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Rest in Peace Dow Carnahan

Sarver, PA (May 1, 2016) It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of a beloved member of the Lernerville Speedway family; longtime PA Announcer Dow Carnahan. Dow passed away suddenly Friday Night, April 29. We ask that you pray for Dow’s immediate family and the Lernerville Speedway family that loved and will miss him dearly.

Of Dow’s passing, Lernerville General Manager Gary Risch Jr. stated, “Our racing family is as strong as ever, but it will take all of us to get through this and move on as he would want us to do. It will be hard, but we will persevere just as he did last summer when his beloved Nancy passed away in a similar, sudden manner.”

Dow’s viewing is Wednesday 1-3 and 6-8 PM at Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc. 1500 Ligonier Street, Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650, Phone: 724-537-5575

On his Facebook page, Rappin’ on Racin’ founder and host Don Gamble posted the following biography of Dow Carnahan:

Dow Carnahan the voice of Lernerville Speedway and the former announcer from Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway and Motordrome Speedway. In 2011 Dow was inducted into the Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Hall of Fame.

Dow was the Operations Manager at 1489 WCNS Radio in Latrobe PA. His responsibilities included news and sports. Carnahan's Corner was a weekly segment where Veteran announcer and host Dow Carnahan interviewed people in the know about sports and other topics

During his 30-year career in radio, Carnahan has had the opportunity to broadcast many sporting events. The station where he works in Latrobe carries all Latrobe High football and basketball games and St. Vincent College baseball games.

Carnahan never envisioned being involved with motor sports in any capacity. He said "I was just a fan, somebody who sat in the grandstands," Carnahan said. "That was it. This announcing wasn't something that I planned to do. I got the opportunity and I've been doing it ever since."

Through his work at the radio station, Carnahan met Bruce and Nancy Rhinehart who were the promoters of Motordrome in the early 1980s. He began announcing at Motordrome in 1984 and then started at PPMS when the Miley’s took over in 1989. In 2004 Dow became the voice of the Lernerville Speedway

Even though he has announced both dirt and asphalt racing, dirt racing was what he preferred. "I grew up on the dirt," Carnahan explained. "I grew up going to dirt track races primarily at Schmucker's, Jennerstown and Motordrome. I've always been more familiar with dirt.

Carnahan was very professional about his announcing. When the gates open each weekend at the track, Carnahan could be seen walking through the pit area speaking to many of the drivers. He kept rosters on all of them and updates it with new information every week.

He enjoyed what he did but admitted that the hardest part is something that is out of his control. "It's not a hard job at all when things are moving smoothly and the races are good," he said. "When you have an hour and a half rain delay and you are trying to keep people entertained and informed, that is when it gets tricky."

Dow was not only the PA Announcer, but was truly an ambassador for the sport of dirt track racing in Western Pennsylvania. He exuded class and professionalism with a cool and easy demeanor that is truly unrivaled. His knowledge of local racing was immense and his passion for the sport came through in everything he did; from calling the races themselves and victory lane interviews to emceeing banquets and just casual conversations.

His class and professionalism were never better on display than they were last fall when his longtime girlfriend and life partner Nancy Henry suddenly passed away. Despite the sudden and tragic loss, Dow was at the track the next day; doing what he loved and surrounded by people that loved him. The best way we can honor his memory is to do the same for him next Friday Night. We know it won’t be easy and Fab4 Fridays will never be the same without him, but he would want us to push forward with business as usual and that’s exactly what we’ll do. The show must go on and so it shall, with Dow and Nancy watching from above.

Rest in peace Dow Carnahan, we are all better for having known and worked with you. God speed!

 

MSCS RACE AT TRI-STATE APRIL 30 IS RAINED OUT

Haubstadt, IN - April 30, 2016 - The racing program scheduled to be held at Tri-State Speedway Saturday evening has been cancelled due to rain. Weather conditions will not permit the Midwest Madness show to be held.

The next MSCS event scheduled to be held at Tri-State Speedway will be on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. The Memorial Weekend Classic on May 29th will pay $2,500 to win the sprint car feature. The UMP Modified and MMSA Mini Sprints are scheduled for appearances that night also.

SPRING FLING IS POSTPONED AT TERRE HAUTE NEW DATE AGREED TO

May 1, 2016 - Officials from the MSCS Sprint Car Series and Track Enterprises, the promotion company of the Terre Haute Action Track, have announced that the 2016 Spring Fling scheduled for Sunday, May 1 has been postponed due to wet grounds and an unfavorable forecast on race day.

A make-up date has been agreed upon. An appearance at the Terre Haute Action Track for the MSCS Sprint cars will now be held on August 14th. That program is also set to be on a Sunday and will include the UMP Modifieds.

The new August date at Terre Haute will provide for a great weekend of sprint car racing. On Saturday August 13th the Midwest Sprint Car Series is scheduled to participate in the Hoosier Sprint Nationals at Tri-State Speedway which pays $5,000 to win. The Terre Haute event the next day will pay $3,000 to win. That will be some big bucks for non-wing sprint car teams to race for over the weekend.

 

 

The 2016 Race Season is finally underway! Kekich Racing Update

April 16, 2016- As our team decided to step things up this year in a big way, with switching to GF1 chassis and upping our motor program, we also decided to take the next step in Adams career by deciding to run the F.A.S.T series. Fremont and Attica put on a great program between the two tracks that allows for a traveling series at both tracks and a few others throughout the year. As night 1 rolled around it was off to Fremont Ohio for the first race of the season. The Adam and the guys could not wait to start things off with the new equipment. As Adam rolled out to qualify, you could see a little more confidence in his eye with the way the GF1 handled in hot laps. Adam went out and set 6th quick witch is a personal best at Fremont for Adam with little experience there. That lined up the team 5th in the heat race. As the green dropped Adam got right after it passing a car in the first corner but as he came around for lap 2, coming out of turn 2 the drive line exploded sending him to the pits. Mike smith, coach, Adam and his dad busted tale to get the car fixed and ready for the B main. They started on the pole and They ran away with the race win. "Since we qualified well we got our time back and will start 11th in the A main." Adam says with a determined attitude to put the heat race troubles behind him. The green flag dropped and Adam maintained a top 10 position for most of the race on a very tricky, rough, dry slick track. towards the end of the race Adam hit a rut and bicycled the car costing him a few spots. Adam crossed the line 14th.

April 22th Attica raceway - Rained Out.

April 23rd - As we looked forward to getting back to Fremont and working to improve at that track, Adam was excited. The night started off great with a qualifying lap putting us 4th quick! There is no doubt that we improved on qualifying over the off season. That lined Adam up 5th in the heat race and that's where he finished. The track held moisture during the heat race and we had the car a little too tight. Again since we qualified well, we got our time back and started 11th again. When the green dropped Adam maintained 10th and was picking off a few cars when Adam blew through the cushion and lost all the ground he made. Adam crossed the line 16th. "Not the way we wanted to end the night but we are improving on the right things, I just have to get better at Fremont and figure this tricky track out. But I am starting to understand how you have to run this place. I cant wait to come back and get the job done next week and I'm excited to run Attica Friday." Adam said.

Racing action rained out the weekend of April 29/30, the team will be headed to Lernerville and Mercer next weekend.

 

 

 

Canyon Clash Rained Out

PEORIA, Ariz. (April 30, 2016) – Rain has forced the cancellation of Saturday night’s scheduled Sixth Annual Canyon Clash featuring the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars along with IMCA Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades, Mod Lites and Micro Sprints at the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

Action resumes at CSP with next Saturday’s 6th Annual Mother’s Day Race for the Cure with a slate of action that includes Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades, Mod Lites and Micro Sprints.

Next Saturday’s action goes green at 7:00 p.m.

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 2016 Canyon Schedule can be previewed online at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/schedule/.

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.

 

 

Wet Weather Claims Another Race Date at Mercer Raceway Park

(Mercer, PA April 29, 2016): Persistent rains saturated the grounds and the forecast calls for more moisture to fall on Mercer Raceway Park, forcing a cancellation of the racing program which was to be held on April 30. Track management has yet to determine when there will be a make-up date for the Pittsburgh Circle Track Club night. Racing will resume on May 7, with another Saturday Night Live! event, featuring all seven divisions in the unique two-staged format.

Coming up on May 14 will be the only appearance of the Arctic Cat All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars. Another popular event on the horizon will be the Mo Vaughn Transit Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series. That will feature the Sprint Cars racing without their wings on May 28. These will be can’t miss events!

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

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

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

 

Fremont Speedway

FREMONT, Ohio – With weather forecasts calling for rain beginning in the afternoon and lasting throughout the night, Fremont Speedway has cancelled racing for Saturday, April 30.

“The forecast calls for rain to start about 3 this afternoon and continue all night. We have some teams from the Pennsylvania and Indiana areas that are following the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series and I would hate for them to tow over here and then have it rain. We are off to a fantastic start for the 2016 season and we will continue that momentum next week,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter.

Fremont Speedway will continue its 65th anniversary season on Saturday, May7 with Smith Family Foods Night featuring the Rick’s Truck and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS). The non-wing series will be kicking off its season at “The Track That Action Built.” The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints, McCullough Industries 602 Late Models and Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks will also be in action.

The May 7 event will also showcase the up-and-coming racers of the go-karters who will have their machines on display along the midway.

For times and ticket information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or like Fremont Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway and on Twitter @FremontSpeedway.

 

 

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RACES LOSE TO MOTHER NATURE; BIG MONTH OF MAY SCHEDULED AT ORRVILLE’S HISTORIC OVAL

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, April 30, 2016 By Mike Swanger

With afternoon temps only in the low 50’s and low’s expected to drop into the low 40’s and high 30’s in the evening and with showers creeping into the area, promoters Jason and Kristin Flory cancelled the races for Saturday, April 30th. Last week was sunny and cool but this week with it being cloudy and cooler with the high chance of rain, it would not be a pleasurable night for the fans to watch racing and not a good night for the racer’s to perform at their best. The month of May will see some big races lined up for all four weeks as the Late Models will kick off the action next Saturday night, May 7th with the second night of the Attica Raceway Park/ NAPA Wayne County Speedway Super Late Model Challenge Series. The Challenge Series will start the night before at ARP. Both races will pay $1,200 to win. Last season Wooster’s Doug Drown won all six features to take the title. The Kar Connection Rush Late Models will run the first of their ‘Summer Series’ races that was rained out this past week with $800 going to the feature winner. It will also be a regular night of racing for the Fisher Performance Sprints, the Action Auto Body Super Stocks and the WQKT Mini Stocks and the Flat Track Carts. The newly formed Ohio Sprint Car Series will make their first appearance at NAPA WCS on Saturday, May 14th as the winner will pocket $2,500. All regular class’ will also be in action for another points night of racing. The next Saturday, May 21st will see a doubleheader of Sprint car racing as the BOSS Wingless Sprints will make the 1st of two visits to NAPA WCS as the Fisher Performance Sprints will also be in action. The Action Auto Body Super Stocks and the Kar Connection Rush Late Models are on the racing card for the night as the Harriger Towing Super Late Models and the WQKT Mini Stocks take the night off. The month of May will wind up with the return of Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Sprints along with the Sweeney Rush Late Model Touring Series on Saturday, May 28th. Wooster’s Jac Haudenschild swept the All Stars back on April 16th to collect the $5,000 first place money which will be up again for the winner. Winning the Sweeney Rush race will be worth $1,500. All races except for the Boss Wingless Sprints will be regular points races for NAPA Wayne County Speedway points championship. For more information on the speedway, check out the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com

 

 

Coming Up in May at DCRP

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 29, 2016) – The 2016 racing season at Dodge City Raceway Park is in full swing with the initial three nights of the season logged into the books during the month of April.

With the page of the calendar, attention shifts to the month of May that features a pair of big events atop the 3/8-mile DCRP clay oval in Southwest Kansas.

The initial event of May takes place next Saturday night, May 7, with the initial appearance of the NCRA/Gomuddy.com NSL 360 Sprint cars along with a full card of IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Rounding out the month of May will be the Saturday night, May 21, round of championship chase action featuring all five track divisions of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Past NCRA champion Jeremy Campbell, a native of Michigan now calling Wichita home, topped last year’s May event at Dodge City Raceway Park with Tony Bruce, Jr., reaching NCRA victory lane at the Steve King Memorial.

Next Saturday’s NCRA/NSL card will the lone opportunity for the 360-ci powered Sprint Cars to get some DCRP laps before the $10,000-to-win Steve King Memorial on July 1-2 featuring the NSL National 360’s along with URSS 305’s and 1200-cc Mini Sprints.

In the track championship chases, early leaders though April competition included Taylor Velasquez in Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, Nick Link in IMCA Modifieds, Jeff Kaup in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Tyler Tipton in IMCA Stock Cars and Cody Davis in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

The May 7 and May 21 events will both go green at 7:30 p.m. Ticket information for both events is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/tickets/.

The complete 2016 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Adds Spirit Lake Silver & Gold and Last-Deck ® as Sprint Car Sponsors

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (April 29, 2016) - Jackson Motorplex is excited to announce it has signed new title sponsors for the 410ci and 360ci sprint car classes throughout the 2016 season.

The 410 class will be known as the Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars and the 360 class will be titled the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars.

"Everyone at Jackson Motorplex is thrilled to have Spirit Lake Silver & Gold and Last-Deck® as partners," Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said. "We have a lot of sprint car shows on the schedule this year and I think both companies will be well represented by the excellent racing at Jackson Motorplex."

The season-opening Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals on May 13 will showcase both the Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars and the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars as well as the IMCA 305 sprints.

Spirit Lake Silver & Gold, which is located in the Great Lakes Mall in Spirit Lake, Iowa, is the area's premier shopping destination for fine jewelry, including diamonds, gemstones, gold and sterling silver. With 30-plus years in business, Spirit Lake Silver & Gold features custom design, an unparalleled selection of loose diamonds and gemstones, and four in-house jewelers to bring your piece to life. For more information, visit http://www.SpiritLakeSilverandGold.com.

Last-Deck® currently operates a 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Jackson, Minn. Last-Deck® has been greeted with open arms as homeowners increasingly demand maintenance-free products to help simplify their lives. For more information about the company, visit http://www.LastDeck.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays and Saturdays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360ci winged sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA sport mods, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through April 27

IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 365; 2. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 341; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 339; 4. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 331; 5. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 302; 6. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 280; 7. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 268; 8. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, and Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., both 262; 10. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 249; 11. Tucker Doughty, Heath, Texas, 239; 12. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 237; 13. Ryan Hall, Midlothian, Texas, 222; 14. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 215; 15. Claud Estes III, Godley, Texas, 213; 16. Wes­ton Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 210; 17. Junior Jenkins, Greenville, Texas, and Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., both 206; 19. Michael Day, Greenville, Texas, 205; 20. Jeff Day, Greenville, Texas, 203.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California ­– 1. Blake Robertson, Visalia, Calif., and Zane Blanchard, Hanford, Calif., both 110; 3. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., 101; 4. Cole Danell, Visalia, Calif., 93; 5. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., 92; 6. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 91; 7. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., 82; 8. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., and Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., both 70; 10. Clarence Cox, Patterson, Calif., 65.

Iowa ­– 1. Matt Moro, Polk City, Iowa, 77; 2. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 71; 3. Mike John­ston, Des Moines, Iowa, and Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, Iowa, both 69; 5. Ben Woods, Newton, Iowa, 67; 6. Nathan Mills, Bondurant, Iowa, and Eric Bridger, Winterset, Iowa, both 64; 8. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 62; 9. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 59; 10. Brandon Worthington, Indianola, Iowa, 54.

Indiana ­– 1. Ethan Fleetwood, Smithville, Ind., 77; 2. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., and Jared Fox, Bloomington, Ind., both 76; 4. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., and Tony Anderson, Blooming­ton, Ind., both 68; 6. James Dugan, Franklin, Ind., 67; 7. Luke Bland, Bloomington, Ind., 61; 8. Alfred Galedrige Jr., Greenwood, Ind., 35; 9. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 32; 10. Brinton Mar­vel, Pittsboro, Ind., 31.

Louisiana ­– 1. Thomas Johnson Jr., Deridder, La., and Koty Adams, Doyline, La., both 78; 3. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 71; 4. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., and Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., both 66; 6. Asa Williamson, Pineville, La., 63; 7. Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., 62; 8. Joshua Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, 38; 9. Ty Johnson, Eunice, La., 37; 10. Ian Looper, Marshall, Texas, 36.

Nebraska ­– 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 116; 2. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 111; 3. Jason Dan­ley, Lincoln, Neb., 103; 4. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 101; 5. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 100; 6. Terry Richards, Denton, Neb., 98; 7. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 97; 8. Joey Danley, Lincoln, Neb., and Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., both 95; 10. Nathan Weiler, Omaha, Neb., 79.

New Jersey ­– 1. Mark Bitner, Trenton, N.J., 40; 2. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 39; 3. Adam Car­berry, Bensalem, Pa., 38; 4. Jeff Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 37; 5. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Doylestown, Pa., 36; 6. Robert DeVault Jr., Pilesgrove, N.J., 35; 7. Chris Allen, Wrightstown, N.J., 34; 8. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 32; 9. Kyle Purks, Warminster, Pa., 31; 10. Robert Sandt Jr., Nazareth, Pa., 29.

North Carolina – 1. Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C., 36; 2. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 35; 3. Bobby Courtwright, Evans, Ga., 34; 4. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 33; 5. Mike Leraas, Kerners­ville, N.C., 32; 6. Gregory Smyre II, Hickory, N.C., 31.

Oklahoma – 1. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., and Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., both 76; 3. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 70; 4. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 67; 5. Brandon Long, Iowa Park, Texas, and Sterling Hoff, Wichita Falls, Texas, both 63; 7. Shayla Waddell, Moore, Okla., 62; 8. Gary Kelley, Lone Grove, Okla., 61; 9. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 60; 10. Chad Koch, Lakeside City, Texas, 58.

Pennsylvania ­– 1. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 188; 2. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 156; 3. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 149; 4. Andrew Hake, Manchester, Pa., 139; 5. Mark Watkins, McConnellsburg, Pa., 126; 6. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 121; 7. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 117; 8. Scott Ellerman, Landisburg, Pa., 112; 9. Austin Burke, Saylorsburg, Pa., 100; 10. David Brown, As­ton, Pa., 97.

Texas – 1. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 365; 2. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 341; 3. Lo­gan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 331; 4. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 306; 5. Marcus Thomas, Cor­sicana, Texas, 302; 6. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 280; 7. Raven Culp, Mes­quite, Texas, 262; 8. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 249; 9. Tucker Doughty, Heath, Texas, 239; 10. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 237.

Virginia ­– 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 115; 2. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 111; 3. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 102; 4. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 100; 5. Joshua Per­reault, Madison, Va., 94; 6. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 75; 7. Troy Severin, Ashland, Va., 73; 8. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 71; 9. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 66; 10. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 64.

 

 

California Teenager Chelsea Blevins Ready To Get Back To Racing At Cottage Grove

By Ben Deatherage

Anderson, California- The new season of 2016 has been quite the adventure for Chelsea Blevins. The fifteen-year-old, from Anderson, California, has showed great strides of progress in her second season in a Sprint Car. So far the BC Motorsports/Ron Peters Cabinetry #1B entry has competed in two events both of which have taken place at Oregon’s Cottage Grove Speedway.

Her first night out would be against some of the best drivers in the Pacific Northwest in the 360 division. It would be her 360 Sprint debut and she would be using the opportunity to get some valuable experience. She would end the evening thirteenth in the main event.

“I was very excited but at the same time it was really nerve racking,” commented Blevins, “I wanted to prove to everyone I have what It takes to win a race even though it will take some time. But overall it was an amazing experience.”

The next week the #1B team would make a motor swap and put in the Limited engine to race with the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints. She would do very well in qualifying, making the dash, and would lead every single lap in the four lap race. In the main event Chelsea was very fast and was knocking on the door for the win until she made a small error and spun out. However, she wouldn’t give up and came from the back to finish fifth place in the feature.

“That was an amazing night. I have really high expectations for the Limited because I already have a year under my belt. I kind of messed up a little in the main but it’s okay. I just learned not to get mad and bounce back. The car was on point and this year I’m really focusing on winning the championship.”

Chelsea Blevins will compete in the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints again this Saturday April 30th at Cottage Grove. The team will look to pull off of a big win that seems to be just around the corner. To stay up to date with Chelsea Blevins check out Blevins Racing on Facebook and click “Like”.

2016 SPONSORS:

BC Motorsports

Ron Peters Cabinetry

ON DECK:

Saturday, April 30th at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, OR with the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

Erie, MI (April 28, 2016) – Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is partnering with Motor City Racing Promotions (MCRP) to provide live timing and scoring for all 2016 SOD events.

MCRP’s Scott Menlen and Justin Sharp will manage all race control activities including the electronic scoring process; MCRP will install necessary equipment at tracks that are not yet equipped with it. MCRP will rent transponders to all competitors that do not own their own for $15.00 per SOD event. The event scorer, an MCRP trained and experienced official, will perform all event scoring activities and stream races live. Race results will then be processed by SOD Event Manager Pat Holzinger for race payouts.

To access the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt at Crystal Motor Speedway live stream, go to www.sprintsondirt.com and click on the “Live Scoring” tab. Timing & scoring will air live immediately following Cabin Fever 100 practice at Springport Motor Speedway at approximately 6:00 PM EST.

To learn more about Motor City Racing Promotions, go to www.motorcityracing.co. For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. The full 2016 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, current news, and other information are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.

 

 

Midwest Power Equipment & GRP Motorsports Boost May 27 Purse at Red Cedar Speedway!

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (4-28-16)

With the first-ever appearance of the UMSS winged sprint car division scheduled for Friday night May 27 at the Red Cedar Speedway, Midwest Power Equipment and GRP Motorsports have teamed up to add some money to the winged sprint car feature race. With Midwest Power Equipment contributing $1,500 and GRP Motorsports kicking in $650, the top six finishing positions at Menomonie on May 27 will pay as follows: 1) $2,000, 2) $1000, 3) $700, 4) $500, 5) $400, 6) $300. Finishing positions 7 on back will be the normal UMSS payout.

"This should help generate some additional interest for our inaugural appearance at Red Cedar," stated Greg Parent from GRP Motorsports. There have been a few inquiries from some teams that normally do not compete with the UMSS on a regular basis regarding this event, so a couple of series sponsors have stepped up to the plate and sweetened the pot a bit. The UMSS races the next night at the Rice Lake Speedway, as that event is currently scheduled to pay $1,000 to win thanks to some help from GRP Motorsports.

At both Red Cedar Speedway and Rice Lake Speedway, the UMSS Traditional sprints will join with the winged sprint division and run a full program of their own. This will make for plenty of sprint car racing and present fans with a variety of both winged and non-winged sprint cars in action. The UMSS is planning to run its usual race format with heat races, Challenge races and a 25 lap feature for the winged sprints while the Traditional sprints will run heat races and a 25 lap feature each night.

It doesn't get much better than that sprint car fans, two full shows with two exciting sprint car divisions racing at a couple of western Wisconsin tracks located within an hour drive of each other to kick off the big Memorial Day holiday weekend May 27-28.

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Also of interest, the May 27 show at Red Cedar Speedway will be the second appearance by the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series at the Menomonie, Wisconsin track. Last July during the Dunn County Fair, Rick Kobs topped three-time TSCS Champion Rob Caho Jr, Jimmy Kouba, 2015 TSCS Rookie of the Year James Giossi and 2014 TSCS Rookie of the Year Chase Viebrock in an entertaining 25 lap feature event.

In the four races that have been run for the Traditional sprint car division at the Rice Lake Speedway, two drivers have a pair of feature race victories. Rob Caho, Jr. won the inaugural TSCS race at Rice Lake on May 25, 2013. Joseph Kouba won the next two races on May 24, 2014 and May 23, 2015 before Caho won again last July 25.

The UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series is scheduled to make two appearances at both Red Cedar Speedway and Rice Lake Speedway in 2016 along with their inaugural visit to the Eagle Valley Speedway in July. The 2016 UMSS dates at these three Wisconsin dirt ovals are listed below.

Friday May 27 - Red Cedar Speedway (Traditional Sprints & UMSS Winged Sprints) Saturday May 28 - Rice Lake Speedway (Traditional Sprints & UMSS Winged Sprints) Friday July 22 - Red Cedar Speedway (Traditional Sprints vs. Wisconsin Wingless Sprints Challenge) Saturday July 23 - Eagle Valley Speedway (Traditional Sprints vs. Wisconsin Wingless Sprints Challenge & IRA Outlaw 410 Sprints) Saturday August 27 - Rice Lake Speedway (Traditional Sprints)

Make plans to attend these exciting sprint car racing events in 2016, as there truly is tremendous variety involved ranging from the non-winged UMSS Traditional sprints, to the UMSS 360 Winged Sprints, to the IRA Outlaw Sprints at EVS on July 23. The July 22-23 shows will feature a challenge of the non-winged cars of the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series pitted against some of the Wisconsin Wingless Sprints that generally race at the Wilmot Speedway in southeastern Wisconsin and surrounding area tracks. Those two shows will also utilize the regular TSCS race format with heat races and a 25 lap feature event.

 

 

J&J Auto Racing Teams Post Eight Victories Eight Victories, Eight Top-Five Finishes Highlight Week

McKenzie, Tenn. (April 28, 2016) – J&J Auto Racing teams cashed in last week by earning eight victories across the Midwest, Eastern and Southern regions of the country as they drove the McKenzie, Tenn., based chassis manufacturer’s brand to eight victories, eight top-five finishes and one top-10 finish across seven states. J&J Auto Racing also saw three drivers make repeat trips to victory lane in a very young 2016 season.

RAPID SPEEDWAY – ROCK RAPIDS, IA

Lee Grosz captured the checkered flag in the inaugural GoMuddy.com 360 NSL Tri-State Region event at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on Friday, April 22. Winning heat three, Grosz started the 25-lap A-main from inside row two. On lap 20 when the leader suffered an engine failure, Grosz was in the cat bird seat as he claimed the lead and held off a hard charge from second place to earn the victory in the No. 4J entry. For more information regarding Grosz, follow him on Twitter @LeeGrosz.

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY – ABBOTTSTOWN, PA

Doug Hammaker made it three straight weeks of victory lane appearances as he earned his third win of 2016 on Saturday, April 23, at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. The victory marked Hammaker’s first of the season at Lincoln Speedway and his fifth career win at the facility. Finishing second in heat two, Hammaker started the 20-lap A-main event from fifth. On lap 11, Hammaker used lapped traffic to his advantage to take the lead and held off a late race challenge to earn the win in the No. 66 entry. For more information regarding Hammaker, follow him on Twitter @dhammaker66 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dhr66/.

I-75 RACEWAY – SWEETWATER, TN

Morgan Turpen drove to her eighth career USCS (United Sprint Car Series) victory at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tenn., on April 22. In her first appearance at the track, Turpen drove the No. 10M Terry Gray Racing entry to a second place finish in heat one, as well as taking the checkered flag in one of two Dash events to earn an outside the front row starting position. Taking the lead on lap one, Turpen never looked back as she went on to take the checkered flag in the 30-lap A-main event.

Derek Hagar won heat two and earned a third place finish in the A-main event driving the No. 9JR entry. Terry Gray in the No. 10 entry won the USCS Hoosier Speed Dash and finished the A-main in fourth. Marshall Skinner grabbed a top-five finish in the No. 26 entry to give J&J four of the top-five finishing positions. Skinner was also awarded the JE Pistons Top Guns Award.

For more information regarding Turpen, follow her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MoTurp10M or on Twitter @MoTurp10M.

IOWA STATE FAIR SPEEDWAY – DES MOINES, IA

Tyler Drueke became a 2016 repeat winner on April 23 at the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, as he earned his second victory of the year. Winning heat two in the No. 12, the Drueke Racing entry had a long road to the front of the A-main as he rolled off the starting grid from the 12th position. On the fourth restart of the feature event, the No. 12 was racing for sixth place and running at a pace that allowed him to overtake track position each lap. Taking the lead just before the halfway mark, Drueke maintained the top spot even as the track took rubber to take the checkered flag. For more information regarding Drueke, follow him on Twitter @TylerDrueke or follow Drueke Racing on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DruekeRacing.

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY – ORRVILLE, OH

Brad Haudenschild proved why he is the two-time and defending track champion at Wayne County Speedway (WCS) in Orrville, Ohio, on April 23 as he ran a dominating race en route to his first victory of the season. Starting from the outside of the first row, Haudenschild overcame a caution filled feature event and stopped a last-lap challenge to take the win in the No. 38K Kempthorn Auto Mall/Fire & Ice Pub/All Things Retro entry.

EAST LINCOLN SPEEDWAY – STANLEY, NC

Scott Lawrence led the way for an all J&J Auto Racing top-four in the Carolina RaceSaver Sprint Series event at East Lincoln Speedway in Stanley, NC, on April 23. Lawrence in the No. 09 entry worked his way through the field and benefited from an on-track melee that opened the road to the front up for the taking. Lawrence made the move from second to take the lead and go on for the win. Following Lawrence to the checkered flag was the No. 36 entry of Tim Perry in second, the No. 88 of Mike Sellers in third and the No. 48 of Bobby Courtright in fourth to give J&J Auto Racing the sweep.

BEAVER DAM RACEWAY – BEAVER DAM, WI

Bill Balog won the 30-lap Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts A-main at Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway on April 23 on a nearly perfect racing surface in the No. 17B to earn his first victory with the series in 2016. The seven-time IRA Series champion Balog qualified third and finished fourth in the third heat race en route to setting a blistering feature event pace to take the win. For more information regarding Balog, visit www.billbalog.com, follow the team on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BSquaredMotorsports or on Twitter @billbalog17.

SMOKEY MOUNTAIN RACEWAY – MARYVILLE, TN

Derek Hagar earned his third victory of 2016 with a win at Smokey Mountain Raceway in the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) event on April 23. Hagar ran a solid race in the No. 9JR entry to take the checkered flag and his first USCS win of the year. The victory marked Hagar’s first visit to Smokey Mountain Raceway since 2012. For more information regarding Hagar, follow him on Twitter @HagarDerek.com or visit http://www.derekhagarracing.com/.

J&J Auto Racing had three other drivers post notable finishes in the event as Terry Gray in the No. 10 Terry Gray Racing entry and his teammate, Morgan Turpen in the No. 10M finished third and fourth, respectively. Nick Snyder in the No. 116 entry drove to a sixth place finish.

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

 

 

National Midgets and Micros Head to Belle-Clair Friday, Midgets Invade I-55 with World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on Saturday

Belleville, IL - After an eventful double header weekend at Jacksonville Speedway Friday night and Macon Speedway on Saturday night, both the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series and the Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series will head back to the high-banked fifth mile of Belle-Clair Speedway on Friday, April 29th for the Spring Fling. On Saturday, April 30th the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series will make the short trek over the Mississippi River to run alongside the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in the Spring Classic at the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri.

Headed into the Spring Fling at Belle-Clair Speedway, two-time champion Zach Daum sits atop the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series with a 70 point margin over Justin Peck and Andrew Felker. Tanner Thorson has the fourth position, while Spencer Bayston rounds out the top five. In Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series competition, three-time champion Nathan Benson has the top position over Matt Howard by a 60 point advantage, while Slater Helt is in third. Frank Galusha sits in fourth after his pair of wins this past weekend at Jacksonville and Macon. Joe B. Miller rounds out the top five.

Starting Times for Friday 4/29 & Saturday 4/30:

Pits open - 2:00pm

Pill draw - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Front Gates Open at 5:00pm

Drivers Meeting - 5:45pm

Hot Laps - 6:00pm

For more information, visit www.powri.com

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING LOOKS TO KEEP MOMENTUM ROLLING AT SALINA AND PEVELY MIDWEST INVASION:

Shane Stewart and his No. 2 Larson Marks Racing team will continue their Midwest run Friday night at Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

RETURNING WINNER: In 2015, Larson Marks Racing earned wins at both Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway and Federated Auto Parts Speedway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. Despite growing up in nearby Bixby, Okla., it was Stewart's first win at Salina, the .375-mile track an hour from his home town. The 39-year-old finished seventh in the spring race at I-55 and followed that up with a runner-up finish and a win at the Ironman, the series' longest race of the season.

STARTING STRONG: Larson Marks Racing has had a strong started to the 2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season. In 20 World of Outlaw starts so far this year, the team has earned two wins, 12 top-five and 19 top-10 finishes and currently sits second in the championship point standings.

MOVING ON UP: In the 20 World of Outlaw races completed this season, Larson Marks Racing and Stewart have held or improved their starting position in all but three races.

HAMMER HILL RECAP: The World of Outlaws returned to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the first time in 20 years on Tuesday night. Stewart has three previous wins at the quarter-mile track, two coming in Short Track Nationals preliminary nights and one in the American Sprint Car Series. Stewart qualified 16th, finished sixth in his heat, and gained six positions in the feature event to earn a 10th-place finish Tuesday night.

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

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

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Saturday's race at Federated Auto Parts Speedway at I-55, Larson Marks Racing will next compete at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway on Wednesday, May 4.

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

STATS: RACES: 27 FAST TIME: 0 WINS: 4 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 15 TOP-10 FINISHES: 24

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: DON'T MISS EMERGENCY SERVICES NIGHT MAY 27!

by Tommy Goudge (April 28, 2016) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway is calling all police officers, firefighters, and paramedics to Emergency Services Night presented by Corr/Pak Merchandising!

All first responders carrying their professional ID will be admitted free of charge on Friday, May 27. The Kool Kidz Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers will all be in action that night, contesting the second round of their weekly racing series.

Ohsweken Speedway would like to have as many Police, Fire, and EMS vehicles as possible on display on May 27 for our fans to get up close to the people and machines which keep us safe. Please call the speedway at 519 717-0023 or e-mail mary@ohswekenspeedway.com if you are able to help.

First responders are extremely important to Ohsweken Speedway and our communities as a whole. Many current and former Ohsweken Speedway racers and staff are also involved in emergency services; Mini Stock racer Lucas Lubin was recently hired by the Hamilton Police Service, while fellow Mini Stock racer Chad Smelser is a member of the Haldimand County Fire Department, and many members of the speedway's EMR Safety Team are also active first responders.

TICKETS PLEASE! Reserve your seats NOW for the Burger Barn Northern Crate Nationals, Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, and 12th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Call 519 717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information about Special Event Tickets, Gift Certificates, Season Tickets, Parking Passes, Pit Passes, Memberships, and more.

2016 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway's 2016 racing season begins on Friday, May 20 when Ackland Insurance presents the 21st Annual Ohsweken Speedway Opening Night. The weekly Friday night racing program will include Kool Kidz Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Driver rosters for the 2016 season are taking shape, and the roster page is regularly updated on the track website. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to keep an eye on your favourite driver's plans.

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

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O'Neil's Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald's Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland's GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Pinty's Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Devil’s Bowl Top Ten for Reutzel Highlights WoO Triple

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 28, 2016) – A run through the field to capture a top-ten finish in Saturday night’s World of Outlaws main event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway was the high mark for Aaron Reutzel and the Shark-powered Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team in three events over the past week.

The week of action also included the first half of the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday and then the World of Outlaws return to Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway on Tuesday night.

Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team look for some strong runs as the schedule calls for three more World of Outlaws events at Salina, OK, on Friday, Pevely, MO, on Saturday and then Jacksonville, IL, next Wednesday before Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action resumes on Thursday, May 5, at Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway.

Reutzel began the stretch of World of Outlaws action in the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine at last Friday and Saturday’s Texas Outlaw Nationals at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX.

It was an event that was threatened by heavy rains earlier in the week. “They did a great job of getting it in, the track was really as good as it can be,” Reutzel said of the ½-mile Devil’s Bowl clay oval.

But Devil’s Bowl luck continues to elude Reutzel.

“For some reason, the track just hasn’t been kind to me lately,” Reutzel says.

Friday began with a qualifying effort of 20th. “We didn’t qualify well, and once those two laps are done it sets the tone for the whole night.”

Reutzel was still making the most of it in the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration machine, flirting with a top-ten finish before mechanical issues cut the night short.

“We were hanging around 12th or so and broke a nozzle line,” Reutzel said of the race-ending culprit.

Saturday began with another qualifying effort that put Reutzel deep in the field. Reutzel rebounded though by racing from the 19th starting position to capture tenth at the checkered flag.

“We got going in the ‘A’,” Reutzel commented. “We kind of maintained. We had a decent car, stayed out of wrecks and moved up some.”

Hopes were high as Reutzel and crew rolled into Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway on Tuesday night, a track where Reutzel has enjoyed success in recent years.

A qualifying effort of tenth was in improvement, but still left work to do.

“I wish I would have got a little better lap in qualifying,” Reutzel says. “With these guys, tenth doesn’t do you much good.”

Reutzel showed good speed early in the race, but guessing wrong on the track proved costly.

“I thought it would blow off, I figured it would be gone so we tightened up for the end,” Reutzel explained of the strategy.

The track didn’t blow off as expected though, with the bottom side getting better as the race progressed and leaving Reutzel in trouble.

“We were good early when it was still greasy on the bottom, we were up to sixth at one point,” Reutzel recalls. “The bottom came in and I was too tight to get down there.”

Struggling on the top side, Reutzel tried the middle and looped it. “I had to give it a try but we just didn’t have anything for it so I pulled off.”

Weather permitting, Reutzel is gearing up for more World of Outlaws action at Salina, Pevely and Jacksonville.

“We’ve had a little bit of a rough go of it these last few races, hopefully we can turn that around,” Reutzel wraps up.

2016 Quick Stats: 25 races, 2 wins, 6 top-fives, 11 top-tens.

Up Next: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Oklahoma’s Salina Highbanks Speedway on Friday, Federated Auto Parts Speedway in Pevely, MO, 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 www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Clauson Picks Up Eleventh “Circular Insanity” Win

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 28, 2016) – Another week of “Circular Insanity” netted Bryan Clauson yet another win.

And oh so close to another one only to run afoul of trouble in lapped traffic.

The lapped traffic encounter while leading last Friday’s MOWA feature event at Jacksonville Speedway preceded Clauson’s 11th overall win of the year in the POWRi Midget nightcap atop the ¼-mile clay oval.

Clauson raced forward to another top-five Knoxville Raceway feature finish on Saturday night and then picked his way forward to 12th in World of Outlaws action at I-30 Speedway as the season race count climbed to 46 in the pursuit of 200 events on the year.

Weather permitting, the “Circular Insanity Tour” resumes with a pair of World of Outlaws events this weekend at Oklahoma’s Salina Highbanks Speedway on Friday and then Pevely Missouri’s Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway on Saturday along with some POWRi Midget action followed up by some non-wing competition in Sunday’s Kokomo Speedway season opener.

Race 43

A Friday double-dip at Illinois’ Jacksonville Speedway began with MOWA action Matt Wood’s Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w Sprint Car. Clauson won his heat race and was leading the way in the feature event only to get collected in lapped traffic, forcing win number 11 of the year to wait for another hour or so.

“We were able to get into the lead. We got to lapped traffic pretty quick, we got through the first couple of cars and then they were three-wide in front of me. Then we got caught up in a lapped car’s mess and turned it over. It’s not how we wanted to end it, but at least we got to the lead.

Race 44

The quickest way to get over one that got away is to get right back after it. Clauson had that opportunity as he jumped into the Dooling Machine/Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s Restaurant & Hospitality Group No. 63 Midget for the POWRi portion of the Jacksonville double. Clauson took the lead six rounds into the 30-lapper and cruised on to his 30th career POWRi triumph and 11th overall win of 2016.

“We started up front and settled in at second early. I went to the bottom and was just trying to be patient, biding my time. Tyler (Thomas) made one little mistake and opened the door for me and we were able to take advantage. Then it was just a matter of hitting my marks over the last 20 laps or so.”

Race 45

With the 410-ci car damaged in the Friday crash, the 410-ci powerplant was dropped in the 360 car for Saturday’s winged 410-ci action at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway. Clauson worked his way forward to post a fourth-place run in the Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w Sprint Car.

“We weren’t really where we needed to be with the car early, but the guys made some good adjustments. We started seventh and fell back a spot to eighth at the start. We had good speed and improved as the race went on. There was a gaggle of about eight of us battling for position at one point, it was pretty exciting. We were able to work up to fourth, it was another solid night at Knoxville.”

Race 46

Clauson got his first taste of Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway with a wing up top in Tuesday’s World of Outlaws return to the ¼-mile clay oval. Despite early struggles, Clauson worked his way to a solid 12th-place finish by night’s end aboard the Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w Sprint Car.

“I hadn’t been to I-30 without a wing and neither had my guys. We struggled early, we really struggled to find a balance most of the night. We finally got it pretty close in the ‘A’, we survived early and then passed a few late in the race. We salvaged a respectable night.”

Another pair of World of Outlaws nights along with a wingless Kokomo go await “Circular Insanity”.

2016 Circular Insanity Tour Quick Stats: 46 races, 11 wins, 23 top-fives, 34 top-tens.

Up Next:

Friday – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Salina (OK) Highbanks Speedway (Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w Sprint Car)

Saturday – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and POWRi Midgets at Pevely, Missouri’s Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway (Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w Sprint Car and Dooling Machine/Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s No. 63 Midget)

Sunday – Kokomo (IN) Speedway (Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s Restaurant & Hospitality Group No. 63 non-wing Sprint Car)

Keep Track: Keep track of Bryan Clauson’s 2016 Circular Insanity Tour at www.bryanclauson.com, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bryanclausonracing/?fref=ts and on Twitter at @bryanclausoninc.

If you would like Bryan Clauson “Circular Insanity Tour” press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

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

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Lasoski Salvage Top Five at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 28, 2016) - Big Game Motorsports driver Danny Lasoski isn't satisfied with just top-five finishes.

"We show up to every race wanting to win," he said. "Tod Quiring, Guy Forbrook and a lot of people have put together a team that is capable of winning races every time we hit the track. Unfortunately, last Saturday was not our night. If we're going to have a terrible night all around I'm glad we can have it early in the season."

The Muddy sponsored team kicked off last Saturday's event at Knoxville Raceway by qualifying second quickest.

"After qualifying we were so tight we couldn't make any speed," he said. "Good teams have bad nights and we certainly did on Saturday."

Lasoski advanced from sixth to fifth place in a heat race and he then finished where he started - fifth - in the main event at the famed half-mile oval.

"In a 20-lap main event you have to have everything right and we just struggled," he said. "But I look at the glass as half full so not being satisfied with finishing fifth just tells you the quality of team we have."

The Muddy backed team will return to competition this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 23 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 5 (5).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

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

 

 

Hanks Takes Over ASCS Red River Points Lead, Makes World of Outlaws Debut

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 28, 2016) - Brandon Hanks recorded a trio of successful debuts during the last week.

The action began last Friday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., where Hanks made his first visit with the ASCS Red River Region. He won a heat race to advance into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 6 to start the main event on the outside of the third row.

"We should have left the car alone," he said. "Thinking the track would still be there we freed the car up and that hurt us. I was good enough I could watch the three guys in front of me battle, but I was slow enough I couldn't get in the mix. The track was pretty racy and I had a good time. We just needed to be a little tighter."

Hanks finished with a fourth-place result.

He made his debut at Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo., the ensuing night. Hanks charged from fifth to third place in an ASCS Red River Region heat race to qualify for the feature redraw. This time he pulled the second-highest number - seven - to line up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"Once the track started laying rubber and the track started to get better we started moving forward," he said. "About the time I got going and started passing cars it was too late. We were running them down, but we ran out of laps. I felt like I had a car that was better than fourth place, but that's where we finished."

Hanks ended fourth for the second straight night. He now holds a 69-point advantage in the ASCS Red River Region championship standings.

The excitement continued on Tuesday, when Hanks made his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and 410ci debut at I-30 Speedway.

He qualified 14th quickest, placed eighth in a heat race and finished second in the Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the main event.

"I had a blast," he said. "Making the show was a big deal to me. Knowing that I was doing the four wide and all that was going on was pretty bone chilling. I never really imagined myself racing with the Outlaws and being a part of something like that. I had the time of my life."

Hanks battled around the top 15 for most of the race before ending 18th.

He is scheduled to return to competition with the World of Outlaws this Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 22 - Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 4 (6).

April 23 - Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 4 (7).

April 26 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 8 (5); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 18 (20).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 2 wins, 5 top fives, 9 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Walls Paint and Body Shop

Walls Paint and Body Shop is an auto repair and paint business located in Covington, Tenn.

"They've been good friends of ours since I was a kid," Hanks said. "I want to thank them for everything they have done and for making the cars look incredible every year."

Hanks would also like to thank Performance Powder Coating, D&B Farms, Wesmar Racing Engines, R.E. Enterprises, Penske Racing Shocks, Acme Graphix, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and J-R1 for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Scores Third Win of Season during First Trip to Smoky Mountain Since 2012

Inside Line Promotions - MARYVILLE, Tenn. (April 28, 2016) - Derek Hagar garnered a pair of podium finishes last weekend during a USCS Series doubleheader, including a trip to Victory Lane for the third time this season.

Hagar kicked off the two-day event in Tennessee on Friday when he made his debut at I-75 Raceway in Niota.

"We had a little rain delay early in the night, but luckily the promoter stuck it out and we got the night in," he said.

Hagar won his heat race from the pole, which lined him up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"It is a sweeping race track," he said. "Where you started was pretty much where you'd finish. There wasn't a good way to get around someone unless you were in traffic. About every time we got to traffic a caution would come out. We ended up with a third-place finish, which was a good result."

Hagar took the momentum from the podium finish into Saturday's event at Smoky Mountain Speedway, where he won during his most recent event in May 2012.

Hagar advanced from third to second place in the dash and he won his heat race from the pole position. That lined him up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"We took the lead on the first lap and led every lap of that race," he said. "We had a good car. We started on the front row with a rookie driver and we had a real good start with him. I got the advantage into turn one. It was big momentum race track so I focused on keeping my momentum up. The track started to take some rubber and it was hard to lap cars. I got a challenge by Anthony Nicholson around Lap 20. He gave me a handful because I couldn't get passed the lapped cars. Luckily we had a caution so it gave me clean air for the last 10 laps or so."

Hagar's win gives him nine top-five finishes in 11 sprint car races this year.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 22 - I-75 Raceway in Niota, Tenn. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (4).

April 23 - Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. - Dash: 2 (3); Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 10 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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"B&D Towing supports racing," Hagar said. "They can help anyone in the Memphis area. For anyone who needs a hand, B&D is recommended to save the day."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, J&J Auto Racing, Xtreme Race Graphics, FSR Radiators, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, Wings Unlimited, 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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Trenca Advances from 22nd to 15th in First Feature at Williams Grove

Inside Line Promotions - ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (April 28, 2016) - Joe Trenca is pleased with the progress his Mucci Motorsports race team has showcased this season.

Trenca advanced into his first career main event at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., last Friday, where he then charged from 22nd to a 15th-place result.

"That track just takes time to get better," he said. "We're just focusing on turning laps and learning as much as we can."

Trenca opened the night by qualifying 22nd quickest. He then finished where he started - eighth - in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the 11th row for the main event.

"We didn't have the greatest qualifying result and the track wasn't conducive to a lot of passing early," he said. "We threw something at it for the feature and it worked. Our focus was more about seat time. We spent all 30 laps learning and passing some cars. I felt like some cars were slowing down and we were getting faster as the race went on."

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway, where a high number during the pill draw put Trenca behind the eight ball for the remainder of the night.

"We started last in the heat race and I couldn't really do anything," he said. "I started at the back in the B Main and it was tough to move forward."

Trenca finished where he started - 10th - in a heat race before he rallied from 10th to seventh in the consolation race, which was only one spot out of earning the final transfer into the main event.

"That was frustrating that we couldn't make the main event," he said. "It's always tough racing there and when the pill draw puts you behind it makes it that much more challenging."

Trenca will return to action this Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 22 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 8 (8); Feature: 15 (22).

April 23 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Heat race: 10 (10); B Main: 7 (10).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Paladin Group

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

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Bellm Banks First Win of the Year

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (April 28, 2016) – Kyle Bellm broke into victory lane for the first time of 2016 by topping last Friday night’s 25-lap ASCS Red River Region feature event atop the 3/8-mile Humboldt Speedway clay oval in Humboldt, KS.

“The way things had been going, it was definitely a much-needed win,” the driver of the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car commented afterward.

Following the triumph and 11th-place hometown run the next night at Missouri’s Springfield Raceway, the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision team return to action with Friday night’s ASCS Warrior Region tilt at Fulton, Missouri’s Callaway Raceway.

The Fulton oval is a place that Bellm and the Schure Built Suspensions/Christian County Collision Repair team could carry on the momentum. “I’ve been there just once before and finished third from the B, so it’s a place that I think we can have some success.”

Bellm went into last weekend off a top-five ASCS Warrior Region run at Sedalia the previous weekend.

He built upon it by taking the victory in the Bybee Lawn Care/Dynotech Racing Engines entry atop the racy oval.

“It was a fun track to race on, the top was almost up to the fence,” Bellm commented. “I enjoyed it.”

Strong in the heat race, Bellm led early before surrendering the point to Blake Hahn. “We were good in the heat, I got a little conservative and Hahn took advantage.”

It was still good enough to get in the redraw and Bellm pulled the two to start on the front row outside.

It turned into an eventful feature with Hahn once again the primary challenger.

“We were really good early, then Hahn got up to us about halfway through,” Bellm explains.

The intensity picked up with heavy traffic in play.

“We were three wide in traffic and he spun it out,” Bellm explains of the action. “Luckily, I didn’t hit him.”

From that point, there was no stopping Bellm in the Schaeffer Oil/Pro Designs/Racinboys machine as he raced on to victory lane.

“We pretty much cruised from there,” Bellm comments. “Hopefully there are more of those to come.”

From there, it was on to Springfield Raceway for a rare opportunity to race in front of the hometown crowd.

Unfortunately, it didn’t go as Bellm might have liked. “We just missed the setup at Springfield,” Bellm explains.

After a fourth-place heat race finish, Bellm started the feature in ninth. “We were better for the feature, but we were still off,” Bellm says.

A cut right rear tire along the way slowed progress, with Bellm settling for 11th at the line. “We came in with less than two pounds of air in the right rear, still we weren’t good enough that night,” Bellm wraps up.

Bellm takes to Fulton’s Callaway Raceway this Friday night before Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action resumes at Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway next Thursday, May 5.

2016 Quick Stats: 8 races, 1 win, 2 top-five, 3 top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS Warrior Region at Callaway Raceway in Fulton, MO, on Friday night.

Keep Track: Keep track of Kyle Bellm’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.kylebellm.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KyleBellmRacing?fref=ts or on Twitter at @kylebellmracing.

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

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

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance Team Headed to the High Banks in Oklahoma, Missouri

INDIANAPOLIS (April 28, 2016) – Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz and his Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance team take on a pair of high-banked, dirt ovals this weekend as the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series makes its way into the Midwest for the first time in 2016. The seven-time and reigning WoO champion continues his 20th season of competing with the Outlaws Friday night at the Salina (Okla.) Highbanks and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri.

Schatz and his TSR team are in the midst of a five-race run through Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri and the driver of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J is looking to become the first driver in 2016 to win six A-Features. Beginning with his most recent win April 2, when he charged from 14th to victory in the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, Schatz has finished inside the top-five in six of seven races and has been the KSE Hard Charger in three of those main events.

If he can find his way to victory lane Friday night, Salina Highbanks will become the 76th different track where Schatz has scored an A-Feature triumph. The Fargo, North Dakota racer has earned 209 career WoO A-Feature wins and is hoping No. 210 comes in his fifth-ever visit to the 3/8-mile, dirt oval located in northeast Oklahoma. His best result at the facility came in his debut back in April 2011. Schatz started 18th and charged his way to second in the 30-lap A-Feature. He earned the pole in 2014 but had a flat right-rear tire early in the race before charging back to finish ninth. He finished 10th last April.

One of Schatz’s career-best 31 A-Feature wins in 2015 came at I-55 Raceway last August in the first night of the Ironman event. The win at one of the most exciting tracks on the WoO schedule ended a 16-race winless streak at I-55 for Schatz, who scored his first career win at the 1/3-mile, high-banked dirt oval on April 1, 2006. After starting sixth, Schatz led 12 of the 13 laps in the 35-lap A-Feature to collect his 22nd checkered flag of the season. The next night, he started fourth and stalked leader Kerry Madsen for the first 32 laps before taking the lead on lap 33. After leading the next 12 laps, a caution slowed his pursuit of his first Ironman 55 triumph. He was overtaken on the restart and ultimately finished third to give him 29 top-10 finishes in 37 career starts at the track.

Schatz and the Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance team consisting of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti finished fourth Tuesday night in their first appearance at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas. After qualifying seventh and starting the 40-lap A-Feature seventh, Schatz worked his way into the top-five in a race that was slowed several times by cautions and a pair of red-flag stoppages. The finish was the team’s 13th top-five in the first 20 races of 2016 and Schatz ranks third in the championship standings with 2,712 points, trailing leader Brad Sweet by 105 markers.

Friday at Salina, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. CDT and the grandstands will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For more details, call the track at (918) 434-7223 or visit salinahighbanksspeedway.com.

Saturday at I-55, the pit gates and the grandstands will open at 2 p.m. CDT. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. For more details, contact I-55 Raceway by calling (636) 479-3219 or visiting www.I55raceway.com.

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

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

Through the first 20 races of the 2016 campaign, you and the team have experienced a great deal. What are your expectations for the next 20 races, starting with this weekend’s doubleheader on high-banked tracks?

“We’re still trying to get better every night and that’s no different this weekend. We have been working on quite a few things and that includes starting our nights better in qualifying. I’ve said before that sometimes you have to take a few steps back to get ahead and we’re focused on going forward. The Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance guys are the best in the pit area and just keep working. This weekend, we’re looking forward to racing at Salina and Pevely. They have some similarities in shape and banking. You have to be able to move around and find a second groove on those kinds of tracks. Early in the night, you can usually get up and lean on the banking, but that makes passing pretty difficult. With this new format, you pretty much have to qualify on the front row. We’re hoping that’s where we can be for the heat races and then hope another lane develops to race in as the night goes along.”

You have raced at I-55 in all 19 of your previous WoO seasons. Last August, you picked up your second win there and continued an incredibly consistent run at the track. Has racing there so much throughout your career been the biggest reason for your recent success there?

“I think experience is a pretty important part of succeeding with the World of Outlaws. Tony Stewart has built a team that has more experience than any other group out here and, a lot nights, that makes a big difference. We were happy to finally win one last year. It seemed like we had finished second in a ton of races there. Dirt track racing is never the same two nights in a row, but having as many laps at a place like I-55. You have to remember things have changed so much over the last 20 years. The cars, engines, wings, shocks and tires are all different. That’s where you need a strong team to balance things from the past with what’s going on right now. We’re working hard but, at the end of the night, some of the things we did at I-55 early in my career will still be important. You have to find a way to get around guys. A lot of nights, guys are fast right up on the wall and you have to find a way to make the middle or the bottom work to get around them. Lapped traffic is key and being good at the end is a really big deal.”

 

 

Never Too Early to Title Chase, Alan Krimes in the Hunt at Lincoln; Potential Three-Race Weekend on Deck for AK87

DENVER, Pa. (April 28, 2016) - The season is young, but positioning is everything. Alan Krimes, a former Lincoln Speedway 410 track champion, will enter the last weekend of April well within reach of the top of the Lincoln Speedway standings. After a series of strong finishes in the Pigeon Hills, resulting in five top-ten finishes, three of which inside the top-five, the Denver, Pennsylvania, native has positioned himself second in the championship hunt, only ten points behind Jim Siegel. Krimes has finished as high as second during feature competition at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in 2016, advancing from tenth on the grid on April 16.

“We still have a long season ahead of us, but we definitely want to have the advantage leading into the last half of the year,” said Alan Krimes. “It’s always tough to talk about championships in April, but it all starts this time of the year. You never want to find yourself buried.”

Alan Krimes will continue his 2016 Central Pennsylvania campaign with a potential three-race weekend this Friday through Sunday, April 29 - May 1. Krimes, pilot of the Wayne Corini CPA, Krimes Racing Engines, VRP Shocks, Abe Service Company, Glick’s Auto Body & Towing, Roadrunner Race Fuels, No. 87, will visit Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday night, April 29, followed by a trip back to Lincoln Speedway in the Pigeon Hills on Saturday evening, April 30. Lincoln Speedway will host the 13th annual Weldon Sterner Memorial, awarding a $6,900 top prize after 33 laps of feature action.

Although plans for Sunday still stand uncertain, the potential plan is to visit Path Valley Speedway Park in Spring Run for the $4,000-to-win, “Party at the Path.” The May 1 program will be the first of three Fred Rahmer promoted 410 events at Path Valley in 2016.

“We haven’t decided on Sunday just yet,” said Alan Krimes. “We have some other things planned for Sunday. If we have a solid weekend up until that point, we may decide to head over there. We’ll wait and see what happens. I just want to take a minute to thank all of our sponsors. We are a family-owned operation, so their help and support keeps us well prepared and competitive. We appreciate everything.”

Those interested in keeping up with Alan Krimes during his entire 2016 campaign can do so by following along all season at www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to visit the official online home of Alan Krimes at www.ak87racing.com

Recent Highlights: Currently second in Lincoln Speedway standings, earning five top-ten finishes, three of which top-five finishes, in the process.

2015 Wins: 2 (1 - Lincoln Speedway - PA; 1 - Williams Grove Speedway - PA)

2016 Wins: N/A

GoPro action featuring Alan Krimes can be found here: ‘Super’ Alan Krimes

Alan Krimes would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines, VRP Shocks, Abe Service Company, Glick’s Auto Body & Towing, Roadrunner Race Fuels.

 

 

ASSA sets July 3rd as opening meeting for the all new Self-starting V8 wingless sprintcars category at Heathcote Park Raceway.

ASSA is an acronym for Australian Self-starting Sprintcar Association but could easily stand for AFFORDABLE Self-starting Sprintcar Association.

The V8 powered WINGLESS SPRINTCAR concept developed by racer Wayne Milburn uses the ubiquitous LS1 Holden V8 engine found in many older Commodore sedans with a few minor modifications to allow the use of methanol fuel instead of pump gas and will cost around $5,000 complete.

“The difference between my engines and the West Australian concept is that on my cars you don’t have to throw away a perfectly good fuel injection system and manifold and then have the additional expense of buying a new manifold and carby at extra cost,” Explained Milburn. “The LS1 V8 is perfect for this application just the way it is with some minor mods to the fuel system, and all up with the kit I’ve developed the cost is around $5,000 not the $8,000 I’ve heard from the WA group.”

Without a wing, the car is a lot freer and the LS1 provides ample power and torque and best of all makes all the right noise that Aussie fans love.

Milburn has been quietly pushing on with his concept and to date has completed the construction of six ASSA V8’s in readiness for their public debut in early July.

Sunday July 3rd is set down as the public unveiling with a full blown race meeting scheduled for the previously dormant Heathcote Park Raceway (HPR).

Milburn has been a long standing friend of HPR owner Russell Clarke, and the two have reached agreement for the track to be refurbished and reignited as a regular speedway venue once again.

“Not only do I want to get the ASSA Sprintcars up and running but I also want to bring HPR back into the speedway mainstream as I have never lost sight of its potential and think it’s the perfect venue for ASSA to race at,” Milburn stated. “I think its central location makes it an ideal location to draw competitors and fans from all around Victoria.”

Milburn previously promoted a Victorian 360 Sprintcar Championship at HPR back when no-one else seemed to be interested in the “Budget” Winged Sprintcar Division.

Along with the development of his cars, Milburn has also invested in a car freighter that can transport up to ten Sprintcars to events at any one time.

 

 

Placerville Speedway’s Red Hawk Casino Championship Series resumes this Saturday

Placerville Speedway Banner Placerville, CA (April 27)...Following a special event last Saturday featuring KWS Sprint Cars and BCRA Midget Lites, the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship series returns to Placerville Speedway this coming weekend with the third points event of the season. Saturday's four division program includes the Thompson’s Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars, the Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models, the Jays Mobile Welding and Fabricating Pure Stocks, as well as the first appearance for the season for the IMCA Sport Mod division. With two races complete in the Red Hawk Casino Championship season, Princeton, California's Mason Moore leads the Thompson’s Auto Group 360 Sprint Car division by a scant point over defending series champion Greg DeCaires of Elk Grove. Moore, aboard the F&F x1 mount owned by Alan Bradway & Steve Tuccelli has two top five finishes in the opening two rounds, scoring 5th on opening night, April 2nd and a runner-up finish two weeks ago. "Alan is a great car owner, and crew chief, and provides one heck of a car for me to drive every week", said Moore. "Luckily, I have driven for him before and he knows what works for me. It definitely is a confidence booster for myself to be able to jump in the car and run well. I really enjoy racing at Placerville weekly and hope to be able to pick up a championship for the F&F Racing team." In the Domco Plumbing Limited Late Model division, Placerville resident Ryan McDaniel leads Ray Trimble by 1 marker after the first two events, scoring two runner-up finishes in the process. "Both races we have been real quick”, McDaniel stated. "Things just haven't quite gone our way. Last year by this time we had 3 or 4 wins, but the competition is tougher now and guys have really stepped up their programs. So, this Saturday we will be trying some different setup things to help get us a little quicker.” Dan Jinkerson leads the Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabricating Pure Stock division by two points after two events over Nick Baldwin, winner the last race out. Jinkerson won opening night and cited preparation as the key to his early season success. “Lots of hours in the shop. That’s how you win races”, he stated over the Placerville Speedway public address system. Saturday’s race marks the initial visit of the IMCA Sport Mods to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, which will see the series contest the 1/4 mile on four occasions in 2016. Pit gates will open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM. For complete details of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Racing Season, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com. Join the over 7000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can interact with fellow fans, drivers, and staff. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter for schedule updates and more by following us @pvillespeedway. In addition, Placerville Speedway is now on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway. Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The racing facility is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592.

 

 

Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Night at Mercer Raceway Park

(Mercer, PA April 27, 2016): This Saturday, April 30, will be Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Night at
Mercer Raceway Park. Due to the generosity of Elder Tractor Sales & Service, all member in good standing will be admitted free of charge to the grandstand area. They will enjoy a Saturday Night Live! racing program that will consist of seven superb classes of race cars on the tricky oval. Club members and all other fans are invited to arrive early, by 5:30 p.m., to see the first three divisions, which will include the Junior Sprints under the Elder Tractor Sales & Service banner. Or, they can come in later, at 7 p.m., to see the thunderous four star nightcap.

A pair of Brandons--Matus and Spithaler--have triumphed in the 4 Your Car Connections 410 Sprint Cars so far this season. But those daring young men will have plenty of competition. Former champions like Jack Sodeman, Jr. and Eric Williams have logged top five finishes. Veteran Scott Priester and Outlaw Sprint Warrior graduate Michael Bauer have been in the thick of the action, too. A.J. Flick is looking for that elusive first win at the Park, so he will be ready to take on all comers.

Defending divisional champion Jimmy Holden has taken both wins in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, but rival Kyle Fink has been second twice. Will this be the week that he can move up a notch? Lonnie Riggs has a pair of top five finishes, and Michael Maresco had a career best Mercer finish, fourth, last week.

Jacob Gomola and Andy Priest have prevailed in the pair of Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warrior contests, but this division has been highly competitive. Experienced racers like C.J. Jones, Darin Gallagher, George Hobaugh,Jr., and Ralph Engel, Jr. mix it up with the younger set, including Vincent Daugherty, Mike Marano, II, and Eric L. Williams. And, how about Gregg McCandless? Despite a ten-year absence from the racing scene, he's been getting faster each week.

Which orange machine will win in the Precise Racing Products Open Stock Cars this week? So far, Brent Johnson, Leigh Wheeler, and William Hurrelbrink have carried that color into victory lane. Terry Wheeler and Curt Bish also drive orange racers, so will they have what it takes to grab the checkers? If you are going to bet on some other color, green may be the choice. Defending champion Ryan Moyer sports that color on his chariot.

Shane and Shane--Pfeuffer and Webb--that is, have scored in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. Along with Mark Marcucci, Levi Spinneweber, Doug Jones, and Jacob Bova, they will be part of that early bird group of racers that will go to the post in the late afternoon.

Todd Hanlon has three wins so far in the Mini Stocks, presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. Will he continue the hot streak for another week? But, Tyler Fulton, Isaac Paden, and Shane Shook have been consistent as well. Maybe they can upset Hanlon

Young Chase Metheney scored his first win in the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints, but he had to chase down Ayden Cipriano to do it. Come out and cheer on these young racers as they gain valuable experience in the racing world.

Remember, that pit gates will open at 4 p.m., and grandstands at 4:30. The first green flag will fly at 5:30 for the Junior Sprints. They will be followed by the Mini Stocks and Modified Lites. Then, at 7 p.m., the action will switch to the Open Stocks, both Sprint Car classes, and the exciting 358 Modifieds.

The adult admission price will be $13, seniors (60+) $11, and students (9-15) $5. Children will be admitted free. The Family Pass will be just $28, and that will be good for two adults and up to four
minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be $30.

If you cannot make it to the track this week, plan to be there on May 7 for another action-packed Saturday Night Live program. Coming up on May 14 will be thge only appearance of teh Arctic Cat All Stars Circuit of Champions. Another popular event coming soon will be the Mo Vaughn Transit Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series. These non-wing racers will back 'em in on May 28.

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

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

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

 

 

STATS & STANDINGS

As the Boss Chassis WAR Sprint Series goes into an off weekend, the stats of the first three rounds of competition have been compiled, and the series is off to an impressive start.

Twenty-seven drivers have competed in the first three WAR races, with three different winners -Miller, Babb and Boyles.

Three drivers have registered tops 10s, Boyles, Muths, Potter, while Boyles sits alone with a perfect 3-for- 3 in top 5s.

Leading the "Heat Race Hero" standings are Chris Parkinson and Zach Daum, with two wins each. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Joe B. Miller and Ryan Kitchen each have one win each. The driver with the most heat race wins at the end of the year will be the 2016 Heat Race Hero and collect a $400 cash prize.

There have been three different Indy Race Parts Hard Charger winners so far: Warren Johnson, Kent Buckley and Clinton Boyles.

The Boss Chassis WAR Sprint Series has paid out nearly $15,000 in prize money in 2016 and an additional $2,400 in certificates and product through its contingency programs.

WAR could not accomplish these feats without its spectacular group of sponsors: Boss Chassis, Hinchman Racewear, Wilwood Disc Brakes, FK Midwest, DMI, Indy Race Parts, Vahlco Wheels, Bell Helmets, Schure Built Suspension, EMI, Rod End Supply, Engine Connection and Rockwell Security.

 

 

Sixth Annual Canyon Clash on Saturday!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (April 27, 2016) – Bragging rights are on the line Saturday night at Canyon Speedway Park as the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars battle it out for the top spot in the Sixth Annual Canyon Clash atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

While the USAC Southwest non-wing ranks take center stage, also setting sights on Canyon Clash victory lane are the Allscapes IMCA Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades presented by Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive, Western Mod Lites and Micro Sprints.

Following an open practice on Friday night from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday’s Sixth Annual Canyon Clash goes green at 7:00 p.m.

While reigning USAC Southwest champion R.J. Johnson has past Clash momentum on his side, it’s Stevie Sussex with the hot hand as of late in USAC Southwest action.

Johnson has topped two of the last three Canyon Clash events including last year’s edition ahead of Josh Pelkey and Michael Colegrove. Johnson also won in 2013 with Charles Davis, Jr., breaking up the pair of wins with a 2014 triumph. Jeremy Sherman won the initial pair of Canyon Clash events in 2011 and 2012.

Johnson finds himself chasing Sussex early on in the 2016 points race though, with Sussex topping two of the most three recent series events including an Easter Eggstravaganza triumph at CSP on March 26.

Sussex goes into the Canyon Clash with a 30-point advantage over Johnson with Davis, Jr., Mike Martin and Josh Pelkey also among the top five. The balance of the top ten includes Matt Rossi, Nick Aiuto, Tye Mihocko, Dennis Gile and Chris Bonneau.

