob Hurley RV, Eaton Industrial, Maxwell Industries, and Schoenfeld Headers for their support in 2014.

2014 STATS: Starts-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, AR. (ASCS National) Sunday at West Siloam Speedway (ASCS Sooner)

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio (Select Pay-Per-View video)

MERCHANDISE: There are still a few 2013 shirts on sale and in stock which can be purchased at the races in the trailer, or on the website www.mattcovingtonracing.com. 2014 merchandise will be available soon.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington11.

 

 

POWRi West Back In the Saddle Again

Cody Morris Lucas Oil POWRi West Public Relations

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Fresh off a thrilling (and chilling) 2014 season opening double at Tulsa’s Port City Raceway with our National kinsmen, the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series launches our first solo outings of the season this coming Friday and Saturday.

The thrills begin this Friday night at Sapulpa’s Creek County Speedway. A prestigious ¼ mile semi-banked oval built by legendary racer and promoter Emmett Hahn in 1985, victory lane in the inaugural Lucas Oil POWRi West visit to “The Creek” will be a legendary first.

The Lucas Oil POWRi West warriors then pivot southwest down the Turner Turnpike to Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway for a Saturday night weekend finale aboard Mark Banister’s 1/5th mile high banked, red clay oval. Saturday night’s Blue River Classic will be the first of 9 POWRi West outings at our cornerstone venue.

POWRi West joins both Creek County Speedway and I-44 Riverside Speedway in going Blue both nights as we race to raise awareness for autism. Bring your best blue to both events! To learn more about what you can do to raise autism awareness in our beloved Sooner State, visit www.autismoklahoma.com.

A whopping 50 entries vied for the season opening double in the first ever Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget event held at the vaunted Port City Raceway with Sooner State phenom Christopher Bell pulling off the weekend sweep.

Among West registered drivers, Collinsville’s Tyler Thomas is off to the early lead. However, Thomas’ current plans has him in Hoosier country this weekend, making Tulsa’s Alex Sewell the de facto point leader entering the weekend double over fellow Tulsan Matt Sherrell.

Over 20 entrants have confirmed their plans to compete in Lucas Oil POWRi West action this weekend, beginning with POWRi West promoter Eric Fenton who looks to rebound from a nasty tumble a few weeks ago at Port City Raceway. The field illustrates a nearly perfect divide among experienced open wheel aces and many talented rookies.

The experience is led by two time (2007/2008) ASCS Sooner Region Champion Brian McClelland and two-time State Fair Speedway champ sprint titlist Michelle Decker. Hardcore open wheel fans will note Mustang’s Travis Scott return to action this weekend as well, his first open wheel race in nearly 9 years. Tulsan’s Alex Sewell and Matt Sherrell give the experienced team some youth.

Owasso’s Ty Hulsey is a three-time Port City Raceway track champion in mini sprint competition, but now aims for his first full year in Midget action following a debut late last season at I-44 Riverside Speedway’s Twister Nationals. Also gearing up for his Midget debut is Pauls Valley’s Steven Shebester. There is not a prestigious mini sprint special in the region that Shebester has not aced at least a prelim in. Steven will make his Midget debut in Rick Bailey’s ride Saturday night at Oklahoma City. “Hurricane” Hannah Adair, Anadarko’s Ryan Padgett and Broken Arrow’s Jason McDougal each add to a talent-rich rookie contingent eager to bring their talent to Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget action.

~The details~

Friday, April 11th Creek County Speedway Gates open at 5pm. Program begins at 8pm. Pit passes are $30. General admission $15. Also in action at Creek County Speedway will be the Now600 A Class, Non Wing, and Restricted classes. For more information regarding Sapulpa’s Creek County Speedway, visit www.creekcountyspeedway.co

Saturday, April 12th I-44 Riverside Speedway Blue River Classic Gates open at 3pm. Mud pack and hot laps begin at 5pm. Program begins at 630pm. *NOTE earlier start times Pit passes are $30. General admission $12. Also in action at I-44 Riverside Speedway will be a full Outlaw program, as well as the Now600 vs. Texas Open Wheel Racing in the A Class, Non Wing, and Restricted divisions. For more information regarding Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway, visit www.i44riversidespeedway.com

NOTE to race teams - Factor One Racing will have tires in stock and on sale at nearly all POWRi West Midget events.

Special thanks to our 2014 Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series Partners: Factor One Racing, Southside Mowers, Tulsa Gas Technologies, MUD-X, and Rod End Supply.

The 2014 Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series features 16 events at five speedways in Oklahoma and Missouri. For more information regarding the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series please visit www.powri.com, Like and Follow POWRi West on Facebook, or e-mail us at powri_west@hotmail.com.

 

 

Abreu Ends West Coast Outlaws With Two Top Fives At Calistoga
 Kokomo Grand Prix Midgets Up Next

St. Helena, California. April 7, 2014. Continuing his impressive early season success that has seen him win national sprint car events with both the World of Outlaws and American Sprint Car Series, Rico Abreu again showed he belongs in the conversation of the sport’s best pilots with another dazzling display, this time over two nights at his home track at Calistoga Speedway.

After taking his first WoO win in dominating fashion at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway in mid-March, Abreu welcomed the WoO stars into his backyard. The little leadfoot started the weekend with a fifth place finish on a surface that saw track record speeds, then came back the next night to show his adaptability on a dryer track with a fourth place effort, outpointed only by the three car Kasey Kahne superteam.

On Saturday night at the picturesque half mile located in the heart of the Napa Valley wine country Joey Saldana smashed the 1997 track record set by Mark Kinser, lowering it to 15.731. Abreu qualified 10th fast in the 28 car field. With the lightning fast speeds the newly reconfigured track produced heat race action as follow the leader affairs, which Abreu did in winning heat one from the pole. He started fifth in the dash before finishing sixth, placing him outside the third row for the feature.

The main event was action packed as Brian Brown and Brad Sweet traded the lead several times in front of a packed grandstand. Abreu battled nearly race long with Saldana, point leader Donny Schatz, and defending WoO champion Daryn Pittman. As high as fourth near the mid-point of the race, Abreu settled for fifth by holding off Pittman, while Sweet led Brown, Saldana, and Schatz to the lap 25 checkered.

“The track was really demanding tonight,” said Abreu at the conclusion. “I got going real good there early in the race, but you have to run so hard with these guys that I got a little winded there and gave back the pass I made on Donny for fourth. I really enjoy running in front of my family and friends when I’m here, whether in a midget or sprint car, and I’m really looking forward to getting back here tomorrow night.”

With temperatures 10 degrees higher on Sunday, Sweet set fast time of 16.457 on a drier and wider racing surface, while the Abreu Vineyards Paul Silva wrenched number 24 stopped the clock with fourth quick time of the 27 entrants. Although the heat races were once again won from the front row, passing was in plentiful supply. Abreu started third and finished fifth in the first heat, again transferring to the headliner event.

Starting seventh at the outset, Abreu found himself fighting to maintain his pace with the leaders. Ninth starting Paul McMahan dropped him to eighth after lap one, but Abreu began to find the well prepared track to his liking. As pole starter Cody Darrah led in the early going with teammates Pittman and Sweet in tow, Abreu surged back by McMahan and set out for Saldana and fifth starting Logan Schuchart. By the mid-point of the race he had disposed of both and was tracking down two time WoO champion Jason Meyers for fourth place.

As the race approached 10 laps to go Abreu was the fastest car on the very racy track. With seven to go Abreu raced by Meyers and began to reel in the top three, who were led in order by Pittman, Darrah and Sweet. Sweet got into second with 5 to go, just before a yellow appeared for Schuchart. On the restart Abreu nearly made the pass on Darrah a couple of times, but cleared the checkered flag in fourth, while Pittman held on for the win over Sweet and Darrah to complete the KKR sweep of the podium.

“Man that was a fun race,” said Abreu as he emerged from his machine. “Paul really had the car nice and I could run the top and bottom really good. I had a great battle there with Meyers for quite a few laps and when I finally cleared him I thought I had something for the top three. That last yellow that came out kind of hurt my momentum, but I gave it all I had to the finish.”