In the Allscapes IMCA Stock Car vs. SCRA Stock Car ranks, current CSP points leader George Fronsman guns for a fourth consecutive feature win. While riding a three-race winning streak, Fronsman is just 12 points ahead of Cody Center in points with Speedy Madrid, Lonnie Foss and Marlowe Wrightsman also among the top five.

The IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades presented by Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive have offered up four different winners over the last four races with Paul O’Connor the most recent winner on April 2.

Jason Crowe holds a slim Hobby Stock vs. Renegades points lead entering Saturday’s action just two points ahead of Jacob Madrid with Richard Bennett another four points back in third.

Brenden Priest topped the most recent Mod Lite event at CSP on March 26 while Shon Deskins extended the streak of different Micro Sprint winners to seven in a row with his April 16 score.

Tickets for Saturday’s action are just $16, with a $3 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 http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling Holiday Inn Express at 623-853-1313.

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 2016 Canyon Schedule can be previewed online at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/schedule/.

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.

 

 

URSS Sprints Invade RPM Speedway Saturday Night

For the first time in history IMCA State and National points will be on the line as the URSS/IMCA Racesaver Sprints hit the track for the first time in 2016. The unique partnership between the URSS and IMCA in 2016 allows drivers from area states to compete for the first time at RPM Speedway with the URSS and earn IMCA points. This will be the first of three appearances by the Rebels in 2016.

Last year Koby Walters scored his first URSS Feature win at the opening race at RPM Speedway in 2015. The young Liberal driver put on a show as he motored his way to the win. As always the United Rebel Sprint Series is full of young guns and experienced veterans that will always put on a show for the fans in the stands. 2016 has already shown the Parity in the series is here to stay as three different drivers have graced Victory Lane in the first three races.

Kansas Regional Champion Zach Blurton picked up his first win of the year at the season opener at Wakeeney Speedway. Zac Taylor picked up his first victory of the year last Saturday at Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colorado. The most recent winner Steven Richardson picked up his first win of the year in Wakeeney this past Sunday night. Richardson has tasted Victory Lane at RPM Speedway last year during the URSS Tenth Anniversary Season.

Look for many of your favorite drivers to be in attendance this coming Saturday night including past winners CJ Johnson, Brian Herbert, Zach Blurton and a host of new talented racers looking to grab that first checkered flag. Joining the URSS Sprint Cars will be the NCRA Late Model Series, IMCA Hobby Stocks, IMCA Sport Compacts, the Kansas Antique Racers, the wild and crazy cruisers and the always entertaining School Bus Races.

Pits open at 4pm. General Admission Grandstand opens at 5pm, Hot Laps at 6pm, Green Flag waves at 7pm. For more information on the RPM Speedway you can visit their FaceBook page or visit track website at http://www.rpmspeedway.net/

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

 

 

Chase Dietz Returns, Shakes Down Family Car During First Start

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, Pa. (April 27, 2016) - For the first time since early March, Chase Dietz entered 410 sprint car competition at Lincoln Speedway. The third generation racer registered his family-owned, Haas Shocks, Godfrey Racing Engines, Embee & Sons, Gardy Enterprises, Mark’s Automotive, Pancho’s Race Products, Keizer Wheels, Beer Hill Gang, No. 2D for the Saturday, April 23, program, searching for a positive momentum kick to help launch his return to open wheel racing. Despite finishing outside of the top-ten, Dietz expressed progress, already anxious for his return to the driver seat.

“We have some things we need to change and fix up, but all in all, we had a fun night,” said Chase Dietz. “We kinda took our time putting this deal together during the last few weeks. We still have some bugs to work out, but nothing too demanding. I’m just excited to be racing again.”

Chase Dietz finished 16th during main event action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night, advancing forward after starting 20th on the grid. The York, Pennsylvania, native had to qualify for the feature program the hard way, racing through the evening’s consolation with a runner-up finish. Plans to return to Lincoln Speedway have yet to be finalized. Dietz and team will decide on an upcoming schedule during the days to come.

“We aren’t real sure on a set schedule yet,” explained Chase Dietz. “We are going to race as often as we can, but still take things one week at a time. We won’t attempt to outdo ourselves or over run our equipment. I just want to thank all of my supporters for their help in making my family car a reality again. Godfrey Racing Engines has been amazing to us, along with a very long list of others. We are thrilled to have such an amazing support group on our side.”

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

Recent Highlights: Finished 7th during Icebreaker 30 at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, February 28, 2016. 2015 North American 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year

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

2016 Wins: N/A

Catch Chase Dietz on YouTube: https://youtu.be/c9k0Z_F9qrY

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

 

 

Central Pennsylvania Triple-Header On Deck for Cory Haas; Earns Top-Ten During Recent Williams Grove Speedway Start

Fully Injected Motorsports:

York, PA (April 27, 2016) - The 2016 season has been active for York’s own Cory Haas, balancing the majority of his effort between action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway. The pilot of the Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., No. 11C has had no issue displaying success during the early stages of his 2016 campaign, earning his way into the top-ten on eight separate occasions between the two facilities, five of which at Lincoln Speedway. Haas’ most recent top-ten appearance occurred on Friday night, April 22, during the $6,000-to-win, Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway, crossing under the final checkers 10th in the running order.

The former eight-time 358 track champion in Central Pennsylvania will have three opportunities to further his 2016 accomplishments during the upcoming weekend, set to embark on three consecutive nights of competition at three different facilities.

“Big weekend ahead, so that is definitely exciting for our team,” said Cory Haas. “We’ve been having a pretty good year. The speed is there, and we’ve shown that, we just need to put ourselves in some better positions. Can’t thank my guys enough for their hard work and dedication. We’ll work to get that first win of the season this weekend.”

Cory Haas will kick-off the upcoming weekend with a visit to the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday night, April 29, followed by a trip back to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown on Saturday night, April 30. The 13th annual Weldon Sterner Memorial will headline competition in the Pigeon Hills, awarding $6,900 to the main event winner after 33 laps of A-main action.

Fred Rahmer’s “Party at the Path” will conclude Cory Haas’ upcoming triple-header, headquartered at Path Valley Speedway Park near Spring Run on Sunday evening, May 1. A top prize equalling $4,000 will be awarded on Sunday night, and after taking into consideration Friday’s potential payday of $3,800, Cory Haas could pocket nearly $15,000 by the end of the weekend. The York native is certainly no stranger to high dollar pay days, earning a prior Kevin Gobrecht Memorial title worth $7,000. Haas will enter the three-race schedule currently 11th in the Hoseheads Central PA standings.

Keep up with Cory Haas and the entire Barshinger ‘11C’ team right here at ‘FullyInjected.com.’ Be sure to also visit the official online home of Cory Haas at www.coryhaas.com. 2016 merchandise is now on sale and will be available at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway during the entire season.

Cory Haas on Youtube: Here!

Recent Highlights: Earned feature win at Williams Grove Speedway during “Billy Kimmel Memorial” on Sunday, September 6

2015 Wins: 1 2016 Wins: N/A

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, Stone Grille Taphouse, Classic Rock Custom Stone, Keizer Wheels, Darrah’s Automotive, Trone Outdoor, Haas Shocks, and Fully Injected Motorsports

 
 
 
Midweek FAST Action Update: Defending Champ Earns FAST Win at Fremont, John Ivy Scores FAST 305 Series Opener;
FAST Standings Updated, 40 Combined Members

FAST Series Press:

FREMONT, Ohio (April 27, 2106) - Unfortunately, Mother Nature’s early season winning percentage is impressive, washing away a second round of FAST 410 Series competition at Attica Raceway Park on Friday night, April 22. Despite the weather’s negative effect on the first half of the weekend, northwest Ohio’s finest open wheel racers returned to the dirt on Saturday evening, April 23, at Fremont Speedway, participating in another round of the Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service campaign. When the dust settled at the “Track That Action Built,” a familiar face was celebrated in victory lane, inching himself one step closer toward another $10,000 FAST 410 Series championship.

 

Byron Reed, the 2016 “triple-crown” champion in northwest Ohio after earning Attica Raceway Park, Fremont Speedway and FAST 410 Series titles, earned the FAST 410 Series victory on Saturday night at Fremont Speedway, taking command of the 30-lapper with ten circuits remaining, eventually holding off an eighth row starting Craig Mintz and pole sitter Chris Andrews at the checkers. Reed now has two consecutive podium finishes during FAST 410 Series competition in 2016, adding his recent victory to a second place performance on opening night. Officially, Byron Reed is the current Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service point leader, just ahead of Craig Mintz and Broc Martin.

“Congratulations to Byron Reed and his crew on the victory,” said Rich Farmer, FAST Series promoter. “Reed is one of the best to ever race in this area and his accolades certainly prove that. You can never count out that black No. 5.”

For the first time in 2016, the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro made an appearance at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, April 23, officially launching their 2016 campaign. Attica Raceway Park was intended to be the starting point on April 22, but like the FAST 410 Series, it was washed away by Mother Nature.

John Ivy, who started fourth on the main event grid, earned the first FAST 305 Series victory of 2016 on Saturday night at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds, racing ahead of Dustin Stroup and Seth Schneider. Ivy, a local favorite who calls Fremont home, will use his victory to catapult to the top of the current FAST 305 Series standings. The 2016 series title is worth $2,500.

“I’m happy for John Ivy and his team,” explained Rich Farmer. “The 305 class in this area is very competitive. The talent is deep and the car counts have been stellar. Ivy is a true veteran and I’m sure this won’t be his last visit to Fremont Speedway victory lane.”

Up next on the schedule is another pair of Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service events on Friday and Saturday, April 29-30. Attica Raceway Park will attempt to host their first FAST sanctioned event of 2016 on Friday evening, followed by a third appearance at Fremont Speedway on Saturday. The JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro schedule will not resume until Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, with another doubleheader in northwest Ohio. Teams will visit Attica Raceway Park on Friday evening, followed by a second appearance at Fremont Speedway on Saturday.

“I just want to take the time to thank all of our partners in 2016,” said Farmer. “The level of support we have this season is remarkable. Our goal from the start has been to build up the FAST tradition and turn it into one of the most competitive local series in the country. The help from our dedicated supporters allows that to happen.”

Current FAST 410 Series Standings (16 Full-Time Members):

1

Byron Reed

295

2

Craig Mintz

283

3

Broc Martin

276

4

Caleb Griffith

260

5

Jody Keegan

255

6

Trey Jacobs

249

7

Chris Andrews

242

8

Stuart Brubaker

236

9

Brian Lay

232

10

Tyler Gunn

224

11

Bill Rose

224

12

Duane Zablocki

217

13

DJ Foos

216

14

Adam Kekich

216

15

Shawn Valenti

209

16

Jess Stiger

205


 

Current FAST 305 Series Standings (24 Full-Time Members):

1

John Ivy

150

2

Dustin Stroup

145

3

Seth Schneider

140

4

Nate Dussel

136

5

Dustin Dinan

134

6

Jason Keckler

129

7

Alvin Roepke

126

8

Bobby Clark

123

9

Dan McCarron

120

10

Paul Weaver

118

11

Luke Griffith

116

12

Tyler Street

114

13

Jamie Miller

112

14

Cody Bova

110

15

Matt Foos

108

16

Ricky Peterson

106

17

Steve Rando

105

18

Trevor baker

104

19

Jerry Dahms

89

20

Cody Gallogly

88

21

Dustin Rall

88

22

George Englert

50

23

Kyle Capodice

50

24

Rick Daugherty

0


 

2016 Winners:

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

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

FAST Series Information:

FAST Series membership forms are now available online at www.fastondirt.com. Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2016 Kistler Racing Products FAST Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2016 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2016 FAST Series point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, K S Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA  Auto Parts , All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels

 

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25th annual Bud Light Small Block Super Classic Qualifying Format Finalized

OSWEGO, NY (April 27, 2016) – The 60th annual celebration of Budweiser International Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway will no doubt be an historic affair with the return of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour as well as the 25th running of the Bud Light Small Block Super Classic 75, which will feature a new qualifying format in its silver anniversary to be run on Sunday, September 4.

Two-lap qualifying time trials will once again be held for the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers on International Classic Qualifying Night on Friday, September 2, however a total of 10 cars will now be locked into Sunday’s 75-lap Classic, as opposed to only six in previous seasons.

The fastest six qualifiers, known as the ‘Super 6’, will then redraw for their official starting spots in the front three rows of the SBS Classic, while positions 7-10 will lineup according to qualifying times from Friday.

The ‘Super 6’ redraw will take place during the LIVE concert put on by Dirtroad Ruckus as a part of the Party in the Pits Friday evening.

Those that do not lock into the top ten positions during time trials will participate in one of two semi-final qualifying events on Friday evening. A yet to be determined number of drivers will qualify from each semi-final before Dirtroad Ruckus takes to the stage following the drop of the final checkered flag.

Drivers that do not qualify from the semi-finals will have one last chance to make the 25th Bud Light SBS Classic by taking part in the SBS Classic Consi on Sunday afternoon.

The Friday night Party in the Pits, highlighted by Dirtroad Ruckus, will begin a weekend of main event racing featuring the NASCAR Whelen Modified ‘Mod Classic 150’ and the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals on Saturday, September 3 followed by the 25th anniversary Bud Light SBS Classic and the 60th Budweiser International Classic 200 for Supermodifieds on Sunday, September 4.

Three day tickets for Budweiser Classic Weekend are currently on sale by calling the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646. Full weekend tickets start at only $90.

Kids 16 and under will again be admitted free at all Speedway events in 2016 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.

On track activity beings at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, May 7 with the annual open test session for all racing divisions. Testing will run from 1-5pm on May 7 and is free for spectators to sit in the main grandstand.

Racing action at the Speedway begins on Saturday, May 14 featuring the Speedway’s 66th consecutive opening night highlighted by the Race of Champions Modified Richie Evans Memorial 61 as well as kick-off events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS.

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.

 

 

TKS Motorsports – Eighth Place Run in Second Outing at Knoxville!

(Bill W) April 27, 2016 – After a part failure caused a DNF on opening night at Knoxville, the TKS Motorsports #2KS team and driver Craig Dollansky rebounded last Saturday night with a solid eighth place run in just their second outing of the season. The team hopes to climb the ladder a little higher this Saturday at Knoxville.

Craig would time in ninth quick amongst the 27-car field. “We were just a little too tight,” says owner and crew chief, Troy Renfro. “We’re way better qualifying this year than we were last year. The racetrack was a little faster for qualifying that it was the week before. The track has been good. They’ve done a good job with it.”

A fifth place finish in the heat locked the #2KS into the feature. “There were a couple of things we wanted to try in the heat and we were definitely too tight there,” says Troy. “We were able to get through there though and get ready for the feature.”

Craig would line up inside row five for the main event. “We went back to where we thought we should be, and we were still a little too tight,” says Troy. “Part of that is the tires we’re running on. When you’re in dirty air, it’s tough to drive. In clean air, you’re fine.”

Several battles ensued in heavy traffic, but a caution with eight laps to go opened up the racetrack. “Honestly, it was tough for anyone to pass,” says Troy. “We were tight, but looking at the other teams, most of them were too. Saturday, most of the passing was done in traffic, or when someone made a mistake.”

Troy and the team are preparing for this weekend’s action at Knoxville. “We’ve made some changes this week,” he says. “We know where we’re lacking and we’re making those changes. We’re really excited about getting back on the track. Starting next week, we’ll be running at least two shows a week most weeks and that’s going to help us a ton. This was only our second race of the year.”

TKS Motorsports is always open to new perspective partners!

TKS Motorsports would like to thank Casey's General Stores, Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP), Aggressive Hydraulics, 1 Way Technologies, AL Driveline, AO Designs, All Star Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt Professional Seat Systems, Fibreworks Composites, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier, Indy Race Parts, KSE Racing Products, Mag Tech Ignition, Maxim Racing Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Vahlco Wheels, Webb Family Farms, Wilwood, Winters Performance Products and Gail Dielman.

To Subscribe to TKS Motorsports Releases, e-mail “TKS” to sprntcar@hotmail.com!

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – On the Road with the Outlaws!

(Bill W) April 27, 2016 – Wayne Johnson spent three nights with the World of Outlaws this week. The outings were highlighted by a run from 20th to eighth at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas on Saturday. This weekend, the Oklahoma City driver hopes to run with the WoO in his home state on the Salina Highbanks Friday before competing in weekly competition at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday.

The WoO started with two nights at Devil’s Bowl Friday and Saturday. Friday was a struggle for the Two-C Racing team. “The mechanic, which is me, did a horrible job,” says Wayne. “I put the wrong jet in and the motor wouldn’t run. We didn’t find it until after qualifying on Saturday. We got better and better after that.”

After qualifying through Saturday’s B, Wayne started 20th and charged to eighth. “We were decent, but our car still wasn’t where it needs to be,” he says. “To be able to drive by some of those guys, I knew they definitely weren’t set up.”

He would actually climb as high as sixth. “We were able to get by (Jason) Sides and (Brad) Sweet late in the race for sixth,” says Wayne. “But the caution came out and we had to get back in eighth. We were happy to run there, especially with how the car felt and from where we started.”

Last night, the WoO made their first trip to I-30 Speedway near Little Rock in many years. Qualifying is paramount with the Outlaws, and Wayne was 24th quick. “We went in the wrong direction in qualifying,” he says. “We hit the wrong part of the track in three and four. When you don’t qualify well, you’re behind the 8-ball.”

He would go from eight to sixth in his heat, before pulling off in the feature. “The car really ran o.k. in the heat and the feature,” says Wayne. “We just aren’t where we need to be with the 410 yet. We’re just a little off. I’m still trying to get the balance on the car.”

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link… http://www.facebook.com/#!/WayneJohnsonRacing

Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

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

Wayne's Fast Facts

On April 27, 2012 Wayne led all 25 laps to win at the Salina Highbanks in ASCS National Series action. Brian Brown was second, ahead of Jack Dover, Danny Lasoski and Brad Loyet.

Partner of the Week – Canyon Apparel

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

 

 

BRADY BACON BECOMES THE WINNINGEST DRIVER IN THE 87 YEAR/STORIED HISTORY OF HOFFMAN RACING

Loveland, OH (26 April ,2016) Saturday, 23 April, turned out to be a historic race in the history of Hoffman Racing. Brady Bacon, with his 14th USAC National Sprint Car win in the # 69 Mean Green, Lykins Oil, Purple Heart Hoffman Machine, at Montpelier Speedway in Indiana, became the winningest driver in HAR Racing history. Brady went into this year tied with Jerry Coons Jr. with 13th, followed by Tracy Hines with 12 and Dave Darland with 11.

Brady first won in the #69 in 2012 while driving part time for the Team, at West Memphis AR. He became the full time driver in 2013 and won again at Lake Odessa MI. Things really started to click in 2014 with 4 more wins and Brady’s first USAC National Sprint Car Championship and Hoffman’s 10th . The year 2015 was a tough year points wise but was a record year in Hoffman history with 7 USAC National Sprint Car wins, the most of any driver in 87 years in a single year.

“ We were fortunate that Brady moved back to Indiana and gave me a call in 2013 . It is really special that out of the 132 drivers Hoffman Racing has had over the years, Brady has won more races then any of them”, said Richard Hoffman President of Hoffman Racing.

Rob Hoffman, Vice President of Engineering and Crew Chief said ”Brady has been a real pleasure to work with. We have been able to work together each year and improved our performance. When Brady gets into a rhythm he is hard to beat”.

“ Brady is a dream driver for sponsors to work with, they all value what he brings to market their products and represents them in a first class manner always” said Tim Waechter VP of Marketing, PR and Social media.

Highlights of the team’s history include: -1929-1960 Gus campaigned Sprint Cars and Midgets, his drivers included Eddie Sachs, and Don Branson - 1964 Gus’s son Richard became co-owner of the Team - 1973-1984 HAR fielded Indy Cars, including 7 Indy 500 starts - 1989 HAR won the first of 10 USAC National Sprint Car Championships with Rob Hoffman as the crew chief (’92,’93,’96,’97,’99,’02,’04,’08,’14)

With 94 USAC National Sprint Car wins and 10 National Championships, HAR has won more National races and championships than any other team in USAC sprint car history. HAR also has 7 Silver Crown and a National Midget win for a total of 102 USAC National wins. In 2003 HAR was recognized for excellence by the Ohio State Senate and House of Representatives. HAR has finished in the top 3 in USAC National Sprint Car owners points 19 times since 1989.

Drivers from the past 87 years reads like a who’s who of racing: Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Tracy Hines, JJ Yeley, Kasey Kahne, Kenny Irwin Jr, Rich Vogler, Dave Darland, Johnny Parsons Jr., Tim Richmond, Jay Drake, Brian Tyler, Robbie Stanley, Eric Gordon, Steve Butler , Jerry Coons Jr. Ryan Newman, Dave Steele, George Snider, Tom Bigelow Shorty Templemen, Don Branson, Eddie Sachs, Bill Puterbaugh, Elmer George, Pancho Carter, Roger Ward, Andy Michener, Kyle Larson and Brady Bacon. In all approximately 132 drivers have competed in the Hoffman cars. Of those there are four father/son combinations , Dick and Dickie Gaines, Jim and Tracy Hines Kerry and Dave Norris, Clark and Shorty Templemen. Two brother combinations, Larry and Steve Cannon, Pancho Carter and Johnny Parsons Jr. HAR also had a step-grandfather and step-grandson combination of Elmer George and Ed Carpenter.

 

 

Mark Castiglia Small Block Super Fundraiser at Lighthouse Lanes this Saturday, April 30

OSWEGO, NY (April 27, 2016) – Oswego Speedway Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super feature winner Mark Castiglia will be holding a team fundraiser on Saturday, April 30 at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego beginning at Noon.

Chicken BBQ dinners will be will be available for a donation of $10.

The day will feature two grand prize raffles including a season pit pass to Oswego Speedway valued at $325 as well as a season VIP pass to the hospitality towers for $700.

Castiglia finished 15th in the driver standings at the Speedway in 2015, but did pick up one main event victory in the Summer Championship last July. With that win, Castiglia now has five career SBS victories at Oswego tied all-time with Gregg Davis, Rob Pullen, and Anthony Losurdo.

Kids 16 and under will again be admitted free at all Speedway events in 2016 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.

On track activity beings at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, May 7 with the annual open test session for all racing divisions. Testing will run from 1-5pm on May 7 and is free for spectators to sit in the main grandstand.

Racing action at the Speedway begins on Saturday, May 14 featuring the Speedway’s 66th consecutive opening night highlighted by the Race of Champions Modified Richie Evans Memorial 61 as well as kick-off events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS.

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.

 

 

TEAM TURNER RACING: MIXED BAG AT MERRITTVILLE

by Tommy Goudge (April 27, 2016) – Caistor Centre, Ontario – Jamie Turner and sons Cory and Ryan got their 2016 season started on Saturday as the Patriot Sprint Tour invaded Merrittville Speedway.

The three TTR drivers were among 30 entries for the event at the Thorold, Ontario track. Things began on a sour note for the team, as Ryan's car suffered a terminal mechanical failure during the warmup session, while Cory and Jamie both drew starting positions at the tail end of their heat races.

Cory and Jamie were able to salvage good results; Cory drove from 10th to 6th in his heat race to earn a spot in the Dash. Jamie did even better by going from 9th to 3rd and earning enough passing points to get a spot in the redraw for A-Feature starting positions.

"I was fast!" Cory exclaimed. "10th to 5th or 4th would have made the redraw."

Cory started 3rd in the Dash and won it - his first checkered flag in the Hill's Racing #97 - and earned the 9th starting spot in the A-Feature. The race went green-to-checkered without any stoppages, and Cory drove steadily forward to emerge with a 5th place finish. Jamie fell back a few spots in the A-Feature, but stayed in the top 10 with a 7th place finish.

"(I) got bottled up on the start of the A, and it went straight through," noted Cory. "I was pretty happy for the first night out."

UP NEXT: Fri 20 May - Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken ON) 360 Sprint Cars Sat 21 May - Brighton Speedway (Brighton ON) SOS 360 Sprint Cars

LINKS Website: www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca Twitter: @11teamturner19 Facebook: search “Team Turner Racing” YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/racingteamturner

TEAM TURNER TROOPS Team Turner Racing would like to thank KT Tobacco, Aces Bar & Grill, Insta-Panels, Braemar Building Systems, Silo Wireless, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Six Nations Bingo, Malabar Super Spice, JNE Recovery, V&R Recycling, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Champion Brands Canada, Hauser’s Pharmacy, KT Gas & Convenience, The Truck Toppers, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Rondex, Silverdale Gun Club, Barlow Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, Bryan’s Farm Supply, Beamer Farms, The Powerhouse, Total Coatings, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, JLB Mobile Mechanical, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Top Flight Wings, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, and ImageFactor.ca

Visit www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca to find out how you can join the Team Turner Troops!

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HILL’S RACING TEAM: BACK TO THE BUCKEYE STATE

by Tommy Goudge (April 27, 2016) – Six Nations, Ontario – The first Canadian stop on Alex Hill's 2016 schedule didn't go according to plan. She and the #77x team are looking to rebound in Ohio this weekend.

Alex competed in 11 races in the United States and saw 4 more cancelled due to rain before racing back home on Canadian soil. Following the rainout of a planned visit to Ohio's Attica Raceway Park on Friday, the team prepared for the Patriot Sprint Tour event on Saturday at Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ontario.

Alex drew the 3rd starting position for her heat race, but got caught up in a crash. The crew worked hard to fix the car and get Alex back on track for the B-Main, but she was involved in another crash which ended her night.

Teammates Cory Turner and Dain Naida found better luck; Cory was able to start 9th and finish 5th in the A-Feature, while Dain emerged from the B-Main to finish 12th in the A-Feature.

UP NEXT: Alex has two 305 Sprint Car races in Ohio on her agenda this weekend, with a Friday stop at Attica Raceway Park, and Saturday racing at Fremont Speedway.

LINKS Website: www.HillsRacingTeam.com Twitter: @HillsRacingTeam Facebook: search “Hill's Racing Team”

HILL’S HELPERS The Hill’s Racing Team would like to thank Iroquois Hereford Farms, Townline Variety, BMO Bank of Montreal, Tony Stewart Racing, CARSTAR Collision & Glass Service, Ackland Insurance, M-One, Davis Fuels, and Engine Pro Racing. Visit www.HillsRacingTeam.com to find out how you can join the team!

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Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Kicks off Highbank Holdup Weekend at Fulton this Friday

 By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – The 33rd Anniversary season for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) had to wait one week to get the point season started. With last week’s postponed event at Outlaw Speedway, the stars and cars will now converge to the Fulton Speedway to get the 2016 tour underway.

It what is now turned into a special two-day event, the Highbank Holdup Weekend will get it’s start this Friday night when the ESS joins the DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series for a big night. The 25 lap A-Main will pay the winner $2,000 and will award points for the overall Lucas Oil Championship, the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour and the SUNY Canton Series.

Quebec’s Steve Poirier will head in what looks to be a large field of sprinters to the track where ESS got it’s start back in 1983. Jason Barney, Paul Kinney, Matt Tanner, Tommy Wickham, Paulie Colagiovanni, Shawn Donath, Dave Axton, Mike Stelter, Parker Evans, Chad Miller and Sammy Reakes IV will also be in the field.

However, the list doesn’t stop there, Bryan Howland, George Suprick, Larry Wight, Denny Peebles, Pete Richardson, Tim Axton, Yan Bilodeau, Larry Kelleher, Dan Douville, Keith Granholm, Steve Hutchinson, Jonathan Preston, Derrick Juliano, Scott Holcomb and others look to be on hand.

The Beard Sewer and Drain Timed Hot Laps starts off the night followed by the Car Mate Trailer Heats, Pitre Painting is sponsoring the Cobra Coaches Dash, the Lacaillade Masonry B-Main will fill the final qualifiers before the $2,000 to win finale’.

A new tradition, Highbank Holdup Weekend, the Lucas Oil ESS winged warriors at the Fulton Speedway this Friday…it will be excitement guaranteed!

Past Empire Super Sprint Winners at Fulton Speedway.

Aug. 13, 1983

Bob Featherly

Aug. 20, 1983

Don Buchanan

Sept. 3, 1983

Don Buchanan

Sept. 10, 1983

Gordy Button

Sept. 17, 1983

Gordy Button

Sept. 24, 1983

Gordy Button

Oct. 1, 1983

Alan Lane

Oct. 15, 1983

Craig Keel

Apr. 14, 1984

Gordy Button

April 21, 1984

Alan Lane

May 5, 1984

Jon King

May 12, 1984

Gordy Button

May 26, 1984

John Brutcher

June 2, 1984

Gordy Button

June 9, 1984

Craig Keel

June 16, 1984

Gordy Button

June 30, 1984

Gordy Button

July 7, 1984

Gordy Button

July 14, 1984

Gordy Button

July 28, 1984

Jeff Taylor

Aug. 4, 1984

Craig Keel

Aug. 18, 1984

Craig Keel

Aug. 25, 1984

Craig Keel

Sept. 1, 1984

Brett Barnett

Sept. 8, 1984

Jeff Taylor

Sept. 22, 1984

Jeff Taylor

Sept. 29, 1984

Alan Lane

Apr. 20, 1985

John Brutcher

May 30, 1987

Gordy Button

June 27, 1987

Tom Bliss

July 11, 1987

Mal Lane

Aug. 8, 1987

Mal Lane

Sept. 20, 1987

Lonny Riehlman

Apr. 30, 1988

Mike VanDusen

May 28, 1988

Bob Podolak

July 9, 1988

Bob Podolak

Aug. 13, 1988

Mike VanDusen

Sept. 6, 1988

Gordy Button

Sept. 17, 1988

John Brutcher

Sept. 24, 1988

Mike VanDusen

Apr. 22, 1989

Mal Lane

May 13, 1989

Mal Lane

June 3, 1989

John Birosh

June 24, 1989

Bob Podolak

July 15, 1989

Mal Lane

Sept. 30, 1989

Mal Lane

June 2, 1990

Mal Lane

Aug. 11, 1990

Mal Lane

May 30, 1992

Mal Lane

Sept. 4, 1993

Mike Woodring

June 4, 1994

Craig Keel

Sept. 3, 1994

Mike Woodring

June 3, 1995

Craig Keel

Sept. 9, 1995

Craig Keel

Sept. 16, 1995

Craig Keel

June 1, 1996

Mike Woodring

July 27, 1996

Mark Bragman

Oct. 4, 1996

Mike Woodring

Aug. 15, 2000

Dan Kaszubinski

May 23, 2001

R.C. Faigle

July 27, 2002

Rick Wilson

May 6, 2006

Bryan Howland

July 16, 2011

Steve Poirier

July 6, 2013

Bryan Howland

July 5, 2014

Jason Barney

July 4, 2015

Steve Poirier

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Soares Has Promising Night At Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Battling with the King of the West Series on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway, Jarrett Soares had a night that showed some promise at times, but eventually ended with Soares being scored 20th when the feature came to a close.

“It started out pretty well with qualifying, and then we got into some trouble in our heat race, but we got into the feature and ran well at times but ended up getting caught up in a pair of altercations,” Soares said.

Timing his American Tool & Mfg./C&H Veteran Enterprises/Performance Powder Coating No. 12 machine in ninth fastest, Soares would then see contact with another competitor during heat race action result in his car getting upside down, and sending him to the B Main.

Getting repairs done just prior to the semi being called to staging, Soares would line up second in the race, and his second place finish would put him safely in the feature event where he lined up in the fifth row for the 30-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, the Discovery Bay, CA product held his own inside the Top-10 as he battled with Brent Kaeding, and soon a charging Robbie Price. On the 20th lap, Soares would be involved in his first altercation of the night before another on lap 25 brought his night to an end.

“There were some positives to take from the night such as qualifying,” Soares explained. “We also seemed to have a pretty decent pace all night, so hopefully we can get up to Chico this weekend and run well there again like we did a few weeks ago.”

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

ON TAP: Soares will head to the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night to compete in the tracks weekly 410ci action before returning to the speedway on Saturday night to compete with the King of the West Series during the Dave Bradway, Jr Memorial.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins-0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-2

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Coast To Coast Wins For KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: Over the weekend, KSE Racing Products continued to provide teams the tools needed to score wins from coast-to-coast as wins were scored with various sanctioning bodies.

The World of Outlaws made their annual stop at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway over the weekend and it was Joey Saldana parking his Roth Motorsports entry in victory lane on Friday night, before Shane Stewart and his Larson Marks Racing team stole the show on Saturday night to earn the Ted Johnson Memorial trophy.

The All Star Circuit of Champions headed to the East Coast, and it was Dale Blaney picking up the win at the Port Royal Speed Palace during the Keith Kaufman Classic, and Danny Dietrich winning with the series at Selinsgrove. Dietrich was also victorious on Saturday at the Lincoln Speedway.

Out West it was Bud Kaeding stealing the show with the King of the West Series. The veteran driver used his KSE Racing Products to score his first career win at the Placerville Speedway.

Jarred Hull picked up the MOWA win, while Brady Bacon won with USAC, and Morgan Turpin scored with USCS. Jason Brney won at Fremont, Derek Hagar scored at the Smokey Mountain Speedway, Dusty Zomer took top honors with the Knoxville 360’s, and Bob Ream Jr won with the ASCS Southwest Series.

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Daryn Pittman chasing first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series home state win at Salina Highbanks Speedway

SALINA, OKLA. — April 27, 2016 — Daryn Pittman has won with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 20 different states and one Canadian province. One state he has never won in, though, is his home state of Oklahoma. The native of Owasso looks to change that this week as the series visits Salina Highbanks Speedway for their one and only visit to the Sooner State in 2016 on Friday, April 29.

Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, finished third for the second time in his career at the track last year. In four starts with the series at Salina Highbanks Speedway, the veteran driver has an average finish of 4.2, which is best among the drivers competing full-time with the series.

“I always enjoy racing in the Tulsa area,” said Pittman, who drives the Great Clips machine. “I’ve been close to winning that race a couple of times and haven’t gotten it done. Salina is a neat race track, especially when the surface is racy. There are a lot of people from around home that come out and Tulsa is a big racing town. It’s been pretty well-supported from the fans the handful of times we’ve gone there.”

Driving for Kasey Kahne Racing, Pittman has had a very strong start to the 2016 campaign. He has won three times, including two straight to wrap up the recent West Coast Swing for the Series. Pittman is one of just three drivers to have more than two wins this season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, joining his teammate Brad Sweet and seven-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz in that department. Pittman won for the first time this season at Royal Purple Raceway in Texas at the end of February. Pittman returned to victory lane in April at Perris Auto Speedway in California and USA Raceway in Arizona.

“Our car has been fast all year,” said Pittman. “I’d like to have a few more wins. We’ve been close. The last seven or eight nights we’ve either been battling for a win, ran first or second or had some kind of bad luck that knocks us out of the race. This is probably the best car I have ever had in my career. It’s fun to show up and drive every night when it’s like that. I’m excited for what the rest of the year holds.”

Heading into action this week, Pittman is fifth in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series standings on the strength of 14 top-10 finishes, with 11 of those being top-five performances. He is near the top of the leaderboard in a number of statistical categories thus far in 2016. Pittman leads the series in laps led in A-Feature events and is tied for the top spot in fast time awards in time trials. He has started on the pole a series-best six times in A-Feature events.

Pittman nearly picked up his fourth win of the season this past Saturday night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Texas, as he was leading, when a flat tire forced him to the work area with just seven laps remaining. He would work his way back up to 12th. Pittman finished third on Tuesday night at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., to earn his 12 top-five finish of the season.

“Devil’s Bowl is pretty close to home as well and that was a tough defeat we had there,” he noted. “You never want to lose a race, especially when you are as fast as we were. Losing tires is part of racing and you just have to put it behind you and move on, which we did. We were able to get back up from at Little Rock (I-30 Speedway), which shows how strong of a team we have.”

In his career with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Pittman has raced at a handful of tracks in his home state of Oklahoma, with the majority of those coming at the former State Fair Speedway in Oklahoma City. Along with racing at Salina Highbanks Speedway the last few years, Pittman also has been a stalwart at the Chili Bowl in Tulsa. This year he raced his way into the main event, with another 330-plus car field on hand.

“At Salina, you really have to keep up with the track,” said Pittman. “It can be pretty wet, but it also can be super dry there. The place is fast, even when it’s slick, so you have to have a good engine. We’ve only raced there a few times, but I’ve always felt comfortable there.”

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Friday, April 29 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or at the track on race day.

Discount General Admission tickets can also be purchased at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Each General Admission ticket purchased at an O’Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

For more information on tickets, visit slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

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Pokorski Motorsports ready to roll for PDTR season opener

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) April 26, 2016 - After putting their new 2016 Maxim through the paces during a practice session at the Manitowoc Speedway last Saturday, Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team are set to fire up the 2016 Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) season at the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (PDTR) opener at Sheboygan County Fair Park this Saturday, April 30.
Last Saturday’s practice offered a good opportunity for Pokorski and his crew to shake down the new car they have worked tirelessly to assemble to their liking over the past two months.
“I would say the practice was a success,” Pokorski said. “The very dry track conditions limited what we could learn about the new car, but the results to the changes we made were encouraging.”
With off-season preparations now complete, Pokorski Motorsports is keenly focused on this Saturday’s PDTR opener, which will kick off the team’s 24th season of dirt track competition.
After capturing the 2014 MSA Masters Series championship and placing second in the MSA point standings last year, Pokorski is hoping for more even success in 2016.
“I really looking forward to Saturday night’s season opener at PDTR,” Pokorski said. “The practice was a good time to make sure we hadn’t missed anything crucial on the car and to allow us to work together as a team and rehearse our routine of what we need to do to get ready to be on the track each night.”
Pokorski Motorsports would like to direct special recognition to R&H Enterprises, Goeden’s Auto Body, Christel Sign and Goodwin Racing Engines for helping to get the team’s new 2016 Maxim on the track this season.
The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2016 season include: Allied Bearing Corporation, Behling Racing Products, The Cawley Company, Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Hagar's Half-Pound Cookies, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions and Tisler Salvage Inc.
For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com
PDTR racing action, which features MSA Sprint Cars, WDLMA Late Models, Grand Nationals and B Mods, starts at 6 p.m. this Saturday, April 30. Sheboygan County Fair Park is location at 229 Fairview Drive in Plymouth. For more information, visit www.plymouthdtr.com or check out Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on Facebook.
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2016 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, April 30 - Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Friday, May 6 - Manitowoc Expo Speedway (IRA)
Saturday, May 7 - Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Saturday, May 14- Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Saturday, May 21 - Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)

 

 

Gary Wolford Fish Fry/Silver Spring Speedway Reunion This Sunday At Latimore Valley

News from the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing

York Springs, PA

Preserving America’s Motor Sports Heritage

York Springs, PA, April 26, 2016

The annual Gary Wolford Fish Fry and Silver Spring Speedway Reunion will occur this Sunday, May 1, at the Latimore Valley fairground. The fairground is located two miles east of York Springs, Pennsylvania on Latimore Valley Road.

Former local racing star Gary Wolford began the Fish Fry at his garage in Brogue, PA. The event grew in size and Wolford moved it to the present fairground location.

The Fish Fry is a fund-raising event for the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing. Gary Wolford donates all the proceeds from the day to the museum.

The festivities will commence at 9 a.m. There will be various restored racing machines in the infield area.

Gary Wolford’s dedicated crew will prepare fried fish and fries for those in attendance. There is no charge for the food but Wolford asks everyone to make a donation.

The highlight of the day is the blindfold race. Referred to as the “Second Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the race will feature four cars with each being piloted by a blindfolded driver.

The first car will contain Super Sportsman drivers Carmen Perigo Jr. and Steve Wilbur. Representing the Modified division will be MeMe DeSantis and Ryan Watt. Dana Montieh, Gloria Wilbur, and Tena Shaffer will occupy the third machine. The final entry will feature Susquehanna Speedway owner Scott Gobrecht and his speedway manager Kolten Gouse.

All will compete in junkyard cars prepared and donated by J and K Salvage. The race will go green at 1 p.m.

There will be other activities taking place including rides for the fans around the Latimore Valley oval. The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will be open.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing continues to be a showplace for the wide variety of machinery in the world of motorsports. The museum encompasses various forms of racing equipment. EMMR is also a leading motorsports research facility and contains the Chris Economaki collection.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 100 Baltimore Road, just off Route 15, near York Springs, PA.

For more information visit the museum’s web page at www.emmr.org.

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Two Weeks of Momentum Lead to River Cities Opener!

(Bill W) April 26, 2016 – Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Motorsports #13 team have been building momentum in their first two outings at the Knoxville Raceway. The Grand Forks, North Dakota driver nailed down a top ten finish last Saturday night at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”. This weekend will find the Polaris sponsored team at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks for the opener Friday, with a possible return to Knoxville on Saturday planned as well.

Mark spun to avoid an incident in the feature at Knoxville’s opener on April 16. “We’ve spent the first two weeks at Knoxville, and we’ve got some momentum going,” he says. “The first night we struggled quite a bit. We had to go to the back and got back up to 16th.”

He would check in last Saturday night with a decent qualifying lap and a heat race win. “We didn’t have what we needed that first week, and we’ve been making adjustments,” says Mark. “We’ve been working hard, and we’re headed in the right direction. The car felt really good in the heat race.”

Mark would start outside row seven in the feature. He would climb to tenth before the yellow flag showed with eight laps to go. “I felt like we had a racy car until the caution came out,” he says. “After that, we didn’t have much. I think the driver was a little too hard on the tire the first half of the race. We burnt up the tire a little bit.”

Usually, he is best late in the radce. “As the race goes on, we tend to improve,” says Mark. “Unfortunately, after the yellow on Saturday we just couldn’t improve from where we were in tenth.”

The all-time leading feature winner at River Cities is ready for the opener there. “I think we’re good weather-wise for Friday,” says Mark. “It’s not going to be super-warm, but people are ready to go racing. They had a test and tune last week. It was pretty cool weather and they had a ton of cars and fans for that, so I think they’ll be ready to go.”

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Josh Schneiderman – First Trip to Jacksonville Since 2008!

(Bill W) April 26, 2016 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team were looking to get some laps last weekend, competing with the MOWA series at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois in addition to their weekly run at Knoxville on Saturday. After finishing thirteenth in his first trip to Jacksonville since 2008, an unfortunate heat race incident essentially ended the West Burlington, Iowa driver’s night at Knoxville Saturday. The team is planning on being back in action at Knoxville this Saturday before the Sprint Invaders head to the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa next Wednesday, May 4.

Josh would time in 12th quick amongst the 31-car field at Jacksonville. “It was the first time we’d been to Jacksonville in a 410, and the first time period since 2008, so we were happy with our time there,” he says. “It had been a long time, and I’d never seen the track quite like it was Friday. It was a racy little joint and the cushion was tall. They did a nice job prepping it.”

He would transfer through his heat, finishing third. “MOWA has become a good series and there are a lot of tough drivers there,” says Josh. “They had two or three guys that don’t normally follow them that were there too. We were happy to lock ourselves into the feature.”

Josh would take the green inside row six. “We were better than we finished,” he says. “We were running tenth or eleventh there most of the race. I wasn’t really happy with where we were running so I started moving around the track a little. A couple of cars got past us towards the end and we ended up thirteenth. Overall, we were fairly satisfied with it being our first time ever there in a 410. We still have some rust to shake off, and going to Jacksonville and getting some laps in was a good way to do that. We had a good time and it was something different.”

At Knoxville, he would time in 19th quick. “I really felt good about the car and our lap in time trials,” says Josh. “I was a little bit baffled that our time didn’t show that. We’re doing some research on how to make that better.”

Unfortunately, an incident in the first heat collected Josh, sending the #49 upside down. “Our qualifying lap ultimately cost us,” he says. “We were in the back of the heat. Dustin (Selvage) had something break, which is how it goes. We just had nowhere to go. He did what he could to get his car out of the way. It’s just how it goes. I’m just thankful that neither of us was hurt.”

The car was damaged significantly, however. “The crash actually broke our frame,” says Josh. “It ripped the panhard bar off the front mounts. It ripped that spud out. It wasn’t safe to race, but we wanted to take the green to get our points and show our sponsors that we were working hard to get back out there. I have to thank both our guys and (Davey) Heskin’s guys for getting us ready.”

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Helms Records Top 20 with All Stars during Debut at Selinsgrove Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (April 26, 2016) - Caleb Helms capped last weekend with a top 20 during his debut at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Helms opened the Ray Tilley Classic featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Sunday by qualifying 20th quickest overall. That missed the heat race inversion and lined Helms up behind several of the top stars of the series.

"We had a pretty stacked heat race," he said. "I got by (Lucas) Wolfe, (Dale) Blaney and (Sheldon) Haudenschild on the start, but Wolfe and Blaney got me back on the next corner. I was able to stay in front of Sheldon and stay in a transfer spot."

Helms finished fifth in the heat race to lock into the main event, which he started 19th.

"We were really good and hitting our stride about halfway through the race when a red came out," he said. "We made some changes on the car and it wasn't the same at all. I fell back a few more spots."

Helms held on for a 17th-place result.

The weekend began on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., where the All Stars tackled the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic.

Unfortunately, Helms battled a fuel problem early in the night, which put him behind the eight ball.

"A nozzle line backed off during the heat race," he said. "It was running really bad. It would have hurt the motor to keep going so I pulled in early. Plus, it was getting fuel in the cockpit."

Helms was unable to finish the heat race, which relegated him into the fifth starting position in the B Main.

"I hadn't run many laps so I was trying to get used to what the track was like," he said. "By the end of the race we started running some good laps, but it took too long to get there."

Helms placed 10th in the consolation race.

He is scheduled to return to competition this Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, with the All Stars.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 23 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: DNF (5); B Main: 10 (5).

April 24 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 17 (19).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Helms Construction Inc.

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

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

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

 

 

Dover Survives Rough Track at Rapid for Fourth-Place Finish

Inside Line Promotions - ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa (April 26, 2016) - Jack Dover registered his first top five of the season last Friday at Rapid Speedway during the inaugural GoMuddy.com National Sprint League Tri-State Region event.

Dover's first trip to the track in approximately four years began with him advancing from third to second place in a heat race, which locked him into the feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 6 to start the main event on the outside of the third row.

"We were trying to take the car easy for what the track conditions were," he said. "There was a hole in turn one probably a foot deep. I freed the car up and my main goal was just to finish the race."

Dover battled for a top five throughout the main event before posting a fourth-place finish.

"We went from 10th in our season opener to a fourth last weekend and I think our next race will be a first," he said. "The results are getting better and we're getting better."

Dover is slated to return to competition this weekend when he will drive a 305ci sprint car for Chris Roseland on Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., and Saturday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 22 - Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 4 (6).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., and Saturday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Eagle Motorsports

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"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., True Trucking, Moss Racing Engines, Thorpe's Body Shop, Backlund Plumbing, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaver Racing Engines, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors and Vortex Wings for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. The only variable missing is a reliable truck and trailer. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail TeamDover@gmail.com.

 

 

Blaney Dominates Keith Kauffman Classic and Takes Over All Star Points Lead

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (April 26, 2016) - Dale Blaney returned to Victory Lane for the second time in four Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions points races this season and this time he did so against the vaunted Pennsylvania Posse.

Blaney guided the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed CH Motorsports team to the triumph during the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic last Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., to highlight a busy weekend.

"We were fortunate to go to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and have that problem and not have that come up on Saturday at Port Royal," he said. "That could have put us way, way behind."

The weekend began on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., where Blaney qualified ninth quickest before the rear end broke in his car causing the engine to rev up during a heat race at the half-mile oval. The team scratched from the remainder of that night's event and changed both the rear end and engine prior to Saturday's event.

"We rebounded really good on Saturday," he said. "We were really fast all night long and put ourselves in a good position with a good time trial lap. Our whole night was made in the heat. We had to get to second to get in the dash."

Blaney, who qualified seventh quickest overall and the fastest in his heat race group, powered from fourth to win the heat race. That locked him into the dash, where he advanced from fourth to second place to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"I learned a little something in the dash and the car was good from the get-go in the A Main," he said. "Getting the jump was huge. Getting out in clean air was huge. (Steve) Buckwalter was so good in the dash I felt like I needed to get the jump on him. I got the jump and I felt really good. I could get in the corner good, through the center and the exit was good. I knew somebody had to be really, really good to keep up with us."

Blaney led all 30 laps to score his second All Star win and third triumph overall this season.

"That was a special win, the first Keith Kauffman Classic," he said. "It was cool to have him in Victory Lane with us."

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday during the Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway, where Blaney timed in second quickest in qualifying and advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race to lock into the dash. Unfortunately, he pulled the highest number - eight - to start the dash on the outside of the fourth row.

"We put ourselves in good position with a good time trial lap," he said. "I thought it was really good. We were ok in the heat race. I kinda cruised around there. The dash draw definitely hurt drawing an eight, but you'll have times you draw a bad number. The only thing we can control is how fast our race car is.

"I didn't feel like our car was great in the A Main. If we could have got it a little better we might have challenged for a podium spot. I just needed some drive on exit. The bad thing is we had a red about halfway through so I had an opportunity to make the car better. We didn't go as far as we should have with it."

Blaney posted a fourth-place result, which gave him the lead in the All Star championship standings.

He is scheduled to return to competition this Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, with the All Stars.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 22 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: DNF (2); B Main: DNS (-).

April 23 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (4); Dash: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (2).

April 24 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 7 (8); Feature: 4 (7).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 3 wins, 12 top fives, 16 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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Baughman Earns Career-Best World of Outlaws Result at Devil's Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (April 26, 2016) - Josh Baughman recorded his career-best World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series result last weekend during the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

"We had speed for sure," he said. "For being with the Outlaws I feel like we had a pretty good weekend overall."

Baughman qualified a career-best fourth on Friday to kick off the doubleheader at Devil's Bowl Speedway. He then finished where he started - second - in a heat race to lock into his first career dash with the series.

Unfortunately, the car became tough to handle for the remainder of the night. Baughman placed sixth in the dash and he faded early in the main event.

"We struggled a little bit racing in dirty air," he said. "We had some issues and had to pull off at one point. I had to go to the work area. We got a little better, but we still struggled. We've got to get better in dirty air with the 410."

Baughman ended with an 18th-place result.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Saturday, when he timed in 15th quickest during qualifying before advancing from fifth to fourth place in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the $20,000-to-win main event.

"I felt like we had a top-10 car," he said. "We had a caution when we didn't need it and we still struggled in dirty air."

Baughman scored a 13th-place finish, which was his best result with the series.

"That's great for us racing with the World of Outlaws," he said. "Knowing that we have that much speed and we're competitive at that level, I think it'll make it easier when we return to 360 stuff."

Baughman will take this weekend off before resuming action on May 5 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 22 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 6 (4); Feature: 18 (6).

April 23 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 13 (12).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 5 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at Aaron Reutzel's apparel trailer during ASCS National Tour events throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Compression Generation Services

Compression Generation Services is a natural gas business based in Humble, Texas.

"They are great people to deal with and I'm glad to have them on board once again this season," Baughman said. "I look forward to seeing their name in the Winner's Circle with me."

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

 

 

Kline Scores Top Five and Ball Earns Top 10 for WLM at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 26, 2016) - White Lightning Motorsports picked up a pair of top-10 finishes last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Devin Kline opened the night by qualifying second quickest in the 305ci class. He then rallied from sixth to third place in a heat race before lining up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"It was pretty much wide open around the bottom," he said. "There was a little bit of back and forth, but for the most part there wasn't much passing up front. We'll take a top five. I'm still hungry for that win, but after two top fives the first two weeks we're happy with it."

Kline posted a fourth-place finish, which propelled him into the lead in the championship standings.

Jamie Ball also had an efficient night in the 360ci division. He qualified eighth quickest before advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race.

"I was challenging for second off the bat and smacked the wall hard on the backstretch," he said. "I bent the heck out of the right rear. I was still able to get to second before (Clint) Garner got me."

A six-car inversion meant Ball lined up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"I got up to sixth within the first two laps and pretty much hung around seventh or eighth most of the race," he said. "I ended up ninth at the end. We just missed it a little. We're struggling to keep our speed at the end of the night. We have a few things we're going to try to adjust accordingly."

Ball is ranked third in the championship standings.

Both Kline and Ball are slated to return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL:

April 23 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 9 (8).

DEVIN KLINE:

April 23 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 4 (5).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL : 4 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE : 2 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

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

Devin Kline Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DevinKline5j

APPAREL -

White Lightning Motorsports has t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at their race trailers in the infield of each sprint car event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Hearing Clinic

Hearing evaluations shouldn't be scary, confusing or high-pressure sales pitches. That's why we opened The Hearing Clinic, where patient care is the priority. We're not big and impersonal; we're a locally owned, comprehensive Audiology practice that's more concerned with service than pushing products. When you visit The Hearing Clinic, Dr. Sara Michael, Audiologist will take time to listen to your concerns, educate you about hearing health, and work with you to find the best solution for your individual needs and budget. We Listen, You hear. For more information, visit http://www.TheHearingClinic-DSM.com.

"Sara, Bryan and Cooper have been great supporters of our race team for years," Ball said. "They have been providing our race team with custom-made ear molds for our raceceivers as well as providing Larry Ball Jr. with hearing aids the past few years. We love having The Hearing Clinic onboard again this year with White Lightning Motorsports. It's family owned companies like them that help make our race team such a success."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank JJ Kane Auctioneers, Housby, Timber Line Tree Service, Iowa State Savings Bank, Wingdance Graphics, FK Rod Ends, Ostrich Racing Engines, Sweet Manufacturing, Hooker Harness, My Race Pass, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Fragola Performance Systems, Hoosier Tire, MPD Racing, Sign Pro of Newton, Shell Shock, Maxim Chassis, Hinchman Racewear, Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO), Bell Helmets and Allen Construction for their continued support.

 

 

Smith Rethinking his Schedule after Solid Weekend in Pennsylvania

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (April 26, 2016) - Ryan Smith had a very good weekend against not only the tough Pennsylvania Posse, but the travelers of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions as well this past weekend.

On Friday Smith took on the "Posse" at the historic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial. Smith then battled with the All Stars at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Saturday for the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic before wrapping up the weekend against the All Stars on Sunday at Selinsgrove Speedway for the Ray Tilley Classic.

Smith kicked off the weekend on Friday by qualifying fifth quickest at Williams Grove Speedway. The teams only got one lap on the clock due to impending weather. After qualifying through his heat race directly into the feature, Smith worked his way into the top three. However, late in the race traffic held him up and Smith held on to a fifth-place finish.

"I should have been third," he said. "I was a little too patient with lapped cars and (Greg) Hodnett and Stevie (Smith) got by me. I've raced at the Grove three years and I'm really hungry to win one there. We may focus a little more there."

At Port Royal Speedway on Saturday Smith posted the 22nd overall qualifying time. However, under the All Star procedures, drivers qualify against the cars in their heat with the top four in times in each heat inverted. Smith started on the pole of the second heat and he earned the win to be eligible for the dash, which determines the top eight starting positions in the feature. Unfortunately, his qualifying time wasn't one of the top eight and therefore he started the feature on the outside of the fifth row.

"I raced up to fifth, but the left rear tire sealed up and we wound up seventh," he said. "We went forward against some great competition so it was a good night."

On Sunday at Selinsgrove Speedway Smith started the night by timing in 25th fastest overall, which was fourth quick for his heat, putting him on the pole. A second-place run in the heat made him eligible again for the dash. However, just like the previous night, the other drivers eligible for the dash had a quicker overall time, meaning Smith started the feature 10th.

"Selinsgrove just isn't a good track for me for some reason," he said after finishing 11th. "It really slowed up by the time I went out to qualify. My crew chief, Jeremy, and I discussed the strategy. We wanted to make sure we made the feature and knew it would be very difficult to make the top eight in qualifying. The car was pretty decent in hot laps so we didn't tighten it up and we caught the pole for the heat.

"There's something going on with me and these Hoosier tires. I overheated the tires two nights in a row."

After the weekend Smith sits fourth in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions points standings. He raced with the All Stars all of 2015 and had chosen to race an "outlaw" schedule in 2016.

"I would love to do the All Star deal again, but we're a small team," he said. "We tow with a pick-up truck. We only have two motors and our trailer is only big enough for one car. We just don't have resources to travel like the All Stars do.

"Being fourth has us thinking though. I'm sure we will talk it over this week with Rob (Warko) and see what happens. Rob agreed to let us do the All Star deal last year. He owns the car and he wants to see it race and I can't blame him."

That all means Smith's schedule for the coming weekend is still up in the air. However, he said the team plans to be at Path Valley Speedway Park in Spring Run, Pa., on Sunday.

"The All Stars are at Atomic Speedway on Saturday," he said. "That's an eight-hour drive for us so we're probably leaning on Williams Grove Speedway Friday and Lincoln Speedway Saturday."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 22 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 5; Feature: 5 (5).

April 23 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (10).

April 24 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 10 (11).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBA

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing

Twitter Race Updates: https://twitter.com/DeniseS_SS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid

Instagram: https://instagram.com/denises_ss

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fighting Angels Foundation

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

"The people with Fighting Angels Foundation are phenomenal," Smith said. "They are great people doing great things to help find a cure for Angelman Syndrome. They came to us to help raise awareness for this disease. They truly believe a cure is close and I know race fans will help them get there."

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

 

 

Taylor Enjoys Big Weekend Featuring a Sprint Car Win and New Midget Ride

Inside Line Promotions - BYERS, Colo. (April 26, 2016) - It's been a great week for 17-year-old Zac Taylor. He won a 305ci sprint car feature last Saturday and the next day he announced he had secured a midget ride.

"It was an awesome weekend for sure," he said. "I'm excited to team up with Todd Henry for the midget deal."

Taylor has raced the 305 sprint car class the past four years and now has accumulated nine wins in that time, including Saturday at Colorado Motorsports Park with the United Rebel Sprint Series.

"We started fifth in our heat and finished second," he said. "It felt really good considering I hadn't been in a sprint car since the end of last season. In the redraw we got the No. 2 putting us outside the front row. By the first corner I had the lead. Then it was just getting through lapped traffic on a really, really, really rough track. I lapped up to sixth place. The race went non-stop."

Click https://youtu.be/QHJ9fWRmtqk to watch the main event.

Taylor will not race this weekend, but he will return to the cockpit May 7 at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., for his second midget race of 2016. Todd Henry has picked Taylor to drive his midget on the Rocky Mountain Midget Association tour this season.

"I drove for Cory Kruseman at the Chili Bowl in January," Taylor said. "What an eye-opening experience that was. Now I'm teaming up with Todd Henry to race his midget. I can't thank Todd enough for the opportunity. I love driving the midgets. They are a lot more fun. In a midget it's more about the driver than the set-up."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 23 - Colorado Motorsports Park, Byers, Co. - Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

May 7 at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., with the Rocky Mountain Midget Association

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1suPDXOb8wWUoLAw_POQ/videos

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - USA Performance Engines

USA Performance Engines is the power behind many local, regional and national racers. USA Performance Engines' centralized location in Denver, Colo., allows them to serve anyone in the USA. Rick and Cindy Lowery started USA Performance Engines in 2002 with the help of local and national sprint car driver and master engine builder John Gerloff. Master machinist Jeff Taylor started along with cylinder head specialist Mike Rowles that same year. All three men are still at USA Performance and strive to develop and build the very best engine for your race car, hot rod, boat, Harley Davidson or your daily street car. For more information, visit http://www.USAEngines.com.

"Rick Lowery was our crew chief over the phone this past weekend," Taylor said. "He helped us a bunch and I can't thank him enough for all the support he gives us."

Taylor would also like to thank Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company and Hoosier Racing Tires.

 

 

Dills Looking Forward to Extreme Sprints Return at Cottage Grove

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (April 26, 2016) - Rain dampened the excitement for Patrick Dills last weekend. He was set to return to 360 sprint car action at Cottage Grove Speedway, but the weekend was washed out.

"We were really excited to race the 360 … that is our focus this season," Dills said.

The time off did give the team extra time to get the Extreme Sprints sprint car engine freshened.

"We will put the limited engine back in this week and we have like four limited shows in a row," said Dills, who is the Cottage Grove Speedway defending champion in the Extreme Sprints class.

"Hopefully we'll pick up some wins and it will give us more confidence when we go back to 360 racing. At least we won't have to swap out motors for a few weeks."

Dills will be back in action at Cottage Grove Speedway this Saturday with the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints division.

Dills posted a 10th-place finish on April 16 at Cottage Grove with the Extreme Sprints. He set fast time, won his heat and placed second in the dash. In the feature he raced his way to second, but he dropped out after a weld broke on a header.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Patrick-Dills-Racing/236840896439816?ref=br_tf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatrickDills90

Website: http://www.PatrickDillsRacing.com

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Cedric Ross Hayden Oregon State Representative

Hayden is a dentist, rancher and owns and operates a heavy equipment company. He is running for the Oregon State House to be the District 7 representative. For more information, visit http://www.haydenfororegon.com.

"Cedric came on board with us last year," Dills said. "He has been a consistent supporter of what we are doing. We couldn't do this without support from people like Cedric. I encourage everyone in District 7 to vote for Cedric Ross Hayden. He will do great things for Oregon."

Dills would also like to thank Jerry Dills Trucking, Jacob Daniels Attorney at Law, BC Motorsports, Faye Stewart for U.S. Senate, Cedric Ross Hayden Oregon State Representative, Oregon Research Consultants, API, Bonnichsen Repair, Devine Continuous Gutters, M.D. Yearous Logging, Inc., Lynn Mulligan Trucking, Rocket Designs, Dirt Monkey Productions and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Cody Bova 14th During First FAST 305 Series Outing; Back to Home Territory on Saturday, April 30

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

STRUTHERS, Ohio (April 26, 2016) - After Mother Nature washed away all potential for action at Attica Raceway Park on Friday night, April 22, Cody Bova and his J.S. Bova Excavating, AIMI Product Imagining, LLC., Richardson Tree Service, BC Contracting, Gressman Powersports, No. 20B operation made their first FAST 305 Series start of 2016 on Saturday night, April 23, at Fremont Speedway. The Struthers, Ohio, native, who will commit to the entire JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro schedule in 2016, finished 14th during main event action at the “Track That Action Built,” earning his feature starting spot the hard way. Bova rallied from a fourth row starting position to finish third during heat race competition, an automatic transfer and redraw spot.

“Had to start deep to get the night started on Saturday, but we made the best of it,” explained Cody Bova. “We moved forward in the heat race which put us in the redraw. That was big for us. We didn’t want to get stuck running one of the B-mains. We were pretty happy with how the night went after that. We started seventh and ran 14th. Doug Kekich gave me a great race car, I just made a few mistakes that cost us some spots. All in all, good way to start the FAST 305 Series season. We know we have speed, we just need to capitalize on those top-ten starting positions.”

With FAST 305 Series competition on break until Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, Cody Bova will switch gears and travel back to Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, during the upcoming weekend. The 2015 “MRP” Outlaw Sprint Warriors champion will search for a little redemption this Saturday night, April 30, after suffering from a “DNF” during his last Mercer outing.

“We have some time off until our next FAST race, so we’ll stay close to home this weekend and head over to Mercer,” said Cody Bova. “We didn’t even make it to the green flag during our last visit to ‘MRP,’ so we are all anxious to get back there and make up for that result. So many people I want and need to thank. They know who they are. They allow our traveling to take place. We have a busy season ahead and that wouldn’t be possible without their help and support.”

Fans can keep up with Cody Bova during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Follow Bova Racing on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @codybracing and Facebook: Here!

Recent Highlights: Captured 2015 Mercer Raceway Park “Outlaw Sprint Warriors” (305ci) Track Championship.

2015 Wins: 6 (5 - Mercer Raceway Park - PA - 305ci; 1 - Thunder Mountain Speedway - PA - 305ci)

2016 Wins: N/A

Cody Bova and Bova Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: J.S. Bova Excavating, AIMI Product Imagining, LLC., Richardson Tree Service, BC Contracting, Gressman Powersports, KAPtured by Kirstie Photography, Welding Tech, Fully Injected Motorsports, Classic Ink USA.

 

 

The road to the 2016 Patriot Sprint Tour American Series Championship begins at Five Mile Point on Sunday May 1
 

(Kirkwood, NY) For the first time since 2005, the Patriot Sprint Tour will be making a return to the Five Mile Point speedway and in a big way as it is the season opener for the PST-American Series this Sunday, May 1.
After a very successful showing of 30 cars in our PST-Canadian Series opener at the Merrittville Speedway, the series looks to carry its momentum heading into this Sunday at a track that a majority of the drivers have never been to.
One particular driver who has made an appearance is four-time series champion, Bryan Howland who is the most recent winner for the series dating back to April of 2005.
An abundance of drivers are expected to make the trip for the Sunday evening event for the first time ever such as Steve Collins, Kyle Drum, and former series champion Jared Zimbardi.
The event will be presented by none other than A-Verdi Storage Containers of Savanah, NY. The state recognized company specializes in high-quality storage solutions handling all types of customers from commercial to residential, to even industrial. Be sure to visit www.averdi.com<http://www.averdi.com/> for more information.
Five Mile Point Speedway is now entering its 66th season of racing operation under the ownership and management of Andrew Harpell.
Grandstand gates will swing open at 3 p.m. with racing starting at a unique time at 5 p.m. Also on the schedule card that night are Crate Sportsman Modified’s. Street Stocks, Lightning Cats, IMCA Modified’s, and Xcel 600 Modified’s. You can log onto 5milepointspeedway.com for more information.
Be sure to ‘Like’ Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook, as well as follow us on twitter and Instagram at @PatriotSprints. You can also find us on the web for updated points, news and schedule information at www.patriotsprinttour.com<http://www.patriotsprinttour.com/>.
The Patriot Sprint Tour is a 360 Sprint Car series that travels to dirt track facilities in states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and the Canadian Province of Ontario.

 

The “Texas Traveler” is Traveling Well with All Stars; Atomic Speedway On Deck for T.J. Michael

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (April 26, 2016) - The “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael continues to show promise during the first few weeks of his Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions rookie campaign. The Plano, Texas, native, who keeps his race team headquartered in Fremont, Ohio, during the racing season, entered two more rounds of Arctic Cat All Star competition during the recent weekend, traveling east into the heart of Central Pennsylvania. Michael raced head-to-head with the notorious “Pennsylvania Posse” on two consecutive nights, earning one top-ten finish while advancing a total of 13 positions over the course of the weekend.

“Really couldn’t be happier right now,” explained T.J. Michael. “I’ve never visited those areas of Pennsylvania before, let alone race there, and we ended up having two, very solid nights. The “Pennsylvania Posse” are some of the most competitive racers in the country and to enter those areas and earn two respectable finishes says a lot about our race team. We stuck to a similar game plan on both nights; stay focused and allow the race track to come to us.”

T.J. Michael kicked off his recent weekend in “Pennsylvania Posse Country” on Saturday evening, April 23, at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The pilot of the Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, No.8M, participated in the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, qualifying for the 30-lap main event and charging ten positions to earn a top-ten finish. Michael charged from 19th to ninth, the first top-ten of his Arctic Cat All Star rookie season.

The weekend continued on Sunday evening, April 24, at the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Like Port Royal Speedway, Michael’s visit to the Selinsgrove half-mile was the first of his young career. The “Texas Traveler” qualified for the 30-lap, Ray Tilley Classic main event and finished 14th, charging forward from 17th on the feature grid. Selinsgrove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway each pulled well over 30 entries.

T.J. Michael will continue his rookie campaign with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday evening, April 30, at the Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. Michael has one start at the Atomic highbanks in 2016, finishing 11th during unsanctioned feature competition in March. The Michael Motorsports entry will enter the upcoming Arctic Cat All Star weekend as the top rookie, tied for fifth in the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions standings.

“We’ve been racing well and that keeps us motivated and ready for the next race,” said T.J. Michael. “It’s too early to talk about points, but we’re excited to be this high in the standings. Our goal is to keep the consistency and work for that first series win. I just want to thank my crew. They bust their butts for me and I appreciate everything. It’s a true team effort.”

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the series online at www.allstarsprint.com.

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

Recent Highlights: Earned MSD Performance Hard Charger Award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Bedford Speedway on Sunday, April 17 (20th to 13th). Charged from 19th to 9th with All Stars and Pennsylvania Posse at Port Royal on Saturday, April 23.