As the national leader in winged sprint car wins at five – two night sweep of ASCS at Cocopah, AZ, Chico Silver Cup, Tulare WoO, and Stockton Open Comp 360 - Abreu now leaves the Golden State to head to Kokomo, Indiana for the Kokomo Grand Prix that will see nearly 50 wingless midgets on hand in the co-sanctioned event between USAC and POWRi. The two day affair, at the track that Abreu holds the qualifying record, will also be the season opener for the USAC regulars.

Abreu is intending to focus on capturing this year’s title, once again steering a potent car within the Keith Kunz Motorsports stable. He will go up against a multitude of strong contenders, including teammates Tanner Thorson and Christopher Bell, the defending series champion. Also challenging for the title will be Chili Bowl champion Bryan Clauson, New Zealander Michael Pickens, Darren Hagen, and Tracy Hines.

“I can’t wait to get back there,” said the St. Helena, CA driver. “Kokomo is one of the best tracks in the country. The competition level for this race is going to be unbelievable, and I’d love to get me a win or two to start the USAC midget season off with some good momentum. I know Keith will have a great car for me and I’m really looking forward to getting the championship chase underway.”

Abreu’s racing efforts are sponsored by Abreu Vineyards, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Stadelhofer Construction, Alpinestars, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown & Miller Plumbing, BR Motorsports, All Star Performance, Lucas Oil, Wilwood Disc Brakes and XYZ Machining, Inc.

For more information and news on Rico Abreu please visit www.ricoabreuracing.com.

 

 

Felker Looking Forward to POWRi's Kokomo Grand Prix This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - CARL JUNCTION, Mo. (April 8, 2014) - It has been a challenging two months since Andrew Felker returned to the United States following his racing trip to Australia.

Rain has plagued his schedule and mechanical issues hampered the team three weeks ago during the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series season-opening weekend.

"It's definitely frustrating, especially coming off a rough outing the opening weekend," Felker said.

The POWRi events last weekend at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., and at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., fell victim to rain, which leaves this weekend's doubleheader at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., as the next test to erase the sour taste.

"First off, I just want to get on the track at this point," he said. "We have some high expectations going into Kokomo."

Kokomo Speedway will host POWRi's Kokomo Grand Prix this Friday and Saturday at a track where Felker feels very comfortable despite limited laps.

Felker was battling with Kyle Larson for the runner-up position during a feature last season at Kokomo Speedway before Felker got into the cushion, which damaged the Jacob's Ladder.

"I definitely felt like we had a really good car last year," he said. "I hit the cushion too hard battling with Larson for second and we ended up limping it home."

Felker placed 11th last year and said he scored a top 10 approximately five years ago in his only other race at Kokomo Speedway prior to this weekend.

"With this weekend being a big show, realistically we'd like to be in the top 10 both nights and competing for a win hopefully," he said. "We need to have a good run."

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., for the Kokomo Grand Prix with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndrewFelkerRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndrewFelker11a

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

APPAREL -

Felker has t-shirts for sale at each of his races. To view his race schedule, visit http://www.AndrewFelkerRacing.com.

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.

"I've been with Engler Machine & Tool for three and a half years now and you can't get better customer service than Engler," Felker said. "I wouldn't drive a race car without Engler injection on it."

Felker would also like to thank Auto Xpress, 66 Truck & Foreign Salvage, MelMark Pipe & Supply, CSI Shocks, Momo's Racing Engines, Fontana Automotive, Schluckebier Farms, Pro Powder Coating, All-Pro Auto Interiors, Aggressive Graphics, KBR Performance, Weld Wheels, KMK Enterprises, Heath II, Wilwood, Maxim Racewear, Leading Edge Composites and Liquid Nitro for their continued support.

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

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Dover Drives to Pair of Top 10s in Season-Opening Weekend at I-80 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (April 8, 2014) - Jack Dover started his season with a solid performance during the ASCS Midwest Region doubleheader at I-80 Speedway last weekend.

Dover earned the Hard Charger Award after finishing fifth during the main event on Saturday before he ended the weekend with a seventh-place result on a track that took rubber both nights.

"I'm not upset, but I'm not happy," he said. "It's a good building point right now. I would have liked to have some wins, but the more I thought about it we were still thrashing on it the night before the first race. To put it together at the last minute and to get a pair of top 10s is good."