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

2016 Wins: N/A

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Race Cars, Slade Shock Technology, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Bradley Howard Continues to Enjoy First Season with Arctic Cat All Stars; Finishes 18th During Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ETTERS, Pa. (April 26, 2016) - Bradley Howard has been all smiles during the first few weeks of his Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions rookie campaign. Despite the rocky start, the effort and attitude is obvious, already looking forward to his next Arctic Cat All Star start on Saturday evening, April 30, at Atomic Speedway. Howard, pilot of the Rocket Drywall, DeRock Electric Company, Harcon Construction, J&W Ace Hardware, Stauffer Motorsports, Ciesco Inc., J&J Auto Racing, Rock-It Pizza & Subs, JR's Driveway Services, No. 49H, has yet to make a start at the Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, but will try to take tame the highbanks on Saturday night.

“We are having a blast,” said Bradley Howard. “Right now, all of our focus is on our motor program. Racing on the big half-miles has been tough for us, but we’ll be better prepared when we make our next start on one. I just want to take the time to thank all of my sponsors. They make all of this possible. My family has also been super supportive. I’ve excited to travel back to Ohio.”

Bradley Howard followed the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions trail to two Central Pennsylvania ovals during the recent weekend, visiting Port Royal Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway, each less than two hours from Howard’s racing headquarters. The weekend was highlighted with an 18th place finish on Sunday evening, April 24, during the Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove. Howard started 23rd.

“We try to learn as much as we can every time we are on the track,” explained Bradley Howard. “That’s been our game plan from the start. We never find ourselves discouraged or disappointed. We work as hard as we can every night and that will soon pay off.”

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the series live on the web at www.allstarsprint.com.

Keep up with Bradley Howard during his entire campaign - right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.fullyinjected.com.

2016 Wins: N/A

Bradley Howard would like to thank all of his current marketing partners including: Rocket Drywall, DeRock Electric Company, Harcon Construction, J&W Ace Hardware, Stauffer Motorsports, Ciesco Inc., J&J Auto Racing, Rock-It Pizza & Subs, JR's Driveway Services, Trackside Body Works, Norris Seafood, Ancient Window Tinting, F.I.T. Engines, Butlerbuilt Seats, American Speed Centers, Moose Blocks, KPI Graphics, AMSOIL, Darrens Designs.

 

 

Vander Weerd Picks Up USAC West Coast 360’s Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA- One week removed from making his season debut in his winged entry, Jace Vander Weerd was back in action with the USAC West Coast 360’s on Saturday night where he would fight his way back to finish in the 10th spot at the Tunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

“We had pretty good car speed, but we had to go to the back early and fight our back forward,” Jace Vander Weerd said.

Timing his Mid Valley Pipe/Basic Industries/Vander Weerd Construction backed No. 88v machine in seventh quickest in time trials, Vander Weerd would proceed to pick up the win during his heat race.

Lining up in the fifth row of the feature event, Vander Weerd settled into the Top-10 as the race got underway. Feeling a bad vibration develop in the front of his car, Vander Weerd would opt to take his machine into the work area during an early red flag to get looked over.

With a wheel packed full of mud, the Vander Weerd Racing crew would get Jace taken care of and he would restart from the tail end of the field when the action resumed. On a slick Thunderbowl Raceway surface, Vander Weerd was able to carve his way through traffic as some strong moves propelled him back into the Top-10.

As the race came to a close, Vander Weerd was able to secure a ninth place finish at the finish line.

“I think we were pretty good considering we were able to come from the back and finish where we started,” Vander Weerd started. “If we don’t have to go to the work area I think we finish even better, but it was a good Top-10.”

Jace and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Battery Worx, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2016.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-5.

ON TAP: Jace will return to action on Friday night as he climbs back aboard his winged car at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA.

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

 

 

Price Has Up and Down Night With King of the West Series

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to California after a brief stint in the Northwest, Robbie Price took on the King of the West Series at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night where an up and down night saw the Cobble Hill, BC driver finish in the 14th spot.

“It certainly wasn’t our greatest night but we had speed during parts of the night,” Robbie Prce said. “We had a pretty good car in the feature, and I got near the top-10 but my brakes started fading and things got tough after that.”

Timing the Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal/Tiger Towing/Rod End Supply No. 21p machine in 14th fastest during time trials, Price would line up in the third row of his heat race.

Having a good start, Price would get into the third spot when the green flag waived, but would fall back to fourth as the field headed into turns three and four. Finishing fourth, Price would grid the field from the seventh row for the 30-lap feature event.

Needing a second push, Price would end up taking the green flag from the 22nd starting position and would have a really good start to the race. In the first 11th laps, Price was able to gain eleven positions as he found him self in the 11th spot in the running order.

Just as the race reached the halfway point, Price would feel is brakes fading out and on a track like Placerville Speedway, that would be a tall order to deal with. Doing what he could to make his car work with limited brakes, Price’s charge would halt and he would maintain as long as he could.

In the race’s closing laps, Price admittedly made an ill advised move that resulted in him getting into another car and cause both drivers to spin, forcing him to the back of the pack again.

In just a few short laps, Price would pick up a couple of positions to finish in the 14th spot.

“It is always eventful at Placerville,” Price added. “It was one of those nights where we just couldn’t string the whole thing together. Thanks to all of the guys who helped us out on Saturday night.”

Price and his team would like to thank Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal, Tiger Towing, Rod End Supply, Wildlight Photography, Shark Racing Engines, and Speedmart for their support during the 2016 season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-14, Wins-0, Top-5’s-1, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Price is hoping to return to action this weekend in Chico, CA.

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

 

 

Richard Vander Weerd 2nd At Thunderbowl Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to have a very consistent 2016 season, Richard Vander Weerd picked up a second place finish on Saturday night at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA with the USAC West Coast 360’s.

“It was another good night for us,” Richard Vander Weerd said. “We had good speed all night and hung right with the leader in the feature but just ran out of time.”

Taking to the high-banked Thunderbowl Raceway, Vander Weerd got his night off to a great start as he established a New Track Record during qualifying time trials aboard his Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Battery Worx No. 10.

Finishing third in his heat race, Vander Weerd would grid the field from the second row for the feature event. When the green flag dropped, Vander Weerd would slip back to the fourth spot. Battling for third and fourth with Landon Hurst, Vander Weerd would get the spot as he then chased after DJ Johnson and Tristan Guardino.

Working the bottom of the speedway on lap nine, Vander Weerd would get around Guardino for the second spot and begin what would be a race long pursuit of DJ Johnson.

Going to the top of the speedway in the race’s closing laps, Vander Weerd would close in on the race leader, and things would get interesting as Johnson bounced of the wall a few time. On the race’s final lap, Johnson would get out of shape in turns one and two, but Vander Weerd would be forced to take evasive action to avoid contact and it would result in Johnson getting away, as Vander Weerd held on to finish second.

“I really figured out what I needed to do the last five laps, and it got interesting,” Vander Weerd added. “Unfortunately I ran out of time and we ended up second. Huge thanks to everyone that helps out this race team on a weekly basis.”

Richard and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Battery Worx, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2016.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-5.

ON TAP: Richard will make his first winged start of the season on Friday night as he is set to compete at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA.

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

 

 

2nd Annual Battle For The Milk Can Mini Series Kicks Off Friday Night For King of Kings Winged 360 Series at Keller Auto Speedway

(Hanford, CA)- After a successful season opening event just two weeks ago for the King of Kings Winged 360 Series at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA, the series returns to the track this Friday night to open up the Second Annual Battle For The Milk Can Mini Series as they are set to share the track with the IMCA Mods, the IMCA Sport Mods, and the IMCA Stock Cars.

During the King of Kings Winged 360ci Sprint Cars season opening event, it was Steven Tiner and Blake Robertson putting on a show up front as they battled for the lead during the opening part of the race.

With Tiner getting the lead back just before the race’s halfway point, he went on to grab the win by a sizeable margin over the field.

As the action returns to the speedway on Friday night, it will mark the first of six races in the 2nd Annual Battle For the Milk Can mini series. Each Battle For The Milk Can race will offer the King of Kings Winged 360’s a cool $2000-to-win as well as $200 to start the feature event while competing for the beautiful Milk Can trophy that is presented to the Champion of the mini series.

Drivers expected to be on hand on Friday night include Tiner, Robertson, 2015 Battle For The Milk Can Champion, Mitchell Faccinto, Cole Macedo, Dalton Hill, Gio Scelzi, Jace and Richard Vander Weerd, Steven Kent, Scott Parker, Craig Stidham, and many more of the Central Valley’s top drivers.

Sharing the stage with the King of Kings 360’s will be the IMCA Mods, who had Bobby Hogge win their feature the last time out, the IMCA Sport Mods, who had Nick Spainhoward score two weeks ago, and the IMCA Stock Cars.

Gates will open at 5pm with racing slated to fire off at 6pm. All tickets for Friday’s program will be General Admission and Adult tickets can be purchased for $15 while Students and Seniors can purchase their tickets for $12, and as always, kids five and under are free.

ON TAP- The Keller Auto Speedway will be back in action on April 29th with the King of Kings Winged 360’s return along with the IMCA Mods and IMCA Sport Mods.

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Roller Coaster Weekend with WoO!

(Bill W) April 26, 2016 – For Sam Hafertepe Jr. and the Highway 79 Collision Center #15H team, last weekend’s two-night World of Outlaws event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas started great. After setting quick time, and sweeping his heat and the Dash, the Sunnyvale, Texas driver was doing his best to keep the sweep alive. Unfortunately, the setup on the car didn’t cooperate. He came away with a tenth place finish, however, and this week intends on running with the Outlaws three times. Tonight, the series heads to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, before heading to the Salina (Oklahoma) Highbanks on Friday and the I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri Saturday.

Things started well in Friday’s program at Devil’s Bowl. “It was really good to get quick time,” says Sam. “We really haven’t run enough 410 stuff this year to consider ourselves a threat for that. You need a real balance with the car. If anything helped, we have a lot of laps around Devil’s Bowl. If you had told me we would have quick time before we went…it wasn’t really one of our goals, but it was nice.”

Sam kept things going in the heat and the Dash. “The way the format is now, it worked really well for us,” he says. “It put us on the pole of the heat and we won that going away. It put us on the pole of the Dash and we won that going away too.”

With the Outlaws, everything needs to be spot on to get the win. “We tightened the car a little bit and it was probably too much,” Sam says of the feature. “The car just felt terrible. We did have an adjuster knob mess up on our left rear shock. That changed the car quite a bit. We had some small errors there that really dialed us way out. We struggled just to hold on to tenth.”

A top ten finish with the Outlaws is nothing to hang your head about, and Sam was excited for Saturday’s finale. “We were really good in hot laps on Saturday,” he says. “We made some minor changes to the car and it seemed we were going in the right direction. I missed my line in qualifying on both laps. I wasn’t running where I should have been running. Ultimately, that meant we were twelfth quick.”

He would finish third in his heat to lock into the feature. “We changed some things around for the heat, and I think we got worse,” says Sam. “We started ninth in the feature. We went back to kind of a generic setup to try and get the balance back. We had been losing the balance the longer we went over the weekend. We were trying to get something to work on the slick and the slicker it got, the worse we got. After a few laps of struggling, I just pulled it in and saved it for another day. Hopefully, we’ll be ready for Little Rock tonight.”

Sam sums up the weekend. “It was a good weekend to start with that turned really bad. It’s a deal where if you don’t run the 410 stuff on a regular basis, you really aren’t up on the changes you need to make for the feature, because you haven’t done it in a while. That’s where we were, and we’ll try to rebound this week with a few more laps under our belt.”

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DANCING WITH THE DEVIL: CJB Grabs Strong Finishes at Texas Outlaw Nationals
Mid-south racing up next for Gravel & Swindell as Outlaws continue eastward

CARLISLE, PA. - April 26, 2016 - The phrase 'Everything is bigger in Texas,' certainly covers a wide spectrum of topics. As it pertains to World of Outlaw Craftsman Spring Car Racing, the level of competition as the tour entered Devils Bowl Speedway certainly matched the billing of the Lone Star state.

A two-night tango was on tap for the 'Greatest Show on Dirt.' CJB Motorsports drivers David Gravel and Sammy Swindell were both in action at the high-banked half-mile track located outside of Mesquite, Texas.

"We didn't qualify where we wanted to on Friday night," said Gravel, driver of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We ran well in our heat which helped us out. We fell back in the A-main but got lucky on some restarts. That helped us get closer to the front and scored a good finish."

Gravel & his #5 team used their notes to improve upon their result from Friday night. Saturday nights feature paid $20,000 to the winner.

"We timed in right where we wanted to on Saturday," said Gravel, who now has nine top5's so far in 2016. "We needed a better draw in the dash to help us out and we were kind of where we were at. Track position was king and we had it."

For veteran Sammy Swindell, the season long R&D project continued at Devils Bowl as the #1 team continued to test out new ideas, which led to excellent results.

"We made some changes to our overall setup and the car agreed with them," said Swindell, who owns 12 Outlaw victories at the track. "We struggled just a little bit in time trials. Our car was pretty good in the feature except we had an issue and the left rear tire built up more pressure than it needed to. That affected us a little bit but our car drove forward really well."

Like Gravel's #5 team, Swindell and his team returned for Saturday night's portion of the weekend with fresh ideas and speed.

"We should have been a bit better on Saturday," said Swindell, who now has seven top-10's on the year. "I made an error getting into turn one in time trials. That set us back for the night and we barely missed the dash. In the feature, the faster lane was up high so it was a little hard to make up ground at times. We ended up with a flat left front so we had to get that taken care of and then had to make our way back through the field. To finish 9th felt good, after that. It was kind of fun to do that. Our time is coming."
Texas now becomes a memory as the series rolls east for a Tuesday night date at I-30 Speedway near Little Rock, Ark. It will be the first time in over 20 years that the series has visited the track, known affectionately as "The Ditch."

"I-30 is a short, action packed track," said Gravel, who competed in the tracks Short Track Nationals in 2010 & 2013. "Haven't been there in a few years so I am looking forward to getting back. I'm looking to improve."

"I-30 is really one of the tracks I got started racing on," said Swindell, a three-time Short Track Nationals champion. "It's been fun to go to over the years. It's got some long straights and tight turns so it's fun from a driver's perspective. I will have some family & friends down so it'll be fun."

From there, the "I-44 Series," is in full swing as stops at the Salina High Banks Speedway (Friday, April 29th) and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Saturday, April 30th) populate the weekend.

"Salina & Pevely are two very fun tracks for us," said Gravel. "We should have great speed at both."

"Both tracks are pretty fast for their size," said Swindell. "Always been unique and fun. Both are places where you really have to pay attention because things happen so fast."

CAR #5 2016 STATS:
Events: 21
Quick Times: 0
Wins: 1
Top-5's: 9
Top-10's: 14
Heat Race Wins: 6
Dash Wins: 1
Average Time Trial: 8.4
Average A-main finish: 8.6
Total Laps Led: 35

CAR #1 2016 STATS:
Events: 16
Quick Times: 0
Wins: 0
Top-5's: 3
Top-10's: 7
Heat Race Wins: 3
Dash Wins: 0
Average Time Trial: 13.8
Average A-main finish: 10.5
Total Laps Led: 0

UP NEXT:
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will continue to roll east as the series makes its return to I-30 Speedway on Tuesday, April 26th. After that, it's the "I-44 Series" as the Outlaws tackle the Salina High Banks Speedway on Friday, April 29th and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday, April 30th.

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:
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DRIVER GEAR:
Check out the latest Sammy Swindell apparel and merchandise by visiting Sammy's official online store as well as the R&R Racewear superstore, the webs largest collection of dirt track racing apparel and merchandise.

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

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

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

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, Arctic Cat, ATL Fuel Cells, Blackbeard Ltd., Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, TI22, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

MWR/Bryan Clauson – Top Five at Knoxville Sets Up Outlaw Week!

(Bill W) April 26, 2016 – The Matt Wood Racing #17w team and driver Bryan Clauson notched a fourth place finish last Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. The solid outing came with some effort as the team had to pull down the backup car after a crash Friday night in Jacksonville, Illinois. This week, the plan has three shows with the World of Outlaws weather pending. Tonight, the series visits I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas before moving on to the Salina (Oklahoma) Highbanks Friday and I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri on Saturday.

Last Friday, Bryan picked up the POWRi midget victory at Jacksonville Speedway, but he also had a shot at winning the MOWA sprint feature as well. “We started fourth in the feature, and we were able to get up into the lead,” he says. “I kind of drove off and got into traffic. They were three-wide in front of me. One of the lappers got into the fence. We knocked the front end out of the car and flipped. It was a bummer. I think we had a dominant car.”

The team went to work on Saturday to prepare for Knoxville. “We weren’t really that great early in the night,” says Bryan. “We had to work all morning to switch to the backup car. We were able to qualify seventh and run third in the heat, but we were a little off.”

The car was ready for the main event, however, and Bryan would start seventh, missing the invert by one spot. “By feature time, we were able to get where we needed to be,” he says. “The car was working well and we were able to move up to fourth. We were really maneuverable there. We were good in traffic and we were good in open air too.”

Twenty-six cars started the feature and that created a lot of traffic. “There were some sketchy times when we were all in a gaggle,” says Bryan. “I think we were good in traffic, but we were also good when we could just concentrate on getting by the car in front of us. With the traffic Saturday, there was quite a bit of speed differential at times. When you’re trying to use every part of the racetrack, it gets tight at times and you can’t always make the move you want to.”

Bryan and the team will be keeping an eye on Mother Nature this week. Though tonight looks good in Little Rock, the weekend is another story. “Unfortunately, the weather this weekend doesn’t look really good, so we’ll probably be waiting that out and seeing what happens,” he says.

Matt Wood Racing would like to thank: Elk Grove Ford, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality and Restaurant Group, America’s Best Value Inn, Quick Lane and Impact Signs, Awnings & Wraps!

 

 

Brian Brown – Another Podium at Knoxville!

(Bill W) April 25, 2016 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team had their podium roll continue last Saturday night with a second place finish at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver has posted six podium finishes in his last seven events. His streak will be tested this weekend as he takes on the World of Outlaws at the Salina (Oklahoma) Highbanks on Friday and the I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri Saturday.

You timed in fourth quick Saturday at Knoxville.

It really wasn’t one of my best efforts personally. I made a corner on each end on different laps, but not a good lap overall. To mess up, and still come out fourth quick shows how good our Maxim chassis, Factory Kahne shocks and Charlie Garrett motor is.

The heat got off to a rough start, but you ended up second after starting in the third row.

There were a couple of close moments, especially on the start there. Dustin Selvage had an issue there and we barely missed him. We were hit from behind and we were able to survive it. We were able to get going, and we got by (Bryan) Clauson there late for second. Every lap you’re turning there, you build your notebook for August. Things are always different night to night.

The invert for the feature was six, and you started third.

We got a decent start. I missed the bottom of one and two and let Ian (Madsen) get by us. We rode there in fourth and got to traffic. It got pretty interesting. You had cars that were going a lot slower than the leaders. There were four cars fighting for the lead. There were a couple times when even I had my eyes shut. I’m sure it was exciting for the fans.

It was definitely getting exciting before the caution came out.

We ended up having a yellow flag there with eight to go. Lining up fourth, I didn’t think our chances to win were high. I was wishing we were up another spot or two. We were able to get by (Davey) Heskin pretty quick and then we were able to pass Tim (Kaeding) and get into second within the first lap of the restart.

You were able to reel in Ian, and it looked like you may have a shot at him.

We were able to run him down the last seven laps. With two to go, I thought I was almost close enough to try something. At that point, you have one opportunity to make something happen. One mistake and it’s not going to happen. Coming to the white, there was a lapped car down in the lane where I needed to make something happen. We ended up second. Congratulations to Ian. They work hard just like we do.

You have definitely been on a roll as far as podium finishes!

If you keep running second and in the top five the wins are going to come. I really feel like where we are this year compared to where we were last year is not even close. I feel like we’re back on top of our game. Last year, when we were running sixth or seventh, we were just looking for a top five.

The team has a big weekend ahead.

We’re looking forward to getting back to Salina, Oklahoma on Friday. We had a good run with the Outlaws there last year (5th). Then we have an FVP event Saturday at Pevely. We’ve had some good runs there too. We’re looking forward to getting down there and see our FVP customers and employees.

I know Bob Myers, the CEO of Casey’s is retiring at the end of April.

I want to congratulate him on his retirement. He’s been such a huge part of our program, and one of our biggest supporters, not only from the Casey’s side, but as a friend. He’s always been good for our confidence. I hope he enjoys his retirement, and maybe he can get to a few more races.

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 made a dramatic pass on the final lap to pick up his first career win at Knoxville on May 25, 2002 in the 360 class. The margin of the win was just .024 seconds over fellow Missouri driver, Doug Wilson. Matt Folstad, David Hesmer and Tim St. Arnold rounded out the top five. Brian started 11th.

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,850 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 5th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

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

Marketing Partner of the Week – Housby Trucks

Brian says, “Jack, Kelly and Kevin Housby have been great to me since I was in the Casey’s car. They have provided our truck, and they do great service on trucks in the Des Moines area.”

Since 1969, Housby has been known for the quality of new and used trucks they sell and their excellent customer service. What started out primarily as a Mack Truck dealership has grown into a conglomerate of vertically integrated businesses that share synergy by bringing multiple services to their customers. Businesses include Housby Mack, Inc., Housby Mixer Group, Housby Truck Lube, Vocon Remarketing, Second Generation and Housby Motorsports. Visit www.Housby.com for more information!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Bell Helmets

Bell exists to inspire and enable the next generation of boundary breakers. It is built from auto racing, motorcycle and bicycle culture. They don’t just make helmets; they make possibilities. Born in a garage. Fueled by grease and will. Guided by pure intent to encourage the world to live, ride, drive and thrive. Hand-in-hand with the world’s best drivers and riders, Bell continues to enable the world’s best to be their best…as it always has. Bell—Established 1954. Proven ever since. Visit Bell Helmets online at www.BellHelmets.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, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, Next LED Sports, Schure Built Suspension, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, Fuel-Safe Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Tru Square, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, Klein RV, Duke’s Meats, BIGS Sunflower Seeds, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines, MSD and Fortress Wealth Management for all their support!

 

 

Two Nights of Racing on Tap at Chico

Chico, CA (April 25, 2016)…One of the most eagerly anticipated weekends of racing is upon us at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. Championship point race #4 will take place on Friday, April 29. Fry’s Metal will once again sponsor the event. The 410 winged sprint cars, wingless sprints, street stocks, limited late models and hobby stocks will thrill the Friday night grandstand crowd.

Then on Saturday night, the 26th Dave Bradway Jr. memorial event will highlight the nights racing action. The traveling sprint car group known at the King of the West sprint car series gets the top billing. Joining them on Saturday night is another wingless sprint point race for Chico.

Friday night grandstand admission for adults is $14.00. Juniors and seniors are $12.00. Children are $6.00 and kid’s five and under is Free. Front gate opens at 6 PM. Pit gate scheduled to open at 4 PM. Racing is slated to start at 6:45 PM.

The front gate will open at 5pm next Saturday April 30, with adult tickets $20, juniors 12-15 will be $15 and kids 6-11 are $6. All seating is general admission during the night. The Silver Dollar Speedway is located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, a half-mile west of SR 99 on Park Ave in Chico, California. Camping is available for the weekend on the fairgrounds.

A large amount of 410 winged sprint cars are scheduled to attend the Friday night show. Numerous King of the West regulars will take on the local favorites. Recent Placerville Speedway winner Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Sacramento’s Willie Croft and Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan are all expected. Paradise front runner Kyle Hirst is also scheduled to appear on Friday night. These drivers will battle the locals like Sean Becker, Andy Forsberg, Mason Moore, Brad Bumgarner and Jonathan Allard.

Terry Schank Jr. is two for two in wining Friday night main events for the wingless sprint series. Angelique Bell, Barry Pries Jr., Tony Richards and Brent Steck have all been competitive and looking for their first win of 2016.

Former champion Brian Compton leads the hobby stock charge into Friday night. Cy Cooper, Kyle Allen and James West all showed capable cars last point race. Ryan McDaniel continued his winning ways the last time the limited late models hit the track. Hoping the car count will improve this Friday night.

The Street Stocks are ready to hit the track for the first time in 2016. Last Friday nights rain out spoiled the divisions first point race. A large amount of cars are expected Friday.

Follow up releases will showcase the 26th Dave Bradway Jr. memorial.

For more information please visit http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com/

 

 

Brock Zearfoss Searches for Ways to Improve During Qualifying Time Trials

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (April 25, 2016) - Despite his 2016 season being full of positive momentum and impressive results, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss continues to struggle with qualifying time trials. The pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Leach’s Automotive, No. 3Z, participated in three consecutive time trial programs during the recent weekend, two of which against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, finishing as high as 14th during feature competition. Zearfoss hopes to improve his time trial attack during the next few weeks, bettering his potential during upcoming high dollar programs.

“We just didn't put ourselves in a good position all weekend,” said Brock Zearfoss. “We have a great car and a lot of speed, we just haven’t been able to harness that speed during time trials. Timing bad really puts the brakes on; it really puts you behind all night in every lineup. Sunday was our best performance of the weekend, just got too tight. I’m excited for the rest of the year. We’ve been good. There is plenty of time to show everyone we have what it takes to win.”

Brock Zearfoss kicked off his recent triple-header weekend with a 14th place finish during the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday, April 22, all before finishing 16th with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during Selinsgrove Speedway’s Ray Tilley Memorial on Sunday, April 24. Unfortunately, after finishing second at the “Speed Palace” during feature action the weekend prior, Zearfoss would not qualify for the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic main event at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 23.

“Timing is everything, sets up the entire program,” said Zearfoss. “We’ll be racing in as many time trial shows as possible. We’ll work to improve and the positive results will follow. I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work and dedication. We have a long list of supporters who do amazing things for our race team. We’ll get a win for them soon.”

The “Jonestown Jet” will continue his 2016 campaign by returning to Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway this Friday and Saturday, April 29-30. A potential visit to the Path Valley Speedway Park near Spring Run on Sunday, May 1, is also in the works. A decision regarding Sunday will be made later in the week.

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

Recent Highlights: Finished second during feature action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 16

2016 Wins: N/A

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Leach’s Automotive, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Comprehensive Test and Balance, Berkebile Oil Company, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, Tate and Sons Firewood, BAPS Auto Paint and Supplies

 

 

Jack Sodeman, Jr. on the Podium Twice in Western Pennsylvania, Has Yet to Finish Outside of Top-Ten

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio (April 25, 2016) - Jack Sodeman, Jr. wrapped up his most recent weekend of 410 sprint car competition with a pair of podium finishes in Western Pennsylvania, highlighted with a runner-up performance at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver on Friday night, April 22. The second generation racer concluded his weekend travels across the western half of the “Keystone State” with a third place finish at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer on Saturday, April 23. Sodeman now has three podium finishes in four starts thus far in 2016, with his worst performance of the season equalling a sixth place finish at Lernerville Speedway during its opening night of competition.

“We’ve been on a great run so far, so hopefully we can keep that going,” said Jack Sodeman, Jr. “We were in a position to win on both nights this past weekend, just couldn’t quite get it done. We have a long season ahead. If we keep racing like we have been, the wins will come.”

Jack Sodeman, Jr., pilot of the Glassmere Fuel, Economy Tooling, PRS Transit, Townsend Gas & Oil, Inc., Butlerbuilt, No. 23JR, will return to competition this Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, with another tour through Western Pennsylvania. The 2015 Mercer Raceway Park track champion will enter the upcoming weekend second in the current Lernerville Speedway 410 sprint car track championship standings, and well within the top-five of the current Mercer Raceway Park track championship standings. Weekend action will begin at Lernerville Speedway on Friday, April 29, followed by a trek north to Mercer Raceway Park on April 30.

“I just want to thank all of those who helped get this team up and running this season,” said Sodeman. “We have an amazing sponsor group and a lot of people who come out and support us every weekend. We’ll get a win for them sooner than later.”

Race fans are invited to keep up with Jack Sodeman Jr. all across the Web. News and information will be posted regularly at www.jacksodeman.com and www.fullyinjected.com. Follow Jack Sodeman Jr. on all of the available social networks including Twitter: www.twitter.com/Sodeman23jr.

Recent Highlights: Earned the B.O.S.S. non-wing main event win during Lernerville Speedway’s Steel City Stampede on October 25th. Claimed 2015 Mercer Raceway Park championship.

2015 Wins: 4
2016 Wins: N/A

Jack Sodeman Jr. would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Glassmere Fuel, Economy Tooling, PRS Transit, Townsend Gas & Oil, Inc., Butlerbuilt, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Triple X Race Components.

 

 

Brent Marks Puts On Passing Clinic with All Stars at Port and Selinsgrove

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (April 25, 2016) - The “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks joined Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for back-to-back programs in Central Pennsylvania during the recent weekend, participating in a pair of $5,000-to-win “Classics” on Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24. Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing, M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, No. 19M, put on a true passing clinic during his two-day venture with “America’s Series,” advancing a total of 24 positions by the end of action on Sunday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.

“It felt great to advance that many positions in two days, but at the same time, it sucks getting buried that far back,” said Brent Marks. “We drew the very last pill two days in a row, forcing us to qualify last. That can get frustrating, especially if the track slows down in a hurry. Luckily, we kept our nose clean, made each program, and advanced pretty far forward. I just want to thank my team. I have a great group of guys who never give up and keep moving forward. We’ll score another one soon.”

Brent Marks earned two top-ten finishes during his weekend swing with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, kicking off the two-day campaign with a sixth place performance during the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal on Saturday, April 23. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native charged forward from 21st on the main event grid to capture his top-ten finish, advancing a total of 15 positions at the end of 30 laps.

Weekend competition continued on Sunday night, April 24, at the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove. Marks rejoined the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the $5,000-to-win, Ray Tilley Classic, resulting in an effort similar to that of Port Royal Speedway. Brent Marks was forced to start 16th on the main event grid, as a result of his qualifying and heat race outcomes, and charged forward to seventh at the end of 30 circuits. The “Myerstown Missile” now has a total of four top-ten finishes with the regional series in 2016.

Up next on the schedule is a potential three-race weekend in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Plans include visiting Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, April 29, followed by an undetermined destination on Saturday, April 30. Initial plans included traveling to the Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, but a final decision will not be determined until later in the week. The upcoming weekend will conclude with Fred Rahmer’s $4,000-to-win, “Party at the Path” at Path Valley Speedway Park near Spring Run, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, May 1.

“Our upcoming weekend schedule isn’t quite determined yet,” said Brent Marks. “We are going to wait and see what happens. Either way, we’ll be ready to rock and roll. I just want to thank everyone who helps us get up and down the road. We have some amazing sponsors who believe in us and support us through every decision. We’ll try to get them another win this weekend.”

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign - right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

Recent Highlights: Earned first victory of 2016 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA, on Saturday, March 19.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 1

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

 

 

Danny Dietrich on a Roll in Central PA, Captures Two Consecutive Wins Including the Tilley; Three Races On Tap Once Again for “Double-D”

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (April 25, 2016) - Danny Dietrich finally lost the monkey and cracked into the win column during the recent weekend, earning back-to-back victories in Central Pennsylvania, including one against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, on Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24. In addition to his two consecutive victory lane appearances, “Double-D” earned a runner-up finish at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday night, April 22, giving the Gettysburg native his fifth consecutive top-ten performance at the world famous paperclip in 2016.

“What an awesome weekend, not much else to say, really,” said Danny Dietrich. “I owe this entire weekend to my team. Jake, Cody and Tyler never give up. We were kinda struggling there for a while early on in the year, but they kept pushing and stayed focused. To end a weekend with two wins and a podium is amazing. Just a great feeling to finally get that monkey off of our back. I want to thank my car owner, fans, sponsors and supporters for standing behind me and my team. We’ll work to keep this momentum going and try to win a few more next weekend.”

The pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Hickory Run Orchards, Weikert’s Livestock, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, No. 48, earned his first win of the 2016 season on Saturday evening, April 23, at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. After starting fourth on the feature grid, the former Lincoln Speedway track champion charged ahead and led the last 20 circuits of the 25-lap main event, holding off Austin Hogue and Jim Siegel at the final checkers for the $3,200 top prize.

Gary Kauffman Racing’s second consecutive win on the weekend occurred on Sunday evening, April 24, at the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Sunday night’s victory was worth $5,000, earning the Ray Tilley Classic over the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Dietrich chased recent Arctic Cat All Star main event winner Dave Blaney during the first 27 circuits of the 30-lap main event, eventually taking command on lap 28 and holding on for his first Arctic Cat All Star win of 2016, and the sixth of his career.

Danny Dietrich’s 2016 season will continue this Friday through Sunday, April 29 through May 1, with a third consecutive triple-header weekend in Central Pennsylvania. “Double-D” will make appearances at Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park to help close out the month of April. “The Grove” will feature a full program for the 410 sprinters on Friday night, April 29, followed by the $6,900-to-win, Weldon Sterner Memorial at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 30. The weekend will conclude on Sunday evening, May 1, with the $4,000-to-win, “Party at the Path” at Path Valley Speedway Park near Spring Run.

“I think we are all pretty excited to get back to the track this weekend,” said Danny Dietrich. “We want to keep this win streak going. My guys work their tails off. They deserve to be in victory lane so I’ll work as hard as I can to keep making that happen.”

Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign - right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to also follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/

Recent Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories in Central Pennsylvania on April 23/24; winning at Lincoln Speedway on April 23, followed by Arctic Cat All Star victory at Selinsgrove Speedway on April 24.

2015 Wins: 16

2016 Wins: 2

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Hickory Run Orchards, Weikert’s Livestock, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard

 

 

Five-time Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial winner Jonathan Allard looks to add more on Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway Roth Motorsports donation brings A-main up to a minimum of $3500-to-win

By Gary Thomas

Chico, CA – April 25, 2016…In the first 25-years of the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial nobody has won the event more than three-time King of the West champion Jonathan Allard, who will go for number six this Saturday night at his home track of Silver Dollar Speedway.

The Chico veteran earned one of the biggest wins of his career at the track in 2014 when he took home the World of Outlaws sanctioned Gold Cup Race of Champions. Allard’s first ever King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series triumph came at the 2001 Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial and last season he ended the campaign in Stockton by becoming the third driver in series history to reach the 40-win mark. He also started off the King of the West season last week in solid fashion, charging from 14th to third in the main event.

Allard’s car owner’s Clyde & Marion Lamar have also won the Bradway Memorial twice before, the first coming in 1994 with Rio Linda’s Randy Tiner and again in ’96 with current World of Outlaws driver Paul McMahan. Bradway Jr. famously drove the Tri-C Machine to a number of wins in his career, which always makes the 3c Sprint Car a focal point during the night.

“The Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial is such a big event for so many people out here in California,” Allard commented. “I’ve been fortunate enough to win it five times and they all mean a great deal to me. Now that I drive for Clyde & Marion Lamar however, it would definitely have a little extra meaning if I could give them another Bradway win. It won’t be easy though because we have a lot of great drivers in Northern California right now. From young guys to veterans, we’re extremely deep with talent, which makes it a lot of fun for everyone.”

Allard’s wins at the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial have come in 2001, ’03, ’05, ’09 and 2012. Campbell’s Brent Kaeding has the second most wins in the event, with four to his credit. Other former event champions set to be on hand will be defending race winner Bud Kaeding, who gave car owner Morrie Williams his all-time leading fourth Bradway win last year, along with Roseville’s Sean Becker and Grass Valley’s Jason Statler.

Dave and Diane Durica have once again collected lap money for the 40-lap A-main and 12-lap Last Chance Qualifier on Saturday. Each lap will pay $100 to be distributed among the top three each lap. The leader of the lap gets $50, second $30 and third $20. Lap money has been a staple of the Bradway Memorial over the years and always adds a special element to the event. As of press time there were still five laps available in the LCQ for purchase.

Roth Motorsports has added $500 to the winner’s share, which brings the A-main up to a minimum of $3500-to-win.

The fan group Hoserville will be partnering with the heat races for the 14th consecutive season. Each 10-lap heat race winner on Saturday will receive a Hoosier right rear tire plus five sleeves of tear offs. Hoserville has been involved with the heat races at the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial since 2003 and it has grown to be a major part of the event each year. Each heat race winner will also stop on the front stretch for an interview & will receive a trophy from Arnold’s for Awards to give to a child in the stands.

It’s also become a tradition at the start of the night to hand out the Carwash Mike Fast Time Award at the Bradway. The winner of the award will take home a custom Jagermeister Trophy & a Coors Light Cowboy Hat, in honor of super fan Carwash Mike Avilla, who passed away in 2011. As of press time we also have $750 cash courtesy of Kyle Larson Racing, Manny & Gloria Avilla and Mancamp Motorsports.

Manny & Gloria Avilla have also donated $250, which will be split up among the final five finishers in the LCQ. Mancamp Motorsports has put up $100 for the Hard Charger Award and Dan & Laurel Belton have donated $300 to a Hard Luck Award for the night. If anyone would like to add onto or donate anything for the night, please contact Dave and Dianne Durica at Durica1414@sbcglobal.net or 916-988-5958.

Saturday is also the first Williams Roofing of Fremont, CA Royal Fan Draw night, which works as follows. A trivia question will be asked from the announce booth and the fan that answers correctly will pull a random number (1-22) out of a bag. The fan automatically wins $100 and if the driver wins the feature from the starting spot drawn, the driver receives a $1000 bonus. The Royal Fan Draw is taking place at nearly half of the KWS events in 2016.

The front gate will open at 5pm on Saturday April 30, with adult tickets costing $20, juniors 12-15 will be $15 and kids 6-11 are $6. All seating is general admission during the night. Camping is available for the weekend on the fairgrounds.

The Silver Dollar Speedway is located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, a half-mile west of SR 99 on Park Ave in Chico, California. For directions and a map visit http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com/location.php

The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series is held under the management of Prentice Motorsports Group, which also operates the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, the Wingless Sprint Car Series presented by Hunt Magnetos, the All Star Modified Tour and Ocean Speedway.

Info on the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series can be found at http://www.racepmg.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

 

 

Novelis to Present 55th Season of Supermodified Racing at Oswego; Opening Night Lineup Taking Shape for May 14

OSWEGO, NY (April 25, 2016) – When the green flag drops on Oswego Speedway’s 66th consecutive racing season on Saturday, May 14, the Novelis Supermodifieds will embark on their 55th consecutive campaign as the Speedway’s headline division.

Since 1962 Oswego Speedway has been the Home of the Supermodifieds with Novelis presenting Oswego’s unique brand of racing every week since 2005.

Novelis is the world leader in rolled aluminum products, delivering unique solutions for the most demanding global applications, such as beverage cans, automobiles, architecture, and consumer electronics.

In 2016, Novelis will begin its 12th season as the title sponsor of the Novelis Supermodified division, with an historic season on tap featuring the 30th running of the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified event on July 23 as well as the 60th running of the prestigious Budweiser International Classic 200 on September 4.

The 2016 Novelis Supermodified lineup is shaping up to be one of the most competitive and intriguing in several years, with many top flight competitors in action and the return of independent front suspension to the Novelis Supermodified regulations.

Defending Novelis Supermodified champion, and the 2015 winner of the Budweiser International Classic 200, Bob Bond is registered and ready for opening night in the Four Sevens Motorsports No. 47. However, Bond’s weekly plans are not yet set in stone, but of course they weren’t in 2015 either. If 2016 starts as well as 2015, expect Bond to be a weekly threat to repeat as Oswego champion.

John Nicotra Racing has been hard at work preparing three Novelis Supermodifieds for its 2016 driver lineup including seven-time Speedway champion Otto Sitterly as well as 1997 Budweiser International Classic champion Davey Hamilton and 2015 ISMA Supermodified champion Dave Shullick Jr.

Sitterly and Hamilton will be on hand opening night, with Sitterly looking to capture his record breaking eighth Supermodified title in 2016.

Since 2006 Sitterly has won the Speedway opener five times including last season. Four of those opening night wins resulted in a track title by season’s end.

Hamilton won the Oswego lid lifter in 2013, driving for Nicotra.

Both Sitterly and Hamilton will compete May 14 in Supermodifieds sporting a front axle, while the third Nicotra entry for Shullick is being converted to independent front suspension. Nicotra and Shullick hope to debut that ride in competition during the Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ on May 28.

Danzer Racing will once again bring two Novelis Supermodifieds to the Speedway weekly in 2016 for driver Dave Danzer. Driving the No. 52, Danzer entered championship territory in 2015, landing one main event win and finishing just 49 points shy of the track title.

With a front row qualifying effort in last year’s Budweiser International Classic 200, along with a handful of laps lead in the crown jewel, Danzer seems to have all the pieces in place to chase Bond, Sitterly, and the rest in a chase for the championship.

With the No. 52 as the primary Danzer ride, there have been no announced plans for the back-up No. 72 at this point, which was driven sparingly by Dave Cliff in ’15.

Dave Gruel was another feature winner at Oswego in 2015, and looks to once again return to the championship form he displayed in 2014 when he landed 43 points short of a first career track title to Sitterly.

Despite not coming as close to a championship in 2015, Gruel joined Danzer and Sitterly as the only three drivers within 100 points of champion Bond. Gruel will no doubt be a threat for victory on opening night in the potent No. 50.

In a surprise move this off-season, Oswego veteran Pat Lavery will move from Double Deuce Racing to sit behind the wheel of a silver Graham Racing machine this season, driving as No. 12.

Known as one of the most consistent drivers at the Speedway, car owner Ray Graham hopes that Lavery can bring the speed and consistency to the table that he did back in 2012 when he narrowly missed the title finishing five points behind Sitterly.

Plans are for Lavery to pilot the former No. 91 Supermodified that was driven in last year’s International Classic by Bobby Santos III.

Joining Lavery in the Graham Racing stable will be the father/son duo of Ray and Kody Graham as well as 2015 Rookie of the Year Aric Iosue.

Ray is set to pilot the No. 90 machine that was abandoned half way through last season and retrofit to now be equipped with independent front suspension.

Kody is said to be driving a new Supermodified for 2016 as No. 21, built similar to that of the No. 11 Supermodified that Iosue will again compete with this season.

Added to the Graham lineup for opening day will also be defending Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals champion Timmy Jedrzejek, driving the No. 91. This racecar will be the former No. 21 driven to victory lane late last season by Kody Graham.

One of the many Oswego talents looking for their first feature win is Jeff Abold, driver of the Abold Racing No. 05. Finishing a career best 6th in the driver’s standings one year ago, Abold was the only driver finishing in the top ten in points in 2015 that has never won an Oswego Supermodified main.

After taking a couple seasons to work the bugs out of their homebuilt machine, Abold scored nine top ten finishes in 2015 marking him as one of the most consistent drivers in the field last year.

Brandon Bellinger had a breakout season in 2015, earning his first career feature win, and the No. 02 will return in 2016 with a new look.

Bellinger will be one of the drivers this season sporting independent front suspension, as the Xtreme Chassis shop made the needed conversions to the racer over the offseason. Looking for an edge on the field, Bellinger believes the move will be a positive one for his team, as they search for yet another Oswego main event victory.

Joining Bellinger in the IFS camp will be two-time Speedway champion Joe Gosek in his patented No. 00 ride.

Sharing time last year between his own ride and the Nicotra Racing No. 00, Gosek showed glimpses of winning speed in ’15, but believes the allowed change to IFS will make his own machine a more consistent weekly runner.

IFS had been banned from the Speedway regulations following the 2007 season, a year in which Gosek won four feature events driving his current No. 00, sporting an independent front end.

Tim Snyder and Tim Devendorf will also join the opening night roster on May 14, piloting machines used at the Speedway in 2015.

Joining them will be Syrell Racing driver Michael Barnes in the team’s No. 68 machine. The Syrell team and builder Joey Hawksby have been working away at an all new IFS Hawk chassis, but whether or not that ride will be ready for opening day is unknown.

It is known that Barnes will be in the opening night lineup for the first time in a few years, putting his hat into the ring for the track championship discussion for the first time since driving for Syrell.

Lou LeVea Jr. will be ready for opening night driving the Nicotra Racing machine wheeled by Joe Gosek in 2015. Setting his older Belfiore chassis aside, LeVea will enter the Steel Palace gates with renewed enthusiasm behind the wheel of a new No. 83.

Other confirmed weekly entrants include Dan Connors Jr., Michael Muldoon, Keith Shampine, and Hal LaTulip.

Connors and Shampine are another of the weekly aces looking for career win number one.

Connors will continue in 2016 with his beautiful new No. 01 ride, debuted halfway through last season. Many point to Connors as finally breaking through to victory lane this coming season.

Shampine is tabbed to pilot a brand new Chris Osetek designed IFS Super this year, once again as No. 55.

Close to victory on several occasions in the past, Shampine is hoping to bounce back this season after a dismal end to his 2015 campaign at the Big O.

Fresh off two wins in 2015, Muldoon will have two Supermodifieds at his disposal in 2016. Sticking with the winning mount from 2015, the Muldoon camp has also built a brand new Supermodified for the coming year and the team will run as No. 14 and No. 15.

Muldoon will obviously be a candidate for victory at the opener, with potential plans for his back-up ride still in the air.

Other drivers expected to be on hand for the opener include Bill Sharkey and Joey Moriarty.

Moriarty, who only ran the International Classic in 2015 driving his all new Hawk chassis, is said to be at the Speedway for action on May 14 and May 21 in the No. 51.

Sharkey, driving the former Syrell Racing Hawk chassis last driven by Mike Lichty, will be ready for opening night in the No. 71 and will likely end up being a weekly contender at the Speedway.

The Canadian racing shops of Gary Morton and Craig Rayvals have been working away this offseason for drivers Dave McKnight and Logan Rayvals.

While neither driver has officially stated that they will be at the Speedway on May 14, look for these Supermodifieds in Oswego sooner rather than later.

The nuclear banana of Jerry Curran has also registered for the season with his team hard at work trying to ready the No. 24 for opening night, although the team has not yet committed to the event.

Other teams registered that are not believed to be ready for May 14 include the Bob Bogwicz No. 09, the Jeff Locke No. 37, as well as the Strong Racing No. 99.

Kids 16 and under will again be admitted free at all Speedway events in 2016 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.

On track activity beings at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, May 7 with the annual open test session for all racing divisions. Testing will run from 1-5pm on May 7 and is free for spectators to sit in the main grandstand.

Racing action at the Speedway begins on Saturday, May 14 featuring the Speedway’s 66th consecutive opening night highlighted by the Race of Champions Modified Richie Evans Memorial 61 as well as kick-off events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS.

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.

Tentative Oswego Speedway Novelis Supermodified Opening Night Roster (April 25):

0 – Tim Snyder 00 – Joe Gosek 01 – Dan Connors Jr. 02 – Brandon Bellinger 05 – Jeff Abold 5 – Tim Devendorf 6 – Davey Hamilton 7 – Otto Sitterly 11 – Aric Iosue 12 – Pat Lavery 15 – Michael Muldoon 21 – Kody Graham 47 – Bob Bond 50 – Dave Gruel 51 – Joey Moriarty 52 – Dave Danzer 55 – Keith Shampine 56 – Hal LaTulip 68 – Michael Barnes 71 – Bill Sharkey 83 – Lou LeVea Jr. 90 – Ray Graham 91 – Tim Jedrzejek


 

MSCS TO ENCOUNTER THE CLASS TRACK AND THE ACTION TRACK

TWO BIG EVENTS ON THE SAME WEEKEND

Haubstadt, IN - April 25, 2016. The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car
Series drivers will return to action with appearances at Tri-State
Speedway and the Terre Haute Action Track on the same weekend.
Saturday night April 30th the sprint car teams will unload to race
at the quarter mile Haubstadt oval. Then Sunday May 1st they will be
at Terre Haute to race on the half mile fairgrounds oval. For sprint
car fans this is the first weekend of only four racing weekends this
season that the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be
presented in back to back shows! These two Indiana tracks are less
than a hundred miles apart.

The “Midwest Madness” event at Haubstadt is a new event on the
speedway’s schedule. It will also be the first solo outing for the
series this season. The first race held for MSCS on April 16th there
was a co-sanctioned event won by Chase Stockon. This event will also
be the first opportunity for the series to present a program with the
new format which includes group qualifying. The drivers in each heat
race group will qualify together. Then officials will invert the
front rows of the lineup for the heat races based on each driver’s
fastest timed lap. The race will then be on as usual with drivers
battling for a top spot to transfer to the feature. The feature
winner will receive $2,500.

The “Spring Fling” at Terre Haute will be the only appearance for the
series at Terre Haute this season. The feature will pay $3,000 to
win and $300 to start this season. That is an increase in the
pay-off for this event over last year’s. The Sunday date along with
the added purse money should attract the very best 410 non-wing
sprint drivers.

The top five drivers in the current MSCS standings are led by four
time champion Kyle Cummins. Last season’s points runner-up Carson
Short is in second place again to start this season. Also off to a
great start are drivers C. J. Leary, hard charger Robert Ballou, and
an always competitive Dakota Jackson.

Two time and defending MSCS champion Brady Short is sixth in points.
He is only 9 points out of the lead. Former Rookie of the Year James
Lyerla is next followed by veteran Matt Goodnight, speedster Max
McGhee, and 2016 MSCS Rookie of the Year Brandon Morin. Eleventh and
Twelfth positions are held by rookie drivers Nevil Algie and Jared
Chastain. The two are separated by just 3 points.

Brady Short won the “Spring Fling” held at the Terre Haute Action
Track in 2015. The top three sharing the podium that evening were
Brady Short, Jerry Coons Jr., and Carson Short. Shane Cottle led the
early portion of the event.

These two upcoming races will have an added impact to the point
standings. Several MSCS drivers are expected to make their first
appearance of the season during the weekend. Hot laps and qualifying
will get underway at about 6:30 Saturday. Sunday activity will get
underway earlier with a 5 o’clock start.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

________Hoosier Tire________
MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES

2016 Points Including the April 16th Race
TOP TWELVE DRIVERS

1) 3R Kyle Cummins 64
2) 21 Carson Short 64
3) 17GP C.J. Leary 60
4) 1 Robert Ballou 57
5) 3 Dakota Jackson 57
6) 11P Brady Short 55
7) 11X James Lyerla 48
8) 39 Matt Goodnight 47
9) 17 Max McGhee 47
10) 98 Brandon Morin 44
11) 11A Nevil Algie,Rookie 40
12) 52C Jared Chastain, Rookie 37


 

 

Brady Bacon – Macho at Montpelier!

 (Bill W) April 25, 2016 – “The Macho Man” Brady Bacon and the Hoffman Racing #69 team nailed down a victory last Saturday night in USAC’s first visit to Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver now sits third in the USAC National Sprint Car standings. Brady will race with the World of Outlaws this week, hoping to get in three shows in the Brady Bacon Racing #99. On Tuesday, the WoO hits I-30 Speedway near Little Rock, Arkansas before moving on to the Salina (OK) Highbanks on Saturday and I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri Saturday.

Montpelier is not far from Brady’s home in Winchester, Indiana. “It was fun to get to a new track, especially so close to my house,” he says. “It reminded me of a little bigger and a little wider Gas City. It was probably fifteen feet longer and fifteen feet wider.”

He would set the standard in qualifying before getting through his heat to lock into the main event. “We were able to get quick time,” says Brady. “We went out about mid-pack. We were able to finish fourth in the heat (after starting sixth). It was kind of hard to pass. They had just reworked the track.”

Brady would line up sixth for the finale. “They tilled the top and watered the bottom right before the A feature,” he says. “Everyone was on the top, and I thought the bottom was going to come in and be the fast way around. I waited it out for a couple of laps, and the bottom finally came in. We went right by everyone that was in line on the top.”

He would charge to the point and never look back. “Fortunately, no one figured it out until I was in the lead,” says Brady. “We had a pretty good lead before we had a yellow or a red with ten to go. That stacked us back up, and I tried not to make any mistakes after that. Everything was around the bottom at that point. I messed up a couple of times, but fortunately, no one was able to get around me.”

Brady and the Hoffman team tried some new things to make the car faster. “We made some changes to the car to make it better on the slick,” he says. “I think that worked. It will take a few more races to make sure though.”

Brady is excited about getting the winged 410 back out. “This is a good little stretch of wing races coming up,” he says. “Hopefully, our race at Farmington a couple weeks ago got some of our issues out of the way. The car should be pretty good, and we’re going to some tracks that I’ve had some success at.”

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Brady Bacon Racing would like the following sponsors for all their help: Fatheadz Eyewear, Viper Risk Management Group, Triple X Race Co., Tel-Star Technologies, PPM Titanium Products, KTA Kiser’s Truck and Auto (formerly Sham’s Garage), Heath Clips Lawn Care, Chubby from CnB Mushroom Farms, Lucas Oil Products, Factory Kahne, FK Indy, Lightning Wings, CP Carrillo, Keizer Wheels, Smiley’s Racing Products, Eaton Industrial Coatings, Sweet Mfg., Butlerbuilt Seats, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Proglide Coatings, Diversified Machine Inc., Fuel Safe, Allstar Performance, Simpson, Octane Ink, Schroth Racing, Wilwood, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

The Hoffman #69 sprinter is sponsored by Mean Green, Mopar, Triple X Race Components, Hoosier, DMI, Lykins, Engler Machine & Tool, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, KSE, MPD Racing, CSI Shocks, XYZ Machining, Saldana Racing Products, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Fastener Specialty Motorsports, Wilwood Brakes, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Zemco Headers, Chalk Racing Products and Weld.

 

 

Moore Looks To Put Tough Night In Placerville, CA Behind Him

PETERSEN MEDIA- Battling with the King of the West Series on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway, Mason Moore had one of those nights that he would like to throw out as he is already looking ahead to this weeks action.

“There really isn’t much to talk about,” Moore said. “We struggled in all facets of Saturday night, and were just going to throw that night out.”

Timing his Coors Light/Econo Lube and Tune/Geico Local Office No. 22 machine in 17th fastest before finishing sixth in his heat race, which would force him into the night’s B Main.

Having his hands full in the semi, Moore would finish in the sixth spot, which was good enough to move him into the 30-lap feature event. From the tail end of the field, Moore would see a pair of incidents break out in front of him and he would unfortunately be collected in both.

After an accident on the 26th lap, Moore would take his machine back to his trailer as his night would come to a close.

“It was frustrating, but that happens when you put yourself in the back of the pack,” Moore said. “There isn’t too much to dwell on, we will just work on being better this weekend and hopefully get back up front where this car belongs.”

Moore would like to thank Coors Light, Econo Lube and Tune, Geico Local Office, LRB Race Products, NAAKE Suspension, K&N, Selover Paint and Body, Lucas Oil, and Moore Insurance Services for their support.

ON TAP: Moore will return to the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night before heading back to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-11, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-7.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin.

 

 

Netto Rebounds To Top Ten With KWS After Tangle Takes Him Out Of Top Three

PETERSEN MEDIA: Fresh off of a strong showing with the World of Outlaws during the month of March and parts of April, DJ Netto had a very good night going during the KWS season opener at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night until a mid race tangle knocked him out of the top three, though the Hanford, CA driver would rebound to finish in the 10th spot.

“We had a really good car on Saturday night, and I think with the way the feature played out, we could have certainly contended for the win,” DJ Netto said. “Unfortunately we got caught up in a chain reaction accident and we spent the last part of the race fighting back into the Top-10.”

Timing his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Kaeding Performance backed No. 88n in 10th quick, the young masher would race his way to a heat race win and make him self eligible for the all important Dash.

Pocketing a third place finish in the six-lap dash, the Hanford, CA pilot would grid the field from the second row for the 30-lap feature event on the tight confines of the Placerville Speedway.

After a red negated the first attempt at a start, Netto would settle into the third spot as race got into a groove as he chased after the early race leader, Willie Croft, and second running, Bud Kaeding.

Keeping pace with the lead duo, lapped traffic came into play very quick, and Netto did his best to keep pace. On the 16th lap the car in front of Netto got on his binders hard, and with nowhere to go and brakes that were intermittent, Netto’s machine would make contact, end up coming to a stop forcing him to the back of the pack.

Restarting form the tail, Netto was able to stay poised as he fought through thick traffic and worked his way back towards the Top-10. With a couple of late yellows bunching the field back up, Netto was able to get back into the 10th spot as the checkered flag flew.

“It wasn’t where we wanted to finish, but it was a really good start to the KWS season for us,” Netto said. “I don’t know what it is about Placerville but I don’t seem to have any luck there. I have to thank my guys for their hard work, and hopefully we can show the same speed at Chico this weekend we showed last time out.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Kaeding Performance, Shell Rotella T6, and Van De Pol Enterprises for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: DJ and his DNR team will be at the Silver Dollar Speedway this Friday and Saturday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-17, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-3

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

 

 

Turbulent Trip To Placerville For Justyn Cox

PETERSEN MEDIA: Having a nice starting spot in the feature event, Justyn Cox seemed to be a magnet in the feature event as a good night quickly went south and Cox ended up with a 19th place finish.

“We had a pretty good night going, but we got caught up in an opening lap wreck, and then we seemed to be involved in every incident that took place the rest of the night,” Cox said. “It was frustrating, but we will put it behind us, fix our car up and get ready for Chico (CA).”

With 26 cars on hand for the King of the West Series opener, Cox timed his Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex No 31c backed mount in seventh fastest before picking up a third place finish during his heat race.

Getting into the Dash with the way heat races played out, the Clarksburg, CA driver would finish in the eighth spot, which would ultimately place him in the fourth row for the 30-lap feature event on the high banked ¼ mile speedway.

When the race got underway, Cox was working the high side of the speedway when a car flipped in turns three and four and Cox got a piece of the action. Taking a trip to the work area to let his crew look over his car, Cox was able to restart but would be involved in a couple more incidents that left his car beaten and battered.

Cox would see his night come to an end on the 25th lap as a spinning car collected him and more contact flattened his right rear, and he retired to the pit area.

“Its never fun when you feel like you have a bull-eye on you,” Cox added. “My guys worked hard all night, and were hoping our luck turns this weekend during the Dave Bradway, Jr Memorial.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, LRB, Konnected, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, JRD Endeavors, VSR, ART, K&N Performance, Justice Brothers, Cheetah IV Racing, E-ST Garage, Worton Designs, Manzer Motorsports, Swimming Pool Perfections, and Tim’s Hot Rod Shop for their support in 2016!

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-10, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Justyn Cox and his Cox Family Racing team will be at the Silver Dollar Speedway this coming Friday and Saturday night.

 

STEWART SCORES EMOTIONAL SECOND WIN OF THE SEASON

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 25, 2016) - An emotional Shane Stewart captured the teams second win of the season Saturday night at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. The half-mile oval is somewhat of a home track for Stewart who grew up in nearby Bixby, Okla.

The Larson Marks Racing team qualified eighth on Friday night and finished third in the second heat race. After starting eighth in the feature event, Stewart was able to climb two positions to earn a sixth-place finish.

During the finale on Saturday night, Stewart qualified ninth quickest and lined up to start third in the final heat race. In the eight-lap race, he was able to make an early pass for second and then completed a slide job for the lead to win and transfer to the all-important dash. After the redraw for the dash, Stewart took the green from the fourth position and was able to earn the third starting spot for the main event.

Stewart ran in the top five throughout the entire race, waiting for a chance to challenge the leaders. On the race's final restart with six laps remaining, Stewart was able to get around Friday night's winner, Joey Saldana, for the second position and set his sights on the leader. Shortly after, Stewart was able to complete the pass on leader Daryn Pittman to earn his second win of the season.

"I'm a little choked up, this is a big win for me. A lot of people have helped me get to this point. I have driven for a lot of good car owners, like my mom and dad who are here," Stewart said. "It's been a long road to get here that's for sure, and some days you don't think you're ever going to get here but when you finally do it makes it really special. There were plenty of times I thought 'this is it, I am going to have to get a regular job' but people kept believing in me and giving me opportunities - [team owners] Justin [Marks] and Kyle [Larson] are a great example of that."

After Saturday night's win, Stewart remains second in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series point standings, 87 points out of the lead. The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action Tuesday, April 26 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: Devil's Bowl Speedway DATE: April 22, 2016
QUALIFYING: 8th HEAT RACE: 3rd
DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A
STARTING POSITION: 8th FEATURE FINISH: 6th

TRACK: Devil's Bowl Speedway DATE: April 23, 2016
QUALIFYING: 9th HEAT RACE: 1st
DASH STARTING POSITION: 4th DASH FINISH: 3rd
STARTING POSITION: 3rd FEATURE FINISH: 1st

SEASON STATISTICS:
STARTS: 26
WINS: 4
TOP-FIVES: 15
TOP-10s: 23
NEXT RACE:
The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action Tuesday, April 26 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing
Twitter: @LarsonMarks
Instagram: @LarsonMarks

 

 

Statler 7th In KWS Opener at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to work on Saturday night, Jason Statler and his DF Rios Motorsports team took on the King of the West Series at the Placerville Speedway where Statler would finish in the seventh spot.

“Seventh is nothing to do back flips over, but in what was only our third race of the year, I think we are really starting to figure this car out and give it what it wants,” Jason Statler said.

Timing the DF Rios Motorsports/Amerikote/Riley Collins Auto No. 00 in 12th fastest, which put him on the front row of his heat race. In a spirited battle with Willie Croft for the top spot, Statler would finish in the second spot which put him out of a Dash spot, and starting in the sixth row of the 30-lap A Main event.

On a track that was tricky, but in good shape after Friday storms rolled through the area, Statler was able to slowly work his way into the Top-10. When the race’s first caution flew on the 16th lap, Statler ran in the 10th spot, but was able to take advantage of the restart.

Working into the eighth spot, Statler would battle with Cory Eliason and Shane Golobic for position as he was able to move into the seventh spot during the race’s waning laps.

A final restart with two laps to go would see Statler give Golobic a challenge for sixth, but he would be unable to pull of the pass as he finished in the seventh spot.

“I made a mistake in our heat race that turned out to cost us a Dash spot, and that is huge with this format,” Statler said. “The guys are continuing to work hard and think out of the box to get a good car under me, and I am looking forward to two nights of action this weekend in Chico, CA.

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

ON TAP: Statler and his team will be in action this Friday and Saturday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-3, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-3

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Jason by following @Jason_Statler or @StatlerRacing on Twitter.

 

 

Starks Tackling Season Opener at Grays Harbor Raceway This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (April 25, 2016) - Trey Starks can't wait to get back on the track after he's scored two wins in his last three races.

Unfortunately, Plan A and Plan B rained out last weekend in the Northwest.

"It's been two weeks since we've run so I'm chomping at the bit here," he said. "We feel like we're ready. There's not a ton of work to do this week since we thought we were going to run last weekend."

Starks is slated to return to action this Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., where the 3/8-mile oval is hosting its season opener.

"Grays Harbor is always fun to run," he said. "It's one of our bigger tracks in the Northwest. It will be interesting to see how the new surface acts. They put a new surface on within the last year. I'm sure we'll have some great racing as usual."

Starks won the season-opening race at Grays Harbor Raceway last season, which was his first win at the track since 2012.

"We're going into this weekend looking for nothing short of a win," he said. "It's not going to be an easy one, but we do expect to win."

In addition to his victory last season Starks earned a top-five result during his five other 360ci sprint car races at Grays Harbor Raceway.

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 2 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Starks Timber Processing

Starks Timber Processing is a logging business owned by Trey's father, John, who is a third-generation logger. It has been based out of Washington for more than 15 years.

"Starks Timber Processing is what provides me the opportunity to race," Trey said. "It has played a huge role in my life, both on the track and away from it."

Starks would also like to thank Blue Dot Fabrications, SpeedMart, King Racing Products and Masco Petroleum for their continued support.

 

 

Kulhanek Establishes Career-Best World of Outlaws Result at Texas Outlaw Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (April 25, 2016) - Ray Allen Kulhanek posted his career-best World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series result twice last weekend during the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Kulhanek had identical results throughout qualifying, heat race and main event competition each night at the half-mile oval. He qualified 17th quickest, finished where he started - sixth - in a heat race and advanced from 17th to 16th in the main event.

"I'm still learning in the 410 and I was awful on Friday," he said. "I wasn't comfortable and the car was all over the race track on Friday. I didn't feel like I had good control of the car. We kept adjusting all night until we finally got the car decent for the main. I was just too gun shy with how everything was going so I didn't start moving around on the track. It took me a while to get comfortable and trust the car."

The comfort level improved for Saturday's finale.

"I made a mistake in time trials and that cost me there," he said. "I entered too low and double set the car. I killed my lap doing that. I feel I could have gained probably three tenths had I not made the mistake. That could have played a bigger difference in the outcome of the night.

"Then in the heat race I kept pace with (Brad) Sweet, who finished right in front of me. I got really, really loose the longer we were running. The right rear bleeder wasn't working so I grew two and a quarter inches of stagger in the heat race. I felt like we had speed. That led to a little more confidence for the main."

Kulhanek was closing in on the top 10 late in the main event when he was involved in a crash.

"We passed cars and were moving up," he said. "I was up as far as 11th at one point. I'm not exactly sure what happened. Someone got into (Paul) McMahan and he was coming down the track and I was a sitting duck. How I saved it and didn't flip I don't know. I ended up breaking the torque tube. I ran about a half a lap after the restart and just pulled off."

The two 16th-place results provide Kulhanek something to build on as he continues to learn the ropes in 410 competition.

"I'm learning everything as I go and learning how to drive the 410," he said. "I made some leaps and bounds this weekend on figuring things out on the car. I was really pleased on that end of it."

Kulhanek will take this weekend off before resuming ASCS Gulf South Region competition May 6 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and May 7 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 22 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 16 (17).

April 23 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 16 (17).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

May 6 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and May 7 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kulhanek_Ray

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

APPAREL -

Kulhanek will have apparel available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems

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

"ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems are definitely the safest seats on the market," Kulhanek said. "I've had a couple of bad crashes and I definitely didn't move because the seat did its job."

Kulhanek would also like to thank Texas Rotating Equipment, Big Bass Tour, Alcon Construction, GoPro, Miller's RV Park, J&J Auto Racing, ASI Racing Engines, Frazier & Son, Smiley's Racing Products, 41 Shocks, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, Penske Racing Shocks, C4 Graphics, Simpson Race Products and Marvin and Peggy Pearson for their support.

 

 

Bergman Preparing for Weekend in Northwest after Rain Wipes Out Races Last Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - SNOHOMISH, Wash. (April 25, 2016) - Seth Bergman's long trip home was met with rain last weekend in the Northwest.

Bergman was unable to compete as both events were washed out in his home state of Washington.

"It's been great to see some family and friends while we're out here," he said. "Hopefully the weather improves for this week so we can get back on the track."

Bergman is scheduled to compete this Friday at Deming Speedway in Everson, Wash., in a micro sprint before invading Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Saturday for the 3/8-mile oval's season opener.

"I haven't been able to race a micro in quite a while so that will be a fun experience and we always enjoy racing at Grays Harbor Raceway, which is where I grew up in a sprint car," he said. "We have high expectations to win every time we're in a race car and that applies to both races this weekend."

Bergman claimed the 2010 track championship at Grays Harbor Raceway.

"That was a pivotal year for me," he said. "We went on the road in 2009 and came home to regroup in 2010. We won a lot of races and the track title at Grays Harbor that year, which was a great boost as we went back on the road in 2011 and have been on the national scene ever since."

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 3 wins, 7 top fives, 9 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Deming Speedway in Everson, Wash., and Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Young Tools

Young Tools is a company within the oil industry that is located in Drumright, Okla.

"I'm glad to be associated with Tim and have him and everyone from Young Tools on board," Bergman said. "He's a great guy and is passionate about racing. He's a good friend of mine and it's nice to have him as part of the race team."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Eagle Motorsports, Speedy Auto Service, SpeedMart, Scott Baylor Racing Engines and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

Quick Hits: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Salina Highbanks Speedway

SALINA, OKLA. — April 25, 2016 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to Salina Highbanks Speedway on Friday, April 29, which marks the fourth straight year and fifth time overall that the series has raced at the ultra-fast three-eighths-mile, dating back to 2011. A trio of drivers have won with the series at the track, including Oklahoma native Shane Stewart last year, in a race that feature three different drivers leading laps. Joey Saldana is also a past winner at Salina Highbanks Speedway. This edition of Quick Hits sets the stage for the World of Outlaws event at Salina Highbanks Speedway on Friday, April 29.

An Emotional Win

In front of numerous family members and friends, Shane Stewart won for the first time at Salina Highbanks Speedway last year. The native of nearby Bixby, Oklahoma started third and took the lead from Brad Sweet on the 11th lap of the 25-lap race. For Stewart, at the time, it was his third win of the season, as he and his Larson Marks Racing team would go on to win nine A-Feature events and 10 races overall during the course of the 2015 campaign. Stewart recently picked up his second win of 2016 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Texas.

Consistency is Key

Daryn Pittman has a great track record with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in the previous four races at Salina Highbanks Speedway. While the native of Owasso, Okla., has not won at the track, he has finished seventh or better in all four races, with three of those being top-five finishes. Pittman is the only driver to have finished in the top-10 in all four World of Outlaws races at Salina, as well as the only driver to have three top-five showings. The 2013 series champion has three wins thus far in 2016.

At Home on the Highbanks

Joey Saldana has traditionally run well on high-speed, high-banked tracks, as evidenced by his solid track record at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio. The veteran driver parlayed that experience and driving style into several strong runs at Salina Highbanks Speedway, including a win in 2014. Saldana was sixth in the series first visit to the track in 2011 and bettered that by a position in 2013, when he ran fifth. The veteran driver has a pair of wins this season.

Chasing that First Win

Salina Highbanks Speedway is one of the few tracks on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule that seven-time and reigning series champion Donny Schatz has not won at. The North Dakota native finished second in the series debut at the three-eighths-mile in 2011. Schatz was ninth in 2014 and 10th last year. Schatz, who crossed the 200-win plateau in 2015, is third on the series all-time win list. He is tied for the series lead with five win this season.

Leading Laps

It’s often said you have to finish second before winning. Well, if that’s the case, then Brad Sweet is primed for a win at Salina Highbanks Speedway this year. The Kasey Kahne Racing driver led laps at the track last year en route to finishing second. Sweet, who was one of the strongest drivers down the stretch last year, has opened this season with five wins, which has him tied with Schatz in that department. Sweet is also the current series point leader as he chases his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series title.

Steady and Solid

Paul McMahan has quietly put together one of the best resumes in the first four World of Outlaws races at Salina Highbanks Speedway. The veteran driver finished second in 2013, was fourth in 2014 and ran seventh last year. That works out to an average finish of 4.3 in the last three races at Salina. McMahan recently put together a four-race top-10 streak and is among the top-10 in the series standings.

Three for Three

When it comes to top-10 finishes at Salina Highbanks Speedway, David Gravel is a perfect three for three. He finished ninth in 2013 and has been eighth each of the last two years. Making the feat even more impressive is the fact that he has driven for a different team in each of his three previous trips to Salina. The Connecticut native will be in his fourth different ride at the track this year as he pilots the No. 5 for the CJB Motorsports team.

Almost Perfect Attendance

Jason Johnson, the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner, has raced in three of the four World of Outlaws events at Salina Highbanks Speedway. The only one he has missed was last year, when he was out due to injury. In his absence, Australian Jamie Veal filled in, charging from 20th to 12th in the main event. Johnson, a five-time ASCS (American Sprint Car Series) champion, is a past winner with that series at Salina Highbanks Speedway.

Near the front

Kerry Madsen has made three starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Salina Highbanks Speedway and has finished in the top-10 in all three races, with a pair of those being top-five performances. The native of St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia, who now calls Knoxville, Iowa home, finished second at Salina in 2014. Madsen ran fifth last year at the high-banked oval and was 10th in his debut at the track in 2013.

Former Winner

Terry McCarl was victorious at Salina Highbanks Speedway in 2001 with the NCRA during a “Speedweek” event at the high-banked oval. He returned the next year and ran second, again with the NCRA. McCarl, who made his debut at the track in 2000 in an NCRA event, is tentatively scheduled to make his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series start at Salina.

Coming on Strong

Logan Schuchart had a very strong sophomore season with the World of Outlaws in 2015, picking up a career-best 30 top-10 finishes on his way to a 10th-place finish in points. One of those top-10 efforts was a ninth-place showing at Salina Highbanks Speedway. Schuchart, who has made a pair of starts with the World of Outlaws at Salina, is currently 10th in points and has five top-10 finishes, including a runner-up finish during the recent West Coast Swing.

On the Road Again

Jacob Allen, the son of Hall of Famer Bobby Allen, is back on the road with the World of Outlaws for his third season in 2016. He is teammates at Shark Racing with Logan Schuchart, who is Bobby Allen’s grandson. The 21-year-old qualified for the main event at Salina Highbanks Speedway in his first trip to the track in 2014 and just missed making the feature last year. Allen earned a career-best third-place finish a few weeks ago in California.

Deep Notebook

Greg Wilson, who is contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award in 2016, will be making his first start at Salina Highbanks Speedway. The Ohio native is no stranger to high-banked tracks, as he has raced at Eldora Speedway for over 20 years. Wilson earned his first-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win last season at the famed half-mile in his home state.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Friday, April 29 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

Discount General Admission tickets can also be purchased at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Each General Admission ticket purchased at an O’Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

For more information on tickets, visit slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Scelzi Rebounds to Garner Fifth-Place Finish at Placerville with King of the West

Inside Line Promotions - PLACERVILLE, Calif. (April 25, 2016) - Dominic Scelzi overcame a slow start to the night to score a top-five finish in impressive fashion last Saturday at Placerville Speedway with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

"The track was different than I'd ever seen it before," he said. "In qualifying it got extremely rough in turns three and four. The first lap I bobbled in it and it killed my time. The second lap I tried to push it harder and it really upset the car. We didn't get a good qualifying time."

Scelzi timed in 20th quickest. However, he powered from seventh to fifth place in a heat race to claim the final lock-in position into the main event.

"The track was still really rough and hooked up in the heat," he said. "There wasn't much passing. I got the two positions on the start."

That lined Scelzi up on the outside of the eighth row for the main event at the quarter-mile oval.

"There were some early yellows that gave me positions," he said. "We had got to 12th and hadn't passed anyone yet. We finally got a green flag run in and I was able to make a lot of ground up on the top in turns one and two. The track was extremely racy in the main. You could make the bottom or the top work in turns one and two and the top, middle and bottom work in turns three and four. I was pretty much everywhere and anywhere. We were able to get guys on restarts and longer runs as well. We salvaged a top-five finish after starting the night slow."

Scelzi charged from 16th to capture the fifth-place result.

Click https://youtu.be/QWGO9zg5Qy0 to watch the complete main event.

He will return to action this Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., where Saturday's event is the 26th annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial with the King of the West.

"I'm really excited," he said. "I feel like I've been fast the last handful of times I've been there. I'm really looking forward to going to Chico. I think it should be a good show and a good outing for us."

Scelzi earned his career-best World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series result at the quarter-mile track earlier this month when he placed fourth. He also scored three top-five finishes and five top 10s last season at Silver Dollar Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 23 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 5 (16).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the 26th annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial 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/Scelzi41

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Scelzi Enterprises

In 1979, brothers Mike, James and Gary Scelzi began manufacturing their line of flatbeds out of their company's 4,500-square-foot facility in Fresno, Calif. They added truck service bodies and crane bodies to their line in 1990. Today, Scelzi Enterprises is the Valley's largest manufacturer and supplier of truck bodies and parts. The operation includes 16 acres with more than 200,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities in Fresno alone. Scelzi Enterprises creates custom truck bodies for a wide range of customers, from single vehicles for individuals to entire fleets for some of California's largest companies and utilities. For more information, visit http://www.SEInc.com.

"Scelzi Enterprises has been around long before my brother and I," Scelzi said. "My dad and uncles have been involved in racing for years. They owned a sand dragster when my dad was young and started racing, and my uncle owned a very famous hard top years ago with many famous California drivers behind the wheel, including the one and only Al Pombo."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Fowler Packing, Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Todd Jorgensen, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, G&J Truck Sales, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Lincoln Auto Auction, Auto Meter and Allstar Performance for their continued support.

 

 

Rilat Nets Best World of Outlaws Result at Devil's Bowl during Texas Outlaw Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (April 25, 2016) - Travis Rilat was on pace for a pair of top 15s last weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series before his finale was cut short because of a mechanical problem.

"It wasn't too bad of a weekend at all," he said. "Unfortunately we ended on a sour note."

Rilat opened the Texas Outlaw Nationals doubleheader at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Friday by qualifying 19th quickest. He quickly rallied from his seventh starting position in a heat race to a battle for third place before ending sixth.

"We lost some air in the right rear tire and that screwed things up so we hung on to transfer into the feature," he said.

It was good enough to lock Rilat into the 16th starting position for the main event.

"We pretty much ran where we started for most of the race," he said. "We'd gain a couple of positions and then lose a couple of spots. We ended the night moving forward so that's always a positive."

Rilat finished with a 14th-place result, which was his best World of Outlaws result at the track.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday with Rilat qualifying 21st quickest.

"That's about the usual for me going to a time trial show," he said. "It's real tough when you don't run many shows that qualify. We need to go run several nights in a row to get better. Plus, I'm not a good qualifier anyhow. It gets better if you can run a few nights with them."

Rilat advanced from seventh to fifth place in a heat race to start the $20,000-to-win main event on inside of the eighth row.

"We passed a couple of cars, but the motor let go a few laps into the race," he said.

Rilat was credited with a 24th-place finish after exiting the track early.

He will take this weekend off before resuming ASCS Gulf South Region action on May 6 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and May 7 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas. Rilat is ranked fifth in the championship standings - only 22 points out of the lead.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 22 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 14 (16).

April 23 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 24 (15).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 6 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and May 7 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Worfe Chevrolet

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"Worfe Chevrolet is a friendly, fun, small town dealership with big dealership experience," Rilat said. "Marcus Laney, who owns Worfe Chevrolet, is a longtime friend and supporter of my racing career. If you're looking for a new Chevrolet call me and I'll lead you to Worfe Chevrolet."

Rilat would also like to thank Shop The BOSS, MDS Boring & Drilling, Shark Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks and All Star Auto Reconditioning.

 

 

Johnson Scores Career-Best Fourth-Place Result with King of the West at Placerville

Inside Line Promotions - PLACERVILLE, Calif. (April 25, 2016) - Chase Johnson captured his career-best King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series result last Saturday at Placerville Speedway, where he earned a fourth-place finish.

"I think we were capable of third if not second place," he said. "The car was great. I felt like I did my job and it was a great night overall for us."

The event began with Johnson qualifying sixth quickest in the Shawn and Cyndi Thomas owned sprint car.

"If we qualify good the rest of the night is smooth sailing," he said. "That's exactly how Saturday went. We were able to make some great laps in qualifying and put ourselves into the six spot. We ran the heat race knowing we just had to transfer."

Johnson then finished where he started - third - in a heat race to lock himself into the dash. Unfortunately, he pulled the second-highest number - seven - during the random redraw to line up on the inside of the fourth row.

"In the dash draw the pill draw wasn't so great, but we got some extra laps on the track and figured out where the track was headed," he said after placing seventh in the dash. "We spent the whole night up top. I really thought it was better than running the lower line. Before the feature I was driving around the track and it looked like the bottom had quite a bit of moisture in it. I decided to run it at the beginning of the race and it was actually really, really fast."

Johnson maneuvered from seventh into third place in the first half of the feature by running the bottom groove.

"I spent a lot of the race in third," he said. "With about five laps to go Jonathan Allard got by me so we finished fourth."

The fourth-place result gives the team momentum entering the next King of the West event this Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the 26th annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial.

"We're looking forward to heading to Chico," he said. "We've had some good runs there. With the momentum we have and how great the car has been lately I feel like we have a really good chance to get another great result."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 23 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (3); Dash: 7 (7); Feature: 4 (7).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the 26th annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shifty Illusions

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"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 Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, Newman Freeman Racing, PitStopUSA.com, Napa Auto Parts, Flowmaster, Don's Truck Repair, VSR, Oroville Cycle, I-Wear Graphix, Driven Raceway, Nor-Cal Transmission and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Bad Luck Strikes at Beaver Dam

They say if it wasn’t for bad luck, you wouldn’t have any luck at all. Well that was the case for Scotty Thiel on Saturday night as he raced at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI with the IRA Outlaw Sprint Car Series. After a good start to the night, bad luck struck Thiel on the third lap of the A-main as his right rear wheel broke apart and forced a DNF on the night.

29 cars were signed in with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Car series on Saturday night for the Jim Wipperfurth Memorial event. Scotty drew a 49 pill which set him to go out 20th in the IRA qualifying order. After putting down a 12.036 lap time, that was 9th fastest overall. That would place Thiel to start on the outside of row two in the third, 10 lap heat race event. The field took the green and Scotty charged his way to the top side of turn one and shot into the second position. He held that spot for all ten laps as he would reel in the leader but fell short of completing the pass for the win. Regardless, he was eligible for the redraw which would place him to start in the top five rows of the 30 lap A-main event. The pill was drawn to invert the top 10 starting positions and Scotty was fortunate enough to start on the pole of the main event! The crew went to work to provide him the best car possible and try to capture the win.

As the field took the green flag, Scotty did not get the start he wanted and fell back to the second position. He was closing in on the leader until the unfortunate mishap occurred. As thiel was charging down the front stretch and entering turn one, the right rear wheel broke in half and would hop the car up the track and bounce softly off the wall. Thiel was hauled back to the work area where the crew would determine that there was just too much damage to on the car to continue on. That would force a DNF finish on the night. “I never felt a thing until I went into turn one and the car just locked up and bounced up the track. I didn’t have really any idea what broke until I got out and saw that the rim was literally in half. I have heard of that happening before but never experience it. I’m lucky that the car wasn’t complete set in the corner as it broke.” Scotty mentioned after the race.

It was a night of bad luck and misfortune but the team will certainly regroup and focus on the next event planned. Next up on the schedule is Scotty’s own SixFour Promotions event on Friday May 6th at Manitowoc Speedway in Manitowoc, WI. Following that night will be Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI on Saturday night. Both events will be under the Bumper to Bumper IRA series.

Keep up to date on all of Scotty’s upcoming events on www.scottythiel.com and also on the Scott Thiel Motorsports social media pages, www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports. The team will be doing random Live Feeds throughout the race nights, giving race fans the chance to view what happens behind the scenes and also live race action if you aren’t able to attend the events.

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Sides Closes Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway with Top-10 Finish

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (April 25, 2016) - Jason Sides capped the Texas Outlaw Nationals with a top-10 result on Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

It was a great end to a solid doubleheader for Sides, who has four top-10 finishes in his last six World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races.

"It wasn't too bad of a weekend," he said. "For all the rain they had the race track was in pretty good shape."

The event began on Friday with Sides qualifying seventh quickest. He then finished where he started - third - in a heat race to narrowly miss locking into the dash.

"We just missed it ever so slightly," he said. "That started us one spot out of the dash in the feature. We got going around the bottom and it was pretty good early. Then the track widened out. I'm not sure if it laid a little rubber or got cleaned off where you could run around the top. I stayed on the bottom too long. There were some ruts on the bottom in turns three and four so you had to be really careful. I fell back to 13th or 14 th, but got a couple of cars back to finish 12th."

The doubleheader concluded on Saturday with Sides setting quick time during qualifying for the first time this season.

"We were the third car out, which was a plus," he said. "That also put us on the pole of the first heat. I think the earlier heats were a little better because the track didn't dry out as much. We were really good around the bottom in turns one and two. In turns three and four you could run anywhere. I got the heat win to make the dash."

Unfortunately, the dash draw didn't fall in his favor. The highest number - six - was pulled to start Sides on the outside of the third row. He finished in that position to start the $20,000-to-win main event sixth.

"I fell back a few spots," he said. "On some of those restarts they get so hairy. Late in the race we had a red flag and we had lost a few spots. We gained a few spots back with those late yellows. The tires were still up, but they were blistered real bad. I got a little loose and I think we lost some air in the left rear and we gained some stagger. We were up to sixth, but Brad Sweet got us at the end and I hung on to seventh."

The seventh-place result marked the second straight year Sides has wrapped up the prestigious event with a top 10.

He will resume World of Outlaws action this Tuesday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., before races on 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.

Sides has never raced with a 410ci engine at I-30 Speedway, which is hosting its first World of Outlaws race in more than 20 years. Additionally, he placed second last year during the Spring Classic.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 22 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 12 (7).

April 23 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 7 (6).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 10 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., 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 Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

LIVE AUDIO -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dancer Logistics, Inc.

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"Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he's helped us a ton," Sides said. "It's grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., King Racing Products, Clean Seal, Inc., VRP Shocks, BR Motorsports, FSR Radiators, Jim Schuhknecht, R.E. Enterprises, East Coast Logistics, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Bryant and SawBlade.com Backed Team Prepare for Return to Racing

Inside Line Promotions - THE WOODLANDS, Texas (April 25, 2016) - When a team has a couple of weeks off from a grueling racing schedule it can be a blessing and somewhat frustrating. For Tommy Bryant and his Cooper Motorsports team it has been both.

"Having some time off gives you a chance to go through everything on the car, in the shop and in the trailer and make sure you are ready when the season REALLY kicks into gear," Bryant said. "But at the same time, I'm pacing the floor.

"Having the time off … there's that uncertainty; are we going to be as good or better when we get back to racing or could we take a step backwards? I have confidence we will return as strong or stronger. My guys work too hard and I can't let them down."

Besides cleaning and stocking the trailer and going over every inch of the SawBlade.com sponsored sprint car, Bryant said the team's shocks were sent back to Momentum Racing Suspensions for inspection.

"We won't change much on the car … it was working pretty well," he said. "We sent the shocks back to Brad at Momentum to clean and check over. Other than that I'm just ready to get back to the track."

Bryant, who has four top fives and seven top 10s in nine races this season, will return to the track May 6 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and May 7 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 6 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and May 7 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

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

"Chris comes up with idea after idea on how to market this team and SawBlade.com," Bryant said. "He's going to be coming out with some really cool things for kids. Everything Chris does is to help grow his company and our race team. SawBlade.com and Chris are a huge asset to Cooper Motorsports and I will work hard to get them the exposure they need."

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

 

 

Vaportrail Clothing Debuts Vaportrail Summer 2016 Collection Today

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (April 25, 2016) - Vaportrail Clothing launched its new line this afternoon.

The Washington State based company debuted the Vaportrail Summer 2016 Collection online at http://www.VaportrailClothing.com. The collection features six new designs in both men's and women's apparel with approximately 15 different styles.

"As a company we've never had a whole collection released until today," Vaportrail Clothing Founder Austen Wheatley said. "We've done a shirt here or there as they came up. Now with the reach and support we have we can debut more products at one time."

Vaportrail Clothing offers unique designs in t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, ¾ sleeve baseball shirts, beanies and more.

Follow the company on social media for the latest news, specials and designs.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.VaportrailClothing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VaportrailCo

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

Instagram: http://instagram.com/VaportrailClothing

VAPORTRAIL CLOTHING -

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Giovanni Scelzi Earns Runner-Up Result during Second Career Sprint Car Race

Inside Line Promotions - ANTIOCH, Calif. (April 25, 2016) - Giovanni Scelzi powered to his first career podium finish in a sprint car during only his second career race in the sport.

The 14-year-old topped his fourth-place finish during his sprint car debut by earning a runner-up result last Saturday at Antioch Speedway, where he made a late-race bid to reach Victory Lane.

"Sprint cars are so big and lazy," he said. "It's completely different from what I'm used to. It's just weird being in the driver seat because the last three or four years I've been working on them.

"(Antioch Speedway) is really, really small so it's good getting a variety on my schedule. The track was slick to the fence. It's good to race on different surfaces so I can hopefully get better quicker. I'll be going to a few different places this year in a sprint car so hopefully it'll help me be more versatile."

Scelzi didn't have any problems adjusting to the new division or a new track as he rallied from fifth to third place in a heat race to open the night.

"We got into fourth on the start and then about Lap 6 we passed a car on the entrance of turn three and pulled away," he said. "I closed in on second, but we ran out of laps."

That lined Scelzi up on the inside of the second row for the 25-lap main event.

"I fell to fourth on the initial start," he said. "I got back up to third and ran there for a little. On a restart I passed Koen Shaw on the bottom in turns one and two for second probably halfway through. I ran up on the leader. On the last lap going into turn three he went to the bottom and I went to the top and he beat us by only half a car length at the finish line. It was pretty close at the end."

Click https://youtu.be/-UqnuROLnkk to watch the complete main event.

Scelzi will take the momentum of a second-place result into next Friday's sprint car race at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., where he will drive for Roth Motorsports. Scelzi will wrap up the weekend on Saturday in a micro sprint at Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 23 - Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., and Saturday at Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Panella Racing Engines

Panella Racing Engines, which is owned by Bobby Panella and is based in Stockton, Calif., builds racing engines for a variety of motor sports.

"Last weekend we had our first night on our 360ci engine and we were the fastest guy on the track all night," Scelzi said. "We're pretty good family friends with the Panella's. They've been long-time supporters of our family and we really appreciate their help."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Red Rose Transportation, Fuel Delivery Services Inc., Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, Red Line Oil, Metric Cycles Racing Engines, Schoenfeld Headers, Weld Wheels, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, MicroBlue Bearings, KW Suspensions, Worldwide Bearings, Sweet Blast Tech, Todd Jorgensen, G&J Truck Sales, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Red Fuel, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Southern Pacific Farms, Auto Meter and Allstar Performance for their continued support.

 

 

Hirst Makes Debut With Tarlton Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking the reigns to the Tarlton Motorsports No. 21x machine for the first time on Saturday night, Kyle Hirst would expeiericne some suspension problems during the KWS feature event at the Placerville Speedway that saw him finish in the 11th spot.

“It was a little bit of a bumpy first night out together, but you kind of expect that with a new deal,” Kyle Hirst said. “Paul Baines and the guys did a great job all night long, and we had some bad luck in the feature that caused for an eventful 30-laps.”

Going out early in time trials on a track that was a little tricky after a storm rolled through the area one-day prior, Hirst would time the Roth Motorsports/Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc. No. 21x machine in 19th fastest.

Having his work cut out for him for the rest of the night, the Paradise, CA driver would finish fifth in his heat race which put in him the 15th starting position for the 30-lap feature.

The start of the race would see Hirst begin to work his way forward, but he would soon develop an issue with a shock that would cause his machine to be difficult to drive.

Pulling wheels lap after lap, Hirst used his veteran savvy to pick up spots where he could as he fought for track position near the Top-10. The sticky surface made Hirst’s task even more challenging, but the two-time series champion did all he could as he salvaged his night with an 11th place finish.

“Unfortunately we had a part fail which is really nobody’s fault, and that made the feature a little more challenging,’ Hirst said. “Hopefully we got all of our bad luck out of the way on Saturday night and now we can go contend for the Bradway win this weekend. I am really thankful for the opportunity both Roth Motorsports and Tarlton Motorsports have given me and am exited for what’s to come.”

Kyle Hirst and the Tarlton Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Motorsports, Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2016 season.

ON TAP: Kyle Hirst and the Tarlton Motorsports team will be back in action on Saturday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

 

 

Forsberg’s Night Comes To Emphatic Ending In Placerville, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night to take on the King of the West Series, Andy Forsberg and his C&M Motorsports team had a very good night going until an accident on the opening lap of the feature event forced them back to their trailer.

“We were pretty fast all night long, but unfortunately we got put in a bad spot on the opening lap of the main,” Forsberg said. “It was intentional by any means, we just got up in the junk with a full fuel load and it didn’t work out.”

Timing the PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness/Pacific Highway Rentals No. 7c machine in fifth fastest amongst the 26 cars that were checked into the pit area, the Auburn, CA driver would race his way to a third place finish in his heat race and make himself eligible for the all important dash.

Gridding the field from the fourth row for the six-lap shootout, Forsberg was able to make some big moves to improve his main ever starting position. On a tricky surface following a wet storm cell the day before, ‘Mr. Excitement’ lived up to his name as he finished in the fourth spot.

Taking the green flag from the second row for the 30-lap feature event, cars jockeyed for position on the race’s opening lap. Getting forced higher than he would have liked in turns three and four, Forsberg’s machine would get above the cushion and it would result in his machine getting upside down.

Though his team tried to make repairs during the stoppage, the damage would be too significant and his night would come to an early end.

“The way it worked out, if I lift and follow I probably race to see another lap, but you have to make that decision in a split second and I didn’t,’ Forsberg added. “I hate it for the team because they worked all week getting a new car together after a wreck last week so hopefully its not quite that bad.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank PitStopUSA, Autism Awareness, Pacific Highway Rentals, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, and Velocity Race Gear and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team will take this weekend off before returning to action at the Petaluma Speedway on May 7th again with the King of the West Series.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-9, Wins-3, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-7.

STAY CONNECTED: For at the track updates, follow Andy Forsberg on Twitter @AForsberg92.

 

 

Late Race Blunder KO’s Croft During KWS Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing aboard his own Willie Croft Racing No. 29 machine for the first time since picking up a pair of wins just one month ago, Willie Croft looked to be on his way to a King of the West win on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway until he was collected in a wreck just five laps shy of the checkered flag.

“We were awesome all night long, and really had a car that should have won the race,” Croft said. “Unfortunately a pair of cars got together right in front of us and that was the end of our night.”

Flexing his muscles all night long, Croft opened his night up by timing the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 machine in third quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Croft used the top side of the speedway to get by Jason Statler with just a couple of laps to go to pick up the win and head into the Dash.

Picking up the Dash win, Croft would lead the field to green for the 30-lap feature event on a tricky Placerville Speedway. Getting off to a strong start, Croft would take a liking to the high side of the speedway in turns three and four as he quickly opened up a sizeable lead as he set a torrid pace.

In traffic, Bud Kaeding would close in on Croft, but the Roseville, CA driver would keep him at bay as he put his machine anywhere he needed to carve through traffic.

Following a caution just past the halfway point, Kaeding would hang with Croft on the restart and the duo would pull away from the rest of the lead pack. Still out front, Croft would again work his way through traffic very well and give himself some breathing room.

Completing the 25th circuit, Croft would see a pair of cars get together in front of him and as he got collected, he appeared to have his machine still under power, but another car would be unable to avoid him and the contact would bring his night to an end.

“To lead 25 laps and come away with a DNF is a bummer, but we opened some eyes tonight, and hopefully we can show the same speed in Chico this weekend,” Croft said.

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2015.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins-2, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2.

ON TAP: Croft will be back aboard his Willie Croft Racing No. 29 machine this weekend at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

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

 

 

Hard Charge Leads Allard To Third Consecutive Podium

PETERSEN MEDIA- Overcoming a near catastrophe during time trials on Saturday night, Jonathan Allard had his elbows up on a tricky Placerville Speedway surface as he carved his way through the field from his 14th starting position to finish in the third spot.

“I made a huge mistake in time trials that really set us back, but Lee and Shane gave me a great car the rest of the night and we were able to come out of Placerville with a really good finish,” Jonathan Allard said. “The last couple of weekends have been refreshing and I am confident we can get this car even better.”

After making huge contact with the wall on his first lap of qualifying, Allard would end up timing the Tri-C Manufacturing/Walker Performance Filtration/ButlerBuilt No. 3c in 18th fastest.

In a bit of an early hole, Allard would work his way to a fourth place finish in his heat race and find himself in the seventh row of the 30-lap feature event.

As the race came to life, the Chico, CA wheelman worked the bottom of the speedway to perfection as he clawed his way into the Top-10. When the caution flew on the 16th lap, Allard found himself up in the seventh spot.

The ensuing restart would be pivotal for the former KWS Champion as he was able to work his way into the Top-Five as he gave chase to Chase Johnson and Bobby McMahan who ran in front of him.

Following a lap 25 caution that involved the leader, Allard sat in the fourth spot and used the restart to get by Johnson to take over the final spot on the podium. With the caution waiving with just two laps remaining, Allard would have one final shot to improve his finishing spot, but the single file restart saw the top three get strung out and JA would end up with a third place finish.

“It was a tough field of cars and a tough track, but we were good enough to pass cars,” Allard said. “Restarts went out way and it ended up being a good night for us. The Bradway is this weekend and that is an event that means a lot to me, and I would love to win it for Clyde and Marion Lamar.”

Allard would like to thank Tri-C Manufacturing, Walker Performance Filtration, ButlerBuilt, Amerikote, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, Weld Wheels, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, RCM Design, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, AL Driveline, and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-17, Wins-5, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-9.

ON TAP: Allard and the Tri-C Motorsports team will again be at the Silver Dollar Speedway this coming Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.co, or follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

 

 

Jeremy Campbell Motorsports

Wichita, Kansas – 4/25/2016 - This weekend saw an action packed two days for the Jeremy Campbell Motorsports team, with the #10c machine traveling to Humboldt, Kansas Friday night to compete with the ASCS Red River Region, followed by the 81 Speedway season opener Saturday night where Campbell is the defending champion.

In ASCS action Friday night, Campbell quickly made his presence known in his first visit to Humboldt and first ASCS event of the year, running second quick in practice, and coming from 7th to 3rd in the heat, making him 2nd highest in points. After the redraw Campbell lined up 4th for the feature event.

During the A Campbell, Blake Hahn and Kyle Bellm put on a great battle for fans, with Hahn spinning out twice but still coming home 3rd behind Campbell in 2nd and event winner Bellm.

Saturday’s season opener was all about the fans and supporters of 81 Speedway and the JCM team, with Campbell taking home a heat race win, along with a 2nd place feature finish. Throughout the day he also participated in an autograph session for fans and was the “racer” representative for 81 Speedway in a March of Dimes Charity Pony Race.

The next event for JCM is Saturday April 30th at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas. For more information visit www.jeremycampbell.net or find us on facebook at facebook.com/campbell10c. Thanks for your continued support of Jeremy Campbell Motorsports.

 

 

McMahan Records Texas Sized Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing to trend the right direction, Paul McMahan and his Destiny Motorsports team recorded a Top-10 finish on Friday night at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway and were well on their way to another solid finish until late contact saw their machine get upside down.

“I am really proud of this team and how far we have come since our first race together in January,” Paul McMahan said. “It may not seem great to outsiders looking in but were starting to get consistent and with consistency comes better results.”

Friday night in Mesquite, TX, McMahan timed the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Benic Enterprises No. 7 machine in 10th fastest before tallying a fourth place finish in heat race competition.

Lining up in the fifth row of the 25-lap feature event, McMahan would hold strong as he spent the duration of the night battling in the Top-10. Battling with Jason Sides, Logan Schuchart and Sam Hafertepe during much of the race, McMahan would pick up a ninth place finish at the stripe.

Saturday night would see the team time in 11th fastest in qualifying time trials before again finishing fourth in his heat race.

By way of his heat race finish, the Elk Grove, CA native turned Nashville, TN resident would take the field from the 11th starting position. Just as he did a night before, McMahan was able to move forward and spend much of the feature event battling inside the Top-10.

With just six laps to go in the feature event, contact to the rear of his car from another competitor would get the No. 7 machine sideways down the backstretch when another car would get into him and get his machine upside down.

“We were pretty good both nights, and were on our way to keeping a streak of Top-10’s alive, but it didn’t play out,” McMahan added. “Tearing up equipment happens but when it is unnecessary it doesn’t sit well. We will roll our sleeves up and get ready for Little Rock on Tuesday night. I really have to thank Scott and Tyler for working so hard.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Parker Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, and Hoosier Tire for their continued support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-26, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-6.

ON TAP: Paul McMahan will be at the I 30 Speedway in Little Rock, AR on Tuesday night, the Salina Highbanks in Salina, OK on Friday and at the I 55 Speedway in Pevely, MO on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS7. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

 

 

TK Picks Up Two Podium Finishes

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tim Kaeding and the Lunstra Motorsports team had a very strong weekend that saw TK charge from 18th to finish second with the NSL 360’s on Friday night before he led laps at the Knoxville Raceway and end up finishing in the third spot.

“It was a good weekend for our team,” Kaeding explained. “We had really good speed both nights, and were in position to win Knoxville on Saturday night. Unfortunately we didn’t have a good final restart, but it happens and I think we learned a ton which is a good thing.”

Friday night in Rock Rapids, IA, TK would grid the Dammer Trucking/Folkens Bros. Trucking/Mihm Trucking No. 3 machine up in the ninth row for the 25-lap contest.

As the race played out, Kaeding would get stronger and strong with each lap. Carving his way through traffic, the San Jose, CA driver would break into the Top-Five with just a few markers remaining. Looking for more, Kaeding continue to gain speed, and took over the second spot on the 24th lap.

As he gave chase to race leader, Lee Grosz, Kaeding would come up short, but would turn the fastest lap of the night on that final lap.

Looking to build off that confidence, Kaeding and the Lunstra Motorsports team checked in at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night for round two of action and TK would time the Yager Ag Supply/Matt’s Repair backed entry in sixth quickest.

Finishing sixth in his heat race, Kaeding would line up on the pole for the 20-lap feature event. With Davey Heskin getting out to the early lead, Kaeding would settle into the second spot as he hung right with the race leader.

In thick traffic, Kaeding would get around Heskin and take the race lead on lap 11 and lead the next two laps until the caution flag flew. The restart would see Kaeding’s machine hesitate just a bit to get up to speed and it would allow Ian Madsen to get by and take the race lead.

Once up to speed, Kaeding would see Brian Brown get around him and he would fall back to the third spot, where he would go on to finish.

“It was disappointing to be that good and not end up winning the race,” Kaeding said. “It’s part of it, but I am really happy with how we can in both cars this weekend. I can’t thank Dave Lunstra and everyone involved in this team enough for what they do on a weekly basis.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Dammer Trucking, Folkens Bros. Trucking, Mihm Trucking, Yager Agriculture Supply, Matt’s Repair, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team will be back in action on Friday night in Rock Rapids, IA with the NSL 360’s before returning to the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-1, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-1

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Tim by following him on Twitter at @TKaedingracing, or by clicking over to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lunstra-Motorsports/127617420603580.

 

 

‘The Mad Man’ Has Strong Showing at Texas Outlaw Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing team met back up with the World of Outlaws over the weekend in Texas and Madsen had a strong showing as he would finish in the fourth spot on Friday night before charging from his 10th starting position to finish third on Saturday night.

“It was a pretty good weekend for our Keneric Racing team,” Kerry Madsen said. “We were in good position to contend for a win on Friday night and we lost a little air pressure and got free, but on Saturday night we were able to pass a lot of good cars from our 10th starting spot and finish third.”

Continuing to run well at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Madsen kicked the weekend off by timing the Keneric Health Care/Keneric Racing No. 29 machine in sixth fastest in time trials before winning his heat race.

Lining up in the second row of the Dash, Madsen would finish in the second spot, which would place him on the front row for the 25-lap Texas Outlaw Nationals opening night feature event.

Getting around pole sitter, Sam Hafertepe, Jr on the opening lap, Madsen would take the early lead as he worked the middle of the speedway. A pair of early cautions would bunch the field up and Madsen would continue to pace the field as he would open his lead up before the caution flag again flew on the ninth lap.

The restart would see Madsen fall the second spot as he battled with Daryn Pittman and Joey Saldana. With the track continuing to slick off Madsen would fall back to third and battle with Brad Sweet for the final spot on the podium during the race’s closing laps.

With his car getting just a little to free in the final laps, Madsen would close his night out with a fourth place finish.

Coming back on Saturday night looking to better his top five effort, Madsen would time in 10th quickest in time trials and finish in the fourth spot during heat race competition.

Taking the green flag from the fifth row, Madsen was flawless as he worked around the bottom of the speedway. Seemingly passing guys at will, Madsen quickly hustled his way into the top-five as he dove under Sammy Swindell and Jason Sides.

Using a late restart to his advantage, Madsen would get by David Gravel to take over the fourth spot, and with just a few laps to go, Madsen would take over the third spot as Daryn Pittman suffered a flat tire. A final restart would see Madsen give Joey Saldana fits for the second spot, but on this night he would take the checkered flag with a third place finish.

“Saturday night was a blast coming from the middle of the pack,” Madsen said. “We had a really strong car and to pass that many cars is a pretty tall order. It is a huge credit to this team for all of their hard work, and the Gavranich family and all of our partners for their continued support”

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-33, Wins-5, Top-5’s-14, Top 10’s-20

ON TAP: Kerry Madsen and the Keneric Racing team follow the World of Outlaws to the I 30 Speedway in Little Rock, AR on Tuesday night, the Salina Highbanks in Salina, OK on Friday night, and to the I 55 Speedway in Pevely, MO on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Kerry Madsen, Keneric Racing, and American Racing in a variety of interactive ways-

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Web- www.kenericracing.com

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Twitter- @KenericRacing

American Racing

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Facebook- www.facebook.com/amercanracingwheels

Instagram- @AmericanRacing

Twitter- @AmericanRacing

Kerry Madsen

Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Official-Fan-Page-for-Kerry-Madsen/101145169933686

Twitter- @KMR29

 

 

Ian Madsen Rebounds With Win At Knoxville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night after a disappointing opener, Ian Madsen rebounded well as he picked up the 410ci feature event win right after finishing third in the 360ci feature event.

“It was a great weekend for this KCP Racing team, and it is really a credit to this team we have,” Madsen said. “We were all disappointed with how last week went so we beat our heads against the wall all week and came out with some really good car speed.”

Timing the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Kline Electric No. 18 machine in third fastest in qualifying time trials, Madsen would advance from his sixth starting position in his heat race to finish in the fourth spot.

Lining up in the second row of the feature event, Madsen would battle with Brian Brown in the early going of the feature event before he finally took over the second spot.

Now chasing after Tim Kaeding for the second spot, Madsen would close in on him as he used the cushion as the leaders ran in heavy traffic. With Kaeding able to get to the lead, Madsen would then slide up in front of Davey Heskin to take over the second spot and continue his pursuit of Kaeding.

A caution would fly with just seven laps remaining, and the restart would see Madsen able to get around Kaeding and take the lead heading into turn one. Able to fend off Kaeding and a surging Brian Brown late in the race, Madsen was able to pick up his sixth career win at the Sprint Car Capitol of the World.

In 360ci action at the Knoxville Raceway, Madsen nearly matched his 410ci performance as he also timed in third fastest, but finished third in his heat race.

Gridding the field from the second row for the 18-lap contest, Madsen would battle with Justin Henderson for the first handful of laps before finally taking over the second spot on the eighth lap.

With the race leader checking out, Madsen would continue to run in second until Clint Garner began pressuring him in the closing laps. On the 13th lap, Garner would get by Madsen and he would go on to finish in the third spot.

Madsen and his KCP Racing team were also in action on Friday night with the MOWA and a second place run at the Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, IL would give the team three podiums on the weekend.

“We have had good speed all year, and this weekend was just what we needed,” Madsen added. “We picked up a win and we were competitive in every race we were in, and that is a great feeling. I really want to thank my guys, my car owner, and all of our sponsors for everything they do for us.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Team Kline Electric, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, TammyHeckart.com, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Finer Cuts lawn and Landscape, Lucas Oil, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-10, Wins-1, Top-5’s- 6, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will return to the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

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

 

 

Saldana Stays Hot With World of Outlaws As He Grabs Second Win Of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- Finishing his West Coast swing off with three consecutive podiums, Joey Saldana continued to run up front with ‘The Greatest Show On Dirt’ over the weekend as he picked up his second win of the season during the opening night event at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway, and backed it up with a second place finish during the Texas Outlaw Nationals finale.

“We have a great team, and everyone believes in each other which is huge in this sport,” Joey Saldana said. “Dennis and Teresa Roth give us great equipment and it feels good to get them another win and two more podium finishes.”

Checking in at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX on Friday night, Saldana laid down yet another good lap during qualifying time trials that saw him third fastest on the speed chart aboard his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments backed entry.

From the pole of his heat race, the Brownsburg, IN driver would finish in the second spot, which would send him into the all-important dash where a fifth place finish would line him up in the third row for the 25-lap Texas Outlaw Nationals opening night feature event.

On the slicked off Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Saldana would take advantage of a pair of early restarts and race his way into the third spot as he chased after Daryn Pittman and Kerry Madsen.

By the 11th lap, Saldana was able to race his way under Madsen to take over the second spot as he then set his sights on the race leader. Seemingly reeling in Pittman lap after lap, Saldana would make his move with two laps to go as he was able to get a run under Pittman and go on to secure his second win of the 2016 season.

Returning to the speedway for the final night of action on Saturday, Saldana would get his night kicked off by timing in seventh fastest.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race aboard his 3H Cattle/FK Rod Ends/KPC No. 83, Saldana would work into the second position, where he would finish, and again make himself eligible for the Dash.

Lining up in the second row of the 30-lap feature event by way of his fourth place finish in the Dash, ‘The Brownsburg Bullet’ would work into the third spot as he chased after Jason Johnson and Daryn Pittman.

Working on second running Johnson, Saldana would mirror is move from Friday night as he would work the bottom of the speedway to get the position on the 12th lap and again chase after Pittman who was in the lead.

A restart on lap 23 would see Saldana fall back to third spot as now chased after Shane Stewart who overtook the spot. Taking advantage of late caution, Saldana would get into the second spot as he chased after Stewart for the final few laps.

With the checkered in the air, Saldana would bring his Roth Motorsports entry home with a second place finish to close out another strong weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

“We knew Roth Motorsports had a great package when we put this deal together, and it is great that it is coming together with this team we assembled,” Saldana added. “Again, I just really want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for what they do for everyone, and hopefully we can continue to run well and produce results.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Joey and the Roth Motorsports team will be at the I 30 Speedway in Little Rock, AR on Tuesday night, the Salina Highbanks in Salina, OK on Friday night and the I 55 Speedway in Pevely, MO on Saturday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-26, Wins-2, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-20.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and stay connected with Joey by following him on Twitter @JoeySaldana.

 

 

Jerrod Hull – Big Win at Jacksonville!

(Bill W) April 25, 2016 – Jerrod Hull picked up his first win of the season last Friday night with the MOWA series at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois. The Sikeston, Missouri driver had to work for this one in a good night of racing on the ¼-mile bullring. Jerrod will take this weekend off to help his son Jett with his racing.

Friday started off well with quick time. “We drew a good number and we were in the second group,” says Jerrod. “We were able to put down a good lap. We ended up quick time, which was amazing. I had some time to look at the cars that were going out late, and there were some cars that were really getting around there well.”

After a flip of the coin meant heat races were lined straight up by time, Jerrod would fire from the pole of the first heat. “Ian Madsen was outside the front row,” he says. “For whatever reason, my motor is stumbling on the starts. That’s just on the first start. I don’t know what it is. It has temperature in it, but it’s stumbling. Ian got a good jump there and got off to a lead. He was fast and I couldn’t do anything with him. We ran second.”

The feature draw would show an invert of six based on heat finishes. So running second in his heat, was actually advantageous, and Jerrod would start the main event outside row one. “The draw worked out pretty slick for us Friday,” he says. “We stumbled on the start again and fell into second right off the bat. Bryan Clauson got around us pretty quick there and that put us in third. I moved the wing back a little and we were working the bottom of one and two and the top of three and four.”

He would reel in the leaders. “We were working the bottom of three and four a little too and we were able to pass AJ (Bruns) for second,” says Jerrod. “Bryan was in some heavy lapped traffic and we were able to catch him. I was on the bottom of turn four beside him and I saw him hit a lapped car. He ended up getting upside down.”

With a handful of laps to run, Jerrod was able to hold onto the lead. “There was a big cushion and it was kind of tough to run,” he says. We were able to finish it off with two or three laps to go. I could hear Ian Madsen trying to go low on us. I got a little nervous, but we were able to hang on and get the win.”

It’s always good to get a win early in the season. “It was a lot of fun,” says Jerrod. “It’s good to get that first win of the season early, and to get it in the third race of the year was nice for us.”

 

 

Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo ready for sunny skies & geared up for second race of the season this Friday night

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – April 25, 2016…So far in this early season for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo the story has certainly been Mother Nature and her constant berate, as two of the first three events have fallen victim to rain. This Friday night however, dry weather is forecasted and will set the stage for the second round of action with the Winged 360 Sprint Cars at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway.

Opening night saw a lot of fresh faces join the Ocean Sprints, but in the end it was the familiar Keith Day Trucking No. 22 driven by Fremont’s Shane Golobic that ended up in victory lane. The two-time Taco Bravo champion inherited the lead on lap eight and held command the rest of the way to record yet another win at his home track. Golobic will be back on Friday looking to make it two for two at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds based quarter-mile.

Last year’s Ocean Sprints champion Justin Sanders gave it a great charge to come home second on opening night and he’ll be gunning to improve one more spot this week. The 24-year-old last season won a record nine times with the Taco Bravo Sprints aboard the North County Plastering No. 17 machine. Stockton’s Brad Furr, another past Ocean Sprints champion, rounded out the podium last week after holding off two-time track titlist Brent Kaeding of Campbell.

Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson had a solid opening night by finishing fifth in the feature. The veteran racer last season finished third in the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo standings. Easton’s Tommy Tarlton will be back on Friday after scoring a sixth place finish in the main event last week. The two-time Taco Bravo champ captured a pair of wins last season. Fresno’s Kyler Shaw, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Salinas’ Jason Chisum and Cottonwood’s Lucas Ashe completed the top-10 last Friday.

More drivers expected for round two this week will include Penngrove’s Michael Kofoid, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, Fresno’s Koen Shaw, Salinas’ Jeremy Chisum, San Jose’s Darrell Taylor, Ryan Rusconi & Craig Frandsen, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Templeton’s Kaleb Montgomery and others.

Weekly award winners from opening night included: Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time: Brad Furr, High Five Pizza Hard Charger: Jason Chisum, Beer Optics Hard Luck: Kaleb Montgomery

The front gate at Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night with hot laps at 5:30pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. The pit gate will open at 2pm. Friday’s event also features the IMCA Modifieds, American Stocks, Dwarf Cars and 4-Bangers.

All seating will be general admission with adult tickets $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $13 and kids five and under free. A family pack featuring two adults and two kids is available for $55. The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.

The Ocean Sprints & Ocean Speedway is held under the management of Prentice Motorsports Group, which also operates the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, the Wingless Sprint Car Series presented by Hunt Magnetos & the All Star Modified Tour.

The Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West, Flowmaster, Budweiser and Kaeding Performance for their support. For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto www.racepmg.com

 

 

Stillwaggon Continues His String of Top 5's

Robbie Stillwaggon has been on a tear in the 360 ranks since the 2015 racing season. On Saturday night things were no different as Stillwaggon and the Quality Auto Body #89 continued their success finishing in the 4th position. Stillwaggon started 7th in heat #1, had advanced to the 4th position by the 3rd lap and finished 3rd in the 8 lap heat race advancing to the A-Main for the night.

Stillwaggon lined up the potent #89 in the 5th position along side defending URC champion Curt Michael. Stillwaggon quickly advanced positions at the drop of the green flag, and narrowly dodged a turn 3 wreck involving front runner Jason Clauss, Davey Sammons, Jonathan Swanson and Just Barger. Stillwaggon although looked to be initially involved in the wreck did a complete 360 and kept the 89 car moving to avoid the wreck. On the restart Stillwaggon continued to race in the 3rd position at times catching front runners Ed Aikin and Davie Franek. In the later portion of the race, Stillwaggon continued to run 3rd, but the 5G of Curt Michael slipped by him relegating the 89 car to a 4th place finish.

Stillwaggon and crew will now head to Williams Grove Speedway for Friday April 29th's United Racing Club event. The crew will have just enough time to wash up the 89 car before heading north on Saturday April 30th for the annual Jack Gunn Memorial event at the Selinsgrove Speedway. Last week while competing in a non-points URC event at Selinsgrove, Stillwaggon finished in the 3rd position.

 

 

Michael Finishes 3rd at Orange County Fair Speedway

Curt Michael and the rest of the United Racing Club competed at the large 5/8 mile Hard Clay oval of Orange County Fair Speedway on Saturday night April 22nd. Michael who started 7th in heat #2 quickly moved up and into the 3rd position where he finished.

With his 3rd place finish in heat race #2, Michael and the GEI Enterprises, Valley Forge Inc. 5G started the nightly feature in the 6th position. Michael's night could have ended in disaster multiple times, first avoiding Scott Flammer's spin in turn 1 on lap 1 of the feature event. Next Michael narrowly avoided hard contact by the 08 of Jason Clauss in turn 3. In true Curt Michael fashion, the driver of the 5G continued to keep the leaders in sight all night long all while methodically planning his next move. Finally in the late race going, Michael picked off 1 more position from Robbie Stillwaggon, finishing in the 3rd position.

Michael now has a 2nd and a 3rd in the young United Racing Club's 2016 points campaign. Michael will now head to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday April 29th, the scene were last year the driver of the 5G picked off 2 of the best in the business to pick up his 2nd win of the season en route to his 9th URC Championship. On Saturday night April 30th, Michael and crew will head north for the Jack Gunn Memorial event held annually at the Selinsgrove Speedway.

 

 

GRIT AND DETERMINATION BY DAVE BLANEY AND MOTTER TEAMMATES

YIELDS FOURTH PLACE FINISH IN KEITH KAUFFMAN CLASSIC

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (April 23, 2016) – The weekend of sprint car racing continued for Dave Blaney and the Motter Equipment Mohawk Northeast Beltline Body Shop team tonight at the Arctic Cat All Stars Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway.

In qualifying, Blaney was the 27th car out for time trials. On a very slick track, Blaney could only coax an 18.341-second lap out of the 71M, placing him 29th on the qualifying ladder.

Blaney pushed off from the seventh position in the third heat race. Brother Dale won the heat while the Buckeye Bullet improved one position, finishing sixth, just one spot away from making the transfer to the A Main. Now he would have to come up through the B.

Dave Blaney took the green flag in the B Main from the 10th starting spot. An early charge moved him to eighth by the end of the first lap and then the caution came out for contact between two drivers. On the restart, Blaney was seventh and continued to forge ahead moving to fifth. A spectacular last lap pass put him in fourth place at the checkered flag, earning the final transfer spot for the feature.

The 71M driver lined up 24th in a field of 26 (two provisional positions were added) for the start of the 30-lap Keith Kauffman Classic. The green flew but before one lap could be completed there was a three-car pile-up with no driver injuries. On the restart, the Buckeye Bullet was 21st. Back to green and Dale Blaney led the pack. Dave Blaney was on a tear and advanced to 15th before the caution came out again on lap three. And before the restart there was another incident involving three more drivers. At this point, All Star officials opted to throw a red flag for a fuel stop.

If there was ever a song that fit Dave Blaney on the next restart, it would certainly be “Eye of the Tiger” because when the field was unleashed, the Buckeye Bullet was running on mean, picking off one driver after another, ultimately crossing the finish line in fourth place. Ironically, on the restart after the fuel stop, the race went 27 laps to finish without interruptions.

Meanwhile brother Dale scored a wire-to-wire victory. Chad Kemenah followed Dale Blaney across the finish stripe and Greg Hodnett was third.

“We missed the setup in qualifying,” said team owner Dan Motter. “So we had a lot of ground to make up. Dave never got rattled, he just settled in and got after the program.

“We kept making changes on the car all night. In the B Main it looked as if there was no way that Dave could get from fifth to fourth for the transfer, but he did it.

“The team made a lot of changes before the A Main and they got it right. Dave was the only driver that could run all the way to the wall. It was awesome to watch and the fans really got into it.

“One more lap tonight in the feature and we would have had third. What a fantastic drive by Dave. That was a blast to watch! (said with multiple exclamation marks). I was on the edge of my seat!

“I can’t quit smiling. What a great performance by Dave and this whole race team!”

Odds are the team will still be smiling when they pull into the pit area tomorrow at Selinsgrove, Pa.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: GET INVOLVED IN OUR SCHOOL FUNDRAISING PROGRAM!

by Tommy Goudge (April 23, 2016) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway's new School Fundraising Program is off and running, with 11 area schools already on board.

The program offers a great opportunity for students to raise money towards their breakfast programs, field trips, graduations, classroom supplies and more, while offering Ohsweken Speedway tickets to members of the community at a discounted cost.

Students with the most ticket sales from each school will be rewarded with family passes for Ohsweken Speedway's event on Friday, June 24th, plus an invitation to a pre-race barbeque and meet & greet with Kool Kidz Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division champion Glenn Styres, AND entries into a grand prize draw.

Adult general admission tickets are normally $14 each, but are available through this program for just $10 with $5 from each ticket going directly to your school. Events included in the program include Monster Truck Mayhem Night, Sponsor Night featuring UMP Modifieds and NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader, Hot Rod Cruise Night, Wall of Fame Night, Autograph Night, Canadian National Autism Foundation Night, Christmas in July, Season Championship Night, and more!

Please contact Mary Wilkinson (Ohsweken Speedway Director of Customer Relations) by phone at 519 717-0023 or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com to find out how to get your school involved.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Reserve your seats NOW for the Burger Barn Northern Crate Nationals, Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, and 12th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Call 519 717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information about Special Event Tickets, Gift Certificates, Season Tickets, Parking Passes, Pit Passes, Memberships, and more.

2016 SEASON
Ohsweken Speedway's 2016 racing season begins on Friday, May 20 when Ackland Insurance presents the 21st Annual Ohsweken Speedway Opening Night. The weekly Friday night racing program will include Kool Kidz Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Driver rosters for the 2016 season are taking shape, and the roster page is regularly updated on the track website. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to keep an eye on your favourite driver's plans.

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

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

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O'Neil's Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald's Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland's GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Pinty's Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

DAVE BLANEY AND THE MOTTER MOTORSPORTS TEAM RETURN TO RACING

AT TOMMY HINNERSHITZ MEMORIAL AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (April 22, 2016) – In accordance with the race schedule that Dan Motter and Dave Blaney created at the beginning of the year, the Motter Equipment Mohawk Northeast Beltline Body Shop 71M team hit the dirt at Williams Grove for the first time since their five-day racing stint at Volusia Speedway Park in February.

There were 26 cars in the field for tonight’s Arctic Cat All Stars Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at the Grove.

Notable was the fact that this was team owner Dan Motter’s first appearance at Williams Grove in a non World of Outlaws event.

In one-lap qualifying, Blaney turned a 17.353-second lap, putting him 13th in the qualifying order.

Blaney pushed off from the fifth position in the first heat. When the green flew, Danny Dietrich led the pack followed by Lance Dewease and Greg Hodnett. Blaney was sixth.

Blaney maintained his position as did the top three through the first seven of eight laps.

With one to go, the caution was displayed. On the restart, Blaney shuffled back one position to finish seventh. The top three remained the same.

With Mother Nature threatening rain, the Arctic Cat All Stars fast tracked to the main event following the heat races.

Blaney took the green flag for the 30-lap A Main from the 12th position. Brian Montieth grabbed the lead. Even as the track slicked off, Blaney was able to gain positions and had worked his way up to eighth place when the yellow came out with 22 laps complete. The Buckeye Bullet was fighting mechanical issues and was hoping to hold on until the checkered flag, but with the caution, Blaney pulled back to the pits. He was scored with a 19th-place finish.

Montieth notched a wire-to-wire victory, Danny Dietrich was second and Greg Hodnett was third.

The All Star strategy to speed up tonight’s program was spot on. The competitors had barely made it back to the pits before the rains came.

The 71M team will be at Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pa.) tomorrow.

 

 

Clauson’s “Circular Insanity” Win Count Climbs to Ten

Lonnie Wheatley, SEDALIA, Mo. (April 21, 2016) – Into double digits, and the first one in open wheel action worldwide to do so.

That’s the case for Bryan Clauson in the win column, as he picked off a pair of victories last weekend to reach ten thus far in the “Circular Insanity Tour” pursuit of 200 events in 2016.

“It was a good weekend, no question about it,” Clauson said.

Clauson kicked off the weekend with a Friday night USAC Sprint Car score at Bloomington Speedway, enjoyed a tremendous Knoxville Raceway season opener with a 360-ci triumph and a 410-ci runner-up finish and wrapped it all up with a fifth-place ASCS Warrior Region run at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fair Speedway on Sunday.

With four races over the weekend to run the season count to 42 races, another four races are on the docket with a pair of double dips this weekend.

Friday’s action will include MOWA 410-ci and POWRi Midget competition at Jacksonville Speedway with another 360-410 double at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

Race 39

Bloomington Speedway has been kind to Bryan Clauson in recent times. And despite starting six rows deep in Friday’s USAC feature aboard the Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s Restaurant & Hospitality Group No. 63 Sprint Car, it was kind once again with Clauson notching his fourth consecutive series win atop Bloomington clay.

“Bloomington has been really good to me the last couple of years in the non-wing car. We had to work for this one, we didn’t qualify all that great. We were able to work our way forward and got to the lead with about ten to go and pretty much cruised from there.”

Race 40

Off to Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway for the season-opening event proved to be fruitful for Clauson and Matt Wood’s Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w Sprint Car with Clauson racing from the tenth starting position for his first 360-ci win atop the famed half-mile clay oval.

“We didn’t qualify as well as we would have liked, but by the end of the heat race I knew we had a good car. We got a good start in the feature and got up to fifth or sixth early on. Then we slowly but surely picked our way to the front. They guys gave me a great car, it made my job easy.”

Race 41

Clauson finished off Saturday’s Knoxville double in style with a strong runner-up finish in the 410-ci portion of the event.

“I felt pretty good about our chances starting on the front row. I made a small mistake on a restart and opened the door for Danny (Lasoski) and he took advantage of it. You can’t do that with guys like him behind you.”

Race 42

Another busy weekend wrapped up with Clauson in ASCS Warrior Region action aboard Matt Wood’s Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w Sprint Car on Sunday afternoon at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fair Speedway. After starting eighth, Clauson finished out the weekend with a fifth-place run.

“The track was fairly racy in the heats. We knew going in the redraw would be important. We drew an eight. Not only was it the worst number in there but it also put us on the outside which was a disadvantage with it taking rubber down low. We fell in line and made a couple of moves to move up some spots. We got a top five out of it and moved on down the road.”

On down the road to Illinois and Iowa this weekend with Circular Insanity pushing past the 20% mark.

2016 Circular Insanity Tour Quick Stats: 42 races, 10 wins, 21 top-fives, 32 top-tens.

Up Next:

Friday – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway – MOWA 410-ci Sprint Cars and POWRi Midgets (Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w Sprint Car and Dooling Machine/Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s No. 63 Midget)

Saturday – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w in both 410-ci and 360-ci competition)

Keep Track: Keep track of Bryan Clauson’s 2016 Circular Insanity Tour at www.bryanclauson.com, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bryanclausonracing/?fref=ts and on Twitter at @bryanclausoninc.

If you would like Bryan Clauson “Circular Insanity Tour” press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

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

 

 

Tickets on sale for World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Hartford Speedway on July 29

HARTFORD, Mich. — April 22, 2016 — Tickets are now on sale for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan on Friday, July 29 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Joey Saldana was victorious in the most recent World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Hartford Speedway in 2011. The native of Brownsburg, Indiana is the only current full-time driver that has won with the series at the track. Saldana’s victory was an emotional one, as it was his first race back after suffering injuries earlier that season during the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series made their debut at Hartford Speedway with a pair of races in 1996 that were won by former series champions Dave Blaney and Sammy Swindell. Steve Kinser, the 20-time series champion and winningest driver in series history, won at Hartford Speedway in 2005. Jason Meyers, a two-time series titlist, also picked up a win at the half-mile in 2004. Brian Paulus won at the track in 2003. In the six races contested by the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Hartford Speedway, six different drivers have picked up win.

The 2016 season is well under way for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, with Brad Sweet leading the standings over Shane Stewart. Sweet, who drives for Kasey Kahne Racing, has five wins thus far in 2016. Stewart has been a model of consistency, as he is tied with Sweet for having the most top-10 finishes. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series champion, is currently third in points and has three wins. Donny Schatz, the seven-time and defending series champion is tied for the series lead with five wins for his Tony Stewart Racing team, and is fourth in the standings. Joey Saldana rounds out the current top-five in the standings.

Battling the aforementioned five drivers in 2016 is a talented group of full-time competitors, including veteran drivers Paul McMahan, Terry McCarl and Jason Sides, up-and-coming young drivers, David Gravel, who has a victory already this season, Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen, as well as sophomore driver Jason Johnson, who won earlier this season in California and rookie contender Greg Wilson from Ohio.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series return to Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan on Friday, July 29 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Beginning on June 30, get $5 OFF when purchasing General Admission ticket(s) at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores. Ticket buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for a ticket at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

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

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Familiar Ground: Jason Johnson looks to add to success at I-30 Speedway

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — April 22, 2016 — Jason Johnson has probably turned more laps at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., than any other full-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitor. With around 30 starts at the quarter-mile under his belt, along with five career wins, including the Short Track Nationals in 2006, Johnson has had the event on Tuesday, April 26 circled on his calendar since the schedule came out in the winter.

While his stats at the track would probably make him the favorite on paper, Johnson is quick to point out that gaining an upper hand on any World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitors is nearly impossible.

“I would like to think we have an advantage, but the Outlaws are the toughest in the industry,” said Johnson, who drives the Priority Aviation/Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 41. “There is no doubt those guys will find the right place to be on the track pretty quick.”

One plus for Johnson is that he has raced at I-30 Speedway under a variety of track conditions. While the cars and set-ups continue to evolve and change, he and his team have solid notes from the past to use as a baseline starting point.

“I’ve been there when it’s been really fast around the bottom and you have to have a lot of patience to run around the tractor tires,” he explained. “I’ve also been there when you’ve had to be really brave and run off the top edge of the race track and let it all hang out. That’s a lot of fun as well. We’ll have to see when we get there what the track is like. I think they’ve been getting a lot of rain in the last few weeks. When there is a lot of moisture in the track at the beginning of the season it’s really racy and definitely going to be a great show.”

Johnson and his fellow World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competitors recently wrapped up a six-week tour of California, which is traditionally known for small, bullrings that are similar to the quarter-mile configuration of I-30 Speedway. Johnson and his team had had a solid set-up on the smaller tracks this year, having finished seventh or better in all five short track (quarter-mile and third-mile) races thus far in 2016.

“Kyle Hirst (from California) came east to race several years ago and he said that Little Rock (I-30 Speedway) was very similar to a place called Placerville (Speedway in California),” noted Johnson. “Obviously we had a really good package at Placerville. If we can start off with something similar to the small track package we used out west, hopefully we can continue that success as we head back across the country. If we can keep the momentum going that we had on the West Coast, I think we’ll be just fine.”

Johnson won at Placerville Speedway on March 23, leading 27 laps, after taking the top spot from local driver Andy Forsberg. The win, which was his second-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series A-Feature triumph and first since 2003, was an emotional one for Johnson, as last year he suffered a broken back at Placerville, which kept him out of the seat for nearly three months. While he was out of the seat, Johnson had two-time series champion Jason Meyers, as well as three-time Outlaws title winner Sammy Swindell and Australian Jamie Veal, fill in for him.

“We really didn’t have any expectations going back to Placerville this year,” he explained. “We just wanted to walk out of there at the end of the night this year. To walk out with the trophy, and a really cool trophy at that, meant a whole lot. That is a testament to this entire race team. A lot of that came from the different drivers we worked with last year and putting all of our heads together over the winter to come up with a solution to better our program. So far, it seems to be paying off this year.”

Despite missing that time last year, Johnson was still able to claim the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The team, which is headed up by crew chief Philip Dietz, who has been working with Johnson since 2000, added a third full-time crew member, which allows the constant workload that comes with running full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, to be divided more evenly.

“We are the best prepared we have ever been as a team, said Johnson, who owns his team along with his wife, Bobbi. “We are surrounded by great people. We have great supporters that want to see us excel, but yet they have a level of patience, because they know how tough the series we are running in is.

“Everyone wants us to do well and give it our best each and every night. We are probably harder on ourselves than we should be, but we have high expectations and we are meeting many of those at the moment and want to continue that.”

The last time that Johnson raced at I-30 Speedway was in the 2014 edition of the Short Track Nationals. This season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Johnson has 13 top-10 finishes, with five of those being top-five performances, including his win. He is currently sixth in points. Johnson has been fastest in time trials twice so far in 2016 and also had picked up three Hard Charger awards for passing the most cars in the feature. The native of Eunice, Louisiana looks to keep that momentum going at I-30 Speedway.

“We have a lot of fans in the Little Rock area, since we have raced there a lot over the last number of years, along with winning the Short Track Nationals,” said Johnson. “To go back there and have a successful night and end up in victory lane like we did at Placerville would be the ultimate goal. I think if we can stay consistent, stay in the hunt and be in the top-five and keep the good runs going we’ll find victory lane throughout the season.”

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas on Tuesday, April 26 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Discount General Admission tickets can also be purchased at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Each ticket purchased at an O’Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

The rain date for the event, if needed, if Wednesday, April 27.

For more information on tickets, visit slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

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JACKSON DELAMONT ENDS SEASON WITH PODIUM FINISH

Official release: Jackson Delamont Motorsport April 22, 2016

It was a great way to finish the season and Jackson Delamont couldn’t be happier. A third place finish behind Jamie Veal and James Thompson saw Jackson finish on a real high.

What made it more impressive was that he started from deep in the field. From position fifteen to be exact.

“It was fun,” Jackson said with his trademark smile.

“All I was hoping for was a solid top ten finish and bring the car home straight. I was up to about eighth on the first restart and thought to myself we were in with a real shot here,” he explains.

“I would confidently say if the race went a few more laps, we could have finished even higher up! Still, a third place finish was a great reward for all of the hard work we have put in this season.”

The season on a whole has been good for the team based in Young, NSW. A win in Sydney back in November and two third place finishes has certainly kept his rivals on the track take notice.

“Look, to be honest, we have had a few down moments,” Jackson says, “but I guess everyone has those moments. Our visits to Warrnambool spring to mind. We just never had any luck down there this season. Also over the Christmas/New Year period in Sydney. I believe if we had a few better runs, we would have probably found ourselves a bit better off in the final points. We have also had plenty of good times though and that is the focus for us. We obviously want to learn from lean times but focus on the good times.

From the thirty nights we raced, there was only really four nights that weren’t solid nights. That’s a pretty good ratio.”

So now the off season begins. There will be no rest for Jackson as he will start getting his artillery ready for next season.

“We are already setting our goals for next season. I am reminded about something Steve Brazier said in his Legends interview with Wade. He said ‘races are won in the workshop’. That is our philosophy this off season.

“We are really pumped about the Australian Title being held at Valvoline Raceway. We will be doing our racing in Sydney in the lead up to the event.”

In regards to a full season schedule, that is expected to be announced around August.

In the meantime, keep up to date on the Jackson Delamont Motorsports Facebook page.

Jackson Delamont Motorsport would like to thank the following for their support of the 2015/16 season;

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The Law Firm Scores First Win Of 2016 With Agee Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- After a couple of off weekends, Parker Price-Miller and his Agee Motorsports team returned to action over the weekend at the Tri City Speedway and the LaSalle Speedway and the Kokomo, IN driver would find victory for the first time this year with the IRA Series.

“It felt really good to get this team to victory lane,” Parker Price Miler said. “We have been fast all year but things just haven’t gone our way. Hopefully this is the first of many wins this season.”

Saturday night at the LaSalle Speedway, Price-Miller and his team came out of the box strong as PPM was quickest in hot laps before timing the FlyingAG/Royal Life Centers/360 Yield Center backed entry fastest in time trials.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, the Kokomo, IN wheelman had a fast machine under him as he worked his way into the second spot before giving the race leader all he could handle. Opting not to force the issue in the heat, Price-Miller would settle for second and move on to the feature event.

With the invert being a four, Price-Miller would grid the field from the second row. When the green lights flashed in the feature, ‘The Law Firm’ would move into the third spot as he quickly closed in on second.

A monster run combined with the second place car slowing down saw contact ensue and Price-Miller would lose his nose wing as the yellow flag came out. Restarting in the third spot, Price-Miller took a few laps to figure his car out now that handling was challenging with no nose wing holding the front end down.

Being challenged for the third spot, Price-Miller got his elbows up and drove his car harder and harder, and it helped him out as he took over the second spot and a lap later assumed the race lead in lapped traffic.