He opened the weekend on Saturday by advancing from fifth to fourth-place in his heat race on the narrow track, which left him one spot out of locking into the feature and placed him on the pole of the B Main.

Dover then led the distance to claim the consolation race and earn a transfer to the main event.

"The track started taking rubber in one of the corners in the B Main," he said. "I knew it was going to get more from the other classes so I left my car the same. It worked perfect in the A Main."

Dover rallied from 15th to score a fifth-place result, which earned him the award for passing the most cars.

"Coming from the B Main and finishing fifth, that's always a good night," he said. "I was really happy coming that far from the back of the field to fifth on that kind of track. When it starts taking rubber, it's hard to pass people."

Track conditions improved for the heat races on Sunday, when Dover maneuvered from eighth to a third-place result. That earned him enough points to advance into the feature redraw.

"The track conditions were great in the heat races," he said. "I just picked them off one by one. There was a top and a bottom groove. Pretty much where you wanted to run it would hold you."

Dover pulled the highest number - eight - in the redraw to start the main event on the outside of the fourth row.

"It was one lane around the top and there wasn't much passing," he said. "I'm not really down on myself because I know the track conditions were bad and I didn't miss the setup that bad."

Dover maintained a top-10 position for the entire race before finishing seventh.

He is slated to take this weekend off before a trio of events the following week.

Dover will compete on April 16 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and on April 18 at Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders. He will wrap up the week on April 19 at Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., with the Nebraska 360 Sprints.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 5 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 4 (5); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (15).

April 6 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 3 (8); Feature: 7 (8).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

April 16 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and April 18 at Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders and April 19 at Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., with the Nebraska 360 Sprints

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"Certified Transmission has been a great sponsor the last fews years in helping build Jack Dover Racing," Dover said. "On top of their support for the race team, Certified Transmission put a transmission in my personal truck a couple of years ago and it has worked flawlessly ever since."

Dover would also like to thank Eagle Motorsports, Home Pride Companies, Inc., Moss Racing Engines, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings, Inc., The Oil Medics, 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.

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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 STP 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.

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Scotty Thiel - Podium at Donnellson!

4/8/2014

Scotty Thiel - Podium at Donnellson!

Mother nature finally presented some decent weather to go racing in and the Scott Thiel Motorsports team took advantage of that by traveling to Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa this past Saturday night. After starting seventh in the 25 lap A-main event, Scotty Thiel drive his way up to a 2nd place podium finish.

The crew had worked hard on Friday night preparing their new race trailer so they could make the trip on Saturday morning. Final touches were made on Saturday before loading up and making the six hour haul to Donnellson, Iowa. They made the trip last April to Lee County Speedway with the Sprint invader series and pulled off a third place run. Scotty was excited to return back to the track and also get back in the seat. Florida was the last time he was in the car which was back in February.

Pill draw opened and Scotty drew a 20 pill, which set him to start third in the first 10 lap heat race event. The track began to slick off fairly quick as the night went on which made it difficult to pass. At the drop of the green flag, Scotty charged down into turn one and two on the bottom side. He tried to make the bottom work but lost some ground coming off of turn two and fell back into the fourth spot. He regrouped after one lap and worked his way up to the top side of the track. Several laps later, Thiel slid into the third spot and after ten laps would finish in the third spot, missing the transfer to the 6 car, 6 lap, Budweiser Shake-Up Dash event. That finish would place Scotty to start in the seventh position for the nights 25 lap A-Main event.