As the track began to take rubber, Price Miller would move his line above the rubber, and catch it coming off for the final eight laps, and it would work to perfection as he went on to fend of Bill Balog and score the win.

“Friday night we had some bad luck with our qualifying draw and it hurt us all night, so it was nice to close our weekend out like that,” Price-Miller added. “This feels good for not only myself, but for everyone who supports this team.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank FlyingAG, Royal Life Centers, 360 Yield Center, Pfister, Encirca, Valvoline, Townline Variety, Indy Race Parts, and Agee Farms for their support in 2016

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 11, Wins- 1, Top 5’s- 2, Top 10’s- 2

ON TAP: Price-Miller and the Agee Motorsports team will be in action this Friday night at the Jacksonville Speedway before heading to the Fremont Speedway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

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Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial

Special thanks to Kyle Larson Racing for donating $500 to the Carwash Mike Fast Time Award at the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial. Larson’s career best outing at the Bradway came in 2010 when he ran second to his now World of Outlaws driver Shane Stewart.

Lap money is also still available. If you would like to purchase a lap please let Dave & Dianne Durica know as soon as possible at 916-988-5958. Everything goes to print next week so the sooner the better to get everything organized & filed.

We’d like to cap the fast time money at $500 for now & focus on getting all the laps sold for the 40-lap A-main & 12-lap LCQ. The 26th annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial goes green next Saturday April 30 at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway.

The front gate will open at 5pm on Saturday April 30, with adult tickets $20, juniors 12-15 will be $15 and kids 6-11 are $6. All seating is general admission during the night.

The Silver Dollar Speedway is located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, a half-mile west of SR 99 on Park Ave in Chico, California. Camping is available for the weekend on the fairgrounds. For directions and a map visit http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com/location.php

The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series is held under the management of Prentice Motorsports Group, which also operates the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, the Wingless Sprint Car Series presented by Hunt Magnetos, the All Star Modified Tour and Ocean Speedway.

Info on the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series can be found at www.racepmg.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

 

 

Holtgraver Earns Podium Finish at Wayne County, Central Pennsylvania Next!

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PITTSBURGH (April 21, 2016) - For the first time in 2016, “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver earned a podium finish during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, finishing second at Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, April 16. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native, who is a full-time traveler on the circuit with Premiere Motorsports and car owner Pete Grove, started fourth on the feature grid and challenged for the top spot the entire 30-lap distance, only to come up one position short to veteran Jac Haudenschild. For Holtgraver, the runner-up finish was a great stepping stone for his team, as they prepare for an upcoming doubleheader in Central Pennsylvania.

“So close, but we’ll take that result and move ahead,” explained Danny Holtgraver. “It was a great accomplishment for our team. I think momentum has been the hardest thing for me to accomplish over the last season or so. A podium finish certainly helps change that. I think we have a great combination. Pete Grove gives us great equipment and keeps us prepared. Cody Jacobs busts his butt day-in and day-out. We are excited to get back to Central Pennsylvania this weekend.”

Danny Holtgraver and Premier Motorsports will continue their 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign this Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24, with a pair of half-mile stops in Central Pennsylvania. Holtgraver will visit Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal on Saturday evening, April 23, for the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic, all before traveling further east to the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove on Sunday, April 24, for the Ray Tilley Classic. Each Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program will award a $5,000 top prize. Holtgraver will enter the weekend eighth in the current Arctic Cat All Star championship standings, six points shy of the top-five.

“We’ve been strong at both race tracks we're visiting this weekend,” said Holtgraver. “I’ve always really enjoyed traveling into Central Pennsylvania. The atmosphere is second to none, and the fans are incredible. They really love their sprint car racing in that area of the state, and they have the competition to back it up. Hopefully we can go out there and race to our potential. Pete Grove gives us great equipment and the potential for speed, all we have to do is capitalize.”

News and information regarding Danny Holtgraver will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during his entire campaign. Be sure to check out the official online home of Danny Holtgraver at www.dannyholtgraver.com; as well as keep up with the Pittsburgh native via social networking including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

Recent Highlights - Finished second with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday, April 16, at Wayne County Speedway (OH).

2015 Wins: 1 2016 Wins: N/A

Danny Holtgraver would like to thank all of his marketing partners: Linc Systems, Olympic Forest Products, Lutes Custom Cabinetry, Premier Pallet, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, Westview Motors, DKW Transport, J&J Auto Racing, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports, Winters, AL Driveline

 

 

Two Northwest Non-Wing Groups Reunite To Form Wingless Sprint Series
By Ben Deatherage
Since 2009 fans of Non-Wing Sprint Cars in the Pacific Northwest have had the tough decisions to make. The decision whether or not to watch the Northwest Wingless Tour or the Oregon Double Shot Series if both groups had a conflicting date to where they would be at two different facilities. Now such an occurrence won’t take place in 2016 as both groups have decided to reunite under one banner, the Wingless Sprint Series.

“This is such a great thing for Non-Wing racing in this area,” commented Wayne Van Raden, Business Manager of the new series, “we were close to making a deal last year but we’re happy to announce that this is the year were able to make this happen. The drivers, fans, and track owners all win when we work together and the car counts should be very healthy this year.”

Thirteen events are on the tentative schedule for the series this year. Spanning from the months of May to September, the WSS will make appearances at six different facilities in the states of Oregon and Washington. Madras Speedway in gorgeous central Oregon will kick things off on May 7th and Sunset Speedway Park, in Banks, will be the final scheduled leg on September 10th when the champion will be crowned.

The Oregon Double Shot Series was formed in 2002 by Mike McCann. The Double Shot series consisted of a Non-Wing Sprint group and a Midget group. The Sprints were titled the United Sprint Car Association (or USCA) while the Midgets were called the Northern Outlaw Midget Association. When the Midget division discontinued the USCA group formed a Winged division in 2011 and retained the Oregon Double Shot Series name. They would sanction Winged events until the year 2014.

The Northwest Wingless Tour originated in 2009 as both a Non-Wing and Midget group. The Midget portion would go on until 2010 before the NWWT became strictly Sprint Cars. From 2009-15 there were seven different champions over seven different seasons.

For the latest news and information regarding the Wingless Sprint Series visit their website at wingless.nwextremeseries.com. We can’t wait to see all the teams returning under one banner and to get back to watching some wonderful racing action.

2016 WINGLESS SPRINT SERIES SCHEDULE (DATE-TRACK-LOCATION)
May 7th-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon
May 21st-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon
May 28th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
June 11th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
June 18th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon
June 25th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon
July 9th-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon
July 16th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon
July 23rd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon
August 6th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon
August 20th-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon
September 3rd-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon
September 10th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon

Former Oregon Double Shot Series Champions (Non-Winged/Winged):
2002- N/A
2003- N/A
2004- Vince MacDonnell
2005- Tony Thomas
2006- Mark Hinkle
2007- Keary Morris
2008- Gary Davis
2009- Pat Canfield
2010- Pat Canfield
2011- Tim Alberding/Tim Alberding
2012- Guy Weedman/Tony Parker
2013- Guy Weedman/Tony Parker
2014- Tony Parker/Scott Arnold
2015- Guy Weedman

Former Northwest Wingless Tour Champions:
2009- Kyle Miller
2010- Theo McCarty
2011- Cory Estaban
2012- Bill Winsley
2013- Rob Lindsey
2014- Brad Rhodes
2015- Tim Alberding

 

 

Blaney, Lasoski and Hanks Garner Wins for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (April 21, 2016) - Inside Line Promotions pilots Dale Blaney, Danny Lasoski and Brandon Hanks each registered a victory last weekend.

Blaney led his Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed CH Motorsports team to Victory Lane on Friday during the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions points opener at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. It marked his 16th straight season with an All Star win. Blaney also placed third on Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio.

Lasoski scored his seventh Opening Night triumph at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where Big Game Motorsports won its first race of the season.

Hanks captured his second win in the last month on Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region.

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

Seth Bergman advanced from seventh to second place on Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway.

Cody Freeman scored his first podium result of the season on Saturday at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, where he finished second.

Josh Baughman recorded a third-place result on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Devin Kline picked up a third-place finish during his season debut at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

Giovanni Scelzi earned a fourth-place result on Saturday during his sprint car debut at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. He also placed fifth on Friday in a micro sprint at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif.

Jamie Ball garnered a fifth-place finish on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Also, Team ILP would like to welcome its two newest drivers, Tommy Bryant and Kevin Mingus, who came on board this month!

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

· Purchase 10 Press Releases, Receive 1 FREE Press Release

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

TEAM ILP WINS IN 2016 -

Seth Bergman - 3 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on Feb. 27; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on March 4 and Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on April 8); Dale Blaney - 2 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 1 and Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15); Derek Hagar - 2 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 25 and March 26); Brandon Hanks - 2 (Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on March 25 and Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., on April 17); Danny Lasoski - 2 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 9 and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 16); Trey Starks - 2 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on April 2 and Lancaster Super Speedway in Lancaster, S.C., on April 9); Josh Baughman - 1 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 26); Zach Blurton - 1 (WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., on April 10); Johnny Herrera - 1 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on March 17); Travis Rilat - 1 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia, on Feb. 13); Jason Sides - 1 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 18); and Sammy Swindell - 1 (Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on April 2).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

 

 

Sides Produces Two Top 10s as World of Outlaws Swing in California Closes

Inside Line Promotions - TUCSON, Ariz. (April 21, 2016) - Jason Sides closed the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series spring swing through California with a pair of top-10 finishes last weekend.

The action began on Friday at Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield for the Budweiser Bash with Sides qualifying 19th quickest before advancing from seventh to sixth place in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the eighth row for the main event.

"The track was decent and it got way better toward the end," he said. "It got wide and slick in the middle. I stayed on the bottom. Some of those guys running the top, you could squirt by on the bottom and get in front of them. We had a good car in the feature."

Sides rallied from 16th to a ninth-place result, which was the second-most cars passed.

The competition resumed on Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris for the SoCal Showdown. Sides timed in 13th quickest before he charged from fifth to second place in a heat race to lock into the dash.

"In the heat race we got beside (Donny) Schatz for the lead," he said. "I don't want to say we showed him the line, but the next corner we went to he was on the bottom. We ended up running second, which was good and put us in the dash."

Sides then placed fourth in the dash to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"For the feature we left the car like it was," he said. "They kept reworking the track, which I'm sure they had to. We lost a spot or two on the start. Then we stayed on the bottom three or four laps too long. By the time one or two guys got by on the outside the track got cleaned off and it rubbered up."

Sides captured a ninth-place finish for the second straight night. It also marked his ninth top 10 of the season.

The team then ventured to USA Raceway on Monday for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout. Sides qualified 10th before he placed seventh in a heat race and fifth in a qualifier to start the main event on the outside of the seventh row.

"The track was plenty wet for as windy as it was and it didn't seem to dry up until late in the feature," he said. "It was really narrow in the heat races, but it got a little wider in the feature. It was basically two cars wide. We passed a couple of cars and basically that was it, just follow the leader."

Sides garnered a 12th-place result.

He is scheduled to return to action this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws. Sides finished fourth last year during the $20,000-to-win event.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 15 - Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 9 (16).

April 16 - Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 2 (5); Dash: 4 (3); Feature: 9 (4).

April 17 - USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 7 (5); Qualifier: 5 (5); Feature: 12 (14).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 9 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

LIVE AUDIO -

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

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VRP Shocks are designed to have the latest advancement in racing shock technology. The company is constantly developing, testing and advancing its shocks, which are consistent with the ability to rebuild and revalve. For more information, visit http://www.VRPShocks.com.

"I've used VRP Shocks for many years because they are the best on the market," he said. "We rely on VRP Shocks to give us consistency each and every night from track to track across the county on the World of Outlaws circuit."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., King Racing Products, Clean Seal, Inc., Dancer Logistics, Inc., BR Motorsports, FSR Radiators, Jim Schuhknecht, R.E. Enterprises, East Coast Logistics, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Teams Up with Speed Shift TV for 16 Pay-Per-View Events in 2016

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (April 21, 2016) - Jackson Motorplex has partnered with Speed Shift TV to give fans across the world a glimpse at the recently renovated facility throughout the 2016 season.

Speed Shift TV will offer live Pay-Per-View video of 16 events at the 3/8-mile oval this season, beginning with the season-opening Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals on May 13.

"We are thrilled to work with Speed Shift TV and have this opportunity to showcase Jackson Motorplex on a big platform throughout the season," Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said.

Jackson Motorplex will be on live Pay-Per-View during all but two Friday night events, which feature sprint car competition from the middle of May until early September.

The May 14 season-opening Saturday show, which showcases IMCA a mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA sport mods, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts, will also have Pay-Per-View via Speed Shift TV.

"We're excited to work with Jackson Motorplex this year," Speed Shift TV Director of Operations Darren Shanley said. "What Tod (Quiring) has done with that facility in the short time he's been a part of it is exceptional. It's been a great partnership with Tod. He's been a big part of what we've been doing. We're really behind his vision of racing in the area. It's going to be a huge year at Jackson Motorplex with the 410s racing more consistently with a great Friday night sprint car show and a great weekly Saturday IMCA show."

For more information, visit http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays and Saturdays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360ci winged sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA sport mods, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com.

 

 

Scelzi Earns 11th-Place Finishes in Bakersfield, Perris and Tucson

Inside Line Promotions - TUCSON, Ariz. (April 21, 2016) - Dominic Scelzi produced a trio of 11th-place finishes last weekend as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wrapped up its spring swing through the West.

"My goal was three top 10s and we were more than capable of that," he said. "It's a great performance for our team to compete for a top 10 three nights with the World of Outlaws at tracks I'd never been to. I learned a ton going to three new places. We're getting better every night and I'm a better driver every night."

The weekend began on Friday at Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., for the Budweiser Bash. Scelzi qualified 21st quickest before maneuvering his Roth Motorsports backed entry from seventh to fourth place in a heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event.

"We had one of the fastest cars on the race track," he said. "I just had two bad restarts and got caught behind guys on the outside. I fell back to 18th on the first lap. I drove it up to 10th and a yellow came out. Then another driver got into the wall and I fell back to 13 th or 14th. At the end of the day I was really happy with how it went. The scorecard only shows plus-one position, but there was a lot of battling going on."

Scelzi rebounded to post his first of three straight 11th-place results.

The action continued on Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif., for the SoCal Showdown. Scelzi timed in 12th quickest and finished where he started - fourth - in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the sixth row in the main event for the second consecutive night.

"I was able to get a really good start," he said. "I was battling for ninth or 10th and the rubber started laying down. I got a little greedy trying to get another spot before the rubber came in. I got over the cushion in turn four and it cost me a spot. We had a car capable of running eighth or ninth, but we ended up 11th."

The weekend wrapped up on Monday at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout.

"It was a lot different than any other track I've been to," he said. "The corners were so wide and the straightaways were short. It was almost like you were always turning in a circle."

Scelzi qualified 14th quickest and he advanced from seventh to sixth place in a heat race and from fourth to third place in a qualifier. That started him on the outside of the fifth row for the feature.

"For the first two or three laps I couldn't find my rhythm," he said. "That cost us a few spots. As we got going we were able to make our way back up to 11 th. We had a car capable of a top 10, but my lack of experience and a couple of mistakes cost us. We're still happy to be so competitive, especially at a track we hadn't seen until that night."

Scelzi will return to competition this Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 15 - Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 11 (12).

April 16 - Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 11 (12).

April 17 - USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 6 (7); Qualifier: 3 (4); Feature: 11 (10).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 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/Scelzi41

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Schoenfeld Headers

Schoenfeld Headers is the manufacturer of competition headers, mufflers and exhaust systems. The company specializes in circle track, drag, tractor pull and boat headers. For more information, visit http://www.SchoenfeldHeaders.com.

"I'd like to thank the entire Schoenfeld family for helping my brother and I throughout our entire career," Scelzi said. "They have the best headers in the business."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Fowler Packing, Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Todd Jorgensen, Red Line Oil, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, G&J Truck Sales, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Lincoln Auto Auction and Auto Meter for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Battle for Lucas Oil ESS Championship Begins this Friday at Outlaw Speedway

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – It all started in 1983, the birth of the Empire Super Sprints (ESS) now sponsored by Lucas Oil. This Friday marks the opener of the 33rd Anniversary Season and it starts at one of the old stomping grounds, the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY.

Outlaw Speedway is under new ownership of Tyler Siri, the Yates County oval has hosted 64 ESS events dating back to 1984 when Lenny Krautheim graced victory lane. On Friday, the battle for the 2016 Tour Championship begins with a $2,000 to win event and it’s all part of the big opening Outlaw Sprint Nationals that kicks off their season as well.

The stars and cars of ESS will be out in force headed by Six-Time Champion Steve Poirier. His famed #28FM will make the long haul from Quebec. He will be joined by Jason Barney, Paul Kinney, Matt Tanner, Paulie Colagiovanni, Tommy Wickham, Shawn Donath, Dave Axton, Parker Evans, Denny Peebles, Pete Richardson, Keith Granholm and more.

New for 2016 will see the return of Sammy Reakes IV to the tour, Chad Miller will pilot Lee Gurney’s mount for a full tour assault and just announced this week former late model pilot Brandon Kidd will be aboard Doug Emery’s #33 at all ESS events.

Many outside travelers and part-time tour followers will fill the pits as well on Friday. Mark Smith will be aboard Patrick Vigneault’s #55, Davie Franek will trek up from New Jersey, the last ESS winner at Outlaw , Jared Zimbardi will make his return, Larry Kelleher, Steve Collins, George Suprick, Dane Lorenc, Dan Douville, Dave Just, Tyler Graves, Paul Habeck, Derrick Juliano and others are expected to see the work Siri has done with his new project.

The Beard Sewer and Drain Timed Hot Laps will be followed by the Car Mate Trailers Heat Events. Lane’s Yamaha will be sponsoring the Cobra Coaches Dash with the Lacaillade Masonry B-Main all leading up to the 25 lap A-Main paying $2,000 to win.

Pit Gates open at 4:30 with racing scheduled to begin at 7:00.

It’s the point opener for the Lucas Oil ESS Gang, we are back at in Dundee and the Outlaw Speedway will play host. Let’s kick off 2016 in grand style and it will be excitement guaranteed!!!

Past Empire Super Sprint Winners at Outlaw Speedway.

Aug. 3, 1984

Lenny Krautheim III

May 5, 1985

Gordy Button

July 17, 1987

Mal Lane

Sept. 11, 1987

John Zentner

July 22, 1988

Mal Lane

Aug. 19, 1988

Gordy Button

Sept. 9, 1988

John Brutcher

June 2, 1989

Rick Crane

July 14, 1989

Tom Taber

Aug. 11, 1989

Rob Hart

Sept. 8, 1989

Mal Lane

May 6, 1990

Mal Lane

July 29, 1990

Jeff Thomas

July 5, 1991

Mal Lane

Aug. 9, 1991

Kim Gagliardi

Aug. 30, 1991

Tom Taber

Sept. 20, 1991

Jeff Thomas

May 10, 1992

Jeff Thomas

July 3, 1992

Bobby Parrow

Aug. 7, 1992

Bobby Parrow

Sept. 4, 1992

Bobby Parrow

May 9, 1993

Mal Lane

July 2, 1993

Tom Taber

Aug. 6, 1993

Craig Lane

May 30, 1994

Kramer Williamson

July 3, 1994

Craig Lane

Sept. 4, 1994

Craig Keel

Sept. 8, 1995

Craig Lane

April 20, 1996

Craig Lane

Sept. 6, 1996

Scott Holcomb

Sept. 5, 1997

Tim Kelly

April 18, 1998

Mike Woodring

Sept. 11, 1998

Bobby Parrow

April 30, 1999

Mike Woodring

July 14, 1999

Bobby Parrow

Sept. 10, 1999

Greg Coverdale

Rob Dietrick

Dan Kaszubinski

Sept. 11, 1999

Craig Keel

April 15, 2000

Dan Kaszubinski

July 3, 2000

Mike Woodring

Sept. 8, 2000

Scott Holcomb

Tom Taber

George Suprick

Sept. 9, 2000

George Suprick

July 6, 2001

John Karklin Jr.

Aug. 10, 2001

Randy Years

Sept. 7, 2001

Phil Mott

Sept. 8, 2001

George Suprick

July 5, 2002

Brian Dumigan

Aug. 9, 2002

Mike Lutz

Sept. 6, 2002

Chris Coyle

Dave McGough

Erin Crocker

Sept. 7, 2002

Mike Woodring

April 12, 2003

Mike Lutz

July 4, 2003

John Karklin Jr.

Aug. 8, 2003

Lance Yonge

Sept. 5, 2003

Mike Lutz

Kevin Welsh

Chris Coyle

Sept. 6, 2003

Scott Bonnell

Aug. 14, 2004

Blake Breen

Sept. 10, 2004

Midge Miller

Dave McGough

Curt Michael

Sept. 11, 2004

Trevor Lewis

Aug. 19, 2005

George Suprick

Sept. 10, 2005

Sept. 9, 2006

Apr. 12, 2008

May 9, 2011

July 8, 2011

July 18, 2014

Trevor Lewis

Curt Michael

Justin Barger

JJ Grasso

Chuck Hebing

Jared Zimbardi

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World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invades Salina Highbanks Speedway on April 29

SALINA, OKLA. — April 21, 2016 — Salina Highbanks Speedway will again host the only World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race in the state of Oklahoma in 2016. The event is set for Friday, April 29 and will mark the fifth time the series has raced at the ultra-fast three-eighths-mile. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series first visited Sooner State during the series inaugural 1978 season.

Shane Stewart, who was born and raised in nearby Bixby, scored a very emotional win at Salina Highbanks Speedway last year. The victory was his first at the track and came in front of numerous family and friends, many of whom only get to see him race once or twice each year. Stewart took the lead from Brad Sweet on lap-11 and was out front for the remainder of the 25-lap contest. A total of three drivers led laps during the main event. Stewart heads into this year’s race at Salina, second in points, with one win and is tied for the series lead with 16 top-10 finishes through April 18.

Fellow Oklahoma native Daryn Pittman from Owasso, has been the most consistent driver in the previous four World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races at Salina Highbanks Speedway. Pittman finished third last year and was also on the podium in 2013. He ran fourth in the inaugural series event at the track in 2011 and was seventh in 2014, as he chases his first win at Salina. Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, has won three races this season, including the last two of the recent West Coast Swing for the series.

Joey Saldana won at Salina Highbanks Speedway in 2014. The driver of the No. 83 machine for Roth Motorsports has been one of the most consistent drivers this season and is currently fifth in the standings. The first two World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races at Salina Highbanks Speedway in 2011 and 2013 were both won by Craig Dollansky.

Thus far in 2016, seven drivers, representing the top-seven positions in the point standings, have been victorious with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Brad Sweet, the current series point leader and seven-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, have each won five races. Pittman is next in line with three victories, while Stewart, Saldana, Jason Johnson and David Gravel each have one win thus far in 2016.

In the point standings, Sweet is on top of the leaderboard, as he chases his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series title and the second for Kasey Kahne Racing. Stewart is currently second in points, followed by Schatz, Pittman and Saldana.

A solid contingent is following the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series full-time in 2016, including veteran drivers Paul McMahan, Jason Sides and Terry McCarl, as well as young guns Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen, who are teammates at Shark Racing. Greg Wilson from Ohio is the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Friday, April 29 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Discount General Admission tickets can also be purchased at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Each General Admission ticket purchased at an O’Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

For more information on tickets, visit slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

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TEXAS TWO STEP FOR LARSON MARKS RACING SPEAK OF THE DEVIL:

Shane Stewart and his No. 2 Larson Marks Racing team will head to Texas this week to race at Devil's Bowl Speedway, competing in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Texas Outlaw Nationals on Friday and Saturday night.

CLOSE TO HOME: Growing up in nearby Bixby, Okla., Shane Stewart is very familiar with Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. He won the preliminary night of the 2001 Winter Nationals and also has won several American Sprint Car Series events at the half-mile oval.

LOOKING AT LAST YEAR: Last year at Devil's Bowl Speedway, Stewart earned quick time and finished third in his heat race on Saturday. He gained two positions in the dash to earn the outside front row starting spot. After taking the lead on lap seven and leading for nine laps, Stewart slipped back to earn the runner-up finish.

STEWART ON DEVIL'S BOWL: "I am always excited to get back and race around home in front of friends and family," said Stewart. "Devil's Bowl has always had a special place in my heart, because I grew up racing the Outlaws at this track. We ran second here last year, so we are hoping this is the weekend we get back to victory lane."

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

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

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Saturday's race at Devil's Bowl Speedway, Larson Marks Racing will next compete at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Tuesday, April 26.

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

STATS: RACES: 24 FAST TIME: 0 WINS: 3 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 14 TOP-10 FINISHES: 21

 

 

More IMCA Sprint Car awards added to Smiley’s Racing Products program

MESQUITE, Texas (April 21) – More awards for RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers have been added to the Smiley’s Racing Products contingency program with IMCA for a second consecutive season.

All local track and series champions in the IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car division receive $50 gift cards, redeemable at Smiley’s Mesquite, Texas, location.

“Smiley’s Racing Products is very excited about the growth of the Racesaver Sprint Car division throughout the country. We have seen an explosion in the division the past few years, and we are excited to be a part of the program,” said Smiley’s owner Tom Lorenz. “We look forward to continuing to support the division and provide quality products to each of the competitors.”

The high-performance parts manu­facturer and distributor also gives $50 gift cards to top 10 finishers in national point standings for Sprint Cars, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts, and to top 10 drivers in the Razor Chassis South Central Region for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, the EngineQuest Southern Region for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and the Charger Chassis Southern Region for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.

Home of Hoosier Tire Southwest, Smiley’s Racing Products returns to national decal programs for both Northern and Southern SportMods and drivers in both divisions are required to display two Smiley’s decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares.

The 2016 season is Smiley’s Racing Products’ 12th as an IMCA marketing partner.

Information about Smiley’s products is available by calling 972 289-7223, on Facebook and at the www.smileysracing.com website.

“Smiley’s Racing Products ups their game every year and has supported the growth of our EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car division at the local track, regional series and national championship levels,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “It is great to have a partner that grows with you and Smiley’s has been one of those partners for us.”

 

 

ARDC Takes the Stage Night 2 of Linda’s Speedway Starrcade
The Main event of Linda’s Speedway Starrcade will see the 2016 debut of the wingless midgets of ARDC take on the ¼ bull ring this Friday April 22 2016. It will be race number one of six at the Jonestown oval that will also close out the season for the midgets.
The Bright brothers of Brenden and Alex have taken the first 2 rounds of the ARDC season with Alex taking home the LANCO checkers and Brenden taking home the win this past Saturday at Susquehanna Speedway. Brenden who showed a lot of flair with his high side performance at Susky takes a slight lead into the night in the HTMA ARDC Midgets presented by Autobahn Indoor Speedway championship standings.
A strong contender coming into the night will Tommy Kunsman who lead the first 17 of 20 laps at Susquehanna in route to a top 3 finish. Kunsman certainly knows his way around Linda’s winning the last 2 weeks in a 600cc wingless sprint.
Look for ARDC veteran Bret Arndt to try and finish what he started last year at the ¼ mile leading early before mechanical issues stopped his pursuit for victory. Arndt was fast in the early stages this past Saturday at Susquehanna before fading late in the race.
One thing is for sure there will be plenty of side by side and three wide racing this Friday night and all season long for ARDC. Visit www.ardcmidget.com for all things that are ARDC!

 

Gale Patterson Memorial Kicks Off UMSS Season At CLS May 7 Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (4-20-16)

The sport of auto racing truly is a family sport. In so many divisions throughout our country, it is very common to see families involved from the grass-roots level right on up through the professional level. In weekly dirt track racing it is commonplace to see fathers and sons racing together, often times with one as the driver and the other as the crew chief or car owner. Such was the case for the Patterson family. From when Chad Patterson of Burnsville, Minnesota first got involved with racing a Midwest Modified on Saturday nights at the Cedar Lake Speedway back in 2005 right on through his ability to realize his dream of one day driving a winged sprint car, his dad Gale Patterson was there helping and supporting Chad every step of the way as a car owner and his crew chief. From the highs of UMSS Co-Rookie of the Year and winning Challenge Races in a winged sprint car to the lows when mechanical gremlins or accidents caused headaches, Gale was there with Chad offering his help, wisdom and friendship regardless of the circumstances.

Little did the racing community or the sprint car racing world know when the Richert Memorial rolled around last September at the Cedar Lake Speedway, Chad's home track, it would be Gale Patterson's last race. Chad had already announced he was retiring from the sport to further his education and spend more time with his family, but he and his dad certainly planned to be spectators on several occasions. Just days after the Cedar Lake race, Gale was diagnosed with cancer. It spread quickly and a little over a month later, he was gone leaving a void for Chad and his family as well as the close-knit sprint car racing community. But the fun times of racing together as a family and fielding a race team together as father and son would not be forgotten, as those are priceless memories cherished for a lifetime. With this thought in mind, Chad Patterson wanted to put together some awards in honor and memory of his dad and the support he gave Chad throughout the years but also to help recognize the all-important father and son relationship in the sport of auto racing. Not in his wildest dreams did Chad think this would take off like it did, and it is with great pleasure and gratitude that Chad Patterson, through this press release, is able to announce that the opening night of the 2016 UMSS winged sprint car racing season will kick off at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday May 7 and be known as the Gale Patterson Memorial. Chad Patterson commented, "This race is to honor my dad and all dads that support their children’s dreams."

With tremendous support from the racing community, well over $3,000 has been raised so far in prize money and product contributions to add to the purse for the Gale Patterson Memorial. The 25 lap Gale Patterson Memorial Feature will pay $1,015 to win, $715 for second, $615 for third, $515 for fourth, $415 for fifth, and $315 from 6th through 18th. A good share of the money was placed near the back end of the field rather than all up front, as Chad often times recalled looking closely at what those positions paid. All pay positions end in “15” which was Chad's car number. The Gale Patterson Hard Charger Award will be one of the most notable prizes during the evening, as the driver who advances the furthest from their original starting position in the feature race will earn $600. Kurt Gaber of Gaber Signs is making a very nice plaque for the Hard Charger Award and is also having a trophy made for the feature winner. A random draw will take place for a special $200 Father/Son Award from the Patterson family during the evening. A motor plate valued at $385 will be presented to the 15th starter in the feature race while each Challenge Race winner will receive dust covers valued at $70 each. The motor plate and dust covers were donated by Jared Goerges on behalf of Precision Tool Technologies. For the 15th place finisher in the feature race, brake cleaner valued at $50 has been donated by O'Reilly Auto Parts.

Chad Patterson wishes to thank the following for their contributions: Jon Hunter, GRP Motorsports, Kurt Gaber of Gaber Signs, Jared Goerges and Precision Tool Technologies, JT Auto Sales of Cumberland, WI, Minnesota Mafia, Hahn Motorsports, Ron Olson Motorsports, the Kouba family, Dale Streiff, Cedar Lake Speedway, UMSS, Track Rat Photos, Dairy Queen of New Richmond, WI, Star Prairie Sports Bar, Gibson Motorsports, Jeff Pellersels, Graf Motorsports, Atomic Sheet Metal, Brad Barickman, the Patterson family and friends. Without their support, this event would not have reached the magnitude that it has. Racers, fans and especially families will certainly want to be on hand at the Cedar Lake Speedway when the UMSS 2016 racing season gets underway with the Gale Patterson Memorial on Saturday night May 7. It is going to be a great night of winged sprint car racing along with great memories of a man who exemplified what this wonderful sport is all about, helping support his son’s dream while racing together as a father and son family team.

 

 

Racing Fun Back at Mercer Raceway Park

(Mercer, PA April 20, 2016): After a successful "Let's Go Racing" promotion last weekend, Mercer Raceway Park will offer a full card of Saturday Night Live! racing on Saturday, April 23. Joining the six traditional classes of race cars will be the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints for their first outing of the season.

Brandon Matus, the third generation racer from Wampum, PA, took top honors, and $3,000 to boot, when he captured the opener for the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Cars. Matus usually hits his stride later in the season, so when he won his first race this early, he served notice that he will be a force to be contended with all year long. But, racers like defending champion Jack Sodeman, Jr. and former kingpin Eric Williams will give him a run for the money.

Jimmy Holden kicked off the defense of his Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified title with a big victory over a depleted field of cars. More competitors are expected this week, including J.R. McGinley, Kevin Hoffman, and Eric Gabany. And, don't forget, Frank Guidace has returned to action at the Park!

The Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors saw Andy Priest romp to victory last week. He will have his hands full with the likes of Darin Gallagher, C.J. Jones, George Hobaugh, and many others in the house.

Orange seems to be the hot color for Precise Racing Products Open Stocks, as Leigh Wheeler joined Chiller Thriller winner Brent Johnson in victory lane. Does that mean that William Hurrelbrink or Terry Wheeler win be next? The green machine of defending champion Ryan Moyer cannot be counted out, though.

These four classes will comprise the second stanza of racing, with the green flag waiving for the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks at 7 p.m.

The first round of racing will start at 5:30, with those Elder Tractor Sales Junior Sprints taking to the track. They will be followed by the Mini Stocks, presented by Epertherner's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles, and the Modified Lites, backed by Rock Concrete Supply. Todd Hanlon and Shane Pfeuffer grabbed the wins in their respective classes last week, so they will be looking to double up.

"We had a good first effort with our new format," said track owner Bill Altman. "We kept things moving, the entire program was finished before 10 p.m., and the track was in great shape." Altman noted that there were a few bumps in the road, and he is working with the track officials to smooth them out, so that this week's program will proceed even more efficiently.

"This is like offering the fans two shows for the price of one." Altman explained, "fans wanting the full experience can come out at 5:30 and see three classes in action, then, after a short break, the second round of action will begin."

Ticket prices for this event will be $13 for adults, $11 for seniors (age 60 and above), and $5 for students (ages 9 to 15). The children (ages 8 and under) will be admitted for free, as always. The economical Family Pass will be available for $28, and that will benefit two adults and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be $30.

Pit gates will open at 4, and the spectator entrances will open at 4:30. Racing will commence at 5:30 for the initial three classes, followed by a 7 p.m. start for the four star component.

If you cannot make it to Mercer Raceway Park this weekend, April 3o will be another Saturday Night Live! program. However, that will be Pittsburgh Circle Track Night, so members in good standing will be admitted for free, courtesy of Elder Tractor Sales and Service.

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

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

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

 

 

Chase Dietz Will Make Return on Saturday at Lincoln!

Set to Pilot Family-Owned 2D

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, Pa. (April 20, 2016) - After a short hiatus from the racing scene, York’s own Chase Dietz will make his return to 410 sprint car competition this Saturday evening, April 23, at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. The 2015 North American 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year will debut his family-owned No. 2D during his upcoming appearance in the Pigeon Hills, set to enter action for the first time since March 6.

“Feels good to be back,” explained Chase Dietz, “I’ve been patient, still trying to learn as much as I can even when not behind the wheel. With the help from my family and sponsors, I can pick up right where I left off. I can’t thank everyone enough; my mom, dad, Haas Shocks, Godfrey Racing Engines, Embee & Sons, Gardy Enterprises, Mark’s Automotive, Pancho’s Race Products, Keizer Wheels, Beer Hill Gang - they all played a huge role in bringing the ‘2D’ back to life.We’ve been putting this team together part by part the last few weeks. I can’t wait to get back in my seat.”

Chase Dietz is a one-time main event winner during 410 sprint car competition at Lincoln Speedway. The third generation racer made two starts in 2016 before separating from his former car owner, resulting in a seventh place finish during Lincoln’s Icebreaker 30 on Sunday, February 28.

“We basically have to start fresh,” said Dietz. “We only made a few starts this year before having to rebuild our own team. I think we’ll be just fine. It will take us a week or so to get back into rhythm, but I’m confident we’ll be competitive.”

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

Recent Highlights: Finished 7th during Icebreaker 30 at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, February 28, 2016. 2015 North American 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year

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

2016 Wins: N/A

Catch Chase Dietz on YouTube: https://youtu.be/c9k0Z_F9qrY

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

 

 

Kemenah Captures First All Star Win In 2016 At The Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway

By: Joe Burrage

Alvada, OH (April 18, 2016) - Chad Kemenah picked up his 30th Career All Star Circuit of Champions win on Sunday evening at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in dominating fashion. Kemenah got a tremendous start that allowed him to take the lead coming out of turn two and he never looked back as he lead all 25-Laps to claim the $5,000 Coffee Pot Classic.

“My brother works his tail off,” said Kemenah. “We have a really great team, although some of them are not here tonight and I can’t thank my car owners Rob and Rita Hunter enough for this opportunity. We have some new sponsors on board with us this year that put a lot of effort into this deal, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DKW Transport, JRC Transport, Champion Oil, Pro Shocks, Seneca Energy Corp, Kistler Racing Engines, and Maxim Chassis have all bent over backwards to help this team and it’s an honor to out here in Pennsylvania. I also have to thank JRC Transport for joining our team, it’s great to have loyal supporters out there that love the sport of sprint car racing and we can’t thank them enough for helping us out, it’s an honor to have them with us.”

Kemenah capped off the weekend with a win but the Four Time All Star Champion put together a very impressive weekend that started on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park. Kemenah started the 40-Lap main event in the third position and fell back to fifth early on. Kemenah started to work the top of the track and the Red Hunter Racing No.10H machine came to life as Dale Blaney and Kemenah would trade the lead multiple times during the feature. Kemenah continued to work the top of the track and was unaware of the rubber on the bottom of turn four and Blaney would power under Kemenah with a handful of laps and hold on for the win.

“That was a pretty good race tonight, I got caught behind a few lapped cars and Dale (Blaney) took advantage of it and used the rubber to his advantage,” said Kemenah. “It feels great to start the season like this my brother Brian (Kemenah) puts in a lot of time at the shop making sure this car is in tip top shape so we can win races and we nearly did tonight. I have to thank all the fans for coming out I know it was pretty dusty but I hope everyone enjoyed the feature tonight. I also have to thank Rob and Rita Hunter, they have gone above and beyond to make sure we have everything we need to come out here and win races and we feel we are very close to getting a victory. I also have to thank all of our supporter, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DKW Transport, Champion Racing Oil, JRC Transport, Seneca Energy Corp, Pro Shocks, Elite Wings, Kistler Racing Engines, and Maxim Chassis, this could not be possible without your support as well.”

On Saturday night Kemenah and the rest of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions were in action at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. Things started off slow for Kemenah as he timed in 12th overall, from there he went on to win the third heat race of the evening but he would not participate in the Dash.

Starting the 30-Lap; feature in the ninth position was not the ideal starting position but Kemenah was confident he could move forward and stay out trouble during the race. Jac Haudenschild set very fast pace early on and Kemenah played it cool and let the track come to him. Kemenah started to make his way forward slowly while keeping the car nice and straight and hitting his marks on the track lap after lap. The consistent driving effort paid off and Kemenah crossed the finish line in the fourth position and earning the MSD Performance Hard Charger Award for passing five cars in the feature.

“Racing tonight was tough, you had to be patient and if a mistake was made you were going to lose a couple of positions really quick,” says Kemenah. “We timed in 12th quick and won the heat race but we want to start closer to the front in the feature. My brother Brian and the team worked really hard on the car all night long and the car was feeling pretty good. Our goal right now is to stay consistent from start to finish and the wins will come, we have a long season ahead of us and staying consistent is a huge part of this deal.”

Next weekend the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will be back in the Keystone State of Pennsylvania to invade Posse Territory. On Saturday, April 23rd Kemenah will be at the Port Royal Speedway for the very first Keith Kauffman Classic Inaugural Race, and on Sunday, April 24th the All Stars return to the Selinsgrove Speedway for the first time since 2000.

Chad Kemenah has had success at both of these tracks in the past. In 2009 Kemenah had a solid Central PA Speedweek aboard the Charlie and Dawn Sorokach owned No.35 sprinter. Kemenah picked up the win at the Selinsgrove Speedway that week and a few years later he returned to track and was able to capture a fourth place finish.

“Anytime you can go race in Central Pennsylvania and run consistently is a huge confidence builder, and anytime you can win out there is also very gratifying as well because those guys are tough and they know those tracks so well and they give you everything they got no matter what,” says Kemenah. “Port Royal and Selinsgrove are both super-fast ½ mile tracks and you have to have a good motor program to win at those tracks. Rob Hunter provides us with everything we need to be competitive anytime we unload the race car. We are going to do our normal routine with the car this week and make sure we have everything in its proper place so can go out there and do the best we can.”

 

 

Commemorative Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Quilt up for grabs to one lucky person with proceeds going to benefit the NARC Benevolent Fund

By Gary Thomas

Aptos, CA – April 20, 2016…Each season there are various auctions & functions held to benefit the Northern Auto Racing Club Benevolent Fund, which uses 100% of the funds raised to support the families of injured drivers, crew members and officials that are a part of Sprint Car racing in California.

This year a very special item is being put up to help benefit the fund, with that being a beautiful quilt that commemorates the late Dave Bradway Jr., which was put together by Joanie Hartung. Bradway Jr. was one of Northern California’s favorite drivers, who ultimately lost his life in a 1987 racing accident at the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup in Washington.

Tickets for a chance to win the quilt will be sold throughout the year at King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series races, including the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial at Silver Dollar Speedway on April 30, along with various Ocean Sprints/Civil War races & other events in Northern California. Plans are also underway to set up a Pay Pal account to purchase tickets online.

The winning ticket will be pulled out at the season-ending Tribute to Gary Patterson on Saturday November 5 at the Stockton Dirt Track. That night features the championship finale for both the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster. Patterson was also a racing hero of Bradway’s growing up. You do not have to be present at the event to win.

The tickets for a chance to win the quilt will be sold as follows: One ticket for $2, five tickets for $6 or 25 tickets for $20. We will post on the PMG social media sites & website prior to each race that the tickets will be sold at.

The quilt showcases a number of past Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial T-shirts assembled in a beautiful display by professional quilter Hartung, who has won numerous awards over the years for her outstanding work. The shirts were donated by various gracious individuals, including Tom Norberg & the Durica family. There were also a dozen individuals that helped contribute money to build it, which was quilted by Sherrie Sherman.

Various beneficiaries of the Northern Auto Racing Club Benevolent Fund over the last number of years have include Dennis Moore Jr., Billy Sellers, Danny Faria Jr., the family of Alan Urias, Randy Hannagan, Tom Milne, Brad Bumgarner, the family of David Tarter and Peter Murphy.

As noted for updates on the quilt visit www.racepmg.com & our social media

 

 

 

Brian Brown – Pair of Podium Finishes Continues Streak!

(Bill W) April 20, 2016 – Since returning to the Midwest in late March, Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team have been on a roll. In seven events, they have not failed to finish out of the top five. Two third place finishes last weekend at Knoxville Raceway in the 410 class, and with the ASCS Warrior region at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia marks five podium finishes in the last six races. The team will return to Knoxville this Saturday night.

You came out 21st in the qualifying order Saturday at Knoxville and still laid down second quick.

Qualifying is a huge part of racing, and you have to qualify well. Charlie Garrett has worked hard this winter on our engines. We’ve seen those results this year. Saturday was no different. We were able to get second quick.

That lined you up sixth in the heat, and you were able to charge to a win there.

I thought we had one of the tougher heats. With the caliber of cars that were in there, I was just hoping to sneak into third or fourth. When the green dropped, we could really go anywhere we wanted.

Have you made any significant changes this year to the car?

We switched over to Factory Kahne shocks and they’ve allowed our car to go into spots that we haven’t before. When guys went to the top, we’d go to the bottom and vice versa. We got the win in the heat, and it worked out well for us.

You started fifth in the feature. There was a lot of good racing in there, and you ended up third.

We were just a little too tight to start the race. We gave up too much track position early. I think at one time we were back to sixth or seventh. Once the fuel load burned off, we really came forward well. The car was really good the last six to ten laps and we were able to finish third. It was a good learning experience for us, and something we’ll add to the notebook for the Nationals. I think Saturday was a good step in the right direction.

It was a quick turnaround to a day show in Sedalia.

I want to thank Gerry Olson and Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps for bringing racing back to Sedalia for seven events this year. There was a time that we didn’t think racing would ever return there, so we’re excited. It was an afternoon show, so we knew it would probably be dry and slick. It turned out to be the best prepared track I’ve seen for a day show. In the heat, we were able to go from fifth to second. I got to pushing the issue too hard, got over the cushion, and let Cody Baker get back by me. We were in a bad spot, because that one spot would have put us in the redraw. As it was, we started ninth. It wasn’t one of my brightest decisions on the track.

What were your thoughts heading into the feature?

We knew it was already laying rubber. We needed to get what we could on the start and get in line. We were able to get up to third and take what we could. I was kicking myself a little bit for the mistake in the heat race. We would have liked to make the redraw, but it is what it is. My hat is off to my guys. We were home from Knoxville about five in the morning, and we were leaving for Sedalia again at eight. They did a phenomenal job.

That’s seven top fives and five podium finishes since you’ve been back in the Midwest.

If you can put yourself in that position every night, you’re going to win your fair share of races. We’re looking forward to getting back to Knoxville Saturday and try a few things we wanted to try last week. Hopefully, we can get the win.

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Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brown’s Bits

Brian won Knoxville’s season opener in 2007 and went on to win the championship that year. Brian would struggle to 20th quick, but surged from 7th to 4th in his heat race. Starting 17th in the feature, he was second by the halfway point, and cruised by Skip Jackson for the lead on lap 14. He was followed to the stripe by Ricky Logan, Scott Winters, Kaley Gharst and Dennis Moore Jr.

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,850 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 5th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

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

Marketing Partner of the Week – Weld Wheels

Weld ®. The word is virtually synonymous with racing wheels. Their heritage is unmatched; their product is the choice of champions in most forms of motorsports. Founded in 1968 by Greg Weld out of the pure love of racing, the company has undergone many changes over the last forty years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is that the product is still designed and manufactured in Kansas City, USA. In November 2008, the heritage and future became one, as Weld Racing, LLC was formed by current Weld management and Granite Creek Partners, LLC, to place ownership and leadership of the company back in the hands of racers. Visit them at www.WeldRacing.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Wolfe Eye Clinic

If you're one of the 140 million Americans who are afflicted with a refractive disorder such as being nearsighted, farsighted or having astigmatism, LASIK surgery may offer the vision you want without the constraints of glasses or contacts. There are a variety of important factors to consider when deciding on a refractive surgeon. Experience and training should be two of the most important considerations. For years, the physicians at Wolfe Eye Clinic have been leaders in LASIK laser vision correction. In fact, our physicians have been leaders in the development of laser vision correction and were the first to bring this technology to Iowa. They have been performing refractive surgery since 1984. With more than 29 years of experience and over 37,000 refractive surgeries performed, no one in Iowa is more qualified to provide LASIK surgery than the physicians at Wolfe Eye Clinic.

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, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, Next LED Sports, Schure Built Suspension, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, Fuel-Safe Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Tru Square, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, Klein RV, Duke’s Meats, BIGS Sunflower Seeds, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines, MSD and Fortress Wealth Management for all their support!

 

 

Kasey Kahne Racing Leads Way For KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: The Kasey Kahne Racing duo of Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman had a monster weekend as they led the winning way for KSE Racing Products.

In the World of Outlaws final weekend on the West Coast, it was a total KKR sweep as Brad Sweet won during the series’ return to the Bakersfield Speedway on Friday night, before Daryn Pittman picked of wins at the Perris Auto Speedway and the USA Raceway Park.

Rico Abreu returned to his winning ways with KSE Racing Products as the NASCAR Camping World Truck driver returned to his native California to score wins at the Silver Dollar Speedway as well as the Placerville Speedway.

The All Star Circuit of Champions resumed their 2016 schedule over the weekend and it was a pair of familiar faces scoring wins as Dale Blaney took top honors at the Attica Raceway Park and Chad Kemmenah parked in victory lane at the Bedford Speedway.

During the Knoxville Raceway season opener it was a 410/360 sweep for KSE Racing Products as Bryan Clauson won the 360ci feature while reigning track champ, Danny Lasoski notched yet another win at the famed speedway.

Carson Macedo earned his first win in the state of Ohio as he won at the Fremont Speedway, Parker Price-Miller landed in victory lane with the IRA, Shane Golobic dominated at the Ocean Speedway, while Jamie Veal, Josh Hodges, Tim Crawley, and Greg Hodnett also used KSE Racing Products to score victories.

Steering The Best From East To West: KSE Racing Products continues to prove their steering performance all across the country. You want the best? Visit www.kse-racing.com to find a dealer in your area and get your hands on KSE’s new lightweight, Black Series Gen2 Power Steering Gear, Black Series HPD Power Steering Pump, and Stingray Wing Valve & Cylinder.

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

 

 

Brandon Wimmer – Second at Atomic Sets Up All Star Showdown!

(Bill W) April 20, 2016 – A late slider attempt in the last corner fell just short for Brandon Wimmer last Saturday night at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. The Fairmount, Indiana driver would settle for second in the John Shewbrooks #A67. The team will be back at Atomic on April 30 when the All Star Circuit of Champions invades the high-banked 3/8-mile oval.

Brandon would set down quick time last Saturday night at 11.993 seconds. “John has a really good motor,” he says. “I’ve run a lot of laps around Atomic and I feel really comfortable there as well.”

After starting fourth in his heat and motoring to a second place finish, he would start outside row two for the main event. “I feel like we had the best car,” says Brandon. “We were able to get up to second the first four or five laps. I was able to catch the leader (Dallas Hewitt) when traffic came. It was one of those deals where I couldn’t do much with him in open air, but we were better in traffic.”

Unfortunately, the yellow flag would fly. “We had a caution about halfway through,” says Brandon. “It took a while to get back into traffic. On the last lap, I took a slider in turn three and didn’t quite make it.”

The second place finish was a good outing for Brandon and the team and good preparation for the All Stars a week from Saturday. “It was a good night,” he says. “We tested the new W18 right rear for the first time. The car was working really well. We’re looking forward to when the All Stars come there on April 30.”

Brandon would like to thank his own long-term partners Simpson Racing Products, Butlerbuilt Professional Seat Systems and All Star Performance.

Brandon on the Web

Check out Brandon’s website at www.BrandonWimmer.com!

Also, follow Brandon on Twitter @BrandonWimmer and on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/brandon.wimmer!

 

 

 

 

Smith Earns Top 10 at Attica to Open All Star Tripleheader

Inside Line Promotions - BEDFORD, Pa. (April 20, 2016) - Less than the tick of a clock can make or break your night when it comes to sprint car racing. For Ryan Smith it made for a lot of hard work over the weekend.

The Kunkletown, Pa., driver competed in three events with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions over the weekend. It began at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday followed by Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday and ending Sunday on the half-mile Bedford Speedway.

The All Stars' procedure has drivers qualifying against the cars in their respective heat races with the top four in times inverted for the heats. The top two finishers of each heat then compete in a dash and where they finish is where they start in the feature event.

Smith made the inversion for his heat at Attica and qualified for the dash, and thus a better starting position in the feature. However, at both Wayne County and Bedford, he missed the four-car heat race inversion by one position. He finished in the necessary position to make the feature, but had to start toward the back of the field in each feature event.

"At least with the All Stars a bad qualifying pill number doesn't necessarily put you behind the eight ball all night because you are only qualifying with the cars in your heat," he said. "Unfortunately as tough as the competition is, just a hundredth of a second can be the difference in starting in the first two rows and getting that shot at making the dash."

Smith went into the HD Supply Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park with a lot of confidence after winning the event in 2015. He set the fourth quickest time in his heat race group, started on the pole and finished second in a heat race and qualified for the dash, where he placed sixth. Smith then finished where he started - sixth - in the 40-lap feature on a track that took rubber making passing difficult.

The next night at Wayne County Speedway Smith qualified 14th out of the 30 cars and fifth for his heat. He made the A Main with a sixth-place finish in his heat, which started him 17th in the feature. He ended with a 16th-place result.

Smith wrapped up the weekend on Sunday at Bedford Speedway, which saw 42 cars in competition. Again, he qualified fifth quick in his heat race group and 22 nd overall, putting him to the inside of the third row for the starting grid of his heat. Smith raced to a fifth-place heat finish, good enough to make the A Main. On a track where passing was at a premium, Smith started 19th and came home 15th at the checkers.

Smith has a busy weekend on tap as he will battle the famed "PA Posse" at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday for the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial before battling the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions again on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic and Sunday at Selinsgrove Speedway near Selinsgrove, Pa., for the Ray Tilley Classic.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 15 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 6 (5); Feature: 6 (6).

April 16 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 16 (17)

April 17 - Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa.- Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 15 (19)

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10, 8 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa; Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., and Sunday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing

Twitter Race Updates: https://twitter.com/DeniseS_SS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid

Instagram: https://instagram.com/denises_ss

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fighting Angels Foundation

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"We need to find a cure for kids like little Joey who have Angelman Syndrome," Smith said. "The Fighting Angels Foundation is a great foundation that raises money to find a cure for this syndrome. Hopefully in the near future there will be a cure."

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

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DONNY SCHATZ Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance Team Chasing Texas Outlaw Nationals Double

INDIANAPOLIS (April 20, 2016) – One of the most important lessons Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz learned during his rookie season with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 1997 was respecting the opportunity to race in a series founded by the ultimate Sprint car fan, the late Ted Johnson. In this, his 20th season of competing with “The Greatest Show on Dirt,” Schatz continues to appreciate his opportunity to compete as an Outlaw at dirt tracks all across the country and have the chance to build his legacy in the sport.

Schatz, the seven-time and reigning WoO champion, leads the Outlaws to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, the site of their inaugural race back in March 1978, as the defending champion of the Ted Johnson Memorial. The driver of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J enters the two-night Texas Outlaw Nationals tied for the lead in WoO A-Feature victories this season with five and is looking to make it three consecutive seasons with wins at Devil’s Bowl.

One of many lures that attracts drivers to competing with the Outlaws is the opportunity to compete not only with high-caliber drivers and teams, but to venture to historic dirt ovals all across the country. For the first six seasons of his Outlaw career, Schatz competed at the half-mile, dirt oval twice annually, racing in the Spring Nationals early and Winter Nationals late in the season. In his first Outlaw race in March 1997, Schatz made an impression by qualifying sixth in the field of 50 cars. The following season, he raced wheel-to-wheel with Steve Kinser for the Spring Nationals victory before ultimately finishing second.

Schatz broke through to claim his first win at Devil’s Bowl – it was his historic 150th career WoO A-Feature win - two seasons ago when the Outlaws returned to the track following an 11-year hiatus. He raced past early leader Wayne Johnson on lap 11 and led the final laps of the 25-lap A-Feature to capture the win. Last April, Schatz outdueled Shane Stewart, leading the first seven and final 14 circuits of the 30-lap Ted Johnson Memorial, to claim one of his career-best 31 WoO A-Feature victories in a single season.

The Outlaws begin their invasion through Middle America with 17 races completed in the 2016 campaign. The traveling Sprint car stars began the season in Florida during Speedweeks and followed that with two races in Texas before a trio of races in Las Vegas and Arizona. Monday’s race in Tucson followed the Outlaws’ annual spring run through California. Schatz also ventured to Devil’s Bowl last spring with five wins, and he’s coming off a second-place finish Monday at USA Raceway in Tucson. The finish was his 11th top-five of the season and he currently ranks third in the championship standings with 2,296 points, 99 behind leader Brad Sweet.

For Friday and Saturday’s races, the pit gates will open at 3 p.m. CDT while the grandstands open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit devilsbowl.com or call 972-222-2421.

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

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

In this, your 20th season of competing with the World of Outlaws, what is it like to return to some of the places like Devils Bowl, where you competed regularly early in your career?

“I was excited a couple of years ago when we were able to come back to Devil’s Bowl. When I first started racing with the Outlaws, I was trying to learn as much as I could in order to stay out here. I didn’t have much time to think about big picture things, like the history and tradition. I knew it was a historic place. Coming back here in 2014 and being able to finally win and add my name to the likes of Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell and Doug Wolfgang, three of my heroes, as a Devil’s Bowl winner was pretty awesome. It was also special to win with Kenny Woodruff at the track. He won that first Outlaw race as a crew chief with Jimmy Boyd and he spent a couple of seasons as my crew chief early in my career. There are a lot of Sprint car fans in Texas and Oklahoma and we raced in the region quite a bit early in my career. It’s been good the past couple of years going back into those areas and having some races. I know I appreciate the chance to return to some of the tracks that really paved the way for me to be doing what I love to do.”

Since racing at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in early March, most of your races have been on the smaller tracks. Are you looking forward to getting back on a bigger half-mile, dirt track this weekend?

“We’re excited to get on a big track. That’s one of the things with the World of Outlaws that challenges you. You have to be able to succeed on all sorts of track sizes and conditions. We lost two races at Calistoga, which is a bigger track, to rain, and we were hoping to try some things there. We’ll get the chance to work on some things at Devils Bowl. It’s big and fast. The track can change pretty quickly, but that’s where having an experienced team like this Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance crew comes in. My guys – Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti – work extremely hard between races to make sure we are ready for anything that might come at us on race night, and I’ll say they are the best in the business at getting a car better as the night goes on. We’re really looking forward to the weekend and doing everything we can do in order to have a couple chances of coming out victorious at Devils Bowl.”

 

 

Dover Venturing to Rapid Speedway Friday for GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Tri-State Opener

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (April 20, 2016) - Jack Dover is scheduled to make his first trip to Rapid Speedway in approximately four years this weekend.

Dover will return to the 3/8-mile oval in Rock Rapids, Iowa, for the first time since 2012 this Friday with the GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Tri-State Region.

"We were supposed to go there last year, but it ended up raining out," he said. "I'm looking forward to heading back. We had a good car the last time there and moved forward every time we hit the track. I remember making the feature redraw and pulled the highest number so that was hard to overcome."

Dover won a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race after starting sixth to garner the most points following heat race competition during the event in July 2012. However, he pulled the No. 8 during the random redraw to start the feature on the outside of the fourth row. Dover then rallied to a fourth-place result.

"Jason Johnson won that night with Tony Bruce Jr. and Dustin Morgan also finishing ahead of me," he said. "I think if we had drawn a better number we would have been in contention for the victory. Hopefully we'll have the same speed and a little better luck drawing this Friday."

Dover elected not to travel to 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., last weekend for a GoMuddy.com National Sprint League NCRA/NSL 360 Region event because of weather concerns.

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Tri-State Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Home Pride Companies, Inc.

Home Pride Companies, Inc., is a leader in vinyl siding, window replacement, roofing and guttering. Based in Omaha, Neb., Home Pride Companies, Inc., also specializes in storm damage repair and has served Nebraska and Iowa for more than 25 years. For more information, visit http://www.HomePrideCompanies.com.

"Luke Cochran has become a family friend the last few years and he's been instrumental in keeping our program going," Dover said. "He also has a great company, which we've seen firsthand when Home Pride Companies, Inc., roofed my parent's house."

Dover would also like to thank Certified Transmission, True Trucking, Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, Thorpe's Body Shop, Backlund Plumbing, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaver Racing Engines, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors and Vortex Wings for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. The only variable missing is a reliable truck and trailer. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail TeamDover@gmail.com.

 

 

Bergman Heading Home Following Strong Weekend in the Midwest

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (April 20, 2016) - Seth Bergman is returning home for a short stint after scoring a pair of solid results in the Midwest last weekend.

The Washington State native is scheduled to compete in a micro sprint this Friday at Deming Speedway in Everson, Wash., before tackling the season opener at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on Saturday in his sprint car.

"It's always great to get back where I grew up and race in front of family and friends," he said. "We have some downtime in the Midwest the next couple of weeks so we thought it'd be a great time to return to Washington."

Bergman is coming off a pair of top 10s last weekend, which began on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. Bergman qualified 16th quickest and he advanced from third to second place in a heat race to lock into the 16th starting position for the main event.

"It's important to get as many laps at Knoxville as you can before the Knoxville Nationals this summer," he said. "We had a good car in the feature and moved forward. It was a good night to get better dialed in at Knoxville and add to our notebook."

Bergman charged from 16th to eighth in the main event, which was the second-most cars passed by any driver.

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway with the ASCS Warrior Region. Bergman rallied from eighth to fourth place in a heat race, which earned him enough points to make the feature redraw. Unfortunately, Bergman pulled the second-highest number - seven - in the random draw to line up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"Track position was key on a track that was rubber down," he said. "We did our best to maneuver to the front and save our tires. After we got to second I had to go into conserve-mode just to make it to the finish. I'm not sure we could have made another couple of laps on those tires."

Bergman finished with a runner-up result, which marked his seventh top five of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 16 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 8 (16).

April 17 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (8); Feature: 2 (7).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 3 wins, 7 top fives, 9 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Deming Speedway in Everson, Wash., and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Corridor Electric

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

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

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Young Tools, Eagle Motorsports, Speedy Auto Service, SpeedMart, Scott Baylor Racing Engines and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

 

 

J&J Auto Racing Teams Take Top Honors In Five Races Five Victories, Five Top-Five Finishes Highlight Week

McKenzie, Tenn. (April 20, 2016) – J&J Auto Racing teams cut a wide swath through the Midwest and Eastern regions of the country last week as they drove the McKenzie, Tenn., based chassis manufacturer’s brand to an impressive tally of five victories and five top-five finishes in four states. Capping the solid run of racing was an additional two second place finishes, two third place finishes and a fifth place finish that put the period on a stellar week for J&J Auto Racing.

LIMALAND RACEWAY PARK – LIMA, OH

Defending track champion, Jared Horstman, wasted little time in showing why he took home top honors in the 2015 K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders Series championship chase as he returned to the winner’s circle at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, on Friday, April 15. By lap nine of the A-main event, the No. 17 of Horstman would be in control of the race, setting the pace for the remainder of the 25-lap feature event. For more information regarding Horstman, visit www.Facebook.com/JaredHorstmanRacing or follow him on Twitter @JaredHorstman17.

TRAIL-WAY SPEEDWAY – HANOVER, PA

Doug Hammaker made it back-to-back victories as he earned his second win of 2016 on Friday, April 15, at Trail-Way Speedway in Hanover, Pa. The victory marked the first time in his career that Hammaker had visited the winner’s circle at the 1/3-mile facility. Hammaker’s No. 66 started from the pole by way of the inversion and though he led every lap, the win was not without challenge as second place Dwight Leppo battled for the lead numerous times. Leppo, who had won the third heat to transfer to the feature, started the A-main from the third position in the No. 4 entry and passed Brandon Noel on lap two for the second position en route to his runner-up finish. Noel would also score a top-five finish as he drove the No. 10B entry in a solid outing to claim the fifth spot.

For more information regarding Hammaker, follow him on Twitter @dhammaker66 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dhr66/. Follow Noel on Twitter @RacingNoel10B or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/NoelRacing10B.

LERNERVILLE SPEEDWAY – SARVER, PA

Carl Bowser took home a podium finish at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on Friday, April 15, by nabbing a third place finish in the People’s Natural Gas Sprint Cars 410ci division. Bowser ran as high as second place during the 25-lap A-main but a last lap pass saw the No. 10 entry take the checkered flag in third. For more information regarding Bowser, visit www.CarlBowser.com, follow him on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CarlBowserRacing or on Twitter @carlbowser.

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY – KNOXVILLE, IA

Bryan Clauson wasted little time in making a mark at the legendary Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway on Saturday, April 16, as he posted his first career 360ci Sprint Car feature victory at the facility. Starting 10th, Clauson worked his way through traffic and by lap four had taken over the fifth position. Working the cushion, the No. 17W Matt Wood Racing entry took the lead on lap 12, just before a caution flag flew. Besting the field on the restart, Clauson led the final six laps of the feature event to take the checkered flag.

The No 17W team didn’t just shine in the 360ci division, as they also took home a solid second place run in the 410ci feature event. Qualifying sixth quick, Clauson took an early lead in the 25-lap A-main but a late race caution saw him fall back to second. For more information regarding Clauson, please visit www.bryanclauson.com or www.Facebook.com/BryanClausonRacing. You can follow him on Twitter @BryanClausonInc.

Chris Walraven joined an elite list of drivers following his win in the 305ci class at Knoxville Raceway on April 16 as he became the fifth driver in history to win in all three divisions (410ci, 360ci, 305ci) at the historic half-mile. Walraven and the No. 56W Konrad Motorsports entry battled traffic, caution flags and a late race challenge to take the checkered flag. For more information regarding Walraven, please visit https://www.facebook.com/Muddylush-Racing-348833445289723/.

DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY – MESQUITE, TX

Raven Culp earned his first victory of 2016 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on April 16 with a win in the IMCA RaceSaver 305ci division. Culp finished second in heat one en route to the victory in the No. 3 Culp Racing entry. Chip Graham also scored a podium finish in the event, driving the No. 5 entry to a third place finish. For more information regarding Culp, follow him on Twitter @CulpRacing3.

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

 

 

Quick Hits: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at I-30 Speedway

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — April 20, 2016 — For the first time in over 20 years, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will be in action at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas on Tuesday, April 26. A number of drivers competing full-time with the series have raced at the track in the past in the Short Track Nationals and four have won that famed event. A few drivers will be making their inaugural visit to the quarter-mile as well. This edition of Quick Hits sets the stage for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to I-30 Speedway.

Plenty of Laps

Jason Johnson has probably turned more laps at I-30 Speedway than any of the other current full-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series driver. The native of Eunice, Louisiana, who won the 2006 Short Track Nationals, has raced at the quarter-mile in 13 different seasons, amassing around 30 main event starts, including preliminary features. Johnson has a total of five wins in his career at I-30 Speedway, a track where he raced for the first time in 1998.

Perfect Debut

Paul McMahan, who is a two-time winner of the Short Track Nationals, made his first trip to I-30 Speedway in 2002 for the marquee event. He won a preliminary night feature that year to lock himself into the main event, which he also won. McMahan nearly repeated his sweep in 2012, though he finished second on a preliminary night en route to winning the Short Track Nationals that year. The Californian, who now calls the Nashville area home, has competed at I-30 Speedway in five different seasons over the course of his career.

Big Win

Brad Sweet added his name to the exclusive list of Short Track Nationals winners in 2010. In just his second appearance at I-30 Speedway, the native of Grass Valley, Calif., was victorious on a preliminary night and followed that up with a win in the finale. Sweet, who has qualified for the main event of the Short Track Nationals in all three of his attempts, finished ninth in his most recent visit to I-30 Speedway in 2011.

Another Winner

Jason Sides won the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in 2001. The native of Bartlett, Tennessee has raced at the quarter-mile quite a bit during his career, especially in his early years. The veteran driver made his I-30 Speedway debut in 1995 and won his first race at the track the following year. Sides last raced at I-30 Speedway during the 2013 Short Track Nationals.

Oh So Close

Shane Stewart has been very close to winning the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway a trio of times during his career. He finished second in 2002 and 2007, after winning a preliminary feature, and was third in 2011. The driver of the Larson Marks No. 2 has made around 25 starts in his career at the track, finishing among the top-10 in 20 of those races. He has a total of three wins at I-30 Speedway in his career, with two coming in Short Track Nationals preliminary nights and the third in a full point-paying ASCS (American Sprint Car Series) race.

Solid and Steady

Daryn Pittman has raced sparingly at I-30 Speedway over the years, but has always been very consistent when he takes to the quarter-mile. He has finished on the podium in three of his last four starts at the track, including a preliminary feature win in the 2005 Short Track Nationals and a runner-up finish in the finale of the 2002 event. Pittman has six top-10 finishes in 10 starts at I-30 Speedway in his career.

Repeat Visitor

Greg Wilson, who is a contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season, has made six trips to I-30 Speedway in his career to compete in the Short Track Nationals. He finished a career-best third in the finale of the event in 2010, after also running third on a preliminary night that year. Wilson has qualified for the main event in four of his six trips to Little Rock and has a pair of top-10 finishes in those events. In preliminary features at the Short Track Nationals, the native of Benton Ridge has four top-10 finishes.

Return Trip

Joey Saldana returns to I-30 Speedway for the first time since competing in the 2011 Short Track Nationals. In that event, the veteran driver finished 13th on a preliminary night and was 17th in the finale. Saldana, who hails from Brownsburg, Indiana, cut his teeth racing on bullrings, similar to I-30 Speedway in his home state.

Add a Track to the List

Donny Schatz, the seven-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion has been to countless tracks during his storied career. One track he has never raced at, though, is I-30 Speedway. Schatz does have two wins in the state of Arkansas in his career, with those coming at Batesville Speedway and Riverside International Speedway.

Great Lineage

Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen will both be seeing I-30 Speedway for the first time as well. While the pair of young drivers will be making their debut at the track, their team owner, Hall of Famer Bobby Allen, who is Jacob’s father and Logan’s grandfather, has raced at I-30 Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and was victorious in the series second-ever race at the track in 1980.

A Trip South

Terry McCarl made his first start at I-30 Speedway during the 2013 Short Track Nationals. He finished eighth in the 40-lap finale, which was the best showing of the three “rookie” drivers who made the field that year. On the first preliminary night of that event, McCarl won a heat race and finished second in a qualifier to lock himself into the feature, where he started third. In the finale of that event, the veteran driver raced his way through a B-main into the A-Feature, where he came from 13th to finish eighth.

A Foundation to Build On

David Gravel has competed in the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway twice in his young career. The Connecticut native made his debut at the track in 2010, racing his way into the main event on the final night. Gravel returned to I-30 Speedway in 2013, earning a sixth-place finish on a preliminary night and ending up 13th in the finale, with a stout 80-plus car field in attendance.

Invaders

A handful of “invaders” are tentatively scheduled to take on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at I-30 Speedway. First and foremost, is three-time series champion and three-time Short Track Nationals winner Sammy Swindell. The Hall of Famer won for the first time at I-30 Speedway back in 1975 and has won three times with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the track.

Bryan Clauson, who is in the midst of attempting to run 200 total races this season, will be in attendance as well. He has won 10 races already this season in a variety of open-wheel machines. Other invaders include Brad Bacon, from Oklahoma, who is the 2014 USAC National Sprint Car Series champion and Dusty Zomer, the 2015 sprint car champion at Badlands Motor Speedway in his home state of South Dakota.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas on Tuesday, April 26 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Discount General Admission tickets can also be purchased at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Each ticket purchased at an O’Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

The rain date for the event, if needed, is Wednesday, April 27.

For more information on tickets, visit slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

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Midweek FAST Action Update: Macedo Wins 410 Round 1, 305 Season Begins Friday at Attica;

Points will be tallied following upcoming weekend doubleheader

FAST Series Press

FREMONT, Ohio (April 20, 2016) - After waiting longer than expected due to Mother Nature’s unwillingness to cooperate, the eighth year of FAST Series action finally commenced, launching a new season of competitive 410 and 305 sprint car competition in northwest Ohio and the surrounding areas.

It was California native Carson Macedo who found victory lane during the first night of Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service competition on Saturday night, April 16, at Fremont Speedway. The 19-year-old, who piloted the Mintz Motorsports, Real Geese Decoys, No. 09X to victory lane at “The Track That Action Built,” started sixth on the main event grid and worked forward the entire 30-lap distance, all before driving under defending FAST 410 Series champion Byron Reed on the final circuit to score his place in victory lane.

There were 25 Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service sprint cars entered for action on Saturday night at Fremont. Paige Polyak set fast time during qualifying time trials, with Brian Smith, Jody Keegan and Jordan Ryan each earning heat race victories. The FAST 410 Series win was the first of Macedo’s career, followed at the final checkers by Byron Reed, Broc Martin, Craig Mintz and Jody Keegan.

FAST 410 Series competition will continue on Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, with back-to-back rounds at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. Attica Raceway Park was originally scheduled to host the 2016 FAST 410 Series opener, but lost to Mother Nature. The home of “Ohio’s Finest Racing” will try again this Friday evening.

“If opening night is any indication, 2016 is going to be an incredible season,” said Rich Farmer, FAST Series promoter. “We had 25 of the most talented teams in the area join us at Fremont, with a large number planning to be full-time FAST competitors. Congratulations to Carson Macedo. It was a great race with an even better finish, which left the fans hungry for more. We’ll see how next weekend unfolds.”

Also on tap during the upcoming weekend will be the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro, participating in back-to-back rounds this Friday and Saturday, April 22-23. The top 305 sprint car pilots in northwest Ohio, and the surrounding areas, will jump start their 2016 FAST championship season on Friday night, April 22, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a visit to Fremont Speedway. The opening weekend doubleheader will launch a 14-race schedule in 2016, all accumulating points toward the $2,500 FAST 305 Series title.

FAST 410 Series points and FAST 305 Series points will be updated after the upcoming doubleheader. Memberships are still available and will be open until Saturday, April 23, at Fremont Speedway. Once FAST Series memberships are closed, the championship point standings will be released.

“We wanted to give teams an opportunity to sign up late, just in case they were riding the fence about making a decision to join or not,” explained Rich Farmer. “Sometimes it takes teams a few weeks to figure out what they want to do or what kind of a schedule they want to commit to. I’m confident that 2016 will be one of the most competitive years to date. It will be exciting to watch the championship unfold during the next several months.”

2016 Winners:

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

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

FAST Series Information:

FAST Series membership forms are now available online at www.fastondirt.com. Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2016 Kistler Racing Products FAST Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2016 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2016 FAST Series point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, K S Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts , All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels

 

 

Cottage Grove Speedway Returns For Spring Showdown; Kage Kart Opener On Friday
By Ben Deatherage
Cottage Grove, Oregon- 2016 has been a great season so far at Cottage Grove Speedway. The historic ¼-mile clay oval, celebrating its 60th Anniversary, has featured, some great racing, good car counts, and full grandstands. CGS returns this weekend for a doubleheader on the card.

The 2016 Season Opener for the Kage Karts will be the first event of the two. Featuring the upcoming talent of the Pacific Northwest, you can watch these future stars in action on Friday April 22nd. General Admission is FREE and Pit Passes are $10.00 and Car and Driver fees will be $35.00. The Pit Gate will open up around 3:00 PM and the Pit Meeting is at 6:00 PM with Hot Laps and Racing to follow.

The ¼-mile will be back in action on Saturday the 23rd. Classes featured include the 360 Sprints, IMCA Sport Mods, Late Models, and Quality RV Repair Hornets. The track will again be offering a special $10.00 admission for everyone ages 13 years and up. Children 12-6 are $5.00 and 5 and Under is FREE as always. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, and Racing is scheduled to start around 6:30.

The 360 division will be sanctioned this week by the Interstate Sprint Car Series which hasn’t held an event since 2013 and the last time they visited CGS was in 2011. Roger Crockett managed to best the field in the one and only 360 showing of 2016 via a seventh starting position. The race is $1,500.00 to win and $200.00 to start and should attract some top tier talent of the entire region.

Jorddon Braaten was magnificent in last week’s IMCA Sport Mod event. He would perform a clean sweep and was undefeated every time he hit the race track. He plans to make it back this week and make it two in a row.

In the one and only Late Model race of the season it was Darren Coffell performing a late race pass on Britton Donahoo. It’ll be interesting to see all of the wealth of talented drivers that decide to show up and try to get a victory at Cottage Grove.

Last but not least the Quality RV Repair Hornets are expected to dazzle fans as always. In the first race K.C. Scott led the entire distance while in last week’s event it was a totally different race. Josh Corley managed to make a late race pass on Joe Maricle to come away with the victory against some stiff competition.

For the latest news and information log ontowww.cottagegrovespeedway.com or call the new LOCAL track hotline at (541)-942-7561. Don’t forgot to check out Cottage Grove Speedway on Facebook and click “Like” to stay up to date via your favorite electronic devices.

2016 COTTAGE GROVE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS:
Quality RV Repair
Dot’s Trophy Shop
All Seasons Equipment
Clark Printing

 

Atomic Preps for Sat./Buckeye Nationals

PREP CONTINUES FOR BUCKEYE NATIONALS

Dan Reno Memorial Coming May 7th

OSCS Extravaganza This Saturday

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO- Saturday, May 12-13-14 the Atomic Speedway hosts the Lucas Oil Late Models for the $50,000 Buckeye Nationals. Preparations for that event continues with the second Ohio Sprint Car Series race at Atomic this Saturday night, April 23, 2016 featuring 410 sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, and AMRA Sport Mods and Enduro cars. Reno and Sons Lawn Care has put up the extra money for the late model purse. Atomic is one of only a handful of race tracks across the nation hosting both sprints and late models on the same night.

Stars and Cars from all over the nation, have expressed interest in the upcoming Buckeye Nationals in all divisions that will be competing. Some of that elite group hope to be at Atomic preparing their cars for any advantage they can gain with the “extra track time” in shooting for one of the nation’s crown gems. Once again a great field of cars are expected in all divisions.

This Saturday, April 23 at Atomic, hot laps begin at 6 p.m. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and main gates at 4 p.m.

Racing at Atomic Saturday begins at 7:30.

Saturday April 23, 2016

OSCS 410 Sprints - $2,500 win

AMRA Late Models - $2,250 to win

AMRA Modifieds - $1,000 to win

AMRA Sport Mods - $400 to win

Enduro’s $300 to win

Pit Gates Open: 2:00pm

General Admission: 4:00pm

Hot Laps 6:00pm

GA $15

Kids 12 & under Free

SR & Vet $13

Pits $30

Kids pits $15

VIP seat - $20 plus ticket

Come on out & join us Saturday night for another evening of awesome racing at the fastest most exciting 3/8 mile in the nation.

Upcoming Event at Atomic Speedway:

BUCKEYE NATIONALS

Not only will the Buckeye Nationals be one of the Region’s biggest events, but it ranks among the top ten in high-paying late model purses nationwide. “We can’t wait!” said Brad McCown, Atomic’s owner/promoter. “This weekend will go down as one of the biggest in this track’s history. This is a race that not only die-hard fans want to be a part of, but a race that everyone will want to be a part of.”

Atomic Speedway will host their biggest event in the 60+ year history of the 3/8-mile oval with the inaugural Buckeye Nationals May 12th-14th. The race boasts an impressive $50,000 payday for the Lucas Oil Late Models. This blockbuster weekend will kick off on Friday, May 13th with Time Trials and Heat Races for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Thursday, May 12th will be a complete show for AMRA Sport Mods and Ohio Valley Roofers Legends plus Modified practice and a concert afterwards for fans. There will be NO Late Model practice on Thursday as originally planned.

The action on Saturday, May 14th will include B-Mains, followed by the “10 Not In” Non-Qualifier Race. The top 10 drivers that did not transfer into the Buckeye Nationals (via preliminary events) will be eligible to start the $3,000-to-win, $300-to-start, non-qualifiers race - held prior to the main event. The winner of the “10 Not In” has the choice of keeping their $3,000 winnings, or forfeiting their earnings to start last in the main event. The 75-lap, $50,000-to-win, $3,000-to-start, Buckeye Nationals main event will cap off the weekend action.

Other big events in store are business night April 30th, and coming May 7th is the high-paying “Dan Reno Memorial” with a $3,622 to win paytag for AMRA Late Models, $3,622 to win AMRA Modifieds, and $522 to win AMRA Sport Mods . The number “22” in each pay-off is in memory of the #22 that Dan Reno drove.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 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. For tickets, visit: www.atomicspeedway.net.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday April 23rd - OSCS 410 Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, AMRA Sport Mods and Enduro

Saturday April 30th – “Business Night”

All Star Sprints “Rumble in the Hills” $5,000 to win plus BOSS Sprints, AMRA Modifieds and AMRA Sport Mods

Saturday May 7th – “Dan Reno Memorial” $3,622 to win AMRA Late Models, $3,622 to win AMRA Modifieds, $522 to win AMRA Sport Mods

 

WEST COAST FINISHER: Gravel Notches Podium Finish at Bakersfield
Swindell races hard at Knoxville as CJB tandem prepares for Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devils Bowl

CARLISLE, PA. - April 20, 2016 - Though he is still a relative rookie on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour, David Gravel continues to race like a veteran.

The Watertown, Conn. driver once again battled the best of the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' as the series rolled towards the conclusion of their spring break tour of California. The series returned to Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway for the first time in 11 years on Friday, April 15th. Though he had never been to the track before, Gravel proved to have the chops to tackle the speedway.

"It just looked like the outside ended up being faster there at the end," said Gravel, driver of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5 . "Brad and me were rolling pretty good on the bottom and it just seemed like the bottom gave up and the top was the place to be and that's where I restarted. It was a great run."

The following night, the series returned to Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. The wide half-mile oval was the site of the first victory of the season in 2015 for the CJB team. Gravel was eager to defend the teams title.

"We had a good run at Perris as well," said Gravel. "The wind blew hard throughout the night but we ended up with a very solid car and brought home a solid finish."

East bound and down was the theme as the team left Perris and moved to Tucson, Ariz. for a Monday night even at USA Raceway. Gravel once again flashed excellent speed.

"We had a good car at Tucson," said Gravel. "We just didn't end up with the best finish. We got behind in the dash and had some trouble making up ground. We timed in second quick which was great. We're still looking for that second win though."

While Gravel and the #5 team wrapped up the west coast swing, Sammy Swindell and the #1 Big Game Treestands, GoMuddy.com #1 team headed to the famed Knoxville Raceway for the Pella Motors season opener. The visit to the "Sprint Car Capital of the World," was a crucial trip for the cagey veteran who is looking to add another Knoxville Nationals title to his resume.

"You always want to try some different things," said Swindell, the 1983 Nationals champion. "We wanted to go at it with something new. We didn't end up having a tall enough gear in and that cost us a few tenths. We raced hard in our heat race. I had third and was coming in on second. During the feature, we tried a few things and fell back from our starting position but made up our ground. We learned some things, which will be beneficial. We had a decent car and will make it better for when we go back there."

Both drivers will now venture into the Lone Star State of Texas once again as the Texas Outlaw Nationals are next up on the schedule. The event, held at Devils Bowl Speedway outside of Mesquite, is a two-day tilt on a unique half mile that features a backstretch that is elevated higher than the front stretch.

"We're really happy to be getting on some half miles," said Gravel, who notched an 8th place finish in the Saturday event last season. "That's what they have a lot of back where the team is from in Pennsylvania. It also gives us a chance to showcase the great horsepower that Paul Kistler generates for us. Devils Bowl is a challenge for sure. It'll also be nice to get back to the Midwest."

"Devils Bowl is a very unique track," said Swindell, who has 12 Outlaw victories at the half-mile track. "It's almost like a big 'D.' You're right near the wall as you turn into turn one and you start to go uphill. You exit low in two and the arc your way down the back straightaway. You kind of guide it into three and then the exit of four is really tight. It's one of those tracks where the driver can make a difference so those are always fun for us guys. Both ends of the track are a complete 180 from the other."


CAR #5 2016 STATS:
Events: 19
Quick Times: 0
Wins: 1
Top-5's: 8
Top-10's: 12
Heat Race Wins: 5
Dash Wins: 1
Average Time Trial: 8.7
Average A-main finish: 8.9
Total Laps Led: 35

CAR #1 2016 STATS:
Events: 14
Quick Times: 0
Wins: 0
Top-5's: 4
Top-10's: 6
Heat Race Wins: 3
Dash Wins: 0
Average Time Trial: 13.9
Average A-main finish: 10.6
Total Laps Led: 0

UP NEXT:
David Gravel & Sammy Swindell will try to do their best Texas "two-step" as they head to the Devils Bowl Speedway near Mesquite, Texas for the Texas Outlaw Nationals on Friday, April 22nd & Saturday, April 23rd.

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:
For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com.

DRIVER GEAR:
Check out the latest Sammy Swindell apparel and merchandise by visiting Sammy's official online store as well as the R&R Racewear superstore, the webs largest collection of dirt track racing apparel and merchandise.

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

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

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

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, Arctic Cat, ATL Fuel Cells, Blackbeard Ltd., Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, TI22, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.


 

 

Dills Endures Rough Luck while Racing for the Lead at Cottage Grove

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (April 20, 2016) - A broken weld around a header may have cost Patrick Dills a win in the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints at Cottage Grove Speedway last Saturday.

Dills, the defending track champion in the division, started the night by setting fast time during qualifications around the high-banked, quarter-mile track. He followed with a runner-up finish in the dash and with a heat race victory.

"The car popped out of gear coming to the checkers in the heat so we had some work to do," Dills said.

Dills rolled off eighth in the feature following an eight-car feature inversion.

"I was up to second in the first six laps and was going for the lead and a weld broke around the header and I knew I had to pull off … boy I didn't want to," he said.

Dills was credited with a 10th-place result.

He will be back in action at Cottage Grove Speedway this Saturday with the 360 sprint division, which will be sanctioned by the Interstate Sprint Car Series. The ISCS hasn't held an event since 2013 and the last time they visited Cottage Grove Speedway was in 2011.

Dills posted an eighth-place finish with the 360 sprint division at Cottage Grove on April 9.

"Our team worked hard over the offseason," he said. "Our goal is to win in the 360s and after the opening week, I have the confidence we can get that done."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 16 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 1; Dash: 2 (1); Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 10 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Patrick-Dills-Racing/236840896439816?ref=br_tf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatrickDills90

Website: http://www.PatrickDillsRacing.com

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Cedric Ross Hayden Oregon State Representative

Cedric Ross Hayden is a dentist, heavy equipment operator, cattleman, pilot and forest firefighter. Cedric and his wife run a dental charity that provides free dental work to those in need in Lane and Douglas Counties, as well as internationally. In 2014 Cedric Ross Hayden was elected to the Oregon State Legislature, representing Oregon's House District 7, which includes Patrick's hometown of Cottage Grove, Ore. To learn more, visit http://www.HaydenForOregon.com.

"We are extremely happy to have Cedric on the car," Dills said. "We gained a lot of momentum after Cedric joined the team halfway through the 2015 season. We really appreciate his support."

Dills would also like to thank Jerry Dills Trucking, Weeman's Small Engine Repair, BC Motorsports, Jacob Daniels Attorney at Law, Faye Stewart for U.S. Senate, Oregon Research Consultants, API, Bonnichsen Repair, Devine Continuous Gutters, M.D. Yearous Logging, Inc., Lynn Mulligan Trucking, Rocket Designs, Dirt Monkey Productions and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Mingus Shows Versatility Racing on Dirt and Pavement

Inside Line Promotions - HURON, Ohio (April 20, 2016) - Making the transition from asphalt racing to dirt isn't easy to say the least. But, when you are Kevin Mingus, you just want to race and that may mean one night driving a winged sprint car on the and the next a full-bodied late model on pavement.

Mingus, who won features and championships in sprints on pavement in 2014 and won with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Series in 2015, has two 305 c.i. sprint starts on dirt in 2016 and one in the late model on pavement.

Mingus began his season March 26 at Attica Raceway Park, a third-mile dirt oval located in Attica, Ohio. Competing in the Fremont Fence 305 winged sprint class, Mingus started eighth in his heat and finished sixth, missing the feature transfer by two positions. That lined him up fourth in the B Main and he finished fifth, again missing the transfer by two positions.

"Dirt racing is very, very different," Mingus said. "Learning the stagger with the tires and throttle control … it was confusing at first. But, I'm learning and it's a blast. I'm so thankful for the opportunity. And this 305 division has some of the best racers in the country and we get 35-plus cars each night."

His second outing at Attica last Friday showed Mingus how quickly track conditions can change on dirt. A good pill draw started him fourth in a heat race.

"I dropped like a rock in that heat," Mingus said after finishing ninth. "The track really got slick."

He then finished where he started - ninth - in a B Main.

"Not the night we hoped for," he said. "The track slicked off dramatically so it was a big learning curve for me. I learned a ton behind the wheel during the B …. knowledge I'll be able to use during the year."

On Saturday Mingus travelled to the third-mile paved track of Columbus Motor Speedway for his first late model race of the season.

He started and finished fourth in a heat race. That lined him up 11th in the feature, which was filled with a lot of close calls. He avoided three crashes early, got spun twice and then pushed into the back of other cars, causing damage to the hood of his car.

"I couldn't see except a little sliver where the bent hood wasn't obstructing my view." Mingus said.

He limped home 10th out of 24 starters.

"Fortunately it was all cosmetic damage," he said. "It definitely was a night I won't forget for a long, long time. I want to say a big thank you to Big Mac, Brandon Oakley, and the entire BOR organization along with Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rental for their continued support."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 26 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 5 (4).

April 15 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Heat race: 9 (4); B Main: 9 (9).

April 16 - Columbus Motor Speedway in Huron, Ohio - Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 10 (11).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, with the 305 winged sprint car and Saturday at Columbus Motor Speedway in Huron, Ohio, with the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinMingus

Snapchat: Kevinoz10

Sponsor Spotlight - Huber Machine Werx

Owned by Kurt and Martha Huber (Kurt is a former sprint car driver), Huber Machine Werx does machining work for small companies and is located in Vermilion, Ohio.

"I can't thank Kurt and Martha enough for the opportunity to expand my racing career," Mingus said. "They have been very patient with me and helped me grow as a race car driver."

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

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Solid Night at Knoxville Leads to Devil’s Bowl!

(Bill W) April 20, 2016 – Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing team are pumped about this weekend’s doubleheader with the World of Outlaws at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. The Oklahoma City driver led much of one of the WoO shows at the famous half-mile in 2014 before a mechanical failure. Last Saturday night, he ran a strong sixth in the 410 main event at Knoxville Raceway despite a tire low on air.

Wayne timed in seventh quick in the 31-car field at Knoxville and started fourth in his heat. “It was little slow going in the heat,” he says. “It had been awhile since we’d been to Knoxville and run a 410. It was about halfway through the heat that I figured out what I was doing wrong. We ended up third.”

An invert of six for the main event put Wayne on the pole. “Backing up is never good,” he says. “We got a good start the first time they threw the green, but they brought that one back. I spun the tires the second time and fell back to fourth right away. We were able to race back to third.”

He would hold his own for a while, but a situation arose with a tire and he would checker sixth. “On the restarts, we just got worse,” says Wayne. “The left rear tire was slowly going flat. I just kept getting tighter and tighter. We’ll take sixth place finish though in our first 410 race with our new Eagle cars. I felt pretty happy about the night overall.”

The team hustled to the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia Sunday for a day race with the ASCS-Warrior region. Wayne would start fourth in his heat. “We were running second, and really that’s all I needed to make the redraw,” he says. “They had a caution, and I made a dumb decision. I had been running the bottom of one and two and I’d missed it a couple laps. The leader had gotten away from me. I thought I needed to be a half a tire width lower. I ran in there and hit one of the grader mounds of dirt on the infield. It ripped the front end out from under me. I was going so fast, it backed me into the fence.”

The team went to work to get ready for the feature, and would salvage a seventh place finish. “We practically had to rebuild the car to start 20th in the feature,” says Wayne. “We really weren’t that good. It was rubber down, and starting back there, we didn’t put new tires on. Going from 20th to seventh looks a lot better on paper than what it was. But on a rubber-down racetrack, what would you expect?”

Wayne will race his next four events with the Outlaws before returning to Knoxville on April 30. “We go good at the Bowl, so we’re excited to get back there,” he says of this weekend. “A couple of years ago, we led the Outlaw show about ¾ of the race before our nozzle line got knocked off. Then we’ll run with them in Little Rock (Tuesday) and the Salina Highbanks (April 29).”

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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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Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne found Victory Lane at the 34 Raceway in 2010, driving Dale Oaks #41 against the Sprint Invaders. After starting in row six, he battled with Jerrod Hull and Matt Sutton for the lead. In the end he would finish first ahead of Sutton, Bobby Mincer, Hull and Donnie Steward.

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"Wednesday's with Wayne"

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

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

 

 

Hirst 12th With World of Outlaws During Series’ Return To Bakersfield Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Hopping back aboard the Roth Motorsports No. 83jr on Friday night to compete with the World of Outlaws at the Bakersfield Speedway, Kyle Hirst would have some late restarts not go his way as he ended his night with a 12th place finish.

“We had a pretty good night going and ran as high as sixth during the feature, but restarts killed us and we faded back to finish 12th,” Hirst explained.

After timing the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments No. 83jr machine in 14th during time trials the Paradise, CA pilot would finish fifth in his heat race to put him in the seventh row of the 30-lap feature event.

As the night went on and the track got more racy, Hirst was a rocket in the early part of the race quickly moving into the Top-10. Battling with Willie Croft and Paul McMahan at times during the race, Hirst would get up to the sixth spot as the wild feature drew to the end.

A couple of late restarts would end up hurting the former King of the West Champion as he would fall outside of the Top-10 late in the race and end his night with a 12th place finish.

“I have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for allowing me to come out and race this car against the World of Outlaws again,” Hirst said. “I thought we had a better car than where we finished, but it didn’t work out for us. It was cool to get to the Bakersfield Speedway, and thought the track was pretty good for sprint cars for the first visit there in quite some time.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2016.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and stay connected with Kyle by following him on Twitter @KyleHirstRacing.

 

 

Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Autism is very much misunderstood by the general public. Those impacted by this complex disorder of brain development – particularly children – are often socially awkward and subject to bullying and isolation. Fremont Speedway and the Mike It Fit Foundation are working to change the misconceptions and how others treat those impacted by Autism.

Saturday, April 23rd is Bring a Friend to Autism Action Night at Fremont Speedway. Besides the great racing in the 410 and 305 sprints, dirt trucks and late models, there will be raffles, bake sales, drawings, giveaways and other special fund-raising activities to help benefit children with autism in Sandusky County.

“Last year we raised enough at Fremont Speedway to provide iPods and swimming lessons for autistic children in the county. We know through the generosity of our fans we can do even more this year,” said event organizer Shelly Liskai.

Those with autism have difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. One such young man is Tyler Aldrich, 21, of Fremont. But, as he likes to point out, he is living with autism, not suffering from it. And to encourage others with autism and raise autism awareness, Aldrich will run “across Ohio.”

Aldrich will begin his run in Fremont on June 11 and end in Cincinnati about two weeks later. He also hopes to raise at least $100,000 for autism programs and services in Ohio through the Make It Fit Foundation.

Aldrich will be on hand Saturday at Fremont Speedway. Those wishing to donate to Aldrich’s run – Conquering Autism One Mile at a Time – can contact Tami at 419-333-9361 or 419-680-3671 or TylersRun@makeitfit.org. You can view Tyler’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Tylers-Journey-Run-Ohio. Or you can make checks payable to Make It Fit 7385 N. St. Rt. 3, Suite 50, Westerville, Ohio 43082. To donate online go to www.makeitfit.org/donate and put “Tyler’s Run” in the memo.

Race fans can get free pictures with the Make It Fit Foundation sprint car owned and driven by Kirk Jeffries at Fremont Speedway on Saturday from 3:30 p.m. until racing starts.

For more information on Fremont Speedway go to www.fremontohspeedway.com. For more information about the Make It Fit Foundation go to www.makeitfit.org.

 

 

Wilmot Raceway tickets for World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on sale for July 30

WILMOT, Wisc. — April 20, 2016 — Tickets are now on sale for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 30 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

In the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series most recent visit to Wilmot Raceway in 2014, David Gravel picked up the win over Joey Saldana and Paul McMahan. Gravel started on the pole, with Saldana taking the lead on the initial start. Saldana would lead seven laps, before Gravel got by to take the top spot and ultimately the win.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series raced for the first time at Wilmot Raceway in 2006, with Mark Dobmeier, who was filling in for Brooke Tatnell, scoring his first-career series win in one of the most thrilling events in series history. Dobmeier edged Jeremy Campbell and Daryn Pittman by mere inches in a thrilling last lap battle for the win. Each driver led at one point during the final lap, with Campbell ending up second and a spinning Pittman crossing the line third.

Pittman would make up for that near-miss when the series returned to Wilmot in 2008. He traded the lead a couple of times with Chad Kemenah in the first half of the race, before pacing the final 19 circuits to score the win.

The 2016 season is well under way for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, with Brad Sweet leading the standings over Shane Stewart. Sweet, who drives for Kasey Kahne Racing, has five wins thus far in 2016. Stewart has been a model of consistency, as he is tied with Sweet for having the most top-10 finishes. Pittman, the 2013 series champion, is currently third in points and has three wins. Donny Schatz, the seven-time and defending series champion, is tied for the series lead with five wins for his Tony Stewart Racing team and sits fourth in the standings. Saldana rounds out the current top-five in the standings.

Battling the aforementioned drivers in 2016 is a talented group of full-time competitors, including veteran drivers Jason Sides, Terry McCarl, up-and-coming young drivers, David Gravel, who has a victory already this season, Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen, as well as sophomore driver Jason Johnson, who won earlier this season in California and rookie contender Greg Wilson from Ohio.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 30 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Beginning on June 30, get $5 OFF when purchasing General Admission ticket(s) at participating O'Reilly Auto Parts Stores. Ticket buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for a ticket at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

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Vander Weerd Fourth With USAC/CRA Series

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to action with the USAC/CRA Series after an early break in the schedule, Richard Vander Weerd continued to run well at the Perris Auto Speedway as he left with a fourth place finish on Saturday night.

“We had pretty good speed all night, and probably should have finished on the podium but I made a couple of late mistakes on the cushion and we fell back to fourth,” Richard Vander Weerd said.

Returning to the Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night, Vander Weerd opened his night up by timing the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Battery Worx No. 10 machine in eighth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Racing his way to a heat race win, the Visalia, CA driver would line the Mid-Valley Pipe/Basic Industries/Factory Kahne Shocks backed entry up on the pole for the scheduled 30-lap feature event.

As the race came to life, Vander Weerd would mash the throttle and jump out to the early lead as he had the always tough, Damion Gardner giving chase in the early laps.

Leading the first nine circuits, Vander Weerd would give up control of the race as Gardner got by him on the 10th circuit. While in the second spot, Vander Weerd would not let Gardner get away as he hung right with the new leader looking for a way to get back to the point.

In the race’s closing laps, Vander Weerd would bobble on the cushion on a couple of occasions and it would allow Josh Hodges and Brody Roa to get by as he fell back to the fourth spot.

Trying to get back by Roa for the final spot on the podium, the checkered flag would waive on the race with Vander Weerd finishing in the fourth spot.

“It’s not fun to go backwards when you start on the front row, but we were pretty good and I just made a couple of costly mistakes,” he added. “I have to thank everyone who supports this team and works on this car for all they do.”

Richard and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Battery Worx, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2016.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-6, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-4.

ON TAP: Richard will be back in action with the USAC West Coast 360’s on Saturday night when they invade the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

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

 

 

Early Wreck Knocks Wright Out Of King of Kings Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- With rain and other events keeping him out of the seat since his season opener back in late February, Shawn Wright returned to action on Saturday night at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA where a turn one accident would bring his night to an early end.

“It took a while to get comfortable again, and I thought we laid down a good qualifying lap, but it just did not hold up and that turned out to bite us in the feature,” Shawn Wright said.

Battling with the King of Kings Winged 360ci series for what was their season opening event, Wright timed his Wright Process Systems/A.R.T./ Wilwood No. 99 machine in 12th fastest.

Battling with Steven Kent and Scott Parker in his heat race, the Lodi, CA native turned Tulare, CA resident would finish in the sixth spot as he continued to acclimate to his car on the way to the feature event.

When the feature event went green, Wright went into turn one, and as cars piled up in front of him, he would have nowhere to go and his machine would get upside down.

The damage would be too much to get repaired in the work area, and Wright’s night would come to a close earlier than expected.

“It was one of those deals that you hope to not be a part of,” Wright added. “It’s disappointing for my team, but we will put it back together and try again this weekend if the weather holds.”

Wright Motorsports would like to thank Wright Process Systems, A.R.T., Wilwood, Hixco, Wesmar Racing Engines, Super Shox, Larry Davis Farms, Kevin Sharrah Designs, DMI, HRP Racing Products, Viking Engineering, Race Life Apparel, and Dan Olson Race Products for their support in 2016.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Wright plans to take on the King of the West Series on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep tabs on Shawn, follow him on Twitter @SCWright99, or click over to http://www.wrightps.com/about-us/community/wright-motor-sports.

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Midgets, Micros, and DII Set Sights on Midwest Season Opener Weekend

Belleville, IL - After a successful kick off for 2016, the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series, Speedway Motors POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micro Series, and the Lucas Oil POWRi Division II Midget Series will all head to Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, April 22nd before heading to Macon Speedway on Saturday, April 23rd for what has been dubbed the Midwest Season Opener weekend.

The Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets kicked off 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a duel against the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series at Port City Raceway. Both nights, drivers from the West division cleaned house with Matt Sherrell taking night number one, while Jason McDougal thrilled the crowd with his Saturday night victory. Look for the National drivers to come back with a renewed head of steam at the next round of co-sanctioned events in May.

Coming out of the Turnpike Challenge, 2013 and 2014 Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series champion Zach Daum sits atop the standings with a 20 point lead over Monrovia, Indiana's Justin Peck. Spencer Bayston sits in third, trailing Peck by 30 points. Veteran Keith Kunz Motorsports driver Tanner Thorson holds fourth, while rookie Logan Seavey rides in fifth.

After their season opener at Belle-Clair Speedway, Nathan Benson picked back up right where he left off in 2015, claiming victory after battling with Jeremy Camp and fending off Joe B. Miller. Joe B. Miller sits in second for the Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series standings, with Jeremy Camp in third. Matt Howard currently holds fourth, while Slater Helt rounds out the top five.

Heading into Friday's show at Jacksonville, Patrick Bruns holds the top spot after the Lucas Oil POWRi Division II Illini Midget Series season opener at Lincoln Speedway. Hunter Lane holds down second in the standings, followed by Jake Neuman, Tyler Vantoll, and Max Pozsgai.

For more information, visit www.powri.com

 

 

2016 Lernerville Schedule Reloaded! Promotional and Sponsor Nights added to already robust schedule

Sarver, PA (April 19, 2016) With Opening Night 2016 of Fab4 Racing Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas officially in the books, it’s time to revisit the entire 2016 Lernerville schedule as we’ve added a plethora of promotional and sponsor nights to an already robust schedule of events.

We’ll kick off the promotional nights by honoring the brave men and women that serve and protect our communities on Fire, Police & EMS Night on Friday, April 29. First responders will receive a discounted admission price ($10) with proper ID and be honored during opening ceremonies.

Promotional nights continue with Breast Cancer Awareness Night/Ladies Night on May 6 and Armed Forces Night on May 20. In between those two nights, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints will make their annual visit to the Action Track on May 13 led by former Track Champions Dale Blaney, Tim Shaffer and Danny Holtgraver.

Our first major sponsor night is May 27 when the fine folks from Diehl Automotive will bring a cavalcade of Toyotas, Scions, Jeeps, Dodges, Chryslers, Rams and Volkswagens to display and pace around the track. It will also be the first Meet the Drivers Night as “The Finest Racing Fans in the World” will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite drivers of the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified division.

Our friends from the Twin State Auto Racing Club make their annual visit to the track on Friday, June 3 and then our first mid-week show follows on Tuesday, June 7 with the “Summer Vacation” School Bus & Kid’s Bike Races, as well as Enduro 100 and Trailer Races.

Fireworks will light up the sky on June 10 during #1 Cochran Fan Appreciation Night. June 10 is also Peoples Natural Gas Night, as well as Sheet Metal Workers Night. June 17 is MEI Night at the always exciting Mid-Season Championships.

The 10th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com is scheduled for Thursday-Friday-Saturday, June 23-24-25 with a raindate of Sunday, June 26.

The Precise Late Models will have the following Friday night off, as the BOSS Wingless Sprints will make their annual trip to Lernerville on July 1 along with the RUSH Late Models & Sportsman Modifieds as well as our Pic-A-Part Crate Sportsman.

Friday, July 8 is Dollar Dog Night and we’ll host another Meet the Drivers Night on July 15 leading into the 25th Anniversary Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup presented by Classic Ink on Tuesday, July 19. Modified Mania follows on Friday, July 22 as the Peoples Sprints get the night off.

Nostalgia Night is scheduled for July 29, followed by Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Night on August 5 and then Turner Dairy Farm Night and another chance to Meet the Drivers on August 12 during Turner Dairy Farm Night.

Big Rig Night will round out the promotional schedule on August 19, followed by Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s Championship Night on August 26.

The action continues after Fab4 Racing comes to a close, starting with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series on Friday-Saturday, September 2-3 for the $20,000-to-win Working Man 50 weekend presented by GottaRace.com.

Autumn-Motive Fest 2016 is also a two-day show this year as the Sportsman/Stock Spectacular is scheduled for Saturday, September 10 and the USA East Truck and Tractor Pull by Full Pull Productions makes their Lernerville debut on Sunday, September 11 with Super Stock and Pro Stock Tractors and PA Posse Semi Trucks.

“Back to School” Bus and Kid’s Races return on Saturday, September 17 along with Senior Series Stocks and Twin Enduro 50s.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns for the Commonwealth Clash presented by Classic Ink on Saturday, September 24.

Finally, we’ll close the 2016 season with the 8th Annual DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede presented by Classic Ink on Thursday-Friday-Saturday, October 13-14-15.

The full schedule can be viewed and downloaded on our newly redesigned website at www.Lernerville.com.

 

 

DCRP Championship Chases Heat Up on Saturday

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 19, 2016) – The 2016 championship chases at Dodge City Raceway Park pick back up in grand fashion with a full card of action slated for this Saturday night atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.

Saturday’s tilt that goes green at 7:30 p.m. includes a full slate of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Thus far, action at DCRP has yielded nine different feature winners in as many feature events through the opening pair of events with Brian Herbert, Nick Link, Jeff Kaup, Tyler Tipton and Matt O’Hair out to early point leads.

After winning the season opening Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car event on April 2, Dodge City’s Brian Herbert is a mere two points ahead of reigning track champion Luke Cranston in a tightly-bunched points race that has the top seven ranked drivers separated by just 15 points.

While Herbert holds a slight edge over Cranston going into DCRP Sprint Car night number three of the year, others right in the mix include Taylor Velasquez, Steven Richardson, Tyler Knight, Mike Peters and Zach Blurton with Tracey Hill, Kris Moore and Koby Walters also among the early top ten.

With runner-up finishes in the opening pair of events, Nick Link is out to an early 20-point advantage over Ryan Heger in his pursuit of the IMCA Modified track title with Mike Lunow, Joel Lunow and Modified Stampede winner Cole Traugott among the top five.

Gunning for a fourth consecutive track title, Jeff Kaup has an early 14-point edge over Brian May after a convincing win last time out on April 9 with Kevin Tabor, Kyle Wiens and Adam Stenzel also among the top five.

After sitting out the last event, the IMCA Stock Cars return to action with opening night winner Tyler Tipton atop the point charts with reigning champion Michael Pepper third after an opening night podium finish.

Duplicating Link’s Modified finishes, Matt O’Hair holds the early IMCA Hobby Stock points lead after a pair of runner-up finishes in the initial pair of events of the year. O’Hair is 14 points ahead of reigning champ Cody Davis, who won on April 9, with Tobby Schield, David Berger and Bryan Habiger among the early top five.

Tickets to Saturday’s championship chase action at Dodge City Raceway Park are just $15 for adults with children eleven and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

The complete 2016 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

URSS Rebels Ready For Colorado/Kansas Double Header Weekend

The 2016 URSS/IMCA Racesaver Sprint Series will kick off its return to Colorado Motorsports Park Saturday night. The 3/8's mile oval hosted several events last season and will host eight races in 2016. The Colorado region is thick with talent, both young guns and seasoned veterans and looks to be ultra-competitive again this season. The Colorado Region produced both the URSS National Rookie of the Year Austin Mclean and three time URSS National Champion Jake Bubak. URSS regular Mark Walinder picked up the Colorado Motorsport Park Sprint Car Championship in 2015. This will also be the very first IMCA points awarded to determine a Colorado state champion.

Look for a strong contingent of Colorado drivers to hit the CMSP oval, Scotty Cochran, Luke Lucero, Coby Pierce, Mike Hathaway, Kevin Schramek, Clint Shubert, Brian and Butch Hardman, Zac Taylor to be joined by many of the Kansas region drivers as they all shoot it out for the top prize. Gates open at 5:00 pm with the racing action starting at 7:00 pm. Joining the URSS/IMCA Sprint Cars will be the Colorado Late Models, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars and Extreme Trucks. For more information you can visit the CMSP website at http://www.coloradomotorsportsparkllc.com/ . Colorado Motorsports Park is located 44 miles east of Denver, I-70 exit #316.

The Rebels then make their second appearance at the lightning fast 3/8s Wakeeney Speedway Sunday night. Last trip there produced some of the closest racing in the URSS history as Promoter John LaShell and his staff gave the racers a fast multi groove race track which produced some exciting side by side racing for the lead between a pair of Quinter, Kansas racers Zach Blurton and C.J. Johnson with Blurton holding off Johnson to take his first win of the 2016 season. The racing surface also provided some impressive runs from Keizer Wheels Hard Charger Jeff Radcliffe +8, Luke Cranston +6, Brian Herbert +5 and Jake Martens +4 who all improved their starting spots to race their way into top six finishes. With the rains this last weekend the racing surface will once again be fast and tacky for the Rebels to do battle once again. Grandstands will open at 5:00 pm with the racing action starting at 6:30 pm. Joining the URSS/IMCA Sprint Cars will be Stocks, Hobbies, Sport Compacts and the Crazy Cruisers. You can visit their FaceBook page at 2016 Wakeeney Speedway for more information.

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Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial

For the 5th straight year at the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial the Carwash Mike Fast Time Award will be handed out. The winner of the award on April 30 goes home with a custom Jagermeister Trophy & a Coors Light Cowboy Hat, in honor of racing super fan & friend Carwash Mike Avilla, who passed away in 2011. It’s also been a tradition to raise money for fast time & has risen to over $1000 for a number of years.

If anybody would like to donate money for the award in Mike’s name please let Gary Thomas or Dave & Durica know at durica1414@sbcglobal.net or 916-988-5958. The Carwash Mike Fast Time Award has been captured the last four years by Rico Abreu, Tim Kaeding, Roger Crockett & Bud Kaeding respectively. The Bradway Memorial was one of Mike’s favorite races each season at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway.

Lap money is also still available, so if you would like to purchase a lap be sure & let the Durica’s know asap. They will be on hand this Saturday in Placerville for the KWS opener.

The event on April 30 at Silver Dollar Speedway pays tribute to fallen race car driver Dave Bradway Jr., who lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Skagit Speedway’s Dirt Cup in 1987. Bradway was a driver destined for stardom in Sprint Car racing and the event held in his memory has become a cornerstone for the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series each season.

“The Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial is such a special race for so many people out here in California and the support it receives year after year is always so great to see,” said King of the West Announcer & PR Director Gary Thomas. “The Bradway is an event everyone can get behind and it’s definitely cool to see all the fans, teams, crew members & sponsors become involved with donating money & product. It’s one of those events that every driver wants to win and I know we can’t wait till April 30 to see who adds their name to the list. Silver Dollar Speedway has been great lately so you won’t want to miss it. ”

The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series is held under the management of Prentice Motorsports Group, which also operates the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, the Wingless Sprint Car Series presented by Hunt Magnetos, the All Star Modified Tour and Ocean Speedway.

The Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial features a 40-lap main event to conclude the night. Information and updates on the event will be found at www.racepmg.com & http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com along with both the KWS and Silver Dollar Speedway Facebook pages.

Silver Dollar Speedway is located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, a half-mile west of SR 99 on Park Ave in Chico, California. Camping is available on the fairgrounds for the weekend.

 

 

Weather Deters Marks, Will Spend Weekend in Central PA with All Stars

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (April 19, 2016) - After taking recent weather conditions and the upcoming forecast into consideration, Brent Marks and M&M Painting & Construction have decided to cancel plans to join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Devil’s Bowl Speedway near Dallas, Texas, and instead, join the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during their first-full Central Pennsylvania swing of 2016.

“We had plans to travel south for our sponsor M&M Painting & Construction, but the weather is too risky,” explained Brent Marks. “M&M is headquartered in Texas, so we wanted to make sure we arranged a few dates to race close to their location. We traveled south in February and really enjoyed ourselves, so we were all pretty pumped to head back down there and do it again. The rain and flooding in some parts of Texas is pretty severe. After talking with M&M, we both decided it was in our best interest to cancel the Devil’s Bowl Speedway plans. We would hate to travel south and get washed out, especially with three big shows in our back yard.”

The “Myerstown Missile” will follow the Arctic Cat All Stars to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, on Saturday evening, April 26, for the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic, all before a Sunday night visit to the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, for the Ray Tilley Classic on April 27. The pair of Central Pennsylvania “Classics” will each award $5,000 top prizes. Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing, M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, No. 19M, is a recent winner at the Port Royal “Speed Palace,” conquering action on Saturday, March 19.

Before hopping on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions trail, Marks will activate the upcoming weekend on Friday night, April 22, at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial will take over the world famous half-mile, awarding a $30,000 purse, which includes a $6,000 winner’s share.

“We have a pretty busy weekend ahead, but that’s how we like to keep things,” explained Marks. “I have a great group of guys who work hard each and every week. I also have a great group of sponsors who support us 100% regardless of where we end up. We’ve been pretty consistent as of late. We want that to continue.”

Brent Marks will enter the upcoming weekend with two recent top-ten finishes against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native joined the regional travelers on Saturday, April 16, at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, followed by an appearance at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, April 17. Marks finished ninth during each Arctic Cat All Star A-main, bettering most of the 36-car average entered each night.

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the series live on the web at www.allstarsprint.com.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign - right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

Recent Highlights: Earned first victory of 2016 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA, on Saturday, March 19.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 1

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

 

 

T.J. Michael Will Continue Arctic Cat All Star Rookie Campaign with Visits to Port Royal & Selinsgrove

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (April 19, 2016) - After kicking-off the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point season with three consecutive events in Ohio and Pennsylvania, highlighted with an MSD Performance Hard Charger Award after advancing seven positions on Sunday night, April 17, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael will move forward and begin preparations for his return to “Pennsylvania Posse Country” with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions this Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24. Michael, a rookie on the 2016 All Star trail, currently finds himself sixth in the updated Arctic Cat All Star standings, finishing 11th, 12th and 13th during his first three starts of the point championship season.

“I’ve only ever raced in Pennsylvania twice, including this past weekend” said T.J. Michael. “You hear a lot of stories about the ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ and how competitive they are. My team and I are pretty excited to get to experience that hype and atmosphere this weekend. We had a little taste of ‘Posse Country’ this past weekend at Bedford, but I’m sure the feeling will double when we get to Port Royal on Saturday. The season is off to a great start for us. We are improving every day. I’m ready to get back at it!”

T.J. Michael and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will begin their upcoming weekend travels on Saturday night, April 23, with a visit to the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic will highlight competition at the “Speed Palace,” awarding a $5,000 top prize. Action will resume on Sunday evening, April 24, at the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania; the first visit by the Arctic Cat All Stars in 16 years. The Ray Tilley Classic will headline action, awarding the weekend’s second $5,000 top prize. Each of the weekend’s half-mile destinations will be foreign to T.J. Michael; never visiting Port Royal Speedway nor Selinsgrove Speedway once during his travels.

“Getting the opportunity to visit new tracks is one of the most exciting parts of this deal,” explained T.J. Michael. “Before these last two weeks, I didn’t have many starts on half-mile race tracks, now I’ll have three starts in two weekends. We’ve been racing really well; super consistent and passing race cars. The season is long, but it’s ok to be excited about our performances. We’ll work to keep it going in the right direction this weekend.”

The “Texas Traveler” earned feature starts with the Arctic Cat All Stars during all three programs on Friday through Sunday, April 15-17. Michael, pilot of the Michael Motorsports, Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, No.8M, finished 11th at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday night, April 15, followed by a 12th place finish at Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, April 16. The recent triple-header concluded with a 13th place finish at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, April 17. All three programs welcomed more than 30 entries.

Perhaps Michael’s most impressive performance of the weekend occurred on Sunday evening in Bedford, Pennsylvania, where the Texan charged from 20th on the feature grid to finish 13th, earning the MSD Performance Hard Charger Award for the first time in his career.

“Nights like that keep you motivated,” said Michael. “I can’t thank Andy, Tyler and my entire team enough for what they do. They make my job easy.”

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the series online at www.allstarsprint.com.

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

Recent Highlights: Earned MSD Performance Hard Charger Award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Bedford Speedway on Sunday, April 17 (20th to 13th).

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

2016 Wins: N/A

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Race Cars, Slade Shock Technology, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Bradley Howard Will Join Arctic Cat All Stars on Home Territory

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ETTERS, Pa. (April 19, 2016) - Bradley Howard will resume his rookie campaign with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions this Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24, with visits to two, well-known Central Pennsylvania half-mile ovals. Howard, pilot of the Rocket Drywall, DeRock Electric Company, Harcon Construction, J&W Ace Hardware, Stauffer Motorsports, No. 49H, will join his fellow Arctic Cat All Star travelers at Port Royal Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway; one of the shortest trips of the season for Howard and his crew. The Etters, Pennsylvania, native hopes to use “home territory” to his advantage this weekend and earn solid finishes against the Arctic Cat All Stars and “Pennsylvania Posse.”

“This has been an amazing experience so far,” explained Howard regarding his travels with the Arctic Cat All Stars. “This is what every racer dreams about; traveling and racing all over the map, multiple times a week. I’m learning more and more every time I hit the track, and that is really motivating. We won’t have a lot of travel time this weekend being that we are pretty close to home. I’m excited to race.”

The upcoming weekend tour through Central Pennsylvania will begin on Saturday evening, April 23, at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal. The “Speed Palace” will host the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic awarding a $5,000 top prize, the first of three appearances by the Arctic Cat All Stars at Port Royal Speedway in 2016. The weekend will conclude on Sunday evening, April 24, at the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove. The Ray Tilley Classic will be the headline event, also awarding a $5,000 top prize.

“Should be a fun weekend,” said Howard. “These places are big and carry a lot of speed. Should be an exciting weekend for all of us including the fans. I just want to thank my family, crew and dedicated sponsors for their help and support. Being close to home this weekend will allow everyone to come up and support us. We are all anxious to get started.”

Bradley Howard will enter the weekend with two feature starts against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, finishing as high as 23rd in the running order, which was scored during action at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, April 16. The Arctic Cat All Star rookie will enter the Central Pennsylvania swing just outside of the top-20 in the current series standings.

“We have a long season ahead and a lot to learn,” explained Howard. “We’ll keep plugging away and keep working to improve. Staying out here with these guys will only make me better. I’m already noticing improvements.”

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the series live on the web at www.allstarsprint.com.

Keep up with Bradley Howard during his entire campaign - right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.fullyinjected.com.

2016 Wins: N/A

Bradley Howard would like to thank all of his current marketing partners including: Rocket Drywall, DeRock Electric Company, Harcon Construction, J&W Ace Hardware, Stauffer Motorsports, Ciesco Inc., J&J Auto Racing, Rock-It Pizza & Subs, JR's Driveway Services, Trackside Body Works, Norris Seafood, Ancient Window Tinting, F.I.T. Engines, Butlerbuilt Seats, American Speed Centers, Moose Blocks, KPI Graphics, AMSOIL, Darrens Designs.

 

 

SEASON 2015/16 OVER FOR TOBY BELLBOWEN

 Official release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport March 19, 2016

Frustrating.

That’s the word that comes to hand when describing Toby Bellbowen’s 2015/2016 racing season. Plagued with issues and the need for surgery on his eye peppered his season.

In saying that, it wasn’t all doom and gloom, scoring a podium finish early in the season in Toowoomba and a great run in the Australian Title at Premier Speedway, Warrnambool kept the team’s spirit up.

On Saturday night, a non-finish was a disappointing way to end. But as Toby explains, he is happy with the car speed.

“Our night was a step in the right direction. The result certainly doesn't show it, but we learnt some things for next season along with a strong showing all night long. We were out last for qualifying and still managed 4th quick. We were solid in our heat race which we have struggled with this season, and moved forward in the feature. At one point we passed the guy who ended up winning, so I think although the result is what people will look at and think we weren't great, we know what we tried, what we learnt, and how well we could have done.”

In the A-Main, mud stuck in the right rear, causing a mass vibration, was the demise of the talented throttle stomper.

“I knew I was starting in good company, so I knew I had to stick with that group from the drop of the green flag. We got up to 5th or 6th before the half way mark and I was confident we could keep going.

“The last restart was a bit of a mess in turns one and two, and I got by a few but had to roll off the throttle to avoid a crash at the exit. That didn't put me in a great spot for three and four I jumped the big ledge off of four and filled the right rear wheel in with mud and obviously that damaged the mud cover. I got a really bad vibration from the rear end and had to bring the car in.

That's kind of been the story of our year,” Toby lamented, “Fast, showing promise and for one reason or another not sealing the deal.

“I was really disappointed for my guys in that we couldn't finish up on a positive note.”

So that wraps up the 2015/2016 racing season for the team. The off season plans are still to be finalised in regards to travelling to the USA to race, but all will be released in due course.

“I wish we had more racing for this season still to go, but in a way I'm excited to regroup, refocus, and work harder on being better with this break. I have a bunch of things going on, which includes planning for the USA season. I'm trying to look at the positive side of finishing a tough season and working out what I can do better and going from there.”

A season schedule, along with all the news for next season will be available around mid-late August. In the meantime, stay up to date with all of the happenings on Toby’s Facebook page. There will also be sporadic press releases throughout the winter to keep everyone informed.

Toby Bellbowen Motorsport would like to thank the following for their support of the 2015/2016 racing season;

Hogs Breath Café Valvoline Murrell Distribution Sydney’s Best Pool Service Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Lander Toyota Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs B&B Graphics RK Design Krizmik Industries CSR Fabrications Ltd Real Capz PASS Powdercoating Felsch Race Engines Vortex Racing Products Duncan Foster Engine Reconditioning

 

 

Blaney Wins All Star Opener, Marks 16th Straight Season with All Star Victory

Inside Line Promotions - BEDFORD, Pa. (April 19, 2016) - Dale Blaney claimed the opening points race of the season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last weekend to give him at least one win during each of the last 16 years with the series.

"You always want to win your next race," he said. "It doesn't matter if it's your first, the 15th or the last one. We have such a strong team and I feel like we should put ourselves in position to win every night. We're not slowing down and hopefully we can keep this pace rolling all year."

The Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored CH Motorsports team kicked off last weekend's All Star tripleheader on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio.

Blaney qualified second quickest, won a heat race from the outside of the second row and picked up the dash victory to earn the pole position for the 40-lap main event.

"It was tough in the feature," he said. "When you get out there and lead early, we knew the track was going to change a little bit. I was searching and Chad (Kemenah) went by. It showed me that I needed to pick up the pace and run in a little different spot. Fortunately I got back by him and the track rubbered up the last 20 laps."

Blaney led the first 14 laps before Kemenah took the top spot for the ensuing two circuits. However, Blaney regained the lead in traffic on Lap 17 and powered to his sixth straight season with an All Star win at Attica Raceway Park.

The team headed to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, when Blaney timed in second quickest and placed third in both his heat race and the dash. That lined him up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"I just didn't get a good start in the feature," he said. "I fell back to fourth on the start. I was better than (Danny) Holtgraver at times and he got better than me toward the end. I don't think we had anything for Jac (Haudenschild). That's not our best place to run so to come out of it with a third is great."

Blaney finished third to continue the momentum into Sunday's weekend finale at Bedford Speedway.

"The car jumped out of gear comping to the checkered right before the line in qualifying," he said. "It rung the motor up pretty hard. That hurt the motor a little bit. I didn't think it did, but we ran it in the heat race and it was on six cylinders."

Blaney qualified 10th quickest and he placed third in a heat race to miss transferring into the dash by only one position. That started him on the inside of the seventh row for the feature.

"It went non-stop," he said. "I felt like my car was good. It was just hard to pass. I felt like I got what I could get."

Blaney advanced from 13th to eighth, which was tied for the second-most cars passed.

He currently ranks second in the All Star championship standings - only 10 points out of the lead - as the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed team heads to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday prior to All Star races on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., and Sunday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 15 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (4); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (1).

April 16 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 3 (3); Feature: 3 (3).

April 17 - Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 8 (13).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 14 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., and Sunday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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Baughman Third at Knoxville, Ninth in Sedalia during Solid Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (April 19, 2016) - Josh Baughman put himself in contention to score a win - or two - last weekend.

Baughman kicked off the action on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he qualified sixth quickest before advancing from fifth to fourth place in a heat race. That locked him into the feature inversion, which was a six.

"We got lucky and got the pole for the feature, but we had a fast car all night," he said.

Baughman battled inside the top three throughout the feature before posting a third-place result, which marked his third top five of the season.

"I would have liked to win Knoxville, but any time you can get a podium at Knoxville it's a plus," he said. "We're still after that first win at Knoxville and hopefully we can get there. If I'm going to lose to anybody those are two people (Bryan Clauson and Clint Garner) I don't mind running third to. They definitely know their way around the race track. They were just better than us. I could have made a couple of things different on my driving, but they just beat us."

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway, which hosted an ASCS Warrior Region event.

"We drew a pretty tough heat and started sixth," he said. "We got up to third, which locked us in the redraw."

Baughman pulled the No. 3 during the random redraw to line up on the inside of the second row for the 20-lap main event.

"It was a one-lane race track," he said. "We were following Cody Baker and Jonathan Cornell. Cody got to a lapped car and ran up on his bumper. We had to check up real hard to keep from running over him and we spun out. It was either that or tear a car up."

Baughman's early incident relegated him to the back. However, he rallied on the rubber-down track to post a ninth-place result.

"I felt like we could have won either one of those races last weekend," he said. "It's tough to win any race, but it's really hard to get a win with the people we're racing with. As long as we can be in contention our wins will come."

Baughman is slated to make his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series debut at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, this Friday and Saturday for the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 16 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 3 (1).

April 17 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 9 (3).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at Aaron Reutzel's apparel trailer during ASCS National Tour events throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fischer Body Shop

Fischer Body Shop is a family owned collision repair business with locations in Eldon, Mo., and Jefferson City, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.FischerBodyShop.com.

"It's great to have Fischer Body Shop on board as a main sponsor this year," Baughman said. "They are great people and I'm looking forward to taking pictures with them in Victory Lane."

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

 

 

Joey Saldana Stands on Three Podiums As World Of Outlaws Close West Coast Swing

PETERSEN MEDIA- Joey Saldana will be the first to tell you he and his team had an up and down trip out West. After opening things up with a win in Las Vegas, NV, Saldana and company would have some issues over the following few weeks, but through perseverance and hard work the team was able to end their trip with three consecutive podium finishes.

“It was a huge confidence boost for us to end our trip like that,” Joey Saldana said. “We are still getting used to each other, and I think Eric and I are starting to get on the same page and that is huge in this sport.”

Kicking the final weekend of action in the Pacific time zone off on Friday night in Bakersfield, CA, Saldana would get things started off on a high note as he earned quick time honors in time trials.

Picking up the heat race win over Daryn Pittman, Saldana would then finish in the second spot in the Dash and put his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments No. 83 machine on the front row of the 35-lap Budweiser Bash feature event.

Falling into the second spot in the early goings of the race, Saldana would keep Daryn Pittman in his sights as he worked on the early race leader. As the leaders got into traffic, the battle would heat up and Saldana would see a monster run propel him into the lead.

Out front, Saldana was extremely strong, but cautions would plague the latter part of the feature event. The race’s final restart would be called back, and the next attempt would see Brad Sweet beat Saldana into turn one and take over the lead with just five laps to go in the contest. Unable to get back by Sweet, Saldana would settle for second place honors at the finish line.

Heading to the Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night, Saldana continued to show tremendous speed as he would end up second on the speed chart when the qualifying session wrapped up. Again picking up the heat race win over Daryn Pittman, ‘The Brownsburg Bullet” would move into the Dash, where a sixth place finish would place him in the third row for the feature event.

When the race went green, Saldana would take a liking to the top side of the speedway, and coming out of turn four on the race’s opening lap he would drive around both Jason Sides and Donny Schatz to move into the fourth spot.

Falling back to the fifth spot, Saldana would get back into the fourth spot in the closing laps as he would close in on Shane Stewart for the final spot on the podium. Using a big time run on the race’s final lap, Saldana would sneak by Stewart out of turn four to finish third coming to the checkered flag.

With momentum on his side, Saldana and his Roth Motorsports team checked into the USA Raceway in Tucson, AZ on Monday night where Saldana timed in third quickest.

Finishing second in both his heat race and the Dash, Saldana would share the front row with Daryn Pittman as he looked to grab his second series win of the season.

When the green flag waived, Saldana settled into the second spot as he fended off a challenging Shane Stewart as he kept Pittman in his sights. Using the low side of the slicked off speedway, Saldana would hang right with Pittman as the top three race nosed to tail lap after lap.

In the race’s closing laps, Saldana would feel pressure from Donny Schatz as they duo battled for the second position. With Schatz getting off the bottom he would use momentum to get second on the race’s final lap as Saldana closed out his strong weekend with a third place finish.

“I’m really happy for this Roth Motorsports team,” Joey Saldana added. “We are clicking, and hopefully we can get Dennis and Teresa Roth some World of Outlaw wins as the season goes on. We would have loved to have given them at least one while we were in California, but luckily we will get a chance later this year.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Joey and the Roth Motorsports team now head to Texas this Friday night to battle at the Devils Bowl Speedway.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-24, Wins-1, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-18.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and stay connected with Joey by following him on Twitter @JoeySaldana.

 

 

Helms Happy with Progress on Slick Tracks Following All Star Tripleheader

Inside Line Promotions - BEDFORD, Pa. (April 19, 2016) - Caleb Helms is excited about the progress his team showed last weekend during the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions tripleheader.

"I think it was great," he said. "The results weren't what we wanted, but I really feel like we put together a clean, full weekend where we were competitive on three different slick race tracks."

Helms opened the weekend on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where he qualified seventh quickest before winning a heat race to make the dash.

"In the dash the track had slicked off," he said. "I didn't quite get in the groove with the car quick enough and we fell to seventh. Then in the feature I really felt like we had a good car and I was running good laps, but less than 10 laps in there wasn't as much passing. I should have been on the defense instead of the offense. I was trying to do too much."

Helms ended with a 15th-place result.

He then ventured to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday. Helms qualified 16th quickest overall before placing seventh in a heat race. That relegated him to the B Main, which he won to transfer into the 19th starting position for the main event.

"In the feature I felt like we had a really good car and we ran good laps," he said. "There wasn't a ton of passing. There were a couple of cars who moved up four spots and fortunately I was one of them."

Helms scored a 15th-place finish for the second straight night.

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Bedford Speedway, where Helms timed in 30th quickest during qualifying. He ended seventh in a heat race and was in contention to garner a transfer during the B Main when he ran out of fuel on the last lap. That forced him to use a provisional to start at the back of the feature.

"We started out passing more cars early on," he said. "It turned out that I needed to be on the defense just like at Attica. I was really good early on and then I wasn't patient enough on the bottom. I kept trying to make something work and it let a couple of cars back by me."

Helms advanced from 25th to 20th, which was tied for the second-most cars passed.

Helms ranks 10th in All Star points entering this weekend's races at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Saturday and at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on Sunday.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 15 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 7 (3); Feature: 15 (7).

April 16 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 15 (19).

April 17 - Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa. - Qualifying: 30; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 12 (9); Feature: 20 (25).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., and Sunday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Joe Mellinger

Joe Mellinger is a field mechanic for Helms and Sons Excavating

"My mechanic friend, Joe, is a master fabricator and a trained professional," Helms said. "Joe fixes my truck and does some fabricating on the race car for us. We're very grateful for his help."

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

 

 

Hanks Registers Second Triumph of the Season during Debut in Sedalia

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (April 19, 2016) - Brandon Hanks had to wait a little more than three years between victories prior to last month's triumph.

This time he only waited a little more than three weeks before returning to Victory Lane on Sunday during his debut at Missouri State Fair Speedway with the ASCS Warrior Region.

"This is a complete 180," he said. "I don't know how to act other than just humbled. Now we have the confidence we can run up front and win these races. We know the first one wasn't a fluke."

Last Sunday began with Hanks advancing from third to second place in a heat race, which locked him into the feature redraw.

"I was the second-to-last driver to draw and there was a No. 1 and a No. 5 in the bag," he said. "I drew the dang five. I was a little concerned that if the track rubbered up I'd be in trouble. But we had a really, really good car. I could roll just fine. I knew you couldn't get off the bottom so almost the whole race I was taking it easy and trying to save my tires."

Hanks capitalized on mistakes from other drivers during the first half of the race.

"(Josh) Baughman had a slip up with Cody Baker so that put us in third," he said. "Cody slipped up and went to the outside and I went by for second place. Jonathan (Cornell) was pulling away and I let him go. As hard as he was driving I thought he'd wear his stuff out and I'd have some for the end. He hit a lapped car and flipped about midway through the race. I felt pretty confident I had a good bit (of my tires) left. I knew as long as I didn't get off the bottom I'd be fine. We made it and it turned out going slower was faster. We pulled away a good bit."

Hanks took advantage of the opportunity as he won by a straightaway on the half-mile oval.

Last weekend began on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where Hanks qualified 14th quickest before placing fifth in a heat race. That locked him into the 14th starting position for the main event.

"I need some laps there in a bad way," he said. "It always takes me until after the heat race to get in the swing of things at that place. It's kind of its own animal. The biggest thing is I need to make some more laps there.

"We had a pretty good car, but I made some mistakes that hurt us. We were holding our own in the A Main. I gained a few spots on the start and then I lost a few on a restart. I was catching someone and when I got to him I started running the top. As I moved up it was almost like he had a mirror. He moved up with me and when he did I had to roll out of the throttle to keep from running into him and I slid up and hit the wall. It was late in the race so I decided to pull in at that point."

Hanks was credited with a 21st-place result.

He will return to action this Friday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., and Saturday at Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo., with the ASCS Red River Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 16 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 21 (14).

April 17 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (5).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 2 wins, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., and Saturday at Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo., with the ASCS Red River Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wesmar Racing Engines

Since the inception of Wesmar Racing Engines in 1986, the company has grown from a small business to one of the top names in the sprint car engine building industry. For more information, visit http://www.WesmarRacing.com.

"I want to thank Dan and the team at Wesmar Racing Engines for giving us such great engines," Hanks said. "We have the best horsepower available."

Hanks would also like to thank Performance Powder Coating, D&B Farms, Walls Paint and Body Shop, R.E. Enterprises, Penske Racing Shocks, Acme Graphix, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and J-R1 for their continued support.

 

 

White Lightning Motorsports Picks Up Two Top Fives during Knoxville Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 19, 2016) - White Lightning Motorsports had a strong start to the Knoxville Raceway season last Saturday when Jamie Ball and Devin Kline each registered a top-five finish during the season opener at the half-mile oval.

"It was a great effort for both of us," Ball said. "We were both consistently fast every time we hit the track."

Ball qualified third quickest and he advanced from sixth to fourth place during a heat race in the 360ci class.

"The night started off great," he said. "Our goal this year is to be consistent every time we hit the track. I feel excellent about the qualifying result. I went in the first lap and missed the bottom. On the second lap I nailed the top as best I could.

"Then we moved forward in the heat race. I had a nice start and spent most of the race racing with Kade Higday for third. He raced good and clean so he earned my respect."

The feature inversion lined Ball up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"I didn't get the greatest start," he said. "(Clint) Garner got around me right away. I was able to get my wing pulled back and the car locked down and found a nice line to run the bottom. We got by a couple of cars toward the end to get a top five, which is what we need."

Ball recorded a fifth-place result.

Kline kicked off the night in the 305ci class by setting quick time during qualifying. He then charged from sixth to second place in a heat race. A six-car inversion for the main event lined him up on the outside of the third row, but he quickly maneuvered toward the top spot.

Kline was running second on the last lap and was within striking distance of the leader in traffic entering turn three, but a caution came out to set up a green-white-checkered finish.

"I spun my tires on the restart and then slid out of the groove in turns one and two and lost a spot," he said. "Overall I think it was a good opening night. Every time we hit the track we went forward so we have to be happy with that. It was one of the slicker tracks we'll probably see all season. I'm a little bummed with myself, but if this is what I'm bummed about I'll take that."

Kline ended with a third-place finish.

The team will return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL:

April 16 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 5 (4).