The cars were pushed off for the nights A-main event. Scotty knew the beginning laps were going to be the toughest as the track was slick from top to bottom. The field took the green and Scotty shot down to the bottom going into one. He made the car stick and charged off of turn two already up to the fourth position. He tried making the bottom work again in turn three and four but didn’t move up any more spots. He used the bottom side again in one and made the pass for third but a red flag came out as a car flipped in turn one. Scotty restarted in the fourth spot and after the restart, worked his way up to the third spot right way out of turn two. Thiel moved up the track to the cushion and had to make up some ground as the leaders had pulled away from the field. Only 8 laps were complete when a caution flew for a car spinning in turn two. On the restart, Scotty tried to make a slide job happen in turn one but came up short and settled back into the third spot. A few laps later, the opportunity presented itself and he began to battle back and forth for the second position. He made the pass for position on lap 14 and began to charge towards the leader. With only five laps to go, Scotty made the ground up on the leader and was within a few car lengths. Lap traffic was spread all over the track and made it tough to gain ground. With three laps to go, Scotty came off of turn two and the car began to sputter. Scotty instantly thought he was running out of fuel and began to back off and hold his position. The white flag flew and the Scotty was shaking the car to get any bit of fuel to come through and managed to hold on to the second place finish. After the race, the crew looked and still had 10 gallons of fuel left in the car. It turned out to be the fuel shut off level on the fuel filter than began to close with three laps to go which cut down the fuel supply to the engine.

““We were o.k. in the beginning, but Russ got out to a big lead,” Scotty said. “Towards the middle of the race, I found some rubber and we were running him down a little. Late in the race, the car started sputtering a little. I thought I was running out of fuel, so I backed it down to half throttle or so. I was just running my own race. It turned out it was the fuel shut off lever. Overall, the Professional Plating, XXX sprint car was phenomenal tonight. Congratulations Russ.”

Scott Thiel Motorsports will be traveling to the Oshkosh Speedzone on April 19th which will be the season opener for the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series and the debut of the STM 410.

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QuickCar Racing Products to support Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Champions

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2014 Season to Begin This Weekend

After a long and cold Minnesota winter, spring time has arrived at last and the 2014 season will commence this Saturday for Craig Dollansky and the Big Game Treestands #7 team. The team plans to travel to Burlington, Iowa and compete against the MOWA Sprint Series at 34 Raceway, a tight 3/8-mile bullring where ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ put on a dominating performance capturing the victory in his most recent visit to the facility with the World of Outlaws last June.

“It’s been a long winter and I’m chomping at the bit to get racing,” commented Dollansky. “I feel real good about the great job that Scott Vogelsong and Brian Kemenah have done getting this race team prepared. Burlington is a nice little race track and they work hard preparing a good track to race on so I’m looking forward to going back to that track.”

The #7 team will then prepare for opening night at Knoxville Raceway as the Lucas Oil Championship Cup Series roars to the green flag on April 19th. From the short track of 34 Raceway to the big half-mile of Knoxville Raceway, the contrast is quite different but a good early season transition that has Dollansky eager to begin the season.

“I enjoy the half-miles and the change of track size, I feel our team is going to be very well prepared and ready to go to work and get a handle on our cars and get after it,” explained the Elk River, Minnesota native.

The following week will see the Aggressive Hydraulics backed team travel to Oklahoma for World of Outlaws competition on Friday at Salina Highbanks Speedway, a track that Dollansky has captured the only two Outlaw events at the facility coming in 2011 and just last season. The plan is to then return to Knoxville Raceway the following evening, April 26th.

Stay up to date with Craig Dollansky Racing online at dollanskyracing.com and facebook.com/dollanskyracing.

 

 

Reutzel Off to I-30 After Two More Top-Fives!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 8, 2014) – Aaron Reutzel has Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway in his sites coming off another strong weekend that included a pair of top-five runs for the Stafford Performance-powered Bob and Christie Miller’s Car Parts Machine/Wren’s Motorsports No. 87 Triple-X chassis.

While Lucas Oil ASCS National action resumes Saturday in Arkansas, Reutzel took advantage of an idle National weekend to take in two ASCS Gulf South nights close to his Clute, TX, home.

The Battleground Speedway double in Highlands, TX, proved to be another good weekend for the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt team with a runner-up finish in Friday’s main event before finishing fourth on Saturday.

“It was a good weekend,” Reutzel commented. “We’re really happy with our engine program and the car right now.”

A bad draw worked out just right for Reutzel as action got going on Friday night. “We drew bad for the heat, but it was the right heat to draw a bad number so it worked out.”

Reutzel raced from the tail of the heat to finish third and ranked second in passing point aboard the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/BC Fundz/Wright Way Logistics mount to get in the redraw where he drew the pole position for the feature.

“It was dead slick top to bottom, it was one of those things where we really weren’t sure where we needed to run,” Reutzel explains. “I rolled the bottom the first couple of laps and Sam (Hafertepe) and Seth (Bergman) got by.”

“I moved the wing back and moved up the track and started diamonding off the corner, we got back by Sam and ran down Seth. I thought I was going to get him in traffic, but he never once made a wrong decision.”

Reutzel had one run at Bergman for the win that nearly ended in disaster just a handful of laps from the finish. “I dove underneath coming off the corner and we drag raced down the frontstretch. Seth cut down getting into one, I tried to miss him and miss the infield tires but we hit, I ended up spinning and Seth cut through the infield,” Reutzel explains of the wild chain of events.

“We kept it going but we fell back to fourth, a caution came out then for someone else and we got our spot back.”

“I didn’t get a good start on the restart so then we just never could get back up there to do anything with him,” Reutzel explains of the late-race restart. “We just didn’t capitalize on starting from the pole.”

With a season-best runner-up finish logged into the books on Friday, Reutzel redrew the sixth starting position for Saturday’s main event and fell back even further in the blink of an eye.

“The car in front of us got a horrible start to begin with then got sideways, we probably fell all the way back to tenth,” Reutzel explains.

The chances of getting back up front were minimized further by track conditions.

“It ended up being one lane around the bottom so it was tough,” Reutzel comments. “We got our way back there to fourth and that was all we could do, we were the same speed as the rest of the top four.”

With a strong weekend in the books, Reutzel is pleased with the No. 87 car as the first stop of the year at I-30 Speedway looms this Saturday.

“We’ve got good speed right now, if we can just keep our luck going with it we’ll have some good finishes and gain some points.”

As for I-30 Speedway, “I like it when it’s completely dusted off or when there’s a big ol’ curb right around the top,” Reutzel explains. “Maybe a little treacherous getting in, it’s fun that way, you really have to get your elbows up.”

A first-time visit to West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, OK, for the ASCS Sooner Region season-opener on Sunday is tentatively on the docket as well.

2014 Quick Stats: 14 races, 5 top-fives, 9 top-tens, 1 heat race win, 2 “B” Main wins.

Up Next: ASCS National Tour at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway on Saturday and ASCS Sooner Region at West Siloam Speedway on Sunday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on track-action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on racinboys.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Wins and Track Records Highlight Week For KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: Another week led to more areas in the country kicking off their sprint car and midget seasons, and that led to more celebrations for KSE Racing Products.

With the World of Outlaws winding down out west, the stars shined brightest at the Calistoga Speedway as Kasey Kahne Racing teammates Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman both used their new lightweight Black Series KSE Gen2 Steering Gears to pick up impressive wins. Aside from the two of them winning, on both nights of action the top five finishes utilized Gen2 Steering Gears, including an historic Top-3 podium sweep for KKR.

Also noteworthy from Calistoga was Joey Saldana setting the all time track record at the famed Calistoga Speedway as he got into the 15 second bracket using his Black Series Gen2 Steering Gear, HPD Pump, and Sting Ray Wing Valve & Slider.

In ASCS action, Jason Johnson picked up an emotional win with the Gulfsouth Region at the Battleground Speedway. Johnson won a race that was ran in honor of a fallen JJR crewmember. Also picking up regional ASCS wins were Terry McCarl at I 80, and Joshua Williams at the Tucson International Raceway.

Through the Midwest, KSE Power Steering Products notched a handful of wins as Justin Grant won the USAC race at ‘The Burg’, Kody Swanson raced his way to an impressive Silver Crown win at Terre Haute, Russ Hall dominated at Lee County, and Dale Blaney pocketed his 100th career UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions triumph by way of his Saturday night win at the Attica Raceway Park.

Though the World of Outlaws have been in California for a month, local tracks are starting to get their season’s started as the World of Outlaws head out, and Andy Forsberg used his KSE Power Steering to grab the lead in lapped traffic on his way to winning Placerville Speedway’s opening night.

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Baughman Embraces Special Moment During His Career-Best Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (April 8, 2014) - A special moment capped a spectacular weekend for Josh Baughman.