DEVIN KLINE:

April 16 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 3 (6).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL : 3 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE : 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 -

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

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

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

Devin Kline Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DevinKline5j

APPAREL -

White Lightning Motorsports has t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at their race trailers in the infield of each sprint car event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Allen Construction

Allen Construction specializes in siding for new and remodeled construction in the Des Moines, Iowa, area.

"I'm excited and thankful for the opportunity to work with Allen Construction," Kline said. "A special thanks goes to Matt Allen for his support for me and the race team."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank JJ Kane Auctioneers, Housby, Timber Line Tree Service, Iowa State Savings Bank, The Hearing Clinic, Wingdance Graphics, FK Rod Ends, Ostrich Racing Engines, Sweet Manufacturing, Hooker Harness, My Race Pass, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Fragola Performance Systems, Hoosier Tire, MPD Racing, Sign Pro of Newton, Shell Shock, Maxim Chassis, Hinchman Racewear, Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) and Bell Helmets for their continued support.

 

 

Paul McMahan Picks Up Three Top-10’s In Final West Coast Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA: Closing up the extended Spring Break trip to California over the weekend, Paul McMahan and his Destiny Motorsports team had their best weekend of the season as the Nashville, TN driver recorded a trio of Top-10 finishes.

“We are continuing to get better and we have made some changes in our engine package that seemed to help a ton over the weekend,” Paul McMahan said. “It was a tough trip to the West Coast at times, but our entire team really has to thank Brian Sperry and Lee Lindgren for lending us a hand while Scott Benic recovered from surgery. It was good to get him back for these final races on the West coast.”

Friday night at the Bakersfield Speedway, McMahan timed the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Benic Enterprises car in 13th quickest before a fifth place run in his heat race.

Continuing to dial in the Rick Rogers Construction/Maxim Engines No. 7, McMahan would take the green flag from the seventh row in what would be an eventful feature event on the 1/3 mile Bakersfield Speedway.

Showing some great speed, McMahan was able to work his way forward and insert himself inside the Top-10, before a series of yellows would lead to a couple of key double file restarts. Taking advantage, McMahan was able to grab a couple of more positions as he worked his way to finish in the seventh spot.

Making their final start of the season in California until September on Saturday night at the Perris Auto Speedway, McMahan continued to show speed as he timed in seventh fastest on the famous ½ mile track located in Southern California.

Following a fifth place finish in his heat, the Elk Grove, CA native would again grid the field from the seventh row in what would be a 30-lap feature event. Able to grab some spots early in the race, McMahan would settle into the Top-10 as passing got tough in the waning laps.

Careful to hit his marks, McMahan took the checkered flag with his second consecutive Top-10 finish.

Looking to end his trip on a high note, the team would check into the USA Raceway in Tucson, AZ on Monday night. Timing in well again, McMahan’s eight quick effort would put him in the second row of his first heat race. Finishing fourth in his first heat, McMahan would line up on the front row of his second heat, and picking up the win McMahan would move into the Dash.

Finishing in the sixth spot, McMahan would take the green flag from the third row aboard his Boss Signs and Graphics/Walker Filtrations System/FK Rod Ends machine.

When the race went green, McMahan would battle with the likes of Donny Schatz, Jason Johnson, and David Gravel as they jockeyed for fourth through eighth in the running order.

Coming out of the fray back in the eighth spot, McMahan would search around the slick 3/8 mile track as he continued to work on Gravel who ran in front of him.

Turning in a strong 30-lap performance, McMahan would take the checkered flag with an eighth place finish as the series now heads back to the Midwest.

“We have to be consistent right now, and we are heading that way,” McMahan added. “Top-10’s turn into Top-5’s and soon Top-5’s transfer into wins, so we just have to keep working and stay patient. With this being the end of our trip, our entire team really sends a huge thank you out to Mike Caldwell form C&H Enterprises for being such a gracious host and allowing us to work out of his shop while we were in the area.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Parker Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, and Hoosier Tire for their continued support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-24, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-5.

ON TAP: Paul McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team will now head back to the Midwest as they are scheduled to be at the Devils Bowl Speedway on Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS7. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

 

 

Hagar Captures Top 10 during Inaugural GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Diamond Event

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (April 19, 2016) - Derek Hagar struggled with a tight race car Saturday night during the GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Diamond Region's inaugural event at Riverside International Speedway.

The night began on a solid note as Hagar powered from seventh to third place during a heat race at the high-banked oval. That put him fourth in overall points and starting on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"We had the car way too tight," he said. "I could hardly get on the throttle without picking the front end up. We fell back to sixth and a couple of cars tangled up so we got up to third. I tried to run the middle, but couldn't do it. The more the race went on the worse it got. I kept getting passed. It was not a good night for us. That place has a tendency to knock you off Cloud 9 pretty quickly. Luckily we didn't tear anything up and we finished the race."

Hagar held on for a ninth-place result, which marked his eighth top 10 of the season.

He is scheduled to tackle a USCS Series doubleheader this Friday at I-75 Raceway in Niota, Tenn., and Saturday at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn.

"I don't see why we shouldn't be sitting in Victory Lane at least one night if not both," he said. "We have a good car and good equipment. We need to put the thing in Victory Lane and pad the bank account with some more money."

Hagar hasn't ever competed at I-75 Raceway, but he was victorious during his most recent race at Smoky Mountain Speedway in May 2012.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 16 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 9 (4).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 8 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at I-75 Raceway in Niota, Tenn., and Saturday at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fragola Performance Systems

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

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

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

 

 

Trenca Caps Busy Weekend with 11th-Place Result at Selinsgrove

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (April 19, 2016) - Joe Trenca is getting into the swing of things and soaking up as much information as possible.

"We are stepping outside of our comfort zone this year so there will be a learning curve," he said. "Last weekend was a perfect example of that."

The Mucci Motorsports driver made his 410ci sprint car debut at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., last Friday. Trenca placed ninth in a heat race and eighth in the B Main to miss transferring into the main event by only two positions.

"That's a tough gig down there," he said. "It's a lot harder than people think. Those guys are the best. It's really hard to show up with no laps around Williams Grove and be really competitive. We knew it was going to be a challenge. I have to work on some things and we need to work on some things with the car. I'm excited about going back this Friday."

Last weekend concluded on Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway with 360ci competition.

"We led most of the heat race and then we got passed with I think three laps to go," he said. "That lined us up sixth for the main event."

Trenca competed for a top five throughout the first half of the main event before he faded to an 11th-place result.

"In the feature we were going really good," he said. "There were battles from fourth through eighth. I just burned my tires up too quick. We chose a different tire than a lot of people not expecting it to rubber up so quickly. The track was really abrasive. A little past halfway we started fading and I hung on as best I could."

Trenca is slated to return to Williams Grove Speedway this Friday and Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 15 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 9 (8); B Main: 8 (-).

April 16 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 11 (6).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 1 top 15, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Paladin Group

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

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

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

 

 

MWR/Bryan Clauson – Night to Remember at Knoxville!

(Bill W) April 19, 2016 – It was a night the Matt Wood Racing #17w team and driver Bryan Clauson won’t soon forget! The Noblesville, Indiana driver picked up a win in the 360 class and drove to a strong second place finish in the 410 feature Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. That followed a victory for Bryan the night before with USAC at Bloomington Speedway. Plan A for this weekend sees the Elk Grove Ford #17w at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas with the World of Outlaws.

The team decided to pull double duty at Knoxville Saturday. “We took the 360 along to make up for a bit of racing we’ve missed this year,” says Bryan. “It’s good whenever we can get some more laps at Knoxville. The team had Friday off, so it made it easier on the guys to have it ready. We didn’t necessarily qualify as well (10th quick in the 33-car field) as we wanted. I don’t know where we missed it.”

Bryan would bounce back, running second in his heat. He would start tenth in the 360 main. “We felt strong in the heat,” he says. “We were able to move around, and we were able to make the right adjustments for the feature. The thing was a blast to drive. I could drive anywhere I wanted to and needed to.”

By the fourth lap, Bryan was into the top five. He would grab the lead from Clint Garner on the twelfth circuit and go on to record his first career 360 win at Knoxville. “It’s hard enough to win those races from the first couple rows, let alone the fifth row,” he says. “That was pretty spectacular. You need a dominant car to do that, and we had one. It was cool to get our first weekly win at Knoxville. Any time you can beat (Justin) Henderson and Garner there, you’ve done your job.”

On the 410 side, things were also going well. He would time in sixth quick and lock himself into the feature through the heat race. “We got off to a good start qualifying well,” says Bryan. “Then we did what we had to do in the heat to start on the front row.” Bryan would pace the field for four laps before Danny Lasoski got by on a restart. “I think we were good enough to win, we just needed to be a little better,” he says. “I think winning the 360 feature may have hurt us a little bit with the 410. We made some decisions after the 360 race that may have ended up hurting us a little bit.”

He would hang on to a strong second place finish. “We made a mistake on the restart there, and let Danny get by us,” says Bryan. “I’m still learning, and that was one of my mistakes. I feel if I could have kept him at bay on the restart, we were good enough to hold him off. Overall though, it was a great night for our team. To get first and second at Knoxville is a great accomplishment for us, and shows how far we’ve come as a team. There were several times last year when we were on the verge of getting lapped, and to finish up front is satisfying.”

The team headed to the Missouri State Fair Speedway for an afternoon show with the ASCS-Warrior region. After winning his heat from the pole, Bryan qualified for the feature redraw. “Unfortunately, I didn’t have my lucky draw hand going,” he says. “We ended up with the eight. By the time the feature rolled, it was rubber down. Not only did we draw the fourth row, but we drew the outside. By the time we got down in the groove, we settled in. We were able to make a couple of moves, and a couple of guys fell out. We ended up with a fifth place finish, so overall, it was a solid day.”

This weekend the team will match up with the Outlaws again in Texas. Bryan’s only other appearance at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway came in 2014 in 360 action. “I remember both ends were really different, and I had no clue what I was doing,” he jokes. “I’m looking forward to getting back. Anytime you have a few laps somewhere, it makes it a little easier.”

Matt Wood Racing would like to thank: Elk Grove Ford, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality and Restaurant Group, America’s Best Value Inn, Quick Lane and Impact Signs, Awnings & Wraps!

 

 

MyRacePass Launches Pro Platinum Package for Jon Agan

Inside Line Promotions - Lincoln, N.E. (April 19, 2016) - MyRacePass has developed a new MRP Pro Platinum package for sprint car driver Jon Agan.

The website - http://www.JonAganMotorsports.com - has pages showcasing his schedule, results, news, sponsors, photos, videos and more.

Agan, who hails from Knoxville, Iowa, has earned 10 career wins at Knoxville Raceway. He also captured the Sprint Invaders championship in 2014 and 2015.

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DRIVERS CAN NOW MAKE MONEY ON GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS -

As an MRP Pro member (also available in the Essential Package for 2016), drivers now have the ability to very easily promote ticket sales for upcoming events. If you race at a track or with a series/sanction that offers MRP Tickets, be sure to have your schedule added to your site/profile. On each of those events will be little ticket icons. If a fan clicks on that ticket icon off your site/profile and buys a ticket, you - the driver - will get paid 50 cents on EVERY ticket! All you have to do is throw a little Facebook post or Tweet telling your fans where to get the tickets. Let MyRacePass handle the rest! Now, if you are with a track or series that does not offer online ticket sales, tell them you want to make money on the tickets and help promote their events! This program is free for the track or series if they use MyRacePass, so it is a no-brainer for all promoters!

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Have you ever wanted to sell apparel, but didn't have the necessary funds to purchase the minimum order? Have you ever ran out of smalls or black XL's? How about hoodies or women's tank tops? If you are a driver, track promoter or racing series director, I am sure you have said 'yes' to at least one of those questions. With MRP's single-order apparel program all of those questions no longer become an issue. You can simply pay for the initial design and set-up, and then let MyRacePass handle the rest. The retail price for the design and set-up is only $150 (with a MRP Logo). The process for MRP Apparel is pretty simple. You purchase a design and set-up. We design you an awesome t-shirt. We set that design up on the MRP Network, including your site. A customer then purchases the shirt. WE print that shirt. WE then ship that shirt, and YOU collect your profits that are deposited directly into your bank account shortly after the 1st of every month.

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For more information about MyRacePass, be sure to check them out online at http://www.myracepass.com and for instant updates on products/promotions and contests, be sure to follow them on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/myracepass and on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/myracepass - #TeamMRP #PowerofMRP #GetRecognized

 

 

Tickets on sale for both World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events at River Cities Speedway in 2016

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — April 19, 2016 — Tickets are now on sale for both leg legs of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Northern Tour this season at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023. The first of those events is set for Friday, June 17, with the series returning on Friday, August 26. Single event tickets as well as two-race ticket packages are available.

North Dakota native Donny Schatz swept both races at River Cities Speedway last year en route to winning his seventh World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series title. In the event in June, Schatz took the lead from pole sitter Dusty Zomer early in the race on his way to the win. In August, Schatz battled Paul McMahan throughout the 40-lap contest, eventually taking the top spot with just eight laps remaining. For Schatz, it was his series-leading sixth win at River Cities Speedway.

Joey Saldana has a pair of wins at River Cities Speedway in his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series career, with the first coming in the series inaugural event at high-banked bullring in 2007. He also won at the track in 2010. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, won for the first time at River Cities Speedway in 2014.

The 2016 season is well under way for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, with Brad Sweet leading the standings over Shane Stewart. Sweet, who drives for Kasey Kahne Racing, has five wins thus far in 2016. Stewart has been a model of consistency, as he is tied with Sweet for having the most top-10 finishes. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series champion, is currently third in points and has three wins. Schatz, who is tied for the series lead with five wins for his Tony Stewart Racing team, sits fourth in the standings. Joey Saldana rounds out the current top-five in the standings.

Battling the aforementioned five drivers in 2016 is a talented group of full-time competitors, including veteran drivers Paul McMahan, Terry McCarl and Jason Sides, up-and-coming young drivers, David Gravel, who has a victory already this season, Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen, as well as sophomore driver Jason Johnson, who won earlier this season in California and rookie contender Greg Wilson from Ohio.

Tickets for both legs of the 2016 Northern Tour for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events at River Cities Speedway on Friday, June 17 and Friday, August 26 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling 815-344-2023. Tickets can also be purchased at the River Cities Speedway track office.

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Ian Madsen 12th at Knoxville Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting to the Knoxville Raceway for the first time in 2016 on Saturday night as Mother Nature finally stepped aside, Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team would find themselves in an early hole following time trials, but were able to get out of the opener with a 12th place finish.

“We went out early in time trials, and the track kept getting better and better and we ended up getting buried,” Madsen said. “Luckily we raced okay and were able to make the most of it.”

With 31 cars on hand for the Knoxville Raceway’s season opening event, Madsen would time the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Team Kline Electric No. 18 machine in 13th quickest.

The time would put him on the front row of his heat race, but he would not be as fortunate in the main event. Able to pick up the heat race win and safely move into the feature event, Madsen would grid the field from the sixth row for the 25 lap feature event.

The first start would be waived off as it was deemed Madsen was too early on the throttle, so when the race finally got underway Madsen took the green from the 14th position.

On a track that got extremely slick and ultimately began taking rubber, Madsen would battle with the likes of Johnny Herrera, Austin McCarl, and Matt Juhl as they all jockeyed for position and fought for the final spot in the Top-10.

Unable to crack the Top-10, Madsen would end his 2016 Knoxville Raceway opener with a 12th place finish.

“The field here is so tough that now you really can’t afford to come from deep in the field like we did,” Madsen added. “Saturday we just got a little unlucky with the qualifying draw, but I think the rest of the night went okay.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Team Kline Electric, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, TammyHeckart.com, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Finer Cuts lawn and Landscape, Lucas Oil, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 3, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will return to the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen Fifth at 2016 Knoxville Raceway Season Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to his Keneric Racing team’s USA headquarters in Knoxville, IA after an extended visit to California, Kerry Madsen took part in the 2016 Knoxville Raceway season opening event where he would have a very strong night that ended with a fifth place finish.

“We had really good speed all night long and just had a little bad luck keep us off the podium,” Madsen explained. “We were racing for second when our right rear tire started losing air and it made the car a handful for the last few laps.”

Escaping the tight confines of the California for the historic ½ mile located on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, IA, Madsen flexed his muscle early as he earned quick time honors aboard his Keneric Health Care/Keneric Racing/American Racing Custom Wheels No. 29 machine.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, “The Mad Man” put on a show as he carved his way through the field to pick up a second place finish and safely earn a spot in the 25-lap feature event.

Gridding the field from the third row, Madsen would settle into the fifth spot during the opening stages of the race. On lap nine, the St. Marys, NSW driver was able to make a big move on RJ Johnson and Davey Heskin to move into the third spot.

Once in third, Madsen began chasing down second running Bryan Clauson until the caution flew on lap 17. The ensuing restart saw Madsen begin to challenge for the spot but with the track starting to take rubber, Madsen’s right rear would begin to go down.

Now battling a racecar that was ill handling due to a deflating tire, Madsen would lose two positions over the final five laps as he closed his night up with a fifth place finish.

“I guess you could say we were fortunate our tire lasted all the way to the end of the race, but it was a little disappointing to fade like we did with it going down,” Madsen said. “Overall it was a good night for us, and we showed a lot of speed. Huge thanks to everyone who supports us, and to the Gavranich Family for all that they do for this team.”

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-31, Wins-5, Top-5’s-12, Top 10’s-18

ON TAP: Kerry Madsen and the Keneric Racing team will meet back up with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this weekend as they make a return trip to the Devils Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX.

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LARSON MARKS RACING WRAPS UP WEST COAST SWING WITH TOP FIVES MOORESVILLE, N.C.

 (April 19, 2016) - Larson Marks Racing and Shane Stewart ended the West Coast swing by adding to their top-five scores, posting back-to-back fourth-place finishes at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway and Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway and a fifth-place finish at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. The team continues to sit second in the championship point standings, 93 points out of the point lead.

In his return to Bakersfield Speedway for the first time since 2006, Stewart qualified eighth and advanced one position in his heat race to finish second. After earning an all-important spot in the night's dash, where he finished fifth, Stewart moved up one position to finish fourth in the main event.

On Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway, the Larson Marks Racing team qualified third and won their heat race. Stewart started fourth in the dash and advanced one spot to earn the third starting position for the feature event. Stewart crossed the finish line of the 30-lap race in fourth place.

Stewart qualified fifth Monday night at USA Raceway. He finished third in the first heat race and first in the third transferring him into the night's dash. After earning the fourth starting spot for the main event in the dash, Stewart finished fifth in the 30-lap feature.

"I am really happy with the top-five finishes from this weekend," said Stewart. "We have had great car speed, and we've been super consistent so far this season. Hopefully we can keep capitalizing on that and start knocking off more victories."

The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action this Friday, April 22 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Bakersfield Speedway DATE: April 15, 2016 QUALIFYING: 8th HEAT RACE: 4th DASH STARTING POSITION: 5th DASH FINISH: 5th STARTING POSITION: 5th FEATURE FINISH: 4th

TRACK: Perris Auto Speedway DATE: April 16, 2016 QUALIFYING: 3rd HEAT RACE: 1st DASH STARTING POSITION: 4th DASH FINISH: 3rd STARTING POSITION: 3rd FEATURE FINISH: 4th

TRACK: USA Raceway DATE: April 18, 2016 QUALIFYING: 5th HEAT RACES: 3rd and 1st DASH STARTING POSITION: 5th DASH FINISH: 4th STARTING POSITION: 4th FEATURE FINISH: 5th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 24 WINS: 3 TOP-FIVES: 14 TOP-10s: 21 NEXT RACE: The Larson Marks Racing team will return to action this Friday, April 22 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

 

 

Bad Luck Bug Bites Netto During Central California Double

PETERSEN MEDIA: Battling the World of Outlaws at the nearby Bakersfield Speedway on Friday night, and making a stop at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Saturday night, DJ Netto would unfortunately see bad luck end both nights early.

“It was a tough weekend for our race team,” DJ Netto said. “Friday night with the World of Outlaws we got caught up in a wreck in the feature event, and on Saturday we had a mechanical issue sideline us while running third in the feature.”

Making his first visit to the Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night, Netto would look to ride some confidence he built up during the Mini Gold Cup and it showed in time trials as he timed his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Kaeding Performance No. 88n machine in seventh fastest.

From the second row in heat race competition, Netto would finish in the fourth spot, which would place him in the fifth row for the 35-lap A Main event. Settling into a nice rhythm on the Bakersfiled Speedway, Netto was able to make some nice gains on the racy 1/3 mile oval.

On the 18th lap however, contact between himself and Terry McCarl would get his machine upside down and his night would come to an early end.

Regrouping and making the trip to his hometown track, the Keller Auto Speedway, Netto would get his night started off by timing the Shell Rotella T6/Van De Pol Enterprises backed machine in fifth fastest.

Picking up a second place finish during heat race action, the Hanford, CA driver would grid the field from the fourth row in the 30-lap feature event.

On a track that featured a big cushion, Netto showed he was strong in the early goings of the feature event, Working by some stout competition, Netto would work into the third spot just past the race’s halfway point when he felt something go south under the hood of his car.

Forced to slow, Netto would take his machine back to the pit area where his night would again come to an early end.

“It wasn’t what we had hoped, but there was some good that came from both night’s,” Netto added. “We had good speed both nights, and I think we will be pretty tough in the upcoming KWS races we will be at. The swing with the World of Outlaws is tough, but I am pleased with how we ran and excited for the rest of the year.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Kaeding Performance, Shell Rotella T6, and Van De Pol Enterprises for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: DJ and his Netto Racing team are scheduled to be at the Placerville Speedway this Saturday night.

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

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Kaeding Charges To Ninth In Season Debut With Lunstra Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- After a long winter of putting together a new car and engine package and bringing in a new crew chief, Tim Kaeding and his Lunstra Motorsports team made their 2016 season debut on Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway as TK charged from his 14th starting spot to finish ninth on the historic ½ mile.

“We didn’t time in well and that hurt us,” Kaeding said. “Considering we have some new combinations going on with a new crew chief, we were all happy with how the first night went overall though.”

Timing the Dammer Trucking/Folkens Bros. Trucking/Mihm Trucking No. 3 machine in 15th fastest in qualifying time trials, the San Jose, CA native was able to pick up a win in his heat race from his front row starting position.

Lining up in the seventh row of the 25-lap season opening feature event at the Knoxville Raceway, Kaeding was on a mission as he was quick on a track that had gone slick on this night.

Working into the Top-10, Kaeding was able to get Brooke Tatnell late in the race to take over the ninth spot. With Sammy Swindell and Tasker Phillips running just ahead of him, Kaeding tried to reel in the duo, but with rubber going down on the speedway late he thought better of it and settled into the ninth, where he would go on to finish.

“I thought we raced really well, and we probably battle for a Top-Five if the driver doesn’t completely let the team down in time trials,” Kaeding said. “Dave Lunstra has done a heck of a job putting another strong team together and I am excited for what is to come this year.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Dammer Trucking, Folkens Bros. Trucking, Mihm Trucking, Yager Agriculture Supply, EMI, Matt’s Repair, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team will be back in action on Friday night in Rock Rapids, IA with the NSL 360’s before returning to the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-1, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-1

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Tim by following him on Twitter at @TKaedingracing, or by clicking over to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lunstra-Motorsports/127617420603580.

 

 

Jerrod Hull – 2016 In Full Swing!

(Bill W) April 19, 2016 – Jerrod Hull got his 2016 racing season underway last weekend in Illinois. A pair of top tens at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City and LaSalle Speedway with the MOWA series kicked things off. The MOWA series is back in action this Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway.

The series qualified for the first time at Tri-City Speedway Friday. Jerrod was sixth quick. “The new format is different,” he says. “They drew a heads up start for the heats based on qualifying. That put us outside row one for our heat. The heat was fun. Brad (Loyet) was on the pole, and we were able to get around him early. I was searching around the track a little bit. He finally got a run in one and two and was able to slide me in three and four. He led a couple laps there and we slid him. He was able to drive back underneath me. It was a real close finish and we finished second. I don’t know about the other heats, but that one was fun and hopefully exciting for the fans.”

The Sikeston, Missouri driver would start sixth in the feature. “We put a medium tire on,” says Jerrod. “The track had already taken some rubber. The first part of the feature we were loose. The modifieds had run and scrubbed some of the rubber off. The first four or five laps, we were back to ninth.”

Jerrod would move back up to finish sixth. “When the rubber came back, we were able to move our way back up to about sixth,” he says. “We were in line at that point. That’s about all we had.”

It was on to LaSalle Saturday in a co-sanctioned event with the IRA. “We qualified pretty well,” says Jerrod. “We were fifth out of 38, which we were happy with. That put us starting fifth in our heat race. All we needed to do was make the top five to start in the first five rows of the feature.”

Unfortunately, a tangle gave Jerrod a DNF in the heat. “We took off there and we were running fifth,” he says. “The guy running fourth started losing it and spun down the track. I caught his left rear with my right front. That broke the axle and all the shocks. That knocked us out of the heat.”

He would bounce back and get through the B. “We started on the pole of the B main,” says Jerrod. “The track was not good on the bottom. We had three starts and I fell back to second or third on all of them. By the time we went green and I fell in to line, I was running third. The top two get their time spots back, so unfortunately, we were one spot out of that.”

Jerrod would make a charge in the feature after starting 23rd. “We made some adjustments,” he says. “We were pretty nice. Early on, we were able to pass cars in the middle and then the top. At that time, the track took rubber. By then, we were running ninth. Even with the rubber, we were able to pass a couple of cars. We ended up seventh, and the way the night went, that was almost like a win. It was fun! You’d rather start 23rd and run seventh, than start sixth and run sixth like we did Friday.”

 

 

Highside Bites Forsberg at Petaluma Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking to the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night for the third PitStopUSA Series points show, Andy Forsberg would find himself engaged in a torrid battle for the top spot in the feature event before his machine would get upset and make hard contact with the turn four wall.

“We had an awesome racecar, and I can’t thank Cody and the guys for all they do,” Andy Forsberg said. “I had a good run going and probably got a little impatient and it bit us. I hate it for this team.”

Timing the C&M Motorsports PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness/Pacific Highway Rentals No. 7c machine in third fastest, the Auburn, CA driver would go on to dominate his heat race as he won by over a straight away.

Earning a spot in the nightly redraw, Forsberg would find himself in the third row for the 25-lap feature event on a surface that offered drivers a little bit of everything. When the race came to life, most migrated towards the low side of the speedway but Forsberg had other ideas as he took a liking to the high, scary side of the speedway.

Simply driving by his completion, Forsberg would move into the second spot and pick up a spirited battle for the lead with Geoff Ensign. As the duo raced side by side and wheel to wheel, they would exchange the top spot on several occasions.

On the 13th lap however, Forsberg and Ensign would both drive deep into turns three and four and it would result in Forsberg catching a rut that would get his machine upset and ultimately make hard contact with the turn four fence, bringing his night to an early end.

“It was nice to be quick, but it is just disappointing me not be able to roll the car back into the trailer,” Forsberg added. “It is something I cant dwell on because we are back at it again this weekend.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank PitStopUSA, Autism Awareness, Pacific Highway Rentals, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, and Velocity Race Gear and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: Forsberg and company will take on the King of the West Series on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-3, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-7.

STAY CONNECTED: For at the track updates, follow Andy Forsberg on Twitter @AForsberg92.

 

 

Tarlton Sixth at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the Ocean Speedway on Friday night after kicking his season off at the Santa Cruz County Fairground against the World of Outlaws just a few weeks ago, Tommy Tarlton turned in a nice performance that saw him net a sixth place finish.

“After our season opener it felt good to get back in the car and be competitive again,” Tarlton said. “Paul Baines and my guys do a great job and make the Tarlton and Son Inc. No. 21 fun to drive.”

The racy ¼ mile Ocean Speedway greeted 23 winged 360ci sprint cars on Friday night, and Tarlton had speed early in the program as he timed the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son Inc./Executive Auto Sales backed entry in sixth fastest during qualifications.

Lining up third in his heat race, the Easton, CA charger would finish in the third spot and just miss out on a Dash berth by one position, which mean the would grid the field from the fifth row for the 30-lap feature event.

On this night, the surface would stay too good and stay extremely fast which made moving around challenging at times. Tarlton though was able to move around as he would get the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino/Pabco Gypsum/Bandy and Associates entry up as high as the fourth spot during the feature, though numerous cautions would continue to shake the field up.

When the checkered flag flew on the eventful main event, Tarlton would close his night out with a sixth place finish.

“We were able to move around and get up to fourth and challenge for third, but restarts weren’t kind to us,” Tarlton added. “I have to thank my guys and our sponsor for all they continue to do for Tarlton Motorsports.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2016 season.

ON TAP: Tommy and the Tarlton Motorsports team are scheduled to be back in action at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

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The Big Guy 9th at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing back aboard his DF Rios Motorsports No. 00 on Friday night, Jason Statler would work his way forward from the 15th starting position to finish in the ninth spot at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

“It was an okay night, but it wasn’t what we were looking for Statler said. “We got better as the night went on and I think we are getting the balance on this new Maxim car.”

Timing the Amerikote/Riley Collins Auto Body/SCI backed No. 00 in 16th fastest in qualifying time trials, the Grass Valley, CA driver would pick up a fifth place finish during his heat race.

On a track that stayed extremely hooked up and fast all night long, Statler and company watched the track intently as they continue to prepare their machine for the feature event as they were scheduled to start in the eighth row for the 25-lapper.

With the track continuing to stay simply too good on this night, Statler was able to make some early moves from the back of the pack. Hitting his marks on the lightening fast quarter mile, Statler was soon in the Top-10 and battling with Richard Brace, Jr and Jarrett Soares.

Able to clear Brace, Statler would take over the ninth spot very late in the race and then set his sights on Soares who ran a few car lengths ahead of him. Hoping for a bobble in the closing laps, Statler would get to Soares’ back bumper but with everyone being fast on this night he never found an opening to take the spot.

“The good things is that we got the car better every time we hit the track,” Statler said. “When the track is like that it usually isn’t very fun, but fortunately we were able to do some things to pick up some positions.”

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

ON TAP: Statler and his team are scheduled to return to the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night before heading to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-1, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-1

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Jason by following @Jason_Statler or @StatlerRacing on Twitter.

 

 

Willie Croft Notches World of Outlaws Top-10 at Bakersfield Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading south with the World of Outlaws over the weekend, Willie Croft and the Rudeen Racing team picked up an eighth place finish with the series on Friday night at the Bakersfield Speedway before finishing 15th on Saturday at the Perris Auto Speedway.

“I thought we were pretty good at Bakersfield,” Croft said. “We got to racing and moving around a little and it was pretty fun. Saturday night was okay but unfortunately rubber came in early and didn’t make for the best racing.”

Timing the Rudeen Racing/Kaeding Performance/Brown and Miller backed No. 26 machine in fifth fastest against ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’, Croft would finish third in his heat race which saw him just miss out on a berth into the night’s Dash.

Lining up in the fourth row for the 35-lap feature event on the 1/3 mile Bakersfield Speedway, Croft would move forward early as he got by Logan Schuchart and Dusty Zomer.

A wild feature event would see several stoppages and double file restarts would continue to shake things up all night long. Back in the eighth position late in the race, Croft would battle with Paul McMahan and Jason Sides as they continuously jockeyed for position.

When the checkered flag flew on the series’ return to the Bakersfield Speedway, Croft would pick up his second Top-10 finish of the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Continuing to head south on Saturday, Croft and the Rudeen Racing team would follow the series to the Perris Auto Speedway for one final race with the series in the Golden State until they return later in the fall.

Timing the Rod End Supply/XYZ/Firedown Graphics backed No. 26 in the 11th quickest in qualifying time trials, Croft would start and finish fourth in his heat race on a surface that was very narrow.

Taking the green flag from the sixth row, Croft would slip back a few spots as he tried to work his way to the preferred line with the slick track becoming abrasive.

Once the fray settled, Croft was mired back in the 15th spot, and looked to be stuck there. As rubber began to go down on the track, passing would become scarce and Croft would close the swing out with a 15th place finish.

“I really have to thank Shane Anderson and everyone associated with the Rudeen Racing team for making this possible,” Croft said. “It was a tough swing and a couple weekends of bad weather made it a little frustrating but we did have some really good runs. I am excited for what we are going to do this year and am looking forward to getting back in the 26 very soon.”

Willie Croft and the Rudeen Racing team would like to thank Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller, Rod End Supply, XYZ, Firedown Graphics, and Speedmart for their support in 2016.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2.

ON TAP: Croft will return to the seat of his Willie Croft Racing No. 29 machine on Saturday night with the King of the West Series in Placerville, CA.

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

 

 

DeCaires Storms To Fourth At Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Greg DeCaries and his Dale Miller Motorsports team put together another strong showing at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night that saw the Elk Grove, CA driver charge from his 10th starting position to earn a fourth place finish.

“We had some bad luck in our heat race that forced us into the B Main, but we took care of business there and were pretty good in the feature,” DeCaires said.

A total of 24 winged 360ci sprint cars checked into the pit area on Saturday night and DeCaires would time the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Thompson’s Auto Center/RedHawk Casino backed No. 4SA entry in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, DeCaires would get collected with another driver in turns three and four, which resulted in him going to the back of the pack. Working his way up to the fifth spot, DeCaires would be forced to the B Main, but picking up the win he would safely transfer into the 25-lap A Main event.

Griding the field behind the redraw cars, DeCaires would take the green flag from the 10th starting position as he quickly dropped to the bottom of the speedway and went to work.

Clawing his way toward the Top-Five, DeCaires would be a benefactor or a wreck that broke out just in front of him at the race’s halfway point. Now in the fourth spot, DeCaires would chase after Jonathan Allard who ran in third over the final laps of the race.

Unable to get one spot better, DeCaires strong charge would end with a fourth place finish.

“To come from the B, and start in the fifth row is tough here and on Saturday it was a really strong field of cars,” DeCaries said. “It was good to come out with a Top-Five, and I have to thank my race team for all of their hard work.”

Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic, Thompson’s Auto Center, RedHawk Casino, NAAKE Suspension, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Gary Morgan Graphics, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Smith Precision Products, MotoWear, Frank’s Auto Body Shop, and Wesmar Racing Engines for their support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 2, Wins- 1, Top-5’s-2, Top-10’s-2

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will take this weekend off before returning to the Placerville Speedway on April 30th.

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – Knoxville Underway!

(Bill W) April 19, 2016 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team was back in action in the Knoxville Raceway season opener last Saturday night. For the West Burlington, Iowa driver, it was his first 410 outing of the year, and his second overall. This week, he’ll look to get some more laps in, as the team will head to Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois on Friday to compete with the MOWA series before returning to Knoxville action on Saturday.

Early in the going on Saturday, Josh was not feeling comfortable. “We were horrible in hot laps,” he says. “We weren’t even in the ballpark. We went to work on it, and we slowly progressed on the car throughout the whole night.”

The car was a little better in qualifying. “It was kind of weird on Saturday,” says Josh. “It seemed the times got quicker the later you went in time trials. We went out first with Ian Madsen, and we were 21st quick and he was 14th or 15th quick. Maybe the first few cars built a cushion for the guys who went later. That’s just how it went.”

Josh finished seventh in his heat and headed to the B. “We were better in the heat race,” he says. “Unfortunately, we were outside the invert and we had six fast cars in front of us. That relegated us to the B. We were good in the B though, and we were able to finish third.”

Starting 21st in the feature, he would work his way forward to a 17th place finish. “We were o.k. in the A,” says Josh. “I have a lot of rust to shake off. If you weren’t prepared, the cushion would eat you up! Looking back at the videos, it did bite a few drivers out there.”

Josh is looking forward to competing in two events this weekend. “When you look at the results and look at the number and caliber of drivers we had on Saturday, we can’t hang our heads too much,” he says. “We’ll go back to work this week. We’re heading to Jacksonville to run with MOWA this Friday, and we’ll be back at Knoxville on Saturday.”

The team is excited about their prospects in 2016. “We’re encouraged about everything,” says Josh. “A lot of these drivers have some races under their belt. We’ll get a few more races in and be right where we need to be.”

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Deuce Motorsports would like to extend thanks and are honored to announce their continued partnerships with: World of Wheels, Universal Therapy Group, MD Orthpaedics, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Land Pride, Ideal Ready Mix, Matteson Marine, Norm's Koestner Electric, Grand Strand Salon, Gearhead for Gods, Man Stuff, J&J Auto Racing, Automotive Machine, Engler Injection, Hoosier, Weld Racing, Blackbird Motorsports, Hepfner Racing Products, and Mountain Dew Kick Start . We want to thank these partners for their continued support! 2016 looks like a great year for Deuce Motorsports.

 

 

Brad Loyet – Car Remains Bad Fast! (Bill W) April 19, 2016 – Brad Loyet’s attempt at his third win in a row fell one spot short on Friday night with the MOWA Series at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. The Vacuworx Global #o5 was also fast in Sedalia, Missouri on Sunday, but some freak occurrences ruined a good day there. The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver will compete with MOWA again this Friday night in Illinois at Jacksonville Speedway.

Brad set the second quick time of the night on the 3/8-mile oval Friday. That would put him on the pole of his heat where he won a spirited duel with five-time MOWA champ, Jerrod Hull. “The heat was really fun,” he says. “Jerrod Hull and I were dipping and diving for eight laps. We were able to get by him there at the end to win.”

He would start inside row two in the main event, but got off to a sluggish start. “I got stuck in a bad spot on the start and got shuffled back to eighth or so,” says Brad. “That made my work a lot harder. I had an awesome racecar. The car has been working no matter the track conditions, super-heavy or super-slick. It’s been dialed in perfect.”

He slowly worked his way back through the field despite conditions that became rubber-down. “We were able to work back to third,” says Brad. “(Kody) Kinser was making it hard to pass. He was staying wide. He finally made a mistake and we were able to get by him with two to go. That didn’t give us enough time to chase down (Ryan) Bunton. That was too bad, because we had a great racecar. Overall, it was a pretty good night.”

The team switched to the 360 to run with the ASCS-Warrior region on the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia Sunday. “In hot laps, we were cutting laps like we never have on a half-mile,” says Brad. “The car has been just so good. I was hooking up where everyone else was sliding.”

Something was definitely amiss for Brad in the heat. “I went into turn one, and it was like I had never driven a racecar before,” he says. “It was terrible. I just couldn’t run anywhere. I couldn’t run the curb or the bottom. I got over the cushion and hit a rock or some sheet metal and cut the tire down. It may have been the best thing to happen in the end.”

Though they had some damage from the blown tire, the real issue was up top. “We had ripped the torsion arm and brake line off,” says Brad. “We got all of that fixed. When we set the car down, I looked at the top wing. It looked like the wing posts were bent. I looked closer and the posts weren’t bent at all. The tube had started to rip off. The weld had stayed on the tubes, but the tubing had ripped itself off of it. We couldn’t run the feature, because it would have peeled off in no time.”

That forced Brad to take the green and pull in. “There was already a 1/8” or ¼” gap there…so we just made a lap and pulled in,” he says. “It stunk because that was one of the best cars I’ve ever had at Sedalia.”

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

 

 

Montpelier Motor Speedway

The United States Auto Club (USAC) is set to make the first of two noteworthy stops during the 2016 season to the historic Montpelier Motor Speedway this Saturday, April 23rd with the always popular and ultra competitive USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars series. The stop will serve as the first USAC national sprint car appearance at the 113 year old racing facility in this full points paying event.
In USAC Sprint Car competition, Rocklin, California’s, Robert Ballou (a 2014 Montpelier Motor Speedway Feature Winner) picked up the 2015 Amsoil National Sprint Car Championship edging Dave Darland, Chase Stockon, Brady Bacon, and Jon Stanbrough. Racing through the 2016 season for the United States Auto Club has posted 5 different winners including Bryan Clauson, Robert Ballou, Thomas Meseraull, Dave Darland, and Chase Stockon.
Kokomo, Indiana’s Shane Cottle and legendary car owner, Paul Hazen, swept Montpelier Motor Speedway non-wing competition in 2015. USAC regular top 20 drivers Ballou, Dave Darland, Jon Stanbrough, Kevin Thomas Jr., Justin Grant, Jerry Coons Jr., Landon Simon, and Logan Jarrent all made 2015 Montpelier starts.
The Montpelier Motor Speedway, which began racing in 1903 and hosted its first automobile race in 1915, is one of America’s oldest remaining racing facilities. Sprint car racing first came to Montpelier in the late 1940’s in the form of “Big Cars”. While the east central Indiana ¼ mile clay oval has a historic past, the facility has seen many major modern upgrades the past four seasons including new restrooms and bleachers along with the addition of many safety features such as a new catch fence system along with a new front stretch wall, lighting system, and runoff area. The Montpelier Motor Speedway commonly competes weekly on Saturday Nights with its popular Modified and Stock Car divisions, and is also the host to the popular Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget series.
The who’s-who of USAC is a list of some of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport. Former national sprint car champions include Parnelli Jones, A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Johnny Rutherford, Gary Bettenhausen, Levi Jones, Rich Vogler, Kenny Shrader, Dave Darland, Jack Hewitt, and current NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, J.J. Yeley, Jeff Gordon, Cole Whitt, Kasey Kahne, Ryan Newman, Josh Wise, and Kyle Larson all competed as USAC regulars. 2015 Indianapolis 500 starter Bryan Clauson is also a two-time USAC sprint car champion.
USAC Current Top 10 Points
1.** (407) Chase Stockon (Haubstadt, IN)
2.** (393) Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, CA)
3.** (378) Kyle Cummins (Princeton, IN)
4.** (368) Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK)
5.** (351) Robert Ballou (Rocklin, CA)
6.** (339) Dave Darland (Lincoln, IN)
7.** (317) Justin Grant (Ione, CA)
8. **(307) C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN)
9.** (306) Max McGhee (Camby, IN
10. (297) Chad Boespflug (Hanford, CA)
Date
Saturday, April 23rd
Classes
USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars
UMP Modifieds
Super Streets
Thunder Cars
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Times
Gates Open – 3:00PM
Hot Laps – 5:00PM
Racing – 6:30PM
Racing Curfew – 11:ooPM
Tickets
General Admission – $20
Kids (12 and Under) – Free (with paid adult)
Pit Pass – $30
Entry Fee – None
Competitor’s License – $20
A Montpelier Motor Speedway Competitors License is required to race at the Montpelier Motor Speedway in a MMS Track Championship points paying division (excludes all sprints and TQ series). This is a one-time license that must be completed upon your first race at the Speedway each season. Once this license is purchased, it is good for all remaining racing events at the Montpelier Motor Speedway. The fee for the license is $20.00 per season and is required for payout following the event. A link to the form is available on our website (www.montpeliermotorspeedway.com/driver-forms) for your convenience
Location
Montpelier Motor Speedway
East Central Indiana
700 South Jefferson
Montpelier, Indiana 47359
Conveniently located 15 miles from Interstate 69 Exit 264 (Indiana Highway 18)
Web and Media
Official Website – www.MontpelierMotorSpeedway.com
Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/MontpelierMotorSpeedway
Twitter (@MontpelierTrack) – https://twitter.com/MontpelierTrack
Track Information
Size and Configuration – 1/4 Mile Clay Oval With Sweeping Corners; 10+ degrees of banking in corners and backstretch.
Year Built – 1903 as 1/2 Mile Horse Track

First Automobile Race – May 5, 1915

Seating Capacity – 3,200
Parking – Free parking located near main grandstand entrance
Family Section Seating – A designated area for family seating is located in the grandstands directly behind the flag stand. The consumption of alcoholic beverage in the family section is prohibited.
Coolers – Insurance regulations prohibit the carry in of any cooler
Camping – Free overnight primitive camping is allowed. Self Contained Campfires Permitted. Please no wood with nails. Self Clean-Up Required
Alcohol – The Alcohol and Beverage Commission prohibits the carry in of any alcohol. Beer is sold at the track. ID is required.
Souvenir Stand – Fully stocked souvenir stand (includes MMS T-Shirts, Hoodies, Pictures, and MMS Programs)
Kids Stand – Fully stocked family/kid souvenir stand (includes kid’s toys and novelties, racing flags, safety glasses, hearing protection, etc… Items starting at .50/$1.00)
Restrooms – New clean Men and Women’s restroom located behind the main grandstands. Pit side restroom is men only.
Concession Stand – Wide range of food and sides and cold/hot drinks located behind the main grandstands. Dual lines to purchase food available from spectator area. Picnic tables spread throughout the facility.
Pets – Pets are not allowed in the grandstand area.

 

 

BOESPFLUG'S WEEKEND ENDS ON A HIGH

Plainfield, IN- After a weekend off due to all races in the midwest being cancelled due to inclement weather Chad Boespflug returned to the seat of the NineEight Motorsports / EZR 98e Friday. A weekend full of Amsoil USAC National competition. Friday marked the first of two trips to Bloomington Speedway with USAC in 2016. They will return again in July during the latter part of the iconic Indiana Sprint Week.

The night started off with a top 10 qualifying time followed by an impressive heat race win for Boespflug after starting fourth. He gained the lead before halfway and never looked back stretching his lead over a straightaway over second finishing Bland. A strong run in the heat and other fast qualifiers failing to transfer on placed Boespflug on the pole for the AMain. He took the early race lead before beginning to fade. It was apparent things were not going as planned as he began slipping back in the field. The team had missed the setup and Boespflug was unable to hold the car down to the bottom where the desired groove was. Unfortunately the great run early in the night turned upside down quickly in the feature. Chad held on to finish 14th.

"The car was fast at Bloomington, timed in the top 10 and won the heat from fourth. I thought we would be good going into the feature as the invert put us on the pole. Unfortunately we missed the setup making it hard to maintain track position and fell back." - Boespflug reflects on Friday at Bloomington.

Saturday was a new day, Boespflug and the team left the past in Bloomington only taking the things they learned away for when they return in July. They quickly turned the cars around to head to southern Indiana for the first of three trips to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN with USAC this year. Another strong qualifying effort by Boespflug placed him in the top 10 for the second night in a row, timing 8th quick overall. Another fourth place starting spot in a heat race was less than a repeat of Friday's performance. Boespflug and Crew Chief Davey Jones tried something new in the heat, but it did not work. He was too loose and fell back two positions missing the transfer by one position. They went to work to get the car better for the BMain and they did just that it was better from then on out. However Boespflug fell victim of circumstance after taking the lead over Brady Short. A spinning lap car was unavoidable and as he tried to avoid the accident he stalled the car and was forced to tag the tail. He did not let the disappointment and frustration get in his way. He bounced back and was able to transfer into the AMain finishing 4th. Making the right changes in the BMain left Boespflug felling good with the car entering the AMain. Boespflug and the team made the right calls for the feature and he was able to move forward quickly working his way into the third position. Lap traffic was an issue as there were not many cautions. Chad was unable to hold on to third in traffic, but was able to maintain a strong fourth place finish. A weekend that had its ups and downs ended on a high. This was the best finish they have put together this season in USAC competition.

"Time trials are a big part of the night with USAC since your time stays with you throughout the night. Timing up front helped us rebound from missing the transfer in the heat after trying some things that just did not work. The car was better in the B and even better in the A. It feels good to finally put a good run together. " - Boespflug reflect on Saturday at Tri-State.

Boespflug will be back in action Saturday for his first ever visit to Montpelier Speedway with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series in the NineEight Motorsports / EZR 98e.

Thank You to All Continued Supporting Partners: Amsoil, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, FK Indy, Hinchman Indy, HRP, Indy Race Parts, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rockwell Time, Shaws, and STIDA.

USAC at Bloomington Speedway - Bloomington, IN 4/15: Qualifying: 10th / 35 Cars - Heat Race: S 4th F Won - AMain: S 1st F 14th USAC at Tri-State Speedway - Haubstaudt, IN 4/16: Qualifying: 8th / 25 Cars - Heat Race: S 4th F 6th BMain: S 2nd F Won - AMain: S 8th F 4th Upcoming Events: 4/23: USAC at Montpelier Speedway - Montpelier, IN

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR - KOOL KIDZ JOINS 360 SPRINT CAR DIVISON; CHAMPIONSHIP PAYOUTS INCREASE IN ALL DIVISIONS

by Tommy Goudge (April 18, 2016) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce a new title sponsor for the 360 Sprint Car division, and increased championship points fund purses for all five of the track's weekly racing divisions.

Located less than one kilometre from Ohsweken Speedway at 2228 Chiefswood Road, Kool Kidz Ice & Water has been a partner of the speedway and a number of race teams for several years. The support of Kool Kidz Ice & Water coupled with continued support from Corr/Pak Merchandising now enables the top 15 drivers in the final championship standings to share in a point fund exceeding $25,000.

The 2016 Kool Kidz Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division champion will take home at least $5,000, while the 10th place payout will be at least $1,000, and 15th place will pay at least $500. Corr/Pak Merchandising will also be providing a new Sprint Car chassis to be given away at the year-end Awards Banquet. 360 Sprint Car drivers with perfect attendance at Ohsweken during the 2016 season will be entered into the chassis draw.

Drivers in other weekly racing divisions will also see large increases to their championship points funds; The Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car division champion will now be awarded $1,500, while the Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock division points fund has increased to more than $5,000, and the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division points fund has more than doubled to over $2,000.

Champions in all five of the track's weekly racing divisions will also again receive brand new firesuits from EPIC Racewear, while drivers and teams can stay tuned for further announcements regarding championship bonuses in the coming weeks.

TICKETS PLEASE! Reserve your seats NOW for the Burger Barn Northern Crate Nationals, Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, and 12th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Call 519 717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information about Special Event Tickets, Gift Certificates, Season Tickets, Parking Passes, Pit Passes, Memberships, and more.

2016 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway's 2016 racing season begins on Friday, May 20 when Ackland Insurance presents the 21st Annual Ohsweken Speedway Opening Night. The weekly Friday night racing program will include Kool Kidz Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Driver rosters for the 2016 season are taking shape, and the roster page is regularly updated on the track website. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to keep an eye on your favourite driver's plans.

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

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

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Pinty's Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

PROPOSED 2016 OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS FUND PAYOUTS:

KOOL KIDZ CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS 1. $5,000 2. $3,000 3. $2,500 4. $2,200 5. $2,000 6. $1,800 7. $1,600 8. $1,400 9. $1,200 10. $1,000 11. $900 12. $800 13. $700 14. $600 15. $500

STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS 1. $1,500 2. $1,200 3. $1,000 4. $750 5. $600 6. $540 7. $480 8. $420 9. $360 10. $300

 

 

Cody Bova Begins 2016 FAST Campaign Friday at Attica Raceway Park

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

STRUTHERS, Ohio (April 18, 2016) - Cody Bova will begin his 2016 JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro campaign on Friday night, April 22, at Attica Raceway Park. Bova, who will enter the FAST 305 Series season with a Mercer Raceway Park track championship under his belt, will hunt for rookie honors with the traveling 305 sprint car series in 2016, as well as a career first FAST feature victory.

The FAST opener at Attica Raceway Park will open a schedule comprised of 14 events in three different states, all of which accumulating points toward the $2,500 overall championship. Bova has been preparing for his first season under the FAST 305 Series banner for weeks; most recently entering action at Attica Raceway Park during non-FAST action to help dial-in his familiar Bova Racing, J.S. Bova Excavating, AIMI Product Imagining, LLC., Richardson Tree Service, No. 20B.

“We’ve been waiting for this since last fall,” explained Cody Bova regarding the 2016 FAST 305 Series campaign. “I’m pretty excited to get started. We have a long road ahead of us, but it all starts on Friday night. The expanded FAST schedule has us doing a lot of traveling this season. This is a perfect stepping stone for my open wheel career. I just want to thank all of those who made this possible. My family has always been behind me, as well as all of my sponsors. We hope to make a great impression on the road this year and become the top rookie.”

Bova’s upcoming weekend will be comprised of two FAST 305 Series events, with action continuing on Saturday, April 23, at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. The Struthers, Ohio, native will enter the FAST doubleheader with two 2016 starts to his record, highlighted with a 14th place finish during his first ever feature start at Attica Raceway Park on Friday night, April 15.

Bova followed up his Attica visit with action at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 16. After winning his respective heat race, Bova started sixth during the main event, but would retire early due to mechanical issues.

“We don’t have a lot of track time under our belt yet this year, but that won’t keep us from working as hard as we can to get up front,” said Cody Bova. “Despite our results this past weekend, we’ll be ready to go on Friday. We have a lot of positive support on our side. Our goal is to race as hard as we can and represent our home track and fans the best we can.”

Fans can keep up with Cody Bova during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Follow Bova Racing on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @codybracing and Facebook: Here!

Recent Highlights: Captured 2015 Mercer Raceway Park “Outlaw Sprint Warriors” (305ci) Track Championship.

2015 Wins: 6 (5 - Mercer Raceway Park - PA - 305ci; 1 - Thunder Mountain Speedway - PA - 305ci)

2016 Wins: N/A

Cody Bova and Bova Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: J.S. Bova Excavating, AIMI Product Imagining, LLC., Richardson Tree Service, BC Contracting, Gressman Powersports, KAPtured by Kirstie Photography, Welding Tech, Fully Injected Motorsports, Classic Ink USA.

 

 

Tiner Tops King of Kings Winged Sprint Car Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his first start of the season at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Saturday night, Steven Tiner made it count as he picked up first victory of the 2016 season.

“We had really good speed the first time we brought the 94 car out a couple of weeks ago and that carried over to Saturday night and we were able to get a win,” Tiner said.

Timing the Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Deli Delicious backed No. 94 machine in second quick in qualifying time trials, Tiner would then finish fourth in his heat race and earn a berth into the Dash.

Picking up the Dash win over Gio Scelzi, Tiner would earn the right to start on the front row of the 30-lap feature event. When the green flag dropped, Tiner would jump out to the early lead as he took a liking to the bottom of the speedway.

Feeling pressure from Blake Robertson early, Tiner would lose the top spot on the fourth lap. Getting his elbows up, the Visalia, CA resident would go after Robertson and re assume the top spot by the 10th lap.

Once back out in front, Tiner was on a mission as he opened his lead up lap after lap. As the race went on Tiner seemingly got stronger and went on to pick up his first win of the season by over four seconds.

“I kind of got surprised when Blake got by me up top but I knew we were good and kept hitting my marks,” Tiner added. “We got going really well at the halfway point and felt like it got better as the race went on. I have to thank all of my guys for their help, and the names on this car for all of their support.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, Deli Delicious, Fisher Racing Engines, Harvest Supply, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, XYZ Machine, DMI, Dan Olson Race Products, HRP, Sander Engineering, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Tiner will take this weekend off before he returns to action on April 29th at the Keller Auto Speedway.

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Mason Moore Races To Two Top-Top 10’s Including Second Place Effort at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- In action on both Friday and Saturday night, Mason Moore would finish in the seventh spot at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night before picking up an exciting second place finish on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.

“It was a really good weekend in both cars,” Moore said. “Friday night in the Mason Moore Racing No. 22 we were okay and finished in the seventh spot, and Saturday night we were really good in the F&F Racing No. x1 machine and were able to finish in the second spot.”

Timing the Coors Light/Econo Lube and Tune/Geico Local Office backed No. 22 machine in eighth fastest on Friday night, Moore would take care of business in his heat race as he picked up the win and moved into the Top-Eight redraw.

On an extremely tacky and hooked up surface, Moore would take the green flag from the sixth spot. Moving into the fifth position, Moore would chase after Brad Bumgarner who ran just ahead of him.

On a surface that put on an exhibition of raw speed, the only way to gain or lose positions would be due to a mistake. Moore would admittedly do just that and concede the fifth spot to Bobby McMahan just before he guessed wrong in lapped traffic and falling back to seventh as Andy Forsberg got by.

Climbing aboard the Friends and Family Racing No. x1 machine on Saturday night, Moore would get his night off to a great start as he earned quick time honors during qualifying time trials.

Moving to the front row of his heat race after a fellow competitor was penalized, Moore would take full advantage of the starting position and pick up the win and move directly into the feature event.

By way of a pill draw, the Princeton, CA driver would line his machine up in the third row for the 25-lapper. Working the bottom of the speedway to perfection, Moore would work his way up to the third spot as he set his sights on Rico Abreu and Jonathan Allard who led the way.

A late restart would bunch the field up, and Moore would get into second as he got by Allard, but was unable to get to Abreu and closed his weekend out with a second place finish.

“It was really great to end our weekend with a second place finish,” Moore said. “We had an awesome car and we were able to move forward on what was kind of a tough track. I have to thank everyone who works on and supports both teams for all that they do.”

Moore would like to thank Coors Light, Econo Lube and Tune, Geico Local Office, LRB Race Products, NAAKE Suspension, K&N, Selover Paint and Body, and Moore Insurance Services for their support.

ON TAP: Moore will return to the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night before taking on the King of the West Series on Saturday back at the Placerville Speedway.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-10, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-7.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin.

 

 

Allard Tallies Two More Podium Finishes

PETERSEN MEDIA- Jonathan Allard’s season has not gotten off to the start he had hoped. A lot of hard work and long nights look to be paying off for Allard and the Tri-C Motorsports team as JA picked up two podium finishes over the weekend in Chico, CA and Placerville, CA.

“It felt really good to be back up front and contending for wins,” Allard said. “My guys have been working so hard the last two weeks and this weekend I think that showed.”

Taking in a night of racing at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, Allard would time the Tri C Manufacturing/Walker Performance Filtration/ButlerBuilt backed No. 3c machine in fourth fastest amongst the 21 cars that were checked into the pit area.

On a locked down surface, Allard would finish third in his heat race and after the redraw he would line up in the second row of the 25-lap A Main event.

A great start would see Allard jump into the second spot as he chased after the race leader, Rico Abreu. The lightning fast surface would see the leaders get into the traffic very fast and that would allow Allard to briefly get by Abreu and take command of the race, though Abreu would come back at him and reassume the top spot.

With Abreu fighting through traffic, Allard would stay with him but an Abreu bobble would force JA to get on the binders and Sean Becker would by him putting him in the third spot where he would eventually go on to finish.

Dropping the 360ci powerplant in on Saturday, Allard and company made the trip to the Placerville Speedway for another night of racing action. Timing in 14th fastest, the Chico, CA driver would pick up a win in heat race action and earn a spot in the nights redraw.

Lining up third in the feature event, Allard would quickly move to second where he again chased after Abreu who was again out front early in this race.

Getting by Abreu at the race’s halfway point, Allard’s move would be negated as the red flag flew and put him back into the second spot. The ensuing restart saw Allard’s engine stumble when the green lights flashed and this allowed third running Mason Moore to get by Allard, dropping him back to third where he would end up finishing.

“Lee and Shane have been working hard and I am glad we were able to run well and reward them for their efforts,” Allard added. “We still have a lot of work to do, but this was a great step for us. Hopefully we can have Clyde and Marion Lamar back in victory lane soon.”

Allard would like to thank Tri-C Manufacturing, Walker Performance Filtration, ButlerBuilt, Amerikote, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, Weld Wheels, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, RCM Design, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, AL Driveline, and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-16, Wins-5, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-8.

ON TAP: Allard and the Tri-C Motorsports team will again be at the Silver Dollar Speedway and Placerville Speedway this weekend.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.co, or follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

 

 

Justyn Cox 13th at Placerville Following Mid Race Issue

PETERSEN MEDIA: Retuning to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night following an off week due to weather, Justyn Cox would see a mid race issue on a restart relegate him back to finish 13th when the checkered flag flew.

“It was really a rollercoaster night for us,” Cox said. “We went out late in time trials and didn’t seem to have speed, and then in the feature we had a good run going but on a restart we got bottled up and I ended up falling back to 13th. I definitely think our car was Top-five caliber.”

Timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31c machine in 15th fastest, Cox would capitalize on a prime starting position in his heat race and go on to pick up the win.

By way of his win, the Clarksburg, CA driver would move into the all important redraw where the seven pill lined him up in the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event.

As the race came to life, Cox settled into the seventh spot as he worked the bottom of the speedway like many other drivers were on this night. A quick surface on this night had the leaders in traffic early, which would lead to a stoppage on the 11th lap.

The ensuing restart saw Cox get bottled up as cars got up to speed, and as he did that he would get out of shape and lose several positions. Once gathered and back underway, Cox would be back in the 13th spot.

Doing what we could in the final half of the race, Cox would take the checkered flag in the 13th position.

“It was a little frustrating to get caught up there like we did, but it was just part of the circumstances on Saturday,” Cox said. “I think we had a really good car and have to thank Rodney and Kyle for really busting their backsides on Saturday night and giving us a good car.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, LRB, Konnected, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, JRD Endeavors, VSR, ART, K&N Performance, Justice Brothers, Cheetah IV Racing, E-ST Garage, Worton Designs, Manzer Motorsports, Swimming Pool Perfections, and Tim’s Hot Rod Shop for their support in 2016!

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-9, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Justyn Cox will be in action on two occasions this week as he is scheduled to head to the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA on Friday night, and the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA on Saturday night.

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Andy Gregg’s Strong Showing at Placeville Ends Early

PETERSEN MEDIA: Retuning to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night one week after rainout, Andy Gregg had a very good run going until contact in traffic would see his machine flip violently down the front stretch on the 11th circuit.

“We had a really good night going, and had an awesome car but unfortunately it did not end how we would have liked,” Andy Gregg explained. “My crew did a great job, and really had the car working. It is just unfortunate the way our night ended.”

With 24 cars on hand at the high-banked ¼ mile Placerville Speedway, Gregg got his night off to a hot start as he timed the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Angius and Terry LLP/ARP Enterprises No. 16 machine in second fastest in qualifying time trials.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, the Placerville, CA driver would line up in the fourth row for the 25-lap A Main Event after the redraw. When the race went green, Gregg flexed his muscle as he quickly worked into the third spot and began chasing down the lead duo of Rico Abreu and Jonathan Allard.

As he diced through traffic looking to make a move, contact would a slower car would send Gregg upside down numerous times, and though he escaped without injury it would bring the end to what was shaping up to be a very good night.

“It is disappointing, but it happens in this sport,” Gregg said. “We will take this week off for sure to regroup and our car fixed and put back together. I have to thank all of the people who support this race team, and my guys for their hard work.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Angius and Terry LLP, ARP Enterprises, Capitol Ace Hardware, New Gen Landscape, K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, FK Shocks, Wilwood, Arnold’s For Awards, CTL Forest Management, Empire Works, Ice House Resort, Ervin Sales, EMI, Watson Cattle, Wally’s Pizza Bar, Myers and Sons Dry Wall, K&T Custom Fab, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, and Nail It Roofing for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Gregg will be back at the Placerville Speedway this coming Saturday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

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Scotty Thiel - 2016 Season Opener Recap!

Quick Results:

Friday: Tri-City Speedway (MOWA series)

Cars: 27

Qualifying: 13th

Heat: start 4th, finished 3rd

A-main: start 9th / finished 19th (pulled off)

Saturday: LaSalle Speedway (IRA series)

Cars: 37

Qualifying: 2nd

Heat: Start 6th, finished 4th

A-main: start 3rd / finished 15th (after spinning to avoid wreck)

The 2016 race season as officially begun for the Scott Thiel Motorsports sprint car team. This past Friday night the team travelled to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL to race with the Midwest Open Wheel Association and travelled Saturday to LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, IL for the Bumper to Bumper IRA season opener! The team was pleased with the overall momentum throughout the weekend even though the results didn’t show it was great.

On Friday night at Tri-City Speedway, 27 sprint cars were on hand. Scotty was 13th quick overall and would start the heat race event in the fourth position. Only the top three cars would transfer into the night’s A-main event. At the drop of the green, Scotty moved his way to the bottom groove going into turn one. He grabbed the third position away coming off of turn two and began to battle for the next spot. A few laps later, he slid his way into the second spot but would not be able to hold it off at the finish line. A margin of 0.128 would be the difference from second to third but Thiel still managed to lock himself into the nights A-main event. Scotty would go on to start the A-main in the ninth position. The track took rubber during the b-main events so the team knew it was going to be difficult to move forward and also very hard on tires. They decided to some different things to the car as this was not a point’s event for them and see if it would work on the abrasive track conditions. The 20 car field took the green for the A-main event, Scotty tried several different grooves but the grip was not there. The rubber down track came back into play only four laps into the main and everyone was racing the same groove. After 11 laps into the event, Scotty elected to pull off due to an ill handling car and also didn’t want to chew up the tires any more than they already were. The official finish for Thiel was 19th. “It was a trial night for us. Being that it wasn’t a points show I figured we could take this time to try something different and well it didn’t exactly work.” Thiel laughed. “The car felt great early on in the night so we will put our focus into tomorrow at LaSalle.”

Saturday night kicked off the Bumper to Bumper IRA season opener and their 50th anniversary as a series. 37 cars were on hand for this event and Scotty drew a 10 pill which put him fifth out in the time trial order. After laying down an 11.949 lap time, he would hold the quickest time for majority of the order. One car slipped by Thiel in time and would drop him to second overall. That would place him to start sixth in the heat race event. After the field took the green, Thiel charged around the top side of the track. He held the fifth spot but would jump the cushion in turn one and fell back to sixth. A caution came out quickly after for a car slowing. On the restart, Thiel slid his way back to fifth but wasn’t done yet as he slid his way into fourth the next lap. He chased down the top three cars quickly but would hold on to the fourth position after ten laps and would transfer himself into the a-main event and the nights redraw lineup. During the redraw segment, the #2 pill was picked and that would invert two rows of the quickest times and finishes between qualifying and the heats which would place Thiel to start in the third position. The crew went to work and prepared the car for the 30 lap A-main event. The 24 car field took the track and began to lineup for the action. The green flag flew and Thiel used the bottom groove for one lap and quickly charged up to the cushion and held the fourth position. A few laps later he found himself passing for the third spot but a caution would slow the race. After returning back to green for a few laps, the second place car slowed down and that allowed Thiel to move up into the second position. He held that spot for a few laps but would fall back to third several laps later. With only eight laps to go, Thiel was charging around the top side in the third position but another driver threw a dirty slide job and would force Scotty to jump on the brakes to avoid getting wrecked and spun the car out. Because of the spin, Thiel would have to go and tag the rear of the field. After finishing out the remaining laps, Thiel would cross the finish line in the 15th position. “I’m a little disappointed on the finish. I didn’t really have any other option than to hit the brakes hard to avoid getting sent. The car just came from underneath me and I couldn’t save it. Luckily, we didn’t wreck anything and still had a nice qualifying attempt to start off the season. We will get refocused this week and prepare for Beaver Dam next Saturday” Thiel stated.

Next on tap for the STM team is this coming Saturday night at the Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI. Follow along on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports for updates all race night long.

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TKS Motorsports – Fast on Opening Night!

(Bill W) April 18, 2016 – The first race of the year for the TKS Motorsports #2KS team and driver Craig Dollansky was put in the books last Saturday night. A part failure while running sixth early in the feature cost the team a solid finish, but they are confident with the racecar they have heading into this weekend.

Despite coming out late in the pack (25th), Craig timed in twelfth quick in the 31-car field. “We struggled at Knoxville last year,” says TKS Motorsports owner and crew chief Troy Renfro. “We did well at other tracks, but Knoxville was just a struggle, especially qualifying. We made some changes over the offseason. We qualified twelfth quick. We were a little tight, so we worked on it from there. We were ahead of where we were in qualifying last year for sure.”

A third place finish in the heat race locked Craig into the feature. “We made a couple of changes for the heat race,” says Troy. “The car was a little better, but not quite where we needed or wanted it to be. Dan Musselman from Maxim was a big help for us though. He was down in one and two, and I was in three and four. After the heat race, he got together with Craig and me. He saw a couple of things that I wasn’t seeing and vice versa. Dan was a big help. We were able to make some minor changes that helped us in the feature.”

Starting eleventh, Dollansky worked his way forward quickly in the main event. “I think within five laps we were sixth,” says Troy. “We had just passed Brian Brown and the motor started missing. It got progressively worse. Craig started backing up a little bit. He was just trying to hang on. Finally, it just shut off.”

Fortunately, it was just a part issue. “We pulled the hood off and found that the crank trigger switch had come apart,” says Troy. “A brand new part failed on us. I was relieved that it was the part and not something more serious. I was glad we found that right away.”

Troy is excited about the prospects for the rest of the season. “We were really pleased with the way the car worked,” he says. “We were disappointed in the end result, but Craig felt good in the car. We know we are fast moving into this weekend.”