After wrapping up the ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader with another top-10 finish in his Jason Johnson Racing entry, Baughman joined his boss in Victory Lane at Battleground Speedway. The two teams then adorned backwards LA Dodgers hats with the name "Patrick Silva" stitched into them to honor Baughman's crew member who passed away two weeks ago.

"That just shows that we're a team and a family and he's not been forgotten about," Baughman said. "He loved the Dodgers. He always had a Dodgers hat on. We're going to continue racing in his honor."

While Johnson scored the victory during the Patrick Silva Memorial on Saturday, Baughman put together his best career weekend in the 360ci class.

He opened the event on Friday by charging from sixth to a second-place finish in his heat race, which earned him the most points of any driver and a trip to the feature redraw.

"We had a really good car Friday night," he said. "The track didn't have much moisture to it. We were patient and didn't get caught up in anything."

After pulling the No. 6 to start on the outside of the third row for the main event, Baughman battled within the top five for the entire race and waged an epic war with Johnson for fourth place - the final position that locked into Saturday's main event.

"We raced with Jason across the line and he beat us by about a foot to lock into the feature on Saturday night," Baughman said. "Being able to run with Jason and racing to beat the boss is definitely a thrill. That shows all the effort our teams put together. Last year we wouldn't even be able to get up there."

Baughman's fifth-place result was his first top 10 of the season and it gave the team momentum as it headed into the finale on Saturday. However, Baughman was caught up in a crash early in his heat race, which he started on the outside of the third row.

"We had about five restarts in our heat," he said. "On the first three starts we were up to second before we came out of the first turn. On the fourth restart a guy stopped in front of me going into turn one. I plowed into him and it tore my front wing off. I just survived the rest of the race. That thing wouldn't handle."

Baughman's sixth-place finish gave him enough points to lock into the main event starting 15th.

"We rebounded pretty good," he said. "I was just being patient and staying out of trouble. We hugged the tires and picked them off when we had the chance."

Baughman maneuvered to a seventh-place result, which marked his third top 10 of the season.

"This is by far the best weekend I've had in racing in the 360 class," he said. "It's something we are building on. We meet every week after every race and we set goals. The way everything is clicking there is no reason we shouldn't win real soon."

Baughman is taking the next two weeks off before returning to action with the ASCS Lone Star Region on April 25 at Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock, Texas, and on April 26 at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 4 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 5 (6).

April 5 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 7 (15).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

April 25 at Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock, Texas, and April 26 at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, with the ASCS Lone Star Region

SOCIAL 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 race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.JoshBaughman.com.

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"They've been a part of my racing for quite a while," Baughman said. "I'm glad to have Beard Equipment be a part of the team and we couldn't do it without them."

Baughman would also like to thank Hollywood Blasting and Coating, Energy Equipment Co., Fischer Body Shop, Gleco Platings, Compression Generation Services, B&H Industrial Supplies, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, MSD Ignition, Weld Wheels, Vortex Wings, Maxim Chassis, Moss Racing Engines and Oakley for their support.

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Amber Balcaen Announces Big Plans for 2014 Season

Winnipeg, Manitoba (04/08/14) - 22-year-old, Amber Balcaen from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is proud to announce that the 2014 season will mark her most ambitious to date as she will pilot both a 360 c.i. and a 410 c.i. Sprint Car for Apex SpeedSports Inc.

"Since I was a little girl it was always my dream to race a Sprint Car," says Balcaen. "After graduating from college with a degree in business management last spring, I realized that 2014 was the year to start making my racing dreams come true."

Balcaen has a background in racing Lightning Sprints for the past few seasons, but was ready to move on to a new challenge. After spending the last eight months in pursuit of sponsorship for 2014, Balcaen was able to solidify a few deals, but not enough to move her in the full-sized Sprint Car ranks.

She notes, "I had some great companies come on board to sponsor me, and I also received $5,000 for making it as one of fifteen finalists in the Champion Spark Plug Search for a Champion contest, but it still left me short of my sponsorship goals."

However, a few weeks ago Balcaen's luck began to change for the better, when she was contacted by Chris and Charlotte Unrau, owners of Apex SpeedSports Inc.

"They asked me what I needed to make the move to Sprint Cars, and we discussed what goals had to be achieved to make it happen," comments Amber. "I'm proud to announce last week that we were able to finalize terms to make this a reality!"

The 2014 season will find Amber piloting the Apex SpeedSports Inc. entry on the full Northern Outlaw Sprint Association (NOSA) Sprint Car tour. The team will utilize Eagle chassis with power plants prepared by Lou Kennedy Sr., who is Balcaen's 75-year-old, grandfather. Tommy Taylor will serve as crew chief on the entry. When not competing in series action Balcaen will compete at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) on Friday nights as well as select events with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Cars, All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCOC) Sprint Cars, and the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (ASCS).

The start to the 2014 campaign is largely dependent on weather, but right now it looks like the first event will be on Friday, May 2nd at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) with a Weekly Racing Series Event.

"I'm very grateful to the Unrau family and my sponsors for this great opportunity," comments Balcaen. "I look forward to this new challenge, and hopefully I can give back to them for affording me this chance to make my dreams come true."

Balcaen continues to ink sponsorships for the 2014 season so any interested parties are encouraged to please contact the team at sponsorship@apexspeedsports.com. Follow Amber on Twitter and Instagram at www.twitter.com/amberbalcaen10 and find her on Facebook at Amber Balcaen Racing.

In addition a new website is currently being developed by MSR Mafia Marketing Services and will be launched into the cyber world in the coming weeks.

Amber Balcaen would like to thank her marketing partners for the 2014 season, which include Apex SpeedSports Inc., Champion Spark Plugs, CDR, Metalz in Motion, Imrie Demolition, Simpson Race Products, Red Dragon, FK Rod Ends, Kirkey Racing Seats, Hoosier Tire, Weld Wheels, MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

 

 

Owasso Native Daryn Pittman Returns to Oklahoma with World of Outlaws April 25

Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Okla. (April 8, 2014) - In addition to the electrifying racing, Daryn Pittman has an added reason for his excitement heading into the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race at Salina Highbanks Speedway on Friday, April 25.

It's only a 45-minute drive for Pittman to arrive at the fast track, which hosts the lone event for the premier sprint car series in Oklahoma this season.

"I always enjoy going to tracks near Oklahoma," said Pittman, who hails from Owasso, Okla. "I have a huge fan base out of the Tulsa area. It's something we look forward to. It was exciting for me to go back and race last year leading the World of Outlaws points and it'll be just as exciting to go back this year as the defending World of Outlaws champion."

Pittman, who estimated he will have an extra dozen family and friends in attendance, finished second in both his heat race and the dash before ending the night with a third-place result last year at Salina Highbanks Speedway en route to earning his first career World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship.

"I felt like we had a good shot to win the race," he said. "I started on the front row all night long and just lost the starts and ran second in everything. We were right there."

Pittman had similar success during the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series debut at Salina Highbanks Speedway in 2011. He won a heat race and placed second in the dash before capping the night with a fourth-place finish in the main event.

Minnesota native Craig Dollansky claimed the feature victory in 2011 and last season.

INFORMATION -

WHO: World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

WHAT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, which features open-wheeled, 900-plus horsepowered race cars, travels the country for more than 90 races at more than 50 dirt tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces

WHERE: Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla.

WHEN: Friday, April 25

TIMES: Pits open at 2 p.m.; Main gates open at 4 p.m.; Racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS -

Check out the O'Reilly Auto Parts $5 off general admission ticket special. When fans purchase a general admission ticket at a participating O'Reilly Auto Parts store they receive $5 off (adult tickets are $35 or $30 at O'Reilly Auto Parts and child tickets are $15 or $10 at O'Reilly Auto Parts ). Children 5 and younger get into the race for free. Fans need to exchange their O'Reilly Auto Parts receipt for a ticket at the main grandstands booth on race day.

A pit/combo ticket is also available, which includes a reserved seat, a pit pass and a "Class of 2014" poster of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers. Adult pit/combo tickets are $38 and pit/combo tickets for children aged 0 to 12 are $25.

For reserved seating ticket information, visit http://www.SLSpromotions.com or call 1-815-344-2023 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central) Monday thru Friday.

Also, spectators can upgrade any ticket to a pit pass for only $10 on race day.

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