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Sprint Series of Oklahoma Back in Action This Saturday Night!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – April 18, 2016 - After a successful visit in Ardmore this past Friday night, it is back to racing action for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver sprint series as they will make their first and only scheduled appearance of the season at Brill Motor Speedway in Meeker, Oklahoma this Saturday night (April 23).

Coming into the fifth event on the inaugural season, the tour has been dominated by Lubbock, Texas driver John Carney II as he has won three of the four events completed thus far this season. Texan Brandon Long has the other lone victory yet don’t let those stats fool you as the racing has been top notch and fierce, from heat race action to each feature finale.

Drivers who have indicated their intentions on competing this weekend include; Andy Shouse, Long, Chris and John Kelly, Gary Kelley, female hot-shoe Shayla Waddell, Zach Blurton, Joe Wood, Jr., Loyd Clevenger, Cody Whitworth, Jake Martens and Ty Williams. Several Texas drivers have also expressed interest in this weekend’s event which should provide a full-field of 305-ci sprinters to tackle track owner Mark Brills quarter mile, red-clay oval.

Gates open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:30 PM start time. Grandstand tickets are $15 for ages 16 and up; Ages 12-15 and seniors $12 while kids ages 6-11 tickets are just $5. All pit passes will be $30.

Pending which direction you take, there are two ways to get to Brill Motor Speedway:

From the Turner Turnpike (I-44) take the Chandler exit, then go ten miles south of Hwy 66 on state highway 18.

From I-40 take exit 186, then go sixteen miles north on state highway 18.

More track information can be found on the tracks official website www.brillmotorspeedway.com or call (405) 769-6927.

More information on the SSO can be found on their official facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma, where you will find up to date race information and the 2016 race schedule. For questions contact Jim Messmer (405) 417-2202.

Officials and staff would like to thank the following partners for the inaugural 2016 race season: Messmer Racing LLC & Martens Machine Shop, Bishop Racing, Triple XXX chassis, FSR Radiators, Outlaw Wings

 

 

Brady Bacon – Second at Bloomington! (Bill W)

April 18, 2016 – Brady Bacon and the Hoffman Racing #69 team turned in a solid weekend of USAC racing in Indiana. Finally, Mother Nature was a race fan! The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver led laps three through eighteen at Bloomington Speedway on Friday before settling for second in that 30-lapper. He would surge from tenth to finish sixth at Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt on Saturday. This Saturday night, USAC will make a rare appearance at Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana. It will mark Brady’s first trip to the ¼-mile oval.

Brady timed in fourth quick on Bloomington’s ¼-mile, before driving from sixth to second in his heat race. “It was pretty standard Bloomington as far as the track went,” he says. “There was a little strip to run around the bottom, and a groove on the top.”

Starting fourth in the feature, he would work his way to the front early on. “We were able to get to the lead about lap five or six of the feature,” says Brady. “We led until about ten to go. We were out there by ourselves, which is kind of a dangerous place to be sometimes.”

Dangerous, because the drivers behind you can search around the track comfortably. “(Bryan) Clauson just got going around the top all the way around and got by me,” says Brady. “That was kind of a hard one to lose for us. We were really good the whole race. We just picked the wrong part of the track at the end.”

On Saturday, Brady was tenth quick at Haubstadt. “We were the first car out, which is usually tough at that track,” he says. “It usually works in a groove during qualifying. Obviously, we didn’t hit that. I picked the wrong part of the track. I thought the groove would be the middle and it wound up being the top.”

After cruising to a second place finish in his heat, he would line up outside of row five for the main event. “We had a decent car,” says Brady. “It was just tough to pass and make up ground. When you are out by yourself, you can make some really good laps, but when you’re bottled up, it’s hard to pass. We just kind of picked our way up through there slowly.”

In the late going, Brady was setting a good pace in traffic, but settled for sixth. “There was a caution at the end that we really didn’t need,” he says. “We were a little better in traffic than some of the guys in front of us. I wish we could have had a couple more laps in traffic, but it was one of those nights that you just plug away, and then you go on to the next one.”

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Follow Brady at his website located at www.BradyBaconRacing.com! Also keep up with him on Facebook and Twitter (which also can be accessed at the website) at the following links…

Twitter Link – http://twitter.com/BradyBacon

Facebook Link - www.facebook.com/pages/Brady-Bacon-Racing/278125555137

Partner of the Week – Triple X Race Components

At Triple X Race Components, we don’t just build race parts – we race too. We know how expensive it is to race. That’s why we offer the most common Sprint Car, Midget, and 600 Mini Sprint parts. We keep our costs down by building thousands of each part. We build the parts that get damaged the most. With our discounted pricing, you can afford to race hard and race to win. All Triple X components are produced in our ISO 9001 certified factory. They are laboratory tested, race tested, and universally approved. Whether you are a new customer or a repeat customer, you can be assured that you’re buying race-proven products at great prices. We guarantee it. Triple X has established a large network of dealers coast to coast and internationally to serve your needs. Please stop by your local dealer and check out our newest products. Check Triple X Race Co. out on the web at www.XXXRaceCo.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Wilwood

Wilwood Engineering designs and manufactures high-performance disc brake systems. Since the company’s inception in 1977 by Bill Wood, we have developed a substantial matrix of brake components and engineering techniques that allow us to quickly and reliably create brake systems for almost any application. Our core ability is the rapid development of custom engineered brake systems using a combination of off-the-shelf and custom components. In addition to designing and manufacturing brakes for all types of competitive motor sports, Wilwood also manufactures brake systems and components for agricultural equipment, industrial applications, utility vehicles, snowmobiles, quads, motorcycles and military vehicles.

With headquarters in Camarillo, California, Wilwood employs approximately 250 people. We have on-shelf stock of more than 300 different brake calipers, 200 rotor designs, 100 master cylinder designs and a wide assortment of brackets, fittings, valves and brake lines. Our off-shelf brake calipers range in size from tiny calipers used on go-carts and light duty industrial equipment, to heavy duty original equipment brakes for the U.S. military Humvee.

Wilwood's engineering department uses the latest computer-aided design and manufacturing techniques in conjunction with finite element analysis, dynamic test and cycle test equipment, to find high-performance and reliability solutions for the most difficult braking tasks. Our extensive inventory of proprietary on-the-shelf components allow us to provide cost-effective solutions for unique brake applications.

Wilwood is ISO 9000 compliant and has extensive experience maintaining quality levels of 100ppm or less for original equipment manufacturers. Visit Wilwood online at www.Wilwood.com!

Brady Bacon Racing would like the following sponsors for all their help: Fatheadz Eyewear, Viper Risk Management Group, Triple X Race Co., Tel-Star Technologies, PPM Titanium Products, KTA Kiser’s Truck and Auto (formerly Sham’s Garage), Heath Clips Lawn Care, Chubby from CnB Mushroom Farms, Lucas Oil Products, Factory Kahne, FK Indy, Lightning Wings, CP Carrillo, Keizer Wheels, Smiley’s Racing Products, Eaton Industrial Coatings, Sweet Mfg., Butlerbuilt Seats, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Proglide Coatings, Diversified Machine Inc., Fuel Safe, Allstar Performance, Simpson, Octane Ink, Schroth Racing, Wilwood, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

The Hoffman #69 sprinter is sponsored by Mean Green, Mopar, Triple X Race Components, Hoosier, DMI, Lykins, Engler Machine & Tool, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, KSE, MPD Racing, CSI Shocks, XYZ Machining, Saldana Racing Products, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Fastener Specialty Motorsports, Wilwood Brakes, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Zemco Headers, Chalk Racing Products and Weld.

 

 

Tiner, Hogge, Spainhoward, and Avila All Shine at Keller Auto Speedway

(Hanford, CA)- Saturday night at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA it was Steven Tiner headlining the show as he grabbed the win during the season’s first King of Kings 360ci Winged Sprint Car first event of the season, as Bobby Hogge, Nick Spainhoward, and Travis Avila also won feature events.

With 16 winged 360’s checked in on Saturday night it was Steven Tiner that led the field to green and jumped out to the early lead of the 30-lap feature event. While Tiner worked out front, behind him Blake Robertson began tracking him down as he quickly got into the second spot.

The battle for the lead would intensify by the fifth lap as Robertson was able to get a run on Tiner and overtake the top spot. As Robertson would continue to lead the way, Tiner would use the bottom to his advantage and got back by Robertson on lap 10 to re assume the lead.

Back in the lead, Tiner would simply check out as he left Robertson and the rest of the field in his wake as he went on to pick up the win. Ronnie Day would finish third, Gio Scelzi fourth, and Mitchell Faccinto would round out the top five.

The evening would get started with Ronnie Day setting fast time in qualifying time trials, before Faccinto and Robertson picked up wins during heat races.

In IMCA Modified action it was all about Bobby Hogge just as it was two weeks ago. Using a thick cushion to his liking, Hogge was able to take command of the race over Cody Laney and Mike Kirby.

Setting a dominant pace, Hogge would go on to pick up his third consecutive win at the Keller Auto Speedway dating back to last season’s Dirt Nationals as he won over Laney, Kirby, Chet Reeves, and Bill Bartels.

Nick Spainhoward would prove untouchable during the IMCA Sport Mod feature, as he led every lap on his way to victory. Mat Mayo would finish in the second spot, Bryon Holder third, Kelly Wilkinson would finish fourth, and Ben Lickey would round out the top five.

Though light on cars, the Hobby Stock feature event would be a good battle that was eventually won by Travis Avila after a spirited battle with Gene Glover who would finish in the second position.

ON TAP- The Keller Auto Speedway will be back in action on April 29th with the King of Kings Winged 360’s return along with the IMCA Mods and IMCA Sport Mods.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay up to speed with all things Keller Auto Speedway by visiting the website at www.kellerautospeedway.com, by following us on Twitter @KellerAutoSpeed, or by liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KingsSpeedwayOfficialSite. The Keller Auto Speedway is located at 801 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93230.

 

 

Campbell 4th in NCRA/NSL Action

4/18/16 Wichita, Kansas – The second NCRA/NSL event of the season took place this past Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas. The track and drivers battled strong winds and impending weather, but Campbell managed to secure a solid 4th place finish after what has been a bumpy start to the 2016 season.

Starting 7th in heat race action, Campbell worked his way up to 4th place before running out of time in the 8 lap event. The feature event saw Campbell mixing it up with ever competitive CJ Johnson and Danny Wood before coming home in 4th position, behind Don Droud Jr, Jake Greider, and Danny Wood.

The Jeremy Campbell Motorsports team is scheduled to compete next at Humboldt Speedway with the ASCS Red River Region Friday, April 22nd, followed by the weekly opener at 81 Speedway on Saturday, April 23rd.

Thanks for your continued support of Jeremy Campbell Motorsports. For more information about our team, visit www.jeremycampbell.net, or find us at facebook.com/Campbell10c.

 

 

Brock Zearfoss Keeps Momentum Rolling with Back-to-Back Top-Ten Finishes

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (April 18, 2016) - The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss has been on a roll in Central Pennsylvania, and will work to continue that trend during the upcoming Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions invasion. Zearfoss earned back-to-back top-ten finishes in “Posse County” during the recent weekend, including a runner-up finish at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday night, April 16. Before his podium performance in Port Royal, the Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native finished seventh at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, April 15; a second consecutive top-ten finish at the world famous half-mile. Zearfoss will now begin preparations for a triple-header weekend in the heart of Central Pennsylvania, two of which against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

“We are starting to click and it feels great,” said Brock Zearfoss, pilot of the familiar Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Leach’s Automotive, No. 3Z. “I have the hardest working team in the pit area and that is really starting to show. Momentum is key in this sport. Now that we have some, we’ll use it to our advantage this weekend. I just want to thank all of those who are involved with this race team. I have a lot of positive support and a great group of guys who bust their butts. We’ll work to get that first win this weekend.”

Brock Zearfoss will battle on three consecutive nights during the upcoming weekend, beginning with competition back at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg. The Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial will headline action at the paperclip on Friday night, April 22, awarding a $30,000 purse with $6,000 going to the main event winner. Zearfoss did not participate in the 2015 edition of the Hinnershitz.

Zearfoss’ upcoming weekend will continue on Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24, with back-to-back appearances with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “The Jet” will join the regional travelers at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal on Saturday night for the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic, followed by a Sunday evening visit to the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove for the Ray Tilley Classic. Each Arctic Cat All Star program will award a $5,000 top prize, raising the weekend’s overall potential to $16,000. Zearfoss has shown success with the Arctic Cat All Stars during prior starts, recording three top-ten finishes in four feature starts in 2015.

“I have a great feeling about the upcoming weekend,” said Brock Zearfoss. “Our team has a lot of confidence right now and that will play a huge role in the upcoming weekend. Qualifying will play a big part in all three shows this weekend. We need to time well and put ourselves in great starting position for the heat race. That will help create a lot of potential. We can’t wait to get started.”

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

Recent Highlights: Finished second during feature action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 16

2016 Wins: N/A

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Leach’s Automotive, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Comprehensive Test and Balance, Berkebile Oil Company, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, Tate and Sons Firewood, BAPS Auto Paint and Supplies

 

 

Dietrich Continues Consistent Start with Three Additional Top-Ten Finishes; Cashes In Sixth at Bedford Against Arctic Cat All Stars

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (April 18, 2016) - Danny Dietrich increased his 2016 top-ten total to eleven during the recent weekend, recording three consecutive top-ten performances in Central Pennsylvania between Friday, April 15, and Sunday, April 17. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native has only finished outside of the top-ten three times thus far in 2016; all three resulting from mechanical issues or contact.

“We’ve been consistent, which is important, but we are still a little short of where we need to be,” explained Danny Dietrich, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Hickory Run Orchards, Weikert’s Livestock, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, No.48. “We are out here to win races, so we won’t stop searching for ways to better ourselves until that happens. Either way, I’m proud of my guys and their hard work. We have an amazing support group and a lot of dedicated fans that stick behind us.”

”Double-D” launched his weekend top-ten streak on Friday night, April 15, at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg. Dietrich rolled under the final checkers third in the running order; his fourth consecutive top-ten finish in four starts at the paperclip in 2016. The weekend continued on Saturday evening, April 16, at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown where Dietrich finished tenth during main event competition, kicking off the evening program with a victory during his respective heat race. Dietrich’s third and final top-ten took shape during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition on Sunday, April 17; finishing sixth during the 25-lap, $5,000-to-win, Coffee Pot Classic at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania. It was his first start against the traveling All Stars in 2016, advancing one position after starting on the inside of row four.

Up next on the schedule is another three-race weekend in the heart of Central Pennsylvania; returning to familiar grounds in Mechanicsburg and Abbottstown, all before trekking north for a Sunday night stop in Selinsgrove. The Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway, worth $6,000 to the main event winner, will kick start the upcoming weekend on Friday, April 22, followed by a return to Lincoln Speedway in the Pigeon Hills on Saturday, April 23. Dietrich’s Central Pennsylvania triple-header will conclude on Sunday evening, April 24, at the Selinsgrove Speedway; joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for another shot at $5,000 during the Ray Tilley Classic.

“We enjoy busy weekends,” said Danny Dietrich. “Racing three nights a week keeps us working hard and motivated. You don’t really have much time to relax or dwell on prior results; you’re constantly focused and preparing for what’s ahead. I’m excited for the busy part of the season.”

Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign - right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to also follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/

Recent Highlights: Earned three consecutive top-ten finishes in Pennsylvania on April 15-17; finished sixth with Arctic Cat All Stars on Sunday, April 17.

2015 Wins: 16

2016 Wins: N/A

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Hickory Run Orchards, Weikert’s Livestock, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard

 

 

Sodeman Launches New Season with Consecutive Top-Ten Finishes

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio (April 18, 2016) - Jack Sodeman, Jr. made his 2016 debut during the recent weekend by entering competition at the Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park; routine Western Pennsylvania destinations for the North Jackson, Ohio, native. The second generation racer earned back-to-back top-ten finishes during his weekend travels, including a podium finish at Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, April 16. Sodeman will attempt to repeat success this Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23, when he returns to the Sarver and Mercer ovals.

“Not a bad weekend at all,” said Sodeman, Jr. “Starting the year with two top-ten finishes is important. Gives us some positive momentum heading into the rest of the month. We had a lot of fun debuting the throwback car. It was exciting to see everyone’s reaction. We’ll have our regular car out this weekend when we head back to Lernerville and Mercer.”

The pilot of the Glassmere Fuel, Economy Tooling, PRS Transit, Townsend Gas & Oil, Inc., Butlerbuilt, No. 23JR, finished sixth during his visit to Lernerville Speedway on Friday night, April 15. An impressive charge forward from 14th on the main event grid during a non-stop 25-lapper solidified his spot inside the top-ten. Sodeman’s seventh row starting position was the result of a “DNF” heat race finish.

Jack Sodeman, Jr.’s success continued on Saturday night with a third place performance at the Mercer Raceway Park. The defending 410 sprint car track champion started third during the $3,000-to-win main event, maintaining his position inside the top-five the entire distance.

“We had some power steering issues on Friday, forcing us to pull off the track during our heat race,” explained Sodeman. “Starting 14th made our night difficult, but we pushed through and worked forward for a solid finish. We race against a lot of young talent, so anytime you can move that far forward says a lot about your race team. At Mercer, we started near the front and stayed there. Not sure we were the best car on the track, but we raced hard and maintained our position. We’ll try to improve by a few spots this weekend.”

Race fans are invited to keep up with Jack Sodeman Jr. all across the Web. News and information will be posted regularly at www.jacksodeman.com and www.fullyinjected.com. Follow Jack Sodeman Jr. on all of the available social networks including Twitter: www.twitter.com/Sodeman23jr.

Recent Highlights: Earned the B.O.S.S. non-wing main event win during Lernerville Speedway’s Steel City Stampede on October 25th. Claimed 2015 Mercer Raceway Park championship.

2015 Wins: 4 2016 Wins: N/A

Jack Sodeman Jr. would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Glassmere Fuel, Economy Tooling, PRS Transit, Townsend Gas & Oil, Inc., Butlerbuilt, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Triple X Race Components.

 

 

Johnson Rallies for Career-Best World of Outlaws Result during Debut at Bakersfield

Inside Line Promotions - BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (April 18, 2016) - Chase Johnson ended the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series spring swing throughout the West with his career-best World of Outlaws finish last Friday at Bakersfield Speedway.

Johnson kicked off the night by registering a season-best ninth-place qualifying effort before he ended the event by placing 15th during his debut at the track while driving for Shawn and Cyndi Thomas.

"I'll definitely take it," Johnson said. "We started off the night really well or a lot better than what we've normally been with the Outlaws. That put us ahead instead of chasing ourselves."

Unfortunately, bad luck showed up prior to the start of a heat race.

"We were supposed to start third in the heat race," he said. "On the warm-up laps we had a left rear wheel split in half on us. I'm not too sure why it happened. That caused the left rear to come off the car going into turn three and the back end of the car got into the wall. It was a little more damage than just swapping a left rear tire so we didn't make the start of the heat race."

That relegated Johnson to the back of the main event.

"That threw away our time, which was a real bummer," he said. "I'd have liked to see where we would have stacked up without that problem. In the feature we slowly made our way forward. We were one of the cars that spent all race on the top side. I felt like our car was set up for the top. It was a little too free to putt around the bottom. In the middle of the race I moved down the track a little in one corner. We were able to pick off quite a few people. I think we were up to 12th or 13th with about five laps to go and we were heavy in traffic. I got balled up on the cushion, hopped it and got up on the wall. I saved it, but lost a couple of positions because of it."

Johnson's charge from 21st to a 15th-place finish was a strong finish to the World of Outlaws trip to the West.

"All in all it was a good night and I was happy with how we finished the Outlaw swing," he said.

Johnson will return to competition this Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 15 - Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: DNS (3); Feature: 15 (21).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 8 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.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - PitStopUSA.com

PitStopUSA.com is an online motor sports superstore that offers more than 40,000 different circle track parts, supplies, tools and accessories from more than 400 of the premier brands in the industry. PitStopUSA.com specializes in racing safety equipment and is proud to offer the widest assortment anywhere. For more information, visit http://www.PitStopUSA.com.

"We've been partnered together for the last few years and it's great to have their continued support," Johnson said. "All that they do really helps out and we couldn't do what we do without them. Make sure to check out their website and give them a call today. They have great products at great prices. Everyone at PitStopUSA is great and I couldn't be happier to represent such an amazing company."

Johnson would also like to thank Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, Newman Freeman Racing, Shifty Illusions, Napa Auto Parts, Flowmaster, Don's Truck Repair, VSR, Oroville Cycle, I-Wear Graphix, Driven Raceway, Nor-Cal Transmission and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Starks Searching for Third Triumph of Year during Season Debut at Cottage Grove

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (April 18, 2016) - Trey Starks has won his last two races on a Saturday and he hopes that trend will continue this weekend.

Starks, who took last weekend off, will return to action this Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., where he won twice last season.

"I've always enjoyed racing at Cottage Grove," he said. "It's a high-banked track that usually has a groove on the bottom and a groove on the top so it is pretty racy."

Starks has an outstanding track record at the quarter-mile oval during the past three seasons. In addition to the two wins last season, Starks picked up another four top-five finishes in 2015. He also finished in the top 10 during all four races in 2014 and recorded five top-four finishes in six 360ci races in 2013.

"In order to win races you have to put yourself in contention and I think the past three years we have done that," he said. "If you're earning podium finishes and top fives the wins will come. We got two last year and we're hungry for another one this weekend."

Starks has 15 top-six finishes in 18 races at Cottage Grove Speedway since 2013 not counting two World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events.

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 2 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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 Starks Timber Processing, Blue Dot Fabrications, King Racing Products and Masco Petroleum for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Lasoski Claim Knoxville Raceway Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 18, 2016) - Big Game Motorsports pilot Danny Lasoski continued to add to his legacy at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday when he claimed his track-record seventh Opening Day victory.

The win was the first of the season for the Muddy sponsored team, which is aiming to back up last season's track championship at the half-mile oval.

"If we win races the points will be there," Lasoski said. "A win puts a little extra boost in the step of our guys, who have worked so hard. Guy (Forbrook) and I know how hard this sport is. When you have bad nights you can't dwell on them and you can rest on your laurels after good nights."

Lasoski was one of the final cars to qualify during last Saturday's season opener at Knoxville Raceway, where he timed in third quickest.

"Going out almost last in qualifying I thought we put a lap together that was the best we had," he said. "We didn't have a very good car in the heat race, but Guy did a great job adjusting for the A Main."

Lasoski rallied from sixth to fourth place in the heat race to lock into the feature inversion, which lined him up on the outside of the second row for the 20-lap main event.

"I immediately got to second," he said. "(Bryan Clauson) was putting a good pace out front. At Knoxville you can't wear your tires too early. We had a restart and I got under him and set sail."

Lasoski, who advanced into second place on the opening lap, took the lead on Lap 5 and pulled away for his 107th career 410ci triumph at the track.

"I'm lucky and thankful we won our first race of the year," he said. "Guy and the crew worked their tails off so it's nice to be rewarded for that."

The Muddy backed team will return to action this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 16 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

Established in 1977 in Windom, Minn., Big Game Treestands® has grown to be a leading company in the outdoor industry. Big Game Treestands® offers a Rock Solid™ line of field tested, safety certified above TMA requirements, welded steel stands & free standing elevated platforms that gives you not only a safe and extremely sturdy vantage point, but also reliable all-day comfort at a great value. Large, non-slip standing platforms, top-notch fastening systems, and our innovative pinned, sleeved ladder sections provide the Rock Solid™ stance, twist free climbing, and all around silence that Big Game Treestands® is known for. Non-glare, powder coat finish keeps our products hidden from nature's wary eye.

For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2016.

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Bryant Building Toward Championship Run during Weekends Off

Inside Line Promotions - THE WOODLANDS, Texas (April 18, 2016) - When a team gets a little time away from the track, they take full advantage to keep organized and prepared. That's exactly what Tommy Bryant and his Cooper Motorsports team are doing until their next ASCS Gulf South Region event.

Bryant and the SawBlade.com backed team have come out of the gates strong in 2016, recording seven top-10 finishes and four top fives, including a pair of season-best third-place showings. That has Bryant atop the ASCS Gulf South Region standings and sixth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour standings.

"It's just me and a couple of volunteers working on this car and we each spend about 15 to 20 hours a week in the shop," Bryant said. "We all have other jobs, but we love working together and the results show that.

"We've been busy restocking the trailer, getting our spares ready and going through the car. When we get back to racing every week, we know things will get tough and we want to be as prepared as we can. I can't thank my crew guys enough for all the hard work and sacrifices they make to let me do what I love to do. I want to mention Douglas Roberts … he does all the engine maintenance for me and that frees me up to concentrate on set-ups."

The break from racing also gives Bryant a chance to spend time with his wife and three young children.

"My wife is very supportive of what I do and a huge help," he said. "With my job, racing and the kids … there's no way I could do it without her help and support."

Bryant will get back to racing May 6 at the Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, for the 12th Annual Gordon Woolley Classic.

"We are focused on winning this ASCS Gulf South Region championship," Bryant said. "We've run second so many times in the standings and I want this title very bad. We're going to get stocked up and cleaned up and go get this championship."

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 6 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

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

"I want to thank Chris and his team at SawBlade.com for their tremendous support," Bryant said. "They do a great job of marketing their products and marketing this race team. I look forward to winning some races with SawBlade.com this year."

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

 

 

White Lands Opportunity to Compete in Australia during Offseason

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (April 18, 2016) - Harli White is excited to announce that she will head to Australia in the offseason for the first time in her career.

White will pilot a winged 410ci sprint car for Paul Stirton and the A-One Charge Air Coolers team from early December until the middle of January when she will return to the United States to compete in the Chili Bowl Nationals.

"I was super pumped to hear about the idea," she said. "For it to be a real thing is pretty amazing. It's always a dream for sprint car racers to go over there and race. It's an honor to go over there and race. The family and team I will be racing for are super good people. I've had some fans from Australia already. To be able to meet them and make new fans will be awesome as well. I'm honored and blessed to be a part of something like this."

While a schedule hasn't been set, White said the team is building two new race cars for the six-week trip and working on graphics, which will incorporate some of White's sponsors in the United States.

"I plan on arriving before Christmas and racing a couple of shows," she said. "We want to hit a few races to get some seat time and practice. After Christmas I'll race in the big shows. I've never raced a 410 before so that's an exciting challenge as well."

The opportunity appeared after the driver's seat opened recently.

"They've been following me through my career and their past driver just retired," she said. "They were looking for a new driver and I guess my name has been on their list. One of the team guys is coming in June to spend a couple of weeks racing with us. Everyone at Harli White Racing is ecstatic for this opportunity."

Special apparel will be available to preorder before December. More details about the apparel and the trip will be announced in the near future.

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL -

White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at http://www.harliwhiteracing.net/shopping/.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Lucas Oil Products, Inc., has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry. Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace. Lucas also produces a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

"I love all Lucas Oil products," White said. "They have supported us for a few years. Every product they have is awesome. We run their oil and use their tire and wheel cleaner. We use everything Lucas Oil based that we can."

White would also like to thank The Mower Shop, The Body Works, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Rhoustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Rilat Defending Home Turf This Weekend during Texas Outlaw Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (April 18, 2016) - Travis Rilat will head to his home track this weekend for the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, which is a short drive from Rilat's shop, kicks off Friday before Saturday's $20,000-to-win finale.

"It's always good to race close to home and we have a lot of laps at Devil's Bowl so that's a plus," he said. "The World of Outlaws races are always a tough challenge so hopefully we can put down a good qualifying lap and set ourselves up for success."

Rilat, who last won at Devil's Bowl Speedway in 2012, has recorded at least one top-10 finish at the track each year for the past 11 seasons. He was in contention for a victory during his lone start at the track earlier this season, but a mechanical failure ended the night early.

"We have run well and for the most part have been consistent at Devil's Bowl," he said. "However, we haven't run many 410 races there so that presents a different test."

Rilat has qualified for two out of the three World of Outlaws features at Devil's Bowl Speedway the past two years with a 23rd-place result last year and a 21st-place finish in 2014.

"When you don't race 410s very often and rarely with the World of Outlaws the first goal is to make the A Main each night," he said. "After that the further forward we can get the better. If we could get a top 10 or two it'd be a successful weekend."

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shark Racing Engines

Located in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., Shark Racing Engines has been building high-performance racing engines for more than two decades. For more information, visit http://www.SharkRacingEngines.com.

"It's kind of funny how I met (Shark owner) Marc Huson when I went up there to Washington for an ASCS National Tour race," Rilat said. "I was wandering around talking on my cell phone and saw a sprint car next door. I walked over, looked around and introduced myself.

"He's been a great friend. He was instrumental with a support group for me and my family when I was in the hospital up there. He and his wife helped us out in a hard time. As far as his engine skills go, he's one of the best in the country. There's only a handful of great engine builders across the country and I consider him one of the best."

Rilat would also like to thank Worfe Chevrolet, Shop The BOSS, MDS Boring & Drilling, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks and All Star Auto Reconditioning.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Scores Fourth-Place Finish during Sprint Car Debut

Inside Line Promotions - HANFORD, Calif. (April 18, 2016) - Giovanni Scelzi fulfilled a dream on Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway, where he made his winged sprint car debut.

"Todd Ventura really calmed me down," he said. "He said, 'It's your first race and you have nothing to prove. Just get your feet wet and get into a rhythm.'"

Scelzi, who was driving for Roth Motorsports, did exactly that throughout the night. He qualified fourth quickest and finished where he started - third - in a heat race to lock into the dash.

Scelzi redrew the No. 2 during the random dash redraw and he ran second in the race to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"On the initial start (of the feature) we ran around in second," he said. "We fell back to third early. On a restart I got to second, but a yellow came out. I ran in third for most of the race, but fell back to fifth with about 10 laps to go before I regained fourth. After a restart it'd take me five or six laps to get my rhythm again."

Scelzi maintained a top five throughout the feature before he scored a fourth-place result.

"We were one of the fastest cars of the night," he said. "Fourth is really good for the first night in a sprint car. It's huge. The guys in front of me were so good. They were big name California guys I ran behind. The car was definitely raceable. I felt like I could run up on the guys in front of me. It was just me getting used to the speed and getting used to racing around people.

"I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for the great opportunity and I look forward to building on our success. I also want to give special thanks to my crew chief Brent Ventura, who I've been working with the past year or so and who has helped me a lot."

Scelzi opened the weekend on Friday at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., at a micro sprint event. He qualified 11th quickest and advanced from sixth to fifth place in a heat race to garner the ninth starting position for the main event.

"We got up to seventh pretty quickly and then we had an electrical issue," he said. "The motor just shut off with about 25 laps to go. We fell back to last, which was 18th, and then drove back up to fifth. The track was really wide and we did a lot of slide jobs. There was a lot of slicing and dicing. It was a good race track."

Scelzi earned a fifth-place result, which was his second top five of the season in a micro sprint.

He is scheduled to return to competition in a sprint car this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., where he will drive a family owned car. Scelzi said he anticipates racing in approximately a dozen sprint car races this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 15 - Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 5 (9).

April 16 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (3); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 4 (2).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Roth Motorsports

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

"I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as the entire Roth team for their support," Scelzi said. "It's much appreciated and great to be associated with them."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Red Rose Transportation, Fuel Delivery Services Inc., Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, AXA Equitable Insurance with Bob & Gina Estrada, Scelzi Enterprises, Red Line Oil, Metric Cycles Racing Engines, Schoenfeld Headers, Weld Wheels, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, MicroBlue Bearings, KW Suspensions, Worldwide Bearings, Sweet Manufacturing, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, Todd Jorgensen, G&J Truck Sales, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Big & Deep Ag Development, ARP, Red Fuel, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Southern Pacific Farms and Auto Meter for their continued support.

 

 

McCarthy Leads Winged 360 Sprint Cars Back For Round #2 At Antioch Speedway On April 23rd

By Don Martin II

Antioch, CA...The exciting Winged 360 Sprint Cars make their second of 15 scheduled appearances at Antioch Speedway on Saturday night (April 23rd) on the heels of an exciting show last week. It was veteran Art McCarthy leading the pack for his big season opening victory.

McCarthy brings impressive credentials with him as a two time champion at Petaluma Speedway and a one time champion at Antioch as well. He was a two time winner last season, but mid season bad luck forced him to settle for a close second in the standings. The goal this year is to take it up one more notch. To that end, McCarthy kicked of the 2016 season with a win ahead of Jarrett Soares.

The lead duo had a good battle up front with McCarthy making the right moves in traffic to claim the victory. Soares, who has raced his beautiful #12 Sprinter at several venues in recent years, was making his first 360 Sprint Car start at Antioch in a while. It wasn't a bad night for him. Like McCarthy, he was a heat race winner on the night, and he still ran strong with his second place feature finish.

Billy Aton's #26 Sprinter was a welcome sight back in the pits. It wasn't too many years ago when he was the Wingless Spec Sprint champion at the track (2009). Though he ran some of the Winged Sprint Car races during Craig Smith's championship season (2010) and was a feature winner a year later, he stared racing at other venues while Oval Motorsports figured out the next move for the division. In the latest race, he showed that he still knows the fast way around the race track with his third place feature finish.

Chris Magoon was the 2014 champion and was in the hunt last season when motor issues ultimately sidelined him for the last couple races. His #77m was back up and running again, and he managed a respectable fourth place finish. While that's not where he'd like to be, it's something to build on as he tries to get back into championship winning form. Like Aton, Magoon is also a past Wingless Spec Sprint champion, winning his title in Marysville.

At the last race, Dan Gonderman's night started a bit rough in his heat race, forcing him to start at the back of the pack in the Main Event. Gonderman made quick moves around Ricky Brophy, Scott Jaquith and Robby McMahan, but he wasn't quite able to move up further than his lead lap fifth place finish. After his near victory in last season's finale, the two time Spec Sprint champion hopes to get his first win this year.

Speaking of champions, Chico's Economy Sprint Car champion, Brandon Powell, was in the field last race, but it wasn't the best of nights for him, Hopefully, he'll get it back together and give it another go on Saturday night (April 23rd). Who might show up is always in question as drivers tend to show up from everywhere on any given week. Some we might see include 2015 champion Shawn Arriaga, Jake Haulot and Chase Wood Sr. For more information on the Sprint Cars and other happenings at the track, check the website at www.antiochspeedway.com

April 2 Main Event Top 5

1-Art McCarthy 2-Jarfrett Soares 3-Nilly Aton 4-0Chrfis Magoon 5-Dan Gonderman

Past Champions

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

Last 25 Feature Winners

April 2, 2016: Art McCarthy August 29, 2015: Art McCaarthy August 8, 2015: Shawn Arriaga July 11, 2015: Jake Haulot June 20, 2915: Austin Liggett June 6, 2015: Shawn Arriaga May 16, 2015: Jake Haulot April 25, 2015: Alissa Geving March 7, 2015: Art McCarthy August 2, 2014: Zack Lynskey June 21 2014: Bradley Terrell June 10, 2014: Chris Magoon April 5, 2014: Kurt Nelson May 4, 2013: Shawn Arriaga April 13, 2014: Chris Martin September 17, 2011: Billy Aton July 30, 2011: Craig Smith September 15, 2010: Jeremy Burt August 25, 2010: Craig Smith April 24, 2010: Craig Smith March 27, 2010: Craig Smith March 20, 2010: Ryan Risconi September 26, 2009: Jeremy Burt August 29, 2009: Jeremy Burt

2016 Northern All Stars Winged 360 Sprint Car Schedule

April 23 May 7 May 21 June 11 June 18 June 25 July 16 July 30 August 6 August 20 August 27 September 10 September 17 September 24

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Outlaw Homecoming!

 (Bill W) April 18, 2016 – Sam Hafertepe Jr. has had this weekend circled on his calendar for quite some time. The World of Outlaws return to the track that they began at in 1978, the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. The Sunnyvale, Texas driver has had great success at the famous ½-mile and is locked and loaded for this Friday and Saturday night.

Sam has made many trips to Devil’s Bowl in his life. “It’s not my home track, but it feels like my home track,” he says. “It’s always been really close to where I’ve lived in Texas. It just means a lot to me. I really feel like it’s a place we excel at. Being so close to home, a lot of family and friends get to see you race there.”

He picked up the Devil’s Bowl Winternationals there last Fall and has several wins at the track in his career. “It’s been a pretty special racetrack for the history of sprint car racing,” says Sam. “It’s my favorite racetrack to go to. All of that comes together. Every time we go there, it feels prestigious to me and we try to come out of there with a solid finish.”

Sam wasn’t born when the Outlaws originated, but he knows about the history the group has had in Mesquite. “I don’t really remember the Outlaws coming too much when I was young,” he says. “But you hear the stories from the people around here. It’s really a big part of their history.”

He started up front in both Outlaw shows in 2014, but bad mechanical luck hit both nights. He’s ready for a shot at redemption. “We’ve been able to win quite a few races at the Devil’s Bowl,” says Sam. “There’s always a little added pressure too, because I want to win so bad. We felt we had a chance to win the Outlaw shows there a couple of years ago. We had a really fast racecar. Starting up front both nights, we felt like we missed an opportunity. You always want to redeem yourself, and I feel like we have the opportunity to do that.”

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Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo ready for round two this Friday night April 22

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – April 18, 2016…After opening the season last week the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will be right back in action this Friday night April 22 for round two in the battle for the Ocean Speedway championship.

Opening night saw a lot of fresh faces join the Ocean Sprints, but in the end it was the familiar Keith Day Trucking No. 22 driven by Fremont’s Shane Golobic that ended up in victory lane. The two-time Taco Bravo champion inherited the lead on lap eight and held command the rest of the way to record yet another win at his home track. Golobic will be back on Friday looking to make it two for two at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds based quarter-mile.

Last year’s Ocean Sprints champion Justin Sanders gave it a great charge to come home second on opening night and he’ll be gunning to improve one more spot this week. The 24-year-old last season won a record nine times with the Taco Bravo Sprints aboard the North County Plastering No. 17 machine. Stockton’s Brad Furr, another past Ocean Sprints champion, rounded out the podium last week after holding off two-time track titlist Brent Kaeding of Campbell.

Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson had a solid opening night by finishing fifth in the feature. The veteran racer last season finished third in the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo standings. Easton’s Tommy Tarlton will be back on Friday after scoring a sixth place finish in the main event last week. The two-time Taco Bravo champ captured a pair of wins last season. Fresno’s Kyler Shaw, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Salinas’ Jason Chisum and Cottonwood’s Lucas Ashe completed the top-10 last Friday.

More drivers expected for round two this week will include Penngrove’s Michael Kofoid, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, Fresno’s Koen Shaw, Salinas’ Jeremy Chisum, San Jose’s Darrell Taylor, Ryan Rusconi & Craig Frandsen, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Templeton’s Kaleb Montgomery and others.

Weekly award winners last week included: Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time: Brad Furr, High Five Pizza Hard Charger: Jason Chisum, Beer Optics Hard Luck: Kaleb Montgomery

The front gate at Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night with hot laps at 5:30pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. The pit gate will open at 2pm. Friday’s event also features the IMCA Sport Mods, American Stocks, Dwarf Cars and the first Police-N-Pursuit outing of the season.

All seating will be general admission with adult tickets $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $13 and kids five and under free. A family pack featuring two adults and two kids is available for $55. The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.

The Ocean Sprints & Ocean Speedway is held under the management of Prentice Motorsports Group, which also operates the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, the Wingless Sprint Car Series presented by Hunt Magnetos & the All Star Modified Tour.

The Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West, Flowmaster, Budweiser and Kaeding Performance for their support. For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto www.racepmg.com

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour begins 2016 season at the Merrittville Speedway

(Thorold, ONT) A very mild winter in the Northeast has allowed PST fans from both nations to be excited about the upcoming season and it all starts at the Merrittville Speedway for the fifth annual Spring Sizzler this Saturday, April 23.
This will be the sixth time the series will be visiting the Bicknell / Williamson owned facility dating back to June of 2006.
It was Jason Barney a year ago who kicked off the 2015 season in dominating fashion collecting the win over Jeff Cook and Mitch Brown. Other Merritville winners under the Patriot Sprint Tour banner belong to Steve Poirier, Scott Kreutter, and Bryan Howland who has won on two separate occasions.
A very stout field of competitors is expected from both sides of the border including last year’s Patriot Sprint Tour American Champion in Sammy Reakes and the Canadian Series champion in Jared Zimbardi.
The PST American Tour will begin a week later at the famed Five Mile Point Speedway on Sunday, May 1. More details about that event will be released very shortly.
Pit gates will be opening up at 5:00 p.m., grandstand gates at 5:30 p.m., with racing starting at 7:00 p.m. The show will be presented by none other than Fine Touch Collision of London, Ontario which is the title sponsor of the PST-Canada Series.
For more information on the upcoming season for the Patriot Sprint Tour, be sure to visit patriotsprinttour.com. “Like” Patriot Sprints on facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on twitter.

Additional Information:
GPS Address: 2371 Merrittville Highway, Thorold, Ontario
PST History:
6/24/06 - Bryan Howland
8/1/09 - Scott Kreutter
6/18/11 - Bryan Howland
4/27/13 - Steve Poirier
4/25/15 - Jason Barney

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through April 14

IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 297; 2. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 276; 3. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 232; 4. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 229; 5. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 216; 6. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 211; 7. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 210; 8. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 207; 9. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 192; 10. Dalton Stevens, Scurry, Texas, 177; 11. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 169; 12. Tucker Doughty, Heath, Texas, 167; 13. Michael Day, Greenville, Texas, and Shane Gloeckler, Joshua, Texas, both 166; 15. Jeff Day, Greenville, Texas, and Lo­gan Payne, Dallas, Texas, both 165; 17. Ryan Hall, Midlothian, Texas, 164; 18. John Carney II, Lubbock, Texas, 162; 19. Claud Estes III, Godley, Texas, 155; 20. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 149.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California ­– 1. Zane Blanchard, Hanford, Calif., 74; 2. Blake Robertson, Visalia, Calif., 70; 3. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., and Cole Danell, Visalia, Calif., each 66; 6. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., and Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., both 58; 8. Blaine Fagundes, Hanford, Calif., 55; 9. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., and Clarence Cox, Patterson, Calif., 33.

Louisiana ­– 1. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., and Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., both 66; 3. Joshua Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, 38; 4. Ian Looper, Marshall, Texas, 36; 5. Weldon Buford, Alvin, Texas, 35.

Nebraska ­– 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 40; 2. Joey Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 39; 3. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 38; 4. Terry Richards, Denton, Neb., 37; 5. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 36; 6. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 35; 7. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 34; 8. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 33; 9. Doug Lovegrove, Waverly, Neb., 32; 10. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 31.

Pennsylvania ­– 1. Andrew Hake, Manchester, Pa., 40; 2. Mark Watkins, McConnellsburg, Pa., 39; 3. Dale Schweikart, Linden, Pa., 38; 4. David Brown, Aston, Pa., 37; 5. Zach Newlin, Miller­stown, Pa., 36; 6. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 35; 7. Austin Burke, Saylorsburg, Pa., 33; 8. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 32; 9. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 31; 10. David L. Grube II, Denver, Pa., 30.

Texas – 1. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 297; 2. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 276; 3. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 232; 4. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 229; 5. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 216; 6. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 211; 7. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 210; 8. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 207; 9. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 192; 10. Dalton Stevens, Scurry, Texas, 177;

Virginia ­– 1. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 37; 2. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 36; 3. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 35; 4. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 34; 5. Charlie Ware, Hal­lieford, Va., 33; 6. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 32; 7. French H. Grimes, Madison, Va., 31.

 

 

Tickets for World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Granite City Speedway on June 14 now on sale

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. — April 15, 2016 — Tickets are now on sale for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota on Tuesday, June 14 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Donny Schatz, who claimed his seventh World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series title in 2015, won the inaugural event for the series at the three-eights-mile last year. The North Dakota native led the final three laps, after getting by Shane Stewart in a thrilling late race duel. Danny Lasoski, the 2001 World of Outlaws champion, led the first 26 laps.

The 2016 season is well under way for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, with Brad Sweet leading the standings over Shane Stewart. Sweet, who drives for Kasey Kahne Racing, has four wins and a series-best 12 top-five finishes thus far in 2016. Stewart has been a model of consistency with 13 top-10 finishes, which is tied with Sweet for the lead in that category. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series champion, is currently third in points. Schatz, who leads the series with five wins for his Tony Stewart Racing team, sits fourth in the standings. Joey Saldana rounds out the current top-five and has one win thus far in 2016.

Battling the aforementioned five drivers in 2016 is a talented group of full-time competitors, including veteran drivers Paul McMahan, Kerry Madsen, Terry McCarl and Jason Sides, up-and-coming young drivers, David Gravel, who has a victory already this season, Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen, as well as sophomore driver Jason Johnson, who won earlier this season in California and rookie contender Greg Wilson from Ohio.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Granite City Speedway on Tuesday, June 14 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023.

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

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

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Eastern Museum Of Motor Racing Hosts Late Model Roundtable

News from the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing

York Springs, PA

Preserving America’s Motor Sports Heritage

York Springs, PA, April 14, 2016

This Sunday, April 17, the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will host their monthly racing roundtable. Each month the museum hosts a roundtable discussion on various aspects of automobile racing history.

The April discussion will center on local stock car racing. Drivers from the different decades of the region’s stock car racing will talk about their involvement in the sport. Noted Late Model car owner Barry Klinedinst will host the event. The discussion will begin a 1 p.m.

On Friday night, April 22, the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will have a display at Williams Grove Speedway. The display will be part of the Tommy Hinnershitz memorial race.

Sunday, May 1, will be the return of the annual Gary Wolford Fish Fry and Silver Spring Speedway reunion. This event, a fundraiser for the museum, begins at 9 a.m. and continues to 5 p.m. The fish fry is held at the Latimore Valley Fairground located just south of the museum.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing continues to be a showplace for the wide variety of machinery in the world of motorsports. The museum encompasses various forms of racing equipment. EMMR is also a leading motorsports research facility and contains the Chris Economaki collection.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 100 Baltimore Road, just off Route 15, near York Springs, PA.

For more information visit the museum’s web page at www.emmr.org.

 

 

MUST SEE RACING: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WILLIAMSTON, S.C. – A new team, new number and new car were no problem for Brownstown, Michigan’s Brad Wyatt, who led the time sheets during Thursday night’s three-hour open practice session for the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series (MSRSCS) at Anderson Motor Speedway.

In the series’ first appearance at the three-eighths mile oval, Wyatt threw down a lap of 13.685 seconds (98.648 mph) in the No. 81 Mike Blake Racing sprinter, leading a group of 12 drivers who turned out to make laps in advance of Friday night’s season-opening race for both the MSRSCS points championship and the new American Sprint Cup mini-series.

The six-race “championship within a championship” will pit the stars of the Southeast against the winged warriors of the Midwest as they seek glory, bonus money and another championship trophy at the end of the season.

While Wyatt’s lap was a solid one, it was still well off the all-time Anderson track record of 13.040 seconds (103.528 mph), set by Cherryville, North Carolina’s Johnny Bridges in a 360 c.i. sprint car on July 26, 2014.

Clsoe behind, a pair of former Must See Racing champions followed Wyatt on the speed charts.

The No. 50M of Indiana native and two-time titlist Brian Gerster, the all-time fast qualifier (21) and feature winner (14) in series competition, clocked in second with a lap of 13.724 seconds (98.368 mph) for legendary car owner Dick Myers. Reigning series champion Jimmy McCune was third-fastest, at a clip of 13.773 seconds (98.018 mph).

11-time United Sprint Car Series champion Terry Gray (14.001/96.422) and rookie Chris Lamb (14.135/95.508), making his debut in a 410 c.i. sprint car after back-to-back USAC HPD Eastern Midget Series crowns, rounded out the fast five.

The only incident of the session came when the No. 9 of Chris Lemming spun exiting turn two and backed into the inside wall, wrinkling in the rear bumper and damaging the tail-tank of his machine. Lemming indicated the damage was not terminal and he plans to have his car fixed in time to compete on Friday.

Friday night’s Anderson Motor Speedway program will feature an open-wheel twinbill, with the stars and cars of Must See Racing and the USAC Eastern Midgets leading a four-division card that will also see features for the U.S. Legend Cars and the Front Wheel Drive class on tap as well.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m., with grandstands following at 4 p.m. Qualifying rolls at 6 p.m. and racing starts promptly at 8.

General admission ticket prices are $15 for adults and $5 for kids six to 12. Admission for fans five and under is free. Pit passes are $35.

For more information on the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Open Practice; Anderson Motor Speedway; April 14, 2016

1. #81 – Brad Wyatt, 13.685 seconds (98.648 mph)
2. #50M – Brian Gerster, 13.724
3. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 13.773
4. #10 – Terry Gray, 14.001
5. #9L – Chris Lamb, 14.135
6. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 14.161
7. #12 – Grant Galloway, 14.169
8. #97 – Ike Beasley, 14.180
9. #75C – Jerry Caryer, 14.216
10. #59III – Johnny Petrozelle, 14.300
11. #72S – Joe Speakman, 14.587
12. #9 – Chris Lemming, 15.668



 

 

Time Trials added for 410 Sprints Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park

(Mercer, PA April 14, 2016): Promoter Bill Altman announced today that the 4 Your Car Connection Sprint Cars will race against the clock to start Saturday evening's program. "Because this is a special race, with $3,000 being paid to the winner, we will have time trials to establish the starting line-ups," he explained. "The racers responded well to this procedure for the Putsy Kekich Memorial, so we are going to try it again."

There will be one twist, however. Under the speedway's new, two-tiered format, the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks will take to the track at 7 p.m., as planned. So, the 410 Sprints will have their group qualifying (that is, four cars on the track at one time) beforehand. The exact starting time for the group qualifying will be somewhat flexible, in order to allow for the completion of the Mini Stock and Modified Lite portions of the program. Those classes will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will run their heats and features. It is expected that the 410 Sprint Car qualifications will be held at approximately 6:30, after those features.

Saturday's program is being presented by former racer Scott Bonnell, who is an ardent supporter of Mercer Raceway Park. In addition to being a benefactor for certain special events, like "Let's Go Racing!" Bonnell's Rod Shop is the title sponsor for the Outlaw Sprint Warriors.

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

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

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

 

 

Clauson Captures Pair of “Circular Insanity” Runner-Up Finishes

Lonnie Wheatley, FARMINGTON, Mo. (April 14, 2016) – So you want to race 200 times in one year?

Better come prepared with Plans B and C and then some in those cases when the original blueprint gets blown away.

That’s what Bryan Clauson and his teams managed to do this past weekend, salvaging a pair of races to run the “Circular Insanity Tour” season total to 38 races after the original plans of Sprint Car and Midget double duty at the Kokomo Grand Prix fell early in the week and then Plan B of an NSL 360-410 weekend double in southwest Iowa fell victim to Mother Nature as well.

Plan C called for turning the rig south with Clauson and Matt Wood’s Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w Sprint Car taking in a Friday night ASCS Red River Region event at Creek County Speedway near Tulsa, OK, and then traveling back northeast up I-44 for some St. Francois County Raceway action at Farmington, MO, on Saturday night.

The efforts paid off with a pair of runner-up finishes, though the driver would have preferred to add another “W” or two to the ledger that already includes eight wins on the season.

“It was a successful week, I felt like we were in a position to win both,” Clauson comments. “We were in position but just couldn’t close the deal. When you’re that close the wins will start coming, especially when you’re racing 200 times.”

With temperatures beginning to climb, racing schedules accordingly become fuller. Clauson and company have four races in three days on the slate for this upcoming weekend beginning with Friday night’s USAC Sprint Car event at Indiana’s Bloomington Speedway aboard the Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s Restaurant & Hospitality Group No. 63 non-wing Sprint Car. Clauson has topped the last three USAC Sprint Car events at Bloomington.

From there, the rest of the weekend will be back in the Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w winged Sprint Car for double duty at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night in both 410-ci and 360-ci action and then Sunday’s $5,000-to-win ASCS Warrior Region season opener at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fair Speedway.

Race 37

No Kokomo, no southeast Iowa. Warmer temperatures awaited in Oklahoma where Bryan Clauson made his first Creek County Speedway start since 2008. After a convincing heat race win, Clauson started the feature from the pole position and chased Seth Bergman for the lead throughout, ultimately settling for second.

“Creek County was fun, it widened out some for the feature but the top was still so fast it was hard to make any real moves. If we could have got to traffic, I think it would have been a fun race between myself, the 23 car (Bergman) and the 52 (Blake Hahn). Every time we got to the tail of the field, a caution came out so we never got to make a good run for the lead.”

Race 38

Four hundred miles up the road and an engine switch from 360-ci to 410-ci power, Farmington’s St. Francois County Raceway awaited. A similar scenario played out, this time with Clauson working his way forward from fifth and coming up just short of a win after trying a slider to take it all on the final lap.

“It was similar to the night before, again the top was the fastest way around. We started fifth this time so it took about one-third of the race to get towards the front. We had a long run that let us get to him (Brad Loyet) in traffic. I slid it in there in three and four on the last lap but it didn’t stick. That was one that we needed 26 laps to get the win.”

At the doorstep of 20% of the way through “Circular Insanity”, it’s Indiana, Iowa and Missouri on the slate for this weekend.

2016 Circular Insanity Tour Quick Stats: 38 races, 8 wins, 17 top-fives, 28 top-tens.

Up Next:

Friday – USAC Sprint Cars at Indiana’s Bloomington Speedway (Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s No. 63 Sprint Car

Saturday – Knoxville (IA) Raceway season opener (Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w in both 410-ci and 360-ci competition)

Sunday – ASCS Warrior Region at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fair Speedway (Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w)

Keep Track: Keep track of Bryan Clauson’s 2016 Circular Insanity Tour at www.bryanclauson.com, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bryanclausonracing/?fref=ts and on Twitter at @bryanclausoninc.

If you would like Bryan Clauson “Circular Insanity Tour” press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

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

 

 

DCRP Joins Forces with Contingency Connection

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 14, 2016) – In a partnership that will extend more incentive to its many competitors, Dodge City Raceway Park has joined forces with Contingency Connection.

That partnership kicked off with several certificates awarded at this past weekend’s Modified Stampede including a $500 certificate from Elgin Power Packages to race winner Cole Traugott, a $200 certificate from JE Pistons to runner-up Nick Link and a $150 certificate from K&N for third-place finisher David Murray.

For the remaining events in 2016, three booklets loaded with all variety of contingency certificates will be awarded each night. Each one of these booklets contains contingency awards worth in total more than $1,000.

“This is another way to show our appreciation to the drivers and teams that support Dodge City Raceway Park, it’s an incentive that I think everybody in the pit area can benefit from,” track promoter Tommie Estes, Jr., commented.

Contingency Connection is a race event-marketing program dedicated to grassroots weekly racing. Detailed information is available at www.contingencyconnection.com.

Dodge City Raceway Park kicked off the 2016 campaign with 94 cars filling the pits on opening night, April 2, with Round Two of action this past weekend, April 9.

DCRP action continues with a full slate of championship chase action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks on Saturday night, April 23.

The complete 2016 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

Washington Midget Racing Association Readies For 69th Season Of Racing

By Ben Deatherage

Spanaway, Washington- Midget racing has a long and storied history in the United States. Traces can be found as far back as the inter-war days of the 1930’s from tracks all over the country. Sadly, many of these organizations have vanished throughout the decades. However, one such organization can boast that they are still around and racing to this day. The organization is the Washington Midget Racing Association or WMRA for short.

The WMRA has produced some memorable races and legendary names throughout the long and storied history of the organization, going as far back as 1945. Names like Shorty Templeman, Bob Gregg, Ken Peterson, Palmer Crowell, John Starks, Rick Moss, and Mike Bliss have been able to hoist the champion’s crown on high over multiple seasons. In fact, current defending champ Tony Seidelman is looking to make to make history and win his sixth consecutive WMRA title. Shorty Templeman (1949-53), Rick Moss (1993-97), and Seidelman (2011-15) hold the record for five championships in a row while overall Rick Moss has recorded the most titles with ten.

The 2016 racing schedule will feature the series visiting four different facilities in the state of Washington and the Canadian province of British Columbia. A total of nine dates are on tap for the upcoming campaign that should really be one action packed event after the other.

“I think this year is going to be really great,” commented Tony Seidelman, Vice President of the WMRA, “there are going to be some new drivers apart of the series that have never been on asphalt before. It’s great that there is an interest from new people in this deal and it will make it even better in the years to come.”

The season opens up on April 23rd in central Washington at Ephrata Raceway Park for the only visit at the facility. Agassiz Speedway, British Columbia, will host the WMRA three times including May 14th, June 11th, and September 10th. Another track the tour will frequent on a regular basis is Tenino, Washington’s South Sound Speedway where May 28th, June 25th, July 9th, and September 24th will be the scheduled dates. The other facility on the calendar is one visit to the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval on August 27th in central Washington.

For the latest news and information log on to www.wmraracing.wix.com/wmra . Also follow he Washington Midget Racing Association via Facebook by clicking “Like” on their page to follow them on your favorite mobile devices.

2016 WASHINGTON MIDGET RACING ASSOCIATION SCHEDULE:

April 23rd-Ephrata Raceway Park-Ephrata, Washington

May 14th-Agassiz Speedway-Agassiz, British Columbia

May 28th-South Sound Speedway-Tenino, Washington

June 11th-Agassiz Speedway-Agassiz, British Columbia

June 25th-South Sound Speedway-Tenino, Washington

July 9th-South Sound Speedway-Tenino, Washington

August 27th-Wenatchee Valley Super Oval-Wenatchee, Washington

September 10th-Agassiz Speedway-Agassiz, British Columbia

September 24th-South Sound Speedway-Tenino, Washington

2016 WASHINGTON MIDGET RACING ASSOCIATION SERIES SPONSORS:

Classis Window Products

PP&S Heating and Air

Pioneer Muffler

Bellingham Autoworks

Tiger Construction and Excavation

R.F. Architecture

FORMER WASHINGTON MIDGET RACING ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONS (ASPHALT/DIRT)

1945- Allen Heath

1946- Chick Barbo

1947- Allen Heath

1948- Stan Muir

1949- Shorty Templeman

1950- Shorty Templeman

1951- Shorty Templeman

1952- Shorty Templeman

1953- Shorty Templeman

1954- Mel McGaughy

1955- Mel McGaughy

1956- Pogo Lundquist

1957- Bob Gregg

1958- Bob Gregg

1959- Palmer Crowell

1960- Bob Gregg

1961- Palmer Crowell

1962- Bob Gregg

1963- Ken Petersen

1964- Ken Petersen

1965- John McIntyre

1966- Ken Petersen

1967- Ken Petersen

1968- Bob McLees

1969- Ken Petersen

1970- Eric Gibson

1971- Ken Petersen

1972- Ken Petersen

1973- Palmer Crowell

1974- Eric Gibson

1975- Sonny Hanson

1976- Jim Edwards

1977- Arnie Starks

1978- Ed Shefchik

1979- Trevor Boys

1980- Dennis Kitts

1981- Mike Munce

1982- Palmer Crowell

1983- Billy Kennelly

1984- Dennis Kitts

1985- Terry Petter

1986- Rick Moss

1987- Rick Moss

1988- Mike Stryker

1989- Mike Bliss

1990- Mike Bliss

1991- Mike Stryker

1992- Dennis Kitts

1993- Rick Moss

1994- Rick Moss

1995- Rick Moss

1996- Rick Moss

1997- Rick Moss

1998- John Starks

1999- John Starks

2000- John Starks

2001- John Starks

2002- Ken Ferris

2003- Rick Moss

2004- Rick Moss

2005- Rick Moss

2006- Spence Gatrell

2007- Evan Margeson

2008- Mark Atkinson

2009- Ben Petter

2010- Mark Atkinson

2011- Pat Bliss/Tony Seidelman

2012- Troy Globe/Tony Seidelman

2013- Tony Seidelman

2014- Tony Seidelman

2015- Tony Seidelman

 

 

BRYAN CLAUSON’S “CIRCULAR INSANITY TOUR” COMES TO NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM & KNOXVILLE RACEWAY THIS SATURDAY

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (April 12, 2016) – Bryan Clauson’s “Circular Insanity Tour” comes to the ‘Sprint Car Capital of the World’ this Saturday. At 2 p.m., veteran journalist Bill Wright will spend an hour interviewing the multi-time sprint car champion and Indy 500 veteran at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, while later that night Bryan will be competing in Knoxville Raceway’s season opener.

Museum executive director Bob Baker said today, “Bryan Clauson is looking to start two hundred (200) feature races this year and he has already completed thirty-eight (38). If all goes well this weekend, he should qualify for three more at Pontoon Beach, Illinois; Knoxville, Iowa; and Sedalia, Missouri, respectively. We are proud that he will be here on the museum’s second floor on Saturday afternoon with Bill Wright. And we encourage sprint car fans to come out and hear what he has to say about his crazy racing adventures this season, including his return to the Brickyard for the 100th running of the Indy 500.”

Those seeking more information on the non-profit museum’s series of forums should visit www.sprintcarhof.com. Things wanting more information on Bryan Clauson’s “Circular Insanity Tour” are encouraged to visit his own web site at http://www.bryanclauson.com/.

 

 

Hoserville continues support of Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Heat Races at Silver Dollar Speedway on Saturday April 30

By Gary Thomas

Chico, CA – April 14, 2016…With the 26th annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial fast approaching we’re happy to announce that the fan group known as Hoserville will once again partner with the heat races at the event on Saturday April 30.

This will be the 14th consecutive season that Hoserville is a part of the heat races during the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series event at Silver Dollar Speedway. Each 10-lap heat race winner on Saturday April 30 will receive a Hoosier right rear tire plus five sleeves of tear offs.

Hoserville has been involved with the heat races at the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial since 2003 and it has grown to be a major part of the event each year. The heat winners will all stop on the front stretch for a quick interview and then head up into the stands to give a lucky child a trophy to take home.

The Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial pays tribute to fallen race car driver Dave Bradway Jr., who lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Skagit Speedway’s Dirt Cup in 1987. Bradway was a driver destined for stardom in Sprint Car racing and the event held in his memory has become a cornerstone for the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series each season. It marks round two in the fight for the KWS championship, with the season-opener taking place at Placerville Speedway the week before on April 23.

It’s also become a tradition at the start of the night to hand out the Carwash Mike Fast Time Award at the Bradway. The winner of the award will take home a custom one of a kind Jagermeister Trophy & a Coors Light Cowboy Hat, in honor of super fan Carwash Mike Avilla, who passed away in 2011. The Carwash Mike Fast Time Award has been captured the last four years by Rico Abreu, Tim Kaeding, Roger Crockett & Bud Kaeding respectively.

If anyone would like to add to the fast time award, hard charger award, purchase a lap or add anything to the night, please contact Dave & Dianne Durica at Durica1414@sbcglobal.net or 916-988-5958.

The Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial features a 40-lap main event to conclude the night. Information and updates on the event will be found at www.racepmg.com & http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com along with both the KWS and Silver Dollar Speedway Facebook pages.

Silver Dollar Speedway is located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, a half-mile west of SR 99 on Park Ave in Chico, California. Camping is available on the fairgrounds for the weekend.

Past winners of the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Hoserville Heats

2015
Justyn Cox
Sean Becker
Mason Moore
Ryan Bernal

2014
Willie Croft
Craig Stidham
Brent Kaeding
Shane Golobic

2013
Shane Stewart
Willie Croft
Jonathan Allard
Dominic Scelzi

2012
Tim Kaeding
Jonathan Allard
Peter Murphy
Willie Croft

2011
Mason Moore
Ian Madsen
Rico Abreu
Tim Kaeding

2010
Andy Gregg
Brett Miller
Jason York
Kyle Larson

2009
Andy Forsberg
Sean Becker
Robert Stice
Kyle Hirst

2008
Brent Kaeding
Roger Crockett
Tyler Walker
Evan Suggs

2007
Sean Becker
Brad Sweet
Colby Wiesz
Evan Suggs

2006
Willie Croft
Brett Rollag
Ronnie Day
Peter Murphy

2005
Stephen Allard
Lawrence Edlund
David Robinson Jr.
Mike Benson

2004
Sean Becker
Mike Henry
Roger Crockett
Craig Stidham

2003
Brent Kaeding
Wayne Williams
Craig Stidham
Jimmy Carter

 

 

East Meets (Mid)west at Nebraska’s Dirt Classic I-80

Sarver, PA (April 14, 2016) – Transplants: whether it’s a seedling or an organ, they’re often messy, sometimes life-saving and always make for great television entertainment.

And in just one month, race fans will get to see one themselves at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska when the Dirt Classic transplants its brand of innovative purse structure, format and event promotion to the 4/10th mile oval.

In conjunction with the NSL Series, the Dirt Classic will be presenting a $10,000-to-win show on Friday, May 6th at I-80 Speedway. And, while $10,000 is an impressive payday, it’s not just the winner’s check that should entice teams to make the haul from hundreds of miles away and fans to pack the stands.

It’s the event itself.

Because Nebraska has never seen anything like it.

From the anticipated field – without many local 410 racers, fans will be treated to a host of ‘outsiders’ towing in to try and steal the $10,000 check and the Golden Ticket, a guaranteed starting spot in September’s $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway – to the atmosphere, the Dirt Classic I-80 is sure to be a hit for fans who want a taste of the Dirt Classic brand right in their own, Midwestern backyards.

And with passing points being standard operating procedure for sprint car specials in the region, the format – which was determined by fan vote – will be a huge part of the appeal for both fans and teams.

Fans were given the choice of two potential formats for when the cars hit the track to compete for a huge payout and a Golden Ticket to September’s $20,000-to-win main event: the ‘classic’ points-based Dirt Classic format or an Australian Shootout-based program.

Votes were cast, and the numbers were tallied to determine the winning schedule of events….and it was the ‘classic’ Dirt Classic format!!

There’s something to be said for not messing with a good thing, and it seems that Nebraska fans – most of which won’t be able to see the Dirt Classic live from the stands at Lincoln Speedway – want to see their own teams compete in the challenging-yet-exciting format.

The Dirt Classic format starts off with two-laps of single car qualifying, in which each team earns points based on their time trial finish. Fast qualifier earns 100 points, with each position dropping by two points.

Heat races will be lined straight up by time trial finish, with 100 points being awarded to the heat race winner, dropping by 5 points per position.

A second set of heat races will feature an inverted time trial finish lineup. This set of heat races will earn the winner 200 points, with each position behind earning 5 points less.

Points will be tallied after these three opportunities to earn them, and the top-16 in points will advance to the A-main. Remaining cars will go to the B-main and earn no additional points.

The feature will be lined straight up by overall point totals.

How often do we get to determine the race we, as fans, want to see or, as drivers, want to race, especially with ten grand on the line? Tune in for more details about the Dirt Classic I-80 in the coming weeks.

About The Dirt Classic:

Investing in the future of sprint car racing, The Dirt Classic presents marquee sprint car events with high payouts and an emphasis on innovative marketing and crowd-pleasing competition. The third annual $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic Pennsylvania will be held on Saturday, September 24th at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA and boasts the largest single-race payout in the track’s legendary history. The race was won by Steve Smith in 2014 and Brian Montieth in 2015.

The Dirt Classic is a DirtyMouth Communications Production. Please contact Kristin Swartzlander of DirtyMouth Communications at 724-448-5120 or Kristin@DirtyMouthCommunications.com for more information on media or marketing partnerships.

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

 

 

33rd Anniversary Season for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: A Season for Everyone.

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY - As the 2016 season is ready to kick off for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS), 360 sprint teams of two nations will be vying for more money offered than ever before. In tradition with ESS, it's not all about the winners, it's about all teams that make up the car count on each night. For our 33rd Anniversary, we are very excitied!

"We feel the key to the success over the years is to spread out the wealth to all the teams that either follow the tour or come and visit once in a while." noted ESS President Chuck Miller. "The tour followers of course has the opportunity of getting the most financial reward but we also make sure ALL tour followers get rewarded."

ESS has it set up that if you follow 2/3rds of the full point shows you will receive from the overall Lucas Oil Point fund, Lucas Oil Product given away